Thursday, October 19, 2017

SpiegelMom Scraps - Scraplifting Kelly Barron!

Hi friends! I'm over at the SpiegelMom Scraps blog today sharing a layout that I scraplifted from the sweet, talented Kelly Barron! She's been Guest Designing on the SMS blog all month, and this is the week we all get to use the inspirational pages she's created for our own projects. I've been really trying to do more of Erica's baby pics, and when I came across these cute ones I knew they'd be perfect!

Supplies:
Lisa's Starry Night and Morning Glow SpiegelMom Scraps sequin mixes
Gold Burlap String - SMS Store
7gypsies Architextures Vintage Pot Holder Stickers (available at Michaels)
Echo Park Made From Scratch Collection

Be sure to check out the SpiegelMom Scraps blog for all the details, closeups and a look at Kelly's page - and don't forget to use the code KARLA15 to save 15% off all your purchases at the SpiegelMom Scraps store!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful week and weekend ahead!



Monday, October 16, 2017

Scrap Shotz - Watercolor Fall Page Kit!

Hi friends! I'm so excited to share the second exclusive Page Kit available at the Scrap Shotz store - Watercolor Fall! Fall is my very favourite season, and I had so much fun designing this double page layout with some gorgeous fall papers and stickers. πŸπŸ‚πŸƒ

This is a limited edition kit - so be sure to head on over to the Scrap Shotz store and grab yours while it's available. I even have a video to share that you can follow along with as you make your own pages. Remember that everything is included in this kit - along with precise measurements so you can get two more pages in your albums! Scrap Shotz is a wonderful Canadian company and ships internationally too! Check out the video HERE or click below -

Thanks so much for stopping by. You can get all the details and see the closeups and a list of what's included in the kit on the Scrap Shotz blog, and have a fabulous week ahead!!


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Canvas Corp Printed Cardboard Video & Inspiration Saturday!

Hi! I'm back today with a video to share with you using the amazing Canvas Corp Brands Printed Cardboard. If you haven't heard of it you'll definitely want to check this out. It was so fun creating with this cool medium, and I'm showing how to make several projects using one sheet! You can watch it on YouTube at the Canvas Corp Brands channel or click below to get all the details and supply list. Be sure to head over to the Creative Studio Blog to see a closeup of all the projects I made with it!


And, of course I'm sharing a bit of inspiration for your weekend as well!

1) The website Make It Create has lots of fun free cut files and I found these awesome pumpkin cut files to download!

2) Tiddly Inks has such adorable digi files and a whole bunch of freebies for you! This sweet reindeer is so perfect for Christmas cards and tags!! There is even a Facebook group you can join for extra inspiration.

3) Miss Kate's Cuttables has super cute cut file and is even selling paper pads now! They have an awesome collection of Free Stuff too!

4) Verve Stamps has a new Sketch Challenge Blog - and I love a good sketch! So hop over for some inspiration and a chance to win a prize!

5) Canvas Corp Brands is having their 2018 Design Team call - and it's open for a couple more days - so if you're interested, be sure to get your application in by Oct 15th. They are an AMAZING company to work with!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you didn't already see the super cool Halloween project I made for yesterday's Scrap 'N Stamp blog hop be sure to head to that post HERE. Wishing you a fabulous and very crafty weekend!




Friday, October 13, 2017

Scrap 'N Stamp Freaky Friday Blog Hop!

Hello! I'm so excited to be part of the Scrap 'N Stamp Freaky Friday Blog Hop featuring the Tim Holtz Ancestors Paper Dolls!! All the talented ladies on the hop are working with this fantastic paper doll ephemera pack - and you won't believe all the wonderful and different ways we've all come up with to use them! If you've arrived here from Tara at the Scrap 'N Stamp blog, you're in the right place.
Seeing as it's getting close to Halloween I simply had to make something a little spooky, but these are definitely not just for Halloween! There are so many neat images that would work perfectly on any project, for any occasion.  For my project today I've created this cool mixed media coffin. I thought this diecut of the children in their halloween costumes was perfect for the front of this project! I've included a short tutorial below showing you the steps I used to create it. I love all the inky details πŸ–€πŸ•·πŸ•ΈπŸ–€

Inside, we've got several layers of these little guys - I love the way some of the figures in the pack are sitting so I could perch the boy on top of the calendar! One of the great things is you get so many pieces in the Ancestor pack, in so many different sizes - so don't be scared to use them!

