Monday, June 30, 2014

Happy Monday!!


CLICK HERE for the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY JUNE Linky  CHALLENGE (ends today)
CLICK HERE for the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY#135 "Patriotic" CHALLENGE

CLICK HERE for the BBTB2 challenge-"Fourth of July " challenge post




Good Morning Friends,


Are you ready for the fourth?  Can you believe it is here already? 
Experimenting here with masking with die cuts.

Inks CTMH
Cranberry, honey, topiary, Hollyhock 
PTI chocolate

Stamp set and die PTI happiness in bloom
Card stock Harvest gold and stampers select white.

I love how this came out...



Have a blessed day, Diana

Bitten By The Bug 2 "Fourth of July" challenge


CLICK HERE for the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY JUNE Linky  CHALLENGE (ends today)
CLICK HERE for the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY#135 "Patriotic" CHALLENGE

CLICK HERE for the BBTB2 challenge-"Fourth of July " challenge post



Hi Friends,
Welcome to the BBTB2 challenge. Our DT sister Michelle chose the challenge this week, she has challenged us to create a card, layout or project for "Fourth of July". How fun is that?  I love the patriotic Holidays, red white and Blue and 3-D projects and that is what I have created for this challenge.












Now that you have seen my project here, go over to the BBTB2 challenge blog check out what my talented DT sisters have created to inspire you. Then, go create a "Fourth of July" project  and link up your own  card, project or layout.


Artiste

If you don't have the Cricut cartridge "Artbooking" and you would like to order it Please order it from my online close to my heart store.

CLICK HERE to order


Supplies used.

Cricut cartridge Artbooking
Artiste
Authentique Designer paper" Anchored"


CLICK HERE to enter the BBTB2 challenge

Challenges:
FCC- Anything goes
Pumpkin spice-Red white and blue



Have a blessed day, looking forward to see what you create. Diana




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Thursday, June 26, 2014

DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY #135 "PATRIOTIC" CHALLENGE

CLICK HERE for the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY JUNE LINKY  CHALLENGE

CLICK HERE to see the "Precious card"
CLICK HERE for the BBTB2 challenge-"Summer fun" challenge post



Hi Friends, 
Welcome to  the  

DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #135


THEME:
 Patriotic (anything Patriotic)




 I had a cloud laying on my work area so I just added it behind the tree.




I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with.




The challenge will open at 9:00 am June 26, 2014 and
 will be open until 11:55 pm PST  July 8, 2014.


Prize:

from my wonderful sponsor




Thank you Mary & Leo




Challenges:


Don't you just love Patriotic themes?  I am loving these box cards ?


Have a blessed day, Diana

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Winner of the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY Masculine Challenge #134

CLICK HERE for the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY JUNE Linky  CHALLENGE

CLICK HERE to see the "Precious card"
CLICK HERE for the BBTB2 challenge-"Summer Fun" challenge post





Good Morning Friends,

The winner of the #134  DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY "Masculine challenge is....





First of all,  I loved seeing all the  cards and projects  that were submitted for the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY masculine challenge  #134, you all did a great job.   It was so nice to see so many creative projects in one spot. I was honored to have them on my blog. Thursday begins challenge #135.  Mr. Linky will be waiting for you at 9:00 am. on Thursday. Hint: there is another special day coming up!!

The winner  of #134 gets : $20.00 gift certificate from my wonderful sponsor
Click here to go to Perfect layers


Click here to see the entries.



CONGRATULATIONS to the winner of the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY #134 CHALLENGE.
There were -67--entries.






I used  Random.org to select the winner and
The winner is: # Indy

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!Indy

Please send me an e-mail, with your choices and address, if necessary, so I can get your prize to you or the info to my sponsor.

My contact information is at the top of my blog


Have a blessed day, Diana



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PTI June Blog hop

CLICK HERE for the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY JUNE Linky  CHALLENGE
CLICK HERE for the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY#134 "Masculine" CHALLENGE
CLICK HERE to see the "Precious card"
CLICK HERE for the BBTB2 challenge-"Summer Fun" challenge post



Hi Friends,
 Happy hump day! I hope your week is going well.
I went with the sketch with the banner and sentiment above it. My cardstock colors are in order left to right, raspberry fizz, spring rain, harvest gold, tropical teal and hibiscus burst. My sentiment wishing you well is from PTI Asian Fusion using versa mark onyx black  ink. The gold trim at the top is from my DianaLarson.ctmh.com



Challenges:



Have a blessed day, Diana

Monday, June 23, 2014

Happy Monday


CLICK HERE for the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY JUNE Linky  CHALLENGE
CLICK HERE for the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY#134 "Masculine" CHALLENGE
CLICK HERE to see the "Precious card"
CLICK HERE for the BBTB2 challenge-"Summer Fun" challenge post


Hi Friends,

I am hoping you are going to have a wonderful week. Summer is here now and as of yesterday the days are starting to get shorter

I had my vellum out since last week so I am using it up although the spellbinders image I have had for quite awhile along with the world. It worked perfect for this card.

You are my world...


supplies:
spellbinders
Cricut give a hoot
AC cardstock
PTI classic kraft card stock and ink
autumn prints
ribbon My craft spot

Challenges:
http://avenue613.blogspot.com/2014/06/challenge-77-anything-goes-woptional.html

Have a blessed day, Diana

BBTB2 challenge "Summer Fun"

CLICK HERE for the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY JUNE Linky  CHALLENGE
CLICK HERE for the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY#134 "Masculine" CHALLENGE
CLICK HERE to see the "Precious card"
CLICK HERE for the BBTB2 challenge-"Summertime Fun " challenge post



Hi Friends,
Welcome to the BBTB2 challenge. Our DT sister Melanie chose the challenge this week, she has challenged us to create a card, layout or project for "Summer fun". I don't normally do layouts, but I recently acquired the Cricut "Artbooking" cartridge and this cartridge makes it so easy - Don't you just love how my layout came out?  All I did was follow the page elements and cut everything at the same size (ratio - to each other). I did add some highlights to the title and some goggles and a water tube turtle. I am not quite sure what you call it, but I thought it was super cute. Thank you so much Melanie, this was a fun challenge for me.


Here is a little tutorial of how I did my tree...


I cut the tree and the leaves out of the same color cardstock. then I colored the layer that would be on the bottom darker. I used the CTMH topiary marker.


I pop dotted it on top of the lighter leaves on top of the tree and offset it to give it more dimension


 I used CTMH chocolate ink and inked the edges of the tree.  These are both very subtle, but give an added element to the design.



Now that you have seen my project here, go over to the BBTB2 challenge blog check out what my talented DT sisters have created to inspire you. Then, go create a "Summer Fun" project  and link up your own  card, project or layout.


If you don't have the Cricut cartridge "Artbooking" and you would like to order it Please order it from my online close to my heart store.


CLICK HERE to order


Supplies used.

AC cardstock grey for background
Cricut cartridge Artbooking
CTMH Topiary marker
CTMH chocolate ink
Coredinations for the title and the tree
scraps



CLICK HERE to enter the BBTB2 challenge

Challenges:



Have a blessed day, looking forward to see what you create. Diana




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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Praying for you

CLICK HERE for the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY JUNE Linky  CHALLENGE
CLICK HERE for the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY#134 "Masculine" CHALLENGE
CLICK HERE to see the "Precious card"
CLICK HERE for the BBTB2 challenge-"Graduation " challenge post


Hi Friends,

I know I will be needing some of these cards to send out, but I also wanted to have some for my Etsy store and for the show coming. So I will make many more of these also for the upcoming Link Up For Pink.

Here is how I did it:
 I followed the MOJO sketch --


 Here is a close up of the tie dyed ribbon




I used the elegant edges image from page 44 the oblong icon,then to that I added a piece of embossed and stamped on PTI vintage cream card stock. The embossing folder is from the Cuttlebug Asian bundle and the chalk is inkadinkadoo, the stamp is Ruby reprise (PTI) with Jenni Bowlin bubble gum ink.  I cut out a circle and stamped praying for you (VERVE: love it). With CTMH hollyhock marker pen I made faux stitch marks. I added the Tim Holtz ribbon and then topped it off with a tie died Ribbon die from PTI.
I love how the card came out.

challenges:
http://mojomonday.blogspot.co.nz/2014/06/mojo-monday-350.html
http://craftspotbykimberly.blogspot.com/2014/06/monday-challenge-140-fancy-edges.html
http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com/2014/06/challenge-12-add-texture.html
http://littlescrappieces.blogspot.com/2014/06/show-it-off-saturday-linky-party.html






Have a blessed day, Diana

Thursday, June 19, 2014

WEEK #2 DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY #134 "MASCULINE" CHALLENGE

CLICK HERE for the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY JUNE Linky  CHALLENGE
CLICK HERE for the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY#134 "Masculine" CHALLENGE
CLICK HERE to see the "Precious card"
CLICK HERE for the BBTB2 challenge-"Graduation " challenge post




Hi Friends, 

Welcome to  week  #2 of the  



DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #134


THEME:
 MASCULINE

I even have a video for you




If you get the perfect layers they work best when you cut on the right side  and go all the way around in that same direction.  If you are left handed I would think ( I'm not sure) they might work best cutting on the left and going around that way.


CTMH_stamp set:
ink saddle, and desert sand
colonial white card stock
DCWV guy stack
perfect layers:




I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with.





The challenge will open at 9:00 am June 12, 2014 and

 will be open until 11:55 pm PST  June 24, 2014.



Prize:
from my wonderful sponsor




$20.00 gift certificate to perfect layers 



Challenges:


Have a blessed day, Diana


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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Just because-- it means so much

CLICK HERE for the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY JUNE Linky  CHALLENGE
CLICK HERE for the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY#134 "Masculine" CHALLENGE
CLICK HERE to see the "Precious card"
CLICK HERE for the BBTB2 challenge-"Graduation " challenge post




Hi Friends,

"Just because", is something that really makes a persons heart happy (at least it does mine). Don't you just love it when someone comes by to see you  and they say "I was in the neighborhood and I thought I would stop in "just because"-- or someone buys you a special gift for no reason, that is just because.  How about a card in the mail " just because"?  Well if you said yes to any of these, then that is why I made this card "just because"-- It made me happy

My honey comb background is from a Darice embossing folder and I used vintage cream card stock and then chalked over the top with inkadinkadoo chalks. The stamp set I used is delicate wings, petite perks with slate ink for the dragonflies and terracotta tile for the butterflies. The die cut image of the bee is from imagine more (IC cricut cartridge), which I used creme brulee ink like watercolor to color the body of the bee. The patterned piece of paper to the left is from Basic Grey Lucille 6 X 6 paper pack. Love these enamel dots my friend Carri (abusybee)  makes skittles and decided to try her hand at these enamel dots. I used 2 clear ones and one yellow one, they remind me of dew drops or in this case, honey drops. I adhered them with CTMH liquid glass, it worked perfectly My other friend Karen ( Little scrap pieces) makes this  awesome crinkle ribbon, which she does not sell and the only way you can get it, is to enter her challenges.  That is how I got mine, I won!!! I got 8 skeins of her latest colors and this yellow was one of them. Isn't it gorgeous?


 the "Just because" is from PTI Asian Fusion.


The sketch I used was from Fantabulous cricut blog I took artistic license  and added the beautiful ribbon at the top.



Challenges
http://littlescrappieces.blogspot.com/2014/06/click-to-view-in-external-page.html
http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.com/2014/06/challenge-170-things-with-wings.html
http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/2014/06/challenge-215-sketch-challenge.html
http://www.3girljam.blogspot.com/2014/05/june-2014-challenge-summer-fun.html
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com/2014/06/favorite-holidays-blog-hop.html

http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.com/2014/06/3-or-more-layers.html
http://avenue613.blogspot.com/2014/06/challenge-76-anything-goesoptional.html
http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/2014/06/challenge-137-anything-goes.html



Have a blessed day, Diana

Monday, June 16, 2014

HAPPY MONDAY!!!

CLICK HERE for the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY JUNE Linky  CHALLENGE
CLICK HERE for the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY#134 "Masculine" CHALLENGE
CLICK HERE to see the "Precious card"
CLICK HERE for the BBTB2 challenge-"Graduation " challenge post


Hi Friends,

I hope you are all ready for the summer!! It looks like most of the schools in our area are out for the summer and it is definitely tourist season.

I made this funny cheery happy card and a thank you.  I just got the evolution advanced and I have not yet used the letterpress kit that came with it, but I have been using the embossing part of it. Here is and example with this embossing and I used chalk on the background and then stamped on top of it. Melissa Philips does a great video of this. I used the Happiness in bloom stamp set and the sentiment is from Asian fusion and all the cardstock is PTI.


These are some pretty lively colors, I inked around the vellum and the button is tie dyed from last week, too cute to throw out so added it to this card. The sequins are from CTMH.


Have a blessed day, Diana

BBTB2- "Graduation" challenge

CLICK HERE for the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY JUNE Linky  CHALLENGE
CLICK HERE for the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY#134 "Masculine" CHALLENGE
CLICK HERE to see the "Precious card"
CLICK HERE for the BBTB2 challenge-"Graduation " challenge post




Hi Friends,
Our DT sister Mayra chose the challenge this week, she has challenged us to create a  card, layout or project for a Graduation. All our graduations are over for now, but this was still really fun to make.  For the congrats I used the CTMH hopscotch alphabet stamp set, I thought it was a nice contrast with the foil script lettering and went well with the key images I chose for the bottom. I used CTMH saddle ink. I cut the key and the square shape with the ticket notched corners from the Art Philosophy cartridge. I also inked the edges of the key and pop dotted it up so it would stand out against the background. I also used the perfect layers to get the 1/8 of an inch matting around all the pieces that have the 1/8 inch.



Now that you have seen my project here, go over to the BBTB2 challenge blog check out what my talented DT sisters have created to inspire you. Then, go create a "Graduation" project and link up your own card, project or layout.

Supplies used.

