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.

Swarna

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 know...one 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 Scrapbook.com - https://www.scrapbook.com/myplace/index.php?mod=galleries&u=805085

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 http://tracysscrappyhideaway@blogspot.com
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 http://justfindtimetoscrap@blogspot.com

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 http://lisasscrappyhideaway.blogspot.com/


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 http://timelesscraftmumma.blogspot.com/

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 http://www.calmcreations.blogpost.com/

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 http://ginniscrappyworld.blogspot.com  


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 http://thegovsplace.blogspot.com/ 

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


Saturday, June 24, 2017

Meet the Design Team - Colleen Lovette and Danielle Dums

Colleen and Danielle are returning for another term on the Creative Inspirations Design Team.  

Meet Colleen... 
Hi, Colleen from the beautiful state of Michigan. I am a mother, wife and grandmother to 5 very active kids. I have been scrapping for about 15 years but seriously scrapping for about 6 years. My style is eclectic and evolving. I love to make cards, scrapbook layouts, altered projects, as well as love making flowers and create most of the flowers on my projects. I use my Sizzix, other dies, Silhouette Cameo, punches and stamps to create the shapes and go from there.  You can see more of Colleen's creations on her blog at
http://scrappingranny-colleen.blogspot.com

And meet Danielle...
 Hi! I’m Danielle Dums.  I’ve been scrapping for I think 10 years (wish I could remember….) and have been loving it more and more. I’ve realized while I like making layouts for myself, I like making them more for other people. And I love making cards. I’m the oldest of four kids. I was born with a birth defect, so I rely on a wheelchair to get me around and have limited use of my hands and legs. I am a big reader, and also like to knit using a knitting loom. I also love watching sports, listening to music (especially country), and hanging out with my family and friends. I also keep busy as a member of ACAP (Adaptive Community Approach Program) and volunteering.

Be sure to leave Colleen and Danielle some love below!  And check out the challenges on the Creative Inspirations Forum!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Meet the Design Team - Brenda Caldow and Candy Cheleppy

Meet Brenda Caldow!
I'm a married mum with two lovely boys who manage to keep my life very busy and happy. We live in country Victoria, Australia. I drive buses but mainly now just for our local primary school. Scrapping, card making, Beyond The Page and Mixed Media are my passion and my boys, mum, family and friends are my inspiration. You can find more of Brenda's work on her blog at

And introducing Candy Cheleppy
I am married to Laurie and have two lovely grown up children Tracy and Michael and daughter-in-law Phebe, And just have a beautiful gorgeous grand daughter Zarna Rose . I live in a little town called Emu Park in Central Queensland Australia. I have been scrapbooking, card making and Off the page projects for over 17 years now and also mixed media and I still don't get enough time to do all I need to do.  You can find more of Candy's work on her blog at http://cchelepy.blogspot.com/

Be sure to leave some love below for these beautiful ladies! 


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Meet the Design Team - Annie Collins and Bev Code

For the next few days we'll be introducing our new Design Team Members two at a time.  Please be sure to leave them some love below!
First up is Annie Collins.
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I am a wife and mother of three, two girls and one boy ranging in age from 7 thru 19. I was born in New York and grew up in New Jersey. I have been living in Florida for 24years now. I enjoy participating in my children’s school activities and have been a teacher’s assistant for many of those years.

I started scrapbooking ten years ago with Creative Memories. I have since changed styles and added to my skills. I love scrapbooking because it lets me combine my passion for photography, art, and family memories.

I am a Fiskars Certified Demonstrator (Fiskateer Crafting Ambassador #1326). I teach people all about Fiskars tools and products. I teach scrapbooking, card making, mini album, and altered items classes. I was teaching classes for Fiskars at AC Moore in Orlando, FL until they closed. I have been published on the Fiskateer site as part of the 3 Fiskateers Team and co-hosted an online crop. I am also part of the Fiskateers CIA team; I have completed the “Boo” mission and will continue to work on other missions as assigned.

I have taught classes at scrapbooking retreats for not only the retreat/store owner, but also for myself as an independent scrapbook consultant. I owned my company as a Top Line Creations Independent Consultant, which allowed me the opportunity to work in the Creating Keepsakes Convention in the Top Line Creations Booth. Although, I do not sell Top Line Creation products any longer I still have a passion for scrapbooking and product promotion. I also design and sell my own line of scrap wear T-shirts.

I have been a teacher’s assistant for various well known scrapbookers in the industry at a Creating Keepsake University.

I am currently not on any design teams. I had to take a short break from scrapbooking and card making to help my ailing Mother-in-law (whom has passed) and my daughter (who is now doing better). I have used this opportunity to continue learning about different techniques, ideas, styles, and how to think out of the box.

