Bella Takes the Reins!

You might remember that I have a soft spot in my heart for the Bella and Friends stamp set. I was trying to think of a way to add it to a Christmas card. Well, I think I came up with something appropriate!

Bella and Friends stamp set, Sata's Sleigh Framelits, Merry Music DS{, Stampin' Up!,

Doesn’t she look like she is having a blast? She is in control and probably singing the doggie version of Jingle Bells!

Design Notes for Bella Takes the Reins:

I truly had fun creating this card! I used the Crumb Cake Blends to color Bella and then patiently fussy cut her out. (The original stamp contains a bird and there is a balloon in Bella’s hand.) Otherwise, the cutting was done with the Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits for the sleigh and tree. I  gave the trees some love with two rounds of Wink of Stella.

Bella and Friends stamp set, Sata's Sleigh Framelits, Merry Music DS{, Stampin' Up!,

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Notice, the Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits are on Sale! Yea! ($27.)




Online Extravaganza, Stamin' Up!,

You have until November 26 (Sunday) to take advantage of Stampin’ Up!’s big sale of the year. Here’s the list of what goodies you can buy for yourself or a good friend! Call (302.945.1370) or email (dianne[email protected]) me if you’d like me to place the order.


Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Ours was great! So much wonderful food. All of our guests brought something for the table. I’m embarrassed to say, I didn’t take one picture!

Go forth and shop, but start here!


It’s Blog Hop Time With Number of Years!

Today is the day! Kylie Bertucci’s International  Blog Hop starts today! The theme was life changes. I may have not quite followed that but I think I consider turning 95 an amazing event. I wanted to honor a lady I know who will be turning 95 soon. So, I  created a special card using the Number of Years stamp set.

Number of Years stamp set, Blog Hop, 95th birthday, Stampin' Up!,

Here are the links to follow the rest of the hop. Be sure to check them out. Amazing cards!

Design Notes for Number the Years Card:

I have been having so much fun with the Large Letters Dies that I realized I had to have the Large Numbers Framelits Dies and the accompanying stamp set, Number of Years. The sweet leaves and flowers are all included in the Number of Years stamp set. Love it! I used the eclipse technique to make the numerals stand out, then I surrounded the sentiments and “95” with leave and flowers.  Next, I cut out the “9” and “5”. Finally, I added some Wink of Stella on the flowers and on the 95. Really, a pretty simple card.

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Be sure to keep hopping! You will see some fabulous projects!



Birthday Delivery Gets Some Attention!

Do you ever have enough birthday cards? As many as I make, I find myself sometimes needing just the right card for some one. I realized the other day that I needed a card for a youngster and had nothing appropriate. So, I quickly pulled out Birthday Delivery stamp set, a set that I have shamefully been neglecting.

Birthday Delivery stamp set, juvenile birthday, Birthday Memories, DSP, Birthday Friends Framelits, Stampin' Up!,

Perhaps you could send this to someone young at heart as well as to someone young!

Design Notes for Birthday Delivery Card:

This cute card went together pretty easily. (We also made a version of this card in my November card class.) The Designer Paper made it easy to select the colors. In this version of the card, I used the new Stampin’ Blends to color in the frosting on the cake. Such fun. Cutting out the cake and banner were easy because of the Birthday Friends Thinlits. I remembered to put a sentiment on the inside. The little package also decorated the envelope.

Birthday Delivery stamp set, juvenile birthday, Birthday Memories, DSP, Birthday Friends Framelits, Stampin' Up!,

Supply List for Birthday Delivery Card:

You will notice this is a very special bundle. This bundle includes the Birthday Delivery stamp set, the  Birthday Friends Framelits and the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper. Save 10% on the bundle!



Congrats to Pat S. who won the October Host Code benefits. If you’d like a chance to win in November, just remember to use the November Host Code SCVZQMHE when you place your order. (If your order is more than $150, don’t use the host code as you will will receive your own benefits!)

To order, just click on this image below. That will take you to my 24-7 on-line store., Stampin' Up!





At Home with You for Christmas

Does it seem like I am posting a lot (too many?) Christmas cards? I’m trying to keep it to once a week. But there are just so many great stamp set, and paper and accessories and Framelits. Well, you understand my dilemma. Here’s my latest Christmas greeting. It’s not even made with a strictly Christmas stamp set but with the At Home with You stamp set and coordinating Framelits.

At Home with You stamp set, At Home thinlits, christmas, Watercolor Pencils,Stampin' Up!,

Okay, don’t think about leaving three gift wrapped presents on your door step. Just think of them as empty boxes, that are cutely wrapped.


Design Notes for At Home with You Card:

I’ve been playing a lot with my new Blends Alcohol Markers and realized I needed time to play with my Watercolor Pencils. They are really good in smaller areas. I stamped, colored, then used the At Home Framelits to cut out the lantern, door, garland, greeting and packages. If you look closely, you can see that I added a piece of Window Sheet on top of the lantern to make it look like glass.

At Home with You stamp set, Watercolor Pencils, At HOme Framelits, Christmas, Stampin' Up!,

You can also see the Wink of Stella I added all around the door.

Did you notice that each package is colored a bit differently? I used some heat embossing on one of the packages. Finally, I used the Watercolor Pencils on each of the packages.

Supply List for At Home With You Card:

Oh! The At Home With You stamp set and At Home Framelits are a bundle! Yea! Buy the bundle, then you save 10%.


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.

Thanks for stopping by today!




Large Letters Framelits NOEL

I thought a long time about purchasing the Large Letters Framelits. Would I use them enough to make it worthwhile? Well, I’ve been having a great time with them. They are so versatile! I’ve used them for eclipse technique or cutting out the letters as I did with this card.

#GDP109, Large Letter Framelits, Card Front Builder Framelits, Merry Music Speciality Designer Series Paper

The interesting thing is that the carol on the Merry Music paper is Cantique de Noël!

I was inspired to create this card by this week’s color challenge over at Global Design Project. You should check it out. Lots of great projects there!

#GDP109Design Notes for Large Letters Noel Card:

Here’s a tip for placing the Large Letters. When I use the cut out letters from Large Letters Framelits, I always use a ruler and my grid paper to line up the letters. I use Multipupose Liquid Glue for adhering the letters. That way, I can move them a bit as I lay them down.

Large Letters Framelits

Since the color challenge included Old Olive, I added a tree using the Card Front Builder Thinlits. It needed just the tiniest bit of glimmer so I used Gold Stampin’ Glitter to add just a little kick.


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Exciting news…

Blends Stampin' Up!

Beginning on November 1, you can purchase the new Stampin’ Blends, alcohol markers from Stampin’ Up!

I’ve been playing with them some and will show you a project later this week.

Hope you are having a great day!

Oh, would you go over to Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights and vote for my card? I’d appreciate it! My card is #12.

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