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Member Since September 2009, 3 forum posts, 110 public projects

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

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Imaginisce's Booth at CHA Winter 2011

We had a few minutes before heading off to the show today and thought we'd share some snap shots of the booth and our awesome team here at CHA Winter show. 
Imaginisce Booth at CHA Winter 2011
Sam, Jeff and Ben eating lunch the first day at CHA
Day 1 of our Make & Takes: Here's Shemaine and Robyn
Day 2 of our Make & Takes with Erin and Liz
Thanks for stopping in to say HI. We'll have more later today!!



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Live From CHA

We made it to Los Angeles and are in the misdt of the "greatest show on earth." The Imaginisce group had an opportunity to get together for dinner on Friday night and had a lovely meal at the Magnolia Restaurant in downtown Los Angeles.  Many of us had not met before or had not seen each other since summer, so it was a great time to catch up and mostly just laugh and enjoy the time.
Robyn, Bridget, Erin, Lori, Courtney, Christine, Jeff and Shemanine
We chatted about all kinds of stuff including some top secret product ideas coming in the near future.  You will be so amazed at what Imaginisce will have in stores very soon.  You saw the new i-top 2.0 below...
Erin Bassett and Lori Allred
Liz Qualman and Robyn Schaub
A few close ups of some of our usual suspects, but stay tuned, because there will be more pictures from the group attending the show.

Have a wonderful day -

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CHA Sneak Peek: i-top 2.0 ...coming in June 2011 and Sneak Peek Winners!

NEW INNOVATION!
Available in June 2011

You're about to grip your new favorite tool (again)! The i-top transforms an ordinary brad or button into a custom accent in a couple easy steps. You'll be making custom brads, buttons, magnets, badges, snaps or twists in just seconds.

Now don't worry if you own the "original" i-top. It's still a great tool and you'll want this one too. This tool will do everything that the original tool does PLUS it will allow you to make our new 34mm size brads, buttons and badges!! We have made some tweaks to this model to improve on the original.

- Easier to grip handles (aren’t as wide for smaller hands)
- Lighter Tool (no hitting your husband and injuring him)
- Improved brad making ability
- New grip system on brads prevents slipping and brads falling off (always happens)
- New larger brad making abilities, XLG 34mm size (you'll love the new size!!)
- Same low price...woot woot!



Check it out - larger opening so it's easier to put your piece in without knocking them off!

Prototype images for the tool...soooooo cool!

New 34mm Brad Head...with rubberized gripping ability!

New 34mm Punch will make working with paper so much easier!!
The new 34mm Size is available in Brads, Badges and Buttons! Can you imagine what you could make with these. We just received samples, so even we haven't had time to create some fun samples yet!



We also rubberized the large 28mm head that is sold separately. This head will fit the new and "original" tool too!

You can now view ALL our products on our website!!

We're off to CHA this morning and for those of you that will be there too, stop by our CHA booth and check out our new release in person. We also have a hopping fun Make & Take booth this show too...and our design team girls will be there to show you how to use all of our tools (BOOTH #1770, 1767).


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 Thank you to all our wonderful friends who joined us in a little preview of what's to come from Imaginisce in the not too distant future - we hope you are as excited as we are!

Two lucky followers are going to have their very own 'new release' products before anyone else... and congratulations goes to:
Christina Hoffman will recieve an entire collection from one of our newest releases!

Kimmarie Baker will recieve a fabulous bundle of new release tools and accessories!

How to Claim Your Prize Package:
Please email us your shipping information no later than midnight Wednesday, 2nd February 2011 and put 'Sneak Peek Winner' in the Subject Line.
We will get your prize package out to you as soon as we can. Congratulations!!

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CHA Sneak Peek: Fabric & Paper Roly Rosies, i-bond and i-rock additions

Here's three new additions to our product line up from CHA. Be sure to come back tomorrow for more great product previews and a big announcement on the last day!

You've seen the i-bond tool already, but did you know we'll have glitter glue and colored glue sticks available for purchase as well. If you haven't seen this amazing cordless glue gun in action, be sure to check out this video!


Now the perfect companion product to the i-bond are the Roly Rosies and we have new styles, colors and even FABRIC ones for you this release. The patterns and colors are perfect. You will love the neutrals with dictionary prints and more, perfect for coloring to match your projects!




And you asked for more bling for your i-rocks and we listened!! We have them in all sorts of shapes and sizes. We've even added RED to our most popular compact and a fun tray to help put all those little stones back in the jars.




Win it Before you Buy it!! 
Okay are you jumping up and down with excitement yet?? Now would you like to win some of this yummy new product. REGISTER for our new 2011 E-Newsletter before February 1st and we'll pick a winner for one of each of the items we listed above!! If you're already registered, then leave a comment here letting us know which collection or product is your favorite!

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CHA Sneak Peek: Berrylicious, Little Cutie and Happy Camper

We are so excited to show you our three newest collections being released at CHA this weekend. We're going to show you the yummy papers and a small sampling of the embellishments. But you can view the entire collections on our website under each collection logo. But wait...we love to give away freebies...keep scrolling down!
You’ve never tasted anything so delicious! — Juicy berry stickers, sun kissed papers, and sweet cherry stamps.  Go ahead… take a bite!
The colors for these succulent, double-sided papers came straight from the fruit basket—juicy orange, red ripe cherry and green apple. It’s sunshine on a page! 









You’ve never tasted anything so delicious! — Juicy berry stickers, sun kissed papers, and sweet cherry stamps.  Go ahead… take a bite!
 



View our online gallery for more ideas using this fun collection. And make a note on your calendars, our Berrylicious launch party begins February 21st. We will load you up with tons of inspiration and giveaways that week.


Oh they’re just precious! The softest little pink flowers for your baby girl—and a sailboat and fuzzy teddy for your handsome little guy. This collection is simply huggable!


 
These loveable double-sided papers are as cuddly as a flannel blanket! Go ahead and wrap your next project in a little love!









View our online gallery for more ideas using this fun collection. And make a note on your calendars, our Little Cutie's launch party begins April 11th. We will load you up with tons of inspiration and giveaways that week. 
Come on! Pack your thermal jammies and grab your fishing pole. There’s a whole new world out here you just gotta see! Canvas stickers—storytelling stickers and the cutest little bear in the forest!
 
Ahh…. I’m getting that fresh air feeling just looking at ‘em. 6 new nature paper designs—all beautiful, double sided and rugged as the great outdoors!











View our online gallery for more ideas using this fun collection. And make a note on your calendars, our Happy Camper's launch party begins May 9th. We will load you up with tons of inspiration and giveaways that week. 

Win it Before you Buy it!! 
Okay are you jumping up and down with excitement yet?? Now would you like to win some of this yummy new product.  Tell your FRIENDS about this post; you can email the link, facebook it, tweet it, blog about it...just come back and leave a comment and/or link to what you did. You could win one of these fun new collections! 

Join us tomorrow for another product reveal you won't want to miss and a BIG announcement on Friday!

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Design Team Introduction Winners!

Thank you to all our wonderful friends who joined us in welcoming the 2011 Design Team and learning a little more about each of our talented team members.
And to help celebrate our new team we have selected one winner from every '10 Things About Me' post to take home a wonderful prize pack of Imaginisce goodness!

Congratulations to our lucky winners!


10 Things You Didn't Know About Lori Allred
Winner:

10 Things You Didn't Know About Courtney Lee
Winner:

10 Things You Didn't Know About Liz Qualman
Winner:

10 Things You Didn't Know About Keely Yowler
Winner:


10 Things You Didn't Know About Erin Bassett
Winner:

10 Things You Didn't Know About Lydia Jackson
Winner:

10 Things You Didn't Know About Aphra Bolyer
Winner:

10 Things You Didn't Know About Beth Moore
Winner:

10 Things You Didn't Know About Cari Locken
Winner:

10 Things You Didn't Know About Amy Coose
Winner:

10 Things You Didn't Know About Cristal 'Pinky' Hobbs
Winner:

10 Things You Didn't Know About Rhonda Van Ginkel
Winner:

10 Things You Didn't Know About Robyn Schaub
Winner:
  10 Things You Didn't Know About Heather Leopard
Winner:
10 Things You Didn't Know About Kim Holmes
Winner:

10 Things You Didn't Know About Michelle Unruh
Winner:

 

10 Things You Didn't Know About Shemaine Smith
Winner:
10 Things You Didn't Know About Marielle LeBlanc
Winner:

10 Things You Didn't Know About Samantha Hauzer
Winner:


10 Things You Didn't Know About Tracey Taylor
Winner:

10 Things You Didn't Know About Penny Smith
Winner:
 

10 Things You Didn't Know About Sophia Allison
Winner:

10 Things You Didn't Know About Melinda Spinks
Winner:





How to Claim Your Prize Package:
Please email us your shipping information no later than midnight Wednesday, 2nd February 2011 and put '10 Things About DT Prize Pack' in the Subject Line.
We will get your prize package out to you as soon as we can. Congratulations!!

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10 Things You Didn't Know About Melinda Spinks


We interrupt this post for a "Special Announcement" - We are so excited about this... Melinda has graciously accepted the position of our new Design Team Coordinator for Imaginisce. Although I have LOVED filling that role this past year, I have been asked to focus on many other new projects for the company, but I will continue to oversee all the Social Marketing for Imaginisce. So we needed help! You will see me pop in once in a while, but this blog is officially Melinda's turf NOW. Help me in congratulating her today!! - Lori

Sneak Peek into a different side of Me!
    One... I have been scrapping for almost 2 years, however I think I was destined to be part of this industry from when I was small and used to cut out articles from newspapers of my favorite football team and make them all pretty in a scrapbook. I then left school when I had just turned 17 to take up an apprenticeship in the printing industry where my job was to cut and paste the newspaper! I’m a whiz with a scalpel and a ruler… No paper trimmer in this house!

    Two... I learnt the piano for 17 years and barely play a note these days. I used to play at weddings, parties, restaurants etc. We’ve been without a piano in the house for such a long time although I do have one on the way so hopefully I will be able to teach my children to play and re-learn to play myself.

    Three... Before the farmer (my husband) and I were married we backpacked together for three years around Africa, the Middle East and Europe. We based ourselves in London, worked a bit and traveled a lot! The farmer proposed over a picnic supper in Hyde Park just before we flew home.

    Four... I can drive any vehicle on the farm, I’m pretty handy on a tractor, front end loader, truck, quad bike, you name it… I’ve driven it, except for the new header, that’s the farmer’s baby and I doubt I will ever be taught how to drive it! My 11 year old daughter even drives herself to school in her own little car as the local school is located on our farm and has a total of 23 students.



