Nomadic Soul Diaries Alter Bag Album

Hello all the wondering stars out there, I would love to share with you an altered bag album I made for the Nomadic Soul Diaries September Challenge. This bag was so fun to make. I incorporated the challenge with the charms and the pockets, I have two videos today for you. One of the walk through and one of the creative process.

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Here is the challenge.


Here is the creative video:

And here is a walk through of the final project.

Enjoy the close-ups

NSD Bag Album 1

This collection of paper is from Craft Box UK, it features many of the famous sites located in London and in the UK. I used the post cards in the pockets to journal our UK adventures.

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I added the pockets and flaps and tucked things here and there. using the words from the paper to tell some of the story.

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Crazy Bear -Beaconsfield


Using lots of chippies from Creative Embellishments to add more details. I also used actual postage stamps on the postcards.

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Canterbury Catherdral

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The London Eye

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Canterbury Cathedral

Trouble in a red telephone box.

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To travel is really to live, so many life adventures, diversities, and worldly love. I have meet so many beautiful caring people all over with our travels. Life is great!

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One of my favourite places.

NSD Bag Album 1

NSD Bag Album 2

Thank you for stopping by, don’t forget to stop by the Nomadic Soul Diaries IG page.

I hope so see some other beautiful bag creations, just in time for the holiday season even.



Craft Box UK: Travel Often  12×12, Travel Often A4, Travel Often 6×6 paper pack,  Flowers and Charms

Creative Embellishments: London England, Vacation, Lamp Posts, Round Distress Stamps, Old World Map Small

Prima Marketing Inc, Vintage Moulds Nautical, Metallions,

Lindy’s Gang Silhouette Silver

Finnabair Melange Art Pebbles

Ranger Alcohol Ink Caramel

Amazing Casting Resin

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Amber Dreams Creative Embellishments


Hello all, Welcome back.

Today I am sharing a layout with lots of texture and feel. I love incorporating the photos into the the page itself. This was from our trip to Omaha Nebraska. We took a weekend trip down there, meet up with our friends from Colorado and hung out in Old Town Omaha. This part of the city has so much character and uniqueness.

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Here is a short video of the creative process.


Using the paper to help give that vintage effect. I only mixed some texture paste with some modeling paste together. I spread it through the Distress Brick Stencil and put the heat gun to it. I applied a thick layer and new it was going to take some time to dry.

CE Amber Moon

I layered the paper and used the distress brick stamp to add texture to the other side of the paper.

I originally started with the grunge corner chipboard but didn’t like the feel of it. I  changed it to the acorn branch. I love how sturdy the chipboard is, it take colours and sprays so well. I used some spray to add colour both the branch and the acorn cluster.


After adding a few clusters in the acorn branch, I used some smaller paper embellishments to fill in the smaller holes on the page until I think it looks good.

Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!!!



Creative Embellishments

Acorn Clusters

Acorn Branch

Distress Brick Stamp

Distress Brick Stencil

Finnabair Dragons Eye Acrylic Paint, Steampunk Copper

Lindy’s Gang Clam Bake Beige, Milk Chocolate Brown, Dark Chocolate Truffle


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Creative Embellishments October Challenge

Here is the November challenge, and I totally went Shabby Chic, The mood board is so vintage and elegant how could I not. This will be prefect for that Vintage, mixing lace and ribbons and of course beautiful flowers. I used multiple products to pull off this shabby chic. I  started with the base of the card with some texture from the distress patterns stencil and some paste, topping if off with some micro beads. I also wanted to have these beatuiful flower clusters and heat embossed the ornate leaves to add to it. I topped off the cards with the Small Sentiments. I hope you all play along! CE Love Clippings Cards 1.jpgHere is a short vidoe of the process. Enjoy!

The challenge is to add Lace to the project, and I love it! Here is your inspirational mood board!


Enjoy the close-ups.

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I made these for a co-worker as commission pieces. I made the matching envelopes with the remainder leaves to add that special touch.

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CE Love Clippings Cards

Thank you all for stopping by today and your support!



Creative Embellishments

Ornate Leaves

Small Sentiments 

Distress Patterns Stencil

Prima Marketing Love Clippings Collection

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Various things

This is going to be a post of various things. I am trying to clean up my blog posts, I have a variety of projects I haven’t posted, some because I just forgot, some are old and not sure are even worthy of posting, some where posted to company sites but like some of you, its hard to me to just hit the delete button and be done with it.
This is a project I did a few years back for Relics & Artifacts. This was an altered book I did for an art class I took. Trying new things and going out of the comfort zone. Its something I never really finished, because I couldn’t get past that block, but it is unique and has some interesting features.
Relics Altered Book
Here is another project I made with RA and a collaboration with Rubber moon stamps.  click on the hyperlink if you want to see more of the projects.
Here is a layout I did a few years back, simple and clean. Made with Lemoncarft paper. A nice summer layout of one of the last days of boating for the year.
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Here are another couple projects I did. These were some Frida inspired bags I made. Lots of hand painting and stencilling in the background.
Frida Bag Blue
I made a couple different versions using Sandra Evertson’s Stamps. I enlarge the print and transferred it on to the canvas, then I hand painted. not the easiest to pain on canvas.
Frida Bag Red
I want to thank you all for stopping by, I hope you enjoy some of the older projects. if feels good to clean up some of the clutter even if it is digital.
Have a great creative Day!

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Mountain Adventures ~ Creative Embellishments


Hello all, Welcome back. I would like to share a fun layout I made of our recent adventures in the Rocky Mountains. So many adventures on this trip, wild moose, scenic views, and great memories.

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To get the full effect of the mountains at roughly 12000 feet, snowy peaks at the highest elevation, brown barren where the oxygen is just to thin for much to grow and then the flurishing green at the lower elevations. I used an ombre effect on the Scandinavian Mountains, I added the snow peaks all the way down to the green forests.

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I also used the same effect on the Travel Word Set 1. I in cooperated the whole set of words in the page. It help add lift and dimension.

Looking at the background, I wanted to add more peaks and used the diamonds of the Distress Patterns Stencil and some gel medium. It gives a little extra subtle details.

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I added more details to the paper with a few of my favourite background stamps. I started with the Distress Crackle Stamp and switched up the colours with the distress scrip stamp. I finished it off with the Distress Chevron Stamp and some bold green. 

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I topped off the layout with some flower clusters and art stones to fill in the spaces. I think the texture and the dimension of the page is perfect for the feel of the mountains.

Thank you for stopping by today~ keep on the look out for more fun adventures from our summer vacations.


Creative Embellishments:

Scandinavian Mountains

Travel Word Set 1

Distress Crackle Stamp

Distress Script Stamp

Distress Patterns Stencil

Distress Chevron Stamp

Finnabair Mega Art Stones, Art Stones

Prima Marketing Flowers Time traveler Tags, Time traveler Flowers, Time Traveler Brads, Stationers Desk Flowers, Fairy Rhymes Flowers, Colour Blooms Golden Oregano, Colour Blooms Golden Walnut


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Ciao Bella Card Challenge

Hello all I am Sharing my DT challenge. I successfully made 8 holiday cards with using one 6×6 paper pack, technically I think I could have squeezed one more out the scraps. lol Using the Time for Home Collection and titles from Creative Embellishments.

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I made a short video. Just lots of layers but you see I use the scraps and leftovers to make these beautiful holiday cards.


The DT for Ciao Bella Paper is having a challenge to make a project with one paper pack. To show just how far you can get with one paper pack. I got to pick which one I wanted to use and thought how about I get my holiday cards done. 2 birds with one stone.


Here are some close-ups of the cards.

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CBP Card Challenge 8 HT


CBP Card Challenge 13 HT


TCBP Card Challenge 17 HT

CBP Card Challenge 16 HT

CBP Card Challenge 3 HT


Time for Home 6×6 Paper Pack

Creative Embellishments Christmas Sentiments

Lindys’ What Watch Blue

Finnabair Snowflake Paste

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Mechanical Dreams Creative Embellishments Mini Album


Hello all, Welcome back. I would love to share a fun steampunk mini album I made recently. I love just playing with paint. Its relaxing to just sit there and let the time get away from you. It’s also forgiving. A slip here or not the right colour there, it’s transforming. I have been looking at the Steampunk Octopus for months. Trying to figure out a fun project to use it on. I was digging around and found the Oval Album and the light bulb just turned on. 


I made a video of the evaluation of the album.


Here are a few close-ups

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I love the Steampunk Heart 2, I painted and blended. I added some rust effect with paint and water. I diluted the paint to age the project more and give it that grunge feel to the project.

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Using another ATC coin, I paint and layer the last page. I top it all off with tiny metal watch parts on various parts of the chipboard and paper elements.


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I used the Steampunk ATC as the center point for the cover. Doing some light painting and a brief title to the project.

Steampunk Album 2

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a Crafty Happy day



Oval Mini Album

Steampunk Octopus

Steampunk ATC’s

Steampunk Heart 2

Nautical Artist Trading Coins

Circles Stamp

Distress Chicken Wire Stamp

Distress Crackles Stamp

Seaweed Stencil

Distress Patterns Stencil

Nautical Stencil 

Other Supplies:

Craft Box UK Steampunk City 12×12, Steampunk City  6×6, Steampunk City

DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics: Metallic Gold, Phthalo Green-Blue, Burnt Sienna, Primary Magenta, Titan Buff, Quinacridone Gold, Blue Green Light, Colbalt Teal Hue, Paynes Grey, Phthalo Green-Yellow, Ceruleon Blue, Modeling Paste, Metallic Silver, Burnt Umber.

Finnabair Mica Powder Bottle Green, Blue Water

Lindy’s GangBlackbeard Blue Violet Moon Shadow Mist, Whale Watch Blue



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Ciao Bella Paper Collateral Rust ATC’s

Hi everyone, I want to share a fun set of ATC’s made with the Collateral Rust collection from Ciao Bella Paper. This was just a relaxing set of ATC’s to make to just let the texture of the paints pull out the elements of the paper. Its just relaxing to have the brush in my hand and letting the flow on the paint just do it’s thing.

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These little ATC’s were quick and easy to make, just some layering but more of the technique of adding some aging and rusting with minimal paints, a dab of water and a brush.

The beautiful thing with this paper collection, is there really isn’t a lot you have to do to manipulate and alter the paper in any way. The paper truly speaks Rust.


Adding the crackle glaze to the cut out signs helps give that worn look to them. And of course I love my quinnacridone gold.

Collateral Rust ATC's Heather

Here are a few more close-ups for you.

Collateral Rust ATCs RawI topped of the ATC’s with a few bolts from Andy Skinners Industrial Elements, rusting the elements to add to the overall look of the project.


Thank you for stopping by today.


Cioa Bella Paper Collateral Rust 6×6 Pack
DecoArt Media Quinnacridone Gold Fluid Acrylic
DecoArt Media Cobalt Blue Hue
DecoArt Media Transparent Yellow Oxide
DecoArt Media Crackle Paint
DecoArt Media Tinting Base
DecoArt Media Crackle Glaze
Andy Skiiner Industrial Elements

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Creative Embellishments September Challenge

Hello all! Welcome to another challenge at Creative Embellishments. And what a challenge it is. I took the inspiration from the specimen bottles and science from the mood board. I added the circles and the patterns to add texture to the background. I used a large tag and can you believe it…no paper. I decided to just add details with chipboard and paint. Starting on the background I used the Bokeh Circle Stencil and crackle paste. After that dried I added another layer right over the top with the Distress Circle Stencil. I layered the Distress Circle Boarder and the Infinity Circle Boarder. But I still felt something was missing and added the large black gears. I did make a little video of the creative process for you.

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Here is the mood board to get some creativity flowing.


Here are some close-ups.

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CE September Challenge 2

I hope you find some inspiration with this mood board. I look forward to the entries.

Thank you for stopping by!



Large Tags

Distress Circles Stencil

Bokeh Circles Stencil

Infinity Circle Frame

Distress Circles Boarder

Finnabair Metallic Paints Brass Hardware, Soft Satin, Deep Waters, Raven Black. Glass Glitter Midnight Blue, Pitch Black

Craft Box UK: Art Alchemy Collection, Craft Box Micro Beads

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Romantic Times Accordion Album

Hello all, another post today sharing another beautiful collection from Ciao Bella Paper. Today I want to share with you an Accordion Album made with the shabby chic Romantic Time Collection. Well, I am always making something for someone and again, this is a accordion album that has lots of spaces to put those precious photos. I had on of the girls at work in mind when I made this, thinking this would be a good little baby album.

CBP Romantic Time Square Heather

Here is a creative video of the process. A little longer video today, because of the bigger project, but thanks for the support.

I love the way this album is made, It flows from the front to the back with ease. There is a short walk through video also of the finished project.

Here are some close-ups

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One of the first pages.

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Romantic Time Album 6

Thank you for stopping by and your continuing support.


Ciao Bella Paper Romantic Time 12×12
Ciao Bella Paper Romantic Time A4 Creative Pack

Creative Embellishments Flourish Clock
Creative Embellishments Flourish 6
Creative Embellishments Flourish 14
Lindys’ Gang Silhouette Silver Moon Shadow Mist
Prima Marketing Rose Quartz Flowers
Craft Box UK Make New Memories Lace
Craft Box UK Vintage Seamstress Ribbon

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