Summer Fun – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

I’ll be up on the Creative Embellishments blog each Thursday with a project to share using their fabulous laser cut chipboard and woodsies products. 😀 For my first Thurs. project I created a layout of my son, Alex, on the beach searching for the perfect conch shell. It was also inspired by the Scrap & Music challenge (sketch + U2’s I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For). Though the kids all brought home a ton of shells they’d found, he never did find a sizeable conch. In fact, I think the largest he found was the size of a dime! lol

I like keeping things simple, so to alter my chippies, I used a combination of gesso, black and copper acrylic paint, and white acrylic paint to highlight.

Here’s what I came up with:


CE nautical collection chippies
CE flourish set #2
CE social hash tag chippies
7 Dots Studio paper and alphaa stickers
acrylic paint
Tim Holtz word band, corked bottle, timepiece and spinner
TCW and TH masks
Liquitex acrylic ink
Prima junkyard finding
natural shells and sand

TFL! Close ups/details shots are available on the CE blog. Would love to see you there! Comments are always appreciated. 😀


Reflect – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

I FINALLY get to share my BIG NEWS!!! My incredibly talented bestie and her fabulous hubby have started their own laser cut chipboard company and I get to design for them!!! Creative Embellishments is having a GRAND OPENING SALE and GIVEAWAY, so be sure to check out the details on my next blog post. Links to the store and blog will be provided 😀

To start off, this is the super stuffed, simply AMAZING DT KIT they sent me to work with:

These chippies are wonderfully detailed, high quality and so much fun to alter! Aren’t they FANTASTIC?!!

Creative Embellishments will also be offering fun and inspiring monthly challenges and facebook giveaways, which gives you lots of opportunities WIN some of these gorgeous chippies to create with as well! 😀

Entering the September challenge is easy! Simply create a layout, canvas, mini album, card, tag or altered piece (really anything you want!) using a nautical theme, which is very trendy right now. You do NOT need to use CE products or any chipboard for that matter in order to enter this challenge and it’s open to everyone, everywhere! 😀 Entries must be received by 11:59 pm on the last day of the month in order to qualify for the $20 store gift card prize.

This is my example for the challenge with some close ups and my first creation for CE. I was also inspired by the gorgeous sketch by Alda Stevens for the Flying Unicorn Forum’s Monday Mojo Sketch Challenge:


CE Nautical Collection chippies
7 Dots Studio 9th Wave paper
Prima and TCW stencils
acrylic paint
Pitt big brush artist pens
Modeling paste
dry wall tape
clear plastic cabochons
Prima Junkyard findings snaps and light bulb
TH key
Distress Paints
Pink Paislee chushies alphas

TFL! Please visit the Creative Embellishments Blog to view Nicolle’s stunning example for the challenge too! 😀

Making Faces – dt layout for SWAT drill #13

SWAT’s drill #13, our first challenge for August, is all about trendy triangles! Use this trendy geometric shape anywhere on your page or project in any way you’d like, in as many ways as you’d like, then link it up on the SWAT sidebar for your chance to win a $20 gc to 3 Scrappy Boys!

For my example, I used a triangle stencil by Prima, handcut paper triangles (I started with squares, then cut them in half diagonally) and burlap cut into triangles for a banner. Here’s what I came up with:


7 Dot Studios papers
burlap from my stash
Krylon webbing
Liquitex white acrylic ink
flexible modeling paste
4 different washi tapes
October Afternoon mini market alpha stickers
Pink Paislee Cushies alphas
Prima flowers
Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen Big Brush markers
Prima stencils

TFL! If you’d like to check out the other DT projects or to play along with our August challenges, CLICK HERE!

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