Monday, December 30, 2019

Scrapbooking Christmas With Scrap Shotz December Kit!

Hello, and almost Happy New Year! Wow, Christmas was awesome and is always so busy. I must admit I don't mind when things calm down a bit so I can get out my pics and start scrapping those precious December memories. I'm over on the Scrap Shotz Blog today with two very sweet layouts using the December 2019 Scrapbook Kit featuring the gorgeous Kaisercraft Starry Night collection and a couple adorable, if I must say so myself, pics of my niece and nephew. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! You can check out the full tutorials and all the details and closeups on these layouts over on the Scrap Shotz Blog - you'll be able to see exactly how these both came together. I hope you have a wonderful New Years Eve and an amazing 2020 ahead.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Last Minute Gift Tags Freebie with Gerda Steiner Designs!

Hello! Yup, we're down to the finish line... Paper is flying, tape is everywhere, and oh yeah - where are the gift tags, lol?!! You are going to love these adorable cute 'free' 3 Gift Tags digi stamp from Gerda Steiner Designs. These are quick and easy to print out and honestly you don't even have to colour them in, but they are super cute if you decide to 😉

I printed three rows of these sweet tags on a sheet of 65 lbs white cardstock, coloured them with Copic Markers, and added a little festive twine. My daughter swiped one of the candy cane tags, but I can easily print out more if I run low!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to head over to the Gerda Steiner Designs Blog for closeups of all three of these sweet tags. I hope you're enjoying Christmas and taking some time for yourself. I will be finishing up my wrapping, enjoying some holiday tunes and sipping a little eggnog. Merry Christmas Friends!

Friday, December 20, 2019

Sis Is Crafty Like Me Layout!

Hello! It's finally Friday and I've crafted as much as I possibly could this week while the kids were in school. Of course they do enjoy crafting with me, but I just never get as much done, lol. I wanted to share one more project this week and since I'm over on the Wild Whisper Blog today I thought I'd use some cute photos of my girls crafting together a few years ago along with the Child At Heart 12x12 Paper PackEphemera and Fandom Sequins. Just looking at the Child At Heart collection gives me so many ideas about different stories I want to scrap...

Thanks so much for stopping by! You can check out the closeups and all the details on the Wild Whisper Blog, and be sure to use the code DTKARLA to save 10% in the Wild Whisper ShopI hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year friends!! See you in 2020!

Scrap Shotz December Kit Reveal - Kaisercraft Starry Night with Video

Hello! I have been frantically crafting and cardmaking all week, and today I'm over on the Scrap Shotz Blog to give you a look at the beautiful December 2019 Scrapbook Kit. I can't wait to relax and print off my Christmas photos and start crafting with this kit!

Here's a look at the video where you can see everything closeup -

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Scrap Shotz Blog where you can see closeups and get all the details on this beautiful kit. I'll definitely be back soon to show you what I've created with all these beautiful goodies - and I hope you all have an amazing Christmas!

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Blog Hop WINNER!! Kraftin' Kimmie's Gift Certificate!

Hello friends! Well, this week is flying by!! But I'm really excited to get back with the winner of the Home For The Holidays Blog hop (be sure to check out the adorable wood slice ornaments if you missed it HERE)...

The Winner of the $20 Gift Certificate to Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop

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These are the cutest little ornaments I have seen in a long time! I'm heading on over to Amazon right now to order some of these and try it myself. What a fun Christmas activity!! Thanks for the idea, and Merry Christmas!


Congratulations Evelyn, Please comment below to say you saw this post and email me at with your details!

Thanks so much to Kraftin' Kimmie for sponsoring this giveaway, and for everyone's wonderful comments. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 16, 2019

Warm Wishes Snowman Card!

Hello! I am over on the Gerda Steiner Designs Blog today sharing this cute winter card using the Snowman and Birds Digital Stamp from the Gerda Steiner Designs Shop. I love using snowmen on holiday cards, but this guy would work perfectly all winter long! I printed him out along with a hand-typed sentiment using the Miss Sasha font from Miss Kate Cuttables. There are so many awesome fonts available on your computer or online that you'll never run out of options for sentiments. I coloured the image in with Copics and layered all the pieces on some BoBunny paper from my stash, creating a lovely, wintry card!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Gerda Steiner Designs Blog for details and closeups. If you're looking for more winter inspiration, don't forget to check out the Home For The Holidays Hop post where you can leave a comment for a chance to win an awesome giveaway! Have a fabulous week friends!!

Friday, December 13, 2019

Home For The Holidays Hop & Giveaway!

Hello! It's almost Christmas, and what could be better than a fun Holiday Hop with crafty, festive inspiration?!! Today, I'm participating in the Home For The Holidays Christmas Hop with a few crafty friends of mine. I can't wait to show you what I'm sharing - and be sure to scroll down because I've got a sweet GIVEAWAY!!

