Honey Bee Stamps: New Release

Hello –Happy Weekend! There is a new release over at Honey Bee Stamps!!! And I thought I would make a card that was full of tropical goodness. I don’t know about you, but I could live in this card about now! 🙂

This new Honey Bee Stamps set is called Paradise Blooms (and you can find it HERE with the Paradise Blooms coordinating dies HERE) and I just stamped right over a Distress Oxide blended panel. The size of these images is pretty awesome and they would be great to add coloring to too!

Anyone else up for living in this card for awhile? ha! 🙂

I wanted to keep this card flat because I intended to mail it out this week. The USPS and I have been at odds with mailing lately. Ha! So FLAT was the goal! 🙂

Check out all the latest over at the Honey Bee Stamps blog HERE. 🙂

Once again, here are the Honey Bee Stamps products I used with links and links to the Distress Oxide pads Honey Bee has available:

Also, if you missed my post for the Blog Hop with Honey Bee and Hero Arts earlier this week, check that out >>HERE<<. You have until Wednesday, the 15th to enter for a chance to win!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have  fun for making cards with Honey Bee Stamps

Take care–Jill 🙂

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You Are Amazing!

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

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! 🙂 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! 🙂


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You Are Loved! New Release from SSS!

There is a new You Are Loved release  available over at Simon Says Stamp HERE. I used the new Love Messages sentiment set today to make this tropically card! 🙂 (Yes, that’s a word. 😉 )

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,  you can use this anytime and for ❤ day! 🙂

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 😉 . 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 😉 ! ❤

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Wednesday!

Take care–Jill

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Believe in Yourself!

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

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. 🙂

You’re a Star! tooooooo cute! 🙂

For this card, I used Lawn Fawn’s stamps: Beam Me Up and the coordinating dies.  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. 😉

I’m sure he’ll think these little guys are too fun! 🙂

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

Have a great rest of the week!

Take care– Jill 🙂

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