Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Quietfire Die-ing for Spring Blog Hop

Hello!  Welcome to Quietfire's Die-ing for Spring Blog Hop!  I hope you've been enjoying the hop so far.  Aren't the new dies amazing?  I love it that I can now take Suzanne's beautiful lettering to a literally whole new level!  :)

I started off with a watercolor panel made with the Twinkling H2O's Thankful set.  I think I'm in love with just how vibrant and shimmery this watercolor is.  I then die-cut the Thanks die twice - once on white cardstock and again on black fun foam.  Yes - it cuts through foam and the foam is not squished flat.  



I love to stack my die-cuts but I love the this new way too- it's a lot faster and when I used the black foam, it gives the die-cut a great shadow effect.  I added some dew drops and a Thanks Cuddler and my card is done.  



Hope you like it!  Please keep hopping throughout this week.  Below is a list of the rest of the amazing design team - you'll love what they've done!



Here is our Blog Hop Schedule and the dates each designer will be posting (Click on each person's name to go to their blog):

March 30 - Kathy Jo and Yogi
March 31 - Wanda
April 1 - Diana (you're here!) and Teresa
April 2 - Sherry and Suzanne
April 3 - Yvonne and Robyn

For a chance to win a Quietfire rubber stamp or die (Don’t be shy!) leave a comment below before midnight Sunday April 5th, 2015. A winner will be randomly chosen from my list of comments and the winner's name will be posted on Quietfire Creations shortly afterwards. If you haven't done so already, go back and leave comments on all the designers Die-ing for Spring blog posts!


Good Luck!
Thanks - Metal Cutting Die
Thanks Cuddlers, Set of 7 Stamps - Mounted






Tuesday, March 31, 2015

ODBDSLC232 Anything Goes

Good morning!  I hope your week is off to a great start.  I'm starting the day with this wonderful verse from James from God Verses set.  I like to have little visual reminders throughout the house and cards are easily interchangeable.  I framed the verse with the largest die from Spellbinders' Splendid Circles and base layer from the Shabby Rose Collection is cut with the Faithful Fish Pattern Die.  


Diana Nguyen, Shabby Rose, Our Daily Bread Designs, God Verses, Faithful Fish Pattern Die, Spellbinders Splendid Circles

I filled up the holes with some ice white Viva Decor pearl and added a trio of mulberry flowers.  I hope you can play along with this week's challenge at ODBD - it's an easy one with Anything Goes with ODBD.



And please check out my other CT sisters for more wonderful inspiration:



To see all the projects created for this challenge or to join in the fun click here. You have until April 5, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a  $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post. Please do not post on Flicker as many of us do not have the ability to comment on your cards nor can we spotlight your cards on the blog.

Challenges I am playing in:


Monday, March 30, 2015

CCNS78 Some Bunny says Hello


Hi!  I'm sharing a Easter/spring themed card with us inspired by this week's challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such.  I had just gotten some new goodies from the on-line store so I couldn't wait to play.  First, I played with the Smoky Peridot from the Twinkling H2O's Thankful collection to make my grass with the Impression Obsession Grass Border die.  I then die-cut a set of bunnies with Springtime Bunnies on white card stock.  For my base layer which was the the stitched rectangle from MFT Blueprint 13, I embossed some chevron stripes using a Darise embossing folder and then sponged Broken China in just a small area.  I arranged my die cuts on the sponged area and adhered the grass and two of the bunnies with Crystal Effect.  The last bunny I popped up with small Joy! foam pads. I added a mini tag with a sentiment from ODBD Ornate Frame Sentiments that was also popped up and threaded through with green twine.  And of course I had to use my new water Dew Drops - loving these!

Easter, CAS, Impression Obsession, Memory Box, Diana Nguyen

I hope you can play along!

Challenges I am playing in:


Don't forget that you can use the coupon code DIANAN-10 to the Classy Cards 'n Such on-line store for many of the items I used today.


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Butterfly Trio Tag


My craft desk is such a huge mess that I could no longer create in the little 4" x 5" clear space that I had left.  The clear area has to be at least as big as a card!  Otherwise I'll accidentally lay a stamped image on top of something like an open ink pad - not that that has ever happened!  Right!  So while clearing and sorting through the layers of stuff on my desk, I found a scrap sheet where I had smooshed together different Distress Inks and Stains.  It looks like it had most of what I owned:  Brushed Pewter, Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves, Broken China, and Squeezed Lemonade. I just love how you can't go wrong mixing any of the distress inks/stains together.  I die cut out 3 each of the PoppyStamps Cheviot Butterfly and Delaney Butterfly dies.  I wanted to go for a more natural tone to let my bright butterflies shine so I used kraft card stock for my base layer.  I used MFT Blueprint 13 for the large stitched rectangle and the curved tag on white card stock.  For some texture, I used the Cuttlebug Stylized Flowers embossing folder and some green organza ribbon to tie it all together. 


Diana Nguyen, Poppystamps, butterflies, Stylized flowers, embossing folder

After adhering my butterflies to my tag, I used ice white Viva Decor Pearl Pen to add the butterfly bodies.  LOVE this new step!  

Diana Nguyen, Poppystamps, butterflies, Stylized flowers, embossing folder

Hope you'll be seeing butterflies outside your windows soon! Don't forget that you can use the coupon code DIANAN-10 to the Classy Cards 'n Such on-line store for many of the items I used today.

Challenges I am playing in:

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

ODBDSLC231 Easter Inspiration

Welcome to the Easter Inspiration challenge this week at Our Daily Bread Designs.  Easter cards are just not sent out as often as Christmas cards though I think both days are equally important to our faith.  His resurrection is key and unique to Christianity.  So here's to more Easter cards!

Again, I just love this paper from ODBD and I didn't want to cover it up too much.  This month's new release has this wonderful background stamp of the hymn Christ Has Risen Today.  I used that to emboss on top of one of my shabby rose paper in white embossing powder.  I then trimmed it down with the largest pierced die from ODBD Flourished Star Pattern.  I stacked the larger cross from the Ornamental Crosses set 4 layers thick and then the smaller cross also four layers thick with the top being Pucker Me Pink craft metal sheet.  Finally, I added some thin ribbon and an Easter greeting from Earth's Gladdest Day cut with a Mini Tag Dies.  I used a very narrow ribbon to make a bow for the tag.  I hope you like it!

Our Daily Bread Designs, Earth's Gladdest Day, Christ the Lord Background, Flourished Star Pattern, Ornamental Crosses, Mini Tag Dies, Shabby Rose Paper Collection, Designed by Diana Nguyen


And please check out my other CT sisters for more wonderful inspiration:


To see all the projects created for this challenge or to join in the fun click here. You have until March 29, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a  $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post. Please do not post on Flicker as many of us do not have the ability to comment on your cards nor can we spotlight your cards on the blog.

Challenges I am playing in: