Tuesday, April 29, 2014

May / June 2014 GD Diane Ahlers

Please help the Fitztown Design Team welcome Diane Ahlers! Diane will be a Guest Designer with Fitztown Challenge Blog for the next two months. We are very excited to have her with the team! Here is what she has to say:
Hi, my name is Diane.  I live in sunny Arizona.  I work as a Special Education Secretary in an elementary school.  This is my twentieth year.  Three more years and I can retire.  I am really looking forward to that.  I have been married to my best friend for thirty eight years. We are the proud parents of two daughters and a son and have an eighteen month old grandson who is the light of our lives.

I started making cards about four years ago, Once I got my Copic markers, card making became a passion.  My favorite type of card to make is one with animals. I work primarily with digital images.  I make such a mess with stamps.  I always end up with ink all over the place. I recently came back from a year off card-making.  My husband had gotten seriously ill and I had to take care of him.  Fortunately, he is back to normal now. I am so excited to get back to crafting again.  The thought was a bit intimidating, I had forgotten so much.  I think I'm finally back in the swing of things.  My husband recently agreed to turn our living room into a craftroom and built me a very large desk with lots of storage.  I am in craft heaven.  I am really looking forward to being part of this design team.  Fun times ahead!    
This is my first Guest DT project for Fitztown.  This week’s challenge is Lots of Layers.  I used this adorable image CS10 available here.  What a joy it was coloring this.  I enjoyed every minute of it.  This scene reminds me of a quaint little neighborhood so I figured it would be an ideal card to welcome a new neighbor  The paper and ribbon are  from my stash.
Please come along and join us this week.  We’d love to see your creations!
Feel free to drop by my blog to see a little more detail about this creation.



  1. This is gorgeous Diane, your work always has been awesome and breathtaking. It is so good to see you back. I am so glad hubby is better, such good news. Look forward to seeing more of your lovely work.


  2. Congratulations Diane, enjoy your GD spot, I am adding this blog to favourites to be able to follow your exploits. I found this blog surfing and am thinking, how much I LOVE it. Caz

  3. Welcome Diane!
    What a stunningly Gorgeous card and perfect for coloring!
    Hugs Kaija<3

  4. Its gorgeous!! Good news that your husband recovered and that you could get back to crafting, your talent is sure worth showing it off ;0
    Marg B ;) x

  5. Love your work Diane!

  6. Welcome Diane! You have created Absolutely stunning card! What a coloring!
    Hugs, Sande xx


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