Journey – Case File No. 160 CSI Color Stories Inspiration and Creative Embellishments

I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog today sharing how I cracked the CSI Color Stories Inspiration Case File No 160. CE is one of the CSI sponsors this month! 😀 After taking a really long break from crafting, it was really fun to get my hands dirty and get a little grungy with this one. Sketch challenges have always been a fave of mine and I’m always especially challenged by color challenges, so this was a great way for me to get my feet wet again. 😀 I went with this pic of Larry and Alex at the best 2 years ago. Yes…I am STILL scrapping those pics. lol Anyway, here’s what I came up with:

journey

Here’s the case info:

160 flat

A larger view of the sketch:

160 sketch

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Leafy Vine Frame
CE Journey Word Set
CE Graduation Set
CE Steampunk Pocket Watches
American Crafts white cardstock
Heartfelt Creations ppDistress Ink
Art Anthology Colorations (mist)
Smooch Spritz
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Mist
TCW mask
Prima mask
assorted doilies
twine
Gesso
Staples

Be sure to stop by and check out my post on the CE blog with close ups and more details on how I created my page HERE and check out the case file on the CSI site so YOU can play along for your chance to win one of the amazing sponsored prizes! 😀

Love & Happiness – dt layout for Sketchabilities sketch #99

***(HINT HINT)READ TO THE END***I’m so excited to share my first layout as part of the Sketchabilities team! I’m honored to be working with such talented crafters! Please be sure to stop by the Sketchabilities challenge blog to see all the fabulous examples they’ve created for sketch #99. 😀

For my page I just HAD to use Webster’s Pages. I think everyone has their favorite manu’s and their standbys. For me, WP is my go to manu. Whether I’m looking for their gorgeous classic papers, a soft pattern or a bold one, I’m sure to find just the right combination with their collections. I have to admit though, I’m totally guilty of HOARDING my WP. They’re so beautiful that sometimes it’s really hard to make myself USE them, cut into them, layer and not just admire them. lol Here’s what I came up with for sketch #99 using a combination of WP’s Palm Beach and Everyday Poetry:

The incredible sketch I got to work with:

Materials:

Webster’s Pages papers, sparklers, cameo, frame, journaling card, fabric ticket and flower
October Afternoon stickers and flower sack bits
Freckled Fawn polaroid frames
Prima wood pieces
Tim Holtz distress stains, paints and washi tape
jute
gesso
acrylic paint
Pitt big brush pen
doily
sizzix die cut flourish

HERE’S THE REALLY FUN PART!!! Just for stopping by the Sketchabilities blog, checking out the entire dt’s examples there and saying hi to me, I’m giving away one $10 gc to my new favorite laser cut chipboard and wood cuts company,

Creative Embellishments!

CE is a brand new company started by my bestie and her hubby and they offer high quality, stunning, intricate original designs at great prices! I also have the awesome privilege of designing for them. 😀

THAT’S NOT ALL!!! If you decide to play along w/the Sketchabilities sketch #99, let me know here on my blog and I will select 1 participant to receive a HUGE Webster’s Pages/October Afternoon mystery prize pack that I will put together personally. This prize pack will include papers, embellishments, trims and more! Guaranteed to have a retail value of OVER $50!!! 😀

All entries must be made by 11:59pm Saturday, September 28, 2013 to be part of the random drawing. I will select 1 winner for the $10 gc from all the comments left on the Sketchabilities Sketch #99 reveal post that mention “hi” or my name in any way. 😀 I will select 1 winner for the HUGE Webster’s Pages/October Afternoon mystery prize from all comments here on my blog that let me know they played along w/the Sketchabilities sketch challenge. Thank you!

Our Home on the Range – layout for SWAT drill #12

The S.W.A.T. drill #12 is a fun sketch by Lanette with an added twist. You can only use patterned paper, no solid cardstock or papers on your layout. The prize you’re playing for is a Webster’s Pages grab bag put together by Lanette and all entries are due by 11:59 pm EST on the 28th of this month.

For my take on the sketch, I chose Sasparilla papers and stickers by October Afternoon. They were perfect for my pics of Christian dressed up in Matthew’s Woody (from Toy Story) Halloween costume from last year. He’s wearing the fake boots and the cutie hat and sitting on top of their Lego table. To create a little scene, I fussy cut one of the pics and perched him on the fence chippy layered w/some Dusty Attic laser cut chipboard pieces. This is how it turned out:

This is the fabulous sketch Lanette came up with for the challenge:

Materials:

October Afternoon Sasparilla papers, chipboard stickers, cardstock stickers, alphas
Dusty Attic chipboard
burlap
Acrylic paint
Iridescent Medium
gesso

Adhesives:

Scotch ATG
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar liquid scrap dots

TFL! If you’d like to play along with this challenge or the other challenge this month, CLICK HERE.

New Wheels – layout for Sketchabilities #93 and June IARCC

For sketch #93, Sketchabilities has a fabulous sponsor, Want2Scrap. They are offering up 8 prize packs (bling) plus 1 $25 gc to a randomly drawn winner who likes and follows their blog (see the challenge post on Sketchabilities for details). Karan Gerber’s wonderful sketches are always inspiring and fun to work. 😀

This time, I decided to pair up sketch #93 with the current challenge at I Am Roses. For their June challenge, you just need to use at least 2 of their products, incorporate the colors brown and black and something metal onto a project that is either for Father’s Day or has a masculine theme. Here’s what I came up with:

The gorgeous sketch I worked:

Materials:

American Crafts white cardstock

American Crafts black cardstock
7 gypsies tissue paper (3 different designs)
white tissue paper
fibers from my stash
gesso
Webster’s Pages 6×6 papers (Spring Market, Yacht Club, Sunday Picnic)
Prima flowers
Dusty Attic chipboard alphas
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Moon Shadow inks
Inka Gold
black acrylic paint
I am Roses flowers
I am Roses leaves

Adhesives:

Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar decoupage glue
Helmar acid free glue
Helmar zapdots
Helmar liquid scrapdots
Scotch ATG

Thanks for looking! If you’d like to play along with the sketchabilities sketch for your chance to win one of 8 fabulous prizes from W2S, CLICK HERE!

If you’d like to play along with the I Am Roses challenge, CLICK HERE!

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