Monday, June 26, 2017

Coffee Love.. Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop

Good morning! I am enjoying my 2nd cup of magic juice and ready to get this day off to a great start. Today's card features a freebie Coffee Love from Craftin Desert Divas as a sponsor of the Coffee Lovers' Blog hop Be sure to check out this fun hop because there are a lot of prizes to be won and inspiration overload! To make the background I used a stencil I cut from an acrylic stencil sheet with my cricut. I then inked it with Distress ink in tea and walnut stain colors. I colored the image with my Shin Han Twin Touch markers, die cut it out with the Fancy Frames Die, and then added some fun sparkly twine and some Freedom Sequins to finish off the card.
Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

Saturday, June 24, 2017

I Heart You

Hello, weekend!!! It's been a long week and today is a welcomed day for sure. This cute little guy is just hanging out with a fun lovin friend enjoying the day. I love how relaxed they look on this distress inked background and you can see the special bond between them. The carnival soda kid is wearing a fun monster hat and his cute little monster friend is adorable!


Friday, June 23, 2017

Today's the Day for the New June Release!!

Hi everyone, today is the day! The new stamp and digi stamps are in the store and ready to buy now!! There is tons of new fun waiting for you there. If you go to the New Release and hit new release the digi stamps are not there yet. So here is the link for the NEW JUNE DIGI STAMPS. You won't be disappointed! Here is a card featuring the Cactus Landscape digi.

 Cactus Landscape
Cactus Landscape

Shimmer Sequins

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Make a Splash

Hi everyone, today I am sharing a fun card that fits the weather. It is for the Mood Board Challenge at Craftin Desert Divas. It features the Hippo Ice Cream and Summer Days digital stamps. I colored them using Shin Han Touch alcohol markers. I cut the sand with the Garden Border Die and the waves with the Outdoor Landscape Die. I used the flowers from Crazy Stitch Die. I cut the sentiment onto a banner and used pop dots. I finished the whole thing off with Morning Dew and Caribbean Ocean Nuvo Drops. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to join the challenge yourself for a chance to win some goodies!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Howdy Partners

Today's card is set in an evening desert sunset that makes this little cowboy miss back home. The Western Cowboy is a new digital stamp coming soon to Craftin Desert Divas. The scene is cut from black cardstock with the new Southwestern Border Die. It all comes together to make a sweet scene!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Summer Fun

Today I have a fun new card that just screams summer fun. It was kind of an accident of how this one came about but I really like how it turned out. Take a peek and then keep reading to see how I created it.

I started out with a white card base that I used distress ink and a transparency to watercolor splatter. I then used the Fancy Frame Dies to die cut the base and yellow frames from Doodlebug Easter Express 6x6 paper pad. I liked how the colors showed off the Tutu Crabby digital stamp. I colored the stamp with my good ole Tombow Dual Brush Pens and added Wink of Stella for some shimmer. I then started layering the card together. The Flag Banner Dies were used on the fun polka dots paper. I decided that the bunny and crab needed to be framed so I used the Inside Scalloped Circle Dies to cut a scalloped circle. The flower at the top was cut with the flower and leaves from the Crazy Stitched Frame Dies which I added Nuvo Drops to the center. I finished the whole card off with Shimmer Sequins which are my favorite because they change color to really match whatever you put them on! And that's it. A fun and beachy card perfect for summertime!! 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

SWEET New Digis!

Hi everyone, I am SOOO excited about these new digital stamps that I wanted to share with you before I even have a chance to use them myself! The new Cool Treats and Freshly Squeezed digital stamps are PERFECT for your summer scrapbook, gifts, and card projects. They are soo much fun! Check them out below!

 Cool Treats
Cool Treats

Freshly Squeezed

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Soak up the Sun

What a bright sunny day today looks to be. The wind is blowing again and the temps are rising. Today I have a fun card featuring the FREE digi when our June New Release Event gets 100 people going to it. You can find it HERE. This girl and flamingo are so cute you won't want to miss getting it! Please plan to attend and invite all of your crafty friends so you can enjoy! Who doesn't like free things?

To create this card I started with a cut out background and inked it with Picked Raspberry and Fossilized Amber Distress inks. I printed the girl/flamingo image and sentiment out on Strathmore Bristol White cardstock and used my Tombow Dual Brush Pens to color her. I added a thin purple mat around the image to pop it off the base. I used the Flag Banner Dies dies to cut the sentiment and used foam tape to add dimension.I added Nuvo Drops (Key LimeStrawberry Coulis, Caribean Ocean )and Shimmer Sequins to finish it off. Thanks for checking it out and have a wonderful day!


Monday, June 12, 2017

How about a Beach?

I can't exactly give away a beach vacation or take one myself but I can create a fun beach card that will make us WANT to go to the beach...LOL This is the first post as an official Craftin Desert Divas Digital Design Team Member and I am very excited to share with you. I had a blast creating this refreshing beach scene. I laid all of the digital stamps that I used out in Photoshop and then went to work creating it. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. I then used the June Mood Board Social Media Challenge to inspire my colors. I really encourage you to check this challenge out and play along. It is really easy and you may even win an awesome prize!! Even if you don't win a prize you will get your creative juices flowing and have fun, guaranteed! I printed the scene out and then used my Prismacolor pencils to color it in. Once done, I added some wink of stella for shimmer and shine and morning dew Nuvo drops (this colors dries clear and I like it better than glossy accents). While I let it all dry I prepared my card base by using the new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink in Broken China. I inked the edges and then spritzed it with water to create the splattered effect. I used a corner rounder on the scene and added it to my card base to finish the card. I had a lot of fun with this one and it was relaxing to color. I hope you have a great day and create something fabulous!

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Quiet...but not for long now!!!!

So, it would appear that I have been quiet lately and maybe not crafting very much, but actually quite the opposite is true. I have been very busy behind the scenes but with projects that I may not share yet. I have some extremely exciting news that I can now announce. I am a part of the Digital Team at Craftin Desert Divas!! I found them in April and they are a company that have both clear and digital stamps, and they are adorable!BUT, they do not just have stamps, they also have other goodies for both scrapbookers and card makers!! Their sequins are amazing and so fun. I am so honored and blessed to be a part of this team and to create for these amazing designers. Thank you ladies for giving me a chance to represent your company.