January/February Catalog New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the January/February New Product Hop!

Today you will be hopping with the same talented Makers who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop. For this hop we are featuring the new Idea Book that was just released this month! There will be some beautiful artwork!

If you are just arriving here from MELISSA ROBINSON’S 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 Makers on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 20 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I love shaker cards! I also really love the card that is featured on page 30 of the Idea Book. I decided to recreate using the Perfect Match papers. I used the Heart Shaker Thin Cuts with the some of the Perfect Match Mini Hearts. I used the Heart Full of Love stamp set. I colored a couple of the Wood Hearts, one with Candied Apple Oxide ink and the other with Tattered Rose Oxide ink.

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

Happy Crafting!

Color Dare #379 ~ Inspiration Board – Valentine

Welcome to another week of Color Dare!  We have another great Inspiration Photo – Valentine. Pick colors that you see in the photo and BLACK and WHITE plus all other neutrals are free!

When I saw this photo those sweet hearts made me think of using my texture paste to make hearts. So that is what I did and I will explain how to accomplish this.

To make the textured background I started by making a stencil using different size and shapes of hearts.

Then I used washi tape to mask off the hearts I wanted to color.

I did have to wait between each color for the texture paste to dry before moving to the next color.

I used re-iner to color the texture paste. I also found my texture paste had dried out a bit since the last time I used it so I used a bit of water to help soften it up again.

Here is what they looked like after I finished with all the colors. I used Julep, Wisteria, Pixie, Lagoon, and Goldrush re-inkers. I also used the opaque texture paste.

Here is what the inside of the cards look like. I used the I chews You stamp set for the hearts and the happy valentine’s day. I also used the stitched heart thin cuts. The other stamp set used is Technique Tuesday’s Felicity and Flynn the Foxes.

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 #379  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful day filled with happiness.  Things have been out of sorts around here so I am just hopping for the best.  We have had a rough start to the new year with illness.  My son is on his third possibly forth illnesses since the new year.  Anyway, here’s to spring? I had great intentions of posting the photos of our valentines over a couple of days but I am now down to the day….

Here are two I designed using the fun new XOXO thin cut.

This one is using the Adventure Fundamentals.

This one combines Sugar Rush with a little Enchantment Fundamentals and Swan Lake.  I also used the new Heart thin cuts and XOXO thin cuts.

Happy Crafting!


Will you be my Valentine???

I made some simple valentine’s for my son’s class. I found on Pinterest a printable Lego Starwars figure and you insert a glow bracelet. Here is the PIN.  My son loved them but then said he wanted to give valentines to some of his friends in the neighborhood.  So I picked up some Dove chocolate hearts and made these adorable arrows.  I cannot take credit for them as one of my fellow consultants Keeley Kirwan made them and posted on Facebook.  They have been on my mind so now I had an excuse to make them.

Dove Valentines Arrows ~ Charming Cheverons ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is a close up of the two;

Valentine Dove Arrows ~ Charming Cheverons ~ CatScrapbooking.comFor the Girl version I used Pixie, Smoothie, Hollyhock and Ruby.  For the Boy version I used Crystal Blue, Sapphire and Cranberry (the lighter red is second generation Cranberry).  I used the Charming Chevrons A1150 and Holiday Tags D1560 stamp sets. Along with Silver Foil Tape Z3031.

Happy Crafting!

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La Vie En Rose Valentine’s Day Cards

I was playing around with the adorable La Vie En Rose Complements and all those clear plastic hearts gave me an inspiration.  What if they were falling out of a jar, more specifically the cut jar on the Artistry Cartridge #M40FB6F.

La Vie En Rose ~ Jar of Hearts ~ Love you ~ CatScrapbooking.com I loved this idea so much I decided to make some more hearts with my Explore.  I used the heart from the jar.  I hid the contour lines of the jar, so it only left the heart.  I then used the circle basic shape and sized it larger than the heart.  I centered the heart over the circle and highlighted both.  Then using the slice tool I crated a heart in a circle.  I used the negative heart as well as the circle heart to make this version.

La Vie En Rose ~ Jar of Hearts ~ XOXO ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is the full list of supplies used on the two cards:

Happy Crafting!

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Wolf and Fox EOS Valentine

I posted a few days ago a valentines card which included an EOS lip balm for my son’s teachers, which you can find HERE.   I mentioned on that post I designed two more for my boys.  Well here they are.

wolf & fox EOS Valentine ~ Catscrapbooking.com

I really love these two little critters.  I cut theses with my Silhouette and added a 1.5 inch circle to the design where the nose of the fox and wolf would be. Each of the critters has seven layers so I had to line up the 1.5  inch circle in the exact same place on each of the layers. I decided since I was giving this to my son and husband it would design this one with just the EOS and not including the packaging.  I added the double heart and stamped it using Holiday Tags stamp set 1560.  As my son will say “thats so cute”.

Happy Crafting!


Valenties Glass Block

I received a tip from some fellow crafters that some of the holiday glass blocks at Lowe’s were on sale for $1 the beginning of January.  Thankfully some of them posted their receipts so I was able to show this and get my Lowe’s to price match.  (I will admit it was not the easiest task because it really depends on who you talk to.  I talked to 5 different Lowe’s employees and only two said it was possible.) Any way I was able to score 10 of these!!!

Since then I have been looking on Pinterest to see what my first glass block project was going to be.  I decided on Valentines, since Feb 14th is just around the corner.

Valentine's BlockI have been having a lot of fun with vinyl and my new Cricut Explore!! For this project used the Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge.  I used the pocket card image on pg 30 Love Life.  I modified it in the design studio enlarging and rotating the heart.  I also added the “be mine”.  I really love the way this turned out.  I filled it with two of the larger bags of sweethearts.

Happy crafting!


Stampers with Attitude Blog Hop ~ Love Close to My Heart

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 what we LOVE about Close to My Heart artwork.   If you are just hopping here from JEN PATRICK’S Bl0g  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  consultants at the end of this blog.

Where do I even begin ….. There are so many things I love about Close to My Heart!!!  Lets see …. Paper, Stamps, Albums, Embellishments, friends, Art Philosophy, Artise, Artbooking, Artfully Sent, inks, colors….. you get the idea. I guess if I had to pick my top few things it would be:

1) the wonderful assortment of paper packs that are offered and the colors; as my true passion is for scrapbooking (although I really love all paper crafts).

2) the fun embellishment – whether it is ribbon, compliments, assortments, gems, I love them all but my go to embellishment is bling and shimmer trim.

3) the wonderful albums which are offered to hold all my memory keeping.

So let my share with you just some of the things I love about Close to My Heart with this layout I created using Heartstrings paper pack, shimmer trim and some hearts.

heartstrings layout ~ Valentine's Layout ~ Catscrapbooking.com

Now all I need is some photos from this years Valentine’s festivities, I don’t really have any plans yet but I will need to make sure I do something in order to use this layout 🙂

Heartstrings Valentines layout ~ catscrapbooking.comFor this layout I used the Artiste cartridge to cut the hearts.  The XOXO and scalloped border were cut using my Silhouette.

Items used:

  • Paper Pack ~ Heartstrings X7193B
  • Cardstock ~ Whisper, Lagoon, Hollyhock, and White Daisy
  • Embellishments ~ Red Enamel Hearts Z2009, White Shimmer trim Z3024
  • Ink ~ Whisper, Hollyhock, and Lagoon
  • Stamp Set ~ This Moment S1501

Your next stop is BELINDA MCLANE’S Blog, be sure to hop on over and see what she has created for you today.

Happy Crafting!





Here is the full list of participants if you get lost along the way.

Happy Valentines Day!!!

I want to wish everyone a Happy Valentines Day!! A day full of Valentines Day Roses from Roses Only, what better way to celebrate Valentines then with an adorable card made with this months stamp of the month~ Wild About Love.

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Here is a cute valentine card but it could be used anytime.

Wild about Love ~ valentine

For this card I used the following product:

  • Hollyhock cardstock 1246
  • Cotton Candy cardstock X5760
  • Ruby cardstock X5927
  • Hollyhock Ink Z2128
  • Ruby Ink Z2170
  • Black Ink Z2105
  • Pink Glitter Gems Z1807
  • Harvest Assortment Bakers Twine Z1751
  • Wild About Love S1402

Be sure to place an order this month so you don’t miss out on this adorable stamp set, just click HERE

Happy Crafting!

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