Monday, February 28, 2011

Card for my DONOR FAMILY!

Good day everyone!

On saturday night,I finally got to write my Thank You letter to my Donor Family! It wasn't easy,so many emotions,good and bad,happy and sad. I cried so much as I was writing it but they we're good and bad tears,so tough!
I had tried many times before but the words just wouldn't come out but on saturday,it all came together.
It took me an hour and I could of wrote for 3 hrs,but didn't want to bore them so i kept it shorter. I wrote in the letter that I hope to hear from them one day,but I'll hope for the best. As I celebrate life,they are grieving. So I must respect their wish,sometimes the Donor Family never respond to the recipient,I just hope and pray that I can learn more about this WONDERFUL PERSON THAT GAVE ME LIFE!
Please say a prayer for me,for them,that we will one day meet!

Hope you like my card,but most of all,I hope they will love it!

Nothing like a good cup of java!

Good morning monday my friends! Hope you all had a fanstastic weekend even though they are always so short!

We went to 2 of Gavin's hockey game on sunday.
And oh boy we're they awesome! Their 1st game they lost 6-4, Gavin made 3 goals & 1 assist.
The 2nd game they won 5-0,Gavin made 4 goals and 1 assist! We are so pround of him,he's such a good little player! So now they will play for the Championship next Sunday out of town!!!

Now on to my card,it's a simple card for my stash.
I used a SU wheel Take a Sip for the coffee cups at the top & bottom in night of navy,added some navy
cs and scrap dp. For the cup of coffee,it's an old emboss folder I've had for ages,so i just sponged it lightly,added some white pen on some of the cups and saucers. And voila!

Have a super duper week! Hugs,Diane

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Another day to play

Well this is what I spent my day making! Another stationary box . I should of left the front without the pink env, I don't like it as much but really love the inside of the box....
I made again 4 Greeting cards,4-2"x3 1/2 notes,

4-3x3 notes,a note pad with pen.

These are fun to make but very time consuming.

I think I'm good for awhile,lol!

Too bad the pics aren't the best,cause the flower dp is all glitter,so pretty. It takes me 5 hrs just to make the cards & notes,but it was fun! I like to embellish!

Have a great Sunday!


Saturday, February 26, 2011

So proud of my box!

My first attempt at a Stationary Box! I really like how it turned out!
Oops my stamps fell out of it's slot,lol. So this is the stationary box when you open it. I know you've propably seen these many yrs ago,but I had never attempted to make one of these.And I really enjoyed it.

This is what's in it,4 greetings cards,4 3x3 notes,

4 tags,a pen,and a little note pad.

I just loved to make this,might make another one today. Now that I know what goes where and what to cut,it'll take me alot less time. I'll be donating them to my TOPS Club for a fund raiser they are having.
Well hubby is gone all day today,and we're invited at my brother in law's for dinner...THAT MEANS I CAN PLAY ALL DAY!!!!YAY!!!!!
So have a fabulous saturday and I'll get crackin' in my play room,in my pj's,my cup of coffee,I'm all set!!!

Friday, February 25, 2011

My butterfly embossed template

I made myself a butterfly template and tried it on this cd,
it came up really good.
I'm sure you've seen and know how it's done. So today I'm going to work on making this card prettier,I just wanted to show you how it came out.
So it's friday again!!! I know most of you are anxious for friday to enjoy your weekend. But to me fridays are just like any other day,when you don't work,you aren't as anxious for the weekends as when you do have a long hard week at work.
So for those of you that can't wait for the weekend! Here's to you! Have a great one!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My SU class went sooooo well!!!!

Sorry for the awful pic! But I really wanted to post something and it's the only pic I could take of something I recently did.
It's a gum pack wrapper,I used some left over dp
from previous cards,really fun to make and makes a pack of gum so personal and pretty!

Well my SU class went really well!!! Actually one lady cancelled ( I had only invited 3) cause I didn't how I would do,but they said I did well!
I was nervous and don't know why,Shannon is my niece,and Annie is a wonderful friend and she brought her Grand daughter (she really enjoyed it).
They really loved the cards we made and asked when the next one was. SO THAT'S GOOD!
So I'll be placing my first order tomorrow,so exciting! And one of my ladies might host a workshop!

Until next time,Hugs,Diane

Happy B'day to my aunt

Hey there! Happy Wednesday already! I say it again,the days are just flying by too quickly! Life is too short it seems,so if you have plans and goals,try to make and achieve when possible cause you might never have time!!

Now on to my card,It's my aunt's 80th B'day next week and my cousins planned a dinner at a buffet restaurant on March 5th. So it'll be fun to see the family,even though we all live in the same town,you know how life gets. We never make time to see each other which is sad.

So I used all SU products (except the big scallop,CB embosser and the bling) I hope she likes it!

Had a rought time sleeping AGAIN! Gee don't you hate that,but I've been like this for yrs. It's getting very annoying! I've tried so many things...chronic fatigue is just no fun. Oh well,maybe tomorrow!!!!

Have a great day everyone! Hugs,Diane

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

For my first SU class! Wish me luck!

Here is a card for my ladies tomorrow,my first SU demonstartion,workshop or class,whatever you want to call it. This is some older dp,raspberry tart,i love that paper!
And the stamps are SU's Just Believe and Well Scripted stamped in rose red,added the ribbon and some pearls on the SU butterfly punch and voila. I think they'll enjoy making these 2 cards,what do you think?

This is a sample I rec'd in my starter kit as a first card to make for my first workshop. It's great and I will be using it for sure. Just changed it a bit,see below photo.

I added and changed it a bit. Moved the image to the right a bit and added some flowers on the cs.

Have a super tuesday,Hugs,Diane

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Finally a girly card!

Hey my friends! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! We had fun watching Gavin play hockey,even though they didn't win the tournament,it was all good!

I hadn't made a girly card in sooo long! I miss making them! I used Flutter Anya which I got as a Wish Rak,isn't she cute. I used some scraps,the pic doesn't do the card much justice but hey,I ain't any expert at photography and never will be. It's all in purples and pinks,and colored her with some Promarkers

Well,this afternoon I got 2 cards ready for 3 ladies that are suppose to come to see what SU is all about on Wed. Wish me luck and I'll take pics of the cards before the class. It's so exciting!!!!

Have a wonderful Monday (already)and it'll be friday again real soon,just wait & see!!!

Hugs to you my friends!!!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

A gift set I had fun making

Here's a little set I made up just for fun. Little gift cards with a purse. Now that I look at the pic,just thought,I'm going to add color to the cards. They're just too plain that way.

Here is a close up of the little purse or gift bag,whatever you want to call it. Could make a great Mother's Day Set or the same idea for Easter and put some little choc eggs in there...There's an idea!

So Gavin and his team lost today's game,so they are out of the tournament. It was an exciting game though and the main thing is that they gave it their best! Way to go boys and girls!!!

Enjoy your Sunday everyone,I'm going to take it easy and do some R & R today!

Our little hockey star! GAVIN!!

He's going for it!!!

Here's our little man Gavin!!! Actually he's not little but he's our hockey star! They won the game this morning 6-2 and Gavin made 1 goal!!! So proud of him!

So the next game is at 4 and apparently the team they are playing against has never lost a game yet...yikes!!! If they lose,they will be out of the tournament,sure hope they win!!!

Have a super saturday! Hugs,Diane

Friday, February 18, 2011

I rec'd my Starter Kit!

What's in there????
My Stampin' Up Starter Kit!!!!

So now I guess I have to have a first workshop or class,look at all the goodies!

I'm excited but scared,what did I get myself into,lol! Oh well,I'll take it slowly and day by day!

We have a busy weekend with Hockey this weekend,our Godson from out of town is having a tournament here in town. So we'll be at all his games,we had 2 today and there's one at 8am on saturday,so let's hope they win. Today they won the 1st game 7-0 and this afternoon they lost 6-5. He's 8 and not to brag...but he's realllllllyyyyyy good!!! We're so proud of him!

So have a good weekend,no stamping for time!!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

No I didn't color the image

Well the weekend is almost here again!

No I didn't color this image...wish I colored that nicely! It was from the Katie fund raising kit.
The pic isn't the best,the brown looks like black,but it is really brown. I didn't put a sentiment on it cause I might use it for Easter or a Get well card.

Not sure what I'll be doing today,it's one of those days that I just want to stay in my PJ's and do nothing! We'll see!

Have a super duper thursday!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

For my stash

Hi there! Hope your week is going well,I had a couple of rough days but I'm much better today.
I had made this Sympathy card a few days ago when I was on a card making spree,lol.
No one likes to make these cards but it seems when I need one,I don't have one already made. So now I do.

I used the SU Thanks for caring stamp set,embossed the sentiment and the butterfly in white and used a nestie and the paper is I don't know from where,lol.
I also sponged the cs with cool caribbean and the butterfly also.

Have a great day!

Monday, February 14, 2011

It's your day!

Happy Valentine Day Everyone!!1

I'm probably the only blogger without a V Card today! I didn't make tons of them,so I can't post them if I don't have them right. So instead,I'm posting this card.
I punched out some stars with my SU punch and used the Background Basics (star) stamp for the bg and the sentiment is also SU from All Year Cheer. Really easy with Dusty Durango.
You must of noticed all the SU product I've been using lately.
Well I decided to buy the starter kit which hasn't arrived yet,but I do have alot of SU product which I have bought over the yrs and rec'd alot of product from contests and friends. And so lately I've done alot of thinking and decided to try it. I don't know how far this will go,but I'll take one month at a time see if I like it. I love their product,I love making cards and I love people,so I hope to do well.

Doesn't mean I won't use any other product,cause I have tons of that too,lol! So I have to and love to use it. So until next time my friends...
Have a super Cupid Day!!!! xoxo

Saturday, February 12, 2011

For my Cupid!

Hey everyone! Today I get to play all day,well until about 3 and I've been at it since 9,so it's really lots of time. I made my Hubby's Valentine as an easel card (one of my favorites).
Used some male scraps in black and the red is i believe riding hood red from SU. I also used the Heart sisixx from SU to make my wh & red hearts and the sentiment is from Short & Sweet and I did the background of the cs with the heart from the same set. Added 2 brads and voila,I'm sure he'll love it! He's one of my favourite fans,hehe!
Have a good day,I'm off to play some more!

Friday, February 11, 2011

More B'day Wishes!

Second post of the day! I made some more B'day cards yesterday and these are 2 of them. The paper is from a photo mat papers which I bought at Michael's for .74 cents (yay bargain) and I used SU's melon mambo cs and some B'day sentiments.

DH is planning to go snowmobiling tomorrow,so you know what that means for me...stamping time!!!!!
So for this afternoon,I'll be cleaning my mess from yesterday so I can make another mess tomorrow,lol! Until tomorrow! Have fun creating!


Happy Valentine's Day!

This is the other card we made a SU class the other night,a heart filled with Smarties,yummy!
And I forget what the stamp set is called but it was really easy to make and makes a cute V card!

I was really busy making cards yesterday,they are all simple and easy so I ended making 5 of them and made a little purse too.
Had a great crafting day but now I must pick up some of the mess,but heck's only get messy again today right!

Have a super friday! I can't believe it,we we're monday just like yesterday it seems!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sponged presto paper and a B'day surprise!

Look at the beautiful card we made at class yesterday!
I just LOVE it! We sponged diff colors on the SU presto paper,which I didn't know anything about. I'm glad she showed me this technique,I think I will use it often.
Thanks Paulette! And we also made a Valentine card which I will show later on.

Look at what my SU demo gave me for my B'day!!! Isn't she too kind,I was so happy and touched when she gave me this at yesterday's class! Thanks Paulette! You're a sweetie!

It'll be great for some xmas cards,maybe I can get started early.

Hope you enjoy the rest of the day,I'm trying to!


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My little China girl

Happy wednesday! Already!

So how do you like this little china girl?
(It's a kit I bought with some of these images and papers)Shhhhh!!!! I need stuff like that to make quick cards,and it sure works,I made 3 cards yesterday afternoon in less than an hour.
Works for me!!!

Yesterday was Tops meeting night,I gained a bit.
I've been having a hard time losing since xmas,I overate the sweet stuff and gained 9 pounds. Now I'm having a heck of a time to get rid of it.
I bought a walking workout dvd which I really enjoy and DH moved the treadmill in front of the TV,so now I have no more excuses! I just finished a mile walk on the treadmill and the workout.
So that's a total of 3 miles,it's plenty for me,my belly (scar) can only take so much.
Anyways,this was the card I gave for last week's best loser,she found it really cute!

This afternoon...a bit of housework,a bit of card making maybe and my turn to cook dinner. So it's pork chops in the oven with some boiled veggies and some potatoes. Doesn't sound too yummy does it,but we like it simple and not too fattening,so it'll be good,lol.

Have a great hump day!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Beautiful B'day Rak!

Look at what the mail man brought me yesterday!
Isn't it pretty! I just love the color combo,Thank You so much RITA!!! If you want to check out a great blog,go on over to Rita's Little Corner,she does beautiful work!

So my day was very special yesterday. First off,it was my 1st b'day with my new organ,I was so busy answering the phone that I would of needed a secretary,lol,and on Facebook...holy moly,so many Wishes!!! It was so nice to know that all these and you wonderful people think and love me!!!! I am soooo blessed to have all these wonderful friends and FAMILY!!!
Love each and everyone of you!
Specially my Darling Husband!!! Even though he doesn't read my blog,I want everyone to know how special he is.!!!

Have a super tuesday and have fun stamping!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Happy B'day to me!

Another b'day card for my Tops Peeps,and I'm celebrating my B'day today! DHspoiled me again with gift cards and is taking me out for dinner and I want to go to Montana's for their rotisserie chicken,yummy.

It is a Celebration indeed,without my donor,I don't even know if I'd still be here or not. So it is one B'day that I won't forget and many more to come!!!

So i'm off to play...and have a great day!!!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

A 10 min card,love it!

It's already saturday afternoon! Not much happening some stew in the crockpot going on,went for a coffee at Tim's with some friends and DH,came back home and making some B'day cards for my Tops peeps.
I have 8 of them having B'days this month,so I'm going to make them simple & easy cards.

This one is really simple,only took 10 mins. Used some SU crushed curry cs,embossed it with the flower folder,used a MS heart border punch and The sentiment is also stamped in Crushed curry from the Oval All set mounted on a piece of scrap. VOILA! One down,7 more to go.

So I'm off to make more cards! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A bit of scraps used

Happy Thursday everyone!
Gee,where does the time go!!! Well these are cards I made some cards 2 days ago and yesterday I spent the day rearanging and re organizing my stamp room. I have soooo many punches and not enough room,so dear DH added a shelf below my ribbon racks on the wall so I got to fit 34 of my punches. He'll get me another shelf and will have to cut it to make smaller shelves to put on another wall. I'll get it figured out.
I think we just need to move and get me a really big stamp room,that'll fix my problems,lol!!!!

As for the cards,it was to use some cs and some scraps (which I have tons of) and I was just having fun.

Anyways,have a great day! I'm off to visit some blogs!