Tuesday, January 31, 2012

JANUARY 31, 2012 **** TUESDAY*** A HAPPY CARD




Good Morning Everyone,

This is an A2 card
Card stock PTI Kraft and patterned leaf prints.
The banner is made from vintage cream and the sentiment is from inkadinkadoo.
Versa ink onyx black.
challenges: 
Die Cuttin' Divas:anything goes
PTT:Anything goes


Have a great day.
Hugs, Diana

Monday, January 30, 2012

JANUARY 30, 2012 **** MONDAY*** A VALENTINES CARD

This is a 3x3 Valentines card
I used Hammer mill 110  for the card base
The patterned papers are Echo Park Yours truly which you can purchase @ shop pumpkin spice
The Be mine is written with Sakura white opaquegel pen at a great price.
Everything else is printed and cut on the imagine @ 2.8.

I am entering this into:
FCC:3x3 Valentine
Paper Playtime:  Anything goes

I made this for my friend Cely over in Hawaii she loves Hello Kitty so it is on its way. I will leave it blank inside in case she would like to use it at some point.( like in a couple of weeks lol)
Have a Blessed day, let those you love know you do,
Diana

JANUARY 30, 2012 **** MONDAY*** A BABY BOY CARD



Good Morning Everyone, This is an A2 card
 I used Baby Boutique from Teresa Collins
for the carriage, because I did not have the New Arrival
All the paper is printed from my imagine machine, except for the card base which is
PTI basic white


I am entering this in the following Challenge:
BBTB2: A baby carriage from New arrival
Have a great day.
Diana

Sunday, January 29, 2012

JANUARY 29, 2012 **** SUNDAY*** A BIRTHDAY CARD FOR MY UNCLE

Hi Everyone,

This past week has been one of great HIGHS and sorrowful Lows. The beginning of the week I was guest designer at My Pink Stamper, I won lots of goodies and had a great time with all the dinners and desserts out. Toward the end of the week I was sitting with dear fiends as we said good bye to another dear friend, our friend passed away today @3:00 p.m. I am very sad, but thankful he is out of pain (cancer, is no ones friend). I wanted to share that with you, because I know I have not been able to visit many of you, but I have tried my best. Thank you for understanding.  I realize making art is very Therapeutic so I have been trying to create to take my mind off the sadness. Here is the card I came up with. As you have probably noticed I have a BIG family. My mother is the second oldest of 14, This card is for my uncle, he use to live with us when I was younger.




This is an Easel, shaker, shape card. I used PTI: smokey shadow, true black, SEI en route
Buttons from The little red cottage, The cut was made at 10.4 on the imagine, sentiment was from inkadinkadoo and versamark onyx black. I am also showing the outside and the inside of the card

I am also entering in into a few challenges.
Frosted Design: 2 buttons, 3 patterned papers and a one word sentiment
Birthday Sundaes: An Easel card
Stampin Sisters in Christ: My style

I hope you like my card.  Actually, I hope he likes my card,
Thanks for stopping by, have a blessed-- Hug your loved ones, Diana

Saturday, January 28, 2012

JANUARY 28, 2012 **** SATURDAY*** A Birthday card for my Aunt.


Good Afternoon Everyone,
I needed to make this Birthday card quick I have to get it in the mail to my Aunt tomorrow. I am really late with it I called her two weeks ago and told her it would be in the mail shortly. It's going tomorrow. I hope she likes it.

This is an A2 size card.
Pti Vanilla cream and leaf prints.
green scallop  my scraps
twine.(hemp)
shaker card: balloons and beads
I cut the flower from Walk in my garden @ 4

Have a great evening, Hugs DIANA L.

JANUARY 28, 2012 **** SATURDAY*** A DECORATIVE PIN

This THANKFUL THURSDAY challenge ends tonight at midnight 

Click on the Thankful Thursday above to see the challenge.



My decorative pin creation: I used glossy accents to glue it all together



Good Saturday Morning Everyone,

I am entering this pin I made, into a challenge over a Carson's Creations my friend Georgiana has a tutorial over there and a challenge to make  one,  I had the goods,  so I thought I would make one  real quick.

