Sunday, July 31, 2011

New Cards

This week two of my friends, scrapping buddies, and former customers lost their husband and father. These two ladies lost a wonderful man. He was very supportive of his wife hobby and a great man. He will be missed by all. I pray for the family to get through their time of grief. I made these two cards to send to them. I struggle with Sympathy cards as much as going to a visitation and funeral. I hope they like them.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Great PaperCutz Challenge this week!!

This week it is a fun challenge over at PaperCutz! Make a card, layout, or craft project using something you'd find under the, crab, mermaid, seahorse, shells, etc. Use any colors or theme you like. I had fun with this challenge and maybe went overboard a little bit. I used Life's a Beach cartridge for most of it and the title I used Hello Kitty Font. Just click on the picture to make it larger to see the detail. I have some perfect pictures to get printed to use on these layouts. Join us this week and let's have fun!!!!

Do you need scrapbooking supplies and cardmaking materials at below wholesale prices? If this interest you, keep checking this blog for a link to great deals and so much more! Coming in the next few days!

Friday, July 22, 2011

PaperCutz Challenge 101

This week our challenge at PaperCutz is anything goes! Make a card, layout or papercraft of anything you like and any theme or color. I hope a lot of you join us and be sure to check out all the Design Teams blogs as well. I made some cards for this challenge out of scraps. These are very simple, but great cards to keep on hand. I am looking forward to seeing what you create for this challenge. Just click on the name above and show us your entry!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

My Mojo Monday entry

I am trying to get back into the swing of things with my crafting and trying to sell some of the stuff left from closing the store. If you are interested in some great deals, find me under dianek seller on ebay. Here is my entry this week for MoJo Mondays challenge #200. I used nothing but scraps on this card and used the cricut Essentials to cut the circle design. I will be needing birthday cards in the coming months, so my scraps are going to be put to use! I keep anything that I think can be used!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Clean bill of health!

I had my back surgery 7 weeks ago and a few days ago I went in for my check up. The Dr. said I was healing great and the back brace could come off! I think he saw the panic in my face and told me it would become a crutch if I did not stop using it. I explained that without it my back hurt and he told me to expect that and I had to build muscle back so start doing things. Of course, he was right and it is not as bad as it once was. He gave me a copy of the xray which showed the nuts and bolts he put in very clearly (I know they have technical names). My granddaughter Mary-Kate thought it was cool. I guess now maybe I can retire and do something! All this finally ended exactly one year to the day I closed my store. Was a long hard year of drs and pain, but it is behind me a future of good times now and some merchandise to still sell from the store....ebay I am getting for some big sales!!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Paper Cutz Challenge #100

This weeks challenge at PaperCutz is Designers Challenge. Our DT member, Lisa decided "the skies the limit". Make your card, layout or paper craft with anything you might find in the sky! It can be sun, clouds, moon, stars etc. the imagination can take over with this one. I made this cute 2 page layout to use with the park and my granddaughter playing on the slide and swings. I just need to get the pictures on it. Please join us this week for the challenge.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Paper Cutz challenge 99

Good Morning! I am a little late in posting this weeks challenge. I do not like rainy days and they make me want to just lay around and that is what I did!! This weeks challenge at PaperCutz is to use a stamped, cricut cut, or digital image of an ice cream cone, popsicle, ice cream sundae or milkshake. Use any colors or theme you want and you can do a card, layout or papercraft. Please join us this week for the fun challenge!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Blog Hop Winner

Thank you so much for all participating in the 1st ever PaperCutz Challenge Blog Hop. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Now for the winner of the blog candy I offered on my blog....

''Dee said....Great banner and awesome blog candy. I was just in Wash. DC visiting and sure could use your great gift:)"

Please send me your address to : and I will get your package out tomorrow.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Welcome to the PaperCutz Blog Hop!!

If you have arrived here from Patti's at , you are in the right direction for the fun today! We have all created banners for this holiday and want to share the fun with you! My banner is below, but be sure to check out all the pictures and leave me a comment on this page to be entered for the blog candy that I am giving away this weekend. All you have to do is leave me a comment and you will be randomly chosen to receive this package of goodies for your cardmaking, scrapping, or papercrafting all in the Americana theme. I will notify the winner on Tuesday July 5th! When you leave me, be sure to check out what Mary has to offer over at

BLOG CANDY PRIZES BELOW!!!!!!!!!!More will be added!

Don't worry if you did not start at the beginning, here is a list and you can start at our home at PaperCutz. When you leave here be sure to stop and see Mary at

Here is the list in case you missed the beginning:

Be sure to check out everyones blog and see who is giving prizes and join us with your creations! Happy Scrappin! Diane