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, May 31, 2012


Just wanted to pop in and help a crafter out and also let you all in on a giveaway,  here at Jessicas' blog Craftin' and Stampin'.  She is setting a goal of 250 followers and almost there!!   Stop in and giver her some love:) Tell her I sent you, please.

Happy Crafting~Cathy

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

grad party Layout

Hi crafters, I finally got around to putting a page together of my "babies" graduation party.  He graduated in 2009.  Better late than never.
I made a black and white Panda Tear Bear to add to the layout as you can see, Love those bears.   they are so fuzzy.  I an I used my Art Philosophy cartridge of course, Love it!!  I used it for the daisies, the 2009 the lace on the sides, the 3-D flowers, the letters, and the banner on the top.  I used Colorbok, DCWV and Core'dinations papers.  I used the MS special Occasions cartridge for the hat.  thanks for checking in!

If you have a minute and would not mind, I am in a contest with scrapbook layouts and I am in the top 25.  Create For Less is sponsoring the contest and the layout with the most votes wins $50 to $150.00.  All you have to do is go to the link below and click "like on the picture, that is it... Easy Peasey!!  thanks

Happy crafting~cathy

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I need your votes:)

Yay me, I am a finalist in the contest by CreateForLess.   I am one of the top 25.  I did a layout with pictures of my in-laws using the Sonoma papers from Close to My Heart.  All you have to do is go to their Facebook page and vote, here is the link

I so appreciate it.  Cathy

Monday, May 28, 2012

Crayola coloring

I hope everyone had a nice Holiday weekend, from what I see from my friends on Facebook,  half way through cooking, we ran out of propane, lol.  So cranked up the oven and broiled, was still good::)
We had a fun time. blew bubble with the grand kids and ate watermelon:)  I also found a little time this weekend to craft, imagine that.  What I did was, tried my hand again at coloring with Crayola Colored pencils..I recently won 2 stamps from Melissa Pinter from and Stampnplus.  

 This stamp is from Mary Helen Goulds collection...Apple Cart.  I used Dotty For You Papers from Close to my Heart, Darice rhinestones, buttons from my stash, Many Thanks stamp from Michaels and Atg gun
 Here are the stamps I won, they were unmounted.
This is the second card I did with another of May Helen Goulds collection..Honey Bear...The paper is DCWV,  the stamp and ink from Close to My Heart, card stock is Core'dinations the butterfly is from MBTreasurista. Darice rhinestones and atg gun and Glue Dots.

Thanks for checking in..Happy Crafting Cathy:)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Vote for me May 26th to 29th

Close To My Heart is having a National Scrap Month contest and I entered a card in it. The card is posted above. Please go to Close  To My Heart Facebook page and click on the National scrapbook contest button in the upper right of their page and it will take you to the contest submissions , look for my card and vote, easy as you please.  I am hoping to win, with your support!!  Thank you in advance,  Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Fathers day card

I just wanted to quickly post a fathers day card I made tonight, using 3 Birds on Parade cartridge for the grill, and MS seasonal cartridge and art Philosophy cartridge and one of my bears with supplies from the beary Scrap.
thanks for peeking in:)

Happy crafting!! Cathy

Jessica"s 400 follower celebration Challenge

Hello my friends,  I decided to enter another of Jessica;s Challenges, this one is for her 400 follower celebration.  The challenge is to browse her blog and find a card, tag, layout or anything that inspires you and create your own to enter and let her know the post you found it on.

While browsing through her blog, I found a lot of nice projects, I saw several things I would love to scrap lift.the One I chose I found here.  I decided to use the Sonoma papers from Close To My Heart, O love those papers
Here is the  
supply list for my card!
Base card is from Core'dinations card stock
the flowers are  Prima Flowers
 string pearls form stash
You are Awesome pendant from Making Memories
CTMH Happy Birthday stamp
feathery yarn from stash
Darice Gems
CTMH Smokey Plum ink
Atg gun

Well I hope you like my card and you will go to Jessicas' celebration and play along and mike sure you tell her I sent you!!!!
Happy Crafting~~ cathy

Monday, May 14, 2012

10 Things stamp set from CTMH card

 Hello my friends I hope you all had a great Mother's day weekend,  I know I did.  My family and relatives all got together for a cookout and the men did the cooking and served the women , it was real nice and the food was excellent!

