Thursday, January 20, 2011

Choo - Choo!!! The Animal Crackers Party is Coming to YOU!!!

As you know, this week we have been featuring our new fabulous release over on the Imaginisce blog, "Animal Crackers"!  I promised you a little more fun with the line, and can't wait to share it with you!!!
I thought this line was just perfect for a cute little animal crackers train (Kaisercraft)!

 
I scored the Engine's tires for texture, used my favorite I-Top to create my wheels, and isn't it fun with the variety of sizes?  I used a scallop punch to take a "bite" out of one of the peanuts. 


The window frames and curtains are pop dotted with foam dots, and the smokestack and car wheels are dry embossed. 
I used black tulle for the curtains on the "Come One Come All" stage.


My biggest go-to tool for this was Imaginise's fabulous new D-Stress

I gave it a total workout and what a joy!  It gets into each of the slots, helps sand away any paint or nooks to create the absolute perfect fit!  Oh, and if you forget to punch your hole, no worries, you can gently push this through and it sands it right out for you ~ voila!   I seriously think that every crafter is going to fall in LOVE with this tool!!! 

Do not forget to make sure you are a follower here and on the Imaginisce blog to qualify to win!

Thanks so much for spending a moment here with me today!  Have yourself a super scrappity day!!!

p.s.  I will share more details shots on this when the weather cooperates here in MN!

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This project was published in Scrapbooks Etc., April 2012.

69 comments:

Tabitha said...

Your train is so super cute. This would be great for a birthday centerpiece or baby shower. The ideas are spinning in my head. Thanks for sharing.

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

All I can say is WOW!!!! This is the cutest thing ever!! I don't know I think Imaginisce has the most talented & creative DT I have seen!!

staci
staci412 at optonline dot net

TeenaBugg38 said...

this is just the swseetest thing! I agree....PERFECT for a party!

Erika said...

Your train is just fabulous!! It's adorable. You're so talented. Thanks for sharing.

Sandra said...

very cute!
Sandra ltb

Karen Pinsonat said...

wow, this is adorable!

theCook said...

I absolutely love this train! Beautiful idea!

doverdi said...

Wow! Your train is amazing! TFS!

Jodi said...

OMGosh!!!! That train is the cutest thing ever!!!! You did an outstanding job! I bet the boys love it too!!!

Michelle said...

This really is just brilliant, Rhonda!!! Just a fabulous project!!!

Manhattan Mandie said...

Ok, that train is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute!!!! I LOVE it! I just got an email from Archiver's this morning that said they have the D-stress in stock... can you guess where I'm going this morning?

~Mandie
http://mandiesscrappin.blogspot.com
HUGE giveaway on my blog!

Kim said...

Super Cute!!
~Kim

Helen said...

I just really LOVE this project!! I read about that tool and would love to get one. And I'm a follower now :)

mommyof5kidz said...

Rhonda...that is sooooooo stinkin' adorable!!!!
My DD wants to have a circus themed b-day party this year...and I so need that! How adorable is that!!! LOVE IT!

PamS said...

Your train is amazing...love this project.

Dawn, RI said...

So cute, you did a great job on the train, and did take the time for all the little details and using your tools. Just awesome. Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

ScrapDees said...

i love this train, unfortunately my kids are too old, but otherwhise i made it for their room!

love Desirée
http://scrapdees.blogspot.com/

Becky Dunham said...

Great projects this week Rhonda! I really LOVE this train - how adorable. I am going to have to try this tool! I am a new follower :)

Lillian Child said...

Simply adorable! My grandson would ADORE this treat train as he is a HUGE Thomas the Train fan! Thanks so much for sharing this sweet idea!

I just found your blog and am now a follower - so nice to meet you!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Ann said...

Your train is fabulous - really enjoyed that! Great work.

dlwidder said...

Love it love it love it! I have 4 boys, one's a baby though, and 2 of them are obsessed with trains. This project is just perfect for me. TFS!

Amy said...

Ok, this train is uh-dor-able! Love it, and what a great way to showcase this super fabby line from Imaginisce!!

StampinCathy said...

This is just totally AWESOME and so inspiring! Love all the work you put into this train.

Amanda said...

I love this!! Adorable!!

Pamk said...

wow that is so stinking cute. My boys would have loved this at their train bithday parties many moons ago lol.

