Sunday, October 14, 2018

Picket Fence Studios October Release

I've got new stamps to share! Woohoo! It is RELEASE DAY with Picket Fence Studios and I'm so excited to share the fun mix of goodies for you. It's a bit of an eclectic mix, but I loved stamping with the images. There really is something for everyone.

Let's kick it off with the first set I squealed over. It's called My Man, My Friend. I'm a lone woman in my house, surrounded my my husband and our three teenage boys so a new guy set is right up my ally. I adore the silhouette images of the men. I used one for a graphic birthday card. 

I added some Reverse Confetti dies in the background in Stormy card stock and added some pattern paper to add some interest. I stamped the sentiment from My Man, My Friend in Mist ink onto a strip of Mist card stock. I tucked in some sequins in masculine colors for a pop of wow! 


Let's change gears to Christmas. I made a tag for a holiday package with the adorable A Gnome Winter stamp set. I colored up the gnome with Copics and added some text to the background of the tag. I finished off the tag with an additional sentiment stamped on Olive card stock. 


Here is a close up of the details. I added some snowflakes and red twine. 


This next stamp set makes me very giddy! I just love the little critters, especially that sweet little birdie. I did some ink blending in the background with the Life Changing Blending Brushes and some Distress Inks. I then added a layer of snow with a Border Builder die from Lil' Inker Designs. 



There is a little puddle stamp and I stamped it in Sno Cone ink and then added some glitter. After coloring up the images, I cut them out and added them to the top of the icy puddle. I added the sentiment along the bottom in Midnight ink. That sentiment....it's my favorite. 


My final card today combines to two of the new sets releasing. On the left side I did some tone on tone stamping with Mist ink and Mist card stock. I stamped the gorgeous Lily Bouquet image. 


I added a few strips of pattern paper and then on the right side, I stamped one of the tall sentiments from Weathering the Storm Together. It's a small but mighty set. 


Thanks so much for hanging with me today.
Be sure to check out the rest of the team to see what they created with the new release. 
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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Color Throwdown 514

Hello, Color Throwdown friends!  Amy is our  hostess for the week and she picked a beautiful Autumn inspired colors for you to play with - orange, brown, rust and yellow. You can also add in any neutrals as you wish.

If you upload to a public gallery, please use the key words CTD514, and please use #ctd514 and #colorthrowdown on social media sites.  Also, when linking up your card using the linky tool at the bottom of the post, please link to your specific post, and not a generic link to your blog--all of the "rules" are in the right sidebar, so check them out to be sure.  It’s also important to use no digital designsonly digital images that are printed off and colored will be allowed.  Totally digital designs will be removed from the link up.



This sweet little pup was just begging me to ink him up, so I did. The whole set is from Picket Fence Studios and it's called Friendly Mutts. It is such a sad reason to send a card, but I love that I have stamps to help create a card that might put a smile on the other end of it. There are happy sentiments included to, I'll have to use the other favorite greeting next time. 

I used the Scallop Square Confetti Cut from Reverse Confetti  in Rust to create the pretty frame and in the background I stenciled in some chevrons  from the Pointed Out Stencil in yellow and orange ink with the Life Changing Blender Brushes. Rounding out the colors for the challenge, I inked the sentiment in Dark Roast ink. Here's a closer look. 



Check out the beautiful creations from the team this week! They are sure to inspire you, they always inspire me!! Have fun creating, we cannot wait to see what you come up with using these colors!

Are you ready for some color inspiration from the team? Check out their beauties below and enjoy.

Help us welcome Birgit Edblom for the month of October!


 Now let's see what you can do with these colors!


Hugs, Lisa


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Reverse Confetti/ Happy Fall-days/ Final Day

It's Day 3 of our Happy Fall-idays Blog hop with Reverse Confetti. We have had a great couple of days and if you missed the first two, be sure to check it out. There are lots of great projects that the Crew has shared. 


Today is the last day to order with the LOVEFALL discount code. 

We are shifting gears to Christmas for today's inspiration. I still wanted to  use the stitched square die from the Bag & Tag Creator Confetti Cut, so I used it today for a shaker card. I started the card with the awesome Triangles Cover Plate. I cut it from Premium Polar White, I love the crispness of this card stock. It's so good. I then cut a window from some Mist card stock with the Bag & Tag Creator Confetti cut


I stamped a trio of Triangle Trees in Mist, Baby Blue, and Navy inks. I used the Triangle Tree Confetti Cut to cut each of them out and added them to the bottom of the window. I then finished off the card front with the sentiment in Navy ink along the bottom. 


Here is a close up of the Triangle Trees and the sequin shaker details. I love the blue trees, they make me smile. 


Here is the list of crew members hopping today. 


Thanks for joining us and stopping by my blog today. 

Here is one last look at the products I used on today's card. 








Have a fabulous day! 



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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Reverse Confetti/ Happy Fall-idays!/ Day Two

Welcome to our Fall-idays Event with the Reverse Confetti crew. Every year we like to take few days to share some creative ideas for the upcoming holidays. The fun started yesterday with the Halloween/Fall theme so be sure to check it out if you missed it. Today we are showing you some Thanksgiving Ideas.
Jen's got all the details over on the RC Blog
She also included a super sweet shopping deal just for the occassion! 

I love a good sale! 


My family is really laid back and easy going, the holidays aren't fancy or stuffy....well, maybe stuffy, like your pants cuz we EAT a lot. lol  I guess I'm trying to say we aren't formal when it comes to holiday dinners. I did however think it would be fun to include a sweet little gifty at each place at the table and mark each seat with a name plate. There is always lots to do to get ready, so I kept this super simple. 



I used the new Bag & Tag Creator Confetti Cuts. I cut two, in Rust card stock and then add the custom leaf designs using Fall Foliage (yes, one of my FAVORITE RC sets, right now. I just can't stop using it). I used Rust, Wine, and Dark Roast inks for my leaves.  Once I was done stamping, I scored the bottoms at about 1.25 inches and adhered them together. I then trimmed off the pinking edge of the front panel and scored the back one just below the decorative edge so I could fold it over the top to create the bagged look for my Trial Mix treat.  I added a strip of designer paper from the Abundant Autumn 6x6 paper pad along the top of the front flap. The trial mix I just added to a cello baggie and slid it into the treat tent I created. Love it! 


To finish it off I used some Sand card stock and cut one of the rounded tags from the Bag & Tag Creator Confetti cuts. I stamped a sentiment from Fall Foliage in Midnight ink and then stamped a few more leaf images onto Cloud White card stock in Wine and Rust inks, I used the Fall Foliage Confetti Cuts to cut them out. I punched a hole in the top of the finished bag and tied on the tag with some ribbon and twine. 

I stamped and cut out a bunch of leaf images and was trying to think of more ways to use them. I wanted to use the awesome stitched square piece from the Bag & Tag Creator Confetti Cut set, and then it hit me! I'll use the negative piece for a name plate. It's the perfect size, if you score it in half. Simple hand write the names and add a few leaf images and tie on some twine. 


TIP: to speed the process and even use less card stock, you can use the square die to cut out a window on your treat tent and use THAT negative piece to create your name card. I just wanted a contrasting color to match the round tag, so I went with Sand. It's completely customizable to YOUR hearts desire. Have fun with it!

Ok. That's it for me today. I'll be back tomorrow with our Christmas Theme. 
For now, follow me to the rest of the Design Team that is hopping along today. 








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Thanks for stopping by! 
here's another quick look at the products I used today. 
















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Saturday, October 6, 2018

World Card Making Day/Lil' Inker Designs

Happy World Card Making Day! I am happy to be here with Lil' Inker Designs. I've got a card today showing off a brand new product! Laura released it just for the special day, it's called Diagonal Plaid Cover Up die and it's awesome. Also to celebrate the day.......Guess what???
 ALL  Cover Up and Quilted Stitched dies, including this new one, are on sale 10/6-10/7 at 10% off. 
No code needed. Just add to cart to save.

Here's a quick link for EASY shopping. 

Here's my card. I cut two of the Diagonal Plaid Cover Up plate, once in Premium Polar White and a second time in Stone card stock. I flipped the White layer so the lines are offset and give a realistic plaid feel. 

I colored up some of the gorgeous, just released Fall Foliage stamps with my Copic markers  and cut them out with the matching Fall Folliage dies. I added a diagonal strip of olive polka dotted paper to the bottom of my card front and added one of all time favorite word dies from LID, Hello word die


Come celebrate with us! All the details are on the Lil' Inker Designs Blog


Enjoy the day! I hope you get in some crafty time! 
Thanks for stopping by today. 

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