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Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Clean and Simple plus some info

Good morning everyone and happy hump day!!! Today is another fun challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!!! CLEAN AND SIMPLE! Perfect because that is just my style…. Love it! The Design Team are using Hero Arts products but you don’t have to use them to play along!!! Here’s what I created.

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I LOVE this stamp set by Hero! It’s fantastic. Lots of fun images…. And I love me some coffee, with Peppermint Mocha creamer of course! I inked it up with two different Hero Arts shadow inks and I love the look it left… The shadowing. Yum!


I hope you will play along with us this week! Now onto some new news! Simon Says Stamp has a new website! Oh, it’s fab! So much easier to navigate. Love the design and the color scheme…. Be sure and check it out!


Goodies used:

Radiant Neon Inks!!!!

Good morning! And a bright one it is, thanks to the newest Radiant Neon Inks line! I used all 7 colors on this card! Let’s check it out.


To start with, I stamped most of the images from this gorgeous set with the various color neon inks! Then I ran this embossing folder over the panel once all the ink was good and dry! And finally, I stamped one of the sentiments from this set in the Orange neon in and adhered it to the card with foam dimension. I love that quote by C.S. Lewis…  Done and done!

Thanks for stopping by today!!!!

Lawnscaping Challenge: MINI’s sponsored by Lawn Fawn

Hello hello!!! ANd welcome to another Lawnscaping Challenge! We hope that you will join us! This challenge is all about MINI’s! Yup, Mini’s. Mini cards, tags, whatever floats your boat. Just keep it MINI!


Now you might recognize this background if you are a blog follower of mine. It’s the background for my first ever shaker card (with video)!!! I decided to use it to create a mini get well card! I kept the colors bright and fun, sure to give the sick little one a smile if only for a second…. I decided to make the bandaid into a sentiment panel, he he he! Why not, right?

We are sponsored by the fabulous folks over at Lawn Fawn!!!! Thanks as always guys! The winner will receive a stamp set of your choosing!


So what are you waiting for? Play along, will ya!!!

Goodies used:

Simon Says Stamp April Haul

Lots of stamp sets, ink, dies and more! Check it out!

Crafting haul items:

Video: Shaker Tag

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Hi all! I bit the bullet and overcame my fear and decided to try to make a shaker style project! I have seen a ton of people do them, and it looks so easy but when it came down to me trying it, I was afraid. This didn’t start out as a shaker style tag…. I began the project by just make a small panel for a card front….  Not only did I make a shaker tag for the first time, I filmed it!!! And there are definitely things I learned along the way to do better the next time I make a shaker project (fun foam on the way via Amazon, lol)….


You can watch the video here or over on my youtube channel in HD!


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Watercoloring with Distress products with VIDEO

Hi there! Today I have a gorgeous card to share with you all… I think I might try something similar onto canvas omitting a sentiment so I can hang it in my craft room. What do you think?


I used lots of Tim Holtz distress paints, a stain and an ink pad to create the flowers! And this fabulous stencil of course! Here’s a close up:


I’ve got a video for you today showing you how I made it!! You can watch it here or over on my youtube channel in HD!  :)


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A Taste of India Blog Hop


Hi there everyone and welcome to the  A Taste of India Blog hop!  The line consists of  6 stamps sets and 6 embossing folders (see the sneak picture at the end of the post)…  You should have arrived here by way of my friend, Jingle!  Today I’ve got a card to share with you all that features the Mandala stamp set from the A Taste of India line. I colored the gorgeous flower with different colors of Liquid Pearls (A first for me… It gives a great texture)… Then I cut out the flower. Before adhering it to the base, I decided I need to jazz up the background watercolor style so I used some Fired Brick distress ink and dabbed and swished with a paintbrush until I got the look I wanted… Here’s a closer look:



With a blog hop surely means there are prizes, right?? OF COURSE THERE ARE!!!! And you have lots of opportunities to win:

  • DT Blogs – 6 prizes will be given out to 6 different randomly selected blog comments from all of the designers blogs. We will award the sets when the winners are announced.
  • CC US blog – 2 sets from this release to 2 different randomly selected CC US blog comments, winner’s choice.
  • Participants may add comments to any of the blog hop posts from Thursday, April 17th – Monday, April 21st until 11pm (ET)/8pm (PT).
  • Winners will be selected on Tuesday and announced on the CC US Blog on Wednesday, April 22nd.
  • Winners must send an email to claim their prize (information will be provided when the winners are announced)!

So there you have it!! Now be sure to head  on over to the sweet Mary Dawn and she what she has created for you….

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Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Animal Antics


Hi there! Happy Wednesday to you all and welcome to another Simon Says Stamp challenge!!!!! We’ve got a fun one today. ANIMAL ANTICS! Break out any items that have an animal on them and use them!!! The Design Team are showcasing Stampendous products this week! I used some of their fab pink fine glitter to create the burst background there on the tag….. The Dino was stamped onto vellum so I could really show off that background… Here is a closer look:


I applied some pearlescent embossing powder to this stencil and then sprinkled the glitter over top and allowed to dry! It is just that simple!!!

The amazing peeps over at Simon Says Stamp have an amazing prize to win! A $50 gift certificate to their online store! Be sure to head on over to the challenge blog and check out the rest of the AMAZING creations by the design team.



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Sneak Peek: Sheena A Taste of India

Hi there!!!! Newsflash: There is a new  Sheena Douglass 6-set range from Crafter’s Companion coming your way next week (Thursday, April 17th) called Taste of India.  We will be celebrating next week, but until then  designers from both the Education and Inspiration teams will be sharing a few sneak peeks each day until the release on the 17th!


Yup, This is very unlike my usual style, but it’s fun to venture outside the box a little bit! I colored the tiger with watercolor crayons….. The background is embossed with this gun metal embossing folder and then I heavily spritzed it with Memento Fireworks sprays in Ladybug, Tangelo, Tuxedo Black and London Fog. But I couldn’t stop there! I sprayed the tiger with some iridescent sparkly crafting spray


Thanks for stopping by today! See you tomorrow!

Clouds and text


Hi there and happy Friday! I’ve got a quick card to share with you….. I love the clouds embossing folder from Crafters Companion. I paired it with the Overlapped Text background and some distress ink.


Easy peasy! Have a great weekend!!!!

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