Sunday, February 23, 2020

Me & You

Hey there!
Today I am up on the Sketches In Thyme blog with this layout of Austin and I using Simple Stories Life In Color:

I added black scalloped washi tape to the top and bottom of the pennant and then machine stitched around it. I added a chipboard frame on my photo and fussy cut the circle, popped it up on foam tape and added the Bella Blvd. heart. I added some clear stickers to the labels and a few stars around the page:

I added another frame, circle, washi tape and a few other embellishments to the lower right hand corner:

Here's the sketch:

Hope you will play along with us!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Wine Country

Hey there!
I am back to share a fun layout with you using some chippies from Creative Embellishments.
Do you like wine? Wine tasting? Last fall we went to a vineyard up north and did some wine tasting with friends. We had a blast!
Here's my page:


I used Grapes and colored them with Dylusions for the grapes and used Shimmers on the leaves:

I used the Wine Pouring Set and colored the pieces with Lindy's and Dylusions mists. I love the sparkle the Lindy's added- perfect for those wine glasses and bottle. The set has 3 wine glasses and this bottle in it:

I used papers from my stash: Green- Echo park, Purple- from a big pad from Michaels and the clear with gold arrows is from Teresa Collins. I used 3D stickers from Paper House. Here is another one of the wine glasses from the Wine Pouring Set:


Here's the last glass and another look at the grapes. Check out all that shimmer! Love it!


This was such a fun layout to create! I love how it came out!
 Thanks for stopping and have a great day!

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Learning To Skate

Hello friends!
Today I am sharing my layout created for case file #311 at CSI. this is a stash busting challenge case file. The wreath cut file is from Hip Kit Club and the snowflakes are from the Snowed In cut file from the Cut Shoppe. This is a photo of Robin teaching Sierra to ice-skate in Germany:

I cut the cut files out on white textured cardstock. I machine stitched the wreath cut file to my page using white thread. After I had the layout finished, I wasn't happy with the wreath and took some watercolor and added  a bit of color to it. I love how it turned out! These felt snowflakes have been in my stash forever. They already had the purple brads in them from years ago. I added the snowman button, skate sticker, Ice skating tag

I used a few alphas from my stash for the title and machine stitched through it. I added a parenthesis to the top of my photo along with a pennant, punched snowflake and to the left are a few tree stickers. Most of the stickers are from Simple Stories and papers are from Echo Park:

Here's a close up of the snowflakes in the cut file from the Cut Shoppe. I added a snowman button, punched snowflake, bling and snowflake brads. I used lots of brads and still have lots in my stash!

Here is a sneak of the case file, to see more, visit the CSI Facebook page:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, February 13, 2020


Hey there!
I am back to share another Creative Embellishment layout with you. If you know me, you know I love my coffee in the morning. I not only love it, but need it. LOL! I used Pebbles Girl Squad and Studio Calico (Teal striped paper) for this layout. I heat embossed in black the Coffee A Hug In A Mug phrase and used it for the title on my layout:


I used the coffee cup from the Coffee Set and sprayed it with Heidi Swapp Tea Color Shine. I used the Scribble Heart Stencil to add some texture paste on white cardstock. I let it dry and then added some Lindy's mist. I fussy cut 3 of them out and added one to the coffee cup:


The scalloped circle is also from the Coffee Set and colored with the same Color Shine:

I added layers of patterned papers, torn edges and machine stitching to my page:

I added some Coffee Flair with tangled thread under them:

I love creating memories about the everyday life, do you? Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Be Mine

Hey there!
I am back to share a layout created for CSI case file # 310.
I used a variety of manufacturers for this page of Sierra and Robin:

I created a heart mask out of cardstock and laid it on top of my background. I used the Distressed Text Stamp from Creative Embellishments and stamped with black ink.  I machine stitched the heart using silver thread. I added a few puffy stickers from Dear Lizzy. I used a border punch on the grey paper from JilliBean Soup. I added a Tim Holtz sticker and a wood button from Pink Fresh. I used foam Thickers for my title:

The red heart paper is from Photo Play Wild Love. The plaid paper is from Fancy Pants Home For Christmas. I added a doily behind my photo along with a chipboard frame from Simple Stories. To the frame< i added another Tim Holtz phrase sticker. I placed some silver tangled thread under the flower die cut and added another wood button and puffy sticker:

I had cut the 3 tags behind my photo. On this tag, I fussy cut the wood framed "together is my favorite place to be" and flower frame from a paper from JilliBean Soup Garden Harvest. I added a puffy sticker to it. I used a banner stamp from TaDa and stamped in both red and silver/black ink. I fussy cut them and added around my photo and to the top of my page. I added the XOXO border sticker to the border punched grey paper. Finally, I added another wood button and Tim Holtz sticker:

Here is a sneak of the case file, to see more, visit the CSI Facebook page:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Together We Have It All

It's a new month, that means a new mood board challenge at Creative Embellishments.
I was inspired by the love theme and decided to do a layout about Greg and I:

I used a stencil and added Recollections mist using a paintbrush for my rays. 
I used the Feeling the Love Frame and the quote Together We Have It All as my main focus to draw your eye to the photos. 

 I added flowers from my stash and then added in bits of the Flourish Set 10 and a few Wood Veneer Hearts. I also added the gold Heidi Swapp stickers and a few Teresa Collins phrase stickers:

I colored all of the CE chipboard and wood veneer with Nuvo Glitter Markers.
I added some blue mist spatters to my background:

Here's another look at the frame and title:

  I absolutely love how this layout came out! 

Here's the moodboard:

Hope I have inspired you to play along with this fun moodboard!

Sing Anyways

Hey there friends!
I am back to share my layout for CSI case file #309.
I used mostly Echo park Happy Together along with Berry Branches from Creative Embellishments for this layout:

I used the note paper for my background and then took the sunburst stencil from Heidi Swapp and added some mist using a large paintbrush. I ripped a piece of brown cardstock and placed it on the left side of the page to mimic a tree trunk. I painted the Berry Branches from Creative Embellishments brown and then added some white Gesso:

I fussy cut lots of flowers and a few trees and added them around my photo. 

I used the quote from the case file for my title and used a few different Echo Park alphas. I added some stitching through the title. I added a bird sticker and a few fussy cut bird houses hanging from the branches:

Here's a peek at the case file, to see more, check out the CSI Facebook Group:

Hope you will play along with us this month!