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April 27, 2017

Dream Big

Hello! I have a 12x12 layout page to share today using one of the new DCWV stacks - Watercolorist. I was immediately drawn to the gorgeous papers, flowers and patterns in this stack.  The sentiments and icons in this stack were the inspiration for my layout page.
I almost used the paper pack exclusively for my layout page and enjoyed fussy cutting all of the flowers and the cut apart sheets for my layout page.  A die cut fence from the Heritage cartridge, some washi, a simple doily and a bit of Totally Pink Trendy Twine brought everything together beautifully.  A small die cut tag was added to the fence and tied with a bit of twine.  The enamel dots were the perfect finishing touch.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a spectacular day!

April 26, 2017

You're One Cool Chick!

Hello, today I am sharing a card featuring Gina Marie Designs dies which was inspired by Pinterest. I created the card base with the Chicken Wire Cuttlebug embossing folder and added the Frames - Scalloped Stitched Rectangles right on top.  A grass border punched from the Fiskars Grass Border Punch was adhered on top of the chicken wire background.
Next, I used my distress inks to shade the hen, chicks and eggs from the Hen Die set.  The sun was cut from from the Stitched Sky Die set which was embellished with a small twine bow in Cherry Lemonade Trendy Twine. The sentiment is from the Scrappy Moms Farm Fresh (retired) stamp set. The finishing touch was a scattering of Succulent Enamel Dots, I love the matte finish on them.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

April 24, 2017

Oriental Trading - Graduation Centerpiece

Hello!  Today I am sharing a graduation centerpiece using products from Oriental Trading.  It's that time of year to start planning those graduation events and Oriental Trading has some amazing Graduation Party Supplies.  Since my daughter is graduating from college next month, I created a table centerpiece for her special day.
For my project, I went with a simple yet elegant black and white theme.  I gathered up some basic craft supplies all available from Oriental Trading.
I painted my Wood Tray with some black craft paint to keep with my color theme.  Once the paint was dry,  I lined the tray with a sheet of card stock from the Black & White Monochromatic Paper Pack adhering it with the Glue Dots.  The Black Rolled Jewel trim was cut in half and adhered around the jars for a decorative look using my Glue Dots. The Glue Dots secured the trim perfectly and are transparent so the adhesive doesn't show through the trim.
Next, I created some rosettes and embellishments using more papers from the same pack and Black Card Stock.  I used several different dies from my stash to cut out the various embellishments. I also used my electronic die cutter to cut out the "2017" and "Congrats Grad" sentiments.  The black card stock cut perfectly on the light card stock setting.  A bit of washi tape was used to embellish the "2017" flag.  A few graduation caps from the Class of 2017 Confetti pack were added as embellishments on the die cuts.
Once the rosettes were put together, I used the Glue Dots to adhere them to the coordinating Paper Straws.  The straws were tucked into the glass jars with some paper shred to keep them in place.
I hoped you enjoyed checking out my projects. These items are available in the Scrapbooking & Paper Crafting Store, the Craft Supplies Store and from the Graduation Party Supplies all from Oriental Trading. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fabulous day!

This review is based strictly on my opinion.  I was provided the samples free of charge by Oriental Trading to provide my honest review.  No other type of compensation was received.  All ideas and opinions are my own.  

April 20, 2017


Today I have a shaker style card to share which I created for a baby shower.  I used the DCWV Watercolor Florals stack for all of the papers.  The papers were perfect for all of the manual dies I used on my card.
The base of my card was cut with the Nested Scalloped Stitched Rectangle Die from Gina Marie Designs.  I used an unbranded window die for the shaker part of my card. The tiny bird was also cut from a die in my stash.  I ended up cutting it in 3 different colors for each of the windows.  The "congrats" is cut from a My Craft Spot (retired) die.  Several different sequins were used for each of the windows and mixed in with some iridescent sequins.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

April 19, 2017

GMD - A Little Note

Hello!  I am excited to announce that I am one of the newest designers over at Gina Marie Designs! I am a huge fan of Gina's dies and her awesome prices!  It's an honor to have this amazing opportunity to work with such gorgeous dies.  For my first project as a designer, I used the Nature Birdhouse Die on my card.  The die is intricate, however it cut perfectly!  I simply ran the Nature Birdhouse die through my Cut n' Boss and colored it with my distress inks.  I used some GMD Olive Green Rhinestones as the flower centers.
The Nested - Scalloped Stitched Rectangles and the Stitched Rectangles also from Gina Marie Designs were used for the card base.  The papers are from the My Minds Eye Follow Your Heart paper pad and were the inspiration for my card.  The sentiment is from the Scrappy Moms More Mini Messages (retired) stamp set.  A bow in Krazy for Kraft Trendy Twine was the finishing accent on my card.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fantastic day!

April 17, 2017

DCWV Moment Maker Planner System

Hello crafty friends!  Today I am sharing a multi pocket dashboard with a shaker element.  The pocket page came inside the DCWV Moment Maker Planner System Starter Kit. I liked how each section has it's own pocket which can easily be switched out to add other elements or even pictures.
For my dashboard, I used papers from several different DCWV stacks, the mix of colors and patterns worked perfectly.  I kept with the black, white and gold theme which I am using for the front of my planner.   I even created a shaker pocket by simply adding some sequins.  The DCWV Sticker Sheets were the perfect embellishments for each pocket.  I used a bit of washi tape and several different dies for the die cuts inside each of the pockets.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a spectacular day!

April 13, 2017

DCWV - April Stack-a-holic Challenge

Hello! There's a new DCWV Stack-a-holic Challenge for April up on DCWV Facebook fan page. I was inspired by this month's layout sketch to create this 12x12 page.  All of the papers are from the DCWV Rose Quartz stack.  The rose colored papers are so dreamy in this stack, I just couldn't wait to create with them.
I used my stash of dies for many of the elements on my layout page including the doilies, flowers, tag and banner.  I die cut the flowers with several different papers and layered them for lots of dimension. The cut out pages provided the perfect inspirational quotes for my layout.  The photo corners were punched from a Fiskars punch.  The arrow word title is a SVG file cut with my Cricut Explore.  A bit of Totally White Trendy Twine was the finishing accent on my layout.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderfully crafty day!