Friday, October 31, 2008

My Creative Inspiration Challenge #12

It's FRIDAY! And halloween ... but my page has nothing to do with halloween or even fall. I stumbled upon this photo of my fave flower & knew I needed a bit of sunshine. We had our first bit of snow the other day - I don't love winter at all, but today was really nice & warm. Have a happy halloween everyone! - Kayleigh

::All Designer Digitals::Essential Bases No. 04 (coming soon!), Capri Paper Pack & Hint at it No. 03 Brushes by Lynn Grieveson; Dripped Stains No. 01 ToolSet, 12 X 12 Scratched Edge Overlays No. 01 & Stitched by Anna Circles No. 01 by Anna Aspnes (coming soon!); Little Bits Alphabet & Cut-Ups Black & White (coming soon!) by Katie Pertiet; Watercolor Word Stamps by MaryAnn Wise; Memories Circles No. 06 Brushes-n-Stamps by Art Warehouse by Danelle Johnson

Monday, October 27, 2008

Creative Challenge #12

Good Morning Everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I had a great weekend, my friend from Quebec came down for the weekend and we worked on her Wedding Photos. It was fun and now it's back to work. : ( This week's challenge is nice and easy, so have fun! Can't wait to see your pages. - Tara

• Circles
• Brushes
• Stitches
• Word Art
• One Photo
• Purple Somewhere on the layout

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Creative Challenge #11 Layouts

Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Today we have a big family Halloween/ Thanksgiving event with my mom's side of the family. Should be a fun time. My cousin has a little guy who is 15 days younger than Spencer so it should be fun to see them together. I am making the appetizers for today & thought I would make a hot crab dip. I know I have made it before but have no idea where the recipe came from, so I am sure I will find one on the Internet. Seriously what did people do before the Internet?! I fell in love with this sweet page of Renee's. Be sure to leave some love for all the talented scrappers & check back tomorrow for Tara's challenge! -Kayleigh

Linda: Look, Learn, Live
Heiei: YOU
Gebics: fun in the sun
Cheryl: Treasured Everyday
Laura: Scary
Anke Love is…
Kittybrink: Greatful

Thursday, October 23, 2008

My Creative Challenge #11 Layout

Thanks for every one's well wishes, I am feeling better. I don't make a very good patient. I am posting this page of mine early, because lately I just don't have time in the morning to add computer time as I start work at 8am & I am NOT a morning person! I am loving the pages that you guys have done so far for this challenge! And if you still haven't done the challenge there is a couple Ali's templates on sale for Thrify Thursdays at DD. Check 'em out...

::All Designer Digitals:: Ali Edwards: Layered Template No. 15, Summer Title + Journal; Anna Aspnes: Paraiso Azul Page Set, MonoBlendz Cayenne Paperie, MonoBlendz Paper Collection - Sol; Katie Pertiet: Simple Classics No. 06 Kit (cut-ups re-coloured), Double Up Stitching No. 01, Notebook Edge Frames No. 02; Art Warehouse Danelle Johnson: Vibe Alphabet Brushes-n-Stamps; Pattie Knox: Staple Its!; Cassie Jones: How’d They Do That No. 13 Bending Shadows; Jesse Edwards: Life and Liberty Solids

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Copy Cat Wednesday #10

I can't believe it's only Wednesday. It feels like Thursday. I guess it's just wishful thinking. I hope everyone is having a good week. This week I have picked a layout by nicolem. It's so cute and I love the elements she has put together. I hope this inspires you and I can't wait to see your take. Have a Good Week! - Tara

June Bug by nicolem

Credits :: Pixel Canvas :: Vinnie Pearce-Kraft Paper Selection :: Designer Digitals :: Katie Pertiet-Ledger Paper Pieces-Leaves, Totally Tied Up No.1, Spooky Trees No.1, Mega Tags; Mindy Terasawa-Boo To You Kit-Paper :: ScrapArtist :: Lisa Whitney-The Ultimate Stitches-Circles :: Font :: CK Higgins Handprint.

First Blazer by LauraBean is our feature layout from last week's Copy Cat.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Creative Challenge #11

So I'm home sick today, just feeling really crummy. Eric & Spence were both sick last week & have since gotten better. But here I am in my jammies in my bed watching a cooking show with my laptop while Eric puts Spencer down for a nap. - Kayleigh

So here is the challenge for this week, enjoy everyone!
• Use a template of Ali Edwards (found at
• A brush Alpha
• Stitching

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Creative Challenge #10 Layouts

Well, I just finished watching the football game and my Steelers WON! So I'm very happy :). Thanks to everyone who participated, we had a ton of amazing layouts. I loved seeing all the different pages and how creative you guys were in putting all the pieces together. This week we decided to feature two layouts Anke and BrittanyLane. Be sure to leave some love on all the pages if you haven't already! Check back tomorrow for another fun challenge. - Tara

