Thursday, July 24, 2014

Photo booth props

I made this flannel mask to use as a photo prop for my baby shower. It was all good until I got to the antlers! 
I racked my brain thinking about how I was going to make the antlers stay up for the photo. The flannel I had is not stiff, So I went to my DCWV 6x6 flocked stack. I cut both the antlers from one 6x6 gray sheet and now they stay up no problem! 
The best part is that they look like felt too :) 
I struggled with those eyelashes because cutting details in felt is never easy...After doing the antlers, I wish I would have thought to use the white flocked paper instead. Would have saved myself SO much work! 


I got the idea for the mask from Pinterest 
You can find the new DCWV 6x6 textured stacks at Joann's. 
Go check them out this weekend :) 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

THE Shot

This is how we spent a few afternoons on our London flat. So the view was NOT amazing but just being there WAS amazing. With all the walking we did, we NEEDED to put our feet up at the end of the day.


My husband really wanted to get a shot of the wineglass on the windows sill...the very narrow window sill. 
As soon as he was done taking the shot, the glass shattered to the ground! 
It is known as THE shot of the wine glass. 

Here's a close up of the banner. I actually cut it out of a journaling card from one of the cut apart sheets. 

I used the Weekend Neutrals stack. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A Proper Castle

Eilean Donan was described as a 'proper castle' by our Air Bnb host.She was super nice and very very helpful. It was a long drive from Loch Ness but it was beautiful and SO worth it. 
The inside of the castle is remodeled and the view from some of the rooms is AMAZING! 
This castle is not just livable, but comfortable. 

This is my LO for the July Stack-a-holic challenge over at DCWV Diary.

This is a little peek at a brand new stack!

 The card sketch was so easy to work with and I whipped this up very quickly using the Vintage collector cardstock stack, the paper tapes and some heart embellishments. 

Here are the sketches: 

Hope you find some time to play with us

Monday, July 7, 2014

Adventure Awaits!

Hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend (if you're in the US)! It's always great to have an extra day off :)
I was busy in my scrap space and created a few LOs. Here's one: 

We usually travel during the summer. Most of the time it requires a plane and suitcases. 
This summer we are on a whole different adventure.
I'm sure it will be just as amazing :)  


I Love the Market Street Ashbury Heights collection from My Mind's Eye. 
I just had to have it. The colors, the themes and the gold foil accents...just so pretty!
What have you been working on lately?

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The few, the proud...

Tomorrow is Independence Day here in the USA and all week on the DCWV blog, we have been showcasing patriotic projects. 

My husband served 5 years in the Marine Corps. before we got married.
 I don't usually document our lives pre-marriage, I document every day stuff, events and our travels. But I thought I better start documenting more of our backgrounds because our kids are going to want to know more about us for sure. 


I wanted to know more about his experience in the Marines and I wanted to put it in a way that would be easy for kids to read and understand. So I wrote some questions for him on a piece of 'The Ledger' stack which has that cool bracketed edge. I left space for him to answer the questions in his own handwriting. I think our handwriting whether we think it's pretty or not, is an important part of ourselves that should be recorder for posterity. Especially if we take into consideration how much we type these days. 


I folded the ledger paper in half and tucked it in behind the blue square. I included other pictures of him as a Marine in the folded paper. I just let the bracketed edge peek out so it can be used as a pull tab.  

Have a wonderful 4th of July!!! 

I used: 
The Brooklyn Stack, the Corrugate Stack, the Ledger Stack and Cardstock Neutrals


Friday, June 27, 2014

Triple Threat Blog Hop!

Welcome to the DCWV/May Arts/Tombow Triple Threat Blog Hop! All this week, designers from these three great companies are sharing projects they created by teaming up some fun paper from DCWV’s Honey Chic stack, with a variety of adhesives from Tombow and some beautiful ribbon from May Arts.

If you have come here from Rita's Blog then you're on track! If not, the hop list is at the very bottom of this post! 

I decided to make a mini album that I've loved for a long time but was never sure what to make with it.
It's a Maya Road chipboard mini in the shape of a beehive. So cute! 
I thought it would be perfect for my baby girl's pictures once she arrives in September. 

I'm anticipating not having as much crafting time as before so I thought I would get something ready ahead of time.

 The patterned paper pieces are photo mats. Once she arrives, all I have to do is print the photos, glue them on, write some journaling in the cards and done! Pretty mini to show off :)

She'll definitely be the Queen Bee at our house! 

How cute is this glitter ribbon? It's stretchy too, I think I'm gonna make her a headband with the leftover ribbon :)


That heart is actually MA ribbon! They come attached I just cut one to use here as a single heart. 
I included a couple envelopes to tuck in notes or souvenirs like a lock of hair (someday) or her hospital bracelet. 

I used the Tombow hook and loop tabs to attach the envelope. That way I can take it off easily to add or remove items. I was so excited to see those tabs because I was wishing someone would make them already. They're much thinner than the adhesive Velcro you buy. Now I can make more interactive LOs and projects and add more memorabilia!

I used Tombow's Extreme Adhesive to attach the paper to the album. It is super strong and I love it especially for glossy or glittery surfaces. For everything else, the dot adhesive stamp runner is my go to adhesive.

This reminds me of a tutu! 
I pleated a wide ribbon to make the tutu and the flower. 
I totally forgot to sew on the button before attaching the flower, so I used a power tab to attach it. They're clear so you can't see any glue even up close and they give just a tiny bit of dimension.

...And the back cover. 
The End! 

Thank you for joining us on this blog hop. I hope you had as much fun hopping as we did creating!

Be sure to visit all the blogs today and leave comments for your chance to win some great prizes! Three lucky readers will win a Triple Threat prize pack of you own, including a stack from DCWV, a spool of ribbon from May Arts and Xtreme Adhesive, Power Tabs, Removable Adhesive and Fastener Tabs from Tombow. Winners will be chosen from comments throughout the week, so make sure you go check out the previous days posts to increase your chances of winning! Also, please make sure you have popped on over to Facebook and “liked” each of the company pages (DCWV / May Arts / Tombow), because really, what’s not to like?!

Today's hop participants: 
Karla Der << that's me!

Good luck to you all!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Love Mini with Midnight Berry

My sister and her husband celebrated their 7 year anniversary in January....My husband did a photo shoot for them at the local botanical gardens. I love the pictures he got, so I printed them small and made a mini with my favorites. 

Just a couple pages: 


I used Midnight Berry. Love the purples and golds with the nature in the background and their neutral outfits. 

Don't forget to stop by Friday for my blog hop post. 
Here's a sneak peek: