Saturday, March 24, 2018

Scrap 'N Stamp - Side Order Blog Hop!

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 Tim Holtz Side Orders!! If you've come from Amber'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 these cool Side Order sets...

Today I'm using the Side Order of Love set to create a beautiful summery wedding card! These are adorable little sets that come with some mini dies and a coordinating embossing folder. You can use them in the Tim Holtz Side Kick or in your regular diecutting/embossing machine.  I used my Cuttlebug for my project, but I'm really tempted to get that adorable Side Kick ;) Scroll down to see close up photos and a link to my Process Video below where I have a tutorial to create this Double Z Fold Card.

This wedding image from the Tim Holtz Paper Dolls pack was just right to add to the front of this card! I coloured in the flowers to make them pop.

The Emerald Creek Northern Lights embossing powder created a cool resist on the tag that I embossed with the mini heart embossing folder included in the set. I added some Tattered Angels mists to the background and then layered on the adorable envelopes cut from the dies. I used the Love die to cut the sentiment a few times and stacked them to create a chipboard-look.

 I used a pretty Kaisercraft paper pad to cover the folds - I love the soft colours! Here you can see what it looks like when it's opened up.

I have a spot to write a message and even added a little envelope on a paper clip, which would also be perfect for a planner! Aren't those Tim Holtz Small Talk stickers sweet!!

Inside I stamped a greeting from Your Next Stamp. I love the little heart candy box! And don't forget you can use the heart and bow separate - so many possibilities.

I finished off with a few SpiegelMom Scraps sequins and really love how this card turned out! You can see that this Side Order of Love is not just for Valentines, but has so many uses. I never get tired of using hearts on my projects 💜

Here's the link to the Process Video where you can find my tutorial to create this Double Z Fold Card - 


Scrap'n Stamp is giving away 3 Side Order Sets! So make sure to take a moment to comment on all the designers' fabulous work before April 2nd. Winners will be announced April 4th 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 @ The Scrap 'N Stamp blog

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

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 Tim Holtz Side Orders 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!

Linked to
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Floral Frenzy

Friday, March 23, 2018

Kitty Bee Designs #114 - Baby!

Hi Friends! I hope you've been having a lovely week so far! I've had lots of fun creating projects lately and here's one more for you!  It's time for the midweek inspiration for Challenge #114 over at the Kitty Bee Designs Challenge Blog - Aloha Friday!

Challenge #114 - Baby!

Super big thanks to our sponsor for this challenge

Scrap N' Dipity -


Today, I'm using an adorable digi image from the Kitty Bee Designs shop - Gello Giraffe Toy as a focal image for this sweet baby card! 

I printed this cute giraffe out onto kraft cardstock and then cut him out with a stitched circle die. I picked up some Gamsol a while ago and wanted to try it out with my Jane Davenport Magic Wand coloured pencils, and I'm excited about how it turned out! I used some paper stumps from Michaels to apply the Gamsol and blend the coloured pencils. There are lots of tutorials on YouTube, and it's a fun way to change up some of your colouring techniques.

Inside I added a sentiment from Your Next Stamp, stamped with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Ink for the Congratulations and Black Archival ink for the rest of the sentiment.

I layered on some Canvas Corp papers and added some floss, a flower and a button along with a few sequins and some bling to finish it of.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenge to see all the inspiration from the other awesome Design Team members - and enter your own project HERE for a chance to win!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Linked to:
D.L. Art - March Thankful Thursday AG

Monday, March 19, 2018

FCCB #322 - Easter!

 Happy Monday and welcome to another FCCB Monday challenge!

Challenge #322-Easter
Make a project using anything Easter related. But there has to be a least one cut from the Cricut Library!

This Weeks Sponsor is-
Printable Cuttable Creatables
And the prize is-

$25 Virtual Wallet!!!!

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. If it isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!

Today I'm sharing a cute Easter card using the Stretch Your Imagination Cricut cartridge and the darling Easter Eggs In Grass SVG file from our sponsor Printable Cuttable Creatables. They have the cutest files and a new FREEBIE file every week! 

I used various paper scraps from my paper stash for the diecuts and pretty papers and ribbon from a BoBunny ephemera pack.

I used some Distress Oxide Inks to edge my diecuts and added little rosy cheeks to my bunny. The pretty SpiegelMom Scraps flower sequins add a bit of bling!

Inside, I added an oval diecut using a Sizzix die and added a couple more of the PCC Eggs.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to head over to the Fantabulous Cricut Blog to see what all the other designers have come up with for this challenge - and enter your own for a chance to win a prize from our awesome sponsor - Printable Cuttable Creatables! Have a wonderful week ahead.

Linked to: 
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Easter Inspired

Scrap Shotz March 2018 Kit Club Layout - I Am Strong!

Hi there friends! Hoping you all had an awesome weekend :) I got to go to a crop on Saturday - so awesome to get away for the day and do some papercrafting with other people who love crafting just as much! I made this layout, which I'm sharing on the Scrap Shotz blog today, that includes a timeline of a few special times in my life. This was such a fun layout to do and the Scrap Shotz March Kit Club, featuring the Simple Stories I Am collection, has the perfect elements for this type of layout! I used the CSM March 2018 Sketchy Challenge and created a timeline effect with my photos. You can see the sketch below. Here's a look at this double page layout -

I used my iPhone to take photos of my old pics and then printed on my Canon Selphy printer. I'm really enjoying this printer for on the go prints!

Making some layouts about myself was such a great way to reflect on my life and be so thankful for all the blessings I have!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the Scrap Shotz blog for all the details and closeups and the Scrap Shotz Store to find the March Kit. Hoping you have an awesome week!

Linked to:
Creative Scrapbooker Magazine - March Sketchy Challenge

Friday, March 16, 2018

Scrap Shotz March 2018 Kit Club Layout - I Am Loved!

Hello! I'm over at the Scrap Shotz blog today to share my first layout using the March 2018 Kit Club products from Scrap Shotz, which features the Simple Stories I Am collection. If you didn't see the unboxing video I posted yesterday, be sure to check it out HERE to see all the goodies included in this fantastic kit! The I Am collection has beautiful papers and stickers that can be used for any occasion, but one of the things I really love about them is they make it so easy to do lots of layouts about yourself - something I don't do enough! Here's a look at my scrapbook page where I'm sharing pics of my hubby and me taking selfies-

You can check out the Process Video HERE or click the link below to see how I created this page.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to head over to the Scrap Shotz blog to see all the closeups of this page. You can find this kit in the store HERE as well as the wonderful add on's available that also coordinate with it! Wishing you a fabulous and creative weekend!!

Linked to:
Word Art Wednesday - 326/327 AG
CSM February 2018 Sketchy Challenge

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Unboxing the Scrap Shotz March 2018 Scrapbook Kit - Simple Stories I Am!

Hi! I'm over on the Scrap Shotz blog today sharing an unboxing video of the beautiful goodies included in the March 2018 Scrapbook Kit, featuring the Simple Stories I Am collection. This is a gorgeous collection and the kit is chock full of awesome supplies that are an amazing deal! Have a look at all the crafty goodness in the kit in the video here or click below -

Here's a look at what's included-
12 patterned papers from the Simple Stories I Am collection
Coordinating Cardstock
12x12 Sticker Sheet

Prima Flowers and Crystals
Pink Paislee Pick Me Up Haberdashery
Simple Stories Diecut Ephemera

AC Lemonade Thickers
SS Chipboard Stickers
SS Color Sticker Set

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the March 2018 Kit in the Scrap Shotz Store and don't forget about the fantastic add on's available too! I'll be back tomorrow with a fun project using this kit, and I'd love to see you again!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Emerald Creek Unboxing & Swatching Embossing Powders!

Hi there friends. I hope your week is going great! We had a beautiful spring day today and you could tell everyone really needed it. It's amazing how happy people become when the sun is shining and the temps are warm! I'm back today to share some exciting news in case you hadn't already heard - I'm so excited to have joined the Emerald Creek Design Team. Emerald Creek Craft Supplies is a Canadian owned business (in the same city as me!!) that sells amazing embossing powders, stamps, metal charms and more. They recently collaborated with Seth Apter to release some awesome new embossing powders with some really cool properties - which I cannot wait to play with! I received an amazing box of goodies from Kim, the owner, and just had to share them with you.

The stamps are wonderful quality, and these have a cling backing with a red rubber stamp that gives a fantastic stamped image.

The charms and brads are beautiful - ready to use as is or easily altered with embossing powders and other mediums.

The powders are the star of the show! Be sure to watch the video below to get a close up of the gorgeous colours in these powders. When they melt and blend together they are simply amazing!

I combined the powders Kim sent me with the stash I already had and created these swatches using cardstock cut to an ATC size so I can store them in baseball card protectors for easy reference.

Watch the video for a closeup of all the goodies and a look at each beautiful embossing powder! All the supplies are linked in the video description HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Store, which ships internationally. For the Canadian Site click HERE and for the US Site click HERE. You'll also find lots of inspiration on the Emerald Creek Blog and a monthly challenge (this month it's Easter!) with a code to save 10% off at the shop just for entering!