Jul 18, 2016

Beach (Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party)

Hello friends! The theme for this Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas is "Beach"! 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 another Linky Party. It's summer and the sun is shining so what better theme could there be than "Beach"? To create my card I stamped the cute bear image from "Gotta Wear Shades" on mix media paper and colored it with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

 I wanted to create a clean and simple card with a lot of white space so I decided to die cut a scalloped circle frame using the "Stitched in Circle"die set. Using the smaller circle, I also die cut the circle from blue card stock and used my cutting machine to cut out waves. I adhered everything to a square top-folding notecard and placed the bear in the center of the frame. 

Using the Flag Banner dies I die cut a smaller flag from black card stock and heat embossed the sentiment "A splashing good time" with white embossing powder and adhered it to the frame. For some embellishment I stamped a few flowers from the "Island Paradise" set and colored them also with Zig markers and adhered them to the flag banner. For a finishing touch, I applied some glossy accents to the sunglasses of the bear.

I hope you enjoyed my card for the "Beach" Linky Party. I am looking forward to seeing your creations on the blog.

Here are all the CDD products I used:

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Jul 16, 2016

Congrats on your poop machine (Craftin Desert Divas July Release) [Video Tutorial]

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Jul 14, 2016

Craftin Desert Divas July Release [with Video Tutorial]

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

We will first have our 2 day blog hop, starting today and then the next 4 days you can join us on our Facebook fan pages for our release inspiration projects. There is a chance to win a $15. CDD shop credit for the next 6 days when you join us.
All stamps are in the CDD Shop and now available for purchase HERE.

 Plan It Out - 5x7

 Scoops - 5x7

 Sweat Season - 5x7

 Tiny Treasure - 5x7

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, for this release I created a bold baby card for you using the new Tiny Treasure stamp set. This set has so many cute details! I won't say much about how I created this card because I made a video tutorial for you that you can find below. 

I hope you enjoyed this card and video tutorial. Happy hopping! 

Here are the specials for this release:

Save 15% on your entire purchase. 

Use Code: July15

Enjoy this special for in stock items only 7/14 thru 7/24 at 10pm MST
All Stamps and Dies are made in the USA.

Each day from 7/14 thru 7/19 one comment left on the projects 

will be chosen from random.com to receive a $15.00 CDD shop 

credit. So be sure to join us for our 2 day blog hop and then hop 

on over to the CDD Facebook page to join us for our Release 

Inspiration HopThe CDD DT will feature more projects 

showcasing the new July release.

Your next stop is the super talented: 

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Jul 9, 2016

A little birdie told me

Hello everyone, I am back with another card for Craftin Desert Divas. Today I want to show you this clean and simple card that I made with the adorable "Little Birdie" stamp set and some additional products.

I started off stamping the bird on white mix media card stock with black water resistible ink and then colored him with watercolor markers. For the background of the card I used the same mix media card stock and die cut it with the largest Crazy Stitched Frame die. Using light blue ink and a blending tool, I applied the ink in a circular motion on the center of the panel.

Using black ink again, I stamped the sentiment "A little birdie told me" from the "Little Birdie" set at the top of the panel. I wanted to extend the sentiment and used the "You are" phrase from the "Tiny Sentiments" set and die cut the word "Awesome" from the "Greeting Word Dies" set from black card stock. To finish off the card I adhered the bird in the center of the card using 3D foam squares.

I hope you enjoyed my card. See you soon.

Here are the products I've used 
(click on the picture to get redirected to the product)

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Jul 8, 2016

Red, White or Blue (Simply Create Too Challenge Blog)

Hey everyone, it's time for a new challenge at the Simply Create Too Challenge Blog. The theme for this challenge is "Red, White or Blue" and I've decided to go with red and white.

I created a show set of cards with the new fox digi that you can download here. I colored him in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens. I also wanted to use two panels for my card, so I die cut the larger one from red card stock and a smaller one from white card stock using dies by Craftin Desert Divas.

For my sentiment I used the stamp "liebe Grüße" from Create A Smile and stamped it with Memento Lady Bug ink in the top center of the white panel. Using 3D foam squares, I adhered the little fox to the bottom right corner and die cut a few hearts from red card stock and adhered them with glue dots above him.

I hope you enjoyed these cards and I am looking forward to seeing your creations on the blog. Take care!

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