Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Christmas Stocking Wall Hanging!

Hello friends! We are all getting so excited for Christmas at our house, and I had a lot of fun taking a little crafty time to create a pretty wall hanging stocking using goodies from the Southern Ridge Trading Company Shop. This would make a great project for the whole family to create - customizing a stocking each and maybe adding a name or initial. You can find the full step by step tutorial on the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog!


I used some sparkly ArtQuest Stargazers Watercolor Paints to give the chipboard pieces a shiny coat of colour. A few cute elements from the Tim Holtz idea-ology Mini Christmas Ephemera peek out of the decorated stocking. Of course I added some beautiful sequins from Studio Katia and glittery Stickles!


I added some puffy Liquid Applique to the Noel sentiment, which puffs up when heated with a heat gun, and the pearly white paint added a beautiful sheen to the chipboard snowflake. The red patterned Cricut vinyl was quick and easy to add to the stocking!


Thanks so much for stopping by! You can find the full tutorial and supply list on the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog. Hope you are having a fabulous start to December!!


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SSS Monday Challenge - Let's Sparkle

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Skating Mice Thank You Card!

Hello! I am over on the Gerda Steiner Designs Blog today with a sweet Thank You card using the adorable Gerda Steiner Designs Ice Skating Mouse digital stamp . This would be a lovely Thanksgiving card as well, or with a quick paper swap a cute holiday card! I used the pretty papers and embellishments from the November SCT Sampler Pack and a sketch from the SCT Fall 2019 Sketches (check out the sketch at the bottom of the post). I even matched the little outfits on the mice to the paper 😉 Honestly, what could be cuter than an animal in a sweater!!


I used the Studio Katia Autumn Borders Stamp to add a sentiment on the outside and inside of the card. BTW, Studio Katia is having an amazing sale right now.... just sayin'! Use code BF2019 to save 38% until November 30/19 - check out the details and any current promos HERE.


Be sure to head over to the  Gerda Steiner Designs Blog for all the details and closeups!! You'll find out how I turned one digi stamp into two mice skating together! To all my US friends, Happy Thanksgiving 💛 I am definitely thankful for all you sweet friends who stop by and take your time to check out what I've been working on. Have a fantastic week!! 

(PS the store is closed until Dec 1st for Thanksgiving Break, but you'll be able to shop after that - and meanwhile be sure to check all the fabulous inspiration on the blog and FB page!)


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SSS Wednesday Challenge - AG
SCT 365 2020 Challenge
Scrapbook & Cards Today - Fall 2019 - Card Sketch

Friday, November 22, 2019

Backyard Fun Scrapbooking!

Hello friends! I'm over on the Wild Whisper Designs Blog today with a wintry scrapbook layout using the new Wild Whisper Canadian Winter collection. I love the colours and images in this collection - not your typical winter scrapbook product - and it's so fun!! I based my layout on a sketch from the SCT365-2019 Layout Class using the November sketch. 


Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the Wild Whisper Designs Blog for closeups and details - and don't forget to use the code DTKARLA to save 10% in the Wild Whisper Shop! Have a fabulous weekend 💜


Saturday, November 16, 2019

Candy Cane Snowflake Card-Lift with Video!

Hello friends! I'm so excited to join Jennifer and Daisie for their fabulous Christmas Card-Lift Series on YouTube today with a Candy Cane Snowflake Card! This week we are lifting a card design from the lovely Antonia Florence on the Taffleberry Lane YouTube Channel.


I decided to use my Tim Holtz Stamp press and make 4 cards at once! The new Snowflake Stamp Set from Studio Katia has beautiful large snowflakes and made it easy to get this card started. I then filled in areas using snowflakes from other stamp sets including the Kraftin' Kimmie Elf-Tacular set, Hello Bluebird Quiet Christmas, Studio Katia Origami Winter and Pink and Main Snowglobe sets. These ink colours are not my go to Christmas colours, but I love how it turned out.


I embossed a Merry Christmas Greeting with Emerald Creek Spiced Candy embossing powder, which actually smells like cinnamon! I then added an embossed candy cane stamp embellished with Stickles and Glossy Accents.


I finished off the card with some pretty sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps and Studio Katia.


Here's a look at the video where you can see just how I put this card together-


Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out Jennifer's and Daisie's cards, and let me know if you decide to try this card too!! Have a fantastic weekend friends 💙❆💙


Monday, November 11, 2019

New Simple Stories Kits with Videos!

I love putting the Simple Stories Kits together for Scrap Shotz, and I'm so excited to show you the three newest ones - Autumn Splendor Layout Kit, Holly Jolly Card Kit and Christmas Binder Kit. I will link the blog post and video of each kit below so you can follow the links and get the full details!



And a bonus layout that can be created:


Here's the video showing you these fun fall layouts:



You can see the video here with an upclose look at all 8 cards:




You can see all the beautiful pages in this album here:


Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Scrap Shotz Store to check out all the fun goodies, and have an awesome week! 




Thursday, November 7, 2019

Fire In Our Hearts Skating Layout!

Howdy! Well, we had snow this week, which has just melted away, but it definitely got me in to the mood to create with the Wild Whisper Canadian Winter collection! I'm over on the Wild Whisper Designs Blog today sharing a cute skating layout from when my youngest daughter, Erica, and I used to head to the rink - before she started school. It seems so long ago... It was fun to get these photos scrapped and reminisce!


Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Wild Whisper Designs Blog for closeups and details, and don't forget to use the code DTKARLA to save 10% in the Wild Whisper Shop and pick up something you've had your eye on!! Have a fantastic, crafty week friends!


Monday, November 4, 2019

Snowy Season's Greetings Card!

Hello friends! I'm back today with a snowy Season's Greetings card using embossing powders, brads and stamps from Emerald Creek along with Distress Oxide Sprays and Kraftin' Kimmie Ink. The challenge on the Emerald Creek Blog this month is a wintry one with inspiration from the song Aspenglow by John Denver. I chose to use the Mountain Range stamp and a pretty snowflake stencil, and I think it looks very wintry indeed!


You can find all the details on the Emerald Creek Blog as well as closeups and product links.  I will be demoing these techniques live on the Emerald Creek Facebook Page on Thursday, November 7th @ 10 am MST!! We always have fun giveaways and updates, so be sure to check in. And don't forget to enter your own project on the blog as well for a chance to win an awesome prize pack!


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