Monday, November 18, 2019

New Oversized Tag for Creative Embellishments!

Hello,  Creative Embellishments fans!
I can't believe how fast this month is flying by, can you?

Today I'm sharing one of my favorite things which is an oversized Large Tag from the store. These run 5.5 inches by 10 inches, so more than enough room for all your special layers and embellishments! It's the perfect canvas for loading things on .. which is what I tend to do, LOL!

My focal piece  is one of the Deer Heads which I sprayed with walnut ink and then added some Prima wax to the antlers.
TIP: In between my paper layers, I've added corrugated cardboard so that I could also tuck in flowers and/or my other chipboard pieces.

Here you can see the wonderful Doily 2 which has the same treatment as the Deer Head, just different sprays and waxes. You can also see a "new to me" piece which DT member Debbie Burns has used a few times: the Tree Rings. How have I not spied them in the Store? They are fabulous unaltered and then just tucked in most anywhere on your project. I've also used an older piece: the Frond Set 5 which is the perfect flourish piece in my opinion. I added a bit of wax here as well ... just randomly.

Here is a close-up of the upper right hand corner which has more of the same pieces as above. For perfect blending, I've dabbed everything with some white gesso. You'll note that I also added a hatpin from my stash. That's how you know I'm loving the project! Wink, wink!

And the star of the show, my Deer Head from the Deer Heads set.
He was a little hard to photograph but he sure is versatile! I originally got him to just tuck in as a "funky" layer much like home decorating but for today, he's center stage.

I hope that you have found time to play along with our November Challenge. If not, you can check it out HERE. You have the chance to win either a $25 or a $50 gift certificate to the Store!

Thanks for coming by today!
See you next time!

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Friday, November 8, 2019

JOY Christmas Card for Creative Embellishments

Hello, Creative Embellishments fans!
Today I'm sharing another Christmas Card and Tag set. Normally I don't like to rush the seasons but the Christmas Card making has to start early or it will never get done.

I've used another shaker from Creative Embellishments because it is NEW and such a fave already! I did go with an "out of my comfort zone" color scheme of blues and whites. I thought that would look nice and frosty!

After layering an trio of blue patterned papers, I did some random stamping with the Distressed Moroccan Stamp and brown Stazon ink. This will add a little dimension to your projects. That particular stamp is a big fave for me on cards because it is a nice subtle pattern.

Next I added my Joy Shaker which was painted stark white.
Before closing the shaker, I poured in some sequins from Spieglemomscraps.
Once the shaker was complete, I adhered it to the card and added a snowflake from the Large Snowflake Set. For a snowy look, I grabbed some Aleene's Glitter Snow and brushed it all over the card and shaker.
Additional embellishments were white eyelash ribbon, a flower and white butterfly.

Here's a little close-up:


When the card was done, I moved on to the tag which was SO much fun to create!
I am absolutely nuts over the Jumping Deer set. They always make the most incredible element on any type of project. They are designed in such a way that they provide all the moment you need to create something sophisticated and charming.

My deer was just randomly dabbed with white paint.
The Oval Scalloped Frames behind him is more solidly painted.
I've tucked in a couple more of the Large Snowflake Set. These snowflakes are such a great way to add a wintry element to any project and just add that extra "something" we often want.
I've stocked up on them!!
Of course I wanted the same snowy look as on the card,  so I added the Aleene's Glitter Snow rather heavily to the frame and other portions of the tag.

I finished up with more ribbon and a few flowers and sequins.

Here's a close up for you:

These cards and tags will be so handy when the holidays actually get here!

Do you make your own Christmas cards?
How about home decor or scrapbook layouts?
Check out the Creative Embellishments Store to see all the amazing designs!

Thanks for coming by today!
See you next time!

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Friday, November 1, 2019

The November Challenge ~ 13 Arts

Hello, 13 Arts friends! 

It's Sandi here hosting this month's challenge. I have created a mood board that I hope you will love and find inspiration from. 
Perhaps you will be inspired by the colors of the images or maybe a single image will catch your eye. Maybe you will be drawn to the forest scene or perhaps you will be inspired by the tablescape. 

For me, this month's challenge is all about COZY and even more, home and family.
Wherever you live and regardless of the season, I think we all appreciate the warmth of our favorite things. And sometimes, we grieve the passage of time only to realize there is something new on the horizon. 

The main RULE is that you must use at least one 13 Arts product on your creation and kindly share what you used. 

Have fun! 

And here is my take on the challenge: 

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Thanks for coming by! 
I hope you can play along

Creative Embellishments November Challenge

November already? 
This has seriously been a crazy fast year!

 But regardless, this month's Challenge over at Creative Embellishments is enough to get you thinking all things cozy, autumn-y and "wrapped in a blanket" warm. 
What better way to acknowledge the change of the seasons than with the adorable Leaf Shaker

I altered it with background paper and then some walnut ink. 
Of course, I also "had" to add some leaves which I grabbed from the Branch and Leaves set. 
For a finishing touch, I added a title from the Autumn Word Set. This was a fun and quick way to use up some REALLY old papers from Basic Gray and Websters Pages. 

Here are a couple of close-ups: 

And here is the challenge image:

The twist is to add wood.

That's it from me for Creative Embellishments. 
Can't wait to see how you interpret the challenge!      

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Christmas Card and Tag Set for Creative Embellishments

Hello, scrappy friends! 
I'm here today sharing my latest project for Creative Embellishments
And I'm still on a shaker craze! 
Can't get enough of them and there are so many crazy, good ones in the Store. 

I decided it was past time to start making some of my personal Christmas cards, so I dug out my huge stack of Christmas papers and found some really old Basic Grey in your traditional Christmas colors. 

The little Deer Head Shaker was calling my name although it took me awhile to figure out just exactly how I wanted to use him. He'd be great with a pair of glasses or some other personalization. But my guy just got sequins, beads and ah-hum, a flower! 

Of course, I made a tag to match. 

My deer head was stained with walnut ink and then I misted the antlers with some gold spray. Later I added some Cinnamon Sticklers for definition. He turned out so cute! 

For a greeting, I chose the Merry Christmas from the Christmas Sentiments set. 

Needing more dimension, I stamped some of the edges with my fave Distressed Crackle Stamp and some brown Staz-on ink. Some bling and it was done. 

My tag was created with 3 layers of paper and some of my old punches. I keep them for this sort of thing! 

I felt I needed a large chipboard element on the tag and decided on the Pine Cone Branch. It is truly gorgeous ... and I have already more of it! 
The branches were misted with a green ink and the pine cones were brushed with some of that Cinnamon Sticklers. I added a couple of flowers to help co-ordinate with the card. 

I also chose the "December" from the Christmas Sentiments set and misted it with a gold spray. 
That was adhered near the top along with my red bow. 

One set done and 64346790 to go! 
Just kidding! 

I hope you will visit the Creative Embellishments Store for your laser cut chipboard needs. And don't forget about the stamps, stencils and flair buttons! 

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