Craftin Desert Divas | GingerCookie Image

Hello friends – I’m excited to be sharing today on the Craftin’ Desert Divas Blog.  I am a member of the Digi Design Team, so I get to share some of our super cute Digi Stamps with you today!

It is also time to introduce a new Monthly Social Media Challenge - just use the image below, and share on social media using the hashtag #CDDMonthly to play along!


Tara has some great images for the holidays, and that makes Holiday Card making easier!!  CLICK HERE to shop the Store!


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This image is called Ginger Cookie and he was super cute to color with my Copics.  I also added some dimension and shading with my white gel pen! 

I used papers from the Here Comes Santa Claus paper pad, which coordinates so well with our Christmas Matte Enamel Embellishments! My cards are not complete without those sprinkles of cuteness!! 

I used the Fancy Frames dies and the Stitched in Circles dies to cut everything out.  And I paired the image with a sentiment from our This & That stamp set. 



I hope you enjoyed today’s fun card!  Thanks for visiting us on the Craftin Desert Divas Blog!

Check out all our our fun Christmas supplies HERE on the Store! 

PPRS | Sweet Treats

Hi friends!! 

Make sure you check out the Blog Hop for Julie HERE and send her some love!!


I am back today with a post for the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Design Team!  I am sharing some more from our recent release!  SO MUCH goodness that I need to spread it out!!

PP Cupcake Set

Today I am using Christmas Cupcakes!  This is a super fun set, with some great images and it coordinates with the Cupcake Dies.   I found some fun Christmas papers and drew the colors from that.  It worked perfectly for the cute lil gingerbread man sticking out of this cupcake!! 

I then die cut the white panel with my Wonky Stitched Dies, and added the sentiment on the side.   


This is a great set for sharing some fun for the holidays!!  I think it would be a great set to add to your Holiday Treats if you share them with others. 

Shop the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Store HERE and check out the blog today for more from our team!



Surprise Blog Hop for Julie!

Hello, my friends!

Welcome to a SPECIAL SURPRISE blog hop for my dear friend, Julie Odil!


Julie was recently diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma, so this hop is our was of letting her know that we are here for her. You should have come here from Audy VanZandt. If you didn't, please hop over to THIS POST for a complete list of participants! Along with this hop, there is a special release digital stamp set and paper pack from the MHKDesigns Etsy shop designed specifically for sending get well cards to those struggling with different forms of cancer. The colors of the paper pack are lavender (all cancers awareness), lime green (lymphoma awareness), pink (breast cancer awareness), teal (ovarian cancer awareness), and peach (cervical cancer awareness). Take a peek at these products...

I choose to work with the lavender paper to work for all cancers!  I kept the rest simple as I wanted to mail this out too.  I printed the sentiment on the paper and then colored the flower with Copics.  I added a quick bow and was done.  


December 1 Blog Hop


Thank you so much for stopping by today, friends! I know that Julie need our support now more than ever, so let's band together and show her that we are here for her! Your next stop on the hop is the lovely Leah Cornelius!!

What a great way to kick off December!! 

Julie, will be keeping you in our prayers - remember God has a plan for you!!  

Craftin Desert Divas Release Week | Free Digi Image!

Hi Friends!

Happy Monday!  It's going to be a rough one after that wonderful holiday weekend, but here we go!  I'm actually not happy that this week starts December!  I'm not ready for December!!  STOP!!


OK, now that that is over, how about we enjoy some card goodness! 

Today is release day at the Craftin' Desert Divas stamp line!  If you join the party here on Facebook, Tara is giving away Digi Images!  Just click that you are going to the event, and then when we get enough, she will release this super cute lil Bundled Bunny image for FREE!!   Sneak Peeks for the new stamps, dies, sequins and planner clips starts today on the CDD Blog!


Nov. Release specials: All items will be in the CDD Shop on 12/1 at 4pm EST. The special this release is FREE shipping with minimum purchase and a free bag of limited edition sequins to the first 50 orders. US customers with $20. minimum order use code: 20SHIP for free shipping. International customers with $40. minimum purchase use code: 40SHIP for free shipping. Offer is not valid on previous orders, In stock items only. Offer valid 12-1 thru 12-10-16.


CCD Release Image

How cute is this image?  I colored it with some great fallish colors.  And then I added some greys to give it a nice wintery day feel to it.  I added a touch of "snowflakes" with some fairy glitter from the store as well.  My cardstock and patterned paper were cut with the Fanciful Frames dies

The sentiment is from the Greetings Word Dies paired with the Tiny Sentiment stamp set. 

Make sure you check out the Release Event HERE on Facebook! 


Thanks for visiting today!  Enjoy your Monday!!



Scrapbook Blessings Sponsored Hop | AMB Illustrations


Hey all!!  Welcome to our monthly Video Hop for Scrapbook Blessings Club!  We are so lucky to be sponsored by a fun little Etsy store called AMB Illustrations.  And she graciously gave us “Christmas Faces” clip art download, and Christmas digital paper to work with today!  And I can’t wait to see what everyone created!!


Please remember this is a video hop – and I do love your comments here, but if you would like to be part of our giveaway, you need to watch and comment on all 6 of our videos!  You can follow the link in the bottom of my video on YouTube HERE.    So grab something warm and head over there to watch the videos today!!



Here is my video for this Hop!  Enjoy!!




And once again, I want to thank AMB Illustrations for sponsoring us today!  This was another fun hop to be a part of !!


I hope you have all had a great Thanksgiving weekend!!  Thankfully, my Brother and his family came in to visit and we enjoyed the meal with my parents, Grandpa and Aunt.  My dad is feeling really well.  He ENJOYED the meal and some pie!!  That is great!!  Something to really be thankful for!!  And he finishes up his treatments this week and praying that it has done it’s job!!  (Although if he can eat, I know it did something!!!) 

Thanks for the prayers my friends!! 

Scrapbook Blessing Club | No-Line Coloring Tutorial

Hi crafty friends!! 

I am up on the Scrapbook Blessings Club blog today - I'm sharing a fun coloring technique.  It's called No Line Coloring and it's a fun take on stamping and coloring your images! 

Check out my video today and let me know if you give this a try!!



SBC No Line

 The image I used is called Frosting Spinner from Art Impressions.  Check it out HERE


As mentioned, this is a great technique to try. Make sure you keep your ink colors light and practice with your shading on your image!  This really makes it pop!!

Also, I wanted to let you know the Scrapbook Blessing Club is looking for a couple more DT members!  If you like to share your craft on YouTube, this could be for you!  Check that out HERE!

Today we are getting ready for the holiday tomorrow!  I wanted to say THANK YOU to all of you for coming to visit me here on my lil space in the internet!


MHK Designs November Challenge


Hi friends!!  I am back again with more MHK Designs goodies for you!!  Today we are starting our newest Monthly Challenge!  


This idea image is so pretty and some of us are showcasing a fun set from the upcoming December release!! I can't wait to share that release with you all!!



 Make sure you join us over at the MHK Designs blog and you can win prizes!!  


November Challenge

 This set is called Fanciful Feathers, and like I said is part of the December release!!  So you will have to wait a bit to get it.  But the wait is worth it!!  

I put three feathers together on the back and added the larger one in front.  I added the sentiment over top in black to make a nice focal point.  Thankfully, I had some cute papers that matched this color challenge and some black twine to finish it off.  


Have a great Holiday week!!




PPRS | Mojo Monday

Happy Saturday friends!!  There was a LOT of stuff shared this week here on the blog!  Craziness!!  But Tanya has such great stuff to share!  

I keep pulling out my goodies and making more!!  


PPRS Mojo Monday


When I saw the sketch for Mojo Monday this week, I thought immediately of the new Christmas Banner stamp set!  I stamped an image from Christmas Cupcakes on the kraft cs in white.  Then I masked the sentiment to stack it instead of having it long.  I stamped the holly banner and colored with Copics.  I added a splash of red cs and some embellies and BOOM!  Awesome Christmas Card!!  

I love this one so much, it may get repeated for more Christmas giving!!  

Make sure you check out all of the new Release Stamps HERE on the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps store!   

I am looking forward to a day at home today!  We are hosting Thanksgiving and there is always a  lot to do.  Not like last year, when we hosted over 40 people, just our small family.  But still, I like to get my chores done so I can enjoy the weekend!  

I am thankful for so much - today and everyday!  But today I wanted to tell you all I'm thankful for your visits here!  It means a lot to me!!  

Enjoy your Saturday!!

MFT Sketch | Flash the Sloth

Hi friends!  I am sneaking in tonight to show you this cute card!!  

Awhile back, I did a search for Sloth Stamps and it didn't turn up much.  So as soon as I saw the MFT Release of this cute set, I grabbed it!!  

Seriously?  How fun! 


I've loved sloths from way back in grade school, but when I saw Flash in Zootopia, I was reminded of how CUTE they could be!  

MFT Sketch 11-16

I'm playing along with this week's sketch for MFT over on their challenge blog.   I kept it super simple, and die cute this scalloped frame to put around my Flash.  Then the smaller element was perfect for the sentiment!  Super easy card!! 


McKinley and I had sat and colored images the other night while we watched TV.  Then last night I put this together, and as I was doing so, she was watching YouTube.  All of a sudden she screamed that the cat had a mouse!  Sure enough.   But would he kill it?  No.  Just play with it!  So it ended up getting stuck under my desk and I had to take things apart of get to it.  I didn't want it half dead and smelling up the house!  Gross!!  

We finally got the dogs to it and got it outside.  So, you may see sloths here once in awhile, but no more MICE IMAGES!  UGH!  



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Prickley Pear November Release | Envelopes

Welcome back!! 

I have more fun stuff from this week's release over t Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps!  

PPRS has some awesome clear stamps in their arsenal and matching dies!!  However, when I saw the new set, Christmas Banner, I wanted to use it to decorate some envelopes. 


PP Release Nov


Always be trying to stretch you stamps a little more, and decorating the outside of your envelopes is great too!  It is bound to put a smile on the face of everyone who opens their mail box to see a pretty envelope in there too!!