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 30, 2011

Another recently made card:)

Here is another card I made recently with one of my go to cartridge...Create A Critter.  I have a Thinking of you sentiment stamp I bought at a local craft shop. I believe the seal and accessories were cut at 3 inches and the papers are all from DCWV.  Of course I had to add googley eyes, love them. and the ribbon I got from Joann's craft store in the $1.00 rack.  Hope you like my card:-)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Altered Items

Here is a couple of Giant wooden clothes pins I purchased at Michael's.  I took them home and used acrylic paints on them and then I went through my scrap pack and found some paper from K&Company and DCWV, cut strips @ 6 3/4 by 1 1/2.  secured them on the clothes pins with Modge podge and then coated them with 2 more coats so they could be used for recipe card holders and be protected from spatters .
   Then I added some flowers I had picked up at Michaels and a little bling with rhinestones.  I like how they came out....hope you do too:)

new card post #6

Here is a card I made a long time ago, it was my first attempt at a side step car.  (I think this is what it is called). I saw in a magazine in , which i believe was Card Magazine, a side step card made to look like a bureau.  I thought it was adorable and so I tried it.  I used brads i found in my husbands desk fro drawer knobs, and the cuts were from the Simply Charmed Cartridge. (Which I borrowed from my future daughter in law).  This is one of the first cards I made back in December, and I don't have the specifics on it, sorry.  I have made about   250-300 cards, and I figured I should share some of my cards. Hope you like, feel free to critique, I love advice.  That's how we grow:)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

New card post #5 !!!!

Better late than Christmas in July  Here I made a couple of cards  for Christmas and I wanted to use the Action Wobbles I bought.. Love those wobbles, they make the little ones giggle, some adults too.    
Ivory plain card stock, 8 1/2 x 11, scored in half
Mat.5 1/4 x 8 1/4 mint green
patterned paper Recollections Seasonal paper 8 x5"
Bell cut @  3 1/2 from Wrap it up Cricut Cartridge and  Action wobble added to the back
assorted flowers and small rhinestone from my stash
assorted buttons from my button jar
Lace across the top from clearance bin from local discount store
I keep the insides blank on most cards

For the second card I used the same papers except for the glitter paper I used for the the roof for santa that I got from DCWV.    The Santa I put on an Action Wobble, isn't he cute?  I cut him from the Simply Charmed cartridge I borrowed from  my Future Daughter in law cut at 2 1/2  inches and the chimney at the same 2 1/2 inches.  I cut the presents from same cartridge I believe at  1 1/2 inches and adde pop dots to give a 3D effect.  The shiney ho ho hos came from a Crop I attended last year that was used for decoration on the tables ( waste not want not) and ribbon I got from Joanns craft store.

That is it, hope you like it:) Cathy

Halloween cards... 4th posting!!

There........ I finally posted some cards again.  I took some pictures of the cards and mini albums today.  As I was doing it, I decided, I was not putting enough bling and embellishments.  So I think I am going to go through my boxes of cards and do some redos.  I just have difficulty with the whole uploading, downloading..linking to and back from and so on and so  Oh well, I suppose it takes time.  So here is card post #4.
8 1/2 x 11 scored in half white card stock
orange card stock 8 1/4 x 5 1/4
8 x 5" Seasonal Cloud 9 paper
Boo..from Martha Stewart  Seasonal cake art cartridge..@2 1/2" and shadowed w/colored cardstock
pumpkins cut @ 2x3" from MS cake cartridge
cat cut at 1 1/2"  MS cake cart.
goblin cut @3" from Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge
Ribbon from Joann's craft store, $1 bin
Faux stitching around the purple  card stock
Assorted buttons from my button jar

 There you have it!
 More to come!!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Giveaway alert

Go to  and check out her awesome giveaway,  time is running out!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Good afternoon crafty friends, I just wanted to let you in on a great giveaway over to
She has all kinds of goodies to keep you crafting for a while!! tell them I sent you:)  So go check it out and hurry!!!

Friday, August 5, 2011


My Current Blog Candy Give A Way! Head on over to  she is having a super nice giveaway.  While you are there please give her some love and take a peek around, talented lady.

#3 card

Well here is card post #3,  This was made with DCWV  Blossom song stack.  Love these papers.  I got the idea for this card from the Card Maker Magazine May 2011  issue. Designed by Caroline King.  Changed it up a little.  Kept it empty on the inside.  card size is 8 1/2 by 5 1/2.  Hope you like it, have a crafty day.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

gonna be busy

Crazy week, went to Michael's yesterday, love going there, got a little carried away though, spent twice as much as I thought I would, (thank the Lord my hubby loves me ).  Got all kinds of embellishments, some Bazzill paper and some acrylic placques.  So I should be able to get some more cards done.  Might be a few days, my husband is having surgery on his neck today.  He is only post -op 6 weeks from last surgery he had on his back. Had a rod fusion done.  he has M.S. and keeps me busy.  So hope to post soon another card I have made.  Just got to  take some more pics.  Have a great day:)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

My Craft Channel: Reveal: Manufacturer Show featuring Adornit Girls

My Craft Channel: Reveal: Manufacturer Show featuring Adornit Girls: "What a wonderful way to start off our week. We're excited to giveaway the last five Cricut Expression machines . A big congrats goes out to..."

Monday, August 1, 2011

Giveaway alert!

 You might want to go over to because she has a few goodies to give away that I am sure you don't want to miss.