Friday, May 30, 2014

For the Newlyweds!!

Happy Friday everyone!! I hope you have fun plans for the last weekend in May (how is that possible??!!) It's my turn to post on the Die-Versions blog and I hope you will stop by there to say hi :)



My card today is in celebration of a wedding, featuring dies from the May Wedding Bells and Father's Day release, as well as several other Die-Versions dies. The paper for the card are from Prima's Divine paper stack. For the background of the card, I used the Whispers Bricks Background die, keeping some of the bricks in place. The Celebrate Express Banner was cut twice...once in patterned paper and once in black and then offset for a shadow effect.



Two sizes of Heart Doodles Wee Petites dies were used...one for the sentiment and one that was covered in glitter and added to the top of the gem swirl. The sentiment is from My Craft Spot's Tiny Tags stamp set. The edges were inked with Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. A Whispers Daisy Flair die was cut in vellum and tucked among the flowers. A Wee Petites Button die was added to the center of the bow.



The Whispers The Proposal die was popped up with foam tape for dimension. Gems were added to the dress and you can't tell in the photo, but they were brushed with a Wink of Stella glitter brush so they really sparkle in person :)



I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
  2. My Craft Spot Monday Challenge #139 - Wedding
  3. DL.Art - May Linky
  4. Little Scrap Pieces - Show Off Saturday
  5. Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
  6. Just B Creative Crazy - May Linky
  7. 4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
  8. Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
  9. The Crafter's Cafe - Use 3 Flowers
  10. Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
  11. Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
  12. Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
  13. The Pink Elephant - Anything Goes
  14. Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
  15. Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great weekend :)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Decorate to Celebrate #76 - Graduation or Birthday

Happy Wednesday!! I hope you are having a wonderful last week in May :) It's time for another fun challenge at Decorate to Celebrate!! For Challenge #76, we want to see your Graduation projects!! Let's celebrate everything wonderful about caps and gowns and diplomas or birthdays with your table decorations, party banners, pennants, yard signs, cupcakes, party favors and more!! :)


For my Grad decorations, I created a rosette bouquet. The papers are all from Tim Holtz, and the rosettes were created with his Paper Rosette and Mini Paper Rosette dies. 2014 was cut from Tim's Block Talk die. Congratulations is from Die-Versions Everyday Compliments die. The hats and diplomas are stickers from my stash. The black edges are washi tape.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

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 Graduation or Birthday project...I can't wait to see what you create :)

Monday, May 26, 2014

Craft It Up & Link It Up - Fun Folds

Happy Monday and Happy Memorial Day to all of my friends in the USA!! I want to sincerely thank the men, women and dogs who risk their lives so that we may enjoy freedom. God Bless our troops!!

 

Did you get the chance to hop with the Craftin Desert Divas DT this weekend to see the five awesome new stamp sets?? Today is another fun CDD Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party. Our theme this week is fun folds - lets see how creative you can get with fancy or simple folds :) The sponsors are Digital Delight by Loubylou: $5 G.C.; Miriams Crafting Supplies: $5 Credit (not on ATG or Shipping); Lucy Kelleher "Close to My Heart": $10 G.C. (Only in U.S.).


For my fun fold card, I created what I think is called a Tri-Shutter card or something like that. I made this card a few months ago and I found the directions on a blog. I thought I would be able to find it again when it was time to do my post and I can't. I've looked and looked. So I apologize...someone went to a whole lot of trouble making a tutorial and I can't give them proper credit :(


The papers are from Heartfelt Creations Balmy Breeze Collection. I created this card for my Dad who loves lighthouses and the ocean. The palm trees are Taylored Expressions Ride the Waves, colored with Distress Markers. The chair is a Die-Versions Adirondack Whispers die. Dad is from CDD's Snips & Snails stamp set...I masked off the "dy" in Daddy. Life's A Beach is from CDD's Summer Lovin' stamp set. Happy Birthday is from CDD's Simply Said stamp set.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Stamp - Vacation/Travel
  2. DL.Art - May Linky
  3. Little Scrap Pieces - Show Off Saturday
  4. Just B Creative Crazy - May 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, May 24, 2014

Craftin Desert Divas May Stamp Release Blog Hop!!


Welcome to our third Craftin Desert Diva's Stamp Release Blog Hop!!!

We are super excited to share with you in full the CDD May 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:

Destination Fun
Purchase HERE

Happy Celebrations
Purchase HERE

Picture This - Comes with a FREE Studio File
Purchase HERE

Picture That - Comes with a FREE Studio File
Purchase HERE

Celebrate Freedom
Purchase HERE

May Bundle
Purchase HERE

Sale Price is $65.45 includes shipping. A savings of $10.00 (due to the set up of the cart, $2.50 will be charged for shipping but the amount has been deducted from the overall price of the stamps.)

