Sunday, March 31, 2013

Paper Playtime & Pause Dream Enjoy DT Post


Hi and Happy April Fools Day!
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend and are ready to start off your week with 2 great challenges from
Pause Dream Enjoy
&
Paper Playtime!

Here are the details for each of the challenges:

Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge:
Ch# 7 DEW DROPS
(If you don't have Dew Drops, feel free to use buttons, rhinestones, pearls, etc.)
Begins: Monday, Apr 1
Ends: Sunday, Apr 14
Prize $15 Gift Cert. to The Robin's Nest
Winner announced in the WINNERS Page Tab


Paper Playtime:
Ch#7 Use a PUN
Begins: Mon, Apr 1
Ends: Sun, Apr 14
Sponsor #1 Prize $15 Gift Cert. from The Robin's Nest
Sponsor #2 Prize Metal Dies or Stamp Set from My Craft Spot (winner must have US address)
                                    Winner announced in the WINNERS Page Tab 

Here is the card that I created that incorporates both challenges:



This cute little girl is from KaDoodle Bug Designs Cafe Coffee Girls. The papers are all from my stash. If you know me you know I love polka dots. I did emboss the white layers with the Swiss Dots folder. To finish up the card up at the top I added some polka dots washi tape, embellishments and stamped her a face with Peachy Keen Stamps. The sentiment is from Cardz TV stamps. Hope you will enter a card in both challenges.



TARA

Winners

I wanted to tell each and every one of you Thank You so much for entering your Easter projects in my linky party. All the entries were wonderful! I hope you had a Happy Easter.


Here are the winners for Linky Party #2  Easter Eggstravaganza

Winner for the a set of Scrappy Moms stamp set (winners choice) chosen by random.org was ......

Lucky #8 
 Nana @ My Crafting Channel
Congrats Nana!!

Top 3 Winners
#102 Melisa @ Melisa's Crafty Creations

#209 Sherrie @ My Paper Love

#217 Carri @ A Busy Bee

Congrats to all the winners. Top 3 please email me to receive your Top 3 Badge. tbruening at cox dot net

Linky Party #3 starts tomorrow morning. The Sponsor is Designs By Sarah (she designs my blog)!! Winner will have something new for their blog. You don't want to miss this linky party. Be sure to stop back tomorrow to find out what the new theme is and then Craft It Up & Link It Up!!!

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to you and your family!!

TARA

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Quick Hello

Blogger will no longer have Google reader as of July 1st. I have chosen BlogLovin to replace Google reader. If you have not chosen a replacement yet I highly RECOMMEND Bloglovin. Sign up for an account, transfer all the blogs you now follow on Blogger to your new account in just a few short steps and you are all set. You can organize the blogs you follow by category making it much easier to manage your blogs. Please follow me using the button below so you wont miss a thing.

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Also both hop winners were announced on Craftin Desert Divas FaceBook Page!

I'm only 10 followers away from my 500 follower goal. I'm so happy to have each and every one of you following me!! I'm hoping we can give away the $100. Joann's Giftcard very soon. Make sure you have left a comment HERE for chance to win.

Monday we will start a new linky party!! Wait until you see the guest designers projects and we have a wonderful sponsor. Who ever wins this next linky party will have something new to add to their blog (hint, hint).

Have a wonderful Easter weekend.

TARA

Friday, March 22, 2013

Easter Blog Hop

Craftin Desert Divas
Easter Linky Party HERE



Welcome to the "Easter" Blog Hop!  

We're so happy you could join us today!  

 You should have arrived from Mary. If you happened by my blog or are joining me from your dashboard, head over to Miranda's blog to start at the beginning.  We don't want you to miss any of the fun! 

 In addition to seeing a lot of awesome Easter creations, there is some blog candy available too.  Miranda will be giving away a Michael’s gift card.  To be eligible for the blog candy, you are required to visit each stop in the hop and leave a comment!  The winner will be announced Wednesday, March 27th on Miranda's blog! 


This is from Hippity Hoppity SVG Kit. I did ink up the edges in Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress ink. Embossed the hat with Cuttlebug swiss dots folder. The flowers and bling are from Recollections. The paper is left over scraps. I just love this big egg shaped card.

Here's a close up to show the embossing and those google eyes!

Want to win my blog candy???!!!
Here's what to do

FOLLOW my Blog
LEAVE me a Comment with your email
LIKE Craftin Desert Divas on Facebook
I'll announce a winner on my FB page March 28th so make sure you're a Fan.


Next on the hop is Christine !!!

