Friday, February 27, 2015

I Love You S'more

Happy Friday everyone!  I'm back today to share another summer card, cause I am SO done with this awful winter!!  I am sharing another card that I created for my kids when they go to camp.  I really loved the "I love you s'more" sentiment from CDD's The Great Outdoors stamp set, but as the mum of two, you know I had to make one for each of them.  Here they are:

Cute aren't they??  I embossed the base with a Sizzix wood grain embossing folder.  The little s'mores are from SVG Cutting Files Kawaii Smore file.  Here's a close up of the pink card, so you can see all the details.

The little dots are from SU and the paper is a mix of Recollections and CTMH.  The ribbon is from Michaels.  My fabulous sentiment is from CDD "The Great Outdoors" set.  It has some really fabulous sentiments on it.

I am sure my munchkins will love getting this cute card while they are away at camp!  Have a great weekend.

A la prochaine...

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Chips and Salsa

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!  
It is Throwback Thursday!!  Any project shared with you on Thursdays will be from one of Craftin Desert Divas older stamp sets.  Today I have chosen to showcase one of favorite sets - Perfect Pair!  Here it is:

I could just squeal over how cute this card is!!  I decided to make my whole family 4x4 Valentines Day cards using this set.  I share one on Monday, and I will be sharing another over the next few weeks.

You can buy your own Perfect Pair stamp set in the Craftin Desert Divas Shop HERE.  I am sure you will love it just as much as I do!

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 Inspiration!  See you there :)

A la prochaine... 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hot Diggity Dog

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I can hardly wait for the end of winter, so I am continuing with my "summery" projects.  Today I'm sharing a shaped card that I created using my Silhouette, and a file from SVG Cutting Files, AND I used one of Tara's fabulous stamps.  Here it is:

Do ya love it??  I know I do.  The hot dog is from SVG Cutting Files Junk Food set.  I shadowed it in my Silhouette DE program and created the shape card.  Inked up the bun with my Tim Holtz Distress Inks and did some doodling with my Sakura Jelly Roll pen.  The sentiment is from CDD's The Great Outdoors.  It's perfect for camping and summer projects.

I will be back on Friday with another cute project using The Great Outdoors, so be sure to pop by and see it!! 

A la prochaine...

Monday, February 23, 2015

Ribbon Linky Party

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 project with RIBBON.  I really like to use ribbon on my projects, I think it's a fun, simple way to dress them up.  I decided to make 2 different projects using ribbon.  Here is what I created:

Project #1 - 

The kids had a snow day last week, and we made cookies.  They were delicious Skor Bits cookies - yummo!!  We decided to give a few away as little gifts.  We packed them up and then I made a cute little tag, stamped with a sentiment from Short and Sweet Tags, that I tied on with come pink ribbon.  They were perfect little presents!

Project #2 - 

I love this cute little card!  It is for my daughter, for Valentines Day.  I ADORE Tara's Perfect Pair stamp set, and decided to make Valentines cards for my family with it.  You'll see the rest of the cards in the coming weeks.  The umbrella is from SVG Cutting Files and I cut it in her favorite color, purple.  The light pink ribbon is from Michael's, and I'm using it in my favorite way - to help transition from one paper to another.

Here are the stamp sets that I used:


If you love the stamp sets I used as much as I do, 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 cookies:
Amusing - anything goes
Brown Sugar - boxes, bags or tags

A challenge or two for my cute umbrella card:
Allsorts - the color purple
Creative Knockouts - spots and dots
Creative Moments - anything goes/ paper piecing

A la prochaine,

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Craftin Desert Divas February Release Blog Hop

Happy Sunday!!  Welcome to Day 2 of our Blog Hop!  We're so happy to share with you our February stamp release. We have 5 new stamp sets that are being released today.  All stamps are in the CDD Shop and available for purchase.

Without further ado, here are the February stamps:

Purchase HERE

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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: FEB to receive 10% off your entire order. Sale ends 2/22 10pm MST.
2. Use Code: FreeShip to receive free shipping in the US with a $30 minimum purchase (before tax & shipping) in the CDD Shop
 Offer ends Feb.22

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

Today I have created for you....

A cute little mouse card!!  I am LOVING it!  The card base is from Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons A2 Car Bases 1.  The adorable mouse is from SVG Cutting Files Chibi Kids as Farm Animals.  The paper is some really old Cricut paper that came with my baby bug ages ago, SU, CTMH and an old Michaels stack.  I did some doodling with my Sakura Jelly Roll Pen.  The little dots are from SU.  The sentiment is from the ADORABLE Animal Antics, which you can purchase in the CDD Shop.  I love each and every sentiment and have so many more cute projects in mind for this set!


1. Craftin Desert Divas- 1 stamp each day.
2. Too Cute by Jessica - $25. gift card for regularly-priced patterns.

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

I hope you come back to visit soon, and have a wonderful weekend!

A la prochaine...

Friday, February 20, 2015

February Sneak Peeks Day 4

Today is Day 4 of the sneak peeks for the February stamp release at Craftin Desert Divas. We have 5 new stamp sets in this release.

 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: FEB to receive 10% off your entire order. Sale ends 2/22 10pm MST.
2. Use Code: FreeShip to receive free shipping in the US with a $30 minimum purchase (before tax & shipping) in the CDD Shop
 Offer ends Feb.22

Each day, there will be a new FREE SVG pattern.  You can email or send a message to the CDD  Facebook page to request it. You must comment and follow each blog in order to get the free file. Join us this Saturday & Sunday for our hop and more free files!!!

Today we are showcasing the ANIMAL ANTICS stamp set.

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

I love how this card turned out, I think it's SO cute!!  I love the Animal Antics set, I think the sentiments are SO adorable :)  The card base is the Arched Top Card Base from SVG Cutting Files.  The ADORABLE duckie is from Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons Little Duckling file.  The cardstock is a mix of Bazzil and Recollections and the patterned paper is a free digital paper that I printed.  I did some doodling with my Sakura Jelly Roll pens, and added a purple button from Walmart and Doodlebug Twine.

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 Saturday.

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 Day 1 of our February Release Blog Hop!  There will be more cuteness, and even MORE freebies!

A challenge or two for my cute card:
Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons - anything goes with a PPPR file
4 Crafty Chicks - things with wings
Double Click Skittles - use any animal
Fresh Brewed Designs - use an animal
Corrosive Challenges - things with wings

A la prochaine...

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Something's Fishy

Happy Thursday everyone!  We are in the midst of Release Week over at Craftin Desert Divas.  Now, it is not my day to post a sneak, but I kind of fell in love with today's freebie.  You get it for commenting on all the sneaks, and following the blogs of the DT, and believe me, it's worth it!!  Here is a shape card I created with today's freebie:

Cute, isn't it??  Now, my doodling leaves something to be desired today, but I still love this cutie card.  The paper is all Recollections.  I embossed the water with my D'vine Swirls embossing folder, and cut out the cute TCBJ fishy.

The fabulous sentiment is from "Punny".  It is from the FIRST CDD release.  It is a great, fun set.  I have a few more projects designed with this set, you'll see them in the coming weeks.

I'll be back tomorrow with my Sneak Peek for you!  I hope you love it :)

A la prochaine...

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Campers Have S'more Fun

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I don't know about all of you, but I am feeling VERY done with winter!!  Nova Scotia is in pretty rough shape after Sunday's storm.  There are inches of ice on every road and sidewalk, it is pretty treacherous!  And... we are expecting another storm tomorrow.  I wish I lived somewhere warm!

In an effort to remind myself that winter will end eventually, I have been making some cards that I will use this summer, when the kids are at camp.  I have been using Tara's fabulous "The Great Oudoors" stamp set to inspire my projects.  Here is what I created today:

I've gotta be honest, I LOVE this card!  I think it turned out so cute!  The cut is from SVG Cutting Files Camping Fun set.  The sun is from Cricut's Doodlecharms cartridge - it is my "go to" sun.  I cut 20 or 30 of them at a time, in a few different sizes, and keep them in a bag in my scraproom.  The paper is Recollections, Bazzil and SU.  I doodled around with my Sakura Jelly Roll pens, and the fabulous sentiment, is from CDDs The Great Outdoors.  You can buy your own HERE.  

Don't forget that this week is release week over at Craftin Desert Divas.  We are showcasing Tara's latest stamps and have some free SVGs for all who visit and follow us.  

Be sure to come back tomorrow, for my own little version of "Throwback Thursday"  I will be showcasing a project using the freebie that is available TOMORROW with the CDD release and a sentiment from CDDs very FIRST release.  Can't wait to show you!

A challenge or two for my card:
Creative Moments - anything goes/ paper piecing
Whimsy Inspiration - use a sentiment
Word Art Wednesdays - anything goes
Cuttin and Stampin - anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes

A la prochaine...

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

December 25th Tags

Happy Tuesday everyone!  It's linky party day over at Pause Dream Enjoy.  Today, Janis challenged us to make an ANYTHING BUT A CARD project!!  Here is what I created:

In order to help me keep up with my Christmas crafting, I decided this year, to make at least one set of Christmas tags each month.  This is February's set of tags.  This is a super simple tag.  The tag shape is from Craftin Desert Divas "Tag It", and I cut the shape from the SVG files that come free with the purchase of the stamp set.  Isn't it perfect??

The sentiments are both from Craftin Desert Divas "Simply Christmas".  The "December 25th" sentiment is stamped on white paper, which I punched out with a circle punch.  I then shadowed it with a second circle punch and then my SU scalloped circle punch.  Easy peasy!

The challenge starts today.  Please hop over to Pause Dream Enjoy, see what the rest of the Design Divas came up with, and play along with us.  I can't wait to see what you come up with!

A challenge or two for my tag set:
CRAFT Challenge - traditional christmas colors
Crafty Gals - anything goes

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Roasting Up Some Fun

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I am popping on today to share a quick little project I made.  I am SO over winter!!  It is -26 celcius here today, and we have a ridiculous amount of snow, with 2 more storms on the way in the next few days.  I wanted to make something summery.  

Any of you who visit my blog regularly will know that every year, I make cards to send to my kids while they are away at summer camps.  They each go to 3 camps each summer.  2 church camps and a Choir camp.  I decided to get an early start on some of my camping cards, and I used one of Tara's super cute Craftin Desert Divas Stamp Sets to do it.  Here is my card:

Isn't that teddy cute??  Both the card and the teddy are from the Silhouette Store.  The cute cloud paper was a freebie digital paper that I found on line.  The cardstock is a mixed bag of CTMH, Bazzil and Recollections.  I doodled around with my Sakura Jelly Roll pens.  The ribbon is from Michaels.

The cute little sentiment is from The Great Outdoors from Craftin Desert Divas.  You can find your own HERE.  I love this set for my camping cards!  I have so many more ideas for this set, and I can't wait to share them!

I hope you guys have a great day.  I will be back soon with another project for you, so be sure to visit me again.

A challenge or two for my card:
Addicted to Stamps - anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - anything goes
Cuttin and Stampin - masculine project
Just Inspirational - animal
Send a Smile 4 Kids - for the boys

A la prochaine,