Stampers with Attitude ~ Spring has Sprung

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 with the theme Spring has Sprung!

If you are just hopping here from AGGIE PETERS 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 know this time of year everyone gets so excited when warmer weather rolls around.  Particularly in some areas where this winter has been a rough one.   We have been having some really beautiful weather particularly on our weekends.  I have fallen in love (head over heals) with the new Blossom Paper Pack which is featured in the Seasonal Expressions 2 which was just released.  I have already created 5 layouts using this AWESOME paper pack (which you can find here & here).  I decided to create yet another, this time for my Shadow Box which I use to showcase the seasons.  I needed one for spring.  I knew with this past weekend being Easter I knew we would have an opportunity to take a family photo which I would feature in this layout.

Spring ~ Shadow Box ~ Blossom ~ Wavy Blooms ~ I have really been loving the Wavy Blooms stamp set and so it was perfect for this layout.  I used a blender pen to crate the soft colors on the flowers.

Spring ~  Blossom ~ Wavy Blooms ~ catscrapbooking.comI used my Cricut to make several of the cuts for this layout.  The circle is a design from my cricut subscription.  The large Pear banner and the “Spring” are from the Artiste cartridge.

Here is a list of supplies used for this project.

Now hop on over to SHEILA BENNETT’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.

Here is the full list of participants:

  1. Catherine Nowak <— You are here
  2. Sheila Bennett
  3. Melissa Robinson
  4. Belinda McLane
  5. Denise Elliott
  6. Wendy Taylor
  7. Kimberly Moss
  8. Melinda Everitt
  9. Jen Patrick
  10.  Aggie Peters

Happy Crafting!


Color Dare #125 ~ Snowhaven

This week on Color My Heart we are featuring a new challenge Color Dare #125, which features Cranberry, Glacier, White Daisy, Black and Whisper.  All of these colors are found in the Snowhaven paper pack which I adore!!

Please note we have changed the challenges this year and have added neutrals to the color combinations this year. This means you may not add random neutral colors to your projects. You must use ONLY the colors specified. However, we will allow black and white, unless otherwise specified.

Color Dare #125


I have been needing to change out the shadow box from which I have hanging in our house.  I had designed one for autumn but needed to do one for winter.  So I finally made it a priority since I finished with my christmas cards.  I really love the Snowhaven paper pack and can’t wait to design more layouts.  I have been designing my shadow box inserts so they can be changed out with the seasons using the hook and loop dots, which are just mini velcro dot which are prefect for attaching your artwork. I also design the photo frame so that it is more of a pocket and the photos can be changed out each year.

Just Chillin Snowhaven ~ catscrapbooking.comFor this layout I used my Artbooking cartridge to cut out the Just Chillin’ and snowflakes.  They can be found on pg 76 of the Artbooking booklet.  I was very lucky to receive a Cricut Expolore for Christmas from my husband and I have to say I am really liking this machine.  My expression would not always act normal when I used CCR on my Mac and it would get very frustrating.  The Explore has been way to learn and great for when you want to look at layered items.  I guess it was easy for me to catch on since it is more similar to my Silhouette.  I prefer to work on my cut files on my computer because that is what I have been doing with my Silhouette for years.  To add a little more shimmer I added a little Crystal Stickles to my White Daisy snowflakes along with some bling.

Supplies used:

  • Paper Pack ~ Snowhaven X7188B
  • Cardstock ~ Cranberry & White Daisy
  • Embellishments ~ Sparkle Clear Assortment Z1752, Pink Glitter Gems Z1807 & Stickles
  • Shimmer Trim ~ White Z3024
  • Complements ~ Snowhaven X7188C

We would love for you to play along this week.  Just go to Color My Heart blog and link up your design.

Happy Crafting!



SOTM New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the New Product Blog Hop!

SOTM New Product Blog Hop

Today you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop, but today we are featuring new product from the awesome new Annual Inspirations Idea Book.

If you are coming here from SHEILA BENNETT’s 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 54 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

My inspiration is from Lisa Stenz and her fabulous framed artwork from Operation Smiles.  She showcased her artwork at Convention and I knew I wanted to create something similar.  This is my take on the Giving Thanks Frame.Pathfinding tree with photo

For this project I used the following products:

  • Pathfinding Paper pack X7186B
  • Pathfinding Complements X7186C
  • Design Decor Shadow Box Z2015
  • Cardstock ~ Barn Red, Olive, Chocolate, and Autumn Terricotta
  • Artbooking Cartridge  ~ to cut the photo frame
  • Art Philosophy Cartrige ~ Leafs
  • Silhouette ~ to cut the log and tree
  • Woodgrain Embossing Folder Z1996
  • 3-D Foam Tape Z1151
  • Thin 3-D Foam Tape Z2060
  • Bonding Memories Glue Z553

What I love about this new shadow box is it  holds a full 12 X 12 and the lid lift up for easily placement of your artwork.  Now be sure to hop on over to JOY MCHARGUE Blog and see what she has designed.

Happy Crafting!







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