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Under the Moon & Stars

Monday, September 11th, 2017

   I wanted to say a quick thank y’all for stopping by! This is going to be a short post. I have another card from the latest Craftin’ Desert Divas release to share with you. This release was just amazing! I loved all of it!

   I wanted to keep my card simple so that the focus was on the sloth in the sleeping bag.

   The only depth on my card is the frame & the sentiment strip. I just really wanted that focus to be on the sloth enjoying his nice peaceful camping trip. No Big Foot, no friends, just him and the moon & stars.

   Now, to make my trees in silhouette, I just used Black Distress Oxide ink and sponged it on a piece of watercolor paper that I die cut using the new Fall Border dies.


Copics Used:

Sloth: E37, E35, E33, E31, E30
Sleeping Bag: R59, R39, R29, R24
Campfire: E49, E47, E44 / Y26, Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11
Lantern: YG09, YG17, YG23 / C2 / BG11, BG10 / Y17, Y15
Moon: C3, C1, C0, C00


Supplies Used:

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Harvest Wishes Halloween Duo

Friday, September 8th, 2017

   This is my second post for today. To see my previous post using the new CDD Happy Camper set, click here.

   For the September Release, the divas are showcasing two new stamp sets today. This set is called Harvest Wishes & it’s another favorite for this release. Now, I don’t normally make Halloween cards, but when I saw these two mice, I HAD to!

   To make these cute shaped cards, I used the CDD Stitched in Circles dies. I only added a couple other circle dies to make the layers. I cut the little wreath from that set using glitter paper. For a finishing touch, I did add Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen to the bows and the colored circle on both cards.

   I colored up these little cuties to match the Ghouls & Goodies 6×6 paper pad from Doodlebug.

   Thank you for joining us for the September Release. Come back and visit me as I have 3 more cards from this release to share with you!


Copics Used:

Mice: E33, E31, E30 / R02, R00, R000
   Girl Mouse Shirt: BV04, BV02, V12 / W3, W00 / 0
   Boy Mouse Coveralls: W10, W8, W6
   Boy Bow tie: YG07, YG03, YG01
   Spoons: C3, C2
Pumpkins: YR09, YR07, YR04, YR02 / W5 / E27, E23 / YG07, YG03


Supplies Used:

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Campfires & Marshmallows – CDD Release Day 3

Friday, September 8th, 2017

   Welcome back! It’s now Day 3 of the September Release for Craftin’ Desert Divas! Today, the divas are showcasing 2 more stamp sets! So, I’m showing “Happy Camper” in this post, but check back later for my second post using “Harvest Wishes”.

   For my card, I wanted to make a little box card scene. A friend recently told me that she LOVES the box card die because, yeah they’re super easy to make without one & there are tons of Silhouette files for them, but the die makes it so much more convenient! I totally agree! I’ve never made so many box cards! And it’s because the die takes a LOT of work out of it!

   Okay, so in my head, the three up front are having a bonfire and Big Foot has snuck into the tent and fixed himself a marshmallow and is peeking out, hoping they’ll let him join. I think they will. In my head they’re all sweethearts!

   To make my scene, I’ve used the Box Card die along with the Outdoor Landscape 2 die set and the new Fall Border die set. To make the sides fit in, I’ve added a lantern and a sleeping bag.

   I hope this inspired you to make your own little scene come to life! Remember, the September release will be in the shop TODAY at 1500 EST.


Copics Used:

Moose: E39, E37, E35, E33, E31, E30 / R02, R00
   Log: E49, E47, E44 / YG99, YG97
   Guitar: E29, E27, E25, E23, E21 / W10 / C2
Fox: YR27, E33, YR16, YR12 / R02, R00 / W10, W8, W6 / W3, W1, W00
   Marshmallow: E55, E53, E51 / E25, E23
Beaver: E59, E57, E55 / E53, E51, E50 / R02 / E49, E47, E44
   Wiener: E09, E07, E97 / E25, E23
Big Foot: E49, E47, E44, E43 / E42, E41
   Marshmallow: W2, W00 / E25, E23
   Tent: E89, E87, E84 / W10
Campfire: E49, E47, E44 / R39, R27 / YR18, YR12 / Y17, Y13
Lantern: R59, R39, R37 / C2 / BG11, BG10
Sleeping Bag: E89, E87, E84
Trees: E49, E47 / R89, R59, R39, R37, R35 / Y26, Y17, Y15 / YR18, YR16, YR12


Supplies Used:

Patterned Paper Used: Doodlebug – Happy Camper 6×6 paper pad

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