Friday, April 20, 2018

Kitty Bee Designs #116 - Rain Rain Go Away!

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

Challenge #116
Rain Rain Go Away!

Super big thanks to our sponsors for this challenge
Oddball Art Co.

Sparkle N Sprinkle

I'm sharing a sweet little rainy day digital image - April Showers from Sparkle N Sprinkle on this lovely spring card today! I used my Jane Davenport Magic Wand colouring pencils to colour the image and then cut it out with a Spellbinders Nestabilities die. A little foam tape gives the focal image some dimension after layering it on pretty My Mind's Eye, BoBunny and Your Next Stamp papers - all edged with Distress Inks. The pretty MME flower brad and a couple butterfly confetti's with gems add to the spring feel. I found the perfect rainy day sentiment to add from a Pretty Cute Stamp set!

I added details to the boots and umbrellas with gel pens and used blue Stickles to add glittery highlights to the raindrops.

Inside, I used another sentiment from Pretty Cute Stamps and a third butterfly confetti embellishment.

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!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

SpiegelMom Scraps - Tea Party Pocket Page Layout!

Hi friends! I hope you're having an awesome week! I wanted to share a pocket page layout I posted on the SpiegelMom Scraps Instagram feed last week using photos of my girls having a lovely tea party. Our theme this month is 'recycling' and 'flowers' so I chose to use lovely flowery prints from the Maggie Holmes Bloom paper pad along with amazing vintage pieces from the 7gypsies Architexture Enjoy Stash Paque, including pieces taken right from the packaging - which is one of the cool things about the Architextures products!

I printed a couple cards directly from the Project Life app and used some tea stamps from Pretty Cute Stamps to decorate them along with the beautiful SMS sequins. I love when you find tiny flowers in the sequin mixes!

This vintage tea pot and cut from the Stash Paque is so lovely. I also used some of the 7gypsies Architextures Tall Base Swirls on this card, which are dimensional stickers you can cut, colour and layer!

I used some alphabet dies to cut out the 'TEA' from a diecut piece of the packaging and added some 'party' stickers included in the Stash booklet.

Here's a look at the lovely SMS sequin mixes I used for this layout - Hello Colorful You, Vintage Spring and Sunflower Fields.

Be sure to use the code KARLA15 to save 15% off all your purchases at the SpiegelMom Scraps Shop!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a happy and very crafty week ahead!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Emerald Creek Craft Supplies - April Flower Card and VIDEO!

Hello! I hope you've all had a lovely weekend! We had a couple birthday parties that the girls celebrated with friends, and Sunday we spent doing some spring cleaning. And, of course, some relaxing and crafting 😉 I'm back today to share a card for the Emerald Creek Blog, and this month our 'Dare Challenge' theme is Flowers (check out the link at the bottom to find out how to enter your own Flower project for a chance to WIN!) Spring is a little late coming to Alberta, but crafting with flowers makes me feel better! I chose to work with the gorgeous Vintage Timepiece Stamp, which has some beautiful flowers on it and I went with a rusty orange and patina blue colour scheme that could work for a feminine or a masculine card.

A coating of the Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture Embossing Powder over the embossed timepiece image creates a lovely texture!

The metal embellishments turned out so cool after they were heat embossed! It's fun to try embossing powder on all types of surfaces!

Inside, I added a Pretty Pink Posh sentiment and a stamped flower embellishment using the Emerald Creek Carnations Stamp, repeating the stamp on the envelope to coordinate them.

Here is a link to the Process Video where I show you all the steps I used to create this card, or watch below-

Here's a list of the Emerald Creek supplies I've used today -
Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture Embossing Powder

Be sure to check out the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies shop* for these and many more amazing supplies, and the Emerald Creek Blog for much for inspiration and details on how to enter your own flower project for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate!! Plus, you'll get 10% off just for linking up (code on blog)! *affiliate links used at no cost to you to help support my blog 💓 Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful week ahead!

Linked to:
Word Art Wednesday - #330-331 AG
D.L. Art - Thankful Thursday April Challenge 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Tattered Angels Video - 10 Ways To Use High Impact Paints!

Hello! I'm always so excited to bring you videos using amazing Canvas Corp Brand products, and today I'm sharing a fun video on 10 Ways To Use Tattered Angels High Impact Paints! Here's a look at all the projects I created using these amazing High Impact Paints. They go on like butter and have so many fantastic uses!

And here's the video! Click the link here to go to the YouTube channel for a list of the supplies I used, or watch below.

