Sunday, May 31, 2015

Paradise Found ~Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party~

Paradise Found

   Linky Party time at Craftin Desert Divas! Yay!
   Do you know that each time we have these parties that it gives you another chance to win something good? Not including all the free files you can get during our monthly stamp releases or the extra chances during blog hops? There are so many monthly chances to get something good! What could you win, you ask? Well...what about a stamp set of choice from CDD or $25 for Too Cute by JessicaAnd hey...let's get real. The projects are pretty good too? Right? How much do you just LOVE this hobby?

   Speaking of hobby love...I had a fun time creating this card! All my favorites on one lil' card ...stamping, embossing, inking and die cuts! Not to mention my favorite theme..the beach! 

   I used the anchor to build my own background. I stamped on a blue tone on tone striped paper and then inked over that. The effect is awesome with just another layer of interest for the background. I stamped with Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean distress ink. 

   How darling is this tiny scene? I love the pop of color with the sun and crab! And of course...don't forget this sweet sentiment...

   And do you just LOVE these enamel dots? Wait...can you see? Yes..I can! Sparkly dots! Uhhh! Thank you Doodlebug and thank you Tara for having these at the CDD store now too! Check those out here! And the stamp set I used is below...

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Go-semite ~Stuck on U Sketches Die Cut Challenge~

 (also known as Yosemite, hehe)

   Well today is a challenge reveal at Stuck on U Sketches and we want to see you using arrows!!! There are such cool die cut options these days not to mention the stamps. So we want to see them all. Yes, stamping is great and counts, just make sure you are also using some kind of die cutting on your project and let us know what you used. 

   And, next month on June 5th, our first challenge in June, Nanne and I will be sharing some SUPER grande news for SOUS! So make sure to stop in! 

  I am super happy with this cutie pie camping page! Hope you like as well! 

   I decided to use arrows to die cut into the background paper. I also thought it was fun
to use this arrow pattern paper that I found. The arrows also help to highlight the area
with the photos by making a bit of a frame. 

  This lantern cut is a favorite of mine! It is so detailed and so fun! I carried it around in 
my hand for awhile before working any further on this page! LOL!
Oh, maybe I should also explain my kids called Yosemite, Hiking Gosemite.
The name kinda stuck so that's still what we call it, even with kids that know the right name! 

   I also got one more arrow in using this fun camping badge die cut. 

   Have a fantastic weekend! 
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Missing You a Ton ~Craftin Desert Divas~

Missing You a Ton

   Today is my post on the Craftin Desert Diva's blog! One of the things that I really don't do much of are one layered cards. And, well, this does have 4 background layers! LOL! But, I still concerned a flat card. The only mask that I needed to cut was for the elephant and of course, the letter. But that was super easy. The card came together relatively quickly as well. 

   I really want to start coloring more with my Prisma pencils. Love the look! I also added lots of shine to the card using Wink of Stella and a jelly roll glitter pen. 

Sending Love 
Have a wonderful day everyone! Thanks for visiting! 
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Monday, May 25, 2015

Sweeter Then a Cookie ~Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon~

Sweeter Then a Cookie

I am so excited to finally share this layout with you all for Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon! Been waiting more then 2 weeks to post this since it was created during a recent scrapbook retreat that I got to go on! It was so fun! This page was a hit with all my girlfriends too!
   I have become such a fan of baking...not just eating the treats! LOL! So it was a joy to make my first real "baking" layout. I hope to do more in the future since Lisa offers so many wonderful food files! 

   Do you know that you have the option not to cut or print and cut the faces from all the files here at PPPR? If there isn't an option without the face, I simply that that image and release compound path. Once released, move the image away and behind that will be the "pieces" of whatever face was left. Those can be deleted and then you are left with a solid shape. Keep in mind almost everything you see below had a face option...

   Okay, let's just to the file used. Oh how I love this one! 

   Thanks for stopping by today! 
    Happy Memorial Day...certainly thinking of those that serve our country today...blessings and prayers to those families and friends!
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Friday, May 22, 2015

Craftin Desert Divas May Release Blog Hop

Stuck on U Sketches post can be found HERE for today! Thanks! 

Welcome to the CDD May Stamp Release Blog Hop.  All stamps are in the CDD Shop and now available for purchase.

You should be coming here from Donna's blog

You may purchase stamps HERE

Friday &  Saturday ONLY The Sky Is The Limit
 bundle special...

Instock only. Ends 5/23 9pm MST. 

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: May to receive 10% off your entire order. Sale starts on 5/22 and ends 5/31 10pm MST.
2. Purchases over $10. gets one free bag of sequins.
$25 get 2 free, $50 get 3 free, $75 get 4 free, $100 get 5 free.
  Just put a note in the order comments with what sequin(s) you would like as your free one(s) and it will be added in. Ends 5/31 10pm MST.
Here's what I've created for you today..

Today's TCBJ Freebie can be found on the main CDD blog with Tara.

You must comment on all the hop projects today to get this freebie.
Please email to claim your file.

Your next stop is  the wonderful Jessica!!!!!! 

Make sure to come by tomorrow for day 2 of our hop!!!! 
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Stuck on U Sketches May 22 Sketch

Having The Time of Our Life

   Sometimes I do believe that I am particularly talented at making brain dizzying layouts. LOL! Next time, I would have inked the edges of all the paper pieces to make them stand out against each other. But hey, sometimes you are just ready to put the bad boy together, right?

   I created this layout and the sketch you'll see below for today's challenge reveal at Stuck on U Sketches. Hope you enjoy both!

   Once I was done putting together all those darn prints, I was pretty much stalled for embellishing. Luckily I had some stickers and they were really all that was needed for this page. With a few sparkly enamel dots. Popping some stickers and laying other flat help to make them both stand out, and blend in with the page. 

   This day, this was easily one of my best day's with the kids. The weather was great, the boardwalk wasn't too packed and we had some deal for multiple activities. Bowling as a family, mini golf with my daughter while the boys did laser tag. Once we forced my youngest to do bumper cars, the rest was smooth and fun sailing! My big kids sat together and took more then a few turns on the kids roller coaster! It was so awesome to watch them enjoy that together!

   And of course! The sketch!

   Have a good one my friends! 
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Monday, May 18, 2015

Craftin Desert Divas May Release Day 1

Boom Birthday

   Today is Day 1 of the sneak peeks for the May stamp release at Craftin Desert Divas. We have 5 new stamp sets and 2 die sets.

    Today we are showcasing Call All Superheroes. Which is the set I've used today. We are also showcasing Tag Essentials Dies and you can see that posted with some of the other gals. 

   Here are the release specials for you:
1. Use Code: May to receive 10% off your entire order. Sale starts on 5/22 and ends 5/31 10pm MST.
2. Purchases over $10. gets one free bag of sequins.
$25 get 2 free, $50 get 3 free, $75 get 4 free, $100 get 5 free.
  Just put a note in the order comments with what sequin(s) you would like as your free one(s) and it will be added in. Ends 5/31 10pm MST.
There will be a stamp and die bundle at a special price Friday & Saturday ONLY!! Both stamp and die will be in stock on Friday and this price is for what's in stock only.  Ends 5/23 8pm MST.

  Most 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. Stamps that have matching dies have NO SVG outlines.

   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!!

 But here it todays' file...

Email craftindesertdivas@gmail dot com to get your pattern.
Be sure to comment and follow each blog in order to get the freebie pattern.

Be sure to check out the new Craft Supply category in the CDD shop. There are Doodlebug papers and sprinkles, adhesives, and more craft goodies.

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

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 throughout this week. I'll be back this weekend with a hop project to share! 
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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Super Duper Congrats ~Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party~

Super Duper Congrats

   Hi all! We are sharing some projects for our Linky challenge and we are thinking of those wrapping up their schooling! So with a warm congrats to those...I tried not to make this overly themed but at the same time, used "school" at a theme for the papers and notebook die cuts. Also for the paper pieces stamped image. 

   I love the option of both coloring and paper piecing a stamped image. The combo is so cool!

   As usual we have some great ways to win a lil' something if you share with us! How great is that! 
Our prizes are a stamp set from CDD or $25 for Too Cute By Jessica 

   This darling image and sentiment are part of the new release at CDD! Super! Duper! Yay! 
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