Wednesday, February 27, 2019

In The Red Challenge

Today at The Sisterhood of Crafters
our hostess is Terri and she has chosen the challenge theme of
'In The Red'

For my card I pulled out the cutest little dress die
which I have actually used before but not quite for some time.
I think my like of this die takes me back to my paper doll days.
It's a fun die you can make all kinds of cute girlie cards with!

Because the die has three different dress pieces,
 I was able  to cut the skirt in a couple of small print scrap papers.
the hanger was cut from metallic scraps.

I added a sticky back paper to the pretty Tonic die I used,
then sprinkled the openings with SNS Fire Engine Red glitter.
The sentiment is an oldie from my stamp drawer.

If you want to see more pretty red cards
then head on over to 
and see all the pretty things my 'sistahs' have created!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019


This is my post on the Tutti Designs blog today

Hi, Diane with you today with a fun and new die

I started with a print from Crafty Secrets I had in my stash...
I think she is the perfect image with her Irish Setter
to use with the die cut word Lucky.

I framed the image with Dotted Nesting Squares
layering one under the other.
I coated the lucky die cut with glue the sprinkled it heavily with
Shamrock glitter....
just in time for St Patrick's Day!!

TUTTI-496 Lucky

TUTTI-416 Dotted Nesting Squares

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!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

3D Shadow Box Card

Mark your calendars for February 21st
and visit The Cutting Cafe blog that day 
(usually in the afternoon)
to see all the pretty cards the Design Team has created
ALL in one place
using the new and FUN new

Don't have an electronic cutter....don't worry as all the files come in PDF, too!

Here is my card front:

Here is the inside 3D part

This shows the 3d a little bit better

This is a side view before it closes up flat to mail.

The file also comes with an extra heart or square cutout
and these make the most perfect shaker cards,

As in mentioned in the video, this file would make the cutest
Christmas card scenes!
I encourage you to watch the video to see how easy these are!

Pop Up Box Card

Today at Back To Basics and Beyond
our challenge theme is 'Pop Up Box Card'
or as some may call it 'Card In A Box'.
Which ever name, it is still the same and still as fun!!

Here is an excellent tutorial and video if you want to make one of your own!

My box card was made entirely from a paper pad
(other then the card base).
I used the Mintay Papers I just purchased in a 6x6 pad called 'Kiddie'...
it is so CUTE!!

Using the papers I fussy cut all the cute little images out.
I wish you could see this IRL as it is so detailed!

It folds up totally flat to mail in a larger envelope.

The designer paper is double sided and very sturdy to hold the images well.

Make sure to visit the BBB blog to see all the fun pop up box cards
the Design Team has created...lots of cute~cute varieties!!

Pink and White At Double D

There is a new Double D Challenge starting today
and the theme is 
Pink and White.

We have a fun 'mood board' below to get you inspired.
Anything is fine as long as it is pink and white!

I created a pretty easy CAS card.

I first stenciled the background using a Memory Box Texture Mesh Stencil
and some TH oxide inks picked raspberry and worn lipstick.
The typewriter is from Tutti Designs,
the bird I snipped off a Cheapo die
and the sentiment is from SU.

I tied a twine to finish it off

The design team has created some beautiful inspiration for you...
visit the Double D challenge blog and enter one of your own...
there is always a cool prize given away!!

Entering the following challenges:
Addicted To CAS ....Grid

Die Cuttin Diva's .... Random Act of Kindness
Unicorn Challenge .... Include A Heart (m)
The Paper Players .... CAS Monochromatic

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Playful Leprechauns

This is my post on the Tutti Designs blog.

Hi Diane here with you today
and what could be more fun then these 
Playful Leprechauns?

I used metallic striped paper for the background,
then die cut a few layering Nesting Stitched Tags
for them to dance on!!
I added some 'gold' to their pot
and a few glittery shamrock stickers...easy!!

TUTTI-497 Playful Leprechauns

TUTTI-213 Nesting Stitched Tags

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!

Friday, February 15, 2019

'X'tra Bling Alphabet Challenge

Today at the Alphabet Challenge we are to the letter
'X' and that means our challenge is to add
'X'tra bling...a little play on words LOL!

I had the perfect die for this challenge.
It's the 'Stacked LOVE' die from Cheapo dies.
I really, really like this die.

Here is the die cut before I added all the bling to the cut out circles.

Here is the die with all the bling added...pretty fun!

I also added a few bling-y glitter hearts...
and thought it would be fun to add the word 'YOU'!
The paper is from Authentique Beloved pad.

Get your sunglasses and head on over to our
post at the Alphabet challenge!!

Smile For The Birdie

Half way through the month and that means it's time for a new
challenge theme at Dies R Us Challenges!

Grab our Badge!

The theme is birds and/or bees.
Well obviously you can see I went with birds.

I started out by die cutting 3 clouds using both
Impression Obsession Clouds

I then used a texture stamp and stamped all over using
Memento Dew Drop Ink London Fog.

I added scraps of paper behind the clouds, 
but you could just as easily die cut the clouds and piece them in
for a bit of a different look.

I added birds from the 
Impression Obsession Sea Birds set.

I even used the left over pieces for the inside of my card,
and adding texture to that as well.

The front of the card was finished by adding the word 'SMILE'
I cut it twice, adding the black underneath for a shadow effect.

Make sure to pop on over to the
Dies R Us challenge blog and see all the 
fun and pretty designs from the design team!!

Turner Syndrome Blog Hop Winner

I was a sponsor at the Turner Syndrome Awareness
It's A Girl Thing blog hop.
I want to thank you all for all the nice comments
and surely hope a lot was learned along the way...
I know this was all new to me
and am so thankful to Lori for bringing this to my attention
and for letting me be part of the hop!

The lucky winner on MY blog is:

Wendy from 'Hi' Notes

Please contact me at
with your mailing info so I can ship my prize to you....
and once again 'THANK YOU'!

You can see ALL the winners HERE....
Congrats to all!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019


At The Sisterhood of Crafters our next challenge is
A non-traditional hearts or flowers
and being hosted by Vicki.

I have to admit it stumped me for a bit....
and could of made chocolates....but in the end I went with a
red and white glitter-y card!

I used a Memory Box Distressed Collage die to cut my card front.
I adhered it to a sticky back paper then added 
SNS Fire Engine Red Glitter to it...pretty!

The butterfly is one from Cheery Lynn Designs Lace Flourish Butterfly....
it's a big one and I cut an 'angel wing' from vellum to go underneath.

Here is the inside of the card...
the sentiment both inside and out are from Flouishes.
Remember them?  I have always loved their stamps!

I was very pleased how this card turned out!
To see more non-traditional Valentines...
please head on over to The Sisterhood blog!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Love Notes

This is my post on the Tutti Designs blog today

Today I have a pretty card using the newly released die
Envelope & Bouquet.

I die cut the frame of the envelope, then adhered it to scraps of
papers, trimmed around the edge and had the cutest little envelopes!
You could also die cut again and paper piece the bits in.

The bouquet was cut from white card stock,
then I simply colored it in with Copics.
It all was mounted on layers of

TUTTI-488 Envelope & Bouquet

TUTTI-409 Cross Stitch Nesting Ovals

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!

Friday, February 8, 2019


Just a simple CAS sketch for me today!

I saw this cute and very simple sketch at
CAS(E) this Sketch and couldn't resit giving it a try.
I am not the world's best at ether CAS or sketches
so I push myself to try both at times!

I used a Cottage Cutz die with three little birdies.

I embossed a small panel with a small EB folder I picked up
yesterday in Michael's half off sale.....
a few little red hearts were added....
the sentiment is part of the EB folder set.

That's it for me today...thanks for visiting!! 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Love Bug

Hey there you all know what day this is?
It's the day The Cutting Cafe Design Team
comes together over on the Cafe Blog
with all our fabulous designs...
all in ONE place.

This time we have some fun Valentines to show you!

For my card I used the Word LOVE cut file.

After cutting with my Cricut,
I added a cute little 'love bug' and a ribbon/button bow....EASY!!

If you don't have a cutting machine
all of The Cafe files come with a PDF.

So what are you doing here?
Head on over to The Cutting Cafe blog!!!
Get going now!!
(because of time differences, it might not be available until late afternoon)

Wednesday, February 6, 2019


Today at
the challenge is 'paper piecing'...pretty easy!

My card is a mixture of old and new!
New heart die, new stamp (sentiment).
Old (er) paper and stamp/die little Emma.

I stamped and die cut 'Emma' from Paper Sweeties.
Once I had her colored in, I stamped, hand cut, 
and paper pieced her cute little dress on her body.

Make sure to visit the challenge at BBB to see all the 
pretty creations the DT has to inspire!!


Happy first Wednesday of February!!
Being the first Wednesday of the month
brings us to a new challenge at 
I created this pretty 'mood board' for inspiration.
However, you can create any color as long as you have hearts on it!

Here is my card.

As you can see I went totally with the mood board colors
and some of the elements seen.

This was a very easy card to make using an embossing folder (hearts)
and some pretty dies.

I also distressed the embossed piece,
taking direction from one of the hearts on the board
(bottom left heart).
I used my Zutter Distress It All for that.

The next layer was a Cherry Lynn Designs die cut doily,
then a Heart die from Spellbinders,
speaking of, the wings are also SB which I bought a 
grab bag of dies from them in the  last year or so 
and the wings were one of them.
They came in pretty handy for this card!

The little heart is one of Tutti Designs Stitched Nesting Heart dies.

I don't normally post the prizes on MY blog
but because this die is a favorite of mine
I decided to show what you could win just by
entering our challenge.

Make sure to go to Double D and see all the beautiful work
by the design teams...they are amazing as always!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Be A Unicorn

This is my post on the
Tutti Designs blog today.

Hi, Diane with you today featuring a newly 
released die 'UNICORN'.

I had a lot of fun with this card and it came together super easy!
Of course having a die as cute as this one made it easy!!

As you can see below,
I die cut the UNICORN once from white card stock and once from pink card stock.
I layered the white over the pink, slightly off to give
a pink shadow effect,
except for the mane and the tail, 
I just popped those 2 pieces in like a puzzle piece

I cut a negative from a designer paper
(I can use the star later)
and another star from a gold glitter paper,
I just popped the gold star back in.
I embossed a cute sentiment with gold EB powder
and hand cut a banner.
A few gold star 'candi's' were added.

I was thinking this unicorn could be cut many different ways
by paper piecing many different papers in the main/tail
(think glitter paper and/or colorful designer paper)

 Come back tomorrow for more fabulous inspiration!

TUTTI-492 Unicorn

TUTTI-215 Nesting Stitched Stars

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!