Saturday, November 11, 2017

Thank a Soldier!

 Hello everyone
and
Happy Veterans Day!

Sorry, no craftsy post today!

Today I would like to take the opportunity
to thank all the Veterans
who proudly served this country
and defended our freedom,
and all the men and women in uniform who 
are still serving and are laying their live on the line
every day to maintain our freedom
 and keep us safe!
Thank you 
from the bottom of my heart
for your dedication and sacrifices!
My two favorite veterans,
my sweet husband of 28 years
and our youngest son!

Adding Army mom to my titles
after being an Army spouse for over
25 years was a very proud day,
however it also comes with lots of worries,
anguishes and a lot of other feelings 
which are hard to describe.

So, to all the Mom's, Dad's
and Spouses out there
Thank you for
supporting your soldier
 and all the sacrifices you have to endure 
by being a military family!

Thanks for stopping by
and 
don't forget
Thank a Soldier!
Happy Veterans Day!

Diana

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Autumn Foliage Card

Hello
and
welcome to another
Fall blog post.
The Spellbinder October small die of the month
arrived in the mail last week, 
of course I was dying to try it out
and since it included some cute leave dies
out came another 
"Autumn Foliage" card.
 I kept the card very simple
with brown and off white colors. 
 Little leave dies.

 Center and background panels are dry embossed with
QuicKutz embossing folder "Leaves".
 I think they turned out nice for a quick and easy fall card.
 Spellbinders October small die set.
Still doing Pumpkins...
...LoL, they are a little addictive!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Wishing you a great week ahead 
and
a wonderful and safe
"Happy Halloween"!

Diana

Sunday, October 15, 2017

If you dare...

...Beware...
Hello
and welcome to a
little taste of 
HALLOWEEN.
Halloween card production is in
full swing in my stamp-room,
hoping to get them all done today
and in the mail tomorrow
so they all make it to there destination,
as far as Germany, in time.
Happy Halloween with
"If you dare...".

 Spooky house was stamped with Recollections stamp set "Halloween".
 Scary cat was cut with Cricut cartridge "Chic and Scary".
 Sentiment from Recollections set "Halloween".
 Ornate fence from Cricut cartridge "Potions and Spells".
 Tree and crow were cut from Cricut cartridge
"Chic and Scary".
"If you dare..."
Would you ring that doorbell on trick or treat night
???

  Pumpkin knitting again this year.
I'm hocked on this adorable
fall decor.
They are wonderful stash busters
for all the leftover yarn I accumulated over time...
...And they make wonderful little fall gifts
for family and friends.

Thank you so much for stopping by.
I hope you liked my Halloween preview.
Have a wonderful week! 

Diana

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Happy Fall Y'all!

Hello
and
 welcome to my 
last day in September
blog post.
Wow, October 1st tomorrow,
how did that happen?
Not sure I'm ready for summer to end
but I thought maybe 
making some fall cards will get me in the 
mood for Autumn.
 I recently decided to join the Spellbinder 
"Die of the Month" club and
these cards were made with Septembers 
beautiful small die set, perfect for the fall season.

 A splash of gold paint on the acorns.
 Sentiment from Stampin'up set "Happy Fall Y'all".


"Happy Fall Y'all"

Thank you so much for stopping by,
hope you all have a beautiful weekend
and a great week!

Diana


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Playing with Gators!

Hello
and
happy weekend to y'all!
If you read the title and thought
I was playing with real Alligators,
sorry I have to disappoint you,
this is a more tamed variety I was playing with.
  But nevertheless the little critters got me
a little frustrated at first
but I finally got the hang of these adorable
"Alligator Slippers"
aka
"Crocodile Booties". 
 I used Red Heart Soft yarn in colors white, off white,
dark leaf and guacamole.



 The pattern for the Crocodile booties can be found in the 
"Happy crochet book"
by Carolina Guzman.
Sorry,
I hope Carolina isn't to madd but
 I just had to rename them to "Alligator Slippers",
Gators are just a bit more common in our 
home state of Louisiana then Crocodiles.

Well, as Summer is coming to an end so did
my Summer knitting project.
I finished my Fade shawl.
 At the last minute I decided to change 
the last color from green to blue 
and I think the color switch turned out pretty good.
This was one of the biggest knitting projects I done
in quiet a while
but it was a so worth it
"Love my Fade"!

Thanks so much for taking time 
to visiting my blog!
Hope you have a wonderful week!

Diana

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Vanity Makeover!

Hello
and
Happy Labor Day weekend
 to everyone!

Since I have been home on vacation for a few days
I finally gotten around on catching up on some 
things who needed attention.
Cleaning out the garage, shed and basement, washing windows...
 just to name a few items on my long list of things to do.
I also finally gotten together enough courage to 
refinish the little vanity/dressing table 
I purchased at a moving sale for $15 a few years back
and yes, 
I unearthed again while cleaning out the garage,
the things you find while cleaning. LoL.

The vanity actually came with a mirror attached to the back
but since I'm reinventing the purpose
 I decided not to reuse the mirror. 
Here is the vanity before the makeover.
Love those cute ornate legs.
 After doing a little research I decided to use Valspar Primer,
Chalk Paint and Sealing Wax. 
Our local Lowes had quite a few color choices
but since I wanted the piece to be neutral I 
picked Valspar Chalk Paint in  color "Kids cloves".
 I cleaned the vanity before applying the Primer
 and then let the primer dry for a few hours before applying
the chalk paint.
 Depending on how many coats of paint you need
make sure to let them dry thoroughly
in between applications.
 I let the paint dry overnight before applying
the sealing wax the next day. 
 I was surprised how easy it was to apply the wax and how fast it dried.
 By evening we were able to move the piece to it's new destination.
However I waited another agonizing 24 hours before putting anything on it
aka decorating it.
My new cute little desk in the basement
which holds now all my knitting/crocheting needles
and other knitting paraphernalia.  
I also kept the original hardware.  
Honestly,
 this was way easier then I thought it would be
and may I say
it turned out quite cute 
for my first makeover project.

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Have a wonderful
Labor Day weekend!

Diana  

Sunday, August 20, 2017

When the Moon Kisses the Sun!

Hello
and 
Happy Sunday to ya'all!
As you are all probably know
tomorrow is the big day
"Eclipse Day"!
Sadly I have to work tomorrow but
that doesn't mean we can't have some fun 
and celebrate a bit.
Here is a little idea I came up with 
to take to work tomorrow.
 Yes, we are all going to have a sugar high.
Maybe someone will bring the RC Cola
to go with the Moon Pies!?

 I had to make two baskets,
 one for Hubby's and one for my work.
 When the Moon kisses the Sun!
 This was the simplest card I ever made.
Moon was cut with Cricut cartridge "A Child's Year",
Sun "Life is a Beach" and
 Eclipse Glasses are from the "Paisley" cartridge.
"Happy Eclipse Day"
to all of you!
Be safe,
enjoy the day
and don't forget to wear those glasses!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Diana