Sending Happy Thoughts!

It is raining cats and dogs here for the next 24 hours at least, so I thought I’d pop in and share a few more rainbows using the new Rainbow Turnabout from Concord & 9th!

This rainbow stamp is called Rainbow Turnabout (you can find it HERE)! πŸ™‚ The sentiment is from the Tropical Vibes Turnabout stamp HERE.

I thought it would be fun to mix up the colors of inks this go round. I think they both turned out fun and just slightly different. πŸ™‚

A smidge of pastel/retro maybe? πŸ™‚

Once again, here is a Pro Tip from my friend Cheryl, that will change your world using this Rainbow Turnabout stamp:

Mount this stamp on a new cutting plate from your die cut machine or on the old Fiskars Stamp Press or the like. It works sooooo much easier than trying to use this turnabout on the Misti. My friends experienced many trials and errors with Misti and once we tried this plate thing: Ba Bam! So much easier! πŸ™‚ Genius, Cheryl!! ❀

I’m going to pop these in the mail ASAP! πŸ™‚

I used my favorite Hearts from Paper Smooches HERE. It’s in the die set called Hearts. πŸ™‚ ❀

The die around the outside that creates the lines is called Lawn Fawn: Just Stitching Double Rectangles Dies HERE.

Check out my previous Rainbow Turnabout stamp cards HERE and another C9 post HERE.

Supplies:

Thanks for stopping by today! I’m hoping to see a REAL rainbow after all this rain ends. Yikes!


Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

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Taylored Expressions: Teacher and Grad Release!

Welcome to another great release celebration forΒ  Taylored Expressions!Β All the new products will be available over at Taylored Expressions tomorrow, April 28th.

This release is full of goodness to celebrate Teachers and Grads! This year, I think the Graduates need a little extra love. So many events and celebrations of their last year have been cancelled. I can’t imagine what that feels like. And the teachers–goodness, they have been thrown for so many big loops! SO–let’s shower them with goodness!

This first card is a rainbow of goodness to thank my son’s teacher this year.Β  I used the new Tag Team Teacher set. I completely adore this pencil… really, this whole set! It coordinates with the Tag Dies and oh how cute I can make a bunch of those QUICK!

I used a plethora of TE Inks and just made quick work of this rainbow action, careful to clean the stamp with the Stamper’s Spritz cleaner well between each color.

I can’t wait to stamp a bunch with the set! It’s a good one that’ll I’ll be using A LOT! ❀

Next up, I used the new Flip the Script-Grad, coupled with the new Inside Scoop Grad.Β  This little mortarboard works swimmingly with the cards in this release to create a stack of cards in a jiffy! I decided to use it on it’s own with the Masking Stripes stencil, just to mix it up a bit.

I used Blueberry ink with differently applied pressure using the TE Blender Brushes. It’s simple to create a gradient look if you just pay attention to what you’re doing. Sometimes if I am blending, and I get distracted, all the stripes end up basically the same tone. Ask me how I know… πŸ™‚ ha!

Here’s the inside of this card–the Inside Scoop Grad set has so many delightful sentiments of encouragement and inspiration! I just blended a little ink on the background there to give it a little something something. πŸ™‚

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

Tag Team Teacher card:

GradΒ card:

All these products are available tomorrow, Tuesday, April 28thΒ over at Taylored Expressions! And Taylored Expressions is offering a free Black & White 6×6 Paper Pack with orders of $50 or more. ❀

Find the TE Blog Post HERE for today with more inspiration! ❀

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you staying well and enjoying some extra time getting crafty!

Take care πŸ™‚

Jill

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Rainbows of Kindness!

Hope you all are having a good day! I thought I’d pop in and share a few cards I made using the new Rainbow Turnabout from Concord & 9th! And then a few more cards… πŸ™‚

Always good stuff coming out from Concord & 9th! This set is called Rainbow Turnabout (you can find it HERE)! πŸ™‚

The sentiment is from the Sunshine Turnabout stamp HERE.

Love this sentiment! πŸ™‚

Pro Tip from my friend Cheryl, that will change your world using this Rainbow Turnabout stamp:

Mount this stamp on a new cutting plate from your die cut machine or on the old Fiskars Stamp Press or the like. It works sooooo much easier than trying to use this turnabout on the Misti. My friends experienced many trials and errors with Misti and once we tried this plate thing: Ba Bam! So much easier! πŸ™‚ Genius, Cheryl!! ❀

And then there is Happiness! I know who I am sending this one to! πŸ™‚

I stamped the sentiment in Black Versafine and clear heat embossed over top. That is all on vellum.

The little heart strip I used I just love and it’s from Paper Smooches HERE. It’s in the die set called, again appropriately, Hearts. πŸ™‚ ❀

Here is another set of cards I made recently with the C9 Rainbows. This is from the set called Brighter Days and you can get just the Brighter Days stamps HERE or the stamps and dies HERE.

I made these and mailed them out immediately. ❀ Love how quick they came together and I added some scoring and stitching, (shocking, I know!), and out the door!

