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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Craftin' Desert Divas - Sneak Peek Day 1

Today starts the September stamp release over at
Craftin Desert Divas!!!
We have six new stamp sets in this release.
We will be sharing with you sneak peeks from 2 different stamp sets a day.
This release is Fall and Halloween inspired!
  These images and sentiments will also come with a matching
SVG cut file that is FREE to you .

There are a few specials during this release we want to share with you.
Every purchase receives a FREE Too Cute by Jessica
SVG pattern made especially for this release.
Any minimum 2 Stamp purchase will receive a FREE mini stamp.
Both stamp & pattern will be revealed during the hop.
Also there will be a sale 20% off your ENTIRE purchase using
code: September starting on Saturday.
The free mini stamp & sale will end Sept. 30, 2014.

Welcome to Day 1 of Craftin Desert Divas September stamp release!
Each day we will be giving you a sneak peek
at two of the six new stamp sets.
Then, on  Saturday and Sunday, we will have a
blog hop with prizes each day.
There are some awesome creations being shared
today during this stamp release.
We also have some special guest designers who will be joining us.

Today we are showcasing the
Beary Thankful and Frightfully Cute
stamp sets. 

 6 -  4x6 stamps.
 Made in the USA.
Stamps will be available to order on Saturday.

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 Diva's stamps.
In this group we first show previews, have giveaways and much more!

Here are my sneak peek projects ....

From "Beary Thankful"...

I used Create A Critter 2 and Simply Charmed for my card.
The faces are from PKS Everyday Character Assortment.
My papers come from DCWV's 
Cafe Mediterranean and Linen mat stacks
as well as some scraps from my stash.
My orange twine is from American Crafts.
I inked around the edges with Tim Holtz
Tea Dye Distress Ink.

Here is a close up of the sentiment:
How fun is this stamp?!?!

I also have a project from the "Frightfully Cute"
stamp set to share with you:

I am usually NO GOOD at Halloween cards,
but this year has been different thanks to Tara's stamps :)
Talk about inspiration!

I used Create A Critter 2 for this card as well.
The Haunted House and Skulls both come from this cart!
I did run the moon section from the cut
through Divine Swirls Cuttlebug Folder
and inked everything up really good with Slate Ink from CTMH.
The AWESOME spider web cut is from the Edge to Edge cartridge.
The b/g mat paper is from Basic Grey's "Fact" paper pack
and the sentiment mat is from Ki's "Birthday" paper pack.
I added some black Enamel Dots from Recollections
to the sentiment mat and
ran some sewing thread around the card,
I liked the thin look to this instead of twine and added a gray
Enamel Dot in the center of the loops.

Here is a close up of this FUN stamp:
LOVE it!!!

Sneak Peek Giveaway!

All you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs!
You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog,
but the more you comment on, the better chance you have for winning!

Tara will announce today's winner tomorrow.
The winner will be picked from a different blog every day,
so be sure to visit and leave comments.

Thank you all so much for joining us today and
I hope you will come back tomorrow for more sneak peeks.

Thanks for checkin' in!!!


  1. Both are super. That bear is adorable and I love the embossing on your moon!!

  2. Love both of your cards!! They turned out cute!!

  3. Great cards! They are so cute!

  4. Great cards. I seem to always go with spooky cards.

  5. Both of your cards are fabulous! You did a great job on both!

  6. Your creations are Pumpkin- rific & Spook-tacular.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  7. Emily, both of your cards are awesome...so much detail and cuteness!!!!

  8. Love both of your cards! The detail is awesome!

  9. I love your Halloween card and the stamp is AMAZING!!!

  10. Both of your cards are so absolutely adorable, Emily!! I love the sweet bear!! Those pumpkin faces are so darn cute!! And the Halloween card is spook-tacular!! All of the elements you added are perfect!! Fabulous job on both my friend!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. Such great cards. Love them both.

  12. Love your cards! That bear is just adorable!

  13. I love them both, I like the cute Halloween stuff, but love the haunted house also. Thank you for sharing!

  14. Your cards are amazing! The bear is so sweet!! The skulls are wickedly clever!! :)

  15. Love the cards. I might send some out this year. You've given me inspiration--now finding the time.

  16. Liking that bear and pumpkins and the spider web very much super cute! Have a blessed day!

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  18. I love the faces on the pumpkins Thanks for sharing with us.

    Kimberly Colson

  19. Great job on your cards. I loved both of them... especially the pumpkins.

  20. Both of your cards are fabulous! The bear is so sweet and love the darling faces on the pumpkins!
    The second card is super spooky and so fun! Great job on these!
    Sherrie K

  21. wow what awsome cards and those faces are the cutest ever thanks for sharing

  22. both cards are so very cute!! Love the halloween card! Spooktacular!!!

  23. Frightfully adorable cards. Love how perfectly they fit the sentiments.

  24. Both of your cards are fabulous. Love the sweet little bear and those pumpkins are adorable! The spooky scene looks great too!

  25. Your frightfully cute card, is great! I love all the little details, especially the embossing on the moon.

  26. These are both super spooky and super cute cards !!!! They are perfect for the sentiments !!!

  27. Fun cards! Love the sentiments that go along perfectly!

  28. Totally cute & Super fun cards!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  29. I love both of your projects! The PK faces on the pumpkins look adorable and I love the web background on the second card! I hope you have a great day! :)