Sunday, May 1, 2016

Mai Tai Happy Birthday - PPPR dt

Happy Monday!!  Today is my turn up on the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' BLOG and I have a card to share with you all -

My oldest daughter turned 21 this past Friday and I wanted to make a special card for her to reflect this "rite of passage".  

I used the PPPR "Happy Hour cutting files" to cut out this cute Mai Tai.  I created a 5x7 card so my Mai Tai is a good size (which it should be, right?!) I cut out an extra orange and cut it in half - placing one half by the drink and the other half on the inside of my card.  I had a fun sentiment to go with this image from Cardz TV Stamps' "Good Times" stamp set.

I love that all of Lisa's images are so fun and adorable that you don't need a whole lot else to put together a fabulous card.  Thanks for stopping by today!!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

CDD Linky Party - In the Garden

Hello friends! The theme for this Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas is "In the Garden"! 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:

One 4"x 6" stamp set
One Digi Stamp of choice

Here is what I made..

To create my card I used the following CDD products -

Fancy Frame Dies -

Here is another look -

Here again are the products I used to create my card -

Thanks for stopping by today!!  I can't wait to see your creation(s)!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Sweet Wishes

Hello my fellow CDD lovers!! Today is my turn to post over on the Craftin Desert Divas BLOG and I have sweet little card that I made to share with you.  I designed this to be used for a baby shower card but it is generic enough that it could be used for many other occasions.

To create my card I used the "Stitched In Circle Dies" to create a circle in my top layer and also to create the frame to go around the opening of the circle.  I then created the sky background using some distress ink.  My grass layer is cut from the "Outdoor Landscape Dies".   I stamped and cut out the bamboo stalks and the panda bear along with the sentiment using the "Panda Pal Stamps" and "Panda Pal Dies".  To create the longer bamboo stalks I simply cut several out and glued them together.  I then glued some sequins on from "Fairy Dust Sequins"  and "Pastel Paradise Sequins" using some glossy accents.  I crinkled up my ribbon using hot glue and also used hot glue to adhere the twine and button.  

Here is a closer look at my card -
all of my coloring was done with Spectrum Noir markers.  

Here is a closer look at the supplies I used -



Sunday, April 17, 2016

You're Tea-riffic!! PPPR dt

Happy Monday my fellow crafters!!  I hope you had a fabulous weekend!!  Today is my turn to post over on the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' BLOG and I have a set of cute cards to share with you -

I have LOVED the "Happy Teapot cutting files" ever since Lisa created them!!  Even though I am a coffee drinker, I love the idea of "doing tea" and collect tea cups and teapots!!  I was inspired by my DT sister Melissa and her great shaped cards and decided to create a teapot shaped card using this cutting file.

I created two cards because they are so adorable and it never hurts to have an extra one, right?!

Here is a closeup look -

for the flowers I used the "Floral Spring Break Title cutting files".  I chose to stamp my sentiment on the inside so as not to distract from this adorable sweet smiling teapot!!  My sentiment is from Cardz TV Stamps.   I just love how happy all of Lisa's files are - they make me happy :-) !!

Here are the files I used -

Thanks for stopping by today!!  

Saturday, April 9, 2016

CDD April Product Release Blog Hop Day 2

***If you are looking for the PPPR "April Inspiration" blog hop please go HERE***

Welcome to the CDD April Product Release Blog Hop. 
All stamps are in the CDD Shop and now available for purchase HERE.

Melon Drop

Moonlit Kisses

Violet Flicker

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

For my first card I used the outer portion of the "Picture Frame die" for my white background layer.  I embossed a few of the flowers and leaves from the "Botanical Layers" stamp set using clear embossing powder.   I embossed them onto watercolor paper and used my Zig watercolor markers to color them in.  I fussy cut my flowers and leaves and popped them up on foam tape for dimension.  I used black cardstock for my card base, pen stitched around the edge with my white gel pen and scattered a few "Moonlit Kisses" sequins on my card.


For my second card I created a polaroid frame using the "Mix It Up" dies.  I created a cloud background with a cloud template I created using my Silhouette Cameo and some distress ink.  I stamped the animals and did a bit of masking to create the trio of animals using images from the new "Peek A Boo" stamp set.  I fussy cut them out and added them behind the frame.  My sentiment is also from this same stamp set.

