Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Simply Said Sneak Peek at Craftin' Desert Divas

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

Welcome to day two of day four 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 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 created:
Seems like so many people are feeling ill this time of year with stomach bugs, allergies, or upper respiratory...I thought why not have a get well card ready.

The Simply Said stamp set has such a variety. This is just one of the many fabulous sentiments in the set. It stamped nicely with brisk, clear lines.

I found this Nurse Bear at Silhouette On-line store. Isn't she just precious! I know if I had a boo-boo she would make me feel better!

Just a close-up of the cutest smiling bear!

Other Materials:
red and white pattern paper
brown, white, red, black, and kraft card stock
white pleated ribbon
black Versafine ink

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!

Stay Creative,

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter Everyone

Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope you have enjoyed your Easter. One final Easter card to share. The background paper is from the Hippy Chic pad (cute name, huh?)

This little fellow is a freebie from Little Scraps of Heaven. All his edges were inked in yellow, and he needed a matching bow tie.

I worked on these bunny belly boxes (17 of them) last night and today. I am going to bring them to school tomorrow.  A day late, but I think the students will still like them.

Two more days of FCAT (Math portion) and then 6 weeks of school left. Time is flying by. I think the students are getting excited about the idea of going to middle school.

Be sure to come back again. Lots to projects to be shared this week...a new challenge at Die Cuttin' Diva on Tuesday, a Sneak Peek for Craftin' Desert Divas on Wednesday, and I am always looking for the chance to enter some challenges.

Stay Creative,

Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter, Daffodil Ribbon, and a Challenge Reminder

Happy Good Friday Everyone!

Today is my 3 Girl JAM Day and I am super excited to be able to share a couple Easter cards. I didn't think I was going to have much time to craft this past week because of FCAT (our HUGE standardized test), but I squeezed in some time.

Here is my first DT project...
A cute Easter owl by Miss Kate Cuttables.

Daffodil crinkle ribbon from the Spring Flowers Bundle with a green brad wrapped around the center of the flower bow. 

The owl is sitting on a double layer of Spellbinders...Decorative Label One and Marvelous Squares.

The second DT project...
Here is a basket full of decorative eggs.

I inked all the edges of the basket with brown ink and filled the basket with colorful eggs.

More Daffodil crinkle sure to get some today! Use GC10 for a discount.
Other Materials:
various pattern papers
yellow, green, kraft, white, blue and brown card stock
Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge ~ label
green pearls
brown and black ink
Happy Easter stamp by Jaded Blossom

Hope you will join us at 3 Girl JAM for the April Challenge...All Things Spring
March 29th - May 2nd
Prize ~ $15 Gift Certificate

Stay Creative,


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Sweet Spring Dress at Die Cuttin' Divas

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome back for this terrific Tuesday at Die Cuttin' Divas.

This Week's Challenge...
Tic Tac Toe Grid

Here is my Design Team project...
I used the far right vertical line...shaped card, 3 pattern papers, and ribbon or twine.

I found this sweet looking dress at the Silhouette On-Line store. I bought the file a couple weeks ago when it was 50% off. The weather is perfect now for wearing this style. 

I used soft colors from Martha Stewart (green, yellow, and pink), embellished with pink and green pearls, and then added a double twine bow to the clothes hanger. 

The inside is layered with yellow polka dot paper and white card stock. 

Here is the grid so you can join us at Die Cuttin Divas this week...

Stay Creative,

Monday, April 14, 2014

Little Chick Treat Box for the Craftin' Desert Diva Party

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today brings a new Linky Party at Craftin' Desert Diva hosted by Tara.

Crafty Party Theme...
Color/Photo Inspiration
Aren't these fabulous colors!

Here is my project...
I made a jelly bean container. Of course, you could add any type of treat you wanted. I found this 3-D box at the Silhouette On-Line Store.

The cut-out window was covered with a clear transparency sheet and the Brachs gummi 
beans were enclosed in a zipped 3" X 4" bag to keep them fresh. The cute little chick is a freebie at Little Scraps of Heaven. YES, it is still a freebie today! I inked all his edges with a yellow ink.

Pink, orange, and yellow crinkle ribbon makes a beautiful bow to tie the box closed, a few dainty roses for the center, and lastly a tag (which was the cut out window). I also added a few layered pieces to tie all the colors together and a Happy Easter stamp to that tag.
K&Company Specialty Paper ~ Sparkly Sweet
yellow, orange, black, and white card stock
3D treat box by Silhouette On-Line store
Little Chick ~ Little Scrap of Heaven
clear transparency
yellow, pink, and orange crinkle ribbon
Happy Easter stamp
yellow and black ink
pink and orange miniature flowers

Hope you will join us for this crafty party at Craftin' Desert Divas! The more you link up, the better chance you have to win! Visit Craftin' Desert Divas for all the rules and to play along.

Sponsors for this Linky Party...
Be sure to check out the other Design Team projects while there.
Stay Creative,

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Pastel Colors at Die Cuttin' Divas

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome back to another Die Cuttin' Diva challenge.

This week's challenge...Pastel Colors
The colors of this family are usually described as "soothing", "soft", "near neutral", "milky", "washed out", "desaturated", lacking strong chromatic content. No matter how you describe the colors I love how they look. The colors blend together so well and can be used for any theme, especially Easter since it is approaching quickly.

Here is my DT project...
A feminine birthday card for anyone ready to have a party.
Sorry the picture isn't brighter. I was trying to be quick and used the old camera without the lightbox. I can see a difference in the quality of my pictures now!  Maybe I did learn something from my photography class! Lesson learned! Next time, make time to take better pictures.

Daffodil crinkle ribbon from 3 Girl JAM with a pink brad wrapped around the center of the bow. Be sure to check out the special this month! Let Julie know I sent you over! :)

This party hat was cut from an oldie, but goodie...Celebration Cricut cartridge. The die-cuts are simple, so you can choose just the right color paper and add embellishments to fancy them up. 
Other Materials:
My Mind's Eye papers
yellow card stock
Spun Sugar distressing ink by Tim Holtz
pink pearls
Happy Birthday stamp
black ink

Hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our Pastel Colors challenge.

Stay Creative,

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Bunny Belly Box

Hello Crafty Friends,

Hope you have enjoyed your weekend. Me...did some school work yesterday, made some FCAT treat bags, then went to see Captain America today, and as soon as I am done posting I am going to make a  card. Back to school tomorrow for only 8 more weeks. Hard to believe this school year is almost done.

These Belly Boxes by My Scrap Chick are the cutest treat containers and I sure wish they were around when I was a kid. I have made this darling bunny, but have 7 more types that I bought when they were 75% off.
The over-sized carrot feet are way too cute. I inked all the edges (feet, face, and ears).
I used scrap pieces of dark pink and white card stock to make filler for the belly. I crimped all the pieces and then crumbled it a little more to make it appear fuller. 
A few Nestle Crunch chocolate eggs were added for a yummy treat.

Have a great week,
Stay Creative,