Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Decorate to Celebrate #74 - Mother's Day or Birthday

Happy Wednesday!! I hope you are having a wonderful week!! Can you believe April is almost over?? Seriously, where did it go?? It's time for another fun challenge at Decorate to Celebrate. This week we are celebrating everything wonderful about Mothers :)


For my dear, sweet Mom, I created a matching box to go along with the card that I posted on Monday HERE :) Most of the details are the same. I did use a Spellbinders Elegant Labels 8 for the base. The sentiment is from Stamping Srapping.


Here is the gift set. I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
  2. DL.Art - April Linky
  3. DL.Art Thankful Thursday - Love You Mom
  4. Just B Creative Crazy - April Linky
  5. Funday Friday Challenge - I Love You Mom
  6. Classy Cards 'n Such - Garden Party (Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8, Memory Box Large Ringlets)
  7. All Crafts Challenge - Anything But a Card
  8. Perfectly Rustics - 3D Flowers for Mother's Day
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 Mother's Day or Birthday project...I can't wait to see what you create :)

Monday, April 28, 2014

Craft It Up & Link It Up - Mother's Day

Happy Monday!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!! Spring is definitely here - I saw my first hummingbird of the season on Friday :) It's time for a Craft It Up & Link It Up Challenge at Craftin Desert Divas. Our theme is Mother's Day...we want to see your projects celebrating Moms. Our sponsors are Craftin Desert Divas: a stamp set; The Cutting Cafe: any 3 files (winner's choice); Lori Whitlock: $15 GC to her SVG store.


Did you get the chance to hop along with us this weekend to see the new release??!! Aren't the new stamps fabulous!! I am using stamps from two of the sets for my project today...a card I created for my amazing Mom :) The papers are from Prima's Princess Paper Stack. The edges were distressed with a Zutter DIA (I warned you I was addicted to this machine!!) The back layer is a Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight. The circles are Memory Box Large Ringlets Die...love this one!! The next layer is a Spellbinders Captivating Square with a Classic Square Large die used for the cutout. The corner gems are Prima's Say It In Crystals.


The flowers are a mixture of The Paper Studio and Wild Orchid Crafts. Memory Box Floral Vines were cut in vellum and tucked amongst the flowers. Copper wire was twisted and also added. The butterflies are Memory Box dies and they were covered with Doodlebug Design Sugar Coating and popped up with foam tape.


The tag is a Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Flag die. Love You is from the new Simply Said stamp set (I masked off "More") and Mom is from the new Sugar & Spice stamp set (I masked off the "my"). The button in the center of the ribbon is a Die-Versions Buttons Wee Petite die.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Little Scrap Pieces - Showoff Saturday
  2. DL.Art - April Linky
  3. DL.Art Thankful Thursday - Love You Mom
  4. My Sheri Crafts #132 - In Celebration of Moms
  5. Just B Creative Crazy - April Linky
  6. Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
  7. Funday Friday Challenge - I Love You Mom
  8. Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
  9. Hiding in My Craft Room #147 - Mother's Day 
  10. Classy Cards 'n Such - Garden Party (Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8, Memory Box Large Ringlets)
  11. Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
  12. Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
  13. Crafting By Designs - April Showers Bring May Flowers
  14. Crafting With Dragonflies - Mother's Day
  15. Creative Moments - Anything Goes
  16. The Sisterhood of Crafters - Things With Wings
  17. Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
  18. Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
  19. Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
  20. Tuesday Throwdown - Lots of Sparkle
  21. Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
  22. Created With Love - In the Garden
  23. 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
  24. Challenges for Everybody - Anything Goes
  25. Glitter N Sparkle - Add Ribbon
  26. Crafty Calendar Challenge - Things With Wings
You can see all of the new release and purchase the stamps in the Craftin Desert Diva's Shop. And we'd love you to share your projects using the CDD stamps in the CDD Gallery.

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 link up your Mother's Day project...I can't wait to see what you create :)

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Craftin Desert Divas April Release Blog Hop!!


Welcome to our second Craftin Desert Diva's stamp release blog hop!!

We are excited to share with you Tara's new April release stamps!! There are four new stamps that are being released TODAY in the Craftin Desert Divas Shop!!

So with out further ado here are the latest stamp sets:

Sugar & Spice - Purchase HERE

Snips & Snails - Purchase HERE

Simply Said - Purchase HERE

Perfect Pair - Purchase HERE

Too Cute by Jessica has designed this adorable We Go Together 2 pattern.
This set is made to match the CDD Perfect Pair stamps. You can purchase this pattern HERE.

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

And if you purchase stamps by April 30th you will

receive this pattern....


FREE!!!!
Just send an email to craftindesertdivas(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your free pattern after your purchase.

Now if you've arrived here from Kathy then you are in the right spot. It not, you will want to start at the beginning with Tara. A complete blog line up is located for you below my post in case you get lost along the way.

And now for my project....


I created a birthday card for a dear friend :) The patterned papers are from Prima's Fairy Rhymes paper stack. The solid cardstock is from Tim Holtz. The edges were distressed with a Zutter Distress-It-All.


A Die-Versions Loopy Lace Whispers Die was used around the top and bottom edges of the center panel. A Tim Holtz Ribbon Flag die was used for the bottom banners. They were adorned with Prima Say It In Crystals.


The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The Sweet light bulb is a Prima Junkyard Findings Small Typo Bulb. Spellbinders D-Lites Corner Sprigs were cut with vellum and tucked among the flowers. The ribbon is from May Arts. The tag is a Spellbinders Charmed I'm Sure Die. Wish Big is from the new Simply Said Stamp Set.


A Spellbinders Labels Seventeen Die was used on the inside. Happy Birthday is also from the Simply Said Stamp Set.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. DL.Art - April Linky
  2. Just B Creative Crazy - April Linky
  3. Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Anything Goes
  4. Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
  5. Crafting By Designs - April Showers Bring May Flowers
  6. Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
  7. Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
  8. Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
  9. Craftitude - Anything Goes
  10. Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
  11. Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
  12. Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
  13. Creative Moments - Anything Goes
  14. Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
  15. Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
  16. Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
  17. Created With Love - In the Garden
Next up on the Line Up is the amazing Sukie.

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:

Saturday
Tara - www.craftindesertdivas.com
Kathy - http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/
Lisa - http://indymermaid.blogspot.com/ < YOU ARE HERE
Sukie - http://scrappindhilly.blogspot.com/
Shelly - http://mypaperlove.blogspot.com/
Mayra - http://mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com/
Lori - http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/
Michelle B - http://michellescricutfun.blogspot.com/
Krystle - http://krystlescraftyniche.blogspot.com/
Jessica from TCBJ - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Too-Cute-by-Jessica/196421370434846

Sunday
Tara - www.craftindesertdivas.com
Kathy - http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/
Michelle P - http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com/
Georgiana - http://carsonscricutcreations.blogspot.com/
Emily- http://molliemugsblog.blogspot.com/
Karen- http://craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com/
Jessi - http://www.mylifeinartsncrafts.co/
Robin- http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/
Migdalia - http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com/
Jessica - http://craftinandstampin.blogspot.com/
Jessica from TCBJ - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Too-Cute-by-Jessica/196421370434846

Friday, April 25, 2014

Craftin Desert Divas Stamp Release Week - Day 4

* This is my second post of the day...for the Die-Versions / Inspired By Stamping Blog Hop, click HERE. *


Are you ready for more sneak peeks??

This is Day 4 of 4 of the Craftin Desert Diva's April stamp release party!! 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. The design team has some amazing creations to start this stamp release party.

Today we are showcasing the Snips & Snails stamp set. All of the new stamps are 4x6 and Made in the USA. Stamps will be available to order on Sunday.

We have a new Craftin Desert Divas Shop and a 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:


For my card, I used papers from my stash. The top paper has raised sparkly dots...can't remember where it's from.


The little onsies, the stars and the gems are all from Jolee's Boutique. The clothespins are from The Paper Studio.


The tag is a Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Flag die. It's a Boy and...


...A Star Is Born is from the new Snips and Snails stamp set.


I am linking this up at the following challenges:
  1. DL.Art - April Linky
  2. Just B Creative Crazy - April Linky
  3. Pause, Dream, Enjoy - 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.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Be sure to come back tomorrow for the first day of the Blog Hop!!

Die-Versions - Inspired By Stamping Blog Hop!!