My girls and I have been doing lots of Christmas crafting lately, and these wood slice ornaments were something I've wanted to try! I started off by stamping adorable Kraftin Kimmie stamps from the Shake It Up and coordinating Shake It Up Polar Bears stamp sets on wood slices from Amazon.

The Krafty Kolours Inks available from Kraftin' Kimmie are lovely hybrid inks that stamp beautifully! After stamping I used coloured pencils to colour in the images - nothing fancy - even your kiddos can have fun doing this! I added some Liquid Pearls to the little pile of snowballs for added dimension here.

I added a bit of white gel pen to the little deer scarf (how cute is he?!!) and drew in some snowy hills with a black fine tipped pen.

I love all the cute images included in these sets - perfect to embellish the sweet animals! 

A bit of Stickles glitter glue adds just the right amount of glittery goodness to these ornaments.

On the back I stamped a cute sentiment and a few more snowflakes, again with the Krafty Kolours Inks. I used some bakers twine from my stash to tie through the hole and these ornaments are ready to gift or hang on our tree if I can't give them away 😉

Now, let's get to some BLOG CANDY!!

Let me tell you how awesome Kimmie is... I said I was offering an $10 gift certificate and she offered to bump it to $20!! So you have a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps shop 💙💰 where you can find super cute stamps, awesome inks, very cool stencils and more! She also has a Krafty Friends Facebook Group where you can find the nicest crafty peeps ever and tons of inspiration. To win, simply leave a comment here, and get extra entries for leaving a comment on the hop post on Instagram and/or Facebook

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Here's a list of each stop on the hop -

Whimsy Chic Papercrafts
It's Oddly Appealing
Scrappy Squirrel's Nest
Ink Stained Roni
Karla Yungwirth Designs - You Are HERE
Paper Mache Patch - NEXT
Nelly's Artistic Creations
Rosie Neustaedter
Kelly Parker
Zoe Bateman
Tina Jewels Creations
Natasha Blazaki Art Recipes & More

You can head over to the Paper Mache Patch next to see more fun holiday inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are enjoying December and get to take some crafty time for yourself this weekend. Be sure to check back on Wednesday December 18th when I'll announce the winner of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Gift Certificate!!

Just ONE Perfect Pic Layout!

Hello again! I have been having so much fun using the new Echo Park Little Lumberjack collection, and I'm over on the Scrap Shotz blog again today with another layout. For this project I'm using some fun photos we took this fall - trying hard to get just the right picture where everyone is looking at the camera - not so easy to do, lol!

Here's a look at the video where you can see exactly how this layout came together -

Thanks so much for stopping by! You can find all the closeups and details on the Scrap Shotz blog. I hope you have a fantastic weekend, and if you're looking for a little more inspiration, be sure to check out the Home For The Holidays Blog Hop with Giveaway post HERE!!

Linked to:
SSS Monday Challenge - Stars

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Echo Park Little Lumberjack - Product Review and Projects!

Hello friends! I am so excited to be over on the Scrap Shotz Blog today to share the new Echo Park Little Lumberjack collection - available in the shop now! This collection is full of plaids, nature images, flannels - just so awesome. Really it works with so many different themes... masculine, outdoors, camping, winter and even teddy bears as you'll see in my layout below. First, here's a look at all the available elements in this collection.

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

For my first project I decided to make a layout about the Grade 1 class bear, Barnaby, that came to visit! I thought these papers and stickers worked perfectly to document his adventures! I used the December Creative Scrapbooker Sketch as inspiration.

Next, I used the papers from the 6x6 pad along with all the other fun goodies to make 4 masculine cards. I never seem to have enough of these on hand, and they can easily be personalized with a message when needed.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to head over to the Scrap Shotz Blog where you can see closeups and get all the details on the Little Lumberjack collection and the projects I created! I'll be back to share more inspiration using this awesome collection on Friday, so don't forget to come on back!

Friday, December 6, 2019

Christmas Crafting with Wild Whisper!

Hello! I'm so excited to be on the Wild Whisper Designs blog today with two cards and an ornament using the Pam Bray Winter & Christmas 12x12 PaperCanadian Winter Sequins and 4x6 Stamp Set and Wild Whisper Embossing Powders in Wispy Wool and Blue Island Slush. I had so much fun stamping and embossing with my scrappy supplies!

You can see all the closeups and details for each project on the Wild Whisper Designs blog! Let me know if you're still making Christmas Cards... I guess I need to get on mailing these out, lol! Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to use the code DTKARLA to save 10% in the Wild Whisper Shop and pick up something you've had your eye on!! Have a fantastic, crafty weekend friends!

Linked to:
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Traditional Christmas
SSS Monday Challenge - Let's Sparkle

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Christmas Stocking Wall Hanging!

