Happy Thanksgiving Day – layout for Creative Embellishments

Wow! I cannot believe how fast this year is flying by! Seems like the school year just started for my kids and now it’s already the end of November! For those of you in the US, Happy Thanksgiving! πŸ˜€ I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog today with a layout to share using their FABULOUS laser cut chipboard title piece, along with their wood and chipboard feathers. I was also inspired by sketch challenge #19 at Scrap Friends. Here’s what I came up with:

Happy Thanksgiving Day

Here’s the awesome sketch I worked with:

scrap friends Nov sketch

 

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Happy Thanksgiving Day chipboard title piece
CE Chipboard feathers
CE Feather wood cuts
Webster’s Pages Family Traditions papers, clips, folder
Elle’s Studio tags

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Thankful Fall is Here – layout for SWAT drill #20

***GIVEAWAY op at the end of this post***

It’s the 3rd Saturday of the month, so there’s a new challenge up at SWAT. Drill #20 is a sketch with the added challenge of incorporating feathers on your project. For my take on the sketch, I decided to go with a photo of my son, Matthew, when he was 4 (he’s 7 now). He had made a cute costume in preschool out of a paper bag and looked darling showing off his little Indian costume, so I snapped a couple of quick pics. πŸ˜€

I ended up rotating the sketch because I also wanted to incorporate the chipboard tree and wood 3×4 card by Creative Embellishments on this page. The leaves and feathers are also by CE…aren’t they great?!! Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough time to alter many of them in order to get my page uploaded in time for the deadline. I KNEW I really really wanted to use CE products on my page and they arrived just in the nick of time. πŸ˜€ Here’s what I came up with for the challenge:

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Here’s the sketch for Drill #20 (don’t forget to add feathers to your entry too!)…

drill 20 + feathers

Materials:

Creative Embellishments feather wood cuts
CE chipboard leafy tree
CE 3″ x 4″ Thankful wood card
CE mini leaves wood cuts
Webster’s Pages Family Traditions cards, paper, leaf resin and charm
WP whimsey bird and heart
Unity Stamp co stamps
Design Memory Crafts gelatos
EK Success border punch

***GIVEAWAY***

{photo to be added later in the day}

For your chance to WIN this HUGE prize pack, simply enter 1 challenge from any site I design for by 11:59 pm EST November 30, 2013 and post the link to your project in the comments on this post. πŸ˜€ Each challenge you enter will give you 1 entry for the prize. All 3 sites allow you to combine challenges, however, you CANNOT combine 2 sketches. Here are the challenges you can select from to enter this giveaway:

The Creative Embellishments November Inspiration Challenge (you must also include some sort of journaling about what you’re thankful for)…entries for the challenge itself are due by 11:59 pm EST on Nov 30, 2013: CE November challenge

Sketchabilities sketch #103…entries for the challenge itself are due by 11:59 pm EST November 28, 2013: Sketch #103

SWAT Drill #19 Gobble ‘Til You Wobble (must incorporate a recipe or photo of food)…entries for the challenge itself are due by 11:59 pm November 28, 2013: SWAT Drill #19

SWAT Drill #20 Sketch + feathers…entries for the challenge itself are due by 11:59 pm November 28, 2013: SWAT Drill #20.

***BONUS…IF you combine the CE Challenge with the Sketchabilities sketch and SWAT Drill #19 (Gobble ‘Til You Wobble), YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY WIN A SMALL RAK from me PLUS you will have 3 entries for the main prize (one for each challenge you entered)***

You Light Up My World – layout for Creative Embellishments

Wow! I cannot believe it’s November already! October just flew by and the kids had a blast trick-or-treating. πŸ˜€ Anyway, a new month means a new challenge at Creative Embellishments and this month, Nicolle has selected a gorgeous inspiration photo with a theme of gratitude or thankfulness. Use the image any way it inspires you, just be sure to include a sentiment, journaling, title etc that reflects this month’s theme in honor of Thanksgiving. The challenge is open to everyone, everywhere and you can choose to create a card, tag, layout, canvas, mini-album, altered piece…anything your heart desires. πŸ˜€

For my take on the challenge, I created a layout of my kids in their costumes from last year. They were getting ready to go trick-or-treating in their grandmother’s neighborhood and got tired of posing for pics. Christian was getting distracted and kept watching other people, cars going, by…anything BUT the camera. lol Alex decided to take a breather by resting his weary arms on M&M’s heads. Nice huh? Anyway, I liked how these pics showed their camaraderie and silliness so I chose these pics to show what I’m thankful for. I adore how much they love one another and they, along with Larry, truly are the light in my life.

I combined my dt challenge with the current sketch and title prompt (lyrics from What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction) at Scrap and Music. Here’s what I came up with:

You Light up my World

Here’s a close up of the cluster at the top of my page. I altered the leaves using acrylic paint and used chalk ink to bring out the intricate design on the heart piece:

You Light Up My World detail 1

This close up shows the other 2 clusters towards the bottom of my page:

You Light Up My World detail 2

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Hearts Wood Cuts
CE Autumn Leaves Wood Cuts
CE chipboard Pumpkin Border
Webster’s Pages Family Traditions papers
Elle’s Studio cut out
Pink Paislee cushies alphas
Prima mask and chalk ink
Modeling paste
acrylic paint

The CE November challenge inspiration photo:

nov ce challenge

Scrap and Music sketch (use along w/lyrics from What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction for your title):

Sketch #13_Janice

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