Monday, December 9, 2013

Trust the Journey

Head over HERE to learn more about this layout:

Monday, September 2, 2013

Sketchy sketch

Hi there!
Over at Paper Issues, our current issue to to use a sketch from Simple Scrappers.

I thought I'd try an art journal page using this sketch.

You have until Sept 9 to link up and win some fun stuff!
Go here to hop and play along!!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Are you Enchanted?

It's August and Scrapbooking From the Inside Out has a new theme:
  1. enchantment  

    Web definitions
    captivation: a feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual.

Enchantment is defined as a feeling of great delight or a feeling of being captivated, or under a spell. (

The Latin root, incantare, means "cast a spell on."If you're so captivated by something, like stunning photographs in an art gallery, that you may as well be under a fairy tale spell, you're enchanted. Charming actors in old movies often say, "Enchanted," after being introduced to a beautiful woman. What they mean, essentially, is that they find her so fascinating they can't take their eyes off her. (

So fun, right?

Here's one of my layouts for this month:

I took this in December when I woke up in the mountains of NC. :)

This month's kit is can go here to get one for yourself!

You can check out the design team gallery here.

Thanks for visiting! Leave me a comment and let me know you stopped by! 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Gauche has new digs!!

If you got your newsletter this morning, then you already know... 
If you didn't get your newsletter, well, I'll try not to feel shunned and I'll wait
while you go sign up!! Just click that little link above and put your email in on the right hand side of the page! Next month's newsletter will have a brand new look...and I'm excited!

So, anyway, over at that new store, we now have codes for FREE SHIPPING!!!
PLUS, from now until August 4th, you can save 25% by using the code
(excluding subscriptions and clearance)


This is the kit the Alchemists receive at the beginning of our term. I got mine
over a year ago and STILL have stuff left!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Building Confidence...with Affirmations!

Come read more about this layout over HERE!!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Let's Get Persnickety!!

Hiya peeps! 
Welcome to the blog hop for PAPER ISSUES' latest issue

You should have arrived here from AIMEE'S blog. If you have missed a step, head back over
to the PAPER ISSUES BLOG to start!

Now, let's get to it!
This issue is sponsored by Persnickety Prints
I ordered several different sizes, mostly of my instagram prints.
The quality rocks! It is nice sturdy cardstock
and the shipping was SUPER fast! 
 I ordered them Tuesday night and had them
in my hands on Friday!

I don't consider myself a traditional scrapper, but thought it was time
 to bust out a good old layout for this issue (and honestly, time to use up some stash!)

I've been participating in the challenges for A Year in the Life of an Art Journal, in conjunction with Monday Mugshots, where you take a pic of your mug on Mondays throughout the year. I'm enjoying it as a fun way to document my year.
For this layout, I used some Amy Tangerine/American Crafts,
I used two different sizes of the Persnickety Prints (2x2 and 3x3).
Plus, I've been trying
to figure out a fun way to use those straws
so I thought using them as letters might just work! 

Thanks so much for hopping today!
Persnickety Prints is giving away a $25 gift certificate to one lucky hopper!
1. Like Persnickety Prints on Facebook {tell them we sent you} 
3. Leave a comment here on my blog

For an extra entry, link up one of YOUR projects either using
prints from Persnickety Prints, 
OR any project that has to do with "fussy cutting", either by hand or machine.
Your next stop is SARA!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Transformation Blog Hop

Howdy, friends!! Welcome to the Scrapbooking from the Inside Out Design Team Blog Hop! We are showcasing layouts by the current design team using the June kit TRANSFORMATION. If you just got here, make sure you go to the beginning at Melissa's blog so you don't miss out! 
This hop is super cool, as we are bidding a fond farewell to our outgoing team members AND introducing you to our terrific TEEN COLLECTIVE. We are combining the Teen Designers from CreateU with our Design Team at SFTIO. This is a wonderful opportunity to have each of these girls give their perspective of the monthly emotion. Each Teen Designer will be joining us for one month as a Guest Designer and hanging out with us on our website and forum.

