Monday, November 22, 2010

Cricut Imagine Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our Cricut Imagine blog hop!  We have 11 bloggers ready to share our ideas with you for using your Cricut Imagine (or to entice you into buying one).  You can start at any blog in the hop, then visit each one until you complete the circle and wind up back where you started.  If you get lost at any time, I have a list at the bottom of this post with all of the participants.  Several of us are offering blog candy giveaways, so make sure you enter each one separately.

So, if you're starting here, or coming from Mandie's blog, you're on the right track!  And when you're done here, you'll move along to Robin's blog and see what ideas she has for us.  Now, on to my Imagine creations:

On Friday, I teased my regular readers with a couple of hints.  I told you that I wasn't using any paper and that I was using the Nursery Tails cartridge.  So, are you ready to see what I made??  Here it is...




As soon as I got this cartridge in the mail last week, I thought of a girl from work expecting a little boy on January 1st.  (I really wanted long-sleeved onesies, but of course they were sold out, so I settled for short-sleeved.)  For the onesies, I chose some of my favorite images on the cartridge.  I sized them at 4.5", flipped the images, and printed/cut them from HP iron-on sheets then ironed them on following the directions.

My other project was that cute bib - I have some printable fabric in my stash so I pulled out a sheet.  I determined the size I wanted by measuring a similar bib in a store.  I printed & cut just the patterned layer of the bib image on page 14 of the handbook directly on this fabric.  I then layered it on some terry cloth and bound the edges with some 1/4" double-fold bias tape.  Here's a great TIP for any unusual Imagine project you're thinking of making: if a product says it's for inkjet printers, it can be printed on with your Imagine.  This is especially important for items that are generally non-porous, such as magnetic sheets, shrink plastic, and transparencies.

I am just loving all of the possibilities for creating with the Imagine.  I have so many ideas, just because of all of the great printable items available in the marketplace!  One of my favorite places to buy printables is over at PrintOnIt.com - my next order will include the printable magnet sheets for sure.  I'm also planning to buy some Cut, Color, & Wear to test out; they tell me they are pretty sure it is printable with the Imagine because it uses HP inks, but I want to test it to be sure before I start recommending it!

Before you leave, be sure you enter to win my blog candy giveaway!  I'm giving away a beautiful Level 1 "Olivia" scrapbook kit from Close To My Heart plus 25 sheets of CTMH smooth white cardstock, great for use in your Imagine!  Enter to win by just leaving a comment here on this post.  Deadline to enter is Friday, November 26, 2010.  Sorry, due to postage costs, only US residents (or APO/FPO) are eligible to win.
Now that you're done here, hop on over to Robin's blog and see what ideas she has for us today.  It will open in a new tab or window, so if you get lost along the way just pop back over here and check this list of participants:

55 comments:

  1. Adorable projects. The no paper clue had me thinking. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Awww these are adorable. I just love the nursery tails cartridge. Thanks for sharing these beautiful creations with us. Sharon in MI

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  3. OMG These are amazing! I want to try this now!

    aecopenhaver at gmail do com

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  4. I finally made it, sorry my laptop battery expired before I could hit the save button, but I am here now... You Nursury Tales are absolutely Inspirational... so many ideas, so little time - Thanks for sharing!!

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  5. These turned out fabulous! I would have never guessed they were home made. Great job.

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  6. nice projects i am new to blog hops.
    Ann W
    weedmana@embarqmail.com

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  7. Love these Lori!!! So cute! I need to get a few shirts to make Evie and Penny some stuff now :)

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  8. awesome project. my mind is now a whirl. lol

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  9. Right now, Nursery Tails in one of my most favorite Imagine cartridges! Thank you for the ideas!

    Kim B

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  10. These are so very cute. Thanks for sharing!

    debpaint16@aol.com

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  11. Love the onsie idea. I have a 3 month old nephew the it would be perfect for, as soon as I get an imagine.

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  12. These turned out adorable Lori!!! I love the use of the printable fabric!!

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  13. These projects are amazing. Great job.

    Trisha
    patnbobcuddy@gmail.com

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  14. Cutie Patooties!!!!!!! What a lucky little one to get these adorable creations!

    dbrit89828 at aol dot com

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  15. Wow, this is an idea I never even "Imagined" doing...I'll be buying some printable sheets today at work. Thanks so much for the inspiration, a long holiday weekend and a blog hop is just what the doctor ordered after all the long hours I've been putting in. Thanks so much for sharing...I've bookmarked your site as the first step in the bloghop.

    threadluvr@yahoo.com

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  16. Such darling little things! Your friend is so blessed to have you! Thanks so much for sharing them, and have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving. ksjennings at gmail dot com

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  17. So adorable, I'm thinking about using this cart to do a baby album for my nephew and his gf. TFS

    Missy
    kalittadog@yahoo.com

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  18. Oh those outfits are soo cute!!

    Linda A

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  19. Love this! Thanks for the link to print-on-it. misha_113 at yahoo dot com

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  20. Such cute projects. They would make a great baby shower gift. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Love, love, love your project! Had done t-shirt transfers, but never thought about the fabric! This open so many possibilities. TFS. I'm a new follower

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  22. These are just to cute!!

    elishacarter at msn dot com

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  23. OMG how cute are those! tfs
    helena48@gmail.com

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  24. I love the onesies and bib. I quilt and so know I'll be using images for applique at some point! :)
    TFS!
    Khrista
    khristamcbride@comcast.net

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  25. Wow... i mean WOW.. I just cant find any other words to describe how incredible this is!!! thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win!
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  26. so super sweet--I love these--and have yet to try this on my Imagine

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  27. That is really a sweet Idea. I was never really on board for a Imagine but I keep seeing more and more fun stuff you can do with them :D

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  28. I love these, wish I had a small baby!! LOL!!
    pattig161@yahoo.com

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  29. Very cute! TFS
    Cheryl

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  30. Great tips and great projects! Just became your newest follower! :)

    almabrooksblog.blogspot.com

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  31. Lovely project( I might have to try this (if my cartridge ever arrives)
    sue.pickwell at telus dot net

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  32. Very cute bib ideas! I would never have thought of this on my own :)

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  33. awesome projects!! I bet she will love them! Thanks for sharing! I really want an Imagine now =( Told my husband that I didn't...

    HeartAMZ1@aol.com
    Debbie Chapman

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  34. I have become a follower and just want to say that those are ADORABLE!!
    Happy Thanksgiving and have a GREAT Day,
    Me-Ma Kim

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  35. thanks for sharing the cute projects. i love the way they came out.

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  36. Very cute Great Idea
    hurdlori at sbcglobal dot net

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  37. Dianega123@comcast.netNovember 23, 2010 at 4:10 PM

    I love the baby clothes. i have a new grandson and that would be perfect. it would also make a beautiful baby quilt.

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  38. Those baby clothes are fabulous and wish I had come across this post a few weeks ago I went to a baby shower and those would have been perfect! My cousin is expecting so now I have this idea! Thank you! I also becam a follower can't wait to see what else you have in store for the future!
    Contact Info: arebori0204@gmail.com...just in case I get the privlage to win your candy!

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  39. Love the onesie for your little stinker! All the items are darling, thanks for sharing.

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  40. wow.. these lil baby things are super cute.... great idea....

    Carrie
    my2sons311@verizon.net

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  41. Thank you for doing this for us...

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  42. Thanks for sharing your project with us...I love it!

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  43. Those are so adorable! What great ideas :).

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  44. Those are too stinkn cute! Wonderful projects!

    TFS,
    Meriah

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  45. Adorable! it's super cute! Thanks for sharing it :)

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  46. This is just in time, I need two baby gifts at 1st of Dec. TFS I love these.
    suella11@yahoo.com

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  47. How creative and sweet!!
    - April W

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  48. Theses are absolutely lovely.....what a great idea!

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  49. How adorable! Happy Thanksgiving!
    ~Suzysuzyq28024 at gmail dot com

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  50. Oh I love these projects. I just got this cartridge today and bought onesies last week. I printed on fabric a couple of weeks ago and appliqued the design onto huck toweling and made a dish towel out of it. Possibilities are endless!

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  51. Happy Thanksgiving! And this little baby ensemble is so adorable! What a delightful gift this would be for a baby shower! Thanks for the inspiration! I just found your blog and am now a follower! Going to take a look at your archives for even more inspiration! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  52. This is absolutely adorable
    Minta

    mintab@gmail.com

    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

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  53. These are just adorable! I saw them through another blog in the hop and had to come check it out, when she said you had a 'paperless' imagine project, I was hooked! These are adorable! :-)

    Dawn
    www.dawnsaddiction.blogspot.com

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