Archives for June 2014

Time is running out for June’s SOTM

If you have not seen this month’s adorable July 4th celebration stamp set be sure to take a good look now.

Kaboom - July SOTM

Isn’t this an awesome stamp set??  It can be used for layouts, cards or any other paper craft you can think of.  You can purchase this stamp set for only $5 with any qualifying $50 purchase.  You can also take advantage of the Celebrate 30 promotions too.  Here is a card I created using this stamp set.

July SOTM -Kaboom ~catscrapbooking.comSupplies used to create this card:

  • Cardstock~ Kraft, Daisy White, and Indian Corn Blue
  • Paper Packs ~ Jubilee
  • Inks ~ Ruby, Indian Corn Blue, and Honey
  • Stamp Set ~ Kaboom S1406
  • Embellishments ~ Blue Epoxy Bubbles and Bakers Twine (from my stash)

Happy Crafting!

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Spring time on the Farm

Here is a fun layout of our trip to the Spokane Family Farm.   I designed using several different paper packs.  I really like the way so many of the paper packs can actually work together.  For this layout I combined Jubilee as the main paper pack with the fundamentals paper pack, Timberline and Skylark.

Jubilee layout ~ catscrapbooking.com

  • Cardstock ~ Indian Corn Blue, Colonial White and Topiary
  • Paper Packs ~ Jubilee, Timberline, Skylark and Fundamentals
  • Embelishments ~ Green and Blue Epoxy Bubbles and Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon

Happy Crafting!

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Getting Ready for Convention

Words cannot begin to explain my excitement for this week.  I have been wanting to attend the CTMH convention since becoming a consultant in 2012.  The first year I joined I was not aware there was a convention until I started seeing consultants talk about it on Facebook.  Last year I wanted to go but was not really sure what we would do with our son since we don’t have any family local and my husband would need to work.  This fall I talked to my husband and we agreed I would go to this convention and we would have he parents come up to help.  So here we are …. My in-laws are here and I leave for Disneyland in two days!!!!  I have never been to Disneyland, since I grew up in the south we vacationed in Florida so I got to go to Disney World two times but that was 35 plus years ago.  I am a big kid at heart and always have been so I can’t wait.

So I learned over the past two years that convention goers make cards to swap and gifts for their roommates.  I completed my roommate gifts a while ago and I was trying to decide on my swap cards.  I choose Lollydoodle as it is so bright and happy.  I decided to do the hexagon flower design as my swap card.  I spoke with another consultant who has been to convention before to learn how many cards to make.  She suggested 150 – wow that is a lot of cards. I ended up making 120 which was still a ton.

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I will remember for next time that the cards I make will not have as many little pieces that need to be scored.  Each card has six hexagons which each needed to be scored.  This photo is only enough to complete 25 flowers.  I has to score 720 hexagons – but I did it!

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I used Cotton Candy as the base hexagon.  I used Whisper cardstock which I embossed with the dots folder.  Close to My Heart no longer carries brads so I picked some up a local craft store.

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Here is the final card.  I used Joyful Birthday B1419 for the sentiment and used Cotton Candy ink.

I hope to make some great trades and meet some wonderful women.

Happy Crafting!

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ABC’s Blog Hop ~ M

ABC's Blog Hop

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter “M”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “M” 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 LINDA’S BLOG ~ SCRAPPY THERAPY then you’re on the right track!

For my “M” element I am using a mask to design my own pattern paper.  I have has these Tattered Angels Glimmer Screens since 2010; however, I have never used them until now.  Yes I will admit I am a hoarder of sorts when it comes to scrapbooking supplies.  Isn’t that the way things are done :-).  Well it is the way I do things – I see something cool  so I purchase it, then tuck it away and forget to use it.  Well I recently did a major clean out and found them so I decided it was time to try them out.  So Mask was my primary “M” element but I also used Mirror as I used the mirror image.

I used the Close to My Heart Spray Pins and added some water, Pearl Paint and Sweat Leaf Re-Inker.   I laid the Glimmer Screen on my white cardstock and spritz.  Once I had the desired saturation I laid another piece of white cardstock over the Glimmer Screen and rubbed gently.  This top piece of paper took up the over-spray which was on the Glimmer Screen which resulted in the mirror image of the ink covering the Glimmer Screen.

