Everything ABC’s ~ Letter F

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!!!

ABC's Blog BadgeThis week we will be featuring the letter “F”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “F” element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from WENDY KESSLER’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 at the bottom of this post.

Since one of my FAVORITE animals is a FOX, I could not resist using one of my adorable fox stamps.  This FOX and her pups is called Foxy Mama by Tiddly Inks.  I designed two cards which are the same but one is watercolored and one is colored with ShinHan Markers.

Hey Foxy ~ Fox ~ ShinHan Markers ~ Tiddly Inks ~ CatScrapbooking.com

This one was colored using our ShinHan markers.  Hey Foxy ~ Fox ~ Tiddly Inks ~ Watercoloring ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis one as colored using Watercolors.  I just love this mama fox and had fun playing around with different coloring techniques.  I used VersaMark ink to stamp the image then used black embossing powder.

Here is the full list of products used:

Now it is time to hop on over to LINDA NORMAN’S Blog and see what she has created for you today.

Here is the full list of participants in case you get lost.

Happy Crafting!

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Everything ABC’s Blog Hop ~ Y

Welcome to the Everything ABC Blog Hop!

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

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from LINDA NORMAN’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.

The letter “Y” is a difficult letter but it is easier than some others.  We thought it would be great to introduce our son to sports and when a friend reached out saying her son would be playing and she would be coaching, we thought that would be great.  Well our expectaioan of 3-5 year old basket ball was not at all what I expected.  But the YMCA does a great job of just promoting sportsmanship and team building.  On my layout I also used some YARN to do the stitching and the bows. Then I used some of last YEARS fundamental papers.

ABC's Y ~ Basketball Layout ~ Fundamentals ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is a closer look at each side.

ABC's Y ~ Basketball Layout Left ~ Fundamentals ~ CatScrapbooking.comI love the way I was able to incorporate so many photos on this page.  This truly showed how unfocused 4 year old are when it comes to basketball :-).

ABC's Y ~ Basketball Layout Right ~ Fundamentals ~ CatScrapbooking.comI love that this page highlights my son actually making a basket and then how happy he was with himself after.  I used the Basketball image from Artbooking, I then welded 4 together in Design Space to make the border.  I then repeated the process with the basketballs after hiding the contour of the grooves of the basketball.  To get the Awesome stamp multicolors I did a bit of making.

ABC's Y ~ Basketball layout detail ~ Fundamentals ~ CatScrapbooking.comTo create the two tone stamping for this one I fussy cut the Sunset pieces and adhered them over the Outdoor Denim.

Here is a full list of items used:

  • Paper packs ~ Scardey Cat (retired), Taste of Summer (retired), Enchantment Fundamental Paper pack
  • Cardstock ~ White Daisy, Indian Corn Blue (retired) and Outdoor Denim (retired)
  • Inks ~ Indian Corn Blue (retired), Outdoor Denim (retired) and Sunset
  • Stamp Set ~Team Player D1652
  • Cricut ~ Artbooking
  • Yarn ~ my stash

Now it is time to hop on over to LAUREN MOORE’S Blog and see what she has created 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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Taste of Summer ~ Sunburst

I am really liking this special paper pack the Taste of Summer!  ac68d414-f072-4dcd-9bd5-8db949070f93

It is such a fun and vibrant paper pack with so much potential of fun bright colorful projects.  I have been having so much fun with this paper and have so many more inspirations for what to design, so stay tuned.

I knew when I saw these fun colors that it may be the perfect combinations for Starburst (or Sunburst) cards.  Using the fun Taste of Summer stamp set I was able t0 create theses fun cards.

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Here are my cards that I created using the Taste of Summer paper pack and stamp set.

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

Here are the individual cards.

Taste of Summer ~ Sunburst ~ Pucker Up ~ National Scrapbooking Month ~ #CTMHTOS ~ catscrapbooking.com

 

Taste of Summer ~ Sunburst ~ Orange You Sweet ~ National Scrapbooking Month ~ #CTMHTOS ~ catscrapbooking.com

To crated the shimmer around the lemon slices and orange slices I added a bit of crystal Stickles.

Taste of Summer ~ Sunburst ~ You're Berry Special ~ National Scrapbooking Month ~ #CTMHTOS ~ catscrapbooking.com

What fun things will you crate with this paper pack?  I have a layout in mind so stay tuned to my blog for inspiration.

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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