Here are the specials for this release:

**NEW SEQUIN MIXES will be on SALE for $1.00 !!

**FREE SHIPPING with minimum on orders placed!!

Shipping minimum order $10 in the USA use Code 10SHIP 
and $15 minimum every where else use Code 15SHIP

Enjoy this special for in stock items only thru 4/17 at 10pm MST
All Stamps and Dies are made in the USA.

**We will be giving away $50 DIVA DOLLARS to one lucky winner to spend in the CDD shop. 
All you have to do is join us for our 2 day hop and leave a comment on each project. The more you comment the more chances you have to win!! Winner will be announced on Monday.

We hope you have enjoyed this release and will join us again tomorrow for more design team inspiration.

Your next stop is the super talented:  Donna

PPPR "April Inspiration" blog hop

Welcome to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' "April Inspiration" blog hop!!  You should have arrived at my blog after visiting the lovely Nanne.

 There is a special freebie files available for free only today and tomorrow (after that it can be purchased in the PPPR store).  The link to the freebie is on Lisa's blog.

Today's blog hop theme is  "April Inspiration" and the design team is doing something new this month with our blog hop.  There is no specific theme, rather we are creating projects using any PPPR products we would like to inspire you.  I hope you find inspiration in our blog hop today.  Here is the card I made for the hop -

I tend to do "cutesy" type cards so I wanted to push myself out of my normal creative realm and try something with a bit more of a vintage feel.  I used the PPPR "Sewing Cutting Files" to cut out this sweet little sewing machine.  

All of my papers are things I have had in my stash for awhile.  I am trying to be better at using what I have!!  Anyone else relate?? :-) I had the perfect sentiment to use on my card from a Cardz TV Stamps stamp set called "Sew Much Fun".  I used some ribbon, twine, buttons and stick pin from my stash and hot glued them together.

To create my cards I used the following PPPR files -

***There is blog candy for our hop today*** -

The blog candy for this hop is a $15 GC to the PPPR store. Anyone who comments will be entered to win the GC. A random winner will be chosen for the prize sometime during the week after the hop.

Today also begins a new challenge with Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons -
We are now doing a "Linky" party instead of a specific themed challenge.   All you need to do is 
link up any PPPR projects during the dates on the ad image for a chance to win a $15 Gift Certificate to the PPPR store.  For more details on the rules of the challenge as well as to link up your entry, please go HERE.  One lucky entry will be randomly selected to win a $20 gift certificate to the PPPR store.  

Now it's time to go visit the lovely Sarah.  

Thursday, April 7, 2016

CDD April Release Sneak Peeks Day 4

Today is Day 4 of the sneak peeks for the April release at Craftin Desert Divas. We are featuring the new "Peekaboo Stamps" and "Picture Frame" die today.  We are doing our sneak peeks over on our Facebook pages.  The sneak peeks begin HERE.  
We have 4 new stamp sets, 2 new dies & 3 new sequin mixes that will be available in the shop starting this Friday!
I created a card using the Picture Frame die along with a few of the Fancy Frame Dies. My images and sentiments are from the Peekaboo Stamp set. I used distress inks on my frame layer.  The flowers are from the Just Bugcause stamps and coordinating dies.

Sneak Peek GIVEAWAY:
**Win it before you can buy it! Each Sneak Peek day we will give the featured stamp set away. There will be 1 winner for each stamp set showcased! Be sure and leave a comment and "Like" each Facebook fan page at every stop for more chances to win! Winners will be announced the following day.
Here are the specials for this release:
New SEQUIN MIXES will be on SALE for $1.00 each!!!
FREE SHIPPING on orders placed
Minimum order $10 in the USA use Code 10SHIP
$15 minimum every where else use Code 15SHIP
Enjoy this special for in stock items only starting 4/8 thru 4/17 at 10pm MST.
All stamps & Dies are made in the USA.

Join us this Friday & Saturday for our blog hop that will begin at the Craftin Desert Divas blog
Release Blog Hop Giveaway.We will be giving away $50 DIVA DOLLARS to one lucky winner to spend in the CDD shop. All you have do is join us for our 2 day hop and leave a comment on each project. The more you comment the more chances you have to win!! Winner will be announced on Monday.