Monday, November 24, 2014


Well Thanksgiving is upon us.  I know most of you are getting your turkeys and hams to prepare a BIG meal for family and friends.  I love to cook a big meal and fix everything from turkey to pumpkin pie.   I can't wait to enjoy some food, friends, and family!

 One of the many things I am thankful for this season is that I have my very own craft space, aka 'the scrap cave'. I can go in my room and work on my layouts and cards and not worry about cleaning up and putting everything away. I love being able to leave a project out and come back to it later. 
Even if you don't have your own room, find a small area and set-up a table and make some cards or work on a layout. For me crafting is very relaxing and brings me inner peace. Find what makes you happy and do it!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


Monday, November 17, 2014

Chalk It Up

Well the school year is off and running.  Just wanted to share this fun layout I did for Hayley's first day of school pictures.
I created this fun layout using the alternate layout in the Chalk It Up Workshop on the Go.  Once I get Hayley's first day of school pictures printed I can add them to great layout and add a few more embellishments to complete this layout.
Other items used to create this layout:
Chalk It Up Complements
Chalk It Up WOTG Stamp set

Here is what my layout looks like now that I have added some pictures of Hayley that I took of her on her first day of school this year. 

I love how this layout looks!  Now it is ready to go in my album.  Time flies.  Make sure you capture those memories and stories for your album.  :o)

Till next time, Happy Scrapping,

Your Creative Coach

Friday, November 14, 2014


There are so many things to be thankful for in my life.  My friends are my family and I am truely thankful for them and glad to have them in my life.  My long distance friends are in my heart as well and I think of them often.  I look forward to visiting them soon!  I will be sending them one of my cards to let them know that they are loved here in Texas!
I took inspiration for the above card from our Annual Inspirations book and re-created this card using Pathfinding paper and embellishments.

I really love CTMH's Pathfinding paper packet and have enjoyed creating several layouts and cards using it.  Fall is here and this paper says it!

Don't forget the inside of your card.  You can make the inside just as beautiful as the outside.  What a great suprise for the receiver to open the card you made to see more embellishments. 

I also stamp the outside and gussy up the envelop as well.  The person receiving your card will know before opening it they are getting something super special. 

Happy Scrapping friends,


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Owl love you...

This card came together pretty easy.  I have lots of great Picture My Life cards left after creating a couple of mini albums for shower gifts this pasted summer.  I used CTMH's Pathfinding paper and a regular 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 card base. 
Below is the card in the open view.  I folded back the top flap of the card.   I cut down my PML card and matted my owl friend in Autumn Terrcotta CS.  I used my non-stick, micro-tip scissors to cut several leaves that I stamped using the Thankful Heart stamp set.  My leaves were colored in using CTMH's Shin Shan markers
I added some bling to my owl's eyes and some ribbon to embellish the front flap of my card.  Such a fun, cute card to make.  I love this little owl and I know whoever receives this card will love it as well.

Till next time, happy scrapping,


Friday, November 7, 2014


Well November is upon us and soon the Christmas holidays will be here. I got to spend some craft time in my Scrap Cave and decided to work on some Thanksgiving cards.  Most of you know that I am more of a scrap booker,  but I decided to creat some cards to give to family and friends. 

Supplies used to create this card:

X7186B - Pathfinding Paper Packet
D1604 - Season of Thanks Stamp Set
B1463 - Thankful Heart Stamp Set
Z2641 - Glacier Stamp Pad
Z2135 - New England Ivy Stamp Pad
Z1985 - Gold Shimmer Trim
Z2012 - Sequins, Gold Assortment

Please feel free to shop my link for all of your paper crafting needs.

Till next time, Happy Scrapping!




Thursday, November 6, 2014

Masquerade Madness

I took a little break from scrapbooking to make some beautiful masks for Hayley's volleyball banquet.  I wasn't able to find a Cricut cartridge that cut Mardi Gras masks so I did it the 'old school' way and hand cut 24 masks.  Actually it wasn't that bad.  I  really don't mind 'fancy' cutting too much.   I really love how all of masks turned out.  I had fun and can't wait to see how they look in the center pieces on the tables at the banquet.  I still need add dal rod and curling ribbon. 
The feathers sure do look pretty, but my scrap table looked like a flock of seagulls were molting in my room! I got all of the feathers cleaned up and I am back to creating layouts and cards.  Stay tuned for some Thanksgiving cards in my next few posts.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


We got to spend 3 great days in Monterey before heading down to Los Angeles while on vacation.  The sun didn't come out until our last night in Monterey, but we still enjoyed everything Monterey had to offer.  Hayley had a good time seeing the seals and otters.  We think we saw a whale, but not 100% sure.   We enjoyed driving along the coast and jumping out and taking pictures.  Blogging about my vacation is making me want to take another one that is for sure!!!

 For my first page I used a 'cover sheet' from my Seaside Picture My Life Kit.  I used some teal shimmer trim and smoothie washi tape to jazz up the photo of Steve and I.   I really love that photo of us together.  For the rest of my layout I was able to use scraps of paper from CTMH's Seaside paper packet, some stamping and embellishments to complete my layout.
Well, of course I took a ton of photos. But, this time I created a big 12X12 flip flap to incorporate all of my photos.  Here is my layout opened.  I really like how it turned out.  I can't wait for my next vacation.

Till next time,