Saturday, March 31, 2012


Reminder DL.ART Thankful Thursday ends tonight at 11:59
Two others are open check them out on my  right sidebar.

Good Afternoon Everyone,
Wow!! It is the end of the month already and the old saying, "In like a lion out like a lamb" is not holding true today.  We are having wind gusts and stormy weather and the prediction is through tomorrow.

I got in about 1:00AM from the CC group over in San Jose and had a great  time. I didn't get as much done I as I thought I would, but I did get a lot of talk time in.  These are some of the goodies my circle friends made and gave out last night. I did get to meet up with Lezlye and Courtney, my team mates from SPS, it was great seeing and being with them.

That is all for now. I will check in with all of you in a little while.

Have a great day, Diana

Friday, March 30, 2012


Good Afternoon Friends,

Inspired by Jinger Adams

Did that name get your attention?
 Jinger Adams, was formerly the spokesperson for Provo Craft. She has now started her own blog and venturing with a new line of products, which will be available for everyone soon. There is a design team call, opened right now until The 31st of March. I'm pretty excited about the opportunity to try out for the team, and to get on it, would be even more awesome.  She has connected with The Scrap booking Queen for this adventure, make sure to check out that site also.
Everyone has the opportunity to try out, and I would suggest you do.  You never know it could be you. You will never know unless you try. So here is my design.  It is my style, I tend to make  multiples of items and this banner is no different.

I used two Cricut cartridges Yummy and Forever Young.

I have have joined together six little pennants with a reversible purple stitched ribbon, two different colored boots and 4 different shoes. It was a lot of fun to make and I hope you enjoyed it.

Looking forward to hearing your comments, and seeing your designs over at Jinger Adams blog.
Have a blessed day, Diana


 Good Morning Friends,
Here is the winner of the St. Patrick's day challenge.
Congratulations Liz O.
 Please send me an E-mail with you address so I can mail your winnings to you.

 Thanks for stopping by,  Diana
 Have a blessed day everyone

Thursday, March 29, 2012


Good Morning Friends,

I was thinking how interesting it was how the Thankful Thursday challenge evolved.  I started it the first week of November preparing my heart to be Thankful with Thanksgiving coming up. This is not to say that I was not Thankful on a daily basis anyway.   I just thought it would be fun to try out a challenge and who would have thought it would turn out to be this much fun and a reminder of how truly blessed we all our. So -- next week begins the sixth month.
Here is the challenge:
3x3 calling card use my card as inspiration

Here is my take on it:
On the back: you put any info about your self, that you want the recipient to have.
 I made a little scene for mine. I made 42 of these to exchange with the circle group on Friday.
 That should be a lot of fun.

You will have 16 days to enter this challenge , it will close on April 14th @11:59

I used AC card stock
 Liquid pearls
glossy accent to hold the ribbon on
MY smash stamp I love that thing

I think it is pretty fun looking.
springy and Easter.

Have a blessed day, Diana

I pray that each and everyone of you have something to be thankful for.


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

MARCH 28, 2012***WEDNESDAY***THE CAT'S MEOW......***

Good Morning Everyone,

 It is Design Day for me at  SHOP PUMPKIN SPICE BLOG.

Here is what I came up with. I fell in love with this "Three bugs in a rug "Frisky 6x6 paper stack", there is also a sticker sheet that goes with it.  I added some liquid pearls and I used punches for the circles. The button is from my stash
I used lemon drop twine from the Twinery. I also used ATG refill tape

All the brands I used can be purchased at Shop Pumpkin Spice.

Thanks for stopping by

Remember,  the new  kit of the month for April will available next weekend on the 7th be sure to join our monthly blog hop. The kit has a price of   $17.95

Also remember, you have until the end of the month to enter this months  Blog Hop challenge,  for a chance to win April 's kit. There are some rules, so be sure to read them, so you do not miss out on any opportunities you might have
to get extra entries.

 Shop Pumpkin Spice.
Challenge s:
Docerela creations : food

Have a blessed Day, Diana

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

MARCH 27, 2012***TUESDAY***DOMO ARIGATO.....***

Good Evening All,

Here I am with  a late post and a card. It is raining here right now. It has been one busy day.

 This is an A2 card
PTI card stock: chocolate and basic white
die cut & stamp  chair from On my couch
ink Jenni Bowlin: malted milk
computer generated sentiment
All designer papers from Bo Bunny:

CTO: Thank you
SOS: circle

Have a blessed Evening.

Monday, March 26, 2012

MARCH 26, 2012***MONDAY***I LOVE YOU BUNCHES......***

Good Afternoon Friends,

Did I ever de-hoard today! I got rid of some  things I really don't need.  These are things that aren't even worth giving away.

