Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Twine it Up time! Trendy Twine

Hi Everyone!

It's my day to post over at Trendy Twine. Please pop over and check out my project. I used Totally Natural Solid Trendy Twine. Here's a little sneak peek of my project!

Hop over to the Trendy Twine blog and check out the details!

Don't forget all the Solid Trendy Twine colors are on *Sale* this month for $7.95

We would LOVE you to visit us!

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Die Cuttin Divas - For the Boys (masculine Card)

Hi Everyone!
Happy Tuesday! It's time for another Die Cuttin Divas Challenge. Today's theme is for the Boys! For once in my card making history I actually have a a few masculine cards in my box :) I tend to wait until the last minute to make "Boy" cards :) So since I had a few I thought I would share a layout I made a while back but never shared.
This is my oldest son sliding home during a game for his high school team :) I LOVE this picture - in fact I've have it in my craft room for years. I'm glad I finally did something with it. Now it's in a frame :)
I used some My creative time Dies Curly-Label-Die & Arrow-Die
Quickutz alphabet die
Paper - Recollections
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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Craftin Desert Divas May Stamp Release Blog Hop!!

Welcome to our third Craftin Desert Diva's Stamp Release Blog Hop!!!

We are super excited to share with you in full the CDD May release stamps. There are five new stamps that are being released today in the Craftin Desert Divas Shop and are available now for purchase. If you are just stopping by, you'll want to head to Craftin Desert Divas so you don't miss any of the fun!! If you are following along you should have arrived from the SUPER AWESOME Kathy! wasn't her project just AWESOME!!! A complete blog line up is located for you below my post in case you get lost along the way.
And now for the newest additions to the Craftin Desert Diva Family! 

Destination Fun
Purchase HERE

Happy Celebrations
Purchase HERE

Picture This - Comes with a FREE Studio File
Purchase HERE

Picture That - Comes with a FREE Studio File
Purchase HERE

Celebrate Freedom
Purchase HERE

May Bundle
Purchase HERE

Sale Price is $65.45 includes shipping. A savings of $10.00 (due to the set up of the cart, $2.50 will be charged for shipping but the amount has been deducted from the overall price of the stamps.)

Tara is giving away one stamp set each day Too Cute by Jessica is giving away $25 gift card to her store (regular priced items)

This pattern is free with ANY stamp purchase...

"All That Glitters" from TCBJ

Just send an email to to claim your free pattern.

For my project I made a card using the "Picture That" set

I used the smallest picture frame and made a shaker out of it.  Okay I don't own a silhouette YET! but I figured out a way to cut a frame using my gypsy. It was actually pretty easy. The actual stamp is 1-5/8 L x 1-7/16. So you'll want to make the frame about 1/4 bigger using a rectangle. Okay easy enough :) Now the hard part, you must center a square in the correct place for the stamp to line up. Well if you own a cricut and a gypsy - you're in luck I did the work for you. So using the George cart create a rectangle at 1.75w x 1.84h and inside square 1.23w x 1.14h. The only part I can't help with is the actual placement of the center. But if you play with it and get it to look close to position on the screen then you can move it a bit after you cut it. I hope that makes sense, you can always email me I can try to help further :) 

After that part was done, I made my shaker and added some fun sequins a CDD sentiment from Simply Said. The paper is from American Crafts paper pad. 

Next up on the Line-Up is Karen with another FANTASTIC project!!

Winners will be picked from a different blog each day, so the more you comment the more chances you have to win.

Craftin Desert Diva's Shop

CDD Gallery - We'd love you to share your projects using the CDD stamps.

Tara -
Kathy -
Karen -
Melissa -
Krystle -
Glora -
Lori -
Jessi -
Georgiana -
Jenny -

Jessica -


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Craftin Desert Diva's May Release Sneak Peeks Day 4 - Picture That

Welcome to Craftin Desert Divas Sneak Peek Week! We are already on Day 4, have you been enjoying all the fabulous projects from our AWESOME design Team? We've got some FUN in store for you.... Each day we will be giving you a sneak peek at one of the five new stamp sets. Then, on Saturday and Sunday we will have a blog hop with prizes each day. The design team has some amazing creations to start this stamp release party. We also have 2 guest designers Glora from Glora's Craft and Jessica from Too Cute by Jessica will be joining in the fun too.

