2 layouts for Creative Embellishments – CSI 170 and Stuck?!

This month, Creative Embellishments is sponsoring both CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration and Stuck?! Sketches. Both challenge sites invited our team to guest design for them this month, so I actually have 2 layouts to share in the post. ๐Ÿ˜€

First up, I have my take on case 170 which I combined with the July 1st Stuck?! Sketch:

Doris Widder 170

Case details:


July 1st Stuck?! sketch:

7 july 1 2015 - Stuck

Next is the layout I created for our guest spot on the Stuck?! Sketches site:

That's a 1st - Stuck

July 15th Stuck?! Sketch:

due june 14

I hope you play along with theย CSI cases and the Stuck?! Sketches challenges with us this month! ๐Ÿ˜€


Where’d He Go? layout – Sweet Peach August sketch

Earlier this month, a lovely sketch was posted on the Sweet Peach Crop Shop blog. I decided to combine it with the Pink Paislee color palette for July since those are the papers I would be using. The palette is also due today and I hadn’t worked it yet!

These photos were taken when Larry was playing peek-a-boo with Christian, who is 4 months old in these pics. Every time Larry would disappear, Christian seemed genuinely concerned about where his daddy had gone! ๐Ÿ˜€

I inked the background and handstitched the banners. Ideally I would have liked to have the “go” part of the titling done in clear alphas outlined with a touch of glitter, but since I didn’t have any, I scraped the glitter off of those 2 letters and coated them with light blue stickles to have them blend into the background more. Here’s what I came up with for the sketch and palette:


Pink Paislee Parisian Anthology Divine Damask paper
PP Daily Junque Map paper
Bazzill cardstock
PP Daily Junque Ephemera pack
PP Hocus Pocus glitter alphas
Distress Inks
Color Box Pigment inks
DMC embroidery floss


Helmar adhesive runner
Helmar Zap Dots

This is the Sweet Peach August sketch I was working with:

This is Pink Paislee’s July Hot Hues Palette I was using:


To check out the Sweet Peach Crop Shop challenge, CLICK HERE.

To view the gallery or see future challeges at Live Pink, CLICK HERE.

I’ve Been “Published” by Practical Scrappers!

Practical Scrappers has kindly published 2 of my layouts on their site, so I thought I would share the info and links. ๐Ÿ˜€ The first one is the one they featured more recently. It was my Let Them Eat Cake layout of Madison on her first birthday. I used all Webster’s Pages Lullaby Lane products, stickles, and chalk ink:

This one is featured on their Little Girl Projects post.

The second, Baby Kiwi, was actually published first, but I must have somehow missed their email that provided the publication banner. For this one, I used an older Bo Bunny line called Pet Shop and posted about it previously on my blog here if you’d like more info. This one was featured on their Little Boys Projects post:


Comments are always welcome and appreciated. ๐Ÿ˜€ Be sure to stop by on Monday, April 25th for details on a fabulous, scrappy giveaway! It’s my birthday and I love to share! ๐Ÿ˜€