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 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
Debbie -
Sukie -
Georgiana -
Michelle P. -
Michelle B. -
Karen -
Mayra -
Melissa -
Jessica -

Sun. 8/24
Kathy -
Roberta -
Millie -
Lori -
Emily -
Shelly -
Jenny -
Marina -
Jessica -


  1. Your talent just blows my mind. Love your self portrait. :)

  2. Wow, this is awesome! Love everything about it!! Love that little camera she's holding too.

  3. what an awesome project!!! Love it!! Your work is amazing!

  4. Yay! A mermaid! I love the colors, the mermaid (let's call her Lisa!), the textures...all of it!

    Fabulous project, Lisa! Have a great weekend!

  5. Lisa you did a beautiful job on your project! Loving this hop
    Deb C

  6. Holy Moly!! This is absolutely BREATHTAKING!! I love it so so so much!! All the detail is just beautiful, so much happening but it all blends so well together..just WOW! :-)

  7. Beautiful canvas project... love all the awesome details and that mermaid is cute.. I hope you have her hanging up on your craft wall!

  8. Your canvas is stunning. I love all your creative ideas. Have a wonderful weekend!!! Hugs.

  9. Beautiful! The details are amazing and I love all the colors! Fantastic!

  10. Oooh, I love this! Such a work of art and I love mermaids too :)

  11. This is amazing!!! The seahorse is so cool!

  12. Beautiful canvas! I just love the darling mermaid! All of the colors are gorgeous and I just love how you incorporated all of the sea life!

  13. It doesn't matter how many times I see this project Lisa, I am just as awe stricken as I was the first time! This is truly a beautiful piece of artwork! You are amazing!!!
    ~ Your DT friend, Lori

  14. I am always in love with what you create !!! This is beautiful my friend !!!

  15. Oh this is gorgeous!
    Love it, so fun to look
    Carla from Utah

  16. Wow absolutely beautiful - love everything about it - not in the hop - I just had to comment on your awesome card - great job as always and have a fabulous weekend my friend!!!

  17. This is a masterpiece!! WOW!!! The colors are just GORGEOUS!! The prima doll is Beautiful!!!
    You know I love her!!! Is this beautiful mermaid you?.....LOL
    A true BEAUTY my friend!! There should be a love button in here...
    Have a wonderful day my fabulous friend,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  18. Hi, Lisa - what an amazing piece of artwork - gorgeous use of mixed mediums and pretty colors - my favorite part is your sentiment. GORGEOUS! hugs, de

  19. Beautiful piece of art. Awesome mixed media assortment and the execution was fabulous.

  20. Like the under the sea Mermaid canvas creation with a wonderful Tim Holtz look to it. Great use of the Bubble stencil, fish punches & glossy accents.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  21. Wow...this is just amazing!!!!! such a talented woman you are!!

  22. What an absolutely beautiful canvas, Lisa! Your mermaid is stunning, the background is so full of texture, it comes to life with your pretty fishes. Of course...I adore the sentiment. What a great new release!

  23. LOVE this Lisa, the mermaid, the TH stencil and the fishies and oh's oh so the new release stamps....[it would be too easy for someone to steal the free mini stamp here though with out a watermark on it lol....just saying....]
    have a great sunday.xxxThe Journey is the Start

  24. Your project is BEAUTIFUL. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  25. I love this card. Very creative!

  26. Leave it to one mermaid to create another beautiful mermaid! She is just gorgeous - I love the crackle effect. That little seahorse is also a cutie! Beautiful work as always my sweet friend!

