Saturday, May 28, 2016


I had a request to make a few wedding cards- a pink one for the parents of the bride and a blue one for the groom.  The cards could not be white-white is not a wedding color in there culture.  So I went with pink and gold and with blue and silver. I used some beautiful flocked papers by Anna Griffin.  The birds and cage are by Spellbinders.  The flowers and gems are Paper Studio.

For my second card I started with an Anna Griffin base I cut the center out and backed it with flocked paper,  The butterflies, medallion and rose are all Anna Griffin dies.
Diana at DL.ART has a special red, white and blue bundle for memorial and it is 20% off Memorial Day Weekend only

Friday, May 27, 2016


I made this cute box card on my Explore using the Cricut Lori Whitlcok All Occasion Box Card Cartridge.  It was on sale last week.  This card was made for my boss who got her Masters in Fashion Merchandising.  The papers are Paper Studio.  The gold foil is DCWV.  I used various stickers from my stash.

Thursday, May 26, 2016


Hello, today is the beginning of a new Thankful Thursday Challenge at DL.ART.  This time the challenge is "Boys or Men".  You can always substitute a Thank You card.  For this challenge I used all three colors of ribbon from the Newspaper Bundle.  Diana sells the most beautiful ribbons.  The colors are gorgeous.  She offers my reader a 10% discount-use the code  K34510 at checkout.
The fun stamp is DADS DAY by Joy Clair Stamps.  The papers and sticker are "Happy Birthday Man" by Paper Studio.

I can't wait to see your projects.  Have fun creating

Thursday, May 19, 2016


Welcome to Day 2 of the Celebration Blog Hop.   Die-Versions have collaborated with two awesome companies:  Joy Clair Stamps and DL.ART  to come up with a fun and festive Celebration Blog Hop. We want to showcase how well our three companies products work together.  Die-Versions makes very intricate and lovely dies; Joy Clair makes high quality clear stamps; and DL.ART makes gorgeous rayon hand dyed crinkle ribbon and also carries bakers twine and other hand crafted seasonal supplies.

The Celebration Blog Hop will take place on Wednesday, May 18th, Thursday, May 19th and Friday, May 20th.  Over the three days all Design Team Members will be sharing with you projects they have made for all the many upcoming Celebrations that come around this time of year, ie....Weddings, Baby Showers, Baby Births, Graduations, Father's Day, and of course Birthdays!  All Design Team Members will be using supplies from all three companies to make their projects so you can see for yourself how lovely these products work together and how dies, stamps and ribbons are the perfect combination!!

There will be prizes for those who comment on all the blogs over the three days and who become followers of all the blogs. Die-Versions is giving away a $50.00 Gift Certificate to the Die-Versions store. Joy Clair is giving away 3 $25.00 Gift Certificates to the Joy Clair store, one each day  and DL.ART is giving away a $10.00 Gift Code to the DL.ART store to one lucky winner!!  The prizes will be announced on all three of the companies  Die-VersionsJoy Clair and DL.ART blogs on Sunday, May 22nd.

DL.ART is running a 3 day Special during the Blog Hop for all of the Design Team Followers ~ 12% off your entire order at DL.ART by using code:  DJDHOPS this code will only be valid on the 3 days of the Celebration Blog Hop.

You should have come here from Cornelia-, if not, then please start at the beginning of the at Die-Versions Blog.   The entire list of Designers for the entire Celebration Blog Hop is listed on the Die-Versions Blog

Your next stop on the blog hop is  Cara-

For my first card  I used the beautiful Pacifier die by Die versions.  I used the new  "Oh Baby" stamp set by Joy Clair.  The beautiful ribbon is Pure Love from the Valentine Bundle at DL.ART.

For my second card I began with Die-Versions Butterfly Collage die.  I cut it in yellow and green.  I cut the two butterflies from the green cut and popped them up on the yellow one.  I embossed the sentiment "To the Happy Couple" from the Joy Clair set called Wedding Wishes.  The gorgeous ribbon is Pure Love from the Valentine Bundle  and Primrose from the Spring 1 Bundle at DL.ART

For my last card I began by coloring an image from the Joy Clair set OH Baby.  Then I cut the Die-Version Whisper-Pacifier  in two different shades of green.  I used the bottom part of the die for the sentiment.  The upped portion is in the corner.  Then I made a big fluffy bow using Primrose and Mint from  Spring Bundle 1 and 2 by DL.ART.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016


Today is the start of the CELEBRATION BLOG HOP.  Three amazing companies-Die-VersionsJoy Clair Stamps,and DL.ART have joined together to create a fun and festive blog hop. The fun begins HERE.  I will be posting my projects tomorrow on Day Two of the hop.
I am having so much fun with these three companies that I had to show you a card I made.
I began by coloring this cute little frog from the Joy Clair Hoppy Birthday set.  The beautiful yellow ribbon is Primrose-Spring Bundle by DL.ART.  I added a cute little butterfly die that I cut out of the Butterfly Collage by Die-Versions.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


Artistic Impressions have the funniest stamp sets.  They have a humorous challenge going on . CLICK HERE.  They are launching 10 new sets at Hobby Lobby.  The store near me has not received them yet.  I got this set at Michaels.  I stamped the image on Canson watercolor paper using
Memento Ink.  I swiped Marvy markers onto a pallet then used a brush and water to color in the image.  I cut the image out with My Creative Time Stitched Oval dies.  Then I inserted it in to a rectangle cut with MCT Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies and More.  I cut the sentiment with Fun Stitched Tag Dies.

Monday, May 16, 2016


My friend wanted an 18th birthday card for a girl who is into photography, she also has blonde hair with pink streaks.  Here is what I came up with.  I began with the image from Pack Your Bags in Cricut Design Space then I added balloons from Carousel.  The papers and the stickers are Echo Park.  The gals jewelry are Julie Nutting.


Friday, May 13, 2016


Fantabulous Cricut is having a "Things With Wings" Challenge.  I made this card using some new Anna Griffin products that I received in the mail.  I love the flocked background paper. and the card base.    The bird is from Art Decco and the branch is from Art  Nouveau, the branch is from Spring Cottage.  The beautiful red ribbon is RAO Red from the Newspaper Bundle by DL.ART

Thursday, May 12, 2016


OH my gosh, I am so excited 24 more school days until my son graduates.  He is not a morning person.  Getting him up this year has been brutal.  I am so excited for his graduation on June 10th.  Now I am planning a party.   Graduation and / or flowers is the theme of the Thankful Thursday Challenge over at  DL.ART.  You can always enter a Thank You card if you prefer.  Diana sells gorgeous ribbon and twine in her DL.ART Shop.  She offers my readers a 10% discount - just use the code K34510 at checkout.  For this challenge i used Pure White from the Valentine Bundle, Royal Blue from the Blues Bundle and St. Tropez Gold from the Tropical Bundle.  I also used some basic twine.
All of the pieces were cut in Design Space with my Cricut Explore.   The graduate, diploma and the cap are from the  Recess  Cartridge.  The two sentiments are from Beyond Birthdays.  2016 is from the 2012 New Years on Design Space. The papers are Colorbok.  The straws are Paper Studio.

Monday, May 9, 2016


I made a few bags to put some EOS lotions in for Mothers Day gifts.  I used Chalkboard-Birthday-Stamp-Die-Set-By my Creative Time.  The sentiment is CTMH  The papers are ECHO PARK.  The gorgeous ribbons are from the DL.ART  shop.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


The last few months have been crazy around here.  In November my son applied to 19 colleges.  The amount of paperwork and the daily e-mails was over whelming.  He travelled the country looking at schools-Boston, Chicago, Indiana, Colorado and Southern California.  He had to commit by May 1.  Some schools he got into, but not into the business program.  He had a very difficult time deciding.  He got it down to UC Davis and Santa Clara University.  He finally chose Santa Clara, 30 miles from home.  He wanted to give the two teachers that wrote him letters of recommendation gift cards. On top of all of this both of my daughters moved home from Southern California.  Now that I have more time, I will visit your blogs more.  My poor little blog has been neglected
 This is what I came up with.  All of the products I used are My Creative Time. I printed the school logo from my computer.

Monday, May 2, 2016


I needed a quick sympathy card.  An old family friend passed away on Friday.  I looked through some images that I had colored a long time ago.  I don't know what digital company they are from.  I embossed some white Core'dinations cardstock.  Then I cut an oval of gold Colorbok cardstock using a Die Versions die.  The sentiment motif was cut with a Spellbinders die.  The recollections sentiment was embossed with silver powder by Paper Source.

Sunday, May 1, 2016


I can;t believe it is already May Day.  That means it's time for another DL.ART Linky Challenge.  For this months challenge I created a layout using the Basic Twine.  I love this twine.  It really adds some dimension to a scrapbook page.  Diana offers my readers a 10% discount just use the code K34510 at check out.  There are so many fun spring colors and there is a new baby bundle.  The papers are "It's Your Day" by Paper Studio