Monday, September 30, 2013

Fall Decor Blog Hop

October has an extra Monday so the Paper Girls have lined up a hop.
This time our theme is
Fall Decor
Since fall is when I bring my plants back inside I decided to snazzy them up a little
 just in time for the hop.
I got out my mega roll of burlap ribbon, an owl and a leaf stamp, and some ColorBox pigment
inks and stamped a repeating pattern on the ribbon.
A quick fix to be sure, but now my plants have their own sweaters to wear this fall.
What do you have to do to participate? 

How about a little extra help with that “Fall Decor”? The Paper Girls Challenge Blog has a Scrapbook Pal gift card up for grabs, which means you're asking what do you have to do to participate?

How do you get your hands on the gift card? Would you like a chance to win?

Get an entry for commenting on each of the blog posts, "Like" the Paper Girls Challenge on Facebook, and being a follower on our blog (all are required for an entry). You will see some fabulous projects and find some inspiration.

You have until Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 11:59pm MST to comment. We will announce the winner on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 9:00 am MST. International readers are welcome to play along but currently we are only shipping prize packs to the US and Canada due to shipping costs.

Here is the order of the blog hop:

Friday, September 27, 2013

Tea for 2

Liz has come up with another winner. Stop by the blog and see what the DT has done with her fabulous inspiration.
~ Tea for 2 ~

These photos are of my beloved Spike and a little girl who came to play one afternoon. She HAD to have a tea party then she HAD to share it with Spike. He was happy, I got lots of situation!!!
Paper, Flowers, Gems, Canvas Stickers:Prima
Dylusions Mist:Ranger
Brads:Bo Bunny
Enamel Dots:MME
Masks:Ranger, Kite
Gesso:Faber Castel
Trim, Corrugated Cardstock, Drafter's Vellum:Stash
Border Punch, Pieces:Kreaxions #919
Liz for Practical Scrappers


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Delightful Frolic

10 Things Tuesday at Practical Scrappers:
For today's project I decided to make an inverted doilie. I cut a circle thae used my Kreaxions punch all around the inside edge of the circle. It makes a lovely frame for this sweet game of Ring-Around-the-Rosie.
~ Delightful Frolic ~
This page is also my entry for Paper Secrets:
I used corkboard stars and banners, a wooden ruler, and chalkboard paper to make the inverted doily and to back it.
Here's a shot of the journaling strip, the colors are such a soft pastel the camera was having trouble grabbing them.
Paper:Kaiser Craft, WeRMrk
Die Cuts:Kaiser Craft
Chip Board:Teresa Collins
Sticker:American Crafts
Ruler:Studio Calico
Cork:Denise Parcells
Trim:Webster's Pages
Gems:My Mind's Eye
Liquid Pearls:Ranger
Twine:The Twinery
Circle Cutter and Punches:Kreaxions
Kelly Holifield for Paper Secrets

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Silent Question:Sketchabilities #99

Flat stickers leave a little to be desired when texture is taken into consideration, but that doesn't mean you can't get artsy with them. For my sticke project I used the negative of two sticker flourishes as a stencil for modeling paste.
~Silent Question~
It was a bit tricky getting the modeling only in the negative space, but a little spillage added to the drama of the layout.
The chalkboard paper looks absolutely fabulous with the white paste and the dramatic red.
Paper:MME, Bazill, Riddersholm Design
Gems:Prima, Recollections, MME
Chipboard:Prima, 7 Gypsies
Transparencies:Little Yellow Bicycle
Die Cuts:7 Gypsies
Ink, Mist, Enamel Accents:Ranger
Alpha:American Crafts
Punch:McGill, Kreaxions

Monday, September 16, 2013

You Are:

Paper Girls Challenge Blog
Challenge # 40
Make Your Own Stamp
For this challenge I grabbed my nubby soap holder, dipped it in white pigment ink, and mooshed it all over my background. The result: random tiny circles...I think it's gonna be a hit.
~You Are~
Paper:Echo Park, Bazill, MME
Punches:Kreaxions #306, 901, and 902

Friday, September 13, 2013

Wristband Summer

 Hi and welcome everyone to Just Imagine Crafts / Kreaxions Punches
All About Me Blog Hop
We're giving away a Kreaxions 4 - in 1 punch and circle cutter to ONE lucky
blog hop participant. To be entered into the drawing for this prize simply
visit each DT blog, leaving a comment on each one. Follow Just Imagine Crafts please
and then leave one final comment on the Just Imagine Blog.
We'll announce the lucky winner on Monday!

