Hope your day is AWESOME!

Hello and happy ALMOST weekend!

Happy 7th Anniversary to Paper Smooches!! Whooohooo! And I have loved all 7! I am ALWAYS amazed at how many awesome sets and dies Kim has whipped up in those 7 years. So many favorites! ❀

Have you checked out the Paper Smooches Blog recently? You should hop over there and read some fun stuff. Kim is on a new adventure, and for the time being, the DT is going to be sharing new cards we’ve made with previously released Paper Smooches goodies! I ❀ this so much because I get to sift through my beloved PS stash and use them!! I hope you enjoy our fun too! πŸ™‚

For this card, I used many Paper Smooches products from the archives! Fun and Flirty, Geo Graphic, Dainty Flowers, Dainty Flowers 2, and Shopping Bag.

I just stacked up some fun foam and put that in the bag. It holds the bag up, as well as allowed me to tuck flowers in there. πŸ™‚ I just think this one is super fun! πŸ™‚

Maybe this encourages you to revive some of your favorite products too!

Thank you for stopping by and always for your kind comments. Hope your football team wins the Super Bowl! πŸ˜‰

Jill

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Forever Favorite

Hi All! I wanted to share a card I finished late last night using my Daily Marker 30 Day project. I always love Kathy’s challenge and I’m really trying to use all the things I color this time–sooner than later!

I love this little My Favorite Nut set from Neat & Tangled (and dies). I also used N & T’s stencil, Polygon.Β  I also need to point out that this is the third card I’ve made this month using purple! Likely more purple than I used in all of 2017. Haaaaaa! Putting out that olive branch, I tell ya! πŸ™‚ I used Distress Oxide Inks for the mix: Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, and Wilted Violet.

Oh and the “forever” is from THIS Neat & Tangled set.

I colored these cuties with Copic Markers. I added some N&T sequin confetti to this card too. You can find similar ones HERE. πŸ™‚

Take care! Jill πŸ™‚

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Hello… Friday!

AreΒ  you ready for the weekend? I am! Though I have lots to do, so I probably shouldn’t be–haaaaa!

Today I’m sharing a card using the NEWΒ Paper Smooches Tiny Stars! OH my stars! I love how festive this shaker turned out! πŸ™‚ You cannot beat having this little die around for stars o’plenty!

For the frame I used Paper Smooches Postage Stamp dies. The background is the new Stitched Square Die. (I dry embossed that. Those dies are probably my favorite for doing embossing! Perfect texture πŸ™‚ ) The Hello is another favorite die from PS (Layered Hello Die), because you can use just one *hello* or layer it! πŸ˜‰


I hope you have had a minute to check out all the new stitching dies from Paper Smooches!

Also, be sure to pop over to the Paper Smooches Blog and check out Kim’s wonderfully exciting news about her family’s new adventure! I’m so very happy for her! ❀ ❀

Hope your weekend is AWESOME! Jill πŸ™‚

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Thanks Sew Much!

Happy Wednesday! I’m back to share a card I made with the NEWΒ Paper SmoochesΒ JANUARY 2018 release. The new stitching dies are just such fun to mix up your media in cardmaking! πŸ™‚

Once again, I just started stitching this. I wasn’t intending on making a snowflake, but that’s where it landed! I just find the center of the circle and go for it. I love stitching and did a lot of it in the past, but I just made up this pattern and the stitches. If you are an avid stitcher, my stitching may be like nails on a chalkboard? LOL!Β  But, that’s the fun in it for me. I always cross my fingers it turns out. Haaaa!


For this I used the Embroidery Hoop Die and the new Stitched Circle Die for stitching.Β  For the background stamping, I used the new In Stitches stamp set. It is a sweet set and super versatile. I haven’t used it as much as I intend to you yet. πŸ™‚

Be sure to check out all the new stitching dies from Paper Smooches! The Design Team really made amazing things this month (as always!) and they are so worth seeing! πŸ™‚

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stay warm- Jill πŸ™‚

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Cactus Love!

I’m popping in to share a few cards I made with Technique Tuesday’s newly released, A Little Prickly Stamp set and dies. Eeeep! Cacti are so fun to make cards with, especially when then gain eyes! Haaaa! πŸ™‚

I colored these fun cacti with Copic Markers and added some googley eyes, of course. πŸ™‚

This one below is going to a crafty friend!Β  How cute is that little cactus!? ❀ “She” might be my fave of the bunch..shhhhh. πŸ™‚

I also used the Memo Pad die to put this cutie on some patterned paper. Once I started putting googley eyes on them, I couldn’t stop.

For the card below, I used Technique Tuesday’s Clipboard die and brushed on some Oxide Ink,. I also added some silver sparkly stars that I die cut from the Shooting Star Crafting die.

These were definitely fun to make. I need to color up some more Cacti! They make cute cards quick, especially if you color them in advance! Love that!

Be sure to check out the rest of the Technique Tuesday release HERE! Especially the Love Stinks. πŸ˜‰ It’s super fun and has an awesome price point!

Hope your week starts out fabulously!! πŸ™‚

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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Warmest Wishes!

Hope you are enjoying a great weekend!

I wanted to share these two cards I made using these cute foxes I colored with Copic Markers for The Daily Marker’s 30 Day Challenge.

I could not enjoy these little Neat and Tangled Merry Kisses (and dies HERE) foxes more! I have been trying to get my crafty little hands on these cuties for months!Β  LOL!

Eeeeep! Adorbs! I just added this photo frame die to an embossed/scored Neenah white panel. I stitched the whole thing down to the card base and done! πŸ™‚

For the next card, I used my red/brown foxes and created a Valentine! ❀

For this card, I used Neat & Tangled’s Geometric Blooms Stencil. Fabulous! I brushed on some Worn Lipstick Oxide and Wilted Violet Oxide ink. Again with the PURPLE! What is going on? Haaaaa! I also used the sentiment from Be My Valentine! ❀ !!

To finish off this card, I added some super fun Neat & Tangled sequins (Thank you again, N&T!) and then some stitching. (These confetti-like sequins are my fave!)

I think that about does it! Hope you have some time to get crafty this month too! πŸ™‚

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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Beary Best!

Good Morning! Happy Saturday!

Today, I am sharing this card I finished late last night using Essentials by Ellen Bear Ware 2. How cute is this little Snowman Bear? Gah! (I thought I had the dies, but I guess not? Ha! So I fussy cut the snowbears out. πŸ˜‰ )

I colored them last night with Copic Markers for The Daily Marker’s 30 Day Challenge and then popped them on a card. (Check out that Challenge HERE! Kathy is FABULOUS!)

Let me just say, I think this is the most purple I have used in years! LOL! Also, this card is BUSY! It’s a little too busy for me, but I still think it’s too cute to not share. πŸ™‚

For the sentiment on this card, I used EH’s Warm Fuzzies stamp set. (I heat embossed it.) That set is a super fave of mine! ❀

For the background of this card, I used my friend Miriam’s Neat & Tangle stencil, Rice Paddies. There is so much detail on that stencil, it can be used for awesome things! πŸ™‚ I used Wilted Violet Oxide ink. I also stamped the little dots from EH’s Abstract Paint Strokes.

To finish off this card, I added some Neat & Tangled sequins (Thank you, N&T!) and some stitching.

I used all the purples and violets to participate in Ellen Hutson’s Pinsight Challenge! It’s been awhile, so I am happy to participate again–dig the EH Challenges!

Check it out and join in! I think there is still a bunch of time to play along! πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend! Jill πŸ™‚

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