CTMH Technique Blog Hop ~ Crazy for Complements

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are featuring Complements!!   If you just hopped onto my blog or arrived from ANNEMARIE JULIAN’S Blog then you are in the right place.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork.

I have been working on my 2017 calendar (yes I know we are half way into January) Well I finished it last weekend and just got it back from being bound.  I am so happy the way it turned out.  Using complements made embellishing my calendar a snap.  Here are a couple months to show you.

This page I use the School K-6 Complements.

For May I also used the School K-6 Complements.

For October I used the School K-6 Complements and My Boy Complements.

Now hop on over to TERRIE SHORTSLEEVE’S Blog and see what she has created for you today.  If you get lost along here is the full list of participants.

Catherine Nowak ~ You are Here

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Seasonal Expressions 1 ~ New Product Blog Hop

I decided to play with the ADORABLE Sugar Rush Paper pack and the cute Sugar Rush Washi tape.  I also love these adorable thin cuts and coordinating stamp set – Sugar Rush Card Making Bundle.

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Color Dare #225 ~ Colonial White, Fern, Pomegranate, Champagne and Cashmere

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #225 we are challenging you to combine COLONIAL WHITE, FERN, POMEGRANATE, CHAMPAGNE, and CASHMERE.  

My first thought was to do something with flowers but then I realized I would need a bunch of thank you notes for the new year for my Wildtree business.  So I decided to design something I could use as for that.

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 #225 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday December 15, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Adore You

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring January’s stamp of the month ~Adore You (S1701) a set of 12.

If you are coming here from WENDY KESSLER’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 20 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I have been planning to design my family calendar but time has not been my friend these last few months. So needless to say I am running behind and have only completed the first 6 months. The good news is I have started and will have it done this week (I hope :-)). While I was working on it I decided to incorporate this months stamp set on April as I felt the colors would be perfect for flowers.

One thing I do when I make my calendar is I use a photo from that month the year before.  Well I forgot that it snowed for Easter last year in April so maybe I should have done snowflakes instead of flowers…. The colors still work and I am hoping for a more traditional spring day for this year’s Easter.

For the April calendar page I used the Enchantment Paper Pack and for this layout the colors are Poppy and Fern. I used my Black Archival ink to stamp the Adore You flowers.  I used Poppy ink with the Bistro Script Stamp Set.  The hearts are stamped in fern using the Way to Go Stamp Set.  I used the PML – Tabbed Journaling Cards to mat the photo.  Then it was put into a 6 X 12 Memory Protector Flip Flap.

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 January and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

Your next stop is along this hop is GINA BRANDSTETTER’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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Merry Christmas!

I hope you are enjoying you holiday season!  I know this has been a busy holiday for me and I have not been able to get into my craft room as much as I want.  In fact it has been way less than I have hoped.  The new year is around the corner and I hope to make a few changes there.

I have one final gift card holder to share with you.

If you missed my last couple of post I have showcased a couple of gift card holders. This one is my favorite. It features the poinsettia from the new Flower Market Cartridge.  I paired it with Rustic Home paper pack.

Merry Christmas and Happy Crafting!

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Everything ABC’s Blog Hop ~ Letter Z

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

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

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from JODI BREWSTER’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 “Z” is another one of those difficult letters.  Thankfully CTMH has these wonderful things called ZIPSTRIPS on the top of all of our pattern papers.  It just worked out beautifully as I needed to make gift card holders and the ZIPSTRIPS work as the band. Take a look….

abcs-z-zipstrip-snowman-gift-card-holder-catscrapbooking-comHere is the gift card holder when you remove the band.

gift-card-holder-catscrapbooking-comI used the one of the glacier papers from the Whimsy Fundamentals and added the Zipstrip from City Sidewalks Paper pack.  I also just love this snowman and the coordinating thin cuts from Cozy Christmas.

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

Here is the full list of participants:

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CTMH Technique Blog Hop ~ Thrilled for Thin Cuts

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

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This month we are featuring Thin Cuts!!  I love these metal dies!!!  They make stamping and cutting unique shapes a breeze.  If you just hopped onto my blog or arrived from MICHELLE LONCAR’S Blog then you are in the right place.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork.

I needed to make something fun for the gift cards for my nieces and nephews.  So why not create something fun. Here is what I came up with.

gift-card-holder-wonderland-wishes-city-sidewalks-catscrapbooking-comFor this one I used the City Sidewalks paper pack and the Woodland Wishes Thin Cut Bundle.  I used the Sea Glass Glitter paper to make the band and Glacier cardstock for the snowflakes which I embossed in White.

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With this gift card holder I used the Rustic Home Fundamental Papers and Cozy Christmas Thin Cut Bundle. I added some sparkle with the Red Shimmer trim as the band.

Now hop on over to TAMMY LUBICK’S Blog and see what she has created for you today.  If you get lost along here is the full list of participants.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #223 ~ Oh Deer Paper Pack

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #223 we are challenging you to combine WHITE DASIY, WHISPER, SLATE, JUNIPER, FERN, DESERT SAND, COLONIAL WHITE, COCOA, BAMBOO, and SEAGLASSIn case this list of color seems challengging this is just the Oh Deer Paper Pack!

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I decided to combine the Oh Deer Paper Pack with this months stamp of the month, Thoughtful Flowers.

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Please note Color My Heart is looking for a new design team member.  Please check the Color Dare blog for details.  The term will run from January 2017 to June 2017.

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 #223 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday December 15, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Everything ABC’s Blog Hop ~ Letter Y

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

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

So for my “Y” I chose Yuletide which is an archaic term for Christmas. So I went with a Christmas card.  I have been wanting to use the Wreath Thin Cut so I thought this would be the prefect opportunity.

abcs-y-yuletide-wreath-christmas-cheer-catscrapbooking-comI wanted the wreath to pop a bit more so I tried rolling the stamp in Fern and New England Ivy before I stamped it.  It looked good but I wanted more color so I decided to color my leaves!

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

Here is the full list of participants:

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December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Thoughtful Flowers

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring December’s stamp of the month ~Thoughtful Flowers (S1612) a set of 14.

dec2016badgeIf you are coming here from MELISSA ROBINSON’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.

thoughtful-flowers-dec-2016I love these flowers and the fact they lend themselves so well to being colored.  I started by just stamping a lot of the flowers on Watercolor paper then decided which ones I wanted to use.  I chose the big flower in the lower corner then started painting.

thoughtful-flowers-december-sotm-catscrapbooking-comI chose one of the vases form Flower Market and cut it in Gold Glitter Paper.  Then cut a banner from Artistry.  The background paper is Whimsy Fundamentals.  Here is the same card but I added the Glaicier twine bow – not sure which one I like better….

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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 MELINDA EVERITT’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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