Winter Wonderland Creative Inspiration Magazine

As another privilege as Guest Designer at Creative Inspiration Magazine I am joining in on the mini crop. The Theme is Winter Wonderland. This is a fun layout I made using the beautiful paper from Studio Light and added so many sparkling details on the chippies.


Here is the video for the watching! Enjoy!

So as you see, lots of beautiful details, but taking photos in the dead of winter is always hard to get the true effect and texture of the page. Where I am at the sun sets at 4 in the afternoon so I have a small window, but unfortunately it is mostly cloudy too which doesn’t help.


This picture was of the Maksim this year tree hunting, I added extra little elements with the bark stars and the snow paste and glitter glass.



Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see some winter wonderland creations.




StudioLight  Frozen Forest

7 Dots Studio Pixelated Snowflakes Stencil,
Northern Lights Clear Stamp, Paint Chips Clear Stamps

AALL& Create #7 Stencil.

Creative Embellishments: Large Snowflakes, Snow Word Set, Snowflake Boarder

Petaloo Textured Elements Burlap Blossoms Black

Finnabair Clear Crackle, Snowflake Paste,

Aleena’s Glitter Snow

Lindy’s Gang Black Orchid Silver

DCWV The Corrugate Stack 6×6

13@rts White Gesso

DecoArt Media White Gesso

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Travel Layout-Creative Inspiration Magazine

As part of my Guest design work for Creative Inspiration Magazine, I got to pick between various challenges. I choose to do a scrap lift and my take on it. I thumbed through all the amazing creations that are on the forum and I had narrowed it down to three.

I found a beautiful page from Colleen and I lifted from her page.


Here is the video of how this page page came together.


 Here are a few close-ups for you all.


A simple flower swag.


These pictures were taken while we where in Oslo, Yasmin took us to so many unique and interesting place. One place was the Akershus Festning which is a fortress. Along with a ship ride through the Inner Olslofjord.


I hope this page inspired as Colleen’s page inspired me. Have a great day and thank you for stopping by.


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Hello Sunshine Creative Inspiration Magazine

Hello Again, this is one of the last pages I submitted for Creative Inspiration Magazine Sketch Edition. This was more of a simple page, with very minimal texture and sprays, which is not really normal for me.


Here is the sketch I based the page off of.

CIM #1

My take was to use the doily die cuts to represent the circles and to follow the sketch pretty much as I saw it.


Here is a short video process of the sketch layout.

Here are a few close-ups for you all.



Thank you all for stopping, Have a great day!



Creative Embellishments: Hello Sunshine Title.

7 Dots Studio: Love is in the Air Just Dreaming, Illusion, Whisper of the Tree, Thunder of The Sea.

Distress Oxides: Lucky Clover, Cracked Pistachio, Wild Honey.

Silks Apricot Nector, Celedon

Donna Downey Signature Flourish #1 Stencil.

Prima Stamp, Victorian Lace Die, Moroccan Folage Die

Queen & Co. Twinkle Goose Bumps

DecoArt White Gesso

Stampin’ Up corner Stamp

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London England Creative Inspiration Magazine

So I am on a roll with the sketches from Creative Inspiration Magazine. This is another layout I made from our trip from London based of one of Bev Code’s great sketches. Which can be found over at the Creative Inpsriation Magazine.


Here is the sketch I based my layout after

CIM #3

I made a little video for you all to watch. Enjoy!


Here are some beautiful close-ups.


I love the gold crackle paste and the rust technique adds so much texture the overall feel of the page, so many textures just like the architecture in London, amazing scenery.



Thank you for your support and following, watch for more inspiration soon!




Creative Embellishments: Lace Boarder, London England.

Art Anthology

Lindy’s Gang Silhouette Silver, Clam Bake Beige, Black Orchid Silver.

Prima Amber Moon Collection

DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Raw Umber  Carbon Black, Yellow Oxide, Texture Sand Paste

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This Moment Creative Inspiration Magazine

I have to say working with sketches with the creative sketches helps rejuvenate the mojo when the  ideas are lacking, wither its do to time, motivation, and just lack of creativeness. This is a sketch I did for the January 2018 Publication of Creative Inspiration Magazine.

This photo is a friend of mine Nikki Killinger, such a beautiful and serene photo, I knew I just had to showcase it.


Here is a little video of the creative process, sometimes it just really comes together.


Here is one of the beautiful sketches from Bev Code that was my inspiration for the page.

CIM #4

I really had fun with all the texture and details on this page and the paper from 7 Dots Studio matched perfectly with the photo.


More beautiful close-ups.



So if you ever have some creative block that you just cant get over, check out the sketch’s available over at Creative Inspiration Magazine.

Thank you for stopping by!



Texture Paste Platinum Crackle

SnipArt chioboard

7 Dots Studio Paint Chips Underpaper, Clover, Paint Chips, Glaze, Paint Chips 6×6 Paper Pack, Tags, Elements Stickers 6×12, Clear Stamps.

Lindy’s Gang Magical’s Yodeling Yellow, Bratwurst Brown, Golden Sleigh Bells.

Bo Bunny Stitches Stamp

13@rts Black Gesso

DecoArt Media black Modeling Paste

American Crafts Pop Microbeads Gold

UmWowStudio Sutures Stencil, Fish Eyes Stencil.

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Relics & Artifact’s Scrapbooking Challenge

Fellow Relics & Artifact® Ambassedor Miss Amazeballs Monica Downing is hosting a great challenge starting January 1st. #RAScrapbook Challenge. And the only criteriea is getting back to our roots were alot of us started out.

