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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Heritage Layout for Creative Embellishments

Creative Embellishments has some fabulous doilies that can be used in so many ways.  On this layout, I used a doily to frame a photo of my parents when they were teenagers and not yet married.  Love how this looks!





The paper I used is so pretty, I decided to just go with the single sheet and let the chipboard take center stage.   I did add some stenciled on small circles with a stencil from Creative Embellishments.  There are some great stencils in the store, check them out here .





I layered a title chippy, Love, over the doily chippy that I heat embossed.  The doily has a light coat of white gesso over it.



Of course, the finishing touch is flowers, a favorite bloom from Petaloo.  Sigh, I really miss Petaloo flowers!



White Gesso


Thanks for stopping by today.  Be sure to enter our monthly challenge, you could win a gift certificate!


How to Enter the Challenge

*Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of July 1st, 2021.
*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 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 inlinkz tool below to be eligible for the prize. You have until the last day of each month 11:55 pm eastern time to enter.
*Simply add a link to your 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.
*WINNERS will have 2 weeks to claim their prize. (Shipping not included) 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.



xoxo Maggi




Monday, July 12, 2021

My Best Friends, Layout for Creative Embellishments

I created this layout for Creative Embellishments using Graphic 45's new Well Groomed Collection.  Love the collection but I am disappointed there are no poodle images!  After all, what is more groomed than a poodle?  😄😊

Nika is the older of the 2 and she usually sits in the chair and the other, Tisha, has a nice dog bed.  Well on this day, Tisha decided she wanted the chair.  She got in the chair stepping on Nika and then sat right down on top of poor Nika!  Dear Nika is such a sweet soul, she got down and let Tisha have the chair.  That's the way everything goes between those two.  Tisha's nickname is Me-me.  Why?  Because it's all about Me  (Tisha).  



I used the Muddy Paws stencil to add some paw prints on my layout using black modeling paste.




Friends Fur-ever is a great title piece and comes with the red heart.  I heat embossed both the words and the heart.  The bone is so cool, it is black acrylic from Creative Embellishments.




I tucked a couple of the acrylic bones into the floral cluster.  Can you spot them?





Supplies from Creative Embellishments



Other Supplies
Graphic 45 Well Groomed Collection
Stampendous Aged Black Embossing Enamel
Ranger Antiquities Chinese Red Embossing Powder


HOW TO ENTER THE CHALLENGE

Be sure to check out the monthly challenge on the Creative Embellishments Blog because you could win a great gift certificate to the store! To find the monthly challenges just click on the pink search icon on the upper right side of the page and enter “challenge” in the search box and the challenges will pop up.


 Here are the rules:

  • Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of  July 1st, 2021.
  • 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 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 inlinkz tool below to be eligible for the prize. You have until the last day of each month 11:55 pm eastern time to enter.
  • Simply add a link to your 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.
  • One lucky randomly drawn entry will get a $25 gift voucher to our store. (Shipping not included)
  • 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.


xoxo Maggi




 

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Vintage Flower Truck for Eileen Hull Designs for Sizzix

 This little vintage truck is absolutely adorable and all of Eileen Hull's design team is crazy about it!  I've recorded a process video for you down below.

I forgot to mention in the video that I use adhesive sheets to adhere my paper to my mat board.  I like how easy that is to use and that you get full coverage glue down.












Supplies



Thanks for your visit!


Maggi xoxo

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Blog Hop with Eileen Hull

Welcome to the Eileen Hull Designs Blog Hop where the design team is showcasing Eileen's new release. Celebrate every day with these versatile Chapter 3 Sizzix dies! Although themed as a holiday collection, just think of how many ways you can decorate these dies to celebrate every season of the year, simply by changing out the paper and colors!



The Truck and Camper (released earlier) pair are a match made in heaven. Set it on the mantel, (paired with the Camper die!), hang on the tree, fill with treats or create your holiday cards with them. The Ornament Box may be used several ways- use the circle shapes separately as ornaments or build up the sides and add treats, snacks and gifts. Decorate the box with elements from the Thinlits Wreath & Snowflake dies or use those elements in your journals, tags, pages and pockets! 

Make sure to check out all the designers' blogs (list below) to see all of the fabulous samples created by the team. I know you will be as inspired as I am!
 
There is a GIVEAWAY too! Leave a comment on each of the designers' blog posts and you will be entered to win one of the new dies! An additional die will be given to someone who attends and comments in the Release Party Facebook Live.
 
AND join us for the Chapter 3 Release Party, where team members from around the world will share their projects! The Release Party will be on Facebook Live on Thursday, July 1 at 12:00 Eastern time. You will find the video on @Eileen Hull Designs Facebook Page. Thanks for joining us!


My Project

I decided to go with a different season.  I thought these ghosts needed a truck and travel trailer!  😄👻👻  The two pieces make such an adorable pairing!



Here's a closer look at the truck.  It is open inside so you can fill it with candy, a small gift, whatever you like!  

This little travel trailer is so adorable!  It's also open in the middle so it can be filled with goodies too!

Creative Embellishments July Challenge

It's the first of July and time for another challenge at Creative Embellishments.  This month the twist is to use a stamped image on your project.  Here's the inspiration photo. 





I love the Grunge Heart Corner stamp and chippy and thought it would make a fun art panel paired with a Bigger Back Chat quote from Dyan Reaveley.   I purposely created a dichotomy of design by using pretty romantic paper as the background and then using grunge pieces to embellish.  For all you single gals out there, the quote is right on isn't it?


I layered up 3 hearts to get my effect beginning with a Heart Doodle Frame on the bottom, topped with the Grunge Heart Corner chipboard piece.  I stamped the Grunge Heart Corner stamp onto mixed media paper and colored it with watercolor pencils, fussy cut and used foam tape to pop up over the Grunge Heart chippy.

I used embossing enamel on all the chipboard pieces.




I also stamped on the background with the Hearts Stamp.   To add to the grunge effect I used Distressed Checker Pieces on the left side of the tag. 



In this photo you can see the layers of hearts .


Products from Creatie Embellishments



Other Products
Stampendous Embossing Enamel - Aged Black, Aged Ivory, Aged Gold



How to Enter the Challenge

*Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of July 1st, 2021.
*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 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 inlinkz tool below to be eligible for the prize. You have until the last day of each month 11:55 pm eastern time to enter.
*Simply add a link to your 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.
*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.

Thanks for stopping by!





Monday, June 21, 2021

Becca Feeken Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes from Spellbinders

I have two new beautiful die sets, Beautiful Sentiments Vignettes, from Becca Feeken to share with you today.


First I went the traditional route and made a card with this beautiful set.  It's so elegant!  This is a simple card, I just mounted the die cuts on white card and mounted on a patterned card base. 




To embellish, I added a simple fussy-cut hat on the left with 3 small flowers.



I used Stamperia's Grand Hotel paper collection for the card base and fussy cut hat.  The right card side is  1.25" wider than the left side to add some extra color to the front when it is folded flat.






For a different spin on these beautiful dies, I made a layout using the Heartfelt Thanks Vignette dies as a frame to hold 2 photos on an 8 x 8 layout.  The paper is Graphic 45's Dreamland.




In this photo, you can really see the detailin the die-cuts. Instead of using the frame in the vertical position, I used it horizontally.







There are so many pretty vignettes in this collection.  You can see them here.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Maggi xoxo

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Wildlife on our Road Trip Layout

 Drving the Alaska Highway is an amazing experience for all the wild life you will see, especially in British Columbia.  This is just a small sample of all the animals we saw.





I used circle frames to highlight my photos.  They are just inked with Distress Ink.  In the center I made a tag enumerating the animals we saw over a 2 day period.  If you are wondering how I get the wording on the tag, I print onto transparency paper and then glue to the paper.




At the top, I used the Pinecone border that is also inked with Distress Ink.




I used two different word sets for the title.  Both are heat embossed with embossing powder.  





Supplies from Creative Embellishments






Other Supplies

Stamperia Forest Paper Collection

Donna Salazar Truffle Embossing Powder

Emerald Creek Baked Texture Embossing Powder - Dirty Sand

Distress Ink - Walnut Stain



HOW TO ENTER THE CHALLENGE


Be sure to check out the monthly challenge on the Creative Embellishments Blog because you could win a great gift certificate to the store! To find the monthly challenges just click on the pink search icon on the upper right side of the page and enter “challenge” in the search box and the challenges will pop up.


