Wednesday, June 2, 2010

HUGE Prize!!!

I am so excited to tell you about our BIG PRIZE that we are giving away this month!! The Diedrich Dare is taking a little break this summer. We will be posting the first Wednesday of each month.

Today's Challenge is an inspiration piece that my our DT member, Sara gave us.'s the deal. You have ALL MONTH to play along. There are NO restrictions on number of entries, etc. You just have to link it up on The Diedrich Dare blog and we have to be able to see the inspiration piece somewhere on your card or project.

Entries will be accepted until JUNE 30th, 2010 at 8pm CST.

The catch? Well, ok, it's NOT a's more like LOOT....TONS OF IT! CHECK THIS OUT:

ONE lucky winner will receive:

TWO Kraftin' Kimmie stamps of Choice, sponsored by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

This HUGE prize from Tamiko's:
1. Spellbinders Frameabilities Scalloped Edge Frame

2. 1/4" Scorepal tape

3. Sticky thumb adhesive tape

4. Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad

5. Robin's nest tear drops

6. Robin's nest dew drop

7. Robin's nest mini dew drops

8. 2-3 bags of Lion coffee (a little something from Hawaii)

A FREE Digital Image sponsored by Daredevil herself, Sara Henton

TWO Rubber Stamps from a newly released BabyBud Designs (manuf. by C.C. Designs) sponsored by Daredevil Krista VanTol!

ONE 4x6 Set of choice from The Greeting Farm

Can you BELIEVE the generosity of these sponsors??? I am so excited for this and it's nothing we've ever had the privilege to offer our players before. I cannot WAIT to see who the random winner is!


Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Happy Wednesday!!

I hope you are having a great week. My week will be better once I get my new laptop. LOL! My laptop broke over a week ago. I have having major withdrawals. I didn't realize how much I used it. After my husband and kids go to bed, I watch TV and play my Facebook games. We are not able to fix it so I am getting a new one. Yayyyyyy!!! I can't wait. Thankfully, I still have my desktop but it isn't as convenient as the laptop.

This is the final week for Mix it Up May. This week my girls, Kaeli - 9 and Emilie - 7, were asked to come up with a sketch. They had some trouble drawing it so they decided to ask everyone to make their cards SPARKLE. Every time they make a card they have to put glitter somewhere on the card. They love a sparkly card. LOL!!

A BIG thank you to Sweet Pea Stamps for being our monthly sponsor!! Also, thank you to Randi for coordinating it. She did such a great job.

Please check out my post on The Diedrich Dare blog.

Have a MAGICAL day!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

He Made Me a Card!


If you celebrated Mother's Day I hope you enjoyed your day. I had such a wonderful day. My husband and girls had a lot of surprises for me. Look at the bottom of my post to see a card my husband MADE for me. We went to Brookfield Zoo with my parents and my sisters and their families. It was a beautiful day. I even got sunburned. LOL! My Dad hardly ever gets to come to family events because of his job. We were so happy to have him with us.

Today is The Diedrich Dare's week two with our May Sponsor, Sweet Pea Stamps and our special guest designers. This week Jacquie's daughter, Kyah, designed our sketch. Didn't she do a nice job?!?!?! She drew it so nicely. I am having so much fun coloring my stamps from Sweet Pea. I've never colored a stamp with so much detail. I LOVE it. Try to stop by the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog to see the way the design team colors these stamps. UNBELIEVABLE talent!!!! I would love to be able to color like that.

Don't forget to visit the The Diedrich Dare blog to upload your creation. Sweet Pea is giving away a very nice prize!!!

Here is the card my husband made for me. He did such a nice job. I have always told my family I love home made cards. He usuallys buys a blank card and writes something inside it. Well, this year he completely surprised me with this beautiful card. Can you believe a guy did this????? He said this card took him all day. I want to frame it. LOL!!
Have a whimsical week!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


On Saturday, my girls made their First Communion. We had such a perfect day. My girls looked beautiful. Thankfully, their dresses survived the Italian dinner afterwards. LOL!! Here is a picture of my babies on their special day!!!! Looking at the picture, Kaeli is the one on the right and Emilie is on the left. My girls are only 20 months apart but they are on complete opposite ends of the growth chart. LOL!!

It's time for Whimsical Wednesdays. We have two exciting things to share. First, Sweet Pea Stamps is our monthly sponsor. I had so much fun coloring up this image. These stamps have such beautiful details to them. Sweet Pea Stamps have a variety of styles to choose from. They are made from high quality, unmounted red rubber. Please stop by their blog to see some wonderful samples from their three very talented artists!!!!

