Monday, July 28, 2014

Who Says Neutrals Are Boring?

Happy Monday all! This is Rachel posting today to share an adorable mini album to help get your week started!

I'm sharing the great Neutral Corrugated 6x6 stack, which I paired along with the new Weekend Neutrals 12x12 stack and Printed Corrugate Stack.

There are things I always love doing with my corrugates: make mini albums and paint them. The thickness of the corrugate makes it super sturdy for your albums and the texture looks great behind your photos.

As you can see, I'm obsessed with my Meeko, who just turned 8 years old in May! The album showcases all the fun adventures he got to have for his big birthday (he is now officially a SENIOR in dog years!)

So I don't clog up this page with pictures of Meeko, I've created a short Flipagram to show off the whole album. Just hit PLAY and enjoy the 12 seconds!

Some of the Stackaholics out there may have also noticed I sprinkled in some accents from the Hello Mister stack as well :)


Thanks for making me a part of your Monday! Hopefully I've inspired you to look at those neutrals in a more exciting way! 

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Vintage Essentials Mixed Media

Happy Friday Blog friends!  Just a quick note from the office before Tessa gets us started with another fabulous project!  So sorry we missed our giveaway last week—these days blur together!  We will work harder to find a better schedule!  In the meantime, here are our 6 winners of new stacks:

I am really liking soft pastel green right now! Love your card!

Ohhhh....great stack! I'm really loving coral and mint right now...great color combo!

I tend to go for cornflower blue.

Congrats to the winners! And I love this new embossed stack....hope my Joann's has it in stock!

Congrats to the winners!
I love that new stack!
I see so many creative projects with that stack!!
My go to color is anything in the blue tones!
I love that color turquoise too!
Your card is so pretty!!

My go too color is usually green. (if you saw my solid card stack, you would understand LOL. I have twice the green as I do any other color).

Be sure to e-mail me at meganlloyd(at)dcwv(dot)com with your address! 

Now...without any further delay...

Hello! Tessa here. I am excited to be sharing a new stack with you called Vintage Essentials:

Vintage Essentials is a stack of neutral, vintage-inspired designs printed on newsprint paper. The light weight of the paper makes Vintage Essentials ideal for altered projects. For my first experiment with this stack, I decided to try decoupage.

I started with an 11x14 canvas panel that I had coated with gesso and allowed to dry. Next, I trimmed a piece of polka dot newsprint from the stack and adhered it to my canvas with paper Mod Podge. The newsprint went down beautifully! I left a few wrinkles for texture, but the paper would have smoothed out perfectly if I wanted it to. I tore a few smaller pieces from a script pattern in the stack and adhered those to the canvas, as well.

After the paper had dried, I used gelatos to add color. I absolutely love how the patterns of the Vintage Essentials papers come through the color. The polka dots and script look so pretty through the transparent paint.

Next, I decoupaged a few pieces of fabric to the canvas, and finally, I added a border with a pen, paint splatters with black mist, and a stamped sentiment.

I cannot wait to play more with the Vintage Essentials stack! I have dreams of paper flowers and decoupaged boxes in my head. You can find the stack at your local Michaels store very soon! Thanks for visiting today.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Create your own sunshine with the Quince Blossom stack!

Hi everyone, it is Karen from ScrappyCanuck Studios!  

Recently, DCWV sent me a new stack called Quince Blossom.  It is now available (or should be soon!) at Hobby Lobby.  If you have 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.  This new soft, crisp, and 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! 

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

On top of all the embossing, you will also find all sorts of great patterns that include blossoms with a touch of foil treatment on assorted elements (I LOVE the great page filled with alphas). This stack, with its neutral colours, is perfectly complimented with some of DCWV’s specialty material stacks like the Printed Corrugated card stock stack. 

Finally, I want to share with you one of my favourite parts of this new stack—a page that includes a couple of beautiful cards,  You can cut them out right from the stack, fold and use just them as they are!

It’s hard for me to give away anything but a homemade card 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. 

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!