Monday, July 30, 2012

July Stack-a-holic Challenge Winners!

Hello all of my Stack-a-hoics! It's the end of another month, July! Time is just going by too fast, I am not ready for summer to be over! We had lots of great entries in our challenge this month! THANK YOU to all of you who participated! It's so fun to see everyone's different take on the sketch. This is the sketch that we played with this month!

                                                                                         Page Sketch from Sketch Savvy

Looking at all of these great layouts totally has me in a scrappy mood!! I love it!! Here is our top 10 for the layout challenge!

Karen Hunter / A Type of Art

Shawn Foster / Performance

Marie Otake / Stack 8

Kristin Fougeron / A Type of Art

Charity Becker / Be Mine, Taj Mahal, Mariposa

Jessica Kubit / Celebration

Elizabeth Lowery / Animal Cracker

Esther Turner / Sweet

Wendy Crowe / Gilded Orchard

Sue Sedlak / Playtime

And here are our Top 10 cards!

Card Sketch from Got Sketch?

Brittany Kohl / Spring Fling

Joy Hager / Rockstar

Mitzi Garcia / Garden Tea Party

Kathy Perry / Citrus, Cafe Med

Luanne Pang / Mariposa

Jamie Papantonakis / Dog Scrapbook Kit in a Stack

Angela Alexander / Doodin' Around

Jess Marlin / A Type of Art

Lynn Boyles / La Creme

We had so many fabulous entries this month, thank you again to everyone who played! I will have August's Challenges up on Wednesday!

For our random winners (1 from the layouts and 1 from the cards) Congratulations to:

Jessica & Jess !

Email me your addresses at and I will get your prize right out to you!!

Have a wonderful day!!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Video: New Stacks at Michaels

Yes you heard me right! MORE new paper at Michaels! Click HERE to watch a video showing you a closer look at Neon Chic, Bouquet de Fluer, Forever & Always, Sweet Blossom & Wild Splendor! These are all GORGEOUS and I am already hoarding a couple of them!! Let me know what you think!!!!

Monday, July 23, 2012

CHA Fun + CK Winners

Hey everyone! I am back home from CHA and pretty much recovered I believe! A wonderful feeling to have :) It was a great show and we loved all of the feedback about our Halloween booth {at the show and from you at home!} I will be sure to share some of the messages and praises with our team that worked so hard on the booth for months. It's a team effort from so many people, it's so fun to see it all come together at the show. 

I wanted to share some fun pictures of the DCWV girls that worked the booth this year. We had a total blast! We all get along so well and I love all of them so much. I really do feel like I have "DCWV family" :)

The DCWV Crew!

Amy {Trade Show Manager}, Marlene {Beads Sales} & Wendy {Beads Product Development}

Sandie {Customer Service}, Ashlee {International Paper Sales}

Me & Marlene

Marlene & Wendy

VP's Jeremy & Rob - We gotta have a couple boys around to keep us safe and pay the dinner bill ;) These are 2 great guys!!

It's a little sad to have another show come to an end. But there is always another one right around the corner. Nancy has already chosen our booth theme for Anaheim based on a trend she has spotted on some International trips and I gotta say I CAN'T WAIT!!!!! Very cool :)

And I have some winners to announce from our Creating Keepsakes giveaway from Friday! Thank you to all of you who participated! We love CK and value the great relationship that we have with them!

Winners of 3 new DCWV paper stacks:

I LOVE DCWV!!!! And am a big fan of CK! Went and said hello and that you sent me!
Thanks for the chance to win!!

I visited CK's page! Thanks for the chance. Love all the new collections. Just picked up the Type stacks and adore all the glossy effects!

i just visited Creating keepsakes fb.. and leave some love.. thanks for the opportunity to win..

Winner of 1 year CK subscription:

Great givaway! "liked" CK FB page and told them you sent me. Would love a great SB magazine to look to for inspiration.

Email me your addresses and I will get your prizes right out to you!

Friday, July 20, 2012

CK Giveaway!

I just got home from Chicago!! It was a great week for so many of us in the craft industry, but I am definitely exhausted!!! We wish all of you were there with we have a fun giveaway planned for all of YOU! 

We also want to welcome all our friends and fans from Creating Keepsakes—another one of our favorite scrapbooking publications. We’re so glad you could join us!

To give you a few fun facts about Creating Keepsakes, we went straight to the source! When we asked about the history and continued goals of the magazine, Editor-in-Chief Jennafer Martin shared the following:

What year was the magazine first published? 1996

How has the magazine changed over the years? In its first five years of publication, Creating Keepsakes grew from a simple publication put together in the basement of our founding editor, Lisa Bearnson, to a thriving brand with regular and special issues, books, and a website. We were also able to create and implement an archival program, scrapbooking kits and contests, and much more! Also, by 2003, both an Australian and a Japanese edition of Creating Keepsakes were being published for our international fans.

What are your current goals for the magazine? Our main goal is to help the readers showcase their memories by using fun scrapbooking projects as inspiration, by implementing new tips and techniques, and through solutions for the different issues that scrapbookers encounter each day. For us, that includes showing how to scrapbook a life story (i.e., easy ways to preserve your memorabilia), how to organize and use the supplies around you effectively and in fun, new ways, how to continually improve photography, and the ways in which the latest products and trends will help the reader accomplish their creative goals.

Thank you, Jennafer, for helping us learn more about the magazine! As a special thank you for the new visitors to the blog—as well as our long-time fans—we wanted to offer a special giveaway! Visit the Creating Keepsakes Facebook page between now and Monday morning and leave them a comment saying we sent you. Let us know you were there, and we will enter you in our giveaway, where 3 lucky winners will receive 3 new stacks each, and 1 lucky winner will receive a one-year subscription to Creating Keepsakes—how nice is that?! 

Best of luck to everyone!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

CHA Summer 2012 Booth Photos

*Hello to all of our friends from Creating Keepsakes who have stopped by the blog today to participate in our giveaway! We will hold the contest on Friday 7/20 instead of today. See you then!

Hey guys! We are having so much fun here at CHA Summer in Chicago! It's always great to see what's new in the industry and be inspired by the displays around us. This show, our booth theme is "Trick Your Creativity, Treat Your Imagination" and the Halloween theme has been a big hit! I know I shared a video of the booth yesterday but today I wanted to post some up close photos. 


View from the front entrance of the show floor

Decorated Logo

Our cute owl friend

Haunted Houses

DCWV Cemetery

Happy Pumpkins

Ghoulish Dining Room

Our friend, Gertrude

Beaded Spider

Haunted Ghost