Monday, October 31, 2011

Create Blog Challenge

Once again, playing along over at the Create Blog from Northridge Publishing!  Create blog
This week's challenge to make a card with no sentiment!  Simple enough!  Super fun to create!

Kraft Card stock from Bazzill
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Ranger Perfect Pearls Turquoise and Pearl Mists
Spellbinders Label 16
Fancy Pants Lilac House Patterned Paper
Fancy Pants Roadhouse rub ons
Nunn Designs Snowflake Brads
Creative Impressions Twine and Machine Stitching!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

So excited...Round 5 at Practical Scrappers!

So thrilled to have made it so far in this card contest!  I am now in the Top 5...thanks to your votes.  I really appreciate all of you...thank you!
I need your vote again this week...just click on the for my card..super easy voting.  Just click and that's it..easy peasy.

Bazzill White Cardstock
EK Success Punch
2 Cuttle Bug Borders
Jillibean Soup Patterned Papers
and Corrugated Shapes
Creative Impressions Ribbons
Twine, Baker's Twine and
Machine Stitching!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Sharing the "BOO" Jars

Maxenzi and I spent part of the day making these "Boo" Jars for some of Maxenzi's friends and our neighbors! 
My first experience with using Cricut Vinyl...always been a bit scared of it.  A little tricky, but not too bad!  We made 10 of these little jars from Ikea. The "BOO" poem is from Heather's Skipping Stones Halloween Set.  Super cute!  We did a couple bigger jars, too!
Shopping, cookie baking and jar making!  And a little bit of card's been quite a fun!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Create Blog Challenge...Fall

This week's challenge on the Create Blog from Northridge create a Fall themed card!
Loved the challenge, love the product and the final result.

Supplies :
Bazzill Kraft Card Stock
Patterned Papers and Embellishments:  Jillibean Soup Apple Cheddar Soup
Kaiser Craft Red Pearls
Tattered Leaves Die from Tim Holtz/Sizzix
Twine and Ribbon: Jillibean Soup
Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Machine Stitching

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sharing a Mini

Just wanted to share a fun little mini book that I made for Cara's Birthday! 
I used Starbucks Coffee sleeves...4 of them..stitched the bottoms shut, decorated each one a bit, not much because they already come with such cool designs.  Punched holes in each one to add the binding rings and then added my tags.
All the tags were Glimmer Misted and then stamped with Tim Holtz Stamps and Distress Inks!
Added some ribbon, twine and lace and a Starbucks gift card on the last page. 
Cute, easy and a great way to recycle.
Just don't let your hubby see how many coffee sleeves you have!
Really...people have been saving them for me!

Here's the link to vote for my card this week at
Practical Scrappers Card Contest!

Just follow the link and vote for me, Cathy!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Round 4!!! Who do you think should move on to the next round?

Woo hoo!  I made it one more round on Practical Scrappers Card Contest.  Just one more round to go with your help!
This time they made it super simple, just click on the link below and vote for me, Cathy.  That's it...easy peasy.
Only one vote per person this round!
I really appreciate all of your support with this!
Couldn't have gotten this far with out your help!
It means a ton to guys are awesome!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Create Blog Challenge using Chevron

Loving these challenges over at the Create Blog from Northridge Publishing!
This week's challenge was to use Chevron...which was a real challenge for me..not so sure what I think about the this trend in papers and fabric.  But I ended up loving this card! 
I think I will use it for the next round at Practical Scrappers...if I make it!
Same challenge...chevron with some stitching!

Bazzill kraft cardstock
My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose
Maya Road Envelope
Cuttlebug border folder
Jillibean Soup Journaling Sprouts
Martha Stewart Punch
Stampin' Up Embosslit
twine and machine stitching
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Caribbean Blue and Sunshine Glimmer Mist

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 17, 2011

sharing a layout; using my stash

Just finishing up a layout I started last weekend at Lynne's Scrappin Ladies Retreat in Ft. Pierre, last weekend!  I had a blast, first time that I have not been a vendor at one of these very different for me.  Lynne was the only I helped with make n takes and such.
I kind of have to have everything around me at home to this was a bit of struggle and needed finishing touches when I got home.
Using my stash up a bit..not a lot but little by little..because new is always more fun.
This layout features Fancy Pants All Fall from 3 years it, hoarded it and it work perfect for this page featuring Leah's litte guy!  Totally inspired by the fabulous Paige Evans layout here:

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to vote for my card at Practical Scrappers.
See Post below!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Please, I need your vote once again!

Woo hoo!  Made it to round 3 over at Practical Scrappers Card Contest.  I really, really need your vote once again to make it in to the last and final round. 
You can vote once a day until October 20th!
Just follow the direction on the link below  and leave a comment voting for me...Cathy Harper!
Thank you!  Thank you!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Create Blog Halloween challenge

Playing along once again at the Create Blog from Northridge Publishing.  This week's challenge was to create a Halloween card.  I finally got my greedy little hands on the fabulous new Halloween line from Echo Park...the Apothecary Emporium.
(Thanks Lynne)
Love it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Need your vote again....pretty please!

I need your vote again...made it to the second round of the card contest.  Same directions as last time!  I really, really appreciate it!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Please vote for me..pretty please

I need your help...I entered a contest with the card move on to the next round (4 rounds) I need your vote.  Just go to the link below, scroll down till you see my name and card, then continue til where you can leave a comment voting for Cathy Harper!

Thanks guys!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Create Halloween Invite Blog Challenge

Yep, you guessed it...playing along again for the Create Blog Challenge.
This time the challenge was to create a Halloween Invite.  That's right up my alley cause you know how much I love
I used a Maya Road Kraft envelope, some Martha Stewart punches, Pink Paislee's Twilight Collection that I have been hoarding for a couple of years.  A little bit of Haunted Shadows Glimmer Mist, a tad of machine stitching, twine and some black crepe ribbon.  Oh yeah, and the little adorable spiders from Sandylion!  It needed a bit of cute!