Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Exploring - Imaginisce Inspiration

Hello my blogging friends. I hope you all had an awesome Easter! I had all my college kids home over the weekend, so my house was noisy again :) And you're never too old to color eggs.

I have a couple Imaginisce projects to share. The first is a layout featuring my favorite cat, Spook. Spook was one of my foster kitties that I couldn't bear to part with. Spook and his brother Jinx came to us from the local pound when they were just a few weeks old with respiratory infections. They were so sick. Wouldn't eat or drink anything. The kids and I took turns forcing feeding them chicken broth with an eye dropper. I paced the floors holding them, patting their backs, and listened to them labor to breathe. I thought we were going to lose them. After a couple days though, they seemed to be able to breathe a little better. Pretty soon they were running around and you would never have guessed how sick they were. Jinx went to his furever home but I could bear to give up Spook and he joined our family. Spook still likes to sprawl across my shoulders so I can pat him :)
My back yard is fenced in, so Spook is pretty safe running around outside. He likes to run out when I let the dog out. It is fun to watch him chase bugs, especially the grasshoppers. Here are some close-ups...
 The title was cut with my Silhouette. The dragonflies were made with an old Sizzix paddle punch. I like to layer them so it looks like they are flying off the page.
The Imaginisce designers were given this color inspiration to follow...
Imaginisce: Childhood Memories: Patterned Paper, alpha stickers, Sticker Stackers;  Good Dog: Pattern Paper, paw print snag 'em stamp;  Endless Summer: sun snag 'em stamp;  I-Rock tool; Hot Rocks Compact Jewel;
Bazzill cardstock in cream and black; Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalk ink in Baja Blue; Ranger Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and Antique Linen; Tsukineko Staz On ink; Little Yellow Bicycle Wood Naturals; Studio Calico wood veneers; Teresa Collins Now & Then Washi tape; Sixxiz dragonfly paddle punch; Sakura Micron pen; Silhoutte Cameo Die Cut machine.

My second project is a card I made for the April Imaginisce Sketch Challenge. Here is the sketch...
Challenge Rules:
1.  Use pastel colors
2. Theme: SPRING
3.  Use ribbon/twine
This was a tough one. I didn't have much for pastel papers...
I thought I could send this card to one of my girlfriends. Imaginisce always has an awesome prize, so give this challenge a try! You have til the end of April to link up.
Imaginisce: Hello Cupcake: Pattern Paper; Childhood Memories: Pattern Paper; Love You More: Pattern Paper; Hippity Hop: Chipboard Stickers;
Bazzill: cardstock in white and orange; The Twinery: strawberry twine; Epiphany Crafts: flower button tool, buttons; Quick Quotes: Powderpuff ink in Coconut white, Green with Envy,  Pink Cheeks, and Baja Blue; Darice: clouds embossing folder; Silhouette Cameo Die Cut machine

I am linking my projects up at Paper Issues. Their latest issue is clouds, butterflies, rainbow, etc ...

Enjoy your week everyone!


  1. Love your scrapbook page and your darling card.

  2. thanks for sharing your layout with us at Paper Issues! I've showcased it on the blog today ;)


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