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Imaginisce iRock Tool and Gems

If your Tuesday doesn’t rock then don’t despair as today we are delighted to be bringing uber talent from the Imaginisce Design Team as they show us lots of different ways that today’s steal the handy dandy, iRock Tool and Gems can be used.  Due to the outstanding talent found in today’s blog post you have permission to hurry and steal, get the kids happily occupied, grab a fresh cup of coffee, then enjoy. A quick word of warning however. After reading this post you may find yourself wanting to bling up just about everything in sight! I know I do.

From paper shoes to perfect cards, monogram letters to springy home decor, enjoy these amazing creations from eight talented designers, and be sure to click on their names to visit their blogs for lots more inspiration! Also be sure to stop by the Imaginisce Facebook Page and give them a little shout out and tell these girls thanks for being the guests today at ScrapbookSteals.com.

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Rebecca Keppel


Shellye McDaniel

Rô Philippsen

Regina Mangum

Rhonda Van Ginkel

Guiseppa Gubler

Ilene Tell

Adora Concepcion

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Thank you so much ladies for sharing your talents with us. If you need me I’ll be blinging something up! My son had better watch out. ;)

I’ll see you tomorrow for the final installment in the Amethyst Mid Week Mojo series, and for those of you wanting a heads up on photos, it’s 1-4×6. I thought I’d make it easy on ya since once you see the prize being offered you will want to catch up if you’re behind at all.

Have a great day!

Imaginisce Cupcake and Fashion Flowers | How To’sday

::sigh::  Flowers. I absolutely adore them. I love bouquets, wild flowers, flowers in my garden — I even have sort of a ridiculous obsession to mix flowers with my paper crafting. In fact I’ve even been known to add flowers to my boy scrapbook pages!

Today’s steal the Imaginisce Cupcake and Fashion Flowers make me swoon. Not only are their textures and patterns amazing, but the colors are vibrant and can really be the perfect finishing touch for so many things.

Now if you are not a frilly scrapper or haven’t had the guts to add a flower to a boy page, then today Charity Becker shows us just how much fun the Imaginisce flowers can be in her amazing tutorial.

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Flowers and Prisms

I‘ve had this delightful antique mirror sitting around waiting to be altered for MUCH too long. It has lost enough of it’s silvering to reflect a cloudy image, but will still lend interest to a dark space. Flowers from Imaginisce sparked a sweet plan and the results were delightful.

The mirror I used was 22.5 inches by 14.5 inches. I added 5 nails to the frame, 1 at the center and the others at 4.5 inch segments from the center.

Flower Garlands

For the flower garlands you’ll need three packs of Imaginisce Cupcake Flowers; pink, neutral, and bright. Three colors of twine, +/- 53 inches long, and 20 or so acrylic prisms, assorted sizes.

First, remove the netting and “disco” blossoms from all three packs of Cupcake flowers. Sort them into colors and arrange into garlands. I used the following patterns:
Netting blossom: *
Disco Blossom: B
Prism: ^
Blue and yellow (net): ^B*^B*^*B*^*B^*B^   Tie one prism every 10 inches.
Pink and green (net): ^*^B*^*B^B*^*B^*^   Tie one prism every 9 inches.
White and pink (net): *B^*^*^B^*^B^*^*^B*  Tie the prisms at the following inch marks: 3-3-6-10-6-3-3

Using a contrasting color of twine, string the flowers and prisms in the patterns described, tying the prisms along the way. After the last prism is tied on, slide the blossoms along the twine till they hang evenly between the prisms.

Assume that the nails are numbered 1-5 from left to right. Loop the pink and green garland over nails 1, 2, 4, and 5. Loop the White and pink garland over nails 1, 3, and 5 in tight loops. Loop the Blue and yellow garland over nails 1,3, and 5 in large loose loops.

Title and Quote
You will need gems, 1 inch black alpha, ½ inch rub-on black letters, a transparency, and leopard print vellum or washi tape.
Cut the transparency to 6 ¼ inches wide by 7 ¾ inches long. Lay it on a cutting mat or other lined surface.

Place the first letter of the first line 1 ½ inches from the top edge. Place the first letter of the third line 3 ½ inches from the top edge. Place the first letter of the fifth line 5 ½ inches from the top edge. Complete the quote, one line at a time. Space lines 2 and 4 between the existing guide letters. Wrap the sides with washi tape or frame with ½ inch vellum. Adhere the title letters to the lower edge of the transparency. Embellish with gems. Adhere to the mirror.

Throw Pillow
My sweet little girl took one look at all my packs of flowers and in a flash she had one of her throw pillows in my lap and an assortment of flowers chosen for the center. This project is super simple, but now I have an absolutely delighted little girl!

Choose two large polka-dot flowers, two small polka-dot flowers, and one sheer. Grab a shiny button and length of twine from your stash and your ready to create smiles.

Stack the polka-dot flowers so that the petals off set each other. Stack the small polka-dot flowers onto the shear flower, and the shear onto the large polka-dot flowers. Stitch the button to the stacked flowers with one loop of twine and then take a second loop through the button and stitch the flowers to the center of the throw pillow. Tie the twine in a sweet bow and you’re finished.

MOM

Moms know they have our heart, but sometimes they need a reminder. The Imaginisce Bitty blossoms and Itty bitty blossoms combine to make a classy reminder.
For this project I altered a 7 inch square shadow box I picked up at my local dollar store. First I spray painted it white, then started stacking flowers. The arrangements are pictured below.

