“Adore” Shabby Chic Shadow Box

Hi All, I just want to share a cute shabby chic shadow box I made. I used the Mixed Media Place Mood board this month for inspiration. Its such a shabby board this month and I love how soft and elegant the colour palette is this month and  I just wanting to create something pretty. I couldn’t decided between a canvas or a shadow box, I decided to go with the box.

Shabby Box Adore

I made a video of the creative process.


I started out with prepping the box, I never know how this will evolve, I just know I may start one way and sometimes it goes completely different than how I envision it. After prepping the box, I started with some stamping with the Distressed Moroccan Stamp.


After a few layers of various papers, I used the Greek Key Pattern Stencil. Sometimes the texture will be really visible and sometimes not so much, but it is how it evolves.


After the background work, I built up the focal point, using the distress harlequin pieces to add some lift. I added various spray’s to the pieces layering.


After finishing the layers and adding all the little details with the mica flakes and pearls, I wanted to add a title to the piece and used the “Adore” from the Family Small Word Set. I used the same technique with the sprays on the Adore and placed on the box.

Here are a few more close ups for you.



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Creative Embellishments:

Distress Moroccan Stamp

Distress Key Pattern Stencil

Family Small Word Set

Distress Harlequin Pieces


Roses and Lace

DecoArt Media:

Matte Medium

Tinting Base

Burnt Umber

Paynes Grey

Crackle Glaze

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Domestic Goddess Journal 7 Dots Studio

Hi all, Heather here today sharing a journal I made with the Domestic Goddess collection. I started with a plain B6 Journal and picking out the paper to go with it. I decide on the Domestic Goddess pages Raspberry Pudding, White Apron and Proudly Handcrafted.  I used various stencils from the Hazy Days, Paint Chips collection to the Dreamscapes Collection to add a fair number of background work to the paper. After inking and heat embossing, I added the focal point the brush and the wings. Layering it over the Domestic Goddess Tags, I added more details with flowers, Dreamscapes Chipboard and metal embellishments.

Heather Journal .JPG

I made a video of the creative process and how this journal evolved.

Here are some close-ups of the project.

Heather Journal close-up2

Heater Inside Journal

Heather Outside Cover

Thank you for stopping by today.



Domestic Goddess Proudly Handcrafted

Domestic Goddess White Apron

Domestic Goddess Raspberry Pudding

Domestic Goddess Tags

Hazy Days Chevron Stencil

Paint Chips Hatched Stencil

Dreamscapes Chipboard

Dreamscapes Triangle Stencil

Dreamscapes Geometry Stencil

Creative Embellishments B6 Journal Cover


Clear Gesso

Waxes White Gold, Rose Gold

Mega Art Stones

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Fall Mini Album ~ Creative Embellishments

Another Month over at Creative Embellishments and another great challenge. This month is based on a colour challenge and the twist to add leaves to the project.


Today I decided to use one of the great mini albums Nicolle has in the store. Perfect during this time of the season, I used the Fall Mini, I added various flowers, metal trinkets and chipboard. Seeing the mini was only 4 pages. I did encourperate a couple photos as well. I used the simple spray technique on the Zigzag Stitch Boarder. On the Branch and Leaves I used various colours of sprays to resemble the changing of the seasons and highlighted with some wax along the edges. On one page I added a little Season Change Flair.  I used the Autumn Leaves in the flowers clusters to add to the rustic feel of the Mini Album.

Fall Album CE

I hope you enjoy the little flip through video I have for you today.

Here are some close-ups for you.







Fall Mini Album



Creative Embellishments

Season Change Flair

Autumn Leaves
Branch and Leaves

Fall Mini Album

Zig Zag Stictch Boarder

Lindy’s Gang

Ciao Bella Autumn Whispers Collection

Prima Flowers


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Playful Leaves ATC’s

It’s been a while since I just created for myself. Maksim picked me a bunch of pretty leaves the other day and we had them under a book drying. He asked me what I was going to make with them. I really wasn’t sure at the time what to do with them, I saw the challenge over at Scrapki-wyzwaniowo and thought maybe I could combine it with the More Than Words Mini Challenge.


Here is a video of the creative process.

Here are a few close-ups for you.





Thank you for stopping by today.  Enjoy the ever changing scenery this time of year, if  it is spring or fall.


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More Than Words Mini Challenge




Creative Embellishments ATC’s

Distress Screen Stamp

Square Stamp

7 Dots Studio domestic Goddess Proudly Handcrafted

Lost and Found Clear Stamp

Northern Lights Clear Stamp

Illumination Word Stickers 6×12

Prima Salvage District Stencil

Finnabair Micro Beads

Shimmers Mandarin May Tai

Shimmers Chick-a-dee

Shimmers My Bleeding Heart

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“Catching Waves” Mixed Media Layout


Hello all, I want to share a fun mixed media layout entitled “Catching Waves”.  As summer is over and we all start catching up on scraping those fun summer time memories. This was a fun day, relaxing at the lake, just catching some waves. Enjoying some leisure time off of work and with the family out on the boat.

Catching Waves

This was a fun day, relaxing at the lake, just catching some waves. I made a little video of the process.

I started out with lots of background work, stamping with various colours and stamps some subtle like the Distress Crackle and Circle Bokeh Stamp and some not so subtle like the Distress Chicken Wire Stamp.


After some stamping I used some copper coloured crackle paste with the Fish Net Stencil to add a little more details. After letting that dried and adding some spray, I started to put my focal point together.


Using the Nautical Corner 2 and the Nautical Badge, I used embossing powder to add a sand look to it.


I needed a title for the page, something that helps tell the story, Using the Beach Word Set 2, I did more heat embossing to the Catching Waves Words.


After adding the frond set to the flower clusters, I finished it of with a little Sail Away Flair. And added some Splats to finish it off.


Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoy the video and get inspired to get a little creative today.


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Circle Bokeh Stamp

Distress Crackle

Distress Chicken Wire Stamp

Fishnet Stencil

Frond Set 2

Sail Away Flair

Beach Word Set 2

Nautical Corner 2

Nautical Badge

Ciao Bella Jazz Club 12×12

Ciao Bella Jazz Club A4

Baked Textures Deep Sea

Baked Textures Dirty Sand


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Gone Fishin’ with Andy Skinner


Well this might be a first. A scrapbooking page up on the Andy Skinner Blog….Well….why not right. I wanted to show how not only are Andy’s Grey board kits great for mixed media, altered art and everything else in-between. But a scrapbooking page as well. For more close-ups check out Andy’s Blog.


I hope you enjoy the layout, Thanks for stopping  by~!

Have a great creative Day

black and white head shot


Andy Skinner


Scrap metal Fish and Heart

Illusionary Artist


Illusionary Artistry Rock n Rust



Crackle Paste

Crackle Glaze

DecoArt Have Your Say Stencil ANDY53


Tando Creative: 

Tando Mish Mash 

Distressed Diamond


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Shine Mixed Meida Layout Creative Embellishments

Hi all, Me again sharing a mixed media layout I titled “Shine”. This was a photo I took of Olivia at a friends wedding, all done up in her pretty little dress.

Shine Mixed Media.jpg

Here is a short video of the creative process.

I started out with the base, knowing that I wasnted to layer, I choose a few of the new boarders Nicolle. They are so unique and easy to use.


After getting the base down, I started to build up the background with textures using the distress checkered stencil and paste. After letting it dry, I added a few layers of stamping with the Distress Corner Stamp and the burlap stamp. Mixing up the colours to match the paper collection.


After topping that off with the Distress Weave Stencil, one more layer of stamping, A little more stamping with the Cheveron Stamp to pull the cheverons out from Olivia’s dress.


After the background work, I started to add the layers of paper along with the heart ribbon boarder and the Distress Cheveron Boarder. Lots of little spots to put ribbons and die cut elements.


After all is put together with flowers, I tuck in the Shine Flair to finish it off. A few microbeads and dry brushing and I think it’s done.

Here are a few close-ups



Thanks for stopping by today!



Distress Checkered Stencil

Distress Weave Stencil

Distress Burlap Stamp

Distress Corner Stamp

Distress Cheveron Stamp

Distress Corner Stamp

Two of Hearts Ribbon Boarder

Shine Flair

Checker Boarder

Distress Cheveron Boarder

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Garden Party Notebook with 7 Dots Studio

As the holidays are just round the corner, I decide to get ahead on my homemade gifts. I decided what better than to make some post-it notes. Who doesn’t need a note pad to write all those “Honey to Do” lists or to remind the kids to put the dishes away.  Such a great little gift idea any size would work, but I decided to use the bigs ones. I am a list maker, and some one my lists can get big.

Nick notebookI started with basic measurements, enough to wrap around the full note pads. After some basic scoring, I used some small magnets to make a closure for the notebook wrap. I made a video of the creative process.

Here are some close-ups for you all.

Heather Close up 2

Heather notebook

Heatehr noteb ook close up 3

Heather close up one

Heather close up 4

Thank you for stoping by today.



Garden Party Chevron Stencil

Garden Party Annual 12×12

Garden Party Fairy Lights 12×12

Garden arty Die-Cut Elements 6×12

Garden Party Elements Stickers 6×12

Garden Party Tags 12×12

Writers Block Word Stickers 6×12

Paint Chips Clear Stamp

UmWowStudio Distress Harlequin Background

UmWowStudio Chevron Strips

UmWowStudio Sunshine

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October 7 Dots Challenge

Hi everyone, What a lovely new mood board this month at 7 Dots. Amazing Colour palette, stunning inspirational photos, just the oohs to get the creativity flowing.


I got inspired by the photo in the upper right, the soft clouds with the sun peeking through. And the reflection of the light off the water on the opposite photo. I had this photo of a sunset while we where in the Cayman Islands.

Nick October Challenge.

It was the perfect colour palette and I used an older collection The Queens Heart and with various background work with some of the best stamps; Paint Chips, Northern Lights and Thoughts Keeper.


I added extra dements to pull elements out of the paper. After showcasing the photo, I added smaller elements from the Home Grown sticker elements.


So I hope your inspirited this month by all the beautiful creations and the mood board.



Here is a short video of the creative process.


I hope to see some entries this month and enjoy the fabulous mood board. For more inspiration check out the 7 Dots Studio Creative Team.



7 Dots Studio https://7dotsstudio.com

The Queen’s Heart 6×6 Pad

The Queen’s Heart 12×12 For A Reason

Home Grown Elements Sticker 6×12

The Queen Heart Tags

Northern Lights Clear Stamp

Thoughts Keeper Clear Stamp

Paint Chips Clear Stamps

UmWowStudio: https://umwowstudio.com

Victorian Flourish

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October ChallengeAt Creative Embellishments

Another month at Creative Embellishments and the challenge this month was actually more difficult for me. The inspirational photo was awesome but the twist to have multiple photos.


Well my kids never take good halloween photos. they are always running to the next house. In the halloween parade or some action shot that turns out all blurry and off centred. So I decided to do a little something different, I actually stole photos off Pinterest, for the first time ever.

October ATC's CEI started with some base work with the cards with the Distress Harlequin  Stamp and the Distress Chevron Stamp, I used some deep colours.


I Used the Halloween stencil and a thick embossing paste to add some spider web background. So fun! I used a couple festive boarder chipboard the tombstone and pumpkin. I used some black chalk paint and then added some subtle colour to them.



Here is a video of how fun and easy some simple background work can pull together a fun festive set of ATC’s.



Distress Chevron Stamp

Distress Harliquin Stamp

Halloween Stencil

Tombstone Boarder

Pumpkin Boarder

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