Post written by : Maggi Harding

I love the Creative Embellishments art palette, its just waiting for a transformation.  I decided to make a wall hanging featuring a great quote.   I painted the background with white gesso first.  Next I added Distress Oxide inks to give it lots of color.  Then some stenciling with white modeling paste. After I was satisfied Read more ..

  Last fall we visited the little town of Lynchburg, TN and made a stop at the Jack Daniels Distillery.  I have to say that is one of the best tours I’ve ever been on!  I love this photo of Dick and I on the front porch of a little country store in Lynchburg. I Read more ..

I’ve combined some of my favorite things on this tag like Creative Embellishments fairies and one of my favorite circle frames.  Then, toss in some Graphic 45 Secret Garden papers and Petaloo blooms, doesn’t get much better!   First I painted the fairies with white gesso and then I used Stickles to give them lots Read more ..

  I love this photo of my husband driving his 48 Ford convertible just after he got the engine up and running.  I thought that Graphic 45’s new collection, Vintage Hollywood, would work in a great fun way with this photo, and I love how it works wit h the fun chippies I chose. To Read more ..

  The day of love is fast approaching so I’ve made a couple of Valentine cards for you.  This first one is a stepcard.  These card are so great for display because they stand up by themselves. Here’s a side view, you can see the mechanism that makes it stand. I used an Oval Frame  to Read more ..

Meet my new favorite paper collection, Graphic 45’s Nature Sketchbook and Creative Embellishments has so many wonderful chippies that accent this collection so nicely! At the top I’ve used a Pine Cone Branch and Pine Cone Clusters underneath my Petaloo flowers.  I used Lindy’s mists to color the branches. Love using mists for a coloring agent because it does Read more ..

  I made this fun tag and card set with the Prima Rossibelle collection.  Love the pink, black and bright white of these papers. The Infinite Rectangle Frame is a great frame to draw attention to a photo or area of your tag.  I used it on this tag to define the center section. I Read more ..

Maggi here today to share a summer layout with you.  I thought it was time for a little break from all the Christmas creating!   I’ve used Graphic 45’s new Nature Sketchbook papers and paired them with some of my favorite CE chippies. Creative Embellishments has some great chippies to use with Graphic 45’s new Read more ..

I made this tag shortly after learning of the death of Alda Stevens, the owner of the Flying Unicorn.  Alda was a good friend and I had always intended to make something to send her with this wonderful unicorn chippie.  That never happened, so I made this to remember her and to share with all Read more ..

  Today I’m sharing a vintage layout with a photo taken in 1905.  I’ve used all B sides from Graphic 45’s Cafe Parisian collection along with lots of pretty Creative Embellishments chippies and Petaloo blooms. The photo is of my husband’s grandmother so the Ancestry title is certainly appropriate. To color the chipboard, I used Read more ..

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