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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

March Card Sketch with DCWV

Welcome I thought I would share a card that I created for the DCWV March card sketch.  I don't make very many cards but everything just came together, I love it when that happens:)  Make sure you stop by and check out what the other Team members have come up with.
DCWV Supplies used:
Gem Stickers
Chick Chat Stack
A7 embossed cards

Other Supplies used:
May Arts Ribbons
Spellbinders dies

Monday, March 2, 2015

Spring Lovin Layout-Ruby Rock-It

Hi there Ruby Rock-It fans, Jenifer here with you today to share a Spring Layout with you.  I know I am ready for the warm air and for all of the flowers to start blooming in my neck of the woods, so tired of all this winter.
I did this layout using one of my favorite papers from the Rustic Charm collection, I just love the pinks and fun soft colors in this collection.  I made a large vellum flower and surrounded it with some of the pink Bella flowers.  You will also notice I used another piece of the beautiful packaging on this page and it goes perfectly.

I absolutely LOVE the vellum, I just can't stop using it.

I hope my spring layout gives you hope of warmer days to come.  Now break out some of your flower pictures and put them in a layout, they deserve to be seen.

Ruby Rock-It supplies used:

Other supplies used:
May Arts silk ribbon

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Tuesday Tutorial-Ruby Rock-It

Hi there Ruby Rock-It fans, Jenifer here with you today to share a little tutorial on how to add a little texture and dimension to your layouts and patterned paper.
This is one of my favorite pictures and I really wanted it to take center stage without it being to simple and boring.  There are a few things that I did to really add some texture to my layout.

Don't be afraid to use some of your mixed media supplies.  Take out the texture paste and a stencil and just go to work.  I did this for each corner adding some fun flourishes to my page.  I also stamped on some vellum with embossing powder and cut around my image making the butterfly look like it is floating off the page.

Add a beautiful cluster of flowers to one corner.  Did you notice that I used some of the Bella packaging on my layout?  I love the packaging and I keep it all just in case I have an opportunity to use it, and it is perfect for this layout.

Layer vellum and a beautiful piece of glittered patterned paper for even more texture and to also give a little pop of color.

I hope you have enjoyed some of my ideas today. Don't be afraid to try something new on your projects, you might just surprise yourself with something amazingly beautiful.

Ruby Rock-It supplies used:

Other Supplies:
May Arts Ribbon
Wow embossing powder

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Watercolor Inspiration Card-WOW

 Hi there Wow fans, this is Jenifer here with you today to share my project.  I drew my inspiration from this oh so talented team, from Nicole, did you happen to see her beautiful butterfly card?  I was drawn to it and just knew I had to give this technique a try.  She has a wonderful video of her process as well, you can check it out here :)
I chose the Lace stamp from WOW and just colored in some of the flowers with different colors of watercolor.  The image was a little hard to see on the white cardstock so I went around it with a smokey grey watercolor to make it pop just a little bit.

As you can see I need a little bit more practice but I am happy with the result.  This is a pretty easy technique and I will definitely be trying it again soon.  Thank you so much Nicole for the inspiration.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Freddie Hat from The Magic Pattern Book-TOW

Hi I'm here with you today to share my project from The Magic Pattern Book.  I printed out several of the patterns to make but ended up making the Freddie hat for now.  The book has pictures and easy to follow directions.

 I used a fine wale embroidered corduroy that I have had in my stash for years.  I used heatnbond medium-weight fusible for the body of the hat.  For the brim of the hat I added 2 layers of StitchnSew extra firm to make sure the shape of the hat stays intact.

I love the way this hat turned out and I can't wait to make more from this book.  I would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to make their own garments, with the pictures and easy to follow directions you can't go wrong.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Live it up Midori Travel Journal-Chick Chat Stack-DCWV

Hello DCWV fans!  It's Jenifer, from the DCWV Social Media Design Team, showing you a super fun project on the blog today. I hope you have been enjoying a look at the two new stacks that will soon be available at Michaels stores.  If you missed Monday's post, be sure to head over here and check it out.  

Have you seen the new planner/journal trend that has been happening in blogland?  I have to admit I am a sucker for them and absolutely love nice new journals to play with.  I created one for each stack for more pictures of the Seaside Yacht stack I invite you to stop by the DCWV blog and check them out.

These journals have removable journal inserts that can changed out when they are full.  These journals are held in place with a small piece of elastic string that runs through the middle of them, and another piece of elastic that holds the journal in place.  To reinforce this piece of elastic I inserted it through a button so that it wouldn't tear the fabric.

I absolutely LOVE the Chick Chat stack with the fun bright colors it makes this a perfect fit for a Midori Travel Journal.  For the cover I sewed a piece of the Canvas stack to a piece of canvas that I had laying around to give it a little more weight and make it a little sturdier.  I also used a fun stencil and painted on a beautiful patter with a fun bling center.  Along the bottom I sewed 2 different sizes scrap piece of paper to the bottom to give me duel pockets to play with.

For the first journal insert I used this beautiful, fun polka dot paper and decorated it very simply letting the papers take center stage.

 I did the same thing with the second insert.  I used a piece of the wonderful burlap to frame the little hearts.

There is also a pocket for the back to hold extra bits and bobs.  I think I will give this fun journal to my Daughter for her Birthday, I just know she will love it.

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my project today.  If you make a Midori Travel journal I would love to check it out, leave me a link in the comments.

DCWV Chick Chat Stack
DCWV Seaside Yacht stack
May Arts Elastic string
Spellbinders Die
Blumenthal Lansing

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Together Forever Scroll Rustic Charm Feature- Ruby Rock-It

Hi there Ruby Rock-It fans this is Jenifer here with you today to share a fun project with you featuring the Rustic Charm collection.  I made this fun scroll for my Valentine using a recycled spool from a used roll of ribbon.

This is what I started with.
I decorated the top with some lovely Bella Blooms and handmade vellum flowers.  I adhered the together forever dimensional stick between some toothpicks and made a cute sign.
This was a small spool so I cut a 1" piece of 12x12 paper and wrote down a little love note and then cut out the Together Forever from the patterned paper. I hot glued it to the spool and now I have a fun little piece of valentines artwork.
Ruby Rock-It supplies used:

Other Supplies used:
May Arts Ribbons
Spellbinders die

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my project today.