Monday, March 19, 2018

FCCB #322 - Easter!

 Happy Monday and welcome to another FCCB Monday challenge!

Challenge #322-Easter
Make a project using anything Easter related. But there has to be a least one cut from the Cricut Library!

This Weeks Sponsor is-
Printable Cuttable Creatables
And the prize is-

$25 Virtual Wallet!!!!

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!

Today I'm sharing a cute Easter card using the Stretch Your Imagination Cricut cartridge and the darling Easter Eggs In Grass SVG file from our sponsor Printable Cuttable Creatables. They have the cutest files and a new FREEBIE file every week! 

I used various paper scraps from my paper stash for the diecuts and pretty papers and ribbon from a BoBunny ephemera pack.

I used some Distress Oxide Inks to edge my diecuts and added little rosy cheeks to my bunny. The pretty SpiegelMom Scraps flower sequins add a bit of bling!

Inside, I added an oval diecut using a Sizzix die and added a couple more of the PCC Eggs.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to head over to the Fantabulous Cricut 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 our awesome sponsor - Printable Cuttable Creatables! Have a wonderful week ahead.

Linked to: 
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Easter Inspired

Scrap Shotz March 2018 Kit Club Layout - I Am Strong!

Hi there friends! Hoping you all had an awesome weekend :) I got to go to a crop on Saturday - so awesome to get away for the day and do some papercrafting with other people who love crafting just as much! I made this layout, which I'm sharing on the Scrap Shotz blog today, that includes a timeline of a few special times in my life. This was such a fun layout to do and the Scrap Shotz March Kit Club, featuring the Simple Stories I Am collection, has the perfect elements for this type of layout! I used the CSM March 2018 Sketchy Challenge and created a timeline effect with my photos. You can see the sketch below. Here's a look at this double page layout -

I used my iPhone to take photos of my old pics and then printed on my Canon Selphy printer. I'm really enjoying this printer for on the go prints!

Making some layouts about myself was such a great way to reflect on my life and be so thankful for all the blessings I have!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the Scrap Shotz blog for all the details and closeups and the Scrap Shotz Store to find the March Kit. Hoping you have an awesome week!

Linked to:
Creative Scrapbooker Magazine - March Sketchy Challenge

Friday, March 16, 2018

Scrap Shotz March 2018 Kit Club Layout - I Am Loved!

Hello! I'm over at the Scrap Shotz blog today to share my first layout using the March 2018 Kit Club products from Scrap Shotz, which features the Simple Stories I Am collection. If you didn't see the unboxing video I posted yesterday, be sure to check it out HERE to see all the goodies included in this fantastic kit! The I Am collection has beautiful papers and stickers that can be used for any occasion, but one of the things I really love about them is they make it so easy to do lots of layouts about yourself - something I don't do enough! Here's a look at my scrapbook page where I'm sharing pics of my hubby and me taking selfies-

You can check out the Process Video HERE or click the link below to see how I created this page.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to head over to the Scrap Shotz blog to see all the closeups of this page. You can find this kit in the store HERE as well as the wonderful add on's available that also coordinate with it! Wishing you a fabulous and creative weekend!!

Linked to:
Word Art Wednesday - 326/327 AG
CSM February 2018 Sketchy Challenge

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Unboxing the Scrap Shotz March 2018 Scrapbook Kit - Simple Stories I Am!

Hi! I'm over on the Scrap Shotz blog today sharing an unboxing video of the beautiful goodies included in the March 2018 Scrapbook Kit, featuring the Simple Stories I Am collection. This is a gorgeous collection and the kit is chock full of awesome supplies that are an amazing deal! Have a look at all the crafty goodness in the kit in the video here or click below -

Here's a look at what's included-
12 patterned papers from the Simple Stories I Am collection
Coordinating Cardstock
12x12 Sticker Sheet

Prima Flowers and Crystals
Pink Paislee Pick Me Up Haberdashery
Simple Stories Diecut Ephemera

AC Lemonade Thickers
SS Chipboard Stickers
SS Color Sticker Set

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the March 2018 Kit in the Scrap Shotz Store and don't forget about the fantastic add on's available too! I'll be back tomorrow with a fun project using this kit, and I'd love to see you again!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Emerald Creek Unboxing & Swatching Embossing Powders!

