Tuesday, September 27, 2011


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!

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? 

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


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 :)

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 :)


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