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 12, 2009
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 email@example.com 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…
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!
Here is Ann Seleshanko’s “wise” interpretation: No-one can combine patterns the way Ann does!!
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!
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
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.
Here is my sample page for the sketch. It’s called “Cover Shot.”
Our next LO was created by CY Designer Beth Price and is called “Pump it!”
Our third LO today is by CY Designer Ann Seleshanko and gives some good advice: “Be yourself!”
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!
April 2, 2009
“Meet” Deanne Burton, one of three Guest designers at Creatively Yours this month! !
Multi-talented and a great multi-tasker, Deanne is a teacher, mother, sister and daughter, wife, friend and SCRAPPER!!!
March 31, 2009
Evelien Verschelde created this gorgeous card using Sketch #24. Isn’t this “heartfelt” and beautiful?
CY Designer Merrilee Wheaton created this card “starring” gorgeous shades of turquoise & teal!
This card, created by CY Designer Liz Weber provides a treat in terms of texture and bright colour!
Thanks ladies for these beautiful “takes” on Card Sketch #24!! Thanks Noella for your beautiful sketch!
March 30, 2009
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!
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
This is our final day for Sketch #23!
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!!
CY Design Team Member Beth Price created a richly distressed card for us. The flower, red button and turquoise trim really caught my eye!
CY Designer Jenifer Cowles interpreted the assigned card sketch in a uniquely beautiful way with her stitching and a gorgeous, multilayered flower!
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!