Saturday, April 22, 2017

Your "BREW" for today...

Hello!  "Your Brew for today":  That was the caption on the left photo on Facebook on 4-7-17.  My step daughter rescued Brew and is totally obsessed.  I am making a monthly layout to culminate into a book for this coming Christmas.  I used a sketch from -> Stuck?!Sketches.
 Thanks for taking a peek today!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Grandsons & Popcorn!

Hello!  We finished our Easter celebration so I thought I'd  come here with a page I created yesterday of (who else?)-my grandsons, Brian & Talan.  We had a little fun at the local mall last weekend and voila--a page! LOL!  The sketch is from Stuck?!Sketches;  I think Laura's sketches are always fantastic and her work is inspiring! I used some elements from SCRAPS OF DARKNESS COLLECTION (the BG paper and TITLE)

The Sketch:

MID-MONTH Still time to JOIN IN at Creative Embellishments!

Hello to all!  It's the middle of March!-You have time to join in to the monthly challenge at -> (click & go right there!) CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS for a chance to win $50 in these fabulous products!  Today I have created a page of my sweet little grandson, last summer.  I promised him an ice cream cone-this is a picture of him ENJOYING IT (who wouldn't?!) in my back seat, in his car seat!

I used the following creative embellishments products which
you can click on an go right to the store!
THE BEST selection/price for ->FLAIR BUTTONS
I inked and glossy accented the ice cream-it looks real! -> ICE CREAM CONE
THX GR8-> Word bubbles (my g-son said "GATE" for "Great"!)
I cut off the "IRISH" from the hashtag and added the die cut word CUTE!
This cluster consists of lots of texture, stenciling/paste, stamping, flair and popped arrow.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

April 15th at Let's Get Sketchy!

Hello! I loved doing this sketch at -> Let's Get Sketchy (click & go right there!).  I immediately thought of these photos of my niece, Marrah when she slept over last month.  She LOVED my big bathtub and didn't want to get out! The circles reminded me of bubble in the photos immediately!  This was the 1st time in 3 years and 10 mos that she was away from her parents! We had a lot of fun!  Hope you have some time to join us! IN ADDITION, there is a mood board to inspire you too!


 (the journaling is on the tag hidden in the photo that says "today")

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Crafting with PreSchoolers! Challenge YOUrself!

Hi Everyone!  I had so much fun going to my grandson Talan's class to do a craft-I had to keep it simple since they are only 4!  I found this on Pinterest and thought it was perfect for spring.  All of the kids really enjoyed it--probably me THE MOST LOL!!!  I have created this page for several scrapbook challenges one of which you can find here-> ScrapYOUrself (you also had to use the word INSPIRE)  I used this week's sketch from HipKitClub too....

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Make it Monday -join us at THE MEMORY NEST!

Hello fellow crafters!  I am here today with a layout for the 2nd of 2 monthly sketches at (click & go right there->) THE MEMORY NEST.  For the photos I used a gift my husband got me for the holidays-a FUJI film printer-it makes mini polaroid type photos.  If you have a chance, please join us-you have all month to complete either of 2 sketches or both!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 3, 2017

MAKE IT MONDAY @ The Memory Nest!

Hello! It's April  and here is the 1st of 2 sketches at (Click & go right there!->) THE MEMORY NEST.  My Sister-in-law turned 75 in February (although she does NOT look it!).  We celebrated with a girls luncheon and had a blast!  The following is the sketch-you have all month, so I hope you will get a chance to join in!

Thanks for stopping by!

Petaloo & Creative Embellishments!- April 3 -10!

Hi this is Marci! It doesn't get any better than this!->  CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS <-( click & go right there!) -> and PETALOO are teaming up from April 3-April 10th with a "Mother's Day Theme" Challenge- Come and join us for fun and a chance to win some great prizes!

Here is the project I created!  It is of my mother and myself at Mir-a-lago in Palm Beach Florida this past January for a fundraiser for Bascom Palmer eye Institute.  It was fun to get a glimpse of this famous place!
Creative Embellishment products:
smile (happy word set) , Flourish circle frame, and "shine" flair
I LOVE natural chipboard so I left both natural to add a "pop" to this page!
Petaloo Products:
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

ATCs + Creative Embellishments=AWESOME!