Masking Technique_4466bIn this photo you see the cardstock I laid on top of the screen on the left, the cardstock which was spritz with the spray pin with the screen in place in the middle ans on the right you can make out the Glimmer screen.

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I then added a couple of flowers I cut using my silhouette with the Chantilly paper pack.  For the Sweet Leaf card base I used the lighter patten paper with Blush cardstock and for the Cotton Candy card base I used Cotton candy with the darker pink pattern paper to crate the flowers.  For the center of the flowers I used some brads from Micheal’s but added our Pink Glitter Gems as well as using them for interest on the the card.  The sentiment is from For Every Occasions D1184 which has been retired.

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is MARLOES AYSNELY ~ PapercraftswitheMarloes  hop on over and see what creation she has designed.

In case you get lost along the way…go to Scrappy Therapy  for a complete list of participants!

Happy Crafting!

Robots

I needed to design a card for one of my son’s friends birthday party.  The theme of the party was robots and I thought it would be a good time to use my Outta This World stamp set. I really liked the way it turned out that I made one to send to my nephew just to say hello.  Here is how it turned out.

Robot Card ~ catscrapbooking.com

For this card I used Silhouette Printable Silver Foil and a gear embossing folder to create the background.  To cut the two large gears I using my Artiste Cricut cartridge. To create the multicolor stamp effect I used  a Q-tip and my pigment ink pads to apply the ink.  The advantage to using the pigment ink pads is they stay wet longer so you have time to apply the color to all areas.

Happy Crafting!

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Retiring items

Wow can you believe it that time again when items will start to be retiring form the current idea book??? Well it is here…. I am posting the items which will be retiring and will be on a while supplies last basis, but once July 31 rolls around they will be gone. I do want to point out a couple of things

1) all the paper packs will be retiring with Spring/Summer Idea Book – that is right the new idea book will have all new papers

2) A couple of the stamp colors are being retired – Blush, Sky, Twilight, Creme Brulee and Buttercup

3) Only a few stamp sets are being retired

Here is the complete list:

Item  #                                                                          Description

