Thursday, January 31, 2013

DT Spotlight: Thomisia Francois

Hey there! How are you?

I want to introduce you to one of my friends!

This is Thomisia! She is super talented, gorgeous and the Queen of the Double Layout.

We love having Thomisia on our Design Team! Here is a little bit of what she shared about herself when she applied for the team. I think it's so cute and many of you can probably relate! Not me of course ;) lol!

I'm already a DCWV addict and it almost ruined Mother's Day for my kids. Long story short. My family knows how much I love a stack. They were excited to present me with fabulous stacks that they had picked out for me. I opened my gift, smiled, and said, "Aww, thank you but I already have these." So they go back to the store and call me while flipping through each stack. They repeatedly ask me about each one that they like. My reply was, "Yes, that one is nice but I have those also." At that point, my family informed that I had issues and I agreed.

 My name is Thomisia Francois and I'd love to be on the DCWV Stack-a-holic Design Team. I've always loved crafts and photography so my passion for scrapping came naturally. I've been a scrapbooker for fourteen years. Patterned paper is my favorite supply and I love the variety that DCWV provides. Paper crafting can be such an expensive hobby but I want to assist in informing fellow scrappers about the quality product that DCWV provides for a great value. I'd like the opportunity to help show the versatility of the DCWV brand and provide inspiration for other paper crafters. I'd like to be a part of turning those that may not be as hooked as I am into future stack-a-holics. I also think that my fun-loving and reliable personality would be a great asset to the team.

See, she is adorable, right?! Check out some of her fun projects.

Lamp / Teenage Dream Stack & Femme Fetale Stack

Spring Frame / Spring Glitter Stack and Summer Dream Stack

Layout / Lemon Flower Stack & Black Currant Stack

Card / The Green Stack

Check out Thomisia's blog HERE and see more of her great projects!! Thanks, girl, for being such a great asset to our team!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Kidlet LOVE

Sometimes you get a new stack of paper and it makes you just want to CREATE!

That is what this stack did for me...

The 12x12 Kidlet Stack is already out at Jo-Ann and the 6x6 version will be on shelves the beginning of February. Love the colors, prints and complete feel of this stack...and so does our design team!

First, let me tell you a little story...

I got a new baby nephew this fall named Maximus. His mama is my husband's only sister and I really do think of her as my flesh and blood sister more than anything else. We were definitely meant to be sissys :) She is the best aunt ever and we waited a long time for her to get a baby of her own. So this little guy is a very big deal in our family! After I saw her newborn photo shoot photos, I  knew I wanted to make a mini album with the 6x6 Kidlet Stack.

I used a 6x6 chipboard mini album from Maya Road and used acrylic paint to paint it. And then it was super easy to cover all of the pages with the 6x6 paper. They fit perfectly! And could that sock monkey be any cuter? There are tons of cute elements that you can cut out from the papers of this stack.

The photo of Maximus on the bed (above) and the one with him and his owl hat (of course I gave him that cute hat ;) were printed on our new Fabric paper. It is so easy to run it through the printer to give your photos a vintage feel. I will show a tutorial on how to do this very soon!

I have a soft spot in my heart for baby boys. Maybe cause I have 2 of my own! Maximus spent most of December with us and I already want to hop a plane to Texas to see him. His mama better read this and bring him back to me soon!!!

Ok...on to other things ;)

I LOVE this layout that DT Member Sara made!

Sara used the 6x6 Kidlet Stack to layer on top of white cardstock and I adore this look! She also printed the photo of her daughter on our Fabric paper. It is sold in the 6x6 stack and will look like this...

Remember, these 6x6 stacks will be out at Jo-Ann in February and will be $5.99!

And these two darling cards were created by DT Stack-a-holic Hilde. I love all of the layers that she added and also all the cute little guys from the Kidlet Stack! Also, I spy some of our new Cork Stack and Corrugated Stack...also new 6x6! I think you will want to collect them all once you see all of our fun examples of what you can do with them.

Can you tell we are all just a tad bit excited for all of this new paper? I hope you are too!!

