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, January 30, 2017

More Pugs n Kisses

Hey crafty friends , I am back with another card I made using KaDoodle Bug Designs SVG files.. Cutie KaToodles/ Pugs n Kisses

I used Close to My Heart card stock and pattern paper, 
CTMH gray gems
CTMH red enamel hearts and
Ctmh 3d adhesive
and Helmar Craft Glue
and create this  6x6 Easel card

I am pleased how it turned out.
till next time...
Happy Crafting,  Cathy

Sunday, January 29, 2017

a little Pugs-N- Kisses

Happy Sunday crafting friends, I hope yo are all having a relaxing day, doing what you love.  I just wanted to stop in and share another card I made using one of KaDoodle Bug Designs' new files~
Cutie KaToodles~ Pugs-n-Kisses

I created the card using Close to My Heart products, which you can find on my website~

CTMH Raspberry ink pad
CTMH Glacier thick twine
CTMH Beloved Bouquet stamp set
Sugar Rush Dots
CTMH Some Kind of Wonderful paper pack
CTMH Raspberry card stock
Zig Pen
Helmar Craft Glue 
CTMH 3d foam tape
White gel pen
CTMH inks for shading and White card stock for card base

Here is the 6x6 card all put together

Hope the little guy made you smile..have a great day!!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Are you ready for some Football???

Hey crafty friends, Have you seen this weeks Freebie at KaDoodle Bug Designs??  It is Cutie KaToodles Football Bear.

With the Super Bowl coming right up, I decided to snag this cutie and create a card with him.

So with the help of my Close to My Heart card stock and Designer papers  I commenced to making one and here ya go...
hope you like and you will head to Ka Doodle Bug Designs and grab yours!!!

Till next time ..keep crafting

Thursday, January 26, 2017

getting crafty...

Hello again,  I want to share a couple cards I made using

and Anna Griffin

I also used Tim Holtz distress inks.
Hope you like and will stop back again!

Valentine Dragon

Hello fellow crafters!  Cathy back again with another adorable file from KaDoodle Bug Designs.  Today I made a Valentine card with Eggie Buddies~ Valentine Dragon.

I used Card stock from Close to My Heart:
Lemon,Honey, Blossom, New England Ivy, Pear, and Whisper
The pattern paper is from my stash of scraps., the embossing folder is from Cricut Cuttlebug and inks from Close to My Heart as well.
Also I used Liquid Glass from CTMH to give the sunglasses a shine like glass.

Thanks for stopping by, Leave a comment and please stop by again.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Valentine Duck

Hello crafty friends, Cathy here today posting for KaDoodle Bug Designs.
Today I have a pop up card I made using the new file~ Cutie KaToodles Valentine Duck

I just love this little Cutie!!
I started out by cutting out the lil duck and put her together and inked her up/ I used Close to My Heart cardstock and ranger inks.
Then I cut out the base for the card at 6 by 9 and scored it in half lengthwise.
I then cut out the inside layer for the pop up part at 5 and 3/4 by 8 and 3/4, scored it in half and then cut 2 one in slits to use as the pop up part. I pushed that part out in the opposite direction and glued the two sides to the inside of the yellow card base, using Helmar Craft Glue...

Once the inside is done, I matted up the inside of the card using some die cuts from my Cricut..hearts and such,  Decorated with some SU twine and a Valentine sentiment from CTMH as well as their bling......

Then I added the KaToodles cutie on the inside...

Well there you have it, another adorable file from KaDoodle Bug Designs.Have a wonderful week,
Happy Crafting

Friday, January 20, 2017

Snow Much Fun Slushy

Good morning crafty friends..
Today I want to share a winter card I put together using a KaDoodle Bug Design file, Snow Much Fun Slushy.

this is such a fun, cute file.  It can be used for a winter birthday card,  or Christmas, or just  to say Hello card or for a fun winter Scrap page!!
I decided to make the card below...

