Wednesday, 29 July 2020

You are the GOAT (Greatest of All Time) | Be Inspired Blog Hop



My baby girl is now 6 months old.
Every now and then I can find pockets of time to create.
It's not often and not usually when I want to but it is finally happening.
And it feels. so. so. good.


Today's Be Inspired Blog Hop is all about Sunshine and Happiness. And let me tell you, although these goats make me super happy, the fact that I was creating gave me pure happiness and joy.

Be sure to check out this super cute card using the Way to Goat stamp set from Stamping' Up!


So happy to be back and I really hope you are all taking care of himself in this crazy world. Keep hopping to Carolynn - she's a bright light in a world of darkness. Can't wait to see what happiness and sunshine she makes!

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

What Happens at Grandmas... | Be Inspired Blog Hop


43 days now.
Its been 43 days since we have been in self isolation.
I can count on my hand how many times I have been in my car.
In fact, I am sure I haven't filled it up with gas this month.
The kids hasn't been in school for 47 days.
I have good days and I have bad days. I am trying to stay positive. Still. It's crazy. Every day I am STILL trying to stay positive. Crafting helps me stay strong and be positive.



Most times I am not very inspired to craft despite knowing that it will help me move through my quanrantine days. It is our hope that we can help you stay inspired. And if nothing else distract you into thinking about brighter days when we can hug our family and friends again.

For now, enjoy my card. The design came to me as I tried to create with "stay home" in mind. I'd love to see how you take this house shape and bring it to life.


I simply cannot wait until I can drop all three of my kids off to Grandmas again... This Mama needs a babysitter and I truly won't "care what happens at Grandmas" that day. Drop and run. :)

Take care - I am sending you all the paper hugs!
Hop on over to Manuela! She is seriously one of my favourite Stampin' Up! designers!

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Happy Birthday to You | Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop


It feels so good to be blogging again after having a baby! We always need some mama time but the question always becomes... when do we have time! Little Miss Claire is one month old now - its insane how fast time goes!





This month's Be Inspired callenge is to use Sale-a-Bration products. This happens to be the first time I picked up this gorgeous "Happy Birthday To You" Stampin' Up! stamp. I have seen some stunning projects with this stamp set.

Because I am just getting back into the craft room, I didn't try to over stretch my limited creativity. I went back to a tried and true style of mine with a watercolour background and a watercoloured image. Perhaps when I get some better sleep creativity will shower over me but for now I am going to enjoy the process of "just making".


Thanks for dropping by to check out my project today! Be sure to keep hopping along to see Manuela's project! I always love her creations!

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Shake it Up! | Fancy Friday Blog Hop


It's 2020 and the Stampin' Up! past and current Artisans are back to bring you inspiration using current Stampin' Up! projects. Each month we currate a theme and this growing group of over 40 uber talented Creatives try to come up with a project. This month we are "shaking it up".


This Shaker Card project uses the Stitched Stars dies, irridescent sequins and Birthday Goodness stamp set. Did you pick up on the little stars amongst the sequins? Yup, they are the negatives from the swirly star die cut!


Now, have you been wondering I've been? Well, you likely remember I've been growing a baby - She finally arrived on January 23, 2020 weighing 7lb 12 oz and measuring 50cm. I am totally smitten and she's fitting in with our crazy family of five. I am working hard to find a new routine... and also space for all the "things" that comes with babies.



Things are changing in the Stampin' Fancy Friday world. This will be our last blog hop. Awwww but not to worry we are still around to give you inspiration. Instead of blogging we will be posting our projects to Instagram only, as well as individual social accounts like Facebook. We think the world is evolving and so should we!  So be sure to follow the Stampin' Fancy Friday Instagram Account @stampinfancyfriday to sure you don't miss out next month's projects!

I am so excited to be linking to Kerstin Kreis whom is am amazing Artist!!! Be sure to check her out next!


Are you following me on instagram? 
This is where I show the majority of my projects and inspiration, along side my loves and life.  
Be sure to find me @cathycaines and @seecathygo

Friday, 29 November 2019

At Your Service | Simple Scrapper SPARK Magazine



"I drive.
Oh boy, do I drive.
I drive my own kids and every one else’s kids.
From one end of town to the other.
My own schedule is dictated around where I have to drive someone and with who.
Do I have enough carseats? Boosters? Etc.
Often with meals and snacks to be eaten while driving from point A to point B.
I can tell you one thing though. It’s my turn. I am pretty sure my parents did the same.
And when a carpool opportunity comes up, I snag it.
But let’s just say for now...
I am at your service."


This layout was created for the NOVEMBER 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, Freckled Fawn, Pink Paislee

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Look at that Smile | Simple Scrapper SPARK Magazine


Every now and then someone captures MY joy.
It's rare but it happens.
Man, I wish I had more pictures like this.


This layout was created for the NOVEMBER 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, Elle Studio, Pink Paislee

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Feeling Festive | Be Inspired Blog Hop


Hey all! Are you getting ready for the holiday season?
I atually am.
So ready.
I am now 7 and a half months pregnant. While I crave wine and slush, I am totally ready to sit down and hang out with family and friends lit up by the glow of the Christmas tree.
Yup, I am so very much ready.


I have been making Christmas and Holiday cards for the last few months. Because I make cards in bulk, I generally go with this watercoloured feel. I don't like to make the same cards over and over but I don't mind if they are similar style. You can find the stocking stamp in the Holly Jolly Christmas stamp set by Stampin' Up! 




I wanted to show you something else - Just last weekend we had our company Christmas party! This always gets me in the spirit! Part of my role in a family owned business is to get prizes for all the staff. This year we did Mystery Boxes and it didn't take long for me to find 30 boxes at Marshalls. These boxes are gorgeous already so I only needed a tag to finish them off for my purpose. Using the  Stampin' Up! Stitched Shapes Framelits with my favourite Bombshell font I was able to quickly create numbered tags.... you guys... Stitched Shapes has been a 'go to' product for me over the last couple years so make sure its part of your stash!


And yes folks.
It's that easy.
Don't over think it.
You only have so many hours in the day.

Thanks for dropping by to check out my project today! 
Keep hopping along to check out Manuela Geiswinkler's project!! It's gonna be amazing!

See you soon!