Monday, July 29, 2013

Masculine Birthday Card

This is a video I did for a blog hop, but I didn't end up using it, but I wanted to share it anyway. 

Thanks for stoppin by come back again soon~ Carla 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Christmas in July Blog Hop

If you're looking for the Glitter Blog Hop Click Here

Welcome to “Christmas In July” Blog Hop! So glad you can join us!

If you are coming from Mary Ann's Blog , then you are in the right spot. If you just happened to stumble upon my site or your reading this via e-mail, please start at MIRANDA'S BLOG so you don’t miss anyone’s amazing projects!

Have you started on your Christmas Cards and/or your Christmas Decor yet?  Well we will be showcasing some Christmas projects to help you get in the mood! In addition to seeing some awesome projects, there is some blog candy available too!  Miranda will be giving away a Michael's or JoAnn's gift card.  Winner's choice!  To be eligible to win the blog candy, you must leave a comment on each stop in the hop telling us what is your favorite summer time activity!  Be sure to leave a comment on each stop because the winner can be chosen from any of the participants blogs!

For my project today, I created (give us an intro to your project, a card, layout, wreath, etc)

My Project for today is a one layer Christmas card. The stamp is Stampendous and it's a huge Poinsettia. I embossed it using Super fine Gold embossing powder.

I used Evergreen Time Holtz Distress ink mixed with Pickett Fence Distress Stain to color the leaves.

To color the petals of the flowers I used a combination of Festive Berries and Pickett Fence Distress Stains.

To color the flower centers I used some yellow water color paint.

For the sentiment I embossed an Inkadinkado stamp on the bottom corner.

Your next stop is Erica's Blog!!!!

Here is the entire line up, should you get lost along the way:


Glitter Blog Hop

Welcome to the Glitter Blog Hop hosted by Lorby's World. These talented crafters believe a little or a lot of glitter can make any project sparkle and today they are going to prove it with their creations. Please vist each participant and leave a little but of love on their blogs. 

Jearise from Lorby's World has a special drawing to go along with today's hop. One lucky winner will win a $10 gift card from Michael's. Just leave a comment on her blog so we know you joined us today. The winner will be announced on Sunday, July 28th so make sure you visit that day to see if you are the lucky winner.

For my project I made glitter Christmas ornaments. My Mom loves Pink and found some plain pink ornaments that she liked but wanted them to be jazzed up a bit. 

I took a die cut and put some adhesive on it and used it to make a pattern all over the ornament using a Sharpie marker.

I just moved the design over and over and connected them all over where I thought it looked good.

I used Glossy Accents and extra fine Black glitter and I just filled in the lines I made.

I was able to cover the whole ornament in 2 steps. I did about half of the ornament and then let it dry and came back and finished the other half. When it was totally dry I took a paint brush and brushed all the loose glitter off and filled in any spots I missed. 

Thanks for stopping by Please make sure you hop on over to Maria's Blog

If you get lost along the way here is the whole lineup:

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Eternal Love 8.5x11" 2 page Lay Out

This is a Lay Out I did to honor my Grandparent's anniversary.

For both pages I started with Black card stock, white card stock, and black and white patterned paper each but 1/4" smaller than the last. 

My title was cut from the Story book Cricut Cartridge and then embossed in the Cuttlebug Flourishes embossing folder. 

The is a flourish I cut using the Sizzlets and put bling on the ends.

I used my Nest-abilities dies I pan the mat layer through the same Embossing folder. I cut the heart using the Platin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge that I used for my journaling.

I used the same embossing folder to emboss the photo mats.

The heart added to the love page is from the Storybook Cricut Cartridge and it's been embossed with the same embossing folder too. I also added the same flourish and bling from the first page as well.

Thanks for stopping by please come back again soon~ Carla 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Mother's Day Canvass

Hey y'all thanks for stopping by today, I want to share a 12X12 canvass that I altered for My Mom for Mother's Day. This is my first time trying to make something like this, I had a blast making it though!!!

