I’m beyond thrilled to be here today as a Guest Designer!
I little about me:
My name is Joan Borgelt and I’m an education specialist by day and a passionate scrapbooker by night. I am a wife to Randy (33 years), mother to 3 grown children and a grandmother to 8.5 grandchildren.
I have been scrapbooking and paper crafting for about 15 years. My love for nostalgia, vintage finds and patterned paper (I’m an official paper hoarder) have kept me artistically intrigued.
I have a variety of styles and skills and will try any technique at least once.
Hip/Modern – I like trying new techniques and my color choices are bold and assorted. Romantic – Distressing and inking are my favorite techniques. I love layering paper and if I can find a way to use ribbon and flowers on a boy layout I will. Shabby-Chic – I love all things vintage, well worn and peeling. Experimenting with mixing colors, patterns and textures is very forgiving. I have learned that a mistake can be taken as part of the look I was going for.
I’ve been scrapping and paper crafting for over a decade and have tired numerous circle cutters. Up to this point I have never had one that worked and/or that I liked. I’ll just say where has the Kreaxions Circle Cutter been all my life! This tool is so easy to use and you get perfect results every time.
I wanted to do something special for this layout “Expecting Gracelynn”. It’s for our daughter who is expecting their 6th child and their first girl. I used the Kreaxious B circle template along with the positioning system and the #312 4 in 1 punch to create the punched circle. I also added some extra detail to the corners by using the #312 punch with the C insert. I love the results!
For the “Spooky Card” I had wanted to try making these flowers out of newspaper for months and never did because … who has time to cut out all those circles. Using the Kreaxions Circle Cutter I found I could cut through several layers of newspaper at once, what a timesaver! Using the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #312 with no insert I created the perfect border to finish off the card.
For the “Boo” card I used the Kreaxious Circle Cutter to cut a perfect circle which I distressed and then mounted my title on. Using the Kreazions #312, 4 in 1 punch I made a border and then embellished it with pearls.
I am thrilled to be here today to share with you.. Joan GDT