Saturday, September 15, 2018

Creative Embellishments 5th Birthday Bash!

Hello friends! Today Creative Embellishments is celebrating their 5th birthday with a fun online crop! There will be a total of 7 challenges plus a bonus prize! Please join us on the Creative Embellishments Fan page on Facebook for this celebration and all the challenges.

Use of CE product that weekend is NOT required to enter the challenges, so feel free to play along! However if we will have a bonus prize post where everyone who did create a project for the crop using CE products You can win a gift voucher of $30 to the Creative Embellishments Store!

Please join me with a fun mood board and recipe challenge. For this challenge you can use anything in the photo that inspires you, Lace, Flowers Colors, even the dog bed under the bench.
The chipboard pieces I used are Creative Embellishments Flourish Dragonflies, Fall Frame 2 and Fall Leave Corners.

Entries have to be in by midnight September 17th (technically 12 am ET)

I created a quick video of this project if you would like to follow along or try some new techniques.

Here's a quick look at what I'll be giving away for this challenge!there will be additional prizes available and each designer has a nice chipboard bundle to give away!
This prize package is loaded with romantic fantasy fairies and flourishes!

You also have a chance at this prize, so get creating and be sure to leave me a comment or a follow!

As always thanks for stopping by my blog today and don't forget to leave me a comment!  
Hope to see your beautiful projects on our facebook page

Monday, September 10, 2018

Own Your Dreams

Hello friends and welcome to my blog!  Today I'm sharing a layout I made for the 
Creative Embellishments Chipboard design team.   This beautiful chipboard brings out home for me.  Living in Wyoming I am exposed to the rustic way of  life.  Some of my favorite things are old trucks and Turquoise jewelry.  Turquoise is my favorite color and if you were to get to know me you would see that in my everyday life.  I wear a lot of turquoise and I even decorate my house in turquoise.  My scrapbook room is decorated with turquoise decor and my great room and kitchen, spare bedroom and many other aspects of my life are turquoise.  It inspires me everyday! 
This layout represents a couple of things I love the most, turquoise jewelry and rustic old trucks. 

To embellish this layout I used the Arrow Frame and the Dreamcatcher 1  to give it that Native feel.

To alter the chipboard I used Patina Effect Paste by Prima.  I added some adhesive jewels to the  Dreamcatcher 1.

The same effect was used on the Arrow Frame.

I hope  you always follow your dreams and as always thanks for stopping by my blog!!

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Creative Embellishments September Challenge

Hello Friends!  Welcome to my blog.  Today I'm sharing a fun challenge with you, be sure to come play along for a chance to wind a great package of chipboard! This challenge is one of my favorites!  It inspires you to get out and discover something interesting or just get out and have a date with your camera.  I chose the latter.  I was also inspired by the rustic colors and tried to incorporate those on my chipboard and background.

Our city just built a beautiful botanic garden so I thought I'd venture there and see what I could find.  I never made it into the building because I discovered a beautiful Fall butterfly garden.  There were hundreds of butterflies flying around, some plants had 20 or more on them.  I took lots of photos but this one was one of my favorites.  I'll be sharing more in the weeks to come. 

 To embellish this beautiful photo I used several pieces of chipboard from the Creative Embellishments Store.  I started off with the Arched Door Set 2
Berries and Berry Branches and of course you have to have Butterflies set of 5!!!  To colors these chipboard I pieces I used colored ink in yellows and greens and browns. I added some copper wax to the top and then inked them up with Versa Mark and added clear embossing powder to give them some gloss.

As always thanks for stopping by my blog today! Be sure to stop by the Creative Embellishments blog for more inspiration on the challenge and to play along with a chance win some fabulous chipboard!!

Until next time!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Dreaming of Pink Ballet Slippers

Hello friends!  Today I'm sharing a layout with you that I created for the 
Creative Embellishments Team. 
When I was a little girl I always wanted to take ballet lessons.  
My predicament was that I was painfully shy, you'd never know that today!  
Instead of ballet I learned to twirl a baton. 
So I thought I'd create a layout of one of my dreams. 

The chipboard pieces I chose to embellish this layout are 

To alter my chipboard I started out by painting with Gold acrylic paint.

 I added a coat of pink.

 To add some interest I coated it all with Opal Magic. This paint is very opalescent as the name says and gives it such an interesting look.

For my final step I added Metallique Wax Rub.

Thanks for indulging my dreams and as always,
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

For more inspiration from the Amazing Creative Embellishments Designers


Friday, August 10, 2018

Creative Embellishments Sunflowers

Hello friends, welcome to my blog today. I was out for a walk when I came 
across these beautiful Sunflowers peeking over the fence at me.  
Sunflowers are such a happy flower and these one made me smile, they are 
so colorful and bright!  I always look forward to Fall because the beauties make 
a short visit but they always brighten things up!

Today I'm sharing a layout I created using Creative Embellishments Sunflowers 
chipboard pieces.  
For this layout I used Sunflower BorderSunflower Set and the 

I painted the chipboard using Prima Sparks in Gold. I used this as the base color 
and then added to it by painting the chipboard pieces with different Metallic paints 
also by Prima.  The centers of the flowers are Prima rust paste.  To complete them 
I rubbed with Copper wax also by Prima.

Instead of using the corner set in the corners, I used them to bracket my photo.

 I also used the Sunflower Border in a different way.  I cut the flourishes 
away from the big center flower and used them to add some interest to my flower cluster.
  I tucked in the individual flowers from the Sunflower Set in random areas of this layout.

As always thank you for visiting my blog today and be sure to stop by the 
Creative Embellishments Blog for more inspiration from our 
amazing design team!


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Creative Embellishments August Challenge

In Wyoming we have hot summers and early Falls, I wouldn't trade it for anything. We can usually feel Fall in the air in late August and start to see a little color change.  Fall is always beautiful here and the colors are always vibrant and colorful but I will miss summer and walking barefoot.  The August color challenge is all the perfect colors for a beautiful Fall in Wyoming.  Blue skies, rusty leaves, golden and red sunsets are why it's so enjoyable.  On this layout I used the word Magical from the Magical Set,  Hibiscus Corner Set.

I painted my pieces with metallic and opal paints in several colors and then rubbed them with a copper wax.  I scattered pumice stones, beads and sequins for sparkle. around the leaves and then gave them a quick spray with spray ink.  In the background I've added some modeling paste with a stencil. To finish it all off I added some flowers.  

The Creative Embellishments team would love to have you play along for a chance to win this months prize! Visit the blog for all the details.

As always, thanks for stopping by my blog today!!


Saturday, July 28, 2018


Hello Friends! Today I'm sharing a layout for Creative Embellishments.

Creative Embellishments specializes in chipboard and is a small, family owned company.
As you shop through the store you will surely find the perfect chipboard pieces, Stencils,
Wood Veneers and much more for your projects.

Today I'm sharing a layout I created featuring some beautiful chipboard pieces. Butterfly Set, 

To alter my chipboard I painted it with Metallique Acryllic paint in Dark Velvet.
I then simply used some Amythest Magic Wax to highlight all the pieces.
Hope you will give this simple technique a try and as always.....

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!


Saturday, July 21, 2018

Dandelion Wishes

Hello friends! Debbie here today sharing a fun summer layout using Creative Embellishments Chipboard! All kids are fascinated with dandelions and making a wish with them. Blowing the seed and making a wish is always a temptation they can't resist! 

Today I'm sharing a layout of my granddaughter doing just that, making a wish, look at that concentration!! This is serious business!

The chipboard pieces are perfect for this layout! Creative Embellishments
has so many perfect embellishments for your cards and projects. 
For this layout I chose the Dandelions which come in a set of 2 large Dandelions, Magical Set, which is a set of 5 different words and Butterfly Set of 3 as embellishments.

To alter the chipboard:
1. Ink in brown with distress ink
2. emboss with yellow embossing powder
3. rub with copper wax

I hope you will this fun and simple technique a try.
Be sure to stop by the blog for daily inspiration by our design team!


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Scrapy Land Challenge #94

Hello Friends!  Thought I'd share my next card with you, This is for Challenge #94! 
 Scrapy Land  is an online store that carries all your favorite dies and more!  Be sure to stop by and visit and join the design team in all our fun challenges!  This week is Challenge #94!!

Scrapy Land carries over 55 brands of dies, so chances are you have a few of the brands in your stash! You can see all the brands carried under the Products category.

The theme is always ANYTHING GOES using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells. In addition, we have TWO WINNERS for each challenge. One will be a random winner and the other is chosen by the Design Team. Each winner will receive a generous $10 gift certificate to Scrapy Land.

So for this new challenge I created a  shabby wedding card.

The Die I used is a Tutti Designs Die called Wedding Bouquet.  I also used the Tutti Design Word Set Forever. For the big center circle I used Tutti Designs Nested Stitched Circles.

Cut a circle in the center of your card base.  Add Pearls around it.  Die cut 2 bouquets, 1 from pink glitter card stock and one from white card stock. Layer the white die cut over the pink die cut and adhere together.  Adhere this to the bottom edge of your circle.Add flowers as shown and add your die cut words as shown.  Add a few punched butterflies and your card is ready!

We can't wait to see what you create! It can be any style you like from CAS to mixed media and everything in between. Just be sure there's a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells.

Be sure to check out the Scrapy Land Challenge on our blog and follow the directions to play along!
Scrapy Land has so many beautiful dies to choose from and a $10 gift certificate will go a long way!

As always Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!