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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Cup of Sea ~ Craftin Desert Divas May Release Sneak Peek

May 22, 2019 0 Comments
Hello Friends! Welcome to my blog!

Today I am sharing a look at Craftin Desert Divas new Cup Of Sea Stamps.

Affiliate links have been used where applicable. It does not cost you extra when you click on them but I do get a small compensation. )

This set combines the love of coffee with the love of mermaids! Who would have ever thought of that! The images are super cute and the fonts for the sentiments are fabulous!

For this card I started by creating a background using Distress Oxide Inks in Dried Marigold and Carved Pumpkin and CDD Burst Stencil. I wanted this to look like a radiating sun so I added a circle punched piece to the center. Shimmer was added to the whole thing with Perfect Pearls in the color Perfect Pears and White Linen Spray for more interest. I set that aside to dry.

Next I worked on the ocean waves. I used CDD Outdoor Landscape 2 Dies and Distress Oxide Inks in Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon, and Salty Ocean. I spritzed this with water and dabbed it with a paper towel. 


While those were drying, I colored my image with Copic Markers and fussy cut the image and popped my mermaid up with some foam square for dimension and added the waves on top.

I stamped my sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black Ink using  a stamp press to get a nice dark sentient.

To finish things off I used a White Gelly Roll Pen on the mermaid. CDD Fall Harvest Sequins were the perfect finishing touch.

Be sure to head on over the CDD Facebook Gallery to see all the projects that have been made with this set.

The stamps will be available May 24, 2019.





Beautiful Day ~ Altenew Educator Certification Program

May 22, 2019 4 Comments
Hello Friends! 

I am so glad to be back sharing another project featuring Altenew Products.



Affiliate links have been used where applicable. It does not cost you extra when you click on them but I do get a small compensation. )

This card was created as my final project for the Clean and Simple Boutique Cards Class. 

I pulled inspiration from two of the lessons: Foiling/Metallic Details and Faux Letterpress/Embossing.

For this card I pulled out the gorgeous Altenew Beautiful Day Stamps and Dies



I began by stamping the floral image, leaves, and the small floral images with Versamark Watermark Ink and sprinkled it with Ranger Embossing Powder in Gold.  Using a heat gun I melted the powder. 

Once the embossing cooled I stamped the layers. For the flowers, I skipped the first solid layer as I wanted to keep these light ad bright. For the other two layers I used Altenew Crisp Dye Ink in Rose Quartz and Cotton Candy. The layer for the leaves were stamped in Forest Glades.

After the stamping I used Altenew Beautiful Day Dies and die cut the images. I set these aside and worked on my background.


This card is to be Clean and Simple so I cut my white card panel to 4.25" X 5.5". I placed this in my score board and added scored lines along the left and bottom of the panel. I also added a few score lines in the upper right corner only going partially across the panel.

I arranged the floral pieces on my card panel before adhering to see the best placement for my sentiment. The sentiment I chose is included in the Beautiful Day Stamp Set. I decided to heat emboss it with the same gold embossing powder I used for my images. I was a bit worried that the lettering would be too small but I think it came out okay!

I arranged the floral images on the card using Lawn Fawn Glue and some Foam Adhesive Squares allowing some of the images to fall off the edges. I trimmed those and added my panel to a card base.


It is not easy doing Clean and Simple Cards but this class does help. I am not sure I achieved that here but I do know I will be using many of the techniques learned in my future projects.

Check out all of the classes Altenew has to offer. There is so much to learn and so much inspiration. 






Sunday, May 19, 2019

Grow In Kindmess ~ Craftin Desert Divas May Release

May 19, 2019 0 Comments
Hello Friend!

Today the Craftin Desert Divas designers begin showing you a look at the upcoming stamp release from Craftin Desert Divas.

Out first set is the Kindness Grows Stamps.

