Sweetheart Frame


I have had a busy day. Finally able to put up the project I made. The frame is from the new "Love You" paper line from Pinecone Press. The other images are also from the same die cut sheet as the frame. I inked the edges with brown ink. Added glitter glue and micro beads to the hearts. The frame itself is mounted on a folded piece of cardstock with the fold at along the top. Makes it easy to stand on a desk or table. The photo is a picture of my son Kevin and his girlfriend Jessica. They have known each other for a few months through mutual friends. they have been dating for about a month. I love to see Kevin's face light up when he sees Jessica and talks to her. Young love in bloom. Ahhhhh!

Blessings, Diane

Valentine Cards


Feeling better the past couple of days I made some Valentine cards. I used the new "Love You" paper from Pinecone Press.

I decided to make a Gate fold card. For my base I used a piece from our Star Card blank. I used one piece with the cut out opening. No having to figure out the measurements to get the gate fold, the score lines are already done. I made a band for the card cutting a strip of the hearts from the Sweet Treats paper. The red heart and message are from the Love You die cuts. The heart is layered onto two different pieces of paper and attached to the band with a pop dot. The message is layered and attached with a pop dot. I use the Stampin' Up! scallop border punch was used for the edge of the red cardstock and the piece was swiss dotted with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. For the inside of card I used the borders from the I Love You from the Honey Bunny coupons. I covered the entire back of card with the backside of the Love You Plaid cardstock. This filled in the opening of the card. The message is from the Love You die cuts. I covered the edge the the message with a clear fine glitter. I attached with pop dots. The other papers are from the new Love You paper. I cut out several hearts and used pop dots to give dimension. I tied a few of the hearts with ribbon.

For this card I use my circle punch to punch out the cupcakes from the Love You die cut sheet. Used my Stampin' Up! scallop circle punch for a layer and two other circle punches for layers. I used a Sizzix embossing folder for the red band. The border punch is a Martha Stewart punch.

For this card I added stitching with my souffle gel pen to the die cut image. The hearts were cut out from the Love You die cut sheet and the other images are from the die cut sheet. I added glitter glue to the hearts for some sparkle.

I really like the combination of chocolate brown and pink colors. The words and heart our cut out from the Love You die cut sheet. The greetings on the die cut sheet are different on both sides, giving you several messages to put on your projects. The heart is covered with tiny micro beads applied with a small amount of glue. The border punch is from Stampin' Up!
Please feel free to leave comments.
Blessings, Diane

Tired of aching back


I have been out of action for the past two weeks. Have had a really bad backache. I am still not back to my old self. I have been off work and sitting around resting and sleeping too much. With all the time I had to rest I knitted up Allan a beanie hat and started one for Loren. Good thing you can order gifts on-line and have them shipped to you. I couldn't get out much to Christmas shop. We didn't even bake cookies and make candy this year. I go back to work tomorrow. I am hoping my mind clears up and I get some class ideas planned. Check calendar in a few days. I did get some Valentine cards made the last two days. Sit at my desk for as long as I can and back to resting.

Have a great day!
Blessings, Diane


I wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas. May your day be filled with good times shared with family and friends.
Blessings, Diane

Last Minute gift card holder.


I am finally feeling a bit better today. I have enough energy to get the presents wrapped and under the Christmas tree finally.
Hubby and I decided to give the two older boys a gift card along with a couple other gifts.
I didn't want to put them into a boring white envelope. With my Big shot and Top Note die I was able to put these two gift card holders together really quickly. Took me longer to scan, crop and upload the images. I cut the front and back pieces from the top Note die with different pieces of cardstock. I cut another 1 1/2" wide piece of cardstock from the bottom of the Top Note die. I usede glue around the edge of the smaller piece and then adhered it to the back inside piece.
I scored the front pieces about 1/2" in from the left edge. I aligned the top and bottom together and joined them with ribbon adding a tag. I added the sticker to the front to decorate. I found these stickers at Wal-Mart. You must admit these are pretty cute to fill with a gift card.
Hope you have a blessed Christmas.
Blessings, Diane

Have Yourself a Merry Christmas

I have tried my hand at making another card using the My Digital Studio program from Stampin' Up! It is a really easy program to use. It isn't the same as stamping the images and cutting out all the papers. For someone that doesn't have the storage for alot of materials this is a nice alternative to creating cards. You could also create the images on a blank sheet and print out and then cut them and layer for a more handmade card.
Here is the card I made this morning.

Blessings, Diane

JOY Banner


I made this JOY banner to put upon my work blog and wanted to share it here with you also. This JOY banner could be made with full sheets of paper or with scraps. The size of the banner is 4" x 6" for each panel. A Ellison die was used to cut the letters. You can use any letters of your choice or even use your Cricut to cut out your letters.
Papers and Images used are from Pinecone Press .
Cut 3 pieces of chipboard 4" x 6". Ink edges all around.
Cut cardstock base for each panel 4" x 6". Ink edges all around. Attach ribbon and borders to cardstock panels. Adhere to chipboard.
Cut out your letters from solid or printed cardstock. Attach ribbon to letters if you want.
Cut squares for matting letters slightly larger than letters. Use corner rounder to round edges of squares. Attach ribbon around squares if you want. Mount letters to squares with pop-dots. Adhere to cardstock panels using pop-dots for more dimension.
Cut out images from die sheet and adhere to panels.
Punch holes for ribbon to join panels together. Tie panels together.
Add embellishments such as buttons, glitter, stickles.

Please feel free to leave a comment.

Blessings, Diane

New Stampin' Up! Digital Program


Stampin' Up! has come out with a new digital program that you can use to create your own greeting cards, scrapbook pages and books. It is filled with Stampin' Up! stamp images, designer papers and elements, all of the Stampin' Up! colored cardstock, pattern papers, punches, ribbons, hodgepodge hardware, brads and more embellishments. Here are the first two projects I made with the program.
You can also own the My Digital Studio program. Check here for more information.
If you would like I can show the program at my next Open House night.
Let me know what you think of my cards.

Blessings, Diane Beckman