Saturday, April 18, 2015

PPPR "Go Green" blog hop

Welcome to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' "Go Green" blog hop!!  You should have arrived at my blog after visiting the lovely Nanne.



 There is a special freebie file available for free only today and tomorrow (after that it can be purchased in the PPPR store).  The link to the freebie is on Lisa's blog.



Today's blog hop theme is "Go Green" and the design team will be sharing nature and conservation themed projects using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files.  For my project, I created a couple of posters to use at our soccer team fundraisers.  At least once a summer we are asked to do parking for a concert event and we often will sell water and soda at this event too.  We like to collect any empty bottles or cans because we can turn them in and collect money from them.  So, my signs will come in handy for the collection part of the event -







I do apologize for the poor quality of these pictures.  I tried shooting from so many different angles and in different places but it was tricky.  I also decided to laminate my recycle bins so that the posters would hold up longer and could be used more often.  To create my posters, I used the following files from the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' Store -


***There is blog candy for our hop today*** -


To be eligible for the blog candy, please be a follower of each of the blogs on our hop today as well as leave a comment on each visit too.  You can get extra chances to win the candy by "liking" the PPPR facebook page and/or subscribing to the PPPR Newsletter.

Today also begins a new challenge with Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons -



For more details on the rules of the challenge as well as to link up your entry, please go HERE.  One lucky entry will be randomly selected to win a $20 gift certificate to the PPPR store.  

I am the last stop on our hop.  Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have a great weekend!!


Friday, April 17, 2015

CDD April Stamp Release Blog Hop Day 1



Welcome to the CDD April Stamp Release Blog Hop.  All stamps are in the CDD Shop and now available for purchase.




***Just Bugcause stamps will have no SVG outlines.**

You may purchase stamps HERE

Friday Just Bugcause bundle special...


$29.99 

Instock only. Ends 4/17 9pm MST.

Most stamps have an SVG outline that is free to you. Please check in the CDD Shop under the SVG files category BEFORE you purchase to see if one is available. The SVG outlines makes it so easy. You just cut out the image with your machine and then stamp on it.  The SVG file will be in the CDD Gallery under the file tab and available for you to download.


Here are the release specials for you:

1. Use Code: April to receive 10% off your entire order. Sale starts on 4/17 and ends 4/26 10pm MST.
2. Purchase 4 bags of sequins and get 1 free! Just put a note in the order comments with what sequin you would like as your free one and it will be added in. Ends 4/26 10pm MST.


Here's what I've created for you today...


I created this card with the "Just Bugcause" stamp set AND die set.  I colored with my Spectrum Noir markers and used a canning jar file from the Silhouette store.

For this card I used a cute Miss Kate Cuttables file for my chick and umbrella and created an easel card.  The sentiment I chose is larger and makes a great focal point for my easel card.
There is a link to this free SVG pattern somewhere in today's hop lineup.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

CDD April Stamp Release - Day 4 Sneak Peek



Today is Day 4 of the sneak peeks for the April stamp release at Craftin Desert Divas. We have 4 new stamp sets and 1 die set.

 These images and sentiments come with a SVG outline that is FREE to you. They are in the CDD Gallery on Facebook under the files tab.
Here are the release specials for you:
1. Use Code: April to receive 10% off your entire order. Sale starts on 4/17 and ends 4/26 10pm MST.
2. Purchase 4 bags of sequins and get 1 free! Just put a note in the order comments with what sequin you would like as your free one and it will be added in. Ends 4/26 10pm MST.
3. Just Bug-Cause stamp and die combo set will be at a special price Friday ONLY!! Both stamp and die will be in stock on Friday and this price is for what's in stock only.  Ends 4/17 9pm MST.
Each day, there will be a new FREE SVG pattern.  You can email craftindesertdivas@gmail.com to request it. You must comment and follow each blog in order to get the free file. Join us this Friday & Saturday for our hop and more free files!!


Today we are showcasing the "Rain or Shine" stamp set.

Here's my project I've created for you...

The cute duck and umbrella are both images from this stamp set along with the sentiment I used.  I used my spectrum noir markers to color the images and then added some white polka dots to my umbrella with my gel pen.  I put a coat of glossy accents on top of the rain boots.  The flower, ribbon, enamel dots and paper were from my "stash".



Be sure to join us tomorrow for Day 1 of the CDD April Stamp Release Blog Hop.

Here's today's free pattern:


Email craftindesertdivas@gmail dot com to get your pattern.
Be sure to comment and follow each blog in order to get the freebie pattern.

