Saturday, March 26, 2011

Imagine That! Blog Hop

***If you are looking for the Spring Blog Hop post, click HERE***

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Welcome to the Imagine That Blog Hop hosted by Sandra from 365 Days of Cricut!  If you hopped here from Gaby's blog - Gaby Creates then you are in the right spot!  If not, you can always hop back to the Sandra's blog so you don't miss any of the beautiful projects!  I have a complete blog list at the bottom of this post!  To qualify for the grand prize from Peachy Keen Stamps and Scrappy Moms Stamps you must comment on every single blog.  Good Luck!


I have been on a scrapbooking kick the last couple of weeks, so continuing with that theme - I designed another double page layout using the Imagine's Nursery Tails cartridge.  I love this cartridge and not only is it perfect for baby themed projects, it also has some wonderful spring-like images.  


I wanted to use the images from Nursery Tails, but instead of using the pre-made scenes - I wanted to use more of the individual images to create my own scenes.  Once I decided on an image, I chose "layers"and only used the parts of the scene that I wanted.  I cut out most of the images twice, so I could get a more dimensional look.  Because I wanted the individual image, I didn't want to large border around the die cuts.  To help avoid that I made some adjustments within the "Settings" menu.  I changed the border to "custom" and then chose .01 for the border width and defaulted all the borders to white.  That way when the image was cut out there would be a very tiny border (if any) around the image.  Since I inked EVERYTHING, you can hardly tell there is a border at all.


If you'd like to see some more of my Imagine projects, check out the Card and Scrapbook tabs at the top of my blog!  I have all of my projects indexed by the main cartridge used.  

Materials Used:
  • (2) 12 x 12 kraft cardstock (Recollections - Michael's)
  • (2) 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 blue patterned cardstock (corners rounded)
  • (2) 9 x 9 1/2 pink patterned cardstock (outside corners rounded)
  • (2) 3 x 12 mushroom patterned cardstock
  • Photo Mats
    • 4 1/2 x 10 1/2 and 4 1/4 x 10 1/4 - to fit a 4 x 10 picture
    • (2) 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 and 4 1/4 x 6 1/4 to fit 4 x 6 pictures
  • All Patterned Paper and Images from Imagine - Nursery Tails cartridge
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
  • Pop Dots
  • 5/8" Saddle Stitch Ribbon - New Leaf from Papertrey Ink
  • Clear Gems - Michael's
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Pen - White
  • Martha Stewart Craft Permanent Pen - Chesnut

Thank you for stopping by!  If you are new to my site and like what you see, please become a follower or sign up for email updates!  

The next stop on the hop is Kristin!  


Imagine That Blog Hop List

Hope you enjoy the hop!  

98 comments:

Sweet Magnolia Rose said...

WoW, YOu have really made a lovely layout!!! I love this cartridge

Josie0602 said...

Gorgeous layout!! I love the colors. I think I really need to get Nursery Rhymes!
Tracy
www.scrappininthwoods.blogspot/com

Nadia's Beautiful Mess said...

Lauren, what a fabulous layout...I love all the detail.

Tanya said...

GORGEOUS!!! I totally love the colors and papers!!!

Hugs,
Tanya
freddylswillima@windstream.net

2LilPrincesses said...

I don't even know what to say Lauren. This laayou is so AMAZING!!!!

Lillian Child said...

What a delightful spring page - love the soft colors. Great job!

Amber said...

WOW!! Another fabulous LO today! It is amazing!

Dorcas T-deecanta said...

I really LOVE this and how you use the stitching. It's so pretty!

Denise said...

The colors you used are gorgeous!!! Love all the inking.

liz at liz's paper loft said...

just precious! keep the layouts coming!
liz :o)

teachU14 said...

Hey Lauren, I'm a new follower and I love this LO and all your other projects. Great job!

Cathy said...

I love the LO. I guess I really seem to like the pastels..I am a new follower. Happy hopping.
mexicopetshop@hotmail.com

Misty said...

Fabulous layout, just so soft & pretty!

Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Lisa said...

Lauren this layout is absolutely gorgeous. I can't even express how gorgeous it is in words. Simply beautiful!!!

Houses Built of Cards said...

What a sweet layout - love the colors!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

bonnie said...

So pretty love the soft colours :) hugs x

Glora said...

Gorgeous 2 page LO! Amazing job as always. Hugs- Glora

me(at)glorajean(dot)com

Jo said...

This is an absolutely wonderful layout! I love all your elements and details ... they're just perfect. I'm new to the Imagine and I really appreciate that you shared this. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Jo xx
idratherbemakingcards.blogspot.com

Chereazy said...

Love your layout! Its so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us! Love it! I am a new follower.

cherie.goyer at gmail.com
http://oneheartscrapper.blogspot.com

Card Creations by C said...

