May 29, 2009
Check this out, our wonderful new DT is “up” on Scrapscene today!! !
(Many Thanks to my friend Angie of Scrapscene. )
May 21, 2009
Let’s shout it from the rooftops! We have a brand new Design Team here at CY! Noella and I are pleased to welcome FIVE talented ladies to Creatively Yours!
Here they are, along with bios and photos so you can “put a face to a name!”
Hi my name is Ann and I’m very pleased to be a part of the Creatively Yours team. I’ve been married for 10 years and I’m a stay at home mom of two boys almost 6 and 9. They are the subject of most of my layouts. I live in Calgary, Alberta and there is no where else I’d rather be. I love being so close the the mountains. I’m a big history buff and have a degree in History. I’ve been scrapbooking for 10 years and making cards for about 6 years. I’m totally addicted. I love sketches as a starting point for creating. I love how one sketch can take on so many different forms. I’m on the design team at Savvy ‘n’ Sassy and I also sketch/design for SheetLoad of cards . I’m starting to dabble in photography and I’m hoping to take some courses in the fall. You can find me on my blog here. My Gallery is here.
Hi. My name is Misty Miller. I have been married to my husband, Dan, for 18 years. We have twin boys, Jacob and Caleb, who are 12 years old. We live in Greenfield, Indiana, and I teach students with learning difficulties. When we have the opportunity, we enjoy camping and hiking. I have always been into different crafts – sewing, cross-stitching, and quilting to name a few – since I was younger. I started seriously scrapbooking about 4 years ago when I was invited to a Creative Memories workshop at our church. I enjoyed scrapbooking so much that I kept going back to their monthly workshops. My style has certainly changed over the past 4 years. I look back at my first layouts and laugh. I am looking forward to being a part of the Design Team here at Creatively Yours!
Misty’s Blog is here. Enjoy!
My name is Rita Barakat. I have been married to my wonderful hubby for over 18 years. I am a stay at home mother of five beautiful children. We had two then were blessed to adopt three more. (Baby girl is in the pic with me.) I craft because I love it. I have always loved crafts and scrapbooking is a way to incorporate my love of crafts into an art form that others will treasure for future generations. I am so excited to be on the Design Team for Creatively Yours because I love sketches! I love looking at other people’s work, it’s so inspiring! I can’t wait to see what you come up with! I look forward to getting to working with Ali, Noella, the new DT and getting to know all of you.
5. Andi Dickson~
I live in Washington State with my husband and 3 children, Scott (8), Sierra (6) and Venice (1). Besides homeschooling, scrapbooking is how I choose to spend most of my time. I love the creative challenge, and I enjoy creating beautiful things. I feel like my style is often changing, and it’s usually fairly eclectic. I tend to be more modern and bold, as I don’t usually care for the vintage or romantic look. I also enjoy cooking, gardening and going to the gym! Andi’s blog is here . Her Gallery is here . Enjoy!
Thank you to ALL the scrappers who applied to our Design Team Call… your Sketch #14 entries were really super! We encourage you to apply when the next call goes out!
We also heartily congratulate Alison Thorne (June’s CY Guest Designer) and Jenifer Cowles (July’s CY Guest Designer). These upcoming guests were chosen through the recent CY-DT Call.
April 30, 2009
We’re super-excited to present you with something NEW today at Creatively Yours!
Noella and I thought it only fitting that we have members of our fabulous outgoing Design Team, one of our Guest Designers and a former Guest Designer interpret the newest thing we’re sketching: TAGS!
You got it!
What can we use tags for?
Here are some fun ideas:
Use your tags on gift bags, or atop wrapped presents.
Hang pretty, sparkly tags on the Christmas Tree! Write a special Christmas story verse on each tag you create.
Use a tag as a small bookmark.
Make a CARD out of a TAG Sketch (as you’ll see in Deanne’s interpretation below.)
Make the tags from waterproof materials and hang them on a backpack or suitcase as identification!
Place the tag on your scrapbook page to embellish it.
Write your journaling on a tag and place on a LO.
Embellish a card with a tag!
When adding photos to a small tag, try using “index prints” provided by many photo developers. They are the PERFECT size!
Use a tag to “pretty up” a bouquet of flowers with the recipient’s name and a nice handwritten message.
Place a magnet on the back of your tag and embellish it, then add a favourite quote or photo, and voila! An instant fridge decoration you can LOVE.
Pin a cool tag to a Bulletin Board!
Make your tags into funky name-tags for a themed get-together or crafty meeting.
Use handmade tags of various sizes to label the drawers and baskets in your craft area.
Whatever you do with your completed tag, always come back to CY for sketches and tag design ideas and to share the tags you’ve created and what you’re using them for! We’d LOVE to see your tags and ideas!….
And here are some gorgeous tag sketch interpretations from members of the Creatively Yours Design Team!
CY Designer Liz Weber did us proud yet again with this rich, colourful interpretation of Sketch #11
These are Ching’s parents at their 50th Wedding Anniversary!
CY Designer Jenifer Cowles interpreted Sketch #11 with the classy colour scheme and a glistening snowflake as seen here:
And… as a special treat, we have another tag sketch for you today!
Here we go with Tag #2
“Lucky Sketch #13!”
