Sunday, August 14, 2016

Believe in your Dreams!

Hello everyone!
Hope your weekend is going well!
I been busy in my stamp-room 
creating cards for upcoming 
Birthdays and other occasions
on top of trying to keep up with our crazy yard.
The grass is growing faster then we can mow it,
it's August, it supposed to be brown and dead,
not so this year, we are at it twice a week, 
ARRG!

But I was able to squeeze in some playtime
and made a card for a sweet 
friend and co-worker who is leaving us to
follow her dream in becoming self-employed!
 "Believe in your Dreams"
is for her!
 Sentiment from Inkadinkado stamp set
"Friendship". 
Flower from Stampin'Up! set "Friends".
 One of my crocheted flowers.
Pattern for Daisy flower here.

 Butterflies were leftovers from previous projects. 
I hope she liked the card!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Wishing you a great weekend 
and 
a wonderful week!

Diana



Sunday, July 31, 2016

Playing with Flowers!

Hello,
I'm hoping everyone is having
a great weekend!
First I would like to say
"Thank you"
to everyone who came over for
a visit to my
blog post.
You are all awesome!
Thanks you so much for the 
many kind comments,
they mean the world to me!!!

A few weeks ago I was playing with some 
flower punches, die cuts and my
newly acquired
WeR memory keepers 1-2-3 punch board
and here is the result...
 ... A Flower Pot Card!
 After re-arranging a few/many times
and playing with different flower shapes and sizes,
it finally fell into place.
 Still need a little more play time with the new punch board
but the bow turned out o.k.
This was my first Flower Pot card
and it took me quiet awhile to get the flowers picked
and arranged
the way I wanted it to look.
Well what do you think?

Thanks for stopping by,
hope everyone is having a great week!

Diana


Friday, July 15, 2016

Where Bloggers create 2016!

Hello
and
welcome to my favorite blog party of the summer
"Where Bloggers Create 2016". 
First I would like to thank Karen Valentine of
for hosting this wonderful event.
Thanks Karen for all your
hart work to make this event happen!
And thanks to all of you for stopping by
and partying along!

While working on this blog post I realized how similar this 
post is to what I posted last year,
nothing much changed,
still the same yellow walls and
yes, the room is still an "organized" mess.
I had the feeling I had to come up with a
different approach to this years party post.
So sitting here,
I asked myself the question
"Where do I create?"
And there it was, 
not just one space but several
in and around our home.

So with no further delay here is a tour of
my creative spaces!!!
  
Still my favorite space in our house,
my stamp-room. 
 Come one in and take a look.
The little shelf holds some of my Stampin'Up!
and other stamps.
 My little desk where I make all my cards
and many of my other craftzy creations. 
The window is overlooking the back yard.
 The little dresser drawer hold all my
dies, embossing folders and
some other odds and ends.
 What's behind the door you ask...
... well...
 ... that's where I hide the mess.
Organized in one way or the other.
 I love to display my stamps or 
you could say I decorate the house with them.
 Recycled cork board.
 More shelving.
 How many cowls can one chair hold?
The sewing corner.
Finally uncovered the sewing machine 
and working on some small projects,
I gotten a bit rusty over the years.
The cutting corner, Cricut and all.
 Found the cute little shutters in an antique store
in Glendale, Ky.

 More storage under the cutting table.
 Hope you liked my favorite room in the house,
but wait their is more...
 ... our study, this used to be my crafts room,
maybe you can remember,
I like to forget,
here
well its all tidied up now
and holds all my craft books,
magazines
computer stuff and
bits and pieces of my other addiction,
yarn and knitting.
 My knitting chair,
perfect on cold winter or rainy days.
 Hello Sock monkeys!
Are you ready for more?
Let's move to the great outdoors...
 ... welcome to our porch,
great for knitting, reading or just sitting!
Lot's of cowls get created here on breeze summer days.
 Last but not least,
my little retreat,
this is where I go after a long day at work,
sitting in an office with no windows.
This is one of my favorite spots in our yard,
my veggie patch.
 Love getting my hands dirty after a stressful day,
it's therapy for me.
Or just sitting in the shade and watching the world go by.
Mostly critter watching,listening to the birds and
finding inspiration for a new project. 
 The garden shed with ...
... a Bistro set we found at the flea market 
on the front porch.
I hope I didn't bore you all to much
and you enjoyed the tour of
my creative spaces.
So with the view of our peaceful and quiet back yard
I let you go to explore all the other fabulous blogs.
Hope to see you around,
love to heare from you
and
Thank You so much for stopping by!
Happy blog hop Party!

