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A huge thank you to the 2 ladies that took the time to play along with our challenge this month.

The winner for this months challenge is :

Wendy please contact me to claim your gift certificate code. Email me at



Hello CE friends! It’s that time again. A new month a new challenge!

This months challenge is a sketch.

Twist: Add a Stamped image to your project

Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of July 1st, 2021.
*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 page. Please make sure to reference our challenge. Please, no old projects. (meaning projects from previous months that may fit the challenge) Please share only new projects.
*Please add your entry to the inlinkz tool below to be eligible for the prize. You have until the last day of each month 11:55 pm eastern time to enter.
*Simply add a link to your FB photo (if you do not have a blog) featuring your challenge entry. Let us know how you were inspired by the photo.
*Combining with other challenges is permitted.
* We would love to see you USE AT LEAST 1 OF CE products on your projects but it isn’t required to play along.
*WINNERS will have 2 weeks to claim their prize. The winner will be announced on this post the day after the challenge ends. Keep an eye out to see if you are a winner.


Sandi Clarkson

Welcome to July, creative friends! I can’t believe that 2021 is halfway over! Anyway, we are celebrating the 4th of July this coming weekend here in the USA and Creative Embellishments has a fun new sketch Challenge for you. Create a new project using the sketch to enter for a chance to win a gift certificate to the store. My layout was inspired around my wanting to use the “America” title piece from the Independence Day Word Set. Other chipboard and stamps used were: Lighthouse Set of 4Star Shaker setStar and Stripes BannerBeach Fence Border and Trio Shape Stamps for the stamp twist. Can’t wait to see your take on the sketch!

Maggi Harding – Scrap, Travel & Bark!

Happy July!  I looked at the inspiration photo and thought layered pieces.  Well I didn’t have any stars and hearts just popped in my head.  So, here we have it, layered hearts on a Large Tag.  I purposely created a dichotomy of design by using pretty romantic paper as the background and then using grunge elements as embellishments.  The Bigger Back Chat quote from Dyan Reaveley works well with the Grunge Heart Corner,  Grunge Heart Corner Stamp, Hearts Stamp, Heart Doodle Frames, and the Distressed Checker pieces.  For all you single gals out there, the quote is right on isn’t it?

Happy July friends! We have a fun sketch challenge for you this month! I stuck pretty close to the sketch and used lots of chippies on my fun 4th of July page. I added strips of cardstock and PhotoPlay patterned papers to my background along with stamping some stars using the Grunge Stars Stamp and blue ink. I used red and blue mists to color the Stars and Stripes Banner, Nested Star, and Independence Day Word Set. For the white, I used acrylic paint. I added in a few Red Mirror Acrylic Stars along with some stickers from my stash. I am looking forward to seeing what you create this month!

My Moon and My Stars by Jess Larios

Hello everyone! Welcome back to the blog. It’s a new month! Yes! We hope you join us for this fun challenge. As some of you know, I don’t make a lot of layouts but I get great enjoyment out of creating them. This layout is no different! The title gives it all away. Our children are our true legacies. It is they who live on telling our stories and the stories of those before our time. My son, my moon, and my stars. Even in the most frustrating of times, there is no greater enjoyment in life than watching your children grow and blossom. For this layout, I used a lot of CE goodies such as: Moon and Stars, I love you to the Moon…, Falling Stars Border, Stars In My Universe Frame, Stars Frame, Moon Shaker. You know me, I have to stay true to my style. Grunge is my thing, that being said, all of the chipboard pieces, I altered using acrylic paints then I distressed them using some wax. I hope we get your fingers jittery for some creative action!

Another month at Creative Embellishments and another great challenge. This month it is about the sketch challenge, your interpretation. But the twist is to add stamped imaged on the project. I decided to experiment more with the clear tags Nicole has in the store. I learned a technique from Nikki K while I was over in England (when we could travel). I have been wanting to try it on the product in the store to see how it works. Taking the large clear tag, I started with stamping on the background. I hit the twist straightaway. Using some archival ink and the Grunge Star Corner Stamp, I stamped the centre of the tag. I added more to the background with the Distress Corner Stamp around the edges. Then this is where the fun begins. I did numerous layers here to get the effect I was looking for, a little crackle, some splashes and the background is done. Moving on to the focal point. This was simple I didn’t want to take away from the background. I Used the Star Doodle Frame and added some embossing enamel and framed it the some mirrored Acrylic Gold Stars. Pretty much done other than the Celebrate Title. A pretty simple tag but I really like the over all effect of it.


I have a short video of the creative process:

Dana Tatar

Patriotic Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout with Stenciling Stamping and Chipboard

Hi friends! I absolutely love the sketch this month. I followed the patriotic theme and documented a taste of childhood – a soft serve chocolate and vanilla twist cone with red, white, and blue sprinkles. I added depth to the mixed media background paper using the Small Stars Stencil and the Grunge Stars Stamp. After applying stickers to the page, I added the Falling Stars Chipboard Border that I colored by sponging on white acrylic paint. The finishing touch to the layout is a piece of Watercolor 4th of July Flair to coordinate with the watercolor background.

Debbie Sherman

Hello friends!  July is here and it’s one of my favorite times of year!  I love celebrating the Red White and Blue and this sketch allows you to get really creative with your projects.  I created a wall decoration featuring the Windmill as my background,   The large wooden Welcome sign and the Independence Day Word Set.  The wooden star and flowers are  from my stash.  I simply painted the pieces with Acrylic paint and highlighted them with copper wax rub.  To finish this piece off I added some flowers.




Laura Gilhuly

Hi!  Welcome to this months challenge!  This sketch is perfect for your school photos!  Here i used the Falling stars border, Banner Set, School Days Title, Book Bags, and Acrylic Stars.  Can’t wait to see your interpretation of the sketch


Debbie Burns

Hi everyone and welcome to the July Challenge.   For this month’s challenge I chose to create a canvas,  and was inspired by some of the elements of the sketch.   The twist, add stamping.  I added stamping to the canvas and Crescent Moon.  I love how the moon turned out.  I applied some crackle paste and once dried I added several colors of Lindy’s sprays.  I used lots of chipboard, Crescent MoonGrunge Star CornerMoon StarsStar Pieces and Oval Ornate Frames 2, all treated with various mixtures of embossing powders.   Hope you’ll join us this month!

Tracy McLennon

Well hello July!! Today I’m sharing my layout inspired by the fabulous sketch challenge this month with creative Embellishments. Here are the details.

Creative Embellishments Chipboard Used:

Grunge Stars
Small Silver Solid Star Set
Stars in My Universe Frame
Shine Flair Gold

I started by covering the Stars in My Universe Frame with gold embossing powder. Next I covered the grunge stars with black embossing powder first, then sprinkled gold embossing powder over a second time to add a little sparkle. Then the Shine Flair, and the sparkle stars were just the perfect accent to complete the layout. For all of the details, you can pop on over to my blog HERE.

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