Sunday, January 28, 2018

Layout share!

Hello!
Here's what I’ve been up to this month, lots of layouts didn’t have videos, so you can see them on this layout share. The quality is better on YouTube, so here’s the link if you want to watch it there: https://youtu.be/0Oy4dlBLHls


Monday, January 15, 2018

Commercial Palm Trees Review

Hello!
I have something a little different today. I recently received a product to review from Commercial Palm Trees. They manufacture fake palm trees for commercial properties. I always wondered how some businesses had birds of paradise plants alive and well long after mine stopped blooming. Now I know! The Commercial Palm Trees website is full of beautiful ideas and landscape designs. Judging by the product I got, I believe that the fake palm trees would look absolutely real. I decided to do this review for a couple reasons, first, I know crafters are people who work in a variety of fields including architecture and interior design. I'm hoping some of you will benefit from me spreading the word about commercial palm trees and I encourage you to check out their beautiful website.



Secondly, looking at nature indoors is always so relaxing! I definitely think that it helps me think and work better to be close to plants. I've been wanting to spruce up my craft room with something green and natural that doesn't need the care of a real plant because I don't need another chore or water overflowing onto my craft supplies or furniture. So it sounded like a great match!

Here are some of the products I received in exchange for spreading the word about Commercial Palm Trees.  These cute succulents look so great in my craft room, it really puts me in a better mood to have some little plants in here. 


I already had this big shell here and I love how the little succulent in the shell looks next to it! 


If you want to spruce up your craft room with something similar, Click HERE and use code BLOGGER10 to receive 10% off your order. 

Friday, January 12, 2018

Hello 2018!

Hello and Happy New Year!
The end of 2017 was a busy time for sure, I hope we've all recovered by now :)
Let me catch you up on what's going on...

At the end of 2017, I discovered travelers notebooks when I got one in a freckled fawn warehouse sale box. I had no idea what to do with it, so I watched what a lot of people do in their notebooks. I found some people use it as a wallet and literally their entire life is there (that was kinda scary for me).  Some people use it as a planner or organizer type of thing. I'm NOT those people. All the organization stuff gives me a headache. But I did find that some people use it to scrapbook and do mini layout in theirs. Now, that's something I could see myself doing.

This has worked out perfectly! There are many little moments I wanted to document without making an entire 12x12 layout and I had been looking for something paper crafting related to do while watching TV on the couch. Well, I think I found the answer to both of these in my travelers notebook!



So in 2018 I will be adding flip through of my notebook to my YouTube channel.
I will continue doing 12x12 process videos and uploading them on Fridays (as life allows).
I have  also added videos that document my process with my traveler's notebook so far.
I'm not one to spend a lot on something I can make myself, so I figured out how to make myself  a pouch for supplies and an insert using different types of paper. I have a video where I show them to you :)

Here are my social media accounts so you can see all the things...

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MadebyKarla
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/madebykarla/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MadeByKarla10/

See you back here soon! ♡♡♡



Thursday, November 2, 2017

Let's catch up!

Come catch up with me on my youtube channel and let me know what you’ve been up to.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Midnight Haunting fun!

Hello! I'm delighted to be guest designing for Pebbles today. I have a fun Halloween layout to share with you today. Halloween is approaching quickly and I still had not scrapped last year. Halloween with a toddler is not very scary, so I was so happy to work with the Midnight Haunting collection. It has a mix of fall, cute and scary elements. This collection can totally work for pumpkin patches, to Halloween and fall activities. See the full layout on the Pebbles blog: http://pebblesincblog.com/2017/09/midnight-haunting-fun-guest-blogger-karla.html



Monday, September 18, 2017

All that Glitters!

Hello! 
I put up a couple videos on my youtube channel recently using the American Crafts Glitter Girl collection. I love it. I can't stop using it. Have you seen it yet? What do you think?

 

  

Have an amazing week! 

Friday, September 1, 2017

New Mixed Media videos!!!

Hello!
Here's a couple videos to kick off your weekend. 

This one features one photo but there are 2 more hiding behind it. I like to have plenty of room to play with embellishments so I've included extra photos and journaling behind my main photo. 



This video features mixed media with heavy gloss gel, it was my first time using it and it's definitely a medium that I want to keep exploring. 



I find the quality better on YouTube sometimes 
https://m.youtube.com/user/MadebyKarla

What are your weekend crafty plans?
Thanks for stopping by today!