Monday, October 31, 2011

MONDAY-Evening- Happy Halloween

Hi Everyone,
Stay safe out there!!!!!

Here are some treat bags I've been working on today for tonight's handouts.  I have already given some out so I thought I better photograph them so I can enter them into some challenges.

So here are the images:
They are in a Harry Potter book that opens up and says spooky things.

This will fit a few challenges  I will post them as I find them. Except for the witches all those characters on the  bag were part of my winnings from Agnes at

BBTB2:  A Ghost from paper dolls
BBTB2: Happy Hauntings witch
FCC:  Birds
Frosted Designs: food or candy
CARDZ TV spooky, monster and halloween

MONDAY- Morning- AGAIN __experimenting with Stamping background paper

Experimenting again making background paper with stamps. I used a Basic grey stamp set and an inkadinkadoo  all occasion stamp set.
Jenni Bowlin and versafine inks and whisper strokes pens to color in the balloons.
PTI card stock basic white and New leaf.

Birthday sundaes:

MONDAY- Morning- experimenting with Stamping background paper

I really like this tree image from S&P stamps, the rectangle and the star are also on this set. To stamp this background paper I used Jenni Bowlin inks (candy stick, cough syrup, lemon drops, seed packet and malted milk). The Holly Jolly Christmas is from My Pink Stamper Winter treats and sayings- the Holly Jolly is one stamp and the Christmas is a portion of another stamp that I used a whisper strokes pen to just ink up that word. This is stamped on PTI basic white all the other papers are PTI leaf prints set. The little tiny flowers are from a basic gray stamp set that I won over at Creative cutter room

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday Evening-

Hi Everyone,
I seem to be getting in the swing of things, as far as posting and Provo Craft corrected the problem with the imagine not recognizing the cricut carts.  I did all the updates today and so far everything I have tried has worked I need to visit some of you tomorrow- I definitely need to get to the gym, I did a  lot of sitting and eating, but I would not trade it for anything. It was great seeing my family.
All papers are PTI (spring moss, leaf prints), except for the little Nursery Tails image of the deer, which is printed on AC card stock. The ribbon is sheer apple green and the sentiment is from Studio g.  This is a very simple A2 card. I did some layering with  4 different patterns which gives it a more intricate look.
I'm entering this into
Whimsical Wednesday:Fall- must include an animal 
Craft Creations Challenge: FALL

I love how this turned out I hope you do to.


Here is my Hello Kitty Spooky Halloween  Ghost post.  Hello Kitty decided to wear a Darth Vader Ghost costume. Fits these challenges:
BBTB2: Hello Kitty Halloween challenge
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge: Spooky time with a ghost on it
Die cuttin Divas: Halloween colors
Shopping our stash: Halloween or Fall


Hi Everyone,
Thank you all for the well wishes on my trip.
I can not believe how much dust accumulates in 10 days. I had to get in my art studio ASAP.
Here is what I have for you.

First of all I really got excited about Christmas after having gone to Bronner's. That is why the Christmas card.
First I took PTI basic white 4 x5.25 card stock and ran it through my BIG KICK with  a Christmas themed texture plate.
I don't have a rubber brayer so I used stamping foam and rolled it around my plastic brayer. Then, I rolled it on an ink pad and then rolled it over my embossed image, to get this cool effect.  The ink I used is Jenni Bowlin seed packet and cough syrup around the sentiment.

This is the finished card. The card is an A2  size.  The brad and Sentiment is from Theresa Collins

 I thought while I'm experimenting I might as well do a few more ATC's this is just the beginning of this series.

Here is the link to the Bronner's Christmas store. Oh and they have free shipping until October 31st with a certain amount purchase. If  you can't find a code e-mail me and I will look it up and get it to you.

Thanks for visiting.
Hugs, Diana

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Hi Everyone,

Thanks for stopping and visiting me while I was travelling. I can't belive the visit is coming to an end.  I am  l.  ooking forward to getting home and I'm sad to be leaving at the same time, that is human nature.

Friday, October 28, 2011


Hi Everyone,

Today I will pick my mom up and we will visit with her two brothers and their wives I am so excited. I don't see them too often.

 I made eight cards yesterday and gave them to all my nieces and nephews and I forgot to take a picture. Oh well.

I am really enjoying this visit.

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Hi All,
this is exciting, This week I was at the largest Christmas store in the world.  You get to benefit.
Has any on ever been to Bronner's  In Frankenmuth, Michigan?

I picked up an ornament, just for one of you.  It is a surprise

 leave a comment on this post to win it.

Thanks for stopping by I love to read your comments 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Hi All,

I will be shipping out the winner for the handmade flowers and the fall paper on MOnday the 31st..  Make sure you come back tomorrow to leave a comment on Thankful Thursdays post for the surprise giveaway there will be a hint tomorrow. I get home late Saturday night. I am having such a great time with my family.  Tommorrow I get to watch a neice and nephew practice cheerleading and football.  I got quite a few ATC's done while traveling.

The winning # is 19

Jessica  Please E-mail me your snail mail so I can get this to you.

Have a great day- I am very limited with what I can do in the way of designs and posting right now.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tuesday Morning Celebrate the occasion Challenge #36

Here we are again celebrate the occasion.  Our project this week is a fall theme.

The paper I used is Echo Park DCWV AND PTI- I love how this came out

Please be sure to link your project up by Sunday 30th of October by 11:59 est to be eligible for the monthly giveaway. Link up (click Here)

Monday, October 24, 2011


Hi Everyone,

Yesterday was super weather was 64 and sunny. Both my brothers looked great and got back in the early evening and had dinner with nephews and their families and sis B-i-l and mom Today is suppose to be 66. I'll try to post something later.

Sunday, October 23, 2011


Hi All,

Just saying a quick hi! so far,  a great day. Going somewhere special tomorrow, you will all benefit from it. I will fill you in tomorrow.  I do not have much time right now, for internet access
I will probably post the random winner for last weeks giveaway on Tuesday.

Saturday, October 22, 2011


Hi All,

I am not getting too much creative time in, but I did go shopping with my BFWF  I love that Wal-Mart is open 24 hours here, because this is so totally not me.  We had fun helping until 1:00 am. I got the MEOW CART last night on sale totally excited to get back home and and work with it.  I am enjoying being with my mom so much. I stay with her almost all day, so far.

TOMORROW- I will see all the folks from  my child hood that still go to the church I went to in my youth.   Breakfast with my oldest brother to follow.
We will then go up north with my sister and B-I-L to visit my other brother.

Remember you have until midnight for the Thankful Thursday giveaway.
Click on the Starbucks Card to the right and leave a comment. I will try to get the random winner posted tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by. Big hugs DIANA L.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thursday evening

Hi All,
Thanks for your well wishes!
I made it.
Drive from airport was crazy the wind and rain was one of th worst I have ever driven I will try to post again tomorrow. Big Hugs Diana


Good Morning.

A while back I had made these distressed flowers from unbleached coffee filter cones.

I forgot that I was going to give them away so if you would like a chance to win these along with   8--- 3 1/2 x 5   sheets autumn  patterned paper.  They are sized and ready to put on an A2 card as a back ground

Here is the link  (Click Here) to the post for you to Leave a comment -- A few people had already left comments there, you have until October 29th at midnight to leave a comment.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Good Morning Everyone,

I just wanted to say Hi this may be all I get to post today.
All I have access to right now is my Touch Pad.
I'll be able to comment if I can get WiFi -
I'm flying out to see my mom and the rest of the family and celebrate a couple of three year olds birthdays.  It is always so much fun watching them eat cake and open gifts.
Hope you are all having a great day.

Hugs, Diana
thanks for stopping in

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday Morning Winner for ----------Three girl Jam blog hop

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are having a great morning. The winner of the 3 Girl Jam blog hop gets to choose two bundles of their  favorite colors from the awesome selection that Julie offers over at three girl jam.  If you didn't win, she still has a great special going on with free shipping until the end of October.  Here is the link
3 Girl Jam

Julie is the one who hosted and sponsored the blog hop and I just want to say a special Thank you to Julie for putting it together so well.

We all had so much fun working with the ribbon that she gave us to experiment with.  Lucky me, I still have some left that I can have fun with.  Oh have a good day--- ooops so excited  about that ribbon I almost forgot to say who the winner was. I used and the winning number is

33 abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...
Great pumpkins! Love how you used the ribbon! Glad to be a part of this hop with you! Carri~abusybee
Congratulations Carri, Email me your snail mail address  and your choice of colors so I can get the info to Julie then  she can ship your ribbon out ASAP Thanks for stopping by:

Monday, October 17, 2011

MONDAY----MORNING-- October 17--We have a WINNER Song Bird Cartridge

Good morning Everyone,

I was so busy yesterday. How quickly the day went
I did do the for the winner I have not been able to figure out how that works tto post it on my site any tips would be appreciated. 
I want to thank all of you for playing along please be sure to check on Thursday for another
Thankful Thursday giveaway
and the winning number  is

16 Amy said...
What a great pumpkin card- fabulous papers as usual- and thanks for the chance to win that AWESOME cartridge! :)Amy CONGRATULATIONS AMY E-mail me your snail mail address and I will get this in the mail to you ASAP

MONDAY- Morning- experimenting with layering dies

This is an A2 card on
PTI Spring moss, Basic white, and fall patterns
The ribbon is sheer green apple
The stamp and the brads are Teresa Collins Christmas Home
Versink Onyx black

I cut the green patterned paper 1/4 inch smaller than the card stock.
I then punched the corners with with MS corner punch
I  stamped on white card stock,
I die cut the label out of the red patterned paper, put the Christmas tree brad up in the top left corner I placed it over the one inc strip of dotted paper with the ribbon tied on it. I die cut the circle put it on top

Sunday, October 16, 2011


This is the tag that goes to the treat boxes that I made for the pinkalicious blog hop, I had not made them yet so I was able to make them to qualify in the Cricut 360 challenge.

Saturday, October 15, 2011


My last LUFP- I felt compelled to finish what I started even though it ended yesterday.


This giveaway will end tonight at midnight I will announce the winner tomorrow. to enter: (CLICK HERE)

This giveaway will end on October 22, 2011 midnight for info and to enter: (Click Here)


 Good Morning,
I ended my Friday evening with linking up for pink and I'm starting my morning linking up for pink. I am always experimenting.  Here is my latest. I took Quik Kutz stamping foam and created my own ribbon stamp, and then I put it on a QK rocker. I used colorbox Pink ink and I used a red sable watercolor brush and water to give it the watercolor effect. I made a few different kind I really like how they came out and I need to link one more up for pink, because I missed the first day.

 I used one of my discarded watercolor paintings and cut up a bunch of  2 1/2 x 3/12 ATC's, for further use
 Here I am stamping to get a faded look, I think it came out pretty good, depending on the back ground paper I use this may work real well.
Here is my finished card
PTI spring moss cardstock
All my patterned paper is from heirloom (IC)
colorbox chalk ink
sentiment: TCP studios Faith sayings

OOOps!  LUFP ended last night at midnight I thought it was tonight at midnight- I will still do one more card today.

Friday, October 14, 2011

FRIDAY- ---very late EVENING-- LUFP

This is another ATC I'm Linking it up for Pink   (Click Here)


A2 card
PTI card stock
Stampendous stamp
Chalk box green ink
Stazon timber brown ink
Sticko Stickers

MS punch

Birthday Sundaes: Fall colors

FRIDAY- ---EVENING-- - My Pink Stamper Blog Hop Challenge

 This Hop was perfect timing for me these boxes are cut from Sweet tooth boxes cartridge I cut them at 9, 9.5,10 and 10.5. The will fit cookies in them nicely
I used DCWV Halloween stack from last year and AC card stock. I love when I use my supplies. I will be using the scraps to make tags. I ll post that later.

