Tuesday, August 23, 2016

CDD August Release Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to the Craftin Desert Divas August Release Blog Hop. We have some wonderful stamps and dies that we will be sharing with you.

All stamps are in the CDD Shop and now available for purchase HERE.












We also offer SVG stamp outlines for .99 they work perfectly with your cutting machine. You must have a program that opens these files. This is a great alternative to coordinating dies and much less expensive.


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

To create my planner spread I used the following CDD goodies:
New Bug Squad Stamps
New Mini Shaker Clip Dies
Plan It Out Stamps
Flowers In Bloom Stamps
and Doodlebug Rainforest Washi Tape.

To make my planner pages first I trimmed the top and bottom of my planner pages with the Doodlebug Rainforest Washi Tape. Next I used the Plan It Out stamps to stamp my checklists and daily chores and activities. I then stamped all of the bugs from the Bug Squad stamp set onto their svg outlines and then colored them in with Copics. I then attached 2 of them to colored paperclips and the others I glued into my planner. Next I used the Plan It Dies to cut the mini banners from patterned card stock and then glued them into my planner as well. To finish I colored any of the remaining images that were stamped directly onto the planner pages with Prismacolor Premier Pencils. I just love these little bugs from the Bug Squad Stamp set. They are so much fun and can be used in so many different ways. I hope you enjoy all of these exclusive stamps and dies from this months release as much as I did designing them for you.
Here are the specials for this release:

**New Shimmer sequins will be on SALE for $1.00.

**FREE SHIPPING with minimum on orders placed.

Shipping minimum orders:

$10 USA use Code: 10SHIP

$15 International use Code: 15SHIP

Enjoy this special for in stock items only 8/22 thru 8/31 at 10pm MST
All Stamps and Dies are made in the USA.




 I am your last stop today! We thank you so very much for joining us today and hope that you are inspired to try your own projects using these super fun stamps and dies!







Mon 8/22
Tues 8/23

Friday, August 19, 2016

Fishing Guy Mixed Media Tag

Hello Again Everyone! Today I have another project I would like to share with you. For my second project I created this Fishing Guy Mixed Media Tag.


Fishing boy tag


To create my tag I used the Adorable stamp from Vilda Stamps called Fishing Guy V836 that you can find here: http://shop.textalk.se/en/article.php?id=16232&art=35746507.

vilda flower girl image


To make my tag first I stamped the fishing guy image onto 110 lb. plain white card stock. I then colored in the stamped image with Copics, and fussy cut him out. Next I cut a tag base from plain white card stock and painted both sides with gold acrylic paint. I then glued down some various mixed media elements including the fish, books, and ticket elements. After that I added some accents with some copper acrylic paint over the paper elements. I then glued down the fishing guy and added some string and ribbon to finish my tag. I just love how many different ways this stamp set can be used in projects. I hope my project today inspires you to try out your own creations with these Fantastic stamps. Thank you so much for stopping by!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Sunny Day Flower Girl Card

Hello Everyone! Today I want to share with you a Sunny Day Flower Girl Card that I made.


vilda flower girl 2


To create my card I used the Adorable Girl with Flowers Stamp from Vilda Stamps V836 that you can find here: http://shop.textalk.se/en/article.php?id=16232&art=35746507


vilda flower girl image


To make my card first I stamped the flower girl onto plain white 110 lb. card stock. Next I used Copics to color her in, I then added the highlights with a white paint pen and then fussy cut her out. After that I cut my square card mats from plain and patterned card stock and then cut the round oval mat  and grass border from plain white card stock as well. I then used Distress Ink in Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, and Cracked Pistachio to blend and create my background onto the plain white card stock. For the clouds I created a stencil with card stock and then used it as a mask while blending over the top with Mermaid Lagoon to create the illusion of clouds in the sky. I then created my flowers to match my girl by cutting the base flowers from plain white card stock and then again using Distress inks in the same shades of colors I used for the Flower Girl. To finish I attached all of the elements to my card base, and then added rhinestones and ribbon for some extra embellishment and shine. Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope that you are inspired to try out your own creations with these Adorable stamps!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Blue Ribbon Bestie

Hello Everyone! Today I want to share with you my Design Team Project for the My Besties International Challenge Blog. For my project I created this Blue Ribbon Bestie Card.


