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Friday, March 28, 2014

Guest Designer - Monica Edwards Easter Love

Hi everyone Simply Monica here sharing my 1st official project for Craft-Dee BowZ as their March Guest Designer.  I would like to say thanks so much to Donna And Barbara for having me they are and absolutely wonder team of ladies to work with!

Now onto to my project: I designed this card perfect for Easter

I used a gorgeous multi-bow using the fantastic Craft-Dee Bowz tool.  I love love making bows, but I will be honest and say I tend to shy away from them because I can never seem to make it look right it always seems whopside (if that is a word) like bunniy ears.. lol but this tool made bow making and absolute breeze...
 Finished it off with this lovely flower arrangement and look a my perfect bow lol yes I am super excited about my bow and this tool is a must!
I hope everyone enjoyed my 1st post as a GDT for Craft-Dee Bowz!!
Thanks for stopping by...

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: Recollections; Patterned Paper: DCWV; Sticker: Momenta; Stamp: Sweetstamps; Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; Pens: Copics: Dies: Spellbinders: Other Ribbon (Craft-Dee BowZ); Other: Tool Craft-Dee BowZ

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Spring Flings and Easter Things with Dana Tatar

Hi Craft-Dee BowZ fans! Dana Tatar here today sharing an Easter themed card. I chose a beautiful cardstock sticker for the focal point of my card. I embellished the sticker with a flower and added some pearl accents with a pearl pen. I die-cut a scallop edge mat for the sticker and the topped that with a beautiful double-loop bow that I tied with my Craft-Dee BowZ Tool.

I topped my bow with a bunny charm. The green die-cut that I placed under the sticker was lined in black. I mimicked that design element on the yellow cardstock to tie the design together.

There is still time to enter the March challenge! Click here for all the details.

Thanks for stopping in today and have a great week!

Supplies: Cardstock: Recollections; Patterned Paper: Moxxie; Cardstock Sticker: Moxxie; Scallop Circle Die: Lifestyle Crafts; Flower: Prima; Bunny Charm: Trinket Track; Pearl Pen: Viva; Marker: Sharpie; Other: Ribbon

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Guest Designer Heidi Blankenship - Easter Blessings Card

Hello everyone!  Heidi, here today and I am so excited and honored to be the Guest Designer for 
Craft-Dee BowZ for the month of March!  
I was thrilled when I received the email from Donna!  I am having a lot of fun creating beautiful bows with the Craft-Dee BowZ tool.  I love that the dowels are metal and everything is self-contained.  I also love being able to create a wonderful variety of different size bows.  

Here is a look at the card I designed.  I stamped the image from JustRite Papercraft on to simply smooth white cardstock using Rich Cocoa ink and then I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers.  To create the die cuts I used Elegant Ovals from Spellbinders.  The metallic background was embossed using one of the M-bossabilities folders from Spellbinders.  The base of the card is a light yellow layered with a celery green mat.  I adhered the two top layers together and then I added some celery and cream silk ribbon.  Next I layered the die cuts using 3D Foam Squares and applied them to the card.  I used the Craft-Dee BowZ tool to create the beautiful little bow.  I love bows with lots of loops so I followed the Multiple Loops-Figure Eight Method for creating the bow.  

Here is a close up of the bow.  The Craft-Dee BowZ tool is so easy to use and I love using it with silk ribbon.  Sometimes when I am trying to make a bow with just my hands the silk ribbon is so silky smooth and it slips right through my fingers but when I'm using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool I don't have to worry about that at all!  Love it!

To finish off the card I added a little sparkle using the 
Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen and a few pearls.  

Thank you so much for joining me today! Also a Huge Thank You to Donna and Barbara for asking me to be a Guest Designer!!

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Hugs & Smiles,

Craft-Dee BowZ
Stamps:  JustRite Papercraft® CR-03660 Easter Blessings
Paper:  Simply Smooth White, Light Yellow, Celery, Pearl Metallic
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa
Dies:  Spellbinder Paper Arts® S4-425 Elegant Ovals, E3D-015 Tiger Lilies M-Bossabilities Folder
Markers:  Spectrum Noir™ LY1, LG1, LG2, LG3, IB1, CR1, Blender; Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen
Ribbon:  The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store-Celery 1.25'' Silk, Ivory 1/4'' Silk
Accessories:  Pearls; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips-Refillable Dispenser

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A Vintage Style Easter

Hello everyone~  Today I'm sharing a project made for Craft Dee BowZ.  This is the company that makes the compact little bow tying tool I use nearly every day!  I found a delightful, vintage image on line and designed this card around it...

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Layers of distressed papers, stitching, ribbon, a flower, antique trim, stained cheescloth, pearls, a feather, a die cut wreath….all favorite things, went into this card...

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A length of ribbon runs along the bottom edge and is topped with some antique trim.  The corner sports a multi-looped bow and a chiffon flower...

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This corner shows off some of the papery layers, a white feather tucked in between and a piece of spring fern peeking out from under the cheesecloth.  Some pearls add some shine and light...

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A delicate branching wreath, cut from patterned paper was also tucked into the layers...

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For this charming image, I used some treasured silk buttonhole twist to stitch a border.  It is thicker than sewing thread and has the most wonderful sheen.
Here is the image for your own enjoyment.  I have searched the internet and not found any copyright restrictions on it's use...

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With spring just a few days away, it is my hope you are feeling some warmth from the sun and seeing the stirrings in the trees and creatures around us...
I will be entering this card into these challenges;
Sending you ((hugs)) and blessings,

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Vintage Tag

Hi everyone.  It's so seldom I get to post on my own blog these days.  But we had a slight gap due to one of our designers having to step down.  This works out quite well since I have to get a link ready for My Creative Classroom for their upcoming blog about Tags.  You might want to check it out!

Anyway, I seem to be drifting toward vintage and shabby chic lately and this particular tag was made specifically for my rep show coming up the end of this month for a Make & Take and a show I'll be doing in Syracuse, NY the end of May.  The tag combines some of the supplies/tools that are nearest and dearest to my heart - dies and Graphic45 papers.  It doesn't get any better than that!

So here's my project:

Hope this inspires you to use your Craft-Dee BowZ tool for even small, simple projects like this.  I used a sheer organza ribbon for the bow and some 1/4" satin for the hanger.  

Have a Bow-Ti-Ful day!


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Easter Blessings

Hi everyone,
It's Barbara with my post for Craft-Dee BowZ for March. This month the theme for the design team is Easter.  I want to share with you the Easter card I made. The bow I added was made using my trusty Craft-Dee BowZ tool.

Let's take a closer look at my bow. I made a double loop bow, easy peasy with the Craft-Dee BowZ tool. This ribbon has wired edges and that's really my favorite type.  I love the mint green ombre color on this ribbon, hope you do too.

My Craft-Dee BowZ tool is my go to tool for all my bows. Easy to use and stores easy and always at my finger tips. The best thing is the fact the that it lets you make different sizes and types of bows.

The March challenge is in full swing. Click here to check it out and enter one of your projects.

Thanks for stopping in today. Have a great week.


Sunday, March 2, 2014

Kim Bell Inspirational Card

Hi, Everyone! 
Happy Tuesday. Well today is my last post for Craft-Dee-Bowz . I will miss these ladies so much! I learned so much from them. These ladies are so talented. Well for today I designed a card for my boss's birthday!  I have to tell you it such an AMAZING pleasure to work with a sweet boss, well actually I have 4 bosses as well they are all terrific. This digital flower image is from Ink Stamp. I just love coloring flowers. I seem to only do it for special occasions. Anyway I hope I inspired you. Be Blessed till next time.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

March Challenge

Hi Everyone,

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

Thank you to everyone who participated in our February 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 February Challenge??  
Well, without further ado the winner is:
Shea Marshall (Submission #44)
Congratulations to Shea
You will have until March 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 by February 8th
Please put Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge Winner in the subject of your email.

(in no particular order)
1. ScrappEllen(Submission #125)
2.Kevin (Submission #134)
3. Rajni Chawla (Submission  #140)
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 
going to none other than:

Mimi (Submission 166)
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 March Challenge Theme:

Anything Goes and include a HANDMADE BOW

This months code to use is CDB11

Here is some inspiration for you for our 

March Challenge

Dana Tatar

Rebecca Deeprose

Vicki Robertson

Barbara Bruder

The link to the 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 one spool (25 yards) of ribbon
The March challenge closes on March 31 31 at 8:00 p.m. EST