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. 

photo signaturecopy_zpsn7wywovz.png

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.

photo signaturecopy_zpsn7wywovz.png

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. 

photo signaturecopy_zpsn7wywovz.png

Saturday, May 14, 2022

May 2022 Release {Picket Fence Studios}

This is the time of year where I start longing for a beach visit. I love splashing in the ocean and lazy days on the beach under an umbrella with a good book and an adult beverage. And that is why I have chosen theses two cards to showcase for the Picket Fence Studios May Release day.  

This card was really fun and easy to make. I stamped the main image from the new Plenty of Fish set using Versamark ink onto white cardstock, then heat embossed with smoky slate embossing powder. After cutting out the panel with a stitched edge die I then blended blueprint sketch and salvaged patina distress ink over the embossing. I used an old scalloped oval die to cut out the center of the 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 the new Shark Watch Sequin Mix Plus. The sentiment from the More Fancy Sentiments was stamped onto white cardstock using blueprint sketch ink and then cut out with the matching die.

Products: Picket Fence Studios stamps and dies, PTI cs, PFS Sequins, Ranger Distress ink

For my second card I stamped the You Were Mermaid for Me beach floor image onto Copic friendly cardstock then cut with the matching die which is new for May. I then cut out the partial image with a stitched edge die. Next, I used the also new Slim Line Ocean Stencil and a brush from the Life Changing Blender Brushes set to blend peacock feathers distress ink onto a piece of white cardstock and then cut out with another stitched edge die. The image piece was attached with a layer of craft foam for extra dimension as was the sentiment from the Face the Sun set cut out with the matching die. A few pieces from the new Under the Sea Sequin Mix provided the finishing touches. 

Products: Picket Fence Studios stamps and dies, PTI cs, PFS Sequin Mix, PFS Stencil, PFS, Ranger and PTI ink
Copics: Sand-E40, E41, E30; Rocks-W00, W1, W2; Sea Weed/Coral/Starfish/Shells-YG00, YG01, YG3, B000, B01, B04, R11, R14, R17, R00,R01, R11, R14, R17, R21, R22, R30, R32, R35, RV13, RV14, RV17, BV01, BV02

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 May video release on You Tube and Instagram. Winners will be announced in May 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 to show you throughout the month as I made quite a few cards for this release. I hope you will check back with me. As always, thank you for visiting.

My Sale Page.

photo signaturecopy_zpsn7wywovz.png

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Picket Fence Studios and Ink on 3 Collaboration

The Picket Fence Studios Design Team members are collaborating with Ink On 3 inks today with an Instahop over on Instagram but I also wanted to blog my cards. I will admit I was not familiar with the Atelier inks so I was anxious to give them a try.  If you want to participate in the Instahop start @picketfencestudios. There are prizes available so be sure to check it out. You have until May 8, 2022 @6pm EDT to participate.

I first sprayed the back of the Soar Butterfly Stencil with Pixie Spray then positioned over a white cardstock piece. I used the Life Changing Blender Brush Set to blend Ink on 3 Atelier Marilyn Red, Petunia Pink, Marigold Orange and lastly with Bee Sting Yellow then cut out with a stitched rectangle die.The sentiment from the Watercolor Roses set was stamped with Petunia Pink onto a white cardstock stitched edged circle which I attached with foam dimensionals. I finished it up with Heart Breaker Sequins mounded in the center of the butterfly body and then one on each wing. 

           Products: Picket Fence Studios Stamp and Stencil, PTI cs, PFS Sequins, Ink on 3 inks

I used the cubes but full size versions are also available. The verdict on these inks.....they are amazing! I love how easily they blended and stamped.

Thank you stopping by today and don't forget the Instahop!

photo signaturecopy_zpsn7wywovz.png

Monday, May 2, 2022

{The Cat's Pajamas} Smile

Good morning! The past few days have been so very busy so it's always a treat to get into my craft room for some crafty time. 

This card features the new Camera Cutables. I cut with my Silhouette Cameo machine from various colorful patterned papers and cardstock. I adjusted the look a bit by creating a small shaker piece in the lens portion. I also added a few small flowers from the also new Under My Hat which is a combo of digital (.png) and cut files (.svg) set. 

Products: The Cat's Pajamas Cutables, Doodlebug dp, Bazzill and PTI cs, PFS Sequins

As if I didn't use enough tropical colors, I added a patterned paper border onto the card base, then attached the camera piece along with the sentiment using foam dimensionals.

I hope these colors brighten your day. Don't forget to smile! The world needs all the smiles. 

photo signaturecopy_zpsn7wywovz.png

Big Beautiful Butterfly & A Collaboration

Michele at I Card Everyone and I are collaborating today with both of using the Picket Fence Studios Big Beautiful Butterfly Die. A little flutterby just for fun of course. Neither of us has seen each others project in advance. 

The Big Beautiful Butterfly Die is a two piece set but I did not use the background die this time around. I first cut the butterfly from mango cardstock and then set it aside to work on the background panel. I used the Slim Line Rainbow Die to cut from seven different cardstock colors. I found it easiest to place two pieces of double sided tape down on my work surface, removing the top covering and then placed my strips on it. I removed the backing plus added some glue along the strips and placed on the white linen cardstock panel, trimming the edges off the right side. After attaching the butterfly to the panel with some strategically placed glue, I added a few flat back pearls from the Gradient Flatback Pearls-Tangerine Sunlight Yellow set. Lastly, the partial sentiment from the Watercolor Roses set was stamped onto a small white cardstock circle using green parakeet ink and attached to the center of the butterfly using foam dimensionals. 

Products: Picket Fence Studios sentiment stamp and dies, PTI, The Stamp Market, Concord & 9th, Stampin' Up, and Bazzill cs, PFS pearls, PTI ink

Thank you Michele for doing this collaboration with me! Be sure to let her know how much you like her version of this big and beautiful die here.

My Sale Page

photo signaturecopy_zpsn7wywovz.png

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Life's Unfolding Future {Picket Fence Studios}

Today's clean and simple card is the last of the projects I created for the Picket Fence Studios April release.

I stamped two of the fish from the Graceful Koi stamp set using marmalade and one from sorbet ink onto off white cardstock, then cut out with the matching dies. For the background I used the A2 Horizontal Messy Watercolor Stencil and the Life Changing Blender Brush Set to blend tumbled glass and evergreen bough distress ink. I stamped the sentiment directly onto the card front panel using the Black Hybrid Ink Pad with a bit of masking so I could break it up. The Koi were attached with foam dimensionals and then the whole panel was attached to the card front using the amazing Extra Wide Foam Tape

Products: Picket Fence Studios stamps and dies, PTI cs, PFS Stencil, Concord & 9th, PFS and Ranger Distress ink

Have a blessed Sunday! 

photo signaturecopy_zpsn7wywovz.png

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

{The Cat's Pajamas} Stinking About You

Good morning all. I hope your day is beautiful!

I have a clean and simple card featuring the new Into the Woods digital set. The main images were originally rather small in the physical stamp set but in digital form the images can be sized however you want them. Which is exactly what I did.

Using Silhouette Studio software, I added the skunk, flower and the trunk image to my page, using the eraser tool to erase the branches and leaves from the trunk. I resized and sent the images to the front or back as needed until my scene was how I wanted it. I added the two sentiments below the trunk and then printed onto Copic friendly cardstock. After cutting the piece out with a stitched edge die, I colored with Copic markers and added touches of white gel pen. Before attaching to the card base, I wrapped hemptique cord around the panel along the grass line and tied in a small bow. So easy and I didn't have to do any masking which is always a plus for me. 

Products: The Cat's Pajamas Digital stamps, PTI cs, Hemptique cord, Signo UniBall pen, Doodlebug enamel dots, MFT die, Copic Markers
Copics: Skunk-W00, W1, T1, T3, T5, T7; Flower-Y02, Y13, Y15, YG01, YG03; Log-E30, E31, E33, W1; Grass-YG61, YG3; Sky-BG0000, BG000

Isn't this skunk so cute? I love all the images in this set. 

My Sale Page.

photo signaturecopy_zpsn7wywovz.png

A Rainbow of Blessings {Picket Fence Studios}

I am sharing another card created for the April Picket Fence Studios release. 

I used the new Rainbow Slim Line Insert die which is an addition to the Slim Line Cutting System to create this clean and simple shaker card. After cutting the opening from a sno cone stitched cardstock panel, I stamped the sentiment from the Word Topper Dies Subtitles. I created the shaker sandwich using the Extra Wide Foam Roll which is so easy to use since it has double sided adhesive. I filled the shaker space with the also new Day of Rainbows Sequin Mix.  The three clouds stacked below the rainbow were cut using two dies from the Cloud Dies set. 

Products: Picket Fence Studios stamps and dies, MFT and PTI cs, PFS Sequins, PFS ink

Thanks for stopping by. Have a blessed day. 

photo signaturecopy_zpsn7wywovz.png

Monday, April 25, 2022

Filled to the Brim {Picket Fence Studios}

I am showcasing another card created for the Picket Fence Studios April release. 

