Tuesday, September 19, 2017

This is why you MUST join in.......

this month's challenge at (click & go)->CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS.

It is their 4th ANNIVERSARY and their already reasonable and beautiful products are 20% off!!!! AND- if you join the challenge instead of 1 chance at winning  $50 in their product-there are 2 CHANCES this month!...as of 9-19 there are 10 entries.

THE INSPIRATION FOR THE CHALLENGE

and use some stamping in the background!

HOPE YOU CAN GIVE IT A TRY!!!!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Time for the 2nd Monthly @ LET'S GET SKETCHY!

Hello!  Time for the 2nd sketch for this month!  Hope you can join in at (click & go->) LET'S GET SKETCHY...

THE SKETCH:
MY LAYOUT:
of my stepdaughter's rescue, BREW.

Thanks for stopping by!





Monday, September 11, 2017

2nd Sketch @ THE MEMORY NEST #96!

Hello and Welcome to the 2nd SKETCH @ (click & go->) THE MEMORY NEST.  Hopefully, if you have children, they are all settled back into school and you will have time to join us!

SKETCH:

MY LAYOUT:
Thanks for stopping by!




Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Starting with HALLOWEEN & Creative Embellishments!

Hello!  POCKET LETTERS...hmmm.  I have been addicted to ATCs for over 5 or so years-add another?  Well I took a class at the Creating Keepsakes Convention in July, joined my first swap in August and couldn't wait to make another...so.....hmmmmm: we shall see! LOL! I am a little ahead of myself with Halloween, but it's such a fun topic so I created this for (click & go->) CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS-I don't even have a swap partner yet!  Take a look at this month's challenge--you have all month -for a chance to win $50 in their wonderful products!

POCKET LETTER:
CE PRODUCTS USED (click & go!)
Halloween FLAIR: used on the side seam of this PL
Ghosts: covered w/white ink
Branches: one is natural and the other is partially inked in black
Bats: covered in black ink and glossy accents, added tiny pearls for the eyes
BRICK PIECE: used black and rust sporadic ink
Grass: cut a piece and used green ink

Here a some CLOSE-UPS:


Thanks for stopping by!




Monday, September 4, 2017

1st Sketch @ THE MEMORY NEST #95!

Hello & Happy SEPTEMBER! This is the first of 2 monthly sketches at (click & go->) THE MEMORY NEST.  If you have some time, come on over and join us!

THE SKETCH:

MY LAYOUT


Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Star Wars @ LET'S GET SKETCHY!

Hello!  It's September! Really?!?!?! I am trying to wrap my head around how fast this year is going!  Anyway--it's time for the 1st of 2 monthly sketches at (click & go!->) LET'S GET SKETCHY
Hope you will have some time to join us!

SKETCH:

MY LAYOUT:

Thanks for stopping by!





School! with Creative Embellishments!

I know School is just about to start or for some HAS started.  I just got around to creating a layout of my grandsons LAST DAY of school in mid June! Actually I did this for (click & go->) CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS.  It is the beginning of a new month's challenge.  Be inspired by the following photo and the twist is to stamp an image.  you have ALL MONTH TO PLAY!  -for a chance to win $50 in their wonderful products! Hope to see you there!

THE INSPIRATION:
and this is exactly why I thought of my grandsons last day of school photo!

MY LAYOUT:

Creative Embellishments Products Used
(Click & go!)
Schools Out for summer:  I used a navy Sharpie and used Tim Holtz Mustard Seed Distress Paint
Distressed # Stamp:  I used Navy ink around the edges and photo
School Set:  I used various colors, stickles on the pencil and glossy accents to highlight

Here are some CLOSE-UPS:

Thanks for stopping by!




Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Cool off with Creative Embellishments (and a popsicle!)

Hello!  Today I have a page of my grandson, Talan, totally enjoying his popsicle! He couldn't wait to get to the eyes, as they were gumballs!  This page was created for (click & go->) CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS.  (You still have 9 more days to join in the monthly challenge for a chance to win $50 is their fabulous products!)

Creative Embellishments Products Used:
Flourishes: I added texture sand paste and sporadic blue ink
Word bubble: LOL-I added blue ink and glossy accents.
Hash Tag YUM:  I cut the letters I needed from this hash tag collection
and added ink and glossy accents
 
Some CLOSE-UPS:


 
 
Thanks for stopping by!

 


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

GIRLtime @Let's Get Sketchy!

Hello to all! There are actually 3 parts to the midmonth sketch at (click & go->) Let's Get Sketchy:
1. the sketch  2. it has to be a GIRL page  3. The inspiration photo.  If you have some time, we'd love to have you join us!
 
INSPIRATION PHOTO:
THE SKETCH:
 
MY LAYOUT:
(Inspired by the cheery colors)
Attending the Creating Keepsakes Convention last month!
 
Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, August 14, 2017

MAKE IT MONDAY 94 and 2 cuties @ THE MEMORY NEST!

Hello! I am here today with the 2nd of 2 monthly sketches at (click & go right there!->) THE MEMORY NEST.  The photos are from July 4th, 2017.  Each year we all go to my sister in laws for a barbecue o the lake.  I wanted some photos of my grandsons near the lake since it is so pretty.  So here are 2.....If you have some time, lease join us!

THE SKETCH:


MY LAYOUT:


Thanks for stopping by!





Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Get ready for SCHOOL @ CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS!

HELLO! It's only about a month away but SCHOOL will be starting before you know it! I created these ARTIST TRADING CARDS (ATCs) for a "School" category swap and for -> CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS.  I SO LOVE the products: they are cute, fun and so reasonably priced! Hopefully you can join in for this month's challenge for a chance to win $50 in products from the store-You have all month!

ATCs:
Products used (click & go!):
Ripped Notebook Paper_ I cut and distress inked it!
Variety School Set I used various sharpie colors and enhanced with Glossy Accents
I used stickles on the part of the pencil that is SILVER
# Stamp I created the background for these cards with this fabulous stamp!
 
FULL VIEW OF ONE CARD:
 
SIDE VIEW OF ONE CARD: 
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
 
 


Monday, August 7, 2017

Make it Monday 93 and a birthday @ THE MEMORY NEST!

Hello to all! It's August and it's time for the 1st of 2 monthly sketches at (click & go->) THE MEMORY NEST.  I decided to tackle a birthday page because I thought it was so cute that my grandson Talan, insists on dressing for bed just like daddy!  So when I saw this photo of my stepson's 38th birthday, I just had to scrap it!  If you have some time, please join us!

THE SKETCH:
MY LAYOUT:


Thanks for stopping by!




Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Aug 1 @ Let's Get Sketchy!

Hello August!  Are you having a nice summer?  I LOVE summer!-but it's going too fast!  Today is the 1st of the new month and it's time for a new sketch at -> (Click & go!) Let's Get Sketchy!  If you have some time, please join us!

THE SKETCH: (***YOU MUST MAKE A BOY LAYOUT!)
***and be inspired by:

MY LAYOUT:
My little grandson Talan at my community's pool!

Thanks for stopping by!




AUGUST MONTHLY CHALLENGE @ Creative Embellishments!

Hello!  August?!?! I love the summer so I am hoping this month goes slowly!  It's a new month and it's time for the new monthly challenge at -> (click & go!) CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS.  Enter for a chance to win $50 in their gorgeous (and reasonable!) products!  Hope you will have time to join us!
BE INSPIRED BY:
(the "twist" is to use a hashtag(s))
 
I was inspired to use a SELFIE my husband & I took on my birthday eve in June; we were waiting for our family to join us for dinner when I took this photo.  As you can see I used hashtags too!
 

My LAYOUT:
 
Creative Embellishments Products Used:
(Click & go!)
Number Stamp: stamped sporadically and faintly in the background
Hash Tags:  I used a silver sharpie, glossy accents and edged with white stickles
Social Media Flair Buttons: 1 is by the photo, the other 2 are tucked in a flower cluster
Flourish leaves: I used a green sharpie to color these around the flowers
 
CLOSE-UPS:
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Rock on with Creative Embellishments!

Hello everyone!  I have a set of ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) in a music theme-"YOU ROCK" (yes we do!!!).  I created these for (Click & Go)-> CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS.  I have been on their Design Team since January, but I have to tell you -I REALLY LOVE their products and they are reasonable! In addition, there is a monthly challenge for a chance to WIN $50 in products from their store-so give it a try if you have some free time!


Products & How I used them here:
(click & go right to the product!)
Music notes border:  I cut it up, used black ink and then a coat of glossy accents.
Text stamp:  I rolled the top layer of music paper, hot glued it and then used this stamp.
"you":  from the small sentiment word pack, I used the word "you" and colored it red.
flair buttons: I placed 1 on each card
Some CLOSE-UPS:

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!!!

Monday, July 17, 2017

MAKE IT MONDAY #92 at THE MEMORY NEST!

hello! Time for the 2nd of 2 monthly sketches at ( click & go-> ) THE MEMORY NEST.  I thoroughly enjoyed doing this page as it is about Dentistry and that is where I have worked my whole career and this is in the actual office where I work to this day (36 years later!)  This is my grandson, Brian, and his 1st ( and hopefully last! LOL!) cavity!  If you have some time, please join us!

THE SKETCH:
MY LAYOUT:
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Mid month's Sketch @ LET'S GET SKETCHY!

Hello!  I just love the haircuts my daughter-in-law tries out on her sons.  Here is Talan showing me what mo did!  If you have some time, please join us here -> (click & go!) Let's Get Sketchy

THE SKETCH:
 
MY LAYOUT:
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 


Friday, July 7, 2017

Tag You're it @ CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS!

Hello to all!  Today I am here with a tag, which I will be swapping with Kathy in Australia!  This is my first ever tag-I was intrigued by the large (10" x 5") chippie tag @ (click & go!)-> CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS. 

***If you have some time to join in the monthly challenge, we'd love to have you-
You have a chance to win $50 in fabulous products!***
 
 

That black & white background  is actually scripted tissue paper!
 
CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS PRODUCTS: (click & go!)
Clock face : I sprayed the clock face with COLOR BLOOM Antique Gold
Timeless:  I used that same spray and topped it with Glossy Accents
Large TAG: I covered it with scripted tissue paper and
stamped it at the top using: the distressed text stamp
Heart Stencil : I used black texture past and topped a couple with pearl hearts
 
SOME CLOSE-UPS
 

 

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY! 

Monday, July 3, 2017

Make it Monday #91 @ THE MEMORY NEST!

Hello! Happy July 2017!  Today I have a layout for -> (click & go) THE MEMORY NEST 's 1st of 2 monthly sketches-#91.  I couldn't help but scrap this photo I found on Facebook-it's my step daughter, Lisa's rescue cat-BREW.  The wording on the page is exactly what Lisa wrote when posting this photo.  If you have some time, please come and join us!

THE SKETCH:
 
MY LAYOUT:
( I used Creative Embellishments, rings for so many things on this page!)
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 


Saturday, July 1, 2017

It's July 1st @ Let's Get Sketchy!

Hello!  For the first sketch this month, we have a mood board as well as a sketch.  I as inspired by the stars and the blue color.  Harley is THE STAR in her mother's life.  When I saw this photo shoot on Facebook, I knew I had to make this page for her.  If you have some time, please join us here (click & go->) LET'S GET SKETCHY

MOODBOARD:

THE SKETCH:

MY LAYOUT:

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!