Taylored Expressions: May Mini Release!

Welcome to a fun extra post for Taylored Expressions May Mini Release! All the new products for this cute release are available over at Taylored Expressions now!

My first card features the NEW Little Monsters stamp set. These little guys are so silly!

eeeeep! How cutie are they? I made a fun and splashy watercolor background by adding water to the panel and then dropping Taylored Expressions watercolors on there.

I love the fun bright colors on this one! 🙂

My second card features the new Inky Fingers: Monsters set. I think these little fingerprint sets are the sweetest and so does our son! He’ll be getting inky sometime soon to make some cards for his Dad and Grandpas! 🙂

Love these little guys peeking out! I was intending to put google eyes on them, of course, and then forgot! ha! I am actually going to give this one to our son. shhhhh! 🙂

Both of these new sets are perfect for making Father’s Day cards, but I also completely enjoy that you can use them for any occasion or even for no occasion at all! 🙂 *Just Because* is my favorite occasion. 🙂

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

My Favorite Human:

So Much it’s Scary:


All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 😉

Jill

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Taylored Expressions: May Mini Release!

Welcome to Release Day for Taylored Expressions May Mini Release! All the new products for this cute release are available over at Taylored Expressions now! Yay! Check out the Taylored Expressions Blog HERE for all the latest info!

My first card this week features the NEW Dadisms stamp set. ❤ These sentiments are SUPER fun! This spider one is perfect for both my Dad, and my husband, and my brother…and… Ha! I do not enjoy spiders in the house. Outside: I just avoid. Inside: No thank you. 😉

I never tire of paper strip cut sentiments. Just love the stripes and the color combos you can create! I whipped that up and die cut the Caps Lock Dad–great bold font–enjoy these so! 🙂 Add a little foam tape and POW!

The new Dadisms set is full of sentiments that crack ME UP! 🙂 Love this set! This spiders one gets me completely. Hopefully my Dad will get a kick out of it too! 🙂

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

Dad:


All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions!

Thanks so much for stopping by today–I’ll be back tomorrow with some cutie patooties!! 😉

Jill

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Paper Smooches May Release Blog Hop!

Happy Paper Smooches blog hop day! There is a NEW RELEASE from Paper Smooches available tomorrow, May 7th at 10am ♥️!! 🙂 This one is Mantastic!! 🙂

Here we go!

  • Hello!  It’s time to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches MAY 2019 release with you!  THREE new stamp sets and TWO new dies will be available to purchase at 10:00 AM Central time zone on May 7th.  Once they go live, you will find the new products here: www.papersmoochesstamps.com

    To add extra fun to our blog hop…there is a prize!  The prize – a $30. gift code to use at the PS online store.

    Here are the details:

    • Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed below (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning) 
    • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blog below
    • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on May 8th to leave a comment.
    • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on May 9th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

    Paper Smooches blog

    Guests:

    Audrey Tokach

    Kelly Booth

    Design Team:

    Ways to increase your chances of winning:

    (which means that you have up to four extra chances to win on each blog)

    Did you know that Paper Smooches offers up a fun challenge each month?  Keep an eye on the PS blog for details.  http://papersmooches.blogspot.com/

Today, I’m sharing a card showing off the new Dress Shirt die! How fun is this one?! The pocket! The pens. I can’t handle it in plaid–so fun! 🙂

I wasn’t sure how this would be with the plaid patterned paper….but sure enough, I find it delightful! The pens in the pocket slay me! 🙂

This sentiment is from the new stamp set called Daddy Yo 2–How fun is “Mantastic? ❤

Paper Smooches: Dress Shirt Dies, Daddy Yo 2, Power Rays Die.

I love the contrast of the May release of manliness to the April release of feminine. Thanks so very much for joining us– And thank you for stopping by my blog!!

Next up, be sure to visit Karin–Karin is sure to have something mantastic too !!! 🙂

Take care–Jill 🙂

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National Scrapbook Day!

