Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Die-Cuts and Punches

Good morning everyone!  I am happy to be hosting a challenge over at the 
Sisterhood of Crafters for the next two weeks.  The challenge is to use Die-Cuts or Punches.  I have to say once I started looking at my stash the ideas kept rolling in.  It was hard to decide on one.  What I love about using punches or die cuts is the fact it makes it a great way to use up your scraps. 

I found some scraps from a project I made recently and came up with this tag.  Everything (including paper and ribbon) on this project was made from leftovers and scraps.  The paper was from MY Mind's Eye Kate & Co. and the sentiment was from PaperTrey Ink.

I punched out several butterflies to fill the scrap size of paper that I was using.  I popped up a couple of the butterflies to give it some dimension. Then I darkened up the edges with some Tim Holtz Vintage Photo.

 These are the punches that I used.

I sure hope you stop on by and craft along with us at the Sisterhood.

Happy Crafting!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Christmas in July PKS/KBD hop

Hey everyone!  We are having a super fun Christmas in July Facebook Fanpage hop with Peachy Keen stamps and KaDoodle Bug Designs.  Today is the last day of the four day hop.  You don't want to miss out since there are some amazing prizes be given out.You can find day one of the hop on Facebook HERE .

I wanted to make a small gift for the holidays to hold these Christmas cow pens that I have in my stash.  I tried to turn the Golf Bag from SVG Cuts Fun and Games kit into something that resembled a barn.  To add some detail I used some Sizzix and Tim Holtz embossing folders.  I was gonna keep all the contents inside but last minute I thought they would look cute sticking out.

After taking the photos I went back and added some detail to the cow with paint.  It was to dark to take all new pictures so I took a close up and included it, just slight details to make it pop. I got a little help and the idea from an amazing friend! 

The items I used were:

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Celebrating birthdays

Hello everyone!  I am here to share with you my project that I made for the new challenge being hosted by my fellow Sister Darlene over at the Sisterhood of Crafters. It's all about Birthdays! The challenge is to make any project that is based around BIRTHDAYS.

Since I always have the best intentions to get my cards out on time somehow I am always behind. So I thought I would use a Belated birthday stamp. Sadly I think I need a bunch of these in my stash!! I used this super fun Cupcake card that made it fun to use my scraps. I am going to go back and make a bunch more because these cards are too cute not to and a great way to use my scraps!

A little birdie told me that our Sister Darlene's birthday is next week.  So if you can drop her some love for hosting a great challenge as well as leaving her some birthday love!

Have a great day and HAPPY CRAFTING!

Supplies Used:

Paper: Graphic 45 & various scraps
Tag Punch: Stampin' Up!
Ribbon: LoveBug Creations

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Be Inspired with Craftin' Desert Divas

I was honored to be a Guest Designer at Craftin' Desert Divas this month. All month I featured a newly released stamp set called BE INSPIRED.  I had so much fun working with these and they stamped perfectly! 

For my last project I made two box cards that I thought fit the sentiment perfectly. I used the Just Breathe and Hang In there sentiments. Love the fact that these fold flat for mailing.  I think these would hopefully lift someone's spirits.

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Be Inspired Stamp set - Craftin Desert Divas
Paper: Echo Park - Sweet Day
SVG Cuts - Box cards

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

All American!

I finally finished up the last of my Red, White and Blue projects I have been working on.  This adorable baseball hat/box is from SVG Cuts Fun and Games kit.  It is sooo cute and super easy.  I saw the sentiment from Craftin' Desert Divas Snips & Snails set and knew that the "A Star is Born" sentiment would be perfect for it!! How cute would these be for party favors for Showers, birthdays etc.  I simply cut the sentiment to give it a pennant kinda look. 

 Perfect to stuff with a gift!  

There is one more day left to link up to the Craftin' Desert Divas linky party, I made it just in time.  You can too! There are tons of prizes. Click HERE for the Craftin' Desert Divas linky party.

Baby Boy Block Card

Hello everyone!  I hope you are all enjoying your weekend so far.  I finally am feeling like myself again so I am determined to get caught up.  Not only on cleaning but in my craft room.  I am trying to do things that I have pinned or bookmarked.  I found this super fun and cute Block card on youtube by Papercrafter45.  It is so fun and simple to make.  The coolest part is it folds flat so you can ship it. I will add a tag to the back so I can write a message to the person I am sending this to. 

