Thursday, May 26, 2011

Who's a Happy Camper?

Happy Thursday to all you Happy Campers out there!  Sorry, I couldn't resist!

It's been a week packed full of amazing creativity over at Imaginisce while we celebrate our newest release...  "Happy Camper"!  The line is just wonderful and lends itself to so many types of projects!

My first project:  "NOT a very happy camper".  Our youngest is two years and three months old...  need I say any more?  *giggles*

I'm a firm believer in scrapping things real.  This is a very real, unstaged, typical moment of disappointment when we were leaving from the park.  I decided to use the words "Rest Stop" and "Waterfall" on my sign to convey the moment. 
I used my Cricut Expression and the "Campin Critters" Cricut Cartridge for the tree with the deer, the sign and my suns circle. 

To create my sun, you will see several 22mm i-top punched pieces to create the rays.  Our petal roller tool helped roll them and provide some texture.  I used my Cuttlebug "Mesh" folder for the tree top.  For the bling eyes of the deer I used my i-Rock tool and black gems for his nose, the new Glam Rocks - Silver Tear, but I colored it with my Copic marker to make it brown.  Isn't that fun?
I cut apart my thermos/coffeecup diecut and turned it sideways, then added the log diecut on top to create a fun embellishment.  I used my sewing machine in several places as well,.  

You'll notice I added a little bling in the sun, the tree and on the title work.   The Deer was cut at 7" on my Campin' Critters Cricut Cartridge using my Cricut Expression.  The sign was cut at 3" and my sun (badge) was cut at 6".

Imaginisce "Happy Camper": Pattern Papers, Great Outdoors Word Die Cuts, Camp Critter Icon Die Cuts
Kraft Cardstock, "The Paper Company"
Blue Cardstock, Bazzill
Alphas:  AC Thickers, Making Memories
I-Rock by Imaginisce, assorted gems
Petal Roller by Imaginisce
Corner Chomper, We R Memory Keepers
Cricut Expression
Campin' Critters Cricut Cartridge
Brown Baker's Twine, Martha Stewart
Bazill Basics Trim flourish in kraft
Ranger Distress Inks: Walnut Stain, Shabby Shutters, Fired Brick
For the next project I thought it would be fun to create a Father's Day gift bag and gift card holder for my sweet Husband.  He is just starting to get into fishing, so I thought this would be the perfect thing to tuck in some new fishing tackle.  I love how this project turned out and for sure will be making more for my Brothers who are avid fisherman.

The bag is a simple kraft paper bag you can buy in bulk packages for an affordable price at your local craft store.  The tag I created using my Campin' Critters Cricut Cartridge at 2.5" and I used the packaging from my Happy Camper Sticker Stackers for one of the layers.  (Use your multi-cut feature for packaging this heavy to be sure you cut all the way through.  I cut mine twice.)  I used a clear gem and my handy Copic marker to color the fish's brown eye.  The silver tear bling were just perfect to create a little splash of water onto the tag.

On the bottom layers, I used some punches, then hand cut the waves for a little layered effect for the water.
For the card, again, I used Campin' Critters at 3.5".  To give the text some "pop", I did slip in other papers in between my layers for interest.  The word "Gone" is accented with some Ranger Stickles Rock Candy. 
The final little touch was this cute ruler grosgrain ribbon I found in my ribbon stash.  I just love it tied onto the bag and peeking out from my card!

Imaginisce "Happy Camper":  Pattern Papers, Canvas Stickers, Chipboard Sticker, Sticker Stacker
Kraft Cardstock, "The Paper Company"
I-Rock by Imaginisce, assorted gems
Cricut Expression
Campin' Critters Cricut Cartridge
Fiskars "Grass" punch
EK Success "bumpy" punch
Ranger Distress Inks:  Walnut Stain, Shabby Shutters, Fired Brick
Brown Baker's Twine, Martha Stewart
Copic Marker to color i-rock gem
Other: Hemp, Grossgrain ruler trim, Kraft gift bag
My final Project:  "Reasons To Love Life" card
I thought it would be fun to showcase the cute strips that come on the "Fireside Fun" paper and the adorable Snag 'Em cloud stamp. 

The moon and stars are from the "Fresh Air" paper on an i-Top in 28mm size, then using my i-rock, I attached a few little gems.  To add a little dimension, that blue flower is layered between it and the Martha Stewart doily tag that I slipped in. 

Kraft Cardstock,  The Paper Company
Blue Cardstock,  Bazzill
Imaginisce "Happy Camper": Pattern Papers, Snag 'Em cloud stamp
i-Rock by Imaginisce, Assorted Gems
i-Top by Imaginisce, 28mm Brad, 28mm Punch
Doily Tag by Martha Stewart
Distress Inks by Ranger:  Walnut Stain, Weathered Wood, Antique Linen
Powder Puff Chalk Ink by Quick Quotes:  Blue Hawaiian to stamp cloud
Other:  Sewing Machine, thread, blue jute, Sentiment sticker by Cosmo Cricket

Thank you so much for taking a few minutes with me here today!  I really have enjoyed this collection so much, it's just fun and incredibly versatile.

Please take a moment today to stop on over to the Imaginisce Blog and see what the other Design Team gals have created as well!  There are some incredible projects for sure, and of course, the opportunity to win some of this yummy collection for your very own!!!

Have a super scrappity day!!!
~ Rhonda


craftaholic said...

Very cute Projects!! I am a new follower and i came from the Circle blog!!
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Chelle said...

Those are all amazing projects.

Liz said...

These are all so stinking cute NOt a happy camper is just darling