With Love Tag February Challenge Creative Embellishments

A new month and another new challenge. I have made a fun variation of a tag. I have a co-worker that is getting married and the month of February is always the month of Love. The twist is to add flowers this month, now I can do that.

I did start with the tag with some background stamping and texture, and I wanted it to be bold, So I used black modeling paste with the distress patterns stencil. Using various chipboards, I added layers with in the papers and chipboard. I used sprays and added some colour to the Hearts Panel. And Hearts just got a thick coat of just black spray. The fun thing about this tag is I actually have a gift card on the back of it for the bride and groom. So with the remainder of the chipboard along with some Fern Foliage filled in the back flower cluster. I added the With Love Title.

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Here is the back of the tag. A nice little envelope to put a gift card in it for the bride and groom.

Shabby Tag 4

Here is the inspirational board and the twist again if to put flowers on your project. That is usually pretty easy for me to accomplish.


Enjoy the creative video of how this all came together.

Here are a few close-ups for you.

Shabby Tag 1

Shabby Tag 7

Shabby Tag 2

I look forward to seeing the creativity this month. Thank you for stopping by.




Hearts Panel 2

With Love Title

Fern Foliage

Hearts Stamp

Distress Grid Stamp 

Distress Patterns Stencil

Distress Circle Stamp

Lindy’s Gang:

Bougaivillea Fuchsia

Aloha Avacado

Blazing Black

Pretty in Pink Pink

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Andy Skinner Rice Paper Tags

Hello everyone, I would love to share a set of tags I made with Andy Skinner’s new Rices Papers. And we are right around the corner for new releases for 2020, and I am so excited to see what will be coming out so stay tuned for those. Andy Skinner Tags French Fancy 

I made a short creative video of the process of these tags. 


Using the Rice Paper, I added some texture before I put the paper down. I wanted to play and see if this technique would come out how I had envisioned it to come out. I didn’t want to cover up the rice paper but wanted to add more feel to the tag. 

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Using the Rub-Ons I added detail on top of the rice paper and grunge it up a bit. 

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A few more close-ups. 


Instead of using the word plates, I used the insert and old vintage paper to make the title. 

Andy Skinner Tags French Fancy 1

Thank you for stopping by today, have a great creative day.

black and white head shot


Rub On Transfers  Media Transfers By Andy Skinner French Fancy

Stamps CE 6.5X4.5 Stamp By Andy Skinner Distressed Wallpaper

CE 6.4×4.5 Stamp By Andy Skinner Grunge Wallpaper

 Mixed Media Pastes/Paints CE Andy Skinner Cosmic Shimmer Super Matt Varnish

CS Andy Skinner Mixed Media Quick Grab Glue

CS Andy Skinner Artist Pigment Paints Quinacridone Gold

CS Andy Skinner Artist Pigment Paints Raw Umber

CS Andy Skinner Artist Pigment Paints Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide



Tando Creative: 

Tagtastic 1

Word Panels




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Baby Mini Album Creative Embellishments


I have a new project I made for a co-worker who’s going to have a baby. I have an abundance of pre-made albums. And I try and make different projects for each person, there has been something in the water where I work, and this girl will not be drinking it. :).

It's a girl Album

I did use a variety of background panels and word sets. but this is a simple album. sometimes I have a tendency to go over board and my style might not be the next persons, and Seeing this is a baby album.  I started on the inside pages.

It's a girl Album 5

I used the Baby Word Set and the Baby Time Word Set through out the project. One the first page I made a flip pocket to open it up and have the announcement of the baby. Including name, weight, length, time and weight.

Page 3 and 4 consist of a photo pocket along with the beautiful saying 10 little….. The insert comes out and there are two photo options on there.

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I can’t go with out having a little texture on the background, I used the matching stencil from the paper collection and then layered it up with the Wave Panel from the Store, what a perfect fit. And a few more spots for those soon to be perfect little baby photos.

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I did a page with a waterfall on it and some inserts to write some of the milestones down, but to be honest not my favourite page. So on to the next page, this one has a large flap and again the Bundle of Joy form the Baby Time Word Set.

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Another cute page is the cuddle time. One flap with a few photo ops. On this page I had a leftover chipboard from the Its a Boy collection and just stuck it right in and it worked just fine. I added some February 14th Flair to the page.

A little more layering to the next two pages. I have a few background panels I have cut in half and used on other projects, I decided to use some of my “leftovers” up. I split up the Square Lattice Panel and layered it up.  And some pretty flowers and metal embellishments.

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I have made a video of the creative process. I basically did all the paper work. got the general layout down of the album and then after everything was glued down that is when I added the flowers and the rest of the bits and bobs.


It's a girl Album 1

Thanks for stopping by today!!!! Enjoy and be creative!




Memory hardware Tall Journal Album

Creative Embellishments:

Square Lattice Panel

Baby Time Word Set

February 14th Flair

Mini Circle Panel

Baby Word Set

Wave Panel

Its a Boy Set

10 Little….

Prima Marketing Inc Colour Blooms Peony, Brimestone Wings, Golden Oregano Royal Menagerie paper pack and Flowers


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7 Dots Studio Lost and Found Card and Tag Set


Hello everyone, I would love to share a fun card and tag set I made for 7 Dots Studio. This tag set was made with a farmer in mind. I wanted to incorporate the true farm like of cow and roosters. And of course with me, I love all my layers. I used the beautiful Lost and Found Collection with the rich earthly tones of browns and greens. Adding  the extra details of farm rub-ons and doily chipboard.

