March/April Catalog New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the New Product Blog Hop for the March – April Idea Book.

Today 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 using products from the new March-April Idea Book. I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from MELINDA EVERITT’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 20 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I decided to use the super cute cookoo clock stamp set called Around the Clock stamp set. I used the coordinating Card Front Spinner Thin Cuts. I used the Love of Color book to help me pick my colors. I started with Sweet Leaf and added Peacock, Saffron, Linen and Mink. I wanted to make this a birthday card and love the sentiment “a little birdie told me” and wanted it’s your birthday. So I used my computer and typed what I wanted then ran some linen cardstock through my printer and cut it to the size I wanted. I added a couple of gold gems.

Here is a quick video to show you the card.

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

Happy Crafting!


Mountain Bike Birthday Card

So tomorrow is my husband’s birthday and I have been laid out with the crud for four days. I totally forgot to get the ingredients at the store when I when on Monday since that is when I started to crash. Thankfully I spent a bit of time on Sunday to make his birthday card!!

My husband loves to Mountain Bike so I wanted to design a card around his passion. I had this idea to make it a slider style card and then realized as I was cutting the pieces it may be hard with the bike tires being open. So I added the brown circle to the front tire to help make it move. I cut the trees and mountains using my Cricut.

The quote is perfect for him and is from a retired stamp set. I sponged the background with Bluebird, then spritzed with Close to My Heart’s stamp cleaner. I am excited to give this card to him and hope that I will be back in the land of the living again soon.

Happy Crafting!

Everything ABC’s ~ Letter K

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

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

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from DARLYS RECKER’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 really wanted to do a layout from the Kite Festival that occurs every April here in Arvada; however, I realized I have not printed those photos :-(.  So I decided to create another interactive card like I did for the letter I which you can see HERE.

ABCs K ~ Kite Card ~ Calypso ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is what it looks like when it spins a bit.

ABCs K ~ Kite Card 2 ~ Calypso ~ CatScrapbooking.comTo create this card I used the following procucts:

  • Calypso paper pack X7210B
  • Cardstock ~ Lagoon and White Daisy
  • Stamp Set ~  Windy Day D1579 (retired)
  • Inks ~ Pear and Lagoon
  • Aqua Dots Z1853
  • Cricut ~ Artistry Kite #M4128AE
  • Cricle Dies (I believe is Lawn Fawn)
  • Craft Foam

Now it is time to hop on over to JENIFER BENNER’S BLOG and see what she has created for you today.

Here is the full list of participants:

  1. Catherine Nowak ~You are here

Happy Crafting!

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Everything ABC’s ~ Letter I

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

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

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from DARYLS RECKER’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.

For my “I” design I chose INTERACTIVE card,INK and IMPROVISE.  I love penny slider cards and I have seen some of the ones on Pinterest with the circle.  So I decided it was time to step up.

interactive card ~ Rocket ~ penny sider ~ Outta this world ~ CatScrapbooking.comFor this card I used a nesting circle dies. to cut the circles. Then when I assembled the cardI realized my rocket would not cover the penny so I had to improvise.  I took a 3/4″ circle and inked it to match the background.  To create the background I started by stamping the stars with Versamark and used white embossing powder.  I the started with Crystal Blue ink, then applied Sapphire.  I then added a little bit of Black ink.

Here is the full list of supplies used:

  • White Cardstock and Watercolor papers
  • Ink ~ Crystal Blue, Sapphire, Black, Versamark, Momento, Goldrush pigment, Honey pigment and Ruby pigment
  • Watercolor Paints
  • Craft Foam
  • Stamp Sets ~ Outta This World C1523, Doodle Design A1170, and To The Moon B1507

Now it is time to hop on over to WENDY KESSLER’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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