Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Special Delivery

It's November 30th and time for the Just Imagine Craft/Kreaxions Design Team Reveal.  This month we want to welcome you to the Just Imagine/Kreaxions Blog Hop.  So glad you could join us! We’ve kept it short and sweet so hop along to each blog, leaving a comment along the way. One participant will be chosen from the comments for a $10 Just Imagine Crafts gift card. The designers have tips, tutorials, and/or prizes so don’t miss out!
Here is the order of the hop:
Just Imagine Crafts Blog (
Joan Borgelt ( * you are here
Candy Spiegel (
The winner of the Gift Certificate will be posted on the Just Imagine blog and facebook page ( on December 7th. Share this blog post on your facebook page and leave a comment here for an extra entry!!! And don’t forget, the punches the designers have used will be 25% off in the Just Imagine Store ( for 2 weeks!!! That is Punch #312, #902, #914 & #919 will be on sale for $11.99
from December 1st through December 14th.
If you leave a comment on my blog your name will be entered into a random draw for a RAK from me.  I'll  be sending one lucky participant a Kreaxions Circle Cutter.
This month the theme was "Christmas, Green or Trees".  I decided to get a jump start on making my Christmas cards and created this Special Delivery card using the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #914


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Cowboy Costume

I completed this layout for Vincent's album using a challenge from Creative Inspiration, the November 8th TTT.  The challenge was to create a project and use layering.

I hope you have a chance to check out the Creative Inspiration Board
and be inspired by the FUN challenges this month.
Cowboy Costume

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Modeling Paste/Custom Embellishments

I'm up on the Off The Rails Scrapbooking blog today, sharing a tutorial.

Modeling Paste: A matte, opaque mixture of marble dust and polymer emulsion that is used to build heavy textures and three-dimensional forms on flexible or rigid supports.

Modeling Paste is a staple in my arsenal of scrapbooking supplies.  I love using Modeling Paste along with a stencil to add texture to my pages.  I was sure that the use of this product could be expanded upon and that there were other creative possibilities waiting out there to be discovered.

What about using Modeling Paste to create custom embellishments?!

What you will need:
Craft Mat
Modeling Paste
Application Tool
Heavy Cardstock

 1)  I taped the white cardstock and the doily stencil to my craft mat.
2) I applied the Modeling Paste over the stencil with a
palette knife ( a little on the heavy side)

 3) The hardest part was letting it dry overnight (it needs to be completely dry)

 4) When the Modeling Paste was completely dry I fussy
cut the doilies and shapes from the cardstock

5) Voila ... custom embellishments

I added pearls for a little bling


The finished layout



Saturday, November 5, 2016

"SCRAP"booking and Merry Christmas

Two projects today:

I'm up at Creative Inspiration for the Saturday All Sorts Challenge.
Think about it ...  scrapbooking is “SCRAP”booking. This means it's a great way for you to use up your extra paper scraps, and that was my inspiration for today’s layout.
I saved all those strips of paper I trimmed off for other projects and used them as a fun accent on this layout.
My challenge to you is to create a layout or card and use up some of your paper scraps.  You have till the end of the month to play along.  Be sure to check out the Creative Inspiration board for more challenges and some great inspiration from the Design Team.



Today I'm also sharing a card on the Just Imagine Crafts / KreaxionsPunches Blog.
Is it ever to early to start making your Christmas cards?  For as many as I have to make I'm thinking I should have started months ago.  This card was easy to make because I used the Kreaxions Circle Cutter.  I created the Christmas wreath by cutting 1 1/2 inch and 1/2 inch circles.  Adding a banner, a little seam binding and some jingle bells finished it off.


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Off The Rails Scrapbooking November Mood Board

There's a new mood board challenge up at Off The Rails Scrapbooking. 
That also means there is a Design Team Reveal. 
Do you want to be inspired by some amazing work
 ... then be sure to check out the blog. 
For November the theme
is "Summer Photos".  I just happen to have a photo of
a friend's little girl that fit the bill for this challenge.
I had some fabric scraps left over from a rag banner I made and
decided to weave the fabric together to make my background.
For this project I raided my stash and pulled everything
I had that went with the mood board.  Then through the process
of elimination I started selecting my embellishments.
I'm always amazed at what I find in my stash. 



We have two sponsors for the month of November:
Memory Maze