Thursday, 18 December 2014

Simple Clay Tags-o-naments (yes? yes. sounds good) | Fancy Friday Blog Hop

Holy Cow.
I've got to get cracking and get wrapping.

But I still have to be a parent.  And not just any parent.  A good parent.  One that plays with their kids... play doh.  All day. Every day.
And that's when it hit me.
I grabbed the Stampin' Up! clay, as well as the play doh mold.
Yup. I did. Not kidding.
 (good parent?)

I grabbed my stamp set and did a test.
j.a.c.k.

Then turned it over and stamped the date on the back.  Finally using a straw made a hole.


Wow. That was easy. Here's all you need!


You've got a tag and a Christmas ornament!

Hop along to see what's next!
Here's Cindy!
Cheers!
Cathy

PS. There's still time to join up for my Project Life by Mail PDF kit for January!!! 
Click below for all the details!

Monday, 15 December 2014

Convention Display Boards | Seasonlly Scattered sparkle


Hi Friends!

This card was created using the window sheet and the silver ink.  When it comes to the holiday season, you can never have too much sparkle!


To see all the display board projects, check out this amazing Pinterest Board

 To see all my posts showing all 24 projects click here: ConventionDisplayBoards2014.  


Make sure you check out my  PROJECT LIFE BY MAIL program!

Have a lovely day!
Cathy

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

My Paper Pumpkin Challenge: Brr, its cold! Project #2


This picture from last year's Christmas makes me happy.
That's one proud Grandma and it shows.
I thought I'd remind her of the joy so I included the photo in her Christmas card.
The card was super easy because it was created from the November 2014 Paper Pumpkin from Stampin' Up!  It's so sweet!

This project was created for the My Paper Pumpkin Challenge blog.
Make sure you play along every month!

Are you signed up for the PL by Mail subscription?
Not sure if you want to subscribe? Try it for a month! Its $20 for a kit and $10 for PDF!
Check it out here:  PROJECT LIFE BY MAIL program!
Have a lovely day!
Cathy

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Be Merry | Creative Blog Hop


Be Merry.

That's all you have to do during this Christmas time.

just. be. merry.

And that's what I intend to do.
No 'being annoyed' at long lines.
No 'flinging my arms up in the air' for painful drivers.
No complaining about the weather.

Err...

OK. I'll be merry but still complain about the weather.

I just want to enjoy the season. 
My shopping is done.
My decorating and wrapping is not.
I intend to enjoy those "to dos" while listening to Idina Menzel and chasing children.. and hopefully drinking out of red coffee cups.

About this project: Well. I opened the chalkboard banner and I wrote "be merry" and I strung the twine through it.  The end.
And now I can reuse it for everything.
Don't you think you should buy this? 
Yeah. I do too.

Pardon the Interruption: Husband.  I want a new travel coffee mug. And an iPhone disinfector (sp?).

Have you seen my post on Canadian Scrapbooker this month?  If not, you are missing out on this fabulously easy project!
Check it out here!

CREATIVE BLOG HOP: What's that?  I was approached by a fabulous demonstrator named Carolyn Crann of Stamping.Cards based out of Ontario to join in on a weekly blog hop.  So sweet of her to think of me! She posted some projects on December 1st so make sure you check her out!
As part of this blog hop, you have to answer your questions about yourself and to demonstrate a project.  The hop continues every Sunday!
Blog Hop Questions:
1) What are you working on? I am working on a December Daily, a post for Scrapbook Cards & Today, two Disney mini albums and projects for Canadian Scrapbooker. December is always busy!
2) How does your work differ from others in your genre? Well, I am lazy.  So, scraps from my previous project always make their way on my next project.  Usually because I bunch them together and staple them on.  But I think I may differ because I am a Stampin' Up! demonstrator but with a love for scrapbooking.  This is a rarity in the card maker world.
3) Why do you create what you do? I create what needs to be done - like the next birthday or Christmas present.. or decor project.  But I really try to take time for myself.  I like to tell the story, similar to Ali Edwards.  I love to journal... there's too many stories that my kids give me... (but I won't be documenting the poop mess my son made the night before I had to get rid of my carpet. No. I won't do that. And Yes.  I said poop.  I am a Mom of two. I have a right.)
4) How does your creative process work? Wow. quickly.  Yes. I have limited time.  I don't like to sit in my room and think.  I just do. I like to wear my hair on the top of my head (like broccoli stuck out on my head... Stephanie's Ponytail.. anyone? anyone?) while I work.  I like to stand sometimes. And I sure as heck like to dance like it's 1999.
Now... I am so happy to be asking two of my fabulous friends to join this hop.  They will be posting on December 14th!  So make sure you check them out...  and if I do say so myself... I have some seriously awesome and talented friends... both of these ladies are true artist. True originals.  And both have the kindest hearts you'll ever find.  I love them. :)
Have an amazing Sunday! -Cathy

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Convention Display Boards | Surprise!


It's a lollipop! Indeed, it is!

This was created using the Amazing Birthday stamp set and then putting Crystal Effects over top of it.  This gave it the "glassy" look, as well as some dimension.

Note to self: Use more crystal effects.


To see all the display board projects, check out this amazing Pinterest Board

 To see all my posts showing all 24 projects click here: ConventionDisplayBoards2014.  


Make sure you check out my  PROJECT LIFE BY MAIL program!

Have a lovely day!
Cathy

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

My Paper Pumpkin: Baby, it's cold outside Project #1

This month's My Paper Pumpkin is absolutely stunning!

There is plenty product to create several cards and tags for all your loved ones this holiday season.  My favourite is the baker's twine... why? because its a true white with silver sparkle. 

This project was created using the November kit and was created for the My Paper Pumpkin Challenge blog.  You have until the end of the month to play along with us! Stay tuned to my projects every week!

Cathy

Monday, 1 December 2014

Santa's Suit | Catherine & Cathy Create

Hi all,

I created this card for a Ronald MacDonald House challenge for a Stamping' Up! regional event that was set for a couple weeks ago.  I thought I'd use it for the Catherine and Cathy Create December monthly challenge.  You have until the end of the month to upload your project for your chance to win a prize!

This is kraft paper with embossed snowflakes, as well as machine stitching.  It has an open circle in the middle using the SU circle framlits and some banners at the top!

On the inside, I coloured the Santa suit using the cherry cobbler blendabilities.  I also stamped on the iridescent glimmer paper and then paper pierced it together.  Ohhhh, its so pretty!! Try it!
On the inside, I coloured the Santa suit using the cherry cobbler blend abilities.  Did I mention that there's a door crasher deal on the full set of blend abilities markers??? WOW!! It's amazing! Quantities are limited though so get yours today!


Tuesday is the last day for big savings so make sure you get your deals - click the link above!

Have an amazing day!
Cathy