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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Cheesecloth Ghost

Boo! Dana here today sharing this spooktacular cheesecloth ghost.  If you're looking for a quick and fun home decor project perfect for Halloween, you can find the instructions for this ghost here.  I created this ghost with a package of cheesecloth and some liquid starch, which makes this project great for kids as well!  Once dry, the starch hardens and is strong enough to hold this ghost upright without any additional support!  It really looks like it is floating.

This project didn't feel complete without a little shimmer, so while the cheesecloth was still wet, I sprinkled some Creative Inspirations Resplendence Angel Dust over the ghost.  I love the hint of shine!  The Angel Dust is fine and a great way to provide an light coat of glitter.

Thanks for stopping by today!  If you celebrate the Halloween holiday I hope you have fun!  I'm anxiously awaiting the trick-or-treaters who will be knocking on my door soon.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween Packaging

Good morning crafty friends!

I have a fun little package I created that I would love to share with you today!

I cut out this adorable little packaging on my Cricut. 
The stamps I used are from My Thoughts Exactly

Close-up of the sentiment, adorable ghost and inside candy!
I purchased some Dove Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter candies for this package....Yummy!

I added some Creative Inspirations in Fairy Dust to make the ghost shimmer!

For the scallop ends I used Mango to add some orange shimmer!

Just a reminder that this week's challenge is HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!  Join in, we'd love to see what you create!!

Have a wonderful Halloween!!


Sunday, October 28, 2012

CI Paints Inspired By: Happy Halloween

Thanks to all those who joined in our "Anything Goes" challenge, 
we enjoyed all your wonderful creations!
 Check the post below to see the Top 3!

This week's challenge is:
Inspired By: Happy Halloween
we want to see all those remaining Halloween projects...whether it be treats for the kiddos, or cards for your friends...anything Halloween!
Here's some inspiration:
I made these treat bags for my youngest son to share with his class....
Pretty simple because kids want the candy inside and they don't care how it is packaged..LOL!

Here is the a single bag... I used CI Paints Black Deliquesce Embossing Powder for all the sentiments!
And here is the closeup of the embossed sentiment. I love using embossing powder and really LOVE
CI Paints embossing powder! Goes on like butter...LOL!!
 I hope you have enjoyed my project and will play along with this weeks challenge!!
Remember you do not need to use CI Paints on your projects but if you have them we would LOVE to see how you used them!!
As always thanks for stopping by and
have a great week!
General Challenge Rules

Each week you will be given a challenge to find inspiration in/from what ever the challenge theme is... you can be as literal or abstract in your inspiration as you want....Just make sure you can tie it back to the theme! Challenge closes at 6:00pm Eastern on Saturday.
You will always be able to jump back to the current challenge by clicking the "Current Challenge" link in our sidebar. The rules can always be found by clicking the tab "Challenge Rules" at the top of the page.
You do not need to use the Creative Inspirations Paints in your project, however, if you do, tell us which colors you used, and your name will go in the drawing twice! Each month, one person will win 5 jars of paint in the colors of their choice. The winner will be randomly drawn from all the people who have played that month, so make sure to join in on our challenges each week!

Random.Org Top 3 Inspired By: Anything Goes

Thanks to those who joined us last week for our
 Inspired By: Anything Goes
Here are the Top 3:
#45~ Cyndy

 #7~ Allisa

 #1~ Melissa

  Beautiful work ladies!
You each will receive an extra entry in our October drawing for some CI Paints of your own!
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Saturday, October 27, 2012

a pocket full of posies...

Hello my wonderful friends!
I was playing around with some seam binding the other day, when I remembered I had learned a long time ago how to make simple ribbon flowers.  I hadn't done it in ages, so I started making flowers....

I have decided it is a nice thing to do with your hands while sitting in front of the fire place. =)

Here's how to make them...

Step 1: Cut 5 pieces of ribbon to approx. the same length. Somewhere between 1-2 inches is a good place to start.

Step 2: Thin out some Creative Inspirations Paint by mixing in water. I like to do this in small batches on my craft sheet. 
(I'm using Burnt Clay)

Step 3: Quickly drag one long edge of your ribbon pieces through the puddle of paint & water.

