All posts tagged: scrapbooking

April’s Creative Challenge: Collage it!

This month we are challenging you to make a collage!  Interpret ‘collage’ as you see fit…  Simply put, collage refers to an assemblage of parts such as paper or other materials that are glued or applied to a substrate (canvas, paper, wood etc.) I’ve made you a short 1:25 minute  timelapse video to show you how I used my mixed media painted flowers to create my collage piece.  I’ve listed the supplies at the end of the video.  You can make your own flowers by visiting the FREEBIES page for the download.  I hope you enjoy the video! and here are some beautiful samples for you from our lovely, creative ACN team…! They are using the new digi image Bird Flourish and Script Collage available in the A Creative Need Etsy Shop. Peggy Kitt Merlina Gloria Come join in the COLLAGE challenge. I want to see what you are inspired to do! Have fun, try something new! 🙂 Be sure to link your project on the CHALLENGE PAGE!

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 …

October Challenge and Inspiration

OCTOBER CHALLENGE: Yellow and Orange  Happy Colours for a change of Season! I hope you will all be as inspired by these colours, as I have been.  Just walking around our neighbourhood I am enjoying the mix of golden yellow and beautiful warm oranges and reds that our once green leaves are turning into. You can join in the challenge along with us by clicking HERE. Here is some inspiration for you before you go…   Gail has made this beautifully coloured sympathy card using A Creative Need SUNFLOWER WREATH.   Peggy has created this lovely card with A Creative Need image CHICKADEE. She used a cracked glass technique…so COOL!   Larissa is sharing this lovely thank you card…  and I have a small watercolour sketch to share… Come and share your Yellow and Orange creations! Be inspired by your surroundings, take a walk and bring your camera and let your ideas take shape! Have a creative day! Thank you for sharing your time with me, I hope you enjoyed your visit! Deena

Vacation/Travel theme Challenge Inspiration

Thank you to everyone who played in our challenge last month! Wow! We had 95 entries! Keep those wonderful creations coming! I love to see each and every one of them!  July’s challenge is on! Please join us for another wonderful month of creativity HERE.  JULY CHALLENGE #21 – VACATION/TRAVEL Our JUNE challenge WINNER is LAILA (Castle in the Skies) Congratulations Laila!  Please e-mail deenaperreault@gmail.com with your 2 digital image choices from my Etsy shop. and everyone who used an ACN image last month was an automatic winner! You all should have recieved your image in your e-mail boxes by now.  If I missed anyone, please let me know. Would you like an ACN image of your own? Pick up this month’s FREEBIE ! Now, for some team inspiration!   LISA used A Creative Need’s new image: Wine and Cheese for Two. Isn’t her colouring awesome!?   Gail created this lovely card with ON THE ROAD AGAIN   To see all the newest DIGITAL STAMPS visit A CREATIVE NEED Digital Stamp Shop We will be back with more challenge …

June’s ACN Challenge

Are you all excited and ready for our new challenge? JUNE CHALLENGE #20 – Anything Goes! Isn’t that great?!  AND even better… all challenge takers featuring an ACN IMAGE in their creation this month is an automatic winner! At the end of the month I will send you a brand new ACN Image directly to your e-mail inbox! Be sure to include your e-mail when linking up. 1 image/ person. For our DT INSPIRATION come see us on FRIDAY, when I will also announce the WINNER from last month’s challenge! GUIDELINES FOR ENTRY: Everyone is welcome to join in with a craft creation using any images you like! Of course I would love to see what you do with any of my ACN images, and I’m happy to share a FREE IMAGE with you every month! Join in the challenge ANYTIME THIS MONTH and leave a link to your creation(s) (card, journal page, jewelry, scrap page, art piece etc.) in the comments and I will pop on over to see what you’ve done. **If you enter and have followed the CHALLENGE theme, you will be placed in the random draw for …

New Digi Stamp Images for February!

