Monday, February 28, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut card Challenge #49

I made this shaped card for my nephews 11th birthday, then I realized there was a challenge for shaped cards over at FCCB  http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/2011/02/challenge-me-monday-49.html
so this is being entered into that challenge. This card was so fun to make. I cut all the images including the card base at 5 1/4. I used American Crafts card stock.  I used the gypsy to make the base, and the same image twice, welded them together, then trimmed off the top portion of the words on the back part of the card.  This is from the Life's a party cartridge, there are some really nice images on this cartridge.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

SUNDAY- Has this ever happened to you? and MAG challenge #15

So, here I am, last night, I have a whole virtual cart full of things all 40 to 50 % off , I leave my cart for a couple of hours (everything was saved) go watch a movie; when I came back the sale was over everything in my cart except for one item, reverted back to regular price. I was quite surprised  because I took a lot of time planning what I would do with each item- oh well there is always another sale. I would really like to know if this has happened to any of you?


In the mean time, I decided to try to make myself feel better, by making a card to make me feel better and also to enter it in the MAG challenge

Challenge #15
you can only use the images on the selected page!!
Cartridge:  Wild Card
Page:  65




I was so excited about this challenge. Today is the day to enter, so this makes up for all the items in my cart that reverted back to regular price. 


I also went to the County Fairgrounds today. The Quilters guild was having an exhibit. There were over 400 quilts on display and very impressive, quilts have come a  long way from the olden days, as far as design goes. I got some great pictures and some really super ideas

Saturday, February 26, 2011

SATURDAY

What a beautiful day today,
Got a gym work out in and a lot of preparing for the upcoming week.  I worked on a card, but not quite ready to show. Gonna go watch a movie now.
Hope you are all enjoying this day also.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Junior life guard card

Recipe for card:
5x7 card
Image cut at 4"
from EDPD
I fussy cut the paper from DCWV all about boys card stock stack and the sun was cut at 2" and the cloud was cut 2x once in blue @ 1 1/2" and  once in white @ 1"

Please read the post before this for the rest of   the info on how this card came about.

FRIDAY- KNIT WIT FRIENDS



I wanted to clarify something, on Wednesday I met with my knit wit friends, not all my friends are knit wits but the ones I knit with are. We get together every Wednesday and knit. All the knitting that we do, while we are together (and for some of us, what we knit on our own) is given away to various needs in our community and some to other countries. We began knit wits  in 2005 at that time,  there were 8 of us - we have grown to about 35.  We are a close knit group (that is a pun) we care and support each other, so when I talk about my knit wit friends it is with endearment not disdain.  On Christmas day of 2010,  this photograph along with other Knit groups in our community appeared in our local newspaper. Less than half of our group could make it, because it was such short notice  for the scheduled  timing of the photograph.  We range in age from 18 - 93. Last year my favorite was sending hats and scarves to an orphanage in Soweto.  We received a video of the children singing to us and thanking us for the hats and scarves and they were wearing them in the video. Giant smiles on their faces warmed my heart.  We also have a boutique once a year and the money we make goes to help people with various financial needs in the area. Last year amongst many we sent a young boy to jr. lifeguard training. It wasn't a lot of money but it made a world of difference to him and his self esteem. The group asked if a would make cards for the various give-aways that we did, above is the one I made for the jr. life guard donation.
The afghan at the left is one that I crocheted  for our niece for her and her husband for their wedding last October.


Recipe for card:
5x7 card
Image cut at 4"
from EDPD
I fussy cut the paper from DCWV all about boys card stock stack and the sun was cut at 2" and the cloud was cut 2x one in blue @ 1 1/2" and  one in white @ 1"

Thursday, February 24, 2011

THURSDAY-TRIFOLD PAGODA CARD




Someone had been asking about a tutorial on a Tri-fold card. I have been wanting to make more cards with the Pagoda cartridge so this was perfect for me to get to use some of the images that I have been wanting to  make cards with.

I did a video of the trifold card it is very lengthy mainly, because I am going through my thought process as I do the card the whole card took about 45 minutes, but I did eliminate the cricut cutting portion from you viewers so you wouldn't have to suffer through it. Plus I did have to re-cut a couple of the images because I had changed the setting on my machine ( I have no idea how that happened.)

I t is in three parts Pagoda Episode#2 parts 1, 2, 3

Here is the recipe:

1 12x12 AC black card stock - cut down to 8 1/2 by 12 folded on the 4 and the 8
1 12x12 Core'dinations in blue hue
1 12x12 DCWV  from the Far east stack
1 8 1/2 x 11 Lavender moon PTI

Doll cut at 2 1/2
Umbrella cut at  3"
Temple  2"
Bowl 1 1/2"

Comments are always read and appreciated

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wednesday- Anniversary card

My brother and his wife celebrate  their Anniversary on Valentine's Day. I made this anniversary card for them a few years ago, so I am a bit hazy on what I used . Although I think I could get 90% or better if I were tested on the DCWV stacks, Because my answer would always be yes this is my favorite stack.  This is a 5X7 card with two pieces of DCWV - The Luxury stack, Sizzix die for the flower, tag and heart.  I used an edge punch for the black strip and crystal brad to attach the flower.  The ribbon on the tag is a mint green by the yard from the fabric store near my home. I was hoping to do the video today, but I met with my knit wit friends today- Time just got away form me.  We had a great time.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tuesday - Groovy Times


 Wow!! What a busy day I had today. Any way when I got home and checked the mail  this cartridge was  in the delivery.  I'm working on some other cards right now, but they are a little more time consuming so I thought I would make a quick one to share with all of you. The orange stitch marks on the lettering are the Sakura  luminous gel ink pens they glow under black lights. I thought that was really fitting with this type of card. This is very reminiscent of the late 60's early 70's. I think I really like this cartridge.

I really love reading your comments, so please keep them coming

Monday, February 21, 2011

I am now a Design Team member of Celebrate the Occasion

This is the card I used to get a spot on the Design Team of Celebrate the Occasion. I am so excited to be a member of this team. We have a lot of fun things, challenges and a monthly giveaway in store for all of you who choose to play along.
The Challenge was to make a birthday card that had never been posted or published before.
Please check out the rest of the team, they are all posted over at



"Anything Goes Birthday"
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARD
This is a 5 x7 card
For this I used 4 rectangles of 4 different color glitter paper, 2 x 1/78
I used a Sizzix embosslet die
The stamp was a dollar stamp color box pink ink
This was a very quick and simple card


Sunday, February 20, 2011

MASCULINE CARD FOR -- CELEBRATE THE OCCASSION

Everything was cut out of DCWV naturals stack- that is a great stack to own, lots of autumn colors and nice foils. The only thing cut on the cricut this time was the oval

A2 card     Challenge #2 CTO

Saturday, February 19, 2011

THE WINNER OF THE DL.ART 100 FOLLOWER GIVEAWAY IS

DRUM ROLL PLEASE.........
The winner is..........#10 Chrey said.....
I'm a new follower. Your cards are so cute! Thanks for a chance to win and congrats on almost reaching 100! Snowflake2818@aol.com


I really have to say thank you to all of you who have chosen to follow my blog. I know your time is valuable and I don't want to waste it. My hope is that when you read my blog or watch my videos is that you are informed with something new that sparks creativity in you. I hope you are blessed by coming here, I have been blessed by you having been here.

Thanks again Diana

Friday, February 18, 2011

FRIDAY- and SCRAP CARD

Today is Friday already and I had a bunch of scraps on my working area, so I decided to do a scrap card. These flowers are leftovers from when I made the Tri-fold card on Feb 3,  they are from the sweethearts cartridge. I used Autumn leaves stamps for the stems and some dual tip markers and chalking ink for the colors. Then I inked the edges of the card. The center of the flowers are studs. glued on with the i-rock tool. I'm not a real bling type person, but I like this tool-- it makes me want to bling
I glued some of the flowers on to the card and others I used foam tape to give them dimension. I am still thinking of that rainbow that I saw a couple of days ago. It poured rain all day today.  The rainbow card will be coming soon.



I will be using random for the drawing tomorrow at 12:00 noon PST. I can not imagine having 42 more followers by that time  tomorrow, but if that happens I will have a second drawing for the same giveaway

Thursday, February 17, 2011

I recieved The Liebster Blog Award and I want to award 5 bloggers the same honor, because I think they deserve it.


I would like to thank Vikki from http://paperandprims.blogspot.com for giving me this award! As a recipient of this award reveal 3-5 blog picks.
2. let them know you chose them.
3 copy and paste the award on your blog.
4.Have faith your followers will rally and show their crafty love back out to those awarded.
5. Have fun
 My 5 picks are:
Courtney 
http://courtscrafts.blogspot.com/
Samantha
http://samanthajdesigns.blogspot.com/
Gloria
http://girliascards.blogspot.com/
Sonia
http://www.scraps4fun.com/
Rachel
http://raechelscards.blogspot.com/

 These are not listed in any particular order 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

HELLO- WEDNESDAY-

I saw a beautiful double rainbow today has nothing to do with the cards that I made today but look for a rainbow tomorrow that is what I'm thinking.

I spent quite a bit of time on my video, taping and editing, then it was too long  to post, needless to say it will be in two parts
I'll most likely post part two tomorrow if I don't get time tonight.


The directions and the recipes for these cards is on the video.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

TRI-FOLD CARD

I wanted to experiment tonight, I had so much fun doing the tri-fold card last time, I decided to try another, I put the white on the kitty with a Sakura gelly roll opaque pen. The orange stitching is a new type of gelly roll pen that is suppose to glow under black light  (I don't know for sure, I will have to take their word for it  I don't have a black light). I put dots for his eyes with black glaze pen. The papers are all from DCWV 2010 summer stack.

The card itself is on AC card stock cut 8 1/2 by 12 and then scored at the 4" and the 8" marks.
Hope you enjoy thanks for coming by my blog.

Monday, February 14, 2011

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

This was a card I put together tonight fairly quick again, once I had the idea how I wanted it to look, the execution of the card took about 15-20minutes
A2 size card- paper trey ink card stock Vintage cream
Peachy Keen stamps- Laughy taffy face assortment
Chalking ink- red  and black
I used f Prismacolors to color in the face
Hearts punched out from DCWV sweet stack
I love you is an Inkadinkadoo stamp
Paper behind hearts cut at 5 1/4 x 2 DCWV Summer stack 2010
Doodlecharms mini jewels in the corners

Sunday, February 13, 2011

LOVE THIS SUNDAY AND VALENTINE'S EVE

I feel blessed, not only did DH pick them out and buy them , he trimmed, arranged and put them in the vase. This gives me an idea for a card. This is my post for tonight. I hope you all have a great Valentines Day tomorrow.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

EAD CHALLENGE

The color scheme is gold, chestnut, ivory and green
Here is the link to the site if you are up for the challenge
 
http://www.eaddesigns.blogspot.com/:

EAD Designs Color Challenge:
  • Recipe A2 card Paper trey ink 
  • Paper: core'dinations DCWV. My goal was to give it a Celtic look I think I achieved that with scrolls on the side 
  • the sentiment is stamped with  encore premium gold ink and Inkadinkadoo stamp. The gate was cut at 4 1/2"

