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Sole Sisters - Release Week (Day 1)


Welcome to our release party for Sole Sisters!
We're so excited to share this collection with you!

Throughout the week our fabulous Design Team will be showcasing projects that they've made using the new Sole Sisters collection.
You will love the unique projects that they have created (from layouts & cards to home decor) and you will definitely be inspired by this collection.

Here's a look at the eye-catching collection of 12x12 papers.

Shop Till You Drop

Purse-onality
Sole Mates
I Pick You
Girl Stuff
Chit Chat

Now, let's take a look at what the Design Team have created because we just can't hide them any longer. This is their 1st reveal as the new 2012 Imaginisce team & they had so much fun with this collection. We know that you'll fall in love with this collection too!



Tiffany created 2 fabulous cards; 1 using the Snag'em stamps and the other with some of the die-cuts from the collection. Aren't those perfectly tied bows wonderful?
She also made a layout using a photo from her childhood recalling the close
childhood friendships she shared.


This collection worked perfectly for the layouts that Rebecca created as she shares about her daughter's love of everything girly. She used the i-rock and lots of Glam Rocks to bling it up!
This darling card with the added 'bling' & pretty flowers would definitely put a smile on anyone's face!


Often the photos we take don't really work with a certain collection but as you can see Mary Ann used black & white photos and they are so striking with the patterned papers. The added dimension with the die-cuts & chipboard are the perfect touch.
The note paper project is a wonderful accessory to have on your desk or even giveaway as a gift to a teacher or friend.


Heather designed this darling purse shaped gift bag - now what girl wouldn't like receiving this?
This charming "Friends" card was created using some of the packaging from the collection. Great idea, Heather!
She also created a fabulous layout with so many eye-catching details.
(i.e cut-out details, Glam rocks, mists & stitching)

So, did you enjoy those projects? We certainly hope so.
Of course, we couldn't have a new release without having a Giveaway!!

We want to hear which paper is your favorite & why from this collection.
Leave a post here and you'll be entered to win ...

a full collection of Sole Sisters.

The winner will be announced here on the blog Friday, January 20th.

Join us again tomorrow as we will share more fabulous projects from our Design Team.

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Introducing ...

Throughout the month of January we will be introducing
our 2012 Design Team members to you.
You will enjoy getting to know them as they share 5 interesting facts about themselves and 1 secret that no one else knows .... (that is, until now!)


Today we would like to introduce to you ....

Here are 5 facts about Abby:

  1. I'm not a big current TV viewer. Other than Parenthood and a few reality shows. I don't watch much current TV at all. However, I love old movies and sitcoms! I've seen every episode of I Love Lucy. The Honeymooners, Dick Van Dyke Show, and a few others. When I was expecting and on bed rest for the last month, every night I watched a movie from Hollywood's golden era 1930-59. I'm not sure why I'm so fascinated with classic entertainment ... but I'd rather get comfy on the couch with an old show any day than with most current ones.
  2. I'm Greek but I don't care for any Greek foods. I once wen to a fancy Greek restaurant with several people who are not Greek. All of them ordered dishes like pastitsio and brizoles. I ordered a grilled cheese sandwish and french fries.
  3. I was born and raised in a not-so-safe part of Chicagoland. My family moved to central Illinois when I was 13 and it was very difficult for myself as a teenager to adjust to the farm and country lifestyle. I rebelled. I was a C/D/F student (with the exception of As in Art!) and quit school my junior year. Years later in my 20s I acheived my GED and went to college majoring in psychology and early childhood education. For the past 10 years, I've worked for our school district, the last several years as a substitute. I work in some of the same classes I used to ditch. Whoda thunk it?
  4. I love winter!! It's by far my favorite season I honestly wish it could be winter all year long. I'm not completely crazy. I do enjoy a nice warm and breezy summer day, but I hate to be hot and sweaty. There's just something about the chilly temps, being wrapped in a warm blanket or coat, beautiful snowfalls, longer peaceful evenings in my jammies with hot cocoa, and kids with pink noses and cheeks that I'll never tire of.
  5. I'm a big chicken! I'm afraid of so many things. I've lost count of all the phobias I have. I've never flown in a plane (I've yet to understand how they stay in the sky!). I'm afraid of bugs (anything larger than a gnat and I'm screaming like a sissy girl!), complete darkness (there's a nightlight in every room of my home), most all amusement park rides (you couldn't pay me millions to get on a roller coaster!), reptiles, cemeteries, horror movies, heights, the list goes on and on. It's amazing how I've survived for 39 years! LOL!
And a secret I've never shared with anyone ...
Although I normally take time with my scrapbooking projects, relax and enjoy the creative process ... most of my super favorite projects were made with a quick deadline and a large can of redbull. :)

I'm beyond thrilled and honored to be on the Imaginisce team, and I excitedly look forward to all the creating and sharing in 2012!

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Thanks Abby for sharing a little bit about yourself! We're looking forward to seeing your creations this year too! Hope you're enjoying the snow!
You can follow Abby and see more her beautiful work on her blog.

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We'll be taking a little break from the Design Team intro's next week but we hope you'll join us on Monday for a week-long party as we celebrate the release
of our newest collection Sole Sisters!

The Design Team has been hard at work creating up a storm with this new collection and you are sure to love each & every project that they share next week!
PLUS we'll be giving away a collection of this new release!!
So you definitely don't want to miss next week!

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Introducing ...

Throughout the month of January we will be introducing
our 2012 Design Team members to you.
You will enjoy getting to know them as they share 5 interesting facts about themselves and 1 secret that no one else knows .... (that is, until now!)


Today we would like to introduce to you ....

Hello, I'm Shellye McDaniel from Northwest Texas, where I live with my husband
of 20 years and our three kiddos. I work part-time as a Labor & Delivery nurse and the other part of the time I'm either creating in my craft room, attending my kid's functions, church activities or spending time with family.
I've been papercrafting for about fourteen years now. My most favorite thing to create with paper are mini albums, but I've recently found a new love in cardmaking.
I'm thrilled to be a part of the 2012 Imaginisce Design Team!
I also design for My Scrapbook Nook, I Heart Ippity (Unity Stamps) and am on the Paper Issues Creative Team. I look forward to sharing and creating with you all.

5 Interesting Facts:
  1. I sing tenor
  2. I've lived in Iowa ... twice
  3. I was editor of my high school yearbook
  4. I operated and owned a scrapbook kit club for seven years
  5. I own all eight of the Andy Griffith series on DVD
One thing that no one knows about me:
Aside from being a nurse for 18+ years, I'm also a registered dental assistant.

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Thanks Shellye for sharing a little bit about yourself! We enjoyed getting to know you a bit better and look forward to seeing your beautiful work this next year too!
You can follow Shellye and see more of her beautiful work on her blog.

Join us again tomorrow and the rest of this week as we introduce a few more members of our 2012 team!

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Introducing ...

Throughout the month of January we will be introducing
our 2012 Design Team members to you.
You will enjoy getting to know them as they share 5 interesting facts about themselves and 1 secret that no one else knows .... (that is, until now!)


Today we would like to introduce to you ....

Here are 5 interesting facts about Rebecca:

  1. In 2003, I graduated from law school at the top of my class, but after a year of working as a corporate securities attorney at a large law firm I decided I did not want to be a lawyer. ;)
  2. When I was younger the idea of practicing yoga freaked me out because the controlled breathing made me feel light headed - now I have to take at least 2 yoga classes a week or I start to get cranky.
  3. All my life I've lived on either the East or West Coast of the United States, until now that I live landlocked in Arizona and I SO miss the beach.
  4. I love to read and secretly I've always wanted to be a writer.
  5. I am an only child.
One thing no one knows about me:
As a child I have many creative pursuits - I danced (ballet, tap, jazz), played clarinet and even took art lessons. Somewhere along my way to adulthood I lost all of these activities and it was not until discovering scrapbooking that I felt like there was a creative option for me as an adult.

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Thanks Rebecca for sharing a little bit about yourself! We enjoyed getting to know you a bit better and look forward to seeing your beautiful work this year too!
You can follow Rebecca and see more of her beautiful work on her blog.

Join us again tomorrow and the rest of this week as we introduce a few more members of our 2012 team!

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Introducing ...

Throughout the month of January we will be introducing
our 2012 Design Team members to you.
You will enjoy getting to know them as they share 5 interesting facts about themselves and 1 secret that no one else knows .... (that is, until now!)


