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!,

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!,

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.

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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! - Join My Team

Hope you are having a great day!





Sweet Soiree Memories & More Cards

Monday Memory Keeping

For the last few weeks, I’ve been trying to devote part of my weekends to catching up on my scrap booking. I think I am like most scrapbookers and am a bit behind. This past weekend, I worked on updating my Stampin’ Up! scrapbook. I keep a book with pictures and memorabilia from all of the terrific Stampin’ Up! events I attend. Here are a few pages from the On-Stage Local event in Richmond I attended last April. The highlights are from the Sweet Soiree Memories & More Cards.

Sweet Soiree Memories & More Cards, Stampin' Up!,

Doesn’t it look like a lot of fun!? I always a have a great time at a Stampin’ Up! event.

Sweet Soiree Memories & More Cards:

These cards are perfect if you like to work quickly. Paired with the Variety Pack of Photo Pocket Pages you can preserve your memories quickly. Sometimes I like to do large layouts, with lots of details but more and more, I am finding it’s more about the memories and less about the elaborate pages.

Oh and here’s the best part, the Sweet Soiree Memories & More Cards are FREE. Well, at least for a few more days.

Sa;e-A-Bration, Stampin' Up!,

This great pack of cards is one of the items you can select if you purchase $50 or more. But you have to hurry, Sale-A-Bration will be over Saturday night!

Sweet Soiree Memories & More Cards, Stampin' Up!,

Remember, you can also use these cards to create VERY QUICK greeting cards!

Sweet Soiree memories & More Cards, Sweet Soiree DSP, Stampin' Up!,

Really, this card took me no time!

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Join the team, Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up!,

Are you thinking “Wow, that event sure looks like fun.” Stampin’ Up! events offer an opportunity to connect with other demonstrators, learn new techniques, get opportunities to play with new products. Often you get to visit cities you’ve not been to before! Want to join in the fun? Just purchase the Starter Kit and become part of my team. If you join before Saturday night, you get two additional stamp sets for FREE. That’s in addition to getting $125. in merchandise for just $99. Oh and shipping is free! Call or email me for more information.

Happy Monday!





Opera Weekend, Project Life Style

A few years back, my BFF and I started meeting in New York City to see an Opera and do whatever else appealed to us. I lived in Massachusetts, she’s near Philadelphia so it was a great way to get ttogether. Sometimes we included friends or family. We seem to average this about every two years. It’s always a great time! We just spent a few days in NYC in March, part of the time with my friends daughter  (my goddaughter) and granddaughter. Last night, I decided to get those memories organized. What better way than using Project Life materials? The first page I did was more traditional, a 12″ x 12″ page. (The earlier parts of the book are all traditional.)

Project Life, Stampin' UP!

Design Notes for Project Life – Opera Weekend Pages:

To create the first two pages, I used the 12″ x 12″ Photo Pocket Pages. If you are into traditional scrap booking, you’ll like these pages. I thought it would act as a good transition for my book. I used some of the materials from the Celebrate Everyday Project Life Accessory Pack. (Washi tape, little black stickers)

Here’s the other side of that page.

Project Life, Stampin' UP!

The little yellow and white card is from the Accessory Pack.

For the next few pages, i used the Variety Pack of 12″ x 12″ Photo Packet Pages, These make memory keeping so quick and easy! I didn’t even need to think about what colors to use. The Emerald Envy and Basic Gray coordinate with the cards and accessories in the Accessory Pack.

Project Life, Stampin' UP! diannescards.comProject Life, Stampin' UP!

Even though my photographs of the pages aren’t great, I’m sure you can tell that we had a great time. It’s so nice to be able to do this quickly and then have lots of opportunities to recall the great time we had.


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Lots of rain here. Hope you are dry and have some stamping time!



Project Life – Moments Like These

I have finally begun to create a book for my Incentive Cruise memories. I earned the cruise in 2015 and the cruise took place last May. I’m not sure why it took me so long to get around it it. Memory keeping with Project Life is so easy. Here’s the first page in my album. I used the Moments Like These Project Life Card Collection and Accessory Pack .

Project Life. Moments Like These, Stampin' Up!, Incentive cruise

This is just the first page. To be honest, it took me about 5 minutes to do this page. With Project Life, memory keeping is just so easy. Slide in pictures, add some journaling. Do next page.

After I was home about a month, I was looking at some of the things I had saved from the cruise. I nice booklet, tags, lanyard, decoration on gift boxes. Light dawns. Duh, all the designs were like the Moroccan Designer Series Paper. So, I’ve been using that paper for this memory book.

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Why Project Life?

A few years ago, we had a scrapbooking group in our community. We’d get together once a month and spend the day adding little embellishments and stickers, cutting things into circles, etc. We’d start around 8:30 AM. Around 10 AM someone would shout out, “I’ve finished a page!” As you can guess, it took forever to complete a book. My interest in scrapbooking really waned. Since Stampin’ Up! has brought out Project Life materials, I’ve gotten back to creating books to keep my memories. It is simple, quick and a perfect way to preserve my memories. And to be honest, it’s less expensive than all the things i used to buy (and some of which I’ve subsequently given away!)

Please call (302.945.1370) or email me ([email protected]) if you are interested in learning more about Project Life. I could show you and some friends in no time, how to preserve those precious memories.

Hope you are having a good day.


Here’s a picture from one of our early scrap days! Fun but not very productive!

Project Life- Stampin’ Up! Style

If you are a scrapbooker, this is what you have been waiting for! Becky Higgins, creator of Project Life, has now partnered with Stampin’ Up! to create Project Life scrapbooking items for Stampin’ UP! You can order these as early as May 1!

If you’ve somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it’s all about, I’ll fill you in: it’s a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards. It’s a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life. In a nutshell, it’s all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.


unnamed-1Here’s a video with Stampin Up’s founder, Shelli Gardner and Project Life developer, Becky Higgins.