Our second big news is this month we have 4 very special guests designing our sketches. Four of our design team members are having their daughters design a sketch for us. How cute is that!?!?! My girls will be the last week this month. Our very first guest is Kaitlyn, Andrea's daughter. She did such an awesome job!!!

Make sure you check out The Diedrich Dare blog to see the AMAZING prize Sweet Pea Stamps is offering!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!

Have a magical day!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Happy Wednesday!!


I'm so excited for this weekend. My girls are making their First Communion! It is such a big day for our family. I think my girls are more excited about wearing the dress and having their hair done. LOL! We invited some family to dinner afterwards. We are going to my Mom's favorite Italian place. Yes, I know, it's very risky taking my girls in their WHITE dresses to an Italian restaurant. LOL!! It will be interesting! They will have napkins all over their dresses just in case. :-)

Since today is Wednesday, that means it's time for The Diedrich Dare. This week Madelynn told us to make a card in Spring colors. How easy is that?? I used the sketch from FFF at The Greeting Farm for my card. I used the paper from Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients kit.

We are so happy that The Greeting Farm sponsored us this month. Thank you!!

Please stop by the rest of the team to see what they created this week!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

This week Nicky gave us a fun color combo to use. When I looked at this combo I thought the color was yellow. Now that I am posting it I can see it's orange. LOL!!!! I got the other colors right. I used Jessica's stamp set to make my card. :-)

If you want to play along this week, use keyword DDSC32 and then link it to Mr Linky. Make sure you stop by the rest of the team to see their creations.

Have a Whimsical Week!!!


Wednesday, April 14, 2010


First I want to apologize for not commenting on blogs in the last 2 weeks. I've been so bad about that. I try so hard to make it around the blogs. My life is keeping me very busy these days. LOL!!! My goal is to make my rounds tomorrow. I am watching my friend's girls in the afternoon. That will keep my girls occupied so I will have some time. :-)

Today is Whimsical Wednesday. Jack gave us a fun sketch to use. It looks like it has lots of layers. This month our sponsor is The Greeting Farm. I used the Angel Anya for my card. I am giving it to a friend to let her know we are praying for her.

Please check out the dare blog to see what everyone has created.

Have a great week.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I'm Finally Ready!

I am SO LATE getting this posted. Last week I had a wonderful time visiting Jessica and her family. We had such a nice time together. I can't wait until we can visit again. This week I have been busy helping out a friend by watching her kids. My girls have been having so much fun playing with them. Her kids are so good that I forget that they are here. LOL!! I've even had them sleep over on a school night and they still went to bed on time. Such good kids!!

This week for the Diedrich Dare 10 year old Madelynn gave us an inspiration sketch to follow.

Yes, I know Easter is over. LOL! My Aunt bought my girls Easter outfits for their Build-A-Bears. I wanted to use Easter Anya for her thank you card.

This month The Greeting Farm is our sponsor. Please stop by the Dare blog to see all of the details.

Have a great week!!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

You're My Peep


I have this post sent for auto post because I am in TN with The Diedrich Family!!! Wooo hooo!!! I am so excited about this trip. It feels like it's been forever since we got together. When our kids were younger, we saw each other at least once a week. As they got older and involved in after school activities, we were happy with once a month. Now we will have four fun days together.

It's time for The Diedrich Dare! This week Jack gave us a fun sketch to use. This post is even more special because it is Jack and his twin brother Nicky's 8th birthday!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I used my Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients for the paper and Clear Dollar Stamps for the image.

We are welcoming a new dare devil this week. Please welcome Krista Vantol to our group!!!!! We are excited to have her!

We want to thank Character Cafe for being our sponsor this month. I've had so much fun using their images. They truly are one of the nicest people to deal with. Excellent customer service!!!
If you want to play along this week, upload your card or project to your blog or online gallery. Then link it to Mr Linky. Please stop by the rest of the team to see what they have created!

Have a great week!!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I'm Back!!!

I can't believe it's been two weeks since I've posted. I've had the worst two weeks ever. But they are over and it's time to get myself together. I am really looking forward to this weekend. I am going to visit Jessica and her family for about 4 days. I can't wait to see where they live. I am really excited to see her kids too. I feel like it's been forever since we've seen each other!!

I am back to posting for the Diedrich Dare. This week I used an image from The Character Cafe. I don't have a lot of boy stamps so I was happy to use this one. Isn't he cute!?!?! I used black Shimmerz to color the skate board. The sentiment is from Jessica's Whimsical Wishes set at The Greeting Farm.

Please visit the Diedrich Dare blog to see our featured stamper. Also, stop by the rest of the team to see what they created!

Have a great week!!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

It's Wednesday!!!!

Happy Wednesday!

