Friday, June 24, 2022

Hello Butterfly {Picket Fence Studios}

Today's card is a  summery card using products from Picket Fence Studios

With a lot of masking, I used the Tile Montage Stencil to create the selective background blending using the smallest of blending brushes with Hawaiian shores, green parakeet and bright buttercup ink. The circle frame was cut by nesting two circle dies cut from bright buttercup cardstock and adhered to the stencil background using foam dimensionals. I cut the butterfly from Hawaiian shores cardstock, using the Slim Line Hopes and Dreams Butterfly Cover Plate Die and then trimming out just the butterfly portion. The sentiment and tiny butterfly images from the Baby Butterfly Beauties set were stamped directly onto the background panel using the same ink colors. 

Products: Picket Fence Studios Stamps, Die and stencil, PTI cs, PTI ink

I hope you have a great weekend! 

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Do All Things with Love

Good morning. I hope all is well with you. We are suffering through a major heat wave. But hey, I live in the south so it is expected. Not comfortable but expected.


I did some messy watercoloring onto a stitched edged white cardstock panel using saltwater taffy, mustard seed and salvaged patina distress ink. I stamped the hummingbird image from the A Hummingbird's Song stamp set using black ink then stamped again using Versamark ink and clear heat embossed. The sentiment was stamped using saltwater taffy ink, then cut out with a stitched circle die and adhered to the panel with foam dimensionals. The panel was attached to the card front using Foam Tape. The sentiments in this stamp are really meaningful and can be used on so many other projects. 

Products: Picket Fence Studos stamps, PTI cs, Atenew, Versamark and Ranger Distress ink

I hope you are having a great week. Blessings to you.

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Friday, June 17, 2022

When Pigs Fly {Picket Fence Studios}

Good morning all. I have another card using stamps and dies from the new June Picket Fence Studios release. Have you check it out yet? You really should.


I stamped all the images from the When Birthday Pigs Fly set, cut out with the matching dies, then  colored all the images with Copic markers (unfortunately I did not record them this time). For the background I used the Slim Line Nested Rectangles Dies where I used one of the dies to stamp the sentiment and the Slim Line Die Cutting System for the openings and image mat. I also used the smallest die from the Cloud Dies set to cut from textured cardstock and a tiny die from the Slim Line Full Front Shaker Die to represent the sun in order to create a scene in each opening. All the images were attached with foam dimensionals. 

I hope your Father's Day weekend is a good one. 

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

June 2022 Release Day {Picket Fence Studios}

Good morning all. It's the 14th of the month and that means it is time for another Picket Fence Studios release. I am sharing two of the seven projects I created for this release today. 

After stamping the image from the new Done Adulting for the Day I cut out with the matching die and colored with Copic markers. To prepare the background panel, I used the Life Changing Blender Brushes to blend antique linen (sand), salvaged patina (sea) and tumbled glass (sky) distress inks. The sentiment was stamped directly onto the background and I attached the image using a layer of craft foam. A trio of sequins for the Sandy Toes Sequin Mix finished it up.

Products: Picket Fence Studios stamps and dies, PTI cs, Picket Fence Studios Sequins, Ranger Distress and Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Skin-E00, E01, E11; Hat/Shoes=R21, R22, R24; R21, R22; Drink-YG03, Shells-R02; Sand-E30, E31

And since adulting is the theme for the day, one of my favorite gifts to give to friends and family is a bottle of wine but I always like to kick it up a notch by adding a wine tag. 

There are premade wine tags available and even some dies, but since they are so easy to make I usually just cut my own. I cut out a rectangle piece from limeade cardstock, used my bone folder to make a crease, then used an inside/out circle to cut an opening. I then used another inside/out die to cut from white cardstock to create a smaller opening. That isn't really necessary but I wanted to add a bit more interest. I used post-it tape to create lines on a piece of white cardstock and then used an old credit card to apply the new Hibiscus Pink Paper Glaze to make shiny stripes. After the panel dried, I used a pierced rectangle die to cut out a mat for my wine tag. For the main image, I stamped one of the sentiments from the new Just Wanna Have Wine set using cranberry ink, then cut out with stitched rectangle die. 


After slipping the tag onto the bottle of wine, I added a bow using ribbon and twine. 

