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Monday, June 24, 2013

Mr. & Mrs.

So the theme this month for the DT is wedding and the colors are cream or white. What? Colors? Omg! I totally forgot about the colors because when I saw the pretty ribbon we had to work with, my mind automatically went Vintage.

But in looking at my finished card, I played by the "challenge" as I do have cream on my card. Whew! I used brown ribbon to which I laid lace over top of it and then made my triple loop bow using the Craft-Dee BowZ maker. I love how the lace stayed right on top of it during the entire process.

To make my card even more vintage looking, I sponged distress ink on all the pattern paper layers. The middle is chipboard covered in paper and then distressed. I stamped "Mr. & Mrs." in two different shades of brown ink on the oval covered chipboard. To finish off my card, I attached some "wedding" rings to the side of the covered chipboard.

Hope you enjoyed my card!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Wedding Layout

Hi, it's Patti and it's my time to share a wedding page. This is our daughter on her wedding day. I focused this black and white photo on the beautiful offwhite and burnt orange ribbons. I used my Craft-Dee Bowz tool and made a triple loop bow with the wide sheer ribbon, then made a single loop with the burnt orange and layered it on top and pinned it with a pretty stick pin!

Here is a close-up of the beautiful ribbon and the bow, also the lace border. You can see the little stick pin accent as well.

Here you see the beautiful strip that I embossed with the 12" embossing folder by Darice. I then inked it white and used lavendar and gold stickles along with gems and pearl accents.

Here you can see the beautiful Prima blooms and butterfly that matched perfectly with the ribbons. I was lucky and found some old Cosmo Cricket Love Letters paper in my stash!!! The colors were just right!
The journaling is rub-ons from Kaisercraft. I love the colors together and I think it shows well with the b/w photo. The Craft-Dee Bowz tool makes it easy to create gorgeous multi-loop bows and layer them if you want to!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you will create and play with your Craft-Dee Bowz tool, and if you don't have one, what are you waiting for?!?!?!?!!!!!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Wedding Anniversary Card with Guest Designer Dana Tatar

Hi Craft-Dee BowZ fans! Dana Tatar here with you today sharing my guest design project with you. June is the month for weddings and I'm celebrating my sister's wedding anniversary this month. I thought it would be fun to send her a card that featured one of my favorite photos from her wedding to remind her of her special day.

I added a vellum sentiment right to the photo, which is adhered to an embossed and sanded piece of whitewashed cardstock.

My card wasn't complete until I added a beautiful double loop bow created with my Craft-Dee BowZ Tool! I added a small die-cut flower and rhinstone button to the center of the bow for a touch of sparkle.

A big thanks to the Craft-Dee BowZ Team for inviting me to share my work this month! I'd also like to thank everyone who stopped by and left a comment on my blog during the hop last week! If you didn't win the Craft-Dee BowZ Tool prize, there is another chance to win this month by playing along with the June Challenge!  You can find all the details HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Month for Weddings!

Hello everyone! Brenda here, I hope your week is going well.

We really appreciated the blog hop turn out. We had fun and I hope you did too!

The Craft-Dee Bowz design team challenge for this month and the colors are white or cream.

I created a 6 x 6 double layout that can actually be used for an anniversary or wedding.

There are three Craft-Dee Bowz in this layout. Can you find them?

Did you find them? LOL!

Thank you all for stopping by today. Have a great fun filled day! Hugs Brenda

Saturday, June 8, 2013

June Blog Hop Winner

Hi Everyone,
Welcome back!!!
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner
(Do you ever wonder where these sayings get started?? LOL)

Time to announce the winner of the June 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 the design team on their fabulous projects.They really make such fabulous projects don't they!! Our next blog hop is scheduled for August 15 -16 and the theme is Back To School So save the date and plan on joining us for our next blog hop.

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

Kathy Vogel

(We pulled your name out of the hat!!)

Please contact Barbara at the email below by June 15
Please give me your name and mailing address so we can get you 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.  Also this month we have a guest designer, Dana Tatar, who will be posting here on Friday, June 15.
So stop in to see what she will be sharing.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Butterflies and Flowers Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog Hop. This time we are celebrating summer, so to speak, with a theme of Butterflies and Flowers. What a great theme and we have a great line up for you.

