Saturday, May 1, 2021

Getting Really Bright with the May Creative Embellishments Challenge!

 Time for a new challenge and I loved this one.  The moment I saw the inspiration photo, I knew exactly what paper and chippy I was using!  The twist is to repeat a pattern.



I didn't have a photo that worked with my Graphic 45 Kaleidoscope papers so I decided to do an inspiration piece using an ephemera card. My repeated pattern is the elephant background paper and the elephant chippy.




I adore Creative Embellishments' Elephant Border.  I painted them grey with chalk board paint.  Then I thought they'd be cute with floral collars. Tiny flowers from Little Birdie did the trick!



As usual, I needed some flowers to complete my look.  I used large corner flourishes underneath the flowers.  I painted the flourishes orange and then misted with a bright flourescent mist from Lindy's.



I can't wait to see your take on the inspiration photo!



Products from Creative Embellishments




Other Products

Graphic 45 Kaleidoscope Collection
Little Birdie Grey Chalkboard Paint
Little Birdie Flowers
Lindy's Tiger Lily Red Starburst Mist



How to Enter the Challenge

*Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of May 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.


Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Eileen Hull’s New Travel Trailer Die

I am loving this adorable tretro camper that Eileen designed!  I decided to put a really feminie spin on it and made it pink!


 

I used a fun new product from Sizzix, Decorative Foil Sheets, to make the silver part of the camper.  I can see lots of possbilities with this and I'll try to get a tutorial for you soon.  In the meantime, all I did, was cut an adhesive sheet to size, then I just adhered the foil sheet to the adhesive, ran it through my machine with an embossing folder and then die-cut.  Couln't be easier!



 The inside is perfect for holding lots of things, I put my motorhome keys in it!  But it could hold a small gift for a camping friend, and then, there's always chocolate, right?

Little bits of lace and of course a flower, complete this feminine look!



Products






Thanks for stopping by!  Maggi xoxo

 

Monday, April 26, 2021

Spellbinders' Wistful Window Etched Dies from Stained Glass Bouquet Collection by Becca Feeken

 It's no secret that I love to make tags, especially large tags!  I've used two great die sets by Becca Feeken to fashion this frilly tag.


Wistful Window Etched Dies from Stained Glass Bouquet Collection




The window frames included in this set worked so well with the large (5.5" x 10") Creative Embellishments tag that I used for the base.  I framed up a cut-apart from the Graphic 45 Elegance Collection.  Wouldn't this make a nice accent piece is a frilly pink powder room?




In this closeup you can really see the pretty details in the window frames.  There are a lot of possibilities for this die, you could back the frame with colored papers and make a stained glass window.




Along with the Wistful Window die, I used the fans and leaves from the Transom die set to add greenery to my tag.
 
Fan Flower Transom Etched Dies from Stained Glass Bouquet Collection



I die cut leaves to use around the flowers.  I love that the die set comes with a cut out leaf to layer over the basic leaf to give the leaves vein details.  I also added some Lindy's mist to the leaves so they would sparkle and have dimensional color.




I tucked a couple of the fans at the top, just because I thought they were pretty!


Thanks for visiting!!

You can see all the dies in Becca's Stained Glass Copllection here:

Products Used to Create this Tag:



Fan Flower Transom Etched Dies from Stained Glass Bouquet Collection by Becca Feeken



Hug Snug Seam Binding - Pink Salmon

Black String Beads - Hobby Lobby









Sunday, April 25, 2021

Spellbinders Stained Glass Collection - Fan Flower Transom by Becca Feeken

 I am so excited that Spellbinders invited me to create with some of their great dies!  I have chosen dies from Becca Feeken's Stained Glass Bouquet for my first projects.

I used this great die set to make a layout with Graphic 45's Dreamland Collection.  I know, you might look at this die set and think card, but, think outside the box!  How about using it to frame up a photo on a layout?






I die-cut two transoms and placed one at the top and one at the bottom to frame up my photo.  I think it makes a great frame look and draws the eye to the photo.



