Summer of Stamping: Ellen Hutson New Release!

Exciting day today over at Ellen Hutson–It’s a new week in the Summer of Stamping! Just fun summery goodness available now! And I made a few cards to kick things off.ย  You can find all the new (and goodies released last week!) in the New Ellen Hutson Summer of Stamping Release HERE.

Let’s get to some projects, shall we?! First, let’s start with this fun little number made with the new Aloha set (and Aloha dies) and the new Tilt ‘N Rock dieย interactive die set, all of course by the talented Julie Ebersole. Julie strikes again! ๐Ÿ™‚

I toyed around with using all the of the fun little scenic pieces in this set and then ended up with this simple design to keep the focus on her little sashaying moves! ha! ๐Ÿ™‚ Here’s a little video of her shaking her grass skirt on my Instagram post: jilldhawkins .

I created the background using different Distress Oxide inks after masking off a rectangle to work within using Post It notes.

Here’s two little snap shots of how she looks in motion with the Tilt ‘N Rock die.

So fun and SUPER easy to make. You just need a penny along with the Tilt ‘N Rock die.ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Next up, I used the New Mondo Anthurium set (and Mondo Anthurium die) to create a few cards. I actually made five of them, but I figured you all are picking up what I’m putting down with seeing three of them. ๐Ÿ™‚

First I cut strips of brightly colored cardstock and pieced those all together. I was going to just mix up the order of the rows all different, but I decided to keep them all the same to ease our eyes when they are together. ๐Ÿ™‚

This first one, I stamped the Mondo Anthuriumย and white heat embossed with before die cutting it out. I added some stitching to the base panel and then lined up the Mondo Anthuriumย to match an adhered it with foam tape. I finished it all off with some clear bits from my stash and a simple Mahalo!

This one might be my favorite!

Next, I kept things a little more simple adding in the Hero Arts Infinity Nesting Postage Stamp dies to create panels.

I added some embossed lines to the card base and some stitching to the panels and done! ๐Ÿ™‚

Such fun and these cards make me feel like I am vacationing amongst the tropical leaves of Hawaii! If only. โค

Here’s the link to the full New Ellen Hutson Release for the Summer of Stamping HERE. Quick recap of the goodies I used–all with direct links below if you want to find for yourself:

Be sure to also check out the Ellen Hutson blog today–sure to be lots of fun there! And ALSO–today is the last day to get the fun freebie! Check this out! This little Trippin’ Set is soooo cute! I need it too! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Super fun thanks to Ellen Hutson and her awesome team for having me along to share some fun again this month–what a treat! Thank you!! โค

Happy Summer! Enjoy the Ellen Hutson Summer of Stamping!

Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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Ellen Hutson Blog Today!

Hello–and Happy Wednesday! It is Wednesday, right? ha! Today, I’m over on the Ellen Hutson blog sharing a couple cards I made using the New Ellen Hutson Release for June HERE. You can find the link to the Ellen Hutson blog HERE.

I have the pleasure to share two cards over there using the new Good Day by Julie Ebersole ( & coordinating dies for Good Day) as well as the new Zipper Dies by Julie Ebersole. Oh AND the new All About You set and All About You dies.

Here’s a little sneak peek! But be sure to see all the photos and details of making these on the EH Blog HERE. There are some fun surprises on the insides of these cards too. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s the link to the full New Ellen Hutson Release for June HERE. Quick recap of the goodies I used–all with direct links below if you want to find for yourself:

Thanks for stopping by! Another round of smiles to Ellen Hutson and her delightful team for having me along to share some fun this month–Thank you!! โค

Take care– Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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New Release from Ellen Hutson (Prizes on Instagram!)!

Today, there is a fun and fantastic NEW RELEASE over at Ellen Hutson! I cannot tell you how excited I was to receive and work with these goodies ๐Ÿ™‚ You can find the whole New Ellen Hutson Release for June HERE. Everything is available now–yay!!

There is a hop over on Instagram and there are PRIZES!!! ย So head over HERE to comment and hop along to see all the sure-to-be amazing projects! (You are welcome to comment on my post here, (thank you!๐Ÿ˜Š ) but in order to be in the prize running, you must comment on Instagram.)

