What's coming ahead! Classes - Open House - Technique Tuesday - Project Night


It's a brand new year and I have great ambitions. I just hope my ambitions aren't too big for me to accomplish. Starting in February, every Tuesday night will feature a different event. My plan at the moment is to have the first Tuesday be a Card class. I will design three different cards for you to make. All supplies included as you have been used to. Just bring your class tool kit with you. Classes will be $10.00 each. Pictures of projects may or may not be on my blog in advance. Those of you that have taken my classes know the quality of projects I plan. The second Tuesday of the month will be Technique Tuesday Night. I will plan a stamping technique to teach you. You will make a project using that technique and then have time to make more projects using the technique or finish the evening making whatever projects you would like. Technique Tuesday cost is $5.00. The third Tuesday will be a Project class night. I have several new projects I have designed and want to share with you. Class fee will vary depending on the project. Photos of these projects should be featured on my blog. The fourth Tuesday of the month will be Open House Project night. This will replace Expresso Yourself night by name only. It seemed the name was confusing people. You come and make whatever project you would like. See side-bar for more information. Fee is $5.00..
I do ask that you RSVP in advance for all events so that I have enough materials, class kits and space available. The class calendar will have RSVP dates.
As I said I have great ambitions. Looking forward to sharing new ideas and seeing all of you.
Blessings, Diane

Love You Much


Stampin' Up! has a delightful new stamp set called "Love You Much". Check side-bar for link to see special. I will be having a card class featuring this stamp set. The first card displayed is using some of the new Candy Land paper. A package of the Candy Land paper does come in the kit. You will be able to order just the paper pack when the new catalog is unvailed. I love the punch you can purchase. It punches out three heart at once that align with the stamped image. This card will be a project for my upcoming class. I will be using a different patterned paper for the project though. The second card featured is a card that we will be making in class also. I love the tri-fold opening and the long card will fit into a No. 10 envelope. I am still working on the third
project for the class.

Class information can be found on calendar.

Blessing, Diane

New Clear Stamp Find

I LOVE my Stampin' UP! stamps. Sometimes though you just come accross other stamps you also want to add to your over abundant collection.
I found these really cute stamps at Joann's the other day. They cost only $1.00 each. I have seen such an improvement in design in the dollar stamps over the past couple of years. At first they were so basic I thought a kindergartner had drawn some. Now look at the beautiful designs these have. I absolutely love the KISS anytime ticket. I will be making one up for my hubby to redeem anytime he likes. Enjoy!

Blessings, Diane

Falling 4 You Flap Book Album

Todays project was one featured in the Love Notes 3 book by Pinecone Press. Deb Jennis designed the book and I liked it so much I had to make one myself. I really like making these Flap Books. You can be very creative with decorating them, adding extra flaps and pockets to them. They make a wonderful small album that is great for photos of a special event for yourself or to give someone. The paper used is all a new design from Pinecone Press.
Would you like to have one for yourself. I will be hosting a class for this project Saturday, January 31st. 10:30 a.m. Class Fee $15.00. See calendar for more details.

This picture shows a side view of the above right flap closed. See how another flap was created on the page.

This picture shows the above right flap closed. As you see you decorated each side of the end flap that closes inside the book.

This picture show the above right flap closed. A pocket was created to hold pages you can pull out scraped with photos or journaling. A great place to also fill with tickets to an event. If you would like to purchase a kit visit PineCone Press Design.
Let me know what you think.
Blessings, Diane

Flutterby - Chipboard Album


I love today's project. I designed this project at work. It makes me feel like Spring is here. The flower, ladybug and butterfly decorated with such bright colors are a delight to look at.
Let me know what you think. Enjoy!
I wanted to do something fun with the flower on the front of the flower shaped board. so I made a mini album that is a four circle according piece that slides on the ribbon sandwiched between the flower icon and the circle. How cool is that. To make the mini circle album I cut out one circle the size I wanted. This one is 2 1/2" in diamiter. I then got a piece of scrap paper to make a pattern. I put the circle on the scrap paper and traced outside the template. I then moved my template so the edge of the circles overlapped just a little bit and traced another circle. I continued till I had made four joining circles. I cut out this patten and placed onto my printed cardstock and cut out my now long adjoining circles. How totally cool! The ribbon that is behind the last circle attatched to the book does not slide.

I could not resist making wings for my ladybug. I love interactive projects. It also gives you much more space to add more photos. You can purchase the chipboard blank album. It includes one each of the flower, ladybug, and butterfly chipboard blank with the rings. You can also purchase the entire kit with the chipboard blank album and the decorative papers They are very reasonably priced. The project is decorated with Pinecone Press newly released "Flutterby" cardstock. All cardstock is double-sided printed. If you would like to purchase a kit visit PineCone Press Design.

Blessings, Diane

Boy's Toys - Chipboard Album


I finally have a finished project to share. It gave me a great opportunity to use my new camera. I bought myself a really nice camera for my 50th birthday in Sept. The camera has more buttons and features than I have had time to figure out. The tripod for my camera will be here this week. My son, Kevin took these pictures for me. I would have liked a little more depth to them. He says a little more lighting is needed. A little more lighting will be addded to the next photo shoot. The next couple of days photos were all shot at the same time so, I will settle with some depth of field issues. Here is a fun project I made. I designed the shapes myself and cut them from chipboard. At work we are working on a new book that is filled with Word and Shape albums. I made this one to contribute to the book. I also designed another fun shaped book that was featured in the book. (Picture will be displayed later this week) That project was made into a product line available for sale. I think this project will also be made into a product line available for sale. We're working on a couple more ideas also. We thought it would be a great idea to have chipboard albums that have different shapes with a theme to them. I titled this one "Boys Toys", featuring shapes of toys that little boys like to play with. I am so pleased with how it turned out. Please feel free to let me know what you think.

Colorbok - Wal-Mart

Pattern paper: Colorbok ,DCWV Stack 6
Stickers: Cloud9 Design, K&Company

Ribbon: Pinecone Press
Ink: Stampin' Up!

A review of past favorite projects!


Looking back at the past year of my blog, I found some favorite projects I wanted to share with you. If you are new to my blog you may not seen these projects.
If you have time take a look.
Chillin' Star Card A project I designed and the company I work for. We now have this as a product we sell.
Florished Tin Box I haven't decorated a box like this since I made this one. They are so pretty when decorated and great for storing lot's of different things.
Gift Bag Purse and cards I had so much fun making the Gift Bag Purses shown here. They are so nice filled with matching note cards.
Designer Purse Bag and Matching 3 x 3 cards Another purse bag and cards that are so sweet.
Sweet Treat Containers One of my favorite projects to make are boxes and baskets.
Carousel notes afternoon tea purse album These were so popular and I still see some being made. Just holding this album made me feel like a lady. How sweet, a album that looks like a purse filled with pictures of your favorite friends.
I am sure this is enough down memory lane. Hope you had time to take the trip with me.
I have been for days wanting to get some new pictues taken to share with you. I must make a goal for tomorrow to share a really special project I made.
Blessings, Diane

Happy New Year & Bright New Look!


HAPPY NEW YEAR! I am hoping for a year with filled with new ideas and challenges and the stamina to be able to complete them. I wish you all a new year that is the best you ever had. May you stay employed, be filled with joy and happiness, have someone to share love with. May the lord bless you daily.
I wanted to start the New Year with a new look to my blog. I wanted something fresh, bright and cheery. I think this meets my criteria and it's different. I still have some things to add. Let me know what you think.

Blessings, Diane