Archives for June 2013

The New Artbooking Cricut Cartrige

If you have not heard yet CTMH just had their annual convention where they released the Fall/Winter idea book.  All I can say is WOW.   My list of items to order is so long and it keeps growing each time I look through the catalog.  One of the hottest must have items is the new Cricut cartridge called ARTBOOKING.  It is truly amazing.  As many of you know I do not have a Cricut  <gasp> as I have a silhouette, which I love.  Well having seen the artwork that has been completed with this Cricut cartridge I am seriously considering investing in a Cricut!!!!

I am offering a special deal for anyone who would like to pre-order the new Artbooking cartridge from July 1st to July 31st.  The new Cricut Artbooking Collection which includes the cartridge with 700 images, font, mini books and layouts. 3 My Acrylic D-sized Stamp Sets and 3 12″x9″ Dimensional Elements in coordinating shapes which sells for $99 (an actual retail value of $125) plus shipping and tax.  You will be able to get it for $115 which will include shipping and tax along with the August Stamp of the month FREE. It will be shipped directly to you!  All orders will be placed on Aug 1st in the order they were received.  Please contact me at to arrange payment.

If you pre-order the Artbooking Cartridge and are local to Spokane, WA you will be able to attend the awesome card workshop I will be hosting Aug 7th at the North Spokane Library for FREE!!  More details on this to follow so stay tuned……


Cricut-ArtbookingBundleDid I mention that starting in September 2013 CTMH will be having weekly videos which will demonstrate and feature the Artbooking Cartridge?  So they will have and tricks on how to create some of the fabulous artwork in the new catalog.

Are you ready to see what the cartridge looks like … here you go!

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Sneak Peak at what is coming with the Fall/Winter Idea book

I feel like I have been glued to my computer today and that is not a bad thing when you are wanting to learn what exciting new products are coming form CTMH.  I cannot wait so actually get my hands on the new catalog!!!   I have been able to look at it online and hear about what is going on at the CTMH Convention.  Can I just say how envious I am of all the consultants who were able to go.  Maybe next year….

Cover_AutumnWinterIBThere are a lot of great new products come out in the Fall/Winter idea book.  Here are some of the highlights:

  • Six new paper packs
    • Laughing Lola L3-LaughingLola
    • SaritaWOTG-Sarita
    • ProPlayerWOTG-ProPlayer
    • BabycakesWOTG-Babycakes
    • HuntingtonWOTG-Huntington
    • FrostedWOTG-Frosted
  • Base & Bling – Jewelry and wearable artworkBaseBlingKit
  • New Cricut cartridge – ArtbookingCricut-ArtbookingBeauty Cricut-ArtbookingBundle
  • Hostess Rewards Stamp Sets
  • 10 WOTG – 6 scrapbooking, 2 cards, 1 using the Base & Bling and one using Designed Décor frames
  • My Crush Books – 2 styles of hardbound spiral books with 60 pages of cardstonk and assortments to matchMyCrush-BluebirdBeautyMyCrush-ModvilleBeauty
  • Make it from your Heart Vol 2 and return of all the How-to Publications
  • 8 mini stamp sets for only $2.95 each
  • Jeanette’s Stamp Archive – these are some of Jeanette Lynton original designs, which were from the rubber stamp days.
  • Designed Décor Frames – three new frames
    • One is black with clothesline wires0813_SOM
    • Colonial white with chicken wire to hang photsDesignedDecorKit
    • Flip stand albumL3-ProPlayer
  • New embellishments too!
  • Dauber and pigment ink foam inserts for the small organizational box

If you placed an order with me this year you can receive your new Idea Book in July.  All of the new products will be available to purchase starting Aug 1st!!

Be on the look out for some specials coming in July/August….


Ribbons and Trims

Do you have a ribbon obsession like me?  Hopefully you don’t or it is at least manageable. Ribbons are a great way to add dimension and texture to you projects.  CTMH has some fabulous ribbons and here is a great video if you are looking for inspiration.