Should you get lost along the way, here is the entire line up: 

Miranda - http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/
Rhonda - http://www.flowersbyrhonda.blogspot.com/
Robin - http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/
Sandy- http://www.scrapbookblessings.blogspot.com
Teresa-http://freshandrenewed.blogspot.com/
Angela - http://crazy3monkeys.blogspot.com/
Shelley- http://shelley-scrapbookingforfun.blogspot.com/
Pam - http://lovebugcreations3.blogspot.com/
Tess - www.sassycricutcrafting.com
Mary Ann - http://scrappingg.blogspot.com/
Mary- http://irongatestamps.blogspot.com/
Tara-http://Craftindesertdivas.blogspot.com
Christine- http://hotberrydesigns.blogspot.com
Sharon- http://simplysweetbysharon.blogspot.com/
Sarah - http://itswhatkeepsmesane.blogspot.com
Carla - http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/
Heather - http://www.papercrafteranonymous.com/
Ashley - http://thebloghopprincess.blogspot.com
Holli - http://SunflowerHolli.blogspot.com

Happy Easter!!!!  We hope you enjoyed the hop today!

Hooo's Ready For Spring Blog Hop

Craftin Desert Divas Easter Eggstravanganza

Linky Party Go HERE (Or tab that is blinking Linky Party)

Hello! Welcome to the Hooo's Ready For Spring Blog Hop!


We are so happy that you could join us today! In case this is the first time you have joined us for a hop, my friends and I put on an seasonal owl themed hop every 3 months. Spring is almost here so we decided to do a Spring themed or Spring colored projects this time. My friends are all amazingly talented and you will not be disappointed!

The wonderful Pinque Peacock has offered to sponsor my hop. Please be sure to head over to the PP blog and become a follower. Then, head on over to their Facebook page and see all of the beautiful items they have to offer! Here is the link...

Pinque Peacock Facebook Page- https://www.facebook.com/PinquePeacock?fref=ts

One lucky hopper that hops all of the way through and follows all of the blogs will win a $15 bundle from Pinque Peacock. That will include..

(4) Beaded Stick Pins
(6) Large Felt Poppers
(2) Layered Garden Beauties
(2) Large 1.5" Fabric Covered Buttons (FCB)
(6) Small 3/4" Fabric Covered Buttons (FCB)
(1) 2.5" Splendid Swirl (w/Embellished Center)
Thank you Pinque Peacock! 
Heather will choose ONE winner next week!

Here's the project I made for this hop...
I really wanted to make a shaped card. I just love these soft pastel colors as they remind me of Spring!

Material-
Birthday Bash Cricut Cart for card base
Bazzill Basics Paper
Doodlebug Hello Spring Paper Pad
Create A Critter - Branch
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
Creatology Eye Stickers
Scrappy Moms "Amusing Animals" Sentiments
Ribbon
Recollection Flower
Paper Studio Gemstones
Liquid Pearls- Flamingo

Want to win my blog candy??!!
Includes:
D'vine Swirl Cuttlebug embossing folder 
DCWV Spring Fling Limited Edition Colors Cardstock Pack
100 Mini Star Brad pack
2 spools of  Craft Smart Ribbon

Here's what to do
FOLLOW my Blog
LEAVE me a Comment with your email
LIKE Craftin Desert Divas on Facebook
I'll announce a winner on my FB page March 27rd so make sure you're a Fan.


Next you will head over to Carrie's Blog.

Here's the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way.



Thanks so much for joining us today! Have a great weekend!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party #2

For PaperPlaytime Click HERE
For Pause Dream Enjoy Click HERE

Craftin Desert Divas Easter Eggstravaganza  Linky Party

Every Monday will mark the beginning of a new semi-weekly linky party here. I will designate a theme and invite you to share projects you've made!!

And don't forget about the prizes! Every linky party will have a sponsor and a winner, plus a top 3! The winner will be announced on a semi-weekly basis. The more times you link up, the more chances you have to win!! Sponsors will be announced at the beginning of every linky party.

I would love for you to be a follower so you don't miss out when the new linky party starts and the theme of the linky party.

Linky Party Rules & Guidlines

Linky parties are open from Monday at 12AM Arizona MST thru Sunday 12PM Arizona MST.
Any projects you submit must be linked to your blog or online gallery.
Projects must be NEW, no backlinking, please.
Number of entries per linky party is unlimited.
You may link up ANY type of craft project (layout, card, altered item, tag etc) as long as it goes with the theme of the party.
Winners will be randomly chosen.

This linky party sponsor is Scrappy Moms Stamps


A Stamp Set of winners choice!!

 I must say I LOVE their stamp sets. Here's a brand new stamp set....

Here's the stamp set I used.....


Here's some inspiration from Guest Designers. Please take a moment and visit their blogs and leave them some bloggie love.


Creative M @ Crafting With Creative M





Corri @ Bug Lover Cards


Mel @ Scrappy Mel



Tara @ Craftin Desert Divas

Tara @ Craftin Desert Divas

Tara @ Craftin Desert Divas

I made these Easter Egg Treat Bags from SVG Cuts. These were simple and came together fast. I used Bazzil Cardstock for the base of them. The pattern paper is from Doodlebug Hello Spring pad. I did ink them both with Studio G Ink. I added some ribbon to the tops. The sentiments are from Scrappy Moms Dancing In Circles 2 Stamp Set. I must say I love this round stamp set.

