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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.

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.


  1. Greta idea Lisa! I love the perforated edge. TFS :)

    Purple Monkey Moments

  2. Love this! Scraplifting/ed it. TFS

  3. Awesome. Thank you for sharing. Have a nice crafty day.

  4. What a great idea. It's awesome.

  5. What a great idea! Very creative. I love it!!


  6. adorable....Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. What a cool tag! Thank you for sharing!

  8. what an awesome idea! thats a great tag. i would have never thought of that.

  9. What a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Beth's Beauties

  10. Sweet! Going to make these for my grandkids!

  11. Great Idea, now to go make some for my kids... I think Santa would love getting his list on these.

  12. Very creative. It was nice of you to make this project just for me, lol.

  13. aww this is such a cute idea love it

  14. This is adorable and a creative way to make a wish list. Thanks for sharing

  15. I love this idea, I will have to make this sometime

  16. So cute - love the snowman.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  17. I just love this fun project, such a creative idea! Love the sweet little snowman too! Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  18. great idea for what I am wanting to do, thanks!

  19. Oh I love it. Thanks for sharing.

  20. I love snowmen and list. Both combined together makes it even better! ! Love it

  21. Awe.... What a CUTE idea! :)


  22. that would e a great idea to sit at each setting and let the fill it out and take a pic of them with and scrapbook with it

  23. awe such a cute idea... turned out super adorable!
    ~ Eva Scraps

  24. Great idea I love it!!
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

  25. Such a great idea! I love how you put it all together!!

  26. love your wish list tag so creative!