April 30, 2009

Surprise!!! A Special Reveal!

Posted in CY Design Team, Designer's Creations, Guest Designers, Tag Sketches at 1:36 pm by alimom4

 

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!…. 

Tag #1

Sketch #11

Sketch #11 by Ali MacDonald- Our first-ever CY Tag Sketch!

Sketch #11 by Ali MacDonald- Our first-ever CY Tag Sketch!

 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

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Tag created by CY Designer Liz Weber

 
Ching Phillips, on Special Assignment, created this celebratory anniversary tag for us!

These are Ching’s parents at their 50th Wedding Anniversary!

Tag created by Ching Phillips on Special Assignment

Tag created by former CY Guest Designer Ching Phillips on Special Assignment

 

 CY Designer Jenifer Cowles interpreted Sketch #11 with the classy colour scheme and a glistening snowflake as seen here:

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Tag created by CY Designer Jenifer Cowles

 

And… as a special treat, we have another tag sketch for you today!

Here we go with Tag #2

“Lucky Sketch  #13!”

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Jana Fail stepped up to the plate with this gorgeous interpretation of Sketch #13.
 (She told me that used her tag on a baby gift the day she created it! )
 
 Tag created by CY Designer Jana Fail

Tag Created by CY Designer Jana Fail

 Ching Phillips, on Special Assignment, has once  again created some beauty with her Tag for Sketch #13!

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Tag created by Former Guest Designer Ching Phillips on Special Assignment

 

 Ann Seleshanko  never  disappoints! Her work is always such a treat for the eyes! Just look at her tag:

Tag created by CY Designer Ann Seleshanko
Tag created by CY Designer Ann Seleshanko

 

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!

Tag created by CY Guest Designer Deanne Burton

Then, Deanne created & shared a Christmas greeting!

A “card-tag” spreading much Joy:

Card created  by Deanne Burton

 

CY Designer Liz Weber provided us with a gorgeous interpretation of Sketch #13. The colours will knock your socks off! 

Tag created by CY Designer Liz Weber

Tag created by CY Designer Liz Weber

 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!

Chat soon!

~Noella and Ali

 

 

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!

April 4, 2009

CY Guest Designer Feature: Susan Coish!

Posted in Designer's Creations, Guest Designers at 4:11 pm by alimom4

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

Meet Susan:

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 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! 

"Playing with Bubbles" LO by CY Guest Designer Susan Coish

"Playing with Bubbles" LO by CY Guest Designer Susan Coish

 

"Take me for a Ride" LO by CY Guest Designer Susan Coish
“Take me for a Ride” LO by CY Guest Designer Susan Coish

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!

 

April 2, 2009

CY Guest Designer Feature: Deanne Burton!

Posted in Card Sketches, CY Design Team, Designer's Creations at 2:01 pm by alimom4

 It’s always nice to get to know our guests better!

“Meet” Deanne Burton, one of three Guest designers at Creatively Yours this month! ! 

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Multi-talented and a great multi-tasker, Deanne is a teacher, mother, sister and daughter, wife,  friend and SCRAPPER!!!

Deanne’s Bio:

“My name is Deanne Burton. I’m a loving wife and mom. I am also a teacher of fantastic grade 6 kids (love ’em to pieces! Super bunch!) I live in Newfoundland, and wouldn’t live in any other place in the whole wide world!
I should have said first and foremost, I AM A SCRAP ADDICT! There I said it!I have always been creative and have always done some sort of craft for as long as I can remember (even as a toddler!) Right from the  first time I pout a crayon in my hand, to now, I have loved to create.
Scrapbooking allows me to do EXACTLY what I want with a picture and piece of paper! Awesome feeling!
My scrapbooking is my passion, my pasttime, it is ME!! I HATE sitting with nothing to do. Idleness is just not “my thang!!!” My hands have to be doing something, so what better to put into busy hands than some great pictures, pretty papers and ribbon, brads, buttons, paint, chipboard, rubons, flowers, ink, glue dots, stamps, and scissors!!!!!!!!
I just love it, I really do!!!!!!”
 
