Monday, December 30, 2013

WINNERS of the Elf Antics LINKY Party

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Hi Friends,

We just got home from three days of celebrating another Christmas. This was Hopes farewell picture from last week, some of you may not have seen it, because of all the activities

We thought there would be more excitement about the Elf Antics Linky party, especially with Hope trying to get everyone excited.  We all realize it is a very busy time of year.  We decided that everyone who entered will win a prize. The biggest prize going to the one who entered the most fun and creative entries.  So please E-mail me your address and I will get the prizes out to each of you and thank you so much for entering. Please notify me by January 6th to claim your prize.

Have a blessed day, Diana



Thursday, December 26, 2013

Another present wrapped and ready for the 2nd Christmas

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Hi Friends, Me again

Still working on those gifts and more stuff.
 I used some Hallmark paper and then tied twine around it  and made my cute little tag form basic white card stock using a PTI tag die and some PTI paper strips I embossed it with the to: from: using my new Christmas present the vagabond. This will do the trick.

I may be back a couple of more times before the night is over to show you what I am up to.


Hope you enjoy.

Have a blessed night, Diana

Take out box packaging.

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Hi Friends,

This turned out to be one of my easiest packaging for gifts by far, of course it is small. It can handle a necklace or earrings or two chocolate truffles. I used the PTI take out box die and Bo Bunny card stock, score tape to hold it together and some burgundy organza ribbon. Now that is a wrap.


Do you like it?
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com/2013/12/anything-goes-double-wrap-it-upnew.html

Have a blessed day, Diana

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The Christmas challenge #123 has been extended to Dec 31.  If you did not get a chance to participate, now is the time. You could even take pictures of your crafty gifts that you got for Christmas, so we can all see.



I used the 12 days of Christmas card stock from G-45 and coredinations paper. The embellishments are skittles.



Here is one of my crafty items that I got from me to me.  As long as we have power I can use it if not I have my big kick to fall back on.



Have fun Linking up.

3 entry limit

Have a blessed day Diana


Packaging-

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Hi Friends,
Happy boxing day, or feast of St Stephen, or day after Christmas or December 26 - Hey just be happy.

I made a large batch of spiced nuts. For the nuts I used my favorites, Pecans, cashews and almonds. This is how I packed them and gave them to the neighbors. These were quick gifts. The toppers were all made with PTI papers scarlet jewel, Holiday prints vintage cream and basic white I used punches for the label. I threw in the chocolates for good measure and I scored these cute little plates on Christmas Eve.




I wrote on there with a Sharpie - oh my ....
I can not believe I am still wrapping gifts.  We have another Christmas this weekend. I am hoping to be finished today.  If not there is always Friday.

Have a blessed day, Diana

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas and Hopes farewell

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Hi Friends,

I hope you are all enjoying your Christmas.  I just have a few more things to share.  I was really busy yesterday.  I got up early went to the post office, grocery shopping, hit 6 different stores dropped gifts off to some friends  and then got home to start cooking and baking.


We went to the late service and got home around 12:30 am. That is why I am posting this right now.



Hope was my present and I enjoyed her visit, but it is time for her to go.





 Hope found a few things she really liked, while we were shopping. Like these kitchen towels, any guesses why she liked them so much?


She also liked these, this was a present I received, but she claimed them as hers. I know I don't have to tell you why. It is pretty obvious by now.



Then again, she was such a good little elf,I gave her a tree all her own. 

That concludes Hopes visit. 
Blessings to all of you on this blessed Christmas day, Diana


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Hope Day #24

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Happy Christmas Eve Day Morning, my  friends,

Hope has one more door to check out tomorrow and that is it. Wish her farewell she may not be back next year. I did love having her here and I hope you did to, time will tell if she comes back



There is a purple spotted mini pony beany baby in there, I can see it.


I will be doing the last minute baked gifts and spiced nuts-- ooops --I shouldn't be saying, now some of you will know what you are getting.  Well I know I have been showing this advent calendar quite a bit, but that is what it is about and it took a lot of woman hours to make. So,  I really wanted to share, share, share. Plus Hope was really having fun with it.

Challenges:
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Have a blessed day, Diana

Monday, December 23, 2013

Hope Day #23

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Hi Friends,

Hope was really slacking today, so here she is now, with door #23



What a fun door, I wonder what is in there.  Check out this building I loved making this I used DCWV homemade Christmas stack and AC card stock in white lots of it.  



You will have to come back tomorrow to see day #24, it is separate, it is a little building all on its own.

Go get those presents wrapped now.

Have a blessed evening, Diana

Happy Monday

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Hi Friends,

Are you Happy?  Two more days and Christmas will be here.Hope will be around later she had Santa stuff to do. I needed to use this Christmas paper, because it has been sitting here looking at me for nearly a month so I thought I would make a card and share it with you.


Supplies:
Base PTI classic kraft and vintage cream 
Graphics 45 12 days of Christmas and 
a strip of coredinations green
white gel pen for stitching 
the flagged banner borders (119) are also from G-45

challenges:
graphics 45


Have a blessed day, Diana

Sunday, December 22, 2013

HAND MADE BAG.

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Hi Friends,

So I needed a bag for a gift the other day. This is what I came up with, I was running late so  I did not get a photograph of it with the gift in it and all the tissue hanging out, but it is still cool.

I used some TH Christmas card stock that I got after Christmas last year for a really really reasonable price-- I mean super cheap. I think it was three bucks for the 12x12 pad.


I need to make some more things tonight and will post probably after Christmas because otherwise some of you may see them.


 This is from the SVGcuts.com Happy Holiday kit which is free, if you do not have a silhouette, download this file anyway, you may be getting one for Christmas. This is an awesome kit and you can make these bags for any occasion just switch out the paper. I threaded some beautiful burgundy organza ribbon through reinforced holes.


I just love how this came out. Super easy. six pieces.
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Have a blessed evening, Diana

HOPE DAY #22 and a photo op with a friend

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Hi Friends,

Hope is being coy today, but she wanted to show you that it is Day 22 or December 22nd and let you all know you this is the time to relax and take some well deserved time for yourself.  She thinks a massage , a manicure or a pedicure would be nice. A nice hot bath would do the trick to, just to take a break from all the rushing around and enjoy some quiet time with you.



She met my friend Kim and the other day at the women's Christmas tea, and they hit it off real well so she wanted to go to the luncheon with me and got to spend some time with Kim.  Of course, she loved that Kim was wearing the red scarf and just had to have her picture taken with her. Don't they just look like such good friends?


Have a blessed day, Diana

Saturday, December 21, 2013

BIG SALE At My ETSY store

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Hi Friends,

I just thought I would share this with you all, as this is the first time I have done this.  I would love for you to come visit, even if it is for a little while. I know we are all busy this time of year.
I am having a sale at my ETSY store beginning at 7:00 pm PST on December 21-12. This does not apply to special orders.



Click on the link and off you go. I have just listed some new items.  I have quite a few of these re-useable post-a -note holders. Everything in my shop is on sale,


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Thanks for stopping by, I would love for you to leave me a comment letting me know what you thought of the sale.

Have a blessed evening, Diana

Hope Day #21 and more decorations.

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Hi Friends, I hope this finds you relaxed and at peace with the last few days leading up to the Christmas Holiday.

Here is Hope mingling with some more decorations. She is so Miss congeniality



 Day #21 She has been pretty good for the most part and not peeking in too many of the doors. Doesn't she have the sweetest face?


Thanks for stopping by to check  out what Hope is up to .  I just finished my Christmas cards this morning and I am now going to do the fun thing, clean the house. I know you all love it too.

Happy crafting and have a blessed day, Diana

Friday, December 20, 2013

Gift packaging and recycling

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Hi my Friends,

I hope you are all done with your Shopping. I am so behind this year I can not believe it, but it does not matter I am enjoying each day.  Hope has been a lot of fun and has kept me pretty busy, but I am enjoying having her around.  I wanted to do some fun packaging and recycling. The funny thing is I forgot to put something inside this box before I sealed it up. Doesn't that make for a fun white elephant gift? NOTHING!
The packaging is pretty I used an empty laughing cow container and used the basic shapes on the imagine to cut & print patterns from "Snow Angel" Cricut imagine cartridge and this is what I came up with.


 The sentiment on the box is from My craft spot "Tasty Treats"  


  and the sentiment on my tag is from Docerela creations "Spa Time"

I also added some  crystal and waterfall stickles for some bling and the ribbon is from my stash.
I hope you like my projects I am entering them into the following challenges.





