Oh my goodness, the Nuts About Squirrels stamp set has the cutest pair of squirrels in it. Today I'm using the squirrel on the tree branch. The stamp set does not have coordinating dies so I hand cut the squirrel for this card. The Beauty of The Earth pattern paper is pairs nicely with this stamp set. The Fall foliage is perfect for this little guy climbing on his branch. I can't wait to share the other little squirrel with you. He's … [Read more...] about Hey There!
Every Fall, I love to watch the Harry Potter movies. I love the story, the costumes, the set designs. It's an over-the-top vision of what kids dream a magical school would look like. This brings me to today's card, which is once again using Joyful Life. I bought this stamp set just so I could make a Harry Potter pig. What's better than one Harry Potter pig? A entire group of them representing the four houses of Hogwarts! The red and yellow … [Read more...] about Harry Potter!
Sometimes when I'm working on projects, I'll add and take away different pieces until I'm happy with it. Rarely do I end up with two totally different cards like today. Here is my first version. It's perfectly nice. But, I thought it needed more sparkle. So here's the second version. Whoa! Check out that gorgeous gold foiling on the pattern paper. And the leaf is die cut from the new Gold Shimmer Vellum paper. This second version … [Read more...] about Which Do You Like Better?
Happy Monday! It's time to reveal September's Sampler kit, which is Apple Season! I remember that when I was growing up, my family would do a day trip to Apple country every Fall. We'd eat lunch at the same restaurant every year, visit the same apple farm, and eat apple pie at the same place. Then when my kids were young, we did the same with them. We found a great apple farm, that had a huge lawn that the kids could run around. We'd play … [Read more...] about September Sampler-Apple Season
We are getting closer and closer to the official first day of Fall in just twelve more days. It's been so hot lately, I'm looking forward to some cooler weather. Although I'm a little less excited about cold and flu season this year. Today's card uses some of the products from the new Blackberry Beauty Suite. The pattern paper in this Suite is just the most gorgeous Fall colors with tons of gold foiling. Just look at the flowers below with … [Read more...] about Fall is Coming
Hello and welcome to another episode of Diane is running behind again. Seriously! I had my July Customer Thank you cards ready to go a little while ago, but just managed to drop them off at the Post Office. Rest assured, I've already started on the August Thank You's and here's hoping that they make it to the Post Office before November. Sheesh! This thank you card might look a bit familiar. That's because I took the idea from the mini … [Read more...] about July Thank You’s
Happy Fri-Yay! I'm particularly happy this Friday since we are heading into a long weekend here in the US. It's always fabulous having an extra day off work. Today I'm sharing a project using one of our Mini Paper Pumpkin boxes. I love these little boxes for gift giving. The decoration for this box is all attached to the wrap around the outside of the box. This allows the person to open the box without ripping apart the pretty … [Read more...] about Harvest Meadow
In the US, tomorrow is Thanksgiving. It's a day when we come together with family and friends to show our love and gratitude for one another and for all of life's blessings. Thanksgiving is also the unofficial end to the Fall season. I realize it's technically still Fall for several more weeks, but as soon as the leftover turkey is wrapped up and the pumpkin pie eaten, it's time to break out the Holiday decor. So, I've got one more Fall card … [Read more...] about So Thankful