In support of the Blog Hop all Kreaxions products will be 25% off
from  Sept 14 - Sept 15!!
 Discount good online only and CAN NOT be combined with any other offers.
For international shipping rates please contact customer service at
 Be sure to start  at :
From there the Hop starts with:
Charity ( you are here)

and after Wendi go back to Just Imagine Crafts to leave a comment about the blog hop.
In celebration of "All about Me"
I made this page below. Check it out and view the amazing things that Kreaxions products can do.
For my project I used Kreaxions 4-in-1 Punch #306, #902, and my trusty Circle Cutter.
~ Wristband Summer ~
This summer I spent hours soaking up the sun while attending mud bog, after demolition derby, after mud run. Was LOTS of fun, got thoroughly burnt, muddy, and addicted to fun with cars!!!
Thanks for stopping and hopping with us.
next up is Ginni.
Paper, Stickers, Alpha:Echo Park
Corkies:Studio Calico
Wood Elements:Prima
Twine:The Twinery
Embossing Folders:Cuttlebug and Darice
White Gel Pen:Marvy
1/2 inch Circle Punch:Uchida
Enamel Accents:Ranger
Modeling Paste:Liquitex
Gear Punches, Circle Cutter:Kreaxions
This page is also my entry for Paper Secrets Sketch with a twist challenge: Embossing Folders. I used embossing folders on my yellow circles as well as around the border of my page.



Our amazing card sketch artist has come up with another classic pattern to follow. I chose a black, white, and gold scheme along with a simple sentiment.
~ thanks ~
Paper:MME, Bazill
Ribbon:CTMH, Webster's Pages
Patty Selah for Practical Scrappers

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Bunny Ears

 Thrilling Thursday on the Just Imagine Crafts blog today.
Stop by for close-ups of the punched border and butterfly circle on this optically challenging layout!
~ Bunny Ears ~
During our last visit home these cousins discovered they were two of a kind. Happy, fun loving, and always up for a good joke.
Paper:Authentique, Bazill
Die-Cut Tabs, Stickers, Tiny Type:Teresa Collins
Enamel Dots:MME
Enamel Accents:Ranger
Alpha, Bark Stars:Prima
Border Punch:Kreaxions #901

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Success Story

Stamp, Stitch, Spray/Splatter
Time to add the three S's to your next project. Stop by the SWAT blog and see how the DT interpreted this fun theme.
~Success Story~
My son was thrilled to finally be able to ride his bike this summer. It seems my children are late bloomers when it comes to this skill. But now they all are capable of riding and can be seen zipping down to the park or over to their friend's house on any given afternoon.
This layout is my entry for the
Paper, Die-Cut's, Sticker:Teresa Collins
Stamps:Pink Paislee, Hero Arts
Dylusions Mist, Ink:Ranger
Trim:Webster's Pages
Alpha:American Crafts
Staples:Making Memories
Washi:Studio g, Crafty Steals, Made in Japan
Punches:CTMH, Martha Stewart, Uchida, 7 Gypsies
Juliana Michaels for Paper Bakery

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Bits and Pieces Give Away

It's time for C'est Magnifique Kits Bits and Pieces Give Away!!!
Stop by the BLOG and sign up then post the give away on your blog for a second chance to win.
And don't forget, the store is PACKED with yummy scrapping supplies.

Best Wishes

Thrilling Thursday on the Just Imagine/Kreaxions blog.
Today I have this elegant card up for your viewing pleasure. 
 ~ Best Wishes ~
Ink and Cardstock:CTMH
Paper:7 Gypsies
Feathers:Spare Parts
Stamp:Clear Arts
Mists:Tattered Angels
Wooden Flourish:Kaiser Craft
Border Punch:Kreaxions #924
Circle Cutter:Kreaxions


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Lawn Dear

Practical Scrappers Ten Things Tuesday:Stamping
In my search to try something new with stamping I came up with this idea. I took a laser cut wood veneer, dabbed it in modeling paste, and stamped my layout. It makes a great muted design against the patterned papers.
~ Lawn Deer ~
When I finished stamping modeling paste all over my page the veneer was perfectly distressed so I slipped it behind my photos. Here's a close up of the honey-comb design.
Silas loves this Lawn Ornament at our local Nursery.
He just HAD to do a photo shoot with it.
This layout is my submission for Sketchabilities #98.
Paper:Authentique, Sassafrass Lass
Wood Elements:Prima, Blue Fern Studios
Modeling Paste:Liquitex
Enamel Dots:Ranger
Trim;Webster's Pages
Border Punch:Kreaxions #902

Monday, September 2, 2013

One in a Million

Today we challenge you to use wire on a project. I love using new and unusual items in my scrapping process so I embraced this topic fully.
I made wire circles by wrapping floral wire around various bottles on my scrap table and twisting them off. I attached the circles to my card with brads. This idea went PERFECTLY with the September 6th card sketch at Paper Secrets.
Paper, Layered Sticker:MME
Stamp:Sweet Stamp Shop
Ink, Trim:CTMH