Monday, March 30, 2015

MOJO MONDAY on Monday

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Hi Everyone,
This week at Mojo, it is tall and skinny my card is 3 1/2 by 5 1/2  and for my DP I used country roads from the HL paper studio pack.  There were quite a few layers on this and I used 5 patterned papers and then the die cut and stamped flower and sentiment are from Verve stamp & die set Happy place  
I love the way this came out. the 2 flowers were all one die but I had to cut them so they would not cut off the sentiment. The sequins are also from verve the Holiday collection. I also added some gold offray ribbon, why not? I'm using sequins

I hope you like my card and you could enter the mojo challenge also. It just started today so you have a full week to enter.



Challenges:
MOJO
http://www.create-with-joy.com/2015/03/inspire-me-monday-week-169.html


Have a blessed day, Diana 

Happy Monday!!

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Hi Everyone,

Are you ready for Monday?


Here is the PRINTER scoop--- I got the printer this weekend I went for the Epson WF 4630. The reason---. I already have an Epson photo printer which uses 7 ink cartridges.  The Hp photo printer that I had also used 7 ink cartridges and I basically used the HP for everyday tasks, because the photos were not as good as the Epson. The last photo Epson printer I had, I used until its life expectancy was over meaning - each printer has a certain amount of prints that it will make - I think I read it was in the 10,000 range, at least for that printer. The newer ones I don't know. I was a bit reluctant to buy a print that sheet feeds from the bottom again, because they seem to jam when I use the heavy card stock. I actually ran 120# card stock through and it printed beautifully. I have not tried it on the double sided setting for that particular card stock. I will keep you posted.

As far as photo printer I will stick with printing photos with my Epson Photo printer and then everyday with my work force. Thank you all so much for your input, it really helped in the decision process.

Check out my Happy Monday card!!!



Partial double die cutting with ombre effect.

I used PTI petite pots stamp set and die, Blue skies die and My card stock is aqua mist and stampers select white. I almost clipped off the first flower when I went back to do the second die cut.



Here is my new helper


Have a blessed day, Diana

BBTB2 Challenge"Bunny/Rabbit"


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Hi Friends,
Welcome to the BBTB2 challenge. Our DT sister Melanie has chosen the challenge this week, she has challenged us to create a card, layout or project using  " A Bunny or a rabbit" as the theme.
You must use a cricut cartridge with a die cut. That is it!! and have fun.


I put together a few of these for the nieces and nephews and then decided to do a few more for the adults. Everyone is a kid at heart right?


This character reminds me of Fiver in "Watership Down" if you have ever seen the movie. It is a great one for kids and adults alike.


  I used the stamps from PTI  Shaped Easter Eggs stamp set with versamark onyx Black ink


The image is from   and the cut is from Artiste cricut cartridge


I hope you like my Easter treat bags..


Supplies used.
American Craft cardstock
Artiste cricut cartridge
Nursery tails Imagine cartridge
Bazzill cardstock
ATG
wilton treat bags
A variety of store bought chocolates
and candies


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

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #248 EASTER

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 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!


Challenge #248-Easter

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Bugaboo Stamps




The prize is 7 digital stamps!

Create a project inspired by Easter

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.




Can you tell I used Bugaboo and elegant edges for my card base and lots of Copic markers.




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Challenges:
613 Avenue




                                                      Have a blessed day, Diana

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Winner of the Scrapbook Expo Haul and Giveaway


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Hi Everyone,


I have picked a winner for the scrapbook Expo 2015  Giveaway.
Watch my video and leave a comment. I may just give something to one of the comments posted





Have a blessed day, Diana

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Happy Easter! FWF


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Hi Everyone,

Easter is a little over a week away and I have hardly made any Easter cards. I need to get mine mailed out this weekend so I will be working on a few.  I love these Unity stamps awhile back I ordered a few of these grab bags, so now I am trying to use them. I love the deep etched rubber on these. I hope you like my card.  I used Kraft card stock and paper studio Country roads DP from HL. Versamark onyx black ink. I colored the flowers with Copic markers and then fussy cut them out. Sequins are from my CTMH store


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Have a blessed day Diana

DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY #153 EASTER



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Hi Friends, 

Is this year going quick or what?  I have gotten use to the time change, but I am busier than ever.  How does that happen?  What ever makes you think of Easter will work for this challenge.
I am sharing what makes me think of Easter


Welcome to 

DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #153


THEME:  EASTER/..... alternative thank you





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



The challenge will open at 9:00 am March 26,  2015 and

 will be open until 11:55 pm PST  April 8, 2015.   





Prize:


6x6 Paper Pad MME
red and white twine from my ETSY store
creative charms embellishments.  









