Thursday, February 14, 2019

Picket Fence Studios February Release

So excited about all the goodness from Picket Fence Studios this release! So much goodness, it was hard to choose what to share today. Just be sure to check out the team's blogs for all the awesomeness. 

I will kick things off with two gorgeous sets, Shop Hard and Let's Shake Our Tail Feathers. I started with stamping the girl with Intense Black ink and then colored her up with Copics. I used the coordinating Shop Hard dies to cut her out. 


I decided to let the shopper girl pop and kept the rest of the card monochromatic in a black & white color combo. I added a strip of striped paper at a bit of an angle for some added interest and used the gorgeous peacock stamp from Let's Shake Our Tail Feathers as a custom pattern paper strip. 


This next set just makes me smile. Who wouldn't love a selfie taking cat??!! The stamp set is called I Love Your Face and I colored kitty up with copics and cut him out with the coordinating I Love Your Face dies.


 I added a custom  background of kraft card stock and Random Dots Stencil. Of course I used the Life Changing Blending Brushes to apply the ink. 


The sentiment is awesome. I know a few friends I need to send this too. 


One last one for today, because, well....it's a darling Koala bear. The set is called I Wish We Could Hug. It's been birthday month here in our house so I created a festive shaker card with this image. 


I stamped the sentiment to the inside of the shaker with Intense Black ink and then added the finished birthday bear to the top of the card. 


That's it from me for today. I hope you love this release as much as I do. I have lots more ideas running around in my head with this release and I can't wait to share with you. Now come follow me to the teams' blogs. You can shop the New Release Here


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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Color Throwdown 530/ Lil' Inker Designs Birthday Pup



Hi everyone... Wanda is here as our hostess this week's Color Throwdown Challenge and she chose the  following colors: dark pink, gray and black, along with any neutrals that you wish to add.  It's a perfect palette for that last minute Valentine you might need, but there are many other themes that would work as well. 

If you upload to a public gallery, please use the key words CTD530, and please use #ctd530 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.





It's been the year of dog birthday cards. My family loves dogs and so it is an easy go-to to grab and color up. This pup is from Lil' Inker Designs set, Angel Pets. I love stretching my supplies and I love that Laura designed this set with the wings as separate images so I can use them or not. Today for the birthday card, I didn't want to use them. I did use the coordinating  Angel Wings Dies to cut out my birthday pup.



I also used the Radiating Heart Die BUT covered up the heart with a Stitched Mats-Circle, again....stretching my supplies. I added the birthday greeting from I'll Be Brief. The balloons stripes were from the Boo Balloons stamp set and then cut from the Balloon Die set. 



Now here is some great inspiration from the talented design team.  We can't wait to see what you create!

Leigh O'Brien - leighobrien24 - February Guest Designer



 Now let's see what you can do with these colors!
Thanks for stopping by.


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Monday, February 11, 2019

Reverse Confetti/ Hello Tag You're It #80

Yay! I love when a good challenge comes back! I was so happy to see the Tag You're It Challenge up and running again. I colored up this cutie pie bear from Reverse Confetti's Heart Pals last week and made this sweet little tag for it. 

The Grid Stitched Tag (links below  in Linkdeli list)  is my favorite. I cut it in Sand card stock this time and stamped the sentiment along the bottom from Heart Pals in Midnight ink. I added the "hello" from Hello Lovely Confetti Cuts. 


Here is a close up of the colored up cutie. I used some of the pretty paper from the From Cupid paper pad. 


Go check out the new challenge. I'll be playing along. 


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Friday, February 8, 2019

Reverse Confetti/ February Creative Hop

 Hello, Hello! It's the 8th and that means the Reverse Confetti Crew is getting creative. We are so excited to share our February Creative Hop projects along with some of our favorites from the past year. So grab a cup of your favorite beverage and join us. 

I am still full on Valentines mode. There are just too many cutie pie stamps to play with and I can't 
get enough of these from RC. I hope you are not tired of Big Bear yet, because I am not. Today he is joined by a couple friends from Heart Pals. 


I used the copics to color them all up, and then the coordinating Confetti Cut dies (All Links can be found below). I used the From Cupid paper to piece up their sweet little hearts. I also paper pieced Bear's scarf. Makes me smile. I tucked in some hearts from Heart Pals and some clear sequins. 


I wanted a bold sentiment and the new Hello Lovely Confetti Cuts was just what this card needed. I out out the words along the bottom of a 4x5.25 Premium Polar White card stock panel. I made sure to save the positive pieces from the die cut to use on another panel and added back in the centers to the E's, O's. I popped up that whole panel onto a Stormy top-folding card base. 


I can't wait to see what the rest of the crew has created for today. 
Come join me. 













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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Color Throwdown 529/ Reverse Confetti I Care


Good Morning! Vickie is our hostess for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge #529! She has some bright colors for this "middle of the winter" challenge!! Hope they aren't too much of a challenge!! I loved working with them. It was a nice change of pace for me. 

 For this week's challenge we are playing with yellow, orange, and red. I hope they inspire you. We are using generic colors, so as long as you use the color values shown, you are all set! As always, please feel free to incorporate any neutrals that you need in your design as well!

If you upload to a public gallery, please use the keyword CTD529, and please use #ctd529 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, not a generic link to your blog. All of the "rules" are in the right sidebar, please check them out if you are in doubt! One last detail to remember, no digital designs - only digital images that are printed off and colored will be allowed. Totally digital designs will be removed from the link up.


I am playing along as much as I can with The Daily Maker 30 Day coloring challenge and this Cotton & Thistles (Links Below in link  list) bouquet was the first image I colored up. I am trying to use my colored pencils more and I love the look of them on kraft. I use the Polychromos pencils and stamped the image with Midnight ink onto Sand card stock.

I also used the Sand card stock for my card base and ran it through my die cut machine with the  Diagonal Stitches Cover plate. I added a strip of red & white polka dot paper from the Cue the Cupid paper pad and stamped the sentiment from Cotton & Thistles in Midnight ink. I just hand snipped the little flag end and tied on some twine to finish it off. 
Please Welcome
 our Febuary Guest
Leigh O'Brien - leighobrien24 





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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Color Throwdown 528/ Herd It's Your Birthday


Hello there! It's Lynn is our hostess for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge #528!  She found this cookie jar image online and loved the colors it was painted with it’s shades of yellows, browns and aqua and I thought they would be fun cheerful colors to create with.

 I hope you'll like creating with the colors AquaSaffronBrown and Yellow for this week's challenge and I hope they inspire you to create something special. We are using generic colors, so as long as you use the color values shown, you are all set! As always, please feel free to incorporate any neutrals that you need in your design as well!

If you upload to a public gallery, please use the keyword CTD528, and please use #ctd528 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, not a generic link to your blog. All of the "rules" are in the right sidebar, please check them out if you are in doubt! One last detail to remember, no digital designs - only digital images that are printed off and colored will be allowed. Totally digital designs will be removed from the link up.

I started with one of my all time favorite techniques today. I Love ink smooshing on a die cut background. Lil' Inker Designs has some of the best! Today I used the Quilted Stitched All Hearts. You can see all the cover plates HERE! I used Broken China Distress ink at the top and tea dye ink along the bottom to create the feel of the sky and some ground. 


I then colored up some of the farm cuties from Farm Love in the Challenge Colors.  It's is a great all-occasion stamp set. And check out the lamb.....his arms have cut marks so he can hold all the things! I told you yesterday how much that makes me giddy! So get the Farm Love Dies, too. 


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!


 I'd also like to welcome our January Guest Designer,
Vicki Finger

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Reverse Confetti/ Warm Hugs

 I just can't get enough of this bear. Big Bear just melts my heart and I love that the coordinating die Big Bear Confetti Cuts, already has the cut marks for his hands. I made this card just because I wanted to have him hold another element from the set.

I also wanted to send you all some warm hugs. It's Freeeezing here in Ohio and only going to get colder. Like REALLY FREEZING.....temps dipping way below zero with wind chill. I know there are many other parts of the country that are even colder. 



I went to my go-to card layout. Some pattern paper, a cool tag, and a colored image with a sentiment. I used the From Cupid papers and my favorite Grid Stitch Tag Confetti Cuts



The sentiment was stamped on Flamingo card stock that I cut with the Clear Treat Box Confetti Cuts. I tied the finished tag on with some red twine. 

 Stay warm friends!


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