Count Your Blessings – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

It’s Thursday, so I’m up with a layout to share on the Creative Embellishments blog, created using several of my Fall favorites from the Creative Embellishments store. I can’t resist the many gorgeous frames they’ve added, so I even nested 2 of them on my page. lol

I snapped this pic of Matthew right after he’d had a haircut. I actually have a pic of him that was right before it where he’s sulking because he didn’t want me taking pictures, but when I asked him for just one good one, this is the cutie wide-mouthed grin I captured. lol

I was also inspired by the Purple Pumpkin November sketch:

Count Your Blessings

Here’s close up of the butterfly I altered using gelatos:

Count Your Blessings detail 1

I altered the other chipboard pieces with acrylic paint:

Count Your Blessings detail 2

Count Your Blessings detail 3

The Purple Pumpkin Nov Sketch I was inspired by:

Purple Pumpkin Nov sketch


Creative Embellishments Rope Frames
CE Twig frame with Fall leaves
CE Butterflies (set of 3)
CE Wheat Set 4
Webster’s Pages Wonderfall pp
WP trims
WP Wire floral
Acrylic paint
Design Memory Craft gelatos

TFL! LOTS of giveaways on my blog right now including one ending midnight tonight, so be sure to check them out!

$10 gc to the Creative Embellishments store: CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

Prize Pack giveaway: CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

HUGE prize pack giveaway (my apologizes, but I still have not uploaded the pics for this one): CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.


Sketches4All – Spring is in the Air Event

The Sketches4All Spring is in the Air event is still going full swing! If you haven’t stopped by already for the hop and exciting challenges, CLICK HERE for the hop post and be sure to stop by the site to check out the new challenges that have been posted daily! All entries to the challenges are due May 18, 2011. Hope to see you there!

The first challenge, which was posted by Fia last week, is a sketch. Here’s my take on the PageMaps sketch:


Pink Paislee Hocus Pocus Papers
PP Hocus Pocus diecut alphas and stickers
October Afternoon Mini Market Alphas
Handcut and drawn pumpkin
Honeydew twine from the Twinery
Folk Art white acrylic paint
Distress Inks
Tattered Angels chalkboard shimmer mist


Helmar Acid Free Glue
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac
Helmar Zapdots


Imaginisce I-top

Be sure to stop by the site to see the sketch I used for my layout! TFL!

{F}all Attitude

This is a layout I made based week 17’s sketch on The Paper Variety.

On the first day of school, Madison was so excited to finally be going to “big kid” school…until we got there. Then she was terrified. Christian was only 2 months old, and I had him, Matthew and these two with me in the car. I was trying to figure out what to do when Alex asked me if he could take her in and show her around. Phew! My hero! 🙂 He told her school is all about your attitude. If you act confident, tough and smile a lot, everyone assumes you are confident and fun to be around and they won’t mess with you…therefore, my title. For this lo, I used the Wonderfall diecut paper, and floral bouquet. The storyteller alphas are from beautiful. The brackets are from the Wonderfall diecut sticker sheet.

If you’d like to take a look at the sketch that inspired me or enter the challenge, CLICK HERE.