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 http://spiegelmomscraps.com/
Creative Embellishments http://creativeembellishments/com/blog
Jody https://spiegelmomscraps.wordpress.com/
Laura Whitaker blog (March Guest Designer) http://scrappinaroundtheclock.blogspot.com/
Nicolle http://www.nicollelovesscrapbooking.blogspot.com/
Lisa K http://pinkglitterscrapper.blogspot.com/
Doris http://www.distressedscrapper.com
Christy http://www.christysbeautifullife.wordpress.com/
Maggi http://scraptravelbark.blogspot.com/
Sarah M http://theadventuresofscrappysarah.blogspot.com/
Sarah-R http://sarahs-scrapbook.blogspot.ca/
Hannah http://www.scrapbookpagesandcupcakes.com/spiegelmom-scraps-march-blog-hop
Heather https://heifer21.wordpress.com
Khristina http://redefinedkreative.blogspot.com/
Marci http://ascrapfrommarci.blogspot.com/
Evi http://www.lifewithevi.com/blog
Bev http://beeceecreativity.blogspot.com/
Sara Scraps https://sarascrapsblog.wordpress.com/
France http://fringuetteart.blogspot.com
Rachel https://wordsandpaperscraps.wordpress.com/
Nanné http://nannes-creations.blogspot.com
Laura http://beadsbuttonsandbirds.blogspot.com/
Laetitia http://triniti59760.blogspot.fr/
Felicia http://rosescrapco.blogspot.com/
Lisa http://lisasscrappyhideaway.blogspot.com/
Beth http://scrappingwonders.com/
Nadine http://www.myscrapnstuff.com
Crafty Meggyhttp://www.craftymeggy.com/blog/
Shona http://suchawonderfulmess.blogspot.ca
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!