Archives for January 2014

Countdown to Spring/Sumer Idea Book~10

I will be counting down the last 10 days until the new Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book is released.  Over these next few days I will showing you some of the new items which are in the new idea book in some new designs.  Before I jump in be sure to you check out the items which are retiring here. You don’t want to miss getting these items before the are no longer available on Feb 1st.

Okay…. The first item I am going to show you is a card I made using the Skylark paper pack X7177B and the Believe in Yourself stamp set C1574.

Skylark Paper PackBelieve in Yourself

Here is my card…

Skylark Card - Swap

I used Colonial White and Kraft cardstock.  The bird is stamped using Desert Sand ink on Colonial white which I randomed stamped with the small bird and the flourish in second generation Bamboo ink.  This gives you the a subtle pattern to you paper.  I added a small band with the Skylark textiles Z1970 and used Sparkles Brown and Tan Z1753.

Skylark Textiles

Don’t you just love these textiles?  In a couple days I will show you another project which features them.  Be sure you check back tomorrow….

Happy Crafting!

Cat Signature 1

 

Grocery List

Seeing all the cool chalkboard ideas out there, like painting a wall in your house so the kids can draw, to using it on wine glasses to write your name on it and the list goes on.   I have been wanting to do something using a chalkboard paint and I finally decided I would make my grocery list board a chalk board.  So I went to my local craft store and found a wooden plaque (got to use my 40% off coupon) which I spray painted with chalkboard paint.  I then used my Silhouette to cut vinyl for the title.  I was searching for a chalkboard type font and decided on Vintage One as it would not bee too detailed for vinyl but give the look of chalkboard art.

Here is my finished product…

chalkboard_01 20 14_3740_edited-2

This is something which was really easy to do and I am so excited the way it turned out.

Remember to be checking my blog over the next 10 days as I will be showcasing artwork using the new products in the Spring/Summer Idea Book.

Happy Crafting!

Cat Signature 1

Artbooking Made Easy ~ Love, Love, Love

This weeks Artbooking Made Easy video shows you how to make two

great mini albums using the love keys on p48 & 49 in the Artbooking

Cartridge.  But there is also a some great tips and demonstration on

using the hombre technique and making really cool ink droplets.

The mini albums are 8 x 3 1/2 inches.   Be sure to check it out…

Stay tuned as starting tomorrow I will be doing a countdown to the new idea book and posting several of the new items in a couple of different projects.

Happy Crafting!

Cat Signature 1

Proplayer Box Card

Have you seen the cool pop-up box cards yet?  I found the tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers and knew I needed to crate one of these.  With my husband’s birthday approaching next week I needed a unique card and this would be perfect.   So I needed to come up with a unique design…. my husband is a musician and has started playing drums and the guitar again.  So I used that idea as my base.

Here is the final result:

Proplayer Pop up card

The base of the card is Whisper cardstock.  I used Proplayer to decorate the sides of the box and for one of the layers on each of the guitars. I also used Slate, Black, Desert Sand and Pacifica cardstock.    The instruments are from the Musical Instrument Cricut cartridge.  I used the Chantilly Card workshop stamp set (retired) for the Happy Birthday.  The Dude you rock is a Technique Tuesday stamp set.   The embellishments used are Opaque Licorice Adhesive gems and Slate Striped Twist Ties.

Here is a close up of the front flap:

Proplayer Pop up card_close up

I am excited to give this card to him as I think he will really enjoy it.   Stay tuned as I will be showcasing another box card in my count down to the new catalog which will feature new product…..

Happy Crafting!

Cat Signature 1

 

Thank You’s Go to the Dogs

I love to do custom cards for people and organizations.  I was asked to design some special thank you cards for a Washington Alaskan Malamute Adoption League.  I was excited and jumped right in and was able to design them very quickly. Here are my designs.

Wamal Thank you cards_Running mal

I only chose to do grey/white and black/white malamutes as it worked better with the greys I used for the background.  I designed the malamute cut out with my Silhouette.  To give the cardstock texture and design, I chose to use two embossing folders.

Wamal Thank you cards_Paw Print

I was able to use Victory paper with Chocolate and Desert Sand cardstock.

I hope the donors will be pleased with their custom cards.

Happy Crafting!

Cat Signature 1

Janurary Card Workshop

If you are in the Spokane area I am offering my card workshop January 21st at 6:30 pm.  The cost is $6 and you can crate these four cards.   If you place an order that night for $15 or more before tax and shipping then the workshop is on me.  Here are the cards you can create:

Polar Bears Winter Cheer

This card you will be learning to use dryer sheet to add texture and as a base to hold fine glitter.

Valentines Day Hearts

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner you can create a special valentine for that special someone.

Masking ~ Thanks

When creating this card you will learn how to use an overlay as a mask to add color to a card.

The last card is using washi tape and you will get to choose between the blue or the purple.

Blue-Green Washi ~ Cloud Nine Thanks   Purple-Grey Washi ~ Cloud Nine Thanks

Please let me know if you wish to join me by January 19th.

Happy Crafting!

Cat Signature 1

Artbooking Made Easy ~ Love is in the Air

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner it is time to start thinking

about those valentine layouts.  If you are looking for some inspirations

then look no further than this great video which showcased the you and

me theme keys on page 58 & 59 of the Artbooking Cartridge.  I am looking

forward to crating my own Valentine’s Day layout.

Happy Crafting!

Cat Signature 1

Stampers with Attitude ~ Washi Tape

Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop!

The Stampers with an Attitude are excited to show artwork with Close to My Heart Washi tape plus our stamp sets, so here we go.  If you have just come from  DENISE ELLIOTT ~ http://inspiredbyd.blogspot.com, then you are in the right spot!

Washi tape can be used for so many things.  It can be used as accent or to cover just about anything.   I was trying to find a way to use washi tape in my project which was different from what I have done before, so I of course turned to Pinterest for ideas.   How about using washi tape to make flowers? This would be perfect!!!

So how do you make a flower using washi tape?  Start by taking a 2 inch circle and then hand cut it so it is coiled.  Don’t worry if the it is irregular as this will make you flower have more definition.  Then using your washi tape wrap alternating pieces until all the surfaces are covered.   For this project I used the Ruby Chevron Washi Z1933, Slate Polka-Dot Washi Z1817, and Silver Geometric Washi Tapes Z1932.

Washi Tape Flowers_1

You will then start with the smallest end and roll it to form a flower.   Using a strong adhesive like Liquid Glass to secure the flower to the center of what was the circle.  This is what the flowers will look like.

Washi Tape Flowers

Then these flowers can be used for any number of projects.  I decided to design some cards.

Washi Flowers ~ Happy Birthday

For this card I used the Babycakes and Proplayer paper packs.  The Happy Birthday is from the Holiday Tags stamp set D1560.

With the wonderful Cloud Nine promotion going on right now I was inspired to create this card.

Washi Flower ~ Cloud Nine

For this card I used the Love This B1432 and the Cloud Nine stamp sets.   For the washi flower I used the Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Z1850, Gold Polka-Dot Washi Z1920 and Honey Triangle Washi Tapes Z1931.

The next blogger on the hop is JEN PATRICK~ http://roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com be sure to check out her wonderful creation.

January Stampers With an Attitude Washi Tape Plus a Stamp Artwork Blog Hop List

  1. Hilary Reynolds~ https://stampcraftyreader.blogspot.com
  2. Melinda Everitt ~ http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com
  3. Becky McClain ~ http://beckysstudio-cards.blogspot.com
  4. Sheila Bennett ~ http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com
  5. Di Crawford ~ http://scrapwithdi.blogspot.com
  6. Pamela O’Connor ~ http://reflectionsofmyartandsoul.com/blog
  7. LaJeania Hicks ~ http://scraptilyoudrop.blogspot.com
  8. Denise Elliott ~ http://inspiredbyd.blogspot.com
  9. Catherine Nowak ~ http://catscrapbooking.com          YOU ARE HERE
  10. Jen Patrick~ http://roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com
  11. Barbi Kelley ~ http://barbispapercreations.blogspot.com

Washi Thanks

As I promised there are some other washi design cards.  I wanted to show case the cute stamp set which is being offered by Close to My Heart to celebrate National Papercrafting.  The kit is adorable and has this AWESOME stamp set.

Cloud Nine D1595

Here are the cards I created using washi tape and the Thanks sentiment.

Blue-Green Washi ~ Cloud Nine Thanks

Purple-Grey Washi ~ Cloud Nine Thanks

If you like these cards they will be part of my Card Workshop this month and you can choose whether you want to do the purple or the blue card.

Make sure you don’t miss out on the Cloud Nine Card Kit which is only $15 with any qualifying $35 order.  With this kit you get three of the new products from the Spring/Summer Idea Book, Teal Shimmer Trim Tape, Triangle Durables and the Gold Polka Dot Washi tape.  Here is what is included:

  • My Acrylix Cloud Nine Stamp Set
  • Cloud Nine B&T Duos Paper
  • Lagoon Cardstock
  • Honey Cardstock
  • 9″x9 1/2″ Daisy White Die Cuts
  • Gold Polka Dot Washi Tape
  • Teal Shimmer Trim
  • Durables Triangle Studs
  • 10 card bases & envelopes
  • Instructional brochures

Be sure to check back tomorrow evening to see the Stampers with Attitude Washi and Stamp Set Blog hop for more creations with washi tape!

Happy Crafting!

Cat Signature 1

Kids Say the Darndest Things…

I am participating in a blog hop this Sunday evening that will be highlighting washi tape so I have been a washi mad woman.  I have designed several projects using washi tape which I will feature here on my blog over the next few days.  By now every one has heard of washi tape and perhaps you have a few (dozen) rolls.  If you are like me you have fallen in love with all the cool colors and patterns so you just had to have it … am I right?  Now that you have them what exactly do you do with them?  Well the wonderful thing is there are many uses and can be incorporated into all you scrapbooking, card making and crafts.  I will show you a few thing over the next couple of days.

Today I will show you a layout that I designed using the Ruby Chevron Washi tape and the Slate Polka-Dot Washi tape from Close to My Heart.

Kids say the ... Layout

For this layout I used the Proplayer Paper pack along with Ruby, Whisper and Daisy White Cardstock.  I have been having a lot of fun with my Cricut and used the Artbooking cartridge to cut the overlay, note paper, photo frame and number.  I did use my Silhouette to cut the title.

Be sure to check back as there will be more designs using washi tape soon.

Happy Crafting!

Cat Signature 1

&
%d bloggers like this: