Simplify – Art Journal page for SWAT Drill #23

SWAT drill #23 is now live! For this challenge, you’ll be creating a project that reflects your word of the year for 2014. I went with an art journal page for my word of the year, Simplify. Here’s what I came up with:

AJ Simplify


Creative Embellishments Braided Frames
CE Funky Alphas
CE Arrows Wood Cuts
Lily Bee alpha stickers
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Flat Fabios, Starbursts and Moon Shadow mists
Pitt Artist markers
Acrylic paint
Black gesso



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

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You Are My Sunshine – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

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Hi, everyone! Another Thursday means I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog with another project to share. 😀  This week, I created a layout using TONS of GORGEOUS Creative Embellishments laser cut chipboard pieces. If you didn’t already know, I LOVE their fabulous, high quality products and intricate, fun designs. To create this entire layout, I only used 1 sheet of pp and 2 doilies. Other than the stamping, everything else you see is made by Creative Embellishments! 😀

The pic I selected for my page is of my youngest son when he was a few months old. Any time I would leave the room, he was search for me even to the point of arching his back and doing back bends to look into the next room! It’s hard to tell in the photo, but that’s what he’s doing. A back bend just to see me. 😀 I was also inspired by the Monday mojo sketch over at the Flying Unicorn forum. Here’s what I came up with:

You Are My Sunshine lo

Close up of the cluster to the right of the photo:

You Are My Sunshine detail 1

Close up of the title piece (sorry it’s hard to read due to shadows):

You Are My Sunshine detail 2

A close up of the bird cage piece:

You Are My Sunshine detail 3


Creative Embellishments Time Flies Frame Set
CE Oval from the Mini Ornate Frames
CE Flourish Set 3
CE Bird cage 4 piece set
CE View Master Set of 5
CE Harlequin Lattice panel
CE Mini Ornate Title/Word Frame
CE You Are My Sunshine title piece
Webster’s Pages New Beginnings pp
2 doilies from my stash
3 Unity Stamp Co stamps
PITT Big Brush Markers
Acrylic paint
Distress paints, stain and ink

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