Happy Thanksgiving Day – layout for Creative Embellishments

Wow! I cannot believe how fast this year is flying by! Seems like the school year just started for my kids and now it’s already the end of November! For those of you in the US, Happy Thanksgiving! πŸ˜€ I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog today with a layout to share using their FABULOUS laser cut chipboard title piece, along with their wood and chipboard feathers. I was also inspired by sketch challenge #19 at Scrap Friends. Here’s what I came up with:

Happy Thanksgiving Day

Here’s the awesome sketch I worked with:

scrap friends Nov sketch

 

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Happy Thanksgiving Day chipboard title piece
CE Chipboard feathers
CE Feather wood cuts
Webster’s Pages Family Traditions papers, clips, folder
Elle’s Studio tags

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Thankful Fall is Here – layout for SWAT drill #20

***GIVEAWAY op at the end of this post***

It’s the 3rd Saturday of the month, so there’s a new challenge up at SWAT. Drill #20 is a sketch with the added challenge of incorporating feathers on your project. For my take on the sketch, I decided to go with a photo of my son, Matthew, when he was 4 (he’s 7 now). He had made a cute costume in preschool out of a paper bag and looked darling showing off his little Indian costume, so I snapped a couple of quick pics. πŸ˜€

I ended up rotating the sketch because I also wanted to incorporate the chipboard tree and wood 3×4 card by Creative Embellishments on this page. The leaves and feathers are also by CE…aren’t they great?!! Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough time to alter many of them in order to get my page uploaded in time for the deadline. I KNEW I really really wanted to use CE products on my page and they arrived just in the nick of time. πŸ˜€ Here’s what I came up with for the challenge:

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Here’s the sketch for Drill #20 (don’t forget to add feathers to your entry too!)…

drill 20 + feathers

Materials:

Creative Embellishments feather wood cuts
CE chipboard leafy tree
CE 3″ x 4″ Thankful wood card
CE mini leaves wood cuts
Webster’s Pages Family Traditions cards, paper, leaf resin and charm
WP whimsey bird and heart
Unity Stamp co stamps
Design Memory Crafts gelatos
EK Success border punch

***GIVEAWAY***

{photo to be added later in the day}

For your chance to WIN this HUGE prize pack, simply enter 1 challenge from any site I design for by 11:59 pm EST November 30, 2013 and post the link to your project in the comments on this post. πŸ˜€ Each challenge you enter will give you 1 entry for the prize. All 3 sites allow you to combine challenges, however, you CANNOT combine 2 sketches. Here are the challenges you can select from to enter this giveaway:

The Creative Embellishments November Inspiration Challenge (you must also include some sort of journaling about what you’re thankful for)…entries for the challenge itself are due by 11:59 pm EST on Nov 30, 2013: CE November challenge

Sketchabilities sketch #103…entries for the challenge itself are due by 11:59 pm EST November 28, 2013: Sketch #103

SWAT Drill #19 Gobble ‘Til You Wobble (must incorporate a recipe or photo of food)…entries for the challenge itself are due by 11:59 pm November 28, 2013: SWAT Drill #19

SWAT Drill #20 Sketch + feathers…entries for the challenge itself are due by 11:59 pm November 28, 2013: SWAT Drill #20.

***BONUS…IF you combine the CE Challenge with the Sketchabilities sketch and SWAT Drill #19 (Gobble ‘Til You Wobble), YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY WIN A SMALL RAK from me PLUS you will have 3 entries for the main prize (one for each challenge you entered)***

Halloween Treat Bags – project for Creative Embellishments

Happy Halloween everyone! I’m up again at the Creative Embellishments blog with a project to share. This week, I decided to share a few little treat bags I created for my kiddos. These are real simple, quick, and easy to make, so they’d be a snap for Halloween parties and classrooms as well. For my base, I used the Tim Holtz In the Bag die, but you can easily find templates online that you can trace and cut out too.

***Be sure to check out the Creative Embellishments Store too! ALL Halloween items are 20% off (no coupon code required) now through the entire weekend!***

Here’s how my baggies turned out, decorated with tons of CE goodness:

Halloween Treat Bags

Close up of the 2 bags on the left:

Halloween Treat Bags detail 1

The middle bag:

Halloween Treat Bags detail 2

The 2 on the right:

Halloween Treat Bags detail 3

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Web Panel
CE Halloween Cat
CE Bootiful Title piece
CE Ghost wood cuts
CE Pumpkin Wood Cuts
CE Happy Halloween title piece
CE Halloween Witch
Pink Paislee Hocus Pocus papers and button
sticker from my stash
Elle’s Studio cut out
I am Roses flowers
Distress stains and paints
Acrylic paint
Art Anthology Dimensional Crystals

TFL! Don’t forget: Today is the last day to take advantage of the October Special! Use coupon code save10 to get $10 off your order of $45 or more PLUS free domestic shipping!

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for the November Challenge post and to see what’s new for November! πŸ˜€

Fun in the Summer Sun – dt layout for SWAT

For the SWAT Drill #18, we have an awesome sketch to work with and the added twist to use wood embellishments on your page! This worked out perfectly for me since I also design for this month’s sponsor, Creative Embellishments. πŸ˜€ CE offers fun and unique laser cut chipboard pieces as well as adorable Wood Cuts! Their products are intricate, high-quality and perfect for altering or use as is.

Sorry for the blurry pics…I kept getting either too much or too little natural light. Too much and it’s washed out looking, too little and it’s crazy blurry. After many attempts, this is the best I could get:

Fun in the summer sun

A close up for the geek/chic wood glasses I used:

Fun in the Summer Sun detail 1

A close up for the lower right cluster:

Fun in the Summer Sun detail 2

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Geek/Chic glasses
CE Social Hash Tags
small frame from the CE Together Frame Set
medium frame from the You Rock Frame Set
Corner pieces from the Bubbly Photo Frame and Corner Set
Photo slide from the View Master Set of 5
American Crafts cardstock
Panpastels
Prima stencil
Acrylic ink
The Papery Bakery flair
Sassafras alpha stickers
Tim Holtz distress stain and paint
Smooch ink
Shimmerz Texturez

Here’s the fab sketch for the challenge:

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TFL! Entries are due by 11:59pm eastern US on 10/28/13. If you’d like play along w/the SWAT sketch with a twist challenge, CLICK HERE!