Saturday, October 4, 2014

It's World Cardmaking Day 2014!

Hi there blog friends! Today is World Card Making Day, so I wanted to share a few cards with you to get you inspired for Halloween, which is coming soon! I created these cards using the stamps and embellishments from the September Paper Pumpkin kit and supplementing with additional cardstock.   Don't you just love these stamps?  The Paper Pumpkin kit actually came with 6 cute burlap bags, embellishments, tags, a Tangelo Twist stamping spot, and a cute selection of Halloween images and sentiments.  Super adorable kit!  Now how about a closer look at these projects?

I created 2 quick and simple Halloween cards and this cute pouch!  I love the embossing folders - they totally dress up the cards with minimal effort. I also like how just a little bit of sequins goes a long way!

Here's a look at the burlap pouch.  Who wouldn't want to get this cute treat?  The Paper Pumpkin kit came with 3 of these polka dotted pouches and 3 striped ones so you can make 6 of these adorable treats and embellish with sequins, black twine, clothespins and assorted tags.  I love the surprise I get each month with the Paper Pumpkin kits.  The projects are always adorable and timely! If you'd like to get a surprise kit each month, you can find out more and subscribe here.You can also check out more projects on Pinterest and get some awesome inspiration using the September kit here.

For this card, I used the tags and stamps from the Paper Pumkpin kit and then used a Tangelo Twist card base.  Then, I embossed Basic Black cardstock with the Lucky Stars embossing folder from the Stampin'Up! Holiday Catalog. The pretty orange sequins from the Paper Pumpkin kit adds just a touch of bling yet keeps the card clean and simple.

This card is even simpler! No layers needed - just emboss with the Large Polka Dot embossing folder, add the sentiment and tags with just a smidge of sequin and viola! You get a fun little Halloween card ready to send!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you get inspired to create a card for World Card Making Day!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Stamp, stock and SAVE!

Hi all!  Hope you had a great week! I just wanted to pop in to let you know that from now until October 6th, you can save 15% on select paper, inks, adhesives and envelopes and 20% on selected stamp sets!  So, how about getting ready for the upcoming holidays and taking advantage of this awesome sale!

Now that I'm back from vacation, I'm excited to get back into my craft room and creating.  Not to mention that tomorrow is World Card Making Day! That means I'll be back to share my be sure to visit :)

Have a fantastic weekend and hope to see you back here soon!  Bye for now!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Cute curvy keepsake box

Hi all!  Pardon my silence...I've been off the grid and enjoying some great family time :)  I did however manage to create this cute little Curvy Keepsake box while getting some R&R.  I LOVE this new frame lit!  It's an adorable little box, and I placed the plumeria next to it so you have a sense of the size.  It's great to hold some sweet treats or fun trinkets.  The packaging alone will bring a smile to someone's face.  Here's another look:
This sweet purse box is from the Stampin'Up! Holiday Catalog.  Here's more info for you:

Hope you liked this little project!  Let me leave you with a pic of one of the sunsets we saw the other day.  So beautiful! 
Aloha for now!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Happy September!

Hi all! Can you believe it's already September?!  Things have been pretty hectic on the home and work front for me, but in a good way.  Alas, my blog suffered as a result.  Lots of stuff going on at the Diehl household.  For the last month or so, it's been a combination of home improvement projects and general work business.  But, August was also a momentous month for our little man.  He started Pre-School!  Time has been going by quickly here, so while it may have seemed quite here on my blog, it has been quite a busy time in the background.

Now, let me share a few things:

First of all, one of the home improvements that has been a work in progress has been my craft studio. Here's a glimpse of my new storage holders from Stamp-n-Storage - I love the stamp pad holder and my new punch holder, too! They fit the Stampin' Up! stamp pads and punches perfectly.

Here's a look at the full wall:

The room just got a fresh coat of paint, too! It went from an egg shell color to this new Lemon Sorbet color, which I just love!

Here's a closer look at my framelits and embossing folder holders, too.  LOVE these!

I'm so pleased with how my stamp room is coming along.  But I'm going to have to leave you hanging for the rest.  It's still a work in progress, so stay tuned!  I'll share the rest when it's ready for showtime! :)

In the meantime, here's my little guy on his first day of school:


This is a picture of a happy moment.  He was not the biggest fan leading up to this, but as you can see behind him, he found a new fun toy....numbers and pegs that he put together, in order, from 1-10!  This is his cute little proud face.  I love him!

And lastly, here's a pic from our weekend at the beach...such a beautiful way to spend Labor Day!
The weather was gorgeous and the day was fabulous!


Hope you all enjoyed your weekend.  I'm looking forward to reconnecting with you all this month and share more of the goings on in my life and of course, more crafting, which just has a way of sprinkling a little bit of happiness on everything ;)

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Stampin'Up!'s Weekly Deals {Jul 22}

Hello friends!  I wanted to pop in and share Stampin'Up!'s weekly deals this week!   There's lots of great bargains to check out. I personally am excited about the Celebration Basics kit and the Celebration Add-on Kit.  They're great staples for any party :) Enjoy!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Birthday wishes from a Stormtrooper

Hi all! I think I'm in one of those modes where Birthday cards are becoming an area of specialty for me...purely based on my personal quirk of having to create the cards based on the theme of the party.  So, for today's share, I've created this Stormtrooper card for our friend Luke's 6th birthday.  It was a little daunting for me, but with the help of my hubby, who drew it out on paper first, I then translated the drawing out of punches and dies.

Here's a few more pics for you:

I created the head out of the new Party Pennants Bigz Die, his eyes were made from the Triangle punch cut in half, his mouth was from the Oval punch, and his gills were made using the Fringe scissors.  Then, for the circles, I used the 3/4", 1", and 3/8" circle punches.  For his ears, I used 2 strips of cardstock that were 1 1/4"x1"  and 3/4" x 1". For the background, I used the cool Tiny Triangles embossing folder, which totally looks like the Death Star background, don't you think?

All in all, I was quite pleased with the outcome!  Here are some of the new products I used:

Party Pennants Bigs Die:

Tiny Triangles Embossing folder:

Fringe Scissors:

I'd love to hear what you think about the card! Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Bad Piggie Birthday

Happy Monday, blog friends!  Hope you guys had a great 4th of July weekend!  I had a very nice and relaxing one...though it sure did go by quick!  I've got a birthday card share today - it's the birthday card I created for my God son's Bad Piggie themed birthday party.  I knew I wanted to create a punched out piggie as soon as I found out the theme.  This was so much fun to make!  Lots of circles, as you can see.  I used the Circle Framelits along with an assortment of circle punches.  The eyes and nostrils actually came from the SU! Owl Punch.  I also used the owl "feet" for the balloon stems. That Owl punch definitely worked overtime on this card!

Here's a couple more pictures for you...
For the background, I used the Large Circles embossing folder, which is one of the NEW embossing folders in the SU Catty.  I just love these big circles!
Hope you liked this little card!  Here's the recipe for you:

{Bad Piggie BIRTHDAY FUN}!
Stamp Set: Endless Birthday Wishes
Cardstock: Lost Lagoon, Gumball Green, Tangelo Twist, Whisper White, Basic Black, Retired DSP scraps
Accessories: Large Circle Embossing folder, Circle Framelits, 3/4" circle punch, 1" circle punch, Owl Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes (retired) circle punch, Petite Pennants Builder punch,
Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Lost Lagoon
Thanks for visiting today. I wish you all a great week! By for now!