Pink and Red is in the Air!

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Oh, I am a happy crafter today because I get to share two of my favourite things – ribbon and pink, pink, pink!!!  Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so the awesome May Arts team decided to share a little inspiration.  And for those of you who are anti-Valentine’s Day – that is no reason to rob yourself the chance to win some May Arts ribbon goodies!  Make sure you comment anyway!

If by some chance you are starting today’s fun here at SCS, make sure you head on over to Virginia Fynes‘ blog to make sure you have all the chances possible to win!



For today’s hop. I decided to have some fun with the Artful Accents – G492-01 White Banner.  This make a great base for all sorts of banner projects, and once I had this one done, I still had enough pieces of banner left over for at least one more project!!  I have to admit that I went a little crazy with the ribbon here too.  I was having a lot of fun mixing textures – everything from velvet ric rac to satin embroidery to sequin hearts!




I think my favourite element ended up being the sequin hearts.  At 1.5″, these beauties were the perfect size to fill in some of the space between the banner pieces.  Because they are adhesive, I simply took two hearts and placed them back to back over top of the thread that holds the banner pieces together.  I had this embellishment done across the whole banner in less than 3 minutes!  Have I mentioned lately that I love adhesive ribbons (and May Arts has an awesome selection to make your crafting life easy-peesy).

Okay, enough of the gushing and googlie eyes here – I need to save some for Valentine’s Day! ;)  If you haven’t checked out the pretty and playful inspiration up today, check out the list below.  And don;t forget, we will have a whole new line-up of projects tomorrow, so you will want to come back and check that out!  In the meantime, thanks for stopping by, and have a pink-tastic day!

Today’s designers:

May Arts Product used:

  1. 3/8″ Adhesive Velvet Ric Rac – A480-38-14 Red and A480-38-17 Pink
  2. 1.5″ Adhesive Sequin Heart – A478-15-14 Red
  3. 3/8″ Satin Hearts –  343-22 FUCHSIA/RED HEARTS
  4. 7/8″ Satin Embroidery – QA01 – WHITE
  5. Artful Accents – G492-01 White Banners

Other products used:

Wintery fun with Faber Castell and DCWV

Good wintery morning to you!  I am excited to be sharing a project with you today featuring some great products from DCWV and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®! We are having our winter blog hop, and not only have we had a couple of great days of projects already, but we have more to come.

I decided to team up the Winter in the Woods stack with a fun teal coloured Faber-Castell Double Scoop Gelato in “Snow Cone” and an awesome PITT artist pen in silver 251 to create a winter -themed banner.



This banner was a lot of fun to make.  I really loved the colours in this stack – the muted greys and creams together with the brighter teams and the green!  There is so much going on, and yet there is a cool, peaceful feel to the papers and patterns.  BaNNER-E

The Faber-Castell products were a great compliment to the papers.  I actually used the Gelato much like I have used distress inks in the past – I ran it along the edges of the banner pieces, and then rubbed it in with my fingers.  It’s a great way to pull all the pieces together and also to help them stand out a bit from the background paper.  Oh, and the PITT pen was used for some doodling – the think ink running smoothly over even the textured paper.  Man, I love this pen! Oh, and that ribbon happens to be from one of our other partner companies – May Arts (you know I love my 3/4″ Chevron Twill)!

Banner-WSo, that’s it for my new winter banner! Make sure you also pop on over to see Jessica’s project today!  Oh, and Karen has a pretty card for you too!

Make sure you  leave a comment at the DCWV blog and on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®  blog to be eligible to win this weeks prizes! DCWV is giving away THREE prizes; $50.00 worth of scrapbooking supplies for each person! We will be announcing the winner Monday the 15th on Facebook so be sure you are following us.

Thanks for stopping by today!


It’s Halloween Week…

…and I have all sorts of fun to share this week!  Banners, cards, treat containers, wreaths and even a little tutorial!

First up is a little banner I created for the DCWV blog today!  Now if you haven;t been over there to have a look, you won;t know about my confession.  I actually created this banner to replace the one that was on my mantel until this last weekend – an Easter/Spring banner. Yes, it’s true, I am a bit behind…the only real question is – will this one still be up at Christmas? 

I really love this banner!  The patterns on this paper from DCWV’s Eek-a-boo stack and really bright and colourful, and the 3/4″ Chevron twill ribbon from May Arts is a favourite!

With assembly, the whole project was finished in under an hour, and there were no fancy cutting machines involved (just my good old, old, old, Friskars paper cutter).  So there is still time for you too (not that YOU would have a banner from Easter still up in your house)!

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to pop by again this week for more Halloween fun!


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!