Saturday, May 8, 2021

Happy Mother's Day and Vatertag!

Hello everyone
and 
Happy Mother's Day weekend
to all the Moms, Grandmas and 
special women in our life!

Today I would like to share with you two special cards I made for
my Mom and Dad, you see Mother's and Father's Day are
just a few short days apart in Germany,
Mother's Day is May 8th just like in the USA and Vatertag is on the 13th.
And NO, in case you were wondering, Hubby has to wait for his Father's Day card to June.

Moms card was made with the Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace dies
Antiquities Square, S5-396,
Bed of Lace, S4-1072 and 
Picot Petite Ovals, S5-433.
Flowers are a variety of different punches and leaves are are made with the 
Spellbinders Dies of the Month DOM-007 and Dom-DEC18. 
Added a few pearls for a bit of elegance.
The sentiment was stamped with a stamp from Stampin'Up!
My Dad's card started out as a simple Cricut card (card in front)...
... however after looking at it for a few days I had the feeling something was missing.
It simply needed some fancying up!
I just took the front panel from the Cricut card and added the
Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grave Die of the Month, DOMAPG-MAY19 as a frame
and voila, a simple but elegant card.
Happy Mother's Day Mom!
Alles gute zum Vatertag Opa!

Thank for stopping by!
Happy Mother's Day to all,
enjoy your day!

Diana


 



Saturday, April 3, 2021

Sending Easter Wishes!

Hello everyone
and
Happy Easter to you all!

Hard to believe we are already celebrating Easter
and what's harder to believe is that we are doing it for a second time
during this pandemic.
But with the start of spring and everything around us coming to live again,
there is a light at the end of the tunnel,
a renewed feeling of hope.
 I received my first dose of the vaccine, hubby is fully vaccinated
 and 
we are so ready to see my parents and family overseas again.
But for now sending happy handmade cards to everyone
will have to do!
For this years Easter card I decided to make 
a basket full of Bunny joy!
Basket and Bunnies where made with the Spellbinders Large Die of the Month,
March 2020, DOML-MAR20.
Cute little Easter Egg was made with the Glimmer Kit of the Month,
March 2020, GOM-Mar20.
Grass was cut with the Cricut Air 2 and the little flowers are punches.
Sentiment was stamped with Spellbinders SFJ stamp set
"Joyful Greetings", SS-0689.

What do you think?

I hope you liked my little springtime bunny Easter card.

 Thank you for taking the time to hop on in.
From our house to yours
a very
Happy Easter!
Be safe!

Diana

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Happy Valentines Day

Hello
and
Happy Valentines Day 
to everyone!
Hope despite the cold temperatures, ice and snow
your feel the warms of love which surrounds you in your heart.

I know this is a bit late but I would like to share this years
Valentines Day card with you all.
This very simple card was made with the Spellbinders
Small Die of the Month for January 2021, DOM-JAN21.
The  sentiment was cut with the die from the Spellbinders
Glimmer Kit of the Month January 2020, GOM-JAN20.
I added a few punched flowers and rhinestones for a bit of sparkle.

 I hope you liked this very simple but elegant 
Valentines Day card.

Thank you for stopping by.
Have a wonderful 
Valentines Day
and most of all
stay safe!

Diana 

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Vintage Camera Memory Box

Hello everyone,
hope you all doing well and staying safe.
Kentucky received a generous coding of ice overnight
and I received an unexpected day off thanks to it.
So I figured I could spend a bit of my off time on my pure
neglected blog and catch up on posting some of the
beautiful things I have created the past few weeks.

One of the creations is this cute little 
Vintage Camera Memory Box
I made for my Mamas  Birthday. 
The Vintage Camera was cut with the 
Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month, DOMAPG-OCT20.
Sentiments are cut from furious Spellbinder dies.
The Memory Box is an upcycled shipping box which was the
perfect size for this project.
And everything decoupaged on it are leftover bits and
pieces from other projects or things I found in Antique stores 
or Flea markets. 
A few years ago I invested in a HP Sprocket printer which 
is the perfect size (picture size 2x3 inches) for small memory 
albums and collages. 
This cute little Vintage Camera sure makes a sweet little gift
packed with treasured memories.
I hope I gave you a bit of inspiration on this cold winter day to
go create something beautiful today.

Thanks for stopping by!
Stay safe! 

Diana

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Winter's Solstice Snowflake Christmas Card

 Hello friends,
hope everyone is having a good week!
Wow, I know I surprised myself,
LoL, 2 posts in 1 week!
I definitely will NOT get a prize for best blogger this year,
in the contrary if there is one to win for 
"You fell of the blogger wagon during the wild ride through the pandemic"
I'm probably running for first place.
Anyway, I have been busy and accomplished a few things in the 
last few month and I'm hoping to share and 
catch up with more new posts over the next few weeks.
And since we are counting down to Christmas
I would like to share our families Christmas Card
"Winter's Solstice Snowflake".
I decided to go with a red/gold and green/silver color pattern
 and a snowflake theme this year.
The cards where cut with the Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace
Die of the Month, DOMAPG-NOV19,
Amazing Paper Grace Picot Petite Circles, S5-431.
Poinsettia and greenery were cut with dies from the 
Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month, DOMAPG-NOV20. 
And for the first time I used the Foil Quill heat pen with my Cricut Air2
on one of my cards.
I have to admit it was easier then I thought.
The sentiment was hot foiled with the fine heat pen. 




I think the card came together right nicely.

I would like to take the opportunity
 to thank each and everyone of you for
sticking with me through the ups and downs of blogging.
I hope I will do better in 2021!
Thank you for stopping by.
To you and yours's
a very 
Merry Christmas!
Stay safe and healthy!

Diana

Sunday, December 20, 2020

It sure has been a while!

 Hello everyone!

Wow, it sure has been a while!

It is amazing how time flies even during a pandemic. 
Sometimes I think it still should be March when our lives 
came to a screeching halt.
I sure have the feeling I been idling since then. 
Anyway, with less then 2 weeks left in this year, 
it seems there might be a little light at the end of the tunnel. 
Or one can hope!!!

So with all the craziness around us I been trying to find
 refuge in my little stamp room,
it sure helps to create something beautiful in 
a time were our world is turned upside down.
And I have to apologize, this Birthday card was made
quiet a while ago for all my family and friends who
had fall birthdays. 

I have to admit I'm in love with Amazing Paper Grace dies by Becca Feeken. 
This card was made with Amazing Paper Grace die
Splendid Trilliant (S5-426) and Antiquities Square (S5-396).  
Sentiment was stamped with the Stampin!Up Watercolor Trio stamp set, 
little flowers and leaves are a combination of punches and the Spellbinders 
small die of the month "W
arm Wishes" DOM-DEC18.
Well, what do you think?

I hope you enjoyed looking around
and come back often.
I will try to get my Christmas card posted 
sometimes this week but in the
meantime you can visit me on

Thanks for stopping by!
Stay safe and healthy!

Diana

 



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