Sunday, July 26, 2015

"Pool Time" layout - PPPR dt

Today is my turn to post on the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' BLOG and I have a scrapbook layout to share with you that I created.  I did a two page spread covering part of a vacation our family took last summer.

I mixed in a few stickers and project life cards that I had in my stash and used a Peachy Keen face stamp on my sun.

I used several different PPPR files to create my layout and will list them at the end of the post

I did a print and cut with the sun that goes on the sunscreen bottle since the cuts would have been quite small.

Here is what I used -

All of the files I used can be purchased HERE in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons store.  Don't forget to grab this week's freebie (the bikini cut file)!!  Thanks for stopping by today!!  I hope I have inspired you to do a summer vacation layout :-)

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Hippo Birdie to You

I am back with another card to share with you using one of the new 2x3 mini stamp sets from the Craftin Desert Divas July Release.  I used the "Hippo Birdie" stamp set along with the coordinating (free) SVG files for my main images and sentiment.

To create my card I did a watercolor background using some watercolor paints I purchased at Michaels.  I used the Tim Holtz watercolor paper.  I cut out my grass using the CDD "Outdoor Landscape" dies.  The sun and clouds are from the "Sky is the Limit" stamp set and coordinating die set.  The flower sequins can be purchased in the CDD store HERE.  I added a drop of liquid pearls (green) to the middle of each flower.  I used the primary Spectrum Noir colored pencil set to color in the hippo and bird along with their hats.  The hat on the bird came from the CDD "sweet wishes" stamp set ( I cut it out with the free SVG).

Today is the second day of the Craftin Desert Divas July Stamp Release blog hop - head HERE to begin the hop from the beginning.  There is lots of great inspiration from the design team and a chance to win some free goodies too :-)

Friday, July 24, 2015

CDD July Stamp Release Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to the CDD July Stamp Release Blog Hop.  You should have arrived at my blog from the lovely Nanne.  Today the CDD design team gets to reveal the new stamp sets.    All the new stamps are in the CDD Shop and now available for purchase.

**Mini stamps are 2x3**

**4x6 stamp sets**

You may purchase stamps HERE
All the stamps have free SVG outlines.

Here are the release specials for you:
1. Use Code: July to receive 10% off your entire order. 
Sale starts on 7/24 and ends 7/31 10pm MST.
2. Orders over $40 will receive 2 free bags of sequins.
Just put a note in the order comments with the sequins you would like as your free ones and it will be added to your order. Ends 7/31 10pm MST.

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

I created a shaker card for today's blog hop.  I used an image and a sentiment from the "Chill Out" stamp set.  I cut out the image using the "Chill Out" SVG outline set that is free.  I colored in the cute little penguin with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I cut my oval out using my Silhouette Cameo and then popped that card layer up with some fun foam.  I filled my shaker with some new sequins in the CDD Store - "snow palace".  I added a bow made from some 3 Girl JAM ribbon and then scattered a few enamel dots from my stash on the front and finally, finished it off with some pen stitching.

Be sure to comment and follow all the blogs in today's lineup for your chance to win a mini stamp. Tara will pick 3 winners from different blogs each day of the hop. So the more you comment the more chances to win. Winners will be announced Monday.

Your next stop is the super talented Steph!!

Line up in case you get lost along the way:

Thursday, July 23, 2015

CDD July Stamp Release Sneak Peeks - Day 3

Well, it is day 3 now of the Sneak Peeks for the Craftin Desert Divas July Stamp Release.  Today the design team is showcasing four mini stamp sets.  I am sharing with you a card I made using the "Hippo Birdie" mini stamp set.

I used some distress inks (spun sugar, scattered straw, shaded lilac) and Tim Holtz' Watercolor paper for my background.  

I stamped my images and colored them with my Spectrum Noir markers and then fussy cut them out. (I am still perfecting my fussy cutting skills)  I added some sequins from "Star Power" sequins and a new set of sequins called "Snow Palace".  

Make sure you head over to the Craftin Desert Divas facebook page and hop along to see some more inspiration using the new mini stamp sets.  There is also a FREE SVG set available for those that hop along today :-)  Then, come back here Friday and Saturday as the design team does a BLOG hop to actually reveal the new Craftin Desert Divas products for July.  

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

CDD July Stamp Release Sneak Peeks Day 2

Today is Day 2 of the sneak peeks for the Craftin Desert Divas July Stamp Release.  The design team is doing the sneak peeks on our Facebook pages this month.  Here is what I am sharing today -

To get more details on my card and to learn more about the July Stamp Release for Craftin Desert Divas, make sure to head on over to my Facebook page - HERE.  There is even a free SVG for those who hop along with us today :-)

Sunday, July 19, 2015

CDD Linky Party - "Christmas in July"

Time for a new linky party over at Craftin Desert Divas

This time the theme is "Christmas in July" - what a perfect way to get a head start on your holiday cards!!

One lucky winner will get a stamp set from Craftin Desert Divas.

One lucky winner will get a $25.00 gift certificate for regular priced files from Too Cute by Jessica.

Here is my project for the linky party -

I used the following products from Craftin Desert Divas shop to create my card -
snowman - "Snowman Kisses" stamp set
snow - "Outdoor Landscape Dies" 
sentiment - "Happy Celebrations" stamp set  

Here is a side view of my card to see how I layered my snow -

I colored my snowman with my Spectrum Noir markers.  The snowflakes are just some stickers I have had in my stash for awhile now.  I added some adhesive gems to the centers of my snowflake stickers to give them more pop and then used a white gel pen to stitch around my card.

Thanks for stopping by today!!
Don't forget to link up your "Christmas in July" project.  You can link up HERE.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

"Hugs" - PPPR dt

Today is my turn to post over on the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' BLOG and I am sharing a card I made -

My goal with this card was to create a simple card that could be used for many occasions.  I never seem to have that kind of card on hand.  I could use this for a thank you, birthday, hello or even a sympathy card.  To create my card I used the flower pot and Gerbera daisy cut files from the PPPR "Spring Garden" cutting files set.  I used some foam tape between the layers of my flower to give it more dimension and then I also used foam on the gingham card layer to create even more dimension to my card.  I added an enamel dot to the center of my flower and used a sentiment from the Craftin Desert Divas "Simply Said" stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by today!!  And a big thanks for those of you who visited this weekend during the PPPR "Under the Sea" blog hop :-)