Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Copy Cat Wednesday #30

It's Wednesday again, and that means we are lifting away! This wonderful layout by 4Noisyboys just stood out in the gallery and called my name! I knew I had to lift it! It is a classic square design and lends itself to ANY subject! Thanks for the inspiration 4Noisyboys!!

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And here is my take on it, pretty much a direct lift, I loved it THAT much :D

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I hope you will join us this week in lifting the fantastic layout! Enjoy and don't forget to link us up!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Gallery Inspiration

Oh what a busy day! I slept in this morning after a late night with Makenna (so thankful Eric is home too so I can get this divine pleasure here & there!). I went out to get coffees & lunch. Eric had an appointment. We ended up going to a store that carries local produce this afternoon to pick up some fresh veggies & fruit. They have an outdoor wooden train that Spence loves playing in. Then we went to Eric's parents place for a BBQ & a dip in the pool. Before you know it it's 7:30 & the day has slipped away! - kayleigh

Gotta love an idea that comes to you in the night & it results in an explosion of creative fun like this page did! I really love the mix of staples & stitching she used here to anchor the paper strips & of course the colours are so much fun. The texture of the paper she used here by Michelle Martin is so cool! Artist: jonipossin

Such a sweet message to her beautiful daughter & I love that flourish which is just perfectly placed here. Artist: Shannamay

The bright colours against the white background just speak to me!! But I also love the repeated twos in the different alphas. Such a cool idea! Artist:

I love the bright colours here, the subject matter (which I might be able to relate too! & cool photo of her! Artist: bho

I love seeing a collection of random photos all put together perfectly to execute a page theme. Well done! Artist: dstnd2be

Here is summer fun at it's finest! Love the photos of these little people having fun & the elements she chose to use are perfect to accent this masterpiece! Artist: wags

I am loving seeing all these neat dot pages in the gallery over at DD using Cassie's new tutorial Spot On - but this one is just really cool! That photo that is partially solid results in such a neat effect. Well done! Artist: Dawneephay

What a great lift - and this list is great (love the very last line!) Reading this in the years to come is going to be such a treasure for both this little man & his momma! Artist: lesvrolyk

Wow look at how cool the shadows just make the page pop here! I love the 3 various shots for an interesting series of photos. Love the journaling strip vertically as well. An all around AWESOME inspiring page! Artist: Peppermint

Check out the AMAZING perspective on that photo & the sun peeking from behind - 'wowee' as Spencer my 2 year old would say. Artist: Ami Collofello

I love the everyday moment captured here with a photo of each of them in the backseat. Love the large bracket holding it all together. The clean design is great too! Artist: gandcsmama

And I am loving all things pink & girly these days so I thought I would leave you with some girliness. Check out those ribbons that add so much movement to the page. It has been years since I have hoola hopped, but looking at this fun page my hips are moving! Artist: kkklatt

Monday, July 27, 2009

Creative Challenge #34

Rain Rain Go Away! What a Summer. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. We had a crazy one and are looking forward to the long weekend coming up :) Today the challenge is to create a page that incorporates everything in the list below. Don't forget to link us to your page in the comments field. Can't wait to see your pages. Don't forget about the SALE going on at Designer Digitals. -Tara

• Staples
• Kraft Paper
• Pattern Paper
• Bright Colours
• Stitching Holes
• Pictures with no Frames or Borders

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Did you know?

... that Designer Digitals is having a Christmas in July sale starting Saturday evening at 6pm EST. The entire store (regular items) will be on sale 20% off. For the ENTIRE WEEK until 6am EST the following Saturday. PLUS there will be a FREEBIE EVERY DAY. The freebie will only be available for 24 hours only before it goes in the store at the 20% discount rate.

Did I just make your day by telling you all this? I thought so. So head on over to the store & shop away!! - kayleigh

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Copy Cat Wednesday #29

I found some awesome inspiration this week for you from Katrina! What I love about Katrina's pages is her amazing photography skills. She is always able to accent her pages perfectly in a simple way well thought out manner. She is also an amazing journaler! (You gotta read this one called My Boys, it had me tearing up the other night!) Be sure to check out her entire gallery for lots of inspiration. Recently she posted this page inspired by Cassie's 30 minute masterpiece chat:

Here is my page about Spencer at 2. And yes I took that photo with my point & shoot camera! I'm pretty proud of myself.

