Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Little Dreamer and Paper Smooches!

Have you played along with us yet over at the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenges?  I'm sharing another card with the featured paper pack from Close to My Heart, Little Dreamer.  No worries though.. if you don't have this paper pack, then you can just use the colors.. here's the photo of the paper for inspiration:

So pretty right?  And you don't have to use unicorns with it, but I just couldn't help myself!

Love this sweet unicorn from Paper Smooches Spectrum stamp set!  I'm also playing along with the Paper Smooches Challenge this month which is flowers... I used these premade flowers from my stash and added some Wink of Stella to the ones that didn't have any glitter already on them.  I'm also playing along with this week's Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge.  They're featuring the colors from this paper pack too this month and it was a challenge for me to only use the colors specified...especially when it came to Juniper because I didn't have a marker that matched that color, but a mixture of blue, green, and gray did the trick... and I love the Scribbled Circles dies from Craftin Desert Divas... it was perfect for the silver in this color palette and I also used some silver Wink of Stella on her horn....

You Are!  I so appreciate you always stopping by and putting up with my shenanigans!  This sentiment is from the Paper Smooches set as well... I just love the fonts in Kim's sets.. so much fun!

You should play along with us at Three Amigos!  And if you play over at Color My Heart Color Dare, then you can definitely also play along with us at Three Amigos!  And check out Paper Smooches if you haven't before.  You do need to use at least one Paper Smooches product on your card or project, but if you don't have any, she's got some free digis there to help you get started!

And if you love to play along with the Three Amigos, grab our badge!  I think it's kinda very cute!

Monday, May 22, 2017

CDD May 2017 Release - Garden Accessories Dies!

It's Day 2 of Sneak Peeks over at Craftin Desert Divas!  Today we're featuring the Garden Border Dies and Garden Accessories dies and I used a new digi coming soon, Farmer Boy.

The cute little bunnies from the In The Wild Set were the perfect size for this scene... I see bunny butt!  And the carrots from the Garden Borders!!  And that wheelbarrow from the Garden Accessories!  Just love them... easy to assemble these little pieces and what an adorable end result!

And so was this kitty from Pawsome Friends...the grasses are from the Landscape 1 and 2 dies... and our rich garden soil was cut using the Garden Border Dies...

I decided to use my new watercolor pencils on this one for a softer look... isn't he just the cutest!?

Hope you enjoyed your visit today and be sure to get on over to the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery on Facebook and join the Release Event so you don't miss any of the awesome new stamps and dies!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

CDD May 2017 Release Garden Border Dies

So excited to be part of the Craftin Desert Divas May Release-today we're sneak peeking some projects made with the new Garden Border Dies that will be available soon!  I used them with the Bedroom Accessories Digi set that is in the shop now.

The window with curtains is a part of this set and since it's a digi it was easy to print it out in the size I needed to have enough room for my outdoor scene... a beautiful sunset over the desert... right outside my bedroom window!  I used the new dies for the mountains outside...and the cacti are in the digi set and again... I could print them any size I want and I made the outside ones smaller than the inside one because they are farther away... I mean really they're huge... right? so my dimensions are quite reality but this isn't reality... my view outside my bedroom window is a wash and some!

That little potted plant with flowers was made with the new dies too!  And if you live in the southwest you may be familiar with the distressed furniture in some of the shops...I loved playing with this and I'll be using it again for sure.  For the white, I used my chalk pen and I just swiped on some blues and browns with my Copics.

Wanted a very simple sentiment so it didn't cover up any of my scene... I thought this was pretty accurate...

I used bright colors and was inspired by the monthly Social Media Challenge on the Facebook Group... #CDDMONTHLY!

Get over to the Facebook Group and Event to see what's going on!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Sending Prickly Hugs With CDD

Sharing a quick card with you today that I made using these adorable cacti from the Bedroom Accessories set from Craftin Desert Divas...I made it extra colorful with the background paper from Doodlebug because I was inspired by the CDD Monthly Social Media Challenge... have you seen the beautiful inspiration photo yet?

The sentiment and that pretty swirly are from the This & That sentiment stamp set... they were perfect for this one!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you'll play along!  You could win some great stuff!  You can play in the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery on Facebook here!  There's a lot going on there right now... a New Release is starting soon and you aren't gonna want to miss it!

