You Are Amazing!

Happy Wednesday to you! I thought I’d pop in with a quick post to share a fun Taylored ExpressionsΒ card I made! This stencil and this blend makes me say oooooooo! πŸ™‚

This new Folk Art Tulip Stencil is a new favorite of mine–so enjoyable! And after I made this card, I was thinking, I should have made 6 or 7 of them! ❀

The colors of this are so Spring like to me and the timing is perfect because I feel like we might finally be turning a page here. Fingers crossed. I also super love this sentiment. ❀

I love how crisp this turned out in the end. Anytime masking is involved and doesn’t *leak*, I am always excited about that! πŸ™‚ I added some stitching to finish it all off.

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


Also, be sure to follow the fun over at the TE Blog! Have a great rest of the week! πŸ™‚

Jill

Instagram: jilldhawkins

You Are Loved! New Release from SSS!

There is a newΒ You Are LovedΒ releaseΒ  available over at Simon Says Stamp HERE. I used the new Love Messages sentiment set today to make this tropically card! πŸ™‚ (Yes, that’s a word. πŸ˜‰ )

I masked off a small area and added on some Distress Oxide Inks: Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Peacock Feathers. Then I white heat embossed this sentiment over top.

I wanted to send this card now to warm up a mailbox, so I kept it more neutral vs. Valentine’s themed. Of course,Β  you can use this anytime and for ❀ day! πŸ™‚

This is is FULL of sweet sentiments to give to people. I stamped on inside and then forgot to photograph before sealing the envelope. Check out the set–you’ll see what I mean πŸ˜‰ . Sometimes you just need to send a little love, and today I do!

Thanks for Simon Says Stamp for having me along to celebrate this lovely release πŸ˜‰ ! ❀

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Wednesday!

Take care–Jill

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Believe in Yourself!

There is a fun challenge over at Lawn Fawnatics–an inspiration board! I love this summery feel. πŸ™‚

You can check it out HERE.

When I saw this board, I kept thinking summer break!! I thought of our son and I wanted to make him a card to go along with all his end of the school year treat and summer books. Ha!!!

Anywho, I started out making this in the vein of a summery, bright background. Then, unbeknownst to me, I ended up with this galactic goodness. Ha!! So the result is a far stretch from the inspiration board, but this is where it took me. πŸ™‚

You’re a Star! tooooooo cute! πŸ™‚

For this card, I used Lawn Fawn’s stamps: Beam Me Up and the coordinating dies.Β  I colored everything with Copic Markers. I created the background loosely with Distress Oxide inks and water, letting it spill over the masked lines. At first I thought I’d toss the background, but then I was down with the blobs, so I finished it all off with some stitching and adhering all with foam tape. πŸ˜‰

I’m sure he’ll think these little guys are too fun! πŸ™‚

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

Have a great rest of the week!

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins