Merry Christmas – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog with a layout to share. This week, I decided to go with a Christmas layout of my daughter, Madison. These photos were taken on Christmas two years ago and she was excited to receive so many dolls. Even her brothers got her dolls that year since she’d dropped us all so many hints about what she’d wanted. lol To create my page, I cut apart several of the Creative Embellishments chippies and altered them with gesso, acrylic paint, Distress paint and stains. I was also inspired by the inspiration photo at Scrap Around the World and the Monday Mojo sketch at Flying Unicorn. Here’s what I came up with:

Merry Christmas

Inspiration image from Scrap Around the World (I was inspired by the colors, the elegant frames, the frame shapes and the touches of gold):



Creative Embellishments Holly Set
CE Xmas Bulb, frame and holly set
CE Christmas Bulbs
CE Flourish Present
CE Flourish page and photo corners
CE Moroccan Lattice panel
CE Merry Christmas title piece
CE Together frame set
Webster’s Pages Sweet Season paper, post card, florettes, princess petals
doilies from my stash
Distress paint and stains
Acrylic ink



Sweet Moments/So Patient – 2 Layouts for Paper Secrets

Rochelle creates such gorgeous sketches for us to work with on the Paper Secrets forum each month. For my example for her sketch challenge this month, I used papers and a journaling card from an earlier Webster’s Pages Release. Sweet Season was just perfect for this photo of my daughter, Madison’s, gingerbread house project from Kindergarten. It doesn’t show up well in my pic, but I added stickles with a paint brush to 2 of the trees to give them some added sparkle and interest. I then added a couple of WP sparklers and a whimsey heart to finish it off.

The journaling reads: Oh, the joys of having a creative child! “Didn’t you want to use the milk carton base for your house?” I asked. “No, Mom, this is the witch’s house AFTER Hansel and Gretel ate it. See, they’re full!”

Here’s my example for Rochelle’s Sketch challenge:

Her awesome sketch:

This month, Nicolle is hosting the manufacturer challenge and she selected Jillibean Soup. They happened to have a sketch up on their blog, so I used it for my example for Nicolle’s manu challenge. The photo is from Matthew’s 3rd birthday as he patiently sat and waited for his presents. Here’s what I came up with:

Julie Bonner’s Soup Sketch for December: