Saturday, November 30, 2013

Elf on a shelf- Day 2

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Hi Friends,

My elf has been getting into a lot of things so far.  I thought they just stayed on the shelf. I think mine is a bit more active than most. She is pretty cute she has silver earrings and a nice little smile.  I am not sure if  is a sneaky smile or just an elfish smile.


I found her elf  texting with my non-smart phone. I tried to get closer to see what she was texting and guess what.



I found her sending a text to none other than Santa.



 I know her name now. It is, Hope and what a fitting name,  oh and it looks like we have been good so far.
I hope I won't disappoint our guest.



Have a blessed evening, Diana

and come back tomorrow to see what Hope is up to.

Elf on the shelf

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Hi Friends,

I had a long day shopping yesterday. It was not as bad as I thought it would be. The crowds were very well behaved. I am not a black Friday shopper. I prefer to stay in my pj's the day after Thanksgiving, however, because I did not cook, I had no excuse. It was really fun!!!


Look who showed up yesterday.  Yes the elf, when I was getting ready to go to bed last night, there she was, on the top of the hutch. The ornament that she is next to is mouth blown glass, using the ash from the Mount. St Helens volcano. That seems a long time ago (1980).  Anyway, it looks like she will be keeping an eye on us for the next few weeks. I hope she stays put and can report only good things back to Santa.



challenges:



Have a blessed day, Diana

Friday, November 29, 2013

BLACK FRIDAY---

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Hi peeps!!

                     (here is a video, click on the link, it is very short)
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I rarely go out on Black Friday to shop.  I sent the hubs out to do some grocery shopping and he brought me back a cookbook --   and a sandwich. I am actually a very good cook and I love to cook.

A few hours later he says lets go shopping --- so I am exhausted just got home and the big bummer was I did not see the one pm on this little puppy



 until 6:00 pm-- oops this is the wrong coupon ha ha the other one,  was for $10.00 (on anything) - oh well I am not much of a shopper. On  a brighter note this  is what we saw after we came out of the restaurant for dinner. I do miss, having leftovers




There is a sea lion out there.


You can see the dark spot. he must have known I was trying  to photograph him, he would not come up.
here is a quick video for you. it was kind of windy
you can hear the wind in the video. click on the link below


                                                             http://youtu.be/OIxkH5SfuV8

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Have a blessed evening, Diana

Thursday, November 28, 2013

DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #122 THANKSGIVING




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Hi Friends,

Welcome to the DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge #122   Thanksgiving

 Happy Thanks giving my crafty friends.



DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #122

THEME:  Thanksgiving, Thanks, gratitude, etc.






This is the final one I came up with, the Ribbon and the stickles really finished the card nicely, not to mention the silhouette kept cutting up my words. The one below in purple, did not cut everything, so I think I need to experiment more with my silhouette. The pens worked beautifully every time









I was having some fun playing with the pens this time, I played with the  mark-its sharpie holder and decided to do the card in the metallic because I like these pens so much, but then changed my mind on that because the cuts were not quite right. These are silhouette word art downloads.  These pens are awesome and the Cri-kit holders are perfect


Supplies used:
PTI kraft card stock
and fall prints
ribbon 3 girl jam
Cri-kit metallic pen and
silhouette word art
I love how this came out

                   



The challenge will be open until 11:55 PST  December 10, 2013.
3 entry limit ALSO PLEASE leave a comment. 



THE PRIZE:
comes from 
My wonderful sponsor  Cri-KITS



The winner will have their choice of any one of the above kits
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challenges:




Have a blessed day Diana


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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Winner of the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY challenge #121 Encouragement


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Good Evening Friends,

I thought I would keep the announcement of the encouragement challenge short and sweet.
I hope you all have enjoyed the challenge





 I loved seeing all the  cards and projects  that were submitted, for the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY  Back to School CHALLENGE  #121 you  all did a great job.   Tomorrow begins challenge #122!!        Mr. Linky will be waiting for you at 9:00 am. tomorrow morning!! challenge hint- What is tomorrow?

The winner gets :




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CONGRATULATIONS to the winner of the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY #121 CHALLENGE.
There were  18---entries.



I used  Random.org to select the winner and
The winner is: #3
CONGRATULATION!!!!Monica

Please send me an e-mail, with your address  so I can get your prize to you. My contact info is at the top of my blog


Have a blessed day, Diana

Happy Pre- Thanksgiving day and a Christmas tag for MCT!

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Hi Friends,

I will announce the winner of the #121 DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY encouragement challenge later, but for now I have a cute little tag I made for My Creative Time challenge. I love this die cut, stitched  restroom peeps and it went perfect with the warm wishes sentiment from Cocoa motion , both from my Creative Time.

I hope you like it as much as I do. The designer paper is from DCWV, The home made Christmas stack and the ribbon is from my stash.


Challenges:
My creative Time
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/challenge-countdown-to-the-holidays/
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/

Have a blessed day, Diana

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Ezra on The Afghan I made him and a tag

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Hi Friends,

Just a reminder tonight is the last night for the encouragement challenge.

I got a picture of my nephew Ezra on the afghan I made him and he is also wearing his father's clothes when he was a baby. How cute is that.






Challenges:
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/2013/11/mim-168-with-cc-designs.html


Have a blessed night, Diana

Monday, November 25, 2013

BBTB2-- Christmas

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Hi Friends,

I am loving being home!  I enjoyed visiting family and having a fun little vacation, but today was the first day in quite awhile, that I really did not HAVE to do anything I did not want to do and I got to stay home although, cooking is not optional.  Tomorrow is another story I have two doctor appointments.. I hope I can squeeze some shopping in between.

I made this cute little card, I had the IC  enjoy the seasons cart in the imagine along with the Teresa Collins December 25th, so I thought I would put together a quick card for the BBTB2 challenge. I love how it came out. The words actually come out in four pieces.


I hope you like it.

challenges:
http://heather-bittenbythebug2.blogspot.com/2013/11/christmas-card-sharing.html
http://paperplaytime.blogspot.com/2013/11/ch-24-anything-goes.html
http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/2013/11/challenge-107-anything-goes.html



Have a blessed day, Diana

Happy Monday!


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Hi Friends,


I don't know about you, but my weekend was super busy. I can't believe the Holidays are here, even though I have been posting about it all year. Our Women's Christmas tea is coming up soon and I am hosting a table.  Usually, I have a gift on the table for each guest (mini Martha Stewart or Oprah-ha ha) and I have not come up with an idea yet. Here is a thought.........


Make some of these and then fill them up with what?

Any way it was fun..
supplies used:
stickles for the bling, raffia for some added texture.
Creative inspirations clear embossing powder, then to that I added gold sparkle using Alley way stamp for the star doily
the text is from Cricut cartridge December 25th by Teresa Collins the stamped images are from PTI sketched shapes stamp set using PTI ripe avocado and dark chocolate
the to and from is from Docerela stamp set using Spa time stamp set, the 25 is from SVGcuts.com Santa's village advent calendar  (scrap).
Challenges:
http://everydayisanoccasion.com/sunday-funday-15/
http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/2013/11/fccb-challenge-188-sparkle-and-bling.html
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/2013/11/mim-168-with-cc-designs.html


Have a blessed day, Diana 

Paper Trey Ink November Blog hop

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Good Morning Friends,

Thanksgiving is this Thursday, then Christmas will be less than 4 weeks away. Yikes!! Are you ready for it?

I loved making this cute little House, I used PTI holiday prints and stampers select white.   I used the dotted swiss cuttlebug embossing folder to give texture to the little house and funky florals with ripe avocado ink to give it a round window look. The strip of paper  is scarlet jewel.


 I photographed the house with 2 different backgrounds,which do you like better?



Challenges:


Have a blessed day, Diana


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Inspired by: Anything goes Week #2


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This is week #2:
Inspired By: Anything Goes

Hi  Everyone, it is my design day at Creative inspirations paint with today's inspiration 
challenge for you:


Here's some inspiration:



With Christmas around the corner I thought I would create a card for the Holiday.
I tore three pieces of Rives Kraft card stock and embossed the edges with Creative Inspirations deliquesce white. I love the effect of the torn paper, but adding the embossing powder gives it and extra element  of dimension. The tree is formed using the resinesence and copper and green sparkle embossing powder in a silicone mold.  Here is a close up so you can see the detail


Creative inspiration  Products used:






I hope you have enjoyed my project and will play along with this week's challenge!!
Remember you do not need to use CI Paints on your projects but if you have them we would LOVE to see how you used them!!
As always thanks for stopping by and
have a great week!

 Have a blessed day,DIANA L.
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General Challenge Rules

Each week you will be given a challenge to find inspiration in/from what ever the challenge theme is... you can be as literal or abstract in your inspiration as you want....Just make sure you can tie it back to the theme! Challenge closes at 6:00pm Eastern on Saturday.
You will always be able to jump back to the current challenge by clicking the "Current Challenge" link in our sidebar. The rules can always be found by clicking the tab "Challenge Rules" at the top of the page.
You do not need to use the Creative Inspirations Paints in your project, however, if you do, tell us which colors you used, and your name will go in the drawing twice! Each month, one person will win 5 jars of paint in the colors of their choice. The winner will be randomly drawn from all the people who have played that month, so make sure to join in on our challenges each week!
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challenges:

Thursday, November 21, 2013

WEEK #2 DL.ART Thankful Thursday #121 Encouragement challenge

WEEK #2



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Hi Friends, 
Welcome to the DL.ART Thankful Thursday #121 Encouragement challenge, 

  I love how this card came out. Normally I give you a weather report, so here you go.  It is probably hot where I am. I will tell you more about it when I get back.  Life is good. Encourage others it makes life a lot easier






DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #121


THEME:  ENCOURAGEMENT







instructions: Make an A-2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") start with a white card base add a light colored layer on top cut from HCDP 1 229-paper stack at 4x 5. Cut a Spellbinder Fleur de lis rectangle from the largest die from the set in a dark color.  Use Stamp (HCPC) with memento ink and die cut the largest size tea cup from the nested tea cups set. Color in the flowers with the Tombow colors recommended. In the centers of the lilac flowers put a little drop to form a pearl from the viva pearl pen. In the centers of the yellow flowers, add dots of purple with the purple metallic gel pen. Use spellbinders die (S4-317) to cut out the label for the sentiment.  Stamp the sentiment from the pre-cut book frames and attach to card. Use 3m foam squares to pop up the teacup and handle to give it added dimension. Then add a triple bow ribbon in apple green color organza. Place a button on top

Supplies used:
PTI kraft card stock
Heartfelt creation designer paper
button my stash
button and ribbon from my stash
I colored the cup in with my tombow markers from the
100 days of tombow- viva pearl pen ice white
and the background frame is from spellbinders.Products Used:
HCPC 3472 China fragments Pre-cut Set
HCPC  3434 Book frames 2 pre-cut Set
S4350 Nested tea cups
S4-317 Fleur de lis rectangles, decorative elements
HCDP1 229 Country side evening Paper Collection
                   



The challenge will be open until 11:55 PST  November 26, 2013.
3 entry limit ALSO PLEASE leave a comment. 





Have a blessed day Diana


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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Turkey with stickles

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Hi Friends,

Stickles isn't a side dish ha ha!!. I love how bright the stickles made this card turn out.  I used craft card stock for my base the DP is Basic Grey - Halloween paper-  and my turkey is from "Enjoy the Seasons" (IC)
I used Christmas red, orange peel and copper stickles. The home sweet home is from G-45 Traveler collection. That is it ! I pray that the service men and women will be able to be Home sweet home for Thanksgiving and if not, that they have the feeling of being in a loving environment for the holiday.


Challenges:
http://allthatstickles.blogspot.com/2013/11/lets-talk-turkey-linky-party.html
http://heather-bittenbythebug2.blogspot.com/2013/11/youre-turkey-turkey-challenge.html
http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.com/2013/11/challenge-142-thanksgiving.html

Have a blessed day, Diana

Monday, November 18, 2013

My Craft Spot sketch challenge

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Hi Friends,

Can you tell I  really missed my art room while I was gone?  This is my fourth post for today and I think my last. I have to get caught up on all the other things around the house that have been neglected.

Kimberly has this cute sketch so I thought I would give it a whirl and see what other challenges this will fit.
I even finished the inside.

I bought this paper in MI while I was there and it is KI brand. Yes I did make a trip to Walmart, That is my usual MO. I love to go at midnight, when no one is in the store.  Although, I do not do that at home. Because Walmart is 40 minutes away.  I scored three cartridges:  "Inspired heart", "Children around the world." "Cupcake wrappers", but I think I already have that one. Oh well, that would be a good giveaway for cricut lovers.

For the front of the card sentiment I used YUM! from My Craft Spot tasty treats stamp set.


Here is an angled view




Here is the inside of the card I used stampendous birthday wishes sentiment stamp



Have a blessed evening, Diana

Mojo Monday sketch challenge

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Hi Friends,

I haven't done a mojo sketch in a while, because of the traveling, but opened my scrap paper box and found a few sheets of G-45,  you know how I just love this paper.  This is for the Mojo challenge and I used rives print paper and MCS crinkle ribbon, which  is one of my favorites.  It was a quick card, it took longer to think about than put together. I love the simplicity of it.




