Technique Tuesday: Christmas in August!

A new month, a new bunch of stamps and dies from Technique Tuesday ! They can all be found HERE! Not only are Christmas stamps in this release, but lots of camera-y goodness and of course, the latest flower. πŸ™‚

Today, I’ll share the Christmas cards I made because they make me laugh! And I NEED to make more…so hoping this gets me going! πŸ™‚

Both cards use awesomely funny new sentiments from this Dear Santa set. Crack. Me. Up. πŸ™‚

I stamped this on kraft and colored with colored pencils. I also used the new planning set, Christmas Doodles ( ❀ these little doodles!) for stamping a tone on tone background for this card base. The die is a favorite go-to: Postage Card Die.

This next card, I also use the same Dear Santa set, but also I used the newly released, Spirit of December. A versatile set with simple images (aka, not intimidating) and great sentiments for scrapbook use (and ALWAYS cards)! πŸ˜‰

I colored the images with Copic markers and added some washi tape along the bottom before stitching the panel on.

How super funny is this sentiment?! LOL! How many of these could I send out? Bwwwaaahahhaa! πŸ˜‰

Be sure to check out ALL the fun new stuff from Technique Tuesday HERE! It’s a release I can’t wait to get out and use some more!Β  πŸ™‚

Have a great Sunday!

Enjoy- Jill πŸ™‚

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Some Monday-ness…

Happy Monday! I thought a few of these TT cards I made were fitting for today, being Monday and all. πŸ™‚ The full July release from Technique Tuesday can be found HERE!

How about this one? LOL. It’s hot out and I’m in road trip recovery, so this sounds good to me! πŸ™‚

I used Technique Tuesday’s new Sweet Succulents set ( ❀ ) and Sassy Lazy Thoughts. This new Sassy set is a freaking riot!! πŸ™‚ For this card, I watercolored with my Zig Clean Color markers on Bristol paper.

Next up, Lorenzo the Llama set and coordinating dies HERE. I type his name and I giggle still!

Spit happens! Perfect! LOL! I colored Lorenzo with Copic Markers and die cut the Memo Pad Die from patterned paper.

And last, but not least for today,Β  we have this little number:

 

 

 

Bwwwahhhahhaaa! I used the Sassy Lazy Thoughts set again, along with the Planner stamp set called Planner Yum! Again, this was watercolored with Zig markers and stitched up to finish it off! πŸ™‚

Be sure to check outΒ  Technique Tuesday HERE!Β  πŸ™‚

Happy Monday–I hope you all power through!

Jill πŸ™‚

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Technique Tuesday: July!

The start of July means new stamps and dies from Technique Tuesday ! They can be found HERE! There is always something for everyone in TT’s releases. πŸ™‚

First up, we have the new owl for the month: Hi There Owl. I might have a new favorite? This one cracks me up because it reminds of trying to take selfies with friends. Key word: Trying! LOL! This owl is the new edition to all the little owl sets that can be found HERE.

How cute is this owl!? Gah! I used the Pocket of Love die for the frame.

Next up, the new Lorenzo the Llama set and coordinating dies HERE. That name makes me laugh every time I read it! Bwaaahahhaa! “No Prob-Llama”! I die. πŸ™‚Lorenzo’s set has the punniest llama sentiments that I ❀ !! “Llama Tell You How Much I Like You”. Big hit in my book. I colored this guy with Copic Markers and die cut him out. I added some patterned paper and stitched it on. Boom! Complete! Love that kind of card! I always feel like I’ve really done something when I use some of my PP. πŸ˜‰

Last card, but not least for today, is this summerific card using the new At the Beach stamp set. This is one of those cards I did not like when I made it. The next day, I did! LOL! I think it’s beachy keen!

For this card, I masked off an area on a watercolor paper panel. I then stamped and white embossed all the images. I watercolored over them with my Kuretake Gansai watercolors. I even used some of the blue pearl one, which in person, looks fun and sparkly! I always forget how opaque these paints are. Which is why I didn’t like the results at first. But after I got over my “intended look”, I liked it! Phew! πŸ™‚

(How awkward is the angle I took the below photo at? LOL! I only realize it now, and cannot redo because I already mailed it! πŸ˜‰ )

One more quick share is this new set, It’s a Masterpiece. It’s such a funny little set that I think all project makers would enjoy stamping on the back of cards, or anything you make. Cracks. Me. Up.

HOURS to make. YES! HOURS!! Haaaaa!

Be sure to check out ALL the new stuff from Technique Tuesday HERE!Β  πŸ™‚

Happy Holiday weekend to those celebrating!

Enjoy- Jill πŸ™‚

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No. 1 Fan!

Happy Tuesday! A perfect day to share a project I made using a stamp set from Technique Tuesday! It’s from a previous release, but a fave of mine!Β  Technique Tuesday’s Fan-tastic! (That Teri Anderson makes some GOOD GOOD stuff!) πŸ˜‰

I used more of my patterned paper (FTW!) to create this card. After I was done fussy cutting all the layers out, the thought popped in my head to add the blowing “ribbons”.Β  I thought it turned out fun! This was a Father’s Day card for my hubby ❀ .

Be sure to hop over and check out the new stuff from Technique Tuesday HERE!Β  πŸ™‚

Quick and simple today! Have a great Tuesday!

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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June Fun from Technique Tuesday!

I looked at the calendar today. June 3! What?! Already?! The good news is, that means new stamps and dies from Technique Tuesday ! They can be found HERE!

I thought I’d share a few cards with the new goodies! Here we go!

These little fun guys are part of the new set, Small Fries. And there are dies HERE! How cute is that name?! I thought I’d make it a party scene using the Planner Celebrate Stamp Set! Also a fun way to get more use of your planner stamps. I was SUPER excited to see THIS fishbowl die called, Fish Bowl. Ha! Perfect!

Gah, so fun! I used Distress Oxide inks for the water. It turned out better than I thought it would!

Next up, I’m sharing the new owl, Party Time Owl. He’s ready to PARTY! This guy the new edition to all the little owl sets that can be found HERE.

These little paper strips on my owl card, are actually trimmings from the cards I made below. Love how that worked out! I scored/embossed the rest of the card to add additional texture and carry the lines through. This Party card above also uses my go-to die, Photo Frame.

The cards below are made with the new Greenhouse Society Marigold set. There is also a matching die for this flower!

For this, I used the word dies Celebrate and Thank You. I masked off these different blocks and blended on some ink. I really enjoy how they turned out! I’d use this technique for making more of these cards, and giving card set gifts. The Marigold stamp was perfect for this! yay!

I used Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber, and Spiced Marmalade. (I would be awesome if the ink was Dried Marigold, right? Ha!)

Lots of fun new products for everyone’s style. Be sure to check out the new stuff from Technique Tuesday HERE!Β  πŸ™‚

Have a GREAT weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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You Make My Heart Smile

Happy Weekend! I thought I’d pop in to share a couple more cards with Technique Tuesday stamps and dies today! They can be found HERE!

For this card, I used the new Hi Bouquet stamp set! πŸ™‚ Also, I used one of my favorite sets of sentiments, Find Beauty. I love this sentiment!

If you like detailed flower stamps, be sure to check out Technique Tuesday’s Greenhouse Society stamps HERE. There are so many lovely ones! You’ll find some amazing colored card samples there too!

I kept this one simpler with some navy blue ink. This would be a great card for making a stack of cards to send! πŸ™‚Next up, I used this month’s release of Animal House, Leonardo the Lion! This cutie went into my son’s lunchbox a couple of weeks back. ❀

I created my own background card base using a couple of the smaller images in the set, and stamping repeatedly with red ink. I colored Leonardo with Copic markers, added a little Wink of Stella sparkle, and some Glossy Accents. (Bonus: HERE are the coordinating dies for this set!)

The Animal House critters all have little background stories, which are quite fun to read. πŸ˜‰

And last, but not least, I made these little list cards with the new Bucket List stamp set. This is fantastic for scrapbookers, but also awesome for us list makers out there! I really enjoy crossing things off a list! I just tuck these in my planner, and use as needed. πŸ™‚

You can find all Technique Tuesday’s May Release HERE!Β  πŸ™‚ The June release will be swimming in next week!! Just sayin’! Wink wink πŸ˜‰

Thanks for stopping by–have a FANTASTIC weekend!

Jill πŸ™‚

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Crafty Laughs

If you haven’t already, this weekend is a great time to check out the new (and previously released!) stamps and dies from Technique Tuesday! They are having a fun promotion to receive this fun set…See below!

National Scrapbook Day. Free stamp set with every qualifying order.

I thought I would share some fun cards I made using this awesome new set, Scrapbooking is Happiness! I think it would be fabulous to make a dozen more and mail them to my crafty friends. πŸ™‚

When I saw this stamp, I yelped!! How awesome is THIS?!! Haaaaaaa!! I stamped this on vellum and affixed it to some patterned paper below.

I’m really thinking this would be funny to give my hubby! πŸ˜› LOL!! πŸ™‚

And then there is THIS sentiment! Seriously! I cannot stop loving these! For this, I stamped on some very thin wood “paper” I have and die cut it with the License Plate die. I used some patterned paper for the panel and sparkly paper strips. I finished it all off with some stitching and Nuvo drops! I’m trying to use more of my PP! πŸ™‚

And last, but not least, I stamped this super funny sentiment from this new TT set:

I mean, that is hilarious! For this I stenciled on some pink clouds with two colors of Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar), and added some sparkly accents with stitching. I think it’s too funny! πŸ™‚

I am admittedly not a scrapbooker… I’ve never scrapped a page in my life. LOL! But as you can see, this fun set is for all us crazy crafters!

This is such a fun promo from Technique Tuesday:


We’re celebrating National Scrapbook Day with a special! You can get the Scrapbooking is Happiness stamp set FREE with a $30 order. Here’s how:

1. Fill your cart with $30 of product.

2. Add the Scrapbooking is Happiness stamp set to your cart.

3. Enter coupon code NSD when you check out.


Be sure to check out the new stuff from Technique Tuesday HERE!Β  πŸ™‚ My previous new release TT post can be found HERE.

Hope your weekend is full of laughs! Thanks for stopping by! Happy National Scrapbooking Day! πŸ™‚

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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