The dress above is for my Grand niece that will turn 2 on the 8th of Feb- Isn't it adorable I just finished wrapping it and it is ready to ship on Monday. Remember the caterpillar card? that goes with this dress


See you all later! Remember My challenges are always on the right side bar, one closes tonight  CLICK HERE to check it out.
Thanks for stopping by, Have a blessed day Diana

Friday, January 27, 2012

JANUARY 27, 2012 **** FRIDAY*** A WINNER**** JOANN'S $15 GIFT CARD


There are 3 other Thankful Thursdays open to enter:




Hi Everyone,





This has been another one of those busy weeks for me. It is missions week at my church, so the last two nights I have been out late- I don't mean 3:00 in the morning, I just mean late for me.
I was in a (dessert)planning meeting last night for our women's conference and I committed to make 
210 Thank you cards to go in the goody bags the women get.
I guess I better get busy. The conference is at the end of April.
About the dessert. I took my camera with me , but forgot to take a picture of my desert. It was unbelievable.
A chocolate walnut bread pudding. It tasted more like a flour-less chocolate cake it was deep deep dark chocolate with chocolate sauce dripping over it a scoop of hand made ice ream and raspberries blackberries and an d fluffy thin pastry cookies on top and slivered bananas. 
Here is the winner for the Thankful Thursday challenge that ended Jan 21, 2012



Congratulations !!    Crystal Bell.
Please E-mail me your snail mail address so I can mail this out to you and you can start shopping so you can start creating more.

Thanks for stopping by,
I hope you find the time to enter these challenges. Please leave a comment I love to read them and I love to visit you.Have a blessed day, Diana

Thursday, January 26, 2012

JANUARY 26, 2012 **** THURSDAY*** THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE & GIVEAWAY

Here is the Blog Candy first:  $15.  Gift Card to Michaels

Hi Everyone,

 I am in the process of organizing a few things on my blog, and if I don't blogger does it for me (lol).
I want you to know how things work for the THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGES and my giveaways. The challenges are posted on my right sidebar. Once I have chosen the random .org winner their name will appear, after the  date the challenge ended.  If you do not see a name there I have not drawn it yet.  Once the winner has contacted me and I have shipped it, I move it over to the bottom left sidebar.  That keeps me organized, I have to do it that way, because I sometimes have 3 challenges (with giveaways) opened and a giveaway at the same time. I hope that helps some of you trying to find who won or if you won. If you find that tip useful for your own organizing, Please let me know.


Now onto the challenge. I bet you guessed it is a Thank you card- your right, but with some elements:definitely some RED, because it is a Thank you card for a valentines gift and something glittery (I used stickles in silver),You will have until February 11, 2012 @11:59 to enter your card.



 I had fun making the rosette the other day, so I thought I would make another one today. The heart in the middle is a left over from the  other day I think it is from Cricut "life's a party", the other hearts are basic shapes from the imagine.
The papers I used are Echo Park, " yours Truly". You can purchase it at Shop pumpkin Spice for 30% off retail
Black card stock for the card base the button is from my stash and the twine is MS

The sentiment is Inkadinkadoo and onyx black Versamark ink.


Looking forward to seeing your entry in this challenge, Have a blessed day, Diana

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

JANUARY 25, 2012 **** WEDNESDAY*** ROSETTE, YELLOW POLKA DOT, PK FACES.




Good Evening everyone 
This is all from "Echo Park Happy Days",
PKS faces "Laughy taffy "
Versamark ink onyx black
Ms twine
all cuts were from sizzix dies
the circle on the rosette was from a punch and the rosette was made by hand.

Hope you like it I am entering this in:
Peachy Keen Challenge: something that pulls out of something
The Paper Variety: Fancy fold
Cooking with Cricut: Yellow with polka dots no card

Have a great night
I love to read your comments, Diana

JANUARY 25, 2012 **** WEDNESDAY*** A REMAKE OF AN OLD FAVORITE




I am remaking a card from last year I chose this one for the simplicity of it.
The Before: A Christmas themed card

and the after: A Valentines Themed card

 I am very happy with the way it came out. It is the second shaker card I have ever made. I used
It is an A2 card. I Used PTI Vintage cream card stock and ribbon and pure poppy. The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper "Lunch box Thoughts".
The hat pin is from K& Company
This is a card on top of a card and you can write you own sentiment inside.

