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October 30, 2014

Halloween Treat Bag

I have a fun little treat to share for Halloween.  I used a fun chevron bag from Annie's Paper Boutique. The "treats" cut and the witch hat were both cut from the Happy Hauntings cartridge.
 A small scalloped circle with a sentiment from the Scrappy Moms Dancing In Circles stamp set was added along with a fun button.  The finishing touch was some Lime Licorice Trendy Twine.
Challenges:

October 27, 2014

Oh Snap Layout

Today I am sharing a layout which I created last year and never shared on my blog.  This double page layout was created using 4 different cartridges.  Opposites Attract for the title, Mickey and Friends for the film strip, Freshly Picked for the Polaroid frames and Pack Your Bags for the cameras.
I created an accent border at the top and bottom of the photo mats which was punched with the Fancy Flight EK Success punch.
The film strip was cut so it could be used as an accent on both pages of my layout.  I added a solid white background to the film strip.
The title was welded together using my Gypsy.  A few sentiments were added on hand cut flags.  The sentiments are from the Scrappy Moms Picture Perfect stamp set.
A hand cut flag embellished with Black Licorice Trendy Twine and a metal camera was added to the layout.
The Polaroid frames were left open on top so pictures could easily slide in.  Some bling was added to a couple of the frames and a journaling tag was tucked in behind one of the frames.
A couple of cameras finished off my layout.  The camera on the left was created using the negative pieces from the camera on the right.

October 25, 2014

Craftin Desert Diva's October Stamp Release Blog Hop

Welcome to our eighth Craftin Desert Diva's stamp release blog hop!  We are excited to share with you in full the October release stamps. There are 5 new stamp sets being released in the Craftin Desert Diva's Shop today.  

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 Craftin Desert Diva's Gallery on Facebook for you to download or after purchase just send an email to craftindesertdivas@gmail.com to claim your SVG cut for the stamp set you purchased.  The images and sizes have also been added to the Craftin Desert Diva's Shop.

Here are the latest stamp sets:
 (Simply Christmas) - you can purchase them here
 (Talk Turkey to Me) - you can purchase them here
 (Simply Holidays Wordart) - you can purchase them here
 (Let's Get Stuffed) - you can purchase them here
 (Winter Treats) - you can purchase them here 

Here are the release specials for you:
1) Use code: October to receive 20% off your entire order.  Sale ends October 31, 2014 midnight MST.
2) Free mini stamp with a 2 stamp minimum purchase in the CDD shop. Offer ends October 31st.

Here is the free mini stamp with with any 2 stamp purchase, we also have a SVG outline for this freebie.
Hop prizes:
1) CDD giving away one stamp set a day
2) Too Cute By Jessica - $25 gift card (regular priced patterns)
3) There is a hidden link in one of the blogs today that will lead you to a Too Cute By Jessica SVG freebie
4) Sponsor prize - Eyelet Outlet & Brads: 2 winners each receive a pack of goodies.
5) Sponsor prize - Core'dinations Color Core card stock paper for scrapbooking (30) 12x12 Spotted card stock.
6) Sponsor prize - $15 to Scrapping for Less.

We would love to have you follow each of our blogs so you don't miss a thing from us.  This is not a requirement to win.  Be sure to comment on each blog.  The more you comment the more chances you have to win.  Winners will be picked from a different blog from both days of the hop.

Here's today's freebie:
There will be a new Too Cute By Jessica SVG freebie for Day 2 of the hop.

If you came from Barbara's blog, you are in the right place.  If not, you will want to start at the beginning with Tara.  Now on to my project, I created a single page 12x12 layout using the Simply Christmas stamp set:
I used the Winter Woodland cartridge to cut the title and the snowmen for my layout.  The snowflake border and individual snowflakes were popped up on foam dots for added dimension.
The sentiment is from the new Simply Christmas stamp set and was stamped on a hand cut flag.  A small bow in Blue Berry Trendy Twine was added as an accent.

Next on the line up is the amazing Shelly.  Be sure to hop with us tomorrow too.  Tara is giving away one stamp set each day of the blog hop and Too Cute By Jessica is giving away a $25 gift certificate to her store.  Winners will be picked from a different blog each day so the more you comment the more chances you have to win!  I would love for you to become a follower of my blog too!

Stamps are available in the Craftin Desert Diva's shop now.  Please join us on Facebook at the Craftin Desert Diva's Gallery we would love for you to share your projects using the Craftin Desert Diva's stamps.

Blogs in the hop:

Saturday Day 1 -

October 24, 2014

Craftin Desert Diva's October Sneak Peek

Welcome to day 3 of the sneak peeks for the October stamp release at Craftin Desert Diva's.  We have 5 new stamps in this release.  This release is Thanksgiving and Christmas inspired.  We sharing 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: October to receive 20% off your entire order.  Sale ends October 31, 2014 midnight MST.
2) Free mini stamp with a 2 stamp minimum purchase in the CDD shop.  (Offer ends October 31st, mini stamp will be revealed during the hop.)
3) Come hop along with us October 25th & 26th to find a hidden link to a Too Cute By Jessica SVG freebie.  Both days will have a new freebie that you won't want to miss.  Be sure to check out Too Cute By Jessica patterns and sale.
4) Sponsor prize - Eyelet Outlet & Brads: 2 winners each receive a pack of goodies.
5) Sponsor prize - Core'dinations Color Core card stock paper for scrapbooking (30) 12x12 Spotted card stock.
6) Sponsor prize - $15 to Scrapping for Less.

Each day we will be giving you a sneak peek at one of the 5 new stamp sets.  On Saturday and Sunday we will have a blog hop with prizes each day.  There are some amazing creations being shared today. Today we are showcasing our projects created with Simply Christmas stamp set.  We hope you will stop by the Craftin Desert Diva's Shop and a Craftin Desert Diva's Gallery Facebook group. We would love for you to join us and share your creations using the Craftin Desert Diva's stamps.  In this group, we show previews first, have giveaways and much more!  Now on to my sneak peek project:
I used the Hello Kitty Greeting cartridge for the sweet little snowman and added a Peachy Keen Face stamp.  Some Candy Cane Trendy Twine and Stickles dressed him up.  The sentiment and the stamped snowman are from the new Simply Christmas stamp set.
Don't forget to stop over at Craftin Desert Diva's for more sneak peeks, amazing inspiration from the design team and for a chance to win today's giveaway.  The winner will be chosen from one of the blogs today, so the more you visit and comment the better chance you have to win! 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 Saturday and Sunday for the blog hop!

October 20, 2014

Craftin Desert Diva's "Halloween" Linky Party

 
Welcome to another Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party.  The theme for this linky party is "Halloween."  For my project I created a fun Halloween card.
I used the Mini Monsters cartridge for the ghost and stamped his face with a Peachy Keen face stamp. I used some Stickles for a sparkly effect.  The frame was cut from the Freshly Picked cartridge and I added a border punched from the Martha Stewart Drippy Goo punch.  The spider web is also punched from a Martha Stewart punch.  A coordinating bow in Trick or Treat Trendy Twine was added to the frame.  The sentiment is from the Craftin Desert Diva's Frightfully Cute stamp set.
We have some awesome sponsors for this linky party:
Craftin Desert Diva's - one stamp set
The Cutting Cafe: Any 2 files
Digital Delight by Loubylou: $5 Gift Card
Stop by Craftin Desert Diva's to check out all of the inspiring projects from the design team and to join in on the linky party.

October 16, 2014

Trendy Twine Design Day

Hello, it's my design day over at Trendy Twine and I have a project featuring Lime Licorice Trendy Twine.  I used the twine to accent several of the monsters on my layout, the title and the tag.
I used the Mini Monsters cartridge to cut all of the adorable little monsters and the title for my layout.
Several different Peachy Keen Face stamp sets were used for the faces on each of the monsters.  The tag was stamped with a sentiment from the Craftin Desert Diva's Frightfully Cute stamp set.
A set of wiggly eyes was added to the center of the "o's" in the title of the layout.  The title was popped up on foam dots for added dimension.
A little pumpkin sticker from my stash and a button were added as embellishments.
There are lots of Halloween twine colors available in the store perfect for those Halloween projects.  I love the variety of the Halloween twine colors, a different color to coordinate with each project.  Also, don't forget to join our "Boo-tiful Treats" October challenge, all of the details are here.
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October 13, 2014

Congrats Card

I have a CAS card to share today which was created with the scraps left over from a layout.  The paper is from the DCWV Rustic stack.   I followed a sketch to create this simple but elegant card.
I used the Fiskars Apron Lace punch along the edge of the hand cut flag.  The sentiment is from the Craftin Desert Diva's Say It Big stamp set and was stamped on a die cut tag.  I lightly inked the edges and popped it up on foam dots.  A coordinating flower with some candy stones from my stash were the finishing touch.