I am going to try to keep this post short. My sinuses have been bothering me for weeks now. It doesn't seem to be getting any better. I am having trouble breathing. My ears feel like they are about to explode because of the pressure. Now I have this terrible ringing in my ears. I can't blame it on the weather. Here in Chicago, we have had such a mild winter. Sorry, I'm having a pity party today.

On to happier things!! :-) This month The Diedrich Dare is being sponsored by The Character Cafe. I had so much fun looking through all of their cute images. Not only do they have cute images the owners are the nicest people to work with. Their customer service is just AMAZING!!! Stop by The Diedrich Dare blog to see the prize that The Character Cafe is offering this month!!!!

This week Madelynn gave us another easy sketch to use. She even wrote the word "brad" on the sketch to make sure we used them. Awwwww

Have a great week!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Happy Wednesday!!

Hi Everyone!

I had the most relaxing last couple of days. I spend Saturday with my hubby, girls, parents, sister and nephew. It was so much fun. It's hard to get all of us to spend an afternoon together. My nephew is 7 months old. He is such a little cutie. I posted pictures on him on my Facebook page. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, I didn't do much. It was soooooooo nice. I love having days like that.

Since today is Wednesday, that means it's time for the Diedrich Dare. This week 9 year old Madelynn gave us a super easy sketch to use. I used this sketch to make a card for my husband's cousin. He enlisted in the Marines and is in boot camp now. We just got the ok to send him cards. I hope this isn't too girly. LOL!!! I don't want him to get harassed. LOL!!! The stamps are from The Greeting Farm.

Make sure you stop by The Diedrich Dare team to see what they created. If you want to play along this week, you can upload your project to your blog or online gallery. Then link it to Mr Linky on the Diedrich Dare blog.

We have a new daredevil. Please welcome Andrea to our group!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Farm Fresh Fridays


I wanted to pop in and show you a card I made for Farm Fresh Fridays at The Greeting Farm. I submitted my card Tuesday night but I wanted to post it on my blog too. I believe entries had to be submitted by Wednesday. The is the second challenge I've entered. I really want to win the Sweet Tooth stamp set. LOL!!! It's so cute. Mercy gave us a pretty easy sketch to follow. So I had to enter the challenge.

I hope you have a great day!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Dare and Crazy for Challenges


I am the featured stamper this week over at the Diedrich Dare blog! :-)

This brought a tear to my eye. Jessica's little Ava did her very first sketch for us. She is only 4 only years old and did an AMAZING job. I can't believe is she is old enough to do this. Look at how cute she wrote her name. Awwwwww!! A little side note. Jessica and I are cousins/BFFS, LOL!!! We really enjoy watching each others kids grow up. We have gone through every one of our kids milestones together. So this is a big deal for Ava. Great job Ava!!!!!! I'm so proud of you!

I am also submitting my card for the Crazy for Challenges blog. Every Saturday they post a new challenge. This week's challenge was to make a Valentine's themed card. That fit perfectly with my Diedrich Dare card.

I used Flutter Anya from The Greeting Farm for my card. I also used Jessica's stamp set Butterfly Wishes for the sentiment.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A Dare and A Challenge

Happy Wednesday!!

I had such a nice family day. My girls were home from school and my husband is still off of work. We took him to physical therapy in the morning then we came home and hung out. We played games together, talked and had fun. I love days like this.

On to my card.........I am combining two challenges. The first is for The Diedrich Dare. This week Jack (who will be 8 next month!! sorry, Jess) gave us a super easy sketch to use. I did flip the sketch. You can see the sketch on the blog. Jessica is giving away a grab bag of Unity stamps!!!! If you want to enter for your chance to win these stamps, upload your card to your blog or online gallery and link it to Mr. Linky on The Diedrich Dare blog.

Challenge #2!! I am entering my card in The Greeting Farm's Farm Fresh Friday. The challenge was to make a monochromatic card. I used shades of my favorite color, purple!! Oh no! I just went to the post to link it to my site and noticed cards have to be uploaded by Wednesday. I hope I'm not too late!!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Diedrich Dare

Happy Wednesday!!

Tonight, my friend Lora and I are going to Archiver's to take a class. We are making a Glimmer Mist Album. I'm so excited to make it. I love using Glimmer Mist and the album looks so cute!! I'll post pictures on Thursday.

This week, Madelynn gave us another inspiration challenge. She picked a makeup kit from her Mom, Jessica. It was such a colorful set so I decided to make my card colorful!! :-) For today's card, I used my Fairy digi stamp from Paper Make Up Stamps. I LOVE their stamps!!!!!! SO SO CUTE! They have so many images to choose from. I used Mojo Monday 122 for my layout. I flipped the sketch to fit my stamp.

Please stop by The Diedrich Dare blog to see a picture of the inspiration. Also, stop by the rest of the team members blogs to see their creations. If you want to play along upload your card to your blog or online gallery then post the link to Mr Linky on the blog.

