Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Memory Works Spring Blog Hop

Welcome to the Memory Works Spring/Summer Catalog Preview Blog Hop!
You have arrived here from Amanda Bratu's blog. Didn't she have great things to share. For a complete list of participants or to start from the beginning of the hop please visit the Memory Works blog.
 Today I am so thrilled to be able to share some projects created with fresh new and exciting products from Carta Bella.  Carta Bella is fast becoming one of my favorite lines that Memory Works offers.  You can see all of the Carta Bella and Memory Works products here.  I am using the fun new line called So Noted. 
Double sided cardstock

Coordinating cardstock stickers

Journaling Cards
6 x 6 coordinating papers 
I wanted to show you how versatile these products are so from one line of product I have created a 12 x 12 layout, a mini album and three note cards.  I have enough product left to create at least two more layouts and lots and lots of cards. 
This layout is a great picture that my father in law recently gave to us.  It is him when he was in the Army Air Corp in World War II.   I used my Heidi Swap edge distresser to rough up the edges of some of the papers.  I made the envelope using an old school Colluzle envelope template.  The ribbon is seam binding that I sprayed with walnut stain and crumpled then dried with my heat gun. I used my sewing macine for additional texture and inked around the edges of the cream cardstock.

Here are the three cards that I have created so far.  Like I said, there are tons of paper and stickers left to create many more cards!
I love making mini albums for all sorts of occasions.  But sometimes I can get stuck in a rut and I have a hard time coming up with new ideas.  For this little book I used the 4 x 6 journaling cards and punched two holes in them and then created a cover using elements from the cardstock, stickers and the 6 x 6 pad.  It came together really quickly and I think I will use it for inspirational qoutes that I come across.
 Your next stop is JodySpiegelhoff's blog.  She has something very special waiting for you.
There will be a *prize for one lucky winner !
Leave a comment at each blog you visit along the hop for more chances to win! You have until midnite to leave your comments. Winner will be announced on the Memory Works blog on Thursday, April 18th
*Prize is sponsored by Memory Works.n!



Love the cards, but especially love the showcase of your father in law, very inspirational!


I love all the layers, the sewing, everything! Beautiful work Cathie.


Love all the great ideas with this paper! Fabulous blog hop.

Rhoda Sorensen

Love all of your projects but that vintage picture was awesome!!!!!!!!


LOVE what you did with this line. That picture and layout is fantastic and your cards are beautiful!!


Gorgeous work...I'm loving all of the layers on your layout :)


Fantastic work. Papers are gorgeous and I love all the stitching!


I love the vintage layout. Your cards are beautiful too. I like these papers.

Jody Spiegelhoff

WONDERFUL!!! I absolutley adore what you did with these papers! I all your layers and the stitching on your projects.. I need to did out my portabe sewing machine.. it's somewhere!

Niki Jolene

Loving your use of layering!


Niki DiSilvio


Pretty! I love mini albums, I like how you made yours using the 4x6 journaling cards. Very cool!

My a Mom and Wife

yummy papers!

Stampin' Meg

Wow- Cathie- your mojo was really flowing!So many great cards and layout.


Cute papers!

The Lovely Life of Lizzie

Love it all!

Kim Hill

WOW!!! Cathie everything here is GORGEOUS!!! That layout, in particular, is just amazing!


LOVE this!! Makes me wish I had my scrapbook stuff at work.


Love your mini album! You did so much with your products. Awesome!


Great little album and I love the cards!!!


OMG i love those pages!!!!!!!! great album

Gia Lau

Cathie I love your work- I think your trademarks are your beautiful stitching and your lovely vintage touches--you know I am a fan! Carta Bella lines are definitely on my wish list- even more so now after seeing your post!

Family Reflections

Wow... Great job! I love what you did here...the cards are beautiful and the layout... how special! TFS


Thanks for sharing Cathie! This is a produyct line I was not immediately drawn to but after seeing your cards and layout... it's grown on me! Love your idea of the mini album out of the 4 x 6 journaling cards too... I like to do these as well and make great gifts :-)


you did an awesome job. i love heritage layouts as i have mentioned before and i think it's a challenge to take such pretty, girlie paper to make a masculine heritage layout. GREAT JOB. thank you for giving me something to scraplift.


The cards are great! I love this paper! Bought it myself! So thanks for the inspiration! Love it!


Love this line! Your projects are all amazing! Love the mini album!!


Great it!!


"So noted", you've sold me on this line. I must get those CS stickers. I love each and everyone of your projects!

Georgia Peach Scrappers

Love the sewing on the pages

Jenn & Erik

Love the cards. So cute.


Your layout is super cute, and so are the cards.


Thank you everyone for your kind comments! I truly had a wonderful time working with these products. Can't wait to order more from Carta Bella!

Post a Comment