The die set also includes leaf and fan shapes. I backed the center with a fan die cut to add some interest and contrasting color to the transom.  To finish it off, I added a Creative Embellishments chipboard work title heat embossed with Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel.


Thanks for visiting me today, I appreciate it so much!

You can see all the dies in Becca's Stained Glass Copllection here:


Supplies Used to Create this Layout:

Fan Flower Transom Etched Dies from Stained Glass Bouquet Collection by Becca Feeken

Graphic 45 Dreamland Collection

Small Family Border Word Set









Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Layout for Creative Embellishments

 Hi friends!   There's nothing in the world like friends and I am sure missing my scrappy buddies!  Because of Covid we missed our annual get-together last year.  We are really looking forward to our reunion this year!  

So, I thought a page remembering some good times was in order.  I used some delightful chippies from Creative Embellishments and Carta Bella Farmhouse Market papers to make up this layout.





I love using chipboard flourishes under my flowers and I've used 2 different ones here.  I used two colors of embossing enamel to color these.  First I used a base coat of Aged Green, after that cooled I added some Shabby Green randomly over top the Aged Green.  I think it's a great effect!




The title is just one coat of Aged Green Embossing Enamel.  There's nothing like true friends, they are our earth angels aren't they?



Supplies from Creative Embellishments


Other Supplies
Carta Bella Farmhouse Market
Stampendous Aged Green Embosing Enamel
Stampendous Shabby Green Embosing Enamel


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 April 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 visiting today!!

Maggi

xoxo

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Eileen Hull Blog Hop featuring new Chapter 2 Release!

Welcome to our Chapter 2 Release Party! Today we are sharing Folio Journal accessory dies- the Waterfall & Tags and Book Binding dies and the new Bigz L Camper ScoreBoards die! But don't be limited to keeping them in a book- you can also use these elements in different size journals, cards and layouts!
Check out all the different ways to use these dies on our Blog Hop. Click through and leave a comment on each of the designers' posts and be eligible to win a $25 gift certificate in Eileen's Etsy Shop!
Join us on Facebook Live and YouTube Live for an up close and personal look at the team's projects. I will also demo how to use the dies during the show. Really hope you can join us for this fun event- prepare to be surprised🙂. Thanks for joining us ❤


You should have come here from Sue Eldred's blog.  If not take a look at the list at the bottom of this post and go back to Eileen's blog to start the hop.


Take a look at these great new dies from Eileen!




This is my favorite release by far!!  Why?  Well I just love the versatile Bookbinding Die as it allows you to make gorgeous journals without using elastic.  I love the way the pages fit when pages are attached to an insert.  Be sure to watch the release party video so you can see what I'm talking about.

I used the perfectly sized Pocket Notebook to make this spring journal.  The pape is Carta Bella Farmhouse Market.  I love its spring colors!

I  started my project by making the covers with cardstock.  That way I didn't have to worry about patterns and all that!  Then I layered up the front cover with design papers, ephemera, and of course, handmade flowers!  (Here's a link to the playback of a FAcebook Live I did showing how to make flowers.)


I took a thin piece of chipboard, covered it with design paper, and adhered it to the  spine so that the overlapping book spines don't show.  I think that gives the book a really finished look.


The inside is just a really pretty explosion of color across my pages.



On the right side you can see a waterfall page I made with Eileen's new Card, Waterfall and Tags Thinlets set.  I love having a die to cut my pages so that I don't have to worry about getting the pages all sized just right.



Here you can see a tag I made with the same waterfall die set.  The tag is the perfect size to use in all of Eileen's journals.  AND the cool thing is that the tag is a set of 3!  This is the largest of the 3.

I just be you're going to love these dies as much as I do!  Here's a list of everything I used to make this journal.

