Monday, March 27, 2017

Lily of The Valley

Anytime I see Lily of The Valley' it makes me think of my Mom.
Her birthday is in May and it is the May flower,
one she has always loved (those and Pansy's)..lol).
She will be 90 this May.
I don't see her everyday, but I call and talk to her everyday
and once a week I go and clean her house for her.
We have been 'best friends' for years and though things
have changed drastically for her the last few years,
our Mother/Daughter friendship will never go away!.


So my card today is of course made with a 
There are 3 different Lily of The Valley dies in the Tutti Store,
you should take a peek at them as all are beautiful.
I have had a few of them on in previous posts.

My card was extremely simple,
letting the die cut take center stage (along with the big bow of course).
I used scrap pieces of gorgeous Graphic 45 paper,
added the ribbon, die cut, colored the flowers and stems
and that was pretty much it.

Yes, there are 'pink' lily of the Valley.  
I bought a pink plant about 10 years ago,
it was a bit pricey, but now have enough I share
with any of my garden friends that want one.
Not all gardeners want them as lily of the valley
like to spread and take over a garden if not careful.
But, these pink ones seem to be much slower growers
then the others.
Thanks for visiting me today!

Entering the following challenges:
Come and Get It ....  Springtime (3/30)
Glitter and Sparkle .... Mother's Day/Girlie (4/01)

Sunday, March 26, 2017

America

Today I have another card to share I made using the March released stamp set
but this time using the image 'AMERICA'.


This was a fun and quick way to make this card first by 
applying 3 rows (one at a time) of 1 1/2" Tear-ific Tape.


I did one row at a time,
added Fire Engine Red glitter,
added a second row of tape, added Cloud Nine glitter,
added my 3rd and last row, then Denim glitter.


I stamped the America image first with Versmark
then embossed with Black Fine Detail embossing powder,
used Copics to color
then fussy cut out.

The sentiment was stamped with Versamark, then embossed with
Gold Detail embossing powder.


Thank you for visiting with me today!







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Saturday, March 25, 2017

More Floral Bunny Goodness

Well heck, I thought since I seem to be on the
Tutti Designs 'Floral Bunny' roll
I would share my 3rd (and last for now) card!

I love this one cut in white and the fact that it can be used for
any occasion, wouldn't it make a pretty birthday card?


I used 3 dies and a punch on this one.
Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders
Sue Wilson Petite Vinery
Tutti Designs Floral Bunny
The punch I used is a Martha Stewart butterfly punch

Pretty simple card with the dies.
and just adding some hemp twine and a flower button.

If you missed my other two cards with this die, you can see them
HERE and HERE.

Entering the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks  .... Punches and/or Dies
Creative Knockouts .... Spring Is On The Way
DL.Art Thankful Thursday .... Bunnies and/or Ducks
Simon Says Wednesday .... More Then One Die or Punch



Friday, March 24, 2017

Beautiful Moments

Today I have a card I made for the March release at
Sparkle N Sprinkle using the stamp set
Bonnet Bouquet
choosing to use just one of sentiments from the set
and also the single flower.


I started by die cutting two dies,
a Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Rectangle
and
a Cheery Lynn Designs Chicken Wire Frame.


Next I applied a Super Adhesive sheet (this is sticky on BOTH sides) 
over the rectangle background,
then the chicken wire on top.


I die cut a smaller rectangle and stamped the sentiment with Versamark
then embossed with Indian Spark embossing powder.
I then adhered this to the center.


Next I simply trimmed around the edges.


Once trimmed, I covered the entire 
sticky paper with Sunny Daze glitter.


Using Nuvo Mousse embellishment Aquamarine,
and a Want2Scrap chipboard bird


I rubbed (with my 'finger' tool) the mousse onto the bird.
I did several layers until I was satisfied with the covering.


While still wet, I sprinkled Sparkling Sea flocking on
to give a slight look of 'feathers'!


I stamped the flower, colored it with Copics,
then fussy cut it out for the bird to 'perch' on.
The bird was then 'popped' up on the card.


I will have another post on the 30th, 
once again using this set, but this time it will be the 'main' image....
please come back and visit me to see it...thank you!!

Entering the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments ...Any sentiment but Birthday

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Hoppy Easter

Good Morning!
Well, it seems my hubby has given me his 'crud'...ugh!
He has been sick since Sunday and now he has passed it to me.
It is to be great temps here tomorrow and I had high hopes of
getting outside and clean up some of winter's 'leftovers'
from all the storms and wind we have had...we'll see!

Today's card is using the same die I used the other day HERE.
I once again used the Floral Bunny from Tutti Designs.


I made a rather clean and simple card and let the bunny take center stage.
To give you an  idea of the size of him (or her, since she's pink), this is an
A2 card, which is what I normally make.

I embossed a tree for the bunny t o sit under, added a cotton tail and a few little
flower sequins.
The sentiment is an oldie, at least 8 years or more, 
and one I grab to use every Easter!

'Hoppy Easter'!!!

