December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Thoughtful Flowers

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring December’s stamp of the month ~Thoughtful Flowers (S1612) a set of 14.

dec2016badgeIf you are coming here from MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ 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.  This month we have around 30 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

thoughtful-flowers-dec-2016I love these flowers and the fact they lend themselves so well to being colored.  I started by just stamping a lot of the flowers on Watercolor paper then decided which ones I wanted to use.  I chose the big flower in the lower corner then started painting.

thoughtful-flowers-december-sotm-catscrapbooking-comI chose one of the vases form Flower Market and cut it in Gold Glitter Paper.  Then cut a banner from Artistry.  The background paper is Whimsy Fundamentals.  Here is the same card but I added the Glaicier twine bow – not sure which one I like better….

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If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of September and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

Your next stop is along this hop 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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November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ New Year’s Cheer

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring October’s stamp of the month ~New Year’s Cheer (S1611) a set of 13 .

nov2016badgeIf you are coming here from MICHELLE STEWART’S Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ 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.  This month we have around 30 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

newyearscheerI could not resist using the gold and silver embossing powder as it seemed to fit perfectly with a New Year celebration.

nov-sotm-new-years-cheer-oh-deer-catscrapbooking-comSuch a fun stamp set!! For this project I used the following:

If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of September and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

Your next stop is along this hop is WENDY KESSLER’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Purr-Fect Halloween

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring August’s stamp of the month ~Purr-fect Halloween (S1608) a set of 17.

Purrfect Halloweeen badgeIf you are coming here from TRACIE CASSIDY’S Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ 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.  This month we have around 25 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

Purr-fect Halloween Aug 2016I absolutely adore this stamp set!  I am a huge Halloween fan and not to mention it features my nickname :-). I am looking forward to doing so fun creations with this stamp set.  The first idea that came to mind was this card.

Purr-fect Halloween ~ Aug SOTM 2016 ~ Watercoloring ~ Artbooking ~ CatScrapbooking.comI watercolored the background as I wanted to give the effect of a midnight sky with the moon coming through.  I realized I could not use a black cat so I went for an orange kitty.

Here is the list of products used to create this card:

If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of August and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

Your next stop is along this hop 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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March Stamp of the Month ~ Sunshine Birdies

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring March’s stamp of the month ~Sunshine Birdies (S1603) a set of 11.  MarchSOTM2016If you are coming here from MELISSA ROBINSON’s Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ 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.  This month we have over 35 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.1603 Sunshine BirdiesWhen I saw these cute birds, I thought about coloring so I decided to create my own pattern paper and have a bit of adult coloring time.  Here is how I did it.

Adult Coloring ~ Sunshine Birdies 1 ~ March SOTM ~ CatScrapbooking.comI random stamped the birds, branch, and butterflies on my cardstock with Momento ink.  I decided to add in some flowers which came from Woodland Romance D1683.   I then took out my ShinHan markers and had a great time coloring.

Adult Coloring ~ Sunshine Birdies ~ March SOTM ~ CatScrapbooking.comI have to be honest in saying once I finished coloring I was not really sure what I planned to do :-)…. I just was so exited to color.  Well after thinking on it for a while this is what I decided to do.

Sunshine Birdies ~ You Makke Me Happy ~ Adult coloring ~ CatScrapbooking.comSo I decided t0 trim my colored cardstock and then cut into strips.  I then cut a Flower #m3faee from Artbooking.  I then masked off the You Make Me Happy and inked in Momento, Lagoon and Pomegranate. I then came back and colored the You and Make with my ShinHan markers.

Here is the full list of products used:

Your next stop is along this hop is Wendy Kessler’s Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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Yuletide Christmas Cards

I fell in love with a card that the talented WENDY COFFMAN designed using October’s SOTM and some of last years retired Yuletide paper.  I just knew the moment I saw it I was going to CASE it (copy and share everything, copy and selectively edit, & copy another scrapbookers efforts) what ever definition you see fit :-).

Yuletide ~ Twinkle SOTM ~ Artiste ~ CatScrapbooking.com Yultide ~ Twinkle ~ Christmas Card ~ Artiste ~ CatScrapbooking.comI so love this card and made few to sell at my up coming Craft Fair.  I hope you enjoy it too.

Happy Crafting!

