Love Everything About You – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

A new month means a new challenge on the Creative Embellishments blog! You do not have to use CE products in order to play along and international entries are welcome. Base your project on the given inspiration image plus incorporate one of the words from the image on your project, then upload it to the CE blog for your chance to win a $20 gc to the store! 😀

This month’s image:

ce feb inspiration pic

For my example, I started out with solid white cardstock. Since the wispy white lines that are evenly spaced in the inspiration image reminded me of sheet music, I used the CE grunge music note sheet background stamp with matte multi-medium to create a resist. I did not have a text stencil, so I used the closest thing I had, which is a ledger stencil with blended fibers. That also works as a resist. I then went over the whole page with various amounts of black soot distress stain to create a dark background like that of the image. From there, I was inspired by the flourishes, colors and layering. The words I used from the image are Dream, Love and Everything. To help me create the page, I also used the Monday Mojo sketch from Flying Unicorn as inspiration for my page design. Here’s what I came up with:

Love Everything About You

Close up of the cluster with part of the title:


Close up of the cluster at the top left of the photo:



Creative Embellishments Grunge Music Note Sheet bg stamp
CE Doily Frame
CE Hearts Wood Veneer
CE Flourish set 3
CE Showered With Love border
CE Love Set
CE Time Flies frame set
American Craft white cardstock
TCW stencils
Studio Matte Multi-medium
Liquitex blended fibers
Distress stain and inks
Shimmerz Texturez
Art Anthology Velvet and Sorbet
Acrylic paint
Tim Holtz papers, ticket, tag, stickers
Prima flowers

The gorgeous Flying Unicorn sketch I worked with:




The Time of Your Life – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

It’s Thursday, so I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog! 😀 This week, for my project I used the Film Strip Picture Frames and the Movie Reel from the “Movie Night” collection. I was also inspired by several challenges, so I combined them to create my project.

For the Flying Unicorn Make a Mess and Clean it Up challenge, you create a super messy mixed media background, then use it as the base of your page. For the Scrap the Boys challenge, you create a page that involves and Outdoor Activity. Then for the Scrap & Music challenge, you use the sketch provided and lyrics from the song Time of Your Life by Green Day for your title. Here’s what I came up with for this combination of challenges:


Creative Embellishments Film Strip Picture Frames
Creative Embellishments Movie Reel chipboard piece
Lily Bee papers
Kaisercraft, TCW and Prima masks
Unity Stamps
Stazon Ink
Acrylic paint
Signo white pen
Pitt artist pens
Lily Bee alpha stickers
Scenic Route Alphas
Thickers alphas
TH dies
TH and Prima gears
TH tickets
Prima clip
Prima Junkyard findings


New Wheels – layout for Sketchabilities #93 and June IARCC

For sketch #93, Sketchabilities has a fabulous sponsor, Want2Scrap. They are offering up 8 prize packs (bling) plus 1 $25 gc to a randomly drawn winner who likes and follows their blog (see the challenge post on Sketchabilities for details). Karan Gerber’s wonderful sketches are always inspiring and fun to work. 😀

This time, I decided to pair up sketch #93 with the current challenge at I Am Roses. For their June challenge, you just need to use at least 2 of their products, incorporate the colors brown and black and something metal onto a project that is either for Father’s Day or has a masculine theme. Here’s what I came up with:

The gorgeous sketch I worked:


American Crafts white cardstock

American Crafts black cardstock
7 gypsies tissue paper (3 different designs)
white tissue paper
fibers from my stash
Webster’s Pages 6×6 papers (Spring Market, Yacht Club, Sunday Picnic)
Prima flowers
Dusty Attic chipboard alphas
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Moon Shadow inks
Inka Gold
black acrylic paint
I am Roses flowers
I am Roses leaves


Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar decoupage glue
Helmar acid free glue
Helmar zapdots
Helmar liquid scrapdots
Scotch ATG

Thanks for looking! If you’d like to play along with the sketchabilities sketch for your chance to win one of 8 fabulous prizes from W2S, CLICK HERE!

If you’d like to play along with the I Am Roses challenge, CLICK HERE!

Discover – Layout for The Paper Variety and CS #198

This is one of my favorite photos of Christian from the photos we took last fall at the playground. He wandered all over the playground with his father in tow. 😀 Little cutie was so tiny he could even walk with room to spare beneath all the equipment! I combined the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge at The Paper Variety with an awesome sketch from Creative Scrappers to create this layout. The quote on the diecut sticker that reads, “Not all those who wander are lost” by Tolkien is one of my faves, so I just had to use it for this page.

From the TPV’s challenge, I selected the bottom row and created a layout, incorporated faux stitching and diecut stickers.

Here’s what I came up with using the gorgeous CS sketch #198:


American Crafts black cardstock
Reminisce Expedition Destination papers
Reminisce E.D. diecut stickers
Canvas Corp burlap
Prima vine
Prima Printery tile
Prima Printery Avon Rose flowers
Prima Printery Coventry Rose flower
Distress Walnut Stain ink pad
Distress Antique Photo stain


Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots

The wonderful sketch from Creative Scrappers:

To play along with the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge at The Paper Variety (due March 13th Midnight EST), CLICK HERE.

To enter your own take on sketch #198 at Creative Scrappers, CLICK HERE.

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