Challenges:
MOJO
http://craft-deebowz.blogspot.com/2013/11/november-challenge.html
http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/challenge-33-anything-goes.html

Have a blessed evening, Diana

You're a turkey BBTB2 and critters (animal crackers) FCC

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Hi Friends,


Ok! so I dressed the bear up like a turkey so I think the title fits well.
I used Enjoy the seasons cricut cartridge for all the designer paper and the image is from Teddy bear parade.
This one was a lot of fun and a lot of layers. My sentiment and ink are from My pink stamper,  the ink is hybrid darkest night.



Is this cute or what?

challenges:
http://heather-bittenbythebug2.blogspot.com/2013/11/youre-turkey-turkey-challenge.html
http://blog.docerelashop.com/2013/11/november-stamp-release.html
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/2013/11/mim-167-with-bugaboo-stamps.html
http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/2013/11/fccb-challenge-187-animal-crackers.html
http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/2013/11/himcr-124-die-cuts.html

http://cardmaniachallenges.blogspot.com/2013/11/cmc-34-autumn-colours.html
http://getinkychallenge.blogspot.com/2013/11/challenge-17-thanks-thanksgiving.html
http://lexiscreations.blogspot.com/2013/11/challenge-103-and-winners-of-102.html

Have a blessed day, Diana

Happy Monday! November 18th

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Hi Friends,

Happy Monday!!  It is so good to be home after being gone 3 weeks.


Is this fun or what? I used Creative inspirations clear embossing powder heated it and then added silver sparkle.  More birthdays are coming up, but I wanted to have some stock in my ETSY store. I used the PTI stamp set "Reasons to Smile",  winter wisteria ink dark chocolate ink for the centers and ripe avocado for the leaves. Card stock is stampers select white and Kraft. I hope you enjoy my project.


Have a blessed day, Diana

Sunday, November 17, 2013

WINNER of the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY OCTOBER LINKY CHALLENGE

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Good Evening Friends,

I hope you are all doing well.  Normally I post the winner of the linky challenge the Friday after the challenge  ends.  Unfortunately,  I had limited computer access and when I did it, was not easy to use with my touch pad, so I waited until I got home.  For those of you who did not know, I have been gone for three weeks, except for three days to pop home do some laundry and then off again.  I spent some much needed time with my mother and the family and then off to Las Vegas to celebrate my husband's and my Anniversary.I will fill you in on all that later right now I think you want to know who the winner is.







 I would like to congratulate #227


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CONGRATULATIONS to the winner of the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY OCTOBER LINKY CHALLENGE.
There were 590 entries.  I use random.org -what ever comes up is what I go with. Everyone has the same chance. I would find it very hard to choose, because there are so many awesome projects. You are all so talented and I like all of you. I wish I could give each of you prize.  maybe someday, for now I will settle for one a month



The winner is: Maria Matter
CONGRATULATION!!!! Maria Matter
Please send me your e-mail so I can get your prize to you. My contact information is at the top of the blog




Have a blessed day, Diana








Creative Inspirations Paint Inspired by: Anything goes

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This week's challenge is:
Inspired By: Anything Goes

Hi  Everyone, It is my design day at Creative Inspirations paint
  with today's inspiration  challenge for you:


Here's some inspiration:



With Christmas around the corner I thought I would create a card for the Holiday.
I tore three pieces of Rives Kraft card stock and embossed the edges with Creative Inspirations deliquesce white. I love the effect of the torn paper, but adding the embossing powder gives it and extra element  of dimension. The tree is formed using the resinesence and copper and green sparkle embossing powder in a silicone mold.  Here is a close up so you can see the detail


Creative inspiration  Products used:






I hope you have enjoyed my project and will play along with this week's challenge!!
Remember you do not need to use CI Paints on your projects but if you have them we would LOVE to see how you used them!!
As always thanks for stopping by and
have a great week!

 Have a blessed day,DIANA L.
to enter the challenge click HERE


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General Challenge Rules

Each week you will be given a challenge to find inspiration in/from what ever the challenge theme is... you can be as literal or abstract in your inspiration as you want....Just make sure you can tie it back to the theme! Challenge closes at 6:00pm Eastern on Saturday.
You will always be able to jump back to the current challenge by clicking the "Current Challenge" link in our sidebar. The rules can always be found by clicking the tab "Challenge Rules" at the top of the page.
You do not need to use the Creative Inspirations Paints in your project, however, if you do, tell us which colors you used, and your name will go in the drawing twice! Each month, one person will win 5 jars of paint in the colors of their choice. The winner will be randomly drawn from all the people who have played that month, so make sure to join in on our challenges each week!
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