Monday, March 2, 2015

Hugs




It’s time for another Linky Party over at Craftin Desert Divas. This week, your challenge is to use lots of green on your project. As usual, there are two prizes up for grabs: a stamp set from Craftin Desert Divas and a $25US gift card for regularly-priced patterns at Too Cute by Jessica.


For my project, I created a card using this week’s freebie from Treasure Box Designs. I used the print and cut feature, but cut extra images and then cut out the dress, shoes and hair bows for added dimension. I also embossed the hair bows and dress using my Cuttlebug.


he mat for my card was created using the FREE svg file that is available with Craftin Desert Divas’ Tag It stamp set. I used the internal offset feature of Silhouette software for the inner layer. The “Hugs” sentiment was added using a stamp from the Simply Said stamp set. I finished things off with a few little hearts above the sentiment and some gems on the hair bows.


Don’t forget about the Craftin Desert Divas Animal Theme Week! Be sure to visit the blog and leave a comment each day for your chance to win! 

Thanks so much for visiting me today. Have a fabulous week!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Telephone Card


It's my turn to post over at Craftin Desert Divas and I've created a fun little card to share.


The telephone is a file from Miss Kate Cuttables. In fact, it's one of the first SVG files I ever got but I've only just got around to using it now.


I used a sweet little stamp from the Craftin Desert DivasShort and Sweet Tags set. This set has such a wonderful variety of sentiments for all sorts of occasions. I LOVE the adorable little "Hi" - just right for sneaking into a small spot!





And look! It wobbles!

Thanks so much for visiting today. Have a fabulous day!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

I Ruff You



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:


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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 fun little treat box made with a file from Lettering Delights' Animal Boxes and Bags


After cutting and assembling my box, I used the NEW Fur-ever Friends stamp set to add the fun sentiment. The sweet little smiling heart is a stamp on the same set!! Each CDD stamp set comes with FREE co-ordinating SVGs so I welded the "I ruff you" and "heart" svg images to make my sentiment shape. I also created a shadow using the offset feature.



I made some paper wraps for the little chocolates and stamped them with the happy hearts too.


Giveaway!!!

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.

Your next stop on the hop is the incredibly talented Lisa!

Here's today's line up:
CDD - http://www.craftindesertdivas.com/
Cathie - http://cathiescafe-scraphappy.blogspot.com/
Kate - http://smallbitsofpaper.blogspot.com

Lisa - http://our2angelsinheaven.blogspot.com/
Nicole - http://teachdanz.blogspot.com
Lori - http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/
Kathy - http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/
Michelle - http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com/
Nanne - http://nannes-creations.blogspot.com/

TCBJ - https;//www.facebook.com/pages/Too-Cute-by-Jessica/196421370434846

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Have a mice day!




Today is Day 2 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 craftindesertdivas@gmail.com 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 Furever Friends stamps.  Here is what I created for you.....



First of all, I have to give credit to my wonderful and talented friend, Sherrie, of Sherrie Scraps with Passion. She posted some adorable animal pillow boxes over the weekend and I completed changed my project as I fell in love with them!! (Thanks, Sherrie!) I couldn't find a file with a mouse, and I was determined to use a mouse, so I took a pillow box from SVG Attic and a mouse from Kadoodle Bug Designs and blended the two. 



Once I had assembled everything, I added a little gingham bow and used one of the NEW Furever Friends sentiments. Isn't it the cutest thing? I gave the pouches to the kids for Family Day yesterday and they all loved the "Have a mice day" sentiment (as well as their treats).

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 more sneak peeks. 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Love Always




Happy Family Day to those of you in the Canadian provinces that celebrate the day!! Enjoy the time off with your favourite people. 

it's time for another linky party over at Craftin Desert Divas and this party is all about ribbon! 


For this linky party, I decided to make a card for my husband. We met 26 years ago next month, and we always celebrate the day we met. I'm still completely and utterly in love with him. I used an embossing folder and stamp set that came in a recent issue of Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine. I removed the heart portion from the middle and distressed and inked all the edges. I then used the flourish stamp in the heart. However, instead of using the sentiment that came with the stamp, I switched it up for one from Craftin Desert Divas' Simply Said stamp set. (This set has a variety of sentiments for all sorts of occasions.)


I finished off my card with some bits of paper tape, a key and some vanilla crinkle ribbon, as well as a few pearls and a tiny heart cut-out.

You’ve got two weeks to join us for the Ribbon Linky Party for your chance to win one of the fabulous prizes up for grabs. Be sure to check out the rest of the design team inspiration over at Craftin Desert Divas!!


