Monday, December 8, 2014

December 8, 2014

                                    Mother Goose

 Fancy Oval Frame SetFancy Oval frame set Branches (set of 3)Branch set

  I love the month of December!  It is the perfect month for children young and old.  So I thought this would be a perfect time to create a layout filled snips and snails and puppy dog tails!  I also created my first snapguide and pray it works!  Of course the main feature are these incredible Creative Embellishments chippies!  The frame received a layered paint treatment while the branch was kept simple with muted colors that sparkle!

Close ups
The frame was first given a coat of green ink then edged in Shimmerz texturez  Mari-Gold-Digger follwed by Blingz Pixie Dust and tipped with white gesso.
Here is a close up of the chippies. The Branches were lightly touched with brown inks and given a generous coat of the Pixie Dust.  There was a "lot" of fussy cutting, layering and pop dots for this creation. 

Check out How to Make a Mother Goose Layout by Kathleen White on Snapguide. 


Graphic 45; Run and Hide, Mother Goose, Spot On, Little Boy Blue, Secret Garden flower punch outs
Jillibean; Smidgen of Sweets, Pound of Party


Creative Embellishments; Fancy Oval Frame set, Branch set of 3
Shimmerz; Dazzlerz Baby Blue, Texturez Artie Choked and Mari-Gold-Digger and Gold Mine, Shimmeringz Baby's Breath, Blingz Pixie Dust
The Paper Studio; Sticky dots
Stash items; doily, lace flowers and flowers and dot stencil

Boys Rule sketch challenge I flipped the image.
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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Winter Wonderland

                              Winter Wonderland

 Just a very quick blog note before I run off on vacation to see my daughter graduate!  I just had to do a layout for my favorite monthly challenges.  I hope you like it.  The icicles were made with dry wall tape .

 Berry 71 bleu
 I felt this and SATW moodboards were very similar.
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I loved the blues with a spot of red and lovely snowflakes.

The color room  use wrapping paper.  One of the red leaves is made from wrapping.  My daughter woke up looked under the tree and yelled, " Mom what happened to this present!"  lol  Yes, I took it from an already wrapped gift.  I just didn't have time to look anywhere else.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Sugar Plum

                                Sugar Plum

 Merry Christmas everyone!  May your holiday season be bright and merry filled with love and good cheer.  I found these old Christmas papers way down in my paper pile and thought they would be perfect for these fabulous Creative Embellishment chippie I have the privilege to work with each month.

 My husband suggested I should put a red dot on the reindeer's nose.  I rather like the look.  One of my bead garlands started falling apart so I gathered up the loose pieces for this layout.

 A bit of lace, tons of bling and everything covered with an assortment of Shimmerz products make a magical landscape.

There is nothing sweeter than young love especially at Christmas.  I have tucked the journaling on the back.  It tells of the bitter sweet memories this photo brings.  My daughter's new life with this wonderful man and our last Christmas in San Antonio before moving to Dallas.  

It is with a very sad heart that I also learned that Once Upon a Sketch has announced this will be there last challenge.  I would like to thank all the ladies there that have inspired me each month.  I have learned so much from this site and am sadden to say goodbye.  I wish you well and Merry Christmas.

Scrapki-wyzwaniowo  triangles.  My trees are triangles

 Scrap our stash  
 I was inspired by the snow on the tray and the  blue color plus loads of bling.
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Monday, December 1, 2014

December 1, 2014

                  December challenge; use a stencil or mask 

                              (Creative Embellishments DT)

Ohhhhhh I am so ready for December and the holidays, how about you!!   Kathleen here wishing you a very merry stress free month.  Just breathe and take in all of the wonderful sights and sounds.  My new grandson turns six months and it is his first Christmas.  So, I thought I would create a winter wonderland canvas filled with yummy CE chippies! 

 We have a Mickey Mouse train that runs around under our Christmas tree which I love.  Creative Embellishments had this Christmas train  which is my focal and starting off point for this canvas.  I applied a coat of gesso then starting painting the cars with Shimmerz Inklings peppermint twist, miner, miner 49er and emerald city.  The trees received a smuggy layer of Shimmerz Texturez artie choked.  

My daughter was trying to sell llama paintings to raise money for her college's medical missionary trip this summer.  She had leftovers and I decided to recycle the.  This is an 11x14" canvas. I ripped a piece of Webster's paper Sweet Seasons at an angle and cropped off two inches on the side to give an opening down the center .  Here I used a dot stencil and applied a mask which I also added on the edges.


