Thursday, May 26, 2022

Add Color to Your Life {Picket Fence Studios}


First, I wanted to let you know about the Picket Fence Studios 20% off sale on everything until May 30th. 


Today's cards feature the Add Color to Your Life stamp set by Picket Fence Studios. I couldn't make up my mind if I wanted a vertical or horizontal card so I did both. For both cards I stamped the rainbow image onto distress watercolor cardstock using Versamark ink, then white heat embossed. I blended twisted citron, salvaged patina, mustard seed and saltwater taffy distress inks using the smaller brushes from the Life Changing Blender Brushes set since I wanted to delineate my rainbow arcs. I cut out with a stitched die, then stamped the sentiment in black.


For the vertical card I randomly placed sequins from the gorgeous Beach Vibes Sequins Mix for some added sparkle. 


For the horizontal card I cut out a stitched circle cut from the center of the image panel, then adhered the cut out to the card front to use as the shaker backing. To create the shaker I used the double sided Foam Tape which makes shakers so very easy to make and filled the space with more of the Beach Vibes Sequins Mix.

Products: Picket Fence Studios stamps, Ranger Distress Watercolor cs, Picket Fence Studios sequins, Picket Fence Studios and Ranger Distress ink

My heart is so heavy right now. So many precious souls gone. So many families hurting. I pray that all my readers are practicing some self care right now. 

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

A Special Day Collection by Stacey Yacula {Purple Onion Designs}


Despite the fact that this post is going up very late I am very excited to share with you a new and super duper cute A Special Day” Collection of rubber stamps from Purple Onion Designs. This collection is a celebration of  Stacey Yacula’s (@staceyyacula) 10th year illustrating stamps for Michele at Purple Onion Designs!  And as an added treat, there is 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.


After stamping the new Woodland Background onto the top of a white cardstock piece, I added a "dirt" trail with a Copics Multi-liner pen. I colored the scene with Copic Markers, then cut out the panel with a stitched rectangle die and stamped the sentiment from the new Let's Celebrate Sentiment Set directly onto the panel. Separately I stamped new Bugsy (bunny) and Jessie (bird) as well as one of the images from the previously released Rock Set onto Copic friendly cardstock, colored with Copics, fussy cut out and attached to the background with foam dimensionals. 

Products: Purple Onion Designs Stamps, PTI cs, Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Trees-E33, E53, E99, E57, YG03, YG17, G24; Grass-YG00, YG01, YG03, YG63; Trail-E0000, E30, E31, E33; Sky-BG0000, BG000; Flowers-RV13, RV17; Rocks-W00, W1, W2, W5; Bunny-W00, E81, R01; Bird-W00, E81, B41, B32, Y35 ; Gifts/Ribbons/Balloon-BG000, BG01, BG02, RV11, RV13, RV14

More projects using this sweet new collection later. 

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Monday, May 23, 2022

Leo Girl {Picket Fence Studios}

Today's card is another one I created for the Picket Fence Studios May Release.


Leo Girl is the last (but definitely not least) of the Horoscope Girls. After stamping the image onto Copic friendly cardstock, I cut out with the matching die. I colored her with Copic Markers for a lioness type look. After all she is a Leo and she is quite fierce. I cut out the word die from gold metallic cardstock and also from white cardstock several times then layered them together for stability and dimension. The sentiments were stamped directly onto the card front using black ink and also the constellation using golden glitz ink. Using a piece of crumpled up cellophane I randomly applied Golden Sparkle Paper Glitz. I wish my photo could show how beautiful and sparkly the glitz really is. After attaching the image with a layer of craft foam, I added a few sequins from the Sandy Toes Sequin Mix in her hair and also the word diecut at her throat.


Products: Picket Fence Studios stamps and dies, PTI and Michael's metallic cs, PFS Sequin Mix and Paper Glitz, PFS and Delicata ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Face-E000, E01, E11, R20, R01, R02, YG03; Dress/Headband/Earrings-E30, E33, E35; Hair-YG93, E81, E84, W1

Out of all twelve of the Horoscope Girls, I think this one is my favorite and I am a Capricorn. By the way there is special pricing if you want the whole set of stamps or the whole set of stamps and dies. The women are all beautiful even if you don't believe in astrology. I don't believe in it but I appreciate the interesting looks on this gorgeous set of strong women.


