Hamsters. In Leotards. :)

Hola! Have you all been partaking in The Daily Marker 30 Day this month? I am on Day 11 now and I colored some of these yesterday for Day 10. So fun!!

I ordered this Waffle Flower set Gym Rat and Waffle Flower dies for Gym Rat during  Ellen Hutson’s sale last weekend and here I am using it already! whoooot! This set is retiring, so there’s no time to waste if you love it like I do! Just sayin’. πŸ™‚

The star on this is the Taylored Expressions Masking Stencil: Stars and that one is HERE.

I thought this turned out so fun and sooooo 80’s! ❀

I put the hamsters I colored today on this next card:

This stencil background is the Mesh stencil from Simon Says Stamp HERE.

I colored all the hamsters with Copic Markers and I just ❀ them! I have been wanting this set for awhile because these little guys truly CRACK ME UP! Their sweatbands and all! Sooooo funny to me!

I hope you have gotten a kick out of these two cards like I did making them! You can find these stamps and dies at Ellen Hutson with the following links:

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Ellen Hutson FUN and SALE!

Happy Friday! Are you all ready to celebrate the 4th? I have some work to do this morning and then onward. Albeit much different from any year prior, it’s still a weekend! πŸ™‚

I wanted to share that there a great SALEΒ over at Ellen Hutson this weekend:

Perfect timing because I have this plethora of cards to share with you today. They are all in the theme of making a card set, and these two stamps sets from EH are my go to for this. There is something very satisfying about just stamping your little heart out for a couple hours and creating a stack of cards, is there?

The images are from Ellen Hutson’s Everyday Doodles by Julie Ebersole and I adore this set!! πŸ™‚ The little sentiments that accompany them are from the set Everyday Punnies by Julie Ebersole. And with a sale, you can get both! πŸ™‚ shhhhh!

I’m going to share a bunch of pics! Feel free to scroll fast if you haven’t seen enough. πŸ™‚

This coffee cup is everything! πŸ™‚

And the camera? ❀ oh snap! ❀ it!!!

I thought I would make a sweet apple card before making the funny ones! πŸ™‚

This sentiment is one of my faves in the set because it is OH SO TRUE! πŸ™‚

And of course, this sentiment IS my fave in the Everyday Punnies set. It makes me laugh every time I read it! πŸ™‚

Mint Chocolate Chip anyone?

And celery coffee cups? Yes please! πŸ™‚

I hope you have enjoyed these cards using the Ellen Hutson’s Everyday Doodles by Julie Ebersole and Everyday Punnies by Julie Ebersole as much as I enjoyed making them all and mailing them! πŸ™‚ That’s the thing: I already mailed most of them! Who am I? πŸ™‚

** Be sure to hit up the SALE over at Ellen Hutson now before your wishlist is snagged by someone else! 20% off is fun stuff! Be sure to use the code when you check out–you can hop over by clicking HERE >> Ellen Hutson.Β  πŸ™‚ I may have ordered already myself. Allegedly. πŸ™‚ shhhhh!

Here’s a previous post I shared a couple other cards using this set and another HERE. And one more post HERE. πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend–and Happy 4th, USA friends!! πŸ™‚

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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SALE at Ellen Hutson!

Happy almost time to nap! Just popping in to say there is a HUGE Gratitude sale over at Β Ellen Hutson!Β  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. πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚
I have many things to be thankful for again this year ❀

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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New Release from Ellen Hutson!

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

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!Β  πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚
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!Β 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 β™₯️! Be sure to head over to Ellen Hutson HERE and check out all the new goodies! πŸ™‚

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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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 πŸ™‚ ! I have a “few” more to finish. πŸ˜‰

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! πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Sending Summer Smiles! πŸ™‚

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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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! πŸ™‚ I love to offset the stamps slightly. Sometimes maybe more than I intended. shhhhh! πŸ˜‰

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! πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚

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!Β  πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend!! πŸ™‚

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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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! πŸ™‚

Have a great and safe holiday!! πŸ™‚

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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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 outΒ  using good old fashioned fussy cutting! πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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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. πŸ˜‰

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 πŸ™‚

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