    Five... I don’t drink tea or coffee, hate it, hate the smell, and hate the taste! Like a lot of scrappers, I’m a Coke Zero junkie and love to start the day with an icy cold can of Zero. I also get really cross if the farmer takes the last can out of the fridge and doesn’t replace it. Grrrrr!

    Six... I suffer from Coulrophobia - the fear of clowns. I’ve been terrified of them for as long as I can remember however there was never an incident in my childhood that led me to this problem (that I’m aware of). I even hate mascots that are dressed up in larger than life outfits of animals etc. My poor kids will never be taken to the circus by their mother! Ever!!! I was give a porcelain clown once and had to lock it in a cupboard, and to this day I swear I could hear it move every now and again!

    Seven...
    1. I love to garden and try to always have freshly picked flowers in the house. Roses are my all time favorite and I have over 50 different varieties. I’ve even started to use them in the background for my scrapping photos. We also produce allot of our own food through a veggie patch, fruit trees and hand raised lamb and beef.

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    Eight... When I was young I adored the Bay City Rollers and used to wear the tartan pants complete with braces and badges. I was such a bogan. I then graduated to Freddie Mercury and Queen and have remained faithful to this day! There is nothing better than a very loud rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody to help with the vacuuming.

         Nine... I’m a passionate Aussie Rules football fan… Go Tigers! I love nothing better than to sit down on a Friday night during winter and watch/listen to the football whilst I scrap. I even converted the farmer from his team to mine the day we were married as his wedding present was a membership to my team! LOL!

    Ten... I really enjoy Harry Potter, have read the books numerous times and have watched the movies more times than I care to remember. I don’t get to watch allot of television as the farm keeps us busy, however, a good Harry Potter movie never goes astray. Otherwise I don’t mind the Amazing Race, Masterchef , NCIS and most types of sport!

    To be a returning member of the 2011 Imaginisce Design Team is a priviledge beyond belief and I'm delighted to be working alongside a group of talented and enthusiastic designers.
    Thank you Imaginisce!
    I've popped a couple of my favourite projects from 2010 on to my blog and would love for you to stop by and see where it all began HERE.

    Leave a comment on both Melinda's blog and the Imaginisce blog and you could be selected to win!!

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    10 Things you didn't know about Sophia Allison

    A BIG hello to you all from a hot and humid Durban, South Africa...


    To say I am thrilled to be on this awesome team is an understatement, still feels like a dream, PLEASE don't wake me up just yet...?


    #1 ~ Am totally obsessed with the colour {PINK} and all things bling, really don’t know why, must just be a normal “Girl” thing.

    #2 ~ I cannot go a week without getting my Grey’s Anatomy or Private Practice fix…like an addiction of sorts, must be that Mc Dreamy or could it be Mc Steamy, who cares they are are both equally delicious…?

    #3 ~ I love anything pasta orientated, I think I should have been born Italian and not Mauritian.

    #4 ~ I love to listen to music, when a song comes on that I really like, I turn it up load and sing along to it. I also love to scrap with music playing in the background, it seems to soothe me and and gets my creative juices flowing. 

    #5 ~ Spa treatments are my best form of indulgence, it is my way of saying thank you to my body for all that I put it through.

    #6 ~ I lost 19kgs (41.8lbs) in 2010, it was my goal I set for myself in Jan. I just had had enough of what I looked or felt like, so I promised myself to improve on it. It took me a whole 8 months, but I am maintaining very well…so BIG up to me!

    #7 ~ My fav drinks varies from Iced Coffees to Strawberry Daiquiris (the ones they make with real strawberries and which give you a kick once you have had too many of them)...

    #8 ~ I find myself wearing jeans, whenever I have the chance. It must be the way it makes me feel comfortable about just being myself. It has so many endless possibilities, as you can dress it up or down depending on your mood. Has a lot in common with my personality, as I am a relaxed and easy going type of person. This is one item of clothing that will never date in my wardrobe.
    #9 ~ I live in a country where the BIG 5 roam around, no silly, not in my backyard or on the streets (the elephant is my fav one of all). Nelson Mandela was one of our Iconic Presidents. We also got to host the World Cup Soccer in 2010...and what an amazing event it was to see the whole world come together as one, something that will live in my heart forever.

    #10 ~ I was destined to be creative from a young age. Both my parents have a creative gene of some sort in them. I was always creating scrapbooks with my diaries sticking photos and souvenirs in them. I also loved making my own cards. Go figure that Scrapbooking and I had to cross paths along the way…(I feel sorry for my poor husband's credit cards).


    Thought I would share a photo of my sweet family...

    I would love it if you’d stop by my blog and check out why I was selected to be part of the Design Team for Imaginisce. I’d also love it if you would follow me on my blog and come back to the Imaginisce blog often to see what we’re working on.

    My Blog: Sophia's World 




    Leave a comment on both Sophia's blog and the Imaginisce blog and you could be selected to win!!

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    Imaginisce CHA Winter 2011 Sneak Peek (and giveaway)

    Welcome to the CHA Winter 2011 Sneak Peek for all our awesome FANS!!We are so excited to give you the opportunity to Win it before you Buy it, so be sure to scroll to the end to find out HOW!!
     
    Now let me introduce you to the collections being released this Winter/Spring by Imaginisce.
     
    Happy Camper Collection
    (available May 2011)
    Project created with the Happy Campers Collection. Visit our Gallery for more Happy Camper inspiration.
    Little Cutie Collection
    (ships April 2011)
    Projects created using the new Little Cutie Collection
    Berrylicious Collection
    (ships February 2011)
    Project created using Berrylicious Collection
    Animal Crackers Collection
    (shipping now)
    Project using Animal Crackers Collection
    Garden Party Collection
    (shipping now)
    Project created with Garden Party Collection
     
    And just in case you missed it, we've recently release TWO new TOOLS to our tool category: 
    Check these out!!
     
    i-bond Cordless Glue Gun
    The new i-bond is the perfect crafting tool for all sorts of projects. We especially like them with our new Roly Rosies and Pop-up Posies
    - Cordless
    - Uses 4 AA Batteries
    - Lighted Nozzle for Easy Application
    - Ergonomic Design
    - Uses Standard Mini Glue Sticks
    - Comes with 3 Glue Sticks
    MSRP $15.99
    Available NOW!!
     
     
    d-stress Creative Paper Edger
     
    The new d-stress is a handheld sanding tool that is perfect for paper and wood projects alike. The tips are the right size for fitting in those small spaces on chipboard alphabets and so much more! You can also engrave with this new tool!
     
    - Cordless
    - Uses 2 AA Batteries
    - Comes with 3 different crafting tips
    - Portable
    - Ergonomic Design
     
    MSRP $15.99
    Shipping THIS WEEK!!
    We're not done either...check out our newest Roly Rosies (a must have): 
     And MORE for our i-rock program too....you asked for these!!
    Win it Before you Buy it!! 
    Okay are you jumping up and down with excitement yet?? Now would you like to win some of this yummy new product. REGISTER for our new 2011 E-Newsletter before February 1st and we'll pick a winner for each collection and/or tool and post it back on our twopeasinabucket.com blog!! If you're already registered, then leave a comment here letting us know which collection or product is your favorite!

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    10 things you didn't know about Penny Smith

    I am thrilled to be designing for Imaginisce another year! What I have learned in the last year, is that this is a FABULOUS company with some REALLY fabulous people! They make awesome products, but the people behind them are more-so! Thank you Imaginisce, for having me another year!

    (Warning: I am VERY visual, so ya get LOTS of pictures! :) )


    #1 When I was a kid I wanted to be a ballerina or a dolphin trainer. I got to do one of them! The other makes me LOL! (Photo from a recent vacation when I went to visit “the boys”!)#2 I am adopted, and we adopted a daughter. It was one way to guarantee a girl (I have two boys "biologically"), and at least I could relate. We adopted from Ukraine. She is a handful, and a princess, and a blessing!
    #3 I LOVE sushi! I always say if we win the lottery, we would hire a full time sushi chef. (I don't think I'm kidding! But all I can think of is that coffee creamer commercial with the barista living in the house! LOL!)
    #4 I was a band chick. NOT a groupie! I despised groupies! I was a cool band chick that “got” the music. {snort!} I was SO cool in my own mind! BUT I did get to meet LOTS of cool bands from the 80's and 90's (Van Halen, Firehouse, Slaughter, Warrant, Candlebox, White Lion, Skid Row... I'm getting old. I can't remember them all!) because I worked at a bar while in college where the bands would come after concerts in town.
    I married a long haired bass player that still plays in bands on weekends.
    (and I have known him since I was 16 years old!)
    #5 I am over 40 years old (that should have it's own line. I can't believe I am admitting that freely!) and I LOVE the “young adult” series “Twilight”. I vowed NEVER to watch those “silly” vampire movies. Well, Twilight was on Showtime for free, I watched, and then proceeded to read all four 600+ page books in a WEEK! I was a shut in! This was when New Moon was about to leave the theaters. I was late to the game! :) TEAM EDWARD BABY! (Oh, and his song “Let Me Sign” MELTS me!! The man SINGS and plays piano and guitar!! Oh Nelly!)
    #6 (Related to #1) My heart is in Santa Cruz CA... or anywhere in the area of. I was born in Lake Forest IL, and have lived in WI, NC, and grew up in Iowa, but when I moved to CA, love is the ONLY thing that could have pulled me out of Cali! I love the climate of north central CA, the ocean, the culture... if I could, I would move tomorrow!
    #7 I don't drink coffee, and rarely drink soda but I would sell my chihuahua for a chai tea latte. Serious addiction issue.
    #8 (Speaking of my chihuahua) I have three dogs and 1 cat (and a bird) and I would have about 10 more if my husband would let me. I can not imagine a home without pets. Isn't going to happen. (I use to be a Registered Veterinary Technician that specialized in Emergency medicine. Explains a little. :) )
    This is Jetsetta Bling. She sits with me when I crop at home and occasionally at the store. She is VERY well behaved, and is trained to stay on her blanket on the crop table! :)
    #9 I would LOVE to be a CNM (Certified nurse Midwife). I actually went back to college AGAIN and had all my prerequisites to go to nursing school, but decided I wouldn't fare well with all the politics. (I was a Doula for awhile, so I experienced it!)Plus, I am recovering from being boldly opinionated. BUT, well behaved women rarely make history, so who knows! (This is my second son who was a 10#3oz. waterbirth!)
    #10 I have ALWAYS loved art! In high school (after it was clear the ballerina thing wasn't going to happen {snort again!}, I wanted to be an artist. My father was happy to point out (most) artists are poor. Find another career. :( I use to draw pictures and titles of the subjects of my photo albums and add them to the sticky pages of those books. (AAAHHHHH! Sticky page albums!) It was my destiny to be a scrapbooker/designer someday!

    Wanna see more? Come visit me on my blog! I LOVE visitors!

    Leave a comment on both Penny's blog and the Imaginisce blog and you could be selected to win!!

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    10 Things You Didn't Know About Tracey Taylor


    1.   My husband and I designed and contracted ourselves the building of our house.  I remember gyprocking a wall after work one night, without the proper tools and little daylight, so it would be ready for the insulation guys the next morning.  What an amazing learning experience the whole process was... on many levels.

    2.  I have never coloured my hair though the older I get the more appealing it seems.

    3.  My favourite movie of all time is Dirty Dancing.  I still wish I could dance whenever I watch it.
     
    4.  I'm not a huge fan of chocolate unless it is cooked in something like brownies or cookies.  I can't remember the last time I ate a whole chocolate bar. 


    5.  I love to cook.  In fact, cooking is as much of a hobby for me as scrapbooking.  When we built our house it HAD to have a cold room so I had a place to store all my pickles and preserves. 

    6.  Is there an opposite to the term "movie buff"?  If there is, than it would describe me. There is no real reason or conscious decision to be this way and  I always enjoy a movie when I take the time to watch one.  There just seem to be so many other things to do that TV and movies get forgotten.  Did I mention I'm not really into popcorn?  Maybe that's part of it!

    7.  Just so you all don't think I'm completely backwards with the whole chocolate and popcorn thing, I LOVE sweets.  We have dessert of some kind with every meal.  See number five.  I am always baking!

    8.  I just realized this month that my snowsuit is about 20 years old and 4 inches too short. How and when did that happen? 

    9.  I absolutely LOVE the smell of line-dried sheets.  I wish there was some way I could bottle that smell!
    Photo from e-how.com.



    And finally,



    the secret of all secrets....




    10.  I always said I would NEVER scrapbook.  Something about cutting apart my photos just seemed so wrong and foreign to me.  I am really happy to admit I was wrong.  I even cut apart the odd photograph now and again, but that's really only because everything is digital now so I can print a new one if ever I want to.  So I guess that means I'm still not as rebellious as all that!


    I could not be more thrilled to have the opportunity to work for this wonderful company and along side such a talented group of ladies.  I have also updated my blog today with my submission pieces so you check out why I was selected to be part of the Design Team for Imaginisce.
    Please come back to the Imaginisce blog often to see what we’re working on.  There is always something fun and inspirational going on around here.

    My Blog:  Tailored Pages

    Leave a comment on both Tracey's blog and the Imaginisce blog and you could be selected to win!!

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    10 Things You Didn't Know About Samantha Hauzer


    #1 I am a sucker (hehe) for anything to do with vampires! I was obsessed with Twilight, then I discovered True Blood, and now my latest vampire obsession is the Vampire Diaries. I just can't get enough!


    #2 I never liked craft as a kid. My mum is a craftaholic, and would always try to get me interested, but nope, it just wasn't for me. I did used to like collecting stickers though, and I loved drawing and writing stories. Once I had my kids, I used to make little books out of coloured card, with photos and stories about the things we did...and then I discovered scrapbooking and it was like...ah-ha! Now not a day goes by that I don't do something crafty!

    #3 I honestly can't live without chocolate. I've tried...but for me, it's an essential food group. In fact chocolate and Pepsi Max are what keeps me going on those late night/early morning scrapathons.


    #4 My favourite colour is pink.

    #5 I am a huge animal lover. Growing up, I always wanted to be a vet, but the fact that I freak out at the sight of blood, or anything nasty really ruled that out. For the last 4 or 5 years I've fostered so many animals that I've lost count, mainly dogs, but also small ones such as guinea pigs, birds and even mice. I'm planning to start fostering wildlife soon, and I can't wait for that :)


    #6 I love to cook!

    #7 I love rainy days, especially if I don't have to go anywhere.

    #8 In the car is really the only place I listen to music. And it has to be LOUD. At home, I tend to put on my fave dvd's for background noise, even if I'm not really watching them!

    #9 I drink loads of tea and coffee. As soon as my eyes are open in the morning, I've got the kettle on to make a cup of tea. Followed by a coffee.

    #10 I am a night owl. No doubt about it. I love staying up til 1 or 2am, but unfortunately I always pay for it when I have to drag myself out of bed at 6.30 the next morning. But then I just go and do it again the next night. (Maybe that's why I need the chocolate and Pepsi Max to keep me going?)


    If you read through all that - thanks! I hope you feel like you know me a bit better now :) I am thrilled to be back on the Imaginisce Design Team for another year, I can't wait to share all my creations with you all. If you'd like to pop by my blog, you'll see a few of my all time favourite Imaginisce creations.

    Leave a comment on both Sam's blog and the Imaginisce blog and you could be selected to win!!

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    10 things you didn't know about Marielle LeBlanc

    Let me start by saying how happy I am to be part of this awesome team , I am really honored !!! When I tried  to explain to my husband why this was such a big deal , I used terms he could understand....I said "it's like if someone drafted you to play hockey  for the NHL" (without the pay of course !!) ...he got it !!! :)

    #1- I am a French Canadian (I'm sure you had all guessed that with a name like "Marielle") but I grew up in a bilingual small town, so I have always been pretty comfortable with speaking French and English.

    #2-When I turned the big "40" my husband got me a rocking chair !! Not because he thought I was an "old lady" but because I was 7 months pregnant with my youngest !!!  I sure used that chair A LOT!! Still do !

    #3-I have a bit of an addiction to Diet Coke and Starbucks coffee.
    I usually order a Grande skinny vanilla
    latte.  Mm...one would be great right
                                                    now!!!
    #4- I love to cook and  if  I wasn't a nurse, I would love to own and run a B&B  (I'd have a linen service take care of the laundry...I hate doing laundry !!)

    #5- I don't watch a lot of TV, but my must see TV shows are : "How I Met Your Mother"  , "The Big Bang Theory"(that Sheldon cracks me up !!!) and "Two and a Half  Men".

    #6-I love the color TURQUOISE and someday when I finish my scrap room  I want at least one wall painted in this girlie color !!!

     #7- I love playing with LEGO'S !! and I just finished this pizzeria with my son and I love watching cartoons and kids movies (I'm a big kid at heart :) )


    # I love candy - Jelly Bellies and Lindt white chocolate are my favorites.

    #9- I was kind of a geek in school .

    #10-My first job was working as a sales girl at my mom's wool store,
            I also thought knitting ....(yah see.... a geek) !!!

    Thanks so much for spending time here today on the Imaginisce blog, I'd love it if you came to visit and followed  my blog -Le Scrap de Marilou  and see why I was chosen to be on this design team (I'm still pinching myself ,thank you Imaginisce !!!)
    Cheers.
    Marielle

    Leave a comment on both Marielle's blog and the Imaginisce blog and you could be selected to win!!

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    Animal Crackers Release Party WINNERS




    Thank you to all our wonderful friends who joined us in celebrating the release of Animal Crackers and for all your lovely comments about this exciting new collection and the inspiration you gained from our design team projects.

    Congratulations to our lucky winners!

    Release Party Day 1 Winner
    Prize: Entire Animal Cracker Pack and i-rock tool

    Release Party Day 2 Winner
    Prize: Entire Animal Cracker Pack and D-stress tool
    Release Party Day 3 Winner
    Prize: Entire Animal Cracker Pack and i-bond Cordless Glue Gun

    Release Party Day 4 Winner
    Prize: Entire Animal Cracker Pack and i-top Tool
    How to Claim Your Prize Package: 
    Please email us your shipping information and put which day/prize you won in the Subject Line. We will get your prize package out to you as soon as we can. Congrats!!

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    10 things you didn't know about Shemaine Smith

    I'm really honored to have been asked back for another year along with my fellow designers from the 2010 team. Designing for Imaginisce has been one of my best life experiences yet!


    1. I'm a crime drama junkie. My favorite show is Criminal Minds and I never miss an episode thanks to my husband introducing me to Tivo when we were dating.I really miss JJ this season...just putting that out there. I can't channel surf without stopping at Ch 285 ID. I am truly facinated by forensics and it's amazing what you can learn from these shows about the importance of DNA and solving crimes.


    2. I'm a bargain shopper. I love a good deal so when it comes to shopping I am the bargain hunter in the family. As far as scrapbooking is concerned, if it's over $10 I won't buy it without using a coupon. I save all my receipts in case I end up not using something I've purchased and will return it to avoid hording supplies I will never use.

    3. My husband and I were married in Kauai in the spot this photo was taken at sunset. It was the first place he ever took me away to and I fell in love with the island. On our first trip they were filming Ben Stiller and Robert Downey Jr's Tropic Thunder and there was am article in the local paper looking for extras. It was pretty funny because on our third trip together we were parking at Ke'e beach and Robert Downey Jr pulled up in an Escalade and asked us if we were leaving because parking can be tough at the popular snorkel cove. He and his wife ended up sitting near us on the beach that day and were very nice. We plan on renewing our vows on our 10 year anniversary with our children and family.


    4. I love to go to the movies. I love getting to the theatre early so I can pick out my seat. The previews are my favorite part of the experience. Often I go all by myself because I'm a good wife and would never make my hubby sit thru a chick flick. I really don't mind going alone because time to myself is pretty rare.

    5. In addition to my love of movies, I love John Wayne films. I grew up watching them with my mom and she was always watching them on TV. I can't tell you why but there is just something about his acting that draws me in. I am looking forward to checking out the remake. While no one can upstage the Duke, it has gotten great reviews.

    6. I have a secret crush on Jimmy Fallon. Maybe it's because he's totally goofy or maybe it's his beautiful dark hair I dunno...but I just swoon every time I see him. My most favorite thing he's ever done is his SNL Barry Gibb Talk show skit with Justin Timeberlake.




    7. I converted our dining room into my studio. The black border and wall decor I did myself with my Cricut Expression and vinyl.


    8. I am a cancer survivor. In 2004 I was diagnosed with a rare form of pediatric bone cancer called Ewings Sarcoma except in my case it was found in the soft tissue of my upper left arm. I was very fortunate that I did not have to have chemo or radiation. But still it was really scary to be told that I may lose my arm to which I replied "well at least I am right handed" I think my attitude had a lot to do with my recovery. I'll explain that more in #9. I am recovered and have a nice big scar so when people ask me about it I tell them I was surfing in Hawaii and was attacked by a shark and lived...you should see the look on their face.

    #9. I have always known I was going to have a daughter. I can't tell you how I just knew. That's why when I was diagnosed with cancer I told my Dr. that we had to figure out how we were going to get thru it with me still being able to have the daughter I was meant to have. She was born 3 years later.  I also have a 13 year old son who also enjoys me scrapping his photos just don't tell his friends he admitted that.

    #10 I looooove Diet Dr. Pepper! It's the one thing we must have in the house at all times. I'm really good about limiting myself to one a day although on a deadline I've been known to drink 3 in one evening.

    I'm looking forward to 2011 and getting to know the new team better. Imaginisce has some amazing products in store for this year and we can't wait to bring you lots of inspiration for our collections.

    Stop by my blog Scraptastic Designs

    Leave a comment on both Shemaine's blog and the Imaginisce blog and you could be selected to win!!

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    10 Things You Didn't Know About Michelle Unruh

    What an honor it is to asked to be a part of such a great design team. I have to say, I am still in shock, excited and floating on cloud 9! This is going to be a fantastic year!!! Let me share a few things you may not know...

    1. I do not like/drink coffee. I have never acquired a taste for it. While most everyone has their coffee in the morning, I have a can of Coke. That is not to say, I don't like how coffee smells. LOVE going in the coffee isle at the grocery store.

    2. My kids are all almost 10 years apart. Crazy, huh?! No, it wasn't planned that way. It just is how it happened.

    3. I really dislike winter. I do not like the ice, the sub-zero temps. I would love it if our winter season were shorter and the other three were longer.

    4. I went to school for law (paralegal). I traded that in to be a mom. I also work for a tax office during the tax season, making meals for the 18 or so that work there. My kitchen will shortly start looking like an episode of one of the FoodNetwork cook-offs.

    5. I am not a TV person. There really isn't anything that I have to watch. With that being said, I do like the Netflix Instant streaming. Once in a while, my daughter and I like watching the old episodes of Dick Van Dyke. I also love a good movie every now and then.

    6. I do not own an iPod. I think I am about the only person who doesn't. I am kind of old-fashioned in the sense, I love the stereo/radio still. I love cranking it when I am cleaning the house.

    7. I love walking the Mall of America. I have been going out there since it opened, and never tire of it. It is the only place big enough to walk on these cold winter days.

    8. I am a night owl. I can stay up late and still get up early. It is the only time that I get some time to myself and am able to enjoy some peace and quiet.

    9. I LOVE the outdoors, the North Shore along Lake Superior specifically. I have been going up there for 20 years and never tire of it. It is so peaceful and beautiful. I love the lake, the falls, the lighthouses.

    10. I love to travel. I would love to be able to see every state in the union. I have only been to seven so far.. I better get busy!!!

    I am so very honored and super excited to be a part of this wonderful company!!! Please feel free to stop over at my blog and see a few of my projects and why I love Imaginisce! Thank you for spending a little time with me today.

    Please, I'd also love it if you would become a follower of my blog and visit the Imaginisce blog to see what we are creating.

    My blog: http://www.momma-paparazzi.blogspot.com

    Leave a comment on both Michelle's blog and the Imaginisce blog and you could be selected to win!!

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    Release Party - Animal Crackers Day 4...last day! (tutorials & videos)

    We had a few more great projects to share this week with our release party. But we've had a blast and we are excited to announce all our winners...tomorrow. Today is the last official day and then tomorrow we'll be back to featuring our Design Team girls for 2011 (with chances to win twice each day). If you want to see if you were a winner this past week, come back tomorrow sometime and L@@K for the winners announcement.

    Now I'm excited to share these few projects with you....


    Festive Office Paper Clip Tutorial
    by Sophia Allison

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    Supplies: 1½ inch circle punch / Brown Ink Chalk / Large Paper Clips / d-stress Tool / i-bond Tool

    Punch the circles out of chipboard, then cover the chipboard with Animal Crackers paper scraps.
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    Once glue has dried, cut your circle out, then chalk the edges.

    Adhere your little cut-out animal embellishments onto the circles. Then use your D-stress tool to d-stress the edges around the circle to give it a slight vintage look.
    We are now onto our final step. Using the I-bond add a little clue onto the top of your paper clip and adhere your embellished chipboard circle onto it…


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    VOILA, your cute little Office clips are done…enjoy!


    Popcorn Treat Cones
    by Pinky Hobbs
    Pinky create a fun video of how she create these cute cones and posted it on her blog. But it doesn't stop there. Our local designer Tya Smith loved Pinky's project so much, she featured it on her segment yesterday on Good Things Utah (video below). Be sure to watch both, they both have great tips!!


    Circus Train
    by Rhonda VanGinkel

    I couldn't resist showing off this darling train that Rhonda created. She said she gave her d-stress tool a total workout sanding all the edges of the train, but loved how easy it made the job. A big shout out goes to our friends at Kaiser Crafts for creating such a fun wood train in the first place...love it!



    We're sad to say that we're finished, but be sure to check our online gallery often to see if new projects have been uploaded!
    Today we are giving one lucky follower the chance to take home:
    - The Entire Animal Cracker Collection
    plus
    - The popular i-top Tool w/ some fun accessories!!

    To be entered to win, just jump on over to Pinky's blog and leave her some love after watching her video on how she created her treat cones. Come back and let us know you visited her blog. For additional chances to win, be sure to visit Sophia's blog and Rhonda's blog and make sure you're following them.

    Winners for the entire week will be announced on Friday!

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    Release Party - Animal Crackers Day 3


    Welcome to Day 3 of our Animal Crackers Release Party!
    Have we got some 'Fun and Games' for you today as our design team have been busy altering and creating some inspirational projects with all things 'party' in mind.
    So a big round of applause as we introduce...


    'Fun & Games Mini Album'
    by Tracey Taylor 

    'Movie Night Gift Set'
    by Beth Moore

    'Popcorn Cones'
    by Cristal "Pinky" Hobbs
    Stay tuned for tomorrow Pinky will share her video tutorial on these gorgeous popcorn cones.
     

    'Animal Cracker Bag Toppers'
    byAphra Bolyer


    'Animal Cracker Bingo'
    by Heather Leopard
     

    'Party Hat and Goodie Jar'
    by Shemaine Smith
     

    'Altered Peanut Tin & Gift Tag'
    by Marielle LeBlanc
     

    'Popcorn Mini Album'
    by Penny Smith
    To spy the entire mini album and all the gorgeous inside pages visit Penny's blog HERE.


    'Altered Candy Jars'
    by Michelle Unruh
     

    'Trinket Box Carousel'
     

    'Birthday Invitations'

    'Vacation Fun 6 x 12 layout'

    'Animal Cracker Paper Clips'
     Stay tuned for tomorrow Sophia will share her tutorial on these gorgeous paperclip toppers.

    'Altered Muffin Pan Magnet Holder'
     

    So who agrees that
    Animal Crackers is a whole lot of fun?

    And wouldn't it be fun to own your own collection before anyone else?
    Today we are giving one lucky follower the chance to take home:
    - The Entire Animal Cracker Collection
    plus
    -  The NEW i-bond Cordless Glue Gun

    All you have to do is tell your friends about todays release party by emailing the link, posting the link on facebook or twitter and then come back to tell us what you would make if you won todays prize!
     Winners for the entire week will be announced on Friday!
     
    Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for our final day of the Animal Cracker Release Party and your last chance to win one of the Animal Cracker Collections!

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    Release Party - Animal Crackers Day 2


    Grab Your Pop-Corn and,
    Enjoy the Fun Fair!

    Welcome back to Day 2 of our Animal Cracker Release Party and another day of fun and prizes!
    We hope you enjoyed yesterdays inspirational cards from our design team girls, and by all the lovely comments we recieved we think you're as excited about Animal Crackers as we are!
    Today we are taking you on a Fun Fair ride through some amazing layouts... so grab your popcorn and enjoy!

    'Little People Fun Fair'
    by Lydia Jackson
     

    'A Simple Wish'
     

    'Monkeying Around'

    'Step Right Up'

    'Detroit Zoo'
     

    'Play Time'

    'Fun and Games'
     

    'Ticket 2 Ride'

    'Koala Fun'
    by Samantha Hauzer


    'Some Thing Brewing'
    by Liz Qualman
     

    'Step Right Up'
    by Rhonda Van Ginkel
     

    'Monkeying Around'
    by Erin Bassett


    'Monkeying Around'
    by Lydia Jackson


    'Sweet Monkeying Around'
    by Heather Leopard


    'Lion Tamer'
    by Michelle Unruh
     

    'Girl's Weekend'

    'Family Fun'
    by Penny Smith

    'Fun In The Sun'

    'Ladies & Gentlemen'

    'Monkeying Around'
    by Sophia Allison

    'The Best Ever'
    by Amy Coose
     

    'Monkeying Around'
    by Beth Moore

    'Funny Face'

    'All Smiles'
    So are you inspired to use the new

    In keeping with our Fun Fair theme we are going to give away another prize to one lucky follower:
    - The Entire Animal Cracker Collection
    plus
    - The NEW d-stress tool!
    All you have to do is subscribe to our new e-newsletter
    And then come back to leave a comment telling us what you loved about today's layout inspiration from our wonderful design team!
     Winners for the entire week will be announced on Friday!

    Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for Day 3 of our Animal Cracker Release Party and another chance to win!

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    Release Party - Animals Crackers Collection Day 1


    Roll Up, Roll Up,
    The Animal Cracker Circus is in town!

    It's been a circus around the Imaginisce office trying to get everything ready for CHA and our new Winter release. And since the new Animal Crackers Collection started shipping this week we couldn't wait to start celebrating by giving you some BIG TOP inspiration. Oh and this collection is perfect for any type of party or family get together...not just the circus!

    'Circus Tent Card'
    by COURTNEY LEE


    'You Are Fabulous'

    'Happy Birthday'

    'Let's Get Together'

    'Movie Night'

    'Happy Birthday'

    'Life Is A Circus'


    'Movie Night'
    By SHEMAINE SMITH


     'Party! Party! Party!'
    by SHEMAINE SMITH


    'Happy Birthday'
    by KIM HOLMES

    'So Happy For You'

    'Happy Birthday'
      
    'Congratulations'
     

    'Life Is A Circus'
     
    Who loves the new

    Of course we couldn't have a release party without giving away presents so today we are going to give one lucky follower:
    - The entire Animal Cracker Collection
    plus
    - Today's most used tool!
    All you have to do is leave a comment telling us what you love most about the Animal Cracker products and which Imaginisce tool you think the design team have used the most on their gorgeous cards today!
     Winners for the entire week will be announced on Friday!

    Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for another day of design team inspiration using the Animal Cracker Collection and another chance to win!