Happy February! January was a busy month of creative frenzy for me! I’ve been working on a few different things which I hope to reveal soon, and I have new images to share with you.  I think they will be fun to work with for Valentines or anniversaries, or greetings of love in general!  Have a look and let me know what you think… An expanding variety of A Creative Need images are available in my SHOP. LOVE BIRDS KISSING PENGUINS WOLVES Stop by on Friday to see what our creative design team has done with these images and play along in our February Challenge too!  The theme this month is ‘Wild Thing’!!  Have fun creating and have a happy day!  Deena

JOIN IN THE NEW CHALLENGE!

ARE YOU READY FOR OUR JUNE CHALLENGE?? CHALLENGE # 8: ”Corners, Borders and Framing”  OUR MAY WINNER is Nina from (PAPERDAISIES)!! Congratulations NINA, you may choose 2 digi images from A CREATIVE NEED!  Please send me an e-mail with your choices at deenaperreault@gmail.com. GUIDELINES FOR ENTRY: I would love to see what you do with any of my ACN images, and I’m making it easy to do so by giving you a FREE IMAGE every month! Join in the challenge ANYTIME THIS MONTH and leave a link to your creation(s) (card, journal page, jewelry, scrap page etc.) in the comments and I will pop on over to see what you’ve done. **If you enter and follow the CHALLENGE, you will be placed in the random draw for 2 digi images!  If you are the lucky random draw winner AND you’ve used an A CREATIVE NEED image in your creation, you will receive a bonus image for a total of 3 images! LIMIT of up to 3 entries per/person please. The challenge runs from the first day of the new month to the end of the month.  Winner is …

Love, Peace and Coffee Layout

I thought today I’d share this page I made using a couple of my digi images and Cottage Arts Letting Go digi kit.  My inspiration for this page came from  CSI: CASE FILE #55 challenge. I’ve use COFFEE GIRL and HOT CUP OF COFFEE available at A Creative Need.   I used My Memories Software to create the layout and used embellishments, and papers to created the layout.   I added the butterfly to my coffee cup and some blue brush strokes.   I did my own word art for the sentiment which was inspired by Easily Mused Six Word writing prompt sentence…”I could think of nothing more than its sweetness”… As I made the page I was thinking how wonderful it would be if only peace and unity were as easily shared as a cup of coffee.  After some contemplative conversations, my friend and I joke that between the two of us and a good cup of coffee we could solve all the worlds problems if only the rest of the world would listen and …

Sunshine

This is a digital page I made inspired by CASE FILE 44 at CSI color… stories…inspiration.  I am so enjoying these challenges!  I was so excited to see that my CSI case file 42 was featured last week too!! My Evidence: Flowers, swirls, transparent element My Testimony: journaling in a swirling shape, inspiration word; open, Write 4 things about your subject (in my journaling) This photo is one I took this past August while camping at Charleston Lake in Ontario.  It was overcast and rainy for most of the time we were there.  For the purpose of this page I wanted to try a technique I learned to enhance color and focus to one area of a photograph.  I altered it in Corel Painter.   Opening a duplicate of the photo, I created a black and white ‘painted’ layer, then tracing around my son with the lasso tool, I inverted the selection and ‘cut’ out the rest, leaving me with only the color image of my son on a black and white painted image of the …

Ride the MMS Blog Train for Freebies!

Your friends at MyMemories would like to invite you  to climb aboard and …. catch the BLOG TRAIN!! Start on the MyMemories Blog on FRIDAY for FUN RIDE through some of the MyMemories  and ScrapWow Designers blogs!! Each one has a FUN FREEBIE for you!  There are over THIRTY of them to visit! MyMemoriesblog.com! There will be a freebie available from every designer on the train!! YAY!   that means lots of new kits to create with using my new software,  My Memories Suite!  (Yes, I’ve been using it every day since I got it! ) If you don’t have the My Memories Software yet…what are you waiting for? If you download digital papers and images already why not try it?  It really is a FUN and EASY tool for creating cards, scrapbook pages, and photo albums!  I just checked and it’s on sale $33.97 (15% off) for a limited time.  PLUS you can use this Code STMMMS31200 for an additional $10.00 off!   and there’s a FUN new challenge on the MyMemories Blog !! Check it out and post your page to be entered …