Monday, December 28, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
I made this nutcracker yesterday and thought he turned out so cute, I'm converting a bunch of winter holiday files and this is the first one I've cut out, this is from a monthly group I used to have so all my files are in .gsd format, it will take me a while to convert them all over, but my plan is to have them up in the store by Jan 1st so I can offer them 1/2 price, I may list them seperatly also, but the 1/2 price will apply to the collection. They will include some Christmas, some Hannakah, Valentines, New Years, and a few Presidents day.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
I got a little time today to use the pen tool and cut out your stocking. Not
fancy or traditional colors but fun. Thanks, Ginger "Games"
Stocking.... Nothing fancy but I do love the file.
Paper Company Al Fresco White
Basic Grey nook & pantry nap-2054
Cut out all the pieces (cuts nicely) & lightly brushed a copper clalk ink on the white. Used a Septa ink for the stocking base distressing. Wanted to do handwriting so used a black marker for this. Holly & Berries were made using Smooches Green & Red. Ribbon is a Holiday ribbon found in Michael's. Taped on 2 mini candy canes and that's it!
Made up 12 of these (have to put the candy canes on them yet) with all the kids & fur kids names on them. Just need to find a spot to put up the tree!!!!! Nice file and thank you for allowing us all to play with it! Thanks again, Deb
Friday, December 18, 2009
This stocking was made by my dear friend Elaine Wright
carstock and paper- Real Red Cardstock with Merry Moments Designer Paper Stampin Up
box-Fancy Favors box die Stampin up
The top and heel/toe are fabric. I put it on a box , you could put treats in it or use it like I did to hold silverware at your holiday table (yeah, we are both so fancy). I'm sending 3 pictures because, well, I'm an over-achiever :~) -Elaine
2nd one is from one of my readers
Both stockings are cut from DaisyD paper and misc white and dark red paper. The DaisyD piece is leftover from a slab I had. I was looking for something that looked like patchwork material and this was perfect.
Both stocking bodies were distressed on the edges with black ColorBox chalk ink then outlined with a black atyou Spica pen. I also outlined each heal. I used a garnet and lipstick red atyou Spica pens on the dark squares in the paper to give them some sparkle.
For the smaller one I cut my son’s name out of misc black paper then covered it with black stickles to make it look like it was done in glitter on the stocking top. For the larger stocking I covered the top with DecoArt Glistening Snow Writer to make it look fluffy. I cut “Merry Christmas” from Diana’s Merry Christmas Title file to put on it and used a small red rhinestone to dot the “i” in Christmas. To finish it off I added a holly charm (from www.acharmingplace.com) colored with Emerald Green Liquid Pearls and Xmas Red Stickles.--Sandra
Where are all the other stockings???
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Stippled the leaves with copper stampers ink and the poinsettia with strawberry stampers ink. I outlined the edges of the leaves and poinsettia with a glitter pen. I LOVE this. ---- Sue
The free file is still the Christmas Stocking, the due date is 12/20, I have one finished one, she may win by default, I'll post that one on Friday.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
This is a layout that Sue has made for me, she used my files from the Ballet Collection, Click here to purchase file. I sell it for $4.99 at Paperthreads, and it includes a total of 15 files, including a full page mat, 3 borders, several titles and ballet images.
I'm working on a friendship album for my daughter for Christmas, I'm pretty sure she doesn't read my blog, but just in case, she did ask for it, and probably knows I'm working on it anyway. I have a few more things to make for Christmas, and it's really getting fun, trying to figure out what to make everyone, it makes it more personal. I've come up with an idea for next year for my kids, recipe books. All the recipes I've collected and make, especially their favorites, I only have 1 that is married and living on his own right now, so next year will be a good time to make this for them, maybe my two younger one's will be closer to moving out on their own.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
How I made the boxes
I sprayed the tops with krylon paint, used my klick-n-kut to cut out vinyl to write their names on the top of the boxes, and used the stamps sets Holiday Boys and Holiday Girls to decorate the outside edges. (Shown is Holiday Boys)
Hope you enjoyed my project, I have some TAC stamps that I'm giving away, all you have to do is post a comment, and/or become a follower and post another comment, that you became a follower. Be sure and leave your e-mail so I know how to contact you if you win.
I'll draw for the stamps on Tuesday 12/15. Your next stop is Angela.
Diana <--You are here
Saturday, December 12, 2009
I love blog hops, and I just participated in one on Paper Cupcakes, here is the url if you want to check it out http://havinganartatack.blogspot.com/ One of the challenges was to make a card using the mouse and cupcake image.
1 tag (I used a sizzix die to make it), 2 textures (swirls embossing template on the scalloped circle, scorebug all around outside of base), 3 patterned papers (one is the tag, and 2 of them is behind the circle), 4 folded ribbons (sheer pink on tag), and 5 brads (glimmer brads in pink). I was allowed 1 color of cardstock not counting the base so I used a darker pink than the base. I wasn't too sure if we could add anything else, but it was screaming for a saying so I stamped Happy Birthday with a stampin'up stamp. I also colored the mouse and cupcake with prisma colored pencils and copics. This was really a challenge for me, but I enjoyed it.
Come back tomorrow at 8pm for a Angel Company Blog Hop, the theme is "All Wrapped Up", it will be fun!! I might even give out some stamps.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
My stocking was cut out of Velvet Stocking-Blitzen Collection-Basic grey paper, white and red. I sponged fire brick ink distress ink on the patterened paper, black on the edges of the white and red paper. then I glued them together. I think using a sponge to apply the ink gives it a softer edge and the white looks like fur when I do this.-------Diana
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
"JOY was a freebie available I snagged from your Blog and has a style applied to it. The Dandelion I have used in shades of gray to suggest stamping, I like the final effect.
Card designed to show cutter files can be used digitally successfully!"
Monday, December 7, 2009
This won 1st place with 3 out of 6 possible votes, I'm glad this one won because she actually used my files to make the layout, the flowers, bee's and beehive are from my "bee's and beehive" files, you can get them here http://www.paperthreads.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=1512
This layout got 2nd place with 2 votes, I think everything in this layout is stampin up
This layout gets honorable mention with 1 vote, in fact my son said the reason he gave this layout a vote was because he thought the title was funny.
This one also used one of my files, the bird, it's actually a freebie on paperthreads, you can get it here
I also have 7 more at paperthreads in a collection if you like that one.
This was fun, I was very excited to get each and every entry, so thank you all. Do you want me to do more sketch contests? How much time do I need to give, maybe next time I'll give a free file for everyone that enters, hmmmmm.
Have a great day,
Friday, December 4, 2009
I have 3 entries for the layout contest, you have 1 more day to get your entry in to me. I'll post all the entries on Monday and announce the winner then.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
$10.00 each includes shipping
Caribbean Cruise 144 files
scrapbooking mega cd 74 files
Wedding words vol 1 before the wedding 70 files
Wedding words vol 2 during the wedding 88 files
Wedding words vol 3 after the wedding 70 files
12x12 Calendar Overlays 25 overlays
12x12 Birthday Overlays 32 overlays
$6.00 each includes shipping
scrapbook sayings 37 files
Patriotic summer 31 files
simple sentiments 32 files
just words 38 files
Heritage Designs 31 files
love and marriage 34 files
Red hat designs 39 files
Pets collection 34 files
Sentiments 31 files
Fall sayings 30 files
Tropical Designs 37 files
Descriptive Monograms 32 files
Fair and Carnival 36 files
Sports collection 43 files
Zoo collection 35 files
Birthday Designs 35 files
Calendar Cuts 35 files
Groovy 70's 37 files
Recipe Designs 40 files
Baby Designs 39 files
8x8 overaly 10 overlays
only gsd $6.00 includes shipping
Fall designs 36 files
doodles and swoopies 36 files
fall holidays 35 files
Children Playing 39 files
Heritage Designs 31 files
Fair and CArnival 36 files
calendar cuts 35 files
Here are thumbnails of the Sports Collection
Friday, November 27, 2009
ps I only have 2 entries for the sketch contest, remember winner gets $20 worth of files and 2nd place gets $10 worth.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
He is making his own wine in our basement and I'm going to fix him up a shelf area where he has all his wine making supplies. This is a light I'm going to give him to decorate that area.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Since it's my Birthday tomorrow you get the presents, on Nov 30th I'll be drawing 2 winners, you'll be getting Christmas Poinsettia's collection or Christmas Tree Ornaments Collection, to start you off with your holiday cutting. These include files for SVG, AI, WPC, GSD and KNK which should cut on any cutter on the market as of now. You can get up to 4 entry's, if you become a follower or post on your blog, be sure to leave me a message telling me you did this. Or if someone tells me you refered them. I'm going to have my grandson pick the winners he's 2 so he can't read the names and cheat.
