A Little Bear Love~

We have TWO big birthdays coming up in our house this week.

So, it was the perfect time to get the new DIY Project Stacks from DCWV.

To see all of them check out the new product reveal videos.

Luckily I got the DIY Project Stack Favor Boxes, since I just happen to need two boxes to hold the perfect gift for two sixteen year olds….cash.

Did you think I was going to say car keys? Ha.

All of the DIY Project Stacks are filled with fabulous patterns, vibrant colors and even templates for various projects.

Since I have the cutting abilities of a four-year old, I used my Brother Scan & Cut to scan the Take Out Box Template.

Scan 1

I cut it out of several of the papers from the stack.

Scan 2

Then it was a simple matter of scoring, gluing and decorating them.

My boxes~

Bear Box Close 2

A close-up~

Bear Box Close

Can you tell I just got a new stamp set from Mama Elephant?

And I’m crazy about the bears in the Bear Hugs set.

So I also made a coordinating card using the patterned papers from the DIY Project Stack Flowers.

My card~

Bear Card

The bright colors and fun patterns made it so easy to stamp and cut my images and quickly assemble my card.

A close-up~

Bear Card Close

I think that star patterned paper is quickly becoming one of my favorites.

All together~

Bear Box Set

Okay, I think all of these stacks are quickly becoming my favorites.

Did I mention most of the papers are double-sided? Squeal.

Make sure you check out the DCWV blog to see all of the new releases from JoAnn Stores and to see what the other designers come up with.

I used~

DCWV DIY Project Stack Favor Boxes, DIY Project Stack Flowers from JoAnn Stores
Mama Elephant Bear Hugs Stamps & Dies, Landscape Trio, Sew Fancy and Stitched Sky Dies
Teresa Collins Cut ‘n Boss, Brother Scan & Cut, EK Layered Heart Punch

A Walk In The Woods~

Have you seen the new DCWV Mini Book kits?

Especially the Kraft & Gold Mini Book?

Swoon.

Seriously, I can’t get enough of kraft and gold together.

And that’s why I paired the Kraft & Gold Mini Book with the Foil Cardstock Stack, Foiled Vellum Stack and even Christmas & Winter Box Of Cards with foil to make my A Walk In The Woods Mini Album.

The cover~

Cover 1

I might have added a few glittered Thickers in there too for extra sparkle.

The prints in the Mini Book are perfect for my outdoorsy pictures, since it’s filled with florals, wood grain and even a bit of a nautical theme.

The kit has 19 printed pages, 20 cutouts, and 2 sticker sheets making it easy to complete especially when you have a four-year old helping you.

The pages~

Walk 1

Walk 2

Walk 3

Walk 4

Walk 5

Walk 6

Walk 7

Walk 8

Walk 9

Walk 10

I used a few embellishments from the Heidi Swapp Project Life Kit, but I made a lot of my own using my layered heart punch and the coordinating papers.

A few close-ups~

Walk 5 Close 2

Walk 9 Close Up 1

Walk 9 Close Up 2

Walk 10 Close Up

And I have to tell you about the Teresa Collins Studio Gold Gold Metal Dots.

They are absolutely fabulous.

I will be stocking up on more. Soon.

I used~

DCWV Kraft & Gold Mini Book, DCWV Foil Cardstock Stack Neutrals, DCWV Foiled Vellum Stack, DCWV Christmas & Winter Box Of Cards
Teresa Collins Studio Gold Star Charms, Paperclips and Gold Metal Dots, Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Open Book Rub Ons, Story and Daiquiri Thickers, Papertrey Ink Twine, Heidi Swapp Project Life Embellishments, EK Success Heart Punch, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

Hello Love And Hello February~

With the February well under way it’s time to add photos to Hartly’s Hello 2015 Mini Album.

Hello 2015 Insta Fun

And what’s a better start to February than her Happy Warthog’s Day picture?