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    10 Things You Didn't Know about Kim Holmes

    #1 - I have an obsession with Converse shoes along with my daughter -- between the two of us, we own and wear over 25 pairs.  Good thing we are the same size!


    #2 - My current color obsession is lime green - right now my bathroom is painted this color and I have 2 pairs of shoes, 2 coats and 2 coffee mugs in this shade.  Yummy!



    #3 -  I have been married for 24 years to a man who I have known since I was 2 years old.  He is 7 years older and was my  brother's best friend growing up.  I don't remember my life without him in it in some way, shape or form.  He has gone from being a pest, to being a babysitter, to being a crush, and is now the love of my life. 


    #4 - I am adopted, though I didn't find out until I was 18 years old.  Shocking, but pretty normal back in the day.

    #5 - Growing up I never wanted to have kids.  I despised babysitting and could never imagine wanting to have my own children.  I now have 7 kids, 5 of my own and 2 of my husbands that are just like my own. Add to that, 4 significant others and a granddaughter and there are a lot of them! 

    #6 - I suffer from anxiety and have finally learned how to keep it at bay --- scrapbooking!  Spending time creating is the best drug there is.
    #7 - I am a Krazy Coupon Lady!  I love this website and I spend over 5 hours a week clipping coupons, finding sales and planning my shopping trips.  Getting huge bargains on food and essentials is a total rush for me!


    #8 -  I am totally OCD -- I don't know how to do anything in moderation, it's all or nothing for me. But, don't confuse that with perfectionism, a perfectionist I'm not.  Just have to give it 100% every time or it's not worth it!

    #9 -I eat cold cereal every morning for breakfast, always have and always will!  My favorite - Special K with Strawberries!

    #10 - I am so blessed and lucky to be part of this Imaginisce Design Team!  Okay, so you probably knew that already, but I feel like I need to say it anyway!  This is one amazing company and team and I pinch myself daily because it is too good to be true!

    Please hop over to my blog,  The Holmes Crew for a few of my favorite Imaginisce projects from 2010 and check out my galleries and my other obsessions!  Have a great day!  Happy Scrapping!

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    10 Things You Didn't Know About Heather Leopard

    I am so EXCITED, HONORED, ELATED, over the moon HAPPY to be a part of the 2011 Imaginisce Design Team. I can't wait to see all of the FABULOUS creations our loyal followers create with these AMAZING products!  But first, let me tell you 10 little things about me...
    1. I married the love of my life (gag, right?) in 2002 in beautiful St. Lucia, West Indies. It was just the two of us. We got engaged there and we were married 3 days later. My day consisted of diving 100' feet underwater that morning and then a beautiful beach wedding that afternoon.

    2. When I married my hubby, I gained a wonderful step-son. We went on to have our first daughter in October 2003, 11 months after we wed. Five years later in 2008 we welcomed another sweet baby girl, who's not such a baby anymore...WAH! You will see quite a bit of them in 2011.

    3. I have a somewhat dry sense of humor so when you read my posts on my blog, it's meant to be humorous, not snide. Just imagine me with a little grin while you are reading what I have to say. This brings me to the next thing you may or may not know about me...

    4. My last name is pronounced in the simplest form - Leopard, like the cat. It's one of the coolest names - EVER! When you're telling all your scrappy friends to follow this AWESOME new design team member's blog, appropriately called The Spotted Leopard, you don't need to try to fancy it up like everyone else does. It's not LEE-O-pard, Leopold or Leonard. I just thought you should know.

    5. I love, LoVe, LOVE to Scuba Dive - wreck dives, deep dives, night dives, you name it, I'll do it. I've dove the Blue Hole twice where I went down 130' while nurse sharks circled us. I always take stupid silly self portraits like this one. My most amazing experience was a random encounter with 3 hammerhead sharks, one of which stuck around for an underwater stare-off.

    6. I'm loyal and can keep a secret! I expect the same in return. That probably goes hand in hand with the fact that I'm usually quite reserved, sweet and innocent until we get to know each other. After that, I reveal my other side.

    7. I am a huge and I mean H.U.G.E. huge Rob Thomas fan. I actually bent the truth in a BIG way to meet him but the payoff was AWESOME! He was quite proud of me for doing what I did and no, I won't put it in writing. ;) I'd show you the photo but I had been flying and wasn't looking my best. ;)


    8. My grandma, mom, daughter and I all have a birthmark in the same spot on the same leg. How cool is that? I wonder if it coorelates to the fact that we are the 1st borns, except grandma.
    9. I cook, the hubby cleans. It's only fair and actually it's the only way it'll get done because domestic goddess I am not. It works for us.

    10. Last but not least, I can twist my tongue into a clover, which according to Google, only a small percentage of people can do.

    So now that you know a little more about me, be sure to hop over to my blog to see some of my scrappy creations. Become a follower and leave a comment over there AND here on the Imaginisce blog for a chance to win a great prize! 

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    10 Things You Didn't Know About Robyn Schaub

    1. I'm an only child and an only grandchild. Oh yes, I have been spoiled my entire life. But I refused to let my own children be a "lonely only," so I was determined to have at least TWO kids. (And I do! Two girls, both just as spoiled as I was.)


    2. I love karaoke, and I don't care how bad I am at it. Secretly, I think I coulda been a contender on American Idol, but unfortunately, I was above the age limit when it started. But that doesn't stop me from watching it and picking apart all the contestants. (I think I'm meaner than Simon.)


    3. I used to be a Pampered Chef consultant, so I own every kitchen tool ever invented. Ironically, I rarely cook anything more than a Lean Cuisine or microwave chicken nuggets.


    4. My husband, Adam, and I got married on a cruise ship, and it developed into a bit of an addiction. By the end of March, we will have taken six cruises in the past eight years.


    5. I have two dogs that were rescued from the local pound: a smart and fiesty Jack Russell Terrier named Zoey and a lazy, sweet Labradoodle named Lilah. I'm trying to make up for their time in the pound by spoiling them shamelessly for the rest of their lives.

    6. My brain has a built-in Starbucks GPS -- I have an uncanny ability to guess where one might be even if I've never been to it before. My usual order is grande-nonfat-no whip-white-chocolate-mocha.




    7. I've played the piano since I was four years old, and my first job was as a teaching assistant at the piano studio where I took lessons. Now my 7-year-old is taking lessons, and I make her play duets with me.


    8. My hair is naturally curly, but you'd never know it because I have flat-ironed the life out of it for years now. Last fall, I started getting Brazilian Blowouts so that I wouldn't have to flat-iron and it has changed my life!

    9. I've had a lifelong dream to be on Wheel of Fortune. I've watched it since I was a kid, and now my husband and I watch it every night. We play against each other to see who can solve the puzzle first. And 95% of the time, I win.


    10. I have absolutely ZERO athletic ability. None. There's not a single sport I'm any good at -- unless you count shopping.



    I'd love it if you stopped by my blog -- today I'm featuring my favorite Imaginisce layouts -- and become a follower while you're there. We have some wonderful things in store for you this year, so stay tuned!

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    ~ 10 Things You Didn't Know About Rhonda ~

    Greetings and good morning to our happy and very dedicated blogger friends! 

    I am beyond excited to be a part of this amazingly talented Design Team for 2011!  I know that this year is going to be such a fantastic creative journey and we can't wait to share it with you!!!

    We decided that it would be so much fun to share some tidbits about ourselves so we can all get to know each other a little better.  

    Without further delay...  here are a few things you don't know about me:




    1.   I was born in California while my Father was enlisted in the Air Force.  My Mother loves to tease me that I only cost them all of $5, but that she's been paying for it ever since!  ha ha!!!  I am very patriotic.

    2.      We make our home in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, about 20 minutes from the Mall of America (Scrapfest central)!!!  You could put me at any store in that gigantic Mall and I would be able to tell you which side of the Mall I was on, and be able to find my way to Archiver's too.  (I'm just sayin'!)


    3.      I love Diet Coke!  Some people really are addicted to their morning coffee, well I need to have my Diet Coke.  My friends tease me about this addiction!

    4.     I am a self professed deal hound!  There is some kind of adrenaline rush that I get from knowing that I got the best value possible and did not waste our money on a purchase.  I'm an Analyst by profession, so I suppose this is just part of my nature and it can not be helped. 

    5.      You won't catch me watching a lot of television, but my three 'must see' programs if I can catch them are Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice and Brothers & Sisters.  They are truly a guilty pleasure.

    6.      My husband, Chuck and I dated for a little over 2 years in a long distance relationship, he lived in Iowa and I in Minnesota.  He proposed to me on the Imes Bridge in St. Charles, IA (Madison County) and it was one of the most romantic moments ever.  This is also one of my most favorite pictures that I've taken.

    7.      We have two very active and fun loving toddler boys, 3 years and 23 months.  Stay tuned closely to the Imaginisce blog and you will see lots of projects with them in it.  We also have two little Cavaliers that round out this house of ALL BOYS and me!  How did that happen?!!  I still don't really know! 


    8.      I focused on Radio/Television Mass Communications for 3 years in college.  When I discovered that in that field people moved frequently, I decided that was not the path for me and changed majors!

    9.      I have always loved paper!  When I was a young child I had my own name for construction paper, I  called it "destruction paper" and did not know why my Mom laughed so hard.

    10.  2009 was a transitional employment year for our family during the holidays. We were keeping our gift giving focused on our children and to an absolute minimum between ourselves.  Chuck insisted that I give him at least one thing he could get me for Christmas.  My one thing...  an I-Top.  I think that was a sign!

    Please consider this an invitation to pop on over to check out my blog:  http://snapwhiz.blogspot.com/!  I am so super excited and honored to be a part of this wonderful company and can not wait to begin our creative journey together!!! 

    Thank you so much for spending a few moments with me today!

    Leave a comment on both Rhonda's blog and the Imaginisce blog and you could be selected to win!!

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    ~10 Things You Didn't Know About Pinky~



    Good morning, Pinky here from beautiful Tennessee!

    Lori asked us to post a "10 things" post as she introduces the new Design Team~
    I am so honored and excited to be a part of the 2011 Imaginisce DT!!! I was privileged to work with Imaginisce in 2010 and it left me wanting even more. Imaginisce has blown me away with the incredible ideas and their amazing kindness, it's going to be a fantastic year!
    Here are 10 things you might not know about PINKY!

    #1 My favorite color is NOT pink! Shocking I know. 

    #2 I LOVE and I mean LOVE horror movies, I get all giddy with excitement and rush to see them, then I sit in the theater with my eyes covered because I hate gore~ hehe

    #3 I have had pink hair for over 8 years and NO ONE called me Pinky until
    started scrapbooking 3 years ago. I was at a crop and they started calling me Pinky and it stuck.

