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!!


Tuesday, August 20, 2019

HolidayPaper share!

Good day Stampers, Cathy here today to share with you all the  fun and exciting things going on with Stampin' Up! 

First off, with the upcoming Holiday Catalog, comes a new Paper share..  You will get 6x6 pieces 
from each of the DSP in the upcoming Holiday catalog for a total of 69 pieces for $24.00 plus SH or 2 of this option for $45.00 plus SH.
This is a great way to get a "sample of each of the papers, before you buy.   You need to message me and let me know if you would like one or 2  as soo as possible, I will invoice on August 28th, payment due by September 3rd.  I will order on the 4th, when the catalog goes live and as soon as I get my order will prep and get it into the mail to you by the 15th,  The only exception is if there is a back order of some of the papers.
Shipping and handling is $7 up to 4 shares. All shipping is priority mail with tracking number.
included is:
  • Toile Tidings 6
  • Let It Snow Specialty 6
  • Brightly Gleaming Specialty 6
  • Monster Bash 6
  • Come To Gather 6
  • Wrapped In Plaid Specialty 12
  • Night Before Christmas 12
  • Feels Like Frost Specialty 12
  • Real Red Glimmer Paper 1
  • Mercury Glass Designer Acetate 
Paper Trimmer update

Final Batch of Trimmer Blades
Good news! The final shipment of Stampin’ Trimmer Cutting Blades (item 126995) arrived early. We expected to receive this shipment from our vendor in September and therefore told you we would provide another batch of blades in September. However, because the blades arrived early and we do not want to hold them back from you and your customers, we are going to make these final blades available during the last week of August.
The final batch will be available on Tuesday, August 27, at 10:00 am (MT), and when they sell out they will be gone for good.
Please remember to share this information with your customers and consider inviting them to place their own order through the online store. In the past, blades have sold out within minutes and individuals placing single orders have had more success than demonstrators placing orders for multiple customers. And remember, the limit is three blades per customer (customer or workshop order) or demonstrator.
New Paper Trimmer
Also, we are excited to announce that we will have a new paper trimmer available for demonstrators to purchase before the end of 2019, which will sell for $25..will keep you updated!!!  I am so excited.

Also Today, I am sharing the Paper purse I created this week for which I used retired products.  The hold 6 envelopes and A2 size cards.   Makes a great gift for someone.  I will be holding a work shop for the local gals on Sunday September 8th.  Bring your own materials for no cost at Region 9. We will be there at 9 am for the day.  For a list of supplies. message me on FB or call me 364-4728. If you do not have the supplies,no worries, I will supply for $8..Prepaid to me before the event.

Do you like saving money and getting discounts, perks and getting new products before anyone else. The demo kit deal is absolutley AMAZING right now. $156 for only $99 and free shipping. Plus a $10 coupon and discount on all products. You can join just for the discount, it's the best deal!!  Oh and did I mention you can order Holiday goodies as part of your kit, which is not available yet to the public!!

Head to my website now and click the JOIN THE FUN tab and get started.  This deal will be gone August 31st

Have a great crafty day
Cathy Derouche
Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

What is a Bendi card you ask?

Hello Stampers, Cathy here to share a fun card with you. The bendi card.  But first look what I got in the mail yesterday!!  That is right, the new Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog!!!  YAY!!!  Of course as a demonstrator I am able to preorder from the catalog and see and play with the amazing products inside...A benefit which you too can have when you Join Stampin' Up!  There is a great promotion going on right now where you get an EXTRA $30 in product as well as free shipping for the same $99... message me for more information!

Above is a photo of my very first Bendi card.  All of the product shown is Stampin' Up! with the exception of the picket fence....

You can get a full tutorial from the link below
Products used:
150884  Terracotta tile CS
150883  Seaside Spray CS
100730  Whisper white CS
150086  Terracotta tile ink pad
132708  Tuxedo black ink
149576 Smooth sailing Dies
149468  Free as a Bird stamp set
149231  Band Together stamp set
148580  Butterfly Gala stamp set
148540  Balmy Blue Light Blends marker
148545 Mossy Meadow Light Blends marker
146874  Soft Suede Blends Marker
110755  Tombow Glue
104332  Snail adhesive
147933  Real Red Blend Marker Light

Paper trimmer and scissors
You can find the products listed on my website
 Thanks for stopping by to Craft with Cath
Cathy Derouche
Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator
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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Extra Extra!!

Hello Stampers!! Happy August!!  What do you have on your crafty plate this month?.  With Stampin' Up! there is a lot going on and I am here to share it with you.

For starters the EXTRA EXTRA Promotion is still going on.  What is that you say??  Well, if you Join Stampin' Up! right now till the end of the month, for the Same price of $99 you will get and EXTRA $30.00 on product!!  That's right. instead of $125.00 in product for which you get to choose!!~ You get $155 you choose. And you also get a $22.00 value Paper Pumpkin kit..

Plus..did I mention FREE shipping!   Also included is the Business materials and catalogs should you decide to join and do a business, or even if you choose to just be a hobby Demo. Lastly, you will also get a coupon code emailed to you for an $10 coupon to be used the following month on a purchase,(Coupon codes will be sent between the fifth and seventh business day of the following month the new demonstrator signs up.)  I would love to have you on my team!!

Also for August we have Demonstrator Preorder for the Holiday catalog launching September 5th, so If you join now, you can create your kit from NEW Holiday merchandise!!

Starting August 11th and going to September 10th...You can order the New Paper Pumpkin kit
This kit includes 20 food-safe treat boxes, a unique and exclusive Halloween stamp set, and a spooky, special-edition box. September’s kit also gives new meaning to the word “handmade.” (Cue the scary laughter!)

Lot's of fun and exciting news, HUH!??  
If you would like to earn a commission and discount on all your purchases,  create with your friends and make new ones, sharing and doing what you love,head to my website and click on the Join the Fun tab..

 While shopping use Host code: 2QDNEHXB
"Craft with Cath"
Cathy Derouche

Friday, July 5, 2019

Mosaic Mood

Good morning..I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July. This morning I have a card to share for you, that I created using the beautiful Designer series paper ~ Mosaic Mood #149478 with a sentiment from The stamp set Bloom and Grow # 149229..


for every $50 usd spend before July 31 (before shipping and tax) earns a $5  Bonus Days coupon code that can be used August 1–31.

  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before July 1 or after August 31 will not be eligible for this promotion.
  • The bonus at initial sign up allows demonstrators to pick $30 usd more than usual. You will pay $99 usd to sign up and choose $155 usd worth of Stampin’ Up! also get a paper Pumpkin kit included~ valued at $22 now making the product total $177.00 for $99, Did I mention FREE shipping?? Starter Kit.
  • Coupon codes will be sent between the fifth and seventh business day of the following month the new demonstrator signs up.
  • The email address listed in a new demonstrator’s profile will be used to send the $10 usd coupon code. 
  • Coupon codes expire October 31, 2019; after this date, they will no longer be valid.  Check it out here!  Happy crafting~ Cathy

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Extra Extra!!!

Extra, Extra! Read all about it!!! Stampin' Up is having a  Starter Kit Promotion

I am super excited about this great promotion.  This is a great tome to join the fun. Because if you are like me and love to create and love the products that Stampin' UP is famous for, you probably have a very long wish list that you need to take a stab at.

What Extra Extra this deal is for you...Starting July 1st and going through August 31st, if you sign up to be a Stampin' Up Demonstrator you will be getting a full $30.00 in merchandise of your choice for the same starter price of $99 and you ger FREE shipping.  SO breaking it sown, you get to build your own starter kit,, $155 (normally $125 worth) worth of anof of the current product plus you get a Paper Pumpkin pack ($22 value) and a business supply pack.  This all totals $205.00 worth of product which is normally $125!! In addition, when you sign up, you will get a $10 coupon to use the following month of you signing up!!

So whether you join, solely for the great deal, for the discount on all your products, or whether you want to build a team, or business.  This is a great opportunity!!
So if you have any questions, call me 207-364-4728
email me:
ore head to my website and get started!!
Cathy Derouche

Saturday, June 29, 2019

What;s on your desk?

Hello stampers.  I thought I would share what was on my desk yesterday.  It was a warm, beautiful day here in the western foothills of Maine, and I spent my afternoon playing with oink and papers.I did the tone on tone technique, laying ink color on to card stock of same color and then highlighting with a darker ink..

After coloring the stamped images and then piecing them together, here is what I had...

Now to create the cards..

I love being productive, creative, and I love to color...,

List of  Stampin Up Products used..
Blushing Bride~147100
Melon Mambo~147150
Granny Apple Green~147095
Mossy Meadow~147111
Daffodil Delight~147094
Mango Melody~147093

Card Stock
Blushing Bride~131198
Mossy Meadow~133676
Whisper white thick140272

Designer Series Paper
Garden Lane~149488

Polka Dot Tulle~146912
Retired ribbon from~Everything Rosy

 Good Morning Magnolia~149298

Clear faceted Gems~144142

Snail tape runner~104332
Mini Glue dots~103683

Stitched label Rectangle ~148551
Paper Snips~103579

Thanks for peeking in..You can find all these fabulous products
Use Hostess code~~ MCDGR2JW

Have a great day~~~  Cathy Derouche
Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Extra Extra!!

Bonus Days are back and I am sooo excited.  For every $50 your spend (prior to tax/shipping) Stampin' Up! will send you a $5 coupon code to use in August.  There is no limit to the number of coupons you can earn.  Happy Shopping!!!

From July 1 until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. That means, for $99, you’ll get to choose $155 worth of products (PLUS FREE SHIPPING)! That’s more than a 40% discount! In addition, you’ll also receive a $10 coupon code the following month to use by October 31. Interested? 

One other bonus is after signing up you will receive a 20% discount as long as you remain active.  Contact me if you want to learn more I would love to have you join my team. 

Now that was a lot of news to share. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me. I am here to help. 

Happy Crafting