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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Craftin Desert Divas Stamp Release Blog Hop!!

For my 3 year Blogaversary Giveaway, click HERE!!

Welcome to our 2 day Craftin Desert Diva's stamp release party and blog hop!! The big day is finally here!! This is the Grand Opening of the Craftin Desert Diva's Shop!!

Craftin Desert Divas Shop

We have a new Craftin Desert Divas Shop!!

Without further ado...here are the new stamps:

Punny - Purchase HERE

Teenage Dream - Purchase HERE

Summer Lovin' - Purchase HERE

If you've arrived from the fabulous Jessica then you are in the right spot. It not, you will want to start at the beginning with our amazing leader 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....

Summer/beachy projects are my absolute favorite to make :) I was so excited when I saw Tara's Summer Lovin' stamps. Then I came across this beach die from Taylored Expressions and I just had to have it to showcase Tara's stamps :)  The base of the card is watercolor paper. For the rays, I spread Wendy Vecchi Translucent Embossing Paste through a Tim Holtz Rays stencil. The background color was made with Twinkling H2O's. It really shimmers but you can't see it in the pictures. I popped up the beach scene with foam tape for dimension.

I wanted the "Summer Lovin'" sentiment to stand out, so it was heat embossed with snow embossing powder.

I would so love to be laying in that hammock right now :) Your next stop on the hop is the awesome Karen!! Please be sure to come back tomorrow for Day 2!! Tara is giving away one stamp set each day of this hop, so the more you comment the more chances you have to win.

We also have a couple more wonderful sponsors:

KaDoodle Bug Designs - $25 in reg priced patterns.

Too Cute by Jessica - $25 in Reg priced patterns.

Thanks so much for hopping with us today!! Here's the entire list in case you get lost along the way:

Tara - www.craftindesertdivas.com
Kathy - http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/
Shelly - http://mypaperlove.blogspot.com/
Sukie - http://scrappindhilly.blogspot.com/
Krystle - http://krystlescraftyniche.blogspot.com/
Mayra - http://mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com/
Michelle - http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com/
Jessica - http://craftinandstampin.blogspot.com/
Lisa - http://indymermaid.blogspot.com/ < YOU ARE HERE
Karen - http://craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com/

Tara - www.craftindesertdivas.com
Melissa @ KaDoodle Bug Designs - http://kadoodlebugdesigns.blogspot.com/
Georgiana - http://carsonscricutcreations.blogspot.com/
Jessi - http://www.mylifeinartsncrafts.co/
Michelle B - http://michellescricutfun.blogspot.com/
Robin - http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/
Melissa - http://iliketocreate.blogspot.com/
Emily - http://molliemugsblog.blogspot.com/
Lori - http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/
Migdalia - http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com/


Mayras Designs said...

This is very pretty my friend !!! I love the design and the technique !! This card is beautiful !!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend !!


Migdalia said...

Such a Beautiful scene!!! Gorgeous colors and design my friend!!!
I wish I was at that beautiful place right now......LOL!
A FABULOUS creation!! Enjoy your weekend.
Have a wonderful day,
*Crafting With Creative M*

snappy scrappy said...

Too cute!

Hussena said...

Your card is so beautiful. Love the scene you have created and the various techniques you have used on your card. The colors look amazing as well :)

Unknown said...

Your stuff is always amazing Lisa! Love this! Can't wait to see what you craft up next!

Anonymous said...

Love this card. The 3-d effect with the trees and the stand, the rays from the sun, the bright colors of the sun. Great job.

bumblebee creations said...

now that is GORGEOUS......I wish I was there right now, instead of where it is snowing and the wind is just a blowing!!

Gwen said...

Oh my goodness this card is awesome! I love the background in the bright colors with the black in front!

Unknown said...

Amazing Lisa!! I love this you are so creative. You knock it out of the park with this. Thank you so much for being a part of the CDD Team. I appreciate it. Have a great week!!!

~Tammy~ said...

I would love to be laying on a hammock right now too! Far far from where I am would be awesome! This is gorgeous!

Indy's Designs said...

This is fabulous! I love your sunset background! Gorgeous!
Hugs, Debbie!

Creations by Shirl said...

Oooh love your scene card.... Reminds me of Hawaii.... love it Lisa!

Sherrie K. said...

What a GORGEOUS card Lisa and fabulous scene! I love the bursts of colors and fun silhouette!
Have a great day Lisa!
I am off to take Ms Arya in for a photo shoot (Easter pictures) surprise to her parents who are out of town. I hope she cooperates...lots of gummies packed to bribe her, hehe!
Sherrie K

shawn box said...

What a great card. Now I'm going to have to start planning for a summer vacation.

Melissa @ M Miranda Creations said...

The silhouette looks amazing against your background! I'm so looking forward to summer!!!

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely stunning. Love the vibrant sunset sky with the gorgeous silhouette scene.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Debby Pannell said...

First look at your card made me go wow. Love the silhouette in front of your awesome sunset sky. Great idea and fits the sentiment perfectly. Thanks for a new idea.

New Creations said...

This silhouette card is fab. I just love sunsets and this paired up with a beach scene is a perfect picture. This card truly is a keeper. I am summer- lovin' it.

Davi said...

Love this one Lisa, the beach silhouette looks so cool on the awesome background you created!! A totally fabulous summer scene :)

Jean Bullock said...

Love the background you created for this cool silhouette card. Well done.

Shelly said...

Yay, it's finally here!! So happy to be on a team with you my amazingly talented friend!!!!

I just love your card the scene is quite incredible, and yes I sure would love to be laying on a hammock somewhere in paradise! Great job showcasing the stamp it looks great!!!
Have a fabulous day my friend!

Kathy Salido said...

Oh Lisa, my dear friend, this card is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the relaxing scene you created. The sunset background is fabulous, love the colors, and the silhouette beach scene is perfect. So glad to be part of the amazing team with you!!

Pam said...

What a beautiful summer sunset silhouette card!

Melissa said...

Stunning card! Well done-

Unknown said...

Wow! Amazing card!!! It really is absolutely beautiful.

Pamela Lash said...

Awesome - I have not used embossing paste with stencil but I'd like to try this out - adore the effect and enjoy the time and effort you used to create an amazing card! TFS!
Mama LoveBug

Kate said...

Gorgeous! Love the Color of your card.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Very nice card! I love your beach die-cut! Great job with the stencil too!

Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

How fabulous is this? Makes me so ready for a day at the beach. LOVE everything about this awesome card and that great sentiment has me singing Summer lovin' in my head! But, that's okay because I love that song ♥ Happy weekend to you my friend!

Karen said...

Such an awesome card, Lisa! The color combo looks amazing! The bright colors looks so cool with the black! I'm so happy to be part of the DT with you! Have a great day! :)


Unknown said...

Awesome card great graphic to go with sentiment!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Fantastic card and scene you created!!! Wish I was at that beach!

DIANA L. said...

Great cards Lisa, super fun stamp sets -Thanks for the fun hop!!. Have a blessed day

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.
Love the colors.
Crafty hugs,

Camille Short said...

Simply amazing!

Karen said...

My sweetest friend, this is indeed summer lovin' in card form! :o) What a GORGEOUS summertime scene you've created! The die is not only beautiful, but 100% YOU! :o) The background you gave it is breathtakingly beautiful and executed to perfection. I love the colors and the technique you used with the stencil. Fantastic work showcasing these new goodies, my dear Lisa! This particular set has your name written all over it. I can't wait to see everything you create with it! :o) Have a twinkly night, my friend! (I want to be in that hammock, too!)

Hugs and blessings,

Sukie said...

Adorable beach theme card, love how you added dimension to it and the background colors look amazing! The sentiment is absolutely perfect!

marg0006 said...

Makes me feel like I'm in my native Puerto Rico. It is a sweet reminder of the warm Caribbean. Great job.

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Kim said...

Oooh! Love your card! Very summery:)

Beebeebabs said...

Wow just stopping by to comment on your awesome card!!!

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is fabulous Lisa, I would like to be in that little hut loving the summer!!
Kevin xx

Mulberry Mindy said...

Beautiful card, Lisa. I would love to be at the beach, lying in a hammock right now. So relaxing and warm!

Suzi said...

