Thursday, May 30, 2013

I'm addicted...

...to a lot of stuff but this time I'm talking about Starbucks Coffee. So when we were in Seattle, visiting the first Starbucks was a must! Here we are: 

 


                                               

My husband brings me starbucks cards as little 'just because' gifts. Especially when he sees something unique or pretty. He brought me these wood veneer cards! I think he saw my stash of wood veneer :) 

I used: 
Type of Art Stack 
Kidlet Stack 
Cork stack 


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Got chocked up on a video class :/

I was given a free class to review from DailyCraft TV and I chose a class with Lisa Bearnson called '50 Moments: Scrapbook the pages that matter the most.' You can learn about it here: http://www.dailycrafttv.com/videos/4037_50-moments-scrapbook-the-pages-that-matter-most/ (Reg. price $4.99)
Although the class was free for me, this is my honest opinion. Nothing but the truth here ;)



Wow! I LOVE her style in this class!
I really felt like I was sitting across the desk from her and felt like she was talking to me :)

As you know, I'm one of the growing number of scrapbookers who do not have children.
I was a little thrown off at first with this class because it starts off with a heavy focus on children. However, I watched the entire thing and got a lot out of it.

Basically, this class helps you  make pages about different important topics like things you believe, your comfort foods, traditions, lessons you've learned, what you do for fun & many other topics. In the class, the goal is to leave these pages for your children. That's why Lisa did these LO's anyway. However, these topics are great to make meaningful pages about yourself. This is something some of us may struggle with (ok, maybe it's just me!).
This is DEEP stuff! I don't think I would have even thought about making those pages without this class.

You also get to see another take on the topics from Lisa's contributors. I always like seeing variety. Helps me think of another way to approach the topic/page. This class is based on a book by the same name but the class on its own is great too. I don't have the book.

She also uses beautiful quotes in every video chapter and teaches a few techniques throughout the class.

Warning: You may get emotional/choke up/shed a tear.
Lisa is just so genuine, you really feel what she's feeling.
I got choked up a few times. That doesn't usually happen with classes!

I really enjoyed this class and hope you will check them out when you need inspiration! Thanks for visiting :)

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Giveaway Winners!

According to Random.org, the 3 winners are: 

Number 23: Anne Fisher wins Dear Jane 



Number 8: Terri wins Cinnamon Luster 


Number 9: Sue wins Sunday Afternoon 

Congratulations to the winners!!!
Winners, please email me at madebykarla@gmail.com

Thank you to all those that entered!  


Monday, May 20, 2013

Summer Lovin' Blog Hop

Welcome to the DCWV & Therm O Web Summer Lovin’ Blog hop! 

Today, the design teams from DCWV and Therm O Web have brought together all the things we love about summer! The designers have combined paper from DCWV’s Sunday Afternoon and Everlasting Love stacks, together with a variety of adhesives, mists and other fantastic products from Therm O Web. 

If you have come here from Alice's blog then you're on track! If not, you should go back to the DCWV blog and start the hop from there!


I love summer because it's the only time I get to travel (I'm a teacher). My husband and I also got married in the summer and this summer will be our 
10th anniversary!!! 
made this mini to document our summers over the years :)










 

 


 


My mini book is chipboard covered with gesso & paper.
I used Therm oWeb Glitter Dust spray in Pink to spray the edges of the mini book. I used this office clip to hold the mini while I sprayed and now I have a cool glittery clip :) 

(I'm sure if you click on the picture you'll get a better view of the glitter)






Be sure to visit all the blogs today, and leave comments for your chance to win! 

 Two lucky readers will win a set of 3 stacks from DCWV, and an additional reader will receive an amazing gift pack from Therm O Web!

The more you comment, the more chances you have to win!

Now, head on over to Emily's blog to see what kind of spring craftiness they have in store! 


Thanks for stopping by!

Products used: 





Saturday, May 18, 2013

My favorite bokeh effect paper


This paper is marshmellow by Lily Bee sweet shop. Love the hearts scattered with the dots, like a heart bokeh effect. The bottom LO is the back of this paper. Used some of the OA Travel girl collection. 
Don't forget to enter my giveaway here
Come back Monday for an awesome blog hop with DCWV and Thermoweb with prizes up for grabs, of course ;) 


 

Thanks for looking! 


Friday, May 10, 2013

Using up VERY old supplies...finally!

(If you could use new supplies, don't forget to enter my giveaway HERE)


 

Used up some Making Memories travel stickers and DCWVs Snapshot stack & clear envelope as well as a rarely used set of alpha stamps also by MM. Mixed it with fairly new SC camera stickers, OA alphas & DCWV's Glitzy stack.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

National Scrapbooking Day- The Results



  

 

I made these 4 LO's to participate in a few challenges on Big Picture Classes and Shimelle's Blog. 
I started a little before 10am this morning.
I broadcasted live using Ustream but the chat didn't work the entire day. It said it was having trouble connecting to the server :( 
We took a 2 hour lunch break and went to West Hollywood for some amazing Argentinian Empanadas.
Delicious! 
I got to scrapbook again for a few hours and now off to bed! 

National Scrapbooking Day should become a week long celebration! 
National Scrapbooking week...Sounds nice, right?


Let's Scrap Together Today!

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!!! 
Let's scrap together :)
I love this day and I love it even more when it happens on the weekend. 

Come join me in my scraproom as I stream live on Ustream
I'll link it up here when It's on. 
I'm on here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/madebykarla
I will have a chat available as well. 

I'll be playing along with the Creative Crop from Big Picture Classes and with Shimelle on her Blog 
You'll be able to see what's happening on my desk, live. I will be scrapbooking as much as possible. I mean, I gotta stop to eat, right? lol 


Let me know what fun stuff you'll be doing today. I'd love to come check it out :) 

Oh! and don't forget to enter the NSD giveaway here.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Is this hoarding? (& a giveaway)

I was listening to the Paperclipping Roundtable and heard something interesting...
http://www.paperclipping.com/prt156-palpitations-sometimes/ 

...if your paper stack is not taller than you, then it's not hoarding
I knew I was in trouble :p

 
I love paper! Can you tell?

In case you're wondering... 

1.No, I don't think I'm hoarding. I will have reached my limit if I fill up my shelves in the scraproom and in the garage. Ha! But I am worried about the flammability of my house.  

2.No, that is not ALL my paper. I left out a few inches of cardstock 

3. Most of these papers are DCWV because it's my favorite and they are just that generous with their design team :) 

4. My other favorites include Dear Lizzy and Echo Park 

5.Yes, I do know who has a taller stack of paper...Erin Madsen 

6. yes, I do have a place to keep my papers and yes, they all fit ;) 

7. Yes, I also think it's time for a giveaway! 
     
In honor of National Scrapbooking Day, I will be doing a giveaway of some DCWV stacks I have not cut into. 

These brand new stacks are up for grabs:
Sunday Afternoon 
Dear Jane 
Cinnamon Luster 

Leave me a comment letting me know what you love to hoard and which stack you'd like to win (list your preference from #1-#3) 
To give everyone plenty of time to enter, I'll do the drawing using random.org on May 25




See, I still have room on my shelf :)