Saturday, November 29, 2014

Craftin Desert Diva's Stamp Release Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to our ninth Craftin Desert Diva's stamp release blog hop!! We're super excited to share with you in full the CDD November release stamps. For this 2 day hop the CDD DT are being joined by the Too Cute by Jessica DT to share some awesome Christmas projects for you.  There are five new stamps that are being released today in the Craftin Desert Divas Shop and are available now for purchase.

**All stamps with images have a FREE SVG(digital cut file)**
This makes it so easy, you just cut out the image and then stamp on it. The SVG cut file will be in the CDD Gallery for you to download or after purchase just send  an email to to claim your SVG cut for the stamp set you purchased. Tara has also added images and sizes for the SVGs in the CDD Shop.

So without further ado here are the latest stamp sets:

Here are this release specials for you:

1. Use Code: NOV to receive 20% off your entire order. Sale ends Dec. 5 Midnight MST.
2.  4x6 Freebie is for $30 minimum purchase (before tax & shipping) in the CDD Shop Offer ends Dec. 5 

Today you can get this  freebie pattern by following and commenting on ALL the blogs in today's hop. After you have done this you can email or send Tara a message on FB to claim your pattern.

There will be a New pattern and hop line up tomorrow. Make sure to start at CDD so you don't miss out!  

What would be a blog hop without some more prizes??

Hop Prizes:

1. CDD giving away 1 stamp a day.

2. Too Cute by Jessica - $25 gift card (reg. priced patterns)

And now on to my creation....

I thought this girl baker from the free pattern from Too Cute by Jessica that you can get today was perfect with this saying from CDD Baked with Love!  The girl is cut out about 4 inches tall. I added a few fun sequins, a touch of Candy Cane Trendy Twine and some green ribbon.

On the eyes, I used a white Signo pen and the on the hat, I used a fine tip pen to add some dots and dashes.  There are also white stickles on the spoon, tiny berries and cheeks.

So hop, hop, hop on over to Mayra!

Come join us here on Facebook:
CDD Gallery - We'd love you to share your projects using the CDD stamps.

Blogs on the hop:

Have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A Trendy Thanksgiving Wish

Hello everyone!  Some of the Trendy Twine DT made some projects to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!!  Please be sure to head over to Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine to see all of our thankful projects.

Today, I made a Thanksgiving hat shaped card for you.  I used Orange Truffle Trendy Twine, the twine of the month, because it just went perfectly on my card.

I used the Thanksgiving hat from Cricut Celebrate with a Flourish cartridge.  On my Explore, I flipped one of the images added the shadow image in and hid all my other layers. **Before you hide everything and add a 2nd shadow layer, be sure to make your cut the size of the card you want. This was about 4 1/4- 1/2 inches tall.**  Then I copied the shadow shape, and then made a horizontal mirror image of one side. Next, I moved the together on one of the swirls to make it in the card shape. I then selected all (both shadows) and attached.  Then you can un-hide your layers so they will all cut. 

I did think after the fact that I could have added a score line, but it folded very well and even for me. The finished card size is about 4 1/2 inches tall by 5 inches wide.  So it would need a square envelope. 

The Orange Truffle Trendy Twine is glued on the swirls (I love swirls)--it did not take long at all to do this.  The I tied a double bow to add to the brim :)

I hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving!!


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Craftin Desert Divas November Stamp Release Sneak Peek Day 3

We are so excited to share with you this super fun release.

Today is day 3 of the sneak peeks for the November stamp release at Craftin Desert Divas. We have 6 new stamps in this release. This release is going to be Holiday themed! 

We are going to share with you a variety of projects to help inspire you with your upcoming Holiday projects. These images and sentiments will come with a SVG outline that is FREE to you.

Here are this release specials for you:
1. Use Code: NOV to receive 20% off your entire order. Sale ends Dec. 5 Midnight MST.
2.  4x6 Freebie is for $30 minimum purchase (before tax & shipping) in the CDD Shop Offer ends Dec. 5.  We will have 1 sneak peek day to share it with you.

Each day there will be a new FREE file, you can email or message Tara on Facebook to request it. You must comment and follow each blog in order to get the free file.  And join us this Saturday & Sunday for our Hop for more free files!!!

Here's today's free pattern:

Today's stamps are Baked with Love.

Here's my creation:

Sweet Tidings is in this fabulous new CDD stamp set.  I used a new Too Cute by Jessica file called Cute Cocoa Cups--they are all so fun!  This is cut out at about 3 inches. I finished off the card with some fun Candy Cane Trendy Twine and some red and green sequins.  I also inked some green ink around the mat layer and used pop dots to add my die cut to the card.

CDD stamps are....4x6 stamps and 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 Diva's stamps. In this group we first show previews, have giveaways and much more!

Sneak Peek Giveaway!

Tara's giving away one stamp set a day.

All you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have for winning!
Tara will announce today's winner tomorrow. The winner will be picked from a different blog every day, so be sure to visit and leave comments.

Thank you all so much for joining us today and I hope you will come back tomorrow for more sneak peeks.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Trendy Twine Thanksgiving Treats

Hi everyone!  I'm posting over at Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine today showing these Thanksgiving treats you can set at your table.  I used Orange Truffle Trendy Twine and Mini Candy Cubes from Annie's Paper Boutique.