I would love to be a part of your design team. I feel I would be an asset to your team because I love sharing, teaching, inspiring others, and promoting scrapbooking. As for my style I would say I am ... the best words that come to mind are eclectic, forward moving, and trendy.
Next up is our fearless leader Bev Code!  We couldn't do all this without her!!! 
Hi my name is Bev Code (admin here and personally posting as beecee)
I started the previous forum Turtle Soup back in May June 2013 and the first design team was up and running for July 2013.
This has been home for myself and all the members that follow us. We create and share together along with supporting each other in everyday life. This is what makes it home.
Thanks to all that join us.. any questions there usually is someone around to help you out.
Welcome to our new home Creative Inspiration.
on a personal note:
I was new to online scrapping since Apr 2009. There were so many amazing sites that were my learning curve to this amazing world of scrapbooking. I am a wife, mother and gramma that loves being retired and now have time to scrap to my heart's content. I love scrapbooking along with fun things it entails with online friends, forums and FB. The learning process has been interesting and creative also. Other crafts I love also are needlepoint, sewing, knitting, crochet and taking lots of photos. Family and friends are the subjects of my scrapping along with nature, ancestry and vacation sites. My DH and I live  in Kitchener, Ontario in a brand new home we had built.We spend some time in Florida where I take my scrapping with me for the extended time.
You can find more of Bev's amazing work at http://beeceecreativity.blogspot.com/ 

We hope you've enjoyed reading these bios of our DT members!  We will introduce two more every day and then we'll start sharing some daily challenges and our monthly mini crops.  Happy Scrapping and please come join us at the forum at the Creative Inspiration Forum!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Congrats to all on our New DT for July - Dec term.... way to go


Thanks to all the DT leaving for all your inspiration and friendship. You will be missed.
Welcome to the returning DT ...we always love viewing your work.
AND now ..... congrats to all the NEW DT that are just joining us for the 1st time. We can hardly wait to see what you have to share and inspire us with.

We look forward to an amazing July - Dec term and hope all our members will enjoy their time with us. To all the new people that haven't joined us.. please take the time .. we'd love to see what you create every day all month long.


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Creative Inspiration Magazine Issue #17 June 2017 ...... is live for your viewing




HI. Today the Creative Inspiration Magazine Issue #17 June 2017 is now live for your viewing.

What a talented bunch of people ...... who submitted to sharing their projects with you. Take your time viewing.... PLEASE OPEN TO FULL SCREEN FOR VIEWING to enjoy the full experience.
We would appreciate comments so we know you took the time to visit us. THANKS

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Monday, May 8 Sketch

Monday morning and there was a new sketch to play with over at CI forum.  You are going to want to use this wonderful sketch by Bev Code.


This is DT Danielle's take on the sketch, isn't it cute?



Monday, May 8, 2017

National Scrapbook Day over at the Forum

Ladies, we have lots of new challenges for NSD over at Creative Inspiration Forum and you are going to want to jump right in and play along.

Here is a beautiful page by Linda but you are going to have to come over to the forum to see what her challenge is.


Thursday, May 4, 2017

May 3 Challenge

Bev has the May 3 challenge and you are going to want to check out the forum to see how she created this card and I know you are going to want to take the challenge.


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The wonderful month of May which means new daily challenges

Since we have started a brand new month over at Creative Inspiration it also means there are daily new challenges.  Please come on over and join us, there is never a lack of inspiration on this forum.

This is the challenge for May 2, so please jump on over to see what you have to do to complete to challenge.


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Creative Inspiration Magazine Issue #16 April 2017


HI. Today the Creative Inspiration Magazine Issue #16 April 2017 is now live for your viewing.

What a talented bunch of people ...... who submitted to sharing their projects with you. Take your time viewing.... PLEASE OPEN TO FULL SCREEN FOR VIEWING to enjoy the full experience.
We would appreciate comments so we know you took the time to visit us. THANKS

Thursday, March 16, 2017

March 16 Sketchathon

Hope everyone's enjoying our March Sketchathon. We've had some fabulous sketches to work with and we have another great card sketch for you today.



Here's my take on the sketch


So, give it a shot! We'd love to see your take on today's sketch!

Create using it and share in the Inlinks section below before the end of the month please.
Also if you'd like extra ballots to win be sure to share your projects in the Creative Inspiration forum too. LINK: http://creativeinspiration.activeboard.com/





Wednesday, March 15, 2017

March 15 Sketchathon

Here's the sketch for today. You can create a layout, card or any type of papercrafting project.



And here is Louise's take on it. This is just such a fun layout. I love those bold black and white stripes and the pops of red. 

Create using it and share in the Inlinks section below before the end of the month please.
Also if you'd like extra ballots to win be sure to share your projects in the Creative Inspiration forum too. LINK: http://creativeinspiration.activeboard.com/


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

March 14 Sketchathon



Using this sketch please create a card/ project and I want you to make your own banners, pennants on your creation.
Here is mine:



I used some print images on the paper and cut them to form the pennants and matted them.

Create using it and share in the Inlinks section below before the end of the month please.
Also if you'd like extra ballots to win be sure to share your projects in the Creative Inspiration forum too. LINK: http://creativeinspiration.activeboard.com/


Monday, March 13, 2017

March 13th Sketchathon

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Here is our  Monday sketchathon sketch for you today. Sure hope your enjoying the CI Sketchathon. I know we are enjoying sharing with you. Hope we are inspiring you everyday....but then be sure to play along.. you have all month to pick and choose what to play along with.

Here is my page.. basic sketch and some changes as I created. I am using a Simple Stories Collection.

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Create using it and share in the Inlinks section below before the end of the month please.
Also if you'd like extra ballots to win be sure to share your projects in the Creative Inspiration forum too. LINK: http://creativeinspiration.activeboard.com/



Sunday, March 12, 2017

March 12 Sketchathon with Danielle

hi Danielle here today. I chose this sketch:

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And came up with this card:

How will you interpret the sketch?  Can't wait to see!

Create using it and share in the Inlinks section below before the end of the month please.
Also if you'd like extra ballots to win be sure to share your projects in the Creative Inspiration forum too. LINK: http://creativeinspiration.activeboard.com/

Saturday, March 11, 2017

March 11 Sketchathon

Today, in our month long sketchathon, we have a layout sketch up for your inspiration.  


Here's my take on the sketch



I had fun with this sketch! For the background I took an ink pad and swiped ink all around a white piece of cardstock and then using a stencil and modeling paste added the raised ridges all over. Then I took red and black ink pads and swiped them over the modeling paste.  I added minimal embellishments because I didn't want to take away from the background. 

These photos are from a quick trip we took to Epcot a few years ago. We stayed at the Caribbean Beach Resort in the Pirate themed rooms. It was fun, which we really needed right then. 

I hope you'll play along with us. We're having so much fun with our sketchathon and we'd love to see your takes on our sketches. You have until the end of March to enter. Just share your layout with the InLinkz link below. If you'd like an extra chance to win be sure to share your projects in the Creative Inspiration forum also.





Friday, March 10, 2017

March 10 Sketchathon

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March Skethathon for Friday 3/10 Using the sketch above my insoiration is to use any elements I used on my page.... layers, flowers, chipboard, gel dots, rubons.... just share with us what you used on your project please.

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Create using it and share in the Inlinks section below before the end of the month please.
Also if you'd like extra ballots to win be sure to share your projects in the Creative Inspiration forum too. LINK: http://creativeinspiration.activeboard.com/



Thursday, March 9, 2017

March 9 Sketchaton

Colleen here with a wonderful sketch by Bev Code




My take on the sketch



Ladies and gents please come over to the forum and join us for some fun.  Please add your project to InLinkz




Wednesday, March 8, 2017

March 8th Sketchathon using stash Challenge with Danielle
























Danielle is here today with our Sketchathon challenge of the day.
She chose the sketch above to use:
Here's is her layout:
























Since it's use your stash day, she'd like you to use ribbon with your sketch and we can't wait to see what you share with us.

Create from the above and share in the Inlinks section below before the end of the month please.
Also if you'd like extra ballots to win be sure to share your projects in the Creative Inspiration forum too. LINK: http://creativeinspiration.activeboard.com/


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

March 7th Sketchathon with Tuesday Tip

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Welcome to Tuesday TTT and the March Sketchathon.
Today we are using this sketch, some small 6x6 paper pads to create with and I have a new item / tip to share with you.
Here is my finished card inspired by the sketch.
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I use Simple Stories 6x6 pads to create my layers.
Then using this new product for stamping I make my title.  

My Sweet Petunia - Regular MISTI 
$59.99 $47.99
 ( on sale now) at

 http://www.therubberbuggy.com/search.php?search_query=Misti&Search=

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For any crafter that using stamps all the time and they don't always stamp perfect the first time.
It allows you to reink and stamp over again. .... it's worth the $ for sure. I love it. If you buy it please tell Kelly that Bev sent you.
Here is how it works.
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you put your papers to stamp on inside and hold them down with the magnets.
The lid is ope and the stamps are sticking and ready to ink.
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Put the top down and apply presser down to transfer the ink.
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Lift the lid and if the ink didn't transfer fully from the stamps onto the paper.. reapply more ink and do stamping again.
It's that easy.
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Do as many times applying ink only to the bad section.
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When your happy your done.. let them dry and your sentiments are ready.. Do singles or lots at once. Truly loving my new Misti Stamping Aid
Create and share in the Inlinks section below before the end of the month please.
Also if you'd like extra ballots to win be sure to share your projects in the Creative Inspiration forum too. LINK: http://creativeinspiration.activeboard.com/