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June 30, 2014

Craftin Desert Diva's "Red, White, Blue Color" Linky Party

Welcome to another Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party.  The theme for this linky party is to use the colors red, white and blue.  For my project I created a one page 12x12 layout.
I used the Independence Day cartridge for all of the die cutes on my layout.  However, the stars were cut with a die and the banner and pinwheels were hand cut.  A bit of Stars & Stripes Trendy Twine was added to the banner.
I used my white gel pen for some doodling on the die cuts.  Some red Stickles were added to the fireworks and a bling center to the pinwheels.  My layout was finished off with a sentiment from the Craftin Desert Diva's Celebrate Freedom stamp set.
We have some awesome sponsors for this linky party: Craftin Desert Diva's, My Scrap Chick, Newton's Nook Designs and Snap Click Supply Co.  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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June 26, 2014

Craftin Desert Diva's Design Day

Hello today is my design day over at Craftin Desert Diva's and I have a fun birthday card to share using the Say It Big Craftin Desert Diva's stamp set.  This is a fun stamp set with lots of sentiments in a larger size.
I wanted my sentiment to be the focal point of my card so I centered it on a glassine bag from Annie's Paper Boutique.   A bit of Lemon Tart Trendy Twine was added to each side of the sentiment as an accent.  Some coordinating sequins were added to the bag and a few more were attached to the outside of the bag.
Here is the Say It Big stamp set, it has a little something for everyone.  I know this will be one of my go to stamp sets.
Stop by the shop to purchase this stamp set or the rest of the June release!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

June 24, 2014

Craftin Desert Diva's Blog Hop

Welcome to our fourth Craftin Desert Diva's stamp release blog hop!  We are excited to share with you Tara's new June release stamps. There are four new stamp sets being released in the Craftin Desert Diva's Shop today.  Here are the latest stamp sets:
 (Holly Day Punnies) - you can purchase them here
(Be Inspired) - you can purchase them here
(Say It Big) - you can purchase them here
(Bring on the Cake) - you can purchase them here
Every purchase will also receive this free SVG pattern from Too Cute By Jessica. Isn't this set just so adorable and a perfect compliment to the Bring On The Cake stamp set?
If you came from Michelle P'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 a single page 12x12 layout using the "Say It Big" stamp set.
I used the Old West cartridge for all of the die cuts with the exception of the polaroid frame which was cut from the Freshly Picked cartridge.  I added a large brad in the center of the wheel.
The "smile" sentiment is from the new Craftin Desert Diva's "Say It Big" stamp set. You will just love this new stamp set with all of the larger sentiments.  I added the sentiment on the corner of the polaroid frame.
Next on the line up is the amazing Michelle B.  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 and everything in the store is on sale for 20% off until July 7.  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.

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June 23, 2014

Craftin Desert Diva's Sneak Peek

Welcome to the Craftin Desert Diva's Stamp Release and Sneak Peek week.  Today is day four of the stamp release party.  Each day we will be giving you a sneak peek of one of the four new stamp sets. Then tomorrow and Wednesday , we will have a blog hop with prizes each day.  The design team has some amazing creations to start this stamp release party.

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

We have a new store 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 Sentimentals cartridge to cut this tag and the two butterflies.  I layered the smaller butterfly on top of the larger one and added some pearl stickers as accents.  The background was embossed with the Once Upon A Princess Cuttlebug embossing folder.  The embroidery ribbon and Tickled Pink Trendy Twine are both from Annie's Paper Boutique.  I added a hand cut tag with a sentiment from the new Craftin Desert Diva's "Say It Big" stamp set.  I just love this new stamp set!
Thanks for joining us, don't forget to stop over at Craftin Desert Divas 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!

June 20, 2014

Celebrate Card

Today I have a CAS stars and stripes card to share.  I just love the denim look striped paper from DCWV that I had to use it on another card.
I used a Momenta die to cut out the stars and scattered them amongst the sequins on my card.  A simple hand cut flag with a sentiment from the Scrappy Moms Mini Messages stamp set was added.  A small twine bow in Stars & Stripes Trendy Twine was the finishing touch.
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June 19, 2014

Baseball is Life Layout

Today I am sharing a layout that I created last year but never published on my blog.  This double page layout features 3 photo mats, one for a large 5x7 picture and 2 for 4x6 pictures.
The title and the baseballs were cut from the Sports Mania cartridge.  The title was added to a large hand cut banner.
Since the layout was fairly simple, I accented the corners of the photo mats with strips of coordinating card stock.  These will be perfect for sliding the pictures in.
I inked both of the baseballs on the edges for added dimension and popped them up on foam dots.
A couple of tags from my stash were stamped with my Smash stamp and tied with Totally Kraft Trendy Twine.  A couple of hand cut flags were the perfect finishing touch to each of the pages.

