Thursday, March 1, 2012


Reminder: DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge ends March 3, 2012: a butterfly and yellow.
The newest challenge is listed below

Good Morning Friends,

My husband and I went out to dinner last night. We figured we had an extra day this year so why not go for a romantic dinner.  We went early so we could watch the sun set over the ocean and enjoy the last day of the month.  I guess a lot of other people thought the same thing.  Luckily I made reservations  and got a great view of the ocean. They got a new chef not too long ago and the food was fantastic.

So onto my design: This is the birthday card that I made for my friend to go with the card set that I made and shared with you all yesterday.  This card was nothing I did at the  MG workshop. The girls are from my stash of pre- made die cuts and so is the couch from about a year ago and then I just layered  different size sheets of MME  Lost and found paper. I really like the way it came out

Here is the  New challenge:
Make a card any occasion, with at least three layers, a bow and some bling. 
  Now it is your turn-- You will have until March 17, 11:59 to submit your design

Remember a couple of weeks ago I said I was meeting with some designers and you would benefit from it. If you have heard of Monique Griffith you know who I am talking about.  There are four designers that work together to bring cricut kits to you, they consist of  Monique Griffith, Susan Rees, Wendy Lawrence and Becca Rees. You can either purchase the whole kit or just directions for most of them.  click on Monique's name to see more or click on the picture to go to the kit area
I had a video to show you, but it did not come out like I wanted, it is sideways and I can not figure out how to turn it around . So I will just show you what I purchased at the workshop as the giveaway for this challenge.  

                                                            THE PRIZE

 Is this Awesome or what?  This was designed by Monique's mother Susan Rees.  If you want to check out the kit and more info click on Monique s name above and then go to cricut kits on the menu bar at the top

You do need the cricut cartridge "Summer in Paris" to complete this project. I think you might be able to use  other similar cartridges for the images. Sentimental s might work, I would test the images on a scrap sheet of paper first.

I am entering the birthday card in the following Challenges:
CTO: Birthday with Bling
Scapalicious: Anything goes
Simon Says:Anything goes
Have a blessed day, Diana


  1. Love the card and the gift box/basket is awesome.

  2. Beautiful card- I love the layering and how you did the present! :)Amy

  3. I love your card, how fun to make it from just pieces you had laying around.. I have that kit that Susan made, ( I have so so many of their kits. lol). Did you make this at Monique's? I didn't think the sale was till like the 3rd of March...

  4. Sandy, I bought 2 one for me and one to give away. This is the one Susan put together. I haven't put mine together yet. The sale hasn't started yet,
    you are correct.
    Hugs, DIANA L.

  5. Very pretty! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

  6. Beautiful creations.... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  7. AWEASOME!!! Thanks for playing along at CTO!!!

  8. Especially like the paper used for the couch. Was not sure about the 3 layers requirement. My Tulip on the card has 4 layers.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  9. Beautiful card, Diana!! I love the paper you used for the couch and the dimensional present!! Thanks for another fun challenge :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. very cute card.i need to take this cart out and use the scene card.tfs

  11. This is so fun! You created quite a fun scene! I love how the couch turned out! It looks real! Great work!

  12. I love your combination of die-cuts to create your fun scene, too cute! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Birthday (must use bling)" challenge :)

  13. After posting my second entry, I realized I forgot the bow. I might be able to fix it and repost it (if I don't forget). Sorry. Thanks for the challenge it was a lot of fun.

  14. Great card, love your little scene!
    Thanks for joining CTO this week.

  15. Such a beautiful card! The couch is gorgeous and I love your papers and cuts. :o) Thank you for the fun challenge!

    Hugs and blessings!

  16. I added the bow and posted a second picture to the blog post. I didn't know if I should repost the link with the correct picture or not. If you want me to post a new picture just let me know at Thanks. (It is the yellow card with the flowers and watering can.

  17. Fun card. Thanks for joining us at Scrapalicious USA

    Smiles Sher

  18. Beautiful! I love, love the look of that couch. The paper is awesome:) The layering looks awesome as well. Fun card!
    Sherrie K

  19. what a beautiful card!!! Thanks for another fun challenge!

  20. Love your card! The couch is just awesome..well done! The gift set is gorgeous what awesome details. tFS Cathie

  21. What a great card! Thank you for a fun challenge!
    Thank you so VERY much for the paper, it's just beautiful!
    Have a GREAT night!

  22. thanks for another great challenge. Know it's hard to see but there is some stickles on the candle....for the bling...Karen

  23. I love your card & thank you for the fun challenge!

    Diana :)

  24. Happy to find some time to play along Diana!!!!


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