Saturday, August 23, 2008

When I was planning to start Creative Charms 2 years ago, I was thinking logo would represent my company and products. Looking at my stash of products, many of them are butterflies. Suddenly, I found butterfly share similar symbolism with the craft and art we undertake. Butterfly represents growth and beauty. The growth and beauty of a butterfly share similar symbolism with the craft and art we undertake. Just like scrapbooking, it is a representation of one's growth and beauty for the person in the scrapbook and the scrapbooker themselves. We start out by taking small timid steps, wrapping ourselves in our cocoon. Suddenly, the scrapbook, the scrapbookee, and the scrapbooker have become something even more beautiful than imagined."

Founder & Managing Director of Creative Charms

Monday, August 18, 2008

Crazy for Crochet!

I have always loved crochet, even before it became the "in" thing. I'm basically a country girl and to me crochet reminds me of bygone days and country life. However, crochet can be girly, modern, classic, just about anything! It all depends on the way it is used and the theme and feel of the design. Creative Charms has an amazing line of crocheted products...from flowers to strawberries, they have it in crochet! For this layout I used two different sized crocheted flowers mixed with the Creative Charms felt flowers. Love the combination!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Fabulous Fuzzy Daisy Contest!

Fuzzy Daisy Kit includes :
(1) 3-1/8" Fuzzy Daisy,
(1) Jumbo Polka Dot Brad,
(1) Daisy Chipboard Stencil,
(1) 18" Leafy (satiny) Ribbon
(1) White Chipboard Daisy & Petals

Loop d' Loop Fuzzy Daisy Kit

We would like to invite you to participate in our 1st online contest. We are so excited about our new chenille fuzzy daisy that we would like to see your designs with them!
Just leave a comment with a link to your designs using our fuzzy loop d'loop daisy, here on this post. It can be a layout, card, or altered item. Show off your creativity and talent! We want to see what you can do with this product, and how you can WOW us!
If you do not find it at your local scrapbook store near you, you can purchase the fuzzy daisies on our website at
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The contest runs from Friday, August 15th until Monday, September 15th. Creative Charms will then select a winning design. Unlimited contest entries per person. The winner will receive a 20.00 gift card from Creative Charms! So, be sure to visit our blog and show us your fabulous fuzzy daisy designs!

Sunday, August 3, 2008


Directions for this fun funky embellishment box!

1. Paint box white.
2. Mod podge sides of box and add patterned paper that is cut to size. (same with the top.)
3. Glue ribbon around top and bottom of the box.
3. Cut out transparency and adhere to top of box. also glue ribbon strip to the top
4. Place alpha stickers (and outline with a fine tipped pen.)
5. Write the rest of the title.
6. THE FUN BEGINS!!!!!!!!! find charms that you love and will coordinate...the glue on!!!!!! my tip is to put things close enough that they touch.
7. on top of box, add just one sheer flower with beads!


The Vintage Poppies are comprised of rich velvet and sparking gems.

Card and ideas to use by Leah Farrar-White.

1. cut out a flower from a piece of patterned paper, adhere vintage poppy.
2. LAYER! just keep on matting! add pop dots or dimentional tape to lift one of the layers. It will add interest to your card and really bring the sentiment and flower to focus.

Butterflies, Flowers and Bling! Oh, my!

The Dream Garden Butterflies - the delicate silver and bit of shimmer really adds so much to your paper craft projects!
The Dream Garden 2" Flared Flower- sheer, sparkly and oh so sassy!!!
Itsy Glitzy!- they are SPARKL-iscious!!!

Some ideas you can take from this LO to use on your own paper projects! LO and ideas by Leah Farrar-White
1. "Clump" your Creative Charms!!! . they look lovely alone. in a cluster they really sparkle and shine!
2. SEW! your sewing machine will add texture and interest to your projects!

3. Make your own "alpha stickers"- use a coordinating color and handwrite your journaling. cut out letters and adhere!

4. Can I say scallops??? They are HOT right now! just make your own. trace a piece of scalloped paper and then cut it out. I traced my patterned paper scallops with a marker after cutting it out to add some more depth.

5. Cover Chipboard Alphas. If you don't have chipboard alpha that works on your page...cover some you have and cut out with a craft knife! ink edges for a little pop!

Fun Contest!

To debut the new Creative Charms blog and the Creative Charms website, we thought we would have a PRODUCT REVIEW CONTEST!

All you have to do to win a CC Gift Certificate from Creative Charms is to visit the website, pick out your favorite product, and leave a comment in the review section for that product telling us why you choose it and what other ways you can use it for. No purchase necessary. Just pick what product caught your eye. Be sure to leave your email address so we can send your gift certificate. Pretty easy huh!

The contest will run from today, Thursday (August 7) until Monday, August 11th at midnight. We will then pick a random winner from the comments & post it here. One winning review per person. So get to posting!

Friday, August 1, 2008

A New Type of Flower

With all of the incredible scrapbooking products on the market I am always looking for that special something that catches my eye, and is something fresh and new. As soon as I saw the Loop d' Loop Fuzzy Daisy from Creative Charms I was in love! This flower is so fresh and fun with its chenille texture and polka dot brad center. I love the way they look on layout, cards, altered items, you name it. They come in a variety of fun colors and are a must for each and every scrapbooker. I know you will love them!
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