Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Craft Dee Bowz Thanks!!!

It's my time to post this month on the Craft-Dee Bowz blog and Donna gave us a sketch and a challenge to use black, gold and red. I came up with this Thank You card.

I used the beautiful ribbons that Donna supplied and made two single bows with my Craft-Dee Bowz tool (single loop) and then put them together. The little charm and bottle cap were also supplied by Donna! I used some older Bella Boulevard paper from my stash. I just stamped a "thanks" sentiment on some craft cardstock for the base of the trinkets. I tied it all together with the black cardstock background!

You could use this design for any type of card, and it came together really quickly too!!! The Craft-Dee Bowz tool makes any size bows so easy to do! If you don't have one, you really should try it!! You will love it!!!

Thanks so much for dropping by and please check back again!!!!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Blog Hop Time at Craft-Dee Bowz!!!

It's time for a Blog Hop with Craft-Dee Bowz, and the theme for this month is Back to School. I chose to do a card, and used some older "Mid-Term" goodies along with the goodies that came from Craft-Dee Bowz this month!

This is the first stop on the hop, our team is small, only 4 members, and we have a guest designer this month and the Craft-Dee Bowz blog all together makes 6 stops, so that's not many at all.  Here is the order for the hop in case you get lost:

You are here:   Patti Hamil
Craft-Dee Bowz (to leave one last comment)

Just a reminder, please make sure you leave a comment on each designers blog and we ask that you leave a comment here as well to be in the running for the prize. The last stop on the hop will be back here at the Craft-Dee BowZ blog. Please leave your last comment here as well, letting us know your thoughts on the fabulous projects presented by our talented designers. 

One visitor who has left comments on all the designers blogs and here as well, will win their very own Craft-Dee BowZ tool.  Thanks so much for joining us and I urge you to check out the hop and the Craft-Dee Bowz tool!

Friday, August 2, 2013

It's Time for a Moxxie Blog Hop!!!

Hello Moxxie fans!  This month we are featuring one of our brand new collections Quite Contrary.   So dig out your garden photos and get ready because the Muses will be planting some great ideas in your creative minds for this beautiful line of papers and stickers.     

The blend of muted tones is perfect for outdoor garden photo pages.   And if your thumb is not so green you can create fabulous cards and/or home decor projects.  

Here's my project with this awesome collection!!!

If you are familiar with the Moxxie Blog Hops then you know you can have a chance to win this brand new line.  All you have to do is leave a comment on all of the following blogs.    International fans are welcome to play along if they agree to pay shipping in the event they win.  Comments can be made until Midnight Tuesday, August 6th and the winner will be announced on the Moxxie Blog on Wednesday, August 7th! Enjoy!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

CSW Distributors

CSW Distributors is very excited to announce the official launch of the CSW Distributors Blog and to introduce you to this team of talented designers who will be sharing their work here on a regular basis! Our Design Team will be inspiring you by sharing projects and tutorials showcasing Couture Creations products. Please take some time to read more about each artist and to view a sampling of their work.

Hi! My name is Dana Tatar and I am a stay-at-home mom currently living in Florida with my husband and two young daughters. I started scrapbooking to preserve memories after the birth of my first daughter and now I enjoy the creative outlet.

I love to mix products from different collections on my projects and I frequently find inspiration in music, poetry and pop culture. I love fussy cutting and flowers and both can be seen on the majority of my projects. My dominant scrappy styles are clean and simple and pretty chic, but I do like to mix things up a bit, depending on the paper or photos I want to use. I'm an active blogger and I like to share my tips and ideas. I create a little of everything, including layouts, cards, tags, artist trading cards, arches and small gift and home decor items.

When I'm not scrapping, I enjoy cooking and baking, reading, listening to music and spending time outdoors with my family and basset hound.I am so excited to be a part of the CSW Distributor Team and I'm looking forward to sharing my projects created with these amazing products! Please stop by my blog, They Call Me Tatar Salad.


My name is Gloria Stengel and I live in Oceanside, CA. I’ve been a CA resident since March 2005, after living in five other states. I live with my husband Matt and our three children, Nathan (21), Laura (17), and Jonah (12). I home school my two youngest children, but my oldest son has graduated and now attends college full-time. We also have a kitten named Milo. He was born August 2012,and he is making my life crazy, but he's so cute that I am willing to sacrifice the occasional ribbon or button!

I have been hooked on paper crafts all of my life. In 1990, I discovered rubber stamping and in 1996, I stumbled across "modern" scrapbooking. I love all aspects of paper crafting: card making, scrapbooking, mini albums, altered art, up-cycling, you name it! I am happiest when I am making a mess! It's the cleaning up part that I don't care for!

I have been on a number of design teams over the past few years, including current terms with Graphic 45 and Hampton Art Stamps. I also accept various guest design spots and work with online stores from time to time, including Really Reasonable Ribbon and CropStop. I recently began writing blog articles for Crafts 'n things Magazine, which allows me to share tutorials, favoriteproducts, and advice on paper crafting. The design teams I work with are very diverse, which is an amazing thing for me considering that I love all sorts of art mediums.

I have also been published in several magazines. Plus I have a blog, a Facebook Fan Page, and a YouTube channel in order to share my creative work.

I am sopleased to be joining the CSW Distributors Team! Visit my blog, Scraps of Life.


My name is Pam Bray but my closest friends call me "Pammejo."

I am a wife, mom of 4 and grandma to 8 very amazing grandchildren if I must say so myself. I have been scrapbooking for the last 15 years. My scrapbooking has evolved into paper crafting, altered projects, and card making. The last two years I have been published in several magazines as well as been featured on several manufacturing blogs.

I love Diet Coke and chocolate so they must be close at hand when I am creating. I enjoy traveling with my husband of 39 years along with our Yorkie "Charlie" and cat "Gracie." When we travel I alwaystake my scrapbooking with me since we travel in our RV.

I am so excited to be part of the CSW Distributors Design Team and look forward to sharing my projects with you.Please pop over to my blog Scrapbook Flair and see what else I have been up to.

Hugs, Pammejo


Hello, my name is Patti Hamil. I live in the US in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia with my husband, youngest son, 4 dogs and one 17 year old cat! We also have 2 more children who are out of the house already! We are excited to have become first time Grandparents in June!

I’ve been scrapping for many years now and have been lucky enough to serve on some wonderful design teams. I’ve been published, taught classes at CKC and my local scrapbooking store. I also have projects featured on HSN and QVC for a couple of companies. I love scrapbooking, spending time with my family and spending time outdoors.

I am so happy and excited to be a part of this wonderful team, I was so honored to be chosen and look forward to working with these wonderful products! Please visit my blog My Pieces of Time.

Join us here next week for our Hepburn Feature. Each Design Team member will be sharing a project featuring the Couture Creations Hepburn Embossing Folder. We will also share two full project tutorials!

If you'd like some more inspiration, but don't want to wait until next week, we invite you to look over the previous posts on this blog. We've been sharing some of our favorite projects from the above artists as well as several special guest designers.