When we got home that afternoon,  I had a little crafting time and so I made a few cards.  One of them I made what I consider a polar bear Tear Bear, from paper I got from the Beary Scrap and made a body, head and paws to fit into a pocket I made with the papers from the Sonoma paper pack from Close to My Heart.  I love the papers I think they are so pretty. purple is becoming my new favorite color.

The stamp set has for one of it's sayings...10 Things I Miss About you, and so I put in the pocket with the bear I made 10 numbered tags for the card giver to write the 10 things on:)

One other thing I wanted to share with you is the corsage I made for my mother in law.  I made it using the Art Philosophy Cartridge  squealllll...I love that cartridge!!!  I used some tulle and glue gun, ribbon and a pin.  She LOVED it. I was thrilled,

If either of these projects inspired you to want the Art Philosophy cartridge or some of the stamps or papers from Close To My Heart...I am an independent consultant and would be glad to hook you up:))) you can go to my website here 24/7 and shop in the comfort of you jammies.  Grab a coffee and log on to the Idea/catalog and shop away at you leisure:)  If you have any questions just message me and remember with a 35 dollar purchase you can get the Dotty For you paper pack for  $5.00 ( savings of 14.95) and $50.00 or more you can get the stamp of the month  for $5.00, regularly $17.95!!   get your friends to order and you can end up with FREE merchandise, ask me for details.

thanks for stoppin in, please come back:))  Happy Crafting Cathy

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Hello  and Happy Mothers day to all my friends in blog land.  I just want to give you a heads up for June.. Close to My Heart's new campaign for the month of June is AWESOME!! When you buy two stamp sets between the dates of June 1st and June 30th, you will get a 3rd stamp set for FREE!!!!! (Retail value of the free stamp set is up to $17.95). So if you  have been eyeing some stamp sets, you'll have a great opportunity to get a third stamp for FREE!!!!  I know I have a stamp or 2 that I would love.

Also, we are still doing the Dotty for You Paper Pack ---- when you spend $35 or more you get the Dotty for You paper pack for only $5 That special ends on May 31st. So buy some now before it is gone forever! Above is what the Dotty for You paper pack looks like... Fun bright colors and patterns.

I would love for you to stop in and check out the online idea book and catalog on my website here  24/ your jammies if you like and place an order, message me if you have any  questions or if you would like to be a hostess and earn free product for yourself.

Happy crafting:))   Cathy

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Jessica's celebration

Hi crafting friends, I wanted to let you know that Jessica's Craft Shaque is celebrating 400 followers with a lot of fun games and prizes. One of the events is to make a project which was inspired by one of hers and let her know which one it is.  While scrolling her tag projects I saw one that I liked and remembered I had some banner stickers I could use up on my project.

The post I saw that I liked and was inspired by can be found here and the Jessica's celebration is here
thanks for stopping by!!  cathy

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Dotty For You Accordion card

   Boy, it has been a few days since I have posted........ been real busy.  Husband has had a lot of doctor appointments, I have had the grandchildren a lot lately, and of course Spring cleaning has begun.  But I finally managed to get in some crafting time:))
  I just got in the Dotty for You papers from Close To My Heart ( $5.00 with a purchase of $35.00 or more, savings of 14.95!!!).  So I took out my new favorite cartridge  Cricuts' Art Philosophy (Exclusive to Close To My Heart)  and decided to make this card after going through some of the blogs that I bookmarked.  The card I chose I found the tutorial on She's a Sassy Ladies blog here

 Here is another view to show the inside accordion I made with Martha Stewart score board.
Supplies used:
Cricut Art Philosophy
Glue dots
atg gun
1" MB Treasurista butterfly- yellow
Tim Holtz distress ink, Barn door red
Close To My Heart...Dotty for You paper
CTMH Cheer up Stamp
Martha Stewart Score board
Close to MY Heart liquid glass
I hope you like it, stop by again and if you would like to purchase the AR cartridge or these beautiful papers or any of the other wonderful CTMH products, message me or go right to my website 24/4 and browse the online catalog and place your order:)   here.