Paper Crafting and Painting

Paper Crafting and Painting
A few of my favorite things...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Father's Day Card #1 and You're Purrrfect!

Okay, so I have two cards for you to view and watch tutorials for. The first one I made this morning--All My Love on Father's Day. I used a fun stamp pack made by Stampendous, entitled Thanks Dad, and also did some fun paper piecing. The second card I made last week using the Nifty Fifty's cartridge (You're Purrrfect!) and didn't get a chance to post it on my blog. Enjoy! And please join my blog or stop on over and join my YouTube channel: Cathi Judd's YouTube Channel

I hope everyone is having a fabulous Wednesday! 
Pictures and tutorials below:
 Card Front
Card Inside
Direct YouTube Link: Father's Day Card #1

Direct YouTube Link: You're Purrrfect

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Cuttlebug, Cricut, and Copics! Oh My!

I live in the great state of Washington! We sure get our more than fair share of rain...but I must confess I love it! It's a good thing I live in the northwest. We have recently had a week or so of sunny weather and then rain for the last two days...and with it a lot of complainers. I guess this has always bothered me. When I went to  college in Idaho I remember my roommates thinking it was weird that I knew when it was going to rain--I could just smell it. I love how it smells so sweet just before and after the rain comes. Anyhow I find myself incredibly grateful for the rain and find myself lucky to live in such a green area...just taking time to "find beauty in all things".  And that is the inspiration for my card today!

Find Beauty in all Things
Photo and Tutorial below:
Direct YouTube Link: Cuttlebug, Cricut, and Copics! Oh My!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Thank You Card! With Embossing Techniques!

Really enjoying a gorgeous sunny day here in the northwest which of course makes me happy, so happy that I started thinking of a few people I needed to send some thank you cards too.

I love playing around with different ways to emboss on a project. On this card I heat embossed, used a stylus to create my own embossed design and used my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder.

A picture of my card and a Tutorial are below:

Watch my tutorial below to see what other techniques I used on this card. =)

Strawberry Freezer Jam!

I love summer! Especially the fruit that comes from summer! Below is a short clip of the freezer jam I made on Saturday and my grandma Hansen's recipe.  I love this recipe because anyone can make it.

I know it may sound silly...but every year after making jam, I drag my husband into the kitchen to admire the pretty jars.=)

Grandma Hansen's Freezer Jam:
Stir together 2 cups of crushed fruit ( I do this in the blender) and 4 cups of sugar and let stand. Boil together 3/4 cup water and 1 box of pectin. Boil hard for 1 minute stirring constantly. Then add to fruit mixture and stir for 3 minutes. Put in fruit jars and freeze.

 (I always triple the recipe and then add a minute or more to the stirring of the fruit and pectin together). I like to make strawberry, raspberry and blackberry jam. Yummy!!

YouTube Link: Strawberry Freezer Jam

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Just Saying Hello...with distressed paper.

Good Thursday Morning Everyone!  Looks like it is going to be a beautiful day here in the Northwest.

Take a look at what I worked on last night. I wanted to make an all occasion card, one that I can grab when I just want to send a quick thought or note to someone. I love the blue and brown together on this card. I used Tim Holtz's paper distressing tool which made the mat have such a fun look!

Picture and tutorial below:
Direct YouTube Link: Just Saying Hello

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Mother's Day Card-using Tim Holtz Distress Ink!

It has been a fun busy weekend! Last night my husband and I went for fish & chips and then to see the Avengers! Which was awesome! And then this evening our family performed a puppet show at a Cinco De Mayo Party!  So much fun and great to be with friends.

So ... I have been working on a card for my mom for Mother's Day and decided to do some shading with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink. There are so many fun ways to add color to card and using distress ink is so great because you can use the same color and still get light, dark, and medium shades by layering your color. Watch my video and give it a try.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

You're the Best~ Gift Boxes!

I have organized a Fondue Party this evening for the ladies at Church. We are having three ladies come and teach something (on the topic of self-reliance. ex. gardening, meal planning, hair care etc.) during our party and I wanted to have a gift for them. As well as the three young women who will be running a nursery for us so that mother's with small children can attend.

So to thank them for sharing their time and talents, I made these cute little card stock gift boxes full of hugs and kisses! Anyone can make these and you don't even need a personal electric cutting machine. =) Try it out and leave a post.

Picture and tutorial link below.
You're the Best! Gift Box.

Direct YouTube Link: You're the Best! Gift Boxes.