Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Jo-Anns Sneak Peek for my Super Sleuths

Oh how I love our stack-a-holics :)

Some of you super sleuths were on the joann.com website and found some BRAND NEW stacks on sale for $9.99 but guess what, there were no pictures with them!! Now that would drive any stack-a-holic to the loony bin so I thought I would help ya out :) 

These stacks are avaliable for purchase right now ON THE WEBSITE! They will be in stores too but I imagine they will be out after the Christmas stacks are all done. So if you have to have it before everyone else, get them now while they are in stock and half off!!! (The link to the stack is under each picture)

I will do a video showing each stack in depth but for now, this will have to do for ya ;)






Celebration Stack (will be a HUGE seller, I will take my bet to Vegas even :)
Can you believe it's taken us THIS LONG to come out with a BIRTHDAY themed stack!!! It is incredible....totally worth the wait!!!



Can't wait to hear what you think!!! You know I LOVE reading your comments and you never know what kind of happy, giveaway mood I may be in ;)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Tis the Season Paper Chain

I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving and has somewhat recovered from the holiday!!! I had a horrible time waking up this morning!!! Must still be in a turkey coma from the leftovers :) But I am so happy because now I can "officially" feel good about decorating and getting ready for Christmas!!! I can't wait to show you all of the fun things that I have been doing with our current holiday stacks!!! 

But first, we need to have a winner for our giveaway!! I have to say I LOVED reading all of your comments about your blessings!!! Looks like we are some super lucky ladies!! 
Congratulations to Michelle Aguilar!!

Top 3 Blessings in my Life of Michelle Aguilar

#1. for my Juan and Only husband, he is a hard worker and loves me no matter what!
#2. for my 3 children, meliesa, andrew and Jesus. I prayed for 3 and be careful 
what you pray for!
#3. for my grandson Cooper Ryan that is coming in feb. our 1st grandchild! yippee! 
  

Yay! You are the lucky lady this week!!! Email me at erinmadsen@diecutsinc.com to claim your Street Lace & Colorful Life Stacks! We will do this again on Friday when you see my 5th Sizzix Blog Hop project so stay tuned! I can't believe we only have 2 weeks left!!!  

So one of our family traditions is making a paper chain countdown for the anticipation to Christmas Day. Yesterday when we had some friends over for dinner, I broke out the Tis the Season Stack because I knew the kids would love making a craft! I used the 180 sheet value stack so the papers were a bit thinner.  I cut the pieces to 1.5 x 6 inches. You can use a stapler to create the chain or use mini glue dots.
 




I tied a chunky piece of ribbon at the top so I would have something to hang it by.


The boys get to switch off days, each taking a turn tearing off a piece of the paper chain. I have the best memories doing this when I was little. Of course, our chain was made out of thin construction paper and not this darling printed paper....LOVE the Santa and Reindeer prints :)


There is nothing like carrying on a tradition. Life is good!!!

Have a great Monday!! Be back SOON! :)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop Week 4: Amber Autumn Place Card

Happy Thanksgiving!! I hope everyone is having a gorgeous day full of love and FOOD!!!

Today is one of my favorite days of the year!! There is nothing like a big, yummy, traditional Thanksgiving dinner! And when you are stuffed to the max, there is nothing better than laying in bed with your laptop and blog hopping!! 

Week 4 of the Sizzix Blog Hop is already here!

So for our 4th project, I had to use the Frame and Frame Back 3D Pro Die. This is such a fun, versatile die!! I think you could use it for SO many different things! In honor of today's big holiday, I wanted to turn my little frame (about 5x5 inches) into my place cards for our Thanksgiving dinner. I used the gorgeous Amber Splendor Stack that is available at Michael's right now. Love the beautiful foil accents! I had to add a little May Arts ribbon of course! I love how they turned out. You have to keep place cards easy since you are usually making so many of them!! For our Thanksgiving this year, we needed 23!!







Products used:

DCWV Autumn Splendor Stack (available at Michaels Stores)


DCWV Brown Alphabet Stickers

May Arts Ribbon

Liquid Adhesive


And just because I am SO THANKFUL for all of YOU...
who wants to win a

and a
???

Here is how you can win:

1. Post a comment on this blog post telling me what your top 3 biggest blessings in your life are.
2. Become a follower of this blog (leave a separate blog post telling me this)
3. "Subscribe" to our blog (leave a separate blog post telling me this.)
4. Share my giveaway on your blog/social media site 
(leave a separate blog post telling me this.)
*Follow our 
Facebook page too for more giveaway opportunities! 

{You can continue on the blog hop journey by going to my "Sizzix Blog Hop" button to the right an click on "forward". Or you can see a list of all participants here! Have fun! 


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Chalkboard Wall: Thanksgiving

I have had some emails asking to post some pictures of my chalkboard wall all dressed up for Thanksgiving!  So as I finish up my last minute Thanksgiving preparation, I thought I would share!


(FYI-I call my boys "my nuggets")



I love how when you walk in my front door, the first thing you see is my wall of creativity!! Makes me happy!!

Once you have eaten your turkey and pumpkin pie tomorrow, stop by to see my 4th project in the Sizzix Blog Hop!! And there will also be a giveaway!!! See you then!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A little gratitude...

Thanksgiving is just a few short days away!! Today, I am making cute place cards with the Amber Autumn Stack & grocery shopping for my assigned Thanksgiving traditional dishes. I love all of the planning that goes into Thanksgiving Day!! It really is one of my favorite days of the year!

All month I have been trying to feel grateful every single day for everything that I have!
You all know, I am the first to tell EVERYONE that I work for the {best company in the world} who values their employees and especially their customers. In this day, this is a HUGE deal when lots of companies are only looking out for themselves. I wanted to share the following email that we received from a customer...I think it really says something about the company that I work for and call my family!!
________________________________________________________

 Dear DCWV team,

Last week my wife purchased a DCWV HOME removable Vinyl Lettering kit..."The Fondest Memories Are Made When Gathered around the Table" at the Sarasota (Fla) Kohl's store.
She couldn't wait for me to get it on the wall over the dinning room table prior to the 25+ relatives coming over for this up coming Thanksgiving holiday! While attaching it to the wall, it just looked totally wrong.  It wasn't my workmanship but the "letters" in the first part of the phrase.  EVERY letter was crooked, and or, tilted to the left or right...even some higher or lower than the (imaginary) line of level. I located your company web site and the telephone number.  When I called and explained the problem I was transferred to a lady by the name of "Christine". She was, to say the least, ........"Outstanding". She understood the problem and told me she'd ship a new one out to me, which should arrive a couple of days prior to the holiday. It arrived the NEXT day, as she over nighted it to me via FedEx. I was totally shocked when it arrived so quickly! I took down the old one that evening and replaced it with my new one within thirty minutes. It looks ..."Wonderful"............now!!! Thanks you for having such an understanding and reliable employee as Christine!! People like her are why you have "repeat" customers.......like my...... WIFE!! Again, thank YOU and YOUR employee(s).........for being fair and just...good people!

P.S. She even stuck a little Christmas tree wall decal for the NEXT holiday!
_________________________________________________________


When I read this email, I felt a huge sense of {gratitude} for the company that I am blessed to work for!!! My job is in my top 3 biggest blessings in my life! I hope when you choose to purchase our products, you always have in the back of your head that we are a company is grateful for YOU and will always make sure you are taken care of!

Enjoy your prep time getting ready for Thursday!! I can't wait for you to see my place cards for our family dinner...you will see them Thursday as my post for the Sizzix Blog Hop!!

See you tommororw!


Monday, November 22, 2010


Another, Monday is here! Crazy how that happens :)

What did you do with your 2 1/2 days of weekend bliss?? Mine was full of eating out at yummy restaurants, best friends, college football, spending time with my parents & brother and putting up my Christmas decorations!! That last one is so much work but I am SO HAPPY when it's all done! I will show you my Gingerbread Man tree soon :)

So we have a winner from last week's giveaway!! And the winner is:


Heidi G said...

Favorite thing to eat at Thanksgiving is sweet potato casserole.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop Week 3: Colorful Life Broach

Well it sounds like you loved the video that I posted yesterday! I am SO excited for Black Friday too!!! That Ultimate Stack is a must have for any serious "stack-a-holic". Watch the video HERE if you haven't seen it yet!

Ready for week 3 of the Sizzix Blog Hop??

So for our 3rd project, I had to use the Flower, Beauty Bloom, Die. I didn't put it together the usual way...I rolled pieces, folded pieces...and used lots of hot glue :) Oh how I love my hot glue gun! I used a printed cardstock from the Colorful Life Stack and mustard and rust colored felt. I love the mixed textures of the paper and felt. Felt just feels like fall to me!! And break out those denim jackets...they are BACK this fall :)



Products used:


Mustard & Rust Felt

Hot Glue Gun


And to keep up our giveaway fun, who wants to win a
and a


Here is how you can win:

1. Post a comment on this blog post telling me your favorite thing to eat at Thanksgiving!
2. Become a follower of this blog (leave a separate blog post telling me this)
3. "Subscribe" to our blog (leave a separate blog post telling me this.)
4. Share my giveaway on your blog/social media site 
(leave a separate blog post telling me this.)
*Follow our 
Facebook page too for more giveaway opportunities! 

