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!!


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.


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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


When you  join the Close To My Heart family between November 1 and December 15 and you submit qualifying personal sales,* you will receive a stunning new product, the Picture My Life™ scrapbooking program—FREE! Be sure to share this great deal with your friends!
*Consultants must submit minimum 
qualifying personal sales of $300 by 
March 31, 2014.  
If you reach the qualifying sales for
 this campaign before January 1, you 
will receive your free Picture My Life 
product after January 1st.   I would LOVE to 
have you join my team!!!

Head to mw ebsite and click on the Opportunuties tab to get started.

THANKS!! Cathy

Sunday, November 3, 2013

CTMH Sparkle and Shine

Sparkle and Shine!!

I have been having so much fun with the Close to My Heart Sparkle and Shine papers!!  I used them recently had to make some cards up for a CTMH Club gathering I started and there were 12 of us women there and they all loved working with these papers.  They coordinate so well with each other.
They are in the Holiday From the Heart Gift guide..(X7176b) .  A couple of the coordinating inks are Ruby (Z2170) and Juniper(Z2165) . here are a few of the cards I put together...

side view..

Third..Gift card holder


Last but not least...wooden letters
Phew... been busy.
Other supp;ies used were Winter frolic cartridge for the tree cuts,Flakey Friends CTMH stamp set(C1506), Red and white Tulle,  CTMH Sparkles(z1263), atg gun, scor tape,Perfect Fit Holidays stamp set (B1412) Frosted workshop stamp set(G1063), Artiste cartridge(Z1790) and Base and Bllig Floral accents(Z1883)

If you would like the specifics on any particular card, please let me know, be glad to share. Below is what I am going to work on next, it is in the holiday gift guide too..(Z1913)..Also in case you did not know, if you order $100.oo from the Holiday guide and fall winter idea book you can choose any of the Star items in the gift guide FREE!!!!

By the way ... From November 1—December 15,
 new Consultants who enroll with either the
 Essentials or Master New Consultant Kit may also receive a brand-new exciting product from the Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book. To be eligible for the freeproduct, the new Consultant must remit $300 in commissionable personal sales by March 31, 2014. (Plenty of time to do it)

What's the new product? It's the gorgeous new Picture My Life™ scrapbooking program. There are 8 fresh and stunning design themes to choose from, each one featuring 122 double-sided, designed cards in a mix of 3" x 4" and 4" x 6", plus a 12"x12" cover page to bring your album together beautifully. You also get 10 Memory Protectors™ with new formats designed just for this program and lots of your photos. It's a retail value of $24.95 but it’s FREE to qualifying new Consultants! 

You can start earning your Picture My Life program FREE right now when they sign up. Consider it: when you order the Essentials Kit and qualify for the offer, you will receive more than $180 in products and supplies, plus commission on your sales, all for just $49. Add to that the perks of Straight To The Top, and a new Idea Book coming win !!!! contact me now, or go to my website and click the opportunities tab and get started..Fun fun fun!!! you will love it.

Hope you enjoyed todays post.. please come back, Cathy