Step 4: Allow the paint to wick into the ribbon as it dries for a natural look.

Step 5: If your ribbon is prone to fraying, thin down some glue (I use water and Mod Podge) and brush a touch onto the ends of the ribbon.

Step 6: Break out your needle and thread. Don't panic! This is sewing at it's simplest!  Just use a running stitch (up, down, up, down) along 3 sides of the ribbon. Leave the painted edge as the one un-sewn. Leave a tail. (in other words, don't pull the thread all the way through, leave some hanging off the back end.)

Here's what it looks like with the real ribbon...

Step 7: Continue sewing each ribbon piece onto the same thread. When you scrunch them all together, you have a cute scallop banner!

Step 8: Scrunch the ribbons in tight, and tie the thread in a knot to form a ring.

Step 9: Snip the ends of the thread, and add an embellishment to the center of your flower. Pearls, rhinestones, even buttons make fun centers!

Try using different length ribbons, to change the size of the petals. Try different types of ribbon for different looks... I've even made these with strips of gauze!  So much fun!


Friday, October 26, 2012

Sparkling Pumpkins!

Happy Friday!
Pumpkins are a inexpensive and quick way to add Fall decor!
I have seen so many altered pumpkins this month I decided to try one myself using the Creative Inspirations Paints & Glitter!
I created a simple design just using polka dots!
The colors I used are Onyx and Royal Purple.
Love the vibrant colors and how they shine!
A close up of the colors are below!

Love all the shine & shimmer!

 Close up of the colors!

For my next project I used a stencil to add the stars using Replendence Burgundy glitter! The glitter is amazing so much sparkle!!

The altered pumpkin.

 Have you entered the Anything Goes Challenge?! It doesn't end until Saturday night! Thank you for visiting the CI blog!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Creative Inspirations Paint - Witches Cauldron

Hi there Crafty Friends!  Kimberly here, and I'm back with a new project with CI Paint.  I've used four colors from the Creative Inspirations Paint line on this little witch card.  Amethyst, Lavender, Antique Silver, and Spring Green.  The Amethyst is on both layers of the flower, the Lavender is on the bumpy berry, the Antique Silver is on the smooth berry (this one I dipped right in!), and the Spring Green is on the leaves.
A close up:
The Creative Inspirations Paint I've used:
Thanks so much for joining me today, and I'll be back soon with a new CIP project!


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fall Treat - Lollipop Cookies

Stamp: Nicole
Ink: Tsukineko
Paint: Creative Inspirations
Ribbon: Offray
Cookie Pop Recipe: Martha Stewart
Other: Wood Stick

Hi CIP fans!  Dana here with you today. I bake these cookies several times a year.  My girls love them and some things just taste better on a stick!  My daughter recently had a bake sale for her school corn festival and I baked a batch for her.  I wanted to tie in the fall theme of the festival so I chose a candy corn stamp and some colorful Creative Inspirations paints.

I stamped onto the cellophane with solvent ink and then painted the candy corn with Creative Inspirations paint in winter Frost, Sunshine and Mango.  Isn't the shimmer fabulous!?  This paint works great on slick surfaces.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  If you would like a chance to win some of this fabulous paint, join in on any one of the weekly challenges each month.  You don't need to use Creative Inspirations paints to play along, but if you do, you double your chances of winning! Be sure to check back here for more inspiration from the talented design team.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Good Morning Friends,

This is Diana (AKA: DIANA L.) from DL.ART, I am so thrilled to bring you another design using Creative Inspiration paints.  I am in love with these paints. I hope you will be as excited about them as I am and make sure you come back every two weeks to see what I design with them. Also, check out my team mates on the Creative Inspiration blog and from there go to their blogs.  Remember there is a challenge every week, which will give you the opportunity to win some of these awesome paints, Click here for the challenge. The challenge this week is anything goes. Here is my design. The image is from Thanksgiving printed on textured card stock. The sentiment is from Hero arts.

These are the paint  colors I used 

 CLICK HERE to go to my blog  DL.ART 

Have a blessed day, Diana