Thursday, January 31, 2013

Little Kidlet Kard!

has done it again!
The precious 12 x 12 "Kidlet Stack"
that is already available at JoAnn's
is being released February 3rd in a perfectly adorable 6x6 size!
Those cute little monkeys, owls, and pretty little patterns are even cuter in the smaller print!

"I (heart) You, Little Monkey!"


Who doesn't have at least one little monkey in their lives?

These little 24 sheet stacks are only $5.99!
Think of the many projects you can whip up!
Thanks for joining me today!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Howdy, Little Partner!

I am totally loving this new "DENIM" stack from
that came out in December!
 It goes so well with my grandson!  LOL!
All the cool red and blue western patterns!
Don't you love that red bandana paper?
And they are all extra thick and glossy with foil accents on some!
The photo mat is strips of the pattern paper folded and wrapped around the picture.
(Stitching already included!)
I've been dying to use my Darice metal tags, the conchos, and the heavy metal hinges!
I actually found the belt buckle at Goodwill. The original belt was old and nasty, but I made a new one from the "Denim Stack" paper, simply cutting a strip and sewing up the sides!
Thanks for letting me share this,
and have a wonderful Super Bowl Sunday!

Monday, January 28, 2013

WHo Do? We DO VooDoo!

You're going to love these new images from Doodle Dragon!
Dustin has come up with the coolest little Voodoo Dolls.
Who doesn't love a little magic in their lives?
Add a little romance, mystery, and fun to your
Valentine's celebration with one of these cute little critters!

So get out a candle, chop the head off a chicken or two, and dance around wildly like you're on fire!
Nothing promises a more romantic Valentine's Day than a good ol' voodoo love spell!
Or you could just go the cuddly stuffed doll route...
My second card went a whole different direction, as many of my cards using Dustin's images often do....
I couldn't help thinking about these poor little guys
and how everyone just keeps poking them with pins!
Well, maybe it's the meds, but I started imagining what it would be like to be one of the little VooDoo dolls...yeah, definately my medication....
So I printed and stacked 3 of the little buggers (you know, like a pad of Post-It-Notes) and placed him on a "bulletin board".
Ok, this is where the imagination has to veer a bit from normal to utter ridiculousness...
Maybe it's time to come back to the land of reality...maybe...
Let's hear it for the Voodoo Dolls!
"Have a party, Mon"!
Supplies for "It's Voodoo Love"
Paper:  DCWV, "Serenity"
Ribbon: May Arts
Copics Markers
 Supplies for "Post-It-Note":
Papers are both brand new!
DCWV, "Kidlets" 6 x 6 stack
DCWV, Adhesive Cork Stack, 6 x 6
Copics Markers

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Chalkin' it up

Thank goodness for those constant challenges are put out there!
Otherwise, I would never have thought to grab some of the
DCWV "All Chalked Up" cardstock
 and enter this terrific challenge at
with Claire!
The technique challenge this week is to use the stamps on a
black background to give the look of chalk!
Well, I love my Waltzingmouse Stamps
I have the perfect cardstock paper for such a project!

DCWV has a line of erasable chalk cardstock that comes in dozens of colors!
This stuff is amazing!
You can write on it with your chalk, and then rub off if you choose or change your message.
Makes for perfect home decor that you can re-write messages daily!
Also perfect with this paper are the Bistro Chalk Markers. They wipe off with water, too!
The only chalk I could locate in my house today was my grandson's sidewalk chalk,
so no small detailing on this card. (Gotta wonder where I put my art chalks...hmmm....)
The stamps I used are all Waltzingmouse.
Sentiment is from "Rescue Remedies",
The frame and swirl are "Vintage Labels 4".
Thanks for hanging in here with me over the past few months.
I've been feeling very ill and things have been a bit slow and patchy,
but with a New Year comes getting well again!

February is drawing near....

and many of you will be needing new ideas for Valentine's cards.
Whether it is for your child's classroom, or your own love-of-your-life,
You can see so many great projects at
We are using old and new stacks here on the Design Team to
demonstrate how you can use stacks not specifically created for
Valentine's Day
to make some terrific cards and party favors!
Here's one I threw together quickly using the
"Forever and Always" stack.
It's one of my favorite papers ANY time of year!
The little basket stamp is an old release from
and has held so many different items over the years!
I do hope the weather is treating you all well.
It will be a beautiful 80 degrees here in Phoenix today,
and I hope to get out for a walk later.
Heart-filled Hugs,

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Arctic Wishes from DCWV!

We all love LOOKING at the snow from a distance,
but my grandson LOVES being IN the snow!
(He does not get that from my side of the family.)
Winter Pop of Color!

