Monday, June 30, 2014

What a Deer!

Hello Crafty Friends,

After watching the Law and Order: SUV marathon ALL yesterday  (those law shows sure are addicting) and not accomplishing much of anything, I decided I would create a card so I could join a few challenges.

My project for today...
An A2 card for any occasion focusing on a darling deer.

I used the following sketch from Pals Paper Arts.

The baby deer is from Miss Kate Cuttables. It was a freebie, but it is now in the 50 cent section. Lots of layers, but I didn't mind since I used my favorite color...brown. I think the teal bow "pops".

I used a stamp from Scrappy Moms...2 Thumbs Up! set
Other Materials:
DCWV paper ~ Linen Closet stack
browns, teal, and cream card stock
Brown ink (edges)
Potting Soil ink (sentiment) by Ranger
Latte Skittle by Carri

Other Challenges:

Stay Creative,

Saturday, June 28, 2014

July Challenge at 3 Girl JAM ~ Food

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome back for another 3 Girl JAM creation. Today brings a new challenge for the month of July. You are definitely going to want to join us this month!

The Challenge...
Food with Ribbon
Everyone loves some type of food. It could be American, Italian, Chinese, or maybe Thai Cuisine. My weakness is sweets...I sure do like desserts. I am not too picky either, but I prefer chocolate! How about you? What do like the best?
KaDoodle Bug Designs...Yummy Treats file
This is the Halloween Harvest crinkle ribbon from the Seasons Bundle. I used micro Glue Dots to adhere my ribbon for the bunched effect. The small bow was created using a bow maker (The 3 Girl JAM shop has one available.). Be sure to use GC10 for a discount if you are interested in getting your own.

The edges of the cake was inked with brown, then the sentiment was stamped.
Other Materials:
red, brown, cream, green, and pink card stock
 pink pattern paper from scrap box
Cardz TV stamp
"potting soil" brown ink by Ranger
Skittles by Carri

Join us at 3 Girl JAM for our "Food Challenge".
June 28th - August 1st
Prize ~ $10 gift cert to 3GJ store

Stay Creative,

Friday, June 27, 2014

3 Girl JAM Daily Post using Navy Jute String

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today is my day to share at 3 Girl JAM and I am using a versatile product that comes in a variety of colors...Jute String.

Here is my Design Team Project...
I created a small treat bag (Silhouette On-line #45733) perfect for all those guest that come over on Independence Day. I included Twizzlers that I cut to bite size. The 3" x 3" plastic bag fits inside nicely.

I used 3 Girl JAM's Navy Jute String to tie the bag closed.

Currently on sale for $ sure to use GC10 for a discount!

A tag (from Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge) stamped with Happy July 4th (from the Celebrate Freedom set available at Craftin' Desert Divas) hangs from the front flap. I added a couple red stars and blue liquid pearls.
Other Challenge:

Here is the 3D treat bag by Lori Whitlock. Super easy to cut and assemble!

New monthly challenge starts tomorrow!
Hope you will join us!

Stay Creative,

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

June Release Bog Hop at Craftin' Desert Divas

Welcome to our fourth Craftin Desert Diva's stamp release blog hop!! I'm super excited to share with you in full the CDD June release stamps. There are four new stamps that are being released in the Craftin Desert Divas Shop and are available now for purchase.

So without further ado here are the latest stamp sets:

Holly Day Punnies - you can purchase them HERE

Be Inspired - You can purchase them HERE

Bring On The Cake - You can purchase them HERE

Say It Big - You can purchase them HERE

How about a sale??!! Use the code JUNE for 20% off your ENTIRE order!!

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)

PLUS, every purchase qualifies for a FREE studio file...

I'm just one of many stops in the hop and I truly hope you enjoy these stamps!! A complete blog line up is located for you below in case you get lost along the way.

And now for my project...
I am using the Holly Days Puns and even though it is summer the thought of hot cocoa is still delicious, especially with LOTS of marshmallows.