Today we would like to introduce to you ....

Here are 5 interesting facts about Mary Ann.

  1. I have three boys, ages 24, 22 & 11, and one sweet girl that just turned 3. Yes, the oldest is 24 and the youngest is 3!
  2. I love the Walton's and could watch the re-runs over and over again. There's just something about that big family sitting around their dinner table that never gets old.
  3. I've been in 2 movies. So far, just as an extra, but the days on set sure were a lot of fun!
  4. I've been scrapbooking for over 25 years, ever since I heard a commercial on the radio about how I could "learn to preserve my family memories and receive a free dinner." I went that night and spend way more on stickers and decorative scissors than I would have spent on dinner. :)
  5. I love the color pink! Always have , all the way back to the age of 6 when my parents let me choose hot pink shag carpet for my bedroom. They didn't like pink so much after that, but I still love it!
and ... the one thing no one else know, well except my BFF ... She and I talk all the time about doing a "Scrapbook Comedy Tour". After working at a scrapbook store for 6 years, we saw and heard it all. From scrapbooks made with construction paper and paste, to helping someone pick out matching paper while she was in active labor because she wanted to make a scrapbook before the baby arrived. We've got the funny stories to tell, and someday we just might be at your crop making you laugh!

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Thanks Mary Ann for sharing a little bit about yourself! That comedy tour sounds like a great idea! We excited to have you on our team and look forward to seeing your work.
You can follow Mary Ann and see more of her beautiful work on her blog.

Join us again tomorrow and the rest of this week as we introduce a few more members of our 2012 team!

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Introducing ...

Throughout the month of January we will be introducing
our 2012 Design Team members to you.
You will enjoy getting to know them as they share 5 interesting facts about themselves and 1 secret that no one else knows .... (that is, until now!)


Today we would like to introduce to you ....

I'm mommy to two beautiful girls and a great step-son. I have a wonderful hubby who supports my crafty side! I'm lucky enough to work at home using my marketing background and passion for social media. I've been documenting memories since I can remember but I became obsessed with it in 2010. I'm often found getting creative in my scrap room, designing or guesting for manufacturers, kit clubs and/or challenge sites. I have been published in print and online magazines. My other obsessions include being a HUGE Rob Thomas fan as well as diving all over the world, even when it means a random encounter with hammerhead and nurse sharks!

I'm so excited to be returning to the team!
Here's 5 random things you may or may not find interesting about me:


  1. I'm very adventurous, from kayaking in a crocodile infested river, roller coasters, snow/water skiing, scuba diving...I love a thrill! There's more I'd love to try, like skydiving, but won't now that I have kids. Too risky!
  2. According to my hubby, I move my fingers and/or wiggle my toes a lot when I'm going to sleep.
  3. My first job was as a DQ girl (Dairy Queen) and I could make a mean swirl on the ice cream cones; not so much now though.
  4. I'm half Hispanic, with brunette hair and brown eyes but one of my daughters is blonde with blue eyes. My other daughter is brunette with green eyes. This goes against what I was taught in biology about those dominant genes.
  5. I'm a WAHM (work at home mom) so I get the best of all worlds - work in my pj's, home for my girls before/after school, and my work space is in the same room as my creative space!

One thing that no one knows is:
I'm a reality TV junkie - the good, the bad and the crazy ones - though I do have my limits!
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Thanks Heather for sharing a little bit about yourself! We're thrilled to have you on our team again and look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work in 2012!
You can follow Heather and see more of her beautiful work on her blog.

Join us again tomorrow and the rest of this week as we introduce a few more members of our 2012 team!

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Introducing ...

Throughout the month of January we will be introducing
our 2012 Design Team members to you.
You will enjoy getting to know them as they share 5 interesting facts about themselves and 1 secret that no one else knows .... (that is, until now!)


Today we would like to introduce to you ....

Hi everyone, my name is Ilene Tell. I have two adorable (you'll see) kids, so there are always tons of cute pics to scrap, and I can do girlie layouts as well as funky and fun boy layouts since I have one of each. I would say my style is somewhat whimsical and artsy. I love to try new things, to distress and add layers, and lots of details, like hand stitching, and paint, and tons of embellishments. Imaginisce is totally right up my alley, and I'm so thrilled to be joining the DT.
I hope to inspire you all and in turn be inspired by you. I must confess that I don't scrapbook just to preserve memories ... it's my "me" time and I really couldn't imagine my life without it.