I hope you enjoy all these projects as the guest designers did a wonderful job!! Hope you will link up your Easter project.

Tara

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Paper Playtime

This is my first post as a new DT member for Paper Playtime. I'm so excited to be on the team. 

Ch#6 Use a BEE
Begins: Mon, Mar 18
Ends: Sun, Mar 31
Prize sponsored by TSQ Royal Castle Shoppe
"Royal Pain" stamp set
(must have a USA address)



Winner announced in the WINNERS Page Tab



Here's what I created for this challenge:




For this challenge you have to use a bee on your project. I thought this Honey Bee Teapot Card from Chamomile Friendship Cards by SVG Cuts was perfect. I like how it looks like the end of the tea bag is hanging over the side of the teapot. I also used a honeycomb folder and Glossy Accents to add more dimension to the top. I'm really liking how this turned out.

Recollections Signature Series Precious Metals Paper
Recollections Spice Market Cardstock Paper
K & Co. Classic K Paper Pad
Cuttlebug Honeycomb embossing folder
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
Glossy Accents
Buttons
3D Foam Squares
Flower

Hope you enjoy!

Tara
Challenges:



Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge

Follow my blog with Bloglovin



Ch# 6 ANYTHING GOES
Begins: Monday, Mar 18
Ends: Sunday, Mar 31
Winner announced in the WINNERS Page Tab
Prize sponsored by Lucy of CTMH
(must have a USA address)

Here's what I created for this challenge:




When I saw the Spring Birdhouses SVG Kit from SVG Cuts I just had to get it so I could make some. This was super simple to make and I just love how it turned out!! I just think that little birdie is adorable. I added some flowers, crinkle ribbon and of course I had to glitter the music notes to complete it.

Materials:
CTMH Footloose X7151B Paper
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
Recollection Glitter
Peachy Keen Med Critter Face Set
Twine
3D Foam Squares
My Craft Spot Crinkle Ribbon
Scrappy Moms Mini Message

Challenge:

Winners!!!

I can't believe we had 327 entries on our first Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party!!WooHoo! I want to thank everyone who joined in.

Did you notice my new tab that blinks and has the purple arrow pointing to it? If the linky party post is not at the top you can go to the LINKY PARTY tab and link up your projects there.

So on to the winners.....

Prize #1 $10 CTMH GC goes to #169 Candace - Scrappin 2 Little Princesses

Prize #2 $15 Joann's GC goes to #106 Donna - Created by Donna K

Top 3 are.....

#234 Jessica - Chick-N-Scrap


#103 Lori - got2bcrafting


#118 Barb - Bug Bites

Top 3 will receive a Top 3 Badge and a goody bag.

All winners have one week to claim their prize. Please send me an email at tbruening at cox dot net with your information.

Tomorrow starts a new linky party with guest designers that have done an awesome job!! You won't want to miss this one. Next sponsor is Scrappy Moms Stamps!!

Congrats to all the winners!

TARA

Monday, March 4, 2013

Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party




Now it's time for our Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party!

Every other Monday will mark the beginning of a new semi-weekly linky party at Craftin Desert Divas. Every other week I will designate a theme and invite you to share projects you've made!

And don't forget about the prizes! Every linky party will have a sponsor and winner! Winners will be announced on a semi-weekly basis. The more times you link up, the more chances you have to win! Sponsors will be announced at the beginning of every linky party.

If you like what you see be sure to follow me so you can stay up to date when the new Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party starts and what theme it will be.

Linky Party Rules & Guidelines
Linky Parties are open from Monday at 12:00 AM Arizona MST - Sunday at 12:00 PM Arizona MST.
Any project you submit must be linked to your blog or online gallery.
Projects must be NEW, no backlinking, please.
Number of entries per linky party is unlimited.
You may link up ANY type of crafty project (card, layout, altered item, tag etc) as long as it goes with the theme of the party.
Post a link back to our site inviting others to play along.
Winners will be randomly chosen.

This party has 2 sponsors so there will be 2 winners:

$10 Gift Card
Close To My Heart Consultant - Robin Carroll
$15.00 Joann Giftcard 
Tara @ Craftin Desert Divas

For this 1st Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party if you make the Top 3 I will not only give you a Top 3 badge to proudly display on your blog, I will also mail you a surprise goody bag with some crafty items for you!!

Here's some wonderful inspiration from Guest Designers. Please take a moment and visit their blogs.

Janis @ Pause Dream Enjoy

Lisa @ A Mermaids Crafts




Tara @ Craftin Desert Divas


Robin @ Cut One Designs By Robin

Remember I'm having a $100. Gift card giveaway HERE as soon as I reach 500 followers!! I hope you enjoy this linky party and I can't wait to see your crafty projects.

TARA

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