These mugs from My Scrap Chick can be used for any type of gift. Just change the colors and/or contents and they can be extremely versatile. You could use them for coffee with the k-cups or even tea.

I stuffed my baggies with marshmallows and tied them with crinkle ribbon and twine. The 2 1/2" tag from Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge was attached to each. I found that tiny Hershey Kiss SVG file by searching on Google. I used silver card stock and crumbled it to make it look like the foil.

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:

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

My Country 'Tis of Thee at Die Cuttin' Divas

Hello Everyone!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy is Die Cuttin' Diva challenge day.

This Week's Challenge...
'Tis Thee Country
I live in the United States and our country's colors are red, white, and blue. We celebrate Independence Day July 4th of every year.

Here is my Design Team project...
I decided to make a tag for a candy jar and this firework was just "popping" with excitement to be on display.

This cute firework can be found at Miss Kate Cuttables. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the file. The stars I cut with the Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge at 1" - 1/4". The sentiment is from Craftin' Desert Diva stamps ~ Celebrate Freedom.
 Red, white, and blue crinkle ribbon, red and white twines, and  a few star buttons finish off the 4" tag.
Other Materials:
red, white, blue, and black card stock
pattern paper is from scrap pile
black ink

Other Challenges:

Hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our "'Tis Thee Country" challenge. The other design team  members have done a fabulous job with their creations, so be sure to check them out.
This Week's Sponsor...
Bugaboo Stamps
Can't wait to see what you share!
Stay Creative,
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Monday, June 23, 2014

Red, White, and Blue Linky Party at Craftin' Desert Divas

Hello Crafty Friends,

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

Party Theme is...
Red, White, and Blue
Loving these colors right now!

Here is my project...
A super cute (and patriotic) bunny from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.

The triple bow was created using a bow maker and the sentiment is from the CDD Simply Said stamp set. I thought this sentiment was perfect because he made me smile after he was assembled together.
Other Materials:
Bo Bunny pattern paper
red, white, blue, pink, and black card stock
red and white twine
Glitz glitter glue
red, white, and blue sequins
blue ink

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...
Craftin' Desert Divas: one stamp set
My Scrap Chick: $10 Coupon Code
Newton's Nook Designs: $10 Coupon for online store
Snap*Click Supply Co.: $10 G.C

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Holly Day Pun Sneak Peek at Craftin' Desert Divas

Hello Crafty Friends,

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

Welcome to Day 1 of our June stamp release party! Each day we will be giving you a sneak peek at one of the four new stamp sets. Then, on Tuesday and Wednesday, 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 Holly Day Puns stamp set.

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

We hope you will stop by our store Craftin Desert Divas Shop and our 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:
I decided to use non-traditional Christmas colors (pink and blue) for this holiday card. This cute little owl (with scalloped background) is from the Silhouette On-line store.

I used the following layout from the Deconstructed Sketch.

Pink pearls around the scalloped circle and a small round brad in the bottom right corner.

Here is a close-up of one of the stamps from Holly Day Puns.
Other Materials:
My Minds Eye paper
pink, white, and black card stock
black ink

Sneak Peek Giveaway!!

All you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs starting at Craftin' Desert Divas! 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 also much for joining us today and I hope you will come back tomorrow for more sneak peeks!

Stay Creative,

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Celebrate Freedom with Explosions of Fun

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome back and thanks for stopping by!  Today is my day to share a project using any stamp from Craftin' Desert Diva's new stamp line. Be sure to check out the wide variety of sentiments available! Tara has 12 sets with more coming soon!

Here is my Design Team project...
I tried a new technique using distressed inks and a fireworks embossing folder to make the background "pop". The stamp says it was definitely fun to try! The 4th of July wagon was one of the first freebies I obtained, but I just used it for the first time. Doesn't it match this stamp set perfectly!

The clear sentiment was stamped with a dark blue ink.

Red, white, and blue sequins were scattered as they exploded with fun!