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)

This pattern is free with ANY stamp purchase...

"All That Glitters" from TCBJ

Just send an email to craftindesertdivas@gmail.com to claim your free pattern.

You should have arrived from the fabulous Sukie!! If you are just stopping by, you'll want to head to Craftin Desert Divas so you don't miss any of the fun!! 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 used the new Celebrate Freedom for my card today. The papers are from Bo Bunny's Anthem stack. The stamp is a Stampendous Blossom Beauty stamp and I've colored her with Prismacolor Pencils. I just love this stamp and the matching flowers. I have my sweet friend Diane of Nellie's Nest to thank for my current obsession with these Blossom Beauties!! She had me hooked on them months ago, before they were even released :) The big flower on top of her head is the matching Blossom Beauty flower and die.


The two smaller flowers are Memory Box Cherry Blossom dies. I thought the insides kinda looked like exploding fireworks, so I added a few around the card :) The banners are Lil' Inker Stitched Banner dies. The gems are Prima Say It In Crystals.


I used Celebrate Freedom from the stamp set of the same name. I colored in Freedom with my Prismacolor pencils.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Botanical
  2. DL.Art - May Linky
  3. DL.Art - Red, White & Blue
  4. Just B Creative Crazy - May Linky
  5. Craftitude - Anything Goes/Use a Die
  6. Frosted Designs - Stars and Stripes
  7. Divas by Design - Anything Goes
So, all of these amazing new stamps, I had to create something with each set!! With Destination Fun:


A hammock strung among the palm trees on a tropical beach - definitely my idea of Paradise Found :) The papers are from Kaisercraft's Seaside stack. The die is a Taylored Expressions Beach Border die, cut once in heavyweight black cardstock and once in cork.


Paradise Found and...


Mahalo are from Destination Fun.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:
  1. Little Scrap Pieces - Show Off Saturday
  2. Simon Says Stamp - Vacation/Travel
  3. Jo's Scrap Shack - Life's a Beach

The Happy Celebrations stamp set has so many awesome sentiments for all occasions. I chose to make a Father's Day card :)


I let the paper do most of the work for this card. It's Fancy Pants Wonderful Day paper and the edges were distressed with a Zutter DIA. The silhouette is a Die-Versions Father and Daughter Sweet Petites die.


The banner is a Taylored Expressions Banner Stacklets die. Happy Father's Day is from Happy Celebrations.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Simply Create Too #62 - Father's Day
  2. Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

And finally, the fun new Picture This and Picture That stamp sets. For these stamp sets, I created a fun card for my sister :)


The papers are from Prima's All About Me stamp set. The edges were distressed with the Zutter DIA.


Sisters is from the CDD Sugar & Spice stamp set. Funny is from Picture That, as is the frame, which was stamped with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. The image is a Julie Nutting Priscillia Prima Doll stamp. She was stamped on old book paper, colored with Distress Inks and a waterbrush, and popped up with foam tape.

Sweet and the arrow are from Picture This, as is the frame and the decorative corner stamps. The image is another Julie Nutting Prima Doll stamp...Megan. Two Peas in a Pod is from the CDD Perfect Pair stamp set.


Next up on the Line-Up is the amazing Emily.

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/
Mayra - http://mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com/
Sukie - http://scrappindhilly.blogspot.com/
Lisa - http://indymermaid.blogspot.com/ < YOU ARE HERE
Emily - http://molliemugsblog.blogspot.com/
Michelle B. - http://michellescricutfun.blogspot.com/
Michelle P. - http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com/
Migdalia - http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com/
Jessica - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Too-Cute-by-Jessica/196421370434846?ref=hl

Sunday
Tara - www.craftindesertdivas.com
Kathy - http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/
Shelly - http://mypaperlove.blogspot.com/
Karen - http://craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com/
Melissa - http://iliketocreate.blogspot.com/
Krystle - http://krystlescraftyniche.blogspot.com/
Glora - http://glorascrafts.blogspot.com/
Lori - http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/
Jessi - http://www.mylifeinartsncrafts.co/
Georgiana - http://carsonscricutcreations.blogspot.com/
Jenny - http://crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/
Jessica - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Too-Cute-by-Jessica/196421370434846?ref=hl

Friday, May 23, 2014

CDD May Release Sneak Peek Day 5 - Celebrate Freedom


Welcome to Day 5 of our Craftin Desert Divas May stamp release party!! I hope you've been able to follow along all week with the amazing projects the DT have created for this release!! We are super excited to share with all of you the third release of the Craftin Desert Divas stamp line!!

Each day we will be giving you a sneak peek at one of the five 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. We also have 2 guest designers Glora from Glora's Craft and Jessica from Too Cute by Jessica will be joining in the fun too.

