Creative Embellishments and SpiegelMom Scraps Product Swap Blog Hop



Hi everyone! Thank you for joining us this week for the SpiegleMom Scraps and Creative Embellishments Product Swap Blog Hop! What an awesome duo! Their products compliment each other beautifully, and it was such a blast combining fabulous products from both companies! I hope you enjoy the project I came up with! Be sure to leave a comment at each stop (including mine) along the way for YOUR chance to WIN a $25.00 gift card to SpiegelMom Scraps OR a $30 gift certificate to Creative Embellishments! That’s all you need to do in order to enter to win! 😀 You have a whole week to complete the hop (this hop is open until 11:59 pm ET on March 7th). Be sure to let your friends know too! The blog list is at the bottom of this post to guide you to your next stop. I hope you have fun checking out all the inspiration we have in store for you!  

The first project I created has actually been planned for quite a while, so the base had already been prepared. I have a decorative wooden box that I’ve been meaning to alter for my daughter. It’s a sizable piece and the plan is to alter each side and the lid with a different fairy tale inspired scene. For the lid, which I removed to make it easier to alter, I decided to go with Sleeping Beauty since it requires the most space for what I have in mind. I started out by adhering patterned tissue paper to the flat surface. I then used the Blue My Top Shimmerz acrylic paint from the SMS store blended with a black acrylic I already had to create the sky, and green with black and yellow to variegate the grass portion of the background. I altered the Corky Cumulus die cuts from the SMS store using gesso and PITT markers:


I lightly gessoed all the CE pieces for my project this time in order to have greater control over the final color on each piece. The Cobblestone Castle was altered using Distress Paint and PITT markers. For the Thorn Frame and Thorn Flourishes, I started out with a layer of Art Extravagance Clear Crackle Texture Paste, then used Distress Paints in a few different shades:


The Dragons were altered using some gorgeous, shimmery Viva Decor Inka Gold in multiple colors. Some were rubbed on dry, and others were applied with a wet brush, then blended. For the Once Upon a Time title piece, I used a PITT marker, then went over it with Inka Gold for some shimmer:


The Knight piece and shield are from CE’s Knight Set and was the most fun to alter! I loved drawing on the details rather than leaving as a silhouette. It has so much versatility and can be customized in so many different ways! For mine, I sued PITT markers, and watercolor pencils. I used an adirondack  paint dabber on the shield, then rounded it out, and popped it up with some foam adhesive to add more dimension:


To tie elements together, I added the same red from the title piece to the castle and the belt/sash I drew onto the warrior. I finished the piece by using copper acrylic paint that matches the copper details on the character to the border/lip of the lid. Here’s how it turned out: 




Once I’d completed my project, I realized I still had a ton of awesome SMS goodies that Jody had generously supplied, so I decided to create a tag set as well! For all 3, I started out by distressing the edges and inking with Distress Ink pads. The papers used were from a Tim Holtz paperpad, and the trims are either TH or G45 from my stash. The CE panel I cut apart and used on 2 of the tags is the Moroccan Lattice Panel (it’s a must have!!!), and the sentiments are all from the Small Sentiment Words Set (LOVE this one!).  The background stamps I used are my faves and staples in my crafting arsenal. The 2 of the ends feature the Distressed Text stamp, the one in the middle uses the Distressed Grid stamp and the Distressed Corner stamp. The one on the right also uses the Distressed Chicken Wire Stamp. I splatter them using black india ink, white acrylic paint, and a green smooch spritz.


For the one on the left, I used Green Acres Sequins from the SMS shop, along with half of a white doily (Jody had packed my goodies in a glassine bag and sealed it by stapling a doily on top. How cute is that?!)


The tag in the middle features the Blue My Top Shimmerz acrylic paint. This time, I blended with white to lighten it a bit:



The one on the right features the other half of the doily, more sequins from the same variety packet, and Chunky Cork Hearts that altered using white acrylic paint and green Staz-on ink, then arranged to look like a shamrock/four-leaf clover:



I hope you enjoyed my projects using both CE and SMS products! It was soooo much fun to create with these awesome goodies! Sorry my post is so incredibly photo heavy. I just couldn’t do the intricate, CE designs justice with my pics. They are incredible in real life and I cannot ever get enough of them! They offer a HUGE variety and suit every scrappy style! There’s truly something for everyone and every occasion in her ENORMOUS selection! 😀


REMINDER: Please leave a comment at each stop along the hop for YOUR chance to WIN a $25.00 gift card to SpiegelMom Scraps OR a $30 gift certificate to Creative Embellishments!


