Friday, January 13, 2012

Pinkalicious Blog Hop

Welcome to the My Pink Stamper Pink-alicious Blog Hop. This is where we hop from each of the designers blogs to see everyone's great projects using the Cricut and My Pink Stamper Stamps.

If you are coming here from Renee (RockinRenee) then you are right on track. If not, then go to the beginning, Robyn (My Pink Stamper) 

For Christmas I got a Cricut Imagine. I've had a little time to play around with it. So I want to share a project with you that I made using the Cricut Imagine. 
This month we were challenged to create something for myself or someone else that would give them a fresh clean start. So I created a journal that I can jot down important things from my personal time with God. Our church is doing a 21 day fast in January, so I thought this would be the perfect project I could make to help with a fresh start to 2012.


The label shape was cut from the shapes on the Cricut Imagine. I filled it with a pattern on pg 42 of the Imagine More Cartridge. Then cut it at 1.5". My Imagine wasn't calibrated so it cut the paper alittle off. So to fix it I inked the edges of the label with Charcoal Color Box Inkpad. Then I stamped the hearts and You're my love story on the label. Those stamps are from My Pink Stamper's - From the Heart stamp set.



To cut the pages that looks like lined paper, I used just one of the layers from an image on pg17 of the Imagine More Cartridge. 2 pages would fit on each 12x12 sheet of paper I printed. I cut them at 5"


I stamped sentiments from My Pink Stamper's - More Faithful Saying stamp set on each page of the journal using Old Paper - Tim Holtz Distress Ink, so it would be faint.

The border was cut from pg 26 of the Imagine More Cartridge at 1.7" Then I stitched the diagonal stitches using the We R Memory Keepers - Sew Easy - Zigzag roller. Then sewed the Bakers Twine Tertiary fancy floss from We R Memory Keepers. Finally I stamped Thinking of you today! on the border. That stamp is from My Pink Stamper's Fabulous Phrases stamp set.

For the covers I cut paper close to the size of the inside pages and rounded the corners. I stapled the covers and pages together with a stapler and then adhered the border to the cover to hid the staples.





I'm having so much fun with my Cricut Imagine. It takes plain Cricut cuts to the next level by printing the patterns in it. Its also nice to combine all the layers and print them together. Many of the images from the Imagine More Cartridge will be great to use in my Smash book, in the future. The possibilities are endless.

Summary of Supplies & Instructions:
Cricut Imagine Machine

Cricut Cartridge: Imagine More
label: shape from the imagine, filled with pattern on pg 42, cut 1.5"
border: pg 26, cut 1.7"
paper pages: just 1 of the layers on pg 17, cut 5"

My Pink Stamper Stamp Sets: From the Heart, Fabulous Phrases, More Faithful Sayings

Ink: Old Paper - Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Timber Brown - Stazon Ink, Charcoal - Color Box Chalk Ink
We R Memory Keepers: Sew Easy Tool, Zigzag roller, Bakers Twine Tertiary fancy floss

To Purchase or see all of My Pink Stamper Stamps click HERE.

For more My Pink Stamper fun hop to the amazing:

 If you get lost along the way here is our hopping order.
Don't forget to finish up at Robyn (My Pink Stamper)  to join in the fun.






Blog Hop Order
 
 

38 comments:

  1. Great journal idea Angela, looks like you're figuring the Imagine out!!! I like the stamping on the inside!!!

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  2. Wow - you got an Imagine! Lucky girl!

    Love the journal - great idea ;-)

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  3. great book Angela,
    I love the imagine to. you are so right it is the next level I am so looking forward to see what you create next.

    Hugs DIANA L.

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  4. Love your journal, thanks you for sharing

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  5. Awesome journal. Love the colors and the stamping inside the notebook.

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  6. What a great journal. The imagine is still on my wish list :-)

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  7. this is a great project. what a wonderful journal. i love my imagine too!

    tammi_amata@ameritech.net

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  8. Great project. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Kerry

    mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

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  9. What a beautiful journal! Really pretty. I love the colors. TFS!

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  10. Love these colors... Happy New Year!!

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  11. Very pretty journal !! TFS !
    HUGS,JANIE

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  12. Such a beautiful journal!! XOXO, Julie. :0)

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  13. beautiful. nice blog.
    tacyn@comcast.net

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  14. Love your project girl! Great minds DO think alike….:)
    Fun fun fun!
    Tracy

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  15. Cute project. I like the colors.
    Sew Sweet N Crafty
    SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com

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  16. This is a beautiful project. I love my Cricut Imagine. I'm still learning it but it is so much fun. Good luck on your fast!!

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  17. Nice inspirational project.

    hattieshaven.blogspot.com

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  18. Angela, this is very sweet! I have used my Imagine twice....I definitely need to play with it more. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  19. Your album is lovely, I really like journal projects, thank you for sharing.

    Lori m
    tiredlady47@yahoo.com

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  20. I don't have an imagine, but hope to have one someday. Love how you used Robyn's stamps on this project. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Great album. I don't have an Imagine but I'm sure your ideas could be adapted anyway.

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  22. Great project! I dont think i'll ever jump on the imagine bandwagon, but it sure can do some cool things!!!

    rach1fun at yahoo dot com

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  23. Very cute idea.

    Leslie

    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  24. Such a cute idea. Thank you for sharing.
    brittmartin1288@yahoo.com

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  25. PERFECT way to document your journey! LOVE the stitching :)

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  26. love your journal!! and I pray that all goes well! parkernana4@aol.com

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  27. Great Journal Love the directions and it looks so easy to do. TFS
    Debbie
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

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  28. Sweet little journal. The Imagine is so versatile, don't you just love it?

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  29. I like your Imagine creation. Nicely done.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  30. Such a neat idea, makes me want an Imagine that much more.

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  31. Another wonderful idea to keep focused on the important things in life! Very inspirational! msmith38652@gmail.com
    http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

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  32. Very pretty journal! I love the colors!

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  33. Your journal is very pretty. I love how you stamped the pages on the inside, and it looks like you inked them too. It's very vintage looking in the pics.

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  34. Very beautiful journal! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Rebecca

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  35. Great project. thanks.
    marg0006@verizon.net

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