Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Happy Halloween

This is my post on the Tutti Designs Blog today!!

Halloween is just around the corner and Tutti Designs has some fabulous dies
just for that occasion which are sure to 'spook' ya out!

I have 3 cards showcasing the 
Gravestone die.

The first card all I needed was a some great designer paper,
a cute Halloween sentiment,
then cut the gravestone die from black
and just the spider from a foil paper.

The second card, I once again used some fun designer papers,
The grave stone was cut from a metallic gray,
then the spider from a silver glitter paper and the crow from black card stock....fun!

The last card I used another fun designer paper, kind of  'spooky'
then die cut the gravestone twice, 
once from a print paper and then for a shadow underneath,
 I cut from an orange card stock...
and the spider in a silver metallic
 (which actually was the left over piece from the card above).

Nothing easier then perfect designer papers and die cuts put together
for fabulous cards!

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Make sure to visit the Tutti Designs Store (link below)
for LOTS more Halloween dies!!
Come back tomorrow for lots more Tutti Designs inspiration!

and here are some Tutti Designs quick links:

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Monday, October 22, 2018

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Seems we are already on the 'backside' of October.
I didn't get to make any new Halloween cards this year,
but I had a bunch I had created for the Tutti Designs store
and have not posted on my blog yet.
This is one of those cards using
Tutti Designs Spiderweb Window.

This is one of those dies that doesn't need much more with it but
some fun background papers.

The window was die cut from black card stock,
then I just cut the spider portion from a silver glitter paper.
Simple but fun!

If you stop back tomorrow, I will have three cards
on the Tutti Designs Blog that are also Halloween fun!

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Sympathy Card

On the SNS blog today is my post below.
You can see it HERE
Scroll on down for some news about me deciding to step down from the team.

Hi, Diane with you today with a classy but easy to create Sympathy card 
using the newly released stamp set 

Supplies :
Embossing Powder Silver Detail EP257
OtherVersamark VM001
Misc.:  Ribbon, button
Embossing folder, Spellbinders die

I embossed a card stock panel
then using Nuvo blending sponges
sponged on Nuvo Embellishement Mousse Pure Platinum.
You can see I didn't sponge the middle as I new it would be covered with my die cut.

I die cut a pretty oval, large enough for the sentiment to fit on,
stamped with Versamark and embossed with Silver Detail embossing powder.

A pretty silver ribbon and button were added to finish!

Now for a bit of sad news.
Due to some family health issues, 
and the need to spend more time with a family member
I decided I needed to step down
as a designer for SNS.
It was a very hard decision as I have enjoyed my 3 year journey
with Sparkle N Sprinkle and all their wonderful
Stamp sets, glitter, embossing powders and other fabulous products,
which I will continue using, a lot!
I will miss my SNS design friends as well,
but I sure will be visiting to see what is new and exciting on their blog posts.
Thank you SNS for letting me a part of your world!

(after the writing/scheduling of this post,
my Mom lost her battle with Stage 4 breast cancer
she is dearly missed, but I was able to be with her everyday and at her side when she passed and for that I am grateful)

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Rock On

I have boxes of cards I haven't posted yet and this is one of them....
a fun card perfect for the man or boy in your life!

I used some fun papers, dies and a rock n roll EB folder to make this card.

The Tutti Designs Acoustic Guitar for this card,
cutting it from brown and then off setting the teal on top...
I like the shadow effect on dies.

I added a little gem and a computer generated sentiment to finish.

I am in the process of  cleaning (digging) out my creative room today....
need to let go of some of the overflow of  'stuff',
but decided to take a much needed break and write up this post.

Entering the following challenges:

Watercooler Wednesday .... Masculine ATG

Thursday, October 18, 2018


I was thinking I needed some 'new' shoes.
How about these, what do you think, pretty fancy right?
Funny thing is I do need new shoes but don't think these will quite do lol!

When I was designing samples for the Tutti Designs store
this is one I created and never posted.
It used the Witch Shoe die cut from a black glitter paper.

I added the chipboard bat and the banner from my stash.
Just a quick post today for fun....I will be showing more of these
sample cards this month both here and at Tutti Designs blog on Tuesdays.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Plant Smiles

Time for a new challenge theme at
and this time the theme is to use
stencils or masks...FUN!!

I have lots of stencils to work with
but chose this cute, small one from Memory Box
called Florina.
It was simple enough just by using some Distress Inks
and a sponge.

I first tried to 'frame it' but none of my frames seemed to fit 'just right'
so in the end I used an oval die to die cut it
and actually like the result.

I used an embossing folder that fit pretty good with the oval
and a sentiment from Elizabeth Crafts
stamped with Dew Drop ink Lulu Lavender.

Take a peek over at Back To Basics and Beyond
and join us with some stenciling of your own...
we would love to see your creations!

Memory Box Stencil Florina
TH Embossing Folder Floral Fancy Frame
Elizabeth Crafts Stamp Set Little Words That Mean A Lot
Memento Dew Drop Ink Lulu Lavender
TH various  Distress Inks
SU card stock Apricot

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Flying Witch

This is my post on the
Tutti Designs blog today.

Halloween is getting closer and closer and it's time
to purchase those fun Halloween dies!

Today I have a couple of cards using the fun
'Flying Witch' die.

Just by adding a few  little details like I did
to this card below, you can have a quick and easy card to mail.

The flying witch was cut from a plaid paper, 
I added a cute little glitter cat
on the end of her broom, 
I think he is giving her directions of where to go
what do you think?

The next card has a bit more of a 'vintage' look to it.
I once again added a cat to the broom.
This one looks like the witch and the kitty are having a discussion!
(The little cat I used is a punch)

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Make sure to visit the Tutti Designs Store (link below)
for LOTS more Halloween dies!!
Come back tomorrow for lots more Tutti Designs inspiration!

and here are some Tutti Designs quick links:

Thank you for visiting with me today!