Be sure to link us here in the comments field for your page created from Katrina's masterpiece! - kayleigh

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Gallery Inspiration

Hi everyone, it's a nice cloudy day here in Ontario Canada. The weather this summer has been less than desirable. I'm hoping August brings some nicer weather ... fingers crossed : ) Today I'm bringing you six awesome layouts. I've been feeling a loss of creative mojo and these layouts are definitely inspiring me to do a page. I hope they do the same for you. - Tara

This first layout is by Crystalbella77. This layout definitely brings the sunshine I have been missing this summer. Love the design and the bright colours against this cool background.

This next layout is by Chantalk. Love the crop on the photo and the way she used the elements.

This layout is by Magda_lena. This page screams elegance. I love the design and the colours and all the pretty elements she used.

This layout is by pne123. The design is perfect, I love the way it flows down the one side and the photo is adorable.

This Layout is by sf_gal. Love the design and the cluster of elements behind the photo.

This layout is by kimla. Simply beautiful. Love the design and the white space and the way she used the elements.

Click on Layouts for CREDITS

Monday, July 20, 2009

Creative Challenge #33 and July Winner!

First off, I just want to say I really enjoyed reading about how/what everyone prints!! It is so fun to learn random things about people! That is one of the best things about blogging, and this crazy internet community! Anywhooooo..... the winner is... #5: Alysse!! Alysse, send us an email at creativeinspirationblog at and we will get you the Prize!!

And now, for the Creative Challenge! I started this page, trying to have a page to inspire you all, but I have hit creative block. I tried to complete it up until 10 minutes ago. Maybe the mojo fairy will sprinkle some mojo in the night. This is a FUN challenge, I was feeling introspective! SO here it is.... "Someday I want to......" You finish the sentence. Win the lottery, travel to Spain, have another baby, get married, buy a brand new car. You get the idea! I can't wait to see your pages! Thanks for playing along, maybe YOU will send me some creative inspiration!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

July Challenge

Well, I am WAYYYY behind on posting July's monthly challenge. But this month we are changing things up a bit. Our monthly challenges are going to be a bit simpler, a bit getting to know you (our friends) a bit better, and a bit FUN!

So for this challenge the prize is still a $10 Gift Certificate to!

I want to KNOW... How do you print? Where do you print? Do you print pages at home and frame them or add them to your albums? Do you get the awesome books printed at Shutterfly? Are you a 12 x 12 printer, 8 x 8 printer? Tell us all about it! Leave your comment by Sunday night at 6pm and I will pick a random winner from those who answer my burning question!!

As for us? The three of us are hooked on Shutterfly!! Check out some of the projects we've done through Shutterfly!

Click here to view this photo book.

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Click here to view this photo book.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Red Dot Sale

Hi everyone, just wanted to let you know that Pixel Canvas is having a Sale on now until Monday July 20th NZ time. Check it out, you don't want to miss the awesome deals! - Tara

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Copy Cat Wednesday #28

Happy Wednesday Everyone. This week I have picked a GORGEOUS layout by Brenda a.k.a BrendaJ. I just love the elegance and the way she used the word So as her main focus plus how she used it as a frame for her photo. The colours in the layout are also PERFECT! I hope you are inspired to join in and lift this layout with me. Don't forget to link us to your layout in the comments field. - Tara

Here is my take:

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Gallery Inspiration

Tonight I bring you some inspiration from the galleries! Hope they bring you some mid summer mojo!!

- bailey

This first one is by Michele (Shellb) I just LOVE that photo and the sweet conversation she had with her husband! Just a great layout!

This layout is just beautiful. Such a fun treatment on the photo, and the use of twine is fab! Artist: Monkeysocks

The deep brown background and fantastic brush work are what stood out for me in this layout. Such a great photo and all the elements pull it all together! Artist: Kim

This layout by GoingtotheSun is stunning. That black background and bold title are paired nicely with the great shots of her "Hot Dog". Great design all around!

