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Picket Fence Studios November Release – Ruffled Peony Bouquet

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Back today with a card I created for the Picket Fence Studios blog.  I am super excited about how this turned out and I hope you will like it too.  I even create a video for it…wow, it has been a while since I have done that.

Have a Lovely Day by Jen Timko | Ruffled Peony Bouquet Stamp Set by Picket Fence Studios, Daniel Smith Watercoloring, Copic ColoringI saw a similar technique done by the amazing Kelly Latevola and had it in my “to try” list for quite a while.  This lovely Ruffled Peony Bouquet set seemed like the perfect one to use with it so I got to experimenting.  In my video, I talk a bit about The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  I cannot recommend joining in enough.  Even if you don’t share it all, a little coloring every day (or every day that you can) for a month can make a big difference in your attitude and your creativity.  I think it allows me to try more things, risk “failing” and it is good for the soul.

I’d love to know what you think about this technique.  I will confess that as I created it, I kept thinking how my my mom would have loved this.  But maybe that is why coloring is so good.  You can remember and smile and heal a bit.  I’m linking all the colors for the markers below in my product list along with some of the other products.  If you have any questions, please let me know.  And if you will be out and about during your holiday traveling in the US next week, keep your eyes open….I’ll be out there!  Hopefully I will see you!  Thanks for stopping by today.  See you soon.


Picket Fence Studios November Release – Jill Girl

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I was having so much designing with the new stamps from Picket Fence Studios that I wanted to share another card with you right away.  If you were anywhere near the design team’s posts yesterday, I’m sure you have already seen and fallen in love with this wonderful Jill Girl stamp.  I’ll admit that she intimidated me a bit but I decided just to jump in and see what happened.  I started with her hair to see how that would go.  All in all, I kind of liked it so I continued on and eventually found that I liked the coloring enough to turn it into a card.

A Call Away by Jen Timko | Jill Girl Stamp Set by Picket Fence Studios, Rustic Floral Stamp Set by Picket Fence Studios, Copic ColoringSometimes it is nice just to color and not be sure that it will “be” something.  If you need an excuse, the Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge is currently running and there are tons of people coloring just for fun.  It is awesome!!  But Jill wanted to become a card so I added her onto a background that is really a Christmas print pack (SU).  The striped are neutral enough to be anything though.  Love prints like that.  The sentiment is from another of the new sets called Rustic Floral and it seemed right for her (I also found that another DT member, Jana Millen, used the same one….isn’t it funny when that happens in the big craft world???  I kind of like to imagine it was like we were crafting together instead of all being miles apart.)

A Call Away by Jen Timko | Jill Girl Stamp Set by Picket Fence Studios, Rustic Floral Stamp Set by Picket Fence Studios, Copic ColoringI think this image is going to be wildly popular (based on the reaction by the DT alone).  Something about her is really special!  I am going to be on the Picket Fence Studios blog tomorrow morning with a card I think you will love.  More coloring and a new to me technique that I have been wanting to try for a while.  So glad you stopped in today.  See you tomorrow!


Picket Fence Studios November Release Day and FMS #363

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Hi everyone!  I’m happy to be back today after my month of time off.  I have to start with a big thank you to all who sent me such kind words on the passing of my mother.  I feel like blogging is one of the last things to conquer but I know that my stamping community will understand some inconsistencies over the next month or so.  Suffice it to say that my sister and I still have much to do.  All of the sweet cards, nice comments and emails were very much appreciated and I’m truly grateful.

I’m back today with the start of the November release from Picket Fence Studios and I’m the sketch hostess for Freshly Made Sketches too.  Nothing like jumping in with both feet!  While I haven’t been posting, I have been doing some work and have things to share with you over the next couple of weeks.  Maybe even a video…gasp!!! But not today, haha!  Today, I’m just sharing this adorable new image set called Coffee Understands and a must-have background stamp called Rough Around the Edges.  This gives you just an idea of how great the new release is and I’ve had such fun just creating with the sets.

FMS370 by Jen Timko | Coffee Understands Stamp Set by Picket Fence Studios, Rough Around the Edges Stamp Set by Picket Fence Studios, Copic ColoringThis fun gal was the inspiration for my sketch (the joy of being the hostess)!  Isn’t she adorable?  I colored her using my Copic markers.  This was the first card I had made in a month and I totally appreciated how fast this was to color.  And then choosing a sentiment…  Well, this one simply made me laugh out loud so clearly it was the winner!  I’m not lying when I say that there is a tad bit of truth to this one for me over the last month…  Patience is not always my strong suit and I have needed a bit of it as we tread through paperwork and details.

For the background layer, I thought this sketch was the perfect place to show you a peek of a new stamp.  Rough Around the Edges is a striped pattern that will find itself on many cards.  Just a perfectly neutral pattern that can be used for bold or subtle designs.  LOVE that!  I chose a few sequins from SU to keep with the fall colors of the coffee cup and that is it.

I hope you will enjoy playing along with my sketch this week.  The team has created some amazing cards and I suspect the gallery is going to be full of inspiration!  Thanks for stopping by today.  I’ll see you again on Friday with a card (and maybe that video) I created for the Picket Fence Studios blog.  Until then, have a lovely day.


Picket Fence Studios October Release – Lily Bouquet

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Well, I have some awesome news for you today!  It is Picket Fence Studios October Release day!!  WOOHOO!!  I have a special card to share today and will be sharing projects made with the new sets over the next week.  So. Many. Awesome. Things!!!

Get Well Lilies by Jen Timko | Lily Bouquet Stamp Set by Picket Fence Studios, Ways to Say Get Well Stamp Set by Picket Fence Studios, Copic Coloring, Double Stitched Rectangles Dies by Gina Marie Designs I could hardly choose where to start but anyone who knows me, knows that I have a serious weakness for flowers.  The Lily Bouquet set is too pretty to resist so off I went to my stamp room for some time coloring.  I took a Copic coloring class from my friend Lori Craig a couple of years ago and this color scheme came from the time I had in that class.  I thought it was worth re-visiting for this gorgeous flower set and I love it!!  I used a sentiment from the wonderful Ways to Say Get Well set (a must have for any sentiment hoarder collector like me).

Get Well Lilies by Jen Timko | Lily Bouquet Stamp Set by Picket Fence Studios, Ways to Say Get Well Stamp Set by Picket Fence Studios, Copic Coloring, Double Stitched Rectangles Dies by Gina Marie DesignsI liked the idea of a virtually uncluttered card front so I only added a few pink sequins but I wanted to add another special touch.  I went to another technique that I love of using a colored base for a pretty surprise.  The Cotton Cardstock from Simon Says Stamp was the perfect pink to coordinate with the lilies and I love the result.

You will be in love with all the new sets in this release!  Make sure you go over to the Picket Fence Studios site to see them and check out projects from the rest of the design team that you will find shared on social media and their blogs.  Thanks so much for stopping in today!  I appreciate you sharing your time with me.  See you soon with more from this release!


 

National Coffee Day Hop – Have a Cup of Cheer

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Happy National Coffee Day!!  If ever there was something worth celebrating, it is definitely coffee!  I am thrilled to be part of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers hop today.  So many Super Sponsors!  So many prizes!!

 

Avery Elle – $25 Gift Code
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps – $25 Gift Code
Ellen Hutson LLC – $25 Gift Card
Gina K Designs – Two $50 Gift Cards
Honey Bee Stamps – $25 Gift Card
Joy Clair – $25 Gift Card
Lawn Fawn – $25 Gift Card
Newton’s Nook Designs – $25 Gift Card
Pink & Main – $25 Store Credit
Precious Remembrance – Little Things stamp set + exclusive coupon savings
Reverse Confetti – $15 Gift Card
STAMPlorations – $15 Gift Card
Studio Katia – A Cup of Thanks Stamp Set & Coordinating Die Set
Trinity Stamps LLC – Coffee with Character stamp set

The hop starts over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers’ blog.  You should have come to me via the amazing Wendy McGaffey.  I have all the links later in my post if you get lost along the way.

Coffee Lovers National Coffee Day Hop by Jen Timko | Cup of Cocoa Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Mini Storybook 1 Dies by Pretty Pink Posh, Copic ColoringI decided I should pull out the adorable Cup of Cocoa set from Newton’s Nook Designs today.  It so happens that Newton’s Nook Designs is one of the Super Sponsors today and I will be giving away $25 Store Credit to shop with them!  Make sure to comment here and around the hop for chances to win.  Also, the Newton’s Nook Designs team is doing a hop too with another chance to win.

