Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Rock on with Creative Embellishments!

Hello everyone!  I have a set of ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) in a music theme-"YOU ROCK" (yes we do!!!).  I created these for (Click & Go)-> CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS.  I have been on their Design Team since January, but I have to tell you -I REALLY LOVE their products and they are reasonable! In addition, there is a monthly challenge for a chance to WIN $50 in products from their store-so give it a try if you have some free time!


Products & How I used them here:
(click & go right to the product!)
Music notes border:  I cut it up, used black ink and then a coat of glossy accents.
Text stamp:  I rolled the top layer of music paper, hot glued it and then used this stamp.
"you":  from the small sentiment word pack, I used the word "you" and colored it red.
flair buttons: I placed 1 on each card
Some CLOSE-UPS:

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!!!

Monday, July 17, 2017

MAKE IT MONDAY #92 at THE MEMORY NEST!

hello! Time for the 2nd of 2 monthly sketches at ( click & go-> ) THE MEMORY NEST.  I thoroughly enjoyed doing this page as it is about Dentistry and that is where I have worked my whole career and this is in the actual office where I work to this day (36 years later!)  This is my grandson, Brian, and his 1st ( and hopefully last! LOL!) cavity!  If you have some time, please join us!

THE SKETCH:
MY LAYOUT:
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Mid month's Sketch @ LET'S GET SKETCHY!

Hello!  I just love the haircuts my daughter-in-law tries out on her sons.  Here is Talan showing me what mo did!  If you have some time, please join us here -> (click & go!) Let's Get Sketchy

THE SKETCH:
 
MY LAYOUT:
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 


Friday, July 7, 2017

Tag You're it @ CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS!

Hello to all!  Today I am here with a tag, which I will be swapping with Kathy in Australia!  This is my first ever tag-I was intrigued by the large (10" x 5") chippie tag @ (click & go!)-> CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS. 

***If you have some time to join in the monthly challenge, we'd love to have you-
You have a chance to win $50 in fabulous products!***
 
 

That black & white background  is actually scripted tissue paper!
 
CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS PRODUCTS: (click & go!)
Clock face : I sprayed the clock face with COLOR BLOOM Antique Gold
Timeless:  I used that same spray and topped it with Glossy Accents
Large TAG: I covered it with scripted tissue paper and
stamped it at the top using: the distressed text stamp
Heart Stencil : I used black texture past and topped a couple with pearl hearts
 
SOME CLOSE-UPS
 

 

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY! 

Monday, July 3, 2017

Make it Monday #91 @ THE MEMORY NEST!

Hello! Happy July 2017!  Today I have a layout for -> (click & go) THE MEMORY NEST 's 1st of 2 monthly sketches-#91.  I couldn't help but scrap this photo I found on Facebook-it's my step daughter, Lisa's rescue cat-BREW.  The wording on the page is exactly what Lisa wrote when posting this photo.  If you have some time, please come and join us!

THE SKETCH:
 
MY LAYOUT:
( I used Creative Embellishments, rings for so many things on this page!)
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 


Saturday, July 1, 2017

It's July 1st @ Let's Get Sketchy!

Hello!  For the first sketch this month, we have a mood board as well as a sketch.  I as inspired by the stars and the blue color.  Harley is THE STAR in her mother's life.  When I saw this photo shoot on Facebook, I knew I had to make this page for her.  If you have some time, please join us here (click & go->) LET'S GET SKETCHY

MOODBOARD:

THE SKETCH:

MY LAYOUT:

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!




It's the Ole' Red White and Blue @ CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS!

Hello and Happy July! Don't we all (in the US anyway) think of Red, White & Blue when July starts?  I have done a page of my grandsons near the flag outside their home.  I had explained that I needed to do a Red, White & Blue page and they KNEW just what to do-I have trained them well! LOLOLOL!!!!
 
