Sunday, June 25, 2017


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

Hi Diane with you today with a card I made using the newly released
Umbrella Friends digi set.
This set can also be purchased as a stamp set Umbrella Friends #851.

I have to admit that this card is a favorite of mine.
So simple in design but yet packs a punch.!
I used the pre-colored digi image for this card.

I started out by die cutting a Spellbinders die Devine Eleoquence
from white card over the image,
 then placing it on a piece of Sticker Paper,
which left the intricate die cuts exposed on the 'sticky' side,
allowing me to add Orchid glitter.
I used a Glitter Brush to 'clean' all the glitter off the other areas.
Once that was done (pretty isn't it?),
I adhered 3 of the 4 sides onto another card stock.

I made a 'pull out' tag for the sentiment.
Using the digi sentiment from the set, I printed it, then
using a Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Banner die,
I die cut the image out, then placing it on another larger banner from the same banner set.
The little flower was colored, then glittered with
A ribbon was added for the pull out.

on various places on the image to add a bit more sparkle.

This was a fun design and will be a wonderful card for a friend.
Thanks for visiting with me today.

Saturday, June 24, 2017


Very simple but somewhat elegant card
I think would be good for a sympathy card
or even someone that needs a 'pick me up'.

I love the softness of this card, it seems calming somehow.

I used two of Tutti Designs dies for this one

I embossed a light gray card stock then layered it with two
other papers, once again using Tutti Design dies
Nesting Stitched Rectangles.
Three small Roses were added to the cross.
Isn't that cross die pretty?
I love it!

Entering the following challenges:
Path of Positivity .... Faith~Hope~Love
Word Art Wednesday .... ATG
Simon Says Wednesday .... Patterned Paper
Allsorts .... Flower Power

Friday, June 23, 2017

Love You Dad

I have a second post today because I just couldn't help
and the fact that I have LOTS of masculine cards I have!

This card was made for Father's Day with a Father's Day die,
but I think it be could given just as well as a birthday card!

I used snippets of paper from my scrap bags...gotta love that
and the die is a Tutti Designs Father and Daughter.

I punched a little heart and popped it up....
the sentiment was stamped directly onto the designer paper,
Another pretty easy card and easy to mail, too!

Entering the following challenges:
Cuttlebug Mania .... Father's Day

Love 'Notes"

Today I have a different sort of a masculine card from my 'norm'
....a bit of a 'love one!

For this card I used one of the very newly released dies from
Tutti Designs 'Saxophone'.

Very clean and simple with a stitched black star behind
and a glittery saxophone.....
tiny read hearts coming out of the horn and
a perfect stamped image for a sweetheart of a man!!

On another 'note' (teehee)
this is where I spent  all day yesterday in the hospital
with my daughter and granddaughter waiting patiently
for this little sweet heart to arrive...
we left the house around 3:30 am and I
returned around 7pm...lets just say it was a
tense day as things didn't go as planned,
as my granddaughter Ally was high risk...
but in the end we were blessed with this little

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Meet Malaika  (pronounced malika and means 'angel' in Swahili (spelling?) )
born at 2:25pm (C section in the end)
weighing 8#'s 6oz and 19" long.....the sweetest baby...
and making me once again a great granny!!
(look at those chubby cheeks..oh my!!)

Entering the following challenges:
The Alphabet Challenge .... 'H' for Hearts
Words To Craft By .... Keep Love In Your Heart
Unicorn Challenge .... For The Guys (m)
Cardz For Guys .... Stars
Watercooler Wednesdays .... Masculine

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Shabby Chic Romance Card

I have a 'shabby chic' romance/wedding card today.
It is one that definitely will pretty much have to be hand given....
non the less it is worth it I think.

I used a Tutti Designs Dove Love Heart die.

The background is a pretty already embossed dot paper I picked up
at a scrapbook store.  The Roses and flowers were from my stash and the
ribbon/bow is from the RRR ribbon club.

Entering the following challenges:
Through The Purple Haze .... Pink
In The Pink .... Special Occasions 
Frilly and Funkie ....With This Ring
Crafting When We Can .... Shabby Chic
Shopping Our Stash ....Think Pink
The Card Concept .... Romantic Roses

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Summer Fun

Today is the day the entire Design Team comes together
at The Cutting Cafe blog with our creations all in one place.
Do visit there and leave a comment for YOUR chance to win
3 cut files of your own!!

I used the Summer Bingo Cards Printable Stamps for my card.
These cards can be printed in 3 different sizes.
I chose the smaller ones as I wanted to place them on a card.
There are many more to choose from and you can find them HERE!

I popped up my cute 'summer flip flop' bingo card on an
embossed white card stock...thought those shells were a perfect touch!

I added a starfish, beach chair and tiny flip flops using Impression Obsession dies.
To finish I added a pink hemp cord.
I wouldn't call this CAs, but would say it is simple...went together fast
and will make a perfect summer birthday card or a 'just because' card!

Entering the following challenges:
Crafty Card makers .... Here comes Summer
Ooh La La .... Summertime
Really Reasonable Ribbon....Summer With Trim/ribbon

Double D Challenges Weddings

Today is the 3rd Wednesday of the month and that means a new challenge at
Double D Challenges.

The theme is weddings and the beautiful mood board below.

I have been on vacation so I went with a Tutti Designs card
just to make thngs easy on!

I used an Esse White card stock for the background
and a stitched heart along with a Doves and Rings die.

A very simple but elegant card.

Make sure and visit the Double D blog to see all the
gorgeous (and I mean gorgeous) creations from the DD teams....
join in with us too, there is always a prize to be won
and badges as well!

Entering the following challenges:
Cards In Envy .... White On White
{Pin}spirational .... Weddings