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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Christmas Cheer ~ Wine Tag

Merry Christmas!!! I hope you are having a wonderful day surrounded by family and friends. We are spending a fun filled day at home with just the four of us (this includes our four legged family member).

In celebration of Christmas I thought it would be fitting to share some Christmas Cheer.  More specifically a Christmas Cheer wine tag, that I created to decorate a gift.Christmas Cheer ~ White Pines ~ Wine Tag ~ Artistry ~ CatScrapbooking

Products used to create this tag:

Happy Crafting!

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Everything ABC’S ~ Z

Welcome to the Everything ABC Blog Hop!

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

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from DIANA SAUNDERS’ 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.

The letter “Z” can also be a difficult letter to come up with ideas for there is always the ZipStrips at the top of the Close to My Heart paper.  But I thought I remembered a fancy fold card that started with “Z” so I went to my Pinterest  boards and there it was…..Upright Z Fold card.  So that is what I set out to make. Here is the final product then I will walk you through the steps.

Upright Z Fold front ~ White Pines ~ ABC's Z ~ CatScrapbooking.com This is what is looks like from the front. Now let me show you how it was made.Upright Z-fold card Step 1 ~ ABC's Z ~ CatScrapbooking.comStarting with an 11″x 4 1/4″ piece of paper which will be you card base and your final card will be 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ when folded flat. Score along horizontal edge at 2 3/4″ and at 5 1/2″.
Upright Z-fold card Step 2 ~ ABC's Z ~ White Pines ~ CatScrapbooking.comThen you will adhere your pattern paper to the top and bottom of the card.  You can use the same or mix up the paper.  The bottom measurement is 4 ” x 2 1/2″ and the top is 4″x 5 1/4″ (sorry I made a mistake on the text in the photo).Upright Z Fold Step 3 ~ White Pines ~ ABC's ~ CatScrapbooking.comZI cut the Holly Border #m418E9A from the Artisty cartridge cut at 1.01″ high by 3.62″ high.  I cut this three times two Fern and one in Chocolate.  The two fern ones I trimmed the fern looking leaves leaving the holly leaves and balls. In the photo above I am using the cocoa and the first fern cut.Upright Z Fold Step 4 ~ White Pines ~ ABC's Z ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere I am attaching the second Fern holly but I am only attaching it at the top.  This will allow me to slide the card front between the two Fern cuts and help hold the card in the Upright Z.  I added some gems.Upright Z Fold Step 5 ~ White Pines ~ ABC's Z ~ CatScrapbooking.com  I then attached the front panel which is cut at 3 1/4″ x 4″ and the insert which I embossed is cut at 3″ x 3 3/4″.Upright Z Fold side ~ White Pines ~ ABC's Z ~ CatScrapbook.comHere is the side view of the completed card.

Now it is time to hop on over to DARLYS RECKER’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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Stampers with an Attitude ~ White Pines

Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop!!  The Stampers with an Attitude is the team lead by Kimberly Moss.  This month the Stampers with an Attitude are going to be showcasing art work with the festive White Pines paper pack.

If you are just starting here or hopping here from SHEILA BENNETT ’S Blog  then you are in the right spot.  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 consultant at the end of my blog.

White Pines ~ Gingerbread house layout ~ Artbooking ~ Artistry ~ CatScrapbooking.comI love to decorate gingerbread houses and so I wanted to share this with Gavin.  We invited one of his friends over to join in our fun.  I am not sure who had more fun the kids or us moms :-).   White Pines Candy detail ~ Artbooking ~ CatScrapbooking.comI used the candy border which is from Artbooking and did a little splicing and additions.  The original piece has candy corn ans since this was not Halloween I cut them out and added the individually cut green candy,  I cut the border in Colonial White and in Cranberry.  I cut the red candies from the Cranberry border and covered the Colonial White ones. I added some sparkle with the glitter paper and a bit of dimension with the Fern twine.  I then added the touch of blue by watercoloring two of the candies. Here is another detail..White Pines Candy Detail 2 ~ Artbooking ~ CatScrapbooking.comFor this project I used the following products:

Now it is time to hop on over to the MELISSA ROBINSON ’S Blog and see what wonderful creation she has for you.  Here is the full list of participants:

Happy Crafting!

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Technique Blog Hop ~ Get Back to the Fundamentals

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

SimplyFundamentalsThis month we are featuring the FUNDAMENTAL Papers and Embellishment!  Close to My Heart has just released new patters for our Fundamental papers and Embellishments to match.  You can find these on  pages 108-111 of the new Annual Inspirations Idea book.  The Fundamental papers are great as they will coordinate with any layout you wish to design.  You can create your own color combinations to match your photos. This month we have 8 consultants featuring artwork using this technique.  If you just hopped onto my blog or arrived from PRICILLA GOTHAM ’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 these papers.

