Monday, July 31, 2017

Strawberry Mouse Card!

Hello friends! I'm popping in with a cute Mouse card using the adorable Gerda Steiner Designs Strawberry Mouse Digital Stamp! Each month there is a new challenge featuring a new stamp - and the cool thing is that each month you participate you get get the next month's stamp free!

I layered a white card base with some summery gingham check paper from Your Next Stamp and then layered on my papers that I used my Kaisercraft stitched dies on. I coloured this cute mouse with coloured pencils while I was sitting on the beach a couple weeks ago!

A little thread and some SpiegelMom Scraps sequins, Nuvo silver drops and 28 Lilac Lane pearls add texture.

Inside, I used the Sweet Friend sentiment from Pretty Cute Stamps and the Birthday wishes sentiment from Your Next Stamp.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you want to check out the July challenge you can find it HERE and be sure to check out the August challenge starting tomorrow!

also linked to:
SSS Wednesday Challenge - AG
SSS Monday Challenge - Food/Drink (strawberries!)

Friday, July 28, 2017

Kitty Bee Designs - #100 Challenge Celebration!

Hello! I hope you've been having a wonderful week! It's been really hot here, and I'm not going to complain at all because our summer is so short! So we've actually been inside a lot during the hottest parts of the day. Thursday, the girls and I went to our local scrapbook store for a card make 'n take, which was fun, and I got to visit with a couple of my besties- also fun! And then we did some shopping ;) After supper we had family movie night and watched ET. My two younger girls had never watched it and I hadn't seen it in a long time. They loved it!

So, today I'm popping in to share a cute Kitty Bee Designs card using the Happy Birthday digital stamp to celebrate the 100th Challenge Celebration Post for the Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenge Blog!! They are celebrating 4 years of challenges - so amazing! 

I printed this cutie out on kraft cardstock and coloured her in with Jane Davenport Magic Wand coloured pencils. Then, I used a square Kaisercraft stitched die to cut her out. I am absolutely loving these stitched dies!! 

I added a couple cute paw prints with my new Antique Linen Distress Oxide (I'm going to love this ink!) and a birthday sentiment from a Your Next Stamp set.

I layered some Kaisercraft Wildflower paper (love!) on a kraft base along with a scalloped Spellbinders Nestabilities diecut and used some SpiegelMom Scraps string and sequins along with a pretty 28 Lilac Lane button. A touch of Glossy Accents and Stickles finishes it off, and now she's ready to help somebody special celebrate their birthday!

In honor of our 100th challenge celebration, we’d like to invite you, our amazing fans and friends, to join in for a special round of amazing giveaways!! There’s a ton of ways to win one of NINE different sponsored prizes... NINE of them!!!

Here's a list of the fabulous sponsors we have:

1. All Dressed Up 
2. Bugaboo 
3. Crafty Sentiments Designs
4. Ppinkydolls
5. Scrap N’Dipity 
6. The East Wind
7. The Paper Shelter 
8. Sasayaki Glitter
9. Kitty Bee Designs 

Be sure to head over to the Aloha Friday Challenge blog for details on how to enter to win - open between July 28th to August 9th, with the winner being posted there on Sunday, August 13, 2017.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and thanks to Kitty Bee Designs for hosting such a wonderful giveaway - and to our super sponsors for their support!

Linked to:
DL Art - Thankful Thursday July Linky Challenge

Thursday, July 27, 2017

SpiegelMom Scraps - Keepin' It Real Scraplift!

Hi! It's been a busy bloggy week here, and I have had lots of fun creating! Today I'm sharing a scrapbook layout over at the SpiegelMom Scraps blog and I wanted to give you a peek of it! Our theme this week is to Scraplift Missy Whidden. Now, if you haven't heard of Missy, you have to check her out! She is an amazing scrapbooker and does fabulous things with mixed media and much more! I chose to scraplift her scrapbook page she made here in this video. Can I just say, she makes it look so easy... I did try some new techniques and styles and I had fun with it! It made me realize how important it is to step out of our comfort zone and try new things once in a while.

Don't forget to use the code KARLA15 to save 15% off all your purchases at the SpiegelMom Scraps shop!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to head over to the SpiegelMom Scraps blog to see all the details and closeups of this silly layout ;)

Linked to:
SSS Wednesday Challenge - AG
DL Art - Thankful Thursday July Linky Challenge

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Kitty Bee Designs - Cute As A Button Kitty!

Hi there! I'm back today to share a card with you using the super sweet Kitty Bee Designs Sewing Kit digital stamp that I'm featuring on the Kitty Bee Designs blog. I had so much fun making this card. Sewing always reminds me of my Nanny - who taught me to sew - and brings back many happy memories. So, of course I was so excited to create a cute card using this little sewing kitty!

I printed the image out on white cardstock, coloured it in with Prismacolor and Hobby Colour Markers, and used this awesome Cool Tag Four Die Set from Your Next Stamp to create a tag base. I love the stitching detail on this tag! I just had to grab a 'cute as a button' stamp from Pretty Cute Stamps as a sentiment on the front.

The bright colours in the BoBunny Believe 6x6 paper pad (one of my fav's) was perfect as a background for my card! I popped up the tag to give some dimension and added half pearls from 28 Lilac Lane and SpiegelMom Scraps sequins.

Inside I used a Thank You sentiment from Your Next Stamp and the Sew Much from Pretty Cute Stamps and layered a coordinating piece of patterned paper along the bottom. I just recently picked up some 110 lb white cardstock for cardbases - and can I tell you how much I love it!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I've had a lot going on this week - so if you haven't had a chance to check out all the fun things I've been sharing, be sure to check out all the posts this week so far! From Christmas to Canada Day - it's been a lot of crafty goodness ;)

Linked to:
SSS Monday Challenge - You've Got The Edge (stitching around the edge of the tag)
DL Art - Thankful Thursday July Linky Challenge

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Wild Whisper - Strong & Free Canada 150 Pocket Pages!

Hi friends! I'm back again to give you a sneak peek of the pocket pages I'm sharing over at the Wild Whisper blog today! I am absolutely in love with the amazing Strong & Free collection and was so excited to document a date with my hubby that we went on the night before the big Canada 150 celebrations. Here's a look at the two pages I created.

Be sure to head over to the Wild Whisper blog to see all the details and closeups on these pages! Here's a look at the process video I created -

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

Linked to:
FFC #198 - AG
Emerald Creek Dare - Fireworks & Sparks
SSS Monday Challenge - You've Got The Edge (using pocket pages to create an edge for each photo/card)
Word Art Wednesday - AG
Lasting Memories Scrapbook Challenge - Outdoor Adventure (page 2)

Scrap 'N Stamp Christmas In July Blog Hop!

Hello friends!! I'm back today with a fun blog hop as a Guest Designer with my friends at Scrap 'N Stamp! There has always been something exciting for me to celebrate Christmas In July. I love making Christmas cards, but always seem to wait till the last minute when things are so hectic I just can't enjoy them as much as I'd like. Well, this is the year I start early and have fun with it!

If you've arrived here from Tara at the Scrap 'N Stamp blog, you're in the right place as she's at the start of the hop. We have all used the fabulous Dee's Distinctively Stocking Die from In The Making for this fun blog hop! It will be amazing to see all the awesome ways each designer uses this die! It's a really gorgeous die - and cuts beautifully. I couldn't help but make two projects!!

***And the best part -you can get this die FREE by spending $50 at the Scrap 'N Stamp store! (Canadian shopping only) Sorry my international friends - but you do get to see some amazing Christmas inspiration!!

For my first project I created a Christmas card by diecutting this beautiful stocking out of Green Glitter Paper. This paper is amazing! It's a thin weight glitter paper, that is nice and sturdy, but easily diecuts. I added an extra shim of paper in my Cuttlebug to make sure everything cut out and it turned out wonderfully. I wanted to go for a vintage-y vibe and grabbed some softer Christmas papers from my stash. By cutting out several stockings I was able to use the negative images to create an inlaid diecut effect.

I used the Red Glitter Paper to create a border strip and added a bow created with my We R Memory Keepers 123 punch and then added some SpiegelMom Scraps sequins. I used a Tim Holtz brick embossing folder and embossed some Co-ordinations cardstock and then grabbed some Tim Holtz Picket Fence, Pewter and Tarnished Brass Stains to randomly cover the brick. I spritzed the whole background with some Perfect Pearls mist to blend a bit.

Inside, I used a Retro Merry Christmas stamp by In The Making. It's a cling stamp that stamps beautifully! I added another strip of that pretty Green Glitter Paper and a few more sequins.

I love this Noel Stamp set from In The Making as well - each letter is individually cut out, so you can place them however you want without any masking. I stamped with Versamark ink on black cardstock and used Gold embossing powder. Then, I fussy cut each letter out and placed them vertically.