Really reasonable ribbon:Valentine

Thanks for stopping by, Love to read your comments, Diana

JANUARY 25, 2012 **** WEDNESDAY*** B&W ***SYMPATHY*** BIRTHDAY


Good Morning Everyone,
I am back to my regular schedule now.  Tuesdays are back to being my busiest day, which means I usually do not get home until around 4-5. I did manage to make a card. I did not get as much visiting in as I had hoped. May be tomorrow.




 A2 size card
PTI card stock
Echo Park "Yours Truly"
Stamp : Stampendous
Ink Versamark onyx black
ribbon: Offray

Challenges:
Die cut Dreams: Sympathy
CTO: Cards for Men: Birthday (I thought this would be a great 40th or 50th B-day card)
Casual Fridays: Black & White
Simon says: anything goes

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

JANUARY 24, 2012 **** TUESDAY***CONGRATS! BUTTONS, BOWS AND BLING

Good Afternoon Everyone,






This is an A2 card
PTI:card stock
Imagine more cards cart (IC)
sweet tooth boxes cart (C)
Red stickles for the cherry on top
The buttons are from the little red cottage
I'm entering this in Die Cuttin' Divas


Hope your all having a Blessed day, Diana


Monday, January 23, 2012

JANUARY 23, 2012**** MONDAY*** A BABY SHAKER CARD


This is my first ever shaker card it was fun you will see more.
This is an A2 card I used PTI card stock
sweet blush and the dotted paper is from the leaf prints pack
the ribbon is vintage cream the brad is recollections.
The: ILove You sentiment is from My Pink Stamper " lunch Box Thoughts"
The die cut is from Life's a party cart
INK: Jenni Bowlin
Acrylic, and my stash

Challenge: Charisma cardz:CAS

JANUARY 23, 2012***MY PINK STAMPER FIRST EVER GUEST DESIGNER***

Hi Friends,
I have some more great news to share with all of you.

I am so honored to be Robyn’s of My Pink Stamper, guest designer (first ever) for January 2012.  First, Robyn was the main sponsor of my blog hop on New Year’s Day and then, I‘m asked to be guest designer. Whoot! Whoot! Is my year starting off good.
I know that Robyn’s birthday is next week, ( it is actually tomorrow I typed this up last week)so I decided to make her birthday card and present for this spot. Here they are.






I used Mothers day Bouquet to make the flowers and Blossom (IC) for the patterned paper. The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper’s “Lunch Box Thoughts”
The ink is Jenni Bowlin Brown sugar.












































I used the Create-a Critter, and the Blossom (IC) pattern cartridge for this card. The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper “That’s Punny-licious”
This is a 5x7 card. The hippo is cut at 3”, the birdie @1” and the two ewes @ 2.
I just love the way this came out.
I used Jenni Bowlin stick candy ink and the googly eyes are darice.




I made this mini beaded match book album, with all of Robyn’s favorite things.
The journal tags are stamped with the sentiments from MY Pink Stamper “That’s punny–licious.” Stamp set the images on the tags are from the Nursery tails cartridge. Happy Birthday Robyn!—I can’t surprise her now.
 I hope all of you enjoyed my projects for the guest designer spot at Robyn’s,  MY PINK STAMPER.
For those of you who want to see how I put the card together and a little more info about the stamps and materials used. Please go over to The Pink Stamper, I made a video it is over there on her site today.

I made the video last week.  I shipped the goods to her, she probably has them already. Tomorrow is her birthday, make sure to wish her a Happy Birthday and let her know I sent you. 

Thank you and have a blessed day, Diana
 All comments are appreciated

Sunday, January 22, 2012

JANUARY 22, 2012 *** SUNDAY*** VALENTINE CARD

Good Evening,

This is it for tonight. Watched the football game, ate dinner, came back to my art room, made a Valentines card,  now  I'm done for the night.  Make sure you stop by here tomorrow, I have some super exciting news.
A2 card
PTI: cardstock
Stamp: TPC studios
Inkadinkadoo
INKS:Jenni Bowlin and Versamark
MM pearls
Black Marker : Whisper strokes


Always love your wonderful comments, Diana

JANUARY 22, 2012 *** SUNDAY*** MUSIC AND DANCING



Good Evening Friends,
I hope you are all having fun out there tonight There are a lot of Blog Hops this weekend.
 Have fun hopping I did a couple Now I have to get dinner going.  See you in a little while.




