April 28, 2014

Good Times Layout

This one page 12x12 layout was inspired by the DCWV April Stackaholic Challenge which is a sketch challenge.  I used the Coral and Navy DCWV stack for my layout.
All of the sentiments were cut form the same paper stack.  I used a scallop punch to cut the sentiment in the center of my layout.  I added several flowers and a couple of buttons as embellishments on my layout.
The finishing touch was the iridescent sequins which were scattered throughout the page and on one of the squares at the bottom of the layout.  I decided not to add the sequins to the other squares since I will be adding some 2x2 photos to those.

April 26, 2014

Craftin Desert Diva's Blog Hop

Welcome to our second Craftin Desert Diva's stamp release blog hop!  We are excited to share with you Tara's new April release stamps. There are four new stamp sets being released in the Craftin Desert Diva's Shop on today.  Here are the latest stamp sets:
Sugar & Spice - you can purchase them here
Snips & Snails - you can purchase them here
Simply Said - you can purchase them here
Perfect Pair - you can purchase them here
Too Cute By Jessica has designed this adorable "We Go Together 2" pattern.  This set is designed to match the Craftin Desert Diva's Perfect Pair stamp set.  You can purchase this pattern here.

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.  And if you purchase stamps by April 30th, you will receive this pattern free!!!
Just send an email to craftindesertdivas@gmail.com to claim your free pattern.

Now if you came from Lisa's blog you are in the right place.  If not, you will want to start at the beginning with Tara.  A complete blog line up is listed below in case you get lost along the way.  Now on to my project, I created this onsie card using a scalloped card from my stash.
I layered a doily from the Sizzix Doily Die on top of the scalloped card.  The onsie is from the New Arrival cartridge and it was embossed with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder.  A bit of washi tape was added along the neckline and embellished with some pearl stickers.  I added a paper flower with a bling center and a small bow in Peppermint Icicle Trendy Twine.  A hand cut banner was added to the bottom of the card and stamped with the "Bundle of Joy" sentiment from the new Craftin Desert Diva's Sugar & Spice stamp set.
Next on the line up is the amazing Shelly.  Be sure to hop with us tomorrow too!  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.  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 on the hop:


Tara - www.craftindesertdivas.com
Kathy - http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/
Lisa - http://indymermaid.blogspot.com/
Sukie - http://scrappindhilly.blogspot.com/ (you are here)
Shelly - http://mypaperlove.blogspot.com/ (next)
Mayra - http://mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com/
Lori - http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/
Michelle B - http://michellescricutfun.blogspot.com/
Krystle - http://krystlescraftyniche.blogspot.com/
Jessica from TCBJ - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Too-Cute-by-Jessica/196421370434846


Tara - www.craftindesertdivas.com
Kathy - http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/
Michelle P - http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com/
Georgiana - http://carsonscricutcreations.blogspot.com/
Emily- http://molliemugsblog.blogspot.com/
Karen- http://craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com/
Jessi - http://www.mylifeinartsncrafts.co/
Robin- http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/
Migdalia - http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com/
Jessica - http://craftinandstampin.blogspot.com/
Jessica from TCBJ - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Too-Cute-by-Jessica/196421370434846

April 24, 2014

Craftin Desert Diva's Sneak Peek

Welcome to the Craftin Desert Diva's Stamp Release and Sneak Peek week.  Today is day 3 of the stamp release party.  Each day we will be giving you a sneak peek of one of the four new stamp sets. Then on Saturday and Sunday, 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 Sugar & Spice stamp set.  All of the stamp sets are 4x6 and made in the USA.  Stamps will be available to order on Sunday.

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 created this baby bottle card using three different cartridges.  I used Wrap It Up for the baby bottle card, New Arrival for the safety pin and Stork's Delivery for the button.  I inked all of the die cuts and embellished my card with a flower, a pearl and Posy Trendy Twine.  For the center of the bottle, I used a tag and stamped my sentiment from the new Sugar & Spice 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 more sneak peeks!

April 21, 2014

Craftin Desert Divas "Color Inspiration" Linky Party

Welcome to another Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.  The theme for this party is color inspiration. You can use one color or as many as you like from this picture.
The greens and aquas really popped out it in this picture for me so I decided to create double page 12x12 layout.  I also incorporated white into my layout to break up the two colors.
I used several pre made cards and tags for my layout which will be used for journaling and documenting.  One of the cards was tucked into the chevron bag.
The banner was created with hand cut flags and I used some stickers from my stash for the title. Several flowers were added along the top of the banner along with some Twisted Lime Trendy Twine.
A doily on each of the pages was the perfect accent to highlight the phrases on each of the layout pages.
I added some small pieces of washi tape to the corners of the photo mats as an embellishment.  The washi tape coordinated perfectly with the chevron bag.
More flowers were added on each of the layout pages.  Of course I had to add some bling centers to each of the flowers.
We have some awesome sponsors for this linky party: 3 Girl Jam, Resale Clipart, and Artful Delights.  Stop by Craftin Desert Divas to check out all of the inspiring projects from the design team and join in the linky party!

