Monday, July 25, 2016

My Happy Planner Week of 7/25 - 7/31 ~ CDD Beach Linky Party

Hello friends! The theme for this Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas is "Beach"! 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 went with the beach theme and decorated my Happy Planner. I used several Craftin Desert Divas products to get the look I was after.


For the sand at the bottom of my pages I used CDD Outdoor Landscape Dies. Washi Tape was added across my boxes.  I, then, added images from CDD Beach Bound stamps that had been colored with Copic markers. I fussy cut them out and used my Xyron sticker maker to add the adhesive to the back of each one. 

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I love the new CDD Plan It Out stamps! They make it supper easy to plan and decorate my pages.


Here's a little close up of my little beach guy. Isn't he cute!!


For a bit my fun I used the CDD The Sky is the Limit Dies to make a Planner clip. The face is from one of the bees from CDD Busy Bees stamps. 

There you have it my beach themed week!!

I hope you will join in the fun and link up your "Beach" 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!!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

My Happy Planner Week of 7/18 - 7/24 featuring CDD Plan It Out

Happy Sunday!!

I am so excited to share my first weekly spread in my new Happy Planner.


I've used planners in the past when I was a school teacher but those were just functional. When I started seeing the new MAMBI Happy Planners and how everyone was decorating them I had to jump on board! AND since Craftin Desert Divas came out with these new Plan It Out stamps I knew I was going to be all in!! So this is my first weekly spread featuring all Craftin Desert Divas products.



I started my layout by using a stencil and some Distress Ink for my honeycomb background. I stamped some images from CDD Busy Bee stamps and the Just Bugcause stamps on some sticker paper and colored them with Copic markers. I did some simple blending as sticker paper isn't the best paper for Copic coloring. 

I used the new Plan It Out stamps in various places for my week. I colored some of those images with colored pencils.


I love the little list maker stamp. The little square die from the Pocket Pieces Hi Dies is the perfect fit for this particular stamp.

Here is a look at the new Plan It Out stamps:


There is a Facebook Hop happening today featuring these stamps. Check it for a chance to win a CDD Gift Certificate!

You can start HERE.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Craftin Desert Divas July Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the Craftin Desert Divas July Release Blog Hop. We have some wonderful stamps and dies that we will be sharing with you.

We will first have our 2 day blog hop, starting today and then the next 4 days you can join us on our Facebook fan pages for our release inspiration projects. There is a chance to win a $15. CDD shop credit for the next 6 days when you join us.
All stamps are in the CDD Shop and now available for purchase HERE.

 Plan It Out - 5x7

 Scoops - 5x7

 Sweat Season - 5x7

 Tiny Treasure - 5x7









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. 

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



For my card, I used the new Tiny Treasure stamps. I started with my base that was die cut with CDD Fancy Frames Dies. I stamped and did some masking with Tiny Treasure stamps. The images were masked again so that the inking process could happen. I used Ranger Distress Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbles Glass, Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, and Chipped Sapphire. To create my stars I added a few whiter specks here and there with some white acrylic paint.

The images were colored with Copic markers. I added my sentiments, both from the Tiny Treasures stamps and heat embossed them in white. Lastly, I added some Baker;'s Twine and the card was complete!

Here are the specials for this release:

Save 15% on your entire purchase. 


Use Code: July15

Enjoy this special for in stock items only 7/14 thru 7/24 at 10pm MST
All Stamps and Dies are made in the USA.



Each day from 7/14 thru 7/19 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 HopThe CDD DT will feature more projects 

showcasing the new July release.


Your next stop is the super talented: Mayra


Thursday Lineup..

Monday, July 11, 2016

A Cuppa Thanks - Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party

Hello friends! The theme for this Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas is "Coffee"! 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 started with a kraft card base and stamped the coffee stain image from the Got Coffee stamps in Versa Magic ink, them covered that in clear embossing powder. The bottom edge of the card was cut with the Stitched Scallop Dies. I added some patterned paper for a little color. To finish the background I add a few white splatters using some watered down white acrylic paint.

My image and sentiment are both from the Got Coffee stamps. I colored the sweet little bear with Copic markers and popped him up with a little foam tape.


I hope you will join in the fun and link up your "Coffee" 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!!


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!!