Saturday, August 15, 2015

Wedding Card

One of my favorite new DCWV Stacks, is the Happy Day Stack. Every page is incredible. I love the wood prints, the gold accents and the tags and sayings.

It was perfect for a wedding card I needed to make!

I loved the page of cute little frames. So I cut a couple out, and crafted a tux and wedding dress in each of them. I used a black woven and a white glitter sheet from the Jet Black Stack for those.

Of course I had to add some fun Blue Moon Beads! I used a gold flower charm and a couple teardrop gold shimmer beads.
Threw on some large gold sequins and some gold rhinestones for some shine.

On the inside, I cut out a portion of this amazing doily page! Stamped 'congrats' on the side and messed it a bit with some inked edges. This piece is perfect, as I plan to write the sentiment in the large doily area.

I hope you enjoyed this project and are inspired to create your own!

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

Friday, August 14, 2015

Music Is Life Accessory Hanger

Hello everyone.

I fell in love with the Project Paper sent to me by DCWV! I love how thick and durable it is, and they offer a great amount of paper on each roll. The paper is offered in so many fun prints, and one of the prints sent to me was Music Notes

My niece is very into music and is learning to play the guitar. She is still loving Zebra black and white print with neon pink accents. So I decided to combine her love of music, with her favorite colors with this project. But I wanted to make her something a bit more sophisticated since she just turned 14. I decided to create an accessory hanger for her. I make her jewelry for every Birthday, Christmas or whenever she asks, so I made sure there were enough nails on this board to hold all of her jewelry.

The Project Paper adhered quickly and perfectly to the painted wood board with some Matte Paper Mod Podge.

I made some paper flowers out of some bright, amazing sheets from the Jet Black Stack and the Ocean Breeze Stack. I added BMB Rhinestone Skulls, Neon Pink Beads and an adorable Metal Bow Bead.

The variety of Blue Moon Beads I had on hand, coordinated with my project perfectly!

I secured a BMB Rhinestone on the head of each nail hanger. Adds the perfect amount of sparkle! 

I used some DCWV Chipboard Letters to add 'Music Is Life' to the board.
I used the polka dot stencil from the DCWV DIY Stencil Project Stack with some  Tim Holtz Distress Inks to add some color and detail. I also used a heart stencil around the board.

If you want to get your hands on some of this incredible Project Paper, or any other amazing new DCWV products, head over to Joann's!

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

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Let's Get Lost Frame

Let's Get Lost Frame

I was spoiled this month with a bunch of amazing, adorable and creative new DCWV products. 

One of their new products is the Project Paper. This stuff is great! It comes rolled up like wrapping paper, but is thick and sturdy enough to use on home decor projects, or anything else you can think up!
For my Let's Get Lost Frame, I used the DCWV World Map Project Paper.

I made a simple, square frame and painted it black.

I had recently took a Lettering Class here in my hometown, and wanted to add a unique touch to this project. On a piece of vellum I hand-lettered Let's Get Lost.
I attached the vellum to the Map with some pins in each corner.

*if you live in Southern California and want to attend a Lettering Class, please contact Letter Sparrow.

I hope you enjoyed this, and are inspired to create something amazing! 

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

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.