Friday, February 20, 2015

DCWV Mini Albums - - - YES Please!!

Hello Everyone and Happy Friday!

I know most of you out there, including myself, are so happy when Friday rolls around! Know what else you should be excited about?


Yes, and I have a good one for you! Visit DCWV Blog to learn about their new mini albums, they have a style, size and print for each and every one of you.
i am lucky enough to work with the Chic Accordion Album. This adorable little thing is 4.5" x 4.5", and the pages are 4" x 4".

If you follow my work, you might have noticed I tend to work slightly backwards. Even though I am showing you this adorable album front to back, I actually worked on it center to back, to front. The album cover was the final stage. 
So for the cover of this cute album I attached a strip of the hot pink Glitter Stack paper, and a cut out of the Chalk Art Stack. I used some chipboard letters from the Street Lace Chipboard Box and with a sponge added some Steel Grey Folk Art Paint. Once I had everything secured in the placement I liked, I added some Butterfly and Stars Adhesive Mirror embellishments.

This is the first page of the album. On the left I layered up some Glitter Folk Art Paint, Pink Glitter Stack paper, Adhesive Mirrors and a strip from the Adhesive Jewel Sheet.

On the right side, I took an Insta Photo Fun clear pocket and cut it in half. I secured it with hot glue where there binder holes are and added some Buttons on top to cover the holes. I took a Pink page from the Insta Photo Fun paper, folded it in half, and used it as an envelop flap. I added the stamp 'Pik Me' on the flap. This pocket is for holding guitar picks.


On the next accordion page I used a teal Shimmer Stack paper and Chalk Art Stack words with an adorable picture of my niece and her new pink guitar.
On the right side, I used a large piece of the Chalk Art Stack and wrote a quote that my niece loves.

Here are the last pages of this side of the album. Here I used the same teal Shimmer Stack paper, Chalk Art Stack works and details, and then added a Insta Photo Fun journal card under the picture, topped off with a strip from the Adhesive Jewel Sheet.

 ... and we can't forget the Blue Moon Bead charm accents!!

I left the other side of the accordion album blank, so she can add her own details from concerts or performances.


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

First Day Layout

I love being able to capture a single moment, and be able to tell the story to everyone, simply through the amazing paper and incredible embellishments.

I am completely spoiled by DCWV, and with so many great products, I wanted to use as many as I could in a single project.

For this layout I hope I captured his pure joy and pride, but also if you read into it, you can see his parents are sad he's growing up too fast!

DCWV Buttons and Ribbons finished off the page with a pop of color.

 In creating some layers and dimension on my page, I mixed some gel medium with Folk Art Paint in Light Blue, used my Scor-Pal Tool and rubbed it over a triangle shape stencil. The paint mixed perfectly and I loved I was able to customize a color to match.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Say Cheese - Chalk Art Layout

I am in love with all things - chalkboard!
This Chalk Art Stack by DCWV is just fabulous! The thick paper sheets even have a wonderful chalkboard texture!

For this layout, I used a Chalk Art Stack sheet for the full page.
I combined this with a teal sheet from the Shimmer Stack and these perfectly adorable Insta Photo Fun Cardstock details.

I wanted to give the page a more personal touch, so I used the Folk Art Paint in Teal and Hologram Extreme Glitter to highlight, outline and add texture to the page and the Insta sheets.

I then created 2 flowers and added some wire wrapped Blue Moon Beads silver beads and Journey charm to finish off the page.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Jewelry Starter Kit

As you may know, my biggest fan is my niece. She loves every piece of jewelry I make for her. Last Easter I sat down with her and we created some unique jewelry just for her. She seemed to love it, so as a Christmas gift I thought I would give her some beads and findings, and see what she creates on her own.

I started with this cute little jar.

She plays guitar, so this DCWV music paper from the DCWV Premium Paper Collection was perfect! I cut a flowing shape out of it, then spritzed it with water. I then took Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and rubbed it along the edge. Holding it upright made it run with the water drops. I then took a wet cotton swab and added slight shades of Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers and Milled Lavender Distress Inks throughout the paper. I then sprayed Time Holtz Perfect Pearls Mists in Biscoti over the entire paper to give it a nice shimmer.

After that dried, I secured to the jar with ModPodge, and went on to add some DCWV Adhesive Jewels and Buttons. I found this cute purple Butterfly on the DCWV Premium Paper Collection, cut it out and inked the edges with Tim Holtz Milled Lavender Distress Ink, and glued it to the jar.

On the top of the jar lid, I cut out this amazing Black Sparkle DCWV Premium Paper and secured it with ModPodge. I cut a "J" out of the Adhesive Jewel Sheet, and then cut some flowers and leaves out of the Premium Paper Collection as well.

I filled this cute jar with beads and added it to her starter kit of elastic, cording and glue. I can't wait to see what she creates!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

DCWV Christmas 2014 Layout

I hope everyone had a great Holiday!! However you celebrated, now comes the exciting part: start scrapping those memories!!

I couldn't wait to start in on mine.
I started my scrapping off with a sketch from DCWV. It worked perfectly with the papers and the fun theme I created.

Here I used a variety of wonderful DCWV products including the Christmas Creations Stack, Adhesive Glitter Paper, Adhesive Jeweled Sheet and Adhesive Mirrors. I secured the whole page with some Scor-Tape.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wrap Gifts with DCWV Paper!

Merry Christmas!!
If you are rushing to get your gifts wrapped, and don't want to go out to the store one more time, and buy wrapping paper... just use some of the beautiful DCWV paper!

With these gifts, I used 2 sheets each, and added a couple strips of contrast ribbon around the paper seam. Add a DCWV Christmas Tag and a bow.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

RePurposed Holiday Gift Box

Happy Holidays!!

The countdown to Christmas is in full swing.. with only a few days left!

What is more meaningful then the gift itself? Well the thought of course!! But next up... the packaging. Everyone loves a custom, handmade package to show just how much thought was put into the art of giving.
Grab your DCWV Holiday Glitzy Glitter Stack and Winter In the Woods Stack. Find a brown ink pad, some ModPodge, scissors and a random box that might be just the right size.

I chose this GoPro box. I loved the size and the little insert.
Start measuring, cutting, ModPodge-ing..

Pretty soon you will have the perfect custom gift box to hold your thoughtful Holiday Gift!