ABC’s Blog Hop ~ M

Welcome to the Everything ABC’S Blog Hop!

ABC's Blog Hop

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

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from DARLYS RECKER’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 on Linda’s blog HERE.

I wanted to get back into working on my layouts so I looked through the ones I have ready to scrapbook and see if any would work for the letter “M” .  I realized I had photos from our trip to McCALL, ID from MARCH and I could use a M sized stamp set ~ Single Snowflake M1031 (retired).

Snowhaven ~ ACBs M ~ Snow layout ~ Snowflakes ~ catscrapbookingFor this layout I used Glacier for the base pages and Snowhaven for the pattern paper.  I used Snowhaven compliments with a little touch of red shimmer trim.  I stamped a couple of the Single Snowflakes and then used white embossing powder.  I also cut snowflakes using my Artbooking cartridge. I used whisper for some of the snowflakes but highlighted them with a white pen.

Snowhaven ~ snowflake detail ~ snow layout ~ catscrapbooking.comNow it is time to hop on over to SUE HOBACK’S Blog and see what she has designed for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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Snowhaven Fun

With the holidays over, I am finally feeling like I am getting back into crafting.  I think I have finally settled in to a routine now that we are settled and I have been able to compensating for Gavin giving up his naps (my craft time).  It has taken a while to figure out how and when I can craft.  Lets just say I have started off with a very productive bang and it feels fabulous.

I have been loving Snowhaven paper pack and could not wait to create a layout using it.  I designed this layout and will be able to show you the layout and then with photos.  If you are interested in this layout as a kit feel free to contact me and I will work up the cost for you.

Snow haven Layout ~

I have tons of snow photos which I need to scrapbook so this paper pack is perfect.  It can be used for other layouts but I really wanted to do a snow theme layout.

Snow haven Layout ~ catscrapbooking.comI added some additional texture to the final layout with Stickles.  It is hard to see from this photo but I did add some Clear Stickles to several of the snowflakes to make them pop a bit more.

Item used for these layouts:

  • Paper Pack ~ Snowhaven X7188B
  • Complements ~ Snowhaven X7188C
  • Bling ~ Clear Sparkle Assortment Z1752, Pink Glitter Gems Z1807
  • Shimmer Trim ~ White Z3024
  • Journaling pen

I can’t wait to plan my next project with Snowhaven…. Until then, 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!



ABC’s Blog Hop ~ A

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!  We have reset the alphabet and starting again from the letter A.  I am making it my personal goal to make it for every letter.  I missed two last year but not bad 🙂

ABC's Blog Hop

For this hop we will be featuring the letter “A”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “A” 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 came from Linda’s Blog then you are in the right place.

Now that all the decorations have come down the house feels a bit empty.  I decided I really like having a wreath on the inside of one of my doors and now it looks empty.  So why not make a wreath to take its place that has a winter feel since we are in below freezing temps here in Colorado.  I remember seeing the wonderful Snowhaven wreath featured on page 74 of the Annual Inspirations Idea Book and knew this would be perfect.  I used my new Cricut Explore and the Artiste cartridge to create the bow and rosettes.  I had a bit of a learning curve trying to find my Artiste images but once I learned about the codes I was all set!  So my “A” elements are Artiste and Snowhaven Assortment.

Snow haven Wreath ~ Artiste ~ Catscrapbooking.comI did make a few modifications from the one in the Idea Book, I only had one Snowhaven Assortment and Complement but they used two of each.  So I used some buttons from my stash to fill in as the centers of the rosettes.  I also decided to use the black pattern paper instead of just solid back cardstock.  I did back the bow in black cardstock so the busy pattern on the reverse would not distract from the elegance of the bow.  I cut three rosettes at one inch, seven at 1 1/2 inch and five at 2 inch.  The bow was cut at 2 1/4 inch and the tabs were at 3 inches.  The Artiste cuts can be found on pg 55 of the handbook.

Here are a couple closer photos of the details.

