Archives for August 2015

ABC’s Blog Hop ~ R

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!

ABC's Blog HopFor this hop we will be featuring the letter “R”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “R” element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from LINDA NORMAN’S Blog  then you are in the right place.   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 Linda’s blog HERE.

For my “R” elements I chose READING, RETIRED, ROAR and ROCK.  I love the fact my son love to “read” and quite frequently he will just pull books out and flip through the photos.  I was able to capture a couple fun moments with him in his PJs and monster/dinosaur boots. Here is my layout I created.

ABC's R ~ Reading Layout ~ CatScrapbooking.comFor this layout I used the following products:

  • Cardstock ~ Colonial White, Champagne,  Outdoor Denim (retiring), Olive (retiring), Autumn Terracotta (retiring), New England Ivy and plus light blue (unknown company)
  • Pattern Paper ~ Bazzill Dino-Mite Paper pack
  • Cricut Cuts ~ Dino Play (part of my Cricut subscription) & Circle (Days and Dates)
  • Stamp Set ~ Roar D1515 (retired)
  • Tittle ~ Royal Acidbath font cut using my Silhouette

Now it is time to 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 #157 ~ Happy Birthday

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #157 we are featuring Pacifica, Sweet Leaf, Colonial White, Black and Kraft.Color Dare #157 ~ Artistry ~ CatScrapbooking.com

I love the new Artistry Cartridge!  It has so many awesome shapes for everything from cardmaking, scrapbooking or any of your creative projects. I used the images on page 2 of the new Artistry cartridge.  Don’t you just love the cute jar and flowers?  I love this cut and have used just the flowers on a previous card.  For this project I used the flowing:

  • Cardstock ~ Kraft, Colonial White, Sweet Leaf, and Pacifica
  • Ink ~ Black
  • Paper Pack ~ Proplayer
  • Cricut ~ Artistry
  • Embellishments ~ Black & Gray Epoxy Bubbles (retiring)

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~ Color Dare #157.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday August 27, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Don’t Miss Out!

Retiring signIn just 6 days many of Close to My Heart Product will be retiring.  That’s right on August 31st we well be saying goodbye to many stamp sets, colors and paper packs.  Have no fear as there is a lot of exciting things coming but now is the time to get those things you have been holding off on because next Monday at 11:59 PM Mountain time they well no longer be available.  Be sure to check them out HERE.

Happy Crafting!

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Zoe Cardworkshop

I have a fun card workshop planned for you.  As you can tell I simply adore the Zoe paper pack!  The colors are awesome and can be used for any occasion.

15-ai-rolled-zoe-papers I designed 4 fun cards ~ two birthdays and two thank you  cards as these are generally the two styles of cards I send out the most.  I will be hosting this card workshop Monday August 31st at 6:30 PM.  I know in my newsletter I said it would be the first Wednesday of the month, but with school starting and new schedules I needed to change to Monday night which ends up being the last Monday of the month.  The cost of the workshop is $12 and I will be offering a reward system for those who come to the classes frequently.  So if you come to 4 classes (and it does not have to be every month) the 5th class is half off.

Take a look at the fun cards you will be making at this workshop:

Zoe Card 2 ~ Happy Birthday ~ catscrapbooking.com

Zoe card 1 ~ Happy Birthday ~ catscrapbooking.com

Zoe Card ~ Color Dare #155 ~ Thanks So Much ~ CatScrapbooking.com

Zoe ~ Pinwheel Card ~ CatScrapbooking.comPlease let me know if you can make this workshop.  Space is limited so sign up soon.  You can email me at catscrapbooking@gmail.com.

Happy Crafting!

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Zoe Workshop ~ Layout 1

Alright here is the last layout in the FABULOUS Zoe workshop?? Well here we go… Susan Williams is so talented and she used every inch of this paper pack.  Here is the first layout she designed.Susan Williams Zoe Layout 1I did switch one of the papers around and used the revers side.  I also changed my journaling to a white box rather than the individual lines as she has.  I have not done my title yet as I need to order one of the new alphabets coming out September 1st.

Zoe Layout 1 Cat's Version full ~ Susan Williams Workshop ~ catscrapbooking.comHere is my folding photo gallery.Zoe Layout 1 Cat's Version Right page photo folio right ~ Susan Williams Workshop ~ catscrapbooking.com Zoe Layout 1 Cat's Version Right open full ~ Susan Williams Workshop ~ catscrapbooking.com Zoe Layout 1 Cat's Version Right foilio left side ~ Susan Williams Workshop ~ catscrapbooking.com

Aren’t you in LOVE??? I know I am!!!  Are you ready to get started on yours?  Well all you have to do is place an order on my website for the following products and  I will email you the directions for this workshop to complete all 4 of these fabulous layouts.

