Wednesday, April 29, 2015

You Are My Anchor Layout (A Flair For Buttons)

Hello friends!  Today I'm excited to share my first layout as a new design team member at  A Flair For Buttons.

I wanted to create a masculine layout of my husband but also keep it fun with some nautical accents to support the die cut title that I cut on my Silhouette Cameo.  I created this with October Afternoon's Treasure Map Collection of patterned papers and stickers.  I added some background stamping with a rubber stamp from Creative Embellishments and some sewing machine stitching.

The flair buttons I created this layout with are from these three different sets:

All these flair and many more are available in the store:

Also, don't forget you can save 15% off your entire order from now until Monday, May 4 by adding the coupon code NSD2015 when you checkout.

 Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Creative Embellishments Brothers Layout For CSI No. 162

Hello friends! Happy Tuesday!  Today I would like to share my layout that I created for the guest designer spot at CSI Color, Stories, Inspiration.  The design team at Creative Embellishments have been  guest designing for the month of April over at CSI and it has been lots of fun and I found it quite the creative challenge.  If you haven't played along at CSI and need to boost your creative imagination, then I urge you to check it out.  Here is the inspiration photo that I created for Case No. 162:

CSI Case No. 162

I added metal, circles, stars, stripes, solid background labels, ink/paint and die cuts from the "Elements" column. For the second column, I chose "Presentation" so I journaled on a punched paper circle and tucked it inside a library card pocket. For the third column, which is the "Colors",  I used aqua, black, bright red, buttery yellow and pale blue as seen on the inspiration photo above.

I began my layout with a white 12 X 12 piece of card stock.  I used the Creative Embellishments Star Background Stamp with some Ranger Light Blue Embossing Powder and heat embossed the card stock. I took a black paint dabber (Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Black Soot) and created paint splats.  Next, I stamped with the Creative Embellishments Distressed Grid Background Stamp in Tim Holtz Red Barn Distress Ink and also Tim Holtz Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink.  For the Creative Embellishments Star Frame, I painted it in Ranger Lemonade Acrylic Paint and painted the #Boys Chipboard word in Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Paint.  

For the title "Brothers" I stamped with some Prima Alphabet Stamps in Tim Holtz Red Barn Distress Ink.

To complete the embellishing, I added some arrow embellishments from Pinkfresh Studios to direct the eye to the smaller photos as well as some Creative Embellishments Chipboard Stars that I painted in Ranger Aqua Acrylic Paint and then heat embossed them with some Ranger Black Embossing Powder and the Creative Embellishments Text Background Stamp.  Finally I added some Fancy Pants Oh Deer Red Sequins and some flair buttons from A Flair For Buttons and some machine stitching below the title.  

This is somewhat of a sad blog post for me as this is my last layout for my seven month term at Creative Embellishments.  It has been an amazing creative journey and I have loved meeting and creating alongside such lovely ladies whom I call friends. I am sure you are going to love what the new team and new term brings coming in May.

  Thanks for following my blog and have a creative day! 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

April 2015 Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop

Hello friends!  Happy Friday!  Today is the monthly Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop where a few  scrapbookers get together and have a blog hop just for fun.  The only stipulation is that older product (Pre CHA) in our stash must be used.  You should have arrived here from Wendy's blog, but here is a list just in case:


Wendi R
Wendy C

For this month, I created a summer layout using some older papers and stickers from the Echo Park Summer Bliss Collection as well as some flair from A Flair For Buttons and some wood veneers from Creative Embellishments.  

For the wood veneer suns from Creative Embellishments, I inked them up with some Tim Holtz's Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink, cut a swirl flower on my Cameo and added a flair button from A Flair For Buttons to the center.  There are some sequins and enamel dots sprinkled here and there and to give it a carefree feel to the page I went with some twine that I stapled in place to accent the card stock background.  I also fussy cut the popsicles and circles.  Nothing fancy but had fun creating it.

Well there you have it!  This is the end of the hop  Weren't there some fantastic projects?  I hope you were inspired to get creative.  Thanks for hopping and have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Guest Designing At CSI for Creative Embellishments

Hello friends! I hope you are having a good week.  For the month of April, the Creative Embellishments design team have been invited to be guest designers over at CSI.  Not only is Creative Embellishments guest designing, we are also one of the sponsors for this month.  Here is my layout for CSI's Case File No. 161

 Here is the inspiration image and how I solved CSI Case File No. 161

I was inspired to create a nautical layout for this challenge.  I added all five colors to my layout and added circles, wet medium, architectural accents, stripes, clouds, triangles, stars, ombre, metal and something that flies as my "evidence" elements.  For the "testimony" I added some journaling written in a circle and used the word "whim" in my journaling.  Here are some closeups

I hope you are inspired to give CSI Case No. 161 a try.  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful and creative day!

Creative Embellishments Items Used On My Layout:

Beautiful Day

Boat Wheel (Set Of 6)
Lighthouse Set Of 4
Nautical Set 2 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Now Designing For A Flair For Buttons!

Happy Saturday everyone! This past week I received an email from the sweet and talented Shelley Haganman asking if I would be interested in joining her design team at A Flair For Buttons. Of course I would! I am so excited and honoured to be asked!  The announcement can be found here.

I am a huge fan of Shelley and her beautiful flair buttons that she creates and sells in her Etsy Shop. I'm pretty sure that just about every project I create I put some of her flair on it.  Heck I should make a song …If you like it then you should put a flair on it. Ha!  Here are some of my layouts with her flair:

Be sure and check out A Flair For Buttons Etsy Shop and also on Facebook, Instagram, and the Blog for lots of inspiration from the talented designers.

Being Canadian, Shelley was so sweet and designed some new buttons that will be in the shop tomorrow honouring Canadians along with some shopping and garage sale flair.  International customers (outside the U.S.) can use code: INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS for 10% off their order. Aren't these fun?

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!