5 facts:
  1. I love horror movies.
  2. My kids' names are Dexter and Morgan ... it was an accident, I swear ;)
  3. I can make really good pasta (but that's about it)
  4. I can be pretty messy!
  5. I've never been to a football game (and that's NOT an accident)
1 thing no one knows:
I have a few phobias - buttons and worms top the list


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Thanks Ilene for sharing a little bit about yourself! Mmm .. we'd love to taste some of that pasta. And buttons ??? Really?
We're looking forward to seeing your beautiful creations this year and are thrilled to have you join our 2012 Design Team.

You can follow Ilene and see more of her beautiful work on her blog.

Join us again on Monday and the rest of the week as we continue to introduce our 2012 team!

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Introducing ...

Throughout the month of January we will be introducing
our 2012 Design Team members to you.
You will enjoy getting to know them as they share 5 interesting facts about themselves and 1 secret that no one else knows .... (that is, until now!)


Today we would like to introduce to you ....

  1. My name is from a Danish grandmother but is originally Italian. My Grandmother's Father was a painter and once painted an Italian lady by the name of Guiseppa. We think he might have a had a crush on her because he named all of his children with the middle name of Guiseppa including the boys!
  2. My family and I enjoy college football. I have had season tickets to the BYU Cougars football games for the last 8 years. I enjoy going to the games with my family.
  3. I enjoy spending time outdoors. Our family usually has 5-6 camp-outs a year. This allows us to spend a couple of weeks every year in the mountains. We like to hike, fish and ride 4-wheelers.
  4. A few years ago I decided I wanted to be more healthy and set out to lose weight. I was successful and lost 65 pounds. I have managed to mantain my new weight for over two years.
  5. I carry a rare genetic disease gene called SCIDS, othewise known as "The Bubble Boy Disease". The disease is recessive in me, but can be passed to my children. I didn't know I was a carrier until I had my third child. He was a dominate carrier of the gene and passed away when he was three.
Fact that nobody else knows:
Ok .... I am a little obsessive compulsive, but I would like to think that everybody has a little bit of that in them. I find myself rotating my underwear, dish towels, dish cloths, towels and things that are commonly used a lot just so they all get even wear. Weird, I know, but I think there are probably worse things to be obsessive about.

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Thanks Guiseppa for sharing a little bit about yourself! How funny that your Grandpa passed that name to all of his children! And way to go with the weight loss girl - that's awesome!
We're very excited to have you join our 2012 team and look forward to your work.

You can follow Guiseppa and see more of her beautiful work on her blog.

Join us again tomorrow and the rest of this week as we introduce a few more of our 2012 team!

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Introducing ...

Throughout the month of January we will be introducing
our 2012 Design Team members to you.
You will enjoy getting to know them as they share 5 interesting facts about themselves and 1 secret that no one else knows .... (that is, until now!)


Today we would like to introduce to you ....

  1. I just celebrated 10 years with NextStepU as the Production Director for the magazine. For my anniversary gift I was given my very own custom bobble head!
  2. I hate warm tomatoes but love the cold ones.
  3. I met my husband while I was working as a sales rep for a radio station.
  4. I love baseball and I am a big NY Yankees fan. If husband has the day off and our AAA team (the Red Wings) are playing, we are at the game. There is nothing better than a ball game!
  5. I love to read. The only books I seem to enjoy are the ones about fictional characters set in real moments in history.
What no one knows about me:
When I was in labor with my son, I was so frustrated with the needle for the I.V. that I ripped it out of my hand! The nurse was not happy with me about that. She had to bandage my hand as I was pushing.
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Thanks Diana for sharing a little bit about yourself! We're excited to see more of your work this year and get to know you more in 2012!
You can follow Diana and see more of her beautiful work on her blog.

Join us again tomorrow and the rest of this week as we introduce a few more members of our 2012 team!

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Introducing ...

Throughout the month of January we will be introducing
our 2012 Design Team members to you.
You will enjoy getting to know them as they share 5 interesting facts about themselves and 1 secret that no one else knows .... (that is, until now!)


Today we would like to introduce to you ....

