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!

Saturday, 6 July 2019

Dear Jack.


And you are six.
Six years old and you proudly announce you have two girlfriends.
Six years old with the cutest freckled cheeks that smooch your eye balls when you smile.
Six years old and you never skip an opportunity to get what you want.
Not a lover of all humans.
Nor a lover of anyone singing.
You 'sloth-ily' slide out of bed every morning with vampire whines of light in your eyes.
For you, every day your goal is to either play with your toys or get new toys.
You can be a tough nut to crack.
When someone finds their way into your heart, you don't forget and you definitely don't mind telling someone that "they are fired".
You like to do things your way on your time.
Today is your birthday and you got it your way, starting with vanilla cake for breakfast.
You smiled like a lot today proudly announcing your are six!
Your happy is pretty amazing.
You love to jump up in the air with your fists high and finish it off with a little dance.
If only we could all have that sort of happy.
I worry about you a lot.
Way too much actually.
Just last week you told me 'not to worry' as you could most definitely handle carrying the oversized bag with your Halloween costume into school.
I am learning that you aren't 'sensitive'.
You just wear your heart on your sleeve.
And well, I hope you always do.
Love hard and play hard Jack Caines.
Here's to an amazing Year Six.
Happy 6th Birthday,
Love Mom.
#yearsix
#iamjackcaines
#happybirthday
#lovemom


This layout was created just for me. The words were already documented on my facebook status on the day of his birthday so it was just a matter of putting the layout together after the fact. I love using Facebook as a "holding place" for memories.


Cathy

Supplies for today's project comes from Ali Edwards storykits and Heidi Swapp Wolf Pack embellishments

Sunday, 30 June 2019

Go. See. Do. | Simple Scrapper SPARK Magazine

This is a shining example of how you can use multiple photos on a layout in a fun way! The trick is to print them small - these happen to be 2x3 with a border printed with my Canon Selphy. Secondly I placed them on the 8.5x11" page first and allowed the picture to hang over the edges. Once I placed the alphas and was happy with the positioning I adhered the pieces... only after these steps did I cut the overhanging edges.


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, Stampin' Up!, Tim Holtz

Friday, 28 June 2019

Introducing.. Magnolia Lane | Creative Scrapbooker Magazine


Introducing.. Magnolia Lane Suite from Stampin' Up! Be sure to pop by Creative Scrapbooker magazine where you can see details from this project.

And if you are in Canada, don't miss out on my $10* Magnolia Lane Product Share which includes Card Instructions for the following 4 cards! Now filling third rounds!

* shipping is extra


With Sympathy | #tgifc218


The new Stampin' Up! catalogue has been released but I have been globe trotting a little too much to enjoy all the fun!

Today's card was created quickly using the brand new scalloped cards, Subtle Embossing Folder and the Beautiful Promenade stamp set. Nobody ever wants to create a sympathy card so its nice to be able to have a few on hand when they are needed. This stamp set has some great sentiments that I just love so be sure to grab in from the Annual Catalog.


This card was created as part of the TGIF Design Team as we are making Sympathy cards this week. Join us as you create your own!

Hope you have a great day!
Cathy

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

A Good Dad | Be Inspired Blog Hop


In only 5 short days, Stampin' Up! will be launching their newest annual catalogue. I am so excited to get re-energized by new products and of course, new inspiration from the world!


A Good Man, is a new stamp launching next week. I knew rigtht away that it would be something on my "must have" list. It's perfect timing for Father's Day in a couple weeks.

These are simple designs but as usual the artwork in these sets seem to be the star of the show.


Not only have I used a new stamp set but if you look closely you can also see a sneak peek of some new Designer Series Paper called a Calm Sea.


Thanks so much for dropping by! Manuela Geiswinkler is up next! I was so lucky to have bet her in Orlando last year. Super sweet and super talented!

