Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Week with Imaginisce!

I wanted to create something a little different.  Well, maybe it's not too different, but I thought it would be pretty clever to make a card and put it inside a little handmade crayon box.  As you can see from the pictures, this little box not only holds a card, but I added a little treat in there too.  I made this cute crayon box from a cut using my Silhouette Cameo.  

What a fun surprise the teacher will have when she opens this little crayon box, maybe expecting crayons, and finds a cute card with chocolate inside.

Don't you just love the idea of a crayon box to hold the card.  I love it!  Thanks for popping by today and make sure you are checking out the Imaginisce Blog everyday this week to see all of the fabulous projects being created for our wonderful teachers.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tuesday Tutorial using Samantha Walker's Woven Banner Set!

Happy Tuesday all!  I am up on Samantha Walker's Blog today to share with you a tutorial on how to put together Samantha's Woven Banner of her Silhouette cuts!  So, let's get started!

Start by going into your Silhouette library, find your Woven Banner Set cut and pull it up.  The whole cut will fit on one sheet of paper.  The best thing to do is select patterned paper that is double sided, so when you weave it together, you see to patterns.  Go ahead and cut it out.

Here is what it should look like after you have cut it out.

First you will want to take to pieces and place them same pattern sizes together.  I have found that you don't want to glue them together until you are done weaving.  You will have a total of six banners pieces when you are finished...two different patterns.

Start off by going by rows at the top.  Pull the underside pieces over the top pieces.

Weave all the way across from left to right.  The top pieces will now be on the underside and the bottom pieces will be on the top.    

Start the next row by pulling the underside pieces to the top. Do this all the way across.  So, it is an over and under process.  

Continue until the whole pendant is finished and then adhere all of the edges so that the pendant does not come apart.

Finally, fold at the perforated lines at the top to complete the look of the banner.  I used the Samantha's Cool Summer Collection from Carta Bella to create the banner and then I embellished it.  I used ribbon to tie the whole banner together.  

How cut huh?  This banner is a perfect summer fun banner or customize it for any occasion.  Thanks for popping by today and I hope you give this cut a try.  It's way fun and so easy to put together.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Authentique and Want 2 Scrap...together!

What can I say...Want to Scrap has some really fun products and best of all, they work so well with Authentique.

I created this card because I love the Nestaboard from Want 2 Scrap.  I love the fact that it comes with matching bling...the Nestabling!  I used the new Irresistible Collection.  The combination of Want 2 Scrap and Authentique's Irresistible is perfect for this romantic card I created.

I left my Nestaboard in the natural craft color because I wanted it to stand out.  Fabulous huh?  What will you created using Want 2 Scrap and Authentique?    Also, Authentique will be giving away a prize pack so you want to make sure you have checked out all of the projects that have been up on the Authentique Blog this past week!

Authentique Supplies: 
Irresistible Collection: 6x6 Bundle #IRR007, Formal #IRR002 and Passion #IRR06

Want 2 Scrap Supplies:
Nestaboard Fluer de Lis Rectangles and Nestabling Fluer de Lis WhiteP/Blk P 

Other Supplies:
Tuxedo Black Ink by Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko and Silhouette

Thursday, May 23, 2013

New Outdoor Adventure from Imaginisce!

The Outdoor Adventure Collection fits my family.  We spend a lot of time outdoors.  Camping, hiking, fishing, and 4 wheeling are our favorite summer activities.  So, when I received this collection in the mail...I knew I would have plenty of pictures to choose from.  

This layout is of me and my hubby taking a 4 wheeler ride on some of the prettiest trails Utah has to offer for ATV's.  

Also, see those cute clouds and trees?  They are some of the new Imaginisce SVG cuts you can buy in the Silhouette Store...fabulous huh?

Don't you just love this collection?  So perfect for all of your summer outdoor activities.  This has to be my favorite outdoor collection that Imaginisce has put out...simply love it!  All week long Imaginisce the Imaginisce team has been sharing their Outdoor Adventure projects on the Imaginisce Blog, so if you haven't been looking at the blog this might want to go see what has been happening because there have been some fabulous projects!  Imaginisce will also be giving away the New Outdoor Adventure Collection too!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Happy 7th Anniversary, PageMaps! The design team here at Simple Stories is so excited to join PageMaps in its month-long celebration, and all the party details can be found HERE. Simple Stories participated in the "On The Border" challenge with Lynn Ghahary, where we had to use three border designs on our project, along with this PageMaps sketch for inspiration.

Page Maps 7 Year anniversary - sketch may13_12x12c (3)

What a fun challenge! We'd love to see what you create with this same challenge and we've sweetened the pot with a prize package of our newest release, "I Heart Summer!" You can join the challenge HERE.
Now to see how much fun I had with Becky's Sketch!  I created this layout using the Urban Traveler Collection.  My hubby and I recently returned from a cruise and I was excited to dive right into these pictures.  

Grand cayman1

Grand cayman2

Grand cayman3

Grand cayman4

Fun right and don't you just love that sketch?  So, what are you waiting for?  Help us celebrate withPageMaps and use a little Simple Stories while you are at it!  Oh,I almost forgot...
How about a card?

Hey there sunshine1

Hey there sunshine2

I used some of the delicious Vintage Bliss of my favorites!  Thanks for stopping by today and have a Simply perfect day!
Simple Stories Supplies

Urban Traveler:
Navy Dots/Ledger #2918
You Are Here #2905
Bingo Cards/Travel Dots #2916
Lets Go #2909
Pack Your Bags #2908
Orange Stripes/Map #2921
Fundamental Cardstock Stickers #2902
Expressions Cardstock Stickers #2903
Chipboard Stickers #2927
6x6 Paper Pad #2901
Decorative Brads #2926

Vintage Bliss:
3x4 Journaling Card Elements #3010
Live Simply #3008
Chipboard Stickers #3027
Decorative Brads #3026

Monday, May 13, 2013

Imaginisce I-Top Feature Week!

I love, love, love my I-Top!  I don't know what I ever did without this tool.  There are so many different ways to use this tool and all week long the Imaginisce Design Team will be featuring projects using the I-Top.  So, you will want to be checking out their projects everyday on the Imaginisce Blog.

I have always thought that the Button Daddies would be perfect to attach to some hair elastics.  This was so easy to do.  I threaded the elastic through the holes on the back of the Button Daddies and slipped the elastic loops through each other so it would stay attached to the Button Daddie.  These are way cuter than those plastic bubble elastics you can buy in the store.  I made a box to put them in because I plan on giving them away as a gift.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope this inspires you to take out your I-Top and discover the possibilities.  If you don't own an I-Top well, you best get one soon because you are missing out on all the I-Top fun.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Authentique and Hampton Art...together!

I love it when I have the opportunity to use stamps.  This is one scrapbooking area I struggle with, so this gives me a chance to dive in and play with stamps.  I love these cute stamps that Hampton Art put together for Authentique.  

So, this is what I created.

My Silhouette is by scrappy best friend and this card cut was way fun to use.  The "Loving Life" stamp worked perfectly on the cut...cute huh?  I used embossing powders to create the desired effect I wanted on my card.  I love how the title stands out and that cute birdie too!  To create this card, I used the Strong Collection.

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you have been checking out all of the project done by both the Authentique DT and the Hampton Art DT.  Authentique is giving away one of their fabulous prize packs so make sure you are leaving comments everyday!

Authentique Supplies:
Strong Collection: Enduring #STR005, Clever #STR002, Marvelous #STR004, Handsome #STR003 and 8x8 Bundle STR009

Other Supplies:
Cardstock, Embossing Powder and Silhouette Cameo

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mother's Day Inspiration with Imaginisce!

All this week...the Imaginisce Design Team has been sharing projects themed around Mother's Day.  Make sure you go to the Imaginisce Blog to see all of the projects that have been shared this week! 

I love unique cards and I am always trying to make creative cards.  I found this adorable SVG cut in the Silhouette Store and decided to give it a go.  

I love how it the inside slides in and out...a fun way to store the sentiment, plus it was perfect for some fun embellishing.  I used Imaginisce's Petal Roller to make the gorgeous flowers.  

Now, to deliver to Mom.  Hope she loves it.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Samantha Walker's Creative Crafter's May Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Samantha Walker Creative Crafters Team Blog Hop!
You should have arrived here from Jamie Cripps blog!

We also have an amazing giveaway this month 
sponsored by Silhouette! 
This month one lucky winner will receive a 
Silhouette Portrait Die Cutting Machine!

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Today I want to share with you a new SVG cut that came out in the Silhouette Store last week....the 3-d Samantha Walker Surprise Box.

Samantha has some really fun boxes...perfect for holding a special treat for that favorite teacher.  Here is what I did!

If I were a teacher...I wouldn't mind getting this.  Chocolate always works for me.  I also used Samantha's Spiral Flowers.  The patterned paper is the Traditions Collection from Samantha Walker for Carta Bella.

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Happy Hopping!