Cardmaking WYW Blog Hop

Welcome to the Cardmaking WYW 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 Cardmaking WYW!! What I love about these kits is you are getting an exclusive stamp set plus the instructions, and supplies to make 12 cards.  What is great is you do not need to follow the directions or even change things up a bit.  The ideas are really endless.

If you are just arriving her from WENDY KESSLER’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 14 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I chose the Mother’s Day Cardmaking Kit which has unfortunately has sold out. I did not need 6 mother’s day cards, however, I do need thank you cards so I decided to add my own twist to these cards.

So the top card is how the instructions show to design the card and the bottom two thank you cards I designed using the same sketch.  I just pulled a little Glacier and Pacifica cardstock for my stash.

So the card on the bottom row middle is closest to how the kit show to make the cards.  I decided to create my own using the Pacifca and Glacier papers.  So you can completely work these cards to your needs.  It is nice to have the sketches and cutting guides to work from.

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Happy Mother’s Day

I just wanted to send a big Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers out there!!! I hope your day is filled with love and family.  I have one more Mother’s Day card to share with you.

Mother's Day Bouquet ~ Happy Times ~ Springtime Wishes ~ CatScrapbooking.comFor this card I used the Happy Times paper pack which could be yours FREE with any $60 qualifying purchase.
Mother's Day Bouquet card ~ Charlotte and Happy Times ~ Springtime Wishes ~ CatScrapbooking.com Here is another one using Charlotte which is now retired.

Here is the full list of supplies used:

Happy Crafting!

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Featured Product Hop ~ Mother’s Day Theme Stamps

Hello and welcome to our CTMH Featured Products Blog Hop. This week our featured product is Mother’s Day Theme Stamps.  We actually have several Mother’s Day theme stamp sets available.  I chose Flowers for Mom B1473.

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If you have just joined us you can start here and continue on, as this is a circular hop. If you came here from ANNETTE CLARK’s Blog then you are in the right place.  The full list of participants is listed below in case you get lost.  Now on to my project:

Mother's Day Card ~ Penelope and Kaleidoscope ~ CatScrapbooking.comI played around with the pigment inks to apply the ink to the stamp using a dauber.  I combined Penelope paper pack with Kaleidoscope paper pack.

Here is the full list of supplies used:

Thank you for checking out my project.  If you enjoyed my project please comment below as we love feedback! Next on our blog hop is LAUREN MOORE’s BLOG. Make sure to check out her amazing work featuring this same product.

See you on Wednesday May 4th as we will be featuring the Artistry Cricut Cartridge!

Happy Crafting!

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Technique Blog Hop ~ Resisting Can Be Fun

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

12885795_10153498448327934_6111664379251054366_oThis month we are featuring a technique called Resisting!  What is resisting?  Here is a definition I found on the internet “withstand the action or effect of.”  I like to use embossing powder for this technique.  I would usually use a colored embossing power, like white, black, silver, etc.  This time I tried clear embossing powder.   If you just hopped onto my blog or arrived from WENDY KESSLER’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.

So I started with a White Daisy cardstock, then using Versamark I stamped the image.  I then used clear embossing powder.

Embossed Resist ~ Mothers Day Card step 1 ~ CatScrapbooking.comThen I used Glacier, Pixie and Thistle inks and a dauber to apply the ink to the White Daisy cardstock.

Embossing Resist ~ Mother's Day Card step 2 ~ CatScrapbooking.comOnce I applied all the ink to change the color of the White Daisy, I then stamped some additional flowers.

Embossed Resist ~ Mother's Day ~ CatScrapbooking.comcard ~Here is the finished product and the full list of supplies used:

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

  1. Catherine Nowak ~ You are Here!

Happy Crafting!

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Aprils Card Workshop

This month my card workshop will be on April 25th at 6:30 pm.  We will be making several cards to help you with events coming in May ~ Teacher Appreciation May 3rd, Mother’s Day May 8th and Graduations at the end of the month.  I will be offering an alternative card for those who do not need a teacher appreciation card.  Here are the cards

Mother's Day Card ~ My Mother ~ Penelope ~ CatScrapbooking.com

Mother’s Day Card

Teacher Card 1 ~Teacher Appreciation ~ Hopscotch ~ CatScrapbooking.comTeacher Appreciation Card

Kiss it better ~ Get Well Card ~ heart shower ~ CatScrapbooking.comGet Well Card

Graduation Card ~ Fun Fold ~ Congrats ~ CatScrapbooking.comGraduation Card – Details on card can be found HERE

A Blooming Friendship ~ Hopscotch ~ CatScrapbooking.comAlternative card

If you are local to Arvada CO and would like to join us let me know.

Happy Crafting!

