Friday, May 31, 2013

Exciting News to Share!

So thrilled to announce that I made the Making Memories/Colorbok Design Team!  Love their products and I can wait to create and work with this fabulous team!

You can see the announcements at the links below!

And here are the talented ladies I will be designing with:
Valerie Bishop, Arkansas

Julianna McKenna-De Lumen, Australia

Shawna Webster, Hawaii

Renata Mondi Bidin, Brazil

Stacey Schafer, Illinois

Celine R├ęgnier, France

Cathy Harper, South Dakota (that's me)

Ilene Tell, Delaware

Thursday, May 30, 2013


I just wanted to say how blessed I am and how thankful I am for all of you!  I never thought my special request to my former customers and friends would touch all of my amazing Facebook and Blog friends too.  Paper crafters are seriously the best people on earth!
(See post below for more details)
If you would like to send scrap supplies to help Provatia rebuild her stash after their devastating can send to this address. 
Provatia Pietila
c/o Chelsea Van Wyk
227 E. Flormann St
Rapid City, SD 57701
 Please make sure to include your return address because Provatia wants to make sure to thank each of you!  They are staying in a friend's basement until their home can be rebuilt, that is why I am requesting that supplies be in care of Chelsea's address.  
Again, thank you!  I am incredibly blessed~

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Very Special Request

I have a very special request to ask of all of my former wonderful customers and very generous friends.  A fellow scrapper in the Black Hills has lost her home and all of her scrappy supplies due to fire that happened a little over a week ago.  She is a dear friend of Chelsea's and my heart goes out to her.  I can't imagine the pain and loss, and I would be lost with out my scrap room and supplies!

Chelsea shared this adorable picture of Louis, he is two!  So very thankful no one was hurt.  We need to to get her some scrap supplies so she can begin preserving this adorable little guy's memories again!

Stacy, at the Playground has offered to collect supplies for her.  All you have to do is drop them off and she will make sure Chelsea gets them.  New or gently used, whatever you have in that amazing stash of yours! Baby Boy, Little Boy, Holidays and anything else you can think of that a scrapper needs.
Anything you could do would be greatly appreciated!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

FarmHouse Paper...Never Grow Up

FarmHouse Paper Company...Never Grow Up

Hi everyone!  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend.  I am hosting the Scraptown Lady Blog today, 
creating with the Market Square line from FarmHouse Paper Company. 
 I had never worked with this company's product before....and oh my, is it ever splendid. 
 Wonderful weight and texture, amazing chipboard pieces and gorgeous flowers....a scrapper's dream come true.
 I had a hard time choosing from all of the fun patterned papers, so I decided to just dig in
 and use a bit of this and a bit of that.  The papers are so perfectly distressed that I did not
 even ink the edges, love that!  I did use some Vintage Photo Distress Ink of the edges of the chipboard
 and that's it...otherwise I just layered and played til I was pleased with it. 
 It has been so gloomy here that I didn't get a very good picture of it..the sun just would not cooperate.  
The layout features a friend's little ones, they are just so precious at this age that I know
 she wishes for them to stay little forever...Never Grow Up!

Scraptown Lady Ingredients:
FarmHouse Market Square Barber Shop
FarmHouse Market Square Jiggety
FarmHouse Market Square Penny Bunny
FarmHouse Market Square Take a Stroll
FarmHouse Market Square Emporium Chipboard
FarmHouse Market Square Barber Shop Chipboard
FarmHouse Market Square Sticker Sheets
FarmHouse Market Square Flowers
My Favorite Things/Die-namics Die Sentimental Flourish

other ingredients:
Bazzill Swiss Dot White Card Stock
Paper Doily
Baker's Twine
Sprakle Twine
Studio Calico Mister Huey
Machine Stitching
May Arts Ribbon
Random button

I also created a fun and quick card from my scraps with the same ingredients. 
 It came together quickly, gotta love that!  Thanks for stopping by today and make sure
 to stop by the Scraptown Lady Blog everyday for lots of inspiration from
 the Scraptown Lady Design Team!  

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Be You ti Ful

Super quick post to share that I am up on the Moxxie Blog today with Moxxie's Wee One's collection.  Thank you Leah for sharing a beautiful baby girl with me!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Noel Mignon Fun

I had some time to just do some fun scrapping this inspired by my new Noel Mignon kit and all the great layouts I had seen with Julie Bonner's sketch, that I decided to play along!

I love how it turned out!  I love these pictures that Angie shared with me of Jason and his friend.  They crack me cute are they?
Thanks for sharing with me, they worked perfect for this layout.

Thanks for stopping by...enjoy the sunshine!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Days Like These....

I am hosting the Scrap Town Lady Blog today, my very first post on this new adventure.  Lots and lots of rain here...time for renewal and Spring beginnings.  This layout reminds of that...fresh colors and a sweet little one.  Thanks Chelsea for sharing her with me!  She is just too adorable! 

Last week I received the most glorious boxes of gorgeous supplies from Scraptown Lady.  I couldn't wait to create with all of the fun product inside.  I have a couple of layouts done now and a couple of cards,too.  When you have tons of inspiration in a box it makes it easy to create and be inspired.  My first project to share with you is a layout featuring the Authentique Renew papers and My Favorite Things Dienamics Dies.  The perfect combination.
I love how easy this collection of paper layers and coordinates.  Just makes things so dang easy and of course Authentique papers have the most amazing texture. I used some kraft card stock to make the colors pop, then a little bit of layering, some help from my Silhouette Cameo and some cute little die cut flowers from a My Favorite Things Die-namics die (they cut through this thick, textured paper so that)....and I had a gorgeous layout with the sweetest little girl!

