Wednesday, August 17, 2016

WOYWW

It's been another very busy week. So many plans and so many things undone!  Another week where I planned to go play in my craft room, and never made it.  So, here’s my desk – several things in progress and nothing complete.  LOL  But the good thing is I get to check out everyone else’s desk by visiting WOYWW over at Julia’s Stamping Ground

Here's my desk.
 

I do have a another card for my class at the Craft Inn.  This is the second card.  Again it's made with Dare 2B Artzy stamps and dies and Die-namics for the background.  Here's my card.
 

Thanks for stopping by.  I love reading your comments!!
 
Diane

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Dare 2B Artzy

I made this card using the new cat stamps from Dare 2B Artzy.  I bought these stamps from the Craft Inn - I GREAT craft shop here in town.   I will be teaching how to make this card on Tuesday August 23 & Friday August 26.


The stamp set is Dare 2B Atzy and the background was made using  Die-namics Striped Sentiment Strip Cover-Up die.  All these things can be found at The Craft Inn.  I have so much fun teaching classes at the Craft Inn.  I'll be showing the two other cards for the class later this week!

Have a great day - and if you are near or in Louisville come check out the Craft Inn at the new location - 1917 Blankenbaker Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40299.  I hope to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by!

Diane  

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

WOYWW

WOYWW.  Like always  - if you don't know -- What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday - Our host Julia brings us together every week - find out more there at Julia's blog.  It's just a great time to go snooping at other's messes and creative juices....
And BIG NEWS!  Julia is finally back as our host. Jan was fabulous taking her place while Julia was recovering.  Thank you Jan and Welcome back Julia!!!

I'm traveling this week so here's my desk at the hotel. 


Here's  the watercolor I attempted.  It's not quite right. April suggested adding more green. I'll do that later. 



Thanks for stopping by. I will be making my rounds but it might take me all week like last week!!

Have a great week!!

Diane. 


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

WOYWW

WOYWW

It"s desk hopping day, better known as  - WOYWW - What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday - Our host Julia is off right now, but the wonderful Jan is taking over for now.  here's Jan's blog - Lunch Lady Jan.
As you can see. Not much has changed. Still a mess but I did color and cut out some flowers!



Have a great week!!
Diane

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

WOYWW

It's desk hopping day, better known as  - WOYWW - What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday - Our host Julia is off right now, but the wonderful Jan is taking over for now.  here's Jan's blog - Lunch Lady Jan.
I've been missing the last couple of weeks, but I'm going to try to do better. My desk is a mess but here it is!!!
 

Have a great week!!

Diane

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

WOYWW

It"s desk hopping day, better known as  - WOYWW - What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday - Our host Julia is off right now, but the wonderful Jan is taking over for now.  here's Jan's blog - Lunch Lady Jan.  My week has been crazy with family obligations & I have not been home let alone gotten to craft.....so I am just going to share with you all my two other slider cards for my class.
Here's my other slider cards. 
This one is using Dare 2B Artsy.



And this one using Tim Hotlz crazy birds. 
Outside:


Inside:

And here's a video of it moving. 
 
 
 
 

Thanks for stopping by!   Have a great week! 

Diane
 
I LOVE and appreciate all your comments!




Tuesday, June 7, 2016

WOYWW



It"s desk hopping day, better known as  - WOYWW - What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday - Our host Julia is off right now, but the wonderful Jan is taking over for now.  here's Jan's blog - Lunch Lady Jan.
 
Hi!  I've been a busy bee!!  Didn't get a chance to post last week. Speaking of bees - here's a quick look of a slider card I made for a class I'm going to teach. 
Have a great day!
 

 
 
 

Here's the card in motion:

 
 
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week!
 
Diane

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

WOYWW

It"s desk hopping day, better known as  - WOYWW - What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday - Our host Julia is off right now, but the wonderful Jan is taking over for now.  here's Jan's blog - Lunch Lady Jan.
My son came home with one of his third grade art projects.  He made a bookmark.  He explained how he made it using shaving cream and paint.  And I thought hey - what a great idea.  So I decided to play with shaving cream & alcohol inks.  Here's the steps I took and the results.

