Thursday, April 30, 2015

Mothers & Daughters ~Stuck on U Sketches Die Cut Challenge~

Mothers & Daughters

   Hi folks! I am sharing my project for the challenge reveal at Stuck on U Sketches. Our newest Die Cut Challenge is for the girls! Or Mother's Day...but any of the important ladies in your life will be wonderful to share with us! Just make sure that you use SOME die cuts on your project and let us know what ya used. 

   I scrapped a page from a birthday party at my house with my best friends, their daughters and mine (mine in the blondie!) I thought this was perfect to do to celebrate the girls in my life!

   I really layered up pre-cut die cuts from this paper collections as well as cutting my title using my Silhouette. 

   Have a great weekend! 
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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Mom's Little Monsters ~Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon~

   Hi all! I'm sharing with you today for Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon. Today is making me realize how darn close we are to Summer and I'm not all convinced that I'm ready for that! LOL! But luckily it's still Springtime and we enjoyed a little rain over the weekend, which was extremely needed here in California. I was inspired by this time of year to create this layout and chose these soft colors (which is a diversion from my usually bold color palette). 
   I love creating scene scrapbook pages and it is so easy to do with all the incredible files that Lisa has to offer! I chose these flowers in particular because I hadn't cut them before and I liked the abstract feel. When I was designing this and playing with the monster, I got the idea to have them be as "little" monster in a super big world (kinda like the bugs in your Springtime garden!)

   And below you'll find the files for each cut I used for this page...

Flower Assortment Cutting File
Kite & Clouds Cutting File 
   Glad you stopped by today! Thanks for your visit! 
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Craftin Desert Divas Daily

Mom Watercolor Card
   Watercolor is super popular these days and we would love to see any Craftin Desert Diva examples
you may have made so feel free to share those with us at our CDD gallery on Facebook. I made this card really with my mom in mind. She loves art and is a great artist herself. There's actually many artists, crafters down her side of the family. When I was thinking of what to make for her, I knew she would love something like this. I think it's fun when creating something for someone in particular that you really think of that person, their likes, and really tailor a card just for them. 

   One of the cool things about watercolor is how forgiving it can be. I was trying to get the background colors to move more and so had sprayed my paper. It ended up blending and muddying up the colors around her face. Luckily, more water and paper towels can be your best friend. I removed most of the color, let the area dry a bit and then fixed it! Yay! 

   As much as I like the card, I wanted something extra, so here and there I added a bit of Wink of Stella. Along with a few details done with colored pencil (like some tone on tone hearts drawn in). 

   Now this little blonde is ready to be sent off to remind my mom of her little blonde ;)

Hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping in! 
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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Just For Ewe Shaker ~Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party~

Just For Ewe Shaker

   It is Linky Party Time at Craftin Desert Divas and I am glad you came by! We are shaking up the party this time and can't wait to see what you've got shakin' too! (oh my gosh, that was bad!)

   I was feeling like something springy and got to use one of my most favorite paper packs by DCWV. A couple years ago, I think. Such lovely florals. And some of my favorite metal dies to create the shaker window.
   Love how this little floral embellishment cluster turned's super pretty in person as well with the gloss on the patter paper and the shaker element. I should of made a couple of these! 

   How sweet is this paper pieced little sheep? The yellow is paper pieced and some shading added with my markers. 

   I used this super, super sweet set...

   As usual we have PRIZES for joining our LINKY could win ANY stamp set of your choice from CDD or $25 for Too Cute By Jessica! Yay! Good luck and can't wait to see what you share with us! 

   Well thanks for letting me share and see you soon! Thanks to all that hopped over the weekend here and for letting me share a TON of projects these past few days! Appreciate your time! 
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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Shabby Chic Cuckoo Clock ~Stuck on U Sketches Die Cut Challenge~

   Grateful as can be that it's Sunday! Praise the Lord for this day!

   Plus, I'm always particularly happy when I am sharing a project for the BEST challenge blog, Stuck on U Sketches! An oldie, but goodie! ;) Anyways, our new super cool Die Cut Challenge, Industrial. I'll admit that I googled and spent some time looking at all sorts of stuff to help me figure out what direction to go to. It also helped to take some key words and then see what came up in the Silhouette store. I had already had this purchased and was super excited to make it, finally!

   I am that type that can't stop until I get a project completed. It was a loooooooooong day. LOL! 

   Ok, okay there's a million pictures so let's get to it...

And in case you are interested in this die cut, you can find it in the Silhouette store here
Thanks for coming by today! 
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Craftin Desert Divas April Blog Hop

I have a couple posts today so if you are here for
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon Blog Hop...head to the next post below, please. 

   Welcome to the Craftin Desert Divas April Stamp Release Blog Hop.  All stamps are in the CDD Shop and now available for purchase. Who's excited! Woohoo!

    If you'd like to start from the beginning of the blog hop, then head the the CDD blog. Otherwise, you should have made it here from Tina's blog?

   Okay folks...who's ready to check out some stamps???

Just Bugcause stamps will have no SVG outlines.

You may purchase stamps HERE

   Most stamps have an SVG outline that is free to you. Please check in the CDD Shop under the SVG files category BEFORE you purchase to see if one is available. The SVG outlines 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.

   Here are the release specials for you:
1. Use Code: April to receive 10% off your entire order. Sale starts on 4/17 and ends 4/26 10pm MST.
2. Purchase 4 bags of sequins and get 1 free! Just put a note in the order comments with what sequin you would like as your free one and it will be added in. Ends 4/26 10pm MST.

   And here is my project for you today! This sentiment from Just For Mom is so pretty!

   Check out the shine on my watercolor die cut flowers! Aren't they pretty! And I found the a new trick by pulling off these smaller leaves off of a large border punch! Yay! A new way to use an old tool! Yes! And of course...the star, this super special sentiment! Love! 

   Here is another look at the set I've been playing with this week...

   There is a link to this free SVG pattern somewhere in today's hop lineup. Please comment on all the blogs and follow... then let us know you did so by emailing us at for the freebie file! Available today only! Cute, right?

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Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon April Blog Hop

Go Green, Get Outdoors

   Hey there! Did you come by for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog Hop? We have our Go Green challenge. So, we're sharing nature and conservation themed projects using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files. 

   Just to make sure you are in the right place, did you come here from Katy's blog? Just checking, if so you are all good, no? Just head back to PPPR in the link above. 

   The blog candy for this hop is a $15 GC to the PPPR store. Please explain how hoppers can win the blog candy, something like: "For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog and leave a comment on each blog. For extra chances, you can also "LIKE" Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook. and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter. A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Feel free to also offer your own blog candy, but this is totally optional. 

   You can pick up the Blog Hop freebie on Saturday and Sunday of the hop, only...then it will be available for sale in the store. 

   Had a great time making this project. But I'll admit, later on I pulled the whole thing off of this background and switched to another. This isn't that bad, but something was getting to me. LOL! 

   It's been awhile since I've done any stamping to my die cuts and so I used some text and postal stamps for my tickets and some tone on tone stamping using Versamark on the trees.

   We also have our PPPR Go Green Challenge (click link to where you can share your project with us). The projects can be anything that are nature or conservation themed and that feature Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files. The rules are below. One random participant will win $20 to PPPR.

1.  The theme of this challenge is Go Green. The challenge projects can be any nature or conservation themed projects that feature Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files. Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons products must be the FOCUS of the project.
2.  Please link to your actual blog post...not to your blog.  If you don't have a blog, you can add a photo of your project to the Go Green Challenge photo folder in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Project Parade Facebook Group (link
3.  You can enter as many different projects as you want for more chances to win.
4.  The challenge will run for 3 weeks.  You must link up your project by 11:55 pm CST on Friday, May 8, 2015.
5.  One random winner of a $20 Gift Certificate to PPPR will be chosen.  Our Design Team will also choose our PPPR Top 3.  Winners will be announced on Friday, May 15, 2015.

   Thanks SO much for coming by today! You'll be heading to Melissa next! 

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Craftin Desert Divas April Sneak Peeks Day 3

   Today is Day 3 of the sneak peeks for the April stamp release at Craftin Desert Divas. We have 4 new stamp sets and 1 die set.

    These images and sentiments come with a SVG outline that is FREE to you. They are in the CDD Gallery on Facebook under the files tab.
Here are the release specials for you:
1. Use Code: April to receive 10% off your entire order. Sale starts on 4/17 and ends 4/26 10pm MST.
2. Purchase 4 bags of sequins and get 1 free! Just put a note in the order comments with what sequin you would like as your free one and it will be added in. Ends 4/26 10pm MST.
3. Just Bug-Cause stamp and die combo set will be at a special price Friday ONLY!! Both stamp and die will be in stock on Friday and this price is for what's in stock only.  Ends 4/17 9pm 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!!

   Today we are showcasing the Just For Mom stamp set! 
   And I decided to do something that I could give as a gift. I did have my mom in mind but now I'm seeing this as a good teacher gift too, maybe with a box of tea and a gift card? 

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

Here's today's free pattern:
Email craftindesertdivas@gmail dot com to get your pattern.

Super darling!

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

CDD stamps are..
 4x6 stamps
 Stamps & Dies are made in the USA
Stamps & dies will be available to order on Friday.

   We hope you will 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 us today.  I hope you will visit the CDD blog tomorrow for more sneak peeks and this coming weekend for our hop with many more amazing projects and great stuff to win!!! 
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