Saturday, October 3, 2015

Close To You

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Hi there, Diane with you today!
I took a slight break from my Fall creating and
made a somewhat fun and shabby chic card today.

I created my entire card around the sentiment
which I had been wanting to use for quite some time!

I started with an embossed background using
an Anna Griffin Cherry Blossom embossing folder.

I cut out Spellbinders Heart Circles,
then stamped Impression Obsession Why Do Birds
sentiment on the top section of the die cut.

For a bit of fun I added two feathers from my supplies,
then cut Memory Box Meadowbird Branch.
A few Sage Green Pearls were tucked in here and there.

For a pop of color I used a bird house from  Memory Box Birdhouse Village die.
This is a great die as you receive  a die for 4 different birdhouses,
roofs, and a choice of a chain or stands for them....
pretty clever and a good buy!

I added the chain to my birdhouse and adhered the bow on
the top of that!

Thanks for visiting with me today!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Welcome Fall

Wow...can you believe it is already October 2nd?  I bet you can't guess where you were or what you did on this date 41 years ago, but I can!  It was the day my beautiful daughter Lori was born!!
It also is time again for a new challenge at Fussy and Fancy!
Our challenge is Autumn Colors and our hostess is the lovely Eileen.

The sponsor is Aurora Wings.  I used an image from the flower collection called

Most of my card was put together with snippets of things I already had 
on hand and/or already cut.
The background paper is Graphic 45 Time To Flourish.
The die cuts, feathers, flowers and leaves I dug out of my stash!

I encourage you to join in with us and take a peek at what the Design Team has to inspire you, the creations are GORGEOUS!!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Beauty of Fall

This is my post on the Dies R Us inspiration blog today!

Happy Thursday and first day of October to you!!

Today I have a fun fall card to share.

I started with a Daffodil yellow card base.
I topped it with a piece of white card stock,
then designer paper from  Fancy Pants "Park Bench".
Darn that Hobby Lobby with their 50% off paper pads

Now comes the fun part.....the die!!

I used Spellbinders Nature's Window.
What makes this so fun, is that the die cuts an open window.
You can put anything in the window that you desire!
I added a snippet of burlap behind it for texture,
then added a Cheery Lynn Designs Fall Pumpkin.

Perched on the pumpkin is a tiny owl cut from
Cheery Lynn Designs Birch Tree With Critters.
I even added a couple of green gems for the eyes!
I just love this Maple Leaf with it's "peek a boo" window!

I finished off with a sentiment from JustRite.

Visit us here Monday - Friday for great inspiration
and see lots of the "must have" dies in use.

for a chance to win a gift certificate to the store,
plus lots of inspiration there to get your mojo going, too!

See you again soon!

Entering the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge
Cheery Lynn Designs .... ATG
2 Crafty Girls .... Mood Board

Our Crafty Corner  .... Autumn Color

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

So Thankful

This is my post on the
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Hi, Diane with you today to hopefully inspire YOU
to join our challenge this week which is Feeling Fall-ish!

I put this card together first by using a
Sizzix Susan's Garden Laurel Wreath embossing folder.
There are numerous embossing folders in the store to choose from.

I embossed it on  Champaign Neenah Pearlized Metallic card stock.
So very pretty with an elegant shimmer.

The pumpkin was cut with Memory Box Stitched Pumpkins,
using the largest of the three.
The card stock I used for the pumpkin  is Cryogen Curious Metallic,
giving the pumpkin itself a bit of shimmer.

The tiny flowers I cut using the Impression Obsession Hydrangea Set.
Each little flower was colored with Pan Pastels Flower Coloring Kit.
The colors from the kit I used are Orange and Red Iron Oxide.
I also used the  Paper Blossoms Tool Kit and
the Paper Blossoms Craft Molding Mat to form my flowers.
A suggestion if purchasing the Pan Pastels,
a good idea is to also purchase the PanPastel Lids.
These keep you colors nice and tidy and safe.

For the leaves I used an Impression Obsession Small Flower die set.
The branches are Memory Box Meadowbird Branch.

To finish I added a last snippet I had of orange ribbon
and a sentiment I had on hand.