Have a fabulous day! And don't forget to visit Craftin Desert Divas tomorrow for the start of the February Stamp Release sneak peeks. (I'll be back on Wednesday to share my project.)

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Birthday Hugs


Happy Saturday - and happy long weekend to those of you in provinces which celebrate Family Day. It's my daughter's reading break this week so she'll be coming home later today for the week. I can't wait!! It's bitterly cold outside so we'll likely stick with indoor activities (although a trip or two to Starbucks is always worth braving the elements).


I've taken on a part-time design team role with Too Cute by Jessica and I've made a card for my nephew who will be turning one next week. The adorable Birthday Boy Bears has a few great images and this one holding the balloons is my favourite. I used some metal dies (no longer available) from My Craft Spot for the fun borders at the top and bottom as well as the orange photo frame behind the bear. I added some baker's twine for the balloons too. The bear and his balloons are popped on the card for a bit of dimension.


I love the chunky font on my sentiment from Craftin Desert Divas's Bring on the Cake stamp set. It's perfect for a child's card! I added a couple of enamel dots to finish things off.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Valentine Mouse





It’s my first Linky Party as part of the Craftin Desert Divas design team! Our challenge for the next two weeks is “Red, White & Pink”. For my project, I created a Valentine’s card.


I started with a heart frame from My Scrap Chick. The file came with the rounded square mat for the centre, and I from Treasure Box Designs. The file came with the red heart (which I embossed with a tiny dots folder). I then added a few more little hearts around the red one. There’s a little bit of Valentine baker’s twine strung between two of the hearts in the frame too.


At the bottom of my card, I stamped a fun sentiment from the Simply Said stamp set. I LOVE the heart-shaped letter o’s on this sentiment!! I finished everything off with another little heart next to the sentiment.

You’ve got two weeks to join us for the Red, White & Pink Linky Party for your chance to win one of the fabulous prizes up for grabs. Be sure to check out the rest of the design team inspiration over at Craftin Desert Divas!!

Have a fabulous day!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Craftin Desert Divas January Release Hop



We're so happy to be back with our January Release We have 3 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 January stamps:



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 Jan to receive 20% off your entire order. Sale ends 2/1 at 10pm MST.
  2. With a minimum $30 purchase (before tax and shipping), the 2x3 freebie will be added to your order automatically. Offer ends 2/1.
Here is the January freebie:

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

For my project, I used the Short and Sweet Tags - 2 of the stamps and one of the SVG cuts.


I started by creating my card base using a file from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons. I embossed the top layer using a cloud folder. The dove is also a file from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons


After assembling the card and dove, I tied a bit of baker's twine around the base. Using the NEW Short and Sweet Tags SVGs (that come FREE with the stamps), I cut the ticket shape. I then used the Short and Sweet Tags stamp set to stamp the ticket frame and the "I'm so sorry" sentiment. I finished everything off by tying a little bow and attaching it to the ticket tag.

Giveaway!!!
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.
Your next stop on the hop is the talented Nicole.
 
Here's today's line up:

Thursday, January 29, 2015

CDD January Release Sneak Peek


Before I begin with the sneak peek, I would first like to let you all know how excited I am to have been asked by Tara to join the Craftin Desert Divas' creative design team! And here I am, already joining in with a sneak peek for the new release! I am so thankful to Tara for her kind invitation and her welcoming spirit that has made me feel right at home with the rest of the CDD team. I look forward to lots of crafting fun!


Today is Day 3 of the sneak peeks for the January stamp release at Craftin Desert Divas. We have 3 new stamp sets in this release.

These images and sentiments will come with an 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: Jan to receive 20% off your entire order. Sale ends 2/1 at 10pm MST.
2.  2x3 Freebie is for a $30 minimum purchase (before tax & shipping) in the CDD Shop.  Freebie offer ends February 1.
Each day, there will be a new FREE SVG pattern.  You can email craftindesertdivas@gmail.com 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 Friday & Saturday for our hop and more free files!!!

Today we are showcasing the Short and Sweet Tags stamp set.




For the sneak peek, I created a little set of cards to send “just because”. The little pup is a Cricut file. To dress him up a bit, I added some googly eyes, embossed his collar and gave him an enamel dot tag.




For the sentiment, I used the NEW Short and Sweet Tags stamp set. And the little stitched pennant? That’s from the same NEW stamp set! I LOVE that this set comes with FREE coordinating SVGs. I cut out the little pennant and used the offset feature of my Silhouette to create a shadow. So easy!

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 the first day of our blog hop!