Thursday, February 28, 2013

DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #104

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Hi Friends, 

Welcome to the  DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge.   I  really enjoyed seeing all the fun projects that have been entered into the Linky party and the Thankful Thursday  challenges. Here is a new challenge for you I hope you will have fun.




DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #104


THEME:


Birds, anything to do with birds- 




The challenge will be open until 11:59 PST  March 12, 2013.


 I used the playful parlour SVG CUT from SVGCUTS.com

This came together so easily. There is a great video on svgcuts.com showing how to put this together. Mary does wonderful video's and the video to put the bird cage together is so concise.  She is so fun to watch. She makes it all look so easy and it is with the SVG cuts.




The card stock I used is from DCWV blossoms and butterflies stack


I am so pleased to announce my wonderful sponsor  for this challenge  



The PRIZE: 

Thanks go to Leo
for 

a $10.00 gift card
from SVGCUTS.com






Challenges:
Inspire me Fridays:AG
craft us crazy:AG
MIM:AG


Have a blessed day, Diana

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY WINNER Challenge #103


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Good Morning Friends,

Before I announce the winner of the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY #103 CHALLENGE.


I have some really sad, sad, sad news to share (at least from my perspective).  As you know yesterday I made a sympathy card.  Thinking I would add it to my stash, unfortunately I will need to send it.  Two police officers in our city were shot and died yesterday. I knew both of them. One was a 28 year veteran ready to retire, leaving behind a wife a son and two daughters.  The other a female officer leaving behind her partner and two small children she had been on for the SCPD for 10 years.  If you are a person of prayer I would just ask that you keep their families in your thoughts and prayers. This is the first time since our city was incorporated in the late 1800's that a police officer has been killed in the line of duty.
       We are a small community and this will  create a huge impact. 3 schools are located in the area where the shooting occurred  they were all locked down until the suspect was found (one was where I taught for many years)  Many agencies have stepped in to help, because of protocol and many different types of investigation.  If you are interested here is a link to the article and some videos.

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To read more about my card click here


challenges:
Simon says:AG




Now onto a cheerful note Random.org selected


The winner is:
CONGRATULATION!!!!  MELISSA SUNSHINE HONEY BEE   :
Please send me your e-mail so I can get your prize to you

Have a blessed day, Diana

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

GUEST DESIGNER for----- Die Cuttin' Divas

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Good Morning Friends,

I have the honor of being the guest designer at Die Cuttin' Divas  for this tic-tac-to challenge.
What great choices In the boxes. Don't you just love them



Here is a close up of the flowers and my double bow with 3 girl jam tuxedo crinkle ribbon






I chose B&W, 3 patterned papers and  ribbon, but I could not stop there I also added some flowers 
The papers I chose are from Me and My Big ideas. This was the paper I used for my CAC series that I did along with the My pink stamper stamp set Punnylicious. That was such a fun series to do. I used every stamp in the collection. 

I think it would be fun to choose everything on this tic tac toe challenge and incorporate it in a card. These are some great choices, we hope you have fun, making your project and entering the challenge.




Have a blessed day, Diana

With Deepest Sympathy

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Good Morning Friends,

It is my design day at Creative Inspiration Paints,  I thought I would get ahead and make another sympathy card.
This  card sort of evolved, I did not plan any of this and I  just started working until something came of it. I used Kraft ink on Kraft paper. I stamped the images on water color paper and then painted them. I used Royal purple for the largest flower, plum for the smallest and amethyst for the mid- sized. I fussy cut them out and then popped them up with foam tape. I used a spellbinders trim die and ran the die cut through  my xyron machine and then glittered it up.


 Here is a close up of the flowers.


Here is the amazing resplendence glitter







Creative inspiration 
shimmering: Royal purple, Amethyst, plum and Resplendence angel dust for the trim piece

Remember there is a challenge going on at Creative inspiration paints right now Inspired by "Anything goes
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Other supplies used
PTI Kraft card stock, Kraft ink
Asian fusion sentiment
versamark onyx black ink
Flowers Verve stamps
Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day, Diana

Monday, February 25, 2013

THE AFTER--

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Hi Friends,
 I am back again
This is the after,  a few posts earlier I showed you the before. I say  that because I did not like the way it turned out.  I used the zig 2 way glue stick on the before. My glitter was all gloppy and  awful looking. Why? I am pretty sure,  it was because I added it before the glue dried-- so I tried it again, I let the glue dry and it was a little better, not the best. This is my 3rd try I used the xyron machine. This worked the best.  This will be my standard for future glitter application, especially for intricate trim.
I did use gold stickles on the heart



 Here is  a close up of my glittered trim. Do you like it?


