Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Out Like a Lamb

Hi everyone, it's my day to share a project over at Craftin Desert Divas.  I have a super cute card to share with you today.  Of course, I used one of Tara's amazing stamp sets to create my project!  Here it is:

The last 2 months have been BRUTAL in Nova Scotia!  Mother Nature has been pummeling us with snow storm after snow storm - February and March have both been lions, but I'm hoping that March will go out like a lamb:

The rainy day lamb is from Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbon. Honestly, I am hoping for rainy days here, not more snow. The cloud paper is a digital freebie, and the card stock is from Recollections.  I embossed the paper with my Spots and Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.  

I used the Animal Antics stamp set to create this project.  It has so many adorable sentiments on it!  You can buy your own in the Craftin Desert Divas Shop HERE.

Be sure to stop by Craftin Desert Divas everyday.  There is always something going on, from Linky Parties, to Blog Hops, from Stamp Releases to Daily Inspiration!  See you there :)

A challenge or two for my cute tag:
4 Crafty Chicks - humour
CCEE - lamb or farm animal
City Crafter - polka dots
Die Cuttin Divas - anything goes

A la prochaine... 

Friday, March 27, 2015

Lovin From the Oven

Happy Friday everyone!  I wanted to share some exciting news with you.  I have been chosen to be on the design team of Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons!!  They are an amazing company which makes the cutest SVGs!  As you know, I love cute cut files, and the best thing is how quick and easy these ones are to put together!!

Lisa also gives away a weekly freebie, so be sure to pop over to the store each and every Friday to pick it up!  Today I have a quick little project to share with you.  I uses 2 files from PPPR.  Here it is:

Yesterday my daughter and I made some White Chocolate Macadamia Nut cookies.  We decided to give some away to a friend of hers.  I thought it needed the home made touch of a tag to attach to the gift.  So, this is what I created.  I think it turned out really cute!  Here is a close up of the tag:

The cookie is from the "Cookie and Milk" cutting file.  It is just adorable.  The card stock on the cookie is from Recollections and of course, I doodled with my Sakura Jelly Roll pens.

The tag shape is from Layered Labels 2.  I love making tags, and there are some GREAT tag shapes in this file.  Lisa has some other great label files that I plan to pick up to make tags from too!  The patterned paper for the tag is from an old Slab I picked up at Michaels and the card stock is from Bazzil.

The cutie sentiment is from Craftin Desert Divas "Baked with Love" stamp set.  I decided it was perfect for this tag.  You can find it HERE.  

I am so excited to be a part of the PPPR Design Team!  I can't wait to show you the cute files that Lisa has.  My first "official" DT post won't be until April, so be on the lookout for it!

A challenge or two for my tag:
Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbon - cooking/ food
Aud Sentiments - anything goes with a sentiment
Crafty Ribbon - anything goes with ribbon
Creative Moments - gift tag for a special lady (in this case an 8 year old girl)
2 Creative Chicks - anything but a card

A la prochaine...

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Take Time to Smell the Flowers

Happy Thursday everyone!  I am back with yet another spring project using "Blooming for You".  They are helping kick the winter blues - the past 2 months have been rough!  So, here is my cute springy project:

Isn't it cute??  This cute little flower card is from My Scrap Chick.  I inked up the edges of the petals to try to help them stand out.  I love the sentiment - I think it's PERFECT with this cutie card.  Here is the set I used, so you can see all the fun flowery sentiments:

I hope, that wherever you are, you are starting to see some tell tale signs of spring!

A challenge or two for my cute card:
Crafters Cafe - spring flowers
Deep Ocean - easter/ spring
Card Mania - spring
Crafty Boots - spring
Crafty Cardmakers - spring
Die Cut Divas - spring
Natalie and Amy - flowers
Scrappy Hands - blossom
Sunday Stamper - flower

A la prochaine... 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Hoppy Easter

Happy Monday everyone!  We are mid-way through the Linky Party over at Craftin Desert Divas and it is Team B's Day to inspire you.  Tara challenged us to create an EASTER project.  Here is what I created:

Isn't it adorable!?!  The bunny is from My Scrap Chick.  She has been having a sale, so you should go check it out!  The paper is from Recollections.  I did some doodling with my Sakura Jelly Roll pen.  I inked her cheeks with some SU ink and a sponge - I can't find my chalks - gonna have to clean up my Scrap Room.

The perfect sentiment is from Happy Celebrations and the flag the sentiment is on is from Tag It.  You can buy your own at the Craftin Desert Divas Store.

I hope you all come play with us!  There is still one week left to link up.  We have 2 amazing sponsors for this Linky Party:

1 stamp set of the winners choice

$25 in regular price files

I can't wait to see what you create!!

A Challenge or two for my cute card:
Challenge up Your Life - easter
Alphabet Challenge - c is for cute and cuddly
Crafts 4 Eternity - pastel shades
Crafty Catz - no designer paper
Simply Create Too - easter or bunnies
Crafty Gals - hippity hop
Double Click Skittles - use basket, bunny or easter
Inky Impressions - pastel
Creative Card Crew - easter critters
Papertake - happy anything
A la prochaine,

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Craftin Desert Divas March Release Blog Hop Day 2

Thank you so much for joining us today to celebrate CDD stamps 1 year birthday!! As you can see, we have some awesome sponsor prizes to giveaway to those who join us today and tomorrow. 

Prizes are: 

Craftin Desert Divas - One stamp set each day.
Too Cute by Jessica - $25 gift card
The Scrapbooking Queen- Royal Prize Pack
3 Girl Jam - $10 gift card
Tombow -  Goodie Prize Pack
Marjorie Ann Designs - $25 gift card
Little Scraps Of Heaven - $15 gift card
Miriam's Crafting Supplies - $10 gift card
A Busybee Double Click - 75 skittles
My Scrap Chick - $15 gift card
SVG Attic - $15 gift card

You must follow and comment on each blog to be eligible for the prizes. Winners will be announced on Tuesday.

 We have 7 new stamp sets that are being released today.  All stamps are in the CDD Shop and now available for purchase.

 Without further ado, here are the March stamps:

All Aboard - available HERE

Birthday Expressavailable HERE

Bitty Blessingsavailable HERE

Birthday Expressavailable HERE

Hunny Bunnyavailable HERE 

Sew Raggedyavailable HERE

Tissue Timeavailable HERE

Totally Turtleavailable HERE

Here are the SVG cut files for each stamp:



All stamps have an SVG outline that is free to you. This makes it so easy. You just cut out the image with your machine and then stamp on it.  The SVG file will be in the CDD Gallery under the file tab and available for you to download.

Here are the release specials for you:

1. Use Code: Birthday to receive 15% off your entire order. Sale ends 3/22 10pm MST.

There is a link to this free SVG pattern somewhere in today's hop lineup. 

Here are the projects I designed for today.  The first uses "Sew Raggedy":

I colored the Raggedy with my Prismacolor Pencils.  The patterned paper is a digi that I found on line.  I used my Swiss Dots Embossing folder to emboss the background paper.  

The second project I created uses "Tissue Time" - as a nurse, this set is a must have for me :)

This card uses 2 cuts from SVG Cutting Files, their Arched Card Base and Nurse Olivia.  I bought the digi paper on Etsy and the cardstock is Recollections, SU and some Bazzil.   I love both these projects.  I think this release is SO cute!!

The next stop in the hop is the very talented Jessica!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Bloom Where You Are Planted

Happy Thursday everyone!  I am SO done with winter - we got another 40 cm over the weekend and are expecting another 2 storms this week - can't we be DONE already!!  Spring is coming - it is, it is DAYS away - I tell myself that over and over again.  So, with that in mind, I have created another springy card using Craftin Desert Divas "Blooming for You".  Here it is:

This card is from The Silhouette Store - design #46204.  It was a breeze to cut and I think it's really pretty.  I inked up the edges of the tulip and VOILA!  A gorgeous spring card.  I love the sentiment.  Blooming for You has some amazing spring sayings - it is perfect for projects to help beat the winter blues!

You can pick up your own Blooming for You stamp set HERE.  I'll be back over the weekend with the Blog Hop form Craftin Desert Divas latest release.  We are celebrating CDDs first birthday, so be sure to come join in on the fun!!

A challenge or two for my card:
Crafter's Cafe - what season are you in (almost spring)
Simon Says Stamp - pinterest spring inspiration
Die Cuttin Divas - welcome spring 
Pinspirational  - inspiration photo
Card Mania  - spring
Crafty Boots - spring

A la prochaine... 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Craftin Desert Divas March Release Sneak Peek Day # 3

Today is Day 3 of the sneak peeks for the March stamp release at Craftin Desert Divas. We have 7 new stamp sets in this release. Craftin Desert Divas stamps now has an exclusive license with Kristi W Designs to add Kristi's super adorable images to Tara's stamps.

 These images and sentiments come with a SVG outline that is FREE to you. They are in the CDD Gallery on Facebook under the files tab.
Here are the release special for you:
1. Use Code: Birthday to receive 15% off your entire order. Sale ends 3/22 10pm MST.

Each day, there will be a new FREE SVG pattern.  You can email craftindesertdivas@gmail.com to request it. You must comment and follow each blog in order to get the free file. Join us this Friday & Saturday for our hop and more free files!!

 Now for some birthday fun! All week long we are going to host games and have prizes in the CDD Gallery.  Be sure to join us. Now put on your party hat on and get ready to celebrate with us!! Join us this Friday & Saturday for our blog hop.

Today we are showcasing the Bitty Blessings and Sew Raggedy stamps

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

My Mum is a sewer and knitter quilter - she is an all round Crafty Girl.  I wanted to make her some tags that she could use to put on her creations when she gives them away as gifts.  I thought THIS sentiment from Sew Raggedy, was just perfect!  I also used 2 of the stamps on this set - I love that cute little button holder and the needle and thread are perfect for her creations.  I used Tara's great "Tag It" set as the base for this little tag.  I use that set almost every time I get crafty!

Be sure to join us tomorrow for another great new stamp set.

Here's today's free pattern:

Be sure to comment and follow each blog in order to get the freebie pattern.

CDD stamps are..
 4x6 stamps
Made in the USA
Stamps will be available to order on Friday.

We hope you will stop by the Craftin Desert Divas Shop and the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery Facebook group. We would love for you to join us and share your creations with us using Craftin Desert Divas' stamps. In this group, we show previews first, have giveaways and much more!

Thank you so much for joining us today.  I hope you will visit the CDD blog tomorrow for more sneak peeks.