Tuesday, August 30, 2016

I'm here for you

Today I'd like to showcase the Nesting Flower die set!  This is a staple in any collection.  There is so much you can do with this die.  I have shown before that you can also make clouds as well.  I do apologize, but this die is currently out of stock, but check out the other nesting dies available here
Today I used the die set as flowers.. the way it was intended to be.  I cut multiple layers from different purples and simply glued my flower together. 
For my background, I created using distress inks and placed some purple ribbon behind my flowers for added eye candy.

I used the stamp from Cas-ual Fridays - I'm here for you.  For the light purple background I used the background stamp from a stamp of approval box by Catherine Pooler and heat embossed.  This is from the Lovely Notes collection.

This is a super simple card with lots of possibilities..  You could dress it up even more or keep it simple.  Sometimes simple is best.

Have a great day!!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Thankful for you

Hello!  Thanks so much for stopping by
Today I want to share a super quick card I created using a digital file from Craftin Desert Divas called Delightful Daisy.  I used Zig Clean Color Markers on Bristol watercolor paper to achieve the look I was going for.

I print my images using a Brother laser printer.  I have found this printer is great with all mediums and paper. 

I cut two colors of greens for my grass using the Landscape die set.  I then took the Stitched Scallop die to make a cloud in the sky.  To cut my digital flower I used the Brother Scan N Cut.  I never was good with scissors, so this machine for me was a life saver. 

I then pieces it all together for this quick card and stamped Thankful for you from the Thankful Squeaks stamp set.  Added a few sequins and a few dots with a white gel pen..  and complete! 

CDD Products used:
Delightful Daisy - http://craftindesertdivas.com/delightful-daisy-digital-stamp/
Landscape dies - http://craftindesertdivas.com/outdoor-landscape-dies/
Stitched Scallop Dies - http://craftindesertdivas.com/stitched-scallop-dies/
Thankful Squeaks - http://craftindesertdivas.com/thankful-squeaks/
Pastel Paradise sequins -   http://craftindesertdivas.com/pastel-paradise-sequins/

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Retro Happy Birthday!

Hello!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Featuring the Retro Happy Birthday die from Die Versions.    The retro line is so fun I decided to play around.  I do apologize, but the Retro Happy Birthday is out of stock right now.  Check out the other Retro Dies available here.
To create my background I used the shaving cream technique.  I watched a few YouTube videos to get the feel for it.  This is a super messy technique, but oh so pretty.  I knew I wanted a 'retro' or tie dye look.. so I chose the reinker colors I thought would look best for that 'style'.  I used the reinkers from So Suzy Stamps and they are just perfect for the look I was going for.
I made these before I went to bed so it would be dry the next day.  I do have to say the shaving cream smelled wonderful!  LOL
Here is what I ended up with.  You get TONS of prints out of one shaving cream session.  I could have done even more by adding other colors near the end.
I then cut the Retro Happy Birthday die on pink paper to make it stand out.  I glued it down and applied Spectrum Noir clear sparkle.  This can dress anything up and who doesn't love a glitter look!  I then finished it off with some new Ranger enamel accents. 
Have a great day! 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Craftin Desert Divas August blog hop

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...

I am truly honored to be the August Guest Designer for Craftin Desert Divas!  I had tons of fun with the new Hall Pass stamp set.  Many think Planner stamps are just for planners... think outside the box!  You can create so many different projects.  I hope you enjoy what I have created for you!

Craftin Desert Divas products used:
If you'd like to see the process, stop by my Youtube Channel to see here
Here are a few other projects that I made for the sneak peeks in the event page.

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: Lisa B

Have a GREAT day!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Monthly Self Check every 17th of the Month!

Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by
Today I want to share a very special card for a blog hop I am participating in.  I do not know of one single person who has not been touched by cancer in some way... Cas-ual Fridays has started a monthly blog hop to remind women to do a monthly self breast exam.  You can read the story on how it began here.  I encourage you to take a few moments to read up on how to do a self exam if you do not know how.  It takes moments to do your self exam and could save your life.  Please remind all of the women in your life to do so.

