Cathy's Crafting Journey

Welcome to my blog, where I hope you will be inspired and want to share comments and your inspirations and tips too!! I love to create cards, mini albums, gift bags,tags, and boxes and I hope to take you on the papercrafting Journey with me!! Follow along!!

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Chooo chooo

Hello crafty friends, Cathy here to share a mini album I created this week.  What fun I had.  I tooks bits and pieces of different tutorials for different pages to put this one together with a Train theme.  Would be fun to add you little guys photos and momentos in. 

Supplies used:
chipboard
buttons
scor-tape
Helmar craft glue
fiskar punch
Martha Stewart punch
DCWV Boyhood stack
CTMH cardstock
Really Reasonable Ribbon green ribbon, lace 












hope you were inspired by my post today, leave some love and come back soon!
Cathy

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Mini fun..

Hello again my crafting friends, I wanted to pop in again and share with you a mini album I created using the tutorial on Youtube from Lunar Sun Creations.  I had such fun making it.  I started out using papers from a 6x6 book of pattern paper and ended up looking through my stash of 6x6's for more patterned paper cause there just was not enough to fill the book, but I think I did pretty well matching up the patterns...
supplies used: CTMH card stock,black gems
                        Chipboard
                        Helmar 450 quick dry adhesive
                        Scor-tape
                        Really Reasonable Ribbon
                        Fancy Pants 6x6 Park Bench collection
                        Authentique 12 x 12 Boy Bundle collection  
                        Tim Holtz Distress crackle paint
                         Flora craft Diamond Dust











I can not wait to start another one...be watching

Cathy

Stampaganza!!!!

 Good morning, today I want to share with you the
amazing deal Close To My Heart has this month...the Word Puzzle Bundle!!



This is a collection of totally awesome stamps, and here are ways to get them..
A) Get all 12 stamps tor $143.60 (a 33% savings!!!)
B) Buy them individually using the BUY ONE GET ONE FREE JULY PROMO!!)

C) Join Close to My Heart as a consultant and get them free with a qualifying order by August 31, 2017.
D)  Host a gathering of $450.00 and receive the ENTIRE SET  for FREE!!!!

For more info message me, I would be happy to help. to check out these and many more stamps head over to my website here

Check out the Stamp of the Month here 

And if you would like to join my team!! check out the details by clicking on the "What we Do  tab...here

thanks for stopping in...have a great day!!
Cathy

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Join my team!!!

Hey crafty friends... THIS IS AWESOME!!! have you have ever thought about becoming a Close To My Heart consultant,Well, this year... July is YOUR MONTH! I would LOVE to have you join up with me as your upline at Cathy's CTMH Mainely Hearts club...
Check out July's New Consultant Incentive (below): when you enroll this month, you'll receive FREE this 12-pack of monthly stamp sets that's valued at more than $215! (Yes, I can BUY it this month at a discounted $143.60 -- but you get it FREE!).
In addition to these stamp sets, you'll also receive $50 in Select Product Credit that you can use IMMEDIATELY to get your hands on brand new CTMH products as just revealed at the annual CTMH Convention in Salt Lake City. Want to see what's inside these catalogs EARLY!? Here is your chance! You also get a great discount on all your purchases, with a low quarterly minimum and NO contracts to sign!! want to see more of the goodies you get in your kit as well as sign up?? head here and click on what we do and get started!!!
http://cathyplus5.ctmh.com




Monday, May 1, 2017

Sweet Unicone

Hey crafty friends..long time no see.   I have been away from my blog for about a month now, My husband Who has MS, has been hospitalised for over a month now about 2 hours away from where we live and so my crafting has been pretty much in limbo.  I foresee a few more weeks of being there, so am going to squeak in some crafty relaxation when I can.

I did however manage a couple cards this week, using KaDoodle Bug Designs past Freebie...Cutie KaToodles ~ Sweet Unicone.  This month through Close To My Heart, for which I am a consultant, there is a new Catalog.  

and there are some real FUN new paper packs.  I used a couple pieces of the new paper pack Little Dreamer.  
So Here are the cards I put together


I hope you like the cards and will leave a comment, and be sure to check out my website. I would love to be your consultant ..have a great Monday
Cathy





Friday, March 31, 2017

No sew with Helmar

Hello Fello crafters, Cathy here this fine day to share a sort of sew project, with no needle and thread but with something that is just like stitching to fabric...Helmar Fabric Glue.  I was real pleased how it turned out and wanted to go buy a bunch of plain lamp shades after to transform like I did to my plain Jane  shade I had bought some time ago.

Here is a picture of the lamp shade before I started and the Helmar Adhesives I used to complete the project...

I had some flower lace ribbon from Stampin up I believe and thought it would look perfect around the top of the lamp shade...

I had a small strip of the ribbon left over and figured I might as well use it up on the shade, so I applied the Helmar Fabric Glue across the back side of the ribbon and then rolled it in a ball to create a flower to add to the decor of the shade which you will see later..

My next step was to glue some lace ribbin from my stash that I got at Michaels'...


After the lace was glued on I went hunting for embellishments, and came across a stick pin, a heart one that used to be my mom's ( who is living with the angels) and a regular stick pin from Close to My Heart, and some beads to add to it.
I used the Helmar Craft Glue to add to the pin and keep the beads on.


 

Now here is a close up of the lamp shade, you can see the rolled flower I made top and center to which I added a vintage button to the center.  The rest of the flowers are from Michaels' Recollections collection.  I used the Helmar Fabris Glue on each pin to help hold them in as well as the feathers and leaves and flowers.


Below is the lamp shade all assembled....

and here it is back in it's place lit up...


So there you have it.. my completed lamp shade.. Hope you like as much as I do.
Til next time... Cathy






Thursday, March 30, 2017

Spring Chick

Happy Thursday everyone, Cathy here to share another card featuring a SVG file from KaDoodle Bug Designs..  For this card I used the "Spring Chick " file,

the card below was created using Close to My Heart card stock as well as DCWV burlap paper. and a stamp from a Punny stamp set I had.

Well I hope you like my card today and will head  over to KaDoodle Bug Designs and check out her amazing files.


Til next time Happy Crafting
Cathy

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Meow are you?

Hey there fans of the KaDoodle Bug Designs files.  Cathy here today to share a card I created using one of the Halloween files~  Cutie KaToodles , Black Cat.
I had a cute animal puns stamp set that had the sentiment~ Meow are you?  So I hunted around the KaDoodle Bug Designs website and found this adorable cat,  I cut out the pumpkin with pattern paper and just made it something the cat was leaning on.

Here is my version on a card....


Supplies used:
CTMH card Stock
Bazzil paper.
CTMH inks
Helmar craft glue
Doodlebug dots
Stampin up ribbon

thanks for peeking in
Cathy


Monday, February 27, 2017

Home Decor with Helmar

Hello fellow crafters, Cathy here to share my Home decor project using Helmar adhesives.
I do not know about you but where I come from, we have had a whole lot of snow, so I decided I need a diversion, so figured I would do an Easter/Spring decor project..

first, I acquired 3 pieces of pine wood, one at 2x4x8 and 2 @ 2x4 x6.  I sanded them...

Then I purchased some white chalk paint, and gave each of them 3 coats of paint,


Then I took 3 coordinating scraps of cloth in bright spring colors and cut them out into bunny ear shapes and pressed them.


                                then I tied each of the fabric ears into aow in the middle



My next step I took thin floral wire and wrapped it around a pencil several time and then trimmed off.
I made several "loopy" wires.



With a couple of them I tird them around the ears to make hair for the bunnies...


For noses, I took some wooden hearts I got for Christmas and painted then light pink/


I wanted the ears to have a little stiffness, so I used my HelmarFabric Stiffner


I poured a little in a paper plate and brushed it on the backside of each ear and then ...


Draped them over bottle to dry.


I used my one inch paper punch and punched out enough circles to make 3 for each eye so they would be thick. and used Helmar Craft glue to hold them together.


Next I put down some small globs of Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive to hold the eyes on the boards..it is just like using a glue gun without the burn...

I now want something thick to be able to hold my wire whiskers and the wooden heart nose and the ears and hair on top,..and what better to do that than the Helmar Scrap Dots


and Voila!! the finished Bunnies!!


Helmar products used...
Helmar Scrap Dots,
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar Craft Glue
Helmar Fabric Stiffener


Hope you like today's Home Decor project..thanks for stopping ,