Friday, 6 September 2019

Merry Merlot | #tgif228



It's a colour challenge at TGIF Challenge Blog!

Gotta say this was hard for me! I am certainly not a vanilla girl. I am all whisper white. So just that fact made it particularly difficult.

But limitations definitely makes things easier. I only have so much product in those colous besides stamps and colouring tools.


And I know what you are thinking.... I am already started with Christmas and the Holiday Season... 
... you better believe it baby!!
'Tis the Season!

Love, Cathy

Friday, 30 August 2019

Loving these penguins. | #tgif227

Well, its been awhile but I couldn't help myself...
I received my preorder for the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue!
As sick as I've been, I couldn't way to play with the TGIF Design Team!


I truly love these penguins and this Playful Penguins stamp set... Those three little guys are the star of the show! Meaning... It doesn't need much embellishment or colour to make a fabulous card!!  To add a little something, I stamped it on watercolour paper and heat embossed the images with clear embssing powder. This is a technique that I use frequently.


Be sure to play along with us this week showing how you heat emboss!
Cathy

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Embossing, Please! | Be Inspired Blog Hop

Well my friends, it hasn't been an easy pregnancy and the past few days has been filled with headaches, pink eyes and allergic reactions.

Yikes!



Since I didn't get to make a new project, I thought I'd share my projects that I created with Creative Scrapbooker Magazine last week! Be sure to check out their blog as you can find me the first monday of every month!


This above project has two types of embossing: Dry embossing using the Subtle Embossing Folder and also heat embossing where I use clear embossing powder to create a "lip" on stamped images making water colouring a breeze!


For now, I have to get myself better!
Be check to keep moving along to the amazing Brian King!





Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Meet the New In Colours by Stampin' Up! | Be Inspired Blog Hop



Today the Be Inspired Blog Hop team is highlighting the brand new 2019-2020 In Colours!


I was so thankful for this challenge because I haven't had a chance to play around with the in colours since the new Stampin' Up! catalogue launched in June. 


These are simple cards using the 6 x 6" Designer Series Paper Pack. For each colour, I selected a pattern and cut it down to 6 x 3.5". Then using my scrap bits I cut it down to 4 x 2.5' and 0.75 x 2.5". The sentiment coems from A Good Man stamp set which was stamped onto the smallest Stitched rectangle die


Now our family has a little annoucement! You may have noticed a little bit of white noise around this blog and my social media accounts lately.... We are almost 15 weeks pregnant! I've been really quite unwell and of course really tired. I am looking forward to a more crafty second trimester!


Thanks so much for dropping by! Be sure to keeping hopping along to my west cost friend Carolynn Sander!

Until next time, Cathy

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

#WKNDZ | Simple Scrapper SPARK Magazine


I am scratching my head trying to remember which embellishment die cut pack I used to create this layout. Regardless, this is an example of how using a good chunk of a pack can feel awesome. Break those hoarding habits!!


This layout was created for the MAY 2019 SPARK magazine exclusively developed for the online Simple Scrapper community. Within the community we are provided with sketches and journal prompts in order to help inspire members.

Cathy

Supplies for today's project comes from Ali Edwards, American Crafts

Monday, 15 July 2019

April 2016 In Review | Simple Scrapper SPARK Magazine


For the past few years I have started doing monthly review pages in my album. Essentially for me, its taking the pressure off to finish complete layouts for every single life event. These are still picture I WANT to share in my album but time is not on my side. Typically my monthly review pages look like pocket pages; however, as I have been filling the gaps from my chronological scrapbooks they may look like this.

You may be thinking.... shes scrapbooking tiny events from 3 years ago.
Yes. Yes I am.
So how can you remember the details?
I can't really.
But I use my journalling from my Facebook Pages to jog my memory and often quite literally copy and paste.


Here's a look at what it looks like in the album:


This layout was created for the JUNE 2019 SPARK magazine exclusively developed for the online Simple Scrapper community. Within the community we are provided with sketches and journal prompts in order to help inspire members.

Cathy

Supplies for today's project comes from Ali Edwards, Stampin' Up!, American Crafts

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Inspired by Paige Evans. | Simple Scrapper SPARK Magazine


When I ran across this die cut silhouette style white page designed by Paige Evans for Pink Paislee, I had to have it. I quickly selected a raibow 12x12 sheet of patterned paper that would lay behind. Just that was enough to pull this page together.  My biggest trouble was developing a way to make the 12x12 die cut become 8.5x11". To smooth the edge, I sewed a distressed piece of patterned paper. It did the trick. Finally, I used Ali Edwards Grow kit embellishments and Details story kit acrylic word to finish it off.


Check out the dimension of this page...
And yes, this is hanging on my wall in a shadow box rather than in an album for the moment.


This layout was created for the JUNE 2019 SPARK magazine exclusively developed for the online Simple Scrapper community. Within the community we are provided with sketches and journal prompts in order to help inspire members.

Cathy

Supplies for today's project comes from Ali Edwards, Paige Evans Pink Paislee, Elle Studio, Stampin' Up!