Friday, May 20, 2016

I Sea It's Your Birthday ~ Craftin Desert Divas Daily Post

Hi there! Today is my day to share over on the Craftin Desert Divas Blog.

I am sharing a little Under the Sea inspiration.

I love how many of the Craftin Desert Divas products work together!

Today my card features 3 different CDD stamp sets. 

Have a look:


Isn't this fun!

I knew I wanted to make a shaker card and at first I had envisioned putting all of my images inside. As you can see, I changed my mind as all of the elements came together. 

I started by inking up a cardstock panel with Distress ink. To create my sea I used Distress Ink in the following colors starting at the bottom: Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, and Cracked Pistachio. I sprinkled some water droplets here and there to make it look even more like the ocean. Once I was happy with how it looked I used the Fancy Frame Dies to give my panel a pretty edge.

Using my Fuse tool I created a pocket and slipped that panel inside.


To the front I added images from CDD Magical Wishes stamps, Under the Sea stamps, and Enchanted Tales. These were all colored with Copic markers. The sand was die cut with CDD Outdoor Landscape Dies and attached to the bottom.

I heat embossed my sentiment and wrapped it around the card front. I was so glad I had some blue vellum! 


To complete my card I added some Skyfall Sequins to my pocket and tied some Baker's Twine to the top of the card.

Thank you for joining me today!

You can find daily inspiration on the Craftin Desert Divas Blog.


















Monday, May 16, 2016

Sweet Birthday Wishes ~ CDD Linky Party

Hello friends! The theme for this Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas is "Foodie"! 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
This is what I created:


For my card, I started by stamping the cake from the CDD Sweet Kisses stamp set in Versamark ink and heat embossed it in white embossing powder. Once cooled, I used Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers, Squeezed Lemonade, and Festive Berries to water color the background. This panel was then cut with the CDD Fancy Frame Dies. I added a layer of vellum on top of my panel to tone down the color a bit. Before layering it, I added my sentiments from CDD Wishful Thoughts stamps and the "sweet'" sentiment from CDD Baked with Love set. This was stamped in Onyx Black Versa Fine ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.


I stamped the cute mouse image from the Sweet Kisses stamps and water colored her with the same Distress Inks that I colored my panel. I, then, cut the image out with a dies from the Pocket Pieced Hi Dies from Craftin Desert Divas.

I've been on a water color kick for a while and have really been enjoying it so there may be more to come in the future!!

I hope you will join in the fun and link up your "Foodie" project! I can't wait to see what you create! You can link up your creation on the CDD Blog!

Until next time...

Happy Crafting!!


Friday, May 13, 2016

Craftin Desert Divas May Reveal Blog Hop

Welcome to the Craftin Desert Divas May Release Blog Hop!

To celebrate the new release, Craftin Desert Divas is picking 3 winners to win their choice of stamp set! Winners will be chosen at random from the comments in the blog hop. 
You have up to 4 chances to qualify to win!

  1. Leave a comment on this blog post
  2. Like/share CDD on Facebook: Craftin Desert Divas
  3. Join us in the CDD Gallery: Craftin Desert Divas Gallery
  4. Follow CDD on Instagram: Craftin Desert Divas IG



Each action qualifies for one entry, max 4 entries per hopper please! Winners will be announced on Monday on the CDD Blog.


Now let's get on with the CDD release hop with our amazing designers!



All stamps are in the CDD Shop and now available for purchase HERE.





Comet


Honeycomb

Skyfall



We also have a special priced May Release Bundle that's only available for this weekend only.

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



I used the new Prickly stamps and the new Comet Sequins to make a shaker card. I inked up my card panel with Distress Ink that matched my sequins. I really love this color combo and may be using it in the future. The panel was cut with the CDD Fancy Frame Dies and a window was cut with CDD Fancy Stitched Label Dies. I made a pocket for the sequins using my Fuse tool.


My cactus was colored with Copic markers. Isn't he cute!! Inked up some more cardstock and cut it with the new Flag Banner Dies. To this I added a sentiment from CDD Simply Moovelous stamps by making off part. I heat embossed it with white embossing powder. With that my card was finished!

Here are the specials for this release:

1 FREE 3x4 stamp and 1 bag of sequins for orders that are $50 or more
 before taxes & shipping. 
Offer is only good 5/13 thru 5/15 10pm MST. 
Freebies will automatically be added to your order, no special request please.

  New SEQUIN MIXES will be on SALE for $1.00 each!!!

From 5/16 - 5/23 every order will get two bags of sequins. They will automatically be added to your order, no special request please. 

 Enjoy these specials for in stock items only starting 5/13 thru 5/23 at 10pm MST. 
All stamps & Dies are made in the USA.

SVG FREEBIE 
Mindy has designed and used this adorable SVG claw machine spaceship to make her project today and we've added it to the CDD Shop for free during the 2 day hop.

