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, April 27, 2012

I Have A Badge!!!

This is just a short post to let you know i now have a blog button:))))) My awesome sone made it for me and i love it, so if you want to be able to pop over and check in quickly and follow me, Please grab my button and let me know that you did, I truly appreciate it,

 Happy crafting...cathy plus5

Saturday, April 21, 2012

So Cute layout

I decided to amke another attempt at a scrap book layout. I have only done a couple.   I decided to use the paper for DCWV  Blossoms and Butterflies stack.   It is such a fun stack, bright and colorful.  Besides this stack, I used 2 tear Bear Elephants with supplies I got from the Beary Scrap store,  I used Rubber cement, fabritac, Glue dots, atg gun, yellow ribbon, rhinestones, Cricut cuts from the Paisley cartridge,white gel pen, and assorted inks for highlighting.  Oh and I used my new Paper trimmer from My Memories and the scissors I won from Wescott Brand:))

                         Emma Elephant and flowers and mushrooms from the Cricut  Paisley cartridge.
                         The grasshopper I do not remember which cartridge it came from, sorry:(
I hope you enjoyed my project for today!!  come back again soon, and follow me if you like what you see:)
Happy crafting~~Cathy
do not for get. this month spend 50 dollars in Close To My Heart, and get the Dotty For You for $5!!!  It really is beautiful paper that will make some real nice cards or smashing layouts. Just click in the button on the top right and the link will take you to where you can place an order, TYIA:))

Monday, April 16, 2012

birthday cards

 Teddy Tear bear celebrates  his birthday with Close to my Heart Stella papers and balloons from Cricuts Elmo Party cartridge.

 Penny Penquin is celebrating with assorted scrap papers and stickers from Jolee, that I won from EK Success brands giveaway.

Hilda hippo is celebrating on DCWV papers and Cricui Art Philosophy cartridge flowers.

Hope you like the cards, I was celebrating today...I finally made it passed 100 followers:))
Happy Crafting~~ Cathy

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Party invites from Scraps

Last night I was asked to do a couple quick examples for party invites, so I pulled out my scraps, my Art Philosophy Cartridge and some Close to My Heart Stamp sets and a little bling and through these together, not bad for one hours work.  thanks for stopping in to check them out, If you would like to get your own Art Philosophy cartridge which is exclusive to Close To My Heart... message me,I will be happy to order it for you, or you can go to my website, browse the catalog and order it at you won't be sorry,the cartridge is surely to be my favorite...great cards cuts and flowers and letter and great treat box shapes, you will love it too!!

Happy Crafting!~~ Cathy

Thursday, April 12, 2012

A wonderful Birthday

Teddy tear bear is here again wishing someone a happy Birthday!  I used the Elemental Papers from Close to My Heart.  The cuts on the card are from the Art Philosophy cartridge...Have I mentioned that I love it??? Well I do,  the cuts are awesome, some of the images and tags are designed to fit the Acrylic stamp sets, it is awesome.  By the way, if you would like to order any of these fine products from Close To My Heart,  I am now a  Consultant and would be more than Happy to help you out.  Messag me or you can go straight to my website here .

I made a chocolate brown Tear bear, with supplies I bought from the Beary Scrap, and I found a red and white checkered ribbon in my stash that I thought looked good with the bear, I used the olive stamp pad from CTMH and the stamp from the set..Frames Tags and Borders.,  White card stock, and the Desert sand from the Elementals paper pack.  Hope you like him:)))  Happy Crafting~~ cathy

U and me 4 ever

Hello my crafty "blends".  I finally got to play with my Art Philosophy cartridge I got when I purchased the Consultant kit from Close to MY Heart.  I just Looooove it!!  It has some amazing card shapes and tags and I love the flower cuts and trees and butterflies.... well you get the  What I love too is some of the Acrylic stamps have the size written next to them that you would cut the image with on the cCricut with the AP cartridge so they are sized to fit perfectly together.

I used the papers from the Elemental pack and some Kraft card stock, the flower cut from the AP cartridge, ribbon, and rhinestones to match.  The stamp is from the Frames Tags and Borders  My Acrylic stamp set.  The ink is from Close To My Heart... Lagoon.  The Stamp is U and me 4 ever and I put it on the tag cut to size from AP cart.

I also used my white gel pen for faux stitching and it is hard to see, but there are 2 champagne glassed next to the flower under the bow.

I hope you like the card and come back for another card. happy crafting:)  Cathy

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter

I just want to post a very Happy Easter to all my friends and family old and new.  Today I have all my children and grand children here for a ham dinner that is smelling oh so good right now:)  Today our Lord was resurrected and conquered death for us...thank you.

Today is also my one year blogaversary!!!!  One year ago I embarked  on a new journey. It has been fun, I got to meet and talk to some wonderful people, saw tons of inspiration  and talent.I also learned a bunch of great techniques learned neat tips and purchased a bunch of great new products,  What a great ride.  I have learned and grown a lot in my own talent.  Thank you everyone.  I have gained 97 followers, had hoped to at least hit 100 or more,  still a work in progress I guess:)

I also want to post Close To My Hearts' April Stamp of the month, so you can add to your stamp collection. It is a wonderful set, As I am sure you will,agree.  If you would love to add this set you may go to my website by clicking here and submitting your order, if you have any questions leave a comment here and I will be sure to get back to you......Thank you and happy crafting!!!   Cathy

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Dotty for you, from Close to my Heart!!!

Good afternoon my crafting friends, I just wanted to share with you this months featured Paper pack is "Dotty For You".  It certainly looks like a fun, colorful paper pack,  Great  papers for creating colorful Spring time cards,and wonderful family layouts.   Feel free to pop over to my website here and take a look around and order this fine paper pack,  Other ways to get yours :

When you place an order of $35 or more in products from the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book between April 17 and May 31, you may add the Dotty for You paper packet, valued at $19.95, for just $5. Dotty for You includes 24 specially designed, coordinating B&T Duos® sheets (2 each of 12 patterns) and an artwork idea insert to get your creative juices flowing. But that’s not all! There are two ways you can get this darling paper packet FREE!
  • Hostesses will receive a free Dotty for You paper packet when their Gathering sales total $400 or more (excluding tax, shipping/handling, and Operation Smile donations).
  • New Consultants who sign up between April 1 and May 31 will receive a free Dotty for You paper packet with their kit.                                                                                           Soon I will be giving you sneak peeks of projects I am going to create with these ffine papers.
Happy crafting~~Cathy