Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Show the Haters Who is the Boss


Happy Tuesday!

Just a few days from now we will have the next release from Picket Fence Studios. I hope you are as excited as I am! And if you like this hairstyle...you will want to check out my blog on the 14th for sure!! Just sayin'!

Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow.

Susie

Monday, November 11, 2019

Joyeux Noel - 25 Days of Christmas Tags and Picket Fence Studio


Happy Monday!

The design team for Picket Fence Studios is honored to be among the wonderful companies participating in year #9 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags. Look at this line up. I'd say we are in great company!


You will want to click right here to see all of the team's tags - and you might even win a prize! So don't delay and enjoy all the creative goodness!

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Sunday, November 10, 2019

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!


Happy Sunday!

Have you ever seen me do a one layer card? Well, here's your chance! I masked off the rectangle area and did my stamping and gold heat embossing. Then I masked off that area to do my ink blending and stamping. I don't do many one layer cards, but maybe I'll start. I sort of like he way this came together!

I used the beautiful Christmas Word Art stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps to make this card. Here is a look at this great set:


I can't wait to share more cards using this sweet set. And don't forget through November, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps has 12% off their entire website!

I'll be back tomorrow and I'll see you then!

Susie

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is Celebrating Today!


Happy Saturday!

I am honored to be a guest designer this month for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. And today is a really special day because they are having a big 12th birthday celebration with live demos and giveaways on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Facebook Page. You won't want to miss all the fun!


For my card today I used images from the Folk Art Snowflakes stamp set. Here is a picture of the entire set so you can see all the beautiful images:


Be sure to take some time today to visit Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. Oh - and there is a bonus too! Every item is 12% off through the month of November!

So happy shopping. I'll be back tomorrow and I'll see you then!

Susie

Friday, November 8, 2019

Sending Warm Wishes


Happy Friday!

Today is the last day for the Fall/Winter 2019 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I have had so much fun entering my cards into the hop! And this is my final one using the same set from the Greetery for most of my blog hop cards. It's been a great hop with so many people entering!


You can join in too. Just click this link for all the information and to enter some caffeinated cards of your own! I'll be back tomorrow and I'll see you then.

Susie

Thursday, November 7, 2019

I'm Always Here for You


Happy Thursday!

It is the next to the last day for the Fall/Winter 2019 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, so I am going to offer up this card and one more tomorrow. I have loved using this set from the Greetery for most of my blog hop cards. I don't have too many coffee themed sets since I don't drink coffee. But I do love the ones I have!


You can join in too. Just click this link for all the information and to enter some caffeinated cards of your own! I'll be back tomorrow and I'll see you then.

Susie

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Color Throwdown Challenge #568 - Celebrating with You Today


Happy Wednesday!

Here is my card for the current Color Throwdown challenge based on this color palette which includes orange, green, cream and brown. I knew right away I wanted to use the Autumn Wreath stamp and die from Pretty Pink Posh. I also used the Buffalo Plaid stencil from A Colorful Life. I might be obsessed with this stencil. Based on the number of times I've used it already, I would say it is quite likely.


You can join in the fun at Color Throwdown too if you would like! This is just the first day, so you have plenty of time to play along. The design team has outdone themselves this week - so you need to take a look! You will also find the rules and the link to add your creation at the Color Throwdown website.

See you again tomorrow!

Susie

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Congrats


Happy Tuesday!

Once again I am using the Pretty Pink Posh and Simon Says Stamp Stamptember collaboration set. I can't get enough of this set! I've already sent this off to a sweet family of now six. Two parents, three boys and now at last - a little girl.

I am so happy for them and knew right away I wanted to honor the little boys and celebrate the little girl and this is how my card turned out.

Have a wonderful day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie

Monday, November 4, 2019

Let's Get Together for a Cup


Happy Monday!

I am having loads of fun joining in the 2019 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. And this set from The Greetery that I have used a few times is just perfect for the occasion! Today I added the little napkin under one of my cups. I think it's a great addition!


You can join in too.  Just click this link for all the information and to enter some caffeinated cards of your own! I'll be back tomorrow and I'll see you then.

