All posts tagged: A Creative Need Digital Images

Sweet Mother Daughter Image for Mother’s Day

My dear friend Peggy suggested suggested last week that I draw a Mother Daughter image for Mother’s Day and I took her up on it!   …and just in time for Mother’s Day! It’s available in my ETSY SHOP. Today, for my favourite blog friends and followers (yes, that’s YOU!)  I’d like to share a COUPON CODE to get this or any other images in my shop this week for 10% off! expires May 10th 2015 Use this code at Checkout:  BLOGFANSRGR8 Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a creative day! Deena

Character Building Excercises

I have a confession to make…I have a hard time letting go, loosening up, relaxing my control over things.  I don’t need to be in control of everything,  in fact I often like to give up control to others simply so I won’t have to folow my own rigid rules! But the things that I am in control of usually need to follow my self appointed rules and regulations.  I put a lot of pressure on myself. I often place unreasonable expectations and unnecessary limitations on how I do things. Unfortunately, it can be paralyzing.  I am working on it. Really. So, with my art work, I have held myself back in many ways because of this mysterious  list of ‘rules’ that I’ve created.  Anyone else feel like this?  Where did all these rules come from?  They have accumulated as my life has moved along, and I didn’t realize how demanding they had become. I want , no, need to break some rules! I want to unlock  the art that I see in my mind and allow …

Design Team Call

I would like to invite 2-3 new members to our A Creative Need team! DESIGN TEAM CALL: If you are interested in designing cards, journal pages, scrapbook pages or other crafts with A Creative Need digital stamp images I would love to hear from you! Digital, hybrid, and traditional designers are welcome! What would be asked of you… Create and post 1 project (card, scrap page, journal page etc.) on the first Friday of each month on your own blog using the A Creative Need images provided to you, in keeping with the ACN challenge of the month. E-mail me a photo of your creation so I can post it here on the ACN blog, on the first Friday of each month. Provide links to the monthly images and to the A Creative Need shop in your project post. Invite others to come and play in our ACN monthly challenge. Add the A Creative Need badge and link to your blog sidebar. Have fun! What you would receive as a DT member… 2 free images each month (provided to …

September Challenge and Inspiration

Are you ready for some fun? Let’s try adding some texture or use patterns in our creative work this month! SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE:  TEXTURES/AND OR PATTERNS Go to the Challenge page HERE for all the details and rules and to LINK UP your creation! Here is some inspiration for you from Gail and Larissa and Peggy! Larissa Gail Peggy You will find the ACN images used on these lovely cards in my ETSY SHOP.  Stop by Gail and Larissa’s blog to see more of their beautiful work and spread some love!  Have fun with the challenge; I can’t wait to see what you will do!  Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!! Deena

APRIL New Release Digi Stamps!

  These are a few of the new ACN images for SPRING… and I can tell that I was so dreaming of Spring when I drew them!  I’ve also been playing with paper patterns, coloring, staining and aging a beautiful vintage floral pattern.  So here are two new vintage floral DIGITAL PAPER Packs just in time for spring crafting too!   Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day! Deena                

More Challenge Inspiration

Here we are already more than halfway through the month of February, and time for some more inspiration from the ACN team! GAIL is sharing this stunning pop up card! What a wonderful background she has created here for these ACN WOLVES.   KREN has created a magical look with her wintry background in hues of purple and greens while adding the fibers as a textural element.   …and I paint spattered my  background.  Inspired by the Snow wolves of the Canadian arctic, I went for a wintry white and blue. Come and join us for the ‘WILD THING’ CHALLENGE! We can’t wait to see what you will do! You will find the WOLVES image  and other nature inspired  images at the A Creative Need shop!

A Perfect Pair!

What a busy month it’s been!!  I’m sorry I haven’t been a very good blogger lately, but the summer months keep us outdoors and away more often!  My boys are enjoying their summer so far and are looking forward to going to Calypso (a giant waterslide park) soon!  I have been enjoying the sun and getting a little more reading done while outside with my boys.  We have taken a few day trips (the beach, Upper Canada Village, Old Port of Montreal) but have not taken an official “vacation”.  I guess you could say that we have been ‘staycationing’ this year! I will be even busier now, as I was asked by my Mother to make her wedding invitations!  She is getting remarried after 23 years of being a widow.  She is extremely happy and very much in love, and it so good to see her this way after all these lonely years!!  I am so  happy for her and her fiancé, Len!   It will be a smallish family and friends ceremony and dinner, …

Teacher Thank You

My son gave this card to his Grade 6 teacher.  I hope she liked it! I used my My Memories Software program  to create the note and sentiment and added in my VINTAGE SCHOOL BOOKS image, coloring in only the apple. I printed this top layer, punched two holes in it an inch apart and tied the black ribbon in a bow, then mounted it to a black base card.  I used a piece of white  4″ x 5.25″ cardstock for the inside. Thanks for stopping by!   Have a creative day!! Deena