Monday, March 31, 2014

Want to promote your blog?

Do you want more traffic to your blog?  If you do, join my friend Ken from Ken's Kreations on his Facebook page, Crazy About Our Crafty Blogs.  You can list your blog there and share your projects. Request to join and tell Ken that Diane sent you!!!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sunday Project at Exploring Cricut and More

Hope you have all had a wonderful weekend. Rainy and cold here in Kentucky and a good day for crafting!!!  Today I am sharing a project over at my other blog, Exploring Cricut and More.  Today I have created these adorable Spring Pals Treat Sacks from SVG Cuts.  These are so quick and easy and would be great for the little ones for a school or church treat.  Other than the bags themselves, I used my scraps.  I am including pictures of how the bag goes together which is so easy!!!  Stop by SVG Cuts and check out all the great files they have.
The bags completed.  Three come in the set.  Rabbit, lamb, and chick.
This is the way the bag cuts out.
In the directions, it shows where to score for the folds.
I used scor tape to put it together on the side and then the bottom just folds in and goes together perfectly.
Finished bag and all ready to decorate and fill with lots of goodies.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Silhouette Saturday with KaDoodle Bug Designs

I am really happy with my project for this Saturday. I used a couple of files from KaDoodle Bug Designs. These files are called Easter Bunny Titles and Girl with Basket.  You will want to jump over and get these before they retire on March 31 and they are on sale!!!!  Totally cute and so easy to use.  I added a little chalk and put them together with some scraps!  Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit me again tomorrow for another project I will be sharing for Exploring Cricut and More.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Time for a Challenge at Exploring Cricut and More

Time for another challenge over at Exploring Cricut and More!  It is called "Crafter's Choice".You are to created a card, layout, or paper craft of your choice, any colors, or themes as long as it is done with a die cutting machine and must include at least 1 pattern paper and 1 cardstock.  Have a blast and we can't wait to see what you create!  For this challenge, I used my Silhouette Cameo and a svg file called Coloring Eggs from My Craft Chick.  I love her files and this was fun and easy to put together. You can see this file and many others at her store at  Be sure to sign up for her email and get a free file on Friday!!! I will be all ready for Easter pictures. I just inked the edges and added some stickles to sparkle it up a bit. The background paper I used was from Bo Bunny an older paper and cardstock from Michaels.  You can resize these files to be what is needed for your page.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Silhouette Saturday with SVG Attic

Welcome to my Saturday Silhouette project. Today I am using files from SVG Attic and this one is called Pretty Purses. I made 3 of the 4 in this collection and did not find time to get the 4th done because I was down with a bug!  I resize these to use for note cards and treat bags.  These would be perfect for a girl party, Mother's Day or a tea party!  I used scraps for all 3 of these.  Be sure to stop by SVG Attic by clicking their name and see all the great file collections they have.  Be sure to stop by Monday and see my next project for a challenge at Exploring Cricut and More!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

My Special Announcement!

I am so happy and pleased to announce that I will be on the Paper Piercing By Nikki Designs, Design Team! Everyone knows from some of my projects, that I totally love all PPBN Designs svg files. I am so happy Nikki has chosen me to be on her team. I am so looking forward to sharing with you all her fabulous designs. We start in April and I am already preparing some great projects to share. Stop by and take a look at her great designs.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sunday Post at Exploring Cricut and More

Hope everyone has had a wonderful week.  Today I am sharing this calendar page over at Exploring Cricut and More.  I used the svg files from Treasurebox Designs.  I love their files.  I did not resize this one at all. I love how easy this was and now I have a page for a calendar I am creating for a gift. I used pattern paper from Michaels and cardstock from Bazzill.  Just added a little stickles too. Stop by and check out the other designs at Treasurebox Designs.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Silhouette Saturday with PPBN Designs

Happy Saturday. Hope your week has been a good one. Lots of home projects going on for me and not much crafting time. I did find some time for my Saturday Silhouette project.  I guess you know from my Saturday posts that I love the scrapbook page svg files from Nikki at PPBN Designs.  All the elements are perfectly sized for your pages and all you need to do is cut and put them on and add pictures.  Makes my scrapbooking so fast and believe me I am still behind with 3 grandchildren.  I loved this My Little Buddy page and really my grandson is too old for this, but I am still working on my grown sons albums so I think it will still come in handy.  I added some white pen stitches to the lettering and some stickles to the baseball on the threads.  Such a cute and easy page.  Stop by and see all the great things they have for your paper crafting.  Visit her at  Next week I have a super project from SVG Attic.

Monday, March 10, 2014

"The Luck of the Irish " Challenge at Exploring Cricut and More

Welcome to another challenge for Exploring Cricut and More. This is the first challenge that is open to all die cut machines!!! My project is the first HTV shirt I have tried with the Silhouette Cameo and I am so pleased how this turned out. I used Heat Transfer Vinyl from Expressions Vinyl and it was so great and easy to use. I just used my household iron and a cotton shirt and it looked so professional.  My little granddaughter loved it and will wear to preschool this week.  Now I will be making more shirts.  The svg files were from the Silhouette store and the item numbers are in the picture.  I got the little shirt marked down for $2 and so this was a bargain for sure!!!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Saturday Silhouette with Miss Kate Cuttables

Welcome to my Saturday Silhouette project. I am working on my little granddaughters album, only a little behind, I am doing 2011! I am almost finished with hers and will start my older granddaughter Mary-Kate's next. Today I did pages with the great svg cuts from Miss Kate Cuttables. This is My Mom and Me set. I love all the great flowers and made several to fill out the page. Be sure to visit and check out all her great svg files and remember she gives a free file daily and has some great daily deals!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Monday Daily Project at Exploring Cricut and More

Today I am filling in for Rae Ann who is a little under the weather. We have changed our format at Exploring Cricut and More and now you can use any die cutting machine. Today I am sharing a project that I created using the Silhouette Cameo and svg files from Miss Kate Cuttables. I love her files and I used the Little Artist file. I just enlarged it a little to make it work for my pictures. I used some background paper I got at Michaels and love how it turned out. These files are so fun to work with. I used cardstock from Michaels too.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sunday Project at Exploring Cricut and More

Welcome to the Sunday post for Exploring Cricut and More.  We have changed our format and now you can use any die cut machine along with cartridges, svgs, pnc and other files.  Our focus is still on die cuts.  Please check out the information on the blog.  Today I did a Cricut project with my Expressions 2 machine and used the cartridges Art Philosophy and Cricut Alphabet. This is the last winter thing I intend to make (I hope) cause I am thinking Spring!!! A winter storm is suppose to hit us today and hope it is the last!!!  I cut the tag 2.25 and 2.5 inches from Art Philosophy along with the snowflakes cut at 2 inches.  From Cricut Alphabet I cut the flourish swirls at 2 inches.  The paper is from my stash and from Bo Bunny. I only used scraps for this card and the pearls and jewels were from my stash of goodies.  I shared my craft room this week and now I am organized and ready to get busy!!!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Silhouette Saturday with PPBN Designs

Welcome to my Saturday Silhouette project. Today I have created another super layout from PPBN Designs. I love all the great scrapbook pages Nikki creates.  This one Scrappin Junky will be perfect for pictures of me and my scrappy friends!  I get together once a month with some terrific friends and now I need to make sure I take pictures to add to this fun layout.  Be sure to stop by and check out all the great designs at