Apron Cards

I started on a new adventure two months ago.  I was introduce or should I say reintroduced to Wildtree earlier this year.  We have been so blown away by the meals we have been preparing and I knew I needed to sign up.  It has been an exciting journey helping people find new, healthy and simple dinner solutions.  I love the fact that Wildtree is an all-natural and certified Organic company that offers a wide variety of herbs, spices, marinades, dressings, soups, breads and more.  I decided to design some thank you cards for my customers.

Jubilee apron Card ~ Grilling card ~ CatScrapbooking.com

This on is was designed using a retired paper pack Jubilee.

Wildtree thank you notes ~ Apron Card ~ Penelope ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis one was designed using Penelope which was also recently retired. The cut file is an SVG file I found on the Silhouette store. I love these cards and they are perfect for my new business.  Please let me know if you would like more information about Wildtree and if I can help you with your meal time dilemmas.

Happy Crafting!

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My Layout Challenge #11

I have had these photos for a while but I was struggling with what papers to use…. then it came to me, Penelope and Cranberry Fundamental!  Perfect solution.  Well with out further delay here is my next layout for my personal challenge.

Penelope ~ train layout ~ Layout #11 ~ fundamentals ~ CatScrapbooking.comI had fun putting this one together and it got the “that’s cool mom” from Gavin.

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Happy Crafting!

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Fireman Birthday Party

My son’s fourth birthday party was a huge success!!! It could not have worked our any better than it did, and most importantly he LOVED it.   He had about 11 friends plus a few siblings and the Arvada Fire Station number 7 send over a pumper engine so when the kids arrived they were greeted by three awesome fire fighters!!! I created a few games which I saw on Pinterest and my son even helped with them.

First game was Flame Bean Bag Toss:

Bean Bag Flame Toss ~ Fireman Birthday ~ catscrapbooking.com

To make this game I used a 20″X30″ sheet of foam core board. Cut three circles then painted with acrylic paint.  I made the bean bags with some gingham fabric and filled with small white beans.

Fire Hydrant Ring Toss ~ Fireman Birthday ~ Catscrapbooking.comI created the fire hydrant ring toss by taking a large oatmeal container as the main base.  The top is a bowl I purchased as a set at the dollar store.  The two arms are toilet paper rolls which were cut in half.  the fronts are spools from ribbons with bottle tops from waters.  The top of the fire hydrant is a spool on the right and a top to a vitamin container on left. I then spay painted the whole thing in red. I used foam insulation from the hardware store to make the rings.Fire Truck Races ~ Fireman Birthday ~ CatScrapbooking.comI created two fire trucks from boxes I picked up at Costco.  The only issue was I had to close in one of the sides.  I then spray painted them red.  The tires and head lights are plates. The siren lights are cups.  The ladder and windshield are poster board.  I used a bit of ribbon to work as a strap enabling them to wear the fire trucks.Fire Truck ~ Fireman Birthday ~ CatScrapbooking.com

Here is the birthday boy having fun playing in the fire truck.

Fire Truck Birthday Cake ~ Fireman Birthday ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is the cake I created based off a Betty Crocker tutorial.  I also made cupcakes and swirled the frosting in yellow, orange and red to look like flames.

Fireman Thank you gifts ~ catscrapbooking.com

These were the treat bags for the kids. The fire fighter tag was cut using a SVG with my Silhouette.  I designed two last cards to go along with this party one was for my son on his birthday and the others are thank you cards for all the gifts.

Fire Truck ~ 4th birthday ~ catscrapbooking.comFireman Thank you ~ 4th birthday ~ catscrapbooking.comThese were also designed using SVG files with my Silhouette.  The stamp set is Finding the Words D1646.

Happy Crafting!

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Moving Cards

As you have likely heard by now my family has relocated.  I am still trying to remember all the things that need an address change and there are always tons. I am one of those people who try to send out change of address cards to family and friends.  We have moved three times in the last 9 years and I have actually designed my cards for each move.  The past two moves the cards have been very simple but this last time I now consider myself a card maker so it was a bit more complex.  I used my Silhouette to cut out some cute houses which had four different cuts.  So this project ended up taking a bit longer than I had originally intended.

Moving Cards_Frosted ~ Catscrapbooking.comI decided on the Frosted paper pack (retired) as it provides a really great background paper.  I designed three styles with the three different patterns of the B&T paper.  I also used different twine depending on what I had on and.  I was quite pleased with the outcome.

Happy Crafting!



Lollydoodle Easter

I really can not believe Easter is just a little over three weeks away.   When I was looking through the paper packs, Lollydoodle just called out to me for an Easter layout.  I just love all the bright colors and fun patterns.  Here is what I came up with.

Easter Layout

I used my Silhouette to cut all the designs most I had to modify to fit my needs.  Here is a close up of the title.

Easter Layout_title close up with frame

I used this layout for my 2013 Easter photos.  I actually had more photos then the layout shows so I incorporated two flip flaps.  One is a 4×4 flip flap and the other is a 4×6 flip flap.  Unfortunately I have not mastered photographing layouts in the page protectors,  I cannot eliminate the glare.  I apologize for the not so great photos but you will get the idea.

Easter Layout_with photos framed

Easter Layout_with flip flaps framed

Happy Crafting!


Too Cute to Spook

Are you in the Halloween spirit yet?  As I have mentioned before I love this time of year and our house in in full Halloween spirit.  Yes I am one of those people who you probably think is a bit crazy… Well you may be correct, but it is just so fun and there is so much cool festive things out there to tempt me when I go out shopping.