Here's a look at all the fun projects with various techniques you'll see in the video:

A pretty stenciled burlap sheet-

A stenciled 7gypsies Architextures composition notebook (great for art journaling!)-

 A decorated Canvas Corp zipper pouch - 

Easy polka dots to embellish metal-

A glammed up frame- 

A pretty tag using several paint techniques- 

How to use the paint on Canvas Corp Printed Cardboard- 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy checking out all these projects as much as I had making them! Be sure to check out the Tattered Angels YouTube Channel to see many other inspiring and creative how to videos. Wishing you a very happy, very crafty week 💙

Monday, April 2, 2018

FCCB #322 - AG with Optional Sequins!

 Happy Monday and welcome to another FCCB Monday challenge!

Challenge #323-Anything Goes with optional twist: Sequins
Make any Cricut project with optional Sequins

This Weeks Sponsor
 The prize is this wonderful sequin collection-

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.  If it isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!

I decided to make a Thank You card for my project using this Floral Emblem from Cricut Access in Design Space. I used floral papers from the Maggie Holmes Bloom paper pad to layer on the cardbase as well as to diecut in my Cricut Explore. Because the papers were so soft I added a little Distress Inks sponged around the edges of the cuts. In order to place all the cut elements just right, I first laid the negative image on top and then glued each cut into the open areas. After I pulled off the negative I was left with perfectly placed diecuts!

I added a handmade paper flower from Little Birdie Crafts to the center of the floral emblem diecut and used the SpiegelMom Scraps Southern Bluebells Sequin Mix to add a little sparkly bling to areas on my card. I really love the look of sequins on a card!

Inside, I used a Many Thanks sentiment from the Jasmine cartridge. I cut 3 of them at once and layered them to create a thicker embellishment. I added a few more sequins, and you can see how they just add that extra detail! 

You can use the code KARLA15 to save 15% off your purchases at the SpiegelMom Scraps shop!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have an awesome week ahead 💓Be sure to stop by the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blog to see what all the other Design Team members have come up with and enter your own for a chance to win a sparkly prize from our amazing sponsor, SpiegelMom Scraps!!  

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Emerald Creek Craft Supplies - Easter Canvas and DIY Enamel Embellishments!

Hi friends! I'm so excited to bring you my first Design Team post for the Emerald Creek blog!! Emerald Creek is an amazing Canadian company who ships internationally with fabulous stamps, metal embellishments and more, but one of their most amazing products is the embossing powders they make! Our theme this month is Easter, so I decided to create a gorgeous Easter Canvas using the beautiful stamps and powders and some diecuts and stenciling.

Today I'm sharing two videos - the first is a look at how to make some beautiful DIY Enamel Embellishments using the Baked Texture Vintage Beeswax Embossing Powder. This is part of a new release at Creativation in January and is a collaboration between Emerald Creek and Seth Apter of the Altered Page. You will not be disappointed when you play with these powders!

Here's a look at the video where you can see the process I use to create several DIY Enamel Embellishments that would be perfect on any type of project!

I coloured the stamps with Prismacolor and Hobby Color Markers, both alcohol based before adding the Vintage Beeswax Embossing Powder. 

This little raccoon is so sweet!!

I love how the the embossing powder creates such a cool coating on top and on the edges of the stamped images.

Here's the video where I show you the process of how I create the full Easter Canvas-

The embossing powders come in such a wide variety of colours and textures. I love the glossy effects!

I used the Distress Resist Spray and a sunray stencil to adhere the Charred Gold embossing powder - so fun!

One of my favourite things about this canvas is the way the Easter eggs turned out using an embossing folder, different coloured powders and covering them all with Fractured Ice embossing powder!

And, I love the little fairy tucked in ;) This beautiful Lily stamp would be the perfect addition to any Easter and Spring card as well!

Supplies used:

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Embossing Powders:

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the Emerald Creek Shop and the Emerald Creek blog for lots of inspiration and ideas, and have an awesome week!!

Friday, March 30, 2018

SpiegelMom Scraps - What's Happening on Instagram!

Hi friends! Today I'm sharing a couple projects that I've featured over on the SpiegelMom Scraps Instagram feed. First up is a pretty layout 'In The Spirit' using lots of lovely papers and ephemera from the Paige Evans Pick Me Up collection. Our team was scraplifting this week and I used our fabulous Guest Designer Lina Monaco as my inspiration.

And next up is a fun shaker card using the Lawn Fawn Claw-some stamp set that I watercoloured with Distress Markers.

Don't forget to use the code KARLA15 to save 15% off your purchases at the SMS Store!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! You can check out all the details on the Layout HERE and the Card HERE. Wishing you a happy, crafty week!!

Linked to:
SSS Monday Challenge - Inside The Box (the shaker box ;)