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July 28, 2014

Craftin Desert Diva's "Christmas in July" Linky Party

Welcome to another Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party.  The theme for this linky party is Christmas in July.  For my project I created a one page 12x12 layout.  I had previously created a single page layout with the same paper so I thought I would make another coordinating page for a double page layout. You can take a peek at the other page here.
The cocoa cups were cut from the Love You A Latte cartridge and inked on the edges.  The "S'more Cocoa Please" sentiment is from the Holly Days Punnies stamp set and the "Love" sentiment is from the Teenage Dream stamp set.
The sentiment was stamped on a die cut from my stash.  I popped the sentiment on foam dots for added dimension.
A coordinating double bow from the Krafty Red Trendy Twine was added between the two photo mats.
We have some awesome sponsors for this linky party: Craftin Desert Divas, My Scrap Chick and May Arts Ribbon.  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.

July 25, 2014

Craftin Desert Diva's Blog Hop

Welcome to our fifth Craftin Desert Diva's stamp release blog hop!  We are excited to share with you Tara's new July release stamps. There are five new stamp sets being released in the Craftin Desert Diva's Shop today.  Here are the latest stamp sets:
 (School Zone) - you can purchase them here
 (All Star Sports) - you can purchase them here 
(Blooming For You) - you can purchase them here
 (Gota Wear Shades) - you can purchase them here
(Lil Bit Buggie) - you can purchase them here
We have a few specials starting today!  Every purchase receives a free Too Cute By Jessica SVG pattern made especially for this release!  With a minimum 2 stamp purchase you will receive a free mini stamp.  Use code JULY to save 20% on your entire purchase.  The mini stamp and sale will end August 1, 2014.
Here is the free pattern with purchase:
Here is the free mini stamp with any 2 stamp purchase:
If you came from Kathy's blog, you are in the right place.  If not, you will want to start at the beginning with Tara.  Now on to my project, I created this single page 12x12 layout using the All Sports stamp set:
I used the Baseball cartridge to cut the baseball and the title which were adhered to solid card stock to help break up the busy background pattern.
I added some stars and buttons from my stash of embellishments.  Some Cranberry Trendy Twine was used to accent the buttons, photo mat, banner and tag.
The banner was created by cutting flags by hand and adding some polka dotted washi along the top. All of the sentiments are from the new All Sports stamp set and were perfect for my layout.
Next on the line up is the amazing Georgiana.  Be sure to hop with us tomorrow too.  Tara is giving away one stamp set each day of the blog hop and Too Cute By Jessica is giving away a $25 gift certificate to her store.  Winners will be picked from a different blog each day so the more you comment the more chances you have to win!  I would love for you to become a follower of my blog too!

Stamps are available in the Craftin Desert Diva's shop now.  Please join us on Facebook at the Craftin Desert Diva's Gallery we would love for you to share your projects using the Craftin Desert Diva's stamps.

Friday
Tara - www.craftindesertdivas.com


July 23, 2014

Craftin Desert Diva's Sneak Peek

Today starts the July stamp release at Craftin Desert Diva's.  We have some exciting news to share with you!  Tara has added some adorable Trina Clark images to go with her sentiments.  These images will also come with a SVG cut file that is FREE to you.

There are a few specials during this release we want to share with you.  Every purchase receives a Free Too Cute by Jessica SVG pattern made especially for this release.  Any 2 stamp purchase will receive a FREE mini stamp.  Both stamp & pattern will be revealed during the hop.  There will also be a sale, 20% off your ENTIRE purchase using the code: JULY starting on Friday.  The free mini stamp & sale will end August 1, 2014.

Welcome to Day 4 of the Craftin Desert Diva's July stamp release party! Each day we will be giving you a sneak peek at one of the five new stamp sets.  Then, on Friday and Saturday, we will have a blog hop with prizes each day. There are some amazing creations being shared today during this stamp release.

Today, we are showcasing our projects created with the "All Star Sports" stamp set.  All of the stamp sets are 4x6 and made in the USA.