* This is my second post of the day. For the Craftin' Desert Divas Stamp Release, click HERE *


Hi everyone!! Welcome to the Inspired by Stamping and Die-Versions Blog Hop. Twenty two talented designers have united to celebrate the new season and shake off the malaise of a snowy winter. Yay!! Inspired by Stamping, which designs and manufactures the highest quality of photopolymer stamps that bring superior stamping to all crafters, has teamed up with Die-Versions, makers of low profile metal dies which works with virtually every machine out there and cuts through most materials, to create this special eye candy of Spring themed projects.

One lucky "hopper" will get a total prize package of $100 in gift certificates, a $50 gift certificate from Inspired by Stamping AND Die-Versions, so you can stock up on some awesome products both of these companies have to offer.

For your chance to win the grand prize, visit all of the participating blogs, leaving a comment at each, then leave a comment telling us what you like the most about Spring at the Inspired by Stamping blog. All comments entered between now and April 28th at 10pm (Pacific time) will be eligible for the grand prize.


All of the papers, flowers and lace for my cards are from Inspired By Stamping. The edges were distressed with a Zutter Distress-It-All.


I used the new Die-Versions Good Times Sweet Frames for the centerpiece. It was cut once in the patterned paper and once in black cardstock and then offset for a subtle shadow effect. It was popped up with foam tape for dimension. Timeless Memories is from Inspired By Stamping's Arrows Stamp Set. The button in the center of the bow is a Die-Versions Button Wee Petite Die.


The papers, flowers and lace for the second card are also from Inspired By Stamping. The new Die-Versions Circles Background Die was used for the background. The Celebrate stamp on the bottom is from Inspired By Stamping's Chalkboard Birthday stamp set. The button in the center of the bow is a Die-Versions Button Wee Petite Die.


The sentiment was created from Inspired By Stamping's Chalkboard Birthday stamp set. It was heat embossed with white embossing powder and then shaded with chalk for a chalkboard look.


Here's a sneak of a project I have on the Die-Versions blog featuring the new Die-Versions Circles Background Die, the new Die-Versions Butterfly Punch Border Die and a Die-Versions Butterfly Kisses die.

Your next stop on the hop is Lori Kobular. If you ever get lost in the hop, you can always go back to the beginning, Die-Versions blog, for the complete order list.

Blog Hop Links:

Lisa Fish  < YOU ARE HERE
Calypso Bastian
Nupur Priya

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Craftin Desert Divas April Release Day 3!!

Welcome to the Craftin Desert Diva's April 2014 Stamp Release Week!!


Are you ready for more sneak peeks??

This is Day 3 of 4 of the April stamp release party!! 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. The design team has some amazing creations to start this stamp release party.

Today we are showcasing the Sugar and Spice stamp set. All of the new stamps are 4x6 and Made in the USA. Stamps will be available to order on Sunday.

We have a new Craftin Desert Divas Shop and a 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:


For my card, I used papers from My Mind's Eye. The base is a Spellbinders Grand Large Labels die followed by a Large Labels die.


The baby stroller is a Die-Versions Precious Cargo die that was popped up with foam tape for dimension. The tired are adorned with Prima's Say It In Crystals Circles. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The button on the center of the bow is a Die-Versions Button die. The banners on the end are Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Flag dies.


The tag is also a Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Flag die. It's A Girl is from the new Sugar and Spice stamp set.


I am linking this up at the following challenges:
  1. DL.Art - April Linky
  2. Just B Creative Crazy - April Linky
  3. Pause, Dream, Enjoy - 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.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Be sure to come back tomorrow for another sneak of a new stamp set!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Craftin Desert Divas April Release Day 2!!

Welcome to the Craftin Desert Diva's April 2014 Stamp Release Week!!


Are you ready to get the sneak peeks started? I am!!

This is Day 2 of 4 of the April stamp release party!! 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. The design team has some amazing creations to start this stamp release party.

Today we are showcasing the Simply Said stamp set. All of the new stamps are 4x6 and Made in the USA. Stamps will be available to order on Sunday.

We have a new Craftin Desert Divas Shop and a 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:


For my card, I used papers from Prima's Princess paper stack. The base is a Spellbinders Grand Scalloped circle, followed by two Grand Circles.


The next layer is a Xcut Doily die adorned with crystal gems. A Die-Versions Lucky Scallop Die that was popped up with foam tape for dimension. A Memory Box Butterfly die was cut in the center of the scallop and then cut again in different paper and popped inside.