Until next time, Cathy

Friday, 26 April 2019

Playing with Sepia | #tgifc209


Well.
That was a challenge.
But after I started it really wasn't.
I started out with Soft Suede and distressed using Soft Suede ink on everything!


The corrugated embossing folder got a little ripped while I was distressing so I just went with it. In the end, I fell in love with this little carddespite it being completely outside my "style".

Who knows? Maybe I am evolving.
And that. My little crafty friends... that is why doing challenges can help you get inspired.


Be sure to play along with us everyweek at TGIF Challenges!
Have a wonderful day!
Cathy

Thursday, 25 April 2019

For the Family | Fancy Friday Blog Hop


"For the Family".
Man.
That's a big one.
Its really all about family, isn't it? Specially in this paper crafting and memory keeping world.
I love celebrating anything and everything.
Birthdays are no different.
So, cheers to our families.
Because we love them so.

I am so thankful to be art of this Fancy Friday team. These ladies are incredible!

This little bear is retiring and I'll be sad to see him go. These stamps will definitely remain in my collection as I will use them for many years to come in projects such as this. A simple water colouring project with Stampin' Up! markers and an aqua painter.

Be sure to always use varying pop dots for adhesives when dealing with balloons to get that awesome dimension.


Keep hopping along to see all the amazing projects from this talented group!
Next up isthe incredibly talented and amazing photographer, Jennifer Frost!
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

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Happy Mother's Day | Be Inspired Blog Hop


Hi Friends!
Since I've started #the100dayproject I have been creating every day. This month's Be Inspired Blog Hop has a watercolour theme. Something many of us are truly enjoying right now.


Typically, I would stamp an image and use some of my water colour tools to bring it to life. However, this time I wanted to water colour a background as well as a die cut. Dragon flies have a special meaning in my world so I was excited to play.  There's no special way to create this effect except to simply so for it. Use your favourite waterbased ink whether it be ink pads, reinkers, pencils, markers, etc along with a paint brush or a water pen to apply different layers of colours. It's so much fun!!


It's time to hop along to see what Carolyn Sander has created!

Cathy

Friday, 29 March 2019

Its Your Birthday | #tgifc205


The TGIF Challenge Design Team brings you inspiration each week beginning on... Friday, of course! Make sure you are following along every week for crafty inspiration!


I began my project this week by breaking out my balloon punch again. Every time I punched balloons out, I was reminded how much I love punches because they are so quick and easy. Once I sorted out my colours, I distressed the outside of the edges with the matching colour - this gives the perception of depth.


Nothing says celebration like balloons so be sure to grab this punch - its definitely a favourite of mine!  Don't forget to link up your projects and play along - we love checking out your projects each week!

Cathy

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Best Catch Ever! | Fancy Friday Blog Hop


We are casing the catty this month with the Fancy Friday Design Team.
And I am pumped!


This was my chance to finally use the Best Catch Bundle that I have been hoarding away.
There was a card in the catalog that caught my eye which made this a must have product for me.
Check out the catalogue version!
Nice, right?


I did not stray from the style or colours.
The only exception is I layered a stitched rectangle behind the watercolour card front.


I had so much fun
Check out my process... quite a lot faster!


But don't stop here, keep hopping along to my fancy friend,
Sylwia Schreck!
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.

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Let's Celebrate You. | Be Inspired Blog Hop


I am so excited to be creating again if only for a little while! I was adventuring across the country in Oregon last week, then across my beautiful province of Newfoundland to Corner Brook this past weekend and tomorrow I cross the Atlantic Ocean to Nova Scotia!

But before I go, I created a card for the Be Inspired Design Team. This month we are trying to inspire you by "blinging it up!" To get inspired I first went back to the check out the Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper. And that was all I need as I found the black, gold and silver confetti on the white paper.


There's several layers of fun - I always love the black and gold combination!

That's it for now, I can't wait to see what Manuela Geiswinkler has created - she's up next!
Cathy