ABC’s Blog Hop ~ I

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!

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

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from MARIE GOETZ’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.

I love IRIS FOLD cards and decided to use this for my “I” element.  Since I am a veterinarian I am drawn to animal related artwork.  I also know there is an unfortunate need for sympathy cards.  I had a reminder  this past week with the passing of one of our family members. So in Neeko’s memory I designed these cards.

Iris Fold ~ Pawprint ~ Sympathy ~ Bamboo & Flirty ~ catscrapbooking.comIris Fold ~ Pawprint ~ Sympathy ~ Chocolate ~ catscrapbooking.com

ABC's I ~ Iris Fold ~ Pawprint ~ Sympahty ~ catscrapbooking.comOkay I  may have gotten a little carried away with these cards but it was really good therapy for me.

Now hop on over to LAUREN MOORE’S Blog and see what she has created for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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ABC’s Blog Hop ~ F

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!

ABC's Blog Hop

For this hop 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 LINDA NORMAN’S Blog then you are in the right place.   he 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.

I know two weeks ago for the letter “E” showed a card with I designed for a rescue organization, well here is another one.  I love making cards for anyone but to design for a rescue which works with my favorite breeds ~ Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamutes it is awesome.  We have had several and currently have two Siberian Huskies as part of out family.  So I wanted to create something fun and unique.  I got the idea to design an Iris FOLD card for them using FOR ALWAYS paper pack.  I was really pleased the way it turned out.

HuskyMal Iris Fold ~ For Always ~ card ~ catscrapbooking.com Items used for this card:

  • Paper Pack ~ For Always (retired) plus gray pattern from my stash
  • Cardstock ~ Indian Corn Blue
  • Stamp Set ~ Variety of Thanks B1471 (hostess exclusive)
  • Ink ~ White Daisy

Now hop on over to JANNA GRAY’S Blog and see what she has created for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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CTMH – Roxybond Scrappers Team Blog Hop – Chantilly

Welcome to Roxybond Scrappers Team Blog Hop!!

Roxybonds Scrappers

We are featuring some of the new product lines from the Spring/Summer 2013 catalog.  This month we are showcasing the Chantilly paper line.

If you have come from Jen’s blog then you are on the right path. Your next stop with be Tess’s Blog.  This paper pack is so bright and colorful!  It has been fun and easy to create with this paper pack.  For this blog hop I created a layout and some cards.

Finished page kit 2 - Version 2

For this layout I used the Chantilly paper pack, Twilight, Sweat Leaf, Buttercup, Cotton Candy and Daisy White Cardstock.  I also used the Pink Glitter Gems and the Chantilly WOTG stamp set.  The inks I used were Twilight, Buttercup and Cotton Candy.

Happy thoughts Card 4 - Version 2

For this card I used my Silhouette to actually cut the shape of the leafs and flower – no more fussy cutting here!!!  I used the Happy Thoughts stamp set with Cotton Candy and Sweet leaf inks.  I then went back over the flower with Stickles to give the glitter look. I also used and embossing folder to emboss the Cotton Candy cardstock. I am becoming addicted (just like everything else with paper crafts)  to Washi tape  which is what I used to in the middle of the card.

Chantilly Iris Fold card 1 - Version 2

Iris fold cards are so much fun and such a neat way to bring color to a design.  I used my Silhouette to cut the dragonfly then used Chantilly paper strips along with another pink scrap I had to make the wings. The sentiment was stamped in Cotton Candy using For Every Occasion stamp set.

Chantilly Happy Birthday 4 - Version 3

I have to admit Pinterest is a great place to find inspiration and ever scrap-lift. I was always told that scrap-lifting is the best form of flattery.  Well I took my inspiration from a card that was made by Christine Adams.  I used Pear, Twighlight, Cotton Candy and Daisy White Cardstock.  To cut the Cotton Candy scalloped circles, I used a Spellbinders die.  I used my 1 1/4″ circle punch for the circles and then used the Chantilly WOTG and Perfect Fit- Birthday stamp sets.

I hope you enjoyed these creations and if you need to pick you any supplies you can find most of them on here on my CTMH website. Now hop on over to Tess blog and check out her wonderful creations!!

Jen Patrick: http://roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com

Cat Nowak: http://catscrabooking.wordpress.com/  <—- You are here

Tess: www.sassycricutcrafting.com

Emma: www.lillypadcrafts.blogspot.com

Karen: http://karenskraftycreations.blogspot.com/

Amber: www.scrapperstherapy.blogspot.com

Keeley: http://keeleyskreations.blogspot.com/

 

March Card Workshop

Every month I hold a workshop where you can come complete a scrapbook layout which is usually the layout I feature on the Roxybond Scrapper Team Blog Hop. But I also have a card workshop that same night.  I really had no idea I would enjoy making cards as much as I have.  I keep finding all these cool techniques.  So my challenge to myself is to try at least one new technique for the workshop.  This way I learn something new and so do the participants.  This months new technique is Iris Fold Card.  I have been seeing them all over Pinterest, so I took the plunge.

Iris flower card 4 - Version 2

Since Easter is just around the corner and CTMH has a very cute Easter Wishes stamp set, I could not resist.  I actually thought this stamp set would work as a slider style card.  Here is the end result:

Easter card 3 - Version 2

What is revealed when you pull the ribbon.

Easter card 1 - Version 2

For this next card I was also inspired by Pinterest.  I had seen these woven cards and realized it was actually a die by Simon Says Stamp.

weaving card 3 - Version 2

And my last workshop card was also Pinterest inspired (HaightMark Scrapbooking) using the Later Sk8r paper and Perfect fit birthday stamp set.

Later Sk8r birthday card 3 - Version 2

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