First here's what you need - a paper plate, alcohol inks, shaving cream, and of course paper!



Put shaving cream on your paper plate and then smooth it out - like icing a cake. 

 


Next randomly drop your alcohol ink around on top of the shaving cream.


Take a stick or whatever you have handy - I had my bone folder - and swirl through the drops lightly swirling the colors.  Do as little or as much as you want.




When satisfied, drop you paper on top and lightly pat down.



Pull the paper off.



Lastly scrap off the shaving cream.



Voila - marble looking background.  

 


Just let it sit and dry.


I had so much fun, I made them over and over.  I used the same pile of shaving cream a couple of times.  Sometimes adding a little more color, and sometimes, just swirling a little more.




Give it a try and have some fun!

Have a great day!

Diane
 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

WOYWW

Wow. Another week. Wednesday snuck up on me.  But Saturday I enjoyed cropping with friends and meeting Beth Kingston (Kingston Crafts) - She's craft host on HSN. 



Like always  - if you don't know -- What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday - Our host Julia brings us together every week - find out more there at Julia's blog.  It's just a great time to go snooping at other's messes and creative juices....


Oh - see I'm out of it...I forgot that Jan is taking over for Julia while Julia is off on holiday and then preparing for her operation - Keep Julia in your prayers please.  So here's Jan's blog.

Have a great day!


Diane

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

WOYWW

WOYWW.  Like always  - if you don't know -- What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday - Our host Julia brings us together every week - find out more there at Julia's blog.  It's just a great time to go snooping at other's messes and creative juices....
I was busy finishing my album.  Got it done Saturday night. Have it to my mom on Sunday and she loved it!  I was so excited.  So instead of my desk here's some pics of the album. Thank you all for the support and well wishes to get it done!  It helped and motivated me! HUGS!!!
 
 
 
 


Here's my wonderful mother!  I hope she had a great Mother's Day.



Thanks for stamping by!

Diane

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

WOYWW

WOYWW.  First if you don't know -- What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday - Our host Julia brings us together every week - find out more there at Julia's blog.  It's just a great time to go snooping at other's messes and creative juices....

Messy messy messy. Just starting to work on a Disney scrapbook for my mom for Mother's Day. 
 

One page almost done.  19 more to go!!! Lol

Have a great day!!
Thanks so much got stopping by. 

One more most important note...tomorrow is my BFF's Birthday.  While you are visiting desks I'm sure you will visit hers.  Be sure to wish her an early birthday!  Happy Birthday April!!!! (Scrapbooking and Cardmaking 101)

Diane


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Get Well Soon Card




This is the card that I was working on my desk during WOYWW.  It's a get well card for a friend.  I used Art Impressions People Clear Stamp Set - Get Well.  I found mine at Michaels.


Here's the card:



And the inside


And a closer up side view:



Yesterday people asked what the tiny bits were on my desk on WOYWW.  They were the pill bottles I made.  I used the pill bottle stamps from the AI set.  I colored them then I did one of my favorite things.  I covered them with 3D Crystal Lacquer.  After they dried I cut them out.  Gave some nice dimensions to the bottles. 

Here's a closer view:


Thanks so much for stopping by.  I appreciate any comments you want to leave.
Have a good day!

Diane

PS.  My BFF April made a card with the same stamp.  You can see her card on her blog.  I'm really digging that die she used.....might be another one I have to get.  I need more die storage!!!  LOL

Best Nurse Ever





Tuesday, April 26, 2016

WOYWW

WOYWW. I missed last week. I have not had any time to play at my craft desk.  And it's a mess!!!  First if you don't know -- What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday - Our host Julia brings us together every week - find out more there at Julia's blog.  It's just a great time to go snooping at other's messes and creative juices....
Here's my mess!!!
 