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

Your next stop is the super talented: Mindy


Line up:
Friday

CDD- http://www.craftindesertdivasblog.com/
Diane- http://dmjaquay.blogspot.com/
Jeanin- http://some-bits-and-pieces.blogspot.de/
Jan- http://handcrafthobby.blogspot.com/
Elodie- http://scrapydoo.canalblog.com/
Patricia- http://preybueno.blogspot.com.es/
Mayra- http://mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com/
Lisa M.- http://thecraftingcave.blogspot.com/
Saundra- http://luvscrappingtogether.blogspot.com/
Mindy- http://mindybeverlyartstudio.blogspot.com/

Saturday

CDD- http://www.craftindesertdivasblog.com/ 
Linda- http://scraphappylin.blogspot.com/
Lisa B.- http://our2angelsinheaven.blogspot.com/
Nanne- http://nannes-creations.blogspot.com/
Steph- http://stephanie-scraps.blogspot.com/
Laurie- http://itsallcutanddie.blogspot.ca/
Leah- http://leahschaeffer.blogspot.com/
Nicole- http://teachdanz.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Reach for the Stars ~ Craftin Desert Divas May Sneak Peek

Hello friends! Today I am sharing a sneak peek of the new stamps and dies from Craftin Desert Divas.

There is a Facebook Hop happening right now and if you participate you have a chance of winning today's featured stamps! You can join us by clicking HERE.

This card was a lot of fun for me to create. I have been playing with my Zig Clean Color Brush pens a bit more lately and I really am enjoying water coloring with them!


I began by creating a background for my images. I got inky but it was a lot of fun. I used Distress Inks in the following order beginning from the bottom: Walnut Stain, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Scattered Straw, and Broken China. After I was happy with the blending I sprinkled it with a few droplets of water. The panel was then die cut with CDD Fancy Frame Dies



I water colored my images with my Zig pens and used a white gel pen to add some detail. These images are from the new CDD Prickly stamps


My sentiment is from the new CDD This and That stamps. I added my sentiment to one of the new CDD Flag Banner Dies. The Misti makes placement so easy. As you can see I inked the banner with Distress Ink to match my background.

These new stamps and dies will be available Friday in the Craftin Desert Divas Shop.

I hope you will join us for the May Release Blog Hop. It is a 2 day hop that begins Friday, May 14th. The design team has been creating some fabulous projects with this release and we can't wait to share them with you. You won't want to miss out on prizes either so, please join us!

Have a great day, my friends!!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Step Into My Garden ~ Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party

Hello friends! The theme for this Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas is "Shake It Up"! 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
This is what I created:

For this card I got out my Zig Clean Color Brush pens and did some water coloring.

I used Craftin Desert Divas Busy Bees and Home Sweet Home stamps. With some masking and layering I created the scene I wanted. Once everything was colored I cut my panel with Craftin Desert Divas Fancy Frame Dies.


For a finishing touch I colored in the flowers centers with some Clear Wink of Stella and topped it off with some Glossy Accents.

I hope you will join in the fun and link up your "In the Garden" project! I can't wait to see what you create!

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Sending Get Well Wishes ~ with Craftin Desert Divas

Happy Friday, Everyone! Today I am sharing a little Craftin Desert Divas inspiration on the Craftin Desert Diva Blog.

The last release was filled with beautiful flowers and I wanted to make one more project using them.


I colored the beautiful flowers from CDD Flowers In Bloom stamps with Copic markers. I did a lot of masking to get them arranged how I wanted them. I stamped a few extra and popped them up with some foam tape.

I added these to my background that had been cut with CDD Fancy Frames Dies. I used a piece of corrugated kraft paper and splattered it with some Mister Huey's Color Mist.


My sentiment is from CDD Wishful Thoughts stamps and stamped on vellum. This is a fabulous set of sentiments! I added a few enamel dots to finish off the card.

I hope I gave you a few ideas and inspired to create with your CDD products.

Thanks for joining me today!

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Big Birthday Hugs ~ CDD Linky Party

Hello friends! The theme for this Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas is "Shake It Up"! 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
This is what I created:

Shaker cards are so fun!! I chose some Doodle Bug Design paper and everything came together from there. I used Craftin Desert Divas Banner Dies and Stitched in Circles dies to create this shaker.


The shaker was filled with CDD Trick or Treat Sequins. The colors matched perfectly with this paper.



I colored an image from CDD Monster Mania using Copic markers. A little Glossy Accents was added to his eyes and Clear wink of Stella to his spots.


Lastly I used the new Wishful Thoughts Word Dies and a sentiment from CDD Bring on the Cake stamps and my card was complete.

I hope you will join in the fun and link up your "Shake It Up" project! I can't wait to see what you create!

Products used: