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November 30, 2014

Craftin Desert Diva's Blog Hop

Welcome to our ninth Craftin Desert Diva's stamp release blog hop!  We are excited to share with you in full the November release stamps. For this 2 day hop, the CDD DT are being joined by the Too Cute By Jessica DT to share some awesome Christmas projects with you.  There are six new stamp sets being released in the Craftin Desert Diva's Shop and are available for purchase.

All stamps with images have a FREE SVG (digital cut file).  This makes it so easy, you just cut out the image and then stamp on it.  The SVG cut file will be in the Craftin Desert Diva's Gallery on Facebook for you to download or after purchase just send an email to craftindesertdivas@gmail.com to claim your SVG cut for the stamp set you purchased.  The images and sizes of the SVGs have also been added to the Craftin Desert Diva's Shop.

Here are the latest stamp sets:
 (Get Your Jingle On) - you can purchase them here
 (Elf Made) - you can purchase them here
 (Baked With Love) - you can purchase them here
 (Tag It) - you can purchase them here
 (Snowman Kisses) - you can purchase them here
(November Freebie) - also available for purchase here
Here are the release specials for you:
1) Use code: 20NOV to receive 20% off your entire order.  Sale ends December 5, 2014 midnight MST.
2) 4x6 freebie is for $30 minimum purchase (before tax & shipping) in the CDD shop. Offer ends December 5, 2014.

Today you can get this freebie pattern by following and commenting on ALL of the blogs in today's hop.  After you have done this, you can email craftindesertdivas@gmail.com or send Tara a message on FB to claim your pattern.
Hop prizes:
1) CDD giving away one stamp set a day
2) Too Cute By Jessica - $25 gift card (regular priced patterns)

If you came from Nicole'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 ornament shaped shaker card using the Get Your Jingle On stamp set:
The ornament and snowman were cut from the Joys of the Season cartridge.  The background was embossed with the Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder.  I tore some paper and added it along the bottom of the ornament to create snow and adhered a punched snowflake with a bling center.  I filled my ornament with some iridescent sequins.  A couple of jingle bells were tied to the top of the card with some Holly Berry Trendy Twine and a sentiment from the Get Your Jingle On stamp set was tucked underneath.
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.

Blogs in the hop today:

November 27, 2014

Craftin Desert Diva's Sneak Peek


If your are looking for the Trendy Twine Happy Thanksgiving post, please click here!

Welcome to day four of the sneak peeks for the November stamp release at Craftin Desert Diva's.  We are so excited to share with you this fun release.  We have six new stamps in this release.  This release is going to be holiday themed.  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: 20NOV to receive 20% off your entire order.  Sale ends December 5, 2014 midnight MST.
2) 4x6 freebie is for $30 minimum purchase (before tax and shipping) in the CDD shop.  (Offer ends December 5th, we will have one sneak peek day to share it with you.)

Each day there will be a new free file,  you can email (craftindesertdivas@gmail.com) or message Tara on Facebook to request it.  You must comment and follow each blog in order to get the free file.  Join us on Saturday and Sunday for our hop and more free files!

Today's freebie is Cute Little Reindeer:
Today we are showcasing our projects created with the Tag It stamp set.  We hope you will stop by the Craftin Desert Diva's Shop and the 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:
My tag is a SVG which coordinates with the new Tag It stamp set.  I stamped my tag with some snowflakes from the new Get Your Jingle On stamp set.  The sentiment is from the Simply Christmas stamp set.  Some bling and Stickles were added to give my tag some sparkle.  The gingerbread man was cut from the Just Because Cards cartridge and stamped with a Peachy Keen face stamp.  I added a punched snowflake to him as an accent.  My tag was finished off with some crinkle ribbon, a coordinating button and some Cranberry Trendy Twine.
Craftin Desert Diva's stamps are made in the USA and will be available to order on Saturday.  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 Saturday and Sunday for the blog hop!

A Trendy Twine Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!  The Trendy Twine design team has a special post to share today to wish our fans a Happy Thanksgiving.  For my project, I created a CAS card using a Fall stack from DCWV.
I layered a strip of burlap on top of my card and attached a hand cut tag.  The tag was stamped with a sentiment from the Craftin Desert Diva's Happy Celebrations stamp set.  I added some leaves from a Fiskars punch and used a Trendy Page Dot to embellish my tag.  A double bow tied with Orange Truffle Trendy Twine was the perfect finishing touch for my card.
Stop by the Trendy Twine blog to check out the wonderful creations from the Trendy Gals!  You can pick up this yummy twine here.  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!
Challenges:

November 24, 2014

Craftin Desert Diva's Sneak Peek

Welcome to day one of the sneak peeks for the November stamp release at Craftin Desert Diva's.  We are so excited to share with you this fun release.  We have six new stamps in this release.  This release is going to be holiday themed.  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: 20NOV to receive 20% off your entire order.  Sale ends December 5, 2014 midnight MST.
2) 4x6 freebie is for $30 minimum purchase (before tax and shipping) in the CDD shop.  (Offer ends December 5th, we will have one sneak peek day to share it with you.)

Each day there will be a new free file,  you can email (craftindesertdivas@gmail.com) or message Tara on Facebook to request it.  You must comment and follow each blog in order to get the free file.  Join us on Saturday and Sunday for our hop and more free files!

Today's freebie is Christmas Goodies:

Today we are showcasing our projects created with the Get Your Jingle On stamp set.  We hope you will stop by the Craftin Desert Diva's Shop and the 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 created an elegant card using the Christmas cartridge for the Christmas tree and the Lacy Labels cartridge for the sentiment tag.  The sentiment is from the new Get Your Jingle On stamp set.  Some bling stickers were added to the tree as an embellishment.  A small twine bow in Totally White Trendy Twine finished off my card.
Craftin Desert Diva's stamps are made in the USA and will be available to order on Saturday.  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 for more sneak peeks and on Saturday and Sunday for the blog hop!

November 20, 2014

Happiness Starts Here Layout

While cleaning out my scrapbooking room, I found some Disney pictures in my stash that I still need to scrapbook from a trip from a couple of years ago.  I used the Say Cheese collection from Simple Stories for my layout.
All of the elements are from the same collection with the exception of the Mickey head which were cut from the Mickey Font cartridge.  I punched some scalloped circles and added them as embellishments.  Some Chevron Washi tape was adhered to the photo mats and the title card.
The sentiment is from the Craftin Desert Diva's Destination Fun stamp set and was stamped on a hand cut flag.  A small bow in Black Licorice Trendy Twine was added to the flag.

November 19, 2014

Special Delivery Layout

This layout was created with the DCWV Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas stack, there are so many fun papers and patterns in this collection.  I used this month's sketch from DCWV to create my layout.  A small doily was tucked in behind one of the photo mats as an embellishment.
A small journaling tag was added to my layout with a couple of snowflakes punched from the Martha Stewart Arctic Snowflake punch.  I wrapped my journaling tag with some beautiful Frosted Cranberry Trendy Twine.

November 17, 2014

Craftin Desert Diva's "Tag" Linky Party

 
Welcome to another Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party.  The theme for this linky party is to create a tag or use a tag on your project.  For my project, I created a fun little tag using the Joys of the Season cartridge for the Christmas tree.
My tag is from Annie's Paper Boutique and I layered it with a couple of scraps of patterned paper and a snowflake border at the bottom.  The border was punched from the Fiskars snowflake border punch and the single snowflake from a Martha Stewart punch.  The sentiment is from the Craftin Desert Diva's Simply Christmas stamp set.  The finishing touch was some Christmas Mint Trendy Twine with a polka dotted button.
We have some awesome sponsors for this linky party:
Craftin Desert Diva's - one stamp set
Too Cute by Jessica - $25 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.
Challenges:

