Saturday, August 17, 2019

Snarky Coffee Chick!

Hey there! Hope you're having a great weekend. We had a big Saturday a.m. breakfast today with the kids - bacon, pancakes, eggs, fruit, fried potatoes... and of course coffee for the grownups! I love coffee, so as soon as I saw this cute Coffee Chick digital stamp from Gerda Steiner Designs I knew I wanted to use her paired with a sentiment from the Tim Holtz Snarky Small Talk Sticker Book. I grabbed some new Vicki Boutin Wildflower and Honey papers that were included in the latest SCT Sampler Pack and added a few SpiegelMom Scrap Sequins for a fun card - perfect for a coffee lover. (PS You can save 15% at the SpiegelMom Scraps Shop with the code KARLA15)


Be sure to head over to the Gerda Steiner Designs Blog to see closeups and details on this card. You may even want to take a peek at the GSD Shop to see what inspires you to create today! 


Friday, August 16, 2019

Watercolour Gift Card and Bag Set!

Hello my friends! I'm so happy to be over on the Wild Whisper Designs blog today to share a card and gift bag set using the beautiful new Pam Bray - Watercolor 12x12 Paper PackFloral 4x6 Stamp Set and Pine Dreams Embossing Powder from the Wild Whisper Shop. This was such a fun gift set to create! I love watercolouring with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, so I started out by using them to colour in the flowers from the stamp set, matching the colours to the lovely Watercolor Papers which are designed by the sweet and talented Pam Bray together with Wild Whisper. I used the DIY Gift Bag Cricut Pattern in Design Space to quickly diecut the gift bag - I love that I was able to showcase both sides of the 12x12 paper with the fold over edge design! I even pulled out my We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill to add a quick Enjoy sentiment to the matching gift tag.


Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Wild Whisper Designs blog to see lots of closeups and details, and don't forget to use the code DTKARLA to save 10% in the Wild Whisper Store. I hope you have an amazing weekend!!


Saturday, August 10, 2019

Enjoy The Ride Card!

Hello! I sure hope you're having a great weekend! It is 'Vrooming by' 😉 for us just like these cute pups from the Gerda Steiner Designs Dog On Scooter Vrooming By digital stamp! I do really love how easy it is to resize and print as many 'stamped images' as you'd like with digis. I grabbed some fun Shimelle Sparkle City papers from a previous SCT Sampler Pack to use as a background scene and used the Jillibean Soup Enjoy The Ride sticker from the same pack for my sentiment.


Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Gerda Steiner Designs Blog get all the details and closeups, and find some fun images at the GSD Shop! Enjoy your weekend friends 💜


Friday, August 9, 2019

Interactive Waterfall Card with Video!

Hello! I'm back today with a look at a card I'm sharing on the Scrap Shotz Blog that looks really detailed, but was actually super easy, using the Photoplay Waterfall Card Kit and the Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse Collection. The card kit actually comes with all the elements to create 3 cards and all you have to do is decorate them with your supplies!


You are definitely going to want to watch the video to see how easy it was to put this together and of course the flipping waterfall motion once you pull the tab!



Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to hop on over to the Scrap Shotz Blog to see closeups and get all the details. Have a wonderful weekend friends!



Monday, August 5, 2019

Simple Stories Heart Collection Card Kit with Video!

Hello! I hope you've all had a lovely weekend! We actually have a long weekend here in Alberta, Canada and I'm relaxing with the family. We had a family brunch on Saturday and then bowling with the girls Saturday afternoon. I took some time to use a gift certificate and get a pedicure done with a friend on Sunday too! Today, I'm over on the Scrap Shotz Blog to share a look at the Simple Stories Heart Card Kit. This kit has everything you need to make 9 beautiful Sympathy, Thinking of You and Love cards using the gorgeous Heart Collection. You supply glue and a trimmer and you've got a kit full of goodness to take on the go!


I put together a video for you to see exactly what each one looks like -

Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to head over to the Scrap Shotz Store to find the Simple Stories Heart Card Kit, and enjoy your week!


Friday, August 2, 2019

ADVNTR Pocket Page Scrapbooking!

