National Scrapbooking Hop ~ Happy Times

Welcome to the National Scrapbooking Hop featuring Happy Times paper pack!

May2016OptToday 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 Happy Times paper pack and/or Stamp Set.  Don’t you just love this paper pack??? It is such a fun way to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month when you spend $60 you will receive this paper pack for FREE!!!

If you are just arriving her from MELISSA ROBINSON’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 30 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I designed a fun layout using this great paper pack.Happy Times ~ Sweet Memory layout ~ flowers & butterflies ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis is such a fun paper collection, I love it!  One of my favorite papers is the white wood grain.  I also had fun playing around with those fun flowers.  To create the light orange color flower I stamped in Sunset ink then stamped off on a scrap of paper, then inked with Canary then stamped on White Daisy.

Here is the full list of products used to create this layout:

Now it is time to move onto your next stop on the hop, which is  MELINDA EVERITT’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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Taste of Summer ~ Strawberry Pickin’

Have you heard the news?  Close to My Heart has come out with a fun, bright, colorful paper pack to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month called TASTE OF SUMMER.  I love this paper pack and have been having so much fun crating with it.

Taste of SummerDon’t you just love all the fun colors?  It has really gotten me excited for summer.  When I saw the strawberry paper and the strawberry stamps with the corresponding Taste of Summer Stamp Set, I knew it would be perfect for our Strawberry Pickin’ photos from last year.

Taste of Summer stampHere is my layout:

Strawberry Pickin Layout ~ Taste of Summer ~ #ctmhtos ~ #ctmh ~ CatScrapbooking.com

I was inspired by some layouts created by the talented Susan Williams to use the Framework Alphabet for my title.  I thought it would be fun to use a strawberry for the “a”.   To give the strawberries a little something extra, I stamped them with pigment inks and then applied Liquid Glass.

Strawberry Pickin Layout detail 1 ~ Taste of Summer ~ #ctmhtos ~ #ctmh ~ catscrapbooking.com

The flowers are from my Cricut Design Space Subscription ~Home for the Holidays – Spring. They are cut at 1.5″, 1.25″ and 1″.

Strawberry Pickin Layout detail 2 ~ Taste of Summer ~ #ctmhtos ~ #ctmh ~ catscrapbooking.com

Here is a list of the supplies I used:

Happy Crafting!

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Stampers with Attitude ~ Taste of Summer

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 art work featuring the Taste of Summer Paper Pack!

If you are just hopping here from MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog  then you are in the right spot.  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 consultant at the end of my blog.

I have been working on seasonal home decor for our house and love creating banners and wreaths.  I am needing some summer decorations and when I saw this paper pack I knew it was prefect!!!  I wanted to make a summer banner and planned to do it all in cardstock but I then found these burlap 4 x 4″ squares at Michaels and knew they would be prefect.

Taste of Summer ~ National Scrapbooking Month ~ #CTMHTOS ~ catscrapbooking.comI used my Cricut to cut the frames.  I used the 4 x4 photo frame from pg 81 in the Artbooking cartridge. The larger is cut at 3.5″ by 3.5 ” (I did unlock them in Design Space to make frame square) and the smaller is 3.25″ x 3.25″.  I used Pickwick font to crate the “SUMMER” on my Cricut Explore, but in order to create the outlined I used my Silhouette (as I am not aware of Cricut’s ability to do this using Design Space).

Taste of Summer Banner ~ S ~ National Scrapbooking Month ~ #CTMHTOS ~ catscrapbooking.comI used liquid glass on the center of the fruit to give it the shine and effect of being juicy. Taste of Summer Banner ~ U ~ National Scrapbooking Month ~ #CTMHTOS ~ catscrapbooking.com

Taste of Summer Banner ~ M ~ National Scrapbooking Month ~ #CTMHTOS ~ catscrapbooking.com

Taste of Summer Banner ~ M2 ~ National Scrapbooking Month ~ #CTMHTOS ~ catscrapbooking.com

Taste of Summer ~ E ~ National Scrapbooking Month ~ #CTMHTOS ~ catscrapbooking.com

Taste of Summer ~ R ~ National Scrapbooking Month ~ #CTMHTOS ~ catscrapbooking.com

I am so pleased the way this project turned out.

Products used for this project:

  • Taste of Summer Paper Pack ~ Only $8.95 and only available the month of May 2015
  • Cardstock ~ White Daisy, Hollyhock, Gypsy,  and Cotton Candy
  • Stamp Set ~ Taste of Summer CC1039 exclusive stamp set only available for the month of May 2015

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  • Inks ~ Gypsy, Canary, Hollyhock, Sunset, Cotton Candy, and Topiary
  • Bling ~ Ocean Sequins, Coral Sequins, Purple Glitter Gems, Pink Glitter Gems and Brown and Tan Sparkles
  • Cricut Cuts ~ Artbooking
  • Twine ~ from stash

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

Here is the full list of participants:

  1. Melinda Everitt
  2. Melissa Robinson
  3. Catherine Nowak ~  YOU ARE HERE
  4. Aggie Peters
  5. Jen Patrick
  6. Sheila Bennett
  7. Denise Elliott
  8. Wendy Taylor

Happy Crafting!

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National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop!NSMBadge

Today you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  We are featuring the Taste of Summer paper pack which is offered this month to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month.

If you are just arriving her from HALEY DYER’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 37 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I love the vibrant colors of this paper pack!  I decided to create some flowers cards.  It was fun creating these and mixing up the sayings and color combinations.Taste of Summer Card 1 ~ Flower ~ Happy Everything ~ Catscrapbooking.comThe flower was created by using a die that I had but could be done just as easily with your Cricut or Silhouette. The bottom color of the flower is cut at 2″ and the rosette is actually two 1 1/2″ circles that are scored, accordion folded, and then attached together.  The flower stem is from Art Philosophy and cut at 2.4″ high.  The grass border is from Artbooking and is cut at 4″ wide.  Here are some other varieties:

Taste of Summer Card 2 ~ Flower ~ Wavy Blooms ~ catscrapbooking.comI changed up sentiments, colors and embellishments to add a bit of variety.

Taste of Summer Card 3 ~ Flower ~ Wavy Blooms ~ catscrapbooking.comTaste of Summer Card 4 ~ Flower ~ Wavy Blooms ~ catscrapbooking.comHere is the full list of items used to create these cards:

  • Paper Pack ~ Taste of Summer
  • Cardstock ~ White Daisy, Canary, Gypsy, Sunset and Cotton Candy
  • Inks ~ Canary, Cotton Candy, Gypsy, and Sunset
  • Embellishements ~ Silver Sequins, Pink Glitter Gems, Bling Gems Gold Assortment and Sparkles Clear Assortment
  • Stamp Sets ~ Your Own Kind of Wonderful D1627, Wavy Blooms D1651 and Happy Everything D1653
  • Cricut Cartridges ~ Art Philosophy and Artbooking
  • Dies from stash
  • Journaling Pen

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

Happy Crafting!

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