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
Bev
Colleen
 Debbie
Julie
Karen
Linda
 Lisa
 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..
LINK: http://creativeinspiration.activeboard.com/

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
Cheers
Julie

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!