Monday, March 31, 2008

I was given an award!!

And finally...I was given an award yesterday! My friend Lorie at Live Love Laugh has given me the Arte Y Pico award. The award is given to bloggers who share their art creations through blogging. Here are the rules...

1. You have to pick five blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribute to the blogging community, no matter what language.

2. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone

3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and the link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself

4. Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of Arte y Pico blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.

Now, I don't like lists like this all that much because I don't want to hurt any one's feelings so please...if I don't list you know that I love your blog and artwork too, k?!

1. Courtney at Created by Courtney.

2. Julie at Out to Impress

3. Diane at Stamp with Diane

4. Kristine at Cafe Ink.

5. Korin at Inky doodle

So, there you eclectic post!

Hope this was all I was suppose to do,help me out Lorie if there's something missing.

Recycled gum container

We keep this type of gum container in the vehicle which is really easy to open.And it has I think 60 or 70 gums in there,anyways,once finished,I looked at it and said I should decorate it...

So all I did was put stickers on it,the one in the middle says Your heart makes me flutter,added a scallop with a heart on the top and made a matching card with a scrap.

It'll be a perfect surprise for my hubby for a just cuz gift,I'll fill it up with gum or candy!!
It could also be used for sending a little gift to someone,for primas or other embellishments.

So from now on,I'll keep those and make some for my little God children,they'll love 'em!!

Happy Monday Everyone!!!


Sunday, March 30, 2008

Nikki's blog candy!! Go and check out Nikki's blog,she's got candy!!!
Yummy candy!!!

Lucky #7...I've been tagged!

Michelle over at Creative Treasures tagged me. You must list 7 random or weird things about yourself and then tag 7 blogging friends. It's a good way to get know each other I guess,so here goes...
1. I've never had any children,not by choice.
2.I am on a waiting list for a liver transplant.
3.Had to quit work almost 3 yrs ago due to my health,which I miss very much.
4.I love to make cards and am very happy to have started my blog a couple of months ago.
5.I may not have any children,but have 8 God children,which I adore and love to spoil.
6.My favorite reality show is Biggest Loser,it motivates me on losing weight,I've lost 20 pounds in the last 5 months.
7.I enjoy the sun,life,and love my hubby!!!

So now I get to tag 7 other bloggers,if you don't follow through,it's ok I still wuv you!!!


Saturday, March 29, 2008

My niece's cards

Hi everyone,
Here are 2 cards that my niece Tasha
made this weekend.She loves any kind of crafts and so she made a B'day card for her dad and a Mother's Day card for mom.

Here is a picture of her and I while she was making her cards. She chose all the colors and stamp she wanted to use and she colored that hedgie copying from the stamp,she did a really good job didn't she. We had fun,isn't she the cutest!!!
Have a great sunday!!!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Fantastic Friday Challenge!

If you're up for a challenge,Korin at Inkydoodle has started a weekly Friday challenge. Today's challenge was to use an image with wings,weather it be a bird or a bug,as long as it had wings. So I chose the butterfly from Su Garden Whimsy,I used the CB for the pink bg,used a butterfly punch and used my cricket for the Thinking of you and the flower petal.

That's one heck of a mixed up card,lol. Hey that's what challenges are for right!
So that's my card!!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Tinking of you!

I was thinking of an old friend of mine that I haven't seen in a while.I'm sure she'll love the little creature,I used SU dp and a prima with a
button in the middle,embossed the sentiment in
black and cut it out.
I can't believe tomorrow is friday already!!
I've been organizing my stamp room,boy oh boy it was a mess! Today I'm labelling and hope to get some time to play tomorrow!!
Have a great day everyone!!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Just for you!!

I made a just for you card,using an old set from SU. This is I think you call it a buckle or window card,I'm not sure what it's called. I had rec'd one in the past and loved that type of
card so tried to make one. Turned out ok.
Can you believe it's wednesday already tomorrow!!!
Have a great hump day all!!!! Hugs,Diane!!!

Monday, March 24, 2008

I had a great day!!

Here is a cupcake card I made last night. Thank goodness I stamped yesterday cause today I spent the day with my 10 yr old niece. When you've never had children...boy oh boy,I was exhausted when she left after dinner!
We played cards,made a puzzle,went to the post office,stopped at Tim's for coffee and hot chocolate! And she was always asking what are we going to do now??? I wish I had 10% of her energy!!! But it was a great day!
It's sad in a way,her parents are not getting along too good right now and you can tell she just doesn't want to be there,poor kid!! But I told her,if at anytime she wants to talk or do something with us,to call and we would go pick her up. She's an only child and needs alot of attention right now,so that's what aunts and uncles are for!!!

She was happy of her day,that's what counts!!! Hugs,Diane

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Thinking of you card!

