May 25, 2017

Best Friends - CE daily

Hi fellow scrappers..
I'm here to share a mixed media style layout I created as my design team project for Creative Embellishments using some of the great chippies from the Creative Embellishments store.. Unfortunately we had small casualty during the creation of this layout, I ended up decapitating a unicorn for my layout :) LOL
Here is my layout:
*My daughter loves her horses (she actually does not own one of her own), but frequently rents a horse.. Which means, she is responsible for that horses well being and she goes to the stables on a daily basis.. Proud mom moment for sure..
I adore the Best Friends border words, I used the "best friends" for the bottom of my layout..
How about a few close ups and some details:
 for the background, I used a stencil and some texture paste, lots of inks in several colors and used the distressed Script stamp for some added detail.. I also love the wood veneer leaves and wanted to show case those on my layout.. Flowers are all by Iamroses..    
 I also used the picket fence chippie, by cutting it in half and painting it white, tucking half behind both photo mats.
I love art stones by Finnabear, I colored some using green paint mixed with a little bit of water and the flat back pearls I colored with copic markers to match my layout..
Thank you for stopping by today.. Till next time.

Here are the chippies I used to create my layout:


May 15, 2017

Adore-CE daily

Hi fellow scrappers..  I'm here to share a cute layout I created as my design team project for Creative Embellishments using some of my favorite 7Dots papers and of course, Creative Embellishment chippies and stamps..  I decided to use a photo of my daughters adopted fur ball and came up with this design:

I used lots of fun chippies to create my layout and for the background, I used several background stamps by CE: 

She is just such a special pup, sweet as can be..
All of the chipboard elements I colored using my black Archival ink pad.. I just rubbed it all over the chippies and then rubbed a little blue Inka gold paint on the edges.. 

I added the crown because her name is Princess :)  
The little bubble panel I cut up into a few pieces, tucked it behind my papers. Added a few white flat back pearls which I colored with my copic marker to match my colors..

All of the flowers and leaves I used are Petaloo and I am roses..

Thank you for stopping by today..
Till next time

here are the stamps I used:



and the chippies I used:


Family word set            

May 1, 2017

May challenge reveal-Creative Embellishments

Hi fellow scrappers..
I can not believe we are already in May of this year.. Its just crazy how fast time flies.. But with a new month comes a new photo inspiration challenge for us girls over at Creative Embellishments and this month it was pretty fun.. 

I decided to scrap an older photo of my son Adam and I as we were celebrating Mayday back in 1998 if I remember correctly.. It's funny to see him being so small since now a days he is pushing 6 ft..LOL

Here is my take on this months challenge:

Here is our inspiration photo:

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Lots of fun colors and images to choose from..

I actually chose to use the music and the hearts for my inspiration, so I used the "Make your own music" stencil and some textured past to create my background, also using the Distressed Script stamp and my black Archival ink pad by Ranger..

here you can get a better look at the musical notes I added with the textured paste.. I decided to keep them white, since they pop better off of the background paper.

I added some hearts here and there, plus the words Live, Love and Laugh from the Happy Word set to my layout..

I used the Musical notes border chippies to add a border to my layout.. It's a two piece set, so it can be tucked under your photo with ease.. I rubbed with distress ink in Evergreen Bough, which is the ink that I rubbed in the background along with Vintage photo..
added some of the smaller hearts from the Heart set to this corner of my photo and all of the flowers and leaves that I used are by I am Roses..

thank you for stopping by today and checking out my layout 
do stop by Creative Embellishments and join our challenge this month..
there are some amazing prizes to win :)

Here are the chippies, stamps and stencil that I used to create my layout:


Hearts set                              Happy words set

April 25, 2017

Imagine mini album-CE daily

Hi fellow scrappers..
I'm here to share a 4x6 chipboard mini album I created for my daughter as my design team project for Creative Embellishments..  
She recently rescued a dog from Spain that was being used as a puppy factory..  We love to rescue animals and have been doing it for as long as I can remember, I am just glad that I have taught those values to my kids..
here is the chipboard album I created:
I used 7 Dots The Queens Heart papers for my mini..
It's the 6x6 collection and the 12x12 tag set.. For the cover, I added some glossy accents to the words that were on the paper, making them pop off of the cover and then I used some flowers by I am Roses, gems, Prima Mica-flakes in black, metal trinket, a flourish and wood veneer butterflies from the CE store. I also used the Distressed Script rubber stamp to add some delicate detail to the paper.. I love the look it gave my cover.
As you flip through the album, there are lots of spot for photos and journaling.. I did not have that many photos of her pup just yet, so added what I had and will allow her to add more as she takes photos..
Everyone this is Princess.. Princess, this is everyone..LOL
She is the sweetest pup and just loves to smother you in wet sloppy kisses..
I created all of the non chipboard embellishments myself.  I was unable to find anything to go with this paper line (other than the tags) since its an older set, so used my Silhouette Cameo to print and cut some sentiments, titles, arrows etc.
I used some of the left over flowers and butterflies from our cross promo blog hop with Petaloo. Then cut up some left over circle background I had left over from previous projects.. These 6x6 background panels go a long way, I think I've used the small circles panel on 3 or 4 different projects..
Here she is making herself at home..LOL
I Kept this page semi simple.. just a few mini circle pieces I cut from the 6x6 panel, glued down a tag and a butterfly that came with the tag set.  Added a few small flowers from the petaloo flower set and some pink gems.
My daughter also has a cat, who was not happy with the dog showing up..LOL  She said he stayed up on the counter for a few days before being brave enough to get closer to the dog.. They are great friends now though...
I once again continued with the small panels and the flowers.. just keeping it the same as the others, I did how ever add a chipboard word to this page..Always! Hoping they will remain friends always :)
thank you for stopping by today and taking a look at my project..
Till next time
here are the chipboard and wood veneer embellishments I used to create my project:
flourish                                                   butterflies
mini circle panel                                         Old script rubber stamp

April 13, 2017

Adventure- CE daily

Hi fellow scrappers... 
I'm here to share a fun travel themed layout I created as my design team project for Creative Embellishments, using an old photo of myself that was taken by my daughter on our very first trip back to the States since we had moved to Finland back in 1996.. I think the photo was taken in 2008 and we got to spend 5 glorious weeks with our family and friends in Florida and in Iowa... Wow! those chairs were bright..LOL
Here the layout I created:

I love that chipboard plane, sets off my layout perfectly :) 

I used some of the arrows on my layout from arrows chipboard set..
Love the fact that I get to point at things on my layout :) The small letters on the side are from the Basic alphabet set..I get a lot of use out of that set..

the globe is definitely a favorite of mine.. I trimmed it just a bit and so I was able to have parts of it on top of my photo mats..
I also used some of the small circles background panel to tuck in under my photo mat.. that is a great element and goes a long way.

I used one of the film strips for the bottom corner of my layout.. I cut it in half, and tucked it behind some of the flowers..
all of the chipboard elements were painted with brown paint and then I added some drops of white paint, which is by Ranger.
The background stamp I used is the distressed checkered by Creative Embellishments
Thank you for stopping by today..
Till next time

here are the chippies I used to create my layout:
Airplane set                                     Globe 6"

Adventure set                                  Mini circle panel

Arrow Banners                                     Distressed checkered stamp

April 8, 2017

CE and Petaloo cross promo hop

Hi everyone.. 
I created a "Mommy to be" page of my daughter who is expecting her first baby as my design team project for our cross promo blog hop for Creative Embellishments and Petaloo.. 

I just found out about a month ago and it's been an exciting journey for both of us so far..  I wanted to capture this moment by adding several photos to my layout.. One of my daughter and then of course her positive pregnancy test :)

I used lots of Creative Embellishment goodies on my layout, I cut the fancy rectangle frame into four pieces, which I was able to cover several corners with it, I then used half of the heart lace border, tucking it under my photo and above my flower cluster.

Adding a leaf flourish which I painted several different shades of green and rubbing some gold on the edges..

 my title which is in the Magical word set, under the flowers I added the little zipper from the zipper set,

a few feathers from the feather set and finally a swirly arrow from the arrow banner set..
All of the chipboard elements are painted white with some green tones added to the edges, finally rubbed with Inka Gold . 

All of the flowers,leaves and butterflies I used are the new Darjeeling collection by Petaloo: Garden RosetteMini Butterflies( tea stained pink) and Petites (teastained pink).

Thanks for stopping by today..
Till next time

Recipe Mini for Daughters Friend Sini..