Have a great day!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

So Special!!!

Today is Tart and Tangy Tuesday for the Rusty Pickle Digi Delight. Every Tuesday one of our design team members is going to issue a challenge. This week Heather, our awesome DT coordinator, came up with a color challenge. She challenged us to use SU Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue and Cameo Coral. When I first saw this I didn't think I would have the colors. I went searching through my papers to see if I had anything close. As I was searching I was beyond excited to find a SU paper pack that I bought a long time ago. In it was Certainly Celery and Bashful Blue!!! Wooo hooo!! It didn't have Cameo Coral so I found something similar. :-)

I decided to use the girl in the water digital stamp for my card. This is another stamp that reminded me of my girls. In the summer we spend almost every day in the water. Whether we are at the pool or on our boat. We love the water. The Special sentiment is from The Greeting Farm.

I hope you get a chance to play along this week. The Rusty Pickle Digi Delights has some new design team members. Hopefully you can stop by and see everyone's creations.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Rusty Pickle Tuesday Challenge


I have this post set on auto post because my family and I are in Disney World. Today we are at Magic Kingdom. This is my favorite park. I love everything about it. Seeing the castle as we walk down Main Street. I love looking at my girls faces when they meet the characters. Disney truly is the most magical place on earth!!!

This trip to Disney will be a little challenging for us. My husband is still recovering from his accident. So, we had to rent him a wheelchair. He can't do too much walking. He can't swim or go in the hot tub yet. We won't be able to do as much as we usually do. We are still happy to get away. We appreciate this time together as a family.

On to even more exciting info!! :-) The Rusty Pickle Digis is hosting it's very first Tuesday Challenge. Make sure you head over to the blog to see all the details. For my card, I colored this super cute frog looking at a bee. Isn't he cute?? I hope you stop by The Rusty Pickle Digis blog to check out what the rest of the team did today!!

Have a magical day! :-)

Friday, January 15, 2010


Happy Friday!

This year I am making New Years resolutions that I planning on sticking to. LOL! I really want to get better about blogging my cards or scrapbook pages. I also want to be better about commenting on blogs. I look at blogs almost every day. I go through them so quickly. I need to take the time to make comments. I know how happy it makes me to see comments on my blog. I'm sure most people enjoy getting comments. In sticking with my resolutions, I thought I would share a project I made. I colored this cute FREE DIGI from The Greeting Farm right after Christmas. I am just now getting around to doing something with it. LOL! I plan on using this as an embellishment to my New Year's Eve scrapbooking page.

I hope you have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Diedrich Dare

Am I the only one that has trouble coming up with titles? LOL! I can't seem to come up with anything cleaver to say. It's so boring. On a positive not, my titles are direct and to the point. This post IS for The Diedrich Dare. :-)

With that being said it is time for The Diedrich Dare. I really look forward to this day of the week. Jessica, my wonderful cousin/BFF (that's our fun title for each other), has her very talented kids draw up a sketch for us to use each week. This week I used the Ava stamp from The Greeting Farm. This stamp was made to resemble sweet little Ava, Jessica's little girl. I bought the stamp when it was release and this is the first time I've used it. I had to use it now. My family and I will be in Disney World in just a few short days. I wanted color Ava to look like Snow White. We are in Disney mode right now!!

Please stop by The Diedrich Dare blog to see who was the winner of last week's challenge. The winner will receive a prize from Paper Makeup Stamps. I LOVE their fairies!!!!!! If you want to play along this week, upload your card to Mr Linky on the blog. If you use a online gallery please use DDSC18.

Have a great day!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy Wednesday!

I can't believe the holidays are over already. It went by too quickly. My girls went back to school on Monday. They are also back to all of their activities. Our fun 2 week vacation is over. :-( I guess I shouldn't complain. We are going on vacation next week. We are going to spend 8 days in Florida! I can't wait.

Enough about me!! Since today is Wednesday, that means it's time for The Diedrich Dare. Sweet Madelynn wanted to use her Mommy's new Ed Hardy makeup kit as an inspiration for the challenge (see the picture on The Diedrich Dare blog). This week we are excited to announce our first sponsor of 2010 Paper Makeup Stamps. I can't tell you enough how much I LOVE these stamps. OMG the fairies are so cute. I had so much fun coloring her. You have to check out the site to see all of their cute stamps!!!! Make sure you head over to The Diedrich Dare blog to see the prize that Paper Makeup Stamps is offering!!!!

If you want to play along this week, upload your creation to your blog or an online site using keywords DDSC17. Then post it to Mr Linky on The Diedrich Dare blog.

Here is a list of daredevils that are playing this week: