#Cute Smile – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

Hi everyone! It’s Thursday, so I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog with a layout to share. This week I went with a few older pics of Madison and Matthew. I’ve already used the best photos from this sitting, so these were ones that were more flattering photos of Matthew. They really show off his sweet smile with his cutie dimples. Somehow, he’s my only kiddo with those deep dimples…not sure how that happened, but I think they’re adorable. ๐Ÿ˜€

To create my background, I used 3 CE stamps. I started out by stamping the script stamp and the heart shape stamp with Stazon ink, then used embossing ink with the Love Heart stamp and heat embossed using Lindy’s Stamp Gang EP. I used several Prima stencils with chalk ink and Shimmerz Texturez to complete my background.

I decided to finish off my page with some awesome CE wood veneers and a couple of social hashtag words for my title. I was also inspired by CSI-Color Stories Inspiration S365-4 challenge and the Skissedilla sketch #232. Here’s how it turned out:

#cute smile

Here’s a close up of the heart layered on the photos (this piece is from my favorite wood veneer set!). Sorry for the blurry pic. Lately, I’ve had to take a lot of indoor nighttime pics which doesn’t work well for me.

cute smile detail 2

A close up of one of the heat embossed stamped images along with some wood veneer hearts with chalked edges:

cute smile detail

The sketch I used:

skisseb

CSI S365-4:

S3654

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Distressed Script Stamp
CE Trio Shape Stamps (heart)
CE Love Hearts Stamp
CE Social Hash Tag laser cut chipboard
CE Hearts Wood Veneer
CE Mini Hearts Wood Veneers
American Crafts white cardstock
Core’dinations cardstock
Colorbox chalk ink
Shimmerz Texturez
Stazon Ink
Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder
Prima stencils
Webster’s Pages clip and charm
acrylic paint

CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS is having a facebook giveaway! Once they’ve reached 1500 fans/followers, they will be giving away TWO $50 gift vouchers to the CE store, so be sure to stop by and LIKE and SHARE their page to let all your friends know! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Warm & Cozy – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

Hi, everyone! It’s Thursday, so I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog with a layout to share. ๐Ÿ˜€ I snapped this normal everyday pic of Madison one day when then kids were all camping out in the living room. Sheโ€™s all snuggled up in her favorite blanket which was given to her by a friend of mine before she was even born.

To create my background, I used the Creative Embellishments Bokeh stamp with some gelatos. It didnโ€™t turn out quite how Iโ€™d intended because after stamping with it, I had wanted to blur the lines a bit and misted it with more water. Too much water. lol So Itโ€™s splotchier than it started out being. After that goof, I had to continue with it, so I went ahead and made the rest of the background to match. lol I altered both the flourish and the Out of this World chipboard pieces with gelatos as well, but went with an acrylic paint on the Chunky Alphas. Hereโ€™s how it turned out:

warm and cozy

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Circle Bokeh stamp
CE Out of This World frame
CE Chunky Alphabet
CE Flourish set 15
13 Arts papers
Webster’s Pages charm and clip
lace from my stash
Design Memory Craft gelatos
gesso
acrylic paint
prima flowers
doilies from my stash
Martha Stewart punches
Spellbinders die

For my page, I was inspired by the February mood board at Scrap Around the World:

SATW  february moodboard

I liked the circular scattered elements in the background of the lower left image and the colors from the chevron image. I also incorporated a touch of metallic elements inspired by the lower right image.

I also went with the February 1st Stuck?! Sketch to create my page:

february 1

Last but not least, Scrap Africa’s challenge #26 is to incorporate altered chipboard, so I’m entering that challenge with my page as well. TFL!

Creative Embellishments – dt announcement

I’m so excited about today’s dt announcement at Creative Embellishments! I now get to work with 6 extremely talented new dt members for the next 6 months, as well as, Nicolle, who owns and runs CE. This term runs from March 1, 2014 through August 31, 2014. Please visit their blogs to welcome them to the new team!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Nicolle Kramer
Emilia van den Heuvel
Karan Gerber
Michelle Gallant
Sandi Clarkson
Tammy Henderson
Wendy Morris

You can also visit this page on the Creative Embellishments blog for more info about each member: DT page

CE store website: http://creativeembellishments.com
CE blog: http://creativeembellishments.com/blog

#Sweetheart – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

I’m back on the Creative Embellishments blog for Thursdays, so I have a layout to share. My youngest son is our wild child and little he does would be what we’d consider typical. Considering we’ve got 5 kids, that’s saying a lot. lol My little critter has been climbing onto the back of the couch since before he could walk. Even now, at 3 1/2, he likes to lay across the back of the couch when watching tv or just hanging out. He recently started reading, but he’s always enjoyed looking at his books as seen in these pics.

I was inspired by 2 challenges when creating my page. CSI-Color Stories Inspiration case file #109 and sketch 27.1 from Page Drafts. I’ve also used a script bg stamp that is not yet listed in the store, so keep your eye out for this beauty! ๐Ÿ˜€

Here’s what I came up with:

#sweetheart

Here’s a close up of one of the newest Creative Embellishments flourishes:

Sweetheart detail 1

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Distressed Chicken Wire Border
CE Alphabet border
CE Squares
CE Flourish set #17
CE Love Knot border
CE Valentine’s Hashtag titles
CE Distressed Chicken Wire stamp
CE Distressed Grid stamp
Webster’s Pages pp
gesso
acrylic paint
stazon ink

The Page Drafts sketch I used:

PageDrafts_Template-27.1

CSI case file #109:

109flat

From the evidence column, I chose to stack something (papers) and included frames. From the testimony column, I used “read” as my inspiration word for the journaling. TFL!

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