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 ~

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 ~









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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Do you have a planner? Or are you all digital?  I tried doing the digital thing but there is something to be said about writing it as it helps me remember things but it is then in front of me.  I also get a sense of accomplishment when I can cross off things on my to do list.  Well have you heard the AWESOME news??? Close to My Heart is coming out with their own planner!!!! Starting today you can order yours for 2016.

1512-cc-planners-gonna-plan-usFor this month you can get all the items in this photo for only $29.95 ~  That is a great deal!!! Here it the breakdown of what you will be getting with this bundle.

Z3208   Everyday Life™ Album — Black ($10.95 USD/$13.25 CAD)
Z3209 Everyday Life™ 2016 Planner Pages ($15.95 USD/$18.95 CAD)
Z3212 Everyday Life™ Perfect Plan Roller Stamp ($8.95 USD/$10.50 CAD)
Here is a video which will show you just how awesome this new planner is!

This bundle is only available for the month of December so be sure to get yours today and start the year off on the right foot.  Just go to my website HERE and enter CC1059.  I cannot wait for mine to arrive!!!
Happy Crafting!
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Wine Tags part 2

As promised here are the two holiday wine tags I designed.  These would be great to give as gifts to anyone on your list. If you missed my post from Monday be sure to check it out HERE as I feature two other wine tags plus links to the two I designed last year.

Winter Cheer polar bears on Ice burg wine tag ~ catscrapbooking@gmail.comI so love these cute polar bears which are wafer thin dies I got from Top Dog Dies.   I used Glacier cardstock and the Confetti Embossing folder.  I then cam back and sanded the embossed dots to look like snow.  I used our watercolors to add the shadows on the ice burg.  I used our White Glitter paper with the snowflake dies in the set. The “winter cheer” is from a retired stamp set Polar Bear Holiday.  I then added a two of the Enamel and Glitter Duo Dots.

White Pines Deer Wine Tag 1 ~ Miracle of Christmas ~ White Pines Deer Wine Tag 2 ~ Miracle of Christmas ~ CatScrapbooking.comFor these tags I used White Pines with the Miracle of Christmas stamp set.  I love this deer!  I stamped the deer in Momento ink then used the watercolors.  I then fussy cut the deers.  I did use the retired stamp set Polar Bear Holiday for the sentiment “Winter Cheer”.

Happy Crafting!

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Wine Tags Part 1

This time of year we start to think about saying thanks and giving gifts.  Yes, I know it is hard to believe Christmas will be here next month.  Well often we say thank you by bringing a bottle of wine.  So what would be better than a great wine tag.  No need for gift wrap or a fancy bag, just put one of these on and your recipient will comment on how unique it is.  Here are two tags which I designed which would be great for Thanksgiving or really any time.

Good Cheer Sangria Wine Tag ~

This tag was designed using the Sangria paper pack, Thankful Heart B1463, and Harvest Wreath D1662.  I stamped the pumpkin and leaves (using a mask) with Momento ink then watercolored them.Sangria Wine Tag ~ catscrapbooking.comThis wine tag was also used with the Sangria paper and colors.  I used the White Pines Card WOTG stamp set to make the wreath using Cashmere, Pomegranate, Poppy and Fern.  I then use the “thanks” from A Thousand Thanks C1625 with Eggplant ink.

If you liked these but were thinking of making one for the Christmas Holidays then stay tuned as Wednesday I will be showing two more. You can also check out these links to ones I designed last year.

Polar Bears with Snowhaven

Christmas Wreath

Happy Crafting,

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Everything ABC’s ~ X

Welcome to the Everything ABC Blog Hop!

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

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from LINDA NORMAN’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 on Linda’s blog HERE.

The letter “X” is especially challenging when you are trying to thing of how it can relate to crafting so I am going to stretch it a bit.  I have been working on items for the craft fair I am participating in which is today ~ EEK.  I have been so busy preparing and hoping things will sell well as this is the first time I have done one.  Anyway, I have been working on holiday goodies and since Christmas is some times shortened to X-Mas, I am going to go with that as my “X” element.  Along with the eXcitement that has been building for this Craft Fair.  Now for my project:Animal Greetings ~ Holiday Treat Topper ~ Cat

Here is a close up of each of the animals.Moose Treat Topper ~ Animal Greetings ~

Racoon Holiday Treat Topper ~ Animal Greetings ~

Bear Holiday Treat topper ~ Animal Greetings ~

I so love those cute little critters on the Operation Smile Stamp Set Animal Greeting D1679.  Not only is the stamp set just adorable with every stamp set sold CTMH will donate $7 to Operation Smile!!!  I wanted to make them festive for the holidays so I cut little Santa hats for them.  I did this using a SVG file with my Silhouette.  I used Momento ink to stamp the moose, raccoon and bear on the watercolor paper circles.  Then I used the watercolors to color them.  I found these 1X8″ plastic sleeves which I filled with M&M’s and tied them on using some ribbon.  I just think they are adorable and hope the shoppers do too.

Now it is time to hop on over to DONNA LONG’S Blog and see what she has created for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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