( Affiliate links have been used where applicable. It does cost you extra when you click on them but I do get a small compensation. )

This set of stamps was designed by the talented Anna Kovalenko. It has several succulents that can be put inside the hanging vase and her sentiments are beautiful.

For this card I started by creating my card panel.

 I used the technique in which you drag your ink pads across the panel. I love the different streak of color that can be achieved. For this I used three different Distress Oxide Inks in the following colors: Shaded Lilac, Twisted Citron, and Mowed Lawn. I set that aside to dry and worked on my images.


I stamped and colored my images with Copic Markers. a white Gelly Roll Pen was used to give some added details. Once I was happy with the coloring I fussy-cut the image leaving a very small white border.


I mounted the image on my card base with foam tape and added a gold string and bow. Lastly, I stamped my sentiment using Versafine Onyx Back Ink.

Please head on over to the Craftin Desert Divas Facebook Gallery to see all the amazing projects the designers have created.

These stamps will be available for purchase May 23, 2019. You can find them at Craftin Desert Divas.


Thursday, May 16, 2019

Thoughts of You ~ CDD Creative Inspiration

May 16, 2019 0 Comments
Hello Friends,

Today I am sharing a card created as inspiration for the current Craftin Desert Divas Monthly Creative Inspiration. This month's theme is Thankful for Spring.


I decided to use CDD It's A Spring Thing stamps and the Hill Scene 2 Stencil for a clean and simple card.



I started by creating a background using the Hill Scene 2 Stencil with some Distress Oxide Inks. Using three different inks I kept my focal area to the lower right side of my card panel. I used Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn for the grass and for the clouds I chose Shaded Lilac. Once I was happy with the blended background I used the CDD Fancy Frame Die and Big Shot to cut my panel.

Before stamping I cut my images out using the Its A Spring Thing SVG file. With the help of a stamp positioner I stamped my images using Momento Tuxedo Black ink. The images were colored with Copic Markers.


I stamped a sentiment for an older CDD stamp set that is no longer available and arranged my images. I  popped up the butterfly and squirrel with some foam tape and added the orange flowers directly to the base. I took my panel and added a piece of fun foam that I had prepped with some Scrapbook.com Adheasive. Using a little bit of Lawn Fawn Glue I added the panel to my card base. 

To finish the card off I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers ad butterfly and a few CDD Shimmer Sequins.

I hope this card gives you a smile and little inspiration. If you would like to participate in this month's challenge created a project and use #CDDCREATIVEINSPIRATION on Instagram. We would love to see what you create!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Wish Big! ~ CDD InstaHop

May 16, 2019 0 Comments
Hello there! Welcome to my blog!

Today's card was designed for the Craftin Desert Divas Instahop on Instagram.


The hop has some awesome prizes. To include this cute set called March On.

For this card I started by creating my background using the CDD Hill Scene 2 Stencil and some Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide Ink.  I set that aside and went on to create a hillside using the Hill Sentiment Die. I cut this out twice and carefully snipped off the letters from one of my pieces. For this piece I used Distress Oxide Inks in Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn to create my green grass. 

For the other piece I colored in the letters with Copic markers. I layered this piece behind the first and then added them to the cloud layer. These were then mounted onto a red card base.

I stamped the images from the March On stamp set and colored these cute little animals with Copic Markers. Since there are no dies fo this set I fussy-cut our my critters. I arranged them on my card base, popping up each image with foam tape. 

I added some sparkle for a Clear Wink of Stella pen and that card was complete.

I really love the bright and fun look to this card.

Here is a look at one of the prizes you could win if you hopped along with us on Instagram.


Pretty awesome! There is also, a $50 store credit that can be won!

For your chance to win head on over to Instagram and begin the hop.

You can find me here: @craftedblissstudio



Sunday, May 12, 2019

Just for You ~ Altenew AECP

May 12, 2019 3 Comments
Hello Friends! Welcome to my blog!

For my card today I have created a layered stamped design using Altenew products. This card is a class project for the Altenew Educator Certification Program. As well as, a card created for my mother-in-law for Mother's Day.


