Sunday, January 22, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

stamping for a cause ---

i recently became aware of a stamp company that i fell in love with -- it's called Hambo Stamps the images are too cute.  well, i dropped by the blog to check out the challenge - they call it the Hambo Hoedown (how cute is that)  this weeks challenge -- involving a very cute puppy, introduced me to an awesome mission project.  it combines 2 things that i love -- stamping/card making and mission/service.





since i'm new to participating in the Hoedown --- i bought the digi, and i can't wait to have a few minutes to play with it -- i'll post it when i get it done, and it will be off in the mail to the"send a smile 4 kids group.

so very excited about this -- i'm thinking about getting a bunch of the girls together for a fun and reative day to send off a whole bunch.

so -- stay tuned to see what i create with e very cute puppy digi.  be sure to check out both of the sites - Hambo and Send a Smile 4 Kids!

see you soon ---
thanks for stopping by!  and happy stamping!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

wordless wednesday. . .

making a bow - click for more details :)




thanks for stopping by! happy stamping!

Monday, January 16, 2012

petals and candlelight ---

i ran across a you tube video that uses the ornament punch from stampin' up to make a cute paper flower.   she added battery operated candle to the center - it's so cute!

here is one i made -


aren't they sweet!  they really aren't that hard to make.  here is a pic of one with the candle lit.

since i didn't come up with the design, here is the you tube video i watched.  she uses glitter in the video to give it some bling.  i opted not to -- but i might make another one and put some on to see which i like better. :)

i'm also going to play around with other colors! :)

here's the video  from you tube-



thanks so much for stopping by!  see you again soon ---

happy stamping!


Sunday, January 15, 2012

inspirational sunday. . .

well, i'm trying wordless wednesday -- let's do inspirational sunday.  creative and inspirational quotes. . .



thanks for stopping by! happy stamping!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

wordless wednesday ---

let's try something new -- wordless wednesday.  i hope to find something each wednesday that is sharing in creativity and wordless -- well, from me anyway.  lol.
so -- let's get to it.




thanks for stopping by -- happy stamping!

Monday, January 9, 2012

etsy shop QR code

i've created a QR code for my etsy shop - check it out, and share it if you'd like! :)

thanks for stopping by!  happy stamping! :)

Friday, January 6, 2012

inspirational ---



i've posted about the coasters and trivets i've been stamping -- i love the look of the tumbled tiles, a rustic charm.

i've expanded the tile concept into magnets - i had a bunch of these in my etsy shop - and they have been moving very well.  each has a different inspirational quote (from various stamp sets from Stampin' Up)!

i love that no 2 of these will be the same - the cracks and holes and patches in the tile make each one unique.

these are easy enough to do --- the tiles i bought  a "sheet" of at lowe's, and unlike the coasters and trivets - these you can use whatever ink you like.  the coasters and trivets i use stazon because it doesn't run with the water and or heat placed on it.



you could also seal the tiles with modpodge if you wanted too since they don't need to be absorbent.  i just attached a heavy duty magnet to the back.

wouldn't these would make a great gift for a friend, or a party favor?


thanks for stopping by today!  hope to see you again soon!

happy stamping!





Tuesday, January 3, 2012

a cup of tea ---

(wow -- 2 posts today - hehe.)

i decided to play along with a challenge today at Splitcoast Stampers -- haven't done that in awhile.

This card is for the clean and simple (CAS) challenge #151 .  the challenge was to use something "beverage" related - and to keep it clean and simple.

here's the card i did ---


sorry -- the picture isn't the best.  the stamp set is from stampin' up - called morning cup. i colored it with colored pencils and gamsol.

think i might need to get myself back into doing challenges this year -- got away from them toward the end of last year -- they are always lots of fun!

thanks for stopping by --- happy stamping!

a new addiction --

have you discovered pinterest yet?  WOW. i think i'm addicted.  hehe -- i find myself playing on here more than i should admit to -- LOL.

anyway -- for those of you who don't know what it is, think of it as a giant pin board - or even a place to hold and organize all of your favorites and bookmarks.  it's a community of sorts - you and others share pins - see something you like and want to be able to find it again - pin it to your board.  you can have boards of all sorts --

here is an example from my craft pinboard:




aren't these sweet?  rubber stamps for kids - quick and easy -- bottle caps, and foam stickers!
(click on the source to go to the original page for directions)

here is another one - these are so sweet.  i love that you can click though and get the directions -- lots of ideas being shared.what a great idea for a classroom valentine's day party.





or - here is another example from my food pinboard - a great recipe i want to try -




mexican stuffed shells -- don't they look yummy?

from time to time i may share some of my finds with you here.  if you  are on pinterest, and would like to follow my boards, there is a button on the right sidebar to follow me.

thanks for stopping by --- happy stamping!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

happy new year!

well, once again time has gotten away from me!  i won't make any excuses, but will apologize for not updating this sooner.  but -- not to worry, it's a new year, and there WILL be new post!

i've been working on some new ideas that i'm excited to share with you. 

also coming this year i hope to spotlight some shops on etsy.  i've meet some wonderful people, who have wonderful shops and items.  i'd love to introduce you to them.

another thing coming to this blog this year - product reviews.  i hope to be able to start trying and reviewing some craft products and showing you how or if they work

so -- check back often!  new posts will be rolling out soon!

thanks for stopping by!  happy crafting -- and happy new year!

--diane

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