Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Gift Inspiration with Crystal

Happy Wednesday! Crystal here to host the blog for you. Today I am showing you a sweet and simple gift bag made using 1 sheet of 12x12 paper. No cutting required to make this! (except the decorating).


The main bag is made using Alton 200.


The decor paper  and handles are made using  Alton 300, die cut with a border die. Decor banners are made from Alton 100.

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Alton 100
Alton 200
Alton 300

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a great week!

Crystal 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Craftin' Desert Divas Blog Hop DAY 1!


Welcome to the CDD July Stamp Release Blog Hop, you should have arrived from Tina's blog All stamps are in the CDD Shop and now available for purchase.




Mini stamps are 2x3




You may purchase stamps HERE
All the stamps have free SVG outlines.


Here are the release specials for you:
1. Use Code: July to receive 10% off your entire order. 
Sale starts on 7/24 and ends 7/31 10pm MST.
2. Orders over $40 will receive 2 free bags of sequins.
Just put a note in the order comments with the sequins you would like as your free ones and it will be added to your order. Ends 7/31 10pm MST.


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

Using Hippo Birdie Mini Stamp set, Banners Die Set and Doodlebug Sunkissed paper !



This tag was created using Owl-idays owls & presents,  CDD Sequins for decor!




Giveaway!!!
Be sure to comment and follow all the blogs in today's lineup for your chance to win a mini stamp. Tara will pick 3 winners from different blogs each day of the hop. So the more you comment the more chances to win. Winners will be announced Monday.

Your next stop is the super talented Mayra!
http://mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com/

Line up in case you get lost along the way:
Nicole- http://teachdanz.blogspot.com/
Steph- http://stephanie-scraps.blogspot.com/

 Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Card Inspiration with Crystal

Happy Tuesday! Crystal here to host the blog, hope you had a great Monday. Today I am showcasing some gorgous violet/purple papers from Quick Quotes.


I used Alton 100 to die cut the happy birthday and used PowderPuff Chalking Ink in Cherry blossom to add the sentiment.

Then I stamped my image on Alton 100, I cut out the people's clothes and glued them on.


The birthday die cuts turned out awesome using Alton 100!

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Alton 100
PowderPuff Chalking Ink in Cherry Blossom

Thanks for stopping by today! Can't wait to see what you create.

Crystal 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

It's Christmas in July! CDD Linky Party

Hi there! Welcome back, hope you had a great weekend! Today I am inviting you to come play at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party. 
 
This time the theme is "Christmas in July"

 

One lucky winner will get a stamp set from Craftin Desert Divas.

  ~AND~

One lucky winner will get a $25.00 gift certificate for regular priced files from Too Cute by Jessica.


 

 Now for my project:

This card is made using the kitty from FUR-EVER Friends stamp set. The rest is hand-drawn by me! I stamped the kitty, drew the line for the snow. Then using copics I colored the sky, the bushes and created tree branches. To top it off I added the snow with Uni-ball Signo in white.  The ornaments are CDD sequins from the Freedom package.
The sentiment is again from the FUR-EVER friends stamp set. I simply added "holiday" in between . 

This was a super fun card to make! Can't wait to see what you create! You can link HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today, have a blessed week!




PS. Please go to my facebook page for giveaways! HERE to go!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Sketch Challenge Inspiration

Happy Friday! Crystal here to host the blog, hope you had a great week! Today I have my turn on the sketch challenge.

Courtesy of sketchabilities
I am using several Quick Quotes papers on my layout.

I chose to keep this one clean and simple as the picture is to be the focus. 


Papers used are all from different collections, however they worked and blended perfectly!


Simple summer flower for the corner detail.
Now it's your turn to play with this month's sketch challenge! Click HERE to enter your project.

Quick Quotes products used:
 Thanks for stopping by today, can't wait to see what you enter to the challenge!




Thursday, July 9, 2015

Summer Inspiration with Crystal


Hello! Today I want to show you a fun card using two of Quick Quotes scrapbook papers. Catalina Island and Joy Ride!


The sun is stamped on Joy Ride 200 paper and cut. The sky/background is Catalina Island 100.


The grass was created by using watercolors and a super cute grass die.  I used Beacon 3-in-1 glue to adhere the sequins.


I love to re-use my scraps of scrapbook paper to make this panda scene. This card is ready to be put in an envelope and sent off!

Be sure to check out both Craftin' Desert Divas for their awesome stamps, dies and sequins. Also Quick Quotes for 12x12 paper!

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Joy Ride 200
Catalina Island 100
Beacon 3-in-1 Glue

Craftin Desert Divas Products Used: 
 Panda Pals Stamp
Outdoor Landscape Dies
Dew Drop Sequins
The Sky is the Limit Stamps

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Birthday! CDD Linky Party

Hi! Welcome back, hope you had a great holiday weekend! Today I am inviting you to come play at  Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party. 

 
This time the theme is "Birthday"

 

One lucky winner will get a stamp set from Craftin Desert Divas.



One lucky winner will get a $25.00 gift certificate for regular priced files from Too Cute by Jessica.


 

 Now for my projects:

Background paper is stamped with a banana stamp included in the All About Zoo set.
Both cards are showcasing It's All About Zoo 

Both images are using a "no line" watercolor technique, which is simply using a light colored ink to stamp your image. The technique gives the image a soft look! 

Don't forget to link up your "Birthday" project.  You can link up HERE

Thanks for visiting today. Have a blessed week!

 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Happy 1st Day of July!



Hi everyone, this is Crystal from Crystal Thompson Inks with my FIRST project as DT for Craftin' Desert Divas!! This is a fun, quick and easy card I made to share with you today. 

I am absolutely in LOVE with Craftin’ Desert Diva’s stamps! 

For this card I used “It’s All About Zoo” stamp set. 




You can order this HERE!



 
Shaker card using Cotton Candy Sequins (minus pink ones)




 I think this is such a fun card to make and gift. The sentiment on this stamp set is geared towards all ages! The elephant was colored with copics and the sentiment is heat embossed. 



Thanks so much for stopping by today. 



Crystal