I have created this card to complete the All About Layering 2 Course. Although I did not have any of the stamp sets featured in this course. It is super helpful as you can apply the tips to any of your Altenew layering stamps.

To create this card I prepared a card base using Neenah Solar White 110# cardstock. This card is side folded sized at 5"x7".

To the base I layered a white panel that I had die cut with Altenew's Mandala Die. It's hard to see in the picture but this gave my card some beautiful texture and added a lace feature to the design.

For the flowers I used Altenew's Strength Blooms. To make choosing inks easier I chose to use the mini ink cube sets that Altenew carries. These sets come in four coordinating shades that make it so easy to get these beautiful layered looks. The ink sets used here are: Summer Afternoon, Cherry Blossom, Sea Shore, and Tropical Forest

I diecut the flowers and leaves using the Strength Blooms Dies.  


To assemble my card, I added a piece of Bazzill Basics Vellum that I had diecut using the Nested Circles Decorative Die Set for Scrapbook.com. To this I heat embossed a sentiment from Altenew's Just For You Stamps using WOW! Opaque Bright White Super Fine embossing powder.

Around the circle I arranged the flowers and leaves, adding a few gold leaves to the mix and popping my center flower with some foam tape.  Next I added a diecut "You" from Altenews Just For You Die. I cut this once in gold cardstock and three times out of white. I stacked the layers and offset the gold layer. I love that you can see some of the gold and that there is a bit of dimension from stacking the diecuts.

To complete the card I added some chunky glitter in gold with a Quickie Glue Pen.

I hope you enjoyed your visit today.

If you are a mother I wish you a very Happy Mother's Day!

I will be adding this card to the Simon Says Stamp "For A Special Lady" Challenge.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Vintage Roses Thank You ~ Altenew

May 07, 2019 4 Comments
Hello Friends! I am finally back from vacation and ready to get crafty again!

While on vacation I was notified that I had been accepted into the Altenew Educator Certification Program. You don't even know how excited I am!! 

I have an education background so combining it with my love for stamping is going to be a match made in heaven!


For my first project I created this thank you card using the beautiful Altenew Vintage Roses Stamps and coordinating dies along with a sentiment from the Altenew Painted Greetings Stamps.

The Vintage Roses stamp set was one of the featured sets in the All About Layering Course. I just had to pull them out and use them as they were the very first stamps I had purchased from Altenew.

The All About Layering Course is a free course that anyone can take and it focuses on how to layer 10 different Altenew stamp sets. There are many hints along the way to help see where to line up the stamps. It was especially helpful for the Vintage Roses stamps.

For my card I began with stamping. I found it very helpful to use a stamping platform. It made it easer fo me to line up my stamps and stamp several flowers at one time.

For the roses I used Altenew inks in the following colors: Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ruby Red, and for extra depth I used Jet Black. The leaves were stamped with the following: Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, and Evergreen. You may find it helpful to buy your inks in a set. The set I recommend is the Altenew Floral Ink Set.

Once all of my flowers were stamped I die cut them with the coordinating dies and set them aside.

I moved on to my card panel. For this layer I cut some Neenah Solar White cardstock to 4.5"x5.5". I die cut the panel with the Inside Scallop Oval Die from Craftin Desert Divas. For interest I die cut the opening near the bottom of the panel. I added some of the same colors of Altenew ink to my Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat and mixed with a little water. I used a small paint brush and added some splatters. Once dry I adhered the panel to the card base created from Neenah Solar White 110# cardstock.


Before arranging the roses around my oval window I stamped a sentiment from Altenew's Painted Greetings Stamps in Jet Black Ink.  

This card came out so beautiful and I am excited to give it to the recipient.

I hope to be back soon with my next Altenew project!




Sunday, April 14, 2019

Teacher, You are the Best ~ Craftin Desert Divas April Release

April 14, 2019 0 Comments
Hello Friends! Today I am sharing a look at Craftin Desert Divas new Happy Girls Stamps and Moroccan Stencil.


For this card I started with a panel of Neenah Solar White 110# cardstock cut to 4.25"x5.5". I taped off the bottom third with some Thermoweb Purple Tape and used the new Moroccan Stencil on top. I blended the stencil with Distress Oxided Inks in the following colors: Picked Raspberries, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, and Wilted Violet. Once I was happy with the blend I went on the blend the ink into my letters that I die cut with the CDD Stitched Alphabet Dies.

I set everything aside to dry and stamped my images front new CDD Happy Girls Stamps. I colored my little teacher with Copic markers. For the chalkborad I carefully stamped just the outer portion with Momento Tuxedo Black ink and then I used Versamark ink to do the letters. I heat embossed the letters with some Wow Embossing Powder in Opaque Bright White. I colored the outside of my chalkboard with Copic markers but for the inside I blended some Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink.



To complete this card I popped up my images and letter onto some foam tape and added sentiment from the new CDD Mom & Me stamps. I added some white gel pen accents and some Ranger Glossy Accents to my little girl's glasses.

The new stamps and stencils will be available for purchase April 17 in the CDD Shop.


Be sure to check out all of the inspiration by visiting the CDD Gallery on Facebook.

Thank your stopping by today!

Friday, April 12, 2019

Mom, You Are the Best ~ Craftin Desert Divas April Release

April 12, 2019 1 Comments

Hello Friends! Long time no posting!

It's been a while since I posted. A family need has been keeping me away but I am happy to say that I an getting back into the swing of things

Today kicks off the new Craftin Desert Divas April Sneak Peeks

The first stamp set that I am featuring is the new Mom & Me Stamps.



Since this is a card for a special mom I decided that I had to do everything pink!!

I started by creating a background using the cute spots pattern that is included in the new Mom & Me stamps. The pattern was stamped in Spun Sugar Distress Ink and heat embossed in Clear Embossing Powder by Ranger. Once everything was cooled I die-cut the panel with CDD Crazy Stitched Frames Dies.

Next I colored up these cute little leopards and their momma using Copic markers and for a fun twist I chose shades of pink. I fussy-cut my image and set it aside.

I took the scalloped circle die from CDD Stitched in Circles dies and cut out the circle, I used the same Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Ink I used earlier and added some clouds using the CDD Hill Scene 2 Stencil. To this I stamped a sentiment from the new Mom & Me stamps using Cathrine Pooler's Icing on the Cake Ink and them stamped again using some Versamark ink, I heat embossed the sentiment using the same Clear Embossing Ink from Ranger.

Now that I had all of my elements ready I put the card together. I chose a nice chocolate cardstock for my card base and added some fun foam to the back of my background. I added some Baker's Twine  before adhering to the card base.

I then popped up my scalloped circle with some foam tape and added foam tape to my little family, as well. 

To finish off my card I added a bow using the same Baker's Twine and a few hearts that I had colored with a brown Copic Marker. I added some Ranger Glossy Accents and my card was complete!



Be sure to head on over to the Craftin Desert Divas Facebook Gallery to see even more inspiration from the design team!

The new stamps and dies will be available April 17!

You can find this products and more in the Craftin Desert Divas Shop!





Friday, February 22, 2019

Just For Ewe

February 22, 2019 0 Comments
Hello Friends and Welcome to my blog!

Today I am sharing another look at Craftin Desert Divas Wooly Lambs stamps.


These images are so sweet! I could not wait to use them again.

To begin I started with a panel of Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock and used the CDD Hill Scene 2 Stencil with some Shaded Lilac Distress Ink to create my clouds. I let that dry for a few moments then used CDD Blooming Tree Stencil along with some Distress Inks in Tea Dye and Twisted Citron to create some tree branches. To give the leaves a little more depth I colored the leaves with Copic Markers.

To the bottom of the panel I added some grass die-cut from CDD Outdoor Landscape 2 Dies and used Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover Distress Ink to give it some color. The fence, also from CDD Outdoor Landscape 2 Dies, was cut three times and glued together for a bit of dimension and add to the scene. This panel was then added to a card base of Neenah Classic Crest 110# cardstock.

For my images I first cut the shapes using my Silhouette Cameo and CDD Wooly Lambs SVGs. I stamped the images from the Wooly Lambs stamps and colored them with Copic Markers. Before adding them to my panel I stamped my sentiment and colored it in with Copic Markers.

I popped up the little lamb and butterfly with some foam squares and the card is complete!

All the products I used today are linked. 
To find all of the Craftin Desert Divas products please visit the CDD Shop.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!
Saundra


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Eastercorn Wishes! ~ Craftin Desert Divas

February 20, 2019 0 Comments
Hello Friends! Welcome to my blog!

Today I sharing card featuring Craftin Desert Divas new Eastercorn Stamps and the new Sorted Shapes 3 Stencil.


To begin, I started with a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock, some Distress Oxide Inks, and CDD Hill Scene 2 Stencil to create some clouds. I was in the mood for some color so I used several Distress Oxide Inks to create my rainbow clouds. The colors I used are Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, and Wilted Violet.  I let it dry for a bit and ran this panel through my Big Shot with the CDD Crazy Stitched Frames Dies. I really love this die and its stitched detail.

Next I took the new CDD Sorted Shapes 3 Stencil and some Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone and added some random hearts to my background. I set this aside to dry and went on to do some stamping coloring.

Before stamping and coloring I cut out my images with the Easterncorn Outline SVG with my Silhouette Cameo. I stamped the new CDD Eastercorn stamps and colored the cute unicorn and birdie with my Copic Markers. For some detail I added a few highlights with a white gel pen

Now that everything was dried it was time to assemble my card. I started with some Neenah Solar White 110# cardstock to create my card base. I layered my die-cut panel on top and stamped my sentiment from the new Eastercorn stamps with some Black Gina K Amalgam Ink. I popped up my images with some foam squares. To bring this up to another level I added some Ranger Glossy Accents to the balloons for some added shine.


These stamps and dies are available for purchase in the CDD Shop.


Now through February 24, 2019 you can can receive an Exclusive Mini Stamp FREE with a $40.00 Purchase before shipping.

Thank yo for joining me today!


Sunday, February 17, 2019

Be Mine ~ Craftin Desert Divas February Release

February 17, 2019 0 Comments
Hello Friends! Welcome to my blog!

Today's card features the new Heart Mandala Die from Craftin Desert Divas.

This die is absolutely beautiful and I kept my card pretty simple to let this die shine.


I die-cut the Heart Mandala Die in the center of some Neenah Classic Crest 110# cardstock and then die-cut it again with the CDD Fancy Frames Dies. I ink-blended this panel with Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Inks and set it aside.

I took another panel of cardstock and ink blended it with some Abandoned Coral and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Inks. This panel was layered under my die-cut panel and I white heat embossed a sentiment in the center. The sentiment is from an older CDD stamp set that is no longer available.

Now it was time to build the card bu I felt I needed my card base ink-blended, as well. I used the same Distress Oxide Inks in Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick. To my card base I added a a layer from velum, my ink-blended layer that goes behind the die-cut panel and then by die-cut panel. 

I could have called it complete at this point but I decided to add once more finishing touch with some Strawberry Coulis Nuvo Jewel Drops.

The full February Release, including the Heart Mandala Die, is now available in the CDD SHOP.



Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Thank Ewe ! Craftin Desert Divas February Release

February 13, 2019 0 Comments
Hello Friends!

Today's card features the new Craftin Desert Divas Wooly Lambs Stamps and Sorted Shapes 3 Stencil.


