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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flower-market-enchantment-fundamentals-tile-a-fall-catscrapbooking-comflower-market-sunflowers-enchantment-fundamentals-tile-l-fall-catscrapbooking-comflower-market-enchantment-fundamentals-tile-l-fall-catscrapbooking-comI am so pleased the way this turned 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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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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Will you be my Valentine???

I made some simple valentine’s for my son’s class. I found on Pinterest a printable Lego Starwars figure and you insert a glow bracelet. Here is the PIN.  My son loved them but then said he wanted to give valentines to some of his friends in the neighborhood.  So I picked up some Dove chocolate hearts and made these adorable arrows.  I cannot take credit for them as one of my fellow consultants Keeley Kirwan made them and posted on Facebook.  They have been on my mind so now I had an excuse to make them.

Dove Valentines Arrows ~ Charming Cheverons ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is a close up of the two;

Valentine Dove Arrows ~ Charming Cheverons ~ CatScrapbooking.comFor the Girl version I used Pixie, Smoothie, Hollyhock and Ruby.  For the Boy version I used Crystal Blue, Sapphire and Cranberry (the lighter red is second generation Cranberry).  I used the Charming Chevrons A1150 and Holiday Tags D1560 stamp sets. Along with Silver Foil Tape Z3031.

Happy Crafting!

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2016 Planner Ideas

Are you ready to start the new year off on the right foot?  Do you need to get your life more organized?  Well then you need to get your hands on this AWESOME Planner by Close to My Heart!!  During December, you can get your hands on the new, gorgeous Everyday Life™ album from Close To My Heart, the accompanying Everyday Life 2016 planner pages, and the coordinating Everyday Life Perfect Plan roller stamp in an exclusive product bundle for only $29.95. That’s over 15% off the retail price! With the new Everyday Life line, you’ll experience “memory keeping on the go” as you track your water intake, stamp reminders, keep appointments, and tuck away precious memories—plus much more—all at once! You do not want to miss this.

5746b11f-080a-4fef-b07b-3dfbb70306c2I have been having so much fun decorating and organizing my 2016 planner.  I wanted to share with you a couple things you can do to your planner.  Lets start with adding a pocket folder.   I ordered the My Crush Everyday Life Pages Z3210 as I was curious to see how I could incorporate them into my planner.  They are pretty cool and a great addition to the planner but would be great if you are interested in creating an album.  Here is how I used the pages to make a pocket folder.

Planner Pocket ~ CatScrapbooking.comIsn’t this a great feature?  And now I will show you how easy this is to make.  Plus if you make it to the end you will get to see my cute animal clips which are hiding in this photo.

Planner Pocket step 1 ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis is taking one of those My Crush Everyday Life Pages Z3210 and cutting it in half.  Then Making a tick mark at 2″ from bottom on short side and 3 1/4″ along the top long side. Planner Pocket Step 2 ~ CatScrapbooking.comI then used those two tick marks and put on my score board.  I scored a straight line between those tick marks. Planner Pocket Step 3 ~ CatScrapbooking.com

I used the new Limeade Washi Tape Z3198, the pink washi to be exact to attach the two halves to form the pocket. ****UPDATE ****** I recommend using a wider Washi tape as the seam does pop up a bit with the thin washi.Planner Pocket Step 4 ~ CatScrapbooking.comFront view.

Planner Pocket Step 5 ~ CatScrapbooking.comUsing Score tape I ran a strip along the bottom of each pocket.  This will be adhered to the pocket page. Planner Pocket Step 6 ~ CatScrapbooking.comNow are you ready to see those adorable critters??  Well I saw on Facebook and Instagram an adorable critter clip by Michele Rowley.  When I saw here I knew I needed to make some of these and here they are.

Planner Wolf Pup Clip ~ CatScrapbooking.comPlanner Fox Clip ~ CatScrapbooking.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I made the wolf pup using a SVG file with my Silhouette.  The fox is cut with my Cricut Explore subscription. I have one more I am considering making ~ a moose.  Then my favorite wild critters will all be represented :-).

Happy Crafting!

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Christmas Cheer ~ Wine Tag

Merry Christmas!!! I hope you are having a wonderful day surrounded by family and friends. We are spending a fun filled day at home with just the four of us (this includes our four legged family member).

In celebration of Christmas I thought it would be fitting to share some Christmas Cheer.  More specifically a Christmas Cheer wine tag, that I created to decorate a gift.Christmas Cheer ~ White Pines ~ Wine Tag ~ Artistry ~ CatScrapbooking

Products used to create this tag:

Happy Crafting!

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Believe Shadow Box

So one of our fellow Close to My Heart consultants Michelle Snyder, designed this fabulous layout in our Colonial White Shadow Box as a Operation Smile fundraiser.  The response was so overwhelming that she shared her creation with her fellow convention going consultants.  I truly love this layout and will look forward to hanging it every year.

Believe Shadow Box ~ White Pines ~ CatScrapbooking.comIsn’t this just beautiful!  Just remember at the end of this month you will no longer be able to order the White Pines Paper pack.

Happy Crafting!

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Ornaments ~ Designer Creations Mini Frames

Have you seen the adorable Mini Frames in the Holiday Expressions Idea Book??  These are adorable frames which can not only be used in you scrapbook layouts but can also be used at gifts.  If you look on page 32 you can see how they show the frames as ornaments.  I love this idea and sold them at the craft fair and plan to give them as gifts.  They are fabulous as they hold a 2″ x 3″ photo.

Designer Creations Mini Frames ~ Ornaments ~ photo frames ~ CatScrapbooking.comI added a little Silver, Gold and Red Shimmer trim along with Fundamental Assortment Cranberry Z3101 bows.  I love these.Designer Creations Mini Frames 1 ~ Photo Ornaments ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is the full list of supplies used:

Happy Crafting!

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