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~

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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

I Heart You.~

And I heart this fabulous little card I spotted on Pinterest.

So, I decided to use it as my inspiration for the Cricut Circle Stashing Thru The Snow Challenge: You’ve Pinned It, You’ve Liked It, You’ve Bookmarked It, So Make It!!

My card~

I heart you.

As you can see I stayed really close to the original card with just a few minor changes.

But, the heart remained the same.

A close-up~

I heart you. close up

I heart that I was able to use so many of my leftovers from a previous Teresa Collins class.

It makes my little heart go pitter patter to be using not only my stash of supplies, but also some of those wonderful projects I’ve loved and pinned.

I used~

Teresa Collins Save The Date Collection including Paper, Buttons, Tags and Decorative Brads, Miscellaneous Enamel Dots, Ribbon, Twine, Papertrey Ink Sprinkle Heart Die, Teresa Collins Embosser

Not A Creature Was Stirring~

Not even a mouse.

Okay, maybe this little guy is up to something.

Sure looks like it.

My card~

Mouse Card

I think he’s trying to get a peek at the big guy himself, Santa.

A close-up~

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I hope my mischievous mouse will help brighten the day of a certain little girl.

And if you’re a card marker I hope you’ll join me in sending little Addie a lifetime of Christmas cards.

I used~

DCWV Candy Cane Lane Stack, DCWV Gems
AC Wondermint Stamps, Clear Winks Of Stella
Cricut Birthday Bash for the Mouse cut at 4.5″

A Grateful Heart~

While I had my  DCWV Sweater Weather stack out, I decide to make a tag for the upcoming holiday.

My tag~

Grateful Tag

It would be perfect to accompany a gift bottle of wine or any other hostess gift.

A close-up~

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Earlier I had played around with the DCWV Burlap, stencils and Whipped Spackle for another project, so I thought the heart shape would be perfect for this tag.

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I even got a little creative and added glitter to the spackle for a bit of extra shine.

It’s hard to see in the pictures since we’re on Day 2 of clouds and rain here in Virginia, but it’s there and shines.

In case you’ve never worked with stencils or spackle I’ve included my process~

A few helpful tidbits~

Use tape to hold your paper and stencil in place.

Use less spackle than you think you need too.

Take your time.

And most importantly have fun getting a little messy!

Let me know if you have any other helpful tips to share.

I used~

DCWV Sweater Weather Stack, Sweater Weather 6×6 Stack, Fall & Halloween Corrugate Stack, Burlap Stack, DCWV 12 x 12 Template

Ranger Kraft Tag, Faber Castle Whipped Spackle, Martha Stewart Coarse Glitter, Papertrey Ink Twine, Seam Binding Ribbon, Buttons

i love you {thisssss} much!

Yes, I do.

Aren’t these pandas adorable?

My card~

Panda-Love

I used Mama Elephant’s Pandamonium stamp set along with their Creative Cuts dies to create my card.

A close-up~

Panda-Love-Close

While I bought the matching dies for the panda stamps I actually used my Brother Scan & Cut to cut my panda bears.

I love how quick and easy it is to cut multiple images out at one time.

Especially when a certain little girl keeps running off with my pandas.

I guess she loves the {thissssss} much too.

I used~

Glitz Uncharted Waters 6×6 Paper Pad, Mama Elephant Pandamonium Stamp Set and Creative Cut Dies, Brother Scan & Cut, EK Layered Heart Punch, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher and Copics

Ding Dong~

It’s November!

And that means its time for a new DCWV Stack-a-Holic Challenge.

This month’s layout sketch~

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I always love Susan’s sketches, so if you ever need some inspiration head straight to her blog.

Since my DCWV Eek-a-Boo stack was still sitting out, I decided to start on this year’s Halloween pictures.

My layout~

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Of course, Hartly was Elsa.

Was there ever any doubt about that? He he.

A close-up~

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I love these pictures of her trick-or-treating at Grandma Sally’s house.

What you don’t see fully in the pictures is the life-size talking witch that greets all trick-or-treaters.

But, you can see the apprehension in Hartly’s face.

However, the promise of cookies, candy and a great big hug from Grandma won out in the end.

The card sketch by DT Member Tessa~

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I love all the little blocks on this sketch.

It gave me the chance to use many of my favorite patterns from the Sweater Weather 6×6 Stack.

My card~

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I found I had a set of buttons that matched the paper perfectly.

A close-up~

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So grab your favorite DCWV stacks and join in this month’s Stack-a-Holic Challenge.

I can’t wait to see what you make.

I used~

DCWV Eek-a-Boo Stack, DCWV Fall & Halloween Sequins, Recollection Sequins and Elm Thickers
DCWV Sweater Weather 6×6 Stack, Papertrey Ink Vintage Buttons, Twine

It’s A Good Day To Be Happy~

Especially if it’s your birthday.

Lately I’ve been playing around with my Copics and trying to learn to color.

