Stinkin' Cute

Happy Friday everyone!  Today I am sharing a card with you that I created using the Cutie KaToodles Girl Pig from Kadoodle Bug Designs.  This is the first time I've used one of these files and I must say that they do make up really cute.
Now I will admit that I took the lazy way out and instead of cutting and piecing all the corn kernels on the cob, I embossed it with one of my folders.  I also have to admit that I had messed up on my eyes when I tried to color in the whites with my gel pen.  I'm not sure what I did but she looked pretty weird.  Needless to say I was elated when I discovered that I could save the eyes by using my single hole punch to create the whites.
The stamped sentiment that I used is from Craftin Desert Divas and the stamp set is titled Just Pigcause. 

You're a Party Animal

Yesterday was my husband's birthday and my mom will celebrate hers in just a couple of days.  So I thought I'd share a cute little party animal card that I put together.
This party animal lion shaped card is another of the newbie files released by Marjorie Ann Designs.  And of course he's appropriately named You're Such a Party Animal - Lion
What I really love about this file is that everything (card base and layers) all come in one file making it super easy to be sure everything matches in size.  Not only that but this card was super easy to piece together.  Heck that's one of the things that I love about Marjorie Ann Designs - very seldom do I find myself scratching my head trying to figure out how pieces go together.  Of course by now I'm sure you've noticed just how much I love her files.

A Jurassic of a Layout

I have a layout that I'd like to share with you today.  It's a one page layout and this finishes up the scrapping of our pictures from the Jurassic Park section of our trip to Universal Studios.
Since the one picture had the jeep in the background I thought that it would be perfect to use the jeep from the When I Grow Up Zookeeper file over at Marjorie Ann Designs.  Since this file is a zoo theme and my layout is more dinosaur I had to use only those pieces that would fit my theme.  So that meant not using the adorable monkey that sits in the passenger seat.  That's okay though because it still looks fine.
And the page I found in the Kidosaurus stack from DCWV was perfect too.  All those bones printed on the page worked perfectly to tie in with the picture we took of the dinosaur fossil along the path in Jurassic Park....

Bee Happy

Today I have a two-fer that I'd like to share with you.  Marjorie Ann Designs recently released several new shaped cards and I just knew that I had to play with them.  Well I loved this Bee Happy shaped card so much that I had to make not one but two different ones to see which way I liked best.
I will admit that the first time piecing it together was a slight challenge for me, but after that it was easy peasy. Because this card file is in two separate files I thought I'd share with you the sizes I used to create my cards.  For the layers my file is 15.49in x 7.94in.  The card base is 9.7 in x 6.62in.  And this gave my an overall card size of 5 x 5 inches.
On my first card I opted to use skittles from DoubleClick Connections Summer 2015 release for the "eye" of my flowers.  These are banana color.    One the second card I chose to emboss the "eye" of my larger flower.
I even decorated the inside of both cards. 

I made a copy of the placard and enlarged them for the inside sentiment.  Then using the print 'n cut feature I made a couple cuts of the bee from the Busy Little Bee file - also from Marjorie Ann Designs.
My stamped sentiments are from the Just Saying and Birds and Bees stamp sets from Cardz TV Stamps.

Super Treat Holder - CDD Stamp Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the CDD May Stamp Release Blog Hop. All stamps are in the CDD Shop and now available for purchase.
You may purchase stamps HERE
Friday and Saturday ONLY The Sky Is The Limit bundle special...
Instock only. Ends 5/23 9pm MST.
Most stamps have an SVG outline that is free to you. Please check in the CDD Shop under the SVG files category BEFORE you purchase to see if one is available. The SVG outlines makes it so easy. You just cut out the image with your machine and then stamp on it. The SVG file will be in the CDD Gallery under the file tab and available for you to download.
Here are the release specials for you:
  • Use Code: May to receive 10% off your entire order. Sale starts on 5/22 and ends 5/31   10pm MST.

  • Purchases over $10. gets one free bag of sequins.
  • $25 get 2 free, $50 get 3 free, $75 get 4 free, $100 get 5 free.

Just put a note in the order comments with what sequin(s) you would like as your free one(s) and it will be added in. Ends 5/31 10pm MST.
Here's what I've created for you today...

SVG Cutting Files recently had this wonderful super heroes blog hop and these are some of the files that came from that hop.  Unfortunately that means they are not available for purchase or sharing.  When I saw this awesomely fun stamp set Little Super Star I knew that this super minion would be cute to use in combination.

The emblem where my sentiment is stamped did have Superman's 'S' inside but I cut that away so I could use the space for the sentiment.
Today's TCBJ Freebie is not one but two great files

You must comment on all the hop projects today to get this freebie.   Please email to claim your file.
Your next stop is Katy
Line up for today in case you get lost along the way:

Little Super Star - CDD Sneak Peek

Today is Day 2 of the sneak peeks for the May stamp release at Craftin Desert Divas. We have 5 new stamp sets and 2 die sets....
Today we are showcasing Little Super Star
Here's what I've created for you...
For my card I used the Super Chubbies Super Heroes/Girls file from Marjorie Ann Designs.  This file is perfect for this stamp set!  My card base is from SVG Cutting Files and is called Curved Card Base.  As soon as I laid eyes on this card shape I knew that it would be perfect to showcase this adorably Marvelous Super Girl.
CDD Products used:
Little Super Star stamp set which you can find in the New Release section
Here are the release specials for you:
1. Use Code: May to receive 10% off your entire order. Sale starts on 5/22 and ends 5/31 10pm MST.
2. Purchases over $10. gets one free bag of sequins.
$25 get 2 free, $50 get 3 free, $75 get 4 free, $100 get 5 free.
Just put a note in the order comments with what sequin(s) you would like as your free one(s) and it will be added in. Ends 5/31 10pm MST.

There will be a stamp and die bundle at a special price Friday and Saturday ONLY!! Both stamp and die will be in stock on Friday and this price is for what's in stock only. Ends 5/23 8pm MST.
Most images and sentiments come with a SVG outline that is FREE to you. They are in the CDD Gallery on Facebook under the files tab. Stamps that have matching dies have NO SVG outlines.
Each day, there will be a new FREE SVG pattern. You can email to request it. You must comment and follow each blog in order to get the free file. Join us this Friday and Saturday for our hop and more free files!!
Here's today's free pattern:

Super Hero Borders

Email craftindesertdivas@gmail dot com to get your pattern.

Be sure to comment and follow each blog in order to get the freebie pattern.
Be sure to check out the new Craft Supply category in the CDD shop. There are Doodlebug papers and sprinkles, adhesives, and more craft goodies.
Stamps and dies will be available to order on Friday.   Stamps and Dies are made in the USA.
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 Divas' stamps. In this group, we show previews first, have giveaways and much more!
Thank you so much for joining us today. I hope you will visit the CDD blog tomorrow for more sneak peeks.

So Cool

Hello everyone and welcome to our crafty Cardz TV Cards Design Team season finale blog hop.  As we close our current term for summer break we thought it only fitting to have an Anything Goes style blog hop.
For my project I used this cute little Lemonade Bear from Marjorie Ann Designs and because he's carrying a pitcher of lemonade I decided to feature the Just Sayin stamp set, and it's perfect for this card phrase "You're so cool"
I think this stamp set quickly became a favorite of mine as it's the one I seem to grab most often since it's release.
And now that you've seen my project be sure to hop around and check all of the other great cards that were created.  Be sure you start at the beginning because I promise you won't want to miss out on any of the fun and inspiration.  Oh and there'll be some blog candy in there too. 
Now on with our line-up: