Friday, August 31, 2012

ENDING TODAY the DL.ART HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINKY PARTY

CLICK HERE  for my DL.ART HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINKY PARTY--ENDING TODAY


CLICK HERE for my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge (flower) ending September 8
CLICK HERE for my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge (fabric) ending September 1
CLICK HERE: If you are looking for the "CCCF"
(chance to win some core'dinations paper) This will close sometime (surprise) in September you can leave a comment up until I close it.


I will announce the winner for the DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge (friendship) on Sunday
(closed August 25)



Hi Friends,

 I hope you are all geared up for a wonderful weekend.  I am always sad to see August end, it is my favorite month, probably because my birthday is in it.  
Not only is my birthday month ending my DL.ART HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINKY PARTY is ending also, today. You will have until 11:59 PST tonight to enter. Remember to follow all the rules to be eligible for the. pretty pennants cartridge.  This has been so much fun and I just love seeing everyone's entries.
I have tried my very best to comment on each one, if I did miss one I do apologize.
Click here if you would like to play along



I am so excited to give this cartridge 2 reasons 

1. I love it -and whoever gets it will also
2. It is taking up space where I could put another cartridge (ha Ha)

Have a blessed day, Diana

Thursday, August 30, 2012

DL.ART Thankful Thursday 1000 POST LINKY PARTY

CLICK HERE for my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge ending September 8
CLICK HERE for my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge ending September 1
CLICK HERE : for my HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINKY PARTY opened all month long (2 more days)


Good Morning Friends,

Welcome to another DL.ART Thankful  Thursday challenge


The linky  party seemed to be a big hit and a lot of fun. So I thought, why not have another one and we will celebrate 1000 posts. I also like the linky party because I get to see so much of your work
So that is what it will be-- Rules:  
1.Anything Goes: please read the rules above to be eligible to win the prize for the LINKY PARTY. The link party will begin on August 30th at 9:00 am and end on September 30th at 11:59 pm. Enter as many times as you like,
2. Leave a comment
3. Mention this post on your blog and link back to this post


My Card
A2 size
I used PTI Kraft and pure black
The top banner is from MME
The bottom banner, I made myself by cutting out 5 circles and then folding them over lilac twine, from the twinery.
The yellow card stock is embossed cor'dinations, I sanded the happy. To give the flower even more dimension I pop dotted it. The brad in the middle of my flower is from MME- blackbird. The buttons are die cut from the same card stock as the flower which is core'dinations Black magic


The prize will be:
 100 -12 x12 sheets of core' dination card stock  
 and a Darice embossing folder: Invite

sorry I don't have a picture of it for you, but it is HUGE

Challenges:
DCD:3 buttons, twine,pop dots
Scrapalicious:AG
Simon Says: AG
Krafty Girls:AG


Have a Blessed day, Diana

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Pinky- Violet White Washed Thank you



Good Morning Friends,

Today is my Design Day at  Pumpkin Spice Blogspot.
I really like everything about the August card  kit at SPS. You have got to check it out at the bottom of this post. There is so much that comes with it. The cutest part are the little garlands.



 The quality of the papers, range of patterns and colors make this a wonderful  kit.




My base card stock is core'dinations white wash #GX-WW 380-12, it is white washed on one side and then  pink-violet on the other, the core is the dark shade, this paper cut like butter in my die cutting machine.

The twine is blossom from the Twinery, there are three colors of twine in the kit but  this was not one of them.  You can always add that to your shopping cart. To order this kit go to Shop Pumpkin Spice

I am always in need of a thank you card, so This is what I came up with, I'm really happy with it.
Can you spot where the Washi tape is in the card?

Shop pumpkin Spice will be carrying a few new lines of stamps, and they will be shipping next month (that is only a few days away) Here is a sneak peek.


Thank you for stopping by to visit,

One more reminder please come by Saturday for our SPS monthly Blog Hop-there will be a prize and a challenge so make sure you come by to visit SPS and the whole design team.

Challenges:
MOJO: Sketch

Have a blessed day, Diana

ONE THOUSAND AND ONE-- WHAT?

1001






Hi Friends,

 I can not believe it!!! I have been blogging for 1 year and 8 months and just realized that my last post was #1000, so that makes this post number 1001.  I don't think I am addicted to blogging, but now I am beginning to wonder. I wasn't even paying attention it just snuck- up on me. ( is snuck  a word?)

Do you think 1,000 in 1 year and 8 months is too much?

I think it calls for a giveaway, don't you?

