Saturday, May 14, 2016

Craftin Desert Divas May Release Blog Hop

To celebrate the new release, Craftin Desert Divas is picking 3 winners to win their choice of stamp set! Winners will be chosen at random from the comments in the blog hop. 
You have up to 4 chances to qualify to win!

  1. Leave a comment on this blog post
  2. Like/share CDD on Facebook: Craftin Desert Divas
  3. Join us in the CDD Gallery: Craftin Desert Divas Gallery
  4. Follow CDD on Instagram: Craftin Desert Divas IG

Each action qualifies for one entry, max 4 entries per hopper please! Winners will be announced on Monday on the CDD Blog.

Now let's get on with the CDD release hop with our amazing designers!

All stamps are in the CDD Shop and now available for purchase HERE.




We also have a special priced May Release Bundle that's only available for this weekend only.

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

I started by doing a simple watercolor wash then chose a cactus and a pot from the Prickly stamp set. It is hard to tell in the photo but the images and sentiment are heat embossed in rose gold embossing powder.  I watercolored the images as well.

I fussy cut the cactus and pot and adhered them to my watercolored panel. I absolutely adore this set!!  With all the cute faces included, you can go from an elegant, artsy card to a super adorable cutesy card!!  If you only could chose one set, this should be it!! (my opinion :)

This card is super simple!!  I ink blended a background to look like a summer's night sky.  Then I heat embossed (after some minor stamp surgery) a sentiment from This n' That sentiment set in white embossing powder.  I took the flourishes from that same set and embossed them in a clear sparkle powder.  I added some white dot detail with a gel pen and thought I was finished.  It looked a little sparse to me so I added that cute little lightening bug from the Build A Scene 2 set also in white embossing powder.

I hope you enjoyed my projects for this release and been liking what you've been seeing along the way!!  This is one fabulous release!!!!

Here are the specials for this release:

1 FREE 3x4 stamp and 1 bag of sequins for orders that are $50 or more
 before taxes & shipping. 
Offer is only good 5/13 thru 5/15 10pm MST. 
Freebies will automatically be added to your order, no special request please.

  New SEQUIN MIXES will be on SALE for $1.00 each!!!

From 5/16 - 5/23 every order will get two bags of sequins. They will automatically be added to your order, no special request please. 

 Enjoy these specials for in stock items only starting 5/13 thru 5/23 at 10pm MST. 
All stamps & Dies are made in the USA.

Mindy has designed and used this adorable SVG claw machine spaceship to make her project today and we've added it to the CDD Shop for free during the 2 day hop.

We hope you have enjoyed this release and will join us again tomorrow for more design team inspiration.

Your next stop is the super talented:



  1. Like the wonderful backgrounds & coloring of your creations. Have a BEE-utiful day!
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. This is beautiful! I love the watercolored background and the pop of color from the cactus!

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  4. Sorry I had major typos in my original comment.. I think I was pondering your comment "minor stamp surgery" In either case the cards are amazing

    1. stamp surgery is where you cut your stamp apart so that you can rearrange the words or images. The best thing is that the parts fit back together perfectly, so you can still stamp in the original design too :)

  5. Beautiful cards! Love the little firefly!!!

  6. Great job on both of these cards! Love the water colors!

  7. FABULOUS cards!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY AWESOMENESS :)

  8. That reach for the stars card is one of my favorites! So pretty!

  9. You make a cactus looks extra beautiful my friend. The watercolor background color is so pretty blue! and the 2nd card background is totally amazing.. gorgeous colors blending... Love them!

  10. Beautiful cards!! I really love the reach for the stars card, so simple but so beautiful!

  11. These are great! Love your ink blending and the little bee/insect reaching for the stars :) xx

  12. Very pretty cards, love the backgrounds you created,

  13. These are great! I especially like the rose gold embossing!!

  14. Ooh the two fantastic cards! I really love the colors on your second card.

  15. Oh my, both cards are superb! Love that blended background and the watercoloring is wonderful

  16. Love every detail about both of the fabulous cards!!! T.F.I

  17. These are both beautiful, but that second one is absolutely stunning!!

  18. 2 fab makes love the bee and sentiment would never have thought to put those two together but they go great x

  19. Really cute cards! Really love the card with the little bee!

  20. Both of your cards are absolutely beautiful!

  21. Love the dimension that your first card has, and love the background on your second card. Both card are very pretty.

  22. Your blooming cactus is gorgeous!


  23. I love that background on your second card; it is just beautiful.

  24. I love the clean simplicity of the watercolored background of your first card. Ir really makes the cactus the star of the card. As for your second card, it looks exactly like the nighttime sky we had during a severe thunderstorm that occurred at sundown last night! Well done!


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