School Days

This month, Creative Embellishments is one of the sponsors for the challenges on the CSI Color, Stories, Inspiration site, so our team got to play along with their challenges! 😀 We always have a blast working their case files. Their format is fun and unique. They offer an inspiration image, evidence (select at least 3 items from the list to include on your layout), and testimony (select at least 1 from the list to inspire the journaling for your page). I played along with Case #211 which is a major case file, so there’s a sketch to use and has an longer open period, so entries are due by end of the month.

I was inspired by the books and reading theme of the inspo image, so I created a page about my youngest son who is obsessed with reading. 😀 He started early and was reading well before the start of Kindergarten. I replaced part of the patterned paper from the sketch with pictures of his word wall words as they changed the first few months he was reading. We have a cork board in the living room where I posted his new words and he’d get a star sticker on the corner of the word as he mastered them. By the 3rd rotation, we stopped since he’d already progressed beyond its usefulness, and could read the words before they ever made it to the board. lol Here’s how I cracked the case:

From the evidence column – I added text stamping to the background, a pair of eyeglasses from the wood veneer set, I stacked some embellishments in a cluster, and used both wood and chipboard CE pieces. From the testimony column – I used the word “want” in the journaling:

 

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Close up of the CE Star Doodle frame, Geek Chic Glasses, and stars I used:

 

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Close up of the Scribble Heart, Book Bag, and Globe:

 

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The mood board for CSI 211:

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The AWESOME CE pieces I used for this page (pics are linked to the item’s listing in the CE store)…

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My Buckaroo – CSI 198 and Creative Embellishments

Creative Embellishments is one of the sponsors for this month’s CSI, Color, Stories, Inspiration challenges, so several of us have been guest designing for some of their case files. 😀 They offer fun, inspiring challenges, with lots of prize ops, including the $30 gift voucher to the CE store that’s up for grabs! 😀 I had a blast solving case #198. The colors really work for me since blue is my favorite color and hey!…it’s also fave among my boys and my hubby! We all wear a lot of blue. lol Here’s how my page turned out:

buckaroo scaled

Close ups of some of the CE pieces I used:

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buckaroo close up 2

 

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The Case File image:

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For my evidence, I used stripes, trees, leaves, mesh, weather-related elements. I then combined hanging something, animals, and string by attaching 3 wood fish pieces with string and hanging it from the corner of the cardboard with a brad (though I did cut up and adhere the fish to my layout with foam dots so they wouldn’t tear off or get snagged on something else. 😀

I hope you enjoyed my project and are inspired to play along with the CSI challenges this month! We can’t wait to see what you create! 😀

CE products on my project:

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Beach Memories – dt layout for Sketchabilities

For my example of sketch #100 at sketchabilities, I used the 4 Nautical themed wood cuts by Creative Embellishments and their laser cut Life Preserver chipboard piece. CE is also sponsoring this challenge and offering a $20 gc prize to one lucky winner! 😀 Here’s what I came up with:

beach memories

The compass, star and life preserver are actually navy blue, but look black in the pic. I was also inspired by the challenge at 7 Dots Studio to incorporate “memories” into the page and the challenge at scrapki-wyzwaniowo to use the colors green, yellow and blue.

Materials:

Creative Embellishments anchor, boat wheel, compass and star wood cuts
CE Life Preserver chipboard
CE flourish
7 Dots Studio 9th Wave and Wonderland paper
Drywall tape
gesso
Modeling paste
TH timpiece
TH corked vial
Jute
acrylic paint
Liquitex acrylic ink
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Inks
LSG Starburst Spray
Cardboard and tissue paper from my stash

The fabulous sketch I worked with:

sketch 100

Sketch #100’s sponsor info:

GIFTCARD-20

Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company that was created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. We are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard and wood products. It is our mission to offer fun and inspiring products to bring out your inner creativity that you can add to any project. In the near future we will be expanding into other mediums such as rubber/acrylic stamps and acrylic embellishments.

Please stop over to the Creative Embellishments store and have a look around. 😀

Store – http://creativeembellishments.com/
Blog – http://creativeembellishments.com/blog
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Back to School – dt Layout for Creative Embellishments

It’s Thursday again, so I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog with a page I created based on the September My Mind’s Eye sketch and some fabulous Creative Embellishments Wood Cuts! Though I’ve created several pages using the awesome CE chippies, this was the first time I got to play with some of the wood pieces…and I AM IN LOVE! They are so adorable, detailed, resilient and oh-so-fun to alter!

Now that September is coming to a close and I am finally getting around to scrapping photos of my son, Alex’s, first day of school…from last year. lol But, thanks to all that procrastinating, I got to use these fun pieces on my page. 😀 Here’s what I created:

Back to School

This close up shows the details on that cutie worm in the apple:

Back to School detail 1

Check out how intricate, yet sturdy this bus piece is:

back to school detail 2

I was sooo pleased to see how clear the etching is in the pencil and ruler. AMAZING!

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Materials:

Creative Embellishments School Set of wood cuts
MME papers, enamel dots and brad
Unity Stamps
Stazon Ink
Pitt Big Brush Markers and pens
Signo pen

The fabulous MME sketch I worked with:

Sept MME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TFL!

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