Check back with me on Thursday

if you have any ideas E-mail me, or leave a comment on this post
I will have to think this one through
Have a blessed day, Diana


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Karen's Birthday Blog Hop WINNER


 CLICK HERE for my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge ending September 8
CLICK HERE for my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge ending September 1
CLICK HERE : for my HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINKY PARTY opened all month long





Good Morning Friends,

Before I tell you who the winner is. I want to let you know that I am the guest designer on Karen's blog this week also. If you pop over there and enter her challenge I will definitely be visiting you, I am making comments on all her entries for the  "Make it sparkle" challenge use  any kind of sparkle you like,  that is we want to see.

Also another tip, If you like to use googly eyes the team I am on over at Creative Cutter room is having a googly eye challenge here is the link - Googly eye challenge.



The winner is:

 



Prize one party cracker your choice striped or flowered.

E-mail me your snail mail address and let me know which one you want striped or flowered.

Have a blessed day, Diana

Monday, August 27, 2012

BACK TO SCHOOL -- ALREADY?


CLICK HERE for my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge ending September 8
CLICK HERE for my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge ending September 1
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Good Afternoon Friends,
Last year for the back to school challenges that were floating around I made the above treat boxes, I just love them.  I didn't think I could even come up with anything better. I remembered last year buying this chalk board paper. Yes, How often do you need chalk board paper?



So, for this year for the back to school challenges, I wanted to give it a less sophisticated and more elementary school look, so I went for the primaries. Yep! Red, yellow, blue and because green is my favorite I had to throw it in the mix.  Instead of using chalk I used Creative Inspiration paint"winter Frost", my friend Jessica from Chick n-scrap sent me.

I knew when I got this paint that I would be using for the next creative inspiration challenge no matter what it would be.


The funny thing also is the treat box came together super easy after having made it a few times.
 Cartidges used:
Life's a party Locker talk and JT-
AC card stock

Challenge entries:
BBTB2: back to school
FCC: Back to school
Exploring Cricut:back to school
Creative Inspirations paint: back to school
Scrappy moms: Back to school
Divas by DesignDivas by Design AG
Crop stop: Back to school
paper issues: Back to school





Have a blessed day, Diana

MOJO MONDAY ---With Deepest Sympathy


CLICK HERE for my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge ending September 8
CLICK HERE for my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge ending September 1
CLICK HERE : for my HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINKY PARTY opened all month long







Hi Again Friends,

I needed a sympathy card and I always love the MOJO sketches so this was great for me.
I used Graphisc 45 and DCWV
the embellishment is from creative charms, my scallop oval, is from the imagine basic shapes . This is a 4 1/4 square card.

Challenges:
MOJO: sketch
Stampin' sisters in Christ: use dies or punches
My Craft Spot: sympathy

Keep having a blessed day, Diana





The Sky is the limit

CLICK HERE for my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge ending September 8
CLICK HERE for my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge ending September 1
CLICK HERE : for my HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINKY PARTY opened all month long





 Good Morning Friends,

The painters were here at 8:00 on the dot at the front door, I forgot and I saw this guy by the keyhole and I thought someone was trying to break in then, I remembered. Then, the sanding began.  0h, such a strange sound, when it is not yourself sanding paper

Mondays are my day, for me....to set the tone for my our week.  I will be so glad when the painting is finished, which should be today.  It looks so nice and the paint crew have been a real joy.

So anyway what you see up above is home made garland I used the Good old days cartridge made a few small prints (1 inch) printed them out and put them  on twine. Pretty cute aren't they  I stapled them on too the background paper with red staples, nice contrast.

Stamp PTI: up up and away
card stock PTI vintage cream
Everything else was printed from my imagine
twine is from the Twinery cappuccino

Have a blessed day, Diana

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Thanks...



Good Evening Friends,
 My last post for today



 I needed another thank you card and I wanted it to have a fall look. I bought this fabric a couple of years ago  to make some autumn decorations.  This week I decided to go through my fabrics to see what I have.
I do this periodically. One of my neighbors is a quilter and I give her fabric, if it is good quality and 100% cotton, this falls under that category, but I think I may find some uses for this one myself.  I just bought this spellbinders Label 18 and it worked perfectly for die cutting the fabric. I used the second from the smallest and the second from the largest. Very easy  and my card is an A2 size the card stock is P.T.I. Kraft, smokey gray and harvest gold. See you all real soon. My stamp is Inkadinkadoo and versamark onyx black ink.


Challenges:
MIM:AG


My last post for today,
Have a blessed evening, Diana


This Just IN.........


