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!!


Monday, November 28, 2016

Out Of This world

Out Of this world with Helmar

Hello crafty friends..Cathy here to share a post with you today using 3 wonderful Helmar products and an adorable SVG file from KaDoodle Bug Designs
I  decided to do a scrap lyout and started out by cutting out all the pieces of colored cardstock on my Cricut cuttingMachine of the Out Of this World file..

I used Helmar craft glue to put the pieces together, for the real small pieces I used a zig pen.

then I  cut out the big pieces for the base of the layout, and the larger elements.

  For the big  pieces I used Craft and Hobby PVA Glue 
The next pieces to add were the planets, and where I have the mats for the photo to be applied, I wanted to pop up the planets so they were not in the way of the photo, so I used the Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots....

this is what it looks like before you add the image on top....

Here is what it looks like with the planet on the Liquid Scrap Dot...

The last element I added to the scrap page layout is some Ric rac and for that I used the Helmar Fabric Glue

and now for the finished project....

Supplies used:
Close To My Heart Cardstock
Helmar Craft Glue
Helmar Liquid Scrap dots
Helmar Fabric Glue
Studio Papers designer papers
Helmar  Craft and Hobby PVA Glue
Zig Pen
Cricut Machine
KaDoodle Bug Designd file
  hope you like it and will head on over to the Helmar shop and check out all their amazing adhesive options!! have a great crafty day

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Mr. and Mrs. "C"

Happy Saturday everyone, I hope today finds happy, content and thanksgiving day full bellied.  I know I am, I had 2 big Turkey day meals and loved every minute of it, 

Today I wanted to share some specially ordered purse gift card holders,  My customer wanted something to hang on the Christmas tree and loved the mr and Mrs. Clause I got from Cuddley Cute Designs

I got the purse gift card holder from Cricut Design Space ..
the Card stock came from Close to My Heart and the patterned paper is from my stash and the ink is Holiday red CTMH :retired"
and stamp from SU

I hope you like today's project.
I am entering it in this weeks Challenge at

Pause Dream and enjoy Ch.148! Anything but a card

Cardz TV! Anything goes Designers challenge 5

thanks for peeking in

Thursday, November 24, 2016


I just want to take the time to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving.  Hope your day is full of good food , family and friends.  I also want to thank you all for your sweet comments.  May God bless you allwith good health and happiness..... Cathy

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Tropical Santa

Hello to you all, Cathy here today posting for KaDoodle Bug Designs.
Today I want to share a card with you I made using the NEW file Tropical Santa!!
Aren't they just the cutest??

I chose to make a 6x6 card,  

I loved the surfin Santa.. so I flip flopped the image and placed on the card so he could be pointing to the Joy Sign.  such a cute Jolly lil guy!!
If you would like to get the cute Santa's just head on over to the KaDoodle Bug Designs shop
and pick them up, and check out all her other adorable files and grab the FREEBIE while you are there!!  thanks for stopping in..

Thursday, November 10, 2016


Happy Thursday everyone.  Today I want to share a couple cards I made using two of the FREEBIE files from KaDoodle Bug Designs.  This week Melissa is giving away a new freebie daily.  She loves her followers and customers and wants to show her appreciation.  The freebies are only available for 24 hours, so get them while they last.
this first card I made using the Deer Silhouette that was available on Monday..

Products used:
Close To My Heart card stock~ olive, New England Ivy, white and Sea Glass.
Close to My Heart Liquid glass and Floracraft Diamond Dust for the snow on the trees and snow
sentiment from Craftworks
lace ribbon from Joann's
Paper Studio pattern paper

My second card I made using the Tuesday freebie. Wreath~

For this card I thought I would use another file as well to hilight the wreath soI took the dog from the file~ Pirate Puppies, and had the puppy holding the wreath.
Supplies used. CTMH Cardstock..Saddle and Champagne , Glacier, Black and Sunset.
Paper Studio pattern paper

I h like today projects and will stop back again
Have a great day

Monday, November 7, 2016

a little Frosty

Hello crafty friends. happy Monday to ya.  Can not believe we have gone through a week already in November.  I have been crafting every spare minute I can..  I have already done the annual craft I do each year, and decided not to do any others, going to concentrate of gifts for family and friends and selling to others.
This week I have been busy catching up on special orders and starting new snowmen..Not paper crafts, but just as fun.
The first one is a burlap sewing.

Pattern from ~beeincreativewith miss

And the second one I did by hand sewing ,(could not find power cord to my sewing machine) but was not too hard... I also did not have any more felt hats, so I made a couple yoyos out of felt and made Earmuffs.
This one I saw some on etsy by Gingerberry creek and tried making my own..

thanks for peeking in, please leave some bloggy love!!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Happy Happy Christmas with Close to My Heart

Happy, Happy Christmas

The Happy, Happy Christmas Campaign features a workshop designed to help you and your customers have a happy, happy Christmas! We have made this workshop to help you create not only a beautiful Christmas album, just in time for the holiday season, but also to give you the materials to create four additional items that would make beautiful holiday gifts! It’s like getting five amazing projects all in one workshop!
During November, save over 10% off the retail value when you purchase one of the 12″ × 12″ album bundles (CC1179 and CC1180) for only $69.95 each! This bundle includes an exclusive guide to walk you through the steps of assembling five beautiful 2-page layouts. Add on additional items to make additional projects with your leftover materials, too! Review the campaign materials below for complete campaign details!

So what are you waiting for?? Head over to my website and take a peek around. so many new products!!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Cutie KaToodles~Snow Day Moose

Happy Wednesday friends... Cathy here to share a bunch of tags I made using the adorable file~ Cutie KaToodles, Snow Day Moose.

For this file I only used the head portion and the paws to wrap around the circle tag I cut out on my Cricut.

I used my Close to my Heart  cardstock
white gems from CTMH
white gel pen
black micron pen 
and adhesives..Helmar Craft Glue

I hope you enjoyed my project
thanks for stopping by 
make sure to stop over at the KaDoodle Bug Designs shop Melissa is having an awesome sale!!!