Monday, January 31, 2011

Scrappy Moms - Terrific Tuesday Challenge

Hi friends,
Thanks for stopping by!  Just wanted to share with all of you a card I made for the Scrappy Moms Terrific Tuesday Challenge.  We had to use the "Sweethearts" cartridge which I really love!  There are so many wonderful images on here that I know I will definitely be making more projects using this cartridge! Luckily, this was a very quick and simple card to make since I did wait till the last minute to get it done  (I know, shame on  Glad I made it in time..whew!!

Here are the specifics:
  • Card is 5" x 5"
  • Solid cardstock: Recollections
  • Cart used: Sweethearts (Scalloped Heart @ 4.10", Love @ 1.50" and Cupid @ 3.0")
  • Gold Gel Pen
  • Martha Stewart Glitter - Garnet
  • Red Satin Ribbon
  • Mini Heart Punch
Thanks again for stopping by!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #44

Hello to all my crafty friends!

This post is for a Challenge over at  The challenge was to use a cartridge that we have not used in the past 6 months.  Well, I don't know about all of you but I know I have several cartridges that fell into that category.  It's unfortunate because there are sooo many great images on all the cartridges but for one reason or another, we just negelect them :0(  Luckily, we have great challenges like this one to help us dust off those cartridges and play with them.  I bought the "From my Kitchen" cartridge about 8 months ago and at the time it was one of those cartridges I had to have!  Unfortunately, I never used it once until now.  So here is what I came up with...

Card recipe
  • 5 x 7 Card
  • Cart Used: From my Kitchen (Phone @ 3.0”) & Create a Critter (Conversation Bubble @ 1.75")
  • All solid cardstock: Recollections
  • Pattern Paper: DCWV – “From Nana’s Kitchen” Matstack
  • Foil Paper: DCWV – “Citrus” Foil & Glitter Matstack
  • Corner Rounder
  • Sentiment – TPC Studio "Greetings" Stamp Set
  • Metal adhesive dots – Jo-Ann’s Dollar Section
  • Black Gel Pen
Thanks for stopping by :0)




Thursday, January 27, 2011

More than Favors - Wacky Wednesday Challenge #23

Hi friends,

Thanks for stopping by for another peek at what I have been up to. Today, I finished my card for the Wacky Wednesday Challenge # 23 over on Paula’s Blog This was a color challenge and the colors were pink, green and brown. I really loved the color selection for this specific project. I’m having so much fun on all the challenges and to be quite honest …I’m really hooked now…lol! I am currently working on another 3 projects and all for different challenges, so definitely check back with me. Now onto the details for this card:

  • The card is 5 x 5
  • All solid cardstock: Recollections
  • Pattern Paper: Doodlebug Design @ 4 ¾” x 4 ¾”
  • Cart used: Create a Critter (Owl @ 3” and Branch w/leaves @ 2”)
  • Mini Flower Punch
  • Bling from my stash (I usually purchase from either Michaels’ or Jo-Ann’s Dollar Section)
  • Sentiment: Stamp from Jo-Ann’s Dollar Section
  • Decorative Paper clip: Michael’s Dollar Section

Hope you all like what you have seen so far on my blog and thanks for all those who comment.

I just LOVE comments =0)


Have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Cardz TV - Cupcake Challenge

Hi everyone,

Welcome to all my bloggy friends and thanks for stopping by.  Today I decided to make a card for the challenge over on Mary's Blog  The theme for her challenge was to make a cupcake on any type of a project (card, layout, etc.)  I am just loving this theme, it's so very festive!  I decided go with a shaped card because I really loved how the first one I made turned out.  So now..I'm hooked!  Plus, I feel it challenges me just a little bit more.  I really like the way this turned out, I think it looks good enough to!!

So here are the details on this card:

  • Cart used: Sweet Treats - cut @ 5" (shadow & all layers)
  • Solid cardstock: Recollections
  • Pattern Paper: K & Company (KP Valentine)
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Divine Swirls
  • Xyron Machine
  • Martha Stewart Glitter (Garnet)
  • Martha Stewart Bakers Twine
  • Stickles - Star Dust
  • Sentiment - Computer Generated
  • Mini Heart Punch - Michael's Dollar Section
  • White Gel Pen
Thanks again for stopping by and thanks to all of you who leave such sweet comments. 
I really appreciate it =0)

Momo's Challenge - Princess Theme

Hi everyone,

This card was made specifically for a challenge over on Momo’s Blog. The theme for this challenge was to make anything with a Princess theme. I immediately knew that I wanted to incorporate this specific pattern paper that I had purchased over 6 months ago! It’s funny, I sometimes purchase stuff with no particular reason or project in mind. Yet, I know I have to buy it because there will always be a perfect opportunity to use it someday…. and here it is =0)

This card is a 5 x 7
The pink layer is 4 ¾” x 6 ¾”
The pattern paper is 4 ½” x 6 ½”

All solid cardstock: Recollections
Pattern Paper: EK Success –Disney Princesses
Cart Used: 3 Birds on Parade (Phrase) cut @ 2.5” with layer
Ribbon: Michael’s
Various Rhinestones from my Stash

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, January 24, 2011

You give me butterflies - Valentine

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to share with you all another Valentine's Day card.  I got my inspiration for this card from Christina over on her blog She had posted the cutest card with these 2 adorable little turtles that had heart cutouts on their shells.  When I saw it, I knew I had to come up with a design so I could use it on one of my Valentine cards.  Here is a link to her original post  She really has amazing stuff, definitely check her out.  Now onto my card =0)  This is a standard A2 size card (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")  I used my Gypsy to add the heart cutouts onto the wings of my butterfly.

Cart used: Create a Critter - Butterfly @ 3.25" & Hearts @ 1.00 "and 0.60"
Solid Cardstock: Recollections
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny - Crush
Ribbon: Michael's
Punches: Scallop & Circle
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Embellishments: Mini Heart Pearls & Rhinestones - Michael's
White Gel Pen

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Tons of Love for Valentines

Hey everyone,

Just wanted to share with all of you what I have been working on.  This card is a standard A2 size card (4 1/4" x 5 1/2").  I used the Birthday Bash Cart, it is becoming one of my favorite carts to use.  When I saw the image of the elephant, I knew I had to use it on a project..he is sooo cute!!
So here is a list of the items I used:
  • Carts used: Birthday Bash (Elephant @ 3 1/2") & Doodlecharms (Heart @ 1" & 1.05") I used my Gypsy
  • Solid Cardstock: Recollections
  • Patterned Paper: K & Co. -  (KP Valentine) & a small scrap of Bo Bunny - (Crush)
  • Ribbon: Celebrate It -Valentine (Michael's)
  • Pearls: Michael's Valentine Section
  • White Gel Pen
  • Sentiment - Computer Generated
Thanks for stopping by :0) 

Saturday, January 22, 2011

My First Blog Award...Yay!!

Hi everyone,
I am sooooo excited,  I got my first blog award today!  I want to thank Girlia for being so super sweet and passing along this award to me, THANK YOU :0)  Check out her blog and show her some love, she is amazing  I am so honored that you decided to share this with me. It is a real privelege for me to be in such great company with all you talented ladies out there.  So upon receiving this award I must thank the person who gave this to me and link it back to their blog and share 8 things about myself. Also, pass along the award to 8 other individuals that  I have recently discovered and leave a comment so that they can pass along the recognition.

So here are my eight in no particular order:

Janice -
Lauren -
Liz -
Anita -
Jenny -
Christina -
Tracy -
Jo -

These ladies are truly amazing, stop by and show them some love :0)

Now, 8 things about me:

1 - My Name is Diana and my blog name is in honor of my mother who passed away in 2008 (Her name was Daisy). 
2 - I love my boyfriend very much  - He is my number #1 Fan-Thanks Babe ;0)
3 - I love my family and friends very much. Although the two that meant the most to me are no longer with me - My mother and father
4 - I am an only child
5 - I have no children, hopefully someday
6 - I live in Miami, FL.  (But have also lived in New York, Chicago and Toronto)
7 - I found a new passion (Card Making & Scrapbooking) after being laid off back in 2009 from a job I really enjoyed  (Every dark cloud has a silver lining)
8 - I am a pattern paper junkie - can't get enough of!!

Thanks again Girlia for my award!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge #58

Hi everyone,

This card was made specifically for the Cricut Cardz Challenge this week.  The theme was anything that had to do with snow or snowmen.  I had such a great time designing and making this card, it was the first time I welded 2 shadow images together to make a shaped card.  I really loved how it turned out, here are the details:

*Carts used: Doodlecharms (Snowman @ 5"), Hat & scarf (3 Birds on Parade @ 4.5") & Straight from the Nest (Bird @ 1.66")
*All solid cardstock: Recollections
*Patterned Paper: Colorbok -"Bright"
*Embellishments: Martha Stewart
*Stickles: Star Dust
*Chalks & White Gel Pen

Thanks for looking =0)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

2010 - Holiday Cards

Hi everyone,
I am currently in the process of finishing up a few new cards that I have been working on.  I will be posting them in the next day or two, so definitely check back with me so you can see my latest cards.  In the meantime, I wanted to share with all of you some of the cards I made over the recent holidays.  Since my blog is new and was created right after New Year’s Day (yes, a New Year’s resolution…lol).  I was unable to post them until now.  Unfortunately, I do not have all the specifics of each card I made over the holidays since it was a bit crazy at the time.  Nevertheless, I will do my best to definitely provide you all with the specific information on all future posts.  I also wanted to take a moment and thank you all for your comments and thank all of you who have become a follower of my blog. It is greatly appreciated!!  It is my goal to provide inspiration and creativity through my blog, as so many have done for me through their own blogs.  There are many wonderful and talented individuals out there and I am honored to be a part this papercrafting community! 
Much love,

Friday, January 14, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge #57

Hi Everyone,
I just wanted to share with you all my latest creation. I had planned to make this card for Valentine's Day and when I saw that there was a challenge over at Cricut Cardz Challenge, I thought it would be perfect for the challenge as well.  As many of you probably know already the challenge was any cartridge or theme you wanted as long as the colors were only red, black & white.  I really love the color theme, it was perfect for Valentine's.  Anyway, here is the list of the items I used for this card.

*Create a critter Cartridge
*Solid cardstocks: Recollections
*Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny - Crush
*Embossing Folder: Sizzix Valentine Set #4
*Ribbon: Michael's
*Sentiment: Computer Printed
*Mini-Heart Punch - Michael's Dollar Section
*Red Stickles

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Valentine Card

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to share with all of you the first of a few Valentine's Day cards I have planned.  Although it turned out a bit different than what I originally had intended...I still think it's cute and hope you all like it.  I used my Gypsy and used several carts.  Here is a list of the product used:

*Carts used: Doodlecharms, Sweet Treats and Smiley Cards
*All solid cardstock: Recollections-Valentine Pack
*Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny-Crazy Love
*Recollection Valentine Stickers
*Darice Finishing Accents-Valentine Pearls
*Red Satin Ribbon
*Stickles-Star Dust
*Embssing Folder-Divine Swirls

Again, thank you to all who have left comments and to those of you who are now following my blog!!
Much love,

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Scrappy Mom's Challenge

Okay, so I'm on a roll!!  Two cards in two days and both of them for a challenge.  This card was made specifically for the Scrappy Mom's Challenge and you had to use the Birthday Bash Cart.  Super happy that I got it on Black Friday...whew!!  Hope you all like it!!  Thank you to all who comment, it is very much appreciated =0)