Challenges:



Have a blessed day Diana


5 entry limit - no stacking

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge

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Hi Everyone,

Well I have a few projects to finish this a.m. then some visits and commenting and on to the search for the printer. I am also working on Easter cards, as you can see here. Also, a reminder to all of you, the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY "Anything Goes" challenge ends tonight at 11:55pm.  The cardstock I used is Neenah and core'dinations



I used the etched eggs stamp set from PTI for the sentiment and the sunrise die from PTI for  this CAS card.

Challenges:
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Have a blessed day, Diana

The Printer saga continues and a card

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Hi Everyone,

 You all have been great with your help and suggestions on the printer. I still have not made up my mind, I need to decide whether I want a photo printer or an all in one.  I have a photo printer, but it is older than the hp photo, copier scanner printer that just bit the dust.  If I get one or the other, I sacrifice either the economy of running it or the quality of good prints. I am trying to blend the two. I will still keep the photo printer I have until it quits, but in the mean time I have two more places to look tomorrow.  One guy spent over an hour with me explaining all the  features and differences of many machines.  I was quite happy  with how the prices have gone down and you get so much more. I don't even want to tell you how old my printer is -- I could not believe it.

The good news is,  I was able to return the ink cartridges for a full refund and the box was opened and I had even installed the black cartridge. I  showed the salesperson and he said, 14 day policy . So I was really thrilled with the store and the help I received. That was at Staples by the way- yes  a shout out for Staples.

Hopefully I can share more good news on the Printer Saga tomorrow, but for now I want to share this fun card I Made.


The stamp set is from CTMH, unfortunately is no longer available, it was a hostess reward stamp last year. The background card stock is available. I thought it was a fun whimsical card.and I got another 10 cards done for the womens conference tonight. My goal is to get them finished by this Saturday. If I can get 20 done a night, I am doing  good. I have 110 finished as of tonight, 115 to go.


Have a blessed day, Diana


Monday, March 23, 2015

MOJO Monday!! Let's Chat!

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Hi Everyone, 

I hope you are having a wonderful Monday.
Has it been a good Monday for you? or has it been fraught with problems?

Mine started out really good, actually the problem all began yesterday. My black ink cartridge was not printing, so I went out first thing this am to buy a new one. Three others were expired so I thought I would buy them also. Well, you have to order them or buy them in the multi pack. So I thought OK, I will buy the multi pack. because you get 6 and it would have cost me more just to buy 3.  I go home put the black in, it reads genuine hp cartridge. Black is not printing. I get online, I watch 5 videos trying to figure out how to fix it.  
Bottom line... I need a new printer. The sad thing is, this printer is a photo printer and has a great scanner on it. My search is on. Any tips on printers and your experiences would greatly be appreciated. 
I am hoping I can return the other inks now, that would be a good portion toward the new printer. we shall see.I will keep you posted





So How fun is this? All the patterns are made from stamps, no DSP here.
 My card stock is PTI Fine linen the stamps sets I used are "Asian Fusion"  and "sketched shapes". The ink is CTMH Thistle, sky, flaxen and chocolate  and versamark onyx black. I inked all the edges with chocolate. The twine is from my stash. The button is a deep purple from my vintage buttons collection.

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MOJO

Have a blessed day, Diana
I followed the sketch from MOJO 

BBTB2 Challenge "Frame it"

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Hi Friends,
Welcome to the BBTB2 challenge. Our DT sister Mayra has chosen the challenge this week, she has challenged us to create a card, layout or project using  " A Frame" as the theme.
You must use a cricut cartridge with a die cut. That is it!! and have fun.


I hope you like my card. I finished off the inside also.


Supplies used.

Elegant edges Cricut cartridge for the frame
DCWV (frame)
swiss dots embossing folder
kaiser-craft bloom


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

Sunday, March 22, 2015

"Graphic 45 Design Team Audition 2015"



Hi Everyone,

It is that time of year again, when Graphic 45 chooses its design team for 2015.  Here are the projects I have created for submission along with a few that I have made in the past. Before I begin, Did I say, I love Graphic 45 Designer cardstock?  I do.

I will start off with  this pendant, I used "By the Sea" Graphic 45 collection, I zeroed in on this unique sea horse and then added liquid glass to the  domed glass, applied it to the sea horse, let it dry, trimmed it,and then placed it inside the faux antiqued gold pendant.





For my  next project I used "Time to Flourish" Paper series . This was a very quick and easy card to make, using layering and to give this great effect I used the journaling card and ephemera. My card base is 5 x 7,the journaling tag is 4 x 6. The ephemera pocket was already die cut and scored and then I just popped the tag inside. Easy peasy.







