Hello, Creative Embellishments fans!

Sandi Clarkson here with you today sharing my first project of 2021.

I haven’t been in my craft room for a few weeks now and it sure feels good to be creative again. However, I feel a little bit like I’m learning all over again! Being sick with Covid (despite all precautions) is no joke.

I also wanted to play along with the sketch challenge over at My Creative Scrapbook to kind of get myself kick-started and because it is a great sketch. I’ll include it below.

These photo are of one of my granddaughters, MacKenzie. She never wants to get in front of the camera, so I was thrilled when she sent these photos from a photo shoot with her friend. I love how her sweet personality comes across.
Although this project has no mixed media, that actually made for an easier way to jump back into creating when I’m not feeling 1000% yet. Having a sketch to work from, also help set the pace although I did take a few artistic liberties with it.
Just lots of pretty chipboard all painted white to help mimic the snowy scene.

The Let it Snow chipboard title is one of my favorites from the CE store although I don’t have much need for it living in Texas. Ha! Kenzie just happened to be in Oklahoma on a snow day. I added a star by taking one layer from my Star Shaker set. I needed it per the sketch, so it was worth sacrificing a shaker set that I can use later in some altered form.

Of course, one of my current favorite pieces in the CE store right now are the Distressed Clocks that Nicolle created at my request. I plan to use them on my more romantic, shabby chic projects.
But they were perfect for adding a little drama to my photos. Then I filled in with my large and small snowflakes: Large Snowflake Set and Chipboard Snowflakes to help frame my photos.
I also decided to use some of the Shine Flair Gold to add another kind of texture and because I have no flowers on my layout. Shock, I know!
 Just to give you a little idea of the dimensions I added.
There’s my sweet girl … always smiling and glowing with her love for Jesus.


The sketch called for a border along the top but since I rotated the sketch, it is here on the side.
Here is that sketch:
That’s about it from me today! I need to get cracking on getting some things done around the house as I am SOOO very behind on literally EVERYTHING!
See you next time!


Creative Embellishments products used: 

Let it Snow

Large Snowflake Set

Chipboard Snowflakes

Star Shaker set

Distressed Clocks

Shine Flair Gold

13 Arts products used: 

Constellation paper, Under the Stars

Stardust paper, Under the Stars