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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Craftin Desert Divas August Stamp Release Blog Hop


Welcome to our sixth Craftin Desert Diva's stamp release blog hop!! We're super excited to share with you in full the CDD August release stamps. There are four new stamps that are being released today in the Craftin Desert Divas Shop and are available now for purchase.

**All stamps with images have a FREE SVG (digital cut file)**
This makes it so easy, you just cut out the image and then stamp on it. The SVG cut file will be in the CDD Gallery for you to download or after purchase just send Tara an email at craftindesertdivas@gmail.com to claim your SVG cut for the stamp set you purchased.

So without further ado here are the latest stamp sets:



Capture The Good Times


We have a few specials starting today!!
  • Every purchase receives a FREE Too Cute by Jessica SVG pattern made especially for this release.
  • With a minimum 2 stamp purchase you will receive a FREE mini stamp.
  • Tara will add it to your order.
  • Use code: AUGUST to save 20% off your ENTIRE purchase.
  • The mini stamp & sale will end Aug. 31, 2014.
Here is the free pattern with purchase:


Here is the free mini stamp with any 2 stamp purchase:

Approx 3 x 2

Tara is giving away one stamp set each day & Too Cute by Jessica is giving away $25 gift card to her store (regular priced items).

And now for my project....


I created a mixed media canvas for my project today. I loved the July Tim Holtz tag so I wanted a look similar to that. Wendy Vecchi Translucent Embossing Paste was applied through a TH Bubbles Stencil for some texture. The fish are a from a punch I've had forever. They were covered with Glossy Accents.


Sea Sallie, the beautiful mermaid is a Prima Julie Nutting Doll stamp. Her hair and skin were colored with Prismacolor Pencils. A Rubber Stampede Crackle-Background stamp was used on her tail. It was then covered with Glossy Accents, as was the TH Seahorse die. The sea grasses are from the TH Spring Greenery die. The starfish and shells are from my stash. They were covered with Ranger Antiquities Verdigris Embossing Powder. Cork paper was used for the bottom of the ocean.


The sentiment is from the awesome Capture The Good Times stamp set. It was heat embossed with Veridgris and the edges were inked with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
  2. DL.Art - August Linky
Next up on the line-up is one of our Guest Designers, the amazing Debbie. Be sure to hop with us tomorrow!! Winners will be picked from a different blog each day,so the more you comment the more chances you have to win.

Craftin Desert Diva's Shop
CDD Gallery - We'd love you to share your projects using the CDD stamps.


Blogs on the hop:

Sat. 8/23
CDD - www.craftindesertdivas.com
Lisa - http://indymermaid.blogspot.com/ < YOU ARE HERE
Debbie - http://debspaperpalooza.blogspot.com/
Sukie - http://scrappindhilly.blogspot.com/
Georgiana - http://carsonscricutcreations.blogspot.com/
Michelle P. - http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com/
Michelle B. - http://michellescricutfun.blogspot.com/
Karen - http://craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com/
Mayra - http://mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com/
Melissa - http://iliketocreate.blogspot.com/
Jessica - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Too-Cute-by-Jessica/196421370434846

Sun. 8/24
CDD - www.craftindesertdivas.com
Kathy - http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/
Roberta - www.txscrappermom.blogspot.com
Millie - http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com/
Lori - http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/
Emily - http://molliemugsblog.blogspot.com/
Shelly - http://mypaperlove.blogspot.com/
Jenny - http://crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/
Marina - https://www.facebook.com/creativecandy4u
Jessica - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Too-Cute-by-Jessica/196421370434846

Friday, August 22, 2014

Wish

This is my second post of the day. For my Die-Versions post, click HERE.


I have one more Spellbinders A Gilded Life project to share with you. For this necklace, I used the Spellbinders A Gilded Life Crown Bezel. Spellbinders A Gilded Life Crown Circle dies were used to cut the paper for the background and then a smaller piece of Spellbinders Media Mixage Iridescent Translucents. A Spellbinders Standard Circles Small die was used for the inside circle. Wish is from JustRite Stamps Grateful Hearts Vintage Labels 2 stamp set. Gems were added and then the bezel was filled in with Glossy Accents. Once it dried, more gems were added to the outside.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Spellbinders A Gilded Life Contest
  2. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
  3. DL.Art - August Linky
 Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Die-Versions Holiday Icon Ornaments

Happy Friday, everyone!! It's my turn to post on the Die-Versions blog HERE. I'm featuring dies from the latest Christmas in July release.


