Stampers with Attitude ~ Summer/Vacation Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampers with Attitude Blog Hop!!  The Stampers with an Attitude is the team lead by Kimberly Moss.  This month the Stampers with Attitude are going to be showcasing art work with a summer / vacation theme.

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 love the Seaside paper pack and we have been lucky to go on a beach vacation the past three years.  The last two were to visit family.   I grew up going to the beach so I wanted our son to have that experience too.  We went to Watercolor FL in 2013 to stay at my brothers house.  So I knew this paper pack would be perfect for the beach photos from this trip.  Mind you or trip was not quite the beach trip we hoped as it poured everyday with flash floods.  So we took what little beach time we could.

SummerVacation Layout ~ Seaside ~ Treasured Friendship ~ catscrapbooking.comI used the stamp set Treasured Friendship to create the accent points using the shells.  I stamped them and then added some color using our watercolor pencils.  I then inked the edges using Champagne and Desert Sand.

SummerVacation Layout detail ~ Seaside ~ Treasured Friendship ~ catscrapbooking.comI cut the tittle using my Cricut Explore ~ I have to admit the one thing I do not like is trying to remember what font was used after I have selected it and un-grouped then welded.  I cannot for the life of me remember which one I choose (sorry).  I did cut it twice using two different patten papers.

Now it is time to hop on over to very talented MELINDA EVERITT’s Blog and see what wonderful creation she has for you.  Here is the full list of participants:

  1. Melissa Robinson
  2. Catherine Nowak ~ You are here
  3. Melinda Everitt
  4. Wendy Taylor

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #151 ~ Seaside

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #151 we are featuring the colors from Seaside ~ GLACIER, LAGOON, PEAR, HOLLYHOCK, SORBET, DESERT SANDS and Colonial White.

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I just got back from a beach vacation so I thought it would be great to go ahead and design a scrapbook layout from this trip.  I also had been doing a little bit of organization in preparation for my trip to Anaheim and the 2015 Close to My Heart convention.  There I will have a sneak peak at all the new product which will be released September 1st.   Anyway, in my cleaning I discovered I have several SVG files that I forgot I owned so I got them in my Silhouette and printed photos to remind myself to used them.  One of the ones I found was this Tropical Paradise.

Color Dare #151 ~ Seaside ~ Tropical Paradise ~ Vacation layout ~ catscrapbooking.comI love the hibiscus flower and the island was covered with them so it was the perfect accent.  I also added the stitching by using a ruler and my white gel pen.  Here is a close up.

Color Dare #151 ~ Seaside ~ Vacation layout detail ~ catscrapbooking.comNow it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~ Color Dare #151.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday July 23, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Stampers with Attitude Blog Hop ~ Picture My Life

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 Picture My Life (PML).  Just in case you are not familiar with Picture My Life, it is a scrapbooking program, meant for quick and beautiful memory-keeping.  This program comes in many themes, all based on the gorgeous designs of some of our most popular paper packets.  You can also find for a limited time some of the new seasonal inspirations paper packs.

If you are just hopping here from DENISE ELLIOTT’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 chose SEASIDE  as my PML to work with of my project.  I have also been wanting to try to design a mini album using the new My Creations Mini Kraft Album.  The My Creations Mini Albums work perfectly with the PML cards as it has 10 mini page protectors which hold either one 4×6 or two 3×4 PML cards or photos.  This year my husband and I are celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary and are taking our first vacation away from our son.  I am scared and excited all at the same time.  We are going to a beach resort so I figured this would be perfect to preserve our vacation.

Seaside ~ My Creations Mini Kraft Album ~ Cover ~ catscrapbooking.comOn the cover I used two Seaside PML card which are backed in Glacier and Desert Sand.  I also used my Artbooking Cartridge for the waves using Lagoon and Glacier.  The waves are featured on page ?? of the Artbooking Cartridge booklet.  I have to admit I was elated when my preview items from the Seasonal Expressions 2 arrived yesterday. As I was struggling what to do with the cover since I knew I needed a ribbon or twine which would work with the colors on my cover and nothing in my stash quite worked.   So I am offering up a sneak-peek at the NEW GLACIER EXTRA THICK TWINE Z3039 (which will be available April 1st 2015 in the Seasonal Expressions Two)

Seaside ~ My Creations Mini Kraft Album ~ pg1~ catscrapbooking.comHere is your other sneak-peek ~ the sequins used her are from the new Oceanside collection.

Seaside ~ My Creations Mini Kraft Album ~ pg 8&9 ~ catscrapbooking.com

 

 

Seaside ~ My Creations Mini Kraft Album ~ pg 12 & 13 ~ catscrapbooking.com

I colored the White Enamel Stars to coordinate better.  The stars on the right I used the Pastel Peach marker which gave them an off white color to match the Colonial White cardstock.  These are just a few more photos of my album. As you can see I enhanced the PML cards with numerous embellishments. I added photo mats and doodled around the edges. So now once I come home from our trip all I have to do is add the journaling and photos and I have a fabulous souvenir from our trip.

Here is a full list of supplies used:

  • Picture My Life ~ Seaside A-La-Carte Z3063
  • Cardstock ~ Glacier, Lagoon, Kraft, and Colonial White
  • Sequins ~ Gold Z2012 and Oceanside Z3041 (new available April 1st)
  • Bling Gem Assortment Z2023
  • Enamel Stars Z2010
  • Junebug Puffies Z3038
  • Chalk It Up Assortment Z3009
  • Pathfinding Assortment Z3012
  • Glacier Extra Thick Twine Z3039 (new available April 1st)
  • ShinHan Twin Touch Markers ~ Pastel Peach Z2460 and Turquoise  Blue Z2465

Now hop on over to MELISSA ROBINSON’S 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.

  1. Catherine Nowak <— You are here
  2. Melissa Robinson
  3. Sheila Bennett
  4. Belinda McLane
  5. Jen Patrick
  6. Christy Geyer
  7. Denise Elliott

Happy Crafting!

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