Saturday, March 28, 2015

DCWV-Tombow USA Blog Hop- Day 2

Hi and Welcome to the Gold and Cork Blog Hop with Tombow USA and DCWV! 

We have 2 days full with gorgeous projects using GOLD and CORK! You probably came here from Lisa Lahiff's  blog but if you happened to stumble across my blog go to the  DCWV Blog to start! 

For my project today I created a scrapbook page. I used the The DCWV Gilded Stack, a 4x4 Cork Stack. I adore the patterns and colours in this stack! The background is the reverse side of one of the papers, so it's actually double sided!
To adhere my rings down, I used the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. The layers are all held down with Tombow Xtreme Adhesiver. This adhesive works amazingly!! It does really well with the cork layers as well!! And finally I used the NEW Tombow Foam Tape to adhere my photo and give a bit of depth to my page. I LOVE layers and dimension, and this adhesive helped me to achieve that!


To win, visit and comment on the participating blog posts. You have until March 31st at 11:59 EST to comment. A winner will be picked randomly and announced on April 1st 2015.

Tombow will be giving away: Tombow Xtreme Adhesive, NEW Tombow Adhesive Dots, NEW Tombow Foam Tape and everyone’s favorite the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue!

DCWV will be giving away: The DCWV Gilded Stack, a 4x4 Cork Stack, Insta Kraft Album, Accordion Album and a set of Birthday Photo Props!
Here is a list of todays participants... in case you have missed any!

Remember to “Like” Tombow USA and DCWV on Facebook.
Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Until Next time...
Happy Creating!!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Shabby Chic Birdhouse With DCWV

Hello all!!! Spring...  was really hoping it was on it's way... but now they are calling for another 30-45 cm of snow this weekend!!! Will it ever end?? LOL!!

However, I was feeling pretty "springy" when I created this project!!  DCWV has recently come out with DIY Project Stacks!! For the beginner crafter, they are fabulous, because they give you everything you need, including instructions!! For the more advanced crafter, they give you a basic design and then it is up to YOU to make it into something more!!! They are awesome!
The stack I used for this project is called Butterflies and Birds. It comes with 3 template sheets, 22 double sided card stock (many with a gorgeous pattern!) and 16 perforated sheets... that make over 800 butterflies! This is a super fun stack! And the colours are TO DIE FOR!!!
I used a birdhouse template that is included with this stack and traced them onto the papers I used... also in the stack. I used ScorTape to adhere it together and then inked the edges using Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Vintage Sepia ink to add a distressed look to the edges. Then came the fun of decorating it!!!
 I used some Want2Scrap pearls,  May Arts Lace, Cosmo Cricket tiny Text word strips, Spellbinders die template...and of course the butterflies from this DCWV Stack.
I added some twine to the top so that I can hang it if I decide that I want to. :)
This simple birdhouse has SOOO many options when it comes to personalizing it!! I think If I do one again I will begin with a cardboard base so that I have a more sturdy birdhouse for longer. Because I REALLY like the look of it!!!
This DIY Project Stack, along with 7 others are available at  JoAnn Stores.  So unfortunately we can not get them here in Canada... but if you CAN get them, do so! It's so worth it!! Check out the DCWV blog to see the other fabulous DIY stacks that are available!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!!
Until next time...
Happy Creating!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A New Adventure!

Hello all!! Just finished March Break here... so it's been busy stretch! Ha, who am I kidding! When ISN'T it!! :)

Today I'm excited to share with you a brand new opportunity that has come my way!! I have been asked to join the staff of Scrap N'Art Online Magazine!!! This is a super fun magazine that has some AMAZING things coming up!! If you are new to it, I'd definitely recommend that you stop on over and subscribe!!! I can promise you will not be disappointed! :)
Here are a couple of sneak peeks from the March issue... that's all I can share! You'll have to stop on over to see more!

Thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to share more of the fabulousness that is taking place over at Scrap N'Art!!!
Until next time... Happy Creating!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Imagine Crafts Staz On Studio Glaze

Hello all! Today I am here to share a scrapbook page with you using the NEW Studio Glaze form IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko!! This stuff is so much fun on paper, as well as a million other things!! It is a "Staz On" product, so like Staz On ink, it actually stays on!! :)

So today I am sharing a video tutorial as to just how I used this product on my layout!

Thanks for stopping by!
Until Next time...
Happy Creating!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

DCWV presents Seaside Yacht

Good morning all!!! Today I'm here to share with you a series of cards that I created using DCWV's brand new Seaside Yacht stack which has just been released in Michaels stores!!! LOVE this colour scheme!!!

Each of these cards took only 5 minutes to make!!! so 3 cards in 15 minutes? Yes please!!! Everything you need is in this stack... patterns, sentiments, tags and texture!! I just added some card stock, card bases and a little touch of embellishing and they are done! SUPER easy, and if I do say so myself, kinda cute too!!

For more details on these cards, stop by my post on the DCWV blog!! 
This stack has just been released at Michaels stores, so keep your eyes out! I can't wait to create some scrapbook pages with this stack as well!!
Thanks for stopping by!!! Later this week I will be sharing a couple of videos using IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko products! They are SO much fun!!!
Until nest time...
Happy Creating!!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Believe in Yourself : Spellbinders Contemporary Squares

Contemporary Squares border makes for a fun, modern design for a scrapbook page. Although this die is perfect for cards, as you can see, also works perfectly on a page when paired with a 3x4” photo. The die gives a great graphic feel and a masculine look. By using the negatives pieces as well as the actual die cuts, we are able to piece together a fun and detailed focal point, with very little going to waste!!

For full step by step instructions on how I created this page, please visit the Spellbinders blog. I have instructions and step out photos!!

Spellbinders Supplies:

Cross Promotional Partner Products:

Other Supplies:

Patterned Paper; cardstock, Word stickers, enamel dots, paper trimmer, scissors

The extra cuts that we make in this project are not for nothing! Be sure to keep all of those extra pieces and set them aside! They work fabulously for creating a last minute project when you are in a pinch!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Until Next Time,
Happy Creating!

Friday, January 30, 2015

DCWV Insta Photo Fun Valentines Album

Hello all!! Valentines day is right around the corner, so I'm trying to get some fun things created early this year!! DCWV made this SUPER doable with their Insta Photo Fun collection!! This collection can be found at JoAnn Stores!!
I used their  4x4" black Insta Photo Fu album, which actually measures 6.26 x 5.625", with 4" square page inserts. There are a variety of gorgeous fun colours for these albums, including yellow, blue pink...
The Insta Photo Fun Collection also has Diecut Cardstock Cards. I will be  using these throughout the inside of my album. but I also used them on my inside and outside covers, as well as on the binding. I love this little silver label on the side of each album!

And here is the inside of the front cover...

I layered some of the die cut cards together as well as adding some Spellbinders dies on here. of course... :)
I can't wait to fill this little album with photos of my gang over the next couple of weeks!! Stop by again to see!!

DCWV Insta Photo Fun album, Diecut card stock cards, Mirrored Hearts, Adhesive fabric
Spellbinders® Grand Calibur Machine, Chevron Border, Standard Circles Sm, Lg
Beacon 3in1 Adhesive.
Twine, wood embellishments

Thanks for stopping by!
Until Next Time...
Happy Creating!