Heart 2 Heart ~ The Little Things

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge is a fun one. The little things can be anything that is important to you or makes you happy! We also have a brand new paper pack called Every Little Thing which is fun colorful paper pack. I decided to use the Picture My Life cards from the Every Little Thing to make some cards.

I used the PML cards with cardstock, the Every Little Thing papers and different embellishments.

With this card I used this months Stamp of the Month ~ Random Act of Cardness. I used Black Pigment ink and then heat embossed with Clear embossing powder. The butterfly if from Every Little Thing Velum. I used the Wisteria and Julep shimmer brushes to color the butterfly. Black cardstock was used as the base.

With this cards Sapphire was used as the base and Julep behind the bird. I used the beautiful velvet Julep ribbon and Julep Gems for accents.

I used Mint for the base. The bird is also from the Every Little Thing Velum. I used our new markers to color the bird. I used clear sequins from the Loose Silver Sequins. The Wisteria ribbon is also one of our new items.

I used Evergreen for the base. I stamped the Thanks from Say it in Style stamp set. I used the Black Pigment ink and then heat embossed with Clear embossing powder. For an extra touch I used the Wisteria ribbon and then went over the flowers with the Wisteria Shimmer brush.

Here I used a bit of the Every Little Thing paper pack. Used black cardstock along with the Wisteria ribbon and Julep Gems for accents.

With this card I used Wisteria as the base and then used a strip of one of the Every Little Thing paper pack. I added the Silver Embellishing Thread and a few Loose Silver Sequins.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until September 30th to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Picture My Life Blog Hop

Welcome to the Picture My Life Blog Hop!

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 our Picture My Life Cards.  What is Picture My Life? Well these are 4×6 and 2×3 inch cards that can be used for pocket style scrapbooking; however, they can also be used for a variety of projects.  I will use them as they are intended when I am adding flip flaps.  I will also use them on traditional scrapbook layouts as well.  But they can also be used to make cards and what ever else you can dream up.

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 so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

For my card I wanted to play with the Gimme Some Sugar papers and Stamp Set.  I then started flipping thru my stash of PML cards.  I stumbled on this PML Clear White Overlay with the “life is good” and knew it would be perfect.  I used it as on overlay over the pink checked PML card from Gimme Some Sugar paper pack.  I did trim both of those down so it would fit better on my card.

You can see in this photo the White PML Card better.  You can also see I used the Juniper twine from the Whimsy Ribbon Pack.  For a final touch I added two grey gems.  This card was based off pattern 17 in the Make it from your Heart Volume 4.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Hello Lovely Card

I really love the PML cards that come with our pattern paper!  Sometimes you need to make a card quickly and these can really come to the rescue!! Here is a card that I put together using the Hello Lovely paper pack.

The glitter accents are from the My Girl Complements. I used Sorbet and Colonial White Cardstock to make this card.

Happy Crafting!

Everything ABC Blog Hop ~ Letter P

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

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

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from LAUREN MOORE’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 decided to use PICTURE My Life cards as my “P” as I have really enjoyed using them to create fast cards.  I also used my watercolor PENCILS to color the cute giraffe.  And for my base color I used a PEACH/PINK color which is actually the reverse side of the gold flower paper form Happy Times PAPER PACK.

Everything ABC -P ~ PML Cards ~ Peach ~CatScrapbooking.comSo the list of products used for this PROJECT are:

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:

Catherine Nowak ~ You are here

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Layout #28 ~ Magical CTMH Convention

I realized I jumped to gun with my numbering last week and that should have been #27, so now I am on #28 :-).  Since I am still in that Convention mode and the Magical papers work well for Disney (as well as other layouts) I would get another Convention 2014 layout completed.

Magical Layout ~ Convention 2014 ~ CatScrapbooking.comFor this layout I used a bit of the papers but also three of the PML Cards which are include in the paper pack.  I also used the exclusive Convention 2014 stamp set on my layout.  It is so fun reminiscing about my first convention.

Happy Crafting!

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Stampers with Attitude Blog Hop ~ Picture My Life

Welcome to the Stampers with Attitude Blog Hop!! The Stampers with Attitude is the team lead by Kimberly Moss. This month the Stampers with Attitude are going to be showcasing art work featuring Picture My Life (PML). Just in case you are not familiar with Picture My Life, it is a scrapbooking program, meant for quick and beautiful memory-keeping. This program comes in many themes, all based on the gorgeous designs of some of our most popular paper packets. You can also find for a limited time some of the new seasonal inspirations paper packs.

If you are just hopping here from DENISE ELLIOTT’S Blog then you are in the right spot. 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 consultant at the end of my blog.

I chose SEASIDE as my PML to work with of my project. I have also been wanting to try to design a mini album using the new My Creations Mini Kraft Album. The My Creations Mini Albums work perfectly with the PML cards as it has 10 mini page protectors which hold either one 4×6 or two 3×4 PML cards or photos. This year my husband and I are celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary and are taking our first vacation away from our son. I am scared and excited all at the same time. We are going to a beach resort so I figured this would be perfect to preserve our vacation. I just love getting away to waterfront locations, so much so that I’m seriously considering moving to somewhere like this for rent house barrie north.

Seaside ~ My Creations Mini Kraft Album ~ Cover ~ catscrapbooking.comOn the cover I used two Seaside PML card which are backed in Glacier and Desert Sand. I also used my Artbooking Cartridge for the waves using Lagoon and Glacier. The waves are featured on page ?? of the Artbooking Cartridge booklet. I have to admit I was elated when my preview items from the Seasonal Expressions 2 arrived yesterday. As I was struggling what to do with the cover since I knew I needed a ribbon or twine which would work with the colors on my cover and nothing in my stash quite worked. So I am offering up a sneak-peek at the NEW GLACIER EXTRA THICK TWINE Z3039 (which will be available April 1st 2015 in the Seasonal Expressions Two)

Seaside ~ My Creations Mini Kraft Album ~ pg1~ catscrapbooking.comHere is your other sneak-peek ~ the sequins used her are from the new Oceanside collection.

