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Picket Fence Studios December Release

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It is the 14th of the month and that means today is a super fun day at Picket Fence Studios!  Time for the December release!!  I have two cards to share with you for the release and I know the team will have lots to share too.

Have a Cheerful Day by Jen Timko | Have a Cheerful Day Stamp Set and Die by Picket Fence Studios, Copic ColoringLet’s get started with this ADORABLE image!  Oh. My. Word.  So cute.  And such fun to color.  I stamped her in the Black Hybrid Ink and then colored with my Copic Markers.  Super awesome news here too….there are dies on every release now.  I do love a coordinating die!!

Have a Cheerful Day by Jen Timko | Have a Cheerful Day Stamp Set and Die by Picket Fence Studios, Copic ColoringSo I cut her out with the die and decided to keep the rest of the card simple so as to focus on the image.  I cut a scalloped frame and stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set.  With all the Christmas cards I have been trying to make last minute, this release is a great change of pace!

Your Special Day by Jen Timko | Spotlight on You Stamp Set by Picket Fence Studios, Distress Ink, Life Changing Blender BrushesWith my next card I tried to do what I never do enough…make a masculine card.  I have so many men in my life that need cards so you’d think I be a pro but nope.  I thought this set really called for me to give it a go.  I stamped in Versafine Ink (because it stays wet long enough to emboss) and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  Out came the Life Changing Blender Brushes again and I blended on oranges and yellows until I was happy.  I cute my inked panel down with some stitched rectangle dies and then used part of the cut off piece for the sentiment panel (all the coloring was done, after all).  I found some sequins in my stash that matched and then put the panel on a black card base.  My high schooler agreed that it looks like a “man card” so I’m going to call it mission complete.

Make sure you hop over to the Picket Fence Studios site to see the whole release!  You will love it!  Thanks for stopping in today.  Hope you have a great weekend.


Freshly Made Sketches #367

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It was no surprise that last week’s gallery at Freshly Made Sketches was particularly fantastic…a Design Team Call certainly brings out everyone’s best!  And we are at it again for this week’s sketch too.  And oh what a great one it is!

FMS367 by Jen Timko | Let It Snow Stamp Set and Dies by Honey Bee Stamps, Striped Frame Cover Panel by Reverse Confetti, Life Changing Blender BrushesThe incredible Karren Johnson created this one and it has tons of potential for creativity.  I saw the layered rectangles and immediately thought of this great cover panel from Reverse Confetti (Striped Frame).  I cut it from white card stock.  With the little rectangle in the middle, I added distress ink using the Life Changing Blender Brushes.  Even on regular card stock, these really do make blending SOOO much easier!

I stamped the snowman from Let It Snow (Honey Bee Stamps), some snowflakes and the sentiment all in Hybrid Ink.  Then I added a little bit of Copic coloring to the snowman.  I hand cut the words and then added all the elements using foam tape.  There is something about this fellow and his snowflakes that makes me happy every time I pull him out.  Maybe it is the easy coloring but I’m pretty sure it is the simple joy he has in throwing the snow around.  It always looks like he is creating a magical scene to me.

Well, I hope you enjoy this one.  I’m back on Friday with the latest from Picket Fence Studios.  They are having a small December release that you will love.  Also…if you missed it…hop over to their Instagram page for a chance to win the entire release for you AND a friend!  YES!  Go…right now….ok, go after you go to FMS to check out all the details for the sketch.  Hope you have a great day and I’ll see you soon!


Freshly Made Sketches #358

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FMS358 by Jen Timko | Simply Wonderful Stamp Set by Picket Fence Studios. 3-1/3" Blending Circle Stencil by Picket Fence StudiosI am so happy to share with you this week’s sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  Our hostess this week is the fabulous Karren Johnson and this sketch is super fun!  Pull out your favorite trios!

I chose the Simply Wonderful set by Picket Fence Studios and used two of the flower stamps for the trio element.  First I created the circle with Distress Ink on Bristol Smooth paper.  The Life Changing Blender Brushes and Squeezed Lemonade Ink made short work of that.  Then I stamped in Distress Oxide Ink for the flower since the ink layers a bit.  Finally I added this great sentiment from the set.  LOVE the font on this!!  I layered onto some yellow card stock and kept the card super clean.

I hope you’ll join us for this week’s sketch!  Make sure you hop over to see all the inspiration from the DT too.  You are going to love all the cards they made!!  Until next time, have a great day!


Freshly Made Sketches #347

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FMS347 by Jen Timko | Happy Birds Stamps and Dies by WPlus9 The summer fun continues around my house and we have been busy, busy!  Hope you are having a great week too.  Our sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches is courtesy of the lovely Kim Singdahlsen.  I love her style…always something really special about her work!

I saw a circle and at first I thought flower (of course).  But I thought maybe I should stretch a bit so I flipped through my stamp sets and came upon Happy Birds by WPlus9.  It was PERFECT!  So I colored up this little cardinal and pulled out a previously inked and cut out panel.  I knew I was right to keep this stack of unused extras!  I thought the sentiment was funny because the little bird has a slightly grumpy look to me (although my 15yo swears he looks happy).  To add a little more interest, I embossed the base of my card with a circles folder from SU.

I hope you will enjoy playing along with us this week.  Please stop by and say and extra thank you to Caly Person for all her inspiration this month.  It has been such a joy to have her along!  Thanks for stopping in today.  See you soon!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Happy Birds (WPlus9); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Extra White Watercolor (Fabriano); Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Squeezed Lemonade (Tim Holtz); Accessories: Big Shot, Happy Birds Dies (WPlus9), Misti, Dimensionals (SU), Stitched Shape Dies (SU), Daniel Smith Watercolors – Yana’s Palette (SSS)

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Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Coffee and Wine plus Wine a Little (and some FMS)

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Welcome to day 3 of the June Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  Busy, busy bees we are today because the team has two sets to feature!!  And there is wine.  Because…Wednesday!  I have some Freshly Made Sketches too…also because Wednesday.

Coffee and Wine by Jen Timko | Coffee and Wine Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Serene Stripes Stencil by Newton's Nook DesignsAs with yesterday, the stencil was the start of my design.  Today, I chose the Serene Stripes Stencil and sponged on some Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink over it.  I just made it fade a bit as it went down the card.  I love stencils!!!  So much wow!  I stamped the sentiment from the Coffee and Wine over the stenciling and then stamped some of the images (all of this was onto Bristol Vellum card stock).  I colored the cup and bottle with some more Distress Ink and then popped them up on foam dots (Dimensionals).  I found some sequins that matched (YAY!) so I added those and then put the whole layer on a black base.

Sip Happens by Jen Timko | Wine a Little Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, FMS 342For my second card, I used the fun sketch designed by Amy O’Neill for Freshly Made Sketches to show off the Wine a Little stamp set and dies.  This sentiment (and the others in the set) are such fun and perfect for any wino oenophile.  Like me.  I created pretty glasses that I’d love to have and filled them with yummy red wine.  But feel free to color your own fave!

Because you made it to Wednesday, you deserve a glass of wine.  And a chance to win!  So you know what time it is…hop around to the whole DT and make sure leave comments.  They make me and the other designers smile really big and they really mean a ton!

Would you like to win either the “Coffee and Wine” or the “Wine a Little” Stamp Set?

Each set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, June 21st at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 22nd.

Thanks for stopping in today.  See you tomorrow for the last day of this month’s release.

Supplies:

Stamps: Coffee and Wine (Newton’s Nook Designs), Wine a Little (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Various); Paper:  Bristol Vellum (Strathmore), Basic Black (SU), Bristol Smooth (Strathmore), Bermuda Bay (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Wine a Little Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Serene Stripes Stencil (Newton’s Nook Designs), Dimensionals (SU), Misti, Iridescent Sequins (SU), Faceted Dots (SU)

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Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Loveable Llamas

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Welcome to day 2 of the June Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  Today’s set reveal is sure to make you smile…I mean really, who doesn’t like llamas?? So naturally, you will fall for Loveable Llamas!

Have a LLama Fun by Jen Timko | Loveable Llamas Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Sunscape Stencil by Newton's Nook DesignsThis gorgeous stencil was my starting place of the card.  The Sunscape Stencil give you the choice of the sun, some landscape or both!  It is awesome!  I chose to use just the sun for this and sponged on some Distress Ink in yellows and oranges.  Then I got to coloring this super fun little llama.  I love all the options for him and oh, those glasses.  Well, they were a must to go along with the sunny background.  Plus, the glasses make the card super “cool” for just about anyone’s birthday!  I colored the llama and his accessories using Distress Inks too and then just layered them on.  This was just a fun card to make!

I love when a stamp set makes it simply fun to sit down and create!  So you know what time it is…hop around to the whole DT and make sure leave comments for your chance to win.

Would you like to win the “Loveable Llamas” Stamp Set?

Each set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, June 21st at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 22nd.

Thanks for stopping in today.  See you tomorrow for Day 3 of the release and Freshly Made Sketches.

Supplies:

Stamp: Loveable Llamas (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Various); Paper:  Bristol Vellum (Strathmore), Basic Black (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Loveable Llamas Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Sunscape Stencil (Newton’s Nook Designs), Dimensionals (SU), Misti

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Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Newton Loves Boxes and Newton’s Donut

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Welcome to the last day of the May Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  And for the last day we have not one but TWO adorable Newton sets for you.  YAY!!!  Yep, two of the greatest things in the world….boxes and donuts.

You Can Do It by Jen Timko | Newtons Loves Boxes Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Pawprints Stencil by Newton's Nook DesignsIf you have ever known a cat, you already know all about the phrase “if it fits, it sits”.  Well, the new Newton Loves Boxes is all about fitting and sitting!!  It is hilarious.  When Jennifer Jackson first showed the team the images, we all went just a little bit crazy!  Pretty sure that will be the reaction from all of you today too.  I created a background with the Pawprints Stencil and Distress Inks and then cut it out with the Frames and Flags Die.  I colored up out furry friend and his box and then cut him out with the coordinating die set for the stamp.  Don’t you think this sentiment is perfect for the image.  Seriously, this cracks me up.

Sprinkles by Jen Timko | Newton's Donut Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Tutti-frutti DSP by Stampin' Up, Copic ColoringFor my second card, I get to introduce Newton’s Donut.  Well, I actually colored MY donut.  That I want.  Right now.  But until I can figure out how to get it from him, it is Newtons’ donut.  *smile*  And because I am pretty sure sprinkles should always include pink and lime green, that is what I chose for the colors.

Sprinkles Closeup by Jen Timko | Newton's Donut Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Tutti-frutti DSP by Stampin' Up, Copic ColoringI made the donut into a chocolate version with vanilla frosting (a favorite of mine) and then tucked in this adorable  kitty colored with gray.  And there is something about the images with kitty “beans” (paw pads) that make me smile!  I used a base of lime patterned paper and some great (retired) pink washi tape to pull the colors from the sprinkles and then added on some sequins in the same colors.  On a technical note, I just have to tell you how well engineered this donut die is.  Look at the placement of the cut-outs…really fantastic and easy to use!  I love the time that is put into each of these sets.  It always makes me so proud when I can support Newton’s Nook Designs and their hard work!

This daily double is a real win and I know you will all be as in love with the sets as I am.  And now for a chance for free stamps!

Would you like to win the “Newtons Loves Boxes” or “Newton’s Donut” Stamp Set?

Each set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, May 17th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 18th.

Thanks for stopping in today and during this whole week.  Make sure you stop back in tomorrow for Day 2 of the release.Supplies:

Stamp: Newtons Loves Boxes (Newton’s Nook Designs), Newton’s Donut (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Inks (Tim Holtz), Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Paper:  Bristol Smooth (Strathmore), Calypso Coral, Thick Whisper White (SU), Tutti-frutti DSP (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Newton’s Loves Boxes Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Newton’s Donut Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Misti, Sequins (SU and Pretty Pink Posh), Pop of Pink Washi Tape (SU Retired), Frames and Flags Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs)

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Freshly Made Sketches #336

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FMS336 by Jen Timko | Monogram J Stamp by Concord and 9th, Monogram Dies by Concord and 9th, Distress Oxide InkThis is my first post of the day. I’ll be up a bit later with a card for the Newton’s Nook Designs blog and in support of Layton’s Legacy.

I do love my Wednesdays because it is Freshly Made Sketches day!  And today we have a fabulous sketch by Jen Mitchell.  Jen creates the most remarkable cards and also happens to be just an amazing person.  No surprise that she has created a fun sketch for the week!

As soon as I saw the sketch, I knew that I was going to use my brand new Monogram J stamp from Concord and 9th.  When faced with a whole alphabet of choices, I chose the J and the T.  Hmmm…..  I inked the J up with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink and then filled in the flowers and leaves with Fossilized Amber, Broken China and Peeled Paint Oxide Inks.  I cut out the panel with the coordinating dies and then cut another panel of the same size using some Color Theory paper (SU).  I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set and used the banner die from the die set to cut it out.  I can’t wait to play with more color varieties and ink styles on this stamp!!

