Friday, December 21, 2012

KinderStampO Design Team "Holiday Cheer" Blog Hop

Welcome to the KinderStampO Design Team "Holiday Cheer" Blog Hop...
I am so excited to be a member of this extremely talented design team! Being on the design team for Jess is giving me a wonderful new insight to some extremely creative ladies. I am blown away by the talent on this team and can't wait for all of you to see their gorgeous creations. I feel a bit inadequate on this team of talent.

 I love to craft and those that know me know how my craftiness, my photobugness all rolled together into scrapbooking in the 90s and eventually led to me owning my own scrapbook store, Cat's Creations Scrapbooks in Mineral Wells, Texas.  I love the fact that there are soooo many wonderful people in this industry. I have grown to love my customers as they become a part of our scrapbook family.  I know when their kids are sick, when they have problems at work, when life is bringing them down and when life is up.  The store is a place for the ladies to hang out, vent, express their opinions and just be themselves while they are creating.  Laughter abounds and that is what I really love, all the laughter from everyone as they create.  It is such a great sound.

For the bloghop, I made a tag giftcard holder. The giftcard holder is actually made of a fattened toilet paper roll (thanks Sandy Trefger for the inspiration).  My tag is made of chipboard and covered with Bo Bunny paper. I added a silver snowflake ornament with a doily folded in with a rose ribbon for the center.  I laced the doily with red sparkly ribbon.  I also added these cool metal pieces that I painted with copics.  The greenery is made from cotton rope pieces that are frayed and then I added a red ball for each one's center. The gift card goes in behind the greenery.

The back side of the tag just can't be left undone don't you know.  I added one of the new glassine bags that I embossed with the Tim Holtz embossing folder and added distress ink to the 25.  I wrapped it with the red sparkly ribbon and then put a sentiment card inside.  You can see the silver snowflake sticking out from the front.  I also made the gift card holder and the metal poinsettia piece hang off the edge of the tag. I added the red to the back of the poinsettia piece where you can see it.  I love to have things sticking off the edge and over the top.  Makes the piece so much more interesting.

I have some blog candy for our first design team blog hop:
This is the new Doodlebug Valentine collection.
To be eligible for the blog candy, you need to follow this blog, leave a comment, and become a friend of Cat's Creations Scrapbooks on Facebook

Jess is promoting her online store and has a Holiday Gift for You....
10% off all items from the store.  Use Coupon Code: holidaycheer
www.KinderStampO.luulla.com giveaway
--A stocking valued at over $100 worth of KinderStampO products --
                                                      
How to enter to win
Your next stop is Elisa Kammerdiener http://www.perpetualstew.blogspot.com
Here is the full list just in case you get lost along the way...
KinderStampO http://www.kinderstampo.com
Suzi Mac http://wwwsuzies.blogspot.co.uk
Cat Beaty http://catscreationsscrapbooks.blogspot.com
Elisa Kammerdiener http://www.perpetualstew.blogspot.com
Limor Webber http://chicscrapbookdesigns.blogspot.ca/
Raffaela Perego http://miomondodiscrap.blogspot.nl

32 comments:

  1. Love your project super cute. Tried to follow buts not working right now :0(

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    1. Hopefully you can follow soon. Thanks for the compliment!

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  2. Hi Cat..you deserve to be on this design team..silly gal!! :) Congratulations!!!! You are very talented and so creative! Your gift card holder is so pretty, btw!! Chas

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    1. You are biased my friend!! Thank you!!

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  3. How awesome it must be to ow your own scrapbook store! I love the tag with all those lovely layers and have now "liked" you FB page, I love keeping up with everybody in the crafting industry! waving hi and blog hopping from the hills of North Carolina :)

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    1. Sandee I have a close friend in Nagshead! Thanks for the compliment. Hope you can find some great ideas in all of our craziness.

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  4. Congrats on your DT appointment! Owning my own scrapbook store is one of my dreams... the crafting industry has the BEST people in it :) I'm a new follower and I'd love it if you'd check out my blog too! Your gift card holder is so cool, and I need to steal this idea! Off to flatten some TP tubes!

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    1. Get ready to work yourself to death girl! It is a 7 day a week deal for sure but I do enjoy it immensly. Course the only kids I have at home now are 4-legged and my hubby helps me at the store.

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  5. Congratulations on being on Kinderstampo DT! I am loving all the layers on your gift card holder! So looking forward to seeing more of your designs! I'm now foloowing your blog, left some love as a new 'liker' on your fb page! I'm now a GDT member on Kinderstampo so please find me a My Happy Place by Vanessa on the 'Holiday Cheer' Blog Hop from yesterday. You'll find me on the list ;)

    ~Vanessa W

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    1. Thanks Vanessa--I stopped by and liked your FB page today. Glad you are on the GDT--we will all have to kick it up a notch as there is a lot of talent here.

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  6. Stunning Tag Cat, I am so pleased to be working with you and look forward to seeing much more of your fabulous creations.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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    1. Thanks Suzi! We need to talk ancestry. My paternal family came from Scotland and the village of Ancrum many generations ago.

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  7. Beautiful project Cat, I look forward to seeing more of your creations!

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  8. A great project. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. This is just gorgeous, thanks so much for sharing
    Hugs Julie P

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  10. Very pretty, I love it you did an awesome job :) Brenda

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  11. Awesome job.. so pretty.. love the CS you're giving away too!!!

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  12. Super cute . I love it. TFS sweetie. Hugs ~Lourdes

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  13. You have made such a beautiful tag. What a busy life crafting and owning your business. I look forward to seeing what creations you have made. Congratulations!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  14. Gorgeous tags, love all the silver glitz. Thanks for your inspiration and sharing your ideas.

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  15. Beautiful tag. Tfs
    Evelyn
    Evl14512 at gmail.com

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  16. Lovely creation. Looking forwards to seeing more from you =)

    Hugs from Lilli =)

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