Welcome to my blog. Today I am participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights. The theme is encouragement. I’ve decided that sending a get well card to a friend is a form of encouragement! I love the new Happy Tails Bundle and decided to use it for this card. (My friend has a beautiful Golden Lab.)

Happy Tails stamp set, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com


Participating in the blog highlights is something of a competition. I hope you’ll check out Kylie’s blog and vote for my card. If I am in the top ten, I’ll be able to participate in an International Blog Hop later in March. Just click here or on the banner below.


My card is Number 7. Click on the heart that will be in the upper right hand corner. (Not the one on my card, I just realized that might be a bit confusing!) Thanks!

Kylies International Blog Highlights, March 2019

Design Notes for Happy Tails Card:

To add a little interest to this card, I first stamped the dog on Very Vanilla card stock, then colored him in with the Light Crumb Cake Blends marker. Then, I punched the dog out from the card. Next I placed the stamped doggie on the inside. This is called the Inside out technique. Oh, I highlighted his nose and eye with a Journal Pen.

Happy Tails bundle, stampin, Up!, get well, Kylie Bertucii Blog Highlights, diannescards.com Happy Tails bundle, stampin, Up!, get well, Kylie Bertucii Blog Highlights, diannescards.com


To finish off the card, I sponged the sentiment and backed it on a piece of Early Espresso card stock. Both pieces were punched out with the Tailored Tag PUnch.

Purchase List for Happy Tails Card:



This and That:

More Sale-A-Bration News!

Sale-A-Bration third release, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

As if there were not already lots of great Sale-A-Bration items, Stampin’ Up! has offered a third release. This includes some Designer paper that is part of a bundle and also some products from the Annual Catalog. Yea!

Remember, there are also new items to select from.

Here’s a new stamp set called More Than Words. Nothing like a good sentiment set!

Sale-A-Bration, March, 2019 release, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com


And talk about coordination. Here are four sets of Framelits that coordinate with Sale-A-Bration stamp sets. And, (Yea!) a great punch. The punch coordinates with the More Than Words stamp set above. Sale-A-Bration, March, 2019 release, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Purchase List and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use this month’s Host Code (March) AMJMEMMM,  If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift including a hand crafted card. Oh, and then you will qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item. Winner! Winner!

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