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Friday, May 20, 2022

{The Cat's Pajamas} A Little Hot Water

Good morning. Today's card features more Digital/Svg's combination digital products. 

I combined the wave pattern from the  Make Waves set and the penguins and water drops from the Ship Happens set using Silhouette Studio software, then added the sentiment also from the Ship Happens set. After printing, I colored the image using Copic markers and cut out the piece with a stitched rectangle die I attached the panel to a colored card base and added a few clay pieces from a sequin mix to finish.


Products: The Cat's Pajamas Digital stamps, MFT cs, MFT die, Picket Fence Studios Sequin Mix, Copic Markers
Copics: Cup/Spoon-YR0000, YR00, YR01, YR02, BG01, BG02, BG05; Penguins-W00, E81, YR31; Telescope-B01, B02, B04; Sail-YG01, YG11, YG13, YG25; Sky-BG0000, BG000

Have a great weekend. 

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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Warm Wishes

We have morphed into summer here in Bama. Nonetheless I have a clean and simple Christmas card for you today. 


I stamped the coffee cup and sentiment from the sweet Pink and Main Holiday Mugs and then cut out both with the matching die. I colored the cup image with Copic Markers. For the background I used the Papertrey Ink Elegant Edges: Lace die to create the cutout from textured white cardstock which I backed with patterned paper. Bot the image and sentiment pieces were attached with from dimensionals.

Products: Pink and Main stamps and dies, Doodlebug dp, AC and PTI cs, PTI Die, Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Cup-BG000, BG01, BG02; Coffee-E70, E71; Poinsettia-R11, R14, R17, R24, R27, Y35; Various Leaves/Greenery-YG01, YG03, YG13, YG17, G20, G21, G24


I am submitting this to this month's Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge-Flowers


And also used the colors for the Colors Hues #41-Red & Aqua challenge. 

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Happy Mail {Picket Fence Studios}

Good morning fellow papercrafters. I have a card featuring Picket Fence Studio products. This was a last minute project for the May release and it turned out to be my favorite of the bunch. 

I used one of the rectangle dies from the Slim Line Nested Rectangles Die set to cut three openings in white cardstock piece. I flipped it over and added a piece of acetate, then used the fabulous Foam Tape around each opening to create my shaker sandwich. I filled each opening with a combination of the new Stars and Stripes Sequins Plus along with some Shaker Garnish in Metallic Red, Opaque White and Metallic Blue and a few Crystalline Diamonds in Ruby Red, Diamond and Azurite. I tried not to over fill but I really enjoyed mixing it up. After I was satisfied with my mixtures, I placed another piece of thin cardstock over the piece to enclose my shaker pieces. 


I stamped the letter images and the sentiment from the Peach and Piper Check the Post set onto a red cardstock circle, then white heat embossed it. Before attaching the stamped piece to the card front I wrapped postage colored twine around the shaker. A few more pieces from the Stars and Stripes Sequin Mix finished it up.

Products: Picket Fence Studios stamps and dies, PTI and The Stamp Market cs, PFS Sequins, Divine Twine, Ranger Embossing Powder, Versamark ink

Thanks for stopping by friends. Have a great day.

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Monday, May 16, 2022

Rise, Heal, Overcome {Picket Fence Studios}

Today's card is my ode to Ukraine. I used a die from the Slim Line Cutting System to cut a slimline panel from distress watercolor cardstock and blended the Ink on 3 Peacock Blue onto it using the Life Changing Blender Brushes. I then dipped the Fan Brush into water, tapped some of if off so it wouldn't drip, then gently tapped it onto the blended background. I did this several times, then placed a paper towel over the panel to absorb some of the wetness. 


Sunflowers are the national flower of Ukraine so I stamped the flower from the Face the Sun set onto Copic friendly cardstock using the Black Hybrid Ink Pad, cut out with the matching die then colored with Copic markers. Before attaching the image and sentiment to the now dry panel using a layer of craft foam, I added a patterned paper border to the bottom portion. A few Azurite Crystalline Diamonds were attached randomly and also the diecut sentiment stamped in the same peacock blue ink finished it up.

Products: Picket Fence Studios Stamps and dies, PTI dp, Ranger Distress and PTI cs, Picket Fence Studios embellishments, PFS and Ink On 3 ink, Copic Markers
Copics: YG01, YG03, YG17, YG23, Y11, Y15, Y17, YR27



I hope your week is off to a great start. 

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