Friday, September 13, 2013

Jump In!

(Borrowed from my Suzy Toronto 2013 Calendar)

Follow your dreams...
with your arms flailing, hair flying, 
and screaming at the TOP of your lungs!!!
Do not take the advice of those old sages and wait until you can "walk confidently in the direction of your dreams."  If you do, you'll never take the first step.  Instead, leap and learn to fly on the way down.  (And for heaven's sake, don't wait until you lose ten pounds!)
NOW is the time to jump in with both feet...
arms flailing, hair flying, and screaming at the top of your lungs,
"I CAN DO THIS!"
You don't have to believe it...
you just have to do it.
Start now!

So...with that being said...I jumped in with both feet...or, errrr, fingers, :-)
I wanted to make something NEW with CTMH's new Laughing Lola paper. 
(I LOVE the name...just makes me smile!) :-)
I started by digging through some old patterns that I had stashed away.  When I originally found it years ago, it seemed very overwhelming, but kept it in my stash because it was SO cute!  
So, the cutting and pasting and mistake making and correcting and re-measuring and screaming "I CAN DO THIS!" and oh, so, lovely satisfaction commenced! 

Here is the end project...and I LOOOOOOVE it!!!!  Hope you do to!







Now...jump in with both feet!  
Happy creating!
~Diana

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Sit at my table...


 "Today may there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.”

There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living.

Enjoy your days and love your life, because life is a journey to be savored!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

National Stamping Month: September 2013

September Specials

CLOSE TO MY HEART SEPTEMBER SPECIALS!

How would you like to receive over $115 in products just by spending $65 (before shipping and tax)????  Silly question!!!  Who wouldn't LOVE that!??!!  There are 2 specials this month that help you do just that and you can take advantage of either or BOTH of them on my website this month.  You'll be prompted to add the special(s) before checkout if you want them.

1.  National Stamping Month Special: "You Are My Happy"  Have THREE times the fun with our TRIPLE stamp set ($47.90 value), which is yours for ONLY $10! (with a $50 purchase before shipping and tax) in September.  This whimsical triple stamp set includes a playful alphabet, light-hearted sentiments, and fun images for a variety of occasions to give a cheerful touch to your projects!
   
"You Are My Happy" triple stamp set: alphabet (carrier sheet actual size is 6" x 6")

"You Are My Happy" triple stamp set icons (carrier sheet actual size is 6" x 6")

"You Are My Happy" triple stamp set sentiments (carrier sheet actual size is 6" x 6")
2.  September Stamp of the Month: "Poster Tidings"  Subway art is the "thang" these days.  Leave it to CTMH to come up with some cool subway art of their own.  September's SOTM, "Poster Tidings" ($17.95 value) is yours for ONLY $5 (with a $50 purchase before shipping and tax) in September ONLY!  
"September Stamp of the Month: Poster Tidings" (carrier sheet actual size is 6" x 6")
How cool is it that if you spend $50 this month, you can then get the "You Are My Happy" stamp set for $10 AND the "Poster Tidings" set for only $5?!!!  Woot-woot!!!
That's $115.85 in products for ONLY $65!!!  

Happy Creating!!!