I've got a quick little tutorial on the steps I used to create this project:

 And here's a look at all the spooky details! 

Supplies used:
Coffin - Dollar Store
Black Paint - Dylusions
Mists & Naturally Aged Weathered Bronze Kit - Tattered Angels
Embossing Powder & Stones - Emerald Creek
Papers & Stickers - BoBunny Wonderfully Wicked, Tim Holtz, Jillibean Soup
Ink - Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink, Versamark
Asst sequins, wood veneer, stamps, ribbon

BLOG CANDY!!
Who says Friday the 13th is bad luck - Here's your chance to win! Scrap'n Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon for every stop on the blog hop! So make sure to take a moment and comment on on all the designers' fabulous work. Winners will be announced Oct 20th and must email Scrap'n Stamp to claim their prize! GOOD LUCK!

Here's the Blog Hop line up:

Tara Nixon Cox
http://www.scrapnstamp.ca/blog/

Karla Yungwirth
http://creative-love-affair.blogspot.ca/ You are here!

Amber Trubiak
http://foreverambersart.blogspot.ca/

Karen Warner
http://KWarnerStudio.com

Nicole Wright
http://canadiannickelscrapn.blogspot.com

Nancy Frustaci
http://www.nancygracecreations.com/blog

Niki Stone
http://polishedstonedesign.blogspot.ca/

Julia Chupik
http://paradiselostyyc.blogspot.com/

For all my Canadian friends, you can check out the shopping deals available right now at Scrap 'N Stamp, since they ship within Canada. And for all my international friends - you get to check out all the fantastic Freaky Friday inspiration!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to Amber's blog next to see the amazing project she's come up with, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate!

Linked to:
DL Art - Thankful Thursday October Linky Challenge
CNHC Patterned Paper - October Link Up
Word Art Wednesday - #304-305 AG
FFC #209 - AG
SSS Monday Challenge - Not A Card
Emerald Creek Dares - Freaky & Fun


Thursday, October 12, 2017

SpiegelMom Scraps - Thanksgiving Treat Boxes!

Hi friends! Karla here today with some cute treat boxes I made for all my Thanksgiving guests this past weekend! I love that Thanksgiving is early here in Canada.... Honestly, I wouldn't be able to wait till November πŸ˜‰We served turkey dinner for 9 people - it was a full table and a very happy Thanksgiving - with so much to be thankful for!


Be sure to head over to the SpiegelMom Scraps blog to get all the details and see the adorable closeups! Here's a look at the process I used to create this box that was originally created by Angie from ChicnScratch. Click the VIDEO LINK HERE or click below to see my process - You'll also get to see what I put inside them!!


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

Here's a few photos I'm sharing from our family dinner!

The table's set and it's the calm before the storm!

Everyone is ready to eat, but I make them hold off for a quick photo!

Traditional turkey dinner - Turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, veggies, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce - and wine!

And a cheesy photo of the girls, lol!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you're in Canada, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving this past weekend - and if you are one of my US friends - I hope you'll have fun creating some handmade projects for your Thanksgiving coming up soon! 

Linked to:
Pink & Main - Challenge #26 Fall (Thankful stamp set used on thank you note inside treat box - shown in video HERE and on tags on back of box shown HERE.
DL Art - Thankful Thursday October Linky Challenge
CNHC Patterned Paper - October Link Up
Word Art Wednesday - #304-305 AG
FFC #209 - AG
SSS Monday Challenge - Not A Card


Thursday, October 5, 2017

SpiegelMom Scraps - Thanksgiving Card!

Hi friends! I hope you're having an awesome week 😁 I'm over at the SpiegelMom Scraps blog today sharing a cute Thanksgiving card. Canadian Thanksgiving is this Monday coming - I can't believe how soon it seemed to get here! I definitely wanted to get some cards ready to give out, and since we're having family over for dinner on Sunday I needed to stock up!


For all the details, inside and closeups be sure to check out the SpiegelMom Scraps blog! And don't forget to use the code KARLA15 to save 15% off all your purchases at the SpiegelMom Scraps shop!

Linked to:
Pink & Main - Challenge #26 Fall (Thankful stamp set used -scrolls on front and sentiment inside shown HERE)
DL Art - Thankful Thursday October Linky Challenge
CNHC Patterned Paper - October Link Up



Tuesday, October 3, 2017

7gypsies - Architextures Scrapbook Layout!

Hi! I just wanted to pop in to share a layout and process video I have on the 7gypsies YouTube channel showing you how to make a Scrapbook Layout using the 7gypsies Architextures System! There are so many cool elements in the Architextures line and they work wonderfully together. If you haven't seen these amazing new products, be sure to check them out, and if you're not sure how to combine them to create awesome projects then be sure to check out the video below for ideas!


Here's a look at the layout up close-

I was 3 1/2 in the photo I used in this layout :) I'm trying to get some more layouts done about me! I  used the September sketch from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine! Check out the video for a close up look at all the supplies and links to everything in the Canvas Corp Brands Shop.

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

Linked to:
FFC #208 - AG
DL Art - Thankful Thursday October Linky Challenge
CNHC Patterned Paper - October Link Up
Word Art Wednesday - #300-301 AG
Always Fun Challenges - #26 Dies/Punches (spellbinders dies)
Creative Scrapbooker Magazine September Sketchy Challenge


Monday, October 2, 2017

FCCB #311 - Pumpkins!

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!


Challenge #311-Pumpkins
Make a project about anything to do with pumpkins

This Weeks Sponsor

And the prize is-

A $10 gift code for a B.Y.O.B. (Build Your Own Bundle)


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!

For my project today I decided to make some pumpkin Thanksgiving cards using the Pumpkin cut from the Designer’s Calendar cartridge and the Give Thanks sentiment from the Thoughts and Phrases Good Times cartridge. I used the write feature and attached the phrase so I could write directly on my pumpkin with a Cricut calligraphy marker. I backed the cut out opening with some lovely fall papers and layered them on an embossed green cardstock square.

Here in Canada our Thanksgiving falls on Monday October 9th, and is much earlier than the US Holiday. Personally, I don’t know how all of my US friends can stand the wait! I’ve been craving turkey dinner and pumpkin pie for a month now! A few sequins and some Stickles add some lovely shine - and I added a pretty stamp from Pink & Main along the bottom.

Inside, I stamped a pretty script sentiment from a Pink & Main stamp set and added some more sparkly sequins.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blog to see all the other lovely pumpkin projects the designers came up with - and enter your own for a chance to win!


Sunday, October 1, 2017

Kitty Bee Designs - New Release Blog Hop!!

Hop has been extended to Friday, 6th October at 11pm Hawaii time!!

I'm so excited to share the BRAND NEW RELEASES from Kitty Bee Designs with you today in a fun Blog Hop!!! We have tons of AWESOME, SUPER CUTE new images to share with you, and we are doing a little celebrating just in time for Halloween!! But DONΚ»T BE SCARED... these images are just perfect for more than just Halloween!! And as an added bonus there's BLOG CANDY and a COUPON CODE below πŸ˜‰πŸ’– If you've arrived here from Larelyn's blog - Handmade From My Heart you're in the right place. If you want to start from the beginning, head over to the Kitty Bee Designs Blog.


For my project I've used the super cute Pineapple Panda digi image! I coloured her in with Prismacolor and Hobby Colour Markers and I used some sparkly Stickles to give her adorable outfit a bit of bling. I couldn't resist using the Echo Park Summer Fun digital pineapple paper from Snap Click Supply and cutting it into a banner shape and adding some pineapple washi tape.  As you can see, this image isn't just for Halloween!


I cut out my coloured image with a Kaisercraft Circle Stitched Die and layered it on a pretty white doily.  A little sentiment sticker from a Tim Holtz Chat book and some SpiegelMom Scraps sequins finish off this pretty card!


BLOG CANDY!!

One commenter from each stop on the hop will win the digi used by that designer! So the more blogs you visit and comment on for the hop means the more chances you have to win! One SUPER lucky winner who comments on every stop, as well as tells us which 3 digis are their favorite on the Kitty Bee Designs blog will be entered to win ALL THREE!! For full details visit the KBD blog. Entries close October 3 @ 11 pm Hawaii time.

