Design Team Inspiration Friday

I hope you've had a nice week :)  Our designers are here today to share some inspiration with you.   Take a peep...

using Egg Chick digi set

using Miceskate digi

using Egg Chick digi set

using Egg Bunny digi set

using Pandas digi set

using Egg Bunny digi set

using Egg Chick digi set

and here's the inside of her card, using a sentiment from this set 

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Customer Link-Up
Do you created with Imagine That! Digis by Kris recently??  We'd love to see it!  Please come link up your project to our ongoing Customer Linky and we'll pick a winner every 10 linkies :)  
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'Digi Of the Month' Link-Up
Join in our monthly progressive challenge and you'll automatically receive a FREE SET to play in next month's challenge!!  This month we are using 'Pretty Peacocks' - if you didn't play last month, you can still join in by using the FREEBIE in my blog train post OR purchasing the full set in the store.  Play and Win!

We're Sponsoring Kartenallerlei

We're sponsoring this month's Kartenallerlei challenge which is to use a blue ribbon :)  I think it's also a Spring theme.  The winner will receive 3 digi sets from Imagine That! Digis by Kris :)  Here's some gorgeous inspiration from their designers....
Card by Hilde
using "Daffodil"
card by Gea
card by Sandy
using "Daffodil"

Card by Laura
Card by Tonnie

Head on over and join the challenge for a chance to win!

Mid Month Linky Draw

Happy Sunday .... it's the 15th and that means it's time to draw a winner (of a free digi set from the store) from those who've linked up already to our monthly progressive challenge!  Of course you have til the end of the month to get your entries in, so if you haven't entered yet, please do.   This month EVERYONE can join in because the colored version of the challenge set is available free in my blog train post HERE.   Everyone who links up will receive a brand new Free digi set to play in April's challenge!

We use Random.Org to choose a random player and this month he chose...

Congrats to #3, DebiB
Please email me with your choice of digi set (up to $3.00)

and now here's a couple more DT cards to inspire you to come play!

DT Inspiration & New Releases

Hi!  Hope you've had a great start to your weekend :)  We've got lots of creative cards to share with you today from our designers, and we're welcoming back our lovely Guest Designer, Tiffany of "Tiff's Corner Creations" this week as well.

I also want to let you know about 2 brand new sets in the store called "Pandas" and "Koalas" and they each have digi papers to match!!  Check out these cuties....

using "Pandas" set

using "Koalas" set

and here's the inside of Lisa's card 
using a sentiment from the Koala set

 the colored version of Pandas are FUZZY!
using "Pandas" set

using "Pandas" set 

~ Guest Designer ~
using Rainy Day Fun kit

New for Easter!
using the newly released set, "Egg Chick"
(this set & 3 other Easter sets come with digi papers)

 Take Me Out to the Ball Game!
using Baseball Girl along with

this next card shows the front of a pop-up card...
using Baseball Girl 

and the inside of pop-up card :) 

 Weren't those fabulous?!!   
Thank you so much designers, your creativity is inspiring :)  

Remember, we have 2 monthly challenges going on...

- All who play win!  New digi emailed at end of month
- All who link up by the 15th will be in a special drawing to win a digi set of your choice

- one winner, drawn at the end of the month will win 3 sets of your choice
***This is contingent on # of linkers***

Weekly Design Team Inspiration

Hello.... it's almost Spring!! I can't tell you how nice it was to have some warmer weather, it was 67 degrees (f) here, in fact, my Spring-time allergies flared up today.  While I don't welcome to onset of sneezing and itchy eyes, I sure do enjoy the nicer weather and seeing people out and walking or riding bikes.  :)  

We have a small collection of cuties from our designers this week, but they're worth posting for sure... check these out and get your crafty mojo on!  :)

using "Baseball Boy" set and

using the brand new "Egg Bunny" set

using "Ladybug on Swing" and 

using the BCA set, "Full Support"
using "Baseball Boy" digi set and

here is her card unfolded
can use as a wall hanger! 