This was a pretty simple 10 min card,cause I can't make a card in 5 min like some of you pros,lol. I got these die cuts at our local scrap store,stamped a flower in the middle and if you enlarge the pic you'll see the glitter embossing Thinking of You sentiment at the bottom.
Hope you all had a Hoppy Easter!!
Til tomorrow peeps!!!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

A b'day card for a Sharon's sketch!

I had to make a b'day card for a dear friend of mine,so why not make it as a sketch card as well.

It was really easy to incorporate the sketch,all it asked for was to have some rounded corners,I think I got that in there,lol.

So go and check out the challenge on Sharon's blog No Time To Stamp...go ,go check it out!!

May you all have a Blessed Easter Tomorrow!!


Friday, March 21, 2008

Feeling a bit better

Well after being in bed for 2 days,I got up today and uploaded this card I made for a Sympathy swap. We we're to make 3 and rec 3. I have such a hard time making those cards so I thought this is a wonderful way of getting som on hand.
I still have a wicked cold which won't go away,so I'm drinking lots of liquid and having chicken noodle soup and hoping it will go away!
So I'm going back to bed...
May you have a Happy Easter!!!! Hugs,Diane

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I'm still here!!!

Sorry for not posting,but here's the story...hope you have a cup of coffee cuz it might be long.
The internet went down saturday afternoon until tuesday afternoon,there was major problems that needed repairs for a few blocs where I live. And then on saturday I started being feveresh,soar throat,headaches...Hubby told me to get ready to go to emerge or else he was calling an ambulance. I was upset with him because I knew it was just a mild cold starting.
But I know he cares about me,here's what happening,for those of you who don't know I am waiting for a liver transplant. Yes I am on the waiting list but we know how long that can be. So the reason I had to go to emerge is to make sure there's nothing major coming on cause if so,they would take me off the list. And I don't want that,I've been waiting since June 4,07 and it can take another yr or yr and a half. So to make a long story short,it's been a long crazy weekend. Right now it is 2:13 am, I can't sleep,I had a bad headache,so I took 3 ibuprofens and might as well check all the emails i missed since the weekend.
The dr at the emerge said all my bloodwork was alright and that it is probably just a virus infection but if it persists to go back to emerge. don't they always say that!
Oh well, that's why i was missing,but now I'm back and I'll have to post later cuz I have no pics uploaded so i'll have to do that today if I have time. This will be another busy day. And with my liver not working well,I don't have much energy so I do what I can when I can!
So please keep me in your prayers,the sooner I get this the better!

Hugs to all,Diane

Saturday, March 15, 2008

With leftovers...and a Piercing challenge!

I made this card from leftovers of yesterday's card. I love that sentiment,I found that stamp at a dollar store for $2.00 Those little flowers are also from the dollar store,they are metal,I found them cute. Well this is the card of the day!

The priceless stamp set I used for the piercing challenge over at No Time To Stamp,Sharon and Julie from Out To Impress have been having these great challenges lately,go and check them out,they're lots of fun!!!

Did anyone see the Horton movie with Jim Carey? It's so cute,we went with our niece yesterday,we all enjoyed it!! Like he says "A Person is a Person,no matter how small"

Have a great Saturday my friends,Hugs,Diane

Friday, March 14, 2008

A Birthday card

Here's a b'day I made to have on hand. I think it
turned out pretty nice. This afternoon we are picking up our 10 year old niece for dinner and then we're going to see Horton ,that should be fun!
Hope you all have a terrific weekend!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Anna is having a challenge...

Hello everyone,hope you all having a wonderful day!
Here is card for Anna's challenge at Sassy & Sweet Notes!
Her card is so cute,go check it out and join in the challenge!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Missing Title,Please help!!!

Hellor everyone! I rec'd this image last week but don't have a sentiment for it. Can anyone suggest anything else I can add to this cuz i think it needs something.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


I had to color him my favorite color cuz I love him so much!
He's from Just so Hippy set from Gina K, and I did a trifold card. Great card for someone who did good isn't it!!!!
Hugs to you and have a wonderful wed tomorrow!!

Monday, March 10, 2008

A layout page

Here's a lo page of my DH and his snow machine.
He just loves it and tries to go on it everyday!!
As much as I want the snow gone,he's holding on to it! Have a wonderful Monday everyone!!!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Flower card contest!

Head on over to Bela's Creating Place,she's hitting 5000 hits soon if she isn't already there by now!! And like me...she's fed up of all the snow!! So she's having some candy and wants to see some flowers on a card,stamped,primas whatever you come up with. So go and check it out!!!
She's got a good prize.....!!!!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Garden whimsy card

Here is another card whith one of my new sets,Garden whimsy.Guess I was feeling kinda blue when I made it,lol. It turned out pretty good if I say so myself.

Have a wonderful Sunday!!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Fun Flap challenge!

Here is a card I made this afternoon after reading Julie's blog at Out to Impress,she and Sharon have a challenge going on to make a flat card with a flap that opens on top...just head on over to her blog to see the details. She explains it MUCH better than I can,lol!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

I got to play...

