Monday, April 6, 2015

We're moving!

Hello everyone!

Happy Easter to all!  We hope you had a fabulous weekend, full of fun, candy, good times, and lots of love.

Guess what—we moved our blog address!  You can now find us here:

Come check it out, we think you're going to love it!

Friday, April 3, 2015

New Product Reveal - Ready-Made Pages + Video

Hello DCWV fans! Ready for another fantastic product release from DCWV? This one is for those of you who might not have enough time to finish all the layouts you'd like to include in your albums. It's also for those of you who aren't scrapbookers, but would still enjoy having albums filled with layouts of your memories. Introducing...Ready-Made Scrapbook Pages, available at JoAnn stores!

The classic, traditional look of these pages will add a timeless touch to your albums. The best part? All you have to do is add your photo(s) and journaling and you are done. These aren't kits - they truly are ready-made pages.

The pages come in a variety of themes, from birthday to school, everyday to vacation.

In this video, I share with you the entire line (32 of them, to be exact), as well as how to put one page together in literally just a couple of minutes.

Let us know what you think! Feel free to comment on the video and/or here on the blog. Thanks for visiting and watching, and have a great day!

Tessa Buys
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Need a challenge? We've got one for you—a scrappy challenge!

Hi friends! 

Are you ready for a new stack-a-holic challenge? We've got a fun one for you this month!! 

Here is the layout sketch:
Courtesy of

Here is what the girls made with this sketch: 

#1: Made by Mahe
#2: Made by Veronika
#3: Made by Karla (layout made using the Travel Adventure and DIY Mini Album Stacks)
#4: Made by Sara (layout made using the Chick Chat Stack)
#5: Made by Sharon (layout made using the Baby Boy stack)
#6: Made by Valerie (layout made using the Luxury II Stack)And now for the card sketch:
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Look at what our designers did with it:

#1: Made by Jaclyn (card made using the Quince Blossom Stack)
#2: Made by Agata
#3: Made by Jessi
#4: Made by Piali (card made using the Mini Album, Sunshine, and Corrugate stacks)
#5: Made by Shilpa
#6: Made by Susanne (card made using a set of 5-pack premium papers)
#7: Made by Valerie (card made using prints from the Insta Fun and 5-pack premium paper collections)
#8: Made by Yolie
#9: Made by Sharon
#10: Made by Jenifer (card made using the Gilded Stack)
#11: Made by Rachel (card made using the Sky's The Limit Stack)

Be sure to make time to craft with the above sketches and send us your project pictures!  All submissions that are received will be featured on our Facebook page.  The top 10 in each category will be shown on the blog at the end of the month.

Submissions are due April 29th.  They need to be emailed to meganlloyd(at)dcwv(dot) com.

Which stack will you use to create a project? We'd love to hear—let us know in the comments! 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

March 2015 Stack-a-holic winners!!

Guess what? We're ready to announce our Stack-a-holic winners for March! After last months delay, we felt we better get on it right away!

By the way, were you one of the participants? Did you happen to share the link to the Facebook album that had your project in it with friends and family? We sure hope so! If not, be sure to do so next month! 

Just as a reminder, here is the page sketch that was used for inspiration:

And now, drumroll are our top 10 submissions!!

#1: Courtesy of Beverly; used prints from the Limoncello and Burlap stacks for her layout
#2: Courtesy of Holly; used prints from the Dots, Stripes, and Plaids stack for her layout
#3: Courtesy of Renee; used prints from the Travel Adventure Stack for her layout
#4: Courtesy of Carolyn; used prints from the Green Stack for her layout
#5: Courtesy of Marianne; used prints from the Floral Fair and all Dolled Up Stacks for her layout
#6: Courtesy of Casey Lane; used prints from the Old World Stack for her layout
#7: Courtesy of Carmelita; used prints from the Primrose stack for her layout
#8: Courtesy of Laura; used prints from the Bohemian Sunrise Stack for her layout
#9: Courtesy of Rebecca; used prints from the Candy Cane Lane stack for her layout
#10: Courtesy of Misty; used prints from the Day-to-Day Photoreal Stack for her layout

Continuing on, here is the Card sketch that was used for inspiration:

And here are our 10 ten entries:

#1: Courtesy of Marianne; used prints from the Primrose Stack for her card
#2: Courtesy of Deborah; used prints from the Vintage Collector and Foil stacks for her card
#3: Courtesy of Nance; used prints from the Birthday Wishes Stack for her card
#4: Courtesy of Heather; used prints from the 6"x6" Embossed Stack for her card
#5: Courtesy of Jamie
#6: Courtesy of Jerrie; used prints from the Whimsical World stack for her card
#7: Courtesy of Misty; used solids from the 6"x6" Glitzy Glitter stack for her card
#8: Courtesy of Karrie; layout created based on the card sketch
#9: March Stack-a-holic submission; used prints from the Garden Party Stack for her card
#10: Courtesy of Kathy

And now for the winners (chosen at random by our Customer Service team):

#2: Courtesy of Holly; used prints from the Dots, Stripes, and Plaids stack for her layout
#9: Courtesy of Rebecca; used prints from the Candy Cane Lane stack for her layout

#6: Courtesy of Jerrie; used prints from the Whimsical World stack for her card
#7: Courtesy of Misty; used solids from the 6"x6" Glitzy Glitter stack for her card

Please email your address to meganlloyd(at)dcwv(dot)com (no P.O. Boxes please!).  Prizes will be mailed out in the next 2 weeks.

Be on the lookout for April's Stack-a-holic challenge tomorrow!! 


So...if you remember, we had a fabulous blog hop at the end of last week with Tombow USA.  Here is a small selection of the fabulous projects our ladies shared during the 2 inspiration-packed days:

Now...for the winners!  We were going to pick just 3 initially, but how can we pick just 3? How about 3 for each day?!  

Here they are in no particular order:

Love the gold!
2 great companies, great prizes and some wonderful projects!! Thank you!!
SOOOO enjoyed the hop. I absolutely LOVE the paper and have bought a "few" (LOL) packs of DCWV paper before. This cork and gold collection is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS, especially the gold. Stunning!
Thanks for the chance to win.
Oh what wonderful products!
I can't wait to see what's next in the hop.
LOVE the ELEGANCE of the GLORIOUS gold!!!
THANK YOU for the CREATIVE INSPIRATION at each stop along the way and the chance to win some CRAFTY AWESOMENESS :)
Please send your address to meganlloyd(at)dcwv(dot)com and we'll get your prizes out in the next 2 weeks.  

With that done, we need to get to our stack-a-holic winners for the month.  Give me a few hours and we'll have that up too! 

Have a happy morning!