Nomadic Soul Diaries April Challenge

Hello all, welcome again to the year long IG challenge from Nomadic Soul Diaries, Today I am sharing an interactive card made for the April Challenge. There is still time to join.

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This month is to make an interactive card and to top it off with sequins.


Here is the creative video of how this came together, I can not take credit in inventing this card, there are a ton of Youtube videos out there about interactive cards, that’s were I found this one.

Here are a few close-ups.

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Here is another short video of the actual movement of the card.


Thank you for stopping by today, Looking forward to seeing the entries on the IG feed.

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Craft Box UK The Dreamer Collection 6×6 Paper Pack, 12×12 pack, Dreamers Collection Flowers, Exclusive Stamp Set, Exclusive Snip Art Stencil, Micro-Beads

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Lindy’s Gang Open Arms Amethyst, Tainted Love Teal, Hyacinth Blue Jade Embossing Powder

Finnabair Art Stones

Here is the inspirational photo.

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Industrial Tag For Creative Embellishments

Welcome to another month at Creative Embellishments and I would like to share a tag I made for the May Challenge. I took the challenge not based on the colours that are so beautiful; but more for the words, I am such a dreamer and I love art, I dream I could spend more time with my art……but I best keep dreaming. 😉 But the twist to the challenge is to add wings, I love dragonflies and industrial so why not combine them using the steampunk dragonfly and the perfect paper and alphabet panel. So I made a large tag with some painting techniques with my favourite grungy colours. And a little video of the process. So I hope you enjoy!

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Here is the video of the creative process.

Enjoy the close-ups.

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I hope you enjoy and enter the challenge this month.




Large Tags

Alphabet Panel

Steampunk Dragonfly

Stamperia Mechanical Fantasy

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Mini Wedding Album

Hello everyone, I just want to share the mini album I made to match the shadow box from earlier this month, this will be a photo heavy post but lots and lots of goodies. We recently had the cruise and I worked on some of this on the ship but there was tons of fun beachy goodness here. And a ton of product.

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I used so many different chipboard through out the book, I did various techniques including heat embossing, inking and dry brushing.

Mini Page 1

My friend sent me various photos but I did leave a few pages blank to add the actual wedding photos to the book after the big day, but filled in the pages with the various selfies and family photos she sent me.

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This page I left blank to fit that perfect photo on. I used the doodle heart and spray and just painted the chipboard. It added that great pop of red. 

Mini Page 3

I’ve been holding on to the Make Her Laugh Title for a while now and I thought this would be the perfect page. The cluster has a hidden little heart in it from the Heart Dangle. 

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Using the fishnet stencil in the background I added blue spray over to mix up the brown tones some, then the cluster has some large sea shells with a crackle base topped off with a little colour to highlight the cracks. Using the distress circle boarder for more filler again.

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Here is another page with the large sea shells.

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I used a light heat embossing on the Families are Forever title and the wooden anchor in the small cluster over the photo. I MiniPage 7

I left this page blank for another photo of the bride and groom. I used real shells and supplies for most of the clusters in the book. And appropriatly titled this page From This Moment. 

Mini Album Cover

Thank you all for stopping by, I hope you enjoy.



Love Boarder Words

You and Me

Doodle Hearts

Distress Circle Boarder

Make Her Laugh

Heart Dangle

Family Times

Heart Pieces 

Large Sea Shells

Love Hearts 

Wooden Anchor

Families are Forever

From This Moment

Stamperia Sea Land Collection


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Creative Embellishments Ocean Tags

I just got back from a cruise where I got to meet up with some scrappy friends and also meet some amazing new ones. I did a little make and take while there and used some of Nicolles fabulous chipboards from the store. These is a replica of the tag of course with a little more media on it. I just love my texture.

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I actually decided to use an older paper collection and I started with background on the large tags, I always make two incase I don’t like one, which sometimes they one or both end up in the bin. But staring with some texture on the background with some crackle paste. (trying to use up stash) I then covered with the Distress Patterned Stencil, before adding some stamping with the Distress Circle Stamp.

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After the background was done I did simple inking on the circle chipboard and square pieces.

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I added simple layers of paper cut outs and used the boat wheels and crabs to use as fillers and added a few shells and flowers to the focal points.

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A little video of the creative process for you all.


Here are a few more closeups.

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It’s a fitting beach and sea themed tag. Perfect for the recent adventure we all just had, but more to come on that on another day. Ohh the stories…….




Boat Wheels

Distress Circle Pieces

Distress Square Pieces

Large Tags

Distress Patterns Stencil

Distress Circle Stamp

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Air Mail Scrapbooking Page with 7 Dots Studio

I have some great neighbours, we live out in the country and my neighbour boys (yes they are twins) Mike and Jake have been flying since they were teenagers. Every year they make time to take Maksim up in the plane to do a “flyby” in the neighbourhood. Maksim likes to go in the fall so he can see the changing colours of the trees. So we get all buckled in, do our pre-flight checks and then we are ready for take off. Such sweet memories and the smiles are priceless.

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Here is a video of the creative process.

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I used the Air Mail Clear stamp to add more details to the background of the paper, I love the Unaddressed paper because it matched the theme of the worldly little traveler that I have. So I started the background with mixing two colours of the crackle paste and used the Air Plane Stencil after some background stamping.

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I love the Air Mail Collection, it works great with these aviation photos. All the little details from the planes on the chipboard to the extra goodies in the MASH collection.

I actually have a number of postage stamps that I have gotten from friends, and family from all over the world. I think they are so unique I try to use them when ever I can. between the layers of Die-Cut elements and Stickers I statically place various stamps within the layers, before adding the finishing touches with the

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Here are a few more close-ups for your enjoying.

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Thank you for stopping



Air Mail Unaddressed 12×12

Air Mail 6×6 Paper Pack

Air Mail ChipBoard

Air Mail Airplane Stencil

Air Mail Clear Stamp

Air Mail Tags 12×12

Air Mail Sticker 6×12

Air Mail Die-Cut Elements

Air Mail Word Stickers

UmWowStudio Paper Airplanes Stencil

UmWowStudio Air Mail MASH

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From This Day Forward Creative Embellishments

Welcome to the season of weddings and beached themed layout, and it is so fitting I am currently on a ship cruising the Caribbean. I was asked by a good friend to put something together for a shadow box for an upcoming wedding near the end of April. I was more that honoured to be asked and jumped at the chance. She sent me some photos via text message. They were good but I did alter them slightly with my photo editing program. I am also going to do mini album with the other photos so look for that near the end of the month. These photos were perfect for the ideas I had.

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I decide to incorporate the April Challenge with the page, I used the photo inspiration and the twist was to add wood to the project.


I have a little video of the creative process.

I started with some background stamping with various colours and stamps including the Distress Grid, Fishnet and Distressed Crackle Stamp. After seem added texture with the fishnet stencil I started to put the composition together.

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I mixed in the Nautical Corner along with the large sea shells in a collection of flowers, real shells and pearls, and i finished it out with the From This Day Forward Title.

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A special love note!

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Thank you for stopping by today! Enjoy and see you back stateside soon!



Nautical Corner

Large Sea Shells

From This Day Forward

Distress Crackle Stamp 

Distress Grid Stamp

Fishnet Stamp

Fishnet Stencil

Stamperia Sea Land Collection

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Stamperia YouTube Hop

A few months ago, I participated in a youtube hop with a great group of girls. I never actually posted my project but would like to share if you haven’t seen it yet. A little different that I am used to doing but overall I enjoyed the process. Stamperia was so generous with the amount of product and they have such a wide variety I just wanted to share. Please note. This YouTube hop is closed and the winners already have been picked but if you want to see all the gorgeous projects they are listed in the links below.

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So here is my project.
Stamperia is so versatile with the Mixed Media products, why not make a canvas and play. This canvas evolved, using various painting techniques and lots of layers.
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Here is the video of how this was created, very fun and bright, full of life.