April 20, 2014

Easter Treat Bag

Happy Easter!  The Trendy Twine Design Team has a special post today to share some fabulous Easter projects! My treat bag was created using some awesome products from Annie's Paper Boutique which include the Glassine Bag, a doily, a Bunny Peep tag and a bow created from May Arts embroidery satin ribbon. I love all of the fun packaging items available in the store to easily create a project.
The finishing touch on my treat back was the gorgeous Chocolate Cupcake Trendy Twine.  The twist of pink with a hint of brown was the perfect coordinating color for my project.
You still have a few more days to enter the Trendy Twine challenge this month.  Stop by and check out all of the amazing projects by the DT and have a Happy Easter!

April 16, 2014

Bunny Card

I have a fun project to share which was inspired by a few different challenges.  This sweet little bunny card was created using the Just A Note cartridge.  I created a pom pom with some Cotton Candy Trendy Twine and added it as the bunny's tail.  I also added a paper flower with a bling center which was finished off with a twine bow.
I used a Peachy Keen face stamp and some chalk for the bunny's face.  A sentiment from the Scrappy Moms Mini Messages stamp set was added to a hand cut flag.
Die Cuttin Divas - (tic tac toe) bunny, pastel, twine

April 14, 2014

Trendy Twine Design Day

Today is my design day over at Trendy Twine and we are showcasing Bubblegum Taffy and Twisted Gumball this month, which are both on sale. For my project I created this money insert card using a manilla paper pocket and tag from Annie's Paper Boutique.  My project was embellished with Bubblegum Taffy with twine stitching on the bottom of my tag. I tucked in a doily behind some birthday themed card stock which was embellished with a strip of coordinating card stock punched with the Fiskars Apron Lace punch.  I stapled some ribbon on top of a folded scalloped circle and added a small twine bow.  A sentiment from the Scrappy Moms Birthday Hugs stamp set was popped up on foam dots for added dimension.  A paper flower with a pearl center was used as an embellishment.  Some scattered sequins were the perfect finishing touch to my project.  Pop over to Trendy Twine for more pictures since I only have a sneak peek for you.
Hope you will come join our monthly challenge.  Also, remember to check out the store for so many crafty supplies including a few of the ones I used on my project.

April 11, 2014

Easter Treats

Happy Friday!  I am back over on the Trendy Twine blog today with some fun treats to share.  My daughter and husband both love chocolate covered raisins so I thought these would be the perfect Easter treats for them.
The cute little candy sacks and tags are both from Annie's Paper Boutique.  Lesley has so many different types of treat packaging in her store.  These flat bottom sacks were the perfect size to fill with the chocolate covered raisins.
The tags are just adorable, there are different Easter tags available here.  Since the tags are printable, it makes it easy to create a project.  I used the 2 inch EK Success scalloped circle punch for my tag and the 2 1/4 inch EK Success scalloped circle punch for the solid layer under my tag.
My yummy treats were finished off with Twisted Gumball Trendy Twine.  Don't forget to come link up your project for this month's challenge.

April 10, 2014

Craftin Desert Diva's Design Day

Hello everyone, it's my design day over at Craftin Desert Diva's and I have a fun project to share with you today.  I am loving the stamps from the new release, they are so fun and versatile!  For my project, I created a banner card, I used the Teenage Dream stamp set for the #Love sentiment.
The top layer of my card is pop dotted on foam so the rows of sequins fit perfectly between the two layers.  A small bakers twine bow was added as a finishing touch.
Remember to check out the store for all of the newly released stamp sets.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

April 7, 2014

Trendy Twine Group Design Day

Today is our group design day over at Trendy Twine and we have some fun projects to share following this month's challenge.  I created a gable box for some Easter treats featuring Bubblegum Taffy and Twisted Gumball Trendy Twine which are both on sale this month.  I faux stitched around the card stock using my white gel pen.
The kraft gable box, the Bunny Peep tag and the ribbon bow are all from Annie's Paper Boutique.  Lesley has some awesome crafty supplies in her store which make putting a project together a cinch.  A couple of coordinating flowers finished off my gable box.  I created a center for my large flower using some Twisted Gumball twine.
Come join our new Trendy Twine challenge going on this month.  Also, check out the store for some of the fun products I used on my project today.

Craftin Desert Divas "Anything Goes" Linky Party

Welcome to another Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.  The theme is anything goes so I created a Disney layout.  I used the Sweet Treats cartridge for the "fun" cut and the Mickey and Friends cartridge for the Mickey Mouse, tag and "Disney" cuts.
My intent for this layout was to have plenty of large photo mats to display 4x6 pictures.
The Disney characters were individually cut from a 12x12 page and matted on black card stock.
A tag was added for some journaling.  The swirls were punched from a small punch in my stash and the tag was finished off with some ribbon and a Berry Trendy Twine bow.
Mickey Mouse was popped up on foam for added dimension.  He was the perfect finishing touch to my layout.
We have some awesome sponsors for this linky party: Fleurette Bloom, Love Bug Creations and Fresh Squeezed Stamps.  Stop by Craftin Desert Divas to check out all of the inspiring projects from the DT and join in on the linky party.

April 3, 2014

Thank You Gift Card Holder

This thank you gift card holder was created from the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge.  The flower was also cut from the same cartridge.  I enclosed a Starbucks gift card and added a clothespin to keep the gift card holder closed.  A small twine bow in Cherry Cupcake Trendy Twine was added to the clothespin.  A sentiment from the Scrappy Moms Just Sayin stamp set was adhered to the flap on a hand cut flag.
I added a face stamp to the flower from the Peachy Keen Sweet on You stamp set.  A bit of chalk to the cheeks and some ink added extra dimension to the flower.