How long have you been a 'Cherry': If I recall currently I've been a 'Cherry' for about 7-8 years. I've always loved the wide variety of scrapbooking products that you guys have. Only recently did I find the inspiration gallery and now I'm even more psyched!
Describe your crafting style: My crafting style involves layering, colors, and mixed media. I love incorporating those 3 elements in all my projects.
Your favorite must have crafty tool(s): This is a tough one... I guess my Cricut machine, stamp(s) and fine-tipped scissors. With those three, I can create magic!
Something new you have learned recently? I've recently learned to "interpret outside the box". By this, I mean that usually whenever I used a sketch or moodboard to inspire me, I would stick to it 100% and found that it limited me. Now I make things my own, in my own way to document my own memories in the best way possible.
Something you are scared of trying? Honestly, machine-stitching on my layouts scares me. Haven't really tried it out yet, but love the texture that it adds to the layout.
What inspires you to create? My family and the memories that I've made with them are the driving force of what I create; without them I wouldn't have anything to work with. That, and my "need" to make things. A crafty mommy is a happy mommy!
BIO: My name is Lorimar Ortega, and I'm thrilled to have been selected as Guest Designer for A Cherry On Top. I live (was born and raised here, too!) in Puerto Rico with my husband and 2 toddler sons. I began scrapbooking about 9 years ago, but only last year did I venture out to sharing my layouts on social media. What I love about scrapbooking is that you can document your life and do so in a creative manner. I love using layers, colors, and mixed media so that encompasses part of my style.
Here are some of Lorimar's beautiful layouts:
Stay tuned all month to see what Lorimar will create!