Sunday, October 15, 2017

If you dare...

...Beware...
Hello
and welcome to a
little taste of 
HALLOWEEN.
Halloween card production is in
full swing in my stamp-room,
hoping to get them all done today
and in the mail tomorrow
so they all make it to there destination,
as far as Germany, in time.
Happy Halloween with
"If you dare...".

 Spooky house was stamped with Recollections stamp set "Halloween".
 Scary cat was cut with Cricut cartridge "Chic and Scary".
 Sentiment from Recollections set "Halloween".
 Ornate fence from Cricut cartridge "Potions and Spells".
 Tree and crow were cut from Cricut cartridge
"Chic and Scary".
"If you dare..."
Would you ring that doorbell on trick or treat night
???

  Pumpkin knitting again this year.
I'm hocked on this adorable
fall decor.
They are wonderful stash busters
for all the leftover yarn I accumulated over time...
...And they make wonderful little fall gifts
for family and friends.

Thank you so much for stopping by.
I hope you liked my Halloween preview.
Have a wonderful week! 

Diana

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Happy Fall Y'all!

Hello
and
 welcome to my 
last day in September
blog post.
Wow, October 1st tomorrow,
how did that happen?
Not sure I'm ready for summer to end
but I thought maybe 
making some fall cards will get me in the 
mood for Autumn.
 I recently decided to join the Spellbinder 
"Die of the Month" club and
these cards were made with Septembers 
beautiful small die set, perfect for the fall season.

 A splash of gold paint on the acorns.
 Sentiment from Stampin'up set "Happy Fall Y'all".


"Happy Fall Y'all"

Thank you so much for stopping by,
hope you all have a beautiful weekend
and a great week!

Diana


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Playing with Gators!

Hello
and
happy weekend to y'all!
If you read the title and thought
I was playing with real Alligators,
sorry I have to disappoint you,
this is a more tamed variety I was playing with.
  But nevertheless the little critters got me
a little frustrated at first
but I finally got the hang of these adorable
"Alligator Slippers"
aka
"Crocodile Booties". 
 I used Red Heart Soft yarn in colors white, off white,
dark leaf and guacamole.



 The pattern for the Crocodile booties can be found in the 
"Happy crochet book"
by Carolina Guzman.
Sorry,
I hope Carolina isn't to madd but
 I just had to rename them to "Alligator Slippers",
Gators are just a bit more common in our 
home state of Louisiana then Crocodiles.

Well, as Summer is coming to an end so did
my Summer knitting project.
I finished my Fade shawl.
 At the last minute I decided to change 
the last color from green to blue 
and I think the color switch turned out pretty good.
This was one of the biggest knitting projects I done
in quiet a while
but it was a so worth it
"Love my Fade"!

Thanks so much for taking time 
to visiting my blog!
Hope you have a wonderful week!

Diana

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Vanity Makeover!

Hello
and
Happy Labor Day weekend
 to everyone!

Since I have been home on vacation for a few days
I finally gotten around on catching up on some 
things who needed attention.
Cleaning out the garage, shed and basement, washing windows...
 just to name a few items on my long list of things to do.
I also finally gotten together enough courage to 
refinish the little vanity/dressing table 
I purchased at a moving sale for $15 a few years back
and yes, 
I unearthed again while cleaning out the garage,
the things you find while cleaning. LoL.

The vanity actually came with a mirror attached to the back
but since I'm reinventing the purpose
 I decided not to reuse the mirror. 
Here is the vanity before the makeover.
Love those cute ornate legs.
 After doing a little research I decided to use Valspar Primer,
Chalk Paint and Sealing Wax. 
Our local Lowes had quite a few color choices
but since I wanted the piece to be neutral I 
picked Valspar Chalk Paint in  color "Kids cloves".
 I cleaned the vanity before applying the Primer
 and then let the primer dry for a few hours before applying
the chalk paint.
 Depending on how many coats of paint you need
make sure to let them dry thoroughly
in between applications.
 I let the paint dry overnight before applying
the sealing wax the next day. 
 I was surprised how easy it was to apply the wax and how fast it dried.
 By evening we were able to move the piece to it's new destination.
However I waited another agonizing 24 hours before putting anything on it
aka decorating it.
My new cute little desk in the basement
which holds now all my knitting/crocheting needles
and other knitting paraphernalia.  
I also kept the original hardware.  
Honestly,
 this was way easier then I thought it would be
and may I say
it turned out quite cute 
for my first makeover project.

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Have a wonderful
Labor Day weekend!

Diana  

Sunday, August 20, 2017

When the Moon Kisses the Sun!

Hello
and 
Happy Sunday to ya'all!
As you are all probably know
tomorrow is the big day
"Eclipse Day"!
Sadly I have to work tomorrow but
that doesn't mean we can't have some fun 
and celebrate a bit.
Here is a little idea I came up with 
to take to work tomorrow.
 Yes, we are all going to have a sugar high.
Maybe someone will bring the RC Cola
to go with the Moon Pies!?

