October Release Countdown, Day 2 from Technique Tuesday!

Welcome to Day TWO of Technique Tuesday’s October Release Countdown! Today’s is as fun as yesterday’s!

Today I used the VERY soon to be released Bow on the Border Die. This bow is so bold it really holds a card all on its own—fabulousness! It’s great for the holidays, but I think I like it more for anytime of the year! 🙂 The sentiment is from the new String of Lights Stamp Set. (*Links will work when the new products are released tomorrow, October 1st)

I die cut the bow on the border of a panel and inlaid the patterned paper, tying a gift tag on. I was intending to make a birthday card, but then this red and white striped card happened and then it became about the holidays. ❤

Be sure to check out the NEW product from Technique Tuesday HERE! (The new product shown above will be available via the link tomorrow, October 1st! 🙂

(If you missed my post yesterday, click HERE to head over there next!)

And follow the new release over at the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE! There you can hop to all the Design Members’s posts to see their projects! 🙂

I’ll catch you back here again tomorrow for RELEASE DAY and another card!

Thanks for stopping by! Jill 🙂

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Technique Tuesday: Day 1 of the October Release Countdown

Today we are showing Day One of the Technique Tuesday countdown to the new October release! Oh happy day! 🙂

Today I am sharing a FAVE of mine from the NEW String of Lights Stamp Set colored with colored pencils. Holiday lights are one of my favorite iconic images for the holidays and I was sooooo happy to see these new stamps!! (Links will work on October 1st, release day.) I have another card to share another day with these cute lights.

I colored the lights with colored pencils. I haven’t used my pencils in a long while, so I fear my skills are needing to be dusted off. Not completely loving how this card ended up, now that I see it in a photo. But that’s half the fun: Improving and practice! LOVE these lights!!

Be sure to check out the NEW products from Technique Tuesday HERE! (The new product above will be available via its link on October 1!)

And follow the new release over at the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE! Once there, you can find all the Design Team’s blogs to link to.

I’ll see you back here again tomorrow for another sneak!

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill 🙂

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Happy Friday! Today I have this cute little  Paper Smooches card to share….This cracks me up!! 🙂 I hope it makes you smile too.

I really adore this little snowgirl and then I added the giant glasses to her and could not stop giggling! 🙂

I cut the little Notebook die and added some watercolor and spatters to it. I then die cut the cutie little snowman with all the different colored cardstocks and pieced those together. I stamped the sentiment, added the stitching and adhered it all together.

I mean, this has to brighten a mailbox one day, right? I can’t wait til winter so I can mail it. Or maybe not even winter? We’ll see how long I can hold on to it. 😉

Paper Smooches: Snowman 2 Dies, Slang Gang, Glasses Die, Notebook Basic

Don’t forget to visit the Paper Smooches Blog for something new everyday!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great weekend! ❤


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What’s Brewin’?

Thought I’d catch up on stuff this past week. Alas, the week overflowed and that did not happen. Maybe next week?! 😉

So I’m sharing my Friday Paper Smooches card today! This is a fun one for Fall. Love this little coffee cup.

Looking forward to a warm fall drink–but nothing pumpkin spice for me! 😂🧡

Paper Smooches: Halloween Sampler and Warm Hearts

Hop over to the Paper Smooches Blog!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great rest of the weekend!


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I Only Have Eye for You

Happy weekend! I am behind on sharing my Paper Smooches card this week! I’ve been so busy and preoccupied, I didn’t even realize my post didn’t post. You know things are out of sorts when…

How adorable is this Monster!!? I cannot handle him and his one adorable googley eye!! ❤

This is going in my son’s lunchbox next week. We are celebrating his birthday all weekend long, and I know he’s going to be a in post birthday funk later this week. 🙂 Oh to be a kid! ❤

Paper Smooches: Monster Dies, Postage Stamp Dies, Halloween Sampler

If you haven’t been over to the Paper Smooches Blog lately, be sure to check it out!!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great rest of the weekend! 🙂


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Christmas Blog Hop with Technique Tuesday!

Welcome to an extra fun day of Holiday Hopping fun with Technique Tuesday!

