Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Die Cuttin Divas Guest Designer - Jawsome Birthday Card!

Hey friends! I'm so super excited to be Guest Designing over at the Die Cuttin' Diva's challenge blog this week!! If you are ever looking for inspiration to use your diecuts, or a challenge to link up to, this is the place to go. Our theme this week is 'Embossing' so I thought I'd share a card with some dry embossing - using an embossing folder, as well as some heat embossing, on this Jawsome birthday card using the Sizzix Thinlets Gift Card Bag diecut by Tim Holtz and the Lawn Fawn 'Duh-Nuh' stamp set for a little friend's birthday.




I cut the Gift Card Bag from a piece of packaging from a Tim Holtz Stencil - perfect for recycling, and too cool to throw out! I used a circle embossing folder to emboss the blue cardstock and then added some Distress Inks to highlight the raised images.


Inside, I stamped some more of the cute shark images, coloured them up and then added a couple cute sentiments along with some SpiegelMom Scraps Sequins. Even the envelope got a little coordinating stamp!


After embossing the shark and the bubbles with white on the Gift Card Bag I used the Jane Davenport Paint Over Pens to add an opaque colour. I cut a little tag to add into the bag and tucked the gift card in as well.


Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Die Cuttin' Diva's challenge blog to see all the other amazing projects the designers have come up with this week, and enter your own embossed project, with a diecut - we'd love to see what you come up with!! 


Saturday, June 16, 2018

Canvas Corp Brands - DIY Envelope Gift Wrapping!

Hey there friends! I'm popping in today to share a DIY Envelope Gift Wrapping project I created with a Canvas Corp Brands 12x12 kraft envelope. We had a little challenge with the Crew (Design Team) to create something with these envelopes. A while ago I shared a Handmade Junk Journal that I made for my niece's birthday - you can check out that post HERE. Of course I needed a fancy wrapping to tuck it into, so that's how I came up with this idea.

I used some items I altered previously with Tattered Angels mists and the 7gypsies Architextures paper pad and layered them on along with sentiments cut from various Canvas Corp Brand goodies!


I love the burlap strip and string wrapped around the center! And the flowers altered with the TA mists match perfectly.


The Canvas Corp Postcard is one of my favourites and just adding a sentiment from the 7gypsies Architextures Rub-Ons and some torn papers blends it in with everything else!


Here's a look at the Canvas Corp Brands video where you can get a look at everyone's projects using the 12x12 envelopes! Everyone did an amazing job and was so creative!!


Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out these very versatile 12x12 envelopes at the Canvas Corp Brands Shop, and have a lovely week!

Linked to:
SSS Monday Challenge - Anything But A Card


Friday, June 15, 2018

Kitty Bee Designs - #120 Masculine Cards!

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

Challenge #120
Masculine Cards

Super big thanks to our sponsor for this challenge


I chose the super cute Kitty Bee Designs Gamer Panda digital stamp to create a fun, masculine card this week! I think this would be perfect for any guy (big or small!) birthdays, hello cards or even a cool Father's Day card. I coloured this guy up with Jane Davenport Magic Wand coloured pencils - which go on like butter 😉 and then used a stitched circle diecut to cut around the image.


I used the For The Boys paper pad from Your Next Stamp, some YNS Firecracker Sparkly Gumdrops and the Chill Out stamp from the YNS Waddles Bring On The BBQ stamp set to finish off my card!


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:
Word Art Wednesday - AG
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper JuneLink Up
YNS Challenge #91 - Sketch & Colour




Monday, June 11, 2018

Canvas Corp Brands - To The Sea June Challenge Layout!

Hello! I hope you're having a great week so far! I volunteered on a field trip with my youngest daughter's kindergarten class today - it was very busy, but lots of fun! Hard to believe we are into June already and on our way to the end of the school year. We go to the end of June here... and before you know it it'll be beach weather!! Woo-hoo! I was so excited for this month's Canvas Corp Brands challenge - To The Sea and found these photos of myself at the beach last year on a camping trip. I love how they matched up with the sentiments and fun beach themed supplies I pulled from lots of fun CCB products, which include Canvas Corp, 7gypsies and Tattered Angels. The new Tattered Angels Color Wash Paints were a dream to watercolour with! I also added in some Emerald Creek Dirty Sand Embossing Powder and SpiegelMom Scraps sequins.


Here's a look at our mood board for June. We would love for you to link up as well!! Just by including one of our fabulous CCB products - that's Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels or 7gypsies - you'll be entered to win a fantastic prize pack! You can link up at our main post HERE.


Be sure to head over to the Canvas Corp Brands blog - The Creative Studio - for a step by step tutorial on how I created the layout, see closeups (the canvas looks so cool up close!) and get a supply list! We can't wait to see what you come up with for this challenge! Wishing you a fantastic week ahead. 💕

Linked to:
Bimini Moose Scrapbook Challenge - Scrapbook w/ optional Twist Summer
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything But A Card



Emerald Creek - Canada Day Layout!

Hi friends! I'm back today for the Emerald Creek blog to share a patriotic layout for our June challenge theme, Canada Day/4th of July! Of course I had to use a sweet photo of the girls celebrating last Canada Day, and I had a lot of fun creating my own customized embellishments using the Emerald Creek Powders!


You can check out the Video HERE to see the process I used to create this fun layout!

Supplies used:
Stamps - 
Embossing Powders -
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Other Supplies -
SpiegelMom Scraps sequins (**Use code KARLA15 to save 15% off your SMS order!!)

I used the June Scrap Shotz sketch challenge for this layout!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to head over to the Emerald Creek blog to see closeups of the details on this layout, find out how to enter your own patriotic project for a chance to WIN!! and have a wonderful, crafty week. 



Sunday, June 3, 2018

Scrap Shotz - Simple Stories Hello Summer Album!

Hi friends! I'm over at the Scrap Shotz blog sharing the Simple Stories Hello Summer 6x8 Binder Kit today. I put this kit, which comes with all the supplies needed, together in an afternoon with my 11 year, Amie. There are detailed instructions so you can easily and quickly complete each page and have a summer album ready in no time - just add your pics!


Here's a look at the video where you can see everything included in the kit as well as completed album flip through! I can't wait to add my summer photos to this album!!


Be sure to head over to the Scrap Shotz blog for more details - and stop by the shop to pick up the Simple Stories Hello Summer 6x8 Binder Kit while they are still available! Have an awesome week my friends 💜💛💙



Monday, May 28, 2018

FCCB #327 - Graduation!

Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!


Challenge #327-Graduation
Make a project about Graduation.

This Weeks Prize-


  Two My Sentiments Exactly sets-Brand New!

Create a project inspired by Graduation

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!

My niece is graduating from High School this year, and I wanted to make her a cool card, so I started off with the star tag from the Fabulous Finds cartridge - free this week. I used some shiny red cardstock and then embossed it with a Tim Holtz shattered glass embossing folder from Sizzix, using a bit of Black Distress Ink to highlight the embossing. I smooshed on some Tattered Angels Black Magic, Iridescent Gold and Bronze Glimmer Mists onto the white cardstock panel that I had used the Write feature and the Cricut Signature Script Font on to spell Graduation. Then, I used a silver gel pen to fill in the spaces of the word.



One of the reasons I love my Cricut Explore is being able to search a PNG file while on my iPad, save the photo and upload it to the Design Space app! I did just this with the cute grad cap image - using Online Web Fonts which has tons of free images available for download. The Happy cut is from Scrapbook and Cards Today, a bonus with the SCT Sampler! I cut it from a striped patterned paper and then covered it with Stickles to give it lots of shimmer.


The 2018 is a free cut file from SpigelMom Scraps. I've used this file several times this year! I added black, white and gold SMS sequins to coordinate with the 'party' theme. (PS You can still use the code KARLA15 to save 15% off at the SMS Shop!)


Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog to see what all the other designers have come up with for this challenge - and enter your own for a chance to win!

Linked to:
Word Art Wednesday - AG
DL Art - #229 Graduation

Friday, May 25, 2018

Scrap Shotz May 2018 Kit - Spring Home Decor Tag!

Hello! I'm so happy it is Spring! We've had such a long winter and are finally having a few nice weeks of gorgeous weather... So, I was really excited to create a bright and fun piece of Spring home decor with the Scrap Shotz May Kit using the Tim Holtz Etcetera Thickboard tag, which is included in this month's kit! I just love all the layers and colours this tag has!!


Be sure to pop over to the Scrap Shotz Blog to see the steps I used to create this tag as well as some closeups and all the details. You can find the Scrap Shotz May KIT and any fun ADD-ON's in the store. Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!

Linked to:
Word Art Wednesday - AG
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper May Link Up


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Kitty Bee Designs - Laptop Panda Girl

Hi friends! I'm sharing an adorable card today on the Kitty Bee Designs blog using the sweet Laptop Panda Girl digital Stamp from Kitty Bee Designs. She is just so cute!! I coloured her with Jane Davenport Magic Wand coloured pencils, which are so soft and creamy - a dream to blend! I cut out the image as well as a coordinating mat with a nested die set and then used the SCT May Sampler pack goodies to create a background using the Viva La Verve May sketch as inspiration (see sketch below).

