Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Another Thank U

Good Morning Friends,

I stayed up pretty late last night getting as many visits in as I could. There are some really awesome pieces out there. I was looking through all my 6x6 paper pads for a certain pattern that I remembered seeing and then it dawned on me it was on one of my cricut imagine pattern  cartridges. I am really thrilled with the imagine images. I especially love the Teresa Collins designs. I have a few of those.
On to my project.  Like I said I have a lot of Thank you's to make. I did not get my PT guys made. I think I will send that, it will probably be better for him to get it a couple of weeks later anyway.

 A2 card
PTI spring moss melon berry
versamrk onyx black ink
Stamps Autumn leaves

LUFP: Breast cancer awareness

Have a blessed and great day.Diana

Did you say Camping?

Hi Everyone,

I wanted this cartridge  " CAMPIN' CRITTERS" so bad when I first saw it, now that I have it I have hardly made anything with it. There were a ton of camping challenges when I got it and then they dwindled
I love this little character, so I was pretty excited when there was finally a challenge where I could use it.
Th card stock is from my stash the brown paper is from my scrap box. The two back ground papers are Basic Grey  6x6 paper pad Mellow. The little dream blurb is printed from the basic shapes on the imagine from "the good old days" cartridge. Is it cute or what? it is campers
All the printed paper for my guy in the sleeping bag are printed from the ELISE cartridge.

This is a 5x7 size card

I love how this card came out Now the only thing left is to figure out what kind of occasion to use it for.

Fantabulous cricut: camping
DCD: Anything goes

Thanks for stopping by again. I truly appreciate you visiting me.
Have a blessed day, Diana


Good Morning Friends.

I absolutely had to share this with you.  But I decided to do it in a video instead of a printed tutorial although you all may have preferred a pictorial tutorial. Head on over to Creative Cutter Room for more tutorials

I hope you enjoy it and thanks for watching  and being with me while I craft.

Have a blessed day, Diana

Monday, July 30, 2012


Hi Everyone,

Another Mojo Monday sketch challenge.
I also know, there are some other Christmas challenges going strong, so for my project I thought I would work that in also.

Check back later, I will be choosing the winner from my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge. The birthday one(the one that ended July 21. I had a lot going on Friday and did not get to it. Sorry.
We are suppose to have a pretty good day here mid 70's. So I am looking forward to that.

 I hope you like my card.

I used PTI and Graphics 45 papers . The button is from MME Indie Chic saffron dreams.

MOJO : sketch
MIM: anything goes
Jaihart: Sundays are lovely
Cardz tv: anything goes

Have a blessed day, Diana

Special Thanks

Good Morning Everyone,

Another Monday I hope you all have a great start to your week.

One can never have enough Thank you cards. So, I just had to make another.  I need to make one for my PT guy, but this one just doesn't seem to fit his personality, so I will continue on and make some more. My last PT will be tomorrow and then we will revisit this in 4 weeks. I am working so hard to regain full range of motion on this right shoulder. It hurts, but I am determined. My DH has been gone for the last 2 weeks, but he loaded me up with all kinds of groceries before he left.  It is so nice to have him back home.  I did enjoy the healthy choice frozen dinners, go figure,  I forgot what real portion sizes are.

All my card stock is PTI and the stamps are Autumn leaves.  I used Tim Holtz 
walnut stain distressed ink.
for the bird's eye I used a center flower from Asian fusion


Have a blessed day, Diana

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Did someone say Rosette? or LUFP

Happy Sunday Everyone,

I made another card for LUFP. My plan was to link up everyday for the 14 days LUFP was running, but  to many other things got in the way.  I drove myself to PT yesterday, totally wiped me out, of course while I was out I stopped in the local craft store, and because the grand opening for the newly opened Target will be today, I wanted to get in there before the major crowds of people.  Ours has a grocery store portion to it and an escalator that takes your cart to the second floor.  I needed a couple of food items, so I picked them up and walked through the store to get some exercise,  I'm not quite ready to hit the gym, soon though.

A2 card 
finished inside and out
My card is pretty simple
Kraft card stock
I used my scraps from Athentique: uncommon  
I made these rosettes the other day I added some 3 Girl Jam ribbon
And some liquid pearls.


I hope you like my card 
Have a blessed day, Diana

Friday, July 27, 2012

SHOUT OUT!!!!! Karen of Little scrap pieces

Good Evening Friends,

I can't remember who, but one of the questions in my posts was, how is your shoulder?

It is funny you should ask, This was the first time I drove in almost 5 weeks and I did not go far. I went to the Post Office to mail out all the prizes that you are all so patiently waiting for. Thank goodness they did not weigh a lot. My right shoulder feels like I have an anvil on it. I have PT tomorrow, but it looks like I will be able to drive myself , and I am thankful for that.   This has really been a long haul, but I am so grateful that it wasn't worse.  I don't know if it will ever be the same. It feels like my collar bone pushed my shoulder over to my arm a little, if that makes sense. My back was swollen from my neck over to my arm and down my back 1/2 way to my waist. I'm still not sleeping lying flat, but I did sleep in the bed for the first time on Monday. Thank God I'm on this side of the dirt! 
So my friend Karen sends me this card and in it she says, think of all your blogger friends, sending prayers your way.
I'm telling you I felt them and I coveted them. I don't think I would have been this far if it were not for the prayers.

Here is a video SHOUT OUT!!!  I thought I would do something a little different This time, I hope you like it.

Have a Blessed day, Diana

Thursday, July 26, 2012


Good Evening Friends,

I missed yesterday, I will have to make it up. I have been super busy today.

Here is my LUFP project.
I made all these rosettes out of Authentique: uncommon.

Aren't they pretty?

I know I will use them for something, probably a link up for pink card.
Have a blessed evening, Diana


: for the DL.ART  Thankful Thursday challenge ending July 28
CLICK HERE: for the DL.ART  Thankful Thursday challenge ending Aug 4
CLICK HERE for the Creative Cutter Room challenge ending August 8.

I have been working on this for the last week  and thought it came out pretty nice.

To check out the box  more views of the box and the card I made to go with it.

Have a blessed day, Diana

DL.ART THANKFUL Thursday challenge

CLICK HERE: for the DL.ART  Thankful Thursday challenge ending July 28
CLICK HERE: for the DL.ART  Thankful Thursday challenge ending Aug 4
CLICK HERE for the Creative Cutter Room challenge ending August 8.

Good Morning Friends,

Challenge THEME: Weddings or Anniversaries
open until 11:59 August 11, 2012

This is all about weddings or anniversaries. I made this for the cricut circle challenge with the exclusive "Cricut Circle Cartridge "Out of Character"
A friend of mine just had their 15th wedding anniversary-- I'm late- but she will get it anyway- late. I know she will love it.

I absolutely LOVE this cartridge.

So I wanted to make something I have never made before - this exploding box- is this cool or what? It was very easy just time-consuming.

This paper all cut like butter I used coredinations DCWV and PTI and American crafts cardstock.

I just love how this lettering looks 

 Here is how it looks before the box is opened.
The sentiment is from Verve stamps and the ink is Jenni Bowlin Brown sugar

I like how the 15 pops out of the box when it is opened. I used "pretty pennants" for the banner and the numbers are from the "out of character cartridge"

Prize: $10.00 Michael s gift card

My challenge entries:
Cricut Circle Blog: :"Out Of Cartridge"
FCC: Weddings /anniversaries
Decorate To Celebrate: Weddings/ Anniversaries

 You will have until 11:59 on August 11, 2012 to enter the challenge

Have a blessed day, Diana

Design Time Thursday with Creative Cutter room

Good Morning Everyone,

It is my design day over at Creative Cutter room

Thank you for joining us for our new challenge! We enjoyed looking at your Chick and Chicken projects!  We appreciate you joining us and hope you will join us for this next challenge!

This was a super easy card to make I use the Imagine the good old days and enjoy the seasons cartridges printed out the images and then placed them on white card stock. I pop-dotted the children in the water to give it a bit of dimension and that is it.  I think it is really a fun in the sun card
join us and Submit your new project for a chance to win a prize!

Today we have a special sponsor! Catarina from Docerela Creations has donated a SummerTime Stamp set to the winner of this challenge!

 Thank you Catarina!



Challenge Starts today July26 and runs until August 8, 2012.
Follow the rules then submit your new  project over at the
Looking forward to seeing your creations! 
Only entries that fit the challenge guidelines will be entered to win the prize!

Theme Summer Fun! 
Some Rules to keep in mind while playing along:

Be a Follower of the CCR
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 August 8, 2012 to enter your project.
Please stop and visit my team mates for some great inspiration:

Have a Blessed day, Diana

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Another Christmas- My favorite kind of card.

CLICK HERE: for the DL.ART  Thankful Thursday challenge ending July 28 
CLICK HERE: for the DL.ART  Thankful Thursday challenge ending Aug 4

Good Evening,

I'm loving using the Graphics 45 paper. Here is another one for you. This is for the CWC challenge and any others I can find that are Christmas, These papers were from the scraps Of my Monday card. Here is a close up of my card. I used the very Merry Tags cartridge.

I used recollections gold underneath the Joy cut out

Entering in:
CWC: Christmas use scraps
BBTB2: Christmas in July

Have a Blessed evening, Diana

Button Flowers

Good Morning Friends,

Well today is the middle of the week. These weeks are going fast. summer is almost over and the kids will be back to school before you know it.
The last week before school starts we usually have a deluge of people come to the city.  I guess they are trying to get their last quick vacation in before the school year begins.
I will be doing another shout out later today so check back to see it might be you. I love doing the shout out's its like saying I love you when it isn't expected, for no reason just because.

I was hoping to make my buttons look like a bouquet of flowers. What do you think does it come across as a bouquet of flowers?

A2 card
card stock PTI
patterned paper is MMe
fine & Dandy girl
satin ribbon
die cut buttons

entering in
PTI blog hop
Top Tip Tuesday: circles

Have a wonderful and Blessed day, Diana

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Freedom Rocks

Goof Evening Everyone,

I almost forgot to LINK UP FOR PINK--- So here you go.

A2 card
The good old days image printed on AC cardstock
MY Pink Stamper "Freedom Rocks" stampe set
Jenni Bowlin Brown sugar ink
All card stock PTI

DCD: Summer Fun
CTO Star struck
Kraft journal: make me smile

Have a blessed Evening, Diana

SHOUT OUT!!!! Jessica of Chick-n-Scrap

CLICK HERE: for the DL.ART  Thankful Thursday challenge ending July 28
CLICK HERE: for the DL.ART  Thankful Thursday challenge ending Aug 4

Good Morning Friends,

Here is another Shout out!!!!!

Jessica of Chick n Scrap visits my blog almost everyday, she is such a good blogger buddy, I don't know how she does it.  Not only does she visit my blog, I see her everywhere I go,  she makes the most incredible projects, serves on numerous teams and is the sweetest person ever.

I look forward to seeing her profile picture, it makes my day- So Thank you Jessica
I encourage to go visit her tell her I sent you.
Have a blessed day, Diana

Monday, July 23, 2012

CHRISTMAS in July -- still going strong

Good Morning Friends,

I am so inspired by so many different artists out there, whether it be the masters, pop or crafting artists, it is all inspiring and keeps me wanting to improve my own skills.

I just love the Christmas in July that seems to be on all the blogs right now, and challenges abound everywhere. I am so excited to get my Christmas cards made early this year. I just need to get the list made out and envelopes addressed and stamped and then I can put them in the mail September 1st- just kidding hah ha.
I actually did get a Christmas card in July one year, I thought it was pretty funny.

For my card I used the MOJO MONDAYS sketch, which I really love and I used the Graphics 45 Christmas Emporium  card stock, My images are from Santa's village imagine cartridge.  The little stocking says Merry Christmas on it, that is the sentiment. I love the way this came out I think it has a great vintage look I think that may be due too the fact I did a lot of inking with Tim Holz walnut stain distressed ink.

I hope you enjoy my card:

Challenges I'm enterin this in:

BBTB2: Christmas in July
Little Scrap pieces: Christmas in July
My Craft Spot: Christmas in July

Have a blessed day, Diana

Sunday, July 22, 2012

My Favorite Color is Green--- and LUFP

Hi Friends,

Good Afternoon,

I hope you are all enjoying your Sunday.

A2 card
All cardstock PTI
Sizzix die for wreath

sentiment Teresa Collins
Ribbon image my Pink Stamper Freedom Rocks
Liquid pearls
Jenni Bowlin chewing gum
stick candy

challenges here:
Creative inspiration: favorite color
Jaihart: Sundays are lovely
Addicted to stamps: Christmas in July

Have a Blessed day, Diana

SHOUT OUT!!!! A BUSY BEE and her 2 daughters


Good Afternoon Friends,

I have to say a big thanks to my friend Carri, alias A Busy Bee over at  Double-Click Connections and her daughters Megan and Brea. The two girls made this Thank you card for me from a princess scrapbook kit that I had sent Megan  for her birthday.  The first thing she said to her mom when she opened it was "I'm going to make her a thank you card from my paper kit."  How cute is that?

Carri coordinates the Creative Cutter room challenges and keeps things running smooth over there and periodically sends me goodies just because she was thinking of me.  I appreciate it so much. Here is a card she sent me along with some ATC's (blank ready to embellish).

Thanks Carri
Have a Blessed and great day Everyone. Diana

Saturday, July 21, 2012


Good Afternoon friends,

Here is my Day 3 card for LINK UP FOR PINK..

I wanted the card to be feminine, sweet and simple.

A2 card I used
Stampendous: corset ladies stamp set
TPC faithful sayings
background paper DCWV
My Minds eye Lost and found
Versamark onyx black ink
Jenni Bowlin buble gum
Liquid pearls ivory ribbon

Jaihart: Sundays are lovely

Have a blessed day, Diana

SHOUT OUT!!!! Hawaiian Paper Party

: for the DL.ART  Thankful Thursday challenge ending July 21
CLICK HERE: for the DL.ART  Thankful Thursday challenge ending July 28


Hi Friends,

I had the PPT yesterday, normally I would say PT, but it was Painful Physical Therapy.  Hubby took me out to lunch afterward which was really sweet and then, when we got our mail,  this thoughtful card was in it  from my friend Cely, over at Hawaiian Paper Party.  It sure cheered me up! You know how sometimes you can feel sorry for yourself? ( I usually don't)
Well this was perfect timing, so go check out my friend Cely's blog. Thanks again Cely , I love it.

Have a Blessed and great day, Diana

Friday, July 20, 2012

MOO-ey Doodles--- by MY Pink Stamper - Pumpkin Spice Blog hop!!!

Good Morning Everyone,

This is the cutest kit yet!! I just love these little characters and the sayings are as fun as can be. The rich chocolate brown hybrid ink is awesome thick and rich. I love it.

This is what I designed with

 and this is what I made...

 I made a set of 3X3 cards.  I always like making sets of cards this stamp set worked real well for making 4 totally different cards. I could exchange the sentiments on the cards and change colors for a totally different look.  If you are going to get any of the kits this would be the one to get, it is a smaller kit than the others and one way to try out the products from Shop pumpkin Spice and My Pink Stamper at a minimal of cost to you.

On to my other project This fun "MOO-ey Banner-- How fun with this be at a Birthday party. I colored each of the stamped images with different colors of the pro marker pens from letraset, also available at SPS, and then fussy cut each one of them out I then, raised them to give them dimension I also used cappuccino twine from the Twinery to hold the pennants together.

 Shipping at SPS is always Free in the US with a $50 order.

Price is $25

Special - Moo-ey Doodle & Yankee Doodle - Buy Both and get the My Pink Stamper Tumbler for FREE and FREE Shipping

There will be a limited Quantity of the Birthday Doodle Kit available... VERY LIMITED!
Once gone - they are gone. No Backorders
 I hope you will check out the pumpkin spice blog Pumpkin Spice blog
I hope you enjoyed my project have a blessed day. Diana



Hi there Friends,

My goal is to Link Up for Pink every day for the next two weeks. Awareness is a good thing.  I feel it is a good cause and the designers over at LINK UP FOR PINK have put a lot of effort into it, not to mention the sponsors. Today is day 2 for me. Let's get the awareness across the blogs.

I liked the poofs darker, so I colored them in.

This is an A2 card

Supplies used
verve stamp sentiment from sweet on you
Jenni Bowlin ink:  Cough syrup
K& Co background paper
3 girl jam crinkle ribbon
poodle summer in Paris
copic markers

Have a blessed day, Diana

Thursday, July 19, 2012


Hi Friends,

This is another shout out.  This time it is for an awesome challenge blog:::


I say this, not just because I won over there, but because the designers are all awesome.
Check out the blog and let me know what you think.
Before you go let me show you what I won.

Every winner gets a hand made mini album of their choice-- I have seen Rhonda Emery's
(of Scrap Happens) mini' s and there are all awesome, so when she asked what kind of a mini I would like I said surprise me--------- and she did it was even more awesome than I could ever imagine.  It is the best prize ever.  Thank you Rhonda!!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by, have a blessed evening, Diana

SHOUT OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi Again Friends,

You will be seeing me posting shout outs today throughout the day and on Saturday, for various friends and blogs, they will not be in any particular order and no certain time..

Come on to my blog and you will be able to click on the image that will take you right to a site that is full of lots of fun and many different ways to get extra entire toward the chance of the gift card.

My cricut crafting room is offering a $150 Joann s gift card when she reaches 250 followers check it out maybe you will be the one to win  Click on the button to go there. Become a follower and see how exciting the blog is lots of challenges and fun.


My Crafting Channel

Have a blessed day Diana

Link Up For Pink

Hi Friends,

Have you seen Link Up For Pink?
This is the 4th in the series--- I totally missed the first three and I am so sorry ---- Last year I was really on top of it.  Breast cancer Awareness is close to my heart, it has effected many of my family members and friends and it seems you can never have enough cards in this area. If not for the person going through treatment then, the family members.  Everyone involved needs prayers and encouragement . I have to give a shout out to the link up for Pink gals and those sponsoring the challenge this year-- Make sure to link up a project and give each of the designers some encouragement and love. We are in this together.

Here is my CAS project for the challenge.

Have a blessed day,Hugs Diana

DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge.

CLICK HERE: for the DL.ART  Thankful Thursday challenge ending July 21
CLICK HERE: for the DL.ART  Thankful Thursday challenge ending July 28

Good Morning Friends

Welcome to Thankful Thursday--------
I am looking forward to seeing your creations this week. There are a ton of Christmas in July challenges out there.  I love it -- I'm going to keep watching for them I love to make Christmas stuff, anything Christmas.   I think for  this Challenge I will move on.
Get back to the name of my challenge-- THANK YOU - anything- tag, card, gift box, project, whatever.
you can use thanks, grateful, Thanks a lot, as long as you get the idea across.  Have fun with it.
You will have until 11:59 August 4 to enter your project.

Here is my card:   I know I will be needing some Thank U-- cards after Christmas-- it will be here before you know it.   Isn't this adorable?

Here is the prize:

Thanks for stopping by I really love having you visit.
Have a blessed day, DIANA L.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Chistmas in July Everywhere

Hi Friends,

We got up int the high 60's today, this is good for us, much better than the low 60's. The sun was shining and the fog went away early.
Everywhere I go in the blog world there is a Christmas in July challenge don't you just love it. I have a Christmas in July challenge going right now. Click Here if you have a piece you would like to enter.  Anything Christmas related is welcome and it doesn't matter to me however many other challenges you enter with it that is fine.  I'm in the Christmas spirit, so I thought I would make another Christmas project.  I decided to do a treat bag and a tag .  This is from the Santa's village imagine cartridge.
I did not even spot it right away.
Good catch on my part.  I might even make another one tomorrow.


Krafty Girls 3D
Go Fish: Christmas
Die Cuttin' Divas: Christmas
Exploring Cricut: Christmas
Peachy keen: gift bag
ABC Christmas: N for not a card
Creative inspiration: Christmas in July
A muse studio: Christmas
2 Sisters: Christmas in July

Have a blessed day, Diana
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