Thanks Deanne! I have had the pleasure of working with Deanne in  couple of other places on the web. Just love her enthusiasm for this great hobby/paper-craft/memory saving activity!  
At Scrapbooker’s Club House, I wrote a feature about Deanne and will share it. It includes photos of some of Deanne’s fave projects!
Below you will ALSO find Deanne’s interpretation of Creatively Yours’  card sketch #24!
Welcome, welcome to CY,  Deanne! We’re thrilled to have you wih us!
Card by CY Guest signer Deanne Burton, using Card Sketch #24

Card by CY Guest designer Deanne Burton, using Card Sketch #24

March 31, 2009

Card Sketch #24: Day 2

Posted in Card Sketches, Designer's Creations at 1:14 am by alimom4

Card Sketch by Noella Arsenault

Card Sketch by Noella Arsenault

 

 Evelien Verschelde created this gorgeous card using Sketch #24. Isn’t this “heartfelt” and beautiful?

Card by CY Designer Evelien Verschelde

Card by CY Designer Evelien Verschelde

CY Designer Merrilee Wheaton created this card “starring” gorgeous shades of turquoise & teal!

Card by CY Designer Merrilee Wheaton

Card by CY Designer Merrilee Wheaton

This card, created by CY Designer Liz Weber provides a treat in terms of texture and bright colour!

Card by CY Designer Liz Weber

Card by CY Designer Liz Weber

Thanks ladies for these beautiful “takes” on Card Sketch #24!! Thanks Noella for your beautiful sketch!

March 30, 2009

Card Sketch #24: Day 1

Posted in Card Sketches, Designer's Creations at 6:00 am by alimom4

Card Sketch #24 by CY Premiere Sketch Artist Noella Arsenault

Card Sketch #24 by CY Premiere Sketch Artist Noella Arsenault

Here’s a fun interpretation of Sketch #24 by March 2009 CY Guest Designer Rowee Ortile. The owls look adorable~!  Thanks for all your exceptional work this month, Rowee!

Card by Guest Designer  Rowee Ortile

Card by Guest Designer Rowee Ortile

CY Guest Designer Karen Aldrin created this unique card as an interpretation of Sketch #24. The red is awesome. 🙂 Thanks for all your fun scrappin’ work this month Karen: it’s been much appreciated!
Card by Guest Designer Karen Aldrin

Card by Guest Designer Karen Aldrin

CY Designer Ann Seleshanko created this Spring-like & stunning “take” on Sketch #24. Don’t you just LOVE the yellow butterfly?
Card created by Ann Seleshanko
Card created by CY Designer Ann Seleshanko

Stay tuned on March 31 for yet MORE cards created with Sketch #24! And remember that our April Guest Design Team members will be announced tomorrow, too! It’ll be exciting, so be sure to check in.

March 27, 2009

CY Card Week: Day 4 with Sketch #23

Posted in Card Sketches, Designer's Creations at 10:30 pm by alimom4

 

This is our final day for Sketch #23!

Card Sketch #23 by Noella Arsenault

Card Sketch #23 by Noella Arsenault

Our CY Guest Designer for January 2009, Vivi Rahman has created this very stylish card for Sketch #23! I just love the red polka-dots, turquoise damask print & the awesome lace!!

Card by Vivi Rahman

Card by Vivi Rahman

 CY Design Team Member Beth Price created a richly distressed card for us.  The flower, red button and turquoise trim really caught my eye!

Card by Beth Price

Card by Beth Price

 CY Designer Jenifer Cowles interpreted the assigned card sketch in a uniquely beautiful way with her stitching and a gorgeous, multilayered flower!

Card by Jenifer Cowles

Card by Jenifer Cowles

This evening wraps up our special “look” at the designers inspiring creations with sketch #23, created by our premiere sketch artist Noella Arsenault.

 We’ll take a break this weekend, then unveil Creatively Yours Card Sketch #24 on Monday March 30, 2009… along with a number of beautiful designer sketch interpretations sprinkled over a few days! Stay tuned!

Thank you to ALL of our CY Designers for their special & beautiful work.
Thank you for reading CY and sharing in the fun by doing sketch interpretations and telling us where we can find them!
We will ALWAYS visit and comment on your blog[s], so be sure to let u know when you interpret a CY sketch!
Toodles until Monday!

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