Friday, December 28, 2012

2 Years Ago This Month

It was two years ago that I opened my email from my iPad late one night and got some of the most exciting news!  Let me tell you how it started and then stay for a BLOG HOP at the end of this post.

I had been on design teams for sketch sites, kit clubs and challenge sites and I was ready to take the leap to a manufacturer when I saw a call for Imaginisce. I bought bits and pieces of their Christmas and birthday lines and went to work creating these Christmas trees & photo tutorial, which even today, are one of my most visited posts from this blog. Perhaps it's the trees themselves or maybe it's the photo tutorial but these babies get a lot of attention.

I also made a birthday layout and a Christmas card and sent my application in to Imaginisce in response to their open design team call. Apparently these got the attention of Imaginisce too because I was invited to join the 2011 team and eventually the 2012 team too!

My 2nd term is ending in just a few days and I am still soo thankful to Lori Allred for originally inviting me to join the team and becoming such a fun friend to hang with here, there and everywhere. Also to Bridget because she's just cool and we repin each other all the time on Pinterest, plus when we hang out we always have fun. And of course Cari for asking me back for a 2nd term and being so supportive, especially during my job-related stress period this year, and Don for always making me feel awesome! I made such wonderful friends on both of these teams. I will miss you all but I will keep an eye on your artistry.

You will see a little bit of me in 2013 with Imaginisce though - I designed some layouts and an alterable using their CHA Winter 2013 collections. I'll be sure to share them here on my blog.

I'd like to show you a few of my favorite things and/or most visited items from my Imaginisce gallery. These span the course of two years and the links are clickable:

Veteran's Day "Hero" Card
Monkeying Around Necklace & Bracelet Made by Me!
Mini Album VIDEO TUTORIAL

Best Friends Forever
Altered Gingerbread House Banner Magic Reindeer Food TUTORIAL: DIY Clay Pot Pumokins
Detachable Ornament Christmas Card What I Love About You Mini Album Vacation Mini - Click to See Additional Pages World Travelers

DIY Accessories
Friends Are the Best Accessories Back to School Back to School Teacher Gift
Traveling DIY Bingo Game
DIY Stocking Stuffers
Splash Zone Bundle of Joy Card

I wish the ladies of the 2013 design team the best of luck and thanks to Imaginisce for giving me my big break! 
Blog Hop 
Make sure to leave a comment on my blog (and become my newest follower if you like what you see). Your next stop is the last stop - the Imaginisce blog. Make sure to complete the entire hop for a chance to win a Love you More collection pack (full details on the Imaginisce blog)!

Heather Leopard - YOU ARE HERE

43 comments:

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

I think you are a great designer ands it was just a matter if time. Good luck all your future wishes and dreams, may they all come true!

joybear said...

Lots of amazing project!! And yes those trees are outstanding!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

No doubt about it ... your trees (and all your projects) are just amazing!!! Love them all!!!!

loulou said...

What an amazing bunch of projects, such fabulous designs. Thankyou for sharing your story. cheers Linda

CMB1266 said...

It looks like you had a great time on the design team and did some wonderful projects. Beautiful work.

Suzy said...

Those trees are FABULOUS! Thanks so much for sharing.. I will miss seeing your projects at Imaginisce! :)
Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

Guiseppa said...

Heather...your stuff is always fabulous! I am gonna miss you! I will be watching facebook and your blog to keep up on your wonderful projects!

Scraprageous said...

Such beautiful projects. I am definitely becoming a follower. Blog hops are so much fun -- especially when I find such an inspiring blog. Can't wait to see what you do next!

TJ Butler said...

Wow - I love your projects. They are all just so creative, colorful and AMAZING!

Michele Duffy said...

Thanks for sharing the story of how you ended up on the DT in the first place :)

Sandi said...

You have an awesome talent and I LOVE your Imaginisce creations. But I follow your blog by email so I will continue to be inspired by you. Best of luck in 2013.

Iris said...

Those trees are just amazing. All the projects are so inspiring. I'm signing up as a follower of your blog right now! Iris

jj said...

Wow your projects are amazing! You really have been busy creating over the past 2 years. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Cari Locken said...

Heather, loved your work & having you on the team!!! I'm going to miss you tons!!! But I wish you all the best.

Adora Concepcion said...

your work/style is amazing!!! :)

Gisèle said...

wow, some fantastic work, you are a rocking designer!!!

Nicole Nowosad said...

Lots of great projects Heather :)

Holly and little people said...

Wow, such a prolific gallery stuffed full of amazing projects. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity.

scrappin2babygirls said...

great projects tfs
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful projects! Will miss seeing all your Imaginisce projects this year!

Sue D said...

Wow--what a lot of fabulous projects!!

Robin B. said...

All of your projects are great but those Christmas trees are amazing! Thanks for sharing.

Shellye McDaniel said...

Love your style, girl! I've enjoyed creating alongside you this year...it's been a fun time! All the best to you :)

Corissa Freeman said...

So many fun projects. Thank you for sharing!

blbabe1234 said...

Beautiful work. Love how you showcased your faves.

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

Heather, it's always so much fun to see what you create next!!! I will miss designing with you and Imaginisce, but will definitely visit you here to see your latest creations!

Hugs - Rhonda

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS for sharing your Favorite AMAZING creations!! I enjoyed all of the INSPIRATION!! THANKS for the chance to win and have a FABULOUS New Years WEEKEND!! =)

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

OMG!!!! Those trees are amazing. I had to pin them and I will try making them for next year. You are amazing!

{VICKI} said...

i hate goodbyes...

ScrapbookMary said...

Fabulous! All of your projects are great. It's been wonderful seeing all of your designs. Cheers!

Texas Cattlewoman said...

Amazing creativity! I can understand why your trees stood out! I look forward to visiting again!

Kim

Janet Zeppa said...

Thanks for all your wonderful inspiration this past year!

butterfly843 said...

Love all the inspiration

Beatrice Lawson said...

I wish you a great 2013 and thank you for sharing your beautiful creations.

Connie Mercer said...

That is so exciting and makes me smile~great story!! Wishing you the best year in 2013!!

Melinda said...

Definitely love those trees!

Ange said...

You make amazing projects! And your trees a stinking awesome!!

Teresa said...

what great projects

Ruth G said...

So many wonderful ideas shared! Thanks for all you do and best of luck as you travel on your creative path!

Stampin Lara said...

WOW, so talented! You really have some great projects, lots of inspiration! I can see why that tree gets lot of attention... love it. Best of luck in 2013, can't wait to see what you come up with!

Carol said...

Your project ideas are great, thanks for the inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Diana Waite said...

wow these are AWESOME!

Rebecca said...

It was so great working with you and Imaginisce this year--all your projects are fabulous :)

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