Friday, October 24, 2014

CDD Oct Release Sneak Peeks

Today is Day 3 of the sneak peeks for the October stamp release at Craftin Desert Divas. We have 5 new stamps in this release. This release is going to be Thanksgiving and Christmas inspired! We are going to share with you a variety of projects to help inspire you with your upcoming Holiday projects. These images and sentiments will come with a SVG outline that is FREE to you.

Here are this release specials for you:

  1. Use Code: October to receive 20% off your entire order. Sale ends Oct. 31 Midnight MST.
  2. Free mini stamp with a 2 stamp minimum purchase in the CDD Shop.  Offer ends Oct. 31 (mini stamp will be revealed during hop)
  3. Come hop along with us Oct 25th & 26th to find a hidden link to a Too Cute by Jessica SVG freebie!! Both days will have a new freebie that you won't want to miss. Be sure to check out  Too Cute by Jessica patterns and sale .
  4. Sponsor Prize - Eyelet Outlet & Brads! : 2 Winners each get a pack of goodies.
  5. Sponsor Prize: Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock Paper for Scrapbooking: (30) 12x12 Spotted Cardstock.
  6. $15 to Scrapping for Less. Here is the link

Today we are showcasing  

Here's my project!

SS# 52102 - Santa Treat Bag

Pink Glitter paper for Santa's Hat (hehehehehe)

I used enamel dots instead of the cut file's berries

Foam squares used to attach mustache for dimension

Googlie eyes!

Tim Holtz Antique Linen for inking around edges

Ribbon & Twine from stash

Craftin Desert Divas "Simply Christmas" - Dec 25

Craftin Desert Divas "Holly Day Punnies" - string of Christmas lights

Here's a close-up of those stamps:

Craftin Desert Divas stamps are
 4x6 & 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!

Sneak Peek Giveaway!

Tara's giving away one stamp set a day.

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 day one of the Blog Hop!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

3D Flower with Sucker Center

Do you know what today is?
Just another fun Thursday in October. :)

I love real flowers, gardens, etc.
That being said, I like other people's flowers and gardens.
I'm one of those people who do not enjoy dirty knees and dirt under my fingernails.

Sometimes I'll see blog posts of 3D flowers people have created,
and I think I could never do that. Looks hard.

Yesterday, I decided the flowers I saw in the Silhouette Store
were just too pretty not to give them a try.
I have to tell you, I was surprised at how pretty
this flower turned out. And I made it!

These flower cut files were created by Jamie at Bits of Paper.
She has easy picture tutorials on her blog.
You can find all of her recent 3D flowers and tutorials HERE.

Silhouette ID# - 66835 - 3D flower
The center can be filled with a sucker or a pencil.

I used my pencil to roll the petal and leaf ends a little.
I wasn't sure how to make the parts stick together and not slide
down the sucker stick. If you have ideas, please share.
I ended up using a glue dot or two.

That's it for today.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Be sure to come visit me tomorrow.
It will be my day to post for the Craftin Desert Divas 
October Stamp Release.
Then come back and see me on Saturday too
because it will be my day to post as part of the CDD Reveal Blog Hop.

:) Janis

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Halloween TREAT BAGS

Hi, everyone!
I spent Tuesday morning making these treat bags.
They are just what I like - 
simple, minimal layering.
A couple of them are made for our babies....
fur babies that is.
Hope you enjoy taking a look.
Details for each one is listed under that photo.

Sil ID# 68477
Peachy Keen Stamps for face - PK-443 - 
Happy Go Lucky Dog Faces 1 1/8"

Sil ID# 68485
Googlie eyes!

Sil ID# 68486 
(not sure if the bow tie was from this cut or another of the treat bag cuts)
Peachy Keen Stamps for face - Pk-531 - 
Simple Sallies Face Assortment

Sil ID# 68489
Peachy Keen Stamps for face - PK-1358 - 
Sweet on You 1 1/8"

Sil ID# 68487
Peachy Keen Stamps for face - PK-490 - 
Every Day Character Face Assortment
I stamped it in white, but it was very light, so I went over it with my white gel pen.

Frankenstein or Mrs. Frankenstein:
Sil ID# 68484
Peachy Keen Stamps for face - PK-451 - 
Wide Eyed Kids 1 1/8"

Sil ID# 68483
Peachy Keen Stamps - PK-490 - 
Every Day Character Face Assortment

Thanks for stopping by today!
:) Janis

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

PDE - Halloween Decorations

A new challenge started today at

Here's the theme for this week:

I made a coffee table or office desk decoration.
Here is my project:

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Silhouette ID# 
65377 - Set of 4 different Lori Whitlock tags with mats
I welded 4 of these tags together and accordion folded them.
I added some stitched lines between the folds for easier folding.

65769 - Set of different grass borders

66807 - Print 'n Cut Haunted House

66803 - Print 'n Cut Fence

66805 - Print 'n Cut Ghost

66804 - Print 'n Cut Frankenstein

66806 - Print 'n Cut Witch

Bare tree stamp from stash for edges of image mat

Tim Holtz Walnut stain for edges

Craftin Desert Divas:
Wonderfully Wicked (buy HERE)
Ghostly Greetings (buy HERE)
for sentiment


Hope you'll link up your project at
:) Janis

Think Pink (Guest Designing for Die Cuttin Divas)

Hi, Crafters! I am honored to be a Guest Designer today for Die Cuttin' Divas! Woo-Hoo!

The challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas is "Think Pink - Breast Cancer Awareness."

I decided to make a Breast Cancer Awareness Shadow Box with inspiring tags hanging from it. Love those tags!

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I used just about every sentiment in Craftn Desert Divas - Be Inspired stamp set.

You can buy this stamp set HERE.

  • Silhouette ID# 61240 (Breast Cancer Awareness Shadow Box)
  • Tutorial for shadow box assembly can be found HERE
  • Silhouette ID# 40402 (7 different style tags / labels)
  • Lace from stash
  • Foam squares for dimension of layers
  • Craftin Desert Divas - BE INSPIRED stamp set for all sentiments on various tags

I thought this project was going to be complicated and confusing to cut and assemble, but it wasn't. You just layer the box cuts and easy peasy.

I've had friends lose their lives (too young) to Breast Cancer. So please, ladies, get the girls checked every year by a doctor and / or Mammogram, and be diligent about your self exams each month. Don't hesitate to call the doctor even if you think it's probably nothing. Better to know for sure than worry about it or let it go and find out later it was something that could have been getting treatment.

Would you like more information about self exams? Check out the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. for tons of valuable information on early detection, breast cancer types, breast cancer treatment and more.

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Thanks for stopping by today! Don't forget to link up your THINK PINK projects HERE.
:) Janis

Monday, October 20, 2014


Happy Monday, and welcome to a brand new week!
Today I want to share with you a sucker holder I made yesterday.

Silhouette ID# 21555 - Witch sucker holder

Green Enamel Dot (wart)

Peachy Keen Stamps - PK-490 - Every Day Character Face Assortment

Some Chalking for the cheeks (green and reds)

White gel pen for eyes

Tag punch - Walmart

Craftin Desert Divas - Ghostly Greetings - sentiment
Here's a close-up of the sentiment:

You can buy this stamp set HERE


Thanks for stopping by today!
:) Janis

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Halloween Treat Bags - MKC DT Day

Hi, Crafters! Janis here from Pause Dream Enjoy.
Today is my Design Team posting day for
But first, did you see today's FREEBIE?
It's only free for today, so make sure you go grab it!

For today's project I decided to use:

Monster Mash

Here's my projects:

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  • Miss Kate Cuttables Monster Mash
  • I used the Print N Cut feature on the Silhouette for the Monster Mash title
  • Monsters were die cut and paper pieced
  • Some little baggies and candy.......  Voila!

Thanks for stopping by today to see what I'm up to.
Go grab today's FREEBIE!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Boo to you

Happy Weekend!
Earlier this week I mailed my grandson, Kevin, the Pumpkin Head card I had made.
Today's card is being mailed to my other grandson, Wyatt.

I used scrap pieces for the background.
Those papers are from Graphic 45 - An Eerie Tale

Silhouette ID# 66361 - Big Head Frankie
He's adhered with some foam tape for dimension

Tag is a punch I picked up at Walmart.

Sentiment from Craftin Desert Divas - Ghostly Greetings
Here's a close-up of that...

You can buy this stamp set HERE

Enjoy your weekend!
:) Janis

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