Friday, March 27, 2015

My Favorite Chick and a Bit of News

Hi there! I am so excited to share some news with you today!

Recently, I was asked to join the KaDoodle Bug Designs design team! Woo Hoo!

In honor of this announcement I made a super quick and fun shaped card.

Oh my! This file is super adorable! This file is currently a Freebie from KaDoodle Bug Designs called Eggie Buddies - Peep Chick. It's still free as of this morning so if you want it you may want to hurry over to KaDoodle Bug Designs to get yours!

As, I said, I created a shaped card with the file using my Silhouette Cameo software. 

For the bunny peep, I cut it in blue cardstock, inked it with some Peacock Feathers Distress ink, and ran it through my Xyron sticker maker facing down so that I could add some glitter to it. I really wanted it to look like it was coated with sugar. The glitter I used is actually called Sugar Coating, so it was perfect. I added a few enamel dots for the face.

The chick is paper-pieced pretty much the way it is meant to be. I just added some inking to my edges and a few highlights with my white gel pen and popped her up with some foam tape.

I want to thank Melissa for this opportunity to work with her designs! I am excited to be part of the team!

There is a Facebook Hop today and tomorrow so make sure to join in!

For more info on the hop head on over to the KaDoodle Bug Designs Fan Page.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

It's Tissue Time!

I am back today to share more details on this tissue box holder that I created with the newest release from Craftin Desert Diva's.

For this project I used a free cut file that I found from JamieK 711 Designs.

I stamped sentiments from the Craftin Desert Diva's "Tissue Time" set in several places. 

I just love the cute little mice in the set. I colored this one up with some Spectrum Noir and Copic Markers. Everything was inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Here is a look at the new "Tissue Time" stamp set.

You can find this set HERE.

I hope you have enjoyed my projects this week!

Thank you all for the sweet comments! I appreciate them so much!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

On the Mend

Hi there! I am back today to share more details on a a card I created for the Craftin Desert Diva's March release.

This card features an image and sentiment from the brand new "Sew Raggedy" stamp set.

I love these sweet "Sew Raggedy" dolls!

I colored her in with Copic markers. Oops! I forgot to color her eyebrows! This stamp set comes with 2 different sentiments that fit inside her embroidery hoop.

I used the stitched stamp to add some stitching here and there on my card. I love it and can see me using that stamp a lot.

Here is a look at this great set .

You can purchase this set HERE.

I will back tomorrow with another project.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Just Bee-Cause ~ Craftin Desert Diva's Daily Post

Hi everyone, today is my day to post over on the Craftin Desert Diva's Blog!

Here is what I am sharing!

I am so ready for spring weather and the Lil Bit Buggie stamp set is perfect for some spring projects!

I saw the cute little bee cut file and knew I wanted to make her and the Lil Bit Buggie set had the perfect sentiment.

This little bee was a Freebie from Treasure Box Designs.

I paper-pieced her and added her to a background that I created using a Heidi Swap stencil and some embossing paste. I didn't have any yellow or honey colored paste so I just squished my Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks on my nonstick mat and added the paste. Once I mixed it and got somewhat the color I was looking for I was able to used it.

Once dried I splattered the background with some more of the Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey, as well as, some Vintage Photo ink. I then spritzed it with some Sparkle shimmer. It's hard to see in the pictures but it is there.

For my little bee's face I used PK-146 Piles of 1" Smiles from Peachy Keen Stamps. I added a bit of Glossy Accents for some shine and few freckles with my white gel pen.

Here is a look at the Lil Bit Buggie stamps set.

You can find this set in the Craftin Desert Diva's Shop!

There is inspiration daily over on the Craftin Desert Diva's blog. Be sure to check it out!

Thank you for visitng me today!

Monday, March 23, 2015

You're Ear-resistible ~ Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party

Today is the Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party hosted by Tara of Craftin Desert Divas! Every other Monday will mark the beginning of a new semi-weekly linky party and you could win fabulous prizes!! Welcome to our mid post for this weeks "Easter" challenge.

For this challenge I made a fun shaped card.

This cute bunny file was a freebie from KaDoodle Bug Designs called Eggie Buddies - Bunny. I created a shadow around the base to create the shaped card.

My sentiment is from Craftin Desert Divas "Deer Friends" stamp set.

Look at all the cuteness that is on this set!

You can purchase "Deer Friends" HERE

 Visit Craftin Desert Divas for all the rules and to play along. 
This week we have some fabulous sponsors.

One Free Stamp

$25 gift Card

To link up your "Easter" project go on over to Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party page to get all the details!

For more inspiration and to share your Craftin Desert Divas projects join the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery on Facebook.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Bitty Blessings

Hi Everyone! I am here today to share a bit more details of one of my Craftin Desert Diva's release projects.

Tonight is the last night to get the special pricing on the new release so if you are on the fence about which sets you want you might want to make that decision quickly!

I am in love with the new "Bitty Blessings" stamp set. Just look at this cute baby!

I had to use this cute baby and color her up with my Copic markers.