Hello! It's another sunny day here in Calgary, and I wanted to share two more summer layouts. I'm over on the Wild Whisper blog today using the new Road Trip Collection which is so awesome! I love creating pocket pages for events where I have quite a few pictures, like this camping trip we went on a few years ago. The Card Pack was perfect to add to my pages and I used the rest of the collection to kick it up a notch and embellish for fun finished layouts.


The Licence Plate Stamp Set is one of my favourites, and I have had so much fun creating neat titles! 


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to head over to the Wild Whisper blog to see closeups, supplies and details, and don't forget to use the code DTKARLA to save 10% off your purchases at the Wild Whisper Designs Shop! Have a wonderful weekend friends.

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Smile Layout & Card Set!

Hello! Well, I cannot believe it is August already! We've really been enjoying the finally warm weather and the girls have had fun being home from school. We fully intend to enjoy this month before heading back to routines in September! I'm over on the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies blog today with a layout for the new High Hopes Anything Goes challenge this month. I used lots of fun Emerald Creek powders to customize diecuts so they matched the Carta Bella En Vogue papers I used. This is a great way to make your own embellishments! I cut my titles and all the diecuts with my Cricut Maker and had fun getting melty.


I even created two cards using the cut apart journaling card sheet from Carta Bella. I used the Glistening Glass Embossing Powder to create a faux epoxy sticker look on the fussy cut purses and added them to the cards for a pop of dimension.


Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to head over to the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies blog to get a full supply list, closeups and details on how to enter the challenge! Remember, it's Anything Goes!!


Under The Sea Summer Layout!

Hello! We went camping a couple weeks ago and even though the water was a bit chilly, the girls wanted to get in with their floaties. I think they may have spent more time laying on the beach than getting in the water though! I'm over on the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog today with this layout using photos from our trip, and I love how the Southern Ridge Mermaid Mix Chipboard Set and Fish Net Stencil fit right in with this theme! My daughter, Amie, who is 12, helped me create this layout. I love how crafty she is!


You can see the process Amie & I used to create this layout here in this video.


Supplies:
Dylusions Ink Sprays and Paints
Project Life App to print photos and journaling
Tattered Angels Chalk Mist
Dies from Lawn Fawn and Kaisercraft

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog to see closeups and all the details. Have a fantastic, crafty week!

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SSS Monday Challenge - Bright & Cheerful


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Simple Stories Heart Binder Kit with Video!

Hello! If you've been following along with me for a while you'll know I'm usually lucky enough to get to put together the gorgeous kits from Simple Stories from Scrap Shotz! Simple Stories has really done a great job of putting together their collections over the past year into kits that retailers can provide that include everything you need to sit down and make a gorgeous album or layout or card set. You use your own adhesive, ruler, scissors and trimmer, but all the paper elements as well as instructions are included. It's a fun project to sit down and complete in an afternoon. Well, today I'm sharing the beautiful Heart Collection Binder Kit. This is a wonderful album you'll be able to use to keep memories of someone who was special to you.


I've done a complete flip through of this album, which only took a few hours to do. You can watch the VIDEO below.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the Scrap Shotz Store where you can find this Simple Stories Heart Collection Binder Kit, and have a really awesome week!!



Monday, July 29, 2019

Gerda Steiner Designs Surfin' Ducky Card!

Hello! It's officially summer... the kids have worn their bathing suits 5 out of 7 days this week, lol. I'm over on the Gerda Steiner Designs blog today sharing a super cool summer card using the adorable Surfing Duck digital stamp. This card came together perfectly with the July SCT Sampler Pack goodies using the Simple Stories Sunshine & Blue Skies collection included. Don't you just love it when you find the perfect paper to match an image or photo!! I coloured this cutie up with Copics and added some Lawn Fawn sand and wave diecuts to create a little scene.


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to head over to the Gerda Steiner Designs blog to see closeups and details - and check out the GSD Shop for lots of fun images, both clear and digi, to get you creating! Have an awesome week friends. 

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SSS Monday Challenge - Bright & Cheerful




Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Unboxing New Wild Whisper Road Trip & Watercolor Collections!

Hello! I'm popping in today to share two new collections by Wild Whisper Designs! These girls have come up with fantastic collections this month, as always, and I am so excited to be using two of them over the summer. The first one I'm showing off is the Road Trip Collection. It's a wonderful set of papers, ephemera, stamps, cards, metal elements, sequins, cut files and flair just perfect for your summer road trip adventures! Be sure to scroll to the bottom to see a video of everything I'll be working with.


The other gorgeous collection is created by Pam Bray and Wild Whisper - Watercolor. Pam is such a talented designer, and I'm so excited to work with some of her paper! This paper is amazing, and is available in a 6x6 size and double packs. She has a second collection, Nature's Bliss, which is equally beautiful!


Here's the back side of each of the above papers. The hardest part is going to be deciding which side to use 😉


Here's a look at the video where you can see it all close up!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out last week's project here using the Road Trip collection, the Wild Whisper Blog for lots of inspiration, and the Wild Whisper Shop for all the new goodies - and don't forget to use the code DTKARLA to save 10%!


Saturday, July 20, 2019

Snail Mail!

Hello! Well things have been moving fast over the summer here with the kids out of school, but obviously slow on my blog! We've been doing lots of summer activities around our neighborhood and even went camping this past week. I really enjoyed taking to the time to create this cute snail mail card using the super sweet Snail Mail Digital Stamp from Gerda Steiner Designs.


I coloured the image with Copic Markers and added some white gel pen highlights. I used a nesting heart die from Sizzix that adds pierced holes around the edge. I just love sitting and stitching and this was so easy and relaxing! I used a Tim Holtz envelope die from the Valentine Sidekick set and added some Glossy Accents to the hearts. A few sequins scattered around the shaped card add just a little more bling!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to head over to the Gerda Steiner Design Blog to see all the details and get lots of inspiration. You can find lots of fun stamps - digi and clear - in the shop. Hope you're having a great summer and having a little time to create as well!


Friday, July 19, 2019

Road Trip Layout with NEW Wild Whisper Release!

Hello! I hope you've all been having a lovely summer! We were actually just camping this week and went to the same campground - Little Bow- here in Alberta, that I'm featuring on the layout for Wild Whisper this week using the brand new release Road Trip. I just love this collection! The licence plate stamp is one of my fav pieces - I love creating fun titles with it! Totally reminds me of the old game show Bumper Stumpers, lol!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to head over to the Wild Whisper Blog to see closeups and details, and don't forget to use the code DTKARLA to save 10% in the Wild Whisper Shop! Have an awesome day my friends. 


Friday, July 5, 2019

Strong & Free Traveler's Notebook with Video!

Hello again friends! I have had a busy week this week!! We had a wonderful Canada Day earlier this week, celebrating downtown at some local City activities and the kids have been loving their first full week of summer holidays! Today, I'm over on the Wild Whisper Designs Blog with a Canada Day traveler's notebook with photos from last summer. I'm using an older collection from Wild Whisper - Strong & Free along with some fun supplies from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies.


Here's a look at the video where you can see just how I created this and all the fun supplies I used:


Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Wild Whisper Designs Blog to see closeups and get all the details, and don't forget to use the code DTKARLA to save 10% off your purchases Wild Whisper Shop. You can find all the lovely Emerald Creek Craft Supplies here. Have a wonderful weekend my friends!


Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Dreamcatcher Layout!

Hello! I hope you've all been having a fantastic week! I'm over on the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog today sharing a bright scrapbook layout using the SRTC 6x6 Navajo Stencil,  Dreamcatcher Chipboard  &  Medium Dream Fun Word. My daughter loves dreamcatchers and used her 3D printing pen to create one - so these fun supplies were just perfect to make a pretty layout!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful week - and be sure to head over to the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog to see closeups and details on how I created this project!

Supplies:
Southern Ridge Trading Company - 6x6 Navajo Stencil,  Dreamcatcher Chipboard  &  Medium Dream Fun Word


Family Photo Layout!

Hello! I'm back today to share another layout using the awesome Scrap Shotz June 2019 Scrapbook Kit and available Add-Ons featuring the Heidi Swapp Wolf Pack Collection on the Scrap Shotz Blog. This is the fourth layout I've done using this kit and I still have so much more left over that I can play with! Today, I'm sharing a Fall family photo - and you can see how lovely this collection goes with Fall pictures too. The wood and nature elements make a wonderful background for any outdoor photos.


Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Scrap Shotz Blog to see closeups and my process to create this page. If you are one of my US friends, I hope you have a fantastic 4th of July celebration tomorrow! Stay crafty friends.



Monday, July 1, 2019

Howdy Ma'am Card!

Well, Howdy!! Here in Calgary, Alberta, July is Stampede time and you'll see everyone wearing cowboy hats and boots and having lots of fun. There are pancake breakfasts, a big parade, and many Western themed festivities to celebrate. Over on the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies blog our challenge is fitting that we are daring everyone to share their projects inspired by the theme Rhinestone Cowboy! For this challenge I'm sharing a cool Color Burst galaxy background card with lots of fun embossing powders and gemstones from Emerald Creek. P.S. I'll be on the Emerald Creek Facebook Page for a Live Demo on Thursday July 4th at 10 am MST to show you how to make this card!


Here's a mood board to inspire you!


Thanks so much for stopping by today - and Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends!! Be sure to head over to the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies blog for all the details on this card- and how to enter, and don't forget I'll be sharing how to create it on the Emerald Creek Facebook Page with a Live Demo on Thursday July 4th at 10 am MST. Have an awesome, crafty week my friends!

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Be Wild & Free Layout!

Hello and Happy Canada Day to my Canadian friends!! We are celebrating today with a BBQ and some fun festivities put on by the city. I'm also over on the Scrap Shotz Blog today sharing a layout using the Scrap Shotz June 2019 Scrapbook Kit and available Add-Ons featuring the Heidi Swapp Wolf Pack Collection. I love the nature feel of this collection - I just want to get outside when I see it! I have some more photos of my girls at a local park and this time I really wanted to incorporate the purples in the photos, so I used some Distress Oxides and a Studio Katia stencil to bring the colour out.


Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Scrap Shotz Blog to see my step by step process and closeups. If you're celebrating this week, I hope you have a wonderful time!!

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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Crossing Guard Thank You Cards!

Hello! Well, we just finished the school year this week and have the whole summer ahead of us! I'm over on the Gerda Steiner Designs Blog today sharing a couple of cute cards that we gave to the Crossing Guards at our school last week. We so appreciate all the time they take to make sure everyone gets to school safely! I used the sweet FREEBIE Crossing Guard Digital Stamp from the Gerda Steiner Designs Shop along with some Shimelle Sparkle City papers from the SCT Sampler Pack to whip up these cards in no time.


Inside, I used a printable sentiment included in the download and added another sparkly star cut with the star dies in the Your Next Stamp Photo Booth Panel Die to coordinate with the front of the cards.


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to head over to the Gerda Steiner Designs Blog for details and closeups, and check out the Gerda Steiner Designs Shop for lots more images to have fun with. Have an awesome weekend friends!


Thursday, June 20, 2019

Customizing Baseball Gifts Using The Cricut Maker with Video!

Hello! I am so excited to finally have a Cricut Maker!! I was lucky enough to find it on TSC, which is the Canadian Shopping Channel, and I used a 20% off coupon, making it super affordable with their interest-free payment plan! I previously had an Explore, which I loved, but I felt this was the right time to upgrade and take advantage of the new features the Maker has, including the ability to cut fabric easily with the rotary blade! With a birthday present needed for a little boy having a baseball themed party I thought this was the perfect time to break it open and get going. My daughter, Erica, who is 7 really enjoyed helping make this present for her little friend, and I enjoyed the crafting time with her!


Here's a look at the VIDEO where I'll show you step by step how easy it is to create two quick, easy, personalized gifts.


I was surprised and so pleased at how easily the Cricut Maker Rotary Blade cut through fabric! This was a white fleece material and I was a bit worried about how much residue it might leave on the fabric mat, but it came off completely clean. The Everyday Iron-On adhered perfectly to the fleece and we stitched up the pillow in no time.


Erica's friend was so excited to get his new shirt, and she thought it was an awesome gift to give! She was so proud of the fact that she helped to make it.


Thanks so much for stopping by! I'd love to know if you have an electronic cutter, and if so, which one? Have an awesome crafty week friends!