Easter Banner

With our social distancing and stay at home measures, I have had a lot of time to work in my craft room. I don’t always complete some of the specials when they come out. Not with our Easter Traditions, I completed the Easter Egg Banner.

This special is wonderful as when you purchase either of the banner sets you get eight wooden eggs and the coordinating SVG file to form a banner and cut the shapes. I used the Seasonal mix in papers for eggs and cut using the associated cut files. I then used the bunny from Artfully Sent and some grass are both Cricut Cuts.

Here is a close up of the end eggs.

Happy Crafting!

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Zoe Bring My Pack Back Blog Hop

Welcome to the Zoe Blog Hop!

You will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  For this hop we are featuring artwork which showcases our fun ZOE Paper Pack which has been brought back from our 2015-16 Annual Inspirations Idea book . I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from STEFANI’S Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ 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.   For this hop we have about 13 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I used pattern 13 from the Make it From Your Heart Vol 3.  I love this paper pack as it is great for so many different types of layouts.  I chose to make it an Easter layout.

I used the Egg-Stra Special Stamp set for the bunny, the eggs and the cute chick.  I added the cheeks by using the cheeks from the Paper Pal Base.  The “Hunt” is a Cricut Cut that is part of my subscription.  I also used some of the Zoe stickers.  I did use a couple of the stamps from the Zoe Stamp Set.

On this side of the layout you can see the cute row of bunnies, these are from the Bunny Trail Stamp Set.  The Easter basket is also a Cricut cut that is part of my Cricut Subscription.

Here is the layout with the photos.

I ended up adding a bit more…

I added some sequins from my stash.  I then added the dashed lines for the butterfly trails using my journaling pen.

Your next stop is along this hop is MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

Easter Cards

I have been working on a couple Easter cards for my upcoming March Workshop.  I though I would share them with you.

For this card I used the Seasonal Mix-in papers with Pixie, Glacier, Canary, Mink and White Daisy. I used a couple of stamps sets ~ the Egg-stra Special Stamp & Thin Cuts, The Berry Best, and the Paper Pal Base as the cheeks work great with the bunny,

I did use the ears from the bunny to make the paws, I just fussy cut but you could use the thin cuts as well. I am loving the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts and the way they frame the cards. I did bring in two retired products the Pixie Twine and the Pink Sequins.

This card was based off a design from a fellow consultant Jacqueline Peach.  I paired the I Heart Us paper pack with Sweet Leaf and White Daisy cardstock. I used the Bunny Trail and Egg-stra Special stamp sets.

To make the grass, I used the Fringe from the Border Thin cuts.

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ CASE File

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

The definition of CASE is to Copy And Share Everything. The Close to My Heart idea books are full of beautiful art work and inspirations. I focused on a card found on page 90 in the Seasonal Expression One Idea Book.

The pattern papers are from Something Fierce and the Seasonal Mix Ins. I also brought in a bit of sparkle with White Glitter Paper.

The sentiment and bow were heat embossed with White Embossing powered using the Egg-stra Special Stamp Set. The sequins are the I Heart Us Sequins. The ribbon is the Mink Twine.

I had so much fun making this one that I deiced to make a second which is almost the replica of the one in the Idea Book.

The only difference with the one on the right and the one in the Idea book is the direction of the pink stripes and the Glitter Paper.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until March 3rd to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Easter Cards part 1

I made a couple Easter cards using my Cricut and some of the fantastic cuts that are available for Easter.  I could not decide if my son would like a chick or a bunny.  So I made both…

For both cards I used Sweet Leaf, Fern, Canary, Chocolate, Thistle, Lagoon, Goldrush, Crystal Blue, Glacier, Pacifica, Pansy, and White Daisy cardstock.  I used Pacifica ink to stamp the Happy.

Which one do you like best?  I decided to use the chocolate bunny for my son this year.

Happy Crafting!

Bailey the Bunny Easter Card

I can’t believe Easter is this weekend!! The great news is I remembered in time to create some Easter cards to send to family.   I used my new adorable Bailey the Bunny stamp set from Technique Tuesday.

I used the wood grain embossing folder on Whisper cardstock for the background.  The rest of the cardstock is from the Whimsy Fundamentals.  The sentiment is from Eggstra Special Easter from Lawn Fawn.

Happy Crafting!

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February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Easter Bunny

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring Febuary’s stamp of the month ~Easter Bunny (S1702) a set of 12.

If you are coming here from MICHELLE STEWART’S 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 around 20 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I love this set as these bunnies are too cute!! Here is what I came up with.

For this card I used the Sugar Rush Paper Pack. I used Archival Black Ink and my watercolors to add color.

If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of February and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

Your next stop is along this hop is MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #183 ~ Crystal Blue, Honey, Pear, Thistle and White Daisy

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #183 we are featuring  CRYSTAL BLUE, HONEY, PEAR, THISTLE and WHITE DAISY.Color Dare 183 blog badge

I have been designing a new planner todo list for each month, just to mix it up and have fun.  Since this month is Easter, I thought it would be fun to use Penelope for this.

Color Dare #183 ~ Penelope ~ ToDo List March ~ CatScrapbooking.comThe eggs are from Art Philosophy #m4462d and the bunny is from Artfully Sent #m1067bd.  Color Dare #183 ~ Penelope ~ March Todo List detail ~ CatScrapbooking.comI could not resist adding a googlie eye.

Color Dare 183 ~ Penelope ~ Easter Theme Todo list ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere it is in my planner.

Products used for this project:

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 #183 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday March 10, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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ABC’s Blog Hop ~ G

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!

ABC's Blog HopFor this hop we will be featuring the letter “G”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “G” 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 “G” element I chose Glass Block and Easter Grass.

Glass Block ~ Easter ~ ABC's G

 I am really liking my Cricut Explore and it is my go to for cutting vinyl!!  In fact I have actually (gasp) been using it more than my Silhouette!! I love the fact I can use my CTMH cartridges more as I can really design like I am use to with my Silhouette. For this project I used my the Art Philosophy cartridge for the egg which is on page 57 and the bunny with the bow are from Artfully Sent (see it is not just for cards) on page 41.  The grass and Happy Easter are from searching my Cricut Subscription.

Your next stop along the way is WENDY KESSLER’S Blog hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!


Color Dare #133 ~ Easter Eggs

You may be saying those colors remind me of something… Well  you are right it is the Wanderful paper pack.  When I sat down to design, I thought about using the paper pack but then decided to go a different route.  I decided to use Artfully Sent (as I have not played with it in a while) and go with an Easter theme.

Color Dare #133 ~ catscrapbooking.comI had so much fun mixing papers and colors that I got a little carried away and created three cards total.  Here are the other two.

Color Dare #133 ~ Smoothie ~ catscrapbooking.com

Color Dare #133 ~ Crystal Blue ~ Catscrapbooking.comSupplies used for these cards:

  • Artfully Sent ~ pg 41 Sleeve card
  • Cardstock ~ Gypsy, Smoothie, Crystal Blue, Honey and Colonial White
  • Paper Packs ~ Wanderful and Hopscotch
  • Twine ~ Flaxen Extra Thick Twine
  • Stamp Set ~ Just to Say D1629 (one of the exclusive stamp sets which comes with the Artfully Sent)
  • Ink ~ Black

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!