Today we are showcasing the Celebrate Freedom stamp set.

All of the new stamps are 4x6 for $13.99 and are Made in the USA. Stamps will be available to order on Saturday.

We have a new store 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:


I used the "My Country 'Tis of Thee" stamp for my card. I love the designs of this set!! The papers are from Bo Bunny's Anthem stack. The edges were distressed with a Zutter DIA.


The banners along the top are Spellbinders Nested Pennant dies. The bottom banners are Taylored Expressions Nested Banner dies. The stars were fussy cut from the paper.


The USA cut is a Taylored Expressions Stars and Stripes die. It was cut twice, once in patterned paper and once in black. It was popped up between layers for a little added dimension. The sentiment was heat embossed with Recollections Blaze Embossing Powder. It's gorgeous in person - a red and gold combo that really sparkles :)


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. DL.Art - May Linky
  2. DL.Art - Red, White & Blue
  3. Just B Creative Crazy - May Linky
  4. Really Reasonable Ribbon - Patriotic w/Ribbon 
  5. Cuttin' and Stampin' Weekly Challenge - Memorial Day
**We will also be giving away a surprise pattern with EVERY purchase during this release**
Plus, Tara will also be offering a May bundle pack. More details day of the hop.

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.

The winner will be announced 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 stop back tomorrow for the reveal and Blog Hop!! You won't be disappointed - the new stamps are amazing!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Wonderful!!

Happy Tuesday!! I hope you are having a fabulous week!! It's my goal every month to play along with Tim's 12 Tags of 2014. Sadly, I've not had the chance to participate the last couple of months. But I am so happy that I was able to sneak in this tag for May :)


You can see Tim's tag HERE. I pretty much followed along with his directions. I did use the Collage paper stack and inked the edges with Pumice Stone Distress Ink. I thought I had Tim's Mini Movers and Shapers Butterfly die, but I didn't, so I cut one from his On The Edge Butterfly die.


I am linking this up with Tim's challenge plus a couple of others:

  1. Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 - May 
  2. DL.Art - May Linky 
  3. Just B Creative Crazy - May Linky
Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you will come back on Friday for Day 5 of Craftin Desert Divas newest stamp release!!


The release is going on all week and there are prizes every day, followed by a blog hop this weekend!! Head on over to Craftin Desert Divas to join in!!

And finally, I'll leave you with these pictures of a sweet bluebird family....


Here's the Daddy feeding them...(ignore the brown masking tape holding the box together...I didn't want the babies to fall out!!)


And the sweet Momma :)

Friday, May 16, 2014

Always & Forever Die-Versions Post

For my guest design spot at Scrapping4funChallenges, click HERE!!

Happy Friday, everyone!! Woohoo - the weekend is here!! It's my turn to post on the Die-Versions blog and I would love for you to stop by and say Hi :)


For my project today, I used the new Die-Versions Whispers Wedding Dress die from the May Wedding Bells and Father's Day release. The papers are heavyweight white cardstock from Canvas Corp., and Prima Princess paper stack. The edges were distressed with a Zutter DIA.


Isn't the dress gorgeous??!! It was cut in gorgeous Retro Silver Lustre paper from The Paper Temptress. The picture doesn't do justice to the shiny finish. The dress was then cut in black for a shadow and pink vellum was added behind. Crystal gems were adorned to the front and it was popped up with foam tape for dimension. The dress was framed with a Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Baroque Frame (love it!!). A Die-Versions Ring of Hearts die is peeking out from the side. It was also adorned with crystals. The flowers are from Prima and a Die-Versions Daisy Flair die was cut in vellum and tucked among the blooms. A Die-Versions Wee Petite Button die was added to the center of the bow.


Always and Forever is from Craftin Desert Divas' Simply Said stamp set. It was heat embossed with Recollections Snow embossing powder.



I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Die Crazy
  2. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - M (Marriage)
  3. DL.Art - May Linky
  4. DL.Art - Feminine
  5. Just B Creative Crazy - May Linky
  6. Dies R Us Challenge - May Flowers
  7. Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
  8. Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
  9. My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
  10. Challenges4Everybody - Anything Goes
  11. 613 Avenue Crafts - Anything Goes
  12. Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes
  13. Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
  14. Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
  15. Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
  16. Everybody-Art-Challenge - Shabby Chic
  17. Alphabet Challenge Blog - Gorgeous Gowns 
  18. Crafts 4 Eternity - To Die For 
  19. A Little Bit Crafty - Flower Power 
  20. Creatalicious Challenges #63 - Frame It 
  21. Feeling Crafty Challenge - One for the Girls 
  22. Crafting With Dragonflies - Celebration 
  23. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Thanks so much for stopping by!! I'm still away but will be back in a couple of days to visit your blogs!! Have a fabulous weekend :)

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