Archives for April 2016

Color Dare #191 ~ Oranges with Colonial White

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #189 we are challenging you to combine SHADES OF ORANGE & COLONIAL WHITE.

Color Dare #191I wasn’t really sure what I was going to do for this hop… When I went into my craft room I had the May SOTM out and decided to play around with it.  Here is the finished product:

Color Dare #191 ~ Celebrate with Cat ~ Oranges with Colonial White ~ CatScrapbooking.comI used Poppy pigment inks to stamp the cake layers.  I then used the watercolor paints to color the cake.  I liked how the cake turned out but it needed something so, I added some splatters using the watercolor paints.  It still needed some bling so I use the bitty sparkles and coral sequins.

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 #191 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday May 5, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Regatta Pinwheels

I love the colors in the Regatta paper pack and though they would make awesome pinwheels.  I love pinwheels and have been eyeballing the We R Memory Keepers Pinwheel Punch Board.  I finally used a coupon and purchased it.  I also purchased the attachments to make the pinwheels.  I so love how this turned out.

Regatta Pinwheels ~ Home decor ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is a close up of the pinwheels.  I also used the fundamental paper in Pomegranate and sapphire as a set of pinwheels too.

Regatta ~ Pinwheels close up ~ home decor ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis is such a fun display that I plan to leave out through the Fourth of the July.

Happy Crafting!

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Stampers with an Attitude ~ Georgie and/or Father’s Day

Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop!!  The Stampers with an Attitude is the team lead by Kimberly Moss.  For this hop the Stampers with an Attitude are going to be showcasing art work with the Georgie paper pack and/or Father’s Day.

If you are just starting here or hopping here from WENDY TAYLOR’S Blog  then you are in the right spot.  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 consultant at the end of my blog.

I decided to do a layout with the Georgie paper pack to show you it is not just for babies.  Plus this layout will be my week #16 layout of my personal layout challenge.

Georgie ~ Saints fan ~ CatScrapbookingI love the Canary, White Daisy, Slate and Whisper combination and knew it would work perfectly for my New Orleans Saints Fan.  I will admit that now that we live in Colorado I believe he is becoming more of a Bronco fan but I think there will be some black and gold still in his heart ;-).

For this layout I used the following products:

Now it is time to hop on over to the JEN PATRICK’s Blog  and see what wonderful creation she has for you.

Here is the full list of participants:

Happy Crafting!

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Everything ABC’s ~ Letter I

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!!!

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

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from DARYLS RECKER’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 at the bottom of this post.

For my “I” design I chose INTERACTIVE card,INK and IMPROVISE.  I love penny slider cards and I have seen some of the ones on Pinterest with the circle.  So I decided it was time to step up.

interactive card ~ Rocket ~ penny sider ~ Outta this world ~ CatScrapbooking.comFor this card I used a nesting circle dies. to cut the circles. Then when I assembled the cardI realized my rocket would not cover the penny so I had to improvise.  I took a 3/4″ circle and inked it to match the background.  To create the background I started by stamping the stars with Versamark and used white embossing powder.  I the started with Crystal Blue ink, then applied Sapphire.  I then added a little bit of Black ink.

Here is the full list of supplies used:

  • White Cardstock and Watercolor papers
  • Ink ~ Crystal Blue, Sapphire, Black, Versamark, Momento, Goldrush pigment, Honey pigment and Ruby pigment
  • Watercolor Paints
  • Craft Foam
  • Stamp Sets ~ Outta This World C1523, Doodle Design A1170, and To The Moon B1507

Now it is time to hop on over to WENDY KESSLER’S BLOG and see what she has created for you today.

Here is the full list of participants in case you get lost.

Happy Crafting!

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Featured Product Hop ~ Mother’s Day Theme Stamps

Hello and welcome to our CTMH Featured Products Blog Hop. This week our featured product is Mother’s Day Theme Stamps.  We actually have several Mother’s Day theme stamp sets available.  I chose Flowers for Mom B1473.

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If you have just joined us you can start here and continue on, as this is a circular hop. If you came here from ANNETTE CLARK’s Blog then you are in the right place.  The full list of participants is listed below in case you get lost.  Now on to my project:

Mother's Day Card ~ Penelope and Kaleidoscope ~ CatScrapbooking.comI played around with the pigment inks to apply the ink to the stamp using a dauber.  I combined Penelope paper pack with Kaleidoscope paper pack.

