Handmade by Diana

Clean and Simple Creations

Press and Seal Technique

I love this Press and Seal technique by Jennifer McGuire. I have so many stamps and dies that require a lot of pieces be put together to create a focal point, such as a bouquet of flowers. This video shows how to keep everything in place while adhering to your card, scrapbook page, or project. Imagine using this technique for lining up perfectly positioned letters too.


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Hybrid Scrapbooking – My First Project Life Album

It’s been almost three years since I’ve done any scrapbooking.  Since then I was introduced to Project Life, the fast and easy way to scrapbook.  Although I’m more of a traditionalist when it comes to scrapbooking, mostly because my stash of scrapbooking tools, dies, stamps, you name it needs to be used and I think it allows for more creativity too.

Project Life does make it easier to create memories in a simplified format to scrap those special events in your life and getting it into an album instead of sitting in your computer.  My kids still like going through their scrapbooks, especially when they’re home for Christmas.  The beauty of Project Life is since the album itself is in binder form, you can keep adding pages or move them throughout the album without having to deal with those annoying post albums.  So I’m sharing this hybrid album I made as a Christmas gift this year.  As a result, I’ll be continuing to send pages of picture updates throughout the year to the same recipient.  By the way, I was told, “it was the best gift ever.”  Who wouldn’t love a “handmade” gift?

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Product Spotlight – Fine-Tip Glue Pen

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2015 Holiday Catalog


Download the PDF 2015 Holiday Catalog

Ordering begins September 1, 2015

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2015-2016 Annual Catalog

2015-16 Catalog Cover

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Watercolor Shadows and Highlights Technique

Need a little help with watercoloring?  Check out this tutorial on how to add shadows and highlights to your next project.

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Snowflake Card Thinlits Die Tutorial

Since I’ve recently been asked how to use the Snowflake Card Thinlits Die I thought it would be easier to post a tutorial from the Stampin’ Up! home office.

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Just Kidding Photopolymer Stamp Set

If you love humorous cards like I do, this is a great set to add to your collection.  Don’t forget the Sale-A-Bration Promotion runs til March 31st; spend $50 and get a free stamp set.

Photopolymer Stamp Set - March - Just Kidding

Just Kidding PDF Flyer

Click here to see all the Stampin’ Up Photopolymer Sets available for sale.



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Introducing Four New Sale-A-Bration Products

Check out the video showing some additional products during the Sal-A-Bration sale available through March 31st.


SAB add ons

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I’m finally getting a chance to post the 2015 catty’s online.  They will also be posted on the sidebar.

Occasions Cover 2015

Download a PDF copy of the 2015 Occasions Catty


SAB Cover 2015

Download a PDF copy of the Sale-A-Bration Catty

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