I fussy cut the Hello's out of one of the Pink Fresh Studio patterned papers included in the sampler - they totally made me think of the Beatles song - Hello, Goodbye! I added some gorgeous SpiegelMom Scraps sequins and used Glossy Accents to give a cool effect to her glasses and the little hearts.


P.S. You can still use the code KARLA15 to save 15% off at the SpiegelMom Scraps shop!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the Kitty Bee Designs Etsy Shop where you can find this cutie and many more sweet stamps, and don't forget to check out our current challenge on the Aloha Friday challenge blog for your chance to win a prize from our awesome sponsors.

Linked to:
SSS Monday Challenge - Inspired by a song - The Beatles Hello, Goodbye


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

7gypsies Handmade Junk Journal & Video!!

Hello! I'm so excited to share my first junk journal! I have wanted to make one for a while, and I'm really glad I finally did it. The Canvas Corp Brands Architextures books are just the perfect thing to start with, and since I had my niece's birthday coming up - and one of the Vintage Pink books in my stash - I thought this would be the perfect thing to create for her! Here's a look at some of the pages I ended up with.


The beautiful background papers on the pages included with the book made it easy to create a great layout! Be sure to check out the video below to see all the pages closeup.


Here's a link to the video  (or watch below) where you can get a closeup of the 7gypsies Architextures Mix & Match Vintage Pink book - and then see all the pages I created with lots of goodies from the Canvas Corp Brand Shop! To see a list of supplies visit the video and check the description box.


Here's a photo of us all at the table at our local Earls restaurant! Of course Sydney loved her gift!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the 7gypsies YouTube channel for lots more inspiration!


Monday, May 21, 2018

Scrap Shotz May 2018 Kit - Unboxing & Two Layouts with Video!!

Hi! I'm always super excited to see what's in the Scrap Shotz Monthly Scrapbooking Kit, and this month they are featuring the beautiful Kaisercraft Pen & Ink collection along with some other fabulous goodies! I've created two pretty baby layouts using the papers in this collection and I just love how they turned out! I added some light Distress Ink and Oxide colours and for the first sketch I used the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Sketch for May. The neutrals matched my photos so perfectly!


For my second layout I layered the diecut Frame paper on a piece of the patterned paper and really love how this turned out! All the kit elements coordinate so beautifully for a gorgeous layout, and a few SpiegelMom Scraps sequins add a bit of bling as a finishing touch!


You can see the process I used to create the first layout HERE or watch below-


Check out the Unboxing Video HERE or watch below to see a close up of all the crafty goodies you'll get in the Scrap Shotz May Kit-

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Scrap Shotz store to order your KIT and any fun ADD-ON's and you can see closeups of both layouts as well as the contents of the kit on the Scrap Shotz blog HERE.

Linked to:
CSM Sketchy Challenge May 2018



Friday, May 18, 2018

Kitty Bee Designs #118 - For Mom/Feminine!

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 #118 - For Mom/Feminine- over at the Kitty Bee Designs Challenge Blog - Aloha Friday!

Challenge #118

Super big thanks to our sponsor for this challenge

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Today I'm using the beautiful Sentiment Flower Doodledallion set from Fred She Said Designs, which comes with digital outlines, printables, sentiments and precoloured versions of layers that you can put together in so many ways! I printed out the printable sheet with the square background and several flowers and then I fussy cut each flower to size and sponged on Distress Oxide Inks to give each layer a varied look. I used my new favourite mist - Tattered Angels Chalk Chalkboard Mist, which is a white, semiopaque mist that has a beautiful shimmer, to lightly mist all over my coloured pieces before layering them with foam tape. The Oxide Ink reacts with the mist, but also protects the printed image and my ink did not run at all! 



I used a new Altenew Scallop Builder stencil to layer on Ivory and Pink Distress Oxides on a kraft background. These builder stencils are so fun!! Next I cut out various flowers and stems from my Tim Holtz Funky Floral #3 diecut set using supplies from previous Scrapbook & Cards Today Sampler Kits. I added a bit of white gel pen for detail and added some sequins and enamel dots from the kits.


Lastly, I added a cork butterfly from SpiegelMom Scraps, which they sadly don't carry any more, and then layered a wooden butterfly overtop that I altered with Emerald Creek Charred Gold embossing powder. I love how it changed the look!


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:
SSS Monday Challenge - Stencil It
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Stencil It