Wednesday, September 19, 2018

This is my post on the Cheapo Dies blog today:

Hi, Diane here filling in again  today with a fun
Halloween die 'Flying Witch'.

I used a glossy card stock and several  TH 'regular' Distress inks
 for the moon and background.

I added gue to the stars then sprinkled with a Tangerine glitter.

The tree kine along the bottom is a scrap of Halloween paper
and is actually very shimmery.

I just love how easy this die cuts and has such a perfect image!

Thank you for visiting with me today and be sure to stop back tomorrow
and every day for lots of inspiration using Cheapo Dies!!


Time for a new challenge and a new 'mood board' at
Double D Challenges.
Our theme is 'If The Shoe Fits"
with the fun mood board below!!

Quite a lot to choose from that's for sure!!

One of the things
(I know I have mentioned this's the old age
is that by being on the fun challenge teams is I get to use
pretty much anything I want as long as I stay within the theme.
I love that, as then it gives me an opportunity to use my neglected stamps
and other supplies.

One of my stamps I have neglected and had for quite sometime
is this Crafters Companion Party Paws Party With Bamboo stamp set.
I know a lot of people say 'I don't like Panda's...not sure why
but I think she is the cutest thing!!

I colored her in with Copics and used a Stardust jelly roll pen
here and there for a bit of sparkle!

The butterfly (which I fussy cut) and the sentiment are all part of the stamp set.

I used a newly purchased paper for the background from an
Echo Park Summer Fun paper pack
and a scrap of a paper I had crimped and rejected for something else.

I kind of like how she turned out and was super excited I
actually got to use her!

If you would like to see some really FUN shoe cards,
make sure and pop on over to the Double D Challenge
and see all the different shoes the team has come up with....
you won't be  disappointed and of course there is always
a fun prize up for grabs!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Pumpkin Frame

This is my post on the Tutti Designs blog today.

Hello, Diane with you today.
Here we are only 4 days away from the first day of Fall.
Wow, our time does fly away doesn't it?

I have three cards today using the Pumpkin Frame die.

For the first card I used  pretty fall color designer papers, 
both for the background and for the pumpkin frame.

I added a little square sentiment and adhered it to a Stitched Square die.
A flower and leaf to finish.

The second card I used more pretty designer papers and a bit of burlap paper.
Both banners are Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Banners dies.
It even cut thru my burlap 'paper'!
A hemp bow and button were added for detail.

The last card I used a linen paper for the background,
a die cut and a simple sentiment with bow.

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Visit here daily for fabulous inspiration on how to use your Tutti dies!!

And here are some Tutti Designs quick links:

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Sunflower Hi

Having some fun with my project on the
Sparkle N Sprinkle blog today.

Hi there, Diane with you today with a fun and pretty easy
what I am calling a 'seed packet'.

I started out making my own little kraft packet.
It measures approx. 8 1/4" x 3 3/4".
I scored at it at 2" and 6" to fold over to the back.
I ran adhesive down the back and across the bottom to hold it together,
then used a round punch at the top.
I also die a tag using a TH tag die.

I stamped the Sunflower Cheer  916 image on a wacky stitched rectangle,
ran my Anti Static Bag 99512 over it to take any static off, 
then stamped with Versamark VM001
and embossed with Gold Detail EP168 embossing powder.

The image was colored in with Copics and 
in the flower center I added Fall Leaves G1044 glitter.

For the inside of the packet I stamped the image again in Versamark VM001
but this time embossing with  Indian Corn EP119 embossing powder.

I added a strip of  1/4" Tear-ific Tape
This glitter is one of our newer colors and it is as yummy as it sounds!
I finished off the tag with a piece of ribbon.

Here is a list of the products I used and a direct link to the store....
thank you for visiting with me today!

Embossing PowderIndian Corn EP119
Misc.:  Round Punch, Copics,
Ribbon, hemp cord, Dies:  TH  Tag,
Cottage Wacky Stitched Rectangle

Saturday, September 15, 2018

What's Your Number?

Wowza, we are half way thru September....
it seems to go by so quickly doesn't it?
Halfway also brings us to a new challenge theme at

The theme is 'What's Your Number'?
We want to see you use numbers somewhere on your projects.

I have to admit, this one stumped me a bit,
why I don't know as how hard is it
to put a number on your's not hard at all!!

