For today the challenge was to create a layout about "new beginnings" and to use Imaginisce's "Family Fun" collection. Now, I don't know about you, but I find myself browsing through all the pins on Pinterest way too much, but in this case I was so glad I did, as I knew exactly what I was going to do! I had seen this photo on Pinterest and I wanted to use that as my starting point for this page.
source: pillow cover by Kaleidoscope from Vertou
I love both the colors and the design of this pillow cover so much and decided to use both and came up with this:
How is this about "new beginnings" you might ask? Well, the girl on the right is my daughter and (as some of you might already know) as of August last year she's a foreign exchange student in the US (we are from The Netherlands, Europe). She went to the US, leaving everything behind: her family and friends, her boyfriend, everything that was dear to her to trade it all in for a foreign country, an unknown family, no friends, unknown school(system), unknown everything ... now how is that for new beginnings?
Here are a few close-ups of my layout: love all the stickers that come with the Family Fun collection!
Some fabulous Thickers from American Crafts:
And a few awesome die-cuts:
Except paper, stickers and die-cuts I also pulled out a few Imaginisce tools! Did you notice? Here's what I used: the I-Rock tool, tweezers, jewel tray and some jewels (Glam Rocks).
This I-Rock tool is one of my favorite tools of Imaginisce. It's cordless and warms super quickly! The jewels have a bit of glue on the bottom and the only thing you have to do is press the warm metal tip of the I-Rock tool on top for a few seconds. The glue melts and as soon as you remove the warm metal tip, the glue cools and the jewel is fixed to your page! Easy Peasy!
The tray comes in super handy as well. I use it very often for these jewels or for glitter or sequins: without spilling anything, everything glides back into the bottle in a second!
Supplies: Imaginisce: patterned paper (Family Fun, Black Ice, Good Dog), die-cuts, stickers (Family Fun), Glam Rocks; American Crafts: cardstock, Thickers. Tools: Imaginisce I-Rock tool, I-Rock Jewel Tray, 14x14 I-Mat and Lighted Tweezers.
So this was my project for today! I would love to learn what you think?
And if you want to see the pin I used on Pinterest, here's my Pinterest account, you'll find the pin on my board "Inspiration Is Everywhere". And if you're looking for more Imaginisce projects then Imaginisce's Pinterest account is the place to go!
Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy crafting and pinning!!