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



 

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Folio Notebook from Eileen Hull and Graphic 45's Elegance

Hello friends, I've had a chance to work with Eileen Hull's Folio dies again and I am loving them!!  I made the folio with pockets on both sides and a signature in the center.  The right pocket holds a little mini.



Facebook Live!

I will be doing a Facebook Live tutorial on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 4 PM EST to show you how to make the flowers using Eileen Hull's  Folio Page, Pocket & Flowers thinlit dies.  I'll also give you a flip through of this folio along with some helpful hints on folio assembly.  If you missed the Facebook Live, here's a link to the replay,  You will probably need to join the Eileen Hull Fan Club to view but that's easy!  Be sure to answer the questions when you ask to join.


Pocket on the left and right with a signature in the center.









The spine on this folio is about 2 1/2".  On the left side you can see the mandala die which is so gorgeous!!


Eileen Hull Designs Supplies



Other Supplies

Graphic 45 Elegance

Thanks for popping by!

Maggi xoxo











 

Monday, March 1, 2021

It's March, New Challenge at Creative Embellishments

Time for a new challenge at Creative Embellishments and we've got a great sketch for you this month for inspiration!  The twist is to use stitching on your project.





I used the sketch as a take off point for my layout, changing it as needed to work with my photos.




There are lots of words in the Creative Embellishments store that work well for titles.  The Vacation piece I used comes in a set of two, large and small vacation word.  To meet the twist, I used the Zigzag Stitch Border and the Cross Stitch Border chipboard pieces.  I used Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel on  all these pieces for color.





  The Palm Cluster Set  and the Palm Leaves 3 set work great under my flowers and add to the Florida look  of this layout. The leaves are colored with Lindy's mists.  

How to Enter the Challenge

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

Maggi xoxo

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Shaker Cards for Creative Embellishments

Creative Embellishments has a great selection of shakers that work so well for card making and other projects too!  Today, I have two shaker cards to share with you.  

Here's a great card for the coming summer and beach time! I used the Lighthouse Shaker Set, Seagrass, and an ATC coin from the Sea set on this card made with Graphic 45's By the Sea collection.




 The lighthouse is painted with acrylic paints and filled with sequins from Buttons Galore.





I painted the Seagrass withLindy's mist and glued it to the front of the Lighthouse Shaker.  Then I framed the sailor image with an ATC coin from the Sea ATC 




Unlike many of my dimensional cards, this one can be mailed in an envelope!




You can never make too many Christmas cards right?  Here's a fun one I made for my dear friend, Eileen Hull.  She has a travel trailer that looks a lot like this one.  I painted it with acrylic paints to match hers and decorated it with a wired ribbon thing and then added red stickles to mimic holly berries.  




I painted it with acrylic paints and decorated it with a wired ribbon thingy and added red stickles to mimic holly berries. 




In the upper left corner I used the Berry Wreath and heat embossed it.  Again, I used red stickles to make holly berries and added a couple of festive poinsettias.  I heat embossed the Merry Christmas words and placed in the center of the wreath to complete the look.



This is a step card so it stands nicely to display.



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.



From the Creative Embellishments Store





Thanks so much for stopping by!
Maggi xoxo


















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