Wednesday, November 15, 2017

This Week's Challenges

Do you know that the Creative Inspirations Forum has daily challenges until the third Friday of every month? 

This week's featured challenge is a recipe challenge for the Saturday All Sorts for last Saturday.  Here's what DT Member Ginni posted -

Today I want to give you a small recipe challenge...
I challenge you to use a (1) One word title or sentiment, (2) use a black background and (3) doodle a bit.
Here's my example.  This is my Grandson Noah several years ago enjoying his first gingerbread man cookie.

And here's what Forum Member Mary Lou did with this challenge -
Want to play along?  Here's the link to the challenge - Saturday All Sorts 11-11-17  We'd love to see YOUR creation!!! It can be a card, layout or an altered project and you have until November 30 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time to submit it!

And don't forget about the November Mini Crop!!!  Here's the themes that will be featured in the Mini Crop Challenges - FALL, FALL COLOURS, CELEBRATIONS, FAMILY, PETS, HALLOWEEN. LAYERS, SHAPES, ACCENTS.  The fun begins on Friday the 17th and ends on Sunday the 26th.  Be sure to come and join us!

Meanwhile, Happy Scrapping!



Monday, November 13, 2017

Sunday Card Sketch and Monday Layout Sketch Reveals

Hello everyone!  Are you all gearing up for your holiday projects???  It seems to come faster every year!  Here are a couple of sketches that might help you get into the card making and scrappy mood!

The Sunday Card Sketch is really cool!
And here's DT Member Danielle's version of it...  Shows you can interpret sketches any way you want!
And the Monday Layout Sketch is fabulous!

I love how DT Member Tracy used the Fall theme and made it her own!  Isn't the honeycomb perfect on this page?!
Want to play along and win a prize?  Use the links to go to the forum and post YOUR versions of these two amazing sketches!

And a reminder as the Holiday Season is fast approaching!  Here's a schedule for November and December.

November Mini Crop from November 17 through the 26th with the following themes - FALL, FALL COLORS, CELEBRATIONS, FAMILY, PETS, HALLOWEEN. LAYERS, SHAPES, ACCENTS.

12 Days of Christmas Mini Crop - With prizes and games and tons of easy inspirational ideas for Christmas gifts, etc. - December 1 through 12th.

December Mini Crop - December 15 through 24 with the following themes - FAMILY, HOLIDAYS, VACATIONS, CELEBRATIONS, CHRISTMAS, SPARKLE, BLING, GLOSSY ACCENTS, CLUSTERS

So mark your calendars for LOTS of fun, inspiration and ideas to help you make those holiday cards and gifts!

Happy Scrapping everyone!



Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Sunday Card Sketch and Monday Layout Sketch Reveals

Sorry it's been so long since we posted anything here.  Sometimes life just gets in the way of things and time just passes faster than you realize.  Today I'm sharing the Sunday November 5 Card Sketch and the Monday November 6 Layout Sketch.

The Simday November 5 Card Sketch by Bev is amazing as always...

And this is DT Member Joan's version of the sketch -
What a gorgeous set of colors for an autumn card!!!

Next is the Monday November 6th Layout Sketch.  Another amazing one by Bev...
And this was my favorite of all the Design Team's versions.  This one's by Brenda...
I just LOVE the black background with the gold, pink, green and white pops of color!!!

Want to play along and win a prize?  Use the links to go to the forum and post YOUR versions of these two amazing sketches!

And a reminder as the Holiday Season is fast approaching!  Here's a schedule for November and December.

November Mini Crop from November 17 through the 26th with the following themes - FALL, FALL COLORS, CELEBRATIONS, FAMILY, PETS, HALLOWEEN. LAYERS, SHAPES, ACCENTS.

12 Days of Christmas Mini Crop - With prizes and games and tons of easy inspirational ideas for Christmas gifts, etc. - December 1 through 12th.

December Mini Crop - December 15 through 24 with the following themes - FAMILY, HOLIDAYS, VACATIONS, CELEBRATIONS, CHRISTMAS, SPARKLE, BLING, GLOSSY ACCENTS, CLUSTERS

So mark your calendars for LOTS of fun, inspiration and ideas to help you make those holiday cards and gifts!

Happy Scrapping everyone!

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

ALL CARD MAKERS... come join us for WORLD CARD MAKING DAY


ALL CARD MAKERS. 
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.

LINK: 
http://creativeinspiration.activeboard.com/…/world-card-ma…/


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!