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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Bear Hugs!

Popping in tonight to share my little bears! I stitched four in one day. Holiday travel = stitching! It’sΒ  fun like that. (I did some other top-secret stitching that I will share in the future as well. wink wink!)

My Mother-in-Law made two, and my son made one cutie! Such fun! This bear is the Essentials by Ellen Bear Hugs! I’m telling you, Julie Ebersole and her designs are trouble! As if I didn’t love this All Inside Bear and coordinating dies enough, this little guy then stole my crafty lil’ heart! πŸ™‚The above four are the ones I made. I love the oatmeal one the best… or maybe the white one? Well, that Heathered PInk and Gray is pretty awesome too. Well, I love them all! πŸ™‚

The two darker colored ones, my Mother-in-Law stitched up. She always makes things like this flawless. (Don’t look at mine too closely please. πŸ™‚ ) My son stitched up the little blue one in the middle. His arm is a little wonky, but I did help him with those, so that is definitely on me. He said he liked it that way. ❀ So I left it.

And this little photo is just funny because they are all in a line up apparently!Β  Holding their little hearts while taking potential criminal photos? LOL.

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care! Jill πŸ™‚

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Essentials by Ellen Blog Hop! :)

I am SO excited to share a couple of cards I made for the new Essentials by Ellen Release! What an awesomely fun opportunity to help celebrate another fabulous release! Hooray! Let’s check out some cards! πŸ™‚

This first card is made with the newΒ Abstract Paint Strokes by Julie Ebersole AND this new sentiment from Totally Random Sayings Vol. 1 by Julie Ebersole. That Julie!! Good gravy–always knocking it out of the park! πŸ™‚

How fun is this?! I stamped the one dotty dash stamp repeatedly with a bunch of different inks.Β  This went remarkably quick, once I figured out what I wanted to do! πŸ™‚ It almost looks like one full background stamp, doesn’t it? Love a rainbow! πŸ™‚

To finish off this card, I just white heat embossed the sentiment, added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins, and a few stitched lines. πŸ™‚

The second card I made to celebrate, uses the sameΒ Abstract Paint Strokes set. I thought it would be fun to make some mushrooms! That was the first thing I thought of when I saw these round stamps. πŸ™‚

I finished this card off with some enamel dots and some stitches. I enjoy this card’s simplicity and pops of yellow. πŸ™‚ If I made it again, I’d do some extra shadow stamping on the ‘shrooms to give them a little more gusto. Stamp and learn, huh? πŸ˜‰

Here’s a better look at these sets. You can click on them to go directly to Ellen Hutson’sΒ website.

Sending envelopes full of gratitude to everyone at Ellen Hutson for having me along again!! This is an awesome release with a crazy amount of possibilities! I sure love that, and have greatly enjoyed working with all these new goodies! πŸ™‚

I posted a couple more New Release cards on my blog Sunday. You can find that post HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today and have fun hopping on to Ardyth’s stop next! Ardyth is sure to have some serious goodness to check out:Β Ardyth Percy-RobbΒ  <—Hop hop! πŸ™‚

If you’ve started on my blog today, be sure to head back to the beginning in the Classroom HERE!

Take care! Jill πŸ™‚

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*Right at Home with MISTI!*

Good Morning, All! You should have arrived to my blog here via Ceal Pritchett‘s blog! πŸ™‚

Today, we are having a fun blog hop between the My Sweet Petunia and the Right at Home design teams! And oh, how FUN is THAT?! DE-lightful. πŸ™‚

Buckle up, there are prizes!!

There will be a drawing for two winners from all the comments on the hop, so please leave a comment on every blog to be eligible to win one of two prizes: Winner’s choice of an original or mini MISTI, and a prize package from Right at Home (Sunflower stamp set, Harvest Blessings stamp set (new release) and two Distress Oxide Inks – in Cracked Pistachio and Peeled Paint).

Deadline for comments is September 8th at noon Central, and winners will be posted on the My Sweet Petunia and Right at Home blogs on Tuesday September 12th.

