Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Superhero Girl to the Rescue...

It's my turn to post over at the Craftin Desert Divas Blog and I have a card to share using Little Super Star!

The card is standard size and I used the Banner Dies to add the stitching along my sentiment new favorite thing to do! I had the star cut-out lying around from another project I did...great way to use up all those scraps!
I attached my little super hero to a big brad so she could move back and forth...because we all know super heroes are constantly in

Here's a look at what I used to create this card...

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Hoo's Been Naughty or Nice with CDD...

We'd love to see all your Christmas themed projects. 
This linky party ends 8/2.

Every other Monday will mark the beginning of a new semi-weekly linky party here. I will designate a theme and invite you to share projects you've made!!

And don't forget about the prizes! Every linky party will have a sponsor and a winner, plus a top 3! The winner will be announced on a semi-weekly basis. The more times you link up, the more chances you have to win!! Sponsors will be announced at the beginning of every linky party.

This party sponsors are...

CDD- 1 stamp set

TCBJ - $25 gift card.
(regular priced patterns)

Here's my Christmas-themed project...a note pad to make your Christmas List on. This one is for my youngest son...he'll have it filled up by
All of the CDD images are so fun to color and ADORABLE...I feel like pop-dotting them with Thin 3D-Foam Tape brings them out and gives them the attention they deserve! I also added some bling to Santa's holly berry on his hat for some extra shine!

Here are the CDD stamps I used...

Thanks for stopping by!!!

We'd love for you to play along with this week's Christmas-themed Linky Party!!! Any products welcome...even stamps! We do LOVE to see Craftin Desert Divas stamps though if you have them! Remember...there's PRIZES!!!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Craftin Desert Divas - July Relase Blog Hop...

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

Here are the mini-stamps - they measure 2x3



Here are the 4x6 stamps...

You may purchase stamps HERE
All the stamps have free SVG outlines.

Here are the release specials for you:
1. Use Code: July to receive 10% off your entire order. 
    Sale starts on 7/24 and ends 7/31 10pm MST.
2. Orders over $40 will receive 2 free bags of sequins.
   Just put a note in the order comments with the sequins you would like as your free ones and
    it will be added to your order. Ends 7/31 10pm MST.

Here's what I've created for you today using the SUPER CUTE Hippo Birdie stamp set!
I used my watercolors to create the background for this cute little hippo and his birdie friend! I colored them with my ShinHan Twin Touch Markers!
And...of course I used my favorite CDD Die - Banner Dies!!! I used my Thin 3D Foam Tape to pop-dot the banner and my cute little hippo-birdie duo! Thin Foam Tape adds just the right amount of dimension!

Thanks for stopping by - don't forget the....

Be sure to comment and follow all the blogs in today's lineup for your chance to win a mini stamp. Tara will pick 3 winners from different blogs each day of the hop. So the more you comment the more chances to win. Winners will be announced Monday.

Your next stop is the super talented Georgia!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Wildly Cute - Day 3 Sneak Peeks for CDD....

It's Day 3 of the Craftin Desert Divas July Release Sneak Peeks!!!

Today we are showcasing our 4 new mini-stamps!

Here's a card I did with Wildly Cute...

I used the Banner Dies from CDD to create the card base (you can find a tip or two below) and the Couture Sequins to add the black sequins. I colored him with my ShinHan Markers!
Here's a side view showing the shape of the card and a closeup of that cute little zebra!'ll get this FREE svg file from Too Cute by Jessica just for leaving some love on our FB Hop!

You can start the hop here at the CDD Facebook Page!

Want to make a shaped card with your Banner Dies? Here's a tip...

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Christmas in July - mini album...

Welcome to another week of Decorate to Celebrate anything goes challenges!

I've been working on some Christmas in July items so I thought I would make this tiny (measure 3x6 when open) mini album! I'm a firm believer that grandparents LOVE photos of their grandchildren...well, all family members do for that matter!

I used the NEW Owl-idays stamp set from Craftin Desert Divas (available Friday) and some retired CTMH paper.

 The photo on the left was made with my Rhonna Designs app and printed...LOVE being able to print my decorated photos! I left the right side blank so I could journal or add another embellishment or sentiment!

I used the NEW OWL-idays stamp set (available Friday) from Craftin Desert Divas...isn't that owl the CUTEST!!! The sequins are also part of some NEW packets that will be release Friday!
The photo on the left was printed from my Instagram Photos and the one of the right was using my Rhonna Designs app...