CTMH hopscotch stamp set for the lettering
Art Philosophy cartridge
Ecru colored card stock
saddle ink  (CTMH)
DCWV trade winds




CLICK HERE to enter the BBTB2 challenge

Challenges:
http://pumpkinspiceblog.blogspot.com/2014/06/challenge-76-masculine.html



Have a blessed day, looking forward to see what you create. Diana




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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Retiring? what and when

CLICK HERE for the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY JUNE Linky  CHALLENGE

CLICK HERE to see the "Precious card"
CLICK HERE for the BBTB2 challenge-"Fathers day" challenge post



Hi Friends,

I thought I would share these awesome deals with you, as it is the middle of the month. I wouldn't want you to say I didn't tell you about them.


 CLICK HERE for the info on the $30  promotion-- for products worth anywhere from $50 -$65





Don't forget the Stamp of the month for only $5 with a qualifying purchase


Click here for the stamp of the month  This stamp set coordinates with Art Philosophy
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I thought I would give you a heads up on the products that will be retiring from my Close To My Heart store.
July 31 st they are gone they will not be in the while supplies last section from what I am hearing.

 CLICK HERE for the list.  There are so many I could not even post- There are some really super stamps sets that will be gone for good and ink colors 

Have a blessed day Diana

Friday, June 13, 2014

Mr. & Mrs.

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CLICK HERE to see the "Precious card"
CLICK HERE for the BBTB2 challenge-"Fathers day" challenge post



Hi Everyone,


It is that time of year when a lot of weddings are happening, so I thought I would get a card made. I think this one could be used for wedding or anniversary.  I think it depends on the couple also. Here it  is I used the Mojo sketch and I am also entering this in a few challenges.



My base is AC card stock it is 5 x 5
I used canvas corp for the card stock and the scalloped circle is cut from my imagine and I inked the edges. I stamped the Mr. and Mrs. on the CC card stock and then trimmed it. I used an MS punch f or the edging.
I also flipped the sketch and used the perfect layers layering tool to square everything up.


Challenges:
MOJO": sketch
DCD black and another color
Docerela creations: Anything goes

Have a blessed day, Diana

Winner of the DL.ART MAY LINKY CHALLENGE

CLICK HERE for the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY JUNE Linky  CHALLENGE

CLICK HERE to see the "Precious card"
CLICK HERE for the BBTB2 challenge-"Fathers day" challenge post
CLICK HERE for the DL.ART Challenge #134 "Masculine"



Good Day Friends,

It was a super fun linky party. I loved seeing what you all made. 
 I have some good news because, random .org just picked a winner!!!! 




drum roll........



CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ENTRIES




CONGRATULATIONS to the winner of the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY February LINKY CHALLENGE.
There were 361  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 would like to congratulate #181







The winner is:
CONGRATULATION!!!! AJ
Please  send me your e-mail address so I can get your prize to you. My contact information is at the top of the blog


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Have a blessed day, Diana




Thursday, June 12, 2014

DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #134 "MASCULINE"

CLICK HERE for the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY JUNE Linky  CHALLENGE

CLICK HERE to see the "Precious card"
CLICK HERE for the BBTB2 challenge-"Fathers day" challenge post




Hi Friends, 

Welcome to  the  



DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #134


THEME:
 MASCULINE ( baby boy,  child, teenager or man)

I even have a video for you




If you get the perfect layers they work best when you cut on the right side  and go all the way around in that same direction.  If you are left handed I would think ( I'm not sure) they might work best cutting on the left and going around that way.


CTMH_stamp set:
ink saddle, and desert sand
colonial white card stock
DCWV guy stack
perfect layers:




I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with.





The challenge will open at 9:00 am June 12, 2014 and

 will be open until 11:55 pm PST  June 24, 2014.



Prize:
from my wonderful sponsor




$20.00 gift certificate to perfect layers 



Challenges:
http://www.creativetimeforme.com/2014/06/designer-challenge-masculine-theme.html
http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/2014/06/challenge-136-anything-goes.html
http://www.craftindesertdivas.com/2014/06/craft-it-up-link-it-up-favorite-color.html

http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/challenge-20.html
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2014/06/challenge-108-2nd-week-inspiration.html
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2014/06/challenge-325-so-macho.html
http://milkcoffeechallenge.blogspot.com/2014/06/for-dadspecial-male-challenge.html
http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.co.uk/

http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.com/2014/06/dtbst-233-its-all-about-man.html
http://littlescrappieces.blogspot.com/2014/06/thanks-and-winner-show-it-off-saturday_8.html
http://7kidschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2014/06/challenge-101-anything-goes-with.html
http://frillyandfunkie.blogspot.com/2014/06/for-all-our-fathers.html
http://hobbybookdesignerchallenge.blogspot.com/2014/06/for-dadmale-creations-challenge.html






Have a blessed day, Diana


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