Friday, January 30, 2015

Hello Mouse & Co~

And hello DCWV friends!  

It's Sara and I'm just a bit excited to share with you the official start of my 2014 Disney Album.

Some of you might know that I started documenting our last 2011 Disney trip the day after I booked this trip. Yikes!  I didn't want that to happen again, so I'm going to make every effort to work on this trip now while the memories are still fresh.

I wanted to compliment my picture of Cinderella's Castle on our arrival day, so I used  a subtle textured paper and vellum prints from the Premium Paper Collection 5 Packs.  These packs are filled with specialty papers like burlap, vellum, foil and laser cut papers.

A few close-ups~

Using a Mickey punch and several of the various papers all with different finishes and prints I was able to make the  perfect embellishments for my page.

If you've been to Disney lately, you know that you come home with plenty of collectibles like trading pins and now even a Magic Band.  So, I decorated a DCWV Kraft Nesting Box for my littlest to keep all her items in.

If you've seen the Nesting Boxes at Joann's you know they come 12 to a set.  This means there is a little girl now expecting me to finish the other 11 just for her. Oh my, guess I need to get busy.

I used~
DCWV Premium Paper Collection 5 Packs from Joann, DCWV Kraft Nesting Boxes, DCWV Insta Photo Fun Printed Cardstock, EK Sucess Mickey Punch, Enamel Dots, Various Thickers & Alphas, Washi Tape

Thursday, January 29, 2015

travel memorabilia box

Hello everyone! This is Thomisia and I hope you all have had an inspirational week so far.

My family just got back from vacation this week and I found it to be a good opportunity to create a travel memorabilia box. This way, I'll have a place to store the little keepsakes we've collected during our trip until I get a chance to add it all to my scrapbooks. Here's what I made.
To create this, I used the DCWV Premium Paper Collection, Burlap Paper, and Kraft Mailer Boxes.
To embellish my box, I added a chain, beads, a charm from Blue Moon Beads, and Maya Road ribbon.
I cut a tag from the burlap paper and included a shell that we found along the beach for an added personal touch. This little turtle charm that I chose symbolizes how slowly I wish my vacation days would pass. However, all good things must come to an end, right? Oh well.
 Now, I'm all set to store room keys, post cards, brochures and photos.
 Thanks for visiting the blog today! Have you find any fun uses for the DCWV boxes?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

More Insta Photo Fun!

Hey there bloggers! Rita Barakat here! I hope you are enjoying all of our fabulous DT projects with DCWV Insta Photo Fun! We are loving these products so much that we sent them to our spectacular guest designers to see what fun things they would create! We would love for you to take a look at their blogs to see their mini masterpieces! 

Here are some sneak peeks and links to their blogs!











Happy Crafting,

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Rita Barakat Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator and Designer & Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacture websites and magazines. She designs for 
DCWV, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®,The Crafters Workshop,  Deflecto and freelances for a variety of manufacturers

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Wedding Reception Insta Album

Hi, folks!  Becky here again with another Insta Album to share.  The album I created documents my recent trip to Palm Springs to see two great friends get married.   I started with the Insta Photo Fun album in black.  I matted a photo I had saved from their wedding invitation and added some mirror heart embellishments to decorate the cover.  

I bought a new camera that takes 2X3" instant photos, which were perfect for this little album and the Insta Photo Fun 4X4" photo inserts.  I used the corresponding 4X4" printed cardstock and die cut cards sticking with a black, white, red, silver and gold color scheme.

I brought the Wedding Photo Fun Prop Set, which were perfect for the after-reception karaoke.  The set includes mustaches, hearts, wedding appropriate sayings, and glasses, which I attached to wooden dowels for photo ops.  Here's more of the mini layouts I included in the album.

I hope the albums shared by the design team give you great inspiration, as they have for me.  I've actually never made a mini album, but I really enjoyed how easily this came together and look forward to making more! <3

Supplies used:
DCWV 4X4" Insta Photo Fun 2 ring album: Black
DCWV Insta Photo Fun 4X4" Printed Cardstock: Black
DCWV Insta Photo Fun Accessories: Black and White pages and cards 
DCWV Insta Photo Fun 4X4" Photo Inserts
DCWV Insta Photo Fun Prop Set: Wedding
DCWV Self Adhesive Heart Mirrors
DCWV Candy Cane Lane Stack
DCWV 6X6" Embossed Foil Stack
DCWV 6X6" Foiled Vellum Stack 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Jewel Sheet Tutorial and Winners too!

Hi everyone!  It's Karen from ScrappyCanuck Studios, and I am here today to share a little project using two of my favourite products from DCWV - Jewel Self Adhesive sheet and the 
Quince Blossom  stack. 

 If you haven't yet seen the jeweled sheets, you are in for a treat.  While this product looks like regular bling, it is made from resin, making it easy to cut and easy to use!  The sheets come in 8X10, and there are a vareity of colours and styles.  Oh, and with adhesive on the back of each sheet, you can "bling-up" just about anything in no time flat. Trust me, it's a bit addictive!

I thought it would be fun to show you just how easy this product is to use by putting together a little tutorial on using it to create custom letters.  Check this out!

