Friday, May 13, 2016

CDD May Release Blog Hop Day 1

To celebrate the new release, Craftin Desert Divas is picking 3 winners to win their choice of stamp set! Winners will be chosen at random from the comments in the blog hop. 
You have up to 4 chances to qualify to win!

  1. Leave a comment on this blog post
  2. Like/share CDD on Facebook: Craftin Desert Divas
  3. Join us in the CDD Gallery: Craftin Desert Divas Gallery
  4. Follow CDD on Instagram: Craftin Desert Divas IG

Each action qualifies for one entry, max 4 entries per hopper please! Winners will be announced on Monday on the CDD Blog.

Now let's get on with the CDD release hop with our amazing designers!

All stamps are in the CDD Shop and now available for purchase HERE.

We also offer the stamps SVG outlines for .99 each in the CDD Shop.



We also have a special priced May Release Bundle that's only available for this weekend only. While supplies last.

Orders placed Friday or Saturday will ship on Monday, as I'm attending a Copic coloring class. Thank you for understanding.

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

My first project is a black and white card with a pop of color. This was super simple to make as I cut out my white layer with the Fancy Frame Dies. I then did some masking and added the pots and cacti to it. I added some splatter of the black paint. I stamped another cactus and colored it in with my Copic markers, added some foam tape to the back and adhered it to the card.

I've used the new Flag Banner Dies to heat emboss my sentiment in white. My sentiment is from the new This & That sentiment stamp set.

Here's my second project for today. I absolutely love this set! We did not have a lot of boy sets, so I think this is perfect addition to the CDD shop and I love that it has a mix of characters on the set. I find that having different theme items on one stamp set makes it so versatile. I love this wizard and as soon as I saw this set I knew I had to color him up.

I've cut out some yellow star Hip Hip Hooray Doodlebug paper which happens to be one of my favorite paper pads and which I happen to carry in the CDD shop. The layer was cut out from my Picture Frame Die set. 

To make the white stitched frame I used the rectangle die from my Fancy Frame Dies and took the inside piece from the Picture Frame Dies and made that white rectangle layer. I then took out the 2 white squares and added some images and my sentiment to them. I then added that adorable wizard to the larger rectangle square. I did some masking and added his potion book and staff to look like he was holding them in his hands. A few extra stars and the new Skyfall sequins and it was complete.

I love how well the new Adventure Land and Adventure Awaits work with each other.

Thank you so much for joining us and come back tomorrow for day 2. 

Here are the specials for this release:

1 FREE 3x4 stamp and 1 bag of sequins for orders that are $50 or more
 before taxes & shipping. 
Offer is only good 5/13 thru 5/15 10pm MST. 
Freebies will automatically be added to your order, no special request please.

  New SEQUIN MIXES will be on SALE for $1.00 each!!!

From 5/16 - 5/23 every order will get two bags of sequins. They will automatically be added to your order, no special request please. 

 Enjoy these specials for in stock items only starting 5/13 thru 5/23 at 10pm MST. 
All stamps & Dies are made in the USA.

Mindy has designed and used this adorable SVG claw machine spaceship to make her project today and we've added it to the CDD Shop for free during the 2 day hop.

Winners of yesterday sneak peek stamps are...

Adventure Awaits: Karen Western Willis
Adventure Land: Jennifer Rowberry Peterson

Please send me a message at craftindesertdivas at gmail dot com

We hope you have enjoyed this release and will join us again tomorrow for more design team inspiration.

Your next stop is the super talented: Guest Designer Diane

Line up:

Lisa M.-


  1. This release has been so fun and wow what beautiful work!!

  2. Both cards are fantastic, Tara! This has been a fun release!

  3. Beautiful cards! Awesome release!

  4. The designers have done an amazing job showcasing the new release!!! I absolutely love the Prickly & This & That sentiments sets! All the sets look like a lot of fun to design with :)

  5. Enjoyed the blog hop creaations. Had a bit of a confusion on one person's blog where I was not sure what to click on to submit comment. I looked for a translate to English on sidebar but did not find so not sure if my comment is saved of not. Will ck back later. Enjoyed winning the first prize at bingo last night. Have a BEE-utiful day!
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  6. What an awesome release!! Both your cards are adorable, but I specially love the first one with the cacti. I don't know why I find them to be so cute, but I just do!!

  7. Always fun to follow the blog hop and see all the exciting creations

  8. What wonderful designs, love all the new stamps, they make such cute cards,

  9. Adorable cards!! I love this new release, Mindy is so talented!

  10. Oh how perfectly colored the wizard! And love the design on your first card.

  11. I Love, Love, Love both of your projects! Your coloring on them is so Beautiful!

  12. Great pop of color! Prickly and Build a Scene2 are my favs!!

  13. Both your cards are fantastic. My son really digs the wizard card he said it rock! Myself, I love the cool way you designed your cactus card. This was a great release.

  14. The cactus card is my favorite. Love the black and white stamping. TFS

  15. I'm in love with the cacti stamp set. On my way now to the Blog Hop to see everyone's great creations.

  16. These are wonderful Tara ! The design for each one is perfect !
    Hugs & Blessings,

  17. Love your cards. Such a cute little wizard. This is a great release!

  18. Love your projects especially the fantastic sentiments. All the designers have done a fabulous job with this wonderful release!

  19. Love both of your cards! Great colouring on both! Had fun with the new release!

  20. I love your cards. This is a great release. I follow you on facebook and instagram and am part of the gallery.

  21. Fabulous cards... This release is out of the world

  22. Fab cards and new release! Blog hops are always so full of inspiration! :-)

  23. FABULOUS release and cards Tara!!!
    LOVE your little wizard, ADORE your prickly cacti!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION :)

  24. Loving all the new stamps Tara, and of course your cards are just too cute!

  25. I love that whole Adventure Awaits set! Both your cards are adorable.


  26. Fabulous new release! Loving your new sequins collection and the under the sea stamp collections ;)
    Your cactus card is adorable!

  27. I love both of your cards! I love pops of colors because the main focus is what you are trying to draw one's eye to... your creativity! And the second card is just too cute. I love the different scenes you set up for the wizarding theme in the frames.


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