Tuesday, August 20, 2019


Good morning!
Our youngest recently graduated from high school and we are so proud of the young man he has become.
I decided to use LOTS of Creative Embellishments chipboard with this layout!

I really love to layer and with this projects I layered all the wonderful chippies!

I painted all the chippies with gesso then navy blue paint, then I a bit of distress stain and finally a little more gesso around the edges
I started with the Lace Border 4,
then added the Flourish set 15,  the Flourish Corner 5, and finally the Rectangle Flourish Frame

The title piece is from the Small Handsome Border Words
Thanks for stopping by

Monday, August 19, 2019

Oma & Me - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning! I was honored to be asked by Els to create a layout of her granddaughter and her. I will admit, I was slightly nervous to create something for someone else but the photo she provided was so wonderful that it helped design the layout.

To create this layout you will need 2 full sheets of paper (I used ModaScrap Wood Effect paper (the top one) and ModaScap Relax in the Garden. I also used lots of bits and pieces and 1/2 sheets of the relaxing the garden papers. You will also need an edge distresser, brown ink, a few pearls for inside your flowers and of course your wonderful ECD dies.
Step 1 - Trim your top sheet to 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 then using a pair of sharp scissors trim a bit of the top sheet in little bit so the bottom sheet will show more then using your distressing tool shred the edges a bit on both papers

Step 3 - Using the smallest shape in the fitted hexagons die set, cut 23 - 25 hexagons. Ink then distress the edges.
Step 4 - Using the Planner Essentials 8 cut one of the large tag and the title and ink and die and ink and distress
Step 5 - Using the stitched circles die cut the second largest circle the ink and distress the edges
Step 6 - Using planner essentials 11 cut one of the tags and 4 of the strips then ink and distress the edges 

Step 7 - Cut the top layer of the butterfly flourish and ink the edges


Step 8 - Using the backside of one of the relaxing in garden papers or a piece of off white cardstock die cut 2 leafy branches, then trim them in half so you will now have 4 pieces and ink the edges


Step 9 - Using your left over pieces of paper and your favorite flower dies die cut your flowers - I used, bunch of flowers 3, large flower set, and small flower set. I cut three of each flower and layered each one but you can also just die cut one and leave your flowers flat.
Step 10 - Assemble and enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by

Monday, August 12, 2019

Summertime - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning!
I love summer - hanging out at the beach, no phones, no devices just the beach and my family

I love this photo of Cody and really wanted it to remain the focal point of the layout and gorgeous Relax in the Garden Papers from ModaScrap available at ECD were perfect!

Banners are an excellent embellishment and the tropical floral was perfect for this layout.

I love the simple design of the Summertime title piece from Creative Embellishments 

and to finish off the layout I die cut a silhouette circle using the stitched circles

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Love - Elizabeth Craft Designs and Creative Embellishments

Good morning!
I have been busy working on my niece's scrapbook for her upcoming wedding!

I created so many flowers I lost count how many there actually are!
I used the small flower set,  large flower set, and bunch of flowers3 to create the clusters.  I die cut the leaves using the trio of leaves die

I LOVE the small butterfly die from ECD.  I used the double sided adhesive and the sand dunes silk microfine glitter from the beach pallete

I wanted the Brick pieces to be distressed so I started by painting them with Gesso, then adding some pink mist then painting on some grey mist and finally adding a bit of the glitter 

For the 'Love' title from the Love artist trading coins I painted it with white gesso, added the mists and the glitter but I want it to remain slightly distressed so I removed some of the glitter in spots!

I am also entering this in the CSI Case file 291- I was inspired by the colours, flowers and the gold in the image

Thursday, August 1, 2019

I love dogs - Creative Embellishments!

Good morning!

Today is the 1st so that means another challenge over at Creative Embellishments!

That is our little Axel the day we brought him home - he is now a 75 pound lovable and cuddly dog!

 I used the negative piece from the Square Postage Stamp Frame around the photo.

I LOVE this title piece.... and the heart from the paw prints from the Paw prints chipboard pack are perfect for any dog lover out there!

For all the chipboard pieces I colored them with a purple gelato then sprayed with small amount of water and smeared it with my finger!  I also used my finger to apply a small amount of green lumiere paint.

The challenge this month is to be inspired by this image and the twist is to use flowers on your layout 

Check out the Creative Embellishments blog for all the rules and to see inspiration from my teammates! 

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Our handsome Son! - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning!
I am a proud mom of two boys and I created many masculine layouts.
There are so many awesome die from Elizabeth Craft including the new planner essentials dies and stamps that are perfect when creating those manly layouts!
To create this layout
Step 1: after choosing your main sheet ink the outside edge then cover both sides of your paper with clear gesso and allow to dry or use your heat gun to dry. *covering both sides helps to cut down on warping that you may get when you use mixed media products
Step 2: taking your planner essentials patterns 2 stamp, stamp the flowery looking stamp with brown ink at 1 inch from the left edge of the paper. then towards the top at about 5 inches from the left, then slightly higher at 6 inches, then closer to the bottom at 9 inches and again at 10 inches lower than the one at 9 inches. Allow to dry or set with your heat gun
Step 3: taking a coordinating color of mist, use a paint brush to highlight these stamped images
Step 4: mix another coordinating color of powder colorant (ie magicals) with embossing paste and using a palette knife apply beside and an top of stamped images and set with heat gun
Step 5: die cut each of the following using coordinating papers: 2 of the circle edges from valentines edges, 1 pocket watch from the Take time for you, 3 of the edge die from the planner essentials 11, (after you die cut them tear the each end off a little bit do there is not a straight end), the title from the planner essentials 8, a banner from the celebration flags die, a small butterfly, a 2 1/2 inch stitched fishtail, a large ticket from the planner essentials 11, a 2 1/2 inch and 2 4 1/2 inch stitched rectangles. Ink the edges of all the die cuts
Step 6: assemble as shown
Thanks so much for stopping by

Monday, July 29, 2019

Christmas in July! - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning!
It is so hot here right now that I am dreaming of cooler weather, so great way to cool down - create a Christmas layout! 

When the boys were younger they each had their own trees they would decorate and put in their room.  Each year Santa would leave a small gift under their trees that they could open as soon as they woke up without waking up mom and dad....they would still come running into our room at 5am to show us what they got lol!  They would then go back to their room to play with the toy and we would go back to sleep and most of the time so would they clutching their new toy from Santa!

I created all the poinsettias, banners and winter ornaments using a die set from ECD and double sided adhesive with their silk micro fine glitter.  I love the sparkle!

I also used the modascrap Its Christmas Time paper and
The Leafy branch I cut from green cardstock and added some red gems!

Thanks for stopping by