Sep. Digi Scrap Parade 2021 | Back At It

Wow, it’s September already! My freakin’ goodness, where did time go?! I hope you all are doing safe and well. I’ve been blessed. I’ve also been designing. Can you believe that? ^_^ Looking at all the events that were to be launching this early September; I just had to get back into it. The themes are calling me, the colors are calling me…I just have to play!

I believe you’re here to play too yes? Most likely you’re here for this September’s Digi Scrap Parade blog hop. Yep, it’s that time again and would you know the theme is “Back At It”? You don’t say. lol…

I thought about designing back to school. I know many of us have kids going to the next level, some even college! I hadn’t created anything “school” related since my Silhouette cut file releases back in 2013! I would have done so again now. However, as Rain has some years yet to go before he starts, I thought I would make it about getting back to creating and doing what I love. So…with all that said, here is my contribution to this month’s DSP ^_^:

Sep. DSP | Back At It

We have some papers and handwritten sentiments we all could work with I’m sure! You can take these sentiments and use them for all sorts of situations. I love universal essentials – can you tell? 🙂 This mini is a direct download freebie for you all. Right on.

There’s a modest group of us; only 10 including myself. Times are trying and priorities are in constant shift for us all. So please, have fun with everything these designers have brought to you guys! ‘And thanks to all that are participating in the Parade! If you’re following the blog hop from start to finish, you should have arrived here from Rachel Etrog Designs and your next stop will be Kim B. Designs. (I’m the lastly but not leastly on the list)  If you get lost along the way, simply head back to the main DigiScrap Parade hub to view the master list and get back on track…thank you and enjoy!



Karla Noél - Journals

I was excited to find out that it’s my turn up for this month’s September Forum Challenges over at The Digital Press. I really wanted it to be more adventuresome. So, I created the Sans Photo Challenge! I had no idea, however, how challenging it would actually be! The rules are simple. No pictures, must include a noticeable number, must have journaling and the use of a frame. I even stated the frame could be dimensional or flat like a stamp. Below is a free stamp set I made to help with the challenge rules of including a frame. You may download it if you wish, enjoy!

Stamp Essentials 1

Armed with my new stamp kit of goodness, I began working on knocking out my own challenge. I created this spread without a photo in site!Lately - by Karla Noél

Kits used: Ledger Papers No.1, Routine, Clear Essentials 1, Back At It, Mama Bear, Stamp Essentials No.1, 12 Days of Noél (temporarily unavailable), Custom Other.

Ok, ok…not too bad lol! My real challenge was doing what I have been doing lately in my journals, the digital way. I’ve been putting down my stylus more and picking up my pencils & pens instead: writing, sketching, documenting…but to take that same flavor and make it a digital spread? Well, that was the challenging fun part (besides not being able to use photos, dude.)

As many of you know, I’m all about that realism. I’m about sharing my tips and techniques on how to get those awesome results as well ^_^. So, because I can never ask too many times who I’m talking to, let me know In the comments or via email if you would like to know some of my techniques used on the above spread! In between time, if you would like to join in on the challenge, please head on over to TDP forums and give it a-go! There are several other challenges that are going on right now too. Barbara Unzen already blew my mind with her take:

Layout by Barbara Unzen

Hello? Alright then girl…alright then! [luv]



Sep '21 SE Colors
Fall will be upon us in no time. Thank goodness as It’s my favorite season. Come on…coffees & cocoa, cooler days, yarn and pumpkin everything? What’s not to absolutely love? It’s also the season were we express our thanks. It’s a great time of year and I’m freakin’ stoked about it. I’m also excited about TDP’s September Special Edition colors this year. They got me so pumped to design some fall goodies. I got started and can not wait until the 3rd…Stay tuned!



KNM Now Open!

I’m thrilled to announce that my shop, the KN Marketplace, is now open! YAY! I have a little a something for all sorts of creative types. Most of all, It’s the very first time I’ve offered my prints. Dude, I’m nervous yet completely excited about it and what’s to come. We could really use your support and your love with helping this self-taught creative grow and continue to offer you quality design, art works and teachings. Thank you, thank you, thank you! ‘And as I said, much more to come soon. With your love and support, we have a lifetime

Alrighty loves, don’t forget to say hello! Stay safe,


Warm Creative wishes, ~Karla


  • Love the freebie and the challenge idea too. Thanks so very much

    • Of course and thank ??? Cathy!!!!! Enjoy ^_^

  • willimena says:

    Thankyou for the two wonderful free kits! I have loved your designs and scrapping style since the beginning and love to see you back at it!

    • Wow…I can’t express how much I appreciate your love Willimema, ????? ??? SO much!!!!!!! Awe ☺️☺️☺️

  • Thanks for the great freebies!

    • Thank you Maddy! Enjoy your goodies and thank you so much for participating!!!!!

  • Thank you very much!

    • Of course , thank you fir the love sweets. Enjoy!!!!!

  • Love your word art for this – it will definitely get used! Thanks!

    • That’s what I love to hear! Right on, I’d love to see your your creations!!!!!

  • Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent. Congrats on your shop – you rock!

    • Oh my gosh thank you!!!!!!!!! ★★★★★

  • Leablahblah says:

    thank you!

  • Karla, I can’t tell you how happy I am to see you designing again! I’ve been collecting your products since the days of Design House Digital, and it blows my mind how timeless your work is. Like, the Sweetpea Collection? I think the date on it is 2013, but it doesn’t look dated at all. I’m going to use it to scrap my new granddaughter when she arrives in November! Anyway, all that to say, I am SO glad to see you’re back, and thank you for this mini-kit. I love your hand-drawn word art the best!

    • Wow, I’m so touched by this. Thank you so so much for your support all these years!!!!!!! You’re one of the originals! Thanks sweets ????????

  • Margaret Scarlett says:

    Thank you for your lovely work.

    • Thank ???! I really appreciate you stopping by love, thank you!!!!!

  • Wow, thank you so much!! I always look forward to TDP!! Hope you have a wonderful September 🙂

    • Right on! Thanks Lily! Happy September to you!!!!!

  • scrappinkiddo says:

    Love these bunches 🙂 thank you

    • WooHoooo! So glad your like! Enjoy them and thank you for joining in the Parade!!!

  • Thank you!!

  • Thank you so much for the freebies. They will be super handy for all sorts of layouts

    • Oh great! I was hoping you could use them…a lot lol! Enjoy and thank you SO much!!!!!

  • MichelleGB says:

    Fabulous! Thank you!

  • Laramie Ford says:

    Thank you for your part, I love the word art and the papers are beautiful!

  • Gala Kosinova says:

    Thank you very much for the lovely mini!

  • Gorgeous, thank you so much!

    • You’re so welcome love, thank you!!!!! ?

  • Liz in Tx says:

    Thanks so much for the Digiscrap Parade and your challenge freebies! I love them!

    • Yay! Alright then! Thank you so much and enjoy!!!!!

  • miss becki says:

    Ok, first of all, your work is gorgeous!!!
    And secondly, thank you so much for sharing so generously (including your stamps). I love it.

    • Thank you SO SO SO much Becki! I can not even tell you how much I appreciate your love. Thank you!!!!!!! ????

  • Thank you for your cool portion of this blog train!

  • Thank you very much!

  • Thank you for these freebies…and a bit of inspiration in these ideas! Awesome!

    • Right on! Thank you so much for participating!

  • Thank you for your awesome contribution Karla! So glad you are doing well and still in the design spirit!
    Love the journal layout you did!?

  • Thank you for the freebies and for sharing the amazing layout. That WAS difficult.

    • Hehehe…{in my most maniacal laugh ever} ? thank you for the love and yeah…it was freakin’ challenging for sure! I did t think it would be but it was! Did you create a photo-less layout? If so do share ??★

  • Karla, I am new to your work. I found the papers and words refreshing. Thanks for not making your contribution directly abut going back to school. I also love your stamps and will definitely get use out of them.

    • Oh wow, welcome! Thank you so much for your love and insight. It’s very important to me to make things that a relevant and timeless. I understand getting “back to school” is right on time however, my little guy is only 2 lol! So this, me getting back into doing what I love/what anyone loves makes sense for me, personally, right now. I’m always wanting to know what my readers are into, asking all the time…leaving the ‘door’ open to contact me anytime. You too! If you’re in need of a design specific feel free to holla at me! ?

  • LeeAnn Snare says:

    Thank you very much for both freebies! The stamps will be especially helpful. Thanks again.

    • Great! So glad you like and can use them!!! Thank you for participating and enjoy your new goodies!!!!

  • This is so pretty! I love this. Lovely wordart.

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