Color of the Month for September is Amethyst

Imagine Crafts's color of the month for September 2019 is the deep purple color Amethyst.

Imagine’s Color of the Month for September is Amethyst. This deep, luscious purple is perfect for fall inspiration. Not only is this color great for Halloween crafting, but is a great hue for all your fall time cards including back-to-school projects. Some of our favorite Amethyst hued ink finds include the aptly named Amethyst VersaColor inkpad, VersaFine Clair in Monarch and Memento’s Grape Jelly in the marker, full-size and DewDrop inkpads.

September also brings an exciting collaboration with Waffle Flower! Keep a watch on both our and Waffle Flower’s blogs and YouTube channels all month long to see some inspiring projects using both of our products! We used their Pretty Wings stamp set in our Color of the Month image. Isn’t it a beauty? The most exciting part about the collaboration with Waffle Flower? You can WIN prizes! To enter all you need to do is subscribe to both Imagine and Waffle Flower’s YouTube channels and comment on the videos published this month using both of our products! (One comment per video per person.) Two lucky winners will win $50 gift certificates – one from each sponsor.

Here’s a sneak peek on what fun stuff we have coming your way this month.

An amethyst inspired rainbow of purple by Martha Lucia Gomez.

A timely card from Lori Warren.

And a beautiful reminder from Kassy Tousignant!

 

Introducing Mboss Embossing Powder

Introducing Mboss Embossing Powder

Mboss is high-quality embossing powder available in new and revolutionary packaging that will make using it a breeze. Mboss embossing powder is great for sentiments and large area coverage. The large color range includes classic primary, metallic, pearlescent, and super fun glittery combinations. We had the crafter in mind with a unique selection of holiday and seasonally focused colors. The new packaging is very functional with a wide mouth for easy powder return.

Clear 013, Clear Matte 014, White 015, Black 016, Gold 017, Copper 018, Silver 019, Champagne 020, Red 021, Orange 022, Yellow 023, Green 024, Blue 025, Violet 026, Rose Gold 027, Metallic Berry 028, Metallic Orchid 029, Emerald 030, Icy Blue 031, Sapphire 032, Amethyst 033, Jade Pearl 034, Amber Pearl 035, Indigo Pearl 036, Gold Glitter 037, New Years Eve 038, Sparkling Champagne 040, Valentine 041, Lucky Stars 042, Sparkle 043, Black Hologram 044, Hologram 045, Birthday Party 046, Princess Party 050, Blue Icicle 047, Iridescent 048, Iridescent Opaque 049, Shimmering Night Sky 051

High quality all-purpose embossing powder

• Available in a wide range of colors with a holiday & seasonal focus for card makers
• Wide-mouthed resealable bag makes it easy to use and store at home
• Large color range includes classic primary, metallic, pearlescent, and glittery combinations

Check out our website to buy or learn more about Mboss.

Introducing StazOn Pigment

Introducing StazOn Pigment

We are so excited to announce a great addition to the StazOn family. The all new StazOn Pigment ink line has 12 vibrant, opaque colors of ink that work like the original. StazOn Pigment can be used on porous and non-porous surfaces and still has the lightning-quick dry time of the original.

StazOn Pigment comes in an ergonomic, easy to open, airtight case with a new felt pad that helps to produce very crisp stamped images. Any crafter or artist that likes to use acetate, metal, glass, or slick pastes will want to add StazOn Pigment to their stash. These colors really pop!

Learn more


Color Swatches Include


Colors include Lemon Drop 091, Orange Peel 071, Passion Red 021*, Pink Cosmos 081*, Grape Candy 011*, Mariner Blue 061*, Shamrock Green 051*, Peacock Feathers 062*, Koala Gray 032*, Chocolate Brown 041*, Snowflake 001*, Piano Black 031*

*Inker also available

Take a closer look at the colors in this video


Quick Facts about StazOn Pigment

  • Dries quickly on most surfaces
  • Works on all surfaces that original StazOn does
  • New style of felt pad produces crisp stamped images
  • Vibrant opaque colors of ink

 

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Announcing Sheer Shimmer Stix

We are so excited to tell you about a new product that will be hitting the market soon—not only is Sheer Shimmer going to be available in Rose Gold, but also in an all-new easy applicator! Sheer Shimmer Stix can be held like a pen to swipe the dauber top applicator over a project surface to effortlessly and cleanly apply the elegant sheer shimmer you already love.

