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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
I am a stay at home mom..now that is! February 19th, 2007 I was involved in a car accident while on vacation in Florida. I awoke in ICU to find out that my only two children Annemarie age 3 and Michael age 5 did not make it. Scrapbooking became such a big part of my life. It helped fill a void that I desperately needed to fill. Our therapist suggested that I take up scrapbooking as a way to memorialize my children, little did she know! So I took that and ran with it.I became obsessed with scrapping and took over the second largest room in my house. Because of my injuries I couldn't go out and get a job, I just scrapped!I printed out 2,000 photos and my journey began. I have made albums for family members and layouts to decorate my craft room. We thought we were done having kids but who expected this tragedy??? I just gave birth in June 2009 to two beautiful baby girls Mia Anne and Gianna Marie named after their brother and sister.I swore that I would keep up with their albums so I won't become overwhelmed so we will see how that works out! My profile picture is the last family picture that was taken of all of us.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Happy New Years gift

Hello everyone! Are you invited to a New Years party?  Do you need a quick gift idea? Well this literally took minutes and you could even simplify it even more if you wanted to by not coloring any of the images. I used the CDD Simply Holidays Word Art stamp set and it's matching SVG to make this tag. I used some Spectrum Noir markers as well as some Stickles to accent some of the images.  But again, this stamp is beautiful stamped without being colored.

 If you are going to a New Years party this would make a great hostess gift.  I simply tied the tag to a bottle of wine. 





 I LOVE this stamp set.  This word art is so pretty just by itself.  And you can mask off the sentiments and only use one, two or however many you want.  So you literally are getting a huge variety of sentiments that you could use as a whole or by themselves.

Have a wonderful day and HAPPY CRAFTING!

Lisa B.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Just for you!

Hey everyone, Lisa B. here! I hope you are all recovering from the holiday rush.

I was asked to come up with a gift voucher and this is what I came up with.
The sailboat on my voucher came from SVG Cut's Seaside SVG cut file.  I changed the waves and sailboat to fit my needs (size of card).  I wanted this voucher to be able to fit inside a clear legal sized envelope.  The voucher part is perforated so they can tear it off to redeem it if they wanted to.

I used Craftin' Desert Divas Simply Said stamp set on the tag.  That set is an awesome addition to any stamp collection.  It covers so many bases.  The "Just for You" stamp added the finishing touch to my gift voucher.


 Below is a close-up of the sentiment I used.  I masked part of the sentiment off so I could have it fit on the tag the way I wanted it to.



I hope you all got some awesome crafting goodies for the Holidays.  I can't wait to see what you make with them and share it here with us on our Linky Party as well as our CDD Facebook page.


This is another one I made up for a Theater themed gift.  I fussy cut some images from Graphic 45 paper to embellish this one.  The voucher is tucked behind the curtain call ticket.  I did not fully glue down the ticket so the voucher can be tucked behind it and torn off to be redeemed.  I used SU dimensionals on the ticket and the dancing lady.

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

A gift for the "grinch" in your life.

Hey everyone!  I came up with this gift for someone who is on Santa's Naughty list....lol 


I made the chimney gift box from SVG Cut's December Gifts SVG set with papers from Graphic 45. To fill the chimney I made some homemade "coal" my crushing oreos in my food processor and then adding melted marshmallows (similar to how you would make marshmallow treats).  And to top it all off I made an adorable "Grinch" tag by using Grumpy Christmas and Naughty or Nice files from Too Cute by Jessica. 

Happy Crafting!!
Merry Christmas!

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!


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Day #2 CDD Sneak Peeks



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



Today is day 2 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:  

Elf Made


Here's my creation:




As you can see here, you simply pull up the ribbon and a Hershey Bar pops out!





OMG I had so much fun with these!!! I grabbed my set of Cosmo Cricket papers and went to town making these cute Hershey Bar slider gifts.  I made several in many different styles and designs.  This paper is REALLY nice and thick, it transforms a simple hershey bar into a gorgeous and fun gift!

PPssst, psst...Shhh but you didn't hear it from me but there is a sneak peek of another stamp set that will be coming out this week.  Can you spot it??? lol

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.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Day #1 of CDD Sneak Peeks



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


Today is day 1 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:  

Get Your Jingle On


Here's my creation:


I decided to go with a country looking Christmas tree for this project.  I know I have said this before but I absolutely LOVE the fact that these stamps come with SVG's!  They come in so handy while you are designing your projects on your software.  This sentiment comes from the soon to be released stamp set Get Your Jingle On. This Christmas tree gift box is from SVG Cut's set called Santa's Helpful Elves and you can find that HERE.

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.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Let's get ready to rumble!!!!!!!



It's finally here! Starting tomorrow we can finally share the sneak peeks of the new stamp releases from Craftin' Desert Divas!! I have been like one of Santa's Elves working feverishly behind the scenes creating projects with the new stamps.  Not to tease you (but I guess I am) you are gonna love the new release!! The minute I saw it I knew I wanted them all!! They are fantastic!! And so universal!!

Monday - Friday we will be showcasing the new stamp sets (one each day).  And what is even better is there are free files all week long!  Tune in tomorrow to the CDD blog for all the details on how to get the free files everyday.  Trust me you will be amazed at what the CDD DT has cooked up for you!

See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Craftin' Desert Divas Tag Linky Party

Hey everyone! It's time for another linky party over at Craftin' Desert Divas.  We are asking you to create a tag then link it up to play along with us.

I have to say SAY IT BIG is one of my favorite Go To stamp sets.  I was so surprised how much nicer it was in person when I ordered and received it.  


Supplies used to make this tag:

Stamp: Say It Big Craftin' Desert Divas found HERE.

Tree svg file - Silhouette store
Stickles
Glossy Accents
Tag from SVG Cut's Double layer tag file found HERE.

Here is some guidelines for the linky party:

Linky parties are open 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.

Hope you join our party! Tag you're it!
Happy Crafting!
Hugs, Lisa

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Snips and Snails

Good morning!

I wanted to share this adorable gift box I made in a baby boy theme.  My sister is having a baby boy so I have boys on my mind!  This would be cute as a shower favor or a holder for a small gift. I put socks in this one but I plan to make another one and put rolled up Onesies in there.  I think these would make adorable Baby Shower decorations!!


I added some stitching to the rocking horse with my white gel pen.
The paper is from American Crafts My Baby paper pad.




I used Snips & Snails stamp set from Craftin' Desert Divas which you can find HERE.

There are so many other things this set can be used for, it is not just for Babies!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Crafting!!

Hugs,
Lisa B.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Winter Treat boxes

Hello CDD Fans!  I am here to share with you some treat boxes I made using the adorable images from Craftin' Desert Divas "WINTER TREATS" stamp set. 

These are sized perfectly to color making it easy and fun to create the different holiday heads that are included in this set.


The treat boxes are from SVG Cut's Carousel Ride SVG Kit.  I changed the theme and a few elements for it to fit my needs.  One of the things I love about this file is that you can make two boxes from one sheet of 12x12 paper! The scalloped circles are from Silhouette and were either a freebie or they came with the software for my Cameo.


 I colored them with my Spectrum Noir markers and added some Stickles as well as some Glossy Accents to add some dimension.  


I also took advantage of the SVG's that come with these stamps.  I have to tell you when you are designing a project on your software those come in so handy because it helps you design the project around your stamp, NO more guessing!



You can buy "Winter Treats" stamp set HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today! 
Happy Crafting!!

Hugs,
Lisa B.