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October 24, 2014

Craftin Desert Diva's October Sneak Peek

Welcome to day 3 of the sneak peeks for the October stamp release at Craftin Desert Diva's.  We have 5 new stamps in this release.  This release is Thanksgiving and Christmas inspired.  We sharing with you a variety of projects to help inspire you with your upcoming holiday projects. These images and sentiments will come with a SVG outline that is free to you.

Here are this release specials for you:

1) Use code: October to receive 20% off your entire order.  Sale ends October 31, 2014 midnight MST.
2) Free mini stamp with a 2 stamp minimum purchase in the CDD shop.  (Offer ends October 31st, mini stamp will be revealed during the hop.)
3) Come hop along with us October 25th & 26th to find a hidden link to a Too Cute By Jessica SVG freebie.  Both days will have a new freebie that you won't want to miss.  Be sure to check out Too Cute By Jessica patterns and sale.
4) Sponsor prize - Eyelet Outlet & Brads: 2 winners each receive a pack of goodies.
5) Sponsor prize - Core'dinations Color Core card stock paper for scrapbooking (30) 12x12 Spotted card stock.
6) Sponsor prize - $15 to Scrapping for Less.

Each day we will be giving you a sneak peek at one of the 5 new stamp sets.  On Saturday and Sunday we will have a blog hop with prizes each day.  There are some amazing creations being shared today. Today we are showcasing our projects created with Simply Christmas stamp set.  We hope you will stop by the Craftin Desert Diva's Shop and a Craftin Desert Diva's Gallery Facebook group. We would love for you to join us and share your creations using the Craftin Desert Diva's stamps.  In this group, we show previews first, have giveaways and much more!  Now on to my sneak peek project:
I used the Hello Kitty Greeting cartridge for the sweet little snowman and added a Peachy Keen Face stamp.  Some Candy Cane Trendy Twine and Stickles dressed him up.  The sentiment and the stamped snowman are from the new Simply Christmas stamp set.
Don't forget to stop over at Craftin Desert Diva's for more sneak peeks, amazing inspiration from the design team and for a chance to win today's giveaway.  The winner will be chosen from one of the blogs today, so the more you visit and comment the better chance you have to win! 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 Saturday and Sunday for the blog hop!

October 20, 2014

Craftin Desert Diva's "Halloween" Linky Party

 
Welcome to another Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party.  The theme for this linky party is "Halloween."  For my project I created a fun Halloween card.
I used the Mini Monsters cartridge for the ghost and stamped his face with a Peachy Keen face stamp. I used some Stickles for a sparkly effect.  The frame was cut from the Freshly Picked cartridge and I added a border punched from the Martha Stewart Drippy Goo punch.  The spider web is also punched from a Martha Stewart punch.  A coordinating bow in Trick or Treat Trendy Twine was added to the frame.  The sentiment is from the Craftin Desert Diva's Frightfully Cute stamp set.
We have some awesome sponsors for this linky party:
Craftin Desert Diva's - one stamp set
The Cutting Cafe: Any 2 files
Digital Delight by Loubylou: $5 Gift Card
Stop by Craftin Desert Diva's to check out all of the inspiring projects from the design team and to join in on the linky party.

October 16, 2014

Trendy Twine Design Day

Hello, it's my design day over at Trendy Twine and I have a project featuring Lime Licorice Trendy Twine.  I used the twine to accent several of the monsters on my layout, the title and the tag.
I used the Mini Monsters cartridge to cut all of the adorable little monsters and the title for my layout.
Several different Peachy Keen Face stamp sets were used for the faces on each of the monsters.  The tag was stamped with a sentiment from the Craftin Desert Diva's Frightfully Cute stamp set.
A set of wiggly eyes was added to the center of the "o's" in the title of the layout.  The title was popped up on foam dots for added dimension.
A little pumpkin sticker from my stash and a button were added as embellishments.
There are lots of Halloween twine colors available in the store perfect for those Halloween projects.  I love the variety of the Halloween twine colors, a different color to coordinate with each project.  Also, don't forget to join our "Boo-tiful Treats" October challenge, all of the details are here.
Challenges:

October 13, 2014

Congrats Card

I have a CAS card to share today which was created with the scraps left over from a layout.  The paper is from the DCWV Rustic stack.   I followed a sketch to create this simple but elegant card.
I used the Fiskars Apron Lace punch along the edge of the hand cut flag.  The sentiment is from the Craftin Desert Diva's Say It Big stamp set and was stamped on a die cut tag.  I lightly inked the edges and popped it up on foam dots.  A coordinating flower with some candy stones from my stash were the finishing touch.

October 9, 2014

Trendy Twine Design Day

Hello, it's my design day over at Trendy Twine and I have a project featuring Lime Licorice Trendy Twine.  I covered a Kraft Gable box from Annie's Paper Boutique with some fun paper and used my Fiskars Jack-O-Lantern punch for the face.  The top of the gable box was closed with some burlap and I added a bat which was outlined with Black  Licorice Trendy Twine and some googly eyes.  I attached a fun little tag with a sentiment from the Craftin Desert Diva's Frightfully Cute stamp set.  The little pumpkin and the grass on the tag are both from punches.  My tag was finished off with a coordinating Trendy Page dot and tied to the gable box with the Lime Licorice twine.  I only have a sneak peek of my project so head over to the Trendy Twine blog.
There are lots of Halloween twine colors available in the store and you can also find the coordinating Spooktacular Halloween Trendy Page Dots for those Halloween projects along with many other crafty projects.  Also, don't forget to join our "Boo-tiful Treats" October challenge, all of the details are here.
Challenges:

October 6, 2014

Craftin Desert Divas's "Anything But A Card" Linky Party

 
Welcome to another Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party.  The theme for this linky party is "Anything But A Card."  For my project I created a double page 12x12 layout based on the sketch provided by DCWV.
This layout has lots of layering using coordinating papers from the DCWV Rustic Stack.  It is perfect for Fall projects.  I used a sentiment from the Craftin Desert Diva's Say It Big stamp set as the title for my layout.  The sentiment was stamped on a mat cut from a Recollections metal die.
I tucked a few tags for journaling behind the photo mats.  The flourishes were cut from the Cricut American Alphabet cartridge.  A few flowers from my stash were added as embellishments.
I created a small banner for each page and added some Maya Road cording along the edges.  I loved the cording because it has metallic gold twisted with the cording, however, the gold keeps unravelling. I was a bit disappointed working with this product.
We have some awesome sponsors for this linky party:
Craftin Desert Diva's - one stamp set
 
Little Scraps of Heaven Designs - $15 in files
Blumenthal Lansing Company - Button Lovers Prize Package

Stop by Craftin Desert Diva's to check out all of the inspiring projects from the design team and to join in on the linky party.

October 2, 2014

Cherish Layout

This double page layout was created using papers and coordinating embellishments from my stash.
The photo mats were kept neutral against the patterned card stock.  Flowers punched from a Martha Stewart punch accented the corners of the photo mats.
The "Cherish" title was sticker from the same collection.  I added it to white card stock and popped it up on foam dots for added dimension.
A large pocket and tag was added for journaling.  The tag was accented with Totally White Trendy Twine.