Hello friends! We are all getting so excited for Christmas at our house, and I had a lot of fun taking a little crafty time to create a pretty wall hanging stocking using goodies from the Southern Ridge Trading Company Shop. This would make a great project for the whole family to create - customizing a stocking each and maybe adding a name or initial. You can find the full step by step tutorial on the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog!

I used some sparkly ArtQuest Stargazers Watercolor Paints to give the chipboard pieces a shiny coat of colour. A few cute elements from the Tim Holtz idea-ology Mini Christmas Ephemera peek out of the decorated stocking. Of course I added some beautiful sequins from Studio Katia and glittery Stickles!

I added some puffy Liquid Applique to the Noel sentiment, which puffs up when heated with a heat gun, and the pearly white paint added a beautiful sheen to the chipboard snowflake. The red patterned Cricut vinyl was quick and easy to add to the stocking!

Thanks so much for stopping by! You can find the full tutorial and supply list on the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog. Hope you are having a fabulous start to December!!

Linked to:
SSS Monday Challenge - Let's Sparkle

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Skating Mice Thank You Card!

Hello! I am over on the Gerda Steiner Designs Blog today with a sweet Thank You card using the adorable Gerda Steiner Designs Ice Skating Mouse digital stamp . This would be a lovely Thanksgiving card as well, or with a quick paper swap a cute holiday card! I used the pretty papers and embellishments from the November SCT Sampler Pack and a sketch from the SCT Fall 2019 Sketches (check out the sketch at the bottom of the post). I even matched the little outfits on the mice to the paper 😉 Honestly, what could be cuter than an animal in a sweater!!

I used the Studio Katia Autumn Borders Stamp to add a sentiment on the outside and inside of the card. BTW, Studio Katia is having an amazing sale right now.... just sayin'! Use code BF2019 to save 38% until November 30/19 - check out the details and any current promos HERE.

Be sure to head over to the  Gerda Steiner Designs Blog for all the details and closeups!! You'll find out how I turned one digi stamp into two mice skating together! To all my US friends, Happy Thanksgiving 💛 I am definitely thankful for all you sweet friends who stop by and take your time to check out what I've been working on. Have a fantastic week!! 

(PS the store is closed until Dec 1st for Thanksgiving Break, but you'll be able to shop after that - and meanwhile be sure to check all the fabulous inspiration on the blog and FB page!)

Linked to:
SSS Wednesday Challenge - AG
SCT 365 2020 Challenge
Scrapbook & Cards Today - Fall 2019 - Card Sketch

Friday, November 22, 2019

Backyard Fun Scrapbooking!

Hello friends! I'm over on the Wild Whisper Designs Blog today with a wintry scrapbook layout using the new Wild Whisper Canadian Winter collection. I love the colours and images in this collection - not your typical winter scrapbook product - and it's so fun!! I based my layout on a sketch from the SCT365-2019 Layout Class using the November sketch. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the Wild Whisper Designs Blog for closeups and details - and don't forget to use the code DTKARLA to save 10% in the Wild Whisper Shop! Have a fabulous weekend 💜

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Candy Cane Snowflake Card-Lift with Video!

Hello friends! I'm so excited to join Jennifer and Daisie for their fabulous Christmas Card-Lift Series on YouTube today with a Candy Cane Snowflake Card! This week we are lifting a card design from the lovely Antonia Florence on the Taffleberry Lane YouTube Channel.

I decided to use my Tim Holtz Stamp press and make 4 cards at once! The new Snowflake Stamp Set from Studio Katia has beautiful large snowflakes and made it easy to get this card started. I then filled in areas using snowflakes from other stamp sets including the Kraftin' Kimmie Elf-Tacular set, Hello Bluebird Quiet Christmas, Studio Katia Origami Winter and Pink and Main Snowglobe sets. These ink colours are not my go to Christmas colours, but I love how it turned out.

I embossed a Merry Christmas Greeting with Emerald Creek Spiced Candy embossing powder, which actually smells like cinnamon! I then added an embossed candy cane stamp embellished with Stickles and Glossy Accents.

I finished off the card with some pretty sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps and Studio Katia.

Here's a look at the video where you can see just how I put this card together-

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out Jennifer's and Daisie's cards, and let me know if you decide to try this card too!! Have a fantastic weekend friends 💙❆💙

Monday, November 11, 2019

New Simple Stories Kits with Videos!

I love putting the Simple Stories Kits together for Scrap Shotz, and I'm so excited to show you the three newest ones - Autumn Splendor Layout Kit, Holly Jolly Card Kit and Christmas Binder Kit. I will link the blog post and video of each kit below so you can follow the links and get the full details!

And a bonus layout that can be created:

Here's the video showing you these fun fall layouts:

You can see the video here with an upclose look at all 8 cards:

You can see all the beautiful pages in this album here:

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Scrap Shotz Store to check out all the fun goodies, and have an awesome week!