Sunday, April 28, 2019

Hello Carrot Card!

Hello again! I'm over on the Gerda Steiner Designs Blog today to share a sweet little card with you using the adorable Easter Bunnies Digital Stamp Bundle , and as you can see this cute set is not just for Easter! I'm using the lovely spring papers from the Scrapbook and Cards Today March Sampler Kit, which even included these adorable pom-poms!

 Inside, I stamped a Lawn Fawn sentiment that just worked perfectly to coordinate with the cute carrot button on the front. A few Buttons Galore & More sequins and gems adorn both inside and out.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to stop by the Gerda Steiner Designs Blog to see closeups and details, and I hope you have a wonderful week ahead.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Adventure Panda Card!

Hello my sweet friends! I'm over on the Kitty Bee Designs Blog today with my last post for this awesome design team. I have loved working with all these wonderful girls and the fabulous stamps and digis from the Etsy Shop, but sometimes the time comes where you need to move on and do something different. I'm not exactly sure what 'different' is right now, but I'm feeling like I want to spend a little extra time organizing my house, getting my photos into albums and hanging out with the family - especially with warm weather on the horizon. I will always be a fan of the Kitty Bee Designs stamps though, and hope you'll continue to check the blog for all the wonderful designs the team comes up with! Today, I'm sharing the super cute Kitty Bee Designs Cloud Sitting Panda Clear Stamp coloured with Hobby Colour Markers and Copics which I cut out with a stitched circle die.

This cute paper airplane paper was just perfect to go with the sweet pilot panda. I even cut out some of the images to pop up around the card. Along with an 'adventure' sticker, this card will be great to pass along to someone who may be traveling, graduating or just heading down a new path.

Inside, I used a fitting stamp from Wild Whisper Designs. I think mixing and matching images and stamps is a great way to get more out of your supplies. (PS Be sure to use the code DTKARLA to save 10% off your order at the Wild Whisper Shop!)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fantastic week and enjoy any adventures coming your way.

Linked to:
SSS Monday Challenge - going around in circles (circle die from Kaisercraft)

Friday, April 19, 2019

Mixed Media Tag with Embossing Powder Techniques!

Hello! I thought I'd pop back in before the long Easter weekend with a couple pretty tags to show you! Recently, I did a Facebook Live with Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Embossing Powders and Stamps and I thought I'd share that with you here. Sometimes just playing around with supplies gives you new ideas and I really had fun mixing powders and doing a few new techniques. Both tags are just a little different, so be sure to scroll down to see the finished tags together - and you'll find a video link at the bottom of the post.

I had fun with stencils, wood shapes and chipboard!

I love customizing seam binding ribbon by adding coordinating ink colours and spritzing with water. One of the pretty Emerald Creek Flower Crest brads adorn the top of the tag.

Here's a look at both tags - I showed how to create the main pieces on the video and then was able to quickly put everything together after!

This sweet fairy charm is from the Emerald Creek Shop. I added a drop of Ranger Liquid Pearls to the tiny well area she's holding. You could easily add a gem or some powder too! The powders mixed together on the wood shape to create a beautiful marbled background. Just by using parchment paper I was able to prevent the powders from flying all over the place.

A pretty jeweled brad finishes off this second tag.

Here's the Facebook Live video where you can see the demos and techniques I'm sharing to create these tags!


Southern Ridge Trading Company Fibers Stencil and Dandelion Chipboard
DOX Inks: Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry and Mermaid Lagoon
Archival Ink- Peeled Paint
Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Ranger Manila Tag, Matte Medium, Emboss It Dauber

Thanks so much for stopping by! We are having a wonderful Spring Fever Sale over on the Emerald Creek Shop until April 30, 2019, so you might want to check that out to get started on your spring crafting πŸ˜‰ I hope you have a lovely Easter weekend!!

Linked to:
SSS Monday Challenge - Beautiful Blooms

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Crop Time Layout and Video!

Hello! Today I'm back to share a scrapbook layout with you using the April Scrap Shotz Kit featuring the Happiness Collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I seriously love this collection!! I've already completed three layouts and have so many more ideas! This kit is so versatile and is chalk full of gorgeous supplies. You can check out the other layouts here and the full Kit Reveal here.

You can see just how I put this layout together in this Video. I'm even showing how you can paper piece that pretty cut file to get a customized flower diecut using the  Free Cutfiles HERE from Cocoa Vanilla Studios.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Scrap Shotz blog to get all the details and closeups. Have an awesome Easter Weekend my friends!!

Linked to:
SSS Monday Challenge - Beautiful Blooms

Monday, April 15, 2019

Farmhouse Recipe Holder and Cards!

Hello! I sure hope you have all had a great weekend. Today I'm sharing a pretty recipe card holder and mini folders to hold recipe cards. I find I often just look up recipes online now, but I do have my favourites that I love to use over and over, as well as a few that have been passed down. It's nice to have a home for those ones and a pretty place to keep the one I'm using safe and tidy. I started out with a chickenwire frame from the dollar store and stained the wood a light brown colour. Then I tucked a piece of green cardstock inside the backing, along with a mason jar cut out.

My family loved this Sweet Potato Scones recipe I found online and I wanted to make sure I kept it handy to make again! The Farmhouse kitchen sign was easy to make with some white corrugated paper covered with a silver stain so that it resembled corrugated metal. I cut out the words from a larger piece of cardstock and layered it all together.

I used the chicken wire paper to cover the front of the mini file folders and then added some fun labels. The paper itself was black and white so I chose a few colours that would coordinate with the frame and painted in the details.

I used some Little Birdie Crafts flowers and chipboard, along with some more images cut from different papers, to create a pretty cluster on the corner of the frame.