Have a safe and blessed day,Diana

Hope Day #20 and a Christmas tree


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Good Morning Friends,

It is almost here are you getting excited?
Hope is she has really enjoyed her visit with us.  She is really just everywhere.


She is a real poser, here she is mingling with some presents


If you are enjoying Hopes visit let her know or she may not come back next year.

Have a great and blessed Day, Diana

Thursday, December 19, 2013

DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #123

WEEK NUMBER 2

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Hi Friends,
Welcome to the DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge #123  Christmas 
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DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #123

THEME:  Christmas




 
I used the DCWV card stock stack  home made Christmas, the same stack I used for the Advent calendar


We went to a dinner party the other night and this was the hostess gift I took. I could not post it earlier, just in case. I liked it so much, I made another one with coredinations card stock for the tree and the accents are from Graphics 45 "12 days of Christmas".  My friend Carri, A Busy Bee, sent me her newest release of skittles, her black Friday release- fun colors, Rudolf red Grinch green and frosty white so I added them to the tree and I think they give it a more festive look.


 I will be making a few more of these  for some gifts.  They go together fairly easy the, choosing the paper is the fun part.  I used a different color base for each layer of the tree and and also different patterns for the accents.  The file I used is Spirits of Christmas past from SVGCUTS.com




The challenge will be open until 11:55 PST  December 24, 2013.
3 entry limit ALSO PLEASE leave a comment. 



THE PRIZE:

6x6 paper pad
a pack of skittles


challenges:


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Have a blessed day, Diana


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Hope Day #19



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Hi Friends,

Before I show you the count down picture I thought I would share Hope mingling with some Christmas decorations.



Here is Hope doing the countdown.  Day #19 getting closer.
 Are you finished with your Christmas shopping?




She is being shy today, it must be from all the excitement yesterday.



Have a blessed day, Diana



Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Hope Day #18


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Hi Friends,


Here is Hope doing the countdown.  After the luncheon yesterday we went done to the stable to see the miniature donkeys that my friend Carrie owns. She hosted the luncheon




Check her out here she is wondering what that is behind her.



Then she realizes it is a miniature donkey




This one is Ellie, she was the most friendly or curious, They were all very sweet.






and wants to ride them, unfortunately she could not stay on and fell off. I didn't want her to get stepped on so we gave up on that idea.


Have a blessed day, Diana



Tuesday, December 17, 2013

HOPE DAY #17

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Hi Friends,

I have been gone all day for a fun brunch with lots of friends, Hope went with me I will post those later or tomorrow.  I also got a much needed gym work out in.
Here is Hope doing the countdown.



Have a blessed day, Diana

Monday, December 16, 2013

Happy Monday and a MOJO- Hope day 16 and Hope in a tree

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Hi Friends,

It has been a couple of weeks since I did a MOJO.  Because of traveling and the cold season. Yes, I caught a cold twice, one in Michigan and then one at the beginning of December.  It is still lingering and has put me a bit behind. Hopefully I will be all caught up by Friday.


Here is the sketch for this weeks challenge:




 I used I believe bu My Minds Eye, I bought this at the end of the season last year. I am going to try to use it up in the next couple of days making all kinds of cards and treat boxes. I used the Verve die for the banner a cut above "Banner bundle die set" The joy is also from the kit and the sentiment is from Stampabilities.
Versa mark onyx black ink the twine is from my Etsy store.





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Have a blessed day, Diana

Sunday, December 15, 2013

HOPE DAY # 15-- a chance to WIN a SILHOUETTE CAMEO

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Hi Friends,

I hope you are all at peace with the Christmas Season and enjoying your time with family and friends.
Hope was looking for some new boots. She realized these were too big.  Aren't they cute though?



Challenges:




Can you believe it ? 10 more days to go.



Have a blessed day, Diana

Creative Inspirations Paint Inspired by: Anything goes



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This week's challenge is:
Inspired By: Anything Goes

Hi  Everyone, It is my design day at Creative inspirations paint
  with today's inspiration challenge for you:


Here's some inspiration:


I just love how this embossing powder sparkles


Here is a  close up for you.


Creative inspiration  Products used:


Deliquesce Super sparkle green 



Deliquesce super sparkle gold

The stamp set I used is dainty doilies from the Alley way stamps. The To: and From: is from my stash



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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http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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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.
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