Feb Mini

Seriously, I don’t make this stuff up.

Even two weeks later it’s still Warthog’s Day rather than Groundhog.

A few close-ups~

Feb Mini Left

I used several stamp sets to make my title.

Unfortunately I smudged it a bit, but Hartly doesn’t seem to care.

I also cut a 4×4 sheet of paper in half, scored it in the middle and used it to put my journaling inside.

Feb Mini Right

I’m hoping her Warthog didn’t see his shadow, so hopefully Spring and warmer weather is on it’s way.

To see more of Hartly’s mini album, click here.

I used~

DCWV Insta Photo Fun Album, Printed Cardstock, Die Cut Cardstock Cards, Page Protectores
WPlus9 Bubble Talk Stamps, Heidi Swapp Stamps, Ali Edwards Gathering Stamps, My Mind’s Eye Cupid’s Arrow Enamel Shapes
American Button Machine For Handmade Flair Using Lori Whitlock Image

It’s Mail Time!!

A certain little girl and I were quite busy this weekend making Valentine’s Day cards for her upcoming Nursery School party.

We had all sorts of plans for her cards, but they all changed once I showed her several of the Disney Valentines.

We printed and organized them Friday night.

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Saturday morning Hartly organized them again and signed each one while I was busy making envelopes using the We R Memory Keeper Envelope Punch Board.

I love that thing.

At least once I read the directions.

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After we had all the cards and envelopes ready to go it was quickly decided that she needed something to store them safely in. Sigh.

So we grabbed a DCWV Kraft Mailer Box, The Winter In The Woods Stack and a cute Lettering Delights image and got busy.

Bear Box

A close-up~

Bear Box Side

Now everything will stay perfectly organized~

Packed

Heaven knows we don’t want anyone getting the wrong Valentine after we spent a lot of time deciding just who would get which one.

And I mean a lot of time.

Now that she’s got her very own Valentine Box, maybe I’ll get the one I made last week back.

XOXO

A close-up~

xoxo side

But, somehow I doubt it.

I used~

DCWV Kraft Mailer Boxes, DCWV Premium Paper Collection 5 Pack, DCWV The Winter In The Woods Stack 6×6, DCWV Insta Photo Fun Die Cut Cardstock Cards, DCWV Gems
Amy Tangerine Washi Tape, Ribbon, Enamel Dots, Thickers, Sequins Papertrey Ink Sprinkles Make It Market Kit Dies, Mama Elephant Pandamonium Stamps,
Lettering Delights Squawk Box Bear cut at 5.75″

Hello Mouse & Co. 2014~

And goodbye procrastination. He he.

I’ve decided that starting your former Disney vacation album right after you book your next Disney vacation might not be the best way to record all those memories.

So, I am a bit excited to say that I have officially started my Disney 2014 album.

My layout~

Hello Mouse 2014

I wanted everything to compliment rather than compete with my picture of Cinderella’s Castle taken when we first entered the Magic Kingdom, so I chose a textured paper and vellum prints from the DCWV Premium Paper Collection 5 Packs.

The Premium Paper Collection 5 Packs are filled with various types of specialty papers including textured, foil, vellum, burlap and laser cut papers.

A few close-ups~

Hello Mouse 2014 Close 1

Hello Mouse 2014 Close 2

Using a Mickey punch and several papers with different textures and finishes I was easily able to make my coordinating Disney embellishments.

If you’ve been to Disney lately, you know that you come home with lots of little collectibles like trading pins and even now your Magic Band, so I decorated a DCWV Kraft Nesting box to house some of Hartly’s little trinkets.

Hartly’s Mouse House~

Mouse House

Mouse House Side

With just a few bits, pieces and some washi tape her box was ready.

And since she also knows the Nesting Box set includes 11 more boxes that’s a good thing, because it looks like I’ve got more to make.

Oh boy.