In the mean while I was doing all that, I had my cricut cutting and now, while I get  dinner going, I will get some exercise in.

I did get a smile on my face today after yesterdays heavy day.  Thank you my dear friend Cely for wishing me that it truly did happen.
Here is a card I made for a few challenges.

Isn't that just the most adorable little deer?
BBTB2: Flourish
Fantabulous: sweet animal
Stamping sisters in Christ: Everything

Liquid pearls
MPS: Lunch box thoughts
ink Versamark
Buttons:little red cottage

MARCH 26, 2012***MONDAY***NEW HOME......***

Good Morning Friends,

I chose round

On my Joann's haul the other day I got this new spellbinders die, so as you can see I am playing with it. I  think of quilting and stitching when I think of new home. I have a friend who is buying a new home. I will work a little more on different styles of cards.  I'm not sure if this is as real a look that I want for the card so you will probably see more in the  next few days.
A2 size card
 computer generated sentiment
CC:Birthday bash

Have a blessed day, Diana
P.s. I definitely need to clean my art room today!!!
Where is the Clean my art room Fairy when you need them?

Sunday, March 25, 2012


Good Evening Friends,
The celebration of life ceremony was very emotional. What a tribute to a great man. 
I came home finished up some of my household chores and had these papers still on my table so I thought I would make a baby card.  As I walked into church this morning the father of one of my friends said, his daughter was in labor as we speak.
Ironic How life is. I'm excited to find out about the baby so, I'll fill you in later
Card recipe 
card stock PTI and other 
spellbinders die
ink Jenni bowlin
sentiment: TPC studios
Liquid pearls silver

Have a blessed evening, Life is precious. Diana

MARCH 25, 2012***SUNDAY***WISHING YOU WELL......***

 Good Afternoon,

Our dear friend's memorial is today, so this will be a quick post. I'm going to make a dish to take for after the service. I will be back later.

A2 size card
PTI- card stock, and sentiment
Buttons from button boutique and the punch is Fiskars
ink: Jenni Bowlin

Until then, Have a blessed day, Thanks for stopping by, Diana

Saturday, March 24, 2012


Hi Everyone,
Thank you-- You can never say it enough.
This is an A2 sized card. These copic markers are just amaze me I can get some nice water color effects without pulling out all the paints. I may be hooked on these now. What I really love is the permanence. My faux stitching is done with the copics multi-liner which is water proof and smear proof, so if you want to color over it you can without fear of it bleeding color into another.
Have a great night, Diana

MARCH 24, 2012***SATURDAY***FOREVER 21......***

Happy Saturday Morning,

For all of you that do the Monday through Friday work week. I hope you are having a great sleep in.
 I got up pretty early today, as I usually  do. I really wanted to post this card yesterday, it was our my niece's  21st Birthday and I made this card for her.  I did not want her to see it before she had it in her little paws.
I put in a forever 21 gift card. We went shopping there  a few years back and it was fun to see the things she liked to look at, way before she was 21. Now she is a mom of a 5 month old,  her tastes have changed.  That is what happens throughout life.

oh, I must be keeping you in suspense.

I made this  from this sketch to enter in the My Mind's Eye Challenge

This is an A7 card

Basic white card stock
All my papers are from My mind's Eye: Lost & found Madison Ave.
The rosettes are all handmade, I topped the die cut buttons with  stickles
I put liquid pearls around the edges of the scalloped circle
MS punch was used for the edged strips of paper
I used Ashlyn's alphabet  for the sentiment and the 21st

I just love the way this came out.  These papers are great!!!!!
and you can purchase them at  Shop Pumpkin Spice , which by the way is the company I design for

Have a blessed day, Diana


Good Saturday Morning Everyone,

This was quite a week for me. I received the same award from three of my blogger buddies.
That would be the Versatile blogger award:
and I also received two top design awards.

I received this award from from Amy @amy's crafting space, Amy @ redheaded crafter and Georgiana from Carson's creation. Thank you so much you gals are just too good to me.
Here are the rules and guidelines for this award:
~Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.  

~Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it. 
~Next, select up to 16 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. 
~Nominate those  bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you should include a link to their site for others to see how versatile they really are.
~Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself."

Here are my 7 things:
1.  I love God
2.  I love my family
3.  I am the 4th of 7
4. I count my blessings everyday
5.  I love to see the flowers bloom in the spring
6.  Water & coffee are my drink of choice
7.  I Love making cards and Art ( could you tell?)

 Here are the 16 versatile bloggers that I follow and think are pretty darn good (it was really hard to choose, because there are so many more  that I follow
2.  Lisa @ A Mermaid's Crafts
5.  Carri@ a busy bee
6.  Jovan @ Cards by Jovan
7.  Jessica @ Chick N Scrap
8.  Georgiana@ Carson's creations
10. Dr. Sonia SV@  krafts, kids and school projects
13.  Girlia @ Girlia's Cards
14. Tracy@ owl by crafting
15.  Rhonda @ Scrap Happens
16.Tonya@ itty bitty ladybug
17. Norma @ pink bling crafter

Have a blessed day, Diana

Friday, March 23, 2012


Good Evening Friends,

I made a haul today at Joann's, I got this great guy paper so I knew I needed to make some guy projects right away.  I don't do layout's too often, but my man has been doing some pretty awesome repair stuff around the house and for our mom (his mom, but I call her mom to).  I also have been wanting to enter Artful delight challenge, and  I keep missing it, so this time I am making a point to get it done. I need to post this now because that challenge closes in a couple of hours. I have been gone all day and I am exhausted. I will take a break and hopefully come back and make some visits.

This is all paper and fussy cutting. Oh my.
DCWV: The guy stack

I am entering this in  these challenges:
Artful Delights: sketch
Frosted designs: grid
Paper playtime:for the guys

Have a great Evening, Diana


Good Morning again, Friends,

I know Fridays You are all excited to hear who the winner is of the my Thankful Thursday challenge.

I have a pick.

If you entered this challenge
March 1-17

This will be your prize
if this is your number

Diana Lynn Martin ---------Please email me your mailing address and I will get this kit out to you,
Have a blessed day, Diana

MARCH 23, 2012***FRIDAY***I WAS SHOWCASED.......***

Good Morning Friend's,

On Tuesday March 20th, My card was showcased over at Die Cuttin' Diva's.
Here is the link to the post and also to their newest challenge.
Thank you Die Cuttin' Divas for the honor.

Have a blessed day, Diana

Thursday, March 22, 2012



Good Morning Friends,

Welcome to the Strolling through the Park Blog Hop and Challenge with the 
How about a fun hop and challenge?
Theme: Create a project incorporating something you would see in a park and must include 4 elements! 
Visit each of the following 6 Design team members, find the required element from 4 of the DT members and submit your new project at the Creative Cutter Room for a chance to win a prize!

 I have all the required elements in my project!

This was such a fun project to make:

All my papers are Echo Park Playground- I think I am an EP girl, everything is fussy cut and I added stickles to the banner. I used a Copic marker to fill in the loops in the "at play" and the little butterfly charm in the left corner there was from my winnings over at Carri's blog a long time ago --yeah I finally  got to use one of them.

Submit your new project for a chance to win a prize!
Challenge Starts today March 22 and runs until April 4, 1012!

You will need to collect  4 elements total and include each element on your project and then submit your project at the Creative Cutter Room!
Follow the rules then submit your new  project here at the 
Creative Cutter Room!

Oh, I almost forgot to mention my element is stickles, but you can also use glitter

Looking forward to seeing your creations!
Some Rules to keep in mind while playing along:
Project submissions must be new, no back linking
CCR must be mentioned in the description with a link back to here
Entry must fit theme to be qualified for the prize
Prize must be claimed within 2 weeks
Please link your project posting not just your blog
Please comment after linking
You have until April 4, 2012 to enter your project.
Here is the Line Up, 4 out of the 6 will have a required element:

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day. Diana



  Already the third day of Spring and I have a fun and easy challenge for you.   The prize for the DL.ART Thankful Thursday  challenge will be SPRING HOLIDAY CARDS CARTRIDGE.

Here is my take on the challenge:

Now we want to see your flowers-- To be eligible for the prize-  1st of all HAVE FUN
1. Enter a  project  through Mr. Linky
2. Leave a comment
3. Link this post to your project so others may come here and enter.

You will have 16 days to enter.  The challenge closes @11:59 April 7, 2012

Challenges I am entering this in:
For your inspiration: Photo inspired
Shopping our stash: Buttons and or bows

Have a blessed day, Diana

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Good Evening Friends,

I got a chance to make my sisters birthday card.  I love you sis, anyway the card looks better in person, always. They always feel better to, because you can feel the texture of the paper and you can see the glitter as it changes under the lights. This is going out in the mail tomorrow. EEks!! I hope it makes it to you in time for your B-DAY

CC:Quarter note
MS border punch
Inkadinkadoo: sentimnet
ink: Jenni Bowlin

I made it to fit some challenges:
MOJO Mondays: Sketch
Die Cuttin Diva's

Have a great Blessed evening, Diana

MARCH 21, 2012***WEDNESDAY***A GOOD FRIEND.......***

Good Morning Friends,

Can you believe it, I almost made another thinking of you (whomever that is) card, again.  I must be in a sentiment rut.  I have to admit I am not much of a stamper, and do not have a lot of stamps so I think I might need to invest in more sentiment stamps. There needs to be some sort of balance to all the art (& craft) materials.

I'm not going to send the ATC  to my sis for her birthday. I don't think it is pretty enough for her, so I will be making a pretty B-day card later today and posting it, I'll have to check out some of the challenges and see if it will fit.

For now I have this to share with you. This was a fun one to make.

NO Cricut--
PTI, Copic markers and Versamark ink

MIM: anything goes

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Good evening everyone,

I was driving today and my odometer read 33333- I thought of taking a picture to post, but because I was on the freeway I thought I better not.  By the time I was able to pull over, the odometer clicked 33336.
I still took the picture. Not as impressive as the 5 three's would have been. 

About my card
The sentiment says feel better soon, but I think it is a little hard to see - so I may end up re-doing it. I was playing around with my scraps again.

This is an A2 card
All the papers are PTI except the one in the middle is water colour paper
Sentiment & image PTI
Ink: versamark onyx black

I also bought some more copics today.  I am really liking these.

Monday, March 19, 2012


Good Evening Friends,

I love these colors together. Personally I like golden delicious apples and Granny smith to eat. I know the granny smiths seem a bit tart sometimes, but I just like the flavor.   In case you are wondering if that is an apple or not ,Yes it is, let's call it a granny smith.
This is an A2 card
PTI: basic white
CC's: sentimentals , preserves
spring is my own printing
PKS:every day characters

PKS: color inspired
exploring cricut:
Divas by Design: citrus colours
The crazy Challenge: go green


Good Morning Friends,

I made this card yesterday for a challenge and then when i looked on the challenges for today I realized that if I added a few elements it would work for  a few more. I was hoping the added elements would not take away from the design.  I was very pleased I think the  added elements actually add to the design in a good way. I am very pleased with it.  See if you can spot what I added to the revamped card.

CC Sentimental s-WELCOME-
PTI: button boutique
Ink Versamark Onyx Black
Sentiment: Autumn leaves

Bitten By The Bug 2: Welcome spring
Fantabulous cricut Challenge:Spring
Made especially for you: an element
Die Cuttin Divas:G-B-W-Y
My craft spot: Spring scallop

CC= Cricut cartridge
IC= Imagine cartridge

Have a great day, Diana


Good Morning Friends,

I love Mondays! It seems to me to be the beginning of a new week, when I get back in gear to get moving and having new goals an challenges. To most people Sunday is, I am a bit relaxed on Sundays and I like it that way.
On to my card

It is funny, I keep making Thinking of you cards -- I wonder who am I thinking of?

This is an A2 card.
PTI papers and sentiment
Copic markers
Jenni Bowlin ink

Have a blessed day, Diana

Sunday, March 18, 2012


Good Afternoon friends,

This is such an honor, because I know the designers over at BBTB2 have to choose amongst all the designs that come in, it is not just a random pick. It is a daunting task, I can imagine.  Each designer has their own idea of what they would think is the best. For my design to be chosen, they all have to agree on it. There are some fantastic designers over there, so if you have not checked them or Bitten by the Bug 2 challenge blog out yet,  check it out BBTB2.

This is the link to my monogram project: click here,

Thanks for stopping by, Have a blessed day, Diana


Happy Sunday Everyone,

This morning I did a little visiting visiting friends blogs and found out my friend Sherrie from Sherrie scraps with passion is the guest designer this week over at My Sheri Crafts  and my other  buddy Jessica, from Cricut after dark, was picked for guest designer next week. Way to go you two. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

On to my card-- I made this for my friend Katie-
This was a super fun card to make. This is my latest imagine pattern cartridge. I really like the papers. It is called Vintage Damask. The poodle is from Summer in Paris
This is an A2 card
I used PTI :vintage cream for the base, AC card stock for the black, The gray on the poodle is coredinations and the pink is DCWV basic stack. I used an EK success punch for the label and the pink ribbon is Offray,  the bling is Bazzill
Sentiment: My Pink Stamper- BOY Crazy
Versamark: onyx black ink

B_day Sundaes: animal Birthday

I love the way the card came out what do you think?
Have a blessed day, Diana


Happy Sunday Morning Friends,
I thought I would start today out with a very happy sweet card.  With Easter around the corner I thought the sweet bunny card would be perfect. The bunny is from Kate's ABC's and the DP's are from Lori's garden
These are the challenges I will be entering:
BBTB2:Bunny or chick
Docerela: pastels
Go Fish:Easter with a stamped sentiment
My Sherri crafts:Easter
Paper Sundaes: photo inspiration

Saturday, March 17, 2012


Good Evening Friends,
 Just a quick post -- Somehow I just could not post this on Sunday-- I have a really sweet card for tomorrow.  really like making the ATC's and I have found a few ATC challenge blogs. My digi image is from The Octopode Factory

Altered Alice: The Best Butter


Have a great night.


Hi Again Friends,

I have been wanting some of these action wobbles for quite sometime. I was able to pick up some at the SCRAPBOOK EXPO in Pleasanton, CA.  yesterday.  Life reminds me of waves, high and low tides and ups and downs and all the other things in between. When I started to make this card I thought it would be a good get well card, but then I decided the wishing you well worked equally as good.
The stamp is fancy pants and I picked that up at the EXPO yesterday also.

Ideas were just swirling around in my head yesterday, like that wave . I'm glad I got this stamp set, this was only one of the 23 stamps that were in the set for $4--yikes did I get a deal or what?

All my papers are PTI
Stampers select white, true black ,pure poppy
Inks: Jenni Bowlin

Challenge Entry:
Wobble Wednesdays: use an action wobble


Good Morning Everyone,

I had a great day yesterday.
I have never been to the Scrapbook Expo before.  So I decided on a very rainy day to drive over the hill and see what it was all about. A half hour after I passed Laurel curve there was a very bad accident that resulted in a fatality. When I came back they were still cleaning up the debris from the accident.

It took an 1 1/4 hours to drive to the Expo I spent 4 1/2 hours there and it was an hour on the back to where  the accident had  taken place.  This is when I count my blessings.  This is a very treacherous yet beautiful Highway.  We call it over the hill, it is actually part of the Santa Cruz Mountains, it is tree lined and very winding, there are lots of sharp curves and in the rain it is even worse. My heart goes out to the family who lost this man.

So, When I say, I count my blessings, I was just a happy little duck having a fun day, not knowing what had happened just behind me. Someone was watching over me.

Back to the EXPO- There were so many venders it was a bit overwhelming and crowded. I thought going on a Friday would be less crowded; it was at first, but by noon it really picked up.

The newer items were being sold at retail price. Some of the venders had really great deals I got some double-sided tape that I thought would not be too good because it was only $1. It is very good.  I will purchase this again.

I will share more in the up coming week with you. Who wants to spend their Saturday reading other people 's blogs.
I did get a lot of inspiration yesterday  and it was fun being with Katie, my blogger friend and buddy,  bouncing ideas off each other and buying different things and wondering what we will each do with them.

My shipment of Kraft outlet supplies arrived this week so now that I have their product I can enter their challenge.

Here is the card I made this morning.

I n honor of St. Patrick's day  I made A card, I used acrylic silver paint around the edges a variation of inking the edges. The paint is permanent and won't rub off.
I am entering it into these challenges:
CTO: metal
Paper Play: bingo-metal stitching,and Paint
Kraft Journal:Luck of the Irish
Rainbow lady:St. Patricks' day
SJ.scraps:3 of something
Fab & Funky: lucky

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, March 16, 2012


Good Evening Everyone,

I had a very busy & fun day today,  I will fill you in tomorrow.

Here is the winner of February 23rd  DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge.  It was anything goes. I used to select the winner.

Congratulations  Beckie!!
Please E-mail me your snail mail address and I will get the suprise Prize int the mail to you.

Hope everyone is having a great evening. Diana

Thursday, March 15, 2012


A Reminder DL.ART Thankful Thursday  
layered project is still open until Saturday  March 17, 2012@11:59 PST

Good Morning Friends,

It is time for another DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge.  I don't know what gets into me, I really planned on my video being about 3 minutes, 6 at tops. Sorry it ended up being a little longer.  I get carried away doing art, and forget the camera is on, even though I know I am doing this for you guys, it is not like I talk to myself or anything. 
I can't believe it has been almost two months since I did a video.  This video will explain the challenge and hopefully show you how to get your MOJO, for creating back, if you have lost it.

If you have any questions about the challenge please feel free to E-mail me or ask in the comment area. I will get back to you.

Here is the link to the video: Challenge

                                                                       Here is the prize: 

Be sure to leave a comment and enter your project to Mr. Linky by March 31, 2012
Have a blessed day, Diana

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