Z1789                                       Chalkboard  12″  x  12″  Sheet,  Adhesive-­‐backed
Z1832                                       Spinner
Z1843                                       Irresistibles™  Frames
Z1844                                       Color-­‐Ready  Trinkets  Wooden  Shapes
Z1858                                       Irresistibles™  Hexagons
Z1863                                       Color-­‐Ready  Midtown  Cork  Shapes
X7170C                                    Laughing  Lola  Complements  Dimensional  Elements
X7171C                                    Sarita  My  Stickease®  Assortment
X7172C                                    ProPlayer  My  Stickease®  Assortment
X7173C                                    Babycakes  Complements  Canvas  Shapes
X7177C                                    Skylark  Dimensional  Elements  Complements
X7178C                                    Ivy  Lane  My  Stickease®  Assortment
X7179C                                    Ariana  Dimensional  Elements  Complements
X7180C                                    Balloon  Ride  Dimensional  Elements  Complements
X7181C                                    Jubilee  Dimensional  Elements  Complements
X7182C                                    Timberline  My  Stickease®  Assortment
X7183C                                    Lollydoodle  My  Stickease®  Assortment
Z1039                                       Create  A  Shade  Pearl  Paint
Z1825                                       Keyboard  Kraft  Alphabet
Z1835                                       Tiny  Type  Epoxy  Alphabet
Z1961                                       Marquee  Enamel  Shapes–White
Z1891                                       Base  &  Bling  Teal  Jewels
Z1892                                       Base  &  Bling  Black  Jewels
Z1893                                       Base  &  Bling  Red  Jewels
Z1894                                       Base  &  Bling  Pink  Jewels
Z1895                                       Base  &  Bling  Purple  Jewels
Z1854                                       Laughing  Lola  Assortment
Z1869                                       Babycakes  Assortment
Z1873                                       Sarita  Assortment
Z1879                                       ProPlayer  Assortment
Z3000                                       Skylark  Assortment
Z3001                                       Ivy  Lane  Assortment
Z3002                                       Ariana  Assortment
Z3003                                       Balloon  Ride  Assortment
Z3004                                       Jubilee  Assortment
Z3005                                       Timberline  Assortment
Z3006                                       Lollydoodle  Assortment
Z1837                                       Mini-­‐Medley  Accents  Wooden  Collection
Z1702                                       Baker’s  Twine  Paradise  Assortment
Z1751                                       Harvest  Baker’s  Twine
Z1760                                       Burlap  Ribbon
Z1808                                       Outdoor  Denim  Chevron  Ribbon
Z1817                                       Slate  Polka-­‐Dot  Washi  Tape
Z1826                                       Hollyhock  Zipper  Lace
Z1846                                       Ruby  Chevron  Ribbon
Z1850                                       Lagoon  Houndstooth  Washi  Tape
Z1867                                       Jute  Ribbon
Z1917                                       Lagoon  Zipper  Lace
Z1930                                       Chocolate  Woodgrain  Washi  Tape
Z1343                                       12  x  12  Post  Bound  Album-­‐  Cranberry
Z1344                                       12  x  12  Post  Bound  Album-­‐  Hollyhock
Z1345                                       12  x  12  Post  Bound  Album-­‐  Black
Z1348                                       WIP  12×12  Album-­‐  Chocolate
Z1911                                       Designed  Décor  Frame  Kit
Z1874                                       Base  &  Bling  Necklace
Z1875                                       Base  &  Bling  Cuff
Z1876                                       Base  &  Bling  Hair  Clips
Z1877                                       Base  &  Bling  Rings
Z1878                                       Base  &  Bling  Headband
Z1195                                       My  Creations  Memory  Showcase  6×6
Z1647                                       My  Creations®  Card  Box
Z1797                                       My  Creations®  Bracket  Frame
Z1868                                       My  Creations®  Kraft  Ring  Box
Z1870                                       My  Creations®  Kraft  Pocket  Album
X1404                                       TrueFitFolios(5)
Z1820                                       For  Always  Textiles
Z1885                                       Sarita  Textiles
Z1970                                       Skylark  Textiles
Z1971                                       Jubilee  Textiles
Z1801                                       Alcohol  Blending  Marker
Z2400                                       Marker  Set:  Twilight
Z2401                                       Marker  Set:  Crystal  Blue
Z2402                                       Marker  Set:  Sky
Z2403                                       Marker  Set:  Juniper
Z2404                                       Marker  Set:  Sweet  Leaf
Z2405                                       Marker  Set:  Buttercup
Z2406                                       Marker  Set:  Creme  Brulee