Coffee Lovers National Coffee Day Hop by Jen Timko | Cup of Cocoa Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Mini Storybook 1 Dies by Pretty Pink Posh, Copic ColoringI colored these fun cups with my Copic Markers and then created a shaker card with the Storybook Dies.  The sequins from Picket Fence Studios were perfect to match the cups.  I think the sentiment from the stamp set is fantastic for today’s hop theme!!  Lots of cups of cheer all around blogland!!

I’m so happy that Newton’s Nook Designs allowed me to feature their prize!  Make sure you don’t miss out on the chance to win!  Now on to the rest of the hop.  Next up is Maria Peters over on Instagram.

Here are all the links to the Coffee Lovers team (click the blue button):

And here are the links to all the Super Sponsors (click the blue button):

I hope you have a fun with all the inspiration!!


 

 

Freshly Made Sketches #351

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FMS351 by Jen Timko | Let It Snow Stamp Set and Dies by Honey Bee Stamps, Copic ColoringI’m so happy to share this fun Christmas card with you today!  I know it is hard for me to really think about holiday stuff right now but let’s face it, if I don’t start with the cards now, I’ll never get them done.  I loved Amy’s adorable sketch this week from Freshly Made Sketches.  Her little trio allows for so many options!

I chose this cute little snowman from Let It Snow by Honey Bee Stamps.  I love this stamp set and all its fabulous sentiments.  I stamped the snowman and flakes with Momento Tuxedo Black ink.  I added the line on the bottom of the snowman for coloring purposes using a Copic Multiliner.  Some quick coloring with my Copics was all he needed.  I cut him and his flakes out using the coordinating Let It Snow Dies and then stamped the sentiment from the same set onto white card stock.  I used some striped paper from my stash to finish the sketch.  I love this one!

I’ll be back on Friday with a post for Picket Fence Studios.  Until then, I’m out flying around so look for me if you are traveling!  The summer flying has been a bit crazy with all the weather.  If you are out and about…pack your patience (and chocolate for the flight attendants never hurts!).  Until next time, have a great week.

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Freshly Made Sketches #345

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FMS345 by Jen Timko | Beautiful Ride Stamp Set and Dies by Simon Says Stamp, Copic Coloring, Sparkling Clear Sequins by Pretty Pink PoshHappy Wednesday to you!  I hope your week is wonderful so far!  I had pretty much a perfect 4th of July last week.  We went to the Washington Nationals baseball game.  They lost but the game was still fun.  Then we went down to the National Mall.  To cool off, we visited the Museum of Natural History…one of my favorites (but glad I don’t have to choose one).  Then, the big fireworks event!  And what fireworks they were!  After recovering for a day, we drove for a quick weekend to visit family in Cleveland.  The boys and I have enjoyed the last couple of summer days by going to the pool and getting ice cream at a local gem called the Moo Thru.  So, you can see that I have summer on the brain.

Perfect for this amazing sketch by Jen Mitchell over at Freshly Made Sketches.  Jen’s clean style always has special touches and this sketch reflects that wonderfully.  For the rectangle part of the sketch, I obsessed over the idea of this bike.  I love this bike and it seems to say summer to me.  This comes from a set call Beautiful Ride by Simon Says Stamp and has lots of fun accessories that go with the bike.  I chose a little bag to fill with flowers.  I stamped them all in Momento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Markers.  The sentiment is from the same set….love it!  I added a few Sparkling Clear sequins and put the image layer on a Real Red base.

I hope you are enjoying your week.  I’m back to work today.  Maybe I’ll see some of you around the country.  Don’t forget to peek in if you are on a United Airbus!  Thanks for stopping in today.  See you again soon.

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Beautiful Ride (Simon Says Stamp); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Real Red (SU); Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Ride Dies (Simon Says Stamp), Misti, Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Dimensionals (SU), Mini Dimensionals (SU)

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Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Playful Pandas

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Welcome to day 1 of the June Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  This is just the release you needed to see for your summer crafting fun!  You are going to love it.  Today we start off with an adorable set called Playful Pandas and two (yes, TWO) stencils.

