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


Okay, I have a bone to pick with all of you – why didn’t you tell me how much fun it could be to decorate for Halloween! Up until this last year, I have not really been a “Halloween person” – spooky and scary is not really my thing.  But this year, I have discovered the cute in Halloween, and I am hooked!  Why didn’t you tell me before now???!!!

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 decided to use one of my favourite prints from this stack for a bit of witchy fun. With a bit of Modge Podge in hand, I was able to cover and then embellish a cardboard witches hat that I found at my local craft store.

Blog-Hop-fullNow, while I am not a witch (well, most days anyways), I did think that any witch with any sense would want a hat with a bit of bling, right?  I used some of the awesome spider confetti and black sequins from DCWV’s Halloween embellishment pack to add that extra something to the tulle and paper ribbon.



Oh, and my favourite part – the skull!  This is actually a piece from DCWV’s skull wall hanging set, but by adding some embossing powder, it ended up being a perfect finsihing touch for the hat.  Now I just need to find a good place in the house for it!

All of the ladies on the team have amazing projects for you today!  Make sure you take the time to visit and comment – we have some goodies up our sleeves for 3 lucky winners! Comments are open through Monday, and we will announce the winners on Tuesday over on the DCWV blog.

Thanks for stopping by!


Welcome Little One!

Babies are always a reason to celebrate, and one of our very own DT members at Tiddly Inks is due anytime, so we thought we would celebrate!

Monsters-fullNow, there are all sorts of fun baby-themed images over in the Tiddly Inks store, but since Melissa is excepting a little baby boy, I couldn’t help but colour up some of the cute monsters from the MonstrousParty digi.


I coloured them up with Copics, and then teamed them up with some Doodlebug paper It may not be your “traditional” baby card, but I think it is playful and colourful, and I hope it will make Melissa and her family smile!

All the members of the design team have inspiration cards to share with you today, so make sure you pop on over to the Tiddly Inks blog to see all the great creations!  Christy is giving a prize away to a random commenter on the main site, and if you take the chance to add a card, you’ll have a second chance to win!  She has the linky tool all set up, so get out your digis, get crafty, and help us celebrate this new arrival!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Halloween and Thanksgiving fun


Okay, I am really not sure what happened to September but October has arrived.  Here in Canada, that means we get to look forward to Thanksgiving this coming weekend, and Halloween just around the corner.  So, the new release digis from My Whimsical Little World could not come at a better time!  Fisrt up is Spooky Owl, a cute new digi that is perfect for Halloween, but is also great any time of the year (Think of all the fun owl puns you could use)!

Next up is Thanksgiving Cupcake:


I love this image, and although I used it on a card, how cute would this be to top off some cupcake packaging or even a treat bag!  It would also make a great iamge for a thank-you card or gift (“Thanks for being so sweet”).

Finally, this is my favourite of the releases today – Pilgrim Girl.


Isn’t she cute?  And that turkey just makes me smile!  I coloured up all of these images with Copics and topped them off with some paper from Doodlebug (Friendly Forest). Oh, and the ribbon is from May Arts (just in case you hadn’t guessed)! ;)

And don’t forget, we currently have a Purple/Green/Orange challenge (deadline is Oct 8), and Paola has a coupon for 25% right now over in the store.  Head on over to the blog for more details. 

Last but not least, make sure you stop by the blogs of the other DT members to see what they whipped up with these great stamps!

Dream big

Happy Saturday everyone!  It’s challenge time at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps, and this week the hostess is Stephanie.  Her challenge this week is to incorporate this new sketch into your design, so get your stamps and paper out, and get crafty!
Sketches are a lot of fun because they take some of the pressure out of crafting.  And whether only some or all of the elements work for you, sketches give you a great place to start!
For my inspiration card, I decided to work with a stamp from the “Dream Big” set, and paired it up with some paper from Authnetique’s Harmony collection.
I added a bit of eyelet ribbon from May Arts just to soften up the lines a bit too!
Now it’s your turn!  Create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp or any other stamp using this sketch as a starting point.
Oh, and Kimmie has put a dozen of her  fave stamp sets on SALE this weekend in our FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS at 25-50% OFF so be sure to check them out!

Thanks for stopping by!


Happy kraftin’!!