Thursday, March 24, 2011

Gimme some Sugar!

Hey all! Sarah Rice here playing with the super sweet Sugar kit available in the Catch the Moments store. I can not gush enough about these gorgeous Pink Paislee Sweetness papers. Its like someone took bright and happy and mixed with with vintage shabby. 2 of my favorite things!! It also comes with a pack of alpha stickers in 2 colors,  2 pieces of sparkly tinsel, a pack of pretty rubons and a sassafras brooch.... and its only $8.50!! Are you ready for some sugar???

 Isnt it gorgeous?!! How can you not LOVE it? I created 3 layouts with this line and Im saving every single scrap to make cards with! Here are my projects:

My Sweetness: Sugar kit, Jenni Bowlin buttons from sugar add on 2, Jenni Bowlin mini chalkboard alphas, Jenni Bowlin bingo card, Jenni Bowlin chipboard butterflies, Basic Grey curio chipboard, Whisker Graphics divine twine,

 Cry Cry Baby: Sugar kit, Pink Paislee Flair badge from Sugar add on 3, white lace, Jenni Bowlin chipboard butterflies, October Afternoon mini market alphas, Bazzill bling pink cardstock, Kraft cardstock

Art de Aubrey: Sugar kit, Jenni Bowlin buttons from Sugar add on 2, homemade fabric flower, Fancy Pants road show lace, assorted stickpins, bazzill cardstock

Want some more sugar??? There are also 3 fabulous add ons if you need more sweetness! Check out Add on 1, Add on 2 and Add on 3. Do you need to have it ALL!? Check out the Complete SUGAR kit! Its a bargain at $19

I hope you've enjoyed my projects and added a little sweetness to your day!


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Getting Schooled with Casey

Hey Catch the Moments Fans! I'm so excited today to share a few projects that I put together using the Old School line by Pink Paislee. The colors are rich, fun and just what I needed to kick start my creativity. I'm typically not a quick scrapper. In fact, doing two layouts in one day is pretty much unheard of for me. But this time, I ended up making two layouts and a card in about two hours - yay me! So, if you are looking for a set of papers that are different and easy to use all at the same time, I would definitley encourage you to try out this line. Here's a closer look at the projects...
Getting Schooled Layout Credits
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee - Old School
Cardstock: Bazzill - Cream Puff
Title Work: Pink Paislee - Old School & Cosmo Cricket
Embellishments & Journaling Spot: Pink Paislee - Old School
Stamp: Office Depot Date Stamper
Ink: American Crafts & Autumn Leaves
Thread: Coats & Clark
Embroidery Floss: DMC
Tools: Making Memories Distressor, We R Memory Keepers - Sew Easy, Singer Sewing Machine

Will it Be Summer Soon? Layout Credits
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee - Old School
Cardstock: Bazzill - Cream Puff
Titlework & Embellishments: Pink Paislee - Old School
Ink: American Crafts
Ribbon: American Crafts
Glimmer Mist: Tattered Angels - Sunflower
Thread: Coats & Clark
Tools: Singer Sewing Machine

Thank you Card Credits
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee - Old School
Cardstock: Kraft
Titlework: Pink Paislee - old School & Cosmo Cricket
Journal Spot, Clear Embellishments: Pink Paislee - Old School

Well, there you have it folks! Thanks so much for stopping by the blog to check out the projects. Be sure to click on the links to the right to visit the store to see all of the great deals that are in the store. Have a great Tuesday everyone!

Casey :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Old Fashioned Charm

I love anything old and vintage and as soon as I saw Echo Park's "For the Record" I was in love! This collection is just so charming and easy to work with. I used it on the following layout of my daughter at the little family diner in our town. I used several of the pp's, word stickers, letter stickers, a couple of tab stickers, and the gorgeous flower stickers, all from the Echo Park collection. I also used jenni bowlin buttons, rose trim, and the new vanilla fabric thickers-all which can be found in the store. For the big ruffles I used a piece of fabric off of one of my daughter's old dresses and just gathered it with thread for the ruffled look. I also used masking tape for my journaling strips. There's nothing like using found objects for an eclectic feel!

Basic Grey is Here!!! And amazing!

I am so loving these 2 new Basic Grey lines! These are some of my fave releases, and they really give Crate Paper a run for their money! The colors are amazing and I can't believe how much I love all the embellies! As always, email or visit the store to order! Enjoy!

First up, our Hello Luscious Kit and add-on! Kit is $16 and add-on is $6! Enjoy!
Hello Luscious Kit

Hello Luscious Kit
You get..Hello Luscious papers
Raspberry Syrup
2 sheets of Blissful

1/2 pack of Pieces Journaling blocks
1/3 pack buttons (about 22)
2 Wheels (paper flowers)
Hello Luscious Alpha sheet
So amazing! And a super great deal!

