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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Guest Designer - Day 1 & Giveaway!

We are thrilled to introduce our Guest Designer for the month of December...



"I am a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. I have been
scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco
scissors. Since then, my work has evolved into a clean, linear,
photo-focused style. I have been published a few times, been to a few
trade shows, taught a few classes, worked for a few design teams ... but
have not yet lost the love for this hobby. I love it for the creative
outlet, and the good people I have met along the way.

My favorite subjects to scrap are my husband and five kids. (I never
lack for subject material!) I especially like making mini-albums of
our many trips together. When I'm not scrapping I am traveling,
blog-hopping, reading, or editing photo shoots. And doing laundry.
Always laundry.

I am so excited and lucky to be a Guest Designer for Imaginisce! Thank
you, Imaginisce for letting me play with such an innovative and fun product line!"



Now before we share with you the amazing projects that Shanute has created we asked her a few questions just so that we (and you) could get to know her a bit better.

Q: Diet or Regular?

A: Diet, and caffeine free. If I am going to "splurge" though, I choose Chocolate Milk.


Q: When & where do you scrap/craft?

A: We added onto our house a few years ago, and I got an entire Scrap room out of it. Occasionally when I am feeling pretentious, I clean it out, and then call it my "Studio."

(Link to photos of my studio:

http://shauntewadley.blogspot.com/2011/09/my-studio-tour.html)


Q: What is one item or technique you use most often?

A: I often use my sewing machine on my paper projects. People assume that I am a quilter. Not so. Truth is, I am domestically challenged. The buttons I have sewn back on, and the hems I have attempted resemble the work of a five year old.


Q: What is your favorite Imaginisce tool or product?

A: The cordless glue gun!! I am always working on projects while watching movies with my family. Before the cordless glue gun, I would always have to fight for the seat on the couch next to an outlet. Now I can sit anywhere!! lol I am also quite partial to the iRock. I love bling! It makes the squirrel in me very happy.


Q: How do you kick start your creative process?

A: With the product I need/get to work with. I am usually inspired by the color palette, or the wording of a sticker or die-cut, and then I go searching for the perfect photos to match.


Q: What product couldn't you live without?

A: I love dimension. I literally can NOT scrap without some type of foam adhesive. This is also why I like to do mini-albums. I am not limited by what I can slip back into a page protector. lol.


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Ok, it's time to share with you some of Shaunte's gorgeous work using Santa's Little Helper collection.

She die cut the pizza box (using a Lifestyle Crafts die), and filled it full of 'tags' that she made using the Santa's Little Helper stamps and also the die-cuts. She just added some string and stamped 'to/from' on the back of them.
The finished box size is 3.75" x 3.75" and 1" deep.


She then altered this altoid tin - isn't it adorable??
She liked it because it is magnetic and it could be filled with any kind of stocking stuffer, or perfect size for a gift card. Shaunte filled it with magnets.

Shaunte just added some magnetic strips to the back of some of the 3-D cardstock stickers viola! Instant Holiday fridge decor!

Here's a festive layout that Shaunte made. The twine used for the 'reigns' on the reindeer & Santa's sleigh is brilliant!


Shaunte made a fabulous Christmas card and we love the shape of this card!


And the last project that we'll share with you today is a mini album.
The mini album is 3.5" x 3.5". It is adorable and so easy to throw together since everything matches! (Santa's Little Helper collection). Shaunte made this using a tutorial that she found through Pinterest.



Wasn't that fabulous??
We're so thankful to Shaunte for designing so many beautiful projects. And we're thrilled that she will be sharing some more tomorrow using the Hippity Hop collection. So you won't want to miss tomorrow's post.


Giveaway!
We just couldn't share all these wonderful projects without having a giveaway of Shaunte's favorite Imaginisce tool ...

the i-rock tool (and accessories)!

Here's what you need to do in order to enter the contest:
Hop on over to Shaunte's blog leave her a comment and become a follower of her blog. Then come back here and leave a comment on today's blog post and tomorrow's blog post.
(the winner will be announced on Friday)

Good luck!!

65 comments:

callyannc said...

Love all her projects! I just saved an Altoid can to alter for Valentines! New follower of hers and old of yours! Happy New Year! CallyAnn

Vicki and Don said...

Oh my, Shaunte's projects kept getting better and better! Definitely following! :-)

Luanne said...

Shaunte's projects are gorgeous! I love the contents of her layouts, you can see many things and very colorful.

Moni said...

Gorgeous projects Shaunte! Love them all. Hugs,Moni

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Oh these creations are gorgeous!!! I love the design and the feel to them all! Thanks for sharing these, Shaunte, and thanks for the chance to win an irock! *sigh* :D

jazz's crafts said...

ooh, just love the mini album and the altered tin, can't wait to check out her blog n also stand a chance to win the the i-rock tool!

JaniceA said...

I love the album, but I always love seeing things that have been made onto new things like the Altoid container. Janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com New follower of Shaunte's and old follower here.

Angie said...

I checked out her blog and became a follower. Beautiful family she has and fantastic work!!! I wasn't able to leave a comment on her site though, it kept giving me an error.... :(

Michelle said...

all of shaunte's projects are absolutely beautiful...the layout is magnificent!
i am now a follower of her blog...but sadly...for some reason...was not able to post a comment..(will try again later)

Miriam Prantner said...

I LOVE that mini album she created! So cute!!!! I'm now following Shaunte's blog too. She's talented AND funny!

csparky61 said...

Oh my..not only is Shaunte creative, but she is hysterical. I read a few posts on her blog and found myself laughing out loud. Thank you for hosting the giveaway, and for introducing me to her blog.

Sue D said...