I used~

DCWV Premium Paper Collection 5 Pack, DCWV Kraft Nesting Box Set, DCWV Insta Photo Fun Foiled Cardstock Stack
EK Success Mickey Punch, Enamel Dots, Simple Stories Say Cheese Die Cut Elements, October Afternoon Gray & Crème Mini Market, Root Beer Float Thickers, Washi Tape
Cricut Mickey & Friends for the large kraft Mickey head

One Heart Is Simply Not Enough~

To hold all of my love for you.

Awww…isn’t that sweet?

It’s from the Papertrey Ink Happy Hearts stamp set.

And perfect for my card of hearts.

And Valentine’s Day.

My card~

One Heart card

Can you tell I had a bit of fun with my Layered Heart Punch and the DCWV Premium Paper Collection 5 Packs?

A close-up~

One Heart card close

I love all the specialty papers found in the 5 Packs.

They have everything from vellum to foil to glossy papers and more.

All which are perfect for layering and adding texture, shine and interest to a project.

Now let’s all hope I don’t lose this card before the big day gets here.

I’ve been know to do that once or twice.

I used~

DCWV Premium Paper Collection 5 Packs, EK Success Layered Heart Punch, TH Tiny Attacher, Papertrey Ink Happy Hearts Stamps

You’re Pretty Much My Favorite Of All Time In The History Of Ever.~

Yep, that’s pretty much how I feel about this little girl.

All my children actually.

But, this is the littlest’s Hello 2015 album.

And this is the picture she chose for its start~

Smile Page One

Oh my.

However the next picture which I chose is just cuteness overload.

My little panda~

Page Two

I continued the panda theme by using Mama Elephant Pandamonium stamps to create a panda and sequin filled pocket to compliment my other card filled pockets and flair badge.

Page Three

The pages together~

Page Two &Three

The DCWV Insta Photo Fun Pocket Pages, Die Cut Cardstock Cards and Mini Stacks make completing these pages so quick, easy and fun.

It’s a perfect way to let my four-year old help with creating her own album.

Now if she’d just return with my tape runner. Sigh.

I used~

DCWV Insta Photo Fun Album, Insta Photo Fun Pocket Pages, Insta Photo Printed Cardstock, Insta Photo Fun Diecut Cardstock Cards
Mama Elephant Pandamonium Stamps cut with the Brother Scan & Cut, My Mind’s Eye Cupid’s Arrow Enamel Shapes, Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow Sequins, Papertrey Ink Chunky Glitter, EK Layered Heart Punch
Handmade Flair Badges:
You’re Pretty Much Phrase by Lori Whitlock
Today by Simple Stories

Hello 2015~

Happy New Year!

Have you seen the new DCWV Insta Photo Fun Collection at Joann’s? Swoon.

As soon as I did I ran right out and purchased it.

Insta Fun~

Hello 2015 Insta Fun

A lot of it.

Needless to say December was filled with keeping up with my December Daily album, so it all just sat.

Unless you count the times I had to chase down a certain 4 year old who was determined that at least one of the albums was hers.

So, I decided she was right.

Hartly’s Hello 2015 album~

Hello 2015 Cover

Each month she and I will pick out several pictures to add to her little album.

The Insta Fun pocket pages are perfect for Instagram sized pictures like 4×4, 3×3 and 2×3 pictures.

You know how that little girl loves a selfie.

And let me tell you she is super excited about this project.

The side~

Hello 2015 Cover Side

She even chose the adorable little bear for the cover.

A close-up~

Hello 2015 Cover  Up Close

Thinking the “Oh the places you’ll go” phrase was perfect for the start of a new year I made a bit of Dr Seuss flair.

Now if you’ll excuse me, someone is already asking when we’re going to add the pictures.

That girl.