November 13, 2014

Trendy Twine Design Day

Hello, it's my design day over at Trendy Twine and I have a project featuring Orange Truffle twine.  I created a wine bottle tag which was hand cut.  I added an acorn from the Autumn Celebrations cartridge.  The acorn was embellished with a couple of flowers and a coordinating button.  A twine bow was added to the flower embellishment.  I wrapped the top of the acorn with some more twine and tied a small bow.  A sentiment from the Scrappy Moms Mini Messages stamp set was tucked under the twine.  I only have a sneak peek for you so pop over to the Trendy Twine blog for a closer peek of my project.
Come join our "Fall Foilage" challenge, all of the details are here.  Remember to check out the store for some fun twine and lots of other crafty supplies.
Challenge:

November 10, 2014

Fairy Tales Do Come True Layout

Today I am sharing a simple double page 12x12 layout using the We R Memory Keepers Storytime paper collection.  The coordinated collection made this layout super easy to create.
I absolutely love the Fall theme colors and all of the wonderful patterns.  I simply cut 2 large flags on each side of my layout and added 4 photo mats.
A couple of simple embellishments from the same collection were added to each of the large flags.  I added a bit of Chocolate Truffle Trendy Twine as an accent.
Some layered paper flowers from my stash along with bling centers further embellished my layout.
I added some coordinating strips to the corners of the photo mats as an accent and my layout was complete.

November 6, 2014

Trendy Twine Design Day

Hello, it's my design day over at Trendy Twine and I have a project featuring Orange Truffle twine.  I created a Fall themed single page 12x12 layout following this months "Fall Foilage" challenge.  The challenge is to create an Autumn or Thanksgiving theme project using Fall Foilage (leaves, flowers, branches) and Trendy Twine.
On my layout, I created a banner using hand cut flags and adhered the twine along the top edge.  The title was cut from the Cheerful Seasons cartridge.  A few punched leaves were used to embellish the banner.
The word art is from my stash and was perfect for my layout.  I added a few leaves around the large tag.  The leaves were cut from the B is for Boy Lite cartridge.  One of the leaves was embellished with a small button and some jute.
I added a tag behind the photo mat for journaling.  A small hand cut flag with a sentiment from the Craftin Desert Diva's Happy Celebrations stamp set was added to the tag.
A couple of paper flowers were used as an embellishment.  The acorns also cut from the B is for Boy Lite cartridge were the finishing touch to my layout.
Come join our "Fall Foilage" challenge, all of the details are here.  Remember to check out the store for some fun twine and lots of other crafty supplies.
Challenges:

November 4, 2014

Craftin Desert Diva's Design Day

Today is my design day over at Craftin Desert Diva's and I have a fun project to share using the newly released Simply Christmas stamp set.  This stamp set is perfect for those Christmas themed projects.  For my project, I created a simple tag to add to a gift.
I used the Base Camp cartridge to cut my tag and added the stocking popped up on foam dots which was cut from the Christmas Cheer cartridge.  The sentiment is stamped from the new Craftin Desert Diva's Simply Christmas stamp set.  The finishing touch for my tag was some Holly Berry Trendy Twine.
Here's a closer look at the entire stamp set, you can purchase the set here along with the rest of the October release.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Challenge:

November 3, 2014

Craftin Desert Diva's "Brown & Orange" Linky Party

 
Welcome to another Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party.  The theme for this linky party is Brown & Orange.  For my project I created a shaker card.  The polaroid frame is from the Freshly Picked cartridge and I added some punched leaves as the confetti.
I wrapped my frame with some Orange Truffle Trendy Twine and added a punched leaf along with a button.  A small hand cut flag with a sentiment from the Craftin Desert Diva's Happy Celebrations stamp set was added along the bottom.
We have some awesome sponsors for this linky party:
Craftin Desert Diva's - one stamp set
Too Cute by Jessica - $25 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.
Challenge: