Stampaganza Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampaganza Blog Hop!!!

You will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  For this hop we are featuring artwork which showcases our fantastic special this month with Stampaganza.  So you will be seeing art work featuring a variety of stamps sets which are retiring soon, but you can still purchase and get a deal!! This month when you buy any two stamp sets and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE!

If you are just arriving here from MELISSA ROBINSONS 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 12 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I realized I created this card for my son’s teacher this year and never shared it, so I thought this would be a great time to do so.

I used the adorable School Kids stamp set and dies.  I used my ShinHan Markers to color the little boy and school.  I used Cranberry, Toffee and Black cardstock.  The Alphabet pattern paper is from the the now retired Enchantment Fundamentals.  I then used my back pen to doodle the dashes.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Aprils Card Workshop

This month my card workshop will be on April 25th at 6:30 pm.  We will be making several cards to help you with events coming in May ~ Teacher Appreciation May 3rd, Mother’s Day May 8th and Graduations at the end of the month.  I will be offering an alternative card for those who do not need a teacher appreciation card.  Here are the cards

Mother's Day Card ~ My Mother ~ Penelope ~

Mother’s Day Card

Teacher Card 1 ~Teacher Appreciation ~ Hopscotch ~ CatScrapbooking.comTeacher Appreciation Card

Kiss it better ~ Get Well Card ~ heart shower ~ CatScrapbooking.comGet Well Card

Graduation Card ~ Fun Fold ~ Congrats ~ CatScrapbooking.comGraduation Card – Details on card can be found HERE

A Blooming Friendship ~ Hopscotch ~ CatScrapbooking.comAlternative card

If you are local to Arvada CO and would like to join us let me know.

Happy Crafting!

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ABC’s Blog Hop ~ T

Welcome to the Everything ABC Blog Hop!

ABC's Blog Hop

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

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from LINDA NORMAN’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.

For my “T” element I decided to focus on TEACHER.  Since school has started back up I figured I needed to work on a couple of  TEACHER THANK you cards. I designed THREE of them for you.

Teacher Appreciation ~ Zoe ~

Teacher Appreciation ~ Hopscotch ~ CatScrapbooking.comThese two used the watercolor pencils with the ruler being cut from Artbooking.

Teacher Card 1 ~Teacher Appreciation ~ Hopscotch ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis card combines both the Teacher Appreciation and a retired stamp set School is Here B1407.

Here is the full list of supplies used:

  • Paper Packs ~ Zoe X7197B & Hopscotch (retired)
  • Cardstock ~ White Daisy, Colonial White, Black, Lagoon, Glacier, Slate, Flaxen and Kraft
  • Ink ~ Colonial White, Sorbet, Momento Black, Indian Corn Blue (retired), Sunset & Topiary
  • Cricut Cut ~ Artbooking for the ruler 5.5″ wide & .91″ high
  • Embellishments ~ Silver Sequins & Chalk It Up Assortment (retired)
  • Watercolor Pencils

Now it is time to hop on over to STEPHANIE FEIST’S Blog and see what she has created for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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Teacher Thank You Cards

I posted a couple of days ago the gift that I made for my son’s Pre-school teachers. I figured today I would share the cards that I made. I LOVE the Chalk it Up paper pack and knew it was my paper pack of choice for my Teacher thank you cards.

Teacher card ~ Chalk it up ~Teacher Appreciation ~ catscrapbooking.comHow fun is this card? I am having so much fun with my teacher theme cards that I want to so some more for next year 🙂 I love showing my appreciation to teachers, I’ve already got loads of things planned for when my son is older. I’m going to introduce the teachers to gradecam, get them helpful equipment and all sorts! Anyway, for the card I used my Cricut to cut the apple and star. The star is actually just one of the basic shapes offered with the Cricut Design Space. The Apple is from my Cricut subscription. I used Chalk it Up, Lagoon, White Daisy, Flaxen and Sorbet cardstock. The ruler/tape measure image is actually from Washi Wonder D1558 (retired hostess exclusive stamp set) which was stamped in Flaxen ink and then fussy cut. I used the Teacher Appreciation stamp set D1612 to create the grid lines on the White Daisy star and to stamp the pencil. Inside the card I used the “thank you” sentiment and the “for all your dedication and effort this school year”. The Lag0on wavy strip at the bottom is from my scraps of previously cut items.

Happy Crafting!

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Teacher Appreciation

This week is Teacher Appreciation week May 4th to 8th.   This year Gavin started Preschool so it is the first year I have needed to create cards for Teacher Appreciation.  I love the stamp set Teacher Appreciation D1612


I had seen a card on Pinterest by Blythe which used a notebook style paper stamped with the ruled line which was my inspiration.  I has a lot of fun and created several versions.

Teacher Appreciation ~ CTMH ~ Chalk it Up 5 ~

Then notebook paper is a Cricut cut from the Artbooking cartridge pg 41. I cut it at 3.25″ wide by 4.33″ high. The tab at the top comes from the Art Philosophy cartridge pg 58.  It was cut at 1.54″ wide by .54″ high.

Teacher Appreciation ~ CTMH ~ Chalk it Up 4 ~ catscrapbooking.comI used my Shin Han markers to color in the owl.

Teacher Appreciation ~ CTMH ~ Chalk it Up 3 ~

For this one I backed the notebook in Lagoon to help make it pop a bit more on the pattern paper.Teacher Appreciation ~ CTMH ~ Chalk it Up 2 ~

Teacher Appreciation ~ CTMH ~ Chalk It Up 1 ~ catscrapbooking.comI really love these cards created with the Chalk It Up paper pack.

Here is the list of all the items used to make these cards:

  • Paper Pack ~ Chalk It Up X7184B
  • Embellishments ~ Chalk It Up Assortment Z3009
  • Cricut Cartridges ~ Artbooking & Art Philosophy
  • Stamp Set ~ Teacher Appreciation D1612
  • Cardstock ~ White Daisy, Lagoon, Black and Sorbet
  • Inks ~ Momento Black, Black, and Lagoon
  • ShinHan Markers ~ Warm Grey Z247, Light Orange Z2457, Peacock Green Z2461, Clay Z2451 and Colorless Blender Z2469

Happy Crafting!

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