Friday, May 14, 2021

Outdoor Adventuring

Today on the Free 4 All Challenge at SCS, Jeanne is asking for outdoor adventure cards! My husband and I love outdoor adventures.  We have two places just 45 minutes away (in different directions) that we just love to camp at. Every camping trip feels like a grand adventure! We took our kids on so many outdoor adventures when they were young.  It's almost a little bit hard now to go back to those same places and "remember when" so we are really glad to have one State Park that they have never been to!  Now it's back to just my husband and me and we are making new adventures!   
For my card, I heat embossed the Stars Background, then inked the sky.  Next, I used the really cool new Cloud Border Dies to make one long cloud.  I stamped and colored the Chairs in bright red and lastly, I added Adventure Awaits to the clouds.  


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  If you haven't checked out the IO May Favorite Post with a chance to win a prize there is still plenty of time. You can click HERE for that post!
     

   
 

   







 

Picket Fence Studios May Release - You Inspire Me

Welcome to the May Picket Fence Studios Release!  This is such a fun spring release and I can't wait to share it with you!

First, I just fell in love with the dreamy, Dream With Me Cover Plate.  I die-cut a layer from a background in my stash featuring ink smooshing with Distress Oxides.  For the silhouette, I simply die-cut the girl on the swing in black and adhered it to the original die-cut.  I created an evening sky with the 52 Layers of Clouds Stencil and then die-cut both the base and the Cover Plate with the Slimline DCS Scallop Frames.  I then sprinkled a few Jewel of the Nile Sequins in the sky.  Lastly, I used a sentiment from the Tropical Hibiscus Bouquet set.


For my next card, I am excited to share the beauty of the new Ombre Sky Blues Paper Glaze trio!  The blues are just lovely together.  I used the Slimline Rainbow Stencil and spread the lightest glaze to the darkest onto the stencil.  After it was dry I die cut the layer with the Slim Line Nested Rectangle Die and the Palm Tree Slim Line DCS Insert.  I cut the insert out a second time from black paper to create a silhouette.  Lastly, I added hello three times using the word die that is included in the Slimline DCS Scallop Frames.


For my last card, I am sharing one of the new butterfly stencils in an A2 format.  There are 5 new butterfly stencils out this month so check the selection in the New Release Category of the store!  For this card, I used the Wander Butterfly Stencil.  With LC Blending brushes I blended ink over the top of the previously made background.  The sentiment is from the Tropical Hibiscus Bouquet set.  Lastly, I added Sands of Time Gems to the body of the butterfly. This will be going to my sister who inspires me!  In her 50's with very little prior education, she went to college and is now a teacher! She will be teaching 1st grade in the fall!  Her favorite color is green and she totally inspires me!  


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look today! There is a lot more I didn't get to share with you today so stop by the PFS Store for a look at all the new products HERE!
 

             52 Layers of Clouds Stencil         
         Slim Line Die Cutting System - Scallop Frames          Slim Line Rainbow Stencil
             Slim Line Nested Rectangles Dies                               
     Life Changing Blender Brushes: 4-Pack Broad Application                      

Original MISTI Version 2.0        The Stamp Scrubber      Mixed Media Spatulas
Sequin Storage Display Case

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

May IO Favorite - Adventure Coffee!

Welcome to the Impression Obsession May 2021 Release Team Favorites Hop!

Today at Impression Obsession, we are sharing our favorite projects from this month’s release!
If you came from the fabulous Vicki Garret's blog you are in the correct place. If not head over to the Impression Obsession blog for the start of the hop. (see below for all of hop details and prize info)

This card is fairly simple but there is just so much that is my favorite about it!  I really love how the navy and kraft look together for one thing.  But what I really got a kick out of, was that the new Texture Stamp looks like Blue Speckled Camping Dishes when stamped in blue on the mugs from Thermos and Mugs Die Set!  My next favorite thing is the Tag With Reinforcement, I really love how the reinforcement has an open space at the top to easily run twine or thin ribbon through for an easy bow!   I also used the Crazy Stitched Frame.  This is one of my favorite ways to add a background.  I have used this die over and over since its release some time ago.  Lastly, I added Adventure Coffee, I mean, it's a coffee sentiment so you know, it's a favorite!  :)  


 THREE Impression Obsession Grab Bags will be given away - so the more you comment through our Favorites Hop the more chances to win! Comments will be open until Monday, May 17th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 18th on the Impression Obsession Blog.

Next on the hop is the fabulous Anna Wight!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you good luck on winning a grab bag!

   
 



Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Impression Obsession May Release - Under the Stars & Giveaway

Welcome back to the Impression Obsession May 2021 Release Celebration!

If you came from the fabulous Vicki Garret's blog you are in the correct place. If not head over to the Impression Obsession blog for the start of the hop.

With my cards today, we are headed under the stars!  I heat embossed both the Stars background and the Moon (this is a fun set featuring 2 phases of the moon) for the first card.  I used ink smooshing for the sky and Copic coloring on the Hammock Time image.  I think this is such a fun image because my husband doesn't take a tent when he backpacks, he uses a specialty backpacking hammock.  :) Lastly, I used the Congrats sentiment.  

For my next card, I made a similar background to the one above.  I used the Stars Background then angled the layer.  Next, I die cut the adorable Thermos and Mugs and added Coffee Under the Stars.  

What is a camping trip without yummy smores?  Well, honestly, I don't eat smores but they sure are fun to create for a card!  Funny story, we went camping with friends once and during campfire time our daughter threw marshmallows into the fire.  The friend looked at her and in a gruff voice said, "we don't throw marshmallows in the fire!".  Our poor little girl's face fell but then my husband stepped in and said, "actually we do!"  Since we only end up eating like maybe one marshmallow, we found that it was more fun to throw them in the fire one at a time! So when you toss a marshmallow into a fire they sort of increase in size and twist around making different shapes.  It's very entertaining and when you toss them in one at a time the entertainment can last all night!  haha!

Road Texture (as a background behind the trees)
 



 Each day (May 3rd& 4th) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog. We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates for the event - so the more you comment through our Release Celebration the more chances to win!
All comments for each of the event days will be open until Monday, May 10th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 11th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
The new stamps are available now! You can find them all HERE

Next on the hop is the fabulous Anna Wight.

Thanks so much for stopping by and good luck on winning a Gift Certificate!

     
         
      




    
   




Monday, May 3, 2021

May Impression Obsession Release Day 1 - Adventure & Giveaway

Welcome to the Impression Obsession May 2021 Release Celebration!

If you came from the fabulous Vicki Garret's blog you are in the correct place. If not head over to the Impression Obsession blog for the start of the hop.

I thought it would be fun to start off our adventure today with the camper die and also the camper stamp.  

The only stamp I used on the first card is the,
The Dies are:


Next up I used the fun Trailer and No More Mondays stamps!  I look forward to the time when we can go camping and not have to worry about a Monday workday!  I also used the fabulous new Clouds die set.  This is such a fun set with several ways to create clouds!




Each day (May 3rd& 4th) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog. We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates for the event - so the more you comment through our Release Celebration the more chances to win!
All comments for each of the event days will be open until Monday, May 10th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 11th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
The new stamps are available now! You can find them all HERE

Next on the hop is the fabulous Anna Wight.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you tomorrow!  


     

  
     


 

Outdoor Adventuring

Today on the Free 4 All Challenge at SCS , Jeanne is asking for outdoor adventure cards! My husband and I love outdoor adventures.  We have ...