Here Comes The Bride~

And her flower girl~

Hartly Flower Girl

I can not even begin to tell you the excitement and anticipation we all had for Tori and Blake’s big day.

Tori has been with Hartly since she was a newborn.

She has helped shape her into the amazing young lady she is.

So together Hartly and I made Tori a special card to celebrate their wedding.

Our card~

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We even dusted off the old Cricut Explore to make our blushing bride.

A close-up~

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The shimmer from the DCWV Premium 5 Pack Stack made our bride shine, yet she doesn’t even come close to the sparkle from the real bride.

And her flower girl.

Things have been really quiet here on my blog.

Between a wedding, soccer, volleyball and cross country seasons we’ve been extremely busy.

And there’s also a little thing like a baby on the way.

Now that things are slowing down I hope to be creating and blogging a bit more.

I used~

DCWV Premium 5 Pack Stack, DCWV Gems, Nina Brackett Fanciful Tags, Sizzix Embossing Folder, Cricut Tie The Knot Cartridge and Teresa Collins Ebosser

Love, Embrace And Celebrate~

It’s seems like just yesterday I received this~

Design Team Announcement

To say that I was excited is an understatement.

One of my first Stack-a-Holic Challenge layouts as a Design Team Member was this one of the kids celebrating Ashlyn and Holden’s 13th birthday~

Happy Birthday layout

Look at how small they all are.

As this is my last official post as a DCWV Design Team Member I think it’s appropriate to end with this layout of Hartly from last week.

My layout~

Love Embrace Cherish

Can you believe it?

That little girl with the Wubba hanging from her mouth is now a Nursery School graduate and soon to be a Kindergartener.

And those two teens are now driving and looking at colleges.

Time has simply flown by.

A few close-ups~

Love Embrace Cherish Close 1

Love Embrace Cherish Close 2

I used one of my all time favorite DCWV La Boutique Vintage Stack to create my layout.

I just love the colors, prints and all around feel of this stack.

If you look close enough in the upper left hand corner you will see the name Hartley is even on the patterned paper.

How perfect is that?

Thank you to DCWV for allowing me to create with your fabulous products.

It has been my pleasure and privilege to work with and get to know such talented ladies over the past three years.

This experience is something I will love, embrace and celebrate always.

I used~

DCWV La Boutique Vintage Stack
Kraft Paper, ArtC Book Pages, Ali Edwards Get Real Stamp Set, Kaisercraft Sea Breeze Sparklets , EK Success Layered Heart Punch, Crate Paper Ephemera Pack

Good Things Come In Small Packages~

Like a brand new pack of Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. He he.

Oh, and babies.

My card~

Small-Things

I used the new pens to color a Mama Elephant Up & Away bunny to accompany a baby gift we’re giving.

A close-up~

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I love how easy the pens were to blend and how bright and bold the color remains.

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Wanting to keep the focus on my bunny I placed him on a sheet of DCWV White Embossed paper backed with a coordinating polka dot paper from the DIY Project Stack Flowers.

And now I think I have a few more pens to go play with.

I used~

DCWV White Embossed Stack, DCWV DIY Project Stack Flowers
Mama Elephant Up & Away Stamps & Dies, Surprise Sentiments
My Favorite Things Cross Stitched Circle Dies, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Square Dies
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Wink Of Stella, Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock

Say Cheese~

Do you know how hard it is to get nine children to pose for one little picture? Sigh.

Unless you tell them they can make a crazy face!!

My layout~

Say Cheese

Then you just need to be ready to snap away.

I used the new layout sketch from DCWV Stack-a-Holic Sketch Challenge for May.

The sketch from Page Maps~

DCWV Stack-a-holic May Sketch

I dug out my DCWV Vintage Collector stash and simply had fun putting this layout together.

A few  close-ups~

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Although I didn’t have quite as much fun as these kids were having. He he.

I hope you’ll find time to join in this month’s challenge.

I used~

DCWV Vintage Collector Collection including Paper Stack, Postcards, Cardstock Stickers, Washi Tape and Acetate Hearts, Thickers and Papertrey Ink Sequins

Click~

Remember how much fun the girls were having with Ashlyn’s Instax camera?

