Saturday, September 30, 2017

Fall Bliss

Brrrr, it sure is cool out this morning but to be a very nice day!
What we call 'game day' around here since we are in
'Notre Dame' territory...though during the 'games' I am usually in here making cards lol!

I have a CAS card using a die and stamp combined.
This card was made   using the new Tutti Designs die

I stamped a SU pumpkin , added the vine, a tiny flower and sentiment.

The unique thing about this card, is the little square that the image is on
opens up and that is where you write your message.
Pretty simple but kind of cute, too!

Entering in the following challenges:
Ooh La La .... Harvest Time
CAS on Friday .... Use a Die Cut
Victorine Originals .... Mood Board..(colors and pumpkin)

Friday, September 29, 2017


I have a spooky Halloween card to share today using a die from 
Tutti Designs 'Cooking Witch'.
Now what do you suppose she has brewing in  that pot?
She should of bought an 'instant pot' and she could of cooked!!

Using some TH distress inks, I inked a big old moon,
added a glittered bat and a glittered kitty too!

I die cut the witch from some scrap paper....
I have to admit, I don't like witches very much, they give me the creeps!

I do like how this card turned out though
and you will see her again as I have 2 more cards using her lovely form!!

Entering the following challenges:
DL.Art ... Halloween
Fab 'n' Funky .... Fall Colors

Made With Love

I needed something to get the old 'mojo' going
and saw this fun sketch at

so decided it looked like fun.
I also wanted to play once again in Darnell's NBUS challenge
with a stamp set I purchased on Ebay several years ago and
it has never even seen ink!


so here is my card.
As you can see I turned the sketch to accommodate the stamp.

You also might notice the plaid  washi ribbon underneath is a bit 'wonky'
(no I hadn't been
but it is a fabric washi and it has been in my drawer so long the 'sticky' is gone,
so I had to add a strip of 1/2" tear-ific tape to the back,
and being fabric it just 'did it's own thing'!
But I kind of like it wonky (that's MY story and I am sticking to it!!

For the stamping, I used SU's Kind and Cozy set with Bermuda Bay ink.
The flower was pen to stamp using Lucky Limeade and Real Red SU markers.

Now hopefully this will get me back in the mood to create,
I certainly hope so!

Entering the following challenges:

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Season's Greetings

It certainly feels like a fall day this morning and I LOVE it!
It has been so beastly hot and dry that the cooler temps feel pretty darn good!

I decided to share a card today I made for the Tutti Designs Store using

I used a scrap piece of designer paper for my background and die cut just 
the deer using a scrap of glitter paper.....a pretty simple card.

Entering the following challenges:
Rudolf Days Challenges .... ATG
Crafting By Designs .... Christmas
The Merry Christmas Challenge .... ATG
Watercooler Wednesday .... All about Christmas

Products Used:
Dies:  Tutti Designs Forest Star,
Cheery Lynn Designs Fishtail Banner
Stamps:  SU Four The Holidays

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Sometimes You're The Dog

New challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters starts today
and our hostess is our 'sistah' Anna.
She has chosen the theme of 
'Use Your Dies'

I bought a bunch of new dies, back in March I think
that I have yet had time to use....
so dug through them and pulled out this cute Peeking Pups die.

The hydrant is a printable from Pinterest
and the sentiment is computer generated.
I stamped some ink splatters in the background using a stamp from the set 
Sparkle N Sprinkle Donna's Sytlin' Sayings.
Pretty CAS for me, but sometimes simple is good!
The day I made this card I felt like the 'hydrant'!

Make sure and visit the challenge blog at
The Sisterhood and see all the amazing creations
my 'sistah's have to show you.
I always think it is so fun to see all the different 
'takes' on each challenge theme!!

Entering the following challenges:
Addicted To Stamps .... Stamp A Background
The Crazy Challenge .... Add An animal
Cards In Envy .... Easy as 1 2 3
NBUS .... never before used stuff

Products used:
Dies:  Frantic Stamper Peeking Pups
Inks:  SU Pool Party, Stampabilities Gold
Stamps:  Donna's Stylin Sayings #777 (splatters)
Digital:  Sentiment/hydrant

Monday, September 25, 2017


Happy Monday!
How was your weekend...busy like mine?
It has been about 93 here the last few days and
I really need to work outside but it's just too dang hot!
Not complaining though, as it will be cold before we know it!

Today I have a quick Halloween card to share I made for
the Tutti Designs store using the Spooky Gate die.

Pretty simple card using a neat Halloween paper for the background
and just adding the gate die cut from orange.
I die cut just the bat and added a tiny black pearl to the gate,
then punched a back glittery cat from a snippet of scrap paper.

That's it for now, have a great day!!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

A Puppy's Halloween

This is my blog post today on the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog.

Hi, Diane with you today with the cutest stamp set ever
'A Puppy's Halloween'!

For this card I did a very simple and easy 'Z' fold card.
Cut your card stock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2",
then score at 4 1/2" and 1 1/4".
The paper I choose for my card base was Mirror Card Purple Mist Satin.
so shiny and gorgeous.
It is white on the backside making it perfect for the inside of the card.

I added a strip of Tear-ific Tape 1 ½” to the card front,
trimming where it over hung the front piece.
I then peeled off the paper covering and added 
Margarita pretty!

For the card focal point,
I cut a piece of  Mirror Card Glossy Black 3" x 3".
The image was stamped with Nuvo Hybrid Ink Metro Grey
then colored with my Copics.
I die cut the image using Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Square die.

Using Nuvo Glue Pen Medium,

glue was added to the hat and glittered with Margarita and Orchid glitters.
The same was done for the broom, this time using Creamsicle glitter.
Once the glues were dry I used the Glitter Brush to clean up the image.
A tiny bow was added to the dog.

Both the front sentiment and the inside sentiment were stamped with Versamark,
(but first using the anti-static bag before stamping).
The sentiments were then embossed with Black Detail embossing powder.
I also ran a panel of the Mirror Card Glossy Black and Mirror Card Purple Mist Satin
on the inside of the card.

Here is another look at the finished card.
I think he turned out so cute!

Thank you for visiting with me today and be sure and stop back in again
tomorrow for more fabulous design team creations!!

Entering the following challenges:
Come and Get It .... ATG
Hiding In My Craft Room .... Any Holiday (Halloween)

Here is a recap of the products used:
Stamps:  A Puppy’sHalloween #863
Glitter:  Margarita GM2032,
Orchid G1097, Creamsicle G1140
Embossing Powder: Black Detail EP171
Other:  Versamark VM001,
Misc:  Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Square die,
Ribbon, Copics

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Little Cowgirl Boot

I have the cutest little cowgirl boot to share today!
I made it using the cut file from 
The Cutting Cafe's Vintage Boot Shaped Card.

This was super easy to make...heck it took me more time to choose my papers lol!
Even if you don't have an electronic machine to cut with
there is always a PDF included too!

Our assignment for the group DT  Blog post this time was 'shoes'...
Oh my, wait until you see all the fabulous variety the team has come up with!
 You can view it all HERE on TCC blog tomorrow (9/21)......

I decorated my boot with a vintage sequin trim,
a bit of lace at the top and some pretty buttons to finish....

I embossed the bottom of the shoe to resemble leather....

hope to see you at TCC blog tomorrow...
leave a comment there for YOUR chance to win 3 choice cut files of your own!

You are welcome to leave a comment here too!!

Entering the following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart #175 .... ATG
Dragonfly Dreams .... Patterned Paper (m)
Glitter 'N' Sparkle .... Embossing


Today our challenge at
Double D Challenges is being hosted by Team Darlene
and the theme is 
Sentiments/Quotes and using the mood board below for inspiration.

I went with a stamp I bought because it had a special meaning to me.
Anyone that has ever had the pleasure of loving a pet will understand my silliness!

I used to sing this verse to my Nellie dog and flapped her ears while I was singing it to her,
I always called her sunshine every morning, I greeted her with
'Good Morning Sunshine"
She always loved it with her head in my lap,
I can hardly hear those words anymore without tearing up
but it's a good memory right?

I know silliness, but it just fit her....
so I was so happy when I went to Hobbylobby one day and saw this frame...perfect...
it sits in my kitchen so I can see her sunshiny face everyday!

I used Sparkle N Sprinkle Daffodil embossing powder
and the paper is from Penny Black, my first paper pad from that company
and I absolutely love it!!

So take a peek at the wonderful variety of creations the girls at
Double D challenges have come up with...
amazing as always!!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Birthday Wishes

The weekend sure seemed to fly by and I had a HUGE list of things to get done.
Of course that didn't happen we had too much company drop by
but I did manage to get one batch of salsa made!

 I do have something new to put on my blog today and that is a
birthday card made with a cute Tutti Designs die

I used a dots embossing folder for the background
(the entire front is embossed, but my camera did not pick it up...sigh)
and then 3 Tutti Designs Nesting stitched Circles,
one of which I stamped the sentiment on.

Did you know that the Tutti Designs Nesting dies are only $12 a set...WOW...
I can hardly believe the price of these (and  I have them all of
Well, I will be back tomorrow with something fun and new...don't miss it!

