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!!


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Carson''s Creations Blogaversary

Good morning to all my "blends", I just wanted to give you a heads up on a fellow crafters 2nd blogaversary.  Also she is having a giveaway to celebrate it!!  Head over to her blog and give her some love and congratulate her:)  Her post is here at .   Thanks and have a crafting fun day!!
    Happy Crafting, cathy

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Craftin Desert Diva's giveaway

I just found  2 sisters that are starting a new blog and are looking for followers to share their joy of paper crafting. AAAND they are having a 200 follower giveaway, when they reach 200 they will give one lucky follower a $100.00 Michael's Gift Card!!!!!!   So what are you waiting for, lets go give them some bloggy LOVE.  chech the out here.   Cathy

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

2nd post for today!

Tackled another card today, sorry, but I had to do another 10 Things Stamp card. I just love it, and of course I made another  Teddy Tear bear with my pattern from the Beary Scrap.  This time I threw a pair of glasses on her I will call her Theodora:, she has a pink nose. he he he.

Supplies used: Core'dinations card stock
Bo Bunny gems
Xyron create a sticker
pop dots
CTMH 10 Things stamp set
CTMH ink Smokey Plum
2" circle scallup punch
sticky numbers from my stash
Martha Stewart Seasonal cake cart.
white and black gel pens
papers from Best Creation/ A Walk In The garden
Fiskars Trimmer

thanks for stoppin in today, Come again!

Happy crafting~~ Cathy

Pink card challenge

Hello my crafty friends, today I put together a few cards and one of them I made to enter into a challenge over to Jessica's Craft Shaque.  June 23rd is National Pink day, and one of the challenges was to do a mostly pink card, and since pink and purple are my 2 favorite colors I knew this challenge was for me.  I also wanted to make a card for a Xyron competition and so killed 2 birds with one stone.

   I used several shades of the color pink, and decided to make it a wedding card. Below are the Cartridges used and supplies.

Cartridges:  Art Philosophy and  Designers Calender cartridge

Supplies used:
Xyron Create a sticker
liquid glass
Bo Bunny Gems
Bo Bunny Garden Girl Paper stack
Close to My Heart Stamp/ Celebrations
CTMH Smoothie ink pad
Core'dinations card stock
Bazzill Card stock
Mini string pearls

And that is it.....If you would like to get in on Jessicas' challenge and celebration go here.
I am also entering in the BBTB2   Rose Challenge here
Thanks for stopping by, come back again:)
haooy crafting...Cathy

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

quick post

Hi, I just have a quick post before I turn in for the day!  I had 2 challengeaIentered this card one at Creating the Crafty Life, and the other at Little Scrap Pieces.This weeks challenges were to use the color purple,  So I used my CTMH papers, Sonoma and embellishment, the acrylic flowers and butterfly fro MB Treasurista, gems from Bo Bunny and stamp and ink from CTMH. which you can purchase from me here> .  thanks for stopping by, good night:)
Challenges entered:

Creating the Crafty Life

Little Scrap Pieces... here

FCCB entry

Hi fellow bloggers, I been away a few days, been real busy, but I have managed to put together a couple cards here and there:)  On of them I am entering in a challenge over to Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blog  For this card, I made it into a 5x5 card.  Below is the supplies used.

1) Bo Bunny gems

2) Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge~ for roses, daisy, banner for sentiment and leaves

3) Martha Stewart doily border punch

4) Paisley Cartridge for card cut at 5" and white frame

5) DCWV background paper

6) atg gun

7) CTMH liquid glass

8) mini string pearls

9) Butterfly from MB Treasurista

that is it, easy!!
Thanks for stopping in, follow me if you like what you see, and do not forget to comment,  love to hear what you think:)

happy crafting cathy

Thursday, June 14, 2012

calling all blogging friends

I just wanted to do a quick post to help out my niece, I helped her get a blog up and running today, the world of blogging is very new to her and as well the card making and scrap booking.  She has not posted a card yet, but hopes to soon.  Remember the beginning of your blog adventure?? waiting for people to follow you??  how about we show her some bloggy love and stop by and say hi, and if you like....follow her too:) you can get to her blog here
thanks and happy crafting, Cathy

Monday, June 11, 2012


Good evening friends, first of all  I need help in Identifying the designer of this Digi....I grabbed a few recently and did not Identify the designer when I saved them and I really want to give credit, so If you know who it is, please let me know.
    I made a lot of cards today and so this will be a quick post.  I am ready to hit the hay.
    I used Core'dinations card stock and Bo Bunny bling and K&Co Papers and a stamp fro Michaels..Birthday Wishes.  Black ink pad.  and the coloring was done with Crayolas Colored Pencils.  I also added pink Stickles to the Ice cream, but it does not show up well.

   Thank you for stopping in, please leave me some love:)

Gus Gus

Hello my craftin blogger friends!! Today I had a whole day of card making!! It was awesome.  I got a jump start on my Christmas cards, and got a few birthday cards and a sympathy card done, so more posts to fo;;w.  The first one to show you is From the Cricut Happily Ever After cartridge.  I love Gus Gus, he is so plump and cute:))  the recipe for the card is:

1) Happily Ever After
2) White gel pen
3) asst'd buttons
4) atg gun
5) Darice gems
6) pop dots
7) Core'dinations cardstock
8) K&Co cardstock
9) paper scraps
10) CTMH ink(smoothie)
11) stamp, Michaels
thanks for stopping by, Happy Crafting!!  cathy

Thursday, June 7, 2012

FCCB entry

Good morning crafters, last night I put together a card for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.  I decides to use my Art Philosophy Cartridges to cut the card out, I wanted a window in the card.  Then I picked out a double sided printed paper from Close to My Hearts Dotty For You collection.  and then I looked through the cartridges I have for bugs in it.  I chose the Paisley cartridge.  I love the little lady bug....I used flowers from a punch I have, for the spots.

