Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking, July 2014 Issue

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Having one of your cards selected for publication, never becomes less of a thrill. It’s some of the best news to get!

This card is in the July 2014 issue of Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking,ย on page 23, to be exact. I highly recommend checking it out there because their photography & write up makes it look amazing! ๐Ÿ˜‰ AND because, you cannot read this magazine without being inspired. It’s a bit of a problem if you read PC & S before you go to bed…you just want to get up and make something!
Anywhoozle, I made this card for the “sketch” call–and being the July call, well, you get my choices of stamps and colors. Though this could be so easily modified to use any colors for a variety of occasions. The stitching was tricky, but it all came together ๐Ÿ™‚

…and huge thanks to everyone for their support on Gallery Idol 2014! Be sure to vote on the amazing top 10!

Thanks for popping in…
Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Supplies: Lawn Fawn “Happy Fourth”, Paper Source “Night” cardstock, Hero Arts “white” embossing powder, Spellbinders “Standard Circles”, American Crafts red jute, tiny clothespin, corner chomper, foam adhesive & sewing machine.

Gallery Idol 2014, Round 3


This was my entry to Round 3 of Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Gallery Idol 2014! The theme was stencils. Well, I don’t have many stencils. What’s a girl to do? Make one! So I did. Then I inked these ovals overlapping, to create a fun blended ink/bokeh effect. Then I had to stamp, die cut and stitch…always agonizing when there is no room for error! Ahhh! The term AwesomeSauce just cracks me up, so I used that. Hope you got a laugh too ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh, and I inked the card base edge to match perfectly, using the same gray ink.

I just know the other 14 talented ladies in this contest are going to rock this round too!

I’d appreciate a shout out by casting your vote for my card. I’m enjoying the challenges!

Vote by clicking below! I SO appreciate you taking the time to do so! ๐Ÿ™‚

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(PCS) Gallery Idol 2014
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Thanks for popping in…You Awesomesauce, You!

…Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Supplies: Technique Tuesday Die “Say it: Awesome”; Stamp set “Incredible, by Ali Edwards”, Hero Arts Shadow and Dye inks, Memories Ink,Clear embossing powder, Fiskars punch “Oval n Oval again”, Woodblock letter stamps.

Gallery Idol 2014, Round 2

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This was my entry to Round 2 of Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Gallery Idol 2014! The theme was die cuts. Oh geez, I panicked (well first I had a stomach ache from the excitement, then I panicked, lol) as I haven’t had my die cutting machine but 9 months maybe? Mmmmm…No time to panic. Cut. Create. I came up with this card. The hardest parts were: a) picking what colors to use (endless combos I thought) and b) die cutting all those chevron pieces….over…and over…and over. OH and finding everything on my paper bit covered desk! ๐Ÿ™‚ But it came together in the end. Phew!

The other entries were stellar, to say the least…and somehow I made it through to the Top 15! I’m pretty sure that “somehow” was because of a HUGE leg up from family and friends votes. Many thanks!

Thanks for popping in…Be awesome!

…Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Supplies: MANY cardstocks and Dies: Technique Tuesday “Say it: Awesome”, Lawn Fawn “Cole’s ABC’s”, Avery Elle “Chevron Bits Elle-ments”, Spellbinders Circles.

Gallery Idol 2014, Round 1

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This was my entry to Round 1 of Gallery Idol 2014! The theme was washi tape, so I tried to think of an interesting way to use it. I wrapped it around these mini Popsicle sticks ๐Ÿ™‚ I love how different directions and overlapping methods add so much, so simply. I was giddy-over the top-excited-elated to be selected as one in a top 20 group that are uber talented…amongst many (many!!) of the other 400 submissions.

Thanks for popping in…Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Supplies: Technique Tuesday “Say it: Hello”, Claudine Hellmuth Popsicle sticks, Lawn Fawn Die “A Birdie Told Me”, Scotch Washi tape, Hero Arts Snow Layering Paper, Hero Arts Black Dye ink, scoring board, stylus, and sewing machine.