Diana

Saturday, July 9, 2016

You are Invited!

Hello everyone!
Hope you all had a great start to the 
weekend!
Hard to believe it's already July
and that means half the years is gone.
But it also means it's time for 
my favorite Blog party
As always a huge thank you to
Karen Valentine 
of
for hosting this fabulous event, 
"Thanks Karen"!
So with no further do 
I would like to invite you
to join me and many other bloggers 
next week as we show of our creative spaces!
Join in or just hop over for a visit!
Love to see everyone next week!!!

My newest project, 
a cowl,
knit with "Firefly" classic elite yarn
in a rust color.
Perfect color for fall!
The pattern came from the book
"Cozy Stash-Busting Knits"
by
Jen Lucas
and actually is a lacy shawl called "Damsel".
Loved how it looked 
but didn't wanted to knit a shawl,
so I just converted the pattern to make it fit a cowl!

Hope to see you all next week 
for 
Thanks so much for stopping by,
hope you have a great weekend!

Diana





Sunday, June 26, 2016

Japanese Cherry Blossoms!

Hello everyone
and
happy Sunday to you!
Today I would like to share a card with you
I made for a friends Birthday.
I named it "Japanese Cherry Blossom" 
because the stamp and paper somehow
reminded me of Cherry Blossoms
but I let you judge for yourself.
 Just three colors pink, white and brown. 
Crocheted  Mollie flowers.
The flowers are very easy to make and look a bit 
like cherry blossoms.
The stamp from Hampton Art gives the card a Asian flair.
 The little pink and white border was cut with Anna Griffin's Cricut cartridge
"Ann's Flourish Cards and Embellishments".
I hope you like my 
"Japanese Cherry Blossom"
Birthday card?

Thanks for stopping by 
and leaving a kind commend 
they mean a lot to me!

Diana

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Have you ever...

... laid eyes on a stamp
and you know right then and there
what card to make
and most of all
for whom the card was meant to be?
Hello everyone 
and
yes it happened to me.
On a little shopping trip
I came across this adorable stamp from
Art Impressions called "Quilt Sisters",
and I know right away I needed to have it
and for whom I was making the card!
 Sadly I'm not a quilter but I'm very fortunate to know one. 
She is not just my sweet co-worker 
but I'm also very lucky to call her friend!
 It felt like karma finding the stamp just a few days before her Birthday.
I made the card with lots of "Pink"
because that's her favorite color.
 One of my crocheted flowers.
 Love the sentiment, I couldn't said it any better!
 Found the little sewing accessories in the jewelry/bead aisle
at Michaels.
It's actually a pendant but it worked 
and looked adorable on the card.
Well I hate to brag but she absolutely LOVED the card!
I'm happy to, it couldn't worked out any better
from the perfect stamp to a pretty card for a
fabulous sweet friend!  
How lucky!

Thank you so much for stopping by
and looking around!
I hope you have a wonderful 
and creative week!

Diana



Monday, May 30, 2016

Mudpie!

Hello everyone,
hope you all are enjoying 
Memorial Day 
and
the unofficial start to summer!
It actually feels like summer around her
and I'm very glad,
 after the last few weeks of cold and rainy weather
we really needed some sunshine!
Well with graduation behind us
and "Yes" it was cold, rainy and outside,
with one word
it was a MUDDY-MESS,
I'm hoping to get things back on track 
in my stamp-room.
 I'm not sure you can see but there is a muddy trail going and
he is wearing is camouflage rubber boots,
LOL, graduation fashion statement!

After all this muddy mess I thought it would be a good time
to show off my
 "Mudpie" 
House-Mouse Birthday card!
 Stamp "Cupcake Come" from Stampendous! House-Mouse Design.
 Just a little sparkle!

Sweet little Mudpie!
Just loving the adorable little critters from House-Mouse Design,
they are a little mischievous too! 

Thanks for stopping by and looking around!
Hope you all having a 
great sunshiny week!

Diana