Craft Room DeStash

After some anger here, I was able to get my Craft Room Destash uploaded to YouTube.  

Check out the videos below, and if you want anything email me  and know that it's PayPal only and a flat $5.95 shipping.  

Tomorrow I will be back with an update and new cards!! 


Craftin Desert Diva’s Release Week + Updates

Hi friends…

Before I get to today's card, I wanted to share a quick update on life.  We've had a wild couple of weeks with just life itself.  We had events last week and were out of town for a couple days.  Thankfully this week looks quieter already.  Last week was dad's first treatments and it was a long week for both him and mom.  He isn't feeling great, but they were home for the weekend.  We got some time with them, and now they are heading back for another week of treatments.  

I haven't gotten a crafty thing done in the last week or this weekend.  I am in a bit of a funk and gave my head a break from it all.  I focused on some things that needed to get done at home.  

So hopefully this week I can get some new things to share with you! 

I will have a new video up Saturday for sure, and I am trying to upload a PURGE video.  It's huge!!  So prepare for that.  Hopefully by the end of the day. 


Today's card was made for last week's Craftin Desert Divas' Release week.  There is a whole new release of stamps going on this week and Tara is giving away this image on the website.   Make sure you are going to the event on Facebook - HERE.  

All items will be in the CDD Shop on 10/26 at 4pm EST. The special this release is FREE shipping with minimum purchase. US customers with $20. minimum order use code: 20SHIP for free shipping. International customers with $40. minimum purchase use code: 40SHIP for free shipping. Offer is not valid on previous orders, In stock items only. Offer valid 10-26 thru 10-31-16.


CDD Release Image

The image is called Raking Fall Fun, and it super cute!!   I also used the dies from Fancy Frames and Stitched in Circles.  The paper is from the Doodlebug line, Gingham, and of course, my favorite item of all – the sprinkles!  A new item in the CDD Store is the Washi Tape, and I used the black and white striped on the middle panel!


Make sure you grab this freebie and join our Release Week event!


Enjoy your day - May your Monday be short and your Coffee Strong!  

Thanks for the visit friends!! 

Introducing New Years Greetings | MHK Designs October Release

Hi crafty friends!!  It’s the last day of the MHK October Release, and I’m super excited to share today’s project!  It’s my favorite of the whole release!!  I knew that I wanted to create a wine bottle topper for this set, New Years Greetings. 


MHK Release


I printed the image on vellum and added it to the red tag with some black ribbon and silver cording.  I printed the sentiment on white paper and added it to the topper.  I also added some small black sprinkles to add some classy accents. 

This was very simple, but will be a great addition to a bottle of wine when visiting friends or family this holiday season! 

MHK Release 2

Make sure you check out all of the new release sets today in the Etsy Store.  Also check out the MHK Designs blog today for more inspiration from the other team members. 




Introducing Perfect Poinsettia | MHK Designs October Release

We are on Day 4 of the MHK Designs Release. Check out the MHK Blog for release details.  

Today we have one more fun Holiday set, Perfect Poinsettia.  I love these large flowers and they remind me of my Grandma.  

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I printed the image and sentiment on vellum, and colored the back side of the vellum.  Not only is this easier to not cover up lines, it's also a bit muted in the colors.  I do need to remember to use darker colors when I do this technique.  

I pulled out my Holiday paper stash and had fun putting this card together.  I used some gold twine, and then added red and gold sequins.  It's very festive and fancy.  


Make sure you click on the image below to head over the MHK Designs Etsy Shop.  

Tomorrow is the last day of our release, and it's going to be my favorite of the whole week.  I can't wait to share it with you!!  And then MHK goodness isn't over, we will be sharing our new challenge on Friday!  Blog posts are up and ready, but I am heading out of town for the long weekend.  (It's Teacher Conventions here in MT.)  






Riley & Co Inspiration

Hi again friends!! 

This is my second post today, as we are in the middle of Release Week for MHK Designs! 


I am sharing some fun Riley Inspiration today, along with my DT mates, Joy and  Lisa .   Click on their names to see their blog, or check out the Riley & Co Blog HERE.

I was feeling festive and went with some Halloween inspired cards today! This first one features Burt the Cat, in a  stamp called RIP Burt.  Isn't he fun!!My superstitious husband wouldn't like this guy.  (Even tho we now have a pure black cat!)  

I found some fun purple spider papers and simply added the cute black frame on some foam tape.  This is a great effect without adding more paper.  The image panel was matted with black, purple and some frosted sheets of clear plastic.  

