Ciao Bella Paper Altered House

Tis another fun project this season, My last project for Ciao Bella Paper, and altered house just in time for the cold of winter and all the snow. CBP House

Thank you Ciao Bella for the great opportunity.


Here is a short video of the evolution of the altered winter house.

Here are a few close-ups for you.

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CBP House 2

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I would love to wish you all safe and happy holiday season from my home to yours.



Ciao Bella Paper Sound of Winter 12×12, Sound of Winter A4 Collection

Petallo Flowers

Tando Creative Altered House.

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Creative Embellishments Holiday Tags

Hello all, I would love to share a set of tags I made with lots of goodies from the store.  Last year I made tags and they were a hit. We actually make maple syrup and what better gift at Christmas than a homemade maple syrup with a beautiful Christmas tag to go with it.

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Funny thing, I made these while I was at Maggi’s, I had some issues with what I was seeing in my brain to what was happening on the tags. At one point, I only had No and Jo on the tags instead of Joyeux Noel. Boy did we laugh.

December CE Tags

I did make a video of how these came together, I did edit out the No and Jo 🙂 Its a short one.

I assembled various tags and Artist Trading Coins with paper. I applies a layer of crackle paste with the Distressed Crackle Stencil and set aside to dry while I heat emboss all of the Merry Christmas sentiments and the snowflakes.

I love the deer heads and used them on the larger tags. I layered the Merry Christmas Sentiments and added a small flower cluster.

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These little tags came out how I envisioned them. The Jouyeux hanging off the tag to where it is going to dangle. I added the snowflake in the flower cluster and used some deconstructed tacky old Christmas ornaments Jen, Billie and I found at a thrift sale on our walk.

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Now these ones I thought were going to dangle like real ornaments, that is where the No and Jo came in. I struggled with the ribbon choice, but I was determined to get the right look…………ok well trash that, I  just glue them down. 😉 but the Christmas Bulbs still dangled so I still got some of the effect I was looking for.

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These are so fun and they are going to work great for my gifts and maple syrup.  I hope they inspire you all to have some fun this holiday season. Happy Holidays to you all!



Creative Embellishments

Deer Heads

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French Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas Sentiments

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ATC Coins


Distress Patterns Stencil

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Christmas Bulbs


Other Supplies:

Ciao Bella Paper Snow and the City 12×12, Snow and the City A4

DecoArt Crackle Paste

Graphic 45 Tags

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Ciao Bella Paper Shaker Cards

Hello all, I want to share these fun shaker cards I made while at our scrappy girls weekend. Jen brought all these shakers and I was determined to get some DT commitments done. I was limited on what I had for paper with but I totally love this collection. Using the  shakers as inspiration, they just came together.

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Because I had limited room with making videos. I do have a short video for you, but these came together rather quickly. I had brought the paper and all the matching colours of flowers.


These cards are so fun, When I get some down time I will make some matching envelopes and decorate with some of the cut outs from the A4 pack.

Using the inspiration from the background paper, the mitten was perfect, the cold chilly ice skating.

Mitten Shaker

The last card, I used cut out from the A4 collection to put it the center of the “O”,

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 I want to send out a Big Thank you to Buttons Galore and More for all the beautiful fillings to go with these beautiful cards. matches the paper collection perfectly. Thank you.

I hope you enjoy and Happy Holidays to you All! Enjoy



Ciao Bella Paper Snow and the City 12×12, Snow and The City A4 Collection

Creative Embellishemtns Mitten Shaker, Joy Shaker, Snow Globe Shaker.

Buttons Galore and More: Happy Harvest, Snow Drift.

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Creative Embellishments Advent Calendar

What a fun project, and how perfect is this for the montly challenge. Who doesnt like glitter and who doesn’t like daily treat to celebrate the holiday season. I will have to admit this project was tedious and time consuming, but fun. and I actually only used one product from the store, I think that is a first for me. I absolutely the the Christmas Countdown Set. I used some old packaging, I glued 4 of the together and started to cut and measure…….until I had the pockets all covered inside and out. I needed to somehow fit the title on the piece and actually used a skewer, painted it and attached the title like a billboard. I filled the chambers with small candies and money, starting with smaller bills and working up to bigger ones.

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Here is the inspirational photo, I cant wait to see the entires.


Here are a few close-ups.

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I incorporated the glitter on the wood chambers and in the shimmer from the sprays I used to colour the Christmas Countdown.

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Have a great creative day! Thank you for Stopping by today!



Creative Embellishments Christmas Countdown

Craft Box UK Christmas Tale

Lindy’s Gang Golden Lump O Coal, Creme Bruelee Cream

Tattered Angles Cream de Chocolat

Americana Chalky White Finish

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Ciao Bella Paper Winter Album Time For Home

Hello all, I would love to share another album I made with the Time for Winter Collection from Ciao Bella Paper. This is another project I made while at Maggi’s this last fall. no video of the actually creation of it. Video was capable but not for such a big project. But this paper collection works great for the album. Cool yet warm fuzzy feelings.

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Here is a short video walk through of the project, pictures don’t do it justice, this album is actually rather long.



Here are a few close-ups for you to enjoy!

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Thank you for stopping by today. Enjoy and be creative!



Ciao Bella Paper Time For Winter 12×12, time For Winter A4

Creative Embellishments Winter Album. Snowflakes, Winter Frame Set, Icicle Boarder

Buttons Galore and More Ocean Set

Petaloo flowers

Prima Marketing Inc Flowers

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Graphic 45 Layout Creative Embellishments


Such a fun layout I made at Maggi’s, I actually ran out of projects I brought and decided to make a layout, I usually bring some photos of the kids or of our adventures and thought its been awhile since I made a layout. Maggi said “Here’s some paper if you can do something with it.” Well did I ever.

CE November Layout

Here  is a short video of the creative process.

The paper was so beautiful I added some simple subtle details on the background with the Distress Crackle stamp along with the distress Diamond stamp. Topping off the texture with the Distress Patterns Stencil and some embossing powder.

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Using layers I made a pocket on the page, using some pre-made tags, I wanted something to journal on and slide into the page that could be easily removed. So being at Maggi camp and with the Queen on minis and pockets and flips and folds. The spirit was in the air to go with the flow.

I changed up the title half way through the creation. I thought the title would get lost in the composition so I moved it to the edge to help you eyes flow across the page.

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This was a fun day with Olivia, we went on a field trip to the ice skating rink. I haven’t had skates on since grade school. It’s just like riding a bike. Then we went to the movie theater for a movie. Yep it;s been years for that one too. But we made many great memories. Me and my little mini Me.

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I hope you enjoy and Thank you for stopping by today! Enjoy and be creative.



Creative Embellishments

Lace Boarder 1

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Flourish Page Corner

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Small Moments Boarder

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Distress Harlequin Stamp


Distress Patterns Stencil

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Lindys Gang Golden Lump of Coal

Seth Apter Maze

Stampendous FREG026

Prima Flowers

Petaloo Flowers

Graphic 45 Le Romantique Devoted, Celebration, Enamored Embrace


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Autumn ATC’s Creative Embellishments


Hello Again, Well more projects from Maggi Camp, and when you sit next to the famous Jen Snyder and see you fabulous cards she makes, no wonder one becomes inspired to try to make a set. Its always nice to try before you buy. Such enablers we are.

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So Jen had this fun die cut card she shared with us all. Getting a tutorial from Jen is always an adventure. Just like our road trips, it’s never a good thing when Jen is behind the wheel and I am the navigator, but that might be a whole other post. lol

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So back to the cards. I saw the design and said, I have the perfect chipboard that might work and perfect! I tried it out and the perfect fit. They were made for each other, destiny. After cutting the paper, really very minimal assembly required. It was more painting the Autumn ATC Coins and the Pumpkin Corner Set. Blending and shading.

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The cool thing about these cards is you really cant mess them up. They work if your looking at them from the front or the back

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If I didn’t add so many flowers to my stuff, these could easily get put in the post.

CE November Cards

Well I am sure there will be adventures of the creative minds of Maggi camp. Thank you for stopping by today and enjoy the upcoming holidays.