Lately I have been making quite a few of these tr-fold cards with the matching embossed envelope.  The card measures 4 1/4 x 5. The envelope is made from the same card stock


 I used the Graphic 45 By the sea  Designer series paper collection for this card also.


For this snow globe, other than the backing I fussy cut everything out. 


I used spellbinders dies for the card.



The snow globes are super fun. A absolutely love doing 3D projects, I find them relaxing to make and fun to see them finished, and everyone loves to get them as a gift.









  I also love hand coloring, embossing and  using paint and chalk. I can not think of anything I do not like about arts and crafts



 Here are a few more examples of what I like to do




I hope you have enjoyed my audition. Have a blessed day, Diana

ANNOUNCEMENT!!!! about my challenges YEAH!!!!!


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Hi Everyone, I hope you are enjoying a fun Sunday, we got some much needed rain again yeah!!!!.

Before I give you the announcement, I have to say I am super behind on Birthday cards. so these are just a few of the dozens I made yesterday.  Also the Women's conference is coming up and  it is two weeks earlier this year, than previous years. Right now, I have 90 of the 240 cards I am making, completely finished - the rest are in stages of being finished. I do not show anyone the cards until the day of the conference. Of Course the hubs sees them because they are here.  If you have not seen me around,  it is because I am inundated with paper projects (which I love of course).



 I made 12 of these Birthday cards in different patterns, I need to have some on hand, I don't want to get behind again, it is to hard to catch up.  If you like these and you would like to make some yourself, you may consider buying the artfully sent cricut cartridge from my CTMH on line store, I will throw in a special goody to sweeten the offer. contact me for info.


A friend of mine really liked the card I used for the challenge#152 (the girls hugging). I really could not remember what carts I used to make it, but because she liked it so much, I decided to make it for her as her B-day card. I used  "Something to celebrate" (cricut circle cartridge) and better together for the patterned paper I cut the image at 4 1/4. I hope you like it to.


So now on to my announcement... As you know my challenges begin at 9:00 am on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month and run until the Tuesday 12 day later. I will be extending the challenges for another 24 hours, including the one that is running right now. Which means you will have until Wednesday at 11:55 pm to enter. Which will give you two full weeks to enter the challenge, and give me two full weeks to enjoy all the wonderful projects that everyone inspires me with.

Also, because of this change the winners will be announced on the FRIDAY, SATURDAY, or SUNDAY after the challenge--there are many ways to find out if you have won.

1.Look on my right sidebar.under the challenge it will say winner and the name- if you don't see that I probably haven't picked a winner yet.

2. There is a winner tab at the top of my blog which has the numbered challenges and a link to the winner post

3.on my blog to the bottom left you will see archives of posts --LOOK for the posts that are titled WINNER.

Winners have 2 weeks to claim their prize, if you don't claim it, it goes back to be a prize for a future challenge.

What do you think do you like the change?

Which of the 2 Birthday card designs do you like best?

Have a blessed day Diana


challenges:
613

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Friends with Flair "Hoppin by to tell you hi"


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Hi Everyone,

I love this little rabbit,  I stamped him, colored his carrot and the grass, fussy cut him out and then find a nice background for him.  Stamped the sentiment and I have a pretty cute Easter card for someone to enjoy.





Yes this is one of those Unity stamps you just have to have.


challenges:
FWFhttp://www.theunitystampco.blogspot.com/2015/03/friends-with-flair_20.html
http://anyaoddiesandothers.blogspot.com/p/unity.html



Have a blessed evening, Diana

DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #152 "ANYTHING GOES"


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Hi Friends, 

Are you use to the time change yet? That is if you are one of the lucky people that have to go through this ritual twice a year.  I know it takes me a few weeks to get use to it.


Welcome to week # 2 of the

DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #152


THEME:  ANYTHING GOES)/..... alternative thank you


These are both two cards I made, over a year ago, you can even share cards you have made a year ago for this challenge. 












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



The challenge will open at 9:00 am March 12,  2015 and

 will be open until 11:55 pm PST  March 24, 2015.   


 1 ENTRY PER DAY - no stacking




Prize:















Challenges:



Have a blessed day Diana

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

"Big Hugs"

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Hi Friends,

I was going for a more masculine approach to my sweet trifold butterfly card and I came up  with this.


  I love how this came out


The cardstock is from a stack my friend Katie gave me that she got from hobby lobby  their store brand,  the paper studio "country road ".   The stamped butterfly is from Verve "happy place", The sentiment is from "big Hugs occasions"my CTMH store. This stamp set is the perfect set 

What do you think Did I pull it off?

Challenges:
WAW

Have a blessed day, Diana
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