Hey There by Jen Timko | Playful Pandas Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic ColoringI cannot even get enough of these little pandas.  They are so stinkin’ cute I can hardly stand it!  And I’m not alone.  I was in the process of adhering the card together when my youngest came in and claimed it as “his” birthday card for his older brother.  He sure knows the way to this mom’s heart, lol!

I stamped the panda and cut him out (what is not to love about that?!) and then I stamped a bunch of the bamboo images and colored them up really quickly with Copics.  I wasn’t sure how many I wanted so I cut them all and then created a bit of a random arrangement.  I chose the Hey There sentiment for a more universal card (and birthday, apparently) but I really think this would be funny with the “sorry for what I said when I was hungry”.  The black and white striped paper seemed like a natural for the card and I added just a bit of lime paper as a layer for more color.   The stencils introduced today are really fab too and I have projects showing you more with those later in the week.  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 “Playful Pandas” 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 2 of the release.

Supplies:

Stamp: Playful Pandas (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Designer Paper (SU ret); Accessories:  Big Shot, Playful Pandas Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Dimensionals (SU), Misti, White Ribbon, Black Baker’s Twine (SU), Stitched Shape Dies (SU)

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Shine On With Your Bad Self

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Shine On by Jen Timko | Shine On Stamp Set and Dies by Concord and 9th, Chibitronics Light CircuitsI am so super excited to finally share some great news!  I am a guest designer for the June release from Concord and 9th!!!  I mean really, this is so awesome that I’m almost without words.  I mean really, have you seen the June release yet??  If not, just run right over and take a look right now.  Here is the link to the New Releases (live at 9am MT on the 9th of each month).

The first set being feature today by the guest designers is called Shine On.  It. Is. Awesome!  I love this fun Edison style light bulb and all the accessory images and sentiments.  And then there are the coordinating dies.  But let’s get to the sentiments.  Because the second my boys saw this one, they demanded that I use it.  Who am I to argue?? I stamped the light images with Momento Ink and colored with Copic Markers.  I used the coordinating dies to cut out the light and fixture then also cut the “Shine” from black card stock.  And then I had a thought…I know….dangerous….  *smile*  Wanna see??

Shine On by Jen Timko | Shine On Stamp Set and Dies by Concord and 9th, Chibitronics Light CircuitsYeah, I decided I needed to add a Chibitronics circuit under the light.  Because it needed to actually shine.  The oldest trusty assistant helped me with the circuit (because summer…and trying to keep brains from rotting on video games).  The youngest trusty assistant is featured in the above photo since he really liked the end result.  All you have to do is push the word shine and it does.

I’m so glad that you stopped in today.  Make sure you hop over to the Concord and 9th Blog to see who the other guests are this month.  I’ll give you a hint….you are sure to be in love with their creations!  Thanks for joining me today.  See you soon!

 

 

 

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Pineapple Punch (SU); Stamp:  Shine On (Concord and 9th); Accessories: Big Shot, Shine On Dies (Concord and 9th),  Chibi Lights LED Circuit Stickers (Chibitronics), Stitched Rectangles Dies (SSS)

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Freshly Made Sketches #339

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FMS339 by Jen Timko | Serene Garden Stamp Set by Stampin' Up, Copic ColoringI hope your week has been good!  Sorry to be a little bit absent lately but end of the school year obligations have taken over at my house.  Not much time for anything else!  I did get a moment, though, to create a card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches.  Love this fun one from the awesome Jennifer Brum!

As soon as I saw the sketch, I knew I wanted to use this brand new stamp set by Stampin’ Up called Serene Garden.  It is part of a bundle by the same name and it is gorgeous!  I stamped both corner images and then the extra flowers and the butterfly onto Thick Whisper White card stock.  I colored them with Copic Markers.  So pretty!!  I love them!  Using the coordinating dies, I cut out the extras and layered them, adding the bigger flower to follow the lines of the sketch.  The sentiment is from an old Paper Pumpkin….love that script.

I hope you have had a nice week so far.  The sketch this week is really fun and has lots of room for creativity.  I think you will enjoy the DT’s inspiration too.  A big thanks to the amazing Jill Hawkins for being our guest this month.  Make sure you stop over and tell her how fun it has been having her along!  Until next time…have a great week!

 

Supplies:

Stamps:  Serene Garden (SU), Paper Pumpkin Sentiment; Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories: Big Shot, Garden Scene Dies (SU), Mini Dimensionals, Dimensionals

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