Hold Me in Your Arms – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

Welcome to another Thursday, which means, I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog with a project to share. Our youngest son is going for eye surgery at 8:45 this morning and it’s got me a little bit freaked, so this week, I went with a layout using a couple of photos from the first time Matthew held him. The whole pregnancy, we were worried about how Matthew would handle having a baby brother. He was so used to being the youngest and seemed to love that role in our family. Well, we were very pleasantly surprised by his reaction. He fell in love w/his baby brother the moment he saw him and 3 1/2 years later, Christian still has Matthew and his other brothers and sister wrapped around his little finger. 😀

I was also inspired by the sketch and song prompt from Scrap and Music sketch #19. Here’s what I came up with:

Hold Me in Your Arms


Creative Embellishments Hearts Wood Veneers
CE Conversation Hearts wood veneers
CE Emoticons Wood Veneers
CE 6×6 Chevron panel
CE Chipboard Butterflies
Lily Bee papers, chipboard stickers and cardstock stickers
Webster’s Pages storyteller alphas
acrylic paint


sketch #19 by Ana Castro:

Sketch #19_Ana Castro



Capture the Moment – dt layout for Sketchabilities Sketch #107

Sketchabilities sketch #107 is now live! For my example for the challenge, I selected a picture of my oldest son, Taten. It was actually taken about 3 years ago, but it really seemed to suit this sketch. It was taken on the spur of the moment for no particular reason, but I love his joyful nature and wanted a photo that showed just an everyday moment. Here’s what I came up with:

Capture the Moment


Creative Embellishments Circles Background Stamp

CE Spider Web 6×6 panel
CE Capture the Moment set
CE Medium View Master Photo Slide
Heidi Swapp Vintage Chic papers and mini tags
acrylic paint
india ink
distress ink
Pitt Big Brush artist markers

Sketch 107 by Karan Gerber:

sketch 107






Just Me and My Shadow – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

After a 2 week break, I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog with a layout to share! 😀 For my page I went with this photo I’ve been saving from our trip to the beach. Our youngest son, Christian, loves to imitate everyone and his favorite subject to mimic is, of course, his father. 😀

I combined the Scrap Friends sketch with the inspiration board at Scrap Around the World along with some FABULOUS Creative Embellishments chipboard and Wood Veneers. Here’s what I came up with:

Just Me and My Shadow


Creative Embellishments Together Frame Set
CE Time Flies Frame Set
CE Funky Alphas
CE Wood Veneer gears
American Crafts cardstock
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Moon Shadow and Starburst color shots
The Crafter’s Workshop stencils
Liquitex blended fibers, modeling paste and coarse pumice
dry wall tape
tissue paper
October Afternoon mini market alpha stickers
Shimmerz Texturez

Scrap Around the World Mood Board:

Jan Mood Board 2014

I was inspired by the textures on the tea cups, so I included dimensional stenciling with modeling paste and blended fibers. I was also inspired by the beach image, the colors, texture from the sand, so I incorporated glass bead and coarse pumice with the stenciling and texture work. I added a touch of metal and gears for the bike. I left the wood and chipboard bare for the natural colors from the baskets on the bicycles and the table and chairs. I included glass cabochons and twine inspired by the image on the bottom right.

Here’s the fabulous Scrap Friends sketch I worked with:




Simplify – Art Journal page for SWAT Drill #23

SWAT drill #23 is now live! For this challenge, you’ll be creating a project that reflects your word of the year for 2014. I went with an art journal page for my word of the year, Simplify. Here’s what I came up with:

AJ Simplify


Creative Embellishments Braided Frames
CE Funky Alphas
CE Arrows Wood Cuts
Lily Bee alpha stickers
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Flat Fabios, Starbursts and Moon Shadow mists
Pitt Artist markers
Acrylic paint
Black gesso


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