And yes my floor is getting even worse - not better -  and no I'm not showing it yet.  But I will before too long!!!  I have to have the redeeming after picture of a cleaned floor too!  
Have a great day!
 
Hugs!!

Diane

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

WOYWW

WOYWW. That's right it's - What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday.  Julia brings us together every week - find out more there at Julia's blogI hope everyone is having a great week.  I've done nothing the last couple days so I all have on my desk is a mess and the card I posted on Saturday.


So that's it for me this week.  And yes still no picture of the floor.  Maybe once I clean it I'll show you a before and after.  😉

Have a great week everyone!  Hugs!!!

Diane

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Challenge 181 - Add a Brad

Art Impression Challenge 181 - Add a Brad.   I love Art Impression stamps, and this new stamp I found at Michael's is no exception.  I added flowers and brads to two of the girls hats to make they really big and stand out.  Here's my card for the challenge:
 
 
The image comes from the stamp set  New Hampton ART IMPRESSIONS RUBBER STAMP clear cling set GOT STYLE.  The saying for the card was from anther AI set - Dare to be Fabulous.  I thought how perfect with the BIG accessorized hats.  :)
 
I made the background by following a post  - Caught In Crystal  by PartiCraft
 
First you squeeze 3D Crystal Lacquer acetate. 
 
 
Then you drop alcohol inks.
 
 
Then lightly sprinkle some perfect pearls that blend with your colors.
 
 
Lastly you crinkle up  a piece of tissue paper and then lay it on top & pat down - I used my brayer.
 
 
The let it dry.
I couldn't get a picture without a glare - but this is the end result.  My tissue paper was too big - but my first try I made it too small! So I figured it was easier to cut off the excess after it dried!    I made this with a 8.5 x 11 piece of acetate so I could cut it into several backgrounds. 


 
Thanks for stopping by!

As always I love to read all comments!

Diane
 



 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

WOYWW

That's right it's - What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday.  Thank you Julia for bringing us all together.  Sending you hugs and well wishes1!

Busy week. What else is new!!  My desk is a mess....but not as bad as the floor!  One day I'll show that!!  So here's my desk with my card in progress. 


Here's a closer look at the card I was working on. 


Then here's the finished project:



After I added the bling, I decided I didn't like the BIG bling in the corners....but too late it's stuck.  It's not bad, but I think it looked better without.  Live and Learn.  :)
 
And from the side:


Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day!!!

Diane


Sunday, April 3, 2016

April's Showers & Flowers

This week's theme at April's blog is flowers and showers.  Today I made my flower card for April.  
 

The images are from Lawn Fawn - Our Friendship Grows and its corresponding dies. 
 

I colored this card with Copics - YG25, YG03, E35, E15, E18, E23, Y18, YR15.

I used Lea'bilitie die - Flower frame for the frame around the flowers and for a little extra on the inside. 




Here's the inside. 



 
I also used pop dots to give dimension to the card. I added a little white gel pen on the flowers also.  Here's a view from the side. 




That's it for today.  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by. If you have a chance leave a comment and say hi!

Hugs!!

Diane 




Thursday, March 31, 2016

April's Use Your Words

This weeks theme on my BFF April's blog is 'Use Your Words'. April challenged us to make cards with just out word stamps.  So here's my cards. 




A few weeks ago I made two backgrounds by embossing a swirl and then inking all over. One blue and one peach.  They turned out cute but then sat on my desk for two weeks trying I decide what to do with them. 
I decided to stamp my words on some velum and then put that on top my design backgrounds.   On the blue background I used the stamp from Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamp Set, Good Thoughts.  The stamp on the peach background is from stamp set Fiskars 8x8 Inch Good Times Clear Stamps
 
One thing I found was that it takes ink a lot longer to dry on velum.  So I made some small black dot smudges on them.   That's when I decided to add the bling.  I put that on top of the smudges and now they are mostly gone!  LOL
 
Have a great day!  Thanks for stopping by.  I love reading all the comments so if you have time, please leave one!
 
Thanks!
 
Diane