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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.

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.


  1. What cute little tags. Love the reindeer. Thank you for sharing. Have a nice crafty day.

  2. Lisa I just love this!! The papers are wonderful and I'm so happy you shared your SVG design with me. I've used it already. This is just over the top cute!!!

  3. Beautiful tags. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Very creative, and I love that stamp set!


  5. No other words than Awwww. Beautiful.

  6. awe, at first I thought they were just super cute tags... fabulous papers you have used... then I noticed they were treat holder too... wow... love them!
    ~ Eva Scraps

  7. Your projects have been amazing throughout this hop. TFS!

  8. Cute projects! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Super cute..... Love the idea of a treat holder in a tag form. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Great colors!! this lil Reindeer is adorable

  11. This is awesome!! I love the reindeer...I need to learn to not be so literal in my own work~!

  12. Lisa these are fantastic!!! Wow wow wow love the snowflakes on the reindeer. Hehe hehe and how cool that you created these treat holders. So fun!!! T.F.I

  13. Beautiful Lisa! I can't wait to try this myself. TFS :)

    Purple Monkey Moments

  14. Very creative of you! The reindeer are so cute. Going to try this myself.

  15. Love the snowflake pattern on the reindeer. so cute.

  16. These reindeer are adorable! I love these tags!

  17. this is so adorable. You did a great job!

  18. Your tags are precious! Thank you for sharing!

  19. Super cute traet holder, Love those reindeer!!
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

  20. These tags couldn't be any prettier Lisa! Wonderful project!

  21. These are so pretty!! I love the papers you used and the ribbon looks beautiful! Have a great day! :)


  22. Those are adorable tags! LOVE them! :)


  23. these are really great...they just stand out!

  24. Fabulous Ghiardelli Chocolate holder and how awesome that you designed it! Such pretty papers and that reindeer is just adorable! Love your project!

  25. OMG, wonderful project and oh my the reindeer is so sweet.

  26. Cute set of tags, especially with the jumping reindeer.

  27. I love these! the papers are just perfect and they the reindeer turned out so adorable :)

  28. Your treat holders are wonderful!

  29. Oh wow this is the cutest ever I love the stamp you did an amazing job and the fits perfect and the treat holder is awesome may I ask would u be willing to share it I would be happy to pay u for it

  30. Your tags are just gorgeous!! I love how you stamped the reindeer on pattern paper.