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!!


Tuesday, January 22, 2019

SU~ By the Bay

By The Bay
Have you noticed the By the Bay stamp set in your Sale-A-Bration brochure? This stamp set is great for masculine, feminine, or gender neutral projects because of the realistic art style and serene imagery. It was designed with coloring techniques in mind, so break out your Stampin’ Blends, your Aquapainters, or Blender pen, and get coloring!
The Lead to Happiness sample would be a great technique class especially for avid stampers. You will love learning mixing and layering colors together to achieve this dynamic look.
The Thank You card would be great for your casual stamping . You can practice water coloring with just a few colors and get the hang of the method without feeling overwhelmed.
Finally, the Thinking of You card would be perfect for you beginner stampers. You

can use a single stamp to get a wider image. Because of the way the stamp is designed, the images has an artistic, hand-drawn look and it can be left without being colored in.
Would you like to place an order and receive a catalog?   Send me a message.  I would love you as a customer:)
Have a great day

Thursday, January 3, 2019

It is Sale a Bration time!! wahoo

Hello crafters!! I am so excited today, I joined Stampin Up as a Demonstrator and I am super pumped.  I am hoping to have a good year, filled with growth, inspiration and lots of fun!!

Joining right now is the best time and below are more than 2 reasons why,

*Choose a FREE Level 1 item from our Sale-a-bration Catalog for every $50 you spend in the Occasions or Annual Catalog!
*Choose a FREE Level 2 item for every $100 you spend or 2 Level 1 items! No limit!
**Get as many as you would like!**
*Order $250 or more and choose an additional $25 in Stampin’ Rewards! Remember that anytime your order is over $150 you are your own hostess and get to choose your own Stampin’ Rewards. Do not use a Host Code for orders over $150.
*OPTION 1 – For only $99 you get to choose $175 worth of product from the Occasions and Annual Catalogs!
*OPTION 2 – For only $129 you get to choose $175 worth of product from the Occasions and Annual Catalogs AND get our EXCLUSIVE Craft & Carry Tote (valued at $50)! You can check it out on pages 4 & 5 of our Sale-a-bration catalog.

Right now I have a party all set up and ready for you to place an order with, and it will be shipped straight to you, no waiting. Here is the code>>  

Thanks for looking
Happy Crafting


Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Forever friends

Hello crafters, I wanted to pop in today to share a card I put together this morning, I used a retired Stampin UP set called  "First Sight".  I played with watercoloraper, oh what fun.
First I took a 3 and 3/4  by 5 inch piece of watercolor paper and an acrylic block.  On the block I took a Berry Burst SU ink pad and ran it across the top of the block to lay down some ink.  I then took a water brush and squeezed out some water onto the ink and then stirred the water into the ink to dilute it. Step 2 was to heat emboss the flourish stamp on to the watercolor paper using Versmark and SU white embossing powder.  Step 3 ..I used the water brush and picked up the diluted ink from the block and spread it over 3/4 of the watercolor paper.

I used my heat gun to speed up the drying process, and then stamped some birds in the flourish with Momento black ink.  For the sentiment, I used versamark and SU Black embossing powder. After this part was done I took the waterbrush, cleaned of the brush part and then put a f  ew drops of water on the card sporadically and blotted dry with paper towel.  My next steps to finish off the card was to add some black twine and some clear rhinestones, matted it with black cardstock and with Stampin Up Berry Burst cardstock, I cut a 4 and 1/4 by 11 piece and scored at 5 and 1/2.  Voila...card completed.

I hope you enjoyed today post and will comment on your way out :)
Happy Craftin...Cathy

one more day!!!!

That is right Crafters... one more day til it is Sale a Bration time.  It is also one more day til I join Stampin UP as a demonstrator!    I am so it the third yet. hahaha.  I want a sneak peek of what is in store in the Sale a Bration mini...
 What is Sale a Bration you ask???
Well Sale a Bration is an awesome mini from Stampin Up that gives you FREEBIES when you purchase $50.00 of product.. from January 3rd to March 31st.
I will be sharing the link to my website just as soon as I have it.. count down!!!  
Happy crafting Cathy

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year!

Good morning and  Happy New Year to all my fellow crafters out there in Blog land.  I hope you all had a good time celebrating, or sitting at home celebrating like I did.  Actually, I did not stay up long enough to see the new year come in, but I knew it would come anyways, so I went to bed

Today I wanted to stop in and share a card with you from the past, It is a card I made using a KaDoodle Bug designs file..Cutie KaToodles~Pizza my Heart.   Today is my turn to share on KBD Facebook   and this is the card I chose to share..

 This is a side step ladder card.   I love making multi-fold cards, I think they are fun for the recipient.

I hope the new year is good to all of you,  I will be becoming a Stampin Up Demonstrator and am anxious to see where this new journey takes me :)

Happy Crafting