To help keep everyone happy Hartly got her very own for her 5th birthday.

And it just so happens that she got a Hello Kitty Instax one.

Being a bit bigger makes it a lot easier for her to use.

So, we’ve been hearing “click” a lot.

I mean a whole lot.

My layout~

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I used DCWV Premium 5 Pack Paper Stack filled with printed cork, kraft, corrugate and shimmer paper.

I simply layered all those fabulous papers and added my embellishments.

A close-up~

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I was even lucky enough to find matching thread to use on the Amy Tangerine Sew card.

Now if I can only be so lucky to keep my stash of Instax film hidden from those girls.

I used~

DCWV Premium 5 Pack Paper Stack, Insta Photo Fun Cork Stack

Amy Tangerine Wood Veneer Card, Sew Tags, Layers Thickers, Enamel Dots, Twine, Ribbon, Camera Charm and KI Flashback Stamps

A Little Love Tucked Away~

Over Spring Break Ashlyn and Holden left the rest of us behind to travel with their classmates to Amsterdam, Paris and London.

Nice, I know.

Originally I was supposed to go with them, but life happens and I had to cancel.

Making this even more difficult was this would be the first time they traveled without any family.

So the night before they left, Hartly and I quickly made little love notes and tucked them into their suitcases to find.

Our love notes~

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We used several Mama Elephant Bear Hugs stamps and dies with the prints from DCWV DIY Project Stack Favor Boxes.

I love how a good pattern paper makes quick work of using my favorite stamps.

A close-up~

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The hardest part of our little project was sneaking our notes into their suitcases.

I’m not sure if you know or not, but four year olds are not very quiet. Or covert. He he.

But, we pulled it off.

It was such a treat to get an email from Ashlyn letting us know she found hers and that she loved us too.

Awww…

I used~

DCWV DIY Project Stack Favor Boxes
Mama Elephant Bear Hugs Stamps & Dies, Bella Blvd McIntosh Enamel Dots, Ribbon

1, 2, 3 & Here We Go~

A new DCWV Stack-a-Holic sketch challenge means it’s the perfect time to get back to work on my Disney 2014 album.

The sketch from pagemaps~

april page sketch 2015

And it just so happens that I need a layout to accompany my Happiness layout.

Please tell me that I’m not the only one who sometimes has to go back and add pages to keep the album and story flowing.

Okay, maybe I am.

My layout~

123 & Here We Go

I used the same prints from the DCWV Chick Chat Stack for this layout as well.

Of course, instead of circles I used Mickey Mouse heads.

A few close-ups~

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I guess it’s also a good thing that I take so many pictures, since it makes it that much easier to add pages.

To see more of my Disney Albums, click here.

I hope you’ll join in this month’s DCWV Stack-a-holic challenge.

I used~

DCWV Chick Chat Stack
Simple Stories Say Cheese II Collection Paper, Bits & Pieces, Stickers, Decorative Clips and Washi Strips, October Afternoon Kraft & Black Mini Market Alphas, Éclair Thickers, Bella Blvd Punch Enamel Dots, EK Success Mickey Punch
Cricut Mickey & Friends for the various Mickey Head Images

And The Winner Is…

 

Gold & Cork

 

Roseanna Crawford

March 29, 2015 at 9:31 am Edit

Thanks for sharing such an adorable album, just love the camera on the cover.

Congrats Roseanna Crawford!!

Please email me with your address and I’ll get your prize pack on the way.

And a big Thank You to everyone who joined us for The Gold & Cork Blog Hop with DCWV and Tombow.

Welcome To The Gold & Cork Blog Hop with Tombow USA & DCWV~

Gold & Cork

It’s two days filled with gorgeous projects using GOLD and CORK!

You probably came here from Jaclyn’s blog , but if you happened to just stumble across my blog make sure you go to the DCWV Blog to start at the beginning! Or better yet head to the Tombow Blog and catch all the projects from Friday.

I wouldn’t want you to miss a thing.

