Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tattered Angels Video - Using The Weathered Bronze Naturally Aged Kit!

Hi! I hope you are all having a wonderful December!! I just cannot believe how fast it's flying by! I'm getting some handmade gifts finished up and enjoying lots of holiday activities with my girls. Today, I'm sharing a video I have up on the Tattered Angels YouTube Channel - How To Use The Weathered Bronze Naturally Aged Paint System On Various Surfaces. If you haven't seen these beautiful Naturally Aged Kits before, they are well worth checking out (links to the kit and a list of supplies can be found in the video description)! You get a set of 4 mists, paints and/or glazes that mix to create gorgeous different surfaces - and they are soooo fun to play with! Here's a look at the video showing several different ways I used the kit and some finished projects - just in time for Christmas 😉

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a really awesome week!

Monday, December 11, 2017

FCCB #316 - Christmas!

 Happy Monday and welcome to another FCCB Monday challenge!

Challenge #316-Christmas
Make a project or card about Christmas

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To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

Today I’m sharing a cute Happy Holidays Christmas card from the Make It Now section in Cricut Design Space. I love the option of choosing a predesigned project for a quick and easy DIY. This card was so cute with the little tree on top of the car, and I choose some pretty Christmas papers to personalize it. 

I added sparkly Confetti Stickles to the tree and sentiment as well as some shiny sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps

Inside, I used the sentiment and stars stamps from the Oh Christmas Tree stamp set from Pretty Cute Stamps, our awesome sponsor this challenge! I embossed the stamps for extra detail on the red cardstock. 

I’m so pleased how quick my card came together, and I may just be making a few more of these to have on hand! Thanks so much for joining me today, and I hope you’ll head over to the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog to see what all the other designers have come up with. We’d love to see your project linked up too for a chance win a prize from Pretty Cute Stamps!

The FCCB will be on our Christmas break after this challenge, and you'll see us back with our next challenge on January 8th! Merry Christmas!!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Bright Lights Blog Hop with Scrap 'N Stamp!

Hi friends! I'm really excited to be part of another awesome blog hop with the Scrap 'N Stamp team, and this month we are featuring the fantastic Lawn Fawn String Of Lights die set!! If you've come from Julia's Blog you're in the right place. If you want to start at the beginning, head over to see Tara at the Scrap 'N Stamp Blog. Wait till you see the amazing projects everyone creates with this lovely die set...

For my project today I've made a beautiful Christmas Twist & Pop card. I love how much fun you can have decorating this style of card! I used some Tim Holtz Christmas paper from his new 8x8 paper pad on the background of my card, as well as using two different patterns to diecut the little light bulbs from.

You get three different sizes of light bulbs in this set, which includes one that has the little highlight strip cut out and one that is a full bulb - so you can layer them or use them separate. You also get two different types of toppers in each size and the string, which is a lovely, twisty scroll. I decided to layer my bulbs and pop them up with foam dots between the layers. I added a bit of Glossy Accents on the highlight and some pretty SpiegelMom Scraps sequins. .

I used Distress Crayons to watercolour in images from the Lawn Fawn Winter Village stamp set and used some Stickles on the snowy areas of the the homes. The Your Next Stamp Double Stitched Hills dies created a snowy background for my little scene, and I used the string die again along the bottom as a loopy scroll.

Here's the Twist & Pop effect when the card opens! So cool! If you want to see directions on how to make this card you can check out the details on this video HERE I made for another card in the same style.

I used the pretty In The Making Cling NOEL stamp on top of the larger bulb diecut. This stamp is great as each letter is separate so there's no masking required. I used more of the Tim Holtz Christmas paper for the bulbs and background of the pop out section of the card. Along the bottom of the card I've layered another watercoloured house and snowy hill, leaving space to add my handwritten message.

On the top of the card I've added a stamped sentiment from the Winter Village stamp set along with a few more pretty sequins.


