Saturday, March 6, 2010

A Simple Card and Something Fun to Watch...


I wanted to make a quick card for someone who suffered a fall and is still in a lot of pain.  This simple card is what I came up with.  

I used paper from the Madeline stack by SEI and a plain white card base.  This stack has many papers with a lovely sheen and there are lots of delicate floral designs.

I cut the sentiment with the Cuttlebug A2 Combo embossing and die set "Everyday Greetings."   The sentiment says "I'm thinking of you" but since the card was to be from our family I simply trimmed away the "I'm" and rescued the dot for the "i" in "thinking."

I used this pretty butterfly from Creative Charms. Here is a LINK to the page on their site where you can see these lovely butterflies.

I am busy putting the finishing touches on my projects for next week when I will be the Guest Designer on Everyday Cricut - I have been working with lots of happy Spring colors - and enjoying that very much!

Spring is finally arriving in our neck of the woods!  Today was warm and sunny and I was able to go walking with my friends.  Tonight is the high school musical and we will be attending.  Our sons are both very musical and participated in the program while in high school so it will be fun for our younger son to be back for "alumni night."  He also did barbershop and a capella singing.  Today I received an email with this great You Tube video.  If you love musical theater, barbershop, a capella and good old fashioned entertainment, check out this version of "Seventy-Six Trombones" by the Ambassadors of Harmony from Missouri - the 2009 International Barbershop Chorus Champions.

No Chorus had scored 100 in Barbershop competition since 1938.  This group received three scores of 100 and two of 99 - you'll see why!


  1. Diane, I just love that paper. I love the way you used it in that card.

  2. Love that card and the butterfly is a beautiful embellishment!

    Can't wait to see what you come up with for Everday Cricut this week!

    WOW is all I can say to that performance! TFS!

  3. That was unbelievable. The theatrical elements and the music. That gives a whole new name to barbershop.

  4. WOW!!!! I am so sorry for your friend's injury, but I know this card will cheer them up considerably!!!! It is so beautiful, and the paper is lovely!!! I need to find it! My best wishes to your friend for a speedy recovery, and I look forward to this coming week at Everyday Cricut! I know you will have wonderful projects for us!!!

    God Bless,
    Lisa Sturgill

  5. Love the performance. I live MIssouri and have seen small quartet from this group perform and they are good but this was so entertain. My dad was Babershop singer for many year and stopped about 2 year ago for health. Can't wait to show it to him.

    Love ALL your papercrafts too!
    Congrats on Ms March (will you be in a calender too lol)


  6. Nice to meet you Diane. Congratulations on being Ms March. I love your card and how you made the sentiment work. That is the stuff that makes this craft fun.
    I LOVE the video. Have you seen any of the Straight no Chaser video? They are great too.
    I am looking forward to seeing more of your work.

  7. I'm off to explore your wonderful web site!
    Thank you so much for the utube video! It was wonderful and I'd love to see them IRL! Fantastic.
    Thanks so much for sharing.


  8. Your "thinking of you" card is so sweet and pretty. I hope the one who you made this for is feeling better!! This card had to have made them smile! Great job!! Looking forward to March ideas on everyday cricut!! Congrats on being the months designer!!

  9. Wonderful performance! Thanks for sharing.

    I have a blog award for you on my blog!!!!

    xx Susan

  10. Diane,
    Thanks so much for sharing the Barbershop! It was fabulous. I have shared it with several others and our church sings acappella and we all so much enjoy seeing it. WOW! Absolutely great. Rosie

  11. Love your Card. Even more so love the link to the Barbershop Quartet!! Awesome!

  12. Diane, I love all your cards and DS designs -- I've told you that before -- but now I have to say thanks for the great video! Our son sang in the BYU Mens' Chorus for 4 years and we loved his concerts. I don't think there is anything better then great male voices. Thanks for sharing... that is a truly amazing performance!
    carolyn in nebraska

  13. Loved the thinking of you card. Hope that person is feeling better.
    Thank you
    Linda in Stanwood

  14. Thank you so much for sharing the barbershop video. That was a nice treat! Jeanene

  15. all i can say is wow on both.


  16. beautiful card. I'm sure your fried will love it., Looking forward to your projects on Everyday Cricut. Congrats Lady Di!

  17. Loved your post today - amazing how you and I seem to pick the same paper to play with.

    Cute card and I have never seen a barbershop quartet like that. I really enjoyed and will show to my in-laws also. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Great card and music- thanks for sharing you both. Am loving seeing my 2 favorite blogs together


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