June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ The Long Way Home

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring June’s stamp of the month ~The Long Way Home (S1606) a set of 15.

June SOTM BadgeIf you are coming here from MICHELLE STEWART’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 25 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

June SOTM ~ The Long Way HomeI was planning to design a card but as I started to look at this stamp set I realized it would work better as a layout.  So I went to my stash of photos and came up with the perfect layout.   I do apologize as the photos they did not turn out as well as I hoped.

Zoe Layout ~the Long way home ~ Visiting Friends ~ CatScrapbooking.comI really like how well these stamps work with my layouts.

Zoe Visiting Friends left ~ The long way home ~ CatScrapbooking.comI did have fun with this adorable van.  I actually used three ink colors on it.

Zoe Visiting Friends right ~ The long way home ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is the full list of products used:

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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Cards featuring ~ Kiss it Better

Have you seen the cute Kiss it Better B1508 stamp set?

kiss it betterWell I have been meaning to play with this stamp set but it took having one of my card class attendees ask me to design one.  So Here are two I designed.

Kiss it Better ~ Get Well ~ Zoe ~ Artistry ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis one I focused on the adorable band-aids and paired it with Zoe.  The Band-aids are cut using Artistry.

Kiss it better ~ Get Well Card ~ heart shower ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis one I cut the umbrella using Artistry as well.  I used the heart from Kiss it Better and then two other hearts, (one with is from Georgie WOTG and one from You’re the Bomb).

Here is the full list of products used:

  • Stamp Sets ~ Kiss it Better B1508, Georgie WOTG,  and You’re the Bomb(retired)
  • Paper Pack ~ Zoe X7197B
  • Cardstock ~ Glacier, Sweet Leaf,  and White Daisy
  • Inks ~ Sorbet, Cranberry, Glacier, Sweet Leaf, and Canary
  • Shimmer Trim ~ Coral Z3088
  • Artistry ~ Umbrella #m410475 and Cheers #m4182F6

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare # 185 ~Cotton Candy, Sweet Leaf, Topiary, Glacier and White Daisy

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #183 we are featuring  COTTON CANDY, SWEET LEAF, TOPIARY, GLACIER and WHITE DAISY.

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I love the double stamp look and since Close to My Heart has quite a few I wanted to play around with one called Someone Special C1607.  These colors were perfect.

Zoe ~ Someone Special ~ Flowers ~ Color Dare 185n~ CatScrapbooking.com  I cut a frame from the Zoe hounds tooth paper. I used foam to pop it up like a Polaroid photo.  I stamped the flowers in Cotton Candy, the first stamp was second generation and the top was Cotton Candy.  I used Sweet Leaf and Topiary on the leaves but the Topiary is all that really showed.  I stamped the sentiment in White Daisy ink then added White embossing powder.

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 #185 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday March 24, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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November Stamp of the Month ~ Cheers, 2016!

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring November’s stamp of the month ~Cheers, 2106! (S1511) a set of 17.NovSOTMIf you are coming here from  MELINDA EVERITT’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 approximately 37 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

12068665_10207959224204708_5548659648696510137_oEvery year we write down our new years resolutions and I try to incorporate them into a scrapbook page.  I usually make it the first page of the new year’s scrapbook. I am excited to have this page completed in advance so all we need to do it write them come January 1st!!

I decided to include a spot for our son, who is four, to start his this year.  I figured he could tell us his this year and we could record it.

Cheers, 2016! ~ Zoe ~ Ink Blot ~ New Years ~ CatScrapbooking.comProducts used for this project:

Your next stop is along this hop is TERRIE SHORTSLEEVE’s Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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Coffee Cup Gift Holder

Have you seen the super cute coffee cup on page 5 of the new Artistry Cricut cartridge? I have seen a lot of great artwork using it on cards but I got to thinking wouldn’t it be great to make it into a sleeve with a gift card holder??? I saw a couple on Pinterest one designed by Krista Hershberger which helped me with the inspiration.  I decided to make it a pocket style card  so I went to Design Space to create this card.

Thank you Coffee gift card holder ~ Zoe ~ Artistry ~ Art Philosophy ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is what it looks like when you pull up the white lid.Thank you Gift card holder inside ~ Zoe ~ Artistry ~ Artiste ~ Catscrapbooking.comThe pattern paper part of the cup is actually two parts, I added wings on to one side so they can be adjoined to make a sleeve. I use part of a sleeve to make the gift card insert.  Here is the LINK for the Design Space file, you will need both the Artistry and Artiste cartridge if you wish to use it.

Here is the full list of supplies used:

I made a bunch of these for a craft fair I will be participating in next month.  I think they will go over well particularly as Teacher Gift Cards.

Happy Crafting!

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ABC’s Blog Hop ~ T

Welcome to the Everything ABC Blog Hop!

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

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from LINDA NORMAN’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 on Linda’s blog HERE.

For my “T” element I decided to focus on TEACHER.  Since school has started back up I figured I needed to work on a couple of  TEACHER THANK you cards. I designed THREE of them for you.

Teacher Appreciation ~ Zoe ~ CatScrapbooking.com

Teacher Appreciation ~ Hopscotch ~ CatScrapbooking.comThese two used the watercolor pencils with the ruler being cut from Artbooking.

Teacher Card 1 ~Teacher Appreciation ~ Hopscotch ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis card combines both the Teacher Appreciation and a retired stamp set School is Here B1407.

