Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Mini Album key rings

Hey everyone! Today I am happy to share with you some projects I made using my CDD stamps. These days your Shopping list grows longer and your wallet grows smaller! So I came up with a super cute and fun gift to give someone using paper and some CDD stamps!



First I opened my TAG IT svg's and did an offset with the file (so I could have a backing).  For each tag I cut out two pieces of cardstock and glued them back to back.  Then I adhered designer paper on each side in order to make it double sided.  You can make this album as big or as small as you want or need.  I picked the larger stamp out of the Tag It stamp set for the front cover on each of the albums.  Then I picked out two sentiments from Capture These Moments that worked perfectly (I offset them as well to get the layers of matting).


I left one of the albums with no ribbon to show some variation to what you could do.  Since I used so many layers for each page of the album they are VERY sturdy!!


The fun part about this is you can totally personalize these with so many different colors and themes.  It's a small gift with a lot of meaning! 

Hope you all have a great day, and HAPPY CRAFTING!!

Hugs,
Lisa B.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Tis' the season for Holiday gift boxes!

Many people who don't normally bake year round even bake at the holidays.  I am a baker myself and enjoy combining my two passions, Baking and crafting! 



I made this set of milk carton (gift boxes which I purchased from the Silhouette store) and used Too Cute By Jessica's Cute Cocoa Cups to decorate the front as well as stamps from Craftin' Desert Divas.  I used two stamps from the newly released Baked with Love stamp set.  I colored the rolling pin in with my markers and popped it up with some pop dots, then added the sentiment which is from the same set as well.  These boxes were super easy and quick to put together!





Name that Tune!

Hey everyone!  My life has been super, super crazy to say the least.  I thought I had this post all set and scheduled way ahead of time but somehow it has disappeared.  Probably totally my fault, but then again blogger hates me!!

There is a new challenge over at the Sisterhood of Crafters.  It is super fun! We are asking to make any project based around a Christmas/Holiday song.  When you create it, please note which song you based your card around.


I loved these gorgeous cards from SVG CUTS! This card is from the Christmas Box card set.  I fell in love with it the minute I saw it.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up!  This card is a very nice and large size, works as a home decor piece as well.The paper are from Graphic 45. 

 I based this card around the song "We Wish You a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!".  This will be our last challenge for this year to give the DT time off to enjoy the holiday with their loved ones.  We also know that this is a very busy time for everyone who usually plays along.  So you will have until December 28th to play along.

I would like to wish all of our Sisterhood followers a very HAPPY, HEALTHY and SAFE 2015!

Happy Crafting! 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Craftin' Desert Divas - Christmas Linky Party

Good morning! I am here to share with you two projects I made for the Craftin' Desert Divas Linky Party that is currently going on. 

 I made these treat bags that hold dark chocolate Hershey Kisses. There was going to be a window of sorts so you could see some of the contents but I didn't like how that looked (they are dark purple).  I used the Winter Treats stamp set along with the Tag It stamp set. And of course I used the free SVG's you get when you buy the stamp sets. You can find Winter Treats  HERE and Tag It HERE.



Saturday, November 29, 2014

Craftin' Desert Divas November Release Blog Hop Day #1


Welcome to our ninth Craftin Desert Diva's stamp release blog hop!! We're super excited to share with you in full the CDD November release stamps. For this 2 day hop the CDD DT are being joined by the Too Cute by Jessica DT to share some awesome Christmas projects for you.  There are five new stamps that are being released today in the Craftin Desert Divas Shop and are available now for purchase.


**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 CDD Gallery 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. Tara has also added images and sizes for the SVGs in the CDD Shop.


These SVG outlines are in the CDD Gallery or email craftindesertdivas@gmail.com after your stamp purchase to request them.


Here are this release specials for you:

1. Use Code: 20NOV to receive 20% off your entire order. Sale ends Dec. 5 Midnight MST.
2.  4x6 Freebie is for $30 minimum purchase (before tax & shipping) in the CDD Shop Offer ends Dec. 5 

Today you can get this freebie pattern by following and commenting on ALL the blogs in today's hop. After you have done this you can email craftindesertdivas@gmail.com or send Tara a message on FB to claim your pattern.

Free file for today!

Baking Up Some Christmas Treats



New pattern and hop line up tomorrow.

What would be a blog hop without some more prizes??

Hop Prizes:


1. CDD giving away 1 stamp a day.


2. Too Cute by Jessica - $25 gift card (reg. priced patterns)


And now on to my creation....

For my first project I made two types of homemade dog treats (peanut butter & banana and a beef and bacon treat). I used a file from the Silhouette store. It didn't have a window so I added one. I used the BAKED WITH LOVE stamp set or the label as well as A Puppy Christmas From Too Cute By Jessica. 
For the next one I made another Hershey Slider treat using the sentiment from the NOVEMBER FREEBIE stamp set. Papers are from Cosmo Cricket. 

Last but not least I made this adorable way to give those homemade baked treats this holiday season. I used a file from the Silhouette Store and paired it with stamps and sentiments from the NOVEMBER FREEBIE stamp set. The SVG came in handy when I was designing this in my software!  I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color in the cookie jar. 


So hop, hop, hop on over to the ever so crafty Barbara's blog.  You will be thrilled with what she created.


Come join us here on Facebook:
CDD Gallery - We'd love you to share your projects using the CDD stamps.


