Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Taking a break for a little while.....

Hi there.... This is Wednesday and I'm usually posting a Diedrich Dare card - which I really enjoy doing. However, I'm taking a break from posting for a couple months. We've decided to put our house on the market and sell our house. We've been in our home for 12 years, and we're busting at the seams. (It's a ranch with no basement). So, with the mortage rates being low, it's the right time to move.

I'm in the "Get the house ready to sell" mode, not the design team mode. I'm taking a temporary break, and hope to sell our house quickly and be in a bigger home where we can spread out and I'll have LOTS of room to stamp. I can hardly WAIT!

So...until I'm back into the posting mode, have a wonderful winter and spring...and I'll be back!!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Whimsical Wednesdays - the Diedrich Dare week 19

Hi Everyone...Happy Wednesday. I'm happy today because I'm feeling better. Last week I had the flu - which I don't recommend, by the way. Thus, I didn't participate in the challenge last week. So...this week we have a great sketch by 7 year old Nikolas. I figured I'd use a new Stampin' Up! set called "Something Sweet" and use some goldfish, since most kids like Goldfish crackers. And I'm always needing kid's birthday cards with lot of nieces and nephews. The colors are Chocolate Chip and Crushed Curry. I had fun with my Big Shot machine and embossing templates. I love adding texture to my cards.
Check out the wonderful creations of the other Dare Devils. Everyone is playing except Kim. Have a fabulous week! Hugs, Darla

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Whimsical Wednesdays - the Diedrich Dare Week 17

Hi everyone - greetings from the COLD midwest. I'm ready for spring! (Guess I'll have to wait though...) But these bright colors are fun anyway...this make-up kit is our source of inspiration this week. Fun idea, Madelynn! Here is my card. Kaite Cotton, over at has generously donated the digital images for our challenge this week, (Thanks Katie!) so we incorporated the bright fun colors of this make-up kit with the wonderful digital images...and Waa Laa...instant card! Also, starting this year we have sponsers and prizes the first week of each month. The sponser for this month is Katie Cotton over at Head on over to the the Whimsical Wednesdays blog to find out all the details, and to play along. You can link your card on Mr. Linky there at Whimsical Wednesdays blog, so we'll know where to find your card.

I've had fun with the Easel Cards the past couple months - as you can tell. I used one of the new "In Colors" from Stampin' Up! - Melon Mambo. And I've also learned firsthand that using blender pens and watercolor pencils on images printed on my printer isn't a good idea - it blends all together when I color it. (UGH!) Also, you can't tell by this picture, but the cute little fairy has Dazzling Diamonds glitter on her wings so she's nice and sparkly in real life.

Have a fabulous week and keep warm! Hugs, Darla