Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Birthday Gift

I love to give home made gifts to my family and friends and they always love what I make.  So naturally I had to create something special for my friends granddaughters 1st birthday.
 I just love how sweet and fun this photo is.  I first created my background by using CTMH's watercolor and 'flicking' for a splatter effect.  So fun and such a great way to add dimension to your project.  I matted the photo with CTMH's color of the year - Sea Glass.  Love this color - it works with everything!  I also used Sea Glass glitter paper to thin cut the word 'Happy Birthday' as well.  Glitter always makes your projects fun and sparkly!
I used 3D foam tape to 'pop up' some of my hearts that I thin cut with white glitter paper and card stock.  I also used some grey enamel gems as well.
And just like that I have a super cool gift that will be a keep sake for years to come.  Love it!
All of my gifts come with a home made card as well.  I created this one in a snap by using some left over scraps from my Whimsy Fundamentals paper pack.  Don't you love the cute little elephant from the Baby Bundle stamp set?  CUTE!!! 

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Till next time - Happy Scrappin!

Your Creative Coach,


Monday, December 19, 2016

Finding Time

Sometimes life gets busy and we don't always get to those projects right away.  I always love when I can get some time in my craft room.  I can spend hours in there and I normally have to be dragged out!  I value that I have a craft room where I can leave my projects out and sneak in and work on my them when I can.  Here is one of those projects that I started in September and it sat in my to do box until this weekend!     
As you can see I have a lot going on in my layout.  For the left side I created the background, large photo mat with watercolors!  I love how it turned out and it was super easy to do.  It is called Smooshing & Splooshing.  You get your watercolor paper wet and then add watercolor to it randomly here and there till you like what you see.  Then you can use any form of plastic you want and scrunch it up on your paper while the watercolor is still wet.  I used some old Walmart bags for my project.  Once it is dry, about an hour later your paper is ready to go.  I tore the edges of my photo mate for extra dimension and fun.

I combined the Rustic Home Fundamentals with the Uptown Fundamentals and matted my photos in CTMH's color the year, Sea Glass card stock.  I love how everything plays nicely and my layout comes together beautifully.
I also used my watercolors to create the splattered look on the background of each side.  Although it might be hard to see I did use 2 different colors.

I used some of the Adventure Compliments to embellish my page. 
 I did a little 'Ombre' look on my words by sponging Seaglass, Glacier, and Lagoon on the 'Little Moments'.  I love that I was able to coordinate my compliments to work with my color scheme.

I included a smaller flip flap to add a couple of action shots of my daughter and father showing their horses.  Hayley's horse placed and it was Hayley's first time in the ring!  We were excited for both them.

Other supplies used:

Gold Sequins
Gold Shimmer Ribbon - from the Uptown Ribbon Pack
Adventure Compliments

Hopefully I can find some more time to play in my craft room.  I have a box of new CTMH goodies coming soon.  I can't wait!  If you want a new CTMH Seasonal Expressions book you can contact me here.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of my supportive friends and family!

See you in the New Year with new goodies!!!



Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Christmas Card Series Part 7

Just some fun random cards I created.   After creating wonderful layouts with your WYW's you always have leftover bits.   Why not put those bits to use and make some simple cards to share?

Above I used the wooden stars from the Oh Deer assortment.  Yes, they are actual bamboo!
I used the 'noel' from the City Sidewalks Complements.

Happy scrapping my friends!

Your creative coach and friend,


Friday, November 18, 2016

Christmas Card Series Part 6

I just LOVE the Oh Deer! Workshop Your Way!   The colors are so beautiful and it features CTMH's color of the year - Sea Glass!  

Here are 2 cards I created in a snap using the PML cards from the Oh Deer! paper pack.   I also ink distressed the edges with my new Sea Glass stamp pad to add dimension as well.
One PML card two different ways to create a fun and easy card!
Take some time to create some fun in your craft room this holiday season.

Till next time.

Your Creative Coach and Friend,


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Christmas Card Series Part 5

Christmas is just around the corner!  Can you believe it?  Me either!!!  Are you getting your Christmas shopping done?  I have a few gifts to make and buy!  Time sure does fly during the holiday season.  Take a quick moment to enjoy a good cup of cocoa and watch one of your favorite holiday movies!

Here are 2 more cards I created using CTMH's City Sidewalks paper along with the PML cards from this kit to create 2 fun and easy cards.
 Again, just a couple of embellishments along with glitter paper and I have 2 fun cards to share.

Till next time - happy scrapping!

Your creative coach and friend,


Friday, November 11, 2016

Christmas Card Series Part 4

More Christmas card fun and inspiration!  For these two cards I used CTMH's 'Season of Magic' stamp set.  You can create a variety of Christmas cards and regular cards perfect for any occasion.

My cards came together with ease by using some leftover scraps of paper from the City Sidewalks paper pack, PML cards and a few embellishments.

Throw in a little glitter paper and your card sparkles!

Remember to check back for more Christmas card inspirations.

Your creative coach and friend,


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Christmas Card Series Part 3

Since I live in Central Texas we don't see much snow.  On rare occasions we get a sprinkling, but not till March.  So no White Christmas for me.  That is ok because I can create beautiful cards with snow flakes using CTMH's newest Snow Flake Thin Cuts.
 I used Oh Deer! PML cards from the Oh Deer Workshop Your Way in combination with scraps of Oh Deer! scraps of paper and zip strips to create this series of cards.
 For the above card I used the negative space from my snow flake cut and backed it with white glitter paper.  Don't worry about getting glitter all over the place!  With CTMH's glitter paper the glitter stays on the paper not your hands and face!
 With just a few sparkles and snippets of Sea Glass glitter paper I have beautiful cards to send out to my family and friends for the upcoming holiday season.

Till next time -

Happy Scrapping

Your creative coach and friend,