Saturday, May 24, 2014


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Hi Friends,--- Welcome to the Mini Friendship blog hop

It is really a mini blog hop, but a BIG friendship

On my way back from Michigan, My layover was in Phoenix, when I told my friend Carri (aka Abusy-bee), hoping we could meet up, She said "We have to get together".  I only had an hour and 15 minutes between flights, but I said I really want to do it, if the logistics work out. My flight leaving Detroit was delayed and would be arriving in Phoenix 20 minutes later than planned.  I was still hopeful that we could still meet, even if it was for only 10 minutes. Once on the plane I kept watching the flight status. Our pilot made up 10 minutes which was in our favor. When I got off the plane, I checked my flight status for my departure flight to San Jose and it was delayed by 20 minutes. YEAH!!! Departure was in our favor, we could spend nearly 40 minutes together. My flight would be leaving the same gate, so I knew all I had to do was go through security and retrace my steps . Once I got to the area where I could see about 100 yards ahead of me I could see Carri waving, I waved back and it was just a few short minutes before we gave each other hugs, like we have known each other our whole life. I also got to meet my other two friends, her daughters Megan and Brea. They are both so adorable and sweet and look like mini Carri's.  Carri also brought me a Starbucks iced coffee Yum-- I needed that it was so refreshing, she also gave me some skittles and some enamel dots.  Do you like the enamel dots? She told me how long it takes to make these, I think  that was reason enough for me to buy them from her in the future.  I wished we lived closer  we could have so much more crafty fun. I am glad we have the blog and the phone. It was one of the highlights of my year.

Ps. I was the last person on the plane and then they closed the door right behind me,  Whew- I might have been spending the night in AZ.

On to the mini hop

This hop consists of Carri and me (doesn't get smaller than that)

Carri will be giving away a set of skittles 
DIANA L. will be giving away a set of  4 mini cards  made from Ivy Lane Close to My Heart, colonial white and saddle ink  and delicate wings stamp set (only available for CTMH consultant's to purchase) .

If you don't win them and you would like to buy a set, they will be available  in my ETSY store later today.

Rules of the hop to win:

1. Must be a follower on both blogs
2. Must Leave a comment on both blogs


Here we are--- Buds- Don't you just love it/

Have a blessed day, Diana


  1. Am a follower of both you. Always enjoy both your blogs and all the great posts. Thanks for sharing your special event.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

  2. I follow both of you! :) I think it's super you got to meet in person, how exciting! And darn, I live in Michigan, we should have met up too! Someday maybe :) I'm glad to know you both through our blogging, you guys are both so sweet and I really enjoy taking part in the different challenges you host and seeing your creations.

    Have an awesome day and big hugs!
    Beth :)

  3. Follower of both. Have met a fellow blog person, Courtney. I won a prize and when I discovered she lived in TX not far West of me I went to her house and picked up the prize. Although we did not get to talk for long I met up with her again at a yard sale she was participating at.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  4. So glad you two got to meet!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee those cards .... so beautiful!!!!!!!

  5. First, lovely cards. Then, how lovely that you friends had that chance to meet and visit, even a short while! I have 2 best friends I'd do anything for, and they are the same to me. I also have tons of crafting friends I've never actually met but I count them, and say a prayer for them all the time!

  6. What a great little story, how nice for both of you to meet up like that... You two look amazing, pretty pics. pretty set of note cards too. Enjoy your wonderful week Diane!

  7. How awesome that you got to meet Carri in person!! The picture of you both is so beautiful!! And wow, the cards are just gorgeous!! I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend my sweet friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. Yeah!! Diana, I am so happy you and Carri got to meet! She is just a sweetie!, ha? I got to meet up with her a couple times now when I was in AZ and she is so fun and it definitely feels like you have know her for a long time...great personality and so welcoming :) What a great picture to!
    Your mini card set is fabulous! I love the inking and the pretty butterfly!
    Have a super day and wonderful Memorial Day weekend!
    Sherrie K

  9. Well, you're both beautiful! What a lovely story - I'm so glad it worked out and you could meet! Your cards are lovely - I love butterflies! Count me in for your mini blog hop - I will head over to Carri's to see what's she's up to! Enjoy your weekend!

  10. So happy for you and Carri
    Your minis are fantastic
    have a blessed weekend
    hugs Tamara

  11. Glad you two got to meet in person! I am a follower of both blogs already!

  12. I'm a follower of both :) I've met some of my closest friends through blogging and or social media and I'm so glad you two got to meet in person :)

  13. So jealous, yet extremely happy for you! I wish I could meet ya'll in person too. Maybe one day! Your butterflies are pretty!

  14. Oh my goodness how exciting for both of you.
    You are both sweet people I would LOVE to meet someday!
    Aren't Carri's Skittles fun?
    LOVE your beautiful cards Diana.
    Thanks for taking us along for the visit.
    Crafty hugs,
    {follow by email and Google friend}

  15. Nice cards....I am a CTMH consultant and love their stuff.
    Barbara Bird

  16. Exciting that you could meet! Your cards are so pretty!

    1. I follow both of you either through or

  17. How fun that you were able to meet up with Carri! Thats awesome!!!
    Great pic of you too also :)

  18. Great set of cards them. I have a quick question. Is this the first time you met Carrie? How exciting for you both. Have a great weekend.

  19. That is so COOL!! I wish I was Awesome picture.
    GORGEOUS mini cards my friend!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  20. Diana

    It was just the best to meet up with you, next time make sure your lay-over is longer!! Carri~Abusybee


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