Hamsters. In Leotards. :)

Hola! Have you all been partaking in The Daily Marker 30 Day this month? I am on Day 11 now and I colored some of these yesterday for Day 10. So fun!!

I ordered this Waffle Flower set Gym Rat and Waffle Flower dies for Gym Rat during  Ellen Hutson’s sale last weekend and here I am using it already! whoooot! This set is retiring, so there’s no time to waste if you love it like I do! Just sayin’. πŸ™‚

The star on this is the Taylored Expressions Masking Stencil: Stars and that one is HERE.

I thought this turned out so fun and sooooo 80’s! ❀

I put the hamsters I colored today on this next card:

This stencil background is the Mesh stencil from Simon Says Stamp HERE.

I colored all the hamsters with Copic Markers and I just ❀ them! I have been wanting this set for awhile because these little guys truly CRACK ME UP! Their sweatbands and all! Sooooo funny to me!

I hope you have gotten a kick out of these two cards like I did making them! You can find these stamps and dies at Ellen Hutson with the following links:

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Ellen Hutson FUN and SALE!

Happy Friday! Are you all ready to celebrate the 4th? I have some work to do this morning and then onward. Albeit much different from any year prior, it’s still a weekend! πŸ™‚

I wanted to share that there a great SALEΒ over at Ellen Hutson this weekend:

Perfect timing because I have this plethora of cards to share with you today. They are all in the theme of making a card set, and these two stamps sets from EH are my go to for this. There is something very satisfying about just stamping your little heart out for a couple hours and creating a stack of cards, is there?

The images are from Ellen Hutson’s Everyday Doodles by Julie Ebersole and I adore this set!! πŸ™‚ The little sentiments that accompany them are from the set Everyday Punnies by Julie Ebersole. And with a sale, you can get both! πŸ™‚ shhhhh!

I’m going to share a bunch of pics! Feel free to scroll fast if you haven’t seen enough. πŸ™‚

This coffee cup is everything! πŸ™‚

And the camera? ❀ oh snap! ❀ it!!!

I thought I would make a sweet apple card before making the funny ones! πŸ™‚

This sentiment is one of my faves in the set because it is OH SO TRUE! πŸ™‚

And of course, this sentiment IS my fave in the Everyday Punnies set. It makes me laugh every time I read it! πŸ™‚

Mint Chocolate Chip anyone?

And celery coffee cups? Yes please! πŸ™‚

I hope you have enjoyed these cards using the Ellen Hutson’s Everyday Doodles by Julie Ebersole and Everyday Punnies by Julie Ebersole as much as I enjoyed making them all and mailing them! πŸ™‚ That’s the thing: I already mailed most of them! Who am I? πŸ™‚

** Be sure to hit up the SALE over at Ellen Hutson now before your wishlist is snagged by someone else! 20% off is fun stuff! Be sure to use the code when you check out–you can hop over by clicking HERE >> Ellen Hutson.Β  πŸ™‚ I may have ordered already myself. Allegedly. πŸ™‚ shhhhh!

Here’s a previous post I shared a couple other cards using this set and another HERE. And one more post HERE. πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend–and Happy 4th, USA friends!! πŸ™‚

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Some EH Fun!

Happy Friday! I thought I’d just share a few cards I made recently, all in one post. I stamped this little apple from Ellen Hutson’s Everyday Doodles by Julie Ebersole (and sentiment from Everyday Punnies) and colored it in many moons ago with some Zig Clean Color watercolor markers. I usually use these markers on Bristol Paper.

This sentiment completely cracks me up!

Very simple to create. Between the font and the simplicity, I ❀ it! πŸ™‚

Next up, I used Ellen Hutson’s Conductor of Light set that I recently acquired from a friend. It was like Christmas in March! πŸ™‚

Again, super simple, but effective. I wanted a couple of cards to mail over to school to say Thank You and to keep on keepin’ on! πŸ™‚

And then I made one in blue, because that is my son’s school’s color!Β  Turned out fun too!

I thinkΒ  this sentiment is perfectly fitting for these times.

So there you have it…some VERY quick and simple cards to get you going and pop some cards in the mail this coming week. (These cards are all 4 bar.) I find that the simple cards are often delightful and make it doable to get cards in the mail. ❀ I think I’ve about seven dozen during this odd, odd time. Hoping it brings some smiles.

Here’s all the Ellen Hutson products and links again:

Ellen Hutson’s Everyday Doodles by Julie Ebersole

Ellen Hutson’s Everyday Punnies by Julie Ebersole

Ellen Hutson’s Conductor of Light by Julie Ebersole

Zig Clean Color watercolor.

Bristol Paper

Have a good weekend! πŸ™‚

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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SALE at Ellen Hutson!

Happy almost time to nap! Just popping in to say there is a HUGE Gratitude sale over at Β Ellen Hutson!Β  I may have a few things in my cart, and I just thought I’d share the news here in case anyone else “needed” anything! Wink wink. πŸ™‚

I saw some Distress Inks on sale and re-inkers…. shhhhh …. OH and I also saw the fabulous Crafty Ladies Say set… just saying! You can find the SALE HERE!
Happy pre-nap shopping, crafty friends! Happy Thanksgiving!
and pssssst….I’ll be back tomorrow and Friday with new posts! πŸ™‚
I have many things to be thankful for again this year ❀

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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New Release from Ellen Hutson!

Happy Sunday! I’m here today to share a fun new release from Ellen Hutson!Β  I am so excited to be a part of sharing a couple of these great new sets! πŸ™‚

For this first card, I used the super fun new set called Up in the Air by Brandi Kincaid (and the coordinating dies HERE).

I colored everything with Copic Markers. I also masked off the clouds and blended on the sky colors. I think this set is so fun and unique!! I have another card I hope to finish tonight and share soon!Β  πŸ™‚

Next up, I used the sweet new Be The Change by Brandi Kincaid and the coordinating dies HERE.

I thought these fun and whimsy detailed butterflies would look fantastic in black and white, but I wanted to add a lot of color. So I stamped all the butterflies and masked them off before blending on lots of Distress Inks. My masks were not cut perfect, but I like that “casual” look.
The B & W butterflies really POP in the bright colors!
Such unique sentiments too!
I added a a bit of paint splatter and stitching to each card too. πŸ™‚
For the next two cards, I accompanied the butterflies with sentiments from the Crafty Ladies Say set.
You Got This!
Same with this next card…
High Five!
I had a lot of fun making this card set and I love how bright all the cards turned out!

So fun!Β Here are all the products that are available now and links again:

Up in the Air by Brandi Kincaid and the coordinating dies HERE

Be The Change by Brandi Kincaid and the coordinating dies HERE

and the previously released: Crafty Ladies Say

Thank you to Ellen Hutson for sharing this release with me! Each new EH release has something I just β™₯️! Be sure to head over to Ellen Hutson HERE and check out all the new goodies! πŸ™‚

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Tropical Vibes with Concord & 9th!

Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing my last post as a Concord & 9th Guest Designer for July and their Feature Friday series–it went too fast! Be sure to check out all the projects on the Concord & 9th Blog HERE too! πŸ™‚

Today we are sharing projects made with the Tropical Vibes Bundle! This one has allllllll the Good Summer Vibes, that’s for sure!

I created the background for this card using the Tropical Vibes Turnabout stamp and then die cut out all the pieces from the Tropical Vibes dies.

This next card has the die cut again from the Tropical Vibes dies, but also features the Joyful Tile Bundle–specifically the  Joyful Dies. This is the “oh” turned upside down to create “yo”! I still laugh at this one because that just cracks me up! Yo, Let’s Celebrate! πŸ™‚

I used paper strips and die cut the word from it. Then I added the sentiment from the Joyful Tiles. Love it! πŸ™‚

This background below is definitely one of my favorites. Part of that is because this is not a set of colors I’d normally pull to work together, and they totally do!! So that happy surprise is fun in itself.

This sentiment is from the Tropical Vibes Turnabout. Just so happy with how it turned out overall. Simply delightful!

Lastly, I thought I”d share a card I made using the Tropical Vibes Turnabout with one my all time favorite Concord & 9th products–Kind Card Frame and the Kindhearted Stamp set. (I think these are retired now…?)

I thought the blues were fun and a little unexpected!

You can find the whole lot of new Concord & 9th products HERE. And if you’re a bundle person, get it all HERE.

I hope you have been inspired to send some tropical vibes!! Please be sure to check out the post on Concord & 9th’s Blog today to see both Carrie and Karen’s projects too! Sure to be fun too!

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you missed my posts, you can check them out HERE,  HERE and HERE.

And here’s all the links to the Concord & 9th products:

If you’re on Instagram, follow me HERE. πŸ™‚

Thank you SO MUCH to Concord & 9th for being so awesome and having me along to celebrate this release! It was truly a delight to work with these stamps, dies and the great people behind them! ❀

Have an Fantastic Weekend!

Jill πŸ™‚

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Sending Summer Smiles!

Hope you are enjoying your summer! Today I’m here to share a sweet little rainbow using The Stamp Market’s Dotted Rainbow! I stitched this one up and have it ready to send πŸ™‚ ! I have a “few” more to finish. πŸ˜‰

I thought it would be fun to attempt to do this stitching pattern on the rainbow and it turned out! Fun to try something different and have it work! ❀

For mounting this to the card base, I used X-press It Foam Mounting Squares. Generally, I’m a foam tape person, but these are awesome to get in the nooks and crannies of a rainbow! πŸ™‚ And I like them because the backing peels off easy! That’s a big deal to me to not fight with the backing paper. ha!

You can link to the Stamp Market Dotted Rainbow (for stitching) HERE. The sentiment is from a small set that I think was included with an order. πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Sending Summer Smiles! πŸ™‚

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Joyful! Concord & 9th Fun!

Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing my third post as a Concord & 9th Guest Designer for July and their Feature Friday series! Be sure to check out Karen & Carrie’s projects on the Concord & 9th Blog HERE too! πŸ™‚

All my cards today feature the new Joyful Tile Bundle. One of my favorite things is a great word die, and this more than fits the bill! πŸ™‚

Rainbow all the things! This one turned out fun! First I stamped the word “enjoy”, inking it with several colored inks and then I die cut it with the coordinating dies. I also cut the words out in fun foam and adhered them on the back of the stamped word. I stamped the graphic stamp twice, just shifting the angle to create sort of a Spirograph look. So fun! To finish it off, I added a little stitching and a few confetti sequins. I want to make more of these, of course! Ha! πŸ™‚

Next up, I made a fun holiday card–I love holiday cards with non-traditional colors! The word JOY is perfection!

I made the background with the new Joyful Tiles Turnabout Stencil pack. These stencils are pretty genius! It’s so fast to create a background with them–1, 2, 3….I use my MISTI to hold it in place and for the sharp corner.

Next up, I have another Holiday card, using a more traditional color palate. Again, I used the Joyful Tiles Turnabout Stencil pack, just trying to keep two rotations slightly lighter. When I was done with that, I used one of my first Concord & 9th sets, O Christmas Tree, to put snowflakes in the centers.

I used the sentiment stamp from the Tropical Vibes Turnabout and the word Joy again from Joyful Tile Bundle. I scored the card base for some added texture and stitched it all down. I’m loving the fact I have two holiday cards already made! It’s July! Whooooooot!!

My last card is a fun combo of the Joyful Tile Bundle and the Tropical Vibes Turnabout. I wasn’t sure what colors I wanted to use, but I just got started and ended up loving the way it came together! πŸ™‚

I stamped the word enjoy with two different colored inks, creating an ombre look in the end. I was amazed it turned out, not gonna lie. πŸ˜‰ I adhered it to the turnabout base using fun foam. I stamped the sentiment and trimmed it out, adding it with foam adhesive.

So, I have two extremes here: A summer tropical vibe and a holiday/Christmas vibe! πŸ™‚ It’s fun to use your goodies in so many different ways though, isn’t it?! πŸ™‚

You can find the whole lot of new Concord & 9th products HERE. And if you’re a bundle person, get it all HERE.

I hope you have been inspired to stretch your supplies to cover different occasions! Please be sure to check out the post on Concord & 9th’s Blog today to see both Carrie and Karen’s projects too! They have wow’d me all month!

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you missed my post the first week, you can check that one out HERE. If you missed last week, you can check that one out HERE.

And here’s all the links to the new Concord & 9th Supplies:

If you’re on Instagram, follow me HERE. πŸ™‚ I’ll see you back here next Friday, for my final guest post. Going so fast!

Have a GREAT weekend!

Jill πŸ™‚

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You Deserve…

Happy Weekend! Just popping in with a fun card to share. I stamped these little coffee cups from Ellen Hutson’s Everyday Doodles by Julie Ebersole in a few colors on some other panels. They make QUICK cards and I just love the coffee cup best in this set! πŸ™‚ I love to offset the stamps slightly. Sometimes maybe more than I intended. shhhhh! πŸ˜‰

A friend of mine had a light bulb moment, when she said, make the coffee cups GREEN! Yes!! It’s such a fun nod to the whole Starbucks scene….green, stars, and obviously coffee! πŸ™‚

For this card, I used Ellen Hutson’s Everyday Doodles by Julie Ebersole (and the coordinating dies HERE) with the sentiment from Voices In My Head by Julie Ebersole. oh Julie–you are trouble! πŸ™‚

I made a handful of other cards with the Every Day Doodles set, so we’ll see if I can get around to sharing those sometime this calendar year too!Β  πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend!! πŸ™‚

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Toucan Paradise | Concord & 9th Fun!

Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing my second post as a Concord & 9th Guest Designer for July and their Feature Friday series! Be sure to check out their projects on the Concord & 9th Blog HERE too! πŸ™‚

Both cards today feature the new Toucan Paradise Bundle. It is such a perfect set for my current vibe: Summer, Tropical, Hot. πŸ™‚

This toucan is so fun and I love that he can be stamped in pieces to change up the colors. I masked off a section and then stamped all the elements within that section with bright and cheerful colors.

I stamped the toucan and die cut him out with a branch, adhering him with foam tape. I added some reverse scored lines on the opposite side for added texture. I really enjoy how simple and crisp this one turned out in the end.

My second card is a little wild! πŸ™‚ It too features the Toucan Paradise Bundle, just keeping it simple with a background and sentiment.

I stamped the sentiment with VersamarkΒ  on vellum and used sparkly embossing powder. It looks awesome in when it catches the light. ❀ I stitched it all down on top of the centered stamped elements. I only wish I had stamped a few of these background all at the same time, because I love the look of these stamps all together. πŸ™‚

You can find the whole lot of new Concord & 9th products HERE. And if you’re a bundle person, get it all HERE.

I hope you have been inspired to try something BRIGHT and tropical! Please be sure to check out the post on Concord & 9th’s Blog today to see both Carrie and Karen’s projects too! SURE to be fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you missed my post last week, you can check that one out HERE.

If you’re on Instagram, follow me HERE. πŸ™‚ I’ll see you back here next Friday!

Have a GREAT weekend!

Jill πŸ™‚

#concordand9thΒ  #C9FeatureFriday

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