Well I got to play with some of my new rubbah,check it out!!!!
I've been wanting the Illuminations set for a long time and finally bought it! I like the way the heat embossing turned out! And the Merci set is just adorable,will be able to use it for so many
diff cards. So here are 2 of my cards I made yesterday and today...again I will play,hurray!!!!!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Another Lily card!

Hello everyone! Well yesterday I spent most of the afternoon and part of the evening putting my
new rubber together! So I didn't get stamping much,but I did start a card with one of my new sets which I will finish today and post friday or saturday. So this card is one to put in my box of when I need a card!! You know when you forgot someone and NEED a card ASAP,well I'm working on that.
And this afternoon I'm going to my 2nd card class,can't wait to see what we're going to be making!
So have a wonderful day!! Hugs, Diane

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

My new stamps!!!!

I have been going crazy ordering stamps right,left and center...nothing wrong with that,right!!!

Now to assemble them all is not as much fun but hey,it's a small price to pay to play!!! So tonight

I'll be getting my SU stamps all together and this weekend I'll get to play,yay!!!!

Hope you're having a great wednesday!!! Hugs,Diane

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Meet my new friends,Lily and Tweet!!!

Hi all,today is better,I slept for 12 hrs yesterday...yay!!! (CAN YOU BELIEVE IT LORIE!)

So I made this card for my Secret Pal at my weight loss club for tonight. The stamp is from Pink Cat Studio,isn't she sweet!!! Not much to the card but I like it that way and hope she will too!!!

Have a wonderful Tuesday,I'm off to do some house cleaning,yuckkkk!!!


Monday, March 3, 2008

I've been tagged!

What were you doing ten years ago?Oh my, in March of 1998, I had been separated for 2 yrs and enjoying life!
What were you doing 1 year ago?A year ago I was getting into cards,due to illness I had been off work and needed something as a hobby,so I got saved with this wonderful hobby.
Name your five favorite snacks.1. Any kind of chips which I don't have too often.2. Chocolate covered almonds3. Sugar pie.4. Fruit salad.5. Popcorn.
Name five things you would if you were a millionaire.1. Build our dream house 2. Take care of my health with the best drs available.3. Help out alot of needy people4. Buy my DH an old truck he wants,I think it's a 52 Ford pick up and get it done the way he wants it.5. Go on a trip every Feb. for 3 weeks .
Name five things you like doing.1. Spending time with my family & friends.2. Stamping & scrapbooking.3. Shoppin4. Getting ideas on SCS.5.Walking.
Name five things you would never wear again.1. Tight jeans. 2. Skinny high heals.3. Fake gold jewelry.4. Form fitted tops and dresses,don't have the shape for that.5. Lots of makeup.Name your five favorite toys1. My yellow convirtable mustang,I love it and can't wait to take it out in 2 months.2. Computer and camera3. Camper trailer4. My stamps.5. Anything related to create in my stamp room,cricket,cuttlebug...
Now, it's my turn to tag five more people. I tag Shannon,Lorie,Julie,Alex and Courtney!! I read their blogs every day and they're all fabulous. {I enjoy reading the "real life" posts just as much as the stamping ones!}. Hope you girls get a chance to tell us a little more about you!! You just need to answer these few questions and then tag 5 more bloggers. Have fun!
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Sorry for not posting!

Hello everyone and sorry for not posting. Have not feeling up to par lately so i've been taking it easy.I will be back tomorrow I hope with a card to post in I get enough energy!!
Have a great day!! Hugs,Diane

Here's a beautiful sunset from Jamaica!!!

Wish I was there!!!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Went to a card class on thursday.

Hello everyone,hope you are all enjoying the weekend,here it's still cold!!

So on thurs afternoon,Shannon and I went to a card class which was to make a spinner,I don't like how it turned out so I'm not showing it to you.But the owner has a class every 2nd week and
gives us a homework,lol...which is a stamped image for us to do what we want with.

Well I LOVE this image so much,I said I have to do my best to color it!!!! I really like how it turned out,what do you think??? I need your input on this,should I of put brads or something on the green cardstock??? I feel there is missing something there.
Let me know what you think all you experts out there!!!

Look at the beautiful Bella I rec'd as a RAK from Lorie-Live Laugh-Love-Create, She also sent a great G stamp a b'day one I didn't have!! You are such an angel Lorie!! Mouaaahhhh!!!!
You can win some CANDY at so go check it out!!!
You won't regret it,tell her I sent you!

Make a good deed for someone!!

Kelly at Diaries of a stamper is asking for some cards for her daughter's best friend. She had a major surgery and Kelly thought it would bring her spirits up to receive a whole bunch of cards!

So please go and check it out and support this,poor girl she is only 12 years old. Go go and read the story,I'm sure you'll send your card!!!
Here is the one I'll be sending in.

Have a great day!!! Diane