Color Dare #177 ~ White, Whisper, Peacock & Crystal Blue

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #177 we are featuring  WHITE DAISY, WHISPER, PEACOCK & CRYSTAL BLUE.

Color Dare 177I love the blues and tried to come up with something which would look great as blues.  Since I have a little boy my thought gravitate to him.  I was looking thorough my Artfully Sent Cricut booklet for boy ideas when I came to page 28 and inspiration took over.

Space ship ~ Outta this world ~ Color Dare 177 ~ Artfully Sent ~ Boy Card ~ CatScrapbooking.comTo create this card I used images #MCBA98 and #M100BC3 from Artfully Sent.  I did this in Design Space and manipulated the cut lines to cut the parts of the images I wanted with out having to cut the full image and only use a part (as I hate to waste my precious paper 🙂 ).

Here is the full list of supplies used:

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~ Color Dare #177 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday January 28, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Meet Urban

I so love the colors of Urban!!  As you probably already know I have a little boy so I LOVE all things that work for a boy.  So when I saw the Urban paper pack I was in love!!!  Here is my first layout using this wonderful paper pack plus a touch of the Basic Fundamentals.

Urban ~ Artistry ~ Ink Blot ~ catscrapbooking.comHere it is with my photos.

Urbn Love This Layout ~ Artistry ~ CatScrapbooking.coma

I love the colors with this paper pack as they are boy but can really be used for anything.  I used the new Artistry cartridge to cut the boarder on the top and right side.  I also use one of my favorite new stamp sets Ink Blot D1660.

Here is the full list of supplies used:

Happy Crafting!

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ABC’s Blob Hop ~ O

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!

ABC's Blog HopFor this hop we will be featuring the letter O.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their O element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from LINDA NORMAN’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 on Linda’s blog HERE.

For my “O” element I decided to focus on a layout based on my son’s OUTFIT.  I was able to pick up a few other “O”s along the way ~ OUTDOOR DENIM, OVERSPRAY and OTHER PAPER Co.  Here is the layout:

ABC's O ~ Overspary ~ airplanes ~ catscrapbooking.comI love Close to My Heart cardstock as the colors will complement almost any paper pack.  I was able to uses Colonial White, Glacier and Outdoor Denim with this layout.  The paper pack is one I have from my stash ~ Rough & Tumble by Bella Carta.

ABC's O ~ Overspray detail ~ airplane ~ catscrapbooking.comHere is a close up of the overspray.  I used Glacier re-inker mixed with a little alcohol and used our Spray pens to create the overspray effect.  It is a great way to add a little color or texture to solid cardstock.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Technique Blog Hop ~ Simple Shadows

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!


This month we are featuring a technique called ~ SIMPLE SHADOWS which can be found on page 102 of the Annual Inspirations Idea book.  This technique is really simple and can be used with cards, home decor or scrapbook pages.  Basically by making a second die-cut in another color either dark or in my example light you can make your die-cut pop. This month we have ?? consultants featuring artwork using this technique so you will definitely be inspired.  If you just hopped onto my blog or arrived from WENDY KESSLER ’s Blog then you are in the right place.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.

I have been making it a personal goal to complete some of my own scrapbook layouts so I don’t continue to fall further behind.  I chose to do this layout with the fun Jackson paper pack which is from the Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book.

Technique Simple Shadows ~ Jackson Layout ~ catscrapbooking.comThe colors of the Jackson paper pack are great for outdoors but also for boy theme.  I designed my own title using my Cricut Explore.  I really like Design Space as you can use any font you own to make a title.  In this case I used Boys are Gross font – it was really not intentional but the name makes me chuckle since my son is covered in food 😉 . Once I pick the font I un-group the letters then move them and weld them together.  I then just cut the title twice once using Colonial White and then again using Glacier.

Here are the products I used for this layout:

  • Jackson Paper Pack X7195B
  • Barn Red, Colonial White, Glacier,  and Cocoa cardstock
  • Glacier Extra Thick Twine Z3039
  • Jackson Complements X7195C
  • Brave Enamel Shapes Z3073

Now hop on over to DARLYS RECKER’s Blog and see what she has created for you to day.  If you get lost along here is the full list of participants.

  1. Debi barber
  2. Melissa Robinson
  3. Wendy Kessler
  4. Catherine Nowak ~ You Are Here
  5. Darlys Recker
  6. Melissa David
  7. Michelle Loncar
  8. Haley Dyer
  9. Shirley Ross
  10. Tonya Whitehurst

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #131 ~Outdoor Denim, Honey, Sunset, Olive & White Daisy

Welcome to another week with Color My Heart Color Challenge!!  This week for Color Dare #131 we are featuring Outdoor Denim, Honey, Sunset, Olive and White Daisy.

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When I first saw these colors the first thing that came to mind was boy!  And seeing that I am in need of some boy themed cards I knew this would be the perfect inspiration.

Color Dare #131 ~ Fast and Furious ~ Catscrapbooking.comItems used for this project:

  • Cardstock ~ Sunset, Outdoor Denim, Olive and White Daisy
  • Ink ~ Outdoor Denim
  • Embellishments ~ White Enamel Stars Z2010 & Honey Triangles Washi Tape Z1931
  • Stamp Set ~ Fast and Furious D1541
  • Embossing Folder ~ Honeycomb Z1995
  • ShinHan Marker ~ Sap Green Z2463

Please join us this week for Color My Heart with this weeks Color Dare.  Just create a project (card, layout or any craft project) using this weeks colors and then link them HERE.

Happy Crafting!


New Arrival Cards

My brother and his wife just had their third child, so I knew I needed to put my new passion to work.  I designed a card for them in a girl and boy theme.  It was fun using CTMH stamp set New Arrival.

It has been so much fun creating cards for the various occasions that arise in life rather than running out to the store to buy one.  I look forward to the next occasion….

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