May 18, 2009

Challenge C

Posted in 12" x 12" Sketches, Challenges, Creatively Yours Announcements at 7:34 pm by alimom4

Challenge C involves some inspiration from both a sketch and a photograph!

Here’s the sketch… it’s one of mine… lucky #7!

Sketch #7 by Ali MacDonald
Sketch #7 by Ali MacDonald

Next, I’d like you all to take your inspiration from this photograph: the images, the circle, the colours, the shading…. WHATEVER you like! This is a trivet I purchased for .49cents at a local store. Isn’t it gorgeous? LOL!

Inspiration for "Challenge C" ~ May 18, 2009

Inspiration for "Challenge C" ~ May 18, 2009

 And remember! With every LO you complete you are “given” a ballot which I’ll place in a hat with your name on it:  A chance to win the Colorbok prize pack featured in the post previous to this one. It’s growing every time  someone completes a Challenge and leaves me the link to check out!

Go, go, go!!!  Can’t wait to see what you’ll create!

 

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April 24, 2009

Sketch #12

Posted in 12" x 12" Sketches, Contests, CY Design Team, Designer's Creations, Guest Designers at 9:39 am by alimom4

Hello everyone! Here’s hoping Spring has found you! We have had lots of April Showers here and now are expecting the MOST GORGEOUS weekend with summery temps here in the Annapolis Valley of  Nova Scotia. When are ya’ll coming to visit me? You KNOW I’d love that!

Well, I must have Spring Fever b/c I posted the interpretations and forgot the Sketch! ROFL! OH MY Ali!!

Here’s that promised Sketch #12! (Better late than never! **Shaking my head at myself! LOL**)

Sketch #12 created by Ali MacDonald for Creatively Yours: 2009

Sketch #12 created by Ali MacDonald for Creatively Yours: 2009

 

Noella and I have a special treat for you today. Our talented Guest Designers, sisters Carla, Susan and Deanne, have interpreted today’s sketch! It’s such an honour for me to see how they interpret something I drew! LOL  A big thanks ladies, for that.

Without further ado: Here are the sisters’ layout interpretations of Sketch #12!

~CY Guest Designer Carla Robinson provides us with a glimpse of the beauty of nature in her layout~

(Carla, I love the rich earth tones & the sweet critter faces in the pix. That title is PERFECT! LOL!)

CY Designer Carla Robinson's layout creation, based on Sketch #12

CY Guest Designer Carla Robinson's "Squirrels & Chipmunks" layout, based on Sketch #12

~CY Guest Designer Deanne Burton created this layout in memory of a beloved pet. ~

(Deanne, I just love the “softness” of this layout- it’s so perfect for a LO about a bunny. )

"Remember Tweety"~ A layout by CY Guest Designer Deanne Burton

"Remember Tweety"~ A layout by CY Guest Designer Deanne Burton

CY Guest Designer Susan Coish provides us with a glimpse of the happiness of children at play in her layout for Sketch #12

(Susan, what awesome doodling! You use white space so wonderfully, too- love that !!)
"Playground" layout created by CY Guest Designer Susan Coish

"Playground Pals" layout created by CY Guest Designer Susan Coish

 And here’s a layout from me…all about a note a friend wrote me on a Christmas card,  and what it meant to me.
"Love in Abundance" by CY Designer Ali MacDonald

"Love in Abundance" by CY Designer Ali MacDonald

Thank you once again  to our Guest Designers for sharing their layouts with us!
There is MORE to COME so please be on the lookout!
If you try this sketch, please share the link- we’ll be over to have a peek at your work! 
Don’t forget about the CY Design Team Call! Just scrrrrrrolllll down…. Ah- there you go— easy to find, right?
ALL are welcome to apply including former CY Designers, former CY Guest Designers and International  scrappers.
Chat with you all again  soon! ~ Ali

April 19, 2009

Sketch #15

Posted in 12" x 12" Sketches, CY Design Team, Designer's Creations, Guest Designers at 2:47 pm by alimom4

There is a little story behind this sketch.

I am always trying to encourage my oldest child,  Kate (15), to scrapbook with me.

One evening, quite awhile back,  she DID!!  Her layout, of course had to do with a pony at the barn, Oakley– the horse she rode in lessons. The  layout (LO) was so simple and effective that I fell in love with it. When I began sketching for Creatively Yours, this LO design kept coming to mind. The resulting sketch is  pretty much 100% based on Kate’s layout.  I worked in reverse and created my sketch  from her page!  Hope you like it.

~ Creatively Yours Sketch #15, based on a LO by Kate MacDonald ~

Sketch #15 created for CY by Ali, completely based on a layout by Kate MacDonald

Sketch #15: drawn by Ali, based on a layout created by scrapbooker Kate MacDonald (then aged 13).

This post wouldn’t be telling much of a story without a look at Kate’s actual layout! Here you go: Isn’t it pretty; so simple and
eye-catching?
 Layout created by Kate MacDonald, at age 13, featuring a pony she rode during lessons: “Oakley.”
A year later,  Oakley became Kate’s very own pony.
Layout created by Kate MacDonald

Layout created by Kate MacDonald

Here is a scalloped and lacy treat for your eyes: an Easter layout by talented CY Design Team member Beth Price!

Layout created by Creatively Yours Designer Beth Price

Layout created by Creatively Yours Designer Beth Price

Here’s a  layout from “Yours Truly,” based upon Sketch #15

Layout created by CY Designer Ali MacDonald

Layout created by CY Designer Ali MacDonald

(A quick note…The title is “PART of my heart ” since Noah, our youngest,  is missing from this photo.)

 Thanks Everyone, and remember to enter our DT call! Scroll down a little and you’ll find the rules and requirements of applying.  Can’t wait to see your entries!

April 12, 2009

Sketch #14

Posted in 12" x 12" Sketches, Contests, CY Design Team, Designer's Creations at 10:37 am by alimom4

Hi Everyone! Happy Easter!  Below is a new sketch I created for CY. Enjoy!

Please remember to post a link to your creation and we will go check it out.  🙂 WHY??

Because we have a DT CALL!

The CY DESIGN TEAM SEARCH has begun!…. We’re always on the lookout for talented Creatively Yours Design Team Members and a new term starts soon! The current DT finishes up their term on May 1-2009.  

We have some special things planned here for May, so the next DT term will be June 01- October 31, 2009.

Being able to see how YOU  interpret a CY sketch helps Noella and I make good choices.

If you are interested in a position on the next CY Design Team, be sure to post the link to your sketch #14 creation in the “Comments” section AND send me an email including your NAME and CREATION (DT entry layout based on sketch #14)   at peteali@eastlink.ca so I am aware that you are interested and have entered the DT call. Love love love to see your DT entry (Sketch #14) creations!

EDITED: DEADLINE for DT call entries is MAY 15, 2009 midnight YOUR time (I am nice, LOL)

New DT members will be notified by May 17.

Our new DT will be announced here on May 22, 2009

Now on to Sketch #14…

Sketch #14 created for CY by Ali MacDonald

 Sketch #14 created for CY by Ali MacDonald

Here are some beautiful interpretations by our  uber-talented CY Design Team!

Layout created by CY DT member Liz Weber, a gal we can always count on for “a stunner!”

Yup!! A Stunner!

"Many Faces" layout created by Liz Weber for CY

“Many Faces” layout created by DT Member Liz Weber for CY

  Here is Ann Seleshanko’s “wise”  interpretation: No-one can combine patterns the way Ann does!!

A+ Gorgeous!

"Summer Hike" layout by CY DT Member Ann Seleshanko

“Summer Hike” layout by CY DT Member Ann Seleshanko

 Here is a layout by CY Design Team Member Jana Fail. Colourful and happy in a way that is perfection- those are Jana’s LOs!

Bravo Jana!

