Friday, 8 February 2019

Be Mine Stitched Framelits | #tgifc198


Now this card is pretty true to sketch if you asked me.
The sketch is awesome but the Be Mine Stitched Hearts by Stampin' Up! made it easy.

I am totally in love with those hearts.



This card was created for the TGIF Challenge Blog Team andI am encouraging you to link up your projects this week because this sketch is awesome!


Love always,
Cathy

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Busch Gardens | Simple Scrapper SPARK Magazine


I find scrapbooking days like these very hard. What I mean is - holidays or vacations or days where there's a family event. Well, Busch Gardens is one where I take a million photos. In the past, these photos just didn't get scrapbooked. Lately, I've just been printing the photos in minis. It makes scrapbooking the multi photos more appealing... if you ask me... In other words, I WANT to scrapbook them vs. in the past it would feel like a job. And this hobby should not feel like a job.

Bottom line. Just print the photos in minis and I promise you might find the inspiration you are looking for.



This layout was created for the FEBRUARY 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

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

His Voice. | Simple Scrapper SPARK Magazine


"At almost six and entering Grade One, Jack still speaks in that adorable baby voice. Words like 'germ' sound like 'drone'. He says 'hers' instead of 'she'. Sometimes people need me to interpret him or he's asked to repeat himself several times. It can cause him to be really frustrated. I feel for him in those moments but truth be told I could listen to his adorable baby voice until the cows come home."


This layout was created for the FEBRUARY 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, CratePaper

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Lean on Me | Be Inspired Blog Hop


"Lean on Me".
It seems that everyone around me is fighting a battle.
The Be Inspired Design Team is following a theme of Love and Friendship. In hardships, "love and friendship" is truly the only thing that matters.
Stay strong my friends.
Lean on your friends.
Dig deep and hang in there.


This newly released stamp set by Stampin' Up! is called "Artfully Aware" and it was designed by a demonstrator whose family is supporting a person battling with Alzheimers. This disease has and continues to hit my family. So this stamp set really spoke to me.


Hope you have amazing day - don't stop here though.

Check out Carolynn Sander's project!

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Documenting December Memories | Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop January 2019


Awwwww.
I have been slowly documenting my December 2018 memories.
So, I was in luck when the Scrapbook Sunday Design Team's theme was just that.

My scrapbooking and memory keeping style is very clean.
It's often wordy but not in this layout.
This layout is a 6x8" page and will go side by side with some pocket pages telling the story in these photos.


Products Used: // You can notice the Stampin' Up! Stitched 2x2" squares bordering my photos just perfectly. I love using this style of backing on photos.  The patterned paper is the Merry Christmas Designer Paper out of the Annual Catalog. Unfortunately the stickers of the trees and the labels come from the retired Santa's Workshop Memories and More card pack.

I am looking forward to more scrapbooking as I move into 2019.
I have oh so missed it.
Be sure to check out the whole team's layouts as each Stampin' Up! Demonstrator will show you how to use our products to preserve your own memories.

Cathy

Thursday, 20 December 2018

A Fond Farewell with Frosted Floral Wedding Card | Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop


Welcome back to the last official blog hop for the 2018 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team!
Well my pumpkins, its been such an amazing ride over the past two years. I am so incredibly thankful for the amazing experiences and friends that I have met along the way.


This month's project is a wedding card I created for any couples that are getting married over the holiday season using the Frosted Florals product suite. This suite is absolutely stunning and could be used throughout the entire year. I absolutely loved playing with this entire suite.


It gives me great pleasure to introduce to you the 2019 Artisan Design Team!
Cheer them on because they are each incredibly amazing!

2019 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team

Before I leave you, I'd like to wish you the best holiday season from my whole family.
Cathy (37), Ryan (37), Jane (8), Jack (6) and Rooney the Dog (10)


But keep hopping along on this farewell tour - Charlet Mallett is up next.
Until next time my little sweet peas!
Cathy


Are you following me on instagram? That's where you can find me most often!

Today's project includes the following products:

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Details | Simple Scrapper SPARK Magazine


How fun?
This layout was created with the idea in mind to have a cover page with an overall review of the places we had been on our vacation.
Joining pieces together was super fun with the Stampin' Up! black thread.


This layout was created for the DECEMBER 2018 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!, The Paper Studio, Freckled Fawn