You’re Old but I Don’t Carrot all….

Welcome to Day 3 of the Craftin Desert Divas Sneak Peek week!!!!  I hope you all are enjoying the sneaks peeks being shared so far?!  We’ve got some amazing sets that will be debuting in just a couple days!!  You aren’t going to want to miss it!!  Don’t forget to head on over to the Facebook event to see what the special discount will be for this weekend’s sale!!

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If you would like to watch me color some of these adorable images start to finish, make sure you come back on Friday!!!


Never Lose Hope

Hello everyone!! Today I have a card using the Pink and Main You Can Fly stamp and die set.  I have someone special in my life who is going through a rough time and just needs a little encouragement to know how loved she is!!  What better way then a three dimensional card with some butterflies??

Using the stitched circle die as my base, I paired some Beach Babe paper and the scalloped waves die  to create my matted layers.  I used to my alcohol markers to color the butterfly image from the You Can Fly stamp set.  I only glued down the body of the butterfly and slightly curled their wings to give them the illusion of flying off the card.  Lastly, I curved my sentiment stamp using my Tim Holtz stamp platform around the circles edge.

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Unicorn Farts

It’s always fun sending someone a card specifically to make them smile or laugh!! That’s exactly what this card is for…and what better way then some unicorn farts?? I love this stamp set and the punny sentiment!!! If you want to see more fun cards head on over to the Craftin Desert Divas blog!!


For this card I used the inside scalloped rectangle die to create the base of my shaker card. I decided to keep it all white to give a soft “cloud” like feel. Using the Magical Unicorns set, I colored them with my alcohol markers. I wanted them to be bright and happy so chose to keep the typical rainbow colors. I paired my images up with the Twinkle Sequins to go inside my shaker!! Lastly I used some white embossing powder with my sentiment to really make it stand out!!

Just for fun, I would love to send this card to one of you!! If you are interested in this little giveaway all you have to do to enter is answer the following question either here on my blog or on my Instagram page….”What is your favorite thing about receiving handmade cards?” I will randomly pick a winner on Monday 8/13!!

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Mix and Match Interactive Card

Hello everyone!!  Today I have a super fun card using both the Diggity Dog and Catitude stamp and die sets!!  These sets are seriously the cutest and I love how you can mix and match them to make a fun scene with your favorite fur babies!!  So lets get started and I will share with you how I created this interactive card!!

I couldn’t decide which little dogs and cats to use so I ended up stamping all of them out (some of them twice) and colored them using my alcohol markers.  I used the tutorial found HERE to create the base of my pop up card.  I wanted to keep the front of my card pretty simple so the inside would be the main focus.  I used the scalloped waves die and rounded stitched rectangle on some Beach Babe scrapbook paper to set my grassy scene.

Opening the card…I used the stitched circle die to create the windows on my card.  I continued the grassy scene on the inside and placed each of the animals in their special places.  Inside the window I wanted one of the cats to look like he was jumping in the air so used a small strip of acetate to attach him onto my card.  This is a great little trick!!  And lastly, I mixed and matched the sentiments from both sets to create a custom birthday greeting!!

I hope you enjoyed my card!!  Thanks for stopping by!!!

A Masculine Yappy Birthday!!

Hello!!!!  I am here today to share a simple masculine card with you using the awesome Pink and Main Pattern Maker stamp set, Diggity Dog stamp and die set and the new Surface Inks!! So let’s get started!!

I love the Patter Maker stamp set.  It’s really great to be able to make your own patterned paper with the ink colors of your choice.  I used the Surface Ink colors Riverwalk and Skyscraper along with some Memento Black Ink to set my scene.  I didn’t want my lines to be parallel or perfect so I stamped them slightly in different directions for a fun look.  These pigmented inks are fantastic!!

I wanted my little dog to stand out against all the patterns so I cut out a black circle using the stitched circle die and popped him up on some foam tape.  Stamped the “yappy birthday” sentiment in the bottom left hand corner and finished the card off with some simple highlights using a white gel pen.  This card was so incredibly easy and took less than 10 minutes to create!!

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Little Dude, You Are So Awesome!!

I’ve got some really fun projects to share with you today using the AMAZING Lil’ Dude collection by Simple Stories!!  As a mother of 3 boys I am always on the hunt for a good boy collection…and let me tell you, this collection does not disappoint!!  I love that it can work for all ages!!  So of course I was super excited to get to work and create something!!  So let’s get started!!

The first project I created is a scrapbook folio.  Measuring at 7” x 9.5” this “not so little” album can hold lots of photos of my boys and will be a great gift to give to their Grammy!!  Hope you’re not peeking Grammy!!  I created a flap closure with a magnet to give it a “notebook” feel.

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When you open the folio up on the left hand side it has a pocket for tags and extra photo mats of different sizes.  The 4×6 journaling cards are perfect to use as photo mats or journaling cards.

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On the right hand side I created a waterfall feature.  I LOVE these because they can hold so many photos or journaling in a small area!!!

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Before I pack up and put a collection away after a big project I like to take the scraps to create a couple cards.  It’s a great way to use those smaller pieces you don’t want to store!!

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Thanks for stopping by!!  I hope you all enjoy this collection as much as I do!!!!