Monday, March 25, 2013

Tombow Blog Hop w/ Guest Designer

Did you enjoy the DCWV/Tombow hop last week? What wonderful inspiration by everyone!
Today the Tombow DT is doing a little hop with our first guest designer Michelle Criswell.

After browsing Michelle's wonderful blog, I see she like to make a lot of 3-D projects, which is probably my favorite thing to do.

As I sit here typing this up it is snowing outside. It's hard to believe Easter is Sunday with all the snow we have been getting. However, I wanted to share a spring-y box with you.

The box is an Inky Antics stamp that you stamp onto designer paper (tip: use a pale color so that the lines don't show on the inside), then cut, score, fold and glue together. I like using Mono Multi Liquid Glue so that I know it will STAY put together.

I colored the dragonfly (also Inky Antics) with Irojiten Color Dictionary Pencils and added glitter with Mono Aqua Liquid Glue.

So that the ribbon doesn't fall off, adhere it to the bottom and sides with the Dot Pattern Adhesive Stamp Runner. The sentiment is added to the front with foam tabs.

Now it's time to head to Melissa's blog to see her beautiful project. Here is a list of the players in case you get lost along the way.
Debbie: **you are here Ü

Michelle: our guest designer Ü

Tombow blog:

Be sure to comment on each of the blog posts for a chance to win this wonderful prize by Tombow.
The winner will be announced Wednesday April 3rd at 3:30 Eastern Time. The prize will include everything in the image posted above.


Friday, March 22, 2013

BFB Dandelions On the Wind

Dandelions on the Wind
Dandelions on the Wind is the first of Mona Hodgson’s The Quilted Heart trilogy. This story set in the time of the Civil War is about Maria Jensen who arrives in America as a mail-order bride. Unfortunately her groom to be rejects her when he finds out that she is slowly going blind.
Maria finds a job caring for a young motherless girl, Gabi, on a farm in Missouri.  Gabi's father is fighting the war and when he returns unexpectedly, life is turned upside down for all.

Read about how two hurting hearts are healed in this story.

Friday's DCWV/Tombow Hop

Last day of the hop:
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    Monday, March 18, 2013

    Pinned It Made It Monday

    I created some yummy treats for St. Patrick's Day yesterday. For lunch we just had green food...spinach roll ups, grapes, ranch chips, 7-Up with lime sherbet and cookies with green frosting and rainbow sprinkles.

    Then for supper I created recipes from Pinterest; Bok Choy Salad, Baked Reuben Casserole and Grasshopper Fudge Cake.

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    Of the three recipes the salad was our favorite and I will be making that many more times! The casserole was okay...not fabulous, but okay and the same with the cake. I doubt I will make either of them again.

    I am linking this up to Country Girl at Home for her Pinned It Made It Monday challenge.
    Welcome to the DCWV/Tombow Spring Fling Blog hop.

    This week, DCWV and Tombow have teamed up to spread a little bit of spring fever. Both design teams are excited to show you just what we have done with the My Sunshine and Chickadee stacks from DCWV, and some amazing adhesive products from Tombow.

    If you have come here from Tombow's blog then you're on track! If not, you should go back to the Tombow blog and start today’s leg of the hop from there!

    For my project I created this fun owl box using papers from DCWV's My Sunshine for the owl body and Chickadee stack for the body parts. The owl is a die-cut image from Silhouette.

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    To start off, I inked all the pieces for a bit of a grungy look. Before putting the box together, you want to adhere all the body parts while it is laying out flat. I forgot to add my dot adhesive in the photo, but I used the Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive to adhere all the pieces together.


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    Tombow's Mono Multi Liquid Glue is perfect for putting projects like this together. The glue is super strong and I don't have to worry about the box falling apart. I like to add the glue to the parts that are going to be adhered together and let it dry til clear (it stays very tacky) and then put the box together (this way you don't have glue oozing out).

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    You can see in the photo above how it is clear on the 1st two tabs vs. what it looks like (white) when you first put the glue on the tab. To finish off the box, I added a ribbon bow with a Power Tab.

