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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Family Fun Reveal - Imaginisce newest collection.

Hello blogging friends! How many of you are planning a road trip around Thanksgiving or Christmas? Do you need ideas for keeping your little ones entertained?  Maybe hear, "Are we there yet?"  a little less. Well I've got a great idea for you. I have a fun busy box to share with you that I created with the new Imaginisce Family Fun collection. I decorated my box with paper and die cuts from the collection. It's about a 9"x9" tin. 



 My Xyron 9" Creative Station came in handy to adhere the papers to the tin.


Then I decorated the cover with some die cuts and thickers.



This box can hold plenty of snacks, games, crayons... I decided to make some magnetic dolls to put inside mine with the Family Fun die cuts. Since my box is actually a tin I am upcycling, the magnets will stick right to it!. To create the magnets, I ran the dolls and accessories I chose through my 9" Creative Station with a Laminate Magnet cartridge inside. I chose accessories that were not too small so their little fingers would not get too frustrated, lol. 



The Creative Station has a trimmer in the back to cut the magnetic sheet apart. Such an awesome idea to put the trimmer right there on the machine!



Then I cut the pieces out. (insert Hand Cramp here!)



Since the Safari hat had a slit cut in it for the doll head, I used my Clicut to cut through the laminate and magnetic sheets. The Clicut is one of the newer tools for Imaginisce. It's a retractable pen knife. Make sure to use it with a self healing mat so as not to cut into your table top. 



I organized my box with the girl doll and accessories on the inside of the lid and the boy doll and his accessories on the bottom of my tin. 





They can be moved around easily and dressed and undressed. 



I may need to add some of those adorable zoo animal die cuts to my busy box. To add to the creativity, I got a small dry erase board. The magnets will stick to this board too! and Did you know you can get dry erase crayons? No tops to get lost! No mess if they happen to fall out of little hands! Where were these when my kids were little! They work great and can be stowed away inside the busy box!  





Supplies:
Imaginisce : Pattern Papers, Die Cuts (Family Fun),Clicut, Self Healing Mat
American Crafts - Thickers
Crayola Dry Erase Board and Crayons

Thanks for stopping by.
~Marcia

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

You're Awesome - Clique Kits Pep Rally

Hello blogging friends!  It's time for the Clique Kits Pep Rally! Yeah!!!! I love seeing what everyone has been creating with their kits. If you want to start at the beginning, head on over to the Clique Kits blog. Be sure to comment all along the hop to increase your chances to win.... a November Homecoming Kit. This is an amazing prize, the Lemon Owl Weekend Trip collection plus Webster's Pages Nest plus tons of embellishments.



Here is the mood board for the share ...



I was inspired by all the colors of the mood board. I think I included all of them on my layout.
Here is my layout ....





I used the latest sketch from Sketchabilities. I have always loved Karan's gorgeous sketches, and sketches are such a great starting point. The thing that I loved about this one was those circles framing the photos. They mimic the circles in that Life is Good journal card, so of course I had to include that too.


The paper is mostly LemonOwl Weekend Trip with some Webster's Pages Nest thrown in there to bring out the orange. I am so in love with the embellishments and add-ons that are hand selected for each month's kit. I LOVE these felt deer from Freckled Fawn, and how fun is this "Hi" paper clip!!



Some gesso painted on the wood word with my finger helps to soften it a little.



Thanks for stopping by! Head on over to Mariah's blog now ...
~Marcia

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Jingle All The Way - Love My Tapes

Hello blogging friends! I have a home decor project I made for Love My Tapes that you could make for gifting... or keep for yourself  (because it is so gorgeous!)  It would look perfect on a mantel, don't your think.


I saw a lot of these on Pinterest last Christmas, but mostly with black vinyl lettering and a splash of red. I thought the kids would love a blue Frozen version with the help of a few Doodlebug stickers and paper.


The Love My Tapes glitter adhesive cardstock cute beautifully with my Silhouette.


so.... Now I need to decide whether to gift this beauty.... or keep it for myself.



Thanks for stopping by.
~Marcia

Monday, November 10, 2014

Wedding Birdseed Bags with Love My Tapes

Hello blogging friends. I have a super cute wedding idea to share with you today using some Love My Tapes washi tape.

It's a tradition to throw rice at weddings as the couple departs the church, as rice is a symbol of fertility. Well somewhere along the line, we discovered that birds that eat the rice, die! So it's much more common now to throw birdseed.  My oldest daughter got married last weekend and my sister-in-law made these cute little bags for keeping birdseed.  I tried to save one, but my hubby (thinking he was being a big help) threw it out! I had to recreate a few to show you ...


I searched through my stamps for anything wedding related and came up with this heart and bridal couple. Just stamp your image on the glassine bag, fill with some birdseed and seal shut with washi tape. This washi tape was the perfect choice :)


Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

You + Me = Us Clique Kits Challenge

Hello blogging friends! I played some more with my November Clique Kit. Did you know that Clique Kits has a monthly challenge and anyone can participate? plus there are fabulous prizes!! This month the sponser is 17Turtles.


Juliana Michaels created 4 fabulous digital cut files to coordinate with the November kit Homecoming. I could not wait to scrap this photo from my daughter's wedding and used the Grateful Fall cut file to frame my photo. The papers are from the Webster's Pages Nest collection...SWOON!... I LOVE this collection. Have a look....

@CliqueKits

That gorgeous photo was courtesy of Amanda Plucker Photography. She does really gorgeous work, check her out local peeps. Here are some close-ups of my layout...


This cute little heart flair does not have branches on it, lol. That is a reflection.


I was bound and determined to use this journal card with these cute birds on my layout but I just did not have enough room, so I partially fussy cut out the birds and layered them on top of my photo. My daughter has a thing for birds. Check out those Lawn Fawn wood veneer leaves.... you can still pick those up in the Clique Store. Use coupon code Marcia10 and save 10%.

I hope you will join us at Clique Kits for our November challenge. One lucky person will win a $20 gift certificate to the 17Turtles store!!!

Enjoy your weekend
~Marcia

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

One Last Selfie .... Clique Kits

Hello blogging friends! I have been so, so busy in the last week with last minute wedding errands, hauling my hubby to Dr appts after he threw his back out, and trying to work my 9-5. Thankfully hubby was well enough to walk his daughter down the aisle. Well I could not wait to play with my November Clique Kit when all the chaos subsided.


You can see why, right? Look at the gorgeous papers from Lemon Owl and Websters Pages! Plus those awesome embellies. While I am patiently waiting for photos from the wedding photographer, I scrapped this selfie my daughter took of herself and then posted on Facebook and Instagram as I was driving her to the wedding.



I used the latest Creative Scrappers sketch... Perfect for a big title.


Here are some close-ups ...


I love the transparent butterflies in the kit. And did you know Clique Kits come with digital cut files every month? This month the talented Juliana Michaels created these gorgeous rose flowers and other cut files, They are available in her shop 17Turtles.




This cute felt deer from Freckled Fawn is available in the Clique Store. Use coupon code Marcia10 and save 10%.


Even this cool washi tape is in the Clique Store....


Thanks for stopping by,
~Marcia

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Mummy Halloween Card With Lace Tapes

Hello blogging friends. Can you believe that Halloween is Friday already? Where did October go? I just had to make one of these Halloween mummy cards that I've seen all over Pinterest before it was too late. I thought the Love My Tapes lace tape would be perfect for making my mummy.


Here is how you can make one too...

Cut a piece of cream colored cardstock slightly smaller than the width of your card then tear it into strips. Adhere the lace tape on top of the strips.


Use a scissors to cut the lace tape edges to distress.
Dab some ink on yout craft mat and using an H2O pen, pick up the ink and paint the torn edges of cardstock and lace.

Once they are dry, run them through the Xyron Sticker Maker. This will ensure that the edges won't continue to curl up.



