Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Goodbye Toys 'R Us! @ Let's Get Sketchy

Hello! From time to time, I took my grandsons Brian & Talan to Toys 'R Us "just because" (just because I am the "Gammy!" and it was FUN! LOL!).  Now, they are closing...it's just … SAD! I got this specialty paper last summer at the convention and it worked perfectly with this sketch @ (click & go) -> LET'S GET SKETCHY.  This is the 2nd of 2 monthly sketches.  Take a look-hope you can join us!

THE SKETCH:

MY LAYOUT:

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

A Super Sweet Grandson Moment @ Creative Embellishments

Hello! I came across these 3 SELFIE photos of me & my grandson, Brian.  I knew I had better put them on paper before I forgot the SWEET story, which is on this page!  It's still early in July so you have 3+ weeks to join in this month's challenge @ (click & go) -> CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS.  The winner will receive $50 in their fabulous products!  Hope to see you join us there!

MY LAYOUT:
CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS PRODUCTS USED:
Nested Triangles:  I used Tim Holtz distress paint and cut 2 of them to fit around the words: treasure & memories.  Smile Flairs: Place with the word "special" on the 3rd photo and attached to the journaling lower left.

Here are some Close-Ups:


Thanks, so much, for stopping by!


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Wine tasting @ Creative Embellishments!

Hello! Summer is in full swing and it's a new month-AUGUST (already?!?!?!)  There is a new monthly challenge @ (click & go) -> CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS.  Be inspired by the following photo and the twist is to use something reflective. We hope you can join us for a chance to win $50 in their fabulous products!

THE INSPIRATION:
I looked at this photo and the romantic in me came out...I pictured 
this couple on their way to have a glass of wine in the local pub.

and so, I created a set of Artist Trading Cards (ATCs):
There is  die cut slider with a tag inside.
Creative Embellishments Products Used:  
Wine Glasses:  I colored the wine in the glass w/ a Sharpie, for the stem I used Gold Liquid pearls and then coated the whole wine glass with Glossy Accents.
Ivy Sprigs:  I cut them to fit these small cards, used Tim Holtz Green distress paint and then sporadic "lines" of green stickles for added dimension.

SOME CLOSE-UPS:

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Kite Flying @ Let's Get Sketchy!

Hello!  This is my niece, Marrah, age 5, doing a fantastic job of flying her kite!  She's into mermaids too, so there is complete joy in these fun days with her mom at the local park.  I absolutely LOVED the 1st of 2 monthly sketches @ (click & go) -> LET'S GET SKETCHY.  I felt I was able to really get creative with it and I actually really like the way this turned out!  I hope you will have some time to join in this month!

THE SKETCH:

MY LAYOUT:
THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!


Monday, July 16, 2018

Home Sweet Home @ Creative Embellishments

Hello!  I really had fun making these Artist Trading Cards, very different from other cards I have created.  I loved the mini houses and created the cards around them!  This set of cards will be traded with others all over this country later this year.  So-you still have 2 WEEKS for join this month's challenge @ (click & go) -> CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS and a chance to win $50 in their wonderful and reasonable products!  Hope to see you there!

ARTIST TRADING CARDS:

CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS PRODUCTS USED:  
Mini Houses:  I left 1 natural, the others I used a brown sharpie and sanded them after.  Sun:  I used Tim Holtz distress paint in mustard and then yellow stickles around the edges.

SOME CLOSE-UPS:

Thanks for stopping by!



Sunday, July 15, 2018

Mid Month Sketch-JULY @ Let's Get Sketchy!

Hello! This was the perfect sketch for the photos I had from the day I took my grandsons, Brian & Talan to the Build-a-Bear Store.  I also, found BG paper at the convention last summer from all  our favorite places-like this one!  This is the 2nd of 2 monthly sketches @ (click & go!) -> LET'S GET SKETCHY.  Hope you will be able to join us this month!

HERE IS THE SKETCH:

MY LAYOUT:
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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Classes with JULIE NUTTING!

Hello!  I have been traveling frequently to Florida this past year to help my mother.  Imagine my luck when I saw that Julie Nutting was coming to a LSS 20 minutes from where my mother lives!  I was able to join in on her 2 Saturday classes on June 9-what an opportunity and just so much fun!  So I combined my love of Julie's dolls with my love of the products @ (click & go) -> CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS.  Please try to join us for July's challenge for a chance to win $50 in their fabulous products!