 "Going up and Going down"~ A Layout by CY Design Team Member Jana Fail

Stay tuned for more lovely work on Thursday… Hope you’re feeling inspired! 🙂 

Now go re-read the DT applicant information, above! **Grin**

 Thanks Liz, Ann and Jana for your beautiful work today!~

It was a pleasure to post!

April 6, 2009

Sketch #10

Posted in 12" x 12" Sketches, Designer's Creations at 1:48 pm by alimom4

Here’s a sketch I drew for Creatively Yours. I used my sample page/LO for this sketch on Sisterhood of Scrap in February as part of my “Teaching Tuesday” tutorial about using  paints in your scrappin’!  You can read that here.

Sketch #10

Sketch #10 by Creatively Yours Designer,  Ali MacDonald

Sketch #10 by Creatively Yours Designer, Ali MacDonald

Here is my sample page for the sketch. It’s called “Cover Shot.”

LO created by CY Designer Ali MacDonald

 Now along we go to our “Creatively Yours” Designers’ layout interpretations of Sketch #10!
 
A “Shine” layout created by CY Designer  Jana Fail
Layout created by CY Designer Jana Fail

Layout created by CY Designer Jana Fail

 Our next LO was created by CY Designer Beth Price and is called “Pump it!”

Layout created by CY Designer Beth Price

Layout created by CY Designer Beth Price

Our third LO today is by CY Designer Ann Seleshanko and gives some good advice: “Be yourself!”

LO created by CY Designer Ann Seleshanko

LO created by CY Designer Ann Seleshanko

Our final beautiful LO today is called “Your Smile,” and was created by CY Designer Liz Weber.
LO by CY Designer Liz Weber

LO by CY Designer Liz Weber

Thanks for checking out  the latest CY creations to be posted on our Blog! More fun scrappin’ to come; so keep checking back! Be sure to share any of your Sketch #10 creations! LOVE to see ’em!

Special thanks to our Designers today!

March 22, 2009

Sketch #9

Posted in 12" x 12" Sketches, Designer's Creations at 8:15 pm by alimom4

It brings me lots of happiness to bring you Sketch #9. Hope you like it and get lots of inspiration from it and from  our CY Designers’ interpretations!

By the way, I have been meaning to mention that all the little suggestions I write on my sketches are ONLY that: suggestions! Often they are just little snippets, notes and reminders to myself, useful for when I create a layout from the sketch!

Additionally, though,  it’s really great to see how the girls will interpret  a sketch with a few things written on it! 🙂

Sketch #9 by CY Sketch Artist Ali MacDonald

 Sketch #9 by CY Sketch Artist Ali MacDonald

This interpretation is from “Creatively Yours” Designer Merrilee Wheaton. Just look at the blues, buttons and doodling that Merrilee used here: Wow!

merrileewheaton_cy_sk9

Layout by CY Designer Merrilee Wheaton

“Creatively Yours” Designer Jenifer Cowles showcases a beautiful photo of one of her children in this softly coloured, gentle interpretation of Sketch #9

Layout by CY Designer Jenifer Cowles

Layout by CY Designer Jenifer Cowles

This time, I had a chance to interpret my own sketch! Here it is…with some playtime pix of Daniel, our “Savvy Star Aficionado” TYFL!

Layout by CY Designer and Sketch Artist Ali MacDonald

Layout by CY Designer and Sketch Artist Ali MacDonald

March 13, 2009

Sketch #8

Posted in 12" x 12" Sketches, Designer's Creations at 8:05 am by alimom4

Layout by CY Designer & Sketch Artist Ali MacDonald

Sketch #8 by Ali MacDonald

May I present to you  a darling, pet-friendly interpretation of Sketch #8 by our March 2009 “CY” Guest Designer, Karen Aldrin?!

