Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Mid-Week Challenge Spotlight

This week we're sharing the Tuesday Tutorials,Tips and Techniques challenge by Design Team Member Colleen.  Here's what she shared -

"This is probably not new to some of you but I had so much fun with this card.  I used dies to cut out the leaf shapes and then inked around the inside of the cutout leaf.  I used different colored leaves to inset into the shapes I just cut out.  I also inked around the leaves before I adhered them down.  So I would like to see you use both a positive and negative shape."

And here's her beautiful example!
Show us what you created with this challenge by sharing it on the Creative Inspiration Forum.

Happy Scrapping and Happy Cardmaking!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Sunday Card Sketch and Monday Layout Sketch

Hi everyone!  Did you enjoy World Cardmaking Day?  I know there were a LOT of places celebrating and giving prizes.  Hope you had fun with our challenges!

Today we're sharing the Sunday card sketch for October 15.  Here's the sketch by Bev Code.
And here's Design Team Member Annie's version of the sketch...
 And here's Bev's wonderful layout sketch for Monday, October 16.
And this is Design Team member Brenda's version of the sketch.
And to give you a heads up for upcoming holiday events...  We will have a 12 Days of Christmas celebration from December 1 - 12 as well as our monthly Mini Crop from the 15th through the 24th!  The challenges will be easy so you can finish all those gifts and tags and cards and layouts with ease!  We will also have our October mini crop from the 21st through the 30th, and the November mini crop from the18th through the 27th! So be sure to come join us for those fun challenges!  And remember that we have daily challenges every day up to the beginning of the mini crops so there's a challenge for almost every day of every month!  LOTS to inspire and challenge you!

Hope you enjoyed these sketches and projects!  Be sure to come to the Creative Inspiration forum and play along!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017


Mark your calendars and join us for games and card challenges for our 
World Card Making Day celebrations Oct 7 - 10th. 
Here is the link to join and play along ... fun prizes too.


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

October 1 Card and October 2 Layout Sketches

Hello!  Did you see the latest Creative Inspiration E-Zine???  OMG it's better than all the rest!!!  The projects, cards and layouts have inspiration for every level and style of scrapping!  So if you haven't already seen it, scroll down to the post just before this one and check it out!  Be sure to put it on full screen!  :)

So today I'm combining the Sunday Card and Monday Layout sketch posts.  First up is Bev's amazing card sketch.  Can we just print it and mail it?!  LOL!

And here's Colleen's amazing version as inspiration!

Next is Bev's fabulous layout sketch.  I just LOVE big circles!

I tried really hard to choose one of the DT members' versions to share here but I just couldn't choose!  So here's the link to the forum section where you can see them all for yourselves!  October 2 LO Sketch Link.

We hope you'll join us in the forum to share your projects with us!  Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Creative Inspiration Magazine Issue #19 October 2017

Creative Inspiration Magazine Issue #19 October 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

Monday, September 25, 2017

Use Your Stash Challenge

Can you believe that September is almost over already???!!!  WHERE has this year GONE?!

The birthday bash and mini crop are all over now.  BUT there's still time to play!  You have until 11:59 PM Eastern Time to complete the regular daily challenges in the Creative Inspiration Forum.  Here's the normal schedule:

Sunday Card Sketch
Monday Layout Sketch
Tuesday Tips, Techniques
Wednesday Stash
Thursday Scraplift
Friday Inspiration
Saturday All Sorts

So be sure to go see what you can do with the amazing challenges the Design Team has come up with for this month!

Here's one of my favorites!  It's by Tracy Feely and it's the Wednesday, September 13 Stash Challenge...
Tracy says "I want you to really dig into your stash for this challenge. Here's a list of items you can use from your stash. You can use as many as you like but you have to use at least 4 from the list. And be sure and list which items you used.
Stash items:
Modeling paste/texture paste
Scrap paper
Washi Tape
Die cuts
I've used all of these on my layout.
So use up that stash! You have til the end of the month to enter!"

Happy Scrapping everyone!!! Let's use up that stash!!!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Sunday Card Sketch and Monday Layout Sketch Reveals

Hello everyone!  With all the Hurricane Irma commotion and my husband and I trying to finish building our home I totally spaced posting the card sketch yesterday!  OOPS!  Sorry!

