Shake it Up ~ Desert Gnome card

Hello everyone!!  Got to love shaker cards!!  They are one of my favorite interactive cards to create!!  Make sure you head on over to the Craftin Desert Diva’s blog to see all the cards created by the design team!!  Lots of inspiration!!

Since I live in the desert, it only seemed right to create a little desert gnome complete with some cacti and all!!

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A little tip when creating a shaker card is to make sure the edges of your foam adhesive are not sticky.  For those of you who don’t have a non-stick tool…no worries!!!  Baby powder or corn starch rubbed on the sides works great too!!!


Products Used:

Gnomie stamp set

Cactus die

Puffy cloud die

Inside Scalloped Circle die

Thank You die

Emerald Isle sequins



Bee Well Soon…

Looking for a cute card to send to a loved one when they aren’t feeling well??  I’ve got you!!  The new Craftin Desert Divas “Critter Punnies” makes for some fun cards!!  Specifically a little bear and his honey bee friends!!

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Using the inside scalloped circle die I created a fun shaker card!!  I even cut some extra bees out to put on the inside along with Mermaid Lagoon sequins.  I also used the new Hill Scene 2 stencil to create my backdrop and spotted grass features!!


Enjoy!!  Thanks for stopping by!!

Adventure Awaits!!

Happy Monday!!!  My husband and I are headed out of town today and I couldn’t be more excited!!  It’s adventure time!!

Today’s card is featuring some older Craftin Desert Divas stamps and dies along with the brand new Hill Scene 2 stencil!!  Love pulling out older sets and playing with them!!  This card was inspired by the Jennifer McGuire Window Pop Card.  If you haven’t seen her tutorial you can find it HERE!!  It’s pretty amazing and I highly recommend giving it a try!!  To see my card in action head on over to my Instagram!!



Products used:

Away We Go stamp set

Inside Scalloped Rectangle

Puffy Cloud die

Cactus die

Hill Scene 2 stencil

CDD New Release Blog Hop Day 1

I hope you all have enjoyed the sneak peeks this week and are ready to do some shopping!!!  Which sets are you favorite??

All of us over at Craftin Desert Divas have a fun little blog hop today and tomorrow full of inspiration!! You don’t want to miss out!!  At the end of my post will have the blog line up in case you get lost!!

I have a simple card making video for you using the new Critter Punnies stamp set!!  Click >>HERE<< to see the video!!

Critter Punnies THUMBNAIL

Enjoy!!  Don’t forget to head on over to the Craftin Desert Divas shop to pick up the new releases!!!

Blog Hop Line-Up

Craftin Desert Divas

Anaa (Guest Designer): 

Jackie ***YOU ARE HERE***









Ashley H.:





Fall Sweet Fall

Back for more CDD sneak peeks??  Welcome to Day 4!!! I hope you are loving them all so far!!  Make sure you go to the Craftin Desert Divas blog to see all the peeks from the amazing design team!!!!

If you follow me on Instagram you can see I am currently obsessed with making shaker cards!!  So of course I had to include one in this release…or two!!  But that’s for later!!  For a softer cloud look I used vellum instead of acetate.  I love using this technique, it’s very subtle yet still shows the shaker sequins inside!!



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!!

CDD Critter Punnies

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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!!!

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!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Llots of Thanks!

Hello everyone!!  Today I have a fun card to share with you using the brand new Craftin Desert Divas Llama Party stamp set.  I used lots of different techniques for this card!!  So lets go ahead and get started!!


I absolutely LOVE this stamp set and how big it is!!  But if you don’t have lots of time to color such a big stamped image try coloring and cutting out only part of it.  For my card I used all the llamas in the bottom row.  I used the inside scalloped rectangle to frame them all in.  To set the scene in the background I used Salty Ocean Distress Ink.  This gave a nice soft background to adhere my sentiment to.

For my sentiment I used the Thank You die.  I couldn’t decide which one to use so why not both?!!  To give it that extra pop of color and dimension I cut out two “thank you”s out from a light blue and turquoise color and offset them.  I love the look it gives!!  To finish off the card I took my white gel pen and added some highlights to all of my images and sentiments!!



Tada!!!  This card was super easy and took no time to create!!  I hope you enjoyed it!!

Craftin Desert Divas July Release Blog Hop


I hope you all have been enjoying this week and all the sneak peeks of the brand new Craftin Desert Divas July release!!!  I’m so excited to share they are now all available for purchase while supplies last!!!  You don’t want to miss out on all this cuteness!!!!!! So head on over to grab yours now!!! This collection of stamps, dies  (and a stencil too!) is a great addition to your Summery cards or planner spreads. You’ll find lots of creative uses for the 6×6” swirl stencil – like a fun template for stitching! Once you’re done hopping, head over to the Craftin Desert Divas shop to snag your new release bundle – 10% off only through 7/15!


Blog Hop order…

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Have fun!!!

No Probllama…

Hello everyone and welcome to day 3 of the Craftin Desert Diva July new release!!!  I hope you are enjoying all the amazing sneak peeks!!  You don’t want to miss out on Friday as ALL the releases will be available for purchase.  Also, don’t forget to head on over to the CDD blog to enter into the giveaway for your chance to win some of these amazing sets!!!

I am super excited to share this card with you today!!  How cute are these llamas??? I decided to create a circle window  frame to showcase just a couple of them, and then when you open the card all these cute little faces are ready to greet you!!!