CLICK HERE for my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge ending September 8
CLICK HERE for my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge ending September 1
CLICK HERE: If you are looking for the "CCCF"
(chance to win some core'dinations paper)

Good Afternoon Everyone,


This morning  I posted early, I had made two cards last night. This one is for Cooking with Cricut.
So I am thanking the designers a thousand times for every challenge- That is 100,000 times. I had fun with this card. I hope you will join in on their challenge. I am also entering this in Docerela Creations a Thank you with a ribbon and a button. I used the good old days cartridge. The ribbon is from 3 girl jam, the button is from MME Inde Chic May kit from Shop Pumpkin Spice, The stamp is verve, "Sweet on you" I used Black Versamark  onyx black ink.

Have a blessed day, Diana

My family VACATION

CLICK HERE for my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge ending September 8
CLICK HERE for my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge ending September 1
CLICK HERE: If you are looking for the "CCCF"
(chance to win some core'dinations paper)

CLICK HERE : for my HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINKY PARTY opened all month long


Good Morning Friends,

Looks like our high today will be around 67 degrees. I plan on a very relaxing day. Tomorrow the painters finish, they will be painting the doors- the lamp posts and the bridge. They were the nicest workers, but I will be glad to have my life back (haha).  I like John Lennon's saying  "Life is what happens while you are doing other things." So true, try to savor every minute of it, even the not so good stuff, because you learn from it.

This cracks me up I'm doing a card on my family vacation. Mine this summer consisted mainly sitting and sleeping in one chair until my shoulder healed- That was basically 5 weeks of it - This was the not so good stuff. Every time things like this (I really have not had anything nearly this bad) happen, I count my blessings, and usually I can spot someone who is a lot worse off then me and has no hope of ever getting beyond  where they are.

So I am counting my blessings today and I am praying for you that you will be blessed today also,
Hugs, Diana

My card is an A2 size and I used "Good Old Days"  (IC) Easy Peasy

Challenges:
BBTB2:vacation

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Falls around the corner



Good Morning Friends,

Fall is around the corner and I am always inspired by the fall colors, textures, patterns and smells.
With the going back to school Frenzy I thought I would decorate a composition notebook for my self.

Composition notebooks of today don't look to bad the way they come,  but isn't it always nice to decorate one and have it be original, totally you. I love hounds tooth and herringbone, they definitely remind me of the fall, but also very masculine. I added a little bit of the lacy paper to give it a slight touch of femininity.  I went for clean and simple look on this.  I cut the little swatches of card stock out at 2 inches square, except for the brick patterned on it would have ruined the design.



 I used PTI smokey grey and Kraft, all my other papers are DCWV


The labels are form spellbinders label eighteen


My Twine is from the twinery, cappuccino and my button is from MME indie chic


This will be the journal I will use for the rest of the year, unless I decide to give it away.
I hope you like my project and I hope you have a blessed day, Diana

Friday, August 24, 2012

Guest Designer Spot at Little Scrap Pieces

Good Afternoon Friends,





 My friend Karen over at Little Scrap pieces asked me to be her guest designer for today, so I decided to make an easel card. I have not made too many of these and they are very easy, but No that is not  the challenge for you. I feel so blessed and honored that she asked and this is on the heels of celebrating her birthday. This has been quite a fun month







 We are calling the challenge  "Make It Sparkle"-  The handmade paper I used is fiber based, it is really fabric paper with sparkles in it. I love the way it came out, my color combo is purple, grey, yellow and orange. I used copic markers on the nail polish and the lipstick to give them dimension.
My sentiments are from Inkadinkadoo. The ribbon is SU so saffron from my friend Cely as a birthday gift, she is a sweetheart to.

I added one pearl on the handbag and 3 black pearls  above the Thank you.
All my card stock (not counting the fabric paper) is from PTI.

Have a great day, Make sure you go by Karen's to see her piece and enter the challenge. I'll come by and see what you created



Challenges:
DCD:yellow, orange, purple ,grey
CTO:Thank You , Easel 
CWC:Thank You
MEFY:3 pearls

Have a blessed day, Diana

Thursday, August 23, 2012

DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE

CLICK HERE for my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge ending September 1
CLICK HERE: If you are looking for the "CCCF"
(chance to win some core'dinations paper)

CLICK HERE : for my HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINKY PARTY opened all month long
CLICK HERE : for the DL.ART  Thankful Thursday challenge ending August 25
CLICK HERE :for the Creative Cutter room challenge:googly eyes

Good Morning Friends,

DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE:
Use flower on your project/or one 3-D flower
open until 11:59 on September 8, 2012


This was pretty fun ! I met up last March with the Cricut Circle group. Shannon Lerner was our hostess that night. We met in Santa Clara, CA. at Scrapbook island.  These were already pre-cut  for us from the Big Flowers cartridge, all we had to do was put it together.




