"Selfie" with Creative Embellishments

I'm back today with my first August project for Creative Embellishments.  I am having so much fun just creating. The chipboard from CE has made it really easy. It's actually hard to to put it all on one page, oh maybe that's just me LOL.

This layout is all about me. Well, I know I'm not the only one out there that has a bunch of "selfies" on their phone. I decided to print a few and do a layout. It provided me the perfect opportunity to use some more of the title words. I am just loving them. I'm not really a title person on my layouts, but these titles quotes and sayings chipboard pieces are helping me get over it.

So here is my layout:

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I just loved this color combo. I used selfie title, flourish set 18, feathers and flourish set 26. For the flourish at the left, I used a sponged and dabbed on some gesso for a textured look before I painted it. Then I just highlighted it with some stickles (man, I had to dig those things out). The feather, The bottom flourish and the title all got the same treatment, just some metallic acrylic paint and highlighted with stickles. The pieces have a lot of shimmer in person.

Here are some close ups of the pieces.

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Thanks for stopping by the blog. See you next month with some more Creative Embellishments projects to share.

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Shadow Box *Saturday Tutorial* with Swirlydoos July project add-on kit

Happy Saturday everyone. Today I have a tutorial created for Swirlydoos.

This tutorial is a step by step on how I decorated my shadow box from the July project add-on kit.

 

I used the emebllishments from the kit and added a few of my own to take it over the top. A lot of the items I used can be purchased in the Swirlydoos Boutique.

 

Here is the video

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget, if you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at www.swirlydoos.com. Mention my name (Kim) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the Swirlydoos.com store!

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Creative Embellishments August challenge

It's the first of the month, so that means it's time for a new challenge at  Creative Embellishments. They have a challenge each month. Creative Embellishment sells great chipboard pieces, along with stamps stencils and wood veneer pieces. If you haven't checked out their online store, you are really missing out. They have great shipping times and excellent customer service.

On to my project that I created for the August monthly challenge. You must use 1 element from the photo and then add the twist. The twist for August was to use circle. Here is the inspiration piece:

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Here is my take on the challenge:

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I was inspired by the overall theme of summer fun. I also went with the blue and yellow in the photo.

The photo is of my niece in the pool at my sisters house. I thought this photo screams summer fun.  I used the happy word set for the title. It just got a simple coat of embossing powder. Under the photo I used lace border 3. I used aged gold embossing powder on it.  Over my photo I used out-of-this-world-frame.  I used a combo of the aged gold and blue embossing powder on it. I love the balance of colors on this layout. The yellow and blues pop, but they don't overwhelm. 

Here are a couple of close ups.

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Stop by the blog and check out the other DT members projects and try your hand at the challenge. I hope you play along with us this month.

 

Thanks for stopping by. Check back later this month for more of my Creative Embellishment projects.

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Swirlydoos *Moments Captured* full reveal

Hey everyone, I'm back with my full reveal of projects created with the Swirlydoos July *Moments Captured* monthly kit. Last week I gave you a little preview of the kit by showing you the layout I made using our monthly sketch.

Here is the sketch again:

July sketch

Here is my take on the sketch. This kit has such a vintage feel, that I reused one of my favorite photos of my mother. I altered it a bit by printing it in sepia tone. The brown tones of the photo go so well with the blues and browns of the papers.

Even though the kits are jam-packed, I used a few things from my stash, the filmstrip, a die, the resin frame and some bling to complete the page.

July sketch

 Next up is another layout. I used another vintage photo. I found this one on the Internet, I just could not find a source for it.

I have lots of layers going on here. I used a lot from the ephemera pack that's in the kit. The blue flowers are from my stash. I thought they worked better for this layout. There is a bit of stenciling here and there.

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I have one more layout too share and then we are on to some altered projects. This is a masculine layout. Oh how I have a difficult time with these layouts. My dh hates to see flowers on his layouts. I know those of you with little and BIG little boys at home feel my pain. Oh the struggle is real...lol!!

So I used 1 flower. It's a kraft flower, so it's kinda manly...right? I added a bunch of chipboard hoping he won't see the flower. Lots of stamping for texture ans some stenciling as well. There is distressing, inking and burlap too. All the things that make a manly layout.

July reveal

Ok, on to some altered projects. First up is a wall hanging i mad using the mixed media kit. This month the kit included piece of 12x12 plywood. It also included some distress stain and some Prima opal magic paint.

I used the plywood and the distress stain for this project. I also use the stencil that came in the project  kit. Add some paper and embellishments from the main kit, a piece of canvas paper and few other embellishments from my stash and BAM! Rustic Wall Hanging

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For my last project I have the shadow box from the project kit add on. There was an 8x10 shadow box, stencil, flowers, acrylic paint and a few strings of twine in this months kit.

For my shadow box, I chose to decorate the outside for now. My anniversary (22yrs) is coming up and we are having professional photos taken. Yep, I'm going to use a photo from that for the inside. So for now, all you get to see is the outside.

I used the flowers that came in the project kit plus a few more gray ones from the main kit. My wedding colors were pink and gray , so this worked out perfectly. I did have to grab a few pink flowers from my stash.

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Come back on Saturday and I will have a video to share with you on how I decorated the outside of the shadow box.

 

Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget, if you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at www.swirlydoos.com. Mention my name (Kim) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the Swirlydoos.com store!

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Untitled with Creative Embellishments and Prima BAP

Today I'm sharing another Creative Embellishments Design Team layout. Earlier this month I shared a layout that featured a photo of my husband and I on Halloween. We normally don't do much dressing up for the day, but last year we had a few family parties to attend and they just happened to be costume parties.

So we decided to go dressed as Bonnie and Clyde. This layout features a photo of just me dressed as Bonnie.

Here is my layout using that photo.

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I used a couple of different pieces of chipboard on this layout. First I started with the Fancy Oblong Frame Set. I used the Prima rust paste on it to get the texture and color. The next piece I used was the Flourish Set 4. I first covered it in gesso, then used a couple of different Prima Color Bloom sprays on it.

Here are a few close ups.

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How about a look at that frame. Lots of texture there. The chipboard is so sturdy, it will hold up to all types of mixed media.

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I am also entering this layout into the Prima July BAP. It is made almost entirely of Prima product, Of course with the exception of the amazing Creative Embellishments Chipboard.

Thanks for stopping by. Please check back frequently for updates or better yet click on the follow this blog link on the upper right hand side.

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Swirlydoos July *Moments Captured* Kit Reveal

Our July scrapbook kit has just hit the pavement, and we hope you're gonna LOVE IT!

 

We're proud to present:

“Moments Captured”

See how you can win this kit below!

 

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***All of our monthly scrapbook kits are available in our store while supplies last!***

 

 

 

 

Love it, right? Why not get one of your own? Let us 

"Inspire Your Obsession!"

 

 

 

become a subscriber and not only will you never miss a kit again, but you'll also pay less for gorgeous, perfectly coordinated monthly scrapbook kits!

*Mention this blog hop and save 10% on your first kit*

 

 

 

Each designer will post their complete reveal on the Swirlydoos Blog in the days immediately following our reveal. But for now, lemme tease you with a couple goodies from me!

 Here is my take on the sketch

July 2016 sketch

You are going to have to wait until Sunday for the rest, he he...

 

 

 

We have a great lineup of video tutorials, as well as step-by-step photo tutorials for you this month!

If you haven't already, (stern look) be sure you're connected with us on all our various social media outlets so you never miss a (free) learning opportunity. 

Swirlydoos Facebook page

Swirlydoos Gallery

Snapguide

 Pinterest

You-Tube 

 

 

SKETCH CHALLENGE!!

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July sketch, created by our amazing sketch artist, Beggahuna!

 

This beautiful sketch is your inspiration, now get creating! Our July sketch challenge runs until August 31st, and is open to EVERYONE! 

 

Upload your layout into the "Sketch" section of the Swirlydoos Facebook Gallery and you will be entered to win a fantastic prize from Swirlydoos! 

Check the sketch challenge thread in our forums to see how others were inspired by this same sketch.

 

 

SWIRLYDOOS FACEBOOK BLITZ!

This month we decided to change things up a bit, see if you're still paying attention ;-) You're still going to get to see what our FABULOUS designers have in store for you, but you're also going to get the chance to win THIS MONTH'S KIT
*gasp... yes!*

 

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(Don't worry subscribers!! We gotcha covered! If a current subscriber wins the contest, we will substitute this prize for your choice of either a CS, FLW, PP, MED, or DIE add on next month!) **limited to availability**

 

This promotion will run until midnight, eastern time, August 3rd. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Facebook Page and on our Blog.  Here's all you have to do...

 

  1. Like/Follow our Facebook page, and SHARE THE CONTEST POST! (must like/share to beentered at all) = 1 entry
  2. Tag your scrappy friends in the contest post= 1 additional entry
  3. Make any purchase in the swirlydoos store= 5 additional entries
  4. Become a monthly subscriber= 10 additional entries
  5. Refer a friendduring the contest = 10 additional entries (if they subscribe).

 

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE CONTEST POST

And finally, remember... HUGE SALE!

 

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Come back by my blog on Sunday July 31st, to see my full reveal. I will have all my projects created with this kit and I may even have another tutorial to share.

Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget, if you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at www.swirlydoos.com. Mention my name (Kim) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the Swirlydoos.com store!

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"Adventure" with Creative Embellishments

Today I'm sharing another Creative Embellishments Design Team layout. This layout features a photo of my husband and I on Halloween. We normally don't do much dressing up for the day, but last year we had a few family parties to attend and they just happened to be costume parties.

