Thursday, April 30, 2020

Mixed Media Birthday Card!

Hello! I hope you are all doing well. I'm over on the Gerda Steiner Designs Blog today with a cute mixed media birthday card using the Cat With Balloons digital stamp from the Gerda Steiner Designs Shop! I had fun with Dina Wakley Gloss Spray paints and Distress Oxide Mists to create an awesome background before adding this adorable kitty coloured with Copic Markers. I added some cardstock stickers with a birthday sentiment that arrived in the latest SCT Sampler pack! And, in case you're wondering - that fabulous blue splattered paper in the background is from my friend, Nicole Wright's newest collection from Wild Whisper - Fanciful Florals!


Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Gerda Steiner Designs Blog to get closeups and details - and check out the Shop for all kinds of fun clear and digital stamps!

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Monday, April 27, 2020

FREE Printable I Love You Grandma Card!

Hello! I hope your weekend was full of sunshine 🌞 We have had lovely weather lately, and it sure is nice!! I am thinking about upcoming Mothers Day and my hubby's mom's birthday - both days which are very close together! I was so excited to see this free printable I Love You Grandma in the Gerda Steiner Designs Shop recently and thought it would be perfect to send along with the other cards and goodies we will be popping in the mail soon. I even printed extra copies off so the girls could colour up their own versions! 


Thanks so much for stopping by! You can find all the details and closeups on this sweet card on the Gerda Steiner Designs Blog. I hope you have a lovely, crafty week friends!


Friday, April 24, 2020

Watercoloured Sensations Smile Card with Video!

Hello friends! I hope you're seeing some sunshine today! We've had lovely weather all week and another sunny day today, which does wonders for one's emotional well being! Since all our snow is gone I'm definitely feeling the spring vibe and with Mother's Day coming up I thought it would be the perfect time to share this pretty watercoloured card using the New Pam Bray Sensations Collection stamps and paper, Bronzed Anther Embossing Powder and Sassy Since Birth Sequins.



Inside I stamped one of the beautiful sentiments from the set.


You can follow along with the video tutorial here to get tips and techniques when using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the full blog post on the Wild Whisper Designs Blog to get closeups and details and see the bonus Unboxing video!  *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, safe & crafty weekend!



Sunday, April 19, 2020

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps April New Release Hop & Shop!

Woot!  Woot! Today we are celebrating all the wonderful new things in our springtime April Release that are NOW AVAILABLE in the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!


All three new stamp sets along with two new stencils, our stunning new hybrid ink colour, Gorgeous Grape and sweet new krafty dots were released yesterday, and we're excited to share everything with you in a fabulous blog hop! Today, I'm sharing a sweet shaker sloth card using our NEW Rainy Day Stencil & A Slothsome Day and Here Comes The Sun (🠜sold out!! but more on the way!) Stamp Sets! If you missed the Live Shaker Card Class I did in the Krafty Friends FB Group yesterday, be sure to check it out and you'll see how I created a similar card for a challenge for this weekend's Spring Krafty Krop. There are lots of challenges going on from yesterday and again today - and you'll have all week to play along!


Here, I created a stencilled background that almost looks like patterned paper by individually brushing on Krafty Kolours Inks in Lovely Lagoon, Pretty In Pink, Purple Pansy & our NEW Gorgeous Grape using the NEW Rainy Day Stencil. I added in white gel pen lines and dots to give dimension to the drops and even brushed on some sparkly mist that I put into a water brush! After I coloured this cutie in I added a layer of Gina K Iridescent Glitter Glitz Gel over the top to give a frosted, glittery effect.


Inside, I stamped the Thanks A Sloth sentiment from the A Slothsome Day using the NEW Gorgeous Grape Ink and flowers from Here Comes The Sun, which will be back in stock soon. I finished off the flower centers with some pretty NEW Rainy Day Dots!


So let's check everything out in action as we hop around the Krafty Design Team's blogs today! First up is a sweet springtime set by artist Neda Sadreddin called HERE COMES THE SUN! (sold out, but more on the way!)


Next is a set of adorable little pixies from artist Sabrina van Vloten called FAIRY FOLK! (currently sold out, but more on the way!!)


And our third set is a set of slow moving friends from artist Melissa Baker-Nguyen and it's called A SLOTHSOME DAY!


Available now is our stunning new Krafty Kolours hybrid ink colour in the large ink pad, the mini cube and ink refill called ....GORGEOUS GRAPE!


We have two new stencils that coordinate perfectly with our lovely new stamp sets and they are.... RAINY DAY STENCIL and BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES!


And lastly we have the perfect set of new Krafty Dots and they include some glitter!!! They are....RAINY DAY dots!


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Exciting News!!

We also have some exciting Klass Kits in the shop that will be taught Live in the Kraftin' Kimmie Friends FB Group on May 9/10 weekend!! I'll be teaching this adorable Birthday Card Klass on May 9 at 3 pm EST, and you can get a kit with product to make three cards!! You also get a package of Polar Dots & a Confetti Stencil!! This is an amazing deal! 🤩 Pick up your kit HERE while supplies last and see details of what's included and anything you'll need, and we will make these cards together in the group!

