Gale's Gallery Challenge Entries

Hi again!

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: 
"Shimmer and Shine"- September 18, 2017

Sunny Studio "Pretty Pumpkins" stamp set using dye ink and coated with Wink of Stella!  All supply links are listed below.

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I've added several pages that I hope will be helpful!  I finally got to do a card today...

Altenew July Inspiration:
"Red, Pink, Green & White"- July 9, 2017

A feminine Thank You card featuring Altenew's "Beautiful Day" Set.  #AltenewChallenge

I stamped the leaves and flowers on watercolor cardstock, then "painted" with a wet brush.  Not sure why the dark green got bronzy when hit with water, but I liked the effect.  This is the only set of the flowers series that I don't have dies for, so I fussy cut the flower and leaves after layer stamping them.  

I added Wink of Stella and X-Mas Red Stickles for shimmer, then Nuvo Gloss White Drops for texture.  I used the thank you dies from Majestic Bloom set.  I added Diamond Glaze for shine.  I cut the panel with a Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Border die and glued everything with Ranger Multi-Medium in Matte.  The flower is elevated with Pop Up dots.  

The colors I used are listed Click here to find all Altenew products or at my affiliate link on the right margin or at these affiliate retailers below:


Until next time!

P.S. Stay tuned for an upcoming "craft cave" tour on YouTube!


Long time, no see.  Please check out my new Papercrafting Toolbox page, I just finished yesterday!

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:
"Little Critters"- May 22, 2017

The Critters don't get any littler than this party bird!  #simonsaysstampmondaychallenge

I've linked the products below for you.  I am proud to be a Simon Says Stamp affiliate!  I'd love to hear from you!  Please comment at the bottom of the page.  I hope you will take a minute to explore "the 'Creek" and hit subscribe!

Until next time!


Well, I'm not hitting my once a week goal, but I am getting there!  Looking forward to the Simon Says Create! here north of Columbus, OH.  I will be there Friday morning and plan to take some photos and videos to share!  There will be make and takes for those of us who aren't in the classes, so I am super excited!  Please visit the many Gale's Gallery postings for lots of arts 'n crafts inspiration!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:   
Showers and/or Flowers - April 19, 2017

Unfortunately, I don't have any Prima Products (yet), so am using what I have:

#simonssaystampwednesdaychallenge, #simonsaysstampchallenge, #simonsaysstamp

I am getting oh-so-close to being able to list the products individually.  I joined Inlinkz and am building up my library as time permits---and it hasn't been permitting much...

Please click on the linked stores on the right margin to find these products:

Stamp/Die Set:  Mondo Hydrangea by Ellen Hutson (I think only at Simon Says Stamp on my merchant list, but also available at Ellen
Tombow & Zig Clean Color Brush Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Wink of Stella Glitter pen
Wow Ultra White Embossing Powder
Versamark Embossing Ink Pad
Pretty Pink Posh- Bermuda Blue Sequins
Neenah Desert Storm and Solar White cardstock
We R Memory Keepers Embossing Folder

Until next time!



I set a goal to do one challenge a week, hopping around to different companies, and I will---but when I saw this challenge, I knew I had the supplies to go exactly by the guidelines, so here we go to another...

I'd LOVE to see your comments at the bottom of this page--I am trying to re-work this page so each post stands alone, but not there yet!

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:   
Simon Says Make A Rainbow - April 3, 2017
(Featuring Tim Holtz products)

This card features Stamper's Anonymous "Crazy Cats" & "Crazy Talk," Distress Inks, Clear Wink of Stella, Stickles, Art Impressions Mini Action Wobble and Wow white embossing powder.  All of these products are readily available from the retailers down the right side of this post who will take great care of you!

See you next challenge!

Hello Crafty Friends!

In an effort to actually use all the supplies I've "collected,"  I am challenging myself to enter design challenges from various manufacturers, retailers or other bloggers.  My first one is...

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:   
Things With Wings - March 27, 2017

Hero Arts "Color Layering Peacock" Set with Simon Says Stamp "Thankful Heart" stamp set on Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock with Distress Oxide Inks  Broken China, Cracked Pistachio and Faded Jeans.  Stitched Rectangles die by My Favorite Things.

Supplies are available at the retail sites on the right margin.

See you at the next challenge!  I hope to do at least one a week.   I also hope to figure out how to incorporate individual affiliate shopping links ASAP!  



  1. Lovely panel with watercolor effect. Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  2. Wow! Fabulous cards! Wonderful designs!! That first one is so pretty!! Love those flowers!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!



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