The tag is a Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Flag die. Just Because is from the new Simply Said stamp set.

I am linking this up at the following challenges:
  1. DL.Art - April Linky
  2. Just B Creative Crazy - April Linky
  3. Pause, Dream, Enjoy - 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.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Be sure to come back tomorrow for another sneak of a new stamp set!!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Bonjour!!

Happy Monday!! I hope you had a wonderful Easter and that the Easter Bunny brought you lots of yummy goodies...or crafty supplies!! It was such a beautiful weekend here - sunny and high 70's. The sunsets were vibrant and gorgeous. The trees are budding, the grass is green...spring may finally be here to stay (knock on wood ;)


I have a springtime in Paris tag to share with you today :) The base is a Prima Mixed Media Tag Pad. The papers are from Prima's En Francais paper stack. The edges were distressed with a Zutter Distress-It-All and inked with Tim Holtz Walnut Distress Ink. The gorgeous crinkle ribbon is from my sweet friend Karen of Little Scrap Pieces.


I used a Julie Nutting Priscilla w/Top Hat Doll stamp. She was stamped on old book paper. Her black lace was created with heavyweight black cardstock and a stamp from Tim's Floral Tattoo stamp set that was heat embossed with white embossing powder. Tulle was used for her skirt. The sentiment banner is a Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Flag Die. Smooches is from JustRite's Ooh La La French Frills stamp set.


The adorable Poodle is a CottageCutz die. She was covered with Doodlebug Designs Sugar Coating Lily White Glitter and given a collar of crystal gems from Prima's Say It In Crystals.


The flowers are a mixture of Prima and The Paper Studio. Copper wire was twisted and added among the blooms.


The Eiffel Tower is a CottageCutz die and it was adorned with crystals. The larger butterfly is my favorite Memory Box Butterfly die, also covered in Doodlebug Designs Sugar Coating. The smaller butterfly is a punch. The banners are Taylored Expressions Banner Stacklets 1 dies, adorned with Prima Say It In Crystals. The side tag is a Spellbinders Address Book die. Ooh La La and Bonjour are from the JustRite Ooh La La French Frills Stamp set.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Animals
  2. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Big Stamp (the Prima doll stamps are big!!)
  3. Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday
  4. DL.Art - April Linky
  5. Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Anything Goes
  6. Hiding in My Craft Room #145 - Flowers
  7. Fairy Tale Challenge - Butterflies
  8. Scrapping4funChallenge - Use Stamp/Digi Image
  9. Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
  10. ScrapIt Girl April Challenge - Tags and Bags
  11. Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
  12. All Crafts Challenge April/May - Anything But a Card
  13. Crafty Boots Challenge - Sparkle
  14. Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

Die-Versions Post - Happy Birthday

Happy Good Friday everyone!! I hope you have fun plans for the Easter weekend!! It's my turn to post on the Die-Versions blog and I would love for you to stop by and say hello :)


I used two dies from the awesome new Die-Versions April Release for this card, as well as several other DV dies. The papers are from Prima's Nature's Garden stack and the edges were distressed with a Zutter Distress-It-All. The new Whispers Circles Background serves as the base and the Whispers Butterfly Border is the strip along the card. I love these dies...they add such amazing dimension.


On the edges of the Whispers Circles Background die, I used the Whispers Loopy Lace die and added crystal gems. "Happy" was created with A Little Mint Font. "Birthday" is a Birthday Sweet Wordlet die. I used a Whispers Butterfly Garden die to cut vellum and added it among the flowers, which are a mixture of Wild Orchid Crafts, Prima and The Paper Studio. Some green wire was curled and added among the flowers as well. A Wee Petite Button die was added in the center of the bow.


I used the Whispers Butterfly Border on the inside as well and added some of the punched butterflies to the sentiment. The flower stamp is from Stampendous. The sentiment is from CardzTV's Good Times stamp set.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday
  2. DL.Art - April Linky
  3. Wild Orchid Crafts - 3 Different Flowers
  4. Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Anything Goes
  5. Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
  6. Cut it Up Challenge - Birthday
  7. Fab 'n' Funky Challenge - Flowers
  8. Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
  9. The Crafty Bloggers Network - Die Cuts or Embossing
  10. The Paper Girls Challenge #53 - Birthday
Thanks so much for stopping by!!


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