Friday, April 29, 2011

Borders,bling and swirl

Hey everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful week!The weekend is upon us once again! We had awful cold weather,still got some snow yesterday and early this morning but they are calling for 18 tomorrow...YAY!

For this card I used an old wish rak image I rec'd quite a while back.Used a nestie for the image and embellished it with bling and pearls,added some stickles to her wings and clouds. At the end there was missing something in the top right corner,so I added a swirl. I think it looks ok.
Inside,there's a sentiment that says "EVERY CLOUD HAS ANGELS"
I would like to enter this card in the DCC4 Challenge which is SWIRLS

Have a super weekend! Hugs,Diane

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Fast & simple for my stash

Here's a card for my stash.
Used up some odds and ends,some new paisley dp from SU,used 2 diff border punches,embosses some flowers in white from the Greenhouse garden set and the sentiment is from Short & sweet set,added some orange bling and it makes a cute little card for my stash.

Oh I hope the weather is better than here where you are! It's been cold and miserable with rain & snow,oh dear I can't wait for the sun to be here forever! I don't know about you but I find it hard to create with this kind of weather.
Oh well,maybe it'll be better tomorrow.

I'll be watching the BIG WEDDING tomorrow,just can't wait to see that! They are so sweet together!
Well,hope you all have a great day!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Just for you!

Here's a cutie I've had for a long time and hadn't inked yet!
Shame on me!!! So I was blog surfing and saw a challenge at Anyone for Anya so thought it would be a great time to use this cutie from the set Just For You!

So anyone else want to play along,head on over there!
There's a cute prize up for a lucky winner!

I thought I'd make a boy card which I never make. Dressed him up (colored him up) in boyish blues,he's so sweet!
I didn't put any sentiment,but I think I'll make up the inside of the card when an occasion comes up.

I've been battling a MIGRAINE once again. Tonight was better so decided to come play.
Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Butterflies for my mentor!

Oh my I'm sooooo excited! Look at these cuties!
I'm making them for my mentor!
As most of you know I had my liver transplant last July and through my long journey I had a MENTOR, her name is Anne.
Well Anne is CELEBRATING HER 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF HER GIFT OF LIFE! She was there through the good times and bad,when I had questions she could answer them cause she had gone through what I was going through. She was our rock through the waiting period and when I rec'd the tx,she was there for my husband. She is our Angel!!!

She lives in Toronto,(8 hrs from where I live) she doesn't know but my husband & I will be attending her dinner celebration. So I thought I would make these little darlings in all sorts of colors and inside it reads "HAPPY 10TH ANNIVERSARY ANNE! And in the back I added the date with another butterfly punch. I know she will appreciate this,she loves the cards I send her and keeps each and everyone of them. I love surprises and can't wait to see her face!!!!!

I'm waiting to see how many people will be attending,I'll probably need to make many more and I'm happy to do so. Imagine that,she had her liver transplant 10 yrs ago!!!!!! I'm so happy for her and hope I'll be celebrating my 10 th as well.

So this is what I spent the afternoon doing. I must take a break now,they are so cute,I love them. What do you think? Will she like them,the symbol of a transplant is the BUTTERFLY!
I can enter these for the
Butterfly Wedenesday Challenge HERE

Well,I hope you all have a Blessed Easter Sunday!

Hoping to see some Beautiful Butterflies Soon!

I just had to try to make one of these,cause you know me and butterflies! I saw them on Roxy's blog which she had a link to where to get the tutorial,so away I went to Bronwyn's blog's. My she does beautiful work! Do drop by to see her work.

So today as I have nothing to do,well I would have lots of housework to do but decided to play instead. So I think I will make some of these beauties in different colors and embossing folders to keep on hand. They are very small,they are made from the SU Beautiful Butterflies dies,oh I just love it!!!

I sponged it in Old Olive,one of my fav colors (green) and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes mounted on the SU punch.Oh and the brad is also SU.
Have a super duper day!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Scalloped Easel Card

I made this cute little easel card for a friend. She had been working at KFC for over 30 yrs...imagine that! That's a whole lotta chicken going on. She just adores getting handmade cards,so I thought I'd send her this one.

I've entered my card in the following challenges
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 99, Flowers

Wishing you all a Very Happy Easter!


Thursday, April 21, 2011

I'm not a quitter!

Hi everyone! Well like the Title says,I'm not a quitter,lol!
I've been eating chocolate soooo much and I see it on my hips,now I have to start weening off of it,cause first of all,I don't want to be diabetic and 2nd of all,I've gained 9 lbs since xmas. So it's time to get serious about this before 10 lbs becomes 20 and so on! Anyways,I know what to do,it's to do it!

On to the's the SU set Eat Chocolate,used my label punch and made a background punch in choc brown. The dp is from a 6x6 pack and the sentiment is stamped in close to cocoa on confetti cs. Added some brown brads and a sentiment inside and voila. Simple and easy!

Last night my friend Paulette came over,we had a great time chatting and checking some blogs and techniques and ideas. We didn't create anything but it was fun anyways!

