Cricut Flower Market Blog Hop

Welcome to the Flower Market Blog Hop!

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Today you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  Today we are featuring artwork which showcases the Cricut Flower Market Cartridge.

If you are just arriving her from JEN RUBIO’S Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ 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.   For this hop we have about 22 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

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flower-market-pretty-poinsettia-citysidewalk-catscrapbooking-comFor both of these cards I used the City Sidewalks Paper pack.  The sentiment comes from the Christmas Down Under stamp set.  I actually made a mistake when I cut the poinsettias, I had planned to cut on white cardstock and then stamp in Cranberry.  However I was not thinking so I grabbed Cranberry cardstock.  So instead of tossing them I decided to stamp the Pretty Poinsettia with VersaMark and use white embossing powder.  I actually love the way it turned out.

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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My Layout Challenge #14

I am still going strong on my personal layout challenge.  In case you missed my layout #13 you can find it on last Sunday’s post with my Stampers with an Attitude blog hop you can find it HERE.  This week I tackled one of the layout that I have been putting off.  Every year I scrapbook our Christmas card, it is generally not my most exciting layout but I want to include it in my albums.  This one is from 2010 and is one of four layouts I have left to do from that year. Layout Challenge #14 ~ Christmas Card layout ~ CatScrapbooking.comFor this project I used the following products:

Happy Crafting!

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Everything ABC’S ~ Z

Welcome to the Everything ABC Blog Hop!

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

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from DIANA SAUNDERS’ 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.

The letter “Z” can also be a difficult letter to come up with ideas for there is always the ZipStrips at the top of the Close to My Heart paper.  But I thought I remembered a fancy fold card that started with “Z” so I went to my Pinterest  boards and there it was…..Upright Z Fold card.  So that is what I set out to make. Here is the final product then I will walk you through the steps.

Upright Z Fold front ~ White Pines ~ ABC's Z ~ CatScrapbooking.com This is what is looks like from the front. Now let me show you how it was made.Upright Z-fold card Step 1 ~ ABC's Z ~ CatScrapbooking.comStarting with an 11″x 4 1/4″ piece of paper which will be you card base and your final card will be 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ when folded flat. Score along horizontal edge at 2 3/4″ and at 5 1/2″.
Upright Z-fold card Step 2 ~ ABC's Z ~ White Pines ~ CatScrapbooking.comThen you will adhere your pattern paper to the top and bottom of the card.  You can use the same or mix up the paper.  The bottom measurement is 4 ” x 2 1/2″ and the top is 4″x 5 1/4″ (sorry I made a mistake on the text in the photo).Upright Z Fold Step 3 ~ White Pines ~ ABC's ~ CatScrapbooking.comZI cut the Holly Border #m418E9A from the Artisty cartridge cut at 1.01″ high by 3.62″ high.  I cut this three times two Fern and one in Chocolate.  The two fern ones I trimmed the fern looking leaves leaving the holly leaves and balls. In the photo above I am using the cocoa and the first fern cut.Upright Z Fold Step 4 ~ White Pines ~ ABC's Z ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere I am attaching the second Fern holly but I am only attaching it at the top.  This will allow me to slide the card front between the two Fern cuts and help hold the card in the Upright Z.  I added some gems.Upright Z Fold Step 5 ~ White Pines ~ ABC's Z ~ CatScrapbooking.com  I then attached the front panel which is cut at 3 1/4″ x 4″ and the insert which I embossed is cut at 3″ x 3 3/4″.Upright Z Fold side ~ White Pines ~ ABC's Z ~ CatScrapbook.comHere is the side view of the completed card.

Now it is time to hop on over to DARLYS RECKER’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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Christmas Cards ~ Studio J Style

Have you finished sending out your Christmas cards?  Don’t panic if you haven’t as you still have time.  I am wrapping up mine as we speak.  Last year I made over 200 cards for my husband and our personal cards.  This year the number stays the same but I turned to Studio J for the bulk of my cards.  I did still create all of the cards, but most of them were photo cards this year.  I wanted to share with you my Studio J cards as they are a fun and easy way to make cards for Holidays, Birthday invitations and Parties.

Studio J ~ Christmas Cards ~ Jingle & Mistletoe ~ CatScrapbooking.comThe way I did these is using the No Limits pattern and I designed 3 different two page layouts then just printed multiple copies.  I was able to get four of the 4 X 8″ cards on each 12×12″ layout using the Jingle paper collection.  For the Believe cards I was able to get six 4×6″ cards per layout and used the Mistletoe paper collection.

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These are both using the Believe paper collection.  I did change the blue polka-dot paper to the red and green by unchecking the full color under the pattern papers and selecting the color I wanted them to be.  I love this feature as it helps to give you more options.

I love the way I was able to design so many different cards some fun and some more traditional.

Happy Crafting!

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Yuletide Christmas Cards

I fell in love with a card that the talented WENDY COFFMAN designed using October’s SOTM and some of last years retired Yuletide paper.  I just knew the moment I saw it I was going to CASE it (copy and share everything, copy and selectively edit, & copy another scrapbookers efforts) what ever definition you see fit :-).

Yuletide ~ Twinkle SOTM ~ Artiste ~ CatScrapbooking.com Yultide ~ Twinkle ~ Christmas Card ~ Artiste ~ CatScrapbooking.comI so love this card and made few to sell at my up coming Craft Fair.  I hope you enjoy it too.

Happy Crafting!

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Christmas Cards ~ White Pines

Are you ready for some more Holiday cards?  Here are two that I designed after seeing Donna Digby’s design for Color Dare #165.  I loved her ornaments card and knew I needed to recreate one myself.  Here is the link to her original card.

Here is my take on the card:

White Pines ~ Artiste ~ Merry Christmas ~ catscrapbooking.comHere is the same card but with the Cranberry as the focus.White Pines ~ Artiste ~ Christmas Cards ~ CatScrapbooking.comI love the way the embossed background makes it look like snow falling.  Here is the full list of supplies used:

Happy Crafting!

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