Thursday, September 27, 2012

Expo This Weekend!


The Scrapbook USA Expo will be in Sandy, Utah THIS WEEKEND! I know there are lots of people here in Utah so excited and ready to get their scrap on! Don't forget to either print or save this VIP Pass to get even better savings in the booth! 


By bringing this pass to our booth, you will get:
1. Free Halloween magnet or sticker sheet with purchase
2. Free Halloween Matstack with $10 purchase
3. Free vinyl wall art with $20 purchase
4. Add a Halloween 12x12 cardstock for just $2.75 with $30 purchase
All sales are while supplies last!


Friday, September 28-Saturday, September 29
South Town Expo Center-Sandy, Utah
Friday: 10am-Midnight
Saturday: 10am-6pm

Use the code DIE2 for a discount on your tickets. You can buy them HERE online.

We can't wait to see you there!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fall Mini Album

Hey there!! Hope you are all having a great day :) This will be a quick post today! I have been super busy getting ready to film our first season of our show on My Craft Channel! I will be there all day tomorrow and I think I have everything ready :)


I am SO in love will all 12 of the projects that will be featured on our season. It will air starting in October so keep an eye out for it! I think you will love the ideas and the fact you can buy the project supplies with major discounts on DCWV Deals.


I love this mini album that DT Member Dayna Sabrina made with our Autumn Melody Stack which is out at Jo-Ann Stores right now. When it is all closed up, you can tell there is something fun inside!


Yuuuppp! Love it!!


The photos and journaling tell a story of family and memories and gardens.

 

The details are incredible in this album. Dayna Sabrina did such a wonderful job! To see more photos of her project, see her blog post HERE.

Have a wonderful day! I will be back here on Thursday, see you then!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Winners & the Wonderful Wild Splendor

Hi! I know I'm late for my Monday post but I have a good excuse! 



This morning, I was on our local TV morning show here in Utah, Good Things Utah. I had so much fun and took my cute Mama along to help me. She loved seeing the "behind the scenes" of the studio and news room. I am so used to going with Nancy when she films so I knew the process. But this time it was ME that got to do it! I loved it :) I will post the link tomorrow here on the blog when it's posted on their website! Such fun Halloween projects!

I want to post our 3 winners from Friday's Better Homes and Garden Giveaway! Remember, these winners will be getting fun Halloween products from our Bewitched Line! Lucky, lucky winners :) If you are one of them, email your address to Megan at meganlloyd@diecutsinc.com and she will send your goodies right to you!! Congratulations to:

Love, love, love Fall - my favorite season! The temperature is not too hot, not too cold; football, bon-fires, fire-roasted marshmallow; beautiful colors surrounding our home in the woods; the crunch of fall leaves beneath my feet; so much to love...

I have a lot of favorites myself. Visually it's all the fall colors. Love the leaves changing colors and bringing more beauty to my sight. Also my Birthday!!! And my husband and my Anniversary, each year celebrating another year of love. How awesome. Thanks so much for the chance at some awesome product.

I love fall colors (even though they get here a couple months late)!


Fall is 100% here in Utah! Can you believe this picture that I took yesterday evening driving up to the city? It was taken in Spanish Fork Canyon for anyone familiar with Utah. I had to pull over and soak it all in. It didn't even look real in real life! LOVE FALL and LOVE this Fall Stack...


Wild Splendor!! Isn't it just perfect for Fall?! I am just loving everything about it. I am feeling a little anxiety tho cause I only have 1 of these stacks....breath, Erin! I need to find MORE!!


I love this layout that DT Member Hilde created. I love all of the elements from the stack that she used, even if it doesn't scream Fall. The prints look great with her photo!


You can see more of Hilde's layout HERE on her blog. 


DT Member Jan made these three cards with the Wild Splendor Stack. She used some beautiful stamps to help showcase the gorgeous papers. More views of her cards can be found on here blog post HERE. 


I absolutely love these cute little pumpkins that DT Member Sara made! A bowl of them on my kitchen table would just make me happy. The twine bows are a great finishing touch!!


Sara tells you how she made these cuties HERE on her blog post!

Well I am exhausted!!! Good thing hubby put dinner in the Crock Pot on his lunch break. I left him with a recipe and everything he needed on the counter. He is for sure a keeper!!!!

Have a wonderful day!!! 

Friday, September 21, 2012

Halloween Giveaway!

Hello to all of our DCWV friends and also to any new friends who may have found us today from this ad in Better Homes & Gardens! 


