Matcha!

Hola! Thought I’d pop in quick to share a fun little card using Ellen Hutson’s So Matcha (and the coordinating dies are HERE). My friend and I still laugh at saying Matcha, so I had to make and send her a card. ❀

I colored everything with Copic Markers and because I don’t have the dies, I just trimmed her outΒ  using good old fashioned fussy cutting! πŸ™‚

The background I blended on some ink to a Neat & Tangled Geometric Blooms stencil. This isn’t the same one, but it is in the same vein called Hexastar.

I was excited to send this–because real mail is THE best! ❀

Also–exciting news today as the latest addition of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine just came out! It’s the Summer Issue and it is seriously DELIGHTFUL!!!! I have three fun cards in this issue! Two all about rainbow action and third involves Vanilla Ice! Yup! Eeeep! If you don’t already know, the designers are amazing and the writing and the way this magazine is put together is just so fantastic!! It’s incredible to be included…truly! ❀

You can always get the printed issues that can be mailed to you with a subscription or you can find them at Barnes and Noble too! You can follow the SCT Blog HERE and check out this latest issue HERE as well!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope your Summer has kicked off to an amazing start! Happy Summer! πŸ™‚

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Neat & Tangled: Thank you!

Happy Friday! Today I’m over on theΒ over at Neat & Tangled sharing my last card as May Guest Designer.Β  What a treat it has been! Thanks so very much to Danielle for having me! ❀

Today, I’m sharing this card I made with Neat & Tangled’s Wild Ones, Geometric Circles, and Later Alligator.

I love love love love Miriam’s background dies and I thought it would be fun to use this one in a spotlight way! I’m not sure I have ever done this before? Why? ha!!

Be sure to hop over to Neat & Tangled today to see my full post about how I made this card. You can find that post HERE.

I made another card to share using this set, which is new to me too! This is the Dream Big set along with the background die Cubic Cover Plate. ❀

She’s so sweet! And I thought it would be fun to make sparkly clouds! πŸ™‚ This sentiment is from the set Hand Stitched.

If you missed my first post earlier this month, you can find that one HERE. The second post HERE.

Thank you again, Neat & Tangled! I’ve so enjoyed sharing some cards and ❀ of your designs! πŸ™‚

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend !

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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Today: Over At Neat & Tangled!

Happy Friday! Today I’m over at Neat & Tangled again to share my second card as May Guest Designer.Β  Hooray–I so enjoyed making these cards to share! ❀

I’m sharing this card I made with Neat & Tangled’s Birch Leaf Die and No Words, designed by Miriam Prantner. So good, MP! πŸ™‚

This sentiment is a fave of mine for cards like this. I really dislike making sympathy cards, but this sentiment often rings so true for my personal sentiments.

Be sure to hop over to Neat & Tangled today to see my full post about how I made this card. You can find that post HERE.

If you missed my first post earlier this month, you can find that one HERE.

Thank you again, Neat & Tangled–looking forward to sharing again next week! πŸ™‚

Wishing you all a wonderful LONG weekend ahead here in the US!

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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May Guest over at Neat & Tangled!

Hello Crafty Friends! Fun news to share to today, as I am the May Guest Designer over at Neat & Tangled! I could not be MORE excited to be joining their amazing designers this month! Huge thanks to Danielle! And to my friend Miriam, who incidentally costs me a lot of moola. πŸ˜‰ ❀

My first card this month features Elena Roussakis’s cutie little set, Jump for Joy!Β  When I saw this squirrel, I swear my heart leaped with delight! (My friend Lisa will vouch for my complete love of this set! ❀ ) He is just the stinkin’ cutest! I absolutely had to use him straightaway this month.

Be sure to hop over to Neat & Tangled today to see my full post about how I made this card. You can find that post HERE.

Thank you again, Neat & Tangled–looking forward to sharing more this month! πŸ™‚

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend ahead!

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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Happy 13th Birthday, SCT!

