Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Good Morning Friends,

It is my design day over at Shop Pumpkin Spice Blog, today. I am so thrilled with the products that we carry over there  and I think you will be to. If you haven't given  these products a try , you really don't know what you are missing, always 30% off, or more, great service and reliable products
If you have ordered leave me a comment letting me know what you think of our products and service.
On to my design.

One of my friends from college is having a birthday, and I wanted to make her something special.  I decided on a set of monogram cards. These are the four I made. I used the new cricut cartridge that just came out called "Letter Envy"  It is one of my favorites. I love typography and lettering, it was one of my favorite courses in college.  The paper I used is My Minds Eye, Lost and found "Madison Ave".  These cards came together fairly quickly. The base is an A2 size, cream colored card stock. The letter "D" was cut @ 3.1. The patterned paper was cut @ 4x5.25, then I used a corner rounder on the top right and then on one of the cards I added three dots of stickles.
All the name brand products I used can be purchased at Shop Pumpkin Spice

atg tape

Also, Remember this Saturday is our Monthly Blog hop
designs and the view of our new monthly kit.

I am also entering this in these challenges:
Simon says:Anything goes
BBTB2: Any monogram cartridge
Have a blessed Day, DIANA L.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012





Good Morning Friends,

Here is another card I made as an encouragement card for someone who is feeling a bit down.
A2 size card
stampers select
Jenni Bowlin ink

Have a blessed day, DIANA L.

Monday, February 27, 2012


This is 4.25x 5.50
I used the sketch from cards for men and rotated it counterclockwise

My base is PTI stampers select and all the images and papers are from Imagine more cards (IC)
The brads are from mm

Another card this time I am entering the following
Cards for men:Sketch
FCC: purple green and turquoise

Have a blessed day,


Hi again,
This is mainly a scrap card 4.25x 4.25 The only thing new is the L which is from Letter envy, which arrived Saturday. I'm looking forward to exploring this cartridge a bit more, this is one of my favorite things to do Typography and lettering, I really like the basic mathematics of the ratio of height to width and making the fonts work with the images.  Rambling again. Now I have to get to work, see you all later.

 Challenges :

Mojo Monday:sketch
BBTB2: monogram
MIM: Linky party
My Grafico: flowers
Paper creations ink: show us your style

Have a blessed day, Diana


Good Morning Friends,

The cards that we need to have on hand. I would rather be making congratulations on your baby cards.  This is also part of life, so I want to have a few on hand. I used smokey shadow for the base stampers select for the white PTI Asian fusion for the stamped vase and sentiment  and  the frame was from Button Boutique The inks are clorbox. I stamped the vase and flowers, then I fussy cut the image.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a blessed day, Diana

Sunday, February 26, 2012


I am so honored that a few of my blog friends  (blends)
Have given me this award.
I received it from Cely , Amy
I feel badly that I have not been commenting  as much as I had been in the past. I have to say, sometimes it takes me a half an hour to leave three comments because of the new blogger double verification words, that I can not read. I have heard this from numerous people.
When I'm using my touch pad it is even worse because the touch pad corrects my spelling, which none of these words are a word anyway. So I literally cannot leave a message, unless I am at my computer. Enough of that. If you have word verification on, please consider turning it off. I would be happy to walk you through how it is done.


Here are the terms under which this 'Green Blend Award" are to be given.

1.) This award is for any co-blogging friend who has helped your blog in any and all ways.

2.) This award is for any co-blogging friend who has cheered you along in your blog building, craft advancing career.
3.) This award is for any co-blogging friend who always stops by and is kind to you. you can count on them to always be one of the great comments at the end of your posts.

4.) This award is to be given to 3 to 5 Blends whom you feel meet the listed requirements.

5.) Create a post with the terms of use and publish your Blends of Choice.

6.) Blend of choice may copy the award from your blog and proudly post it on theirs.

7.) Blend of choice may continue the kindness by issuing this award to keep the circle forever growing.

I am passing this award to the following blogs:
3. Karen 

Ps. I have a new linky at the top left of my blog please consider clicking follow.

Thanks for stopping by, Have a blessed day Diana

Saturday, February 25, 2012


Good Evening Friends,

I'm still working on the "TAXES" (bad word).
The card I made the other day just did not seem fitting for my nephew (turning 12), so I made this spinner card tonight.
 I'm making a big pot of chili. It is cooking while I'm crafting. Yeah!!
This was so fun. I forgot how much I liked making this a few years ago, when I got  the cartridge.
I cut everything at 5.5
Wala. I love the way it came out

I'm entering this in
2 sisters challenge:anything
Crazy for Challenges: 2 layers
Sweet stampin': It's a man thing

Have a blessed evening, Diana

Friday, February 24, 2012


Good Evening Friends,
I have been wanting to use this  Basic Grey paper for a long times, so I am using it along with the Mojo Mondays sketch. The buttons are cut from PTI leaf prints paper with the Button boutique die. Both papers match really good. I used stickles on the buttons and colorbox espresso ink on the edging and the sentiment which is from  PTI -Asian Fusion. The ribbon is Offray.
Have a blessed Evening.

MOJO Monday:sketch



Good Afternoon Everyone,

Click on the link above I just wanted to remind you that the Challenge above ends tomorrow @ 11:59
 There are only 8 entries so far--- that means chances of winning are pretty good.
 Pieter Brueghel the younger paying the tax 1620-1640

I really wanted to do some work with art paper today, sadly I have to work with the paper I don't like too much Tax form papers I hope we will get to visit with each other  soon.
I am sorry I have not been visiting  you all much, but I have been gone a lot of the month and then when I am here, it is doing laundry and then packing for the next trip. Looking forward to this being in the past. 

Hugs, Diana

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Good Morning Friends

It is Thursday and that means another DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge.
 I really like to see all of you be comfortable sharing your work.  We all work hard at making the cards or our layouts, crafts or art. I love the fact, that there is the site on the web, this way I do not have to judge any of your work, I love it all.  That is why this challenge,  will be another anything goes. You will have until March 10 to linkup - the give away will be a surprise-

Also for those of you who don't know March is National craft month Joann's has their coupon commotion going on.

I am so thankful for today and thankful for all of you who come to visit, and also for inviting me to come visit you. So here is the card I made for my Thankful Thursday.  I needed a Birthday card  Anything Goes.

This is an A2 card
The base PTI: New leaf
The sentiment & stems  PTI: Asian Fusion
Ink: Espresso Colorbox
Die cut buttons: PTI button Boutique
Liquid pearls on the boots in platinum
The flowers are colored in with Sakura Neon pens

I am entering this in these challenges:
DCD: favorite pet
Crafty  Ribbons challenge
Crop Stop: Is is blooming outside
 More than favors: Circles
Stampin' sisters in Christ : flowers
Paper playtime: pet with a sentiment

Love to read your comments,  Have a blessed day, Diana

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Remember tomorrow will be a new DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY at 6:00 pm.

Another reminder: you have until Sat Feb 25th  @ 11:59 to link a project up this DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge

Good Evening Everyone,

This is for the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY Challenge that was posted on February 2 that ended February 18th ANYTHING GOES.
Will the winner please contact me and send me your snail mail address so I can get your surprise to you

Congratulations cricutalltime.!!!
Please Congratulate the winner, Come back tomorrow for a new DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge.
Have a blessed Evening, Diana


Good Morning Friends,
I got my hands on some liquid pearls this weekend. They are inside the heart inside the bug at the top of the boots.  I have been wanting to use this for a long time, so I am really thrilled I have some now.

This was another fun card to make I used the Paisley cartridge because I did not have the Nate's ABC's which was the required cartridge for the BBTB2  challenge.
I'm also entering this in the Fantabulous cricut Challenge: ribbon and lace.
The patterned paper is from Ancestry(IC)

Have a blessed day, Diana

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

FEBRUARY 21 2012***TUESDAY***ALICE with Heart

Good morning Friends,

Here is something else I worked on over the weekend. I love making ATC's, because I  really do work outside the box. For those of you who follow me, you may not know this side of me. So here is this side of me. Unconventional, wild, recalcitrant, and basically a rebel, not really, I just like art for art sake, the process is what I like, the feel of the paper and the results of the different media.  I am using a digi image and I have colored it with Copic markers  and Prisma color pencils.

