Hope You’re Humming Along Soon!

A number of people in my world are sick. Some have the flu, some bronchitis, some are just sick. Nonetheless, they are not humming along at the moment. So, naturally, I am making cards. The timing was good since this month’s challenge over at Kylie Bertucci’s blog is the create an encouragement, thinking of you or get well card. I think this card fits the bill.

Humming Along stamp set, Kylie Bertucci International Blog Highlights, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Now you know, there are going to be lots of other great cards over at Kylie’s site.You want to see them. I hope you will also vote for my card while you are there! Here’s the banner and link.

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Design Notes for Humming Along Card:

I might say it was therapeutic for me to make this card. Coloring does that for me. I used lots of my Stampin’ Blends to color the Humming bird and the flower. (I took some liberties with the colors on the bird. Call it artistic license!) The bird was finished off with some Wink of Stella. The other fun part of this card was the background piece for the bird and flower. I took a piece of Shimmer Paper and then spritzed it with some Pool Party ink refill mixed with just a little bit of alcohol. Just gave enough texture and color, I think.

Humming Along stamp set, Kylie Bertucci International Blog Highlights, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

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To vote for my card, just go over to Kylie’s blog, (click here) find my card, #12, and click in the right hand corner where you see the heart. If I am one of the top ten vote getters, I’ll be in a blog hop later this month – always fun

Thanks so much.

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Dianne

 

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Anniversary with Flourishing Phrases

We have some good friends who celebrated their wedding anniversary on Wednesday. I won’t say how long they have been married but my husband wore a brown corduroy suit. Anyway, I always like to make a special card for them. This year I used the Flourishing Phrases and some Stampin’ Blends for their special greeting.

Flourishing Phrases stamp set, heat embossing, vellum, anniversary, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Have you ever done heat embossing on Vellum Card Stock? I’ll tell you all about it.

Design Notes for Flourishing Phrases Anniversary Card:

I once asked a friend who is a heat embossing expert, if it was possible to emboss on Vellum. “Sure”, she replied. “It almost never catches on fire.”  I think of that every time I heat emboss on vellum. I’ve not ever had a fire but I am careful!

The cool thing about embossing on vellum is that you can feature either side when you use it on your card or project. Here’s the piece I used on this card before I colored it in with Stampin’ Blends.

Flourishing Phrases stamp set, heat embossing, vellum, anniversary, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

This is the reverse side.

Flourishing Phrases stamp set, heat embossing, vellum, anniversary, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

This is the side I embossed on.

Once I colored in the flourish, I decided to feature the reverse side. If I had not colored it in. I probably would have used the embossed side. No rules here. Just what you think looks good.

By the way, the caution is in regard to the fact that the paper is lighter than regular card stock and so has the potential to get warmer. Just pay attention, you won’t have any problems.

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This and That:

 

The new Occasions catalog is now live. And, even better, it’s Sale-A-Bration time. Yea! Sale-A-Bration is the annual event where you get lots to celebrate!

First, for each $50 you purchase, you can earn an item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Check it out here.

Another great thing about Sale-A-Bration is that if you join my team now, you get $175 in merchandise for just $99! How can you turn that down? Just click here for more info about joining my Stampin’ Up! team.

Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Purchase List above and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use this month’s Host Code KF3FW4VB. If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift including a hand crafted card. This is the area to look for when you order.

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Dianne

 

 

 

 

The Stockings Were Hung ….

Well, we are back, just in time to hang our stockings. Our trip was wonderful. We visited lots of Christmas markets in beautiful cities and towns along the Rhine River. Really, the trip of a lifetime. But, back to reality. Here’s a card I created a while back for November card class. Seems appropriate for Christmas Eve!

Stocking were hung, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

It was fun to color with our Stampin’ Blends.

Design Notes for Stocking Card:

Well, not that I think you are going to drop everything and make this card but you might want to think about it for next year. It was really pretty simple.

First, we stamped the stocking and sentiment on some Whisper White card stock, then colored the stocking with Real Red and Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends and, my favorite, Wink of Stella.

The Real Red card stock was embossed with the Quilt Top embossing folder and adhered to the beautiful Gold Foil Edged card base.

I added to ribbons to the stocking after I cut it out. I added one of the Samta’s Workshop Enamel Shapes to the sentiment to finish it off.

Stocking were hung, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Purchase List for Stocking Card:

Remember, if you want to think about making this for next year, many of these items will retire on January 2.

This and That:

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Thanks for stopping by.

Dianne

Here’s a picture of us at one of the Christmas Markets in Cologne, Germany. I’m not very good at selfies!

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Your New Home

Some friends of ours recently moved into a new home. I went to visit recently and took this card and a large pot of flowers, just about the same color as the ones on this card. (No pumpkins, I slipped up on that.)

At Home with You stamp set, new home card, At Home Framelits, Wood Textures DSP, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I’ve made similar cards before with thi stamp set but I think this is my favorite. See the other cards here and here.

Design Notes for New Home Card:

I had the best time making this card. The pot of flowers and the pumpkins were fun to color. I used my Stampin’ Blends and always feel very artistic when I use them. I also used the Blends to highlight areas of the door.

At Home with You stamp set, new home card, At Home Framelits, Wood Textures DSP, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The Framelits made it easy to cut out the flowers and the door.

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This and That:

When you read this I will be in Orlando for Stampin’ Up’s On Stage event. I’m sure I’ll be excited, exhausted and overwhelmed! There are so many great things about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator but one of the best is opportunities like this to get together with other demonstrators, hear about new products and get to try out new tools. I’ll be sure to show what I can on my Facebook page.

Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Supply List and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use this month’s Host Code, 4AGCW3KA. If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift including a hand crafted card.

Do you receive my blog posts by email? I hope so. What about my Newsletter? Right now I’m working on the Twelve Weeks of Christmas. Each Wednesday for the next few weeks you’ll receive a tutorial with loads of pictures for some great Holiday project. Just sign up by clicking on the icon below. Be sure to sign up for blog posts and Newsletters.

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Thanks for stopping by today.

Dianne

 

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Pretty Kitty Celebrates Halloween!

Well, Pretty Kitty is one of those stamp sets that, to me, needs just the right occasions. Well, cats, Halloween, why not?

Pretty Kitty stamp set, Halloween, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

How cute is this little kitty prancing on the fence?

 

 

Design Notes for Pretty Kitty Halloween Card:

The kitty was fun to do. I stamped him with Basic Gray ink on Whisper White card stock. I used the light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends marker to color him in. A little light Pumpkin Pie Blend for the cute little bow. For his ears, I used some of the Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend. Next, I used one of the Journaling Pens to outline his mouth and nose. Finally, I did some fussy cutting with my Paper Snips.

The fence was easy. I trimmed a piece of Basic Black card stock with the zig zig Framelit from the Playful Pennants Framelits set. I used my Stampin’ Trimmer to score each fence part and then sponged on just a bit of White Craft ink on each crease.

Are you wondering about the “Boo” on the front? it’s a left over from the September Paper Pumpkin kit!

 

 

Supply List for Pretty Kitty Halloween Card:

This and That:

If you want to order Pretty Kitty or any other Stampin’ Up! items, I hope you will let me be your demonstrator. You can order on-line by clicking on the icon below. Remember to use the October Host code. If your order is $150 or more, don’t use the code, you will earn your own Host benefits.

Or if you would like, I’d be happy to help you with your order. Just email me at [email protected]

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There is still time to vote for my card over at Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights. Just click on the photo below to go to the site. My card is #11.

Kylie Bertucci's Blog Highlights October

 

Thank!

Dianne