 Here is a close up of the Flower

I don't own this cartridge and I am not sure I would. I'm just not sure how often I would need big flowers, but if you decorate a lot, this might be a fun cartridge to have it went together very quickly


 I used my friend Courtney Lee's glue gun, you can't see it (because I didn't photograph it, but her gun had either blue or purple glue in it, I thought it might look o.k. but it didn't. You really need a strong adhesive to hold the petals together. The hot glue worked great, just didn't look all that hot

I won some Cricut bucks there.  I Applied them to my new cricut circle membership.



Prize:



Challenge:


Have a blessed day, Diana



Design Time Thursday with Creative Cutter room


Good Morning Friends and welcome to another

CREATIVE CUTTER ROOM Design Time Thursday



Thank you for joining us for our new challenge! We enjoyed looking at your Friendship projects!  We appreciate you joining us and hope you will join us for this next challenge!


Here is my project: Isn't that just the cutest snowman?

My snowman is from snow friends, Holly Jolly is from My Pink Stamper "Winter treats and says"



We hope you will join us and Submit your new project for a chance to win a prize!




Follow the rules then submit your new  project over at the
Looking forward to seeing your creations! 
Only entries that fit the challenge guidelines will be entered to win the prize!
 
Some Rules to keep in mind while playing along:

Be a Follower of the CCR
Project submissions must be new, no back linking
CCR must be mentioned in the description with a link back to here
Entry must fit theme to be qualified for the prize
Prize must be claimed within 2 weeks
Please link your project posting not just your blog
One entry per person 
Please comment after linking 
   
Challenge Theme Must use Googly Eyes!
You have until September 5, 2012 to enter your project.
Here is the Line Up You for some great inspiration:

 Carri
 Tracy 

Have a blessed day, Diana

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Honorable Mention ?


CLICK HERE for my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge ending September 1
CLICK HERE: If you are looking for the "CCCF"
(chance to win some core'dinations paper)

CLICK HERE : for my HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINKY PARTY opened all month long
CLICK HERE : for the DL.ART  Thankful Thursday challenge ending August 25




Good morning Friends,

I just remembered, I forgot to let you all know that I got an honorable mention over at Altered Alice, for this piece. It was two days (June 24) before my shoulder injury.  I put it on the back burner-(I actually forgot)- lets move forward almost 9 weeks. I am now sharing this info with you. If you would like to check out the site here is a link to Altered Alice and in particular the posting of my honorable mention. Better still I was in good company with four other honorable mention--  ees ( I just made this word up) and there was a "REAL" winner to (aren't we all?)


Any who, I just love their challenges and I hope you will give it a try.  I'm hoping to give it a try this week.

Have you ever made an ATC?   

Have a blessed evening, Diana

Monday, August 20, 2012

Merry Christmas

CLICK HERE for my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge ending September 1
CLICK HERE: If you are looking for the "CCCF"
(chance to win some core'dinations paper)

CLICK HERE : for my HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINKY PARTY opened all month long
CLICK HERE : for the DL.ART  Thankful Thursday challenge ending August 25



Happy Monday Morning,

Have a great day everyone, it is suppose to be around 70 here today. We finally have our summer, but now the leaves on the trees in front of our home are are starting their fall change.








My card is mainly fabric, it is Robert Kaufman, Holiday Flourish l and ll
PTI Vintage cream an pure poppy, true black.
The lace is from my stash and I decided not to use a sentiment
but I love the liquid pearls. I used my quick kutz die to cut out the fabric flower
Challenges
MOJO: sketch
MIM:AG

Have a blessed day, Diana

Beauty is....................

CLICK HERE for my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge ending September 1
CLICK HERE: If you are looking for the "CCCF"
(chance to win some core'dinations paper)

CLICK HERE : for my HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINKY PARTY opened all month long
CLICK HERE : for the DL.ART  Thankful Thursday challenge ending August 25



Good Morning Friends,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I know I did, but now I have a lot of catch up to do. You may not see me as much this week as you usually do.  The PT was telling me for everyday you do not use your muscles, you need 10 days to make it up, I have some work to do.
This is an A2 card
Stamp: Autumn leaves
ink: versamark onyx black
copic markers

Challenges
HIMCR: limited layers
MIM:AG

What does beauty mean to you?


Have a blessed day, Diana

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Karen's Birthday Blog Hop

We are all here to celebrate Karen's birthday.

Happy Birthday Karen!!!

This is where the party begins

I feel honored Karen asked me to celebrate with her and the rest of our Blog friends. Celebrating birthdays is one of life's pleasures. August is my busiest month for birthdays.

