Monday, February 8, 2016

XOXO ~ Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party




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 created..


To create this card I started by blending Distress Ink on my die cut panel that was cut with Craftin Desert Divas Fancy Frame Dies. I used Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, and Candied Apple. A few sprinkles of water and my background was complete. 

I added a heart from CDD Heart of Heart Die. After I die cut the heart I fussy cut around it, sprayed it with adhesive, and sprinkled it with some Martha Stewart glitter.  The heart was adhered to the background, as well as, a few of the hearts that were left over from the die cut. My sentiment is from CDD Sweet Kisses stamp set and so is my cute little mouse.


I colored the mouse with Copic Markers and added a few white gel pen dots. Isn't this mouse a cutie!!

I hope you will join in the fun and link up your shaped card project!

Here are all the CDD products I used:



















Thursday, January 28, 2016

Perk Up, Little Monster!

Hi there! I hope you all are having a good week! The weekend is almost here and we are all excited about that!!

Today I wanted to share a card just for fun!! Imagine that! Sometimes you can get bogged down with obligations that you forget to craft just for fun. Well, this card is a just for fun card.


After Christmas I was doing a little shopping on the JoAnn website and this little guy caught my eye. This is a stamp from Whipper Snapper Designs, Inc. called Monster Morning. I just thought he was the cutest and I couldn't resist putting him in my cart.

I stamped him on some watercolor cardstock and used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens to color him up. My sweet daughter gave me these pens for Christmas and I have to say so far I am loving them!

After he was finished I cut him with Craftin Desert Divas Fancy Frame Dies. I added the scallop border from CDD Stitched Scallop Dies for a little more whimsy.


I just had to give him pink fuzzy slippers!! I paired him with a sentiment from CDD Got Coffee stamps.


I don't know if you are able to tell but I added a bit of clear Wink of Stella to finish him off.

I'm hoping to get in a bit more of coloring time soon. I have a bunch of stamps that need a little love!

How about you?

Have you created anything just for the fun of it? If not, Give it a try! It's good for the soul!



Monday, January 25, 2016

Congrats ~ Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party




Hello friends! The theme for this Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas is "Let It Snow"! 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 created..


For my shaped card I started by creating a base made with the CDD Stitched Scallop Dies. I created a mask with some acetate so that I could do the inking in the background with some Ranger Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass. My ground was created using the CDD Outdoor Landscape Dies. I inked the ground with Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn.

I colored the bird house from Home Sweet Home, the bird from Hippo Birdie, and the butterfly from Koala-fied with Copic Markers. A few white gel pen accents and a bit of sparkle on the butterfly wings and this one layer card is complete!

I hope you will join in the fun and link up your shaped card project!

Here are all the CDD products I used:



 









Friday, January 22, 2016

Craftin Desert Divas January Release Blog Hop

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 this first card, I used the new Heart of Heart Die and the new mini Moose stamp. I first cut my panel with the Heart of Heart Dies then centered that in the CDD Fancy Frames Die. I watercolored the panel with Ranger Distress Ink in Candied Apple. The heart arrow is part of the Heart of Heart Die set and was cut out of glitter cardstock.


I did a little reverse stamping so that I could have my moose facing each other. They were both colored with Copic Markers.


For my second project I used the sweet little mouse from the new Sweet Kisses stamp set. I decided to make a tag for a gift bag. I started with CDD Banner Dies, layered some patterned paper, and topped it with a circle from CDD Stitched In Circles Dies.


After coloring the mouse with my Copic markers I decided top paper piece the heart and chef's hat. I added some watercolor to the circle panel before attaching the mouse. I added some sequins from the new CDD Sweetness Mix and an an arrow from the new CDD Heart of Heart Dies. For some added bling, I added some Black Diamond Stickles and Glossy Accents to the arrow,

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: Lisa



Thursday, January 21, 2016

You are Sweet ~ Craftin Desert Divas January Sneak Peek Day 4

Today is Day 4 of the sneak peeks for the January release at Craftin Desert Divas
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 and our mini stamp: Scent.

I have created a card using the new Sweet Kisses stamps and the new Fancy Stitched Labels Dies.

I received a set of Zig Clean Color Brush pens for Christmas and this was the first time using them. I thought the cake image from the Sweet Kisses set was perfect and I really love the way it came out. I stamped the image on watercolor paper and cut it out with the new Fancy Stitched Label Dies.


I don't know if you can see it but I topped the cake with some Glossy Accents.

To complete the card I added some ribbon.

You can have a chance to wind the featured stamp today by hopping with us on Facebook. You can start on the Craftin Desert Divas Facebook Page.

I hope you will join us throughout the rest of the week. 

I will be back Thursday with another sneak peek.








Monday, January 18, 2016

I Moose You ~ Craftin Desert Divas January Sneak Peek

Hi There! Welcome to my blog!

Today is the first day of Craftin Desert Divas January Sneak Peeks!

Craftin Desert Divas is releasing 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 Fancy Stitched Labels Dies, Heart of Heart Dies, and mini stamp Moose.

Here is what I created using today's featured sets:


I started with a panel that I cut with CDD Fancy Frame Dies. The panel was inked with Distress Inks in the following colors: Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, Peeled Paint, and Mowed Lawn. Once I had everything inked I created a stencil using the new CDD Heart of Hearts Die. I put the stencil on top of the inked panel and removed some of the color so that you could see a bit of cloudy hearts.

The sentiment was heat embossed on the label from the new Fancy Stitched Labels Dies.


This cute little Moose was colored with Copic markers. I added some sequins that can be found at Craftin Desert Divas and made the card complete.

You can have a chance to wind the featured stamp today by hopping with us on Facebook. You can start on the Craftin Desert Divas Facebook Page.

I hope you will join us throughout the rest of the week. 

I will be back Thursday with another sneak peek.


Monday, January 11, 2016

Beary Best Wishes ~ Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party


Hello friends! The theme for this Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas is "Let It Snow"! 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 created..


This card is the first card I have made in well over a month! It took me a while to get in the groove but it finally came together. I started by creating a background using Tim Holtz Holiday Knit stencil and embossing paste. My card base was white but I wanted to add some blue to one side to match the sky I had created behind the bear. I added my embossed sheet to the base but pushed it to one side and I added some Baker's Twine.


I chose the cute bear from CDD Chilly stamp set and colored him with Copic markers then fussy cut him out. The circle was cut from CDD Stitched In Circle Dies and sponged with some Distress Ink to create a sky. White gel pen dots were added to the sky, as well as some Heidi Swap snow. This was actually glued to the bottom of the circle as well as random places on the background. I added a sentiment from CDD Deer Friends set and called it complete!

I hope you will join in the fun and link up your snowy project!

Here are all the CDD products I used: