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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Summertime wreath

Happy Thursday my crafty friends..Cathy here to post today for KaDoodle Bug Designs.
I want to share with you a wreath I made for a friend.  She wanted a squirrel and some Cardinals of it, and so I looked through the KaDoodle bug files and remembered the Shabby Winter Birds file

and the Cutie KaToodles Nut Tree Squirrel.,



 and  I added several flowers form Cricut Design Space. as well as a couple of butterflies.

So I am hoping the lady will like it..if not, I know what is going on my front door...wink wink.lol
thanks for stopping by,
Have a great day
Cathy

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Want to get more out of your Large CTMH Organizer!???



Here it is Friday again..hoping for a nice relaxing crafty weekend... I also wanted to share the link of the products going SOON...check it out. see what is leaving to make room for lots of wonderful new products in the upcoming new Annual catalog...
http://cathyplus5.ctmh.com/Retail/Products.aspx…

Also I want to share how I made room for lots more stamp sets in my Large CTMH Organizer...I am really limited on crafty space and this is working out GREAT for me..and maybe for you...
picture one is my large organizer with 60 0r more stamp sets..I wanted to share with you what I had to do to conserve space... But I want to continue to get CTMH stamp sets..I have 2 large organizers as well a couple of the small ones that fit the stamp sets. The large organizers holds up to 40 stamp sets and as you know, at times they can be a little difficult to put in or pull out because of the snaps.. well I solved that and I personally love what I did, cause now I have 65 sets in the large organizer with room for more and they come in and out without a htch now!! It takes a while to do but for me...so worth it  You  remove the papers from your envelope as well as the sheet you use to stamp on.. I set aside and saved a dozen of them to be used for workshops. So all that will be in your envelope is your stamp set....each stamp set has the item number on it . Then I took some precision scissors,(I have a few pairs so did not care if ruined one, but have not ruined so far!!!) and I cut both white snaps off..... and then I trimmed the envelope so you can tuck the flap in. Picture one is the large organizer...
Picture 2 is me showing you how I barely apply pressure to pull back to make room for more stamp sets
picture three is how the envelope looks like with snaps gone and how I cut the envelope to make it useable with a flap
picture 4 is the flap closed




Thursday, July 14, 2016

squeaky clean boy monkeys

Hello crafty friends, Cathy here today to post for  KaDoodle Bug Designs, and I have a fun baby layout for you...
I used the KaDoodle Bug Designs file..."Squeaky Clean Boy Monkeys".


below I took a close shot to show you the Stickles I used on the bubbles !


the papers and ribbon trim are recollections from Michael's and card stock from Close to My Heart..
I think this is going to be a fun layout for a new baby's first tubby , what do you think??
You can purchase this file by clicking on the link below, and be sure to check out oaa the other adorable files as well as digital images to color.

Thanks for peeking in and have a great day!!!
Cathy


Friday, July 1, 2016

Ask my How!!


