Saturday, September 15, 2018

Happily Ever After!

Hello everyone!
I hope you enjoying your weekend
and maybe you find some time to get craftzy!
It's been a busy 2 weeks with finishing up some projects,
starting some new ones
and if you been following  me one Instagram you know
I been busy playing with some new stuff.
Just hop over to my Instagram site and check it out!
But today I would like to share with you a wedding card 
I made for a sweet co-worker who is tying the knot in a few days.
"Happily Ever After".
 Arbor was cut with Spellbinders "Grand Cabinet 3D Card".
 Bride and Groom as well as sentiment was cut with
Spellbinders "Layered Happily Ever After".

 Flower and leaves were cut with Spellbinders "Die of the Month 7".



 As you can see I made 2 cards,
one shiny gold the other with a matt gold foil finish.
Actually  the matt gold card was the first card I made and for some reason I was not happy with it,
so I decided to try one with shiny gold foil ,
what do you think?
Matt or Shiny???
  Well, 
I picked the shiny one for the Happy Couple and since it is such a 
special occasion a fancied up the envelope too.
   I can happily report that  the bride loved the card!!!

So if you looking for something to do this weekend
how a bout a cute wedding card with some gold foil
matt or shiny, you pick!

Thanks for stopping by,
have a wonderful creative week!

Diana





Saturday, September 1, 2018

Milestone Birthdays!

Hello everyone
and
Happy Labor day weekend!
Hope you all enjoying this long weekend
and it looks like the weather is cooperating for some
great late summer outdoor time,
so with that said I promise I won't keep you long.
I had the honor of make these birthday cards for
some amazing milestone birthdays.
One for my moms uncle, who is turning 88 this month
and the other for
my sweet neighbors dad who turned 90 in August. 
How amazing is that?

 The gold floral panel was cut with Spellbinders "Large Die of the Month April".
 Flower and leaves are Spellbinders "Die of the Month January and Month 7".
 Numbers were cut with Cricut cartridge "Sophisticated". 
Happy Birthday to two amazing guys!
I'm already looking forward to next years birthday cards!

Thank you so much for stopping in
and if you are having or had a milestone birthday
"Happy Birthday"
to you too!
Have a wonderful week!

Diana

Saturday, August 18, 2018

No Drama Llama!

Hello 
and
Happy weekend to you all!
Another rainy soggy one here in Kentucky,
so tired of all the rain,
so what else can you do than go and play in the stamp room.
I'm not complaining and actually the yard needs to be mowed
but who wants to cut wet grass!

This rainy day craft was all about llamas,
a little pink note book
and a cover who needed a bit of beautification.
 No Drama Llama Notes
 "HI" was cut with Spellbinders die "Phrases Set 1".
Llamas, sentiment and little banners were cut with a Recollections die.
Doilies are a QuicKutz die "Antique Doily". 
The little hearts came actually from the banner, 
they were just too cute to throw away.
 Llamas Llamas everywhere.

I also started a new Baby Star blanket,
this one for a baby boy.
If it keeps raining I should get it done in no time.
How do you like the color combination?

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a wonderful creative week!

 Diana

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Aloha!

Aloha
and Happy Sunday to everyone!
If you were wondering if I took a trip to the beautiful
Islands of Hawaii the answered sadly is "NO",
however I took a trip to Michaels and found a bunch of 
tropical goodies which inspired me to make this adorable
Pineapple card
"Aloha".
 I have a current obsession with foil paper, gold, silver anything shiny, just can't resist.
Golden pineapple was cut with a Momenta die set.
"Aloha" was cut with Cricut cartridge "Life is a Beach".
Foliage is an assortment of  a bit of everything I had laying in the studio.
Well what do you think?
Cutting all those pineapples sure wants me to take a trip to the Islands,
I think I will put that on my Bucket list!

 Thank you for stopping by!
Hope you have a creative week!
Aloha!

Diana



Saturday, July 21, 2018

The Earth Laughs in Flowers!

Hello
 and 
Happy weekend to you all!

Today I would like to share with you two cards I made with
the Spellbinders "Large Die of the Month -June",
one is a Birthday card and the other just a little card for any occasion.
I decided to name the post after the sentiment stamped on the general card
"The Earth laughs in Flowers .--E.E.Cummings"
because it fits both cards beautifully.
 On this card I decided to inlay some of the fowers and leaves with different colored card-stock.
 Sentiment stamped with Stampin'Up! set "Watercolor Trio.
 Butterfly was cut with Cricut cartridge "Sentimentals".
 The background panel was dry embossed with the Cricut embossing folder "Poppy" by Anna Griffin.
 No inlay on this one, just a little rose in the corner to give it balance.
 Sentiment stamped with Stampin'Up!  set "Fabulous Florets".


The Spellbinders "June Large Die of the Month"
 came with two different dies which are both beautiful,
however I learned very fast that inlay is a very time consuming technique!
Here is a link to a video tutorial by Yana Smakula 
which might helps you speed up the process a bit.

Thanks so much for stopping by 
and 
I hope you enjoyed looking around!
Have a wonderful week!

Diana


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