Crafting With Diane

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Medallion Card

I love this card. The medallion stamp is one of the most versatile stamps that Stampin' Up! uses. This creative card was created by Kim and was her shoebox card that those who wanted to make her card could. The colors are Cherry Cobbler and chocolate chip paper. The brad goes really good w/this card. This card was very easy to make but looks very classy at the same time. You can't really see it from this picture but the medallion stamp was inked up w/Cherry Cobbler ink and then went over by our shimmer paint for a glittery look.

Good Book i'm Reading

It's called "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" by Kim Edwards. It's such a good book. I used to read alot. The books that I normally read are Science Fiction by my favorite author Stephen King. My favorite book by him was "The Stand". Now, I must admit that I started that book a number of times because it's slow @ first but when I really started reading it...I couldn't put it down!! That's like this book. It's a story that takes place in the early 60's and a woman & her husband decide they want a child. She gives birth to two children and one (the girl) has Down's Syndrome. While the wife was out of it...he gave the girl to the nurse to take somewhere because he didn't want his wife to suffer. The nurse took the baby and decides to raise it herself!!

That's all I'm going to say about this book and i've said that much because that's the summary on the back of the Anywho, you should read it because like I's a good read. If you've read the book, let me know what you thought! I'm about half way through it right now and would like to be done w/it by end of the week.

I will send out another card blog later on tonight!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

One handed card

Happy Monday everyone! Feeling a little under the weather today but I did want to do another blog post. I have so many cards and projects that I want to share with everyone from this past weekend. The story behind this card is that we were challenged to grab 3 pieces of cardstock, one stamp set and one embellishment and make a card...pretty easy huh?? NOT!! We had to make a card only using one hand!!! The first one finished won a prize. I didn't win and I (almost) finished the entire card one handed. I chose poppy parade, basic black and whisper white as my cardstock, the stamp set I chose was "Aviary" and my embellishment I chose was ribbon. This was the final result. I did everything w/one hand except for the ribbon. Think it sounds easy?!?! I challenge you to try's actually kind of fun!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

National Card Making Day!

Hope everyone had as much fun on National Card Making Day as I did. I was invited by my friend/upline Julie to go to a cabin in the mountains w/10+ other stampers to enjoy this day together. We brought enough supplies to last us a week or more! Doesn't this always happen when you go away somewhere? You always pack too much. Thank you Julie for inviting me and a shout out and HUGE thank you to Beverlee for allowing this awesome weekend to happen!

The picture above is one of my favorite items that I made this weekend. It held most of my projects and it's super easy to make. I used dsp from Deck the Halls (LOVE that dsp!), Cherry Cobbler cardstock for the bottom of the bag and the large scallop square, Old Olive was used for the smaller of the scalloped squares and the Santa stamp comes from the stamp set "Jolly Old Saint Nick". I love this stamp set because it has the old fashioned Santa from back when I was a child....yes, it was a very long time ago!! lol. I also used Cherry Cobbler seam binding for the bag handles and old fashioned brads for decoration. All items used on this project is from Stampin' Up!!

If you want to learn to make this project or something else...sign up on to find upcoming classes near you! There is no cost to join this meetup.

I have a huge amount of projects to share with you from this weekend so I will definately be blogging more soon!