Here is the inspiration (the Twist is to use STARS AND STRIPES) for the MONTHLY CHALLENGE at -> (click & go!) CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS
 Please join us for a chance to win $50 in their fabulous products!
 
 
MY PROJECT:
The stars on the right side of the page are made from a stencil/texture paste. 
 I used the Silhouette Cameo for the title and popped/inked the words. 
 Creative Embellishments (Click & Go!):
STARS FRAME:  I cut this in half, used white gesso and then white (Tim Holtz) Distress Paint. 
I also added a couple of painted stars on top
NESTED STARS:  I colored the stars with (Tim Holtz) distress paint
Grass Border:  I cut a piece and placed it at the bottom of the photo.  I used green acrylic paint.
 
CLOSE-UPS:
 

 
THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!
 
 
 
 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

For a Friend...(Creative Embellishments-Great Prize!)

Hello!  I made this for a friend as her granddaughter just celebrated her First Holy Communion.  This page will be on the (click & go->) CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS blog JUNE 24 and you still have 6 more days to join the MONTHLY CHALLENGE for a chance to win $50 in their wonderful products! HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US!

MY PROJECT:
 
I was intrigued by the multiple sizes of the NESTED RECTANGLES and thought
they made an interesting background as well as on  the actual main picture to
 highlight her granddaughter!  I smudged them with white chalk ink.
 
SOME CLOSE-UPS:

 
Family banners:  (adore) I also dabbed white chalk ink on this banner along with pearls on the bows
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
 
 
 


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Mid June sketch @ Let's Get Sketchy!

Hello everyone!  Today I have a page for the mid month sketch at -> (click & go) Let's Get Sketchy.    So, If you have some time, please join us!

SKETCH:
 
 
MY LAYOUT:
As you see I substituted triangle chipboard from CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS!
 
 
THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!!!
 


Monday, June 12, 2017

Memory Nest-Make it Monday!

Hello! It's the 2nd of 2 monthly sketches at (click & go!) -> THE MEMORY NEST!  I was just in Florida visiting my mother for Mother's Day last month, so this sketch proved to be the perfect one to showcase the flowers my DH sent her on that day....If you have some time, Please join us!

THE SKETCH:
 
MY LAYOUT:
 
THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY!
 


Monday, June 5, 2017

JUNE! @ THE MEMORY NEST!

Hi to all!  I love summer but still cannot believe it is June!  I am here today with the 1st of 2 monthly challenges at  (click & go!) -> THE MEMORY NEST.  I always love the sketches due to their simplicity and ability to easily make them your own!  If you have some time-please join us!

THE SKETCH:
 
MY LAYOUT:
 
 


Saturday, June 3, 2017

I just LOVE Florida plus Creative Embellishments!

     Hello everyone!  My sister in law, Marion & I went to Florida to visit my mother last month for a week.  We went to a wonderful restaurant on the water called TwoGeorges.  Since the memory was fresh, I really enjoyed making this page of my sister-in-law-it was easy to bring out the feeling of Florida on this page!
     If you have some time check out the monthly inspiration at  (click & go->)CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS.  You have all month to create your project for a chance to win $50 in wonderful products!

MY PROJECT
 

 
I wanted to create texture in the background to give the feel of water and movement, so I used a crackle template and texture paste along with blue inking and the CE-> FISHNET STAMP
 I also used texture paste with a cloud template
 
HERE ARE SOME CLOSEUPS:
 

 
 
 
 
 
Additional Creative Embellishments products used (click on the product and go!):
"radiant": I used Tim Holtz distress paint and glossy accents.
Leaf flourish: I used green and brown inks and added flowers
Photo Corner: I used Tim Holtz distress Paint
 
THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY!
 


Thursday, June 1, 2017

June 1 @ Let's Get Sketchy!

