May 22, 2009

Contest info:

Posted in Challenges, Contests at 9:21 am by alimom4

For the  May Monday Challenges Contest, I have had some trouble accessing the entries.


If you have completed or are completing  a LO for any PAST or FUTURE May challenge please  email them to me ASAP at peteali  @  eastlink. ca (with no spaces).

Include your name.

THEN I can enter you in our “growing” Colorbok Prize Pack draw!  It’s going to be a FUN and AMAZING PRIZE!

RAK Prize Pack to be won with your lucky "Challenge" ballot!

The BASIC Colorbok Prize Pack for May's Monday Challenges. It is GROWING!

It gets bigger EVERY time I receive an entry.  Here is a sneak peek of the BASIC prize pack! 

The only way I can enter your name is if you email it to me.

ALL WELCOME regardless of location. Additionally, former/current DT members and former/current Guest Designers are also eligible.

 Have fun- Now go on!!!  “Get creating! “

THANKS gals!


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!


May 12, 2009

It’s Time for Challenge B!!

Posted in Challenges, Contests at 8:55 am by alimom4

Challenge B:  This week our challenge is to create a LO that features the colours RED or Blue, while creating a LO from Sketch #21!

(Ok…Yes… you can use both colours! )

 Any shade of blue or red goes!

[These are my two fave colours, so I’m being  a li’l selfish here! ]

CY Sketch #21 by Noella Arsenault

Here is a link to Challenge A and the rules.

Remember you have a chance to win this GROWING  prize pack if you enter!

RAK Prize Pack to be won with your lucky "Challenge" ballot!
RAK Prize Pack to be won with your lucky “Challenge” ballot!

I am adding one new item every time I receive an entry. It’ll be a great pack of scrappy-ness!

Now go, go, go!!! Let me see your creativity!

Applicants to the CY Design Team might find this a good Challenge to do as well.

Show us your Team Spirit!

May 10, 2009

Prize Pak Picture!!

Posted in Challenges, Contests at 9:30 am by alimom4

Be sure to enter the challenges this month!

Challenge A has been posted below. Three will be  another Challenge posted EVERY Monday in May!

The challenges do not have to be done in order. You can pick and choose!

Do one challenge or do all 4 this month, but be SURE to get your name in the prize draw!

 The prize is SO much fun!

RAK Prize for our Lucky Winner!

RAK Prize for our Lucky Winner!

Each challenge you complete and send in to me  {pete ali@ east no spaces} nets you a BALLOT for our

 Colorbok Prize Pak. 

I’m going to sweeten the pot… For every entrant, I will ADD one item of Scrappy-ness to the RAK seen above!

Now: Go, go, go!

May 5, 2009

Wow: It’s the Merry Month of May!!!

Posted in Challenges, Contests at 12:22 pm by alimom4

Noella and I thought we’d post a FUN CHALLENGE  for you every week this month. That means 4 challenges this month!

We’ll be sharing sketches from the CY archives as we do this!

Every time you email a LO or card to Ali & Noella, we will happily throw your name into our “hat.” 

LOs & cards sent in will be shared here on the  CY Blog, along with your name and blog addy on May 30th, 2009!!  

What  a great opportunity to share your work  with others.

The BEST part!

At the end of the month, we will have a draw from ALL those names for a really fun Colorbok prize pack!

Your RAK Prize will look just like this one with a few extras thrown in to “sweeten the pot!”

Your Colorbok RAK Prize will be just like this one~!

So, to recap:

*A new Challenge will be issued on Mondays throughout May.

* Must use the CY sketch posted to complete each challenge

* email all of your CY Challenge LOs and cards to Ali by May 29th midnight YOUR time at  pete ali @ eastlink .ca with no spaces.

*****PLEASE INCLUDE THE SKETCH NUMBER, your name and your blog addy! (Missing information makes it hard to complete my work. Thanks for your consideration.)*****

* LOs will be shared here at CY on on May 30th 

*Prize draw and announcement of winner will be made May 31st


1. Challenge A  is to create a LO about an ANIMAL. It can be a pet, zoo critter, a bird, a creepy crawly or a wilderness friend. ANY sort of animal LO is acceptable.

2. Here is the sketch you’ll use for your LO! 

 Sketch # 15

Sketch #15 by Noella Arsenault

Sketch #15 by Noella Arsenault















Thanks to my friends Deanne, Carla and Susan at Sisterhood of Scrap for the contest idea, which I modified from their method of hosting SOS Blog challenges.

March 17, 2009

Sketch #51 NOTE!!! (Sneaky….)

Posted in Challenges, Contests at 10:23 am by alimom4

Sketch #51 Challenge is still open! So far we have had  no takers! Who among our talented readers needs a fun Challlenge!?

And… the exposure  of your beautiful scrappin’ work on the BLOG?

OK, I am going to sweeten the pot!!! We were being sneaky, Noella and I…LOL.

Here is the plan:

Noella and I will be choosing a GUEST DESIGNER for April among the Sketch #51 LOs created by our “CY”  blog readers!

