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!!


Monday, April 29, 2013


I just wanted to pop in and give you a heads up on a giveaway that a friend of mine Kathy of Double K Krafts shared.  Here is the link...go check it out.

Tell her I sent you.  Oh and while you are here.. here is a before and after of a cookie bakery box I altered for a craft group I am in.


Supplies list:
pastry box
flwers I made using Art Philosophy cartridge
DCWV papers
lacy trim
tacky glue
Xyron Create  Sticker
Hope you like it, thanks for stopping in:)


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Graphic 45 Tri Fold cards

Graphic 45 Secret Garden

Hello everyone, Tonight i want to share with you a couple of Tri Fold cards I made the other day.  I made them with the Graphic 45 papers I won from MOMz Ebay Designs group.   I was sooooo excited, I have been drooling over the papers and just could not get them right off.  They are sooo pretty.  

I made them one day and they sold the next, which I was not surprised, It is hard to make these papers look bad.

  Supplies used fpr both cards:
Graphic 45 Secret Garden papers/paper embellishments
mini flowers from KinderStampO
lg. acrylic flower form MB Treasurista
sm metal lady bug from Momenta
butterfly from Michae's Recollections
Ribbon from my stash
flat back pearls
liquid glass
Martha Stewart Score board
MS fern punch
Cricut cartridge Art Philosophy for the word MOM
CTMH  For My Friend stamp
Fiskar paper trimmer

Here is the second card.
Thanks for stopping in and please come back:)  Happy crafting, Cathy

Monday, April 22, 2013

Mini Album sneak Peek

Good Morning
Happy Monday and Earth Day to all!!  I hope you all had a great weekend, I know  I did. I got to make some paper flowers, a couple of cards and make a mini album  for a workshop next weekend.  I can not believe I was able to do all this in one weekend!!!  I am just going to show you the front page of it, more pictures to come later, I do not want the other girls to see the album finished, I think it will be more fun to create and be surprised how it turns out.  I used the Chantilly paper pack and paper embellies from Close To My heart.  I love that set!!!!  Such pretty papers, great for Spring and Summer projects.  

Stop over to my website and check out other great products and start your own fun mini,

If you are looking to get your hands on this awesome paper pack,  Close to my Heart is Having an AWESOME promotion  going on this month....Sign up to be a consultant for as little as $49.00 and you not only get the kit. you get 4 sets of Stamps of the month for FREE!!!!

So you will get 7 sets of stamps..paper pack, embellishments, catalogs, inks, blocks, bling and soooo much more.   just go to my website, click on the opportunities tab and you are on your way.

Have a great Day and Happy Crafting    Cathy

Sunday, April 14, 2013

flowers for you:)

 Three Dimensional flower tutorial

here is the recipe for the beautiful flowers, I cut them from the Art Philosophy Cartridge available through Close To My Heart, which you can get by going to my

the daisy I used is on page 28 and the center is on page 69, the picky flower.  I cut the daisy as follows... 3 @ 2 3/4 inches,  3 @ 2  1/2 inches and 3 @ 2. inches.  for the center I cut the picky flower @ 2 1/2 inches, rolled it and used liquid glass to hold it closed.  I used a paper piercer to bend each of the petals, you can also use a tooth pick, and then I glued each layer of flowers together largest to smallest, staggering them to fill in the gaps..  have fun making them, WARNING...they are

Just sharing some more flowers I put together today, hope you had a great Sunday!


Saturday, April 13, 2013

first flower swap

I am just popping in to share with you the flowers I made for the first ever flower swap I have been in.  It is with a bunch of sweet ladies on Facebook in the group "Creative Swappers"   I made the daisies which I spoke of the other day and then I made white/yellow roses with the retro flower punch and then I made a layered flower from the Artiste cartridge.  I will be sending them off next week, hope the girls like them

Hope you are having a great weekend....Cathy

Thursday, April 11, 2013

paper flowers!

Good evening bloggers,I just wanted to share with you the Close to my Heart's April stamp of the month. .Check out Aprils' Stamp of the month...$17.95 ORRRRRR you can get it for $5.00 with the purchase of $50.00 or more before tax and shipping, this month only...after April 30th it will be unavailable. You can also get it FREE, as well as May June and July's Stamps of the month, by befoming a Close To My Heart consultant this month!!! that is awesome. go to my website, click on the opportunities tab and you are on your way to an awesome and a great job!!

Get These FREE!!!!


While I am here I wanted to share some paper flowers I made today with the Close To My Heart's Art Philosophy cartridge,my glue gun, Lindy Stamp gand Starburtst Stains and a paper piercer..that;s it:)

Art Philosophy bundle!!!!

Thanks for visiting!!   Happy Crafting, Cathy

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


 Hello to all my crafting happy bloggy friends!!  Today I wanted to show you a little of a Mini album I have been working on, using the Buzz and Bumble paper pack from Close To My Heart/  It is one of my favorite paper packs this month.  I really am having a fun tome working on it. Anxious to do another one , only this time I am going to use the Chantilly paper pack,

Before I get started on my mini, I just want to remind you there is a promotion going on right now that you can get April, May June and July's Stamps of the month for FREE when you join my team as a CLOSE TO MY HEART  consultant.  with as little as $49.00 you can get your srtater kit, and be on your way to getting a great discount, a manageble sale requirement and sharing your love of creating with others.  all you need to do is go to my website and click on opportunities and you are on your way.  There is loads of support and you can be part of my team "Mainely Hearts".  if you have any questions, I would be happy to help.
This is the cover to my mini/......

page 1, with pockets and tags...

 Page three and fold out page with matting and a Waterfall element...

page 4 with Mat and slide out mat....

 Page 5 is a Slider card element, with side slideout mats as well...

Page 6 has several mats..
page 7 has 3 different size mats with arrows as the tab...

and page 8 is in the works:)))

thanks for visiting , hope you like my project

Happy Crafting ~~~~ Cathy