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! 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Meet the New Design Team - Terry Robson and Tracy Feely

Today we share about the last two members of the Design Team.  
First is Terry Robson.

I have been doing these crazy obsession they call scrapbooking my whole life. I made my first scrapbook when I was seven. My mother and I took a trip to New York City. I saved every piece of memorabilia from that trip from subway tokens to the wrapper from the gum they gave me on the airplane. I bought a scrapbook and taped everything I collected on the pages. Even at that age, I journal every adventure we had. Journalism is really important to me. I started “creatively” scrapbooking in 1996. I walked into a craft store in Juneau, AK and noticed the fun papers and stickers they were selling. With a bag of papers, stickers, glue stick and a basic scrapbooking magazine, I sat in a hotel room and made my first page. I have been hooked ever since. After over 20 years, I still love scrapbooking and the creative release it provides. Recently we migrated from Alaska to Florida.  Yes I extreme to another.  I am loving being warm and being close to the ocean, palm trees, and my beloved pink birds.  I'm married to the sweetest and "best-est" husband ever for over 30+ years.  My priority is doing two page layouts of our many adventures while traveling.

You can find more of Terry's work in her gallery at -

And last but not least is Tracy Feely.  

My name is Tracy and I live in Central Florida with my husband Gerry. I have 3 stepchildren and 3 grandchildren which you'll see in most of my layouts. I'm retired now so I have plenty of time to scrap, which I've been doing for abut 10 years now. I also enjoy card making and altering things occasionally .  I'm excited to be here in our new home and looking forward to working with everyone.  

You can find more of Tracy's work on her blog at
Don't forget to leave some love for Terry and Tracy in the comments below!  And be sure to check out our challenges at the Creative Inspirations Forum!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Meet the Design Team - Phillis Walrath and Swarna Krafter

First up today is Phillis Walrath.
Hi, I am Phillis.  I am an elementary librarian in a rural school.  I began scrapbooking at least 12 years ago so I could document my own children.  These children are now 17 and 19.  I am glad to be part of this DT.

You can find more of Phillis's work on her blog at

Next up today is Swarna Krafter
Hi .. I am Swarna Krafter from Bangalore, India. SAHM with two girls,age 8 and 3. Crafting being my passion since my childhood,started as a hobby and now doing as a business in name KraftyWaves.  Started in 2012, deals with Paper quilled products in jewels, home decor, etc. And presently into personalised gifts like mini albums, scrapbooks,decoupaged gifts and so on. I always love to learn new craft works which give me an opportunity to learn something creative and keep me rejuvenated. 

Be sure to leave some love for Phillis and Swarna in the comments below!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Meet the Design Team - Linda Harvey, Lisa Moen and Louise Turner

Today we meet Linda Harvey, Lisa Moen and Louise Turner.

First up is Linda Harvey.
My name is Linda Harvey. I live in beautiful northeast Alabama--nestled in the mountains on the Tennessee River. My husband is a pastor and I am very active in church ministry. We have four children and fifteen grandchildren (that means lots of pictures to scrap). I have been scrapping for eighteen years...I enjoy it as a creative outlet and a way to preserve history for my family.

Next is Lisa Moen.
Hi! I am excited to be back here at Creative Inspirations!  My name is Lisa. My husband Greg and I live in central Wisconsin along with our 2 children. Sierra just finished her freshman year of college and Austin, just finished his junior year of high school. These 3 are the subjects of most of my layouts.  I work as the Food Service Director at the middle/high school. I enjoy having most of my summer off, or at least I hope so, since this is a new position for me that started in October. Besides scrapping, I enjoy camping, gardening and reading.

You can see more of Lisa's work on her blog at

And next is Louise Turner

Hi. My online scrapbook name is Louise Turner and I'm an avid Scrapbooker and papercrafter! I'm married to a wonderful hubby with twin boys andwork full time in allied health care.I describe my scrapbooking style as eclectic.My layouts range from simple paper and layering to detailed mixed media. My preferred style I like to call PPM = Paper + Medium.I love paper collections followed by art mediums and embellishments, like wood veneer, flair buttons and thickers.My favourite thing to do is to share process videos as I have picked up so many techniquesfrom watching other's videos, I hope you can pick up something from mine.

You can see more of Louise's work and find links to her videos on her blog at

Please be sure to leave Linda, Lisa and Louise some love in the comments below!  And be sure to join us at the forum for daily challenges at the Creative Inspirations Forum.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Meet the Design Team - Julie Kairl and Karen Zabuska

First up today is Julie Kairl.

I have been paper crafting for the last 15 years, starting when my daughter asked me to attend a card making class with her.  Card making became my hobby for a couple of years and then I went to a scrapbooking class. Now I spend way more time scrapbooking than card-making. I am retired and spend most of my time involved in my paper crafting hobby one way or the other.  I teach 2 classes a week in my home town of Adelaide in South Australia and love it.  I don’t think I have a particular style but I do love to try different things and any new techniques or products I happen across, that take my fancy, will generally find their way into one of my projects.  I have one daughter and one grand-daughter who find themselves on 90% of my layouts. My husband is camera shy so it is very rare that I can get a photo of him to scrap.  I am very excited to be joining the Design Team here at Creative Inspirations and getting to know everyone here  Cheers, Julie.  You can find more of Julie's work on her blog  here.

And next up today is Karen Zabuska,

Hi everyone, I live in Southern California with my 2 adopted Beagles, Shabby & Jaimieson.  I have 2 grown sons who I refer as to "The Men". Both of them in the last 7 months have made me a Grandmother.  Gavin is 8 month & Atlas is 1 week old. I am a retired High School teacher after 32 years of teaching.  I have been retired 4 years now.  I am a single Mom who raised my "Men" by myself.  I enjoy scrapping, making cards, some altered Art & have gotten into Quilting.  You can find more of Karen's creations on her blog at

Please be sure to welcome Julie and Karen by leaving them some love in the comments below!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Meet the Design Team - Ginni Gass and Joan Borgelt

Hi! My name is Ginni Gass. I’m an addicted scrapbooker and proud to admit it! I’ve been scrapping for almost 16 years now and have been on several design teams, published in a few magazines and participate in several forums/blogs/Facebook groups. I’ve been married to my husband Steve for over 26 years and between us we have a daughter, 3 sons, 1 granddaughter and 4 grandsons. Plus a dog and a cat (both male), so there’s a LOT of masculinity in my life! My husband and I retired in the summer of 2016 and returned to Southeast Alaska where we are currently building a small homestead in a semi-remote location on Prince of Wales Island. The only things in our little town are a ferry terminal (only goes to Ketchikan and back), a library, a one room school for all 12 grades and a boat dock! The population is only 156 people! The closest store is 25 miles away over a mountain pass and several rivers and creeks. There’s not even a traffic light on our island! It’s been quite an experience but one we both really love! We’ve spent most of the last year building the little cabin we currently call home and developing our property. Winters are usually relatively mild compared to what you’d picture in Alaska because we’re in the Southeast and in a rain forest. Summers are short and BUSY! Lots of fishing and hunting to do and then the food needs to be smoked and/or canned or frozen. Having grown up and living in suburbia all my life I’m learning a LOT! Sometimes life is difficult because we’re not finished building and I’m still learning, but it’s worth every second and I wouldn’t have it any other way! That means my scrappy style will be changing because I’ll be doing more scenic and outdoorsy pictures. Speaking of style, I’m up for just about anything. I love sketches (especially Bev’s) and I love challenges! My style is whatever works with the photos/project I’m working on. I have also done a LOT of heritage photos since my maternal grandfather was a photographer in WWI and WWII so maybe it’s in the blood. I look forward to sharing my work with you and to seeing your interpretations of my challenges!  

You can find more of Ginni's creations on her blog at  

My name is Joan Borgelt aka The Gov. I was a Licensing Manager by day and a passionate scrapbooker by night and retired last December.   I am a wife to Randy (37 years), mother to 3 grown children and a grandmother to 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.  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.  

You can find more of Joan’s work on her blog at 

Be sure to leave these ladies some love in the comments below!  And come join us in the forum at Creative Inspiration