Monday, May 9, 2011

May Arts/DCWV Blog Week Starts!

Another Monday!! Can you believe they get here so fast?! 
Must be May :) Crazy ol' May!!!

I hope some of you got to play and scrap this weekend as part of National Scrapbook Day!! And with Mother's Day, hopefully you had some free time to your self...that is always so nice :) I am going to give everyone one more day to enter our giveaway that I announced on Friday! So check back tomorrow to see if you won!

This week is DCWV-May Arts Ribbon Week!!


I love working with this company, they are the perfect ribbon for our stacks! In the past, I wished that we made our own ribbon...then I discovered May Arts and decided we could stick with paper, lol :)
 I {love} this ribbon!! 

So this week, all of my projects will feature our paper with their ribbon...and their blog will do the same! So check them out HERE and join in on the fun! I promise there will be free goodies :)

Today I am announcing our new Stack-a-holic Template Challenge for 
MAY!


I will give you the template...you make the page. Share it on our Facebook page, share it on your blog and send a link or email it to me at erinmadsen@diecutsinc.com. You have until May 25th to submit your page. I will pick my "Top 10" submissions to share on the blog and I will  pick a random winner from those 10 for an awesome prize! Wanna play??!

Here is your template from Susan at Sketch Savvy!


I played with the new Royal Garden Stack this time which is available at Jo-Anns stores and online...I love the colors in it and thought it would be so fun for my Easter pictures from last month!


Here is what I came made with the sketch....

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Isn't the gold foil SO gorgeous?! Wow.


I used this ribbon and paper together to make a cute bow! They are SO easy...I was going to make a video but it would be like 2 seconds long it's so easy :) So to make a bow....

1. Take whatever width and length of paper and adhere ends to make a circle. 
2. Put some adhesive on inside of the circle, on the seam from adhering in step 1.
Press down so both sides are equal on both sides. From the side it will look like an "8"
3. Layer the pieces...ribbon and paper until you like the look of it.
4. For the center, just wrap another paper band around and adhere in the back.

Hope this makes sense! If you want a video, let me know and I will make one :)

Have a fabulous day!! Back tomorrow with our giveaway winners :)

33 comments:

  1. Absolutley beautiful layout... I love it and Congratulations to you husband for graduating

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  2. You are so amazing! Fantastic page. I'll give it a try...

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  3. Erin, your layout is so beautiful! Oh, and you did such an awesome job with the sketch. I love your interpretation of it! Great work (play)!!

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  4. I just Royal Garden. The paper is gorgeous!

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  5. Beautifulll paper.. I tray to do the sketch!!! :O)

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  6. Great layout those papers are so yummy, the gold stands out so well.
    Kim xXx

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  7. Love your layout! I got this stack a few weeks ago and it was perfect for finishing up my nephews wedding book. They used peacock feathers in their bouquets etc at the wedding and the colors were perfect for the layouts. Love that stack!

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  8. Erin, your layout is gorgeous!! Love the bow too.

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  9. What elegant paper the colors are amazing.

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  10. I absolutely love, love, LOVE your papers!! I've just come across your blog -- not sure why I haven't gone hunting it down before now...but I'm glad I found it!

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  11. A great layout! I saw this stack a couple of weeks ago when I bought 5 others, it is on my to buy list.

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  12. So pretty and sparkly, I can't wait to see the stack up close and personal.

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  13. Cool! I love May Arts too. This template challenge is a great follow-up to NSD...now if I can just find some time to scrap. TFS your fun Easter page!

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  14. Great layout! I love May Arts ribbons!!

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  15. I'm in love with this stack and it's very high on my wish list. The jewel tones are just so rich and I have always loved peacocks, even though they get a little noisy sometimes! LOL! Your Easter pics go perfectly with this paper.

    Anniebee

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  16. So Pretty!!! and I love this new DP....so bold and beautiful....a must on my list of wants....which is getter bigger and bigger....will have to get a 2nd job just to pay for it....LOL....love your l/o and your bow is just adorable....gotta try that for sure...thanks

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  17. Such a beautiful page and I am hoping to get to the sketch before the deadline this time! LOL
    I did the last page but it was too late.
    Thanks for the bow idea too!

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  18. Beautiful page, I love the colors you used for this layout. Thank you for sharing.

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  19. Love you layout, it is some great colors. I will be playing along with a Father's Day layout, I think! TFS

    circlebenterprises.blogspot.com

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  20. I'm playing! I just spent a week with Mays Arts and LYB....their ribbons are amazing! Love what you did with your ribbon---going to give that technique a try today! Thanks for sharing the idea!

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  21. Love this paper and the ribbon just makes it glow!

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  22. LOVE the bow and the page!!! I'm a visual learner so would love to see the video if you have the time. I can't seem to follow directions very well unless I can see it done.
    Thanks so much! Great looking family!
    Penny
    redheadworking at earthlink dot net

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  23. Love your LO! Love the color combo! Ribbon is awesome!

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  24. OMG What a wonderful layout...this is beautiful..
    pennykitz@charter.net

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  25. Love those colors. and that paper is gorgeous.
    Debbie
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

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  26. This is absolutely gorgeous Erin! That paper and ribbon go so well together! Love those pics too. i remember Easter pics from when i was a child and we were all dressed up in our new Easter clothes with our little gloves on and our purses (my sister and I) and my brother with his tie on :) Sweet layout!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  27. Pretty! I love the colors of the papers and the ribbon together!
    DeniseB

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  28. Hope you saw my entry! I posted it on your Facebook wall.

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  29. Here's my entry
    http://peacockpaperie.blogspot.com/2011/05/dcwv-sketch-challenge.html

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