Let’s Squalk About it!

I hope those who celebrated our Thanksgiving yesterday had a fun, tummy filled one!

My cute little card today uses the new Baby Birds stamps and dies, of course. πŸ™‚

I colored this little cutie with Copic Markers and added a white heat embossed sentiment to the mix. I also added a little watercolor panel embossed with the Paper Smooches Cross Stitch die. I love this die as much for cross-stitching as I do for embossing backgrounds!

My signature mark seems to be this watercolor dripping off the side of the card nowadays. LOL. Not tragic, but definitely not planned either!

I ❀ this Baby Bird set!! Meep!! (And I’d like to note that I used Purple. πŸ™‚ A rare sighting! haahaaa!)

The awesome Paper Smooches November release is available HERE! ❀

Have a fantastic weekend…napping, shopping,Β  enjoying family …or all the above!! πŸ™‚

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

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Happy Monday…I hope!

I thought I’d pop in with a few Paper Smooches cards I’ve made recently. I just ❀ my Paper Smooches stash!

This first card uses the new Baby Birds stamps and dies, of course. Because seriously, this set is the cutest thing on my desk! πŸ˜‰ The timing of this set was also perfect because I needed this sentiment to make and mail a card to my sweet friend.

I also used the Pineapple 2 die and the Deco Edges dies. Eeeeep! This is the cutest little bird! πŸ™‚ (We joined Page Maps this month and you can check out that HERE. I used the sketch they sent me to make this card–FUN!!)

This next one I intended to share on Taco Tuesday, but let’s celebrate today, Ok? Everyday is a good day for a taco, after all. πŸ™‚

Oh my word! How fantastic is this taco from Paper Smooches Calorie Free set! Pssst grab this set before it’s gone! πŸ˜‰

I don’t have the coordinating dies, so I just fussy cut out this little Copic colored taco and gave him some googley eyes, of course. πŸ™‚ So fun and PERFECT to send my taco loving friend! πŸ™‚

Next up, I used Paper Smooches Garden Greetings stamp set and dies. Eeeeeep! I LOVE this bee! I needed some Thank You cards and found myself coloring tulips. In November. LOL. πŸ˜‰

I colored these and die cut them out. I added some Wink of Stella glittery shine and some Glossy Accents over that. I scored some little card pieces and cut the edges with the new Deco Edges die. Although, I see in these photos it’s hard to see either of those details too good!?

The new-goodness-filled Paper Smooches November release is available HERE! ❀

Thanks for stopping by again and for all the kind comments I have received here lately…and always, for that matter! So kind of you all! ❀

Have an awesome week!

Jill πŸ™‚

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A lil’ cuteness…

Happy Wednesday! I thought I’d pop in super quick and share a few recent Paper Smooches cards I made. I am ALWAYS excited about new products, but I love using my older products as well. After all, I have them for a reason!Β  πŸ™‚

First up, are these cuties I recently made with my son. Normally, when we make cards together, I personally never get anything made. That’s because I’m always helping him set up the MISTI or get this supply or that, etc. But this session, I did get these cuties made! I was amazed. Nothing fancy, but worth sharing because I loved making them with him. ❀

These cards are all made with Paper Smooches Cuteasaurus set! ❀ I colored the first card with Prismacolor colored pencils, and the one below with Copic Markers. That was super tricky, because I stamped these on basic white cardstock. Well, I am blender and bleeder when it comes to Copics, so I was surprised that these did not turn out completely awful! πŸ™‚ (I normally use Copic blending card.)

For this card, because the Dinosaur needs to face the other way too, you need the mirror image. For this, you can use Paper Smooches’ Mirror Blocks. I was a little distracted, so I didn’t get a super clean image when I stamped it in reverse. No biggie though, because you can go back and fill in with a fine tip black pen! Yay! πŸ™‚

This sentiment is from the July set Body Language. πŸ™‚ Perfect with the googley eyes, of course. πŸ™‚

Here is a photo that includes the ones my son made. He does all his own stamping, and that includes trying to get ALL THE STAMPS on one card! Haaaaa! ❀ It is seriously the cutest thing to this 100% biased Mom. He then uses my Copics & Zig Clean Color markers. Because why would he use any of his dozen coloring implements? LOL!!

