Merry Christmas – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog with a layout to share. This week, I decided to go with a Christmas layout of my daughter, Madison. These photos were taken on Christmas two years ago and she was excited to receive so many dolls. Even her brothers got her dolls that year since she’d dropped us all so many hints about what she’d wanted. lol To create my page, I cut apart several of the Creative Embellishments chippies and altered them with gesso, acrylic paint, Distress paint and stains. I was also inspired by the inspiration photo at Scrap Around the World and the Monday Mojo sketch at Flying Unicorn. Here’s what I came up with:

Merry Christmas

Inspiration image from Scrap Around the World (I was inspired by the colors, the elegant frames, the frame shapes and the touches of gold):



Creative Embellishments Holly Set
CE Xmas Bulb, frame and holly set
CE Christmas Bulbs
CE Flourish Present
CE Flourish page and photo corners
CE Moroccan Lattice panel
CE Merry Christmas title piece
CE Together frame set
Webster’s Pages Sweet Season paper, post card, florettes, princess petals
doilies from my stash
Distress paint and stains
Acrylic ink



Last 2 dt projects for Paper Secrets January Challenges

Joyce is hosting the Paper Secrets Card Sketch Challenge this month and has provided a wonderful sketch for us! For my example, I used some Webster’s Pages Winter Fairy Tales scraps from a layout I made a couple of months ago and a bit of 6×6 pp from the same line. A touch of distress ink helps give the layers some definition and Helmar foam Zap Dots give the central image some lift. I fussy cut the butterflies and adhered them using Helmar’s Acid Free Glue and the sheer WP trim is attached with 450 Quick Dry. I topped off my bow with a WP chipboard button with twine tied to it (Jillibean Soup…left over from my Tres Chic Unique kit). Here’s what I came up with:

Visit the forum’s challenge thread HERE to see Joyce’s awesome sketch and play along!

This month, Kimmy is hosting the Scraplift Challenge and selected Michelle Hernandez as our featured artist to lift (with her permission). You can browse Michelle’s Flickr Gallery and select any piece of hers that inspires you. 😀

For my example, I actually used a Creative Scrappers sketch and paired it with one of her layouts as inspiration. I then switched the journaling placement and banner location from hers to match the sketch better. Though it was already on my blog a few posts ago, this is the layout I created for this challenge:

To see which of Michelle’s layouts I was inspired by or to play along, check out Kimmy’s scraplift challenge on Paper Secrets! TFL!

Merry & Bright – Creative Scrappers Sketch #187

For my take on the Creative Scrappers Sketch #187, I went with the Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas and some photos of Christian from last year when he was dressed as Mickey Santa. 😀 Everything used on my page is included in the collection kit and the adhesives I used were Helmar’s Quick Fix Adhesive Runner and Premium Craft Glue. Here’s what I came up with:

This is the fab sketch #187 I worked with:


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