Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Paper Sweeties October 2019 New Release Rewind!

It is Rewind Time and 
 Day 3 already of Paper Sweeties October Release ,
which just happens to be a Fall/Winter Sweet Kit!
All the links can be found below for your convenience

I finished our Day 3 with a fun card using one of the stamp/die sets from the kit
Hot Chocolate Season.
I stamped the sweet image then cut it out with it's matching die
and just look at what a pretty cut it is!
I colored in all the snowflakes with a silver glitter pen and the rest with Copics,
then stamped the sentiment inside.

I also added a die cut tree from Sweet Cuts Merry Christmas Y'all
then stamped it with those adorable little chocolate mugs from the 
Hot Chocolate Season set.
Each mug water colored in a bit with a silver glitter pen,
I also added silver to each snowflake center, it has a lot of sparkle!

You will want to visit all the blogs below to see much more fabulous inspiration
from the entire Design Team!!

New Products & Links:

Sweet Kit Subscription

Fall/Winter 2019 Sweet Kit

Other Products Used:

Sweet Cuts Merry Christmas Y'all

Thanks for visiting with me today!!


Today at Double D it is all about

We even have a fun mood board to give you
lots of inspiration...easy peasy!

Talk of 'easy'
I have a very easy silhouette card I made by using a file from my Cricut.

This file cut my silhouette in 4 different pieces.
I cut the train from a black textured paper.
The sentiment is from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I certainly had plenty of 'things' I could of used for this challenge
but settled on my Cricut.
I kind of like it...something different for me!

'Pop' on over to the Double D challenge blog and see all the fabulous
inspiration the Design Team has to inspire YOU!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Paper Sweeties October 2019 New Release Party!

Hello Paper Sweeties Fans!!
Today is the October Release Party
and this one is a special one as it the quarterly Sweet Kit!!
It comes with all kinds of goodies included (links below)
but today I have used a few of the stamps~dies from the kit.

I created my card with the Sweater Weather Stamps and Sweet Cuts dies.
I stamped it on a pretty paper, then colored it and die cut it out
and popped it up on the cutest tags made with
Sweet Cuts Stitched Tags #1

The Hot Chocolate came from 
Hot Chocolate Season Stamp set...
of course I stamped a tiny pumpkin as well!
I also added a gold glitter pen to the flowers in the coffee cup for some sparkle
which can be seen better IRL.

I hope you have enjoyed my card today
and will visit the hop list below for LOTS more inspiration and creativity!!

New Products & Links:

Sweet Kit Subscription

Fall/Winter 2019 Sweet Kit

Other Products Used:

Sweet Cuts Stitched Tags #1

Make sure to stop back tomorrow for our
Paper Sweeties Rewind!!

Entering the following Challenges:
Artsy Stampers Challenge ... Autumn Colors

BOOOOgie Nights

I was a Guest Diva!

Hey All, I am guest designing at
Die Cuttin Diva's this week and the theme is

I have the cutest Halloween card  I made
using 3 different dies,
two of which are a first time use!

I die cut my 'Frankie'  FIVE times to give me all the colors I wanted.
I die cut first in black, then stuck him on a sticky paper
making it somewhat easy (I say somewhat as I did a few stupid things)
to just piece the other colors!!

The Boogie Nights die comes with a shadow die,
making it super easy to place the words on.
I couldn't help myself and had to add the google eyes,
as each of the O's had a place for them.

The tree die cut has the owl and skunk as part of it's die cut,
and cuts others as well, one big die...
so couldn't resist adding the skunk to my spooky scene,
and gave him a bit of white with a white pen.

So,that is my monster card and I am so glad I finally got to use Frankie!!

Thank you Die Cuttin Diva's for having me guest design!!

Tonic Booogie Nights
Cherry Lynn Designs Tree

Birdhouse Garden

This is my post on the Tutti Designs blog today.

Hello Tutti fans, Diane with you today sharing a couple cards using the
Birdhouse Garden die.

