About Me

My name is Catherine (Cat) Nowak, a full time mom to a wonderful boy and wife to my best friend and husband of 21 years. Prior to becoming a mom I was a practicing veterinarian. I have been a Maker with Close To My Heart for eight years.  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 only after becoming a maker with 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!

Wreath making became a new passion of mine in 2018.  It started out simple but since then I have learned many different techniques. You can find my finished wreaths that I have available for sale HERE.  I do offer some wreath making kits so be sure to reach out to me via email at catscrapbooking@gmail.com.

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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