Here's my layout:

As you know I'm a "quote girl"... quotes can usually express exactly how I am feeling, but much more eloquently. I love this one, as we are so often bogged down by our junk and the stuff we hold onto. Sometimes, we just need to let it go so that we are ready for new things! We gotta stop hanging on to the's preventing us from the reward of the future!
I love the soft colors of the strips of paper against the black background.. I also used the wood veneer, flipped it over and painted my own border on it, since I didn't want to use the sentiment already printed there. What, Lori? You can do that!? OF COURSE! Same with the little frame around my picture...I just covered the pre-printed sentiment with a little flower embellishment and still got to use the cute chalkboard-y frame!

Prizes? Oh yeah, there are prizes!! Leave me a comment telling me the first thing you think of when you hear "TRANSFORMATION"? Leave your comment here by midnight EST Saturday and the winner will be announced by Monday on Facebook and the SFTIO blog.

You should have arrived here from HEATHER'S blog
Your next and last step is the SFTIO blog!
(If you missed a step, start over at MELISSA'S blog)

Thanks for hopping with us!! Make sure to visit Scrapbooking from the Inside Out. We have a FREE Inspiration Page giving you loads of ideas using our current emotion, a welcoming forum and you can grab your own kit here!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Live the Questions

Just wanted to share another layout I made for this month's CURIOSITY kit 
This Rilke quote has long been one of my faves and I had fun making this messy page! :)

Have you checked out the rest of the gallery? It's FAB!

Plus, it's almost JUNE, which means a new kit!
Here's a sneaky peek at goes live on June 1!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

I am enough

Have you checked out PAPER ISSUES latest issue? We're celebrating Mother's Day with our sponsor, Pink Paislee!

I made this little mini tag book as a design team project with my Scrapbooking from the Inside Out March RESPECT kit and used several elements from Pink Paislee's Portfolio collection:

You can play along too!
Link up a project using Pink Paislee or about Mother's Day 
HERE! You have until Saturday, May 18!

Sunday, May 5, 2013


Come help my friend, Melissa, celebrate! She is our Design Team Coordinator over at Scrapbooking from the Inside Out and she is celebrating her 800th post! Whoa! There's a giveaway involved.... :)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Curiouser and Curiouser...

Have you seen the May Curiousity Kit from Scrapbooking from the Inside Out?

It is glorious!! Get yours here!

Here is one of my Design Team layouts:

I am digging all the layering I'm seeing all over the place these days 
and this one just kind of exploded with layers...but I kinda love it like that! :)

Check out the Design Team ROCKS!


You have until Saturday to play along 
with PAPER ISSUES' latest issue: IT'S SERENDIPITY!
We are sponsored this time by Elle's Studio and
you have a chance to win some goodies!
GO link up something using Elle's Studio, or that has a theme dealing with 
serendipity (luck, fortune, karma, chance, etc)!

Here's an art journal page I made using SFTIO's FORTUNE kit:
(step by step instructions: HERE-- you'll have to join the forum, but it's free and easy to do!) 

And HEY! National Scrapbooking Day is Saturday! Need some new goodies? Of course you do!
Go SHOPPING and use my code LORISPILLS For 20% off your order!

Thanks for stopping by! Will you leave me a comment so I know you did?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Art Journal with me!

Head over to the 
(it's free and easy to sign up)
and check out my process for an art journal page!!

Hey, and leave me a comment here!
I'd love to know you stopped by!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Do you have issues?

Paper Issues, that is!

We have a new design team and I'm thrilled to be staying on for another term.

We also have a new issue up as well: It's Serendipity!
We're celebrating all things serendipitous: fate, fortune, luck, chance....
(which just so happens to coincide with Scrapbooking From the Inside Out's 
monthly theme for April: fortune! Woo!)
Our sponsor is Elle's Studio and you have a chance to win one of 5 prize packs.

Speaking of prize packs, 
It's Cassie's  (our head honcho at Paper Issues) Birthday Week!
Make sure you LIKE us on Facebook for giveaways this week.  There will be AT LEAST 25 prizes given away but you have to follow us on Facebook to play along!

Monday, April 15, 2013

New glasses!!!

Trying out some new glasses I ordered from pairs for $150!
I'll let you know how they hold up!

I named them, of course. 
Clockwise from top left: Stanley, Gwen, Max, Sylvia, Veronica and Sylvia again. :)
Which ones are your faves?

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Come read about this layout and
my philosophy on mixed media on the

Monday, April 8, 2013

Thursday, April 4, 2013


You can snag one for yourself HERE.
See all the inspiration and ideas about FORTUNE HERE.

Here's a layout I did about my awesome fam. We are so grateful for God's grace and in blessing us so richly. We know luck has nothing to do with it! :)

Check out the rest of the DT gallery HERE.
One of the things I love about being on a DT at a kit club is the diversity of projects all surrounding the same theme and using the same products! So cool! 
Let me know you stopped by...and if you have any questions/ideas you want me
 to explore on the blog...let me know! xo

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Got Your Head in the Clouds?

Over at PAPER ISSUES,  we sure do!!
Our current issue is live until April 6th!
Kristy at Some Odd Girl is sponsoring this theme and is giving away a stamp set to 3 lucky winners!
To enter:
1. Like Paper Issues on Facebook.
2. Like Some Odd Girl on Facebook
3. Leave a Comment OVER HERE saying that you did both.
Link up any project to go with our theme : Up in the Clouds: so anything with clouds, planes, birds, sunshines,stars, rainbows, balloons....
You get the it up!

Paper Issues Blog Design

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sneaky sneaky....

Here's a peek of what I've done with Scrapbooking from the Inside Out's April kit, on sale April 1st:

What do you think?

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Follow my blog with Bloglovin
just moved everything over from Google Reader!

Thursday, March 14, 2013


This month's theme over at Scrapbooking From the Inside Out is Respect.
Check out this kit:
such gorgeous colors and embellishments!
You can get one HERE.

Here's one of my layouts:

I love this quote by Brene Brown. So many times we talk to ourselves with such
disdain and negativity. Let's show ourselves the same respect we'd expect others 
to show to us! 

Thanks for stopping by! Leave me a comment and let me know you were here!:)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Need a mojo boost?

All month at Gauche Alchemy we are giving you ideas
to get you out of that slump!

Also, over at Paper Issues, we've got a 
new issue: use some flair!
You could win some flair from Panda Eight!
Use the code PAPERISSUES20 to save 20% at the Panda Eight shop, too!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

March Madness...boy that's right!

SO much going on this month!

our RESPECT kit is live! This kit is totally gorgeous! I'll be sharing
some of my projects here later this month, but you gotta check out the DT gallery!

Our latest ISSUE at Paper Issues is all about Spring and sponsored by Studio Calico!
Go check out the blog hop---you could win a $30 gift card to 
our STORE---plus you can always use my code LORISPILLS 
for 20% off your purchase...there's tons of new stuff!

Need a little boost in your creativity? Facing a slump in inspiration?
Join us over at Gauche Alchemy all month long
for March Mojo Madness Month!
We'll be featuring ways to help get you out of that slump 
and back to creating!

PLUS, I am doing the 30 days of lists challenge this month for the third the button
in the left sidebar for more details.

I'll be sharing projects all month! :)

Took myself on a date today for gourmet pizza and a movie..."Silver Linings Playbook"...loved it! 
It's nice to do that every once in a while!
Leave me a comment and let me know you stopped by!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

and find out some "behind the scenes" info about this layout! :)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Another layout and a month-long crop!

Hi guys!
Here's another layout made with the February RISK kit

This one was a lot of fun to make. Plus, I love the quote.

We're also having a month long online crop over on the forums...come play along! 
You DO NOT have to buy the kit to play along...just join us! :)

Let me know you stopped by! :)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Art journal fun!

Come see more about my latest art journal page at Gauche Alchemy today!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Back to Blogger

I'mmmm BAAACK!
I decided to jump back in the Blogger pool. This will probably be mostly my artsy-fartsy stuff, but who knows? 
I'm going to jump right in by sharing one of my design team layouts created with the February RISK kit from Scrapbooking from the Inside Out: 

Let me know that you stopped by!