Birthday Card for Jeanette

I don’t know if you saw but there is a fun contest going on right now to celebrate Close to My Heart’s founder ~ Jeanette Lynton’s birthday!!!  Create a card for her birthday and post on Facebook or Instagram with the #cards4jeanette and you could be chosen to win!!! You can check out the details here on the Make it from Your Heart Blog.

Well I could not resist the opportunity to create a card and wish Jeanette a happy birthday.  Here is the card I designed.

Charlotte Birthday Bouquet ~ Springtime Wishes ~ Thin cuts ~ CatScrapbooking.comI thought a bouquet of Springtime Wishes flowers would be most fitting.  I watercolored some and just stamped other on pattern paper.  I even used one of the B&T papers and cut out some of the leaves.

Here is the full list of products used:

Happy Crafting!

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CTMH Featured Product Hop ~ Gold & Silver Sequins

Hello and welcome to our CTMH Featured Products Blog Hop. This week our featured product is Gold and Silver Sequins .

If you have just joined us you can start here and continue on, as this is a circular hop or if you get lost along the way you can start at the beginning with Scrapbooking with KIRSTEN JADE as she has the complete list. If you came here from KIRSTEN JADE’s Blog then you are in the right place. Now on to my project:

Charlotte ~ Herringbone panel ~ Thank you ~ CatScrapbooking.comI love the herringbone technique and decided to just add a small panel of it to my card.  To create this herringbone pattern I used 1/4″ strips.  The sequins are what finish the card as it gives just the right touch to draw your eye to the sentiment.

Products used for this card:

Thank you for checking out my project. If you would like to purchase our featured product of the week or any additional supplies you can buy them HERE. If you enjoyed my project please comment below as we love feedback! Next on our blog hop is KIM LOEWEN with  SCRAPPIN WITH HEART. Make sure to check out her amazing work featuring this same product.

See you on Wednesday February 17th as we will be featuring Base and Bling!

Happy Crafting!

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New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the New Product Blog Hop!

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Today you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  We are featuring artwork showcasing some of the new product from our new Seasonal Expressions Idea Book.

If you are just arriving her from MELINDA EVERITT’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 around 31 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork. So lets get to it…

Charlotte Layout ~ Springtime Wishes ~ Puffies ~ CatScrapbooking@gmail.comSo two years ago we went on a week vacation to Florida which was a series of interesting events.  On the way down we missed our connection so we had to spend the night in a hotel which was not that bad since the airline paid for it but when traveling with a 2 year old you only carry on extra clothes for him.  We finally arrived and it was a beautiful day.  The next day that all changed as it rained no let me rephrase it was a MONSOON!!  For the next 5 days it rained.  But we made the best of it but it was tough being trapped in a house with 4 little boys.

For this layout I used the following product:

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

Happy Crafting!

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Kaleidoscope Layout ~ Texturizing Techniques

I have a fun layout that I created using a technique I recently saw in a Close to My Heart video.  The video is about adding texture to your layout and when was designing this layout I decided to give it a try.  Here is the video which shows a couple other ideas too but I focused on the cellophane bag, ink and our cleaner.

Here is my layout:

Kaleidoscope layout ~ Springtime Wishes ~ CatScrapbooking.comTo add the Sunset and Pacifica to the background here is what I did:

Texturizing Technique ~ Step 1 ~ CatScrapbooking.comThen just adding a spritz or two of the CTMH Stamp cleaner results in beading of the ink.

Texturizing Techniques ~ Step 2 ~ CatScrapbooking.comI then just rubbed the cellophane bag around the paper an viola a unique textured background.

Texturizing Technique ~ Kaleidoscope Layout ~ CatScrapbooking.comSo simple but it creates a unique affect.

Supplies used to crate this layout:

Happy Crafting!

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Planners Gonna Plan

Have you heard and seen the buzz about the new Close to My Heart Planners???  Well I love organization and planners so I was excited about this new product.  I was able to spend some time working on my planner this weekend.  I really love it!! I love the colors and that it has the week on two pages vs my single page planer I am currently using. I wanted to show you how it looks and how I am using it.

2016 CTMH Planner Month overview ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is the monthly overview. I used the stickers, washi tape and some of our papers to indicate things on my calendar.  I assigned a color washi tape/sticker for each member of my family and also have one to indicate couple and family time.  I also have my regularly schedule blog hops indicated with various circles and tabs.  This helps me stay up on things.  By the way if you look at some of the tabs you many not recognize some of those papers this is because they are from the soon to be released Penelope Paper pack.2016 CTMH Planner Weekly view 2 ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is what the weekly overview looks like.  I have the washi/sticker and tabs to indicate the same things on my monthly overview.  I used the new roller stamp to add menu to each day so I can plan my meals all on the same calendar instead of a separate one like I have been using.  I also used the birthday stamp on the roller to indicate a birthday then wrote who next to it.

2016 CTMH Planner Weekly view 1 ~ catscrapbooking.comI have to admit that the area to write to-dos or notes is not big enough for me as I currently uses a to do list for each day then transfer what is not done to the next.  I got creative and decided to create my own to do list and if I want I can change it every month if I want to look at something different.

To do list for 2016 CTMH Planner ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is a closer look.  I used the Artfully Sent cartridge and created one of the Framed Sleeve Cards #M101055 and cut it at 7.21″ high by 9.73″ wide.  This way I can slide in my to do lists in and change them out as needed. I actually created the inserts using the pocket cards and added the lines in Design Space.  So I just send it to my printer and using a black pen in the first holder I don’t have to draw lines, the Cricut does all the work 🙂  If you are wondering about the adorable flowers well this is another sneak peak at Springtime Wishes Stamp set and cut them using Springtime Wishes thin cuts.  I used my watercolor paper and paints.

To do list for 2016 CTMH Planner detail 2 ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is a closer look at how they slide in and out.  I am so happy the way this planner is working out that I can’t wait to start using it full time …. Only two more weeks!!!!

Now don’t you want your own??? Well what are you waiting for??? You can order your own 2016 planner now.  During December, you can get your hands on the new, gorgeous Everyday Life™ album from Close To My Heart, the accompanying Everyday Life 2016 planner pages, and the coordinating Everyday Life Perfect Plan roller stamp in an exclusive product bundle for only $29.95. That’s over 15% off the retail price! With the new Everyday Life line, you’ll experience “memory keeping on the go” as you track your water intake, stamp reminders, keep appointments, and tuck away precious memories—plus much more—all at once! This offer is only available while supplies last, so plan to place your order early in the month and start 2016 off right.  Here is the link.

5746b11f-080a-4fef-b07b-3dfbb70306c2I will be sharing some other documents I have been crating to go with my planner like a freezer inventory, grocery list and blog social media chart.

Happy Crating and Organizing!

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