Thursday, March 31, 2011

Challenge Month at Just Imagine!!

Join us in any of April Challenges by the DT to get ballots (one only per challenge unless specified) for a random draw.
This day's challenge is to make a MONOHROMATIC PROJECT and USE A PUNCH.
Using any punches = 1 ballot
OR using a KREAXIONS PUNCH = 2nd ballot

You will have a whole month .. all of April to post a blog inlinkz here on the Just Imagine blog
(and any other DT Challenge for the month of April).
The prize will be a Kreaxions Circle Cutter or Punch.

I made a card for this challenge using the Kreaxions #910 flower border punch with no inserts.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Some creations using a star template....

Just Imagine/Kreaxions has this really cool tool for making the prettiest doilies! It's a star shaped template that you trace and cut out of paper and then use their 4 in 1 punches with the A guards in to make them. I made the large doily (under the smaller doily and flower) on the card using the star template and the 910 4 in 1 flower punch by Kreaxions, while using the 910 4 in 1 border punch for the bottom border. For the red doily under the photo in the layout, I used the star template and the 911 4 in 1 heart border punch, while using the 911 border punch for the bottom heart border. You can check out my blog post with further instruction at Kreaxions here. TFL!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

April Guest dt work for Tallyscrapper!

My April kit from Tallyscrapper was waiting for me last night when I got home from work and I was inspired from the start by the gorgeous papers and embellishments that Pinky put together in this kit!! It has so much variety that none of my layouts look similar at all! Yet everything goes together so perfectly!! She even included some of the new gorgeous book covers by 7 Gypsies. I used on the covers (cut it in half) to make a small journal notebook. You should go and get one today - here's the link!! TFL!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Well it took me all week....

but I finally finished my layout I started last week before the kids came into town for spring break!! I worked on it here and there until I had everything tweaked just the way I wanted it!! I did some heat embossing (loving that Zing!!) with that cutie bee stamp I got in my Studio Calico March kit using apricot Zing. I also heat embossed the envelope scrolly edge too. It's an older picture of Danielle, but it's one of my favs and the colors are just gorgeous in it - and match the papers perfectly!! TFL!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Awesome GCD Studios Contest and also a giveaway!!!!

Click on the image above and it will take you to all the rules of entering and winning this awesome prize package worth $2000 - which includes a Scrap Camp weekend with paid airplane flight and tons of awesome GCD goodies!!

And this contest is a spin off contest for the Brave Girls Camp Contest and it runs from
today- April 1st.

1) create a project (it can be anything you want), but keep the theme "spring" in mind.
2) You must use the chipart tool on it somehow (if you don't have it, it can be found in many stores)

3) submit your projects to:

and here is the prize for our Spring Spin off Contest with Fiskars.
The value is over $200 in punches, paper, Chipart tool, trimmers and much more :)

Hurry and get your layouts and projects turned in so you can win one of these awesome prizes!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

First blog post at Just Imagine....

Here's a layout I created using my Kreaxions 910 Vinca 4 in 1 Punch and that fabulously easy circle cutter! Check it here on the Just Imagine blog!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I've had to hold this in for 4 days......

and it's been killing me!!!!!

I got the call last week from one awesome lady (Hi Heidi!!!) who informed me that I was invited to be on the GCD Studios Design team!!! I was hoping, but totally not expecting a call at all when Heidi Sonboul - the Design Team Coordinator extrordinaire from GCD - called me! My heart was pounding and I don't really remember everything that she said to I am beyond thrilled that I was chosen to be a part of such an awesome team with such fabulous ladies!! It's gonna be a fun year!! :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Katy Perry Challenge

I'm usually absolutely horrible at challenges where I have to use a song lyric - and we were even assigned to a certain lyric from Katy Perry's "Baby You're A Firework" song, but Christine was so very kind and gave me a lyric that wasn't too hard and I thought it described my youngest daughter perfectly!! Thank you Christine!! :) I used some Maya mists to mist some stars and them I misted some white Mister Huey onto a "bubble" stamp and stamped down the middle between the diecut paper. I love the way this turned out!! And I LOVE this layout - my favorite I recently made (and I REALLY loved my teatime layout!). I used my very brand spanking new Studio Calico kit I got yesterday evening (March's kit). I think I'm really going to enjoy using this kit up!! Thanks so much for looking!! :)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Using some scraps.....

When I have a beautiful piece of patterned paper it's just so hard to get rid of all the bits and pieces, so I love when I can take the leftovers and use them on my layouts! The grid patterned on these cool KI Memories calendar pages makes this easy to line up different pieces of scraps! I obviously have a slight butterfly obsession - I just can't help they are all so beautiful...LOL! Some of the butterflies are from the new BoBunny line called Gabrielle - it's gorgeous!! I'm so thrilled that Scrapbook Corner (where I work and get a discount!!) got some of this yesterday!! I worked hard to get it all in the computer, priced and out on the floor, but I also got to pick out what I wanted...hee! The subject of the layout is my new relaxation part of the day - teatime = me time!! I got that cute little pink teapot and some awesome loose leaf teas from the coolest little tea shop called Teavana! You can also order their stuff online - you should check it out!! TFL!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

So excited to announce.....

I'm a part of the Design Team for the Just Imagine/Kreaxions Manufacturer of punches, circle cutters, templates and 4 in 1 border punches! I just got my goodies yesterday and I'm so excited to start playing with my new toys!! :)

Angela Fehr

Barbara Bruder

Bev Code (returning)

Gina Johnson

Ginni Gass

Jess Moyer

Linda Beeson

Lisa Speigel

Sarah Mullanix (returning)

Stephanie Ackerman (returning)

Valerie Bishop

Wendy Price