"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.


Swirlydoos May *Peach Blossom* Kit Reveal

I can't tell you how much I love Swirlydoos kits! Every time I get one I say it's my favorite, once again May was no exception! I just love the projects I made with it, and I'm sharing them today.

 My first layout is using more photos from my cousins wedding. She had a morning wedding and her colors went so well with the papers from the kit.

 I snuck into my flower stash for the cream/gold burlap flowers. I fussy cut the doily from the specialty sheet of paper in the kit.  The title is a piece of chipboard from my stash. I did a bit of masking and stamping in the background. I love how this layout turned out.

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Next up is my layout based on the monthly sketch challenge. You don't have to be a kit subscriber to participate in the sketch challenge, so heard over to the forum and check it out. There is a great prize up for grabs.

Here is the sketch:

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This is another photo from my cousins wedding. I got so many good pictures from the wedding. Again, I snuck in some flowers and a piece of chipboard from my stash for this. I did a bit of masking behind the photo.

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Of course it was only fitting  that I used another photo from my cousins wedding.  I loved the faux lace at the top and bottom of this paper. I added the Blue Fern chipboard from the main kit as well as some pieces from the embellishment add on. 

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Lastly, I have more photos from the wedding, but I used them on an off the page project. We got a great wooden "OTP" item in the main kit. I used part of it to create this piece. I covered the long wooden piece with paper from the kit and created my layout on top of it. This will be given as a gift to the Bride and Groom.

 

I did some inking around the edges of the paper. The paper is a little short for the wooden piece, so I ripped it and added a contrasting sheet between the rips. I added some lace for some extra dimension under the ripped parts.

Under the photos, I used a doily that I fussy cut from the specialty sheet of paper in the kit. I used the mist from the mediums add on to color it. A few embellishments from the main kit and the embellishment add on and I was all done.

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Hope you have enjoyed my projects created with Swirlydoos May Peach Blossom Kit. Thanks for stopping by.

 

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May Prima BAP

Just stopping inn to share my entry into the Prima May Build A Page Challenge.  What a fun sketch to follow along with:

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Here is my entry. I used the Salvage District papers and embellishments for this layout. I love how the mint green looks with the greys. I layered lots of the ephemera under and around my photo. How about the new Prima flower ribbon. Love it!!

I slipped in a few older black flowers from Prima as well. The chipboard piece and butterfly is from my stash.

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The photo is an old one of me and my Mom. I think I was about 6 years old (he he). We were at my Mom's company picnic. 

 

Thanks so much for stopping by. 


7 Dots Monthly Challenge

Hey all, just dropping in to share my entry for this months 7 Dots Apr-May Challenge. The theme this month was In Motion.  Here is their inspirational circle.

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 I knew what i wanted to use, I just had to find the photo. A few years ago, I taught my niece how to hoola hoop. I even managed to get a picture of her when she finally got it. So this was the perfect fit for "in motion".

Here is my entry. I love that I got a chance to use blues. I rarely get to use that color, so I just ran with it. 

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I started out by using the 9th Wave collection. Then I  used a lot of mixed media on this layout. I used embossing paste, gesso, color bloom sprays, art stones, glitter glass ams mini art stones. Plus there are several layers of stamping.

I mixed a few of my scrap chipboard pieces with some whole pieces. I love that circle frame from Creative Embellishments. I cut some of the center out, so I still have a smaller circle to use later. 

This was just a fun layout to create.

 

Thanks for stopping by.

 


Prima April BAP

Just stopping in today to share my entry for the Prima April BAP. I loved the sketch this month, let's take a look at it:
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Here is my take on the sketch:
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I used the Tales of You and Me line for my layout. Lots of flowers from that line as well. My chippies were treated with Prima crackle in gold. I used Prima platinum in a mask on the background. I have a ton of the Prima resin cherubs stashed and I used one here.
Thanks for stopping by.

Swirlydoos April *Purple Haze* Kit Reveal with Kim

I can't tell you how much I love Swirlydoos kits! Every time I get one I say it's my favorite, April was no exception! I just love the projects I made with it, and I'm sharing them today.

 

My first layout is using a photo from my cousins wedding. She had a morning wedding and her colors went so well with the papers from the kit.

 I snuck into my flower stash for the coral/orange flowers. The embellishment are made from the moulds and clay from the technique add on kit. I love how they turned out. I also added a few scrap pieces of chipboard from my stash. I love how this layout turned out.

 

Next up is my layout based on the monthly sketch challenge. You don't have to be a kit subscriber to participate in the sketch challenge, so heard over to the forum and check it out. There is a great prize up for grabs.

Here is the sketch:

 

This is another photo from my cousins wedding. I got so many good pictures from the wedding. Again, I snuck in some flowers from my stash for this. I did a bit of masking and stamping behind the photos.

 

 

 

Next up is a layout I created based on the Blue Fern monthly sketch. It was only fitting that I use the sketch since we have all the wonderful Blue Fern papers.

Of course, I used another photo from my cousins wedding. This time it's one of dh and I. I pulled in some of the light blues for this one. I still used a lot of the cream/coral tones. I added a few extra pieces of Blue Fern chipboard, as well as some masking on the background. 

 

Lastly, I have another layout from the wedding. This one is a selfie I took. Most of the time when I take these, I am not very happy with them. I actually really like this one, and it goes so well with the kit.

 

I did some masking, misting and stamping on the background of this one. I also used the moulds and clay to make some of the embellishments. I used some distress ink on the chipboard piece that we got in the kit. 

 

Thanks for stopping by

 

 “Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kit Club has been sending out elegant, top of the line, perfectly coordinated scrapbook kits to scrapbookers all over the world since 2009! 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 Heard) 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!”

 

 


April kit reveal with Swirlydoos

 

 

 

Welcome to:
April Scrapbook Kit Reveal!
This month we are doing a Social Media reveal. Please go to join us on the Swirlydoos Blog(for kit reveal video and tech kit video) and our Swirlydoos Facebook page. Make sure you like, follow and share the post for a chance to win a prize! Also, make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED on Snapguide, Pinterest, and You-Tube, there are hundreds of free tips, tricks and tutorials posted.
Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful April collection:
 
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And check out these coordinating add-ons that perfectly compliment our April scrapbook kit! 
 
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Are you a subscriber? If so, your kit is on it's way if you don't already have it! If not, check out the Swirlydoos store to see if there are any April kits or add-ons in the store!
 
Has it sold out? - become a subscriber and not only will you never miss a kit again, but you'll also pay less for your monthly scrapbook kits!
*Mention this blog hop and save 10% on your first kit*
 
 
 
 
Our designers will be sharing all their projects with you on the blog starting 4/25. You don't want to miss all the amazing projects
 
Join us in the Challenge forums for this months sketch challenge. This challenge runs until May 15th. You don't have to use our kit to enter the challenge.
 Here is the sketch and challenge prize:
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Here is my layout based on the sketch:
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Come back on 4/27 to see all my projects revealed.
While you are in the forums, don't forget to check out our other challenges, they are open to all.
 
 
This promotion will run until midnight, eastern time, April 27th. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Facebook Page and Blog on 04/29.  In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:

1: Like and follow (make sure you turn on notifications) our Facebook page. Leave a comment let us know you have liked the pages This way we know you were there. 

2: Before you leave "tag" a friend, so they can see all the wonderful goodies in this kit and earn a chance to win a prize as well. 

3: Finally, share our Facebook post on your wall.
 

Thanks for joining us for our April kit reveal. 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!