Friday, May 31, 2013

Congratulations to the graduate


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This weeks  challenge at LSP is for you to make a  card,
project or layout, Congratulations to the Graduate"

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



This box is so unique, it  opens up to show a gift card holder and the message can go on the white area



The top also comes off,  so you can  put a small gift inside.

very versatile I love it. I am actually going to make a tassel out of twine as soon as I find out what the school colors are, but until then I used my tassel 


I was talking with my neighbor and her 11 year old daughter the other day and it turns out, she will be going from middle school to Jr high  (eeks !!!how scary).  Fortunately she is home schooled, so the transition will not be too difficult.   It is a kind of like a  graduation. It looks like there may be a little party. What a better reason to make a 3-D project.  I absolutely love making these 3-D projects, the problem is where to store them. That is why I like making them as gifts. I am blessed by making and giving it the recipient is blessed -- Hey that is called a Win-Win situation. Do you agree?



Click on the link above and play along with our "Congratulations to the graduate-challenge".

Supplies:
SVGattic.com: Hat's off to you
Card stock- AC Black and DCWV cotton bloom stack
tassel: from my college graduation



Challenges:
Inspire me Friday AG
Sundy Funday: AG
Decorate to celebrate: graduation
Moxie Fab: gift box challenge







Have a blessed day, Diana


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Greetings from Venice!

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Greetings from Venice!!


Don't you just love sight seeing, hearing and smelling the different sights, sounds and scents from around  the world?   Fortunately for us, we really did not smell the canals in Venice.  I would absolutely love to go there and visit, but according to the gondola singers, they told us, the canals in Venice smell really bad and I have heard that from some of my friends that have visited. So, I had the best of both worlds.  I got to feel like I was in Venice Italy without having to smell the canal.

I took this photo from a little Mexican restaurant at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas, a few years back. It was shortly after 911 and there were very few tourists there at the time. I loved staying at this Hotel.  I had just gotten a new car so I wanted to take it out on the road and see if it was all it was advertised to be.  It was!

Certain printing papers I use in my printer, give different effects.  I used this Kodak paper in my Epson printer and the ink just lays on top for the longest time and then it spreads, giving the picture an aged and diffused look, more like the photos from the 60's.  I like it for this particular application, but it is not my go to printing paper.


I will be sending this to my family members that love to go to Vegas.


It was fun to make!!  For the backing I used PTI stampers select white 110 lb# and the designs down the middle are pillows from the PTI "On the coach" set and the sentiment on the front is from the same set. with canyon clay ink. I drew the lines with a matching gel pen.

I hope you like my post card.

Challenges:
Inspire me Fridays: AG
Sunday Funday#9:AG


Have a blessed day, Diana

Thursday, May 30, 2013

DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY WEEK 2 #110 SPLASH CHALLENGE and "In the Spotlight



                                                                                                       week 2
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DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #110

THEME:   SPLASH


Interpret the theme how you like, although splash refers to wet, let's see your wet projects.
For those that like margaritas, a splash of lime is probably a nice touch.



Hi Friends,

Beginning this week, on the second week of the challenges, I will be spotlighting one of the entries from the past week,  in this case--- in the spot light is 
entry #4  Sukie, her blog is called Scrappin Dhilly, check out her awesome work.



you never know you may be the next spotlighted entry.


Here is my card from last week
 

This DCWV glitter green card stock cut so beautiful in the cameo.

 
I finished the inside, because it is actually a card for my sister in law
The cut file is  is from the Fruity Fiesta svg cut file from SVGCUTS.com

I fell in love with this file as soon as I saw it.




The papers I used are AC card stock
DCWV glitter paper basic grey and my stash.
The sentiment is from Stampendous and the birthday stamp inside is also from stampendous
colored in with copic markers.






The challenge will be open until 11:59 PST  June 4, 2013.
3 entry limit



THE PRIZE:

6x6

12 sheets canvas corp
and

12 sheets Handmade (similar to this, colors may be different)

and


4 crocheted  flowers
and


10 yards red and white twine




CLICK HERE TO ENTER



Challenges:



Have a blessed day, Diana

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

BBTB2 -- ZOO what?

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Happy Hump day Everyone,



I have a really fun card for you today. I made my own background out of the two little mice from The Alley Way Stamps set "Sittin' pretty". I used Kraft card stock for my base. The elephant is cut from create a critter 2 and I colored filled it with Hey diddle diddle on the imagine then, popped him on my card with foam tape.  My butterfly is from creative charms. My little beads are from creatology and the burlap is from a huge amount I have left over from an art exhibit.





I did double faux stitching with a white gel pen sakura. There you have it.




