Son, Spread Your Wings – dt layout for Sketchabilities

Sketch #106 at Sketchabilities is now live! For my example for the challenge, I decided to go with a neutral background and pops of blue, rusty orange and metallics to compliment my photo of my oldest son, Taten.

As soon as I saw the sketch, I knew I wanted to replace the circular elements and flourishes with Creative Embellishments gears and that fabulous steampunk clock and gear cluster I’ve been saving for the perfect page. Here’s what I came up with:

Spread Your Wings

Karan’s fantastic sketch #106:

sketch 106


Creative Embellishments Steampunk Clock and Gear cluster
CE 1 1/2″ gears
CE 1″ gears
CE Mini 3/4″ gears
Son title piece from the CE Family Words set
CE Grunge Stars bg stamp
Kraft cardstock
October Afternoon pp
Webster’s Pages trims
India Ink
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and Glaze
Freckled Fawn cork frame



Creative Embellishments DT call

ce dt call

Creative Embellishments is having their first DT call ever! I’ve had the privilege of working with their high quality, unique and intricate designs since their inception Sept 1, 2013 and I cannot imagine crafting without their fabulous products anymore! I’m fairly certain that since Sept 1st, there have only been 2 projects I created that did not incorporate their laser cut chipboard, wood cuts or rubber stamps. lol Yes, they are THAT amazing!

NOW is your chance to join the CE creative team by applying now! For more info on how to apply, CLICK HERE.

To check out the CE store to see what they offer, CLICK HERE.


Here Comes Santa Claus – dt layout for SWAT

SWAT drill #22 is now live! For this challenge, there’s a pagemaps sketch and the twist is to include Santa on your page in some way. For my take on the challenge, I went with photos of my youngest son dressed up like Santa Mickey and used some fabulous Creative Embellishments chippies. One features a silhouette of Santa in his reindeer guided sleigh. Another has his stuck in a chimney and then the title piece of course uses the name “Santa” 😀 Here’s what I came up with:

Here Comes Santa Claus

Here’s a close up of the Santa’s Scroll and quill set. I love this piece! It’s so fun and would be great for layering too:

Here Comes Santa Claus detail 1

This is a close up of the chimney piece w/Santa’s boots peeking out:

Here Comes Santa Claus detail 2

This close up shows the title piece layered with the doily frame and Harlequin lattice panel. I had to snip the lead reindeer off of the Santa’s Sleigh piece and still wanted to incorporate it on my page, so I added it to the left of my title:

Here Comes Santa Claus detail 3


Creative Embellishments Santa’s Sleigh
CE Christmas Scroll and Quill
CE Santa in the Chimney
CE Here Comes Santa Claus
CE Harlequin Lattice Panel
CE Doily Frame
Kaisercraft pp
Distress ink and paint
Pitt Big Brush markers
india ink



A Very Merry Christmas – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

Happy Thursday, everyone! I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog with another Christmas layout to share using some FABULOUS Creative Embellishments Chipboard pieces! I can’t get enough of the wonderfully intricate snowflakes and this time I went with quite a bit of holly and berries too. 😀 I’ve been loving all the gorgeous CE frames too! This week, I used pics of my son, Matthew, tearing into his pressies. I simply adore his sweet, easy going smile. 😀 For my layout, I was also inspired by a sketch over at Purple Pumpkin, so be sure to check them out as well. 😀 For my take on the Purple Pumpkin sketch I rotated the sketch 90 degrees counterclockwise. Here’s what I created:

A Very Merry Christmas

Here’s a close up of the cluster w/the awesome Letter to Santa Set:

A Very Merry Christmas detail


Creative Embellishments chipboard snowflakes
CE Holly and Berry Border and Sprigs
CE Holly and Berry Flourishes
CE Holly and Berry Frame
CE Letter to Santa Set
CE A Very Merry Christmas title piece
Memory Box paper
Modeling paste
Shimmerz Texturez
American Crafts cardstock
Pitt Artist markers and pens
Acrylic paint

TFL! Don’t forget to enter the Creative Embellishments December Challenge for your chance to win a $20 gc to the CE store!


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