Saturday, March 3, 2018

Cha - Cha - Cha - CHANGES!!!

Happy March everyone!  I don't know about where you live but it seems like it came in like a roaring lion in most places in the US!  So hopefully that means it will go out like a lamb.  :)

So as you might have guessed from the title of this post there's going to be some changes on the Creative Inspirations Forum.  We're going to have fewer challenges but we'll still be doing the monthly mini crop and we'll still have both card and layout sketch challenges.  The sketches will generally be posted together and you will have the option of doing one or both challenges.  And with fewer daily challenges that will give you more time to participate if you haven't been able to before!

PLUS.....  Starting April 7th we're going to have a BIG SPRING THEMED BLOG HOP!!!  I know these ladies have some AMAZING projects to share with you so be sure not to miss that! 

So for today, there isn't a project to share.  And there will probably be only one or two blog posts per week from now on.  BUT you'll get to see a LOT more of the Design Team members' projects and you'll still have lots of chances to win the monthly prizes!

Don't forget to mark your calendars!  The March Mini Crop starts Friday, March 16th and runs until Sunday, March 25th.  And this month's theme is DIE CUTS!  So dust off those dies and pull out those scraps and get ready to CREATE!

Happy Scrapping everyone!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

February Mini Crop Inspiration

Have you been following along with our February Mini Crop?  The theme for this month is all things RED, love, family, kids, valentines, hearts  

So one of the challenges is by Joan to "create a layout, card, tag, ATC or altered project about a family member that is a superhero.  Don't have a family member that fits the bill ... that's ok just use a superhero theme on your project." 

We've had a week so far to play and I just LOVE what Brenda B did with this challenge!  Here's her Superhero layout
Isn't this just ADORABLE??!!

So who's YOUR Superhero?  Want to play along?  Here's the link to this challenge - Superhero Mini Crop Challenge.  You have till Sunday, February 25th to play along. 

Happy Scrapping!

Friday, February 16, 2018

February Mini Crop Starts TODAY!!!

Hi there!  Did you know that the Creative Inspirations Forum has a monthly mini crop?  This month's theme is all things RED, love, family, kids, valentines, hearts!

So be sure to hop on over to the FORUM and check out the challenges our Design Team has put together for you!

Here are some of the challenges that will be or have been posted:
Danielle - All things RED
Joan - Superheroes
Jackie - Intertwined hearts
Louise - Quote inspiration
Tracy - Hearts
Ginni - Love and hearts recipe

Hope you'll come and join us!  Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Tools, Tips & Techniques Challenge

This week I chose Design Team Member Phillis's challenge to use your scraps for a background.  Here's her challenge in the forum - TTT February 13

"Do you have a lot of scraps?  How do you use them up?
I used lots of my scraps to create my background.  I cut them in long strips.  Most of the strips are thin while a few were wider.  I then put then on my paper to create my background.  This also lets me use both sides of my double sided paper.
Here is what I created:"
"My challenge to you is to use your scraps to create your background.  You can use strips like I did or circles or squares or whatever design you want, as long as you are using scraps.  You have until the end of the month to enter this challenge.  Just share your creation here."

I don't know about you but I have a LOT of scraps and this is an AWESOME way to use them!  So what about you?  Even if you only have a few you could still create a background with them!  Make a layout, card, tag or something else!  Show us what you can do with YOUR scraps!

Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Monday Layout Sketch

Today we have a fun sketch for you to play with! 
 And here's Design Team Member Brenda's take on the sketch...  Brenda says "I was looking for a photo for the Monday sketch when I come across the one I have used. I know it's a Christmas photo but I couldn't resist doing it. I loved my mums knitting and we were all made something different in these cute men. This one was made for my youngest son Harley. I hope you like my take on the sketch and happy crafting. xxx"
I just LOVE Brenda's version!  But then I'm always in love with anything Christmas-y!  :)  

So what will YOU do with this sketch?  Please share with us in the Creative Inspirations Forum!   

Happy Scrapping!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Sunday Card Sketch

Another week has passed and it's time to share the Sunday February 11 Card Sketch!  Here's Bev's sketch

And here's Design Team Member Julie Kairl's version of the sketch.  
Come join us in the Creative Inspirations Forum and show us what you did with this card sketch!  Here's the link to the challenge - Sunday Feb 11 Card Sketch.  You may win a prize!

Happy Cardmaking! 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

This Week's Featured Challenge

Today's featured challenge comes from Guest DT Member Jules Eickmeyer.  For the Wednesday 2/7 Stash challenge she encourages us to "pull from your flower and lace/ribbon stash and create a card, layout or altered object with soft feminine colors."

And here's her beautiful example -
I for one LOVE doing lacy, frilly, flowery challenges but having mostly boys in my family it's hard sometimes.  So I'm excited to try this challenge! 

How about you?  Do you need to pull out your girlie side and stash?  Create your own layout, card or other project and share it with us in the forum.  Here's the link to the challenge - Wednesday 2/7 Stash Challenge

Can't wait to see what YOU create!  Happy Scrapping!