Close up Snowhaven Wreath ~

I did use some mat board that I had to create the circle to mount all the rosettes to.  You can not see it but it does provide a stable surface so the project can be hung.

Bow for Snowhaven Wreath ~


Supplies used:

  • Paper Pack ~ Snowhaven X7188B
  • Embellishments ~ Snowhaven Assortment Z3008, Snowhaven Complements X7188C and buttons
  • Cricut Cartridge ~ Artiste
  • Cardstock ~ Black
  • Adhesives ~ Foam tape Z1151 and Liquid Glass Z679

Now it is time to hop on over to DARLYS RECKER’s Blog and see what she has created for you today.  If you get lost along the way you can always check back with Linda’s Blog as she has the full list of participants.

Happy Crafting!


ABC’c Blog Hop ~ Z

ABC's Blog HopWelcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter “Z”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “Z” 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 came from LAUREN MOORE’S Blog then you are in the right place.

For my “Z” element I choose Zipstrip.  What is a Zipstrip you ask?  Well when you purchase the paper packs from Close to My Heart you have probable seen that strip of different pattern at the top of all the pattern papers.  On one side it tells you the paper pack and colors associated with that particular pack.  Well those Zipstrips are awesome for giving you coordinating patterns to accent your artwork.  Since I have been on my Christmas card marathon it was an easy way to add the right touch to this card.

ABC's Z ~ Snowhaven ~ October SOTM ~ Catscrapbooking.comSupplies used for this card:

  • Paper Pack ~ Snowhaven
  • Cardstock ~ Whisper and Daisy White
  • Stamp Sets ~ October 2014 SOTM Home for the Holidays and Wintery Wishes (a prior hostess exclusive stamp set)
  • Inks ~ Glacier, Black, Cranberry and Whisper

Your next stop is  JENNY GILBERT’S Blog so hop on over and see what she has created for you today.

If you get lost along the way just hop back to  LINDA’S BLOG ~ SCRAPPY THERAPY as she has the whole list of participants.

Happy Crafting!


Snowhaven Notecard Kit

I so enjoy making things and since we are in the holiday season, one of my favorite things is to make gifts for people.  I have a few people who are a little difficult  to purchase things for, so making them a gift is the perfect solution.  This notecard kit worked our nicely for Christmas gifts for a few of the people on my list.  I designed this kit based on a design from the very talented Lisa Stenz.  She presented some absolutely beautiful artwork at the Close to My Heart Convention this summer.  You can check out her design HERE.  I actually designed this many months ago but keep forgetting to post it on my blog.  So better late than never 🙂 .

Snowhaven note cards ~  https://catscrapbooking.comThe kit includes all the material needed to complete two of each card with envelopes and the notecard box. The stamp set used is Big Hug D1584 and can be purchased separately.  I realized the Snowhaven kit is really quite versatile in that it can clearly be used for other things than just snow theme.

Snowhaven note card box ~

The new Glacier color is really a beautiful blue and complements so many colors.  Here with the black it really pops.  The flowers and leaves were all cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge.   I did ink the edges of the flowers and pinched them to give them more texture and depth.

Snowhaven note card 3 ~

Snowhaven note card 2 ~ https://catscrapbooking.comThis card is really neat as the lower part with the flowers swings open.  This gives you plenty of room to write your note.

Snowhaven note card 1 ~

I did change this card a tiny bit for the kits.  Since I do the embossing for you, when you purchase a kit there will be a 3/4 inch non embossed area where the sentiment goes so you will be able to add your sentiment.

Snowhaven Notecard Kit $20 plus shipping includes:

  • My Creations Journaling Cards Box
  • 43 Cricut flowers
  • 12 Cricut leaves
  • 2 Snowhaven Pattern papers
  • 2 Glacier Cardstock
  • Precut Daisy White Cardstock
  • 6 Daisy White Envelopes
  • 4 Daisy White Card Bases
  • 2 Daisy White Embossed Card pieces
  • Clear Assortment Sparkles
  • Cutting Guide with photos

Please contact me if you are interested in ordering this kit at

Happy Crafting!





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