Wednesday, July 31, 2013

July Stack-a-holic Challenge Top 10's

Hello! Thanks for stopping by the blog today---I know you won't be disappointed once you see all of crazy fabulous projects that we get to spotlight!!

Thank you to all who entered in July's challenge! We got tons of great entries and I hope this sampling of projects that I am highlighting give you a taste of the talent that you have! Wow, love it! 

This was our layout for the page sketch that is from This was a great one, I loved the blocks all lining up :) Here are the top 10 in no particular order!

Alicia O' Bryant / Doodlin' Around Stack

Jessica Rae / All About Boy Stack

Kasi Lopez / Nana's Nursery Girl Stack

Tammy Kist / Glam Gal Stack

Monique Leslie / Vintage Collector Stack

Brit Kohl / Grade School Stack

Sandy Palladino / Cinnamon Luster Stack

Anne Fisher / Snapshot Stack

Esther Turner / Playtime Stack

Heather Krigbaum / Garden Party Stack

And on to our card sketch from 

Love how simple this one was. Some kept it simple and some used it as a base for an extravagant card. Check them out!

Melinda Beltran / 4 Seasons Stack

Joy T / Citrus Stack

Nicole Wessendorf / Nana's Kids Stack

Amy Thompson / Nana's Nursery Boy Stack

Debbie Owens / Shimmer Stack

Amarilys Doria / Cafe Mediterranean Stack 

Tulsa Hughes / Glitter Stack

Gail Tasker / Far East Stack

Linda B / Linen Closet Stack

Barb P. / Sweet Stack

Love all of these too! Great job everyone on another fabulous month of entries! For our winners chosen at random, Congratulations to:




Send me your addresses so I can send you some paper!

Friday is a NEW PRODUCT video (we love those!) and Monday I will be posting August's challenge! Can't wait for more of you to come and play.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Decor Noir

Hello! I am back from CHA & Las Vegas and ready to get back into my normal schedule lol! Getting ready for a show is kinda craziness so it's always nice to get home. I hope you enjoyed the photos that I shared! We didn't do one particular theme this year and decided to just show you some great inspiration. CHA announced that we will be going to 1 show a year, January's in Anaheim. It's kinda crazy but I am hoping one fabulous show a year will be great for our industry. We shall see!

I wanted to show some fun projects with this new stack, Decor Noir. BTW. Guess who's cute parents are on the cover?! Yes mine. They thought it was pretty cool! This is a very classy stack. I love the black, white and gold along with the different photo real prints in the stack. There are some unique prints that will spark your creativity.

Lovin' this card that DT member Thomisia created with the Decor Noir Stack. There is something so very classy about black, white and gold. I love it. See more of Thomisia's card HERE  on her blog. 

DT Member Sara made this awesome layout. I love the typography in the background and how the gold metallic paper frames the photo. 

And the mix of textures is perfect as well. Good job, Sara! See more of her layout on her blog HERE.

This stack is out at Michaels right now so be sure to stop by and see it in person! They are always better in person, right?? :)

Thursday, July 25, 2013


Wow! What a whirlwind! You guys are awesome! When my computer hit 12:15 here in Vegas we had 2708 comments on the blog post so that means 14 winners! All Winners: Please email me your addresses at to claim your prize! 

A BIG Congrats to:

Oh my! YES ME!!! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE TO WIN. Seriously!!!

                                                                      I pinned it too! ;)

There is a cube empty in my Expedit shelving that needs to be filled *wink*

The freshly picked stack looks super juicy! Yum.

Thanks to DCWV for this chance!

please pick lil ol' me... :)

I wouldn't be surprised if you got to 2000 comments

WOW!! Great Giveaway!!

Woohoo! Under the wire!

Crossing my fingers and toes that I win!

this is too crazy! youre almost at 2k!

Thank you so much for the chance to win!

Thanks for the opportunity to win these products.

I Love DCWV! Pick me! Sweet Prize! Pick me to win!

YAY!! Thanks for playing everyone! So fun!

MAJOR Giveaway of NEW goodies!

Well I saved the best for the last day of the CHA show! We love showing all of the store owners the new products that we released here. BUT we are giving YOU the chance to win it all! 

Who wants to win a box of NEW STUFF from this Summer CHA show?! Here's how you enter! Leave me a comment on this blog post...oh wait. Leave AS MANY comments as you want! Share this with all of your friends of FB and Twitter too. The more comments, the more winners. For every 200 comments on this blog post I will pick a winner. If we get 1000 comments, we have 5 winners. I want to see how many comments we can really get! 

