New Release from Ellen Hutson!

Happy Sunday! I’m here today to share a fun new release from Ellen Hutson!Β  I am so excited to be a part of sharing a couple of these great new sets! πŸ™‚

For this first card, I used the super fun new set called Up in the Air by Brandi Kincaid (and the coordinating dies HERE).

I colored everything with Copic Markers. I also masked off the clouds and blended on the sky colors. I think this set is so fun and unique!! I have another card I hope to finish tonight and share soon!Β  πŸ™‚

Next up, I used the sweet new Be The Change by Brandi Kincaid and the coordinating dies HERE.

I thought these fun and whimsy detailed butterflies would look fantastic in black and white, but I wanted to add a lot of color. So I stamped all the butterflies and masked them off before blending on lots of Distress Inks. My masks were not cut perfect, but I like that “casual” look.
The B & W butterflies really POP in the bright colors!
Such unique sentiments too!
I added a a bit of paint splatter and stitching to each card too. πŸ™‚
For the next two cards, I accompanied the butterflies with sentiments from the Crafty Ladies Say set.
You Got This!
Same with this next card…
High Five!
I had a lot of fun making this card set and I love how bright all the cards turned out!

So fun!Β Here are all the products that are available now and links again:

Up in the Air by Brandi Kincaid and the coordinating dies HERE

Be The Change by Brandi Kincaid and the coordinating dies HERE

and the previously released: Crafty Ladies Say

Thank you to Ellen Hutson for sharing this release with me! Each new EH release has something I just β™₯️! Be sure to head over to Ellen Hutson HERE and check out all the new goodies! πŸ™‚

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Check out the SCT Blog Today!

Happy day to you all! I wanted to pop in quick and share that I’m over on the Scrapbook & Cards Today Blog today–Check it all out HERE!

Here’s some sneaks to entice you πŸ™‚

I had some fun with Honeybee Stamps! You can check them out HERE! Love this rainbow goodness!

And some fun with Lawn Fawn! Check them out HERE!

These projects were all inspired by projects in the Summer Issue of SCT! ❀ 

You can always check out the printed issues of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine. They can be mailed to you with a subscription or you can find them at Barnes and Noble too! You can follow the SCT Blog HERE and check out the latest issue HERE as well. The magazine is bubbling over with inspiration! I just ❀ it so!

Thank you for heading over there to read it all!

Jill πŸ™‚

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New Blender Brushes from Taylored Expressions!

I hope you enjoyed my post yesterday to share the news for the new Taylored Expressions Blender Brushes! I cannot stop blending since I received them!  ❀ And you all are clearly as excited as me, because the Blender Brushes were so popular and sold out the first day! The great news is, they will be restocked as soon as possible, so hold steady!

Just a quick review again: The bristles are white, so you can see the color you put on them, the handles are COLORED in rainbow colors!! AND there is a Turning Caddy to store them!!  πŸ™‚ Check it all out over at Taylored Expressions now! Yay! ❀

I’m very serious when I say I have been ink blending up a STORM lately! πŸ™‚  Here’s another card I made using them:

I colored the bees with Copic Markers and die cut them out. I hear embossed the Dizzy Dots background in white and ink blended using different blues after that. When I finally stopped myself from blending (ha!), I die cut the background into hexagons for a fun bee backdrop! ❀

Bzzzzzz! This was a fun one to make, for sure!! πŸ™‚

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below.

You Rock Bees card:

These products are available now over at Taylored Expressions!

Be sure to check out the Taylored Expressions Blog for the latest information. πŸ™‚

Thanks so much for stopping by again and happy blending!! πŸ˜‰

Jill

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Check out the SCT Blog Today!

Happy day to you all! I wanted to pop in quick and share that I’m over on the Scrapbook & Cards Today Blog today–Check it all out HERE!

Here’s some sneaks to entice you πŸ™‚

You might gather a Mom theme! Be sure to check out my post over there for the full card photos. πŸ™‚ Happy Mother’s Day to those celebrating and extra hugs to those who need them this weekend. ❀

You can always check out the printed issues of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine. They can be mailed to you with a subscription or you can find them at Barnes and Noble too! You can follow the SCT Blog HERE and check out the latest issue HERE as well. I sure love being a small part of this amazing publication every quarter! ❀

Thank you!

Jill πŸ™‚

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Checkout the SCT Blog Today!

Good Afternoon to you all! I wanted to POP in quick and share that I’m over on the Scrapbook and Cards Today Blog today–Check it all out HERE!

Here’s some sneaks to taunt you πŸ™‚

Wow! Those are close up! No room to hide flaws there! Haaaaa!!

Thanks so much for joining me over at SCT today–my first post and I’m so happy to share some sweet cards full of LOVE and my love of cardmaking! πŸ™‚

You can always check out the printed issues that can be mailed to you with a subscription or you can find them at Barnes and Noble too! You can follow the SCT Blog HERE and check out the latest issue HERE as well

Thank you! ❀

Jill πŸ™‚

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A Cute Card and SUPER FUN News!

It’s a new week and a New Year and I think I finally got some things crossed off my list today? It’s been nutty around here, to say the least! πŸ™‚

I’m sharing a card I made today with the cuties from Neat & Tangled’s Lumberjack Love set. πŸ™‚ I colored them for the last Daily Marker 30 challenge and last night they stumbled back onto my desk–I figured it was a sign I should make this card. ❀

I colored them with Copics and die cut them out, adding them to a simple card base that I scored and stitched. My fave! ❀ Plus, I mean, pun. Enough said. πŸ˜‰

I’m thinking I will save this one for my husband on Valentine’s Day…shhhhhhh πŸ™‚

Saving the most exciting part for last! I’m sharing the exciting news that I am joining the Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine’s 2019 Creative Team!!!

Oh my heavens!! I cannot wait til all their talent rubs off on me!! πŸ™‚ How fortunate I am to have this amazing opportunity?! I am truly still flabbergasted to join these talented ladies and the SCT Publishing and Editorial team, while they all make magic with paper, words, and fantastic photography!Β  Elated beyond words that can express my joy!!!! And excited to share the news here–yay! Thank you so very much SCT!! ❀ ❀

I hope you all will follow along over there –especially by checking out the printed issues that can be mailed to you with a subscription or you can find them at Barnes and Noble too! You can follow the SCT Blog HERE and check out the latest issue HERE as well.

It was truly a highlight of 2018 for me to have a handful of my cards in their issues, and now here I am, part of the Creative Team! eeeeeeeeeep!

Thank you all for *listening* to my excitement and have a great week! ❀

Jill πŸ™‚

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Batty Tags!

Hola! Just popping in with a handful of treat tags I whipped up for teachers and staff. (And one little dude’s lunchbox πŸ˜‰ ) ❀

For these, I used Taylored Expressions Gone Batty,Β  Paper Smooches Tag Stitched Dies, Paper Smooches Teeny Stars, andΒ Lawn Fawn’s Reveal Wheel Sentiments. Fun!

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Eeeeeeep! Love that little bat.

I backed this patterned paper with cardstock for heft. Otherwise, just colored all with Copic Markers, added a few splats, googley eyes (of course), a few felt stars and done! Ready to give.

Halloween treats before everyone is inundated with sugar. Ha!! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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