Hey crafty friends..As some of you know, I am a Close To My Heart Consultant and have been so for 4 years. It is truly a great company to work with and for.  The product is the best as well as instruction and benefits!!  If ever there was a time t o jin the CTMH team..it is now, and I would sooo love you to join my team!!  Join the Close To My Heart family of Consultants this month to get your choice of a FREE Fundamentals* paper packet bundled together with its coordinating Complements. These brand new products won’t be released to the public until August, so joining today is your chance to get them first! When you sign up, you also get $50 USD / $60 CAD in Select Product Credit to spend on more new products, including the newest stamps, paper packs, and cardstock colors.
In the Consultant kit you get:
  • Medium Organizer (Z4139, qty 1)
  • My Acrylix® Block 2" × 6½" (Y1010, qty 1)
  • My Acrylix® Block 1" × 3½" (Y1002, qty 1)
  • My Acrylix® Block 2" × 2" (Y1003, qty 1)
  • Non-Stick Microtip Scissors (Z1836, qty 1)
  • My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber (Z1782, qty 1)
  • My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner (1778, qty 1)
  • Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512, qty 1)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151, qty 1)
  • Sponge (Z697, qty 1)
  • Customer Order Forms (W101, qty 1 pack of 25)
  • Annual Inspirations Idea Book (WC1171, qty 5)
  • Seasonal Expressions 2 (WCS1163, qty 5)
  • Cardstock Sampler (W1167, qty1)
  • Fundamentals Sampler (W1170, qty 1)
  • Seasonal Expressions 2 B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1144, qty 1)
  • A Little Love – Petite Perks Incentive Stamp Set (W2035, qty 3)
  • Gathering Invitations (W1129, qty 1 pack of 25)
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So if you enjoy getting craft supplies at a great discount. love sharing your scrapbooking /cardmaking etc with your friends. and would love to earn a little money to buy MORE craft supplies as well as getting product before the public..and more.  Please click on the link below to get started..If you decide not to continue anytime after you purchase your kit..you can leave anytime and there is no contracts, so what have you got to loose??
email me if you have any questions at all I would love to hear from you..
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Have a great day!!!
Cathy

Thursday, June 30, 2016

4th of July with Helmar

Hello fellow crafters, Cathy here with a fun project for the 4th of July using Helmar adhesives.

I started with 3 plain canning jars..


I cut out some stars and a liberty bell out of vinyl for two jars and painted one with blue chalk paint (3 coats) and the other with red. (make sure to let dry between coats) .  After the paint is dry, Spray with the Helmar Crystal Kote Gloss varnish and once that is dry peel away the varnish images.


the 3rd jar... I used Helmar Decoupage to adhere white tissue paper to it by attaching it with the Decoupage and then painting a coat of decoupage over it and let it dry.






After the jar is dried, I then took it out doors to spray a coat of Helmar Crystal Kote Gloss Varnish to seal it.

To decorate, I made a paper pinwheel and used Helmar Premium Craft glue to decorate with rhinestones and flowers and added it to the jar with the pinwheel



Inside the jars I added some dry bean..you could use dry popcorn kernels or rice...and place a small tealight in the center and voila..you have a fun Fourth of July decor...
Happy 4th of July!!



Have fun Creating..Cathy

Monday, June 27, 2016

Double z card tutorial

Hello crafters. Happy Monday! Today I am going to do a quick post, sharing a couple of Double Z cards I made using Ka Doodle Bug Designs files... Surfin' starfish . and Summer Lovin' Penguins.


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Card instructions are as follows

Card base.. 5 by 11"
strip of coordinating or same cardstock~ 1 and 1/4 by 11  scored at 2 and 3/4 and 5 and 1/2
mats for the card base~ 2 @ 2 and 1/2 by 4 and 3/4 and one at 4 and 3/4  by 5 and 1/4
Pattern paper~  2 @ 2 and 1/4 by 4 and 1/2 and one at 4 and 1/2 by 5.

Matting for the strip can be either card stock or designer paper~ 2 @ 1 by 2 and 1/2 and one at  1 by 5 and 1/4

I hope these instruction help.. I have a feeling I will be making more of these.lol
Happy Crafting
Cathy 




Wednesday, June 22, 2016

KBD Fishing girl

Hello there fellow crafters. Cathy here and I am posting for KaDoodle Bug Designs today.  I wanted to share a card today that I think a few of you will like...you usually see cards for dads about fishing which will have the dad or dad and son on it... well what about us girls??  We fish too!!  So here is a card for the girls out there that go fishing with their dads and want to show this in a Birthday Card!! I used the KBD SVG file~ Charmkin Cuties/ Gone Fishing Girl

 Here is the inside 


I used Close To My Heart Cardstock, some scraps, CTMH stamp and ink,Helmar craft glue and Tim Holtz distess ink, white gel pen,black micron pen and. Helmar Permanent adhesive runner,

I hope you have a great day and will check out the KaDoodle Bug designs shop and leave some love before you go:)

Cathy