Picket Fence Studios September Release

Welcome everyone! I’m coming to you today from sunny California! I’m spending the weekend here for Kathy’s Coloring Road Trip Challenge and Lawn Fawn and since time has been so crazy crunched for me, I had to bring my computer to get things ready for today.

I’m excited to share some cards featuring products from Picket Fence Studios new release! I’ll have more to share at a later date.

I could not resist the adorable squirrels from the stamp set A Little Nuts. I stamped the images onto white card stock with Crunchy Leaf ink and colored with copics markers for a no-line look. I used the colors E27, E25, E23, and E21.

Then I used the coordinating die to cut them out.

For my background, I added some grass using the Layering Grass Stencil and ink blending Shabby Shutters Distress Oxide ink with the Life Changing Blender Brushes. I then masked the grass area off and created my sky by ink blending Picked Raspberry and Dried Marigold Distress Oxide ink.

I added flicks of Rose Gold Glimmer Metallic Ink for a little shimmer.

My sentiment is also new this month! I stamped the Get Well sentiment in Versafine ink and heat embossed with Sparkled Embossing Powder from Hero Arts.

I finished off the card by adding my cute little squirrels. The bottom squirrel is popped up with foam squares for dimension. Seriously, don’t you just love their tails?!

Picket Fence Studios has some amazing large floral stamp sets that take up almost a whole card front so I was really excited to this new set come out. This next card is featuring the Christmas Poinsettia.

On a piece of Canson watercolor cardstock, I heat embossed the image with Gold Embossing Powder. Then I spritzed the area with water and added Catherine Wheel Shimmer Powder and let it spread all around.

After my card panel was dry, I fussy cut around the image and added foam tape. I added my poinsettia to a piece of white card stock and then the white panel to Cherry Red Card stock for my card base.

The Merry Christmas is also new this month. It is the Foiling Impression Merry Christmas. I actually have used this a ton but you’ll see that later. I used my Gemini Jr and Gemini Foil Press to foil the sentiment in gold, cut out with the coordinating die and attached to the card front.

I’m hoping to get the foiling in a video for you soon because it is a ton of fun and so addicting!

I’m listing all the products from the new release down below along with some other supplies I used.





Foiling and Ink Blending with Picket Fence Studios

Welcome everyone! I have a fun trick you can add to your foiled images. Have you ever tried ink blending over them? It’s a ton of fun and adds so much!

I am using the Peony Foiled Impression from Picket Fence Studios. I foiled the image in Gold onto white card stock and then used the coordinating die to cut it out. To do my foiling, I’m using my Gemini Foil Press Machine and Gemini Jr.

After I die cut the image out, I ink blended Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink over the entire image. Then I added Candied Apple Distress Oxide ink over the center of the flower. The foil resists the ink so I’m able to buff off the excess ink with a cloth.

I add my foiled image to a white card panel measuring 3 3/4″ x 5″ and attach the panel with craft foam to an A2 size card base made from Innocent Pink card stock.

The sentiment is from the You Got This stamp set from Picket Fence Studio. I heat embossed it in white onto Black card stock and added to my card front.

I hope you’ll give this a try. It is a ton of fun and adds so much to your foiled images.


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Picket Fence Studios STAMPtember with Simon Says Stamp + VIDEO

Welcome to the next collaboration for Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember, Picket Fence Studios, Shake Your Flakes This Season!

This set is exclusive to Simon Says Stamp and is only available while supplies last. I’ll have links down below where you can pick up yours but don’t hesitate! Once it’s gone – it’s gone!


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


I’m so excited to share this fun new stamp set with you from Picket Fence Studios. It is a large 6″x 8″ stamp set with 5 different snowmen, some cute critters, a variety of sentiments and other fun Christmas/Winter elements.

I’m going to do something I don’t normally do. Masking. I’m not a fan of fussy cutting but it was one of those things that HAD to be done for the card I had in mind.

I’m starting by stamping my snowmen onto Neenah Solar White card stock with Picket Fence Studios Black Hybrid Ink. I’m also going to stamp this image onto Simon Says Stamp Masking paper and fussy cut just inside the stamped black line of the image. Then I can attach over my snowman on my card.

Using some post it tape, I’m going to create my own hills and layer that onto my card front to protect my snow while I create the sky.

I’m going to be working on my Waffle Flower Media Mat which is a Silicone mat that is great for working with different types of media. I like to ink blend on it because my card doesn’t slide around

Using the 2 1/2″ Blending Circle Stencil, I will mask off the mask and ink blend Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink in the circle. I’m just going to apply this lightly to the outer edges with my Life Changing Blender Brush.

I’ll remove the stencil and use the second piece of it which will cover the moon and protect my image while I do the sky.

I’m going to ink blend using Picked Raspberry, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide inks. I can remove the stencil and masks but reattach the mask for my front hill. Then I’ll ink Tumbled Glass working from the top of the post tape up towards the top of the hill. I’m going to leave the top of the hill white to reflect a glow from the moon.

After I remove my masks, I will color in the snowman with my copic markers. The colors I used are listed below

  • Snowman – BV00, BV000,BV0000
  • Hat – R17, R22, R21
  • Buttons – G03
  • Carrot – YR18, YR14
  • Hat Pom Pom – C2- C0
  • Dog #1 – E27, E25, E23, E21
  • Dog #2 – W5, W4, W2, W1

Normally with an ink blended background, I’ll flick water onto it but this time I’m using Lawn Fawn’s Liquid Stardust. It’s absolutely gorgeous and so sparkly! I’ll shake the bottle up well and then squeeze a couple of drops onto my work surface. Then picking up with a paint brush I’ll flick this all across my background.