I love the Holiday Icon Ornaments dies from this release. Like their name, they make perfect ornaments for the Christmas tree. So I created a few different ornaments to share with you.


First I cut them in cardboard so they would have some weight and then cut two more layers in double sided sticky tape for each side. If you joined us for our hop last week, you saw the amazing projects that were created by combining Die-Versions dies with Sparkle N Sprinkle Glitters and Embossing Powders. I use the awesome SNS glitter for the ornaments. To get the two different colors on some of the ornaments, I just removed the sticky tape covering the icon, coated it with glitter, and then removed the outside border and added a different color.


I also created 3 dimensional ornaments by cutting four layers of the dies, scoring them in half and attaching them together.


On a couple of the images like the reindeer, one of the layers had to be cut with the designer paper up so that it would align with they were glued together (if that makes sense!!).

Thanks so much for stopping by!! :)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

CDD August Stamp Release Sneak Peeks - Day 3


Today is Day 3 of the August stamp release at Craftin Desert Divas. We have four new stamp sets in this release. Day 4 sneak peeks are going to be a larger 5x7 stamp set!! These images and sentiments will also come with a matching SVG cut file that is FREE to you.

There are a few specials during this release we want to share with you:
  • Every purchase receives a FREE Too Cute by Jessica SVG pattern made especially for this release.
  • Any minimum 2 Stamp purchase will receive a FREE mini stamp.
  • Both stamp & pattern will be revealed during the hop.
  • Also there will be a sale 20% off your ENTIRE purchase using code: August, starting on Saturday. The free mini stamp & sale will end Aug. 31, 2014.
Welcome to Day 3 of Craftin Desert Divas August stamp release!! Each day we will be giving you a sneak peek at one of the four new stamp sets. Then, on Saturday and Sunday, we will have a blog hop with prizes each day. There are some amazing creations being shared today during this stamp release. We also have some special guest designers who will be joining us.

Today we are showcasing the Capture the Good Times stamp set.

We have (3) 4x6 and (1) 5x7 stamp sets.
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 Diva's stamps. In this group we first show previews, have giveaways and much more!

Here is my sneak peek project ....


For my project, I made a camera-themed canvas, using stamps from the awesome new CDD Capture the Good Times stamp set and lots of Tim Holtz products. The background canvas was covered with paper from TH. The four panels were covered with a mixture of Tea Dye, Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress Inks. TH stencils were used as well.


Life is Like a Camera was stamped on a Spellbinders Snapshot die. It was heat embossed with black and white embossing powder and covered with Glossy Accents.


Focus On What's Important was also heat embossed.


Capture the Good Times was stamped on a Spellbinders Postage Stamp die and heat embossed.


Develop from the negatives was also heat embossed. The two cameras are also from the CDD Capture the Good Times stamp set.


And the final sentiment was also heat embossed. I just love this phrase and wanted to create something to tie all of the sentiments together :)

I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
  2. DL.Art - August Linky

Sneak Peek Giveaway!!

All You have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have for winning!!

Tara will announce today's winner tomorrow. The winner will be picked from a different blog every day, so be sure to visit and leave comments.

Thank you all so much for joining us today and I hope you will come back tomorrow for more sneak peeks.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hope

This is my second post of the day. For the Decorate to Celebrate post, click HERE.


Today I have a home decor project to share with you. I started with a piece of pink vellum and adhered tulle and sequin ribbon. I then cut two Spellbinders A Gilded Life Rose Medallion Dies in pink vellum and one in Spellbinders Media Mixage Iridescent Translucents in pearl and attached it to the candle.



The pendant is a Spellbinders A Gilded Life Love Wings and I just snipped off the top ring. I used a technique on the background that I saw on a blog and thought it looked awesome, but now I can't remember where I saw it. So I would love to give credit to whoever came up with the idea. I stamped it with Versamark and then heat embossed it with Stampendous Vintage Embossing Powder. I used a Spellbinders A Gilded Life Heart Die to cut another piece of Media Mixage Iridescent Translucents. Hope is from JustRite Stamps Grateful Hearts Vintage Labels 2, and it was heat embossed with gold embossing powder. The heart was then applied to the pendant with Glossy Accents, which were also added to the wings and crown. Sugar Coating was added to the wings and crown while the Glossy Accents was still wet.


I am entering this in the following challenges:


  1. Spellbinders A Gilded Life Contest
  2. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
  3. DL.Art - August Linky
Thanks so much for stopping by!!
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