Then assemble the pieces onto your card base and add the googly eyes.
Don't have lace tape... Try running lace through your Xyron Sticker Maker to create your own :)

Supplies:
Love My Tapes :ace Tape
Ranger Distress Ink in Vintage Photo
Jillibean Soup Ephemera die cuts
Core'dinations cardstock
Xyron Tape Runner
Xyron 2.5" Create-a-Sticker machine


Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Turkey Day Table Decor with Imaginisce

Hello blogging friends. I have a fabulous project today to share with you that I created with my Imaginisce Bushel O' Fall papers. I love decorating for a party! These turkeys are going to look great on my Thanksgiving tables. The Imaginisce Bushel O' Fall pattern papers were a perfect choice. I love those yellow, orange, and reds mixed with a touch of teal blue. 


The inspiration for these came from a Minnesota scrapbook store in Pine City.  I saw some of these rosette turkeys while on a girl's outing last Spring and thought to myself... I need to make something similar to that! Here is the Pine City Scrapbook Store version ....


Here are some close-ups of my turkeys ....



These turkeys were easy to make. I created 3 rosettes using 1", 1.25", and 1.5" strips of pattern papers. I used my i-Top punches to cover the middle of the rosette, so it still looks like turkey feathers. Use a small in the front and a large one in the back to cover the hole in the middle. You want them to look nice from a back view too. 


WARNING .... Making these is addictive..... 



Supplies:
Imaginisce : Pattern Papers (Bushel O'Fall), i-Top, small, large punches, i-Bond Hot Glue Gun
Core'dinations cardstock
Silhouette Cameo (ticket cut file) and I used the Print and Cut feature for the text on the tickets
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Memo Pins
ScorePal Scoreboard

Oh, and those cute little wood veneer leaves are on sale in the Clique Store, just use coupon code Marcia10 to get 10% off :) 
and if you happen to be driving by Pine City, Minnesota .... This scrapbook store is well worth a visit!

Thanks for stopping by...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Winter Fun with Xyron, Core'dinations, and Petaloo

Welcome to the Xyron, Core'dinations, and Petaloo Blog Hop!


There is tons of inspiration and even prizes to win, so be sure to stop by the participating blogs all week long.

I had in mind originally to make cards using the Crate Paper Bundled Up collection as the colors went so well with those gorgeous Petaloo flowers and ribbons I received. I paired it with some Core'dinations Whitewash cardstock....


I scored the edges of my card after dry embossing some snowflakes on the edges. Core'dinations cardstock is my favorite cardstock to use when embossing. Here is a close-up of that embossing.


Supplies:
Xyron Mega Runner
Xyron 3/16" Adhesive Dots

Teresa Collins Plier Stapler
Core'dinations Whitewash collection

Core'dinations Dust Buddy & Sand-it Gadget
Petaloo Holiday Dazzlers Jewelled Florettes
Petaloo Fancy Trims Shades of Pink

Crate Paper Bundled Up pattern papers, ephemera die cuts, and PL cards
Sizzix Embossing folder

Then, I got to thinking how great a mini album would look instead of a card. I would have a larger area to work with for more embossing and room to showcase more flowers and ribbons. So here is the cover to my mini album I created ...


I love using my Xyron 9" Creative Station for adhering pages in my mini. No need to worry about pages coming undone later and with the Creative Station I get edge to edge coverage! It comes in handy for those smaller embellishments too...


I used the same technique as on my card to dry emboss and then score the edge. I just love the texture of the embossed trees and with Kraft core they really stand out.



There is some Petaloo Fancy Trim tucked in there as well as tied on my rings binding my album. I added lots more Dazzlers jewelled florettes and some gorgeous Darjeeling flowers. Xyron adhesive dots work great for adhering all those flowers!


Supplies:
Xyron Mega Runner
Xyron 3/16" Adhesive Dots

Xyron 9" Creative StationCore'dinations Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection
Core'dinations Dust Buddy & Sand-it Gadget
Petaloo Holiday Dazzlers Jewelled Florettes
Petaloo Fancy Trims Shades of Pink

Petaloo Darjeeling Mini Mix Teastained Reds
Crate Paper Bundled Up pattern papers, ephemera die cuts, flair, and PL cards
Sizzix Embossing folder

Thanks for stopping by
~Marcia