I made this card for Karen and My wish for her, is to have many many more Happy and Healthy  birthday's

For my Birthday, Karen sent me some of her crinkle ribbon, so I thought what better way to show her how much I appreciate it , then to show her, how I use it . I just love the way this came out I used True black PTI for the base. The little happy Birthday tag is from all my memories. The flower embellishment down in the  right corner is from my stash


 These party crackers are made from G-45 paper and tied with LSP (Little Scrap pieces, crinkle ribbon


What would a party cracker be, if it did not have a little goodie inside

 Each one has a little surprise, Karen I hope you like all the surprises inside.


I do have a Blog goodie (prize) for one lucky person,
You will need  to
 1. Be  a Follower
 2.  Leave a comment,
if you want to be in the drawing.

 

Which one do you like better
1 party cracker your choice flowered or striped?
( there is a surprise inside)
I will close comments on the 25@11:59
and announce the winner on August 26







Shelly http://mypaperlove.blogspot.com/ 
Jessica http://chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com/






Your next stop is Lisa, I know you will see something incredible there, Have fun hopping and be sure to stop by Karen's and wish her Happy birthday

challenges:
CI:Anything but a card
PKS: 3-D objects
That craft place: Vintage
Thanks for stopping by have a blessed day, Diana




Saturday, August 18, 2012

Enjoy The Process

Good Morning Friends,

I like poetry, and if any of you are familiar with Helen Steiner Rice, you would know that she loved to write poetry and she also made living out of it.

I thought this would be a good one for the sign of the times.  This was written in the 1920's (for an electric company), most people have cell phones now.  Whatever it is you are doing Enjoy the process-- I consider ART a process, but writing is also a form of art so, I say "enjoy the process" whatever it may be for you, at any given time in your life.




The Realtor's lament

The lot was grand; the house was ifne
But there was no electric line!
The yard was big and green the grass,
But, oh alas! there was no gas.
The price was right, a splendid home,
And yet there was no telephone.
It looked supreme when viewed afar,
But who could live with no streetcar!
A house, a lot, a gorgeous place,
But who would sell it in that case,
For who would buy a modern home,
 Without electricity, gas, or phone?

Helen Steiner Rice

My card:
A2
 PTI Pure black and vintage cream
Copic markers
Autumn leaves stamps, versamark ink
Challenges:
CTV: marigold royal blue, gray and purple.
LSP: stitching


When you are looking for a house what is it you are looking for?

See you tomorrow for my friend Karen's birthday party hop.

Have a blessed day, Diana

Friday, August 17, 2012

WINNER: DL.ART Thankful Thursday (wedding/anniversary) challenge

CLICK HERE for my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge ending September 1


 CLICK HERE: If you are looking for the "CORE CARDS CREATIVE FRENZY"
(chance to win some core'dinations paper)


CLICK HERE : for my HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINKY PARTY opened all month long
CLICK HERE : for the DL.ART  Thankful Thursday challenge ending August 25



Happy Friday Morning,


Here is wishing you all a great weekend. When I was making this sports card, I was thinking what do baby blue liquid pearls have to do with baseball--- Well, he was a baby boy to some mom at one time, and it matched the other colors so well.

My papers are from Echo Park, Boy Crazy.
A2 size card
Sizzix Tag
image TGOD ( IC)
sentiment MPS
Liquid pearls

 and the winner for the challenge ending on August 11, 2012 is

  #11


Congratulations Migdalia!!!!!

and your prize is  $10.00

Challenges
FCC: sports
4crafty chicks: chicks:circles

Please E-mail me your snail mail address and I will get this out to you asap--- I hope this makes your day

Be blessed, Diana


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Thursday afternoon,

CLICK HERE for my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge ending September 1


 CLICK HERE: If you are looking for the "CORE CARDS CREATIVE FRENZY"
(chance to win some core'dinations paper)

CLICK HERE : for my HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINKY PARTY opened all month long
CLICK HERE : for the DL.ART  Thankful Thursday challenge ending August 25



Good Afternoon Everyone, 
It was such a beautiful day here today, about 75 degrees and the fog lifted early and you could see the ocean so clearly

I went to the health club for the first time in nearly 8 weeks since my injury.  Quite a few changes, There were nearly 20 new machines. I only did aerobics - no weights.
I am working my way very slowly back to where I was.



These are hand sewn  I used the back stitch on these. 


I used copic markers and embroidery floss on these stamped flower.

Autumn leaves stamps.
PTI: Card stock Pure black,  vintage cream 
challenge:
paper playtime:hot & spice- my colors are H&S

Have a blessed evening, Diana
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