1 entry for leaving me a message with your e-mail address (so I can contact you if you win)
1 entry for becoming a follower
1 entry for posting on your blog about my blog candy giveaway
I entry if a friend said you (your e-mail address) refered them to the giveaway
Friday, November 13, 2009
Go here to purchase this file collection
p.s. next week is my birthday and I'll post the free file on that day
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Go here to purchase this file collection
Monday, November 9, 2009
Also on sale, CD's only shipping included, files are GSD, AI, WPC and KNK
Scrapbooking Words Mega CD - 74 files - regular price $20.00 - sale price $10.00 shipped12x12 Calendar overlays - 30+ files - regular price $20.00- sale price $10.00 shipped
The following have 30 to 40 files and are regular $10.99 sale $6.00 shipped
Tropical Summer Designs
Love and Marraige
GSD FILES ONLY also on sale for $6.00
Doodles and Swoopies
Friday, November 6, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
This is a page I did for a friends Prom Party, I cut out the fairies from Mica/Metallic you can get from PaperTemptress, I used opal, it turned out better than I expected, the fairies collection will be available at Paper Threads for purchase in all 5 formats soon. E-mail me with any questions... Akadi14@aol.com
Monday, November 2, 2009
Here is a layout I did using the outhouse pumpkins and title from the Fall in the Country Collection now available at Paperthreads, you'll also get a oak fall leaf and several more titles and mats.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
thanks to my good friend Elaine and cut them out and then added them to my scrapbook page, I'm trying to use stamps more in my scrapbook pages. Elaine has a lot of cool ideas on her blog too,
Check it out.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
QUESTION..Can you give me more information on how to use vinyl with my cutter?
DIANA..I will post a tutorial on my blog on where to buy vinyl and how to use it in the next few day.
QUESTION..I noticed an awesome spinner album image in your sidebar but the link didn't work. Is this something you sell?
DIANA..I have about 5 kits left, I made the spinner with double sided paper and chipboard, (not included in the kit) you'll get the bare wood with a lazy susan attached so it spins, ball for the top, o-wire to connect the paper with your bind-it-all, and instructions on how to assemble it all I used 5" x 5 1/4" size for the album, but you can make it a little bigger if you want. $20.00 includes shipping and I can send you a paypal request if you wish to purchase one. E-mail me at Akadi14@aol.com
Saturday, October 3, 2009
I have 50% off the files in my part of the store throughout the weekend, if you are a cricuit owner and the file is not converted yet, just send me your reciept and I'll convert any of the files you purchased that are mine, here is the direct link to my store.
Click here to shop Diana's Designs sale on Paperthreads
Here is your free file, I thought I wanted to make ornaments out of vinyl, it is a little time consuming to do vinyl, but it looks great when done, click the ornament to the left and get the design shown for all file types, also for everyone that leaves me a comment, I'll put them in a drawing to win the ornament box files, perfect for medium sized ornaments that you decorate and give as gifts, Anyone can enter since I'll e-mail the files. Come back Monday I'll announce the winner at 6:00am CST.
My secret word to give you is the word CELEBRATING, and you can find the next word along the hop by visiting Forever Memories for you Forever Memories For You
Friday, October 2, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Let me know what you think,
Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Here is the url to my sale.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009