Susie

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Scream! It's Your Birthday


Happy Sunday!

Today is one of my grandson's birthday. He is seven now. Not sure how that happened...seems like just yesterday he was a toddler. But today he is a sweet and kind young man who has a heart of gold and a cutie patootie smile!



Happy birthday to our Andrew. Grandpa and I are full of love for you.

I'll be back again tomorrow and I'll see you then!

Susie

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Thank You For Being My Neighbor


Happy Saturday!

I got so excited about yesterday being the first day of the 2019 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop that I forgot about this card which was SCREAMING to be part of the hop! I made this card last month, but I guess I was saving it for a day like today!



I used Distress Oxide ink for my card. Blueprint Sketch is one of my absolute favorite colors! And I love how it looks on this Picket Fence Studios image!

So here is the link to the blog hop. You should join in too!  I'll be back tomorrow and I'll see you then.

Susie

Friday, November 1, 2019

From Your Favorite Friend


Happy Friday!

I made this card for the 2019 Fall Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. It is a fun celebration of all things caffeinated. This year there are eighty-one super sponsors all with lovely prizes for us. Anyone can join which means you should too! 


You can click right here to read all about the blog hop and enter some cards too. My card is made with stamps and dies from The Greetery. I made quite a few using this set, so I will post at least one more before the end of the hop.

Have a great day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Color Throwdown Challenge #567 - Joyeux Noel


Happy Wednesday!

Here is my card for the current Color Throwdown challenge based on this color palette which includes rust, teal, navy and olive. I decided to go way off script with these colors and make a Christmas card. I know - weird!


I used some of my favorite stamps and stencils from Picket Fence Studios. You just can't go wrong with this company! They are good people!!!!

You can join in the fun at Color Throwdown too if you would like! This is just the first day, so you have plenty of time to play along. Wait until you see the gorgeous projects crafted by the design team. You will also find the rules and the link to add your creation at the Color Throwdown website.

See you again tomorrow!

Susie

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Congrats


Happy Tuesday!

I am just now getting around to using some of my Stamptember collaboration stamps. This image is from the Pretty Pink Posh/Simon Says Stamp colab. I made a few cards using this set. There are solid stamps and outline stamps in the set. Here I used a solid stamp and added shading to it with Copic markers and colored pencils. Easy peasy!

Have a great day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie

Monday, October 28, 2019

You are Timeless


Happy Monday!

My card today features the Dahlia Bouquet stamp set from Picket Fence Studios. I chose to color it with Copic markers, but I've seen it done with other techniques as well - colored pencils, embossing, water coloring, no line coloring, and even more. It is a timeless stamp!

I think this would make a lovely birthday card or just a card to send to a sweet friend. Oh and the sentiment is from the Your Eyeliner Straight stamp set!

Have a great Monday and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Always Be Yourself


Happy Sunday!

I thought I'd share a bright and sunny card with you today. This one contains some very good advice!

I used products from the newest release from Picket Fence Studios. Be sure to check out all of the fun stamps, stencils and dies. We release a new bevy of beauty on the 14th of every month...and November will be here before we know it!

Have a great day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Pinkfresh Studio Monthly Challenge - You Are So Brave


Happy Saturday!

I am sending this card over to Pinkfresh Studio for their October challenge.

Here is our inspiration board for the month:


I used the Word Series - Believe stamp set to make my wreath. The Wreath Builder from Gina K. Designs made this possible! The sentiment is from the My Favorite Things to Say stamp set. It's fun to use small images to make things like wreaths and I thoroughly enjoyed making this one! Oh and I used the brand new inks from Pinkfresh Studio and all I can say is WOW. These inks stamp like butter!

I hope you are having a great day! Let's get together again tomorrow!

Susie

Friday, October 25, 2019

Happy Mail Just for You


Happy Friday!

Today I have a traditionally colored artichoke. Last month I did a rainbow one, but this one is fun too. The stamp and die are from Concord and 9th. I also used their Stitched Plaid background stamp in purple to accent the tips of the artichoke.

Have a creative and fun day and I'll see you right back here tomorrow!

Susie

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Oh Please We Knew You Could Do It


Happy Thursday!

