Monday, October 15, 2018

Mid Month @ Let's Get Sketchy!

Hello!  This is the last of that special paper I purchased at the 2017 Convention-Toys r Us-it's especially poignant since they have all closed now!  These are my 2 grandsons on a trip there, playing with their fave--LEGOS.  Here is the 2nd of 2 monthly sketches @ (click & go) -> Let's Get Sketchy. Hope you can join us!
THE SKETCH:


MY LAYOUT:

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

All year PocketLetter @ Creative Embellishments

Hello!  I had to do a Pocketletter for an individual swap.  The topic was "jars".  I had no ideas until I sat down to actually do it and then I decided to do shakers in every pocket and cover many events throughout each year.  I have to say, its one of my most favorite PL creations since I started a year ago (it's PL #26!).  I also kept (click & go) -> Creative Embellishments in the forefront, my goal being to use their products in every jar too!

You have 3 weeks to join in on this month's challenge for a chance to win $50 in their fabulous products; check the link above for the challenge details for October! -Hope you have time to join us! 


My Pocketletter:
Creative Embellishments Products Used:  Snowflake border   Happy New Year Flair  Open Heart Sun/Cloud  Grass Border  bunny   Jar  Open stars    Ruler  Ghost  bat  Christmas tree, mini 
-all chipboard/wood veneers were colored with markers and the ruler was left natural 


Some Close-Ups:
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Sunday, October 7, 2018

beautiful...

Hello! I just got back from Florida-I have spent half this past year there helping my mother.  Last week, my twin nephew flew in from Texas-he had 2 days off...I am so thankful that the family goes out of their way to visit during her decline.  Family was always so important to my mother and really helps her now.

Since I am also in the photo -I joined in the October challenge @  (click & go) -> Scrap Yourself.  the challenge this month is to create your own background-so I used 3 stencils, distress inks and paste for this background.  I also did this page with inspiration from Amie on scrapbook.com for the scraplift challenge-I turned her page sideways.

Thanks for taking a peek today-
I really appreciate it!



Monday, October 1, 2018

It's October @ Let's Get Sketchy! Come scrap with us!

Hello!  I came across these photos from a 2017 scrapbooking weekend getaway.  We had a whole house to ourselves with meals provided-You could NOT ask for anything more!  I had the mugs made for everyone and filled them with candy. We really had a super fun time!

I used the 1st of 2 monthly sketches from (click & go!) -> LET'S GET SKETCHY.  They are always user friendly and easy to make your own!
Please come and join us!

THE SKETCH:

MY LAYOUT:
THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!


Halloween @ Creative Embellishments

Hello! My favorite holiday, HALLOWEEN-who am I kidding?-I LOVE THE CANDY!  I also love seeing the little ones in costumes!  In this page I created for (click & go) -> CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS, I so enjoyed making these Halloween monsters with my 2 grandsons and my niece last year.  Take a peek at this month's challenge-you have ALL MONTH for a chance to win $50 in their fabulous products!

BE INSPIRED BY:
and the "twist" is to use multiple photos/images on your project.

MY PROJECT is a scrapbook Layout:
Creative Emebllishments Products Used:  Mesh panel:  I cut and covered the panel w/Tim Holtz picket fence distress paint, let it dry and then dabbed it with the paint again.  Bootiful Title:  I used Sharpies to color the title black, blue and the white is again, the white distress paint.  Then I added Googlie Eyes like the treats we made that day.

CLOSE-UPS
Thanks for stopping by!  
Hope you can join us this month!




Saturday, September 15, 2018

5th BIRTHDAY CROP @ CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS Sep 15-18!

Hello!  It's CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!  I loved their products from practically the beginning and then almost 2 years ago, was asked to be on their DESIGN TEAM! Talk about fulfilling a bucket list item!  SO...We are celebrating by having a BIRTHDAY
CROP ON FACEBOOK...

JOIN THE FAN PAGE HERE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS BIRTHDAY CROP(click) -> CE FAN PAGE ON FACEBOOK
***You do NOT have to use the products to participate!***



The following is the CHALLENGE I am hosting: 

INSPIRED BY A WORD(S)
Let ONE or ALL of the following words inspire 
you to create ANY project, layout, card etc:

"HAPPY 5TH BIRTHDAY"

I made a scrapbook layout to show appreciation for being on this Design Team and used the word "HAPPY"
I used the following Creative Embellishment Products: HAPPY& 2018: Used inks & pens and blended then coated with Glossy Accents.  STARS: coated with white ink and glossy accents and placed sporadically near the cluster by the photo.  Star Stencil:  Used texture paste and used stencil sporadically around the BG paper. Distressed Text Stamp : stamped sporadically around the edges. star pieces:  Upper left neat the word "live", inked and glossy accents.  Create Flair: placed in the cluster in the lower right corned of the photo.
Thanks for stopping by!








It's a WIN @ Let's Get Sketchy

Hello!  This day turned out to be a great day!  Not only was it my son, Kevin's 34th birthday and the Phillies won, but my niece Marrah (his cousin) "decided" she is no longer afraid of him!  He is 6'4" and has a beard and as a little girl it (and other men like this) frightened her,  She is 5 now and voila! The day was a TOTAL WIN!!!

Here is the 2nd of 2 monthly sketches @ (click & go) -> LET'S GET SKETCHY.  I hope you get a chance to join us for this month's sketch challenges!

THE SKETCH

MY LAYOUT





THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!

Friday, September 14, 2018

My 1st DEX cards @ Creative Embellishments!

