Thursday, September 26, 2013

Bear Hugs & An Awesome Giveaway!


Hello crafty friends! My posting has been kind of sparse recently because I'm so preoccupied with Lexi. We got some more potentially bad news this week that now her kidneys might be starting to fail. We're still waiting on some more test results, so there's lots of prayin' going on in our little world! We're really hoping beyond all hope that it's just a kidney infection, which can be cleared up with a few weeks of antibiotics, but we'll have an answer in the next couple days.

Anyway, I find it helps me to make ridiculously cheerful cards (online shopping also helps but that's a whole other issue), so that's what I've been focusing on. I made this pop-out frame card for my sister-in-law's birthday. Once again, I used the Jinger Adams All-Occasion card kit, which I am still obsessed with :)


SIZE:  5 x 6"
CARTRIDGES:  "Better Together" & "Teddy Bear Parade"
PAPERJinger Adams & Core'dinations
STAMPSMy Pink Stamper "Fabulous Phrases", "More Punny-licious" & "Itty Bitty-licious", CTMH "Card Word Puzzle"
INKCTMH Exclusive Inks "Holiday Red", Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Black Soot"
PUNCHES Martha Stewart & Fiskars
OTHER Jinger Adams cardstock stickers, CTMH Liquid Glass, Stickles "Fruit Punch" & "Star Dust", Fiskars Paper Edgers, Sakura gel pens



DL.ART -  Thankful Thursday September Linky Challenge, anything goes
Every Day Is An Occasion -  Sunday {Fun}day #13, anything goes
Happy Campers - Challenge #22, flowers
5 Simple Things -  Inspire Me Fridays #121, anything goes
Hiding In My Craft Room -  Challenge #116, "Lots of layers"
Little Scrap Pieces -  Fun Friday Linky Party, anything goes
Sister Act -  Challenge #25, anything goes (cards only)
Simon Says Stamp -  Wednesday Challenge, anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays -  Challenge #139, anything goes
Totally Gorjuss -  Challenge #202, "Dotty"



All you have to do to enter is comment on this post. That's it! You don't have to become a follower to qualify. 
The deadline is Friday, October 4th @ 11:59pm PST
I will use to pick the winner.

Here is the prize bundle....

CardMaker card kit "Simple Comfort", CTMH "Live Out Loud" stamp set, Cuttlebug "D'Vine Swirls" embossing folder, K&Company adhesive borders (pack of 28)

 Thank you for visiting me! Have a blessed day!

-Diana :)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Birthday Pop-Up Card

Hello my fellow crafty peeps! I hope you are all having a wonderfully fabulous weekend! It's been pretty warm here - 93° today - but bearable, so I'm not complaining :)  Today's card is one I made for my daughter-in-law, Kayla's birthday. I had to wait until she received it before I could post it, lol. Anyway, I used my new card kit from Jinger Adams, which I purchased from HSN recently. It is such a fun kit! The only bummer about these pop-up cards is that they're really hard to photograph well. I did the best I could but it truly does look much better in person. You'll just have to take my word for it :) ....


Inside - flat

Inside - upright

SIZE:  5 x 6"
CRICUTExpression & Gypsy
CARTRIDGES:  "Elegant Edges" & "Don Juan"
PAPERJinger Adams
STAMPCTMH "Joyful Birthday Occasions" set
INKCTMH Exclusive Inks "Desert Sand"
OTHERJinger Adams cupcake embellishment, Fiskars Paper Edgers "Victorian", Martha Stewart pearls, rhinestones from my stash, Sakura pen



DL.ART -  Thankful Thursday September Linky Challenge, anything goes
Paper Playtime -  Challenge #18, use 3 different papers
Little Scrap Pieces -  Fun Friday Linky Party, anything goes
Happy Campers -  Challenge #21, use a stamp
Seize The Birthday -  Birthday theme
Pink Cricut -  Link Up Tuesday, anything goes
Cute Card Thursday -  Challenge #285, "Pretty In Pink"
Red Carpet Studio -  Challenge #52, anything goes
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #96, anything goes
5 Simple Things -  Inspire Me Fridays #119, anything goes
Totally Gorjuss -  Challenge #200, anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges -  Challenge #202, flowers & pearls


Thank you so much for visiting me! I hope the rest of your weekend is awesome!

-Diana :)