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!!


Thursday, January 3, 2019

It is Sale a Bration time!! wahoo

Hello crafters!! I am so excited today, I joined Stampin Up as a Demonstrator and I am super pumped.  I am hoping to have a good year, filled with growth, inspiration and lots of fun!!

Joining right now is the best time and below are more than 2 reasons why,

*Choose a FREE Level 1 item from our Sale-a-bration Catalog for every $50 you spend in the Occasions or Annual Catalog!
*Choose a FREE Level 2 item for every $100 you spend or 2 Level 1 items! No limit!
**Get as many as you would like!**
*Order $250 or more and choose an additional $25 in Stampin’ Rewards! Remember that anytime your order is over $150 you are your own hostess and get to choose your own Stampin’ Rewards. Do not use a Host Code for orders over $150.
*OPTION 1 – For only $99 you get to choose $175 worth of product from the Occasions and Annual Catalogs!
*OPTION 2 – For only $129 you get to choose $175 worth of product from the Occasions and Annual Catalogs AND get our EXCLUSIVE Craft & Carry Tote (valued at $50)! You can check it out on pages 4 & 5 of our Sale-a-bration catalog.

Right now I have a party all set up and ready for you to place an order with, and it will be shipped straight to you, no waiting. Here is the code>>  

Thanks for looking
Happy Crafting


Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Forever friends

Hello crafters, I wanted to pop in today to share a card I put together this morning, I used a retired Stampin UP set called  "First Sight".  I played with watercoloraper, oh what fun.
First I took a 3 and 3/4  by 5 inch piece of watercolor paper and an acrylic block.  On the block I took a Berry Burst SU ink pad and ran it across the top of the block to lay down some ink.  I then took a water brush and squeezed out some water onto the ink and then stirred the water into the ink to dilute it. Step 2 was to heat emboss the flourish stamp on to the watercolor paper using Versmark and SU white embossing powder.  Step 3 ..I used the water brush and picked up the diluted ink from the block and spread it over 3/4 of the watercolor paper.

I used my heat gun to speed up the drying process, and then stamped some birds in the flourish with Momento black ink.  For the sentiment, I used versamark and SU Black embossing powder. After this part was done I took the waterbrush, cleaned of the brush part and then put a f  ew drops of water on the card sporadically and blotted dry with paper towel.  My next steps to finish off the card was to add some black twine and some clear rhinestones, matted it with black cardstock and with Stampin Up Berry Burst cardstock, I cut a 4 and 1/4 by 11 piece and scored at 5 and 1/2.  Voila...card completed.

I hope you enjoyed today post and will comment on your way out :)
Happy Craftin...Cathy

one more day!!!!

That is right Crafters... one more day til it is Sale a Bration time.  It is also one more day til I join Stampin UP as a demonstrator!    I am so it the third yet. hahaha.  I want a sneak peek of what is in store in the Sale a Bration mini...
 What is Sale a Bration you ask???
Well Sale a Bration is an awesome mini from Stampin Up that gives you FREEBIES when you purchase $50.00 of product.. from January 3rd to March 31st.
I will be sharing the link to my website just as soon as I have it.. count down!!!  
Happy crafting Cathy

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year!

Good morning and  Happy New Year to all my fellow crafters out there in Blog land.  I hope you all had a good time celebrating, or sitting at home celebrating like I did.  Actually, I did not stay up long enough to see the new year come in, but I knew it would come anyways, so I went to bed

Today I wanted to stop in and share a card with you from the past, It is a card I made using a KaDoodle Bug designs file..Cutie KaToodles~Pizza my Heart.   Today is my turn to share on KBD Facebook   and this is the card I chose to share..

 This is a side step ladder card.   I love making multi-fold cards, I think they are fun for the recipient.

I hope the new year is good to all of you,  I will be becoming a Stampin Up Demonstrator and am anxious to see where this new journey takes me :)

Happy Crafting

Sunday, December 30, 2018

New Year Sale A Bration

Hello crafters.. cathy here to share a couple sneak peeks.  The year is coming to an end, and with that I will be saying by to 2018's journeys and will be starting a new one.  I have started the fun process of becoming a Stampin UP demonstrator!!!  I picked my upline...I have set the date I will join and now just waiting for the new year to get here so I can join up under their recruiting special and be able to get some of the new awesome product out of the New Occasions catalog.!  Also, the new Sale A Bration mini starts on the 3rd as well.  I have seen it and love all the fabulous goodies you can get for FREE with purchase of $50.00 before tax and shipping.
  Check out the gorgeous cards  below, made with stamps from the Sale A Bration catalog!!

So just as soon as I get the website up and running, please come shop around because A~ the new stuff is amazing!!! B~ I know you are going to love it and have to have it  and C~  I would love for you to help me get started on my new crafting adventure!!
Love and hugs Cathy

Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas!

Hello crafters, as the year 2018 comes to an end I am hopeful that the 2019 year will be as fun or more than this year has been.. I have seen many craft trends come and go, and have been involved and new and fun companies that have inspired me to go outside my comfort zone.  But with a new year on the horizon, I am looking forward to a new career in paper crafting, one that involves becoming a demonstrator with Stampin UP.

I am hoping that I will be able to post more regularly and expand my posting to YouTube.  I also hope to be successful in growing a team with Stamp up..

with that said.  I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year !!
Happy Crafting...Cath

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Stampin I come!!

12 more days until I sign up to be a demonstrator!! I am so excited to start this new journey. I hope you all will follow me..and consider joining my team we are going to have so much fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

be watching!
 Happy Crafting