Halloween Treat Bags – project for Creative Embellishments

Happy Halloween everyone! I’m up again at the Creative Embellishments blog with a project to share. This week, I decided to share a few little treat bags I created for my kiddos. These are real simple, quick, and easy to make, so they’d be a snap for Halloween parties and classrooms as well. For my base, I used the Tim Holtz In the Bag die, but you can easily find templates online that you can trace and cut out too.

***Be sure to check out the Creative Embellishments Store too! ALL Halloween items are 20% off (no coupon code required) now through the entire weekend!***

Here’s how my baggies turned out, decorated with tons of CE goodness:

Halloween Treat Bags

Close up of the 2 bags on the left:

Halloween Treat Bags detail 1

The middle bag:

Halloween Treat Bags detail 2

The 2 on the right:

Halloween Treat Bags detail 3

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Web Panel
CE Halloween Cat
CE Bootiful Title piece
CE Ghost wood cuts
CE Pumpkin Wood Cuts
CE Happy Halloween title piece
CE Halloween Witch
Pink Paislee Hocus Pocus papers and button
sticker from my stash
Elle’s Studio cut out
I am Roses flowers
Distress stains and paints
Acrylic paint
Art Anthology Dimensional Crystals

TFL! Don’t forget: Today is the last day to take advantage of the October Special! Use coupon code save10 to get $10 off your order of $45 or more PLUS free domestic shipping!

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for the November Challenge post and to see what’s new for November! 😀

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Gotta Let Go – layout for sketchabilities sketch #102

Sketchabilities sketch #102 is now live! Karan’s new sketches have been fantastic to work with and so much fun! They’re wonderfully inspiring no matter what your scrapping style happens to be. They work beautifully for anything from CAS to mixed media and everything in between. 😀

When I looked at the circle elements on the sketch, I immediately thought of the wonderful chipboard circle panel that Nicolle recently sent me from Creative Embellishments and a FABULOUS steampunk hot air balloon stamp (I got to test out the prototype, so keep your eyes out for rubber stamps to be a new product added to their store!). Since I recently created a layout that featured smaller photos clipped to twine using mini clothespins, I decided to replace that feature on the sketch with a washi banner and add my title to it.

The photo on this layout features my son, Matthew. One of his favorite songs at the moment is TNT by Taio Cruz (some people know the song as Dynamite), so I used some of the lyrics from the song for the title and “journaling”. Here’s what I came up with:

Gotta Let Go

Here’s a close up of the hot air balloon. I heat embossed the stamped image using Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder:

Gotta Let Go detail 2

This close up shows the circle panel that I snipped bits off of and used in a few spots on my page. I heat embossed the panel pieces to match the hot air balloon stamp:

Gotta Let Go detail 1

This close up shows some fabulous CE wood music notes. The frame is also by CE btw. 😀

Gotta Let Go detail 3

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Steampunk Hot Air Balloon stamp
CE Circle Panel
CE medium frame from the Handsome frame set
CE Music Notes Wood Cuts
Elle’s Studio papers
Webster’s Papers alpha stickers
twine from the Twinery
Washi tape
Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder
Adirondack Embossing Powder
Distress Embossing ink pad
Distress Ink
Unity Stamp Co bg stamps

The fantastic sketch I got to work with:

sketch 102

TFL! If you’d like to play along w/sketch #102 at sketchabilities, CLICK HERE!

Caught in my Web – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

It’s Thursday, so I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog sharing this layout. Hope you can stop by and check it out! 🙂 This week I created a Halloween themed layout using a lot of gorgeous Creative Embellishments chipboard and wood pieces. I adore working with their fabulously intricate designs…so much FUN!…and have been amazed by the new designs being added each week! Did you know new pieces are added almost every day?

I’m actually backlogged on a few years worth of Halloween pics and was thrilled to see the variety of titles and designs Nicolle and Mike have been coming up with. This particular Halloween, I just had the 3 youngest kids with me and Larry was running late at work. He ended up joining us further down the street which was another fun surprise for the kids since they weren’t expecting him to catch up with us. 😀 Here’s what I came up with combining the CE designs with a sketch from Purple Pumpkin.

 

Caught in my Web

Here’s a close up of the web and spider piece from the Caught in my Web set. I altered it by dabbing it with white distress stain, then coating the web parts with stickles and filling in the spider with a Pitt big brush marker:

Caught in my Web detail 1

I altered the Spider Web Flourish Border the same way, but applied Art Anthology dimensional crystal to the flourishes with a brush. Instead of using a sweeping motion, I created more interest by dabbing it with the tip of the flat brush to create peaks:

Caught in my Web detail 3

Here’s a close up of the cluster I created by snipping a section off of the Web Panel and layering it with wood cuts. I used 2 of the Autumn Leaves and a Pumpkin. I altered the leaves using acrylic paint and the pumpkin using a mixture of acrylic paint and Art Anthology dimensional crystal:

Caught in my Web detail 4

The title piece was altered using distress stain and I applied stickles only to the words Caught and Web. The bats were altered with black acrylic paint which was dabbed on thickly with the side of my brush to give them a bit of texture:

Caught in my Web detail 2

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Caught in my Web chipboard set
CE Spider Web Flourish Border
CE Web Panel
CE Autumn Leaves Wood Cuts
CE Pumpkins Wood Cuts
CE Going Batty Wood Cuts
American Crafts cardstock
Graphic 45 Happy Haunting patterned paper
Krylon webbing
May Arts trim
cheesecloth from my stash
Tim Holtz distress stain and stickles
Art Anthology Dimensional crystal
acrylic paint
Pitt big brush marker
Tim Holtz die

The wonderful October Purple Pumpkins sketch I worked with:

purple pumpkin oct

TFL! If you’d like to play along w/the Purple Pumpkins sketch challenge, CLICK HERE!

 

 

 

Fun in the Summer Sun – dt layout for SWAT

For the SWAT Drill #18, we have an awesome sketch to work with and the added twist to use wood embellishments on your page! This worked out perfectly for me since I also design for this month’s sponsor, Creative Embellishments. 😀 CE offers fun and unique laser cut chipboard pieces as well as adorable Wood Cuts! Their products are intricate, high-quality and perfect for altering or use as is.

Sorry for the blurry pics…I kept getting either too much or too little natural light. Too much and it’s washed out looking, too little and it’s crazy blurry. After many attempts, this is the best I could get:

Fun in the summer sun

A close up for the geek/chic wood glasses I used:

Fun in the Summer Sun detail 1

A close up for the lower right cluster:

Fun in the Summer Sun detail 2

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Geek/Chic glasses
CE Social Hash Tags
small frame from the CE Together Frame Set
medium frame from the You Rock Frame Set
Corner pieces from the Bubbly Photo Frame and Corner Set
Photo slide from the View Master Set of 5
American Crafts cardstock
Panpastels
Prima stencil
Acrylic ink
The Papery Bakery flair
Sassafras alpha stickers
Tim Holtz distress stain and paint
Smooch ink
Shimmerz Texturez

Here’s the fab sketch for the challenge:

Oct

TFL! Entries are due by 11:59pm eastern US on 10/28/13. If you’d like play along w/the SWAT sketch with a twist challenge, CLICK HERE!

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