A Sweet Little Set!

Hello crafty friends–today, I’m sharing a cutie lil’ Taylored Expressions set of note cards and envelopes to send . 🙂 Just yesterday, I was able to take full advantage of a snow day and get many handmade cards ready to send to friends and family. It is something that always lifts my mood. 🙂

I hope you have found some inspiration over on the Taylored Expressions blog this past week with all the great sets the Creative Team has made–I have for sure! 🙂

I used TE’s Give Me a Sign set for these cute little critters. I simply cut up some cardstock strips to add a little color behind the sweet tags.

I added a smidge of Glossy Accents to each to make their cute noses.

For the envelopes, I used the recently released Mini Mail. I colored them simply with colored pencils.

This little fox might be my favorite. ❤

Or maybe this cutie giraffe? Ha! 🙂 Who am I kidding, I think they are all adorable! I also like that you can switch up the critters and sentiments–so many possibilities!

Give me a tag and some kraft cardstock, and I could be set for a long while. 🙂

Because these little guys are not too large, they are easily colored quickly with Copic Markers.

I also used a little quick stencil work on the envelopes for fun.

I think they all came together for a sweet little set, ready to address and send! 🙂

I stamped these all with Oreo ink and colored them in with Copic Markers. I die cut and scored the card panels with the strips of cardstock, adding the sweet tags on top with some twine.

Also, one other fun little tidbit, before I share my supplies… An opportunity to order a personalized stamp for all the projects you put so much love into! ❤

There is a TE Pop Up shop where you can order your own personalized stamp? I was so excited to be gifted this one from TE. I am thinking I might need to order another… wink wink. 🙂

The Personalized Pop-Up Shop goes through this Sunday, February 3rd, so make sure to order your own today! There are 4 different designs to choose from and you can customize the stamp with your name, website, etc. Click here to get more details and to order your stamp today!

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below:

Bear Card:

Raccoon Card:


Giraffe Card:


Fox Card:

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you are inspired to make a handful of cards and send them out to brighten the mailboxes of your friends and family as well.

Also, be sure to check out the TE Blog! I’ll see you back here soon to celebrate the next forthcoming release from Taylored Expressions! 🙂

Jill

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Great Job!

Happy Friday! Sending along this cutie little card I popped into my son’s lunch box the other day. The googley eyes get him every time! Love me some fun Paper Smooches! ❤

How’s this for patterned paper use? Whoohooo! 🙂

Paper Smooches: School Icons, Notebook BasicSmarty PantsPineapple Crush (**Pencil Dies is a good sub for the School Icons dies.)

Check out the Paper Smooches Blog and follow along with the latest there! 🙂

Thank you for stopping by!  🙂

Jill

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Love Ya Bunches

Happy Monday! We received quite a lot of snow this past weekend! I thought I’d pop in here and shake it up a bit with a  Taylored Expressions card!

The only thing better than a shaker card is a rainbow shaker card!! Love these little shaker bits from TE…they are called Hello Sunshine Shaker Filling–too fun!!

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below:

Be sure to check out the TE Blog and follow all the great posts there too! Now, go shake up your Monday!!

Jill

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Hello Honey

I cannot stand the cuteness of the Paper Smooches bees!! Each and every one of them I just adore! BEEcause they are adorable! ❤

I colored these guys and their little beehive there with Copic Markers and added them all to these die cut patterned paper elements. 2018 was the year I tried to use more purple….TRIED. And 2019 is the year I try to use more patterned paper. Because I may or may not have a *few* sheets of it.

Paper Smooches: Bee MineBee Mine Icon DiesDuo Die 4Hearts Dies. ❤

Buzz over to the Paper Smooches Blog and follow all the PS Team inspiration!

Thank you for stopping by–have a great weekend! We are in for a big snowstorm here!

Jill

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By Us As Us

Hola! I thought I’d pop in with a quick post sharing a cutie lil’ Taylored Expressions card!

I just get such a kick out of so many TE sentiments and I want to use THEM ALL at once! Ha!! 🙂

Too funny right? I know I have some friends like this, and we can carry on and laugh hysterically to ourselves about nonsense. ❤  

Sarcasti-chick is a hoot! And I super love these little Punny Notes Valentine critters! I stamped these with Oreo ink and colored them in with Copic Markers, and die cut them out. After I stenciled the die cut card panel, I added some stitching, popped the little critters on the card and added their frames. In the final second, I threw a little tiny felt heart on there at the bottom to button it all up. Too cute! 🙂

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below:

Also, be sure to check out the TE Blog! Have a great night! 🙂

Jill

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Glad We Met

We are almost to the weekend people–we’re going to make it! 🙂

Today, I’m here to share my Friday Paper Smooches card, and I just really enjoy this one because I ❤ this sentiment!! And crazy because I don’t think I had ever stamped it before? ♥️. Well, you know what I’m going to be stamping on all the things now, right? 🙂

I die cut all the elements and then adhered them all down on the lil’ notebook die cut. I thought I’d foam mount that, but then I decided I’d rather stitch it down instead. So there you have it. All added to a scored panel. 🙂

Paper Smooches: Notebook BasicWord BubblesHearts DiesLovely Thoughts

Pop over to the Paper Smooches Blog and follow all the latest Design Team projects there!

Thank you for stopping by!  🙂

Jill

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Hello, Hello!

Hello-Happy Thursday! Just popping in with a quick card I made to get my crafty mind working. 🙂

I felt like using a pink and a minty/pool blue/green. I apparently had mint chocolate chip on my mind. 🙂 So I stamped those colors and then overlaid with grays for the gradient. It wasn’t my very best stamping, but I ran with it. 🙂 I think I’ll try to find a brighter color for each next time.

I stamped everything, scored the panel and added the stitching to finish it all off! Kept it simple. I never know if I should add more? But I think if I debate it too long, the answer is always no. Ha! 🙂

This stamp set is from the Stamp Market and it is called Hello Hello. 🙂 (I think it must be retired because I cannot find a link to share.)

Have a great day today! I’ll be back here tomorrow with a new card. TGIF!

Jill 🙂

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Adoring You, SOA

Hello–Today I am sharing a couple of cards for Catherine Pooler’s Adoring You Stamp of Approval Collection! I had a couple sets to work with and I combined them both with Catherine’s fun inks!!

For this card, I used the following ink colors available HERE:  Aquatini, Suede Shoes, Coral Cabana, Shea Butter, Black Jack, Grass Skirt and Green Tea. Phew! That was a lot! 🙂 

Those birds are definitely love birds, wouldn’t you say? ❤ For this card, I stamped all the images and sentiment, scored the base panel and stitched it to a card base.

Next up, I have this little anniversary card that is sweet, simple and more on the graphic side. 🙂

For this card, I used Suede Shoes, Sand Castle and Coral Cabana inks from Catherine Pooler. The Coral Cabana color is new to me, and I quite enjoy it! Again, I stamped all the images and then added a couple little cardstock strips before adhering and stitching it all together. I finished this card off with a little twine. 

Fun how it turned out–I almost binned it. 🙂

These cards are both made with the new Stamp of Approval stamp sets: Happy Together Stamp Set & the Congratulations Sentiments Stamp Set.

A crafty thank you to Catherine for having me along to celebrate her latest SOA release! Be sure to check out the shop HERE for more fun and the latest scoop!

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

Happy stamping!

Jill 🙂

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A Cute Card and SUPER FUN News!

It’s a new week and a New Year and I think I finally got some things crossed off my list today? It’s been nutty around here, to say the least! 🙂

I’m sharing a card I made today with the cuties from Neat & Tangled’s Lumberjack Love set. 🙂 I colored them for the last Daily Marker 30 challenge and last night they stumbled back onto my desk–I figured it was a sign I should make this card. ❤

I colored them with Copics and die cut them out, adding them to a simple card base that I scored and stitched. My fave! ❤ Plus, I mean, pun. Enough said. 😉

I’m thinking I will save this one for my husband on Valentine’s Day…shhhhhhh 🙂

Saving the most exciting part for last! I’m sharing the exciting news that I am joining the Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine’s 2019 Creative Team!!!

Oh my heavens!! I cannot wait til all their talent rubs off on me!! 🙂 How fortunate I am to have this amazing opportunity?! I am truly still flabbergasted to join these talented ladies and the SCT Publishing and Editorial team, while they all make magic with paper, words, and fantastic photography!  Elated beyond words that can express my joy!!!! And excited to share the news here–yay! Thank you so very much SCT!! ❤ ❤

I hope you all will follow along over there –especially by checking out the printed issues that can be mailed to you with a subscription or you can find them at Barnes and Noble too! You can follow the SCT Blog HERE and check out the latest issue HERE as well.

It was truly a highlight of 2018 for me to have a handful of my cards in their issues, and now here I am, part of the Creative Team! eeeeeeeeeep!

Thank you all for *listening* to my excitement and have a great week! ❤

Jill 🙂

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Miss You

Happiest first Friday of the New Year! Hope you are all having a great year so far. 🙂

Today, I’m sharing this sweet little Paper Smooches card.

For this card, I scored the base and then added all the die cuts inside the simple frame. I put two layers of the skyline and a few more layers of the hearts to make that stand up taller. Love how this one turned out. I also very much-loved sending this. ❤

Paper Smooches: Super 2Scallop Frame DieHearts DiesAll Year Cheer.

Be sure to pop on over to the Paper Smooches Blog and follow all the latest Design Team inspiration there!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a fantabulous weekend! 🙂

Jill

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