A2 Card
Ribbon: 3 Girl Jam
Rhinestones : Doodlebug
Imagine: images & patterned paper
PTI: card  stock

 I'm entering this in:
Cute Card Thursday
Stampin Sisters In Christ


I hope you like my card. Love to read your comments.

JANUARY 22, 2012 *** SUNDAY*** Feeling Blue or Shades of blue?



Happy Sunday Friends,
I wasn't quite sure what to call this card, but I decided to make it more artsy than CAS - So I'll just call it a birthday card.
 I hope you are all having a great day.

This is an A2 size card
PTI  card stock
DCWV:ADU
Sentiment My Pink Stamper "Boy crazy"
Ink: Jenni Bowlin, Denim
feathers: New feathers
shells: New bag of shells I just bought
Ribbon: little scrap pieces
Twine: blue &  white
Glue arts adhesive and ATG
Enetering into:
Little scrap pieces:
My Sheri Crafts
Birthday Sundaes


I love to read all your comments, Have a blessed day, Diana

Saturday, January 21, 2012

JANUARY 21, 2012**** SATURDAY**** CCR DESIGN TEAM MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENT

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This is what the excitement is all about



I am happy to announce that I was selected to be on the CCR  Design Team.  I am on design TEAM 2. You will see me commenting on your entries and entering the challenges along with you with the DT2 after my name. Starting in August Design Team 2 will be posting projects.   We will also be back-ups in case Design Team 1 needs our help in any way.  Here are a few photos of a project I made to share.

Please go by all my other team mates blogs and show them some support and encouragement. They are some awesome designers and I know you will love their work.. Here is the list and links to their blog's.


DT Coordinator
Carri
Team 1:

Team 2:


Recipe for the above design:
I used vintage cream to color the plain white paper Bazzill that I cut out from  the sweet tooth boxes cartridge, the takeout box
this is all one piece cut at 10.6 which gives a box the size of  2.75 high and about 2.25 square at the bottom gradually increasing in size at the top.

I love to read your comments. Big Hugs, DIANA L.

Friday, January 20, 2012

JANUARY 20, 2012 *** FRIDAY*** Edges, circles, and double masking

Hi Again,
Just doing a little experimenting here- I think I need to work on this a little more not too happy with how it came out,   I have some ideas I may revamp and re post it next week I'll do a before and after.
This is going in the raise the bar: circles and shopping our stash: borders
A2 size card

JANUARY 20, 2012 *** FRIDAY*** A Challenge ends Tomorrow Reminder

 THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE < click




I just wanted to remind you that a thankful Thursday challenge ends tomorrow @ 11:59 in case you were planning on entering and forgot where it was I do that all the time.

JANUARY 20, 2012 *** FRIDAY*** LOVE

Good Morning  Friends,
I got this card done and now I have to do the unthinkable, clean my house.  When I say that I mean it is a no-brainer. I  relax my thoughts while I clean.  It is a peaceful and  productive time, a thing I do that makes me feel better, when I  get to sit and enjoy all the  blessings that I have been given.
  It seems to me dust accumulates quicker and quicker. I love these throw away swifter dusters. It does make life easier. I start at the top get to the bottom and then throw them away.

On to more fun stuff. I looked at a few challenges put my thinking cap on and came up with this. It took a log time, but it came out so super clean and simple.
I really like it.  It is an A2 card

What do you use to dust?
Love all your comments, Diana

JANUARY 20, 2012-- FRIDAY-- SUMMER WHERE ARE YOU?

Good Morning Friends,

I did get a card made last night and a few visits in.  Blogger is doing a little better now and I can leave comments on most blogs I visit. I am really tired today so I'm going to post this and then go to bed. See you all tomorrow.
 I had fun making this card I hope you like it.
 I did a lot of layering.
 I miss summer, because we really never had one this year .  Now our fall should  really  be called winter, we had freezing weather the other night. This is unusual for us.

This is from the imagine enjoy the seasons cartridge. The" I miss you" is from the top part of My Pink Stamper "lunch Box Thoughts , which in its entirety reads "I miss you  when you're gone"
This is an A2 card card stock PTI fine linen and the ink is jenni Bowlin Chili Powder.




I don't know if you can tell from this photo but my new glasses are purple. They do the trick. I wanted green, maybe I will find some. The purple look good.

I really appreciate all your comments.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

January 19, 2012 ****** THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE******

 Hi Everyone,

It is time again for Thankful Thursday, what are you thankful for this week?  After a year of blogging and looking through the bottom of my glasses (I wear progressive lenses which means the bottom of the lens is for close-up) I have noticed that I am sitting in a peculiar position at my computer.  My neck is tilted backward, my shoulders are slouched and my stomach is scrunched up.. I hope that description makes sense to you.  It is awful. I told my eye Doctor and he prescribed computer glasses.  WOW!!! Eye can see
(that's a pun). I am sitting straight now, stomach is sucked in (as much as it can be) and shoulders are back head is up right.  I'm not getting the neck aches now either ( I wondered where that pain in the neck came from).
I hope that helps someone.  I am thankful for the new glasses. I also needed to make a Thank you card  for some so I am getting this done at the same time.

I have a new challenge for you:
Has to be a thank you card, has to use Kraft type paper somewhere on it has to have a flower and twine.
You will have until February 4, 2012 @11:59 to link up a project for this challenge.

The giveaway is: 48 sheets 6x6 of this Hand made silk and cotton paper. from the sets deep shadows, neutral naturals, hearts and flowers, glorious glitters. (12 from each set)




Thank you for your comments I love reading them,

January 19, 2012- Thursday *****A winner for my 600 FOLLOWER Drawing**

Good Morning Friends,

As you all know I reached my 600 followers on my 1 year Blogaversary. It made for a super fun day. I could not do it without all of you, my friends.  I always leave it open an extra ten days. So I closed it on the 11th and I just did the random.org drawing. That is why I am posting it now. It is for the flower Shoppe cartridge.



Thankful Thursday challenge will be posted in the afternoon today keep being Thankful though. I have two challenges still open click on the Joann's card on the right and it will take you them.



The winner was randomly drawn from the numbers 1-114,  # 34 is



.......










Congratulations Carri,
Please E-mail me your snail mail address, so I can get this really fun cartridge in the mail to you.


Have a blessed day, Diana


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

JANUARY 18, 2012-***** WEDNESDAY***** ps..... I love you

Hi Friends,
                  DIANA L. here from DL.ART.  This is my second post since being on the design team for Shop Pumpkin Spice and I have to say if you have not shopped here yet you do not know what you are missing.
The prices are great. Check it out for yourself.
 All the materials I am using in this project can be purchased at Shop Pumpkin Spice.  With Valentines day coming up I thought it would be a good time to inspire you to make some valentines day cards.


This is a 5x7 (A7)card
I am using Bazzill for the card stock. The patterned papers are all from Echo Parks new line Yours Truly.
I used 5 pattered papers on this card and two solids. The ps- I love you and the heart come from the sticker sheet in the same line.
The ps.... I love you is also a Beatles song, which reminds me of my true love. I love everything about this. It makes me happy. I also, wanted to make the card more on the masculine side. I think the darker colors and the hounds tooth pattern pulled that off. I wanted some bling, so I added black magic stickles.

Please leave some love over @ Shop Pumpkin Spice blog  by commenting. I really appreciate it.

I followed a sketch to make the  card design.



Also remember there is a great card kit at an incredible price just waiting for you.
I love your reading your comments Have a blessed Day,  Diana

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

JANUARY 17, 2012-***** Tuesday*****

Good Afternoon, Everyone,
Here is a card I made for a couple of challenges. I was able to leave some comments last night, I'm thankful for that, but I was not able to leave comments on all the blogs I visited. I'm hoping all the bugs will get worked out.
Create-a Critter is where the squirrel image came from  all the papers are printed and cut from the mystical garden imagine cartridge, except for the blue polka dot paper is from DCWV.
The stamp sentiment is from My Pink Stamper stamp set "Punny-licious"
the ink is  Tim Holtz scattered straw.
I'm entering this into a couple of challenges.
CTO:  Polka dots
DCD: squirrel

Have a great night see you later. Diana
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