To Do: Breezy Thoughts…

Happy, Happy Friday!

I’m sharing a Paper Smooches card today that I wish I was currently living in! LOL! ๐Ÿ™‚

Can’t you smell the salt water breeze? ๐Ÿ™‚ Or hear the Lake winds? ๐Ÿ˜‰

For this card, I used Paper Smooches fun new Daily Diary set which is super fabulous for lists, planners, notes…but also, for CARDS! (I โค that little box and check mark–especially when it is checked off!) These PS dies are also new, Postage Stamp dies, and come in a set of FOUR! The Lighthouse die just rocks! ๐Ÿ™‚

That’s all for today! Next week is our DT Hop to celebrate October’s release! How crazy is that? Where is September running off to? ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a Great WEEKEND!
Take care- Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Fall Tidings and more!

Fall Tidings? That’s a thing, right? Well, it is now. LOL! ๐Ÿ™‚

Today, I’m popping in with a few more cards from the September Release (and others!) of Technique Tuesday! All the new goodies can be found HERE!

My first card features this month’s cutie owl, Framed Owl! Awwwww! โค I also used the sentiment from Sassy Birthday! Perfectly funny! ๐Ÿ™‚

I colored this cutie with Copic Markers and cut him out using the Clipboard die.

Next up, is this perfectly seasonal sentiment paired up with these layered leaves from the Fall Favorites set. These leaves stamp in such a cool fashion and I love the look in the end! It’s pretty subtle is these photos, but in person, it is lovely. Imagine the possibilities of layers with these!

I also added in some sweet acorns from the Fall Accents dies. When I made this card, we were actually experiencing sweater weather and I loved it! Suddenly, we are back into the low 90’s. Phew!

Another sweet and simple card using the Fall Accent dies is this one below:

This card is pretty simple and straight forward, but it would be easy to create a bunch of these for that very reason. This sentiment is from the Echinacea Stamp set. (All the finches are currently eating our dried up Echinacea flowers in the yard. โค )

And last, but not least, is this tidy little holiday number:

This pinecone (Pinecone Builder) ROCKS and I need to use it more! It comes with a solid cone to create a background for your delicate die cut. I used both delicate cuts here however. I die cut the pinecone,ย  as well as dry embossed it, to create some texture on the background

If you eliminated the “letterpress” background, this card would be fairly simple to create by the dozen! Of course, I love this handwritten sentiment paired with the typeface of “wishes”. This is from the Spirit of December stamp set. This sentiment set is crazy versatile, because you can mix up the sentiments as needed… and you don’t have to cut them. (the horror! LOL!) ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚

Be sure to hop over and check out the new stuff from Technique Tuesday HERE!ย  Lots of trouble to be had! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!!

Take care- Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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Some Weekend Cute!

Happy Weekend All! ๐Ÿ™‚

I meant to post yesterday, but instead, I’m here today! I am so excited to share this first card! I love this little Doodle! Eeep! The cuteness!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh my word! โค him! ๐Ÿ™‚ This sentiment is from PS’s awesome Kindness Sampler.

Another card I made with Dinky Doodles. For these cards, I used both Paper Smooches Dinky Doodles 1 and Dinky Doodles 2.

I thought the TREmendous sentiment from Paper Smooches Huge Hugs 2 set worked perfectly and punfully! ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, I used the newer Flower Frames dies!ย I have those die cuts all over my desk right now. All. Over! Haaaa!

And last but not least, I thought I’d share the anniversary card I made for my hubby this weekend!

I made this background with watercolors WEEKS ago and then it just sat on my desk. I masked off this wonky frame and I’m pretty darn sure I used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors (I can’t imagine what else that is? LOL!). They are still super awesome in my book. ๐Ÿ™‚ I colored the birds with Zig Clean Color markers.

This cute little bird set is PS’s Feathered Friends (and dies) and the I Love You die is a great staple for anyone’s stash! <3!

All the new Paper Smooches can be found over at theย  PS online store!

Have an awesome weekend!

Take care- Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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Paper Smooches Monsters!

Hello all! I’m popping in with some super fun Monster cards from Paper Smoochesย September release! You can find all the new productsย HERE.ย 

I try not to pick favorites, but obviously these little guys have made their way to the top of my list! ๐Ÿ™‚ These are the new Monster Dies! This first photo is a stack of Thank You notes I made for my son’s birthday! Eeeeeep! He filled out the insides (so diligently too! wow!) and I made the outsides. ๐Ÿ™‚ Teamwork! He usually colors his own, but I like to try to get them out in a timely fashion, and we were behind this year. ๐Ÿ™‚ These were pretty quick and easy, and I think they turned out SO fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

This next little number, I made to put in his lunchbox today. โค

Such a little cutie monster! ๐Ÿ™‚

For both the cards above, I used Paper Smooches Huge Hugs 2 for the sentiments. Such a great set!

Oh, and also one of my favorite PS Tags, For You Tag die. ๐Ÿ™‚

And last but not least, I thought I’d share this card again, in case you missed the DT Hop. Gah! Such fun!

These new dies are called Monster Dies and the sentiment is from the new Halloween Sampler.

Have a great weekend!!

Take care- Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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*Right at Home with MISTI!*

Good Morning, All! You should have arrived to my blog here via Ceal Pritchett‘s blog! ๐Ÿ™‚

Today, we are having a fun blog hop between the My Sweet Petunia and the Right at Home design teams! And oh, how FUN is THAT?! DE-lightful. ๐Ÿ™‚

Buckle up, there are prizes!!

There will be a drawing for two winners from all the comments on the hop, so please leave a comment on every blog to be eligible to win one of two prizes: Winner’s choice of an original or mini MISTI, and a prize package from Right at Home (Sunflower stamp set, Harvest Blessings stamp set (new release) and two Distress Oxide Inks – in Cracked Pistachio and Peeled Paint).

Deadline for comments is September 8th at noon Central, and winners will be posted on the My Sweet Petunia and Right at Home blogs on Tuesday September 12th.

I’m excited to be sharing two cards today that I made with Right at Home stamps and the Most Incredible Stamping Tool from My Sweet Petunia!

My cards were all made with Right at Home’s super easy to use Anemone set! It’s an awesome set that can be used in quite a variety of ways.

For this card, I used an ombre ink pad. This solid fade is quite lovely with these flowers! I think I would have a hot mess if I had to stamp this repeatedly with an acrylic block vs. MISTI. I have never been good at lining things up. (If I made this one again, I might add a few white pen details. ๐Ÿ™‚ #hindsightย  What do you think?)

This sentiment is from RAH’s set, Make Something Beautiful.

Apparently, I was on a pink kick when I made these. โค ! But they look lovely in pink, right? I also learned how many pink ink pads I have. #completelynecessaryย  Haaaaa!
The MISTI makes using this RAH layering set flawless to line up or offset consistently. This is a must for me–I often need to fix spots I missed or need better ink coverage. ๐Ÿ™‚
ย For the first card above, I also used Right at Home’s Color in Sentiments and Grid Background Stamp. Love this wonky grid!
Such fun! I often don’t know what I did before MISTI?! Too funny! I do however use my MISTI backwards. Does anyone else do this? I know it’s “backwards” because whenever I see anyone else use it, they do it the reverse way. Also, as you can see in my photos above, my numbers are upside down. Another indication I use it backwards. But it works awesome any which way, so there you go! ๐Ÿ™‚ LOL!
Here’s the list of all the fun stops today! Be sure to hop along and leave comments for your chances at the prizes spelled out above! ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you have a chance to hop through all these sure to be amazing stops!ย  Also, be sure to check out the latest Right at Home release and if you don’t have a MISTI, add it to the top of your Holiday Wish List. It is a complete game changer in the stamping world. ๐Ÿ™‚

Head on over to Maria Sabina‘s blog stop next! ๐Ÿ™‚

Wishing you all a wonderful week!

Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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Technique Tuesday Flamingo FUN!

Happy Weekend! I am excited to share these cards I made with the September Release from Technique Tuesday! They can be found HERE!

I keep laughing at the sentiments is this super fun stamp set: Floyd and Frannie Flamingo stamp set and coordinating dies. So. Much. Fun.

I painted this background with my Kuretake watercolors and the flamingos with Copic Markers. This sentiment still makes me laugh to read it! ๐Ÿ™‚For this second card, I created a background with lots of masked off flamingos. Again, I colored these flamingos with Copic Markers and die cut them out. I white heat embossed the sentiment and die cut it out with the Postage Card die.

This has to be my favorite sentiment of the bunch. SO cracks me up! ๐Ÿ™‚

Be sure to hop over and check out the new stuff from Technique Tuesday HERE!  ๐Ÿ™‚ Lots of fun stuff!

Have an awesome weekend!

Take care- Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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September Paper Smooches! Doodles!

The NEWย Paper Smoochesย SEPTEMBER 2017 release is here! Hop over to theย  PS online store and check it all out!

Plus, there is an AWESOMELY FUN GIVEAWAY over on the Paper Smooches Blog HERE. You can win the stamp sets I used on my planner below!

If you love Paper Smooches cute critters and whimsy fun images, you are going to freak over the new Dinky Doodles 1 and Dinky Doodles 2 like I did. I yelped! I mean, how cute are all these little critters and things?! ๐Ÿ™‚

I also used the new Daily Diary set! I think this is awesome for lists and reminder notes too!

I was stamping away my week and forgot I was going to share this spread. LOL! So things are not as neat as I generally like them, but that’s life right? Keepin’ it real! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by today! Hop over and check out all the new PS goodness. I can’t decide my favorite this month, but those Monster dies have my โค forever! ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care- Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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