Good Afternoon to you all! I wanted to pop in and share that I have a project over on the Scrapbook & Cards Today Blog today–and I’m in fantastic company! We are celebrating SCT’s 13th Birthday! Check it all out HERE!

Here’s a sneak!Β  πŸ™‚

Such a joy to be sharing over there today–lots of GREAT birthday ideas this week on the SCT Blog! Check it out!

You can always get the printed issues that can be mailed to you with a subscription or you can find them at Barnes and Noble too! You can follow the SCT Blog HERE and check out the latest issue HERE as well!

Happiest Birthday to SCT!! πŸ™‚

Have a great rest of the week! ❀

Jill πŸ™‚

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A Cute Card and SUPER FUN News!

It’s a new week and a New Year and I think I finally got some things crossed off my list today? It’s been nutty around here, to say the least! πŸ™‚

I’m sharing a card I made today with the cuties from Neat & Tangled’s Lumberjack Love set. πŸ™‚ I colored them for the last Daily Marker 30 challenge and last night they stumbled back onto my desk–I figured it was a sign I should make this card. ❀

I colored them with Copics and die cut them out, adding them to a simple card base that I scored and stitched. My fave! ❀ Plus, I mean, pun. Enough said. πŸ˜‰

I’m thinking I will save this one for my husband on Valentine’s Day…shhhhhhh πŸ™‚

Saving the most exciting part for last! I’m sharing the exciting news that I am joining the Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine’s 2019 Creative Team!!!

Oh my heavens!! I cannot wait til all their talent rubs off on me!! πŸ™‚ How fortunate I am to have this amazing opportunity?! I am truly still flabbergasted to join these talented ladies and the SCT Publishing and Editorial team, while they all make magic with paper, words, and fantastic photography!Β  Elated beyond words that can express my joy!!!! And excited to share the news here–yay! Thank you so very much SCT!! ❀ ❀

I hope you all will follow along over there –especially by checking out the printed issues that can be mailed to you with a subscription or you can find them at Barnes and Noble too! You can follow the SCT Blog HERE and check out the latest issue HERE as well.

It was truly a highlight of 2018 for me to have a handful of my cards in their issues, and now here I am, part of the Creative Team! eeeeeeeeeep!

Thank you all for *listening* to my excitement and have a great week! ❀

Jill πŸ™‚

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See you Later, Alligator!

Hope you had a great weekend! Ours was great here, but of course, too fast as always. πŸ˜‰

I thought I’d pop in and share these cute little Neat & Tangled critters I colored with Copic Markers. The best part is, they made it onto CARDS already!! πŸ™‚

This card is made with Neat & Tangled’s new Later Alligator and coordinating Dies. I also used N&T’s previously released Polygon Stencil with some Distress Oxide inks. πŸ™‚ I cannot handle the cuteness of that tiny little frog! My son is going to love getting this one! πŸ™‚

Next up, I used the cute little fox, So Foxy! Coordinating dies HERE.

I colored him gray with Copics and added him on top of some Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Paper Pad paper. Gah, cutest little fox! ❀

I also used Neenah white cardstock, as always, for both! πŸ™‚

If you haven’t seen it, Neat & Tangled is hosting another Throwdown: Crafting with Compassion.

There could not be a better idea in my mind, so I wanted to join in on it. I also thought it completely worthy to purchase this Celebrate You stamp set, as all the proceeds are “being donated to the Burning Limb Foundation to help patients at the Neurologic Relief Center receive care for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).” You can find all the info HERE.

A charity that matters to me is the American Cancer Society. Not only is it a cause close to my family’s heart, but is is a cause that my friend and her family help to raise money for every year. My friend and her family have run the Chicago Marathon seven years over, to raise money for the ACS in memory of her brother. This year, my friend is running the New York City Marathon for the American Cancer Society DetermiNATION Team. In the past, I have sold my cards to help raise just a little more money for her. πŸ™‚ She is a rockstar in my book! ❀

Help spread the word for a worthy cause close to you! Join in HERE. ❀

Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead! πŸ™‚

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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