You should have arrived from Casual Fridays Stamps

This month the theme was to have this be a reminder to our friends and family.. Each month that is the purpose of the 17th posting, but the card itself was to be a reminder card.  Unfortunately, I did not have the reminder set so I chose to go with HOPE.. When I mailed my card out I wrote about the reminder inside.
CAS-UAL FRIDAY's  has their own line of stamps and dies mainly for Breast Cancer cards and it is called Calling All Sistahs and 50% of the profits from the sales of the Calling All Sistahs line goes to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. for research and medical help.  Check out the line here.  Anyone is welcome to participate in the Blog Hop that happens on the 17th of each month. 
Here is my card for the hop!

Cas-ual Fridays products used:
Hope Fri-Die : http://cas-ualfridaysstamps.com/products/hope-fri-die
Curtis Background:  http://cas-ualfridaysstamps.com/products/curtis-background

Your next stop on the hop is: 

**There will be a $15 Gift Certificate given to 3 people that comment along the hop.**   Comments close on August 19th at midnight EST.

You can learn all about how Calling All Sistahs got started here.

If you are a facebooker, we'd love for you to join us in our Facebook group! Click here to join
This group is for hop stops, hoppers, and anyone interested in Calling All Sistahs :)
If you should get lost along the way please go back to the CAS-ual Fridays Calling All Sistahs Blog Hop.  
So remember we have all come together for this blog hop to encourage our Sistahs to do their monthly breast self-exams and yearly mammograms!!
I highly encourage you to join in on this fun blog hop by participating.   The more awareness we create.. the more lives we can save.  Just a simple self check can save your life and the life of a friend.

Monday, August 15, 2016

You're Amazing! Flower Pot

Hello!  Thanks so much for stopping by
Today I wanted to create and show you a neat teacher gift idea.  I found the general idea from Pinterest, but put my own spin by personalizing the bucket. 
I first cut out the digital images from Craftin Desert Divas called Flower Power.  I printed and then cut with the Brother Scan N Cut.

I then wanted a more finished edge look so I took a marker and just ran it around the outside of each flower. 

To prepare the bucket I simply took some floral foam and hot glued that to secure it.  I then personalized the bucket with Mrs. Langdon.  I have no children, but she ordered a few wreaths from me and she has been a teacher for over 25 years.. so I thought it would be nice to gift her this. 

I then shredded some green cardstock for my grass. 

I then took the digi flower and placed a hole in the center. I didn't the hole too large so I then took my penblade and made little slits so that it could fit over the pencil eraser.

I then placed each pencil random places in the bucket.    I made a tag that I will place on the handle, but for photo purposes I placed it in the grass.  I will write my message on the back of the tag.

The final project is super cute!  I just know she will love it!


Craftin Desert Divas products used:
Flower Power Digi: http://craftindesertdivas.com/flower-power-digital-stamp/
Wishful Thoughts: http://craftindesertdivas.com/wishful-thoughts/
Tiny Sentiments: http://craftindesertdivas.com/tiny-sentiments/
Fancy Stitched Label Dies: http://craftindesertdivas.com/fancy-stitched-label-dies/

Monday, August 1, 2016


Hello!  Thanks so much for stopping by
Today I bring you a challenge card for Your Next Stamp.  This is challenge #44 submission.
Here is the challenge criteria
First I took a card base that was 4.25 x 5.5 and cut 1/4 inch from 2 sides.  I like to have a small background to pop some color.  I then took from Paint Swooshes the small and large paint splats with Brutus Monroe ink (Cornflower, Speckled Egg and Jack-o-Lantern).  I randomly placed these knowing some would be covered up to follow the challenge criteria. 
I then took watercolor paper (and I do need to say this isn't my favorite for using my Zig markers).  If you have the Zig markers or thinking about them.. watercolor paper is key to having you love them.  I stamped with Archival black from Silly Monsters Incognito ONE the body and face.  I then used my Zig Clean Brush Markers to make him orange.  I then stamped HI from the Silly Monsters Incognito TWO on the watercolor paper.  Using the MISTI for this is crucial for me as watercolor paper I never get a great first impression.
I then adhered this all together and added 2 googly eyes to my monster.   A quick and simple card that is off in the mail today! 
This card is entered into the Your Next Stamp Challenge #44