Insta Tombow

Guess what you get when you combine DCWV Insta Fun products, Tombow Adhesives and two snap happy girls armed with a new Instax camera?

Insta fun~

Insta Fun

It came as a bit of a surprise when Ashlyn asked an Instax camera for her birthday this year.

Little did I know that she and Hartly had secretly been using mine, so I gladly got her an adorable pink one to call her own.

After opening it those two had the best time taking picture after picture.

In fact I think they went through most of my supply of film.

So, I decided they needed an Insta Fun album to put all their pictures in.

A few close-ups~

Insta Close Cover

After cutting the various layers of my insta camera  out of papers from the DCWV Gilded Stack I used the Tombow Foam Tape to give it lots of dimension.

I love the thickness of this foam tape.

I’ve been know to double up on other brands to get the lift I like, but it wasn’t necessary with this tape.

Insta Close Camera

To keep my insta camera in place I used the Tombow Adhesive Dots that come in bright colors to adhere it to my cover.

Please tell me you’re just as excited as I am about that.

I can’t tell you how many glue dots I’ve lost or thrown away by accident thinking they were trash simply because they’re clear.

Insta Close Charm

I’ve managed to get several of the pictures added to the album.

The pages~

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I tried heat embossing a stamped image on to the DCWV Cork paper and I think it looks fabulous.

Just keep in mind to be gentle when applying heat to the cork.

As you can see their pictures are quite random, but I love that they’re out there taking them of things that interest them.

Friends

There will be more pages added to the album once I talk the littlest into it.

Currently she has them all displayed around the house. Oh my.

And now let’s talk about some PRIZES!!

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 4×4 Cork Stack, Insta Kraft Album, Accordion Album and a set of Birthday Photo Props!

Remember to “Like” Tombow USA and DCWV on Facebook.

And if that’s not enough…I will be giving away a DCWV Insta Fun Prize Pack to one lucky winner here on my blog too!! Yippee!!

Your next stop is Latrice Murphy, so keep on hopping.

In case you get lost while hopping:
DCWV Blog
Jessica Pascarella
Britt Bass
Jennifer Priest
Jaclyn Rench
Sara Andrews~ that’s me
Latrice Murphy
Tessa Buys
Yolie Burke
Karen Jiles
Marie Browning
Karla Der
Lisa Lahiff
Tina McDonald
Tombow USA Blog

I used~

DCWV Insta Fun Kraft Album, DCWV Insta Fun Printed Cardstock, DCWV The Gilded Paper Stack, DCWV The Foil Cardstock Stack and DCWV Christmas & Winter Box Of Cards, DCWV Cork Stack

Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive, Tombow Foam Tape and Tombow Adhesive Dots

Mama Elephant Purrfect Pair and Photo Bomb Stamp Sets

Blue Moon Beads Camera Charm, Tim Holtz Heart Charm, Kelly Purkey Alphabet Stickers, Bella Blvd Punch Enamel Dots, Studio Calico Badges, Amy Tangerine Washi Tape, Paperchase Ribbon and Twine, VersaMark and Embossing Powder

Insta-camera Cut file by Sarah Hurley

Happiness Starts Here & Now~

Remember way back in January, I started my 2014 Disney Album?

I’m finally back with another page.

When we arrived at the Magic Kingdom it was an absolutely gorgeous day, and it was also right when the Dream Along With Mickey show started.

Not only was the show entertaining, but we got the biggest kick out of Hartly.

At times she was singing and dancing along and others hiding behind Travis or me.

My layout~

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I used DCWV’s Chick Stack filled with bright, happy colors mixed with embellishments from Simple Stories Say Cheese collections.

A few close-ups~

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Guess who’s gotten in the habit of putting her layouts into page protectors?

Luckily this girl, because silly me knocked over an entire glass of tea over on my desk.

Magically not a drop got on either of my layouts. Yay!

To see more of my Disney 2014 Album or other Disney albums, click here.

I used~

DCWV Chick Chat Stack

Simple Stories Say Cheese & Say Chees II Bits & Pieces, Enchanted Bits & Pieces, Éclair Thickers, EK Success Mickey Punch