Color Dare #229 ~ Silver, Black, White Daisy, Pansy and Raspberry

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Guy Birthday Card

My husband’s birthday was last week and my son helped me pick out the design.  My son wanted to do a monster truck card as the theme.  Here is what I designed.

For this card I used Sugar Rush Paper pack and the Enchantment Fundamental Papers.  I used a retired stamp set Maximum Power D1564.  I used CTMH Archival Black ink and then used my watercolors to add color

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CTMH Technique Blog Hop ~ Crazy for Complements

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are featuring Complements!!   If you just hopped onto my blog or arrived from ANNEMARIE JULIAN’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 have been working on my 2017 calendar (yes I know we are half way into January) Well I finished it last weekend and just got it back from being bound.  I am so happy the way it turned out.  Using complements made embellishing my calendar a snap.  Here are a couple months to show you.

This page I use the School K-6 Complements.

For May I also used the School K-6 Complements.

For October I used the School K-6 Complements and My Boy Complements.

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

Catherine Nowak ~ You are Here

Happy Crafting!

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December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Thoughtful Flowers

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring December’s stamp of the month ~Thoughtful Flowers (S1612) a set of 14.

dec2016badgeIf 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 30 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

thoughtful-flowers-dec-2016I love these flowers and the fact they lend themselves so well to being colored.  I started by just stamping a lot of the flowers on Watercolor paper then decided which ones I wanted to use.  I chose the big flower in the lower corner then started painting.

thoughtful-flowers-december-sotm-catscrapbooking-comI chose one of the vases form Flower Market and cut it in Gold Glitter Paper.  Then cut a banner from Artistry.  The background paper is Whimsy Fundamentals.  Here is the same card but I added the Glaicier twine bow – not sure which one I like better….

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If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of September and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

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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Fun Sunburst Birthday Card

I saw a card on Pinterest which really inspired me so I decided to day when I had a couple of minutes I would replicated it.  Here is the original and here is mine.

Fundamentals ~ Birthday Card ~ Sunburst ~ CatScrapbooking.com

For this card I use the Adventure Fundamental papers Z3125 and the Balloon Wishes D1667.   I added the bitty sparkles and white stars.  I used my white pen to add the stitching.

Happy Crafting!

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July Card Workshop

I wanted to share with you today the cards I am offering for my July Card Workshop.  It will be held on Monday, July 25th at 6:30 pm.  We will be making the following 4 cards.

July Card Workshop CollageIf the first card ~ Make a Wish looks familiar that is because I posted it last week for the Color Dare #201.  Here is a close up of the other three cards.

Fundamentals ~ Celebrate ~ CatScrapbooking.com

This card was designed by Michelle Snyder using the Fundamental Paper Pack.  I love the color combination used for this card.

Urban ~ gears ~ birthday ~ Splatter ~ CatScrapbooking.com

This card I designed using the gears found on the Artiste Cricut Cartidge and the Urban Paper pack. I gave it a little splatter using my watercolor paints.Watercolor Smoosh ~ It's Your Day ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis card was designed using watercolor paint and using the smooshing technique.

I hope you may be able to join me at my card class.  Happy Crafting!

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Layout #28 ~ CTMH Convention 2014 Fun Run

Wow is time flying!!! I have been so busy since coming home from the 2016 Close to My Heart Convention.  My head is spinning with Ideas as I have been drooling over the new Annual Inspiration.  I managed to sneak some time in over the last two days to get a layout done so I can stay on target of a layout a week.

I decided it would be fitting to scrapbook a layout from the 2014 Close to My Heart Convention.  This was the first year that I attended convention and it was in Disneyland.  On one of the mornings CTMH organized a Fun Run which would benefit Operation Smile.  It was a 5K and went through California Adventure before the parks opened.  I have to confess I am not a pink person but for some reason I decided to purchase a pink t-shirt to wear and made a tutu.  If you know me these are totally outside of my comfort zone.  Now to top this off I used a lot of pinks on my layout 🙂

Fundamentals ~ Kaleidoscope ~ CTMH Convention 2014 ~ CatScrapbooking.comFor this layout I used:

  • Kaleidoscope Paper Pack
  • Pixie and Smoothie Fundamentals
  • White Daisy Cardstock
  • Pink Glitter paper
  • White Twine
  • Pixie Twine
  • Handwritten Alphabet E1030

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:

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Featured Product ~ Fundamental Stickers

Hello and welcome to our CTMH Featured Products Blog Hop. This week our featured product is Complements.  As you know for every paper pack there is a coordinating Complement pack.

If you have just joined us you can start here and continue on, as this is a circular hop. If you came here from LAUREN MOORE’s Blog then you are in the right place. Now on to my project:Fundamental stickers ~ Thistle ~ Fundamentals ~ Watercolor ~ CatScrapboking.com

For my project I focused on Thistle.  I used Thistle Fundamental paper and accented it with the Fundamental Assortment Thistle. 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 ANNETTE CLARK’s BLOG. Make sure to check out her amazing work featuring this same product.

See you on Wednesday April 20th as we will be featuring the Mother’s Day Theme stamp sets!

Happy Crafting!

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April Stamp of the Month ~ Life in Pictures

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring April’s stamp of the month ~Life in Pictures (S1604) a set of 13. AprSOTM2016If you are coming here from JEN RUBIO’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 28 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

Live in Pictures ~ March SOTM 2016

I decided to use this fun stamp set for a layout which I will count as thirteenth layout in my personal layout challenge.  Life in Pictures ~ Photo Op ~ Fundamentals ~ 3 photo layout ~ CatScrapbooking.comI decided to emboss the cameras and then I colored them in with my Shin Han markers.

Life in Pictures detail #2 ~ Camera ~ CatScrapbooking.com

Life in Pictures detail 1 ~ camera ~ catscrapbooking.com

Here is the full list of supplies used:

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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