Color Dare #116 ~ Frightfully Cute

Welcome to this weeks Color Challenge with Color Dare #116.  This week the color challenge is Thistle & Sunset which are two of the colors featured in the Scaredy Cat Paper pack.

Color Dare #116

 

I just love the Scaredy Cat paper pack and could not wait to create another card with it.  I have also been enjoying the Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge   so I figure I would combine the two.  I am still blown away by how fast these cards come together for you.

Color Dare #116 ~ Frightfully Cute Witch ~ Catscrapbooking.com

For the cover I could not resist using the adorable witch from the Halloween Greeting stamp set. I stamped her using Momento ink then using the Shin Han markers I colored her and the area around the little witch.   I also used the Shin Han marker to color the sequins black.

Color Dare #116 inside Happy Halloween ~ Catscrapbooking.com

Here is the inside of the card.  Don’t you just love the pop-up Happy Halloween!!

Products used for this card:

  • Cricut Cartridge ~ Artfully Sent Z3017
  • Punches ~ 2″ Circle and 2 1/4″ Scalloped
  • Shin Han markers~ Marigold Z2457, Golden Yellow Z2452, Barely Beige Z2445, Mahogany Z2456, Black Z2446 and Warm Gray Z2467
  • Pattern Paper ~ Scaredy Cat X7185B
  • Cardstock ~ Thistle, Black & Sunset
  • Embellishments ~ Sequins Z2013
  • Glitter Paper ~ Purple Z1992
  • Stamp set ~ Halloween Greeting D1605

I hope you will play along with us this week with us at Color Dare.

Happy Crafting!

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Stampers with Attitude ~ Artfully Sent

Welcome to the Stampers with Attitude Blog Hop!! The Stampers with Attitude is the team lead by Kimberly Moss.  This month the Stampers with Attitude are going to be showcasing artwork with the new Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge.   If you are just hopping here from BELINDA MCLANE’s Blog then you are in the right spot.

This cartridge is so wonderful there are so many different cards you can create.  Today I decided since it was October and Halloween is right around the corner, then a Halloween card was in order.  I also saw a really cool technique called Alcohol Marker Marbling on Splitcoast Stampers that I have been wanting to try which would work with halloween.

Happy Haunting - Artfully Sent ~ catscrapbooking.com

I love these scene cards.  I used the Alcohol Marbeling technique to create the background paper.  I used Warm Gray Z2467, Marigold z2457, Peony Purple Z2462, and Golden Yellow Z2452.  You can check out the technique at Splitcoast Stampers here they have written directions and a video.

Happy Haunting - Artfully Sent inside ~ catscrapbooking.com

I actually cut two of the bases of the card so I could create a sandwich with the haunted house and add the Honey in the middle.  If you notice the background is glossy it is actually photo paper.  I plan to just use a journaling pen to write on the card.  I used one of the bats from the cut and colored it black to add to the happy hauntings.

Items used:

  • Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge~ Pg 44
  • Cardstock~ Black, Honey, Thistle
  • Shin Han Markers ~ Warm Gray Z2467, Marigold z2457, Peony Purple Z2462, and Golden Yellow Z2452
  • Stamp Set ~  Moonlight WOTG (retired)
  • Embellishments ~ Black Stars from Scaredy Cat Assortment.
  • Misc ~ photo paper

Now hop on over to DEBBIE ANDREWS Blog and see what she has created.

Happy Crafting!

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Artfully Sent – Spooky

Do you have the new Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge from Close to My Heart?  If you answered no and you enjoy making cards then you may want to purchase one soon as this will be a perfect addition to your crafting tools.  I have been trying to find some time to play around with my new cartridge.  My biggest challenge was picking my first card to try.

I decided on a halloween card but there are so many other ones I want to do, so stay tuned.  The halloween card is a pop-up card which is on page 44.

Scaredy Cat Spooky Artfully Sent ~ catscrapbooking.comHere is the cover of the card.   The spooky is cute from Artbooking and Scaredy Cat is the perfect paper for all your halloween fun.

Scaredy Cat Spooky Artfully Sent inside 2Isn’t this pop up card adorable??? I was really easy to crate.  I added a couple of layers with the Sunset behind the windows on the haunted house and behind the face on the tree.  I added some silver glitter paper behind the moon to add some sparkle and some black stars.