Ching Phillips, on Special Assignment, has once again created some beauty with her Tag for Sketch #13!
Ann Seleshanko never disappoints! Her work is always such a treat for the eyes! Just look at her tag:
One of our April 2009 CY Guest Designers, Deanne Burton, made us proud by creating two interpretations of Sketch #13!
First, a Happy Birthday Wish!
Then, Deanne created & shared a Christmas greeting!
A “card-tag” spreading much Joy:
CY Designer Liz Weber provided us with a gorgeous interpretation of Sketch #13. The colours will knock your socks off!
Warm “Thank Yous ” and biggest ((HUGZ)) to ALL of our CY Designers and Guest Designers. Your creations are an honour to post here at CY!
Special thanks to February 2009 CY Guest Designer Ching Phillips for sharing her tag creations with us on today’s Special Assignment.
Warmest thanks to our “Scrappin Sisters,” Deanne Burton, Susan Coish and Carla Robinson for their team spirit and inspiring input this month. You all ROCK!
A warm farewell to CY Designers Liz Weber, Jana Fail, Ann Seleshanko, Merrilee Wheaton, Jenifer Cowles, Beth Price, Helga Payawal-Vergara and Evelien Verschelde.
Each of you has contributed beautifully to making CY a special and inspirational place. You are valued and appreciated.
Thank you- and please remember that we are always looking for Guest Designers here on the Blog!~ Please keep in touch and show us your creations via the Comments section!
Lots is planned for May as we bring you some fun and variety in different forms. Be sure to check it out and have some fun with us!
In June we will be starting back to our traditional posting here at CY with a brand new Design Team.
Remember to apply for the DT! ALL WELCOME!
~Noella and Ali
April 24, 2009
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**)
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 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. )
CY Guest Designer Susan Coish provides us with a glimpse of the happiness of children at play in her layout for Sketch #12
April 19, 2009
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 ~
Here is a scalloped and lacy treat for your eyes: an Easter layout by talented CY Design Team member Beth Price!
Here’s a layout from “Yours Truly,” based upon Sketch #15
(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 15, 2009
Noella has been busily sketching and here is a brand new card sketch that she created for our talented CY Guest Designers!
~ Here’s a classy interpretation by CY Guest Designer Carla Robinson ~
That open heart is perfect!
~ Here’s a soft, sweet interpretation of the sketch by CY Guest Designer Deanne Burton ~
Love the orange rick–rack!
~ CY Guest Designer Susan Coish interpreted card sketch #25 with “Joie de vivre!” ~
The red “pop ” is so eye-catching!
Many thanks to our CY Guest Designers, Susan, Carla and Deanne for their beautiful interpretations of Card sketch #25. You do us sooo proud here at CY! What a treat to see your work! The recipients of these cards will be touched- they’re gorgeous!
Here’s an interpretation of the sketch from “Yours Truly.” I went Spring-y and citrus-y with this one using up some FUN Scenic Route papers!!
Thanks for sharing the fun of making cards with us!!! Please remember that we have a DT call on- all are welcome to apply, whether you have worked as a Designer at CY before, or not. International applicants are invited to apply as well.
**Read the CY post on April 12-’09 [below] for more info!**
April 4, 2009
Another of our TALENTED and friendly Sisters is featured here today! Welcome to “Creatively Yours” Susan!
This busy gal deserves a standing ovation right now. I am about to burst, prouder than proud to tell you that Susan is completing her Nursing degree from the same Uni I attended when I studied Nursing!! In the midst of her studies and work as a Nursing student, she is a Mommy, wife and scrapper… wearing sooo many hats in each role!! *We all understand the “many hats” thing, right?* LOL
Susan was kind enough to send me her bio to share with you all!
“I am blessed to be married to a wonderful man, and we have 2 beautiful daughters ( ages 8 and 7). I am 30…something…and currently finishing up my last 3 weeks of nursing school ( my second career). Once finished I hope to be a pediatric nurse in my local hospital. We live in Moncton, NB and have been here for 6 years. I started scrapbooking in 2002 (I think… lol). My sister (Deanne) introduced me to the craft and I’ve been hooked ever since. I spend a lot of time browsing galleries and grabbing inspiration anywhere I can get it.
I scrapbook because it’s become an outlet for my day to day stressors. I find that even the days when I am totally exhausted from home stuff and school stresses, I like to sit at my scrapping table and scrap a quick LO to relieve that stress.
I also love to create the memories for my kids. It makes me so happy to see them sitting down and looking at the pages I have created through the years (and there’s a lot of them! lol) Through the years, my style has evolved many times. Right now, my style is eclectic. At times, I love adding extra details, but other times more simplistic pages work for me.
I am honoured to have been published in Scrapbook and Cards Today, Canadian Scrapbooker, and an inspiration idea book “Doodling for Papercrafters.”
Thanks to Ali and Noella, for inviting us to be a part of the team here for the month of April. I look forward to inspiring and being inspired by each one of you.”
Here is a link to Susan’s fun blog which she calls Scrap ‘n Doodle! Go check out her awesome work!
Speaking of that, here are two of Susan’s favourite layouts. Enjoy!
Welcome to you, Susan, and a big Thank You to you and your wonderfully creative Sisters Carla and Deanne for being Guest Designers here at Creatively Yours this month! Have fun Gals!