Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Stuck on You - CDD dt

Hello there and thanks for stopping by today - I hope you had a great Christmas!!  Today is my turn to post over on the Craftin Desert Divas BLOG.  I made my first Valentine's Day card on Christmas, LOL!!  I am sharing it here today with you because the stamp set I used is on special today and the following two days in the Craftin Desert Divas Shop.

Here is my project -

I used the "Beyond Measure" stamp set along with the "Beyond Measure" coordinating dies to create my card.  I stamped the glue image and then cut it out with the coordinating die.  I then stamped the sentiment onto my designer paper.  The "Beyond Measure" stamp set is on sale for an extra 15% off today and the following two days.   You can purchase it HERE.

I also used the following Craftin Desert Divas products to complete my card - 
"Fancy Frames Dies" - two scalloped background papers and label 
"Pocket Pieces Hello Dies" - notebook paper

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Thank Ewe So Much - PPPR dt

Happy Monday my fellow crafters!!  I hope you had a very Merry Christmas!!  Today is my turn to post on the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' BLOG and I wanted to share with you a thank you card I made.  I know our family is going to need a lot of these on hand after being spoiled this Christmas :-)

I used this cute little lamb from the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' "Navity 2" cutting files.  I mounted him on my card base which is from the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' "A2 Card Bases 4" cutting files.  I added a Santa Hat to my lamb which I got from the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' "Santa Birdie" cutting file.

I had the perfect sentiment to use which is from Craftin Desert Divas "Animal Antics" stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Christmas Packaging - PPPR dt

Hi there, today is my turn to post over on the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' BLOG and I have another project to share creating some more Christmas packaging.  
I created a couple of little boxes to use to wrap up some of the smaller presents I have for my girls -

I used the "Gift Box with Window" cutting files to create my boxes.  There are two different sized boxes included in this cut set and I used the largest of the two.  I ungrouped and released the compound path in my Silhouette software to get rid of the window since I didn't want the recipient to view their gift before actually opening the present ;)  Here are some closeups -

I decorated the top of this box using the Poinsettia Cutting File. The file allows you to turn this flower into a 3d element which is what I did.  I popped it up on some foam tape and attached it to the lid of my box.

Here is how the box opens and how much space you have inside -

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

PPPR "Anything Goes" Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' "Anything Goes" blog hop!!  You should have arrived at my blog after visiting the lovely Nanne.  If you missed the beginning of the hop, you will want to head to Lisa's blog.

 There are two 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  "Anything Goes" and the design team will be showcasing projects using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' files.   Here is what I created for the hop -

I created a gift bag!!  Okay, I really didn't create the gift bag BUT I did decorate it!!  I picked up a stack of plain but colorful gift bags awhile bag with the idea in mind that it would be fun to hand decorate them.  Here is a closeup of my decorated gift bag -

To create my decorated gift bag I used the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' "Santa Birdie" cutting file and enlarged it to fit the front of my gift bag.  My sentiment comes from Craftin Desert Divas.

This was a fun project and I am hoping to get more done before the holidays :-) 

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

To be eligible for the blog candy, please be a follower of each of the blogs on our hop today as well as leave a comment on each visit too.  You can get extra chances to win the candy by "liking" the PPPR facebook page and/or subscribing to the PPPR Newsletter.

Today also begins a new challenge with Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons -

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 is time to hop on over to visit the lovely and talented Sarah to see what she has created today.  Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have a great weekend!!

Friday, December 4, 2015

"For Your Piggy Bank"

Today is my turn to post over on the Craftin Desert Divas BLOG and I want to share with you a great gift idea I made using an older stamp set that the DT will be showcasing the next few days - "Just Pigcause".  

For the month of December we are going to showcase one stamp set a day for three days, while we showcase this stamp set it will also be on sale in the CDD shop, just for those 3 days and then we will showcase a new stamp set for the next three days.

I decorated an envelope to hold money as a gift.  With lots of teenagers and college students in my life, money is a great gift to give!!  My pig and sentiment are from the "Just Pigcause" stamp set which is our featured stamp set today and the next 2 days.  I also used a couple of images from the "Chill Out" stamp set to make it more festive for the holidays.  And then I added a stamped label on the front using the "Tag It" stamp set and coordinating SVG set.  

Here is a closeup -

Stop on by the CDD blog for the next couple of days to see what other crafty inspiration the DT has cooked up for you using this set.

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Warmest Holiday Wishes - PPPR dt

Happy Cyber Monday!!   I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving holiday and perhaps even got some great deals over the weekend!!  We can officially start listening to Christmas music now :-)  Today is my turn to post over on the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' BLOG and I have a holiday card in some non-traditional colors to share with you -

side view -

To create my card I used the following file from the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' store -

"Christmas Cookies" cutting files (gingerbread man)
"Hot Cocoa" cutting files (hot cocoa)

My sentiment is from Cardz TV stamps.


I hope I have inspired you with your holiday card making.  Don't forget to link up your holiday projects using PPPR products in this month's challenge.  You can link up HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

CDD November Product Release Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to the CDD November Product Release Blog Hop.  All stamps & dies are in the CDD shop and now available for purchase. 

For this release we have (4) new 2x3 mini stamps and (3) new 5x7 stamp sets and 2 new die sets designed by our own design team member Leah!

2x3 mini stamp set

2x3 mini stamp set

Little Birdie
2x3 mini stamp set

2x3 mini stamp set

Busy Bees
5x7 stamp set

Home Sweet Home
5x7 stamp set

Across The Border
5x7 stamp set

Pocket Pieces Hello Dies

Stitched Scallop Dies

You can purchase them here.
Free shipping on all orders!!

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

some close ups -

I created this card using 3 items from the new release - 
"Across the Border" stamp set for my snowy background which I embossed with white embossing powder.  I created my blue background with a couple of different distress inks.  I stamped the bird and house image from the "Home Sweet Home" stamp set and the standing bird is from the "Little Birdie" stamp set.

The other items I used for my card are -
"Mix It Up" dies - I used this to stamp my top sentiment on and then cut the end off to fit flush with the edge of my card.   I used a stamp from the "Baked With Love" stamp set for the bottom sentiment.  I used part of a sentiment from the "Chill Out" stamp set for the top sentiment on my card - I just masked off the portion I didn't want to use with some scotch tape.  All the images were colored in with my Spectrum Noir markers.

Here are the specials for this release:
**FREE shipping everywhere, no code necessary!!  We are also going to have a Pre Black Friday Sale, the biggest sale of the year.  The entire shop will be 20% off starting the day of the blog hop!  Free shipping and sale ends 11/29 10pm MST
Stamps and dies are made in the USA.

Here is today's SVG freebie.  Each stop along the way there will be a code letter for the freebie code.  You must comment and follow each blog in order to get the free file.  The file will be available in the shop at http://craftindesertdivas.com/ just for that day.  Just add it to your cart and enter the letters you collected at each stop for the special code word at checkout to receive your free file download.  **The code word and free file will be available that day ONLY so please be sure to visit the link.

I hope you enjoyed this release and will join us again tomorrow for more projects and day 2 of our blog hop release.  Thank you so much!!

Your code letter from me is: S

Your next stop is the super talented: Lori