Sunday, August 2, 2020

Bundle of Joy!

Hello everyone!
Wow, it has been a wile since my last post
and lots of things have happened since.
We have become Grandparents again to a sweet little
baby boy named Joseph in May,
we could not have been happier and
everyone is healthy and doing fine.

Also I decided to take a little break from posting and
social media in general, 
working though the pandemic, wearing PPE for 9 hours plus at work
and then again when just hunting for the necessities of life in stores,
cancelling our vacation for the second time this year
as well as the unrest in our country is taking its toll on me.
With all this going on I have not felt very creative lately
but I promise I'm working on getting my MoJo back.
   Here are some cards I made over the last few month 
for family and friends who welcomed their 
"Bundle of Joy"
during this crazy time in our world!
All cards are made with the
Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Grand Arch 3D Card, S6-138 and
the Layered Bundle of Joy, S4-852 die sets.
Flowers are made with the Spellbinders Die of the Month, DOM-007 and
a variety of different pushes.



Lol, one baby boy card in all the sea of pink.

One thing I can say,
it sure has been a baby year
and 
if you had a sweet addition to your family
Congratulations to your 
"Bundle of Joy".

Thank you for stopping by!
Stay safe and have a great week!

Diana


Sunday, May 10, 2020

Happy Mother's Day!


Hello everyone on this somewhat
different
Mother's Day weekend!
But never the less it will be a beautiful day
don't matter how we celebrate
and for most of us it will be just face time or a phone call
but it sure will be filled with love!
And maybe a little surprise...
...sorry can't tell and will explain in a later post!!!

Today on Mother's Day I would like to share with you the 
Mother's Day card I made for my Mama.
Sorry, lots of pictures, please bear with me!


Sentiment was stamped with Papertreyink's Tucked in-Mother, Item #2962.




The card was made with the Spellbinders
Elegant Reveal Shutter Card,
Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month, DOMAPG-FEB20.
I think the card came together beautifully
and I can report my Mom received it in time
and absolutely loved it.

To my Mom, all the Moms, Grandmas
and special women in our lives
 no matter where you are
a very
Happy Mother's Day!

Thank you for stopping by,
have a wonderful week!

Diana



Wednesday, May 6, 2020

May the 4th be with you!

Hello,
I'm hoping everyone is doing alright?!
Sorry it's been a while but if you are like me,
the currant circumstances are really messing up my routine
and it has been hard o find a healthy balance between
still going to work, social distancing, wearing a mask,
the crazy issues at the stores and finding time to be creative.
Who would have thought a year ago that buying toilet paper would 
be like finding a needle in a hay stack:(
But anyways, 
there is light at the end of the tunnel 
and we will make it through this.
I'm so glad I have a healthy stash of paper and yarn
which will keep me busy for quiet a while.
With that said I would like to share with you a card
and some other things I made in a Star Wars theme for
my oldest sons March Birthday.
 Star Wars R2-D2,  C-3PO and BB-8 were cut with the Cricut Air 2.
 Happy Birthday banner was made with the Spellbinders Glimmer Kit of the Month,
 August 2019, GOM-AUG19
and 
the balloons are made with the Spellbinders Small Die of the Month, May 2019, DOM-MAY19. 


 Darth Vader cup...
...and last but not least I made him a little sign to hang in his 
little cubical at work.
Sorry again, I know Star Wars Day was May the 4th and
I had good intentions but I terribly failed.
Always remember:
Your focus determines your reality!
May the Force be with you!
Thanks for stopping by!

Diana 


Friday, April 10, 2020

An Easter to Remember!

