Friday, November 17, 2017

SHE GOT A BALL!

YEP!  My little niece, Marrah, was singled out to get the Phillies ball!  She is 4 1/2 and already an avid Phillies fan, like her parents!  Well, you can see her excitement!  I created this page for (Click & go->) CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS.  You still have 2 weeks to join the monthly challenge for a chance to win $50 in their terrific products!  Hope to see you there!

MY LAYOUT:
I used the following Creative Embellishments Products, leaving them all natural.
Family Frame, THE LOVE OF BASEBALL, Corner Flourish
I also used the Distressed text stamp subtly in the background.

SOME CLOSE-UPS:
Thank you for stopping by!



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

MID MONTH @ Let's Get Sketchy!

Hello..This year is speeding to the end!  But this page was from the summer-remembering the fun with my grandsons! We went to a place called DIGGERLAND-all about trucks-it was a fun day.  I did this page for -> Let's Get Sketchy.  Hope you can join us for the 2nd of 2 monthly sketches.  As always, you have all month to do either or both sketches!

THE SKETCH:

MY LAYOUT:
as colorful & fun as the day was!
Thanks for stopping by!






Monday, November 13, 2017

THE BIG 1-0-0!!! @ THE MEMORY NEST!

Hello!  This is sketch #100 @ (click & go->) THE MEMORY NEST !!! Congratulations & MANY THANKS to Leslie, owner of THE MEMORY NEST, for creating and running 100 sketches! I have loved her sketches as they are always so open to making them your own.  This is THE FINAL MONTH for this blog challenge (sad face!) I have been on this DESIGN TEAM for over 2 1/2 years!

I hope you can join us for this final sketch challenge!

THE SKETCH:

MY FINAL DESIGN TEAM LAYOUT:
My little 5 yr old grandson, Talan!
Thanks for stopping by & for
joining us at THE MEMORY NEST!



Monday, November 6, 2017

Make it Monday #99 @ THE MEMORY NEST

Hello Everyone!  Time for the 1st of 2 monthly sketches @ (click & go->) THE MEMORY NEST.  If you have some time, please join us!

THE SKETCH:
MY LAYOUT:
August 2017-My grandson, Brian turns 8!
Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, November 3, 2017

Legoland and Creative Embellishments!

Hello! My grandsons and I had so much fun this past summer when we went to the LEGOLAND Discovery Center in PA.  I bought the photo they took which is on this page-otherwise I wouldn't be in any of the fun photos!  This page is for (click & go->) CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS.  It is  real thrill to be their design team because I already loved their products and believe in supporting small business! I don't know how they keep the prices so reasonable!

If you have some time, you have the rest of this month to join in the monthly challenge for a chance to win $50 in Creative Embellishments products!  Hope to see you there!


Creative Embellishments Products Used:

Fishnet Panel:  I cut it to make a long strip, coated it with white gesso and
colored it with Sharpies in the colors of LEGOs.
JOY : LOVE the large words at CE!  I did the same as the fishnet panel as described above & finished it with a coat of glossy accents.
memories:  I colored the word with a green sharpie and a coat of glossy accents.

SOME CLOSEUPS:



Thanks for stopping by!





Wednesday, November 1, 2017

It's NOV 1 @ LET'S GET SKETCHY!

Hello! and welcome to NOVEMBER! Lately I have been doing a lot of cat pages as 2 new rescues came into the family! This one came into my step sons family as a member of the family that owned him came down with sever allergies.  So...MEET SEFFIE!.  I did this page for LET'S GET SKETCHY.  If you have some free time, we'd love to have you join in-you have all month long!

THE SKETCH:
MY LAYOUT:

Thanks for stopping by!


NOVEMBER a NEW month @ Creative Embellishments

Hello and Happy November!  This officially starts the busiest time of year for most, including me!  So I try to stay ahead on my crafty fun to have and keep it fun!  There is a new monthly challenge @ CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTSBe inspired by the following photo and the "twist" is to use a flourish on your project.  Enter for a chance to win $50 in their terrific products!  Hope you can find a little time!

THE INSPIRATION:

MY PROJECT:
I was inspired by the feathers/butterflies and you can see the flourishes at
the bottom of each card. I made this set of Artist Trading Cards that will
be swapped with others all over this country and even Australia and Canada!

SOME CLOSE-UPS:

Creative Embellishments PRODUCTS USED:
Wood Feathers : used silver gelato and edged with blue distress ink.
Small Flourish: colored with blue distress ink



Thanks for stopping by!



Monday, October 30, 2017

OCTOBER 30th @ CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS!

Hello! WOW! Tomorrow is Halloween (note to self: TRY not to eat candy! LOL!) --where IS this year going?!?!  Today, I did a page about my grandson, Brian working with a new K'NEX set he got for his birthday-kids say the darndest things and I just had to put the words to paper!  I did this page for (click & go->) CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS.  You have one more day for this month's challenge for a chance to win $50 in their fabulous products (and reasonable too!)

MY LAYOUT:
This time I left all of the chippies natural, for the effect I wanted on this page.

CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS PRODUCTS USED:

GEARS, GRUNGE ARROWSRETRO SQUARE PANEL-I cut this and tucked
the pieces,  and finally the NEW DISTRESSED SQUARE STENCIL
which I used on the right side along with Color Box Frosted White ink.

SOME CLOSEUPS:

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, October 16, 2017

Make it Monday #98 @ THE MEMORY NEST!

Hello!  I created this page after seeing my niece and my mother on Facebook in this photo.  My brother and his family were visiting my mother in Florida in August.  My niece went to "help" my mother pick out her outfit and accessories!  She is 4, my mother 84 and they are BOTH fashionistas!

Here is sketch #98 @ (click & go->) THE MEMORY NEST.  If you have some free time-come and join us!

THE SKETCH:

MY LAYOUT: 
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Mid October @ Let's Get Sketchy!

Hello!  This is my grandson, Brian this past summer at the Philadelphia Zoo.  It was almost the end of our day there-he was just "hangin' out" in the children's play area.  We had a great day there since they had a special area this summer: Winter at the zoo (more pages WILL follow on this LOL!)

I did this page for (click & go ->) LET'S GET SKETCHY.  It is the 2nd of 2 monthly sketches--If you have some time, we'd love to have you join us!

THE SKETCH:

MY LAYOUT:
Thanks for stopping by!



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

What they do when they are little!....CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS

Hello!  My little grandson, Talan wants so much to be like his brother---such a big boy! So, he wanted to try this REALLY sour candy... I think the page tells the WHOLE STORY! LOL!  This page was done for (click & go->) CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS.  You have all month to join in the monthly challenge there for a chance to win $50 in their terrific products!  Hope you can join us so, take a peek there!


Creative Embellishments Products Used:

Circles:  I used 2 whole circles and cut the others.  I colored them
with Tim Holtz distress paints and finished them with glossy accents.
Stars: I cut a star and used the same as the circles above.
Nautical Stencil:  I used some of the stars on this stencil on the background paper.
Falling Stars: I cute some of the solid stars, colored and placed them sporadically on this page.
CAPTURE: I used various colors from the background paper followed by glossy accents.


Here are some CLOSEUPS:


THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!




Monday, October 2, 2017

OCTOBER!, Make it Monday # 97 @ THE MEMORY NEST!

Hello!  I caught the cutest expression on my niece, Marrah's face at McDonalds in August.  We went out the their playground after eating an early dinner.  I did this page for (click & go->) THE MEMORY NEST.  The sketches are just so easy to adapt and make your own.  If you have a little time-come join in!

THE SKETCH:
MY LAYOUT:

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, October 1, 2017

October 1st @ LET's GET SKETCHY!

Hello and Happy October! Fall and Halloween always make this such a fun and festive month!  I always love seeing the kids in costumes along with their delight (candy helps too LOLOLOL!)

We have a new sketch for the new month at (click & go->) LET's GET SKETCHY.  We'd love to have you join in if you have some free time!

THE SKETCH:

MY LAYOUT:
Doing a page a month of my step daughter's rescue
cat for an album for her for the upcoming holidays!


Thanks for stopping by!




ALL Black and White @ CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS!

Hello!  Welcome to the monthly challenge @ ( click & go->) CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS!  You have ALL MONTH to join in for a chance to win $50 in their terrific products!  The challenge is: to be inspired by 1 element in the following photo and the twist is to make a black and white project.  I hope to see you there!

THE PHOTO:

MY PROJECT: ARTIST TRADING CARDS,
were inspired by all of the layers on this skeleton.

CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS PRODUCTS USED (click on & go!) :

GEARS:  I colored them with a black sharpie.
Mustache FLAIR: I placed and layered them with a dies cut mustache stamped with the word "hello"
Stars/Circle: I cut this into pieces for each card, colored with a black
sharpie followed and used Color Box white ink followed by Glossy accents

Here is a CLOSEUP:

Thanks for stopping by!





Thursday, September 28, 2017

Getting Ready for Halloween @ CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS!

Hello! Getting into the Halloween Spirit today with a tag I made to swap and for  (click & go ->)CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS.     You only have 2 more days to join in for this month's challenge for a chance to win $50 in their terrific products so if you have some time--take a peek!
Here is my project...
Creative Embellishments Products Used (click & go right there!)

LARGE TAG: (5.5 x 10!) :  I covered it with October patterned paper.
BRANCH:  I used a black sharpie and sanded after coloring
TRICK OR TREAT: I colored this title with sharpies, added glossy accents to the candy and added a puffy candy corn over the chipboard candy corn in the title.
GHOST: I used color box frost white and topped with a layer of glossy accents.
BATS: I colored the 2 bats with a black sharpie and finished with a coat of Glossy Accents.
Partial Circle w/Stars: I cut this piece and colored it with a black sharpie and Color Box frost white.
GRASS Border: I used green acrylic paint as well as microbeads for dimension.

Here are some CLOSEUPS:


THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!





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!