Here is the set, Celebrate Freedom, one more time. Get yours today!

Other Materials:
red, white, blue, black, and brown card stock
red and blue distressed ink by Tim Holtz
Fireworks embossing folder by Darice
red, white, and blue sequins
Glitz glitter glue

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Things with Wings at Die Cuttin' Divas

Hello Crafty Friends,

Thanks for stopping by! 
Today is a terrific day since it is a Die Cuttin' Diva challenge day.

This Week's Challenge...
Things with Wings
That could be birds, bugs, fairies, angels, or even airplanes.  What will you create? 

My Design Team project...
I cut and assembled this patriotic owl (by KaDoodle Bug Designs) first and then decided that a scalloped circular card would match the eyes perfectly. The red, white, and blue pearls alternate around the edge.

This stamp is part of the Punny set at Craftin' Desert Divas.
Other Materials:
Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge ~ card base (p. 38) cut at 4 1/4"
blue ink
Bo Bunny striped paper
brown, white, red, blue, and yellow card stock
fireworks ribbon

Other Challenges:

Hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Diva this week for our "Things with Wings" Challenge.

This Week's Sponsor...
Pink Bling Crafter 
~ Stamp Set ~

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day

Hello Crafty Friends,

Hope you have been enjoying your weekend and you have plans to celebrate that special man in your life today...for today is Father's Day! I am not sure what our plans are yet, but whatever my hubby wants to do is how we will spend our day. 

The idea of Father's Day was met with criticism and jokes for not being "manly" enough. However, with Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Calvin Coolidge's combined previous efforts, President Lyndon B. Johnson was prompted to make an official proclamation in 1966 that designated the third Sunday in June as a national holiday, and in 1972, President Richard Nixon signed the law that made it permanent.

Here is a surprise card I made for my hubby when he and my daughter went out last night to a concert on The Square.

We let him pick out a new grill for Father's Day, so I thought this easel card from My Scrap Chick was a perfect match. It is the BBQ pocket and it is only $1 until tomorrow.

If you decide to make this sure to bend the accessories slighty to make them look more realistic. You could even add a gift card in the pocket...I didn't since we will take him out to eat to wherever he chooses. It is usually a steakhouse...either Cody's or Logan's. I like both, so either place is fine with me!

I used my Cricut to cut out the sentiment at 1 1/2". I found the saying on the Holiday Cakes cartridge (p. 72).
Other Materials:
white, green, blue, silver, brown, and grey cardstock
pattern paper from scrap box
blue buttons
red ribbon


Enjoy Father's Day!

Friday, June 13, 2014

3 Girl JAM Daily Post ~ Tie Dye Ribbon

Hello Crafty Friends,

 Today is my 3 Girl JAM day and I am using one of the newest products available...tie dye ribbon in pink. The soft blend of colors allow you to use it on all your creations. Plus it come in various other colors!

Here is my Design Team project...
I created a treat box using a plain boutique box from DeNami Designs. I picked up these 1x3x3 boxes at the Scrapbook Expo last year, but haven't used them since I have been using my zipped baggies. I decided to try fancying up the box, so it wouldn't be plain. What do  you think?

I cut the tag at 2 1/4" using Plantin Schoolbook (shadow feature too) and then added a flower sticker by SandyLion. I have so many stickers that even if I used one each day for the next 6 months I probably would still have plenty left. Liquid pearls in Pink and Key Lime were carefully dropped on each side.

The bow was create with 3 Girl JAM ribbon and some Pink Limeade Trendy Twine.

Now for the box...I used the Swirl embossing folder and ran it through the Cuttlebug and viola! No more plain plastic box! You could use any type of embossing folder for the theme you need. I have a few more of these boutique boxes, so will be trying some other patterns!

Here are the tie dye bundles available in the 3 Girl JAM shop. Stop by and gets yours today! The bundle includes 4 yards of each color for $4.97. Use GC10 for a discount.

Don't forget the monthly challenge...
May 31st - June 27th 

Stay Creative,