The Tweetest Warm Wishes

Have you had a chance to check out all the new Technique Tuesday August products! Eeep! I’m back from a little summer vacation road trip and I got crackin’ straightaway last night on these CUTE little birds! The whole release can be seen and is available HERE!

This is new (and extremely adorable) Christmas Birds Stamp Set and their coordinating dies HERE. Teri Anderson and her great mind, designing this lil’ set! ๐Ÿ™‚

I mean, how sweet, I mean TWEET, are they!? I popped them into their little nest, which is the very cool Berry Basket Crafting Die. I have been eager to use this great die, and what better plan than a little bird’s nest! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I colored these little cuties with Copic Markers and then added them all on to the basket with some foam tape. I had previously added patterned paper to the card base and added some stitching. I’m not 100% loving the stitching, but I went with it. Getting back into the swing of things after not making anything for almost three weeks is crazy odd! Ha! Silliness. ๐Ÿ˜‰

This is one of my other faves from the August release: Cars on the Road Border Dies, along with the new Sassy Vacation Memories stamp set. โค๏ธ! So fun! You can check out the card I made with them HERE…and other August cards HEREย and HERE.

You can find all the NEW August products from Technique Tuesday HERE!

OH and one more quick little note: BIG SALE on some of my favorite stamps and dies HERE! Crazy good sale–and today is the last day!! Just sayin’ ๐Ÿ˜‰Thanks for stopping by –back to the laundry for me!

Take care–Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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Ellen Hutson’s New August Release!

Today, there is a fun NEW RELEASE from Ellen Hutson!The Leading Ladies are back and busier than ever! I always enjoy all the little stamps Brandi Kincaid includes in her sets, so I ran with those! ๐Ÿ™‚

You can check out the entire release: Essentials By Ellen August 2018 Complete Release!

I first peeled off these cute little supplies from the newly released: Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps, Leading Ladies – Teacher Lady By Brandi Kincaid. There are coordinating dies HERE. I stamped them all in black. (This seems to be my current *thing*. Haaa!) After that, I cut some strips to stitch on and added the Alphas from the previously released: Classic Block Alpha. โค these alphas!

I thought this would be fun for a teacher or a student! Or even for administration! ๐Ÿ™‚

And then, I focused on the light bulb! I colored these very loosely with Copics for a different look.

I really enjoy all the fonts on these new sets! The handwriting mixed with straight text: โค !

This next card, I almost just tossed out. The next morning, I decided it was not as bad as I had thought the night before. Do you do this? It’s so silly! ๐Ÿ™‚

For this card, I used both new Leading Lady sets, getting the clipboard from the new: Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps, Leading Ladies – Medical Lady By Brandi Kincaid. The coordinating dies I used are HERE. I also used the previously released: Abstract Paint Strokes.

When I finished this next card, it didn’t feel so cheerful. But I decided that it would actually be a pretty good man card to send. So I kept this one too. ๐Ÿ™‚ This one uses more of the Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps, Leading Ladies – Medical Lady By Brandi Kincaid set.

Loving that “feel better” sentiment–great size, great writing! ๐Ÿ™‚ I also used a tag from the previously released: Concertina Tag.

I kept these cards pretty simple and enjoy how they turned out in the end. These new Leading Ladies are fun and quite a delight to have added to my collection! The actual ladies are sure to meet on a card here really soon! ๐Ÿ˜‰ There’s a whole party going to happen!

Hope the rest of your weekend is great! Thanks so much for stopping by and thank you to Ellen Hutson for including me in their new release fun today!

Be sure to check out all the fun new products released today over at Ellen Hutson HERE! Have a great Sunday!

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care– Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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Technique Tuesday Release Day! August!

The day has come for all the new Technique Tuesday August products to be available HERE!

For this fun card I used this crazy fun new die that my son adores, of course! ๐Ÿ™‚ This new die is called: Cars on the Road Border Dies: Gah! So fun and unlike anything I have, which makes it even better. ๐Ÿ™‚ The sentiment is from the new Sassy Vacation Memories stamp set. โค๏ธ!

This next card, I whipped up real quick because I thought this car would be super fun for holiday cards too! For this, I used the new Christmas Birds Stamp Set and then cut out the little gifts using the coordinating dies HERE. I cannot wait to use this stamp and die set more. Stand by for that because CUTE lil’ birds!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Dashing through the snow….in August! ๐Ÿ™‚

Be sure to head over the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE so you can check out all the DT’s projects. They have been amazing (as always) this week!

(If you missed my first NEW release post, click HERE. If you missed my post yesterday, Day 2, catch up on that one HERE!)

Also, you can find all the NEW August products from Technique Tuesday HERE!ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by again today! ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care–Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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August Release Countdown, Day 2 from Technique Tuesday!

Welcome to Day TWO of Technique Tuesday’s August Release Countdown! It is a really Gr-EIGHT release.ย  <– See what I did there? ๐Ÿ™‚

For this card, I used the new-soon-to-be-released TT set called, Olive the Octopus Stamp Setย and the coordinating dies from Olive the Octopus Crafting Dies:. The puns just slay me every time! ๐Ÿ™‚ (*Links will work when the new products are released tomorrow, August 1st)

I colored the images with Copic markers and die cut out the octopus. For the background, I used Distress Oxide ink to blend on some color to both panels. I wasn’t planning to match the pink Iย  colored the octopus, but that’s where it ended up! ๐Ÿ™‚

I also wanted to use this fun new border die called:ย Waves on the Border Crafting Die.

I added some score lines and some stitching to polish off the card before adhering everything down.

Be sure to check out the NEW products from Technique Tuesday HERE! (The new products shown above will be available via those links tomorrow, August 1st! ๐Ÿ™‚

(If you missed my post yesterday, click HERE to head over there next!)

I’ll catch you back here again tomorrow for RELEASE DAY and another card!

Thanks for stopping by! Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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Technique Tuesday: Day 1 of the August Release Countdown

Today we are showing Day One of the Technique Tuesday countdown to the new August release! Oh goodness–it is a FULL one! ๐Ÿ™‚ Such fun!

This card showcases the new uber fun Sassy Vacation Memories Stamp Set. The sentiment is also stamped on a new diecut from theย Captions and Labels Crafting Dies: I love that little ticket look, but I just couldn’t squeeze the coordinating stamp on from the forthcoming new set My Trip Stamp Set.ย .The die cut worked out just fine alone though. ๐Ÿ˜‰ (*These links will all work once the sets are released on August 1st.)

I colored all the images with Copic Markers and added a few little tidbits with a white gel pen. I made the die cut and stamped the sentiment on there and set it aside. Then, while I held my breath, I added all the crazy stitching. I meant to fill it in a little more on the bottom there, but I completely forgot until seeing this photo just now. Ack! ๐Ÿ™‚

This new Sassy stamp set, Sassy Vacation Memories Stamp Set is of course a favorite of this release. Teri speaks my language. I always love the sentiments that make me laugh. โค

Be sure to check out the NEW products from Technique Tuesday HERE! (Again, these new products above will be available via their links on August 1st!)

And follow the new release over at the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE! Once there, you can find all the Design Team’s blogs to link to. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ll see you back here again tomorrow for another sneak! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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Smile for the Cameras!

Happy Thursday! Popping in quick to freshen things up here ๐Ÿ™‚

Today I’m sharing these cards I made with the cameratastic August Release fromย Technique Tuesday! They can be found HERE!

I love the Oh Snap stamp! fun fun!!

I mixed up a bunch of different sets for this spunky little number! Technique Tuesday’s: We Just Click,ย Planner Camera, Start With a Smile Stamp set, and Caught on Camera stamp set.

This next one might be my favorite of the lot. ๐Ÿ™‚ I stamped this panel and left it to dry on my desk. Forgot about it! Then a couple weeks later, I found it all ready to color! Love that! ๐Ÿ™‚

For this, I used Zig Clean Color fluorescent pens. The photos always dull it down a bit, but in person, it is bright!

Alrighty, that’s all I have for today! Check back soon as the new September TT release is right around the corner!ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

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

Have a good one!

Take care- Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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Magic Wishes

Happy Friday All! If you are looking for my Paper Smooches DT Pep Rally post, please click HERE.


Today I’m sharing a couple of fun cards using Paper Smooches August released UNICORN DIE! That’s right, Unicorn Die. I die. ๐Ÿ™‚ LOL! I also used the Magical Sampler stamp set and Flower Frames dies for this first card. Eeeeeep! Magical! ๐Ÿ™‚

For my first card, I embraced the unicorn and all her rainbowness! ๐Ÿ™‚ (<—- Yup, that’s a word. ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

And of course, I had to add a googley eye, but take care not to cover up her eyelashes. ๐Ÿ˜‰

For this next card, I took another route using the same die. Kim is always thinking, and made the unicorn’s alicorn separate, so you can create a horse, or a zebra, or whatever your crafty heart desires. โค that!!

I used Distress Inks for the background and made a sparkly little grass patch for this fun horse to stand on. The leaves are from the Wavy Wishes set. ๐Ÿ™‚

I think this little Unicorn die will be used a lot around here, making birthday cards! ๐Ÿ™‚

You can check out the NEWย Paper Smoochesย August releaseย HERE! And be sure to hop along with us for a sneak peek at the September release, and your chances to win a Paper Smooches Gift Card! Wooooooooohoooo! You can start HERE on the Paper Smooches blog from yesterday.

Hope your weekend feels long and relaxing!

ย Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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