Everything ABC’s ~ Letter A

Welcome to the 2016 Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!!!  With the start of a New Year is also brings the beginning of the alphabet.ABC's Blog Badge

This week we will be featuring the letter “A”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “A” element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from JENNIFER BENNER’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 at the bottom of this post.

I decided to feature our AWESOME Cricut Cartridges.  I designed a sympathy card with the ARTISTRY and ART PHILOSOPHY Cartridges.  I also used one of our “A” sized stamp sets Sincere Sympathy.This card is so simple with just a few cuts and you are done.  The butterflies are from the Artistry #M58A2E4 and Art Philosophy #M3F18D.  The floral background is from Artistry#M414540.  The sentiment comes from Sincere Sympathy A1146.ABC's A ~ Sympathy Card ~ Artistry & Art Philosophy ~ CatScrapbooking.com

Now it is time to hop on over to LAUREN MOORE’S Blog and see what she has created for you today.

Here is the full list of participants in case you get lost.

Happy Crafting!

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White Pines Layout

Are you ready to start scrapbooking all those Christmas photos? I know I have a ton to do, not to mention I am about a year behind (aren’t we all?).  Well here is a layout I designed using White Pines.

White Pines ~ Chirstmas Layout ~ Love Life ~ Art Philosophy ~ CatScrapbooking.comKeep in mind if you love this paper pack you only have until the end of this month to purchase it as it will be retiring.

Supplies used:

  • Paper Pack ~ White Pines X7200B
  • Cardstock ~ Colonial White, Cranberry, and Fern
  • Inks ~ Cranberry, Glacier, Fern and Chocolate
  • Stamp Set ~ Love Life D1482
  • Cricut ~ Art Philosophy

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!



Color Dare #127.5 ~ Canary, Slate and White Daisy

Welcome this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge.  This weeks Color Dare #127.5 is Canary, Slate and White Daisy.

Color Dare 127.5

I have been wanting to design a card which was mostly white with some color accents.  When I saw this weeks color combination I knew it was the perfect pairing.

Color Dare 127.5 ~ catscrapbooking.com

For this card I used the following items:

  • Vine Embossing Folder Z3019
  • Cardstock ~ Canary, Slate and White Daisy
  • Art Philosophy ~ Flowers pg 63
  • Sparkles Clear Assortment ~ Z1752
  • Stamp Set ~ Happy to be Friends C1605
  • Ink ~ Slate

Now why don’t you play along?  Just design a project using these colors, if you not have the Close to My Heart colors you can use a color which matches.  Then just link you design HERE.

Happy Crafting!


Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Home for the Holidays

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring October’s stamp of the month ~ HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (S1410) a set of 7.

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If you are coming here from MARIA MYERS  blog, then you are in the right spot ~ 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.  This month we have 73 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

October SOTM 2014 Images

This stamp set is versatile as you an use it for holiday layouts or cards.  I love the polar bear, and will share some creations with it later.  For now I decide to show you how fun some of the other images are.

Yuletide Carol Oct SOTM Layout ~ catscrapbooking.com

For this project I used:

  • Paper Pack ~ Yuletide Carol paper pack X7187B
  • Stamp Sets ~ Home for the Holiday S1014  and Make It Merry  D1617
  • Embellishments ~  Mini Melody Accents Ruby Z1861 and Bakers Twine Neutral Metallic Z1921
  • Pigment Ink Pads ~ Enchanted Z2502 and Basic Z2503
  • Black Journaling pen Z1979
  • Artbooking Cartridge Z1906

I also created this card.

Yuletide Carol Oct SOTM Card


If you notice the star and see that it is green – I used my Shin Han markers to color it.  The white stars will take the color but will need to sit for a minute to dry.  Items used for this card:

  • Paper Pack ~ Yuletide Carol X7187B
  • Stamp Set ~ Home for the Holiday S1014
  • Inks ~ Ruby Z2170 and New England Ivy Z2135
  • Art Philosophy Cartridge Z1686
  • Embellishments ~ Ruby  Chevron Washi Z1933 and White Enamel Stars Z2010

Your next stop along this hop is TRACI GODBEE’ s Blog so head on over there and see what she has created for you today.

Happy Crafting!


Close to My Heart Cricut Collections

Have you wanted to purchase one of the exclusive Close to My Heart Cricut cartridge – Art Philosophy, Artise and/or Artbooking?   Not sure which one would be best for your paper crafting needs?  Each of these exclusive cartridges contain 700 images which are unique to each cartridge.  Each Close to My Heart Collection comes with three exclusive “D” sized stamp sets and three dimensional elements which also coordinate.

Since there are now three exclusive cartridges it can be a bit confusing when you want to start adding to your collection.  Here is a quick breakdown of the three cartridges and the video below also shows you some of the wonderful projects you can create.

Art Philosophy – This is the perfect collection for all you foundational basic and iconic shapes, tags and card bases.  It is a super versatile cartridge which is chock full of images that cover the range of your papercrafting needs.

Artiste – This collection take the foundational elements to the next level.  If you are a party planner or love three dimensional elements then this is the perfect cartridge for you, it takes papercrafting to the next level.

Artbooking – If you are a scrapbooker than this is your cartridge.  With this cartridge you can create both traditional 12×12 pages as well as themed mini-books.  You will love the versatility of this cartridge to adding borders, fonts, overlays, elements etc.

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