I decided to add a few random numbers from a new die I just received
This die not only has the numbers but the alpha as well.

For the base I used a polka dot paper and a rectangleI (embossed with dots) from
Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Rectangles

The Tutti Designs Balloon Bouquet was cut in red
and I did a bit of random dots and random 'stitching' on it.

To finish I added the word Celebrate from
Tutti Designs Word Set Celebrate.

We would love to have you join our challenge at Dies R Us....
(you could win a gift certificate to the DRU store).

Grab our Badge!

Make sure to pop on over and see all the 'number' cards the
Design Team has created.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Cozy Plaids at The Sisterhood of Crafters

Today I am the hostess at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge blog
and I chose Cozy Plaids as the theme.

I chose a pretty 'cozy' pink plaid for my card background.
I added a corner doily die cut with a flower button in the corner.

The cup was cut 4 times to get all the various color die cuts
and is from Cheery Lynn Designs.
I went on a coffee/tea die buying spree awhile back and this is form that lol!
I added a snippet of black to the bottom and a few fun sequins.

Take a peek and visit The Sisterhood to see all the pretty and fun plaids
my 'sistahs' have created to inspire YOU!!

Fall Cat

 Once again filling in at Cheapo Dies blog
until our new Design Team starts.....
so that being said this will be my last post on the 
Cheapo Dies blog for now!
You can 'meet' the new Design Team on Friday!

One of the newly released Cheapo Dies is the
Anyone that knows me,
would know I would love this cute die!

I used a plaid embossing folder on the card base.
I added a few designer papers
then die cut  three times.
Once in brown, then a scrap of designer paper
and lastly the cat from a scrap of Color Burst powder paper.

I simply trimmed where it needed it and paper pieced
(or you might called it stacked) it all together!

Thanks for visiting with me today and please come back daily
to see all the fabulous creations the Design Team has created using
these cute and fun dies!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Is It Fall Yet?

It's not quite Fall yet, but pretty darn close!!

I am on the Cheapo Dies blog today.

Since Cheapo Dies has just released 38 new dies
including Fall, Halloween and Christmas,
I just couldn't resist this fabulous fall die

I die cut it first in black, then again in orange
and a third time in a scrap of  Color Burst powders.
It was then simply 'paper pieced' together.

I used a polka dot background, a scrap of paper
from my scrapbag (didn't even have to cut it)
and a cute Tag sentiment and hemp bow.

Make sure to visit here daily to see all the fabulous designs
using the very cute and very affordable "Cheapo Dies!!

Happy Harvest

This is my post on the Tutti Designs blog today.

I am still making fall cards and having a blast at it!

Today's card features the pretty 

This card was pretty simple just by using a combination of dies and
pretty fall designer papers.

The Fancy Pumpkin was die cut from a fall colored paper.

I added a fun sentiment on a Tutti Designs Stitched Tag.

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Stitched Nesting Tags

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Visit here daily for fabulous inspiration on how to use your Tutti dies!!

And here are some Tutti Designs quick links:

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Be A Wildflower

My BFF Dar from Dar's Crafty Creations one again
challenged each other.
I chose the challenge this time and I picked a CAS Sketch
challenge from Freshly Made Sketches.
I clearly had an idea in my head but have to say
I had a whirlwind weekend with 'family' issues
and never had time or energy to 'get it done'!
So here I am today, a bit late,
so my apologies to Dar!!

I used a never before used stamp set 
Art Impression Mini Flower set
never used before
Impression Obsession Tiny Clay Pots..

The sentiment is from Elizabeth Crafts
Little Words That Mean A Lot

How I wish I had 'filled in' around the flowers
with more flowers, you know,
ink it up then stamp off then stamp on my paper...
next time!!

Thsi is about as CAS as I get...hope you like it!!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

From Our House To Yours

My card below is featured today at
Sparkle N Sprinkle!

From Our house to yours.....
what a fabulous stamp this is!
It is all part of the stamp set Merry Christmas Tree 906.
I just love this newly released set
and will using it a lot for my Christmas cards this  year.

I decided on a non-traditional color for a change and went with pink and silver.
I first die cut a background to stamp on using
The image was stamped with  Versamark VM001
then embossed with  Silver Detail  EP257 embossing powder.
Once that was done, I used the die again to just cut a piece without the delicate design
from sticker paper. I peeled off the backing and carefully lined it up
and adhered it to my image piece.
This left the 'sticky' exposed so I could add glitter.

