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!!

Time is running out!!

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

 one and a $99 one. But as of January 1st, there is only

 going to be a $99 dollar option. I would love to have you on

 my team:))) you do not have to be local to me either, sign

up from anywhere in the United states!!! Close to mY heart

 has an awesome support system, all the

 informational/instructional materials at your fingertips, and I

 am a phonecall/internet chat away:) come on board, would

 love to have you!!! go to:

Click on the WHAT WE DO  tab to get started!!!

New catalog coming soon, excitement is building and you will

 love the consultant discount and free product you can


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