July Stamp of the Month ~ From the Notebook

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring July’s stamp of the month ~From the Notebook (S1607) a set of 24.July2016If 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 around 17 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

July+SOTM+~+From+the+NotebookI really like this stamp set but was unsure of what I planned to create with it.  Having just gotten back from convention I have been playing catch-up.  But here is what I came up with…

From the Notebook ~ July 2016 SOTM ~ Magical ~ Celebrate Card ~ CatScrapbooking.com

For this card I used the following product:

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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Color Dare #187 ~ Greens with White Daisy

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #187 we are challenging you to combine White Daisy and any or 1, 2, 3 , 4 or all 5 of the following greens: Pear, Sweet Leaf, Fern, Topiary and New England Ivy.

CD #187

I decided to create using Pear and hints of Sweet leaf.

Color Dare #187 ~ Hello ~ Greens ~ catscrapbooking.comI white heat embossed the hello on watercolor paper, then watercolored over it.  I then came back and added some white splatters.

Here is the full list of products 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 #187 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday April 7, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Everything ABC’s ~ Letter G

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

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

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from DARLYS RECKER’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.

I decided to go with Georgie as my “G” element.  I really love this paper and only wish it had been released when I was still scrapbooking my son’s baby photos.  It still is really cute paper which can be used for baby cards and birthday cards, take a look….

Georgie ~ Baby Card 1 ~ CatScrapbooking.comI used watercolor on the White Daisy to create a background that the stork would show up on.

Georgie ~ Baby Card 2 ~ congratulations ~ CatScrapbooking.comI could not resist using these adorable elephants on a congratulations card.

Georgie ~ Happy Birthday ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis one I turned into a birthday card.

Here is the full list of products used:

Now it is time to hop on over to WENDY KESSLER’s BLOG and see what she has created for you today.

Here is the full list of participants in case you get lost.

Happy Crafting!

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Technique Blog Hop ~ Embossing Folders

Hello and welcome to our CTMH Featured Products Blog Hop. This week our featured product is Embossing Folders.

If you have just joined us you can start here and continue on, as this is a circular hop. If you came here from MELISSA ROBINSON’s Blog then you are in the right place. Now on to my project:

Embossed Heart Clover Card ~ Fundamentals ~ St. Patrick's Day Card ~ CatScrapbooking.comI cut the hearts from Artistry – Heart Medallions #m651703 and using hid contour lines feature so I only cut the heart.  I cut 8 hearts, four were left unembossed and placed beneath the embossed and scored heart.  I ran the remaining 4 hearts through 4 different embossing folders to create a unique clover.

Here is the full list of products 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 CORINNA’S CRAFTS. Make sure to check out her amazing work featuring this same product.

See you on Wednesday March 16th as we will be featuring Complements!

Happy Crafting!

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Everything ABC’s ~ Letter C

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

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

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from DONNA LONG’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.

For my letter “C” I decided to scrapbook a layout of one of our trips to the COLORADO Rail Road Museum on CHRISTMAS Eve which includes a COUPLE photos of a CABOOSE.  I COMBINED two paper packs, Urban and the CRANBERRY B&T from Jubilee (retired) along with COLONIAL white CARDSTOCK.  What is interesting is the paper from Jubilee and one of the Urban papers have a CRACKLE appearance. I also used my CRICUT to cut the title and RR signs.  Okay I know enough with the “C” words here is my layout.

Urban ~ CO RR Museum ~ CatScrapbooking.com  Supplies used for this layout:

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

Here is the full list of participants in case you get lost.

Happy Crafting!

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My Layout Challenge #3

I have given myself a challenge of designing at least one layout a week.  So far I am doing great and have actually designed more than that :-).  I have been wanting to design this layout and when I saw the adorable Spring Critters I knew they would make this layout work. Here is the layout I am using for my week #3 using a lot of the new product from the Seasonal Expressions Idea Book.

Penelope ~ Frog Layout ~ Spring Critters ~ CatScrapbooking.comI love these Spring Critters! It frog was perfect for this layout.

Here is the full list of supplies used to create this layout:

Check back again soon as I am always posting new artwork!

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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Nevermore Gift Card Set

I will be participating in my first Craft Fair next month so I have been busy working on items to sell.  I was looking through my pins on Pinterest and found two things which inspired me.  I found a card designed by Aaron Barron which combined Nevermore with the Paper Garden stamp set you can see it here.  I also found a Book Box which looked intriguing so I decided to give it a try.  Here is what I designed.