Hello everyone!  Today I have a set of ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) using the large unicorn from-> CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS products.  These were such fun to create.  I used all different chalk inks as well as glossy accents,  microbeads, and a small gear on the unicorns. The background of these ATCs are made from embossed cardboard colored with gelatos.

Actual Creative embellishments used:
Here is a close-up of 1 of the cards:
*Don't forget you have all month to join in for the chance to win $50 in wonderful CE products just by joining our monthly challenge! 
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

A Christmas Page in April at Let's Get Sketchy!

Hello! Aren't you forever on and off, scrapping a holiday?!  Since they are repetitive, I like to just do them occasionally!  Here, I did a Christmas page for the 1st of 2 monthly sketches at -> (click & go right there!) Let's Get Sketchy.  If you have some time-give us a try!

Thanks for stopping by!


Hello, its Marci bringing you April's Challenge at -> CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS.  If you have some time, please join us for a chance to win $50 in their wonderful products!.

(twist is to use a flower)
I was inspired by all of the colors and immediately thought of this photo of my grandson Talan,
going off to school last week for WACKY WEDNESDAY dressed in most ALL
of these colors.  So, I continued and incorporated all of the colors into the page!
I used (click & go!->) GEARS & Hashtags  from Creative Embellishments.  I used a layer of gesso and once dry, I used Tim Holz distress paint to color those gears for a playful effect.
I cut the title on the Silhouette Cameo and added
the twist of flowers and used  (click & go->) March & Spring FLAIR; I am
 having a love affair with flair buttons! LOL!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

"Re-Birth" be inspired prior to April 5th!

Hello to All!  I created this set of Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) to submit for a possible Guest Design Team Position at  (click & go->) The Creative Studio: CANVAS CORP BRANDS (#ccbchallenge) for the month of May.  The word to be inspired by: "RE-BIRTH" in addition to the mood board provided as follows:
I was inspired by the beginning of spring, where everything is "re-born"; light, airy and just plain fresh and beautiful.  I also enjoyed the greens and yellow flowers, colors I don't get to use together very often.  In addition, we were encouraged to just let the creativity flow using any and all kinds of techniques/textures. 
My project follows:
I used a chipboard card base, embossed it, and used Gelatos and a Distress Crayon. On the card design I just almost could not stop!- I used moss, micro beads, chip flakes, die cut leaves, flowers, gems and inked chipboard.  I completed these cards with various text word strips.
and a CLOSE-UP of 1 card:

Thanks for taking a peek today!  Let me
know if you have any questions!

Movie time at Creative Embellishments

Hello! As is most often the case, here is a page I created for -> CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS with MY GRANDSONS for a change! (LOL!) They are the best subjects, I just cannot help myself!
(be sure to check the monthly challenge--you have until 3-31-17 to join in for a chance to win $50 in products!) We went to see "SING"-such a cute movie!
 (I left all of the chipboard in its natural state here.)
movie reel and tickets,  film strips (framed the photo and the real tickets!), smile set flair buttons
Here are close ups:
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

My little Baker

Hello!  Today I have a page about my little grandson, Talan.  He is just too cute for words here (doesn't every grandmom feel this way?!).  He wants to help with everything so on this day in January 2017, we baked some cookies.  In these photos you can see JOY & SILLINESS. Oh, and that ME & MY BIG IDEAS CHEF is about 15 years old -I must have saved it just for this!!! LOL! I did this page for the following challenge site: (click & go->) 123-Challenge Blog.  This month's challenge was to use the word FUN, the color brown and borders.

 Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Me and...Challenge YOUrself!

Hello everyone!...I am using this week's sketch at Hip Kit Club and playing along at (click & go there ->) Challenge Yourself. The challenge there is always to be in the picture yourself plus use negative space-that is a challenge for me which is why I did it!   This is a page with my sister in law, Marion and ME just before New Years Eve 2016-2017.  It was a fun evening even though my husband and I left before midnight! LOL!

 I used this sketch from Hip Kit Club along with supplies
from 2 different Hip Kit collections, plus my own stash!

Thanks for stopping by and I
appreciate your comments!

