a special day…

…in more ways than 1! 

Today is the sneak preview of my new set, Special Day, at All That Scraps!  And if you scroll past my sample, I have a pic from a very special day this past weekend!  It was sooo much fun! 

My sneak preview card here was actually sneaked on Saturday, a little early, at the 3rd Annual WNY Spring Fest in Buffalo, NY.  This was my shoebox project for the ladies at my tables to make.  Tracy had the best idea this year to not only hold a shoebox swap in the morning, but in the afternoon as well.  With some careful planning, she managed to seat everyone so they didn’t get the same projects twice and we came away with double the fun!

I used two of the images in the set here along with two sentiments (one was on the inside and I forgot to get a pic). 


I love the ribbon woven through the punched border…that was a trick I saw on my friend Cheryl’s blog.  Thanks, Cheryl!

You can check out the other samples made with this set on the ATS blog.  And check back each day for new sneak peeks!

And here’s another pic from our special day on Saturday.  This was taken after the day’s big event was over and after clean-up, shopping at the fab Buffalo stamp store, and our dinner out at My Tomato Pie.  We were pretty tired but look how happy we are!  I actually lifted this pic from Tracy’s blog since my pics are still unpacked, but I figure since she copied it from my camera, it’s all good.  lol! 

This is only a few of the ladies who attended (there were almost 100 from NY, PA and Canada!) and I think each of us in this pic attended every year so far.


This is Melissa (Tracy’s SIL), Tracy (our fab hostess), Lisa, Michele, Cheryl, me, and Karen.  What fun ladies to spend the weekend with!  More of our friends were still inside eating…I wish I had taken more pics at the event.  sigh.  Tracy and I are wearing the cutest shirts she made for the helpers so they could easily be spotted for anyone who needed help.  She thinks of everything! 

card deets:

stamps- Special Day by Cookie Crumbs; paper- Pink P., white; ink- Memento Black; accessories- Spellbinders Fancy Tags and Labels 4, Copics, ribbon, pearls, Cuttlebug Love Language, Martha Stewart garden trellis punch.

6 responses to “a special day…

  1. Oh Diane, I LOVED this card at the gathering and never told you so. I was on sensory overload as well, so it didn’t even register that this was your project and it might be a sneak peak!! I think I have a picture on my camera of it too! Great pic of you guys too!

  2. great new stamp set and what a fantastic card Diane. Sounds like fun times.


  3. Very pretty, Diane! I love the colors and the ribbon threaded through the punched border.

  4. Awesome card Diane 😉
    Love the punch you used! Is it from Martha Steward

    Hugs, Janneke

  5. Great card and image! Glad I was one of the ones to get to make this beauty! It was a great time, wasn’t it? (That pic of me is scaring me…diet time again!)

  6. Cheryl Rowley

    Love your new set, diane and I am so glad I got to make one of these cards! What afun day it was! I miss everyone already!
    That is a happy looking group! Think it was the great meal we had just eaten?

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