May 29, 2014

Craftin Desert Diva's Design Day

Hello everyone, today is my design day over at Craftin Desert Diva's and I have a Father's Day card to share.  I always find masculine projects to be a bit of a challenge.  It seems to take me forever to pick out the right colors and papers to even begin my project so I went with a simple theme.
I used the Mustaches and Glasses digital cartridge to cut out the mustaches and aligned them along the right side of my card.  A sentiment from the new Craftin Desert Diva's Happy Celebrations stamp set was added to a hand cut flag.  A small bow in Chocolate Truffle Trendy Twine was the finishing touch.
Stop by the shop to check out this stamp set, it has a little something for everyone.  You will also be able to see the rest of the May release!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

May 26, 2014

Just Wanted to Say...

With today being Memorial Day, it is the kick off for the summer season.  Especially with the temperatures hovering around 100 degrees in Northern California.  I hope you are all enjoying the 3 day weekend.  I thought it would be nice to create a patriotic project.  I used the DCWV Summer Magic stack for my card.
For my card I used some Momenta dies for the stars and for the sentiment tag.  I stamped the large star with the Kawaii Faces Peachy Keen stamp.  The sentiment is from the Scrappy Moms Just Sayin stamp set.
The clear treat box is from Annie's Paper Boutique as is the Stars & Stripes Trendy Twine.  I scattered a few sequins along my card for a finishing touch.

May 24, 2014

Craftin Desert Diva's Blog Hop

Welcome to the third Craftin Desert Diva's stamp release blog hop!  We are excited to share with you Tara's new May release stamps. There are five new stamp sets being released in the Craftin Desert Diva's Shop today and are available now for purchase.  Here are the latest stamp sets:
 Destination Fun - you can purchase them here
 Happy Celebrations - you can purchase them here
 Picture This - you can purchase them here - This set comes with a free studio file. 
 Picture That - you can purchase them here - This set comes with a free studio file.
Celebrate Freedom - you can purchase them here
You can also purchase the May Bundle for the sale price of $65.45, includes shipping.  A savings of $10.00 (due to the set up of the cart, $2.50 will be charged for shipping but the amount has been deducted from the overall price of the stamps).  
Every purchase will receive this Too Cute By Jessica "All That Glitters" pattern free! Just send an email to to claim your free pattern.  
If you came from Mayra'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 birthday card using the Happy Celebrations stamp set:
This festive card was created by embossing the background with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder.  I added strips of polka dotted paper on my card and some sequins at the top.  Next I twisted some Lime Orangesicle, Blue Berry and Totally Lemon Trendy Twine and wrapped it along the top of my card.  A small bow was created with the same twine colors.  I stamped the sentiment from the new Happy Celebrations stamps set on a hand cut flag and added the twine bow.
Next on the line up is the amazing Lisa.  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.

Blogs in the hop:

Sukie - (you are here)

May 20, 2014

Craftin Desert Diva's Sneak Peek

Welcome to the Craftin Desert Diva's Stamp Release and Sneak Peek week.  Today is day 2 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 Happy Celebrations stamp set.  All of the stamp sets are 4x6 and made in the USA.  Stamps will be available to order on Saturday.

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:
My card was created using the Freshly Picked cartridge for the polaroid frame and the Don Juan cartridge for the heart.  The male and female signs are Cuttlebug dies.  I added some washi tape along the bottom of the the frame for a pop of color along with a hand cut flag stamped with a sentiment from the new Craftin Desert Diva's Happy Celebrations stamp set.  The sequins and Stickles on the heart added just enough sparkle on my card.  A small bow in Totally White Trendy Twine was the finishing touch.
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!

May 19, 2014

Craftin Desert Diva's "Puns" Linky Party

Welcome to another Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party.  The theme for this linky party is puns.  For my project I created this shaped card using the Valentine Sweets Digital cartridge.
I inked the edges of my card for added dimension.  A little flower with Strawberry Cupcake Trendy Twine was added to the bear.  I stamped the bear's face with a Peachy Keen Teddy Bear face stamp. My card was finished off with a hand cut banner stamped with the Craftin Desert Diva's Punny stamp set.
We have some awesome sponsors for this linky party: Treasure Box Designs, The Scrapbooking Queen and Scrappy K Designs.  Stop by Craftin Desert Diva's to check out all of the inspiring projects from the design team and join in on the linky party.

May 18, 2014

Trendy Twine's We Like You a Latte Blog Hop!

Hello everyone, welcome to the Trendy Twine We Like You a Latte Blog Hop!  The Trendy Gals are showcasing the new release of Cherry Latte and Krafty Red Trendy Twine.  Both of these amazing color combinations are available now for purchase here.  Since I absolutely love red and kraft, these colors will be perfect for my projects.
My project features Krafty Red Trendy Twine.  I created a single page 12x12 layout using the Love You a Latte cartridge.  I also used the Martha Stewart heart punch for the 3 hearts above the title.
All of the die cuts were inked on the edges for added dimension.  I used the Krafty Red twine to add a whimsical flair to my layout by looping the twine and adhering it along the edges.
The twine created a nice frame around the title, it was also a perfect embellishment for the heart. More twine was added to the photo mat.
A sentiment from the Craftin Desert Diva's Teenage Dream stamp set was stamped on a hand cut flag and I colored in the tiny hearts for a pop of color.  A manilla tag with a coordinating circle reinforcement from Annie's Paper Boutique was tucked in behind the photo mat for journaling. 
The next stop on the hop is Shelly.  Remember to check out the store for the new twine colors and so many other crafty products including some of the one's on my project.
Blog Candy:
We have some awesome blog candy for this hop sponsored by Trendy Twine and Craftin Desert Diva's.
The first giveaway is a Trendy Twine gift card and Trendy Page Dots bundle.  These stickers are perfect to dress up your planner pages, notebook pages or add to tags.  I added the coffee cup themed one to the tag on my layout.
The second giveaway is a pack of 12 Wood Spoons.  These are so fun to decorate and you will see them as part of the hop too.  To be eligible to win the first two giveaways, please comment and follow all blogs in the hop including the Trendy Twine blog.
To be eligible to win the Craftin Desert Diva's Perfect Pair stamp set, please comment and follow all blogs in the hop including the Trendy Twine blog and like the Craftin Desert Diva's Facebook page. Thank you so much for joining us today!

Here is the entire line up for the blog hop:
Trendy Twine blog -
Sukie - (you are here)

May 15, 2014

Live It Up Layout

This layout was created without using any die cuts.  Instead I went to my stash of journaling tags and cards.  The Live it Up tag was perfect for the title of my layout.
I used lots of hand cut flags for my layout and embellished some of them with coordinating ribbon, paper flowers and some bling.  A couple of hand cut flags were cut into arrows pointing directly to the photo mats.
A couple of doilies were used to break up the bright colors of layout.  Journaling tags were added to each of the doilies, however, I added a photo mat to one journaling tag.
Twisted Lime Trendy Twine was wrapped around the tags and photo mats as an accent to the layout along with a couple of small twine bows.
More paper flowers accented the photo mat.  The background paper has a faded green pattern to coordinate with all of the green papers, tags and flags.

May 12, 2014

Trendy Twine Design Day

Today is my design day over at Trendy Twine and this month we are showcasing our solid twines. My project features Totally Blue which is one of my favorite solid color twines.  For my project, I created a cute little purse cut from the Forever Young cartridge.  I only have a sneak peek for you so pop over to Trendy Twine to check out my project.
My purse was embellished with a twine flower, a couple of paper flowers and a bling center.  A small twine bow was added to the purse handle.  I love the way the blue twine pops against the floral purse. I tucked in a sentiment on a hand cut flag from the Scrappy Moms Mini Messages stamp set.  Come join our fun new challenge going on this month.  Also, don't forget to check out the store for lots of crafty products.

May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's!  The Trendy Twine Design Team has a special post today to share some fabulous Mother's Day projects! My treat box was created using some awesome products from Annie's Paper Boutique which include this 3x3 kraft box.  I love all of the fun packaging items available in the store to easily create a project.  I added some patterned paper to decorate my box and then added "mom" to one side of the box.
The finishing touch on my treat box was the gorgeous Cranberry Trendy Twine.  I used some twine to accent each of the letters.  More twine was used to wrap the box.  A small paper flower was added to the top of the treat box.
You still have time to enter the "say it with a sentiment" challenge this month.  Stop by and check out all of the amazing projects by the DT and have a Happy Mother's Day!

May 8, 2014

Craftin Desert Divas Design Day

Hello everyone, I have a fun layout to share with you today featuring sentiments from the Craftin Desert Diva's Sugar & Spice stamp set.
My layout was created using a Recollections paper stack from Michaels which included the Sugar & Spice tag.  I love how well the tag coordinated with the sentiments from this stamp set.
I didn't use any die cuts on my layout, only different types of punches for the flowers and scalloped circles.  The sentiments were simply stamped on the punched circles or on hand cut flags.
I inked some of my punched shapes on the edges for added dimension.  A bit of Totally Kraft Trendy Twine was added to my banner and tag.
Several scattered sequins were the finishing touch on my layout.  This layout will be perfect for some pictures of a day of shopping with my daughter.
Stop by the shop to check out this versatile stamp set along with the rest of the April release.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

May 7, 2014

Mom Card

This Mother's Day card was created using the Don Juan cartridge for "mom" cut.  I added some floral washi tape behind the window for a pop of color.  I used the washi to create a rosette and added some pearl stickers for an embellishment.
A sentiment from the Scrappy Mom's Mini Messages stamp set was added to a hand cut flag.  The flag was layered on top of a washi flag.

May 5, 2014

Trendy Twine Group Design Day

Happy Monday, today is our group design day over at Trendy Twine and this month's challenge is to "say it with a sentiment".  The design team is showcasing the solid color twines this month.  I created this CAS card for my son's birthday next week.
My twine candle was created by wrapping the Totally Grape twine around some card stock.  I added the Totally Lemon twine inside the card stock to create the flame and then added a little twine bow.
I embellished my card with rows of solid twine in Totally Natural, Totally Blue, Totally Limeade and Totally Lemon.
Come join our new challenge this month.  Also, remember to check out the store for all of these fabulous solid twine colors and lots of other crafty supplies.