Layout 26 ~ Layout Contest 2016

I am now home from a fun filled week at the Close to My Heart Convention which was held in Disney World and trying to settle back into my normal routine.  So thankfully I had designed a layout before I left for convention, because life has been busy since coming back home.  Particularly with this weekend being the start of the July Fourth Celebrations.  Every year there is a layout contest for attending consultants.  I entered but unfortunately I was not one of the lucky ones.  I am still super pleased the way this layout did turn out.

Sangria ~ Florence ~ Layout Contest ~ fall layout ~ Artfully Sent ~ CatScrapbooking.comFor this layout I actually combined Sangria with Florence.  I also used the Artfully Sent Cartridge to make the overlays behind the photos.

Sangria ~ Florence ~ Layout Contest ~ fall layout Left side ~ Artfully Sent ~ CatScrapbooking.comThe splatters are done with the watercolor paints.

Sangria ~ Florence ~ Layout Contest ~ fall layout Right side ~ Artfully Sent ~ CatScrapbooking.comThe leaves are done with the rock-n-roll technique using Friend Tree D1677 and then fussy cut out.

Happy Crafting!

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My Layout Challenge #21

I have another layout for you to day for my personal layout challenge.  We are now on week 21 and I am still going strong.  This week I have a layout using Sangria.

Sangria Fall Layout ~ leaves ~ CatScrapbooking.comI love the colors of the Sangria paper pack and they work so well for fall colors.

Sangria Fall Layout left ~ leaves ~ CatScrapbooking.comI used Champagne as the base pages and added the Rose Gold Foil Tape to add a little extra shine.

Sangria Fall Layout right ~ leaves ~ CatScrapbooking.comI am really happy how this layout turned out.

Here is the list of products used:

Happy Crafting!

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Wine Tags Part 1

This time of year we start to think about saying thanks and giving gifts.  Yes, I know it is hard to believe Christmas will be here next month.  Well often we say thank you by bringing a bottle of wine.  So what would be better than a great wine tag.  No need for gift wrap or a fancy bag, just put one of these on and your recipient will comment on how unique it is.  Here are two tags which I designed which would be great for Thanksgiving or really any time.

Good Cheer Sangria Wine Tag ~

This tag was designed using the Sangria paper pack, Thankful Heart B1463, and Harvest Wreath D1662.  I stamped the pumpkin and leaves (using a mask) with Momento ink then watercolored them.Sangria Wine Tag ~ catscrapbooking.comThis wine tag was also used with the Sangria paper and colors.  I used the White Pines Card WOTG stamp set to make the wreath using Cashmere, Pomegranate, Poppy and Fern.  I then use the “thanks” from A Thousand Thanks C1625 with Eggplant ink.

If you liked these but were thinking of making one for the Christmas Holidays then stay tuned as Wednesday I will be showing two more. You can also check out these links to ones I designed last year.

Polar Bears with Snowhaven

Christmas Wreath

Happy Crafting,

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Technique Blog Hop ~Diffuse Your Artwork

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This month we are featuring the technique of ~ DIFFUSERS!  Close to My Heart has just released two diffusers which are to be used with our embossing folders.  You can find these new diffusers on  page 122 of the new Annual Inspirations Idea book.  Diffusers are so cool as it will crate a non-embossed area on the paper you want to emboss. I know that sounds confusing but just take a look at the artwork and it will make more sense.  This month we have 6 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 this technique.

Diffuser technique ~ Sangria ~ Housewarming Hello ~ CatScrapbooking.comYou can see the embossed Colonial White and in the middle where the house is stamped it is still smooth.  There is the list of products used:

Now hop on over to MICHELLE LONCAR’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. Michelle Loncar
  6. Sheila Bennett

Happy Crafting!

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Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop ~ Sangria

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 wonderful fall colored Sangria paper pack. You will just fall in love with the rich colors of this paper pack!!!

If you are just starting here or hopping here from JUDY FAYE GARNER’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.

I have been wanting to make one of those fabulous wreaths made out of rolled flowers.  When I saw the colors in the Sangria paper pack X7199B.  I knew it was the right one.  So I rolled like 90 flowers to create this wreath.Sangria ~ flower wreath ~ catscrapbooking.comThe wreath is 13″ foam which I wrapped in burlap so if any spots showed through it would be burlap and not white. I decided since these were fall colors I would add a few leaves.

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Sangria ~ Flower Wreath detail 3 ~ catscrapbooking.comI actually used three different flowers in three different sizes.  For those of you with a Cricut Explore I used #m44903, #m47643 and #m435f5 all of which are from the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I sized them at 4″, 4.4″ and 4.8″.  For the leaves I used #m473AB from Artbooking (2.8″ high and 2.4″ high), #m58a300 (3.2″ high and 2.4″ high) & #m411c98 (2.19″ high and 2.59″ high) are from Artistry and #m42812 (2.76″ high & 2.2″ high) from Artiste.   I used pearl straight pins to secure the flowers to and leaves to the wreath.

Here is the list of papers used:

  • Sangria paper pack X7199B
  • Cardstock ~ Eggplant, Poppy, Pomegranate, Colonial White, Fern, Desert Sands, Cocoa, and Champange
  • Inks ~ Poppy, Pomegranate, Eggplant, Fern, Desert Sands, Cocoa and Champagne.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Fall Inspirations ~ Sangria Card Workshop

It is finally beginning to feel like fall here in Colorado.  I sure hope it stays as I love this time of year with the cooler temps.  Enough about the weather… I have been feeling fall inspirations with the Sangria paper Pack.  I have to admit I was not sure about this paper pack but having played with it I am really liking it.  The colors are fabulous as they use several of the new rich Enchantment colors ~ Poppy, Pomegranate, and Eggplant.  I used this paper pack and colors to design my October Card Workshop October 26th at 6:30 PM.  If you are in the Arvada, CO area and would like to come please email me at for more details and check availability.

October Card Workshop 2015 ~ Sangria ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere are the cards individually.

Color Dare #159 ~ Sangria #ctmhsangria ~ Paper Garden~ catscrapbooking.comThis card is using last months Stamp of the Month ~ Paper Garden and Wavy Blooms stamp sets.Thanksgiving ~ Harvest Wreath ~ Sangria ~ catscrapbooking.comThis card uses the new Harvest Wreath D1662 stamp set.

Sangria ~ Sympathy Card ~ Artistry ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis card is using the awesome new Artistry cartridge and one of the Hostess Exclusive stamp sets ~ Say it All C1632.

Sangria ~ Thank you ~ Fall Colors ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis card was inspired by Lynn Como.  I did change the paper showcased and the card base but it was my inspiration. The stamp sets used are the Sangria WOTG and Victorian Gratitude M1131.  The flower is cut from Artistry.

Please let me know if you have any questions about my workshops or you would like to join me.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #159 ~ Sangria

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #159 we are featuring EGGPLANT, POMEGRANATE, POPPY, CHAMPAGNE, COCOA & DESERT SAND all of which are featured in the Sangria paper pack.

11834700_1640520666234725_7222179476725803867_oHere is a fun card featuring Sangria and this months stamp of the month ~ Paper Garden S1509.

Color Dare #159 ~ Sangria #ctmhsangria ~ Paper Garden~ catscrapbooking.comHere is the full list of supplies used to complete this card:

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 #159.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday September 17, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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