Technique Hop – “It’s in the Script!”

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are focusing on It’s in the Script.   With the release of our the idea book came a brand new product line ~ Melissa Eplsin penmanship guide and her own stamp sets!!  I have always wanted to learn how to do cool penmanship as like most people, I am super critical of my own. While I have great intentions to practice with this guide, I have now made the time that I have wanted. Now that my son is back in school I should be able to find the time. This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork. If you are coming from DARLYS RECKER’S Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE.

I made a card about a month ago using the cool chevron technique that Close to My Heart shared. You can find my original card HERE along with the link to what Close to My Heart shared. I had a lot of the zig-zags left over so I cut a few new colors with Goldrush, Green Apple and Lemonade to make it more Halloween inspired. I then used the Months by Melissa Esplin stamp set to stamp October. I used Black Pigment Ink and then used Clear Embossing powder. The hat is from Fa-Boo-lous Halloween stamp set and thin cuts. I added a bit of bling with Silver Stickles on the buckle of the hat and a few loose Silver Sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto LAUREN MOORE’S BLOG where you will find some additional artwork!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #360 ~ Tic Tac Toe

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #360 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board this time we are not using a particular paper pack and have put in a couple of twists.  For this challenge you can use any diagonal, row or column, you can add in any of the other colors shown.  Blacks & Whites and Silver & Gold are FREE but NO other neutrals.

I decided to go with the left diagonal ~ Pansy, Emerald and Lemon. When I saw these colors I thought of Halloween.

For this card I used the Craft on Paper Pack for the black & white polka dots. I then used the Fab-BOO-lous Halloween stamp set and thin cut. I used the Shaker Thin Cuts including the star cuts. I cut the stars and top stitched ring in Pansy. I stamped the sentiment Pansy ink. The cauldron and witch hat were stamped in Intense Black Ink and colored with my new Spectrum Noir Tri-blend markers. I used a few of the Loose -Crafty sequins and added a touch of Diamond Stickles.

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 #360  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Halloween ~ Hello Pumpkin

I cannot believe Halloween is tomorrow…. where did this month go?  I thought I would share one of the Halloween cards I crated this year using the adorable Hello Pumpkin papers.

Hope you have a happy Halloween!!

Happy Crafting!

Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the Holiday Expressions New Product 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 AMAZING new Idea Book!  There is so many wonderful new products I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from KATHY BURROWS 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 20 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I am a huge Halloween fan so I am so excited about our new Hello Pumpkin papers.  I designed a layout using the Hello Pumpkin Papers and the new Texture Paste.

I used the Hello Pumpkin papers, Hello Pumpkin Compliments, Hello Pumpkin Shapes, and Hello Pumpkin Washi Tape.  This was my first time using the texture paste.  I used one of the Halloween Cricut cuts from Artbooking cartridge. I then cut it using our new Stencil Sheets. I then added a couple drops of Goldrush re-inker (only because I have not purchased the new Tangerine re-inker).

I am loving this Holiday Expression Idea Book and every thing that is in it!

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

Happy Crafting!

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Holiday Expressions Blog Hop

Welcome to the Holiday Expressions Blog Hop!hebadge

Today you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  Today we are featuring artwork which showcases the new Holiday Seasonal Expressions Idea Book.

If you are just arriving her from WENDY KESSLER’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 25 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I could not do this hop with our featuring Halloween since it is probably my most favorite holiday to celebrate.  So I designed a fun Halloween card for you today.

jeepers-creepers-halloween-card-silly-spider-web-catscrapbooking-comI have to admit using black as my card base is new territory for me but it so fit with Halloween.  I love this Silly Spider Web B1529 stamp set.  I just love the Jeepers Creepers paper pack. To make the black twine I simply took our white twine and used our black Shin Han Marker and colored it.  I used some black glitter paper, Shimmer Brush and my blending pen to add ink to my stamped spider web.

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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Everything ABC’s Blog Hop ~ Letter S

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!!!

