Friday, December 16, 2011

Ah! Finally back! ...and challenge

Hello everyone!
Life has been busy around here the last few months. Had a full load in school and was almost falling behind at the end. Haha! It's funny now, but it wasn't too funny a few weeks ago!

And this last week, one of my dogs somehow cracked a tooth and had to get it removed! Poor baby had surgery yesterday, but he is such a trooper and he's almost back to normal! The price tag on that surgery was not funny either!

I have so many things to put together for a giveaway...I have to get that set up so we can try to get it done before the new year. I'll be back with more on that later...for  now I have a challenge to share.

I love the challenges over at DCWV and The Paper Variety! So I'm submitting this one for both ;)

This is for DCWV's December stack-a-holic challenge and the Paper Variety's Anything Goes! challenge:

 

I used the Heirloom and World Traveler stacks from DCWV. Maya Road ribbon, pin and chipboard heart with cream metallic mist. The title is a cut out from the World Traveler stack. 

This is our summer trip to the Mediterranean and Italy.We got that gelato on the road just  below the Spanish Steps. Delicious! Totally behind on all my scrapping. But that's ok, I've never been 'caught up' so I wouldn't know what I'm missing...lol. 

Be back soon :)  

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Maya Road sale again!

Here's the link in case any of you are interested! I love these warehouse sale boxes and purchased another one!

http://www.mayaroad.net/index.php?main_page=storefront


They were half gone yesterday! Hurry, if you want one!

I blogged about it:

 http://madebykarla10.blogspot.com/2011/10/look-inside-maya-road-warehouse-sale.html
You can get an idea of what will be in the box....some similar items.

They said this is the last sale until spring 2012!

I get nothing for blogging about it, there's no contest or giveaway. I just do it because I love this stuff and I think some of you girls will too.

Check them out!

Oh and their customer service is awesome ;)

Be back to blogging with a giveaway in a couple weeks. Right after finals!

See you soon!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

WOYWW 126...what happened to the last one?

Wow! I thought I was on top of everything and I got my WOYWW posts done 2 weeks in a row...Guess not! Somehow WOYWW 125 slipped right through...but my desk looks almost the same.

Here's my poor desk. I did manage to clean it up a little.
I'm almost done with the magazine holder...just gotta make it pretty now.
Still working on that little mini album with the big flowers.
The stickers, paper and labels are from a kit I subscribe to. Love those sticker things, they're called Dazzles :)

If you want to know why I'm showing you my desk go see Julia at The Stamping Ground :)
Wednesday is snooping day and we get to see crafters' desks from all over the world!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

WOYWW 124

Omg...so embarrassing! The state of my desk is just disgraceful! I'm not living up to the 'neat' reputation I had going here. LOL 


But that's OK! I wanted to show you my desk anyway because there are some things on it that I'm very proud of. 
 

First: I just got a pink ATG gun! Ah! I’m so excited!

Second: Recycling. I’m making a magazine rack out of a cereal box again. This time, I’m covering it with some packaging paper that came in a shipment I received and then I’m stamping on the paper to decorate. (That's the brown box on the right on top of the pile of stuff). 
I also have a box that used to hold a roll of aluminum foil. we finished the roll and I'm going to dress up the box with scrapbooking paper and ribbon and use it as a gift box for some mini cupcakes. 
      Like this: 
 

Third: I rolled my loose ribbons and those with broken spools on to some traditional clothespins and used florist pins to keep the ribbon in place. So pretty! 

Ok, now it's my turn to come around and look at your mess, I mean desk :) 
Thanks for looking, see you around! ;)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

A look inside a Maya Road warehouse sale box

I'm a big fan of Maya Road, I think they have the coolest products, most of which can be customized to fit your projects. I don't think they've ever made anything 'ugly.' That's my opinion anyway. Once in a while they have these awesome sales where you purchase a 'surprise' box for about US$40-$50. They sell out super fast because they are so worth it. I must have been one of the first ten people to buy a box when they announced the sale on Tuesday and they were all sold out by Thursday! I got my box on Friday. Super fast, right? If you want to find out about the next sale, sign up for their newsletter or like them on facebook. I thought I should let you all in on the great deal ;)
I made a video so you can see all the goodies in the box



Might have to have a giveaway soon since I have doubles of some things from the previous sale and that I've bought on my own...I'll let you know when I put it together ;)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Nail Art

I've always loved doing my nails. They're like little masterpieces to me. I recently found this youtube channel called Cute Polish and I've been dying to try it out. So I did! Even though I was supposed to be doing homework....



Ok, back to work now!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Giveaway Alert at Bella Blvd!!!

Hey everyone,
I hope you're having a great first week of October.
Bella blvd always has beautiful lines that are so fun to work with! they're unveiling 2 limited edition lines and one permanent addition to their family. So please head over to the Bella Blvd blog and enter to win!

Just a taste, look how pretty:



Tuesday, September 27, 2011

WOYWW 121

121 huh? I think I joined somewhere around 67....Crazy how fast time goes by! Here's my desk this wednesday...it's technically tuesday night here in the U.S but it'll stay the same for tomorrow. Promise ;) Won't touch it till friday probably.

And what is that LO on my desk responsible for such a mess? well, I think it's a mess, most of you think I'm so neat...Not saying I agree...just pointing out we might have a difference of opinion...lol ;)
Here's a close up...
Have a great rest of the week, I'll come visit you shortly ;)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Steampunk Pretty

I'm very excited to show you all my steampunk mini album. It's a very fitting end of summer celebration for me. I get to go back to school later today and I'm not happy about that! But I'll try to make the best of it and sneak in some time to craft ;)

Inside, the album is decorated with as many gears and movable parts as I could include. Each page or set of pages has a theme and they're based on photos that my husband took during our summer trip. He takes beautiful, interesting pictures of random things. I've been wanting to do a mini album for a while with those pictures.Of course there are many more pictures than I can fit in one album, but these are some of my favorites.

What did I use?
The album is from Maya Road and the stickers are dazzles from Hot off the Press.I used lots of Tim Holtz sprocket gears, game spinners, ball chain and locks & keys. Also used Maya Road trinkets flower elements, Distress inks in tea dye and antique linen(ribbon), Tattered Angels mist in coffee shop and Smooch Spritz in Walnut. Also various brown ink pads. I used lots of perfect pearls in heirloom gold and tsukineko brilliance ink in cosmic copper. The papers are mostly from DCWV tattered time stack and just a couple from GCD studios antiquities. The clock background is a free download from hot off the press.







 
 













 

Hope you enjoyed! I'm off to school now...Aaaaaah!!!!! LOL


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Truths for Mature Humans

Found this over at Easson's Angle and had a good chuckle...Enjoy!

Coral Roses

Love making these. Adding them to my shop (my sidebar :)). Hope you like!
Large rose is about 2.5" in diameter
Smaller roses about 1.5" in diameter 
$3 free shipping

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

WOYWW119? A big Mess!

Hello,
Quick post for WOYWW today:

So embarrassing...my calendar is so far behind.
My steampunk album is coming along and you can see another page there!
Enjoy WOYWW today! I'll come and visit you soon :) 

How sweet!

I think it's so sweet when people think of me when they receive a blog award.

Thank you, Pendra for thinking of me and giving me this:

With this award come 12 questions. It's so fun because you get to know your fellow bloggers just a little bit better. Here we go....

Q1) Name your favorite color? 
    Purple and yellow and green. Crafters rarely choose just one color, right?

Q2) Name your favorite song? 
     Can't Stop by the Red Hot Chili Peppers
The video is inspired by one minute of sculptures by Erwin Wurm. It's not just junk ;) Still the video is not my favorite, but the song is.



Q3) Name your favorite dessert?
     Gelato! chocolate, pistachio and hazelnut/chocolate flavors.

Q4) What wizzes you off at the moment? 
     Some parents of the newer generations who are not teaching their children manners or respect.

Q5) Your favorite pet? 
     I have 3 dogs and I used to have 3 birds :(
I love both, dogs and birds.


Q6) Black or White? 
        White

Q7) Your biggest fear?
    Loosing loved ones

Q8) Best Feature?
    My imagination and creativity ;)

Q9) Everyday attitude?
    Mellow...I go with the flow...or make the flow go my way! lol

Q10) What is perfection?
     Cuddling with the hubby and the dogs with a cup of hot chocolate/coffee and an old movie.

Q11) Guilty Pleasure?
     Just like Pendra, shopping for craft supplies and chocolate!

Q12) When you’re upset you? 
    ...clean, fast and furious! lol It helps me release all that pent up energy and makes me feel better to have a cleaner house ;)

Now, to pass on the award...please visit Pendra and the people behind these wonderful blogs :) You won't be sorry!

Paula at http://www.creacionesaluap.es/
Heather at http://blessed2cre8.blogspot.com/
Ashley at http://especiallymade.blogspot.com/
Grace at http://th-ink-ingofyou.blogspot.com/
Nicola at http://sunshinegirlnicola.blogspot.com/
Stacy at http://stacykaycreations.blogspot.com/
Chriss at http://chrissandlou.blogspot.com/
Sandra at http://scrapwithsandra.blogspot.com/
MommaSaid at http://mommasaid-mommasaid.blogspot.com/
Sue at http://lafemmeknitkita.blogspot.com/
Neet at http://hickydorums.blogspot.com/
Denise at http://lalasworldblog.blogspot.com/


Hope your week is turning out well!
X Hugs x

Winners!

Hello!
What a weekend! I went to Vegas for the weekend to celebrate my friend's birthday. We had a blast and even managed a visit to Death Valley on the way back. It was super HoT and I don't know how we managed in Death Valley. But we made it and we're back! We did the zip line on Fremont street and it was pretty cool. I start school again next week and it was a great way to celebrate the end of summer ;)
I have to find the pictures for you guys and I will post them soon.

Now for the winners of my rose ribbon candy:
I gave everyone a number and used random.org to get 3 numbers.
You all were pretty lucky because there weren't too many entries, everyone had a good chance.
So congratulations to:
My PhotoDenise at Lala's World
My PhotoKelly at Uniquely Me Imperfections and All
My Photo Pendra at Pendra's Place

Congratulations Ladies! Please email me your address at madebykarla@gmail.com and I'll get your candies out to you :)

Thanks to all of you who entered my giveaway!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A little peek...

...At my steampunk album!
I'll show you more when it's all done!
Enjoy your Wednesday! Thanks for visiting :)



p.s:
If you're wondering why in the world I'm showing my desk,
go to the Stamping Ground to find out!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

My Memories Giveaway Winner

Drumroll please.....and random.org chose: 

Lisa said...
This layout is so awesome, Karla and your nephew is absolutely adorable! This software looks so fun! I added your giveaway to my sidebar and all of the kits look so awesome but my favorite has to be the mermaid pack :)

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com
indymermaid(at)gmail(dot)com

Congratulations Lisa!!! You're the lucky winner of the My Memories software! 
Hope you enjoy it as much as I have! 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

WOYWW 116

Seems I skipped some WOYWWs here and there! But here's what's on my desk today:

My messy desk in all its glory. lol
The card for a friend's b-day coming up. Here's a closer look:

 

Enjoy your snooping day ;) I love Wednesdays now! 

Make sure you take a look at my giveaways on my sidebar :)