Challenges:
BBTB2: zoo animal

CTO: butterfly
City crafters challenge: burlap
crafty sentiments: stitching
Pause dream enjoy: use foam tape
Through the front door: AG
Sunday Funday: AG
Vickie's:AG






Have a blessed day, Diana

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

MOJO--and a few others

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Good Afternoon Friends,









I finally got some MOJO in today.  

I have to say, I just love our troops !!  I don't like the thought of war, but you have to hand it to our troops they are AWESOME.  I get teary eyed every time I see a soldier in uniform (man or woman) and I will go out of my way to say "thank you for your service to our country."
I hope they don't get sick of it, because I just do it.
One time I was on a flight and some soldiers got on the plane. I told the flight attendant I would like to pay for their meal, but don't let them know. She told me their airline always gives the troops their meals at no charge.  I fly that airline most of the time now-- not to get out of buying the meals (ha ha). I  figure if that airline will pay for the troops meals, somehow my airfare helps cover the cost. 

On to my card...the card base is 4.25 x 4.25
the cricut cut is from Create- a -critter 2, found on page 51. I cut it at 2.2. the colors are printed from the imagine - "Imagine more cards" cartridge. The red striped paper is from DCWV cut at 4.25 x 1.75.
the little tag is cut from my stash and I printed always remember with a teal colored gel pen.
The teal pearl and the blue and white striped twine is from Queen and Co., some of my goodies from the trunk show.  I used foam tape to pop up the hat.



challenges:
MOJO:sketch
Fantab: Memorial day
Pause Dream, Enjoy: use foam tape


Have a blessed evening,
Diana

Monday, May 27, 2013

Every Single Day ... remember


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I hope hope you all had a Happy Memorial Day !!!!



Earlier I made a post card for my Brother in, who law will officially be retiring from the Army June 1st.  
I made this post card to send to my uncle  who was wounded while serving our country. He saves every card I make him -- and this goes back a long time (I just love him) 
He is so much fun  and I always make sure I see him when I go back and visit the family
I used this photo to make the postcard.  I used PTI stampers select for the backing, because it is a weight of 110, very sturdy and great for stamping. I printed the photo on my Epson Artison. The stamped sentiment is from movers and shapers sentiment set. On the back I used Beautiful Blooms, just a single leaf and I went down the center with it using versamark black ink. I just drew the lines for the address, with a sharpie marker

Front



Back




Always remember!!

challenges:
MIM:AG
Inspire me Friday:AG
Sunday Funday:AG



Have a blessed day, Diana

Always Remember and be Grateful

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Happy Memorial Day everyone!!!!
I hope you all have a very blessed day


My Brother in law will officially be retiring from the Army June 1st,  although the ceremony was back in February.  I made this post card to send him. I already made and sent him a card
I made this photo into a postcard.  I used PTI stampers select for the backing, because it is a weight of 110 very sturdy and I could also stamp on it. I printed the photo on my Epson Artison. The stamped gratitude is from the Beautiful Blooms set in ripe avocado.
For the back. I just drew the lines, but  the middle divider is a rug from the PTI on my couch set.

Front

Back


Always remember!!

challenges:
MIM:AG
Inspire me Friday:AG
Sunday Funday:AG



Have a blessed day, Diana

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Creative Inspiration Paints-- inspired by:Anything goes (week two)


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This is week Two  of:
Inspired By: ANYTHING GOES

Here's some inspiration:

I started out with white tags and white ribbon



I painted all four tags varying colors of the sapphire and the buttercup ,
while they were drying, I painted  half the ribbon buttercup and the other half Sapphire



I embossed the black checker board stamped image in black on all the tags, to give them the consistency of a set.  For the Large image I embossed them with white, For the Alice tag I embossed her first and then painted over her. The effect is different than the others.




The embossing powder is super fine  and gives a very detailed image. The stamps I used were very detailed and the images came out beautifully.
I used Crafty Secrets "Greetings from Wonderland" and Stampendous " Wonderland."
The tag die is from PTI
the ribbon is from my stash.


A little tip:
I found that coffee filters work really well for many things, but especially for putting embossing powder  on small areas, I use two per color and the when you are done, you just either throw them away or make flowers out of them. I had so much fun with this project can you tell?
Art and crafting should be fun .













I hope you have enjoyed my project and will play along with this week's challenge!!
Remember you do not need to use CI Paints on your projects but if you have them we would LOVE to see how you used them!!
As always thanks for stopping by and
have a great and blessed week!

DIANA L.