SHARE, SHARE, SHARE! The more comments we get, the more chances YOU get to win! You have 2 hours to get your entries in. I will be posting all the winners right at 12:15pm!

Good luck!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

CHA Summer 2013-Day 1

Hey everyone! I know you have been waiting patiently for some sneak peeks from the show! Well I have a few pictures to share! Tomorrow I will share more pictures of the inside of the booth but right now I have some awesome photos from the outside of the booth.

There are big black frames all around the outside of the booth and they are filled with these large frames that are about 5 feet tall and 3 feet wide. They are filled with the coolest projects ever!!!

Paper Rolled Mirrors with White Ginger Stack, Violet Leaf Stack & Cherry Limeade Stack

Hot Air Balloons with My Sunshine Stack, Kidlet Stack and New Canvas Posters

Owl made with Blue Moon Beads. You really have to see this one in person! WOOOWWW!

Quilling with Corrugate Paper

Tiger made with Paper Strips.

Quilling made with Cork Stack, Corrugate Stack, Fabric Stack & Fiber Stack

There are even more frames that I will show you soon but I must get back to the show floor! I will be back tomorrow, don't you worry :) 

And another fun peak...check out our NEWEST Stack "Freshly Picked" that will be a stack exclusive to independent store owners!

They are sure excited about that and so are we :)

See you back here tomorrow!

Monday, July 22, 2013

CHA-Eve & some WINNERS!

Hello!!! Wow, what a day! I am writing your from LAS VEGAS!

I am here with all of my awesome co-workers for the CHA Show!

We finished putting our booth up and let me tell you, it looks fabulous :) I can't wait to show you everything tomorrow! Will be sure to post lots of pictures!!!

I wanted to pop in quick and announce our 2 winners from Monday's Northridge Media Giveaway! We have two winners...Congratulations to:

I WOULD TO WIN THIS . MY fav is the Little Mister stack. I have a new grandson and great-grandson. this stack would be perfect.
I posted on fb and I already get the newsletter.


So hard to pick a favorite I love them all, but it would be your baby boy stack I have 4 boys so the papers are perfect for me :) Left a comment on the DCWV FB page and am already subscribed to the newsletter. Thanks for the chance to win.

Send me your addresses and I will get your new stacks right to you. I gotta go, sorry this is so quick! It is busy, busy here and I don't want to miss out on any of the excitement! You won't either so be sure to come by the blog tomorrow!

See you then!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Northridge Giveaway!

Welcome to the blog! 

Congratulations on making it past the middle of the week—the rest of the week is bound to fly by! 

Today, we’re offering a giveaway in conjunction with our friends at Northridge Publishing.  Not only do we have 4 fabulous stacks for your paper crafting enjoyment, one of them is BRAND NEW!  Our Freshly Picked stack, a delectable collection of fruits, florals, and geometric prints, is the perfect mid-summer treat for your creative talents.  Be one of the first to win it before you can buy it by doing the following:

1.       Leave a comment on the Northridge blog ( or the DCWV Facebook page telling us your favorite crafting stack.
2.       Sign up for our newsletter (if you aren’t on there already)
3.       Leave a comment on the blog letting us know you commented in either place.
4.       Watch the blog on Monday morning to see if you won!

*Note: If you share the giveaway on Facebook, be sure to leave an extra comment on the blog for an additional chance at winning the giveaway.

3 lucky people a set of the 4 new stacks shown below. 

Best of luck!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

DT Spotlight: Karla Der

I am so excited to spotlight another Design Team member today!! Karla is fabulous and is so very talented! 

Meet the wonderful Karla!!! I really love Karla's style and especially her layouts. She has a way of mixing simple and clean with a little fancy :)

In Karla's own words, here is how she describes herself and her crafting history.

"My name is Karla Der. 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."

I love how Karla's projects showcase our papers so well. She really does have an awesome eye for design. Here are a few of her projects....

Playtime Stack

Cotton Bloom Stack

Coral Couture Stack

Tattered Time Stack

I'm sure you have loved seeing Karla's projects here on the blog over the last year. I always hope that ALL of our Design Team members know how much we appreciate them! 

Now I am off to pack up some CHA boxes! Just a few days left and I will be in VEGAS with the DCWV team :) Can't wait! 

Be sure to stop by the blog tomorrow for a BIG giveaway too!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Nancy on "The Balancing Act"

Hey there! Back from another weekend and I hope yours was a great one! We are starting the week off with some very fun news!

Our founder Nancy Hill will be on the Lifetime morning show "The Balancing Act" this Friday, July 19th! She will be talking about scrapbooking and giving some great information. It airs pretty early so you may want to set your DVR to make sure you don't miss it!