Friday, December 15, 2017

The Mini Crop Starts TODAY!!!

Well everyone, Hanukkah is in full swing.  Christmas is only 10 days away.  Which also means all the other holidays of this season begin soon as well!  Are you ready?  Do you still need to create some gift card holders or some last minute holiday cards?  Or maybe (like me) you have family members with birthdays between now and the end of the year...  Or possibly you just need to take a little time for yourself to just be creative!  I know it's quite good mental therapy for me!

Whatever it is you need, the Creative Inspiration Mini Crop can help!  From today until 11:59 PM Eastern time on December 24 (just before Santa arrives in the USA and Canada) you will have the opportunity to play along with the Design Team members who have created simple, easy challenges.  They are designed for you to be able to complete several projects in the time allotted.  So even if you're busier than Santa and his Elves are right now, you can still squeeze these projects into your time schedule!

Be sure to sign up and become a member - Tell the Admin that you were sent via the blog! And then check out all the challenges for the month here in the Creative Inspiration Forum.  Even though the Mini Crop has begun, you can still complete the regular monthly challenges!  Their deadline is 11:59 PM on December 31 - Just before Midnight on New Year's Eve!  :) 

We wish all of you and yours the happiest of holiday seasons!  Happy Scrapping!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Sunday Card Sketch and Monday Layout Sketch

It's December and the 12 Days of Christmas challenges are done.  But don't worry!  Our daily challenges are in full swing and on the 15th we'll start our monthly mini crop.  So you've got lots of inspiration for your holiday challenges!

And here's Bev's Sunday Card Sketch for December 10th...

And here's her version of the sketch...
I just LOVE the colors she used on her card!

And here's the Monday December 11 Layout Sketch again by Bev...

And here is Design Team Member Lisa's version of Bev's sketch...

Look at all that white space and yet the page looks full!  I just LOVE this!

So I hope you'll create your own versions of the sketches and join us in the Creative Inspirations Forum for the other daily challenges, questions and chats!  Happy Scrapping!

Monday, December 4, 2017

12 Days of Christmas along with Sunday Card Sketch and Monday Layout Sketch

Happy Holidays everyone!  Can you believe it's already December???!!!  Only a few more days left in 2017! There's always so much happening in December and I wanted to make sure you don't miss out on anything!  The Creative Inspirations Forum is hopping with inspiration and challenges!

First, don't forget to check out the latest Creative Inspirations Magazine!  You can find it HERE The team of designers come from all over the world and oh my goodness it's chock full of Christmas and Holiday inspiration!!!

Next, a reminder of our current 12 Days of Christmas challenges that are ongoing in the forum.
Here's the link to all the challenges - 12 Days Of Christmas Mini Crop.  They're all easy challenges geared towards helping you prepare for the holiday season!

And finally we have our weekly sketches.  First is the December 3 Card Sketch by our fearless and awesome leader Bev Code.
And here is Linda's version of the sketch.  She said she chose to make a birthday card, but this would easily become a Christmas or Holiday card by changing the butterflies to flowers or holiday items!
Last but not least is the Monday, December 4 Layout Sketch (also by Bev).
Next is Guest Design Team Member Helen Nile's card version of the sketch.
And Design Team Member Joan's layout...
And one more reminder!  The December Mini Crop will be December 15 -24.  A last set of challenges to end the year.

We hope these challenges, magazine, sketches and examples inspire you to create your own holiday creations!

Happy Holidays and Happy Scrapping!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Creative Inspiration Magazine Issue #20 December 2017


Creative Inspiration Magazine Issue #20 December 2017 is live for your viewing.

Please open to full screen for the best viewing of the amazing stunning and talented projects from people around the world.

We would love to see you comment so we know you have taken the time to visit with us. Thanks

All the best to all of you from all of us at Creative Inspiration.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

This Week's Challenges

Do you know that the Creative Inspirations Forum has daily challenges until the third Friday of every month? 

