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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

All You Need Is Love


Hi Craft-Dee BowZ fans! Dana Tatar here today sharing a card that I created to help share my love with someone special. I use hearts all the time in my crafting, but really played up the love theme of this card.


I punched out and stamped different sized hearts onto a book page. I placed a piece of pink cardstock under my punched paper as a fun way to add color to my card.


I added a pretty double loop bow that I tied with my Craft-Dee BowZ Tool to finish the card.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies: Cardstock: Recollections; Pin: Teresa Collins; Stamps: Paper Wings Productions; Ink: Ranger, Quick Quotes; Distress Marker: Ranger; Punch: Martha Stewart; Other: Book Page, Ribbon

Friday, February 21, 2014

Guest Designer Robin Parker - Sending Love

I am thrilled to be the Guest Designer for Craft-Dee Bowz!  It is a fabulous monthly challenge with great prizes to win!  I just love this wonderful bow maker that you can get from Craft-Dee BowZ.  It is the easiest and it creates gorgeous bows!  No craft room can go with out the bow maker (hurry and buy yours today, you won't regret it)!

I have created this card using a pre-colored image that my sister sent to me when I first started making cards.  My designer paper is from Hobby Lobby. To create my frame around my darling snowman I used "Opulent Ovals" by Spellbinders® Paperarts.  The bow is made with the bow maker and I even used eyelet trim, any ribbon/trim used with the Craft-Dee BowZ bow maker turns out stunning! My finishing touches are three pink heart buttons.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Rebecca ~ Feb. 18th post


Hello everyone~ So glad you could stop by!  Today I have a card to share that I made for Craft Dee BowZ.  I wanted the pleasure of making a vintage style card that could be used for many occasions~ Valentine's Day, an anniversary, wedding or engagement.  This one fits the bill...

RebeccaDeeprose vintage-1

I began with a vintage image from Pion Papers and then began digging through paper scraps and bits of lace. With some more time, I would have layered more textures and papers, but time puts a rein on me...not a bad thing actually!...

RebeccaDeeprose vintage-2

The edges of the photo were distressed and inked, then mounted on torn vellum.  Some scroll shaped appliqu├ęs had been cut from some deep bridal style trim and had been lingering in a drawer.  A piece of torn and painted cardboard was used as the base for them...

RebeccaDeeprose vintage-3

Working with 7/8" wide, white satin ribbon, I made two single bows on my Craft Dee BowZ tool.  This weight of satin ribbon didn't make a double bow that I was happy with, so instead I made two seperate singles and adhered them together.  It's often necessary to apply a little weight to the center of the bows as they dry to reduce the bulk.  A lead weight is my preferred tool!  Once dry, I glued a delicate, fabric flower over the center.  The results make me smile...

RebeccaDeeprose vintage-4

Machine stitching is used all around this card and on many of the components.  I love the mix of colors (whites through creams) of lace along with the changes in pattern sizes.  The panel of lace that flows over the diagonal pocket is the largest pattern I used.  The lower edges were fussy cut to show off the pretty flowers.  The diagonal edge is embellished with two different lace trim scraps...nothing pretty goes to waste around here ;)
Wishing you a wonderfully creative day...

((hugs)) and Blessings,
Rebecca



Saturday, February 15, 2014

SNOW, is a four letter word...

that we in New England and many states across the US lately have learned to well, let's just say, dislike.  Since I am in the midst of a blizzard south of Boston right now, I thought I'd post this little guy that  my friend, Chris D, made for me.  Whoops!  I stand corrected -- it's a "she" because my friend Chris said "what man would ever be caught with a broom in his hand?".  So this little snow person is a "she".  Chris has been doing some needle felting these days and when she make this little snow girl, she knew she needed a broom, but what to make the broom out of?  Aha!  "I have a Craft-Dee BowZ and I know how to use it!" she said.  You guessed it, Chris made the broom using the tassel technique on the Craft-Dee BowZ.  I think it came out super adorable!  This snowgirl only stands about 2-1/2" high, so you can imagine how tiny the broom is.


I've included a side view and close-up of the broom below as well.


So just remember, Craft-Dee BowZ isn't just for tying bows.  Look how an adorable project like this turned into a PERFECT, adorable project!  Just thought I'd share -- and thanks, Chris!  I love it!

Donna


Friday, February 14, 2014

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

I wanted to take a moment to wish all my followers, customers and Design Team a Happy Valentine's Day!  May you all be the recipients of something special on this fun day -- perhaps a box of chocolates?  Where would women be without chocolates -- it seems to fix everything!

I created this quick and simple card to express my feelings to all of you.


May your day be filled with pleasant surprises!

Donna

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Celebrating Valentine's Day

Hi, Everyone! 
Happy Tuesday. Today is my card for the Craft-Dee BowZ . We are still celebrating Valentine's Day well actually all month it is the Love Theme-smiles. Well since I am trying to do Vintage cards. I choose another image from Janet K Designs I just love her Vintage images they are all so beautiful. Well I hope I inspired you. Till next time be blessed. 



