Zoe Cardworkshop

I have a fun card workshop planned for you.  As you can tell I simply adore the Zoe paper pack!  The colors are awesome and can be used for any occasion.

15-ai-rolled-zoe-papers I designed 4 fun cards ~ two birthdays and two thank you  cards as these are generally the two styles of cards I send out the most.  I will be hosting this card workshop Monday August 31st at 6:30 PM.  I know in my newsletter I said it would be the first Wednesday of the month, but with school starting and new schedules I needed to change to Monday night which ends up being the last Monday of the month.  The cost of the workshop is $12 and I will be offering a reward system for those who come to the classes frequently.  So if you come to 4 classes (and it does not have to be every month) the 5th class is half off.

Take a look at the fun cards you will be making at this workshop:

Zoe Card 2 ~ Happy Birthday ~ catscrapbooking.com

Zoe card 1 ~ Happy Birthday ~ catscrapbooking.com

Zoe Card ~ Color Dare #155 ~ Thanks So Much ~ CatScrapbooking.com

Zoe ~ Pinwheel Card ~ CatScrapbooking.comPlease let me know if you can make this workshop.  Space is limited so sign up soon.  You can email me at catscrapbooking@gmail.com.

Happy Crafting!

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Zoe Workshop ~ Layout 2

Here comes some more Zoe!!! I am as I cannot get enough of this paper pack.  Here is layout number 2 designed by Susan Williams. Here is her version:Susan Williams Zoe Layout 2

I made a couple of changes like flipping one of the pattern papers.  Here is my take on the same design:

Zoe Layout 2 Cat's Version full ~ Susan Williams Workshop ~ Catscrapbooking.comHere is the folding photo gallery:

Zoe Layout 2 Cat's Version Right page open full ~ Susan Williams Workshop ~ catscrapbooking.comHave you fallen in love with this paper pack yet??? And isn’t this workshop fabulous?  Are you ready to get started on yours?  Well all you have to do is place an order on my website for the following products and  I will email you the directions for this workshop to complete all 4 of these fabulous layouts.

Here are the supplies needed:

Happy Crafting!

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Zoe Workshop ~ Layout 3

Are you ready to see some more ZOE???  Here is my version of Layout number 3 from the talented Susan Williams Workshop.  I really love how this paper pack is so versatile and the colors are fun and perfect for anything.

Here is Susan’s version:Susan Williams Zoe Layout 3And here is my version:

Zoe Layout 3 Cat's version ~ Susan Williams Workshop ~ catscrapbooking.comHere are the folding photo galleries:

Zoe layout 3 cat's version left~ Susan Williams Workshop ~ Catscrapbooking.comIsn’t this layout awesome.  Are you ready to get started on yours?  Well all you have to do is place an order on my website for the following products and  I will email you the directions for this workshop to complete all 4 of these fabulous layouts.

Here are the supplies needed:

Happy Crafting!

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Blossom Workshop

Well even though today is April Fools this is definitely not a joke!!  Today is the day Close to My Heart is launching its second Seasonal Expression Idea Book.

1504-se-coverJust like its predecessor it is chalked full of wonderful goodness.  You are going to just fall in love!! I love both of the paper packs featured in this idea book . Jackson is total outdoor and boy themed and then there is Blossom.  Don’t let the name fool you…. It does have flowers but being that I scrapbook mostly about boys (I know I should do more for myself but it is not as much fun) I am still in love with this paper pack as it features blues, greens and orange! These colors are prefect for a boys and girls.

After seeing the new papers I knew my first project had to be with Blossom Paper Pack.  I designed a FOUR layout workshop using the Blossom Paper Pack.

Blossom Workshop Layouts ~ catscrapbooking,com

So what do you think??? Pretty cool right?  Wouldn’t you like to complete these layouts? Well it is simple, all you need to do is place an order on my WEBSITE for the workshop supplies (0r any $25 order before tax and shipping) and I will email you the full color workshop guide with detailed directions and the cutting guides.  Simple right?

If you are a consultant and would like to purchase the workshop for your customers along with the consultant release?  Well the same applies to you, just place an order on my WEBSITE for the any $25 order (tax and shipping not included) and I will email the files to you.

