Monday, April 20, 2015

 Today is  the day Creative Embellishments has announced who is on the 3rd DT term. Check out all these amazing ladies blogs for some awesome inspiration. You will see their work  at CE starting May 1st.
laetitia
My name is LaĆ«titia PAUCHET, trinity on the blogosphere. I’m French. I live in Dunkirk, in the North of France with my concubbin and my two boys (3 years and 1 year).
I started doing pages in 2012 further to the birth of my son but I really began at the end of 2013 during my maternity leave. Thanks to my parental leave, I have time to scrap.
My number one topic is my children. I like more particularly the mixed media and the thorough work. When I begin a page, I use systematically the gesso, neocolors II, masks…
I like having my fingers dirty with paints and mists :-D I also love to make videos and tutorials.
To share this passion with other people passionated like me enchants me enormously. I would like to say thank you to Creative Embellishments for giving me the chance to join the Dream Team !!!
debbie
My name is Debbie Standard and I am a critical care trauma nurse of twenty years, mother to four and grandmother to 11, whose favorite outlet is scrap booking. I live in north central Texas where we recently moved to be closer to family and a slower paced life style.  I started scrapping with my oldest daughter about seventeen years ago and still love it.  I love seeing how I have evolved over the years in my work.  I have been published with Memory Makers, Scrapbook and Cards Today, Scrapbook Trends and Scrapbook Trend Cards as well as Scrap 365.  I have worked on many online blog Design Teams over the years making both cards and layouts.  I was on the Core’dinations Cardstock Design Team for several years and am currently on the Design Team for CSI and now proud to say I am working with Creative Embellishments.  I’m excited to work with this awesome product and this talented group of ladies and can’t wait to get started.
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Hello, my name is Lainie Michel and I have been scrapping since December of 2012. I am married to an awesome man, have three grown daughters, a young son and a grandson. As I am a stay at home mom, I find that scrapbooking is definitely a cathartic way to creatively express myself. Furthermore, it has opened a door to a lovely community of people who encourage and inspire each other in so many artistic ways. My style is all over the place and I love the whole spectrum of design. I like to switch it up a lot and try new stuff, but a sure staple in my repertoire is chipboard because it has so many incredible uses. I am very thankful to be a part of this team and I am looking forward to inspiring, learning and growing with you.
caroline
“Hi there, I’m Caroline Elliam on the net. I’m a mother of 3 boys married with her best friend since 12 years already. I live near Montreal, Canada, my first language is French. I discovered scrapbooking in 2005 and I became quickly addicted. I don’t have any particular style, loving clean and simple as much as the opposite.
For a couple of months I challenge myself to use mixed media stuff on my work. It takes me oh so much time to end up a layout but I love it. Chipboards are a must for layered layouts and that’s how I discovered Creative Embellishments.
I’m pretty honored to be part of this design team!”
Tara Peterson Age
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Hi all! My name is Tara Peterson Age, I currently live in the metro Atlanta area with my amazing husband and best friend, Aaron. I am a full time, fun loving mom to a gorgeous 8 month old baby girl, Harlyn Piper, and I can not forget my 4 year old Australian Shepherd Siberian Husky named Roscoe. (Yes, he was my first born furry son!)
As a young child I always had an interest in the creative arts, starting with pottery, and slowly over the past 5 years venturing into mixed media, which is where I find the most inspiration. I love giving new life to old, everyday items. As well as thinking way outside the box! Characterizing my style is one I find difficult, I do not limit myself, nor do I discriminate any type of craft. I love trying new things, doing it all, experimenting and getting messy!
I can express myself freely through my art. This is my escape. My ‘Take me to Never land’.
I am super excited to be a part of the Creative Embellishments Design Team. I hope you’re able to gain inspiration, let go of your fears and create lifetimes memories!
maggie
Hi, I am Maggi Harding, and I am really excited to be part of the Creative Embellishments Design Team!  My home is in eastern North Carolina, but, sometimes I claim the world as home.  I have spent most of my life wandering, as a child with my parents because my Dad was in the Army, and, as an adult, because I wanted to.  By the time I was 18 I had been to 9 different schools, lived in France, Japan,Germany, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and North Carolina.

My husband and I share our home with our two standard poodles, or spoos as we call them.  We have a 5 year old, Nika, and an almost 2 year old, Tisha.  We love to travel and do so mostly in our RV so that our spoos can accompany us wherever we go.  We have been fromKey West, Florida to Fairbanks, Alaska and from the Pacific shores of California to the Atlantic shores of North Carolina in our well travelled motorhome!

I discovered scrapbooking in 2005 when I decided to make scrapbooks for my two best friends from college.  It quickly became my passion and something that I spend hours doing and never grow tired of my efforts.

