Color Dare #217 ~ Sweet Leaf, Sunset, Black and White Daisy

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #217 we are challenging you to combine SWEET LEAF, SUNSET, BLACK and WHITE DAISY.

color-dare-217-badgeThis weeks colors are perfect for Halloween but could really be used for any occasion.  Since Halloween is my favorite holiday (or at least one of them) I had to design a Halloween 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 #217 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday November 3, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Technique Blog Hop ~ Let’s Interact

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

Let's Interact HopThis month we are featuring a Interactive type items!  What do we mean by interactive well there are moving parts that may pop up, move, or slide.   If you just hopped onto my blog or arrived from DANIELLE WAGNER’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 decided to modify one of the cards on the Artfully Sent cartridge to make it more interactive.

Interative card ~ Birthday Wishes ~ Fox ~ Artfully Sent ~ CatScrapbooking.comI love this scene card and usually it would flip up and the fold is along the top.  I decided to modify it by making it a slide card.  I closed the left and bottom sides by using adhesive.  I made the insert care a bit smaller so it could slide out.

Interative card open ~ Birthday Wishes ~ Fox ~ Artfully Sent ~ CatScrapbooking.comI used whisper ink to darken the edges of the trees and then used a strip of whisper cardstock behind each tree.

Here is the full list of supplies used:

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

Here is the full list of participants:

Happy Crafting!

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Everything ABC’s ~ Letter F

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

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

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from WENDY KESSLER’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.

Since one of my FAVORITE animals is a FOX, I could not resist using one of my adorable fox stamps.  This FOX and her pups is called Foxy Mama by Tiddly Inks.  I designed two cards which are the same but one is watercolored and one is colored with ShinHan Markers.

Hey Foxy ~ Fox ~ ShinHan Markers ~ Tiddly Inks ~

This one was colored using our ShinHan markers.  Hey Foxy ~ Fox ~ Tiddly Inks ~ Watercoloring ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis one as colored using Watercolors.  I just love this mama fox and had fun playing around with different coloring techniques.  I used VersaMark ink to stamp the image then used black embossing powder.

Here is the full list of products used:

Now it is time to hop on over to LINDA NORMAN’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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Fox Thank You Notes

If you have not figured it out by now I love FOXES!!! So when I saw these cute foxes with the Foxy Holiday stamp set ~I had to have it.  So here is what I created with it:

Foxy Holiday ~ Dashing through the snow ~ design your own background ~ catscrapbooking.comI loved creating my own background like I did for the rocket valentine card.  What is so cool is each card is slightly different.  Here is another one:Foxy Holiday 2 ~ Dashing Through the snow ~ Design your own background ~ catscrapbooking.comSo to crate these cool backgrounds I used Glacier, Crystal Blue and Sapphire. Using a sponge I apply the ink randomly to white cardstock. Then I mixed up a combination of rubbing alcohol with White Daisy re-inker in one of the spray pens.  I then misted the background creating the molted look.  If you notice in the second card the spray was not very even but still created a unique look.  I then used the white watercolor paint and splattered it over the top.  I also used the watercolor paint to color the tree, moon, sled and adorable fox.

Happy Crafting!

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Christmas Gift Tags Part 2

Are you ready to see a few more gift tags??  Here are a couple more that I designed for the Craft Fair.

Merry Christmas Gift Tag ~ Holly ~ Art Philosophy ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis tag is from Art Philosophy.  I backed the leaves with green glitter paper and the holly with red shimmer trim.  I then created a back by cutting a tag an hiding the contour lines.Snowflake Gift Tag ~ Holiday gift tags ~ Art Philosophy ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis one is also from the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I backed it with the new white glitter paper and then created a back to the tag by hiding the contour lines and cutting the tag again.Twinkle Gift Tag ~ October SOTM ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis one is using this months stamp of the month ~ Twinke.  I got the idea to stamp the light bulbs so they looked like they were glowing from the talented Wendy Coffman.  She inked them then stamped off once then rolled the edges in the ink again before stamping on the tag.  I so love this look!Merry Chrstmas Gift Tag ~ White Pines Card Workshop ~ CatScrapbooking.comFor this tag the base is cut from Artiste and then stamped with White Pines Card Workshop stamp set and the gifts are from the Miracle of Christmas D1656.Warmest Wishes ~ Lawn fawn Joy in the Woods ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis one is using a stamp set called Joy in the Woods by Lawn Fawn. I have the thin dies to cut the fox, tree and ornament.  I used the new watercolor paints to color the stamped images.

Hope you enjoy! Happy Crafting!

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Introducing Artistry ~ Blog Hop

Welcome to the new Artistry Blog Hop!