I filled my box with some Hershey Kisses and then wrapped the Orange Truffle Trendy Twine around the cube and finished that off with a bow.  The cute Thanksgiving squirrel is from Cricut Create A Critter 2 cartridge.  He is about 2 1/2 inches tall.  I added a twine bow tie to him and some Black Diamond Stickles to his tail.  It's on the box with some pop dots.

I think these would be really cute to have at every place setting at the dinner table.  If you don't have the boxes on hand now, be sure to pick some up and you can make something like this with a Christmas theme :)

Be sure to join the Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine Facebook Page to share your Trendy Twine creations!

Have a great day!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Angel Bear Christmas

Hi everyone!

Another Christmas card up today before I go back to some Fall stuff next week.

This bear is from the Too Cute by Jessica Christmas Dress Up Bears files.  I just love the this angel so started with this cut.

I added some star sequins and some pretty ribbon to finish it off.  The wings are velum and I am very pleased to say that my Cricut Explore was able to cut them.

I hope you have a great weekend!!


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Christmas Puppy

Hi everyone!  I will probably have one or two more Thanksgiving posts, but this week, I've started on some cards for Christmas.

This cute die cut is from A Puppy for Christmas from Too Cute by Jessica.  There are several cute puppies to cut out from this fun file.

Supplies used:

  • Wreath Puppy from A Puppy for Christmas, Too Cute by Jessica
  • Candy Cane Trendy Twine 
  • Stamp from Happy Celebrations, Craftin Desert Divas
  • Jillibean Soup Christmas Eve Chowder 6x6 paper
  • Signo White Pen
  • Cranberry Stickles
  • heat set gems
  • pop dots
I picked this Christmas paper because I had the brown puppy on it and I do like the contrast.  Not my usual Christmas card :)

Have a fabulous day!


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi everyone!  I have another Thanksgiving card for you today.  I think I am now ready to work on some Christmas cards soon.  I really need to if I'm going to give any out this year :)

This will be a picture heavy post.  I took pictures along the way of assembling this die cut from Too Cute by Jessica Happy Thanksgiving Kids Turkey.  I love her files.  This one has several little cuts so I thought it might be helpful to some if you would like to put this one together.

1.  This is a picture of all the parts on my work space.  Yes, those tiny black dots go on the turkey for the eyes.  I am very impressed that my Cricut Explore cut them out!  I started at the bottom with the turkey feet.

2.  The feathers don't go on all stacked.  They line up with the outside in different levels. This is the back layer and I decided to do some faux stitching on all these layers.

3.  Here is the second layer.  It doesn't look even, but I matched it up with the outside feathers and it fits.

4.  Here you can see the last feather layer.  It matches the part of the base you can see in the above picture. (these are not the best pictures as my work space in not the best place to take them)

5.  This is what I think the turkey should look like with the neck.  This is not glued down--I was laying these pieces out where I wanted to place them since I wanted to glue down the neck and 'hands' first.

6. Here's where I glued down the neck, 'hands' and pieces above the legs.

7.  Here is the turkey almost done with the head and body on.  Since there were several layers between the body and the base, I used thin pop dots for it so it just looks even with the rest of the layers.

And here's my close up of the completed turkey girl on my card.  I think she is so cute!  I finished off my card with some yummy Chocolate Truffle Trendy Twine and some home made enamel dots. The stamp is from Craftin Desert Divas Happy Celebrations set.

I hope you go over to Too Cute by Jessica and check out all her files.  There is a sale going on and be sure to check out the retiring section--they are included in the sale too!


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Count Your Blessings

Hello everyone!  Today I have a fall owl card--yes, I really do love owls right now :)  This owl is the pumpkin owl from Too Cute by Jessica Autumn Owls file.  I was asked to be on their DT last week and I am so excited!

In the file, the pumpkin is in the middle of the owl, but I decided to place it next to her.  The feathers are tiny (and my Explore cut them all!), but they really make it look great.  I used my white pen to add the whites of the eyes and some dots on the bow.  There are also stickles on the feathers,the middle of the bow, and the green parts of the pumpkin.

Here is everything I used:

  • Too Cute by Jessica Autumn Owls
  • DCWV 
  • My Pink Stamper Faithful Sayings stamp
  • Rich Cocoa Memento Ink 
  • American Crafts Ribbon
  • Frosted Lace Stickles
  • White Signo Pen
  • Doodlebug Sequins
  • Pop dots
 Have a fabulous day!


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Trendy Twine Post Day--Happy Fall Y'All!

Hi everyone!  Today is my turn to post over at Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine.  I have a card over there for the new challenge that started yesterday--Fall Foliage.  My card uses the fabulous Thanksgiving Orange Truffle Trendy Twine.  This is such a fabulous twist that works for all your fall crafts.

(not the best picture here--the time change is messing with my picture taking!)

I really hope you join in the challenge--Fall Foliage this month!!  You can find all the details here.  And be sure to visit the store to pick up the Fall Twine Twists while they are on sale.

Have a fabulous day!