I’m excited to be sharing two cards today that I made with Right at Home stamps and the Most Incredible Stamping Tool from My Sweet Petunia!

My cards were all made with Right at Home’s super easy to use Anemone set! It’s an awesome set that can be used in quite a variety of ways.

For this card, I used an ombre ink pad. This solid fade is quite lovely with these flowers! I think I would have a hot mess if I had to stamp this repeatedly with an acrylic block vs. MISTI. I have never been good at lining things up. (If I made this one again, I might add a few white pen details. πŸ™‚ #hindsightΒ  What do you think?)

This sentiment is from RAH’s set, Make Something Beautiful.

Apparently, I was on a pink kick when I made these. ❀ ! But they look lovely in pink, right? I also learned how many pink ink pads I have. #completelynecessary  Haaaaa!
The MISTI makes using this RAH layering set flawless to line up or offset consistently. This is a must for me–I often need to fix spots I missed or need better ink coverage. πŸ™‚
Β For the first card above, I also used Right at Home’s Color in Sentiments and Grid Background Stamp. Love this wonky grid!
Such fun! I often don’t know what I did before MISTI?! Too funny! I do however use my MISTI backwards. Does anyone else do this? I know it’s “backwards” because whenever I see anyone else use it, they do it the reverse way. Also, as you can see in my photos above, my numbers are upside down. Another indication I use it backwards. But it works awesome any which way, so there you go! πŸ™‚ LOL!
Here’s the list of all the fun stops today! Be sure to hop along and leave comments for your chances at the prizes spelled out above! πŸ™‚

I hope you have a chance to hop through all these sure to be amazing stops!Β  Also, be sure to check out the latest Right at Home release and if you don’t have a MISTI, add it to the top of your Holiday Wish List. It is a complete game changer in the stamping world. πŸ™‚

Head on over to Maria Sabina‘s blog stop next! πŸ™‚

Wishing you all a wonderful week!

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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12th Birthday!

Hola! I’m sharing this card I made for my niece, who is turning 12!!!??? How!!?? I swear she was just turning 3 yesterday. Yup, I’m that adult that cannot digest that children just keep on growing! Haaa! πŸ™‚  ❀

I thought this bear would be fantastic to hold some fun balloons! AND a cupcake, while sporting a party hat! Busy little dude! πŸ™‚

I colored the cutie bear and his accessories with Copic markers, added some Stickles and Wink of Stella sparkle. I tied silver thread to each balloon (which, while time consuming, is a fun detail) and finished it off with a little washi tape and stitching. In the end, it’s a little bit busier of a card than I generally make, but it is a PARTY! πŸ™‚

For this, I used Essentials by Ellen All Inside ( and dies), EH’s Silver Linings, and Avery Elle’s Numbered Balloons and Party Animal  stamp/die.

I’m adding this for the Mix-It Up Challenge with Avery Elle over at Ellen Hutson! Perfect! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Biggest birthday wishes to E on Monday! Shhhhhh! πŸ™‚ ❀

Jill πŸ™‚

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You’re Rad-ish!

Hooray for the weekend! I was trying to do nothing last night, but apparently I cannot do that because I ended up making this card. πŸ™‚Β 

Let me just say: I used more purple on this card than I’ve used all year? Haaaaaa!

For this, I used Essentials by Ellen stamps set,Β  Wonky Backdrops and Avery Elle’s Punny Pantry stamps. I completely enjoy this Avery Elle set because PUNS! πŸ™‚Β  I was fortunate (and super excited!) to be gifted this at a crafty retreat. Thank you, Avery Elle! ❀

I colored this radish with Copic markers and fussy cut it out. I stamped the Wonky Backdrop with a Hero Arts ombre ink pad. Love how that turned out! πŸ™‚ I stitched on some patterned paper and cardstock strips before I added the lot with foam adhesive. Such a fun card!

I’m adding this for the Mix-It Up Challenge with Avery Elle over at Ellen Hutson right now. Plenty of time to join in, so hoping to make another one day. Wishful thinking anyway ;)! Check it out and join in! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

Jill πŸ™‚

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