Archives for February 2015

You’re the Bomb Blog Hop

Welcome to the You’re the Bomb 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 a special stamp set which is in the Close to My Hearts new Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog.  This stamp set is very special as by purchasing this stamp set you could change the life of a child.  When you purchase this awesome stamps which is only available until March 31, Close to My Heart will donate $3 to Operation Smile.

2015+-+Youre+the+Bomb+Blog+Hop+Stamp+Set+-+EditedIf you are just arriving her from LAUREN MOORE’s Blog, or just starting at my 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 20 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

When I sat down to design my project I was looking for inspiration and saw the Mojo Monday sketch #  and that triggered my creative juices.  I knew I needed to design a Valentine’s Day card for my husband and the ” you are”, the “so” and the “awesome” from this stamp set would be perfect.  So here is my creation:

Your the Bomb, Heartstrings ~ catscrapbooking.com

Here is the inside of the card.

Your the Bomb, Heartstrings inside ~Catscrapbooking.com

For this card I used the following products:

  • Paper Pack ~Heartstrings X7193B
  • Shimmer Trim ~ Teal Z1918 & White Z3024
  • Heart Embossing Folder Z3018
  • Cardstock ~ Hollyhock, Lagoon and White Daisy
  • Stuck on You Puffies Z3037
  • Stamp Sets ~ Hugs & Kisses M1054 and You’re the Bomb C1617
  • Ink ~ Lagoon, Cranberry, Hollyhock and White Daisy

Your next stop on the hop is MICHELE ROWLEY’s Blog and see what wonderful things she has crated for you.

Happy hopping and happy crafting!

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Valentines using EOS

Have you discovered the cute egg shaped lip balms called EOS?  I have been seeing them everywhere and there are a lot of knock offs too.   I purchased one for my son as I thought it would be easy for him to use and flavored.  It was a hit so I was then hooked.  Then I saw where people were designing cute gifts using these little eggs.  There are a bunch on Pinterest for Christmas gifts and I have been seeing some for Valentines.  So I decided this would be the perfect valentines gift for my son’s teachers.

Fox EOS Valentine ~ Catscrapbooking.comI just love foxes, so I knew this design would be prefect. This with a Silhouette image which I modified.  I added an oval to the heart to accommodate the EOS.  Since I was giving this as a gift to someone I did not want to open the package like most people do, so instead of using a 1.5 inch circle, I used an oval which was 1.982 inches wide and 2.287 inches tall.  This worked out great!  I used Close to My Heart cardstock ~ White Daisy, Ruby, Goldfish and Black to make the fox and heart.  I did cut a second heart which does not have the oval for the back piece. The bow was cut from some scraps of paper I had.  Isn’t this just so adorable??? Sorry I think it is stinking cute and I hope his teachers will think it is cute too.  Stay tuned for a couple more EOS as I designed one for each of my boys and will post in a couple of days.

Happy Crafting!

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February Stamp of the Month

I really like this months Stamp of the Month.  It is a very versatile stamp set. Take a look for yourself:

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I designed a card using this stamp set which I really liked and you can find HERE.  I knew the shapes could be really cool on a layout in a geometric way.  One of the wonderful things about this stamp set was there are multiple ways to layer these stamps to create great designs.  I had a crafting inspiration after seeing a wonderful card designed by Wendy Coffman.  This inspired me to create this layout.

A Happy Hello Layout ~ catscrapbooking

For this layout I was looking for particular colors so I pulled two retired paper packs ~ Pemberly and Flirty for my pattern paper;   asI was focusing on the orange and blues.

Here is a list of supplies I used to complete this project:

  • Paper Pack ~ Pemberly (retired) and Flirty (retired)
  • Cardstock ~ Colonial White, Goldfish and Outdoor Denim
  • Inks ~ Goldrush, Indian Corn Blue, Outdoor Denim and Topiary
  • Embellishments ~ Green and Blue Epoxy Bubbles

I hope you find this layout as an inspiration for you pages.

Happy Crafting!

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