Thursday, March 15, 2018

Happy Birthday Els!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELS - It's a Design Team Bog Hop!!

Today is the birthday of our "fearless leader" Els van de Burgt, the creator of Elizabeth Craft Designs. To celebrate this special event the design team has done a Surprise Blog Hop.  We all made a card to post today in hopes that she will be surprised.  This was such fun and a pleasure to make something for Els. She is always so friendly, kind and generous. 

Here is my card -

It may seem a little strange but I used the Unconventional Christmas Paper from ModaScrap because it is all about gifts and really doesn't have any of the traditional Christmas colors.  It was perfect for this card.  Everything I used is linked below so you can shop simply by clicking on the product.

I kept the inside clean and simple with a space to write my personal message.

Here is the list of blogs for you to visit - you will be truly inspired!

                        Sandy Diller (you are here)

It doesn't get any better - Els has a gift for you on her birthday -

To celebrate Els' birthday, Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving out a gift when you place an order over $25 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs web site. You will receive 10 sheets of stickers with every purchase over $25. This special promotion applies to all orders placed from today Thursday 15th March until the end of day on Monday 19th March.

See you soon,

Thursday, March 8, 2018


Hi friends,

As I mentioned in one of my earlier posts, I've been caught up in the foiling craze so had to share a card made for our son's birthday later this month.  The cards and projects come out so beautifully and the shine is amazing, the only trouble is - taking photos - it's difficult! 

For this card I used a stencil from Elizabeth Craft Designs (ECD) and the decofoil Transfer Gel from Therm O Web.  

Using a Toner Sheet from Therm O Web I cut out the word "celebrate" from an ECD die.

When the gel was completely dry I attached the word to the page using glue and a fine tip bottle.  Using gold foil, I covered the entire piece.  Next I ran it through the Minc Machine on the #3 setting.  For the mat I used one of the new Foil Mates which shows just a little gold all around.
I love the way it came out and hope you have enjoyed seeing it.

Until next time,

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Happy 50th

Hi everyone,

Today I have a tutorial on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog on how I made this 50th Birthday card.
I used lots of great dies from the Spring Release from Karen Burniston.  I hope to see you there.

Wishing you a creative week,

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Easter Greetings

Hi friends,

Today is my turn on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog and I'm sharing how I made this fun Easter project.  To see a complete tutorial.  Simply CLICK HERE.

See you there -

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Thanks Card for Dies R Us

Hello friends,

I hope you will stop over at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today to see how I made this beautiful foiled butterfly card featuring Elizabeth Craft Designs dies and papers.

See you there,

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Happy Easter

Hi friends,

Easter will be here before we know it and this year it comes early, on April 1, so today the design team at Elizabeth Craft Designs is sharing our Easter Creations.  I hope you will hop, like a bunny, on over the blog to see what we have made.  Simply CLICK HERE. Don't forget to enter the drawing for a gift certificate.

This month I decided to make two cards using the same die sets.  I just love this bunny and can think of so many ways to use it. 

The first one is an easel card with our little friend happily sitting among the eggs.

For my second card, I have filled the basket with carrots, part of the Bunny Set. 

The Spring Basket can be filled with just about anything you can think of - so have some fun and
Happy Easter.

For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on our website to 3 winners
To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us "What Elizabeth Craft Designs dies or stamp sets would you use to create an Easter Card?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, March 2nd on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

See you over at Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog,

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day,

Just popping in with a quick Valentine's Day card that I can now share since I already gave Mac his card.  It is rather clean and simple because, after all, he's a guy.  It's a 5" X 5.5 " gate fold card that is held closed with a belly band.

I used lots of Elizabeth Craft Designs dies, stamps and paper for this one.  Links are below if you want to shop.

Have a wonderful day,