June 16, 2014

Craftin Desert Diva's "Your Favorite Color" Linky Party

Welcome to another Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party.  The theme for this linky party is your favorite color.  My favorite color is pink, for some reason I have always been drawn to pink and tend to use it quite a bit in my projects.  I created a single page 12x12 layout using the DCWV Street Lace stack.
Not only does this layout have my favorite color but also one of my favorite color combinations with the black, pink and white.  I used a doily from Annie's Paper Boutique as an embellishment and to break up the pink background.  The title of my layout was cut from the Tie the Knot cartridge.
Some coordinating buttons with Totally Black Trendy Twine were added as embellishments on top of the doily.
A few more of my favorite things are paper flowers and bling which were perfect for my layout.  A sentiment from the Craftin Desert Diva's Sugar & Spice stamp set was stamped on a hand cut flag.
We have some awesome sponsors for this linky party: Craftin Desert Diva's, My Scrap Chick, Scrappin Doodles and Creative Embellishments.  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.

June 12, 2014

Trendy Twine Design Day

Today is my design day over at Trendy Twine and this month we are showcasing the Celebration twine. This cute bakers twine is a unique twist of red, yellow, black and white, such a fun and festive color combination.  My Disney themed project was inspired by this fun twine color.  For my project, I created a single page 12x12 layout using the Mickey and Friends cartridge.  I only have a sneak peek for you over here so hop on over to Trendy Twine to check out all of the details.
The stars were cut using a die from my stash and the die cuts were popped up on foam dots for added dimension.  Lots of fun little embellishments including some polka dotted washi tape, a button, scattered sequins and a couple of Mickey icons were added to my layout. A couple of sentiments from the Scrappy Moms Picture Perfect stamp set were added to hand cut flags as a finishing touch.  Don't forget to check out the store for lots of crafty products.  You also have a few more days to apply for the Trendy Twine Little Sisters Design Team call, all of the details are here.

June 9, 2014

Birthday Girl Card

This sweet card was created for my niece's 2nd birthday.  I used the Birthday Bash cartridge for the elephant and the number 2.  I inked the die cuts on the edges to add some dimension to my card and pop dotted them on foam.  I used the Peachy Keen Sweet on You face stamps for the elephant's eyes.
A sentiment from the Scrappy Moms Birthday Hugs stamp set was added to a punched tag.  A small bow in Strawberry Cupcake finished off my card.
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June 5, 2014

Trendy Twine Design Day

Today is my design day over at Trendy Twine and this month we are showcasing the Celebration twine. This cute bakers twine is a unique twist of red, yellow, black and white, such a fun and festive color combination.  My project was inspired by the fun new challenge we have going on this month. For my project, I created a gift set for one of my coworkers birthdays.
The adorable candy tube is from Annie's Paper Boutique and is perfect for some yummy treats.  For my card, I used the twine to outline the center balloon on my card.  I also used it for the balloon strings and added a bow.  A bit of twine was also used on the small tag on the candy tube.  My card was finished off with some scattered sequins and a sentiment from the Craftin Desert Diva's Happy Celebrations stamp set.
Remember to check out the store for lots of crafty goodies including some new twine colors!  Also, Trendy Twine has a DT call going on, all of the details are here.

June 2, 2014

Craftin Desert Diva's "Fun Fold Cards" Linky Party

Welcome to another Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party.  The theme for this linky party is fun fold cards and I created my first gate fold card.
I went for a masculine theme using the Billionaire Lite cartridge for the glasses and mustache and Create a Critter for the hat. All of the die cuts were attached to one side of the card to make it easy to open.
The finishing touch on my card was a twine bow in Black Licorice Trendy Twine and a sentiment from the Craftin Desert Diva's Teenage Dream stamp set.
We have some awesome sponsors for this linky party: Digital Delights; Miriam's Crafting Supplies; Lucy CTMH.  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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