ArtistryBadgeToday 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 brand NEW Close to My Heart Cricut Cartridge ~ ARTISTRY!!!!  You will just love this new addition to the CTMH collection.  This new collection three exclusive D-sized stamp sets and an Enchantment cardstock combo pack for only $99.  The Artistry cartridge is an artist’s gold mine, replete with a glittering medley of banners, layered shapes, borders, backgrounds, and icons. Each key features its own unique theme, so you’ll find a wide variety of choices within this extensive 700-image package, from maritime adventures and camping trips to newborn celebrations and holiday parties—and then some! In addition, the cartridge’s unique font will add visual spice to any project you create.

For those of you who own a Cricut Explore or Cricut Explore Air you can purchase the digital version for $79.  Instead of a physical cartridge, this version of the Artistry collection includes a card with a digital activation code for using the cartridge’s images with Cricut® Explore™ and Cricut® Explore Air™. The collection includes the same stamp sets and cardstock as the collection featuring the cartridge.

If you are just arriving her from MICHELLE BATTITORI’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 30 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork. So lets get to the artwork….

Artistry ~ Fox ~ CatScrapbooking.comI love foxes and was so excited to see this cartridge had a cute on on page 14, I cut him at 2.4″ high.   The trees I cut at 3.33″ high; are also on page 14.  I cut the trees twice once in Saddle and once in Topiary. The hugs & kisses and banner are on page 23 and were cut at .72″ high.  The background was created using my All Purpose mat, ink pads, spray pens and CTMH Stamp cleaner.  I used New England Ivy, Topiary and Sweet Leaf for the greens; Saddle for the brown and Glacier for the sky.  You can check out a great how to for type of background on Close to My Heart’s blog ~ Make it from Your Heart.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Wolf and Fox EOS Valentine

I posted a few days ago a valentines card which included an EOS lip balm for my son’s teachers, which you can find HERE.   I mentioned on that post I designed two more for my boys.  Well here they are.

wolf & fox EOS Valentine ~

I really love these two little critters.  I cut theses with my Silhouette and added a 1.5 inch circle to the design where the nose of the fox and wolf would be. Each of the critters has seven layers so I had to line up the 1.5  inch circle in the exact same place on each of the layers. I decided since I was giving this to my son and husband it would design this one with just the EOS and not including the packaging.  I added the double heart and stamped it using Holiday Tags stamp set 1560.  As my son will say “thats so cute”.

Happy Crafting!


Valentines using EOS

Have you discovered the cute egg shaped lip balms called EOS?  I have been seeing them everywhere and there are a lot of knock offs too.   I purchased one for my son as I thought it would be easy for him to use and flavored.  It was a hit so I was then hooked.  Then I saw where people were designing cute gifts using these little eggs.  There are a bunch on Pinterest for Christmas gifts and I have been seeing some for Valentines.  So I decided this would be the perfect valentines gift for my son’s teachers.

Fox EOS Valentine ~ Catscrapbooking.comI just love foxes, so I knew this design would be prefect. This with a Silhouette image which I modified.  I added an oval to the heart to accommodate the EOS.  Since I was giving this as a gift to someone I did not want to open the package like most people do, so instead of using a 1.5 inch circle, I used an oval which was 1.982 inches wide and 2.287 inches tall.  This worked out great!  I used Close to My Heart cardstock ~ White Daisy, Ruby, Goldfish and Black to make the fox and heart.  I did cut a second heart which does not have the oval for the back piece. The bow was cut from some scraps of paper I had.  Isn’t this just so adorable??? Sorry I think it is stinking cute and I hope his teachers will think it is cute too.  Stay tuned for a couple more EOS as I designed one for each of my boys and will post in a couple of days.

Happy Crafting!



Fox Fun

Today I am hosting a free crop and open house to celebrate the launch of the new Spring/Summer Idea Book.  It is going to be a great day to spend with friends.  I am excited to showcase all the new wonderful products in this idea book.  For all the wonderful ladies who signed up for the free crop I have a little treat for them.  Since I am sort of obsessed with foxes and it is the feature of this months stamp of the month I decided to create these cute treat holders.

Fox treats

I hope everyone likes them…. It will be a fun day.

Happy Crafting!

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Happy Valentines Day!!!

I want to wish everyone a Happy Valentines Day!! What better way to celebrate Valentines then with an adorable card made with this months stamp of the month~ Wild About Love.

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Here is a cute valentine card but it could be used anytime.

Wild about Love ~ valentine

For this card I used the following product:

  • Hollyhock cardstock 1246
  • Cotton Candy cardstock X5760
  • Ruby cardstock  X5927
  • Hollyhock Ink Z2128
  • Ruby Ink Z2170
  • Black Ink Z2105
  • Pink Glitter Gems Z1807
  • Harvest Assortment Bakers Twine Z1751
  • Wild About Love S1402

Be sure to place an order this month so you don’t miss out on this adorable stamp set, just click HERE

Happy Crafting!

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