Friday, February 11, 2011

MPS FEBRUARY BLOG HOP

CELEBRATE
This is a tri fold card it is 4x6
fold at the 4 and the 8

Ac card stock and K&CO
Black green and white for the shadow
5 studs added at the bottom with the I-Rock tool
ATG tape, foam tape and MS border punch
EK success label punch

http://www.mypinkstamper.com/search/label/My%20Pinkalicious%20Blog%20Hop

This was quite fun I started out hopping at 6:00 pm. my time --  hopped, made the card and dinner at the same time. Now is that multitasking or what?  I finished the card in about 20 minutes had no idea what I was going to do until about half way through the hop, I don't want to give away the key word  for those of you who haven't done the hop yet .  so go have fun with it. The link to The Pink Stamper Hop is above go check it out. Thanks for coming by my blog, let me know you came by so I can come visit you.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thursday-- I'm thinking of summer now--

I had a great workout, hardly any one at the gym today and the sun was shining most of the day. I Got the grocery shopping done.  Silly me, I'm thinking it won't take that long, why did I ever go to the Super- Big GIANT grocery store, it took nearly 2 hours. I don't want it to sound like a complaint, I love going to those stores, it is just I get so distracted. This particular store has the top of the espresso machine, it is like a mini William Sonoma inside of a grocery store. By the time I get home, it is hunger time, I don't mean dinner time, I mean hunger time.  The dinner I had planned for tonight ended up being a reheat of  second helpings ( that is what I like to call them)
I got some of the bugs worked out of my blog, thanks to some help from  my new friends in the land of blog (THANKS GLORIA). I got some paper ready for a new challenge that I will be working on tomorrow. I did not have time to make a card tonight,  but I will  share a card that  I made last year.

I would have to guess on the recipe: size 4 x 6 1/2
Jolee stick ons making memories curling tag Offray green grosgrain ribbon
Sizzix: texture plate
I used a Q-tip and chalked the middle of the flowers

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I reached 100 Followers TODAY- WOW!!!! The drawing will be FEBRAURY 19, 2011

Here I was plugging along one at a time, and all of a sudden I was at 100 Followers.  I have to say I was really surprised how quickly that happened. I think I may just get to 200 soon,  if  that happens by  February 19, 2011, I will draw 2 names, and give the same giveaway. That way everyone's odds of getting the gift hasn't changed. If you want to enter click on the coffee mug to the right  the instructions are over there

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

BUSY TUESDAY- My Niece advances to13 years old tomorrow

Well here it is Tuesday, so far so good, nothing like last week--and that is in the past so we move forward. I got this card for my niece finished yesterday and in the mail. I got all my mailings out yesterday. Gloria if you are reading this yours is in the mail.

I am 5 short of my 100 followers as I write this, so it looks like my giveaway will be ending in about 10 - 12 days from now, (around February 18th or 19th). Please put a comment in the giveaway if you haven't already for a chance to win.
click on the link below for the giveaway
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/search/label/Give%20-A-Way

Her favorite color is PINK and she always looks forward to getting a hand made card from me, and I love making them for her and my nephew (her brother)
The Recipe 5x7
The paper is from DCWV- SWEET stack
the 13 and guitar are both from Hannah Montana
both cut with foundation and then the shift
13 was cut @ 1 1/4"
guitar was cut @ 4"
Stamp: Inkadinkadoo Ink: chalk box black
Inside of the card was 2 1/2 the frame foundation (White)
and the shift pink to match outside of card
Thanks again for stopping by my blog. I hope you blessed and inspired by visiting.

I ALSO ENTERED THIS INTO CHALLENGE #1 OVER AT THE CELBRATE THE OCCASION

Monday, February 7, 2011

My Pink Stamper Challenge-- I can't tell you what it is---

You need to get over to the Pink Stamper and watch the video to find out what the challenge is, But here is my submission I was working on a card for my nieces 13th birthday when I realized there was  a challenge over at MPS 
http://www.mypinkstamper.com/

This is thhe quickest I have ever made a card it is 5x 7
the green is cut at 6 3/4 x4 3/4
the two strips are cut at 1/2 and 3/4 of aninch by 4 3/4
The Spring is here was fussy cut out of a layout paper stack, it was all glued with ATG and pop dots.
I made it in 5 minutes I wanted to try something different, I think it is pretty happy looking

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Happy Sunday!! GIVE-A -WAY COMING SOON.................


