Friday, March 29, 2019

Watercolouring Florals With Zig Clean Color Brush Markers, Sneak Peek & Video!

Hello! I'm really excited to be here today to share a Sneak Peek at the new collection that will be in the Wild Whisper Designs Shop April 1st!! This gorgeous floral stamp set is just one part of the goodies you'll find tomorrow and I know you're going to love them 💮🎕 I've created a card for this post showing you how to create a watercolour effect using this 4x6" stamp set, embossing powder, and Zig Markers - and then I've put it all together with the Xyron machine, which easily turns your stamps and diecuts into stickers!

Here's a look at the video where you can see just how easy it is to colour with Zig Clean Color Brush Markers on stamped florals!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and be sure to head over to the Wild Whisper Designs blog where you'll find a supply list and links to the shop! Be sure to use the code DTKARLA to save 10% off your purchases!!

Linked to:
SSS Wednesday challenge - AG

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Free Hugs Repurposed Plant Pot and Video!

Hello! I'm back today to share a sweet little no fuss diecut cactus and DIY plant pot. I really do love having plants in my house, but... and not for lack of trying... they never survive 😢 It is really safer for all those sweet plants out there if I stick to the faux variety, lol. So, I decided to craft a cute cactus from a Cricut cut using my Cricut Explore. Of course, this little guy needed a lovely home, so I repurposed a clay pot I had laying around my house with the Tattered Angels Naturally Aged Paint System Bare Metal Weathered Bronze. This is a super cool set of 4 paints/mists that combine to create a bronzed metal look. When combined with the clay pot it looks so awesome!

I used the Cricut Cartridge Cactus Love to cut this sweet 3D plant. It is really easy to put together. I added a Prima Flower and a little cork butterfly with some gems and sequins from Buttons Galore. I happened to have a styrofoam cone in my stash and cut it down to fit inside the pot. Instead of leaving it white I added some Tattered Angels Kraft High Impact Paint and then covered it with Emerald Creek's Baked Texture Dirty Sand Embossing Powder by Seth Apter. I love when I can use a product for more than its intended purpose, and this Dirty Sand Powder looks amazingly like sand when it's dry! I just sprinkled it on and glued it down with some tacky glue before adding my cactus.

I've been experimenting with cutting vinyl with my Cricut more - I know, that's not anything new, but for some reason I thought it was harder than it was! I'm really loving it and thought this free hugs was super cute! It's from the Humming In My Garden cartridge.

You can see how everything came together in the full process video HERE or click below:

Thanks so much for stopping by! You can find this project and see what other Crew Members came up with for this fun spring pot challenge over on the Creative Studio Blog. You may just want to create something crafty using some fun pots around your own home!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Amazing Panda Card!

Hello! Hope you're all well today and ready for some cute crafty inspiration! I usually share a digi stamp from Kitty Bee Designs, but did you know they also have the most adorable clear stamps for sale too?!! This cute Movie Panda is a clear stamp that is 3" tall and just so sweet 💙 

I'm using some pretty papers from the Paige Evans Whimsical collection by Pink Paislee. I love picking my papers out first and then colouring my image to match. I used some Copics with my Prismacolor Markers to colour him in and cut him out with a scalloped edge die from Your Next Stamp. I dotted some Ranger Liquid Pearls around the scallops for detail. They are a really neat embellishment to try!

I used sentiments on the front and inside of the card from Pretty Cute Stamps and coloured the popcorn in with a white marker from Jane Davenport. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm sharing him over on the Kitty Bee Designs blog today - if you haven't had a look there be sure to head over to get lots of amazing inspiration using all the super cute Kitty Bee Designs images, clear and digital!

Linked to:
SSS Wednesday Challenge - AG

Monday, March 25, 2019

Wish Layout with Altered Chipboard!

Hello! I sure hope you had an awesome weekend! It was a little drizzly Sunday here so we stayed in our p.j's and did stuff around the house, crafting, a little cleaning... and enjoyed a bit of a lazy day. Today, I'm giving you a look at the layout that I'm sharing on the Southern Ridge Trading Company blog today using their gorgeous chipboard and stencil from the shop. I love this photo of Erica just taking the time to pick up a dandelion and blow the seeds. It reminds me how important it is to take time to connect with nature.

Here's a look at the video where you can see exactly how I altered the chipboard and put everything together:

Be sure to stop at the Southern Ridge Trading Company blog for closeups, details and a full supply list. Thanks so much for stopping by, and have an awesome week friends!

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Happy Easter Card!

