Sunday, November 29, 2015

CDD Linky Party - Christmas

 Hello and Happy Monday!! I hope y'all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!  I can't believe tomorrow is Dec. 1st already! This year has just flown by!  Well, today starts a new CDD Linky Party and the theme is.....

And since Christmas is fast approaching this will be an extended linky party and it will end Dec. 20th.

For my project I made some Holiday tags!  Now, I used a ton of stamps and a few dies to make these tags but they were super easy to make!  Warning: photo heavy!! :)

I started with Stitched in Circles dies and cut 2 per tag, 1 in colored cs, 1 in white cs. Then I used the Outdoor Landscape dies to cut my snow hills, cutting 1 per tag, then I took the circle die and cut the snow hills so that they fit perfectly on the round tag.  For the loop holder I used the small circle from the Tag Essentials dies die cutting 2, 1 one colored cs & 1 in white cs.

 For the Fleece Navidad tag I used Punny Farm stamp set, Holly Day Punnies stamp set, the antlers are from the Chill Out stamp set,  I colored the sheep with copics and embossed the trees with white embossing powder on blue cs.  I used the matching SVG's to cut out all the images.

The holly berries are from Tis the Season stamp set & the To: & From: are from the Tag It stamp set.

 For the penguin tag I used the Chill Out stamp set and for the background I used the new Across the Borders stamp set, embossing it in white glitter embossing powder.  I cut the images out with the matching SVG's and colored them with copics.  I used glossy accents on the ornaments and Wink of Stella clear glitter on the snow and star.
I used the same stamp set Tag It for the To & From.

For the owl tag I used the Owl-idays  stamp set and the Across the Borders Background stamp set.  I cut the images out with the matching SVG's and colored the images with copics.  I used a gold Wink of Stella glitter pen for the bows and dots.

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.
CDD- 1 4x6 stamp set

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

Linky parties are from Monday at 12AM Arizona MST thru Sunday 12PM Arizona MST.
Any projects you submit must be linked to your blog or online gallery. 
Projects must be NEW, no back linking, please.
Number of entries for this linky party is unlimited.
You may link up ANY type of craft project (layout, card, altered item, tag (etc) as long as it goes with the theme of the party.
Please link your project back to Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.
Winners will be randomly chosen.

Thanks for stoppin' by!


Tis the Season
Stitched in Circles
Outdoor Landscape dies

Holly Day Punnies
Chill Out

Across the Borders
Tag It
Tag Essentials dies

Punny Farm

Friday, November 27, 2015

Sending Christmas Cheer

Hello Crafty Friends!  Today I am over at Craftin Desert Diva's blog sharing a Christmas card I made using some brand new stamps and dies and some older stamps and dies.  How awesome was this latest product release?  I totally LOVED it!!  When I saw the new Across the Border stamp set this scene came to my mind and I just had to make it!  The lil reindeer in Holiday Helpers is one of my favorite stamps!

For the trail I used the Outdoor Landscape hill die, once die cut, I cut on the dash line since the dash lines were not on the same side of each opening. ( I know, confusing but it's hard to explain, sorry)  I stamped several rows of the stars in versamark ink and embossed in Gold Tinsel embossing powder, then blended Tim Holtz's distress ink in tumbled glass over the stars.  I made the background with Tim Holtz's distress inks and a blending tool, splattered with water and Perfect Pearls and added white dots with a white gel pen.  I colored Rudolph with Copic markers.

The Banner and the stars on the banner are from the new Pocket Pieces Hello Dies and the sentiment is from Simply Christmas stamp set, embossed in the same Gold Tinsel embossing powder.  I hope you enjoy! :)

CDD Products used:

Across the Border
Holiday Helpers
Pocket Pieces Hello Dies

Outdoor Landscape Dies
Simply Christmas
Thanks for stoppin' by!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Day 1 of CDD November Product Release Blog Hop!

Welcome to the CDD November Product Release Blog Hop.  All stamps & dies are in the CDD shop and now available for purchase. 

For this release we have (4) new 2x3 mini stamps and (3) new 5x7 stamp sets and 2 new die sets designed by our own design team member Leah!

