Blossoms & Butterflies NEW Release from SSS!

There is a New Release available over at Simon Says Stamp HERE. It’s called Blossoms & Butterflies! I used the new Mesh Stencil.

I love stencils because you can do so much free wheeling with them! πŸ™‚

For these cards, I also used SSS sentiments and dies: You’re Doing Awesome die, Love Messages, and Loving Heart. I blended a few different Distress Oxide inks on each card after masking off and area.

I call this photo series, my urban series–ha!! I made these late last night and had to photo on my commute to work this morning :). Figured I’d make hay! I did get some odd looks πŸ˜‰.

This card, I stitched in the white rows of the stencil. It’s very difficult to see in this photo though. I masked this sentiment to just use the first part–I thought this sentiment was fun and different to use for a fellow volunteer friend. β™₯️

Thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me along to celebrate their latest release! Can’t wait to see all the other new goodies!

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care–Jill

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New from Simon Says Stamp!

There is a New Release available over at Simon Says Stamp HERE. It’s called Fresh Bloom! I used the new Blossoming.

set today to make this card! πŸ™‚

Fresh Beginnings–Spring! Hooray for that! πŸ™‚

I stamped everything in Copic friendly ink so I could color that little bird in red and perch him on the tree. I wanted the swing to hang from this branch, but the strings weren’t long enough. So I just took a black pen and elongated those. πŸ™‚ I added some scoring and stitching to the card panel and adhered it all down. πŸ™‚

For this card, I also added the Paper Smooches Flaunters dies. ❀

Thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me along to celebrate this release! Springtastic!

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care–Jill

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You Are Loved! New Release from SSS!

There is a newΒ You Are LovedΒ releaseΒ  available over at Simon Says Stamp HERE. I used the new Love Messages sentiment set today to make this tropically card! πŸ™‚ (Yes, that’s a word. πŸ˜‰ )

I masked off a small area and added on some Distress Oxide Inks: Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Peacock Feathers. Then I white heat embossed this sentiment over top.

I wanted to send this card now to warm up a mailbox, so I kept it more neutral vs. Valentine’s themed. Of course,Β  you can use this anytime and for ❀ day! πŸ™‚

This is is FULL of sweet sentiments to give to people. I stamped on inside and then forgot to photograph before sealing the envelope. Check out the set–you’ll see what I mean πŸ˜‰ . Sometimes you just need to send a little love, and today I do!

Thanks for Simon Says Stamp for having me along to celebrate this lovely release πŸ˜‰ ! ❀

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Wednesday!

Take care–Jill

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DieCember from Simon Says Stamp!

I’m pretty sure the word DieCember from Simon Says Stamp was meant for me! I enjoy a great die and this one I’m sharing today is just that! I could not enjoy this sentiment more. ❀

For this card, I did one of my favorite alllllll time things and cut these strips of paper all up and glued them on some paper. Then I die cut the sentiment die from white cardstock and added that on top. I debated doing an inlay here and then getting two cards from one, but I ended up just putting the sentiment on top to POP!

This is such a great sentiment to give to your kids or your dear friends! Everyone would love to hear this news!Β  I reverse scored the card panel quite a bit (I can never get enough scoring! πŸ˜‰ ) and then added everything on top. I finished it off with some stitching. Rainbowtastic!

You can find this die available over at Simon Says Stamp HERE. It’s called:Β SSS YOU’RE DOING AWESOME Wafer Die for DieCember!

I also used Paper Smooches Postage Stamp dies to give this great sentiment a little frame action. Love the rainbow! I may have said that already. πŸ™‚

Thanks toΒ Simon Says Stamp for having me along to celebrate this DieCember release! ❀ I’m so glad I was able to use this die and share! ❀

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Take care–Jill

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Fun & Festive from Simon Says Stamp!

There is a Fun & Festive new releaseΒ  available over at Simon Says Stamp HERE. I used the new Christmas Wishes sentiment set today to make these tags and this card! πŸ™‚

For these tags, I white heat embossed the sentiment on card stock and then cut little strips of paper to add-on. I grabbed some tags from my stash and stitched them on there. πŸ™‚ White heat embossing is always my go-to for fun holiday cards/tags. I love that POP of white on red or kraft!

These tags are perfects to attach on packages or I can always add them to a card front! πŸ™‚

For this card, I also added some Paper Smooches goodies on there. Paper Smooches: Teeny Stars, Holiday Sweets, and Tagged Stitched. ❀

Love this sentiment!

Thanks for Simon Says Stamp for having me along to celebrate this release! ❀ It’s chock full of holiday cardmaking fun! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care–Jill

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STAMPtember!

September is a month of many things, and one of the fantastic things is: STAMPtember from Simon Says Stamp!

I have the good pleasure of sharing this new stamp set: Birthday Numbers!! Well, perfect timing as our son has his big #8 coming up in September!! He’ll get a kick out of this one. πŸ™‚

How awesome are these big bold numbers!?Β  I thought this one would like to smile and float! πŸ™‚

I masked & stamped these images all out. Then I colored them with Copic Markers and then masked them off again with Post-its to add the background clouds. I covered the balloons in clear Nuvo. I think I prefer Glossy Accents for this type of application, but I was lucky to just find the Nuvo. LOL.

Fabulousness! There are coordinating dies HERE that you can also use to create with. I think they’d make personalized birthday cards a snap.

Next up, I thought it would be fun to paper piece a “7”:

And of course, the seven wanted some big eyes too! πŸ™‚

For this card, I used a lot of patterned paper, but mostly the stamps make it the party card that it is! So fun!

Be sure to check outΒ  the SSS Blog HERE to get in on all the prize action, links, and PARTY!! πŸ™‚

Thanks for Simon Says Stamp for having me along to celebrate this release! ❀

Check out ALL the STAMPtember goodies HERE!

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your STAMPtember!

Take care–Jill

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Friendly Frolic Release from Simon Says Stamp!

Ooooo exciting day today!! There is a new release over at Simon Says Stamp called Friendly Frolic and it is ginormous! Check it all out HERE!

I had the good fortune of making a couple of fun cards using this awesome new cover plate: Simon Says Stamp DIAMOND PATTERN Wafer Dies.Β 

Here they are! πŸ™‚

I first blended color on a panel and then die cut it out, piecing all these bits in. Don’t lose track! πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to cut this out again using a bunch of different colors of bold cardstock. oooooo yes! πŸ˜‰

These sentiments are both from the SSS set: Clear Stamps BIG BIRTHDAY WISHES. Bold sentiments make it quick and easy!

Afterward, I obviously had a whole panel of pretty cardstock, so I just cut that into strips for this card:

ahhhhh rainbow sherbet! πŸ™‚ I used Distress Oxide Inks for the ink blending and just finished it off with some scoring and some stitching.

Be sure to check out the whole release HERE! It is great fun with lots of stuff to follow on the SSS blog HERE.

Thanks for Simon Says Stamp for having me along for the fun to celebrate this release! ❀  I’m off to make my wishlist….shhhhhhh πŸ˜‰

And thank YOU for stopping by!

Take care–Jill

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