Friday, July 3, 2015

DCWV July Stack-a-holic Challenge

New month means it is time for a new DCWV Stack-o-holic challenge! Below are the two sketches for this month:

Here is my take of the sketch, using some of the DCWV My Sunshine Stack:
Hope you are inspired to play along! Find out how you can plan along below!

Please send your entries to meganlloyd(at)dcwv(dot)com by July 29th.  In between now and then, we'll  post all entries on our Facebook page so that you can keep an eye on the fun things others are creating.  The top 10 entries for each set of submissions will be announced a few days after the deadline.   

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

New Little Tangles Challenge - Die-cutting

Happy Thursday, everyone! Today starts a new Little Tangles Challenge and it is all about Die-cutting! So break out those dies and get to cutting!
My card today uses the Neat & Tangled's Hoop Die:

This was a very simple card to create.  I paired up the fun Neat & Tangled Hoop die with fun printed papers. A simple sentiment is stamped onto a banner. A perfect card for a new home owner!
I hope you stop by the Little Tangles blog to see more of the design team projects.

Challenge Guidelines:
  • Create a NEW project based on the challenge theme. Your project must fit within the challenge theme in order to be eligible to win.
  • Submit your entry through the Inlinkz tool below. (If you have a blog, please link to the blog post with your challenge entry, not your entire blog!)
  • Link back to our challenge and display our challenge graphic in your blog post.
  • The use of Neat & Tangled stamps is not required, but it is strongly encouraged! If you don't own any Neat & Tangled stamps, check out the FREE digi stamps HERE
  • You may enter as many times as you'd like.
  • We'd love for you to be a follower of Little Tangles!
  • You have until Thursday, July 30th at 11:59 EST to enter.

Thank you for stopping by today!


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Spellbinders Summer Road Trip Partner Hop Day 3

I am excited to be a part of Spellbinders Summer Road Trip Partner Hop Day 3. If you want to join in the fun at the beginning, head on over to the Spellbinders Blog!
Spellbinders is introducing a new die-cutting machine, Sapphire!
Sapphire is an easy to use manual die cutting machine for beginners that cuts and embosses paper and other materials.
Cut and emboss using dies up to 2  1/4” wide with the turn of a handle. It has co-ordinating Sapphire™ blue dies.
Affordable price allows you to experiment with paper crafting without making a big commitment.
Use with the NEW blue Sapphire die templates, as well as with most Spellbinders and other leading dies.
How to participate:
Over the next 3 days visit each of our featured partners for tutorials from their designers. Each partner's post will have a link to their entry form. Entries for each blog will remain open for 48 hours after their designated day.
One Daily Winner will win the product featured on that day, including the Sapphire™ dies. One Grand Prize Winner will win all the products featured, the Sapphire™ dies and the Sapphire machine! You must visit all the tutorials over the 3 days in order to be eligible to win the daily and the Grand Prize giveaways. (Winners will be notified via email.) Visit this post for full details, regarding your entry submission: Contest Rules.

for her card below:


1. Create the A2 card base with ivory cardstock.
2. Pick out patterned paper from the DCWV The Coral Couture Stack.
3. Using the new Spellbinders Sapphire Dies Basic Tag Two (PHD-009) and Birds and Butterflies (PHS-507), create the diecuts of the bird, branch and label.
4. Stamp sentiment on oval diecut. Attach to the center of the label.
5. Form background panel with two patterned papers. Adhere gold label diecut. Attach satin ribbon to the label and adhere ends on the back of panel. Attach background panel to the card base.
6.  Attach the branch diecut to the card.
7. With the use of Glue Dots, form "nest" with twine ribbon. Attach bird diecut to the branch.
Here are a few more projects I created using the new Spellbinders Sapphire Dies and DCWV products:

The Sapphire™ machine and the Sapphire™ dies are sold exclusively at Jo-Ann craft stores and Visit to Learn More.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Pink & Main Sun-Kissed Vacation

Happy Saturday, Pink & Main friends! Who is dreaming of a tropical summer? I know I am! How much better could it be than to sit on the beach with a good book to read? However, I don't have a vacation like that planned in the near future, so why not create a card to inspired by one!

For this card, I used the following Pink & Main stamp sets: Tickled Pink, Birthday Boy, and Planning Vacation.

The first step is to create the scene with a variety of stamps stamped with embossing ink and embossing with white powder. Once the scene is complete, it is time to bring out the watercolors. It is some much fun to watercolor this way. I am by far a beginner when it comes to watercolor. So having the embossing images, makes it easier to "paint in the lines". To finish the card off, the sentiment is formed from words on different stamp sets.
Thank you for stopping by today!


Thursday, June 25, 2015

DCWV Stack-a-holic Sketch Challenge

There is still time to play along with DCWV June Stack-a-holic Sketch Challenge! Stop by the DCWV blog to see the details!

Here is the card sketch:

june card sketch 2015_1

And here is my simple take on the sketch:

Want to join in the challenge? Here is the information to join:
A Stack-a-holic challenge to be precise!  Now if you are new to our blog, you may be asking…just what is a “stack-a-holic” challenge? Well…we like to have a fun competition with our fans to see what they make with a page and/or a card sketch.  You have from now until June 29th at noon to submit a project for our review.  We would ask that 75% of your project be made with DCWV product.  We will post the winners (if all goes well) on Tuesday, June 30th. From the top 20 submissions, 4 people will be chosen to win a prize.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Happy Father's Day from Pink & Main

Let me start off with saying --- Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there--- from the Pink & Main crew!

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! I know that Father's Day is tomorrow, but we started a little earlier today. Resulting in this late Saturday evening post!

Today's card, I used the Pink & Main's Super Dad stamp set:

I stamped the superhero in black ink and colored in, with a variety of markers. The background was super easy to create. A blue watercolor is used to create the sky. (Please remember to use watercolor paper...unless you want it to warp...oops!) I used a skyline diecut with black cardstock. A few windows were popped out and some yellow cardstock added to the back. Attach the superhero and stamp a simple sentiment! Viola the card is finished!

I hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Pink & Main stamp set used:

Super Dad

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Pink & Main Birthday Boy

Happy Saturday, Pink & Main friends! I hope you are having an awesome Saturday! Today, I am getting a slow start to the day! It is a gloomy, rainy day here on the Texas Coast. A perfect day to get my craft on!

Today's card is using one of Pink & Main's June release stamp sets - Birthday Boy.
The birthday boy image is stamped and colored in with a variety of markers. The balloons for the same image are stamped on a couple of different prints. This was done to paper-piece the balloons. The boy and balloons are attached to a patterned backing. The corners of the backing are rounded. The card base mat is create with 2 different prints. To finish of the card, a few sequins are added to the card.
Have you seen the new Pink & Main June Release? If not, check out the sets, HERE! There are some adorable sets available!
Thank you for stopping by today!

Pink & Main Stamp set used:
 Birthday Boy