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, September 30, 2013

October Stamp of the Month/ calendar

Close To My Heart
Stamp of the Month
Scandinavian Wishes

Have youe checked out the adorable projects above that you can create with CTMH's October Stamp of the month: Scandinavian Wishes??  I do not know about you, but I have not been able to contain my excitement this year with Close To My Hearts' adorable stamps and papers.  Going to be festive around here, and I am sure my relatives will enjoy receiving the cards I am making with CTMH's products.

Anxious to get my stamp in the mail.  How about You?? Are you ready to get you self up to your elbows in fun???  You can get the Scandinavian Wishes set for $5.00 with a purchase of $50.00 or more(before tax and shipping). why don;t you grab a cup of coffee and relax..head to my CTMH website and take a gander..Christmas will be here before you know it.
( I am looking to reach a personal goal in next 2 days of 40 more dollars in sales..can ya help me out??)

Before you go, here is an advent Calendar I am working on..
If you would like to make one too, you can order the  Cubbie and the Artiste cartridge on my CTMH website as well..soo fun

 Here is a card I made for a friend

Thanks for stopping by:)

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Tools of the Trade

If you would like to get setr up with any of these tools or have any questions...message me or head to my website here,

thanks for stopping by..Cathy

Artiste...Santa wreath

Santa wreath

Good evening everyone, I have been getting into the spirit of Fall and getting an early start on Christmas decor..not to mention Craft fairs.   So today I picked up a couple rolls of Tulle and a styrofoam wreath ring and started a cuttin.  I cut a bunch, and by bunch I mean ALOT of strips and started tying around the styrofoam wreath.   Two thirds of it I did red and the last third I did white.  

Ather they were all tied on,  I cut out the mittens from the Artiste cartridge from Close to my Heart..

the mittens at 4 inches, (which I ran through the Cuttlebug).. as well as the Ho Ho Ho, but the Ho Ho Ho, was cut 4 inches on white and 4 and a quarter in green to give it a shadow, and glued off center, and added a couple rhinestones ...gotta have the BLING,lol.

the boots, I could not find a cut for them, so I free handed them.
the eyes were made with circles from the Art  Philosophy cartridge..1  3/4 INCHES, for the  pink of the eye, cut in half and inked with Tim Holtz barn Red distress ink, and the eye balls ..1and 1/2 in white and 1 1/4 in black. The nose in pink at 2 inches and inked the same and hilighted with white gel pen.

Well that is about it..hope you like it. going to try to come up with other ideas for these wreaths.  Have a good night!!

Friday, September 27, 2013

The Paper Boutique: Silhouette Sale and Portrait Giveaway!

The Paper Boutique: Silhouette Sale and Portrait Giveaway!: Can you believe thanks to Silhouette, I am giving away another Silhouette Portrait? I am so thankful to be part of these giveaways! I love...

The Paper Boutique: Silhouette Sale and Portrait Giveaway!

The Paper Boutique: Silhouette Sale and Portrait Giveaway!: Can you believe thanks to Silhouette, I am giving away another Silhouette Portrait? I am so thankful to be part of these giveaways! I love...

Thursday, September 19, 2013

CTMH flower Fall Wreath

Good afternoon everyone..
Been real busy lately making special orders and getting ready for fall. plus hubbie not feeling well. so not been blogging at all. BUt I just finished a wreath I wanted to share with you.  Made it with the cartridges form Close to My heart ..Art Philosophy and Artiste , as well as Simply Scarecrow.  I used some CTMH papers and some color bok and flat back pearls and wooden buttons, CTMH inks for shading and glue gun.  Hope you like It. I also hope the customer is pleased.

I also would like to remind you I am looking to get 150 Likes for my Close To My Heart business page, and when I reach it I am ging away a nice stamp set.!! so head to my FB page here and Like..comment...and share my could win!!

I also put together a few Haloloween gift bags , to share today too

Hope the recipents like them :)

ALSO if you need anything form Close to My Heart, now is a good time..if you spend $50.00 or more, you will qualify for the September stamp of the month for $5.00 


this tri[le stamp set for $10.00

Thanks for stopping by!!  Cathy

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Huntington layout and a giveaway!!

Close To MY Heart Huntington layout

Good morning all..Man have I been busy lately.  My Husband has had hospital stays, doctor appointments and physical therapy that has me hopping, nevermind the babysitting and regular every day
But... I manged to get in a quick project.  I recently ordered the My Creations 6x6 canvas frame (Z1818) from Close To My Heart amd the Huntington paper pack (X7174B)  and made a small scrap layout to hang on the wall.  I LOVE the Hintington papers.  I love fall colors anyways.  I used a metal dragonfly I got from Michaels to embellish it and I made my own flower for it from a paper punch and some Lindy Stamp gang spray.  The Frame cut and the leaf border and the mostly hidden Colonial white paper honeycomb cut were all from the Cricut Artbooking cartridge (Z1905)

Other supplies I used was Modge podge to adhere the first white mat. the rest of the layers I used atg gun, fabritac or my zig pen.

I also made the stick pen from some beads I purchased at Walmart. I also used buttons from my stash and Glue Dots vellum adhesive sheets and CTMH crystal gems.

If you would like to purchase any of the CTMH products..please head to my web page and be sure to click on the National Stamping month join.  And do not forgetif you spend $50.00 or more before tax ansd shipping you can get the stamp of the month for $5.00 (reg $17.95) 

 Annnnd, you can get the Stamp set trio..You are My Happy, ( a $47.90 value)  for ONLY $10.00!!!!  Hurry get get in on it while it lasts!!!

I also want to let you know I am having a giveaway on my FB business page, I am aiming for 150 LIKES on my page, so stop by , give my page a like and comment that you did and share my page, that is it!! when I reach 150 I will be giving away a Close to My Heart stamp set!!!, so head here and like my page and comment that you did and share !!

Thanks for stopping by, pleas come again!!