Dec 2, 2016

Craftin Desert Divas November Release

Hello everyone, the new release by Craftin Desert Divas is finally available! And I've created a couple of additional projects for you using the new products.

I really hope you enjoyed the sneak peeks of the last couple of days and got inspired to create your own projects!

Have fun and happy crafting!

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Nov 30, 2016

Elegant Brush Script

And it is day 3 already featuring the products of the new Craftin Desert Divas release. I created a project using the new "Elegant Brush Script" stamp set which is just wonderful. It includes both upper and lower case letters in a beautiful font.

To create this snow globe scene I also used the "Snow Day" set from day 2 as well as the "Shake It Up" die set.

You also have the chance to win this stamp set. Just make sure to "be going" to the release event on Facebook and find the give away post that has more information. Just click on the picture below to get to the event.

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Nov 29, 2016

Snow Day

Hi everyone and welcome back to day 2 of sneak peeks for the new Craftin Desert Divas release. Today I am sharing with you a card using the new "Snow Day" stamp set and the new "Outdoor Landscape 2" dies as well as the new "Inside Scalloped Squares" from day 1. 

I think these products are fantastic as you can create so many great scenes with them.

You also have the chance to win this stamp set. Just make sure to "be going" to the release event on Facebook and find the give away post that has more information. Just click on the picture below to get to the event.

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Nov 28, 2016

Dragon Festival - easy CAS card

Hi everyone! Today start the sneak peeks for the new release by Craftin Desert Divas. And let me tell you - it's simply amazing! There are so many super fun products coming! For day 1 I created this clean and simple card using stamps from the new "Dragon Festival" stamp set.

To create this card I was I inspired by a video tutorial by Jennifer McGuire. It is so easy to create the sentiment background that I created 4 cards at once. 

You also have the chance to win this stamp set. Just make sure to "be going" to the release event on Facebook and find the give away post that has more information. Just click on the picture below to get to the event.

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Nov 25, 2016

DIY Christmas Ornaments

Hi everyone, I am back with another fun project. I was at a craft fair a couple of weeks ago and found these clear acrylic Christmas ornaments and thought that it would be a fun crafty project to decorate them with moss and stamped images.  So I went outside to get some moss and dried it for a couple of days. I chose the adorable Waddle and Jingle digi stamps by Craftin Desert Divas to include in the ornaments. 

So I downsized the images so they would easily fit in the ornaments and because I wanted the images to be on both sides, I mirrored them and printed two versions for each ornament. Then I colored them with alcohol markers. Since the images were really small I only did some basic coloring without much shading (apart from the penguin's hat). After fuzzy cutting the images (or rather let them be fuzzy cut by my cutting machine) I adhered the original and mirrored images together. 

I cut the moss in place and glued each image on top using a hot glue gun. Then I cut easily place the moss and the image in my Christmas ornament. 

I really hope you like this idea and give it a try. These would also make perfect Christmas gifts. See you soon! 

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Nov 17, 2016

Twist and Pop Christmas Card

Hi everyone, I am back  with a fun interactive Christmas card. I made this card with the help of this video tutorial showing how to create a twist and pop card. I love how this card turned out but let me tell you it's pretty hard to get a decent picture of it. Keep in mind that this card is quite bulky if you'd like to make a twist and pop card. You can find a video of how the card opens and closes at the end of the blog post. 

After creating the basic cutting and scoring of the pieces I needed for this card (check out the video tutorial linked above), I started to decorate the inside piece. Using the Outdoor Landscape Die, I die cut a snowy hill that was large enough to cover the complete inside piece. Using blue ink and a brush, I created a light sky background. Then, I stamped the adorable images of the Santa's Helpers stamp set with a water-resistant ink, colored them in with Zig markers, and adhered them to the inside piece. I'd recommend not to use any foam adhesive as the card is already quite bulky. Keep it as flat as possible on the inside. To finish the inside piece, I stamped the sentiment "Merry Christmas" with red ink in the top center of the panel. 

I wanted to leave the outside of the card to be very simply. First, I die cut a scalloped panel from white card stock using the largest of the Fancy Frame Dies. I used a polka-dot embossing folder on the white panel because I thought it would look like snow. To create some contrast, I embossed the sentiment "Let it snow" from the Santa's Helpers set on black card stock, die cut a flag banner using the Flag Banner Die set and adhered it to the background panel with a bit of foam tape. 


I really hope you enjoyed this card. Have a great day and see you soon!

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Oct 30, 2016

New Digi Stamps - Flamenco Mice

Hi everyone and welcome back to our blog hop introducing the new digi stamps "Flamenco Mice". You can download the digi stamps on the Digi Stamps download page. It includes a female mouse with and without the flower, and a male mouse with and without the rose as well as some accessories (a handfan, maracas, and a rose).  There are also some sentiments in different fonts so you can choose whatever you prefer for your projects.

Here are two cards that I made with the new digi stamps. For the first card I used the girl mouse and colored her with Spectrum Noir markers. I also colored the hand fan and the maracas. 

For the second card I used the boy mouse and also colored him and the extra rose with Spectrum Noir markers. I love how you can group both images together but how you can also used them separately. I especially like the "Hola chica" sentiment to go with the boy mouse.

And I asked some amazing crafty friends to create some projects to showcase the new digis. Please hop along and leave them some kind words :)





You can also download all digi stamps as a ZIP file here.
Please note: If you create any projects with these digi stamps and post them on your blog, please link back to my blog. 

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Aug 23, 2016

Craftin Desert Divas August Release Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to the Craftin Desert Divas August Release Blog Hop. We have some wonderful stamps and dies that we will be sharing with you.

All stamps are in the CDD Shop and now available for purchase HERE.

We also offer SVG stamp outlines for .99 they work perfectly with your cutting machine. You must have a program that opens these files. This is a great alternative to coordinating dies and much less expensive.

Here's what I've created for you...

Hi everyone, I hope you're enjoying Day 2 of our blog hop. Today I want to share with you this tag that I made with the new Shaker Tag Die, Scribbled Circle Die, and Market Place stamp set. I made a video tutorial for you so I won't be saying much here on how I created this project. You will find the video below. Have fun an enjoy the hop! 

Here are the specials for this release:

**New Shimmer sequins will be on SALE for $1.00.

**FREE SHIPPING with minimum on orders placed.

Shipping minimum orders:

$10 USA use Code: 10SHIP

$15 International use Code: 15SHIP

Enjoy this special for in stock items only 8/22 thru 8/31 at 10pm MST
All Stamps and Dies are made in the USA.

 Your next stop is the super talented: Linda

Mon 8/22
Tues 8/23
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Aug 15, 2016

Watercolor (Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party)

Hello friends! The theme for this Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas is "Watercolor"! We would love to see all of your projects that fit this theme! So go ahead and craft it and link it up on the Craftin Desert Diva's Blog.

Every other Monday will mark the beginning of a new semi-weekly Linky Party over 
at the CDD blog. We hope you will share your projects with us! And don't forget 
about  the prizes! Every Linky Party will have a winner and a Top 3! 
The more times you link up...the more chances you have to win!!

Our Sponsors for this Linky Party are:

Craftin Desert Divas
CDD- 1 4x6 stamp set

CDD- One digi stamp of choice

Hi everyone and welcome back to a new Linky Party! Today I am sharing with you this card that I made for you. I started off using watercolor card stock and applying lots of water so the watercolor can move around freely. I used a couple of Distress Inks. After everything was dry,  I die cut the smallest banner die from it that I wanted to use as a base for my critters. 

I stamped the two cute monkeys from the "Lovies" set and colored them in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. Then, I adhered both the banner and the critters to a white top-folding notecard. I found a fitting sentiment in the "Simply Said" stamp set. Before white embossing it, I die cut a flag banner from black card stock. Using foam tape, I also adhered it to the top left of the banner.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I am looking forward to seeing your creations on the blog.

Here are all the CDD products I used
(click on the ink to get redirected to the product)

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Aug 8, 2016

10 years anniversary - 12 Dates Vouchers

Hi everyone, today I am back with a very special post. Today is Alex' and mine 10 years anniversary! Wow! Can you imagine? 10 YEARS? Time flew by so fast and we've experienced so much together! 

And this is what we love to do - gain new experiences. We love to try new food, travel (I think Costa Rica was both our favorite so far), try out new sports (like paragliding), go the theater, concerts, comedy events. And that's why I thought "Why not plan some dates for the next year to come?" - 12 in total. I have to admit that this is not my original idea. I actually came across this idea on Pinterest and I thought it was a wonderful idea. So I made 12 date vouchers. I kept them very simple and tried to match stamps that I have with the planned date (which was, unfortunately, not always possible). 

I hope you have fun scrolling through the 12 date vouchers. See you later.

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