Have a crafty weekend, and hope you get to enjoy some sunshine too :)

What Does the Peacock Symbolize?

I recently had a fellow crafter ask me if I (or we here in the states?) use peacocks for the occasion of grieving.  Maybe because of a couple of sentiments I added to this set.  Honestly, when I created this Peacock set for this month's challenge, I wasn't putting too much thought into the symbolism of them, but rather just how God's amazing and beautiful creations are all around us and these in particular seem to radiate a peace and tranquility, which now that I think about it, can be very comforting for someone who is going through a difficult time in their life.

I've never attached a meaning to the peacock such as a religious belief, etc.  However, because a peacock naturally replaces it's feathers annually, it can be a symbol of renewal, much like Easter time brings thoughts of flowers blooming, or baby chicks and other springtime animals symbolize "new birth".  Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ at Easter time, which literally was "New Birth" - and some churches actually use peacock feathers to decorate at Easter time.  (Mine does not, but I've heard some do.)

I'm not into Greek/Roman mythology, but I read somewhere that the peacock is a sign of immortality - because "a peacock's flesh did not decay after death"  and also that "it has the power of resurrection, like a phoenix"  Like I said, I'm not into mythology and don't give it any credence, however, many nativity paintings often included a peacock as a representation of immortality and resurrection.  Some thought of the eyes on the feathers to represent God's omniscience.

So, there ya have it.  I think it can symbolize whatever it is to you.  For me, it's just a beautiful creation of God's, and.... I love birds.  And when I think of birds I am reminded of the verse, Matthew 6:26  "Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?"  It's comforting to know God will always provide for me [and my family] because the Bible tells me so.  :)

Here's a beautiful card by DT members Barb & Edwina, and if you missed the array of gorgeousness in our original challenge post, take a peek HERE.

See you tomorrow with more inspiration from the Design Team!

New Easter Digi Sets

Happy Monday :)  Four new sets have just been released, and they are "EGG"stra special this time because I've included 3 digi papers in each set, along with the colored digis, sentiments and even a li'l word art :)  Take a peep peek...

Be back soon with some Design Team Inspiration :)  
Have a lovely week everyone!

March DOTM Challenge - Peacocks

Happy March!  I'm sure ready for some warmer weather... you know what they say, "In like a lion, out like a lamb"  :)  Crossing fingers for that.

Thanks to all who played in February's challenge with the Mailbox Kitties!  I sure enjoy knowing my digis are getting put to use and bringing smiles to your friends & loved ones.  They were all so cute!

For this month's digi, I was inspired by the blog train theme at PS, which is "Animal Kingdom."  The color scheme was huge, but I eyed some beautiful magentas, blues and greens, so I drew up some 'Pretty Peacocks' for you to play with. ((see also 2 papers packs & 2 Alphas below.))  Everyone who entered last month received this set FREE!

EVERYONE can play this month because I'm offering the colored version of these peacocks in my Blog Train kit HERE.   (note:  just the colored peacocks/flowers from this set are free in the train kit, but you can purchase this whole set including outlines and sentiments in my shop here.)

Challenge Deets:
  • Create a project using this set (Not just a sentiment please, unless you use the coordinating digi papers along with it) - If you did not play last month, you can still jump in by purchasing this whole set in the store OR grab the freebie in my Blog Train post, then come link up!
  • Link your project to the Linky at the bottom of this post by March 31 
  • No sharing of the files/digis please
  • Everyone who links up will receive next month's set FREE!
**By entering our challenge, you give owner, Kris permission to use your card if she chooses on her product page for advertising purposes. Your name will be listed, of course.

Here's some lovely inspiration from our Designers to get you started :)

and here's a side-view showing all the layering, WOW! 
also using the Peacocks 12" digi papers

also using the Peacocks 6" and 12" digi papers

also using Peacocks 6" & 12" digi papers

also using Peacocks 6" digi papers

also using Peacocks 6" digi papers



Your Turn.  Please show us what you can do with our challenge set :)