Cathy's Crafting Journey

Welcome to my blog, where I hope you will be inspired and want to share comments and your inspirations and tips too!! I love to create cards, mini albums, gift bags,tags, and boxes and I hope to take you on the papercrafting Journey with me!! Follow along!!


Saturday, September 22, 2012

CTMH September Autumn/Halloween Blog Hop!!

                    CTMH SEPTEMBER Autumn/Halloween  Blog Hop

Welcome to OUR September Fall/ Halloween Blog Hop!  Each month we will showcasing a Theme of OUR amazing ARTISTE Cricut Cartridge which can be purchased Exclusive through your Close to My Heart Independent Consultant.

We're so excited to be doing this hop and we have a awesome lineup with some amazing talented CTMH Consultants ladies.  There will be lots of fun project along the hop!!

If you came from Sandra's then you are in the right place!
Your next stop on the hop is Candice

       Good morning to all my crafting friends:)  For sure Fall is in the air around here.  I live in the foot hills of Maine. and the evenings are getting cooler, we have even had a couple of frost advisories.  I love fall, it is a beautiful time of year around here,  The foliage is just beautiful, and the air is feels brisk and fresh.  I also love the colors of the fall flowers.  I am a flower lover, I used to plant alot of flowers, but not so much any more, so for my project today, I decided to use the Artiste cartridge to make a vase and some fall colored flowers to put in it.

The vase, I found in the booklet with the 3D images. middle row next to the last image.  It is cut at 8 and one half inches.   I used papers from a stack from K&Co , I don;t have the cover for it so I am sorry I do not have the name for it right now, I will try to find it again and post later.
The butterflies were cut from the cartridge at 2 inches and Bo Bunny rhinestones added for bling.  On each flower I cut a button flower from Artiste for the centers/

I cut several of the different flowers at 2 to 2 and 3/4 inches, from the cartridge and most of them I made at least 2 layers.

I inked the edges of all the flowers with Tim Holtz distress inks...Spiced Marmalade, Walnut and Olive.  Then I curled the edges of the petals.  I added one of my Vines I had at home to fill it in a little.  I put a sea sponge inside the vase, glued each flower to floral wires with a glue gun. and poked them down inside.
For the front of the vase I  added a couple 3D roses from the cartridge and inked them, and made a "FALL" sign stamped with Close To My Heart's September Stamp of the month set..Fall Favorites.  I inked around the edge with spiced Marmalade.  And lastly, I cut out one of the 3D bows for the front of the vase, they are so cool, they have holes in them pre-cut so you can just put a brad through to hold together the bow...Love them!!

Other supplies used:
Stickles, on leaf
CTMH Autumn Terracotta ink
atg gun
pop dots between flower layers
Ribbon to hang it

Thanks for hopping along with us:))
Now you are off to 


  1. that is beautiful. wish I was this creative

  2. Very beautiful, love the flowers!
    <3 Pam

  3. OMG,This is stunning, love all the flowers, Cathy you are amazing!!!

  4. oh my this is beautiful

  5. Wow Wee Cathy. This is just beautiful. I love the flowers and the glitter add to the leaf. TFS AJ-

  6. love this project! have been thinkin about fall flowers and just might be inspired to do it now.