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 project:
I used the Sports Mania cartridge to cut the title for my layout.  The title was cut twice in two colors and offset to create a layer.  A Momenta die was used for the stars.
The "team roster" tag came from my stash.  I stamped the sentiment on a hand cut flag and inked the edges of the white paper.  A bit of Stormy Trendy Twine was used to wrap the photo mats as an accent.
Thanks for joining us, 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 tomorrow for the blog hop!

July 21, 2014

So Cute Layout

This layout was created using 3 different cartridges.  The title was cute from Create a Critter, the scalloped circle for the title was cut from Elegant Edges and the doily was cut from Cricut Essentials.
The photo mats were accented on the corners with a coordinating strip of paper.  A chipboard flower was added next to the photo mats.
A banner was created using hand cut flags and tied with Cotton Candy Trendy Twine.  A few pink sequins accented the banner and a couple of the die cuts.
A large journaling tag was added to the doily and accented with twine.  I created a small twine tassel as an embellishment.
A small metal tag from my stash was added to the layout.  I tied to the scalloped mat with a tiny bit of twine.

July 18, 2014

Craftin Desert Diva's and Love Bug Creations Facebook Co Hop

Ready for another fantastic hop! Craftin’ Desert Diva's and Lovebug Creations has teamed up to bring you some Christmas in July fun!

For the next two days the design teams hope to inspire you to get started on your holiday cards and projects. We are so glad you are joining us for the fun! And of course there has to be prizes, right!!! 

The hop starts each day on Facebook at Craftin’ Desert Divas and finishes up at Lovebug
Creations with a few stops in between.  Check out the hop on Facebook for some awesome prizes.

Even though this is a Facebook hop, I wanted to share more details and pictures of my project on my blog.  I created this single page 12x12 layout using the Christmas Cheer cartridge.
The banner was hand cut and I added the title using the Don Juan cartridge.  A bow made from the Love Bug Creations Simply Red Ribbon was added between the banner, on the tag and the photo mat.
I stamped a sentiment from the Craftin Desert Diva's Holly Days Punnies stamp set.  A bit of Stickles was used for the reindeers nose and I scattered some sequins for a finishing touch.
Hope to see you back on Facebook tomorrow.  And remember to leave your comments and “Like” each page for your chance to win. 

July 14, 2014

Craftin Desert Diva's Summer Linky party

Welcome to another Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party.  The theme for this linky party is summer.  For my project I created a single page 12x12 layout.  With Trendy Twine being one of our sponsors this month, the design team is showcasing projects using twine.  My project features Twisted Lime Trendy Twine.
All of the die cuts came from the Life Is A Beach cartridge with the exception of the pineapple cocktail.   The cocktail die cut was left over from another project and I don't remember which cartridge it came from.  All of the die cuts were inked on the edges for added dimension.
The sentiment is from the Craftin Desert Diva's Say It Big stamp set and was stamped on a word bubble cut from a die.  I used a Peachy Keen stamp from the sun's face.  
Twisted Lime Trendy Twine was used to embellish the sun, photo mat, banner and the straw. I also embossed the pineapple and added some Stickles to the lemon.
We have some awesome sponsors for this linky party: Craftin Desert Divas, Trendy Twine, Designs on Cloud 9 and Papermill Direct.  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.
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July 10, 2014

Trendy Twine Design Day

Today is my design day over at Trendy Twine and I have a treat bag to share.  I used a medium sized glassine bag with a wooden spoon and fork from Annie's Paper Boutique for my project.  I was looking for a creative use for the wooden spoon and fork and saw a similar idea on Pinterest.  I only have a sneak peak so pop over to Trendy Twine to get a closer look at my project.
I tucked in some goodies inside the bag, folded it over and attached a fun tag.  I punched 2 different scalloped circles from the EK Success Scalloped Circle punches and stamped a sentiment from the Craftin Desert Diva's Say It Big stamp set.  The top circle was popped up on foam dots for added dimension.  Some polka dotted washi tape was wrapped around the spoon and fork for a pop of color.
The finishing touch to my treat bag was a double bow made from Twisted Lime Trendy Twine. This is one of my go to colors for my projects.  The twine is tied around the spoon and fork keeping them in place as a decorative element for my treat bag.  Make sure to stop by the store to check out the products I used and all of the other crafty supplies available for purchase.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!