Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A card for a swap

Here is a card for a local swap I'm in. We had to make 3 spring cards with med grey,light blue & ivory colors. I had this Angel Heart Seeds stamp from High Hopes.Please tell me it's ok for a spring card...cuz if not I'll have to think of something else. I heat embossed the Delight in life sentiment and flowers from SU in soft blue,used a corner punch which I love and added a heart brad to finish off the corner!
Thanks for dropping by !!!! Hugs,Diane

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Michelle has some awesome candy!!

Hey friends,if you want the chance to win a beautiful stamp set,check Michelle's blog at She has an awesome blog! Go check it out,you
won't regret it!!

Happy Day!

Hello everyone! Today is a good day for me,I had
lots of sleep last night,yay!!! I helped my DH cleaning in the building we take care of,I went to visit my old co-workers. I went to our local scrap store,being the honest person that I am,she had charged me .16 cents instead of $16.00 for a stamp,so I went to pay her the diff. She was so happy! And then I stopped at our Tim's Coffee Shop to buy a $50.00 card . I am getting ready for when I get my transplant,I'm saving my loose change and everytime I accumulate $50. I'll buy some type of restaurant card for my husband to use. After the transplant I will be 12 hours away from home and will be there 4 to 6 weeks after the surgery. This won't be happening til next year,but hey,gotta get ready cuz it can happen sooner than later.
Ayways enough boring you with this. I like this card with all the bright colors. The stamp is from Stampendous,I colored with my SU markers,added stickles on the cupcakes,few brads and put the sentiment on oval punch. TADA!!!
Hope your day is as Happy as mine is!!! Hugs,Diane

Monday, April 28, 2008

I love layers!!!

Here are 2 cards I got to make today,it was cold outside so I didn't feel like going for a walk.So while doing laundry,I made these 2 layered cards.
Hope you like 'em,cuz I do!!! Have a wonderful day my friends!!!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

2 challenge cards

Here are 2 cards for some challenges.
I'm just ape for you is for Nicola's challenge at My Paper World and the changit monkey with Hang in there is for a sketch challenge at My Little Card Blog. It was fun,gives me something to do and experiment,I need that! Hope you all enjoy them!
Have a great monday,as if the weekend is already over with!! Hugs,Diane

Saturday, April 26, 2008

A masculine challenge at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!

Masculine cards are so hard for me to make,cuz I don't have any man stuff,lol.
So Korin at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is having a challenge to make a "Man" card.
So my man loves chocolate cake or any choc for that matter,so I used a Happy B'day sentiment,added some brads and that's all I could come up with. I'm going to have to come up with better cards than that! I'll work on it,lol.
Have a wonderful Sunday!! Hugs,Diane

Friday, April 25, 2008

Lucky Duck!

This is a Lucky Duck from the Pond Pals from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. I tried to water color the pond,but as you see,I need a LOT of practice!!

I added some stickles to the dragon fly and now that I look at the picture,I should of done the cat tails with fun flock,oh well, maybe next time.

You should go and check this site,she's got nice stamp sets and getting the line of Rachelle Ann Miller Stamps.
Here's the link if you want to check her out, tell her I sent you,have a super weekend!! Diane

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Happy mail and a card for Kimmie's...

I rec'd some happy mail today! Kathleen at My Happy Place sent me a beautiful package,I had entered her blog candy (which I wasn't suppose to cuz it wasn't including Canadians) I never read the fine print. So when she emailed me to get my addie,I was not eligible for it. I told her I was sorry for not reading properly. But she sent me something anyways,isn't she a SWEETIE!!!! Look at it all,Thanks again Kathleen!!
And the card is for a contest to win a Croc stamp and sentiment at Kraftin Kimmie's blog, go check it out! Her blog is fantastic if you don't visit it daily,you should!!!
My walk was great! I took my baby for a drive today,woohoo! I'll have to take a pic of it to show you guys!! Have a great evening and I'll catch you on the next post!!!

Having a cup of coffee

I was thinking of one of my girlfriends when making this card. I haven't seen her in awhile,so I'm going to send her this card for a coffee date.I embossed the black with the flower CB and then embossed the cup of coffee on the pink and added a $1.00 sentiment Thoughts of You!
Plain and simple!
I'm off for a walk,it's beautiful and sunny out there! So might as well take advantage of it!!
Have a super duper day!!! Hugs,Diane

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Look at the beautiful stamp you can win!!!