I stamped the sentiment in embossing ink onto black card stock and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I trimmed this down to a thin strip and attached to my card front with black foam squares.

I thought this was missing something so I also stamped out two dogs and colored those in with the copic markers. After fussy cutting the images out leaving a white border, I’ll attach to the card front with white foam squares.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card! Be sure to head on over and grab yours before it sells out !


Below you will find a list of supplies I used throughout my project. Click the icon to be taken to the product. Compensated affiliate links are used at no additional cost to you. Your support helps me to keep bringing you new projects and videos. Thank you!


Is It Halloween Yet?

Welcome everyone! I have some exciting news to share! I’m so thrilled to be joining the Picket Fence Studios Design Team! I’m a huge fan of their Life Changing Blender Brushes and gosh, their stamps, dies and stencils are amazing!


I’m kicking off today creating a spooky Halloween scene. Halloween is my favorite holiday and I totally fell in love with the Wicked Together Stamp set.

I started by adhering the center of the 3 1/2″ Blending Stencil to my Bristol Smooth card stock with Pixie Spray from Thermoweb. Then I ink blended, Peacock Feathers, Pine Needles and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide inks with the Life Changing Blender Brushes.

I removed the center stencil and temporarily adhered the other part of the stencil, where it covers the background, so I can ink the middle. I blended Scattered Straw and Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink in that center area to create my moon.

To finish off my scene, I masked off the entire background with the Layers of Grass Stencil and ink blended the grass using Picket Fence Studios Black Hybrid Ink Pad. This was actually difficult to blend on top of the Distress Oxide, so I applied my ink pad directly over the area I wanted to stencil and dragged the ink pad across. This gave me a gorgeous deep black.

I love all the silhouette images on the Wicked Together stamp set but this cat on the broomstick stole my heart. I stamped the cat, the sentiment and a few bats using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink using my Misti Stamping Tool.

I hope you enjoyed my first project with Picket Fence Studios and can’t wait to create more!


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Stamping Friends Trifecta Blog Hop

Welcome everyone! I am part of an extra amazing blog hop today! My projects today are including products from Gina K Designs, My Sweet Petunia and Picket Fence Studios.


Each company is giving away a $50 gift certificate to their store so be sure leave your comments along the way for a chance to win! Winners will be announced on the company’s blogs no later than June 7.


I have a video today sharing how I created this card using products including Life Changing Blender Brushes, the Cut Align and Elegant Asters stamp set . You can view the video down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

For my first card to share, I start out by stamping the butterfly from the Elegant Asters stamp set from Gina K Designs using Amalgam ink. I, of course, used the Misti tool to stamp my image as I rarely stamp without it. I used RV14, Y08 and BG45 to color my butterfly, over lapping the colors so they blend to form new colors and give me a hint of a rainbow.

The background is created by ink blending Soft Stone Ink onto Layering white card stock with the Life Changing Blender Brushes from Picket Fence Studio. I’m using the Floral Damask Stencil which is beautiful pattern that I’m using for subtle background to my card.

I’ve been in love with these brushes the moment I touched them. I’m a strong believer in them. They are made from plastic hairs which pick up the ink – not absorb like make up brushes. You can use a variety of inks including Dye based and also Distress Oxides. I’ve used most everything except permanent ink like Versafine or Staz on. These brushes are also easy to clean. You can either wipe off on a scratch sheet of card stock, a rag or rinse with a little soap and water. Just do not apply heat to dry them off! Are they a little more pricey then the cheap set on Amazon? Yes. But in my opinion – totally worth it. I want to support the companies that are out there putting their dreams into motion – not some cheap knock off on Amazon. (my two cents)

I trimmed my ink blended panel down and layered my card front with Black Onyx and Ocean Mist card stock.

Now for my sentiments, I die cut the Wishes from Ocean Mist card stock three times and layered with Connect glue. I added a little bit of ink blending with Turquoise Sea to the bottom half of the die cut word. The word Birthday comes from the Wishes Mini stamp set. I heat embossed in White onto Black card stock and used the Cut Align from My Sweet Petunia to trim out a perfect sentiment strip.

The Cut Align is really quite handy. I don’t have a lot of room on my craft table so if I’m working on a card and need to trim down a sentiment, I can pull out the Cut Align and my craft knife versus hauling out my electronic die cutting machine. You line up one of the guide lines from the Cut Align with the bottom/top of your sentiment and follow the Cut Align guide to trim out. I apply light pressure and go over the cut area multiple times. A trick I found is you can attach you card stock to your craft table with some purple tape and then that way you don’t have to worry about the card stock slipping on you.

WHEW! Lots of useful tips in those paragraphs so I hope you were able to sit down and have a good read.

My next card is using the Peacock Tail stencil from Picket Fence Studio. I lightly ink blended Ocean Mist and Key Lime Ink for a soft background.

I trimmed down my panel and layered my card front with White, Black and Ocean Mist card stock.

The big Hello word die is die cut from Black Onyx card stock. This word die came in the Elegant Asters card kit.

The small summer sentiment is from the Wishes Mini Stamp set. I stamped on white card stock and trimmed down with the Cut Align. This is such a great tool for these small sentiments.

One last touch, is by adding some drops drops around the tops of the peacock feathers with the Nuvo Dream Drops in Cloud 9. I honestly wasn’t going to add anything but I found spot on one of the feathers that I couldn’t get off so I decided to cover it up. This worked out perfectly.

Now that you’ve read my book, be sure to hop along for more inspiration! I hope you enjoyed my cards and tips along the way. Leave a comment on the blog hop to be entered into the giveaways!

You’re next stop on the hop is Stephanie Severin. I also have the complete line up listed below in case you get lost along the way.

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