Friday, January 28, 2011

A card and charm bracelet for Avery

Here is a super cute charm bracelet and a card I made for my niece's 4th birthday. I had some Shrinky-dink images from a while ago that I colored them with my Copics.  I punched holes at the top before using the heat on them. I strung them on some cord and used the cutest beads in between each little image.  I also made her a balerina card using Twinkle Toes. I used an Action Wobble to make her "dance" - she is holding the tiniest cupcake in her hand, this was made with a mini paper punch that I colored and Stickled. The pink card base was run through my Cuttlebug using Scrollwork folder and I sanded the paper to reveal the white core. The "Happy Birthday" sentiment is from the Family & Friends from My Pink Stamper! I recylcled a tin from some small cookie cutters to hold the charm bracelet. I cut a cup cake image from Doodlecharms and stuck it to the front over some polka dot cardstock. It all came out so cute and she loved it!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Blog Award!

A big thank you to Alexandra @ for giving me a Blog Award.


in order to accept this award I have to state 3 things that make me different from everyone else, and nominate 5 other blogger's to receive the "My Blog has Attitude Award"

1. I love washing and folding laundry and despise doing dishes!!!! 
2. When I was 9 years old I won a first place ribbon for a floral arrangment that i made in the Brownies.
3. I am the middle of 5 children and my boyfriend is older than my oldest sisters husband, by 7 years! but I still LOVE him!!! lol

So, now I would like to pass on the award to five more recipients, and they are:
1. Karel @ - One By One the Flamingos are Stealing my Sanity
2. Ashely - - Ash Caught the Bugg
3. Lauren @ - 40:31 Creations
4. Michelle @ - Purple Monkey Moments

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Apologies to my fellow bloggers - i am having some serious technical difficulties with my blog and im not sure how long it will take to clear it up! If anyone has any help to offer - im all ears! thanks in advance!!! diane

Sunday, January 23, 2011

A slice of cake - From my Kitchen!

For my Grandmothers upcoming birthday I made her card using the From my Kitchen cart. This was one of the $9.99 carts from Michaels that I had been waiting for sooo long to get it. I swear my first life was lived in the 50's because I just love the retro images on it! Using my Gypsy and the Accent Essentials cart I created the square, scallop edged card, with a window front. I welded two images and just hid the inside square on one side. I put the polka dot paper on the inside of the card and made a larger rectangle to fit over it on the inside also. I used some blue and green glam rocks around the outside and Cinnamon colored Stickles on the top edge of the cake slice. I cant recall who makes the sentiment but I curved it and it fit quite well with the design. A sheer green bow finished off this card.
I have mailed it to her, but I am planning to surprise her with a long overdue visit next weekend! I can't wait to see her! Enjoy!
Happy Birthday Gram!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Elsa's Birthday GiveAway!

Wishing Elsa some Birthday Love for her upcoming birthday on January 27!!!! She is offering some birthday blog candy here:
Happy Birthday Elsa!!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Canine Thank You cards

Here are the Thank You cards I made to mail out to my friends and family for gifts I got for my recent birthday. I used a booklet of stencils that I bought years ago and had never used. The booklet is called "Fun With Dogs stencils" by Paul E. Kennedy, Dover Publications. There are 6 stencils of Scottish Terrier, Pointer, Bull Terrier, Daschund and a German Shepard. I love the Tsukineko Walnut inks. The colors I used were the Java, Willow, Cherry Blossom and Lilac - I love these little spray inks - wish i had more colors! Masking the cards (Papertrey Ink - white), I then spritzed them let them dry for a few minutes and decorated them with super narrow satin ribbon for the collars with a little i-rock bling and cut some DCWV glitter cardstock on the edges - (I LOVE THIS PAPER!!!). I used my ever favorite EK ticket punch for the "thank you" - a two piece clear stamp from Stampendous. These cards came out so nice! I'm impressed with how the inks dried - nice and crisp!
Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, January 12, 2011


In less than 24 hours (starting late evening on 1/11 Ridgefield, CT) we have got over 24 plus inches of SNOW! Its going to be fun digging out the next couple of days. We are expecting more snow on Saturday. Yay. Not.

my car (a Neon) just buried - and this is not from drifts of snow - its wicked high!

my handsome boy - head tilted when i asked if he wanted to go out.

Icicles hanging outside my kitchen window.

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Re-post Valentines Cards past

Here are some past Valentine cards & a mail box project that have I made. 
I will add the 2011 Valentine cards next week. Thanks for looking!

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Throwback Thursday "Viewers Choice" challenge ~ Ep. 151

Here is my entry for this week's Throwback Thursday challenge. I used my Gypsy to create this card.
The cuts are from the Sweethearts cartridge (the lock, key and the shape that is behind them).
The red and gold Foil papers are by American Crafts. Under those the layers I ran this neat, fuzzy, sort of red "ribbon" from Michaels. I used my all time favorite i-rock tool to add two litte pink blings to the corners. For the lettering, I used a package of Martha Stewart rub-on letters in gold and finished the sentiment inside which reads "to my heart". I also added the middle cut from the key - the heart - to the top left. The last two details, I ran the shaped piece (not sure of the name of it) through my Cuttlebug using the Polka Dots folder and inked the edges of the pink papers with a pretty pink Studio G ink square. The dimensionals I used are some new ones that i am trying out from - reasonably priced and you get tons!


In the last couple of months I have received two blog awards. I am wickedly overdue to say thank you to Celeste and Karen. So here it is! THANK YOU! and im so sorry for not being able to post about them until now. Long story short, I have been ill and have been neglecting my blog page and scrapping. I am hoping that 2011 is a year of better health for me and I have the ability to paper craft to my hearts content.
So without further ado, I would like to thank Celeste ( and Karen (

Both of these ladies are amazingly talented and you will certainly enjoy their creations! Check them out, join their blog pages and be inspired. Thanks for sending me these lovley blog awards ladies, they are truly appreciated!

Slideshow of Cards