Picket Fence Studios First Birthday Party

Welcome everyone! Today is super exciting because I’m guesting with Picket Fence Studios to celebrate their First Birthday! Congrats to Picket Fence Studios. Not only do they have fun images and crazy awesome sentiments but they have taken my ink blending to a whole new level with their Life Changing Blender Brushes.


They have generously sponsored a $100 gift certificate to one lucky person. Wow!!! All you need to do is leave a comment here on this post by Friday, May 24, 2019 by midnight central time. I will pick one lucky winner and announce on my blog Saturday, May 25. I highly suggest signing up for my blog updates to be emailed to you so you can follow along and not miss it if you are the winner! You can sign up for updates by scrolling to the bottom of my blog and there will be a button you can click to sign up. You will have 3 days to claim your prize or I will pick a new winner.

ALSO, they are providing a discount code for your shopping on the Picket Fence Studios website. Be sure to enter the code PFS20 at checkout to receive 20% off your order. Discount code good for 30 days.

Now how about some inspiration? I’m kicking it off with this little sweetheart from the So Proud of You stamp set. I stamped the image in copic friendly ink and colored with copics markers. My color combination is E04, E11, E21, E01 for the skin, YG67,YG17, YG03, YG21 for the green and V17, V15, and V12 for the purples.

For my background, I ink smooshed Shaded Lilac and Milled Lavender Distress Oxide Inks onto Canson Watercolor card stock. I trimmed this panel down to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and added to a white card panel with foam tape. I attached my panel to a card base made from Lovely Lavender which tied in nicely with my purples.

Alrighty, my next card may be my favorite and I owe it all to my husband and my early 20’s. Keep reading – I’ll tell ya about it in a sec.

I started my card by masking off the bottom portion of my Bristol Smooth card stock with post it tape. Then I ink blended Faded Jeans, Hickory Smoke and Black Soot Distress Oxide ink with the amazing Life Changing Blender Brushes. I flicked with water and once dry, I removed the post it tape.

I lined up these fun silhouettes from the My Man My Friend set across the ink blended area using my Misti and stamped with Versafine Black ink. Picket Fence Studios is really good for having these fun, snarky sentiments. There are quite a few on this stamp set so be sure to visit the store and check it out. This brother sentiment cracked me up so I stamped it under my blending using Versafine ink.

Now, I showed my hubby my card (which I always do when I finish a card). His first response was, “who’s that? Backstreet Boys?”. OMG. I see it! I totally see it now! I didn’t even think of that when I stamped it but now that he said that, I am totally seeing the Boy Bands in this card and you know what? I love it! Yes, I loved my boy bands.

Did you like the “boy band era” ? Who was your favorite? Let me know in the comments – I’m totally curious. I was a huge Backstreet Boys and NSYNC fan. (secretly I still am. I pull it up on Pandora sometimes when I’m working)

My brothers are quite a bit older then me so they won’t get the whole “boy band era” but come on – totally cool right?!

Anywho, I hope you enjoyed today’s post and maybe have some boy bands songs stuck in your head now.

Be sure to leave a comment to be entered into the amazing GIVEAWAY! Happy First Birthday Picket Fence Studios! Thank you!


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  1. Great cards! I have never seen a male card like that before. The little girl, is super cute and I love her hair. So much cuteness!

  2. Such great cards. Love the masculine card and little girl is adorable!
    Thanks for sharing…

  3. How cute is this set!! I just made a cup for my brother in law that said worlds okayest dad! How fitting to make one for my sibs as well! 😍

    1. I love both of your cards. I really like the “Back street Boys” card. It seems men cards are so difficult. This card reminds me of my husband and his brothers. ❤️

  4. Oh oh ohhhh what a great card with the “boy band” – LOVE it! That stamp set is on my list now 🤗

  5. Such sweet cards. I just love the brother card. The colors are gorgeous and the coloring on the So Proud of You card is gorgeous. She’s so cute.

  6. What a perfect brother card. I love the purple card even though purple is not my favorite color. You put it together wonderfully.

  7. I love your cards!!! Definitely going to make a card like the blue one for my brother. The saying is perfect!!!

  8. Great cards, love the ink blending!! I totally love the boy band card, I was into Backstreet Boys and still occasionally listen to some of my favorite songs too.

  9. That little sweetheart is absolutely adorable!! I think that is a must have. Your brother card is great I love making cards for my brothers since they live in different states than I do it is always nice to keep in touch.

  10. Happy birthday to Picket Fence! So fun to have new company to buy from 🙂

  11. Happy First Birthday Picket Fence Studios! Love this boy band card!

  12. I have been a subscriber to you for quite some time! Love your blog! Happy Birthday Picket Fences and I love the boy band card! Great backgrounds on both!!!