Here are the layouts individually:

Layout One ~ Easter ~ catscrapbooking.com

Blossom Layout One ~ Easter

Blossom Layout Two ~ Spring ~Catscrapbooking.com

Blossom Layout Two ~ Spring

Blossom Layout 3 ~Delight ~ catscrapbooking.com

Blossom Layout 3 ~ Delight

Here is the supply list need to complete this workshop:

There are a couple Cricut cuts on the first two layouts.  I will include the Design Space link as well as the dimensions so they can be cut in Cricut Craft Room.  You will need the Art Philosophy and Artbooking cartridges.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions and I hope you will enjoy these fun layouts.

Happy Crafting!



Hopscotch Workshop

I have a special workshop that I am offering to you.  It was designed by a very talented Close to My Heart consultant, Susan Williams.  She has outdone herself with this workshop!! You will complete FOUR two page layout and TWELVE cards!! Wow!  It uses flip flaps, twine, shimmer trim, Hopscotch complements and paper pack.

I have assembled the layouts and have photos below of how I put them together.  The only major change from her designs is how I plan to use the Flip Flaps.   She designed the three of the layouts to use flip-flap which she adheres directly to you layout.  I like to use page protectors so I usually adhere them on the page protector.  So in the following photos you will see my version of her layout and the flip flaps are just placed on the layout and not adhered yet (that is why you see that white strip behind the flip flaps).

Susan Williams Layout #1

Susan Williams Layout # 1

This layout used two flip flaps on the left and three flip flaps on the right.

Susan Williams Layout #2

Susan Williams Layout #2

With this layout used two flip flaps on the left and three flip flaps on the right.this layout the left page has one flip flap and the right page I used only one flip flap where Susan designed it using three on the right side.

Susan Williams Layout #3

Susan Williams Layout #3

This layout uses two flip flaps on left and one on the right.

Susan Williams Layout #4

Susan Williams Layout #4

This layout does not used flip flaps.

Here are the cards:

Hopscotch Cards 1 Hopscotch Cards 2











So you want to be able to make this fabulous workshop?  Well all you need todo is order the following Supplies from my website and I will email you the workshop kit which includes color photos of the layouts, cutting guide and tips on assembly.  I will also include the measurement to assemble the layouts as she designed.

Workshop Supply list:

  • Hopscotch Paper Pack X7194B
  • Hopscotch Complements X7194C
  • Extra Thick Flaxen Twine Z3036
  • Small Assortment of Flip Flaps Z1747
  • Gold Shimmer Trim Z1985
  • (8) pieces fo Colonial White Cardstock
  • (12) Colonial White Card Bases

Additional Supplies you may wish to purchase:

  • If you do not have Colonial White Cardstock 1388
  • If you do not have Colonial White Card Bases X1410
  • A Bunch of Thanks Stamp Set C1603 (Stamp set shown to make cards but you could use your own)
  • Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen Z1979
  • Desert Sand Ink pad Z2118

Please let me know if you have any questions about this workshop. If you are local to the Denver area I would be more than happy to host a workshop.

Happy Crafting!



Snowhaven Notecard Kit

I so enjoy making things and since we are in the holiday season, one of my favorite things is to make gifts for people.  I have a few people who are a little difficult  to purchase things for, so making them a gift is the perfect solution.  This notecard kit worked our nicely for Christmas gifts for a few of the people on my list.  I designed this kit based on a design from the very talented Lisa Stenz.  She presented some absolutely beautiful artwork at the Close to My Heart Convention this summer.  You can check out her design HERE.  I actually designed this many months ago but keep forgetting to post it on my blog.  So better late than never 🙂 .

Snowhaven note cards ~  https://catscrapbooking.comThe kit includes all the material needed to complete two of each card with envelopes and the notecard box. The stamp set used is Big Hug D1584 and can be purchased separately.  I realized the Snowhaven kit is really quite versatile in that it can clearly be used for other things than just snow theme.

Snowhaven note card box ~  https://catscrapbooking.com

The new Glacier color is really a beautiful blue and complements so many colors.  Here with the black it really pops.  The flowers and leaves were all cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge.   I did ink the edges of the flowers and pinched them to give them more texture and depth.

Snowhaven note card 3 ~ https://catscrapbooking.com

Snowhaven note card 2 ~ https://catscrapbooking.comThis card is really neat as the lower part with the flowers swings open.  This gives you plenty of room to write your note.

