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!


Neat & Tangled May Release Day 4 + GIVEAWAY

Welcome back to Day 4 of the May 2019 Release from Neat & Tangled. Our spotlight shines on the gorgeous Foliage Frame stamp set today.


I have a tutorial for my project today that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

The Foliage Frame is a beautiful 6″x8″ stamp set featuring a large frame stamp, beautiful scripty sentiments and some individual stamps of foliage as well. This stamp set also has a coordinating die that you can purchase separately and will cut out the individual foliage and the center of the large image.

For my project, I stamped my large image onto Bristol Smooth cardstock with Versafine Ink. Then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

I ink blend Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oixde Inks which are absolutely dreamy! Then I’ll wipe the excess ink from the heat embossed area to really make the black pop off the card. To add some more interest, I will flick on some perfect pearls that I mixed with water.

Using the coordinating die, I die cut out the center of the card. After I trimmed my ink blended card panel down to 4″ x 5 1/4″, I lined it up on top of a white card base using my Misti. That way I can line up the sentiment perfectly in the middle. Just be sure to remove the ink blended panel before stamping so you don’t smudge up your project.

For some dimension, I add foam tape to the back of my ink blended panel and attached to the card front.

How dreamy is this?! I adore this stamp set and the sentiments are so beautiful!

Be sure to leave a comment to be entered into the GIVEAWAY! Release goes LIVE tomorrow!


Simon Says Stamp Celebrate You Release!

Welcome everyone! I’m excited to be sharing one of the new products from the Celebrate You release from Simon Says Stamp. I’m going to be featuring the beautiful Daisy Bloom Die.


I have a video introducing the Daisy Bloom die and creating a colorful card. You can view the video down below or HERE on my Youtube Channel.

I’m going to be ink blending Candied Apple, Ripe Persimmon and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxides onto a piece of Bristol Smooth card stock with Life Changing Blending Brushes.

I will die cut one of the Stitched Rectangles from a piece of Neenah Solar White card stock. Then I will die cut my Daisy Bloom from my stitched panel.

I’m going to spray my ink blended panel with a Sheer Shimmer Spray to add some sparkle to my background. Then I can attach my die cut panel to the ink blended panel using Gina K connect glue.

I finish off the panel by adding foam tape to the back and attaching to an A2 size card panel made from Tangerine Twist card stock.

My sentiment comes from the Tiny Words Encouragement stamp set. I stamp onto Tangerine Twist card stock using Gina K Embossing Ink and heat emboss with Simon Says Stamp White Embossing Powder.

Here are a few more examples that I created using the Daisy Bloom Die. I die cut it multiple times from white card stock to reveal a rainbow background.

Don’t forget you can catch the video HERE on my Youtube channel.

Here is a list of the supplies I used for the card in my video. Affiliate links are used at no additional cost to you.


Here is a list to the entire Celebrate You release from Simon Says Stamp.


Rawrsome Graduate Reveal Wheel

Welcome back everyone. Thank you for stopping by today. Before we know it, graduation is going to be here. This is a perfect time to get started on those graduation cards!


I have a video you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

I am using a few stamp sets from Lawn Fawn to complete my prehistoric scene including Rawrsome, Life Is Good, Out of This World, Simply Celebrate Spring, Gleeful Gardens and Reveal Wheel Spring Sentiments.

I ink blend a vibrant sky using Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberry and Blue print Sketch distress oxide inks onto watercolor card stock.

To build up my scene I die cut Stitched Mountains from Narwhal card stock, Meadow Borders from Cilantro, and Stitched Hillside Borders from Kraft card stock.

The graduation hats are from the Simply Celebrate Spring. This made it really easy to color and die cut numerous hats all at once. I just trimmed the hats out after die cutting and added to my dinosaurs.

To stamp the sentiments I used the new Reveal Wheel Essentials Template which makes stamping so much easier! I held the template down with post it tape and stamped all of my sentiments at once. No more pencil lines!

After I assembled my reveal wheel, I added it to a piece of Fog card stock and then attached to a base I created from Narwhal card stock.

Be sure to head over and check out the video HERE. I also provide some information on my card making process when making these scenes. Hope you find it helpful!

Affiliate links are used at no additional cost to you . Thank you so much for your support.


Neat & Tangled April Release Recap

We are so close to the April release from Neat & Tangled! Today I’m sharing one more card featuring sets from the release. I combined a few of them for this adorable night time scene.

I’m going to start by ink blending. I’m adding Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide inks to a piece of Bristol Smooth card stock with a Life Changing Blender Brush. Next, I am stamping the Receding Background onto my ink blended panel using Grape Jelly Ink. I don’t push down too hard because I actually want it to be splotchy and not completely stamped.

I add some stars to the background using Grape Jelly ink. I’m kind of on a tone-on-tone kick right now and loving how this sky is looking!

My images are from the To The Stars stamp set and All the Bunnies. I stamped them onto Neenah Solar white card stock with copic friendly ink. Then colored with copic markers and cut out with the coordinating dies. I also stamp some of the puffy clouds onto Lovely Lavender card stock with Black ink and die cut out.

Now I can assemble my elements to my card to create this beautiful sky scene. I love the little bunny looking up at the moon. One final touch is adding a few sequins from the Enchanted sequin mix.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration! The release is tomorrow! Are you ready?