Products used,
CTMH card stock
SU card stock
winter pattern papers from my stash
white gel pen
zig pen 
Xyron sticker maker for the tiny snow pieces
 and Snow Much Fun Slushy file from KBD

  I hope you like todays' card. come back again for more
KaDoodle Bug fun
Happy Crafting, Cathy

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Winnie The Pooh with Helmar adhesives

Hello crafty friends..Hope you all are ready for a little Winnie the Pooh decor.  Today I put together a picture frame that I am going to give to my sone to hang up at his apartment.  His little grandson Eli , LOVES Winnie the Pooh, he will sit quietly and watch a whole here is what I put together....

First I used my Cricut Explore and cut out the svg image of Winnie and Tigger and inked the edges and then assembled the pieces using Helmar Premium Craft Glue

After all the pieces are assembled and inked, I took the  Helmar Craft Hobby PVA Glue and glued the background papers to the chipboard photo frame backing...

The printed background papers I placed at the top and bottom frame section.  I then used a photo safe glue by Helmar, and glued on the picture of Eli I had... (he is such a cutie,,,)

I then decided to add a little ric rac ribbon to frame the picture of Eli and so grabbed my go to Fabric adhesive...Helmar Fabric Glue..
It dries quickly, clearly and strong..

And now tahdah... the finished product..I hope my son likes...

Here is a list of products used:
Helmar Fabric Glue
Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar Craft and Hobby PVA Glue
Helmar Professional Acid Free Glue
Tim Holtz Distress inks:
Honey and Barn red
frame from Walmart
flowers from Prima
CTMH black gems
ricrac from stash

thanks for stopping by, have a crafty day

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Join Close to my Heart.. and grow with me

Good evening friends.. tonight I wanted to share with you some of the awesome products from Close To My Heart...  they have a wide selection of wonderful colors for their inks..reinkers..

and inkpads..with great consistency of colors.

They have great quality stamp blocks in several different sizes as well as the best Acrylix Stamp sets.

Their card is white core which makes it perfect for embossing, or distressing and their B/T duos papers are of great quality and patterns are fun, vibrant and come in fabulous coordinating sets.

Not only can you make cards, scrapbook pages, home decor and journals, you can also make things like this fun wreath....

Close to My Heart has many many more great quality projects that I know you will why don't you head to my website and check it out for yourself!!

If you would like to host a party and earn free product I would love to help you and answer any questions, or if you would like to join my team I would really love to have you..send me a message!!

thanks for stopping in

Monday, January 2, 2017

The Close To My Heart Consultant Opportunity

Happy Monday crafty peeps.  Today I want to share a great opportunity with you.  I have been a Close to My Heart Consultant for 4 years and have made many many new and wonderful friends in my journey with the company.  I have earned money to buy tons of crafting supplies, and earned money to do with what I want as well as get a great discount on every purchase I make but the best part is the quality of the product you are selling...the Best!!!  Great support system and opportunities to travel and earn trips!!  Sound good???  Sign up now or message me if you still have questions..

In their own words:
Discover the rewards that await you when you become a Close To My Heart Consultant, including a generous discount on crafting products and lots of opportunities to meet new people, learn new skills, and even earn some extra income!

If you would like to start your own business in 2017..just send me an email and I would be glad to walk you theough it and answer any questions at

Till next time...Happy Crafting....Cathy

Valentine Patch Bears

Happy 2017 to all my friends in Bloggy land!!  I know I have been on Hiatus for a bit.  Between the holidays and my husband going in and out of the hospital a few times I have been unable to go to the crafty corner of my room lately.
I finally took a day off and relaxed and crafted..Hubby is in good hands in hospital and I needed to destress.  Soooo, I decided to start some Valentine cards, February will be here before you know it.
I have been wanting to pull out the KaDoodle Bug Designs file...Valentine Patch Bears..

I created a card using the Chocolate bar cutie..

the inside of the card,,,

Supplies used..
KaDoodle Bug Designs..SVG file Valentine Patch Bears
Close to My Heart Card stock
Ctmh, Black Ink
CTMH stamp set
Tim Holtz distress ink
white gel pen
CTMH ribbon
Ctmh purple gems

I hope You like today/s Project and hope you will leave some bloggy love. thanks for peeking in..