So please read the rules below, & then do a LO with that sketch! ! Send us the link so that we may visit.  YOU just might be the APRIL 2009 “Creatively Yours” Guest Designer! ALL are welcome, regardless of whether you have designed for “CY” before or not, and regardless of your location… Go for it!

International participants are welcomed! 

A note to our CY designers:

Any and ALL of the current CY Designers or GDTs who complete a LO for Sketch #51– including those who originally interpreted it for us and do a 2nd  layout,– will receive the opportunity to accept an EXTRA “CY” assignment!!!!

This assignment could be a card or LO or… oh… let me tell you…it will be a  FUN surprise… So please do a new LO for Sketch #51, post the link in the comments section and have a chance to get increased exposure on the Blog! Simple as that. OK?

Time to SCRAP ladies!!!!! Wahooo!!!!

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 9, 2009


Posted in Challenges, Contests, Designer's Creations at 3:39 am by alimom4

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


“Creatively Yours” Designer Ann Seleshanko  mixed a selection of patterned papers to create a crisp, cheerful winter layout as her interpretation of Sketch #51 . What gorgeous smiles… and shiny, pretty  snowflakes! Brrrrrr!

Layout by "Creatively Yours" Designer Ann Seleshanko

Layout by "Creatively Yours" Designer Ann Seleshako

“Creatively Yours” Designer Evelien Verschelde celebrates love and sharing with a family-centered layout in her whimsical and gentle interpretation of Sketch #51. It radiates happiness!  

A layout by "Creatively Yours" designer Evelien Verschelde
A layout by “Creatively Yours” Designer Evelien Verschelde

 Noella and I, and our talented “Creatively Yours ” Designers hope you’ve enjoyed these beautiful interpretations of the latest CY Sketch!

Why not give Sketch #51 a try? We’d enjoy seeing your interpretations!
What’s the incentive??? 
TWO lucky artists will have their interpretations  posted on the CY site as a special treat!
Let’s Go!!!
How do you enter the Challenge???
Post the link to YOUR interpretation of Sketch #51 in the Comments section located below.
Noella and I will follow the link you provide, & come by to “visit” and see your creation(s) for this sketch! I’ll bet some of the CY Designers will pop by too! Wow, that means MORE BLOG TRAFFIC and exposure for YOUR WORK!!!
YES: you may create MORE than one layout for consideration in this Challenge. Create as many as you’d like.
We’ll be thrilled to consider each and every one for online publication on the CY blog!
Just remember: The layouts MUST be created with Sketch #51. Turning or flipping the sketch is fine, too. 
 And…you just might receive a request to place YOUR layout
front and centre on the “Creatively Yours” site!!
Now take Sketch #51 and GET BUSY!!!! LOL
Don’t forget to share the link to your creation so we can find it… and find you!
Tell all your friends to join us here at CY for this fun Challenge with a COOL “Creatively Yours” incentive!
Have fun!

January 10, 2009

Flippin’ February & March Madness Guest Designer Contest!

Posted in 12" x 12" Sketches, Challenges, Contests, Creatively Yours News at 2:58 pm by alimom4

Sketch #10

for the CY Guest Designer Contest!

Sketch # 10: for the CY Guest Designer Contest!

CY is running a contest to locate FOUR talented scrapbookers to become CY Guest Design Team Members for a 1-month period. We are seeking 2 designers for February and 2 for March, 2009.
Everyone, including international scrappers and previous CY designers is invited to apply.
Below are the contest rules.

To enter, you must flip, turn, or “mirror image” (reverse) the contest sketch that we have posted above for the CY Guest Designer Contest.  You can even turn it upside-down! 

Then, create your layout based on the way that you turned/flipped/mirror-imaged the sketch. The interpretation of the sketch MUST remain a 12×12″ layout size, however.

 Use any colours, photos, papers, cardstock, and embellies you like. Creative FREEDOM!

 DUE DATE FOR ENTRIES: Midnight, AST Thursday January 29th 2009. One entry per person please.

 Email your well-photographed contest entry to us at AND

 ***Please type: CY GDT CONTEST Feb/Mar 2009 in the subject line of your email!*** Thanks!

 We will choose 4 CY Guest Designers from the pool of entries received. Winners will be notified by email on January 30-31, 2009. Winning entries will be posted on the CY blog with a mini-bio of each Guest Design Team position winner!

 Please join in the fun!

August 10, 2008

Weekly Sketch Challenge!

Posted in Challenges at 8:50 pm by Noella

Hi gals!  I have decided that I am going to start each week with a challenge..are you up for it?? is this weeks challenge:

Create a 6″ x 12″ layout using one of the two previously posted 6″ x 12″ sketches.  Your colors can only be black and white!! Ah..come on..I know you can do it!

Here is the link to the sketches:

Deadline will be Friday August 15th.  Post a link right here in the comments to your creation.  I will then post everyones interpretations on Saturday August 16th!!  Have fun and happy scrapping!

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