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July Stamp of the Month ~ Life is Wonderful

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring July’s stamp of the month ~Life is Wonderful (S1507) a set of 8.

JulyIf you are coming here from  JENNY GILBERT’s Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ 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. This month we have approximately 47 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

11010304_10206774736873265_5056244779494318833_oI love this stamp set as the font looks like chalkboard lettering so I knew immediately I planed to use White Daisy or Colonial ink on a dark cardstock such as Black.  I was flipping through the photos I had to scrapbook and saw some fun photos of my son with one of our dogs.  I had just gotten my camera for Mother’s day that year so I had it with me all the time.  I knew the “Life is Wonderful” would be a perfect title for this layout.  I decided to mix up my papers and so I used Chalk it up with Jackson and added the Cranberry Twill ribbon to the mix.  I am really happy the way this turned out, take a look for yourself.

Life is Wonderful ~ July SOTM ~ Jackson paper pack ~ Chalk it Up paper pack ~ CTMH ~ catscrapbooking.comI really love the way these paper packs went together even though if you layout all the papers you would never think to use them together.  I used the cranberry to add a little pop of bright color and to match the red in the photos. Here is a close up of the tittle and individual pages.

Life is Wonderful detail ~ July SOTM ~ Jackson paper pack ~ Chalk it Up paper pack ~ CTMH ~ catscrapbooking.comI used Colonial White ink on the Black cardstock ~ I love the way it looks like a chalkboard!! I stamped the arrows the same way.

Life is Wonderful right ~ July SOTM ~ Jackson paper pack ~ Chalk it Up paper pack ~ CTMH ~ catscrapbooking.comThe scalloped border was crated using a border punch I have in my collection.

Life is Wonderful left ~ July SOTM ~ Jackson paper pack ~ Chalk it Up paper pack ~ CTMH ~ catscrapbooking.comHer is the entire list of items used for this layout.

  • Paper packs ~ Jackson X7195B and Chalk it Up X7184B
  • Cardstock ~ Colonial White, Glacier, Black and Cranberry
  • Stamp Sets ~ Life is wonderful S1507
  • Inks ~ Colonial White, Glacier, Black and Cranberry
  • Embellishments ~ Oceanside Sequins Z3041

Your next stop is along this hop is KATHLEEN ANDROLEWICZ’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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ABC’S Blog Hop ~ L

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Hop!

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

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from LAUREN MOORE’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 was trying to think about what would be a fun “L” element….. I was inspired by a new die I had seen in a magazine and really wanted to use it. How could I incorporate it into this hop…. LANDSCAPE!!!  So my “L”s are LANDSCAPE and LAGOON.

Ice Cream Dreams ~ ABC's L ~ Slidder card ~ catscrapbooking.com I found this cool metal die by The Cat’s Pajamas ~ Slider so I could make easy slider cards.  I made a slid in the Lagoon Fundamental paper.  I also used the Thistle Fundamental paper to make the pull tab as well as the awning for the Ice Cream Truck.  I used my blending pen to color the truck.

Ice Cream Dreams ~ ABC's L ~ Slidder card inside ~ catscrapbooking.comI used foam tape to attach the Lagoon Fundamental to give room for the card to slide.  Since I attached this to a card base I still have the inside of the card to write my message to my recipient.

Products used for this project:

  • Fundamental Paper Pack ~ Adventure and Whimsy
  • Cardstock ~ White Daisy, Thistle, and Canary
  • Inks ~ Momento Black, Pear, Canary, Slate, Lagoon, Thistle and Pixie
  • Embellishments ~ Clear Sparkle Assortment and Pink Shimmer trim
  • Stamp Set ~ Ice Cream Dream S1506 (only available the month of June 2015)

Now it is time to hop on over to MARIE GOETZ’S Blog and check out what she has created for you today!

Happy Crafting!

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March Stamp of the Month ~Choose Happy

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring March’s stamp of the month ~Choose Happy (S1503) a set of 14.

MarchSOTMBadge If you are coming here from PRISCILLA GOTHAM’s Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ 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.  This month we have over 50 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

Choose Happy

This stamp set is very whimsical and be fun addition to any card or layout.  When I was brainstorming for an inspiration the first thing that came to mind was a tag.  Then I went to the Close to My Heart how to book,  Wishes, and was instantly inspired by the card on the cover. I flipped to page 97 and got to work.

