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!!


Saturday, August 22, 2015

HIMCR challenge 213~ Any Holiday

Happy Saturday crafters and welcome to
 Hiding in My Craft Room's Challenge # 213  Any Holiday

This Challenge' Sponsor is.....

The giveaway is 3 digital images from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps winner's choice!

Now on to ,my project for this challenge.. I chose for this challenge this pretty Dahlia flower.  I used my Crayola colored pencils for this challenge.

the other supplies used were my Cricut to cut the leaves, Close to My Heart papers inks, stamp set, glitter adhesive strip and gold gems.

I hope you like me card, I also hope you will stop and check out the other Design team members; projects.  Now get your craft on and join in this fun challenge.
You have until next Friday:)

Happy Crafting

Our Favorite Things Blog Hop!!

Hello, Craftaholics!!
Welcome to the “OUR FAVORITE THINGS HOP”! Brought to you by your friends at KaDoodle Bug Designs & Scrappy Moms Stamps! We would like to invite you to hop along with us today as we share with you the objects that bring us joy and fill our hearts with delight!
Move over brown paper packages tied up with string… we have polymer stamps and svgs!! And, these are a few of “OUR FAVORITE THINGS”… HOP that is!
1. Click on each link to go to each participating BLOG.
2. FOLLOW each BLOG & leave a COMMENT on the BLOG HOP post.
3. LIKE KaDoodle Bug Designs & Scrappy Moms Stamps on Facebook.
• 2-Scrappy Moms Stamps set (pick YOUR favorite)
• 2-$20 KaDoodle Bug Design Gift Certificate
Our AWESOME DT Line-up 

Melanie- (SMS)
Mitsy- (KBD)
Tammy- (SMS)
Jennifer F.- (KBD)
Debby- (SMS)
Tanya- (KBD)
Theresa- (SMS)
Stacey- (KBD)
Carri- (SMS)
Sonja- (KBD)
Corri- (SMS)
Jessi- (KBD)
Mellisa T.- (KBD)
JoAnn- (SMS)
Cathy- (KBD) You are here
Julie W.- (SMS)Go Here Next
Sukie- (SMS & KBD)
Julie K.- (SMS)
Melissa D.- (KBD)

Here is what I have to share with you...  I used the Scrappy Mom's Stamp set..Bear Necessities

and KaDoodle Bug designs files.. Beeutiful Friends( Retired) and Cutie KaToodles Building Sandcastle Bears

the bear below is on a center easel card.

Supplies used are Close to my Heart card stock, 3 dimentional flower made from a cut on the CTMH Artiste cricut cartridge,Close to My Heart inks. Scrappy Mom's Stamps, American crafts sequins, pop dots, white gel pen and EK tools border punch.

I hope you like my projects, make sure to check out all the other Design team members projectsYour next stop is at Julie's blog.......

Happy Crafting

Saturday, August 15, 2015

HIMCR blogiversary 212D challenge~ die cuts

Welcome to the final challenge for HIMCR Blogiversary. Challenge #212 ~D  / use Die cuts.  We have 2 sponsors... Crafters Companion~ a package of Dies

and Di's Digitals~ $12 Gift certificate.

You will have until 2 am central time on the 22nd of August to enter this challenge

For this challenge I used my cricut explore to create this card using A  retired file from KaDoodle Bug Designs

Other supplies used..CTMH card stock, inks, stamp and black fine pint marker.  Stampnup ribbon, gel pen ans white acrylic paint.
Hope you like my card and that you will give the challenge a go!!  have a great weekend...Cathy

HIMCR Blogiversary 212 C

Welcome to Hiding In My Craft Rooms Blogiversary
 challenge # 212 C  Happy Birthday/ anniversary
and Blogiversary Celebration!!

the Sponsor for this challenge is
Graciellie Design

the giveaway is a Digital stamp set!!

Here is the card I made for this challenge

The rose image I colored with Crayola colored pencils and I used a bunch of my scraps, flowers I received from a friend and CTMH ribbon, stamp set and inks to complete this card. I hope you like my project for today and will take part in this challenge,  make sure to stop over and check out the other design team projects!!

You will have until 2:00 A.m central time,  August 22 to link up you challenge entry..have fun!!
Happy Crafting

HIMCR #212 B ~Back To School

#212B..Back to School
Second Challenge of the 
Hiding In My Craft Room
Blogiversary Celebration!!!

Sponoring this challenge is:
Digital Delights!!
Prize is....

Here is my project for this challenge..

 I used crayola colored pencils...a star punch..CTMH stamp, inks and papers.
I hope you like it and will continue on and check out the design team projects. And please paly along with us!!

You have until Saturday, August 22nd at 2AM Central time, to link up your creation to get entered into the giveaway this week. When uploading to online galleries please use code HIMCR212.

