Friday, June 23, 2017

CDD June 2017 Release Sneak Peek Day 6 ...

Happy Friday !! 
Welcome to Day 6 or our 
Craftin Desert Divas 
June 2017 Release 
Sneak Peeks . 
Today we are sneak peeking the 
Coffee Wizards stamp set . 

I die cut a piece of cardstock using Fancy Frames dies and Tim Holtz watercolor paper . 

I then did a bit of watercoloring to create the "magical aura"  scene. 
I used Distress Oxide Inks in the colors

For the center of my images I used the 

For the second card I created to share with you today 
I used the very cute 
Birthday Bus stamp set 
from Avery Elle . 

 I loved this cute image from the moment I saw it !! 
 I colored up my image using Copics . 
I then wanted to add some balloons and found these on the Skating By stamp set . 
 Then I added a bit of Distress Inks in the colors Tattered Rose and Spun Sugar to the background , 
stamped my sentiment , and the card was basically done . Quick and simple <3 . 

I hope you enjoy the cards I created to share with you today !! 
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by !! 
Wishing you a wonderful and Blessed day !! 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

CDD June 2017 Release Sneak Peek Day 5 ...

Hello and Happy Thursday everyone !!
Today is Day 5
of our Craftin Desert Divas
June 2017 Release Sneak Peeks .

Today we are sneak peeking the
Coffee Trolls Stamp set .

I was inspired by one of the new sequin mixes being released 
for the colors I used . 

I used Fancy Frames Dies for this card . 
I created the look of a shaker card , without it actually being a shaker . 
I colored my images in first , using Copic markers . 
I love coming up with different combinations , 
sometimes they work and believe me sometimes they don't . 
I then used Distress Inks to create the background . 
I used Tattered Rose ( one of all time favorite colors ) , 
Fired Brick and a bit of Worn Lipstick (I believe ...I forgot to write them down ) . 

For the next card I created to share with you 
I was inspired by the Color Combo Challenge 
This is the inspiration photo : 

This is the card I created : 
 I colored up the cute cake and cupcake image from the Sugar Rush stamp set , 
but I ended up not using them for this card . 
Hopefully , I am able to create cards with them before the challenge is over . 
 I die cut the word Happy from 110lb. cardstock . 
I then used my Distress Inks to create the stripes . 
I used Picked Raspberry , Fossilized Amber , Mowed Lawn and Mermaid Lagoon . 

I love the bright colors ! 
I decided to use the butterfly dies from the 
I used the same colors of Distress Inks to color them in . 


The sentiment is from The Party stamp set . 

I hope you enjoy and feel inspired to create !! 

Thank you so much for stopping by !!
Wishing you a wonderful and Blessed day !! 

Challenges 4 Fun ~ 



Wednesday, June 21, 2017

CDD June 2017 Release Sneak Peeks Day 4 ...

Hello and Super Happy Wednesday !! 
Today is Day 4 of 
our Craftin Desert Divas 
June 2017 Release 
sneak peeks . 

Today we are sneak peeking the 
Dino Dig 
stamp set . 
The sets we are sneak peeking will be available for purchase 
on Friday June 23 . 


I LOVE these dinos !! 
I created a card , tag and treat bag set . 

I also used the Garden Border Dies to create the dirt hills for my scene . 
The base of my card is from the Fancy Frames set . 

I hope you enjoy this set I created to share with you today !! 

For the second set of projects I created to share with you today , 
I used Sweet Stamp Shop Bad To The Bone stamp set . 
It is being released today as part of a bundle 
you can find the info here .  
The singles will be available on Friday for purchase <3 .  


I had so much fun creating with these sets . 

 They are super quick and easy to color up ! 
This one I added some of the sharks from the Between You and Me stamp set . 

I hope you enjoy the projects I created to share with you today !! 
Thank you so much for stopping by !! 
Wishing you a wonderful and Blessed day !! 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

CDD June 2017 Release Sneak Peek Day 3 ....

Happy Tuesday everyone !! 
I am stopping by today to share a couple of cards 
I have created . 

