Monday, March 30, 2020

Scrap Shotz March 2020 Kit Club!

OMG, can I tell you how excited I am to work with the Scrap Shotz March Kit?!! Pinkfresh Studio is one of my fav companies and the My Favorite Story collection is to die for! I'm over on the Scrap Shotz Blog today sharing a whole walk through of this beautiful kit. I can't wait to dig into this and get scrappin'!

Here's a look at the Video where you can see everything included - as well as a couple Add-Ons available to purchase that coordinate beautifully!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the  Scrap Shotz Blog to see closeups and get all the details! Stay safe and stay crafty friends!

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Saturday Challenge #524 - Party Animals!

Good morning and welcome to another Saturday challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! Are you ready for another fun and krafty challenge to inspire you and help get your creative juices flowing? We've got some fabulous ideas for you and can't wait to see what you create! This week our challenge for you is to make a project with the theme "Party Animals"!
I thought the adorable little hedgehog with his balloon & cute sentiment from the Happy Hedgehogs Stamp Set would be perfect for this challenge theme! I stenciled on some Ruby Red Krafty Kolours ink using the Confetti Stencil and stamped the image and sentiment with Wicked Black Ink, before colouring with Copics. I added NEW Party Time Krafty Dots and some puffy clouds to finish off the scene.
Inside, I stamped a festive sentiment using the NEW Party Time Sentiments Stamp Set and the Ruby Red Ink along with fun stars from the set and the NEW Morning Marigold Ink.
Each and every Saturday we post a brand new challenge for the week and you are welcome to enter as many times as you like.
These must be new creations and you are welcome to use any stamp however using Kraftin' Kimmie stamp and products will earn you double entries! The monthly prize is a $40 voucher to the Krafty shop!!! Woohoo! There are two ways to enter... you can link up your creation on the Kraftin’ Kimmie blog page AND you can upload your photo to the album in our Krafty Friends FB group. If you need a little extra inspiration or a jumpstart to your mojo, we have a new sketch each month! Feel free to use it any time!
We've also got lots going on this weekend!! Be sure to join our Virtual Spring Retreat on Saturday and Sunday in the Krafty Friends facebook group! We've got lots of challenges, live videos, tutorials and FUN!
Here are a couple of Live classes I'll be hosting for the Virtual Retreat. Hope to see you there!! 
ALSO enjoy this weekend's Make Your Own SALE! Use the coupon code SPRING20 to enjoy 20% OFF whatever YOU want in the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop!!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I can't wait to see what you share for the Party Animal Challenge - and I hope to see you for the Virtual Krafty Retreat this weekend! Happy kraftin' friends!
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Friday, March 27, 2020

Hello Sisters Layout!

Hello friends! I hope you're all doing ok 💗 I'm over on the Wild Whisper Designs Blog today with a layout celebrating my two wonderful sisters, whom I feel ever so grateful for. I'm feeling like I need to take stock of all the wonderful and special things in my life and focus on those in this time of difficulty. I'm also very thankful I get to play with the beautiful Wild Whisper Strength Of The Season collection with it's lovely images and colours!

Thanks so much for stopping by! You can find the Cricut Sorbet cardstock pack I used as a base for my layout here, and be sure to use the code DTKARLA to save 10% in the Wild Whisper Shop. All the details as well as closeups can be found on the Wild Whisper Blog. Have an amazing weekend friends!

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Save The Crafty YouTuber Hop!

Hello friends! I'm so happy to be participating in the fabulous Save The Crafty YouTuber Hop on YouTube today!! The Save the Crafty YouTuber Video hop is a celebration of cardmaking video tutorials created by a group of talented crafters of all different styles. We are coming together to give our viewers a chance to discover other amazing cardmakers and help reach monetization goals! All you have to do is GO TO YOUTUBE, watch, like the video, consider subscribing, and click the link in the video description to hop to the next video. Just by leaving a comment on the video you'll be entered to win many prizes! (check out details below or in the video description) Let yourself be inspired!

I'm using the adorable Friends With Pep digital stamps from Kindred Stamps and the Carta Bella Family Night collection to make a fun card with a vintage vibe! My daughter loves Archie comics and as soon as she saw these guys she wanted me to make something with them. This set comes in a very easy to print PDF with all the characters and a bunch of sentiments.

Inside, I love this sentiment, he he-

Be sure to check out the VIDEO to get all the details, see how I coloured these cuties and put this card together!

Find Justine's Blog with full details and a full list of participants HERE.

To be eligible to win prizes from our amazing sponsors comments must be left by April 5th ON THE YOUTUBE HOP. Prizes will be announced April 10th on Justine’s channel and blog‎ Be sure to mention if you reside in USA or INTERNATIONAL to be chosen for physical prizes (Gift certificates will be awarded to anyone). You DO NOT have to comment on every video but the more you comment, the more chances you have.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope this hop gives you lots of inspiration to get crafty 💗 Have an amazing day friends!

Monday, March 23, 2020

Sending Hugs Freebie!

Hello sweet friends! It's a strange time we're in, and even though there are more stressful things than we can even begin to count, I'm struck by the importance to how we need to show caring to others to get through this. Whether it's a phone call, a text, a smile across the street, I think it makes a difference. When I saw this sweet digi - Sending Hugs digital stamp from the Gerda Steiner Designs Shop I loved the idea of sending out a card to someone special to let them know I'm thinking of them. And how awesome that it's FREE! I used some pretty Simple Stories Papers from the new I Am collection that were included with my March SCT Sampler along with Hello Bluebird & Sizzix dies.

Thanks so much for stopping by! You can see all the details and closeups on the Gerda Steiner Designs Blog and if you feel like getting crafty, you'll be sure to find lots of inspiration in the Shop. Have a safe and healthy week friends 💜

Friday, March 20, 2020

Penguin Mom & Baby Birthday Card!

Hey there friends! I'm so happy to be back today to share a card I'm showcasing on the Gerda Steiner Designs Blog using the super cute Penguin Mom and Baby digital stamp in the Gerda Steiner Designs Shop! I sent this to a friend for her birthday, but I think you could just as easily send out some adorable Mother's Day Cards with these cuties! I actually took the time to send 3 cards out this week, and even though it was a small thing it had a dual purpose - I thoroughly enjoyed making and then it made me happy to do something nice for someone else. I think I'll be sending out a lot more cards while we are all in self-isolation to just connect and bring a little joy to others.

I created a fun fold, which is completely explained on the Gerda Steiner Designs Blog, but this is a look at the inside of the card when it's opened up. I simply typed a sentiment on my computer and printed it out before diecutting.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you are all doing ok. Be sure to stop by the Blog for details or check out the Shop for a selection of clear and digi stamps. Big hugs 💙

Monday, March 16, 2020

Scrapbooking Family Day With Prima and a Video!

Hello friends! Well it is crazy here with all the corona virus closures - my girls have already decided to start homeschooling and have found workbooks in various places from around the house. I have a feeling we'll be doing a lot of crafting over the next few months! It was fun to pull out these photos from our Family Day long weekend in February. Looking back I'm so glad we got to go to the local Devonian Gardens, and I can't help wondering what the next few months will bring. I'm sure I'll be pulling out photos with my girls and scrapbooking them to focus on happy memories, and we will definitely be working hard to keep things positive and use this time off as a time to grow and learn new skills. I'm over on the Scrap Shotz Blog today with this double page layout using the beautiful Prima Capri Collection. I felt like it was the perfect paper and embellishments to use with these photos that have lots of greenery in them!

I decided to use the sketches from the SCT 365 2020 Online Class using the March double page layout sketch as inspiration. You can see my process putting this page together in the video below.

I love the various puffy, wood, floral and gem embellishments in this collection! I even used a Paige Evans Cutfile to diecut the butterflies with my Cricut and added them to the page.

Here's a look at the process video where you can see exactly how I put together the left side of this layout-

Thanks so much for stopping by! I look forward to continuing to inspire you with creative and uplifting projects over this next difficult time, and I wish you health, happiness and love 💚 You can check out all the info and closeups on the Scrap Shotz Blog.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps March New Release Hop & Shop!

WOOHOO! Today we are celebrating all the new PARTY TIME goodies that will be available on Sunday at noon EST from our MARCH Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! All THREE new clear stamp sets will be available over at the Krafty Shop, along with our scrumptious new MORNING MARIGOLD ink, TWO new Krafty Stencils and our new Party Time Krafty Dots! Yaaaay! For my card I'm using the adorable NEW Party Piggies Stamp Set and combining it with the NEW Party Time Sentiments Set to create a fun card ready to send special birthday wishes!
I stamped this cutie and the balloons with Wicked Black Krafty Kolours Ink and coloured with Copic Markers. The balloons from the Party Time Sentiments Set are just perfect to add to any sweet character! I also love the accessories included in the Party Piggies Set - such as this fun sparkler! I decided to give this guy sprinkled vanilla icing on chocolate cake, but just imagine the yummy possibilities!
I used some fun Pebbles Happy Hooray Paper and embossed the Confetti Stencil over some bright striped paper - adding in a couple cute sentiments and gold embossing the stars from the set. The Party Time Krafty Dots are in nice bright colours and add to the festive feel.
Inside, I lightly stenciled the NEW Confetti Stencil and stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment and solid balloons from the Party Time Sentiments set. Adding just a bit of orange coloured pencil to shade the balloons that I stamped with our NEW Morning Marigold Ink adds some fun dimension to the image!
Our brand NEW Stamp Sets include: PARTY TIME SENTIMENTS!, PARTY PIGGIES! and ZOODLES! We have a brand new Hybrid Ink colour in the large ink pad, mini cube and ink refill called MORNING MARIGOLD! There are two new stencils: CONFETTI and PARTY TIME BANNERS! And lastly we've got a vibrant and coordinating new set of Krafty Dots called PARTY TIME DOTS!
Everything will be available today (Sunday, March 15th) at NOON est in the krafty shop! And if you HAVE to have it ALL be sure to grab our Gimme Kimmies Kit for this month! You'll get one of each product in the bundle and at a discount but only while supplies last!! Don't forget GOBLIN GREEN is our Ink Of The Month and is on SALE for 15% OFF while supplies last! Thanks so much for hopping by! Be sure to check out all the awesome projects the Design Team have come up with to inspire you to create with this party-riffic collection of goodies. Have a wonderful, crafty day!

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps March New Release Sneak Peeks Day 3 - Zoodles!

We are continuing our party time COUNTDOWN today! It's Day THREE day of March Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!! It's our FINAL day of peeks and everything you've seen us share this week will be in the online shop on Sunday morning! We are closing out the festivities with a brand new adorable stamp set from artist Neda Sadreddin called.... ZOODLES!
Check out these incredibly fun animals! Go bananas and make a WILD creation! There are FIVE fabulous animal images plus amazing sentiment stamps!
I decided to make a fun birthday card with the monkey and alligator images! I coloured them using Copic Markers and found some fun birthday themed papers and puffy stickers from Pebbles! I used some gold Nuvo glitter paste to add a neat shiny banner using the NEW Banner Stencil, which is super cool! I also love that you can easily add a longer vine to the image by extending the lines. I simply drew it in with a black Smash Pen that was in my stash. 
I stamped the Go Bananas from the Zoodles set and then added It's Party Time, stamped in our NEW Morning Marigold yellow Krafty Kolours Ink and Crisp Crimson. I added some Green Goblin (our INK OF THE MONTH - on sale!!) and Sparkling Sapphire Inks to the edges of the banners. Some of the awesome NEW Party Time Dots add another pop of colour and dimension! 
I used all the inks listed above inside the card to mix and match the NEW Party Time Sentiments Stamps and Zoodles Set to create a fun message! I even shaded the balloons with a bit of coloured pencil to add some extra detail. This card is ready to make someone very happy on their birthday!
Here's a look at the VIDEO where you can see all the fun NEW Zoodles images up close. If you missed Day 1 or Day 2 be sure to check them out too!
Of course, today is also Challenge Day and as always, during release week the theme is Anything Goes! So create a card, scrapbook page, altered item.....with a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp! Use any sketch, design, colour scheme you want! We can't wait to see your creations and you have until March 20th to play along! Feel free to link up your submission at the bottom of the Kraftin' Kimmie Day 3 blog post and/or by uploading your pic to the folder in our Krafty Friends facebook group! You could WIN a $40 gift voucher to the krafty shop!
We've also got a sketch for you! If you're needing a little inspiration, feel free to use this awesome sketch anytime this month!
You'll get to see all sorts of sweet creations featuring ZOODLES! as you hop around the Krafty Team blogs today! PLUS you'll see some of the other goodies in our new stencils, new ink and new Krafty Dots! Everything will be released at our LIVE Online Release Party in the Krafty Friends facebook group Sunday morning at 11am EST! For now, hop around and check out some incredible designs from our Krafty Team!! AND MAKE SURE YOU COMMENT ON EVERY BLOG from all the peek days this week for a chance to win Krafty $$$ in the shop! See you back here tomorrow for our Krafty Release Celebration HOP!

