September Stamp of the Month ~ Just Treats

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring SEPTEMBER’s stamp of the month ~ JUST TREATS (S1809) a set of 22.If 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 20 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

This stamp set is wonderful as there are soooo many ways you could use it.  here are two that I came up with.

The first one I created was this one.

I used the new Boutique Paper Pack.  I loved the PML card from this pack as my pattern paper. I then used Peacock, Glacier and Sugarplum. I masked the Sentiment with Peacock and Sugarplum.

I also used the new Sugarplum Shimmer brush to add a bit of glimmer to the card.  It is hard to see but the dots and drops I added the shimmer.  I also added it to the the peppermints.

For this card I used the Hello Pumpkin paper pack. I love the Ghost from the Hello Pumpkin Scrapbooking Stamp Set but I really wanted the reverse image too.  So I googled how to do it and found this video.   I also used the Hello Pumpkin Washi Tape.

I wanted to add a bit of shimmer to this as well so I used the new Black Shimmer Brush for the eyes, drops, dots and the “no”. I also masked the sentiment with Black, Nectarine and Pansy.

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!

Color Dare 289 ~ Raspberry, Mink & Juniper

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #289 we are challenging you to use (All and Only) these CTMH Colors: RASPBERRY, MINK,  and JUNIPER.  You are able to use neutrals – Black and White in your design. You can check out the rules HERE.

I have been seeing cards with the sentiment cut out of the card and popped up.  I thought that would be great for this challenge and use a floral design.  Here is how it turned out.

In this view it is hard to see the “TH” as the stamp is pretty bold.  I used the Thin Cut – Block Letters to cut the “Thank.”  The flower is from a retired stamp set called A Budding Friendship D1602 and the “You” if from another retired stamp set called Sunny Thoughts S1802.  Here is a side view:

Here you can see how the letters are popped up.  I used the thick foam tape to pop them up.

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 #289 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday. May 3, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Feeling Foxy!!

Okay I may have to admit I have an addiction…. and it is to this cute critter, a fox!!! I have been purchasing any and all (or at least almost all) fox stamp sets.  I recently saw this cute set by Honey Bee Stamps and fell head over heals in love!

I have been coloring foxes and making cards about 30 all together.

Here is what all the cards look like and then I will show them in smaller groupings.  I made multiple of the same patterns.

That is a lot of foxes!!


I only did a few with this fox, so I guess I know what I will be doing soon…

I liked the blue with the orange of the fox.

I even add some sequences to these as well.

Here is the last group:

Thank you for checking out my cute foxes!

Happy Crafting!

Thank You Cards

I was needing a bunch of thank you cards. I found a cute card on Pinterest and scrap lifted it. Here is my take on the card.

Love the bright stripes and they make such fun happy thank you cards.  The prickly pear on left uses Sea Glass, Blossom, Lemon, Sapphire and Tangerine.  The Little Dreamer uses Glacier, Lemon, Thistle, and Tangerine.

Happy Crafting!

Thank You Cards

I needed to create some thank you cards so I decided to play around with our new oval thin cut and the corresponding Scripty Thank you stamp A1206.

This one uses the Little Dreamer paper pack.

For this card I used the now retired paper pack Hello Lovely. I used the gold shimmer brush the thank you to give it a bit of glitter.  Here is a close up:

Happy Crafting!

Everything ABC’s Blog Hop ~ Letter T

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

ABC's Blog BadgeThis week we will be featuring the letter “T”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “T” element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from DARLYS RECKER’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.

Well one of the things I have been consumed by recently is my son’s fifth birthday. This year he wanted TEENAGE Mutant Ninja TURTLE as the THEME.  I was able to create some things for the party this year but not as much as in the past.

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For the gift bags we made numb chucks out of pool noodles, black duck tape, black nylon cord and 3/4″ pvc pipe ends.  The kids thought they were so fun!ninja-pizza-toss-teenage-mutant-ninja-birthday-catscrapbooking-com

For one of the game I painted an open mouth Micky on a large box and then turned small frisbees into mini pizzas that they could toss into the open mouth.teenage-mutant-ninja-turtle-thank-you-cards-ninja-turtle-birthday-catscrapbooking-comSince I did not get time to create invitations I knew I needed to make the THANK you notes.  These were simple to create.

Now it is time to hop on over to LAUREN MOORE’S BLOG and see what she has created for you today.