    #4 I collect all things Hello Kitty and my husband is the one who pushes

    me to do it, he is always coming home with something new for my collection.

    #5 I have 3 boys who adore PINK, even my 6'2 tough biker looking husband loves PINK, they all wear pink and are proud of it,it's adorable in my eyes?



    #6 I sew almost every single day, even if it is just a small hand stitch project. Sewing is the ultimate relaxation for me. Before I scrapbooked I ran a full time plus sized sewing biz.



    #7 I am completely addicted to glitter/glitter glue, I cannot help it I love them. I was banned from teaching any more classes with glitter at my local scrapbook store because my last class used 4 giant size bottles!! hahaha


    #8 I never even knew what scrapbooking was until I moved to Virginia in 2008, in fact I had never really heard of it before.

    #9 Even at 35 I still believe anything is possible and I can be/do anything I set my mind to, I guess hope really does spring eternal. My dream is to have my own paper line one day and teach crafting all over the world~

    #10 I feel bad when I don't blog everyday, I think it must be a compulsion now! LOL I love blogging and I wake up at 3am with new ideas for projects and scrapbook pages, and new blog topics. I think my destiny was to be a professional crafter! I feel perfectly at peace crafting.

    I also wanted to share on of my favorite Imaginisce projects of 2010...I have a few but this is one of my favorites! :)
    My Imaginisce Cocktail Ring *I even made a video tutorial for this*. I have a very active blog and would love for you to check it out, I love making new crafty friends, come by and say Hi~
    http://blueyecicle.blogspot.com/

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    10 things you didn't know about Amy Coose

    Hey everyone!  I am so thrilled to be a part of this team, although it still feels a bit surreal.  I am looking forward to a year of fun with such a talented team and such amazing products!  Here are a few things you don't know about me:

    1. I live in Virginia where my hubby grew up.  I am originally from Texas, and am a Texas girl through and through.  I even named my son, Austin, since we couldn't live there.  I miss it and my family every second of every day.  As much as I love Virginia, I am holding out hope that we'll actually move back home one day.


    2. I love coffee...I mean REALLY LOVE coffee.  It's my thing.  I drink it all day, and I'm not complete without a warm mug in my hand.  I like to drink it out of the big mugs, but I don't need anything fancy.  Folgers along with the powdered creamer (I don't like it sweet) is perfect for me!

    3. I can not control myself around jelly beans.  If there is a bag, no matter how big, I will eat them until there are no more.  I've made myself sick from eating too many, and have resorted to having my family members hide them from me so I won't go overboard.  Which causes many fights because I get mad when I know there are jelly beans in my house that I can't eat. :)

    4. I love Patrick Dempsey, and Grey's Anatomy.  I tape the show on my DVR so I don't have to watch commercials, but I must always have at least one show left to watch, or I won't watch it.  I am 3 shows behind as we speak, but I don't want to watch them because then the show is over sooner.


    5. I LOVE THE CAPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  We are a hockey family, my son plays and my hubby plays.  Our games are at 6 AM and we love every second of it.  My son actually has practice at 6-7 AM before he goes to school.  I won't miss a Washington Capitals game unless I am dead.


    6. I am very indecisive...couldn't make a decision if you paid me, LOL!!

    7. I have a "foot thing".  I don't like 'em at all.  I don't like to be barefoot, and don't like my kids to be barefoot, either.  I make them wear socks with their shoes all the time, and have been known to protest loudly when I've found my daughter's balled up in her backpack so she could wear her crocks without them.  They give me the heeby-jeebies.

    8.  I was a vocal major my first year in college.  I knew I wasn't good enough to be a professional singer, so I planned to teach music in elementary school.  When I realized that there was only 1 music teacher at each  school, I quickly changed my major to early childhood education.

    9. I am a super-emotional person.  I wear my heart on my sleeve every hour of every day.  I get my feelings hurt easily, and am very protective of my kids.  It's so hard for me to let my kids go, and I'm pretty sure they are going to have to live with me for the rest of their lives.

    10. I am truly married to my soulmate.  He is my life, and I love him more each and every day.  When his mom was pregnant and picking out names, if she had a girl she was going to name her Amy Claire, which is my name.  See, it was meant to be.


    I'd love it if you'd stop by and visit my blog, and I am looking forward to creating for such an amazing company this year.  Thanks for reading!

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    10 Things You Didn't Know About Cari Locken




    #1 I hate flying ... or anything to do with moving around in the air. I used to do it all the time when I was in University but in 1999 after my brother’s wedding, there was some really bad turbulence and well … my air motion sickness bag became quite full! (I know … gross!!)

    #2 When I was around 4 years old I decided that after watching my dad do this I figured I could too. I wanted to shave my face just like he did. I took his shaving razor and proceeded to shave … however being a novice I didn’t do that well and cut off a small piece on the side of my nose!


    #3 I have my Masters in Music (Piano Performance) … I started playing piano when I was 4 years old and loved it! There’s just something about my fingers moving across those black & white keys that calms my spirit.

    #4 I’ve always loved doing crafts & being creative. My mom taught me to knit and one summer I made myself 3 sweaters. I used to enjoy going to art stores with my dad when I was younger and looking at all the different colored pens and the various shades of paper. So it’s no wonder that I absolutely LOVE scrapbooking!

    #5 I hate making beds & putting away clean laundry ... I don’t mind taking the sheets off and doing the laundry but the thought of having to make the bed afterwards and put away all that laundry .. ugh!


    #6 I hate the smell of parmesan cheese (the stuff that you sprinkle on spahetti – can’t stand it. And yet, I don’t mind the fresh stuff and the taste doesn’t bother me … it’s just that other stuff that is so nasty smelling!

    #7 I don’t have a lot of patience … especially after I’ve spent an entire day cleaning the house and my kids come home promptly to mess it up! Seeing those crumbs on the floor drives me bonkers!

    #8 Pizza is my favorite food. It’s a family favorite too as we make homemade pizza every Friday night!


    #9 I love the color blue. Always have (but not so much royal blue – I like the softer, lighter shades). Turquoise (which to me is a shade of blue) is my ultimate favorite color right now! Love it!

    #10 I’ve had 3 c-sections. Finding out in the delivery room with my oldest child that I would require a cesarean was a bit disappointing and very scary. My other 2 children were delivered the same way.

    I would love it if you would stop by my blog and check out why I was selected to be part of the Design Team for Imaginisce. I’d also love it if you would follow me on my blog and come back to the Imaginisce blog often to see what we’re working on.


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    10 Things You Don't Know About Beth Moore

    #1.  I am a Diet Pepsi-Powered Papercrafter… well, to be honest, everything I do is pretty much powered by Diet Pepsi; it’s my second addiction after papercrafting.

    #2.  I’m well aware of the fact that behind my back, people sometimes refer to me as the “Crazy Cat Lady”. I don’t really get it though, because I think you have to own at least one cat in every color to truly be “crazy”. I only have seven cats and two of those are black. Don’t people know that matching cats really only count as one?

    #3.  I hate peas, peanut butter, bananas and every kind of bean (except green beans)... I think there may be something wrong with me because of that. I gag when I make my grandsons peanut butter sandwiches and I always ask if there are beans in the chili, despite the strange looks I get for asking.

    #4.  I have two big, fat, spoiled Boer Goats, who are often dirty (they love to roll in sand) and I (my daughters as well) have been known to accept kisses from them on the lips.  We also feed them animal crackers and wonder if that makes them cannibals. :-)

    #5.  I have a birthmark on the inside of my right arm, in the crease at the elbow. It is shaped like a heart. (It is very handy for telling my left from my right).

    #6.  I’ve trained my children to believe that cat hair is a condiment. In a house where even the dogs get cat hair on them, that is a must.

    #7.  When no one is home, I sometimes talk out loud to myself.  When my family is home, I do that too...only I pretend I am talking to one of the cats or dogs.

    #8.  My significant other is 14 years my junior. I am pretty sure he and I have heard every “Cougar” joke there is from our friends (who all happen to be my age)… but at the end of the night, it’s still ME that’s going home with the cute young guy… so who’s laughing now?! (wink).

    #9.  I provide daycare for my two three-year old grandsons. I have learned that the number of minutes that they are quietly playing is directly related to the number of minutes I'll spend cleaning up the mess - times 2.
     
    #10.  The one biggest lie I’ve told repeatedly in my life… “No, those are not MY dogs.” (When you have four of them, you have to tell that one A LOT!)

    That about wraps it up, but I’d love it if you would consider stopping by my blog to check out why I was selected to be part of the Design Team for Imaginisce. I’d also love it if you would follow me and come back to the Imaginisce blog to see what all of us are working on.

    My blog: Runs With Scraps


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    10 Things You Didn't Know About Aphra

    1. Even though I have a pretty thick Southern accent when I'm at home, I start to talk like the people I'm around when I travel.

    2. After making a "C" in penmanship in 5th grade, I imitated my friends' handwriting until I finally discovered my own style during my freshman year in college when a professor commented on my lovely cursive.


    3. My first job was at Chuck E. Cheese, where I had to dress up in the rat costume every Saturday for the kids' birthday parties. After a long, hot, sweaty day in the suit, I would growl at kids who pulled my tail.

    4. I was born on John Lennon's birthday, an entire five days after my due date. My mother swears that even though she chased the Beatles all the way to England, she was completely unaware that my due date was so close to her favorite pop star's birthday.

    5. Two things I cannot live without: Diet Coke and my I-Phone. Though I have discovered that is not always a good combination.

    6. My best friend and I placed second in a lip synch contest our sophomore year in high school, her as Olivia Newton John and me as John Travolta.

    7. I changed my major to Forestry my junior year of college so that I could go to school with my boyfriend. After we broke up, I switched right back to English.


    8. I love to sing karaoke even though I cannot carry a tune and got asked to ring the bells in the chilren's choir at church.

    9. My favorite outfit is a pair of blue jeans, my LSU hoodie, and my New Balance tennis shoes. Now if I could just convince my boss that it's appropriate attire for the office, I'll be all set.

    10. I got my first gray hair in graduate school at the age of 21 and now I am about 90% gray. However, I refuse to quit coloring and high lighting my hair until my youngest is at least in grade school.

    Visit My Blog: http://www.aphradeedesigns.blogspot.com

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    10 Things you didn't know about Lydia Jackson

    Let me start by saying that being a part of this team is an incredible dream. I have been giddy with excitement ever since the day I found out. I wish I had my reaction to Lori's email on video. Just imagine me jumping up and down rodeo style in front of my computer at 2am, trying not to let out a whoop whoop, because everyone else is asleep. Then waking my hubby by shaking him and squealling I made the team, I made the team. Anyways you get the picture. I'm really excited!!
    Now on to the ten things that you didn't know about me!!