Amazing! You popped it up and it all pops! TFS!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the looks of the Tim Holtz Rays & scene you created. I've been using the TH stencils alot. I also have been using stencils for a texturize look using Patch & Paint Spackling Paste.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Beth F. said...

Oh wow! I love your card! It is so different from the other cards in this hop. I love the fact that the punny stamps can be used for elegant cards too.

Sue's Paper Crafts said...

Love your card, totally different than all the others in the hop.

Glora said...

COOL! A beautiful summer sunset. How awesome! Beautiful job! Hugs- Glora

Jayne said...

Great card Lisa. Love the scene you've created. Cool die!

Nana said...

What a beautiful scene you have created Lisa. Sure wish I was there.
Have a creative day.
Hugs Nana
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Brenda said...

Wow, I am so loving your beach silhouette scene Lisa! I wish I was in that hammock! lol Your sunset looks amazing. You have used some great things to make this card, loving that die and of course love what you used to create that beautiful sunset. I can feel the warm breezes now! lol Hugs

Gita said...

I love making beachy stuff too!! Love the background and that die!

Krystle said...

Lisa, your work is absolutely stunning!! This is an amazing card!! (: I'm super excited to be DTing w/ you & thankful for new friendships! (:

Unknown said...

this card is awesome. i love it, makes me feel like I am at the beach watching the sunset

MaryH said...

What a multitude of different techniques you've got going on this stunner. I'm lovin your paste rays, and the fun die. This is really a WOW card as you've done it. TFS & Hugs

cghundley said...

Oh so fun, love the
colors in your sun rays.
Carla from Utah

SusieScrapper said...

Amazing card, awesome job!! Love how you made the rays, very cool!


Diane said...

I have my bags packed and ready to go to the beach..your card makes me want to be there right now!!! Wonderful how these work together....a great die I just might have to check into...now "who" is enabling "who"...LOL!!!

Cindy Beland said...

GORGEOUS job with your sunset Lisa, LOVE the look!!! Have a GREAT weekend my friend!!! :)

Karon said...

WOW LIsa, I love the die cut!!! And your sunset is fabulous! TFS

Tracey said...

Wow Lisa.....just fabulous! Beautiful scene you have created. hugsx

jessica said...

WOWZERS girl!! This is AWESOME!!! What a stunning card and amazing scene you created! Totally LOVE it!!!!
Hope you had a GREAT weekend!

Missy said...

Hey Lisa!

OK I"m catching up from being out of town, so trying to comment all at once! I love, love your cards for the CDD stamp release. The silhouette image you created up above is so pretty, and the purse is so cute, what fun papers! I also really like your Decorate to Celebrate decor, I love the papers and idea! Super projects this week!

kahaulani said...

LOVE this card! reminds me of home,beautiful beaches and tropical breeze

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic card Lisa! Love the beautiful scene that you created!

Cheri said...

This is absolutely stunning and so warm feeling. TFS my friend.
Cheri - John 3:16

yyam said...

Wow. Really cool. Love the rays!

Norma said...

WOW! fabulous card my friend an I love the scene which is perfect for that sentiment:) I hope you had a fantastic weekend.

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Unknown said...

so pretty!

Linsey R said...

Ultra cuteness!! I' super excited for Tara!!! Such delightful sentiment sets!!! Thanks for being a part of the fun and for your wonderful creation!

Gerda said...

WOW Lisa!!! What a fabulous card!! Love it!!! Have a great day.

mum of two said...

Lisa, this is so stunning! TFS :)

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Joni Andaya said...

Oh my!!! What a perfect summer card! Seeing your card...is just Fabulous.. can't wait for summer! Fabulous :)

Denise said...

This card definitely is one of my favorites of yours. I am a bit of a sun worshipper so I think the background and silhouettes rock!

MiamiKel said...

Oh my, I have missed a whole lotta fun on your blog! Love this bright burst of sunshine and the lovely embossed layers in the background! Phenom!

~ Jo ~ said...

Lisa this card is so pretty, so tropical! I really love the rays....and all that embossing! I sure hope you are enjoying crafting! I miss it LOL .. now that I've moved and hopefully will have my craft room ready soon, I can create too! Have a wonderful evening!


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