Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Craftin Desert Divas November Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the CDD November Product Release Blog Hop.  All stamps & dies are in the CDD shop and now available for purchase. 

For this release we have (4) new 2x3 mini stamps and (3) new 5x7 stamp sets and 2 new die sets designed by our own design team member Leah!

2x3 mini stamp set

2x3 mini stamp set

Little Birdie
2x3 mini stamp set

2x3 mini stamp set

Busy Bees
5x7 stamp set

Home Sweet Home
5x7 stamp set

Across The Border
5x7 stamp set

Pocket Pieces Hello Dies

Stitched Scallop Dies
You can purchase them here.

Here is what I've created for you.....

For my first card I used the new Busy Bees stamp set. I stamped my flower and masked them then stamped the honey pot to created a vase. These were colored with Copic Markers. I used CDD Fancy Frames Dies for the base layer of my card.

For my other elements I used the new Pocket Pieces Hello Dies.

For my next card I colored the cute little elephant from the new Tons mini stamps. I placed her on a card base that was inked with Distress Ink, I used the new Stitched Scallop Dies to create a mask for my clouds. The balloons are from CDD Party Dies.

My sentiment is from CDD Animal Antics stamp set.

Here are the specials for this release:
**FREE shipping everywhere, no code necessary!!  We are also going to have a Pre Black Friday Sale, the biggest sale of the year.  The entire shop will be 20% off starting the day of the blog hop!  Free shipping and sale ends 11/29 10pm MST
Stamps and dies are made in the USA.

Here is today's SVG freebie.  Each stop along the way there will be a code letter for the freebie code.  You must comment and follow each blog in order to get the free file.  The file will be available in the shop at just for that day.  Just add it to your cart and enter the letters you collected at each stop for the special code word at checkout to receive your free file download.  **The code word and free file will be available that day ONLY so please be sure to visit the link.

I hope you enjoyed this release and will join us again tomorrow for more projects and day 2 of our blog hop release.  Thank you so much!!

Your code letter from me is: R

Monday, November 23, 2015

Hi Honey ~ Craftin Desert Divas November Sneak Peek

Today is Day 4 of the sneak peeks for the November product release at Craftin Desert Divas

We have (3) 5x7 new stamp sets and (4) 2x3 mini stamps for this release and 2 new die sets designed by our own design team member Leah!
Today we are showcasing the new Busy Bees stamps.

I have created a card using the cute little bee couple. I colored the images with Copic markers. I added them to a panel that was cut with the rectangle from the CDD Mix It Up Dies.

Embossing paste and a stencil were used to create some texture and honeycomb background. This was then add to a card base made with CDD FancyFrame Dies

Everything was finished off with some Stickles and Glossy Accents.
Head on over to Facebook to hop and get a free cut file. You can start on the Craftin Desert Divas Fanpage.
Thanks for joining me today!!
Come back on Wednesday to see what else I have created using the new Craftin Desert Divas products!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

KaDoodle Bug Designs Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to KaDoodle Bug Design's Holiday Blog Hop!  We are so excited to have you join us today! At each stop of the hop we hope you will be inspired by the creativity of the design team. 

You should be arriving from wonderful Jana's blog. If you happened across this post out of order, please head to the KaDoodle Bug Design's Blog to start at the beginning of the hop.

Here is what I have created for you:

This first card features the new Cutie KaToodles Standing Indian Turkey. I paper-pieced him and put him on a 5" x 5" scalloped card base. I love these Cutie KaToodles. They have the best eyes! I love to add some Clear Wink Of Stella and Glossy Accents to them to give them a good shine. My sentiment on this card is from Craftin Desert Divas Happy Celebrations stamp set.

For my second card I chose to use this cute penguin file called Trimming the Tree. I decided to turn this file into a shaped card. Because of the size I cut this file I decided not to use the eyes because they would have cut very tiny. Once I paper-pieced everything I stamped eyes from Peachy Keen Stamps PK-754 Critter Faces Medium. I added some white gel pen accents to create stripes on the candy canes and some Clear Wink of Stella on the ornaments. Finally, I finished off the card by adding a bit of Yellow Stickles to the star.

You next stop on this hop is the very talented Twila!

Now for the Blog Hop Prize! 
8 FILES, that's right every new file used in this hop today!

What do you need to do to be eligible for this amazing prize?
1.  Become a follower of each blog in the hop. 
2.  Leave some comment love at each stop.  You can do so until midnight on Sunday, November 22 MST to be eligible for the prizes.
3. Be sure you "Like" KaDoodle Bug Design Facebook Fanpage
4.  If you do all of the above, check back at the KBD Fanpage for the winner on Tuesday, November 24th 

Here is the complete blog hop lineup:

Friday, November 20, 2015

Sending Tons of Love! ~ Craftin Desert Divas November Sneak Peek

Hi there! It's Friday! Yay!

Today I am sharing a card for the Craftin Desert Divas Facebook Sneak Peeks that start today!

We are showing you projects using the new November Release. Today we are featuring the new Pocket Pieces Hello Dies and 2 new mini stamps: Ton and Chickie.

Here is what I created:

For my card I started with a base that I made using Craftin Desert Divas Fancy Frame Dies. I folded a card base and offset the die at the fold so that it only cut on 3 sides and created a nice scalloped shaped card. I then used the rectangle from the Mix It Up Dies to create one of my panels.

I cut a piece of water color paper using the new Pocket Pieces Hello Dies and stamped the cute little elephant from the new mini Ton stamp. I water colored him then masked him off to create my background. (that's a little pre-peek of something coming tomorrow )

To finish off my card I added a scallop border and stamped my sentiment on die cuts created with the new Pocket Pieces Hello Dies.

Head on over to Facebook to join in the Hop. There is a free cut file just for hopping.

Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Handsome Little Devil ~ with KaDoodle Bug Designs

Hi there! I'm sharing this card on the KaDoodle Bug Designs blog today! Isn't he cute!!

I love this little devil and have wanted to put him on a card for a while. Since Halloween is over I turned him into a card that could be given for a birthday or some other special occasion.

This little guy is a Cutie KaToodles file called Cutie KaToodles - Devil Bear.

I used a some dies and stamps from Craftin Desert Divas to make this a complete card.

To make him a little extra special I added some detail his eyes and nose with some Ranger Glossy Accents.

I hope that you can see that some of the seasonal files can be used for everyday occasions just by your sentiment choice.

Thanks for hanging with my today!!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Thanks Shaker Card ~ Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party

Today is the Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party hosted by Tara of Craftin Desert Divas! Every other Monday will mark the beginning of a new semi-weekly linky party and you could win fabulous prizes!!

 Welcome to our mid post for this week's "Make It Sparkle" challenge.

Here is what I created.

I kept my card pretty simple and added touches of gold. I started with a 4.75" square card base and created a shaker card. The center of the card was cut using the CDD Stitched in Circles Dies

The sentiment was cut in gold glitter with the In Line Dies. This is thick cardstock and the die cut it with no problem whatsoever.

The shaker was filled with Silver and Gold sequins.

I hope you will join us in linking up your project. 

Visit Craftin Desert Divas for all the rules and to play along. 
This week we have some fabulous sponsors.

To link up your "Make It Sparkle" project go on over to Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party page to get all the details!

For more inspiration and to share your Craftin Desert Divas projects join the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery on Facebook.

Join us this week for another fabulous week of sneak peeks!! 

Have a great day, everyone!!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Friends Make Life Bearable

Hi there! It's Friday! Yay!! Weekend, here I come!

I don't know about you but there are some weeks that I can barely get in my craft room to play. That has been my last few weeks! 

Today's card has been in the making for a while now. Not because it is an elaborate design, I just didn't have the time to sit down to put it together!!

I decided that I wanted to make a shaker card featuring this cute little bear from KaDoodle Bug Designs called Pumpkin Patch Bears. I created the base and the frame for my shaker using Craftin Desert Divas Fancy Frames Dies.

I paper-pieced my little bear after inking up all my pieces. A little Glossy accents was added to the eyes and nose for some shine.

I thought the CDD speech bubble from the Mix It Up Dies would work perfectly with this card. The sentiment is from CDD Deer Friends stamp set and was heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder.

I filled the shaker with various sequins from Craftin Desert Divas and I, also, added a few gold seed beads. 

I hope you enjoyed my card for the day!

Have a great weekend!!