We are so glad that ALL of you are here! We want to do a special Halloween Giveaway for 3 lucky winners! All you have to do is leave us a comment on this blog post and let use know what your {favorite} thing about Fall or Halloween is. We will pick 3 winners on Monday who will get products from our new Bewitched Stack!

Can't wait for you to play along with us! Have a wonderful fall weekend!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Utah Fun!


Blue Moon Beads will be clearing out a TON of inventory at awesome prices this weekend at the 
Utah Gem Faire!

Friday, September 21-Sunday, September 23
South Town Expo Center-Sandy, Utah
Friday: 10am-6pm
Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 10am-5pm

Details on the Gem Faire can be found HERE.




The Scrapbook USA Expo will be in Sandy, Utah next weekend! Don't forget to either print or save this VIP Pass to get even better savings in the booth! 


By bringing this pass to our booth, you will get:

A free Halloween magnet with purchase &
special pricing on Halloween paper and items!


Friday, September 28-Saturday, September 29
South Town Expo Center-Sandy, Utah
Friday: 10am-Midnight
Saturday: 10am-6pm

Use the code DIE2 for a discount on your tickets. You can buy them HERE online.

We can't wait to see you there!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Bewitched Mini Album

Hi there! Hope you are having a good day!



For those of you in Utah & Idaho, I will be on Good Things Utah on Monday morning! Channel 4 at 10am. I will post a link to the segment when it is posted. I have been with Nancy several times when she has been on the show but this will be my very first time! Can't wait :)

I have a great Halloween project to show you. Last year, I showed you how I keep our family Halloween memories documented in a special Halloween Album. I just think it's so fun to get out and keep on the coffee table every year. I love this Halloween Mini Album that Design Team Member Karla Der created!


She used a fun clear acrylic album for the base. And our new Bewitched Stack and matching embellishments highlighted all of her photos!


Love the black glitter paper...screams HALLOWEEN!


You can get complete instructions on how to make this mini album on Karla's blogpost HERE. I think this album would make a super cute gift for a grandparent or family member who lives away. Halloween is one of those fun holidays which we always want to document!

I hope you enjoyed Karla's project! Have a wonderful day!


Monday, September 17, 2012

DT Spotlight: RIta Barakat

Hello there!! Thanks for stopping by this lovely Monday. I hope everyone had a great weekend. We seemed to cram a ton of stuff into 2 short days. But it was awesome. Except my football team lost by missing a last minute field goal. Ugh....horrible!! 

I saw this last night and just had to laugh...


Am I the only one who feels like this every Sunday night?! I guess I should just suck it up and be grateful I get another Monday :) I'll try to remember that when my Monday morning alarm is going off!

This Monday is exciting for Miss Rita because today we get to do a spotlight on her!


Rita is such an awesome member of our Design Team! She has a unique look and she is amazing when it comes to Mixed Media projects. She loves to get her hands dirty!


Here is how she explained her crafting background:

I have been scrap booking and crafting for about eight years and one of the first products I used was DCWV! I have several (OK ...by several, I really mean a LOT) collections of DCWV stacks (YES, I can admit I am a DCWV Stack-a-holic) in my scrapbook room! I am impressed how the quality and the designs of DCWV remain to be cutting edge today! I love scrap booking, mixed media, art journaling and crafting - DCWV makes it easy with so many wonderful options of product to choose from! 
See more of Rita's fabulous work on her blog   http://letsembellish.blogspot.com
Here are a few of her beautiful creations...





I love Rita's style! I think that's what I love the most about having a Design Team. You see so many different styles all using the same kinds of projects. So much fun and so inspiring!!

I hope you enjoyed getting to know Rita! We will feature another member of our DT next month!!

Have a wonderful day!


Friday, September 14, 2012

Autumn + Winners = Love

Happy Friday, everyone!! I hope you have had a great week! What are your weekend plans? 
Mine include: 

Family
Food
Friends
Football
Grandma

I know Grandma starts with a G but we are driving 2 hours to visit her tomorrow so I had to add that in! :) 

Thank you to everyone who participated in Tuesday's giveaway!


 I have 5 winners to post who will all get 3 12x12 Chalkboard Stacks! Whoo Hoo!!! If you are one of our winners, please email Megan at meganlloyd@diecutsinc.com and she will get the stacks right to you! Congratulations to:

I haven't tried chalkboard paper yet; would love to give it a try. Thanks for the chance to win!

I love giveaways. I have some chalk paper, but I didn't know what to do with is. Now I do.

I Love DCWV!

I have seen the chalkboard stack before and would love love to have this.know that i have a new Grand baby our first this would be super Awesome thanks for the chance to win this Cool giveaway

How fun! Would love to play with some chalkboard stacks!! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win! Sounds like some great school layouts in the making...


There is a little chill in the air here in Utah and it's making me SO happy for Fall! These layouts also make me happy for Fall ;) They are all made using the Autumn Melody Stack that is out at Jo-Ann Stores right now. DT member Thomisia made this darling 2 page layout. I call her the Queen of the Double Page :) I love everything about this layout and it for sure makes me hungry! See more of her layout HERE


Love this layout too by DT member Hilde! The buttons, the flowers, the bling! And of course that cute paper and stickers! It all works together perfectly. See more views of this layout HERE


I love that this layout was made with a white piece of cardstock and pieces from the Autumn Melody matstack. The matstacks are so versatile! Great page that doesn't necessarily have a "fall" theme, but looks great with the papers. DT member Sara made this layout and more details on it can be found HERE

Great job on these, ladies!! You totally rock!! 

Have a fabulous weekend, I will be back here on Monday!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Love this Neon Chic!

Hey guys!! Happy to have you back here today! I hope you are enjoying your week. Mine has definitely been less stressful than the last so I am happy.

I am excited to tell you that I will be debuting on My Craft Channel in October! 


Have you ever watched these episodes?? It's so much fun, I've been watching several to figure out how I want the set and what to wear :) Important things you know! We will be showing you darling projects made with products that are available to purchase at AWESOME prices on our DCWV Deals site. New stuff is going up on the Deals site and it's going to be so much fun having a direct way for you to purchase the project materials. So keep an eye on that! Our show will be on once a week through the end of the year.


Today's stack inspiration comes to use from DT Stack-a-holic Dayna Sabrina. She used the new Neon Chic Stack (available now at Michaels) to make some really fun projects! I love the bright colors of this stack.


I love this fun layout using the stack. Just when you think you have seen all of the details on this page, you something else! I love the blue print that ties in the blue sky in the photos.


You can see more views and details of Dayna's page on her blog post HERE. And did you notice that she used September's Stack-a-holic Template Sketch?? 


These cards are awesome too. I love the big banner pieces with the greeting on them. The cute flowers and bakers twine finish it off perfectly! More on how she made her cards can be found HERE.


And last but not least, Dayna made this darling little clown card. It looks like the paper was made for him! Such a fun card, you can tell Dayna loves this stack. She told me after she got the 1 from me to work with, she went to Michaels to buy 2 more! Paper hoarding...I know nothing about that! ;) See more of this card HERE.

I hope you loved these bright, neon projects! Such a fun trend for our crafts! Have a fabulous day :)




Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Chalkboard Stack Giveaway!





Pop on over to the Creating Keepsakes Blog today where I get to talk all about our Chalkboard Stacks!  Want Need some for your paper crafting pleasure?  Leave a comment here on this blog post and we’ll pick 5 winners on Friday! Winners will receive 3 new 12x12 Chalkboard Stacks!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Edumacation Composition Notebook

Hey friends!!! Hope everyone had a great weekend! I have never felt better this Monday morning. It's going to be a great week! Looking at my calendar I have pretty much nothing besides kids, hubby and work so that will make the week go smoother. I am always grateful for a week here or there that is empty on the books. 

I want to first pick a couple stack winners from last weeks blog comments. If you are a winner, email me your address right away so I can send you your paper! Congrats to:

Congrats to the winners!!! you deserve it!! Love both sketches very very much hugs Amy :)


AND

Wow, these projects are so fun! I don't often work with florals but this gives me so many great ideas!



I have the cutest project to show you today! DT Stack-a-holic Britt Bass made this adorable school themed notebook! She used the Edumacation Stack which is out at Michaels right now. 


The little owl that was cut from the paper is my favorite part :)


Love the banner on the front!


And of course the divider pages and tabs. This would be so fun to make for anyone who is going back to school! It is such a {happy} project. You can get more details on Britt's blog post HERE. She is such a talented crafter!!!

I hope you all have a fabulous day!

Friday, September 7, 2012

TGIF x 1 million :)

That has the theme of today. TGIF x 1 million! It's just been one of those weeks where I haven't handled my schedule or stress very well. Maybe it was the 4 day work week working against me. But I am going to make sure I have a nice, relaxing weekend and will be all ready for Monday!! As much as I dislike Mondays, that is the great thing about them. A fresh start.

I don't want to leave for the weekend without sharing some wonderful Stack inspiration with you!! Our amazing Design Team has been working hard to create beautiful creations to share with you. They are amazing and am so grateful to have their talent and support!!


The team has followed in my footsteps and has LOVED the new Sweet Blossom Stack which is out at Michaels right now! Yes, I have been known to hoard 1 or 2 or 3 of these stacks ;) I will never tell!


Karla made this darling layout using our September Stack-a-holic Template. I love it when the team plays along with us. This is such a versatile stack, they can really make any pictures look cute! I love Karla's handwriting too :) See more of her layout HERE

 

Jan made this card using the Sweet Blossom Stack. I love the texture on these pages! You can really see it with the above card. Love the extra glitter that she added to the centers of the flowers. Jan's card is featured HERE as well. 


I love this wall hanging that Jan also made! I love the 3D poppies that come off the page. And the little shutters on the windows...just such fun little details! This has to look so cute on her wall! Get more details on how to make it on her blog post HERE. 


And we so excited to see this stack featured on the Creating Keepsakes Blog! Mou Saha made this beautiful layout with the honeycomb print in the Sweet Blossom Stack. I love all of the layers on this layout. And the colors in this honeycomb print may be my favorite color combination right now :)

I hope you loved these projects and that you are inspired to get your CRAFT on this weekend! I hope to see you back here on Monday---lots of fun stuff coming next week :)

Have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Giveaway!!





Our friends at Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine are celebrating reaching 12K fabulous fans on Facebook! Yahooo! To celebrate, they are giving away 12 prize packages to 12 lucky winners! We would like to invite you to participate in their celebrations! Get all of the details on their blog HERE

It would be so fun to see one of our DCWV fans win one of the prize packages! You have no chance of winning unless you enter ;) Funny how that works, right?!

Have a great day! I'll be back tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

September Stack-a-holic Template Challenge

Heelllllo my friends! Did you have a wonderful Labor Day weekend? I love Labor Day because it means FALL is not far behind ;) I think I may get out all of my fall home decorations...just to see if it speeds it up at all ;)

Before I show you September's templates, I want to pick a couple winners from last weeks blog comments. Email me your addresses and I will send you some paper goodies!! Congrats to:

So sorry for your family's loss. It's nice that you took that as inspiration to remind you how precious life is. On a crafty note; your project turned out beautifully.


AND

                                                                             Beautiful cards and layouts! COngrats to the winners:)



September is here and with it brings another Stack-a-hoic Template Challenge! I am so glad that you are enjoying these challenges as much as I am. I love seeing what you create each month, and I always love making my sample projects to play along with you. Don't forget, you have until September 27th to get your entries in. Either email them to me {erinmadsen@diecutsinc.com} or post them on our Facebook Page. Either way, I will see them and get you entered! 

This month our page challenge comes from Sketch Savvy! Here it is...


This sketch was so easy to work with! I love how my layout turned out.


I used the Bewitched Stack that is at Jo-Ann Stores right now for my pictures of my Wicked Girls Trip. I love all of the fun green and black prints that match the entire "wicked" theme! 


I sure do love my friends! I don't scrap enough of the stuff we do...need to do better on that!


Check out DT Stack-a-holic Sara's darling layout! I seriously love this little girls face!!! She definitely is too cute to spook ;) I love how Sara flipped the layout to give it a different look. See more of her layout on her blog post HERE.


I love this layout using Neon Chic Stack that DT Stack-a-holic Dayna Sabrina created! Have you seen this stack out at Michaels yet? It should be there!! Love this layout and especially the bright colors! See more of Dayna's layout HERE!

And on to the Card Challenge!


Thank you Jana Eubank for letting us use your card sketch. Her sketches are awesome! Find them HERE


Here is my card using the Edumacation Stack from Michaels. I love the colors...you could easily change the saying and make this a card for a teacher or principal. 


If you haven't seen the Edumacation Stack yet, you must pick it up! September is the start of all things SCHOOL so now is a good time to find it :)



Here is another take on the sketch from DT Stack-a-holic Jan Garber. She used the Wild Splendor Stack. Just love all of these fall projects! See more of her card HERE.

Hopefully these sketches get you in the mood to get your {create} on! Sketches always get me in the mood to craft!

Hope to have lots of you play with us this month!! Let me know if you have any questions!

Have a great day!