To make my card I used a My Bestie Digital Stamp By Sherri Baldy Image 693 that you can find here: http://www.mybestiesshop.com/store/p1986/INSTANT_DOWNLOAD_Digital_Digi_Stamps_Big_Eye_Big_Head_Dolls_NEW_Besties_Img693_My_Besties_By_Sherri_Baldy.html.

You can also find the My Besties International Challenge Blog here: http://bestieschallenge.blogspot.com/.

To create my card first I printed this Super Cute Bestie digi stamp onto plain white 110 lb. card stock. Next I colored her in with Copics and then used a white paint pen to add the highlights. Once I was done coloring her, I then fussy cut her out. After that I cut my bottom frame with the Fancy Frames Dies from Craftin Desert Diva's and the top frame with a the Fancy Vine Die from Gina Marie. To finish I attached all of the layers to my card base, and then added flowers and a ribbon for some extra embellishment. Thank you for stopping by and we hope that you will join in our Challenge with your own Bestie projects for your chance to win some fantastic Bestie prizes.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Bestie Cola Girl

Hello Besties! Today I want to share with you my inspiration project for the Color It, Create It, Show It Off Challenge Blog. For my project I created this Adorable Bestie Cola Girl Card.


To make my card I used the Super Adorable My Bestie Digi Stamp by Sherri Baldy Image 049 that you can find here: http://www.mybestiesshop.com/store/p3295/Sherri_Baldy_Bestie_img049_digi_stamp.html


To create my card first I printed the My Bestie Digi stamp onto plain white 110 lb. card stock. I then colored the image in with Copics. Next I inked around the edges of my final colored image with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. After that I cut 2 coordinating mats in pink and green prints to frame my coloring. To finish I attached all of the layers to my card base and then added a ribbon, flowers, and rhinestones for some extra embellishment. Thank you for stopping by and we hope that you will join in our Challenge with your own projects for your chance to win some Fantastic Bestie prizes.


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Bestie Luau Card

Hello Besties! Today I want to share with you a Bestie Luau Card that I made. 


To create my card I used this Adorable Hawaiian Luau Bestie Digi Stamp 038 by Sherri Baldy that you can find here: 

To make my card first I printed off the  My Bestie digital stamp onto 110 lb. plain white card stock. I then drew in the outline for the sand, ocean, and sky around her with light pencil marks. Next I used Copics to color in the entire scene and Bestie digital stamp. I then used white acrylic paint and a small brush to stipple in the foam and spray coming from the ocean waves hitting the sand. To finish my coloring I used a white paint pen to add a few highlights and dots to create some added interest. 

Next for my card base I just folded over some patterned card stock and trimmed it to the perfect size to fit my coloring. I also cut a coordinating mat from patterned card stock about 1/4" wider than my colored scene. I attached all of the layers to my card base with an artist tape gun. To finish I added a bow, rhinestone and some flowers for some extra embellishment. 

Thank you for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful day! I hope that my project inspires you to try out your own beach themed Bestie card.  DT Mindy

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Slingshot Boy Card

Hello again Everyone. I have another card that I would like to share with you today. For my second project I created this Super Cute Slingshot Boy Card.
Vilda slingshot boy
To create my card I used the Adorable stamp set from Vilda Stamps called Boy with Slingshot and Strawberry Girl that you can find here: http://shop.textalk.se/en/article.php?id=16232&art=35415951
strawberry girl vilda shop image
To make my card first I cut the mats and frames from Patterned card stock and attached them to my card base. I then stamped the Slingshot Boy and Soccer Ball Stamps onto 110 lb. plain white card stock and colored them in with Copics. Once I was done coloring the stamped images, I then fussy cut them out and attached them to my card base with foam tape for some added dimension. To finish I added a die cut sentiment and rhinestones for some extra embellishment. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!