Here is the full list of supplies used:

Thank you for checking out my project.  If you enjoyed my project please comment below as we love feedback! Next on our blog hop is LAUREN MOORE’s BLOG. Make sure to check out her amazing work featuring this same product.

See you on Wednesday May 4th as we will be featuring the Artistry Cricut Cartridge!

Happy Crafting!

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My Layout Challenge #15

Are you ready for another layout?  Well you are in luck, thanks to a snow day I was able to get in my craftroom and complete a layout.  I knew when I saw the Regatta paper it would be perfect for this layout of my son and his grandfather playing baseball.

Regatta ~ Baseball Layout ~ CatScrapbooking.com

Here is a close up of each page.

Regatta ~ Baseball Layout left ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is the right:

Regatta ~ Baseball Layout right ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is the full list of supplies used:

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #189 ~ White Daisy, Thistle, Hollyhock & Juniper

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #189 we are challenging you to combine WHITE DAISY, THISTLE, HOLLYHOCK & JUNIPER.
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I have been wanting to try the woven paper technique for a while and thought it would be a fun challenge to find other pattern paper to work with this color scheme besides the just my favorite go to the Paper Fundamentals.

Color Dare #189 ~ Woven papers ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is full list of products used:

  • Paper Fundamentals ~ Hollyhock and Thistle
  • Juniper Washi (retired)
  • Penelope Paper pack
  • Sparkle and Shine paper pack (retired)
  • Taste of Summer (retired)
  • Just to Say… D1629
  • Juniper Ink

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 #189 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday April 7, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Technique Blog Hop ~ Resisting Can Be Fun

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

12885795_10153498448327934_6111664379251054366_oThis month we are featuring a technique called Resisting!  What is resisting?  Here is a definition I found on the internet “withstand the action or effect of.”  I like to use embossing powder for this technique.  I would usually use a colored embossing power, like white, black, silver, etc.  This time I tried clear embossing powder.   If you just hopped onto my blog or arrived from WENDY KESSLER’S Blog then you are in the right place.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork.

So I started with a White Daisy cardstock, then using Versamark I stamped the image.  I then used clear embossing powder.

Embossed Resist ~ Mothers Day Card step 1 ~ CatScrapbooking.comThen I used Glacier, Pixie and Thistle inks and a dauber to apply the ink to the White Daisy cardstock.

Embossing Resist ~ Mother's Day Card step 2 ~ CatScrapbooking.comOnce I applied all the ink to change the color of the White Daisy, I then stamped some additional flowers.

Embossed Resist ~ Mother's Day ~ CatScrapbooking.comcard ~Here is the finished product and the full list of supplies used:

Now hop on over to PRISCILLA GOTHAM ’S Blog and see what she has created for you today.  If you get lost along here is the full list of participants.

  1. Catherine Nowak ~ You are Here!

Happy Crafting!

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Aprils Card Workshop

This month my card workshop will be on April 25th at 6:30 pm.  We will be making several cards to help you with events coming in May ~ Teacher Appreciation May 3rd, Mother’s Day May 8th and Graduations at the end of the month.  I will be offering an alternative card for those who do not need a teacher appreciation card.  Here are the cards

Mother's Day Card ~ My Mother ~ Penelope ~ CatScrapbooking.com

Mother’s Day Card

Teacher Card 1 ~Teacher Appreciation ~ Hopscotch ~ CatScrapbooking.comTeacher Appreciation Card

Kiss it better ~ Get Well Card ~ heart shower ~ CatScrapbooking.comGet Well Card

Graduation Card ~ Fun Fold ~ Congrats ~ CatScrapbooking.comGraduation Card – Details on card can be found HERE

A Blooming Friendship ~ Hopscotch ~ CatScrapbooking.comAlternative card

If you are local to Arvada CO and would like to join us let me know.

Happy Crafting!

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My Layout Challenge #14

I am still going strong on my personal layout challenge.  In case you missed my layout #13 you can find it on last Sunday’s post with my Stampers with an Attitude blog hop you can find it HERE.  This week I tackled one of the layout that I have been putting off.  Every year I scrapbook our Christmas card, it is generally not my most exciting layout but I want to include it in my albums.  This one is from 2010 and is one of four layouts I have left to do from that year. Layout Challenge #14 ~ Christmas Card layout ~ CatScrapbooking.comFor this project I used the following products:

Happy Crafting!

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