Color Dare #362 ~ Fall Mood Board

Welcome to another week of Color Dare!  We have another great Inspiration Photo – FALL. Pick colors that you see in the photo and BLACK and WHITE are free but NO other neutrals!

This photo screams of fall colors for me. Here is what I came up with.

For this card I used the Hawthorn Paper Pack, Seasonal Mix In, with French Vanilla, Evergreen, and Sangria Cardstock. I used the Some Kind of Wonderful stamp set and thin cuts. I used the Rose Gold Loose Sequins which are still available. And of course it had to be a shaker!

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

Happy Crafting!

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Technique Hop – Pocket Power!

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are focusing on Pockets… Close to My Heart has a wide variety of pockets protectors, flip flaps and our Stories by Stacy.  I love flip flaps as they are an easy way to add more photos to a layout.  I also love the Pocket Plus protectors as they enable you to add more photos.  There are around 8 of us participating in the Pocket Power Hop.  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 KATY TAYLOR’S Blog, you are on the right track!

I decided to focus on Flip Flaps but with a twist.  I used a 4×6 flip flap to make a shaker card.

I started by random stamping the White Daisy cardstock.  I used Pixie, Lemon, Emerald, Bluebird, Carolina, and Thistle.

I used a post-it note to mask off the balloons as I stamped.  The balloons are from Party Balloons Stamp Set.

After stamping I cut the letters and decided the 4×6 flip flap would work best. I used Thin Cut Block Alphabet to cut the happy.

I trimmed the flip flap and then used foam tape around the perimeter of the flip flap.  Added some of the Crafty Loose sequins.  I decided to use Thistle behind the flip flap to add a bit more color. The birthday is also from the Party Balloons Stamp Set and was stamped on Carolina cardstock.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Baby Shaker Cards

Don’t you just love the Georgie paper pack?? I know its obvious use is for baby theme projects.  I have had fun using it for other uses but decided it was time to work on baby items.  I needed some baby cards since I know a few mamas to be. I though it would be fun to make shaker cards.

Hello Baby ~ Georgie ~ Baby Shaker Card ~

Hello Baby ~ Georgie Shaker Card ~ Baby Card ~

Welcome Baby ~ Georgie ~ Elephants ~ Baby card ~ Shaker Card ~

Welcome Baby Card ~ Special Delivery ~ Georgie ~ Shaker Card ~ CatScrapbooking.comAren’t these fun!  I used a die that I have to make the circles (but don’t remember the brand).  I use craft foam as the spacer rather than foam tape.

Here is the list of  products used:

Happy Crafting!

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June SOTM ~ Ice Cream Dream

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring June’s stamp of the month ~Ice Cream Dream (S1506) a set of 7.

JuneBadgeIf you are coming here from the wonderfully talented WENDY COFFMAN’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 approximately 50 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

1909426_10206555217145409_3293653040187059854_oI adore this stamp set as it is fun and cheerful.  I have so many ideas for this stamp set mostly it involves kids (big and small) birthday cards.  I feel like most of the cards I create are geared to adults and I could really use some fun ones.  I have been seeing a lot of shaker cards being created on Pinterest, I have been inspired to give one ago.  I had used shakers on some scrapbook layouts about 10 years ago so it would be fun to do one on a card.   And to me this stamp set would be perfect!!

Ice Cream Dream ~ June 2015 SOTM ~ Shaker card ~ catscrapbooking.comFor this project I used the following products ~ Adventure Fundamental papers, Lagoon and White Daisy cardstock.  The “happy birthday” if from Joyful Birthday B1419.  I used my Shin Han markers to color in the adorable puppy.  I did use some metal dies to cut my circle but it could be done using a punch, Cricut or Silhouette.  I used foam sheets from a craft store to act as the spacer between the card base and the top.  I love CTMH sequins but I used some from my stash to float in the card.

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

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 ~



Seaside ~ My Creations Mini Kraft Album ~ pg 12 & 13 ~

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!



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