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 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.

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 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 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!

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 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!

February 4, 2009

Scrapscene… and our RAK Winner!

Posted in Contests, Creatively Yours News, CY Design Team at 7:26 pm by alimom4

mentioned Creatively Yours today! Check it out girls!

You’re all famous!  Congratulations!

And now for the draw for the winner of the Ribbon RAK…

 I was assisted by my son Bryan, who drew the name….. are you ready?…

And the winner is…


Jana, you’ve won  the CY Ribbon RAK! I will mail it as soon as you email me your snail mail addy!

YAY! CONGRATS!  A big thanks to ALL who played along!  ~ Ali

February 1, 2009

Sketch #2

Posted in 12" x 12" Sketches, Contests, Designer's Creations at 6:38 am by alimom4

Sketch #2

Sketch #2


What a  Sunday treat! 

With pleasure, I bring to you  a new sketch and two individual interpretations of Sketch #2 by  CY Designers Jana and Beth.  What can YOU create with this sketch today?


~A richly journaled layout by CY-Designer Jana Fail~
Sketch #2

"Treats from the heart" ~A layout by CY Designer Jana Fail for Sketch #2

~A crisp autumn layout by CY-Designer Beth Price~
" a Layout for Sketch #2 by Designer Beth Price

"This Day" ~ A Layout for Sketch #2 by CY Designer Beth Price

Thanks for checking out the artistic interpretations of this sketch by our talented Designers! If you try this sketch, remember to link your creation via the Comments section here at CY!  We’ll be by to  have a peek and leave you a li’l note! It’s a great chance to have your work “seen” by many other scrappers and sketchers!


Remember our Ribbon RAK that is open until Sunday at Midnight AST honouring our FOUR new Guest Designers!!  You still have plenty of time to add a comment and thus have a chance to WIN a selection of ribbon sent right to your door!

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