Hello Life ~ National Stamping Month

Welcome to Hello, Life! Blog hop which is celebrating National Stamping Month.

HelloLifeToday you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  We are featuring artwork which showcases the three exclusive Hello, Life! stamp sets ~ Cardmaking, Scrapbooking and Pocket Scrapbooking.

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If you are just arriving her from MICHELLE LONCAR’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 39 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I decided to focus on the Scrapbooking stamp set and design a layout.

Zoe, Georgie, Fundamentals ~ Artistry ~ Hello, Life! ~ Catscarpbooking.comI combined a couple of paper packs to create this layout ~ Zoe, Georgie and Whimsy Fundamental Paper Packs.

Zoe, Georgie, Fundamentals ~ Hello, Life! ~ Artistry ~ catscrapbooking.comHere is the full list supplies used to complete this layout:

Your next stop on the hop is  DARLYS RECKER’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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ABC’s Blog Hop ~ U

ABC's Blog Hop

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!

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

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at LINDA’S BLOG ~ SCRAPPY THERAPY .  If you just came from Linda’s Blog then you are in the right place.

For my “U” element I wanted to keep playing with the new Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge so I started looking through the designs and found a Umbrella and Under the weather card.  Perfect!

ABC's U - Artfully Sent ~ catscrapbooking,comThis is one of the pop up cards available on the new Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge.

ABC's U ~ Artfully Sent ~ Catscrapbooking.comFor this card I used the following supplies:

  • Whimsy Fundamentals ~ Pixie
  • Cardstock ~ Glacier, Whisper, Thistle and Daisy White
  • Embellishments ~ Slate Striped Twist Ties & Flamingo Dots

Now hop on over to LAUREN MOORE’s Blog and see what she has created for you today.

Happy Crafting!




Spring time on the Farm

Here is a fun layout of our trip to the Spokane Family Farm.   I designed using several different paper packs.  I really like the way so many of the paper packs can actually work together.  For this layout I combined Jubilee as the main paper pack with the fundamentals paper pack, Timberline and Skylark.

Jubilee layout ~ catscrapbooking.com

  • Cardstock ~ Indian Corn Blue, Colonial White and Topiary
  • Paper Packs ~ Jubilee, Timberline, Skylark and Fundamentals
  • Embelishments ~ Green and Blue Epoxy Bubbles and Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon

Happy Crafting!



ABC’s Blog Hop ~ G

ABC's Blog Hop

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!

For 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, please start at the beginning at LINDA’S BLOG ~ SCRAPPY THERAPY

If you came from LINDA’S BLOG ~ SCRAPPY THERAPY   then you’re on the right track!

My life these days is all about cars, trucks, trains and tractors.  Having a little boy it has shifted my scrapbooking from my four legged kids to boys and their toys.  So when I was trying to think what I would use for my “G” element tractors came to mind but more specifically John Deere Green.   Then I though about using Green Glitter paper, Epoxy Gems and Grosgrain ribbon.

ABC's Green Tractor Layout full

For this layout I used my Silhouette to cut the tractor and the tires.  The tittle is chipboard letters I have had for a while.  The fundamental and glitter papers were cut free handed.

ABC's GreenTractor Layout

I used the following Close to My Heart Products:

  • Green Glitter paper Z1847
  • Fundamentals paper Z1939
  • Black & Grey Epoxy Gems Z1939
  • Bamboo cardstock 1301
  • Topiary cardstock X5635
  • Whisper cardstock X5929
  • Chocolate cardstock X5643
  • Buttercup cardstock 1271
  • Black cardstock 1386
  • Colonial White cardstock 1388
  • Brown Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (retired)

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is JOY MCHARGUE~ STUDIOWOW.

In case you get lost along the way…go to LINDA’S BLOG ~ SCRAPPY THERAPY  for a complete list of participants!

Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop ~ Fundamentals

Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop!

If you are coming to me from SHEILA BENNETT then you are on the right track.   The Stampers with an Attitude are excited to show artwork with a Focus on Paper Fundamentals, so here we go.

This month we are showcasing the awesome new Fundamental paper pack.  This is a wonderful paper pack features 20 double sided 12″ x 12″ sheets (2 of each of the 10 designs) with one side being the glossy resist pattern; unfortunately it is sort of tucked away at the back of the idea book but it should be up in the front as it is such an awesome product.  This paper pack can add so much interest and dimension to all of your crafting as you will see with all the beautiful artwork being showcased in this hop.

Fundamental Papers

For this hop I am using the diagonal stripe which is in the Saddle color.  I thought it would be perfect for a layout I want to do for my son playing with his dump trucks.  He is obsessed with all trucks, cars, trains, planes… well any type of machinery for that matter.  Here is my layout….

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For this layout I used the following products:

  • Fundamentals Paper pack Z1939
  • Topiary cardstock X5635
  • Honey cardstock X5668
  • Daisy White cardstock 1385
  • Kraft cardstock Z1375
  • Honey Triangles Washi Tape Z1931
  • Durables Triangle Studs Z1928
  • Honey Ink Z2162
  • Topiary Ink Z2155
  • Saddle Ink Z2171
  • Outdoor Denim Ink Z2140
  • Fast & Furious Stamp Set D1541

The next blogger on the hop is MELINDA EVERITThop on over and see what wonderful creation she come up with this time.

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

  1. Kimberly Moss ~ http://kimspapercrafts.com
  2. Sheila Bennett ~ http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com
  3. Catherine Nowak~  https://catscrapbooking.com   <– You are Here
  4. Melinda Everitt ~ http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com
  5. Denise Elliott~ www.inspiredbyd.blogspot.com
  6. Keeley Kirwan ~ http://keeleyskreations.blogspot.com


Countdown to Spring/Summer Idea Book ~9

Welcome back to my Countdown to the new Spring/Summer Idea Book.  Today I am featuring the snip-it of the fundamentals  paper pack Z1939. This is an awesome paper pack which features 2 sheets of 10 different papers all shown below.  The colors are wonderful in the basic color pallet, with one side having a glossy resist and the other is white.  For the layout I used the bamboo paper which features hearts.


With Valentine’s Day just around the corner I wanted to create a valentine layout.  Since I have a boy I wanted to not go over board with the pinks and reds so I used Bamboo as my base.  But what is valentines with out Blush, Hollyhock and Ruby?  I will be offering a limited number of this layout as a kit for $12, so be sure to let me know if you are interested.

Hugs & Kisses Layout

The heart pattern paper is a mask using an overlay I cut using my Silhouette and using the Ruby reinker mixed with water in my spray pen Z1380.  The hearts and title are also cut using my Silhouette.  I found the You are Foxy cut file on the Spring Holiday Card Cricut cartridge which they were allowing you to use through the Cricut Craft Room last week for free.

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Here is a close up of the detail. You can see the Bamboo fundamental paper, isn’t it awesome?  I also use the Ruby Chevron ribbon Z1846 and Red Shimmer Trim Z1848.  I used the scalloped boarder punch Z1851 to give it the scallop look.

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