Sunday, May 1, 2016


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Hi Everyone,

Can you believe it? May already!!

Where did April go?  I spent a lot of time reflecting on life this past month from a different perspective than I have ever had and came to the conclusion most people come to, life is short.
My mom just celebrated her 93rd birthday "God bless her heart".  I asked her, "what advice would you give to anyone to live as long as you have?"
She looked at me real seriously and said, "keep breathing".
Then she also added, never go to bed angry and always forgive everyone.
She has a great sense of humor and I love her to pieces-- any way on to the challenge, but before we go one quick question for you.
Do you have any tidbits of advice that you could share or anything that was handed down from an elder you love or respect?


We (close to my heart) now have thin cuts dies to go with a few of our stamp sets.  I got them all this month. Last month spring critters sold out pretty quickly. I wish I had thought to buy a few sets, because  some of my friends wanted some and they were all gone. Not everyone has an electric die cutting machine and this makes a perfect choice for those of you who use the hand crank type, and  would like to have a die for you stamps.

Here is my project for the DL.ART May  linky challenge. I Hope you think it is as elegant as I do.I think I need to make some sets of these  This is a 5x7 card. I use to make this size all the time, but for the last year I have been making the 5.5 x 4.25

I inked up the tea pot and added a bit of doodles, it just looked too plain to me

products used: 
CTMH stamp set  "Treats of Friendship"

INK: memento  
Tombow- brown
AG embossing folder 
Ivory card stock
Tea pot- C-LYAL

 I used cappuccino crinkle ribbon from the coffee house bundle #3
 from DL.ART

This is the cutest ever stamp set
there are 25 different images to make these cute little cards
click here to see stamp set

You could earn it by having a CTMH on-line gathering,
it is easy to do. ask me how

 Anything goes. LInk up once per day.  
 and the Party will run from 
MaY 1, 2016 12:00 am 
until  MaY 31, 2016 11:55 pm PST 

We are really looking forward to seeing all your creative projects. 

There were so many beautiful entries  last month, 
I love seeing them and I love to come to your blog and visit. 
I sure hope you are loving these linky parties, I know I do!!!

The PRIZE for this Linky party is:
coming soon

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ info and link below ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Have you ever thought of having an online party?
Have one with me and let's talk about the opportunities for you to win some free stuff.

S1605 with qualifying $50.00 purchase

And the stamp of the month for May (Celebrate with cake) regular 17.95
for 70% off, ask me how.  I love this stamp set

If you would like some ink I carry 60 colors in my  CTMH  on line store.

Here is an update on the Close to my Heart Cricut cartridge
"Artfully sent", it is available in my store now.

If you would like to see another video here is  on the artbooking cartridge click on the link below.

Artfully sent is available
from my ON-LINE CTMH, along with, Artiste, Art Philosophy ,Art booking and artistry


Here are the teams projects: They are all using the spring bundle colors, which is my newest release. Each one has a discount code on their blog that you can use to get a 10% discount on any of the DL.ART products

Please stop by my Team's blogs and send them some bloggy love,

DL.ART logo with web address photo Capture DL logo with web address._zpsfl4kkzhr.jpg

Have a blessed day, Diana


  1. Love your elegant card! The ribbon looks terrific with that beautiful embossed background and that teapot is darling!

  2. wonderful DT inspiration as always! Love your Teapot card, very nice. thanks for another great Challenge!

  3. Your card is so elegant and beautiful, Diana!! I love the embossing!! The doodling you added to the teapot looks so fabulous!! Gorgeous card my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Awww, Happy Birthday to your dear Mom, Diana! Still giggling at her advice. Hmmm, trying to recall if I've ever gotten any. My birthday was this past week too, and I'm feeling my age. Fabulous cards by all and I'll be emailing you in a few with a couple of questions for June. Last week was sort of a blur with our little trip and all. xxD

  5. Beautiful card Diana! I love the background texture and the little teapot is fabulous! Sorry it's been a while since I stopped..I have been so stinken busy helping my daughter and family move. Between helping with the little girls, to packing, unpacking, painting etc. I am exhausted! I guess I am not as young as I think, hehe! I hope to get back in the swing of things real soon!
    Hope you are doing well and taking the time to rest my friend! Thinking of you and sending bug hugs!
    Sherrie K

  6. the embossing on your card is gorgeous! and what wonderful projects by your team, too. :)

  7. Such beautiful cards, Diana. Wonderful DT projects!
    My mom would always tell me that too, when I was young..don't go to bed upset and always forgive.I never forget that..she still reminds me..:)
    Have a blessed day my friend,
    Crafting With Creative M

  8. Oh how Pretty Diana! LOVE the Elegance with the embossing... The DT did it again! Amazing projects!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  9. I adore your sweet card Diana! Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks DT for sharing your wonderful projects.
    Crafty hugs,

  10. Beautiful cards from the DT as always and I just love your sweet tea cup card! How wonderful that your mom has so much to celebrate and that you can still enjoy her and hold her close to your heart!

  11. just added my first entry. thanks for all the fun each month!

  12. Your birthday card for your Mom is gorgeous! I love the embossing:) So pretty! Thanks for another fun challenge! Awesome DT projects!
    Sherrie K

  13. Oh Diana, your card is indeed pure elegance! The design is stunning and I adore the precious tea pot. Your words concerning your mom warmed my heart... I'm grateful you both have each other to love. :o) You and the DT did a spectacular job as always. I always look forward to the sweet inspiration that awaits me here. :o) Have a beautiful day, my friend.

    Hugs and blessings,

  14. DDT work is gorgeous as always!!!

  15. Great DT inspiration this month!!! Love the Aruba Blue Ribbon on Lori's card!

  16. Gorgeous projects! I especially love your embossed tea pot card! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  17. Thank you for stopping by my blog today, I came to visit you and see you are having a challenge so I decided to join in the fun.


  18. Oh, so pretty!! I totally adore getting to see what you and your fabulous team make each time. I have said it before, but it is so true....your team is one of the most talented groups of designers out there. Bar none. Beautiful work, everyone!! Thank you, once again, for your fun linky party!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  19. Wow Diana.... your card is so elegant and gorgeous! The DT work is awesome as well. Thanks for another super fun linky challenge! {{{Hugs}}}

    Diana ♥
    Leelee Card Designs

  20. Lovely cards! Thanks for another monthly challenge!

  21. Oh, Wow! Those cards are so lovely!
    I made a pair of cards for the Thursday challenge, but life came at me fast and here it is Friday, so putting them here.


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