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!!


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Free Cricut Cartridge!!! 700 images!!!!

That's Right FREE!!!  You can get a free Cricut cartridge. 700 images..that is like getting 3 cartridges in one, and tomorrow is your last chance to get it so if you are on the gotta JUMP!!!

the new  ARTBOOKING..great for doing scrap book layouts and mini albums as well as cards!!

ARTISTE...great for any occasion..scrapbooking, card making and loads of 3D boxes and bags


Each comes with 3 sets of stamps that coordinate as well as 3 sheets of chipboard pieces.  and each set sells for $99.00 each but is yours FREE for signing up with Close To My Heart.. apply for your kit with $300.00 worth of product for $99.00 Today, don't wait, you will be thrilled you did. head to my website here and get started.

happy crafting...Cathy

14-17 Apr 29: Cuttin' & Stampin' Challenge

Hello and happy Tuesday to is Cuttin' & Stampin' s  Tuesday Challenge..14-17  Apr 29: Mother's Day without flowers, Using...Bo Bunny Modern Miss and PS Scripty Saysing Stamp Set.
For todays' challenge I decided to make a triple easel card.. I really had fun making it, had not made one in a while, just like getting back onto a bike lol.

Full front view

View of center part of card , wnated you to see the adorable Brad with the glasses

Here is the front of the center card..I attached one of the cute stickers onto a pop dot and Scalloped piece of the card stock

Below is the left side of the easel using the Bo Bunny Paper, Stickers , and the tickets and another cute brad

And last but not least ..the right side, Love the stickers

here are some of the products used

 If you would like to get your hands on these Bo Bunny products or Paper smooches stamps.. head over to the  Cuttin' & Stampin' Scrappy Supply Store here.. thanks for stopping by and checking in, please come back again. Make sure you also leave some love for the other ladies by heading over to the Cuttin' & Stampin' Challenge blog and make sure you link up a creation of your own!!


Sunday, April 27, 2014

In the home stretch!!

 Happy Sunday to you all......we are coming into the last stretch of Close To My Hearts' recruiting campaign..
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Happy Crafting ..Cathy

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Please consider Joining my team

Join my team before the end of the month and receive your choice of Cricut cartridge collections FREE!!!!!...with  700 images, 3 D size stamp sets, 3 sheets of coordinating chip board pieces.  You will also get the starter kit with 300 dollars worht of product for only $99.00!!!  So a grand total of $400.00 woth of product for only $99.00!!!  Such an amazing Deal!!  Whether you want o full time career, a career to get a little spending money for your own crafting needs or just want to take advantage of this awesome deal and walk away..totally up to you, but once you see the amazing product, you will probably want to stay like ,me.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

easel card

Easel Card

Happy Wednesday everyone...hope your week is going well.  I got to do a little crafting this week, that is always a good thing..
I wanted to stop in and share an easel card I made using an 8x8 piece of card stock..I scored it in half and then turned it and scored,  at the 4  inch mark, then cut from the 4 inch point in to the score line that goes through the length of the CS. 

one of the cut pieces frames I fold in half and add a 4x4 mat and the one on the left I folded at an angle so the matted cs sets at an angle. if you would like more specifics or a diagram, I would be more than happy to help you out with that!!.  

Supplies used:
CTMH inks, Twilight and Sunset
CTMH stamp set "It's Your Day"
papers from my Scrap stash
small butterfly punch
wooden buttons
Martha stewart loops border punch
Ribbons from Wal Mart

Hope you like the card, here is another one

Totally enjoying my Spectrum Noir Markers!!!

practice practice :)

 Still looking to grow my team with Close To My Heart..please spread the word  that I am looking for people interested in becoming consultants under me and help me is a great Price, great opportunity and great fun!!!!

thanks cathy!!!!!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge #52

Happy Monday everyone, Hope you all had a real nice Easter weekend.  I sure did, I had most of my children and their families over for a big ham dinner, with the exception of one of my sons and his wife who live in Chicag. so they were unable to attend.  

Well this is AHSC #52... and here is my take on it..

As you can see, I did not stray too far from the sketch. but when I saw the sketch...all I could see was using one of my there you have lets' see what you can come up with.  head over to the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog and link up your creation...and have fun.

P.S.  I am still looking for fun loving, paper crafting ladies to join my team as a consultant with Close To My Heart.  Purchase the starter kit for $99.00 and receive a cricut cartridge collection of your choice for FREE ($99.00 value)
head to my website to get started
 Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!!!

Happy Easter everyone!! I wanted to share with you a couple cards I made today using spectrum Noir Markers and Some stamps I had.  I am really having a good time coloring..feel like a kid.  I need to practice with the dark colors they are more tricky.   Thanks for checking in:)

I am still looking for some girls to join my team....


Saturday, April 19, 2014

starting a new mainely Hearts club...

Is anyone interested in joining my next Mainely Hearts Club?? It is a group of women who will commit to purchasing $19.00 a month for a group of 8 women..or $25.00 a month for a group of 6 women. (Depending on how many sign up) and in return, you all get a chance on being the Hostess and getting at least $25.00 in free product. If there is more than 8 women who would like to join, we can do a bigger group. right now I have a group of 12 women. We meet monthly and craft together, making cards and gift boxes and bags and we even have done wood crafts!! And if you live out of state, you can still join..not to come to my house obviously, but be part of the ordering and chance at being a hostess. If you have any questions or would like to join. Please let me know  we will start as soon as we have enough ladies 


Have you recieved your FREE Cricut Cartridge yet??

During the month of April, if you join Close To My Heart as a consultant, you can choos a Cricut collection of your choice for FREE.  this is so exciting.  The cartridges have 700 images on each, that is like getting 3 cartridges.  Artphilosophy has several shapes you will use over and over again as well as alphabet,flowers and 3D objects,  Artiste has loads of shapes and 3D flowers, boxes and bags, and alphabet..and Artbooking is for the scrappbokker that like to make minis as well as loads of images and overlays...AND each comes with 3 sets of coordinating stamps sets and 3 sheets of coordinating chip board shapes.   Have I peaked your interest??  You will love the experience of being a consultant too, discounts and commissions, incentives and a great company to work for.  And if you do not want to problem, no contracts to sign..take the kit and free cartridge and move on.  (but you probably won't he he)  

 Head to my website here and for $99.00 you are on your way to a great career.  Would sooo love to have you.  Happy Easter


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Cuttin' & Stampin' 14-15 Easter Challenge

 Good morning and happy Tuesday..hope you had a great weekend.  Are you ready for another Challenge??  This one is a fun one..Easter.  Today we are using Paper Smooches stamp set "Spring Fling" and a paper pad from Imaginisce..Welcome well as tags and assrted chipboard pieces.

My card is 3 and 1/2 by 8 and 1/2.  I loved working with all the pinks and spring colors.  can not wait for Easter!!

Here is a close up of the Bunny I colored using Spectrum Noir markers...

Below are the products used in the making..If you would like to have fun with these fab products, head over to the Cuttin' & Stampin' Scrappy Supply Store and to enter your project in our challenge  head Here, and once again, thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment and come back soon.


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Monday, April 14, 2014

I need you!

I sell Close To My Heart scrapbooking/card

making products, and if you would like to

 also... you can get a CTMH cricut cartridge

 collections of your choice FREE ($99.00

 value) by signing

 up under me..

I really want to grow my team, so if you or someone you know would like to help me make this happen contact me or go to my website here and get started.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by!! Have a great day!!