  13. Your cards are fantastic! Love the sentiment on the brother one. Definitely need to get that stamp set.

  14. Both cards are wonderful and so is Picket Fence Studios to offer up a $100 gift certificate!

  15. Love both cards, for very different reasons. Thanks for always showing us such a fantastic variety of cards!

  16. I love silhouettes and these are great.
    Don’t have any brothers (or sisters) but
    I’ll be using these for my sons. The
    little girl is darling. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  17. I was too old by the time boy bands became a thing. My band would be the Beatles!! (maybe the first boy band??) I love this card. The other one is sweet. I love the blender brushes too!!!

  18. Ha ha! I totally see the boy band on your card!! We used to listen to Backstreet Boys and N Sync all the time!! Good memories. Love your cards and I’m secretly thinking that I might need a boy band card to display in my craft room. 😂

  19. Great cards! Love the first one with a pretty color combo and that adorable stamp! Had to laugh in reading your comments for the second card! When I saw the card, my first thought was Little Green Bag from the George Baker Selection! hahaha… that really dates me!
    My favorite ‘boy band’ had to be the Beatles!

  20. Love a good masculine card and I can totally see the boy band. I loved New Kids on the Block in my boy band days.

  21. That is just the greatest “guy” set! Wonderful projects!

  22. Both of those cards are fantastic! The beautiful background on your first card is just stunning, but I really love the second card – what a great stamp set! My favorite boy band from my youth, the Beatles, pretty obvious, but also the Beach Boys! Loved them so, still listen to their music today 🙂

  23. I’ve been so impressed with Picket Fences’ releases. I just received a sampler pack of the Life Changing Brushes and can’t wait to start using them. I love your adorable cards, and I agree, those fun, “snarky” sentiments are wonderful@

  24. Love the cards! Definitely loved the boy bands! Backstreet Boys was my first concert!!

  25. What amazing cards! The blending on the guy card is so fabulous!!! Thank you for sharing your talent; love Picket Fence Studios stamps and what you’ve done with these sets.

  26. What amazing cards!!! Thanks for sharing. Love Picket Fence Studios and their fun, unique, images.

    1. My apologies for the double comment. I didn’t think my original comment posted, so I did a second one.

  27. I love the so proud of you card. She is so adorable. Thank you for sharing the Copic markers you used.
    Happy 1st Birthday to Picket Fences Studios. First Birthdays are extra special. Thank you for including us in your celebration.

  28. Great cards! 👏🏼👏🏼 Personally, I’m team NYSNC 🎶 “it ain’t no lie…. bye bye bye” 🎶. 😆. Thanks for sharing your creations!

  29. Love the shades of purple and pop of green on the first card and the ink blending for the boy band card. I guess I am too old for the boy band era.

  30. I love the boy band card! Your husband is so right, it totally looks like a boy band. I was and still am a huge fan of my youth band crush Take That (British band) and Backstreet Boys. I’m actually going to see them live in about a month 😉

  31. Gorgeous cards! I love the lilac shades & the cute little girl on your first card! The second card has a great male card image! Happy first birthday to Picket Fence! Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win such a generous giveaway!

  32. Gorgeous cards! I love the lilac smooshed background and the cute little girl! Great masculine card also! Happy first birthday to Picket Fence & thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win such a generous giveaway! 🙂

  33. They are gorgeous cards, love the shades of colours you can get with the brushes.

  34. Super fun card. I think I’m too old for boy bands
    👵 I don’t remember them being popular when I was a teen.

  35. Great card! My sister and I had a good laugh over the sentiment. I don’t get the boy band thing either, but once you said it I saw it. tfs

  36. Oh Mindy!! I love your cards!!!!! And I love Picket Fence!

  37. I love your cards! I’ll show my age when I say that the ‘boy bands’ when I was young were the Jackson 5 and the Osmonds!

  38. Love these images and sentiments. It’s always great to have more variety to use for men’s cards. Thank you for sharing!

  39. Fantastic cards! Love this release!

  40. I love your first card, so adorable! Made me smile. I am too old for the boy band era…my boy bands were the Beatles, Beach Boys, Rollling Stones…

  41. Love your use of the Distress Oxide Inks for this masculine card. Don’t have any boy band favorites unless you want to count The Doors from the 60’s! 😉

  42. Backstreet Boys…no question! First time on your site. Love your colors and love the blended card.

  43. Great release by Picket fence.. Beautiful cards and lovely coloring.. Masculine card is ingenious.. Thanks for the inspiration..

  44. Lovin the boy band card. My fave was NSYNC💕

  45. Love the boy band card! My fave… NSYNC 💕

  46. Love it!
    My fav was NKOTB which may be telling my age. I even had bedsheets of the group

  47. Fabulous cards! The congrats card is so adorable! And love the brother sentiment – such a great card for a brother 🙂

  48. I loved the Backstreet Boys!! I might have to find some on Spotify for workout inspiration. 😂

  49. Awesome cards! Especially the masculine card – that one is great!!!

  50. Yep, those were my favourite boybands, too🤣 And when I saw your card, the first thing I thought we’re the BSB. I love the colors you picked! So great for boy/man cards!

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