Supplies used:

  • Paper Pack ~ Scaredy Cat  X7185B
  • Cardstock ~ Thistle, Black, Sunset
  • Glitter Paper ~ Silver & Black
  • Embellishments ~ Scaredy Cat Assortment, Black Enamel Stars, Thistle Ribbon & Black Twill ribbon
  • Cricut Cartridge ~ Artfully Sent & Artbooking

Happy Crafting!

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Stampers with Attitude ~ Scaredy Cat

Welcome to the Stampers with Attitude Blog Hop!! The Stampers with Attitude is the team lead by Kimberly Moss.  This month the Stampers with Attitude are going to be showcasing artwork with the Scaredy Cat paper pack.  Keep in mind that a blog hop is just a big circle so if you have just come from FAWN CARRIKER’s blog, then you are in the right spot and you will find your next blog at the bottom of this post.

I love the Halloween pencils that are shown on page 41 of the new Annual Insprirations Idea Book.  I thought they would be supper cute as straws too.  So I recreated them.

 

Scardy Cat Straws ~ catscrapbooking.com

Every year we have a pumpkin carving party and these will be great to have for the kids to use or I may just save them as decorations.

Products used:

  • Scaredy Cat Paper Pack X7185B
  • Basic Fundamental Paper Pack Z1939
  • Stamp Set ~ Frightfully Fun B1453
  • Shin Han Markers ~ various
  • Scaredy Cat Assortment Z3011
  • Black Shimmer Trim Z1809
  • Thistle Diagonal Striped Ribbon Z1990
  • Cardstock ~ Colonial White, Thistle and Sunset
  • Artiste Cricut Cartridge
  • Momento Black Ink
  • Straws

Now hop on over to CHRISTY GEYER’s Blog and check out what she has created for you today.

Here is the complete list of our participants in case you get lost along the way:

  1. Jen Patrick: http://roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com/
  2. Sheila Bennett ~ http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com
  3. Wendy Taylor: http://mistygirlinspirations.blogspot.com/
  4. Jaime Llewellyn ~ http://jaimellewellyn.blogspot.com/
  5. Fawn Carriker ~ http://PhotofunwithFawn.wordpress.com/
  6. Catherine Nowak ~ http://catscrapbooking.com
  7. Christy Geyer: http://creativechristyg.blogspot.com
  8. Melissa Robinson – http://mlisrobinson.blogspot.com
  9. Di Crawford: http://scrapwithdi.blogspot.com/
  10. Denise Elliott: www.inspiredbyd.blogspot.com
  11. Belinda McLane- http://bbmclane.blogspot.com/
  12. Debbie Andrews – debspaperandscissors.blogspot.com
  13. Sue Latta: www.lattastamps.blogspot.com
  14. Melinda Everitt ~ http://www.ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/

Happy Crafting!

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Halloween is around the corner…….

We are heading into my most favorite time of year.  I absolutely love fall ….the cool weather, colors, football, and of course Halloween!!!  Some of you may be thinking of other great fall things like kids back to school (my son is not old enough for school yet) and hunting season (my brothers and dad look forward to this).   I am actually getting excited to decorate our new home for Halloween, so if you are a Halloween fan like me, then you will love this album I have designed based on my favorite Holiday.   Now I know there are a few of you out there who are not big Halloween fans – I do forgive you 🙂

When I saw the Halloween paper pack – Scardy Cat, my mind started scheming.  I have purchased Halloween mini albums in the past but I have always wanted to design one myself.  I will be selling this album as a kit which you can order and recreate on your own. Here is an over view of some of the pages…..

Scardy Cat mini album collage ~ catscrapbooking.comI designed this album using our My Creations Kraft 3-Ring Album.  If you are not familiar with this album you will want to check it out as it can be converted to what ever your theme of album you want, all you need to do is use your Cricut to cut 8X8 inch pages using the Artbooking Cartridge or design your own.  I really had fun making this album and can not wait to start adding my photos.  This album the way I designed it, has 12 pages and can hold over 30 photographs.  You may be thinking wait I don’t take that many halloween photos; no problem you can make is a collaboration of several years of Halloween fun.

