April 24, 2015

Sweet Kitty LO-Sketch reveal SOUS

Hi fellow scrappers..

I'm here today to share my layout for our sketch challenge reveal for S.O.U.S and I decided to create a fun kitty themed layout for my daughter..

Here is my take on this sketch:
I went facebook stalking again and got some cute photos of my daughter with her cat..

How about a few close ups and some details:

wanted to add some playful lettering to my layout and found these on the Kate's ABC's Cricut cartridge..

The cluster of photos... 

I added lots of layers to this layout.. 

All of the die cuts I used on my layout are located on the  Kate's ABC's Cricut cartridge.
except for the fancy background, that is a Cameo image that I found in the SIL store..

and their you have it, my fun take on this weeks sketch ..
Do stop by SOUS and check out this week's challenge, just click HERE..

Till next time..

April 21, 2015

Spring is in the Air-Project life

Hi fellow crafters..
I'm here today to share a  Project life spread I created using some of the cute cutting files from the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon store..

Here is what I created:

this is the left side of the page

Last week we had pretty much had our first week of spring..
I want to show case what we did last week, bu adding some fun cutting files to my spread..
for example, My husband oiled our wooden patio and furniture, he made a holy mess outside and had to have his beer while doing it..  He also ended up complaining the whole time, so I had to add the cute little angry crab along with my phrase, cause I love him even when he's being a little crabby..LOL

and now for the right side:

I baked some chocolate chip cookies and as I was eating a few, my dog was begging for some and barking at the crows that were flying around our back yard..  I added the sun cause it was a sunny week and we had high temperatures at 10 celcius (not sure what that is in Fahrenheit, but its still a bit cold).  I did add the fence, half painted with the paint can of black wood oil, since that is what I ended up buying..  the umbrella is cause it did rain for a few days last week and the tree's are starting to bloom, so had to add some flowers to my spread..

Here are the files I used to create my Project life pages:

pale set

flower pots and planter

Chunky arrow

Umbrellas and Sun with clouds



Beer bottle
Photo mats


and there ya go fellow crafters..  
Thank you for stopping by today and checking out my project..
Till next time..
Have a scrap-tastic week

April 20, 2015

CCD Linky party

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 "Shaker card"..

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.

Here is what I created:

Not too bad for my first shaker card :)
Had soooo much fun creating this and cant' wait to make another one..

I added the I love you sentiment to a label I found in the SIL store..

I filled my shaker with tiny cardstock hearts that match my color scheme..

I used the Sending Love Sentiment stamp set for my card..
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 :)

April 18, 2015

Go Green-blog hop-PPPR

Welcome to Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon's Go Green blog hop.. You should of arrived here from Michelle's blog.. If you just stopped by and want to join the hop, just click HERE..

The theme for this hop is Go Green. So, we're sharing nature and conservation themed projects using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files. 

I decided to use some of the fun camping themed cutting files to create a nature style layout, adding a photo of my boys (hiding out) while we were camping..

Here is what I created:

Those mushrooms are definitely a favorite of mine  and so is that adorable hedgehog..LOL
I wanted to add hills to the background and found those in the Home Sweet Home cutting file, and that moon was a definite must have and that one I found in the Haunted Scenery cutting file.

how about some close ups and details:

I wanted to add the tent and needed the sleep bags of course :)  Those are both in the Camping Fun cutting file.  The path behind the tent is from the Home Sweet Home cutting file.

This cute little guy, well he can be found in the Forest Critters cutting file and those great trees are in the Big Foot cutting file

The hedgehog is also in the Forest Critters cutting file 
and the bonfire is in the Camping fun cutting file.

Love this title phrase, its in the Camping Fun cutting file and the mushrooms, they can be found in the Forest Critters cutting file

The blog candy for this hop is a $15 GC to the PPPR store. For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog and leave a comment on each blog. For extra chances, you can also "LIKE" Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook  and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter  A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Feel free to also offer your own blog candy, but this is totally optional. 

and don't forget to pick up the Blog Hop freebie on Saturday and Sunday of the hop, only...then it will be available for sale in the store. 

We also have our PPPR Go Green Challenge. The projects can be anything that are nature or conservation themed and that feature Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files. The rules are below. Then, link back to here: http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com/p/pppr-monthy-challenge.html . 
One random participant will win $20 to PPPR.

1.  The theme of this challenge is Go Green. The challenge projects can be any nature or conservation themed projects that feature Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files. Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons products must be the FOCUS of the project.
2.  Please link to your actual blog post...not to your blog.  If you don't have a blog, you can add a photo of your project to the Go Green Challenge photo folder in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Project Parade Facebook Group (link this tohttps://www.facebook.com/groups/471149956313209/).
3.  You can enter as many different projects as you want for more chances to win.
4.  The challenge will run for 3 weeks.  You must link up your project by 11:55 pm CST on Friday, May 8, 2015.
5.  One random winner of a $20 Gift Certificate to PPPR will be chosen.  Our Design Team will also choose our PPPR Top 3.  Winners will be announced on Friday, May 15, 2015.

and now you are off to Nicoles blog..
thank you for hopping along with us..   Till next time..
Happy hopping ya'll

Craftin Desert Divas New Release blog hop

Welcome to the CDD April Stamp Release Blog Hop.  
You should of arrived here from Lori's blog..

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

Just Bugcause stamps will have no SVG outlines.
You may purchase stamps HERE

Most stamps have an SVG outline that is free to you. Please check in the CDD Shop under the SVG files category BEFORE you purchase to see if one is available. The SVG outlines 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: April to receive 10% off your entire order. Sale starts on 4/17 and ends 4/26 10pm MST.
2. Purchase 4 bags of sequins and get 1 free! Just put a note in the order comments with what sequin you would like as your free one and it will be added in. Ends 4/26 10pm MST.

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

I really wanted to create a pretty mother's day card for my mom and I found some cute die cut images in the Cricut's Pagoda cartridge and the Mother stamp was a perfect detail ..

I love the size of the stamp, it doesn't over whelm your card.. Perfect!!
and for an extra touch of detail, I heat embossed the scroll pieces using rust embossing powder.

and for today's (available Saturday only)  freebie:

how cute is this.. adorable..
*You have to follow and comment on all of the blogs to be eligible for the freebie.. 
email craftindesertdivas@gmail.com and she will send you the freebie..

Now fellow hoppers, you are off to Katy's blog..

Happy Hopping ya'll

April 17, 2015

You're Picture Perfect

It's another Friday reveal for us girls over at S.O.U.S and for this weeks challenge, we were asked to go with a theme: Industrial..
Add a camera, sewing machine, lamp/light fixture, gears etc to your project..
I decided to go whimsical :)

Here is what I created for today's challenge reveal:

Fun and playful layout using a photo of my two little monkeys when they were small..
My boys are 21 and 20, so looking at this photo, it's hard to believe they were this small :)

How about a few close ups:
I created this fun phrase using some free fonts and my Silhouette software..

My boys in their jammy's.. 

The camera I used, I like this one cause of all the fun colors I was able to use with it,plus I added a bunch of photo related sayings all over the layout.. and because its a boy layout, I couldn't forget about adding stars and gears :)

and thats my Friday post for this week..
I hope you have time to stop by SOUS and play along with us girls..
Till next time..

April 15, 2015

CDD April Sneak peek-Day 3

Today is Day 3 of the sneak peeks for the April stamp release at Craftin Desert Divas. 
We have 4 new stamp sets and 1 die set.

 These images and sentiments 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: April to receive 10% off your entire order. Sale starts on 4/17 and ends 4/26 10pm MST.
2. Purchase 4 bags of sequins and get 1 free! Just put a note in the order comments with what sequin you would like as your free one and it will be added in. Ends 4/26 10pm MST.
3. Just Bug-Cause stamp and die combo set will be at a special price Friday ONLY!! Both stamp and die will be in stock on Friday and this price is for what's in stock only.  Ends 4/17 9pm MST.

Each day, there will be a new FREE SVG pattern.  You can email craftindesertdivas@gmail.com 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 "Just for mom" Stamp set..

Here's my project I've created for you...
I absolutely love these cute little boys and girls which are on this stamp set.. 
I wanted to color them to match the colors of my layout..

how about a few close ups:
I also used one of the sentiments which is on the stamp set: Mothers deserve the best..
I used it as a reference to my three kids, cause they are the best :)

and these two cuties...:)

Be sure to join us tomorrow for another great new stamp set.

Here's today's free pattern:

Email craftindesertdivas@gmail dot com to get your pattern.

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

CDD stamps are..
 4x6 stamps
 Stamps & Dies are made in the USA
Stamps & dies 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.


April 12, 2015

Happy Birthday Tag-CDD daily

Hi fellow scrappers...
I'm here today to share my design team project for Craftin Desert Diva's and it's a mixed media style tag I created with my daughters birthday in mind, using the Bring on the Cake stamp set and some of my favorite stencils, inks and sprays, oh my!! LOL
Here's what I created:
I started off with a simple piece of white cardstock, used my corner chopper to create the tag shape..
Just started layering color using distress inks, added some texture with stencils and decorative paste. 

Then stamped the Birthday and 26 using the stamps from the Bring on the Cake stamp set, adding some high lights using a white gel pen..

The tag needed a little something, so stamped the Happy Birthday onto some distressed white cardstock using the Fired Brick distress ink.. attached it above the heart using foam tape..

I had cut the heart, sprayed it with Fired Brick distress spray stain, inked the edges with black distress ink, adding some detail with a white gel pen and dry brushing with white paint.. 
I also wanted to add some girly touches, so I though it needed some flowers and leaves..
which I also dry brushed with white paint..

Here is the stamp set I used:
and you can buy it HERE

and there you have my distressed tag :)
I want to thank you for stopping by today and taking a look at my project..
Hope you all have a scrap-tastic week..