Have a super thursday and I'll try to do the same!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Punched posies

Hey everyone! It's already Monday night,gee time flies by doesn't it. I had a lazy weekend,didn't do much and I'm more tired than anything. Oh well,for my card today,I used Elegant Eggplant cs and ink,also used Lavender Lace ink and pear pizzaz for the leaves and stem. The flower is from the set Punched Posies and the Sentiment is Live Laugh Love set. All SU product except the nestie. The dp is an old one from SU,can't remember the name of it. I have a couple of friends coming over tonight to make a couple cards,should be fun. Always good gossip going on,lol! Hope to get some blog surfing done tomorrow,after house work of course. Darn house work,always gets in the way of playing doesnt it! Until next time my friends, Hugs,Diane

Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Happy B'day tent card

Hi everyone,hope you are all having a great week. It's almost the weeken again, I just can't believe it. It seems that I don't get anything done,but yet the days go by so quick! So this is a B'day card I made for a friend of mine. She really liked a Tent card I had shown her,so I decided to make her one. She also knows how important Butterflies are to me,so I'm sure she will love the dp and the SU & MS punches,in the tent part I stamped the square HB sentiment from Punch Bunch SU and also used the SU punch to punch it out. (That's alot of punches in one phrase isn't it,lol) I hope she will like it,her b'day is on the 19th,gee we're getting old,but young at heart!
This is a side view of the card to show you that it's a Tent Card.

Not the best pic,but I'm the worst photographer,what can I say.

So until next post,I'm trying to recooperate from a busy last 7 days,I wonder if I'll ever be healthy like I used to be. I guess I should be Thankful for I what have right!

Even though I am Thankful,I always think of the days before I was sick...good old days!

Have a wonderful day,Hugs,Diane

Monday, April 11, 2011

Pumpkin Pie

Here's another card from Saturday. No I didn't make a Pumpkin Pie,hehe! Pumpkin pie all the way! Used the frame punch for the sentiment,sponged around it. Then used the heart punch with the hostess punch potpourri set,sponged it around also. Did another punch in PP and the back punch is MS. I forgot to take a pic of the inside,but I added a wh cs and stamped some lovely flowers in the corner. That is it,simple and oh so pretty! So today I have a cleaning at the dentist,yay! Then maybe a little of playing time. Oh I have to decide what we're going to make for dinner. Wish we could just take a pill instead of all this food,lol! Have a super monday! Hugs,Diane

Sunday, April 10, 2011

I enjoyed my day sooooo much!

This one was one of their favorites! Well I had my ladies over yesterday and it was such a blast! We made 8 cards and a little treat bag. They really enjoyed making all the cards,working with diff tools,loved it,so they said! They got here at 12:15 and left at 4:45,it was so funny,one lady that had never made cards before,she didn't want to leave,lol! She asked when the next one was,lol~! Now onto the card,I love the effect of inking the brayer on the CB embosser,added a ribbon and a few punches and also used the butterflie die cut. I just love the vintage effect that the ink made. There's one thing that isn't SU which is the laced butterfly (MS) & the folder (CB)but all other products are SU! CS-Soft Suede,Pretty in Pink Ink-Soft Suede So now I'm off to clean yesterday's mess,not as much fun! Have a great Sunday! Hugs,Diane

Friday, April 8, 2011

Happy friday!

Here's my girlie card. I made an easel card using a Lily of the Valley image (Wish Rak) I love their stamps but don't own one of them,so I was really happy to receive this one. I didn't put a sentiment yet,not sure what I'll use it for. It's too bad you can't see the glitter in the wings and the glossy accent on the bow and her slippers. Real cute IRL! I've got a busy weekend ahead...I'm participating in a Dance-a-thon tonight to raise money for a new women shelter that opened in town. I raised $84.00, and am suppose to dance for 3 hrs. I told the organization that i rec'd a tx 8 months ago,so I will dance as long as I can but I know I won't last 3 hrs. So totally understood and we're happy that I am still participating. Then my card stack on saturday,that'll be so much fun. Four ladies are coming so lots of gabbing and card making! And on Sunday I have to go and try some clothes for a Fashion Show that I'll be in on next Tuesday,another fun event!!!! LIFE IS GREAT!!!! Hugs,Diane

Thursday, April 7, 2011

New designer paper

Don't you just love this new dp from SU! It's just beautiful I think! I used all SU product except the 2 baby blue bling on each side of the sentiment. So it's almost the weekend once again. Days are just flying by,it's morning and then time to go to bed again. What's up with that! Must be cause I'm getting older,lol. I just finished coloring a wish rak image that I rec'd a little while back. I haven't made a girlie card in awhile so I might just attemt to do that this afternoon. Wishing you all a great rest of the day! Hugs,Diane

Monday, April 4, 2011

Can't wait for saturday!

Oh boy,it looks like there was a tornadoe in here! I've been making cards all day,actually I made 5 of them and oh I'm so excited! I have 4 ladies that will be coming over on saturday for a card stack,I think that's what they call it. Anyways,so that's what I did all afternoon until 8 pm (I did have dinner though,15 mins). I got 7 cards ready for 5 ladies (just in case someone brings an extra person). And I made a little bag which I will give to a lucky lady with some goodies in it. Oh I can't wait! This card isn't one for saturday,it's a card I made yesterday with some left overs which will go in my stack. Again I used the same dp and made a little bird from SU's bird punch,added some dollar heart brads,a sentiment and embossed the card base with a CB folder. I had such a productive day,did some dusting,washed my floors,threw a stew in the crockpot (love to do that,cause then you have dinner ready while doing all kinds of stuff)...played for the rest of the day. Not sure what I'll do today,I do have to go to the bank and then Tops meeting at night. I guess I should take it easy,don't want to pay for doing too much,lol! Guess I should stop yapping,that's if you're still reading,lol! Have a great tuesday everyone!!! Hugs,Diane

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Rose from a bird punch!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend! We had a quiet one which was good. I did manage to make a couple of cards,it felt so good! I used the SU Bird punch to make a rose which I saw on Frenchie's blog (Thanks France!). It is all SU,Melom mambo cs and ink,corner punch,label punch,ribbon and dp. I bought the dp a good sale price in SU's clearance last yr,so I have lots still to use. Just love that paper. Added some pink pearls (oops not SU) and Voila! Makes a nice Mother's Day card dontcha think! Have a super week my friends! Hugs,Diane