 I like the way it came out.
Products
Uchida heart punch
PTI card stock
Spellbinders
stickles gold
Creative inspiration resplendence glitter: gold
Corner rounder

Have a blessed evening, Diana


Popped up rose with glitter trim Sneak peek


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Hi Friends,
Check it out

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Thanks for stopping by, Diana

MOJO-- Round or square

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Good Morning Friends,

Don't you just love Mondays?    I do.  I love when I get my MOJO going, what better way than with these awesome sketches. 



I also like that I am inspired  to make another shape at least once a month. Here is my take on the sketch;



Here is the close -up of my flower and I love flowers, but I don't know a lot about them. I do know, my favorite is the tulip.  One of these challenges called for a rose and I used the Flower shoppe cartridge and made this basic flower shape. I think it looks like a rose. My base card stock is PTI Kraft, the polk-a -dot is Me and My Big ideas the white portion is coredinations. The yellow trim strip is PTI stampers select white I painted it with Creative inspirations canary yellow to match the ribbon. My stamped sentiment is Verve Brighter days-- I love that whole set. But I have not used this sentiment yet-- and I won it at MOJO a while back which makes me love it even more (ha ha)


I used the Cricut paper trimmings cartridge for the yellow and the gold die cut trims My glitter is Creative inspirations Resplendence gold

Challenges
BBTB2: use a 3 D rose
MOJO: sketch
Kraft journal: use any sketch
Simon Says: use a stamp you love
PLR:AG
MY Grafico:AG
MCS:pop it up

Have a blessed day, Diana

Before

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Good Morning,

I usually show you afters --- You know what I mean -- When I think I have something that I think looks good enough to post -- well this is not the case I call this a before, because I will redo this. Check back later, for the after-- I will tell you what I do not like about this and you will see what I change.






See you later, you know I will be back after all it is Monday, be blessed, Diana

Monday--- Monograms anyone


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Good Monday Morning,

This past week I spent doing spring cleaning and I still have a bit more to go. How does one accumulate so much stuff?  Anyway we all know don't we? And why?

My older sister called me the other day just to say some real sweet things and I thought it would be nice to follow up our conversation with a note thanking her how much it meant that she felt that way.  If she says she likes the card then I can make her a set for her upcoming B-day-- I might just do it anyway.




I made myself a monogrammed  note card the circles are scraps from the card I made last night, the little flowers are from PTI Asian fusion,The alphabet letter is from Cricut cartridge American Alphabet cut at 2".
Easy peasy.


Have a blessed day, Diana

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sunday Evening Post and BBTB2


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Hi Friends,

Here is a fun cupcake b-day card that I really wanted to make. here it is my papers are DCWV Nantucket stack and recollections cream, My base is PTI Kraft and the sentiment is Inkadinkadoo. Bitten by the bug 2 has a challenge closing in 3 hours, I think I am just under the wire.

I hope you like it and if you have time, you may want to enter also.



I used the sweet treats cartridge and cut my cupcake at 3.75 on the E2

Challenges
BBTB2: birthday cake or cupcake amethyst
613:AG
MIM:AG
Inspire me friday:AG
Sunday Funday: AG

Have a blessed evening, Diana

SUNDAY-- With My Amazing Spring Chick

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Good Morning Friends,

My spring Chick can not makeup her mind what Holiday to celebrate so she has them all covered.



Starting with -- still stuck on Valentines day --hugs and kisses on the left side of her face, a metal shamrock charm as a breast plate, held in by two green spring flower brads, topped off with a Cinco de Mayo hat. Don't you just love her? I think she is amazing she can juggle all these holidays, better her than me.
My cut file is from SVGCUTS.com Egg Hunt. AC card stock primaries, xoxo Docerela creations, Be Mine stamp set.
PKS cuddly faces. Green brads MM,
Charm: Cousins Meanings

Challenges:
PKS: metal not a card
cardz tv: shamrock
PDE: hat
MPC: pets
PS: XOXO

Have a blessed day, Diana

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Happy Saturday Morning---Happy Birthday (5 minute cards)


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Good Morning Friends,

Have you missed me?  This has been one busy week.  I have been doing some early spring cleaning, many Dr. appointments and more PT..... ugh! I think they are trying to rip my arm out of the socket.  I am looking forward to the nice weather and I want to be ahead, when spring does arrive, so I can play out doors.

Lately, I have been playing indoors with my new Silhouette.  This is my first project from SVGCUTS.com.
This is so exciting I just love how this Cameo works.  The images from SVGCUTS.com are wonderful. This image came together perfectly.
Every week they offer a free project with a minimum $9.98 purchase and there are 100's of free files. It is a great site, check it out !!! if you haven't yet, it is really worth looking at. This was from the card kit that was offered last week --5 minute cards. There  are 9 cards in this particular kit and I chose to make the Happy birthday card because I just realized I have a nephew who has a birthday this next week.