Hi there friends. I hope your week is going great! We had a beautiful spring day today and you could tell everyone really needed it. It's amazing how happy people become when the sun is shining and the temps are warm! I'm back today to share some exciting news in case you hadn't already heard - I'm so excited to have joined the Emerald Creek Design Team. Emerald Creek Craft Supplies is a Canadian owned business (in the same city as me!!) that sells amazing embossing powders, stamps, metal charms and more. They recently collaborated with Seth Apter to release some awesome new embossing powders with some really cool properties - which I cannot wait to play with! I received an amazing box of goodies from Kim, the owner, and just had to share them with you.

The stamps are wonderful quality, and these have a cling backing with a red rubber stamp that gives a fantastic stamped image.

The charms and brads are beautiful - ready to use as is or easily altered with embossing powders and other mediums.

The powders are the star of the show! Be sure to watch the video below to get a close up of the gorgeous colours in these powders. When they melt and blend together they are simply amazing!

I combined the powders Kim sent me with the stash I already had and created these swatches using cardstock cut to an ATC size so I can store them in baseball card protectors for easy reference.

Watch the video for a closeup of all the goodies and a look at each beautiful embossing powder! All the supplies are linked in the video description HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Store, which ships internationally. For the Canadian Site click HERE and for the US Site click HERE. You'll also find lots of inspiration on the Emerald Creek Blog and a monthly challenge (this month it's Easter!) with a code to save 10% off at the shop just for entering!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Happy Easter Bunnies!

Hi! How are you all doing today?!! With Easter approaching the end of the month I wanted to get a few Easter cards done, and this cute digi image from Gerda Steiner Designs - Spring Bunny Friends was just right to start with!

I used the YNS Stitched Hills dies to create a mask to softly layer a sky and grass background with Distress Oxide Inks and then added some YNS Stitched Clouds stamped with a CTMH Happy Easter greeting.

I added the Easter eggs from an older CTMH stamp and coloured both with Prismacolor and Hobby Colour Markers - both alcohol based. I used some foam dots to pop them up to look like the cute bunnies are sitting behind and layered on some pretty SMS sequins.

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

Saturday, March 10, 2018

SpiegelMom Scraps - Fox Birthday Wishes!

Hello! I hope you're having a great weekend so far friends! We pulled out some old videos this morning from when my 11 year old was a baby and have been reminiscing this morning! It's amazing how quickly time flies!! Today, I'm sharing a cute birthday card Erica (my 6 year old) gave to her friend for her birthday. I shared it over on the SpiegelMom Scraps Instagram feed last week HERE.

I created a fun shaker using some stitched circle dies and some foam tape along with the Authentic You sequin mix from SpiegelMom Scraps and used the Echo Park paper A Perfect Autumn paper pack.

Inside, I added some watercolour Distress Oxide Inks smooshed to create a background and stamped Celebrate from Your Next Stamp.

I used some Prima and Fabercastel watercolour pencils along with this cute CTMH stamp set.

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 fabulous weekend!

Monday, March 5, 2018

FCCB #321 - St. Patrick’s Day!

 Happy Monday and welcome to another FCCB Monday challenge!

Challenge #321-St. Patricks Day
Make a project about St. Patricks Day, or lots of green!

This Weeks Sponsor

Dreaming Tree SVG

The winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate!

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'm sharing a cute St. Patrick's Day card using the Lucky sentiment cut from the Create A Critter cartridge and the frame diecut from the Wild Card cartridge (free in DS this week!) along with the clover cut from the Dreaming Tree Clover Treat Basket SVG file - a FREEBIE! We never actually go out on St. Paddy's Day, but I think it is a fun holiday to celebrate, and the kids love dressing in green and checking to see what the tricky leprechaun may have been up to!

I watercoloured the adorable Bart On St. Paddy's Day stamp from Whimsy Stamps using watercolour pencils and Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers before adding some Glossy Accents and glitter to accent his foamy beer and little clovers. I used a Quickie glue pen and drew a border on the diecut clovers and then added some Ranger Foil for a bit more shine. 