This was not part of the workshop, it was just something I took with me to work on while I was there. I hope you like it. Actually that was part of the workshop to bring whatever you want to work on.
I 'm rambling again--- go figure.

I love reading your comments.
Have a blessed day, Diana

Monday, February 20, 2012


Good Evening,
We made it home. I slept most of the way home, and when I wasn't, I was feeding my face (according to DH).  I bought this to bring home to eat later  (later has all ready been, I just had one of the claws. If you look closely at my ruler that claw measures 9" across the top. It is from the black bear diner, They do have a website. I posted one of these last year, but this was the first time we ever ate at the restaurant. The food was  good and fresh.

On to the card this was one of the cards I made during the workshop.
I took my E2 with me.  So this is from just a note, one of the exclusive cartridges that come with it. I don't use it much so I thought this would be a good opportunity if it is all I have with me then, I will have to use it. The card base is Bo bunny I love it it cut like butter, the patterned paper is Echo Park (my fav) Happy Days, which you can purchase @ Shop Pumpkin Spice.  The button s were given to me at the workshop and I added glitter to them. There are 2 brads on the cake plate to the left, which is for a challenge

 If you will notice on the inside of the card there is a Happy Birthday, Which is part of another challenge.
Now I am off to go find those challenges that I made this fro and then I will post them below.
There are still two fingers of the bear claw left. I think I will eat some yogurt though.

4 crafty chicks: double down
Frosted Designs: brads
Exploring cricut: anything goes
Allsorts: Anything goes
Hiding in my craft room: glitter
 Crafty creations: Fancy folds
Crafting for all seasons: shaped card


Good Morning Friends,

We are heading home in a couple of hours. It takes about three hours to drive, unless we stop for a bite to eat. I will be posting later.  I made  four cards, which I will share one later and hopefully enter into some challenges.  I hope you are all enjoying your day off.

Hugs, Diana

Sunday, February 19, 2012

FEBRUARY 19, 2012***SUNDAY**** A card From a Dear Friend

Good Morning Everyone,
My dear friend from college sent me this card for valentines day, isn't it great?
I keep trying to get her to start a blog and share more of her creative work and ideas.
I just got back to my MIL's house.  I had a great time tonight with the other designers
I have some goodies to share with you all when I get home.

Have a blessed day, Diana

Saturday, February 18, 2012


Good Morning Friends,
Check this out my friend Cely sent me this for Valentines day. She did a great job on the coloring. I am going to have to find a copic certification class in my area.  I have about a dozen copics right now. I don't normally use them. She has inspired me to want to try my hand at these a little bit more. Today I'm in the Sacramento area visiting family and I will also be meeting up with some other artists,  I'll tell you more about that, next week
Have a blessed day, Diana

Friday, February 17, 2012



Good Morning Everyone,

This is one of the many  ATC' s that I did last year for the exhibit.  I will show you some more next week, from some of the other artists that contributed, and how I installed it

I hope you are all looking forward to a fun weekend.  I want to remind you all that the DL.ART  THANKFUL THURSDAY Challenge: ANYTHING goes is open until 11:59 pm, February 18.

Here is the winner for the Challenge that ended February 11, 2012

When there is a random  number chosen the number refers to the project entry, not the comment.

 Congratulations Jenn  N!!!!!!  Please e-mail me your snail mail address and I will get this in the mail to you next week  .

Check these out
There are also two other challenges going     
 DL. ART Thankful Thursday ending  February 25, 2012

 DL. ART Thankful Thursday ending  March 3, 2012

Have a Blessed day, Diana

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Hi Everyone,

Welcome to Carri's birthday blog hop.

You should have arrived here from Cely's and if not you can always start back at the beginning at Georgiana or continue on from here the choice is yours. We just want you to join the party and have some fun and maybe you will win along the way.

My friend Carri is having a Birthday today, isn't that great? I am so thrilled to be part of this celebration she is such a wonderful, caring and helpful person. I just love her to pieces.

I was stumped as to what to make because I have so many projects going on I wanted to do something that was easy, but because it was Carri's Birthday I wanted it to be something special. I have been working on this for a couple of weeks. I love the way the way it came. It was easy it just took a lot of time. It is one of those projects that you can work a little here and a little there and evetually you are done.

