Friday, December 28, 2012

A Little Neon In Your Life

Hello!! I hope you are all enjoying your week! This is kinda of a random little week in between holidays. I am excited to have another holiday but also ready for some structure that January will bring. I can't believe it will be 2013! Are you doing anything fun for New Years? We will be at a big party, can't wait!

First off, I have a couple winners from Wednesday's post. I loved reading your feedback on the new Collage Art Stack! I think you will love seeing it person too. Congrats to these two winners who will receive their own Collage Art Stack.

What beautiful colors and images!
AND

LOVE the Collage stack! I would LOVE to win it and use it in my art journal!

Send me your addresses and I will get your prizes right to you!
{erinmadsen@diecutsinc.com}



With New Years here, I thought it would be a good day to share some COLOR and NEON with you!! Have you seen this Neon Chic Stack?? It's out at Michaels and so much fun!


I love this desktop set that DT Member Karen Hanson made. "Slowly back away from the tools...and nobody gets hurt." LOL, totally makes me laugh! You crafters are awesome!


These would just make me happy sitting on my desk! Love the rolled flowers too. See more of Karen's set on her blog HERE.


DT Member Karla Der made this great layout with the stack. The compliment her Fremont Street Experience in Vegas perfectly! If anyone has been to Fremont Street, you know how bright and colorful it is!!!


Love it! Great job, Karla! See more of her layout HERE on her blog.


And team member Jan Garber made this darling set for her grandson! She used the Neon Chic Stack and also the Chalkboard Stack! They pair up perfectly.


Jan gives great instruction on how to make this project. See them HERE!

I hope everyone has a wonderful day and a Happy New Year! I am ready for another 4 day weekend and then kids are back to school on the 2nd. Seems early this year!

See you back here on Wednesday!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

DCWV Deals 25% off

Ho, Ho, Ho!

Did Santa not bring you everything on your Christmas Craft Wish List?? Use this code: CHRISTMAS25 at DCWV Deals to get 25% off your purchase!!! Coupon expires soon so hurry on over!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

First Look: Collage Art Stack

Hello my wonderful, craft friends!! I hope everyone had an amazing holiday! We had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas with both my family and my husbands family. It was wonderful! We still have family and friend events going on until after New Years so I am clamping down on work so I can enjoy another fun weekend!

Did you love the 12 Days of DCWV here on the blog?? I know I did! I think our Design Team did a wonderful job inspiring us on holiday projects! Thank you to all 12 of our team members who took the time to do this! I think we started a new tradition ;)

Today is SO exciting!!! I get to show you the very first look at a new stack!!

Meet the Collage Art Stack!


It is an incredible mixed media stack that was hand painted and embellished! It is so unique for us!!! Collage Art is going to be available on January 1st at Michaels Stores. HERE is a video that shows you how this stack was made. It's so fun to see the process of painting one page that is in this stack. Here is a peek at a few pages from this gorgeous stack of papers!





This really is a stack full of ART! I can't wait to hear what you think of it! Leave me a comment on this blog post to tell me what you think of it and I will pick a couple winners on Friday who will get their own Collage Art Stack! 

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

12 Days of DCWV: Day 12


On the 12th day of Christmas with DCWV, 12 drummers drumming.




Monday, December 24, 2012

12 Days of DCWV: Day 11


On the 11th day of Christmas with DCWV, 11 pipers piping.

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

12 Days of DCWV: Day 10


On the 10th day of Christmas with DCWV, 10 lords a leaping.




Saturday, December 22, 2012

12 Days of DCWV: Day 9


On the 9th day of Christmas with DCWV, 9 ladies dancing.




Friday, December 21, 2012

12 Days of DCWV: Day 8



On the 8th day of Christmas with DCWV, 8 cards crafted while drinking hot cocoa.


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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Create Winners!


Hey everyone!! I have our winners from Tuesday's giveaway with Northridge Publishing: Create! Thank you to all who participated! Our 3 winners are:

Went over to Northridge and said HI...thanks for a chance to win!


