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Cathy Parlitsis
I am Founder & CEO of StampsandScrapbooks.com, StampAcademy.com and an Independent Demonstrator for Stampin' Up!
Interests: Paper Crafting: Rubber Stamping and Scrapbooking, Card Making, Helping Others Achieve Success!
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Here's a Clean and Simple Tall& Skinny card for you. Happy Monday! :-D Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at StampsandScrapbooks.com
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Today, I have the pleasure of being a Guest Designer at Paper Crafting Magic Challenges, The theme is "Anything Goes," so of course, I ran to my Embossing Folders and Craft Metal Sheets! The base card is SU! Basic Black... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at StampsandScrapbooks.com
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This tag incorporates several Challenges - which is always fun for me! Watercoloring is not something I do very often, probably because I need a lot more practice! This attempt was based on the technique in Tim Holtz's Compendium of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at StampsandScrapbooks.com
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For today's Dazzling Diva Design Challenge, I created a Patriotic Card with Craft Metal Stars. The flag in the background was flow for us when my nephew was in Iraq. Cut a piece of SU! Whisper White Cardstock 5 1/2"... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at StampsandScrapbooks.com
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Today I have the honor of being part of a BLOG HOP with both eclectic Paperie and Add A Little Dazzle! It's been great fun creating with such beautiful products! First we’d like to share a little bit about the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at StampsandScrapbooks.com
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Happy Monochromatic Monday! Grafitti and Wordpress are so big right now! This card uses the SU! Alphabet Press Embossing Folder as its background and a Ribbon Medalion (See How To Video HERE) in one of the new "In Colors." SU!... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at StampsandScrapbooks.com
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Today's Card is for the ScrapbookerPhD Challenge #12: Add Texture How do you add texture to your paper crafts? We can't wait to see! Create a paper craft that showcases how you add texture, and tell us about it in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at StampsandScrapbooks.com
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Today's Challenge Photo (below) was kinda beachy so I used the By The Tide Stamp Set to create this card. Brown Sugar Cardstock 4 1/4" x 8 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4". Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock 4 1/8" x... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at StampsandScrapbooks.com
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I love old photos. I especially love old photos of people I love! This photo was taken on my Grandparent's Wedding Day. In the Vintage World, everyone is using "Found Relatives" photos so I figured I could make copies of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at StampsandScrapbooks.com
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Bright Colors remind me of Summer! I'm loving Spring in the Northeast but today, it's summer here! The new SU! Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper is bright and summery so I decided to use it to cheer up a friend.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at StampsandScrapbooks.com
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I used to be afraid of Embossing Paste. I'm not sure why but I just never used it. Now, I can't stop using it. LOL. Today's tag uses the TH Ruler Stencil and White Embossing Paste along with Distress Paints... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2014 at StampsandScrapbooks.com
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I admit it...I am a Stage Five Groupie. I love all things T!m! I look forward to the monthly Tags and participate every month. This month was Watercolor Monoprint with Stencils. I love stencils and I love watercolor so I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at StampsandScrapbooks.com
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It's Graduation Season! Lots of College Graduations in May and more High School Graduations in June. I created this card for the Dazzling Diva Design Challenge at Add A Little Dazzle. The base layer of this card is SU! Night... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2014 at StampsandScrapbooks.com
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The new Stampin' Up! Traveler Stamp Set is perfect for a Masculine Card! I actually took an Amtrak trip last week so I used the train and Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper to create this card. There's a little strip... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at StampsandScrapbooks.com
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Thank you so much for your patience! I know I promised this to you Tuesday night. I'm sorry for the delay. I was visiting a friend in Virginia and meeting my daughter to drive back home. There were storms up... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at StampsandScrapbooks.com
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It's no secret how much I love Embossing Folders. They just make everything look so elegant and there is relatively no effort involved. You just put the cardstock between the folder and run it through the Big Shot...and then...voilá! Today,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at StampsandScrapbooks.com
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I'm back to my Art Journal again! This is really addicting. I'm not sure why it is so cathartic, but it is! I am absolutely LOVING the TH Crocodile Stencil! (Of course, I love all animal prints!) So...I turned on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at StampsandScrapbooks.com
Great tag - but that BOW! Stunning! Congrats on your win at Tim's Tags! Hugs, Cathy
Toggle Commented Jun 2, 2014 on 12 tags of 2014: may at cheiron brandon designs
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Today's challenge was to use an "Artsy" stamp. The "Umbrella Man" has been in my stash a loooooong time and I don't think I've ever used him! So...he makes his debut on this Distressed Tag. I wanted the background to... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at StampsandScrapbooks.com
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I wanted to use up some of my Craft Metal Scraps today. You know I use my Craft Metal A LOT! I store the scraps in a box and sift through it whenever I want to create something with it.... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at StampsandScrapbooks.com
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Today, I'm a Guest Designer at Through The Craft Room Door! I love Guest Designing! If this is your first time here, WELCOME! I'm thrilled to have you here! For this post, I had to make a card for a... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2014 at StampsandScrapbooks.com
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For this Card, I used Patterned Paper and a little piece of White Cardstock embossed with a Chevron Embossing Folder. I wanted to keep it fairly simple so that the camera could be the star of the show. The camera... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2014 at StampsandScrapbooks.com
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I'm Guest Designing at Pile It On today! If this is your first time here, WELCOME! I'm thrilled to have you! The Challenge is to use Add A Little Dazzle Metal. Easy for me 'cause that's one of my favorites!... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2014 at StampsandScrapbooks.com
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I've been procrastinating with my Glitter Card for the CC3C Challenge. They are so ridiculously talented over there that I'm a little intimidated! So, before it's too late, I created this Vintage/Shabby Chic Card. I hear from so many of... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2014 at StampsandScrapbooks.com
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Lately, I've become fascinated with cameras! You've been seeing them in all of my photos. Now, they're appearing on my cards too! LOL! This card was designed for the die cut Challenge at Scrapbooker PhD. I wanted a Clean and... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at StampsandScrapbooks.com