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Video: New Stacks!

Hello there!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! We continued to celebrate my 6 year old's birthday...

His birthday was Thursday and it ended up being days of celebration! He loved every minute of it. I am not a big fan of birthdays so it's fun to remember how exciting it is when you are little! Love this little boy and can't believe I have been his Mama for 6 years!

I promised on Thursday to share some winners of our 6x6 stacks to a couple winners! Thank you to everyone who left a comment on the post. It is so fun to read all of your responses and hear of your excitement! I forgot to mention that our 6x6 stacks will be $5.99 at Jo-Ann which is AWESOME!!! 

Congratulations to:

Beautiful -love the 6x6 size. thanks 


Great idea with these 6 x 6 stacks. They are very beautiful and I can't wait to purchase them.

Email me your address {} and I will be sure to get your little cuties sent right out to you!

And now on to MORE NEW STACKS!

Watch THIS VIDEO to meet these 5 new stacks which will be out at Jo-Ann the first week of February! This is party of our HUGE release...I still have 3 more videos to show you! I think you will love these 12x12 stacks-all great for spring!

Be sure to let me know what you think of them by leaving me a comment here! You never know when I will do a surprise giveaway!

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, January 25, 2013

DT Spotlight: Karla Der

Hello everyone! Thanks for coming by the blog today...I am so glad that you did! Because now you get to meet another one of our amazing Design Team Members! And if you haven't figured it out yet, we have the best team out there :)

Meet Karla! Her awesome blog can be found HERE.

Here is a snip of information about herself that she shared with us as she applied for the team.

I'm a lover of paper and proud hoarder of DCWV stacks. I live in Los Angeles, California with my husband and three dogs. We love to travel and DCWV stacks are my go to papers to document our life. My day job is a preschool teacher but my dream job would be to be part of the DCWV design team. I love your designs and I've noticed you are constantly ahead of the trends. I would love to work with your products, I think I can create projects that put them in the spotlight. I also think my style of scrapbooking and crafting will be relatable to other crafters. 

And check out some of her great projects!

Card with Cotton Bloom Stack

Steam punk Mini Album with Tattered Time Stack

Airplane Layout with Playtime Stack

Travel Layout with Coral Couture Stack

I love working with Karla and her style of crafting inspires me personally to get in my craft room! I love her style and she is a dream to work with :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Video: New 6x6 Stacks

If you follow us on Facebook, you will know that yesterday I shared some big news. Next month at Jo-Ann, they are giving their paper aisle a whole new look. And that new look includes LOTS of new paper!! At the beginning of February, you will find from DCWV:

10 New Premium 12x12 Stacks
11 New Premium 6x6 Stacks
5 New 180 Sheet Value Stacks in the 8 1/2 x 11 Size
5 New Solid Cardstock Stacks with new Textures

Does that make you excited or what?! I have videos showing you everything that I will be sharing here on the blog up until the release. Today I am showing you the new 6x6 Stacks! I know you have been waiting for them! 

Watch the video HERE and let me know what you think of them! Leave me a comment on this blog post and some winners will be picked on Monday to receive some of these new goodies!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Unlikely Valentines

Hello there! Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you feel as rested and ready to tackle the week as I am. It's amazing what sleep and a 3 day weekend can do for the soul :)

Thank you to all the great comments in response to Friday's video! I knew you would love Collage Art and Industrial Chic. I am in love with them too! Remember-they are coming to Michaels shelves so find them there!

I have 2 winners who will receive these two stacks right away! Thank yo to all who left comments. 
Congratulations to:

These are some fantastic stacks. That Industrial Chic has my name all over it.


Beautiful stacks love them both but industrial chic is definitely me ...cant wait to add them to my dcwv collection lol 

Please email me at and I will get your prize right to you!

Valentines Day is right around the corner...I love creating homemade Valentines for my loved ones and also for my boys to give away to their friends. I have some awesome Valentine ideas to show you today that come from some of our trusty stacks. The first two use the "A Type of Art" Stack.