Nevermore Gift Card Box ~ Paper Garden ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis is the cover and what the cards look like I used Eggplant as the base cardstock.  On the cover I used four flowers where the cards only have two.  I used a retired embellishment for the center of the flower. Nevermore Gift Card Box ~ Paper Garden ~ CatScrapbooking.com

When you open the cover, which I secured with hook and loops there is a pocket which holds four 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ cards and envelopes.  Nevermore Gift Card Set open ~ Paper Garden ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is another view.  I really love the way this card and box turned out.  I actually designed a second one using a different stamp and paper, I will post it in a couple of days.

I thought I would share with you how to create this Book Style Card Box.  You will need two pieces ~ a 8 1/2″ x 11″ and a 3 ” x 8 1/2″ piece of cardstock.  Starting with the 8 1/2″ X 11″ piece of cardstock.Book Style Gift Box how-to #1 ~ CatScrapbooking.comThenBook Style Gift Box how-to #2 ~ CatScrapbooking.comNow with the 3′ X 8 1/2″  score as follows.Book Style Card Box how-to #3 ~ CatScrapbooking.comThen trim away these sections:Book Style Gift Card Box how-to #4 ~ CatScrapbooking.comBook Style Card Gift Box how-to #5 ~ CatScrapbooking.comAdd adhesive to secure the two pieces to make the box I used Scor Tape.Book Style Gift Card Box how-to #6 ~ CatScrapbooking.comThese are super easy to create and I believe will make great gifts and I hope sell well at the craft fair.

Full list of supplies:

  • Paper Pack ~ Nevermore X7198B
  • Cardstock ~ White Daisy & Eggplant
  • Ink ~ Thistle, Eggplant and Fern
  • Stamp Set ~ Paper Garden S1509 (retired)
  • Embellishments ~ Fern Z3093 and Thistle Z3040 Twine, Bulk Metal Flowers (retired)
  • Cricut ~ Artiste

Happy Crafting!

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Valentine’s Wreath

I think this is the first year I have been so prepared for Valentines or at least started early enough to make some fun things for Valentines.  I have to be honest I was not a big Valentine’s lover but this year I have been having fun making some festive decorations and valentines.  Today I wanted to share with you a wreath I designed using Heartstrings paper pack.  This is a Valentine’s themed paper but it really can be used for other occasions as well, I promise to show you more layouts using this paper pack in a non-valentines way in the near future.

Heartstrings Heart Wreath ~ Valentines ~ Catscrapbooking.comTo create this wreath I used my Cricut Explore and the Artiste Cartridge.  I really like using the design studio to see how the hearts would look prior to actually cutting them out.  It really helped with the sizing.  I used the hearts found on pages 49, 51 & 66.  I did tweak the sizing of a couple of the hearts by unlocking the size ratio.

Items used to create:

  • Heartstrings Paper Pack X7193B
  • Pixie Extra Thick Twine Z3035
  • Stuck on You Puffies Z3037
  • Glitter Paper Pink Z1922, Teal Z1991, & Black and Gray Z1829

Happy Crafting!

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Stampers with Attitude Blog Hop ~ Love Close to My Heart

Welcome to the Stampers with Attitude Blog Hop!! The Stampers with Attitude is the team lead by Kimberly Moss.  This month the Stampers with Attitude are going to be showcasing what we LOVE about Close to My Heart artwork.   If you are just hopping here from JEN PATRICK’S Bl0g  then you are in the right spot. 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 end of this blog.

Where do I even begin ….. There are so many things I love about Close to My Heart!!!  Lets see …. Paper, Stamps, Albums, Embellishments, friends, Art Philosophy, Artise, Artbooking, Artfully Sent, inks, colors….. you get the idea. I guess if I had to pick my top few things it would be:

1) the wonderful assortment of paper packs that are offered and the colors; as my true passion is for scrapbooking (although I really love all paper crafts).

2) the fun embellishment – whether it is ribbon, compliments, assortments, gems, I love them all but my go to embellishment is bling and shimmer trim.

3) the wonderful albums which are offered to hold all my memory keeping.

So let my share with you just some of the things I love about Close to My Heart with this layout I created using Heartstrings paper pack, shimmer trim and some hearts.

heartstrings layout ~ Valentine's Layout ~ Catscrapbooking.com

Now all I need is some photos from this years Valentine’s festivities, I don’t really have any plans yet but I will need to make sure I do something in order to use this layout 🙂

Heartstrings Valentines layout ~ catscrapbooking.comFor this layout I used the Artiste cartridge to cut the hearts.  The XOXO and scalloped border were cut using my Silhouette.

Items used:

  • Paper Pack ~ Heartstrings X7193B
  • Cardstock ~ Whisper, Lagoon, Hollyhock, and White Daisy
  • Embellishments ~ Red Enamel Hearts Z2009, White Shimmer trim Z3024
  • Ink ~ Whisper, Hollyhock, and Lagoon
  • Stamp Set ~ This Moment S1501

Your next stop is BELINDA MCLANE’S Blog, be sure to hop on over and see what she has created for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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