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!!


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Close To My Heart's January Campaigns

First of all i want to wish each and everyone one of you a Healthy, prosperous and happy New Year.  I am looking forward to a nice quiet uneventful year, with lots of craft time!!!

  Close to my heart as a new awesome tote...check it out..

Add it to your wish list!!
Also they have 2 awesoem campaigns you are going to love!!  there is no better time to host a gathering.....

Get Ready for January Campaigns
We have two great campaigns running in January that are sure to get your year off to a great start! Our National Papercrafting Month campaign will feature the Year >> Noted paper kit. The kit comes with an exclusive stamp set, colorful B&T Duos™ papers, and golden foil stickers all designed to make it easy for you to capture your memories as they happen, especially when paired with the new My Creations™ kraft mini book. With a $50 purchase, you can add the Year >> Noted paper kit to your order for just $5, or you can add the paper kit AND the kraft mini book to your order for just $10!

You will also be able to boost your bookings during January with the Extra! Extra! Hostess Rewards promotion, which offers an extra $30 in Hostess Rewards to your hostesses when their Gathering sales reach at least $350. That means that a hostess whose Gathering reaches $350 in sales will earn $90 in free products instead of the normal $60—that’s 50% more free Hostess Rewards!

I hope you will take the time to check out my website and consider hosting a gathering...thanks

Happy crafting

Monday, December 29, 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 88

Good morning all!!
today is my post for
 Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 88

For my card today I used an image from Kadoodlebug Designs. 
It is an adorable valentine Mouse and I used the paper pack Heartstrings.  I cut out some white hearts from the Artr Philosophy cartridge and topped them off with red enamel hearts from Ctmh.

I had to chuckle after I did his eyes, they reminded me of the cartoon Madagascar..and King  Here is a close up..

Well I hope you like my card I had to share with you today and it inspires you to join our challenge...

Have a great day!!!
Close to My Heart
stamp of the month
time is running out!!!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sticky boy!!!!

Good afternoon everyone, did you all have a nice Christmas?  I did.  My children were all around except for my next to the oldest son who lives in Chicago with his lovely wife and they could not make it home, so we did get to Skype with them, so that was nice.

Well today I wanted to pop in and share a couple of cards and the story behind it.   As some of you know I am a Close to My Heart independent consultant, and the company has annul conventions, and they are usually in California or Florida, both of which I am unable to travel to :(  For one, I am afraid to fly, and 2 I have a disabled husband who I am not comfortable leaving for too long.  Well the conventions there is a stamp that is MUCH sought after...called Sticky boy, you can only get it at convention, they are hidden all over the center and the consultants are always on the lookout. They do not sell them, they auction them of with proceeds going to Operation Smile. and a small set goes for like $1500.00..crazy, but great cause.

My Upline, received 2 of them in the mail, in honor of Sticky boys 10 year birthday and was told to give one to the consultant who she feels "embodies the CTMH spirit of Community and spirit.  She has a couple hundred consultants under her and guess who got it??? ME!!!!  so today I wante to post a couple cards I made with it using Close to My heart Products..

Products used..
Heartstrings paper packet..x7193b
red enamel hearts..z2009
Lagoon ink..z2195
Chevron ribbon..z1846 (ret)
Just to Say stampset..D1629
retired CTMH buttons
Thistle diagonal stripe ribbon..z1990
Confetti wishes Paper pack..x7189b
Martha stewart lace punch
Perfect fit Birthday stamp..B1417
thistle ink..z2640
black ink..z2105
retired  ctmh bakers twine
purple sparkles ret
slate ink..z2173
CTMH Artiste and art philosophy cartridge
I hope you like the cards and will comment and come back again.

Happy Crafting..Cathy

Monday, December 15, 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #86

Good morning, how was your weekend?  I had a wonderful one.  Sunday my husband's side of the family got together for Meatpies and gift swap and games.  we all had a great time.
I have not posted or checked around blogger lately been real busy making crafts for gifts and to sell,  Things should quiet down soon.
So anyways, today i am posting for challenge number 86..and here is my card...

It is a 5 and 1/2 by 5 1/2 card made with ...
Coordinations CS
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Spectrum Noir markers
Snowflake embellishment
CTMH Stamp
CTMH Ruby ink
and designer CS from Bo BUnny Candy Cane Lane
normally I like to use CTMH papers, But I used up all my CTMH Christmas papers this week.
Hope you like my card.  please leave a comment and  head over to the Atlantic Heart Sketch challenge and link up your creation here
 Close to My Heart
December stamp of the month

Happy crafting....Cathy

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Cuttin' & Stampin' Bi-weekly challenge 2, Autumn Flowers

Hello everyone, Cathy here, and I am pleased to be here as a Design team member once again for Cuttin' & Stampin'.   We all took a little break, but are here now ready to create again and play with  lots of fun products.  We will be using :  Fancy Pants Burlap & Bouquets. 

The challenge starts 11/25 and runs till the next one starts

December 9th.  The challenges are going to run for 2 weeks..

 so with no further ado... here is my project for the Autumn Flowers challenge.

First I made a card using the burlap ribbon, I LOVE it.  I also embellished it with the chipboard feather and the adorable pockes and the adorable button that comes with the set.

I then used some of the extra pattern paper to make a gift envelope, and added a tag from the set. Love the flowers.

There were also chipboard flowers..

On the inside of the card I added the flower sticker in the corner to dress it up.

Here are some of the products i used which can be found at the Cuttin'& Stampin' Scrappy Supply store

SO, hope you like my projects and it inspires you to create your own..head over to the Cuttin' & Stampin Scrappy Supply store, get your craft on and enter the challenge here

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, December 1, 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 84

Good morning all..Happy Monday.  Hope you had a good weekend, I did, lots of cleaning and craftin.  I also took my granddaughters out for some window shopping to give me idea s on what they weant for the Holidays.
As you know, this is Challenge # 84 for AHSC and here is my take on the sketch,  I used retired papers from Close to My Heart.

other supplies used:
Martha Stewart vine punch
CTMH syamp set Perfect fit Holidays
CTMH red glitter tape
Artiste cartridge
CTMH Holiday red ink

thanks for stopping by and now go check out what the other design team members have created and enter your creation here