Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Copper Celebrate Card

I love metal.
So, of course I fell in love with the new DCWV Classy Copper Stack!

This paper stack has just the right amount of copper pages, prints and fun tag cut outs, you don't really need any other paper to craft a darling card!

I made this birthday card with just a few of the amazing pages from this stack, and for a bit of color I just added some paint to the floral metallic page and used as the card base.

Inside I cut out a tag and some fun copper metal shapes.

[ Some products used on this project were provided to me for review by DCWV, but all comments, ideas and images are my own ]

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Fresh California Seashell Jars

My favorite creations are those I give to the people I love, and have a meaning behind them.

I made these Seashell Jars for my niece.
My mom is bringing her out to California to hang out with me for Spring Break.
I had asked her what she wanted to do while she was out here, and it can be anything she wanted. She told me all she wanted to do was hang out, go to the beach and collect more seashells. She said she still had the ones from her 10th birthday trip here in 2011, but they didn't smell like the ocean anymore.

So I thought I would make her some jars, that sealed closed, so they could keep the ocean smell in. I made her one jar for her 2011 shells and a 2016 shell jar.

I found these darling jars at Hobby Lobby. I hand tied some jute cording to look like fishing net. I added some FotoBella Anchor Charms, some seashells I had kept from her 2011 trip, and even a picture of us from 2011 in a ModPodge Metal Charm. I used the Bo Bunny Alphabet Stamp set to stamp the location and year on some DCWV Ocean Breeze Stack cut outs.  

On the lids, I used GlueFast Acrylic Coating and layered it on thick! I covered the glue with some real SoCal beach sand and then stuck some real seashells in. I covered some of the shells with glitter, I added some Blue Moon Beads for shine, as well as some Santoro London Wood Shapes colored with my Chameleon Pens

** She loved them!! We were able to gather shells at the beach, and she filled the jar full! I couldn't be more happy!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Color,... Paint,... & just CREATE a Mother's Day Card

Hi everyone!! Ok, yes, I admit... I am a 'planner'.
I love to plan ahead, make lists and get everything in order WAY before it's actually time. I already created my Father's Day card for this year, so I decided next on my list should be my Mother's Day card.

All of my new Tombow and DCWV goodies were the perfect products to create this with.

I started with the DCWV Color & Create Birds & Butterflies Stack. I chose this fun flower and butterfly print and colored it with a Sharpie.

I then grabbed the paint from the DCWV Paint & Create Smile package and dropped a few paint splatters on the paper, and let dry.

I then water-colored this stripe card from the Paint & Create package.

I grabbed this handy Tombow MONO Removable Adhesive, and a heart shape I printed out. Instead of cutting the heart out, using it as a stencil to trace the shape on the page and then cutting again.....
I simply added a couple strips of adhesive, stuck it to the page....

And cut the shape out, through both papers! 

The adhesive peels right off! No mess, no tearing, no sticky residue.

The best part?....  You can use it again!
I stuck it on my envelope, sprayed with some paint spritz, and removed it again!

 I love the DCWV In Stitches 6x6 Stack. Full of 'stitched' designs on paper. (so you don't need to sew yourself)  The hearts matched my card perfectly. The row had 4 hearts, so I used 1 on the front, and 3 on the inside of the card. 

I used the DCWV Insta Photo Fun Pink Mini Stack for this cute pink and white stripe paper to write my note on.
I also added some bling to the front and the inside of the card with the DCWV Adhesive Jeweled Sheet

[ Some products used on this project were provided to me for review by Tombow and DCWV, but all comments, ideas and images are my own ]

Saturday, March 12, 2016

DCWV Color & Create

'Adult Coloring Books' are so hot right now!
DCWV took this trend one step further, and made these incredible Color & Create Stacks

They are giant, 65 sheet books full of incredible prints to color. The best part is that these prints are on thick cardstock, so you can tear them out and craft with them, frame them and display them.

You can use pens, markers, colored pencils and even paint on them!

[ Some products used on this project were provided to me for review by DCWV, but all comments, ideas and images are my own ]

This is the ultimate stress reliever!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Lil Monster is an Artist

My nephew is the cutest thing on this planet.
He knows the way to my heart. He models for me, has conversations with me, and I found out he loves to draw!

I created this Lil Monster Artist layout using the Bo Bunny Lil Monster I Want It All Bundle from FotoBella. He had drawn pictures of all of us, when we were on vacation. So I snuck a few from his notebook to craft a layout with them.

How cute is this!!

Thursday, March 10, 2016


Are you ready for a product feature blog?

This is my Happy Camper Layout that I just completed for the FotoBella Design Team. This month I am working with the darling My Mind's Eye Happy Camper I Want It All Bundle.

 These Bundles are amazing because they come with everything you need! They are packed full of the specific design line from the brand, and come in a nice plastic case. You need to check them out, and you can only find them at FotoBella.

So for my layout, I loved the Home Is Where You Park It sheet. I painted the top of the page with blue Prima Marketing Oil Pastels.
The sheet was solid, and I wanted it to have a sky, since my image sort of looks up to the sky. 

I added the clouds using some Prima Marketing Heavy Gesso and a cloud stencil. Then I used an old brown ink pad and dirtied up the bottom of the sheet, for a 'ground' feel. Also added a couple pine tree stamps.

I recently was accepted to be a Brand Ambassador for Tombow. I received this new and incredible little beauty from Tombow this month..... The Stamp Runner!
I am completely in love with it, and it has changed the way I craft! I pretty much used double sided tape for all of my crafts. The problem with that, is once you stick it down, you do not try to move it. Your paper will rip.

The Stamp Runner puts down this awesome adhesive strip (see image above). And you can basically choose where you want it, as each of those tiny squares are separate. So.. long strip, short, half width, you choose! It also has a 'stamp' on the end. For small areas, you simply stamp the adhesive!

 [ Some products used on this project were provided to me for review by multiple companies, but all comments, ideas and images are my own ]

 With the Tombow Stamp Runner, I was able to hold the layers in place by putting a small strip of adhesive on them, and once I had them placed how I liked, I added more adhesive and secured them to the page.
The best part!? I ended up not liking the positioning of the image when my page was complete. I was able to carefully life it off the page, move it over and press it back to the paper. Nothing was ripped or damaged!

I think I need a life time supply of this cute little wonder!