Creative Embellishments

Pumpkin Corners

Autumn ATC Coins

Spellbinders Large Die of the Month

Lindy’s Gang Tiger Lily Red Orange

Edelweiss Moss Green

Bayou Boogie Gold

Jolly Roger Red


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Shaker Cards Buttons Galore and More

Boy did we have fun at Maggi’s. We all brought extra stuff so everyone got to experiment and play with new stuff, just waiting to enable each other to go shopping and spend more money. Well Jen brought all these shakers from Nicolle’s Creative Embellishments Store, anything you can think of it was there. Then the very Generous Buttons Galore and More Owner has pretty much anything and everything to fill the shakers. So without further ado, I am going to share 2 shakers I made. My first one was a trial,  me and my mixed media idea’s.  I have to figure out if it will work or not work. So I started with some texture. Adding texture hear and there, making sure not to get it between the layer. Then getting my paint on, painting to get the shaker card to where I like it. Jen did all the rest, I just had to pick the shaker contents that looked the best. With this card I used the Golden Opportunity from Buttons Galore and More.

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Here are some close-ups.


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Now with the maple leave, I thought of Adam and our Maple syrup we make. We sell and I plan on making some cards for anyone that wants to buy it for a Christmas Gift. This maple shaker worked great, I filled this one with the Fall Foliage, just perfect! I cant wait to give these away!

Maple Leaf HJT

Here are some close-ups.

Maple Leaf HJT 2


Maple Leaf HJT 1

I hope you enjoy the tags, Happy Harvest!





Creative Embellishments: Maple Leaf Shaker, Pumpkin Shaker

Buttons Galore and More:  Golden Opportunity, Fall Foliage.

We R Memories Keepers Fall Harvest

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Creative Embellishments November Challenge Studio Light Tags


Where has the year gone, my goodness before we know it Christmas will be here. So lets not rush it and lets get on with the November Challenge. Another project made on the girls weekend, so another short video to go along with it.

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I started with the picking the paper, and I love this paper so much that I actually made two large tags, I did a little background work with the snowflake stencil and paste, before figuring out the focal points with the Autumn Frames Sets and Autumn ATC’s, then it was a matter of adding the twist of adding wood to the flower clusters. I added the Happy Thanksgiving Title to each of the tags. Then I just finished off the tags with a few subtle details of flat back pearls and micro beads.

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Here is the inspirational photo for the challenge.


Here is the short video followed by some close-ups of each of the tags.


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Here is the Happy Thanksgiving Tag

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I hope you all play along this month, I look forward to seeing the entries.



Creative Embellishments

Large Tags

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Snowflake Stencil

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Autumn Frame Set

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Autumn ATC

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Boarder Trees


Happy Thanksgiving Set

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Petaloo Flowers

28 Lilac Lane, Buttons Galore and More Starry Night

Finnabair Unicorn Paste, Golden Nugget Paste

Studio Light Winter Memories, Frozen Forest.


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Andy SkinnerThe Art Room Base Kit

As we fast approach the Halloween Season, I wanted to do a ghoulish project with Andy’s pastes and paints. I must admit I absolutely love the texture this Starta Paste makes. I decided on the Art Box from Tando Creative. I made a little video of the creative process and evolution of how this project came to be.

Andy Skinner Tomb.jpg Here is the short video

As the project started to come together, I added more and more details. I was going to add the tombstone, but in the end, after adding the door to the tomb. I ended up just using it in the background. But it still added to the effect of the project. Andy Skinner Tomb 5

I used the tags embellishments kit to add a tomb marker, Using the resist paste to add to the old feeling of the project.

Andy Skinner Tomb 1

Using a resin skull, I aged with mixing the Quinn Gold and the Raw Umber in a “Dirty Wash”.

Andy Skinner Tomb 2

I hope you enjoy the project and Thank you all and have a great day!!!!

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Rub On Transfers

CE Mixed Media Transfers By Andy Skinner Horror

Mixed Media Pastes/Paints

CE Andy Skinner Cosmic Shimmer Strata Paste

CS Andy Skinner Mixed Media Quick Grab Glue

CS Andy Skinner Artist Pigment Paints Quinacridone Gold

CS Andy Skinner Artist Pigment Paints Cobalt Teal Hue

CS Andy Skinner Artist Pigment Paints Raw Umber

CS Andy Skinner Artist Pigment Paints Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide

CS Andy Skinner Artist Pigment Paints Paynes Grey

CS Andy Skinner Artist Pigment Paints Prussian Blue

Illusionary Artist


Rock’n Rust Stamp



Have Your Say Stencil 


Tando Creative: 

The Art Room Base Kit

France Papillon Tags And Embellishments Kit

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