So here's Bev's amazing sketch for Sunday, September 10 -
 And here's Danielle's fun version of Bev's sketch -
Next up is Bev's sketch for Monday, September 11 -
And since I'm late in posting I thought I'd change things up a bit.  Guest Design Team Member Deb Pulford shared this version...
And forum member Mary Lou was quick on this sketch and already posted her version!  So I thought it would inspire you as well!
I hope you've enjoyed these sketches and examples!  What will you create using them as inspiration?  Show us your work in the Creative Inspiration Forum!  Happy Scrapping and Card Making!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Wednesday September 6 Stash Challenge

This week's featured challenge is Swarna's Stash Challenge.  Here's what she posted in the Creative Inspirations Forum -
For Wednesday Stash .. i have used Handmade Flower from my stash which i had learned to make few months back.
The stamped images, sentiments , pattern paper everything from the stash which i have for long. 😊
 Hope you liked my card.
Excited to see your works using Handmade Flowers.

So what techniques do you use to make flowers?  We hope you'll come join us and show us your beautiful flower creations!  Here's the link to the forum - Creative Inspirations Forum

Don't forget there's still a TINY bit of time to complete the Birthday Bash challenges!!!  Happy Scrapping!!!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Monday 9/4 Layout Sketch Design Team Reveal

Hope everyone in the US enjoyed their Labor Day weekend! 

Today we're sharing the Monday Layout Sketch and revealing the Design Team's versions...

Here's Bev's wonderful sketch -

And here are the reveals from the Design Team:
First up is Annie
 And Phillis
What will YOU create by the inspiration of these talented ladies???  Show us yours in the Creative Inspiration Forum!!!  Happy Scrapping!!!

Monday, September 4, 2017

The Celebration Continues!

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!  And for those from the US, Happy Labor Day! 

We are in the midst of our Birthday Celebration with challenges, bingo game, Steal the Rak and of course all our daily challenges as well!  Be sure to come join us for more fun and games in the forum at Creative Inspiration Forum.

Today I'm sharing the Sunday 9/3 Card Sketch.  Bev really does amazing sketches!  And of course this one's no different...

Design Team Member Candy Cheleppy took this card sketch to a whole new level!  In Australia, Sunday September 3rd was Father's Day and she decided to challenge herself to take this beautiful sketch and make it into a masculine card.
I'd say she did an amazing job!!!  Wouldn't you?! 

So what will YOU do with Bev's sketch and Candy's example?  Show us your version in the forum!

Happy Cardmaking!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Celebrate With Us!!!

We are celebrating 1 year of Creative Inspirations with a Birthday Bash . Hope you'll play along... 10 days of challenges, game and prizes..

This is going to be SO MUCH FUN!  We hope you'll join us!  If you're not already a member, sign up now so you can get approved before the festivities start!  Tell them you came via the blog and they'll know you're not a robot or spammer. 

Happy Scrapping!!!

Monday, August 21, 2017

It's Time for the August Mini Crop!!!

I'm a couple of days late posting this so I apologize, but you still have plenty of time to play!  This month's themes are FAMILY, HOLIDAYS, VACATIONS, CELEBRATIONS, WATER THEMED, STICKERS, STITCHING.

And here is this month's challenge list:
1. Tracy - Vacations
2. Joan - vacation and stitching
3. Louise - Include a Birthday Cake photo
4. Danielle - stickers
5. Candy - water themed
6. Ginni - Water themed
7. Swarna - stickers
8. Bev - water themed + use some chipboard on project
9. Toni Archer - outdoor fun

The mini crop projects are due August 27th at 11:59 Eastern time.  Here's a link to the forum so you can play along! Creative Inspiration Forum.  If you're not yet a member, sign up and leave a note that you came via the blog and you'll get registered and approved right away!  Happy Scrapping!!!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tuesday Technique Challenge August 15

So far this week my FAVORITE challenge has been Julie's Tuesday Technique challenge!  I can't WAIT to try it!!!  Here's her challenge:

To day I want to share one of my favourite techniques. A wet medium i.e. Glimmer Mist and Glad wrap i.e. plastic wrap, cling wrap.  Simply apply a liberal amount of your medium so it is very wet then place a layer of glad wrap over the top ensuring you have lots of wrinkles
 Leave it until it is completely dry. I generally leave mine overnight. Then peel the glad wrap off
The wrinkles in the glad wrap leave beautiful patterns on your paper.  I have also done the same thing with Ranger Inks, which did not work as well
Color Crush Powders. Again not the best result
And Acrylic Paints. This one worked very well and I will definitely do this again
Here is a layout I created using this technique for the background
Hope you have time to give this a try. It is quick and easy to do. The only bug bear if you are like me is waiting for it to dry

And a side note from DT Member Colleen who tried the technique...  Piece of advice don't use press and seal wrap, it tears the paper when you take it off.  Thanks for letting us know Colleen!

So...  what do YOU think of this technique?  I personally can't WAIT to try it!  Show us your creation using this technique in the forum at August 15 TTT Challenge
Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Monday 8-14-17 Layout Sketch

Hi there!  Today's layout sketch by Bev is so pretty I just want to print it out and put pictures on it! 

However, after seeing what Design Team Member Lisa Moen did with this sketch, I have a million other ideas for it!

 So what about you?  Show us what YOU would do with this sketch in the forum.  Here's the link - Monday 8-14-17 Layout Sketch Forum Link
Happy Scrapping! 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Sunday Card Sketch - August 13, 2017

Hello and Happy Cardmaking!  Today we're sharing the newest card sketch.
And this is what Design Team Member Brenda Caldow did with the sketch.
So what will YOU do with this fabulous card sketch and example???  Show us in the forum at Sunday 8-13 Card Sketch!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Monday Layout Sketch

Today's layout sketch by Bev was a LOT of fun to play with!
Here's what Design Team members Louise and Toni chose to do with this fabulous sketch...

Louise used a LOT of different elements on her Good Morning page...

And Toni did a gorgous page about her granddaughter.

Here's the link to the forum so you can see what Bev, Joan, Tracy, Danielle, Swarna, Ginni  and Candy did with this sketch!  Monday LO Sketch 8/7.  Click on the link if you'd like to play along to!

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday Card Sketch

Today's card sketch by Bev is really pretty with a big doily, butterflies and lots of details.

And here is Lisa Moen's beautiful wedding card version of Bev's sketch...

If you'd like to play along with us, here's the link to the forum topic for this sketch.  Sunday 8/6 Card Sketch

We'd LOVE to see what you create with this sketch!  Happy Card Making!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Creative Inspiration Magazine Issue # 18 August 2017

Creative Inspiration Magazine Issue #18 August 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

Friday, July 28, 2017

The July Mini Crop is In Full Swing!

Have you ever joined us for one of our monthly mini crops?  They're so much FUN!  Each month has a theme and half of the Design Team plus the Guest Design Team Member share challenges with examples!  You have until Midnight Eastern Time on July 30th to complete this month's challenges...  Here's the link to the topic in the forum - July Mini Crop

Annie has a Fun and Bright challenge. Hello Crafty Friends! It's summertime!! Everything is more colorful this time of year. All the flowers and tree are in bloom and everyone is dress is light, bright clothing. When I think of summer I think of Fun and Bright colors - like blues, reds, yellows, greens, and orange. Hey not only are those from in the rainbow but they are the colors of the year. For this Challenge I would love for you to create a project using the Fun and Bright colors of the year. You can use them all of just a few colors. Now, the twist - include a summer image on your project.
Here are the other challenges for the mini crop...
Linda challenges us to use doilies on our projects.
Colleen wants to see some sparkle!
Lisa wants to see some vacation layouts - use one pic or a lot of pics!
Guest Designer Stacey wants you to make a fun summer project
Julie wants a family layout.
Brenda wants us to use flowers!
And Phillis wants a patriotic project. 

Don't forget you have until the last day of the month to complete the other monthly challenges as well!

And keep an eye out for the August issue of the Creative Inspirations Magazine!  Every issue is a LOT better than the last one!!! 

Remember, there's a LOT of fun on the forum and the ladies are supportive and encouraging!  Unless otherwise stated you can make any kind of project for each challenge!  We love to see cards, layouts, altered items, tags, ATCs, whatever you wish to make!!!  We're quite the family and ALWAYS welcome new members!  So if you're looking for an online home, I can HIGHLY recommend it!  Come and join us! 

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Friday July 14 Inspiration Challenge

Namaste from India..
This is my first post as a DT in Creative Inspiration .
I am very much excited to share my work for today with you all .
As this is my first post, I thought of starting with creating something related to my Country , India which is rich in Traditions, Culture and lots of Colour. :)
So, I took inspiration from Pinterest and here it is
I have created a Layout based on the Inspiration using the colour theme. Also, have included pea**** and feathers because it is the National Bird of India.  
I hope you all liked my work and very much eager to see all your beautiful creations.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

July's In Full Swing!

The new Design Team has settled in and the month of July is in full swing!  Where has this year gone?! We have lots of new challenges that are still active but here are this week's sketch challenges.

The Sunday Card Sketch is by Bev Code...
And here is Design Team Member Danielle's version of the sketch...
Next up is another sketch by Bev Code.  This is the Monday Layout Sketch.
And here is Louise's version of that sketch...
Remember, you have until 11:59 PM Eastern time to complete the challenges for the month!  So be sure to check them out!  You can find all of them at the Creative Inspiration Forum.

Happy Scrapping!