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!!


Friday, February 8, 2013

Close To My Heart while supplies last. and a giveaway!!

  Happy Friday everyone,   Today is a great day to stay inside, I live in Maine and it is snowing here, and Nemo is packing a punch..  We are expected to get 12 to 18 inches of snow.  I see card making in my future!!
But first I wanted to give you all a heads up on Close To My Hearts "While Supplies Last"  I went over and snagged some of their goodies last night, They have a couple papers packs, retiring for $1.75!!  and some ribbon, buttons, rub- 
ons, and more. Hurry up before it is all gone!  While you are there, check out the new Spring Summer Idea book.  

I also want to remind you, you can get tthe Art Philosophy Cartridge and the Artiste cartridges, which come with 3 coordinating stamp sets and 3 sheets of coordinating chipboard pieces.
  ALSO, if you place a qhaulifiyng order of $50.00 or more, you can get the Stamp of the Month, pictured below, for $5,00 a great savings.
ANNNNND the first person to place and order of $100.00 or more,  will  win a free Cricut Imagine cartridge, New, never used, opened or linked, pictured below
Offer ends

I have a gathering all set up on my CTMH website, just Join it and shop away:)
 Offer ends February 15th.

Happy Crafting..and shopping:)

Saturday, February 2, 2013

KinderStampO Theme- spired Saturday

Welcome everyone to KinderStampO's Theme Spired Saturday!!  Today is my turn to post as a Guest Designer for KinderStampO.  I love being on the team, even if it is as a Guest Designer, there is such a great variety of talent to be had on this team and the girls are all wonderful!!

For today's theme  Sunshine after the Rain, I have made a card for you.

 When I think of sunshine after the rain, It makes me think of someone going through a difficult time and they need a little encouragement that the su  will come out and things will get better, I think we all have times like that,  So I figured we needed a card with pretty colors and some flowers:

So I used the DCWV Fresh Floral Stack and some Recollections card stock for paper.
I set the card up with t with the clouds and umbrella, which has small droplets on it, not sure if it is acrylic or not, I got them in a clearance bin at discount store nearby, they are meant to look like rain drops.  On the center mat, I placed the sentiment. which comes from a stamp set from Inkadinkado.  I used the cartridge, 3 Birds on Parade to cut the water fountain, and  The  Alphabet cartridhe that comes with the Cricut E2 to cut the umbrella.

Of course I love the roses in KinderStampO's store, they are so pretty!!! I used the white and yellow ones  here with a small bow , and a couple leaves fro Art Philosophy cartridge. Below is a list of  items from KinderStampO's store that were used. :

I took a picture up close so you could maybe see the drops on the umbrella.

I hope you enjoyed the card I made for you today, and i hope I inspired you to create today something to encourage someone.  Please head over to KinderStampO's blog today and make sure you check out the goodies she in hewr shop, you will love the lace and the flowers for sure. Just head  Here.

Check out he other Guest designers too:

Have a Great day and Happy Crafting!!

Friday, February 1, 2013

The new Close To My Heart Idea Book is Here!!!

   It is finally here!!!! The new Close to My     
      Heart Spring /Summer.Idea Book

There are so many fun paper packs and embellishment, and of course you can still get the Artiste and Art Philosophy cartridges. And don't forget the Stamp of the Month!!

Home Sweet Home, set of 4
Recommended Blocks:
3" × 3" (Y1006)


Each month you can enjoy a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5—that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

Head on over to my website and start browsing!!  it is only a click away......

If there is any way I can help..let me know!

Happy Crafting  Cathy