Somewhere Over the Rainbow Kit from Taylored Expressions

Hello and welcome to a SUPER FUN release celebration for  Taylored Expressions! This new Somewhere Over the Rainbow Kit is available NOW over at Taylored Expressions TODAY, May 12 right HERE!!

This release is ALLLLLL about the Rainbows and sending some much needed to cheer in the mail…and do you see the envelope seals?! Gah!

Let’s get this party started! 🙂 I have A LOT to share!

This first rainbow card is made with kit’s Masking Rainbow Stencils and my TE Blender Brushes. First, I blended on some Sugar Cube ink to give the dye inks a nice solid layer to blend on. It makes the finished product more vivid when you are using colored cardstock.

I also used the Frame in Frame 2 die to finish it all off. Eeeep! I sure ❤ this sentiment! 🙂

Next up, I have one of the simplest cards I made but one of my faves! The Rainbow Masking Stencils are super easy to use because there are two different stencils. The spacing makes it easy to not blend into the wrong arch. That little smiley is adorable!

The smile fits fantastically on the little clouds, but I thought maybe the Rainbow wanted to smile too. 🙂

And then, we have the dies!!! Oh goodness–how FUN are these!? These sweet sentiments are the perfect font and so delightful for these cards. ❤

For this card, I embossed the  background with TE’s Cloudy Days Embossing folder and then inlaid the die cuts, added some stitching.

These clouds are the perfect finishing touch. There are two cloud dies in the kit. One is simple and the other has the little pierced dots on it. Both match each other and it’s great to have the two options.

While we are on the dies, how about a shaker card? This is too fun! I added the previous released Rainbow Sprinkles, Full of Heart and Sparkly Stars to make a mix. All that sparkly action allowed for me to keep the cardstock simple in Sugar Cube.

This is a fun one and very easy to make. I highly recommend using the TE Foam Strips. They are not only perfect for the Simple Strips sentiments, but they bend SUPER easy for shaker cards, making it much faster than using foam tape. 🙂

I just love this little rainbow! ❤

I have a couple cards I made on Toffee cardstock too! Who am I? I’m not sure, but I thought it would be fun to blend the Rainbow again with Sugar Cube ink first, giving the ink a *base* and then blended the dye inks over top a few there.

Mixed it up with the rainbow colors on this one too. For the little pattern stamps, I wanted a light gray, so I off stamped the Earl Grey ink and then stamped it on here so it wasn’t quite as dark/bold.

This is another fave sentiment in this kit. Well, who am I kidding, I actually ❤ them all! ha! 🙂

Here’s another super super simple one on Toffee.

I wanted to have a variety of different cards. My plan is to circle back and make a pile to mail out. 🙂

These all just make me happy! 🙂

Lastly, I thought I’d REALLY mix it up and just use the pixelated rainbow stamp to create a multicolored background on cardstock. 

Once that was done, I die cut a couple tags out and overlaid them with vellum before stitching them. The smaller one is cut out of the larger one, but you’d never know once I adhered it back in. 🙂

Thought it would be fun to try something different with the kit. 🙂

Well, believe it or not, I think that is all I have in the way of cards to share today. I had A LOT of fun making these cards and the timing of this kit while being more at home these days made it all the better.

If you’re thinking of ordering this fun kit, I wouldn’t wait too too long. Quantities are limited, so hop to! 🙂 You can find the kit in my supplies below or Somewhere Over the Rainbow Kit HERE.

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

Sending Sunshine and Rainbows card:

Oh Happy Day card:

Shine Bright card:

Hello Shaker card:


When It Rains card:

Hello (Toffee) card:

Smile card:

All these products are available TODAY, May 12th over at Taylored Expressions: Somewhere Over the Rainbow Kit Enjoy!

Find the TE Blog HERE with more inspiration! ❤ The Creative Team will knock your socks off!! 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you find a rainbow today too. 😉

Take care 🙂

Jill

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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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One of a Kind

Happy Monday! ❤

I thought I’d pop in and share the card I made for my son this week. He has 12 days left of kindergarten ( 😦 TOO FAST!), and you’d think it was more like 100 days. LOL 🙂 He’s ready to bust out for SURE!

You should also know that he adores stuffies, his favorite color has always been orange, and these claw games memorize him! Of course, we don’t play them, so this is the next best thing. 🙂 Well, in my mind anyway! Bwwwhaaahaa!

This new set from Lawn Fawn, You’re Claw-some, was a must have here. For all the reasons stated above! 🙂 It is just tooooo cute!

I used my Zig Clean Color markers to watercolor this on Bristol paper. The patterned paper was a bonus I received in one of my Lawn Fawn packages (Thank you, LF!). The background is stamped repeatedly with the stars/hearts from this set. I just randomly colored in a few my Copics, to add a little interest. I finished it off with some stitching and Wink of Stella sparkle.

Also, I am finally getting around to entering the fun over at Lawn Fawnatics! This is for this Challenge #5 HERE! Play along, there is lots of time left!

So spunky and cute! I chose to use the orange, blue, and a touch of green & red. I actually colored the unicorn pink/purple that goes with this set, but he was left off this card. Likely to hop on another one soon!

Have a great week!
Jill 🙂

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Awesome

Happy early weekend!  Hope you have a great weekend planned or even a lack of plans. That’s always good too, right? 🙂

I thought I’d pop in and share a card I made with the Paper Smooches Triangles Die. I could inlay this die for hours, with all sort of different colors and designs. Now that I have all these colors cut out of different cardstocks, I may just whip up a few more!

This Awesome word die is definitely a favorite PS die that gets used an awful lot around here. 😉

I mailed this one out to an awesome crafty friend. 🙂 I need more of these cards STAT!

I am whipping up lots of stuff for June, but hope to be back soon with a few other May posts. Tick-tock, it’s already the 19th! Wow.

Have a great weekend!
Jill 🙂

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