Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Winter Cheer ~Craftin Desert Divas Mini December Release~

   We have having a MINI Release for December for Craftin Desert Divas! Our beloved digi stamps are being made into stamps! Thanks to your suggestions and requests! We have 2 darling sets to share, today and tomorrow!

   Check out our event page here

   The images were colored mainly with Spectrum Noir markers, though I did add in a bit of colored pencil as well. I gave a light halo of yellow around the images using colored pencils. I did the same for creating an area to ground the images. And then I came in from the outside in with distress inks. 

     You can find all the details by heading to the CDD shop to purchase this sweet new stamp set! 

    I used our Stitched Circle Die and some sequins on the card! 

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Monday, December 12, 2016

December Social Media Challenge

   Hi! I'm posting today to share a card for the Craftin Desert Divas monthly challenge, our Social Media Mood Board is a great photo collage for inspiration, it helps you create a project using something from CDD and then you just post using #CDDMONTHLY. So great, and don't forget to share on our FB gallery here

   Can I just say that I'm giving you all permission to make simpler cards! Nice of me, right? Though it's not always easy to keep to a more simple design, they can still be so cute! And you've got to give yourself permission to create, even if you have less time and that means not creating something that's over the top. So, with that being said, I really like this simple card. I took my time watercoloring this and fussy cutting it out and so went with a clean and simple base.

   I did a bit of masking to add the Santa hat directly to the gingerbread boy from Sweet Season. I cut a slit in the mug from Kitchen Cuties to add the candy cane from Tis the Season. I also mixed sentiments from both of those stamp sets as well.

   Here's our gorgeous Mood Board...

   And the product links...
Sweet Season
Kitchen Cuties
Tis The Season
   Hope you'll join us and share if you create! Don't forget #CDDMONTHLY
   Also, join us TOMORROW for a mini release! You will NOT want to miss the next 2 days! I'll be back to share! Hugs! 
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Hello You ~Craftin Desert Divas~

   Oh gosh, I hope you like this card share today! I shared yesterday...and just a lot this week due to our November Release Week at CDD! Good stuff all week long. Today we are sharing for a DARLING new set called Hello You. Actually, you can find the entire new release here! Check it out!
   This card idea was my very first thought when I first saw this. To have this little gift sitting on some Christmas gifts. I so gotta make this again but do a birthday version! I used the matching single bow from Sweet Season and then drew the rest of the gifts and ribbon. Coloring was done with Spectrum Noir alcohol makers. Additions were done with a white and glitter gel pen. And just for something a tiny bit different, I clustered the snow as if it were falling from the left corner into the bottom right of the card. 

   Here are the sets I used...
Hello You

Sweet Season

Santa's Helpers

   Hope you like this one!!! Thanks for visiting so often lately!!!
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Oh So Very ~Craftin Desert Divas~

Oh So Very

   We have the best new script font stamp set at CDD! Beyond thrilled with it and can't wait to use it over and over. I used the new set to mix and match my very own sentiment! 

   I colored this sweet little card with colored pencils and added a drop shadow to all the stamping. Pretty thrilled at this card (this is one that I wish I had stamped multiples of). Definitely takes time to color but had I stamped a few copies, I could of colored at different times. Oh well. Maybe I'll remake another time?

   Hope you are enjoying our November Release week at CDD! Lots of projects to share all week long...join us

   Come back tomorrow...you'll LOVE tomorrow stamp set! Promise! 
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Monday, November 28, 2016

Oh Nuts, Get Well Wishes ~Craftin Desert Divas~

Oh Nuts! Get Well Wishes!
   Hiya! Oh my, I sure do hope you all had the most amazing Thanksgiving. I do want to acknowledge that it's not always the easiest of holidays. I also know that some are dealing with enormous lost at this time and my heart goes out to them and to others that are hurting during this season. My prayers are with you as I'm not ignorant that this isn't just another happy holiday for all of us. 
   My card today is for CDD and our #CDDMONTHLY Social Media Mood Board Challenge. A mouth full but it's easy to play. Create a project inspired by our photo, share it somewhere on social media with our hashtag and there ya go...goodies to be won monthly just for sharing. Sweet! Don't forget to also share on the CDD gallery over on FB
   Here's our warm and cozy inspiration collage. 
   I thought this was gentle, warm and perfect for a pick me up for someone feeling a little yucky. I used white and browns and colored these little cuties with colored pencils. I used the smallest circle die to create these panels which were cut from the base, and then their own layer as well which I popped. 

   I used a few CDD goodies...

Autumn Wishes

Wishful Thoughts
Stitched in Circle Dies
   Thanks for stopping by today! 
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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Another Die Cut Background Card ~Craftin Desert Divas~

Another Die Cut Background Card
Merry & Bright

   I am sharing with you today here and over at Craftin Desert Divas! I am so pleased to share this bright and happy winter card with you! Honestly think this is a card I could make over and over again. Too cute! 
   I made the main focus of this card the new Winter Wonderland dies. By creating a tone on tone background, as well as the multi colored circle panel. Which I layered some vellum over to soften it slightly. 

   I added this sweet little fox stamped image along with a sentiment from Santa's Helpers. Colored with Spectrum Noir markers. The sentiment was embossed and added to a hand trimmed banner. 
   If you've been around CDD or my blog, maybe you have recently seen my addiction to playing with this background? If not, you can find similar projects here and here. Check them out! 

Here are the products I used today.

Winter Wonderland Dies
Stitched in Circle Die
Have a good one! 
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Friday, November 18, 2016

Die Cut Background Layout ~Craftin Desert Divas~

Snow Much Fun 

   I created a scrapbook page! What? Yes, yes I did! For Craftin Desert Divas. My first scrap page in, well awhile. So sad. But I missed it and this was a great start back! And believe it or not, most of the main elements are all from one of our newest released dies, Winter Wonderland! Pretty cool to pull an entire layout together pretty much only using a single die set. Wood embellishments not included, obviously. 

   You can see I created a textured background by die cutting the images and gluing them flat onto the background using the same color paper.  I would highly recommend that you choose your photos and design first. That way you can glue down the die cut images around the empty space. It was a considerable job to do this, but having done it for areas that would end up covered would have been a huge waste of time! This step will save you, believe me! 

    And of course, these white flowers were created with the die as well! 
    I recently created this card for our #CDDMONTHLY Social Media Mood Board Challenge that also features another design using this same die background. I think it's the next post here on my blog...so you can keep scrolling if you've not seen it! 

Winter Wonderland Dies
   Thankful to have you stop in!!! Enjoy your weekend friends!!!
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Monday, November 14, 2016

Die Cut Background Holiday Card ~Craftin Desert Divas~

   I'll admit to a new obsession. This background! OMG, how I love it! So with that being said, you'll see it again (and again) coming up. Thanks to Craftin Desert Divas for creating this crazy amazing new Winter Wonderland die!

   So it's #CDDMONTHLY time! Our Social Media Mood Board Challenge! Create a project inspired by the mood board, use something from CDD and post into any media outlet with our hashtag. We've got monthly prizes and it's a great way to get your awesome creations seen! 

  Oh...that is a sexy background...

   Loving this card! I kept it monotone with the browns and golds but I love how all the details play off each other. Classy. I also like that this could easily be given to a guy as well, not too feminine.

   Here are the CDD links to the products used...some of my FAVS, I tell you!

(border stitch) 

   Enjoy your week friends! It's almost Thanksgiving week! Whoa! ;) 
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