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Friday, March 27, 2015

Flower Mini-DCWV/Tombow hop

Hi and Welcome to the Gold and Cork Blog Hop with Tombow USA and DCWV! We have 2 days full with gorgeous projects using GOLD and CORK! You probably came here from Beth Watson but if you happened to stumble across my blog go to the Tombow USA Blog (on Friday) DCWV Blog (On Saturday) to start!

Welcome to my blog :)  for my project I wanted to make a little flower album that I can fill with pictures and dried flowers.  I love that I can add more pages when needed.  On the cover I used a DCWV Stencil, embossing paste and Wow embossing powders to make the cover really stand out.

I won't show all of the pages so far but just a couple of my favorite.  I used some of the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue to tack down the lace and a pressed flower on a piece of the cork.  I love the delicate lace and the contrast of the cork.

I used some of the NEW Tombow Adhesive Dots to adhere my pictures.  The gilded stack is one of my favorites and I can't wait to use it in more projects.

Here are some more pressed flowers.

I have a couple pages ready to be filled when just the right flower picture or pressed flower comes along.

To win, visit and comment on the participating blog posts. You have until March 31st at 11:59 EST to comment. A winner will be picked randomly and announced on April 1st 2015.
Tombow will be giving away: Tombow Xtreme AdhesiveNEW Tombow Adhesive DotsNEW Tombow Foam Tape and everyone’s favorite the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue!
DCWV will be giving away: The DCWV Gilded Stack, a 4x4 Cork Stack, Insta Kraft Album, Accordion Album and a set of Birthday Photo Props!

Remember to “Like” Tombow USA and DCWV on Facebook.

Friday, March 27th:
Jenifer Cowles  <<YOU ARE HERE

Saturday, March 28th:

YOUR NEXT STOP IS Thomisia Francois
Thank you for stopping by:)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Denim Kindle case-ThermOWeb

Hi this is Jenifer here with you today to share my denim project, using the most awesome denim I have ever used.  The denim comes pre-washed and ready to use and it is so soft with many colors to choose from.
For my project I used the Metal Grey denim and the Tech Pocket and Portfolio.  My boys needed a new "manly" kindle case and this denim was perfect.
This is the finished portfolio in all of its glory.

I found some fabric with some flames and using some Ultra HeatNBond on one side I cut out the flames and adhered them to the denim.  I sewed around the inside of the flames.  To give the flames more pizzazz I went over it with the Icraft deco foil transfer adhesive and added some of the Red Deco Foil.

Here is the inside of the portfolio.  There is an inside pocket to add notes.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Stuffed Bunny-Love My Fabrics

Hi this is Jenifer here with you today to share my fun project with you.  A friend of my just had a beautiful baby girl and I will be making her some fun cuddly stuffed animals.  The first one to be completed is this bunny (Simplicity 1549) using the First Love pack.

This collection has soft blue polka dots, a beautiful solid blue and this gorgeous floral.  I did a bunch of hand stitching for the face and around the ears.

I just had to add a little bit of delicate trim around the neck and for the back I sewed on this fun piece of ribbon that says "handmade with love", to give it just the perfect touch.

First Love fabric
May Arts Ribbons and trims
embroidery floss

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Happy Birthday Card-May Arts/Epiphany Hop

Good Morning May Arts Epiphany fans, welcome to my blog for the hop.
I was excited to receive the very pretty butterfly punch, and I can't even begin to tell you how much I love butterflies and how much I will be using this punch.  I put together this fun purple birthday card using one of my favorite stamps, deco foils, ribbons and papers.
There are some wonderful prizes, make sure to leave comments along the way for your chance to win :)

o    Mary Brockway

o    Lalo IK
o    Karen Hanson

o    Karen Baker

o    Jen Shears


o    Emily Lanham

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Seasonal wreath stack-DCWV

This is DCWV Social Media Design Team Member Jenifer, and I am here to share a fun project today, using one of the new DIY Projects Stacks available at JoAnn Stores.  These new stacks are fantastic.  Not only are the project fun and easily crafted but the easy and clear directions make it easy to apply to other stacks or projects you have been thinking about. 
I used the seasonal wreath stack but with a twist. 

I used the spring papers for my spring wreath but I loved the flowers that were made for the Halloween wreath.  Well since there are no "rules" in crafting I mixed them up.

These flowers were so fun and easy to make.  I cut them out and rolled them while sitting and watching a movie with the kiddos.  I used hot glue to adhere them together and used some of the pearl gem stickers for the flower centers.

Here is a close up of the butterflies (included with the stack), I wanted them to appear like they were fluttering around the flowers so I sandwiched them in between a piece of wire and then curled the wire with a chopstick.  I tied the wreath together with some spring ribbons from May Arts and I am ready for spring.

I hope you have enjoyed my project today and make sure you stop by frequently for more wonderful projects from this amazing team.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Drawstring Panel Bag-TOW

I received these super cute panels from Blend Fabrics and struggled a little bit about what to do with them.  Well along came this super simple drawstring bag.  I just sewed 2 panels together along the bottom and the side and a casing along the top for the drawstring.  I fancied it up with some of the new Deco Foils to highlight some of the designs.

Drawstring Bag:  Designed by Jenifer Cowles
Therm O Web supplies used:
Foil in Red and Green

Other supplies used:
Blend Fabrics
May Arts Ribbon

Here you can see some of the foil.  I traced some of the flower centers and the yarn with the transfer adhesive.  Allow the adhesive to dry and then you just rub the foil over the top.  I used a brayer and the foil transferred smoothly

Here is the other side of the bag.  I put some foil in her hair and along the flower stems and centers.  

I hope you have enjoyed my project today.  Try some of the new Deco Foils, they work on paper and on fabrics, just giving your project a little bit more sparkle when you want it.

Monday, March 9, 2015

New Spring Releases 2015 -May Arts

I was lucky enough to receive the new string beads.  They are fantastic!!  They come in white and off white and are the perfect addition to any flower or just about anything you can come up with.

 The new String Beads are perfect for really making all of your paper flowers stand out.  I have round in the center of the flowers and also layered them in between some of the petals.  These flowers are now ready to be used for all sorts of projects from wreaths, layouts and cards.
For the headband I stitched some of the Sheer Florals on to a piece of Elastic Lace and tucked in some Jumbo leaves and the new Beaded string, for a quick cute headband for a baby photo shoot or even special enough for wedding or other special occasion.

Here is the Blog roll, make sure you leave some comments for a chance to win some of the new releases :)


Virginia Fynes

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