Sunday, January 13, 2019

Many Thanks!

Hello
and 
A very Happy New Year to all of you!
I hope everyone had a good start to the new year,
we sure did and I'm glad 2018 is over and truly hoping 
2019 will be a better year for us.
For the first time I did not make any big life changing New Years resolutions.
I think my motto for this year will be to just go with the flow,
to appreciate the beauty around me, live life to the fullest,
to be humble and kind and as my favorite Country singer says it 
so nicely to just "Get Along"!
Well maybe I did make a new years resolution!?!?
Anyway,
with a few extra days off during the Holiday season I got busy 
in the stamp room making thank you cards for all the 
beautiful and kind gifts I received for Christmas.
"Many Thanks" 
carries over some elements of  the Christmas card I made.   

 Poinsettia was cut with the Spellbinders die 
"Cinch and Go Poinsettia" S4-960
and the leaves are a Tim Holtz die 
"Holiday Greens" 658759.
 The background panel was dry embossed with the Cuttlebug folder "Thanks",
the little white doily was cut with the Spellbinders die set called
"Special Day Frames" S5-374
and the gold foil sentiment was cut with the 
Spellbinders Small Die of the Month December
called "Warm Wishes" DOM-DEC18.
"Many Thanks"
and many thanks to all of you for visiting my
little humble blog,
the kind and encouraging comments and messages.
Thanks for hanging with me through all these years,
the ups and downs,
it means the world to me
and I truly appreciate each and everyone of you
more then I can tell! 
  Wishing all of you a beautiful, prosperous
and creative new year!
Thanks for everything!

Diana

Monday, December 24, 2018

Joyeux Noel

Hello and
Merry Christmas to all of you!
Sorry I'm running a bit late on my Christmas card post
but I promise it was worth the wait.
I think this is one of my most detailed and
beautiful cards I ever made for Christmas. 
"Joyeux Noel"
 As some of you know I love everything Louisiana,
which is my husbands home state,
and I wanted to reflect a bit of our Louisiana culture in our Christmas card this year.
 Delicate Spellbinders dies remind me a lot of the beautiful iron lacework in the French Quarter.
 Creole is still spoken in the south and it is on my bucket list to learn
 at least a few simple sentences.
 No Christmas without a Poinsettia.
How did I do?

Wishing everyone near and far
a wonderful
Merry Christmas, 
Joyeux Noel, 
Frohe Weihnachten!
 May your home be filled with joy, peace and love!
To everyone deployed 
thank you for your sacrifice,
and a safe return home!

Diana and Family

Since the list of dies I used is rather lengthy I added it at the end:
Crafter's Companion Embossing Folder "Entwined Holly, S-WW-EF5-EH 
Spellbinders dies:
Cinch and Go Poinsettia, S4-960
Special Day Frame,  S5-374
Renaissance Tag Two, S4-600
Gold Majesty Circles, S4-409
August Small Die of the Month, DOM-AUG18
Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits, 658759
Papertrey Ink, Joyeux Noel Stamp Set, 3430



Sunday, December 9, 2018

Happy Llama Day!

Hello and
Happy Llama Day 
to all of you!
Yes you heard right today, December 9th, is National Llama Day
and what better opportunity to reveal one of my Christmas cards.
People who know me know I'm a bit obsessed with this 
furry absolutely adorable critter.
So when I stumbled upon the Christmas Llama stamp 
at Michaels, I could not resist!!!
Say hello to "Fa-La-La-Llama".

 Llama stamp is Stampendous CUR21 52089 
 Label was made with an old label maker.
Christmas light string to add a bit more bling.
Happy Llama Day to all of you!

Finishing up the other Christmas cards as we speak.
I'm hoping to get all of them in the mail by end of the week
so I can reveal the card.
A little hint about the card
French--Creole--Louisiana
All of my favorite things!

Have a wonderful week
and
thank you for stopping by!

 Diana

Sunday, December 2, 2018

A little birdie told me...

... it is your birthday!
Hello
and happy weekend to you all!
I know the card I'm sharing today isn't very 
seasonal but if you live anywhere around Kentucky 
you sure would think it is spring.
Temps reached almost 70 today and while 
Christmas shopping in town I saw people in shorts and t-shirts.
Don't worry, it will be snowing by Wednesday!!!
And also I made this little birthday card back in the spring but for some reason 
never gotten around sharing it.
A little birdie told me...
 ... it is your birthday!
Lace back panel was cut with Spellbinders "Chantilly Paper Lace" die S5-327. 
 Bird was cut and embossed with Recollections die 508100.
 Bird cage was cut with Sizzix/Tim Holtz "Caged Bird" die 656634
 Flowers are punched and leaves were cut with
Spellbinders "Brilliant Butterfly" die S1-012.

I hope you liked this little birthday card
and I promises my next post will be all about
Christmas!!!
Have a beautiful week
and
thank you for stopping by! 

Diana


Sunday, November 18, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello everyone!
I hope you are all doing well?
We just experienced the craziest weather in Kentucky this week,
an ice storm in the middle of November,
almost unheard of according to the weather man.
Everyone is fine,
 my trees however, not so much.
Lot's of clean up and probably replanting to do.
 But the power is back on and I'm sure looking forward to
Thanksgiving this year.
So with this said here is the little card I made with the
Octobers Spellbinders Die of the Month.

 This is the first time I used foam with a die and I have to say it worked really well. 
I used copper colored foil paper for the acorn hat to give the card just a little bit of  shine.
A very simple but also cute card for Thanksgiving.

There is a lot I'm thankful for this year,
our sweet adorable Grand Baby, my amazing family, wonderful friends
and all of my loyal blog followers!
Thanks for sticking with me all these years!
I'm wishing you and your families a
wonderful and safe
Thanksgiving!
Thanks for stopping by!

Diana


Sunday, October 28, 2018

Happy Haunting!

Hello everyone
and
happy weekend to all!
Wow, I can not believe it's 
almost Halloween already!
Where has the year gone?
I guess it's true,
the older you get the faster the time goes by,
well someone need to put the breaks on this year
because I'm not ready for winter and colder temps yet!!!
Well anyway, ready or not Halloween is next week
and
 here is the little Halloween card I made for the occasion with 
Spellbinders Septembers small and large die of the month sets.
"Happy Haunting"
 Kitty is one of 4 dies from the large die of the month set.
 "Happy Haunting" was cut with the small die set.


 The little banner is made from scraps, little odds and ends of Halloween paper
I hate to throw away because you know they will come handy one day.
"Happy Haunting" to you all
and I hope you liked the little card!?

Thanks so much for stopping by
Happy Halloween to all of you
and be safe!

Diana

Sunday, October 14, 2018

One Special Day!

Hello and
Happy Sunday to all of you!
My initial theme for today's post was Halloween
however that sightly changed when I realized I was in 
short supply of Birthday cards.
So what better thing to do on a rainy gray Kentucky Sunday then make
some colorful cards to cheer me up.
I'm calling this one "Special Day". 
 Ornate gold foil and white frame, as well as "Special Day" was cut with 
Spellbinders die set "Special Day Frames".
 Flower and leaves are cut with Spellbinders Die of the Month, "Month 7".
 I layered the gold foil panel with a white frame by putting tiny foam pieces in between the layers.
What do you think?
Does it bring a little color in your gray and rainy day?

I hope you have a wonderful week
and
thank you for stopping by!

Diana