Monday, April 30, 2018

A wonderful young man - Creative Embellishments

As mom we all believe our kids are awesome!
And we should!  Each kid has their own special qualities that make them unique and extraordinary and we should celebrate our kids.

This is a layout I created for Creative Embellishments using their wonderful chipboard and paper from Penelope Dee celebrating what an exceptional kid I think Cody is.
He would hep anyone, and has.  Little things he does like, holding a door open for people, a young lady was struggling to hold he basket at a store, Cody did not know her but offered to hold her basket while she was in line, picking up things when others drop them rather than walking by, to the big things like a while ago an on line friend of his was contemplating suicide, Cody asked us for help so we got in touch with the right police (in a different country) and Cody stayed on the computer with him till helped arrived.  He is the type of kid that helps and doesn't expect anything from it...he really is selfless.


 I embossed the flourish page corner, lace border 4 and Simple Hinges with black then added some crushed glitter glass and dry brushed some gold paint.
For the title selfless which came in a custom word set!!!  Yes Creative Embellishments does custom work too, I embossed in gold then  inked a bit of black

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Exploding box! - Elizabeth Craft Designs!

Good morning!
I think I am now addicted to making exploding boxes! lol! 

Here is one I created for mothers day!

I really wanted this one to be vibrant so I used the wonderful Graphic 45 papers!

To create the box I followed a couple of you tube videos and I suggest that you do to.

1) gather supplies - 3 sheets of coordinating cardstock, butterfly die and stitched circles die and Happy Holidays - happy mothers day, double sided tape, chipboard and pearls.

2) create your exploding box and lid

3) die cut all dies out of coordinating cardstock.  For the butterfly I cut the underside out of the vibrant G45 papers then a piece of black cardstock for the upper part for the contrast!

5) assemble everything!
here are some close ups

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Little Cowpoke - Creative Embellishments

Good morning!

I often look through older photos and when strikes my attention I will scrap it!
This one from Cody when he was only 15 months old really makes me smile

I chose which fabulous Creative Embellishments chipboard I wanted to use then started layering all the beautiful Maja  Designs papers

I wnted to keep the chipboard simple and a little darker so it would pop against the background so I inked the Zig Zag Border that I cut into two pieces and the Lace Border 3 with dark brown ink

 For title I embossed the Lovable title from the Boy word set in blue to contrast against the dark brown

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Lots of geometric shapes!

Good morning! I really enjoy mixing geometric designs!


1) gather all your supplies - I used the Just Say cheese paper pack, dashing circles die, dashing square die, and double sided tape
2) to start with pick your background paper then cut various silhouetted circles using the dashing circles and ink all edges.
3) using the smallest circle die cut 9 circles and ink edges. fold each in half over a piece of trim and adhere together
4) cut 4 - 3 3/4, 4 - 2 3/4 dashing squares out of coordinating paper and 1 - 3 1/4 and ink all edges
5) cut three different size flags
6) cut title piece out of the paper and mat it and the photo!
7) adhere everything down
here are some close ups!

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Elizabeth craft designs products used 
Dashing Circles 
Dashing Squares 
Just Say Cheese Paper Pack 
Double Sided Tape   
other products used 
foam dots 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

April Designer Challenge - Scissor Spring Mechanism

Good Morning!

This months Designer challenge was to use this wonderful Scissor  Spring Mechanism on a project!
I created an exploding box for my mom for mothers day....

This is the top of box

 And the front...

And the inside is where I used the die!
I will add photos later after our family photos taken later this summer!

To create the box I followed a couple of you tube videos and I suggest that you do to.

1) gather supplies - 3 sheets of coordinating cardstock, green cardstock for flowers stems, dies - scissor spring mechanism, Love Struck heart, Big Flower Set 1, Bunch of Flowers 3, Small Flower, and Happy Holidays - happy mothers day, double sided tape.

2) create your exploding box and lid

3) die cut all dies out of coordinating cardstock.  

4) I like to use layers of 3 dies on my flowers and use the wonderful flower tools to shape them

5) assemble everything!

For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on our website to 3 winners

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook Giveaway Blog Post or the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us What Elizabeth Craft Designs dies or stamp sets would you use with the Scissor Spring Mechanism die set to create a card, scrapbook layout of home decor item?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, April 20th on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog and our Facebook page.

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

April Challenge at Creative Embellishments!

Good morning!
This months challenge at Creative Embellishments inspired me to create this fun layout!

Our oldest was such a cutie!

The challenge this month is to be inspired by this image 

and the twist is to use a harlequin pattern on your project.

Challenge Guidelines:
Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of March 1st, 2018.
*It is required that you mention in your blog/FB post that you are playing along at Creative Embellishments together with a link back to our FB page. Please make sure to reference our challenge. Please, no old projects. (meaning projects from previous months that may fit the challenge) Please share only new projects.
*Please add your entry to the comments below to be eligible for the prize. You have until the last day of each month 11:59 pm eastern time to enter.
*Simply add a link to your blog post or FB photo (if you do not have a blog) featuring your challenge entry. Let us know how you were inspired by the photo.
*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.
*Please share our challenge.
Don’t forget you can add your challenge on our FB page and or below in the comments section.

Here are some close ups 

I used the title piece that I really thinks suited those photos!
I embossed with Stampendous aged black embossing enamel

I LOVE these ornate leaves

and for the twist I used The distressed harlequin pieces

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