Monday, November 24, 2014

CDD Sneak Peek for November Release

We are so excited to share with you this super fun release.

Today is day ONE of the sneak peeks for the November stamp release at Craftin Desert Divas. 
We have 6 new stamps in this release and it's Holiday themed!
You will see a variety of projects to help inspire you with your upcoming Holiday projects. These images and sentiments will come with a SVG outline that is FREE to you.

Here are this release specials for you:
1. Use Code: NOV to receive 20% off your entire order. Sale ends Dec. 5 Midnight MST.
2.  4x6 Freebie with a $30 minimum purchase (before tax & shipping) in the CDD Shop Offer ends
Dec. 5. We will have 1 sneak peek day to share it with you.

Each day there will be a new FREE file, you can email or message Tara on Facebook
to request it.  You must comment and follow each blog in order to get
the free file. Join us on Saturday and Sunday for our Hop for more free files!
Here's today's free pattern:

Today we are showcasing GET YOUR JINGLE ON!
Here's my project:

Very simple tag, with a powerful message.
Tag base is from Silhouette ID# 7300 (set of 4 tag shapes)
Manger - Sil ID# 22921
Beautiful sentiment is from Craftin Desert Divas'
Get Your Jingle On - stamp set
Here's a close-up of the sentiment:

CDD stamps are:
Made in the USA
Stamps will be available to order on Saturday

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 Diva's stamps. In this group we first show previews, have giveaways and much more!

Sneak Peek Giveaway!

Tara's giving away one stamp set a day.
All you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have for winning!
Tara will announce today's winner tomorrow. The winner will be picked from a different blog every day, so be sure to visit and leave comments.

Thank you all so much for joining us today,
 and I hope you will come back tomorrow for more sneak peeks.


Happy Monday!
Today starts a brand new 
Craft It Up & 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!!
Prizes are:
1 stamp set from Craftin Desert Divas
$25 Gift Card to Too Cute By Jessica (from regular priced items)

The theme for this
Linky Party is

Here is my project...

Silhouette ID# 39773 - side step card base
Miss Kate Cuttables Gingerbread House
Trees and Ovals from metal dies

The sentiment is from Craftin Desert Divas
Simply Christmas.
You can buy this set HERE. 
Here's a close-up of the sentiments:

 I hope you'll come play with us!
This is an EXTENDED Linky Party!
Linky Party is open for this theme until Sunday, Dec 21.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sleeping Snowman... Really?

Hi, everyone! Thanks for visiting with me today.
Ever seen a sleeping snowman?
Well, here ya go!

Hahaha - such a silly snowman. I love him!

Pattern papers - Echo Park - 'Tis the Season
SU solid cardstock
I colored the snowman with my Aqua Painter dipped in SU ink pads

Craftin Desert Divas - Picture That:
SVG Photo Frame
Photo Frame Stamp
Sentiment Stamp
Arrow Stamp

Here's a close-up of the sentiment: 

Here's a close-up of the PKS Snowman
and CDD stamped photo frame: 

You can buy this stamp set HERE.
I love using up some scraps with cards layered up like this!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
:) Janis


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Snowy Christmas

Welcome to your weekend!
Today I have a very simple Christmas card to show you
and it's all about the sentiment stamp as the main focus.

Snowflake embossed piece is adhered to SU Island Indigo cardstock 
and that is attached to the base with foam squares.

Martha Stewart punches - Snowflakes & branches
Clear rhinestones, some little flowers for snowflakes, and a red button for a Holly Berry.

The sentiment is matted to Tempting Turquoise and adhered to the snowflake
layer with foam squares for dimension.

Craftin Desert Divas - Simply Holidays Wordart
Here is a close-up of the sentiment:

You can buy this stamp set HERE.

Enjoy your weekend! See you tomorrow.
:) Janis

'Tis the Season - color ch - see below (matting, sentiment ink, and holly leaves)

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thank You

Be sure to scroll down to see my Pink Christmas Card posted earlier this morning!

It's always appreciated when you tell someone Thank You.
Here's a Clean and Simple Thank You card with....
No pattern paper.
No paper piecing.
Just stamping, a die cut, and some embellishments.

SU - Lots of Thanks
SU - Flowering Flourishes
MCT - Stitched Leaves dies
Pink Enamel Dots & Green Sequins
The sentiment is adhered with foam squares to give it 
some dimension away from the background.

Thanks for stopping by and sitting with me a while.
Tell someone thank you today.
Everyone likes to feel appreciated.
:) Janis


Pink Christmas

Hi, everyone. Thanks for stopping by today to spend some time with me.

Are you ready for a Pink Christmas?

Snowman - Sil ID# 34537 - I just used the base cut
Snowy Hills - Sil ID# 68745
Peachy Keen PK-521 - Snowman Face - carrot colored with pencil; cheeks chalked

Simon Says Stamp Nov 14 Card Kit:
Be Joyful - trees, snowy background stamp, and sentiment
Snowflake, sequin, and pink background paper

Other supplies:
Foam squares used for pink layer to base & one of the snowy hills for dimension
Timeless Twine for scarf
Clear Gelly Joll pen for doodling

I love this card!
Hope you like it too.
:) Janis


Thursday, November 20, 2014

CDD - Mailbox Letters to Santa

Hi, Crafters!
It's Janis here today from PAUSE DREAM ENJOY
to show you a super fun project.
On my project, I used two of
Craftin Desert Divas' stamp sets:
Holly Day Punnies
(Deer-est Santa here's my list)
Simply Christmas
(To: From: and image of gift)


Silhouette ID# 38512 - Mailbox cut
You can see a video tutorial from Lori Whitlock for assembly HERE.

