Sugar Skull Wreath

I have seen a couple really awesome wreaths made using strips of pattern paper around various sized rings. I decided it was time to make my own instead of just admiring them from a far.  So this weekend I sat down and designed my Halloween Sugar Skull Wreath.

jeepers-creepers-halloween-wreath-sugar-skull-flower-market-catscrapbooking-comI am so in love with the new Flower Market and used the fun Sugar Skull #md72cd2, Halloween banner #md72c8a and Daisy #mfadcf2. I used the Jeepers Creepers paper pack with Tangerine, Whisper, Slate and Black.

jeepers-creepers-halloween-wreath-detail-sugar-skull-flower-market-catscrapbooking-comHere is a close up of the details.  I used the Enamel and Glitter Duos Blue Dots on the Sugar Skull.

jeepers-creepers-halloween-wreath-detail-flower-market-catscrapbooking-comI used the new shimmer brush to add to sparkle to the flowers. I also used liquid glass in the center of the daisy flowers.

This wreath is made by wrapping 1.5 inch by 12 inch strips around a 14 inch foam wreath.

Happy Crafting!

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Everything ABC’s Blog Hop ~ Letter T

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

ABC's Blog BadgeThis week we will be featuring the letter “T”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “T” element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from DARLYS RECKER’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.

Well one of the things I have been consumed by recently is my son’s fifth birthday. This year he wanted TEENAGE Mutant Ninja TURTLE as the THEME.  I was able to create some things for the party this year but not as much as in the past.

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For the gift bags we made numb chucks out of pool noodles, black duck tape, black nylon cord and 3/4″ pvc pipe ends.  The kids thought they were so fun!ninja-pizza-toss-teenage-mutant-ninja-birthday-catscrapbooking-com

For one of the game I painted an open mouth Micky on a large box and then turned small frisbees into mini pizzas that they could toss into the open mouth.teenage-mutant-ninja-turtle-thank-you-cards-ninja-turtle-birthday-catscrapbooking-comSince I did not get time to create invitations I knew I needed to make the THANK you notes.  These were simple to create.

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

Here is the full list of participants:

Catherine Nowak ~ You are Here
Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #211 ~ Poppy, Fern, Saffron and Colonial White

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

color-dare-211-badgeI have been needing to create some new thank you cards for my Wildtree business and when I saw these colors I knew they would be great!

color-dare-211-enchantement-life-is-a-kitchen-wildtree-thank-you-cards-catscrapbookingI did use the Enchantment fundamentals for this card and Life is a Kitchen stamp set and dies by Taylored Expressions.

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 #211 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday Setpember 22, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Holiday Expressions Blog Hop

Welcome to the Holiday Expressions Blog Hop!hebadge

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 the new Holiday Seasonal Expressions Idea Book.

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 could not do this hop with our featuring Halloween since it is probably my most favorite holiday to celebrate.  So I designed a fun Halloween card for you today.

jeepers-creepers-halloween-card-silly-spider-web-catscrapbooking-comI have to admit using black as my card base is new territory for me but it so fit with Halloween.  I love this Silly Spider Web B1529 stamp set.  I just love the Jeepers Creepers paper pack. To make the black twine I simply took our white twine and used our black Shin Han Marker and colored it.  I used some black glitter paper, Shimmer Brush and my blending pen to add ink to my stamped spider web.

Your next stop is along this hop 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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Fall Banner

I know I should have been working on my personal layout challenge and now will have another week that I will miss 🙁 .  But I did create a super cool project that I have been wanting to accomplish for two years.  I made a Summer Banner and have been wanting to make one for all the seasons.  Here is my Fall one and I am LOVING the new CTMH Flower Market!!!!

flower-market-enchantment-fundamental-fall-home-decor-catscrapbooking-comHere is what each of the tiles look like up close.  I found these last year at Michaels they are 4 x 4 inch burlap tiles.

flower-market-fall-banner-sunflowers-tile-1-catscrapbooking-comI repeated this same tile at the bottom as well.

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flower-market-enchantment-fundamentals-tile-a-fall-catscrapbooking-comflower-market-sunflowers-enchantment-fundamentals-tile-l-fall-catscrapbooking-comflower-market-enchantment-fundamentals-tile-l-fall-catscrapbooking-comI am so pleased the way this turned out.