Kim's Card Recipe
Card size 6.00 x6.00
Go Krete Die XXL Square Frames # 7
Cameo die cut shapes
Dp-Karen Foster
Die Cuts - My Cameo
Marianne Design Creatable Die Branch Forest
Film Strip - My Cameo
Joy Crafts Branch Die#1
Ribbon- Craft-Dee BowZ
Heart Doily- My stash
Woc Flowers





Saturday, February 8, 2014

February Blog Hop Winner

Hi Everyone,
Welcome back!!!  
Time to announce the winner of the February 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. We loved hearing from you and we also loved being able to give you some inspiration, ideas, tips, etc. Hopefully you got some ideas to use on your projects.

 Next, I want to thank our talented design team on their beautiful Valentine projects.
They really make such fabulous projects don't they!! 
Our next blog hop is scheduled for April 3-4

OK mark your calendars and save that date and plan on joining us for our next blog hop for 2014


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

Darlene

Congratulations!!!

Please contact Barbara at the email below by February 15 (one week) to claim your prize. 
bbruder@fuse.net

Darlene please provide 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.   

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

February Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!!

Welcome to the February blog hop here at Craft-Dee BowZ. We are excited to present our first blog hop for 2014. The theme is Love is in the Air and it looks like our wonderful designers have put together an array of fabulous projects to compliment the gorgeous bows they have made.

We have a small design team here, so it will be easy and quick to visit all the designer's blogs in the hop.

Just a reminder, please make sure you leave a comment on each designers blog and we ask that you leave a final comment here as well to be in the running for the prize. Since this will also be your last stop in the hop, 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 February 8. 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 February 15. You will have exactly one week to claim your prize.

Now relax for a few minutes while you visit our talented designers blogs. First, let's hop over to the blog of the very talented Kim, to view her beautiful project and don't forget, make sure to leave a comment on her blog.

Here are our talented designers in this months blog hop

Craft-Dee BowZ (stop back here last to leave one final comment  - What was your favorite project?)

From all the designers here at Craft-Dee BowZ, thanks for stopping by.

Have fun everyone



Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Always and Forever

Hi Everyone,
It's Barbara here with my regular monthly post for Craft-Dee BowZ.

Don't you just love February. This is the month we celebrate Valentine's Day, Groundhogs Day,( we are half way to spring), also its Presidents Day this month and I am sure there are more holidays this month that I'm just not remembering.

For this post I am going to focus on Valentines. Have you noticed the colors that seem to be used a lot on valentine cards are reds and pinks. Those are warm colors and with the winter we've had so far, we can take all the warmth we can get. LOL

One reminder, before I forget, it's time for the bi-monthly Craft-Dee BowZ blog hop, and it's this week!! The blog hop starts on Thursday, February 6, so mark your calendar because you will want to stop in and check out the hop and leave comments. Leaving comments will make you eligible to win your very own Craft-Dee BowZ  tool. The Craft-Dee BowZ tool really has made it easy for me to make beautiful bows for all my projects.Click here to order yours today. Or ask your sweetie to get one for you for Valentine's Day.

Here's my card, designed with a Valentine theme.


Thought you'd like a close-up of the bow


Those flowers above the bow started out as a self adhesive border. I cut the flowers apart and cut some pieces of wire and adhered a flower to the front and to the back of the wire. Also these started out as white and I sprayed them with a red spray.  I used my Craft-Dee BowZ  tool to make a simple and easy to make, single loop pink bow. The panel on my card is pink with white polka dots and the main card is red. So it looks like I too used pink and red on my card.

OK, now it's time to get your Valentine cards finished. Hope I've given you some inspiration today.

Thanks for stopping in and have a great week. And I hope to see you back here Thursday. There will be some beautiful inspiration projects and just in time for your last minute Valentine cards and projects.

Barbara

Saturday, February 1, 2014

February Challenge

Hi Everyone,

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

Thank you to everyone who participated in our January Challenge!!!
The submissions are always so creative.
I love to see what all you talented people 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 gets 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 January Challenge??  
Well, without further ado the winner is:
Diane H(Submission # 154)
Congratulations to Diane H
You will have until February 8 (that's 1 week) to claim your prize 

Monthly Prize
One Reel (25 yards) of Ribbon

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 February 8th
Please put Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge Winner in the subject of your email.

TOP 3 WINNERS
(in no particular order)
1. Eva's Scraproom(Submission #34)
2.Sharon Gurnhill (Submission #87)
3. Gail L(Submission  #112)
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:

Diane W(Submission 69)
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 February Challenge Theme:

Anything Goes and include a HANDMADE BOW

This months code to use is CDB10



Here is some inspiration for you for our February 



Donna Maligno



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 one spool (25 yards) of ribbon
The February challenge closes on February 28  at 8:00 p.m. EST