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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

December Challenge Winner

Thank you to everyone who participated in our December Challenge!!!
The submissions are all so creative, as always. 
I love to see what all you talented people submit, it's always so amazing. 
I love all the creativity.

All of the submissions were so beautiful , I think everyone is a winner. However I had to pick the top 3 and the grand winner for the month, let me tell you, this is so very difficult each month, with all the talent out there. 
(Yes, I know I say this each month but it is true.)


Just to let you all know that the Winner, the Top 3 and any Honorable Mentions are all chosen on their merits, so make sure to get your creative juices flowing and send in your best submissions.


Who won the Grand Prize for the December Challenge??  
Well, without further ado the winner is:
Chana (Submission # 83)
Congratulations to Chana
You will have until January 8 (that's 1 week) to claim your prize 


To arrange for your prize to be sent and to receive a winners badge to display on your blog  please email me at bbruder@fuse.net by January 8th
Please put Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge Winner in the subject of your email.

TOP 3 WINNERS
(in no particular order)
1. Marlene(Submission #9)
2.Kaija (Submission #12)
3. Bettina(Submission  #89)
Please grab the "top 3 badge" on the sidebar here and 
post it on your blog .

We'd love it if you'd link back to our site here.

This month we have 
an 
HONORABLE MENTION 
going to none other than:

Crafting Vicky(Submission 77)
You will always be able to access the current challenge or 
view prior challenges by clicking on the Monthly 
Challenge tab at the top of the page.

Have a great month.

Craft-Dee BowZ on Keep Creating cable!


Hello Bow Makers!  I just wanted to share a wonderful video that I made with Kim Parkinson of Kept Creations in Whitman, MA.  Kim is the producer of this monthly crafting program, Keep Creating.  Since Kim decided to focus on ribbon for this month, it created a great segue for Craft-Dee BowZ!  I'm proud to say we did this in one take!  Enjoy the video and I'd love to hear what you think of it.  We are also on the Craft-Dee BowZ Facebook page.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Another wine bottle tag

In my last post I did a Christmas tag for a wine bottle and promised you a non-generic one to come.  Well, there's really no reason why you couldn't bring a bottle of wine to your New Years Eve celebration and give your host or hostess a good laugh while doing so.

Here's the bottle with a generic tag:


Drop in to your New Years party with this cute tag and you'll be sure to be a hit.  A little card stock, a few buttons, die cuts, punches and a luscious bow top this bottle of wine off. 

Happy New Year to one and all and have a Bow-ti-ful 2014!

Donna


Sunday, December 22, 2013

A very Merry Christmas to all!!

This Christmas tree isn't much smaller than the one I already have up LOL!  Since kitty decided she likes to eat fiber optic trees, THAT tree is kept wrapped  with a cardboard box around it most of the time.  Lovely sight -- we're trying to set a new trend for the holiday tree I guess.  Anyway, here's a really cute idea that I found online.  I have made quite a few of these and also taught a class on it.  It is such a fun and cute idea -- and you can eat it once the holidays are over!


With a few strips of card stock, a little glue and lots of Hershey Kisses, you have a wonderful ornament that can either be given away or used to decorate the real tree.  Of course, the crowning glory is the wonderful bow at the top.  

With that being said, I want to wish ALL of my card making, scrapbooking  and bow making friends the Merriest of Christmases and a Happy, Healthy New 2014.  Thank you from Craft-Dee BowZ for your wonderful participation and support in our Challenges and Blog Hops through 2013.  We enter the new year with a fabulous new team who will wow your socks off.  I look forward to seeing you all in 2014!

Donna

Thursday, December 19, 2013

A Purple Christmas


Hi! It's Amber here with a blog post. Yes, I know the next Craft-Dee BowZ DT blog post should be next Tuesday but that is Christmas Eve! So here I am with my blog post now. Also this is my last blog post for Craft-Dee BowZ but don't worry, you will still be able to catch all my work over at my blog and you can be sure I'll still be using the Craft-Dee BowZ maker on all my creations!