Eileen Hull Designs Dies by Sizzix



Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 2PK - Bookbinding & Label


Other Supplies

Carta Bella Farmhouse Market

Distress Ink - Vintage Photo

Pink Salmon Seam Binding

Cardstock (sorry I don;t know the color)


Now hop on over to Lisa Hoel's blog to see her wonderful creation.


Here's the blog hop list. 










Maggi Harding You're here!







Sunday, April 4, 2021

Simple Layout for Creative Embellishments

I'm back with another simple layout using Creative Embellishments chipboard to give my layout a little pizazz!   This is an 8 x 8" layout so there's not a lot of extra room for embellies.  I like using collaged photos on these smaller layouts..  Here I've use 5 photos to show how this sweet baby is growing!

  I used 2 page corners heat embossed with my favorite embossing enamel, Stampendous Aged Ivory over some simple layered papers.



I used two words from the Girl Word Set for my title, again heat embossed.  These words are a great size for titles.






Pretty page corners draw the eye to the photos.







Supplies from Creative Embellishments


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 April 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 visiting today!!

Maggi

xoxo



Friday, April 2, 2021

Big Tag for Creative Embellishments


Loving bright colors right now and these snarky comments from Tim Holtz!   This is a large tag that I made for Creative Embellishments.  The tag is a great size at 5.5" x 10".

I used houndstooth checked paper as the background and then layered over bright pink which I stamped with a distress brick stamp.






The image is a Dyan Reaveley stamp that I colored with markers and then fussy cut.  Behind her head I used a circle frame that I heat embossed with bright green embossing powder and then detailed with Stickles.  Think of it as a funky halo!
 


I used part of a floral lace border down the side.  It is heat embossed with Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel from Stampendous.



Supplies from Creative Embellishments

Large Tags

Circle Doodle Frames

Floral Lace Border

Distressed Brick Stamp


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 April 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 visiting today!!

Maggi

xoxo




Saturday, March 27, 2021

Funky Big Talk Canvas for Creative Embellishments


I'm feeling funky today and had a need to break out of my norm so here we are with a wildly colorful canvas that I did for Creative Embellishments.

 The bright background was created on an art canvas by misting with water and then adding sprinkles of Ken Oliver Color Burst Powder.  I love how the powders pop and spread creating such unique patterns.


This is a Creative Embellishments Star Frame.  The frame is heat embossed.  I used Color Burst Powders on mixed media paper and framed that to make the stars stand out.


This is a Creative Embellishments Grunge Corner, also heat embossed.  I thought it made a cool platform for my funky girl to stand on!  You can also see in this photo the stamping I did with CE's Distress Circle Stamp and paint.




Dyan Reaveley has so many funky and fun stamp sets and the image here is from the Crown of Roses set.  I stamped the image on mixed media paper, colored it with markers and then fussy cut it.




AND, because I sometimes feel so snarky, I had to use a couple of quotes from Tim Holtz's Big Talk stickers.  I think it all works so well together!



Thanks for stopping by today, be sure and check out all the great chipboard, stamps, stencils and flair at the Creative Embellishments store/




Other Supplies
Ranger Antiquities Turquoise Embossing Powder.
Ken Oliver Color Burst
Dyan Reavely Crown of Roses Stamp Set
Marvy Uchida Markers
Tombow Markers
8 x 10 Art Canvas
Tim Holtz Big Talk Sticker
 

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 December 1st, 2020.
  • 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 visiting today!!

Maggi

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Layout for Creative Embellishments

My parents in their younger years scrapped with Creative Embellishments chipboard and Graphic 45's new Elegance paper collection.




 I used a Creative Embellishments frame finished with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel to draw attention to the photo.




Creative Embellishments has so many great words and word sets.  I heat embossed the frame and love word with Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel.



I almost always put flowers on my layouts and I really love to put chipboard leaves and flourishes underneath them.  I've used chipboard leaves along with the leaves that are on the flowers for these floral clusters.  The chipboard is colored with Lindy's mists.





From the Creative Embellishments Store


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 December 1st, 2020.
  • 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 visiting today!!

Maggi


xoxo



 

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