{You can continue on the blog hop journey by going to my "Sizzix Blog Hop" button to the right an click on "forward". Or you can see a list of all participants here! Have fun! 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Ultimate Stack

The secret is out....

Black Friday spotting are everywhere.

Have you seen this in the Jo-anns Black Friday Ad?


You may want a better look at this beauty :) It's unlike any stack that we have ever done!!


Here is a {video} that shows the Ultimate Stack up close and personal....

Tell me what you think!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Another Monday, Another Winner!

Happy Monday, friends!!!

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!! I feel like I have been celebrating my birthday for 4 days! I think it is finally over so I want to say a big THANK YOU for all of your sweet wishes!! I loved reading all of your "when I was 29 or where I want to be at 29" comments. Many of them made me teary eyed!! I love how the simple craft of paper crafting can connect people and can give us SO MANY friends!!

I wish I could give these stacks to ALL of you!! I would probably get fired though so we don't want that!!! Our winner this week is:


Monique said...


Well, the 29th of May will be my golden birthday in a couple of years. I am 24 now, so I have a few years to go...but I am hoping to have my own scrapbooking store by then. This has been my dream for so long!


I cut tons of strips of paper into 1/2 inch x 12 inch strips. I used heavy adhesive to connect the ends to make a circle.



Then I put a dot of adhesive on the inside of the paper and pressed down in the center to make a figure 8.



I did this to about 16 strips, layering them as I adhered them together. Punched out a circle and added a button to the center and that was it!

I love wrapping gifts in cheap kraft wrapping paper and decorating the box. So unique and fun!!! 
Can't wait to show you more fun stuff I am working on!!! Have a great day and I will be back soon!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop Week 2: Street Lace Friendship Cube


Guess what today is....
My 29th birthday!!! 
One more year to "be in my twenties." I am the youngest chick in my group of best friends so I haven't really had a hard time getting older! I feel so lucky to be where I am in life at the young age of 29!! Wondering what my hubby has planned for the day. Big perk for being born on Veterans Day and being married to a banker...he always gets my birthday off of work!!

So are you ready for Week 2 of the Sizzix Blog Hop??

So for our 2nd project, I had to use the Twist Cub-3D. I was a little nervous to put the die together, but it was surprisingly pretty easy!!! I love how it folds down flat to fit inside a card and with a quick twist, it pops right up!! I used the new Street Lace Stack to make the cube and a matching card. I think my friend will love the pictures of us on it :)




Products used:
DCWV Black Cardstock
May Arts Ribbon
Misc. Rhinestones & Buttons

And just for stopping by the blog today....I want to give away a 
and a
to a lucky winner!!!

Here is how you can win:

1. Post a comment on this blog post telling me what you remember about being 29 or where you think you will be when you are 29 :)
2. Become a follower of this blog (leave a separate blog post telling me this)
3. "Subscribe" to our blog (leave a separate blog post telling me this.)
4. Share my giveaway on your blog/social media site 
(leave a separate blog post telling me this.)
*Follow our 
Facebook page too for more giveaway opportunities! 

{You can continue on the blog hop journey by going to my "Sizzix Blog Hop" button to the right an click on "forward". Or you can see a list of all participants here! Have fun! 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New Michaels Goodies!!

I am trying to get used to the change in the weather...I love all of the seasons but it's always an adjustment once the shift comes.

What makes a gloomy November Tuesday a little better......


New stacks of course!!!


I filmed a video showing you {exactly} what is new at Michaels right now!! I hear there is an entire spinning stand full of our new stuff...happiness!!

{Here is the video}....tell me what you are most excited to get your hands on!!! You never know when I may pick one of you to make your stack wish come true ;) You all know how I {love} reading your comments!

Have a fabulous Tuesday!!! Back on Thursday {my 29th birthday!} and the latest entry in the Sizzix Blog Hop! See you then!

Monday, November 8, 2010

A little business if I may....

Happy Monday everyone!!!

I hope you have had a fabulous weekend and that you have had a chance to hop through the Sizzix Blog Hop!! I am amazed at all of the talent that there is out there! And thank you for all of the sweet comments about Puddle's Winter Wonder Hideaway!! And I think my favorite name for the cute Polar Bear has to be Artie (Artic) Love it!! You guys have the best ideas ;)

So for our winner from the Blog Hop....we have



Jamiecrafts said...

puddles friend should be named mud. that way they can be mud puddles hee hee ;)

If you didn't win....just wait. There is something bigger up for grabs :)

I have a way that you win the {entire Street Lace Line} which is a TON of stuff!! Album, embellishments, lots of paper....

So....

There is this contest. And one of our marketing girls is #8 out of 340 people to win an opportunity of a lifetime!!! We need your help voting so to make it worth your 3 minutes of time, we want to give you the chance to win the entire Street Lace Collection!