ABC's Blog BadgeThis week we will be featuring the letter “S”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “S” 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, although this week it is just two of us

Well here it is Friday afternoon before the hop goes live tomorrow morning, and I have not stopped.  I guess my aspirations of getting into my craft room to create the layout I was planning on showcasing is not going to happen.  Now I am STRESSING about what I plan to SHOWCASE this week….I try never to wait to the last minute but that is what my life is like right now.  We then it hit me… I designed a card for my Card Workshop this month but have not featured it on my blog.  It is using the awesome new SUGAR SKULL STAMP SET!!!

Sugar Skull ~ Jeepers Creepers ~ Halloween ~ CatScrapbooking.comIsn’t this a SWEET card?  I love this stamp set as it if so fun to color with my Shin Han Markers and it coordinates with the new Flower Market Cricut Cartridge. I used the Jeepers Creepers paper pack and Jeepers Creepers washi tape.

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:
Catherine Nowak ~ You are Here
Happy Crafting!

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August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Purr-Fect Halloween

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring August’s stamp of the month ~Purr-fect Halloween (S1608) a set of 17.

Purrfect Halloweeen badgeIf you are coming here from TRACIE CASSIDY’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 25 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

Purr-fect Halloween Aug 2016I absolutely adore this stamp set!  I am a huge Halloween fan and not to mention it features my nickname :-). I am looking forward to doing so fun creations with this stamp set.  The first idea that came to mind was this card.

Purr-fect Halloween ~ Aug SOTM 2016 ~ Watercoloring ~ Artbooking ~ CatScrapbooking.comI watercolored the background as I wanted to give the effect of a midnight sky with the moon coming through.  I realized I could not use a black cat so I went for an orange kitty.

Here is the list of products used to create this card:

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 August and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

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

Happy Crafting!

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Everything ABC’s Blog Hop ~ V

Welcome to the Everything ABC Blog Hop!

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

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

Since the letter “V” is as challenging a “U” before it when it come to crafting.  I decided to look at my Cricut Cartidges again.  Well I was VERY VICTORIOUS as I was working on a project with the Nevermore paper pack and I was needing some Halloween cuts.  Guess what is on page 71 of the Artbooking booklet??? The letter “V” and the five perfect cuts.  I purchased these BOO letters last year but never got around to completing them, so I was determined to do it this year.

Nevermore ~ Boo Letters ~ ABC's V ~ Artbooking ~ CatScrapbooking.com

Her is how it turned out.  All of the cuts are from Close to My Heart Cricut cartridges, except the tree and ghosts, these are from my Silhouette .  The ravens and spider are found on page 70 of Artbooking.  The moon, bats, fence, house and Beware also come from Artbooking on page 71.  The spider web and tombstone are from Artiste page 76.

Here is a close up of each letter.Nevermore ~ Artbooking ~ Boo Letters B ~ ABC's V ~ CatScrapbooking.comNevermore ~ Artbooking ~ Boo Letters O ~ ABC's V ~ CatScrapbooking.comNevermore ~ Artbooking ~ Boo Letters O2 ~ ABC's V ~ CatScrapbooking.com

To complete this project I used the following:

  • Nevermore Paper Pack
  • Cardstock ~ Black, Slate, Whisper, Sunset and Cocoa
  • Glitter Paper ~ Black, Silver, White and Gold.
  • Cricut ~ Artbooking and Artistry
  • Silhouette

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

Happy Crafting!

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Nevermore ~ Halloween Card 2

As promised here is my second card I designed using Nevermore and some of the fun Halloween stamp sets.  This card is part of my September Card Workshop, which will be Monday September 28th.

Nevermore ~ Halloween ~ Tasty Terror ~ CatScrapbooking.comI used the cute Tasty Terrors D1669 stamp set.

Here is the full list of supplies used to crate this card:

Happy Crafting!

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Nevermore ~ Halloween Card part 1

Are you ready for some more Halloween inspirations??  I am having so much fun with all the new Halloween papers, stamps and accessories!  I designed two new cards as part of my September Card Workshop.  Here is my first card:

Nevermore #ctmhnevermore~ Frightfully Fun ~ Halloween ~ CatScrapbooking.com For this card I cut the filmstrip is from Artbooking Cricut Cartridge and used the Frightfully Fun stamp set. Here is the full list of items used:

Stay tuned as I will be posting the second Halloween card tomorrow.

Happy Crafting!

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