My style is eclectic, I do a little bit of everything but if pinned down, I would say vintage styled layouts are what I love the most.  I love color, and red, black and ivory always bring me joy.  For me, scrapbooking is an artistic adventure, what can I create, how can I make this piece of paper come to life?  Scrapbooking has awakened my “inner artist” and  satisfies the creative side of my brain that was long neglected during my career as a CPA.  I am really happy to be a stay at home retired crazy scrapbook lady!

Here are our amazing returning members!!
kelley
My name is Kelley Rooks.  I am single mom from Oregon.  I have enjoyed crafting in one form or another since I was a kid.  My favorite thing to do at this time is altered art.  My style is always evolving and changing and is somewhat eclectic.  I tend to gravitate towards grunge and steampunk, but I also I do love to create and in other styles and mix them together. My favorite products to work with are inks in any form, paints, metals, and chipboard. I am so grateful to be a part of this team and see where this creative journey takes me.
tammy
Hello, my name is Tammy Henderson. I have 2 wonderful teenagers that keep me going and a wonderful husband; we have been married for 20yrs. I live in the Bootheel area of MO. I’m just a small town girl having a blast in the scrapping world! I have been doing this wonderful craft since 2005 and have been hooked every since. I love all types of art and the different mediums. I think that is the thing that has kept me in love with this craft, because it’s not the same ole thing. Anything goes and the sky is the limit. I absolutely love getting to combine pictures of my loved ones, with my favorite thing in the world ART! I love every minute of it! My favorite embellies to use is chippies and flowers!! I currently design for Flying Unicorn and Creative Embellishments.
shona
My name is Shona Keehn and I am from British Columbia, Canada. I have 3 children, lots of grand babies and a wonderful husband of 29 years.I have been scrapping for many years but have just found my scrappy style in the last couple of years, Shabby Chic with a bit of grunge, and it is definitely something that I change up lots as I am always trying new techniques. OH yes and I am definitely addicted, there is just something about getting my hands all dirty during a project. I am thrilled to be part of the Creative Embellishment team! I get so much inspiration from everyone in the scrapping world and I hope that you can get some from me.
doris
I am a SAHM of 5 wonderfully active and creative kids who inspire me every day…when they’re not driving me insane. :-D I love everything to do with paper crafting and enjoy creating tags, cards, layouts, altered art and mixed media projects. I’m an eclectic scrapper and I vary styles regularly since I love everything from CAS to grungy and distressed. Some of my favorite manufacturers are Webster’s Pages, Prima, October Afternoon, Graphic 45, Bo Bunny, MME…the list could go on! lol
nicky
My name is Nicolle Kramer (part owner of CE) and I have been scrapbooking for around 10 yrs. I am a stay at home mom of 4 children. I have 2 boy ages 21,20 and 2 girls as well ages 18 and 12. My hubby Michael (other owner . ;)  of 22 yrs is extremely supportive of my hobby. We both love the arts.  I enjoy creating layouts using  many different styles of scrapping. The internet is where I look for inspiration through sketches, color challenges and browsing some really talented ladies blogs.  I find it  fun to learn new techniques and follow trends. I’d like to think I am an ever evolving scrapper who loves using bright bold colors, textures and lots of embellishments to enhance the story being told on my page in a unique and creative way that keeps the viewer continually discovering new details every time they see one of my pieces. I also love to alter different mediums and create tags. I also make the occasional card.  I love everything paper or paper related.
Well there you have it!! All gorgeous,sweet and a talented bunch of ladies!!  Stay tuned for some amazing creations starting May 1st.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Love This Moment Layout- CE Guest DT at CSI case file 160

  Today I am sharing the layout I created for the guest spot at CSI Colorstoriesinspiration challenge site. Creative Embellishments is a sponsor there this month. I though the colors in the photo of my daughter in New York City were perfect for case file 160.
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First I will explain how I solved the case:
Evidence: map print (patterned papers), travel elements, frames,flowers, transparent item (the map heart is sort of transparent),metal,resin, chevron (stamped image),stamps.
Journal: I journaled about Kayla’s trip:
Tucked behind photo: It was Kaylas first trip to NYC. She took the boat ride to Ellis Island to get a tour of the Statue of Liberty. She had a blast.
The sketch: I turned the sketch on its side to the left.
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I stamped the distressed chevron image using gesso, the crackle image using faber castell in blue color and our distressed script using black ink stamp.
The globe was altered starting with a dark green faber castell big pitt pen. I then applied some turquoise lumiere paint to the longitude and latitude lines of the chippie. For the land pieces I TH mowed lawn , forest moss distress paints and dark green lumiere paint. Lastly I added a little black ink over to darken the green.
The out of this world frame was altered starting with a dark turqouise blue big pitt pen. I then dabbed a little turquoise lumiere  and TH white picket fence paint.
I altered the distressed heart with gesso as the base and turquoise lumiere paint.

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The title pieces love, this, and moment were all primed using black soot distress paint and then I dabbed with TH forest moss. Flourish 23 was altered with a little gesso.

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Thanks for taking the time to hop over here and check out my page.  Stop by daily to see what everyone creates for the CSI case files.
Distressed Crackle Stamp Distressed Chevron Stamp Distressed Script Stamp
Globes Out of this World Frame Happy Word Set
From This Moment   Distressed HeartsFlourish Set 23


Thursday, April 2, 2015

#fun Layout- Creative Embellishments

 Today I am sharing a layout I created of Jolie having fun in the snow with tons of  Creative Embellishments products. We had record snow falls and cold weather this year in Buffalo. She had a good time sledding with her big sister.
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I used both of our snowflake stamps on the background as well as our new twinkle stamp. I applied sapphire distress paint to the distress snowflake stamp, broken china to the grunge snowflake stamp and a blue faber castell pitt pen to the twinkle and stamped the images onto the background paper.
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I used the small snowflake and snowflake 2 frames and sort of layered one over the other further layering chipboard snowflakes. I altered both frames first applying a dark blue with a faber castell big pitt pen.I didn’t prime with gesso first this time. I tend not to when I want to achieve a darker look to the chipboard.  I then dabbed broken china , sapphire distress paints  and white gesso here and there over both frames. The snowflakes did have a base coat of gesso and I then applied TH  broken china and sapphire distress paints.
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Thanks for taking the time to stop by the blog today.
Chipboard Snowflakes Snowflakes Frame (Large)Snowflake Frame 2
Social Hash TagsTwinkle Stamp Grunge Snowflake Stamp
Snowflakes Stamp

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Challenge - Creative Embellishments

Happy April fools day!! :)   Wow we are already in the 4th month of the year. Times flying on by. 
Today I am sharing a canvas I created for the Creative Embellishments April Challenge. Please stop by their blog to see the rest of the amazing reveal.
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Challenge Rules:
>Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of April 1st  2015.
>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.
>Combining with other challenges is permitted.
PLEASE USE AT LEAST 1 OF  CE products on your projects.
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Well I think its pretty obvious how I was inspired by this challenge.  ;) I sort of replicated the image above in the background of this canvas.  I was on a fairy kick last month and I think it carried over a bit into the beginning of this month. :)  Let start with how I altered our large branch. I first applied heavy gesso to create texture and then applied color using TH vintage photo distress paint. I went over with a darker brown colored faber castell pitt pen in some areas for dimension. Lastly I added a little black ink for even more dimension and texture. For a fun spring feel I added flowers to the branches. The fairies were both altered similarly. I added white gesso to their bodies. The wings were altered using purple lumiere paint and TH sugar spun distress paint. I finished with purple and pink glitter to match the wings. Set 1 mushrooms were altered again using my go to TH paints. I started with antique linen , then layered vintage photo and black soot paints. I altered the Imagine title piece in two-tone. I used  turqouise and purple lumiere paints. I altered the new grass set using a dark green Faber Castell pitt pen and TH mowed lawn paint.
Below are a few close ups.


Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my blog.
We would love to see how you are inspired by this months challenge. Link your projects up at Creative Embellishments for a chance to win a $50.00 gift voucher.
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Believe Canvas- Creative Embellishments

Today I am sharing the 3rd canvas I made for my daughter Jolie using tons of Creative Embellishments products. I had a ton of fun creating these for her.
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I altered our mushroom set simply applying red brick TH distress paint to the top part of the mushrooms. I then added a little white with a gel pen to the engraved parts of the tops of the mushrooms. The bottom half was altered applying a light pink distress paint.  I altered the wood veneer mushrooms the same except I left the engraved parts as is.

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The fairy was altered using antique linen distress paint for the body and two different color pinks for the wings. TH picked picked raspberry and spun sugar distress paints. I then added pink glitter all over the body. The small fairy at the top was altered the same except the wing were altered using a purple lumiere paint and light purple glitter.
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The believe word was altered with spun sugar distress paint and pink glitter. The grass set was altered starting with a dark green faber castell big pitt  pen and mowed lawn distress paint. The cut apart tree border was altered the same as the grass pieces.
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The fairy door was altered starting with black soot paint. I wanted the paint to seep into the engraved parts of the image. After that dried I went over the door with red brick distress paint and a bright red acrylic paint. The door hinge was altered using pewter lumiere paint.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by our blog. Stop by tomorrow for our April challenge reveal.
Mushroom set 3Fairy Door Set 2 Grass Set
Mushrooms Tree border Inspire Word Set
Winter TreeFairy SetFairies