Happy 2018!!

If you are looking for my Paper Smooches January Pep Rally post, please find that one HERE πŸ™‚


Just popping in to share a Happy New Year greeting to everyone! Thank YOU for all your kindness in 2017! I sooooo enjoy making cards and sharing them, and I appreciate you taking the time to look and leaving me a smile too!

This Embroidery Hoop die is included in the forthcoming Paper Smooches January release and can be found HEREΒ  on January 3, 2018! Be sure to follow our January release hop HERE! πŸ™‚

Other fun Paper Smooches goodies I used: All Year Cheer stamp set (sentiment), Pineapple Crush (bunny with pineapple) and coordinating dies HERE, Squeaky Clean (tiny dust bunny that I fussy cut πŸ™‚ ), Mitten Die (tiny heart).

I colored the bunnies with Copic Markers. For the background, I used Distress Oxide Inks: Abandoned Coral and Fossilized Amber. Such fun! πŸ™‚ I added some Wink of Stella to the bunnies and some Glossy Accents to the heart. ❀

Be sure to check out my Paper Smooches Pep Rally post HERE and follow our January Release Hop! Prizes to be had (comments close at Midnight tonight, 12/31!) and lots of new goodies to see!

Happiest 2018 to each of you and yours!

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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Thank You Notes

Happy Almost Christmas! Just popping in to share a couple *Thank You* notes. One I made back in the fall and forgot to share, and this holiday one I made last night. Because: Crafty therapy! πŸ™‚

Eeeeep is this the cutest little sleigh full or what? πŸ™‚ I used Avery Elle’s Sledding Critters and the coordinating die HERE. For the background I blended on Cracked Pistachio Oxide ink. ❀

I usedΒ Copic Markers to color these cuties and added Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella, and some Nuvo drops. So fun! I ❀️ THIS stamp from Avery Elle, so naturally this is the winter counterpart πŸ˜‰ . (Check out a card I made with the Birthday Bus stamp/die HERE!)

Next up, I made the Thank You card below using THIS unique stamp from Concord & 9th. They always have some clever goods over there! πŸ™‚ Many Thanks Turnabout Stamp! Hooray!

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you can tell by the pumpkin in the pic, I made this back in the Fall, so it has more of an autumn feel.

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lso used Concord &Β  9th’s Many Thanks dies to create the focal point speech bubble. I have always been a HUGE fan of speech bubbles, and this one is large and FUN! πŸ™‚

Ok, that is all from me today! I had a busy day of laundry, baking and family fun! More to do on all that tomorrow too!! πŸ™‚

Have a Happy Christmas All!Β  Jill πŸ™‚

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Snow Bunny (Hill)!

Happy Sunday! I thought I’d pop in to share a few cards I made for a holiday gift! I think this little Neat and Tangled bunny, Bunny Slopes (and Bunny Slopes die) by Elena Roussakis is adorable!! Eeeep! I especially love it because I am not a skilled skier. Well, I’m not even sure I can call myself a skier? My very good friend can attest to this…. quite funny! πŸ™‚

Eeeeeeeep!

All of these I colored with Copic Markers. I had some trouble blending my Orange/Peaches, but in the end, it’s all good. πŸ˜‰

I just cut these little hills with my scissors and stitched them on at the end. Quick and simple!

I added THESE sequins for a little sparkly snow action. πŸ™‚

For all of these, I just free cut some clouds from post-it notes and used those as a mask. I then used Distress Oxide inks and brushed those on. I used both Cracked Pistachio and Broken China.

These sentiments are (PERFECT) from one of my favorite N & T sets, Scandinavian Prints Christmas! Love this set by my friend Miriam! If you do too, you’ll enjoy THIS stencil as well. πŸ™‚ I have yet to nab it myself. πŸ™‚

I couldn’t decide which pics to use, so I figured I’d just share them all.Β  πŸ™‚

I made these to gift as a set. Maybe I should have made five then? Hmmmm…. I’m thinking now, I might just have to keep them and mail them individually? Bwwaaahahahahaa! πŸ™‚ I have some friends that these would be perfect for!

Since it’s a gift set (now up for debate as I type this…) I’m entering it in the Neat & Tangled Little Tangles this month! I haven’t been able to play along for some time and I’ve missed it!Β  Check it out HERE–always fun!! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoy these little bunny cards as much as I do! Cuteness OVERLOAD! πŸ™‚ ❀

Take care! Jill πŸ™‚

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Peace & Love

Hooray for Friday! I find it a little odd to be posting this on Friday the 13th (ha!), but so it goes! πŸ™‚

Today, I’m I’m sharing my Paper Smooches card using the new Mini Cross die and the the Boxed Greetings, along with their coordinating dies HERE.

 I created this background using the two Distress Oxides Blues–Broken China and Faded Blue Jeans. I added some flicks of water and white, a few embossed stars to polish that off. I partially diecut both the Mini Cross and the Boxed Greetings. I added some quick stitching and done! πŸ™‚

Check out all the NEW Paper Smooches OCTOBER 2017 release HERE! Lots of holiday fun!!

Have a fantastic weekend! πŸ™‚

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

 

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Sending Good Vibes!

Good Monday Morning to you! I was up extra early today to squeeze in a full day before the eclipse! But the weather is calling for a cloudy day, so yikes!

Anywho, on with this fun card to give! ❀️


For this card, I used Neat & Tangled’s Schoolhouse Good Vibes, and also the Geomentric Blooms stencil with Fossilized Amber Oxide Ink. There are a couple of things I learned and I’d do differently next time, but I never know what I’m doing until I do it. My cards are thought through as I go. I don’t know if that’s good or bad? Probably both. πŸ˜‰
 LOVE these little mice! I colored them with Copic markers. πŸ™‚

I’m joining in the Little Tangles Challenge this month. I was excited to see the challenge was birthday, and thought I’d catch up on making a bunch of birthday cards. Well, so far I have the one here. LOL!! But there’s still time! So, we’ll see!   πŸ™‚

Check it out HERE! πŸ™‚ And a BIG HAPPY 5TH Birthday to Neat & Tangled! How awesome and exciting is that!?

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

Jill

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June Fun from Technique Tuesday!

I looked at the calendar today. June 3! What?! Already?! The good news is, that means new stamps and dies from Technique Tuesday ! They can be found HERE!

I thought I’d share a few cards with the new goodies! Here we go!

These little fun guys are part of the new set, Small Fries. And there are dies HERE! How cute is that name?! I thought I’d make it a party scene using the Planner Celebrate Stamp Set! Also a fun way to get more use of your planner stamps. I was SUPER excited to see THIS fishbowl die called, Fish Bowl. Ha! Perfect!

Gah, so fun! I used Distress Oxide inks for the water. It turned out better than I thought it would!

Next up, I’m sharing the new owl, Party Time Owl. He’s ready to PARTY! This guy the new edition to all the little owl sets that can be found HERE.

These little paper strips on my owl card, are actually trimmings from the cards I made below. Love how that worked out! I scored/embossed the rest of the card to add additional texture and carry the lines through. This Party card above also uses my go-to die, Photo Frame.

The cards below are made with the new Greenhouse Society Marigold set. There is also a matching die for this flower!

For this, I used the word dies Celebrate and Thank You. I masked off these different blocks and blended on some ink. I really enjoy how they turned out! I’d use this technique for making more of these cards, and giving card set gifts. The Marigold stamp was perfect for this! yay!

I used Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber, and Spiced Marmalade. (I would be awesome if the ink was Dried Marigold, right? Ha!)

Lots of fun new products for everyone’s style. Be sure to check out the new stuff from Technique Tuesday HERE!Β  πŸ™‚

Have a GREAT weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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