Friday, February 27, 2015

Oh Baby! Craftin Desert Divas


Oh Baby! Oh Baby! Oh Baby! 

   I am sharing today over at Craftin Desert Divas and am so happy to finally be able to share this
card with you all! Sometimes I create stuff way ahead of time and then have to wait, sometimes weeks, to actually share this publicly. I've had this card sitting in my kitchen for awhile so I can enjoy it before I have to give it away! LOL! But honestly, this was a total treat to create and I am just dying to go buy some frames and make some little watercolor home decor projects!!!

   I stamped and kept some open clouds in the sky and then a few hearts from the Sending Love set (used the corner of my ink pads to stamp only the heart in the word "love", which was easy to do and required no masking.) I used a light grey ink to stamp the baby elephants. I wanted the outline to hold its value but not compete with my colors. The sentiment was stamped in Distress Ink and then with a detailed watercolor brush, blended the words because it otherwise didn't stamp the best with that ink. In this case, this worked perfectly. To finish this off the baby elephants and the hearts got a pretty shimmery coat of Wink of Stella.


   Here are photos and links to the sets I've used for today's card! Aren't these great?



         



   Hope you've had a great week and will have a wonderful, joy filled weekend! Blessings! 
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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party Ribbon

From The Bottom of My Heart 
   It is RIBBON Linky Party time at Craftin Desert Divas and I am excited to share this project with you today. This idea may not be a new as I've seen it before but have never actually made anything like it so it really was a treat to create this card! I don't think myself a rainbow person until I make something and then realize how much I LOVE them! God so knew what he was doing! LOL! 
   I had a bit of nerves with this Linky Challenge because my ribbon stash is pretty pathetic. For sure something I have very, very little of. But I did manage to pull this off! 
   I used some metal dies for the small hearts and stars and also the edge detail.




   Before I go...each and every month we have PRIZES...well, there's prizes for everything! But this time we are talking our Linky Party prizes...each month you can hope to win...a stamp set from CDD or a gift card from Too Cute By Jessica! Yay! 
   Good luck!!!
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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Super Bros ~Stuck on U Sketches Die Cut Challenge~

Super Bros

   It is my day to share my Die Cut Challenge project for Stuck on U Sketches. Our newest challenge is something we can all relate to...CLOTHING! I think this is such a good challenge and I'm sure there will be so many awesome projects done for this! Even if my scrappy subjects below happen to be missing some...clothing. Gasp! Well, luckily these super boy getups do follow our theme! =)

   Hey, before I get to the load of pictures I wanted to explain that I'll be a bit quiet for awhile. The period of Lent started last Wednesday. Ash Wednesday. It's the 40 days leading up to Easter. For many Believers they choose to "give up" something during this time as symbol of the suffering of Christ. I am sure many of you can imagine the pain involved if you were to say, give-up coffee? LOL. Really, I have no idea as I've never had a cup of coffee in my life but I know some of you people are serious addicts! Okay...slightly veering off topic. Well for Lent I gave up electronics. Well, let me clarify...I gave up electronics unless it is specifically faith related. So, no Facebook, no TV, no Pinterest...you get it. I can listen to Christian music (which, sorry, I normally don't do), read Christian book, watch sermon's online, etc. 

   I bring this up pretty much because I want to explain my absence. Also, made as slight seed to put the thought into your head if you'd like to join this time of year in a way to do something to show your appreciate/understanding of what our Lord has done for us?

   Okay...speaking of that! What did the Lord do for me? He created PAPER! Yay! So let's share my layout and a bunch of pictures...



   I added touches of Wint of Stella (glitter pen) around the page...like the title above and on the Super Bros...

   The page is so busy that adding the pain splattered "stars" really actually helped soften everything. I think I wish I had maybe done a little bit of a darker background paper then this grey...but hey...



   And lastly, I added this fun stamped border to define an area for a tab bit of journaling. Adventure Time comes from this stamp set from Craftin Desert Divas. 


I also used this cutting file set for the amazing city scape from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon
...which I love so much because you also get some extra buildings...so so cool!

 

   Thanks for letting me share today...a bit of my faith AND some scrappy fun! Have a wonderful Sunday and a great week! xoxo! 
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Craftin Desert Divas February Release Blog Hop


CDD February Stamp Release
Blog Hop!


   We're so happy to share with you our February stamp release. We have 5 new stamp sets that are being released today.  All stamps are in the CDD Shop and available for purchase.

   Okay, there's lots to share today...let's just get right to the stamps then! 

   Purchase HERE






   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.

   Here are the release specials for you:
1. Use Code: FEB to receive 10% off your entire order. Sale ends 2/22 10pm MST.
2. Use Code: FreeShip to receive free shipping in the US with a $30 minimum purchase (before tax & shipping) in the CDD Shop
 Offer ends Feb.22


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

(insert freebie SVG pic)

   Today I have created for you....


 





Sending Love (you + me =)

   Giveaway!!!
1. Craftin Desert Divas- 1 stamp each day.
2. Too Cute by Jessica - $25. gift card for regularly-priced patterns.

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

   There is a link to this free SVG pattern somewhere in today's hop lineup. Keep on the look out!!!


    We have a new lineup and freebie for tomorrow's hop! So do come back!

    Next to hang out with...KAREN!!! 




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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Crafting Desert Divas February Sneak Peek Day 2

  

    Today is Day 2 of the sneak peeks for the February stamp release at Craftin Desert Divas. We have 5 new stamp sets in this release.

    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: FEB to receive 10% off your entire order. Sale ends 2/22 10pm MST.
2. Use Code: FreeShip to receive free shipping in the US with a $30 minimum purchase (before tax & shipping) in the CDD Shop
 Offer ends Feb.22
   
   Each day, there will be a new FREE SVG pattern.  You can email craftindesertdivas@gmail.com or send a message to the CDD  Facebook page to request it. You must comment and follow each blog in order to get the free file. Join us this Saturday & Sunday for our hop and more free files!!!

   Today we are showcasing the It's All About Zoo stamp set! 

   And here is the card I created today! That darling image and sweetest sentiment...plus a couple other great sets were used! 


   I just adore stamping on pattern paper with a little ink to add dimension!





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 Saturday.

   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.
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Craftin Desert Divas February Sneak Peek Day 1



   Today is Day 1 of the sneak peeks for the February stamp release at Craftin Desert Divas. We have 5 new stamp sets in this release! Yay!

   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: FEB to receive 10% off your entire order. Sale ends 2/22 10pm MST.
2. Use Code: FreeShip to receive free shipping in the US with a $30 minimum purchase (before tax & shipping) in the CDD Shop
 Offer ends Feb.22
   Each day, there will be a new FREE SVG pattern.  You can email craftindesertdivas@gmail.com or send a message to the CDD  Facebook page to request it. You must comment and follow each blog in order to get the free file. Join us this Saturday & Sunday for our hop and more free files!!!



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 Saturday.

   Here is my project for today! I had the most amazing time creating this! The stamps stamped very well with Distress Ink. This water based ink is not known for "good" stamp but I still think it did stamp well on the watercolor paper. But I was mainly using that as my guide for my Distress Ink watercoloring. 

   I added just a hint of shimmer to the balloon and the flowers. This may be one of my favorite projects so far for CDD! 


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 here and at the CDD blog tomorrow for more sneak peeks.
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