Just Keep Swimming!

Happy Fourth of July! I thought I’d share a fun little summer holiday card today! This one goes in the mail tomorrow! ❤

For this card, I used Ellen Hutson’s Beach Lady (and the coordinating dies HERE), Pattern Play, and the sentiment from Mermaid’s Tail.

I colored the crabs blue with Copic Markers and stamped the little pattern with a bit of an ombre-like look. I think this card screams summer! So fun! 🙂

Have a great and safe holiday!! 🙂

Take care– Jill 🙂

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You + Me + Coffee

Today, I’m here to share a fun little card using Ellen Hutson’s Bear Ware 3 (and coordinating dies HERE) and of course, the original, All Inside with dies HERE! I mean, I’m pretty sure he’s my favorite bear of all and he needs to hold ALL. THE. THINGS. 😉

I colored everything with Copics. The background I stamped a little ombre with a stamp from Pattern Play.

I think this turned out pretty darn cute (because how could this cutie not be?) and I can’t wait to send it to a friend! ❤

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care– Jill 🙂

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My Kind of Happy!

I’m popping in today to share a little card I made to play along with the current EH Challenge and tell you about their sale! 🙂 Always fun…and maybe a bit of trouble…wink wink!

The current Ellen Hutson June Color Trends Challenge is:

Here is my card:

In my mind, this card either has too much purple (LOL!) or not enough white? I’m not sure which? Or actually, it’s probably both!

I first made this card with no image, and then after taking a photograph of it, I realized it looked naked. So I FINALLY (after looking for 20 minutes) found this So Matcha by Julie Ebersole set, and colored up a sweet little image to add.

The sentiment is from this set:  Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps, Totally Random Sayings Vol. 2 by Julie Ebersole

Two things: 1. I’m pretty sure I always use this girl. 2. I’m also pretty sure I always color her orange! Ha!! So sweet!

I first masked and stamped on the stripes from the new ESSENTIALS BY ELLEN CLEAR STAMPS, PATTERN PLAY BY BRANDI KINCAID. (Awesome staple set to have!) Then I blended on some Purples and Greens and Mustard Seed Distress Ink. I finished it with some splats of water, white paint, and stitching. Then I went back and colored up the lil’ lady with Copics and fussy cut her out to add on top of some stamped flowers.

Here’s the naked card:

I’m glad I opted to add the sweet girl to finish off this card. That’s a whole lotta purple! Eeeek! ( If I made this again, I’d add a few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear confetti bits I think.)

And before I forget, I did mention SALE didn’t I!? Hooray! Time to grab a few things you’ve been waiting for:

Be sure to check out all the fun new products released today over at Ellen Hutson HERE! Have a great Sunday!

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care– Jill 🙂

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Ellen Hutson’s New June Release!

Today, there is a fun NEW RELEASE from Ellen Hutson! eeeeeep! The Leading Ladies are quite lovely. When I saw the cute little accessories and little stamps Brandi Kincaid included in the sets, I found myself repeatedly stamping them. ❤This tiny little crab received all my attention in the newly released ESSENTIALS BY ELLEN DESIGNER DIES, LEADING LADIES – BEACH LADY BY BRANDI KINCAID! Ha! Such a fun summery set! 🙂

How cute is this little crab?!! And I am a HUGE fan of Brandi’s other new set, ESSENTIALS BY ELLEN CLEAR STAMPS, PATTERN PLAY BY BRANDI KINCAID. Such sweet and playful little backgrounds! 🙂

I colored him with Copic Markers. ❤

Here’s another crabby card:

This one is so beachy!! 🙂

Let’s Sea Where the Wind Takes Us! ❤

And of course, I had to have a crab with the cute googlies! 🙂 Again, I used another background from the afore mentioned set. I think I used all of them? LOL

And lastly, I decided to let the cute little crab rest, and bust out all the beachy accessories. 🙂

Again, I colored all these with Copic Markers too. To polish it off, I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear confetti bits and some stitching.

I’m looking forward to mailing out these lil’ summer hellos!

Be sure to check out all the fun new products released today over at Ellen Hutson HERE! Have a great Sunday!

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care– Jill 🙂

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