When you order this kit from me you will receive color photos of each of the page layouts, detailed assembly instructions, cutting guides, over 25 pre-cut shapes and one of the images pre-stamped for you (the potions on page 2- see below photographs)  There will be two different price points for you to choose.

Level 1 $40 plus shipping – this Kit will include the following items:

  • My Creations Kraft 3-Ring Album
  • Scardy Cat Paper Pack  (some of these pages will be used for the pre-cut accents)
  • Scardy Cat Complements 
  • Scardy Cat Assortment
  • (1) extra Colonial White Cardstock (all pre-cut)
  • (2) extra Orange pattern/Polka-Dot B&T Paper
  • (1) extra Black Cardstock (all pre-cut)
  • (2) extra Sunset Cardstock (all per-cut)
  • Over 25 pre-cut images (including pear, honey and glitter paper)
  • 12″ of Bakers Twine
  • 24 ” of Thistle Diagonal Striped Ribbon
  • 5 additional Black Stars
  • Step-by-Step Instructions

Level 2 $80 plus shipping – this kit will include everything in the Level 1 but will also include the following:

I will be taking orders starting mid September as I am still getting settled in the new house in Colorado and will plan to ship out the first week of October.  If any of you are reading this and would like to do this as a workshop and live in the Greater Denver area I would be more than happy to make arrangements to do so.  If you are interested please email me at catscapbooking@gmail.com

There are a few additional items you may wish to purchase to help you complete the project:

Here are a some of the pages in greater detail, starting with the cover.

Scardy Cat Album ~ Catscrapbooking.com

 

Scardy Cat Album pg 2 & 3 ~ Catscrapbooking.com

This is page two and three  of the album.  I will be stamping the tag with the “potions” in Thistle for you when you purchase the kit as level 1 or 2.  You can see the new Black Striped Twill complements the album and makes it a great must have.

Scardy Cat Album pg 8 & 9 ~ Catscrapbooking.com

There are two pages like the one on the right that actually fold out to add more photos and interest to your album. Here is what the right page looks like when it is fully extended.

Scardy Cat Album pg 9 ~ Catscrapbooking.com

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Happy Crafting!

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Scardy Cat Waterfall Card

I have been busy getting ready for the Open House/Crop which is in less than two weeks.  It is going to be a great on so if you are in the Spokane Area you will want to make sure you come!  It will be August 16th at the North Spokane Library.  If you want to come to the crop you will need to RSVP to me to save your spot.

Here ia a card I designed using some of the Halloween product.  I have always loved the Waterfall style cards and it was one of the first fancy style cards I learned to make when I started making cards.  I decided it was time pull out this technique as it would work wonderfully with the adorable Trick or Treats Sweets B1460 .

Halloween waterfall card

I actually used two different sizes when I was designing the waterfall aspect. the one on the left is 1 3/4 inches wide while the one on the right is 2 inches wide.  It does effect the scoring when you change the width as you are working with smaller squares.

Halloween waterfall card_2

To get the ink to pop on the black cardstock you will want to use your pigment inks.  I used Frightfully Fun B1453 stamp set with all the great halloween expressions.

Halloween waterfall card_3

Halloween waterfall card_4Here is the complete list of supplies used for these cards:

  • Stamp Sets: Frightfully Fun B1453, Tricks and Treats Sweets B1460
  • Paper Pack: Scardy Cat X7185B
  • Cardstock: Black, Colonial White, Thistle
  • Embellishments: Black Striped Twill Z1988; Thistle Diagonal Stripe Z1990; Brads (retired)
  • Pigment Inks: Gypsy, Goldrush, Pear, Daisy White, Cotton Candy
  • Inks: Thistle, Black, Slate, Pear, Goldrush
  • ShinHan Markers: Peony Purple Z2462
  • Black Journaling pen

Happy Crafting!

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ABC’s Blog Hop ~ O

ABC's Blog Hop

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!

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

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at  LINDA’S BLOG ~ SCRAPPY THERAPY

If you just arrived from WENDY KESSLER then you are on the right track.

For my “O” element I have been wanting to try the Ombre technique using a sponge dauber and used a bit of  Origami.  To create the background Ombre effect I used a mask for the moon.  Then using a sponge dauber I started applying Goldrush, then Sunset and then Autumn Terracotta.   The witch hat was crated by folding paper and I added a touch of washi tape to it.