100! Time for Let's Get Sketchy!

Hello everyone!  This page is of my friend's (since high school!) dad who just turned 100!  I just can't imagine living that long--all the changes etc!  I used our 2nd monthly sketch at -> (click & go right there!) Let's Get Sketchy to show the happy family.  If you have some time, please join us!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Mid March at the MEMORY NEST!

Hello again!  Now, it's time for the 2nd of 2 monthly sketches at -> (click & go right there!) THE MEMORY NEST! I always love the sketches as they easily become your own!  SO, if you have some free time, we'd love to have you join in!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

ATCs with Creative Embellishments!

Hello!  I am so enjoying being on the Design Team for -> CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS.  I truly love their products (and they are reasonable too!) The following are ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) created using several of their products.  (and don't forget to check & join the monthly challenge for a chance to win $50 in products!
and a closer view of just 1 of the cards:
Distressed text stamp (used in the background)
Flair buttons (1 on each card)
Butterfly (chalk inked each one)
stars (this is a border length and I cut and inked and silver stickled each piece)
Gears (silver stickled)
love (a tag that I cut into strips!)
Thanks so much for stopping in!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Make it Monday at THE MEMORY NEST!

Hello to all! I couldn't believe 2016 was ending and now March is hear-time really does FLY! It's time for the 1st of 2 monthly sketches at -> (click & go right there!) THE MEMORY NEST.  I did a page that brought back memories of a fun day with my grandsons last summer at the aquarium!  So, if you have some free time, please join us!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

It's BREW at Let's Get Sketchy!

Hello! This is my stepdaughter's cat, BREW.  So, I am grabbing the photos she is posting on facebook and making a "BREW ALBUM".  This is the 1st of 2 monthly sketches at-> (click & go right there!) Let's Get Sketchy.  you have all month to do these sketches.  I hope you are able to join in!
Thanks for stopping by!

Creative Embellishment-Spiegelmom Scraps BLOG HOP! Hop with us!

Hello and thank you for joining us for this fabulous product swap between SpiegelMom Scraps (SMS) and Creative Embellishments (CE)! I had a great time combining the products from these two companies and hope you enjoy our inspiration! You have from 3/1-3/7 to complete the hop- a sweet way to win scrappy goodies!  

*Remember, you can win a $25.00 gift card to SpiegelMom Scraps OR a $30 gift certificate to Creative Embellishments just by commenting on ALL of the blogs in the blog hop! *

Products used on this page:
***Let me know what you think by leaving a comment.***
Thanks for stopping by!

Now you’re off to Evi's blog ,<-( click & go right there!)
 I know you’ll just love her project!
In case you get lost along the way, here is the list of stops along the blog hop:
SpiegelMom Scraps
Creative Embellishments http://creativeembellishments/com/blog
Laura Whitaker blog (March Guest Designer)
Lisa K
Sarah M
Sara Scraps
Crafty Meggy
Creative Embellishments http://creativeembellishments/com/blog

Mom & ME! at Creative Embellishments

     Hello to all!  Happy March! In the US that means not much winter left (we hope!)  I am bringing a page to you today, the photo taken in January, when I got a little reprieve from winter when I went to Florida to visit my mother.  She got a kick out of me taking this selfie-something she hadn't done before-so 1st selfie at 83 1/2!
     This page is for the March month-long challenge at ->(click & go right there!) CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS.  You really have to take a peak and join in if you have time as you have a chance to win $50 in products from this wonderful store!

I used a silver gelato an all of the chipboard pieces!
Here are some close-ups:

Products used from Creative Embellishments:
(click on any product name to go right there!)
Thanks so much for stopping by!



Saturday, February 18, 2017


Hello!  I love capturing random moments especially with my young grandsons Brian & Talan-they do the cutest things!  I had them overnight and the "P-touch" kept them occupied for a couple of hours (and used up my whole cartridge! LOL!)  On the left side of the page you will see just some of those strips!  I created this page using numerous products from -> (Click & go right there) CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS, which is easy since it's such cute stuff!  If you have some time, join the monthly challenge for a chance to win $50 worth of these great products!

Creative Embellishments Used:
circles: I cut the panel in half to create the right side of the page.
Thanks for stopping by!