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.

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!

Triple Threat Blog Hop with DCWV, May Arts and Tombow

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Welcome to the DCWV/May Arts/Tombow Triple Threat Blog Hop! I am so excited to be participating in today’s hop!  All this week, designers from these three great companies are sharing projects they created by teaming up some fun paper from DCWV’s Honey Chic stack, with a variety of adhesives from Tombow and some beautiful ribbon from May Arts.

If you have come here from Melissa’s blog, then you’re on track! If not, you can go back to any of the company websites and start the hop from there!

It’s been a long time since I did any scrapbooking, but I had some recent pictures of my youngest that I was really looking forward to working with!

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The background piece of paper is one of my absolute favourite ever – it happens to be the lyrics from “You are my Sunshine”, which is one of my daughter’s favourite songs (we sing it every night).  The colours in the papers are bright and cheerful, and I thought they were the perfect match for these photos!

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If you’re new to my blog, you might not know that I love, love, love itnereactive layout elements.  For this one, I decided to use my Tombow Stamp Runner to create a pocket for a little tag.  The top of the tag is embellished with some of the fun May Arts ribbon – some Satin/Grosgrain Doubleband in Teal, and some burlap ribbon (love the texture on this stuff)!

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Then, I had so much fun using more ribbon to embellish the journaling tag with some more of the Satin Grosgrain Doubleband, and some cute Polka Dot Grosgrain ribbon…

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Finally, I pulled out my Cutter Bee scissors and fussy cut some circular elements and flower to layer.  My Tombow foam adhesive square were a perfect way to add some dimension on top of the pretty white burlap ribbon.

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So there you have it!  Another layout for the album!  It’s about time!

Be sure to visit all the blogs today and leave comments for your chance to win some great prizes! Three lucky readers will win a Triple Threat prize pack of you own, including a stack from DCWV, a spool of ribbon from May Arts and Xtreme Adhesive, Power Tabs, Removable Adhesive and Fastener Tabs from Tombow. Winners will be chosen from comments throughout the week, so make sure you check back daily to increase your chances of winning! Also, please make sure you have popped on over to Facebook and “liked” each of the company pages (DCWV / May Arts / Tombow), because really, what’s not to like?!

Now, head on over to Rachel Kleinman‘ s blog to see what kind of spring craftiness she has in store!

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Sister Love – Part 2

Yesterday, I shared a page inspired by my younger daughter, and I also promised that I would share a second layout I created for my older daughter using paper from the same DCWV stack (called Coral and Navy), but inspired by all the things she likes!

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So, let me tell you a little bit about T!  This little gal is all things girly – fairies, princesses, ballerinas, pink and purple!  She is so observant and notices all the little things, and is very particular about the way things should be done (usually – her way)! ;)  She has the best belly laugh ever, at the end of the day, gives the best bedtime snuggles ever!

So, when I was designing this page, I decided to focus on pink (papers and patterns), feminine (patterns and pearls) and particular (lots of details and fussy cutting)!  Even though I was using the same stack as yesterday, I think this layout has a totally different look to it!

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One of my favourite parts has to be the combination of the oval, doilies-like journaling card, and all the fussy cut flowers.  All of the flowers are simply adhered in the middle so I could fold the petals up a bit more added dimension on the layout.  I also embellished the journaling card up a bit by using some of DCWV’s mini pearls.

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My other favourite part of the layout (besides the pictures of course ;)) has to be the lone blue flower perched on top of the two, thin blue stripes.  The stripes were actually inspired by T’s glasses – a pair that she has had now for over two years (yup – the same pair – bent a couple of times, but never broken…which really tells you something about the kind of kid she is).  I though the flower on top softened up the two bold lines running down the side of the page, and creates a bit of movement through the details.

So there you have it – two layouts from the same stack with, what I think, is a different look. What do you think?  Do you see the two different girls in the two layouts?

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