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.

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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.

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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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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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Watercolor Blog Hop

Welcome to the Watercolor Blog Hop!

MarchOptToday 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 watercoloring.  Watercoloring can be done using our new watercolor paints or our watercolor pencils.  There are so many ways you can use watercolors and I am sure you will be able to see lots with this hop.

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 30 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I purchased Hoppy Birthday D1597 which has some adorable animals from down under a while ago; however, I have not really used it until now.  I thought it would be perfect for watercoloring.

Hoppy Birthday ~ Penelope ~ Watercolor ~ Birthday Card ~ CatScrapbooking.comI paired this one with Penelope paper pack and Joyful Birthday B1419.

Hoppy Birthday ~ watercoloring ~ Birthday card ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis one I kept simple Kraft cardstock and Blue shimmer trim.

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Now it is time to move onto your next stop on the hop, which 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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My Layout Challenge #3

I have given myself a challenge of designing at least one layout a week.  So far I am doing great and have actually designed more than that :-).  I have been wanting to design this layout and when I saw the adorable Spring Critters I knew they would make this layout work. Here is the layout I am using for my week #3 using a lot of the new product from the Seasonal Expressions Idea Book.

Penelope ~ Frog Layout ~ Spring Critters ~ CatScrapbooking.comI love these Spring Critters! It frog was perfect for this layout.

Here is the full list of supplies used to create this layout:

Check back again soon as I am always posting new artwork!

Happy Crafting!

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December Stamp of the Month ~ Candlelight Garden

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring December’s stamp of the month ~Candlelight Garden (S1512) a set of 10.DecSOTMIf you are coming here from  KATY TAYLOR’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 approximately 32 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.11850498_10207959227644794_1283980212345920322_oI love these style of stamps as they are perfect for coloring whether it is with markers, watercolor paints, watercolor pencils or even just a blending pen with our inks the possibilities are endless.   I chose to use watercolors.

Candlelight Garden ~ December SOTM ~ Watercolor ~ CatScrapbooking.comI love the quote and though it would be fun to create a background using the quote.  I stamped the top one in first generation ink using Chocolate ink.  Then using second generation ink I continued to stamp the quote over and over until the Champagne cardstock was covered.  I used then used watercolors on Colonial white and fussy cut the jar and flowers.  I popped some of the flowers and leaves using both thin and regular foam tape.

Here is the full list of supplies used:

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

Happy Crafting!

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ABC’s Blog Hop ~ S

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

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

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from LAUREN MOORE’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.

For my “S” element I chose SWIMMING, SWIM lessons, SWIM like a fish and SCRAPBOOK layout.  I introduced my SON to SWIM lessons in 2013.  We took a parent/child lesson, which was fun and a great introduction to the water.

ABC's S ~ Zoe ~ Whimsy Fundamentals ~ Watercolors ~ CatScrapbooking.comI love combining paper packs so I decided to mix Zoe with the Whimsy Fundamental Paper Pack ~ Crystal Blue.  I am so pleased the way these papers blend together.  I am also SO in love with these new watercolor paints. Here is a close up of incorporating the watercolors into a layout. I love the fact you can change a papers color with just a brush STROKE ~ This was simple White Daisy cut title and then I added a little blue watercolor and presto a cool new look.

Here is a list of all the products used to create this layout:

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

Happy Crafting!

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