Saturday, April 30, 2011

My Creative Time Design Team!!!!!

Good morning!!!  I have been busting at the seams trying to keep this secret!  The fabulous Emma from My Creative Time has asked me to be on her design team!  I am more than thrilled and cannot tell you how excited I am to be working with Emma and all of the extremely talented ladies on her team.  I cannot wait to start creating with Emma's beautiful stamps.  Here is a card I made with her new stamp set  My Favorite Sayings.


Thank you for stopping by today.  I appreciate all of my followers and comments always make my day!
Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday - A Royal Celebration

Welcome to Whimsical Wednesday Challenge #4 - A Royal Celebration!  If you are new to Whimsical Wednesdays we have a scrapbooking challenge the first Wednesday of every month, then other paper crafting challenges each Wednesday for the rest of the month.  Todays challenge is to create any project inspired by Prince William and Kate Middleton's Wedding coming up on Friday.  I decided to do a shaped card using my new "favorite" cricut cartridge Elegant Edges!

Cricut Cartridges - Elegant Edges for card shape
                             Disney-A Princesses Dream Come True for the dress
Gold Cardstock - Gold-Silver Elegant Paper Pad, Martha Stewart
Rustic White Cardstock - Papertrey Ink (PTI)
Silk Ribbon - PTI
Patterned Paper - At Home Stack DCWV
Dew Drop Ink - Galaxy Gold
Adhesive Pearls

Please be sure to visit the Whimsical Wednesday Blog to see the fabulous creations the rest of the Design Team have in store for you.  Link your project up over there, I can't wait to see your projects!  Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great one!

Long Island Hugs,
Cathryn :)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Hedgehogs Are Moms Too! LFIF Challenge

Wow, two posts in one day!!  My computer is broken so my projects backed up until my wonderful daughter let me use her NEW one she just bought with her savings!!! She's the best!
Well this card is for the PKS Let's Face it Friday Challenge.  Your project has to contain a PKS face stamp and the theme is Mother's Day.  I used some of my favorite new paper from Imaginisce.  Love aqua with red!  And I actually tried my hand at sewing paper!!

PKS-754 Critter Faces Medium
Sentiment - Mom You Rock Stamp Set - My Creative Time
Patterened Paper - Twitterpated, Lady Bug ball & Critter chatter  - Imaginisce
Cardstock - Dark chocolate, Hawaiian shores  - PTI
Button - PTI
Cricut Cartridge - Straight from the Nest & Create a Critter
Caribbean Twine - The Twinery
Ribbon from Michael's
Brown Stickles
Gel Pen
Flower & brad from my stash
Sewing Machine

Thank you for stopping by.  I appreciate all of my blogging friends!!!  Have a great weekend! Love & Hugs, Cathryn67 :)

Hey Chickie - My PKS Sketch Challenge Entry

Hello my wonderful blogging friends!  This is my entry for The Peachy Keen Stamps Sketch Challenge #50.  If you would like to see the sketch click here.  This sketch also has a twist.  You must have gold in it somewhere in honor of PKS's 50 sketch challenge!!!  I just got this Cottage Cutz Ducky die and couldn't wait to use it. I stamped and embossed the sentiment in Gold first then Tuxedo Black.  I also added some black gel pen to the egg after I took the pictures, sorry.   I so enjoyed making this card, I hope you enjoy looking at it!

PKS The Scrapping Cottage Duck w/egg  CC-PK4x4-020
Sentiment - Color Me Happy Stamp Set - My Creative Time
Circle Nestabilities
Patterned Paper - Making Memories Flower Patch Collection
Gold Paper - Martha Stewart Gold & Silver Elegance Stack
Cardstock - Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Rustic White, New Leaf & Lemon Tart - Paper Trey Ink (PTI)
Ribbon - Melon Mambo - PTI
Brilliance Gold & Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pads -Tsuineko
Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink
Lemon Drop Twine - The Twinery
Martha Stewart Fringe Scissors for grass
Pompom Lace from Joanns
White Gel Pen

I hope you all have a fabulous holiday weekend!  Thank you for stopping by.  Love & Hugs, Cathryn :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday Challenge

Whimsical Wednesday Challenge #3 - Spring Has Sprung in our Homes

Hello and welcome to another Whimsical Wednesday Challenge! Just in case this is your first one, we have a challenge every week with each one staying open for two weeks. The first Wednesday of each month will be a Scrapbooking Challenge. We have a lot of fun challenges and prizes coming up, we would love for you to  play along!

This weeks theme is: "Spring has Sprung in our Homes" - Create a Home Decor project with a spring theme.
(no cards this week)

I chose to do a wall hanging for my project. I have always loved bird houses so I decided to use 3 of them from different cricut cartridges. I think I will keep this hanging on my door throughout the entire spring!

Cindy Loo, Stretch Your Imagination and Create a Critter Cricut Cartridges
Cardstock: New Leaf, Lemon Tart, Hibiscus Burst, Blueberry Sky, Kraft & Dark Chocolate - PTI
Patterned Paper: Bitty Dot Basics - PTI
Swiss Dot Embossing Folder
Irock - Imaginesce
Prima Flowers
Ecru Ribbon - Celebrate It, Michaels
Pink Sorbet Twine - The Twinery
White & pink gel pens
Ric-rac, pom-pom ribbon, brads from my stash

Please head on over to the Whimsical Wednesday blog to link up your entry and check out the sneak peeks from the rest of the Design Team! I am sure you will be inspired.  I cannot wait to check out what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a Happy Day!
Hugs,  Cathryn :)

Friday, April 15, 2011

My First Scrapbook Layout!

Hello peeps! (getting close to Easter, lol)  It is hard for me to admit but I have NEVER done a scrapbook layout!  Emma's Throwback Thursday challenge this week is to do a scrapbook layout and use any cricut lite cartridge.  This was truly a real challenge for me.  Not only because I had never done a layout but I only own 1 lite cartridge and it is Jolly Holidays!  Well it was daunting but I did my best.  I used 1 cricut cut for the banner and it was from Jolly Holidays woot woot!

Cricut lite cartridge Jolly Holidays
Sentiment from Emma's Mom You Rock stamp set
Cardstock  Raspberry Fizz - PTI
Patterned Paper - KP Valentine - K&co.
McGill Punch
Jolees Hot Fix Crystals
Flower Embellishments - K&co.
Pink Sorbet Twine - The Twinery
Crop-a-dial Corner Chomper

Thank you for stopping by today!  I truly appreciate all of my followers!
Hugs, Cathryn

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Cherry Happiness Card

Hello my favorite bloggers!!! I hope everyone is fabulous today!  I made this card for the latest Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge.  This sketch is a fun one, very different than any I have done before.  I had to leave off the last two boxes because my card was getting way to big!  Here is the sketch.  If you would like to play along, here is the link!

The specialty paper I used for this is some of my favorite ever.  It is from the Stampin Up Rockabilly Collection.  It is discontinued but I snagged some on clearance a few months ago.

PK-570 Basic Paper Doll Face Assortment - Peachy Keen Stamps
Turn That Frown Upside Down Stamp set - My Creative Time
Ripe Avacado, Pure Poppy & True Black Cardstock  - PTI
Rockabilly Specialty Paper - Stampin Up
Ripe Avacado Buttons, Twine  - PTI
Black Diamond & Xmas red Stickles
Cricut Cartridge Hello Kitty Greetings for cherries
Gel Pen
Square & Scallop Punches - Marvy Uchida

Thank you for stopping by!  See you next time! Love & Hugs, Cathryn :)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Airplane Birthday Card

Happy Monday everyone.  We had a beautiful weekend, I hope yours was too!
I made this card for a Throwback Thursday Cricutless Sketch Challenge.  I actually made 2 but I decided to use the airplane birthday card for the challenge.

Blueberry Sky caSrdstock - PTI
Patterned Paper - creative imaginations
Image Stamp, Fly Away #2221 - PTI
Sentiment from Emma's Wow So Many Candles
Corner Punch  -  Stampin Up
Scallop Border Punch - Fiskars
Tangerine Tango Ink - SU
Rich Cocoa Ink - mementos
Irock - Imaginesce
Ribbon - M's
Orange Peel Stickles
Gel Pen

I made this card with the same sketch.  I wanted to use a stamp set from PTI to make some background paper.  The lighter paper is from my stash.

Plum Pudding Cardstock - PTI
Background Stamp, Turning a New Leaf - PTI
Sparkly paper from my stash
Sentiment from Emma's Wow So Many Candles set
Embossing Powder
Versamark Dazzle Watermark Stamp Pad
Heat tool
Irock - imaginesce
Ribbon - M's
Corner Punch - SU
Border Punch - Fiskars
Gel Pen

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Your comments me a very lot to me.  See you soon, Cathryn :)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday Blog Hop

Hello all and welcome to the Whimsical Wednesday Grand Opening Blog Hop!!! We are so glad you could join us! You should have arrived here from Amber's blog: Here

If you just stopped by to say hi you can start at the beginning of the hop by clicking: Here

For my project I chose to use a storage box I had in my closet. I have wanted to use this background paper for a while but couldn't think of a project for it, so happy I saved it!


Storage box from M's
Cricut Cartridge George &Basic Shapes for ovals
Paper K&co Spring Blossom pad
Stamp Close to My Heart D1349
Be Yourself
Ribbon Martha Stewart collection
Roses Recollections
Irock and gems Imagenisce
Distress Ink Peeled Paint

Please be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop, the talented Design Team have some wonderful projects for you. There is also such fun grand prizes. In order to qualify for those you must leave a comment on each blog in the hop. You will have until Sunday night at midnight to leave a comment on all blogs.

Thank you for stopping by today. Your next stop is Charlotte at