Archives for October 2014

November Stamp of the Month

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring November’s stamp of the month ~ It’s the Little Things (S1411) a set of 15.

Nov 2014 SOTM

If you are coming here from WENDY COFFMAN, 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 64 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

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This is such a happy stamp set and with all the flowers the possibilities are endless.  I was inspired by the card and treat box which are shown in the Annual Inspiration Idea Book.

Nov SOTM 2014 ~ catscrapbooking.comFor this card I used the following products:

  • Paper pack ~ Fundamental Paper Pack Whimsy Assortment Z2033
  • Cardstock ~ Daisy White
  • Ink ~ Glacier, Thistle, Canary, Pixie, Indian Corn Blue, Topiary  and Daisy White
  • Stamp Set ~ It’s the Little Things S1411
  • Embellishments ~ Flamingo Dots Z1934
  • Foam tape

Your next stop is along this hop is PAM TROSTLE, so hop on over and see what she had created for you today.

Happy crafting!

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Life Time of Happiness…OPPS

Do you ever have one of those days when you realize in your attempts to stay on things you really are not at all?  Well I had one of those days.  I have been trying to make the most of my limited craft time these days and with my mom coming to visit.  I had some craft time last week and I grabbed what I though was the November SOTM to make cards for a swap I participate in.   I was so proud of myself as I loved the card I designed and go them all mailed off so they would meet the swap deadline.  Well the next day the package came back to me, the automated mail station did not calculate the correct postage and it needed more.  I though no big deal so I added the needed postage and off it went.  I photographed the card so I could blog about it.  I sat down to prepare my blog which would feature the November stamp of the month and realized I had not used the correct stamp!!!!  I had just reached for a stamp set which was sitting on my desk and instead of confirming it was the one I needed I just got inspired and away I went.

Oh well…. I still really love the way this card turned out.  So it really was not a big deal other than the fact I look like an idiot to the person who organizes the swap and I still needed to create a card for the November Stamp of the Month.  The stamp set I mistakenly grabbed was Lifetime of Happiness C1589.

Lifetime of Happiness ~ catscrapbooking.com

I really love this stamp set with all the flowers but my two favorite elements are the beautiful bow and the adorable acorn.  Here is the card I created.

lifetime of happiness ~ Pathfinding ~ catscrapbooking.comI decided I did not want to fussy cut all these elements so I scanned the carrier sheet and imported it into my silhouette.  This enabled me to create cut files for each of the items.

Products used:

  • Paper Pack ~Pathfinding X7186B
  • Cardstock ~ Chocolate, Champagne, Colonial White
  • Stamp Set ~ Lifetime of Happiness C1589
  • Ink ~ Autumn Terricotta, Glacier, Goldrush, Barn Red, Honey, Chocolate and Olive
  • Embellishment ~ Bronze Shimmer trim Z1849, Bling Gems Gold Assortment Z1263

Happy Crafting!

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ABC’s Blog Hop ~ V

ABC's Blog Hop

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter “V”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “V” 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 just came from Linda’s Blog then you are in the right place.

For my “V” element I decided to stay with the Halloween theme and use Vampire as my focus.  If you know me at all or have been following my blog for any period of time you know Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.  So it would only be fitting to do another halloween card.  I had seen on Pinterest someone had designed a coffin card which I wanted to recreate.  I went to my Silhouette and found a coffin card cut then did some welding and modifications resulting in a spider web coffin.  Here take a look:

ABC's V_ Vampire card ~ Catscrapbooking.comI made a plane cut in Colonial white then using a sponge I applied black ink to the cardstock to create more interest (sorry it does not really show up well in the photo.  I also just love the fact you can change the colors of our sequins using our alcohol markers; I turned the silver ones to black.

Products used for this card

  • Cardstock ~ Black, Colonial White, & Thistle
  • Glitter Paper ~ Black
  • Ink ~ Black
  • Stamp Set~ Trick or Treat Sweets B1460 & Creepy Creatures C1522
  • Embellishments ~ Black twill Ribbon & Sequins
  • Shin Han Markers ~ Barely Beige, Black, and Carmine
  • Silhouette

Now hop on over to DOMINIQUE GROULX ~ FUN2CRE8  and see what she has created for you today.

If you get lost along the way you can see the full list of participants at  LINDA’S BLOG ~ SCRAPPY THERAPY.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #116 ~ Frightfully Cute

Welcome to this weeks Color Challenge with Color Dare #116.  This week the color challenge is Thistle & Sunset which are two of the colors featured in the Scaredy Cat Paper pack.

