Saturday, November 18, 2017

CDD November Release Recap Day 1

I can't believe a week of inspiration has gone by and now you're able to get all of these goodies in the Craftin Desert Divas shop. Yay!  Do you have a favorite?  Earlier I had said mine was the Holiday Sweaters set but then I made the Yeti Fun card. How am I supposed to choose??????!!!!!!!

I paired the adorable bear and kitten from Holiday Sweaters with the Christmas Eve Digi. I had forgotten how nice it is to be able to resize digis to exactly the size you want!  The Fancy Frames Die anchors the scene perfectly--notice how the bear and tree stick outside the edges--just an interesting visual for the card.


My yeti card makes my heart happy!  I love the plaid behind the mountains (notice I diecut two of the mountains from the Scene Builder Dies, just along the edge) and the plaid peeking out behind the Sending Die which I underlay with a dark version as shadow. It's really hard to see in the picture but I colored the mountains and Fall Border Die trees and houses with just a touch of purple used on the yeti. In real life, it helps create a bit more depth to the white on white.


The Details:  Craftin Desert Divas Holiday Sweaters, Fancy FramesChristmas Eve DigiSending DieScene Builder DiesFall Border Die, Doodlebug Designs Sugar Coating Glitter, Copics, VersaFine Onyx Black, Ranger Glossy Accents and Multi Medium Matte, Sakura Pinpoint Quickie Glue Pen, Uniball Pigment Pen, Gmund Savanna Limba Woodgrain cardstock, Lawn Fawn Chill Perfectly Plaid 6x6 Paper

Friday, November 17, 2017

CDD November Release Day 5


Ack, this new CDD Arctic Pals set is adorable! You'll find the images are simple enough and large enough for easy coloring with whatever medium you choose. For instance, someday I hope to watercolor these images.  Woo hoo!

I created a simple background for that cute bear by embossing the card base and layering on a Fall Borders die and Outdoor Landscape 1 die. I love the contrast of the smooth hills against that dimension snow background. The sentiment is from Holiday Sweaters, another new set.

I'm entering this in Simon Says Wednesday Furry Friends and Addicted to Stamps and More #268 Holiday

The Details:  Craftin Desert Divas Arctic Pals, Holiday Sweaters (sentiment), Outdoor Landscape 1 die, and Fall Borders die, Sizzix embossing folder, Copics, Versafine Onyx Black

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

This is Why Snow is Fun


I finally got my hands on the Mama Elephant So Many Snowmen set thanks to Doodle Bugs. Woo hoo!

There are sooo many possibilities with this set. This one I kept simple as I'm planning to bring it along as a make n take for our December crafty gathering. Fun times coming our way!

I'm entering this in Mod Squad Merry and Bright, Addicted to Stamps and More #268 Holiday

The Details:  Mama Elephant So Many Snowmen, Stamplorations Let It Snow die, Copics, Copic Opaque White, Basis Blue Cardstock, Simon Says Stitched Rectangle Die, Doodlebug Sugar Coating Lily White Glitter, Ranger Multi Medium Matte and Glossy Accents (glasses), Zig Glue Pen

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

CDD November Release Day 2

We are on Day 2 of the Craftin Desert Divas Release Lead Up!  You'll be able to get all the new products this Friday--woo hoo!


My first card showcases the new Holiday Sweaters set (my personal favorite of the release, not just because I'm a knitter!) as well as the currently available Sending Die, Sending Sentiments, Stitched in Circles Die and Outdoor Landscapes 2 die. I love the adorable uni and playing off of her colors with the golden yellows and rainbow stripes.  Did you notice the fence die behind her? Such a cool accent.

The Details:  Craftin' Desert Divas Holiday Sweaters, Sending Die, Sending Sentiments, Stitched in Circles Die, Outdoor Landscapes 2 die, Distress Ink Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade, Echo Park Perfect Princess 6x6 Paper, Recollections Washi, Sizzix Snow Embossing Folder


My second card showcases the new Sorted Shapes 1 stencil. I masked part of the stencil to create the trees and used another part of the stencil to add snow. Love the versatility! It worked so well to create a scene with the Outdoor Landscape 1 hill and Oh What Fun girl and bunny.

I'm entering this in Moving Along with the Times #58 Trees and Merry Monday #265 Outdoor Activities.

The Details:  Craftin' Desert Divas Sorted Shapes 1 Stencil, Fancy Frames Dies, Outdoor Landscape 1, Oh What Fun, Holiday Sweaters (sentiment), Distress Oxides, Scor Tape, Doodlebug Glitter, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Marvy Uchida Snow Pen

Monday, November 13, 2017

CDD November Release Day 1



Today kicks off the sneaks for the November Craftin Desert Divas release which will be available to buy this Friday, November 17.  In the meantime, we'll be sharing all sorts of projects with you to get your crafty mojo going!

My first card uses the upcoming Yeti Fun Stamps and Scenery Dies. These coordinate so well together!  I stacked the mountains, coating the edges with Stickles (so blingy!). I curved the sentiment and stamped it in my fav sentiment ink Versafine. I did that before adhering the yeti with foam tape.  Lastly I added a few sequins.  Notice the cupped ones that don't have a hole in the middle?  These are especially reflective, despite what my camera says!

The Details: CDD Yeti Fun, Scenery Dies, Outdoor Landscape Dies, Oh What Fun (sentiment), XX sequins, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Stickles

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Best is Yeti


A goodbye card for a coworker who is moving back to Chicago after deciding Seattle isn't the place for her.  I wonder why? Could it be the rain? The unexpected November snow?  The stand-offish people? Did I say the rain already?  LOL.

I'm entering this in Simon Says Wednesday Snow White, Naughty or Nice #45 Walking in a Winter Wonderland

The Details:  MFT Beast Friends, Hot Off the Press Snowflake stencil, Distress Oxide Salty Ocean, Memory Box Cityscape Nightline Border, Pretty Pink Posh Window Frames die, Hero Arts Forest Scene Stencil, Copics, Distress Ink Pine Needles, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black

Monday, November 6, 2017

CDD November Mood Board - Banner


For this project I was inspired by the CDD November Mood Board Social Media Challenge (use #CDDMonthly when you post to join in) to create a Fall banner for our fireplace. What's really fun is that from year to year I can expand on it with additional images, etc. Fun!


I used the Fancy Frames Dies to create the base for each banner section using really sturdy cardstock. I then cut designer paper using the same die set and adhered those to the bases. Next I started coloring images from Harvest Happiness, Timber, and Harvest Wishes. So cute!  Note the holes were created using a WRMK Crop-A-Dile.


In some cases, I added Fall Harvest Sequins for a bit of bling.


On other panels I used diecuts from Stitched In Circles Dies and Party Dies for added interest.



The Details:  Craftin Desert Divas Harvest Happiness, Timber, Harvest Wishes, Stitched In Circles Dies, Party Dies, Fancy Frames Dies, and Fall Harvest Sequins, Sakura Quickie Glue Roller Pen, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, 1/8" Scor Tape, Carta Bella Hello Fall 6x6 Designer Paper, Neenah 110lb Kraft Cardstock, Copics, Ranger White Enamel Accents