Month: October 2012

Happy Halloween!

  I’ve used My Memories Suite Software to create this square card for a little Halloween fun!  My boys went out and brought home lots of goodies…which I’m munching on now….Ssshh!!  Don’t tell and they’ll never miss it! The background is a free vintage paper I picked up and I’ve used elements from MMS including the little witch- Goosebumps designer pack from the Design Club. I’m entering this in the CRITTER SKETCH CHALELNGE (color challenge), and the THE SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS (halloween)

Just ONE Crafty Creations Challenge

For my A CREATIVE NEED DT CALL CLICK HERE Happy Halloween!!  Crafty Creations challenge this week is JUST ONE…embellishment (grass blade), word (fall), paper (digital Poka Dot Pixels collage craft), image (The Stamping Boutique digi) I am entering this in the following inspiring challenges: ABC CHALLENGE Fast Fall Cards (30 min or less) CAS ual Friday: use Kraft Simply Create Too: yellow, orange, black I hope you’ll join in too!! Thanks for stopping by! For my A CREATIVE NEED DT CALL CLICK HERE

Adventure and Discovery

Adventure is such a big word; filled with excitement, mystery and promise.   But not all adventures are large in the scale of our lives…but sometimes the small adventures we take, are the best ones! I am myself embarking on a new adventure in digital scrapbooking…and it is leading me along wonderful new creative paths.  I believe the key to enjoying life is to try to make new discoveries, however small they may seem, and to follow the road and choose the paths that these discoveries lead you on, to better discover yourself  along the way. I was inspired to create this page after seeing this week’s CSI Case File #42 I was intrigued by this photo I took in Jamaica of a vintage car, and using an app called Vintique, I aged the photo too for a retro look. I just love the color of this car and It just jumped out at me for this challenge!  I think it really symbolized adventure as I wondered who drove it…and where…over the many years of …

Apple Picking Autumn LO

Hi! Don’t miss my DT CALL…for all the info check HERE.   Today I have a scrapbook page I’d like to share with you! This is the final version of the SCS PROGRESSIVE PAGE Challenge!  This is a fun 4 week challenge to create a page by following challenge guidelines, adding new elements each week of the month.   It’s the first time I’ve played along…and I had a blast! The page is of my son and it’s a memento of the afternoon we spent at Jude Pomme apple orchard with our friends.   I created a little tag with the name of the orchard on it so I wouldn’t forget it.   I’m really happy with how this turned out! Digi art: Follow Your Art Angie Young Sassy Studio 1210 frame, leaves Cilenia Curtis Sassy Studio 1210 papers and matte geld Sassy Studio 1210 – clip embellishment, branch leaf Sweet Shoppe Designs J Barrette- tag The word art,  journal tags, red clip, and apple on the tag is from My Memories Suite Software.  The entire …

New Digi Stamps and a Design Team Call!!

My Autumn images are in the shop!  I hope you’ll find these fun for your Fall crafting… click on the image to go straight to A CREATIVE NEED digital images. DESIGN TEAM CALL!    If you are interested in designing cards, scrapbook pages or other paper crafts with A Creative Need digital stamp images I would love to hear from you!   Digital and traditional designers are welcome! What would be required of you… create and post 1 project using A Creative Need images provided to you, on the first Thursday of each month. create and post a second project using A Creative Need images provided to you,  one other day of your choice in the same month. provide links to the images/ and A Creative Need shop in your project posts. Keep the A Creative Need badge and link on your blog sidebar. stay with us for a term of 6 months (total of 12 projects/term) have fun! What you would receive as a DT member… a minimum of 2 free images each month, possibly …

Autumn’s Face

I created this page for CASE FILE NO. 41 .   I just discovered CSI;  it’s a weekly challenge that inspires scrappers to create with new color schemes and tell their personal stories.  I loved the inspiration of this case file!  The colors are not those I would ordinarily turn to, but are so gorgeous together!  And here’s a little secret; I kind of liked this photo of myself, which is a rare thing!  I was happy and having fun apple picking with my boys and some good friends, so that is in large part why I like it!  Also, Autumn is my second least favorite season, but in making this page I realized that I don’t actually dislike it as much as I thought.  As in the quote above…there is a certain grace about it. I followed the color scheme, using all the colors, and I’ve left behind the evidence too, in the form of layered textures, a delicate overlay and a ‘ruffled’ border strip.  For my testimony I added a journaling tag with …

Feel Better Soon!

Do you know someone right now who is feeling a little under the weather?  With Fall comes the onset of cold, wet weather, and the kids back in school spreading around germs, so unfortunately, it’s hard to fend off all those colds and flu! Now is the time to make those much appreciated GET WELL cards!  Crafty Creations is looking for GET WELL creations, so come and join us! I’ve colored Fresh Brewed Designs images with copics and followed RETRO SKETCHES sketch challenge for my Get Well card.  I’m also entering this into the warm and fuzzy DIGITAL TUESDAY CHALLENGE. Hope to see you at Crafty Creations! Deena

Spontaneous LO

  I finally did it! I made a scrapbook page!   It’s been years since I made a scrapbook page and I had so much fun making this one.  I was inspired by the PAPER GIRLS  picture inspiration challenge.  I loved the spontaneous bursts of color and texture; something about it reminded me of our trip in late August to Niagara Falls, Ontario.  I think it’s the blur of colors that I equated with the fun feeling of walking the main strip with all it’s carnival like atmosphere and fairway appeal! My husband and I had our anniversary (15 years married) on the 16th of August and this photo was taken on our very spontaneous trip just a few days before.  We were on the road to visit family, a little ahead of schedule, when we decided to take a 3 hour detour to spend a night and a day in Niagara Falls Ontario.  We had our boys with us and we all had an amazing time!  The spontaneity of the trip made it all …

Vintage Swan Thank You

Hmmm, well it seems I am a little late with my cards this week!  I had a busy Canadian Thanksgiving weekend and my Mom was in town visiting with us since Saturday.   I enjoyed our time together, but after she left this morning I was trying to play catch up with some challenges and card making! I made my card for a couple of challenges, one of which was the DIGITALLY SWEET CHALLENGE to make a 100% digital CARD FRONT.  I missed the entry time by 8 minutes! lol!! CRAFTY CREATIONS has a photo inspiration challenge … from which I was  inspired by the inky blues and the feather for my card… I layered my card with digital papers from STUDIO GARNET and used a vintage swan for my main image.   I added a double layer of stitching in black and navy, embellished with a vintage digi button, and then digitally stamped the sentiment all using My Memories Suite Software. Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!  Deena  At Checkout, copy/paste …

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadian friends!   I hope you are having a great long weekend! Today, I have a  FREEBIE for you all.  It`s a pumpkin for your October/ Fall creations.  I hope you like it! PUMPKIN Just click  the image to get the safe download from My images are available at SQUIGGLEFLY , CAN YOU DIGI IT? and A CREATIVE NEED ETSY.