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Layout 26 ~ Layout Contest 2016

I am now home from a fun filled week at the Close to My Heart Convention which was held in Disney World and trying to settle back into my normal routine.  So thankfully I had designed a layout before I left for convention, because life has been busy since coming back home.  Particularly with this weekend being the start of the July Fourth Celebrations.  Every year there is a layout contest for attending consultants.  I entered but unfortunately I was not one of the lucky ones.  I am still super pleased the way this layout did turn out.

Sangria ~ Florence ~ Layout Contest ~ fall layout ~ Artfully Sent ~ CatScrapbooking.comFor this layout I actually combined Sangria with Florence.  I also used the Artfully Sent Cartridge to make the overlays behind the photos.

Sangria ~ Florence ~ Layout Contest ~ fall layout Left side ~ Artfully Sent ~ CatScrapbooking.comThe splatters are done with the watercolor paints.

Sangria ~ Florence ~ Layout Contest ~ fall layout Right side ~ Artfully Sent ~ CatScrapbooking.comThe leaves are done with the rock-n-roll technique using Friend Tree D1677 and then fussy cut out.

Happy Crafting!

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Everything ABC’s Blog Hop ~ Letter N

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

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

It is a tradition to create a gift for you roommates at the Close to My Heart Convention.  I decided to crate a NOTEBOOK pad that they could use to take notes on.  I could not resist using the fun Magical paper pack.  Now that convention is over I will share my roommate gift with you.

Magical Notebooks ~ Roomate Gifts ~ CatScrapbooking.comI found this idea on Pinterest and you can find the link HERE.  I used my Silhouette to cut this and I did modify the cut file a bit.  I love how it turned out that I had to make one for myself too.

I used the following products:

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

Here is the full list of participants:

Happy Crafting!

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July Stamp of the Month ~ From the Notebook

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring July’s stamp of the month ~From the Notebook (S1607) a set of 24.July2016If you are coming here from MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, 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 around 17 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

July+SOTM+~+From+the+NotebookI really like this stamp set but was unsure of what I planned to create with it.  Having just gotten back from convention I have been playing catch-up.  But here is what I came up with…

From the Notebook ~ July 2016 SOTM ~ Magical ~ Celebrate Card ~ CatScrapbooking.com

For this card I used the following product:

Your next stop is along this hop is MELINDA EVERITT’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #200 ~ Ruby, Sapphire and Colonial White

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #200 we are challenging you to combine RUBY, SAPPHIRE, and COLONIAL WHITE.  This is a big week for us as it is our 200th challenge!!! WOO HOO!!!

Color Dare #200

Since this is such a special Color Dare we are going to invite the Diamond Award Winner for challenge #200 to select colors for a future Color Dare challenge. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?

There are so many terrific Close to My Heart paper products available the Design Team has decided to gift one (or maybe more) lucky winner(s) a choice of one CTMH paper packet from the current Annual Inspirations catalog, upcoming Annual Inspirations catalog or upcoming Holiday Expressions catalog. In order to be eligible for a random draw you must leave a comment on EACH of our Design Team (DT) members blog posts for Color Dare #200. There will be one prize awarded for each 10 people who comment on all DT entries so if there are 20 people who comment on all DT entries there will be 2 prizes awarded and if there are 30 people who comment on all DT entries there will be 3 prizes awarded. You will need to click on each DT member’s name to get to her blog to leave a comment. Although it is not required to win a prize this week we would love to see what you can create with our challenge colors.

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I joined the Color Dare Design team in September of 2014.  It was a crazy time for me as we moved Labor Day weekend from Spokane WA to Arvada CO.  I have really loved being on the design team as it challenges me to be creative and stay with in the rules.  There are so many time I have a great idea but realize it oh that will not work as I cant use a particular color and I must work through it.  It has been fun to come up with new ideas to use colors that I many not usually combine.  I also LOVE seeing all the wonderful creations that my fellow Design Team members come up with as well as our wonderful participants.Color Dare #200 ~ Celebrate Card ~ stars & stripes ~ CatScrapbooking.com
For this card I cut 1″strips with the Sapphire and Ruby.  I designed my own overlay using my Cricut.  I started with two stars from basic shape and slice them so I had an outline.  Next I copied the star shape b bunch of times to create the star overlay then welded them together.  I used the Firework Fun D1689 for the celebrate and stars.

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 #200 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday July 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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