Creative Embellishments and Scrap Around the World

It’s been ages since I last crafted, so it was great to take some time out to create a layout using some of my favorite Creative Embellishments chippies, veneers and an adorable flair button. 😀 CE is sponsoring Scrap Around the World this month and their incredibly talented dt members were given the opportunity to guest design for SATW as well! Check out this post CLICK HERE on the CE blog to see teams amazing examples for the SATW challenge! Here’s the gorgeous mood board SATW has to inspire us this month:

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I was inspired by the natural, earthy colors, flowers, waves in the lady’s hair, the wood. Here’s what I came up with:

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Remember, SATW offers many prizes to their challenge participants! CE is offering up a $30 gift certificate to their store which will be awarded to the 3rd place winner for their February Challenge, so be sure to read all the challenge details and rules for entry and upload your project inspired by their mood board by the end of the month!

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Check out the challenge details here: FEB CHALLENGE

The CE guest dt post on the SATW blog: GDT POST

CE products used on my project (click the images to be taken to the store listings) 😀

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#, 5, hugs and kisses – layout for Creative Embellishments

Hi everyone! I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog with a layout to share. 😀 This pic was taken almost 2 years ago and captures a little ritual that would happen several times a day, every day. Over and over again, Christian would say…Pound? Five? Hug? Kiss?…then all over again. 😀 Here he is slouched on the couch just like Daddy. 😀

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Top cluster:

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Bottom left cluster:

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Materials:

Creative Embellishments Rock On flair
CE Hugs and Kisses title piece
CE Steampunk Corner set
CE Wood Veneer Hashtags
CE Wood Veneer Numbers
CE Wood Veneer Arrows
13 arts papers
Distress ink
Jacquard Lumiere paint

TFL!

Cards with pencil toppers – project for Creative Embellishments

Hi everyone, I’m up on the Creative Embellishments Blog this week with a couple of simple cards for children. Two of my kiddos are in cyber school and I’m always looking for different ways to reward and encourage them for a job well done and sometimes, just to reward their efforts. So quite a while back, I special requested these title pieces in order to use them for my own children and Nicolle was happy to oblige. She totally rocks! 😀 Did you know that if there’s something you have in mind, but do not find it in the store, a quick email to Nicolle could result in having it created for you? Yeah…she’s awesome that way. ;-D

Anyway, I’d originally intended them for tags they could display by their computers like ribbons, but at the last minute, I decided to make these interactive cards, with a reward attached. I’m all about simple these days since I’ve taken on a little more than I can chew for the moment, but I’ll adjust. lol So these cards, could be created with more layers, details, and elements, but I went with simplicity. Here they are assembled:

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This is with the toppers removed from the cards. As you can see, I just punched two holes to string the ribbon, or in my case tulle, through.

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Here’s how the topper looks attached to a pencil. Tip: If you find that it slides down your pencil, just wrap a small rubber band around the the end of the pencil as a stopper. 😀

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TFL!

It Takes a Real Man to be a Dad – Creative Embellishments May challenge

For the Creative Embellishments May Challenge, there’s an inspiration photo to combine with a sketch created by Nicolle. Like several others, I was inspired by the flowers in the inspo image, so I incorporated flowers on what at first appears to be quite a masculine page. I also loved the visual texture of the mountains, so I selected papers that mimicked them to me (the blue papers). From the sketch I carried over the circle elements from the background and incorporated the splatters, circular rope frame and matted my photo with a panel (the steampunk gear panel). I replaced the element on the lower right with elements from the baby, baby, baby wood veneer set. For this layout, I decided to leave my pieces bare to go with the earthy feel of the background. Here’s how my example turned out:

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Here’s a close up of the layering in the upper left:

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The layering on the bottom right of the photo:

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The adorable wood veneers:

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TFL!

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