Fundamentals ~ Rootbeer ~ CatScrapbookign.comI love the splatter technique and decided to try something a little different this time.  I used my watercolors to create the splatter instead of ink or stamping.  I just mixed up the colors and then made sure I had a really wet brush and flicked the brush. I cut all the shapes with my Cricut.  The font for the title is Everyday Fonts – Best of Times, the circle and stars are free shapes and the banner is a cut from Artistry that I unlocked and changed the dimensions.

This month there is a great promotion going on with this Fundamental Paper collection.  The Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop has been created using all the items featured in our campaign exclusive My Legacy™ album bundles, available during November for $71.80 USD / $85.25 CAD each! When you purchase the album bundle, you will also qualify to receive a value pack of side load or top load Memory Protectors™ FREE—a savings of $19.95 USD / $23.75 CAD! Along with the album style and design of your choice, each bundle includes one Paper Fundamentals Enchantment pack, one Fundamental stickers Enchantment pack, one Peacock Fundamental assortment, and three sheets of White Daisy cardstock. You will then be set to turn these beautiful products into fabulous layouts using the new Simply Fundamental Scrapbooking workshop featuring five layouts you can make using all the supplies in your bundle.

Now hop on over to SHEILA BENNETT’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. Melissa Robinson
  2. Darlys Recker
  3. Priscilla Gotham
  4. Catherine Nowak ~ You are here
  5. Sheila Bennett
  6. Jenifer Benner
  7. Michelle Loncar
  8. Wendy Kessler
  9. Tonya Whitehurst
  10. Haley Dyer
  11. Shirley Ross

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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Everything ABC’s ~ W

Welcome to the Everything ABC Blog Hop!

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

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from LAUREN MOORE’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 LAUREN’s blog HERE.

If you follow my blog then you know I have designed a WREATH WITH WHITE Pines.  I so love the way this one turned out and plan to make one more like the one I designed with the Scaredy Cat paper.  I plan to make it a larger like that one and only with the B&T paper.  But here is this one with the White Pines and Cranberry.

Cone Wreath ~ White Pines ~ ABC's W ~ CatScrapbooking.comThe holly is cut from the new Artistry Cartridge on page 48. The rosette and doily are from the Artiste Cartridges.  The holly balls are from a floral piece I picked up at Hobby Lobby.  The cones are 5″ x 5″ for the first layer and the second is 4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″.  The finished wreath is about 13 inches in diameter.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #167 ~ Goldrush, Chocolate, & Kraft

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #165 we are featuring GOLDRUSH, CHOCOLATE,  & KRAFT.

11110513_1666635783623213_986618879333279547_oI was flipping through my Artistry handbook and saw on page 44 the pumpkin and sentiment and thought PERFECT!

Color Dare #167 ~ Pumpkins ~ Artistry ~ CatScrapbookingI created a little shadowing using my Clay ShinHan Marker.  I then embossed the pumpkins to create some interest.

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 #167.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday November 12, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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HoHoHo Glass Block

I am definitely getting into the holiday spirit a little early.  I decided to design a fun holiday glass block.  HoHoHo Glass Block ~ Holiday Glass Block ~Artiste ~ CatScrapbooking.comThe HoHoHo is from the Artiste cartridge.  I did a bit of slicing in order to make the middle “Ho” its own cut.  This way I could make it two tone.  The snowflakes are from Artistry.  I added the fake snow and a mini strand of lights.  I am really pleased the way this turned out.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #165 ~ Ruby, Slate, Whisper & Black

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #165 we are featuring  RUBY, SLATE, WHISPER,  & BLACK.

12079337_10153338561159440_2314011083066136277_nI decided I wanted to give a new stamp set a try  ~ Hexagonal Patterns C1626.

Color Dare #165 ~ Hexagons ~ CatScrapbooking.comTo make this card I cut the hexagons which are found on page 6 of the Artistry Cartridge.  I stamped them in Slate, Black and Ruby.  I then used the Honeycomb embossing folder with the Whisper Cardstock.

Here is the full list of supplies uesed:

  • Inks ~ Ruby, Slate and Black
  • Cardstock ~ Ruby, Whisper and White Daisy card base
  • Stamp Set ~ Hexagonal Patterns C1626
  • Cricut ~ Artistry
  • Ribbon ~ from my stash

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 #165.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday October 29, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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