Saturday, January 19, 2019

Emerald Creek Craft Supplies - New Products & Canvas Art with Videos!

Hello friends! Well, it's my last Design Team post over on the Emerald Creek Dares Blog - I've had an amazing year with them, and of course I'll be continuing to use their amazing products and work with them here and there. I'm really excited to see what the new DT comes up with! And, I'm super excited to be one of the first people to try out some of the amazing new products that will soon be released! This month it's all about what's new, and here's what I've had fun playing with this week - Seth Apter is releasing more amazing powders and Gwen Lafleur has also come up with some gorgeous products - powder and gemstones, all produced by Emerald Creek Craft Supplies!

Here's the video where I give you a close up look at what I'm playing with today!

And, of course, I couldn't stop playing, so this is what I created with these new goodies - a lovely 6x6 canvas!

Here you can see the video where I show you how I put this pretty canvas together-

Emerald Creek Supplies used:


Coming soon-
Lapis Lazuli by Gwen Lafleur
Baked Texture Rustic Indigo by Seth Apter
Baked Velvet Mediterranean Kit by Seth Apter
(includes Lime, Dusk and Aegean Sea) 

Coming soon-
Amber Crystals Gemstones by Gwen Lafleur
African Amythest Gemstones by Gwen Lafleur

Other Supplies:
Various wood veneer and diecuts

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Emerald Creek Dares Blog to see closeups and check out this month's challenge details. There is an amazing prize to win!! Have an awesome weekend friends.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Wild Whisper Designs - Use Your Stash for Valentines!

Hello friends! I hope you are having a wonderful week. I'm so excited to announce I'm on this year's Design Team with Wild Whisper!! They are an amazing Canadian company and I'm so happy to use their wonderful products 💓 Today, I'm over on the Wild Whisper blog with two unique Valentines Day cards using up my stash from the Christmas Comfort collection. I love buying Christmas paper, but of course I still have some left at the end of the season. What better way to use it than to repurpose it for Valentines!

There are a lot of exciting things to come this year for Wild Whisper, and I am so happy to be a part of it!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Wild Whisper blog where you'll be able to see closeups, inside and the envelopes I've included with each card! Have an awesome and very crafty week friends!

KBD #134 - Winter Blues!

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 #134 over at the Kitty Bee Designs Challenge Blog - Aloha Friday!

Challenge #134
Winter Blues
(anything Winter/Snow related)

Super big thanks to our sponsor for this challenge
Star Stampz


For this challenge I'm using an adorable image from Star Stampz - the Cup Of Cocoa digi stamp. She's so cute bundled up in her sweet little jacket and looks so cozy drinking her yummy cup of steaming cocoa! I coloured her up with a combination of Copics and Prismacolor Markers and layered the image on oval stitched diecuts. 

An older Simple Stories collection, Snow Fun, was just perfect to for a wintery feel for this card! I added a couple Studio Katia snowflake sequins and some pretty SpiegelMom Scraps sequins and stamped a little red heart, adding Glossy Accents for a pop of red.

Inside, I stamped a sentiment with a Concord & 9th stamp set and added a few more SpiegelMom Scraps sequins (don't forget to use the code KARLA15 to save 15% in the SMS Shop!)

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!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Gerda Steiner Designs - Cute Penguin Friend Valentine!

Howdy! I'm am having so much fun creating Valentines, and these two adorable penguins could not have made it any easier!! I'm over on the Gerda Steiner Designs blog today using the super cute Penguin With Heart digital stamp. The great thing about digi stamps of course is being able to resize them quickly and easily, giving this guy a sweet little friend!

I used a z-fold design for this card and stamped the bottom of the card and inside with the Gerda Steiner Designs Valentine Penguins Clear Stamp Set (it's super cute too!) I used a Pretty Cute Stamp for the Be Mine sentiments stamped inside the penguin hearts. I added a few SpiegelMom Scraps sequins (PS use the code KARLA15 to save 15% off your SMS order!) for sparkle and shine.

Here's how to make the z-fold card base:
Cut a rectangle 4"x12" long and score it at 4" and 8" and fold it back and forth. Cut a diagonal line from the 4" fold at the back to a mark 2" down on the front of the card. 
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to pop over to the Gerda Steiner Designs blog to get all the details on how I created this fun z-fold card and see the closeups. I hope you have an awesome rest of your week!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Southern Ridge Trading Company - Valentine Card with Video!

Hello friends! I hope you're week is starting out awesome! With Valentines approaching in the next month I've been having fun creating some pretty cards and today I'm sharing a card from the Southern Ridge Trading Company blog using their beautiful Heart-O-Graph Doily Chipboard and  the 6x6 Heart Stencil. There is really anything you could imagine in the SRTC Shop

Here's what the inside looks like and how pretty the envelope turned out stenciled with Distress Inks and the SR Heart Stencil.

You can see just how I put this pretty card together in this VIDEO here!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have an awesome week, and don't forget to head over to the Southern Ridge Trading Company blog for details, supply list and closeups 💓

Linked to:
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Card with Matching Envelope

Monday, January 7, 2019

Lawn Fawn Let's Toast Pop Up Valentine Card!

Well, I certainly hope you all had a great New Years! I feel like it's been ages since I posted, but I have been working on lots of fun things!! The girls went back to school today, and we were busy, but not crazy, over our holidays. I think we were all pretty much ready to get back to routine today, though I could definitely have slept an extra hour or two ;) Last month I was lucky enough to win the Let's Toast Lawn Fawn stamp from the LF Blog when they posted their new releases! They mailed it right out to me and I picked up the coordinating dies and Pull Tab add-on dies so I could get a head start on my Valentine Cards. Let me tell you, these are so cute! The pull tab is quick and easy to figure out and I had fun putting it together. I definitely wanted to share these two cute cards with you along with a video so you can see how they came together.

I just love how this little poptart peeks out of the toaster! I coloured the images with Copics and Prismacolor Markers and layered them on patterned paper by Pink Paislee/Paige Evans and Pink Fresh Studio for nontraditional Valentine colours.

The little faces that come in the set are adorable, and the sentiments are so punny!

Here's a look at the video where you can see it in motion!

And here's a bonus second card I created with this set, turning it into a Thank You card!

I love that the pop up mechanism works with both the poptarts and the toast! Here I used some pretty heart paper from Paige Evans' newest Whimsical collection.

You could turn this into a Hello card, Happy Birthday or Valentine!

The cute cheeks come as a stamp that fits perfectly - I always have to add rosy cheeks, so I definitely love these!

Inside, I added a gift card holder cut with a Sizzix/Tim Holtz die and a Thanks sentiment cut from a Sizzix die.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fantastic week, and would love to know if you're thinking about creating Valentine Cards yet. 💗

Linked to:
SSS Monday Challenge -Use Something New
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Something New

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Gerda Steiner Designs - Interactive Birthday Card!

Hello! I hope you all have an amazing Christmas! We sure did!! Even though the excitement of Christmas itself is over I love looking forward to the kids being off this week, relaxing, doing wintery crafts. Today, I'm sharing a cute interactive birthday card over on the Gerda Steiner Designs blog using the What's On The Table digital stamp. We have lots of winter birthdays in our house, so you can never have too many cards on hand!

Here's a look at the flip slider element in action - 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Gerda Steiner Designs blog for closeups and details. Enjoy your holidays and have a very Happy New Year friends!