How to vote:


1. Click on THIS LINK and vote for Angela:
2. Receive email confirmation
3. Reply to email to confirm vote
4. Fwd confirmation vote to: angelaahn2000@gmail.com


You can vote from each one of your email addresses which will give you more entrys to win our big prize!! 

We will pick a winner on November 17th!

THANK YOU for helping support DCWV! We love all of blog followers and {loyal customers} and I mean that!!!

Tomorrow I will be posting a video that shows all of the BRAND NEW stacks at Michaels right now!!! So watch for that....just waiting for a box with the last 2 stacks....talk about fresh off the press ;)

See you TOMORROW!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop Week 1: Winter Wonder Hideaway

I have REALLY been looking forward to today for a long time!! 

Today is {day 1} of the Sizzix Blog Hop! I was so excited when I was asked to participate in this hop because like I always say... DCWV paper + Sizzix dies = Happy Girl!! I love our products together!

So for our first die, I had to use the Scoreboard House Die. When I saw it I instantly envisioned a little winter wonderland house for Puddles!! (Puddles is the little penguin in the Winter Wonder Stack...Kerri, the designer of the paper named him. Love him.}



Products used:

If you want to see our entire Holiday release this year, you can watch the video HERE that shows all of it!! And all of it is on sale at www.joann.com right now :) 

And to celebrate the beginning of our blog hop....I want to give away a 
and a
to a lucky winner!!!

Here is how you can win:

1. Post a comment on this blog post telling me what we should name Puddle's polar bear friend :)
2. Become a follower of this blog (leave a separate blog post telling me this)
3. "Subscribe" to our blog (leave a separate blog post telling me this.)
4. Share my giveaway on your blog/social media site 
(leave a separate blog post telling me this.)
*Follow our 
Facebook page too for more giveaway opportunities! 

{You can continue on the blog hop journey by going to my "Sizzix Blog Hop" button to the right an click on "forward". Or you can see a list of all participants here! Have fun! 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Hello World...

Hey ya'll! I get to say ya'll because I am a Texan. And a proud one :) Sad my Rangers lost the World Series last night but hey, it was a good effort! I still love 'em!

Like I said yesterday, the next few weeks I will be busy updating some of the samples for our booth at CHA. {Now} is the time to do it because as it gets closer and closer to January, we will have NEW stuff to make samples for and it gets crazy. So now is the time for some re-vamps. I can't wait to see our fresh, new booth in LA at CHA! Oooh fun :)

So I was playing with The Nana's Nursery-Boy Stack...this is still a really popular stack! I love the colors in it, and since I have boys, I love any great papers that can be used for boys. 

Here is a page that I did with the stack and the coordinating box of chipboard....

{click on photo to enlarge} 



I love how clean and fresh this page is. Just like a newborn baby! Been a while since I had one of those around the house....I think I have forgotten what it is like!!!

So what are your favorite "classic" stacks? I love hearing from you!!! 

Have a great day! Stop back on Thursday to see my first entry in the Sizzix Blog Hop and to enter our giveaway this week!!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Monday!!! It's a gorgeous day here in Utah....we are holding on to every bit of fall that we can cause the {snow} will be here before we know it!!! Too bad my day consists of work, laundry and work....maybe I will have to take the computer on the porch for some fresh air this afternoon :)

Around the DCWV office, it is BUSY!!! In past years, this has been a little slower time of the year as we are in between industry shows and releases...but we have so many {big} things in the works, it is super busy!!! Here is my "to do" list for booth samples for the CHA booth in January....and these are just the pages that need updating, this isn't even NEW stack pages!! 


I will be sharing lots of stuff on my "to do" list in the weeks to come. It is so fun going back and revisiting my favorite stacks...right now I am playing with Nana's Nursery-Boy....classic! Love the page, I will share tomorrow :)

Big Announcemnet: 
DCWV is participating in our first ever Blog Hop with one of our favorite companies, Sizzix!! It starts on Thursday and I will be posting a new project with DCWV papers and Sizzix dies for the next 8 weeks! I have loved playing with the dies so far, I can't wait to see the other companies that are invovlved and what THEY can do with the same die that I was given.  And to start off the hop, I will be giving away a Street Lace Stack and a Colorful Life Stack on Thursday so be sure to check back then!!

Did everyone have a fabulous Halloween?? I couldn't wait to show you our family costumes!!! 

Are you ready?


The Super Madsens to the rescue!!!




We had such a fun weekend with friends, family and LOTS of laughs!!! I love Halloween!!!

So what did you do this weekend? Dress up? Pass out candy? I want to hear!!!

See you tomorrow!!!