sending hugs

Good morning! I am sharing some cards today using the new Sweet ‘n Sassy stamp sets from the May Release. Here I used Girl Power, Itty Bitty Blossoms, and the May Stamp of the Month, Scripty Thoughts (free with your $75 order). It is a great release and Girl Power keeps selling out…so be sure to grab yours!

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The girls were designed for Bible Journaling but they work nicely for card making too. I wanted to put one in a window so I die cut a pretty one and stamped some Itty Bitty Blossoms above.

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I also die cut an opening on my second card for another girl. Then I highlighted some words with a circle punch and banner die. Her clothing was paper pieced.

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Girl Power, Itty Bitty Blossoms, and Scripty Thoughts; paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink, Peach Parfait, MME- The Sweetest Thing; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- 3/4″ circle punch, Art Impressions 4749- Window Deco Die, Copics, Gina Marie Peekaboo Circles, Impression Obsession flower die, Stickles.

no tomorrow!

Hey friends! I am just popping in quick with some kids’ birthday cards I made the other day. This time I was stamping just for fun and wow… how cute are these dinos?! I’m not sure what took me so long to use them!

These fun images are from Reverse Confetti’s No Tomorrow set. I also used the matching dies, No Tomorrow Confetti Cuts. I have to say that I was surprised how nicely the stamps inked up right out of the package. I will definitely purchase their stamps again!

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When I went to their site to link up the set, I noticed a challenge on their blog and the theme is…birthday! lol. I guess I will go play along. :) Here’s some single pics… I love how they turned out. I decided not to color the images this time but they will be super fun to color another time I use them!

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I LOVE the “party like there’s no tomorrow” sentiment!

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Have a great night!

stamps- Reverse Confetti’s No Tomorrow; paper- white, SU! Coastal Cabana, Lemon Lime Twist and Lucky Limeade, Colorbok- Carnival; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- corner rounder, 2 1/2″ circle punch, MFT Stitched Rounded Rectangles, SNSS Stars dies (retired).

wish big little piggy

Hello friends and happy Monday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with another card I made using one of the new Flutters sets! Here I used 4975- Pig Flutter Set to create a fun, interactive card.

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I thought about putting my pig up in the air and the farm scene down low but I didn’t want my pull tab hanging over the scene so I switched it around. This little piggy is on the ground, making a big wish that he will take flight! lol.

When you pull the tab, his wings move up & down! So fun! I used Mini White Brads (a few are included in the set to get you started) to attach the wings and colored them with a Copic marker to make them pink. Instead of coloring the whole pig, I stamped him onto pink cardstock. Then I colored his hooves, snout, ears and cheeks.

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Have a great Monday and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4975- Pig Flutter Set; paper- white, black, SU! Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Riding Hood Red, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Wild Wasabi, and Pear Pizzazz; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, foam tape, string, MISTI, glue pen, MFT Blueprints 21, Gina Marie Barn and Silo & Grass dies, Art Impressions Mini White Brads.

crazy friends

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Playing Dress-Up” and we are featuring the NEW Girlfriends Release! Here I used 4989- Crazy Friends Set.

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The Girlfriends line continues to be an Ai fan favorite and I’m sure you’ll love the 2 new additions. I found some paper for a die cut frame that matches her skirt and I had to choose this sentiment…love it!

Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Playing Dress-Up” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4989- Crazy Friends Set; paper- white, black, SU! Soft Sky, The Paper Studio- Safari Unlimited; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, foam tape, Die-Namics Stitched Rectangle Frames, SU! Designer Label punch, rhinestones.

cacti greetings

Good morning! Today I am sharing two cards using some new Sweet ‘n Sassy stamp sets from the May Release. Here I used Refresh My Soul and the May Stamp of the Month, Scripty Thoughts (free with your $75 order).

On my first card, I punched a 2″ circle in the white layer. Then I used 3 small images stamped repeatedly to frame the opening. The cactus was added and the whole layer was popped up.

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I stamped the large cactus repeatedly on the background of my second card. Then I punched three circles to add the cute cacti. Both cards have a few dots of Stickles to add a touch of sparkle. These images are versatile for many occasions.

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Refresh My Soul and Scripty Thoughts; paper- white, SU! Pistachio Pudding; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Certainly Celery; accessories- Stickles, Copics, 2″ circle punch.

a 300 yard drive

Hello friends and happy Monday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card I made using one of the Ai Work and Play sets. Here I used 4902- Par-Tee Golfers Set.

I will be the first to admit that I know nothing about golf and I’m terrible at estimating distance, but I’m pretty sure a 300-yard drive would be pretty impressive! lol. This guy is sure having fun with his 300-yard drive!

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Have a great Monday and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4902- Par-Tee Golfers Set; paper- white, SU! Baja Breeze, The Paper Studio- Be Jeweled; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Die-Namics Grassy Hills, Gina Marie Golf Cart die, craft knife, cutting mat, foam tape, MISTI.

Itty Bitty Blossoms

Happy Mother’s Day, friends!

Today I am sharing a couple cards using some new Sweet ‘n Sassy stamp sets from the May Release. I used Itty Bitty Blossoms and the May Stamp of the Month, Scripty Thoughts (free with your $75 order). But before I get to the cards, be sure to check out the Mother’s Day sale!

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For my first card, I stamped the blossoms onto a kraft colored cardstock with black ink and spotlighted a few by coloring them with colored pencils. I also spotlighted the word “love” with a punched circle. The word “live” is actually the word “love” in which I didn’t ink the “o”, then I stamped the “I” in it’s place.

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My second card is a bit “out of the box”. I used one of the leaves in the set to create heart-shaped flowers for my Bleeding Heart image. The background was sponged with a stencil.

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The last card I am sharing today has a die cut background. The flowers and leaves were all stamped onto colored cardstock scraps and fussy cut. A simple “thanks” is all that is needed to finish it off!

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I love the versatility of these two sets and they pair together so nicely.

Have a great Mother’s day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Itty Bitty Blossoms and Scripty Thoughts; paper- white, SU! Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, The Paper Studio- Pretty Petals; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Garden Green and Soft Sky; accessories- Tim Holtz Burlap stencil, Stickles, Copics, colored pencils, 3/4″ circle punch, ribbon, glue dots, glue pen, Gina Marie Stitched Circle Plate Background.

Lighthouse Circlet MTF

Hello friends and happy Monday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with another card I made using one of the Ai Circlet MTF sets. Here I used the 4979- Lighthouse Circlet MTF set. Last month I shared 3 different ways that I used the new Circlets sets and here’s the last card design I made.

This one is sort-of a card inside of a card! From the front, once again you peek through the layers for a glimpse of the inside.

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The first circle has the fence image. My blue card base is 5 1/2 x 6 1/2. The 6 1/2″ side is scored at 2 1/4. I die cut an extra circle for the inside to give it a nice finish. When the front flap is opened, the lighthouse shows.

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My white card insert is 5 1/4 x 8, scored @ 4″. When this one is opened, you see the little boat.

My patterned paper layers are 2 x 5 1/4 (front), 3/4 x 5 1/4 (middle), and 3 3/4 x 5 (inside back).

CHA Jan 2018 4cHave a great Monday and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4979- Lighthouse Circlet MTF; paper- white, SU! Pool Party, Echo Park Summer Dreams; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Die-Namics Cross Stitched Circles, Scor-Pal, enamel dot, Impression Obsession dies- 184-L and 189-C.

Fairy Flutter

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Winged Things” and we are featuring the NEW Flutters Release! Here I used 4973- Fairy Flutter Set to create a super fun interactive card. Bonnie has done it again in creating another awesome line!

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When you pull on the tab, the fairy’s wings move up and down! I love the matching sentiment too! Each set includes everything you need (stamps, dies, brads) to make the wings move except a piece of string.

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Here’s a quick video…
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Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Winged Things” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4973- Fairy Flutter Set; paper- white, Core’dinations Teal Plaid & Teal Large Dot; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, foam tape, enamel dots, SU! oval punch, string.

a mother’s love

Hello! Sweet ‘n Sassy has just released some great new sets for May…be sure to check them out! Before I share any of the new stamps, though, I have two Mother’s Day cards using a stamp set from the April Release. Here I used A Mother’s Love. This set has wonderful silhouettes and on the first card, I heat embossed the image and sentiment.

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For my second card, I masked and sponged the oval background. Then I stamped the silhouette and sentiment for a CAS card.

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy A Mother’s Love; paper- white, black, SU! Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, MME- In Bloom; ink- Versafine Black, SU! Riding Hood Red, Lemon Lime Twist, Coastal Cabana, Sweet Sugarplum; accessories- black embossing powder, Gina Marie Wonky Stitched Ovals, Nuvo Drops.