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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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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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Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Papa Bear plus Freshly Made Sketches

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Welcome to day 3 of the May Release from Newton’s Nook Designs.  Being Wednesday, it is also Freshly Made Sketches day so I have used that inspiration to show you the new Papa Bear stamp set.

Happy Father's Day by Jen Timko | Papa Bear Stamp Set and Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Copic ColoringI just think this Winston set could not be more perfect for Father’s Day.  I love that you can add additional little bears as needed too.  I thought it would be fun to color on kraft paper using my Copic markers for this one.  I love how it turned out!  You see, I have a little blonde one and a bigger brown headed one so I colored the “kids” to match that idea.  The boys thought it was a fun idea and since this will be from them, yay!  I kept all the coloring tone on tone except for the heart and then added some red framing panels to pull that color out a bit.  the corrugated kraft adds a nice bit of texture along with the twine.  I tried hard to keep this dad-like with no frills or extra “stuff”.Our sketch today is perfect for showing off image sets (like this one) and I can’t wait to see what you all do with it this week.  Linda Callahan, she of great humor and even greater talent, is our sketch hostess….it is going to be a fun week!

Now you know the deal by now!  Time for a chance to win!

Would you like to win the “Pap Bear” 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: Papa Bear (Newton’s Nook Designs); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers; Paper:  Kraft (SU), Corrugated Kraft (SU), Cherry Cobbler (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Papa Bear Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), Twine

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