Blogs on the hop:

Saturday

CDD- http://www.craftindesertdivas.com/
Kathy- http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/
Barbara- http://paperpiecingmemoriesbybabs.blogspot.com/
Karen- http://www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com/
Nanne- http://nannes-creations.blogspot.com/
Krystal- http://krystalklearcreations.blogspot.com/
Lisa- http://our2angelsinheaven.blogspot.com/ ** YOU ARE HERE **
Barbara - http://spotofsanity.blogspot.com/
Kimberly- http://hellocutiecrafts.blogspot.com/
Helen- http://www.htbcreations.com/
Mayra- http://mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com/
Robin- http://morphmaniacreations.blogspot.com/
Michelle- http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com/
TCBJ- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Too-Cute-by-Jessica/196421370434846

Friday, November 28, 2014

Day #5 CDD Sneak Peeks



We are so excited to share with you this super fun release.



Today is day 5 of the sneak peeks for the November stamp release at Craftin Desert Divas. We have 6 new stamps in this release. This release is going to be Holiday themed!

 We are going to share 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: 20NOV to receive 20% off your entire order. Sale ends Dec. 5 Midnight MST.
2.  4x6 Freebie is for $30 minimum purchase (before tax & shipping) in the CDD Shop Offer ends
Dec. 5 We will have 1 sneak peek day to share it with you.

Each day there will be a new FREE file, you can email craftindesertdivas@gmail.com or message Tara on Facebook to request it. You must comment and follow each blog in order to get the free file. Join us over this Saturday & Sunday for our Hop for more free files!!!


Here's todays free pattern:





Today's stamps we are showcasing is called:  

November Freebie


Here's my creation:


I had fun with this one!! And I created my very own SVG pattern!! Well sort of..lol

I made this Ghiardelli Chocolate sweet holder by taking the SVG that comes with the Tag It stamp set, then added a small section and some perforated lines (in my SSDE software) to create the holder.  It would also be great for Lollipops or other candy/treats.  I topped it with the SVG cut out in patterned paper and finished that off by stamping the actual large tag stamp.  

The reindeer is part of the Adorable and super fun to play with November Freebie stamp set we are showcasing today.  I saw this paper from Pink Paislee and thought it would make a really cute reindeer.  I cut out the SVG of the Reindeer, then stamped it with the stamp.  I colored several parts of the reindeer and then paper pieces the body.  It will hold more than one chocolate.  These would look really cute tied to a gift or a tree, and come in handy for those small gifts you want to hand out during the holiday season.

CDD stamps are..
 4x6 stamps
Made in the USA
Stamps will be available to order on Saturday.

We hope you will stop by the  Craftin Desert Divas Shop  and the  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 first show previews, have giveaways and much more!

Sneak Peek Giveaway!


Tara's giving away one stamp set a day.

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!

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 more sneak peeks.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

CDD Day #4 Sneak Peeks



We are so excited to share with you this super fun release.



Today is day 4 of the sneak peeks for the November stamp release at Craftin Desert Divas. We have 6 new stamps in this release. This release is going to be Holiday themed!

 We are going to share 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: 20NOV to receive 20% off your entire order. Sale ends Dec. 5 Midnight MST.
2.  4x6 Freebie is for $30 minimum purchase (before tax & shipping) in the CDD Shop Offer ends
Dec. 5 We will have 1 sneak peek day to share it with you.

Each day there will be a new FREE file, you can email craftindesertdivas@gmail.com or message Tara on Facebook to request it. You must comment and follow each blog in order to get the free file. Join us over this Saturday & Sunday for our Hop for more free files!!!


Here's todays free pattern:





Today's stamps we are showcasing is called:  

Tag It


Here's my creation:




I wanted to create a fun way to write down your Christmas Wish list so I came up with this!

I took the SVG for the large tag from Tag It and did an offset feature (on my SSDE).  Then I dragged it down to get the size I wanted.  I didn't change the width at all, just the length.  Then I took the SVG of the flag stamp and lined it up on my tag. 



 I inserted a perforated line towards the end of the svg.  I wanted to leave enough room for the brad that will hold these all together.  This way once the person writes their wish on the piece of paper they can tear it off and put it into the jar.  The svg was longer than the actual stamp so I masked off the back of the stamp, then stamped once.  Next I inked up a portion of the stamp and laid it over the existing stamp already to give me longer lines that fit my design.  I never removed the mask part of the stamp.

I used another one of the tags to make a matting for the words Christmas Wishes (which I created in my SSDE software then did a print and cut using the SVg of the stamp I was using).  The snowman head is from Winter Treats which is currently available in the store HERE

To color him I used my Spectrum Noir Markers and some Glossy Accent on his hat.  Once again I used my trusty SVG's on the Snowman.  Gosh I love those things!

CDD stamps are..
 4x6 stamps
Made in the USA
Stamps will be available to order on Saturday.

We hope you will stop by the  Craftin Desert Divas Shop  and the  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 first show previews, have giveaways and much more!

Sneak Peek Giveaway!


Tara's giving away one stamp set a day.

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!

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 more sneak peeks.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Santa Claus is coming to the Sisterhood of Crafters!  Ho ho ho...let's see how crafty you can go!! The new challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters is to create a project with Santa Claus on it.

I took some paper from Graphic 45's T'was the Night Before Christmas (I think that is what it was called).  Then I added several layers of cardstock to it. Since they looked like postcards I thought it would be fun to use it as letters to Santa. I had each girl address it to Santa. Then they will write their Christmas wishes on the back. I wanted to add ribbon to it before the picture was taken but my girls freaked out. My intentions will be to hang them on the tree for Santa to see.   Something I thought would be cute to save for years to come.

So get your Santa on and come craft with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters. Have a great day and HAPPY CRAFTING!