I used~

DCWV Insta Photo Fun Album, Insta Photo Fun Foiled Cardstock
DCWV The Basics Stack, The Basics Stack Brights & Pastels, The Jewel Colored Cardstock Stack
DCWV Gem Stickers
Kelly Purkey Alphabet Stickers, Clear Wink of Stella
Beary Special Valentine Bear from PPbN Designs cut at 3.3″
Kolette Hall Dr. Seuss phrase for handmade flair

Dear Santa~

I got your letter.

Well, actually Hartly got your letter.

And boy, was she excited.

Are you absolutely, positive you have her on the right list?

Just kidding. Kind of.

After receiving Santa’s letter Hartly, Ashlyn and Holden all had to write him back as well as complete their Christmas lists for him and especially for me.

So, I thought it would be nice to have a special keepsake box to store all these letters and lists.

Dear Santa

I started with a plain, kraft Mailer Box from DCWV, covered it with prints from the DCWV Candy Cane Lane Stack and added my die cut Santa plus a few embellishments.

A few close-ups~

Dear Santa Box Close

Dear Santa Close Up 3

I cut strips of matching paper to cover the sides and then ran ribbon around it.

Dear Santa Close Up 2

As you can see I have a great love of Pop Dots.

And I’m quite enjoying using my Wink Of Stella to add sparkly touches of glitter.

With the letters tucked in~

Santa Box with Santa letter

Now all we need to add is the letter from the Big Guy when he hopefully comes to our house tonight.

I better go stock up on milk and cookies.

Merry Christmas everyone!!

I used~

DCWV Medium Square Kraft Mailer Box, DCWV Candy Cane Lane, DCWV 12×12 Jewel Colored Cardstock Stack, DCWV 6×6 Jewels Textured Cardstock Stack
Cricut’s Seasonal Characters for Santa cut at 7″
Twine, Jingle Thickers, October Afternoon Chalk & Slate Mini Market Alpha, Jingle Bells, Clear Wink Of Stella, Celebrate It Ribbon

Welcome to the DCWV and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Winter blog hop~

Join DCWV and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®  December 8th ~ 12th as both blogs will be sharing fun winter projects featuring products from both companies.

Check in each day on both blogs for chances to win lots of fabulous prizes.

And who doesn’t like prizes?

Over the years I have made several seasonal wreathes to hang in our breakfast nook; however, my hubby has repeatedly pointed out that I have not yet made a Winter inspired one.

My wreath~

Wreath

He can’t say that now. He he.

I used two prints from the DCWV Candy Cane Lane Stack to cut my poinsettia.

I wanted a vintage look to my flowers, so I used Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Butterscotch Gelatos to age them.

Making 2

I used a paint brush to paint the Gelatos mixed with water onto the petals.

This was also the perfect time to shape my petals while they were damp.

Since this wreath  is for Winter I thought it needed a bit of sparkle.

Making 4

Okay, maybe a lot of sparkle.

I used Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Glaze to coat the petals and then sprinkled them heavily with Martha Stewart Coarse Glitter.

Making 5

I will warn you that if you attempt this be prepared to have glitter everywhere.

Currently my craft room looks like Tinker Bell has been here.

Then it was simply a matter of hot gluing my flowers together and onto the wreath.

To add a bit more dimension and texture I embossed several petals cut from the DCWV Foiled Vellum Stack and added throughout the paper flowers.

A few close-ups~

Wreath Close Up 1 Wreath Close Up 4 Wreath Close Up 3 Wreath Close Up 2

I hope you will check out all the projects featured during the DCWV and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Winter blog hop.

Leave a comment here telling what your favorite Holiday decoration is by midnight Sunday December 14th for your chance to win a DCWV prize pack filled with Christmas Stacks and other DCWV goodies from me.

A random winner will be announced Monday December 15th.

Good luck!

I used~

DCWV Candy Cane Lane Stack, Foiled Vellum Stack

Faber-Castell Memory Craft Glaze and Butterscotch Double Scoop Gelatos

3D Poinsettia Image by Amanda McGee, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder, Martha Stewart Coarse Glitter, Grapevine Wreath, Ribbon