I hope you like it. I think I am hooked on SVGCUTS.com kits.



All my papers are from the guy stack DCWV
That is it quick as could be and I even made the envelope to match , included in the SVG file

Challenges:
TGIF:AG
Sunday Funday:AG
CCC: birthday

Have a blessed day, Diana

Friday, February 22, 2013

FUN FRIDAY CHALLENGE -EMBOSSING

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This weeks  challenge at LSP is for you to make a   card,
project or layout, using some form of "embossing"

Link up at  my friend Karen's blog Little Scrap Pieces



This months challenge is sponsored by our DT sister Lisa of a mermaids craft
check out the awesome prize





I just got this embossing folder on Sunday@ Michael's,  it is from Cuttlebug- Friend /Ami. The ribbon is from Karen LSP and the bling is from Creative inspirations jeweled inspirations.

Click on the link above and play along with our "Embossing challenge".

Supplies:
Card stock-PTI
Embossing folder cuttlebug
Ribbon LSP
bling : jeweled inspirations


Challenges:



Have a blessed day, Diana

Thursday, February 21, 2013

DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #103 WEEK 2



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Hi Friends, 

Welcome to the second week of the  DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge.   I hope you will join in and have some fun.




DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #103 (week 2)


THEME: 


Uplifting sentiment- with Pink, brown and beige




The challenge will be open until 11:59 PST  February 26, 2013.


 The designer paper is  from Echo Park - This & That "charming" 6x6 pad  and PTI leaf prints, the base card stock is PTI Lavender moon. The stamp set I used is from Verve " Brighter days"

Ink: Jenni Bowlin, Brown sugar. My faux stitching was done with the Whisper strokes by sugar loaf.








The prize: 





CUTTLEBUG FOLDER




 AND 
20 CHIPBOARD SHAPES



AND 
12 BEAUTIFUL WHITE ROSES


Challenges:



Have a blessed day, Diana

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I AM SO EXCITED!!!! TOP WINNER OVER AT DTC


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Good Morning Friends,


I am so excited I won over at Decorate to Celebrate, which means I get to win one of Rhonda's famous albums


Decorate To Celebrate! Winner!!
How cool is this 
I thought these little kitties were so cute, but little did I know, how much joy they would bring to me.
Getting one of Rhonda's albums is a real treat
Check out the other winners over at Decorate to celebrate, there really are some awesome projects, you don't want to miss.
Have a  blessed day, Diana

Monday, February 18, 2013

MONDAY Evening and a bit more MOJO

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Good Evening friends,


I can't believe I still have some mojo left in me 
I have  a lot yet to do tonight, but I just loved this sketch so much I wanted to try another technique with it so I went for the embossing


Here is the sketch again, I hope you will join in,  these are so much  fun to do and the more you do sketches, the easier they become!


I just got this new Sizzix TH embossing flower folder, it was perfect timing there is a flower challenge going on and I did not have to cut one out and then roll it. I love how this punches and embosses at the same time.
The background Kraft paper is The Recollection paper I got at M's yesterday - what a haul I got. I had to watch another episode of hoarders just to keep myself in check.  I'm good--  I haven't lost anything yet or bought duplicates (unless they were specifically purchased as give aways-- Did I ever throw stuff out today!!-- it is such a good feeling.  All the white card stock is PTI stampers select. I embossed the pinwheel with the French words cuttlebug folder. My sentiment is from inkadinkadoo, the flower die  it is stamped on, is from PTI funky florals . The button is from the little red wagon my small flower is from my stash.

Challenges:
MOJO:sketch
My Craft Spot: flowers
Kraft journal: white on Kraft
My Grafico: AG
MMM:Ribbon & button
House mouse:stitching
Crafty cardmakers:Flowers
MIM:AG

Have a blessed evening, Diana

MOJO MONDAY

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Good Morning again Friends,
I got my Mojo going and I was able to make this design work for a few challenges.







I switched the scallop circle out to make this a Happy Birthday Card
for the Bitten by the Bug 2 challenge



I switched the scallop circle on this one to make it a recipe, not a cooking recipe but a love recipe

A2 size card

All the designer papers are Recollections from Michael's
I really liked this stack so I had to pick it up- I used 7 different patterns on this
I used a clear rhinestone on the pinwheel and a black one on the ribbon which is from my craft spot (olive Green)
My pinwheel is flipped over so the pinned part is not visible
The cupcake is from
Sweet treats Cricut cartridges
The scalloped circle is from Cricut American Alphabet on the E2 5th Anniversary edition machine.

PTI base stampers select white
sentiment "Spring tags"
Versamark onyx black ink

Challenges:
MOJO: sketch
FCC: recipe
BBTB2: cake or cupcake
Docerela: cupcake
MIM : AG



Have a wonderful and blessed day, Diana

Happy Monday


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Good Morning Friends,


Spring is about 4 weeks away, I always look forward to this time of year. The last leave on the liquid amber outside our front door has just fallen and there are new sprouts for the coming season. The breeze is a bit gentler than the howling winds from the winter and everything is looking brighter and more cheerful. On that note I have note made a pin wheel since I can't remember, but now that it is posted I probably wheel ( that is a PUN, not  a misspelling) 
I hope your Monday is off to a good start. I really enjoyed the warmth yesterday I high to day is about 20 lower than yesterday -54 here--What is yours?  I really love hearing what your temp is, and for those who let me know thanks for sharing.


Awhile back I was testing the calibration on my imagine and I printed out all these little squares, I think I have about two hundred or so. I glued two together to make this, it measures 2 ". The stamp is from PTI "Spring tags" inked with Versamark Onyx black ink. The ribbon, button and twine is from my stash The card stock and gingham check is also from PTI


Have a blessed day, Diana

Sunday, February 17, 2013

THE BIG 40----WHO? Another giveaway


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Hi Friends,

I sure hope your Sunday is off to a good start.
Just out of curiosity -- What is the weather like where you are living? We had 68 yesterday, another day of airing the house out. I just love that fresh air. At night we are in the mid 30's. I would love to see the night time temps a little higher

I am hoping to get to visit some of you today.  Looks like a bunch of fun stuff in the picture, doesn't it?

 I am looking out for you today,  there are lots of giveaways and here is another one
My friends,  Carri celebrated her 40th birthday yesterday and she has blog candy



Click here  to check out what you need to do to win these awesome goodies.

Have a blessed day, Diana

Happy Sunday -- A Give AWAY

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Hi Friends,

Before I share the giveaway with you I want to share a little bit about me with you.  I have been super busy trying to learn my new machine and I don't know what  I was thinking, I signed up for a 1 month layout a day on line workshop. We are on day 17 now and I have done 1 layout. I do not scrap book that much, but I thought I might get into it.  Right at the beginning everything went wrong-- the programs I was using,  were not working right.  I ended up back in PT, which not only wipes me out, it takes time. Then (my favorite part) my dream arrived, the cameo.  So it hasn't all been bad, I just wish there were more than 24 hours in a day, or two of me.


So now I will share this  Fun giveaway over at my friend Sherries blog. Sherrie is celebrating her 2 year Blogaversary!!! Check out all the goodies one lucky follower will receive. Looks like some fun stuff.




Have a blessed day, Diana

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Best Wishes- For a lovely lady

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Hi Everyone,

 I have an extra post day over at Creative Inspiration paints.  I needed to make a card  for my younger sister who just became engaged.  I always wish her the Best of Everything.  That is why I used the shimmering paints and these fine papers and  I went with the vintage look, what do you think?


Here is a close up of the flowers 



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Creative inspiration shimmering paints used: 
 Sky blue, Mellow yellow, Orange , Rose quartz




The paper I used is from Graphics 45  "A Lady's Diary". I used the sky Blue to paint the chip board bird and the label and one of the flowers.  The flowers were white but I wanted them to match the floral background paper and the shimmering colors were perfect. My card base is PTI blueberry sky. The ribbon is from my stash.  The best wishes is an inchie stamp from inkadinkadoo stamped with Versamark onyx black ink.



Also here is a reminder for the
Anything goes challenge, we would love to see your projects and you have a chance to win some CI paints, open until Feb 23
If you use CI paints on your projects you will get two entries. The competition is randomly drawn. So everyone has a chance.

Challenges:
Sunday Funday:AG
3girl Jam: AG w/ribbon


For a chance to win these flowers, that you can paint yourself click here



Have a blessed day, Diana

Friday, February 15, 2013

Be My Valentine-- FUN FRIDAY Challenge


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This weeks  challenge at LSP is for you to make a  "Be my Valentine" card,
project or layout

Link up at my friend Karen's blog Little Scrap Pieces





This image is from the silhouette store, all their valentine images were 25% off . A lot of them could very well be used for other occasions. This was one of the print and cuts. Do you remember these when you were a little kiddo?  I loved how you could lace them up, so I added some twine there, so the Little's can have a fun twine (that's a pun).  The kitty head has perforations so you can remove it from the card.
The little purse and tags in the background are part of the stock images that come with the Cameo

Click on the link above and play along with our "Valentine challenge".


Challenges:
DCD: color challenge
DTC: Valentine
Sunday Funday:AG


Have a blessed day, Diana

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