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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.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

CDD May Release Blog Hop

Welcome back to day 2 of  the CDD May Stamp Release Blog Hop.  All stamps & dies are in the CDD Shop and now available for purchase.

This is a 5x7 stamp set

You may purchase stamps & dies HERE

Friday & Saturday ONLY The Sky Is The Limit
 bundle special...

Instock only. Ends 5/23 9pm MST. 

Most stamps have an SVG outline that is free to you. Please check in the CDD Shop under the SVG files category BEFORE you purchase to see if one is available. The SVG outlines makes it so easy. You just cut out the image with your machine and then stamp on it.  The SVG file will be in the CDD Gallery under the file tab and available for you to download.

Here are the release specials for you:

1. Use Code: May to receive 10% off your entire order. Sale starts on 5/22 and ends 5/31 10pm MST.
2. Purchases over $10. gets one free bag of sequins.
$25 get 2 free, $50 get 3 free, $75 get 4 free, $100 get 5 free.
  Just put a note in the order comments with what sequin(s) you would like as your free one(s) and it will be added in. Ends 5/31 10pm MST.

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

I saw awhile ago on YouTube an idea for a magic card.  I thought it would go perfect with the sentiment I used from the Calling All Superheroes stamp set. But I wanted to come up with a different way using the CDD Banner dies to pull it off. After several prototypes I finally did it!  I heat embossed the image on the acetate paper which you can find HERE.  I lined it up by making a template first on vellum so the stamped image underneath would line up.  I used the oval die to cut out the center.  The picture above is how it will look when the person opens it. It looks plain, but then..........

 they pull up the tab and WALAAH! A cute little colored Superhero image!  I used the flag stamp from the Tag It stamp set.  The tag pull on top is the square die from the new Tag Essentials die set. The larger of the banner dies is the gray paper, the smaller one is the yellow paper.  The itty bitty bats are a small punch I bought around Halloween time.

Check out the pretty sequins that has been added to the shop....

You can find them HERE

I hope you have enjoyed this release. Have a great weekend!!!

Today's TCBJ Freebies.....

 You get both patterns when you comment and follow each blog in the line up today. CDD's way to say thank you all so much!!

You must comment on all the hop projects today to get this freebie.
Please email craftindesertdivas@gmail.com to claim your file.

Your next stop is the talented Nanne!

Line up for today incase you get lost along the way:


CDD- www.craftindesertdivas.com
Lisa- http://our2angelsinheaven.blogspot.com/
Nanne- http://nannes-creations.blogspot.com/
Kendra-  http://luv2scrapnmakecards.blogspot.com/
Karen- http://craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com/
Shelly- http://mypaperlove.blogspot.com/
Lori- http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/
Barbara- http://spotofsanity.blogspot.com/
Katy-  http://scrappinkaty.blogspot.com/2015/05/little-super-star-birthday-party.html
Kate- http://smallbitsofpaper.blogspot.com/
TCBJ- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Too-Cute-by-Jessica/196421370434846


  1. First off.... I hope you had a wonderful Birthday! Second... How Flippin' COOL is this card!! Wow!!! LOVE your version of the Magic Card! :) Have a Wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! :)

    Scrappers Anonymous

  2. that is so sweet.. batman is my fave xx

  3. So in love with these new releases. Thanks so much for the hop.

  4. love your card...love those superhero stamps

  5. What a great idea! Those super hero's are too cute.

  6. That is neat, that's a technique I've never seen before, I'm intrigued, thanks for sharing.

  7. Wow. Something new to try It's awesome.

  8. Amazing! This is so cool and too adorable! I have never seen anything like this before! I would love to see a video of how you made this!

  9. Wow! That is so cool! Never seen that before!

  10. You did a great job! Looks terrific.

  11. OMGOSH, Love, love, love your magic card, I've never seen anything like it. The heat embossed outline looks spectacular. Everything about this card is perfect, whom ever receives it is for sure going to fall in love with it.

  12. OH MY that is absolutely the best thing ever! I can't imagine how much patience it took to create this stunning card.....

  13. Wow! What an amazing card! That is such a great idea!

  14. love the little bats in the corners

  15. Wow!! What a Great Card, I love this technique!!!

  16. Love this card, what a great idea.

  17. Amazing card. Great new idea! Thanks for sharing.

  18. What a cool card! TFS! I will have to try this one!

  19. What a cool card! TFS! I will have to try this one!

  20. This is super cool!! I am definitely going to learn how to do this! Super work Lisa :)

  21. Super card! You've inspired me to try to make a magic card.

  22. Awesome magic card! I have to try and make one of those.

  23. brilliantly done - very imaginative card - and also love thos tiny little bats!!! great

  24. Love the batman! Thanks for sharing!

  25. What a great idea!! Love it! You did a great job!!

  26. I love it you did a really good job!

  27. Batman is so cute, thanks for sharing

  28. Such an awesome design!! Beautiful job!

  29. Terrific idea Love the card!! Thanks for sharing the technique!