Wednesday, August 3, 2016

DT Decorate to Celebrate; WOYWW#374

I'm excited to announce that I'm now part of the DECORATE TO CELEBRATE Design Team.  The whole thing came about with some confusion on my part, but it all worked out.  If you follow my blog at all, you know that I love to make 3D items especially if there's a party involved.

This week's sponsor is Lilian from Stamp Prints . She will be giving away some digital stamps to one lucky winner for this challenge #16 so make sure you link your projects to the Decorate to Celebrate site.
Here's my project:

I used the Beary Cute digital stamp set from Stamp Prints.  I sized this cute bear to about 2".  I made a whole sheet of them for these cute straw tags.  I water colored the bears using my skin tone Tom Bow markers and a water brush.  Then I painted in the dresses with pink watercolor paint.  Once that dried, I made a mask for the bear leaving the dress area open.  I then stamped white acrylic paint with a bubblewrap stamp (Elements for Lila Grey).  On some of the dresses, I drew scalloped collars.  The rest of the tag is pretty easy to figure out.  I matted the sentiment (also included in the digi set) on black cardstock and then again on this gold print paper.  Attached a portion of a white doily to the back.  Added a clear button, gold ribbon scrap and white twine.  Easy Peasy! 
Kenny brought home about two dozen of these mason jars with the straw holes from work one day (someone was giving them away - WHAT?!).  I was so proud that he snagged them for me.  He almost never does that!  The gold striped straws were left over from the engagement party last month.
I made a dozen of these for my coworkers' baby shower this week.  It may be hard to tell, but these jars have chalkboard labels on them.  Again...who wouldn't want these??
Be sure to head over to the blog to check out other projects and link your own.  Challenge #15 deadline is August 16th at 11:59 (EST).

Digi Stamp:  Stamp Prints
Elements Stamp:  Lila Grey

I'm also posting this on the WOYWW site.  I stumbled across this site awhile back and I love the community and variety of crafters/artists that link there every Wednesday.  We get a peek in the work desk of people all over the world.  No contests...just friendship among each other.  I haven't been linking very long, but already found some favorites.  If you get a chance, go over to Stamping Ground which is where the linkage is.  Take a peek, leave some comments and be inspired.


  1. Well congrats Dorlene, hope you have fun making lots of lovely projects! As someone who uses one of these jar/mug things, I love your idea for it!

  2. Dorlene, CONGRATULATIONS! How wonderful is that! And oh my goodness, those are just about the cutest little party favors ever! I know your co-workers loved them!! You are brilliant! Hey, I need a "Kenny" looking out for me!! My hubby is oblivious! LOLOL Blessings for the rest of your week! Felicia #34

  3. Oh so pretty, now you have given me an idea for my mason jar with straw. BJ#9

  4. Kudos to Hubby! Maybe he's getting the hang of this thing LOL. Those turned out adorable and perfect for a shower. Congrats on the Design Team appointment. No time to join in the challenge this week but will check them out and bookmark them.

    So happy to hear you like our community. We always have room for more creative folks and smiling faces :-) Creative Blessings! Kelly #38

  5. Your straw tags are a really cute idea! Lea #43

  6. Super cute project and how exciting to score those awesome mason jars!! Wahoo!! Also, welcome to DTC DT team! I am excited to see your creations!
    Sherrie K

  7. Hi Dorlene, Loving your project.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #6

  8. Love your project there. Well done on DT. Thanks for sharing. Take care Zo xx 25

  9. What a great DH to bring the jars home and they have turned out beautifully. Such a cute bear image.
    sandra de @28

  10. This is so adorable!! I love how you decorated the straw!! The bear is so sweet!! Congrats on your new DT!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. OMG - that it the cutest. Would be fun as gifts to with a refreshing drink mix or something inside! Have a terrific Thursday (yes still getting around) donna #41

  12. So super cute. Love this. I can't believe someone didn't want those jars. Good job on your husbands part. Have a great week. LisaDV #23

  13. That is a super cute project, they are lucky to have you on the team :) Thanks for the earlier visit, ~Stacy #36

  14. I love this project - anyone would love those as a gift. Clever you!
    Hugs, LLJ 8 xxx


Thanks for visiting. I appreciate your comments. I love sharing my projects with you and hope to encourage you to create things on your own. Thanks again!