I really enjoy seeing the scrapper in a layout. It happens so rarely, that I am happy when I see one of us on a page! This layout is no exception! And what a great story to go along with it! Great colors, and always a great design from Cassie (1gr8muggle):

I love the bright colors and childlike hand colored elements in this layout! Artist: Thais Palomares

And last but not least, this layout by Cheryl (Nativescrapper) just popped up in the gallery but it had to be included. What a fabulous group of elements, and all that pick is just pretty, pretty!! Inspiring Indeed!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Creative Challenge #32

Conversations happen all day long - whether it is between you & someone else or you talking to yourself in your head. Ever thought of capturing one of those conversations on a page? This week your challenge is to capture one of these conversations! I did a page on a funny conversation between my hubby & Spencer the other day. Gotta love the way a almost 2 year old thinks! I also found a couple other pages to inspire you for this challenge. Link us up to your page so that we can SEE your conversations! - kayleigh

Here is my page:

This one by ktscrapbooklady totally made me chuckle:

Such a sweet conversation documented here between Aino & her son:

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Copy Cat Wednesday #27

Happy Wednesday Everyone!! Another week goes by, time flies during the summer doesn't it!? Today I bring you inspiration from Myra (Mnc0114) Her page design is perfect, clean and focuses on the photo and story. And what a sweet, sweet story it is! I hope you are inspired to join in on this Copy Cat with us, and remember to leave the link in the comments so we can see it!
- Bailey
Myra's Page

My take on it

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Gallery Inspiration

Here is this weeks inspiration! Enjoy the eyecandy :) - kayleigh

This must be the most tasteful potty page I have ever seen. The photos & the story about Miss Ellie's potty training are too cute! Artist: 1gr8muggle

This design is so cool - think of all the ribbons & strips in your stash you could put behind a grouping of photos. I love the bright colours against the kraft background finshed with a stiched border. Artist: marnel

This page is so much fun to look at! The bright white brushwork is eyecatching with the tiny splashes of orange keep your eye moving around the page. Artist: LauraKaye

I always love reading peoples All About Me pages & this one was no exception. I can relate to so many of her interests, the off centre photo is cool & the brushwork is so interesting! Artist: michelleL

This page was inspired by a page by me & I think it tuned out stunning! The colour scheme rocks, the layers of papers/ elements & the couple swirls are so cool! Artist: nicleblanc

I love it when a page is such a treat for the eyes as this one is then you read the journaling & it becomes a true treasure. Myra has one special kiddo there! Artist: mnc0114

A no photo page is fun to do sometimes, there is no colours to match, composition is endless, the journaling takes focus ... so check out this masterpiece! I adore how she documented the rough day for her brave son. Artist: kmartorina

You all know I love stitching & the more the better in my mind! So when I saw this great page I fell in love! I really like how she stitched over the words too. Artist: kellbuckley

These photos of these girls are so cute as they are sharing secrets. I really love the brushwork here mixed with the bit of glitter. All adds up to a beautiful girl page! Artist: BrendaJ

Monday, July 6, 2009

Creative Challenge #31

I can't believe it's Monday already, where does the time go. Even though I'm on maternity leave I still find myself looking forward to the weekends so that I can spend time with my husband. I want to do a shout out to my wonderful husband, today is his Birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY!! Okay, so today for the challenge I've picked a sketch by Vinnie Pearce. A sketch that she did for Pencil Lines Website. This is a great place to find inspiration. I hope you have fun with the sketch and don't forget to link us to your layout in the comments field. - Tara

Sunday, July 5, 2009

We have a Winner!!

And the winner of a font pack from my Etsy Shop is...

Muddygirl aka Sam!

Thanks to each of you for participating with us! I know it was a challenging challenge, (trust me ;) ) but I hope that it was eye opening and for those of you that haven't gotten a chance to try it, you really must at some point! You will be SO glad that you recorded all the details!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Announcement & June Monthly Challenge Winner

Some exciting news to share today ... We have asked Bailey to stay on with us & join us in inspiring you & she said yes! We have some new ideas to keep up the inspiration & more giveaways in the months to come. So stop by regularly or become a follower to stay posted on Creative Inspiration Blog.

Don't forget to participate in this challenge Want to WIN?? to get a free font pack from her etsy store. Winning is super easy!

Have you joined us in the copycat challenge yet for this week? Lots of options with the great page design by Heather.

And the winner of the June giveaway for the Designer Digitals gift certificate is echogirl with her great page Celebrate the snow.

Congrats & thank you for participating Doris!

Phew, got this done before Makenna woke up. Have a good day! - kayleigh