Saturday, November 28, 2015

The Magic of Christmas Blog Hop - DCWV and SVG Attic

Welcome to the SVG Attic-DCWV The Magic of Christmas blog hop! We are so excited to have you join us today!

At each stop of the hop we hope you will be inspired by the creativity of the design teams of SVG Attic and DCWV. You are sure to find many wonderful projects that will be at the top of your Christmas crafting lists!

I'm the first designer on the hop, so if you just happened across this post, please head to the SVG Attic blog to start at the beginning.

To me, the Magic of Christmas is found in the time I spend with loved ones. The get-togethers are my favorite part of the holidays, and what better way to make some funny, magical memories than with a Christmas photo booth?

Her little elf ears look a little like piggy ears here, but Addie adored playing with the elf props!

Addie didn't want Mama to take this picture by herself ;). The SVG Winter Fun Photo Props were the perfect accessories for my photo booth set-up! I especially love the Santa, Mrs. Santa, and the elf. So cute!

I created my backdrop with DCWV's Handpainted Holiday stack and cut the photo booth props from DCWV cardstock. I embellished the photo props with DCWV's adhesive bling sheets.

Now how about some blog hop prizes??

2 Christmas paper stacks from DCWV

$20 Gift Certificate to SVG Attic

1 Christmas paper stack from DCWV

What do you need to do to be eligible for these amazing prizes?
1. Become a follower and/or email subscriber of each blog in the hop.
2. Leave some comment love at each stop. You can do so until midnight on Sunday, November 29th to be eligible for the prizes.
3. If you do both of the above, check back at the SVG Attic blog and/or the DCWV blog for the winners on Tuesday, December 1st.

We would also love it if you would stop by the SVG Attic and DCWV Facebook pages and give us a "Like"!

Here is the complete blog hop lineup:
Tessa (you are here)
Beth (go here next)

I hope you have enjoyed this stop on our hop! Be sure to head on over to the other stops for more Christmas inspiration. Comment and become a follower to be eligible for the prizes!

SVG Attic currently has all of their files on SALE for Black Friday/Cyber Monday! Stop by their website at to purchase their SVG files at amazing prices.  Also, DCWV papers are on sale at Michael's and JoAnn stores right now, so stock up so you can create all of the fun things you saw today!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Christmas Inspiration Board - DCWV and May Arts

Hello, hello! If this is your first time here, welcome! If you've visited before, welcome back! I'm excited to share with you my project for the DCWV and May Arts blog hop this week :).

I played with the Merry Memories stack by DCWV, as well as oodles of luscious ribbon from May Arts. I was going to make a garland, but I decided that all of the pretty tags I was making would make a great inspiration board.

I stretched two ribbons across chicken wire, then attached my tags with bullnose clips and binder clips. To embellish the various tags (cut from patterned paper and vellum from other DCWV stacks), I simply stapled bits of my favorite ribbons. I LOVE the texture ribbon adds, especially the silky gray ribbon and the mini pom pom trims!

I plan to leave this at my gift wrap station throughout the holidays. It will be easy to pull a tag off the chicken wire and add it to a gift bag or wrapped box.

I hope you enjoyed all the DCWV & May Arts projects this week! Be sure to visit the DCWV and May Arts blogs for more inspiration :). Have a fantastic weekend! Tessa

Monday, November 2, 2015

Love Today - Pink Paislee + Video

Hello, November! My first project share this month is on the Pink Paislee blog today. Using the Memorandum collection, I put together this layout, as well as a process video.

This is a personal blog. All editorial content and projects are intellectual property of Precocious Paper. I do receive financial compensation and products from American Crafts to develop certain blog posts, but all of the ideas and opinions are my own.

I loved bringing the collection's bright colors together. You know my favorite color palette is red, yellow and aqua, so I had a lot of fun making this.

You can see the video on my YouTube channel here.

On a side note, if you'd like to follow along with my Attitude of Gratitude project this year, I'm using mainly Instagram to document my daily thoughts and you can find me on IG here. I love this format because it combines pictures and words, which is great for my Grateful Memorydex Spinner.

I'll share how my family is contributing to the spinner soon, and I'll follow up with a video of the completed project in December. I'm going to be posting weekly round-ups of my photos and thoughts here on the blog. I'll be sharing as I go on Facebook, too.

Do you love November as much as I do? Thanks for stopping by today! Tessa