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Mother’s Day Card

I can’t believe Mother’s day is just around the corner, May 10th.  I really love the new Flowers for Mom stamp set B1473.FLowers for Mom

I wanted to make a fancy fold type card and thought an easel card would be a good one for Mother’s day as it could be a display card.  The two paper packs that came to mind to use were Blossom and Brushed. Here is what I designed.

Mother's Day Card ~ Flowers for Mom ~ Easel Card ~ catscrapbooking.com Here is what they look like when opened.

Mother's Day Card ~ Flowers for Mom ~ Easel Card open ~ catscrapbooking.comI love the sentiment “because of you, I am me” it is so beautiful and perfect for our mothers.

Mother's Day Card ~ Flowers for Mom ~ Easel card ~ Brushed ~ catscrapbooking.com

Mother's Day Card ~ Flowers for Mom ~ Blossom ~ Easel Card ~ catscrapbooking.comThe base of the card is was just done in white cardstock.  It is a single sheet 4 1/4″ by 11″.  I then scored the long side at 5 1/2 then 8 1/4″

Mother's Day Card ~ Flowers for Mom ~ Easel Card open ~ Brushed ~ catscrapbooking.comOn the Blossom card I used one of the banners from the Blossom Complements but for the Brushed card I used one of the banners from Artist Cartridge.

Happy Crafting!

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One More Mother’s Day

Okay, I have one more version of my Mother’s Day flower and card.  It is still using the Lollydoodle paper pack.  Let me know which one you think is better…

Mother's day card and Flower framed

Happy Crafting!

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Mother’s Day card

Two days ago I posted a Mother’s Day flower, well here is the card I created to go with it.

Mother's day_card framed

For this card I used the stitch guide to created the circles.  Then using the juniper washi and the cotton candy polka dot (both retired) complement the colors in the Lollydoodle paper pack.  I did not have a brad that would match to secure the center of the pinwheel so I used a little liquid glass and a dot of Pear re-inker.  This is a great trick when you need to create a complementing element and you don’t have the right one, you can just make one.  The Mother’s Day was stamped using a retired stamp set Say it Style D1283.   The cardstock used is Cotton Candy, Pear, Juniper and Daisy White.

Happy Crafting!

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Mother’s Day Flower

I was having so much fun with Lollydoodle paper pack, that I decided to go ahead and create a Mother’s Day gift.  I know it is a bit early but the past couple of years I seem to run behind.  I found this adorable flower design and knew it would be prefect with the Lollydoodle paper pack.

Mother's day_flower closed framed

It is so cool that the butterfly comes off and it reveals a beautiful flower.

Mother's day_flower framed

I used my Silhouette with the Lollydoodle paper pack, Pear and Cotton Candy cardstock.  I just purchase a little Easter grass to fill the planter.  What a fun creation!

Happy Crafting!

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Mother’s Day Card

Last year I did not pay attention to the fact Mother’s day was right around the corner so I was left scrambling to create my Mother’s day cards.  This year I am a head of the game!!  If you have noticed I have been exploring the different types of special fold cards there are out there.  I picked the cascading card to design for my Mother’s day card as it could resemble a bouquet of flowers.  This card could easily be converted to any occaion card just by changing the sentiment.  You will see in a future post that I changed the sentiment for my May workshop.

mothers day card

For this card I used Kraft cardstock for the base and then used on of my boarder punches to give it the unique detail.  I then cut Lagoon cardstock to fit on each of the panels.  Using the Perfect fit – Mom stamp set I stamped the sentiment in Gypsy.  I used my Silhouette to cut out the flowers and leaves that match up with the flowers and leaves from the Girls Rock stamp set. I then used Gypsy, Buttercup, Pear, Smoothie and Lagoon inks to stamp the flowers.  For one of the smaller flowers I used the Happy Thoughts and for the Mom stamp insert in the larger flower I used the Perfect Fit – Mom stamp set. I also used the April SOTM’s adorable bird and stamped it using a two tone effect.

Once I photographed this card I realized it really needed something else so I went back and added Bitty Opaques and Sparkles.  Notice the difference?  it really completed the card.

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Here is a list and item numbers for each of the components I used, all of which can be found HERE on my website.

  • Kraft cardstock Z1375
  • Lagoon cardstock X5762
  • Gypsy ink pad Z2190
  • Buttercup ink pad Z2110
  • Lagoon ink pad Z2195
  • Smoothie ink pad Z2196
  • Pear ink pad Z2197
  • April SOTM S1304
  • Girls Rock Stamp set C1538
  • Perfect Fit – Mom C1543
  • Happy Thoughts C1536
  • Sparkles Z1104
  • Bitty Opaques Z1707
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