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Challenge Inspiration

Hello my kind friends!  Have you been creative? Have you been good to yourselves and allowed yourselves time to imagine/create/paint/sketch/write/design  something YOU love? It’s so important to do this you know!  You need to let go of all the reasons why you can’t create and give yourself permission to do what you love for a few hours a week!  Put everything else aside, it’s o.k. really!! You will see!  It’s a very LOUD world.  You need to make a choice to turn it all off sometimes. You will benefit from it immensely and you will find that the rest of your week will be all the better for it! Do it for yourself. I gave myself time this week to make a MIXED MEDIA Digital Collage piece…and loved every minute of it! I used my digital image “Feathered Friend”.  This was a joyful piece to work on for our Textures and/or Patterns CHALLENGE this month, and I loved layering, gessoing and painting over the papers! I hope you can see this through the photo. Gail is also …

November Inspiration

Our November challenge is already under way and today I want to show you some images now available in my A Creative Need ETSY shop and share some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing! BELLS AND HOLLY is a fun image to help you decorate for the Holidays!  LISA has kindly made this beautiful Christmas candy box for your inspiration!  Wouldn’t this be a sweet hostess gift during the Holidays? I made this TAG adding lots of glitter and shine… SPRIG Of HOLLY is another image available for the season… and LISA made this lovely pin for her coat using it! Come join us for the November CHALLENGE # 13: ”RIBBONS OR BUTTONS ”  and don’t forget that we have a new FREEBIE up for grabs! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

CAS Gift Bag

 I made this little gift bag for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge, and the Crafty Ribbons Challenge.  It will make a sweet little add on for a Christmas gift!  I added a bow and glued on some snowflake embellishments to a mesh bag I bought at the dollar store.   The snowman is a chipboard sticker embellishment that I form cut a magnetic backing for, and voila! A cute little magnet for the fridge during the holidays!  I created the tag using my A Creative Need BELLS AND HOLLY image, which is a new release in my ACN shop this month, and colored it with copics and glitter pens.  The tag is 1 1/4″ round including the gold glitter circle back. The cold has set in, so it is a little easier to start thinking ahead to such things as Christmas and Holiday card making!  Have a great day everyone! Additional CHALLENGES I am entering this in: ABC Christmas Challenge: Under the Tree Party Time Tuesdays: Glitter Deena 

Cricut Cut Teacup Gift Holder

Hi friends, This post is for you CRICUT lovers!  A cheery little cup of tea for the holidays! You’ll find this project in the  Cricut Craft Room Project Center and you can download the cut file for free!  All the detailed instructions are there too. (Accent Essentials and A Child’s Year cartridges used for this project)  This is so simple and quick to make for those last minute little gifts for friends and family, teachers, and neighbors. Plenty of room on the back to write a thoughtful sentiment too!  It can easily hold a gift card instead of the two teabags if you prefer!  What I love about this little cup is that it stands on it’s own thanks to the ‘saucer’ under it!  Let me know what you think of this project and I’d love to know if you try it too! Have a creative day! Deena

Baby Decor Wall Hanging Tutorial

I made this keepsake frame  for my Great Nephew’s Baptism this past weekend.  Isn’t he a cutie??!   I just adore him! It’s so nice to be able to hold a baby again as I was really starting to miss this, as my boys are 11 and 8 now!   Times just passes so quickly. SUPPLIES: Cardboard cut to 4 inch square (Bazzil Chipboard) Paper hole punch and eyelet setter (Crop a dile) Corner rounder Square 1 1/4 inch paper punch 2 metal eyelets 15″ length of  Ribbon, 15″ length of  co-ordinating ribbon Foam Adhesive Tape 1/2″ wide (Scotch foam adhesive tape) Decorative papers mini fastener (safety pin) Decorative letters (for initials) 1. Cover the cardboard coaster with dp, and round the corners. 2. Punch two holes 1/4 inch down from the top, and 1/2 inch in from the sides. Set with metal eyelets.   Feed the ends of the ribbon through the holes and tie off the knots. 3. Tie alternate ribbon around the frame and make a bow on the right side. 4. …

Bookmark Templates Freebie

Just in time for BACK TO SCHOOL!  I have these fun bookmark templates for us from MY MEMORIES! Download the FREE Templates here: and Here’s what I did to personalize some of these bookmarks for my boys: Using MyMemories Software to Customize your Bookmarks Download template file and install it into your software DON”T HAVE THE SOFTWARE? It’s easy to order, inexpensive, and fun to use! SAVE 10% : Use Code STMMMS31200 Using MyMemories Suite, choose Create Album From Designer Template and select your project download. Now you can customize the provided template with digital photos or embellishments. I simply added their names, chose their photos and inserted them and presto!! OR download template, open, print and cut out, and embellish with your own supplies. TIP: You can right-click on the white guide and lock it in place to keep it from moving while you are working. Make sure this is the top layer of your project before printing. Have Fun!!  Thanks for stopping by!  Deena

Free Bracket Book Digital Designer Pack!

Download this great FREEBIE from My Memories Software and use it to make a fabulous BRACKET BOOK, or use the pages individually as you like!   You can now load the freebies directly into your MyMemories Suite Software, and then completely customize them with any paper and embellishments that you have.  If you don’t have the software,  you can still print and use these elements but you won’t be able to customize it digitally, so you may want to consider getting the MY MEMORIES SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD  HERE. If you do decide to try this fabulous digital software, use MY DISCOUNT CODE: STMMMS31200 during your checkout and receive: $10 off the software purchase and a $10 gift certificate to the online store Using MyMemories Software to Customize your Bracket Book Download template file and install it into your software Using MyMemories Suite, choose Create Album From Designer Template and find your project Now you can print and enjoy the provided template, or customize it with your own papers and embellishments. TIP: You can right-click on the white guide and lock it in …

Inspired Artisans: AMY of ROSIE DOG ORIGAMI

WELCOME BACK  to another INSPIRED ARTISANS FRIDAY FEATURE!!   Please help me in welcoming AMY FOLDER here to tell us a bit about her craft today!   Tell us a little about yourself… My name is Amy, and I am trying to sell origami.   At the moment, there’s not much more to it than that. Well, there is a bit more to tell ;-D I graduated college a couple of years ago with a degree in ceramics, and have been trying to find a job since (we all know how easy it is for artists to find a steady paycheck in this economy!). Ironically, however, after an unfortunate series of family hospital stays, I’ve found myself more interested in nursing as a career option. At the moment, I am in a sort-of limbo between my ceramics career and a future career as a nurse. That being said, I still have no income, so I live at home. I love my parents to death, but I think everyone needs something to keep them from going …

Free Birthday Crown Template and Tutorial

Here’s a fun template that is perfect for birthday parties! I used it last night to create a personalized crown for my son who is turning 8 on saturday! CLICK HERE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD OR HERE FOR THE PRINCESS VERSION Using MyMemories Software to Customize your Crown (as I have done with my son’s crown at bottom of page by adding monogram letters to form his name) Download template file and install it into your software Using MyMemories Suite, choose Create Album From Designer Template and find your project Now you can add pictures, print and enjoy the provided template, or customize it with your own papers and embellishments. Instead of adding the paper as a background paper, you can add it as an embellishment so that you can move the paper around.  This is especially useful when using papers with stripes or circles, so you can decide which part of the paper you want to use. Once it is added as an embellishment, you can now select the paper and move it into the …

Anything BUT a Card Valentines for Kids

The Crafty Creations challenge this week is ANYTHING BUT A CARD: VALENTINES FOR KIDS! Also, at Delightful Challenges the theme is Valentines, Anything but a card too, so I am entering their challenge as well.  Digital Delights is our sponsor! I made two little gift boxes using my cricut to cut the templates.   The papers are from the new  ECHO PARK Yours Truly paper pad. I’ve colored ‘love you Larry’ and ‘love birds’ by Digital Delights for my tags. Pillow Box: Easter 2012 (use contour hide so it doesn’t cut the bunny out) Cut at  appr. 5 x 5 1/2″ Spring Holiday Cards CRICUT cartridge cut trtbox3 at 7″ x 4 1/2″ Come join in with your projects at Crafty Creations and if you have valentine projects/cards you would like to share you can also enter my challenge HERE.