Sunday, November 29, 2015

Craftin Desert Divas CHRISTMAS Linky Party


Christmas Blessings Watercolor 

   Hi darling friends! I hope you all had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving! The kids and I spent a handful of days at my parents house and enjoyed every minute of the time with family! I did my very first baking projects since having gone gluten free and my pie turned out super yummy! One of my sisters even went as far as saying my pie was better then my mom's! Win! =) 

   I do want to say to those that are suffering pains of the heart this season, because I know so many are. Know I am thinking and praying for you...it's not lost on me that this year is extremely difficult for some...

   Well I'm blogging today to share the Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party...a good and long one so folks have time to join us! Yay! I think this card is my favorite for the season so far...


   We have our usual treats to offer as prizes...a stamp set of choice from CDD and $25 for Too Cute by Jessica's online shop! Good luck!


    I created this teal watercolor background and added some beautiful metallic paint and splashes of gold. This is so lovely in person! Also, this stamp set by CDD is my favorite...so perfect for the season!


   We have been having so much holiday fun so far! It's been wonderful...this week will be a busy and crafty one as I prepare 700 small cone Christmas trees for our annual woman's event at church! Thank God for my girlfriends because this will take a village to get these created! Well, girlfriends and dad's because my dad actually helped a lot over the Thanksgiving holiday. Pretty cute! I'll take photos and share next week.

   Have a blessed week! 
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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Craftin Desert Divas November Release Blog Hop Day 2

   Welcome to the CDD November Product Release Blog Hop. 
 All stamps & dies are in the CDD shop and now available for purchase. 

   For this release we have (4) new 2x3 mini stamps and (3) new 5x7 stamp sets and 
2 new die sets I've created again this release exclusively for CDD!!!

Cheers
2x3 mini stamp set
Chickie
2x3 mini stamp set
Little Birdie
2x3 mini stamp set
Tons
2x3 mini stamp set
Busy Bees
5x7 stamp set
Home Sweet Home
5x7 stamp set
Across The Border
5x7 stamp set
Pocket Pieces Hello Dies
Stitched Scallop Dies


You can purchase them here.
Free shipping on $75.00 or more.


   I created a trio of gift card holder tags. I love how these turned out and I love how you can so easily combine our die cuts with ones created from electronic machines. All 3 banner shapes our exclusive CDD dies. As well as the sentiment and the super fun background stamp. 
   


   I've inked all the edges but to also add some interest I heat embossed the stamping in white. The snowflake and heart on the bottom left, the sentiment and background stamping on the green gift card holder and vellum banner. 




   I used a lot of CDD products so here's the list and in this month's release, Across the Border and Pocket Pieces Hello. Other CDD products include

Tis the Season (sentiment)

Chilly (snowflake, heart)

Tag It (to, from)

Mix It Up Dies (long banner)


   Here are the specials for this release:
**FREE shipping everywhere, no code necessary!!  We are also going to have a Pre Black Friday Sale, the biggest sale of the year.  The entire shop will be 20% off starting the day of the blog hop!  Free shipping and sale ends 11/29 10pm MST
Stamps and dies are made in the USA.




   Here is today's SVG freebie.  Each stop along the way there will be a code letter for the freebie code.  You must comment and follow each blog in order to get the free file.  The file will be available in the shop at http://craftindesertdivas.com/ just for that day.  Just add it to your cart and enter the letters you collected at each stop for the special code word at checkout to receive your free file download.  **The code word and free file will be available that day ONLY so please be sure to visit the link.


   I hope you enjoyed this release and will join us again tomorrow for more projects and day 2 of our blog hop release.  Thank you so much!!

   Your code letter from me is: D

   We want to thank each and every one of you who joined us these past days in our Facebook hops as well as our blog hops! We hope you have enjoyed the projects and will enjoy our new release! Glad to have you!

   Don't forget to stop in to pick up your hop freebie...enjoy the rest of your week! 

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Craftin Desert Divas November Release Blog Hop Day 1


Welcome to the CDD November Product Release Blog Hop.
All stamps & dies are in the CDD shop and now available for purchase. 

For this release we have (4) new 2x3 mini stamps and (3) new 5x7 stamp sets and 2 new die sets
that I'm proud to say I've designed again just for CDD! 

Cheers
2x3 mini stamp set

Chickie
2x3 mini stamp set

Little Birdie
2x3 mini stamp set

Tons
2x3 mini stamp set

Busy Bees
5x7 stamp set

Home Sweet Home
5x7 stamp set

Across The Border
5x7 stamp set

Pocket Pieces Hello Dies

Stitched Scallop Dies

You can purchase them here.
Free shipping on $75.00 or more.

   I wanted to do something a bit different for the hop and to my surprise, I actually didn't use any stamps! Eek! But I did use the heck out of the newly designed Pocket Pieces Hello die set! I wanted to give you an example of how versatile this set is so you can see that it goes well beyond a handmade card...



   The photo below has lots of the new dies used...the gold scallop and gold tickets layered, as well as the tabbed notecard. I can't get enough of that shape!


   And I may be feeling a bit obsessed with this banner! I love the shape that offers a window cut out, or a solid piece if you cut those apart. This one was layered with a tab shape offered in the set. Lots and lots of options...the 2 combined Pocket Pieces die sets that CDD now offers has some of the most creative options of any die sets out there...so says the designer! LOL!!!!


   Ok friends here are the specials for this release:
**FREE shipping everywhere, no code necessary!!  We are also going to have a Pre Black Friday Sale, the biggest sale of the year.  The entire shop will be 20% off starting the day of the blog hop!  Free shipping and sale ends 11/29 10pm MST Stamps and dies are made in the USA.





    Here is today's SVG freebie.  Each stop along the way there will be a code letter for the freebie code.  You must comment and follow each blog in order to get the free file.  The file will be available in the shop at http://craftindesertdivas.com/ just for that day.  Just add it to your cart and enter the letters you collected at each stop for the special code word at checkout to receive your free file download.  **The code word and free file will be available that day ONLY so please be sure to visit the link.


   I hope you enjoyed this release and will join us again tomorrow for more projects and day 2 of our blog hop release.  Thank you so much!!

   Your code letter from me is: D

   You've got one more stop and that's to pick up your freebie...head on over here! Thanks for coming by and see you tomorrow for the last day of our November release!!! 

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Friday through Sunday Facebook Hop


   Hey all! This weekend is the Craftin Desert Divas November Release Facebook Hops...Friday through Monday actually. Though I'll be posting just the first 3 days...these start tomorrow morning at 3am EST. 

    I wanted to share on my blog as well if you happened to catch this here first. You can head here first and find your way. Each hop day includes FREE cut files so there's always something fun to get! 

   Hope you'll visit and see some sneaks of the NEW dies I've designed again this release! 

   Our release blog hop will happen next week on Tuesday and Wednesday so see you then! 

   Here is a sneak of what you'll see on Facebook...



    Have a wonderful weekend friends!!! 
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Two for Tuesday Craftin Desert Divas


Making Spirits Bright

   Hey all! I'm so excited to be sharing this post today with my girlfriend Steph! This fun posting day at Craftin Desert Divas is called Two for Tuesday and 2 design team members share a post using the same CDD image but in their own unique ways. Steph's project is so super cute, make sure you check that out at CDD too! 

   Not sure if you had come by yesterday but I had posted an elegant sparkley card yesterday for our CDD Linky Party. That tone on tone card inspired this one today. I wanted to create my own background and so did that with using the wreath from our Stitched in Circles die. I laid that background first and then used the In Line die to cut the thought bubble border. So that cut out and revealed the inside of the card. 


   To add detail and attention to the main image, I stacked wreathes together to give them more dimension. To also add a pop of color,  I the layered those in a bright pink and splattered the background with pink ink. The popped wreath, snowflakes and scarf all have a nice touch of Wink of Stella. That detail was tricky to photograph! My little reindeer was colored with Spectrum Noir markers.


   Here are all the products I used from CDD! 
Holiday Helpers
(image and part of sentiment: making spirits)
Tis the Season
(sentiment- bright)
Stitched in Circles Dies
In Line Dies
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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Make it Sparkle ~Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party~


Snowflake Sparkle

   Hi friends! I have a lovely holiday card to share with you today for the Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party. Our Make it Sparkle challenge really was the starting point for this card. To keep the sparkle the highlight of this card, I kept the design clean and white on white. 


   Before I show you the card in full...when you join our Linky Party you have a chance to win some goodies! A stamp set of your choice from CDD or $25 at Too Cute By Jessica. 


   Here we go! The white embossed sentiment on vellum still stands out on the card. I wanted some detail on the background so I used Versamark over a confetti stencil. There is this cool embossing powder that turns sticky when heated so it's a perfect way to add glitter! 


Tis the Season 

   Okay, that does it! Thanks for coming through today! 
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