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General Challenge Rules

Each week you will be given a challenge to find inspiration in/from what ever the challenge theme is... you can be as literal or abstract in your inspiration as you want....Just make sure you can tie it back to the theme! Challenge closes at 6:00pm Eastern on Saturday.
You will always be able to jump back to the current challenge by clicking the "Current Challenge" link in our sidebar. The rules can always be found by clicking the tab "Challenge Rules" at the top of the page.
You do not need to use the Creative Inspirations Paints in your project, however, if you do, tell us which colors you used, and your name will go in the drawing twice! Each month, one person will win 5 jars of paint in the colors of their choice. The winner will be randomly drawn from all the people who have played that month, so make sure to join in on our challenges each week!
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Challenges:







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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Papertrey May Blog Hop Challenge

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Good Morning friends,


I have a card I made using all PTI products, for my ink I used Ripe avocado. The flowers were stamped and then paper pieced. I like the simple effect this has, even though it took a long time with all the fussy cutting.
The stamp set I used is is called beautiful blooms.

This is a great color combination, the Canyon clay and the pure poppy are real close in saturation, the color is a bit hard to differentiate in the  photo. The pure poppy is the single petal on the pieced flower and the flower at the bottom..

Have a great and blessed Saturday. I hope you are all having a wonderful Memorial day weekend.  Keep in your prayers the service men and women, past present and future
Have a blessed day, Diana

Friday, May 24, 2013

Happy Memorial Day weekend

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This weeks  challenge at LSP is for you to make a  card,
project or layout, using red, white and Blue "

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




We had a beautiful Sunny day here yesterday. I had a  dinner to go to last night, so I started on this at 8:00am.  I ran out of dowels had to go to the craft store to buy more. While I was out I thought I might as well get a gym workout in.   I was running out of time other wise the hosts would have gotten 12 roses. Traffic was horrendous, normally it would take 10 minutes to get to where I was going for dinner, this time it took 45. That is what happens when you live in a tourist town and it is memorial weekend.
Happy memorial Weekend.
I love the holidays.



Click on the link above and play along with our "Red, White and Blue--challenge".

Supplies:
SVGCUTS.com: mom's garden gifts
Card stock- DCWV, nantucket, Coordinations
Brads: wr memories
Inkadinkadoo Sentiment stamp


Challenges:
Inspire me Friday AG
Sundy Funday: AG
Celebrate the occasion: Memorial day!
Decorate to celebrate: teacher gifts
crafty boots: celebrations






Have a blessed day, Diana


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Thursday, May 23, 2013

DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #110 SPLASH



                                                                                                      #110 challenge ends June4, 2013

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Hi Friends,
I hope your as excited  as I am about the new challenge. I think this one is so fun and with summer coming and memorial day weekend here, it is time to bring out the happy colors.


DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #110


THEME:   SPLASH


                                                                         
 Interpret the theme how you like, although splash refers to wet, let's see your wet projects.
For those that like margaritas, a splash of lime is probably a nice touch.

 

This DCWV glitter green card stock cut so beautiful in the cameo.

 
I finished the inside, because it is actually a card for my sister in law
The cut file is  is from the Fruity Fiesta svg cut file from SVGCUTS.com

I fell in love with this file as soon as I saw it.




The papers I used are AC card stock
DCWV glitter paper basic grey and my stash.
The sentiment is from Stampendous and the birthday stamp inside is also from stampendous
colored in with copic markers.






The challenge will be open until 11:59 PST  June 4, 2013.
3 entry limit



THE PRIZE:

6x6

12 sheets canvas corp
and

12 sheets Handmade (similar to this, colors may be different)

and


4 crocheted  flowers
and


10 yards red and white twine




CLICK HERE TO ENTER



Challenges:



Have a blessed day, Diana

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

WINNER of the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE # 109 flowers



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Good Afternoon Friends,

It is time for another challenge winner, I loved seeing all the flowers that were submitted,  this has been one fun challenge for me. I got to see so many beautiful entries. I get excited just thinking about the next challenge, so that I can enjoy all your creativity. You are going to love tomorrow's challenge.  I am off to meet with my knit wit friend's.





CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ENTRIES




CONGRATULATIONS to the winner of the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY #109 CHALLENGE.
There were 82  entries.  I use random.org -what ever comes up is what I go with. Everyone has the same chance. I would find it very hard to choose, because there are so many awesome projects. You are all so talented and I like all of you. I wish I could give each of you prize.  maybe someday, for now I will settle for one a month







I used  Random.org to select the winner and
The winner is: Julie O.
CONGRATULATION!!!! Julie O.
Please send me your e-mail so I can get your prize to you

You are going to love the pens Julie---Please let me know what machine you want them for and your choice of colors
Cricut
Silhouette
Eclipse
Pazzle

Metallic
Neon
Glitter
Pastel
 Thanks again to my wonderful spnsor Cri-Kits


Have a blessed day, Diana

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

YOUNG PUMA -Mountain Lion near our HOME


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Hi Friends, 

I thought I would just give you a heads up the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY challenge #109 ends in a few hours. OH !! and share some exciting  news


