Thursday, October 27, 2016

Exciting News!

I'm excited to announce that I'll be designing again for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and I'm so thrilled.  I'll be showcasing mostly from Korin's Creative Worship line of clear stamps...perfect for Bible art-journaling.  As a matter of fact, I'll be doing a series of lessons in my home with a small group of crafters who want to try their hand at Bible Journaling.  So lots of fun things in my crafting world this fall.

To kick off my celebration at coming back to the Sweet 'n Sassy design team, I decided to join in the fun they are having with a Cat Lover's Challenge.

They are accepting any cat-themed creations between now and Oct. 29th.  So you still have a couple of days to post your creation and link up for the chance for some fabulous prizes.

is where you link up your project.  Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps will be sponsoring the hop-challenge so you could get your little paw of some of the super cute stamps there.

I actually used one of Korin's digi stamps for this challenge/hop.  I didn't have any SNSS cat stamps and I needed to produce quickly so I didn't have the time to order something other than digital.  But of course, I LOVE digital stamps so this solution was perfect.  I'm not really a cat lover, but when they are as adorable as this furry friend, who can resist?

I just added a strip of designer paper to the left (sponged edges), and used a couple of dies to cut out the image and doily.  I colored the image with Copic Markers.

My sentiment is just computer generated and I used wrinkle ribbon I made and added some touches of raffia.  The sentiment does describe me...I'm so full of gratitude to God that my thanks is spilling over into every area of my life right now.  I'm so grateful to Korin Sutherland of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps after a long sabbatical while I moved and resettled.  She is one patient woman!  I'm grateful to be creating with a team of some of the most fabulous artists and crafters I know.  And I'm grateful to God for a beautiful place in which to create.  My surroundings are totally inspiring every day!

I hope you'll try your hand at a quick cat-themed project.  For this one, Pumpkin Kitty, just go to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, find the Digital Stamp section.  This one is in the FALL category.  But do look around!



  1. super sweet card!
    Fiki from Croatia

  2. Hello Diane - your Pumpkin Kitty card is so very sweet! It's a lovely image and framed so nicely by the doily. The crinkly ribbon and raffia is beautiful. x
    caroleannjones2 (at) msn (dot) com

  3. Oh WOW, Diane! CONGRATULATIONS! That is awesome news! Very happy for you! Well deserved - they are lucky to have you! Your kitty card is very, very cute! Love this pumpkin kitty - coloured so beautifully!

    KT Fit Kitty
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  4. Wow, Diane- gorgeous coloring on this SNSS Digital image :-) So thrilled that you are back on the SNSSCreative Team as well - hugs, sweet friend!

  5. Your card design is purr-fect! Love the doily and the ribbon and the image, and well everything. It all goes together so well.
    PJ from US, princessjudy4 @

  6. Your cute little pumpkin kitty couldn't be sweeter and more beautifully colored. Love the rich fall colors and pretty doily!
    kladd94803 at

  7. Congrats on your designing jig! I'd say that pumpkin is full of cattitude! : ) Love that gorgeous doily!! (USA - dcomer1 gmail)

  8. Congrats on your position with Sweet and Sassy. Sure loving this sweet kitty in the pumpkin. Adorable for a Thanksgiving card. xxD dlmundinger(at)yahoo(dot)com USA

  9. That is adorable but shouldn't it say full of Catitude? LOL banaszakv58atgmaildotcom USA

  10. Congratulations on joining SnS!! I love their stamps!
    Fun kitty card! I love your doily!

  11. Your card is so adorable. Congrats on your new DT.

  12. Such a cute image and a beautiful card.
    Congrats on another stint at S&S.

  13. Pumpkin kitty is purrfectly framed, and looks gorgeous! Tee
    USA thealteredpaper(at)gmail

  14. How exciting for you! I hope you have so much fun on your new DT. I love all the elements on your card - that orange doily is scrumptious! Christi ~ ~ USA

  15. Lovely card - that is just delightful :-)
    Congrats on your new posting :-)

    IKE x

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  16. Your card is so sweet!

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  17. Adorable and so sweet, love your card and those colors!

  18. Such a sweet card! Koran, the owner of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is a cat lover too. I love this image and how you colored it and the touch of rafia too!

  19. I LOVE this sweet kitty and the beautiful way you've colored him! Great color and perfect for the Fsll!
    Take care!

  20. OH I'm so happy about this wonderful news, Diane! I have loved Korin and her stamps for as long as I can remember stamping!!! You work amazingness with SNSS and I know you will continue to inspire and delight me with your creations!! This kitty in a pumpkin card is SO pretty! Love that doily too!! Wishing you and yours a most blessed Sunday!!! Much love, my sweet friend!!! xoxo

    1. Oh, how very sweet to see you here! Thank you so much for popping in. I really appreciate that so much!

  21. Love this fall themed cat card. The doily and ribbon are perfect.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com USA

  22. This is just so pretty, Donna! I love these colors and all the texture with the doily, the raffia, and that delicious ribbon...along with the adorable image!!

    Congratulations on designing for SNSS again. I am so honored to have you making a sample card for us and to have Korin agree to sponsor. Such a beautiful person!!!

    Thank you so much for participating in the 2016 Cat Lovers Hop!!!
    <3 J

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