 Hello
and 
Happy Easter to all of you!
Or better we will make it a happy one.
Even so, it will be quiet a bit different this year then any other
and I'm sure it will be one we will remember for years to come.
With shelter in place, social distancing and a lot of places closed 
I had a hart time even getting into any kind of Easter routine,
decorating, making and sending cards,
but I snapped out of it
 and
told myself
why should this virus keep me from doing all the things I love!!!  
So here is the 
"An Easter to Remember" card
and I hope it will brighten your day the same 
as it did mine making them.
Back panel was dry embossed with Spellbinders embossing folder called Garden Delight, ES-008
and the big flower oval was cut with the Spellbinders die called Venise Lace, S6-125.
 The little flowers were made with different punches and layered.
 The bunnies and greenery were part of the Spellbinders large and small 
die of the month set for March 2020,
DOML-MAR20 and DOM-MAR20.
 Easter egg and sentiment are part of the Spellbinders Glimmer kit for the month of March 2020, 
GOM-MAR20. 
 What do you think?

Last but not least just a few pictures of the gorgeous 
spring flowers blooming on my front porch right now.
Ranunculus, aren't they pretty?



I just love spring, time for renewal, 
time to come out of the house after gray and cold winter days,
to get your hands dirty, clean the flower beds, get the garden ready for planting
and I know we can not go anywhere right now
and do what we used to do but
if you are fortunate to have a yard
go outside, look around, get creative or
just listen to the birds.  
And always remember #weareinthistogether
oh and wash your hands!!!
With this I would like to wish you and yours
a very blessed Easter!
We will make it through this together!

Diana

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Oh TWOdles!

Hello
and Happy Sunday to you all!
Just a short little post today,
the weather is absolutely gorgeous around here
and I'm ready to go out and do some spring cleanup in the yard.

Today I want to share another February birthday card with you all.
Our Queen Bee aka Grand Baby No. 1 turned TWO
and as you can see, she wanted a Minnie Mouse Birthday Party
and Meemaw delivered.
 Minnie was made out of  3 simple circles cut with the Cricut.
Number 2 was cut with the Cricut as well and 
the bow I just free styled.
 Happy Birthday was cut with the Spellbinders 
Large Die of the Month February, DOM-FEB18.
 Just a simple little card which I think turned out really cute.
And while I was playing with the Cricut I thought of
this little Birthday Memory Board. 
You can make this any size you want or with any material you have laying around,
mine was just recycled cardboard, leftover snippets of paper, small clothespins,
add a few cute pictures and voila!

Thank you so much for stopping by,
I hope you liked the post 
and come back often for more craftzy inspirations!
Have a wonderful week!

Diana

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Flowers in Winter!

Hello and
Happy Sunday to all!
Today I would like to share with you 
the Birthday cards I made for
family and friends which had a birthday in the month of February.
And since the weather in February is still cold and dreary,
I thought some flowers and bright colors are in order 
to brighten up everyone's day.
Say hello to
"Flowers in Winter".


 Antiquities square was cut with the Spellbinders die S5-396,
Doily layer was cut with Spellbinders die "Brillante Rondelle", S4-991,
the flowers and leaves are made with variety of punches and the Spellbinders 
Die of the Month DOM-007.
The Happy Birthday sentiment was made with the Spellbinders
Glimmer kit of the Month GOM-FEB19.
What do you think,
what is your favorite color pink, orange or just plain white?
I know, I had a hard time deciding too, 
so I just made a few of each color.
 And if you had a Birthday this month
"Happy Birthday to you"!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a wonderful week!

Diana

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Gnome Love!

Hello everyone
and welcome to a post all about
"Gnome Love".
Yes I jumped on the bandwagon and joined Gnomemenia, 
but to my defense who can resist those adorable little bearded fellows?
Just saying!
And if you have been following me on Instagram 
you already know I fell quiet hard for the Gnomies.
So to top it all of I decided on a Gnome themed 
Valentines Day Card this year,
so say hello to
"Gnome Love".
 Gnome was cut with the Simon Says Gnome die - sssd112037
and the background was dry embossed with the Sizzix 3-D  embossing folder - 663201. 
 The heart balloons are made with the Spellbinders Glimmer Kit of the Month January 2020,
GOM-JAN20
 Love sentiment is also made with the January Glimmer Kit.
 Love my Gnomie.
So what do you think,
can Gnomie melt your heart?

Thank you for stopping by,
hope you have a sweet and happy
Valentines Day!
To next time!

Diana