CTMH Technique Blog Hop ~ Crazy for Complements

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are featuring Complements!!   If you just hopped onto my blog or arrived from ANNEMARIE JULIAN’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 have been working on my 2017 calendar (yes I know we are half way into January) Well I finished it last weekend and just got it back from being bound.  I am so happy the way it turned out.  Using complements made embellishing my calendar a snap.  Here are a couple months to show you.

This page I use the School K-6 Complements.

For May I also used the School K-6 Complements.

For October I used the School K-6 Complements and My Boy Complements.

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

Catherine Nowak ~ You are Here

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January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Adore You

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring January’s stamp of the month ~Adore You (S1701) a set of 12.

If you are coming here from WENDY KESSLER’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 20 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I have been planning to design my family calendar but time has not been my friend these last few months. So needless to say I am running behind and have only completed the first 6 months. The good news is I have started and will have it done this week (I hope :-)). While I was working on it I decided to incorporate this months stamp set on April as I felt the colors would be perfect for flowers.

One thing I do when I make my calendar is I use a photo from that month the year before.  Well I forgot that it snowed for Easter last year in April so maybe I should have done snowflakes instead of flowers…. The colors still work and I am hoping for a more traditional spring day for this year’s Easter.

For the April calendar page I used the Enchantment Paper Pack and for this layout the colors are Poppy and Fern. I used my Black Archival ink to stamp the Adore You flowers.  I used Poppy ink with the Bistro Script Stamp Set.  The hearts are stamped in fern using the Way to Go Stamp Set.  I used the PML – Tabbed Journaling Cards to mat the photo.  Then it was put into a 6 X 12 Memory Protector Flip Flap.

If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of January and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

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

Happy Crafting!

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Merry Christmas!

I hope you are enjoying you holiday season!  I know this has been a busy holiday for me and I have not been able to get into my craft room as much as I want.  In fact it has been way less than I have hoped.  The new year is around the corner and I hope to make a few changes there.

I have one final gift card holder to share with you.

If you missed my last couple of post I have showcased a couple of gift card holders. This one is my favorite. It features the poinsettia from the new Flower Market Cartridge.  I paired it with Rustic Home paper pack.

Merry Christmas and Happy Crafting!

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Everything ABC’s Blog Hop ~ Letter Z

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

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

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from JODI BREWSTER’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.

The letter “Z” is another one of those difficult letters.  Thankfully CTMH has these wonderful things called ZIPSTRIPS on the top of all of our pattern papers.  It just worked out beautifully as I needed to make gift card holders and the ZIPSTRIPS work as the band. Take a look….

abcs-z-zipstrip-snowman-gift-card-holder-catscrapbooking-comHere is the gift card holder when you remove the band.

gift-card-holder-catscrapbooking-comI used the one of the glacier papers from the Whimsy Fundamentals and added the Zipstrip from City Sidewalks Paper pack.  I also just love this snowman and the coordinating thin cuts from Cozy Christmas.

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

Here is the full list of participants:

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CTMH Technique Blog Hop ~ Thrilled for Thin Cuts

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

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This month we are featuring Thin Cuts!!  I love these metal dies!!!  They make stamping and cutting unique shapes a breeze.  If you just hopped onto my blog or arrived from MICHELLE LONCAR’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 needed to make something fun for the gift cards for my nieces and nephews.  So why not create something fun. Here is what I came up with.

gift-card-holder-wonderland-wishes-city-sidewalks-catscrapbooking-comFor this one I used the City Sidewalks paper pack and the Woodland Wishes Thin Cut Bundle.  I used the Sea Glass Glitter paper to make the band and Glacier cardstock for the snowflakes which I embossed in White.

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With this gift card holder I used the Rustic Home Fundamental Papers and Cozy Christmas Thin Cut Bundle. I added some sparkle with the Red Shimmer trim as the band.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Sugar Skull Wreath

I have seen a couple really awesome wreaths made using strips of pattern paper around various sized rings. I decided it was time to make my own instead of just admiring them from a far.  So this weekend I sat down and designed my Halloween Sugar Skull Wreath.

jeepers-creepers-halloween-wreath-sugar-skull-flower-market-catscrapbooking-comI am so in love with the new Flower Market and used the fun Sugar Skull #md72cd2, Halloween banner #md72c8a and Daisy #mfadcf2. I used the Jeepers Creepers paper pack with Tangerine, Whisper, Slate and Black.

jeepers-creepers-halloween-wreath-detail-sugar-skull-flower-market-catscrapbooking-comHere is a close up of the details.  I used the Enamel and Glitter Duos Blue Dots on the Sugar Skull.

jeepers-creepers-halloween-wreath-detail-flower-market-catscrapbooking-comI used the new shimmer brush to add to sparkle to the flowers. I also used liquid glass in the center of the daisy flowers.

This wreath is made by wrapping 1.5 inch by 12 inch strips around a 14 inch foam wreath.

Happy Crafting!

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Fall Banner

I know I should have been working on my personal layout challenge and now will have another week that I will miss 🙁 .  But I did create a super cool project that I have been wanting to accomplish for two years.  I made a Summer Banner and have been wanting to make one for all the seasons.  Here is my Fall one and I am LOVING the new CTMH Flower Market!!!!

flower-market-enchantment-fundamental-fall-home-decor-catscrapbooking-comHere is what each of the tiles look like up close.  I found these last year at Michaels they are 4 x 4 inch burlap tiles.

flower-market-fall-banner-sunflowers-tile-1-catscrapbooking-comI repeated this same tile at the bottom as well.

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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:

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Sticky Boy

This past spring I sent a valentine to Sticky Boy back at Home Office of CTMH as part of a contest.  From those Valentines that were received 10 were selected to win a Sticky Boy!!! My card was one of those cards.  Since Sticky Boy really only appears at Close to My Heart Convention, I decided it would only be appropriate to bring him with me.  I designed this badge to wear while I was at Convention in hopes of finding him. Or at least celebrate those lucky few who did find him.

Stickyboy ~ Ctmh convention 2016 ~ Catscrapbooking.comTo make him I used the awesome Magical paper pack which is perfect for celebrating Disney!!

I am now home from convention and all I can say is WOW!!! I am so excited for all the fun and new goodies that will be coming your way August 1st.  I will be working behind the scenes to make some fabulous artwork with these new products. I can show you some sneak peeks on my Instagram account but will not be able to share anything here until August.

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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