A Twist on Hugs From Shelli

This month’s (gorgeous) Paper Pumpkin kit was called Hugs From Shelli. Shelli Gardner,  the founder of Stampin’ Up!  was involved in designing the kit. The cards were fabulous and, as usual, there were a few things left over.

This card is also my entry in this month’s International Blog Highlights.

Can you vote for my card? Just click here or on the banner above to go to the voting website. My card is # 27. Just click on the heart in the upper right. That’s all you need to do!

This month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit made lots of cards. I made them all into thank you cards for my customers. Here’s a sample of each card. (There were three of each one.)



Additional Materials for Hugs From Shelli Card:

Tuesday, after noon Mountain Time, you can purchase these materials!






Picnic Paradise – Perfect for Heat Wave!

Our upstairs air conditioning unit has died. The entire system needs to be replaced. And, of course, we are in the midst of a string of really, really, hot days. My craft room has just gotten a bit too hot for me. So, working on the new Paper Pumpkin downstairs is perfect. This month’s kit, Picnic Paradise was just lots of fun.

Picnic Paradise, July '18 Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I thought about using the little baskets for candy or treats and keeping the cards separate but have decided to keep them together. They are just too cute.


Picnic Paradise, July '18 Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

It’s Time to Join!

Recruit incentive

This week I’ve been able to welcome two new people to our Stampin’ Up team, Di’s Divas. They are both so excited to be part of Stampin’ Up! One gal plans to be a hobby demonstrator. She’ll buy things for herself and maybe some family members or friends. She told me she wants to come home from work and do something creative! Sounds like a good plan to me. The other gal was a demonstrator years ago and now wants to have classes again. I know she will be a success, she already has great plans for her first class. I welcome both of these folks into our team. Being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator can be whatever you want it to be (with at least a 20% discount!)

Think that it’s time for you to join? Or rejoin? Just click on the image below . Remember you get $125 in merchandise for just $99 with FREE shipping. And, of course, that’s not all! This month only, you can select a set of ten ink pads for FREE! Call or email me if you have any questions or if I can help you in any way. I’d love to have you join our team.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today.


P.S. Just in case you didn’t believe me, here’s a shot of the upstairs thermostat yesterday afternoon.

upstairs temp


You Are My Anchor – Encore

Yesterday, I showed you what I made with this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit called, You Are My Anchor. (Here in case you missed it.) I love using what’s leftover to create something new. As soon as I saw the kit, I knew what I would do. In May of 2016, my husband and I were on the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip, a cruise through the Mediterranean. What a great trip! I have been scrapping that trip in bits here and there and yesterday afternoon, did another page. We were lucky enough to be in Cannes, France for our anniversary. We spent a beautiful day in port and then had a fabulous dinner at one of the special restaurants on board.

You Are My Anchor, Paper Pumpkin, April, 2018, stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I added the papers and used a marker but other than that, everything was left over from the kit. And, I still have more!

You Are My Anchor, Paper Pumpkin, April, 2018, stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

One of the best things about Paper Pumpkin is the stamp set, which I still have. I’ll use that for other pages in this book.

Supply List for You Are My Anchor Scrapbook Page:

Wouldn’t You Like to Earn a Trip?

There are so many great things about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator… the discount, getting new products early, the friendships, the events, and perhaps even a special trip. I’ll admit, I worked hard to earn that trip. But, it was so worth it. Stampin’ Up! always treats demonstrators well, but the Incentive trips are over the top! Show, stamping opportunities and special terrific gifts every day. Would you like to earn a trip like that? All you need to do to get started is to purchase the Starter Kit. It’s $99 and you get to select $125. in merchandise from either the Annual Catalog or the the Occasions Catalog, or even from the Clearance Rack. I’d love to have you join my team and will help you in any way I can if you are interested in becoming a business minded demonstrator. Just call or email me with your questions. ([email protected]) If you’re ready to join my team now, just click on the image below. You won’t be sorry!

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Hope you are having a great day!





Positively Picturesque Paper Pumpkin

Well that is a mouthful! Positively Picturesque is the name of this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit. Here’s a look at what’s in the kit. This month’s kit had two Stampin’ Squares, Soft Sky and Tranquil Tide. Positively Picturesque Paper Pumpkin, July 17, Stampin Up!, diannescards.com

The kit made eight cards, two each of four designs, with lined envelopes. The stamp set is one I know I will use again. And I always love it when Washi tape is included.  Here are the cards.

July, 17 Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com


Alternate Positively Picturesque Project:

There was lots of Washi tape left over and of course, the stamps and ink. so, with just a little of my card stock, I made this card.

Paper Pumpkin, July 2017, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I am thinking that I will be making this card for my July customers as a thank you.


Bonus Day coupon


Are you one of my customers? It’s easy to become one. Just click on the “Shop Now ” button below. Remember that during July, for each $50 you spend, you earn a coupon to use in August!.

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Thanks for stopping by my blog today.




This and That – Some Special Things

Today I just want to remind you about a few special things going on.

Special Things  #1:

Love Paper Pumpkin? What? You’ve never subscribed? This is the time to change that my friend. If you have never subscribed and you want a bargain, click on the image below to take you to my Paper Pumpkin page. You can get 25% off your first three months subscription. After that you can quit (really?) or continue. Your choice.

Paper Pumpkin 3 months, Dtampin' Up! diannescards.com

 Special Things #2:

There is still time to get in on my ribbons share. You will get 2 years each of the beautiful new In Colors. The ribbon is  1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon. Don’t you love these great new colors?

In-Color Ribbons, ribbon share, diannescards.com, Stampin' Up!

Special Thing #3:

There is a contest going on. Did you see my blog and video yesterday? I demonstrated how I stepped up a lovely, simple card in two different way. All you need to do is create a card then create a different, stepped up version of it. Send me pictures in an email. By next Saturday, I’ll draw a name from all the entrants and someone will win a Prize! And, be featured on my blog! HURRY! Email to [email protected]

Oh, here’s a link to the video. Step It Up Sunday – Daisy Delight


Last night there were fireworks we could see from our upper deck. I’m writing this post on a most beautiful Sunday afternoon. Hope it’s as nice where you are. Life is good.