Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Christmas Cards - Creative Embellishments!

I love making Christmas cards!
Puts me in the festive mood!
Every year my mom comes over and we make cards for a few days - all different!


This is the first one using Creative Embellishments wonderful new 'Merry Christmas' titles and  poinsettia set
Both chipboard pieces are the perfect size for cards!


I embossed the Merry Christmas with Lindys red embossing powder.  I also embossed the poinsettia, leaves and twig and added glitter to the berries!


I LOVE the snowflake frame!   I embossed it in white and added a couple of pearls to the centers!
The Silent night I embossed in silver is from the Christmas Sentiments set!  
The poinsettias I made from the Tim Holtz tattered poinsettia die


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Friday, December 1, 2017

Christmas Mantle Clock - Creative Embellishments

During the summer I found this beautiful old and broken mantle clock - it had no insides but I loved the shape and I knew I wanted to do something fun and festive with it!
I did not take a before photo o sorry my bad....


I started off with a few coats of gesso then added some texture paste - a couple of times until I was happy because snow is not flat and I wanted it to be snowy and festive and cheery! I finally added some large flake glitter and the base was done


My son Tyler painted the clock face for me with chrome paint and I embossed the clock hands with red embossing powder and my hubby assembled them for me


I used the words from the Christmas Countdown and also embossed them in red.


I embossed the Santa Stop here sign and glued it to the one side...then went crazy with the picks from the dollar store and walmart.....


I painted and embossed the Santa and Sleigh 2 in black....I was not sure how I was going to make them look like they are flying and still have them  sturdy....my hubby cuts up an old wire hanger and bends the end and has our son Tyler countersink some screw to hold the wire...smart guy I married!


To cover the screws I used a poinsettia and leaves from a dollar store pick.


On the inside I added some carolers and a tree and wrapped the tree in Creative Embellishment tiny lights!


For some reason it is showing the light as yellow but in real life it shines red!

I will be displaying this piece as a center piece on my dining room table!

I created this for the December Creative Embellishments challenge that you can find out all the info and enter here https://creativeembellishments.com/blog/?p=13242




>Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of  December 1st, 2017.
>Please add your entry to our InLinkz box below to be eligible for the prize. You have until the last day of each month 11:55 pm eastern time to enter.
>It is required that you mention in your blog post that you are playing along at Creative Embellishments together with a link back to our blog. Please make sure to reference our challenge. Please, no back linking. (meaning projects from previous months that may fit the challenge) Please link only new projects.
>Combining with other challenges is permitted.
> We would love to see you USE AT LEAST 1 OF  CE products on your projects but it isn’t required to play along. However, everyone that does will get an extra chance at winning.
>WINNERS will have 2 weeks to claim their prize. The winner will be announced on this post the day after the challenge ends. Keep an eye out to see if you are a winner.




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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Boys can be Angels too - Creative Embellishments

Good Morning!

I was looking through some older photos when I cam across this photo of Ty!   He looks so sweet in it!
I knew I wanted to create a layout about Ty's loving side so...


I used some paper from a left over Scraps Of Darkness kit - Simple Stories Beautiful Line!


For the Infinite Circle Frame I embossed with vintage gold embossing powder then rubbed a bit of black ink


I love these Wings!  I painted them white, added some of the gold embossing powder then a bit of the black ink


This adorable title - Boys Can Be Angels Too - is perfect for the photo!
I embossed with some vintage embossing powder.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Laughter....Creative Embellishments!

Good morning!
My husband and I love to laugh...he is always doing something to make me smile or laugh....I think he may just be a little nuts and I love him for it!


The Creative Embellishments title 'Make her laugh and you will have her heart' is perfect for the photo my lovely niece Jill took last year.
The beautiful Prima papers and lace were from a previous Scraps Of Darkness kit....


For the title and Heart String Border I painted them with grey and pink pant then rubbed a bit of copper to accent.


I sprayed the doily with grey mists


 I treated the Arrow Frame with Hearts the same way I did the title and border


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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Falling For You - Creative Embellishments!

Good morning!
I love this months challenge at Creative Embellishments!


For this layout I used 49 & Market papers from a previous kit from Scraps Of Darkness and a beautiful photo of my husband and I taken by my niece 


 I painted the Branch and Leaves  and dragonfly with acrylic paints in the warm fall colors


For the title Falling For You I embossed with red 


I used lots of flowers from previous kits and embossed the maple leaf flourish

Now for the challenge you can find it all here too





Be inspired by 1 element from the pic.
Twist Use a flourish on your project.



Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of  Nov 1st, 2017.
&Please add your entry to our InLinkz box at the creative embellishments blog post here to be eligible for the prize. You have until the last day of each month 11:55 pm eastern time to enter.
>It is required that you mention in your blog post that you are playing along at Creative Embellishments together with a link back to our blog. Please make sure to reference our challenge. Please, no back linking. (meaning projects from previous months that may fit the challenge) Please link only new projects.
>Combining with other challenges is permitted.
> We would love to see you USE AT LEAST 1 OF  CE products on your projects but it isn’t required to play along. However, everyone that does will get an extra chance at winning.
>WINNERS will have 2 weeks to claim their prize. The winner will be announced on this post the day after the challenge ends. Keep an eye out to see if you are a winner.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Music is a what feelings sound like....Creative Embellishments

Music is a always on in our house...
The boys always have music on, wither downstairs while they are on the computer or playing games.  I have it on when I am cleaning or scrapbooking - so its on all the time lol!  And my husband always has it on in the shop!

Our oldest Cody seems to be the kid with the  most musical interest.  He plays the electric guitar and is really eclectic in his music tastes....he has Nickleback, Metallica, Johnny cash, 50's music and classical all on his playlist....  


This photo is from a farewell concert to the music teacher that had been at Cody's high school forever.

For the title I simply embossed the 'Sharp' from the small handsome border words in black.

I used the Authentique paper in lots of layers.



 I embossed the Music Note Borders in black and trimmed them to fit my page.  I added some grey seed beads and some fabulous Stars that I embossed with yellow


I LOVE this Music Note Frame...simply embossed it and it was perfect!  I added a few flowers and voila!

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Small Handsome Border Words

Music Note Frame 2


Music Note Borders

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