I had so much fun making the card that I decided to use the Red Glitter Paper to make a tag too! I created a background on a manilla tag by first embossing the Noel Stamp set with an iridescent embossing powder. Then, I used Tim Holtz Antiqued Bronze Spray Stain, Dylusions White Linen Ink Spray and Heidi Swapp silver Color Shine mist to spray the background and used some spritzes of Perfect Pearls mist to blend it all together. The embossed letters resisted the mist and I love how some of the mist seeped into the areas that didn't completely emboss! I lightly wiped the tag with a paper towel in spots, and I love the texture that created! I sprayed some seam binding ribbon with coordinating colours and crinkled it up to dry before attaching it to the tag.

I added a few stamped images from a set of Tim Holtz background stamps around the background and added a few more SpiegelMom Scraps sequins before popping up my stocking. I love how vintage this tag turned out!

Here's the blog hop line-up:

Karla Yungwirth - That's me!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to Amber's blog next to see what she's come up with, and don't forget to stop by the Scrap 'N Stamp store to check out all the crafty Canadian Shopping - and the fabulous promotion to get this stocking die FREE when you spend $50. (*Canadian Shopping only)

** PS There's a fun giveaway going on right now, open to Canadian residents on the Scrap 'N Stamp Instagram!!

I've included my affiliate links to the supplies used to help support my blog xo

Linked to:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Stars
SSS Monday Challenge - You've got the edge - (fussy cutting embossed letters on black cardstock to create an edge)
DL Art - Thankful Thursday July Linky Challenge
CHNC Challenge Xtra - July AG Xmas
FFC #198 - AG
Cut It Up Challenges - Xmas In July

Monday, July 24, 2017

FCCB #306 - Anything Goes!

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #306-Anything Goes!
Create a project that features anything in the Cricut Library!

This Weeks Sponsor

Bugaboo Stamps

The prize is 4 digital stamps!

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.

For my project today I'm using the adorable BugXmasTroll digital stamp from our awesome sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps! Isn't she adorable?!! I know it's early, but before you know it.... you know what will be here ;) and this year I'm going to be ready. For me, that means not rushing around to make cute Christmas cards! I really want to enjoy the making process and from past experience I know how quickly time flies once September arrives with back to school and all that jazz. So, I'm not wishing away my summer, but I do enjoy making Christmas cards - so I figured why not get started!

I started off by cutting a piece of patterned paper from a Heartfelt Creations 12x12 page and sponging some Distress Ink around the edge. Then, I layered my Cricut diecuts - a scalloped frame from the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge, a Christmas heart tab from the Simply Sweet cartridge and the holly berries from the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge.

I printed my cute Christmas troll out onto kraft cardstock and coloured her in with Jane Davenport coloured pencils. I really love the look of coloured pencils on kraft! After she was done I added some Stickles for bling on her earrings, some glittery gel pen and white gel pen accents and added Glossy Accents on top of the peppermint candies and candy cane.

Inside, I used a strip of coordinating paper and added a Tim Holtz sentiment stamp from the Crazy Sentiments stamp set, along with a few more beautiful SpiegelMom Scraps sequins.

A little Nuvo silver dots around my scalloped border and some shiny Perfect Pearls on the holly berries add just a little more glitter ;) Ok! one card down....! And thanks to my friend Theresa for all the amazing crafty Christmas card inspiration each week!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to head over to the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog to see what all the other designers have come up with for this challenge - and enter your own for a chance to win a prize from Bugaboo Stamps. (P.S. there is a 50% off SALE there on all digi stamps using the code BUGXMASINJULY until July 31st!!)

Linked to:
DL Art - Thankful Thursday July Linky Challenge
CHNC Challenge Xtra - July AG Xmas
FFC #198 - AG
Cut It Up Challenges - Xmas In July

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Inspiration Saturday!

Hi friends!! I hope you had a great week! We went to Invermere, BC this past week and enjoyed some wonderful warm weather and some relaxing time on the beach. It was awesome! I'm back to bring you some crafty inspiration for your weekend, whether you're at home or enjoying some time away! Here's a cute pic of my two littles enjoying their time at the beach ;)

1. Dawn Nicole Designs has a wonderful colouring page download for you to enjoy free! I love taking colouring with me on the beach! I have an inkjet printer, so to avoid any ink smudges I colour  using coloured pencils (love my Jane Davenport ones!) or use Copics or other alcohol based Markers. I print directly on white cardstock without changing any printer settings.