Hello! WOW-June! Summer-I love the warmth! I's just so easy to get out and live!  Hope you are having a great 2017!  This happens to be my grandson and his mom doing a craft on St Patty's Day.  I love to see the joy on the little one's faces as they experience life!  If you have some time join us here-> Lets' Get Sketchy.

THE SKETCH:
 

 
MY LAYOUT:
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!


MONTH LONG Challenge at Creative Embellishments!

Hello and Happy JUNE!  Today I am sharing Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) I did for the challenge themed inspiration (photo below) along with the twist of "Nautical".  This challenge runs all month and you have a chance to win $50 in their wonderful products-so if you have some time, please join us with ANY PROJECT TYPE  here->  CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS.

BE INSPIRED BY: (twist: nautical)
 

 
MY ATCs:
 
The water looks almost real as I used sporadic GLOSSY ACCENTS.  On the bottom of the cards, I used layers of torn paper towels along with Inka Gold-Cobalt Blue. 
 From CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS, I used:
Captain's Wheel: covered w/gray texture paste, then sprayed w/color shine-bronzer
Distressed Script Stamp: used across the top of each card
 
Here is a closer look:
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
 




Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Pure fun along with Creative Embellishments

Hello to all!  Today I have a layout of me & my grandsons, Brian & Talan (they call me "Gammy").  I got tickets for the live show of PAW PATROL.  We, along with their mother, took the speedline over to Philadelphia to see the show- THE SPEEDLINE WAS A SHOW IN ITSELF!  The wonderment in their eyes and voices-It was really a fun day!  ***You have 1 more day to join in to the monthly challenge at -> (click & go there!) CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS for a chance to win $50 in their wonderful products!

 
additional views:
 

 
Click right on the products I used from CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS:
Happy ,  fishnet panel: cut and used in pieces,  SHINE flair, rectangle : used to frame the photo within a matted photo, gears: spritzed with white opaque spray and tire tread stamp: used repeatedly to convey movement
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, May 28, 2017

Really fun-slider style!

Hello!  I was really motivated to do another slider-style ATC (Artist trading Card) when I came upon the last week of every month challenge on Facebook : "More Than Words Challenges".  It is always to do a card, tag or ATC  (the challenge this month was to use the word "she") and the contributors do fabulously interesting work.  It really was a lot of fun to make something a little different! 

 
Now open:
 
Thanks for taking a peek! I really appreciate it!



Saturday, May 20, 2017

What a Doll! @ Creative Embellishments!

Hello!  I am joining you today with a layout I did after my niece slept over -her 1st night EVER away from her parents!  We ended our time together at the toy store buying a new "dolly".  Marrah is a living doll herself!

 I popped the photo up with a piece of foam to allow for "tucking".
 
Another angle:
 

Close-ups:
 
 
 
Creative Embellishment Products Used:
Social HashTags:  I used inks to color and Mister Huey's opaque white mist.
Distressed Text Stamp: I used this in the background with white ink.
Branches: I used white ink, cut them and place sporadically
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
 
 


Monday, May 15, 2017

Make it Monday #88-Come join us!

Hello!  I am here today with the second of 2 monthly sketches at -> THE MEMORY NEST.  The subject of my page is my sister in law who turned 75 in February (she does NOT look it!).  She is with her 2 daughters on this page at the restaurant where we had a small girls party!  Here is the sketch and if you have some free time--Please join us!!!

THE SKETCH:
 
 
MY LAYOUT:
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
 
 


May 15th-2nd monthly sketch at LET'S GET SKETCHY!

Hello to all!  It's the middle of May-Did you get a chance to participate in any NSD events? I had the best time on that Saturday!  It's such a fun day to "celebrate" all that paper crafting stands for!

I am here today with a page from the 2nd of 2 monthly sketches at -> (click & go there!) Let's Get Sketchy.  If you have some time, please join us!
 


 THE SKETCH:

 
MY LAYOUT:
this is a wild/busy page--have you
ever looked at a Minecraft Screen?!!!
 
Thanks for stopping by!