I tore patterned paper in various shades of pink. I used Mod Podge to cover the canvass.

Then I stamped some Butterflies and Flours along with some script stamps with Jet Black StazOn Ink on some Tissue Paper. They I adhered the Tissue paper on top of the patterned paper.

I punched some Butterflies using the 3 butterfly punch by Martha Stewart from the scraps of the patterned paper. I ended up scattering some Iridescent embossing powder in various places and then I added the first of the 2 Pictures of my Mom and Grandma on my Parents Wedding Day.

I died some white foam letters with Tim Holtz Stain and then adhered them to my Canvass.

And then I decided that I didn't like the placement of the letters so I moved them and added the second picture of my Mom and Grandma.

To finish off my canvass I used some Liquid Pearls in pink, white, and cream to add some flourishes an the heart in the middle.

Thanks for stopping by please come back again soon~ Carla 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Forgotten Treasures Blog Hop

Welcome to the Forgotten Treasures blog hop where we are showcasing projects made with a least one item we have had for 6 months, or longer. If you came from (insert person in front of you) blog you are on the right path, if you started with my blog pop over to Christine's blog to see start at the beginning, you don't miss all the fabulous projects!

We have several sponsors offering gift certificates for this hop. To be eligible for the gift certificates you must comment on each blog and comment on each sponsor's facebook pages. Random winners for each gift card will be selected on July 22 and the winners will be posted on Christine's blog

$20 gift certificate 

3 lucky winners will receive a $5 gift certificate 

$10 gift certificate 

$15 gift certificate 

For my project I made a Christmas/ Winter card that I will be sending to Operation Write Home. The paper I used is Recollections and I haven't used it or anything else on my card since last December, except the Embossing powder. The blue ribbon is from my stash.

 This is one of the tags from the tag page in the collection I used. I mounted it on white Card stock 1/4" larger than the tag.

I embossed the sentiment in Silver Ranger ultra Fine Embossing powder. And I mounted it on a white card blank A2 sized.

I added the mounted tag to the front with pop dots. 

Thank you for stopping by, the next stop is Connie's Blog  

Here is the complete blog line up in case you get lost along the way.   

Christine ~
Cathie ~
Suzanne -
Katie -
Jamie ~
Alicia ~ 
Mary -
ClaireR ~
Kathy ~
Carla ~
Connie -
Kathy Jo~

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Hurray for the Red, White, and Blue Blog Hop

Welcome to the Hurray for the Red White and Blue Blog Hop  

Today we invite you to come check out this great group of crafters who will be showcasing cards, layouts, or projects featuring America's Patriotic Colors. 

Connie Can Crop ( is the  first stop on this fun Blog Hop.

This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate  your leaving a comment to encourage all my fabulous crafty friends to continue  sharing their ideas and creations.  

We have an awesome sponsor and giveaway for this hop!

INSERT Heartstring Designs Logo and link to

Heartstring Designs has given us an awesome monthly kit to raffle off to one lucky person.  

 So what do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of us a  comment letting us know what you like best about our projects.  

Then come back to Connie Can Crop and post that you  followed the rules.

You will have until 9:00 pm Sunday to finish the  hop and leave your comments. 

Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment  along the way!

 Ready to join in the fun?

My Project is a 12x12 layout of the fireworks at the capitol. I mounted some red and white star patterned paper cut at 11.75x11.75 on a 12X12 black piece of cardstock.

 I cut my pictures to be 2x2 and mounted them and then clustered them on a piece of blue and white patterned paper and then mounted that on some white card stock.

 I used a combination of white foam letter stickers and letters cut from the Plantain Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge and glittered.

I stamped a background using 4th of July stamps and Azure StazOn ink.

This is my finished lay out. I added the large journaling spot on the left, along with some home made accents with some stamps, StazOn Ink, and Ultra Thick Embossing powder, and some glitter.

 Thanks for stopping by please hop on over to Vicki's Blog
Here's our lineup in case you get lost:

7. Vicki -
11. Miranda -