Wednesday, November 24, 2010

We have a WINNER!

Alright folks ... just wanted to announce that Jean is our lucky winner! She was chosen randomly by my husband when i asked him to pick a number between 1 & 10.

Jean said...
Wonderful giveaway! I could easily put together a book for either of my kits or for my father in law who visited this summer.

November 23, 2010 3:48 PM

Thanks for all who entered!
- kayleigh

Monday, November 22, 2010

Copy Cat Challenge #63

In a rut? Need some inspiration? I found such a great layout that I wanted to share for the copy cat challenge. The layout is by Ella at Memory Scraps. I just love the angled title and the rounded corners behind her sweet picture. I hope this page will give you some inspiration too! Can't wait to see your pages!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Shutterfly Giveaway!

Ahhhh nothing like the feeling of having a bright orange package arriving with a project that you have worked so hard at creating. Any day now i am expecting a 12x12 101 page book of pages of Spencer.

Here is my little man concentrating so hard, love how you can see his tongue poking into his cheek.

The crazy thing is that i still have 20+ layouts to print as well for Spencer. Plus ALLL of my All About Kayleigh book, my 365 book, i haven't printed anything yet for makenna (theres another 100+ layouts there) & my friend & family book ... then theres the cottage book i am currently working on. yes i scrap a lot & don't print a lot. YIKES!

Sooooooo anyone else have something they want to print?

I have a free 8x8 shutterfly book to giveaway to one lucky person! The book coupon code expires in early December so it won't last long.

You can enter to win here, by answering one or more of the following. Please leave a separate comment here for your chance to win:
1. Tell us if you have a project ready to print.
2. Tell us your favourite part of getting a shutterfly package in the mail.
3. Tweet about this giveaway.
4. Blog about this giveaway.
5. Facebook about this givaway.

A winner will be chosen randomly & you have until Wednesday November 24th 9pm Eastern to enter. Good luck!
- kayleigh

Friday, November 19, 2010

Creative Challenge #59

It's FRIDAY! YAY! Today I bring you a brand NEW Creative Challenge, It's been a while so I thought it was time we did one. This challenge I'm going to give you a list of things you need to incorporate into your layout. The fist thing on the list is that you have to use a black or white background. Now when creating your layout, if you start out with white background, try changing it to black and see which one you like better. As you see below I have created my page with both backgrounds, now I'm not sure which one I like better. What to do you think white or black? I hope you guys have fun with this one. Don't forget to link us up to your layout in the comments field. I will post everyone's pages next week. Have a FABULOUS Weekend and everyone who is celebrating Thanksgiving. HAPPY THANKSGIVING! - Tara

• Black or White Background
• Frames
• Ribbon or Something Tied
• Brushes
• Buttons or Screws

Background Paper-Michelle Martin-Just Ribbed No.2
Click on Layout for CREDITS

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Gallery Inspiration

Good Morning Everyone! Today I thought I would share some of my favorites layouts that I've seen in the galleries in the last couple of weeks. I hope they spark your creativity and get you scrapping today. Check back in the next few days for a NEW Creative Challenge! - Tara

Layout By Mymalloryboys. Love the colours and the texture that this layout has. Her photo is PERFECT too!

Layout By Mungerre. Love the natural colours with the pop of colour from her pattern paper. Awesome Design!

Layout By Melissa Hill. Love the cute photo and all the elements she has chosen to make this just the perfect little layout!

Layout By MichelleL. Love Love Love the design and the way she used the word "go" as a graphic element.

Layout By Jana Morton. Can I just say COOL! Love the creativity in this layout.

Layout By HeatherPrins. Love the dark background paper with all the layers and the touch of green. Simply PERFECT!

Click on Layouts for CREDITS

Friday, November 12, 2010

Grab Some Inspiration Challenge: Magazines!

For this challenge I encourage you to grab a magazine and begin your search for articles. Find a title or a subtitle that speaks to you and design your page around that! For this layout I opened up an old Today’s Parent and found an article with a subtitle: parenting the youngest. I then began to journal about my parenting thoughts on speech with my youngest. Hope this idea inspires you to create your next page!

Can't wait to see your pages!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Gallery Inspiration!

Just wanted to pop in real quick & share some fun layouts today while the kids are sleeping.

How cool is this page by mugsbigsis? Totally genius is what this lady is. Her background texture matches the sweater in the photo.

This page by nath is such a fun page design & the use of patterned paper rocks here! I love the details she has added as well.

I love a tight design just like this one created by mi monteiro, lots of details in the design & the adorable photo shines here.

On this page by mom2peanuts, i love the layers of paper & the placement of them below the elements. I also love the contrast of the background to the rest of the page.

Mmmm coffee ... maybe i might have time to squeeze in a cup before the kids wake up. What i love about this page is how she filled these frames ... so interesting nevache!

I love the idea of making circles cut out of your background like Hanazana did here & how stinking cute are those tall chicks!?

Have a good day!
- kayleigh

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Copy Cat Challenge #62

Hello Everyone, How is everyone doing? Are you up for another Copy Cat Challenge? I seen this layout by 1Girl1Boy at Gallery Standouts and I knew I had to scrap it. I love the the colours and the pattern paper she has chosen. Her page is so elegant. Thank you so much for the inspiration :) I hope you guys are just as inspired as I was. Don't forget to link us up to your layout in the comments field. I will post everyone's pages next week. Enjoy the rest of your week : ) - Tara

Here are layouts from Copy Cat Challenge #61

Click layouts for Credits

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Quite Exciting!

Life in our household has been really busy these days with my husband being best man in a wedding and i have had lots of exciting stuff happening scrapwise that i wanted to share with you guys. Ahhhh i am freaking out & pinching myself that these opportunities for personal growth are being put in front of me. So thank you for reading on as i 'Toot' so to speak about my fun projects!

First off. I am a teacher ... at Big Picture Classes!! The first class that i have created is called Template Manipulation. I LOVE templates & feel they are such a great starting point for a page. This class will teach you concepts that help you look at a template in new ways & think differently. There are 3 templates included, one being a Layer Works Exclusive that you can only get in this class. There are many 'never before seen' pages that i created just for this class that won't be posted in any galleries. Plus there is even a stitching sampler from Anna Aspnes! PLUS ... you even get a discount for Designer Digitals!

Would you like to have a chance to win a free pass to this self paced class? Check out Anna Aspnes' Blog for your chance to win ---> Kayleigh Wiles GiveAway.

I am also lucky enough to join in the fun at Masterful Scrapbook Design for the month of November where we are focusing on Details. (I love the *detail* part of scrapbooking!)

From Masterful: For $10/month you’ll get in-depth written and audio seminars, live webinars (+ recordings and transcripts), inspiration galleries with over 100 layouts all accompanied by designer notes, and designer tutorials from an ever-changing line-up of masterful scrapbook designers. We’re not making specific pages or projects. We’re showing you how to master the many aspects of scrapbook page design and put those skills to work on your own original creations.

So be sure to join in for lots of inspiration from some super talented scrappers!

There is a new Layer Works Template available now & is even on sale!

I was busy creating this fun Quick Page set which i happen to LOVE! I already put the pages to use for containing some random photos that i wanted to include in Spencer's recent book i had printed. Easy peasy to toss photos into & call it done! These pages would make a great gift for someone by simply adding photos of your family from the year past.

There is even a fun cover available to complete your book. I love this pocket to hold all the fun elements.

These pages are also available without the monthly titles for even more versatility!

In case you missed the fun 'Shrinky Shrinks' chat yesterday at Designer Digitals you can now get the freebie in store. I love this template!

And here is the page I created with it.

Thank you!
- kayleigh

Friday, November 5, 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 already in store and more to come on Sunday. Sale Ends Tuesday November 9th at 6:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Tomorrow, Saturday 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. Kayleigh and I are both hosting a chat. I'm hosting the 8:00 a.m. Colour Chat and Kayleigh is hosting Shrinky Shrinks at 10:00 a.m. See list of chats below. Hope to see you there! - Tara

8:00 a.m. Colours & You - Tara
9:00 a.m. Got Style? - iUma
10:00 a.m. Shrinky Shrinks - Kayleigh
11:00 a.m. He Said/She Said - Pattie
Noon In the Mood - Elena
1:00 p.m. 30MM - Wendy
2:00 p.m. iTunes - Mel
3:00 p.m. Days of December - Mel
4:00 p.m. Scraplift - LynnG
5:00 p.m. Embellishing - Kathleen
6:00 p.m. Telling the Story - JenD
7:00 p.m. Collageable - Katie
8:00 p.m. Random Inspiration - LindaH
9:00 p.m. Blendable - Katie
10:00 p.m. Straight Lines & Fine Wines - CathyZ & AliE
11:00 p.m. Last Call with Katie & Randy

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Titles Challenge: Thinking Outside the Box!

First Challenge!

Firstly I want to say thank you for having me on the Creative Inspiration Blog. I am so excited to be posting here and expressing my creative side through challenges. For my first challenge I wanted to focus on thinking outside the box in regards to titles. Somedays I adore simple titles while other days I’m boggled with what creative, fun titles will suit my page better. So this week I challenge you to scrap a page, any page and when you are ready for the title, try to think outside the box and come up with something that really describes your layout, whether others will understand or not…because hey, that’s what the journaling is for - to clarify and explain that crazy, fun title! Here is the page I created:

And here are some titles that caught me eye in the Designer Digitals Gallery;

1. Tea and Chickens by Britgirl
2. Witchy-poo Wonky Teeth by Lynn Grieveson
3. Fire House Kids by posiegirl
4. Finger Space by Gabi
5. Glass Prices by iUma
6. I Didn't Come to Earth... by JALong

Can't wait to see those creative titles
~ Melissa

Monday, November 1, 2010

We have a Guest!

We are happy to announce that we have added a friend to the mix to provide more inspiration weekly to each of you. Melissa Hill will be joining in some time this week with her first posting!

Please join me in welcoming here to Creative Inspiration! And stay tuned in later this week for another exciting announcement plus a GIVEAWAY!! - kayleigh