Friday, July 29, 2016


Hey everyone! 
Today we have a card using the newly released 
Newton's Nook's Tiki Time. 

These Tiki's just make me smile, and I have had a blast getting my paws inky with this totaly cute set.
Today we went kind of "old school" with this card, using only black and white paper and neon and white embossing powder. 
I love bright colors and this card requires sunglasses.  
I had a WHOLE LOT OF FUN making this card.
Mess everywhere and did not care! 
I hope you enjoyed the card and have an amazing weekend!
Check out Newtons Nook's blog on the link listed below. 
Bye for now DIANE

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Find Paradise

I'm not good at just free stamping, never have been. I love to plan and execute my cards.
 I decided to grab the Paradise Palm stamp set from Newton's Nook and three colors and went for it. 
The three colors I chose are carved pumpkin, stormy sky, chipped sapphire. I did not want anything to dark, and I find blue to be a soothing color. Then I just started stamping. 
You have to trust yourself and know when to say STOP! 
The card you see is the second card I created. The 1st card I created my husband said " there was so many birds it looked like they were going to attack, don't want to be on that island". 
So, after losing some of the birds, I added a palm tree instead.
This was a good experience to free stamp. I am definitely going to try it again and flex my crafty muscle.  
Bye for now.   DIANE

Friday, July 22, 2016

We Beeee long - Lawnscaping Challenge #134

Hello Again!
I have another card for the Lawnscaping Challenge. For this one I have chose to use the Beeees! from the Bugs and Kisses stamp set. A great stamp set with a whole lot of bits and pieces to keep the crafty muscles flexed. For this card we have our rainbow bees buzzing around the cute heart.

A little bit of crystal Stickles to accents the bees wings and the heart.
The background was a OOPS! that happened to go my way. I had distress inked the background and then decided to outline the card in black. I went back to darken the "blue sky" and the black marker kind of ran into the sky. Could have been bad .... but I got lucky. Hope you enjoyed the card and thanks for stopping by.  Diane



Thursday, July 21, 2016

Little Sherms - Lawnscape Challenge # 134

Diane here with a card for the Lawscaping Challenge #134 Rainbows.
For this card I chose one of my favorite new Stamp Sets Gnome Sweet Gnome.
This set has a lot of mix and match to keep the creatve juices flowing.
 I love the little mushrooms on this set, there so stinking cute! I paired it with the sentiment from the Gleeful Gardens stamp set. Just a quck and simple card for the summer days. Don't forget to check out the Challenge on the link listed below. That's all for now and thanks for stoping by. Diane


Thursday, July 14, 2016

London Calling - Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Hey Everybody!
 I am coming to you today with a card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge featuring Newtons Nook Stamps.
Not that I am playing favorites, but I LOVE Newton's Nook. My love with them began about 2 years ago when I was looking for a cat stamp set that could be colored different ways to look like the different cats that own our house.
 I purchased one set, and as they say the rest is history!  Today I am using the Newton Dreams Of London Set.  I am have had a blast with this set, since receiving it.  Being the huge distress ink lover that I am, I decided to create a cloudy London Background, and feature Big Ben, London bus and of course Newton. This card was so much fun to make and hope that you enjoyed it.   Don't forget to check out all the other amazing cards at the link listed below.
 By for now!   Diane

Friday, July 8, 2016

Just Smile- Lawscaping Challenge #133

Hey everyone!
Got a new card here. This time for Lawnscaping Challenge #133 MOOD BOARD INSPIRED My 1st look at this board, reminded me of warm summers days and just brought a huge smile to my face. So that is when I got the idea for this card. The Starfish circle, with their happy smiling faces, which I created using my new found love for water brushes I wanted the card to be graphic, and was bright and cheery, just like the mood board.  I love bright colors, and these are some of my favorite, so I used a good amount of the color. I hope that you enjoyed my card. Thanks for stoping by, and check out all the other cards on the link listed below.  Have an amazing day.  Diane