It’s Been A Winning Week

Just a quick Sunday afternoon post. Yes, it’s been a Winning Week. Two very cool things happened this week. First, I landed at the #1 spot for the Blog Highlights I asked everyone to vote for. SO EXCITED. In November, I’ll be in an International Blog Hop. Trust me, I’ll keep you posted. (No voting required this time.) Here’s the card that won!
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This morning I found out that one of my recent cards has been selected as a favorite by Splitcoast Stampers. How could Wilburn not be a winner?

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Other News!

There are just a few more days to take advantage of the Designer Series Paper Buy Three, Get One Free sale.

Designer Series Paper sale

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Hope you are having a fun day. It’s rainy here in lower Delaware. A perfect crafting day.

Dianne

This Little Piggy – Channeling Charlotte’s Web

If you are a fan of E.B. White’s writing, you may recognize my version of Wilbur from White’s Charlotte’s Web. I’m not sure who will get this Halloween card but I think This Little Piggy will be a hit!

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Am I imagining it or is Wilbur smiling at me?

Design Notes for This Little Piggy Card:

I guess I am still a little girl at heart. I love to color. So, whenever I can, I like to use our Watercolor Pencils. The pig was colored first with the pink Watercolor Pencil then I used the Blender Pen to soften and blend the color. The witch’s hat stamp is from Spooky Cat stamp set. The little spider hanging off of the hat almost didn’t make it. But, since I was convinced the card was a reminder of Charlotte’s Web, it had to stay. My Paper Snips made it not awful to cut out!

And, don’t you love the Foil Frenzy Paper as the first layer? I needed something to perk up the barn look. Foil Frenzy did the trick for me. The final touch was the yummy Peek-A-Boo Peach Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon.

Supply List for This Little Piggy Card:

 

 

Designer Series Paper sale

Are you thinking about Christmas cards yet? I know that I’m planning our card as well as cards for my Christmas Stamp-A-Stack. With that in mind, I’ll be putting in an order in the next few days so that I can get another round of Designer Series Paper. This order, for me, will include some packages of Be Merry Designer Series Paper. Perhaps some Christmas Around the World will be another choice. In any event, I’ll be getting 4 packages since I can get 1 free with each 3 that I order.

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If you would like to order on-line, just click here to go to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use the Host Code for October, ZCDNA69A to be eligible for Host Benefits.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Dianne

Ava’s Window Box Treat

A week or so ago I showed you a treat box I made with the Window Box Thinlits and Creep It Real stamp set. (Check it out here.) This week I decided that I’d give that to my goddaughter’s son and make something else for her older daughter, Ava. At one point I looked at the first treat box and realized it had a pumpkinish shape. (Yes, use your imagination.)  What did I come up with? A Window Box treat that looks like a jack-o-lantern!

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See, it is pumpkinish!

Design Notes for Window Box Treat:

The Thinlits for the Window Box make the box itself pretty easy. I used some shapes from Swirly Scribbles Thinlits for the eyes and nose. The mouth was pretty much guess work. I wanted it to have that “I carved it myself!” look. To get the pumpkin texture, I ran the pieces through the Big Shot with the Seaside Embossing Folder before I assembled it. For the stem, I just rolled a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock. It was easier to work with after curling it with my Bone Folder. The leaves were made with the Leaf Punch.

Here’s a picture to show you the stem and leaves. You can also see that I sponged the card stock a bit with some Crumb Cake ink.

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Supply List for Window Box Treat:

Notice, no stamps!

 

If you would  like to purchase any of these items, all you need to do is to click on the picture of the item. That will take you directly to my 24-7 on-line store. If you are placing an order greater than $150, you will earn Host Rewards – Terrific!  If your order is less than $150, I’d love for you to add the Host Code to your order so that I can bundle your order with others. October Host Code: ZCDNA69A. At the end of the month, someone will receive the Host Rewards.

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Dianne

Creep It Real Treats – Really?

You wouldn’t think of treats being creepy and cute at the same time. I always make some sort of treat for my monthly card classes. This month I decided to make mini cupcakes and adorn them with tooth picks using the Creep It Real stamp set. And really, they are cute! Yes, Creep It Real Treats!

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Didn’t I tell you? People thought they were pretty yummy too!

 

Design Notes for Creep It Real Treats:

Well, it really couldn’t have been much easier. I stamped, punched and added the tooth pick to one side. I used Fast Fuse as I wanted to be sure the pieces stayed with the tooth pick. Fortunately, Fast Fuse is on Sale for a few more days. You can buy a Fast Fuse and get two refills for free! Great deal, right!

Here are close up of the toothpicks.

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Supply List for Creep It Real Treats:

I used mostly stamps from Creep It Real, but also used another holiday stamp set, Merry Cafe.

 

Sale!

Some great deals 

Some great deals here, Fast Fuse, Note Cards and selected stamp sets.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Dianne

Creep It Real Window Box

I’ll admit, I needed to be convinced that the Creep It Real stamp set was something I had to have in my collection. Now I’m having so much fun with it. Glad I bought it. (Thanks, Brian King.) I didn’t think I would ever use the “Brush Your Fangs” stamp from this set!

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When I was young, my grandfather lived with us. I recall that he kept his false teeth in a box that now reminds me of the box I can create with the Window Box Thinlits. It got me to thinking and I then I took myself to the local dollar store and guess what I found.

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Yes, it’s true! Fangs to go in the box! I even added some candy eye balls to add to the creep factor!

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Design Notes for Creep it Real Window Box.

The Window Box Thinlits set comes with thinlits for the box and lovely designs for the top and sides. I just used the box thinlits and then added some creepy images to the side. Those stamps are also part of the Creep it Real stamp set. No heavy lifting here.

Supply List for Creep it Real Window Box:

The Creep It Real stamp set comes in clear mount or wood mount. Which do you prefer?

 

Diannescards.com, Stampin' Up!If you’d like to order any of the items shown above, just click on the picture it and it will take you directly to my 24-7 on-line store.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Dianne