Friday, October 24, 2014

Disney Blog Hop for Rett Syndrom Awareness

CLICK HERE  for a chance to win a $50.00 American Express Gift card and
to see the entries for Round #3 of my follower giveaway

Happy Saturday
Welcome to this year's Blog Hop for...
Rett Syndrome Awareness

In this hop we will be showing you many Disney themed projects while sharing with you about
Rett Syndrome.
If you have just stopped by my blog to visit with me, thank you and welcome, but please start at the beginning of the hop with our
Hostess, Robin from
We would not want you to miss any of these wonderful projects.

So, grab yourself a Latte', sit back and hop along with us as we share our projects with you.

 October is Rett Syndrome Awareness Month, so I wanted to help get the word out and what better way to do that than with a blog hop.
Rett Syndrome strikes without warning. A girl with Rett Syndrome usually starts out as a happy and healthy baby. Then something goes terribly wrong. She loses the ability to speak, she can't use her hands to play with toys, or to even feed herself, and she may lose the ability to walk. 
Despite their physical disabilities, girls with Rett Syndrome are believed to be functioning mentally at a much higher level than previously thought.   
Rett Syndrome is caused by a mutation of the MECP2  gene on the X chromosome.  
Rett Syndrome is found in all racial and ethnic groups throughout the world, and in every socioeconomic class.  
Rett  Syndrome affects in 15,000 female births.  

*Symptoms of Rett Syndrome...

Rett Syndrome is a genetic neurological disorder that affects girls between 6 and 18 months of age. This regressive disease leads to lifelong handicaps, including loss of speech and voluntary muscle control, and is often misdiagnosed as Cerebral Palsy or Autism. Symptoms range from mild to severe, and almost always include...
*Developmental Regression or Plateau
*Near constant hand clasping or wringing
*Severe communication impairment
*Breathing problems
*Digestive issues
*Floppy arms and legs
*If able to walk, then with a shaky, unsteady gait, or toe-walking. But most do end up using a wheelchair for the most part.
*Slowing head growth
*Abnormal sleep patterns
*Transient loss of social engagement
*Poor circulation that can lead to cold and bluish arms and legs
Many individuals with Rett Syndrome live well into adulthood, although there are some that do not get that chance and end up losing their battle to Rett Syndrome at a very early age.
Most people including Doctors are not aware of Rett Syndrome, so, please help me get the word out about Rett Syndrome and hopefully the more that know the faster we can help in finding a cure.

For more information you can visit...

Now, are you ready for some blog candy???  
We have a several wonderful and generous sponsors today...

1.  Lucy Kelleher
with Close to My Heart
$10 gift certificate for Close to My Heart products with Lucy 

Close To My Heart
2.  Dee's Delights Store
$20 Gift Certificate for Dee's Store

3. Heather Stafford with...
Gemini Red Creations
A floating locket and your choice of two floating charms 


4.  Diana Larson with
$10 Gift Certificate for DLART Store

5.  Robin Lane with
A Collection of Snap Products by Simple Stories. 
Everything you need to put together your Disney memories.
The kit comes with an Album, a pack of Insta Pocket Pages, 
"Say Cheese" Journal Kit, and the "Say Cheese" Snap Pack.  

Without further ado...Our Disney Projects.

Here is what I came up with .

I used the Cricut cartridge Disney classics along with crafty Secrets  and Stampendous stamps. I cut Alice at 4.5 inches, the Designer paper I used for Alice came from the imagine cartridge, hey diddle diddle. Some of the pieces were so small I could not find them. I colored in the eyes and the lips, I think the lips could have been bigger, but I thought I would leave well enough alone after all I did not want her to look like a clown. The background paper is from  K & Company. The inks are versamark onyx black and CTMH Pixie.  I hope you like my fun whimsical card.

Be sure to head on over to....Ashley W.
for your next stop and see her wonderful project that she has made to share with you today.

If you get lost along the way here is the entire lineup for today's Blog Hop.

5. Dees-Deelights ~

7. Miranda ~

9.  Annemarie's Art  ~

10.  Scrappin Madge ~


13.  Ashley W  ~ next stop

Thank you for hopping along with us today, I hope that you have learned something about Rett Syndrome and that you will help spread the word so that we can make as many people aware of this as possible. I also hope that we have inspired you to get your craft on.

Have a blessed day, Diana

Breast Cancer Awareness Post #8 and Giveaway

CLICK HERE  for a chance to win a $50.00 American Express Gift card and
to see the entries for Round #3 of my follower giveaway

Good Morning Friends,

It is October and you know what that means, BCA, I will be posting breast cancer awareness cards throughout the month. I have had a lot of friends and relatives that have had breast cancer, some have died some have survived. I really want to encourage everyone to get checked.  I had a male cousin die of this at the age of 42. 

Here is how the giveaway will work
1. Leave a comment on all the BCA posts 
2. I will randomly pick 1 post NOVEMBER 1
3. From that post I will randomly pick 1 comment 
4. What you will receive. all the BCA cards with envelopes that I made for each post and a $10.00 Starbucks gift card. 

This is a  6 X 6 card

Rub on
DP: Ana Griffin blends, DCWV AC cardstock
ribbon stash


Have a blessed day, Diana

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Faux Stained Glass

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to see the entries for Round #3 of my follower giveaway

Hi Friends,

I haven't made a card from a mojo sketch in a while, but thought I would. I used the classy doily stamp from CTMH on acetate colored it in with ShinHan markers, the added it on top of 3 layers of Artiste cut doilies to add depth . The sentiment is from Embroiders blooms and the bas card stock is PTI pure black. I really like how this came out. What do you think?

Sorry I have been  missing. I was visiting family and being support for my family and  grand nephew who was born on October 2. He is 3 weeks old and has had two open heart surgeries. While I was there, I got to meet him, I massaged his little feet. I will share some photos later.


Have a blessed day, Diana