The new Wooly Stamps are so cute! I cannot get over it! I had a lot of fun coloring this image and really love that I was able to achieve this much texture with Copic Markers and a white gel pen.

I popped this sweet lamb up with some foam squares onto a background panel that was cut with CDD Fancy Frames Dies. The create the background I masked off the edges of the card so that I only had a circle shape in the middle. I used CDD Hill Scene 2 Stencil with some Distress Oxide Inks in Mowed Lawn and Worn Lipstick to created my grassy hill and sky. With the mask still on I used the new Sorted Shapes 3 Stencil and some Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone to add some shimmery hearts in the sky. 

While that was drying I took a piece of pink cardstock and prepared it to mat under my die-cut panel. The color wasn't quite right so I used my blending brush and the Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide to get a better match. I added the panel to my card base of Neenah Classic Crest Cardstock and added craft foam to my background panel. 


I stamped my sentiment with a little Shaded Lilac and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Inks for a bit of gradients and popped my little lamb onto the card. I love the subtle shimmer of the glitter paste and this sweet image will make anyone smile.


Only a few more days until the full reveal and all of the new products will be in the CDD shop!

AND, Check out this cute little freebie that come with any $40.00 purchase!



Thanks for stopping by. I will be back soon with another project!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Always Be Yourself Unless...

February 12, 2019 0 Comments
Hell0 Friends! Welcome!!

Today I am sharing card featuring products from Craftin Desert Divas.


I really love the way this card came together!

To create this card I started with a piece of Neenah Solar White 110# Cardstock, CDD Polygon Stencil and Distress Oxide Inks in Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry. I blended the ink onto my cardstock until I achieved the look I was going for. I splattered a few water droplets on to the cardstock and picked it up with a cloth and then sprayed it with some Iridescent Glitter Dust Spray. Once everything was dry I cut my panel at an angle and layered it on a piece black cardstock and added it to my card base,

My sentiment and image is from CDD Panda-bilities Stamps. I cut the panda using the co-ordinating SVG and stamped him with my Misti stamping tool.  I colored the cute little pandas and balloons with Copic Markers.


I stamped my sentiment with Versa Fine Onyx Black in and added clear embossing powder and heat set it. I added my little panda and popped him with some foam squares. I added some Ranger Glossy Accents to the ballon and the panda's eyes and for a finishing touch I scattered some CDD Lollipop Sequins to the card.

That's it for today's card! I appreciate you stopping by.


Sunday, February 10, 2019

Easter Wishes ~ Craftin Desert Divas February Release

February 10, 2019 0 Comments
Hello and welcome to my blog!

Today I am sharing a look at the new Craftin Desert Divas Eastercorn Stamp set.

It is another take on the cute little unicorns that you have come to know from CDD.



For my card today, I started with a piece of Distress Watercolor Cardstock and Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors and created a fun rainbow-colored background. I am still learning about this coloring medium so backgrounds may be what I play with for a while.

I applied a few layers of color allowing them to dry between. Once I was happy with the final layer I allowed it to dry them splattered it with more water color.  I set that aside to dry completely and proceeded to color my images.

I used the coordinating SVG my Silhouette Cameo to cut out my shadowed layer of the images and them stamped the images on top.

I colored the little unicorn and bird friends with Copic Markers and added a little bit of sparkle to the images with a glitter pen.

Now that the background piece was dry I ran it through my Big Shot with the CDD Fancy Frames Die. I added some craft foam to the back and popped it up onto my card base.

I stamped my sentiment from the new Eastercorn stamps and popped up the Wishes sentiment with foam squares. I added the images to card and popped them up, as well.

To finish my card I added a few sequins from CDD's Pastel Paradise Sequins and Pizazz Sequins.

These stamps will be available for purchase February 15, 2019. You can find them in the CDD Shop.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Sending Love with Craftin Desert Divas

January 25, 2019 1 Comments
Hello Friends!

Today I am sharing a card featuring products from Craftin Desert Divas.