CDD stamps are..
 4x6 stamps
 Stamps & Dies are made in the USA
Stamps & dies will be available to order on Friday.

We hope you will stop by the Craftin Desert Divas Shop and the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery Facebook group. We would love for you to join us and share your creations with us using Craftin Desert Divas' stamps. In this group, we show previews first, have giveaways and much more!

Thank you so much for joining us today.  I hope you will visit the CDD blog tomorrow for more sneak peeks.

Monday, April 13, 2015

CDD April Stamp Release - Day 1



Today is Day 1 of the sneak peeks for the April stamp release at Craftin Desert Divas. We have 4 new stamp sets and 1 die set.

 These images and sentiments come with a SVG outline that is FREE to you. They are in the CDD Gallery on Facebook under the files tab.
Here are the release specials for you:
1. Use Code: April to receive 10% off your entire order. Sale starts on 4/17 and ends 4/26 10pm MST.
2. Purchase 4 bags of sequins and get 1 free! Just put a note in the order comments with what sequin you would like as your free one and it will be added in. Ends 4/26 10pm MST.
3. Just Bug-Cause stamp and die combo set will be at a special price Friday ONLY!! Both stamp and die will be in stock on Friday and this price is for what's in stock only.  Ends 4/17 9pm MST.
Each day, there will be a new FREE SVG pattern.  You can email craftindesertdivas@gmail.com to request it. You must comment and follow each blog in order to get the free file. Join us this Friday & Saturday for our hop and more free files!!


Today we are showcasing the "Just Bugcause" stamps and dies.

Here's my project I've created for you...

 I stamped and cut the cute bumble bee with the coordinating die and colored him in with my Spectrum Noir markers.  There is a bit of "wink of stella" pen on his wings but hard to see in the pictures.  I stamped the bee's pathway and popped the bees on foam tape.  I used my apron lace border punch along with some cute paper from Recollections to make my border strip.  The clouds are a Lori Whitlock file from the silhouette store and the sequins were in my stash -


on the inside of the card I stamped this (also from the Just Bugcause stamp set)  -


Here is a closeup of a couple of those cute bees -



Be sure to join us tomorrow for another great new stamp set.

Here's today's free pattern:


Email craftindesertdivas@gmail dot com to get your pattern.

Be sure to comment and follow each blog in order to get the freebie pattern.

CDD stamps are..
 4x6 stamps
 Stamps & Dies are made in the USA
Stamps & dies will be available to order on Friday.

We hope you will stop by the Craftin Desert Divas Shop and the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery Facebook group. We would love for you to join us and share your creations with us using Craftin Desert Divas' stamps. In this group, we show previews first, have giveaways and much more!

Thank you so much for joining us today.  I hope you will visit the CDD blog tomorrow for more sneak peeks.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

CDD Linky Party "Shaker Projects"

Time for a new linky party over at Craftin Desert Divas

This time the theme is "Shaker Project"




One lucky winner will get 3 packs of sequins from Craftin Desert Divas.


One lucky winner will get a $25.00 gift certificate for regular priced files from Too Cute by Jessica.


Here is my project for the linky party -


I used the CDD "Totally Turtle" stamp set to create my shaker card.  My sentiment, turtle, balloons as well as the heart shaped pieces of confetti are all from that stamp set.  I used the coordinating "Totally Turtle" svg set to cut out my images.


I also used the new CDD "Banner" dies for the shaker element of my card - I simply used both banner shapes and laid them down on my cardstock spacing them out as evenly as possible before cutting.  I did hand cut my acetate though by tracing the shape onto it.  I cut and glued several layers of my banner layer to create enough strength for my card.  I used 2 layers of foam tape to pop up my banner to create enough space for the sequins/confetti.  The very tiny heart shaped sequins I used are new to the CDD store - you can find them HERE.  I colored in all of my images using my Spectrum Noir markers.

Here are the products I used -


Don't forget to link up your "Shaker" projects - you can link up HERE.  

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Birthday to a Fungi - PPPR dt

Happy Monday!!    I hope you had a blessed Easter weekend! Today is my turn to post over on the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' BLOG and I have a fun masculine birthday card to share with you today.


For my card I used the following files from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons -
"Fungi" cutting files                 "Little Lamb" cutting files


This fun card was created for my daughter's fiancee's 20th birthday :-)  The sentiment was computer generated.  Thanks for stopping by today!!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Krazy For Kristi W Designs Co-Hop


Join me on my Facebook Fan Page for Day 2 of the co-hop between Marjorie Ann Designs and Craftin Desert Divas.  Lots of great inspiration, new products to share AND a couple of FREE svg files for you too :-)