Hold Me in Your Arms – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

Welcome to another Thursday, which means, I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog with a project to share. Our youngest son is going for eye surgery at 8:45 this morning and it’s got me a little bit freaked, so this week, I went with a layout using a couple of photos from the first time Matthew held him. The whole pregnancy, we were worried about how Matthew would handle having a baby brother. He was so used to being the youngest and seemed to love that role in our family. Well, we were very pleasantly surprised by his reaction. He fell in love w/his baby brother the moment he saw him and 3 1/2 years later, Christian still has Matthew and his other brothers and sister wrapped around his little finger. 😀

I was also inspired by the sketch and song prompt from Scrap and Music sketch #19. Here’s what I came up with:

Hold Me in Your Arms


Creative Embellishments Hearts Wood Veneers
CE Conversation Hearts wood veneers
CE Emoticons Wood Veneers
CE 6×6 Chevron panel
CE Chipboard Butterflies
Lily Bee papers, chipboard stickers and cardstock stickers
Webster’s Pages storyteller alphas
acrylic paint


sketch #19 by Ana Castro:

Sketch #19_Ana Castro




The Time of Your Life – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

It’s Thursday, so I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog! 😀 This week, for my project I used the Film Strip Picture Frames and the Movie Reel from the “Movie Night” collection. I was also inspired by several challenges, so I combined them to create my project.

For the Flying Unicorn Make a Mess and Clean it Up challenge, you create a super messy mixed media background, then use it as the base of your page. For the Scrap the Boys challenge, you create a page that involves and Outdoor Activity. Then for the Scrap & Music challenge, you use the sketch provided and lyrics from the song Time of Your Life by Green Day for your title. Here’s what I came up with for this combination of challenges:


Creative Embellishments Film Strip Picture Frames
Creative Embellishments Movie Reel chipboard piece
Lily Bee papers
Kaisercraft, TCW and Prima masks
Unity Stamps
Stazon Ink
Acrylic paint
Signo white pen
Pitt artist pens
Lily Bee alpha stickers
Scenic Route Alphas
Thickers alphas
TH dies
TH and Prima gears
TH tickets
Prima clip
Prima Junkyard findings


Blog Candy – Giveaway

To celebrate the grand opening of Creative Embellishments and my new position designing for them, I’ve decided to host a little giveaway of my own! I’m up on their blog every Thursday with a project to share, so I would LOVE if you’d stop by and leave me a comment. 😀

So…in order to win this prize:

Simply head over to my Thursday post on the CE blog and leave me a comment. If you’d like to follow their blog while you’re there, that would be even better! 😀

Prize contents:

Tim Holtz Crowded Attic Salvage Stickers
Tim Holtz Chitchat Verbages
Tim Holtz Reinforcers
1 pack of 3 Tim Holtz Distress Stickles Vintage Phote, Clear Rock Candy, Black Soot
Teresa Collins Blingage Gentry’s Glitter
Teresa Collins Blingage Seth’s Fleur de Lis
1 pack of 3 Prima Butterflies
6×6 Lily Bee Harvest Market Tiny Tablet
6×6 MME Stella & Rose Hazel paper pad
6×6 MME Stella & Rose Hattie paper pad
MME Stella & Rose Hazel “Memories” acrylic stamps
3 Jenni Bowlin sticker sheets
2 Faber Castell Design Memory Works Pitt big brush markers
3 FC DMW metallic artist pens
3 FC DMW gelatos

I will select 1 random winner from all the comments left on my Thursday post on the CE blog. The comment must be made before 11:59 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 11th to qualify. I will post the winner of my blog candy here on my personal blog on Thursday Sept 12th. The winner must then email or PM me on facebook with the correct mailing addy for me to send their prize. Good Luck! 😀

Paper Secrets December Challenges – Now Live

I can’t believe it’s December already! There’s so much happening this month! 😀 The five Paper Secrets December challenges are now live and ready for your fabulous entries! I’m going to break them up into 3 posts. Two posts today with 2 of the challenges featured on each and 1 tomorrow for the hop which starts on the Paper Secrets Store Blog. There will be giveaways and prizes, so don’t forget to stop back tomorrow! 😀

First we have a technique challenge hosted by Nicolle. Our challenge is to use distressing on your project. For my example, I’ve splattered ink, scraped and inked pp, fringed paper and curled paper for the banner:

Next, Kimmy’s Stash Challenge is to use scraps from a layout you’ve created to make another layout, card or project. I used the scraps from my example for Nicolle’s challenge to create a Christmas card. Here’s what I came up with:

Materials for my layout:

Lily Bee Picket Fence pp
Bazzill black cardstock
Bazzill White cardstock
Lily Bee Picket Fence Stickers
Tattered Angels Shimmer mist
Distress Ink
Epiphany bubble caps and buttons
Glass stone

Adhesives: Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar Gemstone Glue


Epiphany Crafts punches

Materials for the card:

Lily Bee Picket Fence pp
Bazzill black cardstock
Lily Bee Christmas Town rubons


Helmar Premium Craft Glue

TFL! To play along with our December Challenges, CLICK HERE!

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