2x3 mini stamp set

2x3 mini stamp set

Little Birdie
2x3 mini stamp set

2x3 mini stamp set

Busy Bees
5x7 stamp set

Home Sweet Home
5x7 stamp set

Across The Border
5x7 stamp set

Pocket Pieces Hello Dies

Stitched Scallop Dies

You can purchase them here.

Here is what I've created for you.....

I used the Home Sweet Home stamp set for my first card.  I stamped the beehive on 110lb cardstock using Tim Holtz's distress ink in Antique Linen so that I could do the no-line coloring with Copic markers.  I inked around the edges with TH's tumbled glass using a blending tool.  The circle stitched die is from Stitched in Circles dies.  I stamped the sentiment  on the banner with Versafine ink, the banner is from Mix It Up dies.  The sequins are from Sherbert sequins & Trick or Treat sequins.  I glued hemp twine around the circle and dry embossed the kraft cardstock with distressed lines embossing folder from ProvoCraft.

For my second card I used the Chickie mini stamp, their hat is from the Cheers mini stamp and the cane is the candy cane from Tis the Season.  I used the new Stitched Scallop dies for the curtains.  I colored the images and stage with Copic markers and the background is done with TH's distress inks using the blending tool.  For the inside I used the Mix It Up dies & Rudy stamp set for the sentiment and music notes.  I embossed everything in Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder.

Here are the specials for this release:
**FREE shipping everywhere, no code necessary!!  We are also going to have a Pre Black Friday Sale, the biggest sale of the year.  The entire shop will be 20% off starting the day of the blog hop!  Free shipping and sale ends 11/29 10pm MST
Stamps and dies are made in the USA.

Here is today's SVG freebie.  Each stop along the way there will be a code letter that spells a word for the freebie code.  You must comment and follow each blog in order to get the free file.  The file will be available in the shop at just for that day.  Just add it to your cart and enter the letters you collected at each stop for the special code word at checkout to receive your free file download.  **The code word and free file will be available that day ONLY so please be sure to visit the link.

I hope you enjoyed this release and will join us again tomorrow for more projects and day 2 of our blog hop release.  Thank you so much!!

Your code letter from me is: _R_

Your next stop is the super talented: Giorgia-

If you get lost along the way you can find the line up here at Craftin Desert Diva's blog.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Day 3 of CDD's Nov. Product Release Facebook Sneak Peeks

Hello there!  Today is day 3 of the FB sneak peeks hop for Craftin Desert Diva's Nov. Product Release! 

We have (3) 5x7 new stamp sets and (4) 2x3 mini stamps for this release and 2 new die sets designed by our own design team member Leah!

Friday, November 20, 2015

CDD November Product Release Day 1 Facebook Sneak Peek Hop

Hello there!  Today is day 1 of the FB sneak peeks hop for Craftin Desert Diva's Nov. Product Release! 

We have (3) 5x7 new stamp sets and (4) 2x3 mini stamps for this release and 2 new die sets designed by our own design team member Leah!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Making Spirits Bright- CDD Two for Tuesday

Hey Crafty Friends, today I am over at the Craftin Desert Diva's blog collaborating the Two for Tuesday with the Ah-Mazing Leah and we are showcasing the cute lil deer from the Holiday Helpers stamp set.  I started of by making the window frame with the small square from the Pocket Pieces HI dies, I put acetate behind the window then popped dotted it with a layer of fun foam before attaching to the background scene.  For the background scene I used the Outdoor Landscape dies for the snowy hills, the snowflakes and lil rabbit are from the Chilly stamp set, the poinsettia leaves are from Tis the Season stamp set.  I colored all the images with Copic markers, the snowflakes are embossed with white embossing powder and then I used Tim Holtz's distress inks for the sky.  Be sure to visit Leah's blog to see her FABULOUS card, I am so in awe of it, it's gorgeous!

CDD Products used:

Holiday Helpers

Pocket Pieces HI dies

Outdoor Landscape dies


Tis the Season
Thanks for stoppin' by!!