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Monday, June 30, 2014

Red, White, and Blue!

The Red, White, and Blue Linky Party is happening right now at
 
 
Here is a bit of inspiration for you.
 
 
I was digging through an old storage container from when I first started scrapbooking almost 20 years ago, and found some 8 1/2" x 11" pieces of scrapbook paper including the background sheet I used for my card. It is called Blue Stars. This piece of paper was manufactured by Paper Pizazz (Hot Off the Press) back in 1997. When I saw it, I thought it is about time this gets used! LOL!

 
It makes a great background for this super sweet cut file called International Beauty America by Treasure Box Designs. I added a firework from the 4th of July Banners by Miss Kate Cuttables and topped with some Trendy Twine. Then I finished off with my sentiment from Craftin' Desert Divas. This is from the stamp set called Celebrate Freedom. Links are posted below.

 
If you are looking for a few more ideas for the 4th of July, this is a quick and easy project that would look cute on the front of a gift bag or even used on a banner as well!
 
Supplies Used:
Craftin' Desert Divas: Celebrate Freedom
Treasure Box Designs: International Beauty America
Miss Kate Cuttables: 4th of July Banners
Trendy Twine: Stars and Stripes
Paper Pizazz: Blue Stars
Hollo's Paper Warehouse: Cardstock
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Blessings,
                     
 
I want to enter my card into the following challenges:
My Craft Spot: #142 Patriotic
PDE Linky Party: #13 Many Layers
Pile It On: #26 Outdoor Fun
613 Avenue Create: #78 Anything Goes
Open-Minded Crafting Fun: #13 Patriotic Colors
Crafty Catz: #237 Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge: #63
Word Art Wednesday: #138 Anything Goes


Friday, June 27, 2014

Yo Ho Ho!!!

Today and tomorrow the Design Teams for Craftin' Desert Divas and KaDoodle Bug Designs are hosting a FaceBook Fanpage Blog Hop. There is some terrific inspiration in this hop and I hope you will join us.

My Face Book page is here!

I thought I'd share my project here as well.
 
 
This would make a terrific invitation for a Pirate Party. I really like how it turned out.
 
 
The cut files are from KaDoodle Bug Designs. They are from the Pirate Foxes set.
 
 
The sentiment is part of the Say It Big stamp set from Craftin' Desert Divas.
 
Other Supplies:
Black and Red Cradstock: American Craft
Brown Shades of Cardstock: Hollo's Paper Warehouse
 
There are lots of prizes being given away today and tomorrow on the hop. I hope you will join us for your chance to win. It starts here:
 
 
I hope you have enjoyed the card.
 
Blessings,
                      
 
Fan-tastic Tuesday: #41 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: #237 Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge: #63
Word Art Wednesday: #138 Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

CDD 4th Stamp Release Blog Hop

 
 
Welcome to our 4th Craftin Desert Diva's stamp release blog hop!! I'm super excited to share with you the CDD June release stamps. There are four new stamps that are being released today in the Craftin Desert Divas Shop and are available now for purchase.
 
Let me show you the four latest stamp sets:
 
 
Holly Day Punnies - you can purchase them HERE
 
 
Be Inspired - You can purchase them HERE
 
 
Bring On The Cake - You can purchase them HERE
 
 
Say It Big - You can purchase them HERE
 
How about a sale??!! Use the code JUNE for 20% off your ENTIRE order!! The sale runs through July 7th.
 
Craftin' Desert Divas is giving away one stamp set each day & Too Cute by Jessica is giving away $25 gift card to her store (regular priced items).
PLUS, every purchase qualifies for a FREE SVG file...
 
 
 
And now for my project....
 

Supplies Used:
Craftin' Desert Divas: Say It Big
SVG Attic: Feel Better Soon
Cardstock: Hollo's Paper Warehouse
Glitz (DP): Laced with Grace
Twine: LSS Store $1 Bin
 
I hope you enjoy all of today's projects.  A complete blog line up is located for you below in case you get lost along the way. Don't forget to comment along the way to have a chance for the prizes. And if you'd like, you can become a follower as well. Winners will be picked from a different blog each day, so the more you comment the more chances you have to win.
 
CDD Gallery - We'd love you to share your projects using the CDD stamps.
 
Next up is the amazing Lori!
 
 Blog Hop Line-Up
 
Blessings,
                     
 
I will enter this into the following challenge:
Fan-tastic Tuesday: #41 Anything Goes 


Monday, June 23, 2014

Say It Big - Happy Birthday

It is another release over at
 
 
and today is Day 4 of the Sneak Peeks. And then tomorrow, I hope you will come back and join us for a two day blog hop that includes prizes for each day.

 We will be having a release sale that will start June 24th. You can use code JUNE for 20% off your ENTIRE order. There is also a Too Cute by Jessica SVG pattern that will be FREE with EVERY purchase. It will be revealed during the hop!

Today , we are showing off some sneak peeks using the Say It Big stamp set. I am using the Happy Birthday sentiment on my project.

 
Not too long ago I made two other Mickey/Minnie door hangers and my oldest son really liked them. Yesterday was his birthday so I decided to make this one for him. I hung it on his door for him to find when he woke up. He turned 10. My first one in the double digits. Oh my! Time is flying by!
 
 
Supplies Used:
Craftin' Desert Divas: Say It Big (Available Tomorrow)
Trendy Twine: Celebration
My Scrap Chick: Door Hanger w/ Pocket
Bo Bunny: Back to Backs "Surprise Hooray" and "Surprise"
Cardstock: American Craft (red, white and black)
Cardstock: Bazzill (yellow)
Miss Kate Cuttables: Mouse Memories - Boy
 
I can't wait for you to see the rest of this stamp set. It is one of my favorites!!!
 
All of the new stamps are 4x6 and Made in the USA. Stamps will be available to order on Tuesday. We hope you will stop by the store, 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!! 

Today's 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 of winning!! There is a link on the Craftin' Desert Divas blog to all the blogs.
 
Today's winner will be announced tomorrow. The winner will be picked from a different blog each day so be sure to visit and leave comments.

Thanks for stopping by here! I hope you will come again or stop by my FB page.

Blessings,
                      
 
I will enter this into the following challenge:
Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Jellyfish Fun!

Good morning to all my Action Wobble fans. Today promises to be a fantastic Tuesday!

I have a bit of wobble action to share with you!
 
 
I used the Jellyfish that was yesterday's freebie at Miss Kate Cuttables and added a wobble to the back of it to make this super sweet treat container.
 
 
Supplies Used:
Action Wobble: Royal Castle Shoppe
Miss Kate Cuttables: Jellyfish
Trendy Twine: Totally White
Cardstock: Hollo's Paper Warehouse
DP: Old sheet from my stash
 
And now to finish with a bit of sad news for me. This is my last post on the Action Wobble team. Thank you for allowing me to wobble around with you the last 6 months.
 
Have a terrific day and many blessings to you! 
                              
 
I will enter my treat tag into the following challenges:
Pause, Dream, Enjoy: Linky Party #12 - Beach/Ocean
Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes
Creative Cutting Challenge: #36 Anything Goes
Love to Create: #120 Anything Goes
Clear it Out Challenge: Anything Goes Theme/Stash
Fan-tastic Tuesday: #40 Summer at the Beach

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Party Monster/New Design Team - KaDoodle Bug Design

Exciting News! I am now designing for KaDoodle Bug Designs. Yeah!
 
Today I have a cute card to share with you using the KaDoodle Bug Designs' Party Monsters set. It is also the mid post for the current Linky Party at Craftin' Desert Divas. This party we are asking you to make a project using your favorite color (you can use several shades of your favorite color or you can use an accent color or two as long as your favorite color is the dominating color). Hope you will link your creation to the Linky Party!
 
My Favorite Color is Blue!!!
 
 
This little monster makes a super cute birthday card! The balloons, banner, and star are all included in the Party Monster set. The paper is from the Hip Hip Hooray line by Doodlebug Design. I really like the color combo the paper uses!!!
 
Supplies Used:
KaDoodle Bug Design: Party Monsters
Doodlebug Design: Hip Hip Hooray
Trendy Twine: Totally White
Hollo's Paper Warehouse: Cardstock
 
Thanks for stopping by! Please check out my designs on FB and Pinterest as well!
 
Blessings, 
                    
 
I will enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Fingers: #39 Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: #136 Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: Happy Birthday
Fan-tastic Tuesday: #39 Anything Goes
Creative Cutting Challenge: #36 Anything Goes
Love to Create: #120 Anything Goes


Friday, June 13, 2014

Guest Designer - Trendy Twine "Celebration"

I could not be more excited about today!

Today I have a Guest Design Project over on the Trendy Twine blog.

This month the theme is Birthdays and the girls over there are sharing projects all month long using the Celebration twine. This is such a fun color with so many possibilities. And this month both the Celebration spool and the Celebration mini set are on sale.
 
I am always looking for creative ways to let my kiddos know that they are loved. And these cute door hangers would be so fun to hang on their doors the morning of their birthdays, holidays, or just because. Thank you to Cheryl, my teammate over at My Scrap Chick, for the inspiration. Stop by her blog to see her versions of the door hanger.
 
http://iliketocreate.blogspot.com/
 
As I was putting these together, I also thought hanging one of these on a child's door could be the first clue of many clues when you want to announce to your kids that the family is headed to Disney. How exciting would that be!
 
http://iliketocreate.blogspot.com/

http://iliketocreate.blogspot.com/
 
I used the Door Hanger with Pocket file from My Scrap Chick. The Mickey cut file is no longer available, so I do not have a link for it. The Minnie Mouse file is available at Miss Kate Cuttables though and I will share a link below. I hope you will give this project a try or come up with your own design for a cute door hanger using Trendy Twine.

http://iliketocreate.blogspot.com/

Supplies Used:
Trendy Twine: Celebration
My Scrap Chick: Door Hanger w/ Pocket
Bo Bunny: Back to Backs "Surprise Hooray" and "Surprise"
Doodlebug Designs: Hip Hip Hooray "Party Animals"
Cardstock: American Craft
Miss Kate Cuttables: Mouse Memories - Girl
My Craft Spot: Simply Sentiments

http://iliketocreate.blogspot.com/

If you make a door hanger of your own, I'd enjoy seeing it. Please stop by my FB page, M Miranda Creations, and leave a link to your project.

Many Blessings, 
                            
 
I will enter this project into the following challenges:
Creative Fingers: #39 Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times: Keep it Clean and Simple
Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: #136 Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: Happy Birthday
Fan-tastic Tuesday: #38 Anything Goes
Creative Cutting Challenge: #36 Anything Goes
Love to Create: #119 Make it for the Kids

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Dog Tag

There is a new challenge at
 
 
Theme: #63 Celebrate Your Country
 
We have design members on our team from several different countries, and we know that those entering our challenges are just as diverse; so for the next two weeks, we would love to see a card that uses the Colors of Your Country. Your project does not have to be patriotic; but since I have been in the patriotic mood the last couple of weeks, I have made another card to share with you that would be great for thanking a serviceman. Today 70 years ago was D-Day. On that day, many lost their lives trying to bring freedom to the oppressed. I ask you today, who are you willing to die for? Are you willing to give everything to free someone from the grips of oppression?

Galatians 5:1 - For freedom Christ has set us free
 
 
My Scrap Chick came out with a set of Dog Tag Cards last week, and upon seeing them I knew I would have to give one a try. There are three cards in the set and I will probably be making the other two before long! I really like how this one turned out!
 
 
The Thank You at the bottom of my card cut out so nicely on my new Cameo. I am really starting to get the hang of my new machine. Yeah!
 
Here is a close-up of the sentiment I used. It is from the Celebrate Freedom set from Craftin' Desert Divas.
 
 
I am on my last piece of this striped paper that I have been using on many of my patriotic cards lately. I'm sad about it as it is hard for me to find papers I really like for certain holidays, and the Fourth of July is one of those holidays. Hopefully there is enough for the last two cards in the Dog Tag cards set!
 
Supplies Used:
My Scrap Chick: Dog Tags Card Set
Craftin' Desert Divas: Celebrate Freedom Stamp Set
TPC Studio: Heartfelt Travel Stripe
 
 
I hope you have enjoyed my card. Can't wait to see your card or project on the Simply Create Too Challenge Blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by and hope you will return soon!
 
Blessings,
                     
 
I will enter this card into the following challenges:
Sister Act Card Challenge: #60 Cards Only
CRAFT Challenge: #262 Father's Day/Male
Divas by Design: Red, White and Blue
Papertake Weekly Challenge: A.G. w/opt. summer theme
Fan-tastic Tuesday: #38 Summer
Paper Issues: In the Navy (7/6)

Monday, June 2, 2014

Enjoy the Moment

Ever wonder why the crab gives himself such a bad rap? I just can't understand why he is so crabby when he gets to live at the beach. I would take his place in a minute!!! He just needs to learn to enjoy the moment!

This is both my Action Wobble bi-weekly Tuesday post and a DT post for My Scrap Chick.

The cut file is a complete card from My Scrap Chick and the wobble has been placed
behind the crab.
 
 
The sentiment is from Craftin' Desert Divas Picture This Stamp Set.
 

This card is super easy and quick to put together. You just have to watch out for Mr. Crab's pinchers because they move super fast on an Action Wobble.
 
Supplies Used:
The Scrapbooking Queen: Action Wobble
My Scrap Chick: Sam's Class Crab Card
Craftin' Desert Divas: Picture This Stamp Set
Googly Eyes
Various Cardstock from my Scrap Stash
(It is time to use up the scraps instead of constantly reaching for a new piece of paper.)
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
 
Blessings,
                     
 
I will enter this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge: A.G. w/opt. summer theme
Shopping Our Stash: Critters
Scrappy Mom's Stamps: Amusing Animals (6/9)
Fan-tastic Tuesday: #38 Summer
Allsorts Challenge Blog: #261 For the Guys
Sister Act Card Challenge: #59 (Cards Only)

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Hello Spring Easel Card

Happy Monday! It is another mid-challenge post for the current Linky Party at
 
 
Theme: Fun Fold Cards
 
I have made an Easel Card:
 


 
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
 
Blessings,