Here's the Blog Hop Line Up:
Kitty Bee Designs Blog
Larelyn of Handmade From My Heart
Karla of Creative Love Affair (that's me)
Tracey of Mowbray Designs
Connie of Connie Can Crop
Grace of Sugar Cards
Jessica of Fresh by Jess
EK of ekgorman designs
Lisa of Snowy Moose Creations
Clara of Just BuzzinΚ» By
Naz of Sasayaki Glitter
Julie of Crazy Crafting Squirrel
Anne of Constantly Carding
Jennifer of Glitter in My Hair
Saba of Paper Boutique
Peggie Sue of Max and Boo
Annie of Little Wings Creates
Kitty Bee Designs Blog

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to use the code CODE1017 to get 15% off your order for the entire month of October at the Kitty Bee Designs Store!! Now, head over to to your next stop on the hop Tracey of Mowbray Designs!

Linked to:
FFC #208 - AG
DL Art - Thankful Thursday October Linky Challenge
CNHC Patterned Paper - October Link Up
Word Art Wednesday - #300-301 AG


Saturday, September 30, 2017

Sweet Tooth Mouse Card & Inspiration Saturday!

Hi! I thought I'd share a cute card using the September Challenge image from Gerda Steiner Designs - Sweet Tooth Mouse and then give you some crafty weekend inspiration to check out! I really meant to play along with the September challenge earlier this month.... where did September go?!! The cool thing about these challenges are that if you play along and link up you'll get the next month's digi image free! I printed off this adorable little mouse and coloured her up with Prismacolor and Hobby Colour Markers (alcohol based) and then used a Kaisercraft Stitched circle die to cut out the image.


I used the Holiday Baking Mix & Match pad from Canvas Corp Brands to layer papers and corrugated cardboard on my card. I felt like this little mouse would be perfect as a Christmas mouse ready to give away some handmade goodies at the holidays!  This Mix & Match pad is gorgeous and includes papers, recipe cards, burlap, corrugated cardboard and a printed canvas panel - and it's on sale! πŸ˜‰

I added some glittery Stickles to the batter and spoon and added some fun and sparkly SpiegelMom Scraps sequins!

Now for a bit of inspiration....

1) Gerda Steiner Designs also has a huge collection of digital and clear stamps! You can look through their digi stamps here, with FREEBIE downloads!
Gerda Steiner Designs, LLC
2) Lyriclover810 on YouTube has fantastic ideas for creating goodies for craft fairs - perfect for stocking stuffers too! In this video she shows a quick way to use your 6x6 paper pads to create the cutest tea bag holders. 


3) Creative Scrapbooker Magazine has a fabulous Photo Prompt a Day list for October! These would be so fun to share for the month!

4) If you're looking for a free alternative to PicMonkey, the iPhone app Over is fabulous for anyone who wants to do some photo editing or needs something to add watermarks to their projects or photos!


5) If you love home decorating, lifestyle and DIY blogs, you will love Apartment Therapy Main! There are so many awesome home tours and fun posts full of lots of inspiration!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fantastic weekend and take a little time for yourself.


Friday, September 29, 2017

Kitty Bee Designs - #104 Water Fun!

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

Challenge #104

Super big thanks to our sponsors for this challenge, Crafty Sentiments Designs and The Paper Shelter!!

Crafty Sentiments Designs - http://www.craftysentimentsdesigns.co.uk

and

The Paper Shelter - http://www.thepapershelter.com


I've used the adorable Fifi's Bubbles digi stamp from Crafty Sentiments as the focal image for my card today. As you can see, Fifi is definitely having fun in her wonderful bubble bath! 


I used coloured pencils to colour in the image after printing it on white cardstock and using a stitched square die to cut out the background. The shiny sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps fit perfectly in the bubbles and I even chose a tiny yellow flower sequin to add to her sweet little bathing cap.


The pretty yellow plaid paper is from one of the new Lawn Fawn paper pads and I used some pretty pink BoBunny paper layered on top. The Tim Holtz chit chat stickers are great for adding a quick little sentiment at the bottom.


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!


FFC #207 - AG
DL Art - Thankful Thursday Sept Challenge
CNHC Patterned Paper - September Link Up
Word Art Wednesday - #300-301 AG