Monday, June 27, 2016

Hello Friend ~ Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party

Hello friends! The theme for this Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas is "Red, White & Blue"! 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 started with a base that was die cut with Craftin Desert Divas Crazy Stitched Frame Dies. I wanted a window for my little girl to look out from so I created it with the CDD Mix It Dies. For some texture, I ran this frame through my Big Shot using a wood-grain embossing folder.


My sweet little girl is from CDD Happy Thoughts stamps as well as my sentiment. I colored her with Copic markers.


My card is finished off with a few die cut flowers included in the Crazy Stitched Frames Dies

I hope you will join in the fun and link up your "Red, White & Blue" 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!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Craftin Desert Divas June Release Showcase

Hi There!

As you may know by now Craftin Desert Divas did things in reverse with our release this month and we did the blog hop first. And, instead of sneak peeks we are showcasing the new stamps throughout this week. So, this is day 3!

Today the focus is on the new Greeting Word Dies and Tiny Sentiments Stamps.

I happening to LOVE these sets!! They work perfectly together and the Tiny Sentiments work great with the word dies: Wishful Thoughts.

Here is the card I made for today's featured products...


To create this card I first started with the outline image from the Botanical Layers stamp set. I heat embossed the images in white embossing powder and water colored them with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. I really love these pens! It's is so fun coloring with them!!

After the coloring dried I spayed my flowers with some Sparkle Spritz spray. I really wish the pictures picked up on that for you. It is quite pretty!

I cut out my flowers and added them to a frame that was cut with the Picture Frame Dies and the Mix It Up Dies. The frame was embossed with an old Cuttlebug embossing folder. 

For the layer underneath, I sponged on some Distress Inks: Spun Sugar, Squeezed Lemonade, and Tumbled Glass. I added some water droplets, then splattered it with some white and black ink.

I still wanted a softer look so I layered a piece of vellum on top.


I stacked a few of the Greeting Word Dies together and water colored it with my Zigs. I chose a sentiment from Tiny Sentiments and heat embossed it in black.

A few touches with a white gel pen and some Glossy Accents here and there and my card was complete!

There is a Facebook Inspiration Hop going on right now. If you would like a chance to with some Craftin Desert Divas store credit head on over to Facebook!

That's it for me today!

Have a good one!!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Awesome Birthday! ~ Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party

Hello friends! The theme for this Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas is "Masculine"! 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:
When I first started thinking about this theme I was struggling a bit. Masculine cards are harder for me to make than girly, cutsie type cards. I had something else in mind but ended up with something entirely different!

I used the new Crazy Stitched Frame Dies and paired it with the Picture Frame Dies. I used some older Doodlebug papers and this dictated my color scheme.

I colored up a few images from the Calling All Superheroes stamp set with Copic markers and added to the openings in my frame.

This little superhero is so cute!! I just love him!

I  added a sentiment from the same Calling All Superheroes set and completed with a die cut word from the new Greeting Word Dies. My card was complete when I added some Doodle Bug Designs Birthday Boy Sprinkles.

I hope you will join in the fun and link up your "Masculine" 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, June 10, 2016

Craftin Desert Divas June Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the CDD June Product Release Blog Hop. 
All stamps are in the CDD Shop and now available for purchase HERE.








We also offer SVG stamp outlines for .99 they work perfectly with your cutting machine. You must have a program that opens these files. This is a great alternative to coordinating dies and much less expensive.

New $1.00 sequins....







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



For my first card I used the new Crazy Stitched Frames. I love this new set of dies!. The stitching is fabulous!! I had been dying to use the Across the Border stamps to create streamers after Jan, my fellow design team sister, used the stamp in a similar way. 

I curved the stamp in different direction and masked where needed. I colored it all in with Copic markers. The balloons are from CDD Party Dies. They were colored with Copic markers, as well. 




For my second card I used the new Greeting Word Dies and Tiny Sentiments stamps. 

I first cut my panel with CDD Picture Frame Die and inked it up with Distress Inks. I used Spun Sugar, Abandon Coral, Barn Door, and Aged Mahogany.

I, then, used the Heart of Heart Die to create a window for my shaker card. I filled the shaker with Peppermint Twist Sequins.


I cut the word Totally several times from the new Greeting Word Dies and stacked them for some dimension. The rest of my sentiment from the Tiny Sentiment stamps was heat embossed in white on a banner that was cut from the Flag Banner Dies.


Here you can see the dimension. 

The card was finished off with some Glossy Accents on several of the hearts. 

I hope you like what you see! I had a lot of fun with this release!


Here are the specials for this release:

**New sequins mixes will be on SALE for $1.00.

**FREE SHIPPING with minimum on orders placed.

Shipping minimum orders:

$10 USA use Code: 10SHIP

$15 International use Code: 15SHIP
 

Enjoy this special for in stock items only 6/10 thru 6/15 at 10pm MST
All Stamps and Dies are made in the USA.




Each day from 6/10 thru 6/15 one comment left on the projects 

will be chosen from random.com to receive a $15.00 CDD shop 

credit. So be sure to join us for our 2 day blog hop and then hop 

on over to the CDD Facebook page to join us for our Release 

Inspiration Hop. The CDD DT will feature more projects 

showcasing the new June release.


Your next stop is the super talented: Mayra

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Just A Note ~ CDD Inspiration

Happy Over the Hump Day! Today I am sharing this water colored note card over on the Craftin Desert Divas Blog.


I am definitely into the water color craze and can't seem to stop with all the water coloring! I used Distress markers for my color medium on this card and water colored this pretty image from CDD Home Sweet Home set. Once colored I cut it out and mounted it on fun foam and layered it on a scallop circle from the Stitched in Circles Dies.



The sentiment I chose is from the CDD Happy Thoughts set. I punched the sentiment out with a circle punch and layered it on a couple of tags from the CDD Mix It Up Dies

The card was finished off with a few dots from my gel pen and a little jute twine!

Thanks for joining me today.


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Monday, May 30, 2016

Just Bugcause Slider Card ~ Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party

Hello friends! The theme for this Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas is "Create A Scene"! 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:


I began building my scene but die cutting my background piece with CDD Fancy Frames Dies. The cloud background was created using a stencil I made from acetate that was die cut with CDD Stitched Scallop Dies. I used Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.
The bugs in my scene are from CDD Just Bugcause stamps. They were colored with Copic markers and die cut with the matching Just Bugcause Dies.
At this point I decided I wanted my butterfly to fly so I had to make a slider card!
I used the CDD Flag Banner Dies to created the opening. Now usually you would use a penny for your slider but this slider cost a little more and I ended up using a quarter because the penny was a little bit too small.
I attached my butterfly to my quarter with 2 thicknesses of foam tape.


To finish my card I added some grass from CDD Outdoor Landscape Dies and stamped my sentiment.

I hope you will join in the fun and link up your "Create A Scene" 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 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.