Sunday, February 28, 2016

Shelbi's Sweet 16th Birthday

Happy Happy Birthday to my beautiful little girl who is not so little anymore! Wow, how time flies! Sixteen years old and it seems like just yesterday she was playing princess and singing all the Disney songs. I couldn't be more proud of the amazing and inspiring young lady she has become!

Today I am sharing a card I made with all her favorites: pink, kitties, and strawberries!

The card base is an A6 which measures 4.5 x 6.25 inches. I do like this size better than an A2 for a birthday card. The bowl of strawberries is from the Cricut Simply Charmed cartridge. The kitty is a free SVG I got for participating in a hop at SVG Cutting Files. I doodled her eyelashes and added glossy accents to her nose. The stitched layers are all dies from Craftin Desert Divas. I stamped and embossed the Sweet sentiment from the Sweet Kisses stamps. 

I wanted to try and capture all the sparkle on this card.

Thanks for hopping by today! 

Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Kawaii Invitations For My Daughter's Sweet 16 Dinner

Hello my crafty friends! Today I am sharing some invitations I made for my daughter's Sweet 16 birthday party. I just can't believe it! How does time go by so fast?? She wants a dinner to one of our favorite Japanese Restaurants called Gyu Kaku. So I made some kawaii invitations for her to give to her friends.

The card base is from the Cricut Creative Everyday Cards cartridge and measures 6.25" x 4.5". The  wood grain layer is a print and cut from the Greeting Cards Inside and Out cartridge. I added a burgandy layer. I thought this color combo was perfect. The sushi is from SVG Cutting Files. The ramen is from the Pagoda cartidge. I made the sushi platter using basic shapes from DS, The Kanji character says Friend. The sentiment is from the CDD Simply Said stamps.

Here they are all finished.

Thanks so much for hopping by!

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Monster Love

Happy Tuesday! Today I am sharing a card I made for my son.

I used this cutie pie one eyed monster from the Craftin Desert Divas Monster Mania stamps. I colored him up with my Spectrum Noir markers. I splattered my background with some Distress Inks and water. I used my CDD Pocket Pieces Hi Dies to cut out the hearts with the metallic red paper I used for my bottom layer.

The top stitched layer is from the CDD Fancy Frames. I added some red sparkle to the heart in the sentiment. 
Here are the CDD products I used.

Thanks so much for hopping by!

Have a blessed day!

Monday, February 22, 2016

You and Me We're Just Purrfect together

Hello friends! Sharing a card I made for my hubby for Valentine's Day. 

I stamped and embossed this cute little scene with the Mama Elephant Purrfect Pair stamps.  I colored up the kitties with my Copics. I added some metallic red sparkle to the hearts. The stitched layer is from the CDD Fancy Frames Dies;

I'm happy with how this turned out. I feel like I'm coloring better than ever with my new markers. Another CAS card for me! It's such a hard thing to do, lol! 

Thanks so much for hopping by!!

Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Video Tutorial- How To Get Started With Digi Stamps

Hello friends! Today I am on the CDD blog with this video tutorial for those of you who may be interested in using the adorable digital stamps in the CDD shop but you are not quite sure how to do it or where to start. Did you know that CDD offers a weekly free digi stamp? 
Here is this weeks freebie!

I hope this video helps you take advantage of this cutie pie stamp freebie!

Here is how my images look after printing them with Word.

I printed the two smaller images at 3 inches and the larger one at 3.5 inches

Here is how I cut them out using the CDD Fancy Frames Dies and the Stitched In Circle Dies. Now I will get to work coloring them in!!

Here are the links to the CDD products I used:

Belly Buddy Bunny Digital Stamp

Fancy Frame Dies
Stitched In Circle Dies

Thanks so much for hopping by!

Have a blessed day!!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

TCBJ Birthday Hop featuring Craftin Desert Divas!

Hello my crafty friends!! Happy Valentine's Day!! Today is Day 2 of the Too Cute By Jessica Birthday Hop featuring Craftin Desert Divas on facebook. There are new Digi stamps at CDD and new svgs at TCBJ along with a great SALE and FREEBIES!! You can join in on all the fun and it starts HERE.

These are the projects I made for the celebration!!

I made a trio of shaker tags using the CDD Tag Essentials Dies. The balloons are the new Kawaii Birthday Balloons digi stamp. I colored them up with my Spectrum Noirs and I also inked that cloud background. It took a few times to get that right. It was my first time trying that technique! I filled the shakers with the Hearts sequins. The banner is cut from my Cricut When I Was A Kid cartridge and the sentiment from the CDD Happy Celebrations stamps.

Here is a closeup. It is hard to see in this picture but the balloons are very sparkly!

Next I used the new TCBJ Kawaii Birthday Cake svg to make a couple more tags.

I LOVE anything kawaii and these images are SO cute!! I made a tag base using the svg by welding it in Design Space and cut it at 4 inches. I cut the layers using Doodlebug papers. The bow is from the Cricut Leather Bow. I did modify it a bit to pull in tighter through the middle. I glittered the bows and frosting all up using Wink of Stella and Stickles.

Yellow cake and of course I had to do chocolate!! I doodled and chalked their sweet cheeks!

Here are the CDD products I used:

Kawaii Balloons & Party Hat Digi stamps
Happy Celebrations
Blue Heart Sequins
Fuschia Heart Sequins

Green Heart Sequins

Pink Heart Sequins

Thank you all so much for hopping by! 

Have a blessed day!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Heart Hot Air Balloon Card and Video

Hello friends! The theme for this Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas is "Hearts"! We would love to see all of your projects that fit this theme! So go ahead and craft it and link it up on the Craftin Desert Diva's Blog.

Every other Monday will mark the beginning of a new semi-weekly Linky Party over 
at the CDD blog. We hope you will share your projects with us! And don't forget 
about  the prizes! Every Linky Party will have a winner and a Top 3! 
The more times you link up...the more chances you have to win!!

Our Sponsors for this Linky Party are:

One 4"x 6" stamp set
One Digi Stamp of choice

$25 Gift Card (Regular Priced Items)

Here is what I made..

I made a heart balloon card! Here is a video showing just what I did to create this.

I used the hearts from the Pocket Pieces Hi Dies. 
I did finally decide to use this for a Valentine's card after all LOL!

Here are all the CDD products I used:

Farmer's Market

Panda Pals

Pocket Pieces Hi Dies
Thanks so much for hopping by!!

Have a blessed day!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Darth Vader Lego Mini Figure Birthday Card

Hello my friends!! Today I am sharing a card I made for my daughter's friend's birthday today. He is a huge Star Wars fan and so I thought I would dig through my files and see what I had to accommodate! 

I love to collect files and this Star Wars Darth Vader Lego mini figure is one of many fabulous files I got for participating in a Hop at SVG Cutting Files. This is not a file that can be bought or given away. It is given only that day for participation. 

Digging through my paper I found this sparkly black from a DCWV stack and I thought it looked very galactic! I didn't want a lot of layers or fluff since it is for a teenage boy. I thought the simpler the better. I cut out the moon and backed it with sparkly white cardstock. 

The presents are from the Cricut Something to Celebrate cartridge. I inked and doodled with a sparkly silver marker to decorate the presents. I used a Craftin Desert Divas die for the banner and printed out this punny sentiment. I added twine to make the moon look like a balloon.

I printed the inside sentiment as well. I hope you think this card is as fun as I do!!

Thanks so much for hoppin by!! 

Have a blessed day!


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