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!!


Monday, September 18, 2017

Ready for Fall?

Hey crafty friends..we are looking at summer in our rear view mirror sad.  I do love Fall in Maine, it is so beautiful, but not looking forward to cooler days ahead.  Today I put together a Fall card using products from Fun Stampers Journey.

I am loving the vibrant colors of the FSJ card stock and all the yummy ways to add texture to my cards with their sprays and inks.
Products used were:
Lemongrass CS-0019  cardstock
Sunny Days CS-0033 cardstock
Oatmeal Cookie CS-0023 cardstock
Citrus Cooler CS-0089  Cardstock
Citrus cooler Splash  IP-0079
Mirror Gold Cardstock CS-0136
Journey Twine Black AC-0004
Fashion Gold AC-0292
SnapshotFrames Die set DI-0045
Pan pastel Raspberry berry JM-0111

To find these and other fun products. visit my website

Reminder this month is Mixed Media specials month

20% of select mixed media products!!
Pan Pastels
Gel Press
inks and more!!

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Crafting Cathy

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Poinsettia Burst

Hello everyone, I hope today finds you safe. The people of Florida have been on my mind for a couple days now.. I hope everyone is in a safe place.

It is feeling a little fall like here, so I decided to stay in today and play with my Fun Stampers Journey kit.  

I did not think I would really be interested in getting any die bundles, because I have a Cricut machine and I can cut most anything, but when I started playing with the Poinsettia Burst (# BD-0295) stamp and die bundle I fell in love. I used clear pigment ink and stamped the poinsettias and then used white embossing powder to heat emboss and I LOVED them..

I think I am going to have to get some more of these bundles!
You can see this bundle as well as many more on my website.  There is soo many wonderful, fun products carried by Fun Stampers Journey.. check them out in the link below

enjoy the rest of your day..

Friday, September 8, 2017

Have a Lovely Day

Good morning crafty friends and Happy Friday...  As you may or may not know I am a new Coach for Fun Stampers Journey and this week I sat down and played with their fabulous products/
I created a card using two of their stamp sets,  Lovely Day and Summer Garden.

for this  A2 size card I used the following products..
Lovely Day stamp # AT 0188
Summer Garden Stamp # ss-0078
Fashion Gold# AC -0292
Journey Black Licorice twine #AC-0004
True Fusion Black Licorice ink #IP- 0041
black Licorice Card stock#CS-0003
Lemon Drop Card Stock# CS-0018

the daisies were colored with my Spectrum Noir blendable colored pencils.
Check out these products and more on my website

Thanks for stopping by
Have a Lovely Day

Monday, September 4, 2017

Fun STtampers Journey promo

Hi paper crafters!! Cathy here to share a promo with you!!
Have you ever thought about becoming a Fun Stampers Journey Coach??

Well, this is a perfect time to consider it. We are having an awesome  promotion this month only for anyone who signs up to be a Journey Coach.

 What is a Journey Coach?   Well, Journey Coach is someone who signs up to be an independent distributor of Fun Stampers Journey products.  But, wait.  You do not have to sell a thing!  That is right!  Not one thing.  All you are required to do is purchase or sell $150.00 of products each quarter.  That is right only $50.00 a month!   Who doesn't spend at least that much on craft supplies a month?  That is the lowest requirement in the industry!  That's it.  That is all you have to do.  Of course, if you want to turn it into a business that is fine too, but it is not a requirement.  You would be considered a hobbyist and would receive all the benefits and discounts any other coach would receive! 

Sound good??? I recently signed up and have been a grand time playing with their products.. I will be posting a video soon of some products and projects..

For more info, head to my website. or message me, would be happy to help out.

have a great day

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Product Spotlight: Journey Gel Press

Good morning and Happy Sunday friends.  feeling a little like Fall here in Maine right now. going to be a rainy day here which eventually means a crafting day!! yay!!  Before I get to crafting I want to pop in and share a product spot light..Fun Stampers Journey Gel Press!  It is on sale for the month of September.. so I wanted to show you a video of just some of the many things you can do with it,


This month Some of our favorite mixed media products are on sale, and now is the time to give mixed media card making...

Pop on over to my website and take a look much to see!!

I am a new Fun Stampers Journey coach and would love your support <3
Have a crafty day

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Product Spotlight: Craft with PanPastels

Welcome and Happy Saturday!!  I am stopping by today to share a product spotlight of the Pan Pastels which are on sale at an awesome price.   At Fun Stampers Journey for the month of September, they are having a mixed media sale.  And as a new Coach there I am super excited to share this with you...
So what did you think???

Pan Pastels add beauty and a touch softness like chalk without that creepy crawly feeling chalk on your hands gives you..  Below is a quick video highlighting fun things to do with the Pan Pastels..


So...what did you think??  Wouldn't you like to give these techniques a try??  Well now is the perfect time.  Here is the link to my website..a good friend..LInda O' Leary is hosting a party so take a look around and if you decide like I did, to try these pan pastels..hop on to her party at check out :)

thanks for taking a look

Friday, September 1, 2017

What??? a Free Mixed Media set???

Yup , you heard right... If you are ready for a fun crafting Journey.., JOIN my team at Fun Stampers Journey during the month of September.. purchase a starter kit and you can get a FREE mixed Media  Bundle , when you submit a $150 qualifying order by OCT. 31. That is all! 

Not ready to start the Fun Stampers Journey as a coach??  No worries, you can purchase  select Mixed media products this month at 20 % off!!!  Great time to get those PAN PASTELS!!

catch this video and learn more!
thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

I am Back on a new Journey!!

    Hey fellow crafters, I have not posted for a while as you may or may not have noticed.  My husband just had a major back surgery and had rehab afterwards which kept me busy and on the road as well as keeping an eye on my grandchildren.

    I have also been in the middle of a transition, I am starting a new "Journey".  For 5 years I was with the company Close to My Heart selling and using their products in my paper crafting.  And recently I quite accidently came a cross a new company the sell similar product and MORE!  It is called Fun Stampers Journey.  I fell in love. so much new and creative products. Soooo, I retired from CTMH and Joined this new Journey and became a coach.  In the days to come I will share all about their awesome inks and more!

They are so far wonderful to work with,  the cofounder Richard Garay is a passionate, religious and very creative family man. and I know I am going to love sharing his inspiration with others..
 If you have never heard of Fun Stampers Journey I encourage you to pop into my website and take a look around!

I am in search of new recruits
In Search of new recruits!!! I would love to see my team grow and now is a good time. September 2017 recruits who submit their first qualifying order of $150 or more by Oct. 31 will receive the Mixed Media Bundle FREE! Plus, they'll receive an exclusive project tutorial!

in the link below....there is a sample of just one of the kits to chose from and some of the perks as well as the link to join my team!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


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:
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!

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
                        Helmar 450 quick dry adhesive
                        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 watching



 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

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

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!!!

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

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