Which has led me to several new to me stamp companies like Mama Elephant where I might have picked up a few new stamp sets.

And dies.

And inks.

Including this little guy I used on my niece’s birthday card~

Good-Day

I stamped, then colored the image and finally used my Brother Scan & Cut to do my fussy cutting.

A close-up~

Good-Day-Close

I wanted my little guy to be flying high, so I added star sequins that matched my Glitz paper perfectly.

The inside~

Good-Day-Inside

So, let me know if you have any stamp suggestions.

It’s always a good day to do some shopping. He he.

I used~

Glitz Unchartered Waters 6×6 Paper Pad, Mama Elephant Up & Away Stamps, Studio Calico Sequins, Brother Scan & Cut

A Little Spooky Mail~

Every once in a while it’s good to challenge yourself.

Or so I’m told.

I decided to do this by joining in the Cricut Message Board Fabulous Partnered Postcard Swap.

Sounds easy, right?

That’s what I thought until someone mentioned they needed to be flat and mail-able. Yikes!

Most of you know that I don’t do flat well. He he.

My postcards~

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I used bits and pieces from several of my favorite Halloween collections layered on chipboard.

A few close-ups~

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Remember when I mentioned my shaker card addiction?

I know there’s NO way this is passing any postal regulations.

But, it’s cute.

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I used Glow In the Dark glitter to add extra steam to my little witch’s cauldron.

And I sent a note to my partner suggesting she not to mail this one either.

I’m hoping the rest will be okay as I tried to keep them simple.

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Next up….Thanksgiving and Fall postcards. Oh my.

I used~
October Afternoon Witch Hazel Collection, My Mind’s Eye Wicker Collection, Chipboard, Vellum, DCWV Fall & Halloween Sequins, Twine, Martha Stewart Glitter and Glow In The Dark Glitter
SVGCuts Midnight Jamboree Jack O’Lantern Image

Howling Fun!!~

This Saturday I took joined in True Scrap 6, an online, live virtual paper crafting event hosted by Lain Ehmann.

While I was busy watching and learning from teachers like Jennifer Gallacher, Nichol Margouirk, Noel Hyman and many others I decided to do a bit of coloring.

Multi-tasking at it’s best, right?

I colored several images, but I needed a little card to slip into a package I was sending.

And this little guy was perfect for it.

My card~

Howling-Watermark

I colored Tiddly Inks Spooking Pup, cut him and a shadow layer with the Brother Scan & Cut and layered various elements from the My Mind’s Eye Mischievous collection.

A close-up~

Howling-Close-Up

Hopefully my howling hound will bring lots of Halloween happiness. He he.

I used~
My Mind’s Eye Mischievous 6×6 Paper Pad and Chipboard Stickers, American Crafts Halloween Stickers, Neenah White Cardstock, Ranger Kraft Tag and Tiddly Inks Spooky Pup Digital Stamp
Brother Scan & Cut

Welcome To The DCWV Too Cute To Spook Halloween Blog Hop~

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Today the current DCWV Design Team is bringing you a group of projects that were made using the newest, cutest DCWV Halloween stack, Eek-a-Boo!

Halloween is quickly approaching and it’s time to turn your spooky crafting up to high gear!

If you didn’t come from Karen’s blog, hop back on your broom and fly to the DCWV blog to make sure you don’t miss a creepy, crawly thing.

Want to know what’s scary?

How much I love shaker cards.

I think it’s why I have so many sequins.

Seriously, I even found a way to put a shaker element on my one of my last layouts.

So when I saw SVGCuts Moon Card in their Haunted Forest Collection, I knew I needed to find a way to turn it into a shaker card.

My card~

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I grabbed my favorite patterns and colors from the Eek-a-Boo stack and used my Cricut Explore to cut the card.

To create the shaker element I place a transparency sheet under my moon cuts and then used foam tape to create lift and act as a bumper for the sequins.

The making of a shaker card~

Moon-Shaker-Inside

I also added an additional layer to the back of the card front to close in the star openings.

We don’t want any sequins falling out.

And just how cute do those DCWV Fall & Halloween star sequins look in there?

Too cute if you ask me.

A few close-ups~

Moon-Shaker-Face-Close

Moon-Shaker-Close-Up

I layered the star cuts with a Halloween flair badge, more sequins and a bit of the Fall & Halloween Chipboard Glitter Frames.

Now run like zombies are chasing you to Rachel’s blog to see what she has in store for you.

Leave comments along the way to be entered to win a treat from DCWV.

You have until Monday Oct 20th at 8 am EST to enter so don’t delay!!

Three winners will be announced on the DCWV Blog Tuesday Oct 21st.

Hopefully, it will be you!

I used~

DCWV Eek-a-Boo Stack, DCWV Fall & Halloween Sequins, DCWV Fall & Halloween Chipboard Glitter Frames, Transparency Sheet
SVGCuts Haunted Forest SVG Kit Moon Card
American Button Machine for the Halloween Flair