Happy Monday CE Friends! Nicolle here, I hope everyone’s weekend was amazing?! Ours was pretty busy.  We were able to design, cut and add a few new things to the store. I am pretty excited about the new steampunk designs. They are pretty detailed so it took a bit of time.

I also want to mention that we customize our designs to order ( all you have to do is let us know in the comment section which design and what size.)  Some of the more intricate designs are difficult to make smaller because of how detailed they are and some may not apply. We also cut custom designs… Send us your custom image with the size wanted. If you have something in mind and don’t have a image we can also create a design for you.

Today I am sharing a layout inspired by a picture of a gift my hubby received at  this 40th Birthday party.  In this layout I wanted to show the versatility of the School Wood Set. My hubby is a do-it-yourselfer and enjoys his tools. I surprised him with a router. I guess secretly hoping he would finish some of the remodeling we started around the house. Hee hee   I altered the pencil adding yellow with a Faber Castell Pitt Pen. I left the ruler natural.

Birthday Boy

I altered the Steampunk Clock using Tim Holtz Distress Tarnished Brass stain. I also added a crackle look using a Tim Holtz stamp and Stazon Ink.  I added some real nuts and screws to add some additional fun embellishments to the page.


Here’s a close up of the adorable little wood pencil. You can buy all the pieces found in the School Wood Set separately at 6 for $1.00. This way you can buy what you are more likely to use.


I altered the #Hashtag# words with Tim Holtz Tarnished Brass Distress stain and then applies some black Stazon Ink.  I just swiped the ink pad across the chippie. I did the same with the clock hands.  I altered the scissors coloring in the handle with a permanent marker and using Tim Holtz Distress Stain in a silver tone.


Thanks for stopping by the Creative Embellishments blog.  Have a great Monday! xoxox

Supplies linked to the store. Just click image.


Ruler (set of 6)

Scissors (set of 6)

Steampunk Clock

Social Hash Tags


Note: I used the Purple Pumpkin September Sketch for inspiration.