Sunday, 6 October 2019

Bump Buddies | SImple Scrapper SPARK Magazine


Can you imagine that with our family's surprise, one of my best friends had a similar surprise?
What's more insane...
Can you imagine that we are due on the same due date?


This layout was created for the OCTOBER 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, Freckled Fawn, Elle Studio, Paper Studio, Crate Paper, Stampin' Up!

Saturday, 5 October 2019

A Pregnancy to Remember | Simple Scrapper SPARK Magazine

 

"The first half of this third pregnancy was full of highs and lows. Highs because I feel so blessed and happy to be bringing another child into this family and this world. Lows because of endless nausea, 2 trips to the ER, chest pains, sores in my mouth, hives on my body from allergies, pink eye and everything else. This pregnancy is no joke. And pretty hard. Being at 20 weeks now, I hope the lows are behind me especially now that we’ve seen Baby Caines yawning, dancing and nuzzling into her Mama. Through all the illness, we all can’t wait to meet you.                      
xoxo 
September 7, 2019"


This layout was created for the OCTOBER 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!

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Celebrating the Moose | 2018 A-Team Reunited Blog Hop


Whats the "A-Team"?
Artisan.
2018 Stampin' Up! Artisan Dream Team.
And I am so excited to be hanging out with my talented friends again.
We are getting ready for the holiday and can't wait to show you.


I am from the East Coast of Canada living on an island called Newfoundland. We have a HUGE population of moose... which is super interesting considering they aren't native to our land. Therefore, this animal holds a small part of each and every Newfoundlander. I am completely drawn to this punch. And I can assure you that I will never ever ever part with it.


So celebrate with me, those tall big vegetarians!
And yes.
I totally was chased by a moose before in Gros Mourne National Park.
And I am here to talk about it.
Because guess what?
When I stopped running, he just went on his merry way.
They are awesome.

Keep hopping along to my friend Susan Wong!! I can't wait to see what she shares because I can assure you our holiday seasons lok very different just in the small fact of our opposite climates!


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Colouring with Stampin' Write Markers | Creating Kindness Blog Hop



I am so excited to be joining the Creating Kindness Blog Hop as a Guest Designer this month!

The theme for this month's hop is "Coloring" which is completely up my alley. My favourite way to colour is using the Stampin' Up! Write Markers and an Aquan Painter.... Stampin' Up! seriously has the best reds... seriously.

To nail this technique, stamp an image on water colour paper. Quickly apply clear embossing folder and heat set. This allows there to be a slight ridge on the paper to keep the water from crossing lines. Now you are ready to colour - Colour in each area as you please with the markers then move the ink around with the aqua painter... Yup. It's that easy.


How fun is this stamp set? It's the On to Adventure Stamp Set and totally fun to play with. Check out my short time lapse video if you want to see my process!


Keeping hopping along to check out each designer's take on the Colouring Theme! My friend and old Artisan Design Team blog neighbour is up next - Charlet!

Until Next Time,
Cathy


Blog Hop Participants
1.     Cathy Caines - Guest Designer – Canada
2.     Charlet Mallett – USA
3.     Tanya Boser – USA
4.     Lou Kitzelman – Australia
5.     Jenny Hall – USA
6.     Paula Dobson – New Zealand
7.     Marcy Denning – Canada
8.     Cheryll Miller – Australia
9.     Danielle Bennenk – Netherlands
10.  Jay Soriano – UK
11.  Sandi MacIver - Canada

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Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Baby Bump | Simple Scrapper SPARK Magazine


"I couldn’t believe it when one of my best friends told me she was expecting. Shocked can’t even come close to my over the top laughter. Then to find out we had the exact same due dates with unplanned pregnancies was unreal. But I am so glad to be on this adventure together with her."


This layout was created for the OCTOBER 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

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Fancy Floral with Bloom and Grow | Fancy Friday Blog Hop


Well, well, well.
At 23 weeks pregnant I am finally feeling well enough to get crafting.
I am so excited to be back with the rest of the Fancy Friday team.
Seriously though.
You can't get any better talent then this team when it comes to Stampin' Up! as each and everyone of these ladies are either a current or past Artisan Design Team Member.
I don't always love florals but I am totally in love with the Bloom and Grow stamp set. Not only that but I am inspired completely by a card in the catalogue which shows a similar design. I am a big believer in not re-inventing the wheel! Start with inspiration and make it your own!

This is where my inspiration ame from in the catalogue..



And out popped this when I was all done!!


I also cased the catalogue yesterday from page 156 in the catalogue - I created this card using the same stamp set. See.... I told you I was obssessed!

.... From the catalogue...


And my take....


Keep hopping along to check out everyone's gorgeous creations! Next up is the fabulous Mercedes Weber!
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Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Casing the Catalogue with Bloom and Grow | Be Inspired Blog Hop

Welcome Back to this month's Be Inspired Blog Hop. I am always so impressed by the talent of this group.

This month we are casing the Stampin' Up! catalogue. What does this mean? Simply put it means trying to re-create a project from the catalogue. Often this leads to inspiration and starts to get our creativity juices flowing.



This month we are casing the Stampin' Up! catalogue. What does this mean? Simply put it means trying to re-create a project from the catalogue. Often this leads to inspiration and starts to get our creativity juies flowing.


For today's project I've decided to re-create a project found in the catalogue on page 156. I've used the floral image from the Bloom and Grow stamp to re-create this sweet card on the scalloped card bases.

Here's my take:


Don't you just love this design? I sure do and can't wait to use up the rest of my scalloped cards to create them!

Thanks for dropping by to check out my project today! But don't stop here, be sure to continue hopping! Up next, we have the incrediby talented Manuela Geiswinkler.

See you soon!