You’re Good Luck!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I made this card for my son to celebrate today, and I thought I’d pop in quick to share it! πŸ™‚ Such fun!

I colored these little Lawn Fawn cuties back during the Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge, and I’m so glad I did! Because they were just ready to go! πŸ™‚

I’m pretty sure he’s going to ❀ it! πŸ™‚ I’m not sure why I have all these white gel pen blips everywhere, but I must have done that one night in a daze, because it makes me go hmmmmm now! Haaaa!

For this card I used Lawn Fawn’s: You’re Clawsome, and coordinating dies HERE. I used on of my favorite Lawn Fawn Alphabet sets, Milo’s ABCs. This LF Claire’s ABC’s is another good one. πŸ™‚ I also usedΒ Lawn Fawn Jet Black (Copic friendly) Ink, and a White Gel Pen. The patterned paper is Lawn Fawn’sΒ Perfectly Plaid Rainbow. ❀

Hope your weekend is a lucky one!

Take care! Jill πŸ™‚

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Toadally Dude

Happy day to you! Today I’m sharing a Toadally fun Paper Smooches card. πŸ˜‰ I kept this card VERY simple, which is both easy and difficult. I’m sure you can relate if you make cards too.

How fun are these dudes?! I stamped and masked and stamped and masked. I colored them all with Copic Markers in very slightly different ways and added some Glossy Accents to their spots to polish them off before stitching them on.

 

I thought it would be fun to add a punny sentiment, of course. For this card, the little toads are from A Little Lovin, the *Toadally*is from the great punny set Critter Card Puns and the *dude* is from Slang Gang…. Slang Gang was one of my first Paper Smooches sets and it still gets a lot of <3.

Be sure to follow the Paper Smooches Blog for lots of inspiration on how to you mix and match your Paper Smooches stash! I’ve really been enjoying using all the things! πŸ™‚

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great weekend! Happy St. Pat’s!

Jill

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So Very Kind!

Hope you all are having a great week thus far!

I’m popping in to share this card I made with Lil’ Inker’s NEW Release yesterday! This new die is called: So Very Kind Greeting Die. I’m planning to use this a lot as a Thank You card die. I would love it in rainbow!

I’m not sure how I ended up with this color combo. Ha!! I was making lots of navy thank you cards the other night, and so I think this was on my desk. I needed one in a female version, so I guess I grabbed some bright pink! πŸ™‚

After inlaying the die and all its bits (be sure to keep track of them carefully because there are some small ones πŸ˜‰ ), I added some scoring lines and stitching to the panel. I then adhered it all backed with fun foam. Such a fun die! πŸ™‚ All in one— ❀ that!

I’m also a big fan of THIS stamp! Check out my card I made with it HERE. Still LOVE love love those stripes! πŸ™‚

Thank you to Lil’ Inker for gifting us these dies and the previously mentioned Ombre Paper pads! ❀ Big fan! πŸ™‚

Thank you for stopping by today–have a great Tuesday! πŸ™‚

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Wild About You

Good Morning!

I’m starting my day standing on an overcrowded train this morning, so here’s hoping the week gets better from here! πŸ™‚

Last night I thought I’d make a quick card. Well, almost two hours later, I finished. πŸ˜‚

But I wanted to use all these critters on this new Hello BluebirdJungle Littles” set. This set was a gift at our recent crafty weekend, and it is full of fun! ❀️

I stamped and masked away, and then colored everything with Copic Markers. My spacing on the ground critters could be a little better, but it’s ok. πŸ˜‰ I like to call this a *one-off-layer* card (because of the card panel, it’s not a one layer πŸ˜‰). I feel like with the advent of dies, I don’t make too many one layer cards anymore? And there’s no room for error when you do! 😬 Ha!!

I made this next card below while on said crafty weekend ;). I wasn’t on my home turf, so no stitching or too many extra details, but I adore this little sloth so much! ❀️ Eeeeep! So cute!

Again, I colored with Copic Markers and then fussy cut him out. I was gifted some twine and patterned paper from my friends Amy, Laurie, and Lisa–and those all worked out perfectly to add a lil’ something. πŸ™‚ Thanks friends!

Well, I think that covers it all for now! Thank you again to Hello Bluebird for this sweet set. Be sure to check out them out HERE and all their cute sets! πŸ™‚

Take care and have a great week!

Jill πŸ™‚

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So Lucky to Call You Friend

I might be the only person excited about Springing the clocks ahead! My son gets up crazy early everyday, and this means that it isn’t quite as early (for the next six months or so), fingers crossed! πŸ™‚

Anyway, I’m popping in to share another card today. I whipped this one up last night using Ellen Hutson’s super cute new set: So Matcha by Julie Ebersole. Julie does it again! ❀

This set is just darling–that’s the best word for it! I colored everything with Copic markers and fussy cut out the images. I stamped the background with a Hero Arts Ombre Pool to Navy pad to create the light to dark on the bamboo. πŸ™‚

As always, I finished this cutie lil’ number off with some simple stitching and Voila!

Looking forward to mailing this very soon! I have a large stack to sit down and address!

Thank you to Ellen Hutson for gifting us these cute sets at our recent crafty get-together! So sweet of you to share your goodness! πŸ™‚

Thanks so much for stopping by again today! Enjoy your Sunday! πŸ™‚

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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More Thanks

The weekend is here! Yay! This past week was jam-packed and I’m ready for a day off!

Today, I’m sharing a bunch of Thank You cards I have made. The rainbow ones I made back in January and never shared. The blue ones I made recently for our PTO at school to give. I tried to use the school colors and keep them manly, because they are all for men!Β  πŸ˜‰

For all these first Thank You cards, I used Concord & 9th’s Many Thanks die and for some I used their Many Thanks Turnabout Stamp. Love that stamp! It makes you want all the turnabouts, right? I quite enjoy the way the peeps at Concord & 9th think–quite inventive!

I scored all these card panels & stitched on the speech bubbles, but neither shows up fantastically in these photos. Hooray for Rainbows 🌈! πŸ™‚

I usedΒ Copic Markers to color these for bulk purposes. Generally speaking, I like to use colored cardstock to cut the letters instead. I’m a purest, I guess. πŸ˜‚! However, sometimes you just need to get some cards made! So I took the quick route on these above.

This next set below, are the “manly” ones for school.

These used both white and a dark blue colored cardstock. As you can see, it worked out one-for-one! So I had nothing leftover. Whoohooo!

Sometimes I used the outline of the speech bubble, sometimes not. Also a fun thing to be about to add or take away. πŸ™‚

This ombre paper above is by Lil’ Inker and I am LOVING it big time! It was gifted to us at our recent retreat. Now I fear I will not use it because I ❀ it so! Ha! It is THIS Ombre Stripes Lil’ Inker pad. Thank you so much, Lil’ Inker! ❀

This patterned paper below was just found in my stash. πŸ™‚ It worked out pretty well too. But it’s no ombre stripe! πŸ˜‰

This two below I used the turnabout stamp to create the background. I used the same gray colored ink pads on both, but to me they look slightly different. Weird. :).

Of course, all my cards were polished off with a little stitching in end.

I’m so glad these all came together. I will definitely be using all these Concord & 9th products regularly around here. I am a sucker for simple fonts and speech bubbles though, so that’s a given! Ha! If I could just work and design faster, they’d be quick work! But I’m not a bulk producer, so I’m ok with the slower pace. πŸ™‚

You can see a “Fall” themed Thank you card I made with these products HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Enjoy your weekend! πŸ™‚

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Rerun with Winnie and Walter!

Hi All! I’m excited to share in the fun over on the Winnie & Walter Blog today, HERE.

Last weekend I was crafting my little heart out with some friends, old and new. Great fun! Admittedly, I did not make many cards, but I have lots of pieces to do so now! πŸ˜‰

Anywho–Winnie and Walter gifted us some very cool products that I cannot wait to use! The best part is I spent the weekend laughing again with ShayΒ  ❀ . Shay is delightful and I adore her sense of humor SO much! πŸ™‚

OK, on with the card for their current Rerun Challenge, yes?

Wow! This Welcome to the Family with Evelin T Designs set is HUGE! So many cute little critters in it and sweet sentiments. AND it’s on SALE! Head over to the W&W Blog for info on that AND a giveaway!

I started with a completely different plan and then ended up with this! πŸ™‚ I also used W&W’s Sketchy Thoughts set. Which, incidentally, might be my favorite Winnie & Walter set of all time. ❀

I used the block stamps and masked off the dimensional part so as to create a frame that I stamped three times, stacking them on each other. I then masked off the “frames” and stamped the bears in those! Cuties! I was loving the black and white, so I refrained from coloring them. I knew it needed something though. Hence, I decided to do more masking with post-it tape and added some Distress Oxide Inks stripes. ( I used THIS W&W stencil, Rugby Stripes this past weekend, and it would be awesome for this!Β  I need to order one, big time!) I was so happy I didn’t smear it or anything. #sweat ! This could have been a one layer card! But I was already using a panel, so let’s call it a *one off* layer card, shall we? πŸ˜‰

(Distress Oxide Colors I used: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, and Fossilized Amber)

Be sure to check out Winnie and Walter’s blog HERE to learn more about this challenge and the discount on ordering this set!Β  Love when you can save some extra money to use on other sets too! Haaahaaa! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

Thank you, Shay, for including me along for this fun! And for all the lovely W&W goodies! Eeeeep! You know the way to a crafty’s heart! ❀

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

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