Scrap'n Stamp is giving away a New Release Lawn Fawn Stamp Set for every stop on the blog hop! So make sure to take a moment to comment on all the designers' fabulous work. Winners will be announced and must email Scrap'n Stamp to claim their prize! GOOD LUCK! This prize is open internationally.

Here's the Blog Hop line up:

Tara Nixon Cox

Julia Chupik
Karla Yungwirth - You are here!
Nancy Frustaci
Amy Rysavy
Karen Warner
Amber Trubiak

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to head over to Nancy's Blog next to see her beautiful project - and you can check out the Lawn Fawn String Of Lights die set at the Scrap 'N Stamp store. Have an amazing, crafty weekend - and good luck on the giveaway!

*I've used affiliate links to the Scrap 'N Stamp store (Canadian Shipping only) to support my blog. Thank you!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

SpiegelMom Scraps - Crazy Bird Christmas Card!

Hello! I'm back today to share this adorably cute Crazy Bird Christmas Card that I'm featuring on the SpiegelMom Scraps blog! These guys are just so hilarious, they make me laugh everytime I see them!

Be sure to check out the SpiegelMom Scraps blog for all the details, closeups and a look at Kelly's page - and don't forget to use the code KARLA15 to save 15% off all your purchases at the SpiegelMom Scraps store!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful week and weekend ahead!

Scrap Shotz - Scrapbooking with the December Monthly Kit Club!

Hi! I'm so excited to share the amazing December Monthly Kit Club from Scrap Shotz with you today! I was truly amazed at everything that was included in this kit, and I had a lot of fun making this page using the supplies in the kit along with this month's sketch from the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Sketchy Challenge!! I really love all the gorgeous sweater and plaid patterns in these papers. I have so many winter pics to scrap, and these cozy supplies make winter just a bit more fun 😉 

Be sure to head over to the Scrap Shotz Blog to see closeups and details - and follow along there so you don't miss all the wonderful projects coming this month using this kit!

Here's a look at the process I used to create this fun page HERE

You can see all the wonderful supplies and papers closeup in this month's Scrap Shotz December Kit in this video HERE

Thanks so much for stopping by! To subscribe to the Scrap Shotz kit club, you can check out this month's kit at the store, and the coordinating add-on's can be found here by scrolling down to the December 2017 section. I hope you have a warm and cozy week ahead!!

Linked to:
Creative Scrapbooker Magazine December 2017 Sketchy Challenge

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Special Day YNS Troll BirthdayTag!

Hi! I just wanted to share a quick little tag I whipped up for a little friend who was celebrating a birthday recently. I just love this adorable troll from the Your Next Stamp Insanely Happy stamp set, and combined with the 'special day' sentiment from the Whatnot Sentiments Four it was just perfect for a little birthday girl's gift!

I used some Distress Inks on a manilla tag and created a bright background using colours from the YNS Colour Challenge #78 (see below for link). As you can see, even though these colours would be perfect for Christmas, they also work for this too. A few gems and flowers and this little troll is ready to party!

Here's a look at the colour challenge I used over at the Your Next Stamp blog. There is also a sketch challenge you can try out, separately or combined!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you're having a wonderful week and enjoying December. If you want to check out my Project Life App December Daily, be sure to follow me on Instagram where I'm posting them each day!! 

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Canvas Corp Video - DIY Christmas Projects Using Holiday Baking Mix & Match Pad!

Hi! I'm back today to share a video with you from the Canvas Corp YouTube Channel - Over 11 Amazing Projects Using the Holiday Baking Mix & Match Pad! I had so much fun playing with this beautiful collection of textures, papers, canvases and burlap sheets, and I'm sharing a whole bunch of DIY projects I've created using it. I am getting so excited for Christmas, and this evening my girls and I did some baking - perfect for using some of these baking tags and cards when we give these goodies to friends and family on our Christmas list!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope this gives you lots of ideas to get your Christmas craft on ;) You can check out the video HERE where I give you an up close look of everything in this collection, and you can find the Holiday Baking Mix and Match Pad in the Canvas Corp Brands shop. Hoping you have a wonderful week!