October Felix






This second card features our beloved Riley Moose.  He is Holding A Pumpkin, and ready for trick or treating.  And paired with one of our Funny Bones sentiments, from an older Sentiment Set, this is a fun card.  

october Riley



Make sure that you check out the Riley Blog today for some great inspiration!  

Thanks for the visit here on my blog!!  

Introducing Wonderful Wreath | MHK Designs October Release



Welcome back to Day 3 of the MHK Release Week.  This is my first post of the day, so please check back for my Riley & Co. post later on this morning. 


We are starting our Christmas prep with the first new Christmas set from MHK Designs.  I have to tell you, I had such a hard time getting this card ready for the release.  I did not want to think Christmas.  

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I printed the image and sentiment together today.  When I colored it, I layered Copics and green Wink of Stella.  I wanted my wreath to shimmer a bit.  I also added red WOS to the bow.  

The card itself was very easy.  I tore the edge of the cream cardstock and the red.  Then I added it to the green card base and finished things off with the silver coil.  

Also in this set, are two more beautiful sentiments that will be perfect for Holiday cards.  


Check out the MHK Designs blog today for Release Giveaways and details about today's stamp set. 

Tomorrow, we will have one more Christmas set for you.  







Introducing Various Vehicles | MHK Designs October Release



Hi friends!!  I am back with Day 2 Release of the MHK Designs October release. 


Today's set is perfect for the men in your life.  These vintage vehicle images with the sentiments for Father's Day or to your husband are perfectly paired.  I used the truck one for my Dad's birthday last week.



For my card today, I ended up being really simple. I printed the ship and added the sentiment near the top to print it all at once.  I found some fun black and cream papers and matted it with black,  This kept everything very simple.  I tied a square knot and added it to the front to complete the card.  I think it looks stunning!!



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Thanks so much for visiting with me today!  Tomorrow we will be kicking off the first of the Christmas Release sets!!  I am so not ready for them!!


Be sure to visit the blog today too!!


Introducing Chicken In | MHK October Release







Hi crafty friends!  I am excited to announce the newest release from MHK Designs.  Make sure you check out the Blog all this week for the new release details.   You will also find Giveaway Details there. Then head over the the Etsy Store to shop! 


Today's set is a super fun farm set, called Chicken In.    It features 3 images and 5 sentiments.  The chicken wire is my favorite.  This can be added to card background or on top of already patterned papers!!  

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I colored the image with my Copics, and die cut it out.  I also die cut a scallop circle which is only barely visible.  I printed the sentiment on vellum and matched it up with the barnwood papers.  Then I added a scallop border and some twine to finish the card off.  

This ended up being such a fun card. I am excited to share it with you all today.  


Follow the links above, or click on the image below to shop for this set.  Tomorrow will be a great masculine set.  






Craftin Desert Divas | October Mood Board



Hi friends!!!  Look at this beautiful mood board for the October Craftin Desert Divas Social Media challenge!  Can we just give it a few more minutes to let me eyes soak in this beauty!!

14107859_1117565408291124_676310271019207369_oOctober is my FAVORITE month of the whole year.  Yes, because it's my birthday.  But also because I love this.  The colors, the crisp air, the settling in for winter. 

Oh yeah, winter...we have that in October in Montana too.  See below! 

But I love this time of year. 

So, it is perfect for this month's mood board!


CDD Ocotber 1

I used a couple images from the new Fall Hall Digital Stamp set.  It's full of great images, and I paired this birdie with the basket.  I have been watching some Copic YouTube videos, so I tried my hand at creating the background to go with it.  I think it really makes the whole card pop. 

I did however, then have a hard time making it into a card!  Nothing looked good enough!  So I kept it very simple and added some fun Doodlebug papers and sprinkles. 


Here is a shot I took before I made this into the card.  I wanted it to really pop with this Fancy Frames die, but it wasn't working out for me.  So I used the die on the black instead!




Everything I shared is available in the CDD Shop. We would love to have you play along with our challenge.  I'm excited to use some more awesome fall images this month!  Remember that you can win prizes when you play with our challenge!  Check out the details HERE. 

Oh, and here is what our October looks like right now. 

MHKDesigner Inspiration

Hi friends!
I am up on the MHK Designs blog today!  Check it out!!
 I wanted to color this image from the Beachy Keen stamp set.   It's such a fun image that I wanted to make look very realistic and reminiscent of an old photograph.    So when I dug through my stash and found these photo corners, I was so happy!!


I also used the papers from Country Farm.  The colors work for the September Challenge that is only on for a couple more days!! 


You can find the supplies I used on the MHKDesigns Etsy Store.  Or click on the images below!


Thanks for visiting with me today!  Enjoy your week!