ABC’s Blog Hop ~ M

ABC's Blog Hop

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!

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

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at  LINDA’S BLOG ~ SCRAPPY THERAPY

If you came from LINDA’S BLOG ~ SCRAPPY THERAPY then you’re on the right track!

For my “M” element I am using a mask to design my own pattern paper.  I have has these Tattered Angels Glimmer Screens since 2010; however, I have never used them until now.  Yes I will admit I am a hoarder of sorts when it comes to scrapbooking supplies.  Isn’t that the way things are done :-).  Well it is the way I do things – I see something cool  so I purchase it, then tuck it away and forget to use it.  Well I recently did a major clean out and found them so I decided it was time to try them out.  So Mask was my primary “M” element but I also used Mirror as I used the mirror image.

I used the Close to My Heart Spray Pins and added some water, Pearl Paint and Sweat Leaf Re-Inker.   I laid the Glimmer Screen on my white cardstock and spritz.  Once I had the desired saturation I laid another piece of white cardstock over the Glimmer Screen and rubbed gently.  This top piece of paper took up the over-spray which was on the Glimmer Screen which resulted in the mirror image of the ink covering the Glimmer Screen.

Masking Technique_4466bIn this photo you see the cardstock I laid on top of the screen on the left, the cardstock which was spritz with the spray pin with the screen in place in the middle ans on the right you can make out the Glimmer screen.

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I then added a couple of flowers I cut using my silhouette with the Chantilly paper pack.  For the Sweet Leaf card base I used the lighter patten paper with Blush cardstock and for the Cotton Candy card base I used Cotton candy with the darker pink pattern paper to crate the flowers.  For the center of the flowers I used some brads from Micheal’s but added our Pink Glitter Gems as well as using them for interest on the the card.  The sentiment is from For Every Occasions D1184 which has been retired.

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is MARLOES AYSNELY ~ PapercraftswitheMarloes  hop on over and see what creation she has designed.

In case you get lost along the way…go to Scrappy Therapy  for a complete list of participants!

Happy Crafting!

December SOTM

Merry Christmas!! I can’t believe it is already Christmas Eve where does the time go?  We are getting ready for Santa to make his big arrival tonight.  I have been working on a couple of layouts that I have been wanting to post so I hope to be able to get a few posted in the next couple of days.   In the mean time I hope you enjoy this layout made with this months stamp of the month.

Bath time Layout_ Dec SOTM

The Stamp of the Month is only available during that month.  So this month it is Special Care and can be purchased from now until December 31 for $5 with any $50 qualifying order.  This is a great deal as this stamp set retails for $17.95!  Be sure you don’t miss out.

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I used the Chantilly paper for the background with Pear, Buttercup, Indian Corn Blue and Daisy White.  The overlay was cut using my Silhouette.

Happy Crafting!

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A Flowering Bunch Blog hop

576820_4950693567802_2052907171_nWelcome to our June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month’s stamp from Close to My Heart is “A Flowering Bunch” and is available exclusively through your Close to My Heart consultant from June 1 – 30, 2013.  You can purchase this stamp set for only $5 with a qualifying purchase.

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If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy’s blog – Love 2 Create .

If you came from Stephanie’s blog  of Quilted Scrapper then you are in the right place!

I really like this stamp set as it is so happy and cheery.  There are so many fun things you can create as you are experiencing with this blog hop.  I created a card for my project.

June SOTM Blog HopFor this card I used Crystal blue as the base.  I used my Martha Stewart fringe scissors to cut the grass and then used my quilling tool to curl the blades. I used the Chantilly B&T paper and Chantilly fabric to add some contrast.  I used my markers to add color to the stamped images.

I hope you enjoyed my card now hop on over to Traci’s blog Paper Crafting 101 .  Hope you enjoyed and are inspired!!

Here is  list of all of our participants:

  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
  2. Amber ~ Scrapper’s Therapy
  3. Theo~ Celebrate Crafts
  4. Jennifer~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
  5. Stephanie- Quilted Scrapper
  6. Cat ~ catscrapbooking  ** you are here**
  7. Traci ~Paper Crafting 101

CTMH – Roxybond Scrappers Team Blog Hop – Chantilly

Welcome to Roxybond Scrappers Team Blog Hop!!

Roxybonds Scrappers

We are featuring some of the new product lines from the Spring/Summer 2013 catalog.  This month we are showcasing the Chantilly paper line.

If you have come from Jen’s blog then you are on the right path. Your next stop with be Tess’s Blog.  This paper pack is so bright and colorful!  It has been fun and easy to create with this paper pack.  For this blog hop I created a layout and some cards.

Finished page kit 2 - Version 2

For this layout I used the Chantilly paper pack, Twilight, Sweat Leaf, Buttercup, Cotton Candy and Daisy White Cardstock.  I also used the Pink Glitter Gems and the Chantilly WOTG stamp set.  The inks I used were Twilight, Buttercup and Cotton Candy.

Happy thoughts Card 4 - Version 2

For this card I used my Silhouette to actually cut the shape of the leafs and flower – no more fussy cutting here!!!  I used the Happy Thoughts stamp set with Cotton Candy and Sweet leaf inks.  I then went back over the flower with Stickles to give the glitter look. I also used and embossing folder to emboss the Cotton Candy cardstock. I am becoming addicted (just like everything else with paper crafts)  to Washi tape  which is what I used to in the middle of the card.

Chantilly Iris Fold card 1 - Version 2

Iris fold cards are so much fun and such a neat way to bring color to a design.  I used my Silhouette to cut the dragonfly then used Chantilly paper strips along with another pink scrap I had to make the wings. The sentiment was stamped in Cotton Candy using For Every Occasion stamp set.

Chantilly Happy Birthday 4 - Version 3

I have to admit Pinterest is a great place to find inspiration and ever scrap-lift. I was always told that scrap-lifting is the best form of flattery.  Well I took my inspiration from a card that was made by Christine Adams.  I used Pear, Twighlight, Cotton Candy and Daisy White Cardstock.  To cut the Cotton Candy scalloped circles, I used a Spellbinders die.  I used my 1 1/4″ circle punch for the circles and then used the Chantilly WOTG and Perfect Fit- Birthday stamp sets.

I hope you enjoyed these creations and if you need to pick you any supplies you can find most of them on here on my CTMH website. Now hop on over to Tess blog and check out her wonderful creations!!

Jen Patrick: http://roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com

Cat Nowak: http://catscrabooking.wordpress.com/  <—- You are here

Tess: www.sassycricutcrafting.com

Emma: www.lillypadcrafts.blogspot.com

Karen: http://karenskraftycreations.blogspot.com/

Amber: www.scrapperstherapy.blogspot.com

Keeley: http://keeleyskreations.blogspot.com/

 

Using the New Fabric

So I am sure you have seen the fabric line in the Chantilly and For Always lines.  I have had fun using them on some cards and scrapbook layouts.  Using fabric is a great way to add a different dimension to your layout or cards. Using fabric can be different so if you want some tips in how to use them, here are a couple of videos.

If you want to know how to make a rosette using fabric, here is a video I found on YouTube which will walk you through it.

Hopefully these videos will inspire you to try using fabric on your next design!  I know I will be so stay tuned….

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