 

Happy Crafting!

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Everything ABC’s Blog Hop ~ Letter S

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

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

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from LINDA NORMAN’S BLOG then you are in the right place.   The blog hop is a great big circle, although this week it is just two of us

Well here it is Friday afternoon before the hop goes live tomorrow morning, and I have not stopped.  I guess my aspirations of getting into my craft room to create the layout I was planning on showcasing is not going to happen.  Now I am STRESSING about what I plan to SHOWCASE this week….I try never to wait to the last minute but that is what my life is like right now.  We then it hit me… I designed a card for my Card Workshop this month but have not featured it on my blog.  It is using the awesome new SUGAR SKULL STAMP SET!!!

Sugar Skull ~ Jeepers Creepers ~ Halloween ~ CatScrapbooking.comIsn’t this a SWEET card?  I love this stamp set as it if so fun to color with my Shin Han Markers and it coordinates with the new Flower Market Cricut Cartridge. I used the Jeepers Creepers paper pack and Jeepers Creepers washi tape.

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

Here is the full list of participants:
Catherine Nowak ~ You are Here
Happy Crafting!

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National Stamping Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the National Stamping Month 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 National Stamping Month with Create with Kindness Campaign.

If you are just arriving her from KRISTA HERSHBERGER’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 24 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I love this campaign as you can create fun quick cards like shown above.  I decided to play around with the set and also create a card using one of the stamp sets. So lets get on with the art works. First I have a card that I designed using Create Kindness ~ Friend CC1149

Happy Birthday ~ Create Kindness Friend ~ Happy ~ CatScrapbooking.comI masked off the “friend” and then stamped the flowers on a strip.  I love coloring with the Shin Han Markers.  I used the new thin cuts to cut the “happy” out of Glacier and added a birthday from Finding Words D1646.

Here is how I designed my Create with Kindness Cards.

Create Kindness ~ Blue Card set ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere are the green strip cards:

Create Kindness ~ Green Cards ~ CatScrapbooking.comThe Pink cards:

Create Kindness ~ Pink Cards ~ CatScrapbooking.comAnd the purple:

Create Kindness ~ Purple Cards ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis awesome set is only available this month so you will want to make sure you don’t miss out.  Click here to purchase you Create Kindness Kit.

Your next stop is along this hop 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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Layout Challenge #34

Since to day is a Holiday I will still say it is part of the weekend.  This way I will still be keeping with my layout challenge.  Here is a fun layout using Jeepers Creepers.

Trunk or Treat ~ Jeepers Creepers ~ Monsterous Halloween Thin Cuts ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere you can see the left and right sides

Trunk or Treat left ~ jeepers Creepers ~ Monsterous Creatures Thin Cuts ~ CatScrapbooking.comTrunk or Treat right ~ jeepers Creepers ~ Monsterous Creatures Thin Cuts ~ CatScrapbooking.comI love this fun paper and those adorable Monstrous Creatures.

Happy Crafting!

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September Stamp of the Month ~ Blessed Beyond Measure

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring September’s stamp of the month ~Blessed Beyond Measure (S1609) a set of 19.

SeptBadgeIf you are coming here from KRISTA HERSHBERGER’S Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ 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.  This month we have around 30 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

Blessed Beyond Measure - Sept 2016I really love the fall and this stamp set is so perfect for this time of year.  I made this card quickly and had fun using the different leaves and berries.

Blessed Beyond Measure ~ Rustic Home ~ Gratitude Card ~ Artbooking ~ CatScrapbooking.comFor this card I used the Rustic Home paper pack as it is perfect for those fall looks with the wood grain.  I used Goldrush, Kraft, Fern, Poppy and Black inks. I really am loving those new ribbons!!

If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of September and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

Your next stop is along this hop 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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Personal Layout Challenge ~ #33

I managed to get this layout completed before I left town but did not manage to get it posted.  Well I guess a day late is better than never, right?   Rustic Home ~ Emerald ~ Train layout ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is a fun layout using Rustic Home and the new Emerald color.  I also used the new Rustic Home ribbon which is so fun.  If you notice the ribbon on the left that is what it looks like when it comes to you but you can separate it and use the individual pieces to look like twine, see the smoke from the train and around the journaling.

Happy Crafting!

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