Saturday, April 22, 2017

Rainy Day Knitting!

Hello everyone,
hope your weekend is of to a good start!
It a bit cold and rainy in Kentucky today
so I figured sharing some 
warm and cozy knitting projects with you
 would be appropriate. 

Yes, I finally finished my cowl,
or  the supposed to be cowl, LoL,
I changed my mind at the end and
decided not to join the ends.
So the cowl became a scarf!
 And who knows, maybe I will change my mind again?!
 Knitted with Classic Elite Yarn "Firefly" in color "Rust".
 So glad it's done,
I been working on this, on and off,
more off, since last July.
I get sidetracked easily with new projects... 
 ... but for the last few weeks I promised myself
I would not start another knitting project unless the scarf was done!!! 
And I did...
 ...here is my newest adventure...
...Baby Fish Cocoon!
A gift for friends expecting,
you guessed it right,
a baby girl!
You can find the pattern in the book
"Knitted Animal Nursery" by Fiona Goble.
The pattern is super easy to follow 
and for the yarn I chose 

Baby Bee - Sweet Delight Chunky in Pink-a-boo marbled
and
Yarn Bee - Alpine Authentic in Purple multicolored

both found at Hobby Lobby.

A little tip! If you do not want to purchase the book,
just visit your local library and see if they can get it for you!!!
Our Library Rocks,
of course I work there!!!
Sorry, tooting my own horn here!!! 

 Thank you so much for stopping by,
have a great weekend
and
a wonderful week!

Diana

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Did someone say Chocolate Bunny!

Hello everyone,
hope you are enjoying
some nice weather this weekend!

We had quiet a stormy week, 
hail, high winds and even a tornado warning,
not my favorite kind of spring weather,
but everyone is OK and the sun is back out!
With all the sunshine and spring blooms everywere
I could not resist and take my camera outside
to snap the pictures for today's post.
Can you believe its almost Easter, I know,
ready or not, it's right around the corner!
I decided to go with a
"Chocolate Bunny"  
Easter card this year,
I figured you can't go wrong 
with chocolate, LoL!

 Butterfly was cut with Cricut cartridge "Everyday Pop-Up Cards". 
 Yummy bunny stamp is "Chocolate Bunny" by Stampin'Up!
 Eggs were cut with Cricut cartridge "Folk Art Festival"
and the background panel was embossed with
Cuttlebugs "Plum Blossoms" embossing folder.
 Did someone say chocolate bunny!
I hope you have a sweet Easter!

With all the spring blooms and blossoms I had to share
a few more pictures.
This is one of my favorite trees in our yard...
 ... this is a "Kwanzan Flowering Cherry" tree.
 Absolutely beautiful this time of year.
What is your favorite spring flower or tree?

Thanks so much for stopping by,
hope you have a wonderful week
and a blessed Easter!

Diana

Sunday, March 26, 2017

A Handyman Apron Card!

Hello everyone,
hope you having a great weekend!

Looks like the cold spell is over and
spring has finally arrived.
And since the sun is out I'm itching to get
busy in the yard.
I love this time of year, 
everything comes back to life,
the dull gray month are over and
color and sunshine are coming back.
It's also the time of year we start cleaning
and fixing up stuff around the house.
This gave me the idea to make a little
"Handyman Apron Card" 
for our oldest sons March Birthday.

 Tools were stamped with Technique Tuesdays "Tool Time" stamp set.
 The front has two little pockets, 
one for the tools,
the other for a gift card.
What do you think,
how about a cute apron card for the
handyman in your family?

Sorry, this is just a very short post,
but the yard is calling,
ready to get my hands dirty!

Thanks for stopping by and
have a wonderful week!

Diana

Saturday, March 11, 2017

A Happy Camper Retirement Card!

Hello everyone
and a special hello to all the
camper and glamper camper fans out there,
I think you will like this post!
Today I'm sharing my 
"Happy Camper Retirement"
easel card with you.
 Made for my dear friend and co-worker, who decided it was time
to retire and spend more time in her beloved camper and explore the world.
The adorable camper was cut with the 
"Campin' Critters" Cricut cartridge.
 Have you noticed the fancy curtains?

 I got a little lazy on the banner and 
had the cricut machine do the work for me.
Banner size 1 inch cut with "Art Philosophy" cartridge. 
 The background panel was stamped with "Trailer Travel"
by Stampendous.
 I hate to say it, I'm not much on camping but I sure love
this little glamper camper!
Happy retirement dear friend, hope you enjoy 
and have many wonderful adventures in your camper!
I sure will miss you!

I hope you enjoyed the 
"Glamper Retirement" easel card?
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a wonderful creative week!

Diana


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Thinking of you and a hint of Spring!

Hello everyone,
hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Today I'm sharing a card I made just because,
well maybe I should say I made it for
someone who needed a bit of cheering up!

 Flowers are stamped with Stampin"Up! set "Asian Artistry".
 A few rhinestones for a bit of sparkle.
 Sentiment was stamped with Stampin"Up! set 
"Always in my Thoughts".
 Just a little simple card to let someone know I care!
When was the last time you send a card, 
just because or 
to let someone know you are thinking of them?
Maybe you should!
--
I don't know where you live but here in Kentucky
Mother Nature is having some major Hot-flashes,
I'm not kidding,
we hit the 80th on Friday just to plunge back into
the 30th with flurries on Saturday. 
So this will explain the next picture.
When you are not sure winter is over and you are
really want to decorate for St. Patrick's Day!
You just combine the both!
 My Daffodils in full bloom.
 Star Magnolia
I hope they will survive tonight's cold temperatures.

Thank you so much for stopping by,
have a wonderful week!

Diana

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hello
and
Happy Valentine's Day
to everyone!

This years Valentine's Day card
is a little stash buster.
I used odds and ends of scrap paper
to punch out little hearts
and make the banner strips.
And since the last of the cards went out in the
mail over a week ago I think it's
save to reveal
"True Love"
just a few days before the big day!
 "True Love" letters are cut with Cricut cartridge
"Victorian Romance".
 Red sparkly paper was leftover from a Christmas project. 
 Little red heart rhinestone for some extra sparkle.
Love using some of my leftover scraps
and if you are like me there is a lot of them, LoL,
mountains in fact!
But I'm proud of myself, 
I cleaned the stamp-room  this weekend
and parted with some, 
don't worry there is still a hill left!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Wishing you all a
 very 
Happy Valentine's Day!

Diana


Saturday, February 4, 2017

Texas bound!

Hello everyone!
I hope y'all enjoying your weekend?

Hurrah, 
I finally sorted through all my pictures
of my little Texas excursion
and here they are.
A lot of them are taken from the moving car,
 sorry,
we had a 4 day deadline,
doing his DITY move from Kentucky to El Paso 
and getting me back to Kentucky, LOL!
The crazy things you do for your children!!!
Oh and the Army!!!
 Hello Dallas...
 ... Goodbye Dallas! 
 Six Flags over Texas
 Fort Worth
 Can it get any flatter?
 Yes, we are still in Texas!
 Hurrah, we finally can see the mountains!
 Beautiful!
 What's the hurry?
We just want to get there...
 ...finally, El Paso!
1436 miles and 2 days in the car!

 El Paso from the mountain side.
 The local vegetation is a bit on the prickly side!

 Beautiful mountain range.
Sadly we didn't had much time for site-seeing
but never the less I had a wonderful adventure,
made great memories 
and spend some precious time with my son!
 Definitely looking forward to my next visit
to El Paso
hopfully, this time with Hubby
and
 "YES" 
we are flying the next time around!

Thanks for stopping by,
hope you enjoyed the picture!
See you next time!

Diana