Mardi Gras Cats

I could not resist making another card using this months Stamp of the Month.  I am from New Orleans and love Mardi Gras.  I had an inspiration to make three Mardi Gras Cat.  Now I know Mardi Gras is still a ways away, this stamp set will not be available then.  So I could not wait to show you, so if you want this stamp set you must order by then end of this month.

Purr-fect Halloween Aug 2016This stamp set is only $5 with any qualifying $50 order.

Purr-fect Halloween ~ Mardi Gras Cats ~ Wateroloring ~ CatScrapbooking.comI had so much fun watercoloring those kitties!  Yes I did do a bit of fussy cutting but it was so worth it!!! Don’t you just love the new shimmer brush to ass sparkle any where you want it?  I added it to the masks and the hats.

Happy Crafting!

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Layout # 32 of My Personal Challenge

I got a little off last week and was not able to get a layout completed.  I am back on track this week with another layout. I got to play with some of the new goodies from the new Annual Inspirations Idea book.

Concerts ~ Rustic Home ~ stars thin cuts ~ Overlay frames ~ CatScrapbooking.comI designed this layout with using a flip flap to hold the other tickets.  I am actually using a 4×4 flip flap to hold our other concert tickets. Here is what it looks like. I had not put it in a protective sleeve because of the glare for the photo so you can sort of see the white strip.

Concerts 2 ~ Rustic Home ~ Stars Thin Cuts ~ Frame Overlay ~ CatScrapbooking.comFor this layout I used the following products:

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #207 ~ Saffron, Canary, Gold and White Daisy

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #207 we are challenging you to combine SAFFRON, CANARY, GOLD,  and WHITE DAISY.

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These colors totally remind me of sunshine and sunflowers.  I remember seeing a really cool sunflower on the new Flower Market Cartridge so that is where I went for inspirations.

Color Dare #207 ~ Flower Market ~ Sending Sunshine ~ CatScrapbooking.comI used the Rustic Home paper pack which comes with this great gold stripped velum.  I added a little gold glitter paper on the flower and the white and gold ribbon.

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~ Color Dare #207 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday August 25, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Thank You Cards ~ Enchantment

I wanted to share with you some thank you cards that were part of our Convention Make-n-Takes.  We were given an Enchanted Card Workshop which makes 64 thank you cards!!! I finally got around to completing them as that is a lot of cards.  There were two versions of each of the eight card desins.  I decided to add a little bling and change up some of the color combinations.  Here is how they turned out.

Convention Cards 3 ~ Thank you ~ Enchanted Fundamentals ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis was the first design and I did them just as the examples showed.

Thank you cards ~ Enchanted Fundamentals ~ Convention cards 1 ~ CatScrapbooking.comI then began to play around with the colors – I did not photograph all of the versions I made.

Enchantment Thank you cards 3~ Convention 2016 ~ CatScrapbooking.comBy the third set I was playing with colors, ribbons and added embellishments.

Enchantment Thank you Cards #4 ~ convention 2016 ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis is the fourth design.

I will post the next four designs soon. I used the following products:

Happy Crafting!

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Everything ABC Blog Hop ~ Letter Q

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!!!

ABC's Blog BadgeThis week we will be featuring the letter “Q”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “Q” element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from LAUREN MOORE’S BLOG then you are in the right place.   The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating consultants at the bottom of this post.

The letter Q is a tricky one to craft with so I took a short cut so to speak.  I use some of the Cricut cuts found on the “Q” page (pg 11) in the new Flower Market handbook.  On this page is a cool jar and Sweat Pea flower.  So here is my card.

Everything ABC's Q ~ Q key on Flower Market ~ Rustic Home ~ Raspberry & Blossom ~ Sea Glass ~ CatScrapbooking.comI used the following products:

Now it is time to hop on over to WENDY KESSLER’S BLOG and see what she has created for you today.

Here is the full list of participants:

1) Catherine Nowak ~ You are here!
Happy Crafting!

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Fun with the Color of the Year ~ Sea Glass

I was playing around with the new Color of the Year ~ Sea Glass.  I love that we have the glitter paper to match.  Here is what I designed:

Sea Glass ~ Safari Ballet ~ CatScrapbooking.comI mixed the watercolors to make the sea glass background.  I watercolored each hippo and then once they were dry I went over their bows and two of the tu-tus with the new shimmer brush.  I then cut one tu-tu shape from the glitter paper.

Here are the list of supplies used:

Happy Crafting!

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Personal Layout Challenge #31

I was actually able to get some crafting done today and my mission was to complete a layout, which I am excited to report happened.  Here is layout #31 for my personal layout challenge.

Love this boy ~ Florence ~ Thin cutes ~ Hearts ~ CatScrapbooking.comFor this layout I used the new thin cuts which I adore!!!!

Here is the full list of products used:

Here is a close up of the hearts…

Love this boy ~ Florence ~ Heart thin cuts ~ CatScrapbooking.com Happy Crafting!
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Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the 2016-17 Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop!

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Today you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  Today we are featuring artwork which showcases new product from the fantastic Annual Inspiration.

If you are just arriving her from WENDY KESSLER’S Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 25 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I love the new Cricut cartridge Flower Market and was excited to design something with flowers.  There are so many flowers on there it is hard to decide what to use then it caught my eye.  One of my favorite flowers is a Calla Lily so when I saw that I knew I found my card.

Flower Market ~ Calla Lily ~ Sea Glass ~Sympathy card ~ CatScrapbooking.comI also have fallen in love with the new Sea Glass color so I had to incorporate that too. Here is the list of product used for this card:

Now it is time to move onto your next stop on the hop, which is  MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #205 ~ Juniper, Thistle, Eggplant, Crystal Blue, and White Daisy

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #205 we are challenging you to combine JUNIPER, THISTLE, EGGPLANT, CHRYSTAL BLUE,  and WHITE DAISY.

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For this week I was excited to play with the brand new Cricut Collection ~ Flower Market!!  I saw the hydrangeas and knew that was what I was going to create.  It is so easy and turns out so cool, take a look…

Color Dare #205 ~ Flower Market ~ Thank you card ~ CatScrapbooking.comI decided the white was too much for the background so I watercolored the cardstock to match the Juniper. Love the way this turned out and it took no time!!! I did have to bust out my new Shimmer Brush Z3293 I used it in the centers of the flowers.

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~ Color Dare #205 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday July 28, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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August Card Workshop

I can’t believe we are in August!! I am so excited about the new product!!! I am excited to share this months cards for the August Workshop with you.  This month the card workshop is on Monday, August 22 at 6:30 pm.

Here is the first card ~

Aug Card Workshop ~ hello thin cuts ~ Watercorlor ~ CatScrapbooking.comI was inspired by a card Lisa Stenz created.

August Card Workshop ~ Basic Rustic ~ heart Thin cuts ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis one is from the awesome card workshop designed by Karen Pedersen.

August Card Workshop ~ Purr-fect Halloween ~ Florence ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis one is one I designed using this months Stamp of the Month which I love!!

Color Dare #203 ~ CAS card ~ diamond embossing ~Good Times Paper ~ CatScrapbookingThis one you may have seen before as it was designed for the 203 Color Dare challenge.

Happy Crafting!

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