Sunday, March 29, 2015

DCWV Ready-Made USA Layout

What could be more easy than a DCWV Ready-Made Layout Page?
Not only do they prepare the layout page for you, but they also give you the option of customizing it as well.

Here is my USA Layout
I added some DCWV Cork Circles, wrote 2013 on them, and then painted some sparkly stars on the layout with some Martha Stewart Garnet Glitter Craft Paint.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

DCWV DIY Family Frame

I love taking an old item and re-purposing it.
I had this nice frame out on my nightstand, but basically it was just collecting dust. My sister's birthday is coming up and I thought making her a custom frame would be a perfect gift.

First, take the frame apart. Grab a spray paint color you love.
Spray both sides, and of course let it dry. 

I pulled this page from one of the brand new DCWV Mini Album. I love how you can mix and match a bunch of DCWV products that just work perfectly together.
So, with this page, I played with some Tim Holtz Distress Inks and water.

While that dried, I grabbed a fun wood shape and smudged some Milled Lavender Distress Ink. Set aside to dry.

I took the mat out of the frame and covered with with this great DCWV Premium Paper Grey Dot Velum.

Once both sides of the frame were dry, I took this beautiful Grey DCWV Premium Paper cut out sheet and ModPodge'd it to the frame.
Yes, very time consuming, but worth it. Once I had it all secured and cut off the excess, I took a Clear Coat Spray and sprayed over the frame.

While that dried, I grabbed the wood piece. I added this Family word, a butterfly and of course - a Blue Moon Bead Flower Bead!

Now put the frame together.

 Now, the frame is finished and turned out amazing! 

Sunday, March 8, 2015

DCWV Cork Gift Tags

Spring is here! Well at least where I live.
The beautiful weather this weekend inspired me to create with some bright Spring colors.

My Cork Gift Tags are perfect for any gift, Spring is filled with Weddings, Baby Showers and outside Birthday Parties.

I used the DCWV Cork Stack, and some round thin wood pieces. ModPodge'd them together and painted the edges with some bright Folk Art Paint

I cut tags out of the DCWV Corrugated Cards. I had a few mini tassels on hand, so I thought they would be a perfect addition. On each tag I added a Blue Moon Bead charm or bead.

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!