Saturday, August 29, 2015

Super Sized Home Decor

Hello everyone! Today, I have a super sized project for you
I saw something similar for sale and I thought, 'I can make that!'



It's big, 24x36 in!
The dog is there so you can get an idea of the size. He was a better model than the baby because he stayed still longer :)


I really do Love California. I feel like we have the best of everything minus the earthquakes. I wouldn't miss that. This would be an easy project to make if you want to display your love for your state. 


I hand traced the shape of California on 2 pieces of the 16x20 paper and adhered it on to the burlap background using  Tombow Power Tabs (only took 5!).


Then I sketched the 'LOVE' letters and heart using a ruler because I didn't feel like using a machine. I used the map paper project roll for the letters. The way the heart came out is my favorite part. I adhered the letters using a tombow foam tape roll.


I hope this inspires you to get crafty with the new DCWV super sized materials out at Joann stores!

Monday, August 24, 2015

August Stack-a-holic sketch reminder

Head on over to DCWV's new blog and check out this month's sketch. You still have time to enter!
This is What I made as inspiration:


DCWV Happy Days stack (Joann's)


DCWV Ocean Breeze stack and Premium Burlap (Joann's)

Now, GO! Make something, get crafty!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Mix N Match N Adhere

I love to Mix N Match DCWV stacks. Although, they are perfectly coordinated, it's like a little challenge for me!

Here, I mixed 3 different stacks: Hello Darlin', Silver Lining and DIY Wedding (You can find these at Joann stores). None of these stacks have anything to do with Christmas, but I'm using Christmas photos. Hmm...I do like a challenge!


Here are the papers I pulled out. 
I committed myself to using these and not going back in to the stacks to change my mind or I would be working on this LO FOREVER!



I chose my background, matted the photos and started layering the papers. I fussy cut the typewriter out of the Hello Darlin' stack. This was my basic layout. Then, I pulled out a few packs of Freckled Fawn Christmas embellishments and started placing them. I didn't go back into my supplies for this step either and committed to using what I had pulled out. 



I really like the end result and it was quick work! 
The journaling is hidden behind the photos.
This was baby's first Christmas and the poor thing was dressed up and posed. She suffered the way our dogs do every year lol. I'm sure she'll enjoy this Christmas much more!


You may notice the typewriter and pink paper moved down a little to accommodate the silver strip on the bottom. I like to use adhesive that I can move around for a bit. I usually use the Pink ATG with their refill tapes. However, I ran out and decided to try a new adhesive! A thermoweb sticky strip roller and a scotch roll on with tiny glue dots. It's funny how we get set in our ways without realizing it. What adhesives do you use? 


View blog post for supplies

Thursday, August 13, 2015

A FANtastic Layout


Hello! It's been a while, huh?!  I’ve been having so much fun with the new stacks out at Joann Stores.
This time, I’ve mixed the Jet Black and Marquee stacks. The Jet Black stack surprised me! I colored it with colored pencils and then experimented with watercolors. I liked the watercolors so much, I decided to use it as a background. 


Gosh, I’ve been bombarding you all with Doctor Who themed stuff, but um…here’s another one!
I incorporated the watercolors into the layout by choosing embellishments in yellow and just a few splashes of pink watercolor. 


By 6 months, baby clapped and looked at the TV when she heard the Doctor Who theme song.Got her started early! lol 

The Marquee stack has the perfect shade of TARDIS blue mixed with some pretty purples, creams, whites and blues. And the Jet Black stack? You can use that with anything! Color me impressed!!!

Have a FANTASTIC day!

Monday, July 27, 2015

My hubby's anniversary card is out of this world!

We recently celebrated our 12 wedding anniversary! 
Due to our current love of all things Doctor Who, I presented my husband with this card:



The background is  a DCWV 5x7 card. I used folk art paint in sterling, blue and glitter to create the space time vortex. Then, I cut the TARDIS from DCWV cardstock with the brother scan n cut and attached it to the card base. I just knew DCWV would have the perfect TARDIS blue!

I was struggling to finish it all day because someone kept me busy. I let her play with the scrapbooking supplies on the lower shelves to keep her busy....and I'm secretly hoping the love of crafty things will stick. 


My washi tapes are definitely her favorite 'toy.' 
What fun stuff have you been up to?

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Throw Back to June

One of the things that kept me so busy in June was my friend's baby shower. I made the decorations and I love how it turned out! We decided on a 'little peanut' theme.

I did not make the cake but it's too cute not to show you!





 Centerpieces 

 Photo props

 Treat bags

I used tons of DCWV papers from the Little Mister, Baby Boy, Blue Citrus and Juniper Berry stacks along with DCWV cardstock. 

The stamp on the treat bags is from the PinkFresh studios february2015 monthly embellishment kit. The stamp fit in so perfectly, my husband asked, 'how do you have an elephant with an umbrella stamp?' LOL I guess it was meant to be!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Oh my!!!

Time has flown!
I am here! Haven't gone anywhere. Life is just busy! Some days it seems like there's only enough time to either craft OR blog about what I'm making. So I choose to craft. But I have been actively contributing on the DCWV blog which you can now find at their brand new website: http://www.dcwv.com/blog

I have made these fun treat bag toppers and card:
http://www.dcwv.com/blog/post/graduations-and-summer-celebrations



This LO to reminisce about my travels: 
http://www.dcwv.com/blog/post/the-clock-tradition

And this shadow box to decorate at my baby's first birthday party: 
http://www.dcwv.com/blog/post/birthday-time

I'm working on more stuff. I promise I've been busy in the craftroom... just not so much on the computer.