SALE at Ellen Hutson!

Happy almost time to nap! Just popping in to say there is a HUGE Gratitude sale over at  Ellen Hutson!  I may have a few things in my cart, and I just thought I’d share the news here in case anyone else “needed” anything! Wink wink. 🙂

I saw some Distress Inks on sale and re-inkers…. shhhhh …. OH and I also saw the fabulous Crafty Ladies Say set… just saying! You can find the SALE HERE!
Happy pre-nap shopping, crafty friends! Happy Thanksgiving!
and pssssst….I’ll be back tomorrow and Friday with new posts! 🙂
I have many things to be thankful for again this year ❤

Take care– Jill 🙂

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New Release from Ellen Hutson!

Happy Sunday! I’m here today to share a fun new release from Ellen Hutson!  I am so excited to be a part of sharing a couple of these great new sets! 🙂

For this first card, I used the super fun new set called Up in the Air by Brandi Kincaid (and the coordinating dies HERE).

I colored everything with Copic Markers. I also masked off the clouds and blended on the sky colors. I think this set is so fun and unique!! I have another card I hope to finish tonight and share soon!  🙂

Next up, I used the sweet new Be The Change by Brandi Kincaid and the coordinating dies HERE.

I thought these fun and whimsy detailed butterflies would look fantastic in black and white, but I wanted to add a lot of color. So I stamped all the butterflies and masked them off before blending on lots of Distress Inks. My masks were not cut perfect, but I like that “casual” look.
The B & W butterflies really POP in the bright colors!
Such unique sentiments too!
I added a a bit of paint splatter and stitching to each card too. 🙂
For the next two cards, I accompanied the butterflies with sentiments from the Crafty Ladies Say set.
You Got This!
Same with this next card…
High Five!
I had a lot of fun making this card set and I love how bright all the cards turned out!

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

Up in the Air by Brandi Kincaid and the coordinating dies HERE

Be The Change by Brandi Kincaid and the coordinating dies HERE

and the previously released: Crafty Ladies Say

Thank you to Ellen Hutson for sharing this release with me! Each new EH release has something I just ♥️! Be sure to head over to Ellen Hutson HERE and check out all the new goodies! 🙂

Take care– Jill 🙂

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Sending Summer Smiles!

Hope you are enjoying your summer! Today I’m here to share a sweet little rainbow using The Stamp Market’s Dotted Rainbow! I stitched this one up and have it ready to send 🙂 ! I have a “few” more to finish. 😉

I thought it would be fun to attempt to do this stitching pattern on the rainbow and it turned out! Fun to try something different and have it work! ❤

For mounting this to the card base, I used X-press It Foam Mounting Squares. Generally, I’m a foam tape person, but these are awesome to get in the nooks and crannies of a rainbow! 🙂 And I like them because the backing peels off easy! That’s a big deal to me to not fight with the backing paper. ha!

You can link to the Stamp Market Dotted Rainbow (for stitching) HERE. The sentiment is from a small set that I think was included with an order. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by! Sending Summer Smiles! 🙂

Take care– Jill 🙂

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You Deserve…

Happy Weekend! Just popping in with a fun card to share. I stamped these little coffee cups from Ellen Hutson’s Everyday Doodles by Julie Ebersole in a few colors on some other panels. They make QUICK cards and I just love the coffee cup best in this set! 🙂 I love to offset the stamps slightly. Sometimes maybe more than I intended. shhhhh! 😉

A friend of mine had a light bulb moment, when she said, make the coffee cups GREEN! Yes!! It’s such a fun nod to the whole Starbucks scene….green, stars, and obviously coffee! 🙂

For this card, I used Ellen Hutson’s Everyday Doodles by Julie Ebersole (and the coordinating dies HERE) with the sentiment from Voices In My Head by Julie Ebersole. oh Julie–you are trouble! 🙂

I made a handful of other cards with the Every Day Doodles set, so we’ll see if I can get around to sharing those sometime this calendar year too!  🙂

Have a great weekend!! 🙂

Take care– Jill 🙂

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Just Keep Swimming!

Happy Fourth of July! I thought I’d share a fun little summer holiday card today! This one goes in the mail tomorrow! ❤

For this card, I used Ellen Hutson’s Beach Lady (and the coordinating dies HERE), Pattern Play, and the sentiment from Mermaid’s Tail.

I colored the crabs blue with Copic Markers and stamped the little pattern with a bit of an ombre-like look. I think this card screams summer! So fun! 🙂

Have a great and safe holiday!! 🙂

Take care– Jill 🙂

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Matcha!

Hola! Thought I’d pop in quick to share a fun little card using Ellen Hutson’s So Matcha (and the coordinating dies are HERE). My friend and I still laugh at saying Matcha, so I had to make and send her a card. ❤

I colored everything with Copic Markers and because I don’t have the dies, I just trimmed her out  using good old fashioned fussy cutting! 🙂

The background I blended on some ink to a Neat & Tangled Geometric Blooms stencil. This isn’t the same one, but it is in the same vein called Hexastar.

I was excited to send this–because real mail is THE best! ❤

Also–exciting news today as the latest addition of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine just came out! It’s the Summer Issue and it is seriously DELIGHTFUL!!!! I have three fun cards in this issue! Two all about rainbow action and third involves Vanilla Ice! Yup! Eeeep! If you don’t already know, the designers are amazing and the writing and the way this magazine is put together is just so fantastic!! It’s incredible to be included…truly! ❤

You can always get 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 this latest issue HERE as well!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope your Summer has kicked off to an amazing start! Happy Summer! 🙂

Take care– Jill 🙂

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You + Me + Coffee

Today, I’m here to share a fun little card using Ellen Hutson’s Bear Ware 3 (and coordinating dies HERE) and of course, the original, All Inside with dies HERE! I mean, I’m pretty sure he’s my favorite bear of all and he needs to hold ALL. THE. THINGS. 😉

I colored everything with Copics. The background I stamped a little ombre with a stamp from Pattern Play.

I think this turned out pretty darn cute (because how could this cutie not be?) and I can’t wait to send it to a friend! ❤

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care– Jill 🙂

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