You Brighten My Day!

I need some sunshine to mail and I saw theΒ  Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge this month: Strawberry, Orange and Lemon–perfection!

Here is my card!

For this, I used two Essentials by Ellen stamps sets: Wonky Backdrops and Warm Fuzzies.I watercolored with Distress Inks: Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin and Mustard Seed. I stamped with Versamark Black ink and clear heat embossed all those. To finish it off, I added some spatters and stitching for texture.

There’s still time to jump in on this Pin-Sights Challenge! I hope to squeeze in another card using this combo–since it is a go-to fave of mine anyway. πŸ˜‰

See you back here tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by!

Jill πŸ™‚

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No. 1 Fan!

Happy Tuesday! A perfect day to share a project I made using a stamp set from Technique Tuesday! It’s from a previous release, but a fave of mine!Β  Technique Tuesday’s Fan-tastic! (That Teri Anderson makes some GOOD GOOD stuff!) πŸ˜‰

I used more of my patterned paper (FTW!) to create this card. After I was done fussy cutting all the layers out, the thought popped in my head to add the blowing “ribbons”.Β  I thought it turned out fun! This was a Father’s Day card for my hubby ❀ .

Be sure to hop over and check out the new stuff from Technique Tuesday HERE!Β  πŸ™‚

Quick and simple today! Have a great Tuesday!

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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because nice matters

Happy Sunday! I hope your day is a great one! I still need to finish my Father’s Day cards…yikes!

I wanted to hop in and share this cutie bear card using the new Paper Smooches Kind Bear Die and the Kindness Sampler! ❀ How fantastic is this sentiment? And how true?  I didn’t think ahead about photographing this one, so the white on white was not a brilliant choice in that regard. However, in person, it looks good! πŸ™‚


I also used the Rose Frame Die and Harlequin Die (dry embossed) for the background. I think it made the perfect frame for this cutie! πŸ™‚

I used colored cardstocks to make the bear, but I also used Copic markers to color his flower. I coated a few bits with Glossy Accents and added some stitching too.

All of the new Paper Smooches June release can be found HERE! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great rest of the weekend!!  πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

 

 

 

Ice Cream fun!

Happy Summer! Just popping in with a couple quicker cards I made last week. It was a crazy week, but I did sneak these in and felt better! πŸ™‚

I used my Zig Clean Color pens to watercolor these in. (Then I photographed them with Copic markers, and I think that is just funny! Shows how time crunched things got.) I finished them with some stitching and some Wink of Stella sparkle. 

I can’t wait to use more of these stamps soon! SO fun! πŸ™‚ I used Avery Elle’s The Scoop. I think this set is delightful, and would also pair awesome with their newer ice cream treat stamp set. I don’t own that one yet, but the treats smile, so I really must some day πŸ˜‰ .

Yum! Happy Summer!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Friday!

Jill πŸ™‚

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Sending Good Vibes

Hola! I ❀ this sentiment from Neat and Tangled! πŸ™‚

I used Neat and Tangled’s stamp set Good Vibes and their stencil Scoops, blending on Distress Inks. I then sprayed it with water to get a little movement, but apparently it wasn’t having it! Haaaa!

I wanted to get in on this month’s Little Tangles Challenge: Color Combo Challenge! Plenty of time for you to join in too! How awesome and tasty is this image below?!Yum! Happy Summer indeed!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

Jill πŸ™‚

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I’m So Glad I Picked You!

Happy FRIDAY! What a week. Phew. 

Today, I’m sharing this floraltastic card using the Garden Blooms dies and the Kindness Sampler! ❀

I laid up some strips of cardstock and then die cut the flowers. I then overlaid the flower outlines on top in white. Finally, I stamped the sentiment as the stem to the flowers, and added some leaves. Fun! 

These flowers are awesome and so versatile! A perfect addition to the PS lineup! πŸ™‚

The new Paper Smooches June release can be found HERE! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!  πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

 

 

 

Naturally Inspired SOA Release Day!

Happy Release day for the Naturally Inspired The Stamp of Approval Collection! You can check out my blog post for the Blog Hop earlier this week HERE. Such rainbowriffic cards there and also links to all the other amazing designers cards! The collection is now SOLD OUT, so be sure to head over to the address below to stay in the loop!

WWW.CPSTAMPOFAPPROVAL.COM

I’m sharing a couple more cards here today to celebrate!!

For this card, I used the Spiro Doily dies, Best Die, and Simply the Best Stamp Set. I used pastel colors, which I do not do often. But in person, they look so soft and sweet. Tricky to photo! πŸ™‚

I loved inlaying this die! Think of all the color combos you could whip up! πŸ˜‰ And I ❀ the Best Die. Perfect font, size and so many uses!

I thought I’d try to “man-up” this collection up a bit. Hence, I made this card:

This one uses the super sparkly Wanderlust Embossing Powder formulated just for this collection! SUPER sparkle!

The main images on this card are from the Medallion Mix-Up Stamp Set. The sentiment is again from the Simply the Best Stamp Set. I also used all Catherine Pooler boldΒ  inks. Those can be found HERE.

I used the inks: Grass Skirt, Lime Rickety, and Melon Ice! Not to mention my a fore mentioned favorite, Tutti Frutti!

I hope you have enjoyed seeing the fun made from this collection’s contents! I sure enjoyed making them! You could craft for days! πŸ™‚

Thank you again for stopping by today! Many thanks again to Catherine Pooler for having me along, and for the team’s help with all the details! It’s been a pleasure hanging with everyone this last month. Be sure to check out Catherine’s Blog HERE for more fun!

I look forward to seeing what everyone creates with this fantastic collection!!

Happy creating!

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins See you there! πŸ™‚