Entering the following challenges:
Glitter 'N' Sparkle .... Embossing 
Watercooler Wednesdays .... Birthday

Friday, September 15, 2017

Fancy Corners Challenge at Dies R Us

Time for a new challenge at the
Dies R Us challenge blog.

Grab our Badge!

Our theme is Fancy Corners.

There are so many beautiful fancy corners to choose from....
smaller ones that you can use in each corner or the larger fancy ones
like I used:
Cheery Lynn Designs Lacey Pumpkin Corner

For the background of the die I used 
Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Circles
and the smaller circle in the set for the stamped sentiment.

I added a few small leaves 
Impression Obsession Small Leaf Set
and a hemp bow to finish.

Take a peek over at the Dies R Us challenge blog
to see all the beautiful creations my DT sisters have created
and why not join in with us too?

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sparkle N Sprinkle September Reveal and Blog Hop

Welcome to the September 
Sparkle N Sprinkle New Reveal Blog Hop! 

The Blog Hop is on the 15th of each month.  On the 1st of each month, SNS will release a new Video Kit Club.

SNS is always adding new products and new product lines to the store.  So stop by often to see what's new! 

We are pleased to reveal the following new stamp sets this month.

The sets are:

Birdhouse Friends 852
(Digital Version DIGI852BG)

Lovely Magnolia 853  
(Digital Version DIGI853FS - see below)

A Puppy's Halloween 863
(Digital Version DIGI863FS)

Victorian Camille at Christmas 864

(Digital Version DIGI864LS)

DIGI853FS - Lovely Magnolia huge digi bundle (lots of extras not included in the rubber version.)

You are definitely going to want both the digi version as well as the rubber version because when you purchase the digital versions, there are lots of extras that aren't available otherwise.  These extras can include additional images, additional sentiments, digi papers (in some cases), and a cut file.

The new sets are 20% off until the 20th of the month.  Head on over to the SNS store once you've finished the Blog Hop and start shopping.

One GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be announced on the 17th of the month.  One of the Designers is our Mystery Host and the winner will be selected from comments left on her blog.  You must leave a comment on each of the Designers' blogs in order to be selected as the winner, as you never know who the Mystery Host will be.  This is checked for compliance.

The GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and on the SNS Blog and will receive all the rubber stamp sets revealed this month.

The Blog Hop order is:
(Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to be directed to their Home page.)


Did you know that SNS has a You-Tube Channel?  If not, then you are in for a real treat.  Subscribe today to get all the latest tips and techniques!

The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge group is on Facebook.  
This is a closed group (just trying to keep out spammers), but we want anyone who to participate to join.  Click on the link and join in on the fun today!

The Creative Challenges run from the 1st - 25th of each month.  A SNS image (either rubber or digi) is required.  If you don't have any yet - no worries - there are some freebies located on the Home page of the SNS website.  Just scroll down the page a bit to see them.

The Creative Challenge Winner and Top Three will be posted on the last day of each month.  The winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to go shopping at the SNS store.

Please review all the Challenge Rules before submitting your photo 😀.  We can't wait to see what all you create using SNS images.

We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we enjoy creating new projects for it.  Be sure to visit the SNS Blog for even more inspiration.  Something new is posted most every day.

Happy Hopping!

Now onto my card.

I used the gorgeous stamp set 

I started out by making my own background paper on brown card stock.
I first stamped the smaller of the magnolia from the set in random places
all over the  card stock with Versamark embossing ink.
Squash Marbled embossing powder was then used to emboss the flowers.
I love the pretty color of this EB powder!

The sentiment was stamped with Versamark,
then embossed with Coffee embossing powder.

I stamped the large flower with Nuvo Hybrid Ink Pad Acorn Brown,
colored it with Copics, 
then I went around each petal using one of the pens from
then hand cut it out using Tonic 5" mini scissors
and popping it up with foam dimensionals..
I added a bow to the flower to finish it off.

I wanted to add a bit more 'sparkle'
so I die cut a Spellbinders Lovin' Diamonds die
and added 1 1/2" Tear-ific Tape around the edges then sprinkled
Aztec Gold Glitter.  I then added the flower panel using 1/2" Tear-ific Tape.

Thank you for visiting with me today!
Leave a comment for your chance to win the release!
Next on the hop is our lovely and very talented Shona.

Easy List of Products Used:
GlitterAztec Gold G1006
Embossing PowderSquash EP445,
Misc:  SB Die Lovin’ Diamonds,
Ribbon, Pop Up Dimensionals