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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Decorate to Celebrate #73 - Easter Part 2 or Birthdays

Happy Wednesday!! It's time for another challenge at Decorate to Celebrate!! We enjoyed seeing all of your awesome Easter Baskets so we want to see more from you!! Let's celebrate everything wonderful about bunnies, chocolates, Good Friday, the Resurrection or birthdays with your table decorations, party banners, pennants, yard signs, cupcakes, party favors and more :)


I found the tutorial for this basket HERE. The solid paper is from The Paper Studio. I can't remember where the flowered paper is from, but I think it's Basic Grey. The tag is a Spellbinders Tags and Flags die. The bunny is a Spellbinders Easter Fun die. It was colored with TH Distress Markers in Victorian Velvet, Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans and although it looks pink in the picture, the carrot was colored with Spiced Marmalade and popped up with foam tape (so it is orange!!). The banner is a Spellbinders Ribbon Banner Die. The gorgeous crinkle ribbon is from my sweet friend Karen of Little Scrap Pieces.

I am linking this up in the following challenges:
  1. DL.Art - April Linky
  2. DL.Art Thankful Thursday #130 - Easter
  3. Just B Creative Crazy - April Linky
  4. Lia Stampz #63 - Pastel Colors
Now it's your turn!! Head on over to Decorate to Celebrate to see the amazing projects my talented design team sisters have created for today's challenge. Then link up your Easter or Birthday Decorations...I can't wait to see what you create :)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Craft It Up & Link It Up - Color Challenge

Happy Monday!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!! It was sunny and in the mid 70's all weekend here...perfect weather :) It's time for another fun challenge at Craftin Desert Divas. The challenge this week is a Color Challenge...you must use at least one of the colors in the the inspiration photo. Our sponsors are: Artful Delights: A Card Kit; 3GirlJam: $10 G.C.; and Resale ClipArt: $10 G.C.


The papers for this card are from Prima's Sunny Days. The edges were distressed with a Zutter Distress-It-All. I've had several people ask about one and I purchased mine a few years ago online. But I just noticed that my local Hobby Lobby is now carrying them so you could use a 40% off coupon!!


The burlap in the center and the next two layers were cut with Spellbinders Card Creator Basics dies, followed by a Spellbinders Fancy Weave die. The butterfly is a Memory Box die and it was popped up wit foam tape. The flowers are from Michaels.


The gorgeous crinkle ribbon is from my sweet friend Karen of Little Scrap Pieces. The tag is a Spellbinders Charmed I'm sure die. "Sunshine Smiles" is from Tara's awesome new Summer Lovin' stamp set:


You can purchase this stamp set, along with Punny and Teenage Dream in the Craftin Desert Divas shop HERE.


You can use one, two or all of the colors in the above inspiration photo.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Winged Things
  2. DL.Art - April Linky
  3. Just B Creative Crazy - April Linky
Now it's your turn!! Head on over to Craftin Desert Divas to see the amazing projects my talented design team sisters have created for today's challenge, then Craft It Up & Link It Up!! I can't wait to see what you create :)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

A Day For Play

Happy Saturday!! I hope you have fun plans for the weekend!! It's my turn to post on the Craftin Desert Divas blog and I have a springy card to share with you today featuring sentiments from Tara's Summer Lovin' stamp set!!


When I think of spring, I think of flowers, sunshine, butterflies and bike rides. I tried to recreate that feeling with this card :)


I used several dies to create the scene. The Gas Lamp Sign Die is from Die-Versions (have you seen the new April Back to Basics 2 release?? The new dies are gorgeous!! Click HERE to see what's new!!). The bike is from Marianne Designs, the grass is from My Creative Time and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.


The stitched flag die and sun are from Lil' Inker. Fun in the Sun is from Summer Lovin' as is...


...A Day For Play. For this one, I masked off the words to stamp it vertically. Look at all the fun sentiments and fonts on this set:


You can purchase this set, along with the Teenage Dream and Punny at the Craftin Desert Divas Shop. And we would love to see your projects using any of the three stamp sets in our Craftin Desert Divas Gallery.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. DL.Art - April Linky
  2. Just B Creative Crazy - April Linky
Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Happy Birthday Ballerina

Happy Wednesday!! We're halfway to the weekend already!! It really is amazing how fast time flies. I've had this ballerina die for a while and wanted to use her, so I have a birthday card to share with you today :)


I have become completely addicted to my Zutter Distress-It-All. I can't seem to stop using it!! I am going to wear the poor little motor out :) The base paper is heavyweight cardstock from Canvas Corp. The patterned papers are from Prima's Lyric stack


The doily behind the flowers is from XCut. The flowers are a mixture of Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts. I added tulle and string behind and some white crinkle ribbon for the bow. The buttons inside the flowers are Die-Versions Buttons dies. The butterfly is another current obsession of mine. It's from Memory Box. I cut it once in black and once in the Prima paper. The corner gems are Prima Say It In Crystals.


Isn't this wooden banner awesome?? I found them at Joann...they are from Jillibean Soup. The Happy Birthday stamp is from my sweet friend Jo's new Personalize It stamp set. You can find it in her store 3 Twenty Crafts. It was stamped with Versafine Onyx ink.


I wanted to be a ballerina when I was five...I wore my pink tutu everywhere :) This gorgeous ballerina is a Marianne die. She was covered in Martha Stewart Carrera Marble Glitter, popped up with foam tape and balanced on the sentiment flag.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Craft It Up & Link It Up - Anything Goes
  2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Birthday
  3. DL.Art - April Linky
  4. Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday
  5. Funday Friday Challenge - Anything Goes
  6. Just B Creative Crazy - April Linky
  7. Word Art Wednesday #121 - Anything Goes
  8. Eclectic Paperie ePlay Challenge - Wood
  9. Really Reasonable Ribbon #92 - Flowers or Buttons or Bows
  10. Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes w/Handmade Bow
  11. The Crafty Bloggers Network - Die Cutting or Embossing
  12. 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
  13. Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes 
  14. Pile It On #14 - Feminine
  15. A Creative Romance - Spring Flowers
  16. Scrapping4fun Challenge - Anything Goes
  17. Crafty Hands Challenge - Shabby Chic
  18. The Ribbon Girl - Use Ribbon
  19. Crafty Calender Challenge - Things With Wings
  20. Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything Goes
  21. Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
  22. Crafty Girls #15 - Anything Goes
  23. Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
  24. Papertake Weekly - Spring Has Sprung
Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Ride The Waves!!

Happy Tuesday everyone!! I hope you are having a great week so far!! It's my turn to post on the Craftin Desert Diva's blog and I have a project to share with you today using Tara's awesome new Summer Lovin' and Teenage Dream stamp sets!!


I am so loving these new stamps...so many fun uses!! I created a surfing-themed card to showcase the sentiments. The background paper is from Recollections. Spellbinders Standard Circles Large were used to cut the circles and the edges were sanded. The surfers are from Taylored Expression's Ride the Waves stamp set.


The waves are a Taylored Expressions Ride The Wave Border die. The surfboards are Taylored Expressions Surfboard die, with matching stamps from the Ride The Waves stamp set.


The banner is a Spellbinders Nautical Frames and Accents die. Ride the Waves is from the Summer Lovin' stamp set. #Dope and...


...#awesomity are from the Teenage Dream stamp set:

  

You can purchase both of these sets, along with the fun Punny set at the Craftin Desert Divas Shop. And we would love to see your projects using any of the three stamp sets in our Craftin Desert Divas Gallery.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. DL.Art - April Linky
  2. Funday Friday Challenge - Anything Goes
  3. Every Day is an Occasion - April Linky
  4. Just B Creative Crazy - April Linky
Finally, after what seems like the never-ending winter, there are signs of spring!!


I took this on Sunday...my first Daffodil of the year!! Okay, so it's not totally open yet, but it's close!! It's rained practically non-stop since so I couldn't go out and get a picture when it was fully open. But it still makes me happy to look at :) Thanks so much for stopping by!!
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