Live, Laugh, Love Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring May’s stamp of the month ~Live, Laugh, Love (S1705) a set of 9.

If you are coming here from WENDY KESSLER’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 25 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

So I decided I needed to create a layout with this stamps set with the Live Beautifully papers.

Here is a close up of the love that I watercolored.

This project works perfectly for our new monthly challenge over on Color Dare.  The featured colors for this challenge are:  New England Ivy, Eggplant, Pixie, Lemon, Sea Glass, Juniper, Whisper, White Daisy and Black. So come join us and play along.

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 March and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

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

Happy Crafting!

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Thin Cuts Blog Hop

Welcome to the Thin Cuts Blog Hop!

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 the awesome Thin Cuts!! How can you not love these things?

If you are just arriving her from MICHELLE STEWART’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 18 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

Since we are approaching spring break for a lot of people and many will head to the beach, I was inspired to use the Swirly Shells.

For this card I used Colonial White cardstock for the background.  I then took Sea Glass, Chrystal Blue and Glacier to make the water side.  I created the sand look with Dessert Sands, Champagne and Cashmere using a sponge.  I then watercolored the shells.  I used Sea Glass glitter paper and Kraft cardstock.

Remember that this month you can save 25% on all of the Close to My Heart Thin Cuts!! So stock up now!

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CTMH Technique Blog Hop ~ Wacky for Watercolor

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!14440812_10153946393982934_3250347755644831195_n This month we are featuring Watercolors!!  Watercolors are so fun as your possibles are endless.  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 decided do a bit of water color resist with embossing powder.  I stamped my the pine in VersaMark ink then used white embossing powder.  I then made up new Sea Glass color and watercolored the background using cellophane to help move the paint around.

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I used the new Perfectly Pine A1191 stamp set and Oh Deer Complements X7214C  along with Sea Glass Cardstock, Watercolor Paper, and Watercolors.

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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October Stamp of the Month ~ Yuletide Joy

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring October’s stamp of the month ~Yuletide Joy (S1610) a set of 7.

oct2016badgeIf you are coming here from WENDY KESSLER’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 30 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

yuletide-joy-2016It was actually quite fun to create a festive card for the Holidays.

yuletide-joy-2016I decided to incorporate my favorite thing the New Flower Market Cartridge to create a fun accent with this adorable stocking.  I used the Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the stocking.   I then used watercolors to add color to this stamped stocking.  The Flower Market cuts Holly Berry #MD7AA86,  Holly Branch Bundle #MD72DD2, and Pine Needles Branch #MD67851. I used the Red Enamel Gems Z3090 to replace the holly berries associate with the holly berry leaves. I added a little white watercolor splatter and used my white gel pen to make the stitching.

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 LELA N’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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August Card Workshop

I can’t believe we are in August!! I am so excited about the new product!!! I am excited to share this months cards for the August Workshop with you.  This month the card workshop is on Monday, August 22 at 6:30 pm.

Here is the first card ~

Aug Card Workshop ~ hello thin cuts ~ Watercorlor ~ CatScrapbooking.comI was inspired by a card Lisa Stenz created.

August Card Workshop ~ Basic Rustic ~ heart Thin cuts ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis one is from the awesome card workshop designed by Karen Pedersen.

August Card Workshop ~ Purr-fect Halloween ~ Florence ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis one is one I designed using this months Stamp of the Month which I love!!

Color Dare #203 ~ CAS card ~ diamond embossing ~Good Times Paper ~ CatScrapbookingThis one you may have seen before as it was designed for the 203 Color Dare challenge.

Happy Crafting!

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August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Purr-Fect Halloween

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring August’s stamp of the month ~Purr-fect Halloween (S1608) a set of 17.

Purrfect Halloweeen badgeIf you are coming here from TRACIE CASSIDY’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 25 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

Purr-fect Halloween Aug 2016I absolutely adore this stamp set!  I am a huge Halloween fan and not to mention it features my nickname :-). I am looking forward to doing so fun creations with this stamp set.  The first idea that came to mind was this card.

Purr-fect Halloween ~ Aug SOTM 2016 ~ Watercoloring ~ Artbooking ~ CatScrapbooking.comI watercolored the background as I wanted to give the effect of a midnight sky with the moon coming through.  I realized I could not use a black cat so I went for an orange kitty.

Here is the list of products used to create this card:

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 August 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!

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Picture My Life Fun

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!13592158_10153748287452934_2697863643632157866_n

This month we are featuring Picture My Life cards (PML cards)!  PML cards are great for pocket scrapbooking, traditional scrapbooking and for making card.   If you just hopped onto my blog or arrived from DARLYS RECKER’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 works with the awesome new Watercolor PML cards.  These are great as they just look like a white card but they have a pattern or word that is on the card in a resist.  So when you apply watercolor you will be able to highlight the resisted part. Hear is the card I made with one of them.

Watercolor PML Cards ~ Fundamentals ~ Just for you ~ CatScrapbooking.com

Here is the list of procucts used:

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.

  1. Catherine Nowak ~ You are here!

Happy Crafting!

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Father’s Day Card

I have a fun Father’s Day card to share with you today.  I really was excited to see the Day for Dad C1645 stamp set.

Day for DadI was so excited to see that it has a stamp with the word Pop.  My dad goes by Pop now that he is a grandfather so it is so fitting for him. Here is the card I designed for him.

Father's Day Card ~ Best Pop Ever ~ Magical ~ CatScrapbooking.comFor this card I used the following products:

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #187 ~ Greens with White Daisy

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #187 we are challenging you to combine White Daisy and any or 1, 2, 3 , 4 or all 5 of the following greens: Pear, Sweet Leaf, Fern, Topiary and New England Ivy.

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I decided to create using Pear and hints of Sweet leaf.

Color Dare #187 ~ Hello ~ Greens ~ catscrapbooking.comI white heat embossed the hello on watercolor paper, then watercolored over it.  I then came back and added some white splatters.

Here is the full list of products used:

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 #187 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday April 7, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

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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