june CE winner
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Wow its already time for the June reveal and almost half way through the year. My Kayla girl graduates this year. I can’t believe I a mom of 3 adult children already. The  time is just flying by!  I will have only 1 child in school and Jolie is going into 7th grade. I love summer and family time with my kiddos. I am sure my 3 older ones will be busy working.
June’s  challenge is of course to be inspired by the photo below and  the twist is to add something nautical to your project. Let us know how you were inspired  by the  picture. Remember you only need to be inspired by one element of the photo perhaps the colors, water, sunset , lighthouse..etc
Check out the guidelines below for our challenges. I can’t wait to see how you are inspired by our challenge.  Below are  the amazing examples by our Design Team.
This month’s inspiration photo and “nautical” theme went hand in hand to my way of thinking! And when I think “nautical,” my Dad’s Navy days are the first thing that come to mind. I had an as yet un-scrapped photo of him and some friends that worked perfectly. That’s him on the far right. My original plan was to let all my CE products remain naked but I chickened out and used just a touch of chalk ink on the edges of my wood veneer anchorboat wheel,  compass and nautical star. Then they are tucked here and there.  It helps make them a bit more vintage! The wave panel was a fun addition to my layers and was coated with Ranger’s Vintage Photo after cutting it up to suit my needs. My new CE Flairs (and new found love) arrived just in time for me to sneak one on my page .. the Discover Nautical Set.  I’m so grateful for this month’s challenge because this is seriously my fave layout of 2014! I hope you’ll join in the fun!

 I interpreted the inspiration image by the blue tones, the lighthouse and trees. and came up with this.

I created a 5×7 base card ( corrugated is actually a bit larger, more like 7.5 x 5.5). The paper is from Heartfelt Creations Balmy Breeze collection as is the stamped image. I stamped it on water colour paper and used the Ranger Distress Markers to colour it. The light house and anchor are from the Nautical 6 piece set.

Designer Details:  Both pieces were primed with gesso.  The lighthouse i used a brick template and added texture paste, heat set to dry. then played with one of the four step paint systems from Tattered Angels. i did the same to the anchor, just adding some texture paste and i love how both of these chipboard pieces turned out.


Michelle Gallant

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As soon as I saw the photo inspiration this month I knew I wanted to do a LO with this photo of my daughter’s silhouette on the beach.  I used both the nautical anchor and nautical captain’s wheel which I colored with a black sharpie.  I also added a small heart.  I love that the challenge was to use a nautical theme, so looking forward to summer!!!


   I have been scrapping my cousin and new husband, who is in Japan away from family and friends. I snagged this photo of them at the beach (expecting their first child), it went perfectly with our nautical theme this month, along with the gorgeous Flying Unicorn June’s KOM. Everything melted together beautifully! The Creative Embellishment chippies are the lighthouse, anchor and compass they all come together in a set called Nautical 6 piece set. For the treatment on mine, I just gessoed, then dabbed a little bit of Shimmerz, then dabbed with a paper towel and edged with a Prima Chalk inker in black coal. I also added highlights with a white paint marker and for the rope on the anchor used a little bit of distress paint in walnut.  Hope you all will play along with us this month!!

Emilia van den Heuvel


I really enjoyed this month’s challenge! I love summer and I love filling in my albums with pictures from our summer holidays!

For this page I used a lot of different products from Creative Embellishments – for my background I used the Distressed Chicken Wire Stamp with brown ink. Then I added a half frame embellishment above my picture, using the 6×6″ Lattice Panel Circles. I added the nautical chippies using the Nautical Compass and the Nautical Anchor sets, which I altered with brown embossing powder. The #SUN word comes from the Social Hash Tags chipboard set.

Nicolle Kramer


My daughter went to the Erin Basin Marina last weekend with her boyfriend and I was so happy to have a new picture to work with for this challenge. It worked out perfectly. The marina is about 10 minutes from us and we go often. It’s a nice place to go on a hot summer day. You can watch the boats, chill on the beach or walk and see the pretty flowers planted. They also have food along the harbor. It’s really a lot of fun. People take their lawn chairs and blankets and just sit and read. Just a nice place to be.

For the challenge I used some nautical wood, chipboard and flair on my layout. I cut apart the wave panel and wave border were  simply altered with gesso and viva inka gold metallic blue rub. I altered  Flourish 1 with two different color greens, one being  tim holtz distress paint and a prima  chalk edger. You can’t tell the variation in color to much though. I altered the rope frame first applying Tim Holtz antique linen distress paint and then swiped with burlap color distress paint. I altered the wood nautical stars with distress stain in faded jeans. The wood compass with distress stain in pewter and I left the sun all natural. The wood anchor was altered with maya gold in grey and I added a piece of jute to it.  The sailboat was altered with gesso, maya gold in grey and blue metallic rub. The chipboard lighthouse was altered with white arylic paint, metallic blue rub and maya gold in grey. The social hash tag was altered with blue metallic rub and black ink pad. Lastly I added a few pieces of flair for an added touch of fun.

Challenge Rules:

>Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of June 1st  2014.
>Please add your entry to our InLinkz box below to be eligible for the prize. You have until the last day of each month 11:55 pm eastern time to enter.
>It is required that you mention in your blog post that you are playing along at Creative Embellishments together with a link back to our blog. Please make sure to reference our challenge. Please no back linking.
>Combining with other challenges is permitted.
>You DO NOT have to use CE products on your projects.
Can’t wait to see how you are inspired by our challenge. Link up your project for a chance to win a $20.00 gift voucher to the store.
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