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

Sunday, December 18, 2016

A bit of Christmas Joy!

Hello
and happy Sunday to y'all!
How are you enjoying this crazy weather?
Close to 70 yesterday and waking up to the 20th
this morning with icy roads and flurries.
Well I hate to admit it but I'm not jumping up and down about it!
Anyway, a good day to stay indoors and get crafty
and since we only have one more week
to Christmas I would like to share my 
Christmas card with you today.
"Joy"
my primitive Christmas card.
 I decided on something a bit different this year,
no stamping, 
all die cuts and punches and 
a little embossing in the background.
Poinsettia is a Marianne Design die.
The background panel was embossed with a
Pine Needles embossing folder from RG.
Joy and greenery was cut with Sizzix dies.
The primitive wreath is a Spellbinder die.
I added a few little snow flakes just for fun and sparkle.
Simple but beautiful!
And while making our Christmas cards I had
another idea,
a matching banner!
Made exactly like the card with the only exception
that the letters where cut with the Cricut cartridge
"Sophisticated".  

And last but not least,
I joined the craze of making
"Messy Bun Hats".
This is my first one.
The hat looked a bit plain so I added the crochet flower 
with a sparkly button.
The hat pattern by Stacey Keele Thorngren is also found on 
Perfect for cold winter days!

Thank you so much for dropping by,
stay warm and safe!
Wishing you and your families
a joyous Holiday season!
Merry Christmas!

Diana

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Proud Mom and the Hustle and Bustle of the Season!

Hello 
and
Happy Sunday to y'all!
Can you believe it's the second of Advent already,
3 more weeks to Christmas,
and I'm running so...o behind on everything
including posting on the blog!
Sorry, but I have a great excuse,
our youngest son graduated from OSUT.
We are so proud of him and
Yes, we made the trip to Georgia twice over the last
30 days to visit for Family Day and
for the Turning Blue Ceremony/Graduation!
 Our little boy all grown up,
I'm tearing up just typing this post,
but adding Army Mom to my title makes 
me very very proud!
 Words can not describe what I felt that day.
Proud and sad at the same time,
knowing that in just a few short moments we had 
to say goodbye to him
and he was leaving for his new duty station.
It's hard to put it into words and I know
I will never stop worrying about him.
---
Finally got his picture framed and
working on the embellishments.
Not quiet done yet, 
I want to add all his duty stations and dates
 onto the right site of the frame but
haven't figured out how yet.

 Our handsome Infantryman!

And finally after all the hustle and bustle
of traveling we finally got our tree up this weekend.
 Same ornaments as last year with the 
exception of.. 
 ... Mr. Mouse and
 ... Mrs. Mouse.
Found these two adorable critters at a
Cracker Barrel Store somewhere between
Kentucky and Georgia.
Very appropriate ornaments for a household
 with 3 cats.
 And my gigantic stocking is hung too.
HeHe, looks like I been a real good girl this year!!! 
 Love using bottle brush trees for decorations,
actually you can find them all over our house
and not just around the holiday season.
 Another new addition to our 
Christmas decorations is this little
ladder made out of old tobacco sticks and
chicken wire.
Hope to display some of our Christmas Cards
on this little ladder. 
My old quilt stocking.
I adore old and new quilts,
so whenever I come across something made out of 
old quilt pieces it is hard for me to resist not to buy.

I hope you enjoyed the little tour 
through my 
Christmas decor!?
How is your Christmas decorating coming along?

Thank you so much for stopping by,
hope you have a wonderful
Holiday Season!

Diana