Thank you for your support with all of my art projects. I truly am grateful for everyone!

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Grunge ATC’s Creative Embellishments

Hello all, I want to share a fun set of ATC’s, a bit on the grunge side. I was just creating, playing with the background, adding layers and layers and just seeing what it comes from just sitting and playing.

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I made a video of the creative process of how these evolved.


I started with the background, adding a layer of paper to the ATC’s Tags from the store, making sure I paper on both sides. I always seal with a layer of clear gesso incase I use sprays or mediums, this helps protect the paper.

After some layering with washi tape. ( I have so much and never use it.) I used the distress grid stencil and some ink to add more details. After that dried I used the Distress Checkered Stencil and layer of thick sand paste. I set that aside to dry and started to work on the Scribble Bulbs.

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I simply pushed the scribble bulbs into the ink pad to add the colour, I like the effect I got from this.

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These are simple ATS’c not a lot of layers, just some fun grunge cards made just playing around. Some fun easy techniques combined to give them some unique texture and look.  I finished them off with some cut out words from the paper.

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I hope you enjoy the video, and thank you for stopping by today!



Creative Embellishments

ACT’s Artist Trading Cards

Distress Grid Stencil

Distress Checkered Stencil

Scribble Bulbs

Craft Box UK

The Other Side 6×6 Paper Pack

The Other Side 12×12

DecoArt Fluid Acrylics Quinacridone Gold, Paynes Grey, Burnt Umber

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Baby Shaker Cards Creative Embellishments


Tis the season for babies. Its been such a long winter and take that as you may, but I have a few baby showers in the future, 3 and counting. So why not make a set of cards to get ahead of the game. I decided to make some fun shaker cards and there are so many ideas in the store for the shaker cards you really need to check them all out.

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I will be out of the country for a bit so I will not have opportunity to do videos. So these will be some quick photos of the project. But look forward to more videos to come, hopefully things will get better here and I have more time in the spring.

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I decided to do both for a girl and boy, I found a paper collection that had both papers for each and I decided to use the Baby ATC Coins. I made the shaker portion of the card with layers on the card with the paper.

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I just painted the shaker coins with paint that matched the paper and added the sequins, glitter and glitter glass to the shaker.

Baby Pink CE cards

The pink set was the same, layers of paper to make the shaker portion of the card, I painted again the coins themselves. I made some layers with papers and I also added a little vintage flourish 1 with the flowers and some sisal.

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These are so fun and I cant wait for the new bundle of joys to introduce themselves. I hope the proud momma’s enjoy every moment!

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Thank you for stopping by today!



Creative Embellishments

Vintage Flourish 1

Baby ATC’s Coins

Pion Vintage Garden Collection


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Thank You Cards 7 Dots Studio

Hello All, I would like to share a quick set of Thank You Cards I have made with the vibrant and fun Garden Party Collection. This set of cards are a quick and pretty set of layers using elements from the stickers and die-cuts with a simple heat embossed sentiment.

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I gathered my pile of supplies, matching flowers, twine and embossing colours, along with the 6×6 paper pack.

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After getting the base of the card done, I work on the details of the focal points. I love using the die cut elements and stickers for layering, they always add those extra little elements that you can’t always get with paper.

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After getting the base of the card done, I work on the details of the focal points. I love using the die cut elements and stickers for layering, they always add those extra little elements that you can’t always get with paper.

Here is a quick video of how these cards came together.


 Here are some close-ups of the details of the cards. I finished off the cards with some subtle micro beads to add texture to the cards.

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Thank you for stopping by today and enjoy! Have a great day!




Garden Party 6×6 Paper Pack

Garden Party Sticker Elements

Garden Party Die Cut Elements 6X12

Garden Party Tags 12×12

Soulmates Chipboard

Thoughts Keeper Clear Stamp

UmWowStudio Flurries Stencil

Lindy’s Gang Embossing Powders

Petaloo Flowers

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