I visited Shaunte's blog, left a comment and became a follower.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Jean said...

Left a comment on Shanunte's blog! HAd so much fun visiting there! Wonderful prohjects!

Svetlana said...

What a great projects! Love colors and dimension

Lucy said...

Just came back from Shanunte's blog. She has had a tough time this year but her projects are all wonderful! TFS :)

Dolly said...

I keep getting a error messagae too. Very cute blog and love the projects Shanunte made. She will be one to follow.
Dolly

JuPooh65 said...

All I can say is "WOW!!!" Your projects are just wonderful! VERY talented lady for sure. Thanks for sharing all your "craftiness" with us! Wish i was half as talented. :D

Angela said...

What beautiful projects! I really love your style!

Beatrice Lawson said...

All I can say is wow, her projects are wonderfully detailed and I love her 3D effects! And her blog is hilarious - now that I found it I am a follower and hope she keeps the laughs coming!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

I'm now a follower of her blog, it's funny! Love all of the creations too!

{VICKI} said...

I commented and became a follower
thanks for the chance

Anna said...

Became a follower! Such lovely work!!

Cassie_lu said...

Became a follower. Her projects are great.

Carol said...

Shaunte's projects are beautiful! Thank you for sharing

Miss Cooper said...

Her projects are amazing! Thank you for sharing!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Great projects, everything is just wonderful.

Sandy said...

Left a comment on Shanunte's blog and became a follower!Love her work.

TheIrishScrapper said...

Just became a follower an Shauntee blog! Thanks for the giveaway! Shannon theirishscrapper2011atgmaildotcom

scrapperbecka said...

WOW Shauntee your projects are awesome! and I love your scrapbooking room, "Studio" LOL!
You really look organized.
scrapperbecka at yahoo dot com

Cynthia B. said...

I already follow Shaunte's blog - I left her a comment today too. She's such a hoot! Gotta love gag gifts for Christmas. :) thanks for sharing these lovely projects, Shaunte!

loving3boys1girl said...

I'm now following Shaunte's blog. I loved reading her posts. Haven't laughed that hard in so long. And she has great projects too!

~Tracy
blue.tacs at yahoo dot com

Liz said...

Beautiful mini - this one I really want to try !

Frankenmunster said...

LOVE her little box and tin that hold the tags/magnets, this is a super cute idea!!! As always, I love all the Imaginisce christmas paper! thanks for the opportunity to win and to see new people inspiration!

Barbara said...

Very, very cute projects and a fun lady! Thanks for the introduction! I am now a follower of hers and of course I am of yours, and this is all just wonderful fun! Thanks!

LolĂ´ Artesanato said...

Adorable projects
xx
Leila

B. Poteraj said...

I tried to leave a comment on her blog, but it wouldn't work for some reason.....I loved her projects---they are definitely to my taste.

sharon g said...

The guest's blog won't accept comments. It switches to a blank screen... I really liked her Altoids box. Very cute.

Elaena's mommy said...

So many fun and new ideas, thanks!

Elaena's mommy said...

Ok kind of frustrated. I am now following her blog but I can't for some reason post a comment on her blog. Will try again later I guess.

PamS said...

I have become a follower of Saunte's blog and I did leave her a comment. Love her projects.

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS for sharing!! =)
I LOVE all of the PROJECTS!!
What a great idea to give for gifts!! LOVE the boxes filled with mademade tags!!
I also LOVED Shaunte's Blog!! THANKS for the chance to win and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Guiseppa said...

These projects are amazing! We are so much alike. I too love my foam adhesive and can't create a project without it.

Melinda said...

Great inspiration, Shaunte! I really like the pizza box with tags and the mini album! I'm a new follower of Shaunte's blog and left her a comment!

Wendy Crowe said...

Love all these projects!! That twine is just awesome! Love Shaunte's blog!! Too funny!!

SandiB said...

All of your projects are amazing. Love your scraproom and how organized it is.

ajmaluck said...

I just became a follower on your blog Shaunte. Amazing projects that you have created.

glenda said...

I went to Shaunte's blog and now am a follower! She is so creative! thanks for the chance to win...

Carol said...

Love this cute project!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

dstandard said...

Shaunte rocks - her work is amazing and your web page is just so amusing!

Lisa G. said...

Love her projects! And she is funny as all heck :)

Patti B said...

So glad that I visited and got to meet Shaunte. She is very talented.

pattispaperfun.blogspot.com

Betty Anne said...

I love all the great projects Shanunte made, popped over and became a follower of her blog.

Colleen said...

Love the fun creative ideas, especially the tag box and the magnet tin. I am really wanting to try my hand at making some tags.

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Love your Christmas mini and gorgeous LO!!

Nicole said...

wow! You did some AMAZING projects Shaunte! Thank you so much for sharing! I am now a follower of your blog :)

Lillian Child said...

Shaunte's projects are SERIOUSLY creative! Love her style!

Denay said...

I'm so into cards right now and I love the card Shaute made. It's going on my list of things to do! I also love the mini album.

The papers in the Santa's Little Helper collection are so cute and versitile.

Amanda said...

What fun projects! I am inspired to try something different!

Iris said...

Love the mini album. Iris

Laura Stewart said...

love the boxes

Scrapalajen aka Jennyfer said...

I'm a new follower of Shaunte's blog. Love the boxes and the mini album. Fantastic projects!

DonnaSue said...

Very nice album and tin projects! What's next? I will be checking.

Kathy said...

Shaunte's projects are so cute! Left her some love on her blog and became a follower there!

Kathy Salazar said...

I just love the tags & box, well actually it is all so cute but really like the tags- I am following on Shante's blog too- glad to have been directed to it- Thank you

Beth said...

very cute

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