Sending Sparkly Wishes!

Happy Friday! I hope you have had a great week–it has been an odd one for sure, as I have been off one day all week. So today is Saturday, in my book. But unfortunately, it SO is not. ha! 🙂

Today, I’m sharing this sweet Paper Smooches card!

Ok, that snail and that bee though!! And I just had to have that little snail carry the tooth. ❤ The tooth is in this set and I think it is adorable with that little face! Eeek!! I might leave this for the tooth fairy to give one day. 😉

I added some sparkle which adds some pop to this in person, but doesn’t show up stellar in photos.  🙂

Awwww so sweet!! The New Paper Smooches release is all available HERE now. Don’t miss the fun on the Paper Smooches Blog!! Kim is having giveaways! And I just peeked and there are several of my faves she’s offering up–RUN! 🙂

Paper Smooches: So Fairy Cute, So Fairy Cute dies, Bannerific.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a fantabulous weekend!


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Thanks So Much!

Happy Friday! I hope you enjoyed this week’s Paper Smooches Blog Hop as much as I did! Too cute! 🙂

Today, I’m sharing this colorful Paper Smooches card! I love to make Thank You notes and I thought these new Flaunters dies would be fun to just use on their own. Of course, I’m thinking I’ll use them mostly for frames, but I like to mix it up! 🙂

For this I scored the panel and then die cut it, keeping all the pieces together and organized with a little Post-It tape. Then I just inlaid everything back in.

I love how cheerful it all turned out. ❤ The New Paper Smooches release is all available HERE now. And don’t forget to follow the fun on the Paper Smooches Blog!!

Paper Smooches: Thanks So Much die and Flaunters.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a warm weekend!


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Checkout the SCT Blog Today!

Good Afternoon to you all! I wanted to POP in quick and share that I’m over on the Scrapbook and Cards Today Blog today–Check it all out HERE!

Here’s some sneaks to taunt you 🙂

Wow! Those are close up! No room to hide flaws there! Haaaaa!!

Thanks so much for joining me over at SCT today–my first post and I’m so happy to share some sweet cards full of LOVE and my love of cardmaking! 🙂

You can always check 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

Thank you! ❤

Jill 🙂

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Paper Smooches NEW Release Blog Hop!

Good Morning!! I don’t know about you, but I am WAY excited about today’s news–a NEW RELEASE from Paper Smooches!! Oh happy happy day ♥️!! 🙂

Kim is back at designing new PS goodies and I could not be happier to celebrate myself! So today, we are having a fun Blog Hop to spread the fun! 🙂

Let’s start with a card featuring every new product. The New Release is available this Thursday, February 14th at 10am!

How adorable are they all together?! 😉

I love this mushroom and this sentiment is just the best!! I have nothing else like it! ❤

I die cut all the elements and then arranged and adhered them all down on a scored panel, creating a little scene. To finish it off, I colored the little bee with Copic Markers and die cut him out too. 🙂

Paper Smooches: So Fairy Cute,  Flaunters dies, Bannerific dies, Mushroom dies!

So there you go, a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches FEBRUARY 2019 release!  ONE new stamp sets and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 10:00 AM Central time zone on February 14th.  You will find the new products at their online store once they go live.

To add extra fun to our blog hop…there is a prize!  The prize – a $25. gift code to use at the PS online store.  

Here are the details:

  • Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed below (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning) 
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on February 14th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on February 15th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Here’s the hoppers today! What a FABULOUS group!

Ways to increase your chances of winning:

(which means that you have up to four extra chances to win on each blog)

Did you know that Paper Smooches offers up a fun challenge each month?  Keep an eye on the PS blog for details.

And be sure to follow the Paper Smooches Blog!

Thank you for stopping by and Happy 8th Birthday to Paper Smooches!!!

Next up, be sure to visit Karin-Karin always makes me go awwwwww! 🙂

Jill 🙂

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You’re Turtley Awesome–I Love You!

Happy Friday! Burrrrrr we sure have some cold weather and winds here in the Midwest! 🙂

I’m popping in to share a turtleriffic Paper Smooches card! This little turtle takes my heart every time.  He’s from Courteous Cuties and his coordinating dies are HERE

So cute! 

I colored him with Copic Markers (For Kathy’s Daily Marker 30 Day today! A COMPLETE card!) and added some scoring, patterned paper (2019 goal!) and stitching. Looking forward to tucking him into my son’s lunchbox next week. 🙂

Other Paper Smooches: I Love You die, Word Bubbles.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a warm weekend!


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Taylored Expressions: February Release!

Welcome to Release Day for Taylored Expressions February Release! Are you ready for some cuteness? I am!!

My first card here features the NEW Cutting Edge – Spring cuties, all Copic  colored and die cut out. And then STACKED!! I mean, really–who doesn’t love a cute stack, with them all peeping out of these little port holes?!

I used the new Peaches n’ Cream again–I told you it is my new favorite–shhhh! 😉

Goodness me, too cute! For the background on the panel there, I used the new Folk Art Tulip stencil.

Next up, this adorable little set that is fantastic to share with kids or just keep to yourself. wink wink. It’s called Inky Fingers, and it is super sweet! ❤

Those bunny ears though!! 🙂 I used my fingers to stamp each little body there and filled in the little ears and rays with Copic Markers afterward.

I popped them all into these sweet little Hinged Insta-Frames and made them each shine on their own. I also used the NEW Backstory – Easter Background stamp for the card panel, stamped in Mint.

And as a little something extra special (to me, the completely biased writer here): Here is a sweet little card my son made! Here’s the in progress photo…I’d have cleaned up my desk mat there if I knew we were going to be taking photos and this video to share! It was very impromptu cardmaking here! Ha!

Always picks Candy Corn because it is Orange and it is called Candy Corn! 🙂 He wanted to make a heart of hearts–that is what all those little pictures are. ❤ Just melts me!

I even have a little video of fast motion if you’d like to watch? Here you go:

My hubby took his new card to work–how sweet is all this! ❤ Makes my heart so happy! It’s love inside love inside love! 🙂

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

Stacks of Love:

Thumb Bunny:

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions! And all the new colors! Hooray!!

If you missed my previous posts for Taylored Expressions February Release Week, check those out by these links: Day 1 , Day 2 or Day 3.

Thanks so much for stopping by this week and I hope you have been inspired to celebrate Spring!! 

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Taylored Expressions Release Week: Day 3

Welcome to Day Three of Taylored Expressions February Sneak Peek Week! If you missed my other two posts earlier this week,  I’ll link you up down below. 🙂

Today, I am sharing two cards –the first is showcasing the forthcoming No Drama Llama and Whole Llama Love & the sombrero from Can’t Touch This die set. Such a hoot!!

Urban sombrero anyone? Haaaaa!! 🙂 Stay Weird– ❤ ! Oh and I used all three of the NEW colors!! Peaches n’ Cream, Raspberry Sorbet, and Spearmint! My favorite is the Peaches n’ Cream…but don’t tell the Sorbet. 😉

He is alllll decked out!! I also used the new Geo Quad Background for the llama’s backdrop–stamped in Spearmint. I’m loving this background stamp–use a little or a lot!

Next up, I have this super cutie card using the new Look Who’s Talking. I just squeak every time I see these  cute little bears! 🙂

Eeep! Look at them peeking out! I can’t handle the cuteness!! For this background, I used the new Double Diamond stencil with Cupcake ink. Just loving that little bit of somethin’ somethin’ back there. ❤

Gah! ❤

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

Hello Card:

Stay Weird:

You can check out all these products, make your lists, and then purchase them tomorrow morning, February 7th, at 9 AM CST.Be sure to check out the TE Blog! Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

Also, with the purchase of the 4 products in the Fiesta Friends Bundle, customers will receive the Let’s Talk Edger 1 free. 

If you missed my previous posts for Taylored Expressions Release Week, check those out by these links: Day 1 and Day 2.

Thanks so much for stopping by again today! Come back tomorrow because I’ll be sharing two more cards for Release Day! Hooray! 🙂


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