I die cut the die first from white card stock,
Then cut two of the birdhouse again from scraps of designer paper,
and paper pieced them on.
I colored the grass in with Copics.

I added a few embossed clouds and a stamped sentiment,
the little skunk you see is actually part of the background paper.

For the second card, I die cut from white card stock
then paper pieced all three birdhouse from bright scraps of paper.
The flowers and stems were colored with Copics, as well as the grass.
I added three little birds.

By visiting the store HERE, you can see a third sample I created using this die.

TUTTI-181 Birdhouse Garden

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!

Michigan Apples

It's a new challenge theme at 
Dies R Us challenge blog and it's
Apples and/or Pumpkins.

I, of course choose to go with apples for my card

Here in SW lower Michigan we are known for our veggies and fruit trees
and especially apples!

I used Impression Obsession Bushel of Apples
and filled the first basket with Red Delicious,
 the second with Granny Smith,
and the third with Honey Crisp!!

The sentiment is Tutti Designs Word Set Hello
and the Tied Strings is from Frantic Stamper.

Here are the links for all:
Frantic Stamper Tied Strings

There is plenty of inspiration on the Dies R Us challenge blog
and a prize awarded to one lucky player!!

Monday, October 14, 2019

Paper Sweeties October 2019 New Release Sneak Peek!

Hey Paper Sweeties Friends it's that time again for our team sneak peeks
of the NEW October release and you are going to LOVE this one
as it is available as a Fall~Winter 2019 Sweet Kit!!!
Check out the Paper Sweeties BLOG for all the details!

For my card I had a ball die cutting my sweaters from
the Sweater Weather Sweet Cuts...
off course there is a matching stamp set as well!

I used a fun sweater paper from my stash and
popped up each sweater on a tag using the
Sweet Cuts Stitched Tags #1

I added twine to each tag and stamped the 
'sweater weather' three times in three ink colors...
The sentiment is part of the 
Sweater Weather stamp set included in the kit!

Here is a close up of one of the sweaters

To see MORE of the sneak peeks
please head on over to the Paper Sweeties blog
and here is the line up of ALL the sneak peeks!

Maria Patrick
Robyn Jordan

New Products & Links:

Sweet Kit Subscription

Fall/Winter 2019 Sweet Kit

Other Products used:

Sweet Cuts Stitched Tags #1

Thank YOU for visiting with me today and make sure to come tomorrow
for our October 2019 New Release party!!

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Woodsy Fox

At The Sisterhood of Crafters Katy is our hostess
and she has chosen 'WOOD' as our challenge theme.
Any kind of wood related...paper, stamps, dies, just so there is some wood on it.

My card is wood, wood and more wood lol!

I used a cute little fox die from Cottage Cutz Fox & Bird.
I left the little bird off this one and instead added pumpkins (Sue Wilson).
I featured Mr. Fox on another Cottage Cutz die 'Tree Stump'.
I have a lot of these dies, but I wait until they have their 60 to 80% off sales...
and stock FUN!
These dies aren't for the faint of heart lol, as they have oodles of little pieces,
but I have worked with them so long they don't bother me at all!

I used an OLD embossing folder (from my stash of many) for the background and Spellbinders 
Curved Matting Basics A for both panels.

The paper is from the famous Mintay that everyone loves...'wilderness'.

So I hope you have enjoyed Mr. Foxy and take time to visit
The Sisterhood to see all the fun 'WOOD' creations my 'Sistahs'
have created...we love comments, really we do!!

Entering the following challenges:
Little Red Wagon ... Cut It Out (dies)
Cuttlebug Mania ...Pumpkins
Shopping Our Stash ... Pumpkin Spice Season

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Pretty Daisy Panel

This is my post on the Tutti Designs blog today:

Hi Tutti Friends,
Diane with you today with a couple of cards using the
Daisy Panel die.

This is a nice size die,(6" x 2") making a longer card
and really making a statement.

