Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Picket Fence Birthday Winner!


So this card comes with an amusing story!  I love looking at my stamps and dies and coming up with different ways to use them so when I looked at the Flower Negative Die, I wondered what it would look like if I die cut them twice making a partial circle. A few days later Jen posted a gorgeous card using the die in the same way!!  Turns out on the same afternoon in different states we came up with the same idea!  For my card, I used cardstock but Jen created a gorgeous background with alcohol ink.  If you haven't seen it you need to check it out!  

I recently watched a video on heat embossing so I decided to give white embossing on black one more try before giving up on the idea for good. I heat embossed one of the sentiments from Best Mom I Know and I had success!



    

As promised I have a winner for the $100.00 Gift Voucher.

Wendy Lambert you are my winner!
Please contact me with your email address before May 30th.


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Monday, May 20, 2019

Impression Obsession Die Cut Obsession - Umm...hi!

 Today is Die Cut Obsession day at Impression Obsession!  The team has new Impression Obsession die projects to share. So hop on over to the Impression Obsession Blog for links to all the participant's posts.

My card came together by pulling out previously created elements. I die cut the background from a previously created piece with Dioxide inks. The Llama had been created for another card a few weeks ago but set aside and the flowers had also been die cut from white cardstock and placed in a bag for a future project.

While putting the parts of this card together I chatted with my sister via text. When I got stuck I snapped pics of what I was doing and she gave me some feedback. Fun times!




Today's Featured Dies:


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I am entering this in the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Stitches - I used the Stitched background die cut.  
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, May 17, 2019

Smile Often

Live Happy!  This not so little stamp set overflows with great advice on how to Live Happy!  The bold letters and large size make it a great focal point. This set has so many possibilities, like wall decor or a mixed media project.
I stamped the sentiment then I added Poppies at the top and side of the card.  Next, I brushed ink on the poppies with my Life Changing Blender Brushes (also sold in a 4-pack)  Lastly, I added small gemstones to the flower centers and sprinkled tiny gems near the flowers.


With this card, I am also playing along with the Inspiration Challenge at SCS.  Stacy is our hostess and she has chosen an interesting site for us.  I found this gorgeous poppy photo.

I hope you have been enjoying all the wonderful guest designers at Picket Fence Studios this month!  I have loved seeing all the beautiful projects they have created!  Picket Fence Studios has been so generous with their party favors (100.00 gift vouchers)!  All of the DT have gift vouchers to give away this week as well.  For a chance to win the fabulous birthday prize please visit my special Release Day Post.  I also have a discount code to offer, simply use PFS20 (case sensitive) at check out through THIS link.
Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the weekend!

 

         

  

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Picket Fence Studios Birthday Celebration with a Giveaway!

Happy Birthday, Picket Fence Studios! 
 It's a joy to create with Picket Fence Studios products so it's with great delight that I get to take part in the birthday celebration!  I hope you enjoy the projects I created today and at the end of the post get all the details on the birthday bash!

First up is the adorable Peach & Piper.  I used the Sunburst stencil and brushed on ink with LCBrushes (also sold as a 4-pack) then moved the stencil so that I could add another row of sunrays.  I really had fun with new grass stencil!  I moved the stencil up three times for added depth and then popped up the bunnies which I die cut with the coordinating Peach & Piper Die.


 
    
 
    

 Next up, I created a soft tropical background with the new Pineapple Stencil for the Live Happy sentiment focal point.  To finish off the card I popped up the sweet pineapple pitcher from Something Sweet and the Coordinating Die.


     

    
 
  

 I had so much fun with Peach and Piper, I just had to create another card!  I created a background with the Dots Negative Die, then added the sentiment from Small ways to say Thank You.   Small Ways to Say Thank You is a fabulous set with 47 sentiments!  Next, I stamped and colored the darling Peach and Piper and die cut it with the Coordinating Die. I simply love the dies for quick and easy card making!



    

    

What's a birthday without party gifts, right?  Picket Fence Studios is generously offering a $100.00 Gift Voucher to one lucky commenter on MY blog post!  Wow! That could be you!  All you need to do is leave a comment and tell me what is your favorite type of project to create.  Comments open until Monday the 20th.  Winner announced on Tuesday the 22nd.  

Picket Fence Studios is also offering a 20% discount, simply click HERE and use coupon code PFS20 at checkout!

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Old is New - Hats Off

Today the Impression Obsession design team is featuring classic stamps in new designs! With High School graduation just a few weeks away I have the need for quite a few cards.  I chose this darling Grad Marching because I simply love the spirit etched in the lines of this stamp.  She isn't simply walking across a stage she is strutting!  She did it!!  Woohoo!  I think Hats Off has a fun ring to it so I chose THIS sentiment instead of the more often used "congrats".  




The Impression Obsession team has set aside a couple days a month to share new projects using beautiful classic stamps. You can see the list of today’s participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6 am CT.



           

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you have a fabulous week!

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

Pink Peony

It's my turn to hostess the Inspiration Challenge at SCS and I chose a huge site to inspire us this week. After I decided on the site I went to my workspace to get started.  My eyes fell on the Botan Peony outline which I had stamped in Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink for a project the previous week but didn't use.  So I went back to the computer and searched "pink petals".  Gorgeous canvases popped up and THIS is the one I stopped on.  

With the photo in mind, I masked the Peony and added Mustard Seed Distress Ink to the background then masked the background and brushed Worn Lipstick Dox on the Peony.   I can't say enough about easy it is to glide on color with the Life Changing Brushes! (they can also be purchased in a 4 pack!)  To finish off the card I stamped the sentiment from the Hello Beautiful set.    





      

     





Thursday, May 9, 2019

Impression Obsession Challenge - Blue & Yellow

The new Impression Obsession Challenge is up and we are creating with Yellow and Blue!  
My card features new floral letters and pretty frames by Lindsay Ostrom. The frames and letters are so much fun to mix and match or use on their own.  


Featured:


You can enter to win a gift certificate from IO by linking up your Blue and Yellow card.  The winning project will be chosen at random and will be showcased on the IO blog!  Stop by the Impression Obsession blog for all the details and check out all of the DT samples!

I can't wait to see what you create!!

    

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Monday, May 6, 2019

Die Cut Obsession - Stitched Birthday

Happy Monday everyone!  Today is Die Cut Obsession day at Impression Obsession!  The team has fabulous new Impression Obsession die projects to share so hop on over to the Impression Obsession Blog for links to all the participant's posts.

The Stitched Flowers Bouquet is so much fun to mix, match and layer for endless designs.  I just love the little bulbs, so cute!  The Crazy Stitched Set adds a lovely background for creating striking designs.  
I added the Birthday Greeting sentiment which I simply had to have the moment I saw it!  Sending out late birthday cards is my superpower.  I think of your special day long after it's over.  You're welcome! 


With this card, I am also celebrating this week's SCS Featured Stamper: Patsy Waggoner!  

AAA Birthday Card challenge is BRAND new and it's Anything Goes.


Today's Featured Die Cuts and Sentiment:





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Picket Fence Birthday Winner!

So this card comes with an amusing story!  I love looking at my stamps and dies and coming up with different ways to use them so when I ...