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Sunday, May 29, 2016

"Create A Scene" Linky Party!!!



Hello friends! The theme for this Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas is "Create a Scene"! We would love to see all of your projects that fit this theme! So go ahead and craft it and link it up on the Craftin Desert Diva's Blog.

Every other Monday will mark the beginning of a new semi-weekly Linky Party over 
at the CDD blog. We hope you will share your projects with us! And don't forget 
about  the prizes! Every Linky Party will have a winner and a Top 3! 
The more times you link up...the more chances you have to win!!

Our Sponsors for this Linky Party are:

One 4"x 6" stamp set
One Digi Stamp of choice

Here is what I made..



With the release of these new Scene Builder stamps set, this challenge was so fun!!
I decided on a summer-y card with this super cute bear.  All the sets I used worked fabulously together!!  A bit of "no-fancy" colouring, a bit of ink blending and glossy accents and this card was done!!

Hope you enjoyed!!




Here are all the CDD products I used:














Sunday, May 15, 2016

Craftin Desert Divas "FOODIE" Linky Party




Hello friends! The theme for this Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas is "Foodie"! We would love to see all of your projects that fit this theme! So go ahead and craft it and link it up on the Craftin Desert Diva's Blog.

Every other Monday will mark the beginning of a new semi-weekly Linky Party over 
at the CDD blog. We hope you will share your projects with us! And don't forget 
about  the prizes! Every Linky Party will have a winner and a Top 3! 
The more times you link up...the more chances you have to win!!

Our Sponsors for this Linky Party are:

One 4"x 6" stamp set
One Digi Stamp of choice

I have to admit that I am a sugar freak. I LOVE candy. So when this theme popped up, I immediately thought sweets!!

Here is what I made:


I started by stamping and colouring one of the candy images from Fright Night.  I then watercolored a background panel cut from the Fancy Frame dies in colors that "kind of" matched my candies.  When the panel was dry, I adhered my candies on top of their coordinating colors.  I stamped the sentiment from the Sweet Wishes mini stamp set and the hearts from the Sweet Kisses set.  And of course added some glitter pen and Glossy Accents to the hearts and candies!!


Hope you enjoyed and have a fabulous day!!
Thank you for stopping by xx

Laurie



Here are all the CDD products I used:














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.







Comet


Honeycomb

Skyfall

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.

SVG FREEBIE 
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:


 LEAH!!


Friday, May 13, 2016

Paper Smooches May Challenge!

Hello everyone!!  I am participating in the PAPER SMOOCHES May Challenge.  It's a fabulous one this month with the theme being RAINBOW!!!!  So fun!!



I knew I wanted to use the Bird House dies, which I've had for awhile but haven't used.  I die cut several from Neenah 80lb cardstock and coloured them in rainbow colors using my Spectrum Noir markers.



I knew I wanted to have a circle of birdhouse around a sentiment.  So I die cut one of the Pinked Circles dies, added a light blue background with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and stamped my sentiment from the Summer Groves stamp set..along with the cute bird and tiny flower images.


And here is my finished card, sequins and all!!


I hope you like my rainbow creation!!
All products used are linked below!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!











Friday, May 6, 2016

HEY!!!

Hello everyone and happy Friday!!  I'm here to share a cute "hey" card.  I recently got my hands on the Peek a Boo Animals stamp set and I love it!!!  The possibilities are endless with these cute little critters!!

I started by using the Fancy Frames Dies (of course) to cut a panel for the front of my card.  I used the small rectangle in the same set to die cut a window for my kitty to peek over.  I was going for a cat looking in a window sort of effect.  I decided to do some ink blending in yellow and orange to make it look like a sunny sky.


I colored and fussy cut the butterfly from Blooming for You to add just a little more cuteness.  Speaking of cute, I just had to add a bow to that sweet little kitty, from the Party Dies set.
I die cut the scallop border (one of my favourite dies!) from the Pocket Pieces Hello Dies set for the kitten to lean on.  I added a few enamel dots to finish the card off.


Hope you enjoy!! All products are listed and linked below!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!