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, April 27, 2016

Thank You Teacher

Good morning Ka Doodle Bug Fans...and all my crafty friends.   I wanted to make a quick pit stop here on my blog, before I start my busy day to share a couple more card I have put together for friends. The  bear card above is a Thank you card for a teacher and the card below is for a girl baby shower.

Supplies used,

, stamps inks from Close to My Heart, inks for Tim Holtz, papers from stash and Bo Bunny bling, as well as white gel pen and black micron pen,   I hope you like my projects and wll leave some love. Have a great day....Cathy

Sunday, April 24, 2016

CK~Baby Elephant

Happy Sunday my friends.  Hope you all enjoyed your weekend.  Mine got a little crazy.  My hubby just had surgery on his knee because he had a real bad infection, believe it or not because of him having several falls recently.  Well this weekend, he fell on the knee he had surgery on and opened up 26 of the 30 staples he had.  So a trip to the ER for him,  He is doing better now, but that poor man has been through a LOT.  Multiple Sclerosis is a real tough disease.

Any how, I recently posted on Facebook some Elephant projects I had made using KaDoodle Bug Designs file CK~Baby Elephant and a few people wanted to know how to make them so I told them I would do a tutorial....

First, I had downloaded the SVG file to my Cricut Design Space and opened it on the mat..

then I begin cutting all the pieces in the color I want...
I usually use only Close To My Heart cardstock, cause it always cuts beautifully

then I take out the inks I am going to use to ink the edges...
I usually use Tim Holtz distress inks.
In this case Vintage photo.Won Lipstick, Pickled Raspberry and Broken China

then I start to glue the pieces to the background shadow that KaDoodle Bug Designs usually has with her files.
I start from the back and work forward, it helps to have the file photo handy to quide you

Below is the pieces all put together. as you can see the arms and a couple of the peanuts were not used..that is so if you wan to change up the picture a little, and put the baby block somewhere else, you will have arm for the elephant, and I use the extra peanuts for embellishing the card.

these are the adhesives I used.

Below is the Elephant brought to life...hilights with white gel pen, and Eyelashes with micron pen

And here is the card made with my little Elephant

And there you have it.... I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and will leave a comment below:)  Please come back again
Happy Crafting

Friday, April 22, 2016

KaDoodle Bug Challenge~ Showers

Hi  and happy Friday crafty friends,  Design team member Cathy here for KaDoodle  Bug Designs.  This week it is my turn to host the Challenge for KaDoodle Bug's Facebook Challenge page. Since the Month of April is known for "Showers" that is going to be the theme for this challenge...Either April showers~ Bridal Showers or Baby showers. The choice is up to you on what you would like your creation to be.  Just pick a KaDoodle bug file here  and follow the challenge theme for this week and have fun. Make sure to post it on the FB Challenge page for your chance to win a KaDoodle Bug Designs file of your choosing!! You will have til May 5th to enter before the new challenge starts.

To help get you inspired I chose the Baby Shower theme and I used the new Cutie KaToodles file~ Elephant baby

I made a baby shower card as well as a Baby shower gift card holder...

I used Close to my Heart Papers, Georgie and Charlotte
CTMH Glacier Glitter trim
Really Reasonable Ribbon, 3/4 inch gray ribbon
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink
CTMH Slate ink,
CTMH cardstock
Ctmh sentiment stamp set
CTMH Block and rhinestones
White gel pen
fabitac glue and scotch tape

I hope you are inspired and ready to take on the challenge. Have a great day

Friday, April 1, 2016

Cutie KaToodles Painting Bunny

Happy Friday crafty peeps.  Cathy here again with another adorable file from KaDoodle Bug Designs.  Today I have a couple projects to share with you. a card and a bookmark. I wanted to take an Easter file and use it for something else. The 2 projects below are what I came up with. but first here is the file I used:

I think you will agree, he is so cute!!!

for products used:
Close to My Heart's Laughing Lola paper
CTMH Lagoon ink
Sentiment From CTMH
Tim Holtz distressing inks~ Worn Lipstick, Antique linen and Broken China
Martha Stewart Punches
Scotch atg gun
Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon Company
 Petaloo flower 
Close to My Heart rhinestone
Close to My Heart Bonding memories glue pen
MS scoreboard
paper trimmer

Second Project

Products used:
Close to my Heart cardstock
CTMH Lagoon glitter ribbon
CTMH LaGoon Ink
CTMH stamp sentiment and block
CTMH Bonding Memories glue pen
Martha Stewart border punch
Really Reasonable ribbon and twine

I hope you like todays' projects, and will leave a comment below. 
You can purchase this file at KaDoodle Bug Designs here.
and you can check all the great products from Close to My Heart at my website

Have a great weekend