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! 🙂


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Technique Tuesday Release Day! January

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

For this card, I used the new Technique Tuesday set, Beautiful Narcissus. I wish it was Spring suddenly! 🙂 There is a coordinating die (Beautiful Narcissus Crafting Die) as well.

I watercolored this card with my Zig Clean Color markers. It is far from perfect, but that’s watercolor for you– you just have to let it go! 🙂

(ETA ^ photo 😉 )

Be sure to head over the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE so you can check out everyone’s January projects.

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

Thanks for stopping by again today! Happy New Year!! Thanks for all your support during 2018–each comment is a little smile. 🙂

Take care–Jill 🙂

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