Archives for July 2016

Everything ABC Blog Hop ~ Letter P

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

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

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from LAUREN MOORE’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.

I decided to use PICTURE My Life cards as my “P” as I have really enjoyed using them to create fast cards.  I also used my watercolor PENCILS to color the cute giraffe.  And for my base color I used a PEACH/PINK color which is actually the reverse side of the gold flower paper form Happy Times PAPER PACK.

Everything ABC -P ~ PML Cards ~ Peach ~CatScrapbooking.comSo the list of products used for this PROJECT are:

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:

Catherine Nowak ~ You are here

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Fun Sunburst Birthday Card

I saw a card on Pinterest which really inspired me so I decided to day when I had a couple of minutes I would replicated it.  Here is the original and here is mine.

Fundamentals ~ Birthday Card ~ Sunburst ~ CatScrapbooking.com

For this card I use the Adventure Fundamental papers Z3125 and the Balloon Wishes D1667.   I added the bitty sparkles and white stars.  I used my white pen to add the stitching.

Happy Crafting!

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Personal Layout Challenge #29

Wow can I slow time down?? I thought June was crazy busy but for some reason this month seems even busier if that is possible.  I am falling behind on finding time to get into my craft room.  So my goal of designing a layout a week is a little off course.  So I am about two days behind schedule and my not make this weeks goal but….. who knows 😉

Magical ~ Disney Layout ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis is another layout using Magical paper pack.  This one is also from my 2014 Close to My Heart Convention.  I am so excited to have completed these.  I actually used flip flaps to add more photos but since they are part of the new Annual Inspiration I cannot share them yet…..

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #203 ~ Sunset, Canary, Crystal Blue and White Daisy

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #203 we are challenging you to combine SUNSET, CANARY, CHRYSTAL BLUE,  and WHITE DAISY.

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For this color challenge I went to my stash of paper packs looking for those that featured those colors and come up with two ~ Happy Times and Scaredy Cat (both of which are retired).

Color Dare #203 ~ CAS card ~ diamond embossing ~Good Times Paper ~ CatScrapbookingI used the diamond embossing folder and the stamp set Big Hugs D1584 and used Sunset 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 #203 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday July 28, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Layout #28 ~ Magical CTMH Convention

I realized I jumped to gun with my numbering last week and that should have been #27, so now I am on #28 :-).  Since I am still in that Convention mode and the Magical papers work well for Disney (as well as other layouts) I would get another Convention 2014 layout completed.

Magical Layout ~ Convention 2014 ~ CatScrapbooking.comFor this layout I used a bit of the papers but also three of the PML Cards which are include in the paper pack.  I also used the exclusive Convention 2014 stamp set on my layout.  It is so fun reminiscing about my first convention.

Happy Crafting!

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Everything ABC’s Blog Hop ~ Letter O

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

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

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from STEPHANIE FEIST’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.

I decided to use one of the black OVERLAYS to make a card. I so love these clear overlays!! They are so simple to use and can be incorporated into cards or layouts.

Overlay card ~ Calypso ~ hello card ~ CatScrapbooking.com

For this card I used the following products:

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:

Catherine Nowak ~ you are here!

Happy Crafting!

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Picture My Life Fun

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This month we are featuring Picture My Life cards (PML cards)!  PML cards are great for pocket scrapbooking, traditional scrapbooking and for making card.   If you just hopped onto my blog or arrived from DARLYS RECKER’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.

I decided to works with the awesome new Watercolor PML cards.  These are great as they just look like a white card but they have a pattern or word that is on the card in a resist.  So when you apply watercolor you will be able to highlight the resisted part. Hear is the card I made with one of them.

Watercolor PML Cards ~ Fundamentals ~ Just for you ~ CatScrapbooking.com

Here is the list of procucts used:

Now hop on over to KIRSTEN JADE’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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July Card Workshop

I wanted to share with you today the cards I am offering for my July Card Workshop.  It will be held on Monday, July 25th at 6:30 pm.  We will be making the following 4 cards.

July Card Workshop CollageIf the first card ~ Make a Wish looks familiar that is because I posted it last week for the Color Dare #201.  Here is a close up of the other three cards.

Fundamentals ~ Celebrate ~ CatScrapbooking.com

This card was designed by Michelle Snyder using the Fundamental Paper Pack.  I love the color combination used for this card.

Urban ~ gears ~ birthday ~ Splatter ~ CatScrapbooking.com

This card I designed using the gears found on the Artiste Cricut Cartidge and the Urban Paper pack. I gave it a little splatter using my watercolor paints.Watercolor Smoosh ~ It's Your Day ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis card was designed using watercolor paint and using the smooshing technique.

I hope you may be able to join me at my card class.  Happy Crafting!

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Layout #28 ~ CTMH Convention 2014 Fun Run

Wow is time flying!!! I have been so busy since coming home from the 2016 Close to My Heart Convention.  My head is spinning with Ideas as I have been drooling over the new Annual Inspiration.  I managed to sneak some time in over the last two days to get a layout done so I can stay on target of a layout a week.

I decided it would be fitting to scrapbook a layout from the 2014 Close to My Heart Convention.  This was the first year that I attended convention and it was in Disneyland.  On one of the mornings CTMH organized a Fun Run which would benefit Operation Smile.  It was a 5K and went through California Adventure before the parks opened.  I have to confess I am not a pink person but for some reason I decided to purchase a pink t-shirt to wear and made a tutu.  If you know me these are totally outside of my comfort zone.  Now to top this off I used a lot of pinks on my layout 🙂

Fundamentals ~ Kaleidoscope ~ CTMH Convention 2014 ~ CatScrapbooking.comFor this layout I used:

  • Kaleidoscope Paper Pack
  • Pixie and Smoothie Fundamentals
  • White Daisy Cardstock
  • Pink Glitter paper
  • White Twine
  • Pixie Twine
  • Handwritten Alphabet E1030

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #201 ~ Magical

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #201 we are challenging you to combine BLACK, CRANBERRY, CHRYSTAL BLUE, HONEY, SAPPHIRE, WHISPER and WHITE DAISY.

13243965_1748244188795705_9158074968224784089_oOh my, life has been super busy!! I almost forgot to create something for this week’s challenge, but then I remembered I designed a card for this months workshop using Magical.  However, as I am posting this I realized I did not use any Honey in my design.  Sorry for not following the rules this week :-(.

Magical ~ Make a Wish ~ CatScrapbooking.com

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 #201 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday July 14, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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