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, December 29, 2013

Quick!! Join in!!

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Just want to give you a heads up...if you were thinking of

joining my team as a Close To My Heart consultant, now is

 the time. right now there are 2 kits available to you, a $49

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Happy New Year!!! Cathy

Saturday, December 28, 2013


Good morning friends.  Been a real busy Holiday this year.  Have not had much creating time.  But this week I was able to create a quick card usinf Tim Holtz distressing inks.  I was at a good friends home and she had a similar picture in a frame on a shelf, as the one above.  I tild her it would be pretty I thought as a card, and so the next day, i pulled out my inks, as well as my heat embossing gun and MS embossing powder and Versamark ink and SU tree stamps and made the card above.   I am anxious to see what she thinks of the likeness:)))

Have a great day!!
Happy crafting, Cathy

Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!!
I know I have not posted here for some time, I have been real busy babysitting and crafting, and finishing up special orders.  I have missed you all.  After Christmas, I will have a lot of craft projects and Christmas gifts moved out of my room (where I craft) and on to their forever homes, and then look out. going to be a crafting
But before the Holidays come and go, I want to wish you ALL a ver Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

"Cuttin' and Stampin' DT Call 2014"

Oh boy!!! I just saw that Cuttin' and Stampin' is having a DT call.  There are a few different positions they are looking to fill. I have not tried out for a DT in a while and thought I would give it a try..

  First of all I am going to give a little Bio of me..I am a wife  of 33 years and mother of 4 grown sons.  I also have 2 grand daughters and a grand son that I love very much.  I have always love crafting in one way or another , but the craft I am truly in love with is paper crafting.  I started 2 and 1/2 years ago and I am so addicted to it.
I was on a couple of design teams...Kinderstampo, My Cricut Craft Room and Jen's Digi Stamps.

My favorite type of paper crafting is cards, gift boxes, tags and minis.  I like to try any paper craft at least once:)    I do a lot of my paper crafting in a little cramped spot in my room, because my hubby has Primary Progressive MS and spends a lot of time in bed,so in order to be around him, that is where my creativity takes off:))  Below I am sharing a few of my favorite projects...hope you like.

I post some of my projects to Pinterest......

I guess this is just a few:)) well wish me luck and good luck to you as well!
If you would like to try out you can pop on over here, and find out all the details .


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

getting Christmas ready

Good morning all, how is everyone doing?  I have been so busy. I have had a lot of special orders, which I normally do this time of year.  A bove is a special order Close To My Heart advent calendar made with the Cubby which is on the retiring list, so if you would like to make your own you will have to go shopping on my website, and get one.

And then I made a few cards.. 

I am going to mis the holiday seasons, making Christmas cards I thin k is my favorite type of card.

I hope you enjoyed my projects as much as I enjoyed making them.
Have a crafty day   .....Cathy

Friday, November 22, 2013

2014?? coming to quickly

Good evening everyone.
TGIF...what a long week.  I had no car this week and the time went slowly.  Usually I play taxi and run around alot.  but not this week.  I did not get any extra crafting in though like I hoped.  I did get some.  Christmas and December are right around the corner and I am just not ready.  I have about 20 more chipboard mini calendar fridge magnets to make.  Some i hope to sell to get some extra Christmas money and the rest I will have as gifts.
I wanted to pop in and share a couple of them that I have made with you.


and #3

Thanks for stopping in, and while you are here I just want to share with you that Close To My Heart has a list of retiring items and you may want to hurry on over to my webstore and check it out, ther may be sometihing on the list you may want to get, it is while supplies Hurry....


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Get your Sparkle and Shine!!

Good morning everyone.  I can not believe I am posting in ther morning!!!  I usually post in the  Well I have been real busy lately, making cards, calendars, snowmen and  Candy bar wrappers for the holidays.  I wanted to just pop in and make a quick post of a couple things i worked on Yesterday.  I am loving working with the Close to My Heart SPARKLE AND SHINE papers...

I had not embossed with powders in a long time, when I got the Mary and Babe stamp set from CTMH, I knew this was a set that I needed to emboss how it tuned out.

then On a cutsey note....

and then I have one set of Promarkers and I wanted to try my hand at coloring this cute little Unity stamp I got from my Awesome sister..

Now I just have to finish him off by coloring the Christmas balls, then i can add him to a card:0)  

Hope you like my creations and will come again!!


Monday, November 18, 2013

Dump truck wrapper

 Good evening friends, before I show you my most recent craft, I want to remind you of the November Stamp of the Month for Close To My Heart.  Shop with us and get this adorable stamps set for $5 with a 50 dollar or more purchase, (before tax and shipping) or purchase it out right for $17.95.
  While you are there...check out the items in the Holiday gift guide...

Now for the hershey bar wrapp I made for a customer for a little boys birthday party... the theme is construction vehicles and they wanted dump trucks for the wrapper...

Voila... I used the Cricut for the yellow piece (Art Philosophy) the rest I did free hand or with punches and corner rounder..
that's it, hope you like and will come back again.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Sparkle and Shine with Close To My Heart

Sparkle and Shine

Today I had the whole afternoonto make cards and that is exactly what I did!!!
I took out my Close To My Heart Sparkle and Shime papers and the CTMH inks to match and got to work ...

Here Is a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 card using the Ginderbread andArtiste cartridges.  I made a poinsettia and  3d bow and used CTMH red sparkle ribbon to help it pop..

Here is another 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 card using Art Philosophy cartridge and CTMH Sparkle and Shine paper and  some assorted embellishments from my stash...

Here is a card made with the CTMH Artbooking cartridge as well as the ART  PHILOSOPHY cartridge.  I just love the deer cut!!  For this time of year, I am finding I like the Juniper, Ruby, and the Chocolate inks from CTMH...I am using them a lot.
I made more, will post the rest tomorrow. Oh, i wanted to post another one that I made special order...Not CTMH, but it was fun..

Had fun with this
thanks for stopping by:)


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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Vegas wedding card Artiste style

Close to my Heart's Artiste cartridge..

Good evening everyone.
How is your day been?  Mine was pretty good.  I slept for 12 hours last night, must have needed it.  waas a little stressed yesterday and I took a toll I guess.  Today was a good day:)  I did squeez in a little time to creat a card for a customer. She wanted one for a family member or friend that got married in Vegas.  

I took out my Artiste cartridge and fired her up so I could use the playing card shapes on it.  And of course I used black red and white paper. I added some lace ribbon to it from Really Reasonable Ribbon, half back pearl, atg gun, zig pen ribbon paper clip from the laughing Lola collection from Close To My Heart, as well as the Base and Bling Flowers. and here it is!
(the stamp  is also from Close to My Heart.)
Just a friendly reminder, ther is a mini Holiday guide out right now from CTMH with some fabulous product, some it is WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, so head over and check it out...also If you spend $100.00 between the holiday guide and  the Idea book, you can select a STAR item FREE!!

Also check out the November Stamp of the Month that can be yours for $5.00 with a qualifying $50.00 Purchase


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*Consultants must submit minimum 
qualifying personal sales of $300 by 
March 31, 2014.  
If you reach the qualifying sales for
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will receive your free Picture My Life 
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THANKS!! Cathy