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For this card I used the following products:

  • Cardstock ~ Black, Colonial White
  • Paper Pack ~ Basic Fundamentals
  • Stamp Set ~ Halloween Greetings (D1605 one of the new stamp sets available Aug 1st)
  • Ink ~ Black, Goldrush, Sunset, and Autumn Terracotta
  • Embellishments ~ Gold Washi Tape, foam tape

Your next stop is back to the beginning with LINDA’S BLOG ~ SCRAPPY THERAPY.

Happy Crafting !

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Happy Halloween!!

I hope everyone is having a spooktacular Halloween.  Sadly we have another Halloween with out a single trick or treater. But no worries as we had a lot of Halloween celebrating up until now.  This year I was able to complete a couple Halloween projects which I wanted to do.  The first was a Halloween mini album I purchased about 6 years ago from a company called Lickety Split Scrapbooking.  It is not that it was that complicated but it was buried in my scrapbook room and then trying to find time to craft.  The other project I was able to complete was my witches hats.  This project was not that old, but it was something I wanted to do last year.  I designed one of these hats last year and then gave it away to someone and did not have time to do one for myself.  Well this year I did…

Witches Hat - circle

Witches Hat- circlesWitches Hats - cat

The hat base I found at Michaels, the paper is Basic Grey Eerie, the flowers and sparkle flourish are Close to My Heart.  I used smokey plum and black cardstock to make the roses.  I then added Stickles to give the glitter look.  I really love the Sparkle Black Flourish and was the perfect addition to these hats.

Happy Crafting!

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Trick or Treat

Well tomorrow I am off to host my first 12 hour crop.  It will be a lot of fun and I am really looking forward to some time with friends and doing what I love ~ Crafting.  Here is what I designed as a little gift for coming.

Moonlight treat boxes

I used my Silhouette to cut the treat box and tags.  I actually designed the box by taking elements from of two different designs and making it what I wanted.  I then backed the cut away with Moonlight paper.   I love the Magic Potions stamp set and knew this was the perfect idea for them. I used a masking technique to be create the multiple ink effect on the tags.  The treat tubes are just perfect for this project.

Happy Crafting!

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Too Cute to Spook

Are you in the Halloween spirit yet?  As I have mentioned before I love this time of year and our house in in full Halloween spirit.  Yes I am one of those people who you probably think is a bit crazy… Well you may be correct, but it is just so fun and there is so much cool festive things out there to tempt me when I go out shopping.

Well I am going to share with you another Halloween layout I designed.  I decided to try something a little different.  Normally when I scrapbook I have my photos in hand.  Lately I have been running into road blocks when I am trying to put my layout together.  The most common issue is when I have found a cool layout for inspiration but I can’t make my 4×6 photos work.  I love using the CTMH How to Patterns, sketches online, and magazines for inspiration.   Generally the way I go about scrapbooking is I select the photos I wish to scrapbook and star them in Photoshop (I use this to edit and organize my photos).  I will then edit them fixing red eyes, cropping, lightening or adjusting color if needed.  I will then have them printed mostly in 4×6 but occasionally 5×7 and 8×10.

I had an idea in mind for a layout and found a sketch from PageMaps which would work well.  The layout incorporated some odd sized photos (5.5×4, 2.75×4 etc).  I have never been opposed to using photos in other sizes but it is hard to get them out of a 4×6 photo.  So this time I thought I would use Studio J using the No Limits layout to size my photographs.  I uploaded the edited photos into Studio J.   I confirmed my photos would work in the dimensions that were shown in the layout.  I cut some scrap white paper to act as place holders for my photos so I could get busy designing my layout.

This process worked really well – see for your self:

Too Cute to Spook Layout

I used Laughing Lola paper pack and had one sheet of  Bazzill cardstock which I used in conjunction with the Laughing Lola purple, Lagoon, Laughing Lola gold, Gypsy, white and black cardstock.  All the creatures were cut using my Silhouette.  I then used Washi tape and the Washi Wonder stamp set as accents. I was able to get the journaling done and now all I need to do is drop the photos in when they arrive.

Too Cute to Spook Layout_leftToo Cute to Spook Layout_right

Stay tuned for a couple more layouts done this way. Until then happy crafting!

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