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, October 24, 2015

HIMCR challenge #222 Any Holiday!!!

Happy Saturday everyone, here we are againwith a new challenge at Hiding in My Craft Room.  This is challenge 222 and today it is all about holidays.
The sposor s MY Besties!!

The giveaway is all 5 images used by the HIMCR Design Team!
This is going to be a quick post this week, my hubby is in the hospital again and I have sooo much going on, but I wanted to make sure to post. I have 2 cards for you, one representing Christmas and the other Halloween,..

I used my crayola colored pencils agin to colr them.  I hope you like my projects this week and will take part in the challenge.. make sure to check out the other Design team member projects and leave us some blogger love.  til next time...have a great weekend, Cathy

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

sweet treat cup slider cards

Good evening friends and crafters.  Tonight I am doing a tutorial o the treat cup slider cards.  I had told a few Facebook friends I would do one, and then when I sat down to do it...I remembered I do not hav a 1 3/4 inch punch..I had borrowed one from a friend while she taught me..Oh well.  We will manage.  
First off, you will need a 11 by 4 and 1/4 inch cardstock scored in half...A2 size card.
then some where on the front of your card..atleast 1/2 inches away from all sides (need to save room for the treat cup) you punch a 1 and 3/4 inch hole, if you do not have the punch, you can cut the hole with a die cutting machine or a die.

then you will need a 4 by 5 and 1/4 inch mat for the front of the card.  Hold it to the front of the card and turn it over and with a pen or pencil, trace the circle onto you mat so you will punch it out in the exact spot and then do the same to your next layer.

Once that is done, you can adhere them together (the 2 mats.)  You will then take the treat cup, leave the adhesive strip on that comes with it and on the top side of the rim, ad some pieces of score tape because then you will peel them and put them through the back side of the 2 matted pieces of paper..

Next take score tape, and on the back of these papers, put a strip down both edges, across the bottom and one on the side of the treat cup to help hold in place make sure to leave a space approximately 2 and 1/2 inches  so the slider can go down over the hole.  DO NOT go across the top.  Because now you will need another strip of coordinating card stock 2 1/4 inches wide by approximately 4 inches tall.  

At the top of the strip/slider, use a corner rounder and if you have a tab punch..cut a tab,if not any shape..scallop circle or circle., fold in 1/2 and near the top punch a small hole to put a brad in so the slider does not disappear into the card and then glue it at the top.   All that is left to do now is embellish your card!!  here are a couple I did...

Hope this tutorial helped and did not confuse you :)
Happy Crafting

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Advent calendars

Happy Sunday everyone !!
What a beautiful fall weeken we are having here in Maine.  I love it when the leaves all change, it is gorgeous, and this year it seem even more beautiful.

Well today I wanted to stop in and share some of the Advent Calendars I have been working on and am now selling... $45.00 each and it would be a total of around $60.00 to to ship.  

They each have 25  draws to put activities or treats or gifts to count down to Christmas.
Hop you like ~ Message me if interested!!


HIMCR Challenge #221~~Favorite Cutting Machine

                               HIMCR #221 - Favorite Cutting Machine          
                               (punches count too!)

We have 2 sponsors this week!!!
HIMCR~One Winner will get a Space Party Cricut Cartridge!

second prize sponsored by~ Di's Digital~ $12 GC 

Hello crafting friends, today is Saturday and that means I am posting for the Hiding In MY Craft Room Challenge.  Thos week it is all about our favorite Cutting Machines.  That is an easy one for me,  Cricut Explore!!!  I started out with the personal cricut then upgraded to the Cricut Expression and now I have the Explore, and it is my favorite of all.  Although I love my cartridges ans still use them, I am in love with svg cutting files, and my project today is an example of one....  I used a Lori Whitlock 3d 5x7 svg file for this card....

 these are so fun, can not wait to do another one.
Now it is time for you to head on over  to HIMCR blog and share something using your favorite cutting machine. (it can be punches too)  Thanks for stopping by, leave a little love B4 you go :)
 Have a great weekend,,,Cathy

Saturday, October 10, 2015

HIMCR Challenge 220~ Super Scraps Saturday


Prize is a $12 gift certificate to Sami Stamps
Hello crafters and today is Super Scraps Saturday and I have a card for you using a Sami Stamps digital image..what a cutie too.

I made an easel card that has a tealight behind an vellum window.

I used the stamp set Believe in Christmas from Close To My Heart

The papers I am not sure of, they were in my scrap box and can not remember where I got them, but loved the colors, I also used Spectrum Noir markers.  I hope you like the card and will leave me some love, and head over to Hiding in My Craft Room's blog and give our challenge  try. have a great weekend!!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

It is all in the bag!!

Good morning Close To My Heart fans, October is recruiting month at CTMH and what a great time too, all new recruits will get this beautiful bag FREE with their consultant kit. High quality paper crafting product and getting a great discount on your product and earn money onall your sales, as well as attainable quarterly minimums, your own FREE website, and awesome training tools..Great company to work for, Been with them 3 years myself!! Join my team, let me show you how. Message me for details.

HIMCR #219 - Monochromatic!

HIMCR #219 - Monochromatic! 
You choose the color!!

this weeks sponsor is Gracielle Designs

the link to her Etsy shop:
The giveaway is ????  TBD.

Welcome back to another challenge for Hiding in My Craft Room.  Today I made my first ever Monochromatic card..or should I say cards.  I had such fun making the first one I had to do 2

I used some Close to My Heart and SU stamps and Close to My Heart Inks. and Bo Bunny bling and assorted card stock.  the butterfly image is frm Gracielle Designe, she has some adorable images..check them out.  I would love for you to leave some bloggy love and give our challenge a try!  Head over to the HIMCR blog and check out the other Design team member projects , thanks for stopping in. Have a great weekend.
Happy Crafting