I left a comment at Northridge's blog. Great ideas and great products. I could really use some new goodies to play with and it would make my Christmas complete!
A. Lacy
arlene_973@msn.com



Awesome contest... I left my message at Northridge Publishing, looking forward to having my name entered into the contest... thank you :)

Email me at {erinmadsen@diecutsinc.com} and send me your address so I can get your prizes right out to you!! Have a wonderful day!


12 Days of DCWV: Day 7


On the seventh day of Christmas with DCWV, I have gone "A Swimming" with two gorgeous swans!



Wednesday, December 19, 2012

12 Days of DCWV: Day 6


On the sixth day of Christmas with DCWV, I made six egg carton flowers and a banner to hang beside the tree.



Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Create Giveaway!



We know that craft ideas are a must and are excited to continue to bring you some fabulous items with our 12 days of Christmas inspiration.  If you are like us, however, we know that once the Christmas items are put away and the New Year starts, we need some goodies to keep us excited.   In conjunction with our December ad in Creative Retailer and Create: magazines, we want to give away a box of stacks to 3 of our fantastic fans.  

To enter, leave a comment on the Northridge Publishing Create:blog(http://create.northridgepublishing.com/) and then back here to let us know you did it.  Share this with a friend and get another entry for each person you tell!  We’ll pick our winners Thursday morning.

Best of luck!

12 Days of DCWV: Day 5


On the 5th day of Christmas with DCWV, 5 Party Ideas...having as much to do with rings as possible ;) 




Monday, December 17, 2012

12 Days of DCWV: Day 4


On the 4th day of Chrismas with DCWV, 4 collie birds.




Using a plain wooden nutcraker Rita used various trims, paint and the Christmas and Winter Stack to transform into the magical nutcracker you see here! It's the 4th day of Christmas and our nutcracker would be complete without the "four collie birds" at his feet! *Tip - when making your holiday crafts, especially those with curves it is easier to use a thinner sheet of paper like in the Christmas and Winter stack!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

12 Days of DCWV: Day 3



On the third day of Christmas with DCWV, a way to collect the cards you send me.







Saturday, December 15, 2012

12 Days of DCWV: Day 2


On the 2nd day of Christmas with DCWV, two turtle doves nesting in wreaths.



Friday, December 14, 2012

12 Days of DCWV: Day 1


On the 1st day of Christmas with DCWV, I scrapped the opening of gifts under the tree.


Thursday, December 13, 2012

DCWV/Hampton Art Holiday Hop Day # 2



Hello and welcome to day two of the two-day DCWV/Hampton Art Holiday Hop! 

DCWV and Hampton Art are two companies that go above and beyond to provide a wide selection of products from classic, to vintage, to trendy and modern. So, when we decided to team up it was only natural that we would want to show you some variety.

Day #2 of our hop is all about Modern! If you love trendy, cute and clean, or bold, sturated and artsy these ladies have created some beautiful projects to inspire you!

Sara Andrews ( http://sarawandrews.com/ )
Thomisia Francois ( http://thomisia.blogspot.com/ )
Gretchen McElveen ( http://gretchenmac.blogspot.com/ )


I loved using the Heirloom Christmas Stack along with the Hampton Art Stamps! They definitely coordinated well with their rustic yet playful feel. I created this little seasonal home decor piece to put on my end table. 


The spools came unfinished and I painted them with acrylic hobby paint. When they were dry I wrapped them with paper strips and added some stamps to the tops. I brushed them all with a little brown ink and sponge as a finishing touch. 


I hot glued the pins inside of each spool which was a very easy process. I spelled out the word "Joyful" on paper pieces and embellished each one. I love how you could take this concept and make one for any season, color scheme and word! Very versatile project that I have already received many compliments on!


{Supplies: Paper/DCWV, Stamps/Hampton Arts, Ink: Stampin' Up, Wood Spools: Maya Road, Memo Pins: Tim Holtz, Alphabet Stickers: Misc. + random fibers, buttons and brads.

I hope you enjoyed my project! Next, hop on over to Nina Yang's blog to keep the inspiration rollin'!

 And don't forget that there are PRIZES from both companies so be sure to enter! Each time you comment on ANY of the blog hop posts, you will get an entry into the giveaways. So today alone you can enter 14 times if you left a comment on each blog post!