Monday, February 28, 2011

How To Video: Blossom Song Paper Wreath

This is going to be a {great} week. I can feel it!

It's Monday and it's almost March!! Which means {SPRING} and the {SUN} must be coming, right?! I sure hope so. More snow in Utah this last weekend. It's starting to get me down....but I found something to get me out of my winter blues...The Blossom Song Stack and this paper wreath! 



Oh it makes me happy just looking at it. I was going to put it on my front door but no...I need to look at it all day long :) The Blossom Song Stack will be in Michael's stores this week!! Along with the 11 other stacks that I showed you HERE! Start looking for them on Michael's shelves on Thursday :) 

I told you it was going to be a good week ;)


So gather up these supplies and watch the video HERE and you will see step by step how to make this! 
Can't wait to see all of your paper wreaths!! If you make one, be sure to show me on our Facebook page!!

Have a fabulous Monday!! Back soon :)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Love these Spanish Tiles!


Hey everyone!!! I received so many emails wishing me a speedy recovery! You guys are sooo sweet to go out of your way for me :) I am feeling 100% and SO HAPPY about that, lol!! And I'm sure all of your well wishes helped speed up that process ;)

Today's post is SO FUN!!! I love working for such a diverse company! They give me so many ways to feel creative and I love it!! I picked up a few of our new peel and stick Wall Accents that are in Target right now....these designs are awesome!!! When I saw this Spanish Tile one, I instantly thought of my friend, Lisa so I headed over to her house to put it up :) Don't you wish you were my friend & neighbor? :)


Looking at the packaging....you may not see it's true potential!! But wait....


We put them up at a diagonal in her kitchen above her sink. They look SO classy!!


And then a few more over her stove.....


And the last few little ones on the back of her front door.....


All three of these spaces were filled for $12.99!! And I love how if she wants a change, she can move them to a different place because the peel and stick makes is so easy to move and reposition. You aren't as committed to it as you with vinyl.

Again, this is at Target right now!! Thanks, Lisa, for letting me come play yesterday ;)

Have a great day, everyone!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Immortal Love Mini Album

Hello all of my favorite blogging friends!!

I hope each of you had a fabulous holiday weekend!! Offices were closed yesterday so I took the day to rest up a bit...I had a pretty routine surgery last Tuesday that hasn't been as "routine" as I expected so I have had to force myself to stop working and take some "me time"! Not always an easy thing to do but sooo necessary sometime!! I am hoping each day this week will get me more and more on my feet!
First off, I want to remind all of you with iPhones, iPods or iPads to enter our giveaway HERE that ends on Thursday! I have received many comments and emails, some of you are pretty mad, that this particular contest does require you to have a certain tech-y device to enter. I have been doing this blog for 14 months and this is the {first} giveaway out of probably 3 a month that has some sort of stipulation so I really hope that you understand! We wanted some much needed feedback on how you liked our iPhone app and thought a giveaway was the perfect way to get this info from you! You know me, I promise to have an equally awesome giveaway that everyone is eligble to enter SOON!!!
So while I have been on the mend, I have loved looking at all of your pictures and projects that you have posted on our FB page! Keep them coming! I love seeing what you create and am always so inspired by YOU!! Today I wanted to share an amazing mini album that I spotted on our FB page by Elizabeth Currie-Matsko. She made it with the Immortal Love Stack!











This is sooo gorgeous I want to reach out and touch it!!!

Want to know the best part, Elizabeth has included Cricut Gypsy files to cut the actual album pieces and a lot of the embellishment pieces featured in the album!! Check out her blog post HERE for those files!

And if you haven't gotten a close enough look, her video HERE gives an even more detailed look!

Thank you, Elizabeth, for letting me share your gorgeous Immortal Love creation!!!

Have a fabulous day, everyone!

Friday, February 18, 2011

AC Moore + DCWV = FUN!

Happy Friday!! What better way to start the weekend than with a {fun} and {unique} giveaway!!
We have teamed up with one of our loyal retailers to give you the chance to play with our new eScrap App, win paper and gift cards! Sounds fun, right??

Here is the scoop....

Official Rules & Regulations Click HERE

And remember...right now, the app is available HERE at the Apple App Store.  You can use your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch to make your photo entry and email it! We think this will be a great way to give you the chance to use our App and see how easy and fun it is!! 

Can't wait to hear what you think of this!!! I'll be back on Monday!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

More from CHA....

Hey everyone! Hope you are having a great week! 