Sheer Shimmer Stix Color Swatches:

Quick Facts about Shimmer Stix

  • Same elegant Sheer Shimmer effect as the sprays
  • Swipe-on application for controlled results
  • Stix dauber top allows for quick, uniform, large surface area application

Keep your eye on the blog all month where our artists are going to show you some awesome technique ideas for this new product and the announcement they are ready to order!

Happy New Years! See What’s On the Horizon for Imagine

Happy New Years everyone! We are happy to have another year of crafty goodness rolling in and we are excited about what the New Year brings. This month, in particular, we are featuring Passion Red as our color of the month to set the tone for the New Year and prepare for one of the hottest cardmaking holidays — Valentine’s Day. Another big deal for the month of January is our participation in Creativation in Phoenix, Arizona. We will be announcing a couple of new product releases and encourage you all to stay tuned!

Join us January 17-21, 2019 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Education begins on January 17. The Trade Show opens on January 19.

What is Creativation? 

Creativation is THE crafting industry conference of the year for small business owners, instructors, buyers or professional crafters. This is the place to be if you are looking to define yourself as a crafting professional, business owner or improve your knowledge of the industry. Several arts and crafts companies, with who we collaborate or whose products we love such as Spellbinders, Waffle Flower Stamps, Rinea Foil, Fiskars, Glue Dots etc, present their new releases, teach workshops and give you specific one-on-one time with company representatives. If you are attending then please come our booth #1113 and chat with us about all of our current inks and mixed media products in our catalog and see what new products we have available in 2019.

From AFCI Creativation website– Why Attend?

​If you have a business – ​large or small – in the creative industry, then you don’t want to miss this event! Join thousands of professionals for the ultimate creative industries event in January 2019. AFCI is the heart of creativity and ​Creativation is the place to learn, connect and discover. Learn what’s new, what’s trending and how you can drive your business forward to success through seminars and workshops at Creativation University. Connect with new buyers, suppliers, designers, makers, bloggers, media and entrepreneurs from around the world as we grow our event. Discover new products, inspiration, ideas and innovations, and more that will change your business. We built a vibrant creative city on the Show floor – the capital of the creative products industry and you will be amazed!

Take a class with us!

W213: Vintage Memories Canvas with John Creighton Petersen

Day + Time: 1/18/2019 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Room: 132AB
Difficulty Level: All Levels Welcome
Demographics: All Buyers, Designers, Retailers, Distributors, Professional Maker/DIY’er, Educator/Demonstrator, Digital Content Creator
Class Description: Discover how simple it is to create mixed media masterpieces with your favorite stamping products from Imagine and Tsukineko! Master the simple techniques needed for building color and texture to create this stunning vintage-inspired canvas. Learn how to color and texturize a variety of different surfaces, including metal and other found objects. This class will debut the latest product offerings from Imagine, so don’t miss your chance to be the first to experience the newest products!

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December Color of the Month and Artists in Residence for 2019

December Color of the Month and Artist in Residence for 2019

December Color of the Month is Frosted Blue! We love the bright icy blue color in Christmas decor, Christmas ornaments, and wintery snowflake themed art. Tsukineko and Imagine feature several products in their catalog that are perfect for this color theme. Memento Dye inkpad in Summer Sky, Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in Summer Sky, VersaMagic in Seabreeze and any of these inks can be spritzed with Sheer Shimmer Spray in Frost!

Also, stay tuned for craft projects featuring the Dewlet! We are so excited for what our team has cooked up.

We are happy to introduce our Artists in Residence for 2019

Meet the team!

