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


Sunday, January 22, 2017

Little crocheted gifts!

Hello 
and 
Happy Sunday to y'all!
Sorry I meant to post pictures of my 
travel adventure today but as always I
got sidetracked with a few other projects and
haven't quiet mastered to sort 
through all the pictures I took!
Also still trying to get used to some new software 
on my computer, which frustrates me more then I can tell!
But besides fighting with technology I got some 
small gifts done for family and friends.
This adorable crochet "Spiral Beanie"
also called "Divine Hat" is a gift for our 
sweet Auntie in Louisiana. 
 I found two patterns, the one I used came from Ravelry
the other from Logenberry Handmade is very similar,
both are very easy to crochet.
I used 1 skein Lion Brand "Heartland" in Hot Springs.
 And yes I had to add a flower pin to fancy it up!
 Kind of hate to let the hat go, the longer I look at it
the more I fall in love with the purple beauty!
I guess I just have to make another one for myself!  

My other little project was a home warming gift
for a co-worker who is moving 
into her first apartment.
So exited for her!
 Crochet coasters in different colors.
I used "I Love this Cotton" yarn but any yarn will do.
Coaster pattern.
 Adorned with a little hand stamped tag...
... added some kitchen utensils, dish towels,
 all put in a large measuring cup,
wrapped up pretty
and ready for delivery!

Thank you so much for stopping by
hope you seen a project you liked
and want to try!
Have a wonderful week
and happy crafting!
To next time!

Diana

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Happy New Year!

Hello
and 
Happy New Year to everyone!
Hope you had a great start to the new Year,
for us it was a bit crazy,
but that's a story for another post,
just a little hint,
it involves a surprise visit,
a DITY move
and
a 1440 mile road trip.
I only can say the old year ended and 
the  new year started with a
wonderful adventure!
 I promise I will share pictures at my next post!

Today I would like to share a little 
"Thank you card"
I made for all my wonderful friends
and family,
to thank them for all their pretty
Christmas gifts!
 This little snowflake card was super easy 
and fast to make!
 Snowflake is a Sizzix die cut and I added a rhinestone for some sparkle.
 The snowflake embossing folder came from Stampin'Up!
 The little banner pieces add a bit of color 
to the snowy card.
 A snowy thank you to everyone!

And before I went of on my crazy adventure
I finished another Messy Bun Hat.
 I used 1 skein of Red Heart Unforgettable Yarn.
 This is how the finished top looks, crocheted around the hair elastic.
 with the pretty button is actually a removable pin I made.
Another beauty finished!

 Looking back on 2016, it was a crazy busy year for our family,
lots of changes, some good some we had to adjust to, 
empty nesting is not quiet as fun as I thought it was,
adding Army Mom to my Army spouse title filled me with
immense pride but also new worries,
I cry a bit more now those days,
("I be home for Christmas" made me bawl like a baby because 
I know our soldier probably was not coming home for Christmas)
   so yes,
2016 was a mixed bag of ups and downs,
 and I'm really  looking forward to see
what adventures 2017 has in store for us,
"Yes" I have a lot of good intentions and
new years resolutions, 
but I think this year I will go a bit more with
the flow and "not" stress so much over things
I can not change anyways!

 With this I wound like to thank everyone
who is been visiting my little blog
for all your support,
the sweet comments you leave
and all the inspiration!
Thank you!
I hope the new year will bring 
you and your family
everything you hope and dream for!

Happy New Year!

Diana