The ribbon Donna sent us was a very pretty purple but my camera doesn't like it so that is why it looks like it does. I paired it with the same color cardstock that I stamped sliver snowflakes on. Used a Christmas tree bling again on silver cardstock. The background I embossed with an ornament folder and then distressed the cardstock to show the purple.



Hope you have enjoyed my posts while on the team. Can't wait to see next year's teams' projects. Thank you, Donna for allowing me to be a part of Craft-Dee BowZ maker's first Design Team. It has been an exciting adventure and like I said, I'll always be using the Craft-Dee BowZ maker.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Amber


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Farewell to Craft-Dee Bowz

Hi, it's Patti with my last post with Craft-Dee Bowz. I have enjoyed my time and would like to thank Donna and the entire team! Now for my last project!

 We received some gorgeous ribbons to work with and some crystal accents that were so cute as well!! I decided to make a votive candle holder out of a mason jar! You can do this for any Holiday by changing the color of the ribbons!!!!

You can see the topper in this photo, I made a multiple loop  bow with the pretty purple and silver edged ribbon, then made a smaller double loop bow with the silver and placed it on top!



I made some dangles from silver and white beads with a purple star button on each end.


Here you can see that I took a piece of the purple and centered the smaller silver on top, then placed one of the gem snowflakes in the center. I cut the other snowflake apart and placed the pieces at six equal spots on the top edge of the purple ribbon.

I put a votive candle in the bottom of the jar. It looks really pretty when it's lit. You can use colored gemstones, just think of green and red for Christmas too!! And you can make smaller ones! They are really cute and safe too! Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my creations each month! Don't forget to visit regularly to see what the new Design Team has in store for you!!!
Patti


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Let's have a sip of wine

I love the traditional idea of bringing a bottle of wine to the lovely hostess or handsome host during the holidays.  That is, unless, you are bringing food.  But we're talking about wine here, folks!  So why not decorate your wine bottle with a great label/tag combination and top it off with a few bows using your Craft-Dee BowZ tool!

I created this label using one of Graphic 45 papers.  Surprisingly, this was one of my LEAST favorite patterns, so I decided to see what it would look like on the label.  I think I surprised even myself!  This paper looks terrific.  For the tag I used some of the reverse side of the same G45 pattern paper and cut out pieces and parts to decorate it.  I then used a 1/4" red ribbon bow to set off the tag.   Topping the neck of the bottle off with a bigger bow made a cohesive look.



It looks festive and it cost you next to nothing -- no bottle bag, no store-bought ribbon for you!  Just an idea I wanted to pass along for the holiday season.  I'm going to post another one soon that is not holiday themed, but a really fun one, I promise!

Happy bow making and have a Bow-ti-ful Day!

Donna

Friday, December 13, 2013

Sparkly scene

Here's a card (one in a series) that I made for a friend of hubby's that I thought I'd share with you.  Sometimes it only takes a single loop bow to create a little more interest.  The glitter doesn't really show through -- my photo editing skills could use a jump start.  Enjoy!


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Good morning everyone! Brenda here, with my last post for Craft-DeeBowz. I have really enjoyed being on this design team. It has been a wonderful experience for me. Donna, the creator of Craft-DeeBowz, is a wonderful person to create for. You couldn't ask for a more sweeter or  generous person. Thank you Donna, for all of the goodies you supplied us with. It has been my pleasure, to create for Craft-DeeBowz.

Now, on to the project I created. My last project is a card you can use, in my opinion for Christmas, A Winter or a birthday card. This is a white on white layered 5X7 card. I used embossing folders, pine bough, ornament, snowflake dies and the adornment is the bow.








Thank you for stopping by. Hugs and blessings to all. Merry Christmas! Brenda

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Design Team for 2014

Hi Everyone,
We are so excited to announce the 2014 Design Team here at Craft-Dee BowZ. All of these designers are extremely talented and we feel fortunate that they are on the Craft-Dee BowZ design team.

