Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Enjoy Your Special Day with Craftin' Desert Divas

Hi Everybody!
I'm happy to share another project for the Craftin Desert Divas design team!   For today's project I used one of my FAVORITE sets, Bring on the Cake.  Here are the details:

*Craftin' Desert Divas - Bring on the Cake stamp set

*This was my first box card, and was so happy with how it came out!
*Doesn't the sentiment come out gorgeous on this patterned paper??!!

I used the Enjoy Your Special Day from the Bring on the Cake set.

You can purchase the stamps at the Craftin Desert Divas Shop.  Don't forget to share your creations with these stamp sets in the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery!  

TFL, and make sure to check the Craftin Desert Divas blog tomorrow for some more amazing projects from the design team :)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Close To My Heart News and Updates!

Hi Everybody!

I wanted to keep you guys up to date on some Close To My Heart news!  The current Idea Book will be ending in a few days on July 31st.  There are also some things that will be carrying over into the new book, but will be changing prices. So here's a great chance to grab them before they go up a bit!  Scroll down this post to check them out.  Just click on the picture to head over to my website to purchase them :)

Sponge Dauber Now $3.95          in August $4.50 


Reinkers Now $4.25      in August $4.95

Bonding Memories Glue  Now $6.95 in August $7.95

 Watercolor Pencils Now $22.95     in August $26.95

Archival Black Ink (works amazingly well with the new markers coming in August)
Now $5.95     In August $7.50

 Ink Pads Now $5.25      In August $5.95

Small Organizer Now $12.95     In August $14.95

My Acrylix Organizer Now $12.95      In August $14.95

 Larger Organizer Now $22.95    In August $24.95

I LOVE these organizers!  I really suggest grabbing a few of these as they are one of the best out there, and are so versatile!  I have these on my shopping list to get before the price goes up.       

Sanding Kit Now $3.50    In August $4.95

 Edge Distresser Now $2.50   In August $3.95

Chocolate Faux Leather Album $24.95 WITH memory protectors   In August $29.95 with NO memory protectors
Outdoor Denim Faux Leather Album $24.95 WITH memory protectors   in August $29.95 with NO memory protectors

Ruler Now $9.95    In August $11.95

 Stitching Guide Now $12.95     In August $13.95

While checking out these items, you will also want to go over the list of things that are retiring.  They will no longer be available after July 31st!!  You can see the list HERE.

Thank you to my upline Elizabeth for sharing this info with me.  TFL, and hope everyone has a chance to craft today :)

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Craftin' Desert Divas July Stamp Release Blog Hop {Day 2}

Hi Everybody!
Welcome to our fifth Craftin' Desert Diva's stamp release blog hop!! I'm super excited to share with you in full the CDD July release stamps. There are five new stamps that are being released today in the Craftin Desert Divas Shop and are available now for purchase.

So without further ado here are the latest stamp sets:

Gotta Wear Shades - you can purchase them HERE

Lil Bit Buggie - You can purchase them HERE.

School Zone - You can purchase them HERE.

All Star Sports - You can purchase them HERE.

Blooming For You - You can purchase them HERE.

We have a few specials starting today!!
*Every purchase receives a FREE Too Cute by Jessica SVG pattern made especially for this release.
*With a minimum 2 stamp purchase you will receive a FREE mini stamp.
The mini stamp sale will end Aug. 1, 2014.
*Use code: JULY to save 20% off your ENTIRE purchase.

Here is the free pattern with purchase: 

Here is the free mini stamp with any 2 stamp purchase:

Tara is giving away one stamp set each day Too Cute by Jessica is giving away $25 gift card to her store (regular priced items).

And now for my project....

*Craftin' Desert Divas - All Star Sports stamp set
*Cuttlebug - Bubbles embossing folder

*To get the basketball texture, I embossed the orange layer with the Bubbles embossing folder.
*To be able to stamp my sentiment, I smoothed out that small section using a bone folder.

*That yummy candy really is a "score"!
*The Halloween twine was perfect for my basketball project!

Next up on the Line Up is the amazing Lori. Winners will be picked from a different blog each day,so the more you comment the more chances you have to win.

Blogs on the hop:

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Blog Hop Winners!!

Hi Everybody!
It's a little late, but I'm ready to announce the winners of the For the Boys Blog Hop!  First, I'd like to thank everyone that hopped along with us.  It's always so awesome to read all the fantastic comments you guys leave :D  Ok, enough with the mush, onto the prizes!!!!!!!!!

The winner of the $5 Gift Certificate to Miss Kate Cuttables is..............

The winner of the Close to My Heart A Size stamp set is.......
Thanks again to everyone who joined us!  TFL, and I hope everyone has a chance to craft today :)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

All Star Sports Sneak Peek at Craftin' Desert Divas

Hi Everybody!
Today starts the July stamp release at Craftin Desert Divas. We have some exciting news to share with you! Tara has added some adorable Trina Clark images to go with her sentiments. These images will also come with a SVG cut file that is FREE to you.

There are a few specials during this release we want to share with you.
Every purchase receives a FREE Too Cute by Jessica SVG pattern made especially for this release.
Any 2 Stamp purchase will receive a FREE mini stamp. Both stamp & pattern will be revealed during the hop. There will also be a sale 20% off your ENTIRE purchase using code:JULY starting on Friday. The free mini stamp & sale will end Aug.1,2014.
Welcome to Day 4 of Craftin Desert Divas July stamp release party!! Each day we will be giving you a sneak peek at one of the five new stamp sets. Then, on Friday and Saturday, we will have a blog hop with prizes each day. There are some amazing creations being shared today during this stamp release.

Today we are showcasing the All Star Sports stamp set.

All of the new stamps are 4x6 and Made in the USA.
Stamps will be available to order on Friday.

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 show previews first, have giveaways and much more!!

Here's my project I created:

*Craftin' Desert Divas - All Star Sports stamp set
*SVG Cutting Files - Hello Kitty Basketball Player 
(free from a recent blog hop)
*Bubbles Cuttlebug embossing folder
*nesting circle punch
*Memento - Tuxedo Black ink

*Eeeeek!!  Isn't she the cutest??!!  My middle daughter plays basketball, 
so I was SUPER excited to get this file!
*I added some detailing with a black gel pen.  
And she's out of breath from playing, so her cheeks are a little flushed!

*I added pop dots behind her for added dimension.
*I am in LOVE with the background, it looks just like a basketball!!

*She couldn't stay away from the basketball hoop, lol!

Sneak Peek Giveaway!!

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!! Just click on the DT's name to get to their blog.

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.

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