Cricut Flower Market Blog Hop

Welcome to the Flower Market 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 Cricut Flower Market Cartridge.

If you are just arriving her from JEN RUBIO’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 22 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.


flower-market-pretty-poinsettia-citysidewalk-catscrapbooking-comFor both of these cards I used the City Sidewalks Paper pack.  The sentiment comes from the Christmas Down Under stamp set.  I actually made a mistake when I cut the poinsettias, I had planned to cut on white cardstock and then stamp in Cranberry.  However I was not thinking so I grabbed Cranberry cardstock.  So instead of tossing them I decided to stamp the Pretty Poinsettia with VersaMark and use white embossing powder.  I actually love the way it turned out.

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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Christmas Cards ~ White Pines

Are you ready for some more Holiday cards?  Here are two that I designed after seeing Donna Digby’s design for Color Dare #165.  I loved her ornaments card and knew I needed to recreate one myself.  Here is the link to her original card.

Here is my take on the card:

White Pines ~ Artiste ~ Merry Christmas ~ catscrapbooking.comHere is the same card but with the Cranberry as the focus.White Pines ~ Artiste ~ Christmas Cards ~ CatScrapbooking.comI love the way the embossed background makes it look like snow falling.  Here is the full list of supplies used:

Happy Crafting!

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White Pines Cards

Are you thinking about the Holidays yet??? Well they will be here before we know it.  I really love the new White Pines paper pack!! It is great for all your holiday crafts.  When we were at Convention we got to play around with it and designed these cards.

White Pines ~ Christmas Cards 1 ~ Convention 2015 ~ White Pines ~ Christmas Cards 2 ~ convention 2015 ~ catscrapbooking.comI love the way the twine and the shimmer trim change the look slightly.

Here is the full list of supplies used:

Happy Crafting!

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Christmas Cards using Picture My Life

I mentioned in a prior post that I decided to make all my Christmas cards.  Yes, I realize this is a large undertaking particularly since it means about 100 cards (this includes my husbands work cards too).   I had great intentions to start these earlier but you know how that goes with a three year old who gave up naps.  I wanted to make a variety of cards and I did use the wonderful Cut Above to help make a dent in the number of cards, but I still had quite a few more to make.  So I decided I would use the Picture My Life card particularly the Pear and Partridge and turn them into cards.   Now with the new option of ordering the PML cards A La Carte it make it even easier; you get 44 – 4″ × 6″ Cards (2 each of 22 designs) and 78 – 3″ × 4″ Cards (3 each of 26 designs) so you could make a ton of cards for only $14.95.

What makes using the PML cards so fabulous is most of the work is done for you, all I did was add some bling for the most part.  Check out the 18 cards I created (there are two of each design).

PML Holiday Cards ~ Pear & Partridge ~ catscrapbooking


Don’t you just love them and they were seriously so simple!  Cardstock, sequins, clear sparkles, pink glitter gems, bakers twine, shimmer trim, glitter paper and Bling Gems is all it took.  I highly recommend giving these a try as you will be amazed on how easily they come together.  You can check out all the PML kits right HERE.

Happy Crafting!


Color Dare #122 ~ PML Card

Welcome to this weeks Color Challenge!  This week we are featuring Sorbet, Cranberry, Olive and New England Ivy for Color Dare #122.

Color Dare #122Well this year I decided I would make all of our Christmas Cards, which works out to be about 100 between our personal and my husbands work.  Well of course time gets away from you really fast and here I am 11 days into December and I have not finished making my cards.  I have done over half but I still have about 40 more to go.  Well I had seen some really wonderful cards designed with Picture My Life cards.  The few I have done really took no time and turned out super cute.  So I decided this may be my solution and to top it off the Pear and Partridge PML cards feature this weeks color dare colors!!!  I finally found a few free minutes today (I had to put on a movie for my son) I went down to my craft room and literally whipped this together.  I can not believe how quickly it came together and I love the way it turned out.

Color Dare #122 PML Card ~


Supplies used:

  • Pear & Partridge Picture My Life Cards Z2017
  • Cardstock ~ Olive, Champagne and New England Ivy
  • Ribbon ~ Red Chevron (retired)
  • Embellishments ~ Sparkles Clear Assortment Z1752
  • Colonial White Card Base X1410

Now it is your turn to play along with this weeks color challenge, you can link your project here.

Happy Crafting!


Studio J Holiday Cards

I have been busy working on holiday cards.  I have made a lot, but decided I would try using Studio J to create some as well.  I had seen some designed by Brae Montgomery and you can check them out her on her BLOG .

  I decided to give it a try…. It was actually fairly easy and fun.  I really like using Studio J and now I have another reason to love it.

Here are the cards I designed using the Sparkle & Shine paper pack:


I then decided to try some using the Jingle paper, here is how those turned out:


If you have any questions about creating these cards please do not hesitate to ask me.  All you need to do to get started is to click HERE and log in.

Happy Crafting!

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