Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Imagine Crafts, Authentique and May Arts Blog Hop

,AP_MayArts_Badge Welcome to a crafting extravaganza all week featuring myself and other Artists In Residence from IMAGINE Crafts, along with the Design Team Members of Authentique Paper and May Arts Ribbon.    

I'm so happy to be blog hopping with one of my favorite paper companies Authentique, and too pair it up with the beautiful ribbons from May Arts. Of course the cherry on top was using the awesome shimmer sprays and inks from Imagine Crafts. So I couldn't stop at just one project, so today I made a cute little book and two cards.

Let's get started-
1. First I choice my paper and ink colors to match. I than die cut the paper and put chipboard between the pages, adhere it with Creative Medium. I love using Creative Medium because it holds so well and it never leaves a residue. I than inked the edges of the pages and sprayed with Fireworks and Goosebumps. 
2. I picked what paper would be the cover, layed out my design. Added some flowers, which I inked and sprayed to match.

3. Needed a few more touches!

4. For the inside of the book, I sprayed the pages and inked the edges. Picked out the photos, added some fun stickers and diecuts from the matching embellishment sets. Made some bows and had fun decorating the pages.

Page 1

Page 2

Page 3

Page 4

Page 5

Page 6

Back Cover

Loved how the colors just flowed together in this book.

The supplies I used : 
 Imagine Crafts/ TSUKINEKO 
VersaColor- vc5-03 Limone, Creative Medium,
Fireworks- Dandelion, Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves, Lilac Posies, Grape Jelly,
Goosebumps and Sponge Daubers.

Radiant - paper line, components paper die cuts, Details cardstock stickers and
Petite diction - mini word stickers 

May Arts 

Other Supplies
Die cut for making book, Prima plain flowers, pop dots, rhinestones 

Easel Card

You can close it a little more to hid the message

Supplies Used 
Imagine Crafts
Delicata Golden Glitz, Brilliance Pearlscent Olive, Fireworks Tuxedo Black

AUTHENTIQUE -- Harmony Collection, Life Cards

May Arts

Supplies used :

Imagine Crafts/ TSUKINEKO 
Versa mark Seabreeze, Shimmer Frost, Brilliance Thyme, Versa Magic Niagara Mist,
Fireworks Bamboo Leaves

AUTHENTIQUE -  Harmony Collection- Life Cards

May Arts - ribbon

Other supplies:
Penny Black - leave die, rolled flower die and doily 

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my projects today,
As always I really appreciate your comments and support.
        Thank you 



Here are today’s other featured Artists In Residence projects:

Baerbel Born

Maureen Cronin

Nancy Hawes

There' more inspiration to be found on the Authentique Paper and May Arts blogs! Simply visit these blogs to view the projects created by those company's design teams and to view the other prizes available.


Prizes galore for participating in the Blog Hop this week!

All three participating companies in this week's Blog Hop will all be giving away 3 prize packages for leaving comments on the featured blog posts. Each day will we feature projects created by the artists from IMAGINE Crafts, Authentique Paper and May Arts. Simply visit their blogs and leave a comment on each post by midnight PST September 27th. We ‘ll randomly select three different blogs from the seven days, then randomly draw one commenter from each blog as the winner.
Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.


  1. What a gorgeous bright book you made and those cards will be received very well if you choose to send them off

  2. What a fun album, great use of the pretty ribbon and I like the shimmery flowers. Your cards are both beautiful. The papers are so pretty. I really like the way you used the ruffle on the easel card.

  3. Your work is beautiful! I love the little album and what a great colour palette to use. The cards are lovely. I like the little pleated strip you added to the first one and the pretty trims.Those roses along the branch of the second are so sweet.I love the dimension they create.
    Thank you for sharing your awesome work! :)

  4. The colors are so pretty. They speak warmth and sun. Easel cards are so much fun. this one is great.
    thanks for sharing some wonderful projects.

  5. Love your mini scrapbook, excellent choice of papers and elements. The cards are so very creative and fabulous.


  6. Beautiful cards, but
    the album is wonderful!
    Love the cover, all the
    colors in it.
    Carla from Utah

  7. Love your mini and the cards are absolutely gorgeous!!! Such pretty colors!! TFS!

  8. Lovely mini book. Some subjects speak to a project like this, papers and colors work together beautifully.

  9. I love your mini book! The pictures are so cute. Your cards are amazing. So pretty and great colors.

  10. You did such a beautiful job on all your projects! You've got some amazing products to work with!

  11. I love you cards but that mini album is simply stunning! Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. Wonderful! Love the mini album so sweet and soft- cute photos too. The cards a also wonderful, love the colors, the layers the ribbons. TFS.

  13. Beautiful!! Your second card I absolutely love and think you should send it to me! ��

  14. Lovely. You can see and feel the sun shining.

  15. Wowsers!! Like your adorable little mini album wasn't enough, you added two more gorgeous cards!! And those pictures are just too, too adorable!!! Show stealer for sure!

  16. Very cute album and wonderful cards.

  17. FABULOUS projects Nancy!!!
    PRETTY album, LOVE the CHEERY colors, flowers and ribbons!!!
    Your cards are BEAUTIFUL too, LOVE the ELEGANT colors & layers ... I confess that I always have a soft spot for fancy folds :)
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

  18. Oh, my goodness.......I LOVE the vibrant colors and all the amazing ribbons!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  19. Oh these are scrumptious.I just love peices like this.There so inspirational for me.Thank you so much

  20. great projects, love all the pictures in the mini, That oriental lily is huge.

  21. Gorgeous projects! Beautiful card and mini album with pretty colors and details!

  22. Very cool projects! I love how you showed that you colored the flowers, great idea. And I love the lace on the card too. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.