January 31, 2015

New Release Blog Hop-Day 2-CDD

Welcome fellow crafters, you should of arrived here from Leah's blog..

We're so happy to be back with our January ReleaseWe have 3 new stamp sets that are being released today.  All stamps are in the CDD Shop and available for purchase.

check them out HERE

All stamps have an SVG outline that is free to you. This 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: Jan to receive 20% off your entire order. Sale ends 2/1 at 10pm MST.
2. With a minimum $30 purchase (before tax & shipping), the 2x3 freebie will be added to your order automatically. Offer ends 2/1.

Today I have created for you....
I decided to create a love themed layout of my eldest son Aaron and his girlfriend, they've been together for 3 yrs now and she has become such a loved part of our family..
how about a few close ups and some details:
The first sentiment I stamped onto a sign and hung it up with some butterflies..

and the second sentiment  I stamped it onto a card and added a feathered pen die cut to look like it's been written on there :)

The stamp set I used is the Sending love 
and you can buy it HERE.


1. Craftin Desert Divas- 1 stamp each day.
2. Too Cute by Jessica - $25. gift card for regularly-priced patterns.

You must follow and comment on each blog to be eligible for the prizes. Winners will be announced on Tuesday.

We have a new lineup and freebie for tomorrow's hop.

Here's today's line up: Lori's blog

Thank you for hopping along with us girls..
till next time..

January 28, 2015

CDD-Sneak peek reveal

Well, helloooo fellow crafters..
Today is Day 1 of the sneak peeks for the January stamp release at Craftin Desert Divas. We have 3 new stamps in this release.

  These images and sentiments will come with a SVG outline that is FREE to you. They are in the CDD Gallery on Facebook under the files tab.

Here are the release specials for you:
1. Use Code: Jan to receive 20% off your entire order. Sale ends  2/1 10pm MST.
2.  2x3 Freebie is for a $30 minimum purchase (before tax & shipping) in the CDD Shop

Freebie offer ends Feb.1 
Each day, there will be a new FREE SVG pattern.  You can email craftindesertdivas@gmail.com or send a message to the CDD  Facebook page to request it. You must comment and follow each blog in order to get the free file. Join us this Friday & Saturday for our hop and more free files!!!

Today we are showcasing the "Sending Love" stamp set

Here's my project I've created....
I wanted to create a masculine love themed layout and used a photo of my husband.

How about some close ups and details

I decided to stamp my sentiment onto the stamp die cut.. 
I thought that was a fun detail and a clever way to use the stamp set :)

I then stamped the love sentiment onto the smaller stamper..

and of course, I had to add a close ups of my handsome hubby :)
the photo was taken a few years at my mom's wedding..

*all of the die cuts are located in the SIL store and
were cut using the Silhouette Cameo

Here's today's free pattern:

Be sure to comment and follow each blog in order to get the freebie pattern.

CDD stamps are..
 4x6 stamps
Made in the USA
Stamps will be available to order on Friday.

We hope you will stop by the Craftin Desert Divas Shop and the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery Facebook group. We would love for you to join us and share your creations with us using Craftin Desert Divas' stamps. In this group, we show previews first, have giveaways and much more!

Thank you so much for joining us today.  
I hope you will visit the CDD blog tomorrow for more sneak peeks.

Till Next time..

January 27, 2015

Jewel of the Sea- PPPR reveal

Hi fellow scrappers..
I'm here today to share a cute layout I created using some of the fun sea and beach themed cutting files from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon..
It's the middle of winter for us here in Finland I'm dreaming of warmer weather and trips to the beach...LOL
So, here is what I created:
wanted to keep it pink cause the photo is of my daughter which was taken a long time ago one summer here in Finland.. We have beautiful summers here :D

How about some close ups and details:
The clusters of shells and star fish, well those cutting files are in the "Day at the Beach" cutting file.

The title I created using some free fonts which I have in my font stash.. 
the fish netting I created myself..

The coral is in the "Sea Life" cutting file and the little pearls are just circles I cut with my Cameo.

and of course I had to add a close up of my little girl who's not so little anymore..

and theirs my cute little beach themed layout I created..
Thanks for stopping by today and till next time..

January 26, 2015

Craft it up and Link it up Party-CDD reveal

Welcome to the Craft It Up and Link It Up Linky Party hosted by Tara of Craftin Desert Divas

Every other Monday will mark the beginning of a new semi-weekly linky party and you could win fabulous prizes!!  This linky party theme is "3D"

The sponsor are:

CDD- One stamp set

The more you link up, the better chance you have to win.  
Visit Craftin Desert Divas for all the rules and to play along.

for my 3D project, I decided to decorate a paper tea cup with lots of flowers and trim..
How about some close ups and details:

I glued on a bunch of flowers by Recollections, then dry brushed them with white paint.

I used my favorite Martha Stewart punches for this project, butterflies and twig, plus the branch..

