Sunday, November 29, 2015

A new adventure...

Hi friends,

I have been pondering a new adventure for a very long time now.  Now seems like as good time as any. I have loved using sequins on my cards and have wanted to make my own sequins mixes. I don't know if it is a good idea but I figured that in order to fulfill your dreams you have too take that first step.

We here we go.  I have made a few mixes to start.

This first one is called Rainbow Sherbet.  It is full of pinks, peaches, greens, vanilla and has some iridescent stars.  I love how it came out.

The second one is called Dress Blues. I created this one for my son.  This reminds me of his Air Force dress uniform and I knew I just wanted to do it.

The last one is called Frosted Cupcakes.  It has light pink, medium pink, chocolate, white, clear and a mix of seed beads.

I hope you like them.  The will be uploaded to my online store soon.  Hope you take the time to give them a try on your cards and projects.

Love and Laughter,

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Breast Cancer Month

October is Breast Cancer month.  I will display this on my blog for the entire month!  This is very near and dear to my heart.  Two years ago while having a routine mammogram I got that dreaded call.  We have " we have an area of concern" we would like for you to come in to the breast center and have an ultra sound.  Not knowing exactly what that meant I was in shock. 

I went in had the ultra sound seemed like for ever all alone with my husband in the waiting room I get moved in to an office where there was a doctor sitting.  She said,  we have found a lump on your left side and about an inch in size.  We don't think it looks like cancer but we want to watch it and have you come back in 6 months.  I waited and prayed, and prayed over that next six months. 

Talk about torture over that time.  Low and behold the appointment came around.  They took another mammogram followed buy more picture, followed by 3-d mammogram then an ultrasound again.  Again the whole time by myself hubby in the waiting room wondering was it bad news.

Luckily, by the grace of God it was not cancer.  I will still have to be monitored every year and the lump is still there but with God's grace.  It will not grow it will just be there. 

I was extremely lucky several of my dearest friends were not so lucky.  They got the dreaded Cancer diagnosis.  I am so honored to have these beautiful ladies in my life and love them both dearly.

Beth,  Janis and Pattie you guys rocked and beat cancer!!!!!  You are awesome ladies and I love you dearly!!!

Love and Laughter,

Monday, September 7, 2015

Two for Tuesday Daily Post

Hi everyone ! Michelle here and I chose the super cute Autumn Wishes Stamp Set, the Coordinating Dies  and the Party banner dies.

Well what I have today for you is this shaker card that I made using the awesome and very cute and new Autumn Wishes stamp set. I also used the new limited edition Autumn sequin. Here it is…. , 

Products used:


Thanks for stopping by have a great crafty day!!! 

Love and Laughter,

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Just for kids Linky Party

Hello everyone!!  It is Monday and it is time for another challenge and we would love for you to join us!! This Linky Party theme is Just for kids! So break out your colors and glue bottles, and lets get craftin!! 
Every other Monday will mark the beginning of a new semi-weekly Linky Party over at Craftin Desert Diva's. We hope you will share your projects with us! And don't forget about the prizes! Every Linky Party will have a winner and a Top 3! 

The more times you link up...the more chances you have to win!!
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Here is the card I made...
I  made a party time shaker card!! I wanted this to look like a these adorable little critters were have a birthday party I these circles.  To make the shaker I first did a inked background using distress inks in Broken China, Spun Sugar and Twisted Citron just mixing them all over to give splashes of colors all over the background piece. I then cut three different size circles and attached a piece of clear acetate to hold in my shaker bits. I filled my three circles with just a mix of several different kinds of sequins.
I then stamped thee of these adorable critters from the Hippo Birdy Stamp set and the Wildly Cute stamp set on watercolor paper using versafine ink and heat embossing it with clear.  I colored all the critters with Tombow markers and fussy cut out the critters and two party hats.

 I attached the critters outside of each of the holes and then popped up the two party hats. I added some Wink of Stella to the party hats to make them sparkle and shine. I stamped the greeting from the Birthday Express Stamp Set . Lastly added a sprinkling of enamel dots to finish the whole thing off.

Here are all the CDD products I used:
Love and Laughter,

Your the cream to my coffee

Hello everyone, this is Michelle here with Kennedy Grace Creations with this adorable coffee inspired card to share with you today. One of my dearest friends Donna loves her coffee and when I saw the new Got Coffee stamp sets I just new I had to have it. 

First thing I did was cut the largest scalloped frame from a pink cardstock, then cut the rectangle frame and the next size scallop all from the newest dies Fancy Franes released over at Craftin Desert Divas.  I just love these new dies they are amazing!!!
For that piece the I stamped the coffee stains with some espresso ink some full in and them some were second generation stamping changing the direction of the stamp for a random pattern of coffee stains.  I then stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in the espresso ink as well.

I stamped the little mouse with the coffee cup on water color paper with versamark ink and heat embossed her in clear embossing powder.  I colored her with the Zig real brush watercolor markers then added some wink of Stella on the coffee cup, and the mouse's ears and nose and popped her up with foam tape.   To finish the whole thing off I added a sprinkling of pastel enamel dots.
Here are the stamps and dies I used and you can find these and so much more at the Craftin Desert Diva's Shop



Love and Laughter,

Friday, August 28, 2015

Welcome to the CDD Stamp & Die Release Blog Hop.  All stamps & Dies are in the CDD Shop and now available for purchase.

You may purchase stamps and dies here

 Autumn Wishes Bundle
The Autumn Wishes Bundle is available for this weekend only thru Sunday. 
This special price is for what is in stock only and ends 8/30 10pm MST.

We also have 3 new sequins

Here's what I've created for you...

I created for you this really cute scarecrow garden scene card.  I stamped the adorable girly scarecrow from the Autumn Wishes stamp set on to watercolor paper in Versafine ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I colored her in with Tombow watercolor markers.  I then added some wink of Stella over the hat band and hair bands to make them pop. 

I stamped several of the pumpkins, leaves, acorns and mushrooms coloring them all the same way. I then cut some grass with the Outdoor landscape dues and popped up several of the images for some added demention.  I then layers two fall design papers and sprinkled some or the Autumn Wishes Sequins to finish off this fall card. 

Here is the release special for you:

There is FREE SHIPPING on all orders placed 8/28-8/30 no code necessary!!
Ends 8/30 10pm MST

Here is today's SVG freebie. All you have to do is comment and follow each blog. Each stop along the way will give you a letter. Collect all the letters, then go to the CDD shop and use the code to get your freebie. This freebie is only available today. My code letter is R

Stamps and dies are made in the USA.

Your next stop is the talented: Donna-

Love and Laughter,