anniversary silhouettes

Happy Friday! Sharing a card today using Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the NEW December release. Here I used Scene Silhouettes: Woodland (the December 2017 Stamp of the Month), Scene Silhouettes: Tall Grass, and Thoughtful Words.

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I sponged the background, masking the water first. Then I masked the sun with a punched circle. So easy but it always looks pretty!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Scene Silhouettes: Woodland, Scene Silhouettes: Tall Grass, and Thoughtful Words; paper- white, navy; ink- Versafine Black, SU! Midnight Muse, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, and Peach Parfait; accessories- circle punch, post-it notes, rhinestones.


Hello friends!  Art Impressions is taking a break (for the holiday) from the challenges this week but we are still featuring some new sets that you’ll love! Today the team has samples of the new Art Impressions Work & Play and Funny Farm sets! Here I used 4933- Catastrophy Set.

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If you are a cat lover (and even if you’re not!), this set is a must-have. I love that “meow-ch” sentiment!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4933- Catastrophy Set; paper- white, Simple Stories- Vintage Bliss; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Blueprints 15, adhesive pearls.

on your special day

Hello! I almost have my holiday cards ready for the mail! We still need to get our tree up, though. Just taking a moment to pop in quick with a masculine card using some Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps.  These are from the NEW December release which is pretty awesome…just sayin’! Here I used a special set called Scene Silhouettes: Woodland which happens to be the December 2017 Stamp of the Month. You can get this set Free with your $60 order through 12/31/17 .  I also used a new set called Thoughtful Words.

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This card is pretty self-explanatory…I just tore the white die cut rounded square for the snow.

Have a great Tuesday!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Scene Silhouettes: Woodland and Thoughtful Words; paper- white, brown, SU! Crumb Cake; ink- SU! Soft Suede; accessories- corner rounder, MFT Die-Namics In & Out Stitched Rounded Squares, Blueprints 20, adhesive pearls.


Hello friends and happy Monday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with another card using the new Ai Mouthfuls. I love these cute, punny critters! Here I used the purr-fectly funny 4951 – Cat Mouthful Set. Do you know a cat like this? If I fit, I sit…lol!

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I die cut the cat’s mouth, planning to put the to-go cup in her hand but then decided I really wanted to use those super cool glasses too! And, of course, you need a yummy donut to go with the cup.  :)  The lens on the glasses and the frosting on the donut have Crystal Effects to make them shiny.

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Have a great Monday and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4951 – Cat Mouthful Set; paper- white, SU! Basic Gray, MME- In Bloom; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Circle Nestabilities, MFT Cross Stitch Circles, foam tape, SU! Key Tag punch, Crystal Effects, enamel dots, foam tape.

have a ball

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Funny & Punny” and we are featuring the new Art Impressions Mouthfuls! Bonnie has lots of punny sentiments on the Ai website and these are a great addition. Here I used 4950 – Dino Mouthful Set.

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The background paper has gold embossed stars for the “all-star birthday” soccer theme. Coach Dino even brought a cake!

The soccer ball was die cut and mounted on an Action Wobble for some wiggly movement.

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Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Funny & Punny” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4950 – Dino Mouthful Set; paper- white, black, Bazzill Basics Kraft Foil, Doodlebug Sugar Shoppe; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Art Impressions Action Wobble , Large Oval Nestibilities, MFT Wonky Stitched Ovals and Mix & Match Banners, Stickles, enamel dots, foam tape.

ROOmor has it

Hello friends and happy Monday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the 4947 – Kangaroo Mouthful Set. The new Mouthfuls quickly became one of my favorite lines as they are so cute and fun to work with!

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Since I put the little roo in the die cut pouch, I thought it would be fun to also create a pocket card to place them in. I used a Sizzix library pocket die for my card and decorated it with several of the fun little accessory images in the set. The included dies make it a snap!

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I also wanted the little roo to remain un-attached (but didn’t want him to get lost wandering around at the trade show. ha!) so I adhered him to a string and attached the other end behind the pouch.

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Here’s a view of the backside and where I placed the Scor-Tape and string. Be sure to not adhere the pouch so your roo can slip inside! I forgot to take a photo of the roo attached, but I just die cut an extra piece of white cardstock with the roo die to adhere to the back of him. This covered the string and also hides the bleed-through of the markers.

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Have a great Monday and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4947 – Kangaroo Mouthful Set; paper- white, SU! Pink Pirouette, Coastal Cabana, and Soft Sky, MME- In Bloom; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Sizzix Bigz XL Library Pocket, MFT Blueprints 20, Scor-Tape, Large Circle Nestabilities, MFT Cross Stitch Circles, foam tape.

a hunter’s birthday

Hello! I am just taking a break from holiday cards to pop in with a masculine birthday card using some Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps.  (Can you believe it’s December already?) Here I used Tender Thoughts and Birthday Greetings.

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I sponged the background first and snuck in a little purple and peachy pink to make a night-time sky. Then I stamped the trees and just had to add the cute squirrel!

I hope you are having a great Friday!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Tender Thoughts and Birthday Greetings; paper- white, black, SU! Basic Gray and Marina Mist; ink- SU! Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo, and Midnight Muse, Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- SU! Washi Label punch.

happy thoughts

Good morning! I needed a few thank you cards recently using specific company products and I realized I forgot to photograph one or two before sending them off. Ugh. Here’s a few I came up with though. The first uses the MISTI with Altenew’s Beautiful Day stamp set. Love that flower and the MISTI makes it easy! I added a few Nuvo drops under the sentiment.

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The second one uses a sweet pup from Paper Smooches’ Woofers and Tweeters. Her muzzle was stamped a second time and popped with foam tape. The sentiment is from Slang Gang. Gotta love it!  Both cards have an embossed background with the Darice Plaid embossing folder.

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Have a great day!


no peeking!

Recently some friends and I got together for a day of stamping fun. Most of us are from NY and PA. We all plan a card for everyone to make and I love our November get together because I end up with a great addition to my Christmas card pile!

For my project, I used the SU! Santa’s Suit stamp set and an old sentiment from my stash.

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I saw a card somewhere where someone cut Santa’s pants and it was too cute not to CASE. I borrowed a layout from another card and I was happy with it. Here’s the front “opened”.

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Have a great day!

stamps- SU! Santa’s Suit, AmyR Winter Sentiments; paper- red, white, kraft, SU! Blush Blossom; ink- Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- SU! Lucky Stars embossing folder, Cuttlebug Candy Cane Stripes embossing folder, MISTI tool, Promarker- Soft Peach, twine, craft knife and cutting mat, gold sequins, SU! small oval punch and Banners Framelits.

Christmas pine

Good morning!

Just popping in with a CAS Christmas card using some Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps.  Here I used Christmas Pine.

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This really was pretty quick & easy to create…in fact, I made 4 in a short time for my holiday cards. I stamped the pinecone first and masked it before stamping the branches. The background was lightly sponged over a stencil and the brown “splatters” were from an old stamp. Instead of coloring the pinecone, I simply sponged on a bit of brown and added a little Stickles for some sparkle.

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas Pine; paper- white, brown, SU! Old Olive; ink- SU! Old Olive, Soft Suede and Early Espresso; accessories- The Crafter’s Workshop- Mini Quatrefoil Reversed stencil, ribbon, glue dots, Stickles.