Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Featured Artist

Well this is a first for me.  I thought it would be fun to feature some of my customers/friends artwork on my blog. 

My first Featured Artist is my newest customer Angela.  I met her at work and next thing you know we are colaborating on all sorts of craft projects at work and at home.  I introduced her to the joy of scrapbooking and she hosted her first CTMH party with me a few months ago.  Angela loves all of her new products and has dived into starting her first scrapbook. 

Her first project she used a great shadow box she picked up at a yard sale for just $10!  What a deal for her.  She used her new CTMH Lollydoodle Workshop on the go to create a beautiful shadow box of her daughters birth. 

Angela used several techniques she learned at a card workshop at my home like the rosettes that she created using the CTMH quilling tool along with the CTMH Cricut Artiste cartridge.  She also used her CTMH Cricut Artbooking cartridge to add dimension to her shadow box with the pretty overlays.  Look how great the new CTMH Flamingo dots look on her project along with the pretty pink shimmer paper.

I hope this showed you another great way to feature memorabila along with great photos in a different way.  This shadow box looks really great in her hallway.  What a wonder keepsake she has created for her daughter.

Check back later.  I will feature more artwork soon.

Till then Happy Scrappin`,

Your Creative Coach

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

More Blog Hopping Fun

I am having so much fun with the new, beautiful paper packs from the Spring/Summer 2014 CTMH Idea Book.  I can't decide which paper pack I like the best.  I guess it is the one I am currently using.

Last Spring my parents welcomed Centenario; their newest colt.  He is such a ham.  He really wanted to meet us and wasn't shy.  His mother Duequesa is always a lovey dovey horse as well.  They both got up close and personal with me.  Duquesa is always wanting to smell and see my camera.  My dad always has a huge smile on face and loves the interaction with their horses.  You would think I am a horse woman looking at the pictures.  Just a regular city girl hanging out and mom & dad's ranch.

Here is the start of my layout.  I haven't added in all of the bling, which is the fun part to me.  As you can see I left some space to journal on the left page at the top.  This is one of my favorite layouts, for now.  I incorporated Ivy Lane workshop on the go, compliments, embellishments, and of course stamping.

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It doesn't seem like I can do a layout now without using our wonderful flip flaps.  Here is my layout with the flip flap open.  It looks like a completely different layout!  I love how I am able to incorporate more photos on my layout.  Without the extra space I wouldn't be able to showcase all of the wonderful photos that capture the memories of that moment.  I promise once you start using flip flaps you will wonder how you managed without them.
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Below are the flowers I have stamped and fancy cut for my layout as well as the ones I have cut using my Cricut cartridges.  They are inked and ready to be added to my wonderful layout.  Just need to find some time in my craft room to finish this layout up.

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I hope my art work inspired you in some way.  Make sure you check out everyone elses' great artwork on this hop.
Till next time, happy scrap booking.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Blog Hop Fun

Welcome to another fun blog hop featuring new product from Close to my Heart's new 2014 Spring/Summer Idea Book.  While visiting my parents recently we took some family pictures.  I can't believe how fast Hayley is growing up.  She is becoming quite the young lady.
At my last crop I was able to work on this wonderful layout with my new pictures.  I really love the new Skylark paper pack and how it works with the pictures I took of Hayley.  I also love the fun embellishments that come with this Workshop on the Go.
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As most of you know I love taking photos.  I always take a lot of photos.  Hayley is such a good model for me.  She knows that if she doesn't pose right it will be in the scrapbook looking like that.  She knows her mother, lol. 
Anyways, I was able to add the additional photos by using one of CTMH's flip flaps.  Here I used a 6X12 one. 
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I really love how easy it is to add embellishments to my layouts by using the Skylark Compliments and some bling.
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Look how beautiful the new Teal Shimmer Trim is, gorgegous!  You really have to see it to appreciate how pretty it is.  It has several colors mixed in like a peacock.  So pretty.  One of my favorite parts about using our shimmer trim is the glitter stays in place, not all over your fingers and face!
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Well I hope my layout gave you some inspiration for your artwork. 
Please check out all of the other great artwork on this blog hop and have fun in your craft space!
Till next time,
Happy Scrapbooking!