I was just looking through my pictures and I think I left out a few pictures from our CHA booth last month! I have some more pictures of some projects from throughout the booth....thought you might want to see!!!

Mi Casa Stack

Natural Stack

Linen Closet Stack

Hippie Chic Stack

Rock Star Stack

Pocket Full of Posies Stack

Mi Casa Stack

Mariposa Stack

Cotton Bloom Stack

Green Tea Stack

Black Current Stack

Black Current Stack

Immortal Love Stack

Cafe Mediterranean Stack

Colorful Life Stack

Garden Party Stack

All Dressed Up Stack

Nana's Kitchen Stack

Street Lace Stack

Hope some of these sparked a little inspiration in your creative mind!!

Friday we have something SUPER exciting happening so be sure to check it out :)

Have a fabulous day!




Monday, February 14, 2011

Immortal Love Door & a winner!!


Happy Valentine's Day!! Valentine's Day is for sure WAY more fun when you have little ones, I've decided :) The boys just got home from school and they are sorting through "the candy loot"! And boy, did they make a haul!! I remember doing the same thing as a little girl! Today is going to be a little bit of work, a little bit of fun with a lot of LOVE mixed in there!! Get to have a special date with my man tonight....always something to look forward to!!

I wanted to share a fun thing that we did on our front door this weekend...using 4 sheets of Immortal Love patterned paper!


You can see this big red heart from about 8 houses up the street! 
So fun, the neighbor kids have loved it :)



I used 4 sheets of 12x12 paper and cut them down to 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 pieces and simply taped them up! 
Easy, easy!!!

Well I know some of you are wanting to know who our big winner is from our contest that we announced on Friday! Congratulations to Shelia! She will be getting the 12x12 Immortal Stack and the Be Mine Pink by Design stamp set! Yay!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...
I'm a follower and would love to have this awesome prize! macsheilam @ gmail dot com
Well thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a fabulous day and Valentine's Day!! Back on Wednesday!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine's Giveaway!!


It's Friday!! 

Oh what a wonderful phrase :) We have a lot of fun, fun stuff happening this weekend so I have been impatiently waiting all week!!! Valentine's Steak Dinner with friends tonight, BYU-UTAH rivalry basketball game and another Valentine's dinner with friends tomorrow, big family dinner on Sunday....love how everything involves Valentines and people that I love! That's what this holiday is all about to me :)

First things first, we have a winner who will get their favorite stack from the new 12 stack release coming out next month! If you didn't see the video, look HERE! Our random winner is:
        while its raining said...
I love the way craft paper looks and feels! Love the Playtime stack and can't wait to get my hands on it!
 
Congratulations!! Email me your address at erinmadsen@diecutsinc.com and I will get your Playtime Stack right out to you!! Lucky girl! Don't worry, all 12 will be out at the begining of March at your local Michaels stores! Only a couple weeks away!!

But guess what...today you have another shot to get an awesome Valentine's prize! I used both things on this card for my sweet hubby....

Love this Immortal Love paper!! So perfect for vintage looking Valentines! 
 

Sewed randomly around the heart and then gathered some toile around the back....Do you love that "Sew in Love" phrase? Guess what...you can win both the paper and the Pink by Design "Be Mine" Stamp Set!




You have two chances to win this set!!!  I will be giving them away here --and Sarah will be giving them away on her blog!

Here's how you can qualify to win!

1. Be a DCWV Diary Follower & Pink Cricut Follower

2. Be a DCWV & a Pink by Design Facebook Fan!

3. And...leave us a Comment- That's it! Be sure to leave a comment on both blogs- to double your chances!

Good luck! We will both pick our winners on Monday, 
Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Immortal Love Mantel

I can't believe that Valentine's Day is already almost here....and the middle of February too!? Time has a way of sneakin' up on me lately! I love to decorate my home for Valentines...it is the perfect way to get through the mid-Winter blues. Seeing pink and red everywhere I look just makes me happy!! 

Last year I made a banner for my mantel but this year, I wanted to do something a little different. I love how it turned out!


I used the Immortal Love Stack and cut out a bunch of hearts on my Cricut Expression.....I glued them back to back with a long piece of red and white twine and taped them to the top of my mantel.



The forever running furnace at my house is always making the hearts slowly move and turn around and the fabulous glitter on the papers just sparkle! Love them and how EASY is this!! You could hang these from a chandelier too and it would be soooo cute! 

Tomorrow is going to be FUN....be sure to stop by!!!