Did you ever have a stamp set where every single sentiment was perfect? Me too. It's this one from Picket Fence Studios.  It is called, I Freaking Love You.


I masked off the area for the sentiment and then stenciled the background using the Tulips stencil.


I love the clean and simple look of this card with the addition of the perfect sentiment!

Have a great day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Color Throwdown Challenge #566 - You Make My Heart Happy


Happy Wednesday!

Here is my card for the current Color Throwdown challenge based on this color palette which includes orange, grey and cream. This is a color palette that would never have entered my thought process, but I have to say I really enjoyed using it! The colors turned out to be quite stunning when used together.


My floral images are from the Floral Art stamp set and the sentiment is from the Weekend Doodles set - both from Altenew.

You can join in the fun at Color Throwdown too if you would like! This is just the first day, so you have plenty of time to play along. Wait until you see the gorgeous projects crafted by the design team. You will also find the rules and the link to add your creation at the Color Throwdown website.

See you again tomorrow!

Susie

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Altenew October Inspiration Challenge - Time to Smile


Happy Tuesday

Today I am sending my card over to thAltenew October Inspiration Challenge. I used the new Delicate Tiles stamp set for my border. It's a bit tricky, but worth the time to get it right!


Here is our inspiration photo:


There is still time to join in the fun at Altenew! And I'll be here again tomorrow so I hope to see you then!
 
Susie

Monday, October 21, 2019

I Freaking Love You


Happy Monday!

It's my day over on the Picket Fence Studios blog!

I have once again fallen in love with stencils. And PFS has some of the most unique ones on the market...like this Ring of Flowers stencil. It has such amazing detail and can be inked up as a rainbow (YAY!) or inked with any number of colors. I love the soft look of it and will be imagining other ways to use it soon. Of course the Life Changing Blending Brushes in various sizes are so helpful - especially the little ones that I used on this card.

I felt like using one large sentiment with this design was a must. So I chose this one from the I Freaking Love You stamp set. I added a few sequins and called this card done!

Here is a look at the stencil and stamp set I used:



You can find all of these (and so many more!!) great stamps, dies and stencils at Picket Fence Studios. Be sure to take a look today.

Have a wonderful and creative day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie

Sunday, October 20, 2019

You are Freaking Fabulous


Happy Sunday!

As promised yesterday, here is the second card I made using a technique I saw on YouTube by the fabulous Maureen Wong. She shared this video which you will want to watch!

Have a great day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie

Susie

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Believe in Yourself


Happy Saturday!

The other day I discovered a technique on YouTube that I fell for instantly. It uses color bursts and layered stamps. I had to give it a try.

But first, let me link you to the talented Maureen Wong who always comes up with the best ideas! Here is the video I watched on YouTube.

Basically you sprinkle the powder onto the first layering stamp, spritz it with water and stamp it using the MISTI. When it is dry, you use the MISTI to stamp the detail layering stamp. Brilliant! But be sure to watch her video because she shows exactly what to do!

I had so much fun making this card that I made another similar one which I will show you tomorrow.

Have a terrific day!

Susie

Friday, October 18, 2019

Leaves are Falling, Coffee is Calling


Happy Friday!

You know you love a stamp set when you create six cards in one sitting in all the colors you can imagine! This wasn't the very first one I made, but it is my favorite. I will be sharing the other five cards with you soon.

I want to show you the stamp set so you can see how clever the layering on the coffee cup and spoon is. The set is called Cozy Cup and it also has a matching die set.
 


I hope you like today's card. I can't wait to show you more cards using this set. See you tomorrow!

Susie

Thursday, October 17, 2019

I Like Your Different Colors


Happy Thursday!

Rainbow-ing all the things is one of my favorite techniques and this image from Picket Fence Studios was perfect for today's coloring with Copic markers.

I used the French Braids stamp and die for my image and a sentiment from the Charlie the Chameleon  stamp set. I love how perfect they are for each other!

 


For my background I used the Woven Plaid background stamp from Concord and 9th. I have stamped this in so many colors already and I love the look of it! If you haven't seen this stamp set, here is a picture for you:


Have a color-filled day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie