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February Images and Your Valentine FREEBIE

I hope you had a good first week of February!  The  ACN  Team has been busy crafting some new designs to share with you! We’re excited, because the A Creative Need FEBRUARY NEW RELEASES are HERE!! This month in the A Creative Need Etsy shop we are sending you love from Paris with the EIFFEL TOWER AVEC AMOUR image; it’s perfect for Valentine crafting or scrapping Paris travel memories!   Want to share the love? Send someone special a beautiful CLUSTER OF ROSES! You will also find an adorable GET WELL LITTLE BEAR,  SEALED WITH LOVE wax seal and envelope, and a special Valentine pie BAKED WITH LOVE  at Can you Digi it?!! NOW, ARE YOU READY FOR OUR FEBRUARY MONTHLY CHALLENGE?? CHALLENGE #4 : Be inspired by a LOVE SONG and tell us what it is! For more details on the challenge click on the link at the top of my blog. OUR January WINNER is…. MERETHE!!  Thank you for participating in our soft blue, beige and white challenge! Congratulations MERETHE, you can choose 2 digi images from A CREATIVE NEED!  Please send me an e-mail with your choices …

Proud of my Little Lion

My son is just finishing up a 10 week reading program in French as a second language and he reached a level beyond the target for the program!  We are so proud of him and I thought I’d make him a bookmark as a little gift.  His birthday is this week too, he’s turning 7!  I always give my boys a few special books as graduation gifts at the end of the school year,  so I know he’ll be happy to have it. This week at Crafty Creations Peggy has given us a themed OVER THE RAINBOW challenge inspired by the song from Wizard of Oz.   Perfect! My son LOVES rainbows! The image is COURAGEOUS CARL from our sponsor this week; Whimsy Stamps!   I drew in the rainbow and clouds myself as I didn’t have one to use.  The back is stamped with a “This book belongs to” sentiment from Unity  and ” You amaze me” from Verve stamps. Stop by Crafty Creations Challenges to see all the fabulous creations that the team worked on …

Vintage Style Coin Envelopes with Video Tutorial

After seeing some cool coin envelopes for sale at my SBS, I just had to try making my own!  I used Kraft cardstock and black Memento ink, handcut the envelopes which was super easy, and then added eyelets with a punched circle base to wind and secure my twine for the closure.  They measure 3 1/2″ x 2″.   I can think of so many great ways to use these…scrapbook pages, art journals, mini gift packaging, to hold tags and little notes….the list goes on! I want you all to share in the fun with these cute little coin envelopes so I’ve included a video tutorial.  I really hope you like it! Let me know what you think; I’m happy to get some constructive criticism,  this is the first video of this kind that I’ve made!  I would also love to know if you do try this out!  I think they are fun to make and I plan on making many of them! For anyone not interested in making these on their own (I know there …

Recipe Cards Revisited

I was looking through Somerset Life magazine (Spring 2011) and was treated to some really inspiring ideas!  There was a particular one that really caught my attention, where Diane Rose Geer (Romancing the Recipe Card) had turned some vintage recipe cards that she had purchased (cast off  by someone else), into Cookbook Bookmarks! I instantly new that I had a sentimental interest in trying this project out myself.  About 13 years ago, shortly after I got married,  my wonderful Grandmother lovingly gathered together a collection of hand written recipe cards as a gift for me, that she and other family members had been cooking from for years.  These are recipes that I grew up with; comfort food, cookies, and cakes passed down from my Great Grandmother, my Grandmother,  my Aunts, and my own Mother.  All of them hand written with little notes, and dates and names in the corners, smudges and all! I was very touched and appreciative of the gift,  but over the years they have spent too much of their time (I’m ashamed …

A Look Back (Tutorials)

I thought it would be fun to have a look back at some of my favourite projects and tutorials that I’ve enjoyed making! CLICK THE LINKS for details on any of these projects. This sympathy card samples two techniques:  Cutting FABRIC FLOWERS using the cuttlebug  and it effectively shows off the BLACK MAGIC TECHNIQUE too.   I explored the versatility of the cuttlebug and borderabilities to cut and emboss this Christmas card.   I had so much fun coming up with this mini backpack scrapbook tutoria lto share with my friends at Scrapbook Crazy!   I first had the idea for these clear acetate bonbon boxes on SCS, but gave them a twist of my own.  They make great Valentine or Easter treats and can be embellished for any holiday!  The full tutorial for these can be seen HERE.   I’m super proud of my Flat Fold Gift Boxes! I love the simple design, and they fold down flat to store or ship easily! Love that! I hope you enjoyed having a look back at …

Music/Dance Crafty Creations Challenge

This week Melissa has set her very first Crafty Creations challenge and is asking for a MUSIC OR DANCE related theme for our creations!  I decided to make a votive candle cover (battery operated NOT flame).  The digital image and paper are from the fabulous TIDDLY INKS, our sponsor this week! I printed the dp, then put it through the printer a second time to add in this sweet fairy(Fairy Fae catches a Star).  I colored her with my copics, and added some dazzling diamond glitter (Stampin’ Up!) to her wings and some of the stars in her hair.  I also added a tiny turquoise gem in her hair.  The sentiment is from Verve (Wild Thing) and makes me think of the song “Every little thing she does is Magic” by the Police. I simply folded the paper in thirds to create a somewhat triangular tube, keeping  a half inch edge at the back to secure it shut with some 1/4″ tacky tape.  I punched a heart shape on all three sides to let some …

Cuttlebug Christmas Tags and Tin

Hello!!  Wow, only 10 days to go ’till Christmas! The Christmas preparations are well under way, most of my cards have been sent out (although I do have a few more to make and send), and I have yet to start my baking!  I am getting into the spirit of the Holidays now, waiting for family to arrive and looking forward to some special time with them. It will be an emotional Christmas for our family this year.  We found out two months ago that my MIL has terminal cancer.  It did come as a complete shock to us all, as nothing was found until she was at stage 4  and nothing can be done medically.  She is 78 years old and has always been a very strong woman both physically and spiritually.  She is a real go getter with more energy than I have by times!!   We had the very difficult task of telling our two boys last night about their Nanny.  Children do surprise us at how they take things.  I find with …