Friday, May 31, 2013

Inspire, Create, Share

The new Catty is here, The new Catty is here!
Click on the link on the right hand side and take some time to review the new beautiful catalog. If you are attending my next Mojo Monday or Saturday Scrappers you will be treated to one of your own. See you then.  


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

May Projects.....Good bye colors...

Wow, after looking at the photos of my projects I realized that it is all about the men in my life (except the purse).

I wanted to use retiring colors and papers for this month’s projects. I also knew what themes I wanted to showcase; Graduation, and Father’s Day along with using the Purse Die for both the Mother’s and Father’s Day theme.

Starting with the graduation card.

My youngest Conner, will be graduating from 8th grade this year. As it turns out his school colors are Burgundy, Black and White so I used the retiring Bravo Burgundy in this card. In addition to the black and white card stock, I added a bit of bling with the Silver Glitter Paper to accent behind the stamped graduation hat. The hat stamp and sentiment can be found in the Pure Gumption set, from the Spring Mini Catty.* Also used for this card is the Houndstooth Embossing Folder ~ ha, I thought this folder was new, but upon further research it is just new to me.

Next is the Father’s Day card.

This card uses the Clockworks* set (again, thought this was a new item but only new to me…). Of course the men in my life for this card are my father and husband. The main colors used for this card are all retired; Night of Navy, River Rock, and More Mustard. The latter two are two of my favorite colors that I will be sad to see go. In addition, I threw in some really old retired ribbon to add another layer of dimension.

Lastly, we did a 3-D project using the Big Shot Petite Purse Die.

I’ve had this die for a while, but for some reason never used it at my groups. For the ladies purse version, just in time for Mother’s Day, I used retiring DSP and corresponding ribbon. For the Father’s Day fishing creel, I used Crumb Cake card stock for the body. I then embossed it using the Square Lattice Folder, to give it a look of woveness (new word ??). The corners and handle are Chocolate Chip stock and then one of our Metallic Brads to look like a clasp. The fishing pole is a wooden skewer cut down to size and the line is Early Espresso Baker’s Twine from the Holiday Mini Catty. So, are you wondering what set the fish are from? It is C for Cat. Yes, this is an old-old set, but I couldn’t part with it, nor the D is for Dog set, hehehe.

Thanks for stopping by, see ya next month.

*Spoiler alert – these sets will be carried over to the Annual Catalog