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 #149 ~ Ruby, Outdoor Denim, Colonial White & Kraft

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #149 we are featuring RUBY, OUTDOOR DENIM, COLONIAL WHITE and KRAFT.

11401444_10153070823819440_2587294451351161646_nSince these colors have a patriotic feel I thought I would design a layout for my shadow box to celebrate the 4th of July.  I have been needing to update it so this worked out perfectly.

Color Dare #149 ~ 4th of July ~ patriotic layout ~ catscrapbooking.comFor this project I used my Cricut Explore to cut all the shapes.  I used Ruby & Outdoor Denim cardstock and Fundamental paper with the Colonial White cardstock.  My base is the Kraft.  For my cuts the star is just one of the basic shapes found in Design Space.  The overlay, rocket and frame are all from Artbooking cartridge.  I used scraps of paper to back these cuts which made them more colorful.  I did have to cut away one of the stars from the photo frame as it was covering too much of the photo.  The fireworks bursts are part of my Cricut subscription #M32A4A and so is the 4th of July is also from my subscription #M43700.  I used some of the sequins I had to five it a little shimmer.  I am so happy the way this turned out and the way I designed the photo frame is next year I can change out the photo with one from this year.

Now 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 #149.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday July 9, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Beach Theme Cards

I am finally beginning to settle back into a routine after a week long vacation.  This was the first vacation my husband I have taken which was longer than 3 nights or not going to visit family since our honeymoon 15 years ago.  Needless to say this was long overdue!!!  We went to Antigua WI and spent our days on the beach and by the pool ~ it was heaven.  While we were there we meet a fun couple from North Carolina.  We ended up having dinner and drinks a couple nights.  So I wanted to make sure we stayed in touch so I though I would design a card for them.

I have been wanting to play around with the Treasured Friendship C1594 stamp set and now I had the perfect occasion to do so.  I got to thinking that I could create the sand look by doing the background using the Boken technique and then stamp the shells on top.  I LOVE the way this turned out.

Treasured Friendship ~ Boken ~ seashells ~ catscrapbooking.comI used Champagne, Cashmere, Saddle and Whisper inks on a piece of Colonial White cardstock.  I applied the inks in a random pattern using a sponge.  I then used Colonial White ink to create the Boken technique. I then came back and stamped the shells using pigment inks ~ Chocolate, Sorbet and Saddle.  I matted the Colonial White cardstock on Sorbet cardstock before adhering to card base.  I added a few of the sequins from the Ocean collection.  I did use another shell and the sentiment “friends are like shellshells, you pick them up along the way” on the inside. To create the extra stippling at the bottom of the card I used a splatter stamp stamp set from my stash.  This card definitely feel beach like to me.

Happy Crafting!

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Stampers with Attitude Summer Time

Welcome to the Stampers with Attitude Summer Time Blog Hop. This month the Stampers with Attitude are going to showcase some Summer Time creations.

If you just arrived from DI CRAWFORD then you are on the right track.

For my Summer Time theme I am going to show case a layout using Balloon Ride.  This was the layout I designed for my monthly workshop.

Balloon Ride page kit

Here it is with my photos plus a little additional bling:

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Supplies used for this project:

  • Balloon Ride Paper Pack
  • Bronze Shimmer Trim
  • Brads (retired CTMH)
  • Brown and Tan Sparkle Assortment
  • Quatrefoil Embossing Folder

Your next stop on this hop is MELISSA ROBINSON, be sure to check out what wonderful creation she has designed.

Here is the entire list of participants in case you get lost:

  1. Denise Elliott ~
  2. Melinda Everitt ~
  3. Fawn Carriker ~
  4. Sheila Bennett ~
  5. Hilary Reynolds ~
  6. Barbi Kelley ~
  7. Jen Patrick~
  8. Jaime Llewellyn ~
  9. Kat Ancheta-
  10. Di Crawford ~
  11. Catherine Nowak ~
  12. Melissa Robinson ~
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