Here is the full list of participants:

Catherine Nowak ~ You are Here
Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #205 ~ Juniper, Thistle, Eggplant, Crystal Blue, and White Daisy

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #205 we are challenging you to combine JUNIPER, THISTLE, EGGPLANT, CHRYSTAL BLUE,  and WHITE DAISY.

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For this week I was excited to play with the brand new Cricut Collection ~ Flower Market!!  I saw the hydrangeas and knew that was what I was going to create.  It is so easy and turns out so cool, take a look…

Color Dare #205 ~ Flower Market ~ Thank you card ~ CatScrapbooking.comI decided the white was too much for the background so I watercolored the cardstock to match the Juniper. Love the way this turned out and it took no time!!! I did have to bust out my new Shimmer Brush Z3293 I used it in the centers of the flowers.

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 #205 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday July 28, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Thank You Gift Card Set

Do you follow CTMH on Instagram?  Well a couple of weeks ago they showed a technique of using spray pens to color a Cricut cut sentiment.  Well I loved it and could not wait to try it.  Here are my cards.

Thank you card sets ~ catscrapbooking.comFor this set I used Pear, Lagoon and Smoothie reinkers mixed with rubbing alcohol as it will dry faster than water.  I used the Quatrafoil, Diamond and Dot embossing folders.  I really love this look so simple but the outcome is fabulous.

Thank you gift card sets 2 ~ CatScrapbooking.comI designed two sets the second one is with Glacier, Flaxen and Thistle reinkers.  I packaged them in sets of 6, two of each of the embossed cards for a great gift card set.

Happy Crafting,

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ABC’s Blog Hop ~ E

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog hop!

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

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from PAM TROSTLE Blog then you are in the right place.

For my “E” element I choose dry EMBOSSING and Seasonal EXPRESSIONS 1.   I just love the paper pack in this idea book, particularly Hopscotch.  I also found my inspiration for this card on page 17.

Husky Thank You Card ~ ABC's Hop ~ Catscrapbooking.comI was asked to design some thank  you cards for a Siberian Husky and Malamute rescue organization.  I have done this for a couple of Malamute Rescues and since we have Huskies (and have had malamutes in the past) I was honored to have the opportunity to create them.  For this card I used the following items:

  • Paper Pack ~ Hopscotch X7194B
  • Cardstock ~ Glacier, Flaxen and White Daisy
  • Embossing folder ~ Pawprint (Darice)
  • Stamp ~ Husky (brand unknown) and Banner Wishes B1438
  • ShinHan Marker ~ Turquoise Blue Z2465
  • Journaling Pen ~Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen Z1979

Now hop on over to LAUREN MOORE’s Blog and check out what technique she will be featuring for the letter “E”.  If you get lost along the way you can find the full list of participants on LINDA NORMAN’S Blog.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #120

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge #120.  For this week we are featuring Barn Red, Goldrush, Glacier, Olive, and Lagoon.  Which just so happens to be the colors of the Pathfinding paper pack!!

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I really love the leaves of the Fall Harvest stamp set.  I wanted to try a new way to color them using a technique I had seen using stamp pads, the all purpose mat and a spray pen.  Here is how it works.  the first step is to rub your ink pad onto the shinny side of your CTMH All Purpose mat.  If you do not have an all purpose mat you may be able to do this with a ziplock style bag.  I used one of my spay pens with a little water to spay the inked area.

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I cut the leaves using my silhouette ~ I created my own cut file.  Then placing the paper or in this case the leaves face down into the ink I was able to create a marbled look.

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I then just wiped the mat with a baby wipe and the ink is all cleaned up.  I then flipped the mat over and using my craft heater I dried the leaves so I could stamp them in Chocolate.  I really like the way they turned out.

Color Dare 120 ~ Catscrapbooking.comYou are getting a sneak peek at one of the new hostess stamp sets from the Seasonal Expression which goes live next month!!! It is the Thank you stamp.

Supplies used for this card:

  • Paper pack ~ Pathfinding
  • Cardstock ~ Chocolate and Colonial White
  • Ink ~ Chocolate, Barn Red, Goldrush, Olive and Olive
  • Stamp Sets ~ Fall Harvest C1504 and Variety of Thanks B1471 (hostess exclusive available starting Dec 1)
  • Embellishments~ Gold Sequins Z2012, Teal Shimmer trim Z1918, Twine and button from stash.
  • Tools ~ All purpose Mat Z2045 and Spray Pen Z138

Now it is your turn! Just create a design using the featured colors then link on Color My Hearts home page which can be found here.

Happy Crafting!

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