Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Foiling with a Laser printer

Hi, today I'm sharing a fun and very easy technique that produces a WOW factor to any project. When I first got my laser printer I got it for digital stamps. The ink does not smear with any coloring medium and that was the issue I was having. Ink smearing... Then, I got to researching and found out there is so much more that you can do with a laser printer. One thing is foiling using a laminator. The results are stunning and it is sooo easy. You simply print whatever you want to foil and then put the foil on it and run it through a laminator.

I used the Cool Treats digital stamp set for this card and deco gold foil. This is also the very first image I colored with my new Zig markers! I made my background in photoshop bc that is what I have but you can use any image program, even word! I then printed it out and laid the foil over it. I put it all in a parchment paper sleeve I made from just regular parchment paper from the kitchen. I put mine through my laminator twice. You need to make sure it is very hot!! Then you pull the foil off and you are left with a very shiny and fun project!!

If you don't own a laser printer, there are plenty of place that offer laser printing. Try your local library, office supply store, or even school resource centers are an option in some places!


Monday, August 14, 2017

Monkey in Space

Good Monday morning to everyone. Today I am sharing a fun shaker card using the newly released Space Cadet digital stamp set from Craftin Desert Divas. This is for the mood board challenge. Remember if you are playing along with us please use #CDDmonthly so we can see your projects! I just can't get enough of this spacey set and especially the monkeys in it. I used my prismacolored pencils this time and added glossy accents to the helmet. I created the shaker using the inside scalloped circle  die cut (cut 5 times then stacked together). I sprinkled some Twinkle sequins for the shaker element. I created the background with distress oxide inks. Thanks for looking and please leave some comments :) Everyone enjoys love!

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

It's HERE!!! Box Card video with tips and tricks!

Hello everyone! I am posting my first ever public video with tips and tricks using the new Box Card Die cut from Craftin Desert Divas. It went into the shop yesterday! This die is amazing and has sooo many possibilities. Here is a link to the video. PLEASE be kind.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Planning for a new adventure!

Hi everyone, today is my final peek with the Space Cadet digital stamp set coming TODAY at 12pm. EST. at Craftin Desert Divas!! This set is packed full of fun images to take your projects into outer space. I am featuring it in my planner during the week of new territory for us. The week that Gabe will be a sophmore, Cassandra will be moving to Colby, and Makayla's world will be completely rocked. I also use The Basic planner bundle to track my hydration and other things. That set is great for all your basic planner needs. I love that these pages are thick enough to support the new Distress Oxide inks without bleeding through!


Monday, August 7, 2017

Hello August!

I don't know about you, but the summer has flown by for me and with the beginning of a new month comes the new release at Craftin Desert Divas.  This month the digital team has the Box Card die and stamp set called Space Cadet. That set is just too cute!! I am going to show a quick view of all 3 box cards I have made and then will come back and give details on each one of them and maybe a video to show how I created them!!! I have some tips and tricks on how to make a box card EASILY that I want to share with all of you. So for now, here's a peek at what is to come :) Have a great Monday everyone :)

I had so much fun creating these and I can't wait to share the directions with you. You will be amazed at how easy it is and anyone can do it :) 

It is NOT too late to join us for the release event and if we hit 250 going to it there will be a new free digital stamp! Please join us at Facebook Release Party

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Wedding Tile

Hi everyone, we had the pleasure of attending a wedding over the weekend. I couldn't decide on a gift do I made this cross tile with their name on it. These are my go to gift when I can't come up with something else. People seem to love them!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Double Slider Card

Good morning! I have been seeing this style of card all over lately and wanted to make one myself. I looked on youtube and found lots of videos on how to do it so I just picked one and went with it and I am really happy with the results! I used the Freshly Squeezed digital set from Craftin Desert Divas and the font Lemonade Stand for the sentiment. I used my Shin Han Touch alcohol markers to color this adorable scene. The tab is die cut from the Fancy Frame Die.


Monday, July 24, 2017

Crafty Home Decor

So the past week I have been focusing on finally getting some home decor made and put up. I started with the Dollar Tree wreath, and then moved on to the fully handmade shadow boxes for our bedroom. Today I hung wired lights on an old farmhouse window for our accent wall. I also found an old board in the garage that will work perfectly for a shelf above the kitchen window that I have wanted ever since we moved in a year ago. I will paint and hang it tomorrow and will share pictures of that. The big project though is I found plans for ledge shelves and will be buying wood and making those very soon. I just have to remember how to use the skill saw and cut them. So here's to happy crafting and making a house a home :)

Friday, July 21, 2017

CDD Monthly Mood Board Challenge

Hi everyone, have you checked out this month's mood board challenge at Craftin Desert Divas? It is a fun one with summery colors. I used the Freshly Squeezed  digital stamp set for my take on the challenge. Be sure to join us and tag it using #cddmonthly for you chance to win!

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Western Fun

It is Rodeo time in Kansas right now with county fairs, big rodeos, and summer time fun! It was a lot of fun making these 2 cards with the Western Cowboy and Rodeo Girl digital stamps from Craftin Desert Divas. I started with printing the digital stamps on bristol smooth white cardstock and using my Tombow dual brush pens to color them in. I then die cut some panels and banners. I stamped the sentiments and added them. For the final touches I found some twine laying around that I wrapped and for the final touch added some sequins!