Happy Dad’s Day!

Hola! Today I am just popping in to share a couple of cards I made for Father’s Day. πŸ™‚

First up, I have this one using fun Avery Elle goodies:

I have had the AE set The Man for what feels like forever, but I use it, so I keep it. πŸ™‚ The others are the SEA-Prise and the Grand Photo Die (this one is on SALE HERE.).

I thought this one turned out fun with some blending and some foam tape and boom! πŸ™‚ Mailed!

Next, I have this Plaidarific card I made using Taylored Expressions. I used Caps Lock Dad, Dadisms and the recently released Plaid Layering Stencil.

I do love the Plaid Layering Stencil. πŸ™‚

That’s all from me today. Hope your weekend is a good one! πŸ™‚

Take care πŸ™‚Β  Jill

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A handful of cards today!

Happy Sunday! Today I’m just here to share a smattering of cards I’ve made recently. I thought I’d just share them all here at once. Many of these products are still available over at Ellen Hutson , but some were either a promotion or they are retired. I always think you can likely find a substitute if you’re interested in using an idea here as a launching pad. πŸ™‚

First up, I have a couple Avery Elle cards! πŸ™‚

This first one is ready for Father’s Day this year–perfect for my hubby! So shhhhh don’t show him yet. πŸ™‚ It uses the following from Avery Elle:Β Avery Elle Swell Stamp, Burst Elle-Ments, Avery Elle Sea-Prise! Stamps, Avery Elle Celebraytion Stamps (this one for the second card).

(The Happy Father’s Day is from well loved, but much older AE set.)

I colored everything with Copic Markers. The background I stamped with two different inks and pieced it allllll together. So fun how it turned out.

Next up, I created this one with the Burst Elle-Ments from Avery Elle… a long time FAVORITE die! (I used this same die to create the “porthole” above.)

I used pretty much the same Avery Elle goodies here, mixing it up a bit to create a card for our son. This sentiment below is from Avery Elle’s Celebraytion Stamps.

Next up, I have a couple cards using goodies from the Stamp Market: Hello Stencil, Leaves Stencil.

For both of these, I blended on background colors over these fun stencils and then added the Hi and Hellos on top. πŸ™‚

I like this repeating hello in just black and white, but I think coloring it could be super fun too!

Next up, I created a couple Spring Hi Cards. πŸ™‚ These are perfect to pop in the mail!

I always like the yellow and green blend…it never fails me. πŸ™‚

I used some Distress InksΒ and some Distress Oxide Inks.

I had a lot of fun making these cards and I hope you too have some time to create soon!

So fun!Β Here are all the products that are available now and links again:

Avery Elle: Swell Stamp, Burst Elle-Ments, Β Sea-Prise! Stamps, Celebraytion Stamps.

The Stamp Market: Hello Stencil, Leaves Stencil.

That’s all I have for today! Now I am heading outside as we have unusually and VERY unseasonable warm weather here today….before three days of snow. Yikes! πŸ™‚

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Some fun with Avery Elle!

Hello! Popping in today to share a couple cards I made using some fun new Avery Elle products!

This first one features theΒ  Peek-A-Boo Car with the coordinating die. When I saw this car, I just knew it had to drive over to my house! I mean–eeep!! My son is going to love this car and put everyone in it! ha!!

This cutie driver and passenger is from the AE set Peek-A-Boo Pets and coordinating dies. I mean, that cow and chicken! ha! Too cute!!

For this card, I masked off a piece of Bristol paper and blended on some Distress Oxide and Distress Inks. I think splattered on some water and black paint to give it a little texture. I colored the car and critters with Copic Markers on X-press It Blending Card. So fun!!

(A quick note that X-press It Blending Card is 50% off through tonight, June 9 11:59 PST! Use code blending50 to take advantage! Such a great deal. I’m trying not to buy them out myself! Click HEREΒ for the big pack or for the smaller pack HERE. πŸ™‚ If you’ve never tried this blending card, I cannot recommend it more. I use only two cardstocks to color with Copics, and this is one. It blends like butta! ❀ )

Next up, I switched to watercolor. Watercolor always seems like my go-to for underwater things…Logical, right? πŸ˜‰ This card uses the new Avery Elle set CelebRAYtion! Our son is super in Manta Rays right now, and I knew he’d love this fun set!

I used Distress Inks for the watercolored background on this one after white heat embossing the sentiment and images. I kept it fairly simple from there though. πŸ™‚

Looking forward to giving these fun cards and making more! I also can’t wait to get my hands on a few more things Avery Elle recently released….and let’s be honest, things that were released a couple months back too. Trouble! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your Sunday!

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Welcome!

Happy Monday! Hope your week is going well, thus far! Just popping in with a fun little card to send and welcome a new little pup!

awwwww! Love this stamp from Avery Elle Happy Howl-idays, and the letters I arranged using Lawn Fawn’s Harold’s ABC’s. I watercolored this little Frenchie with Clean Color Zig Markers and added some Pretty Pink Posh confetti sequins.Β 

I hope Chewie enjoyed his card. ❀

Well, that is all for now! See you back here later this week! πŸ™‚

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Freshly Made Sketches–Week Two! :)

Hello again! Once again, I’m excited to be a Guest Designer on week two for the Freshly Made Sketches crew! You can check out their fun challenge blog HERE. Lots of great cards to oooh and ahhhh over!! πŸ™‚

And here is this week’s sketch:For this card, I blended on some Distress Oxide ink to Neenah Solar White cardstock and then stamped this Avery Elle image on top. I used this little pencil image to stamp repeatedly on the panel before stitching them all together to finish it off.

If I made this again, I think I’d try and find some simply patterned paper to use vs. the solid persimmon. But who knows! LOL! Either way, I thought this would be fun to give to someone this week, for sure!

I added a little twine to wrap it up (literally) and done! πŸ™‚ This is Avery Elle’s Little Minds stamp set (I believe this set is retired?) Still gets a great workout around here though–especially during Teacher Appreciation week!.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you’ll join the fun over at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Freshly Made Sketches Guest! :)

Happy Wednesday! Today, I have the fun opportunity to be the Guest Designer for the Freshly Made Sketches crew! Thank you to my crafty friend Jennifer Timko,Β  for inviting me to join in this month! You can check out their inspiring challenge blog HERE!

And here is this week’s sketch:

And here is my take! πŸ™‚ I thought this Avery ElleΒ  Critter Crew stamp was perfect for celebrating a new home! πŸ™‚ My friend and her family just moved into a new house yesterday, and there are five of them–too fitting! πŸ™‚

I colored these AE cuties with C opic Markers and added them to an MFT Balloon diecut from the Balloons STAX.

This sentiment is from Avery Elle’s Home Sweet Home, which I believe is retired? The patterned paper is Lawn Fawn’s Gotta Have Gingham Paper Pad ( ❀ ). I am so excited about welcoming them all home. ❀

Thanks so much for stopping by! And thanks so much to the Freshly Made Sketches team for having me along this month! πŸ™‚

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Yay! Love!

Hola! Thought I’d pop in and freshin’ things up a bit here. I have been busy working on some cards for April and going forward, but wanted to share a quick little cute with you! πŸ™‚

These stamps are from Avery Elle and they are adorable! I thank my friend Amy for letting me borrow them to stamp! πŸ™‚ They are called Party Pals and can be found HERE and their dies HERE.

eeeeeep! Their little squinty faces! πŸ™‚

They are soΒ  sweet, holding their little signs!

I VERY rarely use any accoutrements to decorate my cards, so this was extra fun to pick out a few and work with them (see supply name below). These awesome frames whip up cards so fast! love that!

I used Pink Paislee’s Pick Me Up Patterned Paper and Ephemera. Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine sent these to me for having a card in the recent issue. Have you seen THAT, by the way!!? I am so fortunate to have three cards in this awesome issue! This magazine is has a great layout and flawless writing that you WANT to read! I haven’t submitted since PC&S (RIP) went down, so this is ALL VERY exciting for me!! πŸ™‚ Such fun to hold a REAL MAGAZINE and bonus to find your own cards there in it! Check it out online OR pick up a hard copy at Barnes & Noble.

Sooooooo awesome!

I colored everything with Copic markers and and used the Pink Paislee to fill in the rest, adding a little stitching of course. πŸ˜‰

Thanks for stopping by! ❀

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Thank You Notes

Happy Almost Christmas! Just popping in to share a couple *Thank You* notes. One I made back in the fall and forgot to share, and this holiday one I made last night. Because: Crafty therapy! πŸ™‚

Eeeeep is this the cutest little sleigh full or what? πŸ™‚ I used Avery Elle’s Sledding Critters and the coordinating die HERE. For the background I blended on Cracked Pistachio Oxide ink. ❀

I usedΒ Copic Markers to color these cuties and added Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella, and some Nuvo drops. So fun! I ❀ THIS stamp from Avery Elle, so naturally this is the winter counterpart πŸ˜‰ . (Check out a card I made with the Birthday Bus stamp/die HERE!)

Next up, I made the Thank You card below using THIS unique stamp from Concord & 9th. They always have some clever goods over there! πŸ™‚ Many Thanks Turnabout Stamp! Hooray!

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you can tell by the pumpkin in the pic, I made this back in the Fall, so it has more of an autumn feel.

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lso used Concord &Β  9th’s Many Thanks dies to create the focal point speech bubble. I have always been a HUGE fan of speech bubbles, and this one is large and FUN! πŸ™‚

Ok, that is all from me today! I had a busy day of laundry, baking and family fun! More to do on all that tomorrow too!! πŸ™‚

Have a Happy Christmas All!Β  Jill πŸ™‚

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Happy Trails

Happy Tuesday! Today I am sharing a card that I fought to finish! LOL!Β  I kept having mishaps/mistakes, but in the end, I prevailed and finished it! (I won’t tell you how long that took!)

I was all done with the Copic coloring and dropped water on the camper while making the background with Distress Inks. Hence, making the decision where the sentiment would go! Haaaaa! Usually I’m super careful, but….. well, you should see my desk this week. Yikes. *rolls eyes*

I’ll spare you all the other flubs, but man, sometimes projects test you, don’t they?Β  And the debate about using the grill or not using the grill went on for several minutes. In the end, I decided these campers were hungry. πŸ˜‰

For this card, I used the fabulously fun Avery Elle set Glamper Campers! Oh my word, this set! ❀ (That flamingo alone! I want to make a card with just that little fella!) I have been pining for it, and finally used a friend’s set back in April. I stamped and die cut a bunch of images then. Now I am ready to make more. Saves a lot of time later! Except when you keep making a mess! LOL. πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Trails!

Jill πŸ™‚

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Ice Cream fun!

Happy Summer! Just popping in with a couple quicker cards I made last week. It was a crazy week, but I did sneak these in and felt better! πŸ™‚

I used my Zig Clean Color pens to watercolor these in. (Then I photographed them with Copic markers, and I think that is just funny! Shows how time crunched things got.) I finished them with some stitching and some Wink of Stella sparkle. 

I can’t wait to use more of these stamps soon! SO fun! πŸ™‚ I used Avery Elle’s The Scoop. I think this set is delightful, and would also pair awesome with their newer ice cream treat stamp set. I don’t own that one yet, but the treats smile, so I really must some day πŸ˜‰ .

Yum! Happy Summer!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Friday!

Jill πŸ™‚

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