Friday, October 17, 2014

Trick or Treat!

Hello and welcome to the DCWV Too Cute To Spook Halloween Hop!!

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! 

I really had to get a head start because I have to mail some spooky treats for my nephew.

My little nephew moved about 8 hours away and we see him about twice a year. We used to see him about twice a month before. It's a big difference and we've taken to sending him good old snail mail to surprise him once in a while. This year, we're sending him a little Halloween box.

I'm not in favor of letting kids eat a ton of candy in one sitting. Neither is my sister in law. So what will I include in his Halloween box? Here's some healthier and fun ideas for Halloween treats:
-Super hero/character band aids
-'Growing' toys (grow in water)
-Multi colored or shaped crayons
-Glow in the dark stars 
-Glow sticks
I always look in the dollar section at target and party city.
I'll also include some lollipops flavored with real fruit juice and some real fruit leather...and maybe some mini m&m's ;)


I also made another box for my friend. We both like chocolate, candy and sugar. I know she'll appreciate some fancy chocolates. 

I used the 2 biggest boxes from the DCWV nested box set at Joann. 

The potion jars, words and webs are hand cut from the Eek-a-Boo stack. 
The frames and sequins are from the Halloween embellishment sets. 

Thank you for joining us on this 'spooky' blog hop! Remember to leave a comment for a chance to win some yummy paper!

Here's the hop list:

Are you making something crafty for Halloween? I'd love to see. Leave me a link!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Halloween Decor

Hello! I usually take out my Halloween decorations in the beginning of October. 
How about you? Do you decorate? 


I used a frame from the dollar store for this project. The background is a piece from the premium paper collections out at Joann. I love those papers. they are so beautiful! 
I know they're not inexpensive, but don't forget to use your 50% off coupon when you shop ;) 

I also used the skulls from the home decor line. I added a little bow and star to one, an eye patch to another and a golden star to a third skull. I used spiders from the Halloween sequin pack and some twine from the die cut pack throughout the frame. The little mirror star is from the mirror sticker line also at Joann.


Can you believe October is here?!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Hello Weekend!

I love cork and pearls. I don't know why, but they look so good together! 

On the weekends we like to go walk at the local botanical gardens. We tend to look for certain things and animals. Like the one turkey that lives there among the peacocks, ducks and geese. We worry about the turkey if we don't see him one day. Mountain lions, bob cats, coyotes and other wild animals can sneak into the gardens from the nearby mountains. 

The peacock on the rock. We walk by the rock each time to see if there's a peacock fanning its tail feathers on top of the rock. 


Hope your weekend is wonderful! 

This is Weekend Neutrals 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Husband Parking

I have a LO and a video to share with you today. I made this using the special materials stacks that are out at Michael's right now. I LOVE playing with texture and different materials. It gives projects a little something extra ;)

Cork embellishments are so in right now. I love making my own using my stamps, dies and punches.
Hope you enjoyed the video! 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Take me some place nice :)

Who's going to the movies this weekend?!

These movie tickets were prizes for my baby shower games. I didn't want to give them in the boring envelope they came in, so I made this. 

I love the colors and how happy these papers look.

These tickets are about 3x7, so I cut the paper 6.5x7.25 

I added a bit on each side so I would have small flaps to fold back and glue. 

I decided which side would be the front and punched the tab with a circle punch. I placed the punch less than half way into the paper to end up with the half circle tab.


I added some twine and cut this embellishment out of the stack. I attached it with foam dots to make it pop a bit. 

Now this looks like a prize! 

This is the DCWV Prism Play stack. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Baby shower decor

Just a few snapshots of my favorite decor pieces used for my baby shower. 

A shelf with pictures and monogram: 
The stuff on the 2nd shelf are prizes for some of the games.

I'm crafty, so I couldn't just stay out of it. 
I made chocolate dipped pretzels as favors:


And masks for the photo booth: 


I saw the idea for a 'welcome wagon' on pinterest and it was too cute to pass up...


These are the center pieces for the tables. They turned out so pretty! 

These are little center pieces that were displayed on the table along with the bigger center pieces above. 

The mushrooms are actually chocolate!

So cute, right?! My sister really did an awesome job planning this!

Hope these images spark the craftiness in you!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Playing with texture


This is my LO for the September Stack-a-holic Challenge over at the DCWV blog.
I used the following stacks:  Quince Blossom, Printed Cork 12x12, Natural Cork 12x12 & Corrugate 6x6.

You know what?! 
The natural cork and printed cork stacks work super well for die cutting and punching!!! I'm so excited about that! Imagine the possibilities!  


 On to my LO...
I love when my dogs lie down like this... I think the legs look so cute! Puppies usually do this more than older dogs, so I kinda miss it when my dogs stop doing it often.

 The journaling for my LO is written in the yellow tag which is tucked in behind the large photo. 
I wrote it as a list comparing my dog in 2008 (less than a year old) and today (6 years old). Some things have changed and some have stayed the same. 
For example, his tail had some black in it before, but its only brown and white now. 
He used to chew everything, but now likes to lick stuff instead 
He still does the chicken leg and he still loves to lie down in sunny spots. 
oh! and he's always LOVED SQUEAKY toys!

About the challenge...
This month, there's a 2 page sketch, but I chose to do only the left side. 
I didn't feel like my story needed 2 pages. 


Here's the card sketch: 

SO cute, right?! 

I had to give it a try and here's what I came up with: 

I used Quince Blossom, Natural Cork 12x12, Vintage Essentials & Printed Burlap 12x12

Hope you get a chance to play along with us! :)