Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Now the waiting begins. Wish I had more to report but I don't. I received a thank you from Imaginisce for submitting my application for the Design Team and told that the team will be contacted by email. Once they are contacted it would be announced on their Blog by the middle of December. In the mean time I need to finish up my entry to Spellbinders Design Team call and then find something to distract me from it all LOL.

I love both company's and plan to update my top 5 favourite companies in January along with my wish list, man has that change ALOT this year. I will also explain why it has changed and how it will effect my crafting. Plus I will go over my goals for the new year. I have already started writing that post as it will be a long one but hope to include pictures and links.

Thank you to my followers for sticking by me this year as I learn more about paper crafting, I hope some of the info I shared was new and helpful. I look forward past this crazy month of December that is coming upon us so quickly and see many great things. I plan on sitting down with a friend, I hope, to help me tweak my blog to make it more personal and interesting. Learning new techniques, which I do have a new one to show you. Figuring out how to use my video camera to record new techniques so I can show you how to do them, and increasing my readership. Thank you for coming on this journey with me and I look forward to it continuing.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Submitted my first DT call.

Well I did it. I finished up several projects that I needed for the 2012 Design Team call for Imaginisce. Did my little paragraph about me and attached the pictures then pressed send in my email client. After I did that I said out loud "I am NUTS." LOL. I know there are people out there that do beautiful, elaborate work and that besides them I am a very simple crafter. For other people I make elaborate projects but when I am doing LOs for my family I tend to do more simple ones. I like to have the pictures be the focal point of the page. The idea for me to apply to Imaginisce isn't just about show casing my work but to try something new. I know if given the chance I can be very creative and I love working with their products. I love deadlines and thrive on that sort of "stress". Plus it would be a whole new learning experience for me. I want the chance to be criticised and to work with a team of people who enjoy the same things I do. I am so glad I have the full support of my husband as I try something new for me.
On another note I hope all my American friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are getting some incredible deals on this Black Friday!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

I finished my first project to submit to Spellbinders DT call. Took a picture and had some one take a look at it. Now I need to find a better place to hang it and retake the picture. The lighting was not the best so the project did not show up great. Once it is submitted and the deadline is past I will post it here for you all to have a look. I am really happy with how it turned out just not sure if it is what they are looking for but then again who ever is LOL. The next step for me is to take pictures of the other projects I have completed for Imaginisce DT call, I have to finish that all up today, do a write up and off it goes. Again once the deadline is pass and the review is done I will share pictures of my work. I love both companies and it would be amazing to work for one. Crossing my fingers that at least one company will like my work.

I also have another Tool Review for you... it is Imaginisce i-Top 2.0.

Imaginisce says it is a lighter tool to work with, easier to grip handles, improved brad making ability and a new size head to interchange 34mm, Wider opening to place fabric, paper and the brad so it doesn't fall off, and better grips for the brads to hold them in place.
I have small hands and find it just a little wide but not uncomfortable to hold. It is also very light as they claim. I do not have the large 28mm head or the 34mm head to make the large and extra large brads with but plan on ordering them in. I used light weight paper for my first brad and in under a minute had a custom brad made and ready to use. Easy to read and understand instructions come with the tool and I can't wait to start using it on cards and LOs. Of course cards have become my passion because they are quick to make and you see results with them right away. LOs take more planning and work LOL. If you like brads or making custom pieces for your cards and LOs this is a tool for you. It works with both paper and fabric so again a great way to add some dimension or interesting elements to your work.  I look forward to hopefully posting some pictures of my work here soon. In the mean time here is a link to my online gallery at sb.com http://www.scrapbook.com/myplace/index.php?mod=galleries&u=237313 Have a wonderful day everyone and be creative!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Tool Reveiw d-stress

Hi my friends, I am back with another tool review plus will include a link to my pal Pinky's video on how to use this great tool.

I am getting some great deals on http://www.scrapbooksteals.com/ so again I purchased from them a d-stress tool by imaginisce. It came with everything you see here and 3 extra sanding bits. Like all the current tools from imaginisce this is cordless and requires 2 AA batteries. It is light weight and fits nicely in the palm of your hand. I am currently experiencing technical difficulties with my camera so was unable to upload a picture of the different projects I have use this on. So far I have used all the tips except the embossing tip, I want to get some glass to try that one on. I never really did alot of distressing or sanding on my cards or LOs because it seem to take forever and you did not always get the look you are after. Now that I have this handy little tool it is so much easier and you can be very precise where you use it. Works the best on heavy card stock and loved using it with Core'dinations card stock. Also found it very useful when doing altered products and needed to remove access paper from the edges of what I covered. This would make the perfect gift for you or someone on your list that loves to do shabby chic or vintage style paper crafting. Also is a wonderful addition to your tool assortment to start adding some different elements or trying new styles. So simple to use that it is a perfect tool for new paper crafters!

Here is Pinky's video, please check it out!