  27. WOW this is just gorgeous! Love all the details!! Thanks for sharing!

  28. Hi lisa this is so beautiful I love it :)))) have a great wknd my friend
    Vic x

  29. Wow Lisa, this scene is amazing on this canvas! I love the Prima Mermaid, have never see her before-she is amazing the way you did her. I love everything in this canvas mixed media project!! Hugs, Brenda

  30. Love your beautiful mermaid scene! The crackle and glossy accents look great and the the colors are so intense!

  31. Lisa, this is just stunning!! You are so talented my friend TFS :)

    Purple Monkey Moments

  32. STUNNING!!!! Lisa you are truly amazing!!!


  33. Beautiful card, I love the Crackle/Glossy Accents effect and your sentiment.


  34. Your cards always have such glorious color & texture combined with a wonderful design & layout. This sea nymph is so pretty and the crackled effect is stunning. Loved the glistening fishies, and that fab embossing paste on the bubbles stencil. Tim would be so proud of this effort, and I love it!!! TFS & Hugs

  35. Wow, this are tooo lovely! nance459 at

  36. Wow! So much detailing way to go!

  37. Loving the look and cool scene on this card. The mermaid is awesome and like all the details and techniques used.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

  38. My sweetest friend, this canvas brings us straight into the ocean. :o) What a sensational scene you've created! Sea Sallie is stunning! I love the stamp you used... it adds such texture! I totally thought it was crackle painted/mediumed at first. What a marvelous stamp. I love all of the greenery you used for sea grass.. the seahorse is ridiculously amazing... and I love the background itself. So much texture, so much beauty. And the little camera is an incredible touch. And let's not forget the sentiment! It is inspiring and made so beautiful by the embossing. You are something special, my dearest Lisa. I pray your week is filled with more blessings than you can imagine.

    Hugs and blessings,

  39. Oh Lisa, I am running out of adjectives to describe your stunning artwork! This has got to be one of my favorites. I love the crackle effect on her tail and the seahorse. Her coloring is gorgeous too. Simply Amazing my friend! !

  40. Oh wow oh wow oh wow, Lisa! Your blog has had me saying that for three are an amazing talent. This mermaid is a total work of art. I honestly don't know how you have time to create all of the lovely things you make, but I am so glad you share your creations with your bloggie friends!

  41. WOW This is sooo beautiful!! I love the colors!! Have a great day,

  42. WOWZER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    YOu out did yourself I absolutely love, my friend this it appears to me maybe a self portrait?
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART August linky party, Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.

  43. Lisa this is just incredible, I love, love the variety of textures and stunning colors you have here!

  44. Oh my friend, you are unbelievable! I have loved this project since the day I laid eyes on it. It is so beautiful and the way you put thing together...incredible!

    How are you my friend? I've been so busy and haven't had the chance to keep in touch too much. My oldest went back to school and the baby starts 5th grade...I can't believe it, the time has flown by and it makes me sad. This is his last year of elementary school :( School starts Sept. 4th so I will have a some free time on my hands - that is code for "staying in my Craftroom and not coming out all day"
    Hope you have a great evening!

  45. You create the most Beautiful works of art your gorgeous under the sea scene! The detail is amazing..such a pretty mermaid. Have a great week!

  46. WOW...another beatuiful, beautiful piece of art!!! Gee, wonder why you purchased the I LOVE how you did her "outfit"...the crackling is just perfect for the color combo as are so dang creative!! Have a great day my friend!!

  47. This is amazing. I just love the mermaid and fun scene.

  48. Absolutely AMAZING! It is seriously a piece of artwork that is just incredible! The textures, colors and details are over the top! LOVE the scene!!! Gorgeous project Lisa!
    The stamp sets for the release are adorable!
    Sherrie K

  49. Oh wow. What an incredible "scene"! LOVE all the little details! :)

  50. OMG Lisa! Another AMAZING canvas!!!!! I just LOVE the mix of colors and textures and that mermaid is just gorgeous!!!!!
    AWESOME job my friend!!!!
    Thanks for always inspiring us all!!!!!

  51. Another MASTER PIECE here Lisa. I love the scene, colors, texture... shoot to sum it up I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  52. Wow this is such a Breathtaking piece of Art. Love it so much.

  53. Vibrant and BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the texture and all the marine elements. Great project, Lisa! :D


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