Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Wow! You ladies love your bling just as much as I do! We sold out of the i-rock supplies in record time... but we are expecting a new shipment of the i-rock supplies THIS WEEK!!! We are also expecting the fun new Birthday Bash collection this week as well! Do you have your product notifications in?

Speaking of Imaginisce... I just love their whimsical and fun-loving designs! Let's see some projects using Imaginisce! We'll take a walk down memory lane and look at some of their older collections and see what our fabulous Design Team is doing with their newer collections!

Let's start with the wonderful new Splash Dance!

Beach Boardwalk by Designer Leah Schaeffer

Leah used the wonderful Splash Dance and the fun new i-rock on this layout! I love that title! I had to show this one off again because I love it so much! Great work Leah!

Love Deeper than the Ocean by Designer Leah Schaeffer

Leah used both the front and back of Water Words for this layout and did some fussy-cutting from the Bathing Beauties paper! Love it!

Our Family is a Shore Thing by Designer Leah Schaeffer

Love, love, love this double-page layout! Leah used this layout for this week's challenge at SOUS. Fantastic work!

Here Comes the Sun by Designer Sandi Clarkson

Sandi didn't add a lot of embellishment to this layout because the paper did all the work! I love the clean, simple design of this layout! And that picture of Sandi's gd is too cute!

Now let's go back and see some of Imaginisce's older collections!

Remember For Peep's Sake?

How about Teacher's Pet?

Let's not forget Sweet Cheri!

Spooky Town - of course I had to get a Halloween collection in there!

Polar Expressions was one of my all time favorite Imaginisce collections!

I almost forgot the wildly popular Wild Things!

What is your favorite Imaginisce collection? Leave us a comment below and we'll have a random drawing for a bunch of Imaginisce papers! You'll get an assortment of papers from: Polar Expressions, Teacher's Pet, Wild Things, All Kinds of Happy and Summer Cool! Enter by midnight on Monday, July 5. The winner will be announced on the blog Tuesday, July 6. Good luck!

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Behind the Scenes - SOUS Sketch Challenge

Even though I'm layout-impaired, I keep trying! Eventually, I'll manage to have a layout come together and just look fantastic! I love the double-page sketch by Becky Fleck at StuckOnUSketches this week and decided to give it a try! Take a look:

Here is the sketch:

Here is my take on the sketch:

Behind the Scenes (at Seaworld)

I thought the Basic Grey Basics would be perfect for the background! It did look like it needed a pop of color so I added some Bo Bunny Double Dot paper in Brilliant Blue. It matches so nicely with the blue in the pool!

Page 1 - We were lucky enough to get a "Behind the Scenes" tour at Seaworld in San Diego! We met this majestic Beluga Whale in the Wild Arctic exhibit.

Page 2 - The girls got to "pet" the whale, feed it and we all got whale kisses! It was absolutely amazing at how smart these beautiful creatures are!

Here is a close-up of the Basic Grey - Basics Writer's Block. They were perfect for adding my sub-title and look great as decorative accents!

Here is a close-up of the Basic Grey - Basics Ribbon Doilies! They were perfect to finish off that edge!

Well, that's it. Again, not exactly how I saw it in my head, but I'm still happy with it! Thanks for looking!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Monday Inspiration from Grandma

Happy Monday! Okay, I tried! I try really hard to like Mondays, but I just don't think it's possible! Like everyone else, I truly love my weekends starting with Friday!

We have a little Monday inspiration for you to start off the week! Grandma has made this super-fun, super-cute watering can using Sassafras Lass papers and a little Bo Bunny Flower Child! Grandma found this inexpensive watering can at a craft store and thought she'd cover it with some papers and embellishments for a fun home-decor project! I love the colors - so cheerful (and perfect for a Monday!)

Grandma Lori's Watering Can

I love all the flowers and colors! What a happy project!

The felt gate is from Prima! It works so well with her theme!

Here is a close-up of some of her flowers and fussy-cutting.

This flower is from Bo Bunny Flower Child that Grandma fussy-cut from the back of the Stripe paper!

Take a look at Grandma's work! She papered everywhere!

Thanks for looking at Grandma's Altered Watering Can! Leave her a little love - she will definitely appreciate it! Stay-tuned all this week for more inspiration from Grandma, our wonderfully talented Design Team and yours truly!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, June 25, 2010

New Super-Value Sets!

On a budget? Who isn't these days? We all still need to craft, so we have the perfect solution! Our Super-Value sets! We've combined coordinating papers, stamps, ribbon, flowers, bling and more into one set and given you a HUGE discount on each set!

This weekend save 60% off the retail value with these 3 Super-Value Sets:

Basic Grey - Max & Whiskers Set

Receive 10 sheets of paper, element stickers, alpha stickers, brads, bling and ribbon all for only $10!

Or how about the Bo Bunny - Forever Friends Set

Receive 6 Sheets of paper, alpha stickers, cardstock stickers, buttons, rub-ons, transparency, flowers and stamps - again for only $10!

Last but not least, check out the Imaginisce - Lucy Bird Set

Receive 10 sheets of paper, chipboard, stamps, bling, rub-ons and flowers - you guessed it - only $10!

Hurry and get your sets quickly! These values definitely do not last long!

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fun with the i-rock!

Have you gotten your i-rock yet? I just love this new tool from Imaginisce! I'm definitely a bling girl, so this tool is perfect for me! Designers Andra Hoffman and Leah Schaeffer have also been playing with it and they are in love with it as well! Check out our projects!

Summer Fun - by Designer Andra Hoffman

Andra used Bo Bunny Organic paper and Summer Fun Cardstock Stickers. She used the i-rock to add some bling to her sun! I love the colors on this layout! It's not traditional beach paper, but it still gives a beach feel. And, check out that fussy-cutting! Andra actually cut out the words: summer and fun for from the stickers for her title! Holy cow! Great job on this layout, Andra!

Beach Boardwalk - by Designer Leah Schaeffer

Leah used the fun new Imaginisce Splash Dance papers for this great layout! She used the i-rock on her title and on the peach-colored border on the bottom. I'm loving the title on her layout - I'm guessing she used the Cricut (since anyone that knows Leah, knows she's addicted to it!) What an adorable layout!

Celebrate Card - by GenCraft (Floren)

I made this card using Bo Bunny Block Party papers. Not too much on this... we are "celebrating" Independence Day next week with lots of Block Party projects! I used an Inkadinkado jewel stamp as the tail of my star. I colored in the smaller "jewels" with Sakura Glitter pens and used the i-rock for the bigger "jewels" on the bottom. I love how this card turned out!

The i-rock is in stock and ready to ship! Get yours today and have some fun! We'd love to see what you make with it!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Our Bo Bunny Conest Winner

This contest was fun! I hope you ladies had fun with it as well! The correct answer to our Bo Bunny paper challenge is: Sun Kissed, Popsicle and Love Shack!

On the cover of my album I used Sun Kissed - Afternoon. I just love that fun bicycle!

These pages are covered with the back of Lemonade Popsicle.

I know it's tough to see, but the sticker flowers on the left are from the Love Shack - Combo Stickers.

Love Shack - Combo Stickers

I also used the back of Love Shack - Shake for the teal paper behind my yellow photo mat on the right.

I got pretty tricky here didn't I?! You ladies did a great job and thanks for playing along! The winner of the Bo Bunny Edgy album and chipboard letters is... jillybean66! Congratulations! Send us an email with your shipping address and letter preferences (6 letters) and we'll get your prize right out!

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Now in stock and a hint!

Great guesses ladies on the papers I used in my album! Oh, and thanks for the compliments! I had fun making the album! You ladies are close... you have correctly guessed 2 of the 3 collections! So, I've decided to give you a little hint! For the 3rd collection... think of an something a little older and a little more funky...

Now in stock!

We've received the beautiful new Prima Say It In Pearls with Flowers and the Hero Arts Clings! These items are in stock and currently shipping! Hurry and get yours before they're gone!

Prima Say It In Pearls with Flowers - Snow

Hero Arts Clings - Outline Flowers (Small)

And... the new Basic Grey is here and will be available for shipping later today! If you have signed up for a product notification, be watching your email!

Basic Grey Oliver - Collection Pack

Basic Grey Olivia - Collection Pack

Basic Grey Card Kit Of The Month - July 2010

Basic Grey Card Kit Of The Month - August 2010

Happy Crafting!

Friday, June 18, 2010

How well do you know Bo Bunny paper?

Happy Friday! Friday is my best day of the week. I'm not sure why, but I like it even better than Saturday!

First things first today. Congratulations to: Wendy Crowe! She has won our Father's Day contest! Wendy, send us an email and we will send out your G45 - A Proper Gentleman Papers and Basic Grey Basics goodies!

Now, how well do you think you know Bo Bunny? Can you pick out their papers and just know what collections they are from? Well, here's a test for you! I created this fun summer mini-album using a Bo Bunny My Edgy album and 3 - yes 3 different Bo Bunny collections. Can you tell me which ones?

Sweet Summer Fun by GenCraft (Floren)

Look carefully at both the papers and embellishments and no, the Double Dot papers I used as photo mats aren't the third collection! Leave me a comment by midnight on Tuesday, June 22 with which three collections you think I used and you could win an Edgy Album of your own! We'll even throw in 6 chipboard letters of your choice to go with it! We'll announce the winner next Wednesday, June 23. Good luck!!!

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Embossing challenge at SOUS

This week's challenge at StuckOnUSketches is all about embossing! Wet or dry embossing, anything you want! I must admit I couldn't wait to get into this one! Although I did wait until nearly the last minute to post my work, I finished my cards early in the week! I just had other things to share with you!

Of course they're cards (was there any question?) and I used the fabulous Bo Bunny Petal Pushers scraps I had left-over from the Greeting Card Kit. I used Sizzix embossing folders for each card and focused on a different technique for embossing on each card! Take a look:

Love You by GenCraft (Floren)

Here is my first card. I embossed my Bo Bunny Double Dot papers first then used a 1 1/2" and 2" scallop punch to punch out my "flowers." I then ran some chalk over the surface of the embossed paper. Here's a closer look:

I think it's cool how the chalk is only picked up on the raised surface and gives the flowers a more textured look! Now on to my second card:

Happy Birthday by GenCraft (Floren)

For this card, I used the entire A2 background and applied some Stickles to the embossed swirls.
Here is a closer look:

This technique does take some time and patience, but I love the result! How can you not love Stickles? Now for my last card:

Best of Luck by GenCraft (Floren)

This one took the longest, but it is definitely my favorite! I used the Coredinations Black Magic cardstock for embossing. I love how the core color peeks out from the black when you rub it with a paper scuffer or file. The colors work perfectly with the Petal Pushers collection, too! The embossing folder is a patchwork design, so I cut it all apart and used just the designs I wanted on my card! Here's a closer look:

I also added some bling in there because it looked like it needed some! LOL!

Well, that's my take on the embossing challenge! I had a lot of fun making these cards! Be sure to check out StuckOnUSketches for different challenges each week!

Today is the last day to get your comments in for our Father's Day contest! The winner of the Graphic 45 - A Proper Gentleman papers will be announced tomorrow! Good luck!

Happy Crafting!