Here’s a little sneak of the page, check out more pictcures over at Sandra Evertson’s Muse.



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Untitled Creative Embellishments



I have had this picture of me and Olivia from a  few years back when we were playing out in the snow. She has this sassyness to her that has always been there and is part of who she is. I aged the photo a while ago and just wasnt sure how I wanted to showcase it.


I usually start with background work. Some days  I do more than others, but I wanted to soften the paper and do some blending with the Fishnet Stencil and Fishnet Stamp, before adding the Seaweed Stencil.


After the background work I was trying to use up some of my older pastes, I used some crackle paste on the snowflake page corners  I just dabbed it on with my finger.


I did minimal layers on the page with just some vellum tags and I just focased on the picture and the mormories of the snow, frost and fun.

So unfortunately this page will remain untitled. I am looking for just the right title to capture that sassiness, the flair for the dramatic that Olivia has in all her emotions and manurisms. I will eventually find the right one.


Thank you for stopping by today.


Entered in Mixed Media Place


Scrapki-wyzwaniowo – Vellum



Creative Embellishements:

Small Hexagon Background

Fishnet Stamp

Fishnet Stencil

Sea Weed Stencil

Snowflake Page Corner

Distressed Corner Stamp

7 Dots Studio: Domestic Goddess Spice and Sugar

Crackle Paste White

Lindy’s Gang Pretty in Pink Pink, Cotton Candy Pink, Cape Cod Coral

My Stash: Vellum, Dried Wildflowers, Stampin’ Up Tag Punch,


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Best Friends Mixed Media Layout

Creative Inspiration Magazine has a Special Sketch Edition and I am sharing another layout I submitted to Creative Inspiration Magazine. This is one of my favorite ones I submitted. Olivia and I had a girls weekend in California before school started. Olivia got to hang out with one of her favorite people, Andy Skinner.


Here is the actual sketch.

CIM #6

They had such a good time sight seeing, and just hanging out at the beach, even if it was 100 degrees those few days we were there.


Here are some close-ups of all the texture and details.




Here is a fun mixed media video.

Thank you for stopping, be watching for more submissions this month! And if your looking for some creative inspiration, check out the sketches at Bev Code Creative Inspriation





Petaloo By Flora Craft: Botanical Chantilly Mixed Bloomers, Blue/Green Botanical Ranunculus Teal.

DecoArt Media Black Gesso, White Gesso, Crackle Paste Black Modeling Paste, Crackle Paint, Cobalt Turquoise Hue.

Lindy’s Gang: C’est la vie Cerise, Black Orchid Silver, Desert Moon Turquoise, Magic Moon Pearls, Purely White.

AALL & Create #14  Stamp, #2 Stencil

13@rts Vintage Moments Time Capsule, His & Hers A Part of Him

Creative Embellishments Steampunk Gears, Square Doodle Frames, Medium Gears, Small Gears, Social Hashtags, Rings for So Many Things

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“Burst of Happiness” Paint Chips Layout

I am totally loving the new “Paint Chips” collection that Dee Dee Catron. So fun and so full of colour, so many rich tones. I just had to use every single one of them on this layout. This is just a burst of happiness. I see the smile on my little guys face, all happiness.

Nick's version Burst of Happines

I think I used every bright coloured flower and embellishment I had, but it all came together nicely.

Close-up 5 Heather

I had a fun time making this and here is the video process of how this all came together.


Here are a few other close-ups for your enjoyment.

Close-up 3 Heather

I truly believe that time passes so fast we need to cherish all these special little bursts of happiness.

Close-up 4 Heathers

Thank you for stopping by today! And Enjoy!


Paint chips

7 Dots Studio Paint Chips 6×6 Paper Pad

7 Dots Studio Paint Chips Spills N Splatters Chipboard

7 Dots Studio Northern Lights Clear Stamps

7 Dots Studio Paint Chips Die-Cut Elements

7 Dots Studio Paint Chips Underpaper 12×12

7 Dots Studio HomeGrown word Stickers 6×12

Memory Hardware Papillon Blanc Resin Frame.

Petaloo: Canterbury Vine Spray, Flowering Vine Spray Turquoise, Flowering Vine Spray Yellow.

Kaiercraft Paper Blooms: Coral, Grape, Grape Mini, Hot Pink Mini, Hot Pink.

Burlap, Twine

Lindy’s Gang Midnight Rendezvous Raven

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Angel Mixed Media Layout for Creative Inspiration Magazine

I have the luck pleasure of Guest Designing for Creative Inspiration Magazine this month. I am starting the new year with bang. This is a fun mixed media layout of a Pen Pal Friend Abby Henderson. She is such a fun loving caring person. I actually lifted this picture from her.


I made a video of the process for your enjoyment.

Here is the sketch for the reveal. 24989283_10156038148641133_572143336_n.

Here are some close-up so Enjoy!


Abby is an angel. Such a sweet and creative crafter.


I thought about adding a second wing on the other side of the layout but felt that it would add a bit of artistry to the page if I only had just the one.





7 Dots Studio Cold Country Elements Word Stickers, Cold Country Freezing Tears, Lonely Evenings

Creative Embellishments Distress Circle Stamp, Cutie Word Set.

Tando Masks Stripes

Jamie Dougherty Designs Tarnungen Wing Stencil.

Lindy’s Gang Azure Sea Asters, Bachelor Button Blue

Golden Molding Paste

Art Basics Soft Gloss Gel, Art Stones Mini, Art Stones, Metallic Rich Turquoise Acrylic Paint, Opal Magic Wax Turquoise Satin, Antique Brillance Mystic Turquoise.

Flower Soft Polar White

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