Snowhaven note card 1 ~ Catscrapbooking.com

I did change this card a tiny bit for the kits.  Since I do the embossing for you, when you purchase a kit there will be a 3/4 inch non embossed area where the sentiment goes so you will be able to add your sentiment.

Snowhaven Notecard Kit $20 plus shipping includes:

  • My Creations Journaling Cards Box
  • 43 Cricut flowers
  • 12 Cricut leaves
  • 2 Snowhaven Pattern papers
  • 2 Glacier Cardstock
  • Precut Daisy White Cardstock
  • 6 Daisy White Envelopes
  • 4 Daisy White Card Bases
  • 2 Daisy White Embossed Card pieces
  • Clear Assortment Sparkles
  • Cutting Guide with photos

Please contact me if you are interested in ordering this kit at catscrapbooking@gmail.com.

Happy Crafting!





Halloween is around the corner…….

We are heading into my most favorite time of year. I absolutely love fall ….the cool weather, colors, football, and of course Halloween!!! Some of you may be thinking of other great fall things like kids back to school so you’re able to go and stay in the Denver vacation rentals you’ve been looking at for weeks (my son is not old enough for school yet) and hunting season (my brothers and dad look forward to this). I am actually getting excited to decorate our new home for Halloween, so if you are a Halloween fan like me, then you will love this album I have designed based on my favorite Holiday. Now I know there are a few of you out there who are not big Halloween fans – I do forgive you 🙂

When I saw the Halloween paper pack – Scardy Cat, my mind started scheming. I have purchased Halloween mini albums in the past but I have always wanted to design one myself. I will be selling this album as a kit which you can order and recreate on your own. Here is an over view of some of the pages…..

Scardy Cat mini album collage ~ catscrapbooking.comI designed this album using our My Creations Kraft 3-Ring Album. If you are not familiar with this album you will want to check it out as it can be converted to what ever your theme of album you want, all you need to do is use your Cricut to cut 8X8 inch pages using the Artbooking Cartridge or design your own. I really had fun making this album and can not wait to start adding my photos. This album the way I designed it, has 12 pages and can hold over 30 photographs. You may be thinking wait I don’t take that many halloween photos; no problem you can make is a collaboration of several years of Halloween fun.

When you order this kit from me you will receive color photos of each of the page layouts, detailed assembly instructions, cutting guides, over 25 pre-cut shapes and one of the images pre-stamped for you (the potions on page 2- see below photographs) There will be two different price points for you to choose.

Level 1 $40 plus shipping – this Kit will include the following items:

  • My Creations Kraft 3-Ring Album
  • Scardy Cat Paper Pack (some of these pages will be used for the pre-cut accents)
  • Scardy Cat Complements
  • Scardy Cat Assortment
  • (1) extra Colonial White Cardstock (all pre-cut)
  • (2) extra Orange pattern/Polka-Dot B&T Paper
  • (1) extra Black Cardstock (all pre-cut)
  • (2) extra Sunset Cardstock (all per-cut)
  • Over 25 pre-cut images (including pear, honey and glitter paper)
  • 12″ of Bakers Twine
  • 24 ” of Thistle Diagonal Striped Ribbon
  • 5 additional Black Stars
  • Step-by-Step Instructions

Level 2 $80 plus shipping – this kit will include everything in the Level 1 but will also include the following:

I will be taking orders starting mid September as I am still getting settled in the new house in Colorado and will plan to ship out the first week of October. If any of you are reading this and would like to do this as a workshop and live in the Greater Denver area I would be more than happy to make arrangements to do so. If you are interested please email me at catscapbooking@gmail.com

There are a few additional items you may wish to purchase to help you complete the project:

Here are a some of the pages in greater detail, starting with the cover.

Scardy Cat Album ~ Catscrapbooking.com


Scardy Cat Album pg 2 & 3 ~ Catscrapbooking.com

This is page two and three of the album. I will be stamping the tag with the “potions” in Thistle for you when you purchase the kit as level 1 or 2. You can see the new Black Striped Twill complements the album and makes it a great must have.

Scardy Cat Album pg 8 & 9 ~ Catscrapbooking.com

There are two pages like the one on the right that actually fold out to add more photos and interest to your album. Here is what the right page looks like when it is fully extended.