Sometimes the colors in your photos DEMAND that you go a different color scheme than you typically would. I would NEVER have wanted to use the bright reddish/orange that this layout has, but the sled really decided it for me. Next time, perhaps, I will think to print in B & W!
The papers in the Arctic Wishes stack makes throwing together a layout so simple.
Trust me, if I can do this with a throbbing spinal headache,
think of the amazing projects YOU can make!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Doodle Dragon - Simple and Easy!

Here's a birthday card I made for a special little boy who will be turning 4 soon!  WOW!
Seems like he was just crawling around in diapers!
I used two of Dustin's images from the Christmas in July set!
They were so much fun to paper-piece!
To add a bit more pop to the card, I made it a step card!
The glittered letters are from an old chipboard set from DCWV, "Animal Crackers",
as are the pattern papers.

Enjoy the day!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Happy Birthday, Dustin!

Those of us on the Doodle Dragon Design Team love to give Dustin shXX,  cra...ummm...errr,  a hard time, and lot of crap about things in general.
But he allows us to have our fun at his expense and creates the cutest little images.
This month, Dustin has come out with a line of
(Guess he may have had some incentive from this bunch of monkeys!) 


So, have a good one, Big Guy!


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Stardust and Dreams....

The "Stardust" paper stack
can make dreams come true!
This card will be perfect for that special someone (big or small) who has accomplished a hard-earned goal!
I simply cut the mats, added a border from the paper stack, applied four star studs, and wrapped with gold tulle. The top sentiment is fussy cut directly from the paper pack, too! 
 Most of my friends' little girls love purple and pink!
Thanks, DCWV, for yet another terrific stack!
This line is available at your local JoAnn's!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Thinking outside the box....

Actually, I've been thinking outside the SEASON!
We've all been barraged with fall and Christmas holiday projects and decorations for months now,
so I decided to approach things a bit differently.
As I flipped through my terrific collection of papers stacks from
I immediately saw what was obviously the perfect "non-traditional" Valentine's Day blue papers with these adorable little cross-stitched hearts on them!
Whee!  What a great way to head into February.
Makes Spring feel closer already!
This stack is "Arctic Wishes"  and, sure, it has all of the winter features one would expect.
But it also has all of this wonderful stitching!
I thought it would be so great to go unexpected and make ths card for some friends of mine who are celebrating their 5th anniversary this next month!
These papers aren't ONLY for Winter.  The patterns and colors work for so many other situations.
I hope they like their card and have many more to enjoy!
Never judge a paper stack by it's given name...look past the obvious and you will often find a hidden gem.
(PS I love that little sewing machine...cute!)
Let's see how many non-holiday cards you can make out of these papers!
 Stamp used:   EK Success
TPC Studio
I'm looking at the variety of these stacks, and I'm seeing all sorts of party candy boxes and gift tags for various celebrations.
Party on!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Christmas Memories...with DCWV

When my father passed this last October, there were many memories I wanted to preserve.
One was the fact that my dad had a miniature train set that he had created an entire village scene around and was set up year around in their den.  It was something that, as a child he never had, and had always dreamed of.
That was one of the items that I truly want to hold onto,
along with all those memories.

 I used the terrific paper stack from DCWV,
"The Winter Holiday"
for this quick and simple 12 x12 layout.
The colorful little diamond and delicate blue lacey prints were perfect to make this layout boyish enough without being too bold.

For the gorgeous blue mats, I used the Jeweled Colored Cardstock Stack.
(Textured and White Core!)
Hopefully, my grandson will grow older and appreciate what a wonderful Great-Grandpa he had and will recall playing with the train village during his visits there.
We create layouts and memories for ourselves, with the dream that they will hold some special place in the hearts of others in the future.
Check out all of the holiday papers that are still available at your local craft stores,
see the brand new release available at JoAnn's!

Click here to see the video showing all 7 new stacks!  Yes, there's 7!

Blue Citrus Stack

Denim Stack

Butterfly Garden Stack

Foiled Elegance Stack

Birthday Wishes Stack

Kidlet Stack


Solstice Stack
Get your list ready becuase it's going to be a great
New Year!
More new stacks coming to Michael's soon, too!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Happy New Year from DCWV!

Posted: 04 Jan 2013 08:00 AM PST


At DCWV, They’ve been hard at work putting together new, fun, and fabulous products for you to use during this next year and beyond.  The colors are fresh, the designs unique and timeless, and the materials—oh; just wait until you get your hands on them!  You’re sure to love them!  Because they aren’t in stores just yet, we can’t show you what the finished product looks like.   However, because we can’t contain our excitement, we want to share some of the prints from a few of these new stacks with 3 lucky winners.  To enter the giveaway, please do one (or more) of the following*:


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*Did you do more than one of the above?  Leave a comment for each item you complete!


Once you’ve accomplished the above, leave a comment at the DCWV post to let them know which item you chose.  Winners will be announced next Monday afternoon, January 7th, on the  DCWV blog.  

Best of luck!!