I'm nearing 100 followers. I have decided to do a give-a-way. I know for me when I am thinking, creating and just sorting through colors either in my mind or on my drawing board., I need a break, I need a time out to clear my mind, my desk and refresh my body, so instead of more bling and more things I will be giving away a
$15.00 Starbucks gift card. and a set of four of my coffee cards.
I will do the drawing 10 days after I have reached 100 FOLLOWERS- That gives everyone who wants a chance to win and opportunity to become a follower and leave a comment;

To be in the drawing; 1. Become a follower
                                 2. Leave a comment on this post and a way for me to send you the prize             
                                 3. For an extra chance to win post the give away on your blog, and leave
                                     me a comment on this post with a link letting me know you have done so.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Support the Cause Challenge


http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/
I knew I wanted to enter this challenge, there is always some cause to support. Today I chose to support the breast cancer awareness cause, because I have had so many friends and relatives with Breast cancer. I thought this card would be nice to have available next time I hear of another diagnosis.  I think I might just make a few more to, sadly to say they will probably be used, unless we find a cure.

A2 size
DCWV
Papertrey Ink
Chalkbox black  ink
Inkadinkadoo
Sizzix ribbon Die
Stand and Salute cartridge
AC card stock

Friday, February 4, 2011

FRIDAY- Challenge

What a beautiful day today the sun was shining and I got so busy that I didn't get to finish my card for today so I will post it tomorrow and I will do one for tomorrow also I have two challenges I'm going to put pieces in. Have a good night!
 Heart punch: Marvy
Scallop MS double loop
Papertrey inc. DCWV
ATG and foam tape
Finished this piece for the
Challenge: Black, White, Hot Pink and at least 1 heart
http://madebymomo.blogspot.com/

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Tri-Fold Card--- The Cuttlebug Spot Challenge

http://thecuttlebugspot.blogspot.com/
 8/12 x 11 standard size white card stock
3 different sheets of black styled paper cut to fit pages
offray ribbon, MS ribbon punch, Heart flower, from Sweethearts cart, hotrocks stud
ATG and foam tape Inkadinkadoo Stamp and black Chalkbox ink pad

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Sesame Street Seasons- Box for Flash cards

Straight out of the book Page 7 --, Elmo is found on Pg. 49 and the Box and lid are on page 69.

 For this project you will need : 8 sheets of 12x12 paper
The booklet reads:  black , red, white Blue( I used 2 different colors of blue, purple, green yellow and orange.

It called for rainbow ribbon: I used yellow (maize) grosgrain Offray brand.
Foam squares (pop dots)
Adhesive.

Fun project to do. I have a video of this also, still trying to work out some of the bugs (I didn't mean for that to be a pun using a cricut and all)

The box is cut @5" 2x
the blue box top is cut at 5" 2x
the yellow box top is cut @ 4 3/4 2 x




             all parts of Elmo are cut at 4" with the  real dial size off
The one, two, and three are all cut @ 1" The white paper is then ready for the rest of the numbers and words for the flashcards,
which will be the next part of this project.


video to follow


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Happy one month Anniversery-- ME & MY BLOG!!!!

I can not believe it One month has gone by for ME & MY BLOG----I have learned a lot and met a lot of nice people. I'm not sure what this month holds, but I know Valentines day is coming up and I will want  to make a card for DH and Our moms and a bunch of others. I will probably do a few different styles.

FOREVER YOUNG CARD (the making of)

I hope you enjoy this video, many trial and error on this, before I got to this point and-- I haven't figured out how to get rid of bloopers so you, unfortunately get to enjoy it all. My plan was to post this the day I made the card but I am having many technical trials --- Give me strength---I enjoyed every minute of making it.
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