Thursday, May 23, 2019

Hello There #2

Hello There!
Last week I made a card for the Memory Box Challenge HERE

and had used my embossing folder on a 'minty' green card stock
and didn't think it showed up well,
so set it aside and did the pink one.

Well, it was still sitting on my work table and I thought
'why not'?

So here it is in green and with a patterned butterfly using
once again  the Memory Box 'Stitched Vivienne Butterfly'.

I will be once again entering this in the Memory Box challenge

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Happy Ever After

Today at The Sisterhood of Crafters
our 'sistah' Debbie is hosting and she has chosen the theme of

It is that time of year when it seems weddings are abundance
and you might need a card just for that occasion.

I made a pretty simple card using a Tutti Designs die Wedding Bells.
The bells were cut from a shimmery/metallic paper.
I added a flower and a few pearls.

I used a designer paper (isn't it pretty) from my stash
and computer generated the sentiment.

With just a light piece of card stock or card board over the front,
this card will be an easy mailer if need be.

Need some wedding inspiration?
Then check out all the other fabulous wedding cards my 'sistahs'
have created at The Sisterhood!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019


This is my card on the Tutti Designs blog today.

Hi Tutti Friends, Diane here today with three cards using the
Tutti Designs Pickup Truck.

This is a great die for masculine cards
both young and old alike!

The first card I die cut the truck from a red metallic paper.
The truck was adhered to a Nesting Stitched Oval
which I embossed.
I chose some papers for the background 
that I thought looked rather 'manly'
including a crimped piece... a ribbon was added with the sentiment.

The next card I made into a Father's Day card...
what man wouldn't love a truck for Father's Day!
It was cut from a very shiny metallic green paper.

The next card I made for my grandson for his 18th birthday.
He was getting a new truck,  not knowing his was black,
I die cut from a blue/green metallic paper.
The sentiment fit him well as he is greatly liked by all.

I really love this die for a masculine card!!

TUTTI-321 Pickup Truck

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

and here are some Tutti Designs quick links:

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Monday, May 20, 2019

Paper Lace Cut Files

Yikes, here we are towards the end of the month already...
it seems the older you get time passes by so quickly!

I have a Cricut cut card today using a new cut file from
The Cutting Cafe Paper Lace Templates and Cut Files.
Make sure and take a peek at these files as there are 4 different
files in 3 sizes.

I used the 'small alpha' size for mine.
It is on a 6" square card.
I computer generated the sentiment.
Remember that song?
ABC I have you singing it now?

It made a quick and easy card, letting the Cricut do all the cutting.

Stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog tomorrow May 21st,
as all the Design Team will have their Paper Lace creations to show you...
you can see it all in one place...leave a comment on the blog there for your chance to win
2 cut files of your own choice.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Hello There

Well I have been out of commission the last few days
down with the 'crud'
but today at least feel like I am alive again.
I am such a germ-a-phobic
I can't even imagine where I picked this bug up at...ugh!

Anyhow, I have been wanting forever to join in with the
challenges at Memory Box
and today have finally managed to.

The challenge is 'Embossing Extravaganza'.


Well a month or so back at Hobbylobby I picked up a really pretty set
of embossing folders by Momenta which is what I used today.
There are five in the set and each one is very pretty.

I also used a favorite Memory Box butterfly die 
'Stitched Vivienne Butterfly.
Pretty simple card!

Entering the following challenges:

Memory Box ....  Embossing Extravaganza
Simon Says Wednesday .... Stitches

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Paper Sweeties May 2019 New Release Rewind!

Today is the New Release Rewind
where the team has created more fun projects and inspiration
using the newly Released stamps and dies.

I have to say I have had a ball making these adorable 
campers...with both the  
Truck add on Life Is An Adventure stamp set 
Truck add on Life Is An Adventure Sweet Cuts,
yu can create an amazing amount of very different campers!

For my card I used both the stamps and parts of the die set.

I stamped the camper then used Copics to color it in.
I added a die cut door and tires, 
then used a Stardust gel pen to add sparkle to all the windows.

I stamped the cute little banners twice, then colored them in.

Have you ever been to a campground and 
see a few campsites with potted plants?

I have and I think it is so cute,
so I HAD to add a potted plant to my scene using
Live Love Grow Stamp set!

(that is a shadow showing under the bit of
thought I would mention it since it looks like a's not....
a few little glitter hearts were added for even more sparkle.

So there you have 'my' rewind card...
I couldn't resist using this set again and again!!

Truck Add-on: Life is an adventure Sweet Cuts

Make sure and visit each designer for a whole LOT
of inspiration...
you won't be disappointed as they are fabulous!!

Thank you for visiting with me today!!

Entering the following challenges:

Stinkin' Inkers .... All Tied UP

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Paper Sweeties May 2019 New Release Party!

Are you ready to PARTY?
I hope so as today is the Paper Sweeties New Release Party!!

Make sure to visit the entire Design Team 
to see all the beautiful creations!

One of the new releases is the gorgeous
Basket Add-On Thinking of You.
Basket Add on - Sweet Cuts.

I totally love this stamp!
It is so easy to use!
I stamped it twice on vellum using Versamark
and a white detail embossing powder.

Once that was done,
I did a favorite technique of mine...coloring on vellum!
Just make sure to color on the BACK side
and a bit deeper colors seem to work best.

I have to admit the entire color idea came from
the Dreamsicle Seam Binding ... dreamy and yummy!!

Here is a close up of the colored flowers.

I also used two of the stamps from the set for my greetings
and the sign die from the Thinking of You Sweet Cuts dies.

Basket Add-on: Thinking of you Sweet Cuts

I hope you have enjoyed my card today and be sure to come back tomorrow 
for our New Release won't want to miss it!

Entering the following Challenges:
Addicted To Stamps ... Flowers
A Place To Start ... Tempting Techniques
The Flower Challenge .... Embossing (m)