Here are the supplies needed:

Happy Crafting!

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Zoe Workshop ~ Layout 2

Here comes some more Zoe!!! I am as I cannot get enough of this paper pack.  Here is layout number 2 designed by Susan Williams. Here is her version:Susan Williams Zoe Layout 2

I made a couple of changes like flipping one of the pattern papers.  Here is my take on the same design:

Zoe Layout 2 Cat's Version full ~ Susan Williams Workshop ~ Catscrapbooking.comHere is the folding photo gallery:

Zoe Layout 2 Cat's Version Right page open full ~ Susan Williams Workshop ~ catscrapbooking.comHave you fallen in love with this paper pack yet??? And isn’t this workshop fabulous?  Are you ready to get started on yours?  Well all you have to do is place an order on my website for the following products and  I will email you the directions for this workshop to complete all 4 of these fabulous layouts.

Here are the supplies needed:

Happy Crafting!

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First Day of School ~ Preschool

Well Gavin will be going to Preschool 4 days a week starting this morning.  He seems excited after going to the meet and greet with his teachers.  He has one of the same teachers he had last year so that will be helpful.  I am excited he will be going four days as I will then get TWO hours four days a week that are mine!!! Granted I will have household things to take care of but I hope to get a few more hours of crafting!!!

I love seeing all the first day of school chalkboard signs and there are a lot of them out there which are free.  But I decided I wanted to create my own.  So I went to PicMonkey and it was easy. Check out my sign for Gavin to hold for his photos.Gavin's first day of school 2015-16 ~ catscrapbooking I was quite pleased the way it turned out.
Happy Crafting!

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Zoe Workshop ~ Layout 3

Are you ready to see some more ZOE???  Here is my version of Layout number 3 from the talented Susan Williams Workshop.  I really love how this paper pack is so versatile and the colors are fun and perfect for anything.

Here is Susan’s version:Susan Williams Zoe Layout 3And here is my version:

Zoe Layout 3 Cat's version ~ Susan Williams Workshop ~ catscrapbooking.comHere are the folding photo galleries:

Zoe layout 3 cat's version left~ Susan Williams Workshop ~ Catscrapbooking.comIsn’t this layout awesome.  Are you ready to get started on yours?  Well all you have to do is place an order on my website for the following products and  I will email you the directions for this workshop to complete all 4 of these fabulous layouts.

Here are the supplies needed:

Happy Crafting!

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ABC’s Blog Hop ~ Q

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!

ABC's Blog HopFor this hop we will be featuring the letter “Q”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “Q” element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from LINDA NORMAN’S Blog  then you are in the right place.   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 Linda’s blog HERE.

The letter “Q” can be a challenge to come up with ideas ~ at least for me.  The first thing that always pops into my head is Quilling paper, but I wanted to do something different.  The next crafty thing that comes to mind is Quilting…. humm… that could work.  So I decided to get very creative in using my Cricut Design Space I used the new Artistry cartridge to weld and make a quilt pattern.  Here is how it turned out.

ABC's Q ~ Quilted card ~ Zoe ~ CatScrapbooking.comTo make the quilted pattern I used the images found on page 7 of the new Artistry Cartridge. I used these two images and sliced and welded to crate the square.  I then used the new Zoe paper to crate the pattern.  I added the stiching with a white gel pen. The Life is Beautiful comes from the Your Own Kind of Wonderful stamp set D1627.  I used White ink to stamp it and it did turn out sort of light but I like the subtle effect.  I used Whisper as my base and for the boundaries of the quilt.

Here is the full list of products used:

Now it is time to hop on over to DARLYS RECKER’S Blog and see what she has created for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #155 ~ ZOE

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #155 we are featuring CANARY, GLACIER, SORBET, SWEET LEAF, SLATE, WHISPER, and WHITE DAISY which are all the colors you can find in our new ZOE Paper Pack.

Zoe Card ~ Color Dare #155 ~ Thanks So Much ~ CatScrapbooking.comI based this card off the Buckle design on page 82 from the Originals Card book. I love referencing these books when I am in need of inspiration, it takes all the guess work out for you.

Here is the full list of supplies used:

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~ Color Dare #155.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday August 20, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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