I used Flower shoppe and I cut everything at 3". I used stickles in the middle of each flower to give it some bling. I named the piece, because the flower in the middle is different and special compared to all the others. I printed the paper for that one, from Vintage papers (IC).

                                        " Happy Birthday, You are Unique" 

It was so much fun and so relaxing I actually almost fell asleep while working on it. I hope you like it.Check out everyone on the lists designs, for Carri's birthday. I put the list there in case you get lost.
There are some prizes along the way:

To be Eligible to win any of the prizes
you must leave a comment on each post and be or become a follower of each persons blog in the hop. Speaking of prizes what would a party be without presents:

                                                                     My prize is:

I will pick the winner Wednesday Feb 28- come back and check if it is you

This is my entry into the CC challenge, because I am sharing the love and I made it for a friend

Thanks for hopping with us make sure you give the Birthday girl(CARRI) some Love.
I really appreciate your comments.


Good Morning Everyone,

I'm just giving you a few reminders and info

Thankful Thursday
 ANYTHING goes challenge ends 11:59 February 18 CLICK HERE to go to the challenge

Thankful Thursday:
 Purple and only one other color,  is open until February 25 at  CLICK HERE to go to the challenge

The new challenge DL.ART Thankful Thursday is to use yellow and a butterfly 

I used PTI Harvest gold for the card base,
The green dotted paper is from leaf prints,
Cuttlebug embossing folder : words
        "        : butterfly
  I was experimenting.  I bought these little mister bottles and made my own pearlescent mist.  Similar to tattered angels glimmer mist.  Here is what I did,  I took 1/8 teaspoon pearlescence  and mixed it with rubbing alcohol in the mister blottle, shook the bottle and wa la- I think I need to experiment a bit more it is not smudge resistant. I think I need some sort of binder to hold it all together.
 I will do some more research and get back to you on this one.
Then I ran it through the cuttle bug while it was still wet. The purple dotted paper is DCWV Nantucket.

This challenge will end on March 3 at 11:59 the random winner will receive a $15:00 gift card from Joann's.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments, Have a blessed day Diana

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

FEBRUARY 15, 2012***WEDNESDAY****Patterns, Buttons & Twine, Oh My.

 Good Morning Friends,

This is my day to post my design over at Pumpkin Spice Blog.  I really had fun with this one. I used Authentique Free bird series Endless & Fair-weather
6x6 heavyweight double-sided card stock. The base is Bazzill beetle black.
I cute the image in the middle from a spellbinders
Shapeabilities pendants "lotus"
I cross stitched each of the  American Crafts  "confetti" buttons with a different colored twine from  the Twinery. For the yellow button I used mandarin, for the salmon colored button I used Caribbean and for the aqua colored button I used lemon drop.
I added a little faux stitching at the bottom with a Sakura glaze pen.
For the center of the Lotus I used My pink Stamper from the "Lunch Box Thoughts" stamp set

Here is a close of  the twine and the buttons. I really love this paper. I think the colors are great.
You can click on any of the highlighted products to find the in the Shop Pumpkin Spice SHOP.
Remember everyday you can expect 30% off or more.  Also check out these items. Last month the card kit sold out in the first week.

February card kit

February Scrapbook Kit

I am also entering this into these challenges:
Craft your passion:
I hope you enjoyed my design, Have a blessed day, Diana

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Good Morning,

Happy Valentines Day  to all of you.
I finished these yesterday morning - I  will take these this morning to the women I meet with
This is what 90 treat filled goodie bags look like

The A2 size card was made with" Echo Park Yours Truly"
Everything I used on these projects except the computer generated type can be purchased through Shop SHOP PUMPKIN SPICE.

I'm entering the card in these challenges:
Celebrate the occasion: Valentines
 Die cuttin' Divas: Valentines
Docerela: Valentines

I'm right on schedule my next big project is the 210 Thank you cards I will be making for the women's conference in April.
Hugs Diana

Monday, February 13, 2012


Hello again,  I wanted to make probably the last of the Valentines cards. I used PTI for all the patterned papers and the ribbon. The brads are from MM and the gem in the heart at the top is from Bazzill. The corners are punched with the Ek success corner punch.

