Saturday, 27 June 2015

In Progress Album | Simple Scrapper


I was SO excited to hear from Simple Scrapper to talk about my In Progress album that I forgot to tell you all about it!!

Jennifer Wilson is the leader and creator of Simple Scrapper. 
She's incredible and really is inspiring me to live simpler. cleaner. less.

Make sure you head over there to check out all about my Simple Saturday Tip!


Have a great day!
Cathy


Friday, 26 June 2015

Robot. Robot. | #tgifc09


robot. robot.
(that's "hello humans" in robot talk)

tgif.
seriously.
tgif.


In the monthly challenge remix you have to use at minimum two of the monthly challenges over the course of that particular month.  I used the sketch challenge and watercolouring.  To watercolour the robot, I didn't use water at all really but I did use a blender pen with soft sky and tip top taupe ink.

I put a little shading on the bottom to make is look like a shadow.  This grounds him... (if you don't understand that concept, it essentially means that he doesn't "float")


He's so cute isn't he??? He's from the "Boys will be Bows" stamp set at Stampin Up!

So fun!
Cheers!
Cathy

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Project Life Love | Fancy Friday

wait. what's this?

oh.

that.

yeah.
that's a page full of gold glitter with a 12x12 window sheet placed inside.
the window sheet has the word 'hello' and a gold butterfly die cut sewed on it.
all of that is sewed shut at the top.
the glitter moves around and looks really cool in real life.
yeah.
cool.



oh hello.

It's Fancy Friday! This time we are showing off some of our most favourite products from the new Stampin' Up! catalog. It should not be a surprise that I love Project Life(TM).  I put together a small album for a regional Stampin' Up! event that I'd love to show you using the new Happy Times and Moments Like These card collections.  Here we go!

Check out the cool new 12x12 album - stripes!


What's even cooler is on the inside cover is a QR code.  A code to a YouTube playlist.  Its amazing what music can do to the soul... try it.


Did you see my face poking out of that first title glitter page? Ahhh. Well, that's a page that I did about me... whaaaat? Yeah. Me. I never do it.  So I am doing it now.

But first.
Let me take a selfie.


Again, there's window sheets to keep the 2x2 floating squares in place.
(Not showing you the reverse of this one - that's exclusive to my Project Life by Mail subscribers!)

OK, so here's what the album looks like next with the photo pages in the album.  The next page is actually 10x12".  Because of the order of my pages, I didn't like the right hand side.  To fix my problem I put a "divider" behind it.  See below to "feel me".



Here's the up close of the page.  The multi selfie photo of my daughter was just printed using my Canon Selphy photo printer but you can do this easily in PicMonkey online.  The journalling was done straight onto the "Moments like These cards".



Behind this is the following page - did you pick up that I did one side relating to my daughter's "every day" and then the next page has my son's "every day".  You can also see that I've used a pocket that can pull out in the 2x4" slot in the middle on top.


A pocket?
Yes. A pocket.
The card pulls out.
yip.
But its the back of the pages.
Yeah. Cut the plastic.
how?
With an exact-o knife.
Can you show me a picture?
Argh. fine.



The divider. Oh right. Yes.  The divider.  It's that lovely velum page back to back.  But I've stamped it. Isn't that neat?


Did you think you were going to see the full thing?
Nah.
I have 3 minutes to get this posted.
Come back soon! :)

But first.
Let's take a selfie.
(oh gosh. I am hilarious.  so funny.  can't. breath.)
No. Not let's take a selfie.
Check out Cindy. She's gonna be great!



Cheers!
Cathy
(Night Children.)

Friday, 19 June 2015

Congratulations to the bride and groom | #tgifc08


You've probably figured out by now that I love white and simple cards.

I truly don't believe this card need anything more.


This card was created by colouring the stamp with Stampin' Up! markers.  With a quick blow on the rubber stamp, I was able to have a multi-coloured stamp. Lovely.

This project was created for TGIF challenges.  We bring you projects every week to keep you inspired and creating beautiful things. Make sure you link up your own projects!

Hope you are enjoying the beautiful sun!
Cathy





Wednesday, 17 June 2015

My Pumpkin Challenge | Birthday Bash Project #3





Hi again!

I've been busy busting my Paper Pumpkin stash.  These tags were created using a past kit where by we were to punch out the little stars and use it for confetti.  I decided to keep the negatives and create a card by stapling a sentiment.

Don't overthink your projects.  Just use whats on your desk and mish mash them together.

This project was created for the Pumpkin Challenge for June 2015 where by you use your Paper Pumpkin kits and play along with the challenge.  Make sure to link up by the end of the month!

 http://mypumpkinchallenge.blogspot.ca/2015/06/MPPweek1.html

Sunday, 14 June 2015

A BoHemian cheers! | #tgifc07


A bohemian 'cheers'!

Those bohemian colours are a little wild for me but I just can't stop using them!

The greeting 'cheers' was created using the new Stampin' Up! greetings thinlet.  It's fantastic!!!

Its definitely on your 'must have' list.

Recognize the sketch?

Yes, its created with inspiration from the sketch below from TGIF Challenges!  Make sure to play along with us this week using the following sketch:


Have a great day!
Cathy




Friday, 12 June 2015

You are amazing! | #tgifc07


This week's challenge at TGIF is a sketch challenge.
This time I wasn't sure how I wanted to approach it.


Truthfully I like the sketch better than my card.  This is probably a sketch that I should have really interpreted exactly as shown.

Lesson learned.

Maybe I'll come back to this when I have no inspiration in the tank.

Play along with us every week!
Cathy