I adore these little mice from the P.S. I love You stamps stamps and had to make another card with them.


To create this card I first started by cutting a panel of Simon Says Stamp Fog Cardstock to fit an A2 sized card base.

I used CDD Inside Scalloped Oval Dies to create a window for my cute little mice and then ran it through my die cutting machine with the CDD Heart Galore Stencil and an embossing mat. I really love the effect this gives and it's another use for your stencils.

Once I had the car base prices ready it was time to stamp and color this cute little mouse couple from CDD P.S. I Love You stamps. This little couple were stamped onto some XPress It cardstock with some SSS Intense Black Ink. This combination is my preferred method to use when coloring with Copic Markers.

Once I had my couple colored I fussy-cut them out leaving their tails behind then stamped them again on another piece of white cardstock so that I would have their outlines.

I placed the stamped cardstock in the window of the Fog card panel and added the frame for the oval. I popped my little mice that I had colored up with some foam squares and added to the outline images. Now they have tails!!

I added this layer onto a card base and stamped my sentiment in some Versa Fine Onyx Black Ink.

I added a few dots with a black multilines and adhered the heart to the frame. To finish the card off I gave the heart some spark with some Clear Wink of Stella and added some Glossy Accents.

I hope you enjoyed my card from today!

Hope to see you soon!




Monday, January 21, 2019

Be a Panda! ~ Craftin Desert Divas January release

January 21, 2019 0 Comments
Hello and welcome to my blog!

Today I have another look at Craftin Desert Divas new Panda-Bilities stamps.


I adore this new stamp set. It has the cutest pandas!

For my card I started with a Neenah 110# card base. I taped off a section to do some ink blending with the CDD Hill Scene 2 Stencil and some Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink. I love the pink clouds and really think it gives the card a whimsical look.

I cut  out my pandas with my Silhouette Cameo and the Panda-Bilities SVGs then stamp stamped the shapes with the new Panda-bilities stamps. I colored them with Copic Markers and set them aside. I created the bamboo using the bamboo shoot found in CDD Panda Pals stamps (no longer available). I used some masking to create the different lengths. 

Once all of my elements were colored I arranged them on my card front and stamped my sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

I adhered the bamboo directly to the card base and used foam squares to pop up my pandas. I finished the card off with some clear sequins and added some Clear Wink of Stella to the butterfly.

 Be sure to head on over to the CDD Shop.

Today is the last day to get 20% off your entire purchase using code Jan2019.


Friday, January 18, 2019

Adventure Awaits ~Craftin Desert Divas January Release

January 18, 2019 0 Comments

Hello and welcome to my blog!

Today I am featuring a card I created with Craftin Desert Divas new Pirate Pals Stamps.

This is a fun set that includes critters dressed up like pirates.


To create my scene I started by inking up a background using the CDD Burst Stencil and Distress Oxide inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, and Wild Honey. I blended these onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock. Once I was happy with the blend I splattered on some water droplets and soaked it up with a. dry cloth. For added sparkle I added some Perfectly Gold Perfect Pearls.

Next I worked on the ocean waves that were diet with CDD Ocean Border Dies and Outdoor Landscape Dies. I used Distress inks here, as well. The colors I used are Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon, and Salty Ocean. I also cut out the sand from the CDD Outdoor Landscape Dies and added some texture with my Copic Markers.

I die cut each of the background components with the CDD Torn Paper Dies and adhered them together. I added the palm tree to the scene. The palm tree is included in the CDD Island Dies. I cut this from white card stock and colored the tree with my Copic Markers.

Lastly, I added the cute little bunny pirate, treasure, and flag from the new CDD Pirate Pals Stamps and a sentiment from the CDD Away We Go stamps. I mounted everything on my card base the that complete the card.

The January Release is now available for purchase in the CDD Shop.
Use the code: Jan2019 
to receive 20% off your entire purchase through Jan 21, 2019