Valentine’s Treat Bag – Creative Embellishments

Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us and this year, I figured I would hand make some treat bags for the kiddos and make each of them unique. The one I’m sharing today was created for my daughter, Madison, using Prima papers, I am Roses flowers, and of course my favorite Creative Embellishments laser cut chipboard pieces and veneers! 😀 To create the base, I took a 12 x 12 sheet of card stock and scored the left and right 2.5″ in from the sides. I then rotated the paper 90 degrees and scored it at 5″ and 7″. I then folded it to create the center pocket and glued them in place. From there, it’s the fun part…embellishing! 😀 Since the paper I selected was kind of vintage looking, with muted colors, I decided to leave the chippies and wood pieces bare to lend it an earthy appeal. I hope you (and my daughter) like how it turned out!

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This pics shows the side a bit:

valentines bag side

Close up of the cluster with the wood veneer pieces:

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Close to show the dimension:

valentine bag close up 2

The awesome CE products I got to use (click the pic to be taken to their listings in the store)…

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So Sweet – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

It’s Thursday, so I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog today with a page I created using two of their fabulous flourishes, smart phone frame, hash tag title piece and one of the gorgeous bird cages. I stained and painted the flourishes, but for the birdcage, I also added some details to the birds using Pitt artist pens.

With permission from the site owner, I also combined my dt work for CE with the September challenge at the 123 Challenge Blog. Here’s what I came up with:

A close up of the birdcage:

Materials:

Creative Embellishments birdcage
CE Smart Phone
CE Flourish set 1
CE flourish set 9
CE Social Hash Tag title piece
Webster’s Pages Western Romance papers, bird resin, fabric ticket, journaling card, princess petal, pins and alpha stickers
7 gypsies hanger
ZVA flowers and other flowers from my stash
Tim Holtz stencils
Pan pastels
TCW stencils
Distress paints and stains
Pitt artist pens
Distress ink
acrylic ink
Helmar acrylic sealer
Fiskar and Martha Stewart punches

This is the 123 inspiration image for their September challenge. To play along, create a page using pink, the word “sweet” and florals. 😀

TFL!

Daddy’s Girl – Pagemaps sketch challenge entry

Now that I’m getting back to scrapping, I really really need to use up my older stash. There are several collections in my stash that were already a few years old when I started scrapping, so my current goal is to use my oldest product whenever I can. 😀 For my take on the Pagemaps sketch that was posted on May 22nd, I decided to go with Delightful and Clothesline by Little Yellow Bicycle. They had the perfect shades of pink, purple and blue to go with the photos of my daughter w/her father that I wanted to scrap. I chose the bolder purple and pink to go with her backpack and a light blue that matches her shirt. I then added some old and newer embellies to update the overall look of my page.

Out of all the years our older boys went to school, then our younger two, this was the only year that Larry happened to have off from work and could come with me to drop the kids off for their first day of school. Madison was particularly excited by that as you can see by the expression on her face. She truly is her daddy’s little girl. 😀

Here’s what I came up with for the challenge:

This is the sketch I used:

Materials:

Little Yellow Bicycle papers
Pink Paislee Artisan Elements
Freckled Fawn wood hearts and heart clip
Prima Junkyard Findings zipper pull and camera shaped clip
Dusty Attic chipboard title piece
Queen & Co. bling
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze
white acrylic paint

Adhesives:

Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Scotch ATG
Helmar Acid Free glue

Tools:

Martha Stewart Around the Page punch

Thanks for looking! If you’d like to check out the challenge details, the fabulous WP prize or view the other entries, CLICK HERE.

U Make Life Sweet – Layout for LYB January sketch challenge

Little Yellow Bicycle posted a sketch challenge on their blog back in January and I finally got a chance to work on it. 😀 You’re required to use at least 75% LYB product from any collection or collections and post a link to it on their fb photo album labeled “January/February Sketch Challenge” or email it to them. I used Cupcake Love from last year for my take on the sketch. Here’s what I came up with:

Materials:

LYB Cupcake Love pp
LYB Cupcake Love canvas border strip
LYB Cupcake Love Canvas tag
LYB Cupcake Love stickers
LYB Cupcake Love layered felt ribbon sticker
LYB Cupcake Love layered flower button dots
LYB Cupcake Love chipboard shape
LYB Cupcake Love epoxy chipboard button

Want 2 Scrap flourish
American Craft solid cardstock

Adhesives:

Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Zap Dots
Helmar Premium Craft Glue

Tool:

Martha Stewart around the page punch

The fab sketch by Liz Qualman:

TFL!

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