    1. I am a cheese-aholic, I adore cheese in all it’s delicious forms. I love it so much that one year my Mom threw me an all cheese birthday party. Cheese dip, cheesecake, cheese and crackers, salad with cheese, cheese and fruit. It was a buffet of cheeses. My all time favorite is a soft French triple cream brie called Saint Andres.

    2. So I know this is a little odd, but…………I actually don’t like cake! I love to make cakes, but I don’t actually like to eat them.

    3. I’m not sure if I am the only one, but I LOVE the smell of books, old, new, paperback and hard cover. I find that particular smell, so comforting and soothing. It has long been a dream of mine to have a small library with nothing but books, a big comfy chair by a window and a reading lamp over head.

    4. My nemesis is laundry, oh how I dread that wicked pile of never ending unfolded clothes!!

    5. If I could I would live in my pajama’s, I love comfy jammies!! {most of mine are Christmassy}

    6. My favorite TV show is Myth busters {yah, I know I'm a geek}. I am a HUGE fan, these guys crack me up with all there hair brained schemes and tests. I love that they go big or go home and that they almost always blow something up. My favorite episode is when they build this enormous water slide to test a you tube myth. It looks like so much fun, I wanna try that.

    7. I play the summer sport of Softball and in the Winter I play dodge ball, that’s right I said dodge ball. It’s a blast and a wicked way to stay active.

    8. I know how to drive and operate a backhoe.

    9. In high school I was voted most likely to hit on a teacher!! LOL!

    10. I am a night owl!! I have a hard time going to sleep, that being said I am also not a morning person. I am not overly grumpy, but it is best to approach me after my first cup of coffee.

    I would love it if you would come and visit me on my blog {Scrap Notions} and follow along for this amazing year. I can't wait to share with you some of my favorite Imaginisce creations and if you leave me a comment letting me know you're a follower you'll be entered to win a prize. 

    Lydia

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    10 Things You Didn't Know About Erin Bassett


    Erin Bassett
    I'm so happy to continue on with the Imaginisce Design Team this year! -I'm truly blessed to be able to do so!!

    Ok, so you want to know some stuff about me? Here we go...

    1. When I was in Jr. High I changed the way I spelled my name to "Eryn" because there were 5 other "Erin's"...of course I changed it back not long after.
    2. Abe Lincoln My maiden name is "Lincoln" and yes I'm related to President Lincoln.
    3. I almost always have music playing at home or when I'm in the car.
    4. Taco I love spicy food! Mexican...Thai....you name it! {My favorite food is chicken tacos!}
    5. When I was a kid I would read & walk at the same time, which got me into trouble with the hall monitors at school....now I realize I was preparing for texting or tweeting while walking as an adult.
    6. I've never been out of North America....but I'd LOVE to!
    7. I am fascinated by TV shows like "Hoarders" and "Enough Already"...the psychology of the people on there and how they interact with people is what draws me in.
    8. Speaking of TV, my favorite shows are: "Glee," "Blue Blood," "Parenthood," "The Mentalist," "The Big Bang Theory," "Amazing Race," and a bunch of others too!
    9. Beside scrapbooking I also like to sew, paint, and other crafty things. I'm quite addicted to crafting!!
    10. I've been blogging for almost 7 years now! I'd love for you to stop by say "hi"...my blog is at: erinbassett.com or follow me on Twitter or Facebook. ;)blog

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    10 Things You Didn't Know About Keely Yowler

    1. I have a blended family. Kevin and I have been married 4 years and together have 5 wild and wonderful kiddies (2 mine, 3 his).


    2. My scrap studio (corner of the basement) is extremely messy. For me, chaos=creativity.

    3. I am afraid of spiders, worms, and the bits of food that gather at the bottom of the sink.

    4. We have 10 dogs and 2 cats. Yes...we are the Brad and Angelina of pets :)

    5. I have 3 college degrees and work full-time from home as a nursing reviewer for a health insurance company and also review manuscripts for a publishing company.

    6. I love bold, bright colors and patterns.

    7. I love thrift stores and my love of junk drives my husband crazy! Anything labeled vintage, antique, or retro makes me smile :)

    8. I have an uncanny ability to memorize anything put to music. I can sing just about any song, TV show theme, or commercial.

    9. I collect vintage postcards and photos.

    10. I usually don't have any plan when I'm creating. I just create as I go and stop when I'm happy with the result.

    I would love to invite you to stop by my blog, The Vintage Bluebird, and check out my latest Imaginisce projects, the reasons I love Imaginisce, and why I was selected to be part of the Imaginisce Design Team. I'd also love it if you would become a follower of my blog and visit the Imaginisce blog often to see what we are creating.


    My Blog: http://www.keelyy.blogspot.com/

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    10 Things You Didn't Know about Liz Quaman

    10 Things I bet you didn't know about me....

    One - I am a Virgo.  On the bright side this means I am meticulous, reliable, practical, diligent, intelligent, analytical and loyal to a fault.  But, on the dark side this means I am fussy, overly critical, consumed with perfection, and worry too much.  You can see the implications for crafting...and how much I can drive myself and my family nuts.

    Two - There are two bands I never tire of listening to when driving in the car - Journey (thank you to Glee for bringing them back in a big and bad way) and Def Leppard.  What can I say, I am a product of the 80's and a sucker for big hair bands.  Hasn't everyone seen Def Leppard in concert twice???  Good times...

    Three - Speaking of Glee, my favorite episode from Season 1 is Theatricality with the music of Lady Gaga.  I can't decide if Poker Face or Bad Romance is my favorite song, but it is definitely fun to listen to Gaga when scrapbooking.  I think my pages actually get better - LOL.

    Four - I live around the corner from a world renowned ski resort and since going skiing for me entails throwing on my gear and scooting to the mountain for a couple of runs.  I'm not sure I've skied an entire day since I've lived here.  Spoiled, I know.... It's a hardship when people come visit and want to ski the whole day, cuts into my scrap time if you KWIM.

    Five - Before I became an educator I worked for Kraft - that's right, the Macaroni and Cheese people.  It was a good job until I got a job offer to move to Vail, Colorado, which is where I remain.  Nothing like living in the Rocky Mountains.  However, I learned a lot about sales while working for Kraft and knowing how to sell has helped me get through to the kids I teach in class.

    Six - While I was working for Kraft, I had an opportunity to meet Muhammed Ali with some colleagues (he happened to be opening up a Rotisserie Chicken Chain - anyone been there?) and even though he shook hands with everyone else, I got a big huge man-sized hug!  Note to self - I've most definitely had The Greatest hug.

    Seven - I detest all things that need to dry on a project, which is why I am a huge fan of stickers.  Love it when those little suckers go right on the page and voila, you are done.  Waiting for things to dry kind of defeats my impatient Virgo personality.  I also have a theory on what responsible glitter is and would be happy to share my thoughts on that one....

    Eight - I have an unreasonable fear of sharks.  I realize it dates back to my 7th year when visiting my grandparents in Florida and them letting me watch the movie Jaws just prior to a day at the beach.  At the time I thought they were cool for letting me watch the scary movie.  Now that I am an adult and have kids of my own, I think they may have been fairly demented or had a bit of a mean streak.  To this date you will not catch me swimming in the ocean, cause I know there is a shark out there with my name on it (you've all seen Jaws IV: The Revenge - right).  Swimming pools are hip!

    Nine - I am currently a recovering sugar addict!  As of September of 2010, I have not had a Coke.  It's been really tough, but I am a lot happier without all of the extra calories and havoc on my body.  I've done a lot of research on healthier alternatives and since I am not a coffee drinker, but definitely feel smarter on caffeine, I like to drink Zevia Cola.  It actually has more caffeine than Coke or Pepsi, but it all come from natural sources instead of the dreaded "engineered" products from larger manufacturers.  Click HERE for info on this healthier drink option.

    Ten - I have a small, but amazing family.  Just my husband and our two kids.  They are such a great source of inspiration and strength in my life and I am lucky to have them.  They think I spend a lot of time crafting, so I have to find balance to make sure everyone is happy, which is why I have learned to function on about 6 hours of sleep (note the need for caffeine above).  I do most of my scrapbooking late at night or while my kids and husband take naps on the weekends.  No siestas for this busy crafter - LOL.

    It is such a treat for me to be joining the Imaginisce Design Team for another year in 2011.  This is such an innovative, kind and generous group to be a part of, not to mention all of the support and encouragement we get from our friends.

    Please hop over to my blog My Little Sketch Blook for a few of my favorite Imaginisce projects from 2010 and an opportunity to peruse through my sketch gallery.

    Thank you so much for stopping by - Liz

    Leave a comment on both Liz's blog and the Imaginisce blog and you could be selected to win!!

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    10 Things You Didn't Know About Courtney Lee

    10 Things You Didn't Know About Courtney Lee

    #1: I'm a redhead, but as a child I told everyone I was a brunette and that the were all colorblind... this was until my husband decided that he loved redheads - and then magically my hair turned red

    #2: I don't have a middle name.

    #3: My best friend's name is also Kourtni. To differentiate us when we are in the same room, her husband Phil called her by her middle name which is Lee. Kourtni told me to go on a second date with (my now) husband because, "if (you) married him we would both be (K)Courtney(i) Lee!" So I did. And I married him - BUT not because of his last name! I promise! ;)

    #4: My favorite color is olive green

    #5: Confession: I have a Yorkie named Spoon and I put her in dresses for Holidays. GASP! 
    #6: I LOVE (read: addicted to) boba - also known as bubble tea, pear tea, or tapioca tea. I know almost every location in San Francisco to get it. And if you live in Santa Monica or Cupertino you have the two BEST boba places around and yes, I will give you directions. :) Here is a link to what boba is (just click on the sentence)


    #7: Coffee or tea? Tea. Always. 

    #8: My favorite movie is Pride and Prejudice - the new one. It is followed closely by The Young Victoria, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Sense and Sensibility, and I think you get the picture. But I definitely enjoy my share of action movies and animated ones too!

    #9: I put movies on in the background for inspiration while I make my cards.

    #10: I've been to 48 out of the 50 states - the last two are Alaska and Maine. I love to travel!

    I feel so honored that I get to be part of the Imaginisce Design Team and that you read through all of that to get to know me more! I would love it if you would stop by my blog for a visit and become a follower if you like what you see! :) Be sure to check back here often as we are a fun group and want this blog to be your favorite stop on the internet! :)

    My blog: http://CourtsCrafts.blogspot.com

    Be sure to jump over to Courtney's blog and find out what you could WIN by leaving a comment on her blog and the Imaginisce blog. 

