Stampaganza Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampaganza Blog Hop!!!

You will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  For this hop we are featuring artwork which showcases our fantastic special this month with Stampaganza.  So you will be seeing art work featuring a variety of stamps sets which are retiring soon, but you can still purchase and get a deal!! This month when you buy any two stamp sets and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE!

If you are just arriving here from MELISSA ROBINSONS 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 12 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I realized I created this card for my son’s teacher this year and never shared it, so I thought this would be a great time to do so.

I used the adorable School Kids stamp set and dies.  I used my ShinHan Markers to color the little boy and school.  I used Cranberry, Toffee and Black cardstock.  The Alphabet pattern paper is from the the now retired Enchantment Fundamentals.  I then used my back pen to doodle the dashes.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare 297 ~ Glacier, Nutmeg and Sorbet

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #297 we are challenging you to use (All and Only) these CTMH Colors: GLACIER, NUTMEG, and SORBET.  You are able to use neutrals – Black and White in your design.

I really was not sure what I wanted to create with these colors so I decided I would look through my stamps for an inspiration.  I found the my GO WILD stamp set and knew this was the one.

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 #297 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page or even on Pinterest.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare 293 ~ Sapphire, Silver and Canary

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #293 we are challenging you to use (All and Only) these CTMH Colors: SAPPHIRE, SILVER  and CANARY.  You are able to use neutrals – Black and White in your design. You can check out the rules HERE.

Here is a fun and simple card!

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 #293 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday. May 31, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #271 ~ Beary Christmas

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #271 offers a very versatile color selection using the palette from CTMH Paper Pack “Beary Christmas”. So many colors to choose from…and you are in charge.  Challenging you to use at least 3 (including neutrals) and as many as 9 of these CTMH Colors: Fern, New England Ivy, Cranberry, Glacier, Tangerine, White Daisy, Pebble, Pewter and Charcoal.

I love this fun paper pack!  I wanted to use some of the cute PML Cards that come with the papers.

For this card I used the cute racoon PML card.  I trimmed it to 4 x 5 1/4.  I when used the Wreath stamp set and coordinating die to stamp and cut on New England Ivy with New England Ivy ink. I then colored the leaves using my Shin Hann marker ~ Leaf Green. I then added a few Red Gems.  I stamped the Merry Christmas stamp set in Cranberry.

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 #271 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday December 7, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Share a Smile Blog Hop

Welcome to the Share a Smile Blog Hop!

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 adorable Punny Pals stamp set and the Thin Cuts that are only available this month.

If you are just arriving here from WENDY KESSLER 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 19 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I love the 3 x 3 cards that are available for this months Operation Smile promotion.  The cards kit is fabulous but you can totally design your own.

I chose to use Falling For You paper pack and accent with the G0ld Glitter paper.   I cut the Goldrush circle at 1 3/4 inch and used the 2 inch circle die to cut the gold glitter. I used watercolors to color the cute puppy.

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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Cats & Bats ~ Happy Halloween

If you have followed me at all then you know that Halloween is one of my most favorite times of the year.  I love to decorate for Halloween, carve pumpkins and so much more!  I wanted to share some Halloween cards I put together.

How adorable is this cat?? I am totally having fun with this paper pack.

Happy Crafting!

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National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the Live Beautifully Month Blog Hop!

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 wonderful Live Beautiful promotion!!  I know this month is National Scrapbooking Month and these papers lend themselves beautifully to scrapbooking but they can also be used to make cards!

If you are just arriving her from WENDY KESSLER’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 18 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

For this card I used the Live Beautifully stamp set with Thistle and New England Ivy.

I decided to try to water color the white gold floral paper.  I have to say I though it would take the color better but it did alright.

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Color Dare 241 ~ White Daisy, Lemon, Raspberry, & Willow

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #241 we are challenging you to combine WHITE DAISY, LEMON, RASPBERRY, and WILLOW.

For this challenge I had the so pretty Live Beautiful Stamp set sitting on my desk so it called to me.  Here is what I came up with.

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 #241 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday May 4, 2017 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 Blog Hop ~ Letter L

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

ABC's Blog BadgeThis week we will be featuring the letter “L”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “L” 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 was originally planning on using this months stamp set The Long Way Home, but while thinking of what I wanted to do I notices the LOUISIANA stamp set sitting on my desk.  I then changed course and designed this LAYOUT from our visit to New Orleans to visit Family.

ABC's L ~ Florence & Jubilee ~ Louisiana ~ Family ~CatScrapbooking.comFor this layout I combined the new Florence paper pack with and old paper pack, Jubilee.

Here are the products used for this layout:

  • Paper Packs ~ Florence X721B  and Jubilee (retired)
  • Cardstock ~ Colonial White and Whisper
  • Ink ~ Indian Corn Blue (retired) and Ruby
  • Stamp Sets ~ Louisiana M1078 and Dated E1031
  • Florence Sequins Z3213
  • Cricut ~ Artbooking ~ Family Vacation #m58111 and Artphilosophy – tab #m428ba

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:

  1. Catherine Nowak ~ You are Here

Happy Crafting!

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My Layout Challenge #10

Well I almost thought I was not going to make it this week.  I was a busy week and every opportunity I had to work on my layout was met with a bit of creative block.  But I had a break through and was able to complete this layout.

Regatta ~ Happy place ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis was the last layout of our rained out Florida trip from two years ago.  This day was our only sunny day which was our first official day, since we arrive a day late due to missed connections – a whole other story….

Products used for this layout:

Happy Crafting!

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