Saturday, April 18, 2015

Planner Stamps - Pink & Main Stamps!

At the start of 2015, I was determined to get a planner going. In fact, I ended up buying 3 different ones. The plan is to try a variety of planners to figure out with one worked the best for me. It is still a work in progress. So when Pink & Main's released the latest planner stamps, my motivation increased!
 
With the release of In the Budget and Planning Work, I thought it would be best to use them on a monthly planner. So it was time to gather up supplies!
 
 
First up, I started with the monthly bills. I pay bills twice a month. So I stamped (using the new In the Budget set) the bills on the actual due dates, using one color for all the bills. Just to make sure I didn't forget to pay them.
 
 
Next, it was time to include my DT assignments for the month. I stamped any assignments that we scheduled for a specific day. For example, my Pink and Main posting day is on Saturdays.
 
 
I used page flags for posts/events that I knew were coming up, but didn't have a specific date assigned yet. Stamping this info to the flag, allows me to move the tag around without having to cross out and re-stamping over and over. (I really need a clean looking planner, not a marked up one.)
 
I really enjoyed the Planning Work stamp set. I love the social network icons. I struggle with updating my social networking sites at times. These icons allow me to set up certain days for certain sites.
 
I am hoping this planner will help me stay organize! Time will tell!
 
Thank you for stopping by today!
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Let's catch up!

Hello, Pink & Main friends! Spring is in the air! Flowers are blooming and bugs are a buzzing! Speaking of bugs...have you seen the new Pink & Main Stamps release? If not, please check out the new stamps, HERE! There are some super cute bugs and punny sentiments!
 
Also, included in the release is the 'Let's Catch Up' mini set which is free with a purchase of $30 or more. 

 
I used simple colored pencils for this image. To a fun spring detail to the card, I paper-pieced a sun and layered on top of the image.
 
 
Thank you for stopping by today! Keeping popping by to see more design team members take on the new release!
 
April2015freebie
 
 

Friday, April 10, 2015

DCWV Scrapbooking Made Simple

Hello, everyone! It is Jessi from the DCWV Social Media Design Team! The last few days, the team has been showcasing the new DCWV Ready Made Scrapbook pages now available at Joann Fabric Stores! These pages are perfect for beginner scrapbookers (like myself)!

Today, I will be showing you a few pages that I created.

First up is the Snowflakes page:

 
First I filled the empty spots with photos and simple journaling. The final touch was to create a simple title for the page.
 
Next up is the USA page:
 
 
I didn't want to take away from the pretty photo borders. I simply added the photos and used alphas to create the title.
 
The last page for today is the Day to Celebrate page:
 
Once again, I started with the photos and journaling for the page. I wanted to change the title of the page. I used a matching DCWV stack - Chalk Art Stack to cross out the word 'DAY' and changed it to summer.

I had so much fun creating these layouts! Spent one day creating with these and walk out of the craft room with 5 layouts completed (will share the other soon)!

Thank you for stopping by today! Make sure to check out Joann's website to see the entire Ready Made Collection! The designs are awesome!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Paper Crafter's Library Feature!

Eeekkk! I am being featured on the Paper Crafter's Library blog today on their Designer Spotlight! If you are new to the Paper Crafter's Library, you have to check them out! Their site is full of useful information, ranging from companies to techniques and beyond!
 
Here is the card I made being featured on Paper Crafter's Library:

 
Today's card uses a variety of pieces from the Teresa Collins Nine & Co. 6x6 paper pad. I used one of the quote in the pad as the sentiment of the card! I love to cut out images from the larger prints in a paper pad. They make for simple and beautiful embellishments for the card. 
 
 
Thank you, Paper Crafter's Library for the support!
 
Visit Paper Crafter's Library - HERE.
'Like' Paper Crafter's Library on Facebook - HERE.
 
Check out my Designer Spotlight - HERE.
 
Have a wonderful day!
 
 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Little Tangles - Sequins

Happy Thursday, everyone! I hope you are enjoying your week and finding some time to create something wonderful!

Today starts a new challenge over on the Little Tangles challenge.
And it is all about SEQUINS!!!

 
 
Here is my card using the Neat & Tangled Crafting is My Jam stamp set:

 

 This CAS card was super easy to make. I knew I wanted to use a jar die because of the word 'jam' in the sentiment. I filled the jar with sequins. And tied it off with some Trendy Twine.  The patterned paper was made to look like it had a few crafting messes on it. (Ink smudges and paint drops.)
 
Don't forget to check out the Little Tangles blog for some new freebies!

  Don't forget to link up your projects HERE!

Here are a few rules about the Little Tangles Challenge:

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 & amp; 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, April 23rd 11:59 EST to enter.
 
Neat and Tangled Used:
Crafting is My Jam
 
Pink Lemonade Sequin Mix

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

DCWV April Stackoholic Challenge

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

Layout:

 
Card:
 

Today I am playing along with the card sketch and here is my take using one of the newest DCWV stacks, Chit Chat, now available at Michaels Stores.
 
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 April 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!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

DCWV and Tombow Blog Hop


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 DCWV Blog, but if you happened to stumble across my blog go to the Tombow USA Blog (on Friday) DCWV Blog (On Saturday) to start!

 




To start off with this card, I used two different papers from the DCWV The Gilded Stack to create the front of the card. I used Tombow Xtreme Adhesive to attach the mat to the card base. The sentiment starts with a word diecut made out of the DCWV Adhesive Cork Stack.  To finish the sentiment, I used foil gold stickers on a banner diecut. The banner is attached with Tombow Foam Tape. I felt the card needed something extra, so I added the wooden arrow veneer to the card. Before I attached the arrow, I inked the wood with gold ink. The arrows are attached with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue.
 

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 4x4 Cork Stack, Insta Kraft Album, Accordion Album and a set of Birthday Photo Props!
 

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

Here is the line up for today's hop:
Saturday, March 28th:
Jessica Pascarella (You are HERE!)

YOUR NEXT STOP IS Britt Bass.

Thank you for stopping by today! Hope you enjoy the rest of the hop!

Pink & Main Happy Easter


Can you believe that Easter is next week? Where does the time go? Perfect timing for the adorable Pink & Main's Chocolate Bunny stamp set! For today's card, I attempted the popular no-line coloring technique.

 
The first step is to stamp the image in a light color ink. I used watercolor pencils to fill in the spaces. The background is a blend of watercolors as well.  Besides the time it took to color the image, this is a very simple card to create.
 
Thank you for stopping by today!
 
Have a wonderful day!