Thank you for visiting with me today!
Entering the following challenges!
Crafty Sentiments .... Autumn Leaves
Pixie's Snippets Playground .... ATG
Die Cuttin' Diva's ... ATG
Try It On Tuesday .... Autumn 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Loads of Fun

Happy Fall to you!!
This is my post on the
Classy Cards 'n Such blog today!
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Hi, Diane with you today!
It's hard to believe that Fall is almost here.....
time to start thinking about making a few Fall cards 
and with all the dies available, it couldn't be any easier!

I started my card with a cream card base
topped with paper from the Authentique Collection called Faith.
I stitched it onto my card base for a bit of a frame.

I cut three trees using Impression Obsession Fir Trees.
The Impression Obsession Truck , I wanted a metallic look, 
so I used Echo Bronze Stardream Metallic for the truck,
Silver Rhinestones were used for the hubcaps.

The pumpkins were so fun!
I used Impression Obsession Pumpkin Patch die,
which cuts several at one time in various sizes and shapes.
The pumpkins were cut from Mandarin Curious Metallic.

I added a stamped sentiment from Flourishes.

The tree, truck and pumpkins were all popped up
A little tip in using the foam pop ups,
is to use a marker the color of what you are popping up
on the foam pad sides, as then it will not be noticeable on the card!

Thank you for visiting with me today!!

Entering the following challenges:
A Gem of A Challenge .... Autumn 
Simply Create Too .... Autumn Splendor
Jo's Scrap Shack .... ATG

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Spooky Fun

This is  my card n the
hope you like it!!

Hi there and Happy Thursday to you!

I am trying real hard to get my Halloween cards made on time for once!
Dies R Us has oodles and oodles of Halloween/Fall dies to choose from.

I started my card with black card stock 
and a snippet of paper from the scrap bin!
I tied a piece of Halloween twine around it and added a little tag.

I used one die for this card, 
Die-Versions Sweet Petites "Fall Festival".
I cut this die first on craft foam, then from black card stock.

After adhering those 2 pieces together,
I cut each little image separately, then paper pieced them.
It really didn't take long at all to do it,
and it is a great way to use up those "snippets" of papers.

I think this die looks good just "standing on it's own"
without anything else to fancy it up!

There are several of these edge/border dies to choose from.
If you type in "Sweet Petites" you can see them all!

Visit us here Monday - Friday to see lots of awesome inspiration from the DT.
We have a challenge going on at the Dies R Us Challenge blog....
more inspiration to be found there, and a prize to be won for joining in!
Thank you for visiting with me today.
"I" will be seeing you next Thursday...hope to see you here!

Entering the following challenges:
Whimsy Stamps & Inspiration .... ATG/Halloween
The Crafty Addicts  .... ATG/Spots/Stripes

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Let's All Go To The Pumpkin Patch

Welcome to the first day of fall!
I have been busily decorating my house for Fall
(well when I am not raking up hundreds of pine cones that have fallen)
I love, love the fall season, not only in decorating my home,
but also in making Fall cards!

That brings us to this weeks challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters
where little oh' me is the hostess this time around and
I have chosen the theme of Pumpkin Patch for our challenge!

I had a plan all in mind for this challenge,
but right in the middle of it I have come down with a nasty flu bug.
As I write this my throat is sore and I think my head might fall
and I never, ever get sick or it's rare...
must be one of those rare times!

So because I was feeling poorly,
I shoved my original idea aside and went with this quick and easy card!

I layered a bit of card stock, SU Cajun Craze onto cream.
The polka dot paper was laying around for another project and it was
the perfect color, so I grabbed it.
It is My Mind's Eye the Spider's web paper.

The focal image of my card is a label I bought in a set
about (hate to admit this) 12 years ago.
To that I added a few wheat die cuts cut from snippets in my scrap bag, 
a bow, a few gems for bling and called it a day!

So head on over to The Sisterhood and see what my "sistahs"
have to get your creativeness going and join in with us!!

Entering the following challenges:
Clear It Out ... Theme:  Autumn Stash:  Leaves/Foliage 
Creative Card Crew .... Fall
Deep Ocean .... Autumn
Die Cuttin' Diva's .... Pumpkin/Scarecrow
Fan-Tastic Tuesdays ... Color Me Autumn
Pixie's Snippets Playground .... Week 195