Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Welcome April "Blog Candy" and winner of March Blog Candy

Please scroll down for my regular posts

Winner of the March blog candy is RHONDA
Please send me your name/address (my email is on the right sidebar)
and I will ship your die right out to you!!

APRIL Blog Candy is the gorgeous JustRite background stamp "Wings Of Love"
I just purchased this stamp for myself and thought I would also give one away!!

How to win?   Just follow my blog and leave a comment on THIS post telling me you did.
Already follow?  Just leave me a comment!!
That's it, it's that simple.  Didn't win this month...not to worry, there will be more in May!!
This post will remain at the top until April 30th when the winner is drawn!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Things With Wings at The Sisterhood

Today at "The Sisterhood of Crafters" Darlene is hostess and she has chosen
"Things With Wings" for our challenge.

For my DT sample I decided to get the "old" Cricut cranked up and do a
totally Cricut card.

I used "A Child's Year" cartridge and cut my little fairy 3 times to get the layered
look I was after...
Her Tulip planter is from the cartridge "Fresh Picked".
That is the cartridge that made me realize I had forgotten much of what 
I new about using the
it was a "picky" little thing to work with!!!

A different but simple card for the most part.
I think it will make a cute card for one of the younger kiddos for a birthday!!!

Head on over to "The Sisterhood" and see what my creative "sistah's" have in store
for you...and better yet...why not join in!!!!!!!

Entering the following challenges:

Always Something Creative .... Fairy Tale
Feeling Crafty .... Anything For A Child April Challenge
Kreativeinkauf .... Winged Messengers of Spring
Card Mania Challenge .... Fairies

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Musical Motifs ~ Sing

Here is my post that is on the Classy Cards 'n Such Blog today
for our challenge "Music Motifs".
Beverly has a wonderful Music Notes die she is giving
to the winner!!!

Hello, Diane with you today!!

I have a somewhat "vintage look" card I created for the challenge this week

I started my card with the gorgeous "Stardream Rose Quartz" Metallic paper.
I love the quality, 105# weight, and price of this paper.....
I wish you could see the pretty Metallic sheen on beautiful.

I cut Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight and 
layered Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry Doily on top.
The next layer is Memory Box Bamboo Shoots
this happens to be another favorite die of mine!!

I fussy cut my Impression Obsession bird image and popped him up

A few scrabble tiles were added....
butterflies were punched from Bo Bunny Soft Shades Double Dot Designs Paper
I added a ribbon and bow...
Pretty Resin Heart "green" was added to the bow...
love these delicate little hearts,  so detailed!!

I hope you will join in our challenge this week...we would "love" to see "your" creation!!

Entering the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations .... Dies and/or Punches and a stamped image
All Sorts .... Birds and Feathers
Crafty Calender Challenge .... Things With Wings
My Time To Craft .... Up Up and Away
Sweet Stampin .... Lots of Layers

Monday, April 21, 2014

"Pastel Goodness" at "The Shabby Tea Room"

Happy Bright Sunshiny Morning To You All!!!

This week at "The Shabby Tea Room" the challenge is "Pastel Goodness"
I am hosting the challenge this week and I chose the lovely inspiration photo below
and to use pastel colors, polka dots and flowers!!

Our sponsor this week is "Creations by AR".  I am using their beautiful cut file
"Lovely Cart".  It went together so easy and I used the PDF file as I don't have
a Silhouette for the SVG file..  I bet you can't even tell it was "hand cut" can you??

I used SU Lavender Lace Card stock and Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments for my cart.
The daffodils were handmade using a Cottage Cutz die and colored with PanPastels
that can be purchased from Classy Cards 'n Such.

My sweet little girl is "Sophie" from Paper Sweeties.
I paper pieced her clothes using the "Mahola" boutique set.
I used a bit of pompom ribbon trim on both side of the cart top,
made a yellow ribbon flower 
and added ribbon trim around the base of the cart!!
All the other "bits and baubles" were from my "stash" of "stuff"!!

So head on over to "The Shabby Tea Room" and see what my Shabby Tea Room
teammates have created....lots of gorgeous projects to peek at!!
While there, why not join in with us this week...we would love to have you!!

Entering in the following challenges:
The Ribbon Girl .... lemon/yellow and ribbon
Hiding In My Craft Room .... Flowers
Open Minded Crafting .... Easter/Pastel
Craftitude .... Anything Goes or Spring/Easter
Craft My Life .... Anything Goes except a card
Anything But A Card .... Anything Goes

Thursday, April 17, 2014

"Soar" and some Exciting News!!!

