Monday, October 30, 2017

FCCB #313 - Make It Sparkle!

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #313-Make it Sparkle
Make it sparkle with glitter, gems, etc!

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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 protect today I’m using the adorable new Pumpkin Cutie Digital Stamp from Pretty Cute Stamps, our awesome sponsor, along with a tag frame cut with the George and Basic Shapes cartridge and a pumpkin cut from the Pumpkin Carvings cartridge to make a cute Halloween card! I pulled out an older Jillibean Soup paper pad from my stash to layer on some pretty Halloween colours.

I used some glittery Stickles and shiny SpiegelMom Scraps sequins for my sparkly bling!

I uploaded the digital sentiment from the PCS Pumpkin Cutie set into Design Space, changed it to the write feature and attached it to the Pumpkin cut so the pen would write directly on it. A sparkly purple gel pen filled in the the letters and added a little more sparkle!

Here’s a look at this cute digi stamp set-
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to check out what all the other design team members have come up with for this sparkly challenge, and enter your own for a chance to win! Hope you have an awesome week!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Kitty Bee Designs #106 - Halloween!

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

Challenge #106

Super big thanks to our sponsor for this challenge  Star Stampz and The East Wind!!


The East Wind -

For this challenge I'm using an image from The East Wind - Lucy Loo Morning Coffee. Since I love coffee and Halloween, I figured this would be a fun card to make πŸ˜‰ 

I coloured this sweet image in with Prismacolor and Hobby Colour markers - both alcohol based, and used a Spellbinders Nestabilities die to cut her out. To get the matted frame I used the same die, but traced a pencil line around it and cut that out by hand.  I printed out the sentiment from the Craftin' Desert Divas Be Scary digi stamp set and hand cut it into a banner shape.

I had a lot of fun using the Fractured Ice embossing powder! It melts clear with speckles in it and looks so cool on this black raven from the Cricut Creative Bug cartridge! 

Inside, I used some sentiments from the Pretty Cute Stamps Bewitched stamp set and added a coffee cup diecut from the Cricut cartridge Designer's Calender. A little skull sequin adds some fun spookiness! I love how the 'Brew' sentiment coordinates with the coffee theme! 

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!

Linked to:
Die Cuttin Diva's #340 - Halloween

Thursday, October 26, 2017

SpiegelMom Scraps - Trick or Treat Layout!

Hi friends! I'm over at the SpiegelMom Scraps blog today sharing a Halloween layout with pics of my two littles a couple years ago. I grabbed a sketch from the Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine October Sketchy Challenge to use and some halloween papers, stickers and diecuts from my stash.

Be sure to check out the SpiegelMom Scraps blog for all the details and closeups - 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!

Linked to:
CSM Sketchy Challenge

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Kitty Bee Designs - Puppy Love Birthday Card!

Hello! I hope you have all been having a wonderful week! It seems the time flies, and my girls have been busy getting ready for Halloween and enjoying the lovely fall weather we've had lately. Today, I'm sharing an adorable puppy birthday card over at the Kitty Bee Designs blog - perfect for a little boy birthday! I'm using the super sweet Puppy Love digital stamp by Kitty Bee Designs.  I just love printing my images on kraft cardstock and then colouring them in with my Jane Davenport Magic Wand colouring pencils! The grey and white plaid paper from a Lawn Fawn 6x6 paper pad coordinated nicely with the grey paper and green ribbon from a BoBunny Ephemera Pack. I've been enjoying using these lately with such a great selection of embellishments and papers all in one pack. The sweet sentiment from the Fur Baby stamp set from Pretty Cute Stamps worked perfectly for this card!

I used a Kaisercraft stitched square die to cut out the puppy and added some Glossy Accents to the hearts and nose for a bit of dimension. Some sparkly sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps add some coordinating colour and interest.

Inside, I used a few more stamps from the Pretty Cute Stamps set and added some more shiny sequins! How cute is the 'party' sentiment?!!

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

Linked to:
Viva La Verve Sketch - October

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Raccoon Tea Bag Holder!

Hi! I'm popping in with a cute and quick tag and tea bag holder using the sweet raccoon from this month's challenge over at the Gerda Steiner Designs October Challenge! If you played along last month you would have received this guy free!! If you want to purchase this adorable digital image and play along in October by linking your project using him, then you'll get November's image free. I just love this idea, and I was really excited to create a cute tag with this little cutie!

I used a very easy tea bag folding tutorial on YouTube and a piece of 6x6 patterned Lawn Fawn Knit Picky paper to create this cute holder. I'm thinking this will be a perfect stocking stuffer or teacher gift! 

I used a tag die from Your Next Stamp to diecut around the racoon image and coloured him in with Prismacolor and Hobby Colour markers. A little stamp from a Lawn Fawn tag set was just perfect to decorate his little wooden sign!

I added a little black bow and some pretty SpiegelMom Scraps sequins!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the challenge and all the fun projects for this month!

Monday, October 23, 2017

DIY with Tattered Angels Stained Glass Paints!

Hi friends! I hope you had a great weekend! I sure did 😁 I got to go to a fun crop all day Saturday and I got lots of crafty things done, did some scrappy shopping and got lots of inspiration from all the other wonderful ladies! Then, my sister came over Sunday and we made Christmas cards ❤️ It was lovely. Today, I’m sharing the beautiful Tattered Angels Stained Glass Paints I recently started playing with. These are so fun! With Christmas coming up, these are fantastic to use to get started on some quick and easy handmade gifts. These would work wonderfully with those clear glass ornaments you can get too! I’m sharing 6 projects you can DIY on the Tattered Angels YouTube channel HERE or click the video below - and it’s not just for glass! Of course I had to try it out on lots of different surfaces- and the results are really cool!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you’ll check out all the cool colours of stained glass paints at the Canvas Corp Brands Store, and have fun creating!!

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!

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

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

Karla Yungwirth You are here!

Amber Trubiak

Karen Warner

Nicole Wright

Nancy Frustaci

Niki Stone

Julia Chupik

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