Hello!  I was given a push to try "DEX" cards by Jeri, an online friend that I have been swapping with the past few months.  Well? Yep!  Another fun papercraft!  So I combined this swap with one of my monthly projects for (click & go->) CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS.  I had some adorable Creative Embellishments back to school products, the topic she chose, so I gave it a try!

You have 2 weeks to join us for the monthly challenge for a chance to win a $50 gift card for their fabulous and reasonable products!  Hope to see you there!

DEX CARDS:
Creative Embellishments Products Used:  STAR STENCIL: I used Ferro Silver Texture paste to make the stars standout.  Distressed Number Stamp:  I used white ink on one of the cards and black ink on the other card.  School Bus front: I used Tim Holtz yellow distress paint and filled the headlights with Glossy Accents.  Ruler:  I gently inked the rulers with brown ink.  Globe:  I cut one globe in half and placed it on the edge to the right of each card.

SOME CLOSE-UPS:

Thanks for stopping by!



Thursday, September 13, 2018

PRIZES ...9! Happy 5th Birthday Creative Embellishments! CELEBRATE Sat 9/15-9/18 and...

this will be the prize for my challenge there...


JOIN THE FAN PAGE, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE THE PRODUCTS TO JOIN IN! CLICK BELOW!

Hope to see you there!


Saturday, September 8, 2018

YES!!! Check out the Prize for.....

the challenge I will be hosting for 
CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS 5th Birthday Crop!

WHAT?
WHEN?
HOW?
JOIN THE FAN PAGE, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE THE PRODUCTS TO JOIN IN! CLICK BELOW!

9 Prizes will be given out after the weekend fun!
Hope to see you there!




HAPPY 5th ANNIVERARY CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS!

Hello!  It's CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!  I loved their products from practically the beginning and then almost 2 years ago, was asked to be on their DESIGN TEAM! Talk about fulfilling a bucket list item!  SO...We are celebrating by having a BIRTHDAY
CROP ON FACEBOOK:

JOIN (CLICK BELOW!):



LOTS of great Creative Embellishments prizes. 
Sure hope you can join us! MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
You DO NOT have to use the products to join in!!!!



Wednesday, September 5, 2018

MARIO fun @ Creative Embellishments!

Hello! My grandsons, Brian & Talan are so into Mario these days and they love for me to watch them play the Mario Games-I don't even know what I am looking at! LOL! Here, they are at our house for a sleepover in their Mario jammies!  I did this page for (click & go)-> CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS/. Take a look and join the monthly challenge for a chance to win $50 in their fabulous (and reasonable!) products! Hope to see you there!

MY LAYOUT:
Creative Embellishments Products Used:
IMAGINE: I inked the cloud bubble and placed  piece of white cardstock behind the word. LOL OMG flairGrunge Arrow:  I coated the arrow with Tim Holtz picket fence distress paint. Circle Panel:  I used Royal Blue ink and cut the panel and just tucked it around the photo; now I have more left to use later!  Distressed Grid Stencil:  I used texture Paste and used blue and red ink.

SOME CLOSE-UPS:

Thanks for stopping by!



Saturday, September 1, 2018

September Already? Join us @ Let's Get Sketchy!

Hello! How can it be September already? Well it just IS! Hope you had a great summer!  How about spending a little time scrapbooking with us this month?! -> the PERFECT way to start fall!  This is the 1st of 2 monthly sketches @ (click & go) -> LET'S GET SKETCHY.  We'd love to have you join us!

THE SKETCH:

MY LAYOUT:



Thanks for stopping by!

Ahoy Matey @ Creative Embellishments!

Hello and welcome to September! It's also time for the monthly challenge @  (click & go) -> CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS. & HAPPY 5th ANNIVERSARY TO CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS!!!  Use the following photo for inspiration and the twist is something you have discovered.  I was inspired by the vintage feel as well as the background.  I thought of the day I took my grandsons and niece on a PIRATE EXPEDITION-a lot to "DISCOVER" there!  I wonder what you will do-hope you can join us for a chance to win $50 in fabulous products!  You have ALL MONTH!

 THE INSPIRATION:


MY LAYOUT:
Creative Embellishments Products Used:  Anchor  I inked the anchor in black, grey and white to give it a worn appearance and ran twine through.  Shore Flair buttons:  I LOVE flairs & use them whenever I can-I tucked one around each circular photo.  Sailboat  :  I turned this into a pirate ship, using blue ink on the bottom.  White distress paint inked w/black and then I used Computer Grafix clear sticker paper and printed and placed the skull/crossbones on the sails.  Bubble Panel:  I used a piece of the panel around the photos and dabbed blue and white ink and spritzed with white Mr Hueys.  Wave border:  I cute and inked this border with several shades of blue and dabbed white ink on the crested portion of the wave.

CLOSE-UPS:

Thanks for stopping by!



Thursday, August 23, 2018

A Little Dirt Never Hurt!

Hello! My niece, Marrah just looks so adorable in mud! LOL!  Her parents took her to  dinosaur dig-it looks like she doesn't have a care n the world!  This page layout worked perfectly with the wonderful products @ (click & go)-> CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS-it was easy to "dirty them up"!  You have one more week to join in the August challenge for a chance to win $50 in fabulous products!  Hope to see you there!

MY LAYOUT:
Creative Embellishments Products Used:
A little Dirt Never Hurt-how about this being the PERFECT title?!?!! Grunge Circle Frame and month/week tabs:  I used Prima knotted wood, old road and black inks to "dirty" the chipboard up!  Flourish (leaves) 27  : I green inked the eaves, used knotted wood ink and I cut them and covered that with the flowers.

SOME CLOSE-UPS:

Thanks for stopping by!



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:

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!



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!