For this card I die cut from a scrap of yellow, then adhered to a plain white panel
,embossed the background,
added a strip down the side and a few butterflies.

For the second card, I die cut from a yellow card stock,
added it to a brown background panel,
used a designer paper underneath,
added a bow and Nuvo to the flower centers.

You can see a third card I designed by visiting the store HERE.

TUTTI-192 Daisy Panel

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!

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Fall Door

Designing For The Cutting Cafe

Happy Sunday All!
Today I have a card for The Cutting Cafe using the

In fact not only did I make a Front Door
but the entire team did and tomorrow October 7th
you can see all the awesome doors on 
The Cutting Cafe blog HERE.
Every month on the 7th and 21st the Cafe team gets together
on the blog and show lots of creative inspiration...
mark your calendars so you won't miss a thing!!

Our assignment was to make a Fall door,
now how fun is that!!

I used Fall colors for my door and added a flower pot
with a pumpkin, ear of corn and flowers.
Of course it seemed a cat was just a purr-fect addition as well.

The wreath is part of the set and my door says
'My Door is Always open for you'.
I added a few flowers, leaves and a bow.

This was fun to make and I printed out another door for future use.
I did use my Cricut to cut all the pieces, but it also comes in
other file formats, like PDF for those of you without an
electronic machine.

Thanks for visiting...'see ya' later!!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Orange and White Challenge

It's a new start of a challenge theme at
Double D and it is all about orange and white.
Here is the mood board to get you inspired.

Now I am certain most would think of pumpkins right off the bat...
I know I did, then I saw the bottles and thought about a
stamp/die set I had purchased from
'Our Daily Bread' in 2013.....
Wow, I remember when this came out and just 'had to have' it
with a special card in mind....
well the years have gone by and I haven't a clue what I had in mind LOL!

So, I created a simple 'blessings' card which will
come in handy when someone needs a bit of an encouragement.
I know, it is a bit of an unusual card
but it fits the challenge I think!

I first stamped the image (I know hard to see being I used orange ink)
then die cut with the matching dies.

The label is part of the set, it is 'Joy In A Jar'.
I debated where I should put it and decided the front bottle was best placement.

Do you recognize the designer paper?
It is an oldie 'scrap' from SU.

So head on over to Double D and see all the always amazing
creations by the rest of the team and join in with us!!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Kitty Windows

This is my post on the
Tutti Designs blog today.

Hi there, Diane with you  today using one of favorite Tutti dies
'Kitty Window'.
since I have kitties, I am kind of partial to this die.

For my first card, I embossed a cloud background.
cut the die a second time to make plaid kitties,
colored in the leaves
and added some tiny flowers...
pretty easy for a pretty and fun card!

For the second card I just die cut from white card,
added little bows (male and female kitties)
and added a blue card and
then a plaid paper behind that...EASY!!

If you want to see a Halloween card created from this same die
then head on over to the store using the link I have given below!

TUTTI-168 Kitty Window

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!

October Day

Design Team Member At

October favorite month...
it's my birthday month...not until the 13th though...
and it is also the first challenge of the month at

Our theme is Anything Goes...
you can't go wrong there lol!

For my card I used a very favorite die of mine
from Poppystamps 'Stitch Wreath'.
For quite awhile I have had a bit of an addiction for what I call the negative dies,
meaning they don't cut out of your paper but into it.

To create all the colors in my wreath I used Luminarte Splash of color
from the Autumn Brilliance set.
It includes the colors of 
Raspberry Wine~Harvest Sol~Desert Clay~Spanish Moss
making a pretty background for my wreath.
It's been a long~long while since I have had these out
and I forget how fun they are.

I stamped the sentiment with Memento Dew Drop Ink Potter;'s Clay...
I am not sure whose sentiment that is..sorry.

Here is a close up of the colors.

Here are the links for the Dies R Us products I have used:

Make sure to visit the Dies R Us challenge blog
and see all the beautiful creations from ALL the Design Team!!

Entering the following changes:


Paper Players Fall~Orange~Leaves