1st Haircut – Creative Embellishments DT layout

I’ve been holding onto these photos of Christian getting his first haircut for a little while now, so I figured it’s about time I scrap them. 😀 For this page, I used several Creative Embellishments frames, wood veneers, and alphas. I painted all the chipboard pieces, but left the wood pieces as they are. I love the blend of black, white, and wood grain. 😀 I also stamped the border using CE rubber stamps and black acrylic paint and added background details using their chevron stamp as well. Here’s how my page turned out:

1st haircut resized

Close up of the title piece I used and alphas:

1st haircut close up 1

 

Close up of the layered wood veneers and frames:

1st haircut close up 2

 

Here are the fabulous CE products I used:

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#LOVE – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

Hi, everyone! I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog with a layout to share…I know, I know…I’m normally on on Thursdays, but Nicolle was kind enough to switch days with me this week to give me an extra day due to personal issues. For my layout today, I decided to use more pics from the set I used on the Feb challenge example page. To alter my chippies I coated lightly with gesso and used chalk inks to cover and give them a blended distressed edge.

I was also inspired by case file #108 at CSI (Color Stories Inspiration), Heart Challenge at Flying Unicorn. Also based on sketch #2 from the Pagedrafts sketches.

I love the versatility of CE chipboard borders and panels. For this page, I ended up snipping apart both the Hearts Panel and the Love Knot Border to use across my page. Here’s what I came up with:

#love

This is a close up of the layered chippies on the upper left corer of the photos:

#love close up 1

The lower right cluster:

#love close up 2

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Hearts Panel
CE Love Knot Border
CE Flourish set 12
CE Social Hash Tags
Webster’s Pages pp
American Crafts cardstock
Colorbox chalk ink
gesso
Prima flowers
Martha Stewart punch

CSI #108:

108flat

I selected hearts, flowers and border punch from the Evidence column and journaling strips from the testimony column. 😀

Page Drafts sketch #2:

PageDrafts_Template-27.2

TFL!

Love Birds and Young Love – 2 dt layouts for Creative Embellishments

It’s Thursday again, which means I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog. This week, I have two layouts to share. 😀

I’ve never had a signature style and like to play around and experiment a lot, so my pages range all the way from CAS to very grungy and mixed media. I also love to play around with different challenges and techniques, so I’m a fairly eclectic scrapper. Anyway, this week I’m sharing two very different pages with you that use the same paper collection. For both pages, I used Webster’s Pages In Love papers. They had a bunch of challenges running this last week and I wanted to play along with them. 😀 As a matter of fact, the layout I shared last Thursday won Day 1 of their challenges! 😀

For this first page, I combined a sketch from Stuck on U Sketches (Nicolle, the owner of Creative Embellishments is on their dt) with the Webster’s Pages Scrap Your Stash Day 4 challenge – Use something metallic. I altered my chippies with Design Memory Craft Pitt markers in several different colors including silver. Here’s what I came up with:

Love Birds

For this second page, I took a much cleaner, straight forward approach for the WP Scrap Your Stash Day 5 – sketch challenge. I splattered several shades of shimmer mist onto my page w/the black background, making sure that the wood veneers that were on either side of my title got ample color to them. Here’s how it turned out:

Young Love

I decided to share both pages on the CE blog today to show how versatile Creative Embellishments products really are and how wonderfully they work with any style you can imagine! 😀

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Love Birds chipboard set
CE Showered With Love border
CE conversation hearts wood veneers
CE Hearts, Bows and Arrows Wood Veneers
Webster’s Pages In Love pp, fabric ticket, clips, bloomers, charms, lace, alphas
Lindy’s Stamp Starburst Mists
I am Roses flowers
Design Memory Crafts Pitt Artists Markers
Distress Ink

The SOUS sketch:

sketchJan14'

The WP sketch:

wp sketch

TFL!

 

Love layout – Pagemaps sketch contest entry

Earlier this month, Becky Fleck posted a wonderful sketch to the PageMaps blog for a contest to win a $20 gift certificate towards any scrapbooking kit from Freehand Scraps. After working several sketches over at Scrapbook Challenges, I finally got to create my layout based on this sketch last night. My poor neglected blog…since SC does not have you post your take on the sketches on your blog and link to it from their site, I have forgotten to post 6 layouts or so this month, so I’ll have to do that later this weekend!

Back to the Pagemaps layout…after months of frequenting the Cosmo Cricket blog, I finally discovered that they have challenges too! I never knew that! Rather than running them on their blog, however, they have chosen to host their challenges on Scrapbook.com. What a fun discovery for me! I was really excited when I read that on their blog and quickly headed over to the forum to see what the current challenge entails. This month’s challenge was quite simple really. Use at least 90% CC product and use either handmade or punched border! Pretty simple right? Lucky for me, the fab Pagemaps sketch easily facilitated the punched border I had in mind. Here’s what I came up with combining the two challenges:

Materials:

Cosmo Cricket Odds and Ends Papers
CC Odds and Ends cardstock stickers
CC Odds and Ends 6×6 paper pad
American Crafts blue cardstock
Ranger Liquid Pearls

Adhesives:

Helmar Adhesive Runner
Helmar Acid Free Glue
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Zapdots

Tools:

Epiphany punch (heart and circle)
Making Memories circle punches
Fiskars border/edge punch

The sketch I used for this layout:

TFL!