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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Anniversary Card

Today is my 16 year wedding anniversary! I wanted to create a fun card for our anniversary so I went to my Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge.  While I was flipping through I saw this cute design and thought it would be perfect.

Magical ~ Anniversary Card ~ Artfully Sent ~ CatScrapbooking.com

Here is the inside of the card.

Magical ~ Anniversary Card inside ~ Artfully Sent ~ CatScrapbooking.comFor this card I used the following products:

Happy Crafting!

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Technique Blog Hop ~ Let’s Interact

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

Let's Interact HopThis month we are featuring a Interactive type items!  What do we mean by interactive well there are moving parts that may pop up, move, or slide.   If you just hopped onto my blog or arrived from DANIELLE WAGNER’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 decided to modify one of the cards on the Artfully Sent cartridge to make it more interactive.

Interative card ~ Birthday Wishes ~ Fox ~ Artfully Sent ~ CatScrapbooking.comI love this scene card and usually it would flip up and the fold is along the top.  I decided to modify it by making it a slide card.  I closed the left and bottom sides by using adhesive.  I made the insert care a bit smaller so it could slide out.

Interative card open ~ Birthday Wishes ~ Fox ~ Artfully Sent ~ CatScrapbooking.comI used whisper ink to darken the edges of the trees and then used a strip of whisper cardstock behind each tree.

Here is the full list of supplies used:

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

Here is the full list of participants:

Happy Crafting!

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Featured Product Hop ~ Mother’s Day Theme Stamps

Hello and welcome to our CTMH Featured Products Blog Hop. This week our featured product is Mother’s Day Theme Stamps.  We actually have several Mother’s Day theme stamp sets available.  I chose Flowers for Mom B1473.

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If you have just joined us you can start here and continue on, as this is a circular hop. If you came here from ANNETTE CLARK’s Blog then you are in the right place.  The full list of participants is listed below in case you get lost.  Now on to my project:

Mother's Day Card ~ Penelope and Kaleidoscope ~ CatScrapbooking.comI played around with the pigment inks to apply the ink to the stamp using a dauber.  I combined Penelope paper pack with Kaleidoscope paper pack.

Here is the full list of supplies used:

Thank you for checking out my project.  If you enjoyed my project please comment below as we love feedback! Next on our blog hop is LAUREN MOORE’s BLOG. Make sure to check out her amazing work featuring this same product.

See you on Wednesday May 4th as we will be featuring the Artistry Cricut Cartridge!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #183 ~ Crystal Blue, Honey, Pear, Thistle and White Daisy

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #183 we are featuring  CRYSTAL BLUE, HONEY, PEAR, THISTLE and WHITE DAISY.Color Dare 183 blog badge

I have been designing a new planner todo list for each month, just to mix it up and have fun.  Since this month is Easter, I thought it would be fun to use Penelope for this.

Color Dare #183 ~ Penelope ~ ToDo List March ~ CatScrapbooking.comThe eggs are from Art Philosophy #m4462d and the bunny is from Artfully Sent #m1067bd.  Color Dare #183 ~ Penelope ~ March Todo List detail ~ CatScrapbooking.comI could not resist adding a googlie eye.

Color Dare 183 ~ Penelope ~ Easter Theme Todo list ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere it is in my planner.

Products used for this project:

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 #183 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday March 10, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Penelope Artfully Sent Card

I was playing around one of the Artfully Sent images to design a card using Penelope. I decided to hide the contour lines for the card so the cuts would be small and be just the flowers, leaves and ribbon.  In hindsight it would have been easier to cut the card then just paper piece the flower, ribbon and leaves behind… c’est la vie!

Penelope Celebrate Card ~ Artfully Sent Flowers ~ CatScrapbooking.comGranted this was a bit tedious trying to line up all the small pieces, but in the end I am pleased the way it turned out.

Products used for this card:

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Technique Blog Hop ~ Kissing is for Stamping

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This month we are featuring the Kissing Technique!  Have you heard of this technique??  Well the way it works is you ink up one stamp then take a second stamp with no ink and touch or kiss the inked stamp.  The result is a pattern on the stamp image.  If you just hopped onto my blog or arrived from WENDY KESSLER’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 haven not used this technique a lot but have tried it a couple of times.  Decided to make those adorable balloon animals in this months stamp of the month have a pattern.  Check it out…

Kissing Technique ~ Penelope ~ Balloon Animals ~ Celebrate ~ Artfully Sent ~ CatScrapbooking.comYou can see that the Elephant and Horse have polka-dots.  I inked up the elephant then using the cluster of dots from the Balloon Animals stamp set I randomly stamped the inked elephant stamping the dots off on a piece of scratch paper between each “kiss”.  Then once the entire elephant was random stamped, I then stamped the elephant. I repeated the process for the horse too.

