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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bloom Where You're Planted

Happy Wednesday!! I hope you are having a wonderful week!! I've been out of town for a few days so I'm hoping this posts when it is supposed to :) It's my turn to post on the Craftin Desert Divas blog and I have a card to share with you using the new Blooming For You stamp set.


The papers are from Prima's Natures Garden stack. The edges were distressed with a DIA. The strip of butterflies down the side is Tim Holtz Tissue Tape.


The stamp is a Tim Holtz Spring Sprung. It was stamped with Wendy Vecchi Fern Green Archival Ink and then stamped again without reinking for s ghosting effect. The butterflies are a punch and they were covered with Doodlebug Designs Sugar Coating. The crinkle ribbon is from my sweet friend Karen of Little Scrap Pieces. The button is a Die-Versions Wee Petites Button die.


The frame is from The Paper Studio Spare Parts. Bloom Where You're Planted is from the Blooming for You stamp set. I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder to match the frame.


You can purchase this stamp set, as well as all of the stamps at the Craftin Desert Divas Shop. And we would love to see your projects using any of the stamp sets in our Craftin Desert Divas Gallery.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
  2. DL.Art - July Linky
  3. Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
 Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great day :)

Friday, July 25, 2014

CDD July Stamp Release Blog Hop!!


Welcome to our fifth Craftin Desert Diva's stamp release blog hop!! I'm super excited to share with you in full the CDD July release stamps. There are five new stamps that are being released today in the Craftin Desert Divas Shop and are available now for purchase.

So without further ado here are the latest stamp sets:

Gotta Wear Shades - purchase HERE

Lil Bit Buggie - purchase HERE

School Zone - purchase HERE

All Star Sports - purchase HERE

Blooming For You - purchase HERE

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
  • Use code: JULY to save 20% off your ENTIRE purchase
The mini stamp & sale will end Aug. 1, 2014.

Here is the free pattern with purchase:


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


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).

Here is the project I created...


For my project, I created a mixed media canvas. I can't remember the name of the papers I used...it was a mixed-media pack I picked up on clearance at Hobby Lobby a while ago. I used gesso and acrylic paint on the background. Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste was used through a Crafter's Workshop Reverse Chicken Wire stencil. I used several stamps on the background, including a Tim Holtz Cracks stamp and the flowers that are on the new CDD Blooming For You set. The chandelier is from The Paper Studio Spare Parts and it's draped with tulle. The butterfly is from Memory Box and covered with Doodlebug Designs Sugar Coating. The flowers are a mixture of Prima and The Paper Studio. Memory Box Floral Vines were cut in velum and tucked among the blooms, along with twine.


The doll is a Julie Nutting's Priscilla with Top Hat. I used a Tim Holtz script stamp on her and colored her with Prismacolor Pencils. Tulle was added for her skirt. She was outlined in charcoal.


Take Time to Smell the Flowers and the butterfly are from the the CDD Blooming for You stamp set.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. DL.Art - July Linky
  2. Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Next up on the Line Up is the amazing, sweet and talented Shelly. 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:

Fri 7/25
Tara - www.craftindesertdivas.com
Kathy - https://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com
Sukie - http://scrappindhilly.blogspot.com
Georgiana - http://www.carsonscricutcreations.blogspot.com/
Lisa - http://indymermaid.blogspot.com < YOU ARE HERE
Shelly - http://mypaperlove.blogspot.com/
Michelle - http://michellescricutfun.blogspot.com/
Michelle P - http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com
Karen - http://craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com/
Marina - https://www.facebook.com/creativecandy4u
Jessica - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Too-Cute-by-Jessica

Sat 7/26
Tara - www.craftindesertdivas.com
Kathy - https://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com
Ilda - http://www.ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com/
Mayra - http://mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com/
Migdalia - http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com
Emily - http://molliemugsblog.blogspot.com
Melissa - http://iliketocreate.blogspot.com/
Jenny - http://crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/
Lori - http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com
Jessi - http://www.mylifeinartsncrafts.co
Jessica - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Too-Cute-by-Jessica

Thursday, July 24, 2014

CDD Sneak Peeks Day 5 - If Friends Were Flowers


Today starts the July stamp release at Craftin Desert Divas. We have some exciting news to share with you!! Tara has added some adorable Trina Clark images to go with her sentiments. These images will also come with a 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 2 Stamp purchase will receive a FREE mini stamp. Both stamp & pattern will be revealed during the hop.
  • There will also be a sale 20% off your ENTIRE purchase using code:JULY starting on Friday. The free mini stamp & sale will end Aug.1,2014.
Welcome to Day 5 of Craftin Desert Divas July stamp release party!! Each day we will be giving you a sneak peek at one of the five new stamp sets. Then, on Friday and Saturday, we will have a blog hop with prizes each day. There are some amazing creations being shared today during this stamp release.

Today we are showcasing the Blooming For You stamp set.

All of the new stamps are 4x6 and Made in the USA. Stamps will be available to order on Friday.

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 show previews first, have giveaways and much more!!

Here's my project I created:


The base of the card is a Spellbinders Heirloom Legacy die. The adorable bear is a new Trina Clark image available on the CDD Blooming For You stamp set...isn't she sweet?! She was colored with Prismacolor Pencils and cut out with a Spellbinders Labels 8 die.


The flowers are Spellbinders D-Lites Blooms One, Three and Four dies. The sentiment is from the CDD Blooming For You stamp set.


I actually masked off the sentiment and stamped the I'd Pick You! on the inside.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. DL.Art - July Linky
  2. Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
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!! Just click on the DT's name to get to their blog.

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, July 23, 2014

CDD Sneak Peeks Day 4 - Fore!!

This is my 2nd post of the day. For my Decorate to Celebrate Swim Party post, click HERE.


Today starts the July stamp release at Craftin Desert Divas. We have some exciting news to share with you!! Tara has added some adorable Trina Clark images to go with her sentiments. These images will also come with a 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 2 Stamp purchase will receive a FREE mini stamp. Both stamp & pattern will be revealed during the hop.
  • There will also be a sale 20% off your ENTIRE purchase using code:JULY starting on Friday. The free mini stamp & sale will end Aug.1,2014.
Welcome to Day 4 of Craftin Desert Divas July stamp release party!! Each day we will be giving you a sneak peek at one of the five new stamp sets. Then, on Friday and Saturday, we will have a blog hop with prizes each day. There are some amazing creations being shared today during this stamp release.

Today we are showcasing the All-Star Sports stamp set.

All of the new stamps are 4x6 and Made in the USA. Stamps will be available to order on Friday.

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 show previews first, have giveaways and much more!!

Here's my project I created:


For my project today, I have a golf-themed card to share with you. These adorable golf carts are Memory Box dies, as are the flags. The tree is a Die-Versions Sweet Petites Tiny Tree die.


The banner is a Spellbinders die. Fore! is from the new CDD All Star Sports stamp set.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. DL.Art - July Linky
  2. Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
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!! Just click on the DT's name to get to their blog.

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!!

Decorate to Celebrate #80 - Swim Party or Birthday

Happy Wednesday!! I hope you are having a wonderful week!! Pshew, it's been a busy one here...lots of blog posts :) I have another one a little later today so I hope you will stop back by. It's time for another fun challenge at Decorate to Celebrate!! The theme for this week is a Swim Party or Birthday. We want to see all of your projects celebrating swimsuits, water and summer fun or birthdays :)


For my project, I created a beach themed mini album. All of the papers are from Fancy Pants Down By The Shore paper stack. The surfboards are Spellbinders Surf's Up dies.


The awesome sentiment is from Paper Wings Productions Sea Melange stamp set.


It's actually been a while since I created this so I'm not sure I remember everything I used. The flip flops are also from Spellbinders Surf's Up die set. This Very Moment is a TH Remanent Rub. The banner was made from Spellbinders Pennant Banner dies. The scalloped circle is a My Craft Spot Tiny Doily Dies. The stamp is a My Craft Spot Stamping All Around Summer stamp set.


I have all kinds of pull-out tags for photos but I won't bombard you with tons of pictures :) The sailboat is a Marianne die.


Another My Craft Spot Tiny Doily die set was used, with another stamp from the MCS Stamping All Around Summer set.


The banners on the top are Tim Holtz Ribbon Flags dies.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

  1. DL.Art - July Linky
  2. 2 Creative Chicks - Mini Books
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 Swim Party or Birthday decorations. I can't wait to see what you create :)
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