Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Long Time, No See...

My poor, dusty blog...

My oh my has it been quite some time since I've last posted! I promise I haven't fallen off the face of the earth, nor have I stopped crafting. Between school (now student teaching), work, spending time with my great boyfriend, and having a social life, I don't have anywhere near as much time to craft as I used to. And when I do, I typically don't take post-worthy pictures of my creations. ;) 

When I do craft, I do feel a bit sad that my hobby has had to be placed on the back burner. But I know that right now my focus has to be mainly on student teaching, and that's not in any way a bad thing. I do still check in with my crafty Facebook quite often and have some big creative plans in the works, it's just a matter of time and patience. :)

Anyways! The reason I am posting today is because I was kindly asked by Tara from Craftin' Desert Divas to be a guest designer! Having not served on (or managed) any design teams in quite some time now, I was thrilled at the opportunity and of course said yes!

I will be sharing a sneak peek for the January stamp release at Craftin' Desert Divas!

Today is Day 2 of the sneak peeks for the January stamp release Craftin Desert Divas. There are 3 new stamps in this release.

These images and sentiments will come with a SVG outline that is FREE to you. They are in the CDD Gallery on Facebook under the files tab. 

Here are the release specials for you:
1. Use Code: Jan to receive 20% off your entire order. Sale ends 2/1 10pm MST

2. 2x3 Freebie is for a $30 minimum purchase (before tax & shipping) in the CDD Shop. Freebie offer ends February 1st.

Each day, there will be a new FREE SVG pattern. You can email craftindesertdivas@gmail.com or send a message to the CDD Facebook page to request it. You must comment and follow each blog in order to get the free file. Join us this Friday & Saturday for our hop and for more free files!

Today we are showcasing the "Sending Love" stamp set. 

Here's my project I've created...

I created a card using a couple of stamps from the new set! Inspired by this card on Pinterest, I used the coordinating SVG file to cut out the shape for the envelopes, and then stamped the envelope multiple times on different patterned paper by My Minds Eye.



To accent the envelopes, I used enamel dots and a small heart punch. The sentiment is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and I colored in the tiny heart within the sentiment using a Copic marker. I love the layered look of this card! 

Here's today free pattern:

How cute is this baby Cupid?!

Be sure to comment and follow each blog in order to get the freebie pattern!

CDD stamps are...
4x6 stamps
Made in the USA
Stamps will be available to order on Friday.

We hope you will stop by the Craftin Desert Divas shop and Craftin Desert Divas Gallery Facebook group. We would love for you to join us and share your creations with us using Caftin 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. 

Ashley

87 comments:

  1. Great card. Love those envelopes.

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  2. so cute, what a great project to get you back in the swing of things!

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  3. so cute! Love the little envelopes!

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  4. Great card, love the envelopes.

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  5. The card is so pretty. The stamp is so cute

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  6. Ah this is so sweet, what a great card, Nice to hear how things are going for you, Love Hazelxx

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  7. Your first sentence made me laugh! "My poor dusty blog" - LOL! We all get busy, and you're doing other great things, so this is ok! However, I'm glad to see you peek your head up for a breath of fresh crafting air! Hee hee. Your card is DARLING! Take care, and I hope to "see you" again soon!

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  8. Welcome back to the crafting world! :)

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  9. Super cute card, TFS. Welcome back!!

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  10. Cute card and glad you have a social, personal, professional life that keeps you away!!! Those are all the right reasons! TFS!

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  11. Your card is so sweet and adorable! I love the tiny envelopes and hearts!

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  13. I love these lil envelops, so adorable!!!

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  14. Your card is adorable and I love the little envelopes!!

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  15. You did a fantastic job with the little envelope stamps! This turned out so darn cute! :)

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  16. Awesome card!! I love the clean and simple design of it!! Thanks for being a Craftin Desert Divas guest designer!! :)
    Kimberly
    Craftin Desert Divas DT

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  17. What a Gorgeous card! Thank you for sharing!

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  18. What a Gorgeous card! Thank you for sharing!

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  19. What a lovely card Ashley. Your sweet envelopes are scattered perfectly and the sentiment is so cute! I'm happy you were able to get some crafting time in!

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  20. Ashley your project is perfect!! Thanks so much for joining us for January's release. I love those little envelopes. TFS :)

    Michelle
    Purple Monkey Moments

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  21. So Simply and yet so stinkin' CUTE! LOVE your card! :)

    Theresa
    www.miislucky.blogspot.com

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  22. love love love that card .... adorable!

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  23. love this card, I want to make it.

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  24. Simple, yet very cool design! I love what you did.

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  25. I so love this! Nothing better than envelopes and hearts!

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  26. Such a beautiful card, love your design..
    hugs
    Nanné CDD DTM

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  27. I love the little envelpes and the colors you choose

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  28. Love your card, all those little envelopes are adorable.

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  29. Love the simplicity of your card. Great job!!

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  30. I adore your card !!! The envelopes are super cute !!!! Hope you have a wonderful and blessed day !
    Hugs,
    Mayra

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  31. Fabulous card! Love how the envelopes and enamel dots line up almost like a banner would. Great idea!

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  32. Very cute project. I love the colors you chose.

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  33. Love your card, Ashley! It turned out beautifully! Glad to have you guest designing! ~Saundra CDD DT

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  34. Love your card, Ashley! It turned out beautifully! Glad to have you guest designing! ~Saundra CDD DT

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  35. simple but oh so cute, great job

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  36. Love this card. The envelope stamp is so cute.

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  37. Absolutely adorable! I love the arrangement of the fun envelopes! Nicely done!

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  38. this is the cutest card love the colors too
    Hugs
    Debbie

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  39. I really like the simplicity of this card!! Very cute!!!

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  40. this is card is super cute, I love it

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  41. Great use of the embellishments!

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  42. This is just wonderful Ashley. I want to say thank you SO much for joining us. I always love your creations.

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  43. Adorable card Love those little envelopes!!!

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  44. I love your embellishments. So cute.

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  45. I just adore this card. The design is just fabulous, thanks for sharing your inspiration. Thanks for guest designing!!!

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  46. Lovely card. I love the lil envelopes.

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  47. really love the k.i.s.s. affect with this card. welcome back.

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  48. Beautiful! Clean and simple! I like it

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  49. very nice sweet but simple card! thank you for sharing!

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