I love that he made the dinosaurs and drew in his own heart! πŸ™‚ He also thought the little Kidneys were potatoes, so he ran with that. I was cracking up!! They can definitely be potatoes, right? ❀

He spent a lot of time coloring these and then gave it to Dad. (I hope i get the Dinos….shhhh! πŸ™‚ ) I adore how they turned out.


For this next card, I used Paper Smooches Falling for You set, and coordinating Falling for You Dies. I also used the Cardbooking dies for the speech bubble fun!

I made this background a long while back, and it was sitting on my desk. But I’m fairly certain I used Orange and Yellow Distress Inks and blended those on. πŸ™‚ I colored the bat with Copics.

Thanks for stopping in! I’ll see you tomorrow for Paper Smooches Pep Rally week–sneak peeks for the new release!! eeeeeeee! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

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Love Monster

Happy Fourth of July!

If you haven’t seen it all, Paper Smooches July release is available HERE! And it’s goooood! πŸ™‚

Today I am popping in to share this cutie little Monster Love card I made for our son! I’m trying to build up a small stash of ❀ πŸ™‚ cards for him.

For this card, I used Paper Smooches Falling for You set, and coordinating Falling for You Dies. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this little monster, and I know my son will too! I also used Paper Smooches Balloons Dies, that I have had for what seems like forever. Faves! ❀

I colored the lil’ monster with Copic markers. For the background, I used Faded Jeans Oxide ink and a little mini stencil I have had for years! I really like breaking out stash stuff and using it! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping in! Have a safe evening all!

Jill πŸ™‚

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Garden Greetings!

Happy Friday! I am back on my Friday Paper Smooches schedule this week! Last week, we were out-of-town having fun with family. But I’m getting back on track slowly this week! πŸ™‚

If you haven’t seen it all, Paper Smooches June release is available HERE!

I made these projects I’m sharing today with the new Garden Greetings stamp set and dies. This set isΒ  fun to color! πŸ™‚

First up, is one of my favorite cards this month–This stamp and matching die makes just the sweetest little thank you card!

The added bee slays me! πŸ™‚Β  I colored these flowers with Copic markers and added Glossy Accents, letting them dry overnight. I added the image to a card panel that I reverse scored repeatedly. I finished it all off with a stitched “window” and some sparkly sequins! πŸ™‚


This BFF below, was one of the first things I colored from this set. ❀ Some nights, you just want to color!

The cutest little bees are from the Courteous Cuties (seriously the cutest!) set, with matching dies.

I added Glossy Accents to these images as well. I think I was determined to go through a whole bottle this last month or so!Β  LOL! πŸ™‚

This tag die is the For You tag die. I love its squatty look! I finished off this card with some twine and stitching. πŸ™‚

Gah, it’s all such fun!! (You can find the card I shared previously using this set HERE.) ❀

Thanks for stopping by again! Have an awesome weekend!

Jill πŸ™‚

 

 

 

because nice matters

Happy Sunday! I hope your day is a great one! I still need to finish my Father’s Day cards…yikes!

I wanted to hop in and share this cutie bear card using the new Paper Smooches Kind Bear Die and the Kindness Sampler! ❀ How fantastic is this sentiment? And how true?  I didn’t think ahead about photographing this one, so the white on white was not a brilliant choice in that regard. However, in person, it looks good! πŸ™‚


I also used the Rose Frame Die and Harlequin Die (dry embossed) for the background. I think it made the perfect frame for this cutie! πŸ™‚

I used colored cardstocks to make the bear, but I also used Copic markers to color his flower. I coated a few bits with Glossy Accents and added some stitching too.

All of the new Paper Smooches June release can be found HERE! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great rest of the weekend!!  πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

 

 

 

I’m So Glad I Picked You!

Happy FRIDAY! What a week. Phew. 

Today, I’m sharing this floraltastic card using the Garden Blooms dies and the Kindness Sampler! ❀

I laid up some strips of cardstock and then die cut the flowers. I then overlaid the flower outlines on top in white. Finally, I stamped the sentiment as the stem to the flowers, and added some leaves. Fun! 

These flowers are awesome and so versatile! A perfect addition to the PS lineup! πŸ™‚

The new Paper Smooches June release can be found HERE! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!  πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