Valentine’s Tags – Creative Embellishments

I love the versatility of Creative Embellishments 6×6 panels! For my two tags, I used the chipboard panels as a mask for the background with a Tattered Angels mist and can still use the pieces on future projects! You can even use them as stencils with modeling paste or textured mediums to create a background with texture and dimension! For these tags, I stamped the backgrounds for added details once the mist dried. All my chipboard pieces were altered with acrylic paints. I stamped over the window to give it a bit of added interest. For the wood veneer hearts, I first applied black india ink with a brush, the brayered over the raised details with acrylic paint to make the texture pop. 😀 The tag on the right was inspired by a journal cover created by Gabrielle Pollacco.

The two tags:

both tags

 

Close ups of the background details:

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tag close up 3

 

Close ups of the layered pieces:

tag close up 1

tag close up 4

 

The CE products used on the 2 tags:

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Incentive Jars – Out of this World/Awesome

My 3 youngest children attend cyber school rather than a traditional brick and mortar school. We recently had a conference with our family coach and worked on setting some personal and academic goals for the kids. I put together these incentive jars for 2 of them (I’m still working on the third) to encourage them to work on some areas that need improvement. My daughter, Madison, is working on managing her time better, so I’ve set a goal for her for when she should be done with her school work each day. If she reaches her goal, she gets to put a marble in her jar. My son, Matthew, is working on reading for enjoyment outside of the school curriculum and also working on his writing skills, so his goal is to read non school issued books and write a report, summary, or review about what he read. His jar is a bit smaller since it involves doing additional work outside of their regular school work. Once their jars are filled, they earn predetermined reward. 😀

To create these, I upcycled pill bottles from the pharmacy (I have far too many of these floating around). I painted them with Viva Maya Gold paints, which are delightfully shimmery! I then splattered white distress paint onto Matthew’s and wrapped trim around his, but wrapped lace around Madison’s. The title pieces were altered with the same Maya Gold paints, but the wood veneers were all altered using PITT markers. Here’s how they turned out:

jar top

jar front

jar Madison 1

jar Madison 2

jar Madison 3

jar Matthew 1

jar Matthew 2

jar Matthew 3

jar Matthew 4

 

The fabulous CE goodies I used:

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Daddy’s Girl – Creative Embellishments and CSI 182

This month Creative Embellishments is sponsoring the challenges on CSI Color Stories Inspiration, so our team has been invited to guest design for them as well! I had a lot of fun cracking case #182. Their challenges are so unique since they combine color palettes with other criteria. For this case, I chose a white background, leaves/vines, mouse/other animal, and wet medium from the evidence category and chose the word “sweet” for my journaling. I attach journaling card to back of my layouts the majority of the time since it doesn’t tend to go with my design. I also like that including hidden journaling or a message on the back leaves a pleasant surprise for my children to find later. My journaling reads, “I have always loved watching your father play with you and your brothers, especially as babies. He’s so sweet and tender with you in particular since you’re our only daughter. It melts my heart and I get to fall in love with him all over again.”

Here’s how my page turned out:

Daddys Girl

 

Close up of the cluster on the left. I  altered the flourish piece with Pitt artist markers:

Daddys Girl close up 1

Close up of the cluster on the right:

Daddys Girl close up 2

Close up of the title piece. I altered the wood veneer bunny and title pieces with Silks paints:

Daddys Girl close up 3

 

CSI’s Case 182 mood board:

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The CE products I used:

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Altered Webster’s Pages Color Crush Planner – Creative Embellishments

I’ve used a planner to keep myself organized most of life, but had gotten away from relying on one the last few years. Then I saw a deal on Blitsy that I couldn’t pass up! I’ve been a long-time fan of Webster’s Pages and love their Color Crush Planners, so I grabbed the pink one while I could (I think they have A5 sized ones coming out early to mid November, btw). 😀 WP is best known to me as a scrapbooking company, so I decided to have a little fun with it! I had a lot of fun combining my love of scrapping with the awesome Creative Embellishments products I get to work with! 😀 I just added a few fussy cut images from Graphic 45’s Happy Haunting paper line from a few years back and here’s what I came up with:

oct divider

Here’s an altered divider from the planner. It’s paper weight, so I gesso’d the page before staining the border with Distress Stain and splattering it with a few Tattered Angels mists in coordinating colors and some India ink. See that flair button peeking out at the top? I made paper clips using CE’s awesome flair buttons. Isn’t it adorable?!! I altered my wood veneer pieces with a mixture of acrylic paint, India Ink, Distress Stains and TA mists.

Here’s how it looks in the planner:

oct open to divider

 

I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do with the pockets in the front cover, but then I thought of CE’s fabulous 3″ x 4″ wood cards! They’re great for pocket pages, project life and cards, but I decided to alter the Halloween one for that space. I just adhered a folded piece of cardstock to the back so I could slip that into the pocket to hold my wood piece in place. 😀 To alter it, I filled all the etched portions of the piece with glossy accents to help prevent the color from bleeding. I then colored in the moon portion with a PITT marker. I laid a quarter over the moon (perfect size!) to use as a mask and misted the rest of the card. It didn’t photograph well, but looks really cool irl. 😀

Here’s how it turned out along with 2 of the other paper clips I made with the CE flair buttons:

oct inside cover full

 

A closer view:

oct inside cover

 

I hope you enjoyed my project! Be sure to check out the Creative Embellishments store to take advantage of their 30% off SALE going on RIGHT NOW! The sale ends tonight at 11:59 PM ET!

The awesome CE pieces I used on this project (click the pic to be taken to the store listing)…

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