I created a shaped card using THIS file from the Silhouette Online Store. My paper is from Echo Park's Bundle of Joy paper pad.

This baby is just the cutest!! I added a bit of Wink of Stella to her bow and a few little freckles to her face. The sentiment is from the Craftin Desert Diva's Bitty Blessing stamp set.

Everything was inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I added some Baker's Twine and a flower from my stash and the card was complete!

Want this set or some of the others from this release?

Use Code: Birthday to receive 15% off your entire order. Sale ends 3/22 10pm MST.

You can find the whole new release HERE.

I'll be back tomorrow with a fun card for the Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party!

Thank you all the sweet comments you have been leaving! I really appreciate each one!

Have a Happy Sunday!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Craftin Desert Diva's March Release Blog Hop

Thank you so much for joining us today to celebrate CDD stamps 1 year birthday!! As you can see, we have some awesome sponsor prizes to giveaway to those who join us today and tomorrow. 

Prizes are: 

Craftin Desert Divas - One stamp set each day.
Too Cute by Jessica - $25 gift card
The Scrapbooking Queen- Royal Prize Pack
3 Girl Jam - $10 gift card
Tombow -  Goodie Prize Pack
Marjorie Ann Designs - $25 gift card
Little Scraps Of Heaven - $15 gift card
Miriam's Crafting Supplies - $10 gift card
A Busybee Double Click - 75 skittles
My Scrap Chick - $15 gift card
SVG Attic - $15 gift card

You must follow and comment on each blog to be eligible for the prizes. Winners will be announced on Tuesday.

 We have 7 new stamp sets that are being released today.  All stamps are in the CDD Shop and now available for purchase.

Without further ado, here are the March stamps:




Here are the SVG cut files for each stamp:




All stamps have an SVG outline that is free to you. This makes it so easy. You just cut out the image with your machine and then stamp on it.  The SVG file will be in the CDD Gallery under the file tab and available for you to download.

I have made several projects to share with you today. So, let me get to them. Next week I will take the time to feature each one and give you more details.

My first card features Bitty Blessings.

Next up is Sew Raggedy.

Last, I made his tissue card featuring Tissue Time.

Come back next week for full details on all of these projects.

Here are the release specials for you:

1. Use Code: Birthday to receive 15% off your entire order. Sale ends 3/22 10pm MST.

There is a link to this free SVG pattern somewhere in today's hop lineup. 

We have a new lineup and freebie for tomorrow's hop.

Your next stop on the hop is Lori

Friday lineup..

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Blessings and Hearts ~ Craftin Desert Diva's March Sneak Peek Day 3

Happy Birthday Craftin Desert Divas stamps!!

Today is Day 3 of the sneak peeks for the March stamp release at Craftin Desert Divas. We have 7 new stamp sets in this release. Craftin Desert Divas stamps now has an exclusive license with Kristi W Designs to add Kristi's super adorable images to Tara's stamps.

 These images and sentiments come with an SVG outline that is FREE to you. They are in the CDD Gallery on Facebook under the files tab.

Here are the release special for you:
1. Use Code: Birthday to receive 15% off your entire order. Sale ends 3/22 10pm MST.

Each day, there will be a new FREE SVG pattern.  You can email to request it. You must comment and follow each blog in order to get the free file. Join us this Friday & Saturday for our hop and more free files!!

 Now for some birthday fun! All week long we are going to host games and have prizes in the CDD Gallery.  Be sure to join us. Now put on your party hat on and get ready to celebrate with us!! Join us this Friday & Saturday for our blog hop.

Today we are showcasing the "Bitty Blessings" and "Sew Raggedy" stamps

I've made 2 projects today. Have a look!

My first project is from "Bitty Blessings."

I started with this FILE from the Silhouette Online Store and used it to create a shaker card. 

The stars and sentiment are both included in the "Bitty Blessings" set. I heat embossed them with white embossing powder them smudged the black cardstock with some white chalk ink.

I colored the cute little baby with my Copic markers. I just think these babies are adorable!

I added some sequins to my shaker and tied some baker's twine to the card to finish it up.

My second project feature the "Sew Raggedy" stamp set.

For my card base I used the Frills Easel Card cut file from My Scrap Chick. I didn't want it to be an easel card so I just just the parts of the file that worked for what I wanted.

I stamped the little girl from the "Sew Raggedy" set and colored her with Copic markers. I added some pen work here and there and a even got my sewing machine out to add some stitching!

I added my sentiment and a bit of Glossy Accents to the hearts and called it finished!

Be sure to join us tomorrow for another great new stamp set.

Here's today's free pattern:

Be sure to comment and follow each blog in order to get the freebie pattern.

CDD stamps are..
 4x6 stamps
Made in the USA
Stamps will be available to order on Friday.

Stop by the Craftin Desert Divas Shop and the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery Facebook group. We would love for you to join us and share your creations with us using Craftin Desert Divas' stamps. In this group, we show previews first, have giveaways and much more!

Thank you so much for joining me today.  I hope you will visit the my blog tomorrow for more sneak peeks.