Here is the full list of supplies used:

  • Paper Packs ~ Zoe X7197B & Hopscotch (retired)
  • Cardstock ~ White Daisy, Colonial White, Black, Lagoon, Glacier, Slate, Flaxen and Kraft
  • Ink ~ Colonial White, Sorbet, Momento Black, Indian Corn Blue (retired), Sunset & Topiary
  • Cricut Cut ~ Artbooking for the ruler 5.5″ wide & .91″ high
  • Embellishments ~ Silver Sequins & Chalk It Up Assortment (retired)
  • Watercolor Pencils

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

Happy Crafting!

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4 Double page Layout Zoe Workshop

Do you LOVE Zoe paper pack?? How would you like to complete FOUR yes four full double page layouts with an crazy amount of photos?  Well then you want to check out this workshop.  Susan Williams designed this fantastic workshop which she is sharing with all of her fellow consultants. In turn we can share it with you if you purchase the supplies to complete this layout.  Lets take a look then I will give you more information on how to get yours.

Susan Williams 4 page layoutsHere is Susan Williams extraordinary layouts and what you cant really see is on the first three there are folding photo galleries which give you the ability to add even more photos to you layout and add some interaction with your layouts.

I wanted to show you what my layouts looked like once they were completed.  I did make a couple of changes to meat my needs, this is what is great as you can always tailor any layout to meet your needs. Here is my version of layout number one.

Zoe Layout 1 Cat's Version full ~ Susan Williams Workshop ~ catscrapbooking.comI still need to add my title to the right side. If you want to see what the folding gallery, which is on the right page tied with the twine, looks like for this layout click HERE.

Here is layout number two:

Zoe Layout 2 Cat's Version full ~ Susan Williams Workshop ~ Catscrapbooking.comThis layout also has a folding gallery on the right tied with the twine and you can check out the detail HERE.

Here is layout number three:

Zoe Layout 3 Cat's version ~ Susan Williams Workshop ~ catscrapbooking.comThere are two folding galleries on the left page which are tied with a bow. You can see what it looks like expanded HERE.

This is the last layout of this workshop.Zoe Layout 4 Cat's Version ~ Susan Williams Workshop ~ catscrapbooking.comThis layout does not have any folding galleries, but it is just as awesome.

SO DO YOU WANT THIS WORKSHOP??  Here is the list of supplies you will need and when you place an order on my website for these items I will email you the COMPLETE Workshop Guide which includes color photos of the layouts and folding galleries, cutting guides and tips.

  • Zoe Paper Pack X7197B
  • Zoe Complements X7197C
  • Glacier Extra Thick Twine Z3039
  • Enamel & Glitter Duos Green Triangles Z3123
  • (10) Kraft Cardstock Z1375
  • (3) White Daisy
  • Alphabet Stamp Set of you choosing for the titles

Please email me if you have any questions about this workshop.

Happy Crafting!

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Zoe Layout Page Kit

Do you love page kits where everything is cut for you?? All you have to do is assemble and add you own photos.  If this sounds like you then I have a great page kit using the awesome Zoe paper pack.  Here is what the layout looks like.

Zoe Workshop ~ Artistry ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis layout accommodates 6 photos ~ (2) 4×6″ (2) 4×3″ (1) 4×4″ and (1) 3×3″.  I will send directions on how to crate the angles along with a color photo.  Kit will come with everything here, please note the white photo cards are only markers for the photos. The cost of this kit is $10 plus shipping.  Please email me at catscrapbooking@gmail.com if you are interested.

Here is what mine looks like ~ I did add a couple of elements to my kit.  But it will give you an idea about what types of photos you may use or even how you can mix it up if you wish.

Zoe Workshop with photos ~ Artistry ~ catscrapbooking.com

Happy Crafting!

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Hello Life ~ National Stamping Month

Welcome to Hello, Life! Blog hop which is celebrating National Stamping Month.

HelloLifeToday you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  We are featuring artwork which showcases the three exclusive Hello, Life! stamp sets ~ Cardmaking, Scrapbooking and Pocket Scrapbooking.

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If you are just arriving her from MICHELLE LONCAR’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 39 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I decided to focus on the Scrapbooking stamp set and design a layout.

Zoe, Georgie, Fundamentals ~ Artistry ~ Hello, Life! ~ Catscarpbooking.comI combined a couple of paper packs to create this layout ~ Zoe, Georgie and Whimsy Fundamental Paper Packs.

Zoe, Georgie, Fundamentals ~ Hello, Life! ~ Artistry ~ catscrapbooking.comHere is the full list supplies used to complete this layout:

Your next stop on the hop is  DARLYS RECKER’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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September Stamp of the Month ~Paper Garden

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring September’s stamp of the month ~Paper Garden (S1509) a set of 10.

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If you are coming here from  CHRIS ROBERTSON’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 approximately 39 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

11707989_10207393099531945_1646831179381493893_oI love all the flowers on this stamp set.  So what came to mind was to make my own pattern paper with these fabulous flowers.  I chose some soft colors Glacier, Sweet Leaf and Champange paired with Zoe.

Paper Garden ~ SOTM ~ Zoe ~ catscrapbooking.comI added the sentiment on the inside of the card along with a little bit of detail.

Paper Gardens ~ SOTM ~ Zoe ~ catscrapbooking.com

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

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

Happy Crafting!

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