Thursday, December 23, 2010

Honored to be a part of...

The 2011 Imaginisce Design Team!

I am humbled by being selected for the team AGAIN!

THANK YOU Imaginisce, and Lori, the best DT coordinator in the industry!! :)

I can not WAIT to see what this year holds at Imaginisce!
The best tools on the market, awesome collections to scrap with... what more could a girl ask for??

So go by and check out all the fabulous talent on the team!!


Shameless plea for "followers"! A GIVEAWAY!! To celebrate my return to the 2011 DT, I am going to give a Petal Roller and a pack or two of flowers to all followers, past and present! :) I will draw Christmas day! Check out this FABULOUS video!

Ya WANT some of these don't ya!?!


I just want to point you back here...
What a wonderful thing Patti is doing!

Through these donations, someone is going to be able to adopt these little girls and save them from a life in an institution.

Let me tell you... even 2 years in an orphanage did it's share of damage to our precious daughter... imagine, being one of say 25 kdis, with 2 caregivers. No one answering your cry. No one to hold you, "just cuz" your a gift.

So though I am not included to post things like this... this time it is worth the exception.

And hey, may as a bonus, you will win an IPad for Christmas! :)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

January TSM sneak...

How did I forget to post about TSM January?

Well, this post will be incomplete... but not for long!
Last night I went to the crop here and got THREE pages done from the January kit!
That is 4 layouts so far! HUH??

I wasn't sure I was in love with this kit... ...but for some reason, it just works and FLOWS!
I thought I was done, then I would get started on another, because the pages just sitting there were calling out ideas to me. YAY. That never happens. Let me tell you. Some days it is just pulling teeth getting a layout of me.

I am really loving the Making Memories envelopes and labels and paper... I was having fun with the snowflakes in so many different colors too.

I bought all the "Punch All Over the Page" Martha punches as soon as they hit the store. They weren't even out of the boxes yet.

So here is the sneak to my first page... I have three more to take pictures of! I think I must get my sewing machine out before they are "done".

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Imaginisce "Garden Party" Lauch!

I personally think it is a great idea, beautiful flowers on our paper and in our scrap rooms at a time when there are not many flowers around for so many of us!
And let's be honest. We frequently are scrapbooking out of season. Forth of July in December, Christmas in July.

My sketch layout using "Garden Party" is just in another post below.

I just got the AWESOME "punch all over the page" punches by Martha Stewart ("Whatever, Martha!") THIS idea in punches was a long time coming! LOVE them! I have used it twice. On my TSM layout for January, and now for this layout. (Simple for me (AND 8x10)... but I think it turned out OK!)
I have two other shapes in these punches, but I think I am still stuck on this one!
I love all the large die-cuts suitable for titles and fantastic brads in this collection! There are fabric covered brads that I am still hoarding too!

So go on over to the Imaginisce blog for a change to win the whole collection!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Give a little, save a life.

I am not one to ask for donations for anything...

I understand how hard it is to be able to keep finances in order on a normal day.

But if a lot of people gave just a little it CAN change a life!
I came across this blog (and her plea) via another scrapbookers blog (Stephanie Howell), and since the child the donations are going towards is an orphan in Ukraine AND having seen first hand how hard the conditions are for these orphans, having adopted one AND knowing how the conditions are even WORSE for these special needs children that have NO future, I could not help be called to point you in this direction... even if you can only give a couple dollars... it helps.

Any of these children that can be kept out of an institutionalized life, well, that's a blessing, isn't it.

If you can't give, then please pray. If you CAN give, you might win a ipod touch.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

12 Days of Christmas at Imaginisce!!

Today is my post on the Imaginisce blog!

And here is my inspiration!

I used this adorable, but easy to use template from Paper Trey Ink (FREE download)
to create this stocking:The heel of this stocking-packaging!!

And these are the layouts I have created for Imaginisce AND Scrapaganza... the class has been rescheduled for the first week of January-but there will be kits available too!

First we'll use the i-bond to connect these accordion flowers... I made the decorative edge of these accordion flowers by using a Martha Stewart border punch, and using the indent of each scallop as my accordion fold line. The i-bond connects the end in a SNAP!
This layout, we will be using the i-rock to bling it up!!
Once you start, it is like potato chips, good luck stoppin'!
And finally... we'll use our scraps to make this Christmas tree with i-top ornaments!!
So go to the Imaginisce blog for your chance to win a COLLECTION of Cottage Christmas AND an I-Top!
There have been added bonus giveaways many days! Don't miss out!
And if your local, give us a call at Scrapaganza to get your kit OR sign up for the class!!
(If your not local, I am sure the girls would be willing to ship!)
Thanks for stoppin' by!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Garden Party *NEW from Imaginisce! (& this months sketch!)

So your probably seeing a lot of Christmas and fall layouts. Well I have to be different in SOME way each month... leave it to me. (smile)

I'll be honest. I wasn't sure if I would like this collection (Garden Party). I mean, I was JUST doing girly girl stuff! :)
I am more of a bright colored fan... not so much pink, as BRIGHT pink. BUT I REALLY like how this simple layout for this months sketch for Imaginisce turned out!
Here is the sketch (by the FABULOUS Liz Qualman!)
And here is my take...
This might just be the first time I followed the sketch without changing it much. That NEVER happens. I like to turn them upside down and backwards, usually. But I went with straight forward. And guess what. I actually like it! Shock!
I made the banner above by tracing around one edge of the chipboard under bloom. The die cuts in this collection are HUGE, and there a ton of things that could be used with or as a title! Love it! Make it easy to get pages done! Check!
The paper has a lot of embossing on it... and I REALLY love the background prints. Like the tiny dot of this layout... easy to use patterns.

The launch is coming SOON! So start asking your LSS to get "Garden Party". Might be the only sunshine and flowers we midwesterners see for some months! :)

Now go check out what the rest of the design team created! GO! Commenting and participating gets ya PRIZES from Imaginisce! YEAH! :)