This week's featured challenge is a recipe challenge for the Saturday All Sorts for last Saturday.  Here's what DT Member Ginni posted -

Today I want to give you a small recipe challenge...
I challenge you to use a (1) One word title or sentiment, (2) use a black background and (3) doodle a bit.
Here's my example.  This is my Grandson Noah several years ago enjoying his first gingerbread man cookie.

And here's what Forum Member Mary Lou did with this challenge -
Want to play along?  Here's the link to the challenge - Saturday All Sorts 11-11-17  We'd love to see YOUR creation!!! It can be a card, layout or an altered project and you have until November 30 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time to submit it!

And don't forget about the November Mini Crop!!!  Here's the themes that will be featured in the Mini Crop Challenges - FALL, FALL COLOURS, CELEBRATIONS, FAMILY, PETS, HALLOWEEN. LAYERS, SHAPES, ACCENTS.  The fun begins on Friday the 17th and ends on Sunday the 26th.  Be sure to come and join us!

Meanwhile, Happy Scrapping!



Monday, November 13, 2017

Sunday Card Sketch and Monday Layout Sketch Reveals

Hello everyone!  Are you all gearing up for your holiday projects???  It seems to come faster every year!  Here are a couple of sketches that might help you get into the card making and scrappy mood!

The Sunday Card Sketch is really cool!
And here's DT Member Danielle's version of it...  Shows you can interpret sketches any way you want!
And the Monday Layout Sketch is fabulous!

I love how DT Member Tracy used the Fall theme and made it her own!  Isn't the honeycomb perfect on this page?!
Want to play along and win a prize?  Use the links to go to the forum and post YOUR versions of these two amazing sketches!

And a reminder as the Holiday Season is fast approaching!  Here's a schedule for November and December.

November Mini Crop from November 17 through the 26th with the following themes - FALL, FALL COLORS, CELEBRATIONS, FAMILY, PETS, HALLOWEEN. LAYERS, SHAPES, ACCENTS.

12 Days of Christmas Mini Crop - With prizes and games and tons of easy inspirational ideas for Christmas gifts, etc. - December 1 through 12th.

December Mini Crop - December 15 through 24 with the following themes - FAMILY, HOLIDAYS, VACATIONS, CELEBRATIONS, CHRISTMAS, SPARKLE, BLING, GLOSSY ACCENTS, CLUSTERS

So mark your calendars for LOTS of fun, inspiration and ideas to help you make those holiday cards and gifts!

Happy Scrapping everyone!



Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Sunday Card Sketch and Monday Layout Sketch Reveals

Sorry it's been so long since we posted anything here.  Sometimes life just gets in the way of things and time just passes faster than you realize.  Today I'm sharing the Sunday November 5 Card Sketch and the Monday November 6 Layout Sketch.

The Simday November 5 Card Sketch by Bev is amazing as always...

And this is DT Member Joan's version of the sketch -
What a gorgeous set of colors for an autumn card!!!

Next is the Monday November 6th Layout Sketch.  Another amazing one by Bev...
And this was my favorite of all the Design Team's versions.  This one's by Brenda...
I just LOVE the black background with the gold, pink, green and white pops of color!!!

Want to play along and win a prize?  Use the links to go to the forum and post YOUR versions of these two amazing sketches!

And a reminder as the Holiday Season is fast approaching!  Here's a schedule for November and December.

November Mini Crop from November 17 through the 26th with the following themes - FALL, FALL COLORS, CELEBRATIONS, FAMILY, PETS, HALLOWEEN. LAYERS, SHAPES, ACCENTS.

12 Days of Christmas Mini Crop - With prizes and games and tons of easy inspirational ideas for Christmas gifts, etc. - December 1 through 12th.

December Mini Crop - December 15 through 24 with the following themes - FAMILY, HOLIDAYS, VACATIONS, CELEBRATIONS, CHRISTMAS, SPARKLE, BLING, GLOSSY ACCENTS, CLUSTERS

So mark your calendars for LOTS of fun, inspiration and ideas to help you make those holiday cards and gifts!

Happy Scrapping everyone!