Thursday, August 17, 2017

It's Love....

My hubby and I just celebrated our 18th wedding Anniversary...
I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful and loving man in my life!
We are both very passionate people and I wanted to create a layout that conveys that....

I started with mostly the black and cream papers from the Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe and because I wanted to add drama and passion I decided to use some shades of red

For the Steampunk Heart with wings I sprayed with Dylusions Black Marble mist, Tattered Angels Barn Red and Heidi Swapp Sweet Cherry.

I then took my Ranger Perfect Medium Pen and used it on spots of the heart. To keep the distressed look I did not make it perfect.  I used some Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powders

On the tips of the wings I added some black crushed glitter glass (the same I used some of the flowers)

I also embossed the word "LOVE" on the key that comes with the steampunk heart and added some red glitter to it.

In my flower cluster I added some embossed gears to keep with the steampunk design.

I LOVE this piece of chipboard! 
the Grunge Heart corner piece is really cool!  I spayed it with the same mists as I did with the heart with wings then added the black crushed glitter glass to the arrow and added a few embossed gears.

Creative Embellishments Products Used

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Hi everyone!
I do not create very many layouts about me but I really do believe it is important that we as the memory keepers (scrapbookers) include ourselves in  our creations!
So here

Last fall my talented niece captured this photo....I like it!

So using the absolutely awesome Scraps of Darkness 'Wayfayer' kit which has these beautiful 'Wanderlust' papers from  Blue Fern Studios I created this layout about me!

I started by layering these wonderful papers and distressing all the edges....

I created the title using one of the calling cards and adding some letter stickers

I added a chipboard and a couple of strips of paper and one of the beautiful Blue Fern flowers and a few gems from a previous kit

To accent the photo I used 3 of the wanderlust flowers and coordinating chipboard!

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Puppy Love - Creative Embellishments

Good morning!
We have two wonderful fur babies - Lydia (red) and Axle (black).  They are now a little over a year old but in this photo it is the day we got them.

They were so little - they are now each 75lbs!

for the title pice - Puppy Love Word set - I used three colors of paint for a more ombre look.  

On the flourish set 12 I randomly painted the same colors as on the title piece and added some glitter! 

I also glittered  a few pieces from the Dog Gone Cute set and added them into my cluster including flowers and Puppy Love Flair.

I love that little fire hydrant - so cute! 

Creative Embellishments products

Flair Puppy love

Flourish set 12
 Dog Gone Cute

Puppy Love Word Set

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Beach fun with 49 & Market - June Seaside kit!

Hi everyone!
I am excited to share my final layout using the awesome Seaside Kit from Scraps Of Darkness!

I am so infatuated with the Sand & Sea Collection that was in the Seaside kit!  The papers are stunning and I really adore those 3d embellishments!

This photo is one of my favorites!!!!  I really wanted it to be the focal point of this layout so I designed it so all the elements worked to make the photo the centerpiece.

 I started by using a layer of clear gesso on the papers to protect fro the mixed media work.  I then used a Crafters Workshop stencil from my stash with some texture paste.  I added some embossing powder from a previous kit, then misted with various mists from previous kits also.
The Blue Fern chipboard from a previous kit I painted with the Unicorns hair paint from the color add on.

The title is actually the packaging from the 49 & Market 3D embellishment package.  I just cut it out because it matched so well!

I also created a clustering on the top using flowers from this kit, floral add on and previous kits and the 3D embellishments as well as Prima Resin pieces from the elements add on.

I wanted to keep this awesome photo the focal point so I created a cluster of elements that really makes your eye be drawn to the photo...I used lots of flowers from this kit, floral add on and previous kits, the Blue Fern chipboard anchor from the elements add on (that I also painted with the Unicorns Hair paint from the color add on), resin pieces from the elements add on, cheese cloth, and the 49 & Market 3D embellishments!

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Family layout with Creative Embellishments

Good morning!
 I have been having so much fun altering chipboard!

So I started off by layering my Authentique papers, then set out altering the awesome Creative Embellishments Chipboard

I really enjoyed altering the Fancy Rectangle Frame!  I wanted it really dramatic so I started by painting it with Prima Art Alchemy acrylic paint in silver spoon. Then I sprayed it with some Lindy's Stamp Gang Black Orchid Silver mist, added some Tim Hotlz crackle medium and finally I added some silver seed beads. 

For the Flourish 2, I inked and embossed in black, added a touch of gold paint, silver liquid pearls and some black crushed glitter glass.

For the Family word I inked and embossed in black and added some silver liquid pearls

Of course I added some flowers from my stash and some from previous Scraps Of Darkness kits!

Creative Embellishments products used

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Creative Embellishments Pool Party layout!

Good morning!
I am so excited to share my second layout I created using the awesome Creative Embellishments products...

This cute little guy is our youngest a long time ago (he is now 15)!

The photo is bright and fun and I wanted to keep the mood very cheery so I decided to use bright colors! 

For the bubbles I first covered them in pearl paint, then added some Finnabair gold opal magic to each bubble.  As a final touch I adhered some Finnabair art pebbles to add more dimension!  I also added a few blue pearls!

The really cool bubble panel that I used as a mat for the photo I painted with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse - Lemon Sorbet from a previous Scraps Of Darkness kit

I used the title piece from the Pool Party pack and embossed it with Lindy's Twilight Blue Slate embossing powder.
I then used gel medium to add the Pop Microbeads also from a previous Scraps Of Darkness kit.

Here are the Creative Embellishments products I used

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