 I had to make two baskets,
 one for Hubby's and one for my work.
 When the Moon kisses the Sun!
 This was the simplest card I ever made.
Moon was cut with Cricut cartridge "A Child's Year",
Sun "Life is a Beach" and
 Eclipse Glasses are from the "Paisley" cartridge.
"Happy Eclipse Day"
to all of you!
Be safe,
enjoy the day
and don't forget to wear those glasses!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Diana



Sunday, August 13, 2017

Flying High Birthday Wishes!

Hello 
and
Happy Sunday to all of you!
Sorry this will be a very short post,
the weather outside is absolutely fabulous for
August in Kentucky,
80th and no humidity
and I can hear the front porch calling my name.
So with no delay I would like to share a card I made for 
my uncles upcoming birthday in September
called
"Flying High Birthday Wish"

 Stamp set from Ai Art Impression Hampton Art
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 Love the Birthday Banner!
Art Impression stamps are so much fun to play with
and
I really hope he will like his card.
What do you think?

Thank you so much for stopping by,
I'm off to the great outdoors,
have a wonderful week!

Diana

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Wear-A-Hug Shawl

Hello everyone!
I'm hoping you are having a great weekend!
If not, I would like to share a 
"HUG"
with you today.
Yes, my 
shawl
by Kristina Vilimaite
is finally finished.
This was my first ever 
Knit-Along
and I have to say I had a ball
and hoping to do another one in the near future.
 I used Red Heart "Unforgettable" in color "Parrot" 
for the main color and
Read Heart "Shimmer" in color "Ivory" 
for the contrast color.
 Sadly it wasn't finished for the
knit along deadline but I had a blast trying.
 The pattern was super easy to follow and
I'm thinking about making another one with 
lighter yarn for the summer.
Next summer that is...
...in the mean time 
I'm waiting for temperatures to get a bit cooler
so I can wear this "Hug" around town!

Last but not least 
a picture or two of my little
hardy fig tree.
I bought this little fellow in the spring of this year
and he literally was just a little twig
but to our surprise little
fig twig 
keeps on growing
and... 
 ...amazingly...
... we going to have figs
or a fig, LoL.

Thank you so much for stopping by,
hope you enjoyed looking around!
To next time!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Diana


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Repurposing old Earrings!

Hello 
and 
Happy Sunday to you all!

As you all know I been knitting quiet a bit here lately,
don't worry I have not given up card making,
and while on the search for patterns I been 
coming across pictures of amazing 
stitch markers.
Yes, stitch markers and
 I mean beautiful little works of art,
not the ones my grandma used to use!
 So my creative little mind went to work
and since I'm the queen of cheap
I went digging through my stash of old jewelry...
...and look what I found.
 Love fashion jewelry,
but hate that all the pretty necklaces come with earrings
I can't wear because I'm allergic to them:(
Well now I found a new purpose for all those earrings
"Stitch Markers".
 This is all you need: Old Earrings, Jump Rings or Split Rings and
your Pliers.
Then just detach the jewelry part of the earring from the earring hooks
and slip onto a jump ring or split ring.
Now, how easy was that?
 And you end up with a set of beautiful
"Stitch Markers".
A little update on my 
"Wear-A-Hug" shawl,
it's almost done.
Sadly I missed the KAL deadline but that's fine
I had fun doing it,
and that's all what counts!

Thanks for stopping by
hope you have a wonderful creative week!

Diana

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Patriotic Kisses and a Froggy Birthday!

Hello everyone
and a
"Happy 4th of July"
weekend!
I know Independence Day is not to Tuesday
but if you were lucky enough you
hopefully got a 4 day weekend!
I had to take a vacation day to get my 4 day weekend,
but it is well worth it. 

Today I would like to share with you
a little "Froggy Birthday" card...
 ... made for a sweet friend who loves and collects 
everything and anything frog related.
 A few rhinestones for a bit of sparkle.
 One of my hand made crochet flowers.
 He sure looks kind of cute riding his vintage bike,
what do you think?
 Frog on vintage bike is a "Inkadinkado" stamp.

Happy Froggy Birthday dear friend!

I just realized I never posted a picture of my finished
"Taina" shawl by Eeva Kesakuu, sorry,
it's been finished for a while but I guess,
I got so wrapped up in all my new knitting projects I totally forgot.
Well here is the finished product.
It turned our really pretty,
love the colors and super easy pattern.
The pattern is available for FREE on Ravelry
And it is so light, perfect for cool summer nights.
Beautiful!
 And yes, I'm still working on my Knit-A-Long shawl.
I need to pick up speed, the KAL is over around the middle of the month
and I really would like to get it done.
 Maybe all the patriotic Hershey Kisses I bought will help,
 LoL,
that and a few cups of coffee,
I be knitting for days.
 Aren't they adorable,
could not pass them up at the store
especially since it is Independence Day weekend!

Wishing you and yours
a wonderful and safe
Independence Day!
Happy 4th of July
to you all!
Thanks so much for stopping by
hope you have a great week!

Diana