DCWV/Tombow Blog Hop

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Hi and welcome to the Gold and Cork Blog Hop with Tombow USA and DCWV! We have 2 days full with gorgeous projects using GOLD and CORK! You probably came here from Thomisia Francois but if you happened to stumble across my blog go to the Tombow USA Blog (on Friday) DCWV Blog (On Saturday) to start!

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For today’s hop, I decided to do some scrapbooking.  This is honestly one of my favourite type of papercrafting to do, but I don’t do it nearly enough!  I thought that the Gilded paper stack would be a perfect choice for a more masculine page, and I love the tones and textures of the page.  The Tombow adhesives were perfect for this – I used the super quick and easy Extreme Adhesive on all of the large areas, and the new design meant that I didn’t have any of those bulky blobs at the ends.  I also made good use of the Foam Tape and Adhesive Dots to get some differences in height (I love that the Adhesive dots are slightly coloured so I can see where I am putting them).  I think I need to make a shaker card with this foam this weekend too!

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Okay, now since this is a hop, you do have some chances to win some great prizes!  To win, visit and comment on the participating blog posts. You have until March 31st at 11:59 EST to comment. A winner will be picked randomly and announced on April 1st 2015.

Tombow will be giving away: Tombow Xtreme Adhesive, NEW Tombow Adhesive Dots, NEW Tombow Foam Tape and everyone’s favorite the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue!

DCWV will be giving away: The DCWV Gilded Stack, a 4×4 Cork Stack, Insta Kraft Album, Accordion Album and a set of Birthday Photo Props!

Remember to “Like” Tombow USA and DCWV on Facebook.

Friday, March 27th:

YOUR NEXT STOP IS Daniella Hayes.

Epiphany and May Arts blog hop

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Okay, I know this is going to sound crazy, but it snowed yesterday here in Calgary, and I was so excited.  Normally at this time of the year I am complaining about the aforementioned weather phenomenon, but yesterday’s snow was met by afternoon sun, and that meant SNOWMEN!!!  Most of the time it is too cold up here in Calgary, so suitable “snowman snow” happens only a couple of times a year.  Yesterday was one of those days, so the two little gals and I got outside for some creative time!

While it was so fun to watch them in the snow, I have to admit that there is something special about sharing creative crafty times with my gals too!  So for today’s Epiphany/May Arts blog hop, I thought it would be fun to scrapbook one of those memories!  My youngest, who turned four last week loves to paint, and when she get’s started, it is no holds barred. In this photo, I was trying to capture the fact that she had gone through 9 sheets from her painting pad and was still going strong!  Sheer concentration!

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Now when the Ribbon Lady mentioned we would be teaming up with Epiphany Crafts, I was so excited!  I had the perfect excuse to work with some more of my new release Double Faced Satin ribbons, and who knew what fun might come my way from EC! What did come my way were these Bubble Cap Pennants, and I knew they would be a fun way to dress up some ribbon!

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So I got out my scissor, and a fancy little tea light…

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…trimmed up the edges…

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…and then just ran the flame across really quickly to seal everything up!

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What I ended up with were these great pennant pieces that not only had a cool textured finish from the bubble cap, but also still showed off the beautiful satin ribbon.  And I had some great elements to coordinate with my layout!

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So there you have it – a little teamed up fun with Epiphany Crafts and May Arts!  Now the design teams are going to be showing off project ideas all week, so make sure you check out what Lalo IK has to share today, and leave some comments for your chance to win two sets of prizes that include goodies from both companies.

Thanks for stopping by!

May Arts ribbon used:

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May Arts New Release

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It is new release time at May Arts Ribbon, and the design team has been working hard (I know, it’s tough working with pretty ribbon) to share some project ideas featuring all the new ribbons and trim!

If you have spent any time here at SCS, you will know that I love colour!!  So, when I saw the new 7/8″ Double Faced Satin collection, I begged the Ribbon Lady to let me play!!  If you haven’t seen this collection yet, it features 7 colours in the blue/green/teal family, and is available in the 3/8″, 7/8” and 1.5″ widths.

Card-fullF or this little “Thinking of You Card” ( 4 1/4″x 5 1/2″), I simply created 1.5″ strips of the ribbon, cut the bottom edge into a v-shape, and then layered on row on top to the other – alternating the colours.  I thought the colour family was so pretty that I let it define my paper choices too – a set that comes out of DCWV’s Chick Chat stack.

Since I loved how fresh and vibrant these colours were together, I also decided to create a couple of hair bows for my fresh and vibrant little gals!

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These are just screaming to top off a couple of pigtails, don’t you think?

I also thought it would be fun to see how these ribbons worked with some other colour schemes too!

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This wa a layout I created to celebrate a little crafter in my life!  I love that the ribbons worked together to pull some of the colours out of the paper and create a bit more contrast.

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I did a bit of layering for interest, and simply tacked the ribbon down with some adhesive from my ATG gun.

Okay, while I will admit that blues and greens are not my usual “go to” colours (pink, pink and more pink), I really love this collection!!!  I have no doubt that it will be a big part of my crafting this spring (I see a whole collection of spring and Easter projects in the future).

Now, if you haven’t had a chance to see what the other ladies have been up to with their ribbon collections, get hopping!!!  Not only will you see lots of eye candy, but you will have the chance to win some of the new releases for yourself!  Here’s today’s line up:

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

May Arts Ribbon Featured:

Other product:

  • DCWV Chick Chat Stack

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Make Your Own Sunshine!

Recently, DCWV sent me a new stack called Blossom Couture available now at Hobby Lobby.  If you have ever had a chance to stop by my blog, you will know that I use a lot of bold and bright colours when I am crafting.  But this new soft, crisp, clean stack has me wanting to do away with the pinks and purples and embrace cream, teal, green, grey and white full time!  Let me tell you – this stack is a beauty!

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For this layout, featuring my youngest daughter with her toothy grin (and complete with one of those new walker head bruises),  I decided to showcase one of the pretty journaling tags available in the stack as a title for the layout.  I really love these tags for both the graphics and the well placed embossing that takes each of them from flat to fabulous!

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On top of all the embossing, you will also find all sorts of great patterns, blossoms, and a touch of foiling on elements like a great page filled with alphas. And this stack, with its neutral colours, is perfectly complimented with some of DCWV’s specialty material stacks like the Printed Corrugated cardstock.

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Finally, I wanted to share with you one of my favourite parts of this new stack – a page that includes a couple of beautiful cards that you can cut out, fold and use just as they are!

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It’s hard for me to give away anything but a homemade cards now, but I have to admit that sometimes I find myself pulling one together at the last minute.  This is a great combination of quick and homemade.  While the designs are pretty enough on their own, you can also embellish them a bit with products like DCWV adhesive pearls  or even a bit of ribbon and you are set to go.  Add one of the cute tags from the same page on the inside of the card, and no one will know that it took you less than 5 minutes to pull it together.

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Well, that’s it for me today!  I am off to finish another layout that I started with this stack.  Thanks for stopping by today!