Since our Design Team is small,  just 4 designers,  it will be so easy and quick for you to visit each and every one of the designers' blogs to view their wonderful creations. We have a  special treat for you, we have a guest designer in our blog hop, Dana Tatar. Her blog is in the hop AND she will be posting here at Craft-Dee BowZ on June 14  as well. Make Dana feel welcome!!

Since our theme is Butterflies and Flowers you will be seeing that theme carried out in all of the designers projects. We hope that we are able to inspire  you and to give you some ideas for all your upcoming projects.Also we want to show you that the Craft-Dee BowZ tool can be used with other things besides ribbon. 

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.  The winner will be announced here on this blog on 
Saturday June 8. Be sure to check back here to see if you've won.

To claim your prize, you must notify us by email. You will have exactly one week to claim your prize, so don’t forget to check back on Saturday, June 8th to see if you are the winner!

Grab a drink of something and sit back and relax while you visit our talented designers blogs.Let's start over at the very talented Amber's blog  to view her newest project and please make sure to leave a comment.

Here are your blog hostesses 
Craft-Dee BowZ Blog (you are here now)

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

June is for Weddings

Hi Everyone,
It's Barbara and since it's Tuesday, it's time for a post from a DT member.

June is considered the month for weddings. So I thought I'd make a card and combine a dress fit for the bride accented with a multi-loop bow. I used white cs and cream cs for a little contrast. And brides always have pearls don't they?? I added a pearl border to the label shape behind the bridal dress. Behind that is a little netting reminding me of the veil. That bow was made using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool (of course) and I used a sheer ribbon. I tried my hand at making a decorative pin. Just another little added touch to this card.

By the way, Craft-Dee BowZ is hosting their monthly challenge so you will want to click here to check it out. A Craft-Dee BowZ tool is awarded to one submitter each month. You could be the prize winner.

Stop back on Thursday, for the Craft-Dee BowZ blog hop. The theme is Butterflies and Flowers and the design team has been busy with projects that will inspire you. And we have a guest designer joining the hop this time, Dana Tatar, and she does some cool things. Hope to see you at the hop.

Well that is it for now. See you Thursday.

Monday, June 3, 2013

For a rainy day

Well our trip home from the convention brought a wee bit of the wet stuff off and on, but it decided to continue today making for a glum Monday.  Monday's are bad enough, but when it's gloomy, I think I get a bit edgy.  So I put myself to good use in my craft room and created a card that was apropos of the weather.   I thought I'd pop it in here quickly before my Design Team takes over.

I happened to have an Dreamweaver umbrella stencil, so I sandwiched it properly and made it work like an embossing folder.  I love making my toys do double duty, can you tell? I then skimmed over it with Distress Tumbled Glass.  The umbrellas are a Memory Box die pop dotted onto the card.  I added a simple sentiment and a great big bow to complete the picture.

My mojo ran out after I did this card and I can't seem to get out of my own way!  Boy do I hope that changes soon!

Don't forget -- this is Blog Hop week starting at 10pm Wednesday through Friday.  Drop by and see what these talented gals have created!


Saturday, June 1, 2013

June Challenge

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to the June Challenge here at Craft-Dee BowZ, 

We are very excited with the huge response we had in May, our first challenge. 
Thank you to everyone who participated!!! 
Such creativity, it's truly amazing!!!

Every one of the submissions were so  beautiful and 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, is was really difficult, with all the talent out there.

Just to let you all know that the Winner and the Top 3 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 May Challenge??  Well, without further ado the winner is:
Claire  C
Congratulations, Claire C
You will have until June 15 (that's 2 weeks) to claim your prize 

Monthly Prize
The Craft-Dee BowZ tool

Please contact me at by June 15th to arrange for your prize to be sent and to receive a winners badge to display on your blog.

1. Stacy Chic
2. Tilly's Crafts
3. Margreet
(Right now the badges are still under construction. We are sorry they aren't ready yet. As soon as they are finalized we will email the winners their badges.Thanks for your patience and understanding)
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 June Challenge Theme:

Celebrate Summer and include a HANDMADE BOW
This months code to use is CDB02

Here is some inspiration for you for our June challenge.

The link to guidelines for playing are on the top tab.
If you have any questions please email me at
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, you will love it!!
The June challenge closes on June  30 at 8:00 p.m. ET