Friday, October 19, 2018

Merry Everything & a Winner!

Hello!  today I am featuring one of the Picket Fence Studios new releases Have a Wonderful Wintery Day. I think this friend trio is darling!  I gave them a wintry background by stamping distress inks on an acrylic block, then spritzed with water and stamped on the cardstock.  A little white ink splatter finishes off the wintry sky.

I popped each character up with craft foam then stamped the sentiment.

This week's Simon Says Wednesday Challenge is Animal Antics so it was the perfect time to feature these cute guys! 

I posted a giveaway this week and I have a winner!
Congrats to Ellie Wilkins 

 That's it for me today but before I go let me leave you with a link to the fabulous October release HEREThe new release is packed with fun stamp sets again this month!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

So Glad

 Before October gets away from us I wanted to use this sentiment from the Eat Pie stamp set by The Project Bin at least once more. 

I stamped Mustard Seed Distress Ink and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide inks on an acrylic block and spritzed it with water then stamped it onto a piece of cardstock.  Once dry I stamped the sweet October sentiment.

The last week or so I have been hearing tales of cold weather from other parts of the country but so far our afternoons are still quite warm.  What is your weather like?  

Enjoy your October and get crafty!

Monday, October 15, 2018

World's Okayest Brother & Giveaway!

 Today I have more Picket Fence Studios release cards to share!  My Man, My Friend is a super cool masculine set with 7 silhouettes and 8 sentiments. I stamped one of the silhouettes and masked him then stenciled stars with my large blending brush.  There is something new to share about the amazing Life Changing Blender Brushes.  They can now be purchased as a set of twoa set of four Broad Application Brushes, a set of six Fine Blending brushes,  or the full set of Life Changing Blender Brushes.

Next up is a super colorful card using the Thank You stamp.  I love the font on this!
The background was created using the Cling Wrap Technique by Lydia.

Release days are a lot of fun!  It's always exciting to see the new products come out but it's even more fun when there is a giveaway involved!  I have a stamp set to give away from the Halloween release and all you need to do to be eligible is leave a comment telling me what was your favorite new product in this month's release (if you missed yesterday click HERE) by midnight of Thursday the 18th and I will announce the winner on Friday the 19th!  

My Man, My Friend                              Thank You                

Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Picket Fence Release Day Fun

It's Picket Fence Studios Release day today and wow, do we have beautiful stamp sets to share with you!  First up  I am featuring one of three large sentiments from the Happiness Belongs To You stamp set by Picket Fence Studios.  I love the bold font and fun script of this sentiment.  The border layers were created with the Cling Wrap Technique by Lydia.  To finish off the project I adhered a few gorgeous Blue Hawaiian sequins.

For the next card, I used the darling Like a Crafty Fox stamp set.  Goodness, the foxes are sooo cute in this set!  I masked off about 5/8 of an inch and by blending Broken China Distress in the area between the masks using one of the brushes from the Life Changing Blender Brush set.  I removed the masks and then stamped a fox and a sentiment!  With this card, I am playing along with this week's Featured Stamper challenge at Splitcoaststampers. Congrats to Angel!

Picket Fence Studios is now carrying coordinating dies to many of their stamps sets.   My nephew is in his second year of teaching so when I saw this set I couldn't wait to create a card for him.  I stamped the cup from Good Teacher stamp set then die cut it with the cup from the Good Teacher Die. I always prefer the smooth lines of a die rather than my fussy cutting!   

 I have a stamp set to give away from the Halloween release.  All you need to do to be eligible is leave a comment telling me what was your favorite new product in this month's release by midnight of Thursday the 18th and I will announce the winner on Friday the 19th!  Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out tomorrow's post for more release day projects.

Today's Features:
Happiness Belongs to You                          Like a Crafty Fox     

              Good Teacher                          Good Teacher Coordinating Dies

Saturday, October 13, 2018

You Matter

I am the hostess for the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoaststameprs this week.  Our site was chosen by our guest designer and it overflows with inspiration!  I chose THIS photo to inspire my card.  

To create my ocean scene I blended distress inks for the sea with the Life Changing Blender Brushes.  I then spritzed the Ocean Dreams background stamp with water and stamped onto the ocean.   I masked off the sky and added the sun with a sneak peek item from the new Picket Fence Release (Stop by tomorrow to see all the new goodies!).   Next, I filled my ocean scene with images and a sentiment from the super fun Dose of Vitamin Sea stamp set by Picket Fence Studios.  Since the birds are outline stamps I filled in their bodies with black sharpie marker to create silhouettes.  This week Picket Fence Studios debuted coordinating dies to go with many of their stamps sets so no fussy cutting needed for this cute whale.  The Dose of Vitamin Sea Coordinating Die set includes both whales and an adorable waterspout die.   

Thanks so much for stopping by, it's true, you matter more to me than all the fish in the sea!!! 

Today's Featured Items:

                A Dose of Vitamin Sea                  A Dose of Vitamin Sea Coordinating Dies

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

To the North Pole

It's still hot here!  Bleck.  A great way to forget about the heat is to create a card with snow! I did just that with the North Pole set by The Project Bin!  

 For the back I used one of the sweet background stamps from the Hand Made set and then stamped the cute little envelope that is included in the North Pole set. 

For the final touch, I added the North Pole greeting to the envelope!

If it's still hot where you live, I hope you take a tip from me and get started on those Christmas cards!  Not only will it help to think of something other than the heat but you will be ahead come December!

Now here's one more look at the sweet sets featured today:

Friday, October 5, 2018

Life in Full Color & a coupon

For this week's IC670 Julie has chosen a beautiful site for us.  This site is all about photography, each article loaded with stunning photos! When I saw THIS photo it made me think of the fabulous Capture Life in Color. by  Picket Fence Studios. As soon as I saw this lovely stamp it went on my wishlist!  The image is just the right size for framing with a bit of patterned paper, no other embellishments needed.  

In celebration of World Card Making day, Picket Fence Studios is offering 10% off your order with coupon code: PFSdt10 today!  Order as much as you like because Picket Fence Studios also offers free shipping!  I think that is awesome!

I hope you enjoy some creative time for World Card Making Day!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Snuggle Up

The Project Bin has a new stamp set out and I was eager to create with it!  New stamps are like new clothes, I am always eager to use them for the first time!  For this card, I created a base layer with the round (Let it Snow) sentiment from the North Pole  set.  I stamped it on the edges of the paper making sure that the sentiment was set as far to the center of the paper as possible.  When I was done there were a few gaps so I stamped the snowflake which is attached to the  (Keep Warm and Snuggle up) sentiment by simply masking off the words.

I stamped the sentiment in the middle of the white layer then framed it.  After die cutting the frame I used a blender brush on the frame with the same Memento Teal Zeal ink as the snowflakes and sentiment.

What are your temps like?  Is it snuggle weather or is it still summer for you? Summer has not loosened its grip here just yet but any day now!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, October 1, 2018

A Christmas Challenge

I simply love the large sentiments in the String of Lights stamp set by Picket Fence Studios!  They have such a fun font and are bold enough to be the focal point which is ideal for creating multiples at Christmas!  The hanging ornament is solid and becomes a perfect outline for a 5 1/16" round punched or die cut paper pieced circle. 

I created this for the Fan Club Christmas Challenge at Splitcoaststampers and

Saturday, September 29, 2018

From Owl of Us!

I am always fascinated by the art process.  Last week I struggled to create my Father-In-Law's birthday card and had to give up.  With this week's outdoor inspiration of the IC669 challenge  and the beautiful design of this week's MFT Sketch 404  I was able to create a card in no time with the pieces that I had set aside last week.  

To create my scene, I stenciled the clouds with the Mini Cloud Edges Stencil.  I love using this stencil with 4 patterns of clouds!  It's especially easy to get great color blending using my Blender Brushes.  I tap my brush into the ink then tap the ink on the stencil before I move from the stencil to the paper.  The plastic stencil makes it easy to pick up the excess ink and blend it on the paper.  Next, I created a scene with the Wild Woodland stamp set and Wild Woodland Die-Namics

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Stay Crafty

Hi, Angie here with a festive gift set to share with you today!  I created a fun and easy treat bag using the Half Sheet Treat Bag Tutorial at Splitcoaststampers.  For the focal point, I stamped (Chocolate Enclosed) from the Crafty Mail stamp set by Picket Fence Studios and added the exquisite feline from Wicked Together. For the finishing touch, I sprinkled a few colorful sequins from Witches Brew.  I love these sequins!

For the card, I used (#staycrafty) from  Crafty Mail and paired it with the elegant feline riding a broom from the  Wicked Together stamp set.  I gently curved the sentiment on the MISTI before stamping to follow the circle layer.  For a fun twist on the sentiment, I paired it with this rather crafty looking kitty.   She actually rides a broom but I masked it off, then added some fabulous Witches Brew sequins!

Here's another look at this sweet gift set!

Today's Feature:

Wicked Together                                 Crafty Mail

 Picket Fence Studios now offers free shipping on all US orders, how cool is that???
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

See Right Through Me

The Cool Ghoul stamp and die set by The Project Bin cracks me up every time I use it.  I came up with the idea to die cut the ghost shape from a black base and then stamp the inside of the ghost on the base of the card and use the "see right through me" sentiment that is included in the set.  Once the card was finished I realized I had missed the opportunity to make the most of the pun so I created a second card.  This time I added a piece of patterned paper to the base.  Stamped a ghost on the vellum and adhered the vellum to the inside of the black layer.   Scroll to the bottom of the post to see the first version.  :)

Fun fact: it's super easy to stamp the ghost on vellum and adhere the vellum ghost precisely in the middle of the opening.

Cute but not as punny as seeing through a ghost made of vellum!  :)

I have quite a stack of Halloween cards from past year since I don't mail out many.  This year as I run errands on the last week of October I am going to hand out all my Halloween cards with a yummy candy treat!

Here is a look at the super cute Cool Ghoul stamp set!

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Merry Kitty

This week Brenda is our hostess for the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoaststampers and she has chosen a fun inspiration site for us.  I was actually trying to create a card for my Father-in-law's birthday but it just refused to come together for me so at the very last minute, and I mean LATE last minute or maybe I should say EARLY in the morning last minute inspiration struck!  It's funny how I can struggle for hours in the creation process and all of a sudden I change images and boom, the card comes together in no time! 

For the wreath, I used the retired Spring Wreath Die-Namics from MFT, then die-cut the bow from cherry cardstock and added highlights with Copic marker. The little berries were made with a small hole punch and covered with glossy accents.  Nuvo drops would be perfect here but when a girl doesn't have cherry red Nuvo drops she finds another way!   The kitty is one of the adorable felines in the Meow Mix stamp set by MFT.  I die cut her with ease using the Meow Mix Die-namics.  I love how easily the dies fit around the images!  I hate fussing with dies that end up cutting giving an uneven finish. I die cut just the Merry from the Merry Christmas Die-Namics.  I love the font and the price point makes it a must-have!

Thanks so much for stopping by, you are awesome!

Friday, September 21, 2018

Santa's Mischief and a Winner!

I hope you have enjoyed this past week with projects from the Picket Fence Studios Holiday Release!  I had a blast creating with the new sets.  Many of the sentiments make me giggle such as this sentiment from Santa's Mischief

 I am quite fond of all the Santa images in this set so I stamped another one on the inside!

Why not pull out all the stops and add another giggle? I stamped this sentiment from Crafty Mail on the back of the envelope, which is sure to bring an unexpected chuckle to the recipient, then I finished it off with one of the mischievous penguins from Santa's Mischief.

And now what you have been waiting for......
We have a winner!

Sweet card, again in pink and love the decorated envelope...
Thanks so very much to all who stopped by this week!  

Crafty Mail                          Santa's Mischief

Merry Everything & a Winner!

Hello!  today I am featuring one of the Picket Fence Studios new releases  Have a Wonderful Wintery Day . I think this friend trio is darli...