Choose Happy SOTM CTMH ~catsrapbooking.comI actually combined two of the sentiments on the stamp set “you’re special” and “this day”.  Using a masking technique I was able to combine them and create “You’re Special Day”.  I colored the frame using our new ShinHan markers to make it really pop. ***I realize I have made a faux pas ~ My card is not grammatically correct.  I will try and make the change as soon as I can. ***

Choose Happy SOTM CTMH ~ catscrapbooking.comHere is the full list of supplies used for this card:

  • Paper Pack ~ Brushed X7190B
  • Cardstock ~ Pixie and White Daisy
  • Embelishments ~ Flamingo Dots Z1934, Topiary Striped Washi Tape Z2002 and Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon Z1929
  • Stamp Set ~ Choose Happy S1503
  • ShinHan Markers ~ Light Orange Z2455, Vivid Green Z2466, Cherry Pink Z2450, Golden Yellow Z2452 and Tender Pink Z2464
  • Cricut Cut ~ Tag
  • How to Book ~ Wishes 9041

Your next stop is along this hop is ANGELA WHITE’S Blog, so hop on over and see what she had created for you today.

Happy crafting!

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Stampers with Attitude Blog Hop ~ Love Close to My Heart

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 what we LOVE about Close to My Heart artwork.   If you are just hopping here from JEN PATRICK’S Bl0g  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  consultants at the end of this blog.

Where do I even begin ….. There are so many things I love about Close to My Heart!!!  Lets see …. Paper, Stamps, Albums, Embellishments, friends, Art Philosophy, Artise, Artbooking, Artfully Sent, inks, colors….. you get the idea. I guess if I had to pick my top few things it would be:

1) the wonderful assortment of paper packs that are offered and the colors; as my true passion is for scrapbooking (although I really love all paper crafts).

2) the fun embellishment – whether it is ribbon, compliments, assortments, gems, I love them all but my go to embellishment is bling and shimmer trim.

3) the wonderful albums which are offered to hold all my memory keeping.

So let my share with you just some of the things I love about Close to My Heart with this layout I created using Heartstrings paper pack, shimmer trim and some hearts.

heartstrings layout ~ Valentine's Layout ~ Catscrapbooking.com

Now all I need is some photos from this years Valentine’s festivities, I don’t really have any plans yet but I will need to make sure I do something in order to use this layout 🙂

Heartstrings Valentines layout ~ catscrapbooking.comFor this layout I used the Artiste cartridge to cut the hearts.  The XOXO and scalloped border were cut using my Silhouette.

Items used:

  • Paper Pack ~ Heartstrings X7193B
  • Cardstock ~ Whisper, Lagoon, Hollyhock, and White Daisy
  • Embellishments ~ Red Enamel Hearts Z2009, White Shimmer trim Z3024
  • Ink ~ Whisper, Hollyhock, and Lagoon
  • Stamp Set ~ This Moment S1501

Your next stop is BELINDA MCLANE’S Blog, be sure to hop on over and see what she has created for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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Here is the full list of participants if you get lost along the way.

January Stamp of the Month ~ This Moment

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring January’s stamp of the month ~ This Moment (S1501) a set of 12.

1SOTM+Blog+Badge+ If you are coming here from KATHY BURROWS, then you are in the right spot ~ 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.  This month we have around 60 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

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I really love this stamp set and it is really a versatile set.  When you first see the images you think of valentines but it could really be used for any thing.  Here I used it for a layout of my son which is not valentines related.  I also love the Heartstrings paper pack as it to can also be used for more than valentines.

Heartstrings layout ~ This Moment ~ Catsscrapbooking.com

Products used for this layout:

  • Paper Pack ~ Heartstrings X7193B
  • Cardstock ~ Crystal Blue, Cranberry, Whisper & Daisy White
  • Shimmer Trim ~ White Z3024
  • Slate Diagonal Stripped Ribbon ~ Z1989
  • Stuck on You Puffies ~ Z3037
  • Journaling Pen ~ Z1979
  • Stamp Set ~ This Moment S1501

Your next stop is along this hop is JILENA PASKETT, so hop on over and see what she had created for you today.

Happy crafting!

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