Thursday, March 23, 2017

Happy Planner March 27 - April 2

Hey there! Long time, no see! I have been taking a little break from posting. Life is a bit busy these days but I am hoping to get back to sharing as things slow down.

I finally did a spread in my Happy Planner and I am sharing it on the Craftin Desert Divas Blog!

Today I am featuring the new Norse Warriors stamps that were just released this month.


As you can see I did some coloring with Copic markers, I cut my images out, and added them to my weekly spread.


 I love how CDD has so many dies that work perfectly with the Happy Planner. I used several CDD products that I will list below.


Here is a little close up of my Viking warriors and I love this sentiment that comes in the stamp set!!


I hope this inspires you to get out your planner and decorate it using your stamps and dies!

Thanks for joining me today!

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Spread Your Wings ~ Craftin Desert Divas Feb. Release

Hey there!

I am back today to share a final card from Craftin Desert Divas February Release

This card features the new stamps from Whimsical Wishes and the new Inside Scallop Circle Dies.


I adore the fairy from the Whimsical Wishes stamp set. I had to color her up with my Copics. 
I went a blues, greens, and yellows and inked up my background. 

The CDD Fancy Frame Dies are a perfect complement to the Inside Scalloped Circle Dies. There are flowers and leaves that come with this die set and I cut those from some inked up cardstock. I added the new Pink Droplet to the center of my flower.

For a finishing touch, I added a little Glossy Accents to the eyes and some Wink of Stella to the wings.

I hope you have enjoyed this release as much as I have!

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Pawsitively Amazing ~ Craftin Desert Divas February Release

Hi There! Today I am back to share another card featuring the Pawsome Friends stamps from Craftin Desert Divas!

These stamps are so adorable cute! I just love all the kitty and puppy images!

Have a look!


I knew when I saw all these kitties that I wanted to have a box full of them. So colored them all up with my Copic markers and put them in a box that I cute from CDD Stitched Box Die.

I inked up a panel that I cute from CDD Crazy Stitched Frames Dies, added my sentiment, and finished it off with the new Glittering Gemstomes Sequins.

All the new stamps and dies will be available tomorrow 2/16 so watch for them!

Come join us on Facebook to get a look at more projects feature these new stamps!

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Whimsical Wishes ~ Craftin Desert Divas February Release

Hi There! Wow is this month ever going fast!!

Today I am sharing a card featuring new stamps and dies from Craftin Desert Divas.


I used the new Whimsical Wishes stamps and the new Scene Builder Dies to create this card.

If you love fairies, you are going to love the new Whimsical Wishes stamps! The images are so cute and so fun to color!

I colored my fairy/gnome with Copic markers. 

She was added to a background that inked with Distress Inks using masks I created with the Outdoor Landscape Dies and the Stitched Scallop Dies and cut my panel out with the Fancy Frame Dies.

I added some clouds and the tree stump from the new Scene Builder Dies.

The sentiment and mushrooms were added to complete the card.

These new stamps and dies will be available for purchase February 16th!

Come join us on Facebook to get more glimpses of the new stamps and dies!

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Watercolor Valentine ~ Craftin Desert Divas

Hi there!  Today I have a card that made for Craftin Desert Divas February Social Media Challenge.

This month's mood board is all about Valentines, reds, and some wintery elements.


I chose the hearts as my inspiration.


For my card I started by stamping the heart from CDD Sending Love stamps. I added the I Heart U stamp to fill in some of the white space.  I colored in my hearts with Zig Real Clean Color Brush Pens. I was going for a bit of red color but it came out pink so I went with it.


I cut the background with the CDD Fancy Frame Dies and popped it up with some fun foam onto my black panel. My sentiment was heat embossed on a flag banner from from CDD Flag Banner Dies.

A few splatters of watercolor and the card was finished.

You have the whole month of February to participate in the challenge. Just head on over the the Craftin Divas Gallery on Facebook for all the details!

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

I Love You More Treat Bag

Hi Crafty Friends! Saundra here to share a Valentine Treat Bag using some wonderful Craftin Desert Divas products.


For this project I took a plain paper bag and added a lot of love! I used several CDD products to make it just right. Just take a look at your stamps and see which ones can make a great background. For this treat bag I used stamps from Sending Love.


This cute little skunk is from CDD Digi line. If you haven't checked out all the great digi designs you must! I colored him up with Copic markers and added a few details with a gel pen and Clear Wink of Stella. 

I used CDD dies to cut my patterned paper and added that to the treat bag to add interest.

This is such a sweet way to give a sweet treat! I hope I inspired you to create your own.

Thanks for joining me today!



