Thursday, November 16, 2017

SpiegelMom Scraps - Simply Sweet Baby Layout!

Hi friends! I'm over at the SpiegelMom Scraps blog today sharing a layout of my three girls together after my youngest - now almost 6!! was born. Erica is such a tomboy now, so I don't think I could make Unicorns and Rainbows work on her layouts now - but.... I think it works for these pics, lol!

Supplies used:
SpiegelMom Scraps Birthdays & Balloons, of course Unicorns & Rainbows, and Dream Land Sequin Mixes

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!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Wild Whisper - Home For The Holidays December Traveler's Notebook & Video!

Hi! I cannot believe the holidays are coming closer!! I love Christmas, and I love creating all kinds of fun things for the holidays. I have also always wanted to do a paper December Daily type project, but always run out of time, so I know I need to keep it simple to make it fun and workable. With the new collection, Home For The Holidays, from Wild Whisper - along with this month's coordinating Traveler's Notebook, I knew I had something that would work! I never know ahead of time what exactly we would be doing each day, so I thought I'd do more of a book where we can put in our favourite activities, not worrying about the order of which day it happened. You can see closeups and all the details over at the Wild Whisper blog today, and here's a look at my project:

Here's the video where you can see the process I used to create it!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you are staying warm and cozy, and I'd love to hear if you are documenting your December festitivities. Don't forget to check out the blog post with all the details at the Wild Whisper blog, and you can find the brand new Home For The Holidays collection in the Wild Whisper Shop.

Scrap ‘N Stamp - Distress To Impress Blog Hop!

Hello! I hope you’ve been having a fantastic week so far! I’m so excited to be joining the Scrap ‘N Stamp blog hop today where we are sharing projects using the fabulous set of Tim Holtz Distress Crayons #9. I have to admit, I haven’t played around with Distress Crayons for quite some time, But I had so much fun once I pulled them out and started playing! They have some really cool properties, and one of my favourite ways to use them is as a watercolour medium, but I’ve tried several different techniques here today. I'm the last stop on the hop, and if you've arrived from Nancy'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. Here's a look at the two tags I made today. I'm sure two special people are going to love seeing these on their Christmas gifts (if I can part with them 😉). Be sure to check out below how one lucky commenter from each blog will win their own set of crayons - even international peeps!

I started off by using two Tim Holtz stencils - the trees and the holly, and scribbled the Barn Door, Pine Needles and Brushed Corduroy Distress Crayons from the set onto my craft mat. I spritzed each colour with a little water and used a sponge tool to pick up the colours and stencil them on. It gave them a soft watercolour look, which I love! After the background was dry I used this star stencil to add a translucent texture paste over top and then added Soft Fallen Snow embossing powder from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies. I lightly heat embossed to add a lovely puffy texture and then added some Tumbled Glass and Weathered Wood Distress Ink around the edges for a bit of added shadowing.

Next I used the Distress Crayons to colour in the adorable little girls from the Tim Holtz paper dolls set and the sleigh from the Tim Holtz ephemera by scribbling again on the craft mat, but this time using a waterbrush to pick up the colour and add it to the areas I wanted. The crayons watercolour so beautifully, and really I can't wait to use them more for this! Next I used them around the edges of the chipboard sentiments and the party invite by rubbing them directly on the edges and then using my finger to smudge around to blend the colour slightly.

My last technique was to stamp seam binding ribbon with a couple Tim Holtz sentiment stamps using Archival Ink. Next, I scribbled the crayons onto the craft mat again, spritzed them with water, and lightly dipped each section into the colours. I crinkled up the ribbon and let it dry to give it a cool, crumpled look.

I glued all my elements down, adding a Kaisercraft wood veneer embossed with Emerald Creek Charred Gold, a pretty pointsettia embellished with Stickles and a lovely red ribbon along the bottom. You can see I even used the Brushed Corduroy to edge the torn paper behind my photo - I love this effect!

 On the second tag I embossed another wood veneer embellishement and layered on these adorable girls, ready for their party, using foam dots to give them some dimension above the ribbon and chipboard.

Scrap'n Stamp is giving away a set of Distress Crayons for every stop on the blog hop! So make sure to take a moment and comment on on all the designers' fabulous work by November 21st. Winners will be announced November 24th and must email Scrap'n Stamp to claim their prize! GOOD LUCK! This prize is open internationally.

** Also all the Distress Crayons are on SALE (Canadian Shipping only) for 25% for the rest of this month!!

Here's the Blog Hop line up:

Tara Nixon Cox

Amber Trubiak

Amy Rysavy

Julia Chupik

Karen Warner

Nancy Frustaci

Karla Yungwirth - You are here!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope all these Distress Crayon projects have given you lots of inspiration to grab some of your own and get started on all the cool ways you can use them! Have a super awesome week, and don't forget to comment for a chance to win!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

SpiegelMom Scraps - Hot Chocolate Weather Layout!

Hello! I'm over on the SpiegelMom Scraps blog again today sharing a frosty fun layout using some of the new free cutfiles and sequin mixes this month - Roadtrips & Sunshine and Dreamland! It's been really cold here this week, down to -20's celcius... brr! However, looking at this sweet layout makes it seem like winter is not that bad, lol! I really love  how the diecut snowflakes turned out using pink Distress Oxide ink and Emerald Creek Soft Fallen Snow Embossing Powder!

Be sure to check out all the details at the SpiegelMom Scraps blog and a look at the sketch I'm using as inspiration this week. It's the same sketch as last week, but I've changed it up to look totally different! And don't forget to use the code KARLA15 to save 15% off all your purchases at the SpiegelMom Scraps shop - even these cool Kaisercraft Stitched Circles I used today, which are on sale for an awesome price!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful and warm week 💓

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Wild Whisper Designs - Home For The Holidays Unboxing Video!

Hi friends! I’ve got a quick video for you today giving you a look at the awesome new Home For The Holidays collection from Wild Whisper! I am going to love using this in my holiday craft projects ❤️✂️💚✂️❤️

Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you want to check out this beautiful collection you can find it HERE! Wishing you a happy, crafty week!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

SpiegelMom Scraps - Baby It's Not Too Cold Outside!

Hi friends! I'm over at the SpiegelMom Scraps blog today sharing a layout using the new SMS FREE cutfiles, the new November sequin mixes and a fun sketch! I love these winter pics of my daughter a few years ago playing in the backyard, and I thought these fun Simple Stories papers were perfect, even though they weren't winter themed!

I recently picked up the beautiful embossing powder Winter's Mistake from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies - and it is gorgeous!! It has flecks of glitter along with a puffy white powder - amazing, and perfect for winter. I've made a really short video showing you the details of how I add it to my diecuts up close. You can watch it HERE or click below.

Be sure to check out the SpiegelMom Scraps blog for all the details and closeups as well as a look at the sketch I used, and don't forget to use the code KARLA15 to save 15% off all your purchases at the SpiegelMom Scraps store! You can find the SMS products I used today there - Happy Happy Winter and Birthdays and Balloons sequins and Hunter Green Burlap String.

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

Monday, October 30, 2017

FCCB #313 - Make It Sparkle!

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #313-Make it Sparkle
Make it sparkle with glitter, gems, etc!

This Weeks Sponsor

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.

For my protect today I’m using the adorable new Pumpkin Cutie Digital Stamp from Pretty Cute Stamps, our awesome sponsor, along with a tag frame cut with the George and Basic Shapes cartridge and a pumpkin cut from the Pumpkin Carvings cartridge to make a cute Halloween card! I pulled out an older Jillibean Soup paper pad from my stash to layer on some pretty Halloween colours.

I used some glittery Stickles and shiny SpiegelMom Scraps sequins for my sparkly bling!

I uploaded the digital sentiment from the PCS Pumpkin Cutie set into Design Space, changed it to the write feature and attached it to the Pumpkin cut so the pen would write directly on it. A sparkly purple gel pen filled in the the letters and added a little more sparkle!

Here’s a look at this cute digi stamp set-
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to check out what all the other design team members have come up with for this sparkly challenge, and enter your own for a chance to win! Hope you have an awesome week!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Kitty Bee Designs #106 - Halloween!

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

Challenge #106

Super big thanks to our sponsor for this challenge  Star Stampz and The East Wind!!


The East Wind -

For this challenge I'm using an image from The East Wind - Lucy Loo Morning Coffee. Since I love coffee and Halloween, I figured this would be a fun card to make 😉 

I coloured this sweet image in with Prismacolor and Hobby Colour markers - both alcohol based, and used a Spellbinders Nestabilities die to cut her out. To get the matted frame I used the same die, but traced a pencil line around it and cut that out by hand.  I printed out the sentiment from the Craftin' Desert Divas Be Scary digi stamp set and hand cut it into a banner shape.

I had a lot of fun using the Fractured Ice embossing powder! It melts clear with speckles in it and looks so cool on this black raven from the Cricut Creative Bug cartridge! 

Inside, I used some sentiments from the Pretty Cute Stamps Bewitched stamp set and added a coffee cup diecut from the Cricut cartridge Designer's Calender. A little skull sequin adds some fun spookiness! I love how the 'Brew' sentiment coordinates with the coffee theme! 

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:
Die Cuttin Diva's #340 - Halloween

Thursday, October 26, 2017

SpiegelMom Scraps - Trick or Treat Layout!

Hi friends! I'm over at the SpiegelMom Scraps blog today sharing a Halloween layout with pics of my two littles a couple years ago. I grabbed a sketch from the Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine October Sketchy Challenge to use and some halloween papers, stickers and diecuts from my stash.

Be sure to check out the SpiegelMom Scraps blog for all the details and closeups - 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!

Linked to:
CSM Sketchy Challenge

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Kitty Bee Designs - Puppy Love Birthday Card!

Hello! I hope you have all been having a wonderful week! It seems the time flies, and my girls have been busy getting ready for Halloween and enjoying the lovely fall weather we've had lately. Today, I'm sharing an adorable puppy birthday card over at the Kitty Bee Designs blog - perfect for a little boy birthday! I'm using the super sweet Puppy Love digital stamp by Kitty Bee Designs.  I just love printing my images on kraft cardstock and then colouring them in with my Jane Davenport Magic Wand colouring pencils! The grey and white plaid paper from a Lawn Fawn 6x6 paper pad coordinated nicely with the grey paper and green ribbon from a BoBunny Ephemera Pack. I've been enjoying using these lately with such a great selection of embellishments and papers all in one pack. The sweet sentiment from the Fur Baby stamp set from Pretty Cute Stamps worked perfectly for this card!

I used a Kaisercraft stitched square die to cut out the puppy and added some Glossy Accents to the hearts and nose for a bit of dimension. Some sparkly sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps add some coordinating colour and interest.

Inside, I used a few more stamps from the Pretty Cute Stamps set and added some more shiny sequins! How cute is the 'party' sentiment?!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fantastic week ahead!

Linked to:
Viva La Verve Sketch - October

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Raccoon Tea Bag Holder!

Hi! I'm popping in with a cute and quick tag and tea bag holder using the sweet raccoon from this month's challenge over at the Gerda Steiner Designs October Challenge! If you played along last month you would have received this guy free!! If you want to purchase this adorable digital image and play along in October by linking your project using him, then you'll get November's image free. I just love this idea, and I was really excited to create a cute tag with this little cutie!

I used a very easy tea bag folding tutorial on YouTube and a piece of 6x6 patterned Lawn Fawn Knit Picky paper to create this cute holder. I'm thinking this will be a perfect stocking stuffer or teacher gift! 

I used a tag die from Your Next Stamp to diecut around the racoon image and coloured him in with Prismacolor and Hobby Colour markers. A little stamp from a Lawn Fawn tag set was just perfect to decorate his little wooden sign!

I added a little black bow and some pretty SpiegelMom Scraps sequins!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the challenge and all the fun projects for this month!

Monday, October 23, 2017

DIY with Tattered Angels Stained Glass Paints!

Hi friends! I hope you had a great weekend! I sure did 😁 I got to go to a fun crop all day Saturday and I got lots of crafty things done, did some scrappy shopping and got lots of inspiration from all the other wonderful ladies! Then, my sister came over Sunday and we made Christmas cards ❤️ It was lovely. Today, I’m sharing the beautiful Tattered Angels Stained Glass Paints I recently started playing with. These are so fun! With Christmas coming up, these are fantastic to use to get started on some quick and easy handmade gifts. These would work wonderfully with those clear glass ornaments you can get too! I’m sharing 6 projects you can DIY on the Tattered Angels YouTube channel HERE or click the video below - and it’s not just for glass! Of course I had to try it out on lots of different surfaces- and the results are really cool!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you’ll check out all the cool colours of stained glass paints at the Canvas Corp Brands Store, and have fun creating!!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

SpiegelMom Scraps - Scraplifting Kelly Barron!

Hi friends! I'm over at the SpiegelMom Scraps blog today sharing a layout that I scraplifted from the sweet, talented Kelly Barron! She's been Guest Designing on the SMS blog all month, and this is the week we all get to use the inspirational pages she's created for our own projects. I've been really trying to do more of Erica's baby pics, and when I came across these cute ones I knew they'd be perfect!

Lisa's Starry Night and Morning Glow SpiegelMom Scraps sequin mixes
Gold Burlap String - SMS Store
7gypsies Architextures Vintage Pot Holder Stickers (available at Michaels)
Echo Park Made From Scratch Collection

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!