Well, since more is coming in just a bit, I’ll sign off for now.  Make sure you go visit the FMS blog and I hope you will join us this week.  See you soon!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Monogram J (Concord and 9th); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes (SU), Color Theory Paper Stack (SU); Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks (Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint, Broken China) ; Accessories: Misti, Big Shot, Monogram Dies (Concord and 9th)

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Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Wedding Frills and Floral Lace

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Welcome back for day 2 of the April Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  Today we have a wonderfully elegant set that is perfect for another fixture of spring…weddings.  It is called Wedding Frills and it is gorgeous.  As if that were not enough, we are showcasing a new stencil called Floral Lace as well.

Happily Ever After by Jen Timko | Wedding Frills Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Frames and Flags Dies by Newton's Nook DesignsWhen I saw these gorgeous images, I immediately wanted to make them look like lace on a wedding dress.  Something about embossing white on kraft colored card stock does that!  I cut the image layer with the Frames and Flags Dies and then stamped the big flower and sentiment with Versamark Ink (I did this in steps to avoid causing smudges with the Versamark).  Using Wow! Bright White Embossing Powder, I heat embossed.  Then I stamped a few of the little flowers and did the same.  Using the coordinating Wedding Frills dies, I cut those out and popped them up.  Finally I added some pearls to go with my wedding flowers.  I love the elegant feel of this card!

Hello by Jen Timko | Floral Stencil by Newton's Nook Designs, Essential Alphabet Dies by Newton's Nook DesignsFor my second card I wanted something with a more spring-like feel.  I cannot even tell you how awesome this stencil is to use!  I taped it onto some Bristol Smooth card stock and then sponged on Distress Inks  to highlight the flowers and leaves.  I sponged a little bit more of the paper and then cut out my sentiment letters with the new Essential Alphabet Dies.  I just used a bit of foam tape to pop them up and make them stand out more.  Think of all the color combinations you can try!  I can’t wait to make more of them.

I hope you enjoy these!  What a day 2!!  I know you have lots of hopping to do so off to visit the rest of the team for you.  But first….a chance to win!!

Would you like to win the “Wedding Frills” Stamp Set?

Each set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, April 19th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 20th.

Thanks for stopping in today and during this whole week.  Make sure you stop back in tomorrow for Day 3 of the release.Supplies:

Stamp: Wedding Frills (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Paper:  Crumb Cake (SU), Strathmore Bristol Smooth; Accessories:  Big Shot, Wedding Frills Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Essential Alphabet Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Dimensionals (SU), Misti, Heat Tool, Wow Bright White Embossing Powder, Blending Tool (Ranger), Pearls (SU), Foam Tape,

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Freshly Made Sketches #329

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FMS329 by Jen Timko | Free Spirit Stamp Set by Taylored Expressions, Mandala Cutting Plate by Taylored Expressions, Tim Holtz Distress InkI’m busy, busy showing you projects this week and I have been waiting to show you this one.  I made this while I was at Stamping Away and just love it!!  It seems perfect that the wonderful Kim Singdahlsen is the sketch hostess this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  I love what she creates with Taylored Expressions products so it seems fitting that I was able to use some of those for her sketch.

I started with the Mandala Cutting Plate and what a wow it is!  I cut it out of some Bristol Smooth paper so that I could watercolor it.  I smooshed some Distress Ink onto a clear block and added some water, then used that to color the mandala.  I saved the large cut out section on the right side so that I could color it too.  So bold and super simple to do!  Another of the TE design team members, Jen Shults, brought this die (and many of its friends) to Stamping Away and she also brought a ton of TE stamps.  I was like a kid in a candy store!!  Took me a while but I finally narrowed down to the perfect sentiment from the Free Spirit stamp set.  I cut out a banner with the Double Ended Flag Stacklet and then stamped on the sentiment using my Misti.

This may be my favorite card that I have made in a while and I was clearly inspired by all the rainbows and creativity while I was at the Whatever Craft House!  I hope you enjoy this sketch as well…so many beautiful projects from our design team!!  Thanks so much for stopping in.  I’ll see you soon!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Free Spirit (Taylored Expressions); Paper:  Neenah Solar White #110, Strathmore Bristol Smooth; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Broken China, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron); Accessories: Misti, Big Shot, Mandala Cutting Plate (Taylored Expressions), Double Ended Flag Stacklet (Taylored Expressions

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