    Be sure to visit all the projects featured this week and leave a comment for your chance to win! We will be giving away both the My Sunshine and Chickadee stacks to 2 lucky readers, and one amazing package of Tombow Adhesive including NEW stamp Runner Permanent Adhesive, NEW Stamp Runner, Dot Pattern Adhesive, MONO Multi Liquid Glue, NEW Power Tabs and MONO Glue Stick, 0.77 oz to one other lucky reader! The more you comment, the more chances you have to win!

    Now, head on over to Sarah's blog to see what kind of spring craftiness they have in store!

    These are the rules in order to win the prize:
    In order to qualify to win this AMAZING prize you must:

    • 1. Comment on each of the Design Team Member's blog post.
    • 2. Comment on the DCWV Blog.
    • 3. Last, Comment back on this blog post.

      Tombow will select at random from a comment written on either the Design Team Members' blogs, the DCWV blog, or the Tombow blog as the winner. This will be announced Saturday, March 23, 2013.

    Here is the Schedule for the week:






    Tuesday, March 12, 2013

    Butterfly Jar

    Good Morning! Are you having spring weather or winter still? We had more snow over the weekend, so it's winter here still, but suppose to be 54° by Friday, so will feel like spring (to us here who are use to freezing temps 54° is warm Ü).

    With spring on it's way, I have a butterfly jar project to share with you.

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    This darling jar is by Doodlebug Designs called small ribbon jar, but I think you could fill this with anything. I cut papers (
    Simple Stories) and die-cut images with my Cricut to decorate the jar. The ribbon is May Arts.

    I used Mono Multi Liquid Glue and Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive to adhere my pieces together and to the jar.

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    What would you fill this jar with? I'm thinking some hard candies would be fun and have it sitting out for everyone to enjoy.

    Monday, March 11, 2013

    Pinned It Made It Monday

    Well, this is a "kinda pinned it" post. I figured I had all the dishcloths I would need for us and gifts for awhile, but wanted to keep crocheting. I didn't know what to do next, so decided with it still being winter here, I would make a scarf using the dishcloth pattern but just keep going.

    This is the pinned dishcloth pattern I used. The yarn is soooo soft! I used 2 skeins of it and just kept going until it ran out. I think if I make another one, I won't make it as wide.

    I also found something else to crochet! Ü I am using up yarn left over from all my dishcloths. Be sure to stop by next Monday, to see what I've been working on.

    If you have any other ideas of EASY patterns, please send them my way. I am looking for more ideas.

    I am linking this up to Country Girl at Home for her Pinned It Made It Monday challenge.

    Tuesday, March 5, 2013

    Easter Tag Boxes

    Do you remember the tag box I shared here? Today I have a couple of Easter themed boxes to share with you.
    This first one uses a stamped bunny from Inky Antics. I colored it with Irojiten Pencils.

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    The second one I have to share with you uses a stamped image from Our Craft Lounge. I also colored it with Irojitens. Both boxes were put together with Mono Multi Liquid Glue. The designer papers were adhered with Stamp Runner Dot Pattern Adhesive.

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    Have you started on any Easter projects yet? If so, I would love to hear what you are creating.

    Monday, March 4, 2013

    Pinned It Made It Monday

    Happy Monday! It is time for another week of Pinned It Made It and I have a recipe, a quilted table runner and a picture of lots of dishcloths. Ü
    This week we tried Chicken with Sundried Tomato Basil Sauce
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    It was okay, but seemed to lack in flavor. I figured with the sundried tomatoes and basil that it would have plenty of flavor, but was really blah.
    Over our 2 snow days, I created this table runner. There wasn't a pattern, so I just measured and cut. I didn't have enough of one fabric pattern for the binding, so just combined several together. I really like how it turned out. I hand-quilted it and it was fun to get back to doing that. Now I need to make another small project.
    lickity split table runner.
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    I also have been a busy bee crocheting dishcloths (even made some green ones for St. Patrick's Day Ü). I need to go on to something else now as I have plenty of these for gifts. Here is my stash, plus the 3 I gave for Valentine's Day. I just had to show the knitted yellow one; very un-square and won't be making any more of those. LOL!! Here are the links for the dish cloths.
    See the purple, red, green and multi one? that is scraps of yarn left from over.
    dish cloths anyone?
    I am linking this up to Country Girl at Home for her Pinned It Made It Monday challenge.