Fall Bear Ware!

Today, I’m here to share a fun couple of cards using some Ellen Hutson cuteness! They are not new, by any means, but always fun!

First up, I used Ellen Hutson’s Bear Ware 2 (and coordinating dies HERE) and of course, the original, All Inside with dies HERE! I also used Bear Ware 4 and Bare Ware 4Β dies HERE–I don’t know that I have before? How is that possible?

This little guy is always fun and makes up these sweet little cards to pop in the mail! ❀ Pies on a head? Why not? He’s fit to be pied. πŸ™‚

The backgrounds are from the set called Wonky Backdrops. This set is always a winner! πŸ™‚Β . The sweet little embellishments: Crystal Clear Droplets.

I hadn’t used this little All Inside guy lately, and well, I missed him! Plus, he clearly loves Fall too! πŸ™‚

Next up is the cute Halloween one! I couldn’t decide which little accouterments to use from Bear Ware 2, so I used most of them. πŸ™‚

Who doens’t love a purple little kitty cat? πŸ™‚Β  A Beary Happy Halloween!

I colored all these with a very loose watercolor on Bristol paper using the Karin Markers! The Karin Markers are so fab because they stay nice and boldly/brightly colored. πŸ™‚

Quick recap of the goodies I used–all with links if you want to find for yourself:

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Miss You!

Happy Weekend! Popping in super duper quick to share this fun card I made using the images from the Lawn Fawn/Ellen Hutson S’more the Merrier set that my friend Chari (Thank you, Chari! ❀ ) sent me to color for The Daily Marker 30 Day! We had a small gang of some coloring friends and we all stamped and swapped images to color throughout the month of July. I will have to post all the cards that came of the month on my blog sometime soon. It was so fun and a great way to stretch myself! πŸ™‚

Anyway…on with the card….

I blended on several different Distress Inks over the Taylored Expressions Circle Masking Stencil (HERE) and then added the images I fussy cut and colored with Copic Markers. I think it’s safe to say I never made a background like this and it was fun to make. Room to improve, but when isn’t there? πŸ™‚

Gah!! How cute are these little critters!? I used a much older sentiment set from Lawn Fawn for the speech bubble. You can find this cutie Lawn Fawn/Ellen Hutson S’more the Merrier set over at Ellen Hutson HERE. πŸ™‚

Thank you to my friends Alyssa, Caren, Chari, Jen, Latisha and Lori for a FUN month of virtual crafting—coloring together from afar! ❀

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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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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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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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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Tropical Vibes with Concord & 9th!

Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing my last post as a Concord & 9th Guest Designer for July and their Feature Friday series–it went too fast! Be sure to check out all the projects on the Concord & 9th Blog HERE too! πŸ™‚

Today we are sharing projects made with the Tropical Vibes Bundle! This one has allllllll the Good Summer Vibes, that’s for sure!

I created the background for this card using the Tropical Vibes Turnabout stamp and then die cut out all the pieces from the Tropical Vibes dies.

This next card has the die cut again from the Tropical Vibes dies, but also features the Joyful Tile Bundle–specifically the  Joyful Dies. This is the “oh” turned upside down to create “yo”! I still laugh at this one because that just cracks me up! Yo, Let’s Celebrate! πŸ™‚

I used paper strips and die cut the word from it. Then I added the sentiment from the Joyful Tiles. Love it! πŸ™‚

This background below is definitely one of my favorites. Part of that is because this is not a set of colors I’d normally pull to work together, and they totally do!! So that happy surprise is fun in itself.

This sentiment is from the Tropical Vibes Turnabout. Just so happy with how it turned out overall. Simply delightful!

Lastly, I thought I”d share a card I made using the Tropical Vibes Turnabout with one my all time favorite Concord & 9th products–Kind Card Frame and the Kindhearted Stamp set. (I think these are retired now…?)

I thought the blues were fun and a little unexpected!

You can find the whole lot of new Concord & 9th products HERE. And if you’re a bundle person, get it all HERE.

I hope you have been inspired to send some tropical vibes!! Please be sure to check out the post on Concord & 9th’s Blog today to see both Carrie and Karen’s projects too! Sure to be fun too!

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you missed my posts, you can check them out HERE,  HERE and HERE.

And here’s all the links to the Concord & 9th products:

If you’re on Instagram, follow me HERE. πŸ™‚

Thank you SO MUCH to Concord & 9th for being so awesome and having me along to celebrate this release! It was truly a delight to work with these stamps, dies and the great people behind them! ❀

Have an Fantastic Weekend!

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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