Today we are showcasing the "Picture That" stamp set.

All of the new stamps are 4x6 and Made in the USA.
Stamps will be available to order on Saturday.

Don't forget we have a new store Craftin Desert Divas Shop and a 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 show previews first, have giveaways and much more!!

Just wait until you see this set.... it's pretty versatile. I'm thinking scrapbook, project life, etc... I'm showcasing the sentiment "Happy Day"

Oh my gosh I fell in LOVE with this font! Isn't it AWESOME! I wanted to make something that made me think of a Happy Day!
First thing I thought of was "Oh Happy day" So I added the "Oh" using my Gypsy. Then I used my cricut to find a kite and some clouds :) Looks like a Happy day to me!
Paper - Basic Grey "Hey Girl"
Machine Stitched
Craftine Desert Diva's Stamps - Picture That

 **We will also be giving away a surprise pattern with EVERY purchase during this release**
Tara will also be offering a May bundle pack.
More details day of the hop.

 Sneak Peek giveaway!!!

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!! Just click on the DT's name to get to their blog.

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 one more sneak peek!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Die Cuttin Divas - Birthday Card

Hi Everyone!
Happy Tuesday! It's time for another Die Cuttin Divas Challenge. Today's theme is Birthday card! How AWESOME is that theme. Pull out your calendar and see who's birthday is coming up and make them a special card :) I did just that, I have a cousin who LOVES the outdoors and camping so I thought this would be a CUTE card to send :)

I started with an Oval die cut from My Creative Time & the newest stamp of the  month kit from Peachy Keen Stamps May 2014
Ooooh isn't this the cutest s'more? I followed the sketch over at Seize the Sketch

Paper - Echo Park Happy Camper
Sentiment, S'more, Face - PKSC-29
Machine Stitched

Please pop over to Die Cuttin Divas Challenge and check out the DT and join us! We would love to have you.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party "PUNS"

Happy Monday!
Today is the Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party hosted by Tara of Craftin Desert Divas! Every other Monday will mark the beginning of a new semi-weekly linky party and you could win fabulous prizes!! Welcome to our mid post for this weeks"Puns" Challenge Linky Party. Visit Craftin Desert Divas for all the rules and to play along. 

Who doesn't LOVE a good PUN and if you have the CDD "Punny" Stamp Set well then it's EASY :) This week all the designers have used the set and came up with some AWESOME projects! Have a look at mine.

I picked the "Nuts about You" sentiment and then I created these little peanut guys using Cricut Create a Critter and the mini monster cartridge.

Added some sweet "Peachy" Faces PK-1370
Paper - My Minds Eye - Kraft Funday
 Stamps - CDD - Punny Set

Today also starts CDD Sneak peek week, be sure to stop over and check out the FUN... Here's a little sneak of what's to come!
Don't forget... if you purchased a set from CDD, please make a project and enter the challenge or join the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery and show us your creation!
Have a WONDERFUL day!


Sunday, May 18, 2014

Trendy Twine's We Like You A Latte Blog Hop

Welcome to Trendy Twine's We Like you a Latte Blog Hop! We are very excited to introduce you to the newest members of the Twine Family!

Wow, are you in for some serious inspiration today! You should have popped over from Super talented SUKIE, her project was fabulous huh?  The DT did such an AMAZING job with this YUMMY Twine!!! In addition to this AWESOME new twine we have some FABULOUS goodies I thought I would shre before I get to my project today!!

First Prize A $5 Gift card to the Trendy Store and some Awesome Trendy Page Dots

These stickers are perfect to dress up your planner pages, notebook pages, or add to tags.

Second prize: A set of Wood Spoons. You are going to LOVE these!!

