Hope Your Day Glows…

When I see a Rainbow Challenge, I just have to jump in! 🙂

The current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge is just that–check it out HERE. Check out the fun image of inspiration:Eeeep! Love it! Rainbows. Glowing Candles. Hence my card of rainbow-ed glowing light bulbs! 🙂

For this card, I used Lawn Fawn’s new Lights Out and the sentiment from the new adorable Little Fireflies. Adorable! Looking forward to making them glow in the dark for my son on a future card. 🙂

I white heat embossed these cuties on watercolor paper and watercolored them with Distress Inks. I was on a roll last night. 🙂 I do ❤ smiling things!

Be sure to check out the challenge and join in HERE! Fun fun!

Have a great week!

Take care– Jill 🙂

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Good Vibes Only

Have you seen this month’s Pin-Sights Challenge over on Ellen Hutson? It’s good. Let me show you:

oooooooo so fun! I have been wanting to play along and finally got around to feeling good and made one last night. 🙂

Here’s my card:

How cute are these guys, weathering the storm? ❤

I made this card using Ellen Hutson’s super cute sets: Totally Random Sayings Vol. 1 by Julie Ebersole, Bear Ware (and dies) Bear Ware 2 (and dies). I also used Neat & Tangled’s Geometric Blooms stencil to add a smidge of background.

I watercolored these images with Distress Inks and added some stitching. 🙂

I hope you have time to jump in on this current EH Challenge too! I’d love to sneak another one in, but that could be a pipe dream. Ha!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Take care– Jill 🙂

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Let’s Chill!

Are you Christmas ready?! The jury is still out here! 🙂

Today, I’m here to share a fun wintery little Paper Smooches card using the new Let’s Chill die and the new Ribbon Dies. I also used one of my favorite winter goodies, the previously released sweet little PS Mitten Die. 🙂

I die cut the mitten from white and silver sparkle paper to inlay the stitches. I added some Distress Ink to the background and a fun pink Ribbon to the cuff. Eeeep it turned out so wintery and sweet! 🙂

Have an awesomely cozy holiday weekend, friends! 🙂

Take care- Jill 🙂

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We’re Rooting for You

Hooray for summer! (But it’s going TOO fast!)

Today I am sharing a card I made for my son. I’m trying to *slowly but surely* build up my lunchbox/backpack stash for the school year. I am also a fan of the post-it and a sharpie, so don’t think I send these daily or anything. Haaaaa! 🙂

My red layering detail kept getting absorbed into the Lawn Fawn Lobster ( ❤ ), so you can barely make out those little lines there. Googley eyes to polish them off, of course! 🙂

For this card, I used Lawn Fawn’s Rooting for You stamp set. 😉 Always such fun to use these cutie veggies and their puntastic sentiments! This patterned paper is from Lawn Fawn, as well as the Lobster and Carrot color inks.

Here are a couple other cards I made with these little guys…. HERE and HERE. ❤ These crack me up!

I am playing along with the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge color combo inspiration board! It’s pretty summertastic, if you ask me! 🙂 There is still time to enter too!! Join in!

Hooray for summer!

Have a great rest of the week!! 😉

Jill 🙂

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Paper Smooches July DT Hop

Happy Summer!! Here we go with some July FUN from Paper Smooches! As always, this release does not disappoint and has a very funny set! ❤️ ! A lot of laughs! 🙂

PS DT Blog Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JULY 2017 release with you!  TWO new stamp sets and SIX new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on June 30th.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! 

The prize – a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, July 2nd to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, July 3rd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)


On with my project!!
How delightfully calming is this new Dove Die? Goodness. I find it so peaceful. I also used the forthcoming new stamp set, Faith Sampler.
 I watercolored with Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade (I think?), and Mustard Seed. I die cut the dove several times and layered them up for a stronger look. Such a great die for many occasions of cards. 🙂
I’ll have lots more Paper Smooches fun to share in July! Whooohooo! I can’t wait for you all to see the fun coming!
Next hop stop:  Karin Akesdotter! 🙂 Buckle up! Sure to be awesome!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to hop on and leave comments for chances at the prizes!

Take care- Jill 🙂

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Paper Smooches June DT Hop

Gulp, it’s JUNE soon!! I know I say this every month, but wow! Today we are celebrating the new release coming from Paper Smooches!! Get ready–a whole lotta smiles coming with this release!! 🙂

PS DT Blog Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JUNE 2017 release with you!  TWO new stamp sets and SIX new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on May 31st.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! 

The prize – a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Tuesday, May 28th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Wednesday, May29th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)


Here’s my card!

I see this, and I SMILE! Oh my word, this cactus!! And this sentiment! ❤

This die is the forthcoming Cactus Die and the sentiment is from the soon to be released, Kindness Sampler. That’s right, the “Kindness Sampler”. Gah! ❤

I adore Kim’s little smiling creations! Each time I receive them, I squeal! Just so fun!
Also, on this card, I used the previously released Super Star Dies and the Cross Stitch Die. (I posted another card I made with the cross stitch die HERE.) I blended on a few distress inks, and then embossed this card with the Cross Stitch die. I added the star strip, Cactus, and stamped the sentiment. I finished it off with stitching the panel onto the card base, adding a few sequins, and getting it ready to mail! 🙂

Next stop: The multi- talented Karin Akesdotter! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today! I can’t wait to share more of the fun Paper Smooches products this coming month! Have a great weekend!

Take care- Jill 🙂

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Yay!

Hey hey! Happy Friday! Happy Early Mother’s Day to everyone celebrating this weekend!

Today’s card is made with this fun new set from the Paper Smooches MAY release. For this card, I used the New Beginnings stamp set (that elephant ❤ !) and the New Beginnings Icons Dies!

I mean, goodness, he’s cute! 🙂

For this card, I just masked off these rays/stripes and blended on some Distress Inks. I can’t recall for sure, but I’m guessing I used Carved Pumpkin and Spiced Marmalade? I colored this cutie elephant with Copic markers, and heat embossed this sentiment from the same stamp set. I adhered all the mortarboards and drew on tassels. I added some white spatters afterward to give it a celebratory feel–pow! I thought this one was fun to highlight your graduate!

Plus, I went to the University of Illinois for my undergrad degree, so I had to use the Orange and Blue. Go Illini! 😉

Next up, I thought I’d share this sweet little card using the same stamp set.

I kept this one very simple with just some stamping, vellum, and stitching. I love these simple cards! 🙂

Be sure you’re following the Paper Smooches blog, and please stop by here again! I’ll be back with more cards to share this month, and I”m hoping I get those posts written soon! 🙂

Have a great weekend!
Jill 🙂

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