Month: May 2014

Yellow Watercolor Flower

Painting again…  I was playing with shades of pale greens and washed layers of yellow and ochre. This painting is available as an INSTANT DOWNLOAD in my ACN Printable Art shop. and here is the CAS Card that I made using the flower and background  here. I am entering this card in these challenges: Addicted to CAS– Off the Edge Less is More– Flowers CAS Card Mania– CAS The Paper Players– CAS Floral Thanks for stopping by! You know I love it when you do! As always, I am happy to answer any questions you may have.  Have a creative day! Deena

Mid month Challenge Inspiration

Have you joined us in the May challenge yet?  The theme is  Mother’s Day OR  For Women, so if you haven’t shared your creation with us yet, then I hope you will! There is still plenty of time and to help inspire you we have a few new ideas to share! Lisa made some lovely note papers using ACN Whimsical Flower and Butterflies. Be sure to stop by her blog for more info. and Kren made this pretty, colorful Mother’s Day card using the same image. Sadly, we are saying goodbye to Kren this month and this is her last creation as a team member!  Many thanks Kren for your time with ACN and for for all your wonderful creations!! Have a creative day!!  Deena x

CAS-ual Friday Challenge CAS Card

I was inspired by this week’s CAS-ual Friday challenge to make a CAS card using the prompt “THREE THIRDS”.  Three Thirds? The idea is to use three of something,OR  just 1/3 of the card, and keep it clean and simple. and also the CASology challenge  keyword “SPLASH” which made me think of watercoloring! The image is actually a large digital watercolor painting I did 2 days ago, miniaturized here on a blue paint spattered background and with an added  “Miss You” sentiment…   “MISS YOU”     I tried to use only a third of the card and the sentiment is tripled…it’s hard to see the third ‘miss you’ as it fades out… Very Soft and pretty, but hard to capture with my camera!

So lucky to be their Mom

I hope all you lovely Mothers had a wonderful day yesterday! My boys always make mother’s day very special.  My husband made us all some french toast and bacon for a special Mother’s Day brunch, we sipped his homemade sangria in the afternoon and he made us all a wonderful bbq supper of corn on the cob and chicken! Yummy. I ate and drank well all day and he cleaned everything up too.  He didn’t let me lift  a finger to help with anything. Which of course meant I had time to play!  I played a little street hockey with my boys, but what I really mean to say is that I had time to play with my new toy that they gave me for Mother’s day!  Painter x3!!!  Whoot!! My youngest son gave me a beautiful piece of mail art with a sweet letter inside that he had written himself on the computer, and both my children gave me many hugs and “I love you’s” which really meansthe most to me!! Am I not the luckiest Mom in the …

My Heartfelt Sympathy

“Find your eternity in each moment…”- Henry David Thoreau Sadly, this week I find myself in need of sending not only one, but two sympathy cards.   I am reminded that our lives are fragile, that we are not meant to be here ‘forever’, and that we should live each day in appreciation of what it has to offer. We should be ever present, because we will always find, no matter what our age, that yearning for our past or looking always to our future, will only result in our missing the actual moment of our living. My Brother in Law’s Father passed away at 98 years old.   We tell ourselves that he lived a good, long life…surely dying in your own bed at that age is not such a bad thing….lucky to have been still in his own home and living on his own terms.  But the sad truth is that no matter what age he was, for those he leaves behind, it is no less sad or difficult  to have to say goodbye, and to accept that he is with them no more. …

May Challenge Inspiration

Are you all ready for our new challenge? MAY CHALLENGE #19 – Mother’s Day/Or simply for a woman To Join in the Challenge CLICK HERE Our APRIL Signs of Spring Challenge WINNER is…LISA (Adventures in Cardland) Congratulations Lisa! Please stop by the A Creative Need Shop and  e-mail deenaperreault@gmail with your 2 digital image choices!   Our team has some wonderful creations to inspire you! First up is Kren whom I’m sad to say will be leaving us at the end of this month.  Kren has been a fabulous team member  and has shared many beautiful creations with us. Kren you will be missed around here!! Kren Gail   Larissa     Lisa made papers with the images! Check out her tutorial! Gloria Deena Our new Digital Stamp Images are  LADYBUGS and WHIMSICAL FLOWER AND BUTTERFLIES,and a complete HAPPY SPRING SET of 10 available in the A Creative Need Etsy Shop. Have a creative day! Deena

May New Release Digital Stamp Images

They’re here! May’s new Spring inspired Digital  images are ready.  I’ve bundled them into a “Happy Spring” SET of 10 (4 images and 6 sentiments)for $10., but they are also available individually.   Stop by tomorrow for some amazing inspiration from the ACN Design Team!       Enjoy Every Day Printable CARDS  HAPPY SPRING!  Deena