    The stamp is from the sentiments from Close to My Heart.  The flowers are cut from the art Philosphy Cartridge (which I love!!!! which you can order from me at ).  I used liquid glas and atg gun to hold it all together, and a black stamp pad.   thanks for stopping in and make sure to check out the other great projects here

thanks for stopping by~~ Cathy

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Stamp N Plus Challenge

Well I am about to call it a night, but before I do I wanted to add another entry in a challenge.  Over at Stamp N Plus, they are having their first Challenge and it is a Black and White challenge... their first 2 challenges I believe you do not have to use their stamps, but after this then you do.  Today I chose to use one of their's that I won, I love it, it is a Mary Helen Gould stamp.  I just stamped it on white card stock and I used papers from Simply Chic, a collection from Glimpses by SignifyPink/  I used an ATG gun, my art Philosophy cartridge.  I added some gems from BoBunny  on the small white flowers I cut from a punch I have.

I just noticed I forgot to add my personal info where water mark goes...what a  I put a little strig of beads and a sentiment from some stamps I picked up at a discount shop and voila!!!  hope you like it!! Go check thh\em out here and enter your own:)  have fun////Cathy

Heart to Heart CHALLENGE

Good evening crafty friends, tonight I am going to enter this card in the Heart to heart challenge.  This weeks challenge is BLACK and WHITE and one other  COLOR, and of course you must use Close To My Heart materials.  Easy Peasey!!  So here goes......
Recipe for today's project:
1) Art Philosophy Cartridge
2) Stamp from the Sentiments set
3) small flower punch
4) Blush paper from the Lucy paper pack
5) black and white card stock
6) liquid glass
7) bonding memories
8) checkered ribbon from my stash
9) black ink
10) gems from Darice

not all are from CTMH, I am a brand new consultant and supplies are low, but trying:)  Hope you like y first entry in your challenge, hope to do more.  If anyone out there would like to get in on the challenge go here.

Thanks for stopping in.  If you like it leave a comment:)   Happy Crafting~~ Cathy

Monday, June 4, 2012

You Rock!! / I won!!

Hello everyone, hope you all had a real nice weekend, we are a little soggy here in Maine, I would really like to see some sun.....ugh. Actually staying in doors has advantages, a little more craft time. lol.  I put together a little Father's day card for dads that are groovy and love music.  I used sentiment stamp from My Creative Time ..Your My Best Buddy  set.  I also used DCWV scrap papers I had and the guitar cut from  Cricut Alphabet and the cut up top for the father's day sentiment from art Philosophy cartridge.  Rhinestones are Darice and of course the cream colored TeddyTear Bear I made with supplies from the Beary Scrap.  Hope you like him:)

 I also have some good news to share...I entered a scrapbook layout I made into a contest held by CreateForLess.  I made one  of my in laws,with Close To My Heart papers Sonoma collection.  They were awarding 3 prizes, 1st place with most facebbook votes, receives $150.00 shopping spree at CreateForLess, 2nd place $100.00 and 3rd place gets $50,00 shopping spree.   I WON SECOND PLACE!!   I was so excited, can not wait to go shopping,  Above is what I submitted:)  I am walking on air right now. Thank you to all and anyone who voted for me.

Thanks for peeking in and happy crafting.
~~HEADS UP!!!~~

Stampaganza Time!
June 2012 Constant Campaign
Purchase any two stamp sets (sizes A, B, C, D, or E) at full retail price and receive a third stamp set of your choice FREE (of equal or lesser value)—a savings of up to $29.95! So what are you waiting for??? contact me or visit my online website 24/7 at Now would be a great time to host a gathering, sales can add up fast and before you know it you will have FREE merchandise!!!


Friday, June 1, 2012

Stampganza time!!!

     STAMP LOVERS ALERT!!!! June's Constant campaign is Stampganza!! Throughout the month you can purchase and 2 stamp sets (sizes A,B,C,D,OR,E) YOUR CHOICE, and the 3rd one is FREE of equal or lesser value, a savings of up to $29.95!! I know you will want to get in on this great sale, message me, to order, and also this is a great incentive to host your own party and get yourself some FREE merchandise. message me or go to my online website posted below, but if your order goes over $150.00, do it through me and you can get free merchandise:)) I look forward to serving you, website> 

Shop with me any time on my website here>>

Thanks for stopping by
happy crafting~~ cathy


Now that I have your I wanted you to know I entered a scrapbook layout in a contest by CreatForLess, and I need your votes :)  I am not asking you to vote if you think it is ugly, of course, but if you like it then all you have to do is click like on the facebook entry  which voting closes today at 5pm.  so time is running out.  Go to the link below and click like!!
 1st pace wins 150.00 in GC at CreateFor Less, 2nd wins $100,oo and 3rd wins $50.00.  I made the top 25 !!

Thanks BUnches and Bunches!!  cathy