Monday, April 20, 2015

Love You More

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 a Shaker Card project.  

I've got to be honest.  This was a real stretch for me.  My Design Team sisters are AMAZING at these!!  I have never made one before and was pretty intimidated.  Here is what I created:



I went very simple.  I got inspiration from THIS card and watched a few You Tube videos, took a deep breath and just created.  I am fairly happy with this card, but I hope it gets easier with practice!  This was pretty stressful ;)

The sentiment is from Simply Said.  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 la prochaine,

Saturday, April 18, 2015

PPPR Go Green Hop

Happy Saturday everyone!!  Welcome to Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons GO GREEN blog hop.  If you have arrived from Melissa's blog, then you are in the right place.  If you just happened upon my post, then you should go back to the beginning HERE, so you don't miss any of the fun and creative projects the team have come up with!!

For this GO GREEN hop, we are all sharing nature or conservation themed projects showcasing PPPR files.  Here is what I created for today:



I love this Tree Trio file!!  I decided to make the trees look a little more "springy" - in part because I am dying for spring to arrive and the snow to be gone!!  I dry embossed the background and heat embossed the sentiment.  The paper and ribbon are from Michaels and the sentiment is from Craftin Desert Divas.


What is a blog hop without blog candy??  Today one lucky hopper will win a $15 gift certificate to the PPPR store.  For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog and leave a comment on each blog.  For extra chances you can also LIKE Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter.  A random winner will be chosen on April 21st.  

There will is also a freebie available today and tomorrow only, after that you can pick it up in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons store.

This blog hop marks the beginning of our newest challenge.  Of course there is a GO GREEN theme, so be sure to link up all your projects with a nature or conservation theme featuring PPPR files HERE - Lisa has some REALLY cute files available in the store!  The challenge will run until May 8th and the winner will get a $20 gift certificate to PPPR!!

Your next stop is the amazingly talented NannĂ©, so go check out what she has created to inspire you!!  

Here is today's hop line-up, just in case you get lost along the way:



A la prochaine...




Friday, April 17, 2015

Craftin Desert Divas April Release



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

 

Just Bugcause stamps will have no SVG outlines.

 

You may purchase stamps HERE

Friday Just Bugcause bundle special...

 

$29.99 
Instock only. Ends 4/17 9pm MST.

Most stamps have an SVG outline that is free to you. Please check in the CDD Shop under the SVG files category BEFORE you purchase to see if one is available. The SVG outlines 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: April to receive 10% off your entire order. Sale starts on 4/17 and ends 4/26 10pm MST.
2. Purchase 4 bags of sequins and get 1 free! Just put a note in the order comments with what sequin you would like as your free one and it will be added in. Ends 4/26 10pm MST.


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





Can you stand the cuteness?!?  I love making banners, and I have to say that Tara's new banner dies make it SO easy!!  Both the flags and the oval are from the Banner Dies, they are awesome!!  The cutie bugs are from "Just Bugcause" AND I used the dies for that too!!  I colored them up with my Prismacolor pencils.  The letters are from Pooh and Friends Cricut cartridge.  The patterned paper is all digi paper I picked up on Etsy.  

Here is a picture of the Banner Dies:



On to project number 2:


This project showcases "Happy Thoughts" - I love each and every sentiment on it!!  The sentiment is stamped on a tag from the Tag It set.  I made a cute little K-Cup holder - truth be told it holds MY happiness - Chai Latte, not coffee, so the coffee pot on the front is a bit of a lie, but so cute I couldn't resist!  The K-Cup holder and the coffee pot are both SVGs from Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons

Here is a picture of the Tag It stamp set:


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



We have a new lineup and freebie for tomorrow's hop.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Worm Wishes

Happy Thursday everyone!!  I am so excited that spring seems to have finally arrived in Nova Scotia.  We have lost about 18 inches of snow piles in front of our house in the past few days, and every day the temps have gone well above freezing.  There is hope this awful winter is over...

Today I am sharing a springy card I created using CDDs "Lil Bit Buggie" card set and my Cricut.  I have really been enjoying dusting off my old machine.  Here it is:



Isn't it cute??  The paper, ribbon and enamel dots are from Michaels.  The worm is from Create a Critter - one of my faves, and of course the sentiment is from CDD.  I love all the fun buggie sentiments on it!  You can buy your own HERE.



Hope spring has found you too!

A la prochaine...

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Day 2 Craftin Desert Divas April Release


Today is Day 2 of the sneak peeks for the April stamp release at Craftin Desert Divas. We have 4 new stamp sets and 1 die set.

 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 specials for you:
1. Use Code: April to receive 10% off your entire order. Sale starts on 4/17 and ends 4/26 10pm MST.
2. Purchase 4 bags of sequins and get 1 free! Just put a note in the order comments with what sequin you would like as your free one and it will be added in. Ends 4/26 10pm MST.
3. Just Bug-Cause stamp and die combo set will be at a special price Friday ONLY!! Both stamp and die will be in stock on Friday and this price is for what's in stock only.  Ends 4/17 9pm 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!!


Today we are showcasing Happy Thoughts.

Here's the project I created for you...


I so love Hello Kitty!  She is from Hello Kitty Greetings - the sun, from Doodlecharms.  This card is for my daughter - she loves Hello Kitty too!  

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


Here's today's free pattern:
Email craftindesertdivas@gmail dot com to get your pattern.



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

CDD stamps are..
 4x6 stamps
 Stamps & Dies are made in the USA
Stamps & dies 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.

A la prochaine,

Monday, April 13, 2015

Day 1 Craftin Desert Divas April Release



Today is Day 1 of the sneak peeks for the April stamp release at Craftin Desert Divas. We have 4 new stamp sets and 1 die set.

 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 specials for you:
1. Use Code: April to receive 10% off your entire order. Sale starts on 4/17 and ends 4/26 10pm MST.
2. Purchase 4 bags of sequins and get 1 free! Just put a note in the order comments with what sequin you would like as your free one and it will be added in. Ends 4/26 10pm MST.
3. Just Bug-Cause stamp and die combo set will be at a special price Friday ONLY!! Both stamp and die will be in stock on Friday and this price is for what's in stock only.  Ends 4/17 9pm 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!!


Today we are showcasing Just Bugcause.

Here's the project I've created for you...


My cute card uses the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge.  On of my old faves!  I embossed the paper with a Honeycomb embossing folder.  I tried some water coloring on the background and used Tim Holtz Distress Inks for it.  I have never tried it before - it was fun, but I need some practice :)

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


Here's today's free pattern:
Email craftindesertdivas@gmail dot com to get your pattern.



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

CDD stamps are..
 4x6 stamps
 Stamps & Dies are made in the USA
Stamps & dies 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.

A la prochaine,

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Just Bee-cause

Happy Saturday everyone!  I hope your weekend is off to a great start!  I have a cute project to share with you today using a fabulous stamp set from Craftin Desert Divas.  I just got this one in the mail a few weeks ago, though it has been on my wish list for quite a while.  Here it is:



Isn't it cute!?!  I find I'm pulling out my Cricut more often these days.  Teddy Parade was one of my favorite cartidges and the bee is SO cute!!  The paper is a digi page I bought on Etsy.  The enamel dots are from Michaels and I doodled around with my Sakura Jelly Roll pens.  Here is 'Lil Bit Buggie' stamp set.  You will LOVE it!!



I have a few more cards already made with this stamp set and a few more in my brain, so stay tuned!!

A la prochaine...