7 Dots Studio Lost and Found

Here is a creative video of the process.


I love how these look so Rustic, a French Farm house look. Enjoy these close-ups.

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7 Dots Studio Lost and Found 7

7 Dots Studio Lost and Found 2

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you have a great creative day!



7 Dots Studio Lost and Found Elements 6×12

7 Dots Studio Lost and Found Elements Stickers 6×12

7 Dots Studio Lost and Found Word Stickers

7 Dots Studio Lost and Found Tags

7 Dots Studio Lost and Found Lab Notes

7 Dots Studio Lost and Found Typewriter

7 Dots Studio Lost and Found Stained

7 Dots Studio Lost and Found Clear Stamps

7 Dots Studio Lost and Found Wonky Halftone Mask

7 Dots Studio Cold County Clear Stamp

UmWowStudio Doilies

Other Supplies:

7 Gypsies Parchment Rub On Grow

7 Gypsies Architextures Cow Head

7 Gypsies Architextures Mason Jars

7 Gypsies Architextures Bovine Beauties

13@rts Natural Mica Flakes

13@rts Mika Flakes Light Gold

Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist Tattered Leather

Shimmers Bronzed Bombshell


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Letter Art Creative Embellishments


I would love to share a fun project I made for my co-workers this past holiday season. I made these monogram letters to hang off their gift bags. These were so fun to make, lots of layer and lots of paint and great texture.

A Letter 2

I made a short video of the layers and creative process.


I used various products and I started with the large letters, I did split a few word sets up but overall I used the Fun Large Letters and the Adore Letters. I added a thick layer of paste.

N Letter

S Letter

Using various gears and flourish’s I layered each letter. I used theFlourish 14  and the Flourish 2 on the more elegant ones and medium and mini gears and grunge arrows and arrow banners on more the grungy ones.


After all was said and done I  set it aside to dry, I ran to the store and did some other running around and by the time I came back, there were dry enough to start painting, We played secret Santa this year at work and one of the questions was favourite colour, So I tried to match according to the answers on the questionnaire.

A Letter

These were such fun and neat little gifts, easy to do and personalise, I hope you give them a try sometime. Thank you for stopping by.


Supplies: Flourish 2 Corner

Medium Gears 1 1/2″

Mini Gears 3/4″ Small Gears

Grunge Arrows

Flourish Set 14

Flourish 2

Arrow Banners

Fun Large Letters

Adore Large Letters


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“Chilly” Mixed Media Layout Creative Embellishments

Welcome to 2020. Wow where did the year go???? I am happy to say I am on CE for another term. I am grateful to be with such an amazing group of talented people. Thank you.

On to my first project for 2020! here is a mixed media layout based off the January challenge. Here is a fun layout made of our annual tree hunting at the tree farm. The tractor ride, hot chocolate and just get family fun. I started this layout with some subtle background texture with the distress crackle stamp and the Snowflake stencil. I ending up mixing paste with glitter to get the subtle effect. I added more paste to the second layer with the Falling Stars Stencil. After various layers I did a fair amount of emobossing on theSnowflake Doily and the Icicle Frame. After adding various elements like flowers, antique paper and ribbon, I finished off the page with the “Chilly” word from eh Blizzard Word Set. 

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Here is a short video of the creative process, Happy New Year to you all!

Here is the challenge inspiration, the twist is to add texture to the piece.


Here are a few close-ups for your enjoyment~!

Chilly Layout 4

Chilly Layout 1

Chilly Layout 7

Enjoy the next year, lots of inspiration to come!



Snowflake Doily

Snowflake Stencil

Falling Stars Stencil

Icicle Frame

Blizzard Words Set

Distress Crackle Stamp

Stamperia Blue Stars

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Reindeer Cards Creative Embellishments


I would love to share another fun set of cards I made while at Maggi’s A fun set this is a fun set of tags. I started with the paper, I ran out of paper…… I made a total of 12 plus projects, so you can just imagine you can only fit so much paper in a suitcase.

CE Reindeer Card and Tag

I did a make n tag and this was some paper I had left over, Jen wanted to demonstrate another card and of course I needed to try it. I had a few ATC coins left over and hadn’t touched the Jumping Deers yet, so what could I do to make something out of it.

CE Reindeer Card and Tag 5

I watched Jen’s demo and cut my base of the card, and then the building begins. Lots of fussy cutting and layers to build up the card.

CE Reindeer Card and Tag 3

I used a sponge and a blend of titan buff and burnt amber fluid acrylic to get the shading and texture on the jumping deers.

I had the poinsettia set, some of it had been painted from a previous project and worked with this one. I just had to add a little more paint and fit them in the flower cluster. So the great thing I have going for me is I have all of my Christmas cards and tags all done. Boy is that a good feeling, I usually am rushing but not this year. So Happy holiday to you all and Happy New Year!

Thank you for stopping by.



Jumping Deer

ACT artist Trading Coins

Poinsettia Set

Prima Marketing Inc Sweet Peppermint Collection

DecoArt Fluid Acrylics Titan Buff, Burnt Amber.


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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.

CBP House 3

CBP House 2

CBP House 5

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.

December CE Tags 1

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.

December CE Tags 4

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.

December CE Tags 7

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

deer set 2-800x800

French Merry Christmas

french merry christmas-800x800

Merry Christmas Sentiments

merry christmas small-800x800


large snowflakes-800x800

ATC Coins


Distress Patterns Stencil

distressed patterns-800x800

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.

Snow Globe.jpg

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”,

Joy 4

 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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