About Me

My name is Catherine (Cat) Nowak and I am a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant, a full time mom to a wonderful boy and wife to my best friend and husband of 20 years. Prior to becoming a mom I was a practicing veterinarian. I am enjoying being a mom and a consultant for Close to My Heart.  I have always been creative and became addicted to scrapbooking in 2002.  I was actually scrapbooking as far back as 1988 but I did not know it was an actual hobby until 2002.  Once I discovered all the fun techniques and tools I was hooked and there was no turning back.

Cardmaking was not on my radar for a long time. It was when I became a Close to my Heart consultant, in 2012, that I began to embrace cardmaking.  I had actually tried to resist it for many years. Now I truly love it!! Crafting in my stress release and being able to design a card in a shorter period of time than designing a scrapbook page has been my saving grace!

My family resides in Arvada, CO. We have live her since 2014.  Prior to this we lived in Washington State for 10 years. It was during that time that I was introduced to Close To My Heart and soon became a consultant as I was so impressed with their products.  The quality and selection of papers, embellishments and the My Acrylix® stamps  are quite remarkable.

Crafting is my passion and is my mental therapy.  I love making all kinds of paper crafts – cards, scrapbooking, wreaths, home decor, etc.  I also love teaching and sharing new techniques to friends both near and far.  I enjoy sharing my work on line and holding workshops, creating page kits and designing custom cards for clients.

Let me know if I can inspire you or help you with your creative inspirations. Please contact me if I can help you in anyway  at catscrapbooking@gmail.com

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  1. Barbra Jackson says

    Is the only place you can get the Pickwick font, is from the Cricut Explore. Or is it available on a cartrige, cause I have the Cricut expression and couldn’t find that font (which I love) on Cricut craftroom.
    Thank you,

  2. OMG, I love all of the wonderful things you make. I have family in Arvada too. And you have my previous dream job of being a Veterinarian! A few years ago you created your own file on design space for the super cute coffee cup on page 5 of the new Artistry Cricut cartridge. Someone commented that you shared the file but I could not figure out where it was on your site. Can you possibly send it to me?

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