Here it is:  I used "Winter Treats and Sayings" stamp set  from MY PINK STAMPER

I'm also linking this up to Whimsical Wednesdays(CLICK HERE) : no tricks Just treats
and More than Favors  (CLICK HERE): Treat Bags or Boxes

Thanks for stopping by


 Ever since I saw this challenge on Monday, I have been  thinking what would I make that I would hang on my walls at home, from cricut cuts. With Christmas around the corner. I thought this would be perfect and even after I made it I thought I would put this on my wall.

This is medium sheet copper, I used Cricut Cartridge Christmas Noel for the angel and I used Chomas engraving tool, I just love these products. I ATG'D the SEI paper onto the wooden stretcher bars, then went from there layering the papers the frame is 7 1/2 x 9 1/4
the first paper cut is 7x9
the next is 4 1/4x 4 3/4, 4x 41/2, 3 3/4x 4 1/4
the Angel is engraved at 3" and then  again using the deep cut blade , it didn't quite cut all the way through so I used scissors to finish it up.
I absolutely love how this came out.
For the engraving tool that I used  (CLICK HERE)


 Day & Night Textile (category 6)

(info on the back of this card would be category #
That would be the minimum info that should be on the back. Leave as much info as you like
These are two separate ATC's.  For those of you who would be interested in being part of this Exhibit. The deadline for entry has been extended to November 2, 2011. The info hasn't been update at this time, but will be shortlyHere is the link

when you get there go to exhibition schedule then click on Artist trading card exhibit.
I will video tape the exhibit and put it on YOU TUBE also. If you have any question please feel free to ask me. You can also click on the ATC card on my right side bar.
 these pieces are 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 "
I am very excited about this exhibit. Some of you have already entered and I am very thankful for that. I met with a group of artists last night that have all been published in their field and are participating. Their work was incredible. One of the artist showed me 14 cards that she has already done. Another artist who is in a museum right now is contributing 6 pen and inks.  I spoke with a clerk/college student at an art store the other day who was doodling and I said, That looks like the beginning of an artist trading card. She replied "It is, I'm entering this, in this exhibit, as she pulled out the flyer with all the info. I introduced myself to her and I'm glad I did, I clarified a few questions for her, and now she is excited  to.  It is contagious

I love reading your comments, Thanks for visiting. I hope to see your ATC's

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Very simple ATC--2 1/2" by 31/2
Another breast cancer awareness project - I decided I would do a series of these for part of my ATC art  exhibit/trade/fundraiser. Did not want to call it a day until I got my LUFP card done. 
To check out LUFP (CLICK HERE)

THURSDAY--Afternoon - Thankful (Gratitude) Thursday Giveaway

Wow! what an incredible week -- again so much to be thankful for.
I really must apologize for not come to visit  you on your blogs as much as I would like. My server has been down intermittently.  When I have had the opportunity to get on the internet I would be doing my posts and then get to visit a few blogs and then it would go down. I was typing this post and it went down. I'm thankful to be back --see what I mean always something to be thankful for.

Now, I will be busy working on the art exhibit so I will post what I can  when I can. I do have a Thankful Thursday giveaway.
Most of you seem to like the Starbucks coffee giveaway, so that will be the giveaway along with a set of my new coffee cards.  This is the new set.  It is a fall theme with coffee and dessert (a muffin).
This giveaway will end October 22,2011  at midnight.

2 chances to win
1. Be  a follower or become one
2. Post it on your side bar

A2 size card
PTI Kraft cardstock
Better together and Enjoy the season
TCP studio stamp
stazon timber brown ink
Twine (brown)
It also qualifies for
Cooking with  cricut  challenge (Click Here)
and Die Cuttin Divas. (Click Here)
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