I used some liquid glue to adhere some glitter to the Lucky sentiment and then popped it up with foam dots. The 3 Cheers For Green Beers from Pretty Cute Stamps fit perfectly with the theme!

Inside, I used the same PCS stamp set for the sentiment and added another sparkly clover. Shiny sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps decorate both the inside and front of the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to head over to the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog to see what all the other Design Team members have come up with for this challenge and enter your own project with at least one Cricut cut for a chance to win a prize from our awesome sponsor - Dreaming Tree SVG!! Have a wonderful week!

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Canvas Corp Brands - Coffee Challenge & Tattered Angels Video!

Hello! I hope you've all had a fantastic week! I'm sharing a couple recent projects I've created for Canvas Corp Brands, which includes 7gypsies, Tattered Angels and Canvas Corp. There are so many fantastic goodies these companies have - it's certainly not hard to create beautiful things with such a great selection!

First up is a Crew Challenge we had over at the Creative Studio blog - Tea & Coffee, and our challenge was to use real tea or coffee in our project! I love both tea and coffee, but if I had to choose then coffee would win 😉 so I created a gift set for my husband's birthday that used Canvas Corp Brand papers and canvas fabric along with Tattered Angels mists and real coffee grounds and beans.

I used the pretty TA Glimmer Mists to make a watercolour background and layered on some CC Coffee Papers before mixing coffee ground with UTEE to create a custom embossing powder to use on a CTMH coffee ring stamp. I used a PPPR coffee cup cutfile and the cool TA corrugated mistable paper to create this neat layered cup. A few pretty SpiegelMom Scraps sequins add a bit of finishing bling along with some real coffee beans.

Inside, I used the coffee ring stamp along with a Pretty Pink Posh sentiment and the Java Great Day by Pretty Cute Stamps.

My hubby has a couple stainless steel coffee mugs he uses to drink his coffee and tea and his hands always get cold so I wanted to make him a custom Coffee Sleeve that he could adjust to fit both mugs. I used the printed Canvas Corp 12x12 Beans & Bags Canvas Sheet and a Pinterest Pattern HERE to stitch this up for him. (Just as an FYI I would make the pattern a bit longer if I was to make it again.) He loved his card & gift when he opened them for his birthday!

The second project I'm sharing is 'How To Make 15 Backgrounds With Tattered Angels' over on the Tattered Angels YouTube channel. This was a fun project to make using Tattered Angels Mists and Paints. There are literally so many possibilities! Just think about how many projects you could whip up once you had a bunch of backgrounds completed. 

Here's a look at the video where I take you through all the steps to create each background:

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

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Kitty Bee Designs - Get Well Soon Panda Card!

Hi! I'm popping back in today to share a cute Get Well card using an adorable Kitty Bee Designs Get Well Soon Panda 1 Digital Stamp. How can tiny bandaids be so darn cute?!! I'm still having fun using the awesome Paige Evans Pick Me Up papers and thought they'd be perfect with this cute card, making anyone who's under the weather feel a little bit better. I coloured this panda cutie with coloured pencils and added Glossy Accents to the little bandaid and cast to add some dimension before cutting him out on a YNS Stitched Tag Die. I really love how quick and easy this guy can be coloured up with a little shading.

I used a sentiment from Pretty Cute Stamps on a Spellbinders Tab Die along with a few cute Pretty Pink Posh heart stamps, which I also added Glossy Accents to. I really love the Bamboo Stencil from Little Birdie Crafts - it worked great with some Evergreen Bough Distress Ink to add a bit more colour to the tag. A beautiful Little Birdie Crafts handmade paper flower and some SpiegelMom Scraps sequins finish off this bright and colourful card.

Inside I used another sentiment from Pretty Cute Stamps and stamped three more tiny hearts.

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to stop over at the Kitty Bee Designs Blog to see all the awesome inspiration from our Design Team, and the KBD Etsy Shop to see all the adorable images available! (PS. We also have a biweekly challenge blog - Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenges - where you can enter your own project for a chance to win a prize from our always amazing sponsors 💓)

Linked to: 
SSS Monday Challenge - In My Garden (flowers and bamboo!)
Word Art Wednesday - #324/325 AG
Die Cuttin Divas - #358 Tic Tac Toe (B&W image, 3 pattern papers, ribbon)