Friday, December 9, 2016

** 2017 Design Team** congrats to all

First I would like to thank all those that are leaving for all you brought to the team. You will be missed. Best of luck in your new adventures and we hope to see you on FB.
To the new DT that is staying on... congrats to you all. We are super excited to start a new term with you and can't wait to see what you inspire us with.
We will also be adding a GDT every month to join us.
It's going to be a fabulous new year. Hope you'll join us.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Creative InspirationMagazine December Christmas Issue #14

We are thrilled to share the Christmas Issue of the Creative Inspirations Magazine. It is so full of amazing, creative and inspiring projects. Lots of layouts, cards and miscellaneous projects.
And they are coming to you from all over the world.

Be sure to view in full size to get the details, stop for even better and longer viewing and when your done be sure to leave a comment so we know you stopped by and then use the FB share button to share with your friends too.
Thanks so much. We had a great year sharing with you and we wish you a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to you and your families and we look forward to seeing you in the new year too.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

October Mini Crop

We've got a fall inspired Mini Crop going on at the Creative Inspiration website. We've got all sorts of fun and interesting challenges going on and of course there will be a prize. Here's a list of the challenges along with each DT members project.

1. Halloween Theme by Joan:

2. Shades of Brown by Louise B:

3. Haunted Houses by Stacey:

4. Leaves by Linda:

5. Fall Colored Background by Bev:

6. Black and Orange by Phillis:

7. Fall Family Fun by Karen:

8. Sunrise/Sunset by Deb P:

Aren't these all beautiful projects? I hope you'll be inspired by them and stop by Creative Inspiration and play along.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Thursday Scraplift

Danielle has a challenge up today on the Creative Inspiration website. She picked this adorable layout by one of our members to lift.

 by Ruby
Here is Danielle's take on Ruby's layout:
These are both so cute! I hope they inspire you to play along with the challenge. Please stop by our website here and enter your project. You have until the end of the month to play along.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Masking Tutorial

Chris has a great masking tutorial up today on the Tuesday Tools, Tips and Techniques thread over at our Creative Inspiration website. She made a beautiful fall card with this technique.

Hi today I would like to share this card I made using 1 stamp and one of my favorite techniques- masking!

 To create this card I started with kraft cardstock, Dare 2B Artzy Texture A stamp set, Tim Holtz Distress Cardstock and Tim Holtz Distress Inks ( Forrest Moss, Rusty Hinge, Fossilized Amber & Fired Brick).

I started by stamping my image onto kraft cardstock. 


 I then stamped my image onto a piece of leftover cardstock and fussy cut out the image to use as a mask. I placed the "mask" over the stamped image and stamped the leave in another color.


  You can see below how this creates a layered image.  


I continued stamping until my entire card was filled up.


 I then matted the card and added my greeting with Stamps. I hope you enjoyed this technique!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

World Card Making Day Crop

Did you know that we are hosting a mini crop for World Card Making Day over at Creative Inspiration? We've got lots of great challenges and some games going on. And the best part is you have until Sunday, October 9th to play along.  Here are a few of the cards from the Design Team members.













We hope that you will join us. We love sharing our projects with everyone and we especially love seeing your projects!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Scrapping!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Creative Magazine Issue #13 October 2016

Hi so how are you? Fall is upon us with some chilly weather and the leaves are changing.
We have the Oct 2016 Creative Magazine Issue ready for your viewing. We hope you love it as much as we did putting it together for you.

Be sure to open it into FULL SCREEN for the best viewing.
We would love if you leave us a comment so we know you took the time to visit us.
Thanks so much for stopping by... see you again soon.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

It's not too late!

We're having a mini crop going on at Creative Inspiration and we would like you to come play along with us. Lots of fun challenges and creative inspiration. Here are just a few of the entries in our mini crop.

by Ural

by Ruby

by Bev

by Linda

by DebP

by Ruby

by BrendaB

by Lauried

Inspired yet? Come on over and try out some of our challenges. You have until Sunday, Sept. 25th to enter. And who knows.....maybe you'll win a prize! Hope to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

September Mini Crop - Come play along!

Hello and good day scrappy friends. Are you looking for some scrapping inspiration? Follow the link to play along until Sunday Sept 25th with our Sept Mini Crop at Creative Inspiration. Here is the DT line up... and their project samples will inspire you too.

Lisa - photo inspiration
Tracy - Recipe challenge
Colleen - use a stamp
Danielle - sketch
Tania - Use Flourishes on your project
Chris - 3 different stamp sets or 3 mfg.
Chelsea - Focus on Frames
Louise T - using scraps

Hope you register and join us... this is our first new month at the forum and we are excited to share it with you and we'd love to see your creations too.

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

September starts a new adventure at Creative Inspiration.... and here are some sketches to start you off

Hi everyone.. We are super excited to be our new forum that we call home where friends and members share their creativity and we support each other daily. Above is the 1st card and layout sketch to start the month of September... join us and share your projects. We allow you to create a layout, card, tag or any project inspired by the sketches. 2 random monthly prizes for playing along with monthly challenges and the monthly mini crop. Be sure to check in and share your story with us.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

It's Official... Creative Inspiration is our new site with the new DT .... hope you'll join us on our new adventure

I'd like to share with you the inspiring and talented team that will be creating and challenging you this term. They are dear friends with commitment to Creative Inspiration and the newest online forum. They create and share their crafts and friendship here in a place we call "Home".

We welcome all new members to join us on our new adventure and we look forward to being inspired by you when you share your projects. 

Thanks to you all for you contributions to the best online forum every.

here is the link to the new exciting forum: Creative Inspiration

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Creative Magazine August 2016 Issue #12

Creative Magazine August 2016 Issue #12 is live for viewing through YouTube.

Lots of amazing and inspiring projects for your viewing. So many creative people joining together to submit projects for you. Grab your cup of coffee, tea or bottle of water and sit back and enjoy.

Leave us a comment so we know you visited.. thanks

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Our Birthday Bash!

Have you had a chance to play along with all the fun challenges going on at Turtle Soup? We are celebrating our 3rd birthday this month with all sorts of fun challenges and games! There's still time to join in on the fun! You have until Sunday, July 31st to enter as many challenges as you like.

Here are just a few of the challenges going on 

Toni is hosting a challenge using numbers:


And of course we had to have a Christmas in July challenge.
Here's Colleen's beautiful Christmas card:


Here's a fun, cheerful and bright Birthday card challenge by Tania:


Louise gave us a fun tag challenge along with a tutorial on how she made them:


Lisa challenged us to do a Wedding project:


Charity's challenge is to make some ATC's


Chelsea is celebrating a 22 year friendship with her challenge:


There are a lot more challenges and we hope you'll take the time to stop by, check them out and play along!  We have several games going on also. To find these challenges and games go to our website at Turtle Soup and scroll down to July 2016 - Birthday Bash Crop.

Hope to see you there!