MY LAYOUT:
Creative embellishments Products Used:
Coffee Mug:  I colored this with a Sharpie and applied a coating of Glossy Accents.  Ivy Wreath & Grunge Arrow & 2018:  I applied Tim Holtz Picket Fence Distress Paint.  Scissors:  I used a blue and a silver Sharpie, added a gem and a coat of Glossy Accents.

Some CLOSE-UPS:

Thanks for stopping by!



Sunday, July 1, 2018

It's July @ CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS!

Hello!  Happy July!  This is such a festive and fun month with July 4th just a few days away! It always brings Red, White & Blue to the forefront and this is exactly what the inspiration @ (click & go)-> CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS brings with this month's challenge.  The twist is to use color blocking.  Hope you can join us for a chance to win $50 in their fantastic and reasonable products!

THE INSPIRATION:

MY LAYOUT:

This is my grandson Brian, just hanging out!  I used the following 
CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS PRODUCTS:
2018 piecesMoments, which I overlapped to make this page title.
Capture the MomentStarburst, which I used on the right side of this page.
Stars, I inked these stars and scattered them.
Distressed Square Stencil, I used navy & white ink on the color blocked area.

Here are some Closeups:

Thanks for stopping by!



Chillin' into July @ Let's Get Sketchy!

Hello! It's July!  Enjoy your 4th if you celebrate and I hope you are having a great summer so far!  I am here today with the 1st of 2 monthly sketches @ (click & go)-> LET'S GET SKETCHY.  I have been on this Design Team quite a long time and I ALWAYS LOVE the sketches Brenshevia creates-they easily inspire me!  I hope you can join us this month!

THE SKETCH:

MY LAYOUT:
(of my grandson Talan!)
Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Now & Then...

Hello! I decided to create this page because of a challenge @ -> ChallengeYOUrself blog.  I just had my 63rd birthday on June 14th so it worked perfectly.  I always love seeing now & then pages, so why not do one?!..Where DO the years go??????!

(inspired by a sketch by Brenda Ragsdale)
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Monday, June 18, 2018

Rock n Roll @ Creative Embellishments!

Hello!  I have a set of "Rock 'n Roll" Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) here today.  I did them for (click & go -> CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS and also to swap with a facebook group and this was the topic!  I have a lot of music items "on stock" since my son is very musical.

Check out the monthly challenge at CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS-you have 2 more weeks to join in for a chance to win $50 in their fabulous products!  Hope to see you there!

MY PROJECT:
Creative Embellishments Products Used:  
Grunge Music notes :  I stamped Versamark and then used sparkly embossing powder.
Star Stencil:  I used some sporadic stars with white ink
Music Note border :  I cut these into pieces for each card and topped with glossy accents.

CLOSE UPS:

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Friday, June 15, 2018

JUNE 15th @ Let's Get Sketchy! Join us!

Hello! I totally love this sketch, but my page is a bit too busy for my taste-but done is done in my book of papercrafting!!! Anyway-When my niece was sleeping with her pooch, Bear Bear, I immediately remembered I had the title "Dream On" and her father (my brother!) just loves Aerosmith so no doubt, he will get a kick out of this page!  Hope you get a chance to join us this month!
Here is the sketch:

MY LAYOUT:

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Sunday, June 3, 2018

We love NERFs @ Creative Embellishments

Hello!  My grandsons, particularly Talan lives and breathes NERF products-I don't know where that came from but for this past Christmas, that was ALL he wanted!  A place to have fun and use the NERF guns opened last year near us-DARTS OF WAR-it has become a huge hit and they are already expanding.  It was such fun to watch my grandsons play there.  I did this page for (click & go-> CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS.  A new challenge started June 1-you have ALL MONTH to join us for a chance to win $50 in fabulous CE PRODUCTS-Hope to see you there!

MY PROJECT:

Creative Embellishments Products Used:  
Zig Zag Stitch Border:  Inked with Rusty Bucket Ink and dabbed with white ink.  Gears:  there is a wonderful selection of all sizes and shaped gears at CE; I used them natural, inked in black and Rusty Bucket and layered them around this page and on the hidden journaling tag.  Adventure & Explore  The same  inks were used on these title pieces.

Some Close Ups:


Thanks so much for stopping by!