Photo on the right was the out-takes from our "photo shoot"...used RD again. The page on the right is a flip flap from CTMH (tiny little thing)...filled it with sequins from the Craft Desert Divas Release...
Here's a peek underneath the flip flap...another picture of the kids at the Christmas Tree Farm!. The wooden camera is from Frosted Designs!

Please head over to the DTC Blog and check out all the other projects! Also...PLEASE consider playing along with our anything goes challenge! You can make anything you want...we ask that if you make a card, make it with a special fold or 3D or something!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

July Release Sneak Peek - Owlidays...

It's another month which means it's time for another Craftin Desert Divas Release!!!

Here's a little somethin'-somethin' I put together using Owl-idays which will be available Friday..

In addition to the NEW stamp set, I used the Banner Dies to make my top and bottom created the perfect little hole for my sweet little reindeer-owl!

Make sure you head over to the Craftin Desert Divas Blog and check out all the other sneak peeks as well as the NEW Sequins that will be in the shop AND grab this FREEBIE...

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

A Sunny Hello...

It's my turn to post over at PPPR Blog and here's what I've got!

I have a card to share going along with our current challenge UNDER THE SEA!!!

Here are the files I used...

Don't forget to go grab the FREEBIE...

And don't forget to link up your UNDER THE SEA project using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files...

Friday, July 17, 2015

Sun-Kissed Day Dreamer...

It's time for another Frosted Designs Friday Challenge!!!

This week's challenge is "Here Comes The Sun"...I decided to go a little off the wall with my card. This girl reminds me of a sun-kissed day dreamer...

I used one of my Gossamer Blue Kits for the ShinHan Markers to color my girl and some ribbon, jute, flower & stamp from CTMH.

I hope you'll stop by the Frosted Designs Blog and check out all the other "Here Comes the Sun" projects...I know you'll be inspired by the AWESOME Design Team and their artwork!

We'd also love you to play along...any product as long it's sun-inspired!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Let's Scrap Design Team Call...

Have you seen the DESIGN TEAM CALL for Let's Scrap!!! Below is taken directly from their Blog! As you may know, I've been on the Team since March and have LOVED it!!! Their sketches are always so versatile...can be adapted to be 1-page layouts if that's you style...and always have plenty of room for lots of pictures! You can check out all my Let's Scrap Sketches {{{here}}}.

We are so excited to announce the Let's Scrap Sketches Design Team Call!!!

Do you LOVE to play with sketches? Do you have an active blog? Do you to inspire others with your creative flair? Then we want to hear from you!!!

We're looking for talented scrapbookers who love to create layouts with sketches and are committed to creating quality layouts/cards each month. We are looking for all ranges of scrapbookers... newbie's, altered art, mixed media, digital... you name it we are looking for you!!!

To apply send us your take on the sketch below to '' and include 'Let's Scrap Sketches DT Application' in the subject line.

Please include the following information:

Full Name, Email and Where you live (State, Country)
Blog Address
Facebook Name/Page URL

Please answer the following questions:

1) Why would you like to be part of Let's Scrap Sketches DT?
2) How would you best describe your style?
3) Are you currently on any other design teams? If so, please list the teams and monthly commitments.
4) Do you consider yourself social savvy and enjoy sharing your projects and connecting with people on Instagram, Facebook and other social media?

What we expect from our Design Team:

1) Comment to a 6 month term (beginning September 1st)
2) You will be required to complete 2 sketches per month, due 3 days before the reveal
3) You will be required to participate in a Blog Hop in January ... there will be prizes from the blog but you can also offer a small RAK from your own blog if you want to.
4) Keep an active blog, posting your project on reveal day and link back to Let's Scrap Sketches --- This is a MUST!!
5) You must have a facebook account as we have a private DT Group on Facebook that you will need to be part of.
6) You must become a follower of our blog
7) You will be required to comment on layouts left on the blog... This is Essential!

If you cannot fully comment to the above duties please don't apply. If you are chosen and don't complete the above duties we will drop you from the DT.

There might be some 'special challenges' through your term that you 'can' participate in but there will be plenty of notice for those. Occasionaly we will have digi stamp sponsors that want us to use their images in our creations... you will be notificed of this when the sketches are provided for this term.

The deadline for all applications is August 1st at 11:59 pm. Previous design team experience is not required. International application are welcome! The individuals chosen to join the team will be notified via email no later than August 5th and the new DT will be announced on our blog August 20th with your application layout reveal on September 1st on the blog and on facebook. 

So here is the sketch by Mich... lots of possiblities with this one... you can twist it, turn it, do a double page or a single page... have fun with it!!

Cathy and Val