Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Many Thanks

Hello crafty peeps! I hope you're having a great week. I just returned from a trip to Nashville, TN for my brother's wedding. Because of Lexi's health issues, I made it a very quick trip.... back & forth between California & Nashville in 72 hours! Needless to say, I'm a wee bit tired. The wedding was amazing & I had so much fun, but I'm glad to be back home with Lexi & my other babies.

For today's post, I have a set of four 4 x 4" thank you cards. I just got this stamp from CTMH & I think it is so stinkin' adorable! I also made matching envelopes, which I am very into lately....

SIZE:  4 x 4"
PAPEREcho Park, DCWV, Core'dinations, Bazzill
STAMPCTMH "Flowering Thanks"  *** Available for purchase HERE ***
INKCTMH Exclusive Inks "Black", VersaMagic "Spring Pansy" & "Aloe Vera"
EMBOSSINGCuttlebug with "Swiss Dots" & "Simple Flowers" folders
OTHERPrismacolor pencils, Fiskars Paper Edgers, Offray ribbon, Stickles "Eucalyptus", Ranger Liquid Pearls "Baby Blue" & "White Opal", Viva Decor Pearl Pen "Lilac", We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board



DL.ART -  Thankful Thursday October Linky Challenge, anything goes, entry #2
Every Day Is An Occasion -  Sunday Funday Link Party #14, anything goes
5 Simple Things -  Inspire Me Fridays #126, anything goes
Little Scrap Pieces -  Fun Friday Linky Party, anything goes
Craftin Desert Diva's -  Linky Party #18, anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays -  Challenge #144, anything goes
Twisted Tuesday -  Challenge #62, anything goes
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #103 (Galatians 6:14), anything goes


Thank you for visiting me & I hope you have a wonderful day!

-Diana ♥

Sunday, October 13, 2013


Hello crafty friends! I hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday. I've been so consumed with taking care of Lexi that it's hard to focus on anything else. It turns out she is in kidney failure now, in addition to the liver tumor. It wasn't just an infection, like we had hoped it would be. For the most part she is in good spirits, so we just take it day by day & treasure every moment with her.

I have made numerous cards over the past few months, but have just never gotten around to posting most of them. So I'm going to start with this one....

CRICUTExpression & Gypsy
CARTRIDGE:  "Simple Cards"
EMBOSSINGCuttlebug with "Swiss Dots" folder
STAMPSCTMH "In My Heart" & "Simple Stitches"
INKCTMH Exclusive Inks "Desert Sand"
OTHEROffray ribbon, Ranger Liquid Pearls "White Opal", Fiskars corner punch, Scrapp'n Supplies heart gems



DL.ART -  Thankful Thursday October Linky Challenge, anything goes
Happy Campers -  Challenge #22, flowers, 2nd entry
5 Simple Things -  Inspire Me Fridays #124, anything goes
Die Cuttin' Diva's -  Challenge #136, use brown
Hiding In My Craft Room -  Challenge #119, Super Scraps Saturday
Little Scrap Pieces -  Fun Friday Linky Party, anything goes
Simon Says Stamp -  Wednesday Challenge, use rubber or clear stamps 
CAS-ual Fridays -  Challenge #117, use real or faux stitching


Thank you so much for visiting me today!

-Diana :)

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Giveaway Winner!

Hello friends! I'm so sorry it has taken me so long to announce the winner of my giveaway. We found out last week that, in addition to her liver tumor, Lexi is now in kidney failure. We had a really rough few days & I was thinking it was time, but then yesterday she sprang up with bright eyes & has been eating & she's taken me for 3 walks through the vineyard since yesterday. Miracle of miracles! I know not to get my hopes up because her condition is fatal, but I'm just enjoying & treasuring these days when she is her happy self again!

And now.... on to the winner!....

Congrats to you, Diana!!

I already have your shipping info, so I will get this prize bundle on its way to you early next week. 

Thank you to everyone who entered & I'll be back soon with some more cards to share!

-Diana :)