Monday, July 25, 2011

Santa's Little Helper Release Party!

Happy Monday to you!  We're so excited this week to be celebrating a little "Christmas in July" at Imaginisce

Welcome to the Release Party for "Santa's Little Helper"!

I have a few projects to share with you today, let's start off with a layout that I did using our official holiday photo from 2010.  We are really hoping for a better Santa experience in 2011, which was the prompt for my journaling card.  "All Done Santa, See You Next Year!": 

I used my i-Rock and a variety of gems and of course that awesome flourish template!  These papers have the best patterns, I found it really quick to put my projects together.  On the top of the page I used some ball trim that I had in my stash. 

The journaling card is from Maya Road and the mini alpha's are from My Little Shoebox.  They were so generous to send alpha stickers to our Design Team and I have been using them all the time! 

My next project is a "Dear Santa" card that I created using my Cricut Expression and the Sentimentals Cricut cartridge to create the stamp card base.
I placed some black card stock behind the wavy lines and the sweet Santa image into the stamp cutout.  I thought this was such a cute shaped card!  Of course, I used my i-Top and a 28mm brad to embellish my gifts die-cut along with my i-Rock and assortment of gems.  You'll see my MLS min alpha's were used for the sentiment.

My final project(s) are a trio of Christmas ornaments that were created from a thrifty find.  Those are the best kind, no?  Michael's has these cute dollar chipboard albums in all kinds of shapes during the holidays.  Well I grabbed a few of the star ones because they transcend the holidays, but they really do make wonderful ornaments as well!

I used the larger Sizzix Tim Holtz accordion flower die, then a few Martha Stewart snowflake punches with some kraft cardstock.  The final stack of little punched stars finished this nicely.  Doing chipboard projects is a breeze with our d-Stress tool!  Don't you just love how it worked the edges of this ornament?  This one feels so classic to me. 

This ornament was lovingly adorned with many glam rocks using my i-Rock.  I love the metal studs, they go on so fast and really add that perfect little spark.  I started with a Martha Stewart doily tag, inked it in some Antique Linen distress ink and it matched the paper perfectly.  The accordion flower was layered on it and topped off with Santa. 

My final ornament I had some fun with my i-Top and the fun characters in the line.  Rudolph is just adorable!  I used some frosted lace stickles on my snowflakes and a few strategic gems.  I love the classic feel of these ornaments and am pretty excited to have a few already made for this year.  Our sons love to play with them, so chipboard covered ornaments are perfect for their ages.

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That's what I have to share with you for today.  I hope you enjoyed a little Christmas in July with me and be sure to stop on over to the Imaginisce Blog to see what the other Designers have created.  You'll want to be sure and leave a comment too!  They are giving away three collections to some lucky commenter's this week...  it could be YOU!

Have a super scrappity week!
~ Rhonda


McVic said...

Love the bling you added - looks like Santa's slay, and the bling dust its throwing is adorable! Oh and you rock the itop! perfect little brads!

mommyof5kidz said...

I am LOVING your ornaments!!!!!! They are adorable! Actually, I love it all... but those ornaments are fab!!!!