Arjita Sepaha Singh

Arjita works in the early childhood education field but enjoys crafting above everything else. She gets plenty of inspiration for her 12-year-old daughter and hopes to show even the most novice of crafters how to make beautiful things in her crisp and short videos.

“I strongly believe that a creative crafter is like a bee that is always busy with focus, dedication & perseverance to create beautiful things.”


Elina Stromberg

Elina grew up crafting and paper is her favorite material. She likes to focus on layouts and colors that are sure to be eye-pleasing. Inspiring other crafters is the greatest reward for her.

“I love the fact that this hobby is all about learning something new every day.”


Iris Rodriguez

Iris is an arts and crafts enthusiast who has never met an art medium she didn’t like. A short list of her favorites include inks, paper, acrylic paint, sprays, metallic waxes, texture mediums, clay, and metal.

“As it happens to some us, as adults we tend to temporarily abandon our creative endeavors because of this little thing called life. About seven years ago I decided to get back to being creative and have not looked back since.”

clay bowls stamped with versamagic and stazon ink


Jessica Lin

Jessica grew up in Taiwan but now lives in California. She started stamping at a young age and if she’s not busy with work, you will find her in her craft room creating something fun and new.

“I generally like to pack my cards with techniques and unique ideas… I also like to think of creative ways to stretch my supplies!”


 

Jowilna Nolte

Jowilna sees scrapbooking as a natural extension of her love for card making and stamping that also accommodates her love and passion for photography. Jowilna loves to teach new techniques and share with others on her creative journey.

“Creating can be a wonderful journey & therapy—making sense of things where life cannot, and I have turned my life into this philosophy.”


Kassy Tousignant

Kassy grew up surrounded by a family of makers and artists. A longtime believer in the fact that a handmade card is the best type to give, she has recently delved into mixed media and 3D arts; she loves playing with color and texture.

“Creativity is good for the soul and I believe there is room for it in everyone’s life. My goal is to inspire others to find their creative voice.”


Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Kyriakos challenges himself to find alternative ways to use materials and set them into daily life. He uses mixed media to create everything from simple to complex pieces that are always sure to please.

“When I design my projects I like to make something that goes further of being beautiful to be useful and special to someone.”


Linsday Adreon

Lindsay lives in a small town in Iowa with her husband and two kids. She’s always been a crafter, but really got into card making and stamping after becoming a mom.

“My favorite craft is cardmaking and stamping, but I also enjoy crocheting, home decor projects, and a bit of wood crafting as well.”


Lori Warren

Lori is a mixed media artist, designer, and instructor. Her art often features a combination of collage, texture, and assemblage. Crafting has always been a family adventure for her, and she loves sharing this tradition with her grandchild.

I enjoy incorporating the use of stencils and stamps into my projects along with reuse items, repurposed materials and other found objects. There is something about bringing the old and new together that just fascinates me.” 


Martha Lucia Gomez

Imagine crafts tsukineko blog artist

Martha Lucia works in public relations by day but has loved crafting always. She finds working with paper to be the best therapy, and if you are looking for a great Spanish language crafting blog, she’s one to follow.

“I love to create cards, 3D projects and alter different objects. I am looking forward to continuing to share my passion with all of you.”


Melissa Andrew

Melissa is a scientist and mother of three who still finds time to devote to her crafting and card making. She is ready to take the inspiration she has received from so many others and pay it forward to all of you.

“I feel my science background allows me to understand the chemical properties of a number of my craft products and therefore I am able to experiment and play without hesitation.”


Nadine Carlier

Nadine has spent a couple of decades trying and loving all things crafty. Scrapbooking, handmade cards, mixed media, and altered art projects make the list of her favorite things to create. 

“I love getting messy, trying new techniques, inspiring others and being inspired.”


Roni Johnson

When she’s not helping run the family farm, Roni can be found creating. There is no term that encompasses all the styles and project types that Roni shares with us, but the joy she finds in creating them always comes through.

“I enjoy teaching others about the joys of ink, paper, and altered arts!”