DT Member Britt made this Valentine Trio of cards. I love the letters and numbers that she cut out that associate with love and Valentines. This stack is so versatile since it is far from a Valentine stack!


Love the colors and textures that she used. You can see more of her cards on her blog HERE.

The next set of cards is made by DT Stack-a-holic Dayna Sabrina. She also used the "A Type of Art" Stack for her Valentines. I love the intricate cuts that she did using our paper, our papers really do cut beautifully in cutting machines.

So pretty!! Look HERE for more view's of her cards.

The "Black Currant" Stack was used for these last Valentine boxes.

Design Team Member Sara made these adorable heart boxes to store gifts and goodies. I love how the purple foil just shines on these boxes. So pretty!

Sara explains how she made the boxes on her blog post HERE so stop by to get more info!

I hope you are feeling the love in the air! Have a wonderful day!

Friday, January 18, 2013

New Stack Video: Collage Art & Industrial Chic

Hello Friday! And a 3 day weekend for our family! Oh that is just a great feeling :)

Want something to get you ready for the weekend?

The new stacks just keep coming!! I have another video to show you today of our new stacks:

Industrial Chic

and Collage Art! (You got your first glimpse of how this stack was made HERE)

Both of these stacks will be available at Michaels right away! These stacks are very different but both will inspire you to get creating and crafting!

Watch the video HERE! Leave me a comment on this blog post and 2 lucky winners will win these two stacks on Tuesday!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Typography Wall Decor


Hope you are enjoying your week! Everyone is home from CHA now and starting the recovery process! It's kinda sad when the show is over and the momentum is gone...until the next show! 

I have our last winner of our big Giveaway! Congrats to:
Becky Northstrum

Please send me your address and I will get your prize right to you! We will give you another opportunity to win some paper very soon!

Did you see these on our CHA Booth Tour Video? They are BRAND NEW and out at Target right now! And guess what...they are only $14.99 a piece!

They are 16 inches x 16 inches and stand out 1.5 inches from the wall. They come in so many great designs, more than you see here. 

They are not canvas, they are wood and have a really need gloss painted on top that gives it a lot of texture. You can see this texture on the "7" piece at the top left of this photo.

Here is my darling sister in law in Houston, Amberlie, who found her favorite piece! 
 Love this saying.

 And I got my hands on the Alphabet one that I mixed with a wall collage in my bedroom. 

This is what it will look like at your local Target. I promise, when you see these in person they look much fancier than $14.99!!! Love this price!

Remember-run to Target to grab yours! I hear they are selling super fast!

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, January 14, 2013

CHA Fun!

Hello! How is everyone!? Loving all of these CHA peeks?? Thank you for all of the amazing feedback on our CHA Booth Tour Video! If you haven't watched it, be sure to check out our World Bazaar inspiration. It's amazing!!!

We have also had a great response to our big giveaway! Remember, we are picking one winner a day through Tuesday. To enter, just go HERE to Like us on Facebook. And then HERE to enter your email into the giveaway. So far our winners are:

Saturday: Sheena Miller


Sunday: May Flores

Email me at {} to claim your prize! And be sure to share the giveaway with your friends to help spread the love :)

While we are at CHA, we always have lots of FUN!! We are one big happy, dysfunctional family at DCWV just like every other company.  My co-workers really are my family, we love each other so much!!!

Here is Sandie {Customer Service} and Dave {Marketing} keeping busy as we set up the booth! Did you know it took 3 whole days and over a dozen people to get this booth up?? 

The gang on the first morning of the show! Love our outfits this show! So "maharaja" and fabulous :)


Ashlee {International Sales} attaching some flowers on Dalai the Elephants.
Jeremy {VP-Sales} and Chuckie {International & Independent Sales} doing some man work for us.

Me and Wendy {Bead Product Design} posing for a moment.

Amy {Trade Show Manager} and Marlene aka Kitty Cat {Beads-Sales} being cute. Marlene's shirt was a highlight of my trip, love it!

So grateful to be able to represent a company that I love and believe in. I hope you are enjoying all of the CHA fun! Going to have another NEW STACK video later this week!

See you back here tomorrow!