Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cards Made with the Imagine

Here are a few cards I've made using the Imagine.

The first one I used the cartridge called Yummy. And Yummy it is, with all the food and celebratory images. I love the colors on this cartridge and the prints. The flourishes that are imprinted on many of the images are my favorites. And I like the color combos of pink and brown and blue and brown...this is a must have!

This next card, I used Yummy to create the flourishes and the background print. Happy birthday was printed and cut using Create a Critter and I used Stickles to color it in. The bottom layer was an experiment. I have a stack of white on white paper by SEI. I wanted to see how it would come out after being printed. I used a blue print from the Yummy cartridge and used a Q-tip to remove the ink from the glossy flowers. Its difficult to see the actual image, the light just shows the glossy flowers embossed in the paper. On another day, I will post, showing the different papers used in the Imagine.

I'm slowly getting accustomed to using the Imagine. Its pretty nifty. It will be even NIFTIER (if that is a word tee hee) when I can choose color and designs, print and cut, using the Gypsy.

I think I will only be limited by my IMAGINation! =~D

Have a great day!

Koala-t hugs,


Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Things have been quite hectic around here the past few weeks. In between making Pink Lady costumes for my granddaughters and making items for the craft fair in November, my Imagine arrived! I had an idea I would be receiving it, just didn't know what day. It arrived the day my daughter and granddaughters were visiting and Kayla was almost as excited about it as I was!

I knew I had to concentrate on setting it up but Kayla was so excited for me, I unpacked it with her. She chattered on about how cool it was as we took the cords and ink and packing materials out of the box. I lifted the Imagine out of the box (and this baby is HEAVY!) and put it on the table...the space I had designated weeks earlier where I would put the Imagine. Kayla looked at it for a moment and said "can we do something with it?". I told her about all the "technical stuff" I had to do before getting it to work, but promised the next time she came over, we would make something together.

That evening, after the girls went home and I had dinner, I sat down and read through all the instructions and got my Imagine up and running. I was a bit apprehensive after reading of the problems some were having with their Imagine, but I forged ahead. Fortunately, all went well and I was printing and cutting in no time.

This is the first project I made, using Nursery Tails (a cartridge I had ordered and received before my Imagine even arrived!) The colors are bright and the graphics sharp. It took a bit to calibrate it , so the images were cut out correctly. But with the help of all the information that had been posted on the various message boards, I was able to get accurate cuts.
I have been using the Imagine, in between finishing my sewing projects. It is an AWESOME crafting tool! In the coming weeks, the Imagine will be made compatible with the Gypsy and I will be able to create my projects on the Gypsy and print and cut them on the Imagine. I see lots of potential with the Imagine. I am very fortunate that I won this "COOL TOY"!

In the coming weeks I will feature projects created with the Imagine. Hope you come by and see what I come up with!

Have a great day!

Koala-t hugs,


Monday, October 4, 2010

Celebrate Dancers

Hi all! Hope you had a great weekend. The craft fair on Saturday went well. Its always good when we make more than what we paid for the show entry fee! Katie and I had a nice day and came up with ideas for the next show in November. I wasn't feeling great, was fighting a cold (its starting to go away) but I managed to get through the day and feel good about the results.

Today, I'm featuring a few more magnet frames I created. I did get lots of positive comments on the magnet frames, but didn't sell any.

These three are all dance themed.

The first two, I used one of the frames from Lacy Labels and the dancer is from Wall Decor and More.

I used DCWV Silver cardstock and the black and silver from All Dressed Up. Dancer shape was cut using glitter cardstock from Core'dinations.

This one I used Cindy Loo for the frame shape. The ballerina is from Joy of the Seasons and paper is DCWV.

I'm taking a little break from creating to do a little sewing, but will be returning to papercrafting to prepare for the November craft fair. This is a 2 day event and I want to be prepared!

Have a great day!

Thanks for stopping by.

Koala-t hugs,


Friday, October 1, 2010

Shape book for that Furry Family Friend

Happy October everyone! Hoping you are enjoying autumn where ever you may be!

Here's one last post before the weekend and the Craft fair! I've got everything packed up, made new name tags for my daughter and I, even a new sign.

Paper Pups was one of the first cartridges I bought in 2006 shortly after the Cricut came out. I used it quite a bit then, but realized I had not used it in a very long time. I decided to make a shape book for the craft fair.

I used my Gypsy to weld a rectangle to the dog shape from Paper pups. I cut the shape from chipboard, and two layers of cardstock to cover the chipboard.
Here is the finished product.

I cut the terrier and highlighted it with copic markers.

Best Friends was cut using Paper Pups. WOOF cut using Pooh Font . Corners are cut using Picturesque.

The pup and the paw prints on this page were also cut from Paper Pups, fire hydrant was cut from Paper Dolls Dress up.

Thanks for stopping by. Wish me luck for the craft fair! Its at Schaumburg High School in Schaumburg, Illinois. Its on a well traveled street, well advertised and I've heard great things about this particular craft fair. I'll give a full report when its over.

Have a great Friday!

Koala-t hugs,