Now for the add-on, you get 3 Fabric brads, 1/2 pack pops flowers, and 2 bloomers for $6! What a deal!
Hello Luscious Add on

Life of the Party is so great! It will work for boys, girls, and so many occasions. It is far from just for birthdays! You will love this set. It is sold as a complete set for $17.50! A true bargain!

Life of the Party set

You get 7 papers (Confetti Cake, Shindig, Jamboree, Orange Whip, Candy Bag, Step Right Up, Buckaroo)
1/2 Pieces Journaling blocks
1/3 buttons (about 22)
2 Woolies
3 fabric brads
1/2 pack pops (these are adorable pinwheels)

This kit is to die for! I can't wait to play with these awesome new lines! Enjoy!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Be Mine

I recently received the beautiful Be Mine kit and let me just say I am in love with these Sassafras Papers.  I know that they were originally a Valentine line, but the colors were just so fun and festive I couldn't resist using them for these photos of 2 of my favorite girls.  

I mixed and matched the fun edge strips from the different papers to add interest to the page.  The first adding a border and the second became my rosette.  I added some buttons from the "Love" kit, one of the stickers from the add on, and a few older felt embellishments I had in my stash.  I tied it all together with a bit of machine stitching.

I loved the patterns in these papers and was just heartbroken to cover the beautiful designs.  So, I cut the centers out of my papers to save for later.  This is a great way to stretch your paper dollar.  I again used some buttons from the "Love" collection and this time some "Merry" Thickers.

And finally, because I loved the pink floral paper so much I made this little card with a bit of the scraps and a handmade flower.

I hope you can find some inspiration today.



Tuesday, March 8, 2011

American Crafts and Echo Park pages

Hello everyone! It's Brenda here today with a couple of pages to share with you!
First off I used the Love Collection from American Crafts. These papers can be found in the Love Kit. I used photos of my daughter taken a couple of years ago at the country fair.

I love these felt embellishments!. I paired mine with some buttons and twine. The letter stickers are American Crafts.

I toned the patterned papers down a bit by brushing some white acrylic paint over it. The banner was made by punching circles out of the papers and cutting each one in half before adhering it to the page and hand drawing some scallops around the edges.

This next page uses papers and embellishments from the For the Record collection from Echo Park. I just love this line so much! The colors and patterns are just about as perfect as it can get and it goes with so many different occasions. Love it! Here it was perfect for my boy page.

The die cut shapes that come with this package are awesome. I wanted to use them all on my page, but I refrained ;)

A bit of misting adds a little dimension and the title was made using all three letter sticker styles that come in the collection pack.

I hope you liked the pages I shared today.
Be sure to check out all the new stuff in the shop. Devon's got some great new stuff coming in all the time!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Crate Paper kits!

Now introducing 4 new kits made from the 4 brand new Crate Paper lines! I can't decide which is my favorite, they are all so pretty! Couple things to note, first these pictures are terrible..I hope to take some better ones tomorrow in the sun (if there is any) but I wanted to get them up, because I have been getting a lot of emails about them! These are going to go fast! Also, note the prices. Because I didn't want to fill these 4 kits up with random stuff to hit the right price, they are priced at different levels! They will be in the store soon, but as always you can email me at to order any (or all) of them! Enjoy!

First, Beautiful Life featuring the Portrait collection. A beautiful mix of products to create so many amazing projects!

The main kit is $16 and you get
Crate Paper Honeymoon
Crate Paper Traditions
Crate Paper Bouquet
Crate Paper Vintage Lace
Crate Paper Something Blue
AC My Darling
AC Dreamy
AC Doll thickers in Black
4 AC corduroy brads
3 Prima flowers (black, white, grey)

Add on #1 is $6 you get: 1/2 pack AC Delights, Crate Paper borders, and 5 white resin rose brads
Add on #2 for Beautiful Life is $5 and you get 1/2 pack of Crate paper buttons and 1/2 pack of Crate paper Brads.
It should be noted that these brads and buttons are amazing. The buttons and brads that Crate Paper put out this time are so gorgeous, for all 4 lines! One of the most perfect products I have seen lately!

Next up is My Boy Featuring brand new Crate Paper Toy Box, some AC, and more!

In My Boy, you get

Crate Paper Sports (2 sheets)
Crate Paper Build (2 sheets)
AC Buffalo Lake
AC Sweetwater Cabin
MME Herringbone
Crate Paper Accent Cuts
Crate Paper Alpha sheet
AC ribbon (12 inches of 4 designs)
All for $12.50

In add on 1, you get Pink Paislee red glitter alpha, 8 AC buttons, and Crate Paper phrase stickers for $6
In Add on #2, you get Crate Paper Border stickers and 1/ 2 pack of Crate Paper brads for $5!

That's My Boy! Next up, My Girl! Featuring Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe and much more. This might be my fave (but my daughter is named Emma)!

In the Main Kit you get,

Crate Paper Quilts
Crate Paper Dresses
Crate Paper Fabric (2 sheets)
Crate Paper Sweets
AC Delights
AC Brillance
AC Pink Thickers
Crate Paper ribbon 1/2 pack (ribbons come in various lengths, you will get between 12-24 inches of each)
Crate Paper Accent Cuts

In Add on #1 for My girl you get
2 Pink Studio Calico notions
Crate Paper border stickers
1/2 pack Crate Paper Brads

My girl add on #2 is $5 and you get 1/2 pack Crate Paper buttons and 1 Prima white flower! So pretty!

Last, is Daydream featuring Crate Paper Neighborhood Collection and more. This could also be my favorite. The colors and patterns in this are amazing!In the main kit you get

MME Darling Dots
Crate Paper Together (2 sheets)
Crate Paper Picnic
Crate Paper Visit (2 sheets)
Crate Paper Friendly
AC Lime Thickers
1/2 Pack Crate Paper buttons
Crate Paper Accent Cuts

In Daydream add on 1, you get
Studio Calico Lime butterfly rub ons
1/2 pack of crate paper ribbon

In Daydream add on 2, you get Crate Paper border stickers, 2 studio Calico yellow notions, and 1/2 pack Crate Paper brads for $6.

Wow, that is a lot of gorgeousness! Again, I will have them in the store ASAP, but you can always email me at to order! Enjoy! Crate Paper definitely has the best release I have seen in a long time!

Old School Rocks!

Last week I got to play around with the Old School kit from Catch The Moments & let me tell you it was love at first sight! First of all this collection comes in my favorite colors-red, blue & green. Plus the designs and embellies are just awesome! I wanted to show you that you don't have to use school themed photos for this kit and that it works great for both boys and girls. So hurry on over to the store and get yourself a kit before they're all gone, & the prices are great too!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Quick Crate Update

Hi all! Happy Friday! It is definitely happy around here. Crate just came and it is so much more gorgeous then it looks in pics! The colors and textures are amazing. I am working on putting together the 4, yes 4, new kits, one for each collection. Check back in a few hours!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Quick Share

Hey everyone, it's me Gabi Watson today to share some projects with you that I created with some awesome product that I picked up right here at Catch the Moments! Today I'm keeping things short but sweet as I have a toddler with an ear infection and a full workload of things to manage, yikes, but I do hope that you enjoy these pages and feel inspired as always, teehee!

Well many of you know that I am married, but I don't think that everyone knows that my husband and I will be celebrating 5 years of marriage later this year and 6 years of togetherness :) We are very proud and excited to be reaching this exciting year in our marriage and although our lives are a bit hectic with finishing up school, parenthood, and the hope of selling our house, we are just so blessed and happy to share our life together always, the ups and the downs. This layout is dedicated to our lives spent together. For this layout, entitled Do You Remember? I used the Love Kit featuring American Crafts! I really loved all the colors in this kit, the flower bits are just so cute with it. AND, right now the kit is on sale for $8.50 - that's a steal! So pick it up while you still can, there are so many uses for these papers and pieces! The picture of us was taken on our 4 year wedding anniversary last August. It's funny how after 5 years, 1 dog and 1 baby later... you don't do anything on anniversaries, but just hang around the house in pjs :P

Patterned Paper, Flowers, Ribbon - American Crafts
Stickers - American Crafts, October Afternoon
Tag & Doily - American Crafts, Elle's Studio, Maya Road

For my next few creations, I used the Festive Kit with Basic Grey goodies. I really loved this line, and well I made SEVERAL pages using it. I loved this line so much that I practically bought two kits, so that I would have enough paper and embellies! Also, the Festive Kit is on sale for $8.50 too, so if you have some holiday pages that you need to create and you are looking the perfect paper, this is IT!

Patterned Paper - Basic Grey
Chipboard & Stickers - Basic Grey, American Crafts
Flower, Pins, Brad - Maya Road
Ribbon - American Crafts, Pink Paislee

Cardstock - Coredinations
Patterned Paper & Chipboard - Basic Grey
Doilies - Maya Road
Die Cut - Cricut

Cardstock - Bazill Basics, Coredinations
Patterned Paper, Chipboard, Stickers - Basic Grey
Buttons & Brads - Basic Grey
Ribbon - American Crafts

Well that is all from me today folks, enjoy the layouts!! Sorry none of these feature any of the newest kits in the store; I really want to play with my new papers, so I am stalking our neighborhood mail person for my Catch the Moments package!! It should be here soon, and you can check out my blog From Watson With Love for my newest layouts, featuring our newest products later this month! Happy Tuesday!!

With Love,
Gabi Watson