Sunday, February 8, 2015

Snowstorms+Housebound=Card Making

OK- so I am not truly housebound but the snow continues and we are getting more-lots more- right through Tuesday! I do not have to go into work tomorrow so I think more card making is in my near future!

OWH challenged us to make a card with our team colors. This card was made with the Superbowl Champion NE Patriots colors- as well as the colors of our nation! Since I had out a pad of great red-white and blue papers- I decided to make another card.
Check out what the other ladies at OWH created at

Those crazy gals at Words to Scrap By want us to try something different.

Huh?? Like- I should make a card with lots of dimension and bumpy or something that is truly vintage and distressed? What- get out of my comfort zone?   I thought about this- and realized I usually color an image on the majority of my cards. Can I make a card without copics or images that beg to be colored? And something different for me- try to use a whole pad of 6x6 paper? OK-- I failed on using the whole pad-- but I did use several papers- like 5 or 6-all at the same sitting- from the same pad! And I stamped my sentiment in something other than black!!!  Do I love the cards? I like them- a I feel like they are missing something...not really- but I feel like I missed something....have no fear my lovely copics... I promise to be back soon! And since I used lots of snippets to create 5- yup 5- cards from the same pad, on the same day.... I am going to link up my card at Di's- Pixie's Playground.

The Male Room challenge #3 for 2015 is to create a Valentine.
 Most of you know that I make 99.99997322567% of my cards for Operation Write Home and the deadline for Valentine cards has long passed so I made a love card- one that could be a Valentine or an any-time card. The gold paper is by DCWV--I love that is it so elegant. I kept the card super simple so the paper and the sentiment are the focal points.  You can see the shine of the foil better in the bottom picture. And look- another card without coloring!! I love the gold ink...Delicata- yummy!

 I have been having an exceptionally good week-- aside from snow-snow-snow.... the Patriots won the Superbowl, Tessa got accepted to a private high school, Paige celebrated her birthday in a big way, I am in vacation planning mode for possibly 3 trips...and I won a super generous gift card to Sweet Pea Designs! You really need to check out the awesome stamps and dies! I love the quality of the products, the fast shipping, the inspiration from the blog-- just a wonderful company and Wendy is talented, generous and down right fun!  I love to support newer, smaller companies ( I love the big ones too) and I hope you will go see what Wendy (creative director and owner!)  is up to-- I think you will be happy!

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wow Our weather is great for your creativity. You have made a wonderful array of gorgeous, fun and romantic cards for our heroes and others. I was thinking of you last week during the game. Wasn't it something? I saw on the news this morning they had Edelman and Butler on the Grammy's last night with Butler intercepting the announcement envelope. It made me laugh. Back to your card. I really like all of them, but I agree, that gold paper is top notch. Thanks for the heads up on Wendy at Sugar Pea Designs. I will hop on over there now. Have a great day and I guess you should hunker down again today. This has been quite the month with this snow but it is much better than mudslides, tornadoes, wild fires and many other things that others have to endure. We are lucky. Have a fun day my friend.

  2. Gosh Diane, you've been really busy! I adore all the cards you made of course and the snippets one has a special place in my affections :) We have sunshine here today - it's almost Spring-like (she whispered!!).


    Di xx

  3. Wow Amazing eye candy! The last card bg is amazing all of the cards are! Thanks for joining in at TMR

  4. You have been a busy lady! Way to work outside of your comfort zone! I love you you used the the patterns! Thanks for joining us at Words 2 Scrap By!

  5. Diane, You are a crazy-good colorer and I love your copic-embellished cards, but you should give yourself some major props for these non-copic creations. They are wonderfully done! Thanks so much for playing along with our do-something-different challenge at Words 2 Scrap By!

  6. Snow is a perfectly good excuse to stay in and craft!! I think your cards here are just fabulous. Love the elegant gold and black on your Male room card. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!!

  7. Wow! You have been busy and all of these are amazing! I especially like your 'out of the comfort zone' cards! It's so fun to try new things sometimes!!


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