Friday, August 30, 2013

Blog Hop {My Craft Channel SuperFans}

The Introduction:
If you are hopping along with us today: You should have come here from My Craft Channel's blog. If you did, you are in the right place! Welcome!
If you aren't already a follower, I'd love to have you follow my blog!

If you are one of my regular readers: Thanks for coming back! I love having you! Please join along in the hop - you can start at My Craft Channel's blog.

The Prize:
My Craft Channel is giving away a Black Ice Kit from Imaginisce.
The Details:
Leave a comment on each blog along the hop.
Blog comments close on Friday, September 6th at 11:59pm (Eastern). The winner will be announced on Monday, September 9th - so be sure to check back on the My Craft Channel blog to see if you’ve won.

The Hop Order:

The Project:
My project was inspired by two episodes from Heidi Swapp's show on My Craft Channel - the Flip Chart episode and the Cascading Pages episode.
I followed the directions Heidi gave in the Flip Chart episode to create my album base. I used a cereal box and covered it in patterned paper from Imaginisce. (The cereal box allowed me to have a bigger album - this is 6" wide x 7 1/2" tall.)

To make my pages I used Heidi's tip to cut the cascading pages for my album, then I added in a few off-cuts to give it a bit more variety. 

Everything here is made with the Black Ice kit from Imaginisce - I kept it all black and white with the pops of color coming from my photos. I added a few Glam Rocks to my cover page with the iRock...I love how it sets them so quickly and easily!
Once I had the flip chart base covered and my pages cut, I punched and bound them all together with my Cinch. Then I added a bow to the front (a combination of May Arts silk ribbons and The Twinery's Charcoal twine) to finish it off.

I love the finished product and think it makes a great addition to our home decor...and our memory keeping. 

Before you move on to the next stop on the I've got a special guest on my blog - another SuperFan, Midge Hammon. Here's is Midge giving us information about her project:

Welcome to the My Craft Channel SuperFans 2013 blog hop! I’m Midge Hammon and I can’t wait to show you the beautiful project I made using some of the products and papers given to us by Imaginisce. The papers are gorgeous and the tools and bling so cool!

Our challenge was to choose a show from My Craft Channel and, using Imaginisce, make our version and/or try the techniques from the show. Well, I love Heidi Swapp and look forward to her show every week. Her summer, 2013 episode 3 was calling my name! If you've seen it, you know what I'm talking about.
Heidi taught us how to create cascading pages for an album using her heart wooden album. I just happened to have one in my Heidi stash. To start, I used black velvet Color Shine to cover the wood. It’s amazing how well it works on a variety of surfaces. I adhered the papers to the wood, leaving a 1/8th inch border. Then, following the instructions in Heidi’s video, I cut the papers to create the cascading effect. I wanted to make mine a little different, so every other page is an inch narrower. I really like the change. Corners were rounded and each page was distressed with the Quick Quotes Power Puff chalking ink ‘Coal Miner’. It works well with the Color Shine. The last bit of business I needed to do was punch the holes in the pages and put them back in the book. I used the holes in the wood as my guide, stacked several pages together, and punched the holes with my We R Memory Keepers hole punch. It made short business of that chore!

After cutting out the heart center, I was able to play with the I*magicut ribbon cutter and sealer and the I*rock heat-setting tool, both from Imaginisce. They are awesome! The I*magicut cuts and seals the ribbon in less than a second. And you don’t have to wait a long time for the tool to heat up. Depending on the style you like on the ends of your ribbons, you can position it in the I*magicut so that it will make the appropriate cut for you.

The I*rock made the task of setting the hot rocks bling a cinch. They are the perfect touch to the sweet picture of my great-niece. Place the bling where you’d like it, hold the I*rock on top of it for a few seconds, and it’s set. I finished the page with a butterfly and crystal flowers from Mon Ami Gabby, wrapped the flowers in a ‘bow vase’, and added the word ‘love’ from Heidi Swapp’s word stickers.
All I had left to do after that was to fill the pages with pictures of Gabby’s first birthday party and dress-up the pages. I had the best time using Heidi Swapp’s products! The butterfly and heart embellishments were sprayed with Sweet Cherry Color Shine. Glitter bow ties, disco arrows, tags, clear tabs, word stickers, and banners rounded out the project. A little pink and white twine was tied around a few pages along with the addition of the pink ribbon and my book was complete! I tried not to go crazy with embellishments as I have a tendency to do, because I wanted the pictures to be the center of attention and, let’s face it, Gabby will want to look at it often. I want to avoid her removing anything that might be in the way of her admiring herself. We all know how little ones are!

Now that my project is complete, I can display it. It looks great on the mantle! I hope you’ll give it a try!

Thanks for stopping by today - enjoy the rest of the hop!

The Next Stop:

Supplies for Tifany's Flip Chart Mini Album:
Patterned Paper: Imaginisce (Black Ice);
Twine: The Twinery (Charcoal);

Ribbon: May Arts (Silk - Black, White);
Imaginisce (iRock, Glam Rocks); Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors, Scalloped Sentiment Border Punch); Scor-Pal (Scoring Board);
Other: (Paper Doilies);


Abigail Stoops said...

Super Cute Projects ladies!!!!

Andrea West said...

Wow these are so awesome. I really want to try this :) Great Job guys!!

Diana Fleming said...

I love your project! I too am loving the flip book that Heidi showed us and am happy to see what wonderful things you did with it :).

Amyih said...

These are great ways to use what we have with someone else's design! And I love the new papers by imaginisce!

Amyih said...

These are great ways to use what we have with someone else's design! And I love the new papers by imaginisce!

Linda Gorman said...

Great project!!! It turned out really cute!

Angela said...

What a cute album! I love the pink with the black and white!

Angela said...

Cute album! I love the pink you added to the black and white!

Angela said...

Cute album! I love the pink you added to the black and white!

Susan Huber said...

Love these projects! :)

Kelley H. said...

Nice album.

Karen Prusiewicz said...

These are awesome. Good job, I want to try the cascade too.

Sunflower Holli said...

Very cute Mindy thank you for sharing your babys 1st bday pics with us. I loved your projects.

Michelle Price said...

Love that you chose the cascading pages as well. Beautiful project!

Scrappin' Diva said...

Great projects! Looks like it was lots of fun putting them together!

gleestormont said...

super cute!

Barbragh Ford said...

I LOVE these projects!! I am inspired to try Heidi's ideas myself - the only dilemma is which one to do first!

Barbragh Ford said...

Another wonderful album idea and those papers are incredible!

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I am a BIG fan of Heidi's I like what you both did with the products you were given.I really enjoy ding alter albums and such. Happy Crafting!!

redd1977 said...

I love your flip book, I am going to have to make one myself. The Imaginisce paper is awesome too. On to the next blog!!

redd1977 said...

What a fun and cute flip book. I really need to make one like it. Thanks for the inspiration. I also love Inaginisce, the papers are so pretty!! Well on to the next blog!

MB Isaac said...

very cute - love the black and white

Rene' said...

Darling cascading flip book! Love the black and white contrast! Beautiful work!

Kari V. said...

This is adorable! I love how you used a cereal box for the flip book...and I love the added bling!

KT said...

Your flip books are beautiful with the black and white Imaginisce paper.

KT said...

Your flip books are adorable with the black and white Imaginisce paper!

Maria said...

Fabulous projects!!! TFS

{VICKI} said...

This is Absolutley Wonderful!
Thanks for sharing your work with us!