It is Day 3 of our Craftin Desert Divas June Release 
Sneak Peeks . 
Today we are sneak peeking the 
Western Bandits stamps . 

 I used Distress Oxide Inks once again for this card . 
I used the colors Broken China, Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo and Peeled Paint . 
I also added a bit of Chipped Sapphire to darken the sky a bit . 
 I colored the image in using Copic markers . 


You can join our Facebook Event here


For the second card I created to share with you today , 
I was inspired by the current Color Challenge 
from My Favorite Things 
and the Camp Create Challenge 

For this card I went with the Spectacular Shakers challenge for this card . 
I used the super cute 
Beautiful Girl stamp set . 

 I love the colors from the challenge and knew I had to use them for this card . 
 I colored in my images using Copic markers . 
I started with RV69, 66 and 63 for my plum shade . 
I then added a bit of YR16 to the edges of her tutu then blended inwards with 
Y38 , Y35, Y23 then a bit of B000 and B01 . 

 I used tulle for the first time for my shaker , inspired by the amazing Jennifer Mcguire . 
 I die cut a matching piece of cardstock to go on the inside of my card and used my 
Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet to create the background . 
The sentiment is from the 
adorable Forest Friends stamp set . 

I also created a matching spread in my mini happy planner 
with the same colors and images . 


Thank you so much for stopping by !
Wishing you a wonderful and Blessed day !! 


Challenges 4 Fun ~ 
Spectacular Shakers 


Monday, June 19, 2017

Happy Birthday with Mama Elephant ....

I am back with a second post for today <3 . 
If you would like to see the first one , 
please feel welcome to click here . 

For the second post I am sharing two birthday cards 
I created for some of the sweetest IG 
crafty ladies I have been blessed to meet !! 

I used the adorable Lunar Animals 
and Little Edibles stamp sets 
from Mama Elephant . 

 For the first card I heat embossed the sentiment from the Mama Elephant Surprise Sentiments stamp set . The fonts in this set are beautiful !! 
 I used Bristol Smooth cardstock for my card base since I knew I would be doing a bit of watercoloring. I started by adding the Distress Oxide Inks in the colors Worn Lipstick , Cracked Pistachio and a bit ot Wilted Violet . 
 I heat dried it , then went over the middle area again with an actual watercolor in a minty tone . 
I heat dried that layer as well . 
 I then colored up the images and assembled my card . 
 For the second card I went with the same design , with the exception of heat embossing . 
Instead I stamped the sentiment using Ranger Archival Ink .
 I began with Distress Oxide Ink in Wilted Violet .
 I did the same process as the card above . 
 Here is a look of both cards side by side . 
These were quick and fun to create !! 

Thank you so much for stopping by !! 
Wishing you a wonderful and Blessed day !! 

Challenges 4 Fun ~ 
Emboss It 

CDD June 2017 Release Sneak Peek Day 2 ...

Hello and Happy Monday !! 
It is Day 2 of our 
Craftin Desert Divas
June 2017 Release 
Sneak Peeks . 

Today we are sneak peeking the 
Wild West stamp set 
and 
the Southwest Border Dies . 

 I decided to create a pop up card .
 I used a file from the Silhouette Store . 
The only adjustment I made to the card base was to make it a bit smaller . 
 I added Distress Inks to the backgrounds to make the sky and ground . 
I am loving the new Distress Oxide inks , 
I used a couple of those for this card ( I will list them below ) . 

 I die cut the Southwest Border die , then I inked it up to match my card base . 
I did the same thing to the cactus . 
 I then used my Copics to color in my little cowboy , saloon and horse . 
It was such a fun and easy card to create !!! 
I hope you will join us for the 
CDD Facebook Event here

Thank you so much for stopping by !!
Wishing you a wonderful and Blessed day !! 

CDD Products Used : 
June 2017 Release : 
Wild West Stamp set 
Southwest Border Dies 

Distress Oxide : 
 Image 1

Image 1


Image 1

I did add Distress Ink in the color Faded Jeans 
over the top edge and a bit over the Broken China 
to darken it up . 


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