Scraptown Lady  Supplies

Authentique Renew 12x12 Collection pack
My Favorite Things Flower Trio/Leaf Trio
Kaisercraft Snow Pearls

other supplies
Kraft card stock
Washi Tape
Machine Stitching

Wishing you a creative week~Cathy

Saturday, May 18, 2013

A little bit of Moxxie!

Forgot to post a couple of Moxxie for the
 Moxxie Blog and the other one was just for fun and for the Moxxie Facebook Page. It has been a crazy couple of weeks, so they just kind of slipped my mind.  

This one features Moxxie's Western Round Up!  Love this line!
 And this one with Moxxie's At the Beach...two of the cutest little beach bums I know!
Hope you are having a great, relaxing weekend!

Friday, May 17, 2013

May Sketch at Practical Scrappers

Time for another incredible sketch from the amazing Liz Chidester. She has the greatest sketches and I am always super inspired by her designs.  You can check out here blog here:  The Scrappiest.
Make sure you stop by Practical Scrappers to check out all the amazing takes on this sketch!

 Here is my take...the most beautiful little baby girl (thank you Leah for sharing her with me) and lots of gorgeous Maggie Holmes Crate Paper, a little MME, some Thickers~all from Noel Mignon.  A lot of help from my Silhouette and some fun Freckled Fawn wood pieces!

Thank you for stopping by and have a happy weekend!

Thursday, May 16, 2013


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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

May Inspiration Elevator Reveal

You may recall that the purpose of this challenge group is to take our scrapbooking to the next level, to stretch our creative process and to grow as artists by embracing challenges that make us think, work and grow.  Check out our new Inspiration Elevator Blog, here.

This month, our challenge comes from the talented Laura Whitaker. Laura's challenge, in her own words, is as follows:

"As we welcome spring, scrap something to do with a new beginning, it could be an opportunity, a relationship, or even the world's reawakening after it's long winter's nap. Don't forget to journal and describe why you have chosen your topic."

 We would also like to welcome our May Guest Designer, Denise Morrison. Her arsty, eclectic style inspires her followers to see how "Life is Yummy" at her blog!

 I hope you will stop by and see what our designers on this adventure have created:

Lisa Spiegel
Joanne Burton
Christa Uttley
Guest Designer, Denise Morrison

Such a fun and inspiring challenge from Laura!  I knew exactly what I wanted to scrap when I read this challenge and I had seen a layout that I had fallen in love with by the amazing Maggie Holmes...I just had to lift it! Here is the link to her gorgeous layout!
Maggie Holmes
And here is my layout...our new beginning!
It's been a very long journey the past 20 months, after leaving the gorgeous Black Hills to move to the prairie of Aberdeen.  Our new home represents so much love and hard is our dream home..and I love it!
Thanks for joining us today at IE!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Exciting News! New Design Team!

I am excited, and proud to share some news with you!

Cheryl Saforek, owner of Scrap Town Lady, has just announced her very first
Design Team.  I am still pinching myself that I was asked to join this incredibly
talented group of designers!

I hope that you will drop by the Scrap Town Lady Store and do some browsing and shopping!
New product lines and items are being added each day!
You will find papers, wonderful stamps, gorgeous embellishments, ribbons, dies, etc!
And....Cheryl calculates shipping based on actual cost!

While you are scooting around, please visit the Scrap Town Lady Blog!
We'd LOVE for you to become followers!
Rhonda has a gorgeous project that she posted earlier this week, and hopefully, very soon, we will each be posting regularly.  The talents of this team is so varied - the inspiration will be endless!

You can also find Scrap Town Lady here:

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Thanks for stopping by today - I can't wait to get started creating with
my Scrap Town Lady products!


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

April Publications

Sharing my April Publications!

For a Baby Shower Call

 Gift tag call
 These two for the butterfly call..

 And one last one for paper this card!
Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing these with me!

Friday, May 3, 2013

May Moxxie Muse-A-Palooza

Welcome to Moxxie's May Muse-A-Palooza Blog Hop! 

This month we are featuring and you could WIN the entire "Graduation Day" collection! Many people are preparing for graduations of all kinds this time of year, from Pre-school all the way up to College and everything in between plus don't forget those other successes and milestones that are overcome with a little less flare. This line is perfect for all of those moments, inspiring quotes, fabulous designs and a color palette to match whatever you need for your page or project. Check it out!
To have a chance to win, you need to: 
  • Follow the hop through all eleven participating blogs, check out the beautiful work of the Moxxie Muses, and leave a comment for each of them. 
  • Comments will close at midnight CST on Tuesday, May 7th. 
  • Winner will be announced the next day on the Moxxie blog
  • International fans are welcomed to play along if they agree to pay shipping in the event of their win. 
I created lots of fun cards with Graduation Day and my Silhouette!  Graduation Day is classic and so easy to create with...the greys and blacks match anything.  You can easily add any color that you would like.  Love how these turned out!
All of the files for the cards are from the Silhouette Store...please email me at if you would like to know any of the file numbers for their online store! 

  Here is your hopping order in case you get lost along the way you can come back here and pick up where you left off. Good luck and happy hopping!

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