Technique Tuesday released NEW Holiday products in September and August  and we are all celebrating with a mini Christmas blog hop today! TT will be releasing more Christmas products in October and November. LOOK OUT! Some of my favorites are already out and the rest are coming along quick!! Hint: October. Wink wink. And well, November. ha! You can find all the available sets HERE.
For my super cutie little bird cards below, I used Technique Tuesday’s adorable Christmas Birds set!  There are also coordinating dies HERE for them.
For this card, I also used the recently released Cars on the Road Border Die to make the little snow hill.

I colored everything with Copic Markers and to the above card, I added snow drops with Nuvo white drops. It’s so snowy!! Funny because I made this card while I was sweating. LOL! 🙂

For this card, I also colored with Copic Markers and die cut out the pieces. I masked some stripes on the card panel and splattered with some paint. I stamped the sentiment, added some washi and finished it off with some stitching. Love this little bird!! 🙂And of course, because this is about the Holidays AND about fun, Technique Tuesday is offering up a Prize!  They’ll give a Technique Tuesday gift certificate to someone who comments during this mini hop on one of our stops. Comments will be taken until September 20th. The winner will be announced on the Technique Tuesday blog on September 22nd..

You can follow along on the Holiday Hop by following the list below:

**Latisha** <–Hop to next!

Be sure to head over the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE anytime to keep up with the latest news and special information! Don’t forget, you can find all the new holiday products from Technique Tuesday HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy the last bits of summer while you make your holiday cards!

Take care–Jill 🙂

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Take a Deep Breath

This card has perfect timing, as I have been quite overwhelmed these last few weeks. August is the new September, but September is looking equally as crazy.

I just love these little organs on this Paper Smooches card. 🙂

They just make me smile with their sweetness!

I colored them with Copic markers and added them to a stenciled background that I created with a negative die cut.

Paper Smooches: Body Language & Body Language Icon dies

Hop over to the Paper Smooches Blog this weekend! 😉

Thank you for stopping by! Hope you have a relaxing weekend!

Jill 🙂

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September is a month of many things, and one of the fantastic things is: STAMPtember from Simon Says Stamp!

I have the good pleasure of sharing this new stamp set: Birthday Numbers!! Well, perfect timing as our son has his big #8 coming up in September!! He’ll get a kick out of this one. 🙂

How awesome are these big bold numbers!?  I thought this one would like to smile and float! 🙂

I masked & stamped these images all out. Then I colored them with Copic Markers and then masked them off again with Post-its to add the background clouds. I covered the balloons in clear Nuvo. I think I prefer Glossy Accents for this type of application, but I was lucky to just find the Nuvo. LOL.

Fabulousness! There are coordinating dies HERE that you can also use to create with. I think they’d make personalized birthday cards a snap.

Next up, I thought it would be fun to paper piece a “7”:

And of course, the seven wanted some big eyes too! 🙂

For this card, I used a lot of patterned paper, but mostly the stamps make it the party card that it is! So fun!

Be sure to check out  the SSS Blog HERE to get in on all the prize action, links, and PARTY!! 🙂

Thanks for Simon Says Stamp for having me along to celebrate this release! ❤

Check out ALL the STAMPtember goodies HERE!

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your STAMPtember!

Take care–Jill

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Technique Tuesday Release Day! September!

Today is the day for all the new Technique Tuesday September products to be available HERE!

For this card, I used the new Technique Tuesday dies: Amazing Arrows Stamp Set. The die set has five different arrows in it, so get Cupid ready for Valentine’s Day! 🙂 The “love you” die cut sentiment is from the Lovely Lavender dies. So sweet!

I thought it would be fun to line up all the arrows on some rainbow paper and then stitch them down. I added the “love you” as the perfect sentiment for the card.

Be sure to head over the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE so you can check out all the DT’s projects. Sure to be fun to see!

(If you missed my first NEW release post, click HERE. If you missed my post yesterday, Day 2, catch up on that one HERE!)

Also, you can find all the NEW September products from Technique Tuesday HERE!  🙂

Thanks for stopping by again today! Have a FABULOUS weekend! 🙂

Take care–Jill 🙂

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