Friday, May 27, 2016

WISH- Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Happy Friday to everyone! Have you played along with Simon Say Stamp Monday Challenge yet? The challenge is WISH. Considering the brutal week that I had, I chose to "WISH" for something tropical. Lots of lush green and bright flowers to ease the week. Using Look For The Miracles Stamp Set, I chose to emboss the leaves.Then I ink blended in the background. I really wanted the colors to pop and have that lush green look.  For the flowers, I distress stained them in a gradient color with of course, glossy accent.  The stamp set has SO many cool stamp accents to use in the background.  I Had a awesome time with this stamp set and the whole kit of the month is so incredible. That's all for now. Have an amazing Memorial weekend.    DIANE

Thursday, May 26, 2016

All Mad Here - Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Hi everyone! SUPER HYPED for this week Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. This week theme is ANYTHING GOES!!!!  Soooooo, that means unleash my inner-crazy. The new Alice and Wonderland movie comes out on May 27th.  I got to thinking and well this is what happened. Those crazy cats in Wonderland.  I must admit, I had  A LOT of fun with this card and there are A LOT of components on this card (not to mention crackle accents). If you would like to try your hand at this challenge I have included the link below.  That's  all for now.  Have an amazing rest of the week.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Sorry - Lawn Fawn Challenge #130

Hello to everyone!
Today we are working on a little something for the Lawn Fawn Challenge #130 SPARK IT UP
For my card I chose the flowers from the Gleeful Gardens Stamp Set.  I stared by inking up the card base with a water drop background. Then, I stamped the flowers and painted them in with distress stain. After the stain dried, I fussy cut the flowers out, and added Stickles to make the flowers BLING.  I then stamped my sentiment on the card base and attached the flowers on the front of the card. Simple and colorful.
Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to pop on over to the Lawn Fawn Challenge Page.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Emboss it- Simon Says Stamp Monday Challange

For this card , I am working on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. The challenge is to EMBOSS IT. I wanted to stretch my creative muscle a bit, so I decided to try a mixed media approach. Since I do not normally work in a mixed media arena, this was going to be a HUGE stretch for me. I noticed when doing mixed media style, you kind of have to be free of mind. I would assume that there are no rules. I had to convince myself  not to think about the card so much and just "let it flow".  A couple of different stamp sets and embossing powder to create the background,  An embossing folder and of course one of those crazy birds. I am not sure if the card is good or bad , but I do have a new fond appreciation for mixed media artist. It is not easy to "let it flow". My hat is off to you!   DIANE

Friday, May 6, 2016

'ELLO- Inky Paws Challenge #31

Happy Friday to everyone!!
Today's card is for  Newtons Nook Inky Paws Challenge #31. For my card, I used Newton Dreams of London. I love the whimsy of this stamp set, and been having A LOT of fun coming up with cards. Have an amazing weekend.  

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Snail-a bration - Lawnscaping challenge #129

Happy May to everyone!
Today I have a card for the LAWNSCAPING CHALLENGE!   This is challenge #129 and its all about the critters. For my card, chose snails.  There is something about these small and mighty critters I find so cute. MY snails are having a birthday party, using stamps from the Gleeful Gardens and Bake me a Cake sets. The sentiment is from  Big Birthday Wishes from Simon Says Stamp.  
I hope you enjoyed my card.
Stay Crafty.

Sunday, May 1, 2016


Hello to everyone!
Here is my card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  I love this starfish stamp from Stampendous. It reminds me of  warm summer days and fun at the beach. The card itself is a simple one layer stamp and color card. The hint of color on the starfish was a pure accident. When I started to paint the starfish, I got interrupted ( a hungry husband never waits)  When I came back to the card, I liked the unfinished look to the paint.
To me, it makes the colors on the card look light and fun.
 A cute face on the starfish (Simon Says Stamp) and a bit of Stickles and Glossy Accents.
 And that's my card.
Thanks so much for stopping by.