Sunday, January 3, 2021

Winter Penguins Shaker Card

 Happy New Year!!! With the new year comes the new CTMH Catalog. To see the catalog, click on the link in my sidebar. One of my favorite stamp sets in this catalog is the Winter Penguins stamp set. Aren't they adorable? Here is a cute little shaker card that I made using the Serenity paper pack. If you have never made a shaker card, it's very easy to do the with the Circle Shaker Window Thin Cuts and the Circle Shaker Window Foam with Acetate. I embossed the inside of the shaker and added sequins. The penguins are colored with Spectrum Noir TriBlend Markers.


Saturday, August 1, 2020

The Making of a Princess

Ever since I took these pictures of my granddaughter (4 years ago) getting a Princess makeover at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo Salon at Disneyland I knew I had to make a layout. She kept making the funniest faces and we all laughed so hard. The paper is not from CTMH, but from Simple Stories Little Princess.

Friday, July 31, 2020

A Young Lori at Disneyland

Here I am 13 years old at Disneyland for the third time in my life. The first time I was much too young to remember much about it except that it was the most fascinating place I had ever been to. The second time was with the Camp Fire Girls. This was such a special trip for me. My oldest sister took me, my younger sister and niece to Disneyland!!! And, we got to fly on an airplane. Those are two things that most kids didn't get to experience back then. This is when Disneyland had A-E ticket books. The E tickets were the best and you didn't get very many of them. I use CTMH Happiest Place to create my layout.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

My daughter and her family went strawberry picking and made the most delicious jam. I wanted to capture the moment and created this layout using CTMH Stitched Together Paper Pack with Stickers.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Sunburst Layout

I was inspired by a current layout on the Close to My Heart Blog. When I saw the sunburst on the page, I knew that it would be perfect for my 60th birthday photo. You can see the blog post here

Monday, March 30, 2020

Let's Stay Home

With the Coronavirus going around and us crafters forced to stay home, why not document what your family has been doing during this time with a scrapbook page. I plan to make a page and use pictures from the internet of empty shelves, the toilet paper hoarding and the long lines. I will also add pictures of my family and tell what they have been doing. I love this stamp set. The images will look good on my pages. You can get yours here.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Homemade Hand Sanitizer

With everyone out of hand sanitizer, Brooke and I made our own. I found these cute little containers at Target. They are just the right size to fit in your purse.
To make it, you need:
1 cup of 91% isopropyl alcohol
2/3 cup of Aloe Vera gel
8-15 drops of Essential oil
Mix well and put in your container

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Celebrate Today

After countless hours of getting my computer to connect to the printer, I finally have a picture to put on my layout! This layout is from CTMH "Celebrate Today".

Friday, March 6, 2020

Dreams Take Flight

Happy Friday! Today I am playing with the "Dreams Take Flight" stamp set from Close to My Heart.
I don't know about you, but I love scrolling through Pinterest for Inspiration. I saw a card with an airplane flying over the trees and had an ah ha moment. I combined this stamp set with the pine tree from Spruced Up. To get the variation in tree color, I stamped in Charcoal ink and then without inking up, I stamped again and this gave a lighter version. I used water colors for the sky. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Wild and Free

Hi Everyone! My card class ladies are asking for "Man" cards so I decided to play with this stamp set from CTMH called "Wild and Free." I colored the fish with "TriBlend Markers" Each marker has three shades, so I didn't have to use many markers. I used these two, "Dull Green" and "Coral Blend." I colored the fish all over, with the lightest shade of Dull Green. Then I colored over the dark scales with the darkest shade, then I went over the spaces between the dark and the light with the medium shade and then blended it all together with the lightest shade. Then I went over the fins and tail with Coral blend, allowing some of the green to show through. I then I cut the cattails and ovals from Cricut. The sentiment is from a retired stamp set called "Jack-Cardmaking" and the fly fish hooks are from another retired set called "Campin Fever."
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Thanks a Latte

Playing with Perk Up from Close to my Heart. This stamp set is so cute! It also comes with the die cuts for the coffee cup. The card was made from CTMH’s Hawthorn paper pack. The coffee circles were random stamped in first, second and third generation on Vanilla Cream cardstock in Toffee ink. The wrapper on the cup and sentiment are stamped in Espresso ink.

You can buy this stamp set here.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Every Little Thing

Hi Everyone,
Sorry I have been MIA. This year is slipping away too quickly! Today I want to share a card with you that I enjoyed making.

The stamp I used is called Every Little Thing - Scrapbooking (D1877). This one is my favorite in the current catalog. I had so much fun coloring these images and I finished them off with a shimmer brush. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

You don’t look a day over FABULOUS

I am celebrating a friend’s birthday tonight and wanted to make a special card for her. I used the CTMH stamp set “Fabulous Birthday” and Boutique paper pack. I added some paper flowers and am happy with the way it turned out.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Heart Happy

I was at the supermarket one day and as usual went down the card isle to get ideas. I saw a cute cut out owl valentine card and really liked it. Getting into my creative mind, I said "I can do that." So when I got home, I got out my Heart Happy paper from CTMH and the Artbooking cartridge in Cricut Design space and found a cute owl. I had so much fun putting him together. His little wings even open up. I don't know if it's just me, but I love owls. They are such amazing creatures. This past summer I was at the Toby Mac concert and saw the most beautiful owl fly right up on the stage. I'm sure he enjoyed the music just as much as I did.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Seasons of Joy

A friend sent me a picture of a card that she saw in the store and asked if I could make one like it. So, I went to my Cricut and loaded the Seasons of Joy Digital Cartridge and was able to make a card that was 10 times better than the store bought card.


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