Design team..Cathy

HIMCR Blogiversary challenge # 212a

Welcome to Hiding In My Craft Room's
Blogiversary celebration challenge #212A...6 year Blog anniversary!!   A big Congratulations!! We will be doing 4 challenges today!!!  This one is 
using scrapbook pages.  I used papers from DCWV and a svg file from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs..Turtle warriors.

Hiding In my Craft Room will be the sponsor for this chllenge. You wil have until 2 am (Central time) the 22nd of August to link your project.
I used DCWV paper pack..Floral fair stack, 
as well as card stock from CTMH.

I hope you like my layouts, and it inspires you to join our fun blogiversary challenge, make sure to stop by and check out what the other girls have created for you!

Happy Crafting..Cathy

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

New club starting!!

next month the New Annual Close To My Heart catalog comes out and I will be starting another Club. So looking for those who are interested this time around. You do NOT have to be can place your orders online and still have your turn to be a hostess and receive FREE and possibly discounted Merchandise!!! No house cleanng or shopping to get ready for a party..I do all the work, when it is your turn just invite your friends to add on the the girls already in the club to boost your gathering total andyour commitment would be 25 dollars a month for 6 who is in??????? message  me! heart emoticon heart emoticon

Creamsicle bear

Hello KaDoodle Bug fans.  How you all doing this fine morning?? Today it is my turn to post for KaDoodle Bug Designs.  I chose a fun  svg file from KaDoodle Bug Designs' Cutie KaToodles files.

Today I made a treat bag that I cut from my Cricut expression with the CTMH Cricut artiste cartridge,  The bag was cut at 4 and one half inches.  I used Close To My Heart card stock and American Crafts twine.  The AWESOME file I used was the Cutie KaToodles file Creamsicle Bear.

I have to apologize for the lack of editing of the picture..was having computer troubles, hope to have this cleared up by my next post.   I hope you like this project, and it inspires you to grab a KaDoodle  Bug Designs file and share with us on the fan page.

Hope you leave a little bloggie love..Have a great day


Saturday, August 8, 2015

HIMCR Super Scraps Saturday challenge 211

Super Scraps Saturday!!
Happy Saturday everyone, today is Super Scraps Saturday Challenge # 211 at Hiding In MY Craft Room .

This weeks Sponsor is Hiding In MY Craft Room

There will be 2 winners!!
The prize is a Robot Party Cricut cartridge or A Space Party Cricut cartridge ( Winners Choice)
 For this weeks challenge, I had a wedding card to make for a customer. and she wanted Purple in I grabbed my scrap box..which just keeps getting bigger and bigger...and found some purple papers.

I even had some scrap ribbon  (Really Reasonable Ribbon) ..just enough to make the double bow!!!  I used an embossong folder and some greenery from a bouguet of fake flowers I had..  
I hope you like it ..the customer did.  I hope I inspired you to join the challenge.. Heado over to HIMCR to link your project and check out the other Design Team girls posts.  Have a great weekend!!


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Zoe is the new girl in town..

Zoe is the new girl in town at Close To My Heart!!  She is Lovely!!

And you want to know what else is new???

New Marker storage!  And during the month of August..if you purchase the new Marker will recieve the Stamp set , My Acrylix Balloon wishes Free!!

Also there is an organizer for the bling and things..

I would love for you to check out my website, and see some of the new products, and while you are there, there is a bunch of retiting products which will be disappearing at the end of the month..while supplies last..

Click on Cathy's gathering before you check out ;)
thanks for peeking in

Sunday, August 2, 2015

New Artistry is HERE!!!!

Happy Sunday morning!! Did you know you can now order the NEW Close To My Heart Cricut cartridge "Artistry"??  Well you can, as well as a few NEW products from the adorable new line of papers in the Zoe Paper pack

The New Annual catalog will be going live September 1st but there are a few products that are available to you right NOW!!

Zoe is one of the new papers. in the upcoming Annula catty and the set is Adorable!!  Fun and available now

and check out the constant campaign for August!!
So much fun new and exciting.

Please take a moment to head to my website and take a look around I would LOVE to help you out!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Hiding in My Craft Room Challenge #210 Tempting red crumbcake

Welcome everyone to Hiding In My Craft Room's challenge #210~ Tempting Red Crumb Cake
I hope you all had a great week. Mine was super busy and I am so tired. Hoping to relax and craft on Sunday!  Well enough about me..on to the challenge...
this weeks sponsor is.. 2Cute ink
she has some adorable images!!
The giveaway is 2 images from 2Cute Ink
Now on to my project...

the challenge is to use Stampin Ups' colors.. tempting turqouis, real red and  Crumb cake.. I do not own them because I am  a Close To My Heart Consultant and have their colors..Lagoon and ruby, and cashmere are the colors I used. they are very similar.  I really liked the image and colored another one, not the challenge colors. but had fun and liked it so I thought I would share

I hope you like my projects and are inspired to give the challenge a try, make sure to link them on the HIMCR page and check out what the other design team members have to share:0
Happy Crafting.