Monday, December 15, 2014

Moose Tracks

So it's my favorite ice cream, but also...there's a moose by my tree! 
Inspired by the DCWV Winter in the Woods stack.

I love the winter colors in the stack and used them as inspiration to color the moose. I thought he would look great by my Christmas tree :)

My husband thought he would make the moose 'cool' by adding sunglasses. Very appropriate for a Southern California moose :)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

DCWV & Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Winter Blog Hop

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

I created this mini album for the hop :)  


using some of these products:

I used the Christmas Creations stack for the cover. I gave the hat lots of texture and shine by mixing Faber Castle Design Memory Craft Glass Bead Glitter Gel and Whipped Spackle.


I used a thick dry brush to give it texture and fanned it out on the edges to keep the soft look. 


Inside the covers there are pages of different sizes. I'll add photos, journaling and memorabilia after Christmas :) 


This snowflake is a piece of the Christmas and Winter 180 stack. I gave it a 'snowy' look by adding the mixture of Glass Beads and Whipped Spackle. It's thinner paper, but the media didn't wrinkle or buckle it.


I covered the left page in chalkboard paint on both sides. I can add a photo and doodle around it  with chalkboard markers. The right page is Canvas. I used a red Gelato to draw the frame and used a brush with water to color it in. I didn't bother to do the middle, as it will be covered by a photo anyway. I cut a strip of DCWV gem sheets to go around the frame and added cut out cards from the DCWV Candy Cane Lane stack on both sides. 

The other side of the canvas and inside of the back cover. I doodled with the red Gelato and wet brush again. This time, I added a DCWV mirror star and gems. The back cover is from the DCWV Christmas Creations stack. I added my daughter's name to dedicate the album to her. I'll add a family photo to the right of the present.  Thanks to Basically Bare for the album!

I hope this mini gets you in the mood for some Holiday crafting!
Thanks for hopping along and good luck!

Monday, December 1, 2014

DCWV December stack-a-holic challenge

I hope you get a chance to play this month. The sketch is super easy to work with and I really like the little added detail on the edge. I used the 5 pack premium papers. This is actually on the back of the 'happy' LO you can see that here: 


Join us for the challenge here:

Have a great week ;) 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Counting blessings

This thanksgiving we're grateful for this little girl. The journaling (on the tags behind the photo) talks about how hard it was for me to really enjoy a new baby. The lack of sleep was awful for me. But at the same time, I knew I had to enjoy those moments when she was tiny because she wouldn't always be that small. I kept telling myself 'it won't always be like this, she'll grow up too soon.' Before I knew it, I was really enjoying it. Even the late night feedings :-)

 Life is very different this fall but we're grateful for all the blessings we've been given, especially this little one.  What are you thankful for? 

I used the 6x6 vellum stack, premium papers, and a bit of the vintage collector embellishments to complete this LO. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Hello sunshine!


She makes me happy when skies are gray :-) 

The premium papers make seriously frame worthy layouts. The texture and quality is different than scrapbooking papers. I would love to make a space in my house to display the LOs I make on open frames so the texture can really be appreciated. 
What do you do with your LOs? Are they displayed at all before they go into albums?...Do they go into albums? 
Have a wonderful day! 

Saturday, November 22, 2014


You know those LOs I started in anticipation of baby pictures? Well, here's one I completed recently. 


My favorite part, besides the photo is the embossed vellum from the 6x6 pad at Joann. That was fun to make and I love the way it looks. 
Have you tried any of these premium papers or the vellum 6x6?

Monday, November 10, 2014

Yummy Layers

The specialty paper packs at Joann stores make exquisite layouts. 

Here I mixed some of the specialty papers with the gold heart sheet from the  6x6 vellum pack. I distressed the pink vellum from the premium papers by making it into a ball and flattening it out again. I love the texture it adds to the layout. 


 On the LO below, I heat embossed the gold hearts and arrows onto a piece of plain vellum from the 6x6 vellum stack. Then I used various premium papers to create the layers that go behind the photo.
 I love the background piece. It's a piece of vellum from one of the premium papers. It has gradated colors and I was just so obsessed with it, I had to use it whole as a background. I added a piece of shimmer white cardstock behind it to really show off the colors. 

I used staples to attach the layers since I used so much vellum in the layers. 


These are the beginnings of 2 LO's I crafted ahead of time in anticipation of the many baby pictures to come. I guess I also made them in anticipation of reduced crafting time! 

Have you picked up any of these specialty papers? What do you think?