Branches (set of 3)            Frosty the Snowman       Snow Flakes


Webster Papers  Sweet Season


Creative Embellishments Branches (set of 3)   Frosty the Snowman    Snow Flakes  

Christmas Signs     Berry Branches        Holly and Berry boarder

Shimmerz Inklingz(Emerald City, Peppermint Twist, Miner Miner 49er), Dazzlers( Snowbuddies Bizness, Barely Blue), Texturez (Artie Choked, Gold Mine), Shimmeringz (Goldie Lox), Vibez(Snow Storm)
Petaloo flowers
Stash items; ribbon, lace,

Gauche Alchemy  A wintery mix

 The Aviary: Paper Wings Production

Tresors de luxe winter challenge  found on facebook. 
Make sure to also check out all the wonderful goodies available in their Etsy Shop

Artastic  Use this color palette

Sunday, November 23, 2014

November 23, 2014


                                     March Memories

I was in a bit of a scrapbooking slump lately and didn't know where to find my mojo.  Thank heavens for challenge blogs and a shout out to Erica Houghton for some added inspiration.

The Color Room  has a color challenge with this palette and the use of  "paper towel" which I used to add color texture on the chipboard.  Picture

 I have three drawers full of papers I purchased years ago!  So, I dug through them to find just the right color combo.  I also had this photo of me taken on a bright orange train engine from our March vacation to France. 

I adore layering and using up all of my little bits and pieces.

I guess this has been a month of bold patterned papers.  Thanks for joining me!

Kreative Koncepts  I used this sketch

Monday, November 17, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Day

            Happy Thanksgiving Day {Creative Embellishment}

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  The holidays are all about family whether near or far we always hold them close in our hearts.  So I thought I would share with you this old family photo of my father(wearing the Indian head feather), my grandmother and her sisters, their dad and my aunt as a baby on his lap.

I used two incredible Creative Embellishment chippies.  For the Doily Frame I simply applied a coat of brown ink to intensify the natural color.   The Fall Leaves which are tucked into the flowers where simply inked green.  The Happy Thanksgiving Day title was given a light coat of brown ink then I softly stroked the tips of the title words with Shimmerz Meet me @ Sunset Inklingz.

 A few close ups to enjoy.

The papers are from the Graphic 45 Eerie Tales collection.  They are so versatile.  I used multiple layers and distressing.  Hope you enjoyed what you see!!


Graphic 45 Enchantment, An Eerie tale, and Fanciful Fable


Creative Embellishments chipboard frame and title
Petaloo flowers
stash items ribbon, bling flourish, cheese cloth and pearls.



Sunday, November 9, 2014

Windows to my world

                            Windows to my world

Welcome to my world all!  I have been hoarding these gorgeous neutral toned papers for a very long time just waiting for the perfect inspiration.  Creative Embellishments  have these window Chipboard pieces and inspiration struck.  I love my daughters including the four legged variety, nature and adventure but most of all family.  These are the things that inspire me.  More about the pictures are written on the back. 

 Here are some close ups of the mixed media treatment I did on this page which include stamping, painting, distressing etc.

 This beautiful pink flower vine adds just the right amount of color to pick up pieces of color in the photos.  It also gives the unexpected element found in nature. 

 Tucked into the layers are little nests made of cheese clothe that I sopped up the residual paint with from the windows and paint palette.  I sprinkled some colored beads for added texture and hint of pink color into the nests.

Here you can see the window titles (7 Dots Studio, Ninth Wave stickers) which read "family together forever".
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Pinkpaislee Keepsakes, heirlooms,
Prima Marketing, Godmother, Pixie
Inkido Beige Anemon


Prima Marketing trinket, Song bird vine, various chalk edger colors
Creative Embellishments, windows and flourish chipboard
7 Dots Studio, Ninth Wave Alpa stickers
Shimmerz, Egg Noggin, Jenni B Blue, Truffle,Chocolate Brown
Stash items, nature stickers (dragon fly, flowers and butterfly), cheese clothe, button and arrow

Ounce Upon a Sketch  Journling theme inspiration.

Scrap Our Stash
5 patterned papers
4 stickers (alpha stickers, and b&w butterfly, flowers and dragon fly stickers)
3 numbers ( 1, 2, 3 sticker number are found above)
2 stamps  I used a floral wreath stamp in beige ( it pretty much blends in with the background color), crackle stamp which you can see down by the flourish.
1  paint or mist ( listed above)

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ENTRIES CLOSE SUNDAY 30TH NOVEMBER 23.55 EST  I was inspired by all of it!