Well I am going to share with you another Halloween layout I designed.  I decided to try something a little different.  Normally when I scrapbook I have my photos in hand.  Lately I have been running into road blocks when I am trying to put my layout together.  The most common issue is when I have found a cool layout for inspiration but I can’t make my 4×6 photos work.  I love using the CTMH How to Patterns, sketches online, and magazines for inspiration.   Generally the way I go about scrapbooking is I select the photos I wish to scrapbook and star them in Photoshop (I use this to edit and organize my photos).  I will then edit them fixing red eyes, cropping, lightening or adjusting color if needed.  I will then have them printed mostly in 4×6 but occasionally 5×7 and 8×10.

I had an idea in mind for a layout and found a sketch from PageMaps which would work well.  The layout incorporated some odd sized photos (5.5×4, 2.75×4 etc).  I have never been opposed to using photos in other sizes but it is hard to get them out of a 4×6 photo.  So this time I thought I would use Studio J using the No Limits layout to size my photographs.  I uploaded the edited photos into Studio J.   I confirmed my photos would work in the dimensions that were shown in the layout.  I cut some scrap white paper to act as place holders for my photos so I could get busy designing my layout.

This process worked really well – see for your self:

Too Cute to Spook Layout

I used Laughing Lola paper pack and had one sheet of  Bazzill cardstock which I used in conjunction with the Laughing Lola purple, Lagoon, Laughing Lola gold, Gypsy, white and black cardstock.  All the creatures were cut using my Silhouette.  I then used Washi tape and the Washi Wonder stamp set as accents. I was able to get the journaling done and now all I need to do is drop the photos in when they arrive.

Too Cute to Spook Layout_leftToo Cute to Spook Layout_right

Stay tuned for a couple more layouts done this way. Until then happy crafting!

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Birthday Invitations

My son will be turning two next month and he just loves trucks.  So we decided to throw a construction theme party.  I went to Pinterest for ideas and where to start.  The invitations is where I started.  A penny slider card would be the perfect for the invitation.  So I put my Silhouette to work and designed this invitation.  I created the logo of Gavin’s Construction company and will be using it on several of the decorations.  I used Close to my heart cardstock – Saddle, Honey, Black, Sky, Slate and Daisy White. The only stamping was the clouds and for this I used the Chantilly Scrapbook WOTG.

Gavin's Invitations

Stay tuned for more truck themed designs….

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Father’s Day Card

I was inspired by a side step card I saw on Pinterest after last year’s father’s day. I knew it was a card I needed to emulate.

Fathers day card 3 - Version 2

Fathers day card 1 - Version 2

For this card I used my Silhouette to cut the tools.  I used the Perfect Fit – Dad stamp set for the sentiment. I know my dad who is a true DIY guy is gong to be thrilled with this card.


CTMH – Roxybond Scrappers Team Blog Hop – Chantilly

Welcome to Roxybond Scrappers Team Blog Hop!!

Roxybonds Scrappers

We are featuring some of the new product lines from the Spring/Summer 2013 catalog.  This month we are showcasing the Chantilly paper line.

If you have come from Jen’s blog then you are on the right path. Your next stop with be Tess’s Blog.  This paper pack is so bright and colorful!  It has been fun and easy to create with this paper pack.  For this blog hop I created a layout and some cards.

Finished page kit 2 - Version 2

For this layout I used the Chantilly paper pack, Twilight, Sweat Leaf, Buttercup, Cotton Candy and Daisy White Cardstock.  I also used the Pink Glitter Gems and the Chantilly WOTG stamp set.  The inks I used were Twilight, Buttercup and Cotton Candy.

Happy thoughts Card 4 - Version 2

For this card I used my Silhouette to actually cut the shape of the leafs and flower – no more fussy cutting here!!!  I used the Happy Thoughts stamp set with Cotton Candy and Sweet leaf inks.  I then went back over the flower with Stickles to give the glitter look. I also used and embossing folder to emboss the Cotton Candy cardstock. I am becoming addicted (just like everything else with paper crafts)  to Washi tape  which is what I used to in the middle of the card.

Chantilly Iris Fold card 1 - Version 2

Iris fold cards are so much fun and such a neat way to bring color to a design.  I used my Silhouette to cut the dragonfly then used Chantilly paper strips along with another pink scrap I had to make the wings. The sentiment was stamped in Cotton Candy using For Every Occasion stamp set.

Chantilly Happy Birthday 4 - Version 3

I have to admit Pinterest is a great place to find inspiration and ever scrap-lift. I was always told that scrap-lifting is the best form of flattery.  Well I took my inspiration from a card that was made by Christine Adams.  I used Pear, Twighlight, Cotton Candy and Daisy White Cardstock.  To cut the Cotton Candy scalloped circles, I used a Spellbinders die.  I used my 1 1/4″ circle punch for the circles and then used the Chantilly WOTG and Perfect Fit- Birthday stamp sets.

I hope you enjoyed these creations and if you need to pick you any supplies you can find most of them on here on my CTMH website. Now hop on over to Tess blog and check out her wonderful creations!!

Jen Patrick: http://roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com

Cat Nowak: http://catscrabooking.wordpress.com/  <—- You are here

Tess: www.sassycricutcrafting.com

Emma: www.lillypadcrafts.blogspot.com

Karen: http://karenskraftycreations.blogspot.com/

Amber: www.scrapperstherapy.blogspot.com

Keeley: http://keeleyskreations.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.



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