Thankful Fall is Here – layout for SWAT drill #20

***GIVEAWAY op at the end of this post***

It’s the 3rd Saturday of the month, so there’s a new challenge up at SWAT. Drill #20 is a sketch with the added challenge of incorporating feathers on your project. For my take on the sketch, I decided to go with a photo of my son, Matthew, when he was 4 (he’s 7 now). He had made a cute costume in preschool out of a paper bag and looked darling showing off his little Indian costume, so I snapped a couple of quick pics. ๐Ÿ˜€

I ended up rotating the sketch because I also wanted to incorporate the chipboard tree and wood 3×4 card by Creative Embellishments on this page. The leaves and feathers are also by CE…aren’t they great?!! Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough time to alter many of them in order to get my page uploaded in time for the deadline. I KNEW I really really wanted to use CE products on my page and they arrived just in the nick of time. ๐Ÿ˜€ Here’s what I came up with for the challenge:


Here’s the sketch for Drill #20 (don’t forget to add feathers to your entry too!)…

drill 20 + feathers


Creative Embellishments feather wood cuts
CE chipboard leafy tree
CE 3″ x 4″ Thankful wood card
CE mini leaves wood cuts
Webster’s Pages Family Traditions cards, paper, leaf resin and charm
WP whimsey bird and heart
Unity Stamp co stamps
Design Memory Crafts gelatos
EK Success border punch


{photo to be added later in the day}

For your chance to WIN this HUGE prize pack, simply enter 1 challenge from any site I design for by 11:59 pm EST November 30, 2013 and post the link to your project in the comments on this post. ๐Ÿ˜€ Each challenge you enter will give you 1 entry for the prize. All 3 sites allow you to combine challenges, however, you CANNOT combine 2 sketches. Here are the challenges you can select from to enter this giveaway:

The Creative Embellishments November Inspiration Challenge (you must also include some sort of journaling about what you’re thankful for)…entries for the challenge itself are due by 11:59 pm EST on Nov 30, 2013: CE November challenge

Sketchabilities sketch #103…entries for the challenge itself are due by 11:59 pm EST November 28, 2013: Sketch #103

SWAT Drill #19 Gobble ‘Til You Wobble (must incorporate a recipe or photo of food)…entries for the challenge itself are due by 11:59 pm November 28, 2013: SWAT Drill #19

SWAT Drill #20 Sketch + feathers…entries for the challenge itself are due by 11:59 pm November 28, 2013: SWAT Drill #20.

***BONUS…IF you combine the CE Challenge with the Sketchabilities sketch and SWAT Drill #19 (Gobble ‘Til You Wobble), YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY WIN A SMALL RAK from me PLUS you will have 3 entries for the main prize (one for each challenge you entered)***

Ride On – layout for Sketchabilities sketch #103

***NEW giveaway op at the end of this post***

Twice a month, on the 15th and 30th, Sketchabilities releases FANTASTIC sketches! They’re so much fun to work with no matter what your style of scrapping happens to be. At first glance, most have been very mixed media friendly, but there’s tons of fun elements in the sketches to translate according to your personal taste. ๐Ÿ˜€ Here’s what I came up with for sketch #103 (entries are due by Nov 28th at midnight EST):

Ride On

The fabulous sketch I got to work with:

sketch 103


Creative Embellishments rubber stamp (tire treads)…coming soon to the CE store
7 Dots Studio Wonderland, Dreamer and Love is in the Air papers
acrylic paint
The Crafter’s Workshop stencils
Prima Craftsman and Romance Novel wood embellishments, clip and flat back screws
Freckled Fawn wood arrows
Tim Holtz Ideaology muse token
Pink Paislee cushies alphas



***For your chance to win this prize pack, all you need to do is visit the 3 sites I design for on facebook and “like” their pages, then comment on this post that you are a new or current fan of all 3 pages! ๐Ÿ˜€ To make it easier for you to enter, I’ve linked their fb pages here: Creative Embellishments, Sketchabilities and SWAT.*** You have 1 week to comment and enter this giveaway, so comments must be made by 11:59 pm EST on November 22, 2013. I will then select one random winner. International entries are welcome. ๐Ÿ˜€

If you did not already see, please visit my previous post for another giveaway op (a $10 gc to Creative Embellishments).

You Are My Sunshine – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

***Be sure to read the giveaway info at the end***

Hi, everyone! Another Thursday means I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog with another project to share. ๐Ÿ˜€ย  This week, I created a layout using TONS of GORGEOUS Creative Embellishments laser cut chipboard pieces. If you didn’t already know, I LOVE their fabulous, high quality products and intricate, fun designs. To create this entire layout, I only used 1 sheet of pp and 2 doilies. Other than the stamping, everything else you see is made by Creative Embellishments! ๐Ÿ˜€

The pic I selected for my page is of my youngest son when he was a few months old. Any time I would leave the room, he was search for me even to the point of arching his back and doing back bends to look into the next room! It’s hard to tell in the photo, but that’s what he’s doing. A back bend just to see me. ๐Ÿ˜€ I was also inspired by the Monday mojo sketch over at the Flying Unicorn forum. Here’s what I came up with:

You Are My Sunshine lo

Close up of the cluster to the right of the photo:

You Are My Sunshine detail 1

Close up of the title piece (sorry it’s hard to read due to shadows):

You Are My Sunshine detail 2

A close up of the bird cage piece:

You Are My Sunshine detail 3


Creative Embellishments Time Flies Frame Set
CE Oval from the Mini Ornate Frames
CE Flourish Set 3
CE Bird cage 4 piece set
CE View Master Set of 5
CE Harlequin Lattice panel
CE Mini Ornate Title/Word Frame
CE You Are My Sunshine title piece
Webster’s Pages New Beginnings pp
2 doilies from my stash
3 Unity Stamp Co stamps
PITT Big Brush Markers
Acrylic paint
Distress paints, stain and ink

TFL! Be sure to check out the Creative Embellishments November Challenge for your chance to win a $20 gc to the store! Also, their November Special…get FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE on all orders of $25 or more!!!

***GIVEAWAY!!! I currently serve on 3 design teams. If you visit all 3 of their blogs and become a follower (or if you already follow them), then leave me a comment on this blog post letting me know that you follow ALL 3, you will be entered for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the Creative Embellishments Store! To make it even easier to enter, I’ve linked each one here: SWAT, Sketchabilities and Creative Embellishments blogs.*** You have 1 week to enter! Comments to enter the giveaway must be left on this post by 11:59 pm EST on Thursday November 21, 2013. The winner will be randomly selected and is open to everyone worldwide.

The Freaks Come Out at Night – layout for Creative Embellishments

I’m up today on the Creative Embellishments blog with a Halloween layout to share using some of their fabulous laser cut chipboard and wood cuts. ๐Ÿ˜€ These are pics of my son, Alex, wearing his first โ€œscaryโ€ costume, taken a couple of years ago. He decided to go as the grim reaper and was very excited about wearing something different from his usual cutesy costumes. I altered all the pieces using acrylic paint, gesso and webbing. For my page this week, I was also inspired by a sketch from Flying Unicorn. Hereโ€™s what I came up with:

The Freaks Come Out at Night LO


Creative Embellishments Ghosts Wood Cuts
CE Going Batty wood cuts
CE Web panel
CE flourish set 7
CE The Freaks Come Out at Night title piece
CE Zombie Graveyard border piece
CE Harlequin lattice panel
American Crafts cardstock
Krylon webbing
May Arts trim
Acrylic paint

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The CE November Challenge can be found HERE.

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