Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Beach time - Creative Embellishments!

Good morning!
I love going to the beach!  I take a lot of photos when we are there!

I used some 49 & Market papers from a previous Scraps Of Darkness kit!
 These papers are stunning and go so well with the amazing chipboard from Creative Embellishments

For the Title pice 'catching waves' from the Beach Word Set 2 I painted it dark blue then added crushed glitter glass then dabbed some white pearl paint

I painted the lighthouse from the Nautical themed chipboard with the same blue then added some pearl white for highlights
 For the Seashells I painted them (one with coral color and one with pearl white) and then tucked in the some 3D stickers from the same kit
Throughout the layout I placed bubbles that I painted with pearl paint

I LOVE this flourish frame I painted it with coral paint from a previous Scraps Of Darkness kit then added some white pearl paint!

Thanks for starting by

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Family Layout using Sparkle and Shine from Scraps Of Darkness!

Hi everyone!
I am back today to share my final layout using the awesome Sparkle and Shine kit from Scraps Of Darkness! 

For this one I used the fabulous 'Beautiful' line from Simple Stories.

I used the flowers from the main kit and the floral add to frame the photo.  I also built a matting for the photo from pieces of the wonderful paper

I used the Simple Stories Beautiful Bits & Pieces Diecuts from the main kit to create my title

Thanks for stopping by


Monday, September 18, 2017

Mother and Son layout - Scraps of Darkness!!!

Good morning!

I am back today to share  a sweet layout I did of an 'ussie' of our youngest and I taken at Canada's Wonderland while we were waiting  for my hubby and oldest son to get off one of those crazy rides....
I created this using the 'Sparkle and Shine' kit

The awesome Prima papers were perfect for layering!!!

I created a cluster with flowers from the main kit and floral add on and a Creative Embellishment chipboard flourish that I had in my stash!

I used three of Prima tapes to frame the photo!  The tapes are so cool!

I created the title using the stickers!  Perfect title!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Crazy for Him - Creative Memories and Scraps Of Darkness layout!

Good morning!
I am so excited to share this layout.
I normally do not scrapbook in pink - just not my color BUT these gorgeous papers and elements may have changed my mind!

For this layout I used some awesome Creative Embellishment chipboard and the Simple Stories Beautiful  paper from the Sparkle and Shine kit.

I started by layering the  fabulous papers and added a border sticker from the main kit then lightly distressed the edges.  
I then painted the Flourish set 19 from Creative Embellishments with Art C Ultra Chalk Paint in Victorian Pink from a previous Scraps Of Darkness kit.  I added some Ranger Rose Quartz embossing powder (from a previous kit) and heat set it.  In the color add on is this gorgeous Jacquard Lumiere True Gold Acrylic Paint that I brushed on with my finger to keep with the lightly gold theme.

For the Circle Vine frame I embossed it with one of my favorite embossing powders - Stampendous aged black embossing enamel from a previous Scraps Of Darkness kit.

Check out all those stunning flowers from the  main kit and floral add on!

For the title piece 'Crazy for You' I embossed it with the same embossing powder then rubbed a little bit of the pink chalk paint on it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Love makes the world go around - Scraps Of Darkness

Hi everyone!
I recently received my 'Sparkle and Shine' Scraps Of Darkness kit and I couldn't wait to get creating.
When I saw the Prima Paper Rose Quartz - Stone Quartz the idea for this layout came to me

This awesome photo was taken by my niece last year

 To Begin with I fussy cut one of the worlds out of the paper and layered it over the Grateful heart paper and the Rose Dreams paper.
I added Papermania Wild Rose Jumbo Crochet Trim from the elements add on.

Icreated a cluster using flowers from the main kit and floral add on and these really cool feathers from the elements add on.  I also double matted the photo and used foam dots for dimension

Here is a close up of those really pretty flowers.  I also added some Prima Rose Quartz Puffy Stickers from the main kit - they are really cute!

I finished off with a title using the 'LOVE' from the puffy stickers and some letter stickers from my stash

Thanks for stopping by


Friday, September 1, 2017

Honor student - Creative Embellishments layout

Good morning!
I created a layout about our oldest son receiving his honors award for this months challenge at Creative Embellishments

Cody is so smart and works really hard to keep good grades.
We are so proud of the effort and commitment he has to achieving high marks

I used some BoBunny paper from a previous Scraps of Darkness kit that I think matched the awesome grungy feel of the chipboard I chose to use

I LOVE my new Creative Embellishments Distressed Corner stamp!!!! 
I used it along the edge of the photo and papers

For the honor student title I painted it with Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint from Prima in blue and red, then added blue prills and lots of black ink to grunge it up!  For the grunge arrow I simply embossed it with black embossing powder.

For the grunge stars and washi tape I painted them with coordinating colors then inked them to  grunge them up a bit.  I also add a few pieces of school flair for the finishing touch.

I LOVE this grunge star corner!  I painted, inked and embossed it to add to the whole distressed feel of the layout

I created this layout for the September challenge at Creative Embellishments!

Hello CE friends!! September is our Birthday month. We are 4!! Holy cow time just flies. It’s been a cool 4 years so far. Our fans totally rock and we would not be here without you. Thank you so very much from the bottom of our hearts.  Big warm squishy hugs.
To celebrate our Birthday we have a 20%off sale going on in the store and will be giving away 2 $50.00 gift vouchers this month. We will also have 4 giveaways on our FB page starting Friday the 8th. Be sure to enter!!  >> 
The challenge is to be inspired by one element from the photo below and the twist to use a stamp on the the background of your project.

Here are the challenge guidelines:

  • Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of  Sept 1st, 2017.
  • Please add your entry to our InLinkz box on the blog 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 the blog the day after the challenge ends. Keep an eye out to see if you are a winner of a great gift certificate to the store!