This is so so so pretty Lauren. I love it. So soft!

JennyKozar said...

This is such a beautiful layout! I so need to get back to my scrapbooking! Thanks for inspiring me.

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

Ohhh this layout is so cute... lovely ...

TFS..

Ivette_aviles@yahoo.com

iluvkatie74 said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!!

fantastic job.

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Wow! This is just beautiful,, Lauren! I love all the details and the soft colors!

Hugs,
Saunddra

Cathie w said...

so cute love it what a great project
TFS!!!

cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com

BunnyFreak said...

Beautiful page.

S Glup said...

AMAZING LO...love all the detail you put into this;0)....TFS

}}}HUGS{{{,
Sheri G

Regina said...

This layout is so creative. Love all of it.
regina95370@sbcglobal.net

Maria Snook said...

Your layouts are fantastic and totally inspiring! I have become a follower! Thanks so much! The hop is wonderful!
Maria S.
scrapbooknut2002 at yahoo dot com

Kellee said...

I love this layout.. Nursery tails is my favorite. You did a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing,
Kellee

GabyCreates.com said...

Super adorable layout Lauren!!
Love all your work and attention to detail!!!

The Country Life said...

What a beautiful layout!! I just cant get over the images and paper you can print on the Imagine!! TFS!! Jennifer (www.countrycricut.blogspot.com)

Cricut Design Chicks SWARM said...

gotta say... my utilities for the next few months or getting an Imagine... hmmmm.. all these blogs on this hop for designing with the Imagine is putting me on overload.. I WANT.. NEED an Imagine. LOVE your LO. so pretty, springy and awesome!!
parkernana5@cox.net

Jenn said...

Cute layouts!! I just love all the patterns the imagine has and those adorable cuts. TFS!
Jenn
craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com

Alex said...

sooo pretty !

HUGS!

Alex
the condes at gmail dot com

Laurel said...

Such a beautiful layout!! I love it! :) Laurel

Nisson Family said...

Gorgeous LO!!! It has so much detail to it. Love it. :) Glad I could be in the hop w/ you!

Pam
Simply-Pam.blogspot.com

Celeste B. said...

WOW!! That really looks amazing!!! Such beautiful colors!! TFS! :)

Kathy said...

Beautiful layout! I love that the Imagine allows you to coordinate colors and patterns. Thanks for sharing!

Giselle said...

this layout is so sweet, love that cart! TFS!

Melissa said...

Super cute layout, another master piece!!! TFS

DoBea A. said...

This laout is absolutely GORGEOUS!

Jen Muller said...

You are very talented! This is my first time at your blog, so I had to go back and check out your other projects... love them!

Percilla G said...

Love the soft pastel feel of your creation. Fantastic
perderg@q.com

buglvr2010 said...

Wow! This just awesome....you are making me want to stop scrapbooking!

Debc06 said...

Wow lovely layouts. Thanks for sharing.
Debbie
Http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

Melissa said...

Lauren, your layout is stunning! Makes me long for spring!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

jenni said...

You continue to amaze me, you are so talented!
jpshirley@ymail.com

Jo said...

What a creative layout.
Thanks, joanieodonnell@hotmail.com

Jen N said...

Love this layout too! jenny.naus@yahoo dot com

Dawn, RI said...

Iknow Im going to love that cart, I just ordered it. Your layout is beautiful... Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

Patti said...

that is a gorgeous layout. I love all the layering, just beautiful.

bbitster@windstream.net

Amy Williams said...

WOW!! That is absolutely gorgeous!!
TFS!! awilliams2575@gmail.com

Cindylu2u said...

Fabulous layout and your little critters are sooo cute!!
Cindy
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

Creative Diva said...

This is beautiful! I wish my layouts can come out like this! Thanks for sharing.

Hugs,
Patty
creativediva98.blogspot.com
creativediva98@gmail.com
P.S. Stop by my blog. I have 2 great giveaways!

Carol said...

Beautiful layout!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing it and some great inspiration!

~Carol
cricutingcarol @ gmail.com
http://cricutingcarol.blogspot.com

Lillian Child said...

So Sweet! Love the creativity on this delightful layout!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

jeannine said...

Beautiful layout! I love the idea of using the individual images and making it your own! I am a new follower...great blog!
~Jeannine (j9cj@optonline.net)

Smiley21 said...

Wow, such beautiful detail on the layout. TFS!

http://bugalooscraproom.blogspot.com

Marcy S. said...

I love it, the colors are great and I love the layering. Thanks for sharing and I am now a follower.

Marcy S.
m.serrano@live.com
http://marcyscreativecrafts.blogspot.com/

Deanna's Creations said...

Love the pages you created! Very creative, and I like how you took the time to add dimensions to the entire page and not just one part! Great job!
www.deannascreations.blogspot.com

neddie58 said...

