Steampunk Debutante Mini Album – dt project for Creative Embellishments Oct challenge

The Creative Embellishments October challenge is to create a layout, card, tag, art journal page or altered project (really anything you want!) with a steampunk theme! You do NOT have use CE products in order to play along and this challenge is open to everyone, everywhere! This challenge also runs through the end of the month, so all entries are due by 11:59 pm EST (USA) on October 31, 2013. One randomly selected winner with receive a $20 gc to the CE Store! 😀

For my example, I used their gorgeous steampunk butterfly, a set of wings and one of the gear corner pieces that I cut pieces off of in order to decorate a steampunk mini album. Their fabulously detailed, laser-cut chipboard is so much fun to alter and work with! I’m not going to post pics of the whole album, just the cover and 2 spreads that use CE chippies so you can see. Here’s what I came up with:

This is with the cover closed:

Steampunk cover

With the flap open:

Steampunk open

First inside spread:

Steampunk 1st spread

The left page:

Steampunk 1st left

The right page featuring the CE Steampunk butterfly:

Steampunk 1st right

A close up of the altered butterfly:

Steampunk detail

A 2nd spread in the album that uses CE chippies:

Steampunk 2nd spread

The left page:

Steampunk 2nd left

The right page using the CE chipboard wings and gears (cut from a Steampunk corner piece):

Steampunk 2nd right

TFL! To enter the Creative Embellishments October Steampunk Challenge, CLICK HERE!


Every Day Card – Entry for Cardabilities #83

Now that Alex is back in school and it’s his first year of Junior High, I wanted to make him a little card to let him know we’re thinking of him and to wish him a great day…every day. 🙂 Those are my last words to him as he get on the bus each day…”I love you! Have a great day at school!”

To make the card, I used an altered bus chippy by Creative Embellishments and some gears that I snipped off of one of their steampunk corner pieces. I paired those up with ABC Primer paper by Graphic 45, topped it off with a Prima flair button and diecut strips for the sentiment. Here’s what I came up with for the Cardabilities sketch #83:

Every Day card


Creative Embellishments chipboard bus (smaller of the 2 pack) and gears
G45 ABC Primer paper
Prima flair
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze
alpha stickers from my stash
Pitt big brush markers
Sizzix die


Quick and Easy Autumn Card for SKWAD

For the October Inspiration Challenge at SKWAD, I decided to create a quick and easy card using Graphic 45’s ABC Primer, a bit of seam binding and a single Prima flower. Here’s what I came up with:

Here’s the fab Inspiration Image for this month’s challenge:

If you’d like to play along this month, entries are due by midnight (Australian EST) October 31, 2012. TFL!

Enjoy the Moments That Make You Smile – Layout for STTG’s 3D Sketches Challenge

I just started a group that I’ll be hosting at STTG called 3D Sketches. Each month on the 14th, I will post a new sketch with a list of 3 products and/or techniques. To enter the challenge, simply create any paper based project (layout, card, mini-album, altered piece) and incorporate at least 1 of the twist items. Then upload your entry to the STTG gallery with the tag provided by 11:59 pm EST the 13th of the following month for your chance to win a $20 e-gift certificate to the STTG Store! Here’s my example for the first challenge:


Graphic 45 ABC Primer pp
G45/Core’dinations Core Impressions
American Crafts ribbon
ribbon from my stash
Prima flowers
Dusty Attic title piece, flourish and foliage
Acrylic Paint


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

To check out the sketch we’re using for the first challenge, the challenge details and other dt examples, please visit the first challenge post in the 3D Sketches group at STTG HERE. Thank you! 😀

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