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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.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Craftin Desert Divas Blog Hop day #2

To celebrate the new release, Craftin Desert Divas is picking 3 winners to win their choice of stamp set! Winners will be chosen at random from the comments in the blog hop. 
You have up to 4 chances to qualify to win!

  1. Leave a comment on this blog post
  2. Like/share CDD on Facebook: Craftin Desert Divas
  3. Join us in the CDD Gallery: Craftin Desert Divas Gallery
  4. Follow CDD on Instagram: Craftin Desert Divas IG

Each action qualifies for one entry, max 4 entries per hopper please! Winners will be announced on Monday on the CDD Blog.

Now let's get on with the CDD release hop with our amazing designers!

All stamps are in the CDD Shop and now available for purchase HERE.



We also have a special priced May Release Bundle that's only available for this weekend only.

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

When I saw the cactus set for some reason the first thing that popped into my head was a desert sunset of sorts. I achieved the sky with some of my Tim Holtz distress markers and free handed the desert sand. I paper pieced the cactus and flower on the front. The sentiment came from THIS & THAT and the Cactus w/flower came from the Prickly set. To finish off the edges I used my Fancy Frames die set. My mission was to keep this plain and let the image be the "star". lol

Here are the specials for this release:

1 FREE 3x4 stamp and 1 bag of sequins for orders that are $50 or more
 before taxes & shipping. 
Offer is only good 5/13 thru 5/15 10pm MST. 
Freebies will automatically be added to your order, no special request please.

  New SEQUIN MIXES will be on SALE for $1.00 each!!!

From 5/16 - 5/23 every order will get two bags of sequins. They will automatically be added to your order, no special request please. 

 Enjoy these specials for in stock items only starting 5/13 thru 5/23 at 10pm MST. 
All stamps and Dies are made in the USA.

Mindy has designed and used this adorable SVG claw machine spaceship to make her project today and we've added it to the CDD Shop for free during the 2 day hop.

We hope you have enjoyed this release and will join us again tomorrow for more design team inspiration.

Your next stop is the super talented:



  1. You definitely captured a wonderful colorful desert sunset look on this creation with the baackground & cactus. Have a BEE-utiful day!
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Love this ! The star night sky is gorgeous! Awesome card, I've really enjoyed the projects in this release!

  3. Beautiful card! Love the background!

  4. Great card! Your background is awesome - looks just like a desert night under the stars!

  5. Wow, an absolutely gorgeous background and perfect for the stamp set!

  6. DELIGHTFUL card!!!
    LOVE your CUTE cactus and MAGICAL sky - WOW!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY AWESOMENESS :)

  7. Great card, I love galaxy backgrounds!

  8. I really like the background you created.. It make the image pop up... Love it Lisa

  9. Gorgeous card, I love the background!

  10. Another cute card, love the colored background

  11. I just love night blooming cacti and your sky is fabulous!!

  12. So pretty, what a fabulous background!

  13. This is absolutely beautiful in every way! T.F.I

  14. Oh, my goodness!!! Your background is stunning!! It definitely looks like a night time sky in the desert. Perfect!

  15. Your background is a,aging and makes the cactus sand out so well live your design xx

  16. Love your card and your background is AMAZING! Love how you showcased the new stamps!

  17. Wonderful background! I especially love the colors you used. Beautiful!

  18. Love your bright sunset background...beautiful card.

  19. This is an absolutely beautiful card. Love the colors!

  20. This is an absolutely beautiful card. Love the colors!

  21. I do feel like I am alone in the desert next to this cactus and reciting "Star Light, Star Bright....". It's a great card and the background is amazing!

  22. Hy Lisa!
    Thank you so much on your lovely coments on my blog, that realy ment a lot to me :)
    Your card is stunning, love that stile and maby one day I will have oportunity and make something like that :)
    ps. you are werry brave woman and I wish you and your loving fammily the best of all cause you deserve it!! ♥ ♥