Silhouette ID# 51744 - Deer head
Peachy Keen Stamps - PK-943 - Funshine Face Parts for Deer eyes

Here's a closer look at the sentiment on the side of the mailbox: 

The front of the mailbox is actually the "top" of the box.
It comes completely off, and you could stick a gift in there
or let your children or grandchildren mail letters to
Santa in there.

The bow is from a metal die as are the stitched squares on the front and the side.
The squares are shaded with Tim Holtz Broken China distress ink.
Some jute bows were added here and there, and a brad to the flag bottom
so it will go up and down.
Pattern papers were from scraps.

Thanks for stopping by to see what I am up to today.
Enjoy the rest of your day!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

You Warm My Heart

Hi, everyone!
I hope you are having a very good week so far.
Please scroll down if you want to skip all my chatter and just see my project. 
It's busy around here, but also lots of excitement.

Bonnie (our special needs child) has been removing a 
tree from the frig countdown calendar every day
looking forward to Christmas.

Ginger's leg is healing. Very thankful for that.

Mary Ann (Ginger's sister) is enjoying this cold weather
and running around the backyard for what we like to call
"sky patrol." That means she's running around, looking up
at NOTHING in the sky and barking, barking, barking.
I think she sees things we don't.
Tom thinks she's a little woo-woo in the head.

Tom (my hubby) has been busy with construction
at our house and trying to work full time too.
He's decided to take off next week.
It's been years since he's taken a whole week off of work.
Besides building and installing into our kitchen:
30 doors, 15 drawers... 
that makes 45 panels (2 with lexan) and 15 drawer boxes -  
All that is built from 285 individually cut pieces of wood...
He also is hoping to get the new floor put down in the
kitchen, hall, and den before Thanksgiving.
Yes. He's a busy man.

Me? I went to visit Mama and Daddy yesterday.
They live about 45 minutes away.
I was pulling up at the same time a firetruck was backing into their driveway.
Daddy had fallen and Mama doesn't have the strength to get him up.
It's a lot more to it than that, but we don't need to share all our business, right?
We went through her wedding china and her mother's and packed some of it up
to come live at my house. My sister will enjoy the other half.

On to a card for this morning.......................
(I know, you're thinking, "About time!" Right?)

You have seen lots of cards, tags, and even some envelopes using the Simon Says Stamp Nov 2014 Card Kit on my blog these past couple of weeks. I'm thrilled with this kit.
Today I made the last of the 6 card ideas they included in the kit.
This card is designed by Heather Ruwe.
I have put if off until last because, honestly, I wasn't sure if I had the metal dies to create the window like she did. But thankfully, I worked it out. I had some dies that worked together nicely. I used a lace border instead of a scallop border like Heather did, but I am tickled with how my card came out.

Not sure if you can see the dimension, but the entire top of this card is
adhered with foam squares to the base of the card.
That gives the window depth that I love.
The red heart and striped paper are in the background.
The teal snowy paper, bunnies in heart, and sentiment strip
are all in the foreground. 
It's a pretty cool design.

Same card - just one pic taken with my phone and for some reason
the colors appear different. Can you see the depth in the pic above?

All of the papers and embellishment are from the kit.
The red heart and bunny heart were die cut using
Emma's My Creative Time Stitched Heart metal dies.
The snow background stamp was inked with CTMH Lagoon which matches this 
SSS teal paper perfectly.

I actually forgot to stamp the background until my card was complete.
So I took a picture without the snow background just in case I ruined my
card trying to stamp on something adhered with foam squares.
(Which is never a good idea, by the way.)
But it worked out.

Thanks for stopping by and sitting for a while chatting with me.
Sometimes we just need to spill what's on our mind.
Big hugs to you!
I'll probably be back later today with another project, so you can 
either check back or sign up for email notifications in the right sidebar
so you'll never miss a post. I do tend to post more than once a day occasionally.

But right now I've got laundry to do, some organizing in Bonnie's room, and other stuff like that.
See you next time!

Christmas Card Chs - color ch - see below

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

PDE - Scarecrow Cuteness

A new challenge started today at
There is a new challenge every Tuesday!

This week's theme:

Here is my project:

SVG Cutting Files - Chibi Scarecrow on Post

Scarecrow inked around the edges with different colors
and adhered with foam squares for dimension.

Peachy Keen Stamps - PK-521 Winter Faces

I absolutely LOVE this scarecrow!

Pumpkin, bunting and pattern papers all from the Carta Bella "A Perfect Autumn" kit

Craftin Desert Divas - Hey Pumpkin

Here's a close-up of the sentiment:

You can buy this stamp set HERE

I am looking for a couple of Guest Designers!
Would you be interested?
If so just put GD after your name on your
linky party submission at PDE LINKY PARTY.
(Make sure you follow this week's challenge theme!)
ANY type of crafting is welcome!
Stamping or Die Cutting, etc.
I am looking for a Guest Designer for the following dates
to finish out this year:
Dec 16 - North Pole theme
Dec 23 - Anything Goes
Dec 30 - Celebrate (birthday or new baby or congrats for anything)
Make sure these dates will suit your calendar,
because I will randomly assign the Guest Designers
to one of these dates. You will not get to pick the date you want.
Thanks for visiting!

Hope you'll link up your project at

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