Lindy said...

Absolutely amazing train!!!! So cute!!! I just love it. Thanks for sharing!

joni said...

LOVE THIS!!! Fabulous!!!! I so want to make this .....Great job!
hugs,
joni

Catherine said...

This is amazing...you totally rocked it!

Message Keeper said...

Amazing project! So fun and cute!

Hugs,
Evelyn @ Message Keeper
http://messagekeeper.blogspot.com/

Lesabe said...

Wow that is awesome. Love the train.... =)

marla said...

Your train is adorable and I think the D-Stress tool sounds like a great thing for people that love to distress items!!

Brett said...

I LOVE this train!!! I think I need to make one very soon!!! Thanks for sharing!

Manders said...

I am so inpressed at all details of th is u. R amazing to think to do this.. my co workerd don would love it .. I need ny hands onm some of this so I can make my mom do my young pictures lol
This was a great finales the train on their blog I am a follower and now to hop over to see what I missed.
My mouth dropped when I seen this I just want take it lol.

Toucan Scraps said...

oh what a gorgeous train.

aud1inok said...

AMAZING! I am going to attempt this in the summer. Hope mine is half a cute as yours!

Melissa said...

I loved, loved, loved this train! I just became your 200th follower! Yeah!!!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

KellyG said...

LOVE this train! Your work is awesome! I am a follower!

KimR said...

This is adorable! I love it!

Kelly Massman said...

Too cute for words Rhonda!!!

KimR said...

I am a follower on Pinky's, Rhonda's and Sophia's blogs!

Patchi said...

What a cute train!

Melissa D. said...

This is simply adorable! Thanks for sharing!

Emily said...

Wow!! I love this train!!!

Auntie Ang said...

I can't imagine how long that took to put together there is so many details I was looking at.
This party was fun and I can't believe the grand finale was perfect with that train.
All the team did a fabulous job glad to be following

Reneeleeak said...

What an awsome project! You did a wonderful job. ☺ The D-stress sounds like a very must-have tool.
Thanks for sharing!
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

Jen said...

love your train! Now following.......

Debc06 said...

OOOOO Myyyyyyyyyyy GoooooooodNeeeeeeeeees!!!!!
My Grandson will fall in love with this. Going to take notes and find that d-stressor so I can lift this idea. TFS
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

Carol said...

Rhonda~the train is FABULOUS! Great job. TFS

Carol
http://caroleesscrappinspot.blogspot.com

Debby said...

Rhonda your train is amazing. I was hoping you would have a tutorial on how to make it. Thanks.

Jessi said...

Wow, your train is stunning! I am going to attempt to make one for our next get together. How awesome, thanks for sharing :)

LisaM said...

Your train is adorable! TFS!

connie said...

loved your train!!

joybear said...

The train is so adorable!

Michelle M said...

This is awe inspiring, it must have been a lot of work.

Cindylu2u said...

FANTASTIC job!!!! Love the Animal Crackers line is so stinkin cute, but that train just rocked it!!!!

Candy said...

Your train is amazing. You are so talented!

Lynn Fox-Embrey said...

The train is so cute. Love your blog.

Kim said...

OH that train is just ADORABLE!! TFS!! I am a follower and would LOVE to be a Winner!! Have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim

floridagirl said...

ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE

Kimberly S said...

This is so darn cute, love it! :)

Abby said...

This is just fab! I'm co-hosting a bday party for my toddler nephew in March - gonna try my best to make one of these.. You are so creative, Rhonda.. thanks so much for inspiring me! :)

María Castillo said...

This project is simply amazing! Thanks for sharing!

nadine said...

I love your train. It is sooo adorable. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent with us.

scrappygal said...

That train is so impressive! I can't take my eyes off it! Really it is a "wow" in my book! Fantastic job!

GiGi said...

This is AMAZING! I love this! TFS!

Kathy said...

I don't know how you keep coming up with these adorable and creative ideas, but keep 'em coming! And I am now going to check out the D-stress tool!!

Sue said...

Ooh I love the altered train and the whimsical element in your layouts. Beautiful!

Debbie Garcia said...

My grandsons would adore this.

Leah Crowe said...

omg.. this is a work of art Rhonda!! I T totally adore this train. fabulous!!