Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Joy Ride Layout

Hello there! Crystal here creating a layout using the Joy Ride collection! I love using collections for my scrapbook pages as color coordination is already there. The Joy Ride collection consists of 12x12 paper, chipboard die cut stickers and stickers.

This layout features my little girl on a hot summer day!

There are 3 layers of beautiful Joy Ride paper

Joy Ride Banner Stickers

Chipboard die cut stickers with paper flowers


Die Cut Sticker
Fun and Easy page to make.

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Joy Ride 100
Joy Ride 200
Joy Ride 300
Joy Ride 400
Joy Ride Chipboard Die Cuts
Joy Ride Die Cut Stickers

Other Products Used:
Card stock
Enamel Dots


Thanks for stopping by today!

Crystal

Friday, March 20, 2015

Craftin Desert Divas Hop!


Thank you so much for joining us today to celebrate CDD stamps 1 year birthday!! As you can see, we have some awesome sponsor prizes to giveaway to those who join us today and tomorrow.

Prizes are:
Craftin Desert Divas - One stamp set each day.
Too Cute by Jessica - $25 gift card
The Scrapbooking Queen- Royal Prize Pack
3 Girl Jam - $10 gift card
Tombow - Goodie Prize Pack
Marjorie Ann Designs - $25 gift card
Little Scraps Of Heaven - $15 gift card
Miriam's Crafting Supplies - $10 gift card
A Busybee Double Click - 75 skittles
My Scrap Chick - $15 gift card
SVG Attic - $15 gift card

You must follow and comment on each blog to be eligible for the prizes. Winners will be announced on Tuesday.

We have 7 new stamp sets that are being released today. All stamps are in the CDD Shop and now available for purchase.

Without further ado, here are the March stamps:
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 Here are the SVG cut files for each stamp:






All stamps have an SVG outline that is free to you. This makes it so easy. You just cut out the image with your machine and then stamp on it. The SVG file will be in the CDD Gallery under the file tab and available for you to download.
 
Here are the release specials for you:
1. Use Code: Birthday to receive 15% off your entire order. Sale ends 3/22 10pm MST.
There is a link to this free SVG pattern somewhere in today's hop lineup.

We have a new lineup and freebie for tomorrow's hop.
Your next stop on the hop is Too Cute by Jessica!

Friday lineup..
CDD - www.craftindesertdivas.com
Kathy - http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/
Nicole- http://teachdanz.blogspot.com/
Saundra - http://luvscrappingtogether.blogspot.com/
Lori- http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/
Donna- http://createdbydonnak.blogspot.com/
Tina- http://thescrappinrabbit.blogspot.com/
Jessica M- https://colorfulcraftygal.wordpress.com/
Shelly- http://mypaperlove.blogspot.com/
Crystal- http://crystalthompsoninks.blogspot.com/ (YOU ARE HERE)
TCBJ- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Too-Cute-by-Jessica/196421370434846

Saturday lineup...
CDD - www.craftindesertdivas.com
Mayra- http://mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com/
Lisa- http://our2angelsinheaven.blogspot.com/
Leah- http://leahschaeffer.blogspot.com/
Katy- http://scrappinkaty.blogspot.com/
Nanne- http://www.nannes-creations.blogspot.com/
Karen- http://craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com/
Kate- http://smallbitsofpaper.blogspot.com/
Elecia- http://creationsby-kahaulani.blogspot.com/
Michelle- http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com/
TCBJ- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Too-Cute-by-Jessica/196421370434846


I got to play with the lovely SEW RAGGEDY:

 This little cutie was watercolored. Tara's stamps are so much fun to play with and I am honored to have had the opportunity to guest design.

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to hop on over to Jessica!

Crystal

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

March Sneak Peek for Craftin Desert Divas!


Happy Birthday Craftin Desert Divas stamps!!


Today is Day 3 of the sneak peeks for the March stamp release at Craftin Desert Divas. We have 7 new stamp sets in this release. Craftin Desert Divas stamps now has an exclusive license with Kristi W Designs to add Kristi's super adorable images to Tara's stamps.

These images and sentiments 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 special for you:
1. Use Code: Birthday to receive 15% off your entire order. Sale ends 3/22 10pm MST.

Each day, there will be a new FREE SVG pattern. You can email craftindesertdivas@gmail.com 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 more free files!!

Now for some birthday fun! All week long we are going to host games and have prizes in the CDD Gallery. Be sure to join us. Now put on your party hat on and get ready to celebrate with us!! Join us this Friday & Saturday for our blog hop.


Today we are showcasing the Sew Raggedy stamps

Here's what I've created for you.....
A shaker card! 

This is one of the girls from the Sew Raggedy Stamp Set!

Sentiment is also part of the set!

I colored and cut some of the other stamps and added them to be part of the shaker.


Be sure to join us tomorrow for another great new stamp set.

Here's today's free pattern:



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 the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery Facebook group. We would love for you to join us and share your creations with us using Craftin 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.

 Have a fabulous day!

Crystal

Monday, March 16, 2015

Water coloring with Chalking Ink Tutorial

Howdy! Crystal here trying out a new technique. Water coloring with Quick Quotes Chalking Inks! This is a fairly simple project. All you need is your Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking inks, brush and water coloring paper.


Step 1: Stamp your image on water color paper with Archival Ink.
Step 2: Stamp your desired colors onto a stamping acrylic block.
Step 3: Color your image using a damp brush and the inks from acrylic block
Items to note: Using more water will lighten your color. The chalking inks will not dry very fast on the acrylic block, making this an easy way to color and blend.

Acrylic block used as a palette with PowderPuff Chalking Ink.




I combined this image with the beautiful Catalina Island paper collection and Catalina Island Chipboard die cuts.
Catalina Island Paper cut with various dies.

Catalina Island chipboard die cuts.
 Quick Quotes Products Used:
Catalina Island 100  (Scalloped banner)
Catalina Island 200  (triangular banner)
Catalina Island 400  (Card base and layers)

Caribbean Blue PowderPuff Chalking Inks

Other products used:
Water color paper
Brush
Image
Archival Ink

I had a great time making this card and the color combination provided by Quick Quotes made this card super easy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Faux Chalkboard Card

Hello there! Crystal here playing with Quick Quotes newest PowderPuff Chalking Inks! Today I decided to create a card with a chalkboard effect without using chalkboard paper! The PowderPuff Chalking inks stamped beautifully on black card stock.


This card was made using three of the newest Powderpuff inks. Hydrangea, Warm sand, and Seafoam. This card was very easy to make, and the chalking inks give it a wonderful effect.


Begin by stamping your base black card stock with the shape of choice. I used a circle stamp with Powderpuff Chalking ink Hydrangea and Warm Sand


Wanted to make a note that Powderpuff Chalking Ink in Warm Sand is the same color of a classic kraft paper. I chose to stamp PP Chalking ink in warm sand on my kraft paper, then stamp my sentiment with PP Chalking ink in Hydrangea


On a separate piece of black card stock, I stamped my flowers in Hydrangea. The leaves are stamped with Seafoam chalking ink. 

I glued everything together and added some sequins! 

Quick Quotes Products Used:

Hydrangea Chalking Ink
Warm Sand Chalking Ink
Seafoam Chalking Ink

Other Products:
Black Cardstock
Kraft Cardstock
Stamps
Sequins

Thanks again for stopping by and have a fabulous day!