And lastly, here is one more card I sent to say thank you for your kindness. I have really appreciated so many things from friends and family during this interesting time in our world. For this card, I used Concord & 9th’s Thank You for Being set HERE and Taylored Expressions Frame in Frame die HERE.

This one works great for mailing. πŸ™‚

Check out my previous C9 post HERE using theΒ Special Delivery set. Cute cute!

Supplies:

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope your day is a good one.


Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

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Sunny Days Ahead!

Today I am joining the fun over at Simon Says Stamp for the new Sunny Days Ahead release!! It’s a release to celebrate all the season is bringing!

I am using the NEW SSS Stencil called Grad Caps Stencil and you can find it HERE. I also used SSS Basic Rectangles dies–which really are a staple on my desk. πŸ™‚

I used Nuvo Glitter Paste (find it HERE) for the sparkle on the stencil after I blended on some light blue ink. It sparkles in such a fun way in person, but photos never quite capture it! πŸ™‚

I also used Concord & 9th’s Simple Serif Alpha Dies andΒ Paper Smooches New Beginnings 2 (for the small sentiment).

I think this turned out fun and a little different than a typical grad card. I am looking forward to popping in the mail next month. πŸ™‚

Here are the Simon Says Stamp products and others I used again:Β 

SSS Grad Caps Stencil

SSS Basic Rectangles dies

Nuvo Glitter Paste

Concord & 9th’s Simple Serif Alpha Dies

Paper Smooches New Beginnings 2

Thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me along to join in the Sunny Days Ahead release! Be sure to check it all out >> HERE <<. I hope you are getting ready to celebrate the Grads in your life! They need it! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Stay safe.

Take care–Jill

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Honey Bee Stamps: 5 UnBEElieveable Years!

Hello –Happy Weekend! There is a new release over at Honey Bee Stamps!!! It full of fun birthday goodies and SO much more! It’s full of Birthday because Honey Bee Stamps is celebrating their Fifth Birthday!! Happy Birthday to Honey Bee Stamps!!

Check out all the happenings and start on the hop by heading over to the Honey Bee Stamps blog HERE. πŸ™‚

Today, I am sharing the new Circle Thin Frames | Honey Cuts and the new Friend stamp set. This quickly turned into one super fun card that I cannot get enough of! The bonus is: I have all these circles cut now to make so many more! πŸ™‚

This is just the coolest new die!! πŸ™‚

I die cut this from all different colors of cardstock and then pieced them all together. There are 22 circles, if I am not mistaken. I know this because every time I cut a color, I would flip them over and number them from the inside out with a pencil on the backside. It does save time when you then want to piece them all together. I usually just wing it and grab them as I go, but this was a much speedier process. I think I only used 19 layers on this card though. πŸ˜‰

I then added this sentiment from the Friend stamp set. I thought it would be fun to arrow it to the center. Something different! πŸ™‚


This card is fun to send for any day, don’t you think? πŸ™‚

Giveaway! **Honey Bee Stamps be offering a $25 Gift Card as a giveaway. Be sure to hop & comment to be entered for a chance to win!***

Here’s the new Honey Bee StampsΒ goodies I used with links:

Next up on the Honey Bee Stamps hop is Arjita Singh –be sure to hop on over!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have some new ideas for making cards and have fun shopping here: Honey Bee Stamps.

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

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Some EH Fun!

Happy Friday! I thought I’d just share a few cards I made recently, all in one post. I stamped this little apple from Ellen Hutson’s Everyday Doodles by Julie Ebersole (and sentiment from Everyday Punnies) and colored it in many moons ago with some Zig Clean Color watercolor markers. I usually use these markers on Bristol Paper.

This sentiment completely cracks me up!

Very simple to create. Between the font and the simplicity, I ❀ it! πŸ™‚

Next up, I used Ellen Hutson’s Conductor of Light set that I recently acquired from a friend. It was like Christmas in March! πŸ™‚

Again, super simple, but effective. I wanted a couple of cards to mail over to school to say Thank You and to keep on keepin’ on! πŸ™‚

And then I made one in blue, because that is my son’s school’s color!Β  Turned out fun too!

I thinkΒ  this sentiment is perfectly fitting for these times.

So there you have it…some VERY quick and simple cards to get you going and pop some cards in the mail this coming week. (These cards are all 4 bar.) I find that the simple cards are often delightful and make it doable to get cards in the mail. ❀ I think I’ve about seven dozen during this odd, odd time. Hoping it brings some smiles.

Here’s all the Ellen Hutson products and links again:

Ellen Hutson’s Everyday Doodles by Julie Ebersole

Ellen Hutson’s Everyday Punnies by Julie Ebersole

Ellen Hutson’s Conductor of Light by Julie Ebersole

Zig Clean Color watercolor.

Bristol Paper

Have a good weekend! πŸ™‚

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Hello!

Hello! I wanted to share another fun card I made withΒ Paper SmoochesΒ β™₯️!! πŸ™‚

I had to use one of my fave Hellos from Paper Smooches: The Hallow Hello Die. I made this happy card to pop in the mail!

I also used the Patterns Stencil from Paper Smooches…..lots of fun patterns and options to use on this one! πŸ™‚
Hope this inspires you to get crafty and mail a card to someone who needs a smile too! πŸ™‚

Paper Smooches product links: Hallow Hello Die and Patterns Stencil.

Check out a previous post with another Hello card HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! ❀

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

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Taylored Expressions: Mother’s Day Release!

Welcome to a fun new release celebration for  Taylored Expressions! All the new products will be available over at Taylored Expressions tomorrow.

This release is full of goodness to celebrate Mom’s and SO MANY others in our lives. It’s a lovely release with lots of florals and fun sentiments. Let’s get this party started!

This first card is a lovely burst of Spring with this sweet Doodle Flowers Background. This could be colored soooo many different ways…or watercolored, or embossed or…endless possibilities.

How sweet is this Doodle Flowers Background stamp?! Goodness: ❀ ! I colored it with Copic markers and added the sentiment. Fun and easy to do. The Building Blocks for Her are awesome because you can personalize it for so many different people.

Next up, I used the new Bouquet Whimsy. This is a lovely and super versatile set. There are coordinating dies that I used on a second card (down below), but not on the first. This one I kept very simple. When I finished this, I thought this would make a great card set to gift someone, making a handful of cards to include varying this design simply to create a couple different versions to include.

I love a clean and simple card and using the TE Rectangle Masking stencils and then stamping inside that made this easy to do. I enjoy how it turned out, especially after blending in a soft yellow background with the TE Blender Brushes.

This second card, I used both Bouquet Whimsy and the new Just Vine Background—This new Just Vine Background is moving into my top 10 backgrounds very quickly! πŸ™‚

I stamped these flowers a couple times adding a little darker inks along the sides. You can even highlight this further simply with some Copic Markers and colored pencils if you’d like. (I didn’t do that on this card.)

I put a layer of vellum over top to stamp and heat emboss the sentiment on after everything was all done. This is such a sweet card in the end.

Next up, I focused on the Just Vine Background mostly to create this card. I stamped it with three different colored inks. Starting with Granny Smith and Cilantro and then cleaning the stamp and stamping it all with a layer of Pineapple to smooth in the gaps. I was amazed at how it turned out. πŸ™‚

I added the little flowers and dots from the Bouquet Whimsy set, followed by a few splatters of paint and the background panel was done. I decided I had to use this very funny (and OH SO TRUE) sentiment from the Inside Scoop-For Her set on the front of the card. πŸ™‚

Once again, I used the Petite Scallop Rectangle dies (which I use extremely often, you may have noticed. πŸ˜‰ ) I added some stitching and twine and all done. I think this card is a trip! I know many friends that would appreciate this one immensely– ha! πŸ™‚

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

Happy Birthday Mom card:


Hello There card:


Hello card:

Someday card:


All these products are available tomorrow, Tuesday, April 14th, over at Taylored Expressions! This release is just lovely! ❀ πŸ™‚

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you are finding crafting time as therapeutic as I am.

Take care πŸ™‚

Jill

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Thinking of You

Yay for the weekend! I’m here to share a fun card using some sweetΒ Honey Bee Stamps!

I have been mailing a lot of cards and decided I needed some simple Thinking of You cards without a lot of bulk to replenish my stash and keep it going! So this little ditty fit the bill. Sweet, simple and fairly swift to make. πŸ™‚

This card uses Honey Bee Stamps: Heartfelt Stamp Set, Rainbow Wishes and Scallop A2 dies.

I stamped the hearts out with different colors of ink and then stamped the sentiment on a strip of cardstock to mount it, giving it all a little oomph. I didn’t want too much though. πŸ™‚

I die cut it out with the A2 Scallop frame and added some Bokeh Lights Confetti.

Honey Bee Stamps:

Heartfelt Stamp Set stamp set

Rainbow Wishes stamp set

Scallop A2 dies

Bokeh Lights Confetti

Hope you have some to make a few cards and mail them out this week too! πŸ™‚

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

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United We Craft!

Today I am joining the fun over at Simon Says Stamp HERE for a UNITED WE CRAFT party!! Yessssss!

There is sure to be lots of inspiration to keep us all busy while we stay home and hopefully do some crafting, cardmaking, scrapbooking…or whatever is your fave! πŸ™‚

Today I used the Simon Says Stamp Spinning Circle and the Just Because Word Mix 2. This one turned out so fun and cheerful!

I die cut all the colors from the Spinning Circle, pieced it together, and then stamped the Word Mix 2 (combo of stamp and die HERE.) on some vellum before heat embossing it. I glued it on top of the Spinning Circle. Then added everything to a scored and stitched panel before adhering it to a card base. So fun!

Just a note of cheer! πŸ™‚

Here are the Simon Says Stamp products I used again: Spinning Circle and the Just Because Word Mix 2.

Thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me along to join the United We Craft Party! I am busy at home with all the things and hope to get more crafting in. I’ve also enjoying chatting with crafty friends when we craft. Thank goodness for technology! ❀

Craft on friends! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend ahead!

Take care–Jill

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