Isn't she a darling!!! You can win this rubber if you head on over to Katharina's blog...go check it out at

Tell her I sent you,lol!!!


Get well my little Dragonfly!

I used 2 stamps from High Hopes,the dragonfly and the bee bg,colored with my SU markers,2 buttons and the get well wish from the Hippy set.
I think this would bring a smile to someone not feeling well,what do you think?
I brought my baby to get the windshield changed today,so I'll get it back tomorrow,$575.00 later!!
Arghhhhh I wish the people who did this would get caught!!!
Have a happy tues and wed by the time you read this. I had a hard time with posting today.
Hugs to all of you!!!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Get Well Card

Here's a get well card I made last weekend. I used Gina K's Just so Hippy set.Love that giraffe cuz you can use it for so many occasions and the little get well sentiment. I colored him green,I thought, get well,go green,lol.The dp is from SU and I added a lilac ribbon to match the hearts on the giraffe...Voila!!

Have a happy monday!! Hugs,Diane

Sunday, April 20, 2008

3x3 cards

Here are 3 mini cards I made at our scrapping retreat weekend. We had a guest designer from High Hopes,Chrissy Armstrong,wow she's awesome!!!! Let's just say I will need ALOT of practice to water color like her,even to come half as close.
But I did make a total of 9 cards,so I'm happy with that. I got to spend lots of time with my niece and we had fun! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!


Saturday, April 19, 2008

Sad news

Hello ladies,I had my scrap retreat this weekend which was great. But while there I called my DH to see if he wanted to go for dinner on friday night,I felt guilty cuz
I was away all weekend. Well anyways,he had BAD NEWS for me...we bought a brand new mustang convertible in 2006,it's yellow with black top and black and chrome interior!
It's my baby! We had it in storage for the winter and was going to pick it up at the end of April. Well the guy from where you had it stored called my husband and told him that someone had gotten into the storage area,which he has alot of vehicles and boats stored there,and that there was 7 or 8 sports car's windshield busted.
Of course,mine was one of them. Now when you bring it there you sign a paper that they're not responsible for any damage.We had heard it was a great storage from other people.The owner says it had never happened in the 27 yrs he's been doing this.
OK,it's only a windshield you might say,but it's my baby!!! I was so hurt and frustrated,they probably will never catch who did this. So now if we put it under our insurance it will go up in prices like crazy,so we're better off just to pay the glass and get it installed!!
I hope whoever did this,gets punished one way or another!!

Have a great sunday,Diane

Friday, April 18, 2008

Happiness is sleeping!!!

Hey everyone!! For those of you who know about my sleeping problems...guess what?
I slept 7 hours straight last night!!!!HOORAY!!! I felt like a brand new woman this am. I can't remember the last time I slept that good. So this card is how I feel!!!
I used 3D stickers and the Merci stamp with the sentiment from Small Words both from SU. Easy and fast!
Tomorrow,My niece and I are going to a stamping class at our local store,we'll be learning some coloring techniques from a designer from HIGH HOPES STAMPS. I can't wait,I might be able to actually color nice like some of you!!!
So have a wonderful weekend!!! I know I will cuz,I'm going to sleep well again tonight and on saturday I'm scrappin all day,what more can a girl ask for right!!!!


Thursday, April 17, 2008

Changito the flower and some new pills

First off here's a Changito the flower stamp from Stampendous,isn't he cute!!!
I find him cheerful!
So I went to the dr's to see if she could help me with my insomnia,she gave me some new sleeping pill.I was so drained yesterday from not sleeping in so long that I took the pill at 6:30 pm and went to bed. I fell asleep pretty much right away but woke up so many times.Now it's 5:00 am and i'm still not sleeping,lol. Maybe tonight!
One of the side effects is headaches and boy is that right.
Anyhow,one day at a time,hopefully it'll get better.

Have a twisted thursday! Hugs,Diane

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Check this out ,You might win some candy!!!

Hey everyone! Want to win some great candy...go and visitWendy's blog,she wants to meet new friends and I have a few great ones,so go on by and say hi to her!!!


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

It's a candy card!

No it's not blog candy,lol,just a candy card!Thought I could use this for a child for just about anything,B'day,Way to go,Sweetie...I'm sure I'll use it some day!

Today we go pick up our camper and will have to bring it home cause the camp site still has too much snow. We're hoping maybe by next week we'll be able to go and park it. So I'll take pics and show you tomorrow! It's gorgeous...camping the rough way is not for me,so you'll see what I mean.

Have a terrific tuesday! Hugs,diane

Monday, April 14, 2008

Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Mine was pretty quiet,tried sleeping when I could and other than that,I went for a short walk with my DH and we went for a drive to our camp site...doesn't look like we'll be parking our camper anytime soon.
Boy oh boy we got lots of snow this year!!! Oh well,we have no choice but to wait!

Here's another card with the Cute as a bug set,I love 'em,but only one thing,I don't have any sentiments to go with them,so I made my own. Enjoy your day!!!


Friday, April 11, 2008

Thankzzzzz card!

I'm trying to catch up in making cards in advance,you know for when you need a card asap. Well i'm not fast enough cuz I never have enough choice on hand. Well this afternoon I made this little bug card from SU Cute as a bug set,I added some glitter on the little guy,hope you can see it in the pic. It's pretty simple but I kinda like it and hope you do too!
Hopefully I'll be able to stamp over the weekend!

Hugs and wishing you all a great weekend! Gee it's already friday!!!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Do you want to play a game???

You must go to Bela's Creating Place to play but read on...

Here is all you have to do...

1. Record the letter that I give out everyday.
2. The last letter will be titled, "Last Letter Post."
3. If no one has guessed, then I will give one clue the next day.
4. All correct answers will be put into a random draw....

Aha.....but there is something else.

I would love to meet new bloggers and keep in touch with my blogging friends too. So what you need to do is: Post on your blog that I am hosting the, "Bela's Boggled Word" contest.

Please leave me the post in the comments section so that your entry will be valid with your letter guess and your post.

TODAY'S LETTER IS......."E" ( I am posting them all in caps)
Once you have collected all the letters, I will reveal the subject. You can then unscramble the letters and figure out what the word is. Not hard at all, easy peasy..

~~~~~~Come on give it a try. ~~~~~~~

I hope you have great fun with this one. I have a real fun treat to give out.

Good Luck to ALL!!! ~~~~~BELA

So go and check it out on her blog and tell her I sent you!! Bela's Creating Place

Sorry for not posting!

I've been really not sleeping lately,I have a dr's. appt. next week so hopefully she will be able to help me out with that. That is why i've been quiet,every second I felt I was going to fall asleep I'd go to bed but just couldn't sleep.

Anwhow,enough of that,here is a card I made last week and didn't get around to post yet. He's from an old SU set,I first picked the ribbon,loved the colors then picked the stamp and the colors. I think it turned out pretty good.

Have a terrific thursday! I know I will cause I SLEPT LAST NIGHT!!!!!


Tuesday, April 8, 2008

You Make My Day Award!!!

I received this "You Make My Day" award from one of my new blog friends Denise from Stamping with Denise. She's a super nice individual and has an awesome blog,you should check it out!

In order to display this "You Make My Day Award" proudly on your blog, you must present it to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration. Let them know through email or by posting a comment on their blog so they can pass it on too. Beware, you may get the award several times yourself, and if you do, consider yourself really, really loved.

It's so hard to pick just 10 bloggers that inspire me, there are so many many talented stampers out there. There are a few friends that always make my day, just by knowing them! Your talent brings me to your blogs everyday and I enjoy looking at your creativity hoping that one day I'll be talented as you!

So here are 10 of you but it actually goes to everyone!! Lorie, Courtney, Alex, Julie, April, Diane, Allison, Shannon, Rubbermaid, Nicola.
And lastly, but certainly not least, to anyone else that visits my blog and takes the time to comment, YOU make my day too!


Can't wait to see these in real!

Well it rained here last night so it will help get rid of the tons of snow we have.
Making this card gave me hope that soon I will see these beautiful critters! I love to watch them ,they are so elegant. I didn't add a sentiment cuz I could use for so many diff occasion so I will wait on that.

Have a terrific tuesday!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Beautiful Asian Image

Did you win my PIF candy? Check the post below!!!

Here is an image a friend of mine gave me at that card class last week. We heat embossed the tree and the image itself. I didn't know what to do with it,it was the 1st time I ever had such image. So I only did it very plain.
I'm off to get my haircut today,tried to get it to grow but don't have the patience,you know when it gets to a certain length that you just want to rip it off.
Well I thought,I better get it cut instead.

So you all have a wonderful monday cause next thing you know,friday will be here again!!!!
Hugs, Diane

Here are the 3 PIF winners!!!

Well ladies,my DH pulled the names out of bag cuz I had no hat,so here are the winners!!!!
1.Crafty Connie,she said Wow,what a great spread you have laid out. I would love to pay it forward if I am so lucky.
2.Belas Creating Place,she said Oh my this is fun.I have stuff to share too. Have a creative day.
3.Linda,she said Sound like fun to me too. Count me in.

So if you could email me your addie at I will get these out to you asap!!! Congratulations to all winners and it was fun playing with all of you.
Thanks again for all who partcipated!!!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Sunday already!!!

No mojo today!!I wanted to do something with stickles,didn't know what stamp to use so I took an old one,glued it on a dp then put pop up dots,added the glitter and a ribbon and i'm not too satisfied with it!
Maybe tomorrow will be a better day,haven't been sleeping well lately,so my brain isn't functioning very well!

I will pick 3 names for the PIF candy later on tonight and post the winners tomorrow!

Have a wonderful day,gee,is it me or are the weeks just flying by!!!!


Hoping for a baby girl!

I'll be drawing 3 names for my PIF sunday night,so still have a chance to enter!!
Just go down a few posts!!!

Two on my nephews' wives are having babies late this summer so I'm making baby cards and hoping for a girl. Most of my great kids are boys,not too many girls.

Today is a gorgeous day,so we're going to take a ride to where our camper is parked.
To see how much snow there is out there,cuz we just can't wait to go camping!!

Happy Saturday to all,Hugs,Diane

Friday, April 4, 2008

A pocket card


I made a pocket card of some kind,the tag is a from a set I rec'd in a PIF I won,it's from K&Company.It's gorgeous,so I thought I'd put it in the pocket and use it as a little message tag which I could write on to send a Happy Hello to someone!

You'll notice in the pics the ray of sun coming in...I LOVE IT!!!!!!

Hope your friday is a good one and have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Fun Flock


Well today I went to our local scrap store for a card class and we learned how to used Fun Flock. So on this card the Hedgehodge's belly is fun flocked in white,it's hard to see in the picture but it's really cute,it makes his belly all velvety!!!
All you have to do is put glue where you want the fun flock then rub the powder on to the glue and voila. It's super easy and looks awesome,I'm going to love this techniqe for Xmas cards.

Have a great rest of the day everyone,Hugs,Diane

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

I won a PIF,so now you want to win?

I won a beautiful PIF package from Cheryll at God and I on the railway tracks so now it's my turn to select 3 winners. So here is one of 3 of the same packages I will be drawing. So if you would like to win and continue this Pif going,let me know in your post and I will put you in the draw!
So I will pull 3 names (if I get 3 names,lol) out of a hat on April 6th so please come and check back. And let your friends know,cuz I'm afraid I won't even get 3 names,lol. So please Help me out!!!


Baby Card

Here is a baby card I made,I think it's my first one...I better get crackin' cuz I know a couple of people having babies,so that means baby showers than a card for when they're born.
So I used my fav color for the card and colored it with SU markers.I heat embossed the sentiment,it's hard to see but it says Happy New Baby from SU, the stamp is from Gina k,added a couple of ribbons and some fabric buttons from the dollar store...voila!
I think it's cute,what do you think??
Happy April's Fool Day!!

Another Award!!!

So Allison from Stampin when i can awarded me with this Cheer Up Award!!! Do I sound that depressed Allison,lol. But everyone cheers me up one way or another so if I didn't sent you this award don't feel offended now,lol!!!! I believe I'm to pick 15 names,so here goes...
1. Shannon Tyrymom 2. Alex California Stampin 3. Lorie Live Love Laugh 4. Courtney Created by Courtney 5.Julie Out to Impress 6.Lauren My time My creations...
7. Diane Stampin with Diane 8. Kristine Cafe Ink 9. Christine Weski3 10. Shannon (Stamp til you Cramp) 11. Maria Stamping with Maria
12. April Artistic Paperie 13. Michelle Creative Treasures 14. Kelly Diaries of a Stamper 15. Nicola Paper World

Thanks for all the great comments and have a cheerful day eh!!!