This week at "City Crafters" the challenge is "Up, Up and Away 
using the inspiration photo
and a hot air balloon or balloons.

I love the City Crafter challenges and used to play every week, 
but lately haven't had time to join in.
I was super excited that "this week" I had a few "free" days so I could participate!

I had so much fun with this colorful and cheerful card.
I had a couple of my hot air balloon stamps in mind to use
but had a few errands to run and stopped in at Michael's to see what was "new".
While walking through the aisles I noticed a clearance section, and in it
were these adorable Pebbles felt hot air balloons!!
I think it was meant to be as it was the only package left!!

My background paper is from SU I have had for a few years and it's the
first time I have used it...loved how it had the clouds and little houses on it.
I added some rick rack top and bottom and thought it still needed "something"
so added the twine bow. It still "lacked", so I decided to stamp a sentiment on
a cloud die (Impression Obsession) and while looking through my stamps I found
a set from Prima with the word "Soar".
I think this would make a fun grad card!!

Now for "my" exciting news!!!
I am a  new Design Team member for the Dies R Us challenge blog
that begins on May 1st!
There will be two challenges per month, with two teams.
Team A starts May 1st and Team B starts May 15th.
Each challenge runs for two weeks and always begin on the 1st and 15th of each month!
I am on Team B and am looking forward to working with all the other DT members!!


If you are not familiar with Dies R Us, check them out HERE.
The entire site is nothing but dies at a discounted price!

Well, that's it for me today....hopefully see YOU tomorrow!
Don't forget to sign up for this month's blog candy...and I already have May's purchased...
you will LOVE it!!!  All you have to do is follow my blog to enter!!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Teach A Dog New Tricks

Guess what I woke up to this morning??
Ugh, how can that be, it's April...and my poor, poor Spring flowers!!!
Before I "cry" I wanted to share with you my card that is at/on
the Classy Cards 'n Such blog today for our "die cuts" challenge.
This is a really easy challenge...and a great prize is being offered....
dang it, I wish I could!!!

Hello, Diane here with you today on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog.
I have a fun project to share with you I made for this weeks challenge
Speaking of challenges, why don't you join in, we would love to have you.
You can always see our list of weekly challenges listed to the right!!

Now onto today's project!!
Who said "You can't teach an old dog new tricks?"
Well, that's what I did....
I taught this dog just  how much fun it is to fly a kite...
and his little "fluffy" buddy is waiting for his turn!!

The card base is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" square, the background is 5" x 5".
I cut a bit of whimsical polka dot grass using Impression Obsession die "grass"
The clouds were cut with Memory Box "Puffy Clouds "
The kite is a fun die also from Impression Obsession "Kite die cut set "...
it comes with with a smaller kite die as well as  few other cutting options.

I added some "flocking" for a bit of a fur look to the little white dog
The larger dog and the smaller dog  are from Impression Obsession "Dog Die Set" 
I sponged TH inks on for a bit of golden color.

Additional items used in the making of this card are:
Joy Foam Pads Small

Entering In The Following Challenges:

The Crafty Bloggers Network .... Die Cuts and/or Embossing

Challenges 4 Everybody ....Anything Goes
The Squirrel  and The Fox .... All Creatures Great and Small
Crafty Catz .... Animals
Catered Crop .... Think Green Recipe Swap

Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter Sweetness At "The Shabby Tea Room"

Happy Monday to you all...I hope you are having a great day!!
This week at "The Shabby Tea Room" Lenet is our host and she has chosen the
gorgeous inspiration photo below and we were to use "polka dots & stripes".

Our sponsor for the week is "The Cutting Cafe"....
and I chose this adorable cut file bunny card!!!

I cut out my base card and then cut the bunny again from Bo Bunny Pastel Dots paper.
I added a newly purchased fence (well the die is and a couple of birdies
singing their hearts out for their bunny friend!! 

"My" stripes are in my is so pretty and came from Michael's Easter section!
I added a bit of "Easter" grass at the bottom and some "tuti fruiti sequins" I purchased
from Paper Sweeties....they are so cute in the shape of tiny flowers!

I hope you will join in our challenge this week at "The Shabby Tea Room"...
The Cutting Cafe is offering a great prize for one lucky winner.
While there, check out my "teamies" projects...they are awesome as always!!!

Don't forget you still have a couple of weeks to sign up for my blog candy above!!

Entering the following challenges:
Craft-Dee Bowz Monthly Challenge .... Anything Goes With A Handmade Bow
Craft Your Passion .... Bunnies, Chicks, Eggs..use any
Melonheadz Friends .... Easter
The Pink Elephant .... Easter