Last week we had a young mountain lion about a half a mile from our home.  Here is the article link (below). I wonder where the mother is?
Now when I walk out to the mail box, I will always wonder.  He was probably ready to leave home anyway.   It is still pretty living in the woods.  This would not be a reason I would move.  I was hoping to make a card with some sort of cat on it for this post


Cricut cartridge Create a critter 2, Paper: studio calico and paper printed from imagine. Ribbon my craft spot olive green,  trendy twine .


http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/localnews/ci_23257913/mountain-lion-trapped-santa-cruz-aqueduct



challenges:
My craft spot: ribbon and twine


Have a blessed evening, Diana

Monday, May 20, 2013

MOJO-BBTB2 and Fantab all in one


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Hi again Friends,

I Love When I get my MOJO on a Monday,





I used Hey diddle diddle-- I am really loving this cartridge. I have had it for so long and never used it and now I am really loving it.  There are so many cute images on it.  I must have gotten it at the time I was having all the imagine problems. My computer guy says he can fix anything with it now. I am really happy about that.


My nephew and his wife are expecting a little boy. I made this card to give them along with the heirloom afghans that I make for all family members and very very close friends (It is a special stitch I use that I call mine- even though I didn't make it up and it is easy).  It is my go to stitch for special occasions. Babies and weddings.

I hope you like my card-- and luckily the baby isn't due for another few months.  It takes me about three weeks to make the afghan.

Mojo: sketch
BBTB2- make something to give away
Fantabulous:welcome baby
Kraft Journal:celebrate
MIM:AG
Sunday Funday: AG
613 Ave:AG
scrappy frog:AG


Have a blessed day, Diana

Good Monday Morning--


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Good Morning Friends,
I hope you are all enjoying this beautiful weather.  Don't you just love when flowers are in bloom?


First that I have done what is called paper piecing that I know of.  I may have done this before but did not know this is what it was called or even. How intricate you can get it.

The paper I used for this is Indie Chick nutmeg by My Mind's Eye  and the stamp set is Beautiful Blooms by PTI. The Kraft card stock is also PTI. It was fun and I love how it came out.

Challenges:
Forever friends: AG
MIM:AG
Songbird : Flowers
simon says: Flower power
amusing: paper flowers
Stuck on you sketches: flowers

Have a blessed day.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Creative Inspiration Inspired by: Anything goes

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 ---------------------------------------------

This week's challenge is:
Inspired By: ANYTHING GOES

Here's some inspiration:

I started out with white tags and white ribbon



I painted all four tags varying colors of the sapphire and the buttercup ,
while they were drying, I painted  half the ribbon buttercup and the other half Sapphire



I embossed the black checker board stamped image in black on all the tags, to give them the consistency of a set.  For the Large image I embossed them with white, For the Alice tag I embossed her first and then painted over her. The effect is different than the others.




The embossing powder is super fine  and gives a very detailed image. The stamps I used were very detailed and the images came out beautifully.
I used Crafty Secrets "Greetings from Wonderland" and Stampendous " Wonderland."
The tag die is from PTI
the ribbon is from my stash.


A little tip:
I found that coffee filters work really well for many things, but especially for putting embossing powder  on small areas, I use two per color and the when you are done, you just either throw them away or make flowers out of them. I had so much fun with this project can you tell?
Art and crafting should be fun .













I hope you have enjoyed my project and will play along with this week's challenge!!
Remember you do not need to use CI Paints on your projects but if you have them we would LOVE to see how you used them!!
As always thanks for stopping by and
have a great and blessed week!

DIANA L.

CLICK HERE to play along
---------------------------------------
General Challenge Rules

Each week you will be given a challenge to find inspiration in/from what ever the challenge theme is... you can be as literal or abstract in your inspiration as you want....Just make sure you can tie it back to the theme! Challenge closes at 6:00pm Eastern on Saturday.
You will always be able to jump back to the current challenge by clicking the "Current Challenge" link in our sidebar. The rules can always be found by clicking the tab "Challenge Rules" at the top of the page.
You do not need to use the Creative Inspirations Paints in your project, however, if you do, tell us which colors you used, and your name will go in the drawing twice! Each month, one person will win 5 jars of paint in the colors of their choice. The winner will be randomly drawn from all the people who have played that month, so make sure to join in on our challenges each week!
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Challenges:
Altered Alice: CH#27
As a final tribute to the regularly scheduled challenges at Alice ,I wanted my piece to be happy  honoring  of all the hard work the designers do at their blog.
Moxie Fab:gift  tags
Sunday Funday: AG
MIM:AG
Eclecticelapu: AG
quirkycrafts:M&M must use paint
Fashionable stamping challenges.com:alter it






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