I am entering this into:

BBTB2: Love struck
CWC: Black and  Brads
 CC:    A gem/sequin and ribbon, 2 cricut cuts
Crafting for all seasons: Love is in the air
Crafty Bloggers Network: Love is in the air
Lexi's creations:Love

Have a great day,  Diana


Good Morning Everyone.

I am almost done with my 90 treats for the ladies tomorrow. I 2 things done at with one time.  I got a long talk on the phone with my SIL.  Putting these together is really a no brainer, but there are lots of pieces. I post them all later just for fun.

Here is a thinking of you card.

I love the golden color of the tea pot against the red leaf print paper I think the swirls add to the feel for Spring coming on, which always reminds me of friends, that have passed and that are still here.  I needed a I'm thinking of you card just to let someone know.

Is there someone you know that you should let know you are thinking of them?
Have a blessed day. Hugs, Diana

Sunday, February 12, 2012


I needed another Birthday cardand it also fits some challenges
It is cut at 4.2  and 2 on the imagine.
I love the colors and it is all printed and cut from my I machine.
Hope you enjoy I am entering this in the following challenges.
Birthday Sundaes:

Have a great evening, I hope to get some more visit in later I got some in last night. Glad to see everyone has been busy.
Have a great evening, Diana


Hi Friends,
I love the way this came out, I think it is certainly CAS. I thought of my friend Laurie who likes animal print anything .  I think they need glitter. What do you think ?

PTI: smokey shadow, vintage cream
hand made paper
My pink stamper
cuttle bug die flip flops
Ribbon Offray

My Pinks Stamper: Lunch box thought
Flip flops were inked with stampendous simply safari set
Ranger Ink:  walnut stain

My Pink Stamper

Saturday, February 11, 2012

FEBRUARY 11, 2012***SATURDAY***** A TAG****

Good Evening Friends,

I cut the tag at 3" from the Cricut  Sweetheart cartridge. out of PTI pure poppy and the love stamp is cut at 2.1. out of vintage cream.  The little hearts are cut out of textured metallic paper. I used a Sakura white gel pen for the faux stitching easy peasy.

I'm entering this into these challenges:
BBTB2: Tag
2 sisters challenge blog : a heart
Little scrap pieces: anything your heart desires
My Sheri crafts:Love is in the air
Karbor challenge: no cards

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day Diana


Good Afternoon Friends,

The embossing is done with a Marvy  roller gadget, I don't know how else to describe it-- It is the precursor to the embossing folders. I was going through my arsenal of art supplies and  thought I would give it a try. It came out pretty good I noticed the indentation is not as deep as with the embossing folders. I used PTI stampers white and Kraft. The other paper is handmade silk and cotton. The ribbon is offray. The circle flower is cut from Cricut cartridge flower shoppe. The 2 sentiments are both from My Pink Stamper "Lunch Box Thoughts " stamp set. I wanted to use the I love you, but I can't seem to find it. This one I think I may have vaccuumed up because I remember putting it back and it fits at the very bottom of the set.
I vacuumed my art room just before we left for five days  Boo Hoo if it turns up I will let you know.
I also used stickles and puff paint on the flower.
I love Valentines, I love making the hearts and I love seeing everyone all lovey dovey when their oout and about. Love is truly in the air.

I am almost done with my 90 candy treat holders, I'm not doing 90 of the mailboxes. just the treats- I am fitting it in between cooking, cleaning, and laundry.  Going away for 5 days sure put me behind.
My Pink Stamper: elements
Cupid's red wagon: Arrow

I hope to visit some of you later.Hugs, Diana


Thankful Thursday challenge ends tonight at 11:59 click here.

Good Morning everyone,

Here are the WINNERS for 2 of my Thankful Thursday challenges.

the one that ended January 28th
There were 8 entries: the winner for this one is

Karen please E-mail me your snail mail address so I can get the Gift card out to you.


and the February 4th winner is

Sherrie K. Please e-mail me your snail mail address so I can get these beautiful papers out to you right away.
and then to top it all off :
                       I was a Top Three Winner at Frosted designs

Frosted Designs

                                                                          February 10, 2012

and a              Top Five Winner over at Fantabulous Cricut blog.

Fantabulous Cricut

                                                                          February 8, 2012

Thanks for stopping by, have a blessed day, Hugs Diana
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