Products: Picket Fence Studios stamp, PTI cs, May Arts ribbon, The Twinery and Hemptique twine, PFS Paper Glaze, Concord and 9th ink


For a chance to win one of three prizes, 

-Leave a comment at the May You Tube video release from Lisa.
-Leave a comment at the video release on Instagram.

Winners will be randomly chosen from comments left at Lisa's June video release on You Tube and Instagram. Winners will be announced in June 20th on an IG post. Please note that our Store Coupons are good for 3 months from the day winners receive in their email. Good luck!

I will have more projects using this great new release throughout the month.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Duct Tape Can Fix Anything {Picket Fence Studios}

Good morning. I have another card using Picket Fence Studios products.


I was going for a masculine look and after stamping the  Duct Tape Can Fix Anything image onto Copic friendly cardstock, I cut out the panel with a stitched edge die and then colored the image using the original duct tape colors with Copic markers. I stamped the sentiment from the set below the image using kraft ink, then stamped the sentiment from the  Speedy Recovery set using black ink. The image panel was  attached to a patterned paper background using the fabulous double sided Foam Tape

Products: Picket Fence Studios stamps, PTI dp and cs, MFT and PFS ink
Copics: C00, C1, C3, E40, E70, E71

I usually have such a hard time with masculine cards but this image made it so easy. Every man I know uses duct tape!

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

On the Way to the Party {Purple Onion Designs}


Today's card features images from the  A Special Day collection by Stacey Yacula for Purple Onion Designs. I am sure you have hard by now that this collection is a celebration of  Stacey Yacula’s (@staceyyacula) 10th year illustrating stamps for Michele at Purple Onion Designs. And an incredible 10 years it has been!


I started out by using the Concord & 9th Card Stacks Base Die set to cut from white and green parakeet cardstock.  After masking the edges I stamped the Woodland Background onto the white base and colored with Copic Markers. I also stamped The Prickles (hedgehogs) and Jaye (bird) onto Copic friendly cardstock, colored with Copic markers, fussy cut out and attached to the different inserts. The sentiment from the Let's Celebrate Sentiment Set was stamped using cherry kisses ink onto a white cardstock strip and adhered to the front insert. 



Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, PTI cs, Concord & 9th die, Altenew and The Stamp Market ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Tree-E30, E31, E33, E35, YG03, Y13, Y17, G20; Grass-YG00, YG01, YG03, YG25, YG61, YG63 Flowers-R11, R13, RV17, YG41, YG45; Sky-BG0000, BG000; Baby Hedgehogs-W00, E81, W00, W1, W2, W5; Mama Hedgehog- W1, W2, E40, E81; Balloons/Party Hats-RV11, RV13, RV14, BG000, BG01, BG02, R21, R22, R24, R27, Y13, Y15, Y17; Wagon-W00, E81, Y13, Y15, Y17, R27

Tomorrow (June 8, 2022) is the LAST day to receive the special pricing: 

  • The complete collection will be offered as a bundle with a 30% discount and will sell for $130.00.  The "A Special Day" bundle consists of all 28 stamps/stamp sets & the coordinating "Let's Celebrate" sentiment set.
  • In celebration of Stacey's 10th year illustrating stamps for Purple Onion Designs, the entire "A Special Day" collection will be 10% off when purchased individually.  The bundle will not receive the additional 10% off since it is already discounted 30%.
  • The special bundle price and the 10% birthday discount will run for 2 weeks and end on Wednesday, June 8, 2022.

Take advantage of the special pricing before it's too late. Blessings!

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Monday, June 6, 2022

Happy Day {Picket Fence Studios}

Good morning. I have a clean and simple card today using Picket Fence Studios stamps and dies. 


I used the Happy Day Word Topper die cut twice from white cardstock and once from subtle patterned paper, then stacked together for my main focal point. After attaching to the card front, I added two more coordinating patterned paper strips underneath. I stamped the small dog walker image from the Play is Good set onto Copic friendly cardstock then cut out with the matching die. I colored the image with Copic markers, using Liquid Applique on the poodle for some extra "puff." Lastly, I added a smattering of pieces from the new Puppy Dog Tails-Girl Sequin Mix. FYI the patterned paper I used is circa 2012! 

Products: PTS stamps and dies, Carta Bella dp, PTI cs, Liquid Applique, PFS ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Woman-E000, E00, E01, T1, T5, R81,R83, R85; Dog-W00, E81

I hope your week is off to a great start. See you back here tomorrow. 

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