Monday, August 20, 2018

Watercolor - Liberty Layout

Looking for a fun and easy way to add dimension to your layout?  Watercolor splatter is a fun and quick way to add dimension and create a background for your layouts.  Go from blah to WOW in 30 seconds.  Please see video for instructions. 

What better way to scrapbook those 4th of July photos than creating this fun Liberty kit using a watercolor splatter technique for your background.

  Your basic kit will include:
  •  pre-cut paper 
  • photo mats
  • gold Cricut cuts
  • Instruction guide with color photo of layout 
  • Video instruction on splatter technique link - above

 LIBERTY Layout Workshop

Additional supplies used to create this layout:
  • Watercolor Paints - Z3132, medium and dark blue was used for this layout
  • Paintbrush Set - Z3188, I like to use the large round brush
  • Pewter Ink Pad - Z2832, used to ink/distress the photo mats
  • 3D Foam Tape - Z1151, used to pop-up the solid stars
  • Bonding Memories glue pens - Z553 & 1512

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Your crafting coach,

Monday, August 13, 2018

Colorado Bearded Man

Hello scrapping friends.  Here is another example of using CTMH's Flip Flaps to add a couple of photos to your layout.
Below you can see the my 4X6 photo flips up to reveal 2 more photos.  CTMH's Flip Flaps not only add photos, but it also adds fun to your artwork.
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Your crafting coach,


Monday, August 6, 2018

Colorado Fun - Wild Child

Here is a fun layout I created using two different styles of CTMH's Flip Flaps.

On the left side of my layout I use a 4X4 flip flap that flips up to reveal 2 more 4X4 photos.  On the right side of my layout I used a 4X6 flip flap that opens to the right allowing me to add 2 more photos to my layout.
If you haven't tried CTMH's Flip Flaps, give them a try and see how easy it is to add extra photos to your layout.

Contact me here if you have any questions.

Your scrapping coach,


Monday, July 30, 2018

Colorado - Happy Camper

 Hello my crafty friends!  I got the chance this weekend to work on some photos from our trip to Colorado.  One of my favorite things to use is CTMH's Pocket Plus Memory Protectors.  It is a great way to add photos to your layout w/o adding weight to your page.  So below you can see my layout prior to adding the Memory Protectors.
So now I have added my Memory Protector - Design 2, 4X6 vertical style.  By using this I was able to add 4 additional photos.
Well anyone that knows me, knows I love to take tons of photos!  So I ended up needing a couple more of the Memory Protectors.  Below you can see Design 2 on the left and Design 4 on the right which allowed me to add 8, 3x4  photos.  WOW!
So you will see below I added 2 more of the Design 2, 4X6 photos from our trip to Treasure Falls. 
I now have a small mini album in between my layout using all of the great photos I took of our family at the falls.

My fun embellishments were created using CTMH's Cricut cartridge, 'You Are Here'.  

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Your crafting coach,


Monday, July 23, 2018

My Acrylix® Stamps - Tips For Use & Care

An informative video on how to season, use, clean and care for your beautiful new Close To My Heart!


Happy crafting my friends.  If you have any questions please contact me here.

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,