German Lebkuchen by Anke

Favorite Things

Music Of The Moment by krjd1985

Christmas 2007 by earlofoxford

Family Vacation by JALong

Some Things That Make Me Smile by lesvrolyk

Cute9 by Nath

Make Me Smile by Lindsan

Eggnog by Kittybrink

Celebrate Family by Heidi2008

Makin Me Smile by Marlie

Bahama Cruise by LaRissa

Something That Makes Me Smile by nativescrapper

Horses I Loved by Teri A

Discover Always by Beth

Friday, October 17, 2008

My Creative Challenge #10 Layout

YAY! It's Friday! I'm looking forward to the weekend. So I hope everyone is having fun with Creative Challenge #10. I know I did. I had to use Brown, Brushes, 3 Photos and scrap something that I love. Here is my layout using that combination. Don't forget to link us up to your layouts before Saturday and we will pick one layout to be featured on Sunday. Everyone have a great weekend. - Tara

Credits :: Designer Digitals :: Katie Pertiet-Date Journaling, Spot Dot Brushes No.4; Anna Aspnes-Stitched By Anna-No.1-Brown, Taped Dotty Polkas; Kellie Mize-Point It Out No.2; Lynn Grieveson-Essential Bases No.1 (Recoloured) :: Paislee Press :: Press Lines No.5-Love.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Copy Cat Wednesday #9

Good Morning everyone! This week for Copy Cat Wednesday I have decided to copy Patricia's a.k.a patriciaz layout. I love her design and her choice of elements. Don't forget to link us up to your layouts in the comments field, we look forward in seeing your guys takes. - Tara

Back To School

Credits :: All Designer Digitals :: Katie Pertiet-Barely Botanicals Paper Pack, Worth Repeating Expressions, Yarn Swirls & Simple Classics Kit No.3-Sister Cut Up; Pattie Knox-Chalk Talk Kit (Clip Recoloured); Jesse Edwards-Die Cut Paper 2; Lynn Grieveson-Worn Photo Edgers No.2.

Love You by krjd1985 is our feature layout from last week's Copy Cat.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

And The Winner Is ...

Thank you to everyone who left us a comment. The winner of the $5.00 Gift Card goes to Christine a.k.a. cheekymonkey Congratulations! Please email us your contact information and we will get you your GC as soon as possible. - Tara & Kayleigh

Monday, October 13, 2008

Creative Challenge #10

Hello Everyone, Happy Thanksgiving to all the Canadians. Today challenge is going to be a lot of fun because depending on your birth date and age that will decide what your challenge is. I saw this idea on the CatScarp Blog, and wished I seen it in time to participated. So I thought we would do it here. Using your birth date and age you will figure out what colour, embellishments, the number of photos and subject to use. See the sample below. Make sure you add up the digitals until you get one number. Any questions just drop us a line.

Can't wait to see your pages. Don't forget to leave us a comment on our 2nd Anniversary post for your chance to win a $5 GC to Designer Digitals. Deadline for comments is today at 11:00 p.m. Eastern. - Tara

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Creative Challenge #9 Layouts

Hope everyone is having a great weekend & for us Canadians eating lots of food :) There were lots of great pages this week, it was hard to choose a page but we both loved this great fall page by Christine aka AbbyG. Be sure to leave some love on all the pages if you haven't already! Check back tomorrow for a great challenge Tara has come up with!

Christine: Abby Fall

Linda: Party Dude
Anke: Summer Beauty
Kuznyec: Natália
Fiona: Scary...Not!
Billie: Eyes on the Ball
Kami: Girl Moments
Erin: Learning new words
Tracy: Playful
Renee: dirty baby

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Daily Dose of Digital 2009 Calendar

So some of you may have guessed that my big secret that I mentioned awhile back is the Daily Dose of Digital 2009 Calendar. If you haven't checked this out yet, you gotta run to to get your very own copy. It is jam-packed with daily inspiration from me & lots of the other members of the creative team at Designer Digitals. Throughout 2009 Designer Digitals will be having challenges with prizes all based off the amazing layouts in this calendar so you'll want to be sure you snag this one!

Friday, October 10, 2008

2nd Month Anniversary!

Today we celebrate our second month of blogging here at Creative Inspiration Blog. Kayleigh & I are so happy with the response we are getting. We love seeing all your layouts. To celebrate our second month we are giving away a $5 Gift Card to Designer Digitals. All you have to do is leave us a comment on this post by Monday, October 13th at 11:00 p.m. Eastern and we will randomly pick 1 winner. So spread the word and drop us a line. Don't forget to look back on Monday for a really FUN Creative Challenge #10. Everyone Have a Great Weekend. - Tara & Kayleigh

Our Creative Challenge #9

Happy Friday everyone! I am loving all the pages everyone has done based on the sketch I did. Check back tonight for a special surprise Tara has in store for everyone!!

CREDITS :: All Designer Digitals ::Anna Aspnes: Weathered Neutrals Paperie, Stitched by Anna White No. 01, Simple Torn Edges No. 05, MonoBlendz Cayenne Paperie; Katie Pertiet: Little Bits Alphabet, Lil Bits Black Alphabet; Pattie Knox: Absolutely Acrylic Tabs and Tags; Lynn Grieveson: Worn page edges; Ali Edwards: Holiday Title And Journal Blocks

CREDITS :: All Designer Digitals :: Katie Pertiet-Stitching Holes No.1, Watery Washes, Tilled Dates, Messy Trim Brushes & Loosley Labelled; Anna Aspnes-Avalanche Paper Pack No.3 & Stitched by Anna No.1-Brown; Jesse Edwards-Angione Kit & Paper Pack (Some Papers Recoloured); Pattie Knox-Staple Its.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Copy Cat Wednesday #8

It's Wednesday again and I can't wait for the long weekend. This coming weekend in Canada is our Thanksgiving weekend. I'm looking forward to a nice Family dinner and extra time off :) This week after web surfing I came across this layout by Crissy, I just love the simply elegance with all the details. I hope this inspires you as well. Can't wait to see what you come up with. Everyone have a great week! - Tara

Crissy Layout: Love You

:: Designer Digitals :: Katie Pertiet-Twilled Dates, Glen Moore Kit-Flowers (Recoloured); Mindy Terasawa-Fallen For You Kit-Ribbon; Jesse Edwards-Angione Kit-Ribbon (Recoloured); Anna Aspnes-Square Decorative Frame Brushes, Distressed Tool Set No.3; Ali Edwards-Hand Drawn Wedding Brushes :: Jen Wilson Designs :: Glitter Kitchen-Mini Framed Jewels :: Fonts :: CK Becky's Handwriting & Century Gothic.

Little Lady by Kuznyec is our feature Layout from last week's Copy Cat.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Creative Inspiration Challenge #9

Ahhhh the joy of still being in my jammies on a Monday at 10:30am, gotta love days off from work. Ready for a bit of a different kinda challenge this week? This week I decided to do a sketch to inspire you. Feel free to make it your own, by rotating or my fave shrinking the design, mixing up the blocks with paper & photos, and of course adding your own touches with elements & titlework! Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. Have a great day! - Kayleigh

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Creative Challenge #8 Layouts

Hi, everyone, it's actually 12:50 a.m. and I should be in bed, but I thought I would do my post first. I'm looking forward to later today I get to sit on the couch and relax and watch the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators and then tonight I get to hopefully watch the Pittsburgh Steelers kick some butt against the Jacksonville Jaguars. It's nice to have a day where you have nothing to do. Of course I hope to squeeze in some scrapping time. :) This week we have chosen to feature Fiona's Layout a.k.a Applechick. Love her username since I'm a huge Apple Computer fan. I love how beautiful and pretty her layout is. So Sweet! Thanks for everyone who participated. Don't forget to look back tomorrow when Kayleigh posts Creative Challenge #9. Have a Great Sunday - Tara

Long Time Ago

Brittany and Colby


Great Outdoors


Friday, October 3, 2008

Our Creative Challenge #8 Pages

So glad it's Friday! This weekend is a long weekend for me since I have Monday off so hopefully I will get some quality time with my guys & some scrapping done! I just don't have the energy these days to scrap for hours once Spence goes to bed. Anyways hope everyone has a great weekend!

KAYLEIGH'S CREDITS ::ALL DESIGNER DIGITALS:: Jesse Edwards: Clean and Serene Solids Paper Pack, Crisp October Kit; Katie Pertiet: Blocked Out Photo Mats, Stitching Holes Brushes-n-Stamps, Little Forest Friends Brushes; Pattie Knox: Staple Its!; Mindy Terasawa: It's a Girl Thing Kit (blue ric rac); Anna Aspnes: 12 X 12 Painted Edge Overlays No. 02

TARA'S CREDITS: :: Designer Digitals :: Katie Pertiet-Frost Bitten Frames, Holiday Trees No.6, Old Time Christmas; Mindy Terasawa-Jolly Lil' Friends Paper; Anna Aspnes-FotoBlendz Clipping Mask No.9, Taped Dotty Polkas, Us Of A Stars & Strips Brushes & Stitched by Anna No.1-White :: Pixel Canvas :: Vinnie Pearce-Us Freebie Kit-Frame, I Live For Freebie-Stitches & Thank You Freebie Kit-Background Paper.


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Copy Cat Wednesday #7

I can't believe it's only Wednesday, It feels like Thursdays. This week I have chosen a layout by todido. I love the way she used the metal mesh, this was actually her layout for last weeks Creative Challenge. Every week from now on we are going to randomly pick one layout to be feature from the previous week. So this week we are featuring anke. Well, I'm off to work, but I look forward in seeing your take of this week's Copy Cat. - Tara

My Own

Credits :: Pixel Canvas :: Vinnie Pearce-Woodlands Park Boys, Kraft Paper Selection :: Designer Digitals :: Katie Pertiet-Metal Mesh, Scripted Tyoe; Anna Aspnes-Distress Tool Sets, Painted Edge Frames No.1, Torn & Tattered Paper Template No.1; Pattie Knox-Staple It's.

Featured Layout: Winged Beauty