Monday, January 31, 2011

A butterfly set

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful monday! Mine was great,I started an exercise workout which is pretty easy but yet is enough for me at this time. It's actually a walking video which has stretching exercises with a band. Right now I'll do the 1/2 hr workout and when I feel up to it,will do the hour one. I owe it to myself and my donor to stay fit,it's been 6 months now,so no more excuses for not exercising.


Now on to my little gift box and card...I rec'd Blossoms & Butterflies dp pack from CHRIS when I came back from my tx with so much more toys!!!!! Thanks again Sweetie! You should go visit her blog,she's so talented!!!
So I used SU-Flight of butterfly for a bg on the cs and then just matted the beautiful dp on the pink,added a ribbon with a heart pin. And as for the box,a pack of gum fits right in there if you slant it,so it'll be a perfect little gift set for a Tops Pal. The box is from my Big Shot Die which I adore like Chris told me I would!

So now I'm off for my bloodwork,then when I come back,I'll do my walking workout and then breakfast,a little bit of housework and then play some more.!

Have a great tuesday my friends!

6 Month Anniversary!

Hi friends,today is a Very Special Day for me! Today is my 6 month anniversary post transplant!!! I can't believe it! My DH and I relived the whole journey since the 29th,which was when I got the call and then flown to the hospital which is a 10 hr drive (in a car) and then waited til the 30th at 7:30 pm to get into the OR to get everything started. So as of this morning the 31 st at 5:30 am,I have had my new liver!!!!
I AM SO GREATFUL TO THE DONOR AND HIS OR HER FAMILY for giving me the GIFT OF LIFE! I am sobbing as I type this,one cannot imagine what it is until you go through this. I thought after I get my new liver our lives will be so wonderful!!!! In many ways it is but in other ways,it is still hard.
Anyways,I don't want to bore you with this,but my card today,the sentiment is with my donor in my mind and the Smile sentiment is for me...I can't smile enough for having this gift!!!

How do you like my card? I like how it turned out! Hope you are all having a super duper day!

Sunday, January 30, 2011


Happy Sunday! Oh I slept sooo good last night,I feel great this morning! Don't know what I'll be doing today but it's defenitely not house work! There's a beautiful sunshine coming in so I might just go out there and meet Mr. Sun!

Like I said yesterday,I was going to play,well this is one of the cards I made. It was pretty easy though cause the image is precolored,one which was in the whole bunch of digis when you helped Katie HERE if it interests you to check it out.
You get tons of beautiful images and at the same time helping a fabulous blogger in need!

I used the square nestie and MS iron gate punch edge and border at the top right and some SU punches for the xoxo and then added some retro flowers with half pearls.
Easy and cute!!!

I made a couple of more which I will post this week. I love it when I can spend more than an hour in my stamp room! But I noticed the longer I play,the bigger the mess!!! Guess I should clean up a bit today,lol!

Have a great day my friends!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Happy Saturday!

Good day my friends! Hope you are all enjoying your saturday! I couldn't sleep so I thought I'd come and post early since I got to play yesterday.
I made a couple of cards and this is one of them.

I don't know what the image is,it was a gift from Bonnie a while back. Thanks again sweetie,I love it even though I haven't used often,she is so cute!
So I got this sheet of dp yest at Michaels for .29cents and wanted to use it right away so away I went and ended up with this card.
I paper pieced her little sweater and hair bow,used a couple of nesties,hard to see but the black cs is embossed with a SU folder and added some retro flower punches with glossy dots I made for the center of the flower and added some SU corner punches.No sentiment yet,will add it when I use it.

Hope you enjoy your day! I will have to go back to bed cause it's wayyyyy to early for me right now,I won't last the day,hehe!

Friday, January 28, 2011

You and Moi,Ooh la la!!!

Here's the other project we made at Big Shot Class on wednesday. A little envie filled with 2 hearts and some velevt paper,it's so cute,oh and we used a wheel,not sure what cartridge though.
Anyways,it's a sweet card and I love the sentiment...You and moi,ooh la la!

I can't believe it's friday again!!!! Just came back from my date with my girlfriend,it was fun. Now I think I will make a card...Have a super weekend!!!!


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Big Shot Class

Sorry for the bad pic,but it is very gloomy in here today.

So here is what we got to make at Big Shot Class last night,isn't it purtyyyyyy!!!

We also made a card which I can post tomorrow.
Had a wonderful time Paulette,Thanks again!

Have a super rest of the day!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Yoohoo!!! I'm still here!!!!

Had to make a card to post so you don't think I fell off the face of the earth,is that how the saying goes?
I haven't posted in awhile,bad me! Still working on the Tops layout when I can,and other things,so I just didn't create any cards.

Well I was visiting Jeanette's blog @ Happy Thoughts & Inkspots,she does beautiful work! And she had a tutorial on a Double fold pocket card which is her fav type of card. Well my hat goes off to you Jeanette because I found this one quite the challenge but your tutorial was excellent so I managed to make this card ! I only made one tag and put a Sentiment in the back of it,used nestie label ten and the stamp is from Michaels. It's a card I could use for any occasion really.
I like the fold too Jeanette but it's not a fast card for me,lol.

Well,I'm off to clean my messy table,then dinner,then off to play at Paulette (SU demo) for a couple hrs. Wonder what we're going to make with the Big Shot tonight????

Later peeps,Hugs,Diane

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Simple Sympathy Card

Hi y'all! Gee whiz it's cold!!!! BRRRR!!!!!
Perfect weather to stay in and work on some Tops layouts which is what I have been doing in between everything else.

For my card today,it's a very easy one,just dp and a sentiment which I adore,just had to get it when I saw at Michael's. Will be perfect for a sympathy card.

Hope you enjoy your day!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Nesties and layers

Happy hump day everyone!

Hope you are enjoying your day so far,I am off to meet my sis-in-law for a coffee date at Tim's. We haven't done that in over a year I think. So should be fun.

I really like my card today,not often I say that,lol!
I love seeing lots of layers and hadn't made one in a long time,so here it is.
Too bad you can't really see it,but the wh cs is embossed with beautiful leaves (bought) and then I used some nesties and a dollie and added the sentiment over the dollie. Used some of left overs for some punched flowers and added a ribbon.
It's all SU product except for the MS dollie and the ribbon from Michael's.

Have a super day!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Happy tuesday!

Hello dear friends! Hope your monday was a good one!
Mine was ok,worked on some scrapbooking pages for the Tops group. They asked me if I would redo some old albums which they had,don't mean to sound mean but what a mess.
Whoever had done them had used pattern scissors and cut the pics so small,all kinds of shapes and I'm trying to do my best. With embellies and colors,it looks better. But now as long as I can,I will do them as the occasions occur.
Some of these pics are as back as 1985! Oh well,it'll be a long process but I'll getter done!

On to my card for today,so specific reason,just an image I felt like playing with. Didn't add any sentiment either.Used some nesties and punches and that's about it. Now that I look at it,
I should of added some pearls or bling where the 3 loops are on the nestie,maybe I will.

Have a wonderful tuesday!!!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

What???? A Christmas card????

I bought some card kits for the first time from
Craftwork Cards. They had a special on some kits
so I thought I'd try that for when I need some easy cards. This is a xmas kit and I also bought 3 other smaller kits which are Goody Bags. Pretty interesting,I'll have to make more!
So below is the first card I made with sample in the kit...the pic doesnt show the sentiment,but it does say Happy Christmas in silver,which are ovals in the kit,and I added some more flowers and MS branch punch in burgundy and a MS border punch. Of course I had to use punches,lol!!!

This is what I made from the kit,they had a template to make the bigger flower,but I had to make petal after petal. Sure isn't a mass productive card but I like how it turned out.

I didn't send any xmas cards this year as I hadn't enough and didn't have the capacity to make some. So every now and then I'll make some from this kit and get ahead of the game for 2011.
Have a wonderful monday,I hope to do the same!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Friendship=Happy Heart

I got to play yet again today,this is wonderful lately. My DH is making dinner and so I get to stay in my scraproom
trying to get some mojo back.

For my card I used SU's Friendship Blooms set in elegant plant colors and I also used the Sketch from Stamping 411,which you could play HERE.

I must start using some of my old sets,I buy and buy and some of them have never been inked! That's terrible,but I'm sure I'm not the only one huh!!!!

The weather is really cold,-28,so I'm def staying in and playing while hubby is watching his car shows,that way we're both happy,lol!

Until next time,have fun creating!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Scraps away

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend,Sunday is already here. Weekends sure do go by quick don't they!
We went to a hockey game of our 8 yr old Godson,they are so precious!He didn't make a goal,but he played exceptionally well! And they won!

Today's card is another easy peasy for my stash. I wanted to play but just no mojo,so I went the easy route. I tried coloring some images,they looked awful,I tried diff sets,that didn't work either,so then I put everything away.
Maybe I need to take a brake,the last couple of days have been blah days,need to get some positive thinking going on!

Hopefull it'll be a better day today! If not,there's always tomorrow! Have a great one my friends!

SU cards from class

Oh I see it'll be a lazy day for me again!

No energy,so gotta take it slow.One day my energy will come back fully,I hope! Until then,I must appreciate what I have,who I have around me and Keep Thanking My Donor Daily!!Thanks!!

Now on to my cardsss. These are the cards we made the other night at SU class.I really like the bit of ribbon on the brown card,great way to use your pieces of ribbon. The bottom bl & wh is (oh shoot I forget the techniche) reverse something.
And the bl & red is simple but yet elegant I find.

It was fun and I got the new mini and now I want more stuff. This hobby is soooooo addictive!!!
But I love it!

Happy Saturday!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Just don't know about this one!

It's friday again? My oh my,there's just not enough time in a day is there?

Well today's card is not one of my favorite. I just didn't know where I was going with this card. I sponged some grey ink on the medallion and the corner punches as well as the sentiment. The rest is pretty explanatory.
I never have any sympathy cards on hand,so I thought this would work for the occasion when needed.

Last night I worked on some little cards (free weigh ins) for TOPS which they give out for B'days and monthly awards. So that took up all of my evening,i made them like a business card adding some titles using all scraps.

Anyways,hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Hugs & Kisses and Valentine Wishes!

Good evening friends,I just realized that it's 7pm and I haven't posted today. This is one I made the other day,kinda interesting,I used a MS heart punch and put a ribbon through,the one in the middle is a nestie. The paper has glitter on it which you can't see very well from the pic and I used again a MS punch for the top of the dp,mounted it on just white cs again punched at the bottom and mounted it on pink cs.
I also used the little hearts from the bottom punch and glued them on the dp.

Hope you all had a wonderful day! Mine was strange,didn't get much done,guess I was too lazy,I did manage to make a soup and some diet pizza I call it,pita bread with pizza sauce and veggies and I through some left over ham. Not bad,not fattening,lol!

Hugs to all,Diane

Sweet Kisses!

The end of the week is upon us again!
Time flies by doesn't it! It will be a cold day here,no sunshine again. Well it makes it harder to take pics of my cards,and I'm not the best at that to start off with.'s the another quick card I made with some scraps!
Used one of my new nesties and some punches and voila!

Another V Card for my stash!

Have a great thursday!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I like different...

I made a very different card ...a pocket card. I really like how it turned out,it's not for any occasion,the sentiment says From me to'll go in my stash.

But as I was blogging,I found a Challenge which I could enter my card in,which is OOH LA LA CREATIONS,the Challenge is Bling it on. I think this qualifies,I've got the bling on the butterflies,on the pocket and on the message piece.
I'll have to use this kind of card more often to have a variety.

Hope you will have a good wednesday!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

So much going on today! BLOG HOP!

Ladybug Crafts Ink is having a New Release Blog Hop,oh my what sweets stamp they have!!!
And guess what,we have a chance to win the stamp set,so head on over there,you will be happy you did. HERE is the where to go...go on,it's easy and there's also a challenge you can join.

Yet another post for today,there's so much going on,and if I don't post right away,I'll forget. So might as well do it all in the same day!

Hope you'll check it out!

Fund raiser for a fellow blogger

Hello friends,some of you might of already heard of KATIE, Jak Heath is asking our help in purchasing a set that great companies have come together and you can help Katie and her family through a difficult time.
If you check Jak's blog HERE, you can read and see what it's all about. What that said,please head on over and purchase the amazing stamps for a low price. Every purchase will help the family enormously!
My thoughts and prayers are with your family Katie!!!


B'day wish for Bugaboo Challenge

Like I was saying the other day,I'm in need of B'day cards for my stash,so here's another one.

I get to enter this one in the Bugaboo Challenge which is Emboss It...I embossed the background with the Happy B'day CB folder and also did the same with the striped paper which you can hardly see.The cute image was a freebie image from Bugaboo Stamps,I used a nestabilitie and then mounted it on another dp nestie,added a SU ribbon and the tiny sentiment is also from SU.
Voila another B'day is born!

No sunshine today,I was getting used to it,we had it 3 days in a row. We feel so blah when the sun doesn't shine don't we! Oh well,I'll just have to make without it,cause it ain't coming out.

Enjoy your day!

Have a Beary Nice Valentine!

Happy tuesday y'all!!!

Here's another one of the cards I made on Sunday,my play day! It'll make a great Valentine for just anyone,very simple and easy. Short post,tired from my day,I'm pre-posting,hope it works,but I will be checking later during the day.

Have a good one!!!
I'M CRAVING SUGAR and can't have any,my sugar levels are too high and after a transplant we are more at I need to stay away from the sweets and fruits just don't cut it!

Have a super tuesday,hope to do the same!

Monday, January 10, 2011

I've got ATTITUDE~!

I rec'd this award from SANDRA,Thank You so much!

MY BLOG HAS ATTITUDE!! Well,I must list 3 things that make me different and pass this on to 5 fellow bloggers. Here goes...
1)I love punches,so I try to use them as much as I can. (I have over 125
of them,but don't tell my DH)
2)I rec'd the GIFT OF LIFE last July,so that makes me VERY DIFF.!!!
I now have an organ from a hero that saved my life!
3)My DH says I'm so diff when I speak,see I speak english and french and
slang,which is I start in french and throw in some english words,it gets complicated,lol! He still
loves me anyways!

Now I'm suppose to send this award out to you fellow bloggers,now everytime I try to link you up,I fail,so in my heart you all have a blog with attitude!!!! So please accept this award if you wish,take it and post about it!

Now if you want the rules and regulations and would like to see another Beautiful Blog With Attitude,visit SANDRA @ ROSE PETAL CREATIONS! She does Magnificant work and she is one sweet lady,so head on over for a visit,you'll be happy you did!
Thanks again Sandra,

B'day wishes

Another super sunny day,but cold.But as long as the sun is shining,it's a perfect day!!

I had such a productive morning,love it! I swept and vacuum really good,then washed all my floors. It might sound like lots,but it isn't,we have a small 2 bedroom apt.Also cleaned my bathroom,my monthly good cleanup I call it.
Ahhhh,it smells good! And feels great!

Now for my card,I'm in need of B'day cards,so this is one of them I made yesterday. The cupcakes is from EKSuccess punch,the papers are from last yrs KCCompany Valentine pack,I added the sentiment on one of the Fancy Tags Nesties on the bow. Oh I also added some pearls on the cupcake punch and did some doodling around the card.

Hope you are all having a great monday...I'm off to play,yay!!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011


Happy Sunday Everyone!
Hope it's as sunny in your neighbourhood as it is in ours! Hubby wanted to veg and watch TV,so I took advantage to play.

I made a card for my Favorite Man,it sure looks like a Valentine card,but it's a just because card...
I feel mushy and thought I'd leave this on his desk tonight and he will get it first thing on Monday morning. He has a yucky week ahead so I thought I'd brighten his monday.

It was a recycled card top which I rec'd in the hospital (the 4 hearts)matted on black and I heat embossed the row of gold hearts on the side,then punched the side with the MS heart lace punch. And matted all that on the red cs. I'm sure he will adore,he's my favorite fan,lol! Oh,and the red punched heart in the middle is to cover a booboo which I made,but you can't see that right,so neither will he.

So I now have a couple of cards to post with my busy afternoon. I enjoyed myself so much,the only thing missing was being in my PJ's. I got all showered and dressed thinking we we're going to do something cause that is usually our routine on sundays. But hey,I enjoyed my day so much! Hope you did the same!


Friday, January 7, 2011

Easy peasy Calendar

I made a calendar which I copied from France at Stamp & Scrap with Frenchie. If you haven't visited her blog,please do,she does beautiful work and has great tutorials! Thanks France!
She used a new stamp set from SU which I didn't have so I just used different stamps to make my own. I liked how it turned out and had fun making it!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, January 6, 2011


I am jumping with joy today!!!! Last night I rec'd an email from my niece Nat,saying that as of today my Driver's License was reinstated!!!

I have been fighting with the Ministry of Transport since I've been back from my transplant to get my license back. They we're saying they didn't rec enough infor on my health or they hadn't rec'd the documents...blah blah blah.

So my niece works for the Goverment and so she said she could help me,well she sure did,within 3 weeks all is fixed!!! THANKS NAT!!!!

To Thank her,I made this card,cause she looks as cool as this Bella and I will be giving her some Sucre a la Creme (fudge) and a gift card of her favorite store. I hope she likes the card!

So in the spring I'll be able to drive my mustang....CAN'T WAIT!!!!! COME ON SPRING!!!!

As for the card I'm able to enter it in the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge - Anything Goes
Thanks for letting me know Lisa.

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Anything Goes Challenge

Oh it's so nice to get back into a routine isn't it!

I did a bit of house cleaning and got to play,

This card isn't for anything special but will be nice to have on hand. The image is from Bugaboo Stamps,I printed fairly big cause it's just so cute.
I added the sentiment on the clay pot and also some bling to match her bow.
I'm entering it in the Bugaboo Challenge which is Anything Goes.

Hope you are all having a wonderful week so far.
Tonight I go and face the scale at Tops...oooohhh
I'm not anxious,but it's ok. It was delicious and now I just have to work at taking off the pounds put on.Enjoy the rest of the day!


Monday, January 3, 2011

Another fast card

Hi everyone,I'm trying to get back into some kind of a routine. We had my DH's family that we're here for 10 days,we we're both sick with a cold and now they are all gone and we're feeling pretty good,so time to get back on track!

I used the other half of my Blue Bayou cs and the embossing folder is from SU,one of my new tag nestie and the butterflies are brads I got at Michael's for 1/2 price.
Added a couple of mini pearls on the tag and voila!

Now if I can get to visit some of you and get into a couple of challenges,maybe I'll get some cards done.
Until next time...


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Well the New Year is HERE!
I can't believe it,time just flies by when you're having fun doesnt!.
Hope you all had fun ringing in 2011,we sure did,we went to one of my brother's place and they had my side of the family and her side of the family. So we saw people we don't see often,we yacked,they drank,we ate and had lots of fun!
Hope you did the same except maybe a little dancing in there would of been fun!

On to my first post of the year and wishing one of many.
I used SU Blue Bayou CS,the stamp set is from Inkadinkadoo
added a ribbon and a charm,added some little white glimmer flowers with a pearl (even though you can't see the glimmer)
and that's about it! Pretty simple and easy!


HUGS,Diane 2010 New Years Noisemaker 3 January 1st These emoticons are wrong,they didn't change the year,lol!!!