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Now hop on over to PRISCILLA GOTHAM ’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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Color Dare #177 ~ White, Whisper, Peacock & Crystal Blue

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #177 we are featuring  WHITE DAISY, WHISPER, PEACOCK & CRYSTAL BLUE.

Color Dare 177I love the blues and tried to come up with something which would look great as blues.  Since I have a little boy my thought gravitate to him.  I was looking thorough my Artfully Sent Cricut booklet for boy ideas when I came to page 28 and inspiration took over.

Space ship ~ Outta this world ~ Color Dare 177 ~ Artfully Sent ~ Boy Card ~ CatScrapbooking.comTo create this card I used images #MCBA98 and #M100BC3 from Artfully Sent.  I did this in Design Space and manipulated the cut lines to cut the parts of the images I wanted with out having to cut the full image and only use a part (as I hate to waste my precious paper 🙂 ).

Here is the full list of supplies used:

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 #177 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday January 28, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Planners Gonna Plan

Have you heard and seen the buzz about the new Close to My Heart Planners???  Well I love organization and planners so I was excited about this new product.  I was able to spend some time working on my planner this weekend.  I really love it!! I love the colors and that it has the week on two pages vs my single page planer I am currently using. I wanted to show you how it looks and how I am using it.

2016 CTMH Planner Month overview ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is the monthly overview. I used the stickers, washi tape and some of our papers to indicate things on my calendar.  I assigned a color washi tape/sticker for each member of my family and also have one to indicate couple and family time.  I also have my regularly schedule blog hops indicated with various circles and tabs.  This helps me stay up on things.  By the way if you look at some of the tabs you many not recognize some of those papers this is because they are from the soon to be released Penelope Paper pack.2016 CTMH Planner Weekly view 2 ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is what the weekly overview looks like.  I have the washi/sticker and tabs to indicate the same things on my monthly overview.  I used the new roller stamp to add menu to each day so I can plan my meals all on the same calendar instead of a separate one like I have been using.  I also used the birthday stamp on the roller to indicate a birthday then wrote who next to it.

2016 CTMH Planner Weekly view 1 ~ catscrapbooking.comI have to admit that the area to write to-dos or notes is not big enough for me as I currently uses a to do list for each day then transfer what is not done to the next.  I got creative and decided to create my own to do list and if I want I can change it every month if I want to look at something different.

To do list for 2016 CTMH Planner ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is a closer look.  I used the Artfully Sent cartridge and created one of the Framed Sleeve Cards #M101055 and cut it at 7.21″ high by 9.73″ wide.  This way I can slide in my to do lists in and change them out as needed. I actually created the inserts using the pocket cards and added the lines in Design Space.  So I just send it to my printer and using a black pen in the first holder I don’t have to draw lines, the Cricut does all the work 🙂  If you are wondering about the adorable flowers well this is another sneak peak at Springtime Wishes Stamp set and cut them using Springtime Wishes thin cuts.  I used my watercolor paper and paints.

To do list for 2016 CTMH Planner detail 2 ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is a closer look at how they slide in and out.  I am so happy the way this planner is working out that I can’t wait to start using it full time …. Only two more weeks!!!!

Now don’t you want your own??? Well what are you waiting for??? You can order your own 2016 planner now.  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! This offer is only available while supplies last, so plan to place your order early in the month and start 2016 off right.  Here is the link.

5746b11f-080a-4fef-b07b-3dfbb70306c2I will be sharing some other documents I have been crating to go with my planner like a freezer inventory, grocery list and blog social media chart.

Happy Crating and Organizing!

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Santa Gift Card Holders

I decided to make my life a little easier this year with gift giving.  All of family lives out of state so every year we need to ship gifts.  My nieces and nephews for one of my brothers are getting to the age where finding the perfect gift is getting harder.  So I decided they will have a gift card Christmas.  Shipping will be a lot less.  But of course I need to design something to put them in.  I had seen some Santa belt style gift card holders on Pinterest.  I decided to design my own.

Santa Gift Holder with tag ~ CatScrapbooking.comI used Artfully Sent envelope and to make the buckle I used Artbooking with a little welding with a basic shape.  Here is the design space link to make the Gift Card holder.  I grabbed a tag I had made prior which is using a retired Stamp of the Month Home for the Holiday S1410.  I have to admit when I planned to make these I intended to use White Pines however I grabbed Ruby so I went with Yuletide.

Santa Gift Card Holder ~ CatScrapbooking.comI really love the way these turned out and it was so simple!!

Happy Crafting!

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