Saturday, February 24, 2018


Yesterday I really didn't feel like creating much
and should of been doing housework, 
but didn't feel like that either,
so I looked at a few challenges to see if one would grab my attention.

I saw at Addicted to CAS the challenge was CAT.

If you know me, you know I am an animal lover
and I seem to have lots of cat stamps.

I made this fun card with a stamp I purchased years ago
after seeing it in a card magazine,
It is from Viva Las Vegas stamps.
It just makes me 'smile'
How would you like to find this 'meatball' in your spaghetti?

I just did a very tiny bit of coloring, keeping it simple!
I hope this makes you "SMILE" today!!

Friday, February 23, 2018


I am guest designing at the Crop Stop blog again this week.
This is my card I made.

Today I have a pretty quilt card to share using a quilt die

I cut the die three times,
twice using  designer paper from Authenique and then once from a
plain red card stock.

I backed the red piece, which is the quilt outline (binding)
with a piece of trimmed to fit (4")
The I just simply pieced the die cut pieces in where I wanted them.
(I can save all the extras for future 'quilts.)

The entire die cut was then adhered to a white card stock 
and then a pink card stock base.

I die cut a Memory Box 'Hello'
and added 3 little Red Candi Dots

Entering the following challenges:
Crafting With An Attitude .... ATG
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper
Scrapyland .... ATG

Products Used:
Authenique Paper Pad
Memory Box Hello

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Hearts Twofer Challenge

It's been a rough week here with things going on
and I needed something to take my mind off it all
and had been wanting to get some cards done for the Twofer Challenge.

The challenge this time is "Hearts".
I used a die for my cards.....a really, really OLD die...
remember the 'cookie cutter' dies from QuicKutz?

I used a nesting heart, but I used the 'negative' of the heart.
I made both a masculine card and a feminine card.

The first card I added a designer paper 'scene' behind the heart negative.

I added a die cut deer, few sequins and sentiment...simple!
Entering this card in the following challenges:
Southern Girls .... Nature
Creatalicious .... ATG option Man/boy

For the feminine card scraps of papers
(or snippets like Di at the Playhouse calls them)
and adhered them to a card stock base,
then turned it slightly and had a nice background for my negative heart.

I added a few leaf die cuts, flowers and a sentiment.

Entering this card in the following challenges:

This challenge with the hearts in 2 different ways threw me a bit,
but I like the outcome!

Fun News

Hey all my 'bloggie' friends....
I have a bit of fun news to share.
I am the new blog coordinator for a relative new die company

There is a wonderful team of ladies doing the designing for us and you can
see their creations on the blog HERE
They have done an amazing job of using the dies for inspiration.

While getting the blog up and running and the team in place,
I made a few cards myself.

First is a cute boy baby card using the

Next card is using the 

and the last card I had on my blog a few days ago using the

I would LOVE for you to visit the Cheapo Dies blog
to see all the inspiration and become a follower/subscriber.
We are new, we need YOU!!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Woodland Creatures Challenge

It's the 3rd Wednesday of the month and that means it's time for a new
challenge theme at Double D.
The challenge is being hosted by Team Darlene
but I wanted to join in, too!
The theme is 'Woodland Creatures'
Now how fun is that and how fun is this inspiration board!!

I decided to go a little 'outside' the box with this challenge
and make a shaped card.
I have made this little 'Hey Foxy' card before
using The Cutting Cafe Hey Foxy cut file on my Cricut.

I had a lot of fun making this card and I also had a bit of
'unwanted' help from Mack.
I had all my pieces cut and ready to assemble right after I had my lunch.
but was getting ready to attach the feet and I only had one foot.
What the heck?  I then heard 'chomp~chomp~chomp,
and yep, you guessed it, Mack was eating the poor little fox foot!

So, back to the Cricut to cut another foot.....
all in all, after all the drama
I think he turned out pretty darn cute!!

Make sure and pop on over to the Double D challenge blog and
see all the fun woodland creatures...join in with us too,
as we always have really cool prizes!!
Entering the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies ..... Critter
Animal Friends .... Stripes or Dots
Craft-Dee Bowz ....Must Have Bow
Crafty Animals .... ATG

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Flower Love

This is my post on the Tutti Designs blog today.

Hi, Diane with you today.
I have three cards all made with the same fun die
from Tutti Designs Flower Love.
I figured since February is the month of 'LOVE',
that this would be a good time to show these cards.
I think these flower dies are so much fun
and can make a quick, yet pretty card when needed in a hurry!

First up is this card with a swirly heart background.
I also used the Nesting Scalloped Oval die cut from vellum.
The Flower Love die was cut on white card stock, then colored with Copics.
I have a little confession to make on this card though.
Shhh don't tell, but there are 7 of these flower dies, all different.
I made 3 of each die design, and on the 3rd card of each, I turned
the die on it's side for a very different look,
however in the taking of my pictures, I left it 'upright'
so just picture this card on it's side, lol!

The second card uses a bit of background paper and a scrap of green,
add a bow and you have a pretty card!

The third card uses  a Nesting Stitched Heart die
Once again the Flower Love die was cut from white and colored with Copics.

Dies I used:

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And here are some Tutti Designs quick links:

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Hey Chickie

Time for a fun project for
All the designers were given the cutest digital file to work with
'Animal Friends' printable set
This cute set has several images to choose from.
I chose the cute little 'chickie'.
I think this would make a cute card to send to a 'bestie'!

I colored both image with Copics and for fun added a bit of glitter to both.
Sparkle N Sprinkle Daisy glitter to the chest area and Creamsicle to the feet.
To apply glitter in small areas I use my very favorite
I use this so often and love it s much I am on my third one
and have a 4th ready to open when needed!
I also used a Stardust Gelly Roll Pen in each eye.

I made the sentiment/chick image into a balloon for the larger chick to hold.
The papers I used (are you ready?) are from Making Memories 2008...
yikes they are 10 years old!

Want to see some more super cute and adorable animal friends?
Then tomorrow on The Cutting Cafe BLOG,
all the designers have their creations all in one post!
Just by leaving a comment there, you could win 3 cut files of your choice.

Entering the following challenges:
Dream Valley .... Things With Wings
Hiding In my Craft Room ....Buttons/Bows
Aud Sentiments .... For A Friend