For this card I used the new Good Day by Julie Ebersole ( & coordinating dies for Good Day) as well as the new Push Me Pull You dies by Julie Ebersole. That Julie is always coming up with all the things I want to create with! ๐Ÿ™‚

I have to laugh that in the end, it looks like my little car driver is driving on water maybe? I didn’t see that til uploading these pics. ha! I just liked the blue. ๐Ÿ™‚

And then you pull the tab and everyone moves!! In retrospect, my photos aren’t super to show this ๐Ÿ˜† I should have pulled the tabs further for the photos, but alas, you’ll just have to trust me they both go all the way across. ๐Ÿ™‚

The backgrounds are from the set called Wonky Backdrops. I use this set OFTEN, to say the least. ๐Ÿ™‚ I colored everything with Copic Markers.

I thought I’d post these with the links to the products for you all to reference, but you must comment and hop on Instagram to win! ๐Ÿ™‚

Quick recap of the goodies I used–all with links if you want to find for yourself:

Thanks for stopping by! Big thanks to Ellen Hutson for having me along as a guest to celebrate this release–Such a treat! And I hope to see you over on IG HERE! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll be back again with to share more cards I made with this New Release–I can’t wait to share them too! โค

Take care– Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins

You Are My Sunshine!

Happy Friday! Before the Paper Smooches (very fun!) July Release debuts next week, I wanted to share one more card that is one of my favorites of the June Paper Smooches release available HERE! ๐Ÿ™‚

For this card, I used the new Sunnyville and Sunnyville icon dies! This little sun hugging this little cloud is just one of my faves of all time from Paper Smooches. It is soooo adorable! ๐Ÿ™‚ Kim has such a great way of designing these little cutie stamps! ๐Ÿ™‚

I mean really, could this be any sweeter? I colored them with Copic Markers and die cut them out, adhering with foam adhesive. (THISย is the foam tape I’ve been using a lot–very inexpensive!)

Paper Smooches: Sunnyille, Sunnyville Icon Dies, Flaunters. The rest of the new release is HERE!

As I mentioned, the new Paper Smooches July Release is next week! We are having our Design Team hop on July 6th–so be ready!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for stopping by today!

Take care–Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

New Blender Brushes from Taylored Expressions!

I hope you enjoyed my post yesterday to share the news for the new Taylored Expressions Blender Brushes! I cannot stop blending since I received them!  โค And you all are clearly as excited as me, because the Blender Brushes were so popular and sold out the first day! The great news is, they will be restocked as soon as possible, so hold steady!

Just a quick review again: The bristles are white, so you can see the color you put on them, the handles are COLORED in rainbow colors!! AND there is a Turning Caddy to store them!!  ๐Ÿ™‚ Check it all out over at Taylored Expressions now! Yay! โค

I’m very serious when I say I have been ink blending up a STORM lately! ๐Ÿ™‚  Here’s another card I made using them:

I colored the bees with Copic Markers and die cut them out. I hear embossed the Dizzy Dots background in white and ink blended using different blues after that. When I finally stopped myself from blending (ha!), I die cut the background into hexagons for a fun bee backdrop! โค

Bzzzzzz! This was a fun one to make, for sure!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

You Rock Bees card:

These products are available now over at Taylored Expressions!

Be sure to check out the Taylored Expressions Blog for the latest information. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks so much for stopping by again and happy blending!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jill

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Taylored Expressions: Blender Brushes!

I could not be more exited to share this news and post for Taylored Expressions Blender Brush Release! I am telling you these whole kit and caboodle is a cardmaking game changer!! I have been busting with this awesome secret for what seems like FOREVER!ย  โค

The bristles are white, so you can see the color you put on them. BUT most excitingly, the handles are COLORED in rainbow colors!! Oh good gravy–I’m telling you, I eeeeeeped with delight in seeing them! But WAIT there’s more…. there is a Turning Caddy to store them!! And/or just spin them for fun, like I often do!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Check it all out over at Taylored Expressions now! Yay! โค

Naturally, I could not WAIT to use them ALL!! And now, I can’t stop! Here is a fun card I made using them:

I had so much fun making this card and then adding the stitching!! Eeep!! The blending with the new brushes was effortless so much easier with the colored handles to know what I was grabbing! But, now that I am posting it, I see I forgot the I’s tittle! Oh good gravy!! I am going to need to add that. How did I not notice it til now? ack.

