Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Trick or "TREAT"

Well, I am back from vacation and not sure where to start first....
does that happen to you??
It is all so overwhelming when you get home
you sometimes ask yourself why you even went away in the first place...lol!!

But, before I left I did manage to finish my weekly project for "Crafty Secrets"
I made these cute little "TREAT" boxes using all my leftover paper pieces
from making last weeks "BOO" boxes you can see HERE.
I thought it was a great way to use up my already printed papers!!!


The papers had all been printed from 
I used a Sizzix pillow box die, scraps of ribbon, buttons
and the tags were punched from my paper scraps.

This was an extremely quick project that I think turned out "fabulous"!!!!

I hope you will visit Crafty Secrets soon, as they have a wonderful sale going on
with your choice of 6 8 different packets (she just added 2 new packets)...
an over $70 dollar value for $24.90 (that includes shipping!)
you won't want to miss these, as once they are gone, they are gone!!

Entering the following challenges:
Die Cuttin Divas .... Anything Goes
and
All Crafts .... Anything But A Card
and
Make My Monday .... Die Cuts/Punches
and 
Craft-Dee Bowz .... Anything Goes
and
The Corrosive Challenge Blog .... Halloween Colors

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

It's Never Too Early

Hello All...this is my post on the
featuring the card I did for our challenge  "Christmas Die Cuts"
using the inspiration photo below



Hello my Classy Friends
Diane here with you today....
Can you believe Christmas is just a mere few months away??
If you are like me, you are so busy during the month of December
that it is nice to be a few months ahead on making your Christmas cards
"It's Never Too Early"!!

I started with the background of my card using a
I used a silver ink and basically just sponged around the stencil!


I have been having a "fondness" for the ornament dies available
and when I saw this intricate Impression Obsession Fancy Ornament die
well, I just had to have it!! But take a peek at the online store, as there are many
new ornament dies available, just type "ornament" into the search and you will
be amazed at how many to choose from!!

I cut it out of some glitter paper and a tip is to peel off some of the backing
of your glitter paper to get a nice smooth and clean cut!

The ornament hanger as well as the Merry Christmas were cut using
I don't know if you have ever tried this metal foil,
but if not, you need to, as it is stunning when cut!

The red bow is part of the ornament die which I cut from
finishing off the card with a bit of color.

I have lots of ideas for this die, so I am sure you will be seeing me using it over and over!!

Thanks for visiting, and don't forget to join in our current challenge which is
"Christmas Die Cuts"....hope to see you there!!




Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tu-Tu Sweet

September is back to school for most kiddos
I have several granddaughters in dance and September
means it's also time to go back to dance class....

When I saw the September challenge at "Stampendous"
was "It's all about kids"  I put the two together...
dance and kids.....


 A couple of my "little dancers" have birthdays coming up....
I thought this adorable stamp from Stampendous "Tutu Toad
would not only be perfect for one of them but bring a smile to their face as well!!

I had an older pad of paper called Nana's Kids and if you haven't noticed already,
I have been trying real hard to use up some of my stock....
this coming from a person that just bought 9 new pads of paper this week....lol!!

The card came together pretty easy....
the crown is from my stash and has a date on it of 2009 from Jolee's boutique

I hope Stampendous appreciates my card as it might cost me my marriage..LOL
No, really, we are leaving tomorrow and it's 4pm as I write this and I haven't so 
much as packed a thing, gotten groceries, nor given the dog her bath.....
what's more important, right??

See you all on Monday!!

Also entering in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly .... Oh How Cute
and
Top Tip Tuesday .... Kids

Summer Memories

Summer memories...aren't they the best.....
time spent with family and friends.....


Every year my daughter and her family spend "almost"
a week with us at our Lake Huron home....
we have lots of fun kayaking, playing corn hole, badminton, vollyball
taking long walks along the beach, sitting around the fire at night
and when it gets too dark and buggy out, we pop corn and play games!!



This year was no exception, we did all that and more...
I am sharing with you a few of the photos from our week in August....


Which brings me to the August challenge at Stampendous....
"Summer Memories"




I have used this stamp many a time before,  it's an oldie...
from 1998 and called Portland Head Lighthouse
but I thought it was perfect for my summer memories....
we see many a lighthouse where we are located here in Michigan....

I stamped the image in first Versamark...
then I added Stampendous "Red Dragon" embossing powder...
I LOVE this stuff..so pretty with all that sparkle of glitter in it!!

I let the image speak for itself, so just added a ribbon and an anchor punch!
I will be off my blog until the 28th or so
we will be back at the Lake Huron house at the time of this post....
have a great week my friends!!

Colors of Fall

Hi All...this is my post on the "Classy Cards 'n Such" blog today
for our weekly challenge.
I hope you will "pop" on over and take a peek
at what the design team has to inspire YOU to join in!

Hello Classy Friends!
Diane here with you today with my card from our newest challenge
"Cozy Plaids" add warm, fall colored plaids to your project.


Nothing says fall like a squirrel scampering around gathering his winter food!
We have lots of squirrels here out in the country where I live
and when I saw this cute Squirrel from Stacey Stamps, I just had to purchase it!


I first stamped the image with Versamark and then heat embossed with 
If you were here to see the card "in real life", you would notice a bit of "Sparkle".
And a quick tip is, don't forget to use the "Anti Static" bag before you stamp your image!

I die cut a few "Prima Leaves", one was cut from the beautiful 
Classy Fall Card Stock Bundle, using the Mandarin Curious Metallic included in the package.

Next is the most exciting new die I think!!
Using the Orange Iris Shimmer Sheetz, I cut the most fantastic sequins!!
Beverly carries two new sampler package Shimmer Sheetz both Iris and Gemstone.
Just imagine all the colorful sequins you can make with these!!

I did "pop up" the background paper a bit using Joy! Foam Pads Large.

The Design Team at Classy Cards 'n Such would love to see YOUR entry into our challenge.....
don't forget with 7 or more entrants, you have a chance of winning a "fabulous" prize!!!
Hope to see you here!!!

Lots of Layers At The Sisterhood

Now that we are well into "Fall like weather"
I just can't seem to stop making fall color projects....
I love the colors of fall and came up with this "layered" card
for the challenge this week at "The Sisterhood of Crafters"
Dar is our hostess this week and she has asked us to use "lots of layers".

I decided to really dig in my stash of things I had, cut, stamped
and on hand for quite awhile.


The card base is SU Grovvy Quava, covered with a DS paper
from a Prima 2006 pad, time to use it, wouldn't you say?

The "frame" is one that had been around awhile and I framed my
stamped Impression Obsession bird ...

I keep my already stamped images, pieces of die cuts and loose "ephemera"
sorted in clear bags by color...
which made it easy to pull out the flowers and butterfly to match....
the little "ticket" at the bottom says 
"very best friends" and is a stamp and punch from SU!
The ribbon is also from SU, and I added a little wooden heart button,
perfect for the Digi Choosday challenge!!

It was fun to use what I already had available as it seems my "stash"
is ever growing!!

Drop on over to The Sisterhood and see what my "sistahs" have to inspire you!!
Why not join in with us, would love to see YOU there!!

Entering the following challenges:
Oldie But A Goodie .... Autumn~entire card is OLD stuff
and
Clear It Out .... Birthday and something shiney (my glossy butterfly)
and
Digi Choosday .... Buttons

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Crafty Secrets "BOO" Blocks

I have been having a bunch of fun making my own 
Halloween decorations this year!!
I put more Fall decor out then Halloween and usually
just 2 weeks before Halloween, right after Oct 14th
I just add a few pieces here and there....
now I have my own hand created items to add in the mix!

I do love the 'vintage" look of Halloween the most....
the old trims, glitter and the "vintage images"....
That's where my wonderful  Crafty Secrets products come in to play.


I printed all my Halloween papers from the 
the CD is loaded with designs, making it hard to decide what to use!!


I had 3 paper mache little blocks that I covered with the papers....
I also used a few images from Vintage Scraps Halloween Greetings


After covering the boxes with the papers, using Modge Podge,
I inked all the edges giving it an even more vintage look!!


I had the "BOO" letters in my stash for several years, and they fit
perfectly on each block.
I added a few of my fussy cut images here and there around the blocks.


I got into my Halloween bin and lucky me, the little dollar store skeleton was sitting
right on top...I hot glued him to the top block!!

Crafty Secrets is having a wonderful sale right now...
More then a $70 value of product for $24.90 (includes shipping)...check it out...
it is a fantastic amount of items you will receive 
and there are 5 categories to choose from!

Entering in the following challenges:
All Crafts  .... Anything But A Card
and
Craftin Desert Diva's .... Craft It Up Link It Up Fall Linky Party
and
613 Avenue Create .... Anything Goes
and
Great Impressions .... Get Your Spook On
and
Hobby Cutz .... Not  A Card