Thursday, February 22, 2018

Fun News

Hey all my 'bloggie' friends....
I have a bit of fun news to share.
I am the new blog coordinator for a relative new die company

There is a wonderful team of ladies doing the designing for us and you can
see their creations on the blog HERE
They have done an amazing job of using the dies for inspiration.

While getting the blog up and running and the team in place,
I made a few cards myself.

First is a cute boy baby card using the


Next card is using the 


and the last card I had on my blog a few days ago using the


I would LOVE for you to visit the Cheapo Dies blog
to see all the inspiration and become a follower/subscriber.
We are new, we need YOU!!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Woodland Creatures Challenge

It's the 3rd Wednesday of the month and that means it's time for a new
challenge theme at Double D.
The challenge is being hosted by Team Darlene
but I wanted to join in, too!
The theme is 'Woodland Creatures'
Now how fun is that and how fun is this inspiration board!!



I decided to go a little 'outside' the box with this challenge
and make a shaped card.
I have made this little 'Hey Foxy' card before
using The Cutting Cafe Hey Foxy cut file on my Cricut.



I had a lot of fun making this card and I also had a bit of
'unwanted' help from Mack.
I had all my pieces cut and ready to assemble right after I had my lunch.
but was getting ready to attach the feet and I only had one foot.
What the heck?  I then heard 'chomp~chomp~chomp,
and yep, you guessed it, Mack was eating the poor little fox foot!

So, back to the Cricut to cut another foot.....
all in all, after all the drama
I think he turned out pretty darn cute!!



Make sure and pop on over to the Double D challenge blog and
see all the fun woodland creatures...join in with us too,
as we always have really cool prizes!!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Flower Love

This is my post on the Tutti Designs blog today.

Hi, Diane with you today.
I have three cards all made with the same fun die
from Tutti Designs Flower Love.
I figured since February is the month of 'LOVE',
that this would be a good time to show these cards.
I think these flower dies are so much fun
and can make a quick, yet pretty card when needed in a hurry!

First up is this card with a swirly heart background.
I also used the Nesting Scalloped Oval die cut from vellum.
The Flower Love die was cut on white card stock, then colored with Copics.
I have a little confession to make on this card though.
Shhh don't tell, but there are 7 of these flower dies, all different.
I made 3 of each die design, and on the 3rd card of each, I turned
the die on it's side for a very different look,
however in the taking of my pictures, I left it 'upright'
so just picture this card on it's side, lol!


The second card uses a bit of background paper and a scrap of green,
add a bow and you have a pretty card!


The third card uses  a Nesting Stitched Heart die
Once again the Flower Love die was cut from white and colored with Copics.


Dies I used:


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And here are some Tutti Designs quick links:



Thank you for visiting with me today!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Hey Chickie

Time for a fun project for
All the designers were given the cutest digital file to work with
'Animal Friends' printable set
This cute set has several images to choose from.
I chose the cute little 'chickie'.
I think this would make a cute card to send to a 'bestie'!


I colored both image with Copics and for fun added a bit of glitter to both.
Sparkle N Sprinkle Daisy glitter to the chest area and Creamsicle to the feet.
To apply glitter in small areas I use my very favorite
I use this so often and love it s much I am on my third one
and have a 4th ready to open when needed!
I also used a Stardust Gelly Roll Pen in each eye.


I made the sentiment/chick image into a balloon for the larger chick to hold.
The papers I used (are you ready?) are from Making Memories 2008...
yikes they are 10 years old!


Want to see some more super cute and adorable animal friends?
Then tomorrow on The Cutting Cafe BLOG,
all the designers have their creations all in one post!
Just by leaving a comment there, you could win 3 cut files of your choice.

Entering the following challenges:
Dream Valley .... Things With Wings
Hiding In my Craft Room ....Buttons/Bows
Aud Sentiments .... For A Friend

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Happy Everything

This is my post on the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog today.

Hi, Diane with you today with a fun card for any occasion!



Embossing Powder: Cerulean EP421
Glitter Pens Midnight Shadows 172N
Misc:  Craft Cord

I started by taping down my Confetti Stencil by Stampendous
onto a die from Tonic 'Grand Gala Bunting'.
If you tape the top down first, then the sides, and bottom last,
and then once stencil remove them in the same order,
except leave the top tape, then lift the stencil from the bottom up
like a hinge, it makes for a perfect stenciling.


I wanted to add a bit of glitter sparkle,
so I had my jars of glitter already opened and ready to go
along with the Nuvo Craft Spoon.
The embossing paste dries very quickly, so you must work very quickly.
The glitters I used were Daisy, Marine Blue and Tangerine.
I applied these in little amounts using the Nuvo Craft Spoon. 
This spoon has 2 different ends, making it easy to use and easy to control
where you want your glitter.


The new stamp set Balloon Bunch was stamped on white card stock.
I stamped it a second time, then cut each balloon out separate using the Tonic 5" Mini Scissors..
Each separate piece was then then applied with  Brushable Glue and 
Tangerine glitter and Marine Blue Glitter and
embossed with embossing powders 
Each finished balloon was then adhered with Deluxe Adhesive.
I then went back and using glitter pens form the sets
I went over each little stamped image around the balloons.

The sentiment was stamped with Versamark embossing ink, 
then embossed with Cerulean embossing powder.



I finished the card by using a blue card stock for the back
and tying a piece of hemp cord for the bow.



Thank you for visiting with me today!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Friends are The Sunshine of Life

I am guest design today at the Crop Stop blog,
here is my card I made.




I made a bright and cheerful card today thinking as cold and dreary
as it is here in Michigan, it just might perk me up!


I started with a favorite product of mine
I first misted water on my card stock,
then tapped the bottles onto the wet card stock.
I added a bit more water to get a bit more design.
You want to be a bit light on the water, so you don't end up 'muddying" the colors.
Also a warning, these color bursts can be a bit addictive!
I used Lemon Yellow and Orange.


I then used a Poppystamps Velvet Blossoms die to cut out my flowers.


Once dry I did another fun trick to the flowers.


take a container, add some glue and a bit of water from your 
water brush, stir it around then 'flick' it on your flowers,
then add Wow Glitter, I used Tangerine.
To finish the flowers I added Black Flower Soft to the centers.


I embossed a white card stock panel with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder,
added a Tim Holtz bird cage die cut

The butterfly is from Memory Box
and the sentiment is Stampendous.
I added a bit of twine to finish.


Products Used:
Poppystamps Velvet Blossoms die
Wow Tangerine Glitter
Tim Holtz Bird Cage die
Memory Box Butterfly

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Tag You're It

New challenge up and running at the 
Dies R Us challenge blog today
and the theme is
Tag You're It.

Tags are more then just for Christmas,
they are for all seasons....
my tag is for a nice Spring gift.


I die cut my tag using Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Tags
from crumb cake card stock.

I found this nice piece of green DS paper in my scrap bag and cut
Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders.

In the border I tucked in Impression Obsession Floral Heart Strip
I had this die in my wishlist at DRU forever, and so glad I ordered it,
I just heart it (pun intended)...lol!

I also added some bunnies using Impression Obsession Rabbit Set

Lastly also cut from my scraps I added Precious Marieke Blossom Tree
I have had this die for awhile and think it is so perfect for my tag.
The Impression Obsession Clouds were add next,
then of course my tie on ribbon.

Here is a complete list of all the dies I used:

We would love to see you join in the fun at the
and see all the beautiful tags there from the amazing DT!!