Friday, June 1, 2018

June -ALREADY! @ Creative Embellishments

Hello! It's June and after last month's all month long rain, I am happy for a little warmth and sunshine! Summer is my favorite time of year...Well, it's time for THE MONTHLY CHALLENGE @ (click & go) -> CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTSThis month's challenge is to be inspired by the following photo and the twist is to use something celestial (ex: moon, sun, stars etc).  We hope you have to time to join in for a chance to win $50 in fabulous products!

THE INSPIRATION:

MY PROJECT:
ARTIST TRADING CARDS (ATCs)
I am calling these cards "Celestial Grunge"  I trade these cards 
with other card crafters all over the world!
CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS PRODUCTS USED:
GEARS: I colored them with a Black Sharpie
SUN: I used Tim Holtz distress paint along with Glossy accents 
followed by a sprinkling of micro beads.
STARS:  This is circular frame and I cut it into pieces, used Tim Holtz Distress paint,
 along with a sprinkling of micro beads.

SOME CLOSE-UPS:

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JUNE with Dr Seuss @ Let's Get Sketchy!

Hello!  I am usually creating pages that are current times, but I cam upon these photos of my grandson Talan, so NO CHOICE-I HAD to go back and do this page.  I had even purchased these papers in a Florida LSS and brought them back to NJ!  So....I created this page for the current sketch a (click & go!->) Let's Get Sketchy

If you have some time we'd love to have you join us!  This is the 1st of 2 monthly sketches:

THE SKETCH:

MY LAYOUT:
Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, May 31, 2018

March SNOW in MAY @ Creative Embellishments!

Hello!  yes, I am doing a SNOW page.  Funny thing is that this was a major snowstorm in March!  WE don't usually have snow at all in March, let alone 4 snowstorms that month!  Anyway, the kids have fun so I captured that fun for my project for  (click & go->) CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS.  This is the last day to get your project in for the MAY challenge for a chance to win $50 in fabulous products!  If you can, we'd love to have you join in!  If not, there is always next month!

MY PROJECT:
Creative Embellishments Products Used:
Winter Flairs I just LOVE flair buttons!
Large Snowflakes  Just LOVE them natural-just added a little stickles for sparkle!
Winter & Snowman: I used a snow pen that puffs up when you dry it.

Some Close Ups:

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Those Cuties @ CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS!

Hello....I can't help it! If you have grandchildren, they are THE CUTEST RIGHT?!?!?!!!! Well, Brian and Talan sure are my cuties! Here they are last Thanksgiving in their adorable ties/jeans in front of our fireplace.  I did this page for (click & go->) CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS-I LOVE everything hearts so this was an opportunity to use A LOT of them (LOL!)

You still have 2 weeks to join in our monthly challenge for a chance to win $50 in their wonderful products-JOIN US THERE!

MY PROJECT:
Creative Embellishments Products Used:
Together Frame:  I added a leftover heart, inked blue/glossy
accents next to the word TOGETHER
Mini heart Panel: I cut 2 rows and placed it above the photo.
I LOVE natural chipboard!!!!


Some Close Ups:

Thanks for stopping by!!!



Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Mid Month Sketch @ Let's get Sketchy!

Hello!  This is the 2nd of 2 monthly sketches @ (click & go->) Let's Get Sketchy.  Yep-it's mid May and I am here with a Christmas page! I do all different topics all year long-whatever works!  Right?! Take a look and we hope you have some time to join us this month!

THE SKETCH:

MY LAYOUT:
We got my little grandsons the Nintendo Switch they wanted, so I told the-
You better look excited!  Hence, the picture on the bottom left!
Thanks for stopping by!!!




Tuesday, May 1, 2018

MAY CHALLENGE @ Creative Embellishments!

Hello!  It's another new month: MAY @ CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS which means another monthly challenge for a chance to win $50 in their fantastic products!  The challenge is to be inspired by the following photo and the "twist" is to use a Vintage graphic.  Vintage is NOT my favorite, however, I did a set of Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) and I just LOVE the way they turned out-so GIVE IT A TRY! We'd love to have you!

THE INSPIRATION:
(I actually used this inspiration graphic!)

MY PROJECT:
Creative Embellishments Products Used:
ATC tag set #2 The whole background ATC : I sprayed the tag with Color Bloom
Antique Gold and added a stenciled brick pattern to the right of each ATC
FLOURISH:  I cut pieces  off of this flourish and place on the
lower left corner and dabbed w/white ink.
My favorite addition is the MINI DRESS FORMS
which I also dabbed with a bit of white ink

Some Close Ups:

Thanks for stopping by!