On Friday, we were showcasing another great new product line called Insta Photo Fun.  We invited you to share your favourite Instagram subjects for your chance to win.  Well, we didn't want to keep you waiting, so the lucky readers are: 

  • SandiJanuary 25, 2015 at 7:49 PM - What I post most often on my Instagram account are my paper and layouts. But my favorite Instagram account is my son's where he posts loads of pictures of my grandsons. I need a couple of these albums for those pictures.
  • Robin B.January 23, 2015 at 8:19 PM Cute album! My favorite subject is my family.
  • Donna G.January 23, 2015 at 8:58 AM My favorite Instagram subject are my great nieces and nephews (I have 12). I love the Insta album. What a great idea!
  • Beckie WilliamsJanuary 23, 2015 at 7:40 PM Love the album!! My favorite is my family that live so far away. This way we all stay I contact.
  • Mary HolshouserJanuary 24, 2015 at 7:31 AM I like the 4x4 printed cardstock stack. I'm going to the Canadian Rockies this summer and I think the one in blue and white would work well in my vacation album. thanks for the chance to win a great prize.
  • Jenny BJanuary 25, 2015 at 9:09 AM My pets are my favorite subject! I love this album you put together - I'm sure your husband will love it! I'm always looking for creative ways to journal and you make it look easy!
Congratulations everyone, and thank-you to everyone who took the time to comment!  Please email Megan (meganlloyd@dcwv
.com) to claim your prizes!

Friday, January 23, 2015

More Insta Love and a GIVEAWAY!

Hi DCWV friends, It's Jaclyn here today!  I hope you've been following along on the blog the past two weeks, because the design team has been sharing some truly inspirational projects featuring the new Insta Photo Fun line, available at Joann's.  If you've loved seeing a peek at this fun product line in action, you're in luck because I've got another Insta mini album to share with you today!

I've been thinking ahead a little bit and decided to start working on a love-themed valentine's day album for my hubby.  I used the black Insta Photo Photo Fun album, coordinating pages and diecut cardstock cards to put it together, along with some other bits and pieces added along the way.  To give a little hint of what's to come inside the album, I decorated it with a few themed items to coordinate with the color scheme of the inner pages.

I love the labels on the spine of these albums, too.  I typed up a quick title to slip into mine, which will also make it easily identifiable when placed upon a shelf.
The "A little thing called LOVE' card was the perfect opening page to my album.  I added a heart from the Insta Photo Fun props, a mirrored heart and a few sequins, before calling it complete.

Keep in mind that this album is for my husband.  While I may like lots of embellishments and extras, I knew the pictures and text would be of the most importance to him.  So I decided to keep the pages fairly simple and carry the black, white, grey/sliver and red color palette throughout the album to keep it cohesive. 

The products in the Insta Fun line made it easy to keep things quick and simple, but still look great with all of the lovely patterns and icons that are used throughout the collection.

I printed my journaling on a label from my stash, added to the bottom left corner of the 'love' 4x4" printed paper and finished it off with another mirrored heart.

I turned one of the Insta Fun 2x3" into a cute little journaling tag by trimming it down a bit, and punching a couple of holes at the top to thread some red twine through.  This tag made the perfect home for my journaling.

I switched things up a bit on this page, by incorporating one of the 2x2" Insta Photo Fun inserts.  Doing so allowed me to fit an extra photo in on this spread and still left room for journaling and plenty of decoration.

I had the backside of that 2x2" Insta Photo Fun insert to work with for this spread.  This time I filled it with different patterns from the cardstock cards, one including journaling and another, embellishment.

At this point, these are the final pages in my album.  With Valentine's Day almost a month away, I have hopes to fill in with a few more reasons and pictures, if time permits.  Since these cute little albums have a D-ring binding, adding additional pages will be a snap!

I wrapped up the very last page of the album with a sweet little message printed on a sticker label, attached to one of the 4x4" cardstock cards and again, accented with a mirrored heart.

If you made it all the way to the bottom of this photo-heavy post, then you deserve a prize!  Or at least a chance to win one, don't you think?  To be entered into a drawing to win one of  six (WOW!) sets of Insta Fun products, just leave us a comment telling us your favorite Instagram subject.  That's it! The winners will be announced on Monday.  Good luck and happy weekend!

Supplies used:

DCWV 4X4" Insta Photo Fun 2 ring album: Black
DCWV Insta Photo Fun Accessories: Wedding themed pages and cards
DCWV Insta Photo Fun 2X2" Photo Inserts
DCWV Insta Photo Fun 4X4" Photo Inserts
DCWV Insta Photo Fun Prop Set: Wedding
DCWV Insta Photo Fun Prop Set: Birthday
DCWV Self Adhesive Heart Mirrors
DCWV Christmas & Winter Cardstock Stack
Blue Moon Beads 7" Metal Connector Strand: Locks

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Best Day Ever Insta Fun Album

Hello! Lisa here with my take on some Insta Fun products and album.  I seriously had a blast working on this little album, and could not believe how easy it all came together.  You might keep hearing us say the word easy when it comes to these products, but seriously they are so easy to work with!  It's like they do the work for you!  Thanks DCWV!  Anywho, let's take a look at my little album and the hundreds of photos I have to share with you...

Products Used:

View blog post for supplies

Thanks for stopping by and we would love to see your Insta Photo Fun projects leave us a link either in the comments here or on our Facebook page!

Happy Crafting!