I stamped a label with the "Now and Forever" sentiment from the Simply Said stamp set..

top view, just so you can see that it is indeed a cup..LOL

Here is the stamp I used:

and you can buy this HERE

Hope you will Craft It Up and Link It Up!!!
Thanks for stopping by today..

Happy Scrappin ya'll :)

January 25, 2015

Warm and cozy-SOUS die cut reveal

Hi everyone..
I'm here today to  share my layout that I created as my design team project for our "Warm and Cozy" die cut challenge over at S.O.U.S

Here's what I created:
I found these digital papers by Cartabella and thought they were perfect for this challenge..
I printed the papers for the background and then for the die cuts, I flooded the die cuts with the prints in the SIL software, then did the print and cut with my Silhouette Cameo..

How about a few close ups and some details:
 The photo is a bit dark, but its of  my hubby and our beagle dog, Bemsky. Our dog is such a hugger, as soon as you sit down on the couch, he's all over you :)

I actually created these book die cuts myself in the SIL software..

I also added some big brown snowflakes (to match my color scheme), the window in the background to make look like you were warm and cozy inside :) 

because its a masculine layout, I decided to add some stars and a few hearts, plus snow flakes cause the photo was taken last week while we were having a snow storm :)

and there you have my Warm and Cozy layout for our die cut reveal..
Do stop by SOUS and check what amazing projects the rest of our die cut team have created for Fridays reveal..
Till next time fellow scrappers..

January 21, 2015

I love you layout-CDD reveal

I'm  here today to share a fun "I love you" themed layout I created as my design team project for Craftin Desert Diva's..  
I love coffee and when I say that, I mean " I LOVE coffee!"..LOL  I decided to create a fun detailed layout show casing my love for coffee and got to use some of the stamps from the "Say it Big" sentiment set..

Here is what I created:
So super fun :D

how about a few close ups and some details:

I decided to stamp the sentiment "I love you" from the Say It Big stamp set 
onto a tab and then used foam tape to attach it to the frame around my photo. 
Then adding some fun details using coffee beans and leaves :)

I also added the sentiment "Hugs" from the Simply Said sentiment set by tucking it in 
behind the cup to go along with the rest of the saying I created ..

I wanted to add some fun coffee related deails..

I actually have a tattoo of a coffee cup and heart on my lower forearm :)
added a photo of it to my layout..

I used my "Love you a Latte" cartridge and my Cricut Imagine, along with the great Sentiment stamps by Craftin Desert Diva's to create this layout.

You can buy it HERE

and then I used the Say it Big stamp set:
You can buy it HERE

and their ya have it, my love for coffee layout..
thank you for stopping by today..

January 14, 2015

It's the little things layout-CDD reveal

Hey fellow stampers..

I'm here today to a layout I created using some fun die cuts and sentiments from the Simply said and Say it Big stamp sets by Craftin Desert Diva's..

Here's what I created:

Lots of fun details and I love adding a few journaling strips here and there, what a fun way to add detail right?..

How about a few close ups:

I wanted to look like the mittens were holding the sentiment..
Stamped it on some white paper, then cut it up and inked the edges..

my cute little snowman :)  Who doesn't like warm snowman hugs..LOL
I stamped the sentiment on a strip of white cardstock, cut it up and then inked the edges to match the distressed look of my layout.

and I had to add a close up of my pup, who is going to be 11 yrs old this spring, but acts like a puppy :D

Here is the stamp set I used:

You can buy it HERE
and I also used:

and you can buy it HERE

and there you have my winter themed layout using some of the sentiment stamps..
Till next time

January 13, 2015

New Arrival-PPPR reveal

I'm here today to share a layout I created as my design team project for Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons. The layout is for my daughters friend who just had a baby boy a few months back..

Here's what I created:
Lots of fun baby themed goodies :D

How about some close ups and details:

This cute little baby, the box of wipes, baby powder, diapers and safety pins can be found in the "changing Time" cutting file.  I also used one of the bon bon holders from the "Valentines Sweets" cutting file to create the bed for the baby :)

The title I created using some free fonts I have in my font stash, I embellished it with some safety pins and hearts.. The hearts are from the "Valentines Sweets" cutting file..
I thought the layout could use some trim, so used the circle border from the "Borders 1" cutting file.

I wanted to add a few toys to this layout and the sail boat from the "Sail Away" cutting file was perfect :)  I added a few flourish swirls and those are in the "Flourish 2" cutting file.
The photo mats I created, well I used the Stamp edge label from the "Layered Labels 3" cutting file.

Love love love this cute little stork holding the baby.. He can be found in the "stork and baby" cutting file.

and what's a baby layout with out a teddy bear and a onesie..LOL
The teddy bear is in the "Santa's Helpers" cutting file and the onesie can be found in the "Changing time" cutting file..  I also wanted to use a hanger, I found one in the "Mommy to be" cutting file. I then used my knife tool in the SIL software to remove the hanger from the clothing. 

and that explains how I was able to create this cute little baby layout :)

Thanks for stopping by today..
till next time..