September Stamp of the Month ~ Blessed Beyond Measure

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring September’s stamp of the month ~Blessed Beyond Measure (S1609) a set of 19.

SeptBadgeIf you are coming here from KRISTA HERSHBERGER’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 30 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

Blessed Beyond Measure - Sept 2016I really love the fall and this stamp set is so perfect for this time of year.  I made this card quickly and had fun using the different leaves and berries.

Blessed Beyond Measure ~ Rustic Home ~ Gratitude Card ~ Artbooking ~ CatScrapbooking.comFor this card I used the Rustic Home paper pack as it is perfect for those fall looks with the wood grain.  I used Goldrush, Kraft, Fern, Poppy and Black inks. I really am loving those new ribbons!!

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 September and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

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

Happy Crafting!

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Mardi Gras Cats

I could not resist making another card using this months Stamp of the Month.  I am from New Orleans and love Mardi Gras.  I had an inspiration to make three Mardi Gras Cat.  Now I know Mardi Gras is still a ways away, this stamp set will not be available then.  So I could not wait to show you, so if you want this stamp set you must order by then end of this month.

Purr-fect Halloween Aug 2016This stamp set is only $5 with any qualifying $50 order.

Purr-fect Halloween ~ Mardi Gras Cats ~ Wateroloring ~ CatScrapbooking.comI had so much fun watercoloring those kitties!  Yes I did do a bit of fussy cutting but it was so worth it!!! Don’t you just love the new shimmer brush to ass sparkle any where you want it?  I added it to the masks and the hats.

Happy Crafting!

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August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Purr-Fect Halloween

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring August’s stamp of the month ~Purr-fect Halloween (S1608) a set of 17.

Purrfect Halloweeen badgeIf you are coming here from TRACIE CASSIDY’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 25 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

Purr-fect Halloween Aug 2016I absolutely adore this stamp set!  I am a huge Halloween fan and not to mention it features my nickname :-). I am looking forward to doing so fun creations with this stamp set.  The first idea that came to mind was this card.

Purr-fect Halloween ~ Aug SOTM 2016 ~ Watercoloring ~ Artbooking ~ CatScrapbooking.comI watercolored the background as I wanted to give the effect of a midnight sky with the moon coming through.  I realized I could not use a black cat so I went for an orange kitty.

Here is the list of products used to create this card:

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 August and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

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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June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ The Long Way Home

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring June’s stamp of the month ~The Long Way Home (S1606) a set of 15.

June SOTM BadgeIf you are coming here from MICHELLE STEWART’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 25 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

June SOTM ~ The Long Way HomeI was planning to design a card but as I started to look at this stamp set I realized it would work better as a layout.  So I went to my stash of photos and came up with the perfect layout.   I do apologize as the photos they did not turn out as well as I hoped.

Zoe Layout ~the Long way home ~ Visiting Friends ~ CatScrapbooking.comI really like how well these stamps work with my layouts.

Zoe Visiting Friends left ~ The long way home ~ CatScrapbooking.comI did have fun with this adorable van.  I actually used three ink colors on it.

Zoe Visiting Friends right ~ The long way home ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is the full list of products used:

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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May Stamp of the Month ~ Celebrate with Cake

April Stamp of the Month ~ Life in Pictures

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring April’s stamp of the month ~Life in Pictures (S1604) a set of 13. AprSOTM2016If you are coming here from JEN RUBIO’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 28 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

Live in Pictures ~ March SOTM 2016

I decided to use this fun stamp set for a layout which I will count as thirteenth layout in my personal layout challenge.  Life in Pictures ~ Photo Op ~ Fundamentals ~ 3 photo layout ~ CatScrapbooking.comI decided to emboss the cameras and then I colored them in with my Shin Han markers.

Life in Pictures detail #2 ~ Camera ~ CatScrapbooking.com

Life in Pictures detail 1 ~ camera ~ catscrapbooking.com

Here is the full list of supplies used:

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

Happy Crafting!

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March Stamp of the Month ~ Sunshine Birdies

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring March’s stamp of the month ~Sunshine Birdies (S1603) a set of 11.  MarchSOTM2016If 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 over 35 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.1603 Sunshine BirdiesWhen I saw these cute birds, I thought about coloring so I decided to create my own pattern paper and have a bit of adult coloring time.  Here is how I did it.

Adult Coloring ~ Sunshine Birdies 1 ~ March SOTM ~ CatScrapbooking.comI random stamped the birds, branch, and butterflies on my cardstock with Momento ink.  I decided to add in some flowers which came from Woodland Romance D1683.   I then took out my ShinHan markers and had a great time coloring.

Adult Coloring ~ Sunshine Birdies ~ March SOTM ~ CatScrapbooking.comI have to be honest in saying once I finished coloring I was not really sure what I planned to do :-)…. I just was so exited to color.  Well after thinking on it for a while this is what I decided to do.

Sunshine Birdies ~ You Makke Me Happy ~ Adult coloring ~ CatScrapbooking.comSo I decided t0 trim my colored cardstock and then cut into strips.  I then cut a Flower #m3faee from Artbooking.  I then masked off the You Make Me Happy and inked in Momento, Lagoon and Pomegranate. I then came back and colored the You and Make with my ShinHan markers.

Here is the full list of products used:

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

Happy Crafting!

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Balloon Animals ~ Sock Monkey

I fell in love with this AWESOME card designed by Artsy Margi ~ Check it out HERE.  She saw the adorable monkey on the Balloon Animals as a sock monkey which is so clever.  So of course I wanted to give it a try.  Here is my take ~

Balloon Animals Monkey ~ Share the Love ~ Sock Monkey ~ CatScrapbooking.comI combined the two exclusive stamp sets which are only available this month ~ Balloon Animals S1602 and Share the Love CC1060 .  I followed Artsy Margi in using Chocolate ink and Desert Sands to create the sock monkey.  I stamped two monkeys one in each color.  I then cut the Desert Sands and pieced it on the Chocolate.
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Since the Balloon Animals and Share the Love stamp sets are only available this month, be sure to order yours before they are gone!!!

Happy Crafting!

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Balloon Animals ~ Bunny

Have you seen the adorable Stamp of the Month for February??? As you know every month Close to My Heart offers one stamp set which is only available that month and can be purchased for $5 with any qualifying $50 order.   And this months is do cute!!!!12357011_10208347768278067_8488060602575456311_o Here is a cute bunny card.

Balloon Animals ~ bunny ~ hip hip hooray ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is the list of supplies used to make this card:

Happy Crafting!

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February Stamp of the Month ~ Balloon Animals

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring February’s stamp of the month ~Balloon Animals (S1602) a set of 13.

FebSOTM2016If you are coming here from VICKIE ODELL’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 over 35 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.12357011_10208347768278067_8488060602575456311_o

Don’t you just love these adorable balloons???? I love them! Here is the card that I came up with.Balloon Animals ~ Jungle card ~ Birthday Card ~ artistry ~ embossed ~ CatScrapbooking.comFor this card I punched three 1 1/2″ circles into a wood grain embossed cardstock.  I used the rock-n-roll technique with a twist on the animals.  The monkey was inked in Desert Sand then rolled in Chocolate.  I then came back with a tissue and removed a bit of the ink on the nose.  I then took a dauber with Champagne and inked the nose.  The giraffe was inked in Saffron and then rolled in Saddle.  The elephant was inked in Whisper then rolled in Slate.  I then took a tissue and removed a little of the ink in the ears, then using the dauber added a little Cotton Candy.  Then each animal was fussy cut.  The leaves are Artistry leaf #m411e88 and leaf border #m418c8f.

Here is my full list of supplies used:

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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