Let's Party!

Hi everyone and happy Thursday :)

Today I am sharing a fun, whimsical and sparkling party invitation card on the Imagine Crafts Blog!

Wanna see the complete card? Are you curious to see how I did it?

Then come on over and read the full post with complete step-by-step instructions (incl. pictures).  You also can find a detailed list of supplies over there!

I would be super delighted and thankful if you'd decide to visit their blog and maybe take the time to leave a little comment, so I know you've been there?! *smile*

The Imagine Crafts Blog is always worth a visit if you are looking for awesome ideas, techniques and inspiration for mixed media projects, scrapbooking pages and cards!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope to see you here on my blog again, soon :)

Sylvia xx

IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko and Clear Scraps: Clear Summer Mini Album


IMAGINE Crafts is proud to feature projects created by our Artists In Residence this week using products from ClearScraps.  We hope you enjoy the creativity our team shares with you this week!   

Hi everyone and happy Monday :)

I am so excited to be part of this months blog hop with IMAGINE Crafts + Clear Scraps!
For this mini album -which I will complete with photos after Summer holidays- I decorated a "6x6 Tab Album" from Clear Scraps.

The white swirls DON'T come with the clear album, but I stamped them with Cotton White StazOn, which is the perfect choice to stamp on acrylic (and all other non-porous) surface!

I distressed all edges of the design paper panels with Memento inks and created a frame for the circle paper on page 2 with irRESISTible Pico Embellisher Gold

You can find a complete and detailed list of supplies I used as well as step-by-step instructions on how to create this mini album at the end of this post (please refer to the grey boxes below)

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Here is the other project for today:

Allie Gower

If you've missed the other projects this week please visit the IMAGINE Crafts Blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope to see you here on my blog again, soon :)

Sylvia xx



Do What Makes Your Heart Happy

Hi everyone and happy Friday :)

Thank you so much for stopping by, today! 
Your visits and lovely comments just mean so much to me and are very much appreciated!!!

I know it has been quiet here on my blog, lately! I am still working "behind the scenes" to get some projects done but I had to deal with some health and other issues during the last weeks and months... 

Slowly but steadily things seem to get back to "normal" and I hope I will be able to show more cards and other projects here on my blog again, soon!!! :)

But now onto my project for today: Above you can see a little sneak peek of my project for IMAGINE Crafts. I have used some of my favorite products here on this card: Radiant Neon inks along with Versamark and the super awesome verdigris embossing powder from IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko!

You can find the card as a whole plus detailed and pictured step-by-step instructions on the IMAGINE Crafts blog

For a list of supplies, please refer to the grey box below this post.

I would be delighted if you hop over there and take a look (and maybe leave me a comment? :-) )

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope to see you here on my blog again, soon :)

Sylvia xx


IMAGINE Crafts + Altered Pages

Hi everyone and happy Tuesday :)

Each Tuesday during the month of June, IMAGINE Crafts would like to share with you the projects that our Artists In Residence have created using products from Altered Pages. The Design Team at Altered Pages will also be featuring IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko products on their blog throughout the month and we hope that you'll visit the Altered Pages Blog to see the fabulous projects that their team has designed as well.


Altered Pages sent us some wonderful goodies, such as vintage pictures, vintage dictionary pages and sheet music etc, some ribbon and charms and two lovely collage stamps.

I chose to use the following products from Altered Pages (see picture below) for my card:
  • a page from an old french dictionary
  • a silver key charm
  • some blue seam binding
  • white crochet ribbon
  • "Muse PARIS" stamp
And of course some inks, markers and tools from IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko!

Ohhhh... and I am so excited to show you my project,  because this is a special combination of "styles", which I both really love: "clean and simple" style meets "romantic/vintage" look :)

Here are the other Artists from IMAGINE Crafts with their amazing projects:

John Creighton Petersen

Debbie Gaetz

Please refer to the grey boxes below this post for step-by-step instructions and a complete list of supplies :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope to see you here on my blog again, soon :)

Sylvia xx

  • create top folded card base from white cardstock
  • ink Paris collage stamp with Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts Versafine Vintage Sepia and stamp onto an old french dictionary page (Altered Pages)
  • distress edges with an IMAGINE Crafts InkBlusher and some Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts Summer Sky Memento inks
  • use a Memento marker in Desert Sand to create some shades on the stamped image
  • cut out and glue to a slightly larger piece of white cardstock
  • wrap white crochet ribbon (Altered Pages) around front of card base
  • wrap blue seam binding (Altered Pages) around front of card base and tie into bow
  • adhere key charm (Altered Pages)
  • stamp sentiment with Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts Versafine Vintage Sepia onto a scrap piece of white cardstock and cut into banner shape
  • affix everything to card front (refer to picture for placement) with foam pads
  • embellish with blue rhinestones


IMAGINE Crafts + Dreamweaver: "Endless Possibilities" Blog Hop

This week IMAGINE Crafts and Dreamweaver Stencils are featuring a Blog Hop showcasing our fabulous products and providing some inspiration for you to get creative!  Be sure to leave your comments on each artist's post that you visit for your chance to win a fabulous prize that includes IMAGINE Crafts and Dreamweaver products.  Contest closes at 11:59pm PST on Sunday, June15th.


And here is my project using Versamark, gold Embossing Powder and some Delicata Silver from Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts together with the "Heart n Ribbon" stencil from Dreamweaver:

Unfortunately it is very hard to catch the gorgeousness of the golden embossing together with the sparkly, shiny silver stamping in a picture (it looks soooo beautiful and elegant in real life!!!)

Here are the "how-to"s for my anniversary card:

step 1: cut white panel slightly smaller than card base
step 2: affix stencil with washi tape to the upper third of the panel:

step 3: using a sponge dauber, pick up some  Versamark ink and dab it through the stencil:

step 4: remove stencil and generously pour gold embossing powder over the Versamark ink:

step 5: shake off excess powder and use a heat tool to melt the embossing powder:

step 6: stamp sentiment with Delicata Silver underneath the embossed image:

step 7: embellish with rhinestones
step 8: mount panel onto white card base using dimensional foam adhesive

Here are the other posts from the Artists In Residence for today:

Darsie Bruno

Isha Gupta

Baerbel Born

And presenting the posts from the Dreamweaver Design Team for today:

Dream It Up!

Pam Hornschu

Kristi Parker Van Doren

Louise Healy

Gill Wilson

Kristine Reynolds

Laura Drahozal 

Lea Kimmel 

***Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like “Sorry this page cannot be found” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture or the blog’s name) and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.