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, April 24, 2015

New Cutie KaToodles

Happy friday on facebook I saw someone post an adorable SVG file that makes a Bed box card, that you could buy on Etsy..well I decided that between a little creativity and Cricut Design space I could make one myself.   I also used the new KaDoodle Bug Designs  files..Cutie KaToodles Teacup Panda
 I took the littel cutie out of the teacup and put her in a bed as you will see below..

Instructions for box card....
card base>  2 and 3/4 by 12 inches scored at 3 3/4 and 5 and 3/4 and 9 and 1/2 and 11 and 1/2.    Fold on score lines and use scor tape to hold together by placing it at the end of the lond card strip between 11 and 1/2 inch es and the end of the card.

for inside of box card where the  "Blankets" are attached to.. cut 2 strips that are one inch by 5 and 1/4 inches and score on both ends at 3/4 inches. use adhesive to attach to the inside of the card, one near fron and second near the back.

for the "Blankets"  cut 3 pieces of pattern paper at 2 and 1/4 by 3 and 3/4 and use a scallop border punch across the top to give quilted look. then glue to the strips on the inside of the box.

Then in cricut design Space I searched Beds and found the frame you see above only it had another layer that I got rid of one of the layers and cut two out for the bed.  Gkued one piece to the from and the other I glued a little higher in the back, and then searched for a pillow in CDS, cut it out at 3 and 1/4 inches tall and 4 inches wide and glued on, the get well sign I laso got in CDS.  that about covers it.. If this does not make sense, message me and I can take more pics and share..till then, have a gfreat day and thanks for stopping in. leave a comment. I love them :)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Bi-Weekly Challenge #12' Cute Critters

Bi-weekly Challenge #12
Cute Critters

Hello crafters, today I am posting for the Cuttin' & Stampin' challenge #12.  I have to say this was a fun challenge .  the Products I used made it real easy to come up with some fun cards..
 My Favorite Things -Cute Critters Stamp set

Amy Tangerine-Stitched 6x6 paper pad

And here is what I came up with:

To order the stamp or papers please stop on over to the Cuttin' & Stampin Scrappy Supply store
and make sure to enter our challenge.
I hope you like my creations and will come back again.  Have a great day!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Cutie kaToodles-warning,,too too cute!!

Good evening fellow crafters.  It has been quite a few days since I have blogged,   Hubby has had a lot of Doctor appointments and he is on Intravenous antibiotics 2 times a day and i also have to change bandages and pack his incisions daily as well as all the other things us wife and mothers due, so I have only had time to do a little crafting,  But tonight i want to share KaDoodle Bug designs new releases...Cutie KaToodles..!!!  They are adorable with their big beautiful eyes.  You will want to go get yours!!  There are many to choose from.

Sooo, what do you think?? are they not adorable??
you can get yours HERE


Saturday, April 4, 2015

Yummy Beary Birthday

Happy Saturday everyone.  Today is Holy Saturday. And Tomorrow is the Most Holy day of the year. HE is Risen !! Praise God.  Tomorrow I will be celebrating with my children and grandchildren nothing better than that except if my son and daughter in law from Chicago could be here with us.

Today I managed to get a little crafting in.  I made a birthday card using the KaDoodle Bug Design svg file "Yummy Beary Birthday".
I used the checkered ribbon I got from Really Reasonable Ribbon Co..  Papers from Close to my Heart and a few scraps from my ever growing scrap pile.  I use a couple small roses from Recollections, stamp set from CTMH. white gel pen, black micron pen, inks from Close to My Heart and assorted bling.
Hope you like my card and will come back a gain and leave a comment before you go :)
Happy Easter~~  Cathy

Thursday, April 2, 2015


New Seasonal Expression!!
April 1st to August 31st!!
 Have you seen the new Close to My Heart Seasonal Expression??
packed full of fabulous Spring and Summer stamps, embellishments and awesome  paper packs and Picture My Life Scrapbooking Programs.

Scrapbookers and card makers alike will love this.. Papercrafters of all kinds.

Jackson Paper pack and embellishments are great for those masculine cards and layouts of the great outdoors...

there is also a fabulous card making kit featuring the new adorable Blossom papers and thick Glacier twine

Also included in the catalog is a new stamp set for Operation Smile.. this D size  stamp set can change the life of a child..with the purchase of the stamp set, ($17.95) Close to My Heart Donates $3.00 of the sale to Operation Smile which  performs 200,00 surgical procedure a year to correct facial deformities in children.

Love a great deal? How about 30 days of great deals? During the month of April, you have the opportunity to score a deal every day with Close To My Heart! What deals are we talking about? Each day during April, while supplies last, we’ll feature a random grab bag filled with current and retired Close To My Heart products available for purchase at a major discount. To grab your bag, simply place any current, full-priced item in your online shopping cart through your Consultant’s Online Business Address and you will then be eligible to purchase as many grab bags as you wish (while supplies last)! Grab bags will be featured at five different price points throughout the month, ranging from $35 USD / $55 CAD to $150 USD / $160 CAD. Some grab bags will contain product with more than DOUBLE the retail value of the price you pay! Grab bags will be available for 24 hours starting at 3:00 pm MDT each day and only while supplies last—so visit often and early! Remember that grab bag tiers will be featured on a random schedule throughout the month, so seize the opportunity to purchase from the grab bag tier you’re interested in when it becomes available because it might not come around again!

and last but not least..CTMH Stamp of the month..
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I know I know...awesome overload!!
now you will want to go check out the shop, so here is the link. thanks for helping out a fellow crafter Cathy