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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Sending Get Well Wishes ~ CDD Social Media Challenge

Hi There! I hope your week is going well! Today I am sharing a card created for the Craftin Desert Divas Social Media Challenge.


I had fun playing with the Chickie stamp. The cuties were colored with Copic markers and layered on a background cut from the CDD Fancy Frame Dies

I water-colored the panel with Distress Inks before adhere everything down.

My sentiment is from CDD Wishful Thoughts stamps and Tiny Sentiments. I added the first part of the sentiment on a word bubble cut from the CDD Mix It Up Dies.

To finish off my card I added a few CDD Pizazz Sequins and my bard was complete. 

This photo is the Mood Board for January. As you can tell I was inspired by the colors.


Want to join in the challenge?


Head on over the the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery for all the details!

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Craftin Desert Divas January Release

Hi Everyone! Today I am showing my final project for the Craftin Desert Divas January release.

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

For my final card I used the new Special Delivery Stamps.


I thought it would be fun to use the snails to send some happy mail! They were colored with Copic markers and hand cut. I, also, added the pile of mail!! The sentiment is from the Special Delivery set, as well.

I added the images to a panel cut from CDD Fancy Frames Dies and the grass is from CDD Outdoor Landscape 2 Dies. The final touch was the addition of CDD Shimmer Sequins.

Head on over the CDD Shop to see the full release!!

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Craftin Desert Divas January Reveal Day 3

Hi there! Craftin Desert Divas is releasing 4 new stamps and 2 new dies this week! It is exciting!!

Today I am sharing a card made with our new Stitched Box Die.


I love this die! There are so many ways it can be used. I paired it up with the cute little giraffe from the new CDD Special Delivery Stamps.

After coloring and cutting out my giraffe I thought it would be cute to have him pop out of the box with a bunch of hearts.

I used CDD Pocket Pieces Hi Dies to cut all the multiple size hearts in red, pink, and white cardstock and arranged them in the box.

I did a little clear heat embossing on my box, as well. I think the heart is from CDD Market Place Stamps as they were on my desk from a previous project.

Lastly, I add my sentiment. This sentiment from CDD Snow Day stamps. I heat embossed it, as well. Everything was put on a watercolor panel that was inked and cut out with the CDD Fancy Frame Die.


The new stamps and dies will be available for purchase this weekend so be on the lookout!

Come join us on Facebook to see even more projects using this die. If you click "Going" to the event you may even win a prize or get a freebie!

Thanks for joining me today!

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Stitched Box Die

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Craftin Desert Divas January Reveal Day 1

Hi there! Today marks the beginning of the January release for Craftin Desert Divas!

We are showcasing a new stamp set and die.

For my card I am featuring these cute little giraffe and sentiment from the new CDD Special Delivery stamps.


I stamped and colored my giraffe with Copic markers. The giraffe was calling me to put him on a baby card so I went with it. I cut out the giraffe and put him on a onesie. It came together pretty quickly with CDD Tiny Treasure Dies.

Once I had all of my pieces I added them to a background that i inked with some Distress Inks. I used CDD Inside Scalloped Square Dies to create a frame around my card.

If you would like to see more reveals of today's stamps and dies head on over to Facebook and join us on the event page.

Stay tuned for more sneak peeks!

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Special Delivery Stamps


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

My Happy Planner 1/2 - 1/8

Here I am again sharing a little planner love! My goal is to keep up with my Happy Planner this year so you may see a few more spreads from me! 


For my spread, I used the Craftin Desert Divas Monthly Mood Board Challenge as my jumping off point.

You can see all the blues and purples happening on here and that is what I used for my inspiration.

I used quite a few stamps and dies for the spread that I will list at the end.

As for now enjoy a few more pictures!




I colored all of my images with Copic markers.

Come join us in the monthly challenge by going to Facebook HERE.

Thanks for joining me today!

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

New Year New Spread! ~ with Craftin Desert Divas

Hi There! Here we are, already 4 days into January! Today I am posting on the Craftin Desert Divas Blog and it features my January spread.

When thinking about how I wanted to decorate my monthly spread I just knew I wanted to use Craftin Desert Divas Dragon Festival stamps.


These stamps are fabulous for your new year planning and the dragons are so fun to color.

I colored all of my images with Copic markers and added some Clear Wink of Stella for added sparkle.



I used some stickers and the CDD Doodled Frames stamps to highlight some key dates.

Craftin Desert Divas has several planner-sized stamp sets, I used several on my spread and will list them at the end.


I hope this inspired you to decorate your planner. It just makes it more fun!

Thank you for joining me today!


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