I stamped one of the sweet girls from the new Filled to the Brim stamp set onto Copic friendly cardstock, cut out with the matching die and colored with Copic markers. I then went to work on the background. I used a brush from the from the Life Changing Blender Brush Set to softly blend spun sugar distress ink onto a stitched cardstock die cut panel and stamped the sentiment in black at the top. After cutting the largest die from the new You are My Cup of Tea Cover Plate from white linen cardstock I attached it to the panel and added the stamped image with foam dimensionals as if she is sitting in a floral garden retreat. A few small pieces including those beautiful tiny butterfly wings from the also new Fly with Me Sequin Mix finished it up. 

Products: Picket Fence Studios stamps and dies, Cougar and PTI cs, PFS sequins, PFS and Ranger Distress ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Skin-E000, E00, E81; Hair-N1, N3, N5; Dress/Shoes-T0, T1, T3, T5; Florals-RV11, R81, YG01, YG03; Bench-RV11, R81, R83, T1, T3

It doesn't get much more girly than this. Have a great week!

photo signaturecopy_zpsn7wywovz.png

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Penguins Wanna Have Fun {Picket Fence Studios}

Good morning. I have another card using several products from the new Picket Fence Studios April release. 

After stamping the penguins and speech bubble from the new Penguins Wanna Have Fun onto Copic friendly cardstock, I cut out with the matching die and colored with Copic markers. I did the same using the Glacier Scenery stamp and die. I prepared the background by stamping the waves from the previously released You Were Mermaid for Me and white heat embossing. I then used a brush from the Life Changing Blender Brush Set  using salvaged patina distressed ink for the sea and tumbled glass for the sky. All the images were attached to the background panel using craft foam including the truncated sentiment piece. A few pieces from the new On a Cloudy Day Sequin Mix finished it up.

Products: Picket Fence Studios stamps and dies, Reverse Confetti cs, PFS sequins mix, PFS, Versamark and Ranger Distress ink
Copics: Penguins-W00, E81, R30, R32, Y35; Glacier-C00, C1; Speech Bubble-W00, E81, R32, R35

What is it about penguins that are so cute?

photo signaturecopy_zpsn7wywovz.png

Thursday, April 14, 2022

April 2022 Release {Picket Fence Studios}

Welcome to the April Picket Fence Studios release. There are some amazing products in this release! I have two projects to share with you today.

I used the new beautiful and intricate A2 Cherry Blossom Cover Plate Die to cut from linen cardstock. It was necessary to use a shim and I also ran it through my die cutting machine several times to make sure I cut all those tiny squares. I freely admit I spent some time on this card but it was worth it in the end. I colored all the flower centers and a bit of each petal with Copic markers and then attached the die cut to a turquoise cardstock card base. The sentiment from the Swanky Friendship Sentiments set released last month was white embossed onto the same cardstock as the card base and then cut with the matching die which I attached with foam dimensionals. Lastly I added two of the butterfly wings from the awesome new Kaleidoscope Butterflies

Products: Picket Fence Studios Stamp and Dies, Reverse Confetti and PTI cs, PFS Butterfly, Versamark ink, Copic Markers
Copics: RV11, R81, R83, Y00, Y02

My next card is really different from the first showing you the variety of products Picket Fence Studios has to offer. I stamped the new Cancer Girl which is part of the Horoscope Girls collection onto Copic friendly cardstock, cut out with the matching die, then colored with Copic Markers. To prepared the background I placed the new Retro Burst 6x6 Stencil over a stitched cardstock panel then layered the largest negative piece from the A2 Vertical Messy Watercolor Stencil over it in to use as a mask since I wanted to partially stencil. I then blended salvaged patina distress ink using a brush from the Life Changing Blender Brush Set. The sentiment was stamped in black and gala red directly onto the panel. The image was then attached using craft foam.

Products: Picket Fence Studios stamps and dies, Reverse Confetti cs, PFS Stencil, PFS, Ranger Distress and WPlus9 ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Skin-E000, E00, E01; Eyes-B41, B32, B34; Lips-E30, E32, E35; Hair-E30, E33, E35; Crabs-R22, R24; Dress-BG0000, BG01, BG02

For a chance to win one of three prizes, 
-Leave a comment at the April 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 April video release on You Tube and Instagram. Please note that our Store Coupons are good for 3 months from the day winners receive in their email. Good luck!

Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to enter the giveaway!

My Sale Page.

photo signaturecopy_zpsn7wywovz.png

Monday, April 11, 2022

Sitting Here Thinking of You {Purple Onion Designs}

Good morning. I have a card today featuring stamps from Purple Onion Designs illustrated by the fabulous Stacey Yacula

After stamping Bella (bunny) onto Copic friendly cardstock, I colored with Copic markers then fussy cut out. The Floral End Notes branches were stamped directly onto the background panel and also colored with Copics. The sentiment from the Essential Thoughts Sentiment Set was stamped using sorbet ink, The panel was then matted onto a sorbet cardstock piece. The bunny was attached using foam dimensionals and a few sequins finished up this clean and simple card.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Concord & 9th cs, Picket Fence Studios Sequins, Picket Fence Studios and Concord & 9th ink
Copics: Bunny-W00, E81, E50, E51, E53, R11; Flower-R20, R32, R35; Leaves/Stem-YG01, YG03

Have a blessed week. 

photo signaturecopy_zpsn7wywovz.png

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Easter Treats {Picket Fence Studios}

Today's Easter themed packages were created for a group of women at my church. They are secularly decorated on the outside but the inside holds the true meaning of Easter including a handheld acacia wood cross. I also added a few pastel wrapped chocolate kisses and a bit of paper Easter grass.

I used lots of products as you can probably see. The image bases were cut from white cardstock using the dies from the Slim Line Stitched and Scalloped Rectangles and Alpha Die Cutting System. For the backgrounds I used a die from the Slim Line Die Cutting System for the "grass" on two of them and stamped Endless Clouds on another. All the line art images were stamped and cut with Eastertime stamps and dies and Chloe's Garden stamps and dies using the Black Hybrid ink pad. The sentiment based images were stamped using berry sorbet and hibiscus burst ink. 

The diecuts for the sun and flowers were cut using the small dies rom the Slim Line Full Front Shaker Die

I finished up the image panels with pieces from the On an Egg Hunt Sequin Plus MixAfter filling the pillow shaped acrylic packages, I tied a ribbon bow around them including a cross charm, then added the strip of patterned paper and an image circle. 

Products: Picket Fence Studios Stamps and Dies, Echo Park and Doodlebug dp; PTI and Bazzill cs, PFS Sequins, PFS and PTI ink, Copic Markers
Copics: (Happy Easter) Bunny Ears-E40, E41, E42, R00, R02; (Tall Girl Bunny) Bunny-W00, E81, R00, R02; Clothing-B41, B32; Flower-Y00, Y21; (Boy Bunny) Bunny-C00, C1, C3, R00, R02; Clothing-G20, G21, G24, W00, E81; (Girl Bunny Kisses) Bunny-E50, E51, E53, R00, R02; Clothing-YG01, YG03, B41, B32

These were fun to make. Thanks for stopping by. 

photo signaturecopy_zpsn7wywovz.png

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Best Hugs Ever {Picket Fence Studios}

Good morning all. I  am sharing another card I created for the Picket Fence Studios March release

Using the Black Hybrid Ink Pad, I stamped the raccoons, bears, foxes and the various botanicals and hearts from the new The Best Hugs Ever then cut out with the matching dies and did the same with the owls from the More of the Best Hugs Ever stamp and die set.  All the images were colored with Copic markers, adding a bit of detail with a white gel pen on the animals and heart. I used the smaller frame from the 5x7 Double Stitched Rectangles Dies to cut from textured white and scarlet jewel cardstock using the inside white piece for my background. I then cut four circles out of it and backed with the woodgrain piece. With a bit of masking I stamped the partial sentiment then added the word die from the More of the Best Hugs Ever die set to finish it out. After securing the frames and inside piece to a 5x7 card base, I attached the images using either glue or foam dimensionals. 

Products: Picket Fence Studios stamps and dies, PTI, Bazzill and EH cs, PFS ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Raccoons-T0, T1, T3, T5, T7, W00, E81; Owls-W00, W1, W2, W5,YR31, E81, E33, E35; Bears-E50, E51, E53, E57, E23, E27; Foxes-W00, E81, E00, E11, E13, E19; Flower-381, R37, R39, R59; Greenery-G40, G43, G46; Heart-R37, R39 R59

These critters are just so cute!  

My Sale Page.

photo signaturecopy_zpsn7wywovz.png

Monday, April 4, 2022

{The Cat's Pajamas} Field of Pinwheels

The Cat's Pajamas April release is available now and it is all about the beautiful days of spring.

Using my Silhouette Studio software I added the Rainbow with Sparkles image as well as the Hello sentiment from the Like a Rainbow Digi/SVGs and the bunny from the Field of Pinwheels placed in front of it. I printed onto Copic friendly cardstock, cut out with a stitched die and colored the bunny and pinwheels with Copic markers. 

Products: The Cat's Pajamas digital stamps, PTI cs, Copic Markers
Copics: Bunny-E50, E51, E53, W00, E81; Grass-YG00, YG01, YG03; Pinwheels:R30, R32, R35, YG01, YG03, B21, B23, BG01, BG02

The rainbow set is a hybrid meaning it consists of colored digital images you can just print or print and cut with a cutting machine. This card was amazingly quick and easy plus post office friendly as an added bonus. 

My Sale Page.

photo signaturecopy_zpsn7wywovz.png