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!

back to school detail 3


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












Bo Bunny Card – Challenge Entry

Bo Bunny has a card challenge up that I decided to combine with a challenge on Sketches4All. The sketches were nearly identical, but the twist for the S4all challenge was that it needed to have a black base and include a flower. Though the sketch was for a vertical card, I made mine horizonally. Here’s what I came up with:


American Crafts cardstock base
Bo Bunny Gabrielle papers
BB Gabrielle brads
Making Memories ribbon


Helmar 450 Quick Dry Liquid
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac

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2QT layout for Sketches in Thyme’s challenge and My Mind’s Eye Stella and Rose Review

During CHA week, I was fortune enough to be one of the lucky winners of the new Stella and Rose line by My Mind’s Eye on their blog! You can see the post on their blog with the announcement here. I was soooo excited when I found out that I had won the entire Hattie and Gertie papers and accessories. This was especially thrilling for me since Hattie is PERFECT for boy layouts. If you don’t already know, I have 4 boys and 1 girl, but 95% of my scrapping supplies are geared towards girls!

Well, what I received instead were Hazel and Mabel which would have been perfectly fine since I love those color schemes too. However, I was concerned that the mix-up could potentially cause a problem, so I contacted Amber to let her know. I asked her if she needed me to send the package back to her, to the actual recipient or if I should keep these instead of the sets I’d won? What now? She emailed me back IMMEDIATELY and told me to expect Hattie and Gertie in the mail shortly…and here’s the incredible part…She then said that I could keep the ones I’d been sent by mistake! Can you believe it?!! By now I was giddy with excitement. 😀

When my package arrived, I was surprised that the box was larger than the first shipment had been…she sent me the ENTIRE Stella and Rose line including the 6×6 paper pads!!!! {Here’s where I do the happy dance}

Now, I might seem biased here when I assert my opinions about MME’s new line for this review, but I can honestly say that I ABSOLUTELY AM! Not because I received some free goodies, but because I adore My Mind’s Eye products. MME is the reason I got hooked on papercrafting. You can read why on here.

In case you aren’t already familiar with My Mind’s Eye they make fabulously patterned scrapbooking papers that are a wonderfully heavyweight cardstock in gorgeous color schemes with coordinating embellishments like brads, diecuts, stickers, tags, frames, buttons, charms/trinkets, stamps and transparencies. I’ve always been impressed with the quality of their products and how well thought-out their lines tend to be. Many come in collection kits which make scrapping so easy since everything is already coordinated for you in the kit.

Other lines (like “Lost and Found” and “Stella and Rose”) are broken down into separately named color ranges, each of which is further broken down into specific themes. Stella and Rose has 4 ranges called Hazel, Mabel, Hattie and Gertie. Each of these ranges then has 5 themes. So far, I’ve created 2 layouts using the Hazel range. The first layout can be found here, using the “special” papers, frame and tag. Here’s the layout I created using the “memories” papers and title for the Sketches in Thyme Open challenge #4. You can enter any layout you have created that is based on a sketch (up to 3 entries):



My Mind’s Eye Stella Rose Hazel “memories” diecut
MME Hazel “memories” 12×12 paper
Bazzill cardstock
MME Hazel “memories” title
MME Hazel “special” title
MME Hazel “fancy” sticker
MME Hazel “lovely” brad
MME Confetti “party” ribbon
Ranger Distress inks


Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Scrapdots

Based on the following sketch posted on Sketches4all by Fia for a challenge:

If you have a project or layout you created based on a sketch and would like to enter it into the open challenge on Sketches in Thyme, CLICK HERE.