Find my stamps at Art Gone Wild!

Find my stamps at Art Gone Wild!
You can now purchase all of my stamps directly from Art Gone Wild! Click on the image to see what's new!

Monday, November 28

I am super excited to be a part of Creative Jumpstart again -- the topic is Mix Match and Master -- and i think you're gonna love the amazing talent that @natkalbach has chosen this year! Sign up with the link in my profile! #cjs17 #creativejumpstart2017 #jumpstart #creativity #creativityfound

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Big Announcement -- CREATIVE JumpStart!

I'm excited to announce that I'll be participating as an artist in Creative JumpStart (CJS) 2017, run for the 6th time by Nathalie Kalbach. If you're not familiar with CJS, it's a one-of-a-kind online event to kick your creativity into high gear in January 2017 that I've been a part of since 2012. It's such a fun event, I really love looking back and feeling great about how far I've come as an artist. This year I can't wait to share my jump with you!

When you sign up for Creative Jumpstart you'll learn techniques, discover new materials, and connect with other artists and crafters -- and really JUMP START your creativity.

This is how it works, throughout January participants get access to 27 downloadable videos from 27 featured artists. I'm proud to be one of those artists, called “JumpStarters.” Each day is a new artist and new technique. Here's a little sneak peak so you can see for yourself:

Announcing Creative JumpStart 2017 - CJS17 from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

If you are interested, be sure to head on over to Nathalie's site to sign up and for more details:

Here's how you can save! Sign up before November 30th (11:59pm EST) and you'll get all 27 videos for just $40 (USD).  Afterwards it will be 45USD until December 31st, 2016 before it goes to its normal sale price of 50USD.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up here at Creative Jumpstart 2017.

Friday, November 4

Jillibean Soup + CardMaker Magazine Blog

Hello everyone, thank you so much for dropping by today for the Jillibean Soup + CardMaker Magazine blog hop. You're coming here from Sean Fetterman's fun blog.


Today I wanted to share with you how EASY the super sweet Mason Jar Shaker Cards are to use and show you how I created a super cute snowman jar.

To create this card, I stamped the snowmen using black Archival Ink. For the background, I stamped and embossed white snowflakes and then used Prussian and Blue watercolor paints to paint the background. then I added little bits of color here and there to my snowmen and women and I set it aside to dry.

To attach the clear jar to the snowmen stamped image, just pull the white paper off of the adhesive and press into place.

I stuck a few large snowflake sequins inside to give my shaker a little excitement. 

To finish up, I added a string around the edge of the jar. 

And a cute tag to the string. 


To finish I used a double stick adhesive to add it to the inside of my card, I also covered the back of the card with a pretty snowflake paper to hide the back of my messy painted paper -- and voila -- this super cute card is done!


Make sure you head on over to Jeanne Streiff's blog and see what creative genius she has whipped up for you today!

Here's the entire list of bloggers that playing along in the CardMaker blog post in case anyone gets lost.

CardMaker Blog:
Daniela Dobson:
Kelly Gettelfinger:
Sean Fetterman:
Catherine Scanlon: ==> You're Here
Jeanne Streiff:
Juliana Michaels:
Jillibean Soup Blog:

Also, make sure you stop by the Jillibean Soup blog -- I heard from a little birdie that they'll be hosting an amazing giveaway on their blog.

Here's the link for you:

THANKS for dropping by, have a wonderful day! 

Wednesday, October 19

THANK you Everyone!

Thank you to everyone that dropped by and left a sweet comment on my CardMaker Magazine post, I wish I could pick you all and send stamps to all of you lovelies! Don't worry though, I do have more stamps to give away - so stay tuned!

In the mean time, lets all congratulate Laura Holt on winning these three Leaf sets! Wohoo Laura -- I will email you at the address you listed!

Friday, October 14

Well hello there! #catherinescanlon #catherinescanlondesigns

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Art Gone Wild Stamp GiveAway

Hello and HAPPY Friday! I can hardly believe that it's MID-October! Where has this year gone anyway?

Anyway, on to business this glorious day. I thought I say a big, heartfelt thank you to everyone for dropping by  -- especially the new visitors that are coming from the CardMaker Magazine blog post I shared and the fun animated GIF that shows the easy steps I followed to make the card I created in the sketch. 

As I mentioned, today I'm giving away the three Cling Stamp Sets from Art Gone Wild that I reference in my blog post, you can check them out here:  

I'll be picking a winner on Wednesday, October 19th so be sure to leave a comment and a way for me to reach you if you are chosen.

Thank you so much, have a wonderful weekend! 

Wednesday, October 12

I don't think I'll be able to cut this up and make it into a card! #catherinescanlon #artgonewild

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Waiting for paint to dry couldn't be any prettier! #catherinescanlon #artgonewild

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Glue Dots + CardMaker Magazine Blog Hop

Hello everyone -- welcome to the Glue Dots and CardMaker Magazine Blog Hop. You hopped on over here from Kim Rippers blog. Today I wanted to share my new favorite product from Glue Dots -- the Glue Lines products -- but Glue Dots has been around for along time and they have a lot of really great products to choose from. 

I bet you're wondering what I really love about the Glue Lines...right? Well let me tell you -- these 1" lines of glue are perfect to permanently attach items to your paper projects and give them a little bit of dimension. They are pretty easy to use, just tear a piece of the cellophane strip they are packaged on and attach it to the item you want to attach to something else. The BEST part -- the cellophane stays on the Glue Line until you decide you're ready to attach it. This little feature allows you to prepare a large amount of items without having them stick together AND you can move it around on your project until you're sure where you want it to be.  

To make this card I used some Masking Fluid to mask the lines of the spider web and then painted Black and Indigo Acrylic Paint over the paper. Before it was dry I sprinkled some salt (my favorite technique) over the paint. 

When the paint was COMPLETELY dry I used an eraser to remove the masking fluid. For the sentiment, I stamped and embossed the word Boooo! using White Embossing Powder on Vellum and attached it to the bottom of the card. 

Then I used the Glue Lines to attach the Black Glitter Bats. Such an easy card, and the Glue Dots Glue Lines sure make attaching the bats super easy.

Make sure you visit the Glue Dots website to see their entire line of products as well as visit their blog today to see the AMAZING giveaway they are offering you!

Make sure you hop on over to the Glue Dots Blog because they are hosting a giveaway. Also,  be sure to check out the other amazing artists participating in the hop today! You're next stop on this blog hop is Melanie East, and I've included the entire list in case you forget where you are headed! 
THANK you for dropping by and THANK you Glue Dots for letting us try your amazing products! 

Saturday, October 1

Midnight Oasis

I've been a bit enamored with how my art translates to bags, tops and scarfs -- and I thought I'd share one of my recent favorites.

I created this canvas for work, and it's one I really love. I know this sounds cliche, but it kinda painted itself and I was only the guide for the brush. 

Just look how lovely it is on this sleeveless top!

And this great tote bag!

Here's a little gift from me for you to use, it's good until October 10th!

Note: $20 Gift Card code can be used multiple times, but only once per transaction. $20 gift cards can not be used towards the purchase of gift boxes or cotton pocket squares. The code FavArtist20 can be used multiple times, but only once per transaction.

I hope you'll take a minute and check out my Vida shop, but in the meantime -- thank you so much for stopping by!