I added a gorgeous  glitter called Tooth Fairy GM2036.

Using   DeluxeAdhesive 200N I added dots of glue to each of the ornaments 
on the image, then using Tooth FairyGM2036 glitter once again,
I sprinkled it onto each ornament.
was added to the center of each star.

I die cut a tag, then stamped the cute sentiment with
Pink Sherbet ink from the Diamond Hybrid Ink Pads Rose Garden 83N set.
I tied on a jingle bell with silver thread.

To my card base I added a pink cards stock which I embossed
the lower half with a dotted embossing folder
(I though it resembled the ornaments on the image)
to the upper half.

I hope you have been inspired to make a few Christmas cards of your own....
thank you for visiting with me today!
Bwlow is a list of all the supplies used and a direct link to the store!

Embossing Powder: Silver Detail  EP257
Other:  Tutti Designs Nesting Tag set
Jingle Bell, Silver Thread

Friday, September 7, 2018

Little Blue Hippo

Today I have another card using the same
Cheapo Hippo die I created for my 'pink' birthday card on Tuesday.
(you can see it here)
I didn't want to 'slight' the boys, 
so I created a second one, this time in 'BLUE'.

Same exact design,
same computer generated  sentiment
only this time in a baby blue.

Make sure and check out the Cheapo Cutting Dies store for all the fabulous dies

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Acorn Shaped Card

Today I have a fun fun card shaped like an acorn.
It was so EASY using the cut file from
The Cutting Cafe's Acorn Shaped Card file.

I used a few patterned papers from my stash and a cream colored
card stock for the base.

For the sentiment I printed a very fun AND very useful page from
There are a ton of words to choose from in this set
and I chose Autumn Greetings.
I added a bow and a flower that I believe is from Prima.

Make sure and visit The Cutting Cafe Blog tomorrow (usually in the afternoon)
as all the designers will
have a fun project to show.
This time our assignment was to choose anything we wanted.
I went with a Fall theme and this fun Acorn!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Love You

A new challenge begins today at
Back To Basics and Beyond.
The theme this time is 

I enjoyed it as I was able to put to good use a card from the
Anna Griffin decoupage card kit I purchased last March....
after all the kit makes 60 or so and this is my second one...'nuff' said!

The kit includes many beautiful images to work with
as well as pieces for a layered look which I love!
I also really like the acorns with the Roses and thought it  would be a good choice for
this time of the year.

Here is a little bit better picture of the layering.
I also added shimmer to the card in various places by using
my favorite 'Nuvo Glitter Gloss' pen.

I think I need to work on these cards a little more often
 being there are so many of them....
in my 'spare' time of course!

We would love to have you join us in our challenge...
pop on over to Back To Basics and Beyond challenge....
I love a good challenge, don't you?

Lacey Pumpkin

Hello friends,
I am once again filling in again today
with a newly released die 'Lacey Pumpkin'.

I made a very simple card by first die cutting the pumpkin from white
card stock then coloring in with Copics.

I embossed a tree background, added a few sequins and a hemp bow.

It is a beautiful die to use and will make a quick fall card to send.

Cheapo Dies has released 38 NEW dies
all at very affordable prices.....
you MUST check them out here.....just click on the NEW ARRIVALS 
tab on the left!!

Let's Pop A Wheelie

Hi there, today at the
Double D Challenge blog it is time for a new theme
and we have a great one for you...Let's Pop A Wheelie...
we want to see anything with 'wheels'
and have a fun and fabulous mood board below just
to get you all 'revved' up!!

Because I was on vacation for numerous weeks I have to admit
I really fell behind on this one..ugh!

I purchased the cutest stamp just for this challenge but never had
the time to use it, so I have a card I made a few years back
and never posted I am using for my 'wheels'!!

When I worked for CCNS
I created this card for them but due to some personal issues 
I was never able to post it, so it is debuting today.

I am using a stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle Go Granny Go.
It is such a cute and fun image and my granny is headed
to the church bingo in hope of hitting it big!
She has brought all her own bingo cards
Be Happy~Happy~Together~Priceless~Smile
now how can she possibly not win with those kind of bingo cards??

I encourage YOU to head on over to  Double D challenges and see all the fun
'Pop A Wheelie' cards the DT has created,
as always you will NOT be disappointed!!