Spring 2013 CTMH Retiring Items

Can you believe it is time for a new catalog!!! I am so excited to see what the new catalog has to offer.  Unfortunately in order to offer new product we must say goodbye to some.  The list of items which are being retired on July 31, 2013 are listed below.  Please be advised that these are while supplies last and so they may not make it to the end of July.  So if you have been considering any of these items you may want to take advantage of it now before they are gone.


Brads Metal Assortment

Z1410 Antiqued Copper Designer Brads
Z1704 Pewter Badge Buttons
Z1703 Wooden Badge Buttons
Z1821 Buttons Black Assortment
Z1371 Buttons Blue Assortment
Z1370 Buttons Pink Assortment
Z1358 Buttons Basic Assortment
Z1369 Buttons Red Assortment
Z1372 Buttons Green Assortment
Z1773 Color-Ready Noted Canvas Shapes
Z1718 Color-Ready Garden Wooden Shapes
Z1450 Cork Color-Ready Alphabet
Z1719 Color-Ready Evergreen Cork Shapes
X7164C Buzz and Bumble My Stickease® Assortment
X7155C Avonlea Complements Canvas Shapes
X7167C Later Sk8r My Stickease® Assortment
X7166C Claire Complements Canvas Shapes
X7156C Clementine Complements Canvas Shapes
X7157C Dakota Complements Silver Foil Images
X7159C Scholastic My Stickease® Assortment
Z1326 Sparkles Red, Pink & Purple Assortment
Z1327 Sparkles Blue & Green Assortment
Z1710 Just Blooms® Paradise Paper Flowers
Z1612 Paper Clip Pins
Z1755 Posh Journaling Spots
Z1734 Irresistibles™ Persnickety Journaling Spots
Z1831 Buzz and Bumble Assortment
Z1813 Claire Assortment
Z1810 Later Sk8r Assortment
Z1748 Brocade Assortment
Z1794 Cottage Assortment
Z1766 Memo Assortment
Z1780 Wrangler Assortment
Z1487 Mini Medley Accents Pewter Collection
Z1697 Mini-Medley Accents Smoothie Collection
Z1489 Mini Medley Accents Olive Collection
Z1798 Black Tulle Ribbon
Z1088 ChocolateWaxyFlax
Z1089 BlackWaxyFlax
Z906 BambooWaxyFlax
Z1081 ColonialWhiteWaxyFlax
Z1096 EmbroideryFlossNeutralAssortment
Z1347 12 x 12 Post Bound Album- New England Ivy
Z1827 My Creations™ Paper Pouch – Small
Z1828 My Creations™ Paper Pouch – Large
Z1740 My Creations® Bookmark Album
Z1739 My Creations® Milk Carton
Z1774 My Creations® Canvas Journal
Z1736 My Creations® Mini Banner
Z1267 Paper/StampOrganizer8.5×11(3)
Z4200 AccessoriesOrganizer
Z4136 ExclusiveInksOrganizerCarryingCase
Z1474 6″ x 6″ Kraft Die-Cut Cards & Envelopes
Z1724 6” x 6” Kraft Envelopes
Z1412 10-Things Pocket
Z1722 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Kraft Envelopes
Z1723 5” x 7” Kraft Envelopes
Z1721 3” x 3” Kraft Envelopes
X7155B Avonlea Paper Packet
X7157B Dakota Paper Packet
X7156B Clementine Paper Packet
X7159B Scholastic Paper Packet
X7167B Later Sk8r Paper Packet
X7166B Claire Paper Packet
X7164B Buzz and Bumble Paper Packet
Z4134 Handle and Swivel Base
Z724 EmbossingPen
Z670 EmbPowderBlack
Z673 EmbPowderWhite
Z1246 EmbPowderCocoa
Z672 EmbPowderRed
Z1351 embossing powder dutch blue
Z659 EmbPowderCranberry
Z656 EmbPowderOutdoorDenim
Z655 EmbPowderOlive
1771 WaterbrushMedium
Z1350 embossing powder topiary
Z1392 2″ Scallop Circle Punch
Z578 Corner Rounder
Z608 EmbossingStylusMedium
G1061 Workshops on the Go® Chantilly Cardmaking Kit
G1060 Workshops on the Go® For Always Cardmaking Kit
G1062 Workshops on the Go® Canvas Art Kit
G1053 Workshops on the Go® Chantilly Scrapbooking Kit
G1054 Workshops on the Go® Buzz and Bumble Scrapbooking Kit
G1057 Workshops on the Go® Later Sk8r Scrapbooking Kit
G1055 Workshops on the Go® For Always Scrapbooking Kit
G1059 Workshops on the Go® Surf’s Up Scrapbooking Kit
G1056 Workshops on the Go® Claire Scrapbooking Kit
G1058 Workshops on the Go® Tommy Scrapbooking Kit
A1132 Family
A1133 Festival of Lights
B1372 Circle Together
B1395 So Grateful
B1396 School Rocks
B1405 Rugged Dude
B1406 Blessings of Peace
B1410 A Friend Like You
B1414 Bonjour
C1438 Tea Time
C1461 Salutation Seals
C1466 Instant Memories
C1505 Pun Fun
C1507 Angelic Blessings
C1508 Paisley Flair
C1511 Love Blooms
C1520 Christmas Joy
D1187 For Every Occasion
D1388 Card Chatter – Christmas
D1399 Dream Big
D1440 Everlasting Life
D1444 A Little Thanks
D1492 Christmas Love
D1517 Game On
D1519 Abundance
D1521 Powder Heaven
D1523 Sweet Music
D1528 Jardin
E1010 Chocolate Alphabet Large
E1014 Posterboard Alphabet
E1015 Cocktail Alphabet
E1017 Old World Alphabet
E1018 Pennant Alphabet
E1019 Bohemian Alphabet
E1020 Token Alphabet
E1021 Trinity Alphabet
E1022 Hero Alphabet
E1023 Varsity Alphabet
E1024 Keepsake Alphabet
K900 Single Name Stamp
K9012 Address Stamp w/o Icon 2 Lines
K9013 Address Stamp w/o Icon 3 Lines
K9014 Address Stamp w/o Icon 4 Lines
K9022 Address Stamp with Icon 2 Lines
K9023 Address Stamp with Icon 3 Lines
K9024 Address Stamp with Icon 4 Lines