In case you get lost along the way, here is the complete list of stops along the hop:

SMS Blog

Creative Embellishments blog-

Jody’s Blog:

Laura Whitaker blog (March Guest Designer)

Nicolle Kramer’s blog:

Lisa Kingston

Doris Widder’s blog:  <———YOU ARE HERE

Christy Harriman…  <——YOUR NEXT STOP

Maggi’s blog:

Sarah McClellan

Sarah’s Blog:

Hannah Lemieux

Heather’s Blog:

Khristina Sorge

Marci’s Blog:

Evi Cortes

Bev’s Blog:

Sara Scraps

France’s blog:

Rachel Stewart –

Nanné’s blog:

Laura Rumble –

Laetitia’s blog :

Felicia Young –

Lisa’s blog:

Beth Soler –

Nadine Carlier’s Blog:

Crafty Meggy –

Shona Keehn blog:


25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. meganblethen
    Mar 01, 2017 @ 00:37:20

    WOW!!! These projects are just amazing!! The box lid is gorgeous! I love the products you used and how you altered them on the lid. And the tags are so pretty!

  2. beeceecode
    Mar 01, 2017 @ 08:23:20

    amazing projects each one of them.. amazing products from both supplier.. awesome

  3. mjmarmo
    Mar 01, 2017 @ 09:00:07

    Such gorgeous colors and details!

  4. Celia Morse
    Mar 01, 2017 @ 10:07:46

    Love that box lid! What an awesome idea! And those tags are gorgeous!

  5. Iris Rod
    Mar 01, 2017 @ 13:25:29

    Nice projects.

  6. Lady_Libellule
    Mar 01, 2017 @ 14:02:07

    The perfect chipboard for this creation. Amazing!

  7. Lynn Darda
    Mar 01, 2017 @ 19:22:12

    You really know how to highlight texture. Lovely tags!

  8. lisammoen
    Mar 01, 2017 @ 20:09:39

    Your project is so cool Doris! And your tags so pretty!

  9. Carrie Williams
    Mar 01, 2017 @ 21:33:30

    What great projects!! So creative!!

    Mar 01, 2017 @ 22:16:51

    Gotta love a fairytale theme… lovely 🙂 And the Moroccan Lattice panel pieces on your tags are fabulous, one of my favourite CE products too 🙂

  11. Laura Whitaker
    Mar 02, 2017 @ 00:19:45

    What are the incredible art piece!

  12. Jeannie Brown
    Mar 02, 2017 @ 02:21:40

    Really fun fantasy layout. My favorite part is the dragons. Love how you made them so beautiful!!

  13. Heather
    Mar 02, 2017 @ 04:21:53

    wow. love the tags, and that canvas is so creative! great projects.

  14. kgbair2
    Mar 02, 2017 @ 09:42:31

    These projects are great. I’m a sucker for a great tag!

  15. Colleen Dickinson
    Mar 02, 2017 @ 11:29:37

    These are amazing projects, love the box top and your tags are amazing I’m a tag freak so they really inspired me. Thanks for adding them in

  16. Krystle Thomas
    Mar 02, 2017 @ 11:54:33

    I love how you used multiple colors on the dragon chippie.

  17. SpiegelMom Scraps!
    Mar 02, 2017 @ 21:27:37

    So unique & absolutely stunning! All your details are perfectly placed & everything is amazing. Thank you so much for using SMS products so beautifully 💖

  18. karla1229
    Mar 03, 2017 @ 05:23:16

    Love, love, love your projects! The colours are awesome and the theme is fantastic! Those tags are gorgeous ❤

  19. Christy
    Mar 03, 2017 @ 06:10:01

    Both projects are so awesome!! I wish I had half your talent in making art like that!

  20. arutella
    Mar 03, 2017 @ 15:27:27

    This is absolutely amazing! Beautiful work! I love fantasy and fairy tales and didn’t know these products existed! I just put them all on my wishlist LOL! I’m sure your daughter loves her box!!

  21. nkramer74
    Mar 04, 2017 @ 00:33:34

    Wow, wow, love!! Amazing drawn details on the knight and awesome shading on the dragon. The tags have amazing and fun layers. xoxox

  22. Chris
    Mar 04, 2017 @ 13:54:34

    Your distressing techniques are amazing.

  23. Marci
    Mar 04, 2017 @ 15:25:10

    Wonderful work on all of the projects!
    Marci CE DT

  24. Nadine Carlier
    Mar 04, 2017 @ 18:37:19

    Such a cool dragon box my daughter would love that and I love those tags!

  25. Nadine Carlier
    Mar 04, 2017 @ 18:39:09

    Wow, such a cool dragon box, my daughter would love that and I love the tags too!

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