M Miranda Creations' Pages

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Explosions of Fun

Happy Saturday, everyone!!! May your weekend be blessed. There is so much to celebrate this time of year as another school year comes to a close. And soon it will be time to begin plans for our 4th of July Holiday.
 
Are you planning a special get together with friends? Or will you be sending cards to our troops? Well then, how about a bit more inspiration from the
 
Craftin' Desert Divas Celebrate Freedom stamp set!
 
I used the Explosions of Fun sentiment!
 

 
Nothing like a good fireworks show as our flag stands tall in the wind.
 

 
The card is a standard A2 size and would make a great invitation to a backyard cookout on the 4th. Change the sentiment to Home of the Brave or Celebrate Freedom and it would be a perfect card to send to a soldier. And of course there are many more possibilities! The cut files for the flag and fireworks come from Miss Kate Cuttables.
 
Supplies Used:
Craftin' Desert Divas: Celebrate Freedom
Miss Kate Cuttables: 4th of July Banners and American Flag
TPC Studio: Heartfelt Travel Stripe
Various cardstocks including some from American Craft
Cut with my Cameo
  
Thanks for dropping in today!
 
Blessings,
                    
 
I will enter this card into the following challenges:
Sister Act Card Challenge: #59 Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts: #39 Summer's Coming
4 Creative Chicks: #196 Crazy Egg
Creative Creations: #264 It is all about "S"

Paper Issues: In the Navy (7/6)


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Thank a Soldier

As I was putting together this card, I couldn't help but to think about all the soldiers past and present who have given and currently give me and my family the opportunity to celebrate the 4th of July; so I made it a Thank You card.
 
This 4th of July season I would encourage you to Thank a Soldier too.
 
 
I used My Scrap Chick's 4th of July tag to make this 4x4" square card. I just adjusted the size of the tag to fit on to the front of the card. The pieces still cut easily on my Cameo even in the smaller size. It could also be made as a tag as it was originally designed and used on a gift package for a soldier. I hope you will give it a try!
 
Supplies Used:
My Scrap Chick: 4th of July Tag
My Craft Spot: Tiny Tags
Trendy Twine: Blue Berry
TPC Studio: Heartfelt Travel Stripe
Various cardstocks including American Craft
Background DP is a piece from my scrap bin
 
Blessings,
                      
 I will enter this into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: Crazy Egg {Anything Goes}
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Tag... You're It
Crafty Creations: #264 It is all about "S"
613 Avenue Create: #73 Anything Goes w/Optional Twist Metal

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Pint Sized Patriot


It is Hop Time at Craftin' Desert Divas!

If you came from Karen's blog, then you are in the right place. If not, you may want to head to Tara's blog and start at the beginning.
 
This month we have 5 new stamp sets to share with you! WooHoo!!!
Read all the way to the bottom to learn about a chance to win some great prizes today;
and also about a bundle price on all 5 stamp sets.
 
If you have been hopping along, then you know that the DT has put together some amazing projects!
 
Here is mine using Celebrate Freedom:
 
 
The sweet girl file comes from the Happy Fourth of July Kids and can be picked up at the
 
I knew it would be a perfect file for the Pint Sized Patriot sentiment!!!
 

 
 I gave her dark hair like my baby girl.
 
Supplies Used:
Craftin Desert Divas: Celebrate Freedom
Too Cute By Jessica: Happy Fourth of July Kids
Trendy Twine: Stars and Stripes
Spellbinders: Nested Pennants
Various Cardstock including American Craft
 
 
 
Do you want to get a great deal on all 5 sets?
 
 
The sale price is 65.45 and includes shipping. It is a savings of $10. 
 (Due to the set up of the cart, $2.50 will be charged for shipping, but the amount has been deducted from the overall price of the stamps.)
 
With every Picture This and Picture That purchase you will receive a free Studio file for use with a Silhouette machine. (This is not an SVG file.)
 
Every purchase will also get you the Too Cute By Jessica All That Glitters pattern for free.
 
 
And I did mention prizes, right?!!!
 
Craftin Desert Divas is giving away one set of stamps each day of the hop and Too Cute By Jessica has a $25 gift certificate for a lucky winner each day.
 
How do you win? Glad you asked!!!
Just leave some comment love on all the blogs. Easy Peasy!
Today's winners will be announced tomorrow on the Craftin Desert Divas Blog.
 
Next up is Krystle!
 
If you get lost along the way, here is today's hop line-up:
 
 Thanks for stopping in! I hope you will hit the follower button at the top and drop in again!!!
 
Blessings,
                    
 
I will enter my card into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes w. optional use of metal
Creative Fingers: #37 Anything Goes
Divas by Design: Anything Goes
Just B Creative Crazy: May's Just Because Linky Party (5/31)

Paper Issues: In the Navy (7/6)


Friday, May 23, 2014

Celebrate Freedom Gift Box


It is Day 5 of Sneak Peek Week at Craftin' Desert Divas and today we are showing you the
 
Celebrate Freedom Sneak Peek!!!
 
Join us each day this week as we will be giving you a sneak peek at one of the five new stamp sets. Then on Saturday and Sunday we will have a blog hop with prizes each day. The design team has some amazing creations to share with you during this stamp release party and of course we will have some great giveaways each day as well. (If you want a chance to win today's prize, then see the end of this post for all the details.)
 
All of the new stamps are 4x6 and Made in the USA.
 
Stamps will be available to order on Saturday in the Craftin Desert Divas Shop.
 
And once you have ordered your CDD Stamps, be sure to join our Craftin Desert Divas Gallery Facebook group. You can share all of your fabulous creations there using the CDD Stamps. It also gives you access to all the previews first, fun giveaways, and so much more. Come join us!!!
 
Here is my project featuring the Happy July 4th sentiment.
I can't wait until you see this set in its entirety tomorrow.
 
 
Here is a close-up of the sentiment.
(I did a bit of masking on it - you'll see what I mean tomorrow.)

 
And one more with the gift box open.
 
 
Supplies Used:
Craftin Desert Divas: Celebrate Freedom (available tomorrow in the shop)

 
What would a good Sneak Peek be without a giveaway, right!!!
 
You could win your own Celebrate Freedom set today.
 
If you'd like a chance to win, all you have to do is leave some comment love. You are not required to comment on every blog; but the more you comment on, the better chance you have of winning.
 
Tara will announce today's winner, tomorrow. The winner will be picked from a different blog each day.
 
As always, I am so glad you stopped by. I hope you will join all of us Craftin' Desert Divas again tomorrow for more great inspiration and, of course, another chance to win!!!
 
Blessings,
                      
 
I will enter this into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: #72 Anything Goes or Optional Twist
Crafting by Designs: May Anything Goes
Creative Fingers: #37 Anything Goes
Stuck On U Sketches: 3D Die Cut Challenge
Divas by Design: Anything Goes

Paper Issues: In the Navy (7/6)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Sweet Bear Hugs

It is Day 3 of Sneak Peek Week at Craftin' Desert Divas and today we are showing you a
 
Sneak Peek of Picture This!!!
 
Join us each day this week as we will be giving you a sneak peek at one of the five new stamp sets. Then on Saturday and Sunday we will have a blog hop with prizes each day. The design team has some amazing creations to share with you during this stamp release party and of course we will have some great giveaways each day as well. (If you want a chance to win today's prize, then see the end of this post for all the details.)
 
All of the new stamps are 4x6 and Made in the USA.
 
Stamps will be available to order on Saturday in the Craftin Desert Divas Shop.
 
And once you have ordered your CDD Stamps, be sure to join our Craftin Desert Divas Gallery Facebook group. You can share all of your fabulous creations there using the CDD Stamps. It also gives you access to all the previews first, fun giveaways, and so much more. Come join us!!!
 
Here is my card using this super fun set:
 
 
 
My card measures 3.25" square.

 Supplies Used:
Craftin Desert Divas: Picture This (available Saturday in the shop)
Trendy Twine: Twisted Gumball
Echo Park: Everyday Eclectic
Hollo's (Local Paper Warehouse): Pink Cardstock
  
 
What would a good Sneak Peek be without a giveaway, right!!!
 
You could win your own Picture This set today.
 
If you'd like a chance to win, all you have to do is leave some comment love. You are not required to comment on every blog; but the more you comment on, the better chance you have of winning. Go here to see everyone's projects and to get all the links.
 
Tara will announce today's winner, tomorrow. The winner will be picked from a different blog each day.
 
As always, I am so glad you stopped by. I hope you will join all of us Craftin' Desert Divas again tomorrow for more great inspiration and, of course, another chance to win!!!
 
Blessings,
                    
I will enter my card into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: #72 Anything Goes or Optional Twist
Crafting by Designs: May Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbow: #79 Animals
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Ohhh So Cute

Monday, May 19, 2014

"hi," says Turtle!

Sometimes you just need an easy card! Something that goes together quickly, but will still put a smile on the recipient's face. Well today I have one of those. I hope you like it.
 
This is my Action Wobble bi-weekly Tuesday post.
 
 
Isn't this little turtle adorable? The conversation bubble is on the Action Wobble. And Action Wobbles just make a card fun!
 
Supplies Used:
The Scrapbooking Queen: Action Wobble
My Scrap Chick: Turtle Card
Various cardstock from my Stash
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Blessings,
                      
 
I will enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafting by Designs: May Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbow: #79 Animals
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Ohhh So Cute

Sunday, May 18, 2014

No Lion, You're Cute!

It is Monday and that means I am posting in the mid post for the
 
 
 
I've used this lion cut file before; but I knew I had to use him again when I picked my sentiment!
 
The sentiment "No Lion, You're Cute" comes from the Punny stamp set from the

 
Supplies Used:
Craftin' Desert Divas: Punny
Echo Park: Hello Summer
Little Scraps of Heaven: Lion Cut File
Trendy Twine: Berry Red
American Craft: Cardstock
Spellbinders: Nested Pennants
(Button and other various cardstocks from my stash)
 
The card measures 5" square.
 
This card was given to my incredible husband. He is not just cute; he is one amazing and talented man. I'm lucky to have him!!!
 
Thanks for stopping by. Hope to have you here again soon.
 
Blessings,
                     
 
I will enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafting by Designs: May Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbow: #79 Animals
The ABC Challenge: L is for Lots of Layers
The Paper Issues: It's Raining Cats and Dogs and Other Animal Varieties
Scrapbook Blessings Club: #20 Anything Goes

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Oh Boy!!!

Hey, Everyone, it's Friday! Yeah!!! I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend ahead of you!

Today I am sharing a project for two Design Teams: 
Craftin Desert Divas and Simply Create Too.

The project highlights the Snips and Snails stamp set from the Craftin' Desert Divas shop!

Making cards and gift bags for babies has to be about the best thing ever, don't ya think!!!
 
 
The bag will hold a small gift and the card is just perfect to give the sweet baby a small note of welcome into his family.
 
 
I just love the big eyes on this snail! Too cute!!
 
 
Can't you see this made for a little girl! Just change the shell to shades of pink and use a sentiment from Sugar and Spice.
 
 Supplies Used:
Craftin' Desert Divas: Snips and Snails
Treasure Box Designs: Cute as a Bug (Snail)
My Scrap Chick: Gift Bag, Tag, and Cards (Gift Bag Only)
Trendy Twine: Twisted Lime
DCWV: Nana's Kids (DP)
Various Cardstocks from my scrap stash
 
 Blessings,

                      
 
I will enter this  gift set into the following challenges:
Crafts Galore Challenge: #5 Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: May Anything Goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy: Linky Party #10 Bugs
Silhouette: #13 Gift Bag
Ruby's Rainbow: #79 Animals
Papertake Weekly: Pretty Pastels

School's Out!

Wow, it has been a few weeks. My die-cutting machine went on the permanently injured list and I had to get something new. Got a Cameo this time. This is the 2nd project I have cut with it and I am enjoying it!
 
Today I have a Design Team project for My Scrap Chick.
 
The end of the school year is looming on the horizon and I thought it would be good to get started on some cards that the boys could give to their teachers at the end of the year to say Thank You.
 
 
 I used two sets of cut files from the My Scrap Chick store to make this card:
 
 
Other Supplies Used:
Echo Park paper: Everyday Eclectic
Canvas Corp: Chalkstock
My Craft Spot: Big Sentiments 2
Trendy Twine: Twisted Lime
Graphic 45: Stamp from the ABC Primer collection
Tim Holtz: Distress Crackle Paint/Clear Rock Candy
Papertrey Ink: Fresh Snow ink
Buttons and Gems from My Stash

It is hard to see the Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint on the apple in the photo, but it does add a really nice touch to the card. And I really like the effect of the white ink on the chalkstock. I think that when I make the next one, I will use a colored ink to make it look like colored chalk. Another fun idea would be to use sequins in place of the buttons and gems.
 
 
Thanks for stopping by! I am so glad you are here! Check back tomorrow for another DT post.
 
Blessings,
                       
 
 
I will enter this into the following challenges:
Crafts Galore Challenge: #5 Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: May Anything Goes
613 Ave Create: Anything Goes #71


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Spring Bunny

I had made a set of cards right before Easter that I had forgot to share. It was the last cards I was able to make before my Eclips quit working on me. I have sat around for a week and a half now with out my favorite crafting tool. I am happy to report that a new machine is on the way and should be here by Monday!!! I'm getting a Cameo this time!
 
But for now, I'd like to share this one last Easter card set. I also think this card could be used as a fun Just Because Spring card. But I'll let you decide.
  
 
I used the Spring Faces Cards from My Scrap Chick for this fun 3.5x3.5" card. This has been my favorite size card to make lately. They are so easy to tuck into a gift bag or to leave on the dresser of a guest room when you stay with a friend or family. They are also great to stick on gift packages or to leave as little notes in your spouses bag when he travels! So many possibilities!!!
 
 If you give the Spring Cards Faces a try, I would love to see your card or project!!!
 
Supplies Used:
My Scrap Chick Cut Files: Spring Faces Cards
Doodlebug Designs: Hello Spring
(I think Doodlebug is now in my top 3 for favorite paper lines!)
Trendy Twine: Bubblegum Tafffy
My Craft Spot: Tiny Tags
Peachy Keen Stamps: Winter Faces Assortment
American Craft: Cardstock

Here is a close up of my tag. I really like the Tiny Tags set if you haven't noticed yet!!!

 
Thank you for stopping by! I would really like for you to be a follower. I have three easy ways for you to do so.
 
1. Become a follower of my blog
2. Like my page on Facebook
3. Check out my pins on Pinterest
 
I would also like to see your work! If you leave your blog address in your comment, I will stop by and see what you are up to as well! I like to have the inspiration!!!!
 
Blessings,
                     
I will enter this set of cards into the following challenges:
Moving Along with the Times: Pretty Pastels
That Craft Place: Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Challenge: #5 Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey: Spots and/or Stripes
The ABC Challenge: K is for Keep it Simple
Crafting by Designs: May Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesdays: Springtime
Scrappy Mom Stamps: Hippity Hop