Birthday Kard Klass with Karla

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Remember, if there's anything you're looking for that is currently sold out, be sure to add your email to Get Notifed as soon as it's back in stock!! ** We also have tons of sales on this weekend - so check out the Specials Section for deals ** Now it's time to check out all the amazing projects the Design Team has come up with for this new release - linked below. Happy hoppin' and happy shoppin'!


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Saturday, April 18, 2020

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps April New Release Sneak Peeks - Day 3 - A Slothsome Day!

We are continuing our new release countdown today! Are you lovin' what you've seen so far? Because we've got MORE! It's Day THREE day of April Krafty Peek 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 Saturday afternoon! We are closing out the festivities with a brand new adorable stamp set from artist Melissa Baker-Nguyen called.... A SLOTHSOME DAY!


Check out these laid back fuzzy pals!  A lot of us feel like we're just 'hanging around' but let's encourage each other to 'hang in there' and 'take it easy'!!  There are FIVE of these sweet images plus the perfect sentiment stamps for this time in our world!


For today's project I decided to create a sweet card, encouraging a friend to Hang In There! I was imagining a relaxing tropical rain forest when I created this card! I started off by stenciling the NEW Rainy Day Stencil with Vicki Boutin's Prism Glaze, which is a shiny blue texture paste. I then used Charming Chartreuse, Lovely Lagoon and Stormy Sky Krafty Kolours Inks to create an ombre effect on the background.


I sponged the NEW Gorgeous Grape Ink on a piece of white cardstock and cut out tiny flowers - what a great way to customize embellishments to match your card! I also diecut some leaves and used green flocking to add a fuzzy texture. I coloured this adorable little guy in with Copics and used a circle diecut to create a focal image for the card. Of course I had to add in some of the awesome NEW Rainy Day Dots for the flower centers! I even found a cute yellow button to use!


There are so many adorable images in this set! I decided to add in a cute little mamma and baby sloth to the inside, stamped with Creamy Caramel Ink and coloured with pencils. The sentiment Have a Slothsome Day fit perfectly!


Here's a look at the Day 3 Sneak Peek Video!!


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 April  24th to play along!  Feel free to link up your submission on the Kraftin' Kimmie Blog and/or by uploading your pic to the folder in our Krafty Friends facebook group!  You could WIN a $25 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 A SLOTHSOME DAY! as you hop around the Krafty Team blogs today!  PLUS you'll see some of the other goodies in action....like 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 this afternoon at 2pm EST!


And don't forget...we are having a Spring Krafty Krop this weekend in the Krafty Friends facebook group!  Join us today and tomorrow for challenges, live videos, tutorials and lots of krafty fun!


PS. I'll be doing a Live shaker class at 4 pm EST Today in the Krafty Friends facebook group so set your reminder now!!

For now, hop around and check out some incredible designs from our Krafty Team - linked below!! Make sure to comment on the blog posts 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, April 17, 2020

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps April New Release Sneak Peeks - Day 2 - Fairy Folk!

Did you SEE all the new goodies we previewed yesterday?  What do you think? Well, we are BACK with Day TWO of our April Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! Today we've got a magical new stamp set that's perfect for any time of year but especially for spring!  It's from artist Sabrina van Vloten. It's called....FAIRY FOLK!
These little sweeties are ready to flutter right into your hearts! There are FIVE magical little fairies (including a boy) plus adorable accessories and mix & match sentiments!!


Check out FAIRY FOLK in action as you hop around the Krafty Team's blogs today!  You'll also see the new stencils, new ink and new dots along the way!!  Be sure to leave some love at each stop because Kraftin’ Kimmie is going to give away some krafty $$ to a lucky commenter! For my project today I have created a cute little fairy scene, using the NEW Beautiful Butterflies Stencil and some Deco Foil Transfer Foil with the Duo Transfer Gel!


I coloured the adorable fairies, butterflies and toadstools in with Copic Markers and added Nuvo Glitter Drops for lots of glimmer!  After all, magical fairies should definitely be glittery and fun!


I stamped the first part of the sentiment with our NEW Gorgeous Grape Krafty Kolours Ink and added in the Fabulous sentiment - I love that there are so many interchangeable words!! This set is going to be perfect for birthdays, Mother's Day and even a sweet hello card! I added on a couple of beautiful NEW Rainy Day Dots!


Here's a closeup look at all the NEW Release goodies in this VIDEO!


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 Saturday, April 18th at 2pm EST!


And don't forget to join us all weekend long on the Krafty Friends facebook page for our Spring Krafty Krop!!  We'll be having challenges, live kolour along videos, tutorials and LOTS of fun! ** I will be hosting a LIVE video showing you how to make a Shaker Card - so set a reminder for 4 pm EST Saturday April 18th!!


For now, hop around and check out some incredible designs from our Krafty Team!!  See you again tomorrow!


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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Hello Farm Girls Layout with Scrap Shotz Pinkfresh Studio March Kit!

Hello! I hope you're all doing great! I have another post for you today on the Scrap Shotz Blog using the beautiful March 2020 Kit featuring the absolutely gorgeous Pinkfresh Studio My Favorite Story collection and the April sketch from the SCT 365-2020 Layout Online Class! I'm continuing to use the photos from my girls at a local farm and love that I was able to use so many photos on these pages!!


Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day, and be sure to check out the full post on the Scrap Shotz Blog  for closeups and details! 


Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps April New Release Sneak Peeks- Day 1 - Here Comes The Sun!

Sunny days are on the way!! The April Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps begins NOW! Welcome to Day ONE of our April Krafty Peeks! We are ready to celebrate and inspire you with THREE new stamp sets, TWO new stencils, a brand new INK colour and some new Krafty DOTS! Who's ready to celebrate SPRING?

We're kicking off the fun with a sweet new SPRING set from artist Neda Sadreddin and it's called..... HERE COMES THE SUN! What a fabulous and uplifting set of sweet images and sentiments to send to special people to let them know you're thinking of them, especially right now! It's a 4x6 stamp set featuring several main images, some accessory stamps and some awesome sunshiney sentiments!


As you hop around the Krafty Team's blogs today you will see the HERE COMES THE SUN stamp set in action in combination with our all of our other awesome new APRIL Kraftin' Kimmie products! I decided to make an adorable Spring card with this sweet girl!! I coloured her up with Copic Markers and layered the diecut ovals on a bright yellow background.


The NEW Gorgeous Grape Ink added a fun colour to my stamped sentiment and coordinated with the purple paper and NEW Rainy Day Krafty Dots.



I added the sweet little sunshine and clouds using some foam tape for dimension and used a bit of embroidery floss for some texture to the sentiment rectangle. I love the flowers included with this set - perfect for tiny embellishments!


Here's a look at the VIDEO where you can see all these goodies closeup, and see how this NEW ink compares to our other beautiful purples!!


Our newest addition to the Krafty Kolours Hybrid Ink rainbow is an amazing dark royal purple named GORGEOUS GRAPE! As always it will be available in full sized ink pads, mini cubes and ink refills!

We've got TWO brand new Krafty Stencils for this month's release to help accessorize your creations! They are called RAINY DAY STENCIL and BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES!!

And of course, we are adding the perfect new coordinating Krafty Dots for this release! The package includes 66 enamel dots in varying sizes in 6 different colours! These ones are called RAINY DAY DOTS!

You'll get to see all of our brand new goodies in action over the next few days of April Krafty Peeks and everything will be released at our LIVE Online Release Party in the Krafty Friends facebook group on Saturday, April 18th at 2 pm EST! For now, you can hop around and check out some incredible designs from our Krafty Team!!  Be sure to leave some love on EACH stop on the hop because Kraftin' Kimmie is going to be giving away some krafty $$ to the shop!!  PLUS our designers are AMAZING and you should tell them so!  ;)



Did you KNOW...we are having a Spring Krafty Krop this weekend in the Krafty Friends facebook group!  Join us for two days of challenges, live videos, tutorials and lots of krafty fun!


Thanks so much for stopping by! Come on back tomorrow for more SPRINGTIME goodness. See you then!




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Monday, April 13, 2020

Two Layouts Using Scrap Shotz March 2020 Kit!

Hello! I hope you're all doing well! We had a lovely Easter Weekend and even though we didn't get to see family in person, we chatted on the phone and dropped off a few care packages. The girls were so excited to find Easter goodies waiting for them and of course we had turkey dinner. :) I also had fun putting two layouts together for the Scrap Shotz Blog using the beautiful March 2020 Kit featuring the absolutely gorgeous Pinkfresh Studio My Favorite Story collection!! I decided to start with the  Creative Scrapbooker Magazine April Sketchy Challenge. If you're ever stuck or just enjoy starting with a sketch like me you'll find tons of sketches in this Facebook Group!



Here's a look at the Video where you can see how this layout came together and how fun it is to use the Tim Holtz Embossing Glazes to embellish your diecut ephemera!

And I had so much fun I had to create one more layout! This one is a special one of myself and my husband on a date night a few years ago. I loved being able to document these photos in such a beautiful way! I was able to grab the cutfiles for FREE from the Pinkfresh Studio Fan Group! The albums in the group have all the available files free to download and there is lots of inspiration, as well as challenges in their group! I used my Cricut Maker and Design Space to cut out the flowers and the leaves from cardstock that was in the kit! I decided to play along with the Fan Group's Sketch Challenge for this week and make it even more fun!


Be sure to head over to the Scrap Shotz Blog to get all the closeups and details for both these layouts, and check out this pretty kit in the Shop! We also just started a new Scrap Shotz Paper Crafting Group on Facebook, and we'd love to see you over there!  Have a happy and safe week my friends!


Friday, April 10, 2020

Scrapping the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival with Wild Whisper!

Hello! How's everyone's Good Friday going?! I had fun this morning digging out some older pics from the 2017 Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival that is put on each year by Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. This was such a fun event and it was awesome to get to meet so many people in person - and so nice to be able to continue to work with these amazing people!! I used three different Wild Whisper collections on this layout, but you can see they all coordinate so well it flows beautifully.


Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Wild Whisper Blog to get closeups, details and product links for this fun layout! *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, safe & crafty weekend!