Back to School – dt Layout for Creative Embellishments

It’s Thursday again, so I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog with a page I created based on the September My Mind’s Eye sketch and some fabulous Creative Embellishments Wood Cuts! Though I’ve created several pages using the awesome CE chippies, this was the first time I got to play with some of the wood pieces…and I AM IN LOVE! They are so adorable, detailed, resilient and oh-so-fun to alter!

Now that September is coming to a close and I am finally getting around to scrapping photos of my son, Alex’s, first day of school…from last year. lol But, thanks to all that procrastinating, I got to use these fun pieces on my page. 😀 Here’s what I created:

Back to School

This close up shows the details on that cutie worm in the apple:

Back to School detail 1

Check out how intricate, yet sturdy this bus piece is:

back to school detail 2

I was sooo pleased to see how clear the etching is in the pencil and ruler. AMAZING!

back to school detail 3


Creative Embellishments School Set of wood cuts
MME papers, enamel dots and brad
Unity Stamps
Stazon Ink
Pitt Big Brush Markers and pens
Signo pen

The fabulous MME sketch I worked with:

Sept MME












Make the Most of It – Art Journal page for SWAT

For my take on the SWAT drill #14 sketch with a twist (stickers NOT Thickers), I decided to create an art journal page. I managed to use 17 different stickers on this single page not including the alphas. Most of them are from Simple Stories, but the one border strip sticker is by My Mind’s Eye. Here’s what I came up with:

Drill #14 sketch:



Lindy’s Stamp Gang mists
Modeling paste
Course pumice gel
TCW stencil
7 Dots Studio paper
My Mind’s Eye journaling cards and border sticker
Simple Stories stickers and alphas
Pitt Artist marker


Scotch ATG

TFL! To play along with the SWAT drill #14 sketch with a twist (stickers not thickers), CLICK HERE!

Alphabet Love – MME June sketch entry

It’s been quite a while since I played along with the fabulous challenges over on the My Mind’s Eye blog and when I saw this month’s sketch, I couldn’t resist. I had these pics of Christian I’ve been wanting to scrap and knew the MME sketch would be perfect for them!

Christian has been obsessed with the letters of the alphabet since shortly after his first birthday. Singing the alphabet, playing with foam letter shaped pieces, watching The Letter Factory by leapfrog and signing the letters with his tiny hands. He loved and still loves anything to do with letters. These pics were taken when he was 1 year and 4 months old, happily munching on Cheerios while he played with an alphabet toy. 😀

Here’s what I came up with for the MME challenge:

This is the fantastic sketch I worked with:


MME Follow Your Heart “Be Amazing” papers, layered stickers, decorative buttons, paper clip and brads
MME Lost and Found II brad
Tim Holtz tissue tape
Webster’s Pages storyteller alphas
Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen Big Brush
acrylic paint


Scotch ATG

Helmar 450 quick dry

TFL! If you’d like to play along with the MME challenges or check out the other entries, CLICK HERE!

Simply Beautiful – Layout and Card for Paper Secrets Challenges

Paper Secrets has 2 progressive challenges that I’m participating in one is a layout challenge (we’re on week 4) and the other is a card challenge (we’re on week 3). These are my takes on the 2 sketches. 😀 For the layout, I had to select 4 products and a technique from a given list to use on my project. I chose lace/trim, staples, shape punches, 3+ flowers, and distressing (ink splatters).


Sassafras Sweetly Smitten pp
Sassafras Sweetly Smitten folies
MME Laundry Line diecut title
black india ink
trim from my stash


Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Zap Dots

The awesome pagemaps sketch we worked with for our week 4 challenge:

For the card, we needed to select 3 products and/or techniques. I selected 3 pp’s, a diecut (sticker that I cut into a ribbon shape) and stamping:


MME Stella and Rose 6×6 pp
MME Stella and Rose trim
MME Stella and Rose diecut sticker
MME Stella and Rose stamp
Stazon ink
distress ink


Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Zap Dots

The fab pagemaps sketch we worked with:


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