Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Creative Embellishments April 2015 Challenge

Hello friends!  Today is April Fool's Day and it's also a new challenge at Creative Embellishments.  For the April challenge, I was inspired by flowers and butterflies so I created this grid style layout.  Spring is my favorite season because, where I live, the trees, flowers and grass come alive.  It’s a time for renewal.    

For my layout, I painted the white cardstock background with some acrylic paint dabbers and then used the Distressed Chicken Wire Stamp on the right hand side.

  For the title, I fussy cut a letter out of some patterned paper from the We R Memory Keepers Love Notes Collection and then I added the Spring Love Chipboard of which I heat embossed with some gold embossing powder.  For the Be Mine Heart Frame,  I painted it white and dabbed on some pink paint. For the Hearts Panel Chipboard, I cut off a tiny section of the panel, painted it and heat embossed it with some clear embossing powder.

Here is the inspiration photo for the challenge

 Hope you are inspired to join in for the April Challenge!  For this challenge, anything goes so what inspires you about the inspiration photo. If you link up your creation to the Creative Embellishments April Challenge, you have a chance to win a $50 gift certificate from the Creative Embellishments store.  Good luck and thanks for stopping by! 
 The prize!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Summertime Layout

Hello friends! Today is my turn at Creative Embellishments and I have created a summer layout using lots of stickers, wood veneer and chipboard embellishments.

For the wood veneer sun, from the Sunny Days set,  I sprayed it with some Heidi Swapp Colorshine Mist in Mustard Yellow

I popped up lots of stickers from and added some black ink lines to make it stand out more.  The stickers and papers are from the Echo Park Summer Bliss Collection.  I also added some sequins here and there and some mist splatters.

For the wood veneer Butterflies, I began by spraying them with some mist, letting them dry and then added an outline with a black pen and some black dots.

For the Summertime chipboard title, I heat embossed it with black embossing powder.

Finally I added a flair button and some alpha letter stickers.

This layout is very embellishment heavy but I'm happy how it turned out as I wanted it to be fun.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Be sure and stop by the online store at Creative Embellishments for the chipboard and wood veneer embellishments (as shown) and many more goodies.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! Thanks for stopping by.  I was playing around with my Silhouette Cameo and my watercolors and thought I would create a layout of my husband and I on our 15th wedding anniversary last September so beware, this layout is mushy. LOL.

I was inspired by a layout by Nicole Nowosad recently and loved the way she used a Silhouette Sketch Pen and created a background.  I decided to go with it and put my own spin on it.

This took a while to create but I was in no hurry.  It was simply fun!

I heat embossed some Creative Embellishments Chipboard and also used my Silhouette Cameo and a black sketch pen to create the "Lucky" background and then used several shades of blue and green watercolours to fill in the letters.  I cut the title "Lucky" on my Silhouette as well.  This cut file is from The Cut Shoppe.  The shamrocks and the hearst were also cut on my Silhouette Cameo but first I added several washi tape strips over card stock and cut it out on my Cameo.  The top section of the white card stock background was simply watercolored with watercolor paints and water.

I don't journal very often on my layouts, but added some journaling strips that I printed out with my printer.

Thanks for visiting my blog and hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, March 16, 2015

The March Bella Buzz Is Here!

Hello friends and scrappy friends! Today I am honored and excited to share my layout that was included in the March 2015 Bella Buzz.  This is a newsletter that the wonderful Bella Blvd. publishes a few times annually.  Below is my layout that was included in this issue:

Our Everyday Life - Stephanie And Hanna

Be sure and check out the March 2015 issue of Bella Buzz.  It can be printed or downloaded here. If you would like to receive every Bella Buzz that is published, you can sign up here.

I have a layout that was published in the preceding November 2014 issue.  If you would like to see the previous issues, you can find them and download them for viewing here.

Have a wonderful day and hope you get some time this week to do something you love!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Bella Blvd. Buzz March 2015 Newsletter Coming Soon!

Hello friends! Happy Saturday!  I hope you are having a great weekend so far.  Just a quick note to say that The March 2015 Bella Buzz will be available Monday, March 16 for download.  This is a great little e-magazine from Bella Blvd. that has lots of creative inspiration for layouts, cards and other projects using Bella Blvd.'s amazing scrapbooking papers and embellishments.  Be sure and check it out.  I am very honored to have a layout featured in this issue.  It can be downloaded on the Bella Blvd. blog or I will have a link on my blog on Monday morning.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Summer Is #Happy Memories

Hello friends! Today I am sharing my layout over at Creative Embellishments using the Sunny Days wood veneer for the little sun in the right hand corner of my layout, the Conversation Hearts, the Arrow and the chipboard Social Hashtag word #happy.  

 For the wood and chipboard,  I used acrylic paint in yellow, red and green and applied them with a paint dabber as well as 

the chipboard Social Media Hashtag word #happy.  

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the background in white card stock and backed it with some patterned papers from Carta Bella's Summer Lovin' Collection.  I also added some stickers, a crochet heart and flair.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting! Be sure and check out the wood veneers and chipboard  embellishments in the Creative Embellishments store.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Stuck?! Sketches March 1, 2015 Sketch Reveal

Hello everyone! Today I wanted to share the March 1, 2015 sketch reveal at Stuck?! Sketches.  I really love the gold trend at the moment and thought I would create a layout with gold, black and white.  I love the softness and elegance of vellum and My Mind's Eye has some nice vellum paper.  Gold doilies and gold buttons finish the look.

Here are some detailed photos

  Here is the sketch:

Come and play along with us at Stuck?! Sketches and link up your take on the sketch for a chance to win some prizes. All of the team's layouts and details on how you have a chance to win are found here.  I am looking forward to see what everyone creates. Thanks for stopping by!