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    10 Things You Didn’t Know about Lori Allred


    We are going to start off introducing our new Design Team for 2011 to you starting today. You'll start seeing us post TWICE a day (not including today) to introduce to you one of our original DT girls and one of our newbies. And each day that you stop by our blog and our team member's blog you could win goodies from Imaginisce!

    But to get the ball rolling I thought as the DT Coordinator and Social Media Marketing gal at Imaginisce that I would get things started! I thought we'd do something fun and tell you 10 Things You Didn't Know about Lori Allred (me).

    #1 My favorite number is 12…because I could stop wearing those puffy orange life vests on my grandparents boat when I turned 12 years old.

    #2 I hate NUTS…any type and in anything…don’t like the smell or the taste of them or the taste of them. I am not allergic to nuts! I just don’t like them. In fact, they taste like wood to me.

    #3 I am a HUGE reality TV junkie…Any type of show works for me (except those lame game show types like “The Mole”); everything from Top Chef, Amazing Race, The Bachelor, Ice Road Truckers and Deadliest Catch. Oh and my number one favorite is Survivor…seen EVERY season and every episode that’s ever aired.

    #4 There are three things I love to do when I commute home from work…sing loudly, chew bubblegum or talk to my bff on phone….every day!

    #5 Growing up I wanted to be a truck driver or a lawyer. So that didn’t work out and instead I married a truck driver and I work with a lawyer.

    #6 My most favorite thing to do when I have free time and money is to go to the movies. Nothing is better then sitting in a movie theater watching a good flick on the big screen…makes me super happy! I even started a blog about the movies I see called Reel Girl Movie Reviews (which I tend to neglect).

    #7 I think I’ve been scrapbooking in one way or another all my life. I remember being in grade school and setting up my own little studio under the stairs where I cut out construction paper and glue it together in books with all my photos. So I was destine to do this professionally!

    #8 I still occasionally have dreams that I’m either at school naked or waking up late for a TEST!

    #9 My favorite color is RED…and yes, that’s why I married and “Allred.”

    #10 Pizza is one of my favorite foods and I firmly believe it’s the perfect food because it includes all 4 food groups!!

    I would love it if you’d stop by my blog and check out why I love to be crafty. I’d also love it if you would follow me on my blog and/or leave a comment. Then RETURN to this blog post and leave a comment to win.

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    I-Top Intensive Hop WINNERS!

    We want to take a moment to thank all of our wonderful friends who stopped by this week to participate in our i-top hops and for all of the wonderful comments you left for our team. We wish we could send each and every one of you an i-top. However, we promised one i-top accessory package for each day and a special Grand Prize Package for today. Remember we told you how happy that orange frog would be....

    Monday - i-top accessory package

    Congratulations to Amanda



    Tuesday - i-top accessory package

    Congratulations to Amy




    Wednesday - i-top accessory package

    Congratualtions to Cristina






    Thursday - i-top accessory package

    Congratulations to Elaine













    Grand Prize Winner

    Congratulations to Heidi




    We are so excited for you all to play with your new tools. Please send your information to contact.imaginisce@gmail.com and we will get the prizes out to you soon.

    Check Back next week to get to know our 2011 team a little bit better and for more inspiration of course!

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    Thursday i-top Intensive Hop

    It's sad but true...
    We've come to the final day of our i-top intensive!


    So far this week we've shown you ways to use your i-top with cards, gifts, layouts and today we're focusing on things to wear using the i-top fashion accessories range. And just to wet the appetite, here's a little sneak peek of what's instore along the way.

     Erin Bassett

    Sophia Allison

    Melinda Spinks

    Now if you can't wait to see what's behind these little sneak peeks you had better start hopping your way around the mini blog hop. Don't forget to visit all three of the designer's blogs leaving a comment on each along the way then hoppity hop back here to the Imaginisce blog and leave one final comment telling us what you found along the way.

    All of your comments make you eligible to win your very own
    i-top and accessories!

    Todays blog order:


    This week has been all about showcasing the i-top and accessories, showing you different ways to use your tool, giving you tips on maintenance and inspiring you with wonderful creations from the design team! For those of you who already have an i-top we hope you will be inspired to start creating and for those of you who don't... we hope we've convinced you that it's a must have for your tool box. Or perhaps you might be one of the lucky followers to win your very own i-top with one being given away every day this week - not to mention the secret Grand Prize that will be announced tomorrow here on our blog.


    And finally... we'd like to thankyou for taking the time to visit during our i-top intensive. Your comments have been invaluable and we are very greatful for our followers.

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    Wednesday i-top Intensive Hop

    Hi everyone!

    So have you been enjoying our I-top Intensive week so far? We’ve seen so many inspiring projects & creative ideas using the I-top tool. I love it and today we hope to bring you more great ideas.

    We’ve got another fun little hop happening today featuring innovative layout ideas from three of our designers.

    I (sorry, forgot to mention that this is Cari typing this post! ;)) love using my I-top tool for my layouts. One tip when using this tool is to keep those little screws on the top of both swiveling arms tight. They tend to loosen with use. Just use a small Allen wrench and tighten up those screws because this will help your tool to make brads, magnets, buttons more effectively.

    If you’re looking for some more helpful tips & basic maintenance of your tool check out this video below. There's also a row of tabs on the Home page of the Imaginisce web site and one of the tabs lists "Videos" or click HERE. There's a lot of great ideas and helpful tips & tricks to check out on these videos.


    Below are some sneak peeks of what you’ll see as you make your way on the hop.

    (by Penny Smith)


    (by Robyn Schaub)


    (by Cari Locken)

    Please visit all three of the designers blogs, leave a comment and then head back to the Imaginisce blog and leave a final comment letting us know what you discovered.
    So would you like to win one of these??

    All of your comments make you eligible to win an awesome i-top of your own with many of the accessories.

    To start of your mini hop please go to:

    Enjoy!

    And REMEMBER .... Make sure to pop by for the rest of the week for more ideas on how to use the super, amazing i-top tool with chances to win your very own i-top each day and a SECRET grand prize opportunity on Friday!




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    Tuesday i-top Intensive Mini Hop

    Welcome to Day Two of our i-top Intensive mini blog hops. The Imaginisce design team members are featuring some clever ideas for using your i-top all this week and today's theme is all about using it to make Top-notch gifts.

    Each of today's designers is using a different type of i-top accessory (brad daddies, magnet daddies, and button daddies) to create some gifts that are just as fun to create as to give. Here are some sneaks of what you'll see on your hop!





    Please visit all three of the designers' blogs, leave a comment and then hop back here to the Imaginisce blog and leave a final comment letting us know what you think. All of your comments make you eligible to win an awesome i-top and accessories of your own.



    One more thing - You will want to hop over to the Imaginisce blog for the rest of the week for more ideas on how to use the super creative and incredibly fun i-top with chances to win your very own i-top each day and a SECRET grand prize opportunity on Friday.

    Happy Hopping!

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    Monday i-top Intensive Hop

    There's nothing quite like a little Mini Hop to get some quick inspiration, ideas and maybe even a wonderful prize.  This picture really doesn't need words to describe the euphoric feeling the orange frog has about the possible inspiration he will get from this hop and how he might just have an opportunity to win something like this....

    If you are feeling up to the challenge (unlike the green frogs), we'd like to inspire you with some wonderful ideas for using your i-top.   The Imaginisce design members are featuring some clever ideas for using your i-top all this week and today's theme is all about using it to make cards.  How can you make the most of your i-top on a card?  Below are a few sneak peeks of what you can do, but you have to visit each of the three blogs today to get the "whole picture."
    by Courtney Lee
    by Kim Holmes
    by Liz Qualman

    Fine Print
    Please visit all three of the designer's blogs, leave a comment and then hop back here to the Imaginisce blog and leave a final comment letting us know what you discovered about the projects and the i-top.   All of your comments make you eligible to win an awesome i-top and accessories of your own.




     So what are you waiting for???  

    One more thing - You will also want to haunt the Imaginisce blog all week for more ideas on how to use the super creative and incredibly fun i-top with chances to win your very own i-top each day and a SECRET grand prize opportunity on Friday.

    Thank you so much for stopping by -

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    It's the First!! New Month, New Year, TWO New Prizes, New Altered CHALLENGE!

    Good morning and a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone out there today!
    Pinky here to host the 1st CHALLENGE of the Year 2011.

    Can you believe it is 2011 already?
    Here is your FIRST chance to win *See Second Chance Below*

    Here at Imaginisce we have a new team and so many amazing things
    happening we thought it would be fun to change up the usual Sketch Challenge
    This time around we are going to have a
    "Found" Altered Challenge!!!!!!! Fun right?
    Just think, "out with the old, in with the new" for this challenge!

    Here are the Challenge Details:
    "Find" an old item, or something that can be re-purposed and re-used
    Using at a minimum of 75% Imaginisce product, alter your found item
    then post it right here (scroll to the bottom) before January 25th.
    At the end of January a WINNER will be chosen.
    You could win a $75.00 package
    full of Imaginisce goodness!

    Have fun and get creative with it.
    I have had this Christmas clock for many years now, I believe 6 years
    but this year I made myself a new "scrappy clock" so I decided
    to alter this Christmas clock for my scrappy room.
    the wonderful and amazing i-bond,
    my incredibly useful i-top,
    my Cricut Imagine, and what would it be without
    vintage lace and some pearls?!

    Now you could just use the itop and make your numbers,
    but I wanted to add something so I used my Cricut Imagine to cut
    butterflies from the Enchanted line and the ibond to adhere them.

    On this project my Imaginisce ibond was my best friend!

    Now what can you "Find" to alter?

    Want a second chance to win big?
    JOIN OUR BLOG HOP!!!!
    The new 2011 Design Team has come up with special projects for this challenge
    and we want you to see all their hard work and be inspired to create!

    Cari Locken

    Keely Yowler

    Lydia Jackson

    Kim Holmes

    Robyn Schaub

    Michelle Unruh

    Samantha Hauzer

    Liz Qualman

    Tracey Taylor

    Aphra Bolyer

    Sophia Allison

    Penny Smith

    Erin Bassett

    Rhonda VanGinkel

    Pinky~

    Be sure to FOLLOW EVERY blog
    and COMMENT on EVERY blog
    then COMMENT on this post for your chance to win THIS!!!!!!
    An awesome Imaginisce i-rock package valued at OVER $50.00
    (not all product shown)!!!
    We'll announce the winner of our blog hop on Friday, January 7th.

    I hope you were inspired to create today
    Have fun hopping and don't forget to enter the challenge too!
    See you next time

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