I joined them with a brass brad and adhered them to the shadow box with dimensional adhesive. For the title I attached three brown flowers to a 7inch piece of ribbon with brads. I placed 1 inch letters at their centers to spell out my title. At either end of the ribbon I placed the green and white flowers, then adhered the title to the center of the shadow box. For the sentiment I used tiny type, but centered the words on a strip of transparency before adding it to my project. Using the transparency made it easier to see exactly where I wanted my title before making it permanent.

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W-O-W! Charity you are amazing! Thank you so much for being willing to create such an amazing tutorial for our How To’sday.

If you have an idea that you’d like to share or would be interested in being a guest blogger for ScrapbookSteals.com, please send an email with your idea to kristy@stealnetwork.com.

Have a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow for the announcement of the winner of the We R Memory Keepers Cinch, and the first layout in our next Mid Week Mojo series.

Imaginisce Happy Harvest | Monday Card Madness #55

I don’t know about everywhere else in the world, but finally Utah is having a lovely fall season! Today’s steal, the Happy Harvest collection by Imaginisce, couldn’t compliment my love of fall, changing leaves, crisp air and beloved pecan pie any better! I had a blissful time creating cards for today’s Monday Card Madness using the papers from this collection.

I had fun scraplifting myself and based this week’s sketch off of one of the Halloween cards that I created for last Friday’s blog post. Simple and boasts a bounty of different colors and patterns. Plus, this is an excellent card sketch to use to use up those tiny scraps left over from a layout, which you may not want to throw away.

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I then put a twist on the sketch and created basically the same thing in a vertical format.

I couldn’t resist just creating two more cards on the whim!

Don’t forget in order to be eligible to be the random winner of our October Monday Card Madness drawing all you need to do is have your card creation posted somewhere on line and linked to one of the Monday Card Madness blog posts by November 4th at 11:59PM MS

Here is this week’s reminder on our current card swap.

  • This particular swap is a holiday-themed swap.
  • Create 10 cards following a Christmas, holiday or winter theme. (*Please leave me a note if you have a preference of Christmas or holiday cards and I will do my best to sort accordingly).
  • All cards must include envelopes.
  • Cards must be received at the Scrapbook Steals warehouse by November 7, 2011. (Scrapbook Steals, Attn: Card Swap, 2181 California Ave., #400, SLC, UT  84045)
  • Once your cards have gone postal, be sure to send an email to kristy@stealnetwork.com letting me know they are on their way.
  • Lastly wait patiently for 10 amazing creations by different artists to find their way back to your door!

Have a great day and be sure to check in tomorrow for our next How To’sday tutorial!  :)

Imaginisce Berrylicious | Monday Card Madness #51

If there’s any paper collection to wrap up the summer in a perfect way it would be today’s steal, the Berrylicious collection by Imaginisce.

This collection just screams “smile,” and I had a great time mixing up the papers and elements to create the cards for this weeks Monday Card Madness. I am especially fond of the mix of swiss dots and stripes and decided that a card design which would allow a portion of the inside paper to peek through would be perfect to show it all!

I can’t help but think that receiving a card made with the Berrylicious collection would be a surefire way to put a smile on someones face. I look forward to keeping up with the challenge of sending out joy.

In case you missed it we are underway with our next ScrapbookSteals card swap.

Here are the details:

  • This particular swap is a holiday-themed swap.
  • Create 10 cards following a Christmas, Holiday or Winter theme. (*Please leave me a note if you have a preference of Christmas or Holiday cards and I will do my best to sort accordingly).
  • All cards must include envelopes.
  • Cards must be received at the Scrapbook Steals warehouse by November 7, 2011. (Scrapbook Steals, Attn: Card Swap, 2181 California Ave., #400, SLC, UT  84045)
  • Once your cards have gone postal, be sure to send an email to kristy@stealnetwork.com letting me know they are on their way.
  • Lastly wait patiently for 10 amazing creations by different artists to find their way back to your door!

I know it’s a slightly tighter turn around than we normally have but think of how great it will be to have a variety of handmade goodness to send to your neighbors and friends to wish them a very happy holiday season.

Well, that’s it from me today. Be sure to stop by tomorrow for that amazing day of the week where we are treated to a tutorial by one of you!

Imaginisce Little Cutie |Monday Card Madness #41

Imaginisce Little Cutie |Monday Card Madness #41

If you have little ones in your life then today’s steal, the Imaginisce Little Cutie Collections, is bound fill a hole in your crafty needs.

For this week’s card sketch, I turned to my birthday card stash for inspiration. I decided to pattern this week’s Monday Card Madness off of this beautiful card by Kristy MacKeen.

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I decided to shake up Kristy’s card a tiny bit by mixing two patterns of papers, one for the top of the card and one for the bottom.

I also love that today’s steals are not only perfect if you have  a wee one in your life, but versatile enough to create some non-baby themed projects as well.

Don’t forget to have this week’s card sketch posted to our Facebook fan page or your own personal blog by August 5th at 11:59 pm in order to be eligible for the July random drawing.

For those of you that participated in the second card swap, you should start stalking your mail carrier for the wonderful creations as they are on their way and should be arriving shortly.

If you missed out on the most recent card swap, the good news is that our 3rd card swap is in the works.  Here’s the scoop!

  • Create 10 cards. They can all be the same or each can be different.
  • All cards must include an envelope.
  • Cards must be received to the ScrapbookSteals warehouse by August 31st. (ScrapbookSteals, Attn: Card Swap, 2181 California, #400, SLC, UT  84104
  • Once your cards have been sent in the mail, please send me an email to kristy@stealnetwork.com, to let me know that I need to be on the lookout for your amazing creations. I will then randomly re-distribute the cards and mail back 10 different cards to each participant.

Don’t forget the ongoing challenge to send out joy! I hope you have a wonderful Monday.