 Here are the rules:

  • Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of  June 1st, 2021.
  • 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 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 inlinkz tool below to be eligible for the prize. You have until the last day of each month 11:55 pm eastern time to enter.
  • Simply add a link to your 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.
  • 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.


xoxo Maggi



Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Eileen Hull Designs Travel Journal "Adventure"

It's vacation time!  Hurray!  I' so glad to see some semblance of normal slowing returning to the world; it seems that everyone has cabin fever and is planning a vacation for the year.  

Since we are heading out west in our motorhome, I wanted a journal to make notes about campgrounds we stay in and a daily diary.  





I recorded a video to show you how to make the closure and how to make a couple of the pages inside.





I used Eileen's Book Binding Die to add two special pages to my jounal.   

On the inside front cover is a vertical tuck pocket.  On the right side is a pocket made using Eileen's Notebook Pocket XL Die.  I changed it up a bit and made the pocket flat.  I'll probably slip some note paper in there.




The 2nd page on the left below is actually an envelope where I stuff receipts, tickets and that sort of thing.  Since it has a flap that is secured with a magnet, I don't have to worry about losing things.  (See how to make this page in the video.)

The right page is just open tuck spots that are great for reminders, grocery list etc.





I made two signatures for my journal and they are secured with elastic bands.  I will use one signature to do daily journaling and the other I will use to make campground notes.  (I purchased the signatures and adhered design paper to the covers.)




In this photo you can see part of the velcro closure.  I made a similar notebook for our travels in 2019 and used the velcro closure.  It worked out quite well.


Supplies







Graphic 45 World's Fair Collection

Graphic 45 Staples - Keyhole

Scor-tape 1/2"

8 1/2" x11" Cardstock

Tombow Fastener Tabs


Thanks so much for stopping by today, I appreciate it!  Be sure to visit Eileen's blog for lots of inspiration and fun ideas from Eileen and her design team.

Maggi xoxo


Friday, June 4, 2021

Road Trip Layout for Creative Embellishments

I love a road trip and this layout is all about our trip to Alaska in 2019.  We drove from our home in Tennessee all the way!  The highlight of the drive is the Alaska Highway and the photos here show the beginning and ending of the highway.  Once again I am using a flat format so this page will actually fit into a scrapbook!



Every good layout needs a title right?  I heat embossed this Creative Embellishment word set  with detail black embossing powder.  I think black is a perfect accent color on this page.




I used Stamp Frames that are also heat embossed with the cut-apart and map.



Now I'm having a good chuckle as I wanted to be sure to include the length of the Highway and looked it up on several sources, 1,387 miles.  And...I just noticed that it is printed on the map, 1,390 miles. HA! Well then, there is a perfectly good explanation for the discrepancy.  You see, they are always working on the Highway and straightening it out which changes the length of the Highway from time to time!

Just a little history.  The Alaska Highway was built during WW II in 8 months and at the time it was 1700 miles long.  It was quite an engineering feat and is a testimony to the diligence of those involved in building it.  They faced seemingly unsurmountable problems, yet they perservered.  The road used to be a twisty, gravel road.  But today, it is a nice drive, with the only problem being the occasional frost heave in the northern parts and the never ending road construction!




Products from Creative Embellishments



Othe Products

Graphic 45's Life's A Journey Collection





Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Time for a New Challenge at Creative Embellishments

Welcome to another fun challenge for Creative Embellishments.  This is the inspiration photo and the twist is to add gears to your project.




I was inspired by the colors and clocks in this photo so I created a large tag using Stamperia's Clockwise paper and rice paper collections.  

I covered the bottom of the tag with rice paper using clear gel to adhere it. 




To meet the twist, I added acrylic gears from Creative Embellishments.  I used black gears and then highlighted with  Sizzix Rose Gold Wax.  I love the effect that created!  The acrylic gears really stand out because they are so thick at 1/8".  



I like the look of a dimensional tag so I gave this one a wrinkle and used foam tape to hold it's shape.  Again I used stacked acrylic gears.



Products from Creatie Embellishments



Other Products

Stamperia Clockwise Paper Collection
Stamperia Clockwise Rice Paper


How to Enter the Challenge

*Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of June 1st, 2021.
*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 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 inlinkz tool below to be eligible for the prize. You have until the last day of each month 11:55 pm eastern time to enter.
*Simply add a link to your 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.
*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.

Thanks for stopping by!





 

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