Guest Designer Karen Aldrin's take on Sketch #8

Guest Designer Karen Aldrin’s take on Sketch #8

 

 And, there’s more! Here is March 2009 “CY” Guest Designer Rowee Ortile’s precious, child-friendly  “take” on Sketch #8

CY Guest Designer Rowee Ortile's interpretation of Sketch #8
CY Guest Designer Rowee Ortile’s interpretation of Sketch #8

This time I had the chance to interpret my OWN sketch! Hope you like this layout, originally published over at Journaling Junkie.  Layout by CY Designer & Sketch Artist Ali MacDonald

Thanks to our Designers and Guest Designers for their beautiful interpretations of the Sketch!

They both made me smile!! How about you?

Be sure to tell us what you thought in the Comments section below.

 Additionally, don’t forget the Sketch #51 Challenge: and tell a friend!!   

March 10, 2009

More Sketch #51 Layouts

Posted in 12" x 12" Sketches, Challenges, Designer's Creations at 11:47 am by alimom4

We had a couple of our DT layouts go astray in Cyberspace, LOL!

I am pleased to present to you once again, “Creatively Yours” Sketch #51 and two more interpretations from our talented DT!

Don’t forget the VERY important Challenge in the post just below this one, OK?

Veeeerrrrry important that you do enter this challenge!!! Trust me!

Here’s that sketch:

Sketch #51 created by "Creatively Yours" Sketch Artist Noella Arsenault

Sketch #51 created by “Creatively Yours” Sketch Artist Noella Arsenault

CY Designer Helga Payawal-Vergara Created this wonderful layout using Sketch #51 as her inspiration. The layout has  so much movement within its’ elements!

 A layout by CY Designer Helga Payawal-Vergara

  A layout by CY Designer Helga Payawal-Vergara

 CY Designer Liz Weber created this gorgeous interpretation of Sketch #51. It’s so “calming” in tone!  The dimensional butterflies draw the eye to the beautiful photographs showcased here. 

A Layout by CY Designer Liz Weber

A Layout by CY Designer Liz Weber

Thanks to you both, Liz and Helga for sharing your Design talent with us here at “Creatively Yours”!! 

Our wonderful CY Design Team makes us so very proud!

BRAVO to you all!!!

March 5, 2009

Sketch #7

Posted in 12" x 12" Sketches, Creatively Yours Announcements, Designer's Creations at 2:01 pm by alimom4

Sketch #7 by Ali for "Creatively Yours"

 

Sketch #7 by Ali for "Creatively Yours"

A  gorgeous, soft &  finely detailed garden layout from “Creatively Yours” Designer, Merrilee Wheaton. It makes one long for Spring here in the Annapolis Valley!

LAyout by CY designer Merrilee Wheaton

Layout by "Creatively Yours" Designer Merrilee Wheaton

Coincidentally, “Creatively Yours”
Designer Jenifer Cowles also chose a garden as the featured subject in her layout. Isn’t the richness of the colour here breathtaking?

Layout by "Creatively Yours" Designer Jenifer Cowles

 

Layout by "Creatively Yours" Designer Jenifer Cowles

Thank you, Jenifer and Merrilee for making Sketch #7 come to life! How beautiful…

 

March 2, 2009

Special Assignment: SKETCH #6!

Posted in 12" x 12" Sketches, Creatively Yours Announcements, Designer's Creations at 12:33 pm by alimom4

Every so often, depending on how the assignments are progressing along, and how the blog posting is going,  we have the chance to offer a CY-DT member or Guest CY-DT Member the opportunity to complete a Special Assignment. Usually the turn-around time is quite tight, so Kudos to the gals who have been able to accept and deliver on these.

Today we have some beautiful eye candy for you from CY DT Member Liz Weber, as she interprets Sketch #6. Enjoy!

SKETCH #6

SKETCH #6

A richly detailed layout by CY Designer Liz Weber! Aren’t little girls’ friendships adorable in so many ways?

"Friendship" a Layout created by CY Designer Liz Weber

 

 

"Friendship" a Layout created by CY Designer Liz Weber

With many thanks today, Liz!

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