A Few Bucks…

Hello and Happy Friday! Hope you are cozy in your neck of the woods. 🙂

Today, I’m sharing this cutie lil’ Paper Smooches card with the cutest lil’ reindeer EVER!! 🙂

Oh my word! I squeak when I see his cutie little self! 😉

I thought it would be funny to include a “few bucks” making this sentiment extra punny. It would also be fun to put three of these cuties on a card and use the same sentiment….right?! ❤

I colored him with Copic Markers for the Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge–last day today! I scored this panel, added a few paint splats, and added the money and reindeer before stitching it all down. This kind of card just makes me SMILE! ❤

Such a fun holiday set from Paper Smooches: Santa PawsSanta Paws Icons. ❤

Here’s a link to the ever fun Paper Smooches Blog!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great wintry weekend! 🙂


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December Release Countdown, Day 2 from Technique Tuesday!

Welcome to Day TWO of Technique Tuesday’s December Release Countdown! Today I’m sharing a festive little number with snowy-wintry-goodness vibes!

This is made with the soon to be released Joyous Juniper Stamp Set. If you enjoy the Greenhouse Society stamps, this one does not disappoint! (*Links will work when the new products are released tomorrow, December 1st)

For this, I white heat embossed the  Joyous Juniper Stamp Set on kraft cardstock and then added a plethora of splatter! Love how this evokes a winter filled day to me. The sentiment is beyond perfect for this card. Of course, I finished it off with some stitching and a white card base. 🙂

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

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

And be sure to follow the new release over at the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE! There you can hop to all the posts from the Design Team! 🙂

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 December Release Countdown

Today we are sharing Day One of the Technique Tuesday countdown to the new December release!! 🙂

Today I am sharing a cute one using the forthcoming Beau and Beatrice Beaver Stamp Set and coordinating dies, Beau and Beatrice Beaver Crafting Dies. I colored these cuties with Copic Markers. The fun puns crack me up!  (Links will work on December 1st, release day.)

I think you’re Gnaw-Some! 🙂

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

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

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill 🙂

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Exciting News Today!

I have exciting news to share today!! I am joining the awesome Taylored Expressions Design Team! I am so looking forward to all the fun ahead with this amazing group of designers! What a treat!! 🙂 I had great fun volunteering at Stamp Joy last Fall and could not be more excited for this opportunity to work with everyone and everything TE! ❤To celebrate, I wanted to make a card to share today. We have been out-of-town for the holiday, and we lost power last night, so I am a smidge behind, but nothing can dull my excitement today! 🙂

I adore Taylored Expressions felt, so I thought it fitting to use some today! 🙂 I reverse scored the panel before cutting it partially with the TE Flap Stacks. I cut it partially, and flipped it over and cut it again, because I wanted the rectangle, but I did not want the flap for this card. 😉 After, I glued and stitched all the hearts and sentiment on, I then stitched the whole lot onto the panel. Lots of love and thanks! ❤

A HUGE Thank you to Taylor and her awesome team on the home front in Iowa! My neighbors! Big hugs to the TE Design Team for being so warm and welcoming to a newcomer. ❤

I look forward to sharing the forthcoming NEW Taylored Expressions RELEASE with you soon!! I have been very busy this past month crafting my little heart out! 🙂

Below is my list of TE products–the Thanks die is not exactly the same as what I used, but in the same vein. 🙂

Thank you for stopping by today and I look forward to sharing more soon! 🙂


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Warm Wishes!

Good Morning!! It’s a great day to share this cozy Warm Wishes Paper Smooches card, because we have a SNOW DAY here!!! The snow is now tapering off, but my son is still excited to extend his Thanksgiving break to 6 days! Ha!!

I thought this was a fun way to use this sweet little Paper Smooches Mitten die. 🙂 It was a little tricky to get all those little yellow stitches on there, but in the end, totally worth it. I scored the panel to give it some texture, but it doesn’t show up super duper in these photos. Then I finished it all off with some stitching. 🙂

I hope your neck of the woods is cozy and warm today. ❤

Paper Smooches: Embroidery Hoop DieWarm Wishes DieMitten Die.

You can head over to the Paper Smooches Blog and check out the latest there!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great week! 🙂


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I love You THIS Much!

I am soooo glad it is Friday! Yay! That means I’m here to share a fun and super cute lil’ Paper Smooches card!

I added a touch of Copic Marker color to this snowman and die cut him out. I watercolored the base panel and then stamped the sentiment on top and white heat embossed that. I added some black splats and stitching and called it done. Love how simple and colorful it is. 🙂

This is going in my son’s lunchbox one day when it snows. ❤

Paper Smooches: Freezy Fellas

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 weekend! 🙂


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25 Days of Christmas Tags

Happy Day! Today, I have the good fortune to share a fun tag for Tracey and Technique Tuesday’s collaboration on the 25 days of Christmas Tags! If you haven’t already been there, please be sure to go to my sweet friend, Tracey McNeely’s Blog to check out the entire series up until today, Day 13, and going forward.

I’m sharing a tag with one of my favorite Technique Tuesday sets,  String of Lights Stamp Set colored with Copic Markers.

Gah! Love these lights! This is not Copic friendly paper, so I rolled the dice to try to blend out the colors a smidge, and it worked! I normally blend like crazy, but I just had to keep myself in check so the colors did not bleed. I love how this turned out!

Psssst…There is a Progressive Sale going on over at Technique Tuesday right now HERE! Select items are now 50% off, (Nov 11 – 17: Discount increases to 50% off with coupon code GoodLuck18). If you really want something on your list, I recommend snagging it now. Ask me how I know, ha! I’ve learned the hard way in the past. Because once it’s gone, it’s gone! Be sure to read all the current info HERE about the sale. There a dozens of fun sets to grab–one of my crafty friend faves is THIS one.

Also, you can check out the NEW products from Technique Tuesday HERE! And follow along weekly over at the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and big HUGS to Tracey for rocking another year of hard work to celebrate Tags at Christmas–my faves! 🙂

Jill 🙂

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Thank You

Thanks for stopping by today! I’m here sharing a new Paper Smooches card. I can never ever have enough Thank You cards ready to roll! 🙂

I die cut everything and adhered it down, and then die cut the die cuts to complete the card. I also did some embossing with the cross stitch die before adding some final stitching to the panel. 🙂

I thought this turned out so bright and cheerful! 🙂

Paper Smooches: Thank You DieFlower Frame diesDeco Edge DiesStitched Square Die

Be sure to check out the Paper Smooches Blog for new inspiration everyday!

Have a great weekend!


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I Miss Your Face

Hello and Happy Friday–hope your Halloween was a good one! We have too much candy here now, but it will be dispersed down different avenues and be long gone soon. 🙂

Today, I’m sharing this sweet Paper Smooches card. I LOVE this sentiment and wanted to keep it simple. 🙂

I die cut the hearts from felt and added them on with some stitching. Then I stamped the sentiment simply and added some scoring lines to finish off the panel.

I just love the sweet simplicity of it. 🙂 But I do laugh at how long it takes to come to this simplicity sometimes? Haaaaa! 🙂

Paper Smooches: Hearts Dies and Fun & Flirty.

Here’s a link to the ever fun to see Paper Smooches Blog!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great autumn weekend! 🙂


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Technique Tuesday Release Day! November!

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

For this card, I used the new Technique Tuesday set, Christmas Cocoa Stamp Set! I cannot tell you how excited I was about this stamp set! Merry Peppermint EVERYTHING!! 🙂

I colored all the elements with Copic Markers and then masked it off with a Molotow pen. After that I blended on Distress Oxide inks and added water and lots of paint spatters. The cute snowflakes are from a new release Dani Deer set, as well. I finished it off with some stitching and it’s ready to send to all my peppermint loving friends! ❤

Be sure to head over the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE so you can check out everyone’s November projects. I always get excited to see what everyone else makes–they are always good! 🙂

(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 November products from Technique Tuesday HERE!  🙂

Thanks for stopping by again today! Have a Fantastic November! 🙂

Take care–Jill 🙂

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