Sunday, April 17, 2016

Mixed Media Madness

I was really beginning to wonder if I would ever get back to my blog. My life has been so hectic, and full of distractions that I just have not been able to get on a good schedule. After renovating my entire home, and having a scrapbook/craft room that I have always dreamed of I thought it would be the complete opposite. But I am determined to get back on track, because I know that creating calms me. 

One of my goals has been to share my art work with others. I have been to many art sales and done well. So I thought it was time to start online. A few weeks ago I launched Cat-Scrap Creations on Facebook and I plan to be opening an Etzy Shop within the next month. It is all a little intimidating seeing all of the beautiful and gorgeous work out there. But you never know if you will succeed if you never even try. So why not dive right in? What's the worse that could happen?

So Hello to all my new friends that have stopped here from Facebook. THANK YOU for stopping in to take a look at my blog. And to all of my followers, THANK YOU for sticking around.
In the future as my Facebook numbers grow I will be having more give-a-ways. If you follow my blog and Like my Facebook page you will be entered twice.

Today I will share with you the canvases that I have for sale on my Facebook page.

This canvas had me smiling the entire time I was creating it. It took me much longer than I intended,  because it always felt like it was missing something. Then I added "Hello Sunshine" and it was just what it needed.
A wonderful Scrappy friend of mine asked me if I could make another canvas of a hound to go with this canvas for her adorable twin baby boys. I haven't completed it yet but when I do I will be sure to share!!!
So this canvas is sold. Any canvas that is sold I can make another, however no 2 canvases will be exactly alike as they are all originals. 

 The beautiful rich aqua/teal and coffee black/brown look amazing on these little gems.They are wooden frames that can be hung or sat on a shelf.

Spring is here and so are these gorgeous flowers. I just love all the greens with a touch of mulberry.
These are painted on canvas and have a base of old book paper that gives them a very slight rustic look. They can be hung or placed on a shelf.

How fun are these??? Each on is a different height but the same width. They are painted on solid wood and then covered with little diamonds of lots and lots  
of different patterned papers, and then distressed. They are just so darn cute. They can be bought as a set of 3 or as single pieces. Depending on that choice the price will very.
Once again these can be hung on the wall or sat on a shelf.

If you see anything you like but the colour isn't right for your home, I can create something that fits you perfectly. 
 Please feel fee to leave a message if you have any questions or send an email


Monday, March 30, 2015


Hello there! 
It's the fifth Monday of the month. Do you know what that means??? It's time for a blog hop!!!

Our theme for this hop is PARTY DECOR!

Boy it seems like forever since I took a break to deal with renovations in my home.  I can't believe it has taken almost a year, and I have a pretty small home LOL!!!! But I am so happy to be back.  I have missed all my great friends at PCBG and the many scrapbooking community's that I love to be a part of.  And what a great time to join in!!!! There is nothing more exciting than a BLOG HOP......especially a PGCB Blog Hop!!!!

So...first off, what's a blog hop without a prize??

Unity Stamps is our sponsor for this blog hop! 
Hop on over to their facebook page and thank them for their generosity if you don't mind! They have this wonderful prize pack of stamps for one lucky winner!

When I heard that the theme for this Blog Hop was going to be Party Decor, I knew exactly what I wanted to share. I am so blessed to have 2 amazing little granddaughters in my life, and helping their Mom throw birthday parties for them is super fun.  One of my favourites was Miss Taylor's 1st birthday.  She is a November baby and because she was born during a huge snowstorm one of her middle names is Winter. So as you will see.......all the decorating made perfect sense.

This canvas was so much fun to create. I bought it already primed black and then just used my EK SUCCESS CHALK COLLECTION WRITERS.  It was my first time trying anything like this, so it was far from perfect, but lots of fun!!!

My Silhouette came in very handy for making decorations for the Candy Bar, Cupcakes, and Birthday Cake. Artwork by TomKat Studio. A little fancy ribbon and everything looked amazing!!!

More yummy treats!!!!

And Taylor's Party Invitation

Lastly I made this sweet banner.  Again my Silhouette came in handy. There are so many 3D Bows to choose from and this one with snowflake cutouts fit my party theme perfectly!!!

What do you have to do to participate?
Complete all 3 of these required steps:
1. Comment on each of our blog posts along the hop
2. "Like" the Paper Girls Challenge on Facebook
3. Follow our blog

 You have until Sunday, April 5th, 2015 at 11:59 pm MST to comment. We will announce the winner on Wednesday April 8th, 2015 at 9:00 am MST. 

Here's your hopping order:

  1. Paper Girls Challenge Blog:
  2. Cathryn H.: ----------->you are here
  3. Brittany M.:
  4. Amber S.:
  5. Michele D.:
  6. Erica B.:
  7. Karrie S.:

The Paper Girls have made some wonderful projects and you will not be disappointed.
Thanks for hopping along with us.
Good luck!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Yeah for Monday and a Scrapbook Steals MWM!!!!

It has been a long time since I have sat down and done some scrapbooking.  Probably since I went on my last Scrapbooking Weekend!!!!  Crazy......I use to scrapbook daily.  I really need to get back into it and what better way than creating a layout using Scrapbook Steals MWM sketch!!!
Such a great place to go for amazing scrappy deals and some darn good inspiration.

Something else that is good for inspiration is spending scrappy time with a dear friend.  Something that I really need to do more often.  And now that a special friend....Nicole living in the same city as me, I know we will be getting scrappy much more often.  And yes Nicole.....I do love you LOL!!!!

Here is this weeks sketch.....
Daisy 9

And this is my take on the sketch....

And a few close ups to show the details....

The paper that I used was a bit of a challenge for me.  Bright colours are always difficult for me.  I'm not sure why.  I guess it's just not my style.  But I played with it and after leaving it for a few days, put the finishing touches on it.......and now I think I love it!!!!  And I love looking back at pictures of my little Zoey.  She was such a sweet little nice and fuzzy!!!  She is 2 1/2 years old now and has turned into a beautiful young girl.  She is pretty small for a golden retriever, but is she full of energy!!!  Yikes!!!!  Certainly not the calm dog that old Scouty was, but just as loving and wonderful.  I love her to death, and she will always be the best birthday gift that I have ever received!!!! Thank you to my incredible kids.  She is the gift that just keeps on giving <3

Have a great week everyone ~ Cathryn

Monday, June 2, 2014

Welcome to June!!!!

Today it is my turn to host a challenge on The Paper Girls Challenge first time!!!  At my age there aren't to many firsts anymore LOL!!!!  So I have really been looking forward to this.  I called my challenge......Rub-Ons Reinvented. If you are anything like me you probably have a bunch of half used rub-ons, or rub-ons you just haven't used.  
Lately my new passion, besides scrapbooking has been mixed media art.  It is perfect for all those left over bits and pieces of rub-ons. 
Pop on over to PGCB and join in the challenge for the chance to win a great prize!!

I created 3 small canvases, and I think they might just be my favourite off all that I have created so far.  Since many people have asked how to create a canvas I decided to give step by step instructions on how I like to create.  But please remember....there is NO RIGHT OR WRONG WAY!!!  This is just the way I work.  It is a little lengthy, but I wanted to show pictures of every step.  I hope you enjoy!!

My first step is always to put down some kind of paper, and then paint to create the background.  On these I used pages from a book, but I really like using tissue.  Especially from sewing patterns.  You get a great texture.
  I decided that I wanted to do an owl and 2 different birds.  I cut them out of scrapbook paper.  Before glueing them down with modge podge I did a little stamping to give more texture.
 A little easier to see in this close up.
 The next step is to do some shading around the edges so the pictures pop out and add dimension.

Again.....a little stamping to add dimension. 

 Some more shading and all the little extra things.  Also I love to do some doodling.

 This is where the rub-ons come into the picture.  I just kind of throw them in anywhere.  And don't worry if they don't rub off perfectly.  the less uniform the better.

 After every layer that I put on I always put a layer of modge podge.  It keeps things from mixing, and seals in everything.

 And here is the finished product!!!!  These just make me so happy......they are so stinkin' cheerful I can barely stand it LOL!!!!

I hope you have enjoyed this post and it has inspired you to do a little creating of your own.  And if you have any questions please ask.
Thanks for stopping in.