Everything ABC’s Blog Hop ~O


Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!!

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

If you have come from Janna Gray – The Creative Princess blog then you’re on the right track!

O is for Over-spray and Outdoor Denim.

ProPlayer birthday card Open House Workshop

I designed this card using re-inkers mixed with a little alcohol (as it dries a bit faster) mixed in our spray pens.  I then sprayed the Outdoor Denim and Slate onto Daisy white cardstock.  To create the darker over-spray I took the spray pen apart and gently shook the stem part onto the card.

Supplies used:

  • Spray Pens Z1380
  • ProPlayer Paper Pack X7172B
  • Outdoor Denim re-inker Z2240
  • Slate re-inker Z2273
  • Grey Wool Bakers twine Z1701
  • Just a Number Stamp Set D1514
  • ProPlayer WOTG Stamp Set G1067
  • Whisper CardStock X5929
  • Whisper Ink Pad Z2172
  • Ruby Ink Pad Z2170
  • Outdoor Denim Ink Pad  Z2140

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is  Traci Williams ~ Paper Crafting 101 Blog and see what she has created.

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way 🙂

  1. Traci Williams ~ Paper Crafting 101
  2. Shalana Glass ~ Scrappin with Shalana
  3. Theodora~ Celebrate Crafts
  4. Linda Norman – Scrappy Therapy
  5. Shelly Nemitz – Just One Piece
  6. Janna Gray – The Creative Princess
  7. Catherine Nowak ~ Cat’s Scrapbooking


Stampers with Attitude Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop!  The blogger in front of me is Melinda Everitt.   The Stampers with an Attitude are all excited to show you a little Art with an Attitude, so here we go…..

In March CTMH put out a wonderful video showing how to create a mini album.  I have been wanting to try one myself,  so I finally embarked on it.  The album I am creating is a little gift for my son’s godparents.   What I love about this album is the fact you can use all different papers.   For this album I used papers from the following collections Dream Pop, Later Sk8r, Avonlea, Stella, Dotty for you, and Footloose along with cardstock.  Although I wanted to show off the entire album I have only selected a few photos.

Mini Album- Gavin CoverFor the cover I used mostly the Later Sk8r paper with Outdoor denim.  I used the dimensional banners with blue epoxy bubbles.

Gavin mini album pg1

For this page you can see the great textured cardstock from the Dream Pop paper along wit one of the prints.   I love the Zoology stamp set and use it for my accents.

Gavin mini album pg4

For this page I used the adorable Bugs & Hugs stamp set.
Gavin mini album pg5

This page used retired papers but the blended so well with the color I was using for this album. It is paper form Stella and Footloose.  I also use the Footloose WOTG stamp set.Gavin mini album pg6

I did use solid cardstock on a couple of the pages to break up the patterns. On this layout I used Pear to complement the Later Sk8r paper. I used the Look Who’s stamp set.Gavin Mini album pg7

For the center of the album I liked the concept of creating a envelope, I will use this to include additional journaling.Gavin mini album pg9I really enjoyed creating this album and I hope you will try one too.  It was really easy to create and so much fun to mix up all the different pattern papers from retired and current papers.

The next blogger on the hop is Denise Elliott.  Be sure to check out what awesome things they have created!!

Here is a list of all the bloggers who are participating:

  1. Angela Garcia ~ http://angelascraftcloset.blogspot.com/
  2. Melissa Robinson ~ http://mlisrobinson.blogspot.com
  3. Amber La Mons~  www.scrapperstherapy.blogspot.com
  4. Melinda Everitt ~ http://www.ifyoublingit.blogspot.com
  5. Cat Nowak ~ https://catscrapbooking.com/   <– you are here
  6. Denise Elliott ~ http://inspiredbyctmh.blogspot.com
  7. LaJeania Hicks ~http://scraptilyoudrop.blogspot.com
  8. Karen Morris ~www.AwesomeScrapbooks.blogspot.com
  9. Sandra VanWoerden ~ http://ohmyscraps2u.blogspot.com
  10. Sheila Bennett ~ http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com
  11. Pamela O’Connor ~ http://reflectionsofmyartandsoul.com/blog
  12. Jen Patrick ~ http://roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com

Later Sk8r Layout

As I mentioned on the Roxybond Scrappers blog hop, I really love the Later Sk8r paper pack and all the accessories.  It may be due to the fact I have a little boy and love to scrapbook him.  I designed the following layout which was inspired by the layout shown in the Spring/Summer 2013 catalog on page 47.  I love all the gears and the way the paper was cut on the layout.  I really had a fun time creating this layout and was very happy with the way it turned out.

Gavin's Later Sk8r layout 7 - Version 2

I used my Silhouette to cut the paper, title and all the gears.  I was even able to design the gears so they would fit with the In Gear stamp set. For this project I used the following CTMH product:

  • Later Sk8r Paper Pack (X7167B)
  • Slate Card Stock
  • Outdoor Denim Card Stock
  • Lagoon Card Stock
  • Pear Card Stock
  • Daisy White Card Stock
  • Fast and Furious Stamp Set (d1541)
  • In Gear Stamp Set (B1415)
  • Later Sk8r Workshop On the Go Stamp Set
  • Later Sk8r Assortment (z1810)
  • Green &  Blue Epoxy Bubbles (z1806)
  • Slate Ink
  • Lagoon Ink
  • Outdoor Denim Ink
  • Black Embossing Powder
  • Clear Embossing Powder

Gavin's Later Sk8r layout 8 - Version 2

Gavin's Later Sk8r layout 10 - Version 2

I am looking forward to what other cool layouts and cards I can design using these papers, inks and stamp sets.



Side Step Card

There are so many really neat cards designs out there.  I recently stumbled on the side step card design and knew I needed to try one. So with my husbands birthday coming (actually to day), I figure this would be the perfect opportunity.  Here is my interpretation of the side step card.

Mike's Birthday Card 13 - Version 2


I thought this type of card would be something my husband could put on his desk.  So I wanted to make sure to include a photo.  The original side step card design I saw started with an 8 1/2″ by 5 1/2 ” base but I wanted it to be a bit bigger.  So I redesigned it using an 11″ x 7 ‘ base, that way it would accommodate a 3″ x 4″ photo. The base is outdoor denim card stock by CTMH. I then used Basic Grey – Oliver collection for the pattern paper and embellishments.  I did use an aqua blue and deep red card stock which matches the Oliver collection.  I used my Silhouette to cut out the large gear. Then using CTMH Perfect Fit Birthday stamp set, I slightly curved the stamps and used Barn Red CTMH ink. I wanted to be able to put a note to wish a happy birthday so I made a pocket to accommodate a tag using Daisy white card stock.

Mike's Birthday Card 14 - Version 2



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