LOVE THE LAYOUT

Cathy said...

Your layouts are amazing!
mexicopetshop@hotmail.com

Annette M said...

sooo cute!

moran99@comcast.net

CricutLvr!! said...

Omg!!! This is so cute!!! What a beautiful l.o!!!!!!
Love the theme and the soft colors you used!!! Just beautiful!!!!

Tamara said...

Wow! That is really pretty! I am wanting an imagine more and more the further I "hop"!
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

Janie said...

OMG brilliant lo as usual Lauren ! I love love your work and your style~! TFS !
HUGS,JANIE

AmyJRockstar said...

These are seriously some of the cutest layouts I have ever seen! You have made them so dimensional and detailed. I love the color choices and just everything about them! So darn cute! Thanks so much for sharing! :0)

XO ~ Amy Jo (Happy New Follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

Lovebug Creations said...

Wow!!! What a fantastic layout!!! Love it! Now I want the NT cart!!! TFS! :)

~Kimi
kmbrlysue22 at yahoo dot com

Anniebee said...

Hi, Lauren! I was here on the other blog hop earlier tonight. This layout is just incredible! I love the soft colors and there is so much to look at... just gorgeous! If I wasn't sold on the Imagine before, I am now! Thanks for the inspiration.

Anne
anniebeescraftroom.blogspot.com

Scrappy Mel said...

OMGoodness - sooo stinkin' cute! I love the vintage feel of this cart - absolutely ADORABLE layouts! :)

Imogene said...

So cute,,love it!!!
am a new follower,,
Imogene
follow me~~
sweetlilcricut.blogspot.com

Danielle said...

Wow these are so great! I hope you keep posting layouts!

Sandra 365 Days Of Cricut said...

I love your layout! All of the papers and little critters you chose are amazing! Thank you for the tip on the border settings and thank you for being in my hop!

Kiehn said...

beautiful layout the colors are amazing..

Tina
ricktina09@yahoo.com

jennyplace2 said...

Awwwwww! This layout is just so darn sweet, so many wonderful details to look at and the colours are amazing! TFS!
jennyplace26@gmail.com

mitz said...

oh my gosh.. so much work.. soooo nice
mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

Scrappin1 said...

Wow I lovew your layout it is adorable. TFS Scrappin1@shaw.ca

Ticketgoddess said...

I love this cartridge too!! This is a beautiful LO!! IF you don't mind I will be copying it this week!! Thanks for all the details on how to...I am now a follower and can't wait to see all you create!! Bev B bevborda at yahoo dot com

flscraplady said...

I love this layout! You have absolutely outdone yourself! Fabulous job!

Darlene said...

So beautiful! I adore it! TFS

Darlene

pat said...

great LO idea! love the pink & green. TFS.

GabrielaD said...

wow... I love it!!! You are so talented.

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Cathy said...

Your layout is so pretty:) TFS and for the recipe, I am gonna try it.
mexicopetshop@hotmail.com

LesleyfromWI said...

Love the LO. Great colors & details!

Marlene said...

I came across your LO yesterday while hopping along on another blog hop and it was so pretty I almost forgot to keep hopping! The LO for the other hop is just as pretty.

Monica Flores said...

Lauren, This LO is gorgeous!! You did an amazing job as always. Truly an inspiration. Had a blast on this hop with you!!!

Toodles,
Monica

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your layout, i am getting so inspired to try more with my Imagine.
Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Michelle B. said...

Yikes, this may be my second entry, can't remember if I saved the comment :) Love your colors and layout!

Lucinda said...

Love your layout. It makes me want to get outside. cindalu78@yahoo.com

shanna13 said...

I love your layouts the colors are so soft and so Spring looking! TFS shanna13@frontiernet.net

scrapaholicjen said...

Your layout is gorgeous! Nursery Tails has such darling images - love all the layering you did!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Yolonda said...

Fantastic job. I am loving the layout.

Haidee said...

I really LOVE the LO

thanks for sharing!!

created2buniqueatymaildotcom

Gloria (Disneynut4life22) said...

WOW!!! This is simply a fabulous layout:-) Thank you for sharing. disneynut4life22@yahoo.com

ScrappinAnn said...

I just love this cartridge. I just used it for a layout of my twin girls when they were 6 months old. (they just turned 10 on Valentine's Day)
Your projects are great. Thanks for sharing. I am a follower of course!
ScrappinAnn at gmail dot com
annlenth.blogspot.com

HeatherMitchell said...

thank you for taking the time to share this beautiful layout i just adore it i cant wait to be able to get an imagine have a wonderful evening
loves and hugs
Heather

Minta's Creations said...

This is such a beautiful layout..
Minta

mintab@gmail.com
http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/