Monday, May 31, 2010

Alphabet Posters

I just LOVE alphabet posters. They look so good in kids room's. There are a lot of cool ones out there to choose from You can even make your own. I'm in the middle of making one myself. Just trying to figure out my design. They are going to make the perfect gifts for friends and family. So today I thought I would share some alphabet posters with you. It might inspire you to create your own, go out and buy one or incorporate it into your scrapbooking. Enjoy the rest of the day. - Tara

Posters Found at ETSY:

Designed By Sea Urchin Studio

Designed By Petit Collage

Designed By Modern Pop

Designed By Art and Philanthropy Shop

Designed By Modern Pop

Found at Designer Digitals Gallery:

Made By MissyBaby

Made By Bailey

Click on Pictures for places to buy or to found CREDITS

Friday, May 28, 2010


I just wanted to wish my beautiful baby girl HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I can't believe she is ONE already. Where has the time gone. I've enjoyed my time with her. She has grown so much in the last month. Tomorrow is her big party, so I'll post some pictures later on in the week. Have a great weekend everyone :) - Tara

Friday, May 21, 2010

Quarterly Sale at DD!

Designer Digitals is having their quarterly sale and you don't want to miss it. Save 30% on almost everything in the Shop. New products coming soon. Sale Ends Tuesday May 25 at 6:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Tomorrow there is all day chats and FREEBIES & PRIZES! : ) Chats start at 8:00 a.m. Eastern and the last chat is at 11:00 p.m. See list of chats below. Hope to see you there! - Tara

8am Coffee Chat with Mindy
9am Packaging Inspiration with Andrea
10am 30MM Chat with Cassie
11am Web Inspiration Chat with Ali Edwards
Noon Template Chat with Pattie
1pm Ad Challenge with Anna
2pm itunes Challenge Chat with Mel
3pm Photography Chat with Katrina
4pm Travel Chat with Linda [aka earlofoxford]
5pm Lyrically Challenged Chat with Wendy
6pm Scraplift chat with Lynn G
7pm Type Chat with Cathy Zielske
8pm AAM chat with Steph
9pm Mix it Up Chat with Katie
10pm Color Chat with Jesse
11pm Last Call with Randy & Katie

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Gallery Inspiration

Hi everyone. I'm just loving this weather. Bring it on. The hotter the better. I'm also looking forward to the long weekend coming up. Lots to do and when I say that I mean a lot of house work. YAY! I'm also going to be getting things ready for Addison's Birthday Party. I can't believe in 8 days she is going to be ONE! Where does the time go :( I still have to finish up her special gift I made her for her birthday. I will post pictures when I have it done. Okay, today I bring you seven FABULOUS pages to get your creative mojo flowing. I hope you find them just as inspiring as I have :) Happy Scrapping! - Tara

Layout is by 2 Happy Girls - I love the way the colour pops from the neutral background and the vertical design is PERFECT!

Layout by Crystal - Love her chose of elements and the hint of lime green and her beautiful photo :)

Layout by Davita - The teal coloured background really caught my eye. I love the the dash border and all the elements. I also like how she cut out circles to reveal the brown background paper.

Layout by our very own Kayleigh - Can I just say I love the colours and the way she places her elements. There is always so much to see. And check out those adorable photos :)

Layout by Mi Monteiro - Love the tight design and all the layers.

Layout by Pne123 - I love everything. The design and the way the bright colours pop from the background.

Layout by Whatnext - WOW! There is so much to see, I love the brushwork and how everything flows together.

Click on Layouts for CREDITS!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Creative Challenge #51

My baby girl 'kenna turned one yesterday. We had a big party with lots of friends & family (including Tara & Addi), she got spoiled rotten & ate some icing, not much cake got in. We took so many photos between my FIL (grandpa paparazzi i call him) & my camera - over 350 photos. Oh gosh. How overwhelming is that? YIKES! That could be a whole book, not just a double pager for her 1st year book. Please wish me luck & stay tuned for the pages.

Today's challenge is a fun one (well aren't they all!?) I am challenging you to use a big symbol ... ie, & * ( } + = # @ ? < ... but you have to make it BIG on your page, see my example below where i used a big acrylic & symbol.

Here is my page:

OK have fun & link me up when you get your page done!
- kayleigh

Copy Cat Challenge #54

Hello, Did everyone have a great weekend? We finally had some nice weather here and it was so nice to get outside and enjoy it. Today I bring you an all NEW Copy Cat Challenge. I'm totally loving all of Kelly's layouts a.k.a Emmasmom. I could lift every single one of them, but today I decided to lift this one entitled "Beach Baby". I love her design, soft colours and the cool way she did her title work. I hope you have just as much fun as I did lifting it. I can't wait to see what you guys come up with. Don't forget to link us to your page in the comments field. I'll post everyone's pages next week. Have a great week! - Tara

Click on Layouts for CREDITS

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Colour Inspiration No. 04

Today i bring you some inspiration with a fresh colour scheme to get your mojo going. I have been a huge fan of teal blue & limey green for ages (two of the colours in Makenna's room) so i thought it would be a great pallette.

Here is the page i posted earlier today. This new kit of Katie's is ADORABLE, its called On the Go & is coming this weekend to the store! I dug up these photos of Spencer so i could use this kit.

I pulled up some products in the designer digitals store that jumped into my mind when i thought of this colour scheme.

Here are a couple pages i had in my fave folder that showcase this colour scheme:
Nath has such a way with papers & elements, so many of her pages arrive in my fave folder. Check out this total masterpiece below.

This page is by LeeAndra, the bits of brushwork & pieces of paper are nice touches.

of course i had to have a quick gander over at etsy to share some inspiration. An hour later & about 20 tabs open of all the different inspiration to show you... i am adding a few of them to this posting & trying not to add some of these to my cart. enjoy!

At first when i pulled this beauty of a thing up i thought it was a hair clip & thought that it was beautiful, but i couldn't see it in my hair ... but now i am realizing it is a magnet! I have to shop around some more at this store!

How cute is this alphabet print!? Love the font they used & the little animals they added.

This hat is adorable!

This wool is just so pretty to look at.

Hope you are feeling a little inspired now!
- kayleigh

Monday, May 10, 2010

Copy Cat Challenge #53

Good Morning! I hope everyone had a FABULOUS Mother's Day! I had a good one even though I was sick :( I hate being sick, but I guess it's better to be sick right now when the weather is crappy. I so need a nice warm, sunny day so I can head out for nice long walk. I so need one :) Today I bring you a brand new Copy Cat to get you scrapping. I love this layout by Skrpbkmom. I love the tight design and the brushwork. I hope this inspires you to do a page. Please link us to your page and I will post them all next week. Happy Scrapping :) - Tara

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Congrats to us!

Just want to fill you all in a little surprise we got in our email last week about Creative Inspiration Blog being featured amongst the '50 Best Blogs for Creative Thinking'. How cool is that?!

And i thought since every post needs a photo or something to look at i thought i would share a photo of our little girls playing together at a recent playdate Tara & I had at her place. That would be my Makenna stealing Addison's cracker. They are only two weeks apart in age!

- kayleigh

Saturday, May 8, 2010

A Photo A Day: March & April

WOW! It's been forever since I posted A Photo A Day. I'm so behind. I found it a little hard to keep up last month. I've missed a few days :( since we are so busy. I need someone to kick me in the butt so I keep on doing it. My question to you guys, have you missed days and if so what do you do about it? Here are my favorite photos for the month of March & April. I would love to see your favorite photos so far this year. Post a link and I will post everyone's pictures next week. Have a great Mother's Day! - Tara

Addison and I playing in her room with her stuffed Kitty & Froggy.

Out for a walk with our friends. I love how relaxed she is and how adorable she looks in her hat. Thanks Nancy for making it :)

Addison feeding herself. She loves it; especially chicken.

Addison Contained! She is such a mover and a shaker. She doesn't crawl but she butt scoots :)

This picture was taking at our friend's barn. Addison didn't mind the cows she was more interested in her shoes. She always has to pull her shoes and socks off. What a Girl :)

I captured this picture while Addison was swinging for the first time. She LOVED IT! I love that the photo captured that emotion-PURE JOY!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Gallery Inspiration

Hello, how is everyone doing? Are you all ready for the weekend? Big weekend coming up my first Mother's Day! Very exciting :) Have you all made or bought that special gift for your Mother? I'm still working on it. I'm a little behind. I'm just looking forward to spending time with my family. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all you Mother's out there. Motherhood is the best gift of all! Today I bring you 7 pages to get your creative juices flowing. These pages jumped out at me in the galleries. Have a wonderful weekend. - Tara

Layout by Mymalloryboys: I'm loving the colour combo and all the little details.

Layout by Earlofoxford: Great layout! Love the photo and the colour treatment she did on it.

Layout by Monkeysocks: Love the design and soft colours and that adorable photo.

Layout by Joshi82: Simply Sweet! Love all the pink and all the embellishments she used.

Layout by Emmasmom: Love Love Love the layers. It looks so 3D. Great Colours.

Layout by Essya: Love how outdoors it looks. Love the photos and the greenery.

Layout by Kaleandkiara: What can I say it's simply perfect!

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