Happy Friday CE Friends! Nicolle here and  I am continuing the grand opening celebration at Creative Embellishments with a Giveaway on the Facebook Page. All you have to do is head over to Creative Embellishments Facebook Page and LIKE  (look for the giveaway photo to enter using rafflecopter  for a chance to win a 10.00 gift certificate to the Store.  You can also enter through the rafflecopter attached to this blog below the gift certificate image.  I will randomly draw  a winner at 12pm eastern time on Thursday, September 12th.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Today I am also sharing a layout I created with some of the school themed chipboard and wood pieces that the hubby and I designed. My daughter Jolie’s first day back to school was Wednesday, September 4th.  Every year I take many photo’s of my children and at least one of them getting on the bus.  I can’t believe how fast the time has gone. Jolie is a 6th grader and started middle school. She’s the youngest of  my 4 kiddos. Many parents can’t wait until their children go back but  for me ..well I miss them. I love spending as much time with them as I can.  Maybe it’s because I am getting older and 2 of my children have graduated and starting a new chapter of their lives ..adulthood.


Note: I used a Scrapfriends sketch for inspiration.

I did very little altering to this chipboard piece. I  wanted to go with a neutral (kraft) page for this layout. I just added a bit of black ink to the edges  of the bus.


To alter the #school (hashtag word) I did the same as the bus with just lightly inking around the word to keep with the look of the layout.


I am just loving this little wood bus and love adding different textures and media to my pages. I colored it using yellow and black  Faber Castell Pitt Pens.


Just press the images below as they are directly linked to the Creative Embellishments Store.

Chipboard Bus


School Bus Front


Social Media # words


Social Hash Tags


Wood Bus


School Bus (set of 6)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Don’t forget we have a September Challenge going on HERE and a Grand Opening Giveaway and sale HERE

I hope you have time to come play along. We would love to see what you come up with for the nautical theme.