Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Use Your Stash Wednesday Challenge

Hello.... Happy Wednesday everyone!  My name is Lori and I can't begin to tell you how excited I am to be a part of the Design Team here at Imagine, Create, Share.  I am truly passionate about papercrafting and I am thrilled to be able to share some of my projects here with you.

Since it is Use Your Stash Wednesday,  I decided I wanted to create my card using some old paper stacks I have had for a long time, plus a couple of old Cricut cartridges as well. My anniversary is just around the corner, so I thought I should make my DH a card.

Here is the paper I started with:

DCWV Flower Shower stack
Stampin Up 6x6 Sampler pack
Stampin Up Kraft and Whisper White
Bazzill textured brown paper (not in photo)

Here are the cuts I used:

Cartridges used:
Card base and layers:  A Child's Year
Heart: Wedding (extra white hearts were used to make the heart thicker like chipboard)
Happy Anniversary:  MS All Occasion Cake Art

And now the final product:

The final touches:

Brads:  Stampin Up Antique Brass Hodgepodge hardware
Charm and hemp twine: unknown
Gelly Roll white jel pen

So, for today's Use Your Stash Challenge, make an anniversary card (or an I love you card) using at least two patterned papers from your stash. If you want an added challenge, make it a shaped card.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you are able to join in on the challenge.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Quick Halloween Card

With all this horrible weather expected to hit the East Coast, I hurried and got out of New York and drove back home to Georgia. Even though I'm exhausted from the 16 hour drive I managed to make a quick card. Enjoy!

I just some scraps from a card that I made about a week ago. I also used the Mini Monster Cricut cartridge with my Imagine.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Imagine This Friday Challenge-

Hi everyone!  I am Nancy and I hope you are all well and ready to craft this happy Friday!  The temperatures here have been over 100 for many days-30+, but we finally got some relief from two thunderstorms the last couple of days.  Unfortunately, we also lost power for a while.  Hopefully, I will get my project cut and put together for tomorrow, so I can show you my intrepretation of this challenge!  I just did not have the time to cut it and put it together due to the power outage and other responsibilities.

I got my Imagine at the launch on HSN the very first day.  I have to say, that I have not used it very often and do not consider myself proficient by any means!  I will be learning along will everyone!  One of my biggest reasons for buying the Imagine was to be able to make my own paper and have it available at a moment's notice.  Keeping this in mind, your challenge is:

Make an invitation to an event using any carts, Imagine or regular Cricut cart, using only papers printed from your Imagine!  This should be fun, so let us see what you come up with!
I finally got them up!  Yahoo!!!!  I used Love You a Latte for the cuts and Kate's Kitchen for all the papers!

Baby Boutique, Sophisticated

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Use Your Stash Wednesday!

Hi everyone! This is AmyS from Amy's Digi-Scraps and today is my Design Team post for Enjoying the Bug.

Since it is Wednesday, the theme is "Use Your Stash" and while I was initially going to create a birthday card for a 16 year old male, I had a few issues and decided to finish my Thank You card early.

Recipe Ingredients:
Gypsy machine
Cricut machine
George Cricut cartridge
White cardstock - always have this on hand
Dark Pink cardstock - from an old Cricut 6x6 pad
Light Pink cardstock - from an old Cricut 6x6 pad
Martha Stewart black glitter - left over from Halloween
Black pigment ink - I have no idea where I got this!
VersaMark - always have this on hand
CTMH Hollyhock ink
Inkadoo stamp from Big Lots
Embossing folder - I received this as a RAK, I think it is Tim Holtz's Burlap?
Plastic clamshell from a Cricut Cartridge - I save most of mine

I had created a window card using my Gypsy machine and George cartridge solely for the purpose of using the plastic from my Cricut cartridges. This was the perfect opportunity to use the file.

First, I selected my papers and laid them out on my Cricut mat. I have an Expression, but this file is easily modified for the Create or the Personal machines.

Then, I cut a piece of the plastic and wiped it clean on both sides. I adhered it to the darker pink using my ATG gun - this is super sticky, so get it right the first time.

Then I lightly inked the edges with black ink.

I then adhered the darker pink with the plastic to the white card base. You can see the lighter pink layer here. I had set aside the window cutouts from the white and dark pink for another project, but I will be using the lighter pink cutout.

I stamped the Thank You sentiment from the Inkadoo set with black pigment ink. I did attempt putting the Martha Stewart glitter on then, but it would not hold much of it. So I dried it off and stamped over it with the Versamark and then sprinkled the MS glitter on top. Next time I won't use the pigment ink - so I recommend that you use regular ink unless you plan to emboss the image.

I lightly inked the edges of the light pink cutout and then adhered it so the sentiment was centered in the window. (The above picture is truer to color than below. These pictures are way off in color as my little camera is misbehaving and I am using a borrowed laptop that doesn't have more than a basic paint program for editing. My apologies.)

Next, using the CTMH hollyhock ink again, I inked the sides of the light pink layer and ran it through my Cuttlebug machine using the burlap (?) embossing folder. Then I lightly "kissed" the textured image with the ink pad to make the texture pop a little more. The final touch was to ink the edges of the white card base with the CTMH Holloyhock ink to tie it all together.

I hope you enjoyed.

Now, your challenge is not only to use your stash, but to incorporate either a window or plastic into your creation!

Sophisticated cart

Friday, August 19, 2011

Imagine This Friday Challenge

Imagine This Friday Challenge

Hi Everyone, Adele here

Today is the start of Friday's weekly Challenge Imagine This !

I kept the challenge simple, use any built in shape from the Imagine + any 2 colors
Here is what I came up with

Using a 4.8" rounded square, I coloured with Mystical Garden
A 4.5" rounded square left plain
A 4" flower from Flower shoppe
3 -  3.5" flowers + 3 leaves, all coloured with Mystical Garden
Choosing "Fit ti Page" to scale everything down to one page
Leaving me with a 4" base and all other objects proportionate.

I attached my made up Flower base to a piece of card stock 8"x4.5" folded in half.
Added a plain insert and some half back pearls.

See how easy it can be, One piece of 12"x12" card stock and another piece at 8"x4.5"
I hope you liked my Imagine This project today
Please feel free to add your projects below using the Mr.Linky Widget

Happy Crafting and Have Fun !!!


This Week's Winners

Challenge Yourself  Monday Challenge winner is

Rockin Renee, You did not leave a comment after linking so I really hope you see that you won! Don't forget grab the challenge button from the right to display on your blog.

Blog Launch Giveaway winner is

Mrs Green who said...

"Congrats on starting up a new blog! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us! "
Check you email, so I can get this package out to you.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Welcome to the First Use Your Stash Wednesday Challenge

Hello everyone! I'm Brenda and very excited to be on this Design Team! For the Use Your Stash Wednesday Challenge, I decided to make this Halloween card.

Front of the card

Inside of the card

I used my Gypsy and Expression 2 to make this card.  Here is a screen shot of my Gypsy.

And here is a shot of the paper on my mat.

I cut Hello Kitty (at a height of 4 1/2 inches) and the pumpkin (at a height of 2 1/2 inches) from the Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut cartridge.  All cardstock is Bazzill. The base of the card is from a pack I bought at Hobby Lobby.  The patterned paper on the front of the card is from the DCWV Flower Shower Spring Stack.  The stamp on the inside is by The Paper Studio - Holiday Headlines Wood Stamps.  Everything I used has been in my stash for a while, and it sure feels great to be using some of it up.

I hope you like my card, and join me in using your stash for this Wednesday challenge!


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Blog Launch Giveaway

This is the second day of my blog launch and I have a giveaway for you guys.
I will be giving away a pack of KI Memories Paisley Parade Photo Mat Pad and a coordinating pack of Journaling Tags. All you have to do is leave a comment under this post for your chance to win. I will select a winner on Friday 8/19 using

Monday, August 15, 2011

Today is the launch of my new Blog

Welcome everyone
Today is the new blog launch my name is Rosa and I am happy to see you here.
For our  launch give away, I have the "Home Decor" cricut solution cart

We are kicking off with our first challenge with
Challenge Yourself Monday

"Boy's Birthday"
Make a card or Layout for a little boy's birthday, it must have at least one cricut cut, use at least 2 colors and include at least one animal, that's it, you have until Wednesday 11:59 EST to enter
You can link your projects at the end of this post

My Design Team will be posting their projects to help give you inspiration
so get creative but most of all 
Have Fun !!


Imagine More Cards & B Is For Boys

, Adele

Disney Dreams Come True & Cindy Loo cart's

Monday, August 8, 2011

Blog Launch

Welcome to my blog, I am getting everything together for my official blog launch on 8/15. I  will have some prizes up for grab from 8/15-8/19, so be sure to check back. I have some very talented ladies on my design team that will be sharing their work with you guys and we will just be enjoy ourselves and hope you do the same.