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Friday, March 13, 2020

Wild Whisper Tag & Card Set with Creative Scrapbooker Live Preview!

UPDATE - Facebook Live will be held Thursday March 19th at 10 am MST on the  Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Facebook Page ! Join us then!!

Hello! I'm over on the Wild Whisper Blog today with a beautiful tag and card using  Nicole Wright Media Assemblage paperStrength of the Season Sequins and the beautiful Wild Whisper Floral 4x6 Stamp Set. I am also really excited to be doing a LIVE Video on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Facebook Page! Be sure to mark your calendars so you can check out how quick and easy it is to whip up this card. I made the pretty tag to match and just love how bright and spring -like the colours are!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to use the code DTKARLA to save 10% in the Wild Whisper Shop - you can find all the NEW fun goodies in the shop HERE! Have an awesome, crafty weekend!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps March New Release Sneak Peeks Day 2 - Party Piggies!

Welcome back Krafty friends! Did you enjoy yesterday's previews?? How awesome all the amazing new goodies?? We are back with more inky goodness for our MARCH 2020 release for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and today we are continuing the birthday bash with a set of real party animals.... by artist Sabrina van Vloten! It's called....PARTY PIGGIES!
These guys are ready to start quite the shindig! This stamp set is chock full of amazing images, tons of sentiments and adorable accessory stamps!
I decided to use lots of awesome images from the stamp sets to create two cute cards! I found some fun birthday party paper and coordinated the images and stencils to make a fabulous set of birthday cards. I stamped one of the birthday candle numbers for a special little man who'll be turning two soon! I think he's going to 'squeal' with delight when he sees this card! 🐷
I coloured in the images with Copic Markers after stamping with Wicked Black Ink and added white gel pen highlights. Some glitter paper adds even more bling and the NEW Party Time Krafty Dots are perfect to add another pop of excitment!
Inside, I stamped a coordinating sentiment with Goblin Green Krafty Kolours Ink (our Ink Of The Month On Sale!!) and used a rainbow of Krafty Kolours Inks to add a festive banner from the NEW Banner Stencil.
The Glossy Accents on the banners add neat dimension, and these little piggies look like they're having soooo much fun that now I'm totally craving cake! I made this card for my oldest daughter who'll be turning 32 later this month! As you can see these stamps are going to make both littles and bigs very happy.
I coloured up the party hats and gifts in lots of bright colours to match and stamped sentiments with Krafty Kolours Inks, which stamp beautifully and also allow you to work with Copics and Watercolour Mediums.
Inside the second card I used the triangular banner and another adorable sentiment!

Here's a look at the VIDEO where you can see all our Day 2 New Release goodies closeup!
Check out PARTY PIGGIES in action as you hop around the Krafty Team's blogs today! You'll also see new stencils, new ink and new dots!! Be sure to leave some love at each stop because Kraftin' Kimmie is going to give away some krafty $$ to a lucky commenter! You'll see MORE of our brand new goodies tomorrow and everything will be released at our LIVE Online Release Party in the Krafty Friends facebook group on Sunday, March 15th at 11am EST! For now, hop around and check out some incredible designs from our Krafty Team!! See you again tomorrow!

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