Here's few closeups of the details, along with the yummy scones!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have an awesome and very crafty week πŸ’š

Linked to:
SSS Monday Challenge - Beautiful Blooms

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Mini Easter Milk Cartons with Video!

Hello! I'm so happy to share a cute little tutorial with you today using the adorable images from the Gerda Steiner Designs Easter Bunny Bundle and some Lawn Fawn cardstock. These cute little cartons are just perfect to slip in a few little chocolate eggs for your sweeties on Easter morning!

You can find the Video HERE where you can see the exact measurements to make these cute milk cartons yourself and watch how I coloured up these cuties. I originally found these on the ChicnScratch channel, so feel free to check out Angie's video there too!

I tied on some cute little carrot buttons and used a Pretty Cute Stamps Easter Stamp to add a sentiment on the signs. These would also be great as place cards if you're having an Easter Dinner!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Gerda Steiner Designs blog to see closeups and details. Have a wonderful weekend friends!!

Friday, April 12, 2019

Kitty Bee Designs #140 - Easter!

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

Challenge #140

Super big thanks to our sponsor for this challenge

The Paper Shelter -

For my project this week I'm using the super cute Little Easter Bunnies digi stamp from The Paper Shelter. I decided to grab my coloured pencils to colour in this sweet image that I cut out with a stitched circle die.

I heat embossed a Lawn Fawn Happy Easter sentiment on black cardstock and cut the ends to create a banner before layering it over the circle. I think it looks a bit like a snow globe! Seeing as it is actually snowing... boo... here, maybe that's fitting, lol. I'm really hoping we get some lovely warm spring weather soon. Maybe these bunnies will bring it πŸ˜‰

Inside, I stamped another Lawn Fawn sentiment in black ink. I've really loved using this sentiment this year!

I used Distress Oxides on the cardbase to create a rainbow effect and then layered a Your Next Stamp looped stitched die across each colour cut with Tim Holtz Metallic Confection Cardstock. I love this stuff!! A few pretty sequins and gems from a Buttons Galore mix finish off the card, and it's ready to pop in the mail.

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 Easter project HERE for a chance to win!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Linked to:
SSS Wednesday Challenge - No designer paper
SSS Monday Challenge - Down on the farm ( I think these bunnies would be just as happy living on a lovely farm!)

Lovely Week End Day Farmer's Market Layouts!

Hello! I'm over on the Scrap Shotz Blog today sharing two beautiful layouts using the  new Scrap Shotz Kit Club Scrapbooking Kit. These photos are from a trip to the Cochrane Farmer's Market in Alberta, and it's so nice to scrap lovely warm sunny pictures. It actually snowed here in Calgary, Alberta last night, so I'm needing some lovely bright flowers and sunshine to lift my spirits. Even if it's paper and photos I'll take it! Here's a look at both of these layouts.

Be sure to head over to the Scrap Shotz Blog to find all the details, links and closeups. You can find the Free Cutfiles HERE, the Scrap Shotz Kit Club Scrapbooking Kit HERE and the Add-Ons HERE.

Linked to:
SSS Monday Challenge - Down on the farm

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Scrap Shotz April 2019 Kit Club Reveal!

Hello friends! I hope you are having a great week so far πŸ’“It's always a fun day when I get to share the new Scrap Shotz Kit Club Scrapbooking Kit, and this one is soooo gorgeous!! I love Cocoa Vanilla and their Happiness Collection just makes me.... well happy!

You can check out the video HERE where I'm sharing all the yummy details!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Head on over to the Scrap Shotz Blog to see closeups of all the supplies. The team will be sharing projects all month featuring this kit, so you won't want to miss it. Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Altered Mini Clipboard!

Howdy friends and happy Tuesday! I had so much fun altering this cute little Tim Holtz Ideology clipboard, and I'm sharing it over on the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog today using their wonderful chipboard and stencils! I really do have so much fun playing around with mixed media and I love when it just all comes together to create a pretty project.

You can see the process I used in the video below:

SRTC Supplies:

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog to see closeups, details and a full supply list. Have an awesome week my friends!

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Happy Spring Bunny Card!

Hello! I honestly cannot believe it's April and Easter is so close... Today I'm sharing a sweet spring card using the Easter Bunnies Digital Stamp Bundle set from Gerda Steiner Designs. It's a really cute bundle that includes lots of images perfect for Spring, Easter and more, because I think bunnies work for any occasion πŸ˜‰ The image I chose to work with today is a cute bunny painting on an easel. I coloured everything in with Prismacolor, Hobby Colour and Copic Markers, all alcohol based. The Happy Spring is from a Pretty Cute Stamps set in my stash and I'm using some Lawn Fawn spring paper and a Pretty Pink Posh die. The sweet little flower brad is from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies.

Be sure to head over to the Gerda Steiner Designs blog to check out all the details and closeups on this card, and have a very happy, and very crafty week ahead!

Linked to:
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Animal Antics

Monday, April 1, 2019

Alcohol Inks with Altered Frame!

Hello friends! Can you believe it's April already..?!! Even though I always associate spring with rain and flowers, here in Alberta we don't get a lot of rain - and June is actually the rainiest month. However, this month the new challenge on the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies blog is Singing In The Rain, and I was totally inspired to create something that was rainy, but said Springtime! It was my sister's birthday a couple weeks ago and I wanted to make her a little something personal to go along with her gift card. She loved it!

Be sure to head over to the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies blog to see closeups on my project and get all the details on this month's challenge - with a chance to win - woo hoo!! Have an awesome week friends!

Linked to:
SSS Wednesday Challenge - AG