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, March 31, 2014

coloring Whimsy...

Good evening Crafters!!
What a was one of those days I really needed a do over. Wicked mood swings, you would think I was pregnant...But no, not at
Well, in the midst of it all, I put together a card.  I love my card making and paper is a happy place for me.  not all my creations I am totally happy about, but it is more about the fun than the gratification at the you know what I mean??   Well enough is the card I made with Whimsy stamp,"Bella Sole collecting flowers" and papers from My Minds Eye..Here is happy record it.

I am new at this coloring with markers thing, I used Spectrum Noir markers.  I have to practice more, but oh what fun.
I hope you like todays card and will come back again soon and leave a little love before you go:)

Also..reminder..As of April first, you can get a Cricut collection, including 700 images, as well as 3 stamp sets and 3 sheets of chipboard pieces that coordinate with the cartridge you chose for Free!!! all you have to do is join my team for $99.00 for which you will get around $309.00 worth of product in your kit ANNNND if you reach the straight to the top goal after joining, you can even get that back!  How cool is that, it is a win win, you could potentially get over four hundred dollars worth of product FREE,  So what are you waiting for head to my website and click on the tab "What do we do" and sign up. would love to have you on my team.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Free Close to My Heart cartridge set!!!

Here's how...... Join my team for $99.00 and get all you see below..annnnd you can get...drum rolllllllll

Alllll this ....
a Cricut collection of your choice..including, a cartridge with 700 images...3 acrylic stamp sets that coordinate with the cartridge and 3 sheets of fun chip board stapes that coordinate with the cartridge you choose!!!! ( this collection sells for 99 dollars a set)
When you say???  Any time in April, join my team, enjoy getting 22% off your purchases and get 22% of your sales!! get to see and play with product before the public gets too, have fun meeting new crafters and playing with a great line of products!!!  I would love to have you on my team!!!  I will be waiting to hear from you!!!

Happy Crafting!!!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Creating Blog Hops Cafe HOP!!

Happy Saturday
Welcome to this months Blog Hop
The Creating Blog Hops Cafe'
This month we have made some Mini Albums to share with you. If you have just stopped by to visit with me, thank you and welcome, but please start at the beginning of the hop with our Hostess, Robin Lane with Create-A-LatteWe would not want you to miss any of these wonderful projects.
So, grab yourself a Latte', sit back and hop along with us as we share our projects with you.
For my project, I made a small Easter mini with the chipboard mini shapes I got when I purchased the Cricut Artiste cartridge Bundle from Close To My Heart.  I used the Artiste cartridge to cut the papers out to cover the chipboard mini as well, fit perfectly.
I made the flower with the Artbooking cart and Art Philosophy, I believe and the pieces for the chickie, were actually  a leaf from Create a Critter, the beak was from CAC too, from a mushroom cut and the chickie feet are actually acorn tops from the same cartridge.

The papers I used were from a paper pad I bought at a local discount store...

And this is my little mini:)   It was fun making it, and the papers are so fun and cute.  so now you can continue on with the hop make sure to give all the girls some love, I am sure they all worked hard on their projects, and besides..who doesn't need lovin"??
This month we have a wonderful Sponsor, Jessica Wilson with Close To My Heart, and she has a fantastic giveaway to share with you today. Jessica is giveaway a Close To My Heart Paper Pack called Lollidoodle.  
Jessica also has a wonderful deal running for the month of April for anyone that joins her CTMH Team in April will receive a Cricut Cartridge Collection of your choice for FREE with the purchase of your New Consultant Kit, that is a $99 value.
Your next stop will be with...

If you get lost along the way here is the entire 
line-up of today's hop for you to get back on track and not miss a single project.
3-  Miranda Enclade -

Thank you for hoping along with us today and I hope that we have inspired you to get your craft on.

 Join my team in April and get a Cricut cartridge collection a savings of 99$  for FREE!!!!! 


Monday, March 24, 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 48

Hello my crafting friends and welcome to the Atlantinc Hearts Sketch challenge

For this weeks challenge I am using the papers from the Skylark paper collection, and a small piece from the dotty for you paper pack for the egg.

For the stamp set I used CTMH Love Life Stamp set.
The inks I used were Honey and lagoon., the Happy Easter stamp is from Jillian Vance designs.

The ribbon is from my stash as well as the "bling".

Well this is my take on the Sketch:)~~So what is yours??
Head over to the AHSC blog and link up with us:)

Thanks for stopping by
Come back again!!!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Easter cards

happy Saturday!! Below is what I have been doing..making a few more Easter cards.. I also had a card class today and had a few girls over and we had a good time playing with some Close To My Heart goodies. Hope you all have a great weekend. Hope you like todays projects:))


Wednesday, March 19, 2014


first I put all the names that commented on the post and became followers and shared on FB, onto strips of paper...

then after I put them in a CTMH recipe box, I shook them up....

then I picked a name...with my eyes closed.. and the winner is....

Michelle Gallant-Gossett
Congratulations Michelle!!!
I will be contacting you.
Thanks for all of you who took the time to enter and show some love!


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Cuttin' & Stampin' Color Challenge

Happy Tuesday everyone!! Today at Cuttin' and Stampin'  on the Green Team, we are doing a color challenge using Blue- Yellow- Green- and Red.  We are using the Simple Stories "homespun" collection.

and the Paper Smooches Stamp..

Just a Note.

here is the card I made using the chip board pieces and other embellishments

And here is the inside..

had fun putting the card together.  I just love the papers and the pieces that come with the kit.  You can get  these papers and other pieces to make cards and other paper projects at the Cuttin' & Stampin' Scrappy Supply Store here.

And we would love you to try the color your entry here.

Please take a moment and leave a comment below as well as with the other Design Team members..we sure do appreciate it and come on back:)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Coloring with Spectrum Noir

Good evening!!

Today, my sister, and daughter in law got together and colored like a couple of  But did we ever have fun. we had a few set of Spectrum Noir markers between us all and decied to practice with them with what we watched for tutorials on line.  Then after they left, and supper was out of the way, I made some cards with the Whimsy stamps I colored, so here they are...

So, what do you think???


Monday, March 10, 2014

AHS Challenge #46

Good morning and welcome to  the Atlantic Hearts Sketch 
Challeng #46.  For today's sketch I decided to use the papers from the "Pro Player" Paper packet.  I do not have any Birthday cards for a young man, so I took advantage of this time to do one.  The card is 8 1/2 by 5 1/2, and all materials used are CTMH..

suppies...Artiste cartridge, ProPlayer papers, Square studs,

I put a few arrows on the inside of the card, and on the envelope too to dress them up.  Was a fun easy card to make, helps when you have great product to work with ;)
So why don't you give it a try..take part in the AHS Challenge..All you have to do is head the AHSC blog here and make sure you link up!! 

Thanks for stopping by, and if you would like to head to my website, please click the link below and shop around. Would LOVE to help you add some Close To My Heart products to your Crafting goodies!!


Saturday, March 8, 2014

2 year anniversary

Happy Saturday!!
I just wanted to peek in today, I just realised my 2 year anniversary is this month...March 28th makes 2 years I have been a consultant with CTMH!! Wow time flies.  can I help you??

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Cuttin' and Stampin' 14-9 challenge

Green team challenge:
Hello everyone, Happy Tuesday.  Today is the Green Team at Cuttin' and Stampin's day to post and I am using the papers from the teresa collins 6x6 pad, Daily Stories...

The stamp is

 Paper Smooches... Flap Happy
as well as the decoarative brads, enamel dots,  and deco stickers .

 here is the inside of the card.

other supplies used were black micron pen from CTMH.  Bamboo, Blush and Juniper ink from CTMH. I also put on a flower from my stash.  Hope you like my card today, and you will take some time and enter the challenge here.  Also, head over to the Cuttin' and Stampin' Scrappy Supply store on Facebook here, and so alittle shoppin, such good prices  and great selection:))  Til next time...
Happy Craftin