The Cutting Cafe Inspiration-Popup Cards

It's time for some Cutting Cafe Inspiration!   This time around we're sharing some popup cards with you!  I used the Assorted Popup Cards Templates and Cutting Files.  This one comes with a few choices for the popup on the inside ... you'll have to wait a few minutes to see which one I chose... don't you peek now!

I decided to make the front of the card a shaker.  The front is blank and you can really do whatever you want with it... I used a die to cut the frame and a clear PML card with the gold sentiment on it already for the shaker window.

I decorated this corner with some flowers... the white and pink were premade flowers from my stash and the red one is from the Layered Flowers Cutting File... I like to cut a bunch to have on hand...

Love this PML card... I should tell you that I made this card special for a co-worker... she's turning 75 this year and will be retiring soon so we wanted to make this celebration extra special and I decided that called for a special card...

There's the inside!  I used the cake... you can also choose a cupcake, a three tiered present, and a couple of flower options... I uploaded the card base pieces separately and saved them... this style you could use for a lot of different shaped popups and I wanted the card at the ready for the next time I want one...

I thought the Live Beautifully papers from CTMH... this woman is a girly girl and I just know she'll love all of the flowers, sparkle and these colors... and the gold!!  I decided instead of adding the actual numbers anywhere I'd just load up my cake with LOTS of candles... it kind of makes the point without shoving it in your face I think... 

I'm playing along with the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge for the Month of May to use the Live Beautifully paper pack.

For the sentiment I used the Everyday Words Stamp Set from The Cutting Cafe Shop... I love it because you can put together lots of different sentiments... I had a stamp with this sentiment on it, but the font was so small... I was able to build it with the Everyday Words set.. 

And another one of these flowers.. I love that they have some stitch marks down the middle of the petals... it's a great way to bend the petals to give them a little dimension...

So thanks for stopping by!  I'm so happy to see you again.  Be sure to come back soon!  And on the 21st you can check out all of the Design Team's popup card creations!  In the meantime, why don't you join the Cutting Cafe Be Inspired Group on Facebook here so you don't miss anything!

See you again soon!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Paper Sweeties May 2017 New Release Rewind!

So happy you came back for Release Rewind Day at Paper Sweeties!  I've made a couple things for you today.  For my first project, I created some tags using the Mason Jar Stamp Set and Sweet Cuts along with the new Handmade For You Set.

I love paperpiecing a pretty "fabric" cover for these jars... sometimes I paperpiece the labels as well, but this time I colored them in using coordinating colors.  The sentiment and hearts on the front of the jar are from the Mason Jar Set.

I used a different pattern and colors on this one.  I colored my jars blue because the old fashioned blue jars are my very favorite... I didn't use them in my photo however because those ones are filled up with buttons and such...

And on the inside, I used the new Scalloped Circles Sweet Cuts and Handmade For You Stamp set for my sentiment.  I love all of the sweet little sentiments in this set... some refer to homemade and some refer to handmade so they are great for any crafty gift or card you give!

And I couldn't leave it at that because I've had this background idea for a while... I just LOVE the Scalloped Circles and Squares that have been released over the last couple months!

Even if you already have scalloped dies in these shapes, you still Need these... they are different... and true Sweeties shapes with their little bit wonky and sweet scallops and so awesome that the inside cuts out separately from the outside scalloped frame so you can choose whether to use them in the same paper or different ones... here I alternated with white... and so easy to use these to make shakers just like with the heart doily on my first project for this release..

And couldn't help but add these sweet birdies and cup and pot from the You Warm My Heart set.   The banner from the Hoppy Easter set was the perfect size for my sentiment and of course I cut those sweet hearts from the Somewhere Over The Rainbow stamps and dies for my steam... why wouldn't I?  And the colors in this card were inspired by the photo for this month's Anything Goes Challenge Photo.  Have you played along yet?

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Be sure to check out all of the fun over at my Teamies' blogs too:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties

And please do play along with us this month-how are you inspired by this beautiful photo?

And if you feel like shopping, here are some links for you: