Sunday, 23 July 2017

These are a few of my favorite things!

So, it's been a long long long LONG time since I have posted on my blog.  For anyone who does follow me here make sure you come join me over at my FB page Nerd Girl in the Craft World too, since I do post waaaay more often there.  Anyway I did want to do a bit of a project update since in the end that's why people would come to see my blog! 

In this post I decided that I would showcase some of my favorite recent layouts!  I have been making layouts like crazy and I have really been loving some of the ones I've shared since 2017 started!  So here you go, and thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, 1 May 2017

Scrappy Adventure #93 - He's An Emoji?! - Paper Issues

My latest video is up on my YouTube channel right now!  I call this one a perfect pairing of collection and photo!

Friday, 10 March 2017

Beary Brave - JustNick Studio/Scrapbook Circle Team Up!

Hey everybody it's Cathy here, back with another layout for JustNick Studio and Scrapbook Circle!  The Scrapbook Circle kit for March was loaded with bright colours and funky designs.  I really wanted to showcase all of those fun papers and colours so I chose the dreamcatcher background 1.  There were lots of awesome spaces to back with papers!  I used a small star stamp to create a fun pattern around where my cut file would rest and then popped my file up on some foam for added dimension.  Since all the  products worked so perfectly together embellishing was a piece of cake!  A big thank you to Nicole and Scrapbook Circle for this awesome team up!

Monday, 20 February 2017

Let's Play Post Office!

Today we're playing post office over on the Paper Issues blog! We had fun being inspired by post office and stationary supplies as well as by Valentines Day and all things lovey dovey.  Well even though I don't do too much for Valentines Day I can't help but love all the scrapbooking products for it so when my daughter and husband decided to play around with some SnapChat filters I knew I had an awesome picture to scrap and to go super pink on!  I went all out with lots of patterns and bright pinks and blues to make a layout as fun as my picture!  Thanks so much for taking a look and don't forget to check out the blog to see what some of the other amazing DT members came up with!  When you're there if you decide you want to get some of the new beautiful goodies that are in the store right now make sure you use the code CATMARTIN20 to get %20 off!


Friday, 3 February 2017

Let's Make a Lovely Rainbow

Hey hey hey!  It's time at the Paper Issues shop for their Pinspire Friday!  This month the mood board is focused on all things sweet and lovely :)  I just love all the hearts in this mood board, it definitely makes me wanna grab some cute pictures and make a sweetie layout.  I was very inspired by the rainbow heart.  The soft colours are exactly the kind of rainbow that I like!  I found this sweet picture of my daughter when she was little in a cute wide brimmed hat and couldn't help but want to scrap this summery pic, even though it's 20 below right now!

Monday, 16 January 2017

Lets Bust Some Stash!

Hey everyone!!! So it's round 2 of our January Stash Buster series over at Paper Issues!  This time we were challenged to dig deep into our stash and use up some of those products that maybe we had forgotten about, or had been hoarding!
So for myself, I have a tendency to buy lots of beautiful products with full intention of using them and then they just kind of sit there, mostly because something newer comes along and I always tend to gravitate towards my newer stuff.  I decided to grab lots of products from the Maggie Holmes Shine Collection, which is definitely a few collections old, but I still love the vibrant bright fun bold colours and patterns of this collection!  I even used up a little bit of the Open Book collection, which is definitely on the older side!  The glittery accents of the Shine collection fit in perfectly with a layout about my husband and I on New Years Eve 2016.  I even broke out my fringe scissors for some extra texture and visual interest!  Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look and be sure to check out the Paper Issues blog and Facebook page to see what some of the other DT members have been up to!