2. Tim Holtz had a Facebook live video Friday showing all the amazing Halloween goodies he's coming out with, and boy are they awesome! I know it's still early, but as crafters we've gotta be on things in order to have time to create ;) and I have to admit I'm a tad bit excited!!

3. Canvas Corp Brands blog - The Creative Studio, has its July challenge up and running with a flags of the world theme! Simply interpret the Inspiration Board your way using your own supplies and you could win a box full of goodies from Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels and 7gypsies!

4.  Yvette Webber is such a talented scrapbook designer! I've been following her on Instagram, and just love seeing all her amazing projects! You can also check out her blog - Scrapping With Yvette!
5. Creative Market has free beautiful fonts and downloads. I've grabbed the awesome Loveline Brushscript this week, and their blog has lots more inspiration as well!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy a creative weekend!!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

SpiegelMom Scraps - Stitched Laundry Birthday Card!

Hi there friends! I'm back today with a fun Happy Birthday laundry card! Now, I know what you're thinking... Fun and Laundry in the same sentence!! but when you're using the adorable Lawn Fawn Loads of Fun stamp set with some SpiegelMom Scraps sequins thrown in - it sure is fun!! Here's a look at the card I'm posting today on the SpiegelMom Scraps blog. Our theme this week is Stitching, so I wanted to add lots of stitchy details to my card! See if you can find it all - hand stitching, machine stitching and faux stitching!

Be sure to head over to the SpiegelMom Scraps blog to check out all the fun details on this pretty card as well as the inside and closeups! And don't forget to use the code KARLA15 to save 15% on all your purchases at the SMS Store!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you try a little stitching on your projects this week - and have fun!!

Linked to:
DL Art - Thankful Thursday July Linky Challenge
Lawn Fawnatics #9 - Color challenge

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tattered Angels Video - Exploring Glimmer Mists!

Hello! I have another inky video to share with you today using one of the most popular Tattered Angels products- Glimmer Mist! These sprays are beautiful translucent mists that includes some amazing shimmer in them. There are lots of different surfaces that they work on, and they're so fun to play with!!

You can check out the video on the Tattered Angels YouTube channel HERE, or click on the link below. I would love for you to like πŸ‘πŸΌand subscribe❤️!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope this video gives you some ideas of ways to play with mists. Have a wonderful week!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Tattered Angels Video - How to make Blue Rusty Metal!

Hi friends!! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! We are having a 'family week' this week, doing lots of activities with the girls, so I thought what better time to share some videos with you that I've been busy making for the Tattered Angels YouTube channel! I'm on the Design Team for Canvas Corp Brands, and Tattered Angels is one is their amazing brands, with lots of fun products in this mixed media line!

In this video, I'm using one of the Naturally Aged Kits - Blue Rusty Metal. These kits are so cool! There are many different kits which include four combinations of mists and paints and the instructions to create each effect. You can use them on so many different surfaces - once you get started you definitely won't want to stop!

Click here to watch the video, or use the link below. I've selected three different papers to try out the Blue Rusty Metal effect on. I would love it if you'd like and subscribe!

Thanks so much for stopping by! You can check out all the amazing kits available at the Canvas Corp Brands Store. Wishing you a fantastic week!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Inspiration Saturday!

Hello friends! I'm back today with another Inspiration Saturday post with links to fun cut files, websites and apps to creatively inspire your weekend!!

1) Scrapbook and Cards Today has a new summer cut file on their blog, created by the amazing Nicole Nowasad! This one is perfect to scrap your summer photos! You can also find all their previous free cut files HERE.

2) As well, from Scrapbook & Cards Today - the newest Summer Issue is available for FREE online!! You can even order a copy or subscribe if you are a paper copy gal.

3) If you love the 'Tim Holtz style', you'll definitely want to check out the Tim Holtz Collective Pinterest Board put together by Nicole Wright Designs. It is filled with many amazing artist's work - all in one spot! Have fun browsing and planning your next project!

4) If you have littles at home to keep busy for the summer, you may want to check out the awesome kids crafts at Easy Peasy and Fun! I can always find something to keep my kids, ages 5 and 10, busy with these cute easy and fun crafts and printables using things you have around the house. Our summer vaca just started, and I think we'll be checking out this site a lot ;)

5) And, lastly, I thought you might want to check out this new Photo Editing app I've found called The Color Story. It's by Elsie and Emma at A Beautiful Mess. I've been playing around with it and absolutely love it!! There are so many cool filters and light effects, with a great assortment of free filters that come with the app and the opportunity to purchase more within the app. I really love every one I've tried, and can't wait to print them off and start scrapping with them!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!!