We are also giving away an ADORABLE stamp set from Tara at Craftin Desert Divas

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To be eligible for the blog candy, be sure to follow and comment on each blog (Including this one).  If you want to be eligible for the stamps you must do all of the above and like the Craftin Desert Divas FB Page!

I'm so excited to show you my project! I made a Cappuccino gift set!  
I found some yummy Cappuccino mix and added it to Trendy's Plastic Milk Bottle topped it off with Kraft Red Twine and the most AWESOME Wood Spoon. I also had to make a CUTE little coffee card to go with this fun Cappuccino mix.
I created the coffee cup card using my gypsy. I wanted this gorgeous twine to stand front and center so I made a silhouette of a heart and wrapped the twine around the heart and tied it with a bow :)

We have some fabulous projects to share with you today, a guest designer, and lots of fun so hop on over and check it ALL out! Your next stop is Jessi!! Have FUN!! 

Shelly - THAT"S ME
Becki - OUR GUEST :)

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Take time to smell the flowers!

Good Morning!
Boy, life has been super busy. Just finished up a week of Birthday's and travel. Phew...I'm tired. Just quickly before I get to my card I wanted to share the cake I made for my litttle boy's Birthday.  He doesn't like cake??? so we always buy an ice cream cake but this year I found some inspiration on where else...Pinterest and came up with this.....
 Now if you wanted to hot glue the boxes of candy to the base... well... that would have been WAAAY too easy :) I wanted to lightly tape them so I could deconstruct the cake and hand out the candy in the goodie bags. So that's why you see the space in the pic, my candy kept falling :) The kids LOVED the candy cake and the ice cream sundaes :) :)

And here's the card I'm sharing today!

I just LOVE the way this card turned out.  I used some inspiration from a truly AWESOME designer Amy Kolling and HERE is the card! fabulous huh! Well, I think my Mom loved her card and her flowers, that's what we bought her this year, two rose bushes :)

Paper - American Crafts (Spring )


Die Cuttin Divas - Wobble it or add dimension

Hi there!

Happy Tuesday! It's time for another Die Cuttin Divas Challenge. Today's theme is Wobble it or add dimension How FUN right? I didn't have a wobble so I made my own. It's pretty easy. You can find many tutorials - There's a super simple one Here.

I started with the Peachy Keen April Stamp of the month club for the idea. I cut the shake from Cricut Sweet Shop and stamped it with the PKSC-28 face.

I found the PERFECT paper from Echo Park Happy Days
My Creative Time - Fun Stitched Edges Die
Sentiment - PKSC-28

Please pop over to Die Cuttin Divas Challenge and check out the DT and join us! We would love to have you.


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Trendy Twine News!

Good Morning Everyone!
It's a super special day today in our house.....My baby turned 10 today:) We are celebrating today with a special treat of InNout burgers and shakes and then a Bday party this weekend. That's why I've been a little absent, lots to plan :) So I'll be back around Monday :) But in the meantime let me leave you with some Trendy twine news..... Oh wait until you see what's coming YUUUMMMY!!!!

And one more bit of Trendy news. I wanted to announce the winner of the Bubblegum Taffy Mini set

Miss Tammy !! Yay for you, you're going to LOVE this twine! Just email me with your address so I can send you your goodies!

Have a GREAT weekend everyone! Oh and to all you FABULOUS Mommy's Happy Mother's Day!!


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Die Cuttin Divas - Sketch Challenge

Hi there!

Happy Tuesday! I'ts time for another Die Cuttin Divas Challenge. Today's theme is a sketch challenge.  You all know I LOVE a good sketch so I really look forward to these every month. I pretty much followed the sketch exactly...I know? I usually add my take to it but I REALLY loved this design.

I wanted to make a thank you card for my son to give to one of the many wonderful Educational aides at school.  With the end of the year right around the corner I figure at least I knocked one out :)  So I used the MCT trifold card and tucked a little gift certificate inside. Here is the sketch, isn't it a great design?
Paper - We are memory Keepers
Sentiment - Craftin Desert Divas Simply Said
Dots - Perler beads
Machine Stitched

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