Color Dare #229 ~ Silver, Black, White Daisy, Pansy and Raspberry

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Seasonal Expressions 1 ~ New Product Blog Hop

I decided to play with the ADORABLE Sugar Rush Paper pack and the cute Sugar Rush Washi tape.  I also love these adorable thin cuts and coordinating stamp set – Sugar Rush Card Making Bundle.

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CTMH Technique Blog Hop ~ Thrilled for Thin Cuts

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

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This month we are featuring Thin Cuts!!  I love these metal dies!!!  They make stamping and cutting unique shapes a breeze.  If you just hopped onto my blog or arrived from MICHELLE LONCAR’S Blog then you are in the right place.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork.

I needed to make something fun for the gift cards for my nieces and nephews.  So why not create something fun. Here is what I came up with.

gift-card-holder-wonderland-wishes-city-sidewalks-catscrapbooking-comFor this one I used the City Sidewalks paper pack and the Woodland Wishes Thin Cut Bundle.  I used the Sea Glass Glitter paper to make the band and Glacier cardstock for the snowflakes which I embossed in White.

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With this gift card holder I used the Rustic Home Fundamental Papers and Cozy Christmas Thin Cut Bundle. I added some sparkle with the Red Shimmer trim as the band.

Now hop on over to TAMMY LUBICK’S Blog and see what she has created for you today.  If you get lost along here is the full list of participants.

Happy Crafting!

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Everything ABC’s Blog Hop ~ Letter W

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

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

I love our thin cuts and so I wanted to show case the WINTER thin cut. It was so easy to put these cards together with some of my remaining supplies from the Happy, Happy Christmas special.

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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 Farnsworth Nowak ~ You are Here
Happy Crafting!

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National Stamping Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the National Stamping Month 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.  Today we are featuring artwork which showcases National Stamping Month with Create with Kindness Campaign.

If you are just arriving her from KRISTA HERSHBERGER’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 about 24 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I love this campaign as you can create fun quick cards like shown above.  I decided to play around with the set and also create a card using one of the stamp sets. So lets get on with the art works. First I have a card that I designed using Create Kindness ~ Friend CC1149

Happy Birthday ~ Create Kindness Friend ~ Happy ~ CatScrapbooking.comI masked off the “friend” and then stamped the flowers on a strip.  I love coloring with the Shin Han Markers.  I used the new thin cuts to cut the “happy” out of Glacier and added a birthday from Finding Words D1646.

Here is how I designed my Create with Kindness Cards.

Create Kindness ~ Blue Card set ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere are the green strip cards:

Create Kindness ~ Green Cards ~ CatScrapbooking.comThe Pink cards:

Create Kindness ~ Pink Cards ~ CatScrapbooking.comAnd the purple:

Create Kindness ~ Purple Cards ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis awesome set is only available this month so you will want to make sure you don’t miss out.  Click here to purchase you Create Kindness Kit.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Layout # 32 of My Personal Challenge

I got a little off last week and was not able to get a layout completed.  I am back on track this week with another layout. I got to play with some of the new goodies from the new Annual Inspirations Idea book.

Concerts ~ Rustic Home ~ stars thin cuts ~ Overlay frames ~ CatScrapbooking.comI designed this layout with using a flip flap to hold the other tickets.  I am actually using a 4×4 flip flap to hold our other concert tickets. Here is what it looks like. I had not put it in a protective sleeve because of the glare for the photo so you can sort of see the white strip.

Concerts 2 ~ Rustic Home ~ Stars Thin Cuts ~ Frame Overlay ~ CatScrapbooking.comFor this layout I used the following products:

Happy Crafting!

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Technique Blog Hop ~ Thin Cuts by CTMH

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

10271201_10153473465602934_1925557173188598655_oThis month we are featuring the Close to My Heart Thin Cuts!  What is a thin cut?  Well these are thin metal dies that you use with a embossing/die cutting machine.  I love these dies as you can watercolor and or ink you image then cut it out.   If you just hopped onto my blog or arrived from MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog then you are in the right place.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork.

I decided to play around with the My Anchor thin cuts and watercolors.

My Anchor ~ Thin Cuts ~ Watercolor ~ CatScrapbooking.comI used a piece of watercolor paper and masked of using tape.  I painted the land, the water, and the sky.  I then painted more water colors on another piece of watercolor paper.  I used the waves thin cut to cut out the various shades of waves.  I used ink to stamp the other images.

Here is the full list of products used:

These thin cuts are only available while supplies last or until April 30, 2015.  As you can see the Springtime wishes has sold out so make sure you get yours while supplies last.

Now hop on over to KIRSTEN JADE ’S Blog and see what she has created for you today.  If you get lost along here is the full list of participants.

Happy Crafting!

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