Wednesday, February 10, 2016

"Congrats" - CDD daily post

Hello there!! Today is my turn to post on the Craftin Desert Divas' BLOG and I have a special card to share with you.  I have a friend who recently adopted a daughter from Eastern Europe and I wanted to send her a small gift and I created this card to go with the gift.  

I created my background first using 4 different distress inks.  After I blended them I spritzed with water, dabbed with a paper towel and then dried with my heat tool.  Then I die cut my paper with one of the "Fancy Frame Dies".   Next I cut out the balloon for the shaker portion of my card using the "Party Dies".  Finally I cut out the grass using the "Outdoor Landscape Dies".  I also cut the bottom of the grass with the same frame I used for my background rectangle so that it would have the same stitched line along the bottom.  After I got this put together I then assembled my shaker layer using the "Heartbraker Sequins".  

Finally, I cut the cute little giraffe out using the "So Long SVG" file and my Silhouette.  Then I stamped her with the "So Long" mini stamp set and colored her in with alcohol markers.  Finally I scattered a few miscellaneous CDD sequins on the front of my card.  I decided to just hand draw my balloon string and ribbon.  Thanks for stopping by today!!  



Sunday, February 7, 2016

U+I=chemistry - PPPR dt

Happy Monday my crafty friends!!  Today is my turn to post over on the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' BLOG and I have a card to share with you that I made to give my hubby for Valentine's Day.

I used the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' "Science of Love" cutting files for the image on my card.  I didn't have a sentiment stamp that worked with what I had in my mind so I used two scrabble type stickers and then hand wrote the rest.  It is hard to see in the picture but I used some Wink of Stella to add a bit of glitter to all of my hearts.  

Just a heads up - this weekend is this month's Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' design team blog hop.  I hope you will be able to hop along, the theme this time is "Gettin' Crafty".

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

CDD Linky Party - "Hearts"

Hello friends! The theme for this Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas is "Hearts"! We would love to see all of your projects that fit this theme! So go ahead and craft it and link it up on the Craftin Desert Diva's Blog.

Every other Monday will mark the beginning of a new semi-weekly Linky Party over 
at the CDD blog. We hope you will share your projects with us! And don't forget 
about  the prizes! Every Linky Party will have a winner and a Top 3! 
The more times you link up...the more chances you have to win!!

Our Sponsors for this Linky Party are:

One 4"x 6" stamp set
One Digi Stamp of choice

$25 Gift Card (Regular Priced Items)

Here is what I made..

I went with a more simple card, no coloring this time but used several of the Craftin Desert Divas' die sets to create my card.  For both of my card layers I used the "Fancy Frame Dies".  This is probably, without a doubt, my most frequent choice of die sets to use on my cards - they work for so many types of cards and add that little bit of extra with the stitching.  Next up I used the "Party Dies" to create my balloon bouquet.  I cut all of the hearts along with the bow from that die set.  This is another fabulous die set to own with so many fun ways to play with all of the dies that come in this set.  Finally, to create my sentiment I used two different stamp sets - "Tons" mini stamp set for the first part of the phrase and "Farmer's Market" stamp set for the last part of the phrase.  My background paper is from the Doodlebug 6x6 "Sweet Things" paper pad which is also available in the CDD shop HERE.

Here again are the products I used to create my card -


Thanks for stopping by today!!  I can't wait to see your creation(s)!!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Roller Skating Layout - PPPR dt

Happy Monday!! Today is my turn to post over on the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' BLOG and  I have a scrapbook layout to share with you.  I was inspired by my design teammate "Nanne" to use print and cut on some of my layout to help it go together faster and to be able to add more layers to it.  This is what I came up with -

My photograph is of my husband and I at the local roller skating rink so I tried to pull in as many elements as I could that reminded me of things I would see or do at the roller skating rink.  Here are some closeups - 

Most of my cuts are print and cut except for the star which I cut out with colored cardstock.  I did do the layers for the tickets but used the print and cut feature to do them.  Here are the PPPR files I used to create my layout -

"Vintage Arcade Game" cutting files
"80s Child" cutting files (roller skate)
"Fair Fun" cutting files (tickets)
"Fair Food" cutting files (snocone and cotton candy)
"Movie Popcorn" cutting files
"Best Buddies" cutting files (star)
"Layered Label 3" cutting files (photo mat)

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

CDD January Stamp and Die Release Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to the CDD January Stamp & Die Release Blog Hop. 
All stamps & Dies are in the CDD Shop and now available for purchase HERE.

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

for my first project I have a shaker card I created using the "Fancy Stitched Label Dies" for my opening and tag for my sentiment, and the "Sweet Wishes" stamp set and coordinating SVG file for my image and sentiments.

I filled the inside of my card with both the "Coral Heart Sequins" and the "Pink Heart Sequins".

For my second project I created a tag using the "Fancy Stitched Label Dies" for my tag base.  The cute little turtle is from the "Slow" mini stamp set.  I also used a few older products from CDD on this project -

"Party Dies" - balloons
"Totally Turtle" - sentiment
"Across the Borders" - background stars (stamped with Versamark ink)
I also used a variety of sequins from several CDD sequin sets to finish off my tag.

Here are the specials for this release:

**ALL SEQUIN MIXES will be on SALE for $1.00 EACH!! 

**FREE SHIPPING on all orders placed, no code necessary!!
Enjoy this special for in stock items only thru 1/31 at 10pm MST
All Stamps and Dies are made in the USA.
**We will be giving away $50 DIVA DOLLARS to one lucky winner to spend in the CDD shop. 
All you have to do is join us for our 2 day hop and leave a comment on each project. The more you comment the more chances you have to win!! Winner will be announced on Monday.

We hope you have enjoyed this release and will join us again tomorrow for more projects.

Your next stop is the super talented: Stephanie D.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

CDD January Release Sneak Peek Day 4

Today is Day 4 of the sneak peeks for the January release at Craftin Desert Divas.  We are doing the sneak peeks on our Facebook pages this month so you will want to head over to the Craftin Desert Divas Facebook page to begin the sneak peek lineup.
We have 3 stamp sets, 4 mini stamps, 6 new sequin mixes and 2 new die sets that will be available in the shop starting this Friday! Today we are showcasing "Sweet Kisses" stamp set and "Scent" mini stamp set.
I have created a card for today's sneak peek using the "Sweet Kisses"  stamp set. I created this shaker card using one of the new sequin sets - "Sweetness Sequin Mix".  

Now I just want to say I am not the "shaker card queen" like some of my design team sisters are.  It seems like every time I make one a mess up somewhere and somehow but in the end I am pretty happy with the result. 

Both the image and the sentiment are from the "Sweet Wishes" stamp set.

**Win it before you can buy it! Each Sneak Peek day we will give the featured stamp set away. There will be 1 winner for each stamp set showcased! Be sure and leave a comment and "Like" each Facebook fan page at every stop for more chances to win! Winners will be announced the following day.

Release specials:

ALL NEW SEQUINS are in the shop now and on SALE for $1.00 EACH!!! FREE SHIPPING on all orders placed 1/22-1/31, no code necessary!!! Enjoy this special for in stock items only thru 1/31 at 10pm MST. All stamps & Dies are made in the USA.

Join us this Friday & Saturday for our blog hop that will begin at the Craftin Desert Divas blog. We will be giving away $50 DIVA DOLLARS to one lucky winner to spend in the CDD shop. All you have do is join us for our 2 day hop and leave a comment on each project. The more you comment the more chances you have to win!! Winner will be announced on Monday.

Here is today's lineup -