Sunday, July 8, 2018

Sugar skulls!

Hello 
and 
Happy weekend to everyone!
Hope you all had a great 4th of July,
we spend ours with the kids and the
Queen Bee (grand baby #1)!
It's been awhile we had everyone under one roof at the same time, 
so this was a special treat for us!
Sadly everyone it hitting home this weekend
and it will be another 6 month before we all be together again!
Christmas hurry up and get here, LoL, just kidding!
Anyway we had a great time and even so this has been a busy week I found a few minutes
here and there to finally put the finishing touches on my 
 "Sugar skull" card.
 This was one of the first cards I made,
I liked the layout but was not very happy with the colors.
 Another prototype, still playing with the layout.
 Sometimes it takes awhile to get the final product rolled out,
but with a few color, pattern paper changes and settling on the right layout ,
I finally was happy with the finished card...
... meet "Sugar Skull".
 Flowers are punches and the leaves where cut with
Spellbinder Die of the Month "January".
 Lace back panel was cut with Spellbinder Die of the Month "September". 
 Skull was stamped with Recollection stamp set "Halloween",
I know, they should have named the set "Sugar Skull".

What do you think?
The card is on it's way to it's final destination and
I hope the recipient will love it as much as I loved making it.
 Back to the stamp-room to make one, two or three more of these beauty's 
for a few more "Sugar Skull" loving friends!

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend
and thank you for stopping by!

Diana

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Traveling Yarn, Part 2!

Hello and Happy Weekend to everyone!
As promised in my last post,
here is the next installment of pictures 
from our amazing trip to 
Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.
I promise I will get back to more crafty posts next time.
 Just a little road sign which caught  my eye!
No sighting of Sir Hissalot, thank God, LoL.

 What a beautiful country we live in,
I wished we would have had more time to explore more
of Saguaro National Park, Arizona, maybe next time.
Breathtaking and amazing at the same time.

 Saguaro cactus


 "Purple Mountain Majesty" beautiful sunset in the park.
 On our way back to El Paso we decided to take a little side tour to
White Sands National Monument in New Mexico.
 It looks like snow but it is almost blinding bright white sand.
 Amazing that anything can grow out here.

 More sand banks.
 This sure was an amazing adventure,
so  much beauty,
Mother Nature never fails to amaze!
Beautiful memories made,
great visit with family and friends,
hoping to do this again one day!

Thanks for stopping by,
I hope you enjoyed the pictures!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Diana







Saturday, June 9, 2018

Traveling Yarn, Part 1!

Hello
and 
Happy Weekend to everyone!
Sorry, nothing craftzy on the blog today,
just lots of pictures from our 
Memorial Day trip to beautiful
Texas, New Mexico and Arizona to visit
our son and catch up with some old friends.
And yes, as the title already is hinting,
this will be a 2 part posts, lol,
I didn't want to overwhelm you with to many 
pictures in one post.

El Paso Airport
 Well, the knitting went with me,
however the breathtaking view and all the sightseeing
kept me from getting much done.
This was the view from our hotel room.
 Franklin Mountain State Park,
McKelligon Canyon.



The local wildlife.
 If you ever visit El Paso, this is one stop you have to make
"Wyler Aerial Tramway"
you won't regret it!

 The 360 degree view is amazing.
El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarec, Mexico.
 Can you see the Sun Bowl Stadium, University of Texas? 
We also visited the Old Ysleta Mission, 
 the oldest parish in the State of Texas.

We had a great time visiting El Paso and the surrounding area.
It sure is a different kind of beautiful but we enjoyed every minute of it.
In my next post I will take you to 
Tucson, Arizona and the Saguaro National Park
and a few pictures of White Sands, New Mexico.
Hope to see you back soon!
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful week!

Diana

Friday, May 25, 2018

Variations!

Hello
and
Happy Memorial Day Weekend 
to everyone!
Hope you are as lucky as I am and enjoying this 
gorgeous long weekend.
With that said, I don't want to keep you to long 
from your Holiday celebrations,
so I will keep this post short and sweet.
Here are a few pictures of the cards I made the last few days.
And "Yes" they are "Variations" of some previous cards
all made with Spellbinder dies and the Cricut machine.







All cards are made with Spellbinder monthly die sets November, January and April.
Letters and number where cut with the Cricut cartridge "Sophisticated" and the layered panels are from the "Art Philosophy" cartridge.
The sentiment was stamped with Stampin'Up! set "Watercolor Trio".

Thank you for stopping in on your busy Holiday weekend.
Hope you enjoyed what you seen.
Happy Memorial Day!
To next time!

Diana

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Happy Mother's Day!

Hello
and 
Happy Mother's Day weekend to all of you!
Hope everyone is enjoying this gorgeous weekend,
temperatures around here in the 90's, looks like we went strait to summer.
So my plans for this Mother's Day weekend are
   a hot date with my Veggie Patch, literally,
 time to plant the garden.
But before I hit yard I wanted to show you all the 
Mother's Day card I made for my Mama.
 Simple but elegant.
 The letters were cut with the Cricut cartridge "Sophisticated",
silver foil flower panel was cut with Spellbinder die of the month "April",
little flowers are punches and the little leaves are Spellbinder die of the month "January".
 And while I was at it I went ahead and made my Dad his Father's Day card.
In Germany we celebrate Father's Day on Ascension Day,
so Father's Day was on May 10th for him.
 I used the same dies and cartridge on this card but decided to leave out the flowers.
Two cards almost the same but still a bit different.
Well I hear the yard calling my name.
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your weekend
and
Happy Mother's Day!

Diana


Sunday, April 29, 2018

Baby Shower Thank You Cards!

Hello 
and 
happy Sunday to y'all!
The sun is out andit is a beautiful weekend in Kentucky,
so this will be a very short post, 
LoL, itching to get outside and play in the dirt!!

As many of you know we welcomed our first Grand baby in February,
a little girland for all the sweet beautiful gifts received
I decided to make this 
"Baby Shower Thank You" card.
 Pink and Gold.
 A few purls to pretty it up.
 Inside circle was cut with the Cricut machineand the scalloped circle is a punch. 
The gold foil panel was cut withNovembers Spellbinder die of the month.
 A thank you card fit for a Queen,the Queen of our Heart that is.
So far I have not regretted joining the Spellbinder Die of the Month Club,
the dies are great and so far I have used everysingle one I received.

Thank you for taking time to stop by!
Hope you have a beautiful week!

Diana