Crafting With Diane

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Another Christmas Card

I absolutely LOVE this card!! This card uses another favored stamp set "Greeting Card Kids" which not only includes this adorable little girl in a Christmas stamp but also includes her in a Halloween stamp, a Valentines Day stamp and a going back to school stamp w/a little boy. Stamp set is very versatile. Hope you like this Christmas card also!!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Card I Made

Today I made this Christmas Card using 2 of my most favorite stamps. The background stamp is "Lovely As A Tree" stamped in Crumb Cake and "Dasher" stamped in Early Espresso. It's a very simple card to make when you're in a hurry and I think it looks rather elegant. Hope you agree!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Baking With The Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps

About a week ago I had both of my grandchildren spend the night with me and we decided that we wanted to bake cookies! We decided to make pumpkin spiced sugar that they're a little older it was alot more fun. This year my granddaughter Katie actually wanted to wear her apron (last year she refused!)...

They each got a turn to stir the cookie mix. Baking cookies with them was so much fun because they were so excited that they got to stand on a chair and actually experience baking. I popped them in the oven for approximately 15 minutes...meanwhile Hunter decided to get goofy on us....

In Hunters being silly picture you can see the "New" Stampin Up! cookie press that we are now selling. What it does is after the cookies are baked you can press a design on each individual cookie! We chose the snowflake press for this baking session (which I think we'll use throughout December...Santa will LOVE the design on his cookies!!!)....Here's the finished cookie....

The children LOVED eating the cookies that "they" made. They cannot wait to bake more cookies with grandma (and neither can I!!)  You can order the cookie press on my Stampin Up! website @

Monday, November 21, 2011

Online Extravaganza Has Begun!!

Our Online Extravaganza has begun. I love sales, don't you? Especially ones that I can enjoy from the comfort of my own home. That's right — no malls, no crowds, no fighting for a parking space ... shop 24/7 in the comfort of your home. Turn on some holiday music, sip a cup of hot cocoa, and save big with a few pushes of a button. Starting today, we have incredible discounts on over 50 items--up to 60 percent--saving big on your favorite products. Visit my Online Store to see the complete list of discounted items.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Online Extravaganza!!!!

Stampin Up's annual online Extravaganza will begin tomorrow morning 11/21/2011(12AM!!!) through 11/30/2011.  While this promotion is perfect for online orders during a super busy time of the year, sale prices will be available on all order types.

All you need to do is to log onto my online store HERE on Monday, November 21, to take advantage of great savings, like FREE digital downloads valued at $40 when you buy My Digital Studio Express, 60 percent off select Designer Fabrics, and 30 percent off an exclusive ribbon bundle!

In addition, there will be two items on sale for 24 hours only (November 21, 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM [MT])-so make sure you check out the first 24 hours on my online store!!

Refer a friend to my online store and with their first order I will send you out a gift for my appreciation. Just drop me a private message to let me know that you referred them! This is not just for this sale but anytime. 

Any questions please let me know!!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pumpkin Patch Visit

Today I took 2 of my 4 grandchildren to the Pumpkin Patch...i know...I wait until the last minute. Of course, they wanted to wear their costumes. My granddaughter Katie has never been to the Pumpkin Patch before. Hunter went with his preschool a couple weeks ago. Today I would've purchased ANY pumpkin they wanted...I didn't care if they had chosen the largest most expensive pumpkin there. They chose "big" little pumpkins so they could carry them themselves. They are so sweet and 2 of the most precious children around. I wish I could've taken the other 2 with me but we brought Jordan (who's 8 weeks old) home a tiny pumpkin

This is Bryce my 8 1/2 year old grandson carving the pumpkin I bought him a couple weeks ago with some friends. It looks like he's having alot of fun w/his friends.

Everyone have a happy & safe Halloween tomorrow!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I'm on a roll.....

...Let's hope that I can keep it going!! This card is made with Very Vanilla, pool party and soft suede cardstock, Spice cake dsp (have I mentioned that i LOVE this dsp?) and very vanilla seam binding. Cherish friendship is the stamp's such a versatile set too. I hope you all like my card as much as I do. More tomorrow!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Another Holiday Card

This is another creation of Lorita Koehn that I made this past weekend. This card was even more simpler to make than yesterdays card but just as beautiful (and no cutting!!!!) I hope to add new cards every day for the rest of the month on my blog and also to my facebook page (search from Stampin Up With Diane... follow me there!)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Almost Holiday Time...

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I know I did. This card that I made this weekend was created by Lorita Koehn another Stampin Up! Demonstrater that I met at the Atwater Fall Festival. I loved her work so I decided to check out her class. This card was super easy (except I hate cutting & therefore the cutting doesnt look that and the colors are gorgeous together. I have another card that I made that I will post tomorrow!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fall is in the Air...

Good Morning everyone, Welcome to Scrapbook Place's October Blog Hop! You should be arriving from the Terrific Teresa's Blog. If not, please start at the beginning with Linda's Blog This months theme is Fall or Giving Thanks. I just whipped up this card from an old faithful stamp set that I got at Stampin Up's! Regionals last year in Portland. For this card I used Soft Suede & More Mustard cardstock and DSP from our Holiday Mini called "Spice Cake" (Love this paper!!!). Inks that I used are also Soft Suede & More Mustard. The twine & button is also from Stampin Up! Next stop on the hop is magnificent Melissa's Blog. Leave me some feedback.  Follow me on Facebook @ Stampin Up With Diane!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Join Stampin Up! for only $99

$99 Starter Kit + Free Project Kit!

During July, you can join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator for only $99! This limited time Starter Kit—valued at $185—comes with the following high-quality products:

•Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
•Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
•Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
•Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
•Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
•Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
•Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock
•Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
•Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
•Note Cards (20)
•Clear-Mount Block C
•Blender Pen (1)
•SNAIL Adhesive
•Business supplies
*Brand new to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!

Plus, join in July and get a FREE Christmas Keepsake project kit—a $40 value! Imagine an afternoon spent chatting with friends while creating something beautiful—isn't that what Stampin' Up! is all about? But act now because this special kit is only available as part of this limited-time offer.

Join Stampin' Up! in July and get brand-new products, including an exclusive project kit—all for just $99! Contact me to get started today

You can also join just to get the discount. That's how I started.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Stampin Up! Retiring Items

The Stampin' Up! Retirement Lists are here!!

June 30th is the deadline for you to order these stamps, accessories and Decor Elements.

CLICK HERE to view the Retiring Stamp List.

CLICK HERE to view the Retiring Accessories List.

CLICK HERE to view the Retiring Decor Elements List.

Please remember the Accessories & Decor Elements are available "while supplies last" and the list will be updated daily at my online store.

Friday, May 27, 2011

All about Flowers!!!

Good Morning everyone, Welcome to Scrapbook Place's May Blog Hop! You should be arriving from the Terrific Teresa's Blog. If not, please start at the beginning with Lindsy's blog Lindsy's Blog This months theme is flowers. I made this card for a Stampin Up! get together for samples of new stamp sets. This is a really cute stamp set that I've made a few cards from. I hope that you enjoy my card. Next stop is darling Donna's Blog. Leave me some feedback.  Follow me on Facebook @ Stampin Up With Diane!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

My Birthday Cruise!!

Hello everyone!! It's been quite awhile since i've done any blogging. I have been very very busy with lots of things. Last week was my 50th Birthday!! On May 7th I had approximately 20 friends & family help me celebrate @ La Hacienda. We had a great time. It was really nice to just relax and talk with everyone.

On May 12th, my Aunt Gail & cousin Beth flew in from Albany NY to go on my birthday cruise to the Mexican Riviera with me.

I haven't seen my Aunt Gail in 8 years and I hadn't seen my cousin Beth in 29 years!! Can you believe that we allowed this to happen?!?!?! What is wrong with us???? Anyways, we've decided that we will not allow this to happen again. I had the time of my life and so thankful that they were able to attend the birthday cruise with me.

Also going on the cruise was my BFF Cheryl and she brought her friend Kathy to help me celebrate. We all had a wonderful time and hopefully we can go on another cruise soon...

From left to right is Kathy, Cheryl & me! This was the formal dinner we attended. My feet were KILLING ME!!!! lol. Here's a picture of the 5 of us as we were getting onto the ship.

Of course there was always the good looking men of Mexico there's a couple pictures...

I will share more later....................

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Another Blog Hop

Good morning everyone!! It's that time again for the Scrapbook Place blog hop. You should have gotten here from Allie's Blog. If not please start w/Pat's blog.

I made this card awhile ago to teach for stamp camp. I love the colors in this card. All materials are Stampin Up! Card stock is melon mambo and old olive. Old Olive ribbon is also used. This card is super easy to make.

Comment if you like my card...and comment if you don't! :o)  Next stop is at Lindsy's Blog. Hope you have fun on this blog hop

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Scrapbook Place Blog Hop
Welcome to the Scrapbook Place  Blog Hop. If you just happened upon my blog, please go to Lindsy's beautiful blog and start there, if you arrived here from Holley's're in the right place. 
As you go along the blog hop make sure you leave a comment.because one lucky person from Scrapbook Place will win a free snag on the Emerald Board!!! How great is that?!?!?!

This card was created using all Stampin Up products, cardstock used is crumb cake, bashful blue & old olive. I made this card awhile back @ my friend Julie's stamp club. I love this card!

Thanks for stopping by.  Don't forget to leave a comment to get a chance to win @ Scrapbook Place. Next stop is Pat M's blog. I know you'll definately enjoy what Pat has created.