Scardy Cat Album pg 9 ~ Catscrapbooking.com

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Happy Crafting!


Father’s Day Frame

Okay, I am taking another little break from my major undertaking of house cleaning for our garage sale.  I have basically completed my craft room, all the baby stuff and the kitchen.   I now only have a few more rooms to go….

Since Father’s day is going to be sneaking up on us pretty quickly I actually got a jump on things this year.  I had purchased the Sizzix accordion frame back in November and of course it has just sat on the shelf.  I decided it was time to use it or lose it so to speak.  I realized it would work very well as a Father’s Day gift.

Father's day frame front ~catscrapbooking.com

This is what it will look like when you give it to your father.  You will pull the twine on the right side and it will open to be a cool stand alone element which will fit a 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inch photo.  You dad/father can then proudly display this on their desk.

Father's day frame ~catscrapbooking.com

Here is a close up of two of the panels to show the stamping which crated a unique patten paper.

Father's day frame detail

To create this look I used the tools from the You’re the Best stamp set C1571 and used second generation stamping with Chocolate ink on Colonial white paper.  If you have never heard of second generation stamping what you do is ink up you stamp like you would normally do then stamp it the first time on a scratch sheet of paper and then stamp it a second time on your actual paper.   The effect is a softer more subtle stamped image.

For this project I used my Silhouette to cut the majority of the images.  I did use the Cricut to cut the banners on the cover.

Products used for this project:

  • Timberline paper pack X1782B
  • Twilight cardstock X5666
  • Colonial White cardstock 1388
  • Chocolate cardstock  X5643
  • Brown and Tan Glitter Paper Z1830
  • Chocolate Ink Z2111
  • Twilight Ink Z2160
  • You’re the Best Stamp set C1571
  • Baker’s twine
  • Brown twine (my stash)

Okay back to my Spring Cleaning….

Happy Crafting!


Timberline Layout

Wow, May is starting out as a very busy month for me.  We have decided to have a garage sale this month to let a few things go.  I decided it was time to really clean out my craft room and let things go.  Well who would have thought it would take me a week and a half??? I guess I should not be surprised since I only get a couple hours when my son naps and then an hour or two in the evenings.  Well I can honestly say the end is in sight and that is why I am finally getting back to posting.  Or at least I hope I am…

This month my workshops are going to be centered around the Timberline paper pack.Timberline paper pack

This paper pack is great for outdoor activities such as camping, hiking or just in you backyard.  Our family is not into camping but will likely be there soon but we do love to go on hikes.  Here is the layout I designed for my Scrapbook Workshop for May.

Timberline layout ~ catscrapbooking.com

Here it is with my photos.

Timberline layout with photos ~ catscrapbooking.co

I used all three CTMH Cricut cartridges to cut some of the details.   My favorite details are the Timberline wood assortment as they add so much character to the layout.  Here is a close up of some of the details.  My other favorite is the Do Your Best Stamp set with the wolf, bobcat and bear.

Timberline layout detail ~ catscrapbooking.com

For this layout I used the following Close To My Heart products:

  1. Timberline paper pack X7182B
  2. Timberline assortment Z3005
  3. Timberline WOTG stamp set G1077
  4. Brown and Tan Glitter paper Z1830
  5. Do Your Best Stamp set C1573
  6. Teal Shimmer Trim Z1918
  7. Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment Z1921

Now I must get back to cleaning out some of the other rooms in this house…

Happy Crafting!


Janurary Card Workshop

If you are in the Spokane area I am offering my card workshop January 21st at 6:30 pm.  The cost is $6 and you can crate these four cards.   If you place an order that night for $15 or more before tax and shipping then the workshop is on me.  Here are the cards you can create:

Polar Bears Winter Cheer

This card you will be learning to use dryer sheet to add texture and as a base to hold fine glitter.

Valentines Day Hearts

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner you can create a special valentine for that special someone.

Masking ~ Thanks

When creating this card you will learn how to use an overlay as a mask to add color to a card.

The last card is using washi tape and you will get to choose between the blue or the purple.

Blue-Green Washi ~ Cloud Nine Thanks   Purple-Grey Washi ~ Cloud Nine Thanks

Please let me know if you wish to join me by January 19th.

Happy Crafting!

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