Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sole Sisters!...

I am so excited today because it is my day to have my projects featured on the Imaginisce blog! This week, we are playing with the brand new release, Sole Sisters and I have three projects to share with you. Join us all this week as the new Design Team that I am so proud to be a part of shows off this chic and fabulously fun collection!

For my first project, I just had to go straight to the "sole" of things! With a wonderful template I discovered HERE at Ellen Hutson, I traced and scored this elegant heel "box." The template can be reduced or enlarged, but I left it alone. Now, I've been pining for over a decade now for my very own pair of Christian Leboutins, so I couldn't resist adding a red sole!

I added a floral embellishment to my well-heeled project, using the very cool i-Rock tool to adhere some glam rocks for that extra little sparkle. Now I had a beautiful little "box" that I could fill with a special treat for another shoe-lover like myself...a gift card to a shoe store perhaps? (Nah, I'd just as well keep it for myself!)

Heel Box All materials from Imaginisce unless otherwise noted.
Patterned Paper:  Shop 'Til You Drop from Sole Sisters collection; Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red (Stampin' Up!); Accents: Black Fabric Flower and clear gemstones from i-Rock Flowers Stencil; Downloadable Item: Template, shoe-high heeled (Ellen Hutson); Tools: i-Rock

As mother to a boy that is as boy as you can get, I wanted to show that Sole Sisters can be just a cute for a more masculine project. My little rugrat made a special little friend on our last mini-vacation and I just had to capture their sweet friendship. The frames are all very cool die-cuts from the Sole Sisters collection, as well as the patterned papers. I love the bold colors for this layout and the frames saved me so much time!

You wouldn't know it to look at it, but the die-cut letters that spell "FRIEND" are from a piece of patterned paper from this collection that features purses! The paper is really great for some of its gender-neutral patterns and I was so pleased at how it was all so complimentary.

Forever Friends Layout - All materials from Imaginisce unless otherwise noted.
Patterned Paper: Sole Mates, Purse-onality, and Girl Stuff from Sole Sisters collection; Cardstock: black, red and yellow textured (AC Crafts); Accents: red buttons (Papertrey Ink); tiny staples (Tim Holtz); Dies: Merry Classic Alphabet (Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts); Scalloped Border Decorative Strip Die (Sizzix); Die-Cuts: Girl Die-Cuts from Sole Sisters collection

For my third project, I tackled something that I've been wanting to do forever! I have to confess that I am a certified shoe hound. I have STACKS of shoeboxes and I don't always know what is in them. So, I was extra excited when I saw Sole Sisters because I could make some shoe identifiers! I took photos of my shoes and created little cards that I could adhere to the front of each shoebox.

I used this absolutely darling stamp to create these little heel accents for each card and added a few of the ready-made die-cuts. The patterned papers are so fun and eye-catching and really liven up my closet. Now I don't have to pull out every box searching for that perfect heel to go with my new outfit!

Shoe Identifiers  - All materials from Imaginisce unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Stiletto Snag 'Em Stamp; Patterned Paper: Chic Chat from Sole Sisters collection; Cardstock: Real Red, Baja Breeze, Basic Black, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!); Dye Ink: Real Red, Basic Black, Baja Breeze (Stampin' Up!); Tools: Circle and Scalloped Circle Punches (EK Success); Fibers: black stitched grosgrain (Jo-Ann); Liquid Pearls (Ranger)

I hope you enjoyed my projects today. Don't forget to visit the Imaginisce blog for more Sole Sisters eye candy and a chance to win this ENTIRE collection!


Unknown said...

Love what you did with the collection!

Trisha said...

My goodness you have been busy. Love your projects. That shoe is to die for. Nice to see that this collection is not only for girls. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Expressions & Inspirations said...

I love it! The entire collection is awesome! :) TFS

Jan Garber said...

I will be on the lookout for the stiletto stamp for sure! I have a shoe like this in polka dot sitting in my scrap room! Great project!

Anonymous said...

WOW! Regina you just blew me away with all these amazing projects! All in one post?! So great. Love your idea about the shoe boxes. And, that houndstooth shoe is too much! Have a wonderful day! ♥

Ann Schach said...

Oh my gosh, Regina! What cute projects! I LOVE the shoe stamps!

Unknown said...

Awesome projects!!! Wow! You rocked these projects! ;o)

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

I love all your projects Regina!!! So very fun!!

Rebecca Keppel said...

Totally awesome work with Sole Sisters--that show is just STUNNING!