Z2407                                       Marker  Set:  Sorbet
Z2408                                       Marker  Set:  Blush
Z2409                                       Marker  Set:  Smoothie
Z2410                                       Marker  Set:  Gypsy
Z2411                                       Marker  Set:  Pacifica
Z2412                                       Marker  Set:  Lagoon
Z2413                                       Marker  Set:  Topiary
Z2414                                       Marker  Set:  Pear
Z2415                                       Marker  Set:  Honey
Z2416                                       Marker  Set:  Sunset
Z2417                                       Marker  Set:  Cotton  Candy
Z2418                                       Marker  Set:  Hollyhock
Z2419                                       Marker  Set:  Cranberry
Z2420                                       Marker  Set:  Smokey  Plum
Z2421                                       Marker  Set:  Outdoor  Denim
Z2422                                       Marker  Set:  Indian  Corn  Blue
Z2423                                       Marker  Set:  Ponderosa  Pine
Z2424                                       Marker  Set:  New  England  Ivy
Z2425                                       Marker  Set:  Olive
Z2426                                       Marker  Set:  Goldrush
Z2427                                       Marker  Set:  Autumn  Terracotta
Z2428                                       Marker  Set:  Barn  Red
Z2429                                       Marker  Set:  Ruby
Z2430                                       Marker  Set:  Black
Z2431                                       Marker  Set:  Slate
Z2432                                       Marker  Set:  Whisper
Z2206                                       Reinker  Blush
Z2210                                       Reinker  Buttercup
Z2260                                       Reinker  Twilight
Z2267                                       Reinker  Crème  Brulee
Z2294                                       Reinker  Sky
Z2106                                       Stamp  Pad  Blush
Z2110                                       Stamp  Pad  .Buttercup
Z2160                                       Stamp  Pad  Twilight
Z2167                                       Stamp  Pad  Crème  Brulee
Z2194                                       Stamp  Pad  Sky
Z2500                                       Whimsy  Mini  Pigment  Set
Z4133                                       Marker  Tower
1271                                          Cardstock12x12Buttercup
X5640                                       Cardstock12x12Blush
X5666                                       Cardstock12x12Twilight
X5754                                       Cardstock12x12CremeBrulee
X5761                                       Cardstock  12×12  Sky
X5936                                       Whimsy  Cardstock  Combo
X7170B                                    Laughing  Lola  Paper  Packet
X7171B                                    Sarita  Paper  Packet
X7172B                                    ProPlayer  Paper  Packet
X7173B                                    Babycakes  Paper  Packet
X7177B                                    Skylark  Paper  Packet
X7178B                                    Ivy  Lane  Paper  Packet
X7179B                                    Ariana  Paper  Packet
X7180B                                    Balloon  Ride  Paper  Packet
X7181B                                    Jubilee  Paper  Packet
X7182B                                    Timberline  Paper  Packet
X7183B                                    Lollydoodle  Paper  Packet
1514                                          Tombow  Adhesive
1515                                          Tombow  Adhesive  Refill
Z1311                                        Circle  Punch  1  1/4
Z338                                          Euro  Personal  Paper  Trimmer
Z1114                                       Piercing  Tool  Kit
A1130                                       Quick  Cards-­‐Bountiful  Season
A1143                                       Teddy  Bear  Birthday
A1144                                       Birthday  Cheer
A1145                                       Flowering  Thanks
A1158                                       Doodle  Signs
A1160                                       This  Is  Good
B1407                                       School  Is  Here
B1411                                       Greek  Alphabet
B1425                                       Stitched  with  Love
B1426                                       Pick  a  Posy
B1446                                       Some  Bunny
B1447                                       A  Mother’s  Love
B1448                                       My  Hero
B1451                                       Enjoy  the  Little  Things
C1473                                       Remarkable  Wreath
C1510                                       Merry  &  Bright
C1524                                       Words  of  Comfort
C1555                                       Count  Your  Blessings
C1563                                       Cityscape
C1572                                       On  Holiday  (Australia  Only)
D1483                                       Glory  To  God
D1514                                       Just  a  Number
D1551                                       Swirls  Around
D1557                                       Candyland
D1564                                       Maximum  Power
D1583                                       Unicorn  Dreams

Be sure you don’t miss out on these products go to my website now and order them now!

Happy Crafting!

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Stampers with Attitude Summer Time

Welcome to the Stampers with Attitude Summer Time Blog Hop. This month the Stampers with Attitude are going to showcase some Summer Time creations.

If you just arrived from DI CRAWFORD then you are on the right track.

For my Summer Time theme I am going to show case a layout using Balloon Ride.  This was the layout I designed for my monthly workshop.

Balloon Ride page kit

Here it is with my photos plus a little additional bling:

Balloon Ride Layout_4426

Supplies used for this project:

  • Balloon Ride Paper Pack
  • Bronze Shimmer Trim
  • Brads (retired CTMH)
  • Brown and Tan Sparkle Assortment
  • Quatrefoil Embossing Folder

Your next stop on this hop is MELISSA ROBINSON, be sure to check out what wonderful creation she has designed.

Here is the entire list of participants in case you get lost:

  1. Denise Elliott ~ www.inspiredbyd.blogspot.com
  2. Melinda Everitt ~ http://www.ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/
  3. Fawn Carriker ~ http://photofunwithFawn.wordpress.com
  4. Sheila Bennett ~ http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com
  5. Hilary Reynolds ~ http://stampcraftyreader.blogspot.com/
  6. Barbi Kelley ~ http://barbispapercreations.blogspot.com/
  7. Jen Patrick~ http://roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com/
  8. Jaime Llewellyn ~ http://jaimellewellyn.blogspot.com
  9. Kat Ancheta- http://creat-w-kat.com
  10. Di Crawford ~ http://scrapwithdi.blogspot.com/
  11. Catherine Nowak ~ http://catscrapbooking.com/
  12. Melissa Robinson ~ http://mlisrobinson.blogspot.com

Guest Designer for Color My Heart

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I cannot begin to explain how excited I am to be a Guest Designer for Color Dare!!! I had seen this blog a while a go and had been wanting to start participating.  Several weeks ago I started and it was so much fun I needed to do it again and again….  I highly recommend giving Color My Heart’s Color Dare a try, their color combinations usually inspire me to to create something fun.

This week the color challenge  #98 is Buttercup and Indian Corn Blue.  Here is the card I created.

Color Dare #98 ~ Catscrapbooking.com

 

It was fun to make this flower using fabric.  I cut a 1″ by  ” strip of fabric.  I pulled some of the strands to make the frayed look.  I then took a needle and used a running stitch on the opposite side of the fray.  I then pulled the thread so the fabric gathered and then sewed it to the other side, resulting in a rosette style flower.

For this card I used the following products:

  • Paper Pack ~Jubilee
  • Cardstock ~ Indian Corn Blue, Buttercup and Colonial White
  • Embellishments ~ Chantilly Fabrics, Opaque flourish, Blue Buttons, yellow bakers twine
  • Stamp Set ~ Artiste Collection Word Balloons

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #97

For this weeks Color My Heart’s Color Dare the colors are Outdoor Denim, Honey, Olive and New England Ivy.

color dare #97

These are very masculine colors to me and though it would work well with the My Hero ~ Hostess Exclusive stamp set.  My father-in-law is a retired Airforce pilot so I could make a great card for him.

Color Dare #97 ~ Catscrapbooking.com

To achieve the multi-color stamped look I used the pigment inks in New England Ivy, Outdoor Denim and Honey.  I used a dauber to apply the ink to the areas of the stamp so It would look this way.

Products used for this card:

  • Cardstock ~ Colonial White, New England Ivy
  • Paper Pack ~ Victory
  • Inks ~ New England Ivy, Outdoor Denim, Honey and Olive
  • Embelishments ~ Bakers Twine, Square Durables
  • Stamp Set ~ My Hero B1448
  • Embossing Folder ~ Cheveron

Happy Crafting!

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ABC’s Blog Hop ~ L

ABC's Blog Hop

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter “L”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “L” 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 LAUREN MOORE ~ CTMH Craftings then you’re on the right track!

For this weeks letter “L” I am using the Lollydoodle paper pack.  I know I have said this several times but this paper pack surprised the heck out of me.  I guess I may becoming a pink gal after all.  I have never really been a pink fan and up until a couple years ago, I don’t recall owning anything pink.  I am a purple and blue kind of girl.  But I actually fell in love with this paper pack.

I first saw this project on Annette Green’s blog about a year ago.  I have been wanting to make these but never got around to it. Well I decided it was time to give it a try.  I hosted a MOMS Club Crafty Chicks were I taught members how to make these.  It was a big hit.  I then got a little carried away with them and designed a few extra. I designed some with another paper pack as well which my roommates at convention my be seeing ….

Notebooks with Lollydoodle ~ Catscrapbooking.com_4422

I also varied the insides a bit so here are the different looks:

Lollydoodle Notebooks Inside ~ Catscrapbooking.com

Supplies used for this card:

  • Paper Pack ~ Lollydoodle
  • Embelishments~ Garden Color Ready wooden shapes (retired); Teal & Silver Shimmer trim, Flamingo Dots, and Glitter Gems
  • Notebooks ~ 5X8 from Office Supply store

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is TRACEY PIERCE – Papercrafting Princess , hop on over and see what creation she has designed.

In case you get lost along the way…go to Scrappy Therapy  for a complete list of participants!

Happy Crafting!

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