Flap Book Purse Album

I have a project that I would like to share with you today. This would make a wonderful gift for someone for Mother's Day. It has just the right amount space for a few pictures. Have you given Grandma updated photos of her grandchildren? This would make a perfect grandma brag book filled with updated photos of the kids. I will be teaching a class at Diane's Place on May 4th, so you can make an album for a Mother's Day gift. Check calendar for details.

Inside left of album.

Inside right of album.

Back and front of album.

Back of album.

This video shows how the Purse Album opens and how to assemble the pieces to complete your project.

Hope you enjoyed the video. Please feel free to leave a comment.

Blessings, Diane

Great Golf Day!


I started playing golf about a year ago. I wanted a hobby or activity that my hubby and I could enjoy together. I figured it would also provide me with some much needed exercise. I have had a few lessons. I haven't taken my lessons for a few months though. My hubby and I went to play a round of golf today. I was hoping since I hadn't played in a few months I would still have a good game. I am pretty happy that I actually TIED the game with my hubby. If I hadn't had a couple of bad swings at a couple of holes I would have actually beat him. Maybe the next game. Maybe not, his game wasn't up to his usual. I am still happy I tied. That was totally unexpected.

Blessings, Diane

Awash with Flowers - NEW SET ! plus 20% OFF offer!

Stampin' Up! is having a couple of promotions. The Awash with Flowers stamp set is a sneak peek from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog and will not be available again until the release of the new Idea Book & Catalog. This is an exclusive opportunity! I just received my Awash with Flowers stamp set and look forward to creating some beautiful cards with this set. Not only can you use the Two-Step stamping technique but you can also watercolor or use pastels to color the images.

Two-Step into Spring Promotion

Promotion Dates: April 1-30, 2010
Promotion Details
Host a $350 workshop and receive the brand-new Two-Step Awash with Flowers stamp set FREE!
Two-Step into spring with a sneak peek from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog! Be the first to add the Awash with Flowers stamp set to your collection.

Stamp Sets 20% OFF !
Plus, purchase spring-themed Two-Step Stampin' sets at 20 percent off the retail price--no additional purchase necessary!

See flyer for more details.

Click to See flyer for full size images of Awash with Flowers set.
Contact me to place your order. Don't delay, offer ends April 30th.
Blessings, Diane

NEW STAMPIN' UP! COLORS!!! You will love them!!!


Stampin' Up! is releasing 5 BRAND NEW COLORS and bringing BACK 10 of the retired In Colors!! OH MY GOSH! As of July, (with the new catalog), here is what our color collection will be: These wonderful new color collections will be available to everyone with the new Stampin' Up! catalog in July .... AND if you are a DEMONSTRATOR you get to order them early!!!!! You can contact me if you are interested in becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. See side bar for FREE offer from Stampin' Up! for joining the team. Stampin" Up! has very carefully choosen the new color palette. I personally love how the colors mix and match so well. Don't be afraid to mix colors from different color collections to create your projects. Work outside your favorite colors and create a new mix.

These are the colors we will be saying GOOD-BYE to. If you want to get any of these colors do not delay. They will sell out fast. If you need any ink refills get them NOW, if need cardstock get it NOW also, while they last.

I will be sad to see a couple of my favorite colors retire. I am also very excited to see some of the past IN colors return. I think the new color palette is wonderful!
Blessings, Diane

Quick & Easy Easter Basket

Easter is almost here. Do you still need to make up some Easter Baskets? This basket is so quick and easy you can whip up a few of them for gift giving.
The basket was made using Pinecone Press Spring Stripe paper. The basket was decorated with the Pinecone Press Bunny Die Cuts.
Use pattern to make basket. A file is included at the bottom of this post.
Use photos as sample to decorate basket with the Bunny Die Cuts. Use pop dots to give dimension to project.
Let me know what you think.
I hope you all have a Happy Easter. Christ is Risen!!

Happy Easter, Diane