I just love how this turned out overall. The brushes make it so fun to blend and truly, the white bristles, colored handles and turning caddy are just icing on the cake!! So fun and so pretty to use! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

Kindness card:


All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions!

Be sure to check out the Taylored Expressions Blog HERE for the latest and for information about FREE Shipping and how to get a FREE gift!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks so much for stopping by this week and happy blending!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jill

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Love Birds

Happy weekend! There is something NEW from Paper Smooches available now HERE! ๐Ÿ™‚

Stencils!! There is the new Cloud Stencil and the new Flourishes Stencil! I have cards using them in the next release, but for now, I just whipped this one up HERE using the Cloud Stencil for fun and the Daily Marker 30 Day!

I hope you’ll enjoy the new stencils as much as I am!! So cool and easy to work with.

Tonight, I’m sharing a card using the new Vespa Die and Feathered Friends (with Feathered Friends Icon dies). Also, I used the Mirror Blocks for the mirror image of the cute bird! This Vespa–I want to create a bunch of colors of them and then ride them! If only! ๐Ÿ™‚

I blended the background on simply with inks and colored the cutie birds with Copic Markers.
Love Birds! ๐Ÿ™‚ Too fun!!

Paper Smooches: Vespa Die, Feathered Friends, Feathered Friends Icon dies,ย Mirror Blocks The rest of the new release is HERE!

I hope you check out the stencils and enjoy them as much as I do!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care–Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Today is a New Day!

Happy Friday! The June release from Paper Smooches is available HERE! ๐Ÿ™‚

Today, I’m sharing a card using the new Cuppa Sunshine Die and Sunnyville. Have a I mentioned my โค for this release!? Ha! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I mean, those smiles!!!! The coffee cup! The CUTENESS!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I basically pieced this one all together and stamped on some cutie faces to make someone smile! I sure do! ๐Ÿ™‚

Paper Smooches: Cuppa Sunshine Die, Sunnyille, and Notebook Basic DieThe rest of the new release is HERE!

I can’t wait to share more this month! Thanks for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care–Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Paper Smooches June Sunshine!

Happy weekend! There is a NEW RELEASE from Paper Smooches available now HERE! ๐Ÿ™‚

Today, I’m sharing a card using the new Sunnyville and Sunnyville icon dies! I cannot tell you how much I have squeaked over these new goodies, making my cards for June–I just think they are SO adorable!! โค

I cut out the little triangles from the Sunnyville Icon dies using a bunch of different card stocks. I adhered those all down with foam adhesive and then added the Sunnyville stamps colored with Copics on top. To be honest, I didn’t even realize there was no sentiment until typing up this post! Ha! โค

Paper Smooches: Sunnyille, Sunnyville Icon Dies.ย The rest of the new release is HERE!

I can’t wait to share more of these cute products this month! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Take care–Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Taylored Expressions: June Release!

Welcome to Release Day forย Taylored Expressions June Release! All the new products for June are available over at Taylored Expressions now! Yay!

My first card today features the NEW Cutting Edge Crafty stamp set. This is likely my most favorite card from this release, because this is sooooo true! haaaaa!! ๐Ÿ™‚

This is practically a spitting image of me, but with slightly smaller ears. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I colored everything with Copic Markers before layering it all onto a card panel I used the stencil to blend on some ink. (I even had to add the labels to the little ink pads! Too fun! )

Next up, is another card, perfect for sending to a creative friend!

Craftiness is Happiness! โค

I stamped all these little icons from the new set, Craftiness is Happiness. Just perfect for making crafty friends cards. And it’s slightly different from most of Taylored Expressions stamps, in that it is a clear photopolymer set and it’s part of the Clearly Crafty line of TE goodies!

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

Somewhere in this Mess card:

Craftiness is Happiness card:


All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions!

If you missed my previous posts for Taylored Expressions Release Week, check those out by these links: Day 1ย ,ย Day 2 or Day 3.

Thanks so much for stopping by this week and happy shopping!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jill

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