Don’t miss out on the opportunity, click here to purchase your retiring items!

Roxybonds Team Blog Hop – Surf’s Up


Roxybonds Scrappers

This month we are featuring paper from the Surf’s UP.

If you have come from Stephanie’s Blog than you are in the right place.

As I mentioned in my post yesterday, we are gearing up to go to Florida next month.  So I know we will have a lot of beach photos.   Now all I have to do when we return is print the photos and my layout is complete. I you want to check out my other two page layout using the Surf’s up paper pack you can see it here.

Surf's Up - having some fun- layoutFor this layout I used Crystal Blue cardstock for my base.  I then cut out waves, using my Silhouette, as a mask and  then used my spay pen with daisy white ink to crate the waves.  I used the Surf”s Up WOTG, Tropical Paradise and My Sunshine stamp sets.  I did do quite a bit of fussy cutting for this layout but the effect made it worth while.

Now hop on over to Amber’s Blog to see her wonderful creation.

Here is the full list of our participants:

  1. Jen Patrick:
  2. Stephanie Feist:
  3. Catherine Nowak:
  4. Amber La Mons:

Stampers with Attitude – Fun in the Sun

Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop! 

This is an amazing group of talented women who will WOW you with their talents.  This month we are featuring artwork that represents “fun in the sun!”  If you are joining me from Beth’s blog, you are on the right path.   The Stampers with an Attitude are excited to show you a little Art with an Attitude, so here we go.

I am so excited that summer is here!  But what I am even more excited about is the fact that we are going to the beach next month. When someone says the beach I always think of white sand and hot summer days.  I grew up in the south so going to Florida – Pensacola or Destin was basically an annual event. Now that we live in the pacific northwest there are beaches but it is not the same as the Gulf Coast. So needless to say I am super excited about getting to go to Florida next month.   Since I know we will have tons of photos I will need to scrapbook, I was excited to get some layouts started.

Here is one I created:

Surf's Up - soak up the sun-layout 2

For this layout I was inspired by all the layouts I have seen using banners. I used the Surf’s Up Paper pack with Crystal Blue and Lagoon cardstock. I used all of the B&T paper to make some the banners along with cardstock.   For majority of the cardstock I used the corresponding ink pad and the Tropical Paradise and the Surf’s Up WOTG stamp sets to create a pattern paper by random stamping.  I used my Silhouette to cut the title.  Now all I need to do it add the photos.

Now hop on over to Jen’s blog to check out her wonderful creations!

Here is a full list of our talented creators:

  1.  Cat Nowak ~
  2.  Jen Patrick-
  3.  Becky McClain ~
  4.  Melinda Everitt ~
  5.  Barbi Kelley ~
  6.  Sheila Bennett ~
  7.  Amber La Mons ~
  8.  Pamela O’Connor ~
  9.  Sandra VanWoerden~
  10.  Beth Velosa~

A Flowering Bunch Blog hop

576820_4950693567802_2052907171_nWelcome to our June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month’s stamp from Close to My Heart is “A Flowering Bunch” and is available exclusively through your Close to My Heart consultant from June 1 – 30, 2013.  You can purchase this stamp set for only $5 with a qualifying purchase.


If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy’s blog – Love 2 Create .

If you came from Stephanie’s blog  of Quilted Scrapper then you are in the right place!

I really like this stamp set as it is so happy and cheery.  There are so many fun things you can create as you are experiencing with this blog hop.  I created a card for my project.

June SOTM Blog HopFor this card I used Crystal blue as the base.  I used my Martha Stewart fringe scissors to cut the grass and then used my quilling tool to curl the blades. I used the Chantilly B&T paper and Chantilly fabric to add some contrast.  I used my markers to add color to the stamped images.

I hope you enjoyed my card now hop on over to Traci’s blog Paper Crafting 101 .  Hope you enjoyed and are inspired!!

Here is  list of all of our participants:

  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
  2. Amber ~ Scrapper’s Therapy
  3. Theo~ Celebrate Crafts
  4. Jennifer~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
  5. Stephanie- Quilted Scrapper
  6. Cat ~ catscrapbooking  ** you are here**
  7. Traci ~Paper Crafting 101

Your an Angel – Mojo Monday 296

I have been wanting to use my Under the Sea stamp set for a long time and since it is summer what better time than now.  I have been working with the Surf’s Up paper pack so those colors are very fitting for the sea setting.  Then mix in the Mojo Monday sketch 296  and this is what you get…..

Surf's Up -your an angle cardMojo296SketchHope you enjoy…. Cat

Exciting June CTMH Promotions

All I can say is WOW…. Check out these wonderful offers from CTMH.  This month CTMH is offering a couple special stamps which some or all of the proceeds will benefit the victims of the tornadoes in Oklahoma via the Red Cross and the USO.  With qualifying stamp purchase you could receive My Creations Mini Banner for free! Here are more about the offers:946838_527073147357356_1348584207_nCelebrate military service and promote patriotism with our new patriotic stamp sets—available only from June 1 to July 31, 2013. Three dollars from each B-size My Acrylix® Courage stamp set and $5 from each D-size My Acrylix® Home of the Brave stamp set will be donated to the USO, the leading, most recognized military-support and services organization in the country. Show your support with your own patriotic stamp set!

Dates: Offer valid June 1–July 31, 2013.


Just for you, when you purchase$25 that includes a qualifying stamp set you will receive a free My Creations® mini banner in June!  The mini banner includes 10 chipboard pennants in 4 different shapes with 9 jump rings for hanging. Use the mini banner as a decoration for your parties and get-togethers this summer for many “banner” days!

Dates: Offer valid June 1–30, 2013.


Then of course there is always the June Stamp of the Month.  With any qualifying $50 purchase you can purchase A flowering Bunch Stamp set for only $5.  Remember this stamp set is only available June 1 to June 30, 2013


Can you believe all these great specials?  Don’t miss out this month place your orders now by clicking on this link.

Check back soon to see what I have created with these wonderful specials. ~Cat

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