Monday, July 27, 2015

My hubby's anniversary cars is out of this world!

We recently celebrated our 12 wedding anniversary! 
Due to our current love of all things Doctor Who, I presented my husband with this card:



The background is  a DCWV 5x7 card. I used folk art paint in sterling, blue and glitter to create the space time vortex. Then, I cut the TARDIS from DCWV cardstock with the brother scan n cut and attached it to the card base. I just knew DCWV would have the perfect TARDIS blue!

I was struggling to finish it all day because someone kept me busy. I let her play with the scrapbooking supplies on the lower shelves to keep her busy....and I'm secretly hoping the love of crafty things will stick. 


My washi tapes are definitely her favorite 'toy.' 
What fun stuff have you been up to?

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Throw Back to June

One of the things that kept me so busy in June was my friend's baby shower. I made the decorations and I love how it turned out! We decided on a 'little peanut' theme.

I did not make the cake but it's too cute not to show you!





 Centerpieces 

 Photo props

 Treat bags

I used tons of DCWV papers from the Little Mister, Baby Boy, Blue Citrus and Juniper Berry stacks along with DCWV cardstock. 

The stamp on the treat bags is from the PinkFresh studios february2015 monthly embellishment kit. The stamp fit in so perfectly, my husband asked, 'how do you have an elephant with an umbrella stamp?' LOL I guess it was meant to be!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Oh my!!!

Time has flown!
I am here! Haven't gone anywhere. Life is just busy! Some days it seems like there's only enough time to either craft OR blog about what I'm making. So I choose to craft. But I have been actively contributing on the DCWV blog which you can now find at their brand new website: http://www.dcwv.com/blog

I have made these fun treat bag toppers and card:
http://www.dcwv.com/blog/post/graduations-and-summer-celebrations



This LO to reminisce about my travels: 
http://www.dcwv.com/blog/post/the-clock-tradition

And this shadow box to decorate at my baby's first birthday party: 
http://www.dcwv.com/blog/post/birthday-time

I'm working on more stuff. I promise I've been busy in the craftroom... just not so much on the computer. 



Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Giveaway, Giveaway, Giveaway!!! - Winner announced!

Ok! Here we go! 
I added all the facebook and instagram entries to the blog comment entries and Random.org chose comment number.........2!!!! 

Sometimes it pays off to be an early bird! 

Congratulations Susanne

Hope you enjoy and I can't wait to see what you make!

Thank you to all those who entered. I wish I could send something for everyone!

*****
Remember the good 'ol days of blog giveaways?!
It was so much fun...I don't know what happened...looks like everyone became a blogger and not many are blog readers. Let's bring back some of that fun!

I put this giveaway together to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day. 

Being a part of the DCWV social media design team is a dream come true. I get to play with the most amazing stuff. 
I want to share some of this amazing stuff with one of you.  


I'm giving away a little of all my favorites

 
3 templates

4 packs of Premium Papers

2 Ready Made pages

Specialty papers


...and you'll need some embellishments to go with all this paper, right?!


Here it is all boxed up and ready to go to your house :)

1. Just leave me a comment to enter
2. share about this giveaway for another entry. 
(you can share on whatever social media platform you like, blog, facebook, instagram, twitter) 
3. Here's my instagram:  https://instagram.com/madebykarla/
comment and repost for another entry
#madebykarlaNSD2015

I'll draw a winner June 2nd using Random.org :)
Best of Luck!


Sunday, May 31, 2015

Tea time!

So, Shimelle has a lot of tea time embellishments and I kept waiting to scrap these photos of tea time on one of our cruises. We LOVE tea time! 


We met some friends of the cruise and they liked to do tea time once in a while, but we would NOT miss it. LOL Scones with cream and jam are our favorite. The journaling is in a vellum envelope behind the photo :) 

I used both Shimelle collections and some of My Mind's Eye Market Street.

View blog post for supplies

Meeting Santa Paws

Oh my goodness! I thought I had published this! Haha! Well...here ya go!

Hey Stack-a-holics! I'm here with my LO for the June DCWV stack-a-holic challenge.I thought I wasn't gonna make it this month. I thought I was going to miss the deadline to enter my layout as part of the inspiration this month. But I made it and I'm so happy with it! I've been wanting to scrap some of the beautiful Christmas photos we took this year. 

Here's baby meeting Santa Paws. My husband thought the mall santa was too germy, so our dog Jacob was Santa Paws. 


I used the Winter in the woods stack for the background and the rest of the papers are from the Jolly Whimsy stack. 



I cut some embellishments from the Jolly Whimsy stack and the rest are Freckled Fawn embellishments I got in their mother's day sale. I finished it off with some DCWV pearls.

 

Here's the sketch this month (courtesy of Pagemaps): 


Hope you get a chance to play with us!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Rock the gift giving

There's a family member who is a musician and his birthday is coming up. 



All of us, kids, are going to pitch in to help him buy a certain instrument he's been wanting. 

It's really more of a sentimental gift. So he can have something from all of us. 

I made this little box as a way to present the cash we're going to collect for him. 

I went straight to the DCWV 5 pack special papers and mailer boxes which are both available at Joann stores.  I knew there was the guitar and star print in one of the packs. 

I used the DCWV guitar mirror stickers with the lightning bolts (also at J's).

The music notes are wood veneer which I inked silver and black. To finish it off, I added number washi tape around the edge of the box. 

...BUT...DCWV Mailer Boxes come in twos....
Here's what I did with the other one: 

This one was a gift for a friend. It had something delicious inside! 

  

I also used the DCWV premium 5 pack papers for this box along with DCWV pearls. 

Love how different these turned out and how easy it was to turn something simple into something special.