Today, there is a funny new stamp set out (Sassy Camera Set) from Technique Tuesday to celebrate National Scrapbook Day! I am not a scrapbooker, but far be it from me to NOT celebrate a crafty holiday! Ha!! 🙂 So I made a card with this fun new set:

BONUS–Because this weekend, you can snag this set FREE! Here’s how:

* Go to the Technique Tuesday website HERE….
* Put $30 of product in your cart.
* Then add the Sassy Camera stamp set to your cart.
* Enter coupon code: NSD18
(The charges for the Sassy Camera stamp set will be removed from your order.) **Offer ends May 6th**

Here’s a little card I made with this new set:

For this, I just quickly chopped up some strips of cardstock and adhered them down. Then I stamped and white heat embossed all the stamps. To finish it off, I added a little stitching and some stars from the Stars on the Border die. 🙂

Be sure to check out the NEW May Release products from Technique Tuesday HERE!

I also enjoy the sentiments is this set, Scrapbooking is Happiness, that was released last year–Too funny! Perfect to make fun gifts and cards for your crafty friends who would surely get a laugh from this set too! 🙂 Check out the Technique Tuesday Blog HERE for all the latest intel! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by! Happy National Scrapbook Day! 🙂

Jill 🙂

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Hello Love

Happy Friday to you all!! I am excited about not packing lunch tonight!! 🙂 Anyone else find great joy in that little thing? ha!!

Today, I’m here to share a very FUN Paper Smooches card. 😉 This is by far, my most favorite technique to make anything! Stripes of cardstock inlaid! 🙂

I just adhere down a bunch of strips on a piece of recycled paper and then die cut it.

The bonus part is, if you are careful not to lose any bits, you get TWO cards!!

Rainbowtastic!   I could make these allllll day! I ❤ this die!! 🙂

For these cards, I simply used the awesome Paper Smooches: Hello Love die.
Be sure to follow the Paper Smooches Blog for a daily dose of Paper Smooches goodness and Inspiration!
Have a GREAT weekend!!
Jill

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May Release, Day 2 from Technique Tuesday!

Day TWO of Technique Tuesday’s May Release Countdown! Let’s Blast Off! 🙂

Today, I am sharing cards with cool new May products! Lots of stuff perfect for making cards for the guys this month! 🙂

This new Spaceship On the Border die is quite fun to use and imagine all the different spaceships you can design! 🙂 I colored all these bits with Copic Markers and blended some Distress Oxide ink on the inside panel, after masking off a section first. I then stamped the sentiment and inlaid all these die cut bits. I like how it turned out and I’m looking forward to giving this to our son. 🙂 I should have colored that one stream a different color other than orange, but just ignore that little bit please. 😉 (The link will work when the products are available tomorrow, May 1st!)

I had enough time to whip up another card! This one I masked off a strip on the inside and blended lots of Distress Oxide inks on. Quite fun in person with a little sparkle! I added some stitching and scored lines to finish this card off.

On this card, I also masked and blended on some Distress Oxides on the inside. I added a little washi and stitching to polish this off.

For both these cards, I also used this great new sentiment from the soon to be released set: Congrats Grad Clear Stamps. It is a set perfect for a graduate, but I like that the sentiments work swimmingly for encouragement and congrats cards too!

Be sure to check out the NEW products from Technique Tuesday HERE! (The new products shown above will be available via those links tomorrow, May 1st! 🙂

(If you missed my post yesterday, click HERE to head over there next!)

I’ll catch you back here again tomorrow for RELEASE DAY and another card!

Thanks for stopping by! Jill 🙂

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Congrats! ’17

Happy Friday! Hope you’re off to start a wonderful weekend! If you are looking for my Paper Smooches DT June Hop post, please click —> HERE. Prizes to win! Such fun to see the new goodies! 🙂

Today’s card is made with the May released Grad Cap Card Die from  Paper Smooches. I also used the New Beginnings 2 stamp set. It’s packed with great sentiments!

I ❤ that sentiment, “Bask in Your Awesomeness”!! Perfect! 🙂 This die set makes this fun tassel, which I think can be used in a variety of ways, outside of tassel making!

These fun sunglasses are from the Pineapple 2 die set. Love. Them.

I thought this was a fun nod to how graduates put tape on their caps to say “Hi Mom” etc. Do they still do this? Ha! I don’t think I ever did because I feel like we received our attire late in the game? Hmmmm… You’d think I’d remember my graduations. Nope. Ha! I think I was exhausted 🙂

Check out the Paper Smooches blog for more fun, and stay in the loop on the upcoming release and current challenge! I love the PS Challenges! Always have. 🙂

Have a great weekend!
Jill 🙂

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