Sunday, January 31, 2021

A Winter Wonderland for The Fan Club Christmas Challenge

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Hello!  Wow, we have made it through January already!  That means it's time for a new Fan Club Christmas Challenge!  All the Challenge Details can be found HERE

To make my card, I used the PFS Slimline Die Cutting System.  I positioned the tree die three times for the top layer.  The bottom layer was created with Cornflower Blue Paper Glaze and a paper towel.  Next, I die cut Winter Snowflakes from glitter paper.  Lastly, I stamped Merry Wishes from Believe in Magic.  

I hope you have a fabulous week.  Remember, it's never too soon to work on your winter cards!  






Happy Birthday sung by Alice

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Hello!  One of my favorite challenges at Splitcoaststampers is the Featured Stamper.  Each week the challenge focuses and celebrates one person at Splitcoaststampers.  It's so much fun to connect with other stampers and celebrate them.  A note about Splitcoaststampers in case you don't know about it.  It's a free online site open to everyone!  It's a fabulous place to learn new techniques and make friends!  I love the personal gallery where I can feature every card I create.  If you have never stopped by Splitcoaststampers or if it's been a long time since you stopped by, I hope you will give it a try!

  With this card, I am celebrating Gayle, our newest Featured Stamper!  She has a beautiful card in her gallery featuring a SU! girl in red.  For my card, I colored Alice Girl, the newest girl at Picket Fence Studios, and the coordinating die. (I love coordinating dies for quick and easy scene-building!)  I lightly stamped the microphone in gray and added a sentiment from Do Good Recklessly.  Lastly, I sprinkled Spiked Cider Sequins Mix.  

 Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you will join us at Splitcoaststampers!




Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Northern Lights Watercolor and Old is New

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Hello!  I wonder how you are doing this last week of January?  So far in 2021, I am focusing on what I love, and one of my loves is Watercolor.  For this week's Watercolor Wednesday Challenge we are creating Northern Lights!  This is also for this week's Impression Obsession Old is New.  I painted the winter scene with the help of this week's tutorial and then I added the Heavenly Peace sentiment from IO.  

For the inside, I am adding Christmas Waves and it's among the quotes that are 25% off until the 31st!  

The Impression Obsession team is featuring Older stamps in New designs this week!  Stop by the Impression Obsession Blog to visit the entire team!

Don't miss out on a chance to add Sentiment Quotes to your collection for 25% off.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

IO Theme Day: Hearts

Today is the debut of Impression Obsession's Theme Day.  The DT is creating projects featuring Hearts today! 

I stamped the new Wrapped Ribbon Heart in yummy embossing powder.  I love how it turned out.  For the sentiment, I used one of the new border sentiments, XO Border.  The other two border sentiments are I Love You Border and Hearts and Arrows Border.

Head on over to the Impression Obsession Blog to see what the Design Team has created for our first Theme Day!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope that you are experiencing good health this week and that your heart is happy!



Friday, January 15, 2021

More Picket Fence Studios Release Day Goodness

 Hello crafty friends!  Yesterday was the Picket Fence Studios January Release Day and today I am over at the Picket Fence Studios Blog sharing a couple of new Release cards so I thought I would share them here too!   This release is so huge that you are going to have to check it all out HERE at the store!  But before you go, I have a few samples to share with you!

 First, up Picket Fence Studios has three new Paper Glazes.  They are soft and sweet.  For this card, I used Mint Hydrangea Paper Glaze with the Coloring Book Stencil. I created a Diamond Cut-out top layer with the Slimline Die Cutting System.  I added the Welcome Die and the new Spring Fling Sequins Mix. Lastly, beneath the card are two of the beautiful Slim Line Rainbow Envelopes.

Up Next, I have another slimline to share only this time I have switched the orientation.  For the background, I have stamped the 4x4 Falling hearts and then I added a top layer using circles from the Slim Line Die Cutting System. I made a faux shaker by simply adding a sprinkle of Green Fairy Sequins to each circle.  I die cut the new Always sentiment out three times and stamped LOVE from Wild Peonies.  Wild Peonies only a beautiful floral set but it also has wonderful sentiments too.   Lastly, I have my card resting on the new Slim Line Neutral envelopes!

There is so much more to see!  I haven't even touched on the new Gem Mixes, the 1 oz jars  or half the new stamps and dies so for a look at the entire January Release stop by HERE. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look today!





1 Ounce Jars - 3 Pack         Gem Mixes - Purple Side of a Rainbow

Thursday, January 14, 2021

January Picket Fence Release

 Hello crafty friends! Welcome to the Picket Fence Studios January Release Day!  There are new stencils, sequin mixes, stamps, dies, and a brand new line of gems and slimline envelopes! Oh, my goodness, this release is so huge that you are going to have to check it all out HERE on the website!  But before you go, I hope you will check out a few samples I created for you!    So let's jump to it!

First up, I created a Slimline card with the Slim Line Die Cutting System and the Slim Line Dashes Stencil.  The sentiment and envelope image is from Crafty Lifestyle.  We all know that to craft or not to craft is never the question!  :)  The pens and marker are from a little set called Color Like a Bird Sings.  The staging behind the card is from the NEW Slim Line Rainbow Envelope line and for fun, I added a dash of the new Green Fairy Sequins.  

When the card is flipped around it has a fun surprise!  I added the lovely poem describing why we make cards and a few images from the Oh, So Many Cards set.  The set includes several watermarks to place on the back of the card that will go with your signature!  I staged this card with more Slim Line Rainbow Envelopes

Next up is one of my favorites from the January Release.  My love for clouds goes back to my 7 year-old-self, lying on the grass watching the clouds fly across the sky.  My much older self still loves watching clouds and I love putting them on cards.  Picket Fence Studios is releasing two new stencils for cloud making.  On this card I am featuring the 52 Layers of Clouds Stencil and the Slim Line Rising Sun Stencil.  The Slim Line Short Grass Die is fabulous and extends the full length of a slimline card!  I added "thinking of you" from the More Fancy Sentiments set and now you can purchase the Coordinating Die for exquisite sentiment styling!  I couldn't resist adding the bird silhouettes from the Sleeping Tree Set. Lastly, in the background of the card, I show two of the beautiful envelopes from the Slim Line Rainbow Envelopes.  

I have so much to share so I hope you will join me tomorrow either on the PFS Blog or here for a look at more NEW Release samples!  For a look at ALL of the new items right now click  HERE. 
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look today!
Slim Line Dashes Stencil                   
More Fancy Sentiments                    

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