Seaside ~ My Creations Mini Kraft Album ~ pg 8&9 ~ catscrapbooking.com



Seaside ~ My Creations Mini Kraft Album ~ pg 12 & 13 ~ catscrapbooking.com

I colored the White Enamel Stars to coordinate better. The stars on the right I used the Pastel Peach marker which gave them an off white color to match the Colonial White cardstock. These are just a few more photos of my album. As you can see I enhanced the PML cards with numerous embellishments. I added photo mats and doodled around the edges. So now once I come home from our trip all I have to do is add the journaling and photos and I have a fabulous souvenir from our trip.

Here is a full list of supplies used:

  • Picture My Life ~ Seaside A-La-Carte Z3063
  • Cardstock ~ Glacier, Lagoon, Kraft, and Colonial White
  • Sequins ~ Gold Z2012 and Oceanside Z3041 (new available April 1st)
  • Bling Gem Assortment Z2023
  • Enamel Stars Z2010
  • Junebug Puffies Z3038
  • Chalk It Up Assortment Z3009
  • Pathfinding Assortment Z3012
  • Glacier Extra Thick Twine Z3039 (new available April 1st)
  • ShinHan Twin Touch Markers ~ Pastel Peach Z2460 and Turquoise Blue Z2465

Now hop on over to MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog and see what wonderful creation she has for you today. If you get lost along the way here is the full list of participants.

  1. Catherine Nowak <--- You are here
  2. Melissa Robinson
  3. Sheila Bennett
  4. Belinda McLane
  5. Jen Patrick
  6. Christy Geyer
  7. Denise Elliott

Happy Crafting!



More PML Christmas Cards

Well I did it!!! I finish making all 120 of my Christmas cards and they a in the mail!!  I can now just focus on the baking and cooking!  Since I shared the Picture My Life cards I made using the 4X6 cards already which you can find here.  I thought I would show you some of the ones I used creating the 3X4 cards.

3x4 PML cards ~ Pear & Partridge ~ catscrapbooking.com

It was so fun and easy to make these awesome cards.  I used embossing folders, ribbon, cardstock and embellishments. I has some of the Pear & Partridge paper pack so I was able to incorporate that into the cards.  I also have TONS of ribbon an in my stash I found several which would work with these cards.  Then a little shimmer trim, sequins and gems and presto fun festive holiday cards.

Here is a close up of one of the cards I designed using one of the new embossing folders ~ Scalloped. Plus I used our new white shimmer trim and one of my Shin Han markers and now I have green shimmer trim.

Happy Holidays ~ PML

Happy Holidays and Happy Crafting!


PML ~ Picture Perfection


During the month of August, when you purchase any of the 13 available Picture My Life™ scrapbooking programs featured in the 2014–2015 Annual Inspirations idea book at their full retail price of $24.95, you are eligible to add your choice of 1 of 8 qualifying Memory Protectors™ 10-packs for just $3! Each Picture My Life scrapbooking program already includes a coordinating 10-pack of Memory Protectors, so when you add your additional 10-pack for only $3 you will be well on your way to your own picture-perfect pocket scrapbooking adventure!

Now is a great time to check out Close to My Hearts Picture My Life program.  Not familiar with Picture My Life, well this is Close to My Hearts version of Project Life.  It is a faster way to scrapbook and preserve your memories.  All you need is a corner rounder, journaling pen, photos and the PML cards you can complete a full scrapbook in no time.  With each PML kit you will receive the following:

44 – 4″ × 6″ Cards (2 each of 22 designs)
78 – 3″ × 4″ Cards (3 each of 26 designs)
1 – 12″ × 12″ Designed Cover Sheet
10 – 12″ × 12″ Memory Protectors™(various designs)

As you can see you get way more PML cards than would fit into the initial 10 memory protectors.  What makes this deal so great is you will get to choose the additional pack you want.  Here are most of the Memory Protectors which are eligible for this promotion.

Memory Protectors for PML

If you have any questions about the Picture My Life system or this special offer please contact me.

Happy Crafting!


ABC’s Blog Hop ~ P

ABC's Blog Hop

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter “P”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “P” 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 arrived from LINDA’S BLOG then you are on the right track.

I have heard of consultants using Picture My Life cards for things other than for PLM scrapbooking, but I was blown away when I went to convention as saw some of the awesome artwork some of the presenters created using PML cards I knew I had to give it a try.  I have a lot going on in my life so I really needed a prompt way to create my artwork as I am down to the last minute getting my artwork complete.  Well using PML cards was a perfect solution, I used the Later Sk8r Picture My Life Z1945.

Later Sk8r PML card - you rock my world

For this card I did a little fussy cutting to pop the “you rock my world” part and backed it in our new Teal Glitter paper Z1991 and used the thin 3D foam tape to give it a little dimension.  I used the chevron embossing folder Z1925 on the Pear card base and distressed with a sanding block. To add a little bling I also used the Green and Blue Epoxy Bubble Z1806.

Later Sk8r PML card - WOW

For this card I used Lagoon and Outdoor Denim.  I aded a little pop with white pen hand sketched line and some Aqua Dots Z1853.  I also used Lagoon wash tape which has been retired now.

Now hop on over to TRACEY PIERCE ~ PAPERCRAFTING PRINCESS and see what she has crated for you.

If you should get lost along the way the full list of participant is listed on LINDA’S BLOG.

Happy Crafting!


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