Monday, January 20, 2020

Crafty Friends: Picket Fence Studios

Hey, can you believe we are 3/4 through January already?! That means it is time for another Crafty Friends blog hop! Me and my friends get together once a month to highlight a different stamp company each time. If you are like me, you love them all! The special thing about our hops is that we have been able to get a coupon code for all of our hops.


https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1213678&u=1696562&m=81200

This month is no different. We are featuring Picket Fence Studios this month, and for today and tomorrow, you can get a 20% discount on the Picket Fence website. LOVE that!


I decided to use some of the Boho line of stamps with coordinating dies. There are several small sets in this line, and they call to my free spirit side. This Boho Zebra 
with coordinating Boho Zebra Die.

All of these are 5"x7" cards, so keep that in mind when looking at the image size. This is my go to card size now, since I am making cards for every birthday in my large department! There are about 6 birthdays a month, on average! Which means I need to leave plenty of space for everyone to sign the cards.


This sweet Boho Zebra was stamped and heat embossed, then colored with Copic markers and Wink of Stella in Gold, Silver, and Clear.  The sentiment is from Boho Bull and is also stamped in Versafine Onyx Black and clear heat embossed.


The background is the Tribal Stripes background stamp from Hero Arts, heat embossed in White Satin Pearl.


I added an image inside using Pumice Stone Distress Oxide ink, which pulls the whole thing together.


Here is another card with the zebra. I like it, but I love the first one.


This on uses one of the Beautiful Girls series of stamps and dies: Molly.


I colored this image with Copic markers and used the coordinating die to cut it out.


The sentiment is a combination of words from a couple of Concord and 9th sets.


My last card uses the Vortex of Fish set. I ink blended Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Clover Distress Inks for the background.


The Vortex is heat embossed with White Satin Pearl embossing powder. I do believe I am in love with that embossing powder, and this stamp!! I think the sentiment is from a My Monthly Hero kit from this summer.


OK, I also have to share the newest member of our family, Honey! We got her on January 11th, and this is her in our hotel room on the way back from picking her up. Yes, we drove 6 hours through -30 degree weather to pick up this adorable $50 dog. She was 10 weeks old in this picture. She is for sure Australian Shepherd and Husky. They think the dad was Springer Spaniel and Cocker Spaniel. Her momma was a rescue who had 10 puppies, and Honey was the last to get a home. And she is definitely a Honey!

So, tell me which one of the cards you liked best in the comments below!

Now it is time to head off to the next stop in the hop. A lot of these ladies are at Creativation right now, and maybe I will join them there next year.






  • Maria Willis
  • Becky Roberts
  • Sandi McIver
  • Sara Sherlock
  • Lydia Fiedler
  • Jen Timko
  • Jenny Hall
  • Tanya Boser- you are here
  • Ilina Crouse


  • Some of the supplies listed below are affiliate links, some are not. If you use an affiliate link here to make a purchase, I may get a small compensation. I only use things that I love, and do not create paid posts.




    Friday, December 20, 2019

    Crafty Festival of Christmas: Last Minute Lucy- Anything Goes!

    OK, this post got a little ahead of it's self, going live before I even had it finished! Really, it should have been more patient!! I mean, honestly! The theme this week is Last Minute Lucy. You know I was creating the content this morning.



    This is the last post of the 2019 Festival of Christmas, and this time we are going to share a bunch of our last minute projects. I know I always end up making more cards, gifts, and tags.


    For my projects, I am focusing on those last minute Christmas cards. I like to keep them fairly simple, but still lovely. The Concord and 9th Turnabouts are so helpful for that! This is the Snowflakes turnabout, with three colors of embossing powder!


    The iridescent one is from the Brutus Monroe monthly embossing powder club and it is called Frost Bite. I love it!! I also used Alabaster and White Satin Pearl.  The White Sating Pearl over Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink made a lovely new color, too.

    The sentiment was tamoed with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink also, and is from Very Merry Sentiments.


    This was all stamped with Distress Oxides using the Holly Berry turnabout and the same Very Merry Sentiments set.


    I used 4 different colors for the berries even. And some Copper embossing on vellum.


    This last card uses up the last of my stash of Mellow Moss cardstock, which retired. from Stampin Up several years ago. The Pinecone Background from Simon Says Stamps was something I just had to have, since I adore pinecones and pine trees.


    My cardstock was a bit faded and splotchy, so I took some Forest Moss Distress Oxide ink and sponged over the cardstock. I also spritzed it with Pearlized water before embossing the Pinecone background with gold embossing powder.


    The Very Merry Sentiments set came to the rescue again, on the front of the card and inside.

    There they are, my last minute cards! Now I need to get a few into the mail, and go make the calendar with everyone's birthdays on it that my mother-in-law requested!


    The next stop is the lovely Linda van Wely!

    https://stampinwithlizdesign.blogspot.com/2019/12/crafty-festival-christmas.html



    Blog Roll:

    Video Roll:


    Instagram Roll:

    1. Maria Willis @cardbomb
    2. Adam Karle @ark513
    3. Linda van Wely @stampinwithlizdesign
    4. Tanya Boser @tanyaboser

    Some of the supplies listed below are affiliate links, some are not. If you use an affiliate link here to make a purchase, I may get a small compensation. I only use things that I love, and do not create paid posts.


    Friday, December 13, 2019

    Crafty Festival of Christmas: Treat Containers, Gifts, and Ornaments

    Hey friends!! Happy Friday the 13th with a full moon! (says the exhausted ER nurse who ran out of time to create something shiny and new for this episode!) We are back with more holiday fun. The theme this week is Treats, Gifts, and Ornaments.


    The team came up with some amazing stuff this week!


    A couple of years ago, I stumbled onto the sweetest little treat package, and I made a ton of them. This is one of them. I took cardstock and embossed it with an embossing folder before I. did the scoring and assembly.


    I even made a video back in the day showing how to make them!


    This one used some patterned paper. You can use all kinds of themes, and put all kinds of things in these little purses.


    A frosty stamped patterned paper with a couple of sweet little mitten tags. I have out everything from chapstick to chocolate in these!


    I even added a little inclusion card that you can write a message on!

    That's all I have this time, head on over to Linda's blog for the next idea!

    https://stampinwithlizdesign.blogspot.com/2019/12/crafty-festival-of-christmas-hop.html

    Friday, December 6, 2019

    Crafty Festival of Christmas: Gift Card Holders and Tags

    Welcome friends! The holiday season is really starting to heat up, and I know that  you could use some crafty inspiration for all of those gifts you are packaging about now.


    Well, The Festival of Christmas friends are here to fill that need! What a great looking group this is! The theme this week is Gift Card Holders and Tags. And I may have made a few projects this week.

    My first project uses products on of my absolute favorite  dies, which I have had for years. It is from Papertrey Ink. My Favorite Things makes one, too. They make for really quick tags!



    This patterned paper is from some paper pads from Michael's. I got them on a really good sale. And now I have enough patterned paper for 2 lifetimes.

    I love that sentiment! It is from a My Favorite Things Sassy Pants stamp set.


    To add even more value to this tag, I used a Lawn Fawn die to create a gift card pocket on the back. 


    The same paper pad is used on this gift card holder that is made with a Spellbinders Large Die of the Month set from April  2019. It is even still available! I have made at least 50 of these to sell, and to use myself.


    There is a die in that set that creates the tabs to hold a gift card. I use that particular die all the time to add gift cards to anything I want.


    Last up is a giftcard holder made with the Honey Bee Coffee Cup dies, and that Spellbinders giftcard tabs die.


    I had to glam it up with some Glitz Glitter Gel over a cardstock that I had painted with White Glimmer ink. I used the Graphic Deco stencil to apply the Glitter Gel.

    The sentiment is from the Hero Arts November 2019 My Monthly Hero kit.


    Another sentiment from that Hero Arts November 2019 My Monthly Hero kit. I messed it up the first time, so I stamped it again, die cut it with a stitched rectangle, then glued over the mess up.


    There is that Spellbinders die hard at work inside the card.


    And here is a tip from my craft room. I take some of my scraps and cut them out with various tag dies and keep them handy for tags I need to  whip up on short notice.

    Now it is time to go see what the ever lovely Charlet has created!!




    Blog Roll:
    1. Tania Cordie
    2. Tanya Boser
    3. Charlet Mallett
    4. Linda Van Wely
    5. Lynnea Hollendonner

    Video Roll:
    Lynnea Hollendonner https://youtu.be/YrLoretvRBo

    Instagram Roll:
    1. Adam Karle @ark513
    2. Linda Van Wely @stampinwithlizdesign
    3. Tanya Boser @tanyaboser
    4. Charlet Mallett @i.heart.stamps

    Some of the supplies listed below are affiliate links, some are not. If you use an affiliate link here to make a purchase, I may get a small compensation. I only use things that I love, and do not create paid posts.

    Friday, November 29, 2019

    Crafty Festival of Christmas: Fancy Fold or Mass Production Friendly

    Happy Black Friday!! It is time for Week #2 of the Festival of Christmas. A few of my crafty friends and I decided to get together and create some fun. Every Friday from now until Christmas, we will share Christmas projects with you.

     Here are a few of my crafty friends!

    There will be a different theme each week, to keep it interesting. This week's theme is Fancy Fold or Mass Production.

    I decided to pull out the Lawn Fawn Flippin' Awesome dies and combine them with some Concord and 9th stamps.


    After Copic coloring this sweet lady, and fussy cut her and adhered her to the first flap.


    This hat is just stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black, then colored with Clear Wink of Stella for a white shimmery looking hat. You can't really see it on the picture, but definitely in real life!


    The mittens were done the same way. They were cut out with the matching dies too. I added some snowy images in Frost White Versamark ink.


    The sentiments from this set came in handy also!

    I even snuck in a gift card holder! The plaid is the Buffalo Check background stamp.

    Inside the card I used this awesome sentiment.

    That is all I had time to pull together this week, and I hope it was inspiring!

    Don't miss the gorgeous project by Lynnea!

    https://www.lynneahollendonner.com/2019/11/crafty-festival-of-christmas-easy-mass.html

    Blog Roll:
    Tania Cordie
    Linda Van Wely 

    Tanya Boser
    Lynnea Hollendonner
    Marcia Caradinta 

    Charlet Mallett

    Video Roll:
    Lynnea Hollendonner   https://youtu.be/6FrI4zg-m7w

    Instagram Roll:
     Maria Willis
    Adam Karle
    Linda Van Wely
    Marcia Caradinta
    Charlet Mallett

    Tanya Boser 

    Some of the supplies listed below are affiliate links, some are not. If you use an affiliate link here to make a purchase, I may get a small compensation. I only use things that I love, and do not create paid posts.



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