The papers I used are by Graphic 45's line By the Sea. The adorable puppy is from KaDoodle Bug Designs Salty Dogs file that you can find HERE. And right now there is a sale so the file would only be $2.63! The sentiment I used is from Craftin' Desert Divas SNIPS & SNAILS stamp set which you can find HERE.  They are having a Red, White and Blue linky party so I am gonna link this up to it since I think it fits the bill.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

MONOCHROMATIC challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters

Hello everyone!  It is time for a new challenge over at the Sisterhood of Crafters.  The challenge is to make a project Monochromatic.  To be honest I was a little scared of this one.  I never really had much ease doing a monochromatic challenge.  I struggled with it since I was unsure of myself.  But I am very please with how this one came out.  

The style of the card is from SVG CUTS Dress shop kit.  I just wanted the design or the base of the card.  Next I used some papers from Stampin' Up! and ribbon from PaperTrey Ink.  Sadly everyone needs these cards in their stash so I made it into a Sympathy card.  I thought it was a very soft card that would work for a Sympathy card.  The stamp I used was from Craftin' Desert Divas SIMPLY SAID stamp set.  I have been using that one a lot lately since there are soooo many different sentiments and it covers many bases.

I hope you play along with our new challenge.  Happy Crafting!

Craftin' Desert Divas New Release Hop - Guest Designer

Welcome to our fourth Craftin Desert Diva's stamp release blog hop!! I'm super excited to share with you in full the CDD June release stamps. There are four new stamps that are being released today in the Craftin Desert Divas Shop and are available now for purchase.

So without further ado here are the latest stamp sets:

Holly Day Punnies - you can purchase them HERE

Be Inspired - You can purchase them HERE * This is the set I used *

Bring On The Cake - You can purchase them HERE

Say It Big - You can purchase them HERE

How about a sale??!! Use the code JUNE for 20% off your ENTIRE order!!

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

PLUS, every purchase qualifies for this FREE pattern from TCBJ...

Jessica has made this pattern just for the new CDD release freebie. 

Now onto my project that I created for this hop.  I am super excited to be able to create alongside these talented ladies as a Guest Designer. I would like to thank Tara for giving me that opportunity...THANK YOU!

I used the sentiment from the BE INSPIRED stamp set.  I created my first ever box card using SVG CUTS Box card kit.  These are super fun and addicting. The only thing I did differently was resize the label to fit my the sentiment.  I will be sending this to my Aunt that is going thru some really tough health issues.  My hope is seeing it set up like this will let her know that she is indeed Stronger than she thinks and that she has many people rooting for her! The papers I used are from Stampin' Up! but I am pretty sure they are retired.

Next up on the Line Up is the amazing and talented Lisa. Be sure to hop with us tomorrow!! Winners will be picked from a different blog each day,so the more you comment the more chances you have to win.

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

Blogs on the hop:
Craftin Desert Divas -

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Get Well Soon

Everyone knows it stinks when you are sick and you just feel miserable.  If you can put a smile on someones face who is sick I would say that is a job well done!  I fell in love with these adorable ducks from Too Cute By Jessica's RAINY DAY DUCKS file. If you click on the picture of the complete file it should take you right to the page if you would like to see/purchase it.  TCBJ is having an amazing sale right now.  You can get 90% off your purchase of $50 or more.

I have so many ideas to do with it so I decided to tackle my first one!  I made a Get Well card that holds a travel size pack of tissues. The sentiment I used on the cloud is from Craftin' Desert Divas SIMPLY SAID stamp set and the adorable face is from Peachy Keens PK-482 Winter Wonderland Face Assortment.  The paper I used is from DCWV The Spring Mix Stack.  You may not be able to tell but I popped up the ducky with some dimensionals from Stampin' Up!

I am going to add this as well to the Craftin' Desert Divas Red, White and Blue linky party. 

** Enabler Alert ** Right Now Craftin Desert Divas is having a sale.  If you enter the code JUNE you will get 20% off your order.  The sale is good until July 7th!