DCWV Stack-a-holic Challenge, August 2018

Daddy was such a good sport letting me bathe him in my new
baby doll's bathtub I got for Christmas 1962 at Pop and Grannie's.
     Today I have a layout for the Stack-a-holic Challenge over at DCWV. I used the Country Floral stack to create my layout. You can vote for your favorite layout here: https://www.facebook.com/DCWVInc/
I wish I had made my blue squares and rectangles bigger. I think it would balance better with the size of my photographs. I'm sharing it anyway.

     I love the memories this page brings to my mind. I had so much fun with Dad in my early years. We came back around to each other a few years before he died.

     Hope you are having a great day! Thanks for stopping in.

     Here's a copy of the sketch we had to work with. I'll use it again. 

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DCWV Stack-a-holic Challenge, July 2018

     Today I have a card for the Stack-a-holic Challenge at Die Cuts With a View (DCWV). I used their Country Floral stack to make my card. The thing I like most about working with stacks is that I can be sure all the colors and designs go together beautifully.

Designer Tip: To make my die cuts pop, I ran the edges across an ink pad. I used a chalk ink pad on this card, but I've found that most all die pads work well for this technique. Here I inked the edges of the large oval and the sentiment tag.

     Thanks so much for stopping by today. If you have a minute, check out all the entries on  the DCWV Inc. page on Facebook and vote for your favorite.

     Here's a copy of the sketch we had to work with this month. I'll use it again.
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Homesteading in the Alaskan Wilderness

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DCWV Stack-a-holic Challenge, May 2018

     Are these flowers not gorgeous!?! They are from the Botanical Beauty stack from DCWV, Inc. So many pretty sheets in this stack. Some have gold foil embellishing like the gold bees on my card. I made this card for the Stack-a-holic Challenge for May at DCWV.
     First, I trimmed my card front. Yes, it was hard to cut through these beautiful flowers, but you can do it! Next, I stamped and die cut my sentiment tags and adhered them with foam tape. To finish up, I added a few epoxy dots.
         Lately, I have been making 4.25 x 5.5 cards, but I wanted more of the flowers to show on this card, so I made this one 5 x 7.
     We had the sketch below to work with this month. There is still a little time to join in the fun if you have an idea for your own card. Details are on DCWV's Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/DCWVInc/.  
    Thanks so much for stopping in. Hope you are having a great day, Pamela
Materials Used:
cardstock- Botanical Beauty (DCWV)
stamp- A Happy Hello (Gina K Designs)
dies- frames (Spellbinders Card Kit)
ink- chalk Wisteria (ColorBox)



DCWV Stack-a-holic Challenge, April 2018

     Today, I have a layout for April's Stack-a-holic Challenge at DCWV. This is my favorite picture of Mom and I. It was taken at the Amarillo airport. The horse in the background is one of the famous painted horses you can find around Amarillo. The journaling reads:

     Mom always said, "We have two choices when difficult things come our way. We can choose to be miserable, or we can choose to be happy. I choose happy!"
     Mom now sits at the Master's feet. I miss her.

     I used DCWV's Botanical Beauty stack to create my layout. The stack is all double-sided cardstock with gold foil on many of the sheets.

     To create my title and journaling tags, I printed them from my computer onto vellum.
     When printing on vellum, you must be careful not to let the ink smear before it dries. Mine dried in about ten seconds. I planned to only use vellum for the title, but I thought I needed a bit more color to this layout so I ran the vellum through my Xyron Sticker Maker and adhered it to a piece of the cardstock.

     The deadline is now passed for entering a project this month, but you can still vote. I would appreciate it if you would vote for my layout, or any of the other entries you might like better. You can find the details on the DCWV, Inc. page on Facebook.

     Thanks so much for stopping in. Check back with DCWV at the first of the month for May's Stack-a-holic Challenge.

Materials used:

cardstock- Botanical Beauty (DCWV)
                  solid gold (Spellbinders)
dies- Fancy Foliage (ODBD)
        filigree (Spellbinders)