ABC’s Blog Hop ~ Q

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!

ABC's Blog HopFor this hop we will be featuring the letter “Q”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “Q” 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 “Q” can be a challenge to come up with ideas ~ at least for me.  The first thing that always pops into my head is Quilling paper, but I wanted to do something different.  The next crafty thing that comes to mind is Quilting…. humm… that could work.  So I decided to get very creative in using my Cricut Design Space I used the new Artistry cartridge to weld and make a quilt pattern.  Here is how it turned out.

ABC's Q ~ Quilted card ~ Zoe ~ CatScrapbooking.comTo make the quilted pattern I used the images found on page 7 of the new Artistry Cartridge. I used these two images and sliced and welded to crate the square.  I then used the new Zoe paper to crate the pattern.  I added the stiching with a white gel pen. The Life is Beautiful comes from the Your Own Kind of Wonderful stamp set D1627.  I used White ink to stamp it and it did turn out sort of light but I like the subtle effect.  I used Whisper as my base and for the boundaries of the quilt.

Here is the full list of products used:

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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Color Dare #153 ~ Sunset, Hollyhock, Olive and White

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #153 we are featuring SUNSET, HOLLYHOCK, OLIVE, and WHITE DAISY.

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I have really been wanting to use the Brushstrokes Stamp Set so I needed a bit of inspiration, so I went to Pinterest.  I found this card which I lifted for my own.

Color Dare #153 ~ Card ~ Own Kind of Wonderful ~ Brushstrokes ~ catscrapbooking.comFor this card I used Brushstrokes C1608 and Your Own Kind of Wonderful D1627 stamp sets.  The flourish which I stamped in Black if from Technique Tuesday ~ Wild Vines.  I added some bling with the Bitty Sparkles.

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 #153.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday August 6, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

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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Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop.

SE2BadgeToday you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  We are featuring the brand new SEASONAL EXPRESSIONS 2 and showcasing some of the new product you can find in the idea book.

If you are just arriving her from CHRIS LOTHIAN’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 43 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I had been struggling with a layout for these photos of my son for quite some time.  Then I saw the Blossom paper pack and knew it was the perfect paper.  I found a sketch that was the base of my inspiration but ended up changing it quite a bit in the end.  Over all I am pleased the way this layout turned out and I love the Stamp “Smiles Begin with You” and it was so fitting for this layout.

Blossom ~ Dream Big~ Butterflies ~ Smiles begin with you ~ catscrapbooking.comSince this was a professional photo shot I thought it would be fitting to add the camera charm which is from the Craft Queen Base & Bling Charms.

Blossom ~ Dream Big ~ butterflies ~ catscrapbooking.comFor this layout fussy cut all the butterflies from the “Your Own Kind of Wonderful” and the tag is from Artbooking page 39.  To create the tone on tone look for the butterflies I stamped the base color in second generation ink and then the full color for the top layer.

Here is the full list of supplies:

Your next stop on the hop is ANGELA WHITE’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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