I am so glad that Easter is a little later this year - it gives me a little extra time to focus on some cute and cuddly Easter crafting! Today, I'm over on the Gerda Steiner Designs blog sharing a sweet card using the brand new Easter Bunnies Digital Stamp Bundle. It is full of super cute images that are going to be perfect to create lots of fun Easter projects! Here's a look at this bright spring card using a couple of the images from the set along with some fun papers from the March SCT Sampler pack.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to head over to the Gerda Steiner Designs blog to see closeups, the inside of the card, and a look at just what comes in the full Easter Bunnies Digital Stamp Bundle! Have a wonderful week friends 💜💛💙

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Up To No Good Scrapbook Layout!

Hello and happy Friday! Wow, this week went fast. The kiddo's are starting March break tomorrow and we are looking forward to having some downtime, pajama days and hopefully enjoying the Spring Weather. This week has been absolutely gorgeous - the kids even wore shorts to school. The weather is showing slightly cooler temps next week, but I don't think Erica's going to be at all ok with going back to pants! Today, I'm over on the Wild Whisper Designs Blog sharing this fun layout using the new March Fandom collection . This has been a really fun one to work with, and I'm especially happy with how this layout turned out. I used lots of different fan elements on this page, but in a different way than they were intended. I couldn't help using the Star Wars reference to describe Erica, lol!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Wild Whisper Designs Blog to see all the details and closeups, and have an awesome weekend ahead 💛

Friday, March 15, 2019

Retro Sleepover Layout!

Hello! I hope you've had a great week so far with lots of crafty time! I actually haven't done much crafting this week, but I still feel like I had a productive week. Obviously, I'm basing my productivity on being crafty most days, lol, but sometimes I feel like focusing on other things - this week I finally got my curtains hemmed and ironed that I bought at Ikea 2 months ago... 😲, put out some Easter decor, did a bunch of small cleaning tasks I'd been putting off, and actually took time to sit and read a magazine (currently loving Daphne's Diary 💓) with a cup of tea - makes me feel rejuvenated and ready to craft even more. So, that's been my lovely week, and now I'm back to show you a retro slumber party layout I am sharing on the Wild Whisper blog today using the new March Collection from Wild Whisper Designs - Fandom! My sister and I (I'm the 3rd from the right in the photo on the right) had the best sleepovers! I really do appreciate how much work this was for my mom, how she never got after us for being noisy and let us have fun. As you can see, dressing up was definitely one of our go-to activities, lol.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your weekend is lovely - whether that involves doing something crafty or just spending time doing something that makes you happy. Be sure to head over to the Wild Whisper blog to get all the details, closeups and a supply list for this layout. Don't forget to use the code DTKARLA to save 10% in the Wild Whisper Designs Shop!!

Kitty Bee Designs #138 - Animals -Midweek Inspiration!

Hi Friends! I hope you've been having a lovely week so far! It's time for the midweek inspiration for Challenge #138 over at the Kitty Bee Designs Challenge Blog - Aloha Friday!

Challenge #138

Super big thanks to our sponsors for this challenge,
Fabrika Fantasy -

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I just couldn't resist creating one more project with our sponsors' adorable images for this challenge, and this week I'm using the sweet Pup In Boots digital stamp from Wink Wink Ink. I grabbed some pretty spring papers from the SCT Sampler Pack and layered them on a kraft cardstock base.

After colouring this cutie with Copics and Prismacolor Markers I fussy cut him out to give the look of a stamped and diecut image. I added some pretty Close To My Heart and Buttons Galore and More embellishments and a diecut flower to finish it off.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Challenge Blog to see what all the other amazing designers came up with and enter your own Animal project in for a chance to win. 

Monday, March 11, 2019

Beautiful Memories Layout with Altered Chipboard!

Hey there! Hope you're all doing well 😊I had a great weekend! On Friday I taught two Simple Stories classes at the Scrap Shotz pop up shop, Saturday I got to scrapbook for part of the day, and Sunday we did family stuff. Today, I'm back to share with you a pretty Spring layout using some a butterfly wings stencil and beautiful chipboard from Southern Ridge Trading Company and a lovely photo my sweet sister sent to me of her and her little one.

You can find the SRTC supplies here - Butterfly Wings StencilButterfly Swirl Combo, and Spring Butterfly Wreath and find a list of the rest of the supplies as well as closeups and details on the Southern Ridge Trading Company blog. Have an awesome week friends!

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Spring Puppy Card!

Hello! I am so ready for spring and these pretty papers are just the thing to lift my mood along with the adorable Dog and Butterfly digital stamp in the Gerda Steiner Designs Shop! I had fun using the February goodies from the SCT Sampler Pack - I'm loving this new My Mind's Eye paper from the Splendor collection.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out all the details and closeups at the Gerda Steiner Designs blog, and have a wonderful week!

Linked to:
SSS Monday Challenge - Whatever the weather (spring!)
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Create a scene

Friday, March 8, 2019

Always Reading Layout!

Hello! I'm back today to share a layout from the Wild Whisper Designs Blog using the brand new March collection - Fandom!  It is a wonderful collection of various fan-worthy icons, but even if you're not a fan of all of them they are so easy to use to document other scrapbook memories - just like I've done here with the Always Reading layout. My daughter loves to read and this was just the perfect paper to document that.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to head over to the Wild Whisper blog to see all the closeups and details. Hope you have an amazing weekend my friends!

Kitty Bee Designs #138 - Animals!

Hi Friends! I hope you've been having a lovely week so far! It's time for the inspiration for Challenge #138 over at the Kitty Bee Designs Challenge Blog - Aloha Friday!

Challenge #138

Super big thanks to our sponsors for this challenge,
Fabrika Fantasy -

This week I'm sharing a sweet card using the Cute Bear Cub 1 Digital Stamp from Fabrika Fantasy. I started off by using my dot embossing folder with a piece of patterned paper. I often forget about embossing patterned papers instead of plain cardstock, but I love how it turned out! I was playing around with my SCT Sampler Pack filled with pretty papers, stamps and embellishments- and had a lot of fun combining the lovely spring colours. 

I was practicing a fur colouring technique and like the cute fuzzy look. I added some Stickles to his balloon and added some Buttons Galore and More sequin embellishments onto the background tag cut with a Your Next Stamp die. A bit of Distress Oxide Ink adds a little colour to soften the white tag.

I embossed the Happy stamp with an Emerald Creek Craft Supplies powder onto a Vicki Boutin cardstock clip and added a little heart sticker. A cross stitch border diecut adds detail to the layered paper.

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, March 6, 2019

Say Cheese 4 Binder Kit & Spring Farmhouse Layouts with Videos!

Hello friends! Well, we are sure having a run of cold weather, and I am definitely ready for spring! I do have a couple classes with Scrap Shotz coming up in the Calgary area on Friday that I wanted to share, and the layouts, especially, are spring feeling! Simple Stories has started coming out with fun binder and layout kits with some of their collections, and I wanted to share these two with you. The first one is the Say Cheese 4 collection, which is wonderful for documenting any magical Disney adventures you have or plan to have! The binder kit comes with an album, papers, embellishments and instructions to complete a finished project in a couple hours.

Here's a look at the album flip through in this video-

The next one is the Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse Layout Kit, which is a lovely kit complete with papers, stickers, diecuts and instructions.

Here's a look at the completed layouts in this video:

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you're in the Calgary, Alberta area on Friday, March 8 I'd love to see you at the classes - you can register here - or just stop by the Scrap Shotz pop up shop at Scenic Acres Community Center from 4-8 pm! You can also grab the kits themselves online and have them delivered if you love them as much as I do 💙 Have an awesome week friends!

Friday, March 1, 2019

Princess Scrapbook Layout!

Hey there crafty friends! I'm super excited to bring you the first project of the month for Wild Whisper's new collection Fandom! There are so many awesome elements to this collection, and whether you are a fan of each of them for what they represent - or not- there are so many ways to use everything. I've created four very different layouts with this month's collection, and I'm really happy with how each of them turned out. I'll be sharing one each week, and the first one I have to show you is a beautiful, girly, princess layout of some photos of my daughter at a birthday tea party - at a hotel that actually looks like a castle.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Wild Whisper blog to see all the closeups and details for this sweet layout - and have a wonderful, crafty weekend!

Sweet Wishes Baby Card with Video!

Hello friends! Today I'm sharing a pretty baby card with you on the Emerald Creek Dares blog for the new March challenge - Ordinary Day. For this challenge you can share a project inspired by a regular day in your life or even one of your best or worst days! Some of my best days definitely include when my three girls were born, so I'm sharing a baby card using a beautiful Vintage Baby Pram stamp from the Emerald Creek Shop. You can find links to all the supplies on the EC blog linked below!

Here's a look at the video where you can see all the fun techniques I used to create this pretty card!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to head over to the Emerald Creek Dares blog to see closeups, the inside, supplies and get all the details on how to enter your own project for a chance to win a sweet gift certificate to the EC Shop! You'll even find a code to save 10% just for linking up your project!

Linked to:
SSS Monday Challenge - Vintage/Past times