Let me introduce them to you.

Here are our regular designers
These ladies will take turns posting every Tuesday. 

Dana Tatar

My Photo

I am a biochemist turned stay-at-home mom. I love spending every second with my beautiful girls, husband, and basset hound and scrapbooking. My interests include home renovations, gardening, sailing, baking and scrapbooking.


Kim Bell
Hi! I'm Kim... Welcome to my blog!!!

I am happily married for 6 years to a wonderful husband. We are so opposite. Smiles. I have been paper crafting for 4 years. I love paper,rubber stamps,and Sketch Copic markers. I have learned so many things on my path and will continue to learn. I am so blessed to have such wonderful teachers, friends, and family. My blog Scraps of Faith Creations From the Heart. Is very true to me. I walk and live by faith everyday! God is AMAZING and what he is continually doing in my life


Rebecca Deeprose

picture of Rebecca Deeprose

I love to share ideas and inspire others to create the images of their dreams. Because life is better when we share, I give tips, templates, material lists and soon…videos! I do believe we’re all blessed with a creative spark. We ignite that spark in each other and it makes life so very much richer. Follow me on this path and I will share the creative skills and ideas I find along the way! When you can, share what you’re creating with me. I really would love to see! One of my favorite quotes and a thought I live by is, ‘It doesn’t have to be perfect, to be wonderful!’ Don’t wait for ‘perfect’ to share!

Barbara Bruder


I love working with stamps, digital images and papercrafting in general. Stamping for 15+ years has been a great time. What a wonderful way to express yourself, give inspiration to others and give joy to a card recipient.

The following ladies are our guest designers during the January thru June time frame
The guest designers will take turns posting  on the 2nd Friday of each month

Monica Edwards

Monica Edwards

Monica works at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Loves scrapbooking and card making.


Robin Ann Parker



My greatest achievement is being a proud mom to three amazing children. Originally from Virginia, I currently live in a small town in the southeast part of Minnesota where I create.  I have been a papercrafter since 2009 and I like learning about all the new products available.

Vicki Robertson



I love art in all forms.  Crafting with my hands has been a life long hobby of mine.  Paper crafting...scrapbooking, cards, altered and mixed media art, is currently the most outstanding of these crafts. It has given me the opportunity to make and meet many friends while sharing my own creations. I'm married to my best friend, have two beautiful daughters, two handsome son in laws,  two wonderful grandsons and a sweet baby granddaughter.

What a diversified group of talented artists that comprise the Design Team for 2014.

You will see posts from the designers each Tuesday with guest designers taking turns posting on the 2nd Friday of each month.  So stop in every Tuesday and the 2nd Friday of each month to check out the projects that the ladies will be presenting, spotlighting bows made with the Craft-Dee BowZ bow making tool.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

December Blog Hop Winner

Hi Everyone,
Welcome back!!!  
Time to announce the winner of the December Blog Hop here at Craft-Dee BowZ.

However, first, I  would like to extend a huge thank-you to all who visited and commented on the posts throughout the blog hop. 

 Next a big thanks to our talented design team on their beautiful holiday projects.They really make such fabulous projects don't they!! Our next blog hop is scheduled for February 2.

So save the date and plan on joining us for our first blog hop for 2014


OK, OK!!!! Let me announce who the winner is

Debi

Please contact Barbara at the email below by December 14 to claim your prize. 
bbruder@fuse.net
Please give me your name and mailing address so we can get your Craft-Dee BowZ tool out to you. 



Thanks so much for hopping with us and we look forward to seeing you again at our next hop.

Just a reminder,  stop back for our weekly posts (each Tuesday) hosted by our super talented design team members.   

Tomorrow we will be announcing the 2014 Design Team

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

December Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,
Thanks for stopping in for the December Craft-Dee BowZ Blog Hop. Our blog hop this month celebrates Christmas and it seems that Christmas is coming fast this year. Hope you are getting your decorations up, sending out your cards to friends and family and wrapping all the gifts.

All of our designers have created beautiful projects with the Christmas theme in mind. You will be seeing our theme carried out in all of the designers projects throughout the hop. We hope that we are able to inspire you and to give you some ideas for all your upcoming projects. 

Since our Design Team is small,  just 4 designers, it will be easy and quick for you to visit each and every one of the designers' blogs to view their beautiful holiday creations. 


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 let 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.  The winner will be announced here on this blog on Saturday December 7. Be sure to check back here to see if you've won.

To claim your prize, you must notify us by email  (contact Barbara at bbruder@fuse.net ) by Saturday December 14. You will have exactly one week to claim your prize.

Relax for a few minutes while you visit our talented designers blogs.Let's start over at the very talented Patti's blog to view her beautiful project and please make sure to leave a comment.

Here are your talented designers 



Craft-Dee BowZ  (to leave one last comment)

Have fun!!!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Wonder and Magic of Christmas

Hi Everyone,
It's Barbara here today. Welcome to December, the last month of the year. If you haven't finished your Christmas cards yet, I have a little inspiration for you today.



 And here is a close-up of the bow.
The bow is a three loop bow and the ribbon has a little bit of wire in the edges. I love this type of ribbon, it makes for a great bow.

To order, click the Buy Now button on the left sidebar.

Just a reminder that the last blog hop for 2013 here at Craft-Dee BowZ, starts Thursday. I sure hope you join us and leave comments. We will be awarding a Craft-Dee BowZ tool to one lucky commenter, and that could be you. Blog hop starts Thursday and the winner will be announced Saturday.

See you Thursday.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

December Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the December Challenge
 here at Craft-Dee BowZ, 

Thank you to everyone who participated in our November Challenge!!!
The submissions are all so creative, as always. 
look forward to seeing what all you talented people out there submit, it's always so amazing. Everyone has such creativity.

All of the submissions were so beautiful , I think everyone is a winner. However I had to pick the top 3 and the grand winner for the month, let me tell you, this task really does get more difficult each month, with all the talent out there. 
(Yes, I know I say this each month but it is true.)


Just to let you all know that the Winner, the Top 3 and any Honorable Mentions are all chosen on their merits, so make sure to get your creative juices flowing and send in your best submissions.


Who won the Grand Prize for the November Challenge??  
Well, without further ado the winner is:
Lalkygirl  (Submission # 46)
Congratulations to Tracey
You will have until December 15 (that's 2 weeks) to claim your prize 

Monthly Prize
The Craft-Dee BowZ tool

To arrange for your prize to be sent and to receive a winners badge to display on your blog, please email me at bbruder@fuse.net by December 15th
Please put Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge Winner in the subject of your email.

TOP 3 WINNERS
(in no particular order)
1. Something Beautiful by Julie (Submission #19)
2.Gro Tjehveit  (Submission #123)
3. Eva's Scraproom (Submission  #144)
Please grab the "top 3 badge" on the sidebar here and 
post it on your blog .

We'd love it if you'd link back to our site here.

This month we have 
an 
HONORABLE MENTION 
going to none other than:
Patricia D (Submission #75)
You will always be able to access the current challenge or 
view prior challenges by clicking on the Monthly 
Challenge tab at the top of the page.



The December Challenge Theme:

Anything Goes and include a HANDMADE BOW

This months code to use is CDB08



Here is some inspiration for you for our December 

challenge.




Above created by Donna Maligno for Craft-Dee BowZ



The link to the guidelines for playing are on the top tab.

If you have any questions please email me at bbruder@fuse.net
We are looking forward to seeing your creation here.
Don't forget, the prize is The Craft-Dee BowZ tool.
 I use mine all the time, I know you will love it!!
TheDecember challenge closes on December 31 at 8:00 p.m. EDT