Hi Greetings from the beautiful Northwest!
My name is Adora and I am addicted to scrapbooking.

I've always been fascinated with paper crafts, from magazine clippings to beautiful colorful scrapbook patterned papers. I am so happy and thrilled to be a part of this awesome team!
Most importantly, I am married with 3 children, a grandson and Lucy - our pug!
They are my scrapbook pages!

So here are some interesting & fascinating facts about me.

  1. I was married when I was 19 to my childhood neighbor and this coming January will be our 30th wedding anniversary. The exciting thing was we eloped, since we were too young to get married. My kids love this story, they think it's very romantic and it was.
  2. I am funny without even trying! My family, friends and co-workers will agree. Sometimes it's a good thing and other times I'm not too sure!
  3. I can sing!! (I think!) I own a Karaoke machine. LOL!
  4. I only listen to a Christian Radio Station. (it has been 3 years now)
  5. I buy two (scrapbook papers) of the same kind. One to use and one to admire. Does this make me a hoarder?
One thing that no one knows about me until now ... well, there's not a lot of things that people do not know about me but this morning I weighed myself and I am 15 lbs less! Woohoo!! 3 months ago I was diagnosed with diabetis. I blame my genes and my love of pastries but I'm happy and proud to say that everything is in control!

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Thanks Adora for sharing a little bit about yourself! We enjoyed getting to know you a bit better and look forward to seeing your beautiful work this next year too!
You can follow Adora and see more of her beautiful work on her blog.

Join us again tomorrow and the rest of this week as we introduce a few more members of our 2012 team!


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Monthly Challenge & December's Winner



We want to take a moment now to thank all of you who participated in our Monthly Challenges throughout 2011. We were amazed by all the talent & creativity that we saw.

December's Monthly Challenge was a color challenge and we loved each entry!
So we've got a winner to announce.

Please join us in congratulating ....


We thought this was a fabulous birthday card.
We love the banners & balloons. Thanks for taking part in the challenge!

Claire could you please send us an email to contact.imaginisce@gmail.com with your details and also the two
current collections you would like to recieve by no later than Friday, January 6th, 2012
.
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We've also got another winner to announce from our
TOP 10 PRODUCTS OF 2011 post.
We enjoyed reading about your favorites from this past year
and hope that there will be many more in 2012.

So, the lucky winner of their favorite product is ....

CONTEST:
Top 10 2011 Products

PRIZE:
winner's favorite product

WINNER:
Blogger Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! I love everything Imaginisce!! LOVE those i-rock LED Lighted Tweezers...and I LOVE the little snips! THANKS for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

December 31, 2011 4:36 PM

Please send us an email to contact.imaginisce@gmail.com with
your mailing details no later than Friday, January 6th, 2012
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2012 is now upon us and with the New Year
brings us a new Monthly Challenge.
This month's challenge is based on a theme.

Can you tell what it is yet??

The theme for this month's challenge is:
WINTER WONDERLAND

Create any type of project (layout, card, altered, mini album, etc) that has a winter season theme to it. You can use whatever colors, patterns, etc you want but it must have a winter theme.

Remember that you must use at least 75% Imaginisce product on your project. You have until January 25th to have your entry uploaded into the link below and you'll be in the running for a current Imaginisce collection!

Just to help you out and give you an idea of what we're thinking for this challenge ... let's take a look at what some members from our 2012 Design Team came up with!


Regina Mangum
... created this adorable photo card using some papers from our 2011 Cottage Christmas collection. She also added "Snowy Jo" from a much older Imaginisce collection (way to hold on there Regina!)


Rhonda Van Ginkel
... created this gift bag using the Bon Voyage collection.
She used all sizes of the i-top punches to create the adorable snowman and for the 'hat'
topping off that cute Mr. Snowman's head Rhonda used one of the cars from the collection!
We love it!


Abby Laubenstein
... created this beautiful winter scene layout using some papers & die-cuts
from Santa's Little Helper collection.
Looks like someone was having fun in the snow!

Guiseppa Gubler
...created this darling winter scene card using
Happy Camper collection. How cute is this?



We hope that we've inspired you with these creations and
we can't wait to see what you create!

We also want to let you know that you can now follow us on Pinterest as well as search through our blog using the Search engine posted on the left side bar.

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