So we decided to go dressed as Bonnie and Clyde. Boy was it an "adventure". One, trying to find the right clothes and two, trying to find the right clothes that fit my husband without him being there to try them on.

Here is my layout using that photo. I think we made a pretty good Bonnie and Clyde.

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I tried to create a balance of masculine and feminine with the embellishments I chose. My husband hates it when I put flowers on layouts of him. I used flourish set 18 that I cut in half, under my photo.  I also used it in the little cluster in the bottom right. I also used distressed chicken wire border under my photo.

I first covered my chipboard pieces in gesso. I used a sponge to get the textured look. Then I used 2 coats of color bloom spray (with a paint brush) to get the color I wanted. Then I just rubbed on a bit of inka gold with my finger in spots to highlight.

Here are some close ups of the chipboard pieces:

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Thanks for stopping by. Please come back later on this month for my last Creative Embellishment project for this month.

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Rust Paste Embellishments Saturday Tutorial with Kim for Swirlydoos

Happy Saturday Savages, Kim here. Today I have a Saturday Tutorial for Swirlydoos.

This tutorial is a step by step on how I used the rust paste to alter some embellishments.

I used the Rust Paste we got in the May tech/project kit, along with the Prima molds and clay we got in the April tech/project kit.

 

 

This is a Design Team project/video I created for Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kit Club. If you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at www.swirlydoos.com. Mention my name (Kim) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the Swirlydoos.com store!

 

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Creative Embellishments July Challenge

I am so excited to be sharing my first Creative Embellishments Design Team post. Creative Embellishment sells great chipboard pieces, along with stamps stencils and wood veneer pieces. If you haven't checked out their online store, you are really missing out. They have great shipping times and excellent customer service.

On to my project that I created for the July monthly challenge. You must use 1 element from the photo and then add the twist. The twist for July was to use stars. Here is the inspiration piece:

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What a perfect inspiration piece for July. Here is my take on the challenge:

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I was inspired by the colors and the All American feel. The photo is of my Dad at a July 4th BBQ. I thought this photo was the perfect fit. His hat says All American Dad and he has always been my Hero. I used the falling-stars-border and cut it into a couple of pieces. I used aged gold embossing powder on them.  For my title I used amazing title. It just got a simple coat of acrylic paint. I love the simplicity of the layout, it really keeps the focus on the picture.  Stop by the blog and check out the other DT members projects and try your hand at the challenge.

 

Thanks for stopping by. Check back later this month for more of my Creative Embellishment projects.

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I've got some exciting news!! I made the DT over at......

Ok, so I have been busting at the seams with this news. Today is the day that I get to share it.

I am one of the newest member of Creative Embellishments. I am so excited to work with the wonderful ladies on this amazing team.

I have been a buying and using their chipboard products for a while and decide to leap out on Faith and try out.  I'm so happy I did.

Here is the announcement. Stop by and meet the other ladies. I am excited to get to know and work with them as well.

Here is a little bit of info about the products from Creative Embellishments:

All of our products are laser cut and engraved. Our chipboard is 1 /16" archival safe and purchased locally. You may find a little bi-product from the
 
manufacturing process on it when you receive it. We do everything we can to limit the amount but can not eliminate it all. Chipboard is a paper
 
product and when the laser cuts it there is a little ash or soot left behind. Usually around the sides or outline of the image cut lines. Also when
 
engraving there is sort of what appears to be dirt that can be easily wiped away. Many folks wipe the chipboard with baby wipes. I use a dry paper
 
towel or a cotton rag to remove the ash or burn residue. You may also find burn marks left behind on the back of the image. We do our best to change
 
our the grates we use to cut the images on but this burn or dirt doesn’t diminish the quality. Just wipe and gesso over. I also recommend using a base
 
coat of gesso before altering with any inks, paints or stains. This way you will get true color of the medium you are using. If you do not use gesso you
 
may get a muddy effect. If I use darker colors I don’t use gesso.
 
Our wood veneer is 1/16" basswood. Its a soft wood but laser engraves and cuts easily.It is delicate. It looks pretty left in it's natural form or altered.
 
We also carry 1/8” wood veneer and hope to design and create products to sell with the thicker wood.
 
 
Our pink rubber stamps are laser engraved.(we may eventually change to a grey rubber, more eco friendly) We do our best to wash off the rubber
 
stamp completely however through the manufacturing process there is an odor left behind and a white residue after engraving. When you receive your
 
stamp we recommend you clean again with anything other then bleach (or any drying type cleaner)it is rubber and you do not want it to dry rot
 
prematurely.
 
Our flair is made with a good quality laser paper and laser printer. They are 1"d and have a flat plastic backing.
 
Our stencils are made of thick high quality mylar and laser engraved. You may find black markings on the back which we do our best to prevent.
 
Sometimes there are small flare ups when engraving and its a harmless burn that will not transfer onto your projects or effect the stencil itself.
 
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Thanks for stopping by. Please come back by later to check out all my projects created with these wonderful  products.