Holiday Break

We're taking a Holiday Break
here at I Gotta Create!

Here's wishing you a season
filled with Sugar Plum Fairies 
and all good things!

We'll be back mid-January.

Thanks for all your visits
and sharing your inspiring creations with us
during 2016!

December Calendar Page Printable

Hello December!

Free printable calendar page for December | Original art by I Gotta Create!
Click image for your free calendar page!

It's my last free Calendar Page offering
for 2016!

Featuring a jolly St. Nicholas
to make all your days in December
a little more merry and bright.

Click the photo above to 
get your free printable calendar page.

And check out these holiday crafts
while you're here:

It's Hug A Chicken Day!

Hug a Chicken Day | Illustration by Christina at  I Gotta Create!

No kidding, it is Hug A Chicken Day!

If you have backyard chickens,
you know how lovable they are.

They are great pets and they provide us with eggs!

So I'm celebrating with this quick little illustration.
You can see more of my art {here}. 

Here's a look at our girls plus a breakfast recipe and free printable...

Free Printable November Calendar Page

Hello, November!

Free printable November calendar page features gouache hand-painted flowers, squash and gourds | Visit I Gotta Create!

It is a time of harvest and thanksgiving
in these parts.

To celebrate, I'm sharing this
free printable calendar page for the
month of November.

It features my hand-painting in gouache
of mums, squash and gourds.

Wildly Original #215 link party

Welcome to this week's link party!
Ada Lovelace as a Child: First Computer Programmer | Artwork by Christina Mann Designs
 Ada Lovelace as a Child: First Computer Programmer

Did you know 
the first computer programer
was a woman?
Ada Lovelace!

How cool is that when you think about
all the women who are blogging, coding
or otherwise working with computers today?
She lived in the 1800's. See more on my art blog HERE.

Let's look at a few features before
jumping into this week's party:

Vinyl Heat Kitchen Towel Transfer by My Life From Home

Wildly Original #214 Link Party

Ahhh! Fall is here in this hemisphere
Black Cat Halloween Cookies by Just 2 Sisters

and we're getting ready to celebrate

So here's a peek at a few features
before we jump into the link party!

Hello October! Free Calendar Page Printable

Free October printable calendar page available at I Gotta Create!

I'm celebrating the month of October
by sharing a free
printable Calendar page with you!

Just click the photo above
to get the download.

I painted the flowers in gouache
and made the rest digitally.

You can see more of my art work

Happy October!

Wildly Original #213 link party

Welcome all you Wildly Creative Makers!

Dishes of Darkness by The Navage Patch

Are you ready for Halloween?
I am IN LOVE with these DIY plates.
Go get the images from 

Here are a couple more features
from last week's party before we 
jump in to the linkup:

Wildly Original #212 link party

Welcome to this week's Party!

Don't you just love that quote?
Check out how Leslie 
painted the chalkboard straight onto her cabinets over at the Gwen Moss Blog.

Here are a few more features
from last week's party before we 
jump in to the linkup:

Wildly Original #211 Link Party

Welcome, Friends!

Time to share some
inspiration at this week's party!
Dining Room Napkin by Penny's Vintage Home

Everything is better with art!
If you use Adobe Illustrator to 
create art or printables,
you'll want to link up to my very special party
just for that! Check it out HERE.

Maybe you're in the market to
buy art for your home or as a gift. 
Then you'll also want to check out that party!

Now, on with some inspiration from
the Wildly Original Partiers!

AI Share Your Vector Art Party!

Share your Vector Art Party at I Gotta Create!

Welcome to this VERY SPECIAL
link party!

I'm so excited about this
party because it focuses on your 
vector art images!

How to use Live Paint in Adobe Illustrator | Tutorial at I Gotta Create!

If you haven't seen my latest tutorial
about using Live Paint and the paint bucket tool
in Adobe Illustrator, check it out
on my Art Blog HERE.

Then come back and 
share what you've created in 
THIS link party below.

Please watermark your images.
Share only low resolution photos.
Make sure to insert the link to your blog or portfolio so people can find you.

We'll keep the party open for a couple of weeks:

Keep creating, loves!

Thank you for posting the party button on your blog to spread the word:

Share your Vector Art Party at I Gotta Create

Wildly Original Link Party 210

Hello my Friends!

We're going to jump right into the 
Wildly Original Link Party...

Wildly Original Makers Party at I Gotta Create!

Just for all you wildly creative makers.
Let's GO!

Turn your Sketches into Vector Art

How to use image trace and live paint bucket in Adobe Illustrator  | Tutorial by I Gotta Create!

Hello, creatives!

How many of you dabble in
Adobe Illustrator?

It is a program that allows you to
create vector-based art.

This means it can be resized
from small to giant
without losing any quality.

Those of you who make printables
might be interested in using "AI,"
if you don't already.

Check out the tutorial
for how to turn your
drawings into vector art!

Then get ready, because I will be hosting a
SPECIAL link party just for
your AI Vector Art projects.

Keep creating, loves!

If you like this image,
check out my Etsy shop!

Happy September!

Can't believe it's September already!

Wishing you a beautiful Fall
in this hemisphere!

I invite you to follow me

Feel free to grab this 
FREE printable September Calendar Page
as a 
for visiting me, 
pinning, partying and inspiring me
here at I Gotta Create!

Just Click the Icon to Download!

Here are a few Fall projects to inspire you:

Wildly Original Link Party 209

Welcome all you Wildly Creative Makers!

Football Favor Boxes by Growing Up Gabel

It's time for this week's party!

Show us what you're: 
crafting, sewing, baking, 
decorating, knitting, building, 
painting, drawing, or otherwise creating!

Painted Metallic Books by Savvy Apron

Now, on with THIS week's PARTY.

Global Talent Search Recognition!

Hello all my dear maker friends!

Just wanted to share some
news with you...
Christina Mann Designs: teacup design for art licensing recognized by a top art agency. License this work today!

My Art is available for Licensing

My work received honorable mention
in the Global Talent Search
by a top art agency!

Nearly 1,000 artists submitted work
and 83 were recognized in some fashion.
I'm so thrilled to be among them.

You can read more about it on my

Wildly Original #205 link party

Welcome to this week's party!

Olympic Medal Craft by The Real Coake Family

We're going for the gold and silver
crafting, cooking, art and decor ideas this week!

LoVe this metal furniture!
Rusty Cabinet Clean Up by The Logbook

One more yummy feature,
then we'll jump in to the party...