Thursday, July 12, 2018

Colorado - Hello Summer

Just wanted to drop in and say Hi! to everyone.  It has been a while since my last blog.  All I can say is life happened.

I am currently revamping this blog.  Stay tuned for new kits, virtual classes, techniques, ideas, and of course artwork showcasing CTMH products.  I have been working on new designs and can't wait to share them with all of you.  

Your continued support is appreciated and will be rewarded with lots of fun stuff.
Above is a fun layout I created with CTMH's Jack paper pack.  All of the Cricut cuts are from the newest CTMH cartridge 'You Are Here'.

Check back soon.  'Remodeling' in the works.

Your scrapping coach!


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Beach Fun

So this past summer Hayley got to go and stay with our California friends - Dan, Kristine, Chloe, & Jack.  I so wish I could have gone with her because she always has a blast going to the beach, paddle boarding, Disneyland, and the great weather in Southern California.  I sure could go for some beach time right now!!! 
 I, of course, had the perfect paper kit to go with the great photos that Hayley took from her trip.  I created my layout with ease using CTMH's newest Make It from Your Heart Volume 3 - pattern #22! 
 I was able to add several extra photos using CTMH's Pocket Plus Protectors.  Above shows the design #2, which helps you add 4 additional 4X6 photos.
 I ended up adding 2 of the design #2s pocket protectors since there were so many cute photos; I couldn't decide!
 Above shows the Pocket Plus Design #4 on the right side of my layout, which uses 3X4 photos.
 You can even cut your 4X6 photo in half when using the 3X4 photo slots.  This adds some fun and lets you show off your full photo.  I was able to add an additional 16 photos using the Pocket Plus protectors.  It is like adding a mini album between your layouts.  Super fun and easy!
I love layering the fun embellishments that CTMH gives you in the complement packets.  I also add portions of scraps from the photos that I had cut off.  I thought the sunset colors were so pretty that I added those scraps by dove tailing them and layering them under the 'home away from home' embellishment.

Till next time....

Your scrapping coach,


Monday, August 7, 2017

Scattered Hearts August Blog Hop

Welcome to the Scattered Hearts Blog Hop for the month of August!  You are probably coming from Jean McNulty's blog.  Make sure you hop all the way through and see everyone's beautiful artwork.  You will find plenty of new inspiration to get your mojo going.

Have you seen CTMH's new Annual Inspirations?  You are going to love all of the new products and all of the great ways to mix and match your papers.  With the release of the new book comes the new color of the year - BASHFUL!  It is so pretty and you are going to love creating with it.  Our cardstock is now two-toned; one side is a lighter than the other.  Now you have even more color options to play with!
Here is a fun frame I created for my co-worker's daughter's birthday party.  The back ground was created using CTMH's watercolors doing a little splatter effect with bashful and black.  Fun and easy for sure!  

My flowers were created with CTMH's Flower Market Cricut Cartridge and the new bashful card stock.  I also used CTMH's clear shimmer brush to add some sparkle and then sponged the flowers with my new Bashful ink to add dimension. 

Gold foil card stock was used to create some of the leaves, love it! 

Bashful Pearls were used for the centers of my flowers and around the Happy Birthday thin cut. 

And just like that you can have a beautiful keep sake that will make a great gift for any occasion!  

You can purchase this cartridge here or from your consultant.

Next stop on your hop is Lori Williams.  Have fun and make sure to leave us a comment on our pages.  TY

Thanks for your support.

Till next time, happy crafting!

Supplies used for this project:
1385 - 12 X 12 White Daisy Card Stock - used as the base of my project
CC1212B - Live Beautifully Paper Pack - black strip B&T
Z3132 - Watercolor Paints - used to create a splatter background
Z3188 - Watercolor Paintbrush Set
X5941 - 12 X 12 Bashful Cardstock - flowers
Z2819 - Bashful Stamp Pad - sponged flowers
Z3293 - Shimmer Brush - Clear
Z3365 - 12 X 12 Gold Foil Paper - leaves
X5980 - 12 X 12 Sweet Leaf Paper - leaves
Z3369 - Bashful Pearls - embellishments
1512/Z553 - Bonding Memories Glue - adhesive
Z3285/Z6390 - Cricut Flower Market - create flowers, leaves, & gold foil images
Z3304 - Happy Birthday Thin Cuts

**Frame purchased at Hobby Lobby

Lori ~
Your crafting coach!  

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,