Color Dare #116

 

I just love the Scaredy Cat paper pack and could not wait to create another card with it.  I have also been enjoying the Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge   so I figure I would combine the two.  I am still blown away by how fast these cards come together for you.

Color Dare #116 ~ Frightfully Cute Witch ~ Catscrapbooking.com

For the cover I could not resist using the adorable witch from the Halloween Greeting stamp set. I stamped her using Momento ink then using the Shin Han markers I colored her and the area around the little witch.   I also used the Shin Han marker to color the sequins black.

Color Dare #116 inside Happy Halloween ~ Catscrapbooking.com

Here is the inside of the card.  Don’t you just love the pop-up Happy Halloween!!

Products used for this card:

  • Cricut Cartridge ~ Artfully Sent Z3017
  • Punches ~ 2″ Circle and 2 1/4″ Scalloped
  • Shin Han markers~ Marigold Z2457, Golden Yellow Z2452, Barely Beige Z2445, Mahogany Z2456, Black Z2446 and Warm Gray Z2467
  • Pattern Paper ~ Scaredy Cat X7185B
  • Cardstock ~ Thistle, Black & Sunset
  • Embellishments ~ Sequins Z2013
  • Glitter Paper ~ Purple Z1992
  • Stamp set ~ Halloween Greeting D1605

I hope you will play along with us this week with us at Color Dare.

Happy Crafting!

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Pathfinding Kits

Well I have just finished the kits for the beautiful Pathfinding paper pack.  I love fall and all the colors.  Not to mention I always have lots of photos to scrapbook this time of year with Thanksgiving, picking pumpkins, going to farms and just all the beautiful colors around us.  Although I have to say I am now spoiled with all these things; however, growing up in New Orleans you don’t really get to appreciate the change of colors.

I am going to be offering two levels to Pathfinding scrapbook kits.  There will be a Basic and a WOTG (you are not going to compete the actually layouts in the WOTG but use all the elements).

The Basic

Pathfinding Fall Colors ~ catscrpbooking

Pathfinding Family layout ~ catscrapbooking.comFor the basic kit you will get all the shapes and paper pre-cut, the shimmer trim and ribbon you see in the photos.  You will also receive color photo and directions for assembly.  The cost is $14 plus shipping.  If you want the Pathfinding assortment as shown in these layouts the total cost is $22 plus shipping.

The WOTG Kit:

Pathfinding Fall Colors ~ catscrapbooking.com

Pathfinding Family Layout ~ catscrapbooking.comFor this kit you will be purchasing the WOTG which includes the stamp set used, the Pathfinding assortment and the Gems.  However you will not be completing the layouts shown in the WOTG.   You will have some left over paper.  I will cut all the paper for you and send you the additional shimmer trim, and ribbon.  I will also include color photos and the directions to assemble.  The cost of this kit is $38.50 plus shipping.

Keep in mind I still have my Chalk It Up Kit and the Scarey Cat mini album kit available too.  I will be posting the details of my Snowhaven notecard kit very soon, so watch for the details.

Happy Crafting!

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Stampers with Attitude ~ Artfully Sent

Welcome to the Stampers with Attitude Blog Hop!! The Stampers with Attitude is the team lead by Kimberly Moss.  This month the Stampers with Attitude are going to be showcasing artwork with the new Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge.   If you are just hopping here from BELINDA MCLANE’s Blog then you are in the right spot.

This cartridge is so wonderful there are so many different cards you can create.  Today I decided since it was October and Halloween is right around the corner, then a Halloween card was in order.  I also saw a really cool technique called Alcohol Marker Marbling on Splitcoast Stampers that I have been wanting to try which would work with halloween.

Happy Haunting - Artfully Sent ~ catscrapbooking.com

I love these scene cards.  I used the Alcohol Marbeling technique to create the background paper.  I used Warm Gray Z2467, Marigold z2457, Peony Purple Z2462, and Golden Yellow Z2452.  You can check out the technique at Splitcoast Stampers here they have written directions and a video.

Happy Haunting - Artfully Sent inside ~ catscrapbooking.com

I actually cut two of the bases of the card so I could create a sandwich with the haunted house and add the Honey in the middle.  If you notice the background is glossy it is actually photo paper.  I plan to just use a journaling pen to write on the card.  I used one of the bats from the cut and colored it black to add to the happy hauntings.

Items used:

  • Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge~ Pg 44
  • Cardstock~ Black, Honey, Thistle
  • Shin Han Markers ~ Warm Gray Z2467, Marigold z2457, Peony Purple Z2462, and Golden Yellow Z2452
  • Stamp Set ~  Moonlight WOTG (retired)
  • Embellishments ~ Black Stars from Scaredy Cat Assortment.
  • Misc ~ photo paper

Now hop on over to DEBBIE ANDREWS Blog and see what she has created.

Happy Crafting!

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ABC’s Blog Hop ~ U

ABC's Blog Hop

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter “U”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “U” 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 just came from Linda’s Blog then you are in the right place.

For my “U” element I wanted to keep playing with the new Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge so I started looking through the designs and found a Umbrella and Under the weather card.  Perfect!

ABC's U - Artfully Sent ~ catscrapbooking,comThis is one of the pop up cards available on the new Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge.

ABC's U ~ Artfully Sent ~ Catscrapbooking.comFor this card I used the following supplies:

  • Whimsy Fundamentals ~ Pixie
  • Cardstock ~ Glacier, Whisper, Thistle and Daisy White
  • Embellishments ~ Slate Striped Twist Ties & Flamingo Dots

Now hop on over to LAUREN MOORE’s Blog and see what she has created for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #114

Welcome to Color My Heart’s Color Dare #114!!  This week we are featuring Goldrush, Honey, Crystal Blue and Pacifica.

Color Dare #114

 

These colors remind my of my son so I was thinking more along the lines of a boy theme.  Then with the release of the new Artfully Sent cartridge I though it would be perfect for this challenge.

Artfully Sent Color Dare 114The base was done with Pacifica. I cut two so I could back the robot making a sandwich so to speak to glue the added paper pieces. I used sequins for eyes and a piece of a Slate Twist Tie for the mouth.

Here is the complete list of supplies used:

  • Cardstock ~ Pacifica, Crystal Blue, Goldrush, Honey and Daisy White
  • Emelishments ~ Silver Sequins
  • Cricut Cartridge ~ Artfully Sent
  • Washi Tape ~ Honey Triganles and Gray polka-dot (retired)
  • Ribbon ~ from my stash

Be sure to play a long with us this week and link your creation on Color My Heart.

Happy Crafting!

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ShinHan Marker Hop ~ Thanksgiving

Welcome to the SHIN HAN Marker 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 Close to My Hearts new markers ~ the Shin Han markers.  If you have not had the opportunity to try these markers I highly recommend them as they blend well and are easy to work with.
If you are coming here from MICHELE ROWLEY’s 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 42 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.
I used these fabulous markers to create a fall look to my card and was so easy to make all the various colors of fall using eight of our 24 new markers.
Happy thanksgiving - Shin Han- pathfinding ~ Catscrapbooking.com
For this project I used the following products:
  • Paper Pack ~ Pathfinding Z7186B
  • Cardstock ~ Glacier & Colonial white
  • Inks ~ Momento Black and Barn Red
  • Stamp Set ~ Thankful Heart B1463
  • Shin Han Markers ~
    • Bronz Z2447
    • Mahogany Z2456
    • Clay Z2451
    • Sap Green Z2463
    • Marigold Z2457
    • Barely Beige Z2445
    • Golden Yellow Z2452
    • Lt Orange Z2455
  • Embellishments ~ Gold Sequins Z2012
Now hop on over to LAUREN MOORE’s Blog and check out her wonderful creation.
Happy Crafting!
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Artfully Sent – Spooky

Do you have the new Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge from Close to My Heart?  If you answered no and you enjoy making cards then you may want to purchase one soon as this will be a perfect addition to your crafting tools.  I have been trying to find some time to play around with my new cartridge.  My biggest challenge was picking my first card to try.

I decided on a halloween card but there are so many other ones I want to do, so stay tuned.  The halloween card is a pop-up card which is on page 44.

Scaredy Cat Spooky Artfully Sent ~ catscrapbooking.comHere is the cover of the card.   The spooky is cute from Artbooking and Scaredy Cat is the perfect paper for all your halloween fun.

Scaredy Cat Spooky Artfully Sent inside 2Isn’t this pop up card adorable??? I was really easy to crate.  I added a couple of layers with the Sunset behind the windows on the haunted house and behind the face on the tree.  I added some silver glitter paper behind the moon to add some sparkle and some black stars.

Supplies used:

  • Paper Pack ~ Scaredy Cat  X7185B
  • Cardstock ~ Thistle, Black, Sunset
  • Glitter Paper ~ Silver & Black
  • Embellishments ~ Scaredy Cat Assortment, Black Enamel Stars, Thistle Ribbon & Black Twill ribbon
  • Cricut Cartridge ~ Artfully Sent & Artbooking

Happy Crafting!

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