Archives for February 2014

March Scrapbook Workshop

I have completed the layout for March’s scrapbook workshop.  I will be changing things up a bit this month.  I typically have my monthly scrapbook workshops on the second Wednesday of every month. but since my husband will be traveling on that date I will need to change it this month.  As many of you may know juggling a two year old and getting him to bed while hosting a workshop just will not bode well for me.  Now maybe it may give my guest a good laugh watching me run around like crazy but I sort of want to enjoy their company 🙂 So I will be holding the scrapbook workshop on the same night as my card workshop, basically how I use to hold my classes. So mark your calendars for March 18th at 6:30 pm.

Here is the fun layout I created using the Ariana Paper pack:

Ariana Layout

This layout can be used for anything that make you happy.  I chose photos from our first visit to Riverside Park.  It was a beautiful day and made a great backdrop for some photos of my husband and I with our son.

Ariana Layout_with photos

If you are interested in coming to the workshop or would like to purchase this layout as a kit the cost is $10.  If you are planning on coming to the the workshop I will need to know by March 7th.

Happy Crafting!

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Artbooking Made Easy ~ Top Secret

This weeks Artbooking video features the keys on pages 42 and 43.  This video features a supper cute mini album and also shows you how you can also design a traditional 12×12 layout.

Happy Crafting!

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Base & Bling

Have you had an opportunity to see the new additions to the Base and Bling series?  I have to admit I was not completely won over when it first was launched in the last idea book. But with the addition of the pendents, chains, and charms; I am now a fan!  What I love is you can create your own designs in a matter of minutes.  It is really that easy.

Here is first necklace I designed.

Dragonfly necklace

To create this fun necklace I used a one inch square punch to the base paper which was from the Balloon Ride paper pack.  I then used the dragonfly form the Spring/Summer Petite perks stamp set. Applied a little liquid glass and placed the glass cover on top, how easy is that?????

Supplies used:

  • Balloon Ride Paper Pack X7180B
  • Faux Antiqued Silver Chain Z1940
  • Faux Antiqued Silver Square Pendants Z1962
  • Square Glass Cover Z1967
  • Dreamer Charms Z1955
  • Rhinestone Charms Z1978

I will be posting a couple other designs I did in the next few weeks so stay tuned!

Happy Crafting!

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ABC’s Blog Hop ~ D

ABC's Blog Hop

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter “D”. This may be the name

of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has

chosen as their “D” element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at LINDA’S BLOG ~ SCRAPPY THERAPY

If you came from  MICHELLE BATTITORI ~ Michelle’s Handmade World then you’re on the right track!

 For my letter “D” I decided to use the new dots embossing folder, discover and Dreamin’ paper pack (retired).  I am sure you may think there are so many embossing folders out there, what makes these Close to My Heart’s new embossing folders so special?  Well there are several reasons.

  1. The dots are larger than the ones I have seen which I love
  2. The folders themselves are 5 x 7 so it will fit all of your cardmaking neeeds
  3. And lastly you can emboss a full 4 1/4 inch by 12 inch paper!!!!! I can finally use larger embossed items in my scrapbook pages!!! This is because at the top of Close to My Heart’s embossing folders there is a slit which will allow you to reposition and keep embossing!
  4. You could get yours for FREE this month with the purchase of any two cardstock packs (Daisy, Colonial and Kraft are excluded) check here for more details

ABCs Blog Hop ~ D ~ Catscrapbooking.com

Here is a close up of the lower left corner to show the embossed paper.

ABCs Blog Hop ~ D_detail

Supplies used:

  1. Dot Embossing Folder Z1924
  2. Dreamin’ Paper pack (retired)
  3. Crystal Blue cardstock
  4. Colonial White cardstock
  5. Chocolate cardstock
  6. Eclectic Edges  stamp set (C1450 – retired)
  7. Stitched Together stamp set (C1464)
  8. Zoology stamp set (B1391 -retired)

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is JENNY GILBERT ~ JEN’S CREATIVE CLASSROOM and see what wonderful creation she has to show you.

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way 🙂

  1.  Linda Norman- Scrappy Therapy
  2.  Lauren Moore- CTMH Craftings
  3.  Michelle Battitori – Michelle’s Handmade World
  4.  Catherine Nowak ~ Catscrapbooking  <—– You are here
  5.  Jenny Gilbert – Jen’s Creative Classroom
  6.   Lisa Plummer – Flaunt Your Creativity
  7.  Cary Magnani – My Heart’s Design
  8.  Shalana Glass – Scrappin with Shalana
  9.  Pam Trostle – Pam’s Crafty Creations
  10.  Michele Pryor – Michele’s Ink It Stamp It
  11.  Sharon Chapman – PaperFiesta
  12.  Anita Autore – Cards and Coffee

Hey Foxy

I know I have said it several times but I really love this months stamp of the month.  I think the foxes are so adorable!  Make sure you order yours as this stamp set is only available until the end of this month. With any $50 qualifying purchase you can purchase this stamp set for only $5.

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Here is a birthday card I designed with the Wild about Love stamp set.

Wild about Love ~ Birthday ~ catscrapbooking.com

Supplies used:

  • Gypsy cardstock X5757
  • Gypsy ink Z2190
  • Daisy White cardstock 1385
  • Daisy White ink Z2163
  • Purple Glitter Gems Z1936
  • Sarita paper pack X7171B
  • Neutral Bakers Twine (retired)

Happy Crafting!

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Blowing Bubbles Isn’t Just for Kids

Are you one of those people who thinks blowing bubble is just for kids? I know I love bubbles and have enjoyed introducing them to my son.  Well did you know you can use them in your scrapbooking projects? A friend of mine sent me a photo on Instagram of this technique.  The timing could not have been better as I was planning a few scrapbook layouts at the time.  I was actually stumped on what I wanted to do for a layout of my son in the bath tub sporting a fauxhawk.  Now I had the perfect solution.

So I started playing around with the store bought bubble solutions we had and added a few drops of re-inker; then went to blowing bubble onto my white cardstock.  The problem was the bubble would not actually form or stay formed to land on the paper so it ended up looking like a big splatter of color with lots of little dots. So I decided to make my own bubble solution which worked fabulously.

Bubbles Recipe:

  • 1/4 cup of baby shampoo
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 3 tablespoons of light corn syrup

I then added a small amount of bubbles to a shallow bowl and added a few drops of re-inker.  For this project I used Pacifica, Honey and Topiary.

Bubbles layout_paper ~ catscrapbooking.com

Here is a close up

Bubbles layout_paper ~Catscrapbooking.com

I have been using Studio J to print my photos so I select my photos I want to use then use Studio J to print the photos to the appropriate size once I design the layout.  So I will design a bunch of layouts then print all the photos.  So This layout is all ready all I have to do is drop the photos in when they arrive.  Stay tuned as I will be posting more about how to do this.

Bubbles layout ~Catscrapbooking.com

I used the stitch guide to create the circles and some floss I have to add the hand stitching.

Happy Crafting!

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Artbooking Made Easy ~ Nursery Rhymes

This weeks Artbooking Made Easy video focuses on Nursery layout keys on page 84 and 85 in the booklet.  As with all of the keys in the Artbooking Cartridge they do not need to be limited to the theme of the keys just use your creativity to come up with wonderful artwork with this awesome cartridge.

Happy Crafting!

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Fox Fun

Today I am hosting a free crop and open house to celebrate the launch of the new Spring/Summer Idea Book.  It is going to be a great day to spend with friends.  I am excited to showcase all the new wonderful products in this idea book.  For all the wonderful ladies who signed up for the free crop I have a little treat for them.  Since I am sort of obsessed with foxes and it is the feature of this months stamp of the month I decided to create these cute treat holders.

Fox treats

I hope everyone likes them…. It will be a fun day.

Happy Crafting!

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Happy Valentines Day!!!

I want to wish everyone a Happy Valentines Day!! What better way to celebrate Valentines then with an adorable card made with this months stamp of the month~ Wild About Love.

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Here is a cute valentine card but it could be used anytime.

Wild about Love ~ valentine

For this card I used the following product:

  • Hollyhock cardstock 1246
  • Cotton Candy cardstock X5760
  • Ruby cardstock  X5927
  • Hollyhock Ink Z2128
  • Ruby Ink Z2170
  • Black Ink Z2105
  • Pink Glitter Gems Z1807
  • Harvest Assortment Bakers Twine Z1751
  • Wild About Love S1402

Be sure to place an order this month so you don’t miss out on this adorable stamp set, just click HERE

Happy Crafting!

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Embossing Folders

I am sure by now you have heard about the great deal Close to My Heart if offering this month ~ a FREE embossing folder (a $8.95 value) for every 2 packs of bulk single color or combo cardstock you purchase. (Paper Fundamentals, White Daisy, Colonial White, and kraft cardstock packs do not count toward a qualifying purchase). Pick from our 5 new embossing folder designs—dot, chevron, quatrefoil, damask, or stripe—with your qualifying order. Every 2 packs of cardstock you purchase qualify you for an additional embossing folder. Make sure you act fast—designs are available only while supplies last!

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Be sure to check put this wonderful video that provides you with some great tips about using Close to My Heart cardstock and these new embossing folders.  I highly recommend checking it out.

Happy Crafting!

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