Entering the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks .... Punches and/or Dies
Scrapyland .... Favorite Holiday (Easter, have to love those chocolate bunnies!)
AAA Cards .... Die Cuts and CAS

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Lace Doily

A new challenge begins today at
The Sisterhood of Crafters and our hostess is our sister 'Agata'
and she has chosen the theme 'LACE'!


I used a stamp I have had for a very long time from JustRite Stamps
'Lace Doily Background Stamp'.
This stamp has to be at least 3 to 4 years old (or older), I know I bought it before JustRite quit and then restarted their stamps again.

I embossed it on kraft card stock using Versamark ink
I love how this EB powder shows all the fine detail of the stamp....
just like real lace!


I added flowers from my stash,
die cut a few leaves and berries, 
which looked like small lily of the valley to  me for this card.

I used ribbon from the ribbon club at RRR to make my bow,
die cut a butterfly and added a few pearls.

Make sure and 'pop' on over to
to see all the 'pretties' the Design Team have to inspire you!

Entering the following Challenges:
Dragonfly Journey's .... Darling Doilies
Create and Make .... ATG/Vintage (m)
Inky Chicks .... Flowers 
Retro Rubber .... ATG (stamp older then a Year)
Use Your Stuff .... Doilies

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Out For A Stroll


I have a 'just for fun' card today.
I saw this inspiration palette at 
and just had to play along
being the cat lover I am...lol!

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I have quite a few cat stamps (dogs too) and cannot resist a challenge
that includes them IF I can find the time.
Well, I am making the time today!

I created a VERY CAS card with a tiny bit of humor in it..lol.


I embossed a tree, added a few birds to it, for a bit of color.

I stamped the cat stamp with Versamark then Black  Detail embossing powder
from Sparkle N Sprinkle.....I love how it looks a little 'furry'.

For a tiny bit of the humor I mentioned above,
I popped a little birdie on the cat's tail...
(and I am sure he is not even aware of it...LOL)
I wonder where that cat is going, he looks like he is on a mission!

This stamp has a date on it of 1991...YIKES...that's 26 years old
(I must of purchased it when I was 2....hahahahaha)!!!

Entering the following challenges:
The House That Stamps Built ....Inspiration Palette (above)
Pile It On ....Humor/Puns
Stamping Sensations .... Close To Nature (m)
Cards In Envy .... Black and White
Retro Rubber .... ATG (1991 Stamp) (x)
Make My Monday .... White Embossing (4/01)

Chocolate Bunny

Do you love bunnies?
I do, and I love this bunny die from Tutti Designs

I die cut my bunny from a 'chocolate' paper...
I just love, love the detail on this die.


I did a little 'basket weave' embossing, 
added a pretty yellow ribbon/bow from the ribbon club at RRR.

I also die cut a 'Best Wishes' from both a yellow card stock
and the chocolate as well.

I added a pretty border edge using a Precious Marieke die.
(We actually gave away one of these dies a few weeks back
at the Double D challenge).

A few sequins were added to finish.
This die is more then just for Easter,
would make a perfect baby or birthday card or
an any occasion card like I created!

Entering the following challenges:
Come and Get It .... ATG (3/24)
International Art & Soul .... Embossing (4/01)
Really Reasonable Ribbon .... Easter/Spring with ribbon

Monday, March 20, 2017

Easter Bunny

I should of known today was going to be one of those days when I got up at
3:30 am and stayed up..lol.

First a two hour phone call, then the power company shut down our power
in the middle of my Cricut cutting to change something on a transformer....
and the hubby has been sick all weekend and I think I am coming down with it...ugh!

Anyhow, I have a cute, cute Easter Bunny shaped card I made from

Regina (the owner) has the entire team
get together on The Cutting Cafe blog (on 3/21)where YOU can visit
and see all the fabulous designs in one place,
PLUS just by leaving a comment on TCC blog
you could win 3 free cut files of your own!

Today I used my Cricut to cut this cutest  Bunny shaped card.
Isn't he just the cutest?
And this bunny can be used for birthdays, a baby card and so on.

I have to admit I asked for 2 other Easter bunny cut files along 
with this one and had every intention of using all three for this post,
well, that didn't happen, however, I will be using them on my blog
later, well in advance of Easter!


I cut a lavender card base, then the body of my bunny
out of a newly, just purchased paper.
I meant to add a bit of ink detail around the edge but totally forgot to do so...geez!

I added googlie eyes and have to say that while I was trimming the whiskers
to the length I wanted, those google eyes rolled over and 'watched' me....
a bit eerie if you ask me...LOL...made me a bit nervous!!


Make sure to visit The Cutting Cafe blog tomorrow (3/21) to see
all the other fun and fantastic creations by the team....
it should up and running in the afternoon!

Entering the following challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon....Spring/Easter/Ribbon
Send A Smile 4 Kids .... Animals (3/30)

Cupcake Delight

Happy first day of SPRING!!
Our day rolled in about 3:30 am with
thunder storms and more to come this afternoon.
I could definitely do Spring without the storms!

The new March release (14 dies)is out at Tutti Designs
and it is all about birthdays!
However, these dies would work for lots of different occasions.

I have a card to share using one of the new dies
'Cupcake' #291.


I cut the die in four different colors, then paper pieced
it all together on black card stock.

I added 'sprinkles' by filling each little cutout on the cupcake
with Nuvo Crystal Drops which matched perfectly.
The colors I used were
If you haven't tried these yet they are really neat to use
and also very reasonable.
(I have the links above if interested).

A bow was added to the card to finish,
but i have to admit, I actually built the colors around this card
with the colors of the ribbon....works for me..lol.

Entering the following challenges:
Simon Says Monday .... Layer It Up
Jo's Scrap Shack .... ATG

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Flowers Silhouettes #2


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


Hi Diane with you today and showing a card using the newly released stamp set 'Flowers Silhouettes'


I started by stamping the image on card stock with green ink and filling in the leaves with Copic pens and adding a touch of Emerald Green Nuvo Glimmer Paste to each leaf.  
I knew I wanted each flower not only to be a different color, but a bright color, so I embossed each one with Versamark and different colors of embossing powders.  I inked with Versamark, then embossed, then I did the same for each flower, one at a time.


Once each flower was embossed, I used a 1" round  punch 
for each separate flower.  I didn't worry too much about the butterfly showing on the red one as shown below, as I stamped and colored it
separate as well, then popped it up on the flower later, covering it up on the punched flower.


These are the colors of embossing powders I used:
Don't they just look yummy??


Here they are after each one was done, I popped each flower up with a foam dot.


I used an IO cloud die to stamp the sentiment on using Versamark ink and Red Apple embossing powder.
The center of each flower was dotted with Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss Ebony Black.
I stamped each butterfly, then fussy cut out with Tonic 5" mini Scissors.


I used a Joy Crafts Grass die, coated it with Nuvo Glue Pen Large
then Mountain Mint Velvet glitter.
I attached it to my card front with 1/8" Tear-ific Tape.
The base was then adhered to a black card stock base with


  I was pleased with the way it turned out, so bright and cheerful!!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Little Easter Lamb

It has been craziness around here the last few days.
I took  a couple days off from my DT'ing
to spend one day shopping with my sister....
and oh my shopping did we go...it actually was one of those 
'shop til you drop' days..but we had a blast!

My second day 'off' though was not spent as planned.
I spent most of the day in the ER with my daughter.
She had gotten a chocolate Frappe from McDonald's
and had a reaction from it....
swelling her face and lips about 5 times their size.
(I would show you her picture but she would disown me..lol)
It was very scarey to see her like that and also very scarey
to think what was in the drink to cause all that.
Not the way either of planned to spend our Friday!

On another note, 
I have another card to share today using the Tutti Designs
I love this lamb die, it is a big one,
taking up the entire card front.


I used a mixed media paper pack that had a pretty burlap 
piece in it for the background and a pretty
Easter trim for the bow!
The lamb itself (die) is cut from a Ken Oliver
watercolored Memories paper pack...
I love all the  different colors it creates on the die cut.
Of course I had to give him a little bling collar!!

Make sure and come back Monday as the March
release will be out at Tutti Designs and you won't want to miss it...I will have a project here using one of the new dies!
What better way to celebrate the first day of Spring!!

Entering the following challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon .... Spring/Easter...Ribbon/Trim
Cratfy Catz .... ATG Touch of Pink

Friday, March 17, 2017

A Pocket Full Of Spring


It is that time of the month once again for a new challenge at 
It is being hosted by our lovely and talented Anne
and she has chosen the theme
'Springtime'.

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge

For my creation I made a very colorful card using things
from my scrap bags.


I started with a distressed candy hearts background I had rejected from
another project, and ended up covering most of it up
with a 2nd distressed designer paper.

I popped up a little 'pocket' and filled it with some 3D stickers I
received from a friend (thank you Terri).
they are actually very shiny and sparkle IRL.


In my bag of yellow scraps, I found a die cut bow and a little bunny
which I also was able to use, along with a bit of
a grass die cut!

This is a bit of a different card for me and I am not sure how
'Fussy and Fancy' it is, but I think whomever I send it to,
it will cheer them up!

Take a 'peek' over at the Fussy and Fancy challenge
to let the Design Team inspire you, they always, always have
totally gorgeous work,
and remember, just because our name is
you don't have to be!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Pretty In Pink

Another card I made for Tutti Designs this time using
a beautiful background die 'Rose Frame'
I just love the beauty of this die.






To get the layered look I have die cut the image
with the center part of the die, then just inlaid it
like a puzzle piece....
it makes it look like I die cut the pink card stock too,
but it is actually a full piece underneath,
making it a very easy card.

I added a few flowers and die cut some leaves.

The image is a Nellie's Choice by Sandra Kuck,